Simply Filling/Core - Weekly Chat: April 19-April 25




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Tejas
04-19-2010, 04:44 AM
New Pages! :D


Tejas
04-19-2010, 04:45 AM
Hey, Vickie, are you awake!??

I'm going back to bed now. It was toast and hot milk time.

beach bum
04-19-2010, 09:28 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

The sun is shinning and guess what I going down to the beach to get my walking done. Got on the scale this morning for my W-I and I stayed the same,as last week. I think that water is surrounding my tight muscle near my neck and once that inflammation is gone the weight will drop also.


Vickie-Thanks hope I made some nice new friends,but if I didn't I still have my choir friends.

RHONDA-Thanks for starting us up so early,as I get on the computer right after breakfast.WOW!!!! You really go up early,if I woke up I don't get out of bed or won't go on the computer that early as I wouldn't be able to go back to sleep again.Tomorrow starts my new week and than I will decide on the Core or this other plan that I used awhile back on my weight loss journey.

Have to get ready for my daily walk


Vickie
04-19-2010, 10:43 AM
Good Morning Chicks! I love my new baby but he is a LOT of work. Gotta go see Jenny.

Have fun Sandra! You too Rhonda ;-D.

Mary Ann, I was just trying to say that even if you have to let go of a few of the group friends, at least you still have a couple of new ones to have fun with.

Tejas
04-19-2010, 12:33 PM
I went back to sleep Maryann, no problem.

So, today I tried the step machine and did 10 minutes on it, in addition to aquafit and seeing Todd. I stepped the equivalent of 26 floors, so the machine said. I bet I'll feel it later. But, it was a cardio challenge, to say nothing of the thighs.

Rhonda

ontarget
04-19-2010, 03:00 PM
Hi there, Chickies. I've been busy all day but am taking a breather now. I made an almost Core taco soup and a pan of cornbread. Curtis has the car in town getting it ready for our trip to Austin later this week. Guess what. (I'm op.)

Vickie, how was it at JC? I hope you got good news.

Rhonda, thank you for the new pages. Sounds like you won't need to cook for awhile. That's good. I'm glad you got some rest yesterday. It was a good day for it what with all the rain.

Maryann, which plan did you choose?

My break is almost over. I'll catch ya'll later. Have a magnificent Monday.

Vickie
04-19-2010, 04:16 PM
Hey Chicks! I actually lost 2.4 this week which is outstanding for me. No official exercise. I'm calling this the JC Brodie plan. I wasn't able to move my tracker as much as I wanted because of small gains the last couple of weeks that I didn't want to record. Why does it mean so much to not show the small gains? It's almost like admitting defeat. So my tracker is now correct and I'm at my lowest weight and losing virgin pounds. Now THAT feels good.

Rhonda, I'm sorry you were up in the middle of the night. I am so tired from puppy training that I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.

sloanie
04-19-2010, 06:24 PM
Hey chicks, I had a productive first day back at school. Now I'm getting ready for my Monday night Bible study. I'll check in when I get home.

blessedwithsarah
04-19-2010, 08:34 PM
Congrats Vickie!!! Way to go!

ontarget
04-19-2010, 09:57 PM
:woohoo: Vickie!

beach bum
04-20-2010, 08:02 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Have another appointment with the PT,I an idea its going to soon before I don't have to go anymore. The shoulder & neck area aren't hurting like it used to do.

Vickie-Congrats :carrot:on your 2.5 loss:carrot: I'm rocking back & forth on the .5 of a pound. My bod doesn't know whether it wants to lose or not.Yes I do understand what you meant.Wish it was simple enough not to hurt their feeling when the break happens.

SANDRA-I starting off with the CAD[carbs allowed only at the reward meal] and than working into the CORE very slowly,as the core isn't a low carb plan.Wish me luck,have to get this poundage off.

SLOAN-I have a friend that goes to bible study,I asked her about it yesterday and might join them in Sept,as I assume that the study is going to close during the summer months.


Have to get ready for my physical training session

sloanie
04-20-2010, 08:12 AM
Mornin' chicks. I got in too late to post last night. I'm on the yoyo diet right now, but still pluggin' along. I'm trying to stay around 1200 cals. I'll let you know how that goes.

Vickie, I'm so happy for you. Losing those virgin pounds is a huge deal!!

Maryann, the Bible study I attend is BSF or Bible Study Fellowship. I'll bet that's what your friend is doing. If you are interested, I suggest you go to one of the next meetings where they allow new folks to sign up for next year. If you wait until September to join, you might get put on a waiting list. I highly recommend this program. It is the most in depth, fact based study I have ever done. It is scripture based. No doctrinal discussion allowed.

If any of you chicks are interested in an in depth Bible study based solely on scripture, check out BSF's web site for a meeting near you. They are held all over the world, so chances are there is one in your town.

I hope you all have a wonderful Spring day.

Vickie
04-20-2010, 08:52 AM
Good Morning Chicks! Thanks.....I guess I might have been more of a boredom eater than I realized. I'll take advantage of it while it's happening.

The scale was back up this morning so I guess I'm glad that I weighed in last week.

Today we are stuck here until noon. Brodie did fine while we were gone yesterday so we'll venture out a bit more.

Paula, what's new with you?

I'll be back later.

aghiowa
04-20-2010, 11:12 AM
:woo: Vickie! Way to go!

They got the pathology back on my dad's mass...turns out it is benign! So if I were him, I'd be pretty mad I went through that huge, painful surgery just for that. :lol: Of course, I'm sure it was still doing no good there, and they would have needed to take out his gall bladder eventually, but still.

I think he may be coming home today, as soon as they can get his pain managed. Here's to hoping he'll have a speedy recovery. I know the nurses are very impressed with his progress so far.

In other news, I can feel a cold brewing, so I'm sticking to home and trying to rest today and get plenty of fluids. I hope little Miles doesn't get it.

Later!
Angela

Vickie
04-20-2010, 11:25 AM
Oh Angela, that is just the best news ever! Take care of yourself and do NOT share with baby Miles.

Brodie has coccidia a parasite and needs to go on sulfa medicine. Jim went to pick it up. Sigh.

Tejas
04-20-2010, 12:51 PM
Vickie, Dorothy Parker said "It's not one thing after another, it's same damn thing over and over again." :lol: I love that, and it applies to new puppies.

Angela, what great news :woohoo:

Well, I'm picking up my CPAP machine in a few hours and tonight will be my first night at home with it. I hope DH doesn't die laughing. He's next; he just doesn't know it yet.

Last week my weight was 178, yesterday it was 184, today it is 179. I think it was all water from eating salty ham. There's a lesson there.

BBL,
Rhonda

ontarget
04-20-2010, 02:30 PM
Maryann, just keep on doing what you're doing and those pounds will start to melt away.

Vickie, I'm a boredom eater, too. Sounds like Brodie is keeping ya'll busy. I like Rhonda's quote. :lol:

Angela, that's wonderful news about your dad. What a blessing!

Sloan, our church has a Thursday evening Ladies' Bible Study but I haven't started going. Curtis goes to the men's on Monday's though.

Rhonda, good luck with getting Doyle to use the machine. Sounds like water weight to me, too.

I had appointments all morning and now Curtis is with the folks who are selling us some adjoining acreage. Lots going on this week. Maybe I won't have tired for boredom eating.

I am op again today.

blessedwithsarah
04-20-2010, 04:11 PM
Hi ladies. I've been enjoying my days with dd this week. I do have to work Thursday and Friday, so we are having a good time. Took her to Boston yesterday with a neighbor and her 2 girls. The 3 girls had a ball! It was a fun day. We went to the Children's museum and then to Fanuel Hall -- its a very touristy area in Boston. There were street performers there and lots going on. By the time we got over there the Marathon was over and lots of people out and about. Caught the 6:10 train home -- but stopped locally for ice cream. It was a great time. Today we stuck close to home -- running errands and a couple appts. Tomorrow dd has the dentist at 8am and I think we're heading the the Cape Cod Canal to do the bike trail. It supposed to be really nice out. Its 14 miles round trip, we did it last year so I know she can make it.

Mom has a meeting on Thursday to discuss her recovery -- I'm hoping they have a time frame to get her home.

Angela, so glad the mass was benign. I'm sure it needed to come out regardless. Something like that should not be there - who knows what it could have turned into.

Vickie, glad things are working out with Brodie. Loved the pictures!!!

Sloan and Maryann, our church has formal Adult Bible Fellowships but also has ones that run during the summer. Maryann, check out your freinds church - they may have a summer program. Our church also has a Womens fellowship/descipleship that runs all the time. I was raised Catholic, and being part of a Christian Fellowship now is diffent -- much more focused on bible teaching than ceremony.

Well, have fresh green beans ready to cook, my brown rice is done and grilled pork loin is resting in my warming oven. DD was supposed to go to karate this afternoon, but she decided to skip it this week. OK with me! I not only have dinner ready (usually have it ready before we go so we can eat when we get home) I have an hour to do nothing!!!

Have a great night!

sloanie
04-20-2010, 06:42 PM
Hey chickies! Busy day at school today but quiet evening at home tonight. My plans are to sit right here on the couch, watch Lost at 8 pm, then go to bed. I did walk with my friend this morning, so that's good. My eating is weird, but still under 1200 calories.

Angela, awesome news about your dad. I'm sure he is relieved! Hope his recovery is quick. Maybe your symptoms are allergy related; I hope so. It would be awful to get a cold while recovering from childbirth. Post some new pics of Miles when you feel better :D

Paula, your "girls day" sounds fun. I'm glad you are getting to spend some time with DD.

Vickie, it's kinda creepy when our pets have parasites. I know it's just part of pet ownership, but I'd rather not have to think about it. Hope the meds do the trick for Brodie!

Sandra, :carrot: for staying op. I think my head is starting to rebel against calorie restriction, so I'm thinking about just sticking to core. What are you doing right now?

Rhonda, it IS the "same damn thing over and over again" isn't it? I love that quote. Water weight is so hateful :devil: I think the trick is to remember that it's impossible to lose or gain 3 or 4 pounds of fat overnight and not panic when the scale is up like that.

GTG find something healthy for dinner. TTFN

nancy237
04-20-2010, 09:40 PM
Hey everyone....
I am sorta guilty again of quickly scanning all the posts..
Angela----awesome news!!!!

Robin was moved to a Rehab today and is very glad to be out of the hospital..
The Rehab was very impressive today with getting settled in /admission.
I hope it is as excellent as it seems so far.

I have lots of friends that are helping me work on the the yard before he comes home. We had weeds as high as the shrubs!!
So my week will be weeds,mulching,detailing his truck (or taking it in for that)
and visiting Robin at night.

It is so great to be past the worst part of this operation and seeing progress everyday.

ontarget
04-20-2010, 10:40 PM
Nancy, that's great news about Robin. And won't he be pleasantly surprised with the deweeded yard?

Sloan, I'm eating around 1200 calories a day. So far so good, (but it hasn't even been a week yet.)

Paula, enjoy your timeoff with dd. Do you mind if I ask if you are a single mom or are you married? I apologize for being nosey. I just can't remember.

I'm op.

blessedwithsarah
04-21-2010, 07:30 AM
Sandra - not being nosy at all! I'm married, DH spends a lot of time with DD during the week. I work 4 days a week - he's here those day to meet the bus and take her to her activities. I love having some girl days with just the two of us. :)

aghiowa
04-21-2010, 09:16 AM
Here's a pic of Miles from Sunday...he's about a week and a half here.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g272/AngelazTNT/IMG_2183.jpg

Angela

Vickie
04-21-2010, 10:09 AM
Angela, OH MY.....how handsome he is! Love the frogs and monkeys.

beach bum
04-21-2010, 10:37 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Going to make this fast as I have a lot going on this morning and early afternoon.Nothing new,it a beautiful day and I got out early to get my beach walking done, met one of my friends down there.

SLOANE-Than ks for the web site of the bsf.com My friend told me that the new session in our church begins in Sept.

TARGET-Thanks, I lost 1 lb so far now that I started low carbing with the CAD.I know it just water but I glad to see the scale go down.

PAULA-The bible study in our church its on Sat form 9=11 but she told me that the new session begins in Sept.

ANGEL-Thanks for sharing the photo of your baby Miles,what a beautiful eyes he has. Happy to here about you dad.That's great news.


Have to go, will be back tomorrow morning.

Tejas
04-21-2010, 12:54 PM
Wow, so much to read! Paula, I love your DD stories and adventures. And, Angela, what a cute baby boy. He's gonna be really spoiled (I hope). Nancy, please send your friends to my house when they're finished at yours. Sloan, I've been going to a bible study at the Methodist church of the gospel of John; VERY interesting. Maryann, I'm going to go take a long walk myself, wearing my new backpack for my trip next week. Vickie, I love your puppy stories too. I don't have it in me to train a puppy, again. Cuzzin Sandra, good for you for being OP. It's a struggle, and I didn't know that you ever got bored ;)

OK, I've been to Todd, and aquafit. I've been shopping and to the bank. (I won't bore you with the details of how complicated it is to get my pension here from Canada. You'd think I was a money launderer or drug trafficker (psst...you want cheap drugs from Canada?). It has been ridiculous and it should be really simple. Oh well.

I've been using the protein powder to help me control eating and still get protein. It's working. Now, I'm going to have salad and zero point soup.

BBL,
Rhonda

ontarget
04-21-2010, 07:47 PM
Paula, thank you for not thinking me nosy. I'll bet you and dd do enjoy your girl time. I didn't have a daughter but I have 4 granddaughters. We like girl time, too.

Rhonda, I hope you get all straightened out soon. I had a small problem with my retirement check when it went to Montana. All went well after just a bit of a hassle.

Angela, Miles is adorable. Thank you for sharing.

Maryann, congrats on being down that pound. Water weight is still weight.

Vickie, how is Brodie today?

I had appointments all morning and this afternoon. Now I'm chillin' for a few before heading out to change the hummingbird feeders. I need to feed and doctor the roses but that may have to wait till tomorrow afternoon.

I am op.

sloanie
04-21-2010, 10:06 PM
Ev'nin chicks! I hope y'all had a great day! I did not walk this morning, but I have been op. I bought a core recipe book at a used book store today. I'll let you know if I try any good recipes.

Rhonda, the BSF study is on the gospel of John. Is that the study you are doing? BSF is international, and every class from here to China is studying the same thing each week.

Sandra, how many rose bushes do you have? My dad had roses when we were growing up, but I have never had much luck with them. I always loved the Mr. Lincoln. It was so beautiful! Congrats on being op. DD and I were discussing core vs. calorie counting today. I'm still counting, but I think I'm gonna move back to core pretty soon.

Maryann, I'm jealous of your walks on the beach. Send me some good vibes the next time you go.

Angela, Mr. Miles looks so big. Is he holding his head up already? I have forgotten when those developmental milestones are reached, but I'm impressed! He is beautiful!

Nancy, I'm so glad to hear about Robin's rehab. I hope since you can only visit in the evening, you will take some time to treat yourself. It's awesome that your friends are helping with the yard work. Let them do it, and you get some rest.

Hey Vickie and Paula!

I'm gonna turn in. It's past my bedtime :) Nighty, night!!

Tejas
04-21-2010, 11:58 PM
Sloan, the guide we are using is: Invitation to John by Robert D. Kysar. I don't see any BSF reference. The book says "Discipline Bible Study" and it is published by Abingdon Press in..are you ready...Nashville.

I'm tired too and headed for bed. Sweet dreams everyone, especially little Miles.

Rhonda

Vickie
04-22-2010, 07:07 AM
Good Morning Chicks! I am up before the rooster crows this morning. I couldn't sleep as my allergies are in full gear. Today I have to go back in and fight about my glasses some more. They didn't make the right lens properly and I'm trying to get them to redo the lens and I HATE the frames. They've tried to adjust them twice now and they feel like instruments of torture.

Brodie is doing well on his medicine so far. Only time will tell. He's like the liver sausage delivery system and the plain yogurt we've been giving to restore his good bacteria.

I'm glad everyone is doing well. Sandra, extra congratulations for being on program. I know it's been tough for you. Actually, everyone has their life issues right about now. Congratulations to us all for each meal we stay on program.

We are leaving baby Brodie while we run errands today and have dinner tonight. Fingers crossed that all goes well.

My favorite rose bush is the Peace rose. It was my Mom's favorite and I love its smell. I don't care for the smell of a lot of roses, but I love the Peace and it always brings a smile to my face.
http://bp2.blogger.com/_VAbdC3cvG7g/RtF--e2CQyI/AAAAAAAAAyU/RxKNrRWcZyc/s400/peacerosegrp2webcc.jpg

beach bum
04-22-2010, 08:09 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Its going to another busy day for me,so I'm posting as early as possible.Going to have to get my walking done in between somehow.

RHONDA-Hope you got your walking done yesterday,and with a backpack to boot.That's,wonderful to bring some kind of resistance with you when you walk I usually use my hand weights but I can't until the doctor gives me the ok to use them again.

SLOAN-Sending you some :goodvibes: good vibes:goodvibes: your way. I Love being near the water and that the reason we always moved to areas near the ocean.

VICKIE-Happy to here Brodie is doing Ok after his meds. I love all types of rose bushes [being that's my birthday flower]but we have to many Japanese beetles that eat them every year so I gave up on them.


Have to go,see you guy tomorrow

ontarget
04-22-2010, 04:33 PM
Hi there, Chickies. Melinda came out early this AM and we trained for the Senior Games next week. Curtis came out and shot a few with us but not many. Folks driving by were honking their horns at us. Guess it's unusual to see 2 old ladies outside flinging arrows.

Sloan, I have about 100 rosebushes but around 60 of them are ground cover roses. I'm in the process of moving them around as they are choking the hybrid T's and causing them to be more susceptible (sp?) to blackspot. I have 2 Mr. Lincoln's. We had 1 when we lived in Montana and the deer kept it mowed down to knee height. The 2 here are thriving. I have a few blossoms in the kitchen now along with several other blooms.

Vickie, you're right. Life gets in the way sometimes. I'm scheduled to go to a fundraiser tonight (breast cancer) and a meal will be served. I don't have a clue what it will be so I'll just do the best I can. I have a Peace climber that's looking pretty good and also a Peace bush. Curtis and I are taking drops (under the tongue 3 times a day) for allergies. Have you heard of those? They are really helping.

Maryann, sounds like you're having a full day. Enjoy yourself.

I'm off here now to get something done before I have to get ready for tonight. Have a great day, everyone.

sloanie
04-22-2010, 06:41 PM
Hey chicks. Nothing much new here. I'm just counting the days until summer break. It is really hard to stay focused at school when the weather is getting warm.

Rhonda, if the study you are doing was a bsf study, the logo would be on the front, and the materials would look like inserts for a 3-ring binder. Believe it or not, Nashville is a pretty big center for printing. There are several printing companies here.

Vickie, sorry about your allergies. I noticed my eyes itching a lot today. Here in Middle Tennessee we have a light coating of yellow pollen on everything! I hope you feel better, soon.

Sandra, your roses sound awesome. I always loved the ones my dad grew. Maybe one day I'll get brave and plant some myself. Is there a particular kind that is hardy and easy to grow? We have 100 degree summers and sometimes dip below freezing in the winter. Our soil is rocky, and we only have a small area that gets full sun for most of the day. The rest of the yard is partially shady. Enjoy your night out!

Maryann, I closed my eyes and imagined being on the beach when I got your vibes! Thanks. We are bracing for bad weather for the next three day, so I'll be staying inside.

DH is working on a car outside before the weather gets bad, so I'm just hanging out. I'll check back on y'all later ;)

Tejas
04-22-2010, 10:42 PM
No, Sloan, it must not be "bsf". It's probably a program specific to the Methodist church...don't know, really. I'm a Unitarian but thought I'd take this course (was reared Methodist).

Our weather has been strange. Lots of rain, clouds...one day of sun, now back to rain. But, I had some time to get in a 2 mile walk tonight between the rain drops.

My eating was very low calorie today. I hope this pays off :lol:

I'm tired :yawn:....going to bed.

Rhonda

nancy237
04-22-2010, 11:13 PM
I went to a organ donor tribute to honor the families of donors.
My cousin's husband (what is that to me ???-I'd like to quit calling him my cousin's husband) was killed August 20th last year. His organs went to 7 different people.

So many sad stories..but everyone said the organ donation helped them
get through the death of their loved one.

Please ..everyone think about being an organ donor and if you want to be, let your family know.

Tejas
04-23-2010, 07:31 AM
Nancy, can't you call him by his name? :lol: How about "cousin by marriage"? That's what Sandra is to me. Although, really, we're "sisters".

Good morning everyone!

Rhonda

Vickie
04-23-2010, 08:23 AM
Good Morning Chicks! I'm up early with presents to wrap and a WW blueberry pie to make. After Jim goes to get the ingredients, that is!

Nancy, I'd call him Cousin and I'm sure there are seven families who call him a blessed Angel.

Hope you all have a beautiful day!

beach bum
04-23-2010, 01:32 PM
Hi Ladies :)

Another busy day but its going to end ,as I don't have to go back to Physical therapy anymore,they say my neck and shoulder area is back to normal without any pain. I just have to keep up with the exercisers he gave me to strengthen the area.

SANDRA-Happily its going to end,now that everything went back to normal. Glad things are slowing down a bit,now I have more time to walk along the beaches instead of one beach. I'm so Jealous as I told Vickie yesterday I LOVE:love:ROSES:love: but some how they don't grow up here,only the Rosa Ragosas [sp] and they are a wild flower that grows in the sand dunes along the beaches.


SLOAN-Glad to hear you like the vibes.I'm so happy that the nice weather is here and we can walk along the be before the crowds come.


Have a nice day

ontarget
04-23-2010, 04:41 PM
Hi there, Chickies. I just have a second here but wanted to drop in to say that I'm OP and Rhonda is most definitely my sister. She's also my favorite cousin.

Have a good day, all.

Tejas
04-23-2010, 08:05 PM
Today I had the most wonderful massage by a young woman here who is a registered massage therapist. I was concerned that my neck and shoulder might be worse off but they improved. (I have some degenerating discs in my neck).

I've had only 800 calories so far today so I think I'll eat dinner. Then, off to the arts and jazz festival. I went to aquafit, and tomorrow I see Torture Todd.

I hope everyone has a good evening.

Rhonda

ontarget
04-23-2010, 10:36 PM
Okay, Rhonda, now I'm worrying about you. Are you all right?

beach bum
04-24-2010, 09:07 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)


Don't have to go to my PT anymore but he gave me exercises to do 3 x's per day. Went down to the beach and walked for 20m as the wind was really picking up and it was hard to walk with that going on.In the evening I went to my friends house to see a rented movies but we all didin't know how to use the DVD and wound up see a old demand movie [The Thomas Crown Affair]1968 movies.



Rhonda=I have a degenerating disc on the base of my neck also and the sub therapist told me of an exercise that you can do before you wake up.

Lay flat on the bed,pull your tummy in and than pull your shoulders to toward the bed and reach down with both arms to your side stretching as much as possible and than hold for 5 seconds,don't forget to breath do the reps 5 x's. I tell you my neck felt so good after doing these exercisers.

I'm free and pain and I don't have to go back to therapy anymore,but before I left my therapist gave me other exercise for my neck.

Have to get ready to get my walking done,if I don't get a chance to back ere have a nice weekend.

Vickie
04-24-2010, 09:34 AM
Good Morning Chicks! I have a triple birthday party to attend today for my Niece who is turning 43 and for her two daughters, 9 and 4! It will be a wild event with a dark chocolate fountain. Oh oh.......

I'll bring my JC food with and eat on program all day. I'll skip my snack so I can have a couple of dipped items. After all the dark chocolate is good for me, right! :D


:hug: Hugs to you all. Stay on program today and I'll talk to you all soon.

nancy237
04-24-2010, 09:59 AM
Vickie...

Have you forgotten our special "LIST" so soon???
Dark Chocolate is health food and does not count!!

I am spreading pine straw today with some help.
The guy who helped with weeds ripped out a huge bed of phlox(sp?)
I rescued it from the weed pile and think I can save most of it.
It was overdue to be thinned anyway ;)

I am leanring new things this week. Just fixed our toilet with a part from the hardware store.
Learning to clean the pool, and had to crawl under the house to turn on faucets the other day.

The key thing I must do is completely forget how to do any of this when Robin is all better.
(the way he can't remember how to use the stove ) ;)

Tejas
04-24-2010, 10:46 AM
Thanks for the exercise Maryann. I'll try it.

And, Vickie, not only is chocolate good for you, it is on the list as Nancy pointed out. And, remember, any good eaten while having a good time has NO calories.

Nancy, selective memory is GOOD. I'm sure it's the key to relationships staying together.

If you need inspiration, go to the Goal section and read about Zelda losing half her body weight over two years I think it was. From the mid-300's to 161. Very heartening.

I'm gone for the day...gym, jazz festival, shopping...you name it!

Rhonda

aghiowa
04-24-2010, 12:38 PM
Good day ladies! My 6 year old came down with strep a few days ago, so we've been trapped in the house here. I'm about to go crazy! :) Luckily, she's on antibiotics now and is on the mend. And dh promises me I can go out this afternoon without the children. I have no idea WHERE I will go - just out would be good enough. :lol:

My dad continues to recover nicely. My mom mowed the lawn for the first time in years yesterday. I think she will be willing to "forget" how to do it after dad is feeling better too.

Miles is growing like a weed...he has regained his birth weight and then some. :cheer:

My eating is better than when I was pregnant, but not picture perfect yet. My girls did make us breakfast in bed today though, since it's our 14th anniversary tomorrow. It was very nice!

Have a happy day all,
Angela

Vickie
04-24-2010, 12:39 PM
Thanks Chicks! I had forgotten.

Nancy, you're awesome! NO way would I crawl under the house.

Rhonda...have fun!

Vickie
04-24-2010, 12:41 PM
Angela, it is SO good to hear that all is well and better in your neck of the woods! Happy Anniversary. Any special plans? Did you get the strep?

aghiowa
04-24-2010, 01:00 PM
Vickie,
No special plans I'm aware of. I think I'd just like to sleep. :lol:

And I haven't gotten strep yet...just allergies bugging me.

Angela

sloanie
04-24-2010, 02:46 PM
Hey chickies! I've been cleaning/organizing all day, and I just got on the couch to rest a minute. I still need to finish in my bedroom but will have to force myself to do it. We are having storms all day and are supposed to have some really severe ones later on after four pm. I need to go to the grocery, but I think I will wait until tomorrow.

Angela, take care of yourself so you don't get strep. Make sure to wash, wash, wash your hands. Your resistance is still down after childbirth, so you are more susceptible. I got strep when my DS was about two months old, and it put me to bed for a couple of days. Happy Anniversary and stay well!

Rhonda, your energy level inspires me. It seems like you are always on the go and doing something fun. Is it retirement or have you always been that way?

Nancy, you go girl! I admire you for trying new things, and I agree with the plan to forget everything when Robin is better. How is he doing? I hope all is well with him, and that he'll be home soon.

Maryann, glad your neck and shoulder are doing so well!

Sandra, congrats on staying op. How many days in a row has it been?

Vickie, in my new book "Fudge Your Way to Weight Loss" I will put a chapter in about the health benefits of chocolate. You can co-write the chapter if you like. I'm impressed with your plan. I can see myself with my entire face under one to the chocolate spouts :D

Hey Paula!

GTG back to work. TTFN

Vickie
04-24-2010, 03:44 PM
Well......we don't know if my plan will work or not yet! :D:devil:;):D

blessedwithsarah
04-25-2010, 02:07 PM
Vickie -- as long as you dip fruit, then its really healthy!!!

Does anyone use any on line calorie trackers? I was looking at fit day this morning, a bit too complicated for me. I could not see how to define a meal that could be used again. I also found ************ -- seems a bit more like the WW on line tracking but with calories. I decided I need more accountability to me -- I need to write down everything and see how it fits into my day. Just wondering what you all use to track calories ect.

Have a good day!

Vickie
04-25-2010, 04:29 PM
Paula, try www.sparkpeople.com. I use it everyday and it's awesome. You can add favorites to your list to use over and over.

Tejas
04-25-2010, 06:50 PM
I found myplate.com to be helpful, and I think it is a lot like the one Vickie mentioned.

As for my energy level: I've always been high energy but retirement really lets me have more fun. The last few years of work, and the mid-1990's into 2003 were awful. I was really worn down.

I have also been using the CPAP machine for the last 3 nights. It takes some getting used to the mask, but it's not awful and I do actually feel better in the mid-afternoon.

Angela, it's good to hear continued good news about your Dad. Wash your hands!!! Keep them off your face, etc. If you do get it, you tried!

Off to the festival again tonight. DH is not well, so it's me, my nephew, his girls and his mother...it will be fun.

Rhonda