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11-30-2009, 08:07 PM
Hey everybody!! Did everyone have a thankfull Thanksgiving. My DH started a tradition of eating pumpkin pie in bed while we watch the Macy's Parade on our TV(with the three kids) Don't get too excited!:devil: Anyway, my darling children all took turns telling DH and I that they loved us and how thankfull they are for their Mom and Dad and family. I know that in about ten years or so this will not happen anymore so I totally savored the moment. Hope you all had a great holiday and now it is back to being on plan and eating right again. ;)

12-01-2009, 10:03 AM
morning all. just thought i'd check in and say hi.
my baby girl turned 7 months yesterday. :) yay!

i'm still plugging away with my workouts and eating. :) i'll be back to pre-preg weight in no time, hopefully!

12-01-2009, 10:40 AM
Hi all, back from sunny florida - and now its cold here, bummer!

Repo girl
12-01-2009, 12:44 PM
Hi all! I am definitely not weighing in this week. We had a great Thanksgiving, then spent 2 days in Jackpot Nevada gambling. I played in a big poker tourney and almost made it to the final table. I was totally proud of myself! Back to the grind now, of course!

Jillian- You will most certainly be back to your prebaby weight in no time!

12-01-2009, 04:08 PM
WTF? Where is everyone?

YOO HOO - Chicks and Roosters - Wake up fron the tripophan coma!

12-01-2009, 04:56 PM
Hi!! I'm still here! Hoping for a loss this get moving on the 100 lb challenge!! Only a few weeks till the Christmas goodies get us!

12-01-2009, 06:08 PM
i'm not letting the xmas goodies get me. i'm taping my inner "fat girl's" mouth shut! ha!

12-01-2009, 06:27 PM
I'm here. Just need to get my act back together. I need to get closer to POP as I keep finding myself slipping up. A coworker of mine died suddenly and unexpectedly on Thanksgiving, and in our small office where I've worked with the same dozen or so people give or take for the last 14 years it is a death in our little office family. Someone thought we should have chocolate to console our loss, and my inner fat girl went for the antioxidant rich dark chocolate.

So anyway, here's to getting right back on plan and staying out of the lunch room for awhile.

12-02-2009, 09:06 AM
At least with dark chocolate, I can't eat as much of it!

Weighing in today for this week - but it will probably be inthe wrong direction - we ate at Emeril's in Universal on Sunday night - so not on plan! (yet way yummy).

12-02-2009, 09:40 AM
morning all. skipped my workout and slept in almost an extra hour. it was nice and much needed. i'll just pick up the slack on friday (after i run all my errands, of course).
hope everyone has a good day!

12-02-2009, 10:17 AM
Morning everyone.Hope you all are doing good.I am so not weighing in for this week.My Dad had a heart attack last Wednesday so I was at the hospital with him until Sunday.Tried to make good food choices.But the pie won out a couple of times.

12-02-2009, 05:03 PM
Lori, Sorry to hear that your dad had a heart attack. That does not sound like the best of Thanksgiving celebrations. Thanksgiving time does bring out the pie pushers and it is hard to say no sometimes. Or sometimes if it is just me and the pie, I have a hard time passing it up too. Now it is time to get my POP back on before the Christmas season tempts me with cookies...

12-02-2009, 06:06 PM
:wave: Hey Gals. Just popping in to say a quick what's up! Repo :hug:!

Repo girl
12-02-2009, 09:28 PM
Carmen- OMG! So good to see you! What is new with you?

12-03-2009, 10:48 AM
Carmen! Good to hear from you!

Lori - I hope that your Dad is doing OK -

Up 2 lbs, but I'm not logging it - I hope to have that and more gone by next week.

12-03-2009, 11:16 AM
hey all. kinda sucks that it's almost friday and we're still on page 1 on here...miss the long threads and all the peeps that aren't checking in on a regular basis.

hope everyone is doing well.

Repo girl
12-03-2009, 12:22 PM
Me too Jillian!

Barb- So sorry about your coworker, that is really tough.

Lori- Glad to hear that your dad is okay. It is so scary to see our parents getting older and having health problems, isn't it?

I have had an in home Reiki client for a few weeks now. She was terminal, and she died a couple of days ago. It is a weird thing for me. Her family is so sad, but my sisters and I could see that this is what she wanted. I feel kind of guilty for not feeling bad, I guess. I am just relieved for her. She is my first terminal client, so I guess that maybe this a common way to feel, I don't know. Otherwise, though, I am doing just fine. It was -15 this morning!

12-03-2009, 03:14 PM
Katie, I do think that sometimes we hold onto loved ones past the time it is the best for them to stop fighting. It is an act of love to let them go sometimes. My coworker had one of those heart conditions that kill healthy young people instantly. He died playing football with his family on thanksgiving. I guess you just never know when your time is going to be up, so do what is important to you while you can. I just worry about his family since he has two kids, 6th and 8th grade, and his wife was a stay at home mom, so that has to just rock their world, and not in a good way.

I think I was pretty much close to POP yesterday! I also got up and did the 5:30AM spin class this morning, so I'm feeling like I've got myself back in hand. I decided that it is not that I need to starve myself, I just need to stop over feeding myself.

12-04-2009, 09:24 AM
Oh Barbara, how sad for your coworkers family. Death is never easy, but during the holidays, and involving kids - that's a tough one.

Katie - I do believe that people get to a point where they are ready to go. My dad was annoyed because it was taking so long (he said so, many times). I think that when you have fought an illness for so long, and then you know that there is no reason to fight anymore, you are just so tired that you want to be free.

Christmas tree lights go up tonight, I have a charity event tomorrow and then decorating the house, Oh, and a 15 page paper to write for my class on Monday night - Busy weekend!

12-04-2009, 11:19 AM
Got our Christmas Tree and some ornaments. My DH apparently has turned into Clark Griswald and our house (if the lights ever turn on) will be amazing to see. For some reason our family is really into decorating this year I hope that is a sign for a good Holiday season.

I am so sorry to hear about death and tagedy. I think that during the holiday season it really takes its toll on people more. However, Katie I think everyone handles death differently. But if she had accepted her fate it would be easier for me to accept as well.

Sorry for not posting regularly. I have checked in a time or two and just not made the effort to post. I will do better in the next few weeks. I really need support and motivation to continue my weight loss path and I certainly depend on you all for those things.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!

12-04-2009, 01:10 PM
Sorry I haven't checked in much. Work has been crazy and my personal life has had some ups and downs within the last month.
I also wasn't watching what I was eating this past month very well but this week I got into gear and I have lost two pounds this week. I haven't really had time to exercise but my eating has been all healthy foods this week. I haven't had a drink or junkfood or pop this week. All I am drinking right now is water...water..water...
I have my husbands Christmas party tonight but I am the designated driver so I will probably have one glass of wine tonight. Hopefully they have some healthy foods in the buffet.
Anyways, have a great weekend everyone!!


12-04-2009, 06:39 PM
Hi Everyone! I'm doing so much better with weight loss this week...I read this book call Goodbye Fatty Hello Skinny! And though it didn't really tell me anything I didn't already know it was blunt enough to give me a kick in the butt...I've got to stop ruining my weekly efforts on the the goal is too still have some of those treats just earlier in the day and about half of what I would normally have :)

On a side note I found my wedding dress today! And I wanted to share pictures cause I am happy and well I can't share with FH obviously! lol

Please ignore the bra straps and the odd look on my face...

And the back...has a pretty long train too..

12-04-2009, 06:44 PM
you look absolutely gorgeous, kristin!

12-05-2009, 12:00 AM
Hi All

Had a real busy week. Hope everyone is having a good weekend. We have a Xmas party this Sunday from my lab. I am already panicking about going off plan over holidays :(

Kristin you look so beautiful in that dress :)

Catch you all later

Repo girl
12-05-2009, 11:48 PM
Kristin- Gorgeous dress! You will be a beautiful bride!