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05-17-2009, 01:30 AM
Hey Chicas

I am writing to you from the emergency room. My papaw is bleeding from holes that are not supposed to be bleeding so me and my mom escorted him to the hospital. We have been here about 3 hours and it seems there is not an end in sight at least soon. They are going to be admitting him sometime soon just don't know exactly when. Well gotta go for now ill be back soon. On lighter notes I went for walking for the first time in eons last night it felt good. I had no idea how worked up I was until I got back to the house. I was sweatin' and everything.

05-17-2009, 01:37 AM
hugs and prayers for your papaw

i may have just blown my weigh in but i'm not gonna let it get me down. i did my walking today on my hurt foot which still hurts to walk with my foot flat but i did for about an hour today and ate a salad for lunch tomorrow is a new day and i'll head back to the gym tomorrow or monday

05-17-2009, 09:58 AM
Hope he gets better bee!

lissa- I'm in the same boat, forget about yesterday!

I'm heading to the gym. Half an hour walk there and back just to go for a 5km run on the treadmill lol.. How small does a town have to be for the buses not to run on sundays??

05-17-2009, 10:25 AM
i still dont know where the city bus runs where i am....lol
my hubby went fishing and his lil buddy is looking for him so now i may be waiting 2 hrs for another cup of coffee lil man wants to be held by mommy

and i changed my goal and ticker

miss shelly84
05-17-2009, 11:17 AM
Good morning all,

Bee- So sorry to hear about your Papaw. He will be in my thoughts for sure, and I hope he gets to feeling better very soon! :)

analeh- Not sure if our buses run on Sunday, I have never seen the buses out on a Sunday afternoon. But then, we're in the Bible belt and it seems everyone goes to church on Sundays. I know of at least three franchised business in the area that close down on Sundays as well.

My weight in was good, I had lost 1lb so far. This was great, except for the fact that I didn't realize that the dial had been pushed back to 295 lb by accident (I have an analog scale til I can afford a digital one), so now I'm really confused... I guess I'll just not change the current weight until next week, when I will be that weight. :)

I am going to try a new pasta recipe today that I found on a fat free vegan website... it looks really good, and was very inexpensive to buy ingredients for. I'll have to figure out something to do with the excess pasta though, I guess I will freeze it. :)

In other news, I will have somewhere to go this morning. :) I am going to a Unitarian church in the suburbs, just to see if I like it. Normally, I'm not really into that sort of thing but I need to find some in-person kind of friends while I'm here (only two more months! :) ), otherwise I'm going to pull my hair out. :tired:

Anyhoo, I'm off to find some breakfast. (By the way, Frodo found some too... he was munching on the end of a romaine heart that I had thrown away. *sighs* Maybe he wants to diet as well... lol.)


05-17-2009, 01:19 PM
Bee - I hope they get your papaw admitted soon and figure out how to make the bleeding stop.

It's been a pretty lazy weekend for me. I have slept much more than normal and I love that I was able to finally catch up on some of that sleep I feel like I haven't been getting over the past couple of weeks. I made it to the gym both days and am excited for today. Not only is my mom making a turkey dinner, but I will finally get to see the "Real Housewives of NYC" reunion special. I have missed it every other time that it's been on...and I can't wait to see it!!! haha

05-17-2009, 02:49 PM
bee- So sorry to hear about papaw. Prayers!

Chele- Don't you love lazy weekends?

Me- Okay girls. New week, new frame of mind. Hubby and I have decided that I need a break from WL. We have decided that I will be maintaining for about 3 or so weeks until we are firmly in our house. Then I can control all food, meals, snacks, workout times, etc. My stress level is at an 11 right now. I'm not sleeping well, not losing on the scale, and overall just getting burnt out on all this. So to avoid a major crash and burn, I am just going to relax a bit. Still gonna workout and watch my food. Just not gonna stress if I miss a workout and only weigh in on Challenge days. Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised by the results! :shrug: We shall see. Here's to a wonderful week and good luck to all!

05-17-2009, 02:57 PM
I am going to try a new pasta recipe today that I found on a fat free vegan website... it looks really good, and was very inexpensive to buy ingredients for. I'll have to figure out something to do with the excess pasta though, I guess I will freeze it. :)

Any chance of getting the website?! It's just I have been having gallstone attacks very frequently and my non fat recipes are getting boring now!

miss shelly84
05-17-2009, 03:20 PM
Yup, the blog is located at http://blog.fatfreevegan.com and it has the aforementioned recipe, plus many more. So far I have been impressed with them, though I have yet to cook the pasta dish yet. I will though soon, and post a review on my blog (that is located to the left of the post) :)

I went walking today at a different park, and it was so much fun. I saw about 10 or 12 geese with about 50 goslings, just hanging out by the pond enjoying the weather. Also, there was some kind of Israeli ethnic festival going on at the same park, which would have been sooo much fun to go to, though I don't think I could have stayed away from the food. (I love pretty much any foreign food I haven't tried yet. lol)

The church was lackluster, but they're nice folk. Ah well, back to the drawing board.

Heather- Just hang in there and do the best you can! Moving is tough, and stressful! But it sounds like you have a supportive hubby, which is great! :)

Welp, I've off to blog. Talk to ya'll later!


05-17-2009, 03:41 PM
Hey yall,

Update for my papaw. We are still at the hospital he was admitted around 5am to the ICU and they were going to do emergency surgery around noon. However, they decided at the last minute to try a less invasive procedure to fix the bleeding which is good because they were not giving him good chances in surgery. Then they will be evaluating him again to see if he needs the actual surgery.

I think I am going to try and leave in time to make it out to dinner with friends. I need a little non serious time after all this serious stuff.

05-17-2009, 05:43 PM
*good thoughts* for your Papaw.

Iconised Ghost
05-17-2009, 07:18 PM
Bee- sorry to hear that, hope that the les sinvasive procedure finds out whats up and that its easily treatable. Sending good vibes!

Vertigosky- i love your avatar! How did you make it? Was from a site? I love those simulation thingies!

As for me, I am going to UP my calories to 1700 a day and see what happens. I've got an eating plan from my PT and i am doing a fair amount of exercise. It may be that my body has gone "hmm less food, better use fat" for the past year and now its like "omg its been a year, must be a famine! Store store store"

miss shelly84
05-17-2009, 08:41 PM
I finally tried my pasta recipe tonight. It was absolutely wonderful... though the onions were just a little crunchy. If I can find the recipe again I will post it here. :)


05-17-2009, 09:07 PM
Bee - I hope everything goes well, you and your family are in my thoughts.

Heather - good luck! Sometimes taking a break is the best thing to do, especially since you're under all the stress from the house.

I'm going to whine a little bit. I went to NJ on Friday because I was *supposed* to help my dad with gardening and then go to a movie on Saturday. Well he apparently changed his mind without letting me know, so I spent most of the weekend alone or food shopping with my sister, and then I went to a movie ALONE on Saturday because my sister went out with her boyfriend and my two girl friends were out with their boyfriends. I was just so mad - I drove 3.5 hours to hang with my family, and no one cared or stuck around. I can't be angry at my two friends, because they didn't know I was coming, but UGH. If I wanted to be alone all weekend, I could have just stayed in Maryland. And I feel guilty about being mad at my father, because he had to go to work (some pipe lines were leaking) and he did go and get me rainbow cookies, but then I ate too many of them. So good though. I spent the morning alone with the dog, then I figured eff it, and just left. I went to the gym for a half hour before the closed, and did the 30 DS video for the first time - OW is all I have to say - the boys came home and I feel less alone now, but it really bothers me how sometimes it seems like no one cares if I come or go. I know that's not true, that people do care, but sometimes I get a little attention-whorey and I want them to actually show it.

05-18-2009, 02:26 AM
Ladies I have had an amazing week and hope to make this one even better! I worked out EVERY day except saturday because I worked ALL day and night. This morning I got my sweatin in and did an hour of tae bo...then off to work I went.

My eating has been pretty good and I have controlled myself mostly. I have the man of my dreams in my life right now and every day is better then the last. Lets hope that when I weigh myself tomorrow I can change my ticker again:)

Bee- sorry to hear the bad news hope everything turns out well!

05-18-2009, 04:41 AM
Blcarter84 - Aww that must be sweet having the man of your dreams! Tell us more!

My bf sent me a song today that made him think of me. It's called "Stick around" by Azure. I love the song and lyrics.

I managed to stay on track pretty much all week. I haven't lost anything since the BLC started, I hope tomorrow's weigh in will be different. And I hope that what I'm losing is fat, not water or something. I did have my body fat checked yesterday, and it's down 0.80% from a month ago. My BMI is also within normal range now at 22.0.

05-18-2009, 10:18 AM
Hey Ladies,
So as I said, I’m back in full force. Today is my first day re-committing towards my calorie counting. I’ve had a crazy week last week, started my bar studying. Blah. Doing that from 8 am until 3:30 then Friday – Sunday I went to the downtown hoedown in Detroit which meant a ton of walking around (apparently walking around in flip flops on uneven suffices in the rain is bad for your feet) but also a ton of drinking. I have to say, and I know this sounds shallow, but I kept getting checked out while I was out, and it really is a nice self esteem boast.

Saturday was crazy … up at 6:45, class 8 – 3:30, hoedown 3:30 to 11 then bar hopping 11 to 2 only to have to get up again at 6:45. Oh it was a bad plan. I have this week off from studying but I’m trying to get ahead on stuff and clean/organize my apartment.

I’m going to TN on Wednesday because my grandfathers are not doing too well so I’m hoping to keep on track now that I recommitted.

Bee – Sorry to hear that I hope that he is ok.

Lissa – good attitude I always say I can’t changed what I did yesterday now I can just move forward.

Anehel – Just think of the walk as your warm up and cool down. Or try and use a different piece of equipment at the gym like biking when you have to walk there. And on I side not I always think it is funny when people circle around the gym parking lot until they get the closest spot doesn’t that defeat the purpose of going to the gym?

Miss Shelly – What’s the pasta recipe? Oops you posted it. Thanks.

Chele – sounds like a good weekend …

Heather – sometimes you need to take a break (what I’m bouncing back from) because life is hard and sometimes you need to settle. Good luck settling in.

Cayon – I had my gallbladder removed a little over 2 years ago. It was terrible and painful. Suggestion, if they want to take it out you should strongly consider taking it out because the stones can cause a lot of long term problems.

IGhost – Sounds like a good plan. I’ve done that several time where it’s like all the sudden I eat high for a bit and start dropping the pounds.

Rosa – Sorry to hear about the family. Mine use to do that to me when I came home from college. Its just bothersome.

Carter – It’s nice to hear that everything is going well.

miss shelly84
05-18-2009, 10:45 AM
Good morning all!

Remember- Yup, I did, you just have to scroll back a little bit. :)

Icon- Sounds like a plan. I've heard of that working before, so best of luck to you.

(No worries, I will eventually be able to recall what I was going to say to all of you... it just might come much later, at a totally random time. :D)

I start my paying job today, at the museum that gave me the internship. I will be working as coordinator of artifacts, which is basically a fancy title that means, "Jill of All Trades." And of course, still waiting for the prospectus on the grant I'm supposed to be writing. *sighs*

The other bad thing about this job is that there is bad food EVERYWHERE... one of our selling points is that we have good Southern food, and there is always stuff left over from weddings, concerts, &c &c. Good thing I have lunch for the next few days. :)

I am going to try something different tonight... since I really only have time to walk on the weekends, I may go to one of the deeply discounted exercise classes that they have community centers or churches. Actually, I think this one I will try tonight is free. So, I will let you know how that goes.

Anyway, probably should get going now. See ya'll this afternoon!


05-18-2009, 02:01 PM
I am out of bread and coffee so the boy and I are going out for breakfast (eek!) I am going to try to make the best choice possible! Then to the gym!

05-18-2009, 03:05 PM
Egg whites are your friend!!! :)

I just went to FirstWatch for lunch - its a "daytime cafe" so they only serve breakfast and lunch - and had the best egg white omelette with avocados, bacon and turkey.

05-18-2009, 04:47 PM
I had a turkey sandwich on a whole wheat wrap (instead of a bagel) with all the veggies and only mustard (instead of garlic cream cheese) and an apple (instead of malt and vin. chips).....i am going to say that was a success.

And I worked out hard for an hour. The gym was full of SEXY (I know, I am taken..but I can look!!!) men but I held my own and did my thang!!

Love you girls! I am going to the park now to enjoy some sun....

....Hopefully I can avoid the bar on the way the there - they have such killer prices! Ugh!

miss shelly84
05-18-2009, 06:09 PM
Greetings all,

Hope ya'll are doing well. I had a pretty crappy day today... for some reason a virus got into my computer at work, and caused it to spaz out rather badly. (It didn't have anti-virus software on it... WTH??) Anyhoo, it's going to cost $130 to fix and it's one computer we don't have. I was just very lucky my boss had other things to worry about that day.

That, and I found out my ex-fiance's mom is saying very rude things about me behind my back... and I found this all out by way of a third party. Jeez. *shakes head*

But, in happier news, it's a beautiful day out, and very fall-like. I may go out later, if my crappy mood disappears... someone motivate me please! :(

Anyway, I am going to rest. Talk to you all later.


05-18-2009, 06:31 PM
Hello girls!

Only 8 more days of school left this year! Woo hoo! :woohoo: I CANNOT wait. These sweet little darlings turn into monsters from planet Hellian about this time of the year. Here's to a stab at maintaining!

05-18-2009, 06:40 PM
Hi girls!!!! I'm already counting down the days until this weekend. I'm definitely looking forward to the long weekend :) I'm starting to get somewhat burnt out at work. The kids are just very needy this year...much more needy than usual. It also doesn't help that this week alone we have MCAS and senior exams on top of everything else we have to do. A break would be nice....and we only have about 25 more school days! haha Not that I'm counting or anything ;)

I stayed after school this afternoon to help one of my seniors finish writing her English paper on existentialism. We have been working on this all last week and finished it up today. We ended up writing 15 pages!!! Craziness....and I still couldn't tell you what existentialism is ;) LOL

I came home from that and went for a walk/jog around my neighborhood. Then I rode the bike with some hand weights for 10 minutes. And I am somewhat obsessed lately with Monster Trail Mix from Target and I'm trying to limit my intake of that because if given the opportunity, I could polish off the whole bag! haha

Taylor - Great choice at breakfast!!! Congrats again on being done with school :)

RHTS - The hoedown sounds like fun!! Although I will concur with how much walking in flip flops when it's wet out is not a fun thing!

Shelly - Maybe going out for a walk will help lift your crappy mood. It can't hurt, right?

Heather - 8 DAYS?!?!? I'm so freaking jealous right now!!! I was really excited about my 25 days! haha

Iconised Ghost
05-18-2009, 06:43 PM
Remeberhowtosmile- thanks, good to hear this has worked for other people. Its scary :( And its actually kinda hard to get it all in! Who would have thought getting an extra 200 cal in a day would be tricky? I guess i have got too good at picking low cal options :dizzy:

Miss shelly- thanks for the support! You get out there today, if you let other peoples bad words stop you from getting to your goal then they win. Stink about the virus. My computer is away for repairs (its RUSTING....AGAIN >:( ) and its like losing an arm. Ok not quite. But its very annoying

As for me, adding up my cals for yesterday (its going to be low), putting in the ones for today (hopefully will be a bit higher).

And im having my brain scanned today! :carrot:

05-18-2009, 07:25 PM
Chele- yes, it is quite lovely! My kids might revolt if we had 25 more days! lol

Icon- I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone excited for a brain scan! lol But, hope it all goes well!

05-18-2009, 07:48 PM
Heather- I know what you mean! I work with teens... and mine tried to shut down back in March because FCAT testing was over! lol. I've had to drag them through. But I'm counting down myself. 10 days left for us (including the 2 half days).

I'm feeling great overall since I went down a pound and I just started back on my workout routine last week. Now I've just got to get my daily diet back under control. Cut out the caffeine and cut out the junk food I don't need :) But I feel empowered! This will be a great week!

05-18-2009, 08:52 PM
Hi Girls,

My papaw is doing much better. He has a lot of his color and his personality back. They are hoping to move him to a regular room by tomorrow and start him an actual food. I'm exhausted physically and mentally, I am sitting here at the hospital now waiting until the 9pm visit. Then it is home and bed time.

05-18-2009, 08:56 PM
Bee- Glad to hear it! Just please take care of yourself! You can't take care of anyone else if you aren't taking care of yourself! :)

05-18-2009, 09:18 PM
bee - I am glad to hear that too! I will keep praying for you!

Heather - OMG I saw your pictures of the house. SO BEAUTIFUL you and Taylor look so happy! What a beautiful location - I am so happy for you!

On top of working out for an hour today the boy and I took a walk around our neighborhood and then to the park - for a total of 2.6 miles -- 32 blocks!

Now we are going to go grill - I am having some chicken and broccoli and some brown rice - the boy is having a big burger.

I love summer!!


05-18-2009, 09:31 PM
I am getting even more jealous...8 and 10 days? LOL I don't know who's more ready for this year's summer break. Me or the 137 high school special ed kids I work with. Never mind...ME! haha

05-18-2009, 10:27 PM
bee - glad to hear things are looking up!

Icon - Brain scan? What?

Taylor - Way to go on the food choices and the exercise :)

Shelly - I'm feeling you on the crappy day.

I had a plan - I'd leave work, go to Trader Joes and do Day 2 of 30DS while I baked chicken to put in the sweet chicken chili (posted in the other thread), do laundry then make the chili and relax while watching the Golden Girls. Tomorrow is spinning at 530, so I'd be in bed early and ready to go tomorrow. Things were going fine until I got home from the supermarket. My roommate was walking by my car and goes "hey, what's that noise" then he starts kicking my tire. Apparently, I drove over a nail and my car was leaking air. So I drove to the tire store, and the guy was SUCH a jerk. He was like oh, you have to come back tomorrow. Okay, but my tire has a hole in it...well I can patch it for you tomorrow I don't have the manpower right now. Can you put the doughnut on? If I don't have the manpower to patch it, I don't have the manpower to put the doughnut on. So I have an appointment for 8:30 tomorrow morning, but in the meantime I have a slowly leaking tire AND I can't go to spin and I'm seriously bummed. I might be able to make the class tomorrow night but then that screws up my whole week, not to mention having to pay whatever its going to cost to fix the *expletive* tire. I'm also irritated that I'm going to be late for work, it just throws off the whole day/week. Sigh. Okay, I'll stop. Sorry I've been whining lately. I hope everyone is having a good/better day :cool:

Iconised Ghost
05-19-2009, 02:27 AM
Bee- thats good to hear, hope his recovery continues as planned :hug:

I was excited about the brain scan because it was for a study, not because i needed it or anything :D It was pretty cool! Next session i get to see my pics :D

05-19-2009, 04:48 AM
Hi Everyone,
So I used to come here but I definitely fell off the wagon on the whole thing and I know probably weigh more than I even did. We got an elliptical machine in my basement in February so I'm starting to try and go on that but even that is totally discouraging because I can only do 15 minutes and that burns about 100 calories which in my mind is like nothing.

I also have some really weird food issues that I've had for as long as I can remember which definitley discourage healthy eating. I cant eat any vegetables,almost all fish, eggs and almost all fruit without getting physically sick so eating healthy is 10 times harder.

And in my personal life I have practically no social or dating life, Im going to graduate college in a semester with no clue what I want to do and no actual skills and I cant find a job at the moment to save my life and I'm running out of money, although my identity was stolen so I actually cant use my debit card for a few weeks anyways.

So yea I guess in a way I'm afraid I won't really be able to do it but at the same time Im afraid of what will happen if I dont.

05-19-2009, 10:15 AM
OMG my day is going to suck. I tried to get in the bed early last night…nun-uh didn’t happen. Instead I made it to bed at 11:00 and up again at 5:00AM for the second day in a row. I NEED to run 4 miles today and I an going to be so freaking crappy …ya know??? Anyway. I still trucking along. I have been very scared lately. This is the smallest I have ever been in my life and I am just so afraid to mess it up. I keep think I am still over 200 pounds and then Isee myself in the mirror and I am like oh, okay….I look good! Weird huh? I am sort of dreading that I have to eat to live. I know this is not good at all I must get it out here because there will be no one to relate…in my real-life world. My BF took a picture of me yesterday while I was cooking, He kept saying I look so small and I thought he was just laying it on thick until he showed me the picture. I was holy Cow THAT is MW???? IDK it was so weird.

SO I have yoga today. Thank the lord because I need a good stretching. OH and OMG my gym has started offering massage therapy. Hellz yea. That was one of my “rewards” but just never took out the time to get one, SO I will be getting one Saturday! My very first actually. YAY!!!! I am buying three session and I am using one sat and then another one for each 5 pounds.

Went out with my skinny little sisters this weekend and I must say I didn’t look like the fat sister for a change. I just looked like one of three sexy, hot sisters. All the guys were just falling all down over us. And even some chicks, it was awesome. My BF and his friend came along too and he was like he was so luck to have the hottest chick in the club!....awww

I have missed you guys sooooo much. It has been so hard for me to get on lately.

Taylor – You made great breakfast choices yesterday and you are doing awesome!

Bee – I am sorry to hear about your pawpaw but I am happy to know is doing better, WTG taking a wak the other day

Chele – Don’t feel bad. My sis is a teacher too and she still has 25 days as well. I know it is 25 days but at least you get a summer break.

Stellarose – That is the stupidest shyt I have ever heard! I am sorry you have to miss your class. It will be okay. IT just sux when a plan does NOT come together

RHTS _That is not shallow. Yeah we are doing this to get healthy but that also includes self-esteem. What give you a boost better than men drooling over you?

All the other girls…Hiiiii!

miss shelly84
05-19-2009, 10:53 AM
Good morning everyone!

Cake- Sorry you've had a crappy morning thus far, I can relate, yesterday was that kind of morning for me. However, both the yoga and the massage therapy sound wonderful. Enjoy yourself, and the progress you've made thus far. :)

Stella- Good grief! Sounds horrible. Sorry you had to miss your class. :(

Icon- Glad you had fun playing guinea pig. lol. I had to do a study for a psychology class a few years ago, but it wasn't as much fun as yours. Mine was mostly comprised of staring at a computer screen for two hours, clicking random things that came up. So, not much different than what I do at work these days. :D

As for me, my day was better... went for a mile walk yesterday in the park and realized I could probably do two next time. Then I came home and talked to my best friend online, and he and I traded some notes (we're both writers) and I added some pages onto a story I had written two years ago. So maybe if I'm lucky, I'll be able to work on that this evening after my grant-writing class. :)

(Thanks for being supportive yesterday, by the way, I SO needed it. :) )

Anyway, I guess I should begin heading to work. See ya'll in the afternoon!


05-19-2009, 12:50 PM
Hey girls! This is my third time back and i'm staying! I started doing the WW plan today and had an amazing breakfast that has keep me full. I just got done with 2 miles (1 mile walking and 1 collective mile of jogging) and I realized something while I was dripping sweat out of every little hole in my body and that is I think I found my motivation. I mean not like a goal because I had and have those but because my mom recently purchased a treadmill we've had to put it in our living room and it's facing perfectly in front of a picture of me during my heaviest weight. So when I thought about just stopping because of that damn little voice I just blasted some Kanye West - Amazing and stared straight at that picture and it made me work harder. So yep that is my revaluation for today yay!

05-19-2009, 02:13 PM
breathingfumes - good luck! I can honestly say I love WW. It allows me to eat things I love and still lose weight. Good job on the motivation. I kind of do something similar, except I look at pictures of myself at my lowest weight and that makes me go a little bit faster :)

Shelly - good job on the walking =) I hope you're having a better day today.

Cake - think positive! Have fun with the yoga - my gym has a massage therapist, and its the best idea ever. Its a great reward, your body will thank you for it. And that's awesome about the weekend - its such an ego boost when people respond like that :)

Icon - that's awesome that you're participating in a study! I would be excited too if I got to see pictures of my brain.

As for me - I'm in a better mood. Got up early, my tire was completely flat, but my awesome roommate put air in it (after we woke someone else up to get the pump). I drove it to the tire place, they patched it (took 2 friggin hours) but it only cost me $23 so I'll take it. I was giving myself a panic attack thinking it was going to cost like $300 for a tire (silly, I know).

I got to work and it seems like its going to be a fairly quiet day - I have a few things I need to work on un-interrupted, so this is going to be the perfect opportunity. I got my new camera in the mail, so when I get home I'm going to be stalking people I live with (tee hee) so there might be new pictures uploaded later. I have my WI today, then I'm planning on heading to spinning and possibly doing the 30DS. I get so nervous on WI days - All my work pants are loose on me, both on the waist and the back of my legs/butt, so I know whatever I'm doing is working, I'm just so dependent on the scale number. I should take my measurements later.

05-19-2009, 02:56 PM
Good morning girls!

Just got back from the gym - another hour burned! My apartment complex is having a free workout class tonight from 6-7 and I am gonna go check it out and see if it is worth going to.

Just having some lunch right now - broccoli, apple and a tuna sandwich with a few kashi crackers. (oh, and a skinny iced vanilla latte)

Going food shopping here in a few!

I hope everyone is having a good day!

cake You are kicking some major butt! I am sure you were the hottest girl in the club! With the way you are focused I am sure you won't gain it back!! *hugs*

mac Welcome back, honey! How are you? I am so jealous of your elliptical machine!! I totally hear you on the fish thing - I only eat raw fish or canned tuna. I would check out HungryGirl.com She has a lot of "well-known food" cooked with fewer calories and low fat - but beware - it can be a lot of processed things but it might give you some ideas.

stella You should take your measurements later. I hate weighing and hardly ever do it - - I think I did it last month. Don't nervous - you are doing great!

breathingfumes Looks like you are totally motivated! Welcome!

Missshelley Great job on your walk! I love walking in the park!

carter I am so glad you have found a man that treats you well! How is it going?

....I miss HWGA and Taragettingthin....

Iconised Ghost
05-19-2009, 04:39 PM
Icon- Glad you had fun playing guinea pig. lol. I had to do a study for a psychology class a few years ago, but it wasn't as much fun as yours. Mine was mostly comprised of staring at a computer screen for two hours, clicking random things that came up. So, not much different than what I do at work these days. :D

Oh god i hated those! We had 2 hour labs for my cognitive psych class and all we did was sit in front of a screen and click a button if a picture of a fish was big or small. They were different by about 5 mm and flashed on the screen for about half a second. 2 hours!!!!! Every week!! It made me want to strangle something :dizzy:

Off to work now (whee! money!) and about to go sit in traffic for a while, so will do more personals later! Have a good day everyone!

05-19-2009, 06:37 PM
Icon- I could see how that would be exciting! :)

Taylor- TY! TY! I also think it is beautiful. Each day I get a little closer to being in my own place! I CAN'T WAIT!!! :D Thanks for noticing!

As for me, *sigh* just trucking along. Trying this whole maintenance business. I dunno girls. I feel like I'm getting fatter. :(

05-19-2009, 09:35 PM
Hi darlings. :) Just wanted to pop in quickly to let you know i'm not half dead in a gutter somewhere and say hello and I love you all.

I applied for Peace Corps awhile back and interviewed today. I have a medical check-up coming soon and after that i'll just be twiddling my thumbs waiting for them to place me somewhere once I finish these last 18 credits and get my degree. In the meantime i'm running around like a chicken with it's head cut off making sure all of my stuff is straight so I can be out of here the second I graduate. :D

Stay safe and be well, all of you.

Iconised Ghost
05-20-2009, 04:15 AM
omg girls, you know how when you weigh yourself midweek you are usually higher than the begining of the week? I weighed myself today, after upping my calories by 200, after a full day of eating, after drinking half a bottle of water and a shrewsbury biscuit, on a WEDNESDAY, and I am down by 700g! I cant believe it! Im trying not to count my chickens before they've hatched....but whee! :D

miss shelly84
05-20-2009, 09:18 AM
Greetings all,

Thanks for the encouragement. I am feeling a little disheartened... I have been seeing the exact same 5 pounds I have seen for the past week or so. I guess I'm not really gaining or losing, but fluctuating back and forth. It's getting irritating... I thought you were supposed to lose a lot the first week of dieting?

Other than that, yes, I had a good day yesterday. Heard from an old friend, and talked to some new ones. I go to AR/MO day after tomorrow... I look forward to it, and seeing my parents. : )


05-20-2009, 10:50 AM
Goooooood morning ladies :)

After spinning last night and forcing myself to go to the gym this morning, I'm in a much better mood today. Most of my office is out today, so that leaves me as the most "senior" person here, so it may be a busy day.

I'll be back for personals later!

Happy Wednesday!! (the week is almost over!!!) :carrot:

05-20-2009, 12:19 PM
Hi girls!
Sorry or my absence, I just graduated from college this past saturday, and the weeks leading up to it were ridiculous. I managed to graduate magna cum laude, and was awarded the president's award in theater. I also lost another pount to bring me down to 139.3! this is the first time I've been under 140 in at least 3 years, if not more.
I wanted to pop in and say hey, I'm alive and still on track. I'm off to work, but I'll be around much more often.
I hope all you lovely ladies are doing great!

05-20-2009, 03:35 PM
So ladies! Great days for all of you I hope.

I have been on plan with my eating today after my binging(on healthy food) last night. i worked out today and ran around outside for a couple of hours. I almost feel like working out AGAIN before I go to work tonight! CRAZY I know. But the kiddo is taking a nap and that NEVER happens.

I am now at 168 which is the lowest that I have been in at least 3 years and before that it was another 3 years so 6 years since I have been this low...AND never have I felt this great! My goal is to be in Great shape by the end of summer

05-20-2009, 04:47 PM
GO BECKY!!!!!!!!!!! I hope everything is going well with the new dude. :)

Jade -- Congratulations on the graduating! I bet you're so relieved.

Stella -- LoL. As senior person, what kind of shenanigans are you up to?

IG: Congrats!!!!! It's amazing what a little calorie bump can do for weight loss. Hopefully that 700g stays gone.

Taylor -- Your lunch sounded so good, I had that today.

ASHLAN!!!!!!! -- I'm coming down next weekend I think. There has been a rash of drama around here lately (Married women taking XXX photos of illicit 4-somes, and none of the other men were their husband. ESCANDALO!!!!!) and of course i'm expected to be the voice of reason. Again. Even though there is nothing to reason. It's Slut Rules 101 -- Never have photo proof of yourself engaged in ho sh*t. That way you can just act like he's lying. :lol:

Bee -- :hug: You've been going through some seriously crappy stuff lately, I hope Karmic balance gets set right and you win the lottery or something.

As for me, i'm drinking off a hangover and trying to find a contract donor for when my liver finally gives me two weeks notice. It needs to be on paper! lmfao.

05-20-2009, 05:51 PM
Nish - It was good! I never thought broccoli and a tuna sandwich would make a good combo - but it does!! My fingers are crossed for you about the Peace Corp.

bee - I agree with Nish - you need to win the lotto. I heart you so much - you always seem to have such a positive attitude when it comes to things. You're a doll

Icon - About dang time the weight-loss Gods praised you! I am so frickin' happy for you!! YAY!

Jade - Congrats on graduating! I am so jealous - and you lost a pound all while doing that? Wow. I am really happy for you and so glad you are back!

Carter - I understand about wanting to workout twice in one day! I have been doing that lately - taking 2 mile walks around my neighborhood everyday lately. I love the warm weather. 168? I am so proud - you get it mama!

cake - Hello!! Is it just me or have you been super busy lately? How was yoga? AND message therapy? I would never leave that gym! Anyway - I am thinking about ya and I hope you are doing well! :hug:

heather - I am sure you are doing just fine with the weight -loss - I think it was smart of you to make a "break" (well, not really - but you know what I mean) but awhile. During finals my body wouldn't let me loose anything then BAM a week later I was 3 inches smaller. I am sure you are doing great - what is the latest on the house?

I just got back from another 2.4 mile work on top of my usual hour in the gym. It feels so good - I love my neighborhood and walking around with my boyfriend. We stopped into whole foods on way home for a water and I got some organic grapes that were on sale. I loved walking home with whole foods bag knowing I am making the right choices for my life.

My eating has been great these last two months - and I have been doing it because I want to. Go figure - I am eating healthier because I WANT to. Huh. Never thought I would see the way when spinach was more important than snickers...(well.......)

I am starting to take a dance class twice a week at my apartment complex - it is only here until July (that's when the lady moves) but I thought - what the heck! I am going to be doing those classes on top of my usual hour at the gym. She focuses on balance, core strength and flexibility - I love it. I won't be a calorie burn-fest but I am going to enjoy it.

Love you all! :hug:

miss shelly84
05-20-2009, 07:47 PM
Hey guys,

Home from work now after a very interesting day. Apparently we've run out of computers for all our employees (not due to the virus) so they sent me away for an hour until computers were available. I guess that means we'll have to order more. Not only that, one of our employees was sick, but still decided to stay at work despite the objections of everyone in the office. So here's hoping I don't come down with some debilitating illness right before Memorial Day weekend. :P

I also had some ex drama today. I said hello to him on FaceBook because he was on, just thinking MAYBE we could have a civilized conversation. But of course, he had to go all drama queen on me, saying that he was tearing up (WTH?? Do guys really do this over women?) and saying what a horrible failure he was, and that he will never get over me, &c &c. It may sound cute, but to me it sounds awfully facetious and annoying as ****. Is it too late to join a convent and take a vow of celibacy?

Anyhoo, to ya'll:

Jade- Wonderful job graduating with honors and losing some weight! Extra props to you for doing both at once. :)

Taylor- I'm building up quite a collection of Whole Foods bags myself. I love their stuff, especially their organic fruits. They have a very nice berry cup, and I have it for breakfast when I can afford it... so good!

Nish- Good luck on the PeaceCorps interview. That sounds like an interesting job to have. Is there any particular place you would really like to go, and things you would like to do? Good luck also with the last 18 credits of school. The last ones are always the hardest (almost as bad as the first ones), so keep your focus and you'll do great!

Icon- Yup. The one I did was for extra credit in a Psychology class. It was soo boring... definitely not worth the lousy two points I got for completing the thing. I think though the worst thing I had to do for a class was Sociology, and I was doing a correlation graph or the like. Apparently I didn't do it right, because I got a rather nasty letter attached to it saying something like, "Your lack of attention to detail doesn't make you a very good student." Ouch! (YAY for beating the plateau, btw.)

And HI and :hug: to the rest of you. Hope you all have had an enjoyable day and enjoyable weather. :)


05-20-2009, 09:16 PM
nish- the peacecorps! that sounds like an adventure. :) Can I hide in your suitcase?

miss_shelley- your ex sounds like one of mine. So EMO, gawd, it's very manipulative. "Make me feel like I'm the most awesome person in the world. My life sucks and I'm a failure, but I won't do anything about it." ugh!!! Just cut that boy out lol.

As for me, nothing really new going on, except that I bought a CHERRY TOMATO PLANT! Yea, I'm being boring here, but I think I need to bring some crazyness back into my life, just spice things up a little bit. :)

05-20-2009, 09:49 PM
Aneleh -- Yes! Feel free to make some space in there, i'll put some Saltines and a few cans of tuna in the pocket. :D

Shelly -- Thank you hun! I would ideally like to teach (I speak fluent French, conversational Arabic) since my degree will be in English, but my job history has been working with dead people. Retrieval (I volunteered after Katrina and helped find, collect, and identify remains and was Mortuary Affairs in the army), assisting the coroner, and i'm HAZMAT certified and considered a field expert in hazardous biological waste management. As much as I would love to be in front of a class, I have a feeling I will be put to use doing contamination control, and disposing of remains with transmittable diseases. I was really hoping to get away from being a professional vulture, but apparently I was meant to do it. LoL. I'm happy as long as I get off of American soil. I'm hoping for Africa or South America. :)

As for men crying, I can't even remember the last time I ever burst into tears save for when my grandpa died. I get really uncomfortable if women cry around me. A man cries around me i'm liable to haul off and punch him in the face for being a wimp. LoL.

Taylor -- Thanks sweetie! :hug:

So I was planning on having a quiet evening in tonite, but the sort-of-guy I was sort of seeing finally went over the edge. I'm laying on the floor with my laptop on the floor drinking by myself and ignoring all the calls to my phone. We were having fun, teasing each other when suddenly he grabs my face in his hands and looks deep into my eyes and says, "We get a long *so* well, don't you think?" I was like, "No." It didn't matter because he completely ignored me and went into this whole thing about how I should give 'us' a chance. wtF???

He had to go. It's always the GOOD peen, why can't it ever be some loser wankmeister that deserves the ax? :mad: Oh well, c'est la vie. He was a sweet thing, it's too bad. This Stoli and San Pellegrino is for him.

05-20-2009, 09:50 PM
Shelly - That sounds like the ex I saw a few weekends ago. Ugh.

Aneleh - good for you! I love growing stuff. We have our own little veggie garden in our backyard, its so much fun :)

Nish - The PeaceCorps sound awesome. I essentially have the same questions as Shelly (ie where do you want to go)

Icon - That's great! Your body just needed a little boost :)

Jade - Congrats on both!

Becky & Taylor - You guys are doing awesome. Taylor I took your advice and did my measurements yesterday. While I was ridiculously unhappy with what I saw, I can't wait until they get smaller.

You're all so friggin inspiring :) Seriously, this whole weight loss thing has been a lot easier knowing there's support and other people who are in the same boat as I am.

Today turned out to be a pretty quiet day. Usually I would have gotten into shenanagins (2 hour lunch, anyone?) but we have this big programing deadline on Friday so the few of us that were in the office were just busy little bees. I wound up staying until 7 just to get stuff done, but I'm pretty happy about it because I'm 75% done with what I have to do. Just one more day of working until 7 and I am D-O-N-E and Friday can be a breeze. Hopefully I can go out with my favorite roommate (yeah that one) for sushi on Friday, but we shall see. I spun this morning, and was going to do 30DS tonight, but my body is still really sore so I'm just going to take it "easy." I ate on plan and did work out for 50 minutes, so I'm kind of content with that.

I'm just going to give myself a manicure and watch crap tv until bed.

I hope all of you have a wonderful evening.


05-20-2009, 10:18 PM
Nish- Do you keep a baseball bat around to keep these men off of you? I mean Sheesh!! Why can't anyone have unemotionally attached bedroom escapades anymore? ;) And why is it that you want a man for the peen and fun and other women would give their left booby for one that cared! Ha! The world is a funny place. Live it up girl. I totally think you enjoy life more than many others I know.

Taylor- The latest on the house is that it is almost done. Waiting for the utility company to come run the gas and electric lines. After that, we get a driveway. Other than a few little things that the contractor takes care of it..... we are almost done! :D I can't wait to have some hubby time without fear of others...er....hearing. lol Gotta love sleeping one room over from Grammy! :lol:

As for me.... I AM SO TIRED! I'll spare you the details but, we took my mom to the ER last night. She fell and thought she really hurt her arm. Turns out no real damage thank God! However, hubby and I didn't get home until after 2:30 am. By time we got to bed it was 3:00am. And dontcha know 5:45 came pretty dayum early this morning. *sigh* I can hardly keep my eyes open!

Anyone remember those blood tests I took in early April??? ($4,000 worth!)Well, I'm finally getting some results tomorrow. Nurse informed me that she needs to get me on meds, however it isn't too serious. Kinda nervous to find out whatsa goin on. I'll let you know ASAP!

05-20-2009, 10:33 PM
Heather -- HAHAHAHA!!! I'm actually at the point now where I think they care BECAUSE all I want is peen and fun. There is no expectation of a relationship, so that makes them want one...? I haven't figured out how their brains work. I got that cleavage and a smile makes them buy your drinks and dinner, and I know that a good bj can get your rent paid, but treating them like a penis with a wallet with a 3-time usage limit makes them fall in love?

It sounds so wrong that I can't put that one on the books as a testable theory.

Thank GOD they finally got some results for you, so hopefully this treatment is going to work out perfectly and get you some relief. And hooray on the house too. LoL. You're so sweet, keeping it chaste for grammy. I would have moved operations to the floor and bit a pillow... just sayin'. :p

05-20-2009, 10:37 PM
Its the chase. They like the chase. When we are aloof, they're even more intrigued. That one I've figured out. I'd like to thank my friend in Pa for that...stupid jerk...long story...

miss shelly84
05-20-2009, 10:41 PM
Nish- That actually sounds really interesting, in a morbid sort of way. I could never do that sort of thing myself, as I'm a bit squeamish, but at least there are people who can. :) My BA is in English as well, with a specialization in technical writing. Good to meet a fellow English major.

Heather- Sounds like quite a night! Glad your mom is doing okay, and you are in my thoughts as well.

As for everyone with the exes, it seems there is a serious abundance of men without spines. lol. They took our request for, "You need to be more sensitive!" and stretched it waaaay too far. I think the issue with mine is that he has finally realized that it is over for real and has cracked, not for the first time. But yeah, time to shake the dust off my sandals and move on. :)

I have to confess... I am having trouble following my diet lately. I am making healthier choices and eating much less than I did at previous, but I am not following the diet exactly to a T. But even when I was following the diet to a T, I stayed exactly the same weight. *sigh* So yeah, the usual troubles here.


05-20-2009, 10:43 PM
I have a rule when dating a guy - if you cry more than me, its not going to work. I'm typically a "don't cry that often" kind of girl - aside from the past 8 months but I miss my mommy. But I'd rather cut off my right hand than cry in front of people.

05-20-2009, 10:49 PM
Its the chase. They like the chase. When we are aloof, they're even more intrigued. That one I've figured out. I'd like to thank my friend in Pa for that...stupid jerk...long story...

:( I can empathize with that. I love a good chase, just that the only guys who will give you a good run nowadays always end up being these new age idiots who think that being inexperienced and fumbling is endearing. News flash -- NOT IF YOU'RE OVER 18. Asking, "Did you come?" gets you a big fat F F**KING MINUS and a "Get the **** off of me, you idiot." Like it was worth asking, you already know the answer is N-O, NO! :mad: I demand excellence! :tantrum:

I could deal with the chase scenario if I was being coy, but i'm not. Never am. My flings come with a disclaimer: "You are not and will never be my boyfriend. If you get emotions involved we are done. Capish?"

Not a single one can follow directions, apparently. Freakin' losers.

05-20-2009, 10:54 PM
"Did you come?"

I don't mean to drag this thread through the gutter a little more but ugghhhhhh why do guys say that? If you have to ask, no!! Sorry, a pet peeve of mine lol.

05-20-2009, 10:57 PM
I don't mean to drag this thread through the gutter a little more but ugghhhhhh why do guys say that? If you have to ask, no!! Sorry, a pet peeve of mine lol.

LMFAO. I know, right? They're taking mediocrity to a whole new level by verifying what is already known. Above and beyond the call of failure.

05-20-2009, 11:37 PM
I totally agree. If you had to ask no - and if you are asking and by some MIRACLE I did...then you just ruined the few moments afterward when I am not thinking about cleaning the sheets tomorrow!!!

05-21-2009, 12:22 AM
Hey guys ive been MIA for the past 2 months .. my dreadful mother in law was visiting! and now she is finally gone and im less stressed and back on the wagon!! thank god i maintained !

Iconised Ghost
05-21-2009, 12:34 AM
Lol at some of the boy stories (and sorry about the others :( ). Thanks for all the congrats, it IS about freaking time i saw some change! Hopefully it continues. I did have more energy for my work out yesterday which was awesome. But today i woke up with a horrible nauseating headache so i had to cancel my personal trainer, which sucks because i love those work outs AND i still have to pay for it because i didnt cancel 24 hours before :( Laaaaame. And i havent eaten very well because i just felt like i needed to keep my blood sugar insanely high (you know those headaches that just make you feel like urrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggh...must. ...get....energy...give me....your...sugar...nooooooow) So ive had about 9 fricking biscuits and some bread xD

05-21-2009, 01:26 AM
hey girls

i live!

i am a college graduate! the ceremony was beautiful as was the whole weekend. family and friends came in town to celebrate my long awaited accomplishment.

now i am moving my stuff to my moms house in kc and trying to get used to not living alone. dont know if i am ready to move back in moms house but i have no choice and i have to figure out how to deal with this situation.

sooo MIAMI is in a week and i cant wait!

i'm not where i wanted to be but ive been maintaining i'm at about 187 considering how crazy my schedule has been that is an accomplishment!

so i am back in full effect here as of june when i get back from MIA! i will be on my way to goal at that time and i know i will need you guys. ive missed u all a bunch and ive lurked a couple of times to see how youve been. love you girls and cant wait to be back permanently. muah!

Iconised Ghost
05-21-2009, 02:53 AM
welcome back bjeweled! Congrats!

05-21-2009, 07:33 AM
Bejeweled - Congrats on graduating and have fun in Miami!!!!

Today is going to be wicked hot here (92) and I'm not looking forward to trying to get through the day at school. My particular classroom is pretty much a large walk in closet and the heat likes to get sucked up in there as much as possible. So, even when it was like 60 degrees earlier this week, my room was still like an oven.....so I can only imagine what today's going to be like!!! Ugh. I'm already looking forward to when the bell rings and I can blast the AC in my car for the ride home! haha

I went on a different elliptical than I normally do at the gym yesterday and my god, I was sore last night and my legs still kind of ache a bit this morning.

miss shelly84
05-21-2009, 09:24 AM
Good morning!

Regarding the obvious conversation: Absolutely! It's even more annoying when they think it's sexy to ask something like that. Um, no. What's sexy is to do it properly and then you don't HAVE to ask. :)

As for a crying men, I wouldn't mind too horribly, depending on what they're crying over. However, this situation was awkward because nothing really bad had happened, and I kinda knew from the get-go that he was after more than just my sympathy. But yeah, if someone the guy was close to had died and he was overwhelmed, perfectly acceptable.

bjeweled- Congrats! I am in a similar situation myself, regarding graduating and moving. And by KC, do you mean Kansas City? If so, Go Royals! :D

Icon- Hope you feel better soon!

It's looking to be another long day at the office today. *sigh* I can't WAIT for next week... get to go hang out in the woods for a long weekend, and then it's vacation time. w00t.


05-21-2009, 10:30 AM
Ladies! As some of you may know, my bff is coming to visit me from Canada this weekend. So basically I'm about to fall off the face of the planet for a few days. Love you guys! Make good choices!

05-21-2009, 12:13 PM
BJEWELED Congrats! I just went through the same thing this weekend. Yay being done! I'm also living back home for a while, but my bf and I are supposed to start looking for places soonish. and have fun in Miami.

NISH the peace corp sounds like fun. or at least really engaging. maybe the men over seas will be able to handle you better :devil:

Thank you everyone for the congratulations. You guys are the best. And you've all been so busy!

Work was hectic, but it keeps me busy, so I can't complain. I walked/ran on the treadmill yesterday for the first time in at least 2 weeks, probably closer to 3. d@mn that makes such a difference. I have to get back on track again. I did convince my mom to take a short walk with after dinner to make up for it. And I've been eating perfectly on plan since I got home. I've finally broken through my plateau. I was pretty much the same weight from the beginning of march until this past sunday, and I've been seeing the scale move ever since. I'm down to 138.75, but I won't count it officiall until friday or so. This is just what I needed when my motivation was really starting to lag.

05-21-2009, 12:30 PM
Ah boys lol. Because that's what they are...not men, boys. One guy asked me that once, and my response was - if I did, you would NOT have to ask and you roommates could have confirmed it for you if you were still unsure.


Congrats Bjeweled!!!

Icon - I was in the same boat as you this morning. My alarm went off and I felt like C-R-A-P. I slept with the window open and the wonderful MD pollen kills me, so I was all stuffy. I decided to sleep in and save the gym for tonight. My cat however, wasn't so happy with this so I had to throw her out of my room. I neti-potted it up before I left for work, and I'm breathing clear as a bell. I'm going to try to avoid working late tonight so I can go to spin or do 30DS.

Chele - Its going to be 92 in Mass? I really hope that trend isn't making its way south...anything about 75 and I start to whine.

Leighish- Have a great time!!!

To the rest of you - much love but I have to get cracking on these *expletive* data forms. I just have to keep thinking - you're helping to cure cancer - you're helping to cure cancer - etc.

(very very very very indirectly, but it gets me through the day)

05-21-2009, 01:06 PM
I apparently missed some good conversations last night.

Nish, and others with the boys: Lord, if you have to ask you didnt do your job DUH. Although, I am not a big fan of Fbuddies if its possible which it seems it isnt go for it.

Nish: I love the line, above and beyond the call of failure. I need to use that somewhere somehow. I have been with guys that couldnt find it even if they had a roadmap and a flashlight. UGH

BeJeweld: Congratualtions!!!!! feels great don't it? Its still kinda surreal to me and ive been out 6 months (good lord its been that long)

Heather: Good luck dear with the results, at least you can find some answers and have a plan of action that will be effective!

As for me:

Papaw is doing better they still havent let him out of ICU, but he is in a downgraded version of ICU. I am going to see my boyfriend for memorial day weekend. I told my mom it wasnt my turn anymore to take care of people, I need a break for the weekend. I cant wait its supposed to be warm and hopefully no rain *crosses fingers*. I am completely wore out mentally work is a real brain drain these days. I have a meeting this afternoon that I am supposed to think and be productive in, and my brain feels like swiss cheese. However, I am loving the fact that I will have the house to myself for a bit tonight, because my mom went back to work today, and everyone else will be at work. She got the call this morning, and she is even doing the same thing for the same company doesnt lose any senority, pay, benefits nothing. Its like she has had a 6 week vacation with pay!

Also, I lost another 1.6 lbs this week, I am back at 272. I dont really see how because I ate really bad for you hospital food for 2 days and not so great stuff during the rest of the week but I will take it. Well gotta get back to work. TTFN

05-21-2009, 03:16 PM
Hi Ladies!

I just popping in to say hi and I have some good news.

I have dropped another 1 and 1/2 inches since last week and I dropped 6 pounds in one month which is great average of 1.5 pounds a week.

I don't like a weigh but once a month the trainer has started to put me on a scale just to see what is going on - etc. This was the second month and I had lost 6 pounds. Heck. Yes.

I will do personals later! Love you all and thank you for all your support! *hugs*

05-21-2009, 03:34 PM
Hey Ladies,

I'm a newbie here, but I wanted to introduce myself. Sorry if I'm crashing your conversation. I'm super excited to be able to be a part of your group, I think this is what I've been missing in my journey so far. I look forward to getting to know all of you!

To those of you who just graduated: Congrats!!! That's awesome! I'll be joining your ranks come July 2nd when I finish up my last Grad school course (counting down the days:)).

Bee20nine: I'm terribly sorry to hear about your papaw. I'll keep him and your family in my thoughts! I went through a tough time last year when my mommom was sick with leukemia and we spent every day in the hospital. Oddly enough, I found the most comforting thing to be yoga. I would do it every night when my brain felt like swiss cheese and shockingly would feel almost like a normal person again by the time I was done (I d/l Megan Townsend's PM Yoga from exercisetv.tv..only 10 minutes but it was great).
--Enjoy the weekend! If the weather there is anything like it is here, it will be wonderful:)

Have a great day, and thanks again for letting me crash your convo!

05-21-2009, 04:30 PM
Amy - there is no crashing! Welcome and I hope to see you in the weekly chats more often!

miss shelly84
05-21-2009, 05:44 PM
Welcome AmyLeigh! Feel free to join in whenever you feel like it... you're not "crashing" anything. Nice to see someone else here who enjoys yoga... I do hatha (I think I spelled it right) yoga, and love it.

Bee- Glad your Papaw is better. Sounds like a good idea to take a brief respite from things, and take some you-time. Maybe you can find someplace nice to walk... I find it's a great way to socialize with whomever you are walking with, and to clear your head. :)

Taylor- Good job on the weight loss! :D

As for my neck of the woods, actually had a quiet day at work today... only a few people were at work today (as opposed to the office being filled to the brim with folks) so I worked until my usual time and vamoosed into the beautiful weather. Too bad it's only supposed to last a few more days. :(

I may try some zumba classes tonight if I can get my butt in gear. (Not to mention the rest of me, have been feeling a little under the weather today) They have them written on the schedule at one of the community centers here and I just might not be able to resist. So, if I do end up feeling better I may end up going. It would be a pleasant change of pace. :)

Anyway, have fun girlies and enjoy the weather! (Even if the weather sucks. ;) )


05-21-2009, 06:34 PM
Welcome Amy!!!! There's definitely no crashing here.....just jump right in :)

It was so hot today....it's 89 right now and in the 90's earlier this afternoon. My friend Kim and I get together on Thursdays to walk/jog and we decided to do it again today. Even with the heat, the walking wasn't too bad. But when we were jogging, it was torture! haha Tomorrow's supposed to be about the same, but a bit cooler...in the upper 80's.

Summer's definitely coming early here, it seems :)

05-21-2009, 06:36 PM
I just got my grades back. I got 5 A's

I cried.

I feel so blessed today, I really do.

05-21-2009, 06:56 PM
Taylor- :woohoo: You are da bomb! Great Job! :D

As for my test: Low thyroid. Apparently very low. So starting a new Rx tomorrow morning. I am not jumping for joy yet, I'm not convinced that its my entire problem.

05-21-2009, 08:54 PM
Welcome Amy!!

Yay Taylor!!!!!! Congrats! Great job :) :) :)

Bee - glad things are looking up. You definitely need to take some time for yourself. Enjoy the weekend and I hope you have nice weather.

Shelly - I'm jealous that you get to go outside! Sometimes we take a quick walk outside, but I never wear shoes that are conducive to walking. Enjoy your evening, whatever you do!

Heather - I hope the new Rx helps and that you're feeling better soon.

As for me - work was kind of quiet, kind of not. I just had a lot of meetings in between testing some of our web forms for different browsers. So essentially I listened to a lot of people talk and tried to break stuff before I got to home. I'm planning on turning in way early tonight. Tomorrow is one of my bff's graduation bar crawl, so I will definitely need to get a work out in before a night of debauchery and drinking. I also finally figured out why my new camera wouldn't charge - it really helps if you insert the battery correctly. I might actually get to take pictures tomorrow. Woo hoo :)

I hope everyone has a pleasant evening :)

05-21-2009, 10:24 PM
My dad is taking me out for a few drinks to celebrate my grades...

Those calories won't count in a few classes of merlot, right?


05-22-2009, 12:01 AM
Taylor- to Heck with it, you need to celebrate! way to go girl!

Amy - Welcome aboard.

I had some good and some bad today. My mom decided to pick up McDonalds for dinner tonight, and my will power is not strong enough when it's sitting right in front of me. I wound up eating 10 chicken nuggets and way too many fries. my total calorie intake for the day only came to about 1700, but i know the sodium will kill me. I haven't had fast food in months. My stomach is not happy with me.
But, on the plus side, I'm almost all unpacked from college. While sorting through my clothes, I came across a pair of pants that haven't for me in like 2 years, and now i'm maybe 5 pounds above them fitting PERFECTLY. I couldn't even get them over my hips in december. I'm also able to fit into my size 6 leather pants again. I'm just so exited. They're still just a hair too tight, but the last time i put them on, i couldn't close them. When i first bought those pants, i weighed 127. It makes me feel so much healthier now than I was then, if that makes sense.

05-22-2009, 01:31 AM
Hey All
So I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things, Ive started trying to eat less because I know Ive been overeating and making little changes first, stuff like hamburger without a bun and stuff like that. I am really trying to focus on the exercise side of things because that's always a problem for me, ive been considering doing the c25k, has anyone had any experience with this? I think a big thing for me to is getting onto a schedule since school is over and I havent found a job yet im just all over the place so, so is my eatting.

Shelly- have you ever done zumba before? I'm curious about it.

Also to add to the earlier discussion, lately I wish I had peen in general, even the whiny kind haha

Iconised Ghost
05-22-2009, 03:51 AM
Stella- aw that sounds horrible :( I hate allergies, they are the worst

Bee- good to hear about your pa, and that you get some time to yourself to process everything :dizzy:

Taylor- congrats on the loss! Well done, that’s awesome news. And 5 As! Incredible!

Amy- welcome! Feel free to crash the convo anytime

Heather- its prob not the news you were hoping for, but at least they have a hypothesis right?

As for me, i got so :censored: off today.Sent my laptop for repairs on the 17th of April and today i got a call saying "hey you know how we had to order parts for your laptop? HP didnt process the order haha...so we've re-sent it and it'll be about another 3-4 weeks and we havent assessed the rust yet kthnxbye" RAGE. I am so hacked off, i have never had a smooth repair done by these people. I called them and told them that they have to assess the rust by next friday because when they DO decide they ARE going to fix that for me for FREE they will have to order a part for it, and i am going to pick up the laptop on friday so i can use it while they wait for the part. Im going to file a formal complaint after i pick it up :mad: Ive had it repaired 3 times now and none have gone smoothly. I swear next time im getting a mac.

On the plus side my bf got me chocolates and flowers to cheer me up :D

05-22-2009, 07:27 AM
Ghost...that sucks about your laptop and the bozos "fixing" it. I would definitely file a complaint, especially if it was the third time they've had to fix something and all three times, they screwed up.

Taylor...Congratulations on the straight A's!!! That is fantastic :)

THANK GOD IT'S FINALLY FRIDAY!!! I feel like this week has completely and utterly dragged on!!!! I am so ready for the weekend to be here....especially since it's a long weekend! I have plans to meet my friend after I get out of work to go see her new house and then go shopping. Just a good old girl's day :) I'm excited!

I'm wearing a new pair of jean capri's....that are a tad tight, but I need to buy capris desperately so they're the only pair I have and it's going to be close to 90 again today. They're the stretchy material though, so I'm hoping they loosen up a bit by this afternoon. We shall see....haha. But I'm hoping to find some today.

I went searching earlier this week and couldn't find anything!!! I don't want to spend a lot of money on them because I'm hoping that they won't fit after this summer, so I hit up like Walmart, KMart, Burlington Coat Factory, etc and literally found one pair (at BCF). I know what kind I'm looking for...I want/need them to flare out a bit at the bottom because I don't want them tight around my legs. But, that's turning out to be a bit tougher than I thought. LOL

miss shelly84
05-22-2009, 08:38 AM
Good morning all,

emc- Zumba is kind of a cross between hip-hop and latin dancing. Sadly, I didn't get to go to that one, but when I do go to a session somewhere (either in MO or TN) I will let you know. (By the way, if you want my whiny ex-fiance, I will donate him to you free of charge.) ;)

Taylor- 5 A's? Wow, that's amazing! Don't worry about a little celebration though, that's definitely something to celebrate.

Stella- Yup, outside is great! :D

Chele- Don't you love Fridays?? Not real big on capris though, with my height and build I always feel like a hobbit in them. A little suggestion if you're needing more capris: buy a pair of jeans in the size and cut you need, and then cut them off where you need them to be, and use a sewing machine (if you've got one) to hem up the bottom of the leg. Not sure exactly how fashionable they would look, but it's worth a try if you get desperate enough. lol.

Icon- Amen to that! When I get enough money you better bet there will be a Mac at this desk. (I'm currently typing on a wireless keyboard/mouse because the keyboard on the laptop doesn't work and it was cheaper to get a wireless keyboard than try to get the entire keyboard fixed.)

Me- Better news on the dieting front, I have finally began to lose on the scale rather than just stay where I am, finally breaking plateau a bit. I am looking forward to my trip, especially since it was very close to where I backpacked last November (at maybe 215-225ish lbs). I hiked 8 miles in 2 days. I probably won't be doing that on this trip, but I'm hoping to convince my mom to hike through the caverns with me (about 1/4 mi to 1/2 mi walk, some of it uphill).

(The real trick, mind, is getting through these last five hours of work. lol)

I won't have internet after 3pm today (one of the mild disadvantages to being in the middle of nowhere), so keep your fingers crossed that I will stay OP. I know I can do it if I work extra hard. :)


05-22-2009, 10:54 AM
Good Morning ladies! So my eating has been weird lately. I haven't been doing all that GReat and I feel a little bloated and uncomfortable. Well whatever lets just hope it goes away soon because I am up again to 171 after being at 168!! I just want to STAY down. I have been working out every day though so I am proud of myself for that.

I dont really feel like doing personals right now....maybe in a lil bit if I get all my errands done.

05-22-2009, 11:46 AM
hello ladies. soo i just had a couple of things to share and muse about. so while i have been slowly losing weight, making healthy choices continues to be a huge struggle to me. i do reasonably well during the week, relatively speaking, because i am in a hyper disciplined mode (disciplined for me, that is) and not exposed to so much bad stuff or bad influences. but when it comes to being out and about and with other people, i seem to have ZERO willpower. it's like the minute someone suggests something or an idea pops into my head, i fixate on it and cannot let go. point in case, despite original good intentions, yesterday involved 1 philly cheese steak hoagie (hold the mayo, aren't i good? ha!) and TWO giant pink frozen margaritas. also a cobb salad that wasn't the healthiest, but i'm not gonna sweat that one, relatively speaking. and then, wait for it, JALAPENO POPPERS. :yikes:and man did they ever hit the spot. i wish i could get to the point where someone suggests poppers or french fries or onion rings and my reaction is "ew" not "ooooh." while yesterday was particularly bad in that all those bad things happened in one day, the occurance of one of those bad things is pretty much par for the course for an average day for me. need more self-discipline. sigh. :no:
however, in positive news, i am finally able to fit into about 95% of my wardrobe again!:carrot::dance:

05-22-2009, 12:45 PM
So I had 4 glasses of wine and then I wanted Wendy's SO BAD

I got a kids meal which I then split with my boyfriend. I really wanted a spicy chicken sandwich but I knew that was the wrong choice. Fast food in general isn't a good choice but I just wanted a taste!!!

I had a great time celebrating with my dad and boyfriend last night and I didn't over do it (Well...I didn't under do it either, haha)

Thanks for all your support ladies - you all mean the world to me. I know I wouldn't be as successful if I didn't have you in my life.

05-22-2009, 01:43 PM
ok my computer like died on the 17th... i havent seen a loss this week but i've also been eating horribly hoping the weekend brings a good number.

05-22-2009, 04:12 PM
Screw exercising today. I'm hung over, it's Memorial Day Bender weekend and i'm a vet. I DO WHAT I WANT! I just woke up an hour ago. LoL. So i've got this issue with taking photos. I either look horrifying or I look like I just spent a looooong day workin' the ho stroll. My friend Chloe snapped a candid shot of me, no makeup, eating cheese cubes. I look like a porn star. No lie. I made it my avie.

Taylor -- LOL Great job! I usually pass out, or i'm "busy" once i'm hammered so I never have to worry about illicit food consumption, but the few times I have been drunk and hungry I can safely say I do not have anywhere near the willpower of you to turn down junk food. I would have had my butt at the nearest waffle house with a giant plate of hash browns covered in jalapenos, mushrooms and gravy. :lol: Way to go!

sws -- I don't think anyone ever really loses the desire to eat those sorts of things. It's just once your body adjusts to a healthy diet, it's really hard to eat fried, greasy or salty foods without ending up with the bubble guts. :p It will happen naturally, trust me. LoL.

Shelly -- Did you survive work okay? Now it's smoooth sailing and a long weekend. :D My next beer will be in your honor.

Chele -- Try Marshall's or T.J Maxx. They have tons of cute stuff and most of it costs around $14.

emc -- LoL. Yeah, sorry about that. When the thread goes into the gutter like that it's my fault 99% of the time. Give me your address, i'll fedex some of these dingbats your way. They're all pretty good looking, just stupid.

Heather -- Well at least they got one diagnosis so they can go ahead and get your weight back on track. That news has to be a relief. :hug:

05-22-2009, 04:25 PM

I hardly got any sleep last night. My friend called me at 12:30 with another argument between her and her boyfriend - this one about a pre-nup. I also decided to chug water before I went to sleep and kept waking up *thinking* I had to pee. Then around 4:30 my cat decided she was lonely and woke me up. I was like EFF IT and went to the gym. I only did 45 minutes (usually do 60) but I figured that was better than nothing.

I had all these plans to eat SO WELL today so I could get smashed guilt-free tonight, but whoopsies. I went out for sushi and had 3 veggie rolls and miso soup - good, healthy choices, but then the peanut m&ms I just ate kind of did away with that prep work. Whatever. Long weekend. I'll be outside, hiking/biking and I KNOW I'm getting TOM next week due to the fact that I almost knocked someone out of my way to get said m&m's.

Only 1.5 more hours, then I'm going home - NAPPING - and getting all dolled up for a night of debauchery in Baltimore.

Oh, how I'm going to enjoy that nap.

Happy Friday-before-a-long-weekend!!!

05-22-2009, 04:31 PM
Stella -- OH I'M SO JEALOUS!!!! I love debauching in Baltimore! I'm living vicariously through you, throw back some Stoli for me!

05-22-2009, 04:49 PM
i forgot to add i have a bootay now its looks like it did when my hubby would get compliments on it from total strangers..so doing the exercise bike for 15 min a day once a week has been a good thing. my butt isnt flat anymore and i can push 110 on a leg press machine. hubby has been impressed but we're sti going just once a week and i almost didnt get to go this week cause of his family having issues(it affects us cause hubby has to drive them around *rolling eyes*)
and in about a month and some i am going home for a visit

05-22-2009, 05:24 PM
Stella -- OH I'M SO JEALOUS!!!! I love debauching in Baltimore! I'm living vicariously through you, throw back some Stoli for me!

Oh, you can consider that done...

Iconised Ghost
05-22-2009, 06:55 PM
miss shelly- thats exactly what went wrong with mine this time, the mouse on the laptop stopped working. Apparently they import the parts from mars or something -_- Good luck with staying OP! You can do it

sws- its hard when you're starting out :( Lol for me with french fries all i had to do was go past burger king when they needed their oil changing >.< I find most of those foods are triggers for me, that if i start eating them i cant stop. So its easier for me to say no and not have any rather than have to have only 8 fries or something. Dunno if that helps. Congrats on fitting your wardrobe again!

taylor- we love you too :hug: glad to hear you are having a good time and are still making your good choices :D

Nish- is that...a bad thing? :lol: just kidding, but seriously i always think you look amazing when i see pics of you

As for me, I am down to my preChristmas weight! (again!). Thats a loss of 1.2kg this week! :D I hope like crazy this continues. Why didnt i increase my calories before?? You all said it would work. I will never doubt the colelctive wisdom again :lol:

05-22-2009, 11:22 PM
Miss Shelly - That's a good idea...but i could never do that. I don't even know how to sew on a button, nevermind run a sewing machine ;) LOL I actually was able to find a couple pairs of capris that can get me through the rest of school at least. Thank god for JCPenney :) I got a pair of black, khaki, and red. The reds were only $9 at Old Navy. That, along with the jean ones I have, is good enough for me. Now, my next search will be for a bathing suit. Like the capris, I know exactly what I want, but haven't found anything yet.

05-22-2009, 11:30 PM
I got an old biggest loser book (second season) off of half.com and in it, it says all your protein should come from natural sources... milk, meat, and not from powders. Yet there's a biggest loser protein powder now. Hypocrite much? lol

05-23-2009, 12:28 AM
Hey girls! Big plans for the weekend?

We have a wedding to go to and in general some family stuff. So it will be busy but not stressful. School was awesome today! I got pulled to sub in my favorite class and I couldn't find the lesson plans. Knowing the teacher, routine, etc, I just did what I knew was next. Throw in 2 extra recesses, a trip to the computer lab, and the movie Tarzan..... and you get ME! The coolest sub ever. :D Then, 5 minutes before school was over the teacher walked in and asked about our day. After poking fun about him not leaving lesson plans...... imagine my surprise when he pulled them out from under a pile of papers on his desk. THEY WERE THERE THE WHOLE TIME! :o Whoops. He didn't mind and I still ROCK with the kids so its all good. :lol:

05-23-2009, 09:47 AM
Well I hopefully get to see my man today which is AWESOME because it has been since Monday and I think we both are going a little crazy from not seeing each other. I have to get Bek ready for Grandma and Grandpa to come pick him up in a minute. Then I need to work out, go grocery shopping and get ready for work! So much to do in such little time.

I weighed up again to like 173 this morning!! I dont understand...I MUST be retaining water or something. Think I'm gonna drink some coffee once I get to work..maybe flush some of this crap out. have a great weekend everyone

05-23-2009, 11:37 AM
So, Ladies,

The weekend is FINALLY here!! Not that it matters much to me cuz I work from home and have been slacking off this week anyway because of the nice weather (oops). I hope everyone's festivities are going well! It sounds like everyone has great plans for the weekend. I'm not planning on much, just sitting by my cousins pool and playing with the babies.

Anywho, I had a super exciting moment yesterday. I was headed over to the pool for the first time this year so it was time for the dreaded bathing-suit-modeling-session to see what still fits. Not only did the ALL fit, but I even fit into my tiny tankini that I got when I was studying in Australia that really never fit well but was too cute to say no to.

I hope you all have a smashing good time this weekend (in more than one way!) hint-MGD 64 is only 64 calories and my new fav. drink!

05-23-2009, 12:49 PM
I love NOT having a hangover. Had a great time last night - but I have no tolerance for alcohol anymore. After 3 drinks I was pounding water like nobody's business. But, that allowed me to safely get home and wake up without a headache. The trip to McDonald's before bed didn't hurt either, but that's fine, I'm going to play tennis today and I saved extra points for it.

I don't have any actual plans for this weekend, just a few possibilities. Tennis will probably happen today, then possibly bike riding. Its SO nice out, I just wish most of the roommates weren't gone so there'd be more people around.

A solitary hike never hurt anyone though :)

I hope you all have a great weekend!

05-23-2009, 01:24 PM
Hi Everyone.... :)

05-23-2009, 06:34 PM
hey friends. i'm back from my 2 week hiatus of not posting. its quite sad how much one will eat when not posting. Quilt? Definitely. But after a swift kick in the pants and the elliptical giving another one to match, i made it.

Update - I am going to a cocktail party tonight and a friend of mine is coming in to town. i use that term loosely because after college, things just changed. While we still talk, it is slowly becoming repetitive. we'll see after this weekend.

Now the cocktail party would not be so bad if I hadnt had a game night, a cocktail reception, my sis's bday jap. steakhouse outing, and let's not forget memorial day all within 5 days. I am thinking abut making reminder bracelets with little says like "put down this glass of wine/beer/liquor" or "you know better. you have weigh in coming up" or "you are going to regret that last bite of sesame chicken"

stella - i wish there were places to hike here. here a hike = having to take the stair rather than the escalator. i love the solitude some days. you get to clear your head and just be. its soo relaxing

amyleigh - that is awesome. i have one of those tankinis that i refuse to trash. Which reminds me, this is the smallest i have been in a long time. i should go try it on and see if i am covered.

heather = greatest teacher ever!!!!!

akt = oh the franchise that is the biggest loser. they prefer you to get only natural protein. but those darn chickens can be expensive. esp. if you follow to the T and get the organic ones like they want. its just impossible to eat all of that in a day and still have time and money. so voila. protein powder with BL on it.

lissa - you and your bootay go on girl. rock it.

Taylor - congrats on the A's. Total I have 5 As in my name. Does that count? haha

Nish - peacecorp?! That is freakin awesome. Good Luck. And seriously I go away for a few weeks and the best discussions occur. i feel like bc of you/your advice/your stories, i will now and forever know what to do in any situation. haha.

anyone not mentioned above and feeling left out...Hi

05-23-2009, 11:35 PM
I have been bad since friday...


05-24-2009, 11:26 AM
Me too-- but I've been running around outside, so I'm going to give myself a break.