Support Groups - Worldlies Seriously Stepping It Up in September to Get Slim and Strong




MELODY525
09-01-2009, 08:52 AM
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HERE WE ARE IN SEPTEMBER AND READY TO FOLLOW MICHELLE AS SHE LEADS US KICKING AND SCREAMING INTO A NEW SLIM AND STRONG MONTH!


MELODY525
09-01-2009, 09:14 AM
:ebike: MICHELLE~ HOPE WE CAN ALL KEEP UP WITH YOU IN SEPTEMBER. I AM GAME TO TRY! HOW'S THE CHEST? TIME FOR AN XRAY? IT'S BEEN CHILLY HERE TOO. THAT WAS LOTS OF WORK YOU AND THE DH HAD! TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF!!!

:pANNIE~ HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH YOUR SON AND DON'T OVERDO IT!! DON'T NEED YOU GETTING TO WORK LATE AGAIN. LUCKY NO ONE WAS THE WISER :rofl: :rofl:

:carrot:JEANETTE~ I TRIED TO GET THERE TO HELP OUT BUT THE OFFICE TIED ME TO THE COMPUTER AND GAVE ME FLATS SO I COULDN'T GET OUT!! :lol3: HOPE YOU DO GET TO HAVE MORE LONG WEEKENDS. MORE TIME FOR CEEJAY IN THE FALL WOULD BE A NICE THING BEFORE WINTER.

:?: HAPPY & SHAD...I FORGOT WHAT YOU BOTH SAID BACK THERE :rofl: :rofl: I DO REMEMBER SEEING A FLOWER FOR CEEJAY THOUGH...BEAUTIFUL. SOMETHING ABOUT ACHOCOLATE ROSE? SORRY GALS. :hug:

OK GALS...I AM OFF. THE TRUCK IS NOT HERE BUT SHOULD BE SOON. HAVE A GREAT SEPTEMBER DAY!!

happy2bme
09-01-2009, 09:33 AM
Mel thank you for setting up the new thread. I just LOVE your avatar AND your "theme" for this month. VERY CLEVER! :lol3: So witty for a cool and early morning. Now just keep control of the day.

I'm sorry but I tried to remember some things from the last few posts to comment on but lost it while I was transitioning. All I can remember is that gorgeous rose Shad and wondering how it got a name Chocolate. Soooo pretty!

I guess I will try and catch up later. It's the first of a new month, going to try and make some new good habits, the first of which is getting out of the house earlier.

Happy September to all. Gimme a smile, yeah? :D


MELODY525
09-01-2009, 09:42 AM
HAPPY~ I CAN'T TAKE THE CREDIT FOR SEPTEMBER'S THEME...I STOLE IT RIGHT OUT OF MICHELLE'S POST!!:rofl: :rofl: IT WAS ONE OF HER WISHFUL THINKING POSTS JUST BEFORE WE LEFT. :dance: HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT SMILE TODAY ALSO! :hug:


THE DELIVERY WAS CANCELLED :cb: :carrot: :broc:

diyana
09-01-2009, 10:02 AM
Happy September ladies -

I'm in a great mood today! Maybe it's the double dose of coffee to start the day, I'm not sure. :lol: I went for a short walk yesterday. It felt good to move a little. I then came home and played frisbee and ball with the dogs. My eating was good last night, and I got a good night's sleep, with just one small coughing fit at around 2 am. Today, if I can keep the coughing fits/asthma attacks to a minimum, I plan to walk on my lunch hour while the weather is still nice enough to do it, and then go to the gym after work for a bit of cardio and weights. But I promise, I'll listen to my body and I won't overdo or tax my lungs too much.

Shad - I chuckled at your Baby It's Cold Out There! How cold is it? We are truly having record cold night time temps for this time of year. This morning, it got down to 39 degrees! That's cold. I'm just glad I don't have to scrape the frost off my windshield. :) I'm glad your veges are enjoying the weather. I'm hoping to have all my green tomatoes ripen before the first frost. The Hot Chocolate Rose is lovely! I expected something a bit more maroon though. Hmmmm. Good for you for going walking with Chris! When you say the bush paths...do you mean the "real" bush? Like where it's dry, desert with low shrubs and lots of snakes, spiders, etc...like we see on TV shows? My Handy DH is amazing! He can literally fix EVERYTHING, even if it's something he's never fixed/worked on before. That's why I convinced him to go into Computer Repair/Network Administration over a decade ago...he was building and fixing computers for us...why not get paid for it.

Ceejay - I hope you have a good day at work, and enjoy your 4 days off. Are you doing anything special? Relaxing at home? Going to Paragould? I hope we have lovely fall foliage this year (but not too soon - hehe). We've had a lot of water too.

Mel - I love the theme, and the photo of the woman stretching. Thanks for setting up the new thread. I definitely intend to step it up this month! Thanks for asking about my chest congestion. It's still there, but I'm avoiding going to the doc for an x-ray. He's gonna want to put me on Prednisone, and even though I know that will help, I don't want to go on it because it's way too soon after my cortisone shot for my back...and it would probably preclude me from having another shot in a few months if I need one. Glad that the delivery was cancelled. Hope that means you can relax today!

Happy - Good for you for getting out of the house earlier! :D You're definitely starting the month out right by tracking points, planning meals and all that stuff! Good on ya!!

A big :wave: to Annie, Patty, Ruth, Laura and everyone! Let's here it for a Superb September!

Love and big hugs,

annie175
09-01-2009, 10:45 AM
September here we come.......everyone all aboard..choo choo....

Worked my arse off at CVS last night, didn't even take my 15 min break. The customers were constant, don't know who opened the barn doors. Slept till 2:30 then woke up, couldn't sleep, watched Frazier and half of CSI Miami before I could get back to sleep. A bit tired today and work tonight also. Great business for CVS, job security and all, but peeps could you plese stay home tonight.

Chelle...thanks for your good mood this morning, I believe it has rubbed off on me too! Take her easy on the exercise, yesterday's exercise schedule sounded perfect for you.

Happy....enjoy your time off next week. You deserve it. Great egg boiling tip, I actually do use the cold water trick. Ok...you said it, you are seriously starting over, I am going to hold you to it.

Shad...it is nice to have a walking buddy, it always make me want to stick with it more. Kind of motivate each other to go.

Ceejay....sorry we were of no help with the work situation. I just couldn't manage it with my own work situation...hope you enjoy your 4 days off, you deserve it too!

MEL...sorry your "Big Boy" didn't make it for the delivery... you might try "cookie, little boy" it sometimes works. lol WOW....great pix of Chelle to start the thread. When did she have that taken. Last week at weigh in? Thanks for starting the new thread.

Hey to everyone.

Love and Hugs.

diyana
09-01-2009, 10:58 AM
Annie - You be careful not to work too hard. You're putting in long hours and not sleeping enough...it's no wonder that your body choose sleep over pleasure last weekend. Yesterday's exercise was fun for me and the doggies...but probably not enough to make a difference at weigh in. I gotta step it up a bit, right? You're too funny about the photo of "me" to start the thread! Someday, sista, I hope to look like that. Right now, I'm just very WELL ROUNDED! :rofl: The only similarity is the long hair in a ponytail! :lol3:

annie175
09-01-2009, 11:03 AM
Chelle...we are what we project....good mood, happy, slim and trim if only in our minds....you will be there soon with the rate you are going. I must say, I am so proud of you and all you are doing to better your healthy life. Don't worry about my sleep ethics....they have been this way since my kids were born. I haven't slept through the night since November of '85 when Sam was born. It used to bother/worry me...now I just live with it. Eventually I will konck out after 3 or 4 nights like that. It all comes out in the wash....

diyana
09-01-2009, 11:41 AM
Thanks for the kind words, Annie! You are so sweet. I will work on augmenting my positive attitude with a positive self image as well. I won't worry about your sleep habits. You know yourself best. I just know I don't do well if I get less than 7 hours a night, and since I've had this cold, I've on occasion enjoyed 10 or 11 hours of sleep a night.

Laura705
09-01-2009, 12:24 PM
Hello everyone! I was back to work yesterday, trying to catch up. Still working on that. I'll catch up soon here too, just popping in to say hi. :wave:

annie175
09-01-2009, 01:52 PM
OK Girls...I have a challenge for you all.....I am tired all the time (not from lack of sleep either) it is from eating the wrong foods..carbs, sugars etc. I don't move enough, my mind drops into negative zone more often then I would like, I hate the way I feel in my clothes and I just literally feel like poo....I am up 14 lbs from my goal of 143. Sooooooooo here is my challenge to the Worldlies Girlies........lose 10-14 bs by Halloween. That is 8 weeks and 4 days away. You can chose your own healthy way of eating, your own healthy way of exercising and let's make weigh in day on Thursday to coincide with Chelle's weigh in day just in case she wants in on this challenge. Waddaya say? Who is in? Any other "rules" anyone wants to add? If we start on Thursday, that would be 8 wks and 2 days to lose 10-14 lbs....Please don't tell me I don't need to lose, we all know how we feel in our own bodies. I want/need to do this.

happy2bme
09-01-2009, 02:43 PM
Back for an update...

Annie - I am completely with you on the challenge for the exact reasons you specify. We ate "convieniently" while on vacation - processed foods I don't normally eat. And with it came bloat, weight gain (from salt) and a generally malcontented feeling. The only thing I will not do with you is commit to any specific weight loss. I cannot seem to get below a certain set point, I hit it and bounce back up again which really bums me out. So I am losing the scale but am totally focusing on eating clean, good for you foods, logging the food so I can keep track of portions and calories/points and making sure I get daily exercise. Count me on one side of you marching in step. Thanks for suggesting this. I would join Michelle in worrying about your sleeping habits but as you say, you know what is routine for you. It's just with the extra job, I hope you don't get run down. I guess I just have to liquor you up :hat:

:wave: back at you Laura, we'll catch up soon.

39 degrees Michelle? Say it isn't so? :no: that's really pushing the fall season. I opened the door for the cat this morning and thought boy it's getting cool but no where near what you've got. Brisk walking there lady :lol: My DH is like your's - I am completely fascinated that someone can take apart something they never dealt with and get it all back together. I either have left over parts or put it together backwards. Having a house too, it's really great to have someone who's handy around. I sure hope you can get those poor lungs dried out before the winter cold season starts. I snatched a bit of your good mood and you know, it DOES feel good! :lol:

MEL - WHEN YOU SAY GATHER THEE NUTS ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT US? :lol3:

DH just called. I sent him to the store to get coffee and he wanted to know where I kept the vases and flower food. He finally told me that he bought me roses!!! I need to take that man on vacation more often :D

Time to get back to work. See yah.

annie175
09-01-2009, 03:54 PM
Sounds good Happy...I just want the challenge out there, how we each do it, or by what means is totally up to you. I think if we feel a little accountable, we might even accomplish something...smiles~~~

and yes, the NUTS MEL may be referring to could be us!!

annie175
09-01-2009, 03:55 PM
No worries about sleep, no one in the office today, so I crawled under my desk and took a 30 minute honk shu....lol

diyana
09-01-2009, 03:58 PM
I went for a 25 min. walk today at lunch...and I'm so glad I did. It was gorgeous out...mid 70s, not a cloud in the sky. The sky was SO blue and clear. What a great day! I came back inside feeling refreshed and energized. I'm so glad to be able to exercise (gently) again! I'm looking forward to getting to the gym tonight.

Annie - I am SO with you on losing 10-14 lbs by Halloween! Thanks for making weigh in day on Thursday - that's very convenient for me! My eating has been good for the most part, with just the occasional slip, but I'm DEFINITELY wanting/needing to get back into an exercise routine!! Did you REALLY sleep under your desk today?

Happy - We're probably going out of town for a bit over Labor Day and my b'day, so I too will have to find ways to eat healthy at convenient places. Yes, 39 degrees! We had record low temps the past two days, and yes, I'm hoping to get my lungs clear before frosty temps. I'm glad to share my good mood with anyone and everyone, especially great friends like y'all! Enjoy! So nice of your DH to buy you flowers!! How sweet!

I gotta get back to work as well. Here's to a great rest of the day for all of us!

ceejay52
09-01-2009, 06:43 PM
The challenges sound good. I need to be challenged.

Annie
I promise I will not complain the next 44 hours of over time I have to work. You are working 2 jobs. I fully understand if you are tired. If I could hide from the all seeing eye I might try a nap at work.

Mel
It's okay that you couldn't get down to work for me. I'm just thankful that I have four day's off to myself. Thanks for setting up the new thread.


Hello to all the rest. :wave: 1.5 hours till I go home sweet home.

ceejay52
09-01-2009, 06:54 PM
I forgot to add that I heard from the test that were ran at the Doctor's office last week. I'm low on potassium again. My blood sugar was high so the nurse asked me if I fasted. I had not. I wasn't expecting blood to be drawn. Good ole stress caused the anxiety attack.

MELODY525
09-01-2009, 07:12 PM
WE ALL KNOW THIS STUFF BUT I THOUGHT WE COULD USE A REMINDER BEFORE OUR CHALLENGE BEGINS. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

ANNIE....I AM IN TOO BUT WITH NO SPECIFIC AMOUNT SET FOR A LOSS :ebike: BEAT YA TO CHELLIE'S HOUSE!!!


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THE PERFECTIONISM TRAP

By Michael Scholtz, M.A., Best Life fitness expert

It's great to be conscientious about your diet and exercise sessions, but cutting yourself some slack keeps your motivation high. Try adopting an 80/20 approach—strive to make healthy choices 80 percent of the time; this leaves room in your weight loss and fitness programs for setbacks. Here's how to do it:

• Change your thinking. Don't use the words "good" or "bad" to describe food, yourself or your behavior. These words can promote the unhealthy all-or-nothing pattern you're trying to avoid.

• Establish a range for goals. This allows for more flexibility. For instance, "I'll walk 30 minutes four to six times a week" is better than planning to walk everyday.

• Schedule off days. Take a day off from exercise each week. Use the time to focus on a nurturing activity, such as reading or catching up with friends.

• Enlist help. Consider meeting with a nutritionist, trainer, counselor or coach. They can help keep you motivated and also make sure your goals are realistic.

• Cheer yourself on. Place a note in your bathroom, your car or on your calendar to remind yourself to relax.

• Be patient. Nothing causes more frustration than thinking you should be losing faster than you are. Aim to shed up to 1 percent of your body weight each week, but realize that plateaus are part of the journey

Shad
09-02-2009, 02:56 AM
Afternoon all,

It's been a bit of a weird day today. I picked up my new hearing aids. I'm getting used to them but it will take a while. After the noise I heard in the mall this morning, there is a good chance I might 'go deaf' into the shopping centres!! :rofl:
Then I went down to the local hardware store and lo and behold they play music in there. Who knew? :rofl:
Now the DS2 is shouting at me! So I told him he didn't have to anymore. At last I can hear his witticisms and depth of knowledge! :rofl:
Miss Puss isn't taking any notice of the no yelling rule in the house.

Annie - I'll take up your challenge. Weigh in on Thursday morning my time. We will see how we go. I've been having a bit of success on Red Balloons challenge thread so we will see how it develops. Here's to success for us all.

Mel - I think all the nuts are gathered for the challenge now I am here. Thanks for that information on perfectionism. I will strive to be just less than perfect.
Thanks also for sorting out the new thread. With the drama of yesterday, I forgot.
Oh yes and Ceejay's rose was called Hot Chocolate. Why I can't tell, it looks nothing like hot chocolate. It's neighbouring rose is much more like chocolate since it is a brown rose but even then it is hot chocolate made with milk. However Hot Chocolate the rose is a superb orange. It's bright. It's the DS2's favourite of all the roses.

Happy - Roses from the DH?? Oh please. The house will be fragrant when you get in.

Michelle - When I say it's cold out there, it means it is under 15C (60F) we do get down to single figures in the depths of winter but only during the night. Anything under 20C (70) and the entire Queensland populations starts getting out the furs and boots.
Glad to hear you got out for the walk. Sometimes it's just great exercise and all you need if you have been limiting calories.

Laura - you'll need some time to get back into the swing of work. Nice to hear from you.

Ceejay - you must be about to embark on your 4 days off. Have a great time. Are you going to Paragould??

I didn't get to walk yesterday with Chris. She rang to say her flu is back and she is not feeling too good. Postponed to Thursday.

Anyway, time to go turn off the hose in the garden. I'll be back tomorrow bright and early - oh yeah :lol3:

happy2bme
09-02-2009, 09:12 AM
Good morning all,

Have an early morning dentist appointment today so it's just a quick wave and a salute with the coffee cup. Will have to get on later.

So now you are ready to listen to the world with a keener ear Shad? I imagine part of the "fun" will be learning to filter out all those background noises that were more muffled before. Practice your slightly cocked head and "are you kidding me" look when DS2 proceeds to impart his sage advice :lol:

I'm about to head out. Happy humpin' trash day to the chicks.

MELODY525
09-02-2009, 09:14 AM
MICHELLE~ YOUR QUOTE I USED FOR THE TITLE MAKES ME LAUGH EVERY MORNING NOW. IT'S SO LONG TO COOPY AND PASTE :rofl: I HEAR YA ON THE PREDNISONE ISSUE. KIND OF A DA MNED IF YOU DO SITUATION. HOPE THEY CLEAR UP ON THEIR OWN. KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED.

ANNIE~ I SNAPPED THE PIC OF CHELLIE WHEN SHE WASN'T LOOKING. :belly: BE CAREFUL WITH THE 2 JOBS....I KNOW I KEEP SAYING IT BUT AFTER ALL YOU NEED SOME DOWN TIME AND HEALTHY EATING IN BETWEEN THEM.

LAURA~ DON'T TRY TO CATCH UP...JUST JUMP IN.:swim:

HAPPY~ FLOWERS....HOW NICE OF DH. HE'S A REAL EEPER ISN'T HE? :hug: TOO CUTE OF HIM. SO A YURT IS WORTH A DOZEN ROSES?! I MUST REMEMBER THAT FOR MY NEXT LIFETIME! WHEN I GATERED THE NUTS I FIRST THOUGHT OF WALNUTS AND ACORNS...THEN THE SENIORS....BUT NOW YOU MENTION IT...THE WORLDLIES FIT RIGHT IN THERE. :crazy:

JEANETTE~ HOPE YOU ENJOY THE 4 DAYS OFF. HANG ON TO ALL THE GOOD THOUGHTS YOU CAN THINK OF WHILE YOU GET SOME POSTASSIUM INSIDE YOU AND DE-STRESS :yoga:

SHAD~ HOT CHOCOLATE.....GOOD NAME IN A WAY....BOTH OF THEM ARE COMFORTING!! SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT CHRIS AND THE FLU. THE NEWS CHANNELS ARE ALREADY GETTING READY TO CAUSE A MASS RIOT OVER THE FLU SEASON ON THE TV AND THEY CALL IT RESPONSIBLE REPORTING :faint: THIS MORNING WAS AN INDEPTH COVERAGE OF HOW IT KILLS PREGNANT WOMEN. JUST LOVELY. TURNED IT OFF. HOPE ALL DRAMA IS GONE...I MUST GO BACK AND READ.....GLAD THE AIDS ARE WORKING AND I CAN THINK OF A FEW PLACES I WOULD TURN THEM OFF AS WELL :rofl:

:cofdate: HAVING SOME TIME WITH JEN. THEN THEY WILL GO BACK TO THE TRAILER AND CLOSE IT UP. GETTING READY FOR THE COOLER MONTHS AHEAD. YESTERDAY WAS RELAXING AND I GOT NOTHING DONE :beach: BUT IT FELT GOOD. I ONLY HAD 2 CALLS AND I PUT A "SICK" SIGN ON MY DOOR. ONLY 2 PEOPLE KNOCKED ANYWAY!:lol3:
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped:

MELODY525
09-02-2009, 09:15 AM
HAPPY HUMPING TRASH DAY TO YOU MISS HAPPY AND THE WORLDLIES AS WELL!! I CAN'T SAY HAVE FUN AT THE DENTIST :yikes:

annie175
09-02-2009, 09:18 AM
Good Morning and Happy Trashy Hump Day! LOL

Stomach is in a little tizzy think I havta poo and too much caffiene this a.m. It will get better with time...

Work last night was a whirl at CVS, no break, too busy, man customers must have come into some money or something. It is just crazy. The liquor sales are phenominal.

BRB for personals...going to poo now.

annie175
09-02-2009, 09:44 AM
D*mn it I just deleted my personals...here I go again...

WHew wee, I feel so much better now.....

Shad...be careful at what you might hear, you might not want to know it. My Grandpa..God rest his soul...used to so gently reach up and turn his aides down when grandma went to b*tchin' lol

Happy...only 50 degrees here this mornin' had to run my heater on the way to work. It did feel awesome sleeping with the windows open last night tho. Happy<---pu intended---> drilling at the dentist this morning.

Chelle...you bet I took a nap under my desk yesterday. Had the space heater going on feet and lower extremities. Awwwwww....You are so on for the challenge...I mean it....

MEL...great perfection piece. We sometimes forget to be easy on ourselves. Maybe the sick sign on your door is the answer to having a "Meliday". You might want to put a "Knockers Beware!" sign on the door too. Not the boob kind of knockers, but the boob idiot kind. lol, sometimes I crack myself up.....

Laura...jump in and take off here.

Not much else going on here. Baby boy comes home tonight. We are going to Shallow's for a drink/dinner to celebrate his 21st bd. They have a stein called "Das Boot" It looks like a huge cowboy boot and will hold the equivalent of about 5 beers. The stein with the beer in it is 23 bucks, then if you take the stein back in there, it is only 10 bucks to refill. I am getting him that plus dinner along with the western shirt, bolo tie and Jagermeister I already got him. I can't wait.

Have a great middle of the week day all y'all.

Love and hugs.

ceejay52
09-02-2009, 10:23 AM
I have a four day week end to myself and Mel I'm thinking about putting a do not disturb sign on the door today.
I'm into fall cleaning but am not going to push myself today. It's one room at a time. The kitchen is done. I would like to buy some open shelving to store some small appliances.
I had a chance to sleep in this morning but my internal alarm clock woke me up at 5.30 a.m. sigh! I laid in bed till 7 and had to get up. Decided that this would be a good time to burn some calories so I rode the bike for 15 minutes. I'm making myself go to the gym later this morning for a walk on the treadmill and do some weight machines.
This month is to focus on fitness and routine. I'm with Happy on not setting a pounds loss goal.
My little sister called me Monday night. She was bubbling over with joy. Her oldest son and his girlfriend are expecting a baby. They are bothe 29. I told her that he sounded very excited about something, but he didn't tell me Saturday when he called to wish me a happy birthday. I have been expecting her to tell me about her middle son and his wife. I feel it in my bones that it will not be far behind.


Happy
Hope things go well at the dentist. I finally made my appointment on the 24the of September.

Mel
I liked the article on perfectionism. That's one of my bad traits when it comes to dieting. I get burned out very easy because of it.

Shad
My favorite rose is the peace rose, but roses have to be my favorite flower.
Hope your friend feels better.

Annie
have fun celbrating with your son. I didn't know that CVS sold liquor. My friend who works in the light office hates the first through the third of the month. That's when Social Security checks and welfare checks come in.

Michelle
Good for you in taking that 20 minute walk at lunch. I might try taking a walk outside tomorrow. It's really been nice this week.

Laura
Glad you are back from vacation.

Breakfast is calling me and I need to get on with my day. Have a good one every one.

diyana
09-02-2009, 10:57 AM
hey everyone -

Just a super quick check in....my piles at work just keep getting taller...and I'm too short to see over them! :lol3:

I walked for 1/2 hour at lunch yesterday, then went to the gym for 1/2 hour of cardio and 1/2 hour of weights. Because of my lungs, I kept the intensity down a bit. Of course now, my legs and back are saying I may have done too much. Why can't my body parts tell me I might be overdoing it at the time? :dunno: I'm sure I'll be fine after the muscles loosen up a bit. So far so good on the lungs though...just the stupid occasional nagging coughing fit! :lol:

Love and hugs,

annie175
09-02-2009, 11:02 AM
Chelle....and why don't our body parts tell us we are working too much and need to take a vacation?? LOL

annie175
09-02-2009, 11:23 AM
Why is it when you are trying to be good, all you can think about is food. So I thought I would come here and type/babble about a big bunch of nothing, rather than eat. You don't even have to read this post. I am just keeping my mind and hands busy. I may have to sit here and type all day long. Nellie has agreed to go for a walk with me at lunch to keep me occupied for that bit of time.

annie175
09-02-2009, 12:26 PM
:)OMGOODNESS...GRAND NEWS....MOM FINALLY GOT ALL OF HER TEST RESULTS BACK....HER KIDNEY'S ARE NOT DETERIORATING. SHE HAS TOO MUCH ACID IN HER SYSTEM/KIDNEYS. THE DOCS GAVE HER A SCRIPT SHE TAKES TWICE A DAY TO RID HER SYSTEM OF THE ACID. THIS SHOULD ALSO HELP WITH THE RIGHT SIDE PAIN SHE HAS HAD FOR OVER A YEAR. YES, I COULD SHOOT THE DOC THAT PUT US THROUGH ALL OF THIS, HOWEVER THE BRIGHT SIDE IS SHE SHOULD DO A BIT BETTER NOW. THANK YOU JESUS, TRULY FOR PRAYERS ANSWERED.

AND THANK YOU ALL MY WORLDLIES FOR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. YOU TRULY ARE THE VERY BEST. AND FOR THAT I LOVE YOU!!:hug::love::angel::dance::flow1::goodvibes:ye s:

happy2bme
09-02-2009, 01:07 PM
Annie - our body parts DO tell us that we are working too hard. Trouble is, they are really afraid of the boss so they just whisper it to us...

Thank heavens for the good news on your Mom. Sooooo wonderful to hear that it's something treatable. Prayers do work. Now we can focus on your DD. :hug:

I find that as the days get cooler and shorter, my appetite kicks into gear. I can't wait for lunch today. Not that there's anything that fabulous to eat, just ravenous today.

annie175
09-02-2009, 03:20 PM
Haqppy, thanks for the kind words, and I am focusing on my DD too, prayers do help, I sometimes just need a reminder.

Sometimes when I am bored at work all I want to do is snack. I just ate some of Amy's cherries she brought. My goodness they were the plumpest, meatiest, sweet cherries I have had all season. I could of ate them all, but didn't want to start oinking at work.

MELODY525
09-02-2009, 05:39 PM
MICHELLE~ MY COMMON SENSE FLIES OUT THE WINDOW WHEN I WANT TO DO SOMETHING. I THINK IT'S HUMAN NATURE TO IGNORE THE POOR BODY AND WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW WE SHOULDN'T BE DOING!! HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER ALL OVER SOON:hug:

ANNIE~ I AM SOOOO HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT MOM AND HAVE THE DD IN MY HEART ALSO. GOTTA THINK POSITIVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRU! :hug:

JEANETTE~ YOU SOUND VERY UPBEAT AND GAVE ME THE IDEA FOR FALL CLEANING. SOMETHING I COULD GET GOING ON NEXT WEEKEND. THANKS. HAVE A GREAT CEE-DAY WEEKEND!! :rofl:

HAPPY~ WHEN ANNIE COMES UP WITH A PLACE FOR US TO BEGIN OUR WORLDLIE'S COMMUNE....BRING THE YURTS!! THAY HAVE BEEN ON MY MIND ALL DAY SINCE I WAS WATCHING A TRAVEL SHOW LAST WEEK. :belly:
IF I TAKE THE MAINTENANCE MEN MAYBE THEY WILL GIVE ME ROSES TOO! :rofl:

:hun: A FRIEND BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION "THE ZONE DIET" BY DR BARRY SEARS. I HAVEN'T LOOKED AT IT FOR YEARS...MAYBE THE 90'S. SO I GOOGLED STUFF FOR HER AND PRINTED IT ALL OUT TO MAKE HER A "BOOK" OF SORTS. SHE WANTS SOME SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT. I ALSO ORDERED BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY AND WE'RE LOOKING INTO IT...ONE OF THEM IS "THE ANTI-INFLAMMATION ZONE". I AM READING IT OVER THE WEEKEND FOR SOME IDEAS. BOTH MY FACE AND BODY HAVE INFFLAMMATION ISSUES AND I AM LOOKING FOR IDEAS TO KEEP THE INFLAM. DOWN. CAN'T HURT. I ALSO CAME ACROSS THE "FLAT BELLY DIET" ON WWW.PREVENTION.COM
THAT IS BASED ON THE STOMACH AND FOODS THAT BOTHER IT ALSO. SO FAR I GOT SOME INFO TO MULL OVER.
I'M NOT LOOKING FOR A DIET PER SE BUT MAYBE THERE IS MORE INFO OUT THERE TO SPEED UP THIS FACE CRAP. CERTAINLY MY INFLAMMATORY CONDITION FOR THE BODY COULD BENEFIT AS WELL. NOW THAT I HAVE WRITTEN A BOOK....I WILL LEAVE YOU TO ALL HAVE A GREAT EVENING.

TOMORROW I WILL BE AT TRADER JOE'S ARMED WITH MY NEW LIST OF INGREDIENTS :rofl: EVER THE OPTIMIST!!
HAVE A GREAT THURSDAY TOMORROW :moped:

MELODY525
09-02-2009, 05:56 PM
My personal mantra is going to be Seriously Starting Over Again In September

HAPPY~ I JUST WENT BACK TO AUGUST TO FIND SOMETHING AND FOUND YOUR MANTRA....THOUGHT IT WAS WORTHY OF BEING REPEATED. JUST INCASE WE HAVE SOME WORLDLY LURKERS OUT THERE THAT NEED A BIT OF SERIOUS SEPTEMBER SISTERLY BUTT KICKING:lol3:

Laura705
09-02-2009, 06:42 PM
Hello all, pretty much caught up - with the thread, not work. Never caught up w/ work. :(

Annie – Wow, 72 hour workweeks. I would be feeling mighty sorry for myself. But you seem to be relishing the challenge! Still want to urge you to get enough rest! Hope you and DS have a good couple days and a nice b-day celebration (cowboy style, huh). I am with you on the challenge! I have been completely off track with exercise this summer, and have been totally self-indulgent as far as eating for quite some time. I will weigh in tomorrow morning and maybe change my ticker for the Halloween goal. Good news about your mum!

Ceejay – Enjoy your time off. Ugh, hate that internal alarm clock sometimes! Watch that blood pressure. BF's mum went to the hospital for 2 days of testing last week due to complications w/ high bp. She is now on different bp meds, and she takes it twice a day for more consistency. I guess the elevated bp levels caused muscle spasms and soreness, heart pain, etc. and it'll take a couple weeks to recover.

Happy – Oh, another stay in the yurt. Sounds delightful. And how about the roses from DH? Awww, very sweet of him. My bf is also handy, but I prefer to be out of the house when he gets handy – he can't undertake a project w/o much cursing going on over indecipherable instructions, etc. Thanks for egg tips. Didn't know about adding salt to the water for easier peeling. We rarely make egg salad, but sometimes we make egg sandwiches. We like using our "vintage" egg slicer to slice the eggs, and then put the little round slices on toast spread w/ mayo, seasoned w/ salt & pepper. We eat them open faced.

Mel –Thanks for starting our great new Sept. thread! Glad you had a relaxing day yesterday. You should keep that sign on your door for a few more days!

Michelle – Glad to hear your lungs are feeling better and you're back to exercising. Lately I've had off and on episodes of heavy chest/congested chest/wheezy breathing, nothing severe, most noticeable lying in bed. For the past few days though, no problems. Wonder if it has to do w/ the dry weather the past several days? I will soon need to cancel the appointment w/ the lung specialist (made way back when) if I decide it's not needed. I might cancel regardless and just go see my regular allergist, because the practice also treats asthma patients.

Shad – LOL re adjusting to the new hearing aids. Hope you get to walk w/ Chris tomorrow. Just don't catch her flu!

Muddling through the work week. Of course the weather of the past three days of this week is a total 180 from the last three dismal days of last week, and now I'm stuck inside the office. Boo. Monday night was a dog walk. Last night went to the movie "Post Grad". Entertaining enough, not gonna win any Oscars. Nothing planned tonight, except maybe another dog walk – need to enjoy this weather while it's nice! The gym and my basement will still be there waiting for me when the weather takes its inevitable turn. Although, we'll still have to get out with the dog even when it's ugly outside. Last year when it was so cold, we were just letting him out in the yard long enough to do his biz and not going for walks. After a while he started going a little batty. Won't get into details, but lesson learned!

Have a great evening everyone!

Shad
09-02-2009, 08:09 PM
Morning all,

Thursday here which means start weight day for Annies Challenge. So I am currently at 81.1 (which is down from 83.2 by the way) and I want to be at 78 at end of challenge. That's going to be some challenge.

Anyway, I have places to go and people to annoy today. I will be back later to read and post properly. Have a good day/ night.

happy2bme
09-02-2009, 11:24 PM
What's that Shad - down about 4 American pounds????? :yay: :yay: :dance: :congrat:

Good on yah woman!!!!

That is pretty agressive for Annie's challenge but you are one determined lady so go for it!

happy2bme
09-03-2009, 09:38 AM
Good morning ladies,

Guess I'm the first one in here.

Laura - I could not get along without my "vintage" egg slicer. Even if it's just to chop some eggs into a garden salad. Can't imagine trying to cut the suckers up by hand. I guess your pup is trying to let you know that he gets stir crazy in the house and looks forward to his walks so no slacking lady :lol: I'm glad to hear your lungs have cleared up. Might have just been some pollution in the air irritating things.

Mel - since you mentioned inflamation - check out the sugar in your diet. I have definitely noticed that when I have too much sugar, I start to get all achy. Notice other things too. I had heard sugar causes inflamation in the body and now I'm a believer.

Annie - the Michigan cherries must be awesome this year. My mom went on a bender and ate 5 pounds in a couple of days because she said they were just so darn good. I don't recommend doing that as she had some unpleasant effects but a handful won't hurt. Will have to pick some up this weekend.

Michelle - loved your analogy of being covered by the paper piles :rofl: I can so relate! We are rounding the bend into my not favorite season of out of the blue choking coughing fits brought on by Mr and Mrs Sinus Monsters. Ugh, hate it. Always have a cough drop in my pocket and a water bottle nearby.

Ceejay - enjoy that long weekend! Does it start today?

So Shad - did you go places and see people yesterday? :lol:

Alrighty, on with the day. I have alot to do at work. Month end report time so I'd better get on my way. We're winding down to a long weekend (at least 3 days) on the American side here. Celebrate the laborers (us) :carrot:

ceejay52
09-03-2009, 11:08 AM
Yesterday started my first day of the four day week end. I had a phone call early that morning from he dentist office. They had a cancellation and wonder if I wanted it. I did take it. Now my teeth are clean. Yipee for no cavities.

The only productive thing I did yesterday was to go to the gym. 36 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes on the weight machines. I had rode the bike for 15 minutes before I left. My shoulders are a little sore but that's it. More today.

I had decided to wash a couple of loads of clothes last night. I was searching for the cell phone and remembered that it was in my pants pocket. It was in the washinig machine. UGH, am I getting old and forgetfu! I drowned the phone so it's off to the Verizon store today to get another phone. It's the only phone I have, by the way. I also need to pay rent today.

Mel
I did put the do not disturb sign on the door. I may leave it off tody just to tell the girls if they come down that my nerves are giving me problems and I need the peace and quiet.

Annie
I'm curious did the doctor's know what caused the acid in your mom's kidney's? I love cheeries and could eat the whole bag. I don't buy them very often because of that.

Happy
Lot's of things can cause imflammation in your body, most diffinately sugar.
Since I've put all my reports on the excel program I can finish them on the first day of the month. It makes it very easy to balance.

Shad
Congratulations on those pounds lost. I'm going to measure my waist line this morning and work from there. According to Dr Oz women should have 32 inch waist line.

Michelle,
You seem to know your limitations on the exercise front. I told myself yesterday that I would not over do it on the weight machines. I usually go gung ho, all or nothing kind of thing. It felt good to go back to the gym. My shoulders are a bit sore.

Laura
Don't you just love the way things mount up at work when you are on vacation. I've been telling myself do one thing at a time. I can't multi task as much as I used to.

Patty
Where are you?

diyana
09-03-2009, 11:22 AM
Happy Thursday ladies!

I weighed myself this morning in advance of my official WW weigh in at lunch time. Based on this morning's weigh in on my scale, I'm kind of expecting to be the same weight or have gained a little. We'll see. I have only exercised once in the last week...and my body really needs me to move it in order to lose it. But I was so exhausted yesterday, I just needed to rest...so no gym or walking for me. But tonight, I've got an appointment with my coach/trainer...so I'll go to the gym for cardio, weights and to meet with him. I ordered a couple pairs of pants in Misses sizes...a 16 Misses and a 14 Misses. And even though now, I'm a 16 Womans I know that's not the same as a 16 Misses. They were on sale and I figure I'll get down there sooner or later - hopefully sooner! :) They haven't arrived yet, but I'll let you know the results.

I am way excited! In addition to having Labor Day Monday off, my company is closing down tomorrow afternoon, so we get an extra 1/2 day. AND my DH and I are taking Tuesday and Wednesday (my birthday) off, so we have a very nice LONG weekend!! :woohoo: We are going out of town to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (which is attached to Northern Wisconsin). We leave on Sunday morning and come home on Wednesday! We found a great place to stay that is okay with us bringing our doggies and it's very reasonably priced! I can't wait! :woohoo: Since we're going to a place that's even less populated than the country town we live in, I'm not sure what our eating out options will be. We do have a small frig, microwave and stove in the cabin. I'll make the best possible food choices, making sure to have lots of fruits and veggies for snacks, and drink LOTS of water. And I know we'll be getting A LOT of walking in and some "weight lifting" as we plan to do some serious rock collecting while we're up there. I'm sooo looking forward to this!!

Ceejay - You be careful not to overdo it. You don't need any more stress or anxiety attacks.

Mel - Thanks for posting the reminder about Perfectionism. My lungs are getting better. I keep having to clear my throat, but I'm coughing a lot less now. I didn't wake up coughing at all last night and I didn't even take my cough medicine! :woohoo: Hope you enjoyed your time with Jen. Good for you for having a "do nothing" day! I have friends who did the Zone diet back in the 90s and had success with it. As for the Flat Belly Diet, from what I understand, it's based on adding certain foods to your diet...some of which I like (like nuts and seeds) and some I don't, like olives...so I add what I can and leave out the rest. Not sure if it's helping or not...I'm a LONG way from a flat belly.

Shad - I can imagine the hearing aids would take a bit of getting used to. Good to hear that your DS2 has such a depth of knowledge, and that Miss Puss is still making her presence known. Too funny that Queensland gets the furs and boots out when it's under 20C (70). My favorite temps are in the 70s during the day and in the 50s or 60s at night. Just lovely.

Happy - I hope your dentist appt went well yesterday! I cracked up at your post about body parts whispering to us because they are too afraid of the boss! Tooo Funny!. My appetite increases as the days get cooler too. I can't do cherries...more than a dozen gives me unpleasant side effects.

Annie - I haven't had to use my heater yet on the way to work...but I have lots of body insulation. I have used my defogger already. Hope you had a great time with your son. I'm so happy that the docs gave your mom a script that will alleviate her pain and help her kidneys! That's wonderful news!!

Ceejay - Hope you are enjoying your long weekend. Congrats on your nephew and his gf expecting a baby! How exciting!! Congrats on the clean, cavity-free teeth! And :bravo: on going to the gym!! Sounds like you had a great workout!! Too bad about the phone going through the washer! As for exercise, I do have a tendency to overdo. It takes my coach/trainer, PT person (when I was going) and everyone else to remind me to not go hog-wild, but to work up gradually.

Woohoo...just 11 more working hours 'till the weekend and my VACA! :dance:

Lotsa love and hugs,

annie175
09-03-2009, 11:47 AM
Thursday...almost Friday...Yeah!!

Day 1 of our Halloween Challenge....you chose your goals, healthy eating plan, exercising plan and run with it. The goal is to get our bodies in better shape/form/health by Halloween. My starting weight is, OMGoodness, don't want to admit it, 159, my goal weight is 145. That is a total of 14 lbs I need to lose by Halloween. Sheesh. Check in for this challenge will be Thursdays...9/10 will be the first. May the force be with each of us along with positive thoughts and motivation. God can step in here too!!

Last night was so much fun. DS, DD & her BF, Tony, my bro and his wife, and a good friend of mine showed up at restaurant. We had many laughs and great conversation. DS was surprised that I had invited that many, he thought it was going to be me, him and sissy. He loved his western shirt and bolo tie. He wore them and his cowboy boots & hat. A real hick, however he is so loveable. Biased,,um,,no...hehe

Tonight DS and I are going to grill out for dinner. He wants steak, of course, I am not all that hyped on red meat but will suffer through it for him as he goes back home tomorrow. My house looks like Hurricane Jake went through. Shoes, socks, T-shirts, empty water bottles, spit bottles from chew...yuck, his room a disaster, I love it. Some serious cleaning to do once he leaves.

Chelle.....The smaller size pants are a wonderful incentive. You will get there in no time. You have a marvelous time off with DH. I am jealous. It sounds like a terrific time and the doggies get to go also. YEAH!!

Ceejay....Don't know why mom has too much acid in her system. If the docs told her, she doesn't remember why. She does have GOUT which is aggrevated by acidity in the sytem, so maybe that will feel better too. Congrats on no cavities. There is a little savings there.

Happy...too late on the cherry thing. I have been to the potty 4 times this morning. Had to do the b*tt squeeze/tiny steps to the bathroom for fear of sh*tting my pants on the way. LOL

MEL...Yes, dreams do come true! and prayers get answered. All those books you will be reading...your assignment will be complete book reports on all. Toot Toot!!

Laura...doggie walking is an excellent form of exercise. I had one doc tell me that walking is the ONLY exercise he recommends as most people will not keep up gyms etc for the rest of their lives and walking is a more reasonable thing to keep up for life. That was just his opinion.

Shad...hope you have a successful "annoying others" day. You are a hoot.

Well best get back at it. Had a fire drill this morning with boss. It is nice when she is out of the office, but all h*ll breaks loose when she comes back.

Much love and many hugs.

diyana
09-03-2009, 03:36 PM
Just a super quick weigh in post for Day 1 of the Worldlies Halloween Challenge...My starting weight is 220 (which is down 0.4 from last week, not much of a loss, but I'll take it.

My goal is to get to between 206 and 210 by Halloween.

Annie - So glad you are enjoying your time with your DS, even if he has made your house look like hurricane wreckage.

Laura705
09-03-2009, 04:57 PM
Annie –Sorry the cherries didn't agree w/ your digestive system! DS's b-day celebration sounded fun. Enjoy your grilled red meat tonight.

I weighed in this morning and logged my weight. Same as in July, and my highest ever - 188. Groan. I so need this challenge! My goal will be to lose 8 pounds. My exercise goal will be to do formal exercise 3 times per week, plus dog walks, of course. I would love to get all my exercise through "functional activity" like dog walks, yard work, etc. but it doesn't happen for me. For eating goals: I will try for bringing all/any of my work snacks from home and no snacks purchased while at work or enroute to and from. I will shoot for bringing lunches from home at least 3 days a week. When I bring food from home, it's almost always healthier than what I would purchase on the fly. Other than that, just trying to eat smaller portions of everything.

Ceejay – congrats on no cavities! I'm sorry your cell phone drowned. Enjoy phone shopping. I'm not very good at multi-tasking either, but the nature of my work involves many projects going at the same time. And sometimes there's so much…when I feel overloaded, I just try to focus on what I know the boss is most concerned with – keep the boss happy, right?

Happy- I didn't know sugar caused inflammation. I could probably go down a size if I stop with all the sweets, lol.

Michelle – If I had 5.5 days off this weekend, I'd be excited too! I hope you have a wonderful trip.

Shad – Congrats on the loss, and good luck w/ going and annoying!

The boss is holed up in her office w/ the door closed this afternoon – she must be on a conf. call. She'll be working at home tomorrow, yessss! It just makes things so much quieter around here. Our office will close at 3 pm tomorrow, a couple hours early. Nothing planned tonight. The bf and I did some running around last night, so tonight would be a good night for the gym. Need to get back into the exercise groove.

MELODY525
09-03-2009, 07:30 PM
CAN'T DO PERSONALS RIGHT NOW. JUST GOT DONE WITH THE FRIGGING PLUMBER. LORD GIVE ME A BREAK.
ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT I DID A MONTHS WORTH OF FOOD SHOPPING AT TRADER JOES. CAME HOME AND FOUND A MILLION NEEDY PEOPLE. THE AUDIT IS NOT GOING WELL AT ALL AND IT WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AND INTO NEXT WEEK. IF WE DON'T PASS, IT'S A BIG PROBLEM. AND I MEAN BIG. NOT NICE TO SCREW AROUND WITH UNCLE SAM. ANYWAY.....JEN HAD TO ACTUALLY HELP OUT WITH SOME SENIORS. ALL HECK SEEMED TO BREAK OUT AT ONCE. ABOUT THE ONLY THING WE DIDN'T HAVE WAS A FIRE :flame: BUT I AM SURE SOMEONE WILL THINK OF THAT AND START ONE UP TONITE :rofl: JEN AND I JUST FINISHED PUTTING SOME OF MY GROCERIES AWAY. ALL I COULD GET DONE WAS THE "COLD" STUFF WHEN I GOT HOME. I DID HAVE A CHAT WITH A POLITICIAN AROUND THE CORNER. IT'S JUST NICE TO KNOW YOUR LOVED AND TRUSTED....AND ONE FROM OUT OF TOWN HAD THE SAME SENTIMENTS. IN A COUNTY WHERE LOYALTY IS GOING TO ****-IN-A-HANDBASKET IT'S NICE TO GET RECOGNIZED FOR YOUR SUPPORT. OK ENOUGH BRAGGIN....I WILL COME BACK LATER AND READ WHILE I EAT. CAN'T PROMISE ANYTHING CAUSE MY EYES CAN BARELY MAKE OUT WHAT I AM TYPING!!!!!!!! :faint:
I NEED A SHOWER AND SOPME DINNER.

diyana
09-04-2009, 10:24 AM
Crazy insane busy day today. I am hoping to get out of here when the office closes at noon...but I may end up working the whole :censored: day. Fires to put out and deadlines to meet. I'll try and post later.

Hugs,

MELODY525
09-04-2009, 11:00 AM
chellie...i am having the same kind of day. all maint men are off and john just got sick with low blood sugar. now there is only me :rofl: will try and be back later. last night i ate, talked to jen and fell asleep.
happy friday!!!!! yay for friday!!!

Laura705
09-04-2009, 01:54 PM
Yay for Friday!!

Mel - Sorry you were bombarded by the needy yesterday. Maybe you should barricade yourself in your place with your month's worth of food and just rest those eyes for a while!

Michelle - Oh, I hope you don't have to work the whole day because I know you're looking forward to getting your extra long weekend started.

It's quiet here in the office today because the boss is at home. :carrot: I'm keeping busy though. Looking forward to 3 days off, even if I have to attack the dustbunnies (I realized how bad they are under the sofa while bf and I were looking for his eyeglasses) and scrub the tub and tile.

Stepped on the scale again this morning - no change, lol. What do I expect in a day? Brought a sandwich and cherry tomatoes for lunch, but I've been very hungry this morning and have eaten the following: cereal w/ skim milk, a mug of tea, a small McDonald's fruit and yog. parfait, a granola bar, and an ounce of almonds. I'm afraid I really want to supplement the sandwich w/ something else. I will try for a cup of soup and NOT chips and candy. :nono:

Have a great Labor Day weekend everyone!

happy2bme
09-04-2009, 01:59 PM
Crazy insane busy day today. I am hoping to get out of here when the office closes at noon...but I may end up working the whole :censored: day. Fires to put out and deadlines to meet. I'll try and post later.

Hugs,

Michelle and I are travelling in parallel universes today. Is it because of the holiday or the full moon? Or did I just curse myself hoping to ease into a quiet holiday weekend? Very unlikely that I will be getting out early too. :mad:

Sending good thoughts to my Worldlie Buds tho :grouphug:

ceejay52
09-04-2009, 06:51 PM
While every one is enjoying the Labor day week end I'll be working but that's okay. I've had three glorius day's off thus far with one more to go I need to do this more often and I will in the near future.

It's to the point of closing my eyes and tossing things now. My spare bedroom is about 3/4 clean. What do you do with electronics that need to be discarded? There is no place to recycle here. I may call the street and sanitation department to see what can be done.

Michelle
Don't stay to long at the office after it closes. Enjoy the week end and happy birthday.

Annie
Do you have to work Labor day?

Mel
They should hire you as office manager. Beware there is a full moon. Glad Jen was there to help you.

Happy
Are you going back to the yurts this week end? Lucky you.

Laura
Enjoy the time alone in the office with out the boss.


No gym tonight but I will be riding the bike. I've noticed that when I walk on the treadmill that the foot I had surgery on years ago will go numb. I know that the podiatrist cut a nerve that was wrapped around the heel spur. Just somoething I have learned to deal with over the years.

MELODY525
09-04-2009, 07:11 PM
LAURA~ HOPE YOU MADE IT WITH A CUP OF SOUP AND NOT THE CHIPS! :hun: HAVE A GOOD TIME SCRUBBING....I WOULD RATHER CLEAN THAN BE IN THE OFFICE :lol3: :lol3:

HAPPY & MICHELLE~ HOPE YOU BOTH SURVIVED THE DAY....I DID. REST UP OVER THE WEEKEND

JEANETTE~ I AM SO GLAD YOU HAD THE 4 DAYS OFF IN A ROW. MAKES SUCH A DIFFERENCE...DOESN'T IT?? YOU SOULND SO RELAXED :beach: I HOPE YOU GET MORE OF THIS TYPE OF WEEKEND TOO!

:wave: HELLO EVERYONE. I DIDN'T GO BACK TO THE OTHER PAGES. SORRY CHICKS. SEEMS NO MATTER WHAT I DO...THE EYES ARE A PITA:rollpin: SO FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS IT'S GOING TO BE WINDOWS CLOSED, A/C ON LOW/ NO CONTACT WITH THE OUTDOORS UNLESS IT'S EARLY IN THE AM, AND I TOLD AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO LET US ALL BE GLAD THE OFFICE IS CLOSED, THE CRAZY PEOPLE HAVE ALL GONE HOME AND NOW US SENIORS CAN SIT BACK AND LISTEN TO THE SILENCE. THEY ALL LAUGHED BUT THEY KNOW IT'S TRUE. WHEN THE OFFICE IS NUTS, THE TENANTS ARE NUTS. NOW IT'S JUST ME AND THEM...THEY'LL QUIET DOWN :cloud9:
I FEEL ENERGIZED AND TIRED AT THE SAME TIME. MAKE SENSE? ANYWAY...I AM READY FOR HYACINTH BOUQUET AND SOME MORE PBS TV!:beach:
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.

Shad
09-04-2009, 08:32 PM
Mel!!!!! (scandalised look) Pictures of soft porn on our post?
Sorry to hear about the eyes. Rest up. You don't have to watch Hyacinth to be able to laugh.

Hello to everyone else as well. I don't have much time this morning. DS2 has organised a builder. I want to get some work done around the place but I really only want a part time builder since unless I take out a loan, I won't be able to pay for it all at once. We'll see what he says. Hope he knows how to get permits out of the local council to build things. I don't.

So I had better go and get myself organised. I'll try to be back later. I said that yesterday and didn't get anywhere near the computer.

diyana
09-04-2009, 08:58 PM
Today, I ended up leaving work shortly after 12, but I got to work at 5:30, so I still put in almost a full day and accomplished a heckuva lot. After work, I got some stuff done to prepare for the trip. Tomorrow I'm going to try and get to the gym in the morning, and then we're running errands and packing up. We'll probably leave before dawn on Sunday.

Laura - Getting out early before a long weekend is wonderful, isn't it? Enjoy!

Annie - I hope you don't have to work too much at CVS this weekend, so you get to enjoy some of the long weekend.

Mel - You rest up, okay! Sounds like your overdoing it! You rest those eyes now ya' hear!! :rollpin: BTW, thanks for the eye candy!

Happy - So sorry to hear you had a day like mine. I hope you have a relaxing and fun weekend.

Ceejay - Bummer that you have to work on Labor Day weekend, but at least you got 4 days off anyway. Can you donate the electronics to Goodwill? We have hazardous and electronic recycling events a couple times a year...but then you've got to hold on to the junk until those events come 'round. No fun about your foot going numb. Yuck.

Shad - What is the builder for? What projects are you having done? How exciting that you will have a little professional help with your renovations!

Well, off to get some laundry done. I'm going to miss reading and posting. I'll try and check in tomorrow, but no guarantees, and I won't be able to check in while away...so you may not hear from me 'till Thursday. But I'll stay on plan and do LOTS of walking!


Wishing everyone a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
09-05-2009, 01:27 AM
Michelle - happy early birthday - safe travels and have a WONDERFUL relaxing weekend!!!!!

Mel - the fact that the guy has 2 earrings just destroys the whole picture. :lol: Have a quiet lockdown in your safe place. Nice that you got a little pat on the back with the politician. Now, can they help you with the governmental red tape when they decide to put a halt to your funds? That's the way to really say I love you. :D

Yikes Shad - still working on the house? Hope you don't have to remortgage. What's left to be done?

Ceejay - enjoy your last day off - hopefully it will be quiet so you can ease back into work gently. I'm with you on remembering that time off is a necessary break that we need. We're going back to the yurts mid October for the autumn colors.

Laura, I'll be chasing the dust bunnies too. I find that as we turn into autumn, I get hungrier. Cereal - even oatmeal now makes me very hungry an hour later. Soup is a good option to go with your sandwich. I eat soup every chance I get - even in the summer although our office has very hot and very cold spots so sometimes soup in the summer is a survival technique :lol: But this time of year, it's just going to taste plain old good. :hungry:

:wave: Patty, Ruth. I'm off to bed, hope to get up a bit earlier tomorrow, even tho it's the start of a holiday.

Shad
09-05-2009, 04:16 AM
Okay, back again. The builder came and went. We should expect a quote by e-mail within the next couple of days.

Why am I getting a builder in. Well the front verandah of the house needs some repairs. The posts are rotting and the soffit needs replacing and who knows what he will find when he takes that off. I can happily work on the inside as none of the walls in there are bearer walls - ie they do not carry the weight of the house. So I can poke holes in them, shift them, or get rid of them to suit, but the outside walls are structural and I don't actually do structural. If the house falls down when the builder does it, that's okay since he is licensed to kill it off. I am not. I have also had this idea to extend the two front bedrooms out to the edge of the verandah so I asked for advice. He tells me I need an architect/ engineer to tell me whether or not it can be done. So that is a long term pipe dream at the moment. I will call in the architect and get some ideas and no doubt pay for it.
Also the builder is to construct the roof over the patio so we have a structure which will not cause us to run inside if it rains.
DS2 has some work to be done on his investment houses as well. One needs new steps and deck and the other is going to cost somewhat more. It needs some work done and DS2 is considering adding a master bedroom and ensuite to it. :yikes: Not sure that he is really thinking about the cost of it yet.

Anyway.......
Michelle - have a very happy birthday and enjoy your time off. I loved gem fossicking when I was in Central Queensland - I wouldn't mind doing it all over again but.........

Annie - work well but have some time to yourself too this weekend.

Mel - Rest up those peepers. Did you ever watch that series of 'Allo, 'allo? I still find it hilariously funny whenever I get to watch it. Politically correct it definitely is NOT.

Ceejay - shame we have to go back to work at all really isn't it. I think we all just love our laid back weekends at home - even if we are cleaning the joint.

Okay - DS2 has pinched all the outside chairs and gone off to a bbq. I think I might just have a wine and think about dinner. Since he is not home, I will have fish. I'm going to rub it down with an Greek style rub of garlic, basil, oil, oregano, lemon etc. I'll let you know how it turns out. The basil, oregano will come from the garden as will the green salad. I think I might also try some green beans. So hi ho, it's off to cook I go. Have a great weekend all.

MELODY525
09-05-2009, 08:49 AM
:wave: BYE MICHELLE~ :hb: HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAVE SAFE TRAVELS FOR THE HOLIDAY AND HAVE A WONDERFUL TRIP. TAKE NOTES AND GET SOME GOOD FUN, SUN AND RELAXATION :beach: WE WILL CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY WHILE YOU ARE GONE :gift: :encore:

SHAD~ WOW THAT IS SOME MESS OF PROJECTS YOU AND THE DS WILL HAVE GOING ON.MAYBE HE CAN HIRE YOU AND YOU'LL BE HIS DREAM CONTRACTOR RUNNING THE SHOW AND BOSSING ALL THE WORKER BEES!!! HOPE YOU GET SOME REASONABLE QUOTES.....DOES THIS MEAN YOU'LL BE WORKING TILL 85???? :rofl:

HAPPY~ I AM CRACKING UP OVER HERE.....I NEVER NOTICED THE EARRINGS UNTILL I PUT MY NOSE UP TO THE SCREEN TO SEE WTF YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT!!! I ALSO DIDN'T SEE HE IS ALMOST NEKKID!!!! :yikes: WONDERING WHY SHADDIE SAID SOFT PORN!!! :lol3: :lol3:

JEANETTE~ SORRY ABOUT THE TREADMILL THING. FUNNY HOW THINGS TURN OUT. YOU GO TO THE DR TO GET ONE THING FIXED AND END UP WITH SOMETHING ELSE!! GOOD FOR YOU ON THE CLOSING OF THE EYES AND TOSSING THINGS OUT. PILE IT UP AT THE CURB AND BE DONE WITH IT!! :cheer3:

:cofdate: WITH LAURA AND HAPPY TALKING ABOUT SOUP, I AM GOING TO MAKE SOMETHING WITH GR. TURKEY, BEANS & VEGGIES. WHEN I WAS AT TRADER JOE'S I THOUGHT OF IT TOO AND PICKED UP SOME STUFF. THAT IS THE MOST STRENUOUS THING I AM GOING TO DO THIS WEEKEND. JEN AND RICHIE ARE GOING TO A COUSIN'S WEDDING TONITE...SPOILED THEIR WHOLE WEEKEND PLANS AND THE REST OF HIS FAMILY'S AS WELL. THE TRAFFIC WILL BE RIDICULOUS. THANKS GOD I DON'T GO TO THESE THINGS....GOTTA LOVE THE WHEELCHAIR!!! :rofl: GETS ME OUT OF A LOT OF OBLIGATIONS!!
HAVE A VERY HAPPY AND SAFE LABOR DAY WEEKEND EVERYONE. ENJOY!!! :moped:
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MELODY525
09-05-2009, 09:20 AM
SHAD~ CONGRATS ON THE 4 AMERICAN POUNDS!! :cheers: SO HOW MANY KIWI POUNDS IS THAT ? :rofl: :rofl:

ANNIE~ WOW....72 HRS!! :faint: KEEP THE STRENGTH UP AND TELL TONY HE HAS TO COOK YOU DINNER AND HAUL THE TRASH!!!:lol3:

HAPPY~ YES SUGAR AFFECTS LOTS OF THINGS INCLUDING SINUSES. I HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS ABOUT THE SUGAR VS INFLAMMATION BECAUSE OF THE HYPOGLYCEMIA DIAGNOSIS MANY YEARS AGO. THE DR GAVE ME SOME BOOKS TO BUY AND READ AND FOR YEARS I WAS MRS. HEALTH. SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE I BECAME A CARB ADDICT AGAIN AND NOW IT IS TIME FOR THAT TO END. I WILL BE CELEBRATING AL OF YOU LABORERS THIS WEEKEND AND THANK GOD YOU PAY TAXES!! :rofl: HAVE A GREAT ONE.

CEEJAY~ CLEAN TEETH, GOING TO THE GYM! WE WON'T RECOGNIZE YOU BY THE END OF THIS MONTH!! GOOD WORK!. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE PHONE!! YIKES!!
WELL IT LEAST THAT IS CLEAN TOO!!

LAURA~ I WEIGHED IN AT 189.5!! MAYBE I BETTER TAKE THAT DOG OF YOURS WALKING AS WELL!! :rofl:

:balloons:MICHELLE~ I AM SORRY I MISSED SAYING GOODBYE TO YOU BUT HOPE YOU BOTH HAVE A GREAT TIME OF IT. SOUNDS WONDERFUL. WHAT AN IDEAL WAY TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY!! :hb:


:ebike: I AM HOPING THIS MONTH TO KEEP UP THE PEDALING. I SLACKED OFF THIS WEEK. SO MY OWN GOALS ARE TO GET INTO THE LOW 180'S, PEDAL, DO THE ZONE DIET...AND TRY ADDING THE BREATHING EXERCISES IN. I KNOW THIS IS A BIT AGGRESSIVE BUT THE WEIGHT IS CREEPING UP AND THE SUGARY FOODS AS WELL. I THINK I MIGHT DO THE ROSACEA JOURNALING AS WELL. KEEP TRACK OF WHAT'S GOIN INSIDE AND THE RESULTS. THAT ALL FOR NOW FOLKS. I THINK I AM ALL CAUGHT UP.

happy2bme
09-05-2009, 02:31 PM
Howdy ladies,

Wonderful Saturday. Time to get busy and have some rest and relaxation too. Love 3 day weekends.

Sounds like everyone has plans too.

Mel did you say you were actually going to the wedding? If so - have fun - do your own brand of dancing!

I need to find something to eat - tummy is rumbling. Will be back tonight. Have fun all!

MELODY525
09-05-2009, 03:09 PM
:nono: NOPE...NO WEDDING FOR ME. BUT I WILL DANCE AROUND THE HOUSE JUST FOR YOU HAPPY!! :dance:

ceejay52
09-05-2009, 07:17 PM
Popping in to say that I've been good with the exercise routine, a 30 minute bike ride last night before bed and today it was back to the gym, 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes on the weight machines. I even completed one of my goals for the eliptical machine, 1/2 mile in ten minutes. This machine is a lot easier on my feet but gives an excellent work out.

Had a nice suprise today. My sister from Texas called this morning and her oldest daughter called me this afternoon.

I don't have a do not disturb sign on the door but I'm going outside to do the windows on the car. I washed it yesterday.

Shad
09-05-2009, 08:16 PM
morning all,
Trying to get my mind into gear to get on with the day. I'd better finish this tiling rather than procrastinating. Then it is grout time. Then I can start to think about the next project which is flooring the attic. That will be fun, but when it is done, I can put all the junk up there until I decide what to do with it. While that is going on and I inventory all the stuff that I put up there, I can think about the insurance situation as well I suppose. Always did like killing off two birds at once.

Other than that, not much new here. Another lovely day and it is Fathers day over here. The DS2 is going to ring his father soon. I ought to get lost sometime about then I guess.

Mel - I didn't mind the hunk. Actually great minds think alike. I was in the bookshop the other day when I spied the latest fireman calendar. Nothing in yours to compare to that really. The bloke behind the counter didn't really seem to like me looking at the hunks either. I laughed at that. Maybe I should buy you one for Christmas. That and a set of darts. You could take pot shots at the month of your choice.

Happy - have a good long weekend. All Queensland long weekends are done now. No more till Christmas. If it's long weekends you need, you need to move to Melbourne. They have more public holidays than any other place in the country.

Okay - coffee time then on to tiles. See you later

1day@atime
09-05-2009, 10:49 PM
Hello Ladies,

We'll started the new job, had to move offices etc. Things going well, there is just so much to do. We have new people but it will take a while to get them up to speed. I have been out of control with my eating, i keep saying it's the job, we'll now that i have a new one, can put the blame on that that anymore.

Mitchellez - Did i miss your birthday? Wishing you a Happy Belated one. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Shad - your so talented! I had a small tiling job once that i helped on and there are just so many process to follow.

Ceejay - enjoy your time off.

Mel - what's the deal about sugar vs inflammation?

Annie - OH, i have to have my 7 to 8 hours sleep. And if it gets interrupted, forget it i'm all cranky...

Hello to everyone else... I promise to start posting more...

MELODY525
09-06-2009, 09:16 AM
JEANETTE~ YOU'RE ON A ROLL LADY! GREAT GOAL REACHING. CONGRATULATIONS :encore: WHEN YOU GET DONE WITH YOUR WINDOWS...YOU CAN COME WASH MY CHAIRS :scooter:

SHAD~ YOU'LL SOON BE HAVING NIGHTMARES ABOUT TILING :yikes: YOU JUST GAVE ME A GREAT IDEA. I CAN TAKE 12 PICTURES DOWNSTAIRS AND MAKE MY OWN CALENDAR TO USE WITH THE DARTS....MUCH CHEAPER THAN YOUR POSTAGE! :rofl: I WOULD RATHER WE HAD HOLIDAY PHONECALLS :rudolph:

PATTY~ I AM GLAD YOU ARE GETTING SETTLED IN/. ,NOW YOU CAN GIVE YOURSELF SOME ATTENTION AND RELAX ABOUT THE JOB A BIT. :hug: I WILL SEE IF I CAN FIND AN ARTICLE ABOUT SUGAR GREATING INFLAMMATIONS IN THE BODY.....EVEN SINUSES.:faint:

:sunny: NOTHING NEW HERE. ONLY ONE ALARM AND JEN RESET IT AND CONTACTED THE TENANT. SHE WAS RIGHT THERE BY THE PANEL WHEN IT WENT OFF :flame: SOMEONE BURNING TOAST. DARE I SAY EVEN THE PHONE HAS BEEN QUIET:?: THIS IS THE WAY IT GOES IN CYCLES. IF THE OFFICE IS NUTS DURING THE WEEK...THE TENANTS ARE EXHAUSTED AND QUIET. :D GOTTA LOVE IT!
I HAVE BEEN JUST PAYING BILLS, TV, BOOKS AND THE GRANDSON. EVEN HE IS QUIET!
I HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS....
LAST SUNDAY I WEIGHED 189.5
TODAY I WEIGH 187
MAKES ME WONDER IF I AM GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET BACK INTO THE 70'S???
HAPPY SUNDAY/MONDAY :moped:

happy2bme
09-06-2009, 11:30 AM
Happy Sunday Morning,

Yesterday I didn't get anything much done that I planned so it's counting as my "take it easy day". We tried to go to the farmers market but there is a huge Fair going on over there and traffic is horrid and crowded. We stopped at the meat market and picked up a few things. DH took me for lunch to the pancake house because I've been having a taste for them. I got a huge spinach, tomato and mushroom omlette with a small side of pancakes. Only ate a part of the omlette, will be eating that for breaky shortly.

I need to get a pedicure today but mostly will be doing lots of cleaning. It's nice to have the long weekend - there is no rush to hurry and try and cram everything into one day.

Good going on the weigh down Mel. Did it have anything to do with the chair dancing last night? :lol: I hope things stay quiet for you. Is the Zone Diet like MT in that you each certain foods specific to your body type?

Welcome back Patty. Glad to hear things have settled down. Time to get back to routines again.

Shad - that's too funny about the clerk giving you the stink eye for oogling the calendars :lol: how will you know you picked the right one if you don't look at them all :s: Why would Melbourne have more holidays that Queensland? Here our holidays are pretty much nationwide. We have big (Independence Day and Christmas) holidays that everyone gets off and lesser holidays like President's day that only the federal government gets off. Like the post office needs 27 holidays a year. :rolleyes: I guess with Labor Day this month, vacation next month, Thanksgiving in November and vacation and Christmas in December I can look forward to a few days off each month until the end of the year :D Thanks for reminding me of that! So you are thinking of flooring the attic - will you insulate as well? We have attic space over the garage but it gets so bloody hot up there that you really can't store much of anything. We have our softsided luggage pieces up there but that's about it and even with that I worry about the trim drying out and prematurely cracking.

Ceejay - we have a dumpster amenesty day down here where you can discard items that you can't put in the regular trash. Also you can call the town on recycling - they might be able to tell you where you can take your used goods. I won't say anything about you being back at work now :( other than I hope you enjoyed your time off.

And speaking of off, I'd better get off this computer and get busy. Enjoy your Sunday ladies.

ceejay52
09-06-2009, 11:44 AM
Go Mel go and yes you can see those 70's.

Patty
I know my job causes me to stress and more than likely over eat. But I'm going to over come it. We can do it together. Like Mel said, it's time to relax a bit.

Shad
I wish I had you talent's in home repairs. I've been going through stuff while cleaning the spare bedroom. I should have brought that garbage bag with me to work to day, But I will tomorrow. I need to go to a super Walmart to buy some smaller container's to organize some of my shelves for house cleaning supplies etc. When I get organized there will be no more clutter. haha!!

Too bad I had to come back to work today but for once I'm ready for it. Hopefully there will be no bosses for two days. My four day stress free week end has helped tremendously.

ceejay52
09-06-2009, 11:47 AM
Happy
You snuck in on me. Hope you have another relaxing day. We all dserve them.

MELODY525
09-06-2009, 12:15 PM
http://articlesunlimited.holisticnetworkexchange.com/inflammation_sugar.html

THIS IS ONLY ONE LINK OF MANY FOR SUGAR AND INFLAMMATION.
THE ORIGINAL BOOKS I READ WERE FROM 1969-1985 THEY WERE BY Carlton Fredericks and Herman Goodman AND WERE ABOUT HYPOGLYCEMIA. (LOW BLOOD SUGAR) AND THE OTHER BOOKS I READ AT THAT TIME WERE BY ADELE DAVIS..ALL ABOUT LET'S EAT RIGHT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO AND I WOULD HAVE TO "GOOGLE" MY MEMORY !! :rofl:

HOW I GOT INTO ALL THIS WAS MY SINUSES AND IBS PROBLEMS. THEY GAVE ME ANTIBIOTICS EVERY MONTH TRYING TO "CURE" THINGS. THE DRS WERE FLUMMOXED! THEN ONE DAY I WENT TO AN ANAL/RECTAL SPECIALIST WHO THOUGHT I WAS DIABETIC. HE PUT ME ON THE PATH TO GOOD HEALTH,...TOO BAD I DIDN'T STAY ON IT!! BUT THEN I WOULD NEVER HAVE MET THE CHICKS!!! :love:

Shad
09-06-2009, 06:47 PM
Morning all - it's Monday here. All is quiet as the DS2 has gone to work and our weekend is over.

Yesterday was bad food day. The menu is definitely :censored: so I will be up in weight today. So it's back to clean eating again. Got to have lost on Thursday. I had intended a good day but it was DS2's he/she friend's birthday (today) and we went out for brunch. Then we got stuck into moving cables and plugs in the walls and when we emerged all covered in insulation fluff we decided on a take away for dinner. Naughty naughty.

Before you ask. The phone cable was in a funny place. It is now shifted to where the tv centre will eventually be. That means more power outlets as well and the shift of the paytv cable from one end to another. Today I have to get some cables and junctions and stuff (like what are you talking about??)

Went round to DS2's new place yesterday to list out what needs to be done in there before he can install tenants - looks like paint, and some (hopefully) minor repairs as well as a good clean. The yard will need a fair amount of work as well, and the builder will take care of the bigger stuff like guttering, barge boards, etc. As long as I am home, I guess I will get the job of 'helping'.

The garden is growing - more veges on the way. Lettuce, beetroot, spinach and tomatoes are leaping for the sky. Parsley - flat and afro - is thriving. This week I might try for some beans or peas - we will see. I need quick growing early harvest stuff.

With that, I'd better go sort out a menu for the week. It's good to shop on a Monday - there is no one else much around - less queues etc. Then get dressed and get on with it. Did some tiling yesterday but ran out of spacers, so today will be another day on that. I do wish DS2 would plan out the job before he starts on it. Hopefully his new builder will instill some sort of planning module in his head.

Anyway, I'll be back later with personals.
as well as a good clean. The yard will need a fair amount of work as well.

MELODY525
09-07-2009, 08:44 AM
HAPPY LABOR DAY!!


HAPPY~ HOW ARE THE TOES LOOKING? ALL PRETTIED UP? IT IS A BIT LEISURELY THIS WEENEND HERE TOO. NO RUSHING. THAT BREAKFAST MADE MY MOUTH WATER AND IT'S ONLY 7:30!!:hug: HAVE A GREAT LABOR DAY. IN THE ZONE DIET, YOU CAN HAVE DAIRY. THE CARBS LIKE POTATO, RICE, BREADS AND CEREALS ARE CALLED "UNFAVORABLE" AND FROWNED ON. THAT'S OK WITH ME...THE CLOG ME UP :lol3: BUT I CANNOT EAT THEIR AMOUNTS SO I AM REALLY DOING THE 6WBMO WITH ADDED DAIRY. I JUST CAN'T GET AWAY FROM OUR MICHAEL:rofl: I AM STILL FOLLOWING MY BODY TYPE "C" BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT KEPT THE BULK OF THE WEIGHT OFF FOR 6 YEARS NOW. TO ME THESE PLANS ARE ALL RELATIVELY THE SAME.I AM BACK UP TO 188 THIS MORNING. JUST KEEPING A WATCH TO SEE HOW THIS GOES.

JEANETTE~ MAYBE THIS WORK WEEK WILL FLY BY AND BE A CALM ONE. I WILL KEEP MY FINGERS CROSSED. THAT WEEKEND OF YOURS SEEMS TO HAVE MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE. I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT. HAVE A HAPPY LABOR DAY :hug:

SHAD~REMEMBER THE OLD DAYS WHEN NO ONE HAD TO WORRY WHERE THE DANG CABLE WIRE WAS. YOU BOUGHT A TV AND JUST PLUGGED IT IN!! HOW IS IT THAT ONE JOB ALWAYS LEADS TO ANOTHER? THERE MUST BE SOME KIND OF UNWRITTEN LAW HIDING SOMEWHERE. GOOD THING YOU HAVE ALL THIS TIME FOR DS TOO. :rofl: I WILL SEND YOU SOME GOOD ENERGY THOUGHTS!!:yoga:

:rain: VERY CLOUDY OUTSIDE AND I FEEL LIKE CRAWLING BACK INTO BED. I THINK I HEAR THE CONSTRUCTION GUYS SOMEWHERE BUT CAN'T SEE THEM. WONDER IF THIS BUILDING WILL EVER BE FINISHED IN MY LIFETIME :rofl: NOTHING NEW HERE AT ALL. JUST RESTING UP. :beach: HAVE A GREAT DAY.
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:

happy2bme
09-07-2009, 12:22 PM
Good morning all,

Happy Labor Day to those of us getting a day off. I have cleaning, cooking and laundry on the agenda today. That's ok, I'm looking forward to it. Have to get back into the mode of planning AND cooking meals ahead of time on Sunday so that I can take lunches to work with me and make sure I use up the food that I buy.

Mel - hey, if MT works for you then stick with it. I found his plan ok for me too, like you just added some dairy in. No rice tho - didn't you used to spend Sundays boiling eggs and cooking rice? More free time for Mel to pedal.

Shad - sounds like you have a nice little garden going for you. Not huge but enough to enjoy some fresh bits here and there. I can totally see you being in charge of landscaping at DS2's place. Did he buy new (hence the reference to the builder) or an older home? Houses are starting to sell again here. Not sure if it's pricing or getting near to the end of the government's offer of an $8,000 credit if you buy a house. Sounds like you're getting a bit more rain relief, at least you don't have to water the garden with laundry water.

Ceejay - sometimes when you tidy up, it looks so nice you are hesitant to mess it up again. Then again, it's also very easy to walk by, drop something and start the mess again. I find I have to be extra dilligent to keep away from the bad habits. I'm "always going to change my ways" for the last 20 years or so :lol:

Saw a funny today - The only way I'll drop 10 pounds is if I go shopping in London... :rofl:

Ok, things to do, let's get busy. See yah. :wave: to the other busy chicks

ceejay52
09-07-2009, 02:31 PM
Work has been fairly quiet this morning. However, upon arrival I thought I smelled chlorine while making rounds. There was not an alarm light on when I came up stairs. After the wells started pumping again I went back downstairs and did the ammonia trick. What a puff of smoke! (An instant proof of a leak.) In my honest opinion the ammonia stinks worse than chlorine. I immediately called B who came and turned those cylinders off until in the morning. They have new safety gadgets on the cylinders now and it's been so long since I've had to deal with this, it was more simple to call him. 2 is better than one in this case.
The phone calls have been lighter than normal also. I've had two phone calls about their power so I had to send the electric stand by person out but right now it is peaceful. I'm suprised that I haven't had more phone calls about garbage pick up. I hope the customers are enjoying their day.

Happy
You are making me more and more excited about my almost planned trip to Springfield, MO. I'm waiting on a conformation email/phone call from my sister. Springfield is a city worth looking into for retirement. I'm seriously thinking about it.
For me it's easier to just lay a pile here and forget about it, then say I'll do it later.

Mel
YOu have had good luck in using the MT plan. I need to be accountable for my actions. My aunt tells me a carb is a carb no matter if it's a fruit or pasta. I''m beginning to see that now. However, the fruit does contain some fiber, but hey there is alway the Fiber Sure or Metamucil that you can mix with your food. hmmmm.

Shad.
Are you rearranging the room? Don't you love all these cords!?
Annie must be working and Michelle is enjoying her day.

Shad
09-07-2009, 07:21 PM
Morning all,
Going to be a quick one this morning. I have eaten something that disagreed with me. Life is not happy right now. So I will be having a day whereby exercise is confined to running to the loo and getting water from the fridge. I do still have some jobs lined up but it will be a slow day just getting from one thing to another.
We had a thunder and lightning show last night. The rain was very heavy. Seems that we may miss Spring this year and go straight from the dry winter to the big wet rainy season. Still it hasn't got too hot yet - watch this space - I will be whinging about the heat and flies and insects soon enough.

Mel - I gues we could always go completely wireless, however that would incur even more expense so it will wait for now and I will continue to poke holes in walls to get cables to the place I want them. Just means more work to patch up the holes at the moment. If I get the DS2 to do all the holes at once, then I can patch them all at once. Job done until I change my mind on the furniture placement again.

Happy - no the DS2 did not buy new. It's a 20 year old place and was previously tenanted by some blokes who used to fix their bikes and cars - the old owners didn't do much to it. There is no landscaping as such and the tenants had a dog - there is a fair amount of cleaning up to be done. The old owners are supposed to leave the place in a clean condition, but with only a week to go before handover, they don't appear to be doing too much to it. Eventually it will need a complete makeover - new kitchen and bathroom but for now it needs to bring in some money. I'm sure no tenant will complain about DS2 requiring access to put in a new kitchen for them.

Ceejay - I'm trying to get a life without cords running around the room hence the need for more electrical outlets, phone jacks and tv and cable antenna points. I don't believe any house has enough outlets. Everything these days seems to need two more than it used to. If that makes sense.

Okay - well I am off to have another drink and try to enthuse about the day. My weight is up this morning, probably due to the internal plumbing - this too will pass. Literally probably.

Happy - if you dropped 10 pounds in London, you would probably only have a very small purchase. Doesn't go far in that city.

annie175
09-07-2009, 07:57 PM
Hey Ladies......

Shueeweeeeeeeee, hate to say it but glad this work weekend is over....8 hours a day on the feet....wears me out. Bella isn't much liking it either.

I am so far behind on posting I am not even going to try to do much personals.

CHELLE>>>>Happy Birthday Baby! You finally caught up to me. 23! Hope your travels were fun.

Shad...hope you are feeling better by now...I ate one too many jalapenos and my heiny is spewing fire...Now I truly know the meaning of burning the candle at both ends...lol

Ceejay...you worked on labor day?

Happy...I had today off of both jobs, but spent a good 3 hours cleaning the house. Hafta do it when I get a chance. Sides my hurricane son was home last week and gave me stuff to clean,....smiles!

MEL...you are remarkable, you were meant for that job with the seniors. It takes a personality like yours to deal with them.

Patty...Glad the new job/position is going well.

Laura...stick with the healthy way of life, the scales will move!

Not much else going on. Thursday is check in girls. Stay with it. We can do this. I think I may be down a couple of pounds. Waiting till Thursday for the official check in.

Have a lovely evening/night/morning, depending on where you are!

Love and Hugs

Laura705
09-07-2009, 09:30 PM
Annie – At least you had today off both jobs! Not much time til the Thursday weigh-in. Glad you’re anticipating a loss. Unfortunately this week is TOM week for me, so I don’t have great expectations. I need to try and avoid salt/sodium this week. Of course, this occurs to me after eating a grilled burger w/ Worcestershire sauce in it.

Ceejay – Glad you’re checking into recycling those electronics. Good job w/ the exercise. I’m having trouble getting back on track. Just doing some dog walks. Not working up a sweat at all. My bossless Friday was very nice, and I hope you have a couple bossless days this week to enjoy as well.

Happy – Hope you had more “take it easy” time than chore time this weekend! I have more vacay time to use, so I’ll be taking some time off each month for the remainder of 2009 as well. Looking forward to it! LOL re your 10 pound joke.

Mel – I supplemented my sandwich w/ soup, but I also ended up w/ a brownie. Sigh. I have no willpower! Hope you had a wonderful quiet weekend. Sorry Jen and Rich’s long weekend got goofed up w/ a wedding to attend. Have you done any peddling? No, I mean pedaling!! I’ll have to check out the sugar/inflammation link.

Michelle – Glad you at least didn’t stay much past noon on Friday. Hope you, hub and the dogs are off enjoying yourselves immensely. And Happy Birthday!
Patty – Glad the new job is going well. Hopefully the eating will improve when things calm down.

Shad – Good luck w/ the contractor. Ours did a great job on our window install, but put in the wrong size downspouts. And then they went belly up, so if we want the larger size installed, it’s out of our pocket – again. Could have been worse... A covering for the patio sounds wonderful and practical. Gosh, get the attic floor done before the heat really hits! Feel better soon.

My weekend, now coming to an end, has been pretty nice. Probably because I didn’t get around to any house cleaning! All I’ve done is several loads of laundry and unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher. Otherwise, highlights were a one hour canoe expedition on Saturday w/ bf in the Skokie Lagoons, Taste of Melrose Park on Sunday, and attendance at a teen beauty pageant today – bf’s niece won the talent portion for singing an Italian aria, and came in the top 25 of the overall competition. Never been to one of those and it was interesting. Neither food or exercise has been good, so I’ll have to get myself in gear this week. I may skip the movies tomorrow night and hit the gym.

MELODY525
09-08-2009, 09:04 AM
HAPPY~ I HAD TO LAUGH AT THE 10 LBS. GOOD WAY TO BEGIN A DAY CHUCKLING:lol3: :lol3: SO DID YOU COOK UP SOMETHING GOOD? :hun:

JEANETTE~WOW! SOME EXCITEMENT AT WORK HUH? NOT TO FEAR WITH CEEJAY TO THE RESCUE! GLAD THE PHONE LINES WEREN'T RINGING OFF THE HOOK OVER THE WEEKEND. PEACEFU; HOLIDAYS ARE A GOOD THING:dance:

SHAD~ I THINK I HEARD THE DS SAYING THIS IS THE LAST CHANGING OF THE FURNITURE. BE VERY SUSPICIOUS IF HE STARTS WALKING AROUND WITH A BIG HAMMER AND LONG NAILS!! :lol3: :lol3: HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER TODAY. :hug:

ANNIE~ SORRY THE WEEKEND WAS SO HARD ON THE TOOTSIES :hug: HOPE YOU GET SOME FOOT REST THIS WEEK. POOR BELLA PROBABLY WANTS TO KNOW WHERE THE HECK IS MOM!!! :cry: GOOD THING YOU REMINDED ME OF THURSDAY!! I FORGOT ALL ABOUT IT :rofl:

LAURA~ YOUR WEEKEND SOUNDED VERY NICE AND CONGRATS TO THE WINNER WITH AN ARIA NO LESS!! :cheers: I NEVER GOT AROUND TO CLEANING EITHER. WE CAN CATCH UP WHENEVER :lol3: I DID PEDAL THOUGH....BUT IF THE ECONOMY DOESN'T GET MUCH BETTER I MIGHT JUST TRY PEDDLING :belly:


:cofdate: I AM OFF TO MAKE REPORTS FOR THE WEEKEND AND LEAVE ORDERS FROM THE BOSS. THEN I AM GETTING OUT OF THERE. THE BOSS IS OFF AND I AM NOT....REPEAT....NOT......TAKING HER PLACE :rolpin:
SPENT TIME WITH JEN AND THE GRANDSON YESTERDAY. SHE HAS VISITING RIGHTS :rofl: WE ALL HAD TRADER JOE'S CHICKEN MARSALA AND STEAMED VEGGIES. THEY HAD BAKED POTATOES. YUM! I BETTER GET GOING BEFORE ALL THE TROOPS COME IN AND IT GETS HARDER TO LEAVE!!!!
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY :moped:

annie175
09-08-2009, 10:00 AM
Good Morning...is it Tuesday or Monday...always keeps me messed up the week we get Monday off. Plus trash day is moved to Thursday because of the U.S. holiday. So M, T, Hump day, Trash day, F.....I will be all messed up all week.

My CVS work schedule is gonna suck the next couple of weeks. They are killing me. Need to hire someone for the gal that walked out. CVS schedule starts this Thursday, then it is F, S, S, M W, Th, that leaves only 1 day off in 7 from there. Gotta love the $$$$. Song...she works hard for her money....

Laura....Grilled boogies w/worchestershire sauce sounds yummy, makes them taste like steak. I love canoeing. What a blast, haven't been in about 8 years. Would love to go.

MEL...YOU only think you are not taking the place of the boss, WE all know you are. hehe

NOTE: 4 jalapenos with cream cheese wrapped in bacon, broiled is so dang yummy, but I have been on the sh*tter for about 24 hours.....lol

T is coming over tonight and grilling out steaks. I am making the salad and side veggie which is undetermined at this point. Might make PB cookies to send home with him for the boys.

Not much else going on. Need to get my heiny busy.

Everyone have a marvelous day.

Love and hugs.

annie175
09-08-2009, 04:17 PM
Typing here because I am having a "want to eat" moment. I had a grilled chicken breast/salad from McDonalds, which was very tasty. I am not hungry, just wanting to eat. I have had almonds and carrotts since lunch. Yikes. You would think I am getting ready to start or something, just make it go away. Funny when you eat healthier and exercise, all I can think of is food and eating.

Shad
09-09-2009, 06:09 AM
Evening all,
Thought I had already posted today, but I guess not. Maybe I need to tie my finger in a knot to remind me.

Feeling a lot better today. Actually managed to get some tiling and some gardening and some housework in. Just have to fold up the laundry and I am finished for the night. Might just go to bed early and read for a while.

One of my new hearing aids gave up the ghost yesterday. Only one week old. I took it down to the shop this morning expecting to be told what I had done wrong but I'm told they can't work out what is wrong with it. Not my fault thank heaven. The other one conked out earlier tonight, but it is the rechargeable battery that is flat not any other problem. Set it on charge and it will be ready for me in the morning (hopefully).

Annie - you poor old thing. You must be exhausted. Hope they don't expect you to keep this up for too long. Still it will come in handy if anything happens at the other place. Isn't it interesting how much mess one grown man can make in the house. Sometimes they are like a descending tornado.

Mel - the DS2 can run around with the biggest hammer and the longest nails he can find, but I will take to the walls with an axe if I find it necessary. No point in saying no to his ol' Mum.

Laura - always nice when no housework is involved. Doesn't happen often so make the most of it. I try to do a bit everyday to stop that weekend frenzy when I could be enjoying life. Doesn't always work, but mostly I have only a small amount to do when I am working.

I am still working on the challenge. I don't think the loss will be great this week - isn't that always the way. With a bit of luck, there will be a small loss. Funnily enough I ate next to nothing yesterday but didn't lose very much.

So to the laundry folding. Then into pyjamas and probably a fairly early night. See you all tomorrow.

MELODY525
09-09-2009, 08:50 AM
ANNIE~ YOU NEED TO GET YOUR "HEINY BUSY"??? I THOUGHT THE JALEPENO PEPPERS ALREADY HAD IT GOING FOR 24 HRS :rofl: :rofl: YOUR POST MADE ME LAUGH ABOUT ME BEING THE BOSS....WHEN I TYPED THAT PART...EVEN I SAID "YEAH RIGHT" :lol3: :lol3: SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE HOURS. THANK GOD FOR THE MONEY....BUT YOU BETTER TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF IN THE MEANTINE!!!:rollpin: SOMETIMES I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE BUT EATING TOO. WISH THERE WAS AN ON AND OFF SWITCH!!

SHAD~ GLAD YOU'RE FEELING BETTER AND HOPE YOU ARE GETTING A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP :cloud9: I CAN JUST SEE YOU WITH THE AXE IN HAND!! :rofl: SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE AIDS GIVING OUT. I NEVER KNEW THEY HAD RECHARGEABLE ONES. WHAT'S NEXT!! HOPE THEY FIND THE PROBLEM WITH THE OTHER ONE. I WISH ALL AIDS WERE LIKE YOURS. THAT IS THE ONE THING THE SENIORS CANNOT DO...REPLACE THEIR BATTERIES. ANOTHER MEL JOB :lol3: FEEL BETTER :hug:

:cofdate: WELL JOHN IS NOW OUT SICK AS WELL AS THE BOSS IS OFF. HIS BP IS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND THEY HAVE HIM UNDER OBSERVATION. :faint: I WOULD ASK...WHAT'S NEXT? ....BUT AFRAID TO!! :rofl: GOING DOWN NOW TO TELL MOTA IF HE HAS A PROBLEM TO COKME UP HERE. I AM NOT SITTING DOWN THER FOR 8 HRS. :tantrum: I THINK I AM DOWN A POUND THIS WEEK. IT WAS 2 BUT ONE CAME BACK TO ROOST. GUESS IT WAS AFRAID TO BE OUT ON IT'S OWN :rofl:
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped:

annie175
09-09-2009, 09:27 AM
Happy Wednesday...Hump Day...NOT Trash Day, it was moved to Thursday this week only due to the US holiday...Labor Day!

Shad...you are wsorking entirely too much..you need to take a Meliday..Shadiday. Hearing aids, dang, one more thing to mess with in life.

MEL...yes, yes....jalapenos = bathroom, I also at Pica last night, so the bathroom journey continues. Hey down one pound is much better than up a pound or two. While you are upstairs at home, add in a bit more exercising, maybe that extra lb will fall off by tomorrow's check in.

My boss has been a crab for about two weeks and must of realized it as she brought me Starbucks Vanilla Latte this morning. Either that or I am finding out something I don't want to know....yikes.

I saw a cute little wooden plaque hanging on a cubicle this morning of a fall leaf the size of a paper plate and written across the front of it was "Happy Fall Ya'll" Isn't that cute? It's the little things in life that make me smile.

The steak cookout that T put on last night was marvelous. I am not much of a red meat eater but that was delicious. I ate about a 6 oz eye of round steak. He rubbed sea salt, pepper, and tenderizer into both sides of steak, then sprinkled with olive oil, brushed it in, then slapped the steaks in to a hot hot iron skillet for 2 mins on each side, removed it and finished it on the charcole grill. Dang if that wasn't the best ever. Salad and mixed veggies for sides. Very healthy dinner.

Tonight DD is coming over, I may fix dinner or I may not, depends on my mood tonight.

Hope everyone has a terrific OP day!!

Love and Hugs

annie175
09-09-2009, 09:35 AM
Shuuu weee, just had to do the b*tt squeeze, Charlie Chaplin (tiny steps) walk to the bathroom.

Laura705
09-09-2009, 01:47 PM
Annie – Wow, that's a lot of hours, but the $$ will be nice! Nice of the boss to bring the latte, but my suspicious nature would also be speculating on the motive. Yum, the steak sounds great.

Mel – Good, stay comfy in your place and don't go down to that crazy office!

Shad – Glad you're better now! Sorry the hearing aid conked out. Good to get the bugs worked out now while your schedule allows running to the shop to get it resolved.

Hello to Ceejay, Happy, Michelle & Patty!

Food was awful yesterday. Well, not all food, just that bag of candy I bought and consumed a good chunk of. :o Thursday's (crap, that's TOMORROW!) weigh in will not be pretty. I'm also slacking on the exercise, although bf and I did get out with the dog for a walk last night. Tonight I might go to a yoga class at the gym.

Okay, it's lunchtime and I'm going to head over to the office supplies store to buy a heavier duty lanyard for my keycard. The cheesy ones at work keep breaking on me. The retractable thingy is just string and it keeps breaking. I think the better one is made of nylon. If that fails, I'm going to have to buy a janitor kind of key ring, LOL! :D

ceejay52
09-09-2009, 06:10 PM
Just popping into say hello. Work has been going good. and I have 3 hours
left to work. Yeah.
I'll write more later.

Shad
09-09-2009, 06:36 PM
Morning all,

Just popping in to say that weight is the same today as it was last week. That in itself is an achievement since it rose to 81.9 last weekend and I have been struggling to get it off again. All in all I'm happy with no loss whatsoever - could have been a lot worse hey?

If you look at my ticker (which I just added) do not fall off your chair. The ticker does not allow for a decimal point. It should read 81.1 and 78.0. If I was as big as the ticker suggests, then I would be dead.

Back later to comment. What has happened to Happy??? Is she sick or something. Or has she been a bit naughty and is in hiding???? :lol3:

happy2bme
09-10-2009, 02:17 AM
Happy Birthday Michelle! So sorry to be late - hope you had a lovely day on this special 09/09/09 date!

:celebrate: :bday2you: :celebrate:

happy2bme
09-10-2009, 02:18 AM
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happy2bme
09-10-2009, 02:22 AM
Sorry that I've been MIA. Crazy busy at work and I did a JAVA upgrade which has messed up my computer at home. I am trying to get back here - please don't give away my seat on the bus!

annie175
09-10-2009, 09:44 AM
gOOD

annie175
09-10-2009, 09:50 AM
Good Thursday Morning to You All.....

Today is check in day, whether it be weight, exercise or just eating healthy. How did everyone do over the last week? My official weigh in last Thursday was 158, this morning I was 155, so I will be happy to take the 3 lb loss. It would probably be more now as I just crapped a nut salad, between the almonds and jalapenos I ate yesterday, WOW!

When does Chelle get back? I am too lazy to go back and read posts to find out. Hope she had a marvelous vacation.

Shad...maintaining is progress too. It is hard to maintain as it is to lose or any other thing. Congrats!

Happy...no way would we give your seat up on the bus. We just wanted to know you are ok.

Ceejay...check in with you later.

Tomorrow is all staff, that dreaded day of the month. We are having an ice cream social after the staff meeting, that will put me through the real test. Hope I am on bowl or clean up duty or something not involving scooping or sprinkling.

Have a great Thursday and let's hear from everyone today.

Love and Hugs,

MELODY525
09-10-2009, 09:58 AM
AUGUST 31 -189.5
SEPT 10 - 187.5

I JUST WEIGHED AND IT SAYS THIS MORNING THAT I LOST 2 LBS. TIME WILL TELL IF IT IS A FLUKE OR NOT. I BOUNCED AROUND IN THE 180'S FOR SO LONG I DON'T TRUST THE SCALE READINGS ANYMORE.
SORRY I AM ON THE RUN THIS MORNING. AUDITORS ON THE WAY AND FOR ONCE I WOKE UP LATE.
LATER GATORS :scooter:

annie175
09-10-2009, 10:03 AM
Whew Who MEL....WTG....keep on keepin' on!

diyana
09-10-2009, 11:04 AM
Happy Thursday ladies -

Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes! I truly had a great birthday! One of the best ever!

I'm back from vacation and had a wonderful, relaxing time. The weather was perfect. We did lots of walking and lots of looking for and finding beautiful rocks! The cabin we stayed in was very nice...and the bed was SO comfy. Just perfect after a day of hiking/looking for rocks. I'm back to work/back to reality, but at least it's only a two-day work week and then the weekend.

My lungs are still bothering me....so I'm thinking about going to the doc today getting some dreaded prednisone. I don't want to get on prednisone as it causes weight gain, irritability and it may delay me having another shot in my back, but this lung tightness/difficulty breathing and talking without coughing has been going on for way too long.

Even though I got lots of exercise over the weekend...my eating and water drinking fell by the wayside. We'll see what weigh in has in store for me today. I'll be thrilled if I lost, of course...but I'll be satisfied if I even stayed the same.

I'm way behind on reading what's been going on with y'all...so I'll try and catch up later after I've gotten caught up at work. :)

Love and big hugs,

ceejay52
09-10-2009, 11:44 AM
Morning ladies
Mel
Congrats on those 2 pounds lost. Too bad you are havinig to meet with the auditors.

Annie
Wow 3 pounds lost. congrats to you also. I've been adding fiber sure to my food and sometime water to get in my extra fiber. It's working.

Michelle
I'm so glad you had a nice vacation. In my younger years I liked to go rock hunting, and I do still look for rocks in a new area. I just pick them up and look at them and let them be. I don't have room for them.

Shad
Staying the same means there was no gain. That's a good thing. What's on the agenda today? More tiling.

I just measure my waist line and I'm down an inch. My weight stayed the same at 194.4 but I've been making better choices with food. I need to quit eating so heavy when I get home from work at 7.30 p.m. and cutting back on the carbs seem to help. Excersing at night helps me also.

I'm beginning to feel better too and my bp has come down to a normal range and staying there. This is with the new med I'm taking and getting some r and r after work with out company. I'm still putting my do not disturb sign on the door. i've told eveyone else to call me.

Today I will be going to the gym for the weight machines. I still like my exercise bike to use at home.

I've also decided on a goal. The last chloesterol check my total level was 100 but ldl was still to high. I'm raising my good cholesterol and lowering my bad.Which means I'll be watching my fat grams.

One of the guys at work is going to come and get the electronics. They sell them on ebay. I just want them out of the closet because they are taking up space.

Let's have a good week.

More later

ceejay52
09-10-2009, 11:50 AM
Did any one see the space shuttle the other night. It was an awesome sight. It was docked to the space station. I wished for binoculars.

Laura705
09-10-2009, 12:26 PM
Annie – Congrats on the 3 pounds! :goodscale: Good luck with that ice cream social tomorrow.

Mel – Good job on 2 pounds gone. :bravo: If we say "lost", it implies it'll find it's way back to you and we don't want that!!

Michelle – Happy Birthday, a day late! :hat: Your vacation sounds wonderful. When you mention the rocks it makes me think of that old Lucille Ball movie with the long long trailer and her rock collection causing big problems on the road. Hope your vehicle wasn't scraping the bottom of the road w/ your beautiful rocks! Sorry your lungs are not clearing and that Prednisone will be necessary. Crossing my fingers for a good weigh in for you! :crossed:

Shad – maintaining is waaaay better than a gain. :cp:

Ceejay – Ditto on maintaining and congrats on the one inch gone. Good job w/ the exercise!! :strong: Glad you are feeling better – less stress definitely helps! I'm glad you found a way to get rid of those electronics. Once you don't see them every time you open the closet you'll be so happy. :)

Ladies - I'm happy to report that my weigh in came in this morning at 187. :yay: Down a pound. I would have been happy staying the same, but I'll take the pound. The only thing that I think helped me what that I've been chugging a lot of water the past couple of days, hoping to counteract the bloating I always have w/ TOM. I know when I'm retaining water it doesn't make sense to drink even more, but I think I read that somewhere. It helps eliminate the sodium causing the bloat? I dunno.

As for my other goals - this is the third day this week I brought a lunch from home, so I made that one. I failed on all my snacks being from home (i.e., none purchased while at work) – I bought that candy on Tuesday. I also failed on the formal exercise goal, although I've taken dog walks all week.

Not much else to report. I've been doing short indoor test runs on my new shoes the past couple days to see if they're keepers. I'm still not sure. What else? Been watching the US Open tennis tournament on TV the past few nights. I didn't buy my new retractable lanyard for my key card yesterday because the one at Office Depot didn't look any different than my old one. I saw some at Staples a couple weeks ago that looked different and declared themselves to be more sturdy, so I'll pick up one of those this weekend. Ooh, exciting. That's about it. Have a wonderful day everyone!

Guess I should change my ticker.

happy2bme
09-10-2009, 02:24 PM
Did any one see the space shuttle the other night. It was an awesome sight. It was docked to the space station. I wished for binoculars.

Oh Man - I wish I had known - we have giant and I mean GIANT binocs and 2 telescopes. I would have loved to see that. However, it has been quite cloudy here so I probably would have missed it anyhow. :(

diyana
09-10-2009, 03:32 PM
Dang, I wish we'd know about the shuttle. The skies were crystal clear (and dark) up north. Rats!

Just had my WW weigh in...I gained 0.8. Double Rats! :tantrum: But given all I ate while on vaca, I'm not surprised. Time to get my butt in gear and get the scale moving downward. Today after the doctor appt and stopping at the pharmacy, I'll be taking a mile or two walk, plus helping DH unload the rocks out of the car, and given the weight and number of these rocks, I think that would count as strength training. And I'm going to start doing at least 25 crunches and at least 2 minutes of planks every day.

Congrats to all who have lost pounds and inches! :bravo: I will be joining you soon! :yes:

Hugs,

MELODY525
09-10-2009, 06:02 PM
I HAD SO MANY WITTY THINGS I WANTED TO SAY TO ALL OF YOU BUT I AM TOO TIRED NOW AND SOMEHOW JUST FORGOT THEM ALL! :rofl: THE OFFICE AUDIT IS FLOUNDERING AND THEY ARE COMING BACK TOMORROW. PEOPLE'S NERVES ARE SHOT AND EVERYONE IS ARGUMENTIVE. I HELD DOWN THE FORT FOR 2 DAYS NOW WITH ONE MAINTENANCE MAN. I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY CRAZY SENIORS IN ONE PLACE AT OPNE TIME. IT'S LIKE LOONEYVILL HERE AND I'VE GOT ALL THE FRUIT LOOPS!!! ONE GOT SHIPED TO A PSYCHO WARD, ONE TO A HOSPITAL AND THE OTHER I AM KEEPING AN EYE ON. LIKE ANOTHER FULL MOON.

CONGRATUALTIONS TO ALL THE LOSERS THIS WEEK...LAURA, I AM SURE MINE ARE "LOST" AND PROBABLY WILL FIND ME NEXT WEEK!! :lol3: :lol3:
HAPPY...IT WAS GOOD TO SEE YOU HERE. ANNIE...KEEP THE ENERGY LEVEL UP WITH ALL THESE HOURS.
JEANETTE...HOPE YOUR WEEK CONTINUES TO GO WELL.
MICHELLE...GET YOUR F R I GG I N G BUTT TO THE DR :rollpin: AND I AM GLAD YOU GOT YOUR BD WISHES WHEN YOU NGOT BACK :hb:
SHAD...GUESS YOU ARE STILL PLAYING WITH TIKES! :rofl:
HOPE I DIDN'T MISS ANYONE. EYES ARE A WEE BIT BLURRY:crazy:
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT. I HAVE ONE MORE DAY TO GO. JOHN SAYS HE FEELS TERRIBLE STILL AND HAS ANOTHER DR APPT FOR MONDAY. WISH THEY CURE HIM SO HE CAN COME BACK. :faint:
HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY AND I WILL BE BACK OVER THE WEEKEND IF I AM MIA TOMORROW.

Shad
09-10-2009, 07:33 PM
Morning all,

Can't stop right now. Back later for personals. I explain the rush then.

Mel - is it full moon time again around your way?

diyana
09-11-2009, 08:39 AM
Happy Friday!!

I went to the doctor after work to see what can be done to clear up the tightness in my chest. He told me to continue to take the codeine cough syrup at night, and he gave me a prescription for the dreaded Prednisone...which I expected. With this course of Prednisone, I start by taking 6 pills spread throughout the day and reduce the number of pills each day by one. Anyway, after the 6 pills, I'm starting to feel a little less tight in my chest. The doctor suggested I rest last night because my blood pressure was a bit low (for me anyway: 98/74). So I didn't get to exercise yesterday, but I'm going to the gym today. The doctor also told me to cut my BP meds in 1/2 as my BP seems to be gradually improving as a result of weight loss. So that was great news and a real non-scale victory for me!

Mel - Sorry the audit is causing so many headaches and so much crankiness! Seriously, did two seniors get shipped out to hospitals? Wow! And the moon isn't even full. Hang in there, girlfriend! And rest your eyes! :rollpin:

Shad - I hope everything's going okay. :hug:

:wave: to all my wonderful Worldly friends!

Love and hugs,

MELODY525
09-11-2009, 09:15 AM
MICHELLE...YES 2 ARE GONE FOR THE TIME BEING AND ONE IS UNDER WATCH. I AM SO GLAD YOU WENT TO THE DR. YOU SHOULD HAVE GONE 2 WEEKS AGO :tantrum: BUT I AM GLAD YOU ARE BREATHING EASIER. :hug:IT'S NOT NICE TO WORRY MAMA MEL :rofl: SHE GETS CRANKY!!

:wave: HELLO BUSY BEE SHADDIE! STAY WELL ACROSS THE BIG POND! :hug:

I HAVE TO CHUCKLE TO MYSELF AND BRAG AGAIN(FOR A CHANGE LOL)....but with john out and the office rinning around finding the much needed back-up paper for computer and files being examined, i am taking the place of 2 people. now this week the seniors couldn't be happier or quieter. not one, with the exception of the alz guy, has given me a problem. and even he is calm and came to thank me. poor sod. this bldg needs to calm down and smell the roses. maybe i should work on that plan and get some stuff for the bulletin board to encourage it...get my own "back-up". :rofl: :rofl: OH POOP...I LOST MY CAPS.

OK I AM OFF FOR THE DAY. HAPPY FRIDAY/ SATURDAY. I AM SOOOOO GLAD THE WEEKEND IS HERE! :moped:

happy2bme
09-11-2009, 09:17 AM
Good morning chicks,

I don't even have time to catch up this morning. I'm just glad the week is over. Very long "short week" as someone said. I will try and catch up tonight.

Love you y'all. :grouphug:

diyana
09-11-2009, 11:20 AM
Mel - Thanks, Mama Mel, but no need to worry. I'm on the mend now. I know I should've gone earlier, but I was hoping it would clear up on its own without steroids. Glad the seniors are behaving themselves since you're overworked this week. I hope you get to relax a bit today and this weekend!

Happy - It's been a very short week for me, but I've gotten a ton of stuff accomplished at work so that's good. And yes, short weeks usually feel very long...because you have to cram 5 days of work into 4.

ceejay52
09-11-2009, 02:46 PM
Michelle
I know what you mean by taking the prednisone. Glad you are feeling better.

Yeah Mel for taking the bull by the horns.

Happy
Don't work to hard today.

Shad
Hurry back, I'm currious as to why you are in such a hurry.

Laura and Annie a big hello.:wave:


I'm in a cleaning mode today. The spare bedrooom looks really nice and I promise that I will not be laying clothes on the bed or anything that doesn't have a home. I bought a plastic bend to put all the odd's and ends in and when I have time I'm going back through it and tossing it. I just don't have the time right now.
I'm not in a mood at all about driving to my uncles today and we shall see about tomorrow. I can tell when I don't take the xanax. I'm going to start cutting these trips back to once a month. To much wear and tear on my body and car.
I didn't put the do not disturb sign on the door yesterday. The girls stopped by but I didn't let them in. And of course she started making fun of the yard.
I stood in the door way. She went to open the storm door but I held it tight. Today I'm not answering the door. I told them yesterday I needed to rest.

I'm having a late lunch today.

annie175
09-11-2009, 03:16 PM
Good God Ceejay, you would think those girls would get the hint. Duh!

Chelle...wow only a .08 gain while on vacation, that is worth the celebration. ROCK on<----hahaha get, it ROCK on...you collected on vacation.

MEL...sounds like you and most of us chickadees need a well deserved "MELIDAY".

Shad...girl what is the rush? Do tell.

Happy...what's going on in your world?

Monthly staff meeting this morning. THank God that is over with and no glitches today. Remarkable.

Ice Cream social was today also. Only ate one scoop of strawberry and threw most of that away cause it wasn't helping my on-going headache. The choices of flavors was great and the topping unbelievable. All in all, I did pretty well with it.

A bit tired now and still have a headache. Work tonite at CVS, hope this headache doesn't make me snap at the customers. lol.

Have a marvy weekend, don't know if I will be back on till Monday with all the hours at CVS this weekend.

Hello to all

Love and Hugs,

diyana
09-11-2009, 03:45 PM
Ceejay - Those girls are not only clueless and stupid, not understanding that you don't want to be bothered, but they are also beotches! Nobody has the right to poke fun at or ridicule someone else's home or yard or anything! Some parts of my yard need weeding..but I can only do what I can do with my back and all. You work darn long hours...it's none of their business what your yard looks like! :tantrum: People like that make me so mad. I always want to say "walk a mile in my shoes, beotches! There are reasons why my home and yard don't look like photos out of a magazine!"

Annie - I'm glad our work had the ice cream social on Tuesday, so I wasn't here to be tempted. Though I am planning on bringing in chocolate chunk cookies on Monday made from frozen dough that I bought for a neighbor kid's fundraiser. I heard the frozen dough makes good cookies and they couldn't be easier. And this way, I can bring them to work as a birthday treat (we're supposed to bring in treats on our birthday) and I can give all the calories away! I hope your headache goes away soon and that work tonight and this week goes by easily for you. Are you going to get to see T this weekend, if even for a quickie? ;) :lol3:


My work is starting a 6 week walking challenge for any employees who want to sign up - so of course, I signed up. The challenge is to walk at least 10,000 steps/day every day. We are grouped into teams, and prizes will be awarded for the team who walked the most miles and the individual who walked the most miles. There are some hard-core walkers in the company, so I'm not sure how I'll compare...but my goal is to at least walk the 10,000 steps per day....plus do weights and cardio at the gym.

Well, less than two hours to go...better finish things up.

Wishing you all a great evening and weekend (in case I don't get to check in).

Lots of love and hugs,

MELODY525
09-11-2009, 04:26 PM
I AM HOME AND DONE FOR THE DAY. TALKED TO JOHN AND HE IS NOT 100% AND SAID HE WAS CALLING THE DR ON MONDAY. SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT WEDNESDAY!!
THE BOSS IS COMING BACK MONDAY SO IT'S HER BALLGAME. WAS A SORT OF QUIET DAY WITH THIS FEROCIOUS WIND AND DRIVING RAIN AT TIMES. I WISH IT WOULD RAIN ALL WEEKEND HERE!! EVERYONE WOULD BE FAST ASLEEP :cloud9:
GONNA TAKE A SHOWER AND WASH MY HAIR. GET SOME FLANNEL JAMMIES ON. TURNED OFF THE A/C. A BIT CHILLY HERE TODAY FOR SURE. REAL FALL WEATHER :rain:
I WILL BE BACK ON MONDAY IF THE EYES ARE BOTHERING ME...WHICH THEY ARE RIGHT NOW. SO I BID YOU ALL A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AND STAY WELL!!

CEEJAY~ WISH THEY WOULD CRAWL IN A HOLE AND LEAVE YOU ALONE. IN THE MOOD I AM IN, SEND THEM HERE AND I WILL TAKE CARE OF THEM!!! :rofl: ENJOY THE CLEARING OUT AND SEEING YOUR BEDROOM ALL NICE AND TIDY!!

MICHELLE~ HOPE THE WEEKEND CONTINUES YOUR FEELONG BETTER!! STAY WELL TOO AND DON'T GO NUTS JUST CAUSE YA FEEL A BIT BETTER! DON'T MAKE ME COME AND SMACK YOU IN THE HEAD....I'M CRANKY TODAY AND JUST MIGHT GO AND GET YA!!! :tantrum:

ANNIE~ SENDING YOU GOOD THOUGHTS FOR STRENGTH FOR THE WEEKEND. STAY STRONG AND IF SOMEONE BOTHERS YOU...JUST SEND THEM TO ME AND THEY'LL LEAVE HERE WITH SOME LOVELY TIRE PRINTS ON THEIR CHEST!!! :scooter:



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annie175
09-11-2009, 04:40 PM
THANKS MAMA MEL...I appreciate your help with the customers, I KNOW you can handle them for me....smiles.

Chelle...we had that same challenge here at work for walking...let me tell you it is hard getting to 7000 steps a day, much less 10,000 steps, you really have to work at it. Good luck!!

THe boss is gone for the day. I may leave 15 minutes early to get to my next job in time. Kind of funny, leave one work early to get to the next one.

Shad
09-12-2009, 01:25 AM
Morning all,

Yesterday, I went for a job interview. That's why I was in such a hurry. Hurry up and wait syndrome is alive and well and living in Brisbane.
Don't know yet whether I have a job or not - probably Monday but I am not holding my breath here.
It's sort of part time and would fit in well with all the work I can do at home when I am not at work. We will see what we will see.

Michelle - sorry you have to take the prednisone, but if it gets rid of it, good stuff. My friend Chris has to use it sometimes to sort her lungs out too. Not so often now as she used to and it has caused her enough trouble as it also robs the bones of calcium and she has a mild osteoporosis in her spine now.
10000 steps is relatively ok if you are working on your feet, however it is a long way if you are a sedentary worker.

Mel - smelling the roses? Didn't notice any around your way when I was there. Maybe you should have a rolling looping slideshow of roses and other pleasant thoughts in the lobby. Cheaper than fish.
Hope John gets bette soon.

Happy - better being busy than out of work. Hope it all settles down soon.

Ceejay - you definitely have more patience than I. I would have told them where to go quick smart. I wonder how rude you have to be for them to get the message.

Annie - hope the headache goes away. Not nice to have to go to work with one of those.

Okay - better get on with it. Things to do, people to see, gardens to be dug.

MELODY525
09-12-2009, 09:25 AM
:rain: GOOD MORNING SLIMMING CHICKS OF THE WORLD :cofdate:

I WOKE UP MUCH REFRESHED. MADE A TRIP TO THE LAUNDRY ROOM WITH AN ARMLOAD OF MAGAZINES PEOPLE HANG ON MY DOOR. THAT SHOULD KEEP SOME OF THEM BUSY TODAY. I FORGOT TO TELL YOU THERE IS A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT IN MY SKIN THESE LAST 2 WEEKS. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN AFRAID TO MENTION IT BUT THEY DID. FEELING BETTER INSIDE AND OUT NOW. I AM SURE IT'S THE ELIMINATION OF 95% OF THE SUGAR-BREAD-PASTA STUFF. THE FUNNY THING IS THAT I DON'T REALLY MISS IT AND WHEN I DO I HAVE A TINY BIT.
HAVE A HAPPY SATURDAY :moped:

ANNIE~ DID YOU FEEL THE ENERGY VIBES I SENT YET??? HERE'S A BOLD OUT OF THE BLUE :rofl:
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SHAD~ WILL BE KEEPING FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED. TELL RUTH TO KEEP THE BOOBS CROSSED! :lol3: :lol3: SHE DOES THAT SO MUCH BETTER THAN I DO. SENDING GOOD VIBES :yoga: GOOD LUCK!

happy2bme
09-12-2009, 12:31 PM
Good morning ladies,

What a week this has been. There is a project at work that has everyone jumping like a bunch of beans. I was thinking my work was done for the day when I got a late afternoon call. Lots more stuff to do - must be ready by Monday morning. Worked until 1:30 am until I fell into bed. Been a long time since I worked myself stupid - was so tired I could not longer see or think straight. I still have about another half day of work left - and that's if they don't want any more tweeks of this version. Then we will start the merry go round again on Monday when the next person looks at it. But as Shad says - better to be busy than out of work. Just explains why I haven't been around this week.

As for the challenge - my weight is holding steady - as I thought. I guess the good news is that I didn't eat bad enough to push it up. Did try to make good choices all week - succeeded pretty much so on the solid foods just too much Coca Cola, not enough water. Trying to switch back to tea from Coke too. The exercise never materialized because I was working longer days this week. *sigh* try again.

Quick personals -

Mel, I am thrilled to hear that you are doing better and that you seem to have figured out what is causing many of your issues. Glad the skin is looking better - now keep that sugar away and stress to a minimum. Batten down the hatches - getting some nasty weather there, huh?

Shad - hope things go well with the pt job for you. A little income, a little time for yourself - nice balance. :crossed: that everything works out.

Michelle - sorry about the prednasone - but you can't keep walking around with wet lungs. Especially as the fall leaves and the winter flu germs start to compound the mess in the air. Good luck with the walking - that's like 5 miles - a HUGE amount of steps to get in each day - even if you do park at the far end of the parking lot :lol:

Annie - hope you made it through the night ok. Sometimes when I walk in the door from work and walk right to the stove to start cooking dinner, I feel like I'm rolling off one job and right into the next. But at least my second job is not as long as yours. I don't know where you find the energy - and the time to take care of things on the home front.

Ceejay - the girls are bumpkins. If they make fun of the yard tell them they must be good judges since they mow lawns for a living and perhaps it's a reflection on their work. Raspberries to them. Seriously, if they started making mean comments, I would explain this is why they will be standing on that side of the door for a very long time and a good day to you. ** raspberries again**

I looked up the space station and other objects in space viewing guide. You can only see it for 1 to 3 minutes at a time so you'd have to be set up and ready with the coordinates. That would be like trying to thread a needle with arms that were 6 feet away from your face. Or trying to find something the size of a period on a full size sheet of newspaper. So now I don't feel so badly about missing it. Best you could see would be a star that was moving in the sky - like satellites we see occasionally in dark skies.

Laura - even though you didn't make 100% of your goals this week, it seems like you got a good running start. I'm convinced that we just have to ease back into the good habits again and know that we have a fight on our hands getting that way. Don't know why it's so hard to do the right thing and so easy to fall back on bad habits. A couple of people who have been successful at things (weight loss as well as other goals) have said you HAVE to be mega focused - aka crazy insane no excuses in order to achieve your goals. Anything less and you do well for a short burst and then fall back again. I see their point, am still coming to grips with that concept.

Anyway - I need to get back to work and finish this stuff up. Definitely am not as enthused as yesterday - just push to get it done and hopefully have time to get a few personal things I planned on done.

Have a good weekend chicks.

Laura705
09-12-2009, 01:46 PM
Annie – Hope you get some time off your feet this weekend. LOL, leaving one job early to go to the other. Congrats on handling the ice cream social wisely!

Ceejay – were the girls' comments re your yard because they're not doing the work anymore? Nervy. Hope you get some peace this weekend. I need to get some cleaning done. It's getting obvious the bf isn't going to do much of anything, and I don't feel like being a nagging b*tch. I will however make sure he mows the lawn because it's really getting long. And then I'll have to listen to him complain about how hard it was to get the mower through.

Happy – Busy is good! Yay for maintaining during such a crazy workweek. You're right about the goals – it won't all happen at once. But I can't see myself being mega-focused on it – I just know I'd start to feel like there's nothing more to life. But keeping at it needs to be a goal in itself, and finding those habits that'll "stick".

Mel – Sounds like the seniors really respond to your way of handling things! I'm disappointed that the US Open tourney is being affected, but it would be good for your sake if your people just holed up in their units for a while and gave you some peace! I hope John gets better soon! So happy you're feeling better after cutting out the stuff that seems to be a problem for you.

Michelle – Hope the lungs clear quickly on the Prednisone and stay that way. Nothing like a challenge to motivate people – good luck! Great to hear that the bp drugs have been reduced due to your weight loss efforts!! I donated blood last weekend and my bp came up lower than usual – 100/74. I was surprised, and the screener took it again – same. I checked my donor site account for my history and there was another time it was low like that too. Still acceptable for donations though.

Shad - Hope you get the job – in your home territory and with time to keep up with the house. Ideal.

Work was okay this week. My desk is just awful though, but next week will be a good time to address this as the boss will be out after Tuesday.

Last night was book club and there was a table full of goodies that I sampled. Even with small portions and even if it replaced dinner, it was not a light evening. I'm not changing my ticker – I'm sure I ticked back up to back to my pre-challenge weight yesterday. I stayed up a bit late after getting back home from book club, and I slept until 10 am today – most unusual for me! I must have needed it, but now I feel like a major sloth. I need to just get dressed and get busy around the house. Plenty of work inside and out to choose from!!

Have a great weekend ladies!

Shad
09-12-2009, 09:57 PM
Morning all,

Just got back from breakfast with the family. Lovely sunny warm day here and we went to a little cafe not far from home.
Some new photos of Savannah attached.

Had a bad food day yesterday so the weight is up again from the day before. Annoying isn't it. However with a good day today, it should go back at least a little. I certainly don't need lunch.

Mel - please to hear about the skin improvement. That is good news. Now you only have to bring the powers that be in that building into line, and life would be sweet.

Happy - weight holding steady is an achievement, especially when you are working so hard and unable to get in basic exercise.

Laura - there is always plenty of work to do in the house. Danged if I know where it all comes from but it always seems to be there.

So it's on to todays list and I am about to go outside and finish breaking up the branches of the fig trees I cut down (non-productive fig trees I might add) that were managing to clutter up the guttering on the front of the house with their leaves. Then it is back to more work in the loo. That's todays agenda anyway. Have a good one, enjoy the weekend. Stop and smell the flowers from time to time as well.

Oh and I have added some pictures from the garden as well.

1day@atime
09-12-2009, 11:12 PM
Hello Ladies,

Another busy week, traveled two days this week. I don't mind driving but my back is always so sore the next day. Still trying to get settled at work, still in boxes, file cabinets on back order. You think they would of ordered us furniture knowing we were coming. Getting lots of rain here. We can use the rain, but too much at one time isn't good.

Hello to All... I'll post more later.

MELODY525
09-13-2009, 09:06 AM
:flow1: HAPPY SUNDAY CHICKS :flow1:

THANK GOD THE STORMS AND WIND HAVE PASSED. THE SUN IS IN FULL BLOOM THIS MORNING AND THE TOWN IS CELEBRATING IT'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY. WHILE THEY ARE OUT WATCHING THE PARADE AND EATING JUNK FOOD, I WILL BE CELEBRATING PEACE & QUIET :beach:
THOUGHT I WOULD COME AND SAY HELLO TODAY BECAUSE I MIGHT BE MISSING TOMORROW. JOHN IS UNSURE OF HOW HE'S FEELING. THIS IS NO WAY FOR HIM TO CELEBRATE IS BIRTHDAY :hb: LOTS OF REPORTS FOR THE MORNING ALSO. WE HAD BOTH ELEVATORS BREAKING AT THE SAME TIME. THANK GOD THE GUY GOT HERE BEFORE THEY BOTH WENT DOWN. GOOD THING I WOKE EARLY AND FOUND THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE! HOPEFULLY THE DAY WILL REMAIN QUIET.
HAVE A GREAT DAY:moped:

HAPPY~ SORRY THE WEEK AND WEEKEND ARE BEING SO BUSY FOR YOU. HOPE YOU GOT TO GET SOME OF THE SUN ON YOUR SKIN. HOW'S MY POOL DOING????

LAURA~ PEOPLE THAT WORK ALL WEEK AND TRY TO HAVE A BIT OF FUN ON THE WEEKEND ARE NOT SLOTHS! :rofl: I GUESS EVEN BOOK CLUBS CAN BE DANGEROUS. :lol3: HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY.

SHAD~ :bb: THAT BABY IS ADORABLE!! MUCH CUTER THAN THE ROSE....ALTHOUGH THAT FLOWER IS AbOUT PERFECT! GORGEOUS! WE REALLY NEED TO HIRE YOU OVER HERE. YOU COULD DO THE WORK OF AT LEAST 6 OF THE EMPLOYEES WE HIRE!! THEY ARE NEVER WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN ANYTHING...UNLESS IT IS CHIT :rofl: GOOD TO HEAR YOU GOT TO SPEND TIME WITH THE FAMILY :hug:

PATTY~ YOUR OFFICE SOUNDS LIKE THIS ONE. NO PLANNING SKILLS! :faint: HOPE YOU GET SOME FURNITURE...WHERE DOES THE COMPUTER GO? ON THE FLOOR? :lol3:

happy2bme
09-13-2009, 01:07 PM
Happy Sunday all,

Mel - I'm glad you got the sun for a change. Looks like we are in for a rainy week which will no doubt drift your way so go enjoy the sun at the back door while everyone is watching the parade out front :cool: We are about to close your pool up for the season. DH was going to do that today but with a rainy week ahead, I'm not sure what the process is. These last 2 years were hardly worth the time, effort and expense. Perhaps we should have turned it into a frog pond after all :( Either way, I think Mel will be happy as long as she has the umbrella drinks :lol:

Shad - your niecelet is just gorgeous. Almost - I say ALMOST lulls you into a false sense of "I'll have one of those please" :rofl: Looks like your garden is getting into a nice spring bloom. DH had to cut a holly tree down out front because it was fighting with the miniature Japanese maple for space. I was sad to see a perfectly healthy tree cut away but we had no choice he said. Do you want some of my lamb's ear to fill in your fig tree space? It grows like a bunny :D

Patty - obviously you are in the worker bee portion of the office instead of privileged characters. There are those who have to make do with cardboard boxes for file cabinets and those who get brand new expensive furniture and carpeting to rest their royal hineys on. I am in the cardboard box league myself. I guess you don't have to unpack if there is nothing to unpack into.

Laura - good for you for being a blood donor. I tried a few times here but the people (several places) do not know how to take blood and they make a royal mess of my arms. Low blood pressure is good. Tell the BF to get out on the lawn, soon it will go dormant and he gets a break for several months, unlike you who have to cook, clean and do laundry all year round :lol:

Michelle - hope you and DH and the pups are enjoying your weekend and that your chest is clearing.

Loved your pics Mel - yours too Shad.

Well I'm off to salvage a little bit of this weekend. See yah.

MELODY525
09-13-2009, 04:50 PM
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/100-lb-club/179574-ive-had-lot-pms-lately-so-heres-scoop-peoples.html

I WAS SEARCHING FOR SOME INFO FOR A FRIEND AND RAN ACROSS THIS THREAD BY CFMAMA WHO LOST 145 LBS. SHE SHARE EVERYTHING AND EVEN POSTED 2 WEEKS OF HER MENUS!! :faint: I JUST COPIED IT FOR MY FRIEND. MAYBE IT WILL GIVE HER SOME MORE INCENTIVE TO GET HEALTHIER. :D



HAPPY~ YES EITHER WAY IT WOULD BE FINE WITH ME SO LONG AS I HAVE MY UNBRELLAS AT MY SIDE :beach: I COULD WATCH THE LITTLE FROGGIES PLAYING HOPSCOTCH ON THE LILY PADS!! HOPE YOU HAD SOME TIME OUT FOR YOURSELF. SORRY IT'S BEEN SUCH A HORRID WORK WEEKEND. I THOUGHT OF YOU WHILE I WAS OUT IN THE :sunny: SENDING A :hug:

Shad
09-13-2009, 06:24 PM
Morning,
Monday here (again) and it is going to be another gorgeous day out there. Enjoy it while you can.

Today I get to finish the tiling in the loo. Only one more row of tiles to go and the finishing line to go. DS2 shifted the light switch yesterday so the painting can be finished as well. A bit of that to do and hopefully will get a lot of it done today. Then the grouting and the final touches - roll holder, decoration etc. and we are done. Yahoo.

Happy - I think that the pool will be a selling point when you are ready to sell. If you need a froggy pond, build another one (but not as big) but you are right, they are hard work especially if you don't use them all year round. I don't have room for one here, and probably I would not have one anyway even though we can swim here nearly all year round.
The niecelet does not make me feel like I need another one. Sorry. All that work again!!!!! It's nice to just give them back when they get grumpy or need changing. But she is cute when she is happy!

Patty - can't imagine why when offices shift, there is always something that is slow to arrive, doesn't arrive at all or doesn't get ordered in the first place. You'd think they would have the job analysis in place WITH contingency plans wouldn't you.

Mel - yep the niecelet is cute. She's also quite a contented baby as well. The niece is doing well with her. She doesn't put up with too much nonsense and doesn't pander to the baby all the time. Maybe this is a Y Gen that might just make some sense eventually. The rest don't seem to be able to.

Okay - with that, I have a menu to prepare, a loo to clean, tile, paint and grout. shopping to do. So best get on with it. Have a good Sunday.

ceejay52
09-13-2009, 07:48 PM
Mel
Be thankful no one didn't get stuck in the elevator. Hope John gets to feeling better.

Shad
What an adorable niecelet! You seem very content on staying home.

Michelle, Annie, Patty and Happy :wave:

I had a good trip yesterday afternoon to my uncles. My aunt wanted to go to Jonesboro,AR to JCPenny's. I bought a couple of tops and a pair of shoe's for work.
For some reason I'm really sleepy. Think I'll go to be an hour early tonight.

annie175
09-14-2009, 09:21 AM
OMG, is it Monday again? I am so stinkin tired. My neck, shoulders and face are so tense. If I could afford a massage I would get one. Dang I want a massage so bad. If I had muscle relaxors I would take them. If I could sleep at night it would be great, I would be so tired. If my aunt had balls she would be my uncle. Guess I have done enough b*tchin' for a Monday morning. Anyways.............

Shad...life always seem like we are hurry up and waiting on something, good luck on the job interview. The baby is absolutely beautiful. How gorgeous.

MEL...Thanks for the bolt, I think I need several more right in the arse. lol Glad to hear the skin is looking mighty fine. I know when I eat better for me, my skin looks better.

Happy...at least with all the working you are not eating. Unless you eat at your desk and I know you don't. wink wink

Patty...hey girl good to hear from you, my dear.

Laura....I used to belong to a book club and enjoyed it, then they got on this depressingly sad streak of books to read and my life got busy, so I dropped out. Didn't need depressing crap in my life.

Chelle...hope your weekend was OP, got some exercise in, and just basically had a terrific time.

Not much else to report, besides it would be b*tchin anyway about how two jobs are kicking my arse. lol. Thank God for hella bella, she had to piddle this morning pretty badly therefore annoyed me enough to get up and let her out, otherwise I would of slept and slept.

Have a great Monday...

Much love and many hugs...

diyana
09-14-2009, 09:39 AM
Happy Monday -

Annie - I hope you had at least a little time this weekend to relax and enjoy yourself. You should get Tony to give you a nice shoulder and neck massage. Isn't it amazing how a doggie's bladder makes an excellent alarm clock? :lol:

Shad - Keeping my fingers :crossed: for the interview. It sounds like it would really work well with your current home improvement projects/schedule. I don't like to take prednisone because it makes me want to eat constantly (which leads to weight gain) and makes me super irritable (read "beotchy" - like PMS times 1000). Plus, between taking Prednisone for my lungs and the cortisone injections for my back...it can contribute to osteoporosis. But given the choice between being pain free and breathing versus bone density, I'll take the breathing and no pain. Plus, I do eat calcium rich foods and take calcium and Vitamin D supplements, so hopefully that will help. Thankfully, I'll be done with this course of Prednisone after tomorrow and it is helping to clear up my lungs. Thanks for the photos! The rose and your garden are lovely, but not as beautiful as Savannah is such a gorgeous baby - absolutely adorable.

Mel - So glad to hear your skin is doing better! Yay! Good on ya' for eliminating most refined carbs! :bravo: I hope John feels better soon. Thanks for the post from cfmama. Good info.

Happy - Yikes, working until 1:30 am? That's awful! But you and Shad are right...better to be busy than out of work. I'd say after the week you had, holding steady is a tremendous accomplishment! :cp: :cp: You're right...I've got to get my lungs cleared out before the damp and cold and winter germs hit. Sorry that you have to close your pool. I can't believe it's that time already.

Patty - Hope you didn't get any flooding. Sorry to hear your back is bothering you. I hope it feels better soon.

Laura - Good for you for being a blood donor. I have O Negative blood, so the Blood Center is always calling me. I don't mind. I donate as much as I can...but often my iron count is too low and they don't let me.

Ceejay - Glad you had a nice trip to see the uncles and a successful shopping trip!

I had a busy weekend, but got LOTS done around the house. The weather was gorgeous so even though I had lots to do indoors, I tried to be outside as much as possible. In terms of staying on plan though, it was a tough weekend. Prednisone makes me want to eat continuously. And with this course of Prednisone, they started me on a high dose of 7 pills five days ago, dropping down by one pill per day until after tomorrow when I'll be all done. With the higher doses, I kept wanting to eat and snack and nosh throughout the day. So Friday and Saturday were difficult. Saturday afternoon, I went to the store and got lots of carrots and other veggies...so that if I had to keep eating, at least I could be crunching on zero point veggies which helped. As for the 10,000 steps, I had no idea how much walking that would be! I got pretty darn close on Saturday and Sunday (helped by all the trips up and down the basement stairs doing laundry). And I've already got in over 1,000 steps today. Just gotta keep moving, moving, moving.

Well, better get on with it. Here's to a great day and wonderful week for all of us!

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
09-14-2009, 09:42 AM
Morning ladies,

Monday already. Feel like I got cheated out of a weekend. Oh wait, I did. So I can totally understand what you're feeling Annie. Giggled at the aunt/uncle comment you just snuck in there :lol: ;)

Glad you had a good trip Ceejay. It's nice to get some new clothese.

The days are getting shorter, grayer and I'm getting sleepier. Except when my head hits the pillow and then I toss and turn for what seems to be too long until I fall asleep. I feel out of sync.

Yay Shad - loo almost finished - been a long time coming :yay: Bet it looks pretty.

Good morning Mel - hope everyone hung in there with the elevator breakdown - I can see how that would get everyone upset being on technical "lockdown".

Hey Michelle - what's this bragging about the Packers? Boo Hiss :rofl:

Book club spreads can be caloric nightmares Laura. When I was in a group we at one point decided except for our December meeting, we would keep things simple like bruschetta, chips and salsa or grapes and cheese chunks. Also less fuss for the hostess.

:wave: Patty

That's about it for me. Sorry to be quick but it's probably going to be another intense week on the job (only 1 more month until vacation...) so I'd better get going.

happy2bme
09-14-2009, 09:44 AM
Wow Michelle - you are doing GREAT with the steps! That's a pretty intense committment. Sorry to hear the meds are giving you the crazy munchies - hope that doesn't last too long. Good for you for planning ahead with the veggies. :hug:

diyana
09-14-2009, 09:54 AM
Happy - I hope you get a little relief at work so maybe your nights can be relaxing this week. Sorry about bragging about the Packers win. It was a close game...way too close for my liking. Scary close. As for planning ahead with the crazy munchies...I was pretty much out of control on Friday night and Saturday until I got to the store. Luckily, I don't keep too much junk in the house....But it was like I would just finish eating one thing and in a few minutes, I'd be fixing something else. Stupid Prednisone! It can really mess with a person (or at least with me). Hopefully, I'll just need this one course, which will be done after tomorrow. :crossed:

diyana
09-14-2009, 09:58 AM
Annie - I just got an email that contained instructions on two exercises that relieve shoulder tension. Here you go: http://www.practicalyoga.tv/showcontent.asp?contentID=72086373

ceejay52
09-14-2009, 11:15 AM
morning every one
back at work this morning and it's raining.

Week end went by to fast. I did get to go shopping Saturday in Jonesboro, AR at JCPenny's. Bought 2 top's by Alfred Dunner and a pair of those new Sketcher shoe's they are advertising on t.v. They felt good on but did no wear them today.

More later.

diyana
09-14-2009, 11:55 AM
Ceejay - please let us know how you like the Skechers shoes. They look really cool. I'm curious to know if they really work your legs as advertised.

happy2bme
09-14-2009, 02:22 PM
I bought a pair of MBTs earlier this year - DH got a pair also. I saw the Sketchers but honestly I have never had a pair of Sketchers that fit me comfortably (and I have tried on many, many pairs) - so I didn't even try them. Both DH and I like the MBTs so far. His is an oxford leather than he can wear with jeans or Dockers. I am jealous. I first ordered a pair of Mary Janes from Zappos but the top rubbed uncomfortably against my instep. I found a local store that carried them and DH and I went shopping. We happened to hit in between seasons so there was not a big range in choice. I settled on a cute brown canvas lace up pair. It's great for jeans but unfortunately I can't wear them to work so my use is limited to the weekends. I did find that the leather shoes - even the open Mary Janes got very warm after a short wearing - that's another reason I went with the canvas ones. I also felt that different styles fit differently and I did not wear the same size consistently so that makes shopping online kind of a hassle unless you go to a store, find a style you like and stick with re-orders online. The shoes are a bit heavy and it doesn't take long to get used to the rolling motion. I find it kind of like walking on springs - makes you sort of want to actually jog - :lol: I would not drive with them on - soles too thick. I also would not walk on uneven surfaces as in grassy lots - ok to wear on paved walking paths but I myself would not wear them on gravel or grassy areas because of the slight instability that is part of the design. I wear mine on the weekend because (once I get up from the computer :o ) I am on my feet for most of the day and evening on Saturday and Sunday and my feet used to kill me when I finally sat down or went to bed. Not so with the MBTs. DH needs cushy shoes too and said they also ease the stress on feet and back. Because I pretty much only wear them on the weekend, I can't speak to the toning benefits touted with these shoes. As the weather cools and the bugs calm down and DH and I can go for evening walks, I will wear them more and let you know if I see any muscle benefits.

I guess the Sketchers are much cheaper than the MBTs - given your back issues Michelle - you might want to check them out simply to ease the strain on your back and knees - they are like shock absorbers for the feet.

Laura705
09-14-2009, 02:42 PM
Hello everyone. Back to Monday. What gorgeous weather we're having here! I've been taking dog walks a lot lately just so I can savor this weather. This morning I attended an off-site industry meeting and I'm working the rest of the day from home. I'm out in the 3 season room with windows on 3 sides, looking out into the yard. Not as well-tended as Shad's, to be sure, but green and sunny and pleasant nevertheless. (Trying to ignore the jackhammer sound coming from a block or two away.)

Annie – Oh, I don't envy you on the work front! I sincerely hope you find a way to wind down after your two jobs and get some sleep, otherwise you'll be worn down and sick in no time. How about one of those massaging chairs or chair pads? Compared to the cost of an actual masseuse, it could pay for itself pretty quickly

Ceejay – Nice when you have a successful shopping trip. For people like me who don't do it for pleasure, it's frustrating to not find what you want. Let us know how the Sketchers work for you.

Happy – Sorry you got cheated out of your weekend. Yep, one more month until my vacation too! I like the idea that the MBT's are cushy. Having had some foot problems this year, I'm looking for a cushy shoe!

Mel – Keep holding down the fort (yet again)! Wow, both elevators broke down! Not good for people so dependent on them! Thanks for the link w/ the menus. That's the reality of what it takes.

Michelle – Glad the prednisone is doing the job, but that side affect is the last thing anyone needs. Good job getting those smart snacks. Aargh, don't wanna talk about Sunday's football game!

Shad – Lovely photos! Must be happy to see the end coming on the loo project! Thought of you this weekend when I was cleaning the floor behind the commode, LOL.

I have to exercise more control at the book clubs. One school of thought is to stick w/ the healthy stuff, and there's usually fruit & veggies available (just have to avoid the dip!). The other school of thought is too only eat a bit of the special stuff that you particularly like and ignore the stuff you can get anytime. Unfortunately I don't subscribe to either school – I eat a bit of everything and then some more of the really tasty stuff (everyone brings something). And let's not forget the drinks. I've discovered that I really like Absolut Mandarin Orange vodka mixed w/ pineapple juice. Groan. Would weight management be easier if there was a food meter inside me that tallied my calories throughout the day? Or would I go into shock when I saw how quickly the meter spins, LOL?

diyana
09-14-2009, 03:16 PM
Happy - Thanks for the suggestion and great review of the MBTs. Shock absorbers for the feet sounds great!

Laura - It's gorgeous here too! Warm (low 80s) and sunny! How nice that you can work from home. I love your idea about the internal food meter! Too funny! But that would be helpful.

I just went for a 2 mile walk at lunch which brings my steps for the day to 7400 (so far). I was planning on going to the gym tonight after work, but with it being so nice out, I think I'll go for a walk around the neighborhood instead. That should put me well up over the 10,000 steps mark for the day. No doubt the really cold weather will be here way too soon, I'd better enjoy the 80 degree temps while we have them. It's supposed to cool down to the upper 60s/low 70s by the weekend.

MELODY525
09-14-2009, 04:51 PM
IT'S BEEN A VERY BUSY DAY AND I JUST GOT DONE FROM THIS MORNING. THEY SENT FORMS FOR THE REGULAR FLU SHOT FOR NEXT WEDS AND I FILLED THEM OUT FOR A BUNCH OF PEOPLE TODAY. THIS WAY IT'S DONE. SOMEONE ELSE IS RUNNING THE SHOW BECAUSE I GAVE THEM MY NOTICE A FEW MONTHS AGO. JEN AND I ARE WAITING TILL THE CROWD DISPERSES AND THEN GOING TO GET OURS. I JUST READ EVERYONE'S POST AND PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR NOT DOING PERSONALS. JUST BEAT AND BLIND! :rofl: SENDING LOVE TO EVERYONE :love: AND I THINK MY DAUGHTER LIVES IN SKETCHERS. ARE THEY THE SNEAKER TYPE SHOE WITH THE CRISS-CROSS STRAPS?
HAVE A GREAT NIGHT. TOMORROW IS FOOD SHOPPING. SEE YOU AFTER THAT. :moped:

Shad
09-14-2009, 07:02 PM
Morning all,
Let's get the bad news out of the way first. No I did not get the job. Apparently I was not a good team fit! WTF. The recruiter was going to get more info, but I doubt I will hear from him again. It almost seems as if someone out there is gunning for me with these interviews and maybe they are after the last job in Sydney. But something will come up, probably when I don't want it to - that's life.

Other than that, I get to go back to the hearing place today to pick up my right aid and get the other adjusted as necessary. I have a few questions and niggles. The DS2 keeps telling me it is turned up too far because I keep asking him to tone it down - he's too loud.

Michelle - good to hear that the prednisone is almost done. I know my friend Chris used to get very anti on it and she was always looking for food. We used to go through various countries, eating our way around the world.
Well done on the 10000 steps. It's around 10k from what I can gather.

Laura - walking th dogs is good exercise, particularly if you can throw sticks or balls for them at the same time. All that bending, tugging and throwing. Good to be able to work from home.

Patty - hope you have settled into the office now.

Ceejay - The new clothes sound nice - don't think we have Sketchers over here. If we do, I haven't seen them and I am big on comfortable shoes so I think I would have seen or read about them.

Happy - are you going on vacation again??? Oh that's right you said something a while back about going back to the yurts area. It's nice to think that the loo will be done by next weekend. I have some painting left to do and decorating. I have a glass jellyfish picture that I got while in Monterey with Carla a couple of years back. That will fit in there, also I want to put in a glass shelf and a basket for the spare rolls and maybe a magazine rack for those that like to linger!!! :rofl:
Are the hummingbirds still swarming?

Mel - sorry to hear the peepers are not performing as well as the skin is Go for it maintenance lady. Adding elevators to the equation now are we? Are well I guess they are not being serviced regularly (or are they) and therefore hot spots and potential problems are not observed. Things we do to save a $.

Annie - reckon you deserve a massage and pamper after the hours you are pulling. Our taxes are so high these days that it is not worth getting a second job - wear yourself out and pay more out in taxes is not conduicive to getting ahead. We used to do it but no longer.

Okay - I am off to do some more gardening and more cleaning - trying to clear the mess DS2 is making with his electrical project. My goal for the day is to get at least two things permanently off my list.

happy2bme
09-15-2009, 09:25 AM
Good morning chicks,

Yesterday was another awful day at work. This project is cursed, I swear. Can't wait until it's over and I'm just on the fringes of it.

Shad - I do hope you have not been blacklisted amongst the tongue waggers. Then again, it's it like here over there, the world does not make sense any more. I'm pulling for you - as you say, something will come along. The jellyfish pic sounds perfect for the loo. And yes, the hummingbirds are in full swarm - it's dangerous to walk in the back yard - the autoban of the hummingbird world. Neat to watch and we placed one feeder right outside the big kitchen window so now I can see them up close.

Mel - DH was cleaning the pool yesterday and a little froggy was in there. Not a toad but a real swimmer. He got sucked into the skimmer, DH rescued him and he jumped right back in the pool again, sucked in skimmer, remove and repeat. He said he was have a gay old time swimming. I said too bad you could not get a picture for Mel. So I guess you have a buddy waiting on you Missy. :D And yes, sounds like Jen wears the Sketchers. They look cute, just not enough support for me.

Michelle - you are going fabulous on the stepping out. Go girl :carrot: It's getting darker and cooler here too - I noticed it's dropping to the low 60's at night. It's a sort of a gradual step down but it's happening.

Laura - the 3 season room sounds so nice - all the greatness of being outdoors but without the bugs. The drink sounds delicious but sweet - of course I should talk as I like amaretto and orange juice or lemonade :lol: Used to drink white zinfandel but I'm the only one who drinks wine and can't finish off a whole bottle by myself, so if I have a drink it's usually one mixed drink. Got a great recipe for a slushy amaretto punch too that is yum yum for summer.

Good morning Annie - did you find the energy to get up this morning or are you hugging the pillow? Hope you get a pick me up latte today.

Gotta run now - have a good Tuesday ladies - I won't - still working on that infernal presentation :lol:

happy2bme
09-15-2009, 09:28 AM
oh and I was sad to see last night that Patrick Swazey lost his battle with cancer. :cry: I knew it did not look good for him. He is on my short list of admirable famous people. I always thought he was a class act and just a hunk of total foxiness... Tip my hat to you sir.

MELODY525
09-15-2009, 09:39 AM
SHAD~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE JOB. ARE YOU BECOMING FAMOUS AND SOMEONE IS TRYING TO BECOME #1 IN YOUR PLACE? MAYBE THE TFG! I CAN NEVER GET THAT MAN OUT OF MY MIND :rofl: HOPE SOMETHING GOOD COMES YOUR WAY :hug: JEN & RICHIE ARE LOUD ENOUGH WITHOUT AN AID!!!

HAPPY~ THE FROG STORY IS TOOOO FUNNY!!! WHO WON IN THE END? THE FROG OR DH???:lol3: :lol3: OMG!!
HOPE THIS PROJECT GOES EASIER AS THE DAYS GO MBY. GUESS THAT'S A BIT OPTIMISTIC ON MY PART!! BUT WILL WISH FOR IT ANYWAY. SENDING A HUG TO GET YOU THRU TO THE END :hug:

:cifdate: JOHN HAD TO CALL THE ELEVATOR MAN BACK AGAIN. I FOUND THE DOOR STILL GIVING PROBLEMS THE NIGHT BEFORE. SEEMS BETTER THIS MORNING. THE PROB WITH THE 2 OF THEM IS THAT THEY ARE 25 YRS OLD AND USED 24/7. THIS PLACE IS MORE LIKE A HOSPITAL IN USAGE AND DAMAGE THAN AN APARTMENT BLDG. WE GET SERVICED AND INSPECTED CONSTANTLY. THEY GET DAMAGED WITH WHEELCHAIRS, WALKERS AND MOVING MEN. I ALWAYS THOUGHT WE SHOULD HAVE A HEAVIER DUTY ELEVATORs. BUT......:faint:
ANYWAY.....JEN IS GOING TO THE STORE TOMORROW AND TAKING MY LIST WITH HER. IT'S TINY. SO I AM TAKING A DAY OF REST TODAY. SUPPOSED TO WARM UP LATER ON TO THE 80'S. :sunny:
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY :moped:

MELODY525
09-15-2009, 09:46 AM
HAPPY...I JUST SAW THAT HE DIED ON THE AOL NEWS PAGE. WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE HIM ON FILM. SHAME TO SEE HIM GO AND HE WAS SO YOUNG YET. :cry:

diyana
09-15-2009, 11:39 AM
Happy Tuesday ladies -

I managed to walk about 12,000 steps yesterday (which is nearly 5 miles based on my stride length), about an hour of which was in the cardio/fat burning zone. :) Even though I have a sedentary job, the building I work in is quite large so it takes nearly 250 steps round trip to go to the loo, about 700 or 800 to go to the cafeteria to get more water or coffee, and if you walk around the entire complex of office buildings of which one building is my company, that's roughly 2 miles. We've had lovely weather...which has made it nice to go out for a walk at lunch and then take another walk after I get home from work.

Yesterday was a stressful day. The details are too long and complicated to get into, but my 25 year old nephew is being a closed-minded idiot, and there's no opening his mind - believe me, I've tried. I'm ticked off that after all the family has done for him, he's essentially cutting off contact with a family member because she's having sex and not married. This person is my step-mother (his step-grandmother) and she's been in a relationship with a very nice man for over 4 years (since two years after my dad passed away). It's not that my nephew can't accept that she's with someone other than his late grandfather...it's the sex outside of marriage. And as my stepmother told me...it's not like they're having wild sex....at their age (late 70s/early 80s) it's more about companionship. I told her it's none of his business what she does. The rest of the family is so glad that she's met this man who cares very much about her and makes her so happy. Arrrgh. The "kid" just needs to wake up, smell the coffee and get a dose of what reality is. He lives in his own little world with his strict moral standards and he cuts off anyone who doesn't agree. I mean, it's not like this is a new relationship. My step-mom has been with this man for over 4 years. And my nephew didn't mind it enough to NOT accept her gifts or her checks. Sheesh! What a closed minded jackass. Anyway, thanks for letting me vent.

I've just gotta accept that he is how he is, move on and not stress about it. It does no good. I'm not going to focus on what frustrates me....I'm going to focus on all that I enjoy and all the positive people/relationships/aspects in my life and how fortunate I am. :)

Mel - I'm scheduled to get my seasonal flu shot on 10/5. They are giving the shots here at work, which is nice. I talked to my doctor about the H1N1 and despite my tendency toward bronchitis and pneumonia, he says I don't need to get the H1N1 vaccine, which is good. I'm so glad to hear you're going to have a restful, relaxing day. You rest those peepers now, young lady! :rollpin:

Shad - So sorry to hear you didn't get the job. I hope that no one is gunning for you. That would suck. At least you get to work on your home renovations. Your ideas for decorating the loo sound lovely! Did you get the glass jellyfish picture in Monterey, California (or another Monterey)? Monterey, CA is so lovely, as is Carmel - which is near there.

Happy - I hope you have a better day at work today. :hug: Are you seeing the light at the end of the project tunnel? Or is it a freight train? How cool that you have so many hummingbirds! We see one or two occasionally at our feeders. Loved the story about DH continually rescuing the froggy! I was also sad to hear about Patrick Swayze. He was so young. You're right...he was a class act and a total hunk!

Annie - I'm sure your exhausted after all your long hours at CVS. Take care of yourself, girlfriend.

Well, I'd better get back to work!

A big :wave: to Ceejay, Laura and everyone!

Lots of love and hugs to all,

annie175
09-15-2009, 12:12 PM
Ok Scooby Doo's........I made it back here at least.

I think my headaches are stress related. Finances and lack of sleep. I wonder if my subconscience mind is stressing about everything and not telling me, therefore I cannot sleep, cause I really am not thinking about anything when I cannot sleep other than the fact I cannot sleep.

I learned how to shut down the photo area last night at CVS. Now they need to write it all down as a procedure cause there is no way I am going to remember all that in this clogged up head.

Well to make matters worse for T. They are stepping up production at his work and starting a third shift 10 pm to 7 am. THey do not have a maintenance supervisor for that shift so he has to go to 3rds. Heck we will never see each other. My two jobs and him on 3rds. Yikes. He may have to work mandatory OT on Saturday and will therefore miss the wedding in St. Louis with me. I am a bit upset about that.

Chelle...wtg on the 12,000 steps, I have to bust my arse to get to 7,000 steps a day. You really poured it on. You can add me to your nephew's sinners list cause I am not planning on getting married anytime soon and danged if I am living without sex. Thanks for the website on stretches, I will check it out here shortly.

Shad...so sorry you didn't get the job. But you know the ole saying, when God closes doors he opens windows or something like that. Reasons for everything. Blah blah blah. Anyway, we all know a better position will come your way.

Happy...way too much work and not enough play for you sista. I those dreaded cursed projects that keep haunting us are miserable.

Laura...the massage chair/pad sounds wonderful, however I have to be home to use it and I am rarely there.

MEL...when you get your flu shot, get it in your hip/arse, it takes better there. Hope the eyes get better for good. That is crazy...

Sad about Patrick Swayze, yes, I heard it at CVS last night. I just loved him and the movie Ghost is one of my favs. He will certainly be missed by me.

Eyelids keep wanting to close, wish I could give into them.

Have a terrific Tuesday all.

Love and hugs,

Think I am going to treat this tortured body and aching head to a grilled chicken ceasar salad from McDonalds today.

diyana
09-15-2009, 12:21 PM
Annie - With your walking stride, I'll bet that 7,000 steps a day takes you a lot farther than my 12,000 steps! Sorry to hear about your stress-related headaches, and that you're so tired your eyelids want to close. Don't go fallin' asleep at work, okay? Bummer that T's work hours are changing. That sucks. As for my nephew's sinners list...he also believes that according to the Bible people should only have sex for the purpose of procreation. So, with that logic, since DH and I don't want kids...we should never have sex. He's one crazy kid that really has no clue. I'll bet if he talked to the folks at his church...he'd find out they may not have had premarital sex, but I'm sure they have sex more than just for procreation. The boy's just not right. :dunno:

annie175
09-15-2009, 02:19 PM
Chelle...My SIL says my brother only had sex for procreation, as it hasn't happened since the kids were born. LOL They have been married for 33 years and their youngest is 27. ba hahaha.

This is blow your mind...my boss just gave me a 100.00 gift certificate for Woodhouse Spa. I have already scheduled a head, neck, shoulder and back massage for this Friday at noon. I am on vacation Thurs & Fri from Humana and work Thur night at CVS and off til Monday night.

Check out the spa place

www.woodhousespas.com (http://www.woodhousespas.com)

ceejay52
09-15-2009, 02:20 PM
Michelle
You've talked me into getting another pedometer again. As much going up and down the stairs as I do, you'd think I'd be in excellent shape and I have a short stride.

Annie
Absense (sp) makes the heart grow fonder. That will be true with T. How are you holding up working two jobs? I feel for you just take care of yourself.

Happy
Cute story about the little frog.

More later. Time sp[ent on the computer at work comes to an end.

How is ever one doing with their challenge?

diyana
09-15-2009, 02:31 PM
Annie - Too funny about your bro and SIL! How nice of your boss to give you a spa gift cert!! That spa looks wonderful! I'm sure your neck and shoulders must be relaxing at the very thought. Sounds like you have a fabulous weekend planned! Good for you, girlfriend! You more than deserve it! :hug:

Ceejay - I'm really glad I have this pedometer. I just got back from my lunch time walk and I've logged about 7200 steps today. A few more trips for water and to the loo, and a walk or gym trip after work, and I'll be all set! :) As for my weight loss challenge...that's going slower than I'd like. I'm hoping to see some lower numbers on the scale at weigh in this Thursday. How are you doing?

Laura705
09-15-2009, 09:11 PM
Just a quick drive by for now. Off to the movies tonight - we're seeing The Time Traveler's Wife, now that we're done reading it and have had our book club discussion.

Off I go!

Shad
09-16-2009, 01:40 AM
Better get on with this instead of procrastinating as I have been doing all day. Feeling somewhat antsy today, don't know why. Just need to get my mojo together and go do something. Since it is too hot to do things outside, inside will be necessary.

Laura - I heard about this movie. I might go and see it myself. Trouble is when I go to the movies, I tend to go to sleep when the lights go out.

Happy - gotta love the determination of the frog. Never ever give up. Sure he is not a cat in disguise (2 of the nine lives down). Hope the project either picks up or gets finished. So tired of hearing about bad projects.

Mel - it seems that when the elevators or escalators decide to go wrong, there is little to do to fix them. It just seems to go on and on and on. Then all of a sudden something goes right. Murphy's law is alive and well in every mechanical gadget I know of.

Michelle - Well done on the stepping. That's a lot of steps. You go girl. As for the wonderful (NOT) nephew, you can't help those that don't want to be helped. Next time he starts his ranting and raving, you might like to tell him that the hate headache will probably disappear when he gets laid. Maybe a quick marriage to someone blind, deaf and oversexed might do something for him. If I was the step-grandmother, there would be no more cheques or pressies until he could show some respect. Okay - off the :soap:
Yes I did get the jellyfish in Monterey CA. Carla, who used to be on this thread, took me down through the Big Sur and we went as far as Monterey and it's Aquarium - loved the aquarium. I think Carla go one of the jellyfish too. Mines a sort of sea green/ aquamarine shade and will go quite well I think. We went to Carmel, but I sort of thought it was a bit artificial somehow. Don't get me wrong I did enjoy the village. Just a bit staged.

Annie - so pleased to here about the pamper voucher. You sure do deserve that one. Does your boss know about your moonlighting job. Hope you can find some time around the big T's new job posting. I'm sure you will come up with something novel. How does this work with his family?

Ceejay - I thought I might have a good loss to come up with this week, but I generally to blow it during the weekend and early week. Hopefully there will be a loss. My Thursday is tomorrow - one more sleep.

Okay - I feel a bit more relaxed now. I'd best be off and about my business.

diyana
09-16-2009, 08:44 AM
Happy Hump Day everyone!

Laura - I hope you had a great time at the movie. Please tell us how it was...without giving anything away of course.

Shad - I understand the antsy and annoyed feeling. I get that from time to time, especially while on Prednisone, but at other times too. Walking or other form of exercise (even cleaning) helps me to work those feelings out. Yes, I remember Carla. Big Sur and Monterey are beautiful. And you're right...Carmel is a bit staged. A nice village and lovely scenery, but a bit hoity-toity (uppercrust) for my taste. I do miss the California coastline, and my DH and I went to the Monterey aquarium a few times before we moved. The jellyfish picture does sound lovely. I nearly fell out of my chair when you mentioned the cure for my nephew's hate headache! That's a good one! And yes, my nephew will NOT be receiving anything more from his step-grandmother, not until he can show some respect. In fact, he told her not to call him, because he'd hang up on her. She said, you don't have to worry about that because THAT's not going to happen. All this because she's in a relationship with someone who makes her very happy and with whom she enjoys life! My nephew is such a rude, disrespectful, closed minded jackass!

I guess I'm the first one from the States here today...so I'll have to wait and see what's new with all y'all.

Here's to a wonderful day for all of us.

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
09-16-2009, 09:39 AM
Good morning ladies,

I'm off to the dentist this morning. I forgot about it so I'm rushing to get ready. Just popped in while I was sucking down a fast coffee.

Will try and get back on at lunch for proper hellos. Till then hold the fort down please. :D

MELODY525
09-16-2009, 11:47 AM
MICHELLE~ SORRY YOU HAVING A TOUGH TIME WITH THE "KID". ONE DAY HE'LL NEED MORE MONEY AND BE FRIENDLY :rofl: IF HE IS SO MORAL...REMIND HIM THAT "HE WHO IS WOTHOUT SIN SHALL CAST THE FIRST STONE" ....OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. CONGRATS ON THE CHALLENGE OF THE STEPS AND ALL YOUR STEPPING!!! WAY TO GO GIRL!!

ANNIE~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE WEDDING DATE AND THE 3RDS. WHAT A YEAR THIS IS TURNING OUT TO BE :rollpin: HOPE YOU GET SOME SLEEP AND REST UP!! THEY DON'T GOIVE BUTT SHOTS HERE :rofl: ENJOY THE SPA!!!

:wave: WAVING HELLO TO JEANETTE WHO RAN OUT OF COMPUTER TIME :rofl:

LAURA.....HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE BOOK AND THE MOVIE...I'LL EXPECT A REVIEW BY THE END OF THE WEEK :rofl:

SHAD~ SORRY TO HEAR YOU ARE ANTSY!!! I CAN FIND YOU LOTS TO DO HERE INSIDE WITH THE A/C TO KEEP YOU COOL!!! I JUST FOUND THIS IN MY E-MAIL:
Sunday 4 October 2009.

A celebration of togetherness and abundance, the Mooncake Festival features Asian street food, handicraft, an extensive entertainment program, cooking demonstrations and activities for the kids!

Entry is free! This is one event for the WHOLE family!

Mooncake Festival at Queen Victoria Market
MJAYBE YOU CAN GO THERE AND TELL US ALL ABOUT THE MOON CAKE FESTIVAL. A WOMAN I KNOW FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE IS LIVING IN CHINA. THIS IS ONE FESTIVAL SHE REALLY LIKES....OR MAYBE IT'S JUST THE MOONCAKES!!! :hun:

HAPPY~ WE'RE SAVING YOUR SEAT UNTIL YOU RETURN FROM THE DENTIST!!

:cofdate: WELL....BOTH ELEVATORS BROKE DOWN AT THE SAME TIME WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS. TOO LONG A STORY TO TELL..BUT SOMEHOW ONE ELEVATOR CAME TO ME AND I WENT DOWNSTAIRS. LOADED THE SENIORS ON AND SENT THEM UPSTAIRS IN 2 TRIPS. THEN I GOT MY OWN BUTT BACK UPSTAIRS AND WAITED FOR THE REPAIRMAN. THIS GUY WAS NOT ONLY A HUNK...AND I DO MEAN HUMK...BUT HE ALSO LKNEW HIS STUFF WITH THE ELEVATORS. HE FOUND ONE PROBLEM EVEN BEFORE HE GOT STARTED WHILE WE WERE STILL TALKING. THANK GOD THIS GUY WAS ON CALL AND I GAVE HIS BOSS AN EAR FULL OF KUDOS THIS MORNING. ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL LAST NIGHT ENDED ABOUT 10 PM AND I JUST FINISHED DOWNSTAIRS TODAY. LET US HOPE THEY STAY FIXED THIS TIME ROUND.
GONNA GET ME SOMETHING TO EAT AND MAYBE EVEN WARM JAMMIES. IT'S THAT KIND OF COLD DREARY DARK DAY.
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped:

annie175
09-16-2009, 02:21 PM
SHeesh what a day. Can only tell which end is up by the smell. lol

Got the danged headache again today. Throbbing kind. Don't feel much like working.

Laura...let me know if the movie is any good, when I get a spare minute, haha, I might go.

Chelle...I only made it to 5600 steps yesterday. Just wasn't with the program. The nights I work at CVS, I rack up the steps real easy.

Ceejay...Hidee ho

MEL...you are supposed to take pix of hunks and post them here so we can enjoy also. Should of told him you had an elavator problem up in your apartment. haha

Shad...hmmmmm, antsy...probably should just go outside and run around your house a few times.

It is lookin like I need a nap under my desk today. Head aching, eyes tired, Yikes I look scarey too! Probably won't be back on til Monday as I will be on vacation Th-Sun. St. Louis bound and wedding time.

Much love and hugs,

diyana
09-16-2009, 03:25 PM
Mel - I haven't been able to do as much stepping today...but I'm still hoping to get the 10,000 in. What a pain that BOTH elevators broke down at the same time! Good thing they have you to take care of all the seniors! You really should've taken a photo of the hunky repairman. Nice that he was not only eye candy, but knowledgeable too!

Annie - Sorry to hear you're having that kind of day, and have a throbbing headache to boot! Do you have to work tonight? I hope not for your sake. We'll miss you while you're in St. Louis, but wishing you safe travels and hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

Laura705
09-16-2009, 04:00 PM
Annie – Ooh, a spa certificate – absolutely what you need right now! How awful about T going to night shift. You're really going to have to work hard to fit your schedules together. Enjoy the wedding this weekend - you deserve some fun and relaxation!

Ceejay – I'm having an awful week with the challenge and expect to be up two pounds. Sigh. I'm disgusted with being so weak-willed and stubborn as far as eating the right things.

Happy – Very cute about the frog. Hope your week is going well.

Mel – good to hear those elevators are always inspected. A newspaper in our town reported that a shortage of inspectors resulted in a backlog of necessary inspections. Scary. I'm thankful to work in a good building where they keep everything in excellent repair. Sounds like with those kudos you're angling to get the same hunky elevator guy back the inevitable next time, LOL! Have the camera ready! :drool:

Michelle – Good job with all the steps! I need to dig out my pedometer and get an idea of how many steps I average in a day. Sorry your nephew has such a narrow-mind. He will hopefully discover that those kinds of views will be very isolating for him and become more tolerant. Your poor step-mom.

Patty - :wave:

Shad – I totally get the lights out, fall asleep syndrome. But generally not when I'm sitting upright. But as soon as I recline our sofa (one recliner at each end), forget it – I'm out. :yawn:

The movie Time Traveler's Wife was okay, entertaining enough. Eric Bana is the male lead, but for some reason he doesn't do much for me. Looks okay without his clothes though! I don't think it's giving to much away to say that when the guy time travels, his clothes get left behind and when he arrives at his destination he's buck nekked! In comparisons of a movie and the book, the movie rarely wins. But the movie was okay, although I might have been confused if I hadn't read the book first. It was sad at the end and many of my book club buddies were sniffling at that point.

I'm doing poorly with my goals this week. :cry: I did, however, get a call from my health insurance company and I'm now on a lifestyle management program for weight loss and I'll have a "coach" contacting me at regular intervals. Right now my goals are to exercise 3x/week, 30 min. each time. I also need to make my annual gyn & mammo appts. Good goals to start with. Tonight I will either take a dog walk or go to the gym.

Boss is out the rest of the week and I don't have anything urgent at the moment. Nice and quiet, but too easy to slack off a bit. Instead I need to get my desk cleared. I went to colleague's cube today about a software matter and I was amazed at how spacious his cube was. Same size as mine, but not packed with files! Good motivator to see how nice it could be!


Bye for now!

Shad
09-16-2009, 06:46 PM
Morning all,

Going to get this posted before I get down to work today. It's another beautiful day down here in the great south-east. Didn't get a lot done yesterday but there you go, another day wasted.

Weigh in this morning and I am down to 80.6 - loss of .5kg or about a 1lb. I'll take it. So my challenge is still moving along. Only got - how many weeks now to whenever Annies challenge finishes. I guess I should change the ticker.

Happy - much fun at the dentist today as you can manage. I don't envy you that one. My dentist was asking how my teeth felt and I told him that the back bottom right one was causing me some grief - as in it hurt from time to time and he asked if I knew why this was. I muttered about old age. He just laughed. It's not funny!

Mel - The mooncake festival was on last time I was in Singapore on my way home from Jakarta. I tried one of the mooncakes, but I'm really not into Asian sweet stuff. It's enough to set my teeth on edge.
Ummm the elevator guy -MMMMMMMMnnnnnnmmmmmm. Sounds like you found the sort of eye candy that I saw on my daily run some time back. Doesn't it do the old heart good. Bet you got a 'lift' out of that.

Michelle - hope you got the required steps in today. Family is always family. We might disagree, argue, fight, sulk, make up and get over it. But there is always one that does not fit.

Laura - okay, so I have to read the book before I go to see the movie. Another thing to put on my list.

Annie - are you out enjoying the spa?? Oh no she is asleep under the desk. Hope it is only a power nap!

Right - I am off to see what I have to do today. Time to finish the coffee, annoy the cat and just get on with it. I have the energy today to get on with it, so I will. See ya

ceejay52
09-16-2009, 11:29 PM
The boss has been in one of his bad moods today and guess who gets the brink of it. His mood has rubbed off on me. He's been nit picking at me all day. I was so ready for 4 p.m. today to have some peace and quiet. Ugh. Thank the Lord I don't have to work tomorrow. He's not like this the whole time. I couldn't work here if he were. He apologized this afternoon, but that didn't calm my nerves. I'm taking a whole xanax tonight. I'm really wishing for a punching bag.

Annie
I'm jealous of your spa day. If I lived closer I'd go with you. Have a safe trip.

Mel
Is keeping that hunk for herself. Glad the elevators are fixed and you can get some rest.

Happy
Are you having your teeth cleaned? That's not to bad for me. My dentist has a good hygenist. Have you rented a row boat yet? Looks like Memphis has been getting bombarded with rain.

Shad
Congrat's on the weight loss. I'd take any thing this week and to top that I've eaten take out food that has a lot of sodium. Not good for a weigh in. The gym has also been closed due to renovations. I'm hoping they get some new equipment.

Laura,
That's great that your health insurance would provide help with getting healthy. I need to look into this with my insurance. At one time it would pay for visit's to Weight Watchers.

Michelle
I'm going tomorrow to get my new pedometer. You and Annie are doing great.

happy2bme
09-17-2009, 01:16 AM
Just reading your posts. It's been another long day at work. Too tired to comment. The good news is that this presentation is next week so I know there is at least an end to things. Eventually. Please God. :lol:

diyana
09-17-2009, 08:59 AM
Quite a bit of stress yesterday morning...DH found out that his PayPal account got hacked and there were over $3,500 in unauthorized transfers that caused our checking account to be SIGNIFICANTLY overdrawn. Luckily, we had no outstanding checks or autopayments and because it was fraud our bank is going to waive any fees. DH was on the phone with PayPal all morning, but finally got it worked out and by last night, most of the money was already returned to our checking account, and the rest should be returned today. Phew!!

I immediately went and changed all my internet passwords (starting with PayPal of course) to more difficult passwords.

Despite that, I had a good food and exercise day yesterday. I was feeling pretty frustrated that the scale isn't being kind...we'll see what the WW scale shows later today. I was reading posts from the 100-lb club about the workout regimens of some of those women who have been very successful in their weight loss. So I decided to step it up a notch last night so that I can get out of the 220s. I did an hour of cardio, followed by about 10 minutes of abs. Tonight I'll be going to the gym for at least 1/2 hour to 45 minutes of cardio followed by my favorite 1/2 hour strength training class.

I got the audio book of "You On a Diet" from the library and I just started listening to it this morning on the way to work. So far, it's got a nice perspective and those docs have a sense of humor and really use some funny analogies.

Happy - I hope the dentist appt went well. Are you giving the presentation or preparing it for someone else? Either way, I'm glad there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck! I hope you have a relaxing, restful weekend planned. You really deserve it. :hug:

Laura - How great that your insurance is offering a lifestyle management program and a coach! That's awesome! Hope you enjoy the rest of your boss-free week!

Shad - You're doing so great on the challenge! :bravo: As for my steps yesterday....I didn't get as many steps done during the day...but my hour long cardio workout at the gym more than made up for it. I'm still getting over 10K steps a day - just gotta keep this up for 6 weeks (at least). Hope you got to annoy the cat and get the other stuff you wanted done.

Ceejay - Sorry to hear that the boss was being nit-picky, but at least he apologized. But I'm glad you're off work today so you can rest and relax. My insurance doesn't pay for Weight Watchers, but my Flexible Spending pre-tax dollars will since I have a prescription from the doc that he wants me to do WW for the treatment of (not prevention - this is key) high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, back pain, pre-diabetes, etc. It's nice to be able to use Flex Spending dollars for WW!

Well, I'm outta here for now...lots to get done today!

Love and big hugs,

MELODY525
09-17-2009, 09:52 AM
LAST NIGHT I WAS SICK AS A DOG AND FOR A FEW HOURS I THOUGHT I HAD THE FLU. I DON'T THINK GOD EVER HEARD SO MUCH FROM ME IN ONE NIGHT. STOMACH IS A BIT QUEASY THIS MORNING BUT I FEEL BETTER. NOT DOING ANYTHING TODAY AT ALL :beach: THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF IS I HAD A "SOFT-CANNED" SHELF STABLE LASAGNA FROM TRADER JOES. SIMILAR TO NUTRISYSTEM. THEY WERE TEST DRIVING THAT PRODUCT TO SEE IF CUSTOMERS LIKED IT....GUESS I WON'T BE BUYING ANY MORE OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:

MICHELLE~ THINK OF ALL THE STEPS YOU COULD HAVE HAD OVER HERE AT MY PLACE. 8 FLOORS RUNNING UP AND DOWN! I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT PAYPAL. :yikes: THESE HACKERS SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL FOR LIFE WHEN THEY ARE CAUGHT FOR ALL THE PANIC THEY CAUSE IN PEOPLE. DANG. HOPE ALL THE MONEY IS BACK NOW :hug:

JEANETTE~ HOPE THE BOSS IS IN A BETTER MOOD WHEN YOU GO BACK. SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF THAT GOING ON LATELY. PEOPLE'S NERVES ARE FRAYING ALL OVER THE PLACE. HANG ON TO YOURS!! :hug:

LAURA~ NICE TO GET THAT KIND OF SERVICE WITH THE HEALTH COMPANY. HOPE IT HELPS WITH YOUR EXERCISE GOALS ETC. GOOD LUCK. ERIC BANA DOESN'T REALLY DO ANYTHING FOR ME EITHER. SAW HIM IN "THE OTHER BOLELYN GIRL" AND I WASN'T IMPRESSED BUT HE'S GOOD AT WHAT HE DOES. LOL

SHAD~ SEND SOME OF THAT ENERGY OVER THIS WAY PLEASE! AND SOME SUN WHILE YOU ARE AT IT!! I FORGOT ABOUT THE FELLOW JOGGER. NEXT TIME YOU RUN TAKE A ROPE WITH YOU....DON'T LET HIM GET AWAY. :lol3:

MELODY525
09-17-2009, 09:53 AM
HAPPY~ SENDING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR A HAPPY ENDING TO THE PRESENTATION FOR NEXT WEEK. HANG IN THERE :yoga:

MELODY525
09-17-2009, 09:55 AM
my challenge:
188.5 +1
exercise 4/7 days
food choices could have been better
and water wasn't up to par.
all in all it could have been a better week :CRY:

diyana
09-17-2009, 10:08 AM
Mel - As for 8 flights of stairs...I don't do stairs that well...just two flights here are work has me sucking wind so bad I worry my co-workers. Luckily, I know my asthma limits, and I can do 2 flights...because I know that the breathing hard will ease up in a few minutes. :)

diyana
09-17-2009, 12:15 PM
Hi Ladies -

I just found this website...you may already know about it...but I figured I'd share it just in case:

http://www.realage.com/recipefinder/

It even has a section called Quick and Easy - a must for me since I don't like to cook. :lol:

Laura705
09-17-2009, 12:23 PM
Annie - must be off to St. Louis for the wedding!

Ceejay - Glad the boss realizes his behavior and apologizes for it. We have to be mindful that it could be worse! Enjoy your day off. :)

Happy - Good luck with the presentation, and I hope your stressful week becomes less stressful very soon.

Mel - So sorry you're sick! I hope whatever it was clears out and you feel better soon. Forgot to mention that I'm also getting a flu shot - through work early next month, but it's not the H1N1 shot. I agree, Eric Bana's a good actor, but he just doesn't have the same quality that, say, George Clooney, does. The Biography channel had a bio show on him last night that I caught the end of (while doing some pushups in front of the tv), and it must have been a sexy men theme that night, because right after that was a bio about Daniel Craig. Deep breath. I like him.

Michelle - Sorry (and scary) to hear your paypal account was hacked! I'm glad you got it resolved with them and the bank so quickly. Great job on the exercise. Dang, I meant to dig up my pedometer this morning. Never enough time in the mornings.

Shad - I'm sure it instills confidence when the dentist asks you why a tooth hurts. Unless you know you bit into a cherry pit or whatever, what does he expect you to say? Maybe he finds it entertaining to ask.

Okay, the scale was back up to 188 today, so two weeks into this challenge, I've made no progress on loss. Need to step everything up. Other goals haven't gone well either with respect to lunches from home and no purchased snacks. Need to do some real meal planning and grocery shopping for myself. Bf seems to come home with only lunchmeats most of the time, and yesterday was no different. Oh, and he bought some ground beef and fixins for tacos tonight.

Have a good day ladies!

diyana
09-17-2009, 01:24 PM
Laura - I won't know for an hour or so what my official WW weigh in is...but according to my home scale, I haven't made any progress either. Which means to meet my total goal, I'll need to lose 10 lbs in 6 weeks - definitely a lofty goal. At least I'm seeing non-scale victories: pants not as snug, more energy, feel stronger, etc. So we'll see. I know I'm getting a LOT more steps in than I used to thanks to the walking challenge at my work. Hopefully the scale will reflect these non-scale victories today...or at the very least soon. George Clooney - definitely a hunk. I also like Patrick Dempsey. And, this probably sounds weird, but I like Mike Rowe (of Dirty Jobs) and Josh Gates (of Destination Truth) too. They aren't drop dead gorgeous like Clooney or Dempsey...but they both have a great sense of humor. I'm doing more meal planning and I'll be doing some cooking tomorrow night and over the weekend. Gotta make some zero point veggie soup. I need more zero point food snacks and fillers.

ceejay52
09-17-2009, 02:33 PM
No inches lost for me this week but I did lose 1 pound. I'm happy. I really thought that the sodium last night would do me in with the weigh in.

Mel
Ouch on being sick last night. One of my co-workers claimed to be sick Tuesday night but she's always fakeing something. Hope you feel better today. I like your goals.

Michelle
That's a scary thing to have a hacker steel things. Ugh. I need to update my passwords, but then I for get them.

Happy
At least there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Laura,
The added effort will help and maybe with those one on one calls from the insurance company will also.

I woke up around 8.30 a.m. this morning feeling a little groggy. Also had some muscle spasms on my right lower side of my back. It's probably a combination of yesterday's stress. I've found that Myoflex cream and a good message to be very helpful. Today is going to be as easy as possible. I have in mind to clean my bedroom and do laundry but if it doesn't get done so be it. I'm really wanting pizza or fish tonight. I have the do not disturb sign on the door. Some one rang the door bell Tuesday night around 7.45 p.m. but I didn't answer. I'm thinking it was the girls cause the kitchen light was on. When will they ever learn.
I thought my bp would have gone up but when I took it last night it was good 124/77. I was trying to keep my cool yesterday. One time I walked away from him and went to the bathroom and when I came back I didn't say any thing to him for 30 minutes. He hates the silent treatment.

My goals for this week is to
drink more water and cut out some of the dr peppers.(I should cut them out all together) but I need a treat.
exercise 150 minutes for heart health
wear pedometer for 10,000 steps
stay away from fast food.--they are going up in price so that's a good excuse.

diyana
09-17-2009, 03:22 PM
Mel - I sure hope you're feeling better today.

Ceejay - Congrats on the weight loss! You go, girlfriend!! That's too bad about the muscle spasms in your back. That sucks. That's good that at least your BP wasn't negatively affected by the stress of the last few days. I like your goals for the week!

Well, ladies, I had a very pleasant surprise at weigh in today. My home scale this morning said 220...but when I weighed in at lunch time, I was 219.2, so I was down 1.6 pounds, despite the prednisone! :woohoo: I'm in the Two Teens!!! :woohoo: And I have begun to step up (pardon the pun) my exercising...so hopefully this downward trend will continue!

My goals for this week are to:
Journal and stay within points EVEN ON THE WEEKENDS - which is so hard for me
Walk at least 10,000 steps per day
Minimum of 25 crunches per day
Look for and make zero and one point soup recipes.

Shad
09-17-2009, 07:16 PM
Morning all,

It's Friday again. Where do the weeks go? Another day, another list of things to do. I wonder when I will run out of things to do. Can't see it happening for another century or so.

DS2 was supposed to take possession of his new house today but the owners have requested another week. It seems their conscience might be pricking them. There is a lot of cleaning up to do both inside and outside of the house and they haven't bothered too much about it so far.

Todays list is something along the lines of mowing lawns, painting, cleaning and laundry. That's not all, but it will do to be going on with. Last coat of paint on the walls of the loo. 1st coat of trim on the windows. Grouting comes after that, but I think that will be tomorrows job. That breathe easy paint doesn't exactly smell great. Fortunately it doesn't last long either.

Mel - maybe you ought to drop an e-mail to Trader Joes telling them about the effects of the product. If they are trying to make it a shelf item, then they need to know that in some people, the canning method or the pasta is causing problems. You never know, they may refund the price or give you some goodies to compensate. They often do over here. Sometimes expensive stuff too. My MIL had a carving knife which she used constantly. One night the blade snapped off at the hilt of the handle. She wrote to the knife company and sent them the bits (in the UK would you believe. Wouldn't be allowed to happen in todays world) Anyway they sent her a brand new knife with their apologies that her 40 or 50 year old knife suffered metal fatigue. She certainly didn't expect that.

Happy - presentation next week. :woohoo: will be good to get that off your plate. Hope you don't have to work on it over the weekend.

Ceejay - a pound is good. You are at least moving in the right direction.

Michelle - Well done on the weigh in. That's a good loss especially since you were on medication during the week. We will see you in the 190's very shortly. I can feel it.

Laura - unfortunately losing weight requires such dedication. It can't be given up on either especially after you get to the required goal weight. Nope, we are stuck with this for life, so better make the most of it I guess.

Annies off to St Louis or wherever. No doubt we will have a blow by blow description when she gets back on Sunday or whenever. I hope she has lots of fun.

Time to get on with it. I will be catching up during breaks during the day, so have a good one or a good night or a bad night with a good man, or should that be a good night with a bad man. What am I saying. Mel cover your ears! You and I know nothing about what I am talking about.

ceejay52
09-17-2009, 09:08 PM
Michelle
Wanted to congratulate you on those 1.6 pounds lost. :bravo:

Shad
I need some of your motivation to do some repairs. Guess I could call the land lord to come do it.

I've completed one load of laundry and the next load is ready to go to the dryer. I've also cleaned the bathroom. I was watching Dr Oz today, his new show started this week, and he was talking about how many germs there were in your bathroom. One of the things my boss was nit picking about yesterday was that I cleaned to much.

Off to exercise.

happy2bme
09-18-2009, 02:17 AM
stupid presentation. Worked late tonight. Came home, ate and worked some more. Have to get up early to get to work to review and probably change again and again and again :mad:

I'll be back eventually.

Didn't read much. Congrats on the great weigh in Michelle - so sorry to hear your account got hacked. Bloody thieves abound.

happy2bme
09-18-2009, 02:17 AM
All I can say about the challenge is pffffttt right now. Sorry.

MELODY525
09-18-2009, 09:26 AM
MICHELLE~ WELL I LIVE ON THE 2ND FLOOR SO I'LL BE WAITING FOR YOU BY THE DOOR WITH A BIG OL HUG :hug: I LIKE THE REAL AGE SITE TOO WHEN I WAS COOKING MORE!! :rofl: AND WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!
:cheer2:CONGRATULATIONS ON THE TWO TEENS!!! :cheer3:

LAURA~ YUM!! TACOS!! HAVEN'T HAD THEM IN A LONG TIME. DANIEL CRAIG IS GOOD TOO. I LIKE RALPH FEINNES(SP) BUT SOME OF HIS SEX SCENES SCARE ME :rofl: OUR FLU SHOT IS NEXT WEEK. NOT H1N1 EITHER. GOOD LUCK WITH THE PLANNING.

SHAD~ I HAVE THE RECEIPT AND SAVED THE OUTER CARTON. I SHOT AN E-MAIL OFF TO THEM BUT......I THINK I HAD A BLOCKAGE THAT IMITATED MILD FOOD POISONING. THEN WHEN I ATE THE LASAGNA...IT SAT ON TOP AND COULDN'T MOVE. TMI???:lol3: :lol3: FEELING MUCH BETTER NOW THAT I TOOK THE PROPER MEDS:rofl: WILL FEEL EVEN BETTER WHEN IT'S ALL OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HOPE THE DS GETS THE HOUSE IN DECENT CONDITION WHEN THEY FINALLY LEAVE. AS FOR THE PAINT...THERE IS A PRODUCT OVER HERE THAT YOU POUR INTO A GALLON TO UN-STINK IT AND THAT DIDN'T SMELL GOOD TO ME EITHER! :faint: BUT IT LASTED A SHORTER PERIOD OF TIME. :dunno:

JEANETTE~ I DIDN'T KNOW DR OZ HAD A SHOW. I WILL HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT. JEN MIGHT LIKE IT TOO. THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP! HAPPY CLEANING!!

HAPPY~ :hug: :hug: :hug: WHAT MORE CAN I SEND YOU BUT HUGS!!

:cofdate: GOOD MORNING. FAST POST HERE. THE LOO WILL BE CALLING ME SOON AND I NEED TO GET READY. :rofl: ONCE I AM UP AND RUNNING SMOOTHLY, I'LL BE BACK. MY "ENGINE" NEEDS A TUNE-UP! :scooter:

HAPPY FRIDAY/SATURDAY :moped:

annie175
09-18-2009, 10:18 AM
Hey gals...I get a quick check in....no time for personals....Chelle...congrats and welcome to the two teens...you teenager you.

My check in, I am down another pound 154.

Everyone strive to stay OP this week.

Love and Hugs to all.

diyana
09-18-2009, 11:20 AM
Happy Friday ladies -

Yay! The weekend is nearly here!! :woohoo:

I had a great cardio and strength training workout at the gym last night and got a total of roughly 14000 steps in. Today, I'm going to walk at lunch and after work. I've got to take advantage of this gorgeous weather while we still have it. It's cooled off some from the mid 80s we had earlier in the week, but it's still very nice. DH and I are planning on going fishing tomorrow, and then Sunday, since it's supposed to rain off and on, we'll do stuff around the house like decorating the front lawn for Halloween (some families on our block did this last week), making low points soups, and watching football of course.

Shad - Sorry that your DS2 will have to wait another week to take possession of the house. Hopefully the owners will get the cleaning up done in that time. You always get SO much done! You get more done in a day than I do sometimes in a week. I agree about the "breathe easy" paint. It's a bit better but I think breathing easy is an exageration.

Mel - I'm glad you told TJ's about the product. I could definitely make it up to the second floor. :hug: I get my seasonal flu shot in about 2 weeks. I had my pneumonia shot last year after I got over pneumonia. :lol: My doc says I'm not in the high-risk category for H1N1, so he thinks I should pass on that.

Happy - I hope you can have a relaxing weekend. You need a break from presentation h*ll. :hug: :hug:

Annie - Sending :angel: :angel: for safe travels. Have a wonderful time at the wedding! :dancer:

Ceejay - I like Dr. Oz. I haven't watched his show yet, but I've seen him a couple times on Oprah and am now checking out You: On a Diet. I hope you get some time to relax today and this weekend. Put the do not disturb sign on your door all weekend long.

A big :wave: to Laura, Patty and everyone else!

Lots of love and hugs,

ceejay52
09-18-2009, 02:52 PM
Michelle
I've seriously thought about doing the You on a diet program just because I like Dr Oz. I found him yesterday at 3 p.m. on our channel 5, memphis station. He tells it like it is. I like that kind of doctor. He's on the same time as Oprah but I'd rather watch him.

Annie
Congrats on the one pound loss. Enjoy your week end. Be safe in traveling.

Happy
It's almost done.

Mel
Rest this week end. You deserve it. Put a do not disturb sign on the door. That sure has helped me.

Hi to Shad and Laura :wave:

Exercised 25 minutes last night on the bike. I'm not sure about today. I need to go to Walmart because I still have not purchased the pedometer. I'd like to have a heart rate monitor.
I ended up at the doctor's office a few minutes ago. I have an inflammed hip joint. He gave me a cortizone injection. Upon his examination a lower disc in my spine was involved also. He suspects arthritis.

It's still raining today. I'm ready to see some sunshine.

diyana
09-18-2009, 04:33 PM
Ceejay - So sorry to hear about your hip. I hope the cortisone shot helps. It sure helps me with my back. Take it easy, girlfriend. Don't overdo it. :hug:

ceejay52
09-18-2009, 10:03 PM
Posting my exercise minutes. 30 minutes total at the gym 15 of weights and 15 cardio. I've lowered my weight amounts.
I've bought my pedometer so this challenge starts tomorrow for me. I'm active at work. Also walked around Walmart for 15 minutes plus.

Shad
09-19-2009, 12:16 AM
Morning all,
Well afternoon actually. The day is getting away from me. I've been shopping for some office stuff to get my filing sorted - what a mess. I always start off the year okay, but it degenerates as it goes along. Taxes are now due. I got most of that sorted yesterday, just have to work out the telephone, fax and internet stuff that I can claim. I've also painted the last coat of wall colour in the loo and now have the trim to finish off and the painting is done. Then the grout. Lousy job, but must be done.

Weight is every which way but down, and I will be struggling for another loss this week I think. Aaah well. How long have I got - to halloween or somewhere?

Gotta go. Things are moving along and I am not catching up. I will be back for personals later tonight.

MELODY525
09-19-2009, 09:38 AM
:snow4:IT'S ONLY 53 DEGREES!!!!:coolsnow:

TURNED OFF THE A/C AND OPENED THE WINDOWS YESTERDAY. GORGEOUS DAY. LEFT THEM OPEN AND FROZE DURING THE NIGHT. READY TO TURN THE HEAT ON IN THE LIVINGROOM. THE GRANDSON IS FLUFFED UP LIKE A BUTTERBALL! :rofl:
ONE GOOD THING IS I WOKE UP FEELING 100% AND SLEPT LIKE A LOG. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT MY NEW WAKEUP TIME SEEMS TO BE 8 am NOW INSTEAD OF 6:30-7. EVER SINCE THE SUN MOVED, THE BEDROOM IS DARKER NOW. :cloud9:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. I AM DOING NOTHING BUT TIDY UP.
HAPPY SATURDAY/SUNDAY :moped:

JEANETTE~ GOING TO TELL JEN TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEWSPAPER...OH...I GUESS I CAN GOOGLE A TIME INSTEAD FOR DR OZ. THANKS. I HAVE A "I AM SICK" SIGN ON MY DOOR. :rofl:

ANNIE~ HOPE YOU GET SOME NICE TIME TO YOURSELF TO ENJOY THE LAST DREGS OF SUMMER.

MICHELLE~ YOU'RE DOING NSUCH A GREAT JOB. WE'RE AL TRYING TO GET SOME OF THE LAST OF THE SUMMER RAYS. WISH WE COULD STORE THEM UP FOR THE WINTER. I HAVE HEARS SOME DRS SAYING THAT THE H1N1 VIRUS SHOT WAS "FAST-TRACKED"(NOT TESTED ENOUGH) AND THUS THEY ARE A BIT LEARY ABOUT RECOMMENDING IT EVEN TO THEIR AUTO-IMMUNE COMPROMISED PATIENTS. NOT SURE WHAT I WILL DECIDE WHEN THE TIME COMES. SIGH. KEEP UP YOUR GREAT MONTH THOUGH!!

:frank: SHAD~ THE CHALLENGE CAN'T BE OVER SOON ENOUGH?? :rofl: HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD WEEK. LORD KNOWS YOU ARE WORKING HARD ENOUGH THAT THE SCALE SHOULD BE MOVING! SUCH A BUSY GAL WITH HOME AND OFFICE. I SHOULD GET MY FILEBOX SORTED. WANNA HELP?? :dance:

LAURA~ I SEE YOU SNUCK IN THERE....THE SOUP IDEA SOUNDS GREAT. I'VE NEVER HAD IT. I LOVE ROMA TOMATOES. WE GOT SOME GREAT ONES OVER THE SUMMER. TRADER JOE'S TOLD ME TO SAVE THE BOXES AND RETURN THEM TO THE STORE FOR A REFUND. BUT I KNOW NOW THAT IT WASN'T THE FOOD....SO EMBARASSED!!! :cry: HAVE FUN AT THE PARTY :cb:

Laura705
09-19-2009, 09:45 AM
Hi everyone. I'll say a blanket congrats to those who've had a loss and been exercising, neither of which apply to me. Good job ladies!

Nothing much going on here. I spent the last couple days at work hovered over a spreadsheet and I still don't think I have what I need. I think I'm spinning my wheels, but I've sort of dug my feet in on it, so I'll try to get it right next week.

Tonight is a party. I'll be the designated driver, so I'll probably have a couple drinks and then shift to water. Nothing else planned. I harvested a lot of cherry tomatoes, but also a few "roma" plum and one "better boy". I also have my basil, so I might make some tomato basil soup on Sunday.

Ceejay - have you gotten the pedometer yet? I still have to dig mine out. I had a heart rate monitor that went kaput about a year ago. I think my boss has one that doesn't require a chest strap - I wouldn't mind having one of those.

Mel - Hope that TJ meal issue is all resolved. Let us know what you hear from TJ's about it.

Michelle - hope you have a nice weekend and good luck with the fishing. Wow, decorations for Halloween already! I was thinking about buying some mums.

Shad - Ugh, taxes. LOL, good night with a bad man!

Annie, Patty - :wave:

happy2bme
09-19-2009, 12:38 PM
Howdy ladies,

I am so glad to see this week come to an end. Late yesterday afternoon it looked like I was going to have to work the weekend AGAIN but I was spared from it at the last minute. Yesterday driving to work my check engine light went on as well as some of the indicators. $850 to repair some leaky hoses. Didn't need that. Car is 7 years old, guess things are starting to wear out. We have no car payments anymore, talked about a new car but I don't think the time is right for that, particularly since I like my 4Runner and would be hard pressed to consider much of anything else. Did look at a Rav4 while we were at the lot - they sure have improved them since we first looked at them. But, I think we will just pay the repair bill and stick with things as they are. I am looking forward to tackling some things around the house this weekend - since it's chilly and rainy it will be a good day to stay inside.

53 degrees Mel? Geez that's like a shot of cold water in the face! Nice for sleeping though as you said. Just remember to crack the window, don't leave it wide open - even if you have a nice snuggly blanket, the grandson doesn't :lol:

Laura - getting down to the last of the tomato picking. I think this time of year not enough sun and warmth tho the vines can be packed with fruit.

Shad - I'm with you. Start off with the best of intentions and usually the crisis of finding all the papers for taxes finds the religion in me to organize again. I am a master at falling back to bad habits - hope you can find everything you need.

Ceejay - sorry to hear about the hip. Hope the shot helps. I've been taping the Dr. Oz show and zipping past the fluff stuff. He is so informative. He claims that if you take Vitamin C it will counteract the stinky pee that comes with eating asparagus. I have to try that. Of course I never quite know when the cafeteria will serve aspagus so I guess I'll have to keep a couple of tablets in my desk.

Michelle - hope you have a good day fishing! I bow to you in awe of getting in 14,000 steps in a regular day - WOW! You are doing great, what an inspiration to us.

Annie - I hope you are having fun at the wedding. Safe travels.

Hi Patty :wave:

I ordered 2 pairs of Clarks shoes from Zappos. I was leery of that line because I thought they were more fashion than comfort but happy with both pairs. One looks like bowling shoes to me but DH said they would look ok with jeans or khakis. They sure are comfy. I also got a pair of Nursemates MaryJanes - they are great for being on your feet so I guess I have all my winter shoes for now.

We have at least a dozen caterpillars on our flat leaf parsley now. Earlier the mama butterflies seemed to like to lay their eggs on the curly parsley. Peeked this morning and the caterpillars have devoured all but a sprig or two of the flat leaf. I have to try and get them to move to the other pot or try DH's suggestion to get a bunch of parsley from the store and put it in the planter. I'm thinking that won't work too well but they are out of food so something will have to be done. Hummingbirds are swarming all over the house. We have 6 feeders out and it's still not enough. No debating tho that fall is in the air.

Best get off of here and set to cleaning. Have a good weekend everyone.

ceejay52
09-19-2009, 03:00 PM
afternoon ladies
Laura
I did purchase my pedometer but in the hectic race to get to work by 11 a.m. this morning I forgot it. I'll set it tonight.

Happy
Ouch on the car repairs. I don't have a car payment either and I'm really reluctant right now to purchase a new one. I will be getting another Rav4. I like the looks of the newer models. I'm thinking about drinking the 6 oz of cranberry juice on a daily basis. I'm illeterate on setting the vcr. I almost bought the dvr package with my cable company. I may still do this.

Mel
I'd love to open my windows but the farmers have begun their aireal spraying of herbicides. Take care of the grandson. I'm very seriously thinking of bringing Crystal home with me. She's one of my cousins cats. They got a dog last year for Chrsitmas and he doesn't like her. She's been staying at my uncles usually in a tree because she is afraid to come down. I 've been talking to her every time I go there and asking if she wants to come home with me. She meow's each time so I'm taking this as a yes. She honestly wants some one to stand guard while she's eating her food. I've been doing this while I'm there. She sometimes sleeps on top of my car.

A friend called last night and wanted to go out to dinner so we went to eat Mexican. My ankles are swollen today from to much sodium, ugh. It's nice to have some conversation.
I had a poor night sleep last night. My aunt told me I'd do this because of the cortisone injection. This morning it was a little ouchy but I've used the Myoflex cream and the heating pad. It's calmed down. I'm taking two arthritis strength Tylenol at 2 p.m. to help ease the imflamation.

happy2bme
09-20-2009, 02:33 AM
Oh my gosh Ceejay - it sounds like that poor cat is traumatized! It needs to be relocated to a more secure environment. Will give you a gold star if you take her. I like the DVR alot. Didn't think I would but I do. Beats having to record to VCR tapes. And you can zip past the stuff you aren't interested in. But if you only watch an hour or two of tv a week, might not be worth it. BUT then you could record the Dr. Oz shows :lol:

MELODY525
09-20-2009, 08:59 AM
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:sunny: LOVING THE QUIET OF A SUNDAY MORNING. THE ONLY TIME THIS CITY SLEEPS. I EVEN WOKE UP EARLIER. IT'S A WHOPPING 5 DEGREES. POSITIVELY TROPICAL :beach:
CAN'T TYPE TODAY FOR SOME REASONS. THE FINGERS AREN'T COOPERATING. SO HAVE A GREAT DAY.:moped:

JEANETTE~SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THAT CAT BY THE UNCLES. THE ONLY CAUTION I WOULD GIVE YOU IS WHAT ABOUT YOUR SINUSES? I HAD CATS ALL MY LIFE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I COULDN'T HAVE THEM IN MY HOUSE. HAD TO FIND HOMES FOR THEM. SO THINK FIRST...I UNDERSTAND THE PULLING OF THE HEART STRINGS WANTING TO GIVE HIM A GOOD HOME. :jug:

HAPPY~ HOPE THIS WEEK WILL BE A MUCH EASIER TIME. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE CAR COST. IT SEEMS IF IT ISN'T ONE THING IT'S ANOTHER. BEEN A TOUGH YEAR FOR REPAIRS. HOPE THE SUN SHINES FOR YOU DOWN THERE ALSO :sunny: SENDING SOME OF MINE!

ceejay52
09-20-2009, 10:33 AM
Morning ladies

Mel and Happy
The allergy/irritants aspect is the only reason I'm debating about the cat. I suppose I could have a trial run and if it doesn't work out take her back home.

I'm ready to see some sunshine.

I've put on my pedometer this morning but not sure if I have it set correctly. Last night I left work on time (worked for L yesterday so she could take off on her birthday) went home and made a meat loaf for this week. Cleaned up the kitchen and washed two loads of clothes. It was nearly 10.30 p.m. before I got to bed. Evidently I was still wound up from the cortisone. This morning my bp was back to normal.

happy2bme
09-20-2009, 03:28 PM
Hiya chicks,

Ceejay - is the cat long hair or short? I'm allergic to cats tho we have one. I find that I'm ok with the short hair cats and I think when they are housebound they develop more dander so since Boo gets outside each day I am fine with her. She rarely bothers my allergies - I have learned NOT to pick her up and sniff her when she comes in from outside even though she smells wonderfully of fresh air :lol: If you have sinus issues and the cat would have to stay indoors you might want to rethink it. Also too, if she is used to being outside it would be traumatic to keep her indoors. Does your lease allow for pets? You are still a sweetie for trying to help her :hug:

Mel - I hope your day stays quiet. Considering what most of the week is like, you deserve a day of rest more than most. Sometimes it sounds like you are smack dab in the middle of a Three Stooges skit :rofl:

I spend a good part of the morning doing some research. My liver enzymes are up - bit of a concern for a fatty liver. Which comes from more than just fat in the diet. Looking at foods that detoxify. All good stuff that I like anyway. Dr. Oz said to eat a fist full of brocolli each day. I need to figure out how to make my own V8 vegetable drink from scratch. Too much sodium in the canned stuff. The low sodium tastes terrible.

Hoping this week will allow me to get back to normal life including the challenge. I can easily fold the healthy liver foods into the WW plan. As usual, making menus takes a good chunk of the day. Probably another hour of work and then off to the grocery store. Still cleaning out the closet. Barely made a dent and I worked 3 hours on it yesterday. Makes a good case against keeping every darn thing that still has a bit of usefulness in it.

Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday.

Shad
09-20-2009, 05:52 PM
What the heck happened to Sunday - the day not the cat. I read through the posts and decided that I needed breakfast before I answered and then the day just went. DS2 worked on putting in the new aerial and power points and now we have to wait for the electrician to come along and install a new circuit on the power board and certify the work. Meantime I finished the painting in the loo - apart from a second coat of paint to the window and door and tiled in the loo and kitchen. Almost done with this project. It's the finishing things that seem to take forever. You think - only got xyz to do and I'm done and you realise that grouting takes for ever and even longer to clean up the mess and that you still haven't prettied it all up and cleaned until it is shining. Then you realise some more that while you have been lingering and agonizing as to whether it is straight, clean, dust free and smooth you haven't been working on anything else either and the rest of the place is covered in dust, papers, and junk.

Mel - 5 degrees - I hope that is not fahrenheit??? That's below freezing. Last time it got to 5 degrees C here Target, K-mart, and all the other electrical stores ran out of heaters and blankets and quilts. It's a funny old world.

Ceejay - Good on you for thinking about the welfare of the cat. If she decides you are an okay person, you will never get away from her you realise! And they do become a bit of a liability if you go away from home frequently. But they are worth the worry and fuss. Sunday the cat has sort of switched allegiance from me to the DS2. Guess that is what I get for staying home for so long.

I've now been home for 2 months. It's seems a long time but really I think I have needed this. The feelings are moving again and I am beginning to think that I am ready to go back to work. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to just work when you felt like it and to give it a rest when every went to **** in a handcart. But that's not what we are made of. We need to work for the feeling of independence and self worth. At least we like to think our work makes a difference somewhere.

I've been eating the veges out of the garden - last night I had a feed of fresh spinach. The darn stuff is going to seed in front of my eyes. The second set of lettuces are ready to eat. Tomatoes have flowers on them so maybe some fruit soon. Parsley is out of control and the beetroot will be ready by the end of the week. Not sure what the snow peas are doing - not much by the look of them.

I'll catch up with you lot again later.

happy2bme
09-21-2009, 12:38 AM
So you have extra parsley Shad? Send it over here. We have 11 Swallowtail caterpillars in the pots. They have decimated the Italian flat leaf parsley and I moved them to the curly parsley. Finished most of that this morning so DH has decided to make a terrarium for them as he really really REALLY wants to see them cucoon (ok that doesn't look right) and moreso see them emerge as butterflies. I'm sure at this time of year they will winter through the season as in their crysalis. When they get to that point. I'm not sure about them getting enough air and please don't let the jar be too hot. He assures me they will be fine. I assure him he will never hear the end of it if they die at our hand. He ran to the store and picked up bunches of fresh parsley from the store. So far they seem happy with that.

After "cleaning" and sorting I am more behind then when I started. And here it is almost time for bed. Weekend just flew by...

MELODY525
09-21-2009, 09:02 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKS. THE LAUNDRY ROOM IS CALLING ME AND I AM HEADED THERE NOW. HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY. MY WEEKEND WAS GENERALLY QUIET!
HAPPY MONDAY/TUESDAY :moped:

HAPPY~ SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE ENZYME COUNT. HOPE YOU CAN FIX IT WITH FOODS. :hug:MAYBE BROCCOLI AND HUMMUS? OR MAYBE BROCCOLI AND A BIT OF RANCH DRESSING? I AM DECLUTTERING WITH YOU SO WE WON'T BE LONELY :rofl: GOOD LUCK WITH THE CATEPILLARS. HOPE THEY WILL LIKE THEIR NEW HOME.

JEANETTE~ GLAD THE CORTISONE IS WORKING. I FORGOT ABOUT YOUR PAIN. SORRY. HOPE IT CONTINUES TO GET BETTER. HAVE A PAIN-FREE WEEK :hug:

SHAD~ YES IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU ONLY HAD TO WORK WHEN YOU FELT LIKE IT :dance: I LOVE TO GROUT BUT HATE THE CLEAN UP. I JUST WATCHED A MAN ON TV...HE WAS AN ITALIAN TILER AND HE USES SAWDUST TO CLEAN UP THE GROUT AND POLISH IT. HE WAITS TILL IT'S ALL DRY AND THEN GETS ON THE FLOOR WITH THE SAWDUST AND MUSHES IT AROUND. IT DID AN AMAZING JOB OF REMOVING THE EXCESS DRIED GROUT AND ACTUALLY POLISHED UP THE TILES VERY NICE. THE USED UP SAWDUST CHANGES COLOR AS IT PICKS UP THE GROUT AND THEN HE USED A CANISTER VAC TO SUCK IT ALL UP! IN THE MEANTIME....I HOPE YOU FIND A JOB YOU LIKE :hug:

happy2bme
09-21-2009, 09:28 AM
Good morning ladies,

Monday rolls around already. Don't know where the weekend flew to or last night's sleep for that matter. Tired, tired this morning.

Toasting you with a load of laundry myself Mel. That's very interesting with the sawdust clean up. I suppose it can be mildly abrasive.

I see that Progresso came out with a new line of soups that are high fiber. I got 2 cans to try - hope they won't be as powerful as the Fiber One bars can be :lol:

I'm tired, my brain's in a fog, it's still overcast and gray here so I can't think of much anything to say. Guess I'll head on over to the office. Happy Monday chicks - hope you enjoyed your weekend.

diyana
09-21-2009, 09:28 AM
Just a quick check in as I have to get something done ASAP. So I'll be back for personals later.

I had a busy (but fun) weekend and was away from here for a couple days. DH and I went fishing on Saturday which was fun and a gorgeous day to be out on the boat. Had a good day yesterday, but was busy from before sun up to well after sunset. I wanted to work on my website...but with the weather being SOOOO nice, and knowing that I'd better enjoy the nice weather while it's here...I chose not to spend too much time on the 'puter (just enough to track my WW points online). My eating went to h*ll at dinner time (had 2 grilled hot dogs with sauerkraut- yummmm!) - but I haven't used all my weekly extra points yet...so I guess I'm still okay. I'm continuing to step up the exercise, so hopefully my weigh in this week will be good.

annie175
09-21-2009, 11:30 AM
Whew what a great weekend. Made it back from St. Louis safe and sound. The wedding was gorgeous. Ms. O was an absolute doll as the flower girl. I will try to post some pix soon, however my puter at home is so slow and cannot do it here at work.

Tracked to work in absolute dark this morning. It was the first time since last winter/spring. So it be known at 6:40 am in Indianapolis it is dark outside on the way to work. No wonder I wanted to keep sleeping.

Shad...it is approximately 6 weeks till Halloween. Giddy Up Girl...Knuckle down and I don't mean in the loo remodeling either.

Laura...yum..tomato basil soup, like one of my most favorite soups. Hella Bella keeps eating my cherry tomatos as they become ripe on the vine. So I have had only two cherry tomatos for myself.

Happy...holy crap, what would life be without car repairs. It is always something.

Chelle...wow on the steps girl. I am going to call you the high steppin' exercise Goddess. I, too, get my flu shot in a couple of weeks. I just talked to my doc about that on Thursday when I went to get my B12 shot.

Ceejay....yikes, danged ole arthritis. My mom has been battling it for 40 years. Absolute pain in the arse (joints).

MEL....cute Sunday picture. I left my windows open last night after getting back from St. Louis. It was too dang muggy all night and I didn't sleep well at all. I turned the air on this morning so I can sleep tonight, with any luck, I will sleep. Working at CVS tonight, Wed & Thurs. They gave me the weekend off. I won't complain about it.

Not much going on here, still in the raining mode.

Everyone have a great OP week and have a good check in on Thursday.

Much Love and Many Hugs,

diyana
09-21-2009, 01:39 PM
Happy Monday ladies -

Ceejay - Good for you for getting your pedometer and for all the exercise! :dancer: You go, girl! We LOVE the DVR package and use it all the time both for recording and pausing/rewinding live TV when we or the dogs need a potty break, or when we don't hear clearly what was said. It would be so nice of you to rescue Crystal from your cousin's dog.

Mel - Has it warmed up any out there? I heard there was a major cold snap in the New England/East Coast area. But no more winter icons pls. I am not ready for that 4-letter word that begins with an S and rhymes with Tow. I'm so glad you're feeling better.

Laura - I love autumn mums! So colorful! I didn't get my Halloween decorations out yet even though a neighbor put their's out 2 weeks ago. I was going to do it yesterday...but the day got away from me.

Happy - So sorry to hear about the car repairs. Repairs are no fun, but not having car payments is nice. DH and I both have 1999 Toyotas (Corolla for me, 4Runner for him). We really like the reliability of Toyotas, and thankfully, they're still running great (knock on wood). I need a pair of comfy low-heeled boots for winter on the snowy days. Or maybe I'll just look for a cushy insole or whatver to place in mine since they are perfectly fine. Sorry to hear about your liver enzymes. If you figure out a good way to make your own V8, let me know. I love the stuff but not the sodium. As for the Progresso High Fiber soups, I tried a couple different ones and really liked them, but they are kind of high in points, especially compared to the Progresso Zero and One Point soups. I didn't have any "overactive digestion" problems with the soup, but then Fiber One bars don't bother me either. I love soup...but I hate to cook and the canned stuff is so high in sodium. So this weekend, I made a huge pot of zero point veggie soup. I took low sodium Vegetable Broth, added tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, onions, mushrooms, and lots of cabbage. Added some oregano and garlic for spice, and it turned out SOOO good. I'm just bummed out that I have only enough for a couple more days. I'll have to make more later in the week. Isn't is strange how you can work on decluttering the house for hours and get more behind than when you started? :dunno:

Shad - Glad to hear the loo is nearly finished and that you are feeling better about going back to work. It would be great to be independently wealthy and only have to work when you want to...but maybe now that you kind of want to, the universe will deliver a great job to you! :crossed: I wish you could send some of that spinach my way...the salad bar here is out of spinach today, and I miss it (never thought I'd say that!).

Annie - I'm so happy you had a great time at the wedding and got home safe and sound. Nice that CVS gave you the weekend off. I don't know when the sun rises here because it's still dark when I get to work and I'm not near any windows. But it's starting to get dark about 6:30 or so in the evening. :(

Well, it's time for my lunchtime walk. I've only got 2500 steps so far...so I've got to get moving. It's 66 and cloudy here. Hopefully it won't feel too chilly as I didn't bring a sweater. After work today, I'm going to the gym for cardio, abs and weights. Gotta burn off those two hot dogs from last night.

Love and hugs to all,

happy2bme
09-21-2009, 02:36 PM
Hi chicks,

Checking back in.

I miss my COCA COLA!!!!!! I am trying to make it through lunch with just water. Will probably get up and make a green tea shortly. At least I get to put a little bit of sugar in that. Some habits are hard to break :lol:

Michelle - I almost fell over laughing about your comment playing the shows back on DVR because you could not hear what they were saying. I thought only we did that :rofl: Some of the shows are so muffled it gets annoying. I have to interpret for DH often. Sometimes no matter what, neither of us get it. There was one series (can't remember which) that was so bad I had to go in the spare room and watch the show on closed caption mode! Glad you got some fishing in - the night is closing around us. And what do you have against the word STOW??? :rofl:

I used to be one of the few houses in the neighborhood that decorated all out on Halloween. This year we are protesting the shennanigans in the homeowners association so much to DH's delight, the house will stay dark. In fact, we are considering moving our vacation to the end of October as I am afraid there won't be enough color to make the drive worthwhile. It's still warm here - in the 80's and rainy this week but next week it's supposed to cool off and that will encourage the trees to change.

Thanks Michelle for the info on the high fiber Progresso. I'm surprised. I figured with the extra fiber it would be less pointy - goes to show you - check it before you pop it in your mouth. Must be more pasta in those soups pushing the points. Your soup sounds absolutely delicious. I made the vegetable soup with the roasted veggies you passed along. It was good but needed more vegetables even though I added more. I am making the homemade V8 tonight or tomorrow - will let you know how it comes out. I'm not sure I could ever completely give up hot dogs so I understand your temptation :devil:

Annie - glad you had a good time at the wedding. I guess better Hella Bella get the tomatoes than those bloody blackbirds and squirrels. I would hate that they'd take 1 bite out of the regular tomatoes - just enough to ruin them and then they'd run off. :censored:

DH noticed we get a bit more light down here then you guys do. Dark is 5:45 - by 6:30am it's light enough for me to see. I notice the evening closing in faster, particularly since I leave work late. Gotta be on the road no later than 7pm in order to beat the blackness. Even driving home at 6 - 6:30, the oncoming headlights are bothering me. Won't be long before I have to get the yellow glasses out.

Still tired. Maybe I'll go do a lap or two around the building with my virtual friend Michelle :D

diyana
09-21-2009, 03:39 PM
I went for a 45 minute walk at lunch time (7,000 steps = approx. 3 miles). My back was getting a little tweaky at the end, but now that I've sat for a few minutes, I'm doing great! Not bad considering that before my last cortisone shot, I couldn't walk much more than 5 minutes at a time. :)

Happy - Did you get your walk in? I remember you saying how you decorated for Halloween so much because you were in IL for Christmas. I don't blame you for boycotting decorating after all the homeowners association BS you had to deal with. We're probably at 30 or 40% fall color now. Even though I don't like that horrible season that comes after fall or all the STOW it brings, I love the fall colors. The High Fiber Soup is less pointy than regular Progresso, but has considerably more points than the Progresso Light 0 and 1 point soups. As for hot dogs...now that I've had Chicago style dogs, I can't eat the regular. Give me a good GRILLED Chicago dog (luckily they sell them in the grocery store) covered in kraut! Yummmmmm! You leave work at 7 pm??? Sheesh! That's crazy!! I'm glad I switched my hours because I'm usually home by 4 pm, which is typically when dusk is in January or February.

annie175
09-21-2009, 04:14 PM
Sour kraut is a bust for me as I have to put some type of sweetner in it to like it well enough to eat. Kind of defeats the purpose of SOUR kraut. LOL.

Chelle.....Wow that is a LOT of steps for lunch time. It is 3 pm here and my pedometer says 1373. I usually rack them up the evenings I work at CVS, so I should be ok.

Happy....Good for you for drinking water instead of coca cola. My SIL quit drinking all sodas and opted for water and iced tea. Over a 9 mo period she lost 30 lbs and that was the only thing she changed in her diet. Now granted she was drinking more than two liters of soda a day.

I started drinking protein drinks for breakfast today. I think I need more protein in my diet and less carbs and such.

Not much else....

diyana
09-21-2009, 04:30 PM
Annie - I have no doubt that you get a ton of exercise in while working at CVS! Great workout, and they pay you too! How cool is that! As for sauerkraut, I used to think I only liked it on bratwurst, but now that I've tried it on hot dogs....I almost wonder if it's not the sauerkraut that I crave rather than the meat! :lol: But the two combined is SOOOO good...the hot dogs HAVE to be grilled though. I only like boiled dogs if you add them to Bush's baked beans.

Have I started a pedometer trend? Sounds like a lot of you are counting (and trying to increase) your steps! We totally ROCK! :woohoo: Keep on rockin' (um...I mean walking), chicas!

diyana
09-21-2009, 04:35 PM
I am a bit sad today....I just found out that a 3FC moderator, Meowee, passed away over the weekend. She was a really sweet woman who moderated the Dieting with Diabetes forum. She was so helpful and supportive and knowledgable. She always had some great words of wisdom and tons of compassion. She really helped me get my health back on track after I was first diagnosed with early diabetes, and I will always be grateful to her. May she rest in peace.

It's truly amazing how we can develop such special relationships without ever meeting. I truly feel blessed to have all you wonderful ladies in my life.

annie175
09-21-2009, 05:02 PM
Chelle....Couldn't of said it better. I actually felt lost not posting for almost 4 days. Even if most of what is typed here by me is babble, it just feels good to know someone out there is listening.

annie175
09-21-2009, 05:04 PM
I have actually been pedometering...since January and have earned 250 bucks through Humana. I have just a bit more to go and will earn another 100 bucks. You have helped with moving my steps upward however. WE ROCK SISTA'S

diyana
09-21-2009, 05:10 PM
That's awesome that Humana rewards your activity with cash! :woohoo: I'd forgotten that you had started pedometering long ago. My apologies. Good for you for doing SOOOO well!

ceejay52
09-21-2009, 07:38 PM
All the talk about the "dog's and krout" makes me think of the show Matlock. That was his favorite food.

It's about time for me to get things ready to go home. This has been a long day.

My pedometer shows 10,100 steps. It would be nice to get paid for doing this.

More later

diyana
09-22-2009, 08:42 AM
Good morning ladies -

I'm a bit tired, but otherwise feeling great today. Yesterday, I got a ton of exercise - so maybe this good mood is lingering endorphins! I walked 3 miles or so on my lunch and had my 10K steps in before I left work. Then did 1/2 hour on the treadmill, 1/2 hour of Zumba dance class, and 1/2 hour of weights. Today, I'm going to a workshop after work, so there'll be no gym for me, and I'll be lucky to get my 10,000 steps in.

Ceejay - I didn't watch Matlock too often....too funny that that was his fave food. I had no idea. Good for you for getting over 10,000 steps in! :bravo:

I guess I'm the first one here for the day, so I'll come back later to check in with y'all.

Love and big hugs,

MELODY525
09-22-2009, 09:09 AM
I CAN ALMOST SMELL THOSE DOGS AND KRAUT!! :hun: I HAVE BEEN HAVING A CRAVING FOR FRANKS AND BEANS. BUT I DIGRESS....I AM ON THE FLY THIS MORNING. JUST READ YOUR POSTS THOUGH. NO PERSONALS TODAY. NEED MY EYES FOR FLU FORMS. A FEW PEOPLE NEED HELP FILLING THEM OUT. SEEMS THE 3 PEOPLE WHO TOOK MY PLACE RUNNING THIS ARE INEPT AND CANNOT HANDLE THE LOAD. SO I AM HELPING OUT A FEW IN THE BLDG ONLY. NO CONTACT WITH "OUTSIDERS". SOME OF THESE SENIORS ARE EARLY RISERS SO I AM OFF TO BEGIN THE DAY.
HAPPY TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY. :moped:

MICHELLE...THANKS FOR TELLING US ABOUT MEOWEE. I HAVE READ HER STUFF BEFORE. I AM SURE A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL MISS HER.

happy2bme
09-22-2009, 09:54 AM
Good soggy morning ladies,

Another wet and rainy one here. Getting tired of the wet.

Happy Autumn on this side of the pond! Does that make it happy Spring to Shad? The days really fly to the end of the year now. Soon Mel will be talking holidays.

Ate on plan yesterday, got a walk in.

An hour and a half of exercise on top of 10,000 steps Michelle - you go girl! :carrot: I bought a nice pedometer a year ago - stashed it somewhere - must find it again.

Annie - I think it was a great idea to offer financial incentives to people for healthy activities. Sounds like you have a good plan there.

Our annual health care enrollment is next month. I really hope they are not going to up the premiums much - as you know they will. I am paying 4 times more for the same coverage we had under DH's plan. I hear they are making drastic changes to one of the other cheaper plans at work. President Obama was on Letterman last night. Said everything has gone down - cost of goods, wages, etc but health care costs have risen over 6 percent last year. He made some good points. AND never once talked about giving away free health care which everyone seems to be twisting his words. He said he's touting finding affordable health care for people - kinda like the seniors banding together en masse to get a better deal via AARP. I can relate to what he's saying - my aunt was widowed young and went without health insurance - and compromised her health for 17 years. My own Mom struggles - 1/3 of her pension goes to a crummy supplemental health care program. So it's not about giving deadbeats and illegals free medicine. Ok, off the soapbox now.

Mel - don't over tax the peepers. People are inept because it's easier to have Mel take over! :dunno:

Offering a little prayer for Meowee. In the course of posting here at 3FC, I have occasionally seen her. She seemed very helpful and witty. It's obvious people loved her very much. Sleep gently...

Time to get out on the wet roads. Hellos to the rest of the folks :wave:

annie175
09-22-2009, 09:55 AM
Good Morning and already Tuesday.......

I actually slept all night last night. Whew WHoooooo!! My eyes are not baggy and actually a white color underneath instead of dark. Small victories. I have to admit I only got about 5400 steps yesterday. Was stuck behind the register last night, not much walking. We were busier than a one armed paper hanger till about 8:30 pm when the Colts game started. We had them lined up clear down the aisle into the milk cooler. (That is a long way...) Booze, chips, dip, and pretzels. People are nuts.

I am feeling a pretty good today. I have only had 2 drinks in about a week and that was at the reception. Plus drinking the protein drinks every morning and eating healthier. Amazing how the body responds to being treated with care and love. No junk food.

MEL...see there, you do the work that takes 3 other to do and they can't even do it. You are an amazing woman.

CHELLE...I am glad you are doing so well on your walking and exercising, it motivates me to do more. (Not a lot, mind you, but some) lol I did Zumba for a 6 week stint. My gosh that can kick your arse. Good for you. I hope to get the last level of my pedometer done by the end of the year as that would be another 150 bucks in the pocket. I will have to start working a lot harder at it to get there tho.

Ceejay...Dog's and Kout sounds like a German war movie...haha

Hidee Ho to all. Best get busy and at it.

Love and Hugs

annie175
09-22-2009, 09:58 AM
Happy...you are the sneaker inner this morning....lol. Great job on the OP eating and exercising. Rock On Sista. Happy, our premiums did not go up on our health plan here...HOWEVER...our deductible went from 2500 to 2700 a year, so in essence it did go up. We have to meet that BEFORE they pay ANYTHING on our insurance coverage. SUCKS. There are no co-pays on anything, but we have to pay everything up front first.

Later Gators...

annie175
09-22-2009, 09:59 AM
Oh and all craziness of our insurance...our calendar year is July to July. Not the traditional Jan to Jan. That has taken some getting used to.

Laura705
09-22-2009, 01:18 PM
Annie – It's good you get physical activity at your CVS job, and get paid by Humana specifically for your steps! I sit on my rump most of the day. I do, however, get some physical activity during my work commute. I do a combination of cycling and walking for a distance of just over 2 miles each day. During the cold (non-cycling) weather, I walk the whole distance and it's even better exercise. I'm not sure what that amounts to in steps though. I still haven't pulled out my pedometer. That might be my only goal for this week. :(

Ceejay – Sorry your hip/back is bothering you. I hope the cortisone is helping. Good job on the 10,000+ steps!! As for the pay, since you're doing some of it as part of your job, you are being paid for your steps, sort of…And hey, isn't your good health enough of a payback, LOL. (Guess not – since Annie's Humana as well as employers are enticing people with money for steps.) :D

Happy – Eliminating soda is a great goal. We've pretty much stopped buying soda at home, and now we make our own seltzer water (using a SodaStream machine) and flavor it with wedges of lemon or fruit juice. The machine came with samples of syrup to mix with the seltzer, but I haven't tried any yet. Every once in a while we'll make KoolAid with half the sugar. When I eat out, however, I still order diet soda at least half the time. Other times I'll order iced tea or just stick with water. I'd like to reduce diet soda to something I drink rarely because I think all the chemicals in it can't be good for my body.

I'm also wondering what our open enrollment will bring this year.

Mel – I'll pass on the kraut, but I love beans and franks! Don't overwork your eyes today with the flu forms. You're a good person for helping out your inept replacements!

Michelle – Awesome job on the exercise yesterday. I admit that I'm struggling on both fronts lately.

Hellos to Shad and Patty!

Not much to report. Food was awful yesterday, and I didn't even get my dog walk last night. Today I brought my lunch and snacks from home. Tonight is movie night and we're seeing "Extract" with Jason Bateman. :corn: That's about it. Happy first day of Autumn ladies!

annie175
09-22-2009, 01:33 PM
Laura...I haven't even heard of the movie Extract with Jason Bateman. I must really be working too much. Get back with the healthy eating chickie...

I had veggie soup and salad for lunch and believe it or not, I am stuffed. Oh and a glass of BREWED iced tea. I had a protein shake for breaky.

diyana
09-22-2009, 03:01 PM
Hi everyone -

I wanted to go for a walk at lunch but it was raining. :( So then I went by a friend's desk and talked to her. Then went to another friend's desk and talked to her. Then my lunch hour was over. I'm really hitting an energy wall...and I've got a class tonight that goes until 9:30, so I won't be home 'till almost 10:30. :faint: I should really go walk around the inside of the building. Today is not going to be a good day for steps, I'm afraid. Since I'm only at around 3200, I'll be lucky to get even close to 10,000.

Mel - So nice of you to help the seniors out with their flu forms. So 3 people can't even do all the work you do? What would they do without you?

Happy - Good for you for sticking with plan and walking! I didn't stay up for Letterman last night, but we did DVR it, so we'll watch it later. You drive carefully on the wet roads. I hope the roads aren't too bad this afternoon/evening with all the driving I have to do.

Annie - :bravo: my sista for treating your body so well! $150 for finishing the last level of your pedometer! :woohoo: That's a great incentive! The Zumba class is a little hard to keep up with...but I'm just glad I was able to do it for the first time in months!! $2700 is a HEFTY deductible. Sheesh! I hope our insurance premiums don't go up. I carry the insurance for us, and we have the HMO plan. Do you work at CVS tonight? Or are you getting together with T?

Laura - Wow, you walk and/or cycle over 2 miles on your commute! That's awesome! I don't know how you can walk that far in a Chicago winter. Yikes! I don't even like walking from where I park my car to the building in winter. The SodaStream machine sounds really interesting. I haven't heard of Extract. Of the movies out now, I wouldn't mind seeing Halloween 2 and Pandorum...but I can probably wait until they come out on DVD. Also, The Informant looks pretty darn funny.

happy2bme
09-22-2009, 03:07 PM
:dance: :dance: :dance: oh boy - I've been waiting to be the "sneaker inner" and now it's my turn! :carrot:

Annie - I'm so glad to hear that you finally got a good night's sleep. Was worried about you kid. I know you say it's normal but... I don't know what's worse - paying up front until the deductible or sometimes you don't pay (preventative things) and sometimes when you least expect it you do. I agree with you - July to June year would mess me up big time.

Speaking of messing up, we get paid ONCE A MONTH HERE - is that archaic or what?????? Good thing DH always has money for me.

Michelle - add me to the list of people inspired by you - or sucked along in the whoosh of you walking by :rofl: I brought my MBTs to work today. Making a chart - cuz I like to see progress. First goal - 50 miles, 100 laps around the perimeter of the office building. 3 laps today so far, maybe I can sneak one more in after my afternoon meeting.

Laura - that's great that you can walk to work. I wish I could but I work in a rough part of town and it's just too darn hard walking along and carrying a laptop, purse AND bazooka with you ;)

I had soup and a cup of apple salad - chopped apples, cinnamon, ff vanilla yogurt and a tablespoon of chopped nuts - yummo. Still drinking the water, I imagine that the Coca Cola cravings, like a ciggie will dull over time the longer you stay away from them.

It's been almost 5 and a half years since I quit smoking and I can finally say that I hate the smell :lol:

Gotta get ready for a meeting. I'm the note taker :comp:

happy2bme
09-22-2009, 03:10 PM
Did anyone see the movie with Matthew McConnahey??? and Michael Douglas - Ghosts of Girlfriends Past? It's on pay per view Thursday - is it worth $5? Next week they have The Proposal with Sandra Bullock - the critics really panned it but I'd pay $5 over the $25 it costs to go to the movies.

diyana
09-22-2009, 03:12 PM
Happy - You get paid ONCE A MONTH? :yikes: I don't think I could deal with that. We get paid twice a month and that's hard enough...I prefer every other week. Good for you for getting your walking in and for making a chart!!! 50 miles is a wonderful goal!! Okay, you have inspired me to get up off my butt, back away from my desk and walk to the other building. Good for you for resisting the Coca Cola cravings. :cp: :cp:

annie175
09-22-2009, 04:40 PM
We get paid every other Friday...and every week at CVS. Chelle...I do not work at CVS tonight. T is coming over but the poor baby is so tired. He had to start 3rds this week and is having a hard time adjusting. 10p to 7a. Sunday thru Thursday. We do get preventative stuff paid for up front, but heck most of the stuff is NOT preventative. Even our meds are not covered till the deductible is hit.

Shad
09-22-2009, 05:50 PM
Hmmm - getting paid by the month is normal here. Usually on the 15th of the month. I got used to it years ago and I think I would be terrible at the weekly or fortnightly pay now. I'd be broke at the end of pay day. As it is, I set up the direct payments to go electronically out of the bank account for the due date and then just sit back and forget the lot. Just have to check that there is enough in the current account to get through the bills.

Financial years here run from July to June and in NZ from April to March. Of course if the company is overseas based, then it can change to October - September (UK) and Jan/ December (US). Fortunately I don't do much in the finance sector through work, so don't have to get excited about it. It just happens. And I don't have to work out how much I am spending in medicine either so that is a big blessing. $2700 pa :yikes: before your insurance kicks in!!! I don't think so thanks. I don't spend that much a year paying for my visits and medications and that is similar to what it would cost me pa to join a fund. So I don't think I will bother with that for a long, long time - if ever.

We are experiencing horrendous dust storms in Aus. Sydney and south are getting high winds and dust storms and apparently the skies in Sydney are bright red with dust and all flights have been cancelled due to dust and high winds. Nice clear skies, light breezes and heat up here for us. We are being bombarded with messages about the worst fire season ever and have been banned from having fires (including bbqs). But maybe we have rain on the way since the ants are becoming extremely active and I have to keep picking up the cats biscuits before they get into them. I did spray a while back, but I guess it's time to do it again. *sigh* And weed - those b*ggers never stop.

Happy - Glad to hear that you don't like the smell of ciggies any more. It's over 20 years since I stopped and believe it or not I still like the smell of a packet of freshly opened cigarettes. I do not like the smell of a dirty ashtray or the smell on a persons breath or clothes though. Very off putting. I like the idea of a chart to process your movement and exercise. Good one.

Mel - It's a case of "it doesn't matter if we stuff up, because Mel will come down and fix it" The *******s don't even want to learn the job. That's what happens when you are on tap as always. They think they can get around you due to your well developed sense of community.

Laura - walking and cycling to the station is good exercise. Keep it up.

Annie - nothing like a good nights sleep to lift the spirits and get the body kick started again.

Michelle - get the walking shoes on and get over to the other building. You'll do fine at weighin this week I bet.

Ceejay - Hope you are having a good day.

I'd better go get on with it until it gets too hot. Can't do much then. Paint dries on the brush. Tile adhesive crusts over before you can get the stuff on the wall. Have to go through my photos and find something to hang on the wall to lift the room. I was thinking of one of those sunrise in Woollongong ones. Better go get on with it. The electrician is back to finish the new circuit on the switchboard so I will be without power shortly. Aaah and I haven't made coffee yet. Gotta run

ceejay52
09-22-2009, 07:03 PM
Afternoon
Sounds like every one is in a good mood today.

I had a nice surprise last night. My cousin Jack and his wife came for a visit. They haven't change much through out the years. It was good to catch up. I know they were hinting for a room to sleep but with knowing they wanted to talk all night I could not do that. I'll plan a week end for them to come back.
The boss has been here this morning. He's in the rearranging mood. It looks a bit different. I'm not sure if I cleared the pedometer this morning but right now there is 18,635 steps on it. I did help the boss and work up a sweat.
More later.

Shad
09-22-2009, 11:13 PM
Well the dust storm has hit here and everything is a horrid shade of yellow/ brown. The wind is getting up and its pretty airless. Good day to do nothing but read a book or cook or something. I'm needing to come up with something for the loo room to finish it off. The jellyfish suncatcher is good but I need something to make it look brighter. Pink didn't meet with a very good look from the blokes here last night so I have will have to look for something with oranges, yellows and reds in it. I'm sure I have something in my stash of pictures.

I think the dust is giving me a headache. Time to go drink the water and get some tablets. See you

happy2bme
09-23-2009, 01:46 AM
Geez Louise Shad - that's pretty scary looking! Hope you will be ok. Guess you don't want to be outside breathing that dust in.

What about using some bright accessories in the loo? Or window or shower curtains? People here seem to be on a kick for a dark loo - deep grays or greens with granite with black flecks in it. I guess that's ok for a small powder room but would not want my large bath done in those dark colors. I am not a decorator, yet I look at what some people do with very simple things and it looks great.

happy2bme
09-23-2009, 09:16 AM
Morning chicks,

Shad - loved the DS comment on FB about the storm - he's got wit that boy does :D Right now does not sound like the ideal time to visit you!

Ceejay - that was nice with the family visit. Hopefully you can catch up again this weekend.

How are you liking the You on a Diet Michelle? I have the book too - one of the many collecting dust on the shelf. Shame on me :nono:

Annie - I must have read your post too fast - you must have one of those high end deductible plans - $2700???? Yikes - if you're reasonably healthy that's almost like not having insurance. However, if I think about it, for what I'm paying each month for Blue Cross/Blue Shield - your plan is probably still cheaper. I used to take coverage for granted because DH's benefits were so good nothing else can compare. And I had to rush things to pick up coverage this year after he got cut so I didn't have much time to compare. I know it's costing us alot more now. CVS sounds like a busy place at night -where all the happening people meet :lol: Then again the Walgreen's parking lots are full too. Everyone must be attracted to a drug store! I miss the combo stores they had in Chicago - could get everything I needed in 1 trip. Of course I spent way more too.

How many forms did you fill out on others behalf Mel? I think you need a hunky volunteer helper trying to get some community service points in. You could rub his back as he takes down the seniors info. :rofl:

Gotta get rolling here. Hellos to the rest of the ladies. :wave:

MELODY525
09-23-2009, 09:24 AM
GOOD MORNING CHICKS. I AM OFF TO GET SHOWERED AND DRESSED. BUT I AM NOT GOING DOWN EARLY. WAITING TILL THE BULK OF THE CROWD LEAVES. YESTERDAY WENT WELL AND NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE CAME TO THE DOOR. THEY SNEAKED TO MY DOOR AND NO ONE TOLD THE OFFICE. WITH THE NEW INFLUX OF PEOPLE OVER THE LAST 2 YEARS, THERE IS LESS ILLITERACY IN THE BLDG....IN FACT IT IS ALMOST GONE. THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THE LANGUAGE BARRIER AND I HAVE ENCOURAGED THEM TO HELP EACH OTHER. HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR WILL GO EVEN SMOOTHER...SENIOR WISE THAT IS. THE "MANAGERS" ARE ALL AMOK :dizzy: THEY CLAIM SOMEONE IS COMING AN HOUR EARLY TO HELP OUT. WANNA BET THEY ARE A NO SHOW?!
HAPPY WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY :moped:

HAPPY~ OBAMA IS RIGHT IN THAT IF HE DOESN'T GET SOME KIND OF HEALTHCARE GOING, THEN THE GOVT PROGRAMS WILL BE OVER USED AND THUS BANKRUPT. WHILE THIS IS ALL GOING ON...LATER THEY REALLY NEED TO ADDRESS THE WELFARE SYSTEM. NOW THAT'S A WHOLE OTHER SOAPBOX!! :rofl: HAPPY, I LIKE THAT IDEA OF THE HUNK!! I CAN DO BACKS!! :belly:

ANNIE~ IT ALWAYS AMAZES ME THAT YOU CAN SEE THE LINES OUTSIDE SMALL STORES GETTING READY FOR THE GAMES :rofl: PEOPLE ARE NUTS. THE ADS ON TV SAY WE CAN'T WATCH THESE GAMES WITHOUT THE FOODIES SURROUNDING US ON THE COUCH AND WE BELIEVE IT! :lol3: AT LEAST YOU GOT HEALTHY THIS WEEK. GOOD FOR YOU!!

LAURA~ HAVE FUN AT THE MOVIES. WHEN I TAKE MY LUNCH "TO WORK" DOWNSTAIRS, THEY LAUGH!! :rofl: YEARS AGO MY DD BOUGHT ME A METAL LUNCHBOX!!

MICHELLE~ SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE THE HIBERNATION BUG LIKE JEN AND I HAVE. SEEMS EVERY FALL WE GET SLEEPY-ISH AND THE ENERGY DRAINS. HOPE YOU SHAKE IT OFF. NICE STEPPING ANYWAY!

SHAD~ GOD IT GETS HOT THERE!! PAINT DRYING ON NTHE BRUSH HOT! :faint: GUESS I WILL HAVE TO STAY OVER HERE THEN. :rofl: WHEN MANKIND IS GONE...THE BUGS ARE GOING TO TAKE OVER THE PLANET. THEY LIVE THRU ANYTHING. HOPE YOU GUYS GET SOME RAIN THIS YEAR AND KEEP THE FIRES AT BAY. WHEN THEY SPOKE ON TV ABOUT CALIFORNIA...THEY SAID AS MUCH FOR AUS. SEEMS LIKE THESE FIRES GET WORSE EVERY YEAR. THE PICS ARE GORGEOUS AS ALWAYS. TOUGH CHOICE!

JEANETTE~ NICE FOR THE VISIT AND GOOD FOR YOU STICKING TO THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU...LIKE PEACE AND QUIET! HOPE YOUR DAY GOES WELL AND CONGRATS ON THE STEPS!! EVEN FOR 2 DAYS THAT IS GREAT.

diyana
09-23-2009, 09:36 AM
Happy Hump Day!

It was raining most of the day yesterday, and I had a class/workshop after work, so I couldn't get to the gym....so I only got about 6300 steps in (walking around and between buildings) but no extra exercise. Oh well, given that I walked almost 18000 on Monday, that still puts me well over 20,000 for the two days. I will walk more at work today and am going to the gym tonight.

Shad - Sorry to hear about the dust storms! That must be awful! The photos look so weird and eerie. I hope your headache goes away soon. As for the smell of ciggies...I quit nearly 20 years ago, and now I can't even be around it. Even outdoors, if someone is smoking near me, I can feel my lungs tighten. It sucks because so many people here smoke. But hopefully when the new laws go into effect that ban smoking in all restaurant and bars and some outdoor venues, I'll be able to breathe easier.

Ceejay - How nice of your cousin and his wife to drop by! Over 18,000 steps? You rock, sista! Great job on getting so much walking and exercise in!! :woohoo:

Happy - I haven't cracked open the You on a Diet book yet, but I listen to the audiobook in the car. I really like it. Some good info about the body chemistry and why things work the way they do, and some good common sense advice. I'll still follow WW, but I am gleaning some good tips from this book. BTW, is the presentation this week or next...or did I miss it? You don't sound as stressed about it.

Mel - I admit that I'm one of those who likes to munch while watching football. Normally I munch on pretzels and diet soda...but this past week's game was frustrating and I wanted to keep on crunching...and didn't have enough points for a whole bag of pretzels...so I crunched on carrots instead. Good on you and Jen for getting your shots. I'm getting mine in a couple weeks.

Lots to do today, so I'd better get on with it.

Love and hugs to all,

annie175
09-23-2009, 09:38 AM
Hump Day/Trash Day..............

Well as it turned out last night, T called me here at work around 4p and wanted to know if I wanted to meet him at Good Fellas for dinner. Heck yeah, no cooking for me. They make oven baked pizza's. OMG it was so tasty. It had pepperoni (which I picked off, doesn't settle in tummy to well), sliced meatballs<---weird thing on the ZA but was good, green pepper, black olives and jalapenos (yep, can't live without those). I had 1 1/2 pieces of ZA, a side salad, and a full glass of water (probably a 30 oz glass. Not so bad, I guess, could of been worse. The ZA was so good, I wanted to keep eating it, but tummy said no ma'am. T started OT last night too, now he goes in at 8:00 pm and gets off at 7:00 am. Poor baby, altho he didn't really look all that tired.

****I have set a two night record**** Two blissful nights of sleep in a row. Is it the eating healther? or am I just plum tuckered out from all the excitement of life and work. LOL

Shad...wow the dust storm pictures look like something out of a nuclear bomb movie, or the end of the earth. Yikes! Stay inside and read, cooking always leads to overeating. wink wink.... Maybe you could place one of your beautiful pix of flowers in the loo. I love your pictures. You should go into some sort of photo business.

Ceejay....18,635 steps by this am. Me thinks, you forgot to erase yesterday's count. Or maybe not...just could be hopping around a lot.

Happy....Yes, CVS is a hopping place, filled with ALL kinds of people. I have been hit on about 8 times and asked out twice. WHere were all these men before I met Tony? Not a soul paid attention to me before and I was begging for a date. Life is funny like that.

Hidee Ho to Everone...Chelle, Patty, Laura and anyone else I have missed. Oh and the sneaker inners that will have posted before I could hit reply.

Love and Hugs

annie175
09-23-2009, 09:39 AM
Ok MEL and CHELLE are the sneaker inners...back to post to you shortly.

annie175
09-23-2009, 09:47 AM
MEL...let's see, you are a "No Show Sneaker Inner" NSSI- sounds like a cop show. It is sad about snacking during football/sports, but it is certainly job security for those of us who work at CVS...Most of the sales is alcohol. I think I may have mentioned on here before, but CVS did 2 million in the alcohol aisle ALONE last year. Wow, that is a lot of booze. Plus CVS has such awesome sales on alcohol, people tend to shop there instead of the typical liquor stores. At least in our area. Hmmm, all the fires, I wonder if that is how this all ends???

Chelle...I was raised in cigarette smoke, bad stuff, my dad was a 4 to 5 packer a day. It was like walking through a smoke wall. I blame all my medical and mental (lol) probs on my dad's 2nd hand smoke. I was never a smoker, so the smell has always grossed me out. For no walking and exercising 6300 steps is quite good. You are doing wonderful.

Better get on with this job. Played entirely too much this morning already.

Love and Hugs

ceejay52
09-23-2009, 02:45 PM
I'm not in a good mood today. My hip is still very painful. I almost called in sick. I've told the boss that I'm taking it easy today--Not going up and down the stairs every hour either. I will be going back to the doctor tomorrow. I'm hoping he'll make an x-ray.

I'm going to agree with Annie that I didn't reset my pedometer yesterday. However, the boss and I worked like toe heads rearranging stuff.

Shad
Those pictures are spooky. Hope it doesn't last long. Stay inside as much as possible.

annie175
09-23-2009, 04:49 PM
Ceejay, maybe you need one of Chelle's shots in your hip?

diyana
09-23-2009, 05:13 PM
Ceejay - I hope your hip is feeling a little better. I'm glad you're going to see the doc. Does ice or heat help when you get home and can rest?

Annie - Until I was 10, I was raised in a smoky household. My mother smoked like a smokestack. I totally understand the wall of smoke, and I do blame my asthma on growing up in that environment. When I was 10, I went to live with my dad and step-mom who don't smoke (well, my dad smoked cigars occasionally...but not too much).

annie175
09-23-2009, 05:20 PM
Tomorrow is the Worldlies check in day. I have a feeling I either stayed the same if not up one lb. Just a feeling, nothing to base it on.

Chelle...Go Figure..I raised my kids in a smoke free environment. Now my daughter has smoked since she was 20 she will be 24 in November. My son chews and has since about 17 he is 21. It breaks my heart too and I tell them that. I know I shouldn't say that to them for making them feel guilty, however I just hate that about both my kids.

Shad
09-23-2009, 07:42 PM
Morning all,
Well our skies are clear again but it is a bit hazy out there. Everything is covered with a layer of orange/red dirt and we are being advised not to exercise outside today or for the rest of the week since it will take that long for all the dust to settle. Today the dust cloud has moved north to Cairns and Townsville. We should also wash the house walls and not let water into the rain tanks (should it ever rain) until the guttering is cleared and cleaned. Mother Nature sure is showing her temper this week. Fire, dust, wind, hail and snow. This continent has had it all in the last 7 days.
I've been looking through my photos and have sort of picked three to take to the store and have printed. I'll attach them at the bottom so we can take a vote on yes or no or if you think there are others in the collection that would be better, let me know. I'm not sure about the orchids. I might prefer another picture of a subject which is closer.
I'm thinking of printing them around size 10x8" and either putting them in a silver frame or maybe on a block and no frame at all. Either way, they are to go on a deep aquamarine wall. The paint is actually called Dashing Green but it really isn't green.
Weight unfortunately is up this week. It's because I have been eating too many carbs and not enough veges. I'll have to work on that. Not good.

Mel - Take care and avoid the officials. Otherwise you will be back in the thick of it. They just love volunteers. Take your lunch with pride in the metal lunchbox. Did DD decorate the box?

Happy - good to hear you are moving easily in the new shoes. I really need new trainers myself. I might have to take a trip to the States to get some. They are so incredibly expensive here. Bah Humbug.
I've seen the dark trends in loos and bathrooms over here. Can't imagine showering in black granite with splashes of red and having to have the lights or candles burning all the time just to see your way around. My loo - which is separate from the bathroom is in white, black and aqua. It looks a bit clinical (but clean) that is why I need to brighten it up a bit. If it was black and red, being the size it is (small - about 5' by 3') it might just be like the inside of a coffin - closed.

Michelle - Sometimes a day off from the gym is beneficial - gives the muscles a time to heal.

Annie - dinner sounds good if not on plan. Helps sometims.

Ceejay - Probably all that rearranging didn't do the hip much good. Hope it feels better today.

And with that it is time to get on with the day. I've wasted enough of it already. But that's life.

diyana
09-24-2009, 08:56 AM
Today is not a good day for me emotionally...I'm worried about my dog. He's having problems with his gums. They are bleeding and sore and he's having trouble eating. Since he is diabetic and on insulin, we need to make sure he eats...so I'm giving him softer foods. I'm going to call the vet today and see if I can get him in tomorrow. They'll have to put him under anesthesia to examine and clean his teeth and fix his gums. He's such a sweetie. I hate to see him in pain.

I got about 17,500 steps in yesterday, which included an hour on the treadmill. And I did well eating within my points. Hopefully, weigh in today will be good. After work, I plan to go to the gym for 1/2 hour of cardio, 1/2 hour of weights and maybe 1/2 hour of Tai Chi.

Shad - Mother Nature is sure taking it ALL out on the land down under, huh? The photos are lovely!

I'll catch up with everyone later...lots to get done this morning, including trying to get out of this worry funk.

MELODY525
09-24-2009, 09:23 AM
SHAD~ GLAD TO HEAR THE DUST STORM IS MOVING ON. HOPE IT ALL SETTLES DOWN QUICKY. WAS THINKING OF YOU EARLY THIS MORNING...WE HAD MORE SHOWERS. MORE RAIN THAN WE HAVE EVER HAD ON THE EAST COAST THIS YEAR. MUST BE SOME OF YOURS!! WILL SEND STORMY THOUGHTS YOUR WAY :rain: HOPE THE HEADACHE LEAVES WITH THE WIND!!! THE FLOWERS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND I LIKE THE CLOSE-UP SHOTS BETTER. BUT I AM NO JUDGE OF DECORATING WHEN IT COMES TO PICTURES!

MICHELLE~ WOW!! THAT IS A MESS OF STEPS!! YOU COULD HAVE WALKED HERE BY NOW :running: I AM NOT A SPORTS FAN BUT GIVE ME A GOOD MOVIE AND I CAN MUNCH MY WAY ALL THRU IT!!! :hun: TV WATCHING IS HUNGRY STUFF!!
* JUST READ ABOUT THE DOGGIE. HOPE ALL WILL BE WELL WHEN THE VET SEES HIM. SENDING YOU ALL A BIG :hug:

ANNIE~ 2 MILL IN BOOZE!! WOW!! YOU AND I ARE IN THE WRONG BUSINESS!! WE SHOULD BE MAKING HOOTCH IN OUR BASEMENTS AND BOTTLING IT UP FOR THE BIG GAMES!! :rofl: GLAD YOU GOT OUT TO EAT AND EVEN HAPPIER TO HEAR YOUR 2 NIGHT RECORD SETTING SLEEP! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK :cloud9:

CEEJAY~ HOPE THE DR CAN HELP WITH THE HIP. NOTHING WORSE WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO WORK THAN HIP PAIN. SENDING A :hug: YOUR WAY.


:cofdate: I CANNOT TELL A LIE...I ENDED UP SETTING UP THE ROOM FOR THE NURSES WITH 2 MAINT MEN. IT HADN'T BEEN DONE YET AND NO ONE KNEW WHAT TO DO. SIGH. THEN I GOT OUT OF THERE FAST. MY FRIEND CALLED JEN AND I DOWN WHEN THE CROWD THINNED OUT. NOT THE CROWD THAT WE EXPECTED. NOT EVEN NEAR A 100 PEOPLE. DON'T KNOW WHAT THE DEAL WITH THAT WAS. I USUALLY HAD 150-200. IT FIGURES THOUGH DOESN'T IT?? :rofl: JEN IS STRUGGLING WITH SINUSES AND NOW THE "FLUSH" OF THE SHOT. I AM SO SO. BUT JUST GOING TO HAVE SOME LAZY DAYS. CARPET IS BEING REPLACED IN THE OFFICE AGAIN....THEY DID A BAD JOB AND IT'S BEING REDONE. I ONLY NEED TO OPEN AND CLOSE THIS TIME AND ALSO FOR THE COMPUTER TECHIE. HE'S GOING TO BE HERE ALL DAY SETTING UP THE HOST COMPUTER FOR THE INSTALLATION OF ALL THE NEW COMPUTERS. SO THE WEEKEND IS ALL MAPPED OUT FOR ME :rofl: BUT THIS IS A "CASH" JOPB SO I AM HAPPY. O JUST HOPE THE SENIORS STAY QUIET!!!
HAPPY THURSDAY/FRIDAY :moped:

annie175
09-24-2009, 09:25 AM
Mornin Chickies.

Well H*ll, I forgot to set the alarm clock last night and didn't wake until 6:30 this morning. That is about 1 1/2 hours later than I need to get up. Was rushed getting ready for work and was only 25 minutes late. WOuldn't of been that late except the traffic at the later hour is horrendous.

Chelle.....Great on the steppers. March on chickie. Goodluck at weigh in today. Poor doggie, hope everything is ok with him.

Shad...I vote for picture #3. It is brighter and more colorful..Altho a pink flower would look lovely also. Smiles...

My check in...not so good....up 1 lb. to 155. I know exactly why too and nuff said about that.

Heys to everyone.

Love and hugs.

annie175
09-24-2009, 09:27 AM
MEL...you win the sneaker inner prize today.....You just can't stay away from that office, can you. It is hard to give up something you worked so hard to organize to an unruly crowd...

happy2bme
09-24-2009, 09:48 AM
Good morning ladies,

Quick check in for me.

Michelle :hug: I hope everything will be ok with your puppy. Working on the teeth is always traumatic for them. Do you have to give him insulin or just monitor his food? I am astounded by all the steps you get in.

Annie - I'd say you did good (25 minutes) for oversleeping that long. Sure does wake you up fast when you realize what's going on :yikes:

Mel - you'd better get in and out of the office with that carpet installation. All those smells and dust will not be doing you any good my friend. Oh how they depend on you - but the cash is always welcome, right?

Ceejay - hope you got in to see your doc and your hip is feeling better. I think they had me doing some physical therapy exercises. Not sure if they helped much.

Shad - I actually like the orchid shot as it's an interesting display. But the 2 orange flowers will no doubt pop on your aquamarine walls. That will add some interesting contrast. The pics are all very pretty.

:wave: Laura - did you get your mojo back again? :D

I guess I'd say I did ok this week. Didn't get to walk yesterday -started out 3 times and continually got disrupted. Got a few things done last night when I got home so feeling good about that. I'd say I started to tackle some of the bad habits. Taking my shoes (which I can feel working the leg muscles now that I'm doing regular walks in them) and plan on making up some laps today.

Gotta run. Everyone have a good day.

Laura705
09-24-2009, 02:07 PM
Well, it's Thursday so I'll just report for the challenge that my weight went the wrong way by an appalling number this week. Other goals were not met. Yesterday was okay for eating though, and in spite of the shock of the number on the scale this morning, I think I'm feeling less anxious about things overall and ready to get down to business.

I dug out my pedometers (turns out I have three) yesterday. I have an old one from McDonald's (a freebie that they were giving away when the introduce their new salads several years back) that's really just a step counter. I figured that was good enough for the time being, and the display still displayed and it reset when I hit that button, so I clipped it on yesterday evening and took doggy for a 25 min. walk. Total: 27 steps. I think the battery is gone, you think? :lol: I will look at the other two pedometers tonight and get one of them set with fresh battery and settings, etc. I suppose if I only care about counting steps and not the actual distance I go, I don't really need to worry about entering the correct length of my stride, etc. Such a PITA.

Okay, I'll have to get back later for personals!

ceejay52
09-24-2009, 02:42 PM
Checking in. I actually lost .4 pounds, and it's better than a gain. I also lost an inch in the bust and gained an inch in the hips. I'm wondering if my hip is swollen due to the imflammation.

michelle
Poor doggie. I didn't realize that they had diseases such a diabetes. And yes the heating pad does work for awhile and so do the Tylenol arthritis strength meds. I need to take some more. I'm going to wait till tomorrrow to make sure these will help.

annie
Hugs. :hug: You've had some rough spots this week. Don't let it discourage you. Yes, I have had the injection in my hip but I think I over did it on the first day. The injection made me super hyper.

Laura
Hugs to you also. I know life gets in my way but it's not going to rule my emotions any more, easier said than done though. Good for you in digging out your pedometers. They probably all need new batteries. Had to replace the batteries in my blood pressure machine this morning. I thought I was a walking "dead person" this morning. It kept giving me errors.

Happy
Hope you get your walk in today at work. Working on the bad habits are great goals also. 50 miles is a good walking goal.

Mel
I think I smell a rat in the office. If I were a betting pere I'd say they just didn't do what they were supposed to do knowing you would do it. Get some rest.

Shad
I like all three picture's but the last one is my favorite. Glad the dust storm has moved out of your area also.


We had a horrible accident at work yesterday in the electric department. One of our line man was working on a transformer when it exploded. He was severely burned. He's in the Memphis Medical burn Center. Keep him in your thoughts.

I've been cleaning house this morning. The bathroom and kitchen are clean, and most of the laundry is done.

I still had over 7,000 steps last night from work.

annie175
09-24-2009, 02:51 PM
Well Cr*p....I forgot my shower knob broke again in my shower. Will have to purchase yet another knob. I can't believe it as I am the ONLY one who showers in there and I am certainly not rough with the shower handle. It is like the metal is eating the plastic knob. Can't find a metal one anywhere, don't even know if they make them to fit that. This life is nichol and diming me to death. Will I ever meet the needs of my bills. Just shoot me in the eye.

diyana
09-24-2009, 03:36 PM
Thanks everyone for your good wishes for my doggie. I am leaving in about 1/2 hour to take him to the vet. They want to examine him and do blood tests before they even consider doing a teeth cleaning and putting him under anesthesia. Hopefully, they'll just give us antibiotics and something to stop the bleeding and the pain and then we can bring him in for a cleaning when it's healed. My poor little guy. :(

Weigh in went good...not as good as I hoped given all my exercise....but I lost 0.4 lb, so I'll take it. :) Despite the stress of my doggie, my eating is good today. Not sure if I'll get in all the exercise I planned...what with the trip to the vet and all.

Mel - Sounds like you do have a busy weekend planned, but extra cash is definitely good.

Annie - Good thing you were only 25 minutes late. Up a lb isn't bad considering the wedding last weekend. Sorry to hear you have to change your shower knob again. That sucks. I'm surprised you can't find a metal one...not even at Home Depot?

Happy - We give my dog insulin injections twice a day, and we have to make sure he eats well at the time of the shot...so he doesn't get too much insulin. We don't check his blood daily (like I used to check mine). But we do take him in for periodic blood tests. Good for you for all the walking! I love that you're charting your miles! :woohoo:

Laura - I think your McD's pedometer has seen better days or at least needs a new battery.

Ceejay - You and I lost the same amount, and you're right...it is better than a gain. I'll bet the increase in your hip is due to inflammation...are you putting ice on it? A heating pad will increase inflammation (even though it does sometimes feel better than ice - ice will reduce inflammation). Yup...doggies and kitties can get diabetes...and we've taken care of both. Steroid injections can make a person hyper...as can oral steroids (Prednisone). Sending :angel: and saying prayers for the line man who was burned.

Well, I've got a few things to finish before I leave so I'd better get to it.

Thanks again for all the good thoughts about my dog!

Lots of love and hugs,

Laura705
09-24-2009, 03:50 PM
Annie – Oy, the alarm. I get ticked when I forget to turn it off for the weekend and it goes off on Saturday morning, but it's worse when it doesn't go off on a workday! Had no idea CVS did such a big liquor biz. Not the shower knob again! How frustrating. :tantrum:

Ceejay – Sorry you hip's still bothering you, even after the cortisone! Hope the doc can help you get some relief from the pain. Good to tell the boss you're taking it easy on the steps at work. And remind him about your hip the next time he wants to rearrange things in the office! Congrats on the loss this week. Awful news about the burned employee. I'll keep him in my thoughts.

Happy – Glad you had a good week for the challenge. Hope you make up the laps today. I just took a walk after lunch (Subway turkey sandw., baked chips) and now that I'm downloading podcasts, it's nice to walk and focus on something other than food and work while on my lunch break. I think I'm getting my mojo back. :cool:

Mel – Wonder why the flu shot volume was lower this year. Busy weekend for the office. What a hassle with the redo of the carpet. Don't hang around there sucking up those toxic fumes! Crossing my fingers the seniors stay quiet. :crossed:

Michelle – I'm so sorry your doggy is suffering gum problems. :( I hope the vet can get them taken care of. I do not look forward to the day we have to have our dog in for teeth cleaning. I wish we'd gotten him on a tooth-brushing regimen as a pup! Good job on your exercise and food, and the loss! I didn't see anyplace on the McD's pedometer for a battery, or a screw to get to it, so I think that's it. I have a red heart-shaped freebie pedometer from Barbara's Puffins cereal, and I have another I bought from a sporting goods store many years ago. One of those should be fine, once I get the batteries changed out.

Shad – I hope the dust settles soon – the yellow sky seems so apocalyptic. Like Annie wrote – is that how it all ends? Keep inside! As for the pic for the loo – I think a more intense color against the aquamarine paint would look very nice. I also prefer the light, bright colors. I just bought a new shower curtain, but haven't gone out and bought all new coordinating rugs, towels, etc to go with it because the curtain colors are all deeper and I'm unsure if I even want to keep it.

Most of this morning was spent in a CPR class – I'm on the emergency committee at work. Thank goodness they have annual refresher courses! Nothing going on tonight, but I want to get out for a dog walk - with a working pedometer. Have a good afternoon ladies. :wave:

Shad
09-24-2009, 11:59 PM
Afternoon all,

Meant to post this morning but got sidetracked. It's easy to do. I'm just waiting for the plaster to dry on the loo walls so I can patch up a couple of bits of paint. The tiling is finally finished. I can put all the tools away - Yahoo. Now only a few bits to do in there and get on with something else.

Not much to add today. I'm very tired for some reason so think a siesta might be in order.

I'll be back later to catch up on the posts.

diyana
09-25-2009, 08:48 AM
Happy Friday ladies -

I took my dog Doppler to the vet yesterday. She examined him and ran blood tests. She was planning on doing a full dental cleaning today, but the blood test showed he was anemic (from his gums bleeding so much) and that his platelets were very low (which is why his gums were bleeding so much). She said that the low platelet count can be caused by his immune system seeing his platelets as something that shouldn't be there and destroying them, which can sometimes be caused by something a tick excretes into the blood when they bite (and we were just in tick country up north, but we checked the dogs for ticks and didn't see any). All our dogs are on Flea and Tick prevention...but that means that the flea or tick dies when they bite, so they could bite and get their anti-clotting agent into the bloodstream. She said normally they would treat this with antibiotics and steroids, but a side effect of the steroids would be that Doppler's nicely stabilized blood sugar would be thrown all out of whack. So instead she prescribed an immunosuppressant drug so that his platelet count would get back to normal. She said essentially, he has an auto-immune disease right now. But she believes it will clear up in a couple weeks. So antibiotics and immunosuppresants it is for a couple weeks. And she said that we can use Anbesol on his gums to help him be more comfortable. And for awhile, we're supposed to wet his food to make it softer for him to eat (and not as rough against his gums). I'm using low sodium, fat free chicken broth...and he's wolfing it down. He already seems more comfortable and hopefully by the time I get home today, he'll be feeling better.

I didn't get any exercise in yesterday, as after the vet appointment, which took awhile, I went to the pharmacy to get the prescriptions. But my eating was good and healthy. I'm planning to go to the gym tonight and this weekend. Other than that, no big plans for the weekend. We're kind of playing it by ear based on the weather. I will get to the gym and make some veggie soup though.

Laura - Every time I pay for a teeth cleaning for my dogs, I kick myself for not brushing their teeth regularly. But they hate it so much. I've got to do it now though at least once per week. Of course, I'll wait 'till Doppler's doing better before I brush his teeth, I don't want to aggravate his gums and get them bleeding again. Get those pedometer batteries, girlfriend! Glad to hear you got your mojo back. That's cool that your company sends you to CPR class. I'd used to know how to do that...but my certification lapsed long ago.

Shad - You might be tired because you're always busy doing something! :lol: Or it could be with all the dust in the air, which doesn't allow you as much oxygen as you need. Sometimes we all need a siesta.

A big :wave: to everyone! I'll check back in later.

Love and hugs,

happy2bme
09-25-2009, 09:35 AM
Good morning chicks,

A quick hiya before I have to skeedaddle out of here. :wave:

Nothing much going on here other than I'm eager to get the work part of Friday out of the way so I can get busy here at home.

I'll try and get on at lunch time. Happy Friday :grouphug:

annie175
09-25-2009, 09:39 AM
Good Morning All....

Well got to work and went to make coffee, couldn't stand the site of the silverware and plastic ware drawers...soooooo clean both out with 409, went to the supply room, found some vinyl folders, cut them in half taped them together and made drawer liners. Washed out the ware holders and now it is all nice and clean....Eventually I will have that breakroom clean and useable to my standards. lol

Chelle....well the news on doggie is better than expected. Could of been a lot worse. Hope he gets to feeling much better. I finally got 8500 steps in yesterday. I had been wearing my pedometer in the wrong place and it was only chalking up about half my steps, so now I am getting a better count where I am wearing it now. I have been cheating myself of steps since this past January, almost a year. What a duh head.

Shad...you are exhausted from all the work you do in the loo...lol. More ways than one. hehe.. I am the jokester this morning.

Laura...at my last place of employment, I was on the Safety Team and got CPR and ADE training for free. I do miss that now as I am no longer certified. Good for you! Keep OP this weekend and give us a great report on Monday.....

Tony's OT got changed to Sat night, so we actually get to spend some time together tonight. Sad thing is we are both exhausted and will probably sleep most of it. LOL. At least we will be together. How dorkie is that?

I have had....drum roll please....4 nights of uninterrupted sleep. I am feeling pretty good at the moment. The funny thing is I have been sleep on top of the comforter, sleeping side to side rather than the normal direction on the bed. I am thinking, hey whatever it takes....I will do it to sleep. Hella Bella thinks I have lost my mind, cause when I kiss her goodnight and love on her before bed, it is from the wrong side of the bed according to her. She just stands and looks at me.

Hey to all....have a great Friday...TGIF fo sho.

Love and hugs.

annie175
09-25-2009, 09:40 AM
Happy...you are the sneaker inner today...have a great day at work, my dear.

Hugs

Laura705
09-25-2009, 11:56 AM
Annie – we covered the AED in the CPR class as well. Our company has this training annually, so I should be able to keep up the certif. as long as I'm willing to be on the Emerg. Committee.

Food's been much better the last couple days (eating more rationally) and I weighed in this morning down two pounds from yesterday's weigh in. Certainly was something going on other than pure weight gain at yesterday's weigh in, but I'm still up a pound from my starting point. But I earned that. :rolleyes: Bummer about the undercounted pedometer steps - you could have earned your $$$ more quickly. But it's better than having overcounted.

Hope your co-workers follow your example and keep the break room clean.

So nice you're sleeping well this week! LOL about Bella's reaction.

Michelle – Doppler has a pretty complex health situation. I hope the immune system drug does the trick and he gets back in balance quickly. Re the toothbrushing – my bf thinks it's too late in the game to start (doggy is 6.5 yo), but I think it's worth a shot. But it's too tempting to take a short cut and just get in there with a toothbrush, instead of taking all the steps to get him accustomed to it – i.e, getting him used to having your fingers in his mouth, rubbing his teeth, etc. It's something that takes consistency, that's for sure.

Finally: I popped a fresh battery in my pedometer and steps so far today are 2282.

Shad – Your post reminds me that I have to finish the patching project I started last month in the dining room. A couple patched areas were larger and took longer to dry… and I never got back to it the next day. Yeh, I agree w/ Michelle – wonder if all that dust in the air is making you feel tired.

Hellos to Ceejay, Mel and Patty!

I have my annual mammo tomorrow morning, oh fun. No other exciting weekend plans, but I need to do some shopping for just about everything. Saturday is forecast as rainy, so I won't mind being indoors at the stores. Okay, back to work for me. :comp: Have a good weekend everyone.

ceejay52
09-25-2009, 12:59 PM
Michelle
I'm glad that the dog is on it's way to wellness. He's got a good mommie.

Annie
Maybe it's time to rearrange the furniture or you are exhausted. LOL about Bella.

Laura
Glad that the pedometer is now working. I didn't have but 3,000 steps last night at bed time so this was all due to inside walking and cleaning.

Happy
Don't work to hard today. Have you finished your project?

Shad
I'm with the other's you deserved a day off to relax.

Mel
Are you snuggles in bed? Enjoy your day.

It's raining here and I'm ready for it to go away. I'm also cleaning some "hotspots" a fly lady term this morning before I head over to Paragould for the week end. My hip seems to be better today. I sat in the message chair last night and that really helped. I may have over done it when I helped the boss move furniture. It's time for me to get off the computer and get busy again.
I also read on another websight that Patty is sick. I also found out that there were 3 lineman, plus on of the bosses involved when the transformer blew up but they were all burned. The boss has burns on his hands but two of the linemen will get to come home today. One is still in critical condition.

annie175
09-25-2009, 02:33 PM
Ceejay...it has done nothing but rain here for the past several day also. It is raining and gray now. Great sleeping weather, maybe that is why I have slept so good lately??

MELODY525
09-25-2009, 04:39 PM
i couldn't weigh-in yesterday...i was a bit dizzy to be bent in 1/2 upside down. but today the scale said 185.5:dance:
OOPS...LOST MY CAPS....THIS IS THE LOWEST I HAVE BEEN IN A LONG TIME. HOVERING AROUND 190 WAS GETTING TOO SCARY FOR ME. REMINDING ME I CANNOT BREATHE AT NIGHT LYING DOWN!! GOOD INCENTIVE TO LOSE RIGHT?? :rofl: FEELING PECKISH STILL FROM THE SHOT. JEN IS SICK BUT HANGING IN THERE. WE'RE DOING NOTHING THIS WEEKEND. RICHIE IS GOING FOOD SHOPPING! :cheer3: BACK TO A LIE DOWN. HAVE A GREAT DAY. HAPPY FRIDAY/SATURDAY :moped:

ANNIE~ IT IS TOUGH TO GET OUT OF THE RAT RACE AND WATCH THE RATS RUIN EVERYTHING I WORKED OVER 20 YEARS FOR. SIGH. SENDING A HUG TO YOU FOR THE NICKLE AND DIMING COSTS OF LIFE :hug: I HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR ON THAT ISSUE :hug:

LAURA~ HOW WAS THE MOVIE NIGHT? GET OUT THERE AND EXERCISE THOSE SNEAKERS!!! :rofl: I AM GLAD YOU HAD THE CPR CLASS....JUST IN CASE I NEED RECUSSITATING! YA NEVER KNOW WITH US CHICKS:rofl:

JEANETTE~ SENDING YOU AND YOUR HIP A BIG OLD HUG TOO :hug: HAVE YOU TRIED A BAG OF FROZEN PEAS ON IT??? COLD IS MUCH BETTER FOR AN INFLAMMATION THAN HEAT. HOPE IT FEELS BETTER SOON. AND IF YOU WERE A "BETTING PERSON"....YOU WOULD WIN. I KNOW THEY COUNT ON ME JUMPING IN...I JUST CAN'T SEEM TO CONTROL MYSELF :rofl:

SHAD....I CAN WATCH THE PLASTER DRY WHILE YOU FINISH UP THE OTHER ODD JOBS :lol3: :lol3:

MICHELLE~I AM SO SORRY ABOUT THE DOGGIE. HOPE EVERYTHING WORKS OUT OK AND SEND MORE HUGS FOR ALL OF YOU :hug:

:cofdate: 8 HOURS LATER I AM JUST FINISHING THIS POST. I FORGOT TO SEND IT BEFORE I LEFT. JEN IS SICKER AND I DID THE FOOD SHOPPING. RICHIE IS SICK TOO. HOPE THEY DON'T HAVE A VIRUS. DID SOME OFFICE WORK. THANK GOD THEY ARE LEAVING SOON. THEN JUST THE RUGS AND COMPUTER MAN. TOLD THEM BOTH TODAY WHEN THEY CHECKED IN WITH ME THAT I AM MONLY OPENING DOORS....NOT BABY SITTING!! :bb:
GOTT GO AND SHOWER. LOVE TO ALL. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!

MELODY525
09-25-2009, 04:42 PM
JEANETTE~ I JUST SEE YOUR NEW POST AND SEND PRAYERS FOR ALL THE BURNT MEN. GOD...HOW AWFUL. HOPE THEY WILL ALL HEAL FAST. YOU NEVER KNOW HUH? TERRIBLE. :hug: HOPE YOU GET SUN AND FEEL GOOD YOURSELF TOO :sunny:

Shad
09-25-2009, 05:51 PM
Morning all,

It is morning as well and very early at that. I've got up early to try to get things done before the heat hits. Supposed to get up to 32C today and we have another dust storm on the way. Lucky I got all the washing done yesterday. And I can see the storm approaching. It's just a line on the horizon at the moment, but growing. This one is not expected to be as bad as the last one.

Mel - sorry to hear that Jen and Richie are both sick. No doubt the stress from the old man is catching up with them. So you are the gofer this weekend for rugs, elevators, offices etc. Just open the door, point and go. You'll be okay.

Ceejay - you can still send over that rain. It might just settle some of the dust around the place, although I guess if the rain settled it, we would have a street absolutely gleaming with orange/ red muck and mud. Ewwwwww.

Laura - good to hear that you are slowly getting it back together again with food and exercise. Glad it is you and not me having the boob squish - don't want to think about that until next year again.

Annie - Nice that you and the boy are to have some time together today. Make the most of it.
You are very energetic - cleaning out the kitchen at work. Some people are such pigs. Makes me wonder if they do that sort of thing at home as well.

Michelle - poor little doggie. But at least is enjoying the soup. Hope the meds work.

Happy - Not long to go before the weekend. Whats planned at your place for this happy occasion?

Okay - the dust cloud haze is getting closer and a breeze is coming up. Time to get on with what I can outside before it takes hold. The DS2 is going to Goondiwindi for the weekend. 4 hour drive. He and some mates (both male and female) are going to the 'Plucked Duck' Ball. I hope they can find something to 'pluck' through the dust. Or shouldn't I say things like that. Anyway I am out of here.

1day@atime
09-25-2009, 11:17 PM
Hello Ladies,

I have been sick for the last 7 days. Started as upper respiratory and then turned into Bronchatis. I have never in my life missed 5 days of work. I think my body was so worn out from the stress of job, then getting the job and still stressed out.
Anyway, i'm the road to recovery, we'll i keep saying that. I am feeling better though.

It will take me a while to catch up. Hope all are doing well.

Oh, on the good note, i lost 5 pounds...of course not the way i wanted to take it off, but if i'm gonna be sick, might as well have something good come out of it.

Shad
09-26-2009, 01:55 AM
Late last week, one of New Zealand's best loved entertainers passed away. Sir Howard Morrison was from the same era as Elvis (you could almost say he was the NZ version of Elvis since their music choices were similar - only Sir Howard lasted longer. I can remember this man at the State Theatre in Wellington in the Miss New Zealand Show. His voice at that time was so powerful, he didn't need amplification. He could fill the theatre and he didn't need backing music to hold to tune. He had a voice like brown velvet. Believe it or not, there were a lot of us who would have been very happy for him to put his guitar in our closet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlYk2v_kHeg&feature=player_embedded.

The link above is to a YouTube recording of Sir Howard Morrison singing 'How Great Thou Art (Whakaria Mai). I hope it works for you.

MELODY525
09-26-2009, 09:02 AM
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:wave: GOOD MORNING CHICKS OF THE WORLLD!! :wave:

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE :cofdate:
I AM RISED AND SHINE. MEN ARE ON THEIR WAY. 55 DEGREES...55 NOT 5 SHAD....I FORGOT TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LAUGHED THE OTHER DAY. 55 IS BAD ENOUGH :brr: OPENED THE WINDOW AND PUT SOME INCENSE IN THE BEDROOM. NOW I WILL EVACUATE MYSELF TO THE OFFICE. GONNA BE A GOOD DAY...I CAN FEEL IT IN MY BONES :dance:

SHAD~ WHAT?? THE PLUCKED DUCK BALL :rofl: TOO CUTE. HOPE THEY HAVE A SAFE DRIVE AND A GOOD TIME PLUCKING AWAY!! :belly: THOSE DUST STORMS SCARE ME...I CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT I WOULD DO. BET YOU CAN'T RUN THE A/C WHILE THEY ARE BLOWING HARD EITHER :faint: DANG....GUESS THE LAND OF KANGAROOS AND EXPENSIVE HONEY IS NOT FOR ME :lol3: :lol3: HAPPY WEEKEND LIL SIS. I LOVE THAT SONE HOW GREAT THOU ART...TOO BAD I CAN'T "DO" THE TUBE THINGY. SIGH.

PATTY~ :hug: SO SORRY TO HEAR YOU WERE SICK AND HOPE YOU WILL BE ON THE MEND MORE WITH EACH DAY. STAY WELL MY STRESSED OUT FRIEND. :hug:

MELODY525
09-26-2009, 09:39 AM
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THE PLUCKED DUCK IS EVEN ON FACEBOOK!! :rofl: :rofl:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=77682718043

Shad
09-26-2009, 05:29 PM
Hey Mel,
I ran the aircon last night. Works fine - probably because the external unit is on the south side of the house and protected from the west. We don't get dust storms like this often and yesterdays one was much less choking than the previous one. Only Sydney copped it bad - although I can see dust all over the floor and it is very dry outside which causes problems with the nose etc. So it is fine to come on down. We will just shut the doors and windows and turn on the A/c. Eat bread and honey. Shame you can't get YouTube. A lot of it is rubbish, but some of the music is wonderful. Even our pollies have a go at it and try to get to the young folk - mostly an exercise in futility - politically using the technology.

Patty - sorry to hear that you have been so sick. Lost 5 pounds huh? Now to get it to stay off.

Now that the dust is clearing and settling, I have plenty of work to do inside. Yesterday was extremely warm so didn't get too much done. It's difficult to clear and clean when you leave blobs of sweat behind. So I'll be running to catch up today. I've also got to try and find that builder. He doesn't seem to be answering emails right now. I want those verandah posts done asap as I found termites in one yesterday. Only seems to be one. But it's scary. Where else have the little buggers gone.

So while it is cool, I'm off to have breakfast and get into the hot work - later I can play with water cleaning to keep cool. Just gotta plan the day.