Simply Filling/Core - Weekly Chat: November 9- November 15

11-09-2009, 05:05 PM
New pages!!


11-09-2009, 05:07 PM
Slow day. I've eaten all I should eat today and it's only 4PM. Water from now on!

But, I went to spinning so I do have a little room to eat something. This is a long day for me and I have to go to a convocation at 5:30. On Wednesday evening I'm giving the convocation address...8 minutes of fame!

I hope everyone is well.

:hug: to Maryann.


11-09-2009, 05:47 PM
Rhonda, you're always famous with me. Sounds like you have a full day. I did a little :ebike: but nothing like a spinning class.

Where is everyone? I hope you're all out there making healthy choices.

beach bum
11-09-2009, 06:06 PM
Hi Ladies

Had a very busy day and Thank goodness, it took my mind off of the loneliness.

Our friend from England left yesterday afternoon.

Had to go back to the Soc Security office to sign up for the widows benefits than to the car & house insurance company to change over the account into my name.

My friends and I are going to the movies on Friday to see the movie Amelia and than on Sunday to see the play Oliver at the Falmouth theater. So I should be fine,with all that activity around.

Got on the scale and I stayed the same from two week ago,and all the eating out I thought I'd be a whale by now but I still t the 167 mark.

Hopefully I'll be back on the thread very soon.Have a great evening.

11-09-2009, 06:52 PM
Hey chicks, so far today I've made good choices. I walked this morning and have stayed core so far. Tonight I'm going to eat out with my sis and neice. Hopefully I'll find something core to eat.

Maryann, it's good to hear from you. I'm glad your friends are planning some activities for you. Now is the time to really lean on them. I know you would do the same for them if roles were reversed.

Rhonda, two celebrities on our board. I guess being famous runs in families!

GTG to my Monday night Bible study. I'll check in later. TTFN

11-09-2009, 09:22 PM
Maryann, it's good to see you here. We've all been wondering how you were doing. Sounds like your friends are there for you. That's good. Sloan's right. Let them help you. You'd do the same for them.

Congratulations on staying the same. I know it's important to feel the control that gives you. You're doing well.

Sloan, my choices could have been better today but they weren't too bad. I am hungry tonight wanting something sweet. So far, I'm resisting.

I am subbing Algebra I the next couple of days. That'll keep me busy and out of the kitchen.

11-09-2009, 10:35 PM
Good to see you back Maryann...and, good for you for not letting the awful loneliness send you to the kitchen.

Sloan, I'll let Sandra be the famous one. I'm going to be 7 minutes short of Andy Warhol's test of 15 minutes!

I'm going to bed...just had a bowl of home made veggie soup.


11-09-2009, 11:24 PM
I don't feel very famous, but thank ya'll anyway. We are in the process of filling out the registration forms for Indoor Nationals in Louisville, KY. The championship is mid-March but we're not ones to delay. :lol:

Eating was all right tonight. Tomorrow should be easier as I'll be subbing. A neighbor brought over some goodies today. That was a temptation that I couldn't pass up. I only had a little, though, and that's amazing for me. (Remember I'm a foodaholic.)

11-09-2009, 11:52 PM
Rhonda, congrats on only having the soup. You'll be famous to us even if you are not world famous!

Sandra, Algebra I would not only keep me busy, it would keep me awake at night. Good luck!

I stayed mostly core for dinner. Not bad for eating out. I'm so sleepy!!

Night, night chicks!

11-10-2009, 10:48 AM
Reporting in:

I've been to aerobics in the park, and so far I've had:

ww toast and 1/2 avocado
skim milk
coffee with whole milk

I've got a goal to lose 2 pounds this week...I'm trying for 1600 calories a day of CORE food and the usual amount of wild and crazy exercise.


11-10-2009, 02:46 PM
I just made the BEST soup! I really wanted to make a lentil soup, but could not find a mix at the grocery store. I did find Red Mill vegetable soup mix -- its basically dried veggies and beans. I cooked it in my pressure cooker -- sauteed onions and celery then added in chicken sausage. Cooked that for a few minutes, added 1 cup of the mix and 4 cups liquid (used 1/2 beef stock and 1/2 water). I then cooked it on high pressure for 15 minutes. Once done I added in a can of chopped tomatoes. The beans broke down and the soup is nice and thick and creamy!! I'm thrilled. The bag of mix will probably make 4 or 5 more pots. Just had to share!

Hope you are all having a great day.

Maryann, glad to see you posting again. I've been keeping you in mythoughts.

beach bum
11-10-2009, 05:42 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Had another busy day but I did manage to get down to the beach and got 20 mins of walking done.

My DD & DS are coming to visit me tomorrow for the burial on Thursday morning,but we still have a problem with the kids being sick.Unfortunately her MIL and SIL won't be there to help,so she might not being coming up,until, Thursday Morning.

SLOANE-I'm very fortunate having such wonderful friends up here on the cape,just like the ones here on the core thread. One of them just called and will be there at the burial.She told me if I don't have any of my family there she will take me to the cemetery.

SANDRA-I'm holding up,by being strong for the outside world but I can cry and talk to Leo all I want indoors. That's what my friends & family told me to do,as there were there themselves.Yes, I'll lean on them,and I will survive. Thanks for being so concerned.

RHONDA-No so far I keeping my nibbling at bay. Not going to use this opportunity to get back in the 170's again.Its not as bad as I thought I think Leo is looking down and taking care of me from a far. I having problems trying to find things and all I have to do is call out his name and I find the things miraculously.

PAULA-Thanks,I'm trying hard to keep focused. We have a pressure cooker don't know if I will be using it again. I will be cooking for myself as I have so many WW cookbooks that have wonderful recipes in them that I love to make for myself. My friends all on frozen entrees every day but they have too much sodium for me,so I rather cook for myself.

Have a nice evening

11-10-2009, 07:00 PM
Hey chicks! DD has resolved her problems with her ex. He has already moved on and has another girlfriend! What a creep! Anyway, DH and I were supposed to go to East Tennessee today, but we worked on the house instead. We did a lot of little jobs, but they kept us busy all day. Eating has been okay, but I did have fried chicken for lunch. I pulled the skin off, so I hope that was not too bad.

Maryann, I love how you are talking to Leo. I think that is great! I hope your kids arrive safely. I know you will be glad to spend time with them. I'll be prayin'

Rhonda, I'm cheering you on to the two pound loss! Go, go, go :cheer3::cheer2::cheer3:

Paula, the soup sounds good. I might just try it this weekend! Thanks for sharing.

Hey to the rest of you chickies!!!

11-10-2009, 08:30 PM
Maryann, one thing my mom started doing was to cook a dinner, have enough for one meal and one left over meal and then she freezes a meal or two. She does lable and date the entrees. Just a thought. I'm gald you have good freinds on the cape. I do home your DD and DS get there without any problems. Take care.

11-10-2009, 09:02 PM
Maryann, it sounds like you're a smart lady. Strong, too.

Rhonda, you're my idol. I want to be as dedicated to exercise as you.

Sloan, I'm glad all is well with dd. I have Algebra I again tomorrow. (Tests both days so it's been easy.)

beach bum
11-11-2009, 11:52 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Nothing new except I'm going out to have my hair styled as I can't stand it hanging down my neck.

SLOANE-Happy that all is ok with your DD's Ex has moved on.Don't need that tension hanging around. A few of my friends that are widows do the same thing and they say it helps to talk to him when your lonely. No one knows what I do in my own home but going outdoors its a different story I have to brave,and hold in my feeling as much as possible.

PAULA-That's what I'm going to do once everything is settled down.In fact that I used to do when Leo cooked his own meals.I always had left overs ,but since Leo couldn't eat anymore I have lots of his leftovers in the freezer.DON'T WORRY I WILL NEVER GO HUNGRY.that's for sure.

SANDRA-Thanks, for the compliments. I'm not sure if I'm as strong as I want to be.I think I'm more in denial and the hard facts are going to hit me soon.

Have a great morning

11-11-2009, 06:17 PM
Hey chicks! Not much exciting going on here, and I like that. I am planning a weekend retreat with my school teacher "choir". We will be leaving on Friday for an evening of "retail therapy" and dinner, then we'll move on to a nice lake house. Saturday will be lazy with lots of "singing". I'm sure there will be mexican music aka margaritas, italian music aka wine, and other tunes. I'm not going to pretend that I will stay core, but I won't make a pig of myself either. I am really looking forward to a stress relieving get-away.

Maryann, I'll be praying for you tomorrow. I hope the day goes exactly as Leo would want it.

Sandra, is your head spinning with X & Y? I hope your day went well, and the little sweeties behaved.

GTG start supper. TTFN

11-11-2009, 06:28 PM
Maryann, you are probably right about being in denial. I still think you're a strong lady. What kind of hairstyle did you get? I got mine changed last week and am loving it. It's short again.

Sloan, enjoy your choir retreat. Italian and Mexican sounds awesome. Wish I could join you. The kids were great today. I'm getting to know a great number of them now and look forward to seeing them. Now X & Y? I've given tests the past 2 days. I'm betting the students are really tired of that. I told them to remember that at least they aren't having homework.

11-11-2009, 10:34 PM
...just stopping in to say that my 8 minutes of fame tonight was glorious!

I'll catch up some time tomorrow..


11-11-2009, 11:22 PM
I'll bet you were magnificent. And beautiful!

11-12-2009, 09:33 AM
Hi Chicks! I'm home from my anniversary trip. We had a GREAT time but are tired and have laundry up to our ears. The cleaning lady is here this morning so that will help. I've got the appointment with the kidney specialist tomorrow so I must gather all my previous records and tests to take with for her review. I gained 2.4 so far on my trip which is NOT good for 3 days. I'm hoping it isn't all real. I'm going to be back on program today and until Thanksgiving. I'll be back on the treadmill tomorrow if not tonight after dinner.

I hope you are all well and I promise to come back to catch up as soon as I can. It may not be until Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

Be well and drink your water.

11-12-2009, 04:22 PM
Hi Folks:

I'm just on the run all day...

Sloan, good news about your dd...and have a great "choir" trip!

Maryann, don't be too concerned about how you present yourself to the real world. When my husband died, I found that I played classical music all the time, and it was very soothing. You're not "in denial"'re in shock! That's what it's all about. I felt "severed" when my husband died, and it took a long time to feel whole and connected again. It comes, but slowly and differently.

Vickie...glad you had a good trip, and good luck at the MD's.

Sandra....hang in there with those students.


11-12-2009, 04:36 PM
Hi Folks:

I'm just on the run all day...

Sloan, good news about your dd...and have a great "choir" trip!

Maryann, don't be too concerned about how you present yourself to the real world. When my husband died, I found that I played classical music all the time, and it was very soothing. You're not "in denial"'re in shock! That's what it's all about. I felt "severed" when my husband died, and it took a long time to feel whole and connected again. It comes, but slowly and differently.

Vickie...glad you had a good trip, and good luck at the MD's.

Sandra....hang in there with those students.


11-12-2009, 04:59 PM
I have the day off today. Or should I say I'm in my usual routine and not subbing today? Anyway, I'm enjoying every minute of this beautiful Texas fall weather. I worked in the yard a bit and am now "trying" to make homemade salsa. An ex-student of mine told me how to do it; but, of course, he didn't know I would be using these seriously hot habanero peppers. If you see smoke coming out of your computers, it's probably Curtis and me on fire. :lol:

Vickie, I'm sending you blinks for a good report tomorrow. ;) ;) ;) Don't fret the small gain. Your anniversary trip comes under the heading of "Special Event in Life." It's good you and Jim could celebrate and have fun. Makes me smile.

Rhonda, when are you heading to Texas?

Maryann, I agree with Rhonda. When you were talking about denial, I was thinking "shock." Do what you need to do and don't worry about the world. Everyone has to do what is best for them to help cope. I still think you're an extremely strong lady.

If any of our new people are reading this, I would love it if you'd start posting. We won't bite. We're a pretty nice bunch here and would love to have you join us.

beach bum
11-12-2009, 06:42 PM
Hi Ladies:)

The weather is changing quickly with strong winds pushing & blowing leaves all over the place.

The burial was dignified,had two solders folding the flag while the priest was praying over Leo's remains. Two of my friends came to comfort me,as my DD & DS but right after my DD was complaining about a sore throat and stomachs. So they left right after,she just called and a trip that usually takes 4 hrs is taking 6 hours as she struck in traffic.

Thanks RHONDA for telling me your experiences. I'm going to try to remain strong as many had the same experiences like you & I,and got thought it.I'm playing country music right now.

SANDRA-Nothing fancy just a short hair cut,short on the sides and the back,had her leave it a little longs on the top so I can tease it for height.Thanks I agree with you both ladies.

Have great evening, going to the movies with my friends to see Amelia tomorrow afternoon.

11-12-2009, 09:21 PM
I had soup and warm spinach salad for dinner. I am so sleepy tonight, I bet I don't make it to 9PM!

I like your new picture, Sandra. I'm coming to visit November 25 (our anniversary) through Dec. 6. Then I return here to Toronto for 12 days, then leave again for Texas.

I'm just going to sign off and quit fighting the fatigue.

Nitey nite,

11-12-2009, 10:21 PM
Woohoo! Rhonda, I'm so glad you're coming down. And I'm even happier it's almost time for you to be here permanently. Now get some rest.

11-14-2009, 03:03 PM
Hey Chicks. I got some VERY concerning news about the level of kidney function that I have left. I'll be off the board for a bit while I figure out how and what to do to deal with this.

11-14-2009, 04:53 PM
Oh my, Vickie. I hope it's not too awful, of course.

I been sleeping, exercising and working. I have NOT lost the weight I was looking for...too much food and good wine celebrating Wednesday night's success. But, I'm being good this weekend.


beach bum
11-14-2009, 07:41 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Had a bit ogf a problem trying to get on the chicks board this morning,and than all got busy for me,that I didn't have a chance to post until now.

All is fine Had lots to do yesterday and that's the reason I didn't post.I also went to the movies with my friends to see Amelia,with Hilary Swank and Richard Gere,it was a good movies even if it didn't get a good write up. So if you get a chance go see it.

Today is a stay indoors day as it looks like a nor'easter is heading our way the trees and bushes in fount of my house are doing some kind of a dance swaying back & forth.

My calorie count for the week so far was no higher than 1450,but even in my range I only managed to maintain.

RHONDA-Don't know if my DD thinks I'm starving or not, as she brought a large container of homemade lentil soup that she got from food Network's Giada De Laurentiis UMMMMMMM its was good and the recipe looks easy to make.Going to come in handy as the next couple of days its going to get colder.Our anniversary would have been 11/19 [43 years].

VICKIE-I'm so sorry about your kidneys. By all means do take care of health matters first,than posting second.Going to put you on my prayer list that all is ok.

SANDRA-I like your new avatar of yourself.It nice to see pix of woman on the boards. I was surprised that I didn't cry today,it must be that I keeping myself busy.

Have a nice evening

11-14-2009, 08:58 PM
Vickie, I'm praying for you. Please keep us posted. We care about you--a lot!

Rhonda, my weight bobbed back up today. It was down most of the week--then we helped Derik celebrate his birthday last night. Life goes on.

Maryann, I got worried about you when you talked about the nor-easter being there today. If you need to cry, do so. I think it helps to let everything out. Thanks for the tip on the movie.

We competed in a tournament today. Now we are settled in after getting home from a pancake supper. I took sf syrup to have with mine, but I'm thinking I overdid the eating anyway.

11-14-2009, 09:29 PM
Vickie, I am thinking of you. Please do what you need to do and let us help you by giving you support and love.

11-15-2009, 09:58 PM
Hey chicks, just got in from my "girl weekend". We had a great time, dinner, shopping, pj's all day on Saturday, and generally gabbing. I'm not going to weigh, but I know I have some work to do before my weight gets out of control.

Sandra, love your new pic. You are beautiful!

Maryann, stay snug and don't worry about crying. It is important for the healing process. I hope the 19th is not too painful. That might be a great day to plan something fun with your friends to celebrate your life with Leo.

Rhonda, hope you got some rest.

Vickie, I'm so sorry to hear about your kidney issues. My dad has chronic renal failure but has not gotten to the point of having dialysis. I can't imagine how worried you are. We are all praying for you. Let us know how you are!

Hey to the rest of you chickies! TTFN

beach bum
11-16-2009, 02:10 AM
Hi Ladies:)

Had a nice Sunday,went to church met my friends for brunch and than to the playhouse to see Oliver.I had a full day,so decided to go to bed early and to my surprise I did couldn't sleep just tossed & turned.Have people all around me but I still feel every alone. Maybe a bereavement group is what I could really need now.

The storm that we had was called NOR-IDA a combo of nor'easter and the topical storm Ida that passed up this way. Lots of wind and rain but no damage her on the Cape.

SANDRA-Thanks I think the crying is a way to release tension and depression. Don't want to fall in that category,as it would be very unhealthy.

SLOANE-My sister will be with me on the 19th,so at least I won't be alone on that day.It happened so fast,I didn't have time to think,and now he gone,but not forever.He'll always be alive in my heart.

Going to get back to sleep as I have a busy schedule tomorrow. Night all.

11-16-2009, 09:46 AM
Maryann - a bereavement group may be what you need. I had a loss 8 years ago (we lost our infant son). The grief process is long and very personal. I had a great support around me that helped me through it all. You need to find the right support for you -- it could be on line, church, a bereavement group or maybe support from the local senior center.

Sloan, your girl weekend sounds wonderful. Glad you had a great time.

Sandra - love the new picture!

Well, its going to be a busy week at work for me, which makes the whole week daunting. DD has 1/2 days Wed - Friday. Its teacher conference week. I'm meeting with her teacher on Wednesday night. I'm hoping to not have the same type of meeting as in the past. Not sure if you recall from last year how her kindergarten teacher was convinced she was ADD -- which she is not. She is a bright kid who gets bored easily. I think the class structure she is in this year should be helping -- I think its helping. I'm also assuming that if there were attention issues the teacher would have reached out to me before now. Especially since I raised my concerns with her kindergarten teacher with the principal last year (thats why she is in the multi age program). I'm hoping for the best but prepared for the same old disucssion.

Well, got to get ready for a meeting. BBL.

11-16-2009, 11:43 AM
Maryann, a bereavement group would probably be very beneficial. I'm glad you have friends nearby. Let them help you. We're having high winds today but no storms. Fall is definitely here. I'm wanting to go to the movies but doubt we will. There are a couple of films out I'd like to see.

Paula, I hope your conference goes well. I think you're right and you would have been contacted already if DD has been having attention problems.

Sloan, your weekend sounds wonderful. You're a lucky woman.

So far I'm not scheduled for subbing this week. Guess I need to go shopping and spend some of my earnings. I'm thinking of getting another pair of MBT shoes. The ones I have are awesome! I feel like I'm walking on clouds. They are very casual, though, and I am thinking of getting some MBT Mary Janes or something else to wear with slacks. The ones I have need to be worn with shorts or jeans.

Thank you for the compliments on the photo.
Have a magnificent Monday, Chickies.