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10-05-2009, 09:43 AM
Good Morning everyone!

I never get to start this thread. Hope everyone has a great week!


10-05-2009, 09:49 AM
I started this and I think I may have the dates wrong - oh well - you guys get the gist of it! We all know why we are here and when LOL

I had a good weekend. I walked both days and we are going again this afternoon after an appointment that I have. Must be the way that I walk and place my feet cause it's the outside of my calf/ankle that hurts while I am walking. I keep going and hope that it will gradually get better as I go along. Its ok usually once I get home again and am not walking as much. But it isn't stopping me. Pain or not we keep going.

I don't know if I am down anything yet or not cause I won't take my scale out for at least another couple of weeks. It's still playing hide and seek in my closet. It can hide and I won't seek it!

Well, I must go have my breakfast - yogurt, grapes and toast this morning I think. I'll check in later..Happy Monday!

10-05-2009, 10:37 AM

Mama Nicole
10-05-2009, 11:14 AM
WTG Alannah. Your postiive attitude is reallly refreshing on such a cold monday morning :) Do you have a good pair of walking shoes? You might want to go get yourself a new pair, and have them fitted. I was amazed the last time I took my 11 yo DD for gym shoes....the man told me that people often buy shoes that don't fit properly....that it is more important for the shoes to fit hwere we need the support than the length of the shoe. He said your foot needs to hit (the ball of the foot) in the right spot, otherwise the shoes do not do what they were designed to fit, and that most of us buy shoes that are too short for us...that we are uncomfortable with shoes that are a couple of cm's longer in the toes. I put my scale away also, but I am a bit nervous to get back on in a couple of weeks......I have had a few sweets lately. But....I am still kicking a$$ and taking names with my workouts.

Hi Jillian :)

Barbara....I have been thinking about you and is she doing?

Katie.....are you surviving the last of the harvest? I've been thinking about you too :)

Ok, have much work to do......I didn't do my laundry for a couple of days while my sissy and bestie were I am a bit overwhelmed with work today.

Oh, but one more GF is starting another round of IL-2........they saw some delayed shrinkage of most of her they are giving it another go. Her first dose is at 5:00 p.m. Poor girl.....but so thankful there is a glimmer of hope now :)

Ok, really goign now :)

10-05-2009, 12:11 PM
Bah! Stupid rainy Monday morning! What a downer...and I might have to fire someone today (ahhh!). Not a good start to the week.
I think I might join a few of you in putting away my scale for awhile...especially when I exercise and the scale doesn't move I get REALLY mad. I did measurements on Friday though so perhaps that will be how I guage things for awhile...

10-05-2009, 12:52 PM
Just popping in to say Hi to you all. Not much new with me. Trying my best to stay OP but I think the weekends are evil and should be banned!! I struggle so much when I'm at home as opposed to work where I can only eat what I bring. Oh well, I'll find my mojo and rock the weekends. I just hope I find it soon!!!

I like the idea of putting the scale away and only using measurements or how clothes fit to gauge my WL. I'm doing TBL challenge on another thread and have to WI so that is not an option right now. I'll just try not to dwell too much on the numbers for a while and see how that works for me.

In all honesty I'd like to lose 25 pounds by next October. I figure in a year I can do that. Right???

Better get busy. Work is calling my name. Have a good Monday everyone. I'll try to check back in later in the day.

Mama Nicole
10-05-2009, 02:22 PM
Laurie....I never did congratulate you on your DD's great success of passing the boards :) What an accomplishment :)

10-05-2009, 02:36 PM
Thank you Nicole and everyone that sent their congrats. You'd think it was my accomplishment the way I'm bragging/boasting about it. Ha.

10-05-2009, 03:23 PM
Happy Monday everyone! I worked out doing my shred this weekend. It is getting easier but still really hard. Today will be day five as I skipped two days last week because I was so bloody sore!!!!! haha
I can't believe this weekend is Thanksgiving already. I am getting on the scale to weigh in tomorrow and then I am putting it away for a week. I am going to my parents and my inlaws for Thanksgiving so I will be eating two big meals. Its going to be a portion controlled weekend.......
So anybody have any great ideas about puppy training??? When do they sleep through the night???? My pup gets up at 1am and 4am every night. I am exhausted by morning. I am scared to let her cry because I worked so hard to get her to bark when she wants outside. I don't remember my other dogs being so trying...maybe its the breed. Good thing she is so dam cute!!!!
Ojay, I'll check in later...yawn!!!!!


10-05-2009, 03:52 PM
Hi everyone...happy Monday!

Our car broke down and my husband is busy fixing it.Therefore I haven't made it to the COD for my measurements yet...and had to practically live on Lean Cuisine for past few days....not I am scared to go for my measurements :?:

Nothing much happening...except I done my Thanks Giving shopping ( oct 12).

I am planning to try the crustless pumpkin pie...anyone else tried that from the La-book? Sure some feedbacks would be nice :)

Also would love to hear what others from Canada are planning?

Joan already got great plans :)

10-05-2009, 03:53 PM
Laurie, Congrats on your DD and her achievment. It would be weird if you were not proud of her and boasting about such a large achievement.

Nicole, My DD remains sick and getting sicker and weaker all the time. I just don't know what to do to get some doctor to take a serious look. She is giving up hope and thinking she'll never be able to function as an independent person again if this keeps up... She has another appt tomorrow and my DH is going with her. She came over and just cried for two hours about how awful it has been for her and I felt so helpless and then I didn't sleep all night after from the worry of it all...

10-05-2009, 04:15 PM
Thanks Barbara. My dad has Mineire's Disease ( I think that's what you said your DD has). It took a long time for him to get any relief from it. He ended up going to the Shea Clinic in Tennessee (Memphis or Nashville I think). They specialize in this type of illness and he's been great ever since. Just thought I'd throw that out there. I can get the number if you want and the name of the doctor and more details about what they did for him and let you know.

10-05-2009, 04:39 PM
I had a horrible weekend my mom was in the hospital for an irregular heart beat, but they think it is under control now. She is home today, so that makes her somewhat happy. She still looks bad and she has to wear a monitor and take 3 medications and have all these test. I just hope everything turns out ok. She has a bad history of heart diease in her family and she is a nurse so she hides things and never tells us how bad it really is.

My kids are off for Fall Break so our house is utter chaos. I think that has kept me somewhat from worrying about my mom. My kids need structure and when they do not get it, well you can imagine.

Barbara- sorry about your DD. My mother also has mineres dieases and Laurie is right, she sees a specialist here in Knoxville,TN he is only here certain days and I believe his office is in Nashville, but she does very well with it and was diagnoised quite awhile ago. (her current problems are not related)

KristinX- Hope your Day gets better

Joan and MJ- Happy Thanksgiving

Laurie- I just weigh on Monday mornings that seems to help me just to weigh once a week. I can not gauge on my clothes because of TOM right now my pants are tight but I have lost almost a pound since last week when I got them.

Alannah- great job on the walking.

Nicole- good insight on shoes. I think I will look into that..

10-05-2009, 04:50 PM
Hello All.

So sorry to hear about all the illnesses with mineres diease. Yikes!

Not alot going on with me. My trip to Baltimore last week was draining and not OP. I will have to take some recovery steps this week. Why is pasta so easily available and vegetables not? I will try to get on the scale in the a.m., but not looking forward to it. This weather change is not helping much either.

10-05-2009, 05:01 PM
Day just keeps getting crazier...ugh!

Joan...I crate trained my dog from Day 1 and never had to get up during the night with her. Just had to make sure I was all ready to go outside when I let her out cause she had a hard time holding it as soon as I opened that crate door in the morning! Somewhere around 6 months old I didn't have to crate her at night anymore, just during the day (when she wasn't in doggy daycare). At first I thought crate training was a little cruel but I wouldn't do it any other way ever again!
Aww you just made me miss my lil puppy...she just turned 5! But that puppy stage was trying! Good luck!

10-05-2009, 06:02 PM
Joan - I also crate trained both my dogs. Casey was my Jack Russell and she was a hyper handful as a puppy and it worked wonders for her. Not once did I have to get up through the night. She used to go into her crate when we were home sometimes to nap - it was so cute LOL

Nicole - I actually just got a brand new pair of sneaks last week. They are New Balance ones and they fit really well. In fact these are the first pair I have ever had that I didn't get a blister or anything while breaking them in. The pain I get is on the outside of my calf - not the back so I'm pretty sure it's because of the way I place my foot and the muscles and such just need to get over it lol. It's happened before and it gets better as I get out more. They hurt more now cause we've walked now for 4 days straight and I think maybe I just need to give them a day so tomorrow we aren't going but I am going to do other stuff instead so I'll still get a workout (hello modified shred!). I plan to go back to the shred fulltime next week again.

After our walk we had coffee and a 3 hour chat :). I love being able to do that. I missed having someone so close to home to do things with.

I want to weigh myself but I won't. Not till halloween is my plan. We'll see if I make it that far.

It is canadian thanksgiving up here this weekend. No special plans for me. probably just try and buy a small chicken or maybe a turkey breast and put it in the crockpot for the day. I don't have to worry about the pies and such as I don't eat that stuff anyway.

Hope everyone is having a good day..check in later

Mama Nicole
10-05-2009, 06:13 PM
Thank you Nicole and everyone that sent their congrats. You'd think it was my accomplishment the way I'm bragging/boasting about it. Ha.
Oh, but it is :) You raised her well enought to accomplish great things :)

10-05-2009, 09:14 PM
Hey guys!

Sorry I haven't checked in recently, it's been crazy hectic around here with moving adn the new job and all.

We're finally moved in! I want to clean the kitchen and unpack some kitchen boxes tonight, but it's 8:15, and I had a heavy pasta dinner and two glassess of wine. I am exhausted. But then again, I NEED my counters clean to cook.

Nothing's happening on the diet front. I wish. Once I get a little more settled I will start working out and eatting better.

Well, sorry I don't have time for personals! I'll check in later! Hope everyone's doing well!!

10-06-2009, 09:17 AM
Thank you Nicole and everyone that sent their congrats. You'd think it was my accomplishment the way I'm bragging/boasting about it. Ha.

Laurie - You did accomplish it! Brag away, honey.

NJAmy - I remember moving into our house and being paralyzed by indecision as to where to put stuff away. I had ALL of this room - yet I was petrified that I wouldn't put it in the perfect place. (Wow - I always joke that I have OCD... but apparently I do show some tendencies!) Good luck!

Alannah- I get that same pain down my outer calf when I start working out - make sure that you stretch really well before AND after your walks - it will get better.

Joan- I crate trained too. He loved his crate for a year - would run in there at bedtime and when he was getting disciplined or if there were small children around (his worst nightmare) - I always made sure to keep that as his "safe" place to go to. At or about his first birthday he wanted OUT! And that was it - never went in again. Now I am considering bringing it out again since he is 15 and getting incontenent.

I have a paper due today - I'm not into this class at all. I did just find out that they are going to let me finish a lot of my classes through independent study, though, so Yay!

10-06-2009, 09:19 AM
Oh hey - forgot the BEST news -

Has anyone tried the new sugar free Jello MOUSSE cups???? They are to DIE FOR!!!!! 60 calories of heaven.

They come in caramel or chocolate mousse. I love them both - they are a great little fix when the craving hits. Not sure how they would count on plan - if at all....

10-06-2009, 09:52 AM
morning all. hope everyone has a good day! not much going on with me..

10-06-2009, 12:21 PM
Hi all.Doing pretty good here.We have had the stomach flu making the rounds here.No fun.Started out with migraine headaches and then the stomach crud.I am just now getting over it.So I guess I can say the diet has been going good.LOL.Only been doing liquids.Well have to get on with the morning and start teaching my kiddo.Have a great day.

Mama Nicole
10-06-2009, 01:02 PM
Oh girls, I have been bad. DH has been out of town fo rthe last two days, and I just get a really bad attitude when he is gone. It kinda feels like, well, whatever gets me through the day attitude. Anyway, my eating has been bad, and I haven't worked out for TWO DAYS IN A ROW. I know, I know.....but have no fear, I am going to work out in a few minutes . And I am going to get up early again tomorrow, cuz I feel sooo much better whenI do that. The last couple of days have been just depressing and icky. I don't know if it is just cuz DH is gone, or if it is cuz I have slept in a bit and not gotten my workouts in. My mom always says I am love sick when DH is gone. lol. She said for real, she notices a difference in my overall attitude, that I am just down when he out of town. I guess that wouldn't be a completely crazy, since he really is the other half of me, and carries most of the sanity with him :) Anyway......I am not going to let this two day depression continue for even one more hour. It is on. Look out Jillian Michaels......I have a chip on my shoulder today :)

Have a great day girls :) And Dan :)

Mama Nicole
10-06-2009, 01:04 PM
And how about that Brett Favre in purple? Man, he was ON FIRE last night :) It was the best game I have seen since the one when Brett's dad died. And the Packers fought sooo hard........I have a lot of respect for Aaron Rodgers, I think he will go far :)

10-06-2009, 02:05 PM
Nicole - I love seeing him in purple. I'm not a huge football fan but I like a little drama now and again and him coming to the Vikings makes the game really exciting to watch. Now if we would have lost last night, that would have been a different story of course!

10-06-2009, 02:10 PM
Does any one have any must see or must do things for Boston and Maine. DH & I are leaving tomorrow morning for a wedding on Saturday in Maine so we have a little time to do some sight seeing. We fly into Boston and plan on spending the night and the next day/afternoon there and then we head up to Maine. I can't wait, I've never been to that part of the country! I do plan on eating seafood at every meal. I'm told I'll never want to eat the seafood that gets shipped to Minnesota ever again after eating the real thing.

10-06-2009, 02:31 PM
Hmmm I haven't been to Boston in years but I remember loving Quincy market! I just love Boston's like a larger version of Halifax I find. Fun factoid...The city of Halifax sends Boston a big Christmas tree every year as a thank you for their help during the Halifax explosion of 1917 :)

And yeah if you are a seafood fan eat lots of it! Oddly enough, growing up on the East Coast I don't even like seafood lol...and I work for a seafood company! Though this summer I did try steaming lobster instead of boiling and it was really good!

10-06-2009, 02:35 PM
Well I got on the scale this week and I am exactly the same, no gain, no loss. I had to get on the scale twice just to make sure. I have to say I was a little disappointed especailly since I worked out this week.
I have been weighing in every Tuesday morning. Next Tuesday will be right after our Canadian Thanksgiving so my goal is to work out for the next 3 nights since I will be away for the weekend.
Well my puppy is a little brat alright. I love her so much though! I am kennel training her however she feels the need to bark at around 2am and 4am every morning to go outside. I just can't seem to get her to sleep in her kennel thru the night. She has a shreaking bark for such a little thing. I get up, take her ouside and put her back in the kennel and she goes back to sleep temporarily. I think she waits til I get back into a good sleep and then she barks again.....I feel like I have a baby again!
Anyways I should run.
Have a great day everyone!


Mama Nicole
10-06-2009, 03:01 PM
Ah, do have a baby again :) It won't take long, and she won't wake you in the night. It takes a few weeks for their bladder to catch up with our sleep schedules :) My puppy used to wake up like that...I'd take yher outside, she'd go potty, and then she would cry for about 15 minutes when I put her back in her crate. She was persistant, for sure, be it only took about a week before she gave up. It was just like having a baby.

Well, I did it.....I shredded....and it was hard today, but I did it. I am enjoying some grapes right now, and I am going to eat a sensible lunch.

Dawn......enjoy the seafood. DH and I are going to go out east one day just for the eating. Someday.....

Have to run now, I have a constipated boy with a sinus infection and a fever of 102, a boy with a cough and a fever of 99.8, and a girl with a tummy ache. This is how they roll when DH is out of town......I swear, it's a conspiracy!

10-06-2009, 03:50 PM
Oh Nicole you must have your hands full!
I myself am not feeling too hot...getting chills and sweats with a tightness in my chest/upper back...I'm hoping it's not the flu...I'm supposed to stay at work tonight for some crew presentations and I just don't know if I should...given the fact I am telling everyone else to stay home if they are sick as part of my pandemic plan I wonder if I should take my own advice..

10-06-2009, 04:46 PM
Joan- disappointing, but it will come off just keep exercising, you are doing great!! Good luck with the Puppy!! Potty training anyone is hard!!!

Dawn- I have not been in Boston in a long time but I remember the Ducktours being fun and visiting Cheers where they based the old TV show.

Nicole- I understand what you mean about your DH. I feel a little lost without him. He says when he is away I want him home and when he is there all the time I find ways to get rid of him. Not sure if that is true or not.

Kristin- hope you feel better!!

My mom is doing better. She is home from the hospital with a heart monitor. I am so happy she got to go home, she already looks better and attitude has impoved greatly. The kids are all here and there and I am so tired of running I never thought I would say this but I am looking forward to when Josh can drive. This weekend just about did me in. I am so sleepy, I just want to go home and get in bed!!! Not going to happen but a girl can dream!! If I can quit eating chocolate and exercised this week I will feel I really accomplised something, so I am going to focus on that!!!

10-06-2009, 05:31 PM
Thanks Amy! I am going to keep exercising especially since my hubby does it with me! I am glad to hear that your Mom is feeling better.
Wow everyone is sick. Get better Kristin and don't go to work when you are sick.....
Nicole- yes everything goes crazy when my DH goes out of town too.... I hope your kids get better!
chow for now....


10-07-2009, 12:13 AM
Hi ladies

Just wanted to drop by and share that I am officially down 20lbs today :carrot:
It has been difficult journey...but the end results justify everything :)

So i rewarded myself with a Weight Watchers brownie tonite.

Oh...btw...I graduated from Rapid Results to LA my Way. It is a gold color book with a restaurant guide ( KFC, red Lobster etc). So if anyone needs that guide...PM me. It is impossible for me to type that here.


10-07-2009, 09:52 AM
Dawn - where in Maine are you headed? There's lots to do! The outlet shops in Kittery, Go past George H.W. Bush's family compound in Kennebunkport, Lighthouses and more lighthouses - and, if you are in York - stop by the Goldenrod to watch the salt water taffy being made (and although this is a diet site - you have to try the penuche fudge ice cream sundae - to die for!)

Heading to the Keith Urban/Sugarland concert tonight with DH - can't wait!

Nicole - you really do get lovesick - I remember from other trips of his how sad you get. I've only gotten that way one time - when I was away on an administrator's retreat at a rustic resort in the Adirondacks and it was beautiful. I got really sad and missed Don. You will just have to stick around here more often until he gets back.

MJ - Congrats on reaching 20lbs!

10-07-2009, 06:27 PM
OMG What a day!!! My son has been driving for less than a month. Today his tire blew off and his truck spun into a meridian. Thank God no one was hurt and he didn't hit anything or anyone. Couldn't get a hold of my DH so there I am in the cold all dressed up since I came from the office with it snowing trying to figure out how to get one tire off and get the spare one on. We actually did it!! It took us a while to figure out. He will probably be freaked out for a while now.....
Looks like I might be tire shopping tonight at Walmart!!!!! aghhhhh
Okay just had to vent for a bit!!


10-07-2009, 09:44 PM
Joan, What a scare! I think it is often worse for the parents than it is for the kids. At least I seem to worry more for my own child than she does for herself. I do find myself being a lot more faithful to the exercise when my DH does it with me. It helps keep me on track.

Kim, Hope you are having fun a the concert tonight.

Congrats MJ, 20 pounds is an achievement.

Nicole, So sweet that you miss your DH so much. When my DH is out of town, I have a hard time functioning well, since he brings me coffee every morning. It just starts my day out on a good note to have coffee (often brought to me in bed, since he is a morning person and I'm much less of a morning person so it is his way of saying get up already).

10-07-2009, 10:28 PM
Well today was a dreary, pouring rain and chilly day here. Really crappy day actually. I was dopey and tired all day and wanted to do nothing today. Tomorrow the sun should make an appearance for hopefully a little bit anyway.

Tomorrow is doggie day...go get my Chancey around lunchtime or so. At least I'll have a fuzzy footwarmer for a few days :).

Not much for me to report today..maybe tomorrow will be more interesting. LOL

10-07-2009, 11:16 PM
I was looking through my old pics on facebook...back when I had lost weight before....then some recent's not good...I feel horrible that after all that work before I let it all go and gained the weight back...I need to get serious or I am going to HATE my wedding pictures! I know that's a little vain and I will enjoy my wedding day no matter what but I am officially sick of making bad choices and feeling uncomfotable in my own body!

Ok..rant over...still sick and stressed...hoping I'll wake up in a better mood and feeling better

Mama Nicole
10-07-2009, 11:40 PM
Hey, where is Cecilia?

10-08-2009, 09:19 AM
Good Thursday morning to you all!! The sun is already shining and the promise of a wonderful day has arrived. I have been at work for 13 minutes and no Emergency yet. It has been great so far. I hope everyones day is wonderful. As you can see I am trying to have more of a postive attitude today, hopefully it continues.

Joan- Sorry about your sons accident, at least no one was hurt and great job on changing the tire.

Nicole- I have no idea where Cecil is, it has been months since she checked in maybe she is lurking and will let us know how it is going.

Kim- let us know how the concert is, I think sugarland would be great in concert she seems so genuine and country!

Alannah- have a great day with your pup and I am sure the sun will be shining your way soon!!

Mj great job on your 20lbs lost. WAy to go!!!

10-08-2009, 09:36 AM
morning all. workout is done, having some coffee and a SB bar.
hope everyone has a good day!

10-08-2009, 12:14 PM
Barb- Yes we always worry about our kids. I felt just terrible for him yesterday. It was quite a learning experience for both of us. I was so proud of how he handled the whole situation. He is growing up on me....

Alannah- Oh I don't like the cold and rainy weather either. Today may be a good day for you to read a book and take it easy. We all need one of those days. Have fun with your puppy. I have to go buy my puppy some little booties since she is so little. She is still being a little you know what at night...I hope she sleeps thru the night soon.

Kristin- Oh I hate looking at my old photos of the skinny me.... It can be depressing. Just remember that you can get there again.. You will be a beautiful bride! You are a beautiful lady!

Amym- Thank for all of your positive thoughts. We all need some reinforcement once in a while.

Where are you Cecilia?????

Okay have a great day everyone!!!


Mama Nicole
10-09-2009, 12:36 PM
Morning friends :)

10-09-2009, 03:09 PM
Good morning :) I guess everyone is off doing something fun today while I sit here at work... its pretty rainy outside so I don't mind.

I weighed in today for our company's biggest loser challenge and am happy to report that although I feel like my butt is getting bigger - I stayed the same for all 3 months!

10-11-2009, 01:31 PM
KristinX- YOu're on facebook and holding out on us?? I understand the whole body image and photos things too. Feel free to browse me photos! I was very upset about my "fat" wedding pics. Now I just don't think about it. I am in totaly DENIAL about my size.