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09-22-2002, 04:14 PM
Stay at home Mom's #62


Welcome to a thread full of encouragement, support and humor, as we share our lives, restore our health, lose weight and raise a family! Welcome to all newcomers and also to our regulars!! Be sure to go back to SAHM's thread #61 to catch up on what has been happening in everyone's lives.

Jen :smug:

09-22-2002, 04:24 PM
Hi all :)

Wow - it seems like forever since I last posted! I hope you are all doing well......it seems like there are some people missing from the regular group, but I'm glad to see others such as Mel and Anna keeping the thread going!

As for me, things are calming down now that the weekend is here and last week is finally OVER! I had something going on almost every night last week and by the time Friday rolled around, all I wanted to do was come home and plop! The funny thing though was that I managed to w/o every day but Friday, including yesterday and today. So 6 days outta 7 ain't too shabby :smug: . I need to take my measurements again this week, so this will be month 2 and we'll see if anything got smaller (hopefully not just my chest - if they get any smaller, my chest will start sinking in! ;) )

Anyway, I hope people's lives are becoming a bit more calm with school fully underway. I know that sometimes the school year, with all the sports practices, swim lessons, cheerleader stuff, games, etc., can almost be more overwhelming than all the running around we do over the summer. Take it all in stride ladies, cause there will come a time when we long for these days back. :)

Hope you all have a great week and I'll see you all soon!

09-22-2002, 07:55 PM
Hi, Everyone!!

Well, I'm back from my 2 over-night sleep-overs. The first one was just with DH, where we went to that golfing/memorial sponsorship's for one of his customers. The 2nd one was a 1-day camping trip with the whole family & 5 other families. Both were not too hectic, but feels good to be home again. This week will slow down a bit for me, so I should get a chance to start exercising again. I will pedal & read everyone's posts while doing it. Sassypie: Thanks for starting a new thread. It sounds as though your life has been as crazy as mine has been! Let's cross our fingers for a happy medium this week, okay? ;) Congratulations on getting exercise in for 6 out of the seven days of the week! If you keep this up, you definitely should see a difference in the tape measure! Well, I'd better get going & throw another load in the washer & dryer again. TTFN

09-23-2002, 11:17 AM
Hello there!

Thanks for the new thread Sassy, and WTG on getting in your W/O last week. I wish I was more like you in getting things done. I still haven't done any exercise, I had planned too but our home theater system blew a fuse, and I haven't made the effort to do anything. I am going to get on the treadmill today, and maybe even go for a walk. Our momma dog need a little break, so I'll take her and get a little fresh air and enjoy this Fall like weather!

Jackie, HI! Glad to see you'll be in more, it's been too quiet and I was getting lonesome :(

Well I'm going get some exercise and a little house work done.


09-25-2002, 05:52 AM
Good morning!

Jen- thanks for starting the new thread! Great job on getting all that excercise in- I am sure that it will pay off. I sure hope that you are right about things slowing down..........right now my life is at such a breakneck pace that I can hardly keep up with it. Sorry to hear that yours has been hectic too.

Jackie-we are glad that you are back too!!!!!!!! Hope that you got all that laundry done (after camping there is the potential for gobs of it I would think!) Hope that you get that time in on the bike too.......I know how it important to you it can be.

Melissa- so you get an honorary electricians degree also? Hope that you got your workout in also and enjoy the fall weather. (Fall weather is great isn't it?) How is your diet going?

As for me, well, I do get my workouts in- and will be leaving for another walk in 5 minutes. Still having major problems getting my eating under control. Tonite Dd has a soccer game, which I will get to see a bit of. That is after all the other stuff that I have to get to today..........another busy one.
Gotta go get my shoes on (and get out of my jammies!) and walk.
Have a great day.

09-25-2002, 08:44 AM

Good to see you Ginny!

Unfortunatly I STILL HAVEN'T exercised! I tried to fix the stereo component that's messed up but I was unable to do so. And I just haven't taken time out to get on my treadmill. Weigh in was yesterday and TG not exercising hasn't hurt me yet, I lost 2.6 lbs. for a total of 44.8 lbs! And let me tell you, I really wanted that .2 lb. to make it 45 total but I know I'll get it next week! Our momma dog is finally starting to eat again and her puppy is about to open his eyes. Things are getting better around here, but I sure miss all of you keeping me company! Hope to see everyone soon!

Have a good day!

09-25-2002, 06:30 PM
Hi gals!

I actually have some quiet time right now (my sister took the girls shopping - yay!!), so I thought I'd do a quick post! Have to make it brief though cause I need to get exercises in before I leave for my meeting tonight.

Well, I have to confess that I didn't lose much in inches this last month. It makes me mad really cause I have been working out really hard and focused the whole time - even when I really DON'T want to. I feel like I look better and my clothes do fit better so why hasn't the tape gone down? I don't really get it but I'm gonna keep at it anyway. I have, on a positive note, lost 11# since I started in May/June, but that's still pale compared to the average person. What's up with my body? Why is it so slow? Oh well, at least nothing's gone up!

Mel - 45# is so great! I can't believe weight watchers works so well. Is it something you have stay on for life? I don't really know much about it other than you can eat a ton and have weigh-in meetings. I hope you get everything figured out with your HTS. I'm gonna call you Gadget Girl cause you seem to be oh so handy around the house - lol!

Ginny - my workload this week has been lighter thank goodness but it never really ceases completely where I can just curl on the couch under a blanket and read a book/magazine. I've been trying to get some reading in during my break at work and that's about the extent of it. When I'm home, it's homework, dinner, laundry, misc. cleaning, errands, Brownies, baths, kids' books, the list could go on forever! :dizzy: I know you know the feeling!

And speak of the devil, here come the little lovelies now, just about to enter the door. Take care ladies and I'll try to check in again. BYE!!

09-28-2002, 11:09 AM

I can't believe nobody's been here in a few days! Oh well, things are fine here. Our momma dog is eating, and taking care of her pup. I'm still OP, and I did get on my treadmill Thursday for 35 minutes but not yesterday. I'm gonna get on again today, and maybe do my WATP tape since the VCR is working again. Ds has a football game today, then I have to come home and clean house and cook for company.

Sassy, I love the WW program. It's based on teaching us how to eat right, and in moderation. We're suppose to eat 5 fruits/veggies per day and drink at least 48 oz. of water per day. The meetings are a big help, every week they cover different topics, all having to do with the program and how to work it. I'm sorry I can't explain it very well, but I just love it. I finally feel like I'm in control of me, and I feel great about that! I think if I post our 8 steps, that would explain it better, so I'll do that later.

Where is everyone?

09-29-2002, 02:44 AM

I'm here & I've really missed you all! My plans to check in more often failed. DH decided to take an office day on Thurs. & a day of vacation on Friday! My PC's monitor will not turn on again & DH had his Lap Top tied up most of the time. Then.... when I had the chance to grab his laptop, all three of our phone lines were being used by dh! Thank goodness for cell phones, I at least had some line of communication! :lol: Well, we have just about a month left of our personal challenges. I'm glad that I stuck to only a 5# challenge, as of today, I still need to work on the entire 5# yet! I didn't keep my promise to pedal either. Without having a PC and/or a working TV set, it's too boring to pedal for any length of time. So...I'll try again this week. I did get a chance to do some extensive cleaning/organizing in the past week though. Most days I worked up such a sweat that I had to change/ shower again by mid-day. (This should count towards something, shouldn't it?) ;) Mel: It sounds as though you & I are really going through an electronics crisis lately, huh? Congrats on losing almost 45# too! I sure wish that I had a current success story to tell you all right now! I'd be very much interested if you would post the 8 steps for us. By just knowing & following the points system, I can be somewhat successful if I put my willpower into it. Lately, I've been better off at taking hour naps instead of hour workouts. I think it's due to the new meds that I'm on. I sure wish I'd get the "Spring Chicken" feeling back again! As for your new pup: They're a lot of work, but it's so rewarding to watch them, isn't it? Our Mamma Kitty's litter of kittens are over a month old now & are so much fun to watch. I'd love to keep them all, but I know it's impossible. I'm sure I won't have a dry eye when it's time to part with them. I'm trying to find homes for them where I know the people, so I'd still have the chance to visit them once in awhile. Sassypie: I hope you enjoyed every minute of your downtime the other day. As for your measurements & weightloss results: I wouldn't worry too much about it! As you probably know by now-muscle weighs more than fat & takes up less room on your bod. As long as your clothes are getting loose, I wouldn't worry too much. Ginny: You busy gal, you! Somehow you still manage to get your walks in, good for you!! How's your yellow submarine been treating you lately? Have you been spending less time living in it lately, or are you still doing the am & pm routes yet? Hang in there, you crazy Mom! (You have to be nuts or go nuts driving a school bus!!) :lol: Well, my dd just woke up & she's not feeling well, so I'd better scoot. TTFN!

09-29-2002, 05:37 PM
Wello, you ladies get the medal of honor for putting up with me... I hardly ever get to post and when I do it is typically the bums rush. My cheap excuse today to get online was that I had to pay two bills- and I thought I would clean up email a bit.

Jackie- well my friend, sounds like we are in the same boat! I have not lost a thing.......... but lets kick each other in the behind and try again. Remember last year when we did the Halloween challenge????? That is what got me going big time- back on WW and I lost about 21#. (sadly, most of it is back on ). Want to try for that again? (Not the gain! hehehe) Glad that you got your cleaning in- I know you will get back on the bike sooner or later. And when you do- we all know what happens! Hope that your new meds are working out for you too. Please remember to take them- unless the Dr says otherwise.

Melissa- you are just awesome!!!!! 45#!!!!!!!!! Gosh, I do envy you. But Hang in there- you are doing great. WW is such a good program- and I love how you really can eat anything you want- it is all about choices. One of my favorites is spaghetti squash, with a whopping 0 points- that you can have and eat spaghetti with the rest of the clan (who get the real carbs). You are doing so well, I am happy for you! Glad that you are getting your workouts in too.

Jen- you busy lady! (I forget, what kind of work do you do and how many hours per week?). I hear ya with the wanting to crawl under the covers and read......or snooze............Sorry that the tape measure has not shown much- perhaps you have just kind of redistributed what you have- or toned it up in a way that does not show up in less inches but less flab. Just a guess, I dunno.
How nice of your Ds taking the girls out for a while to give you a break. Hope that you enjoyed it!

Yes I am still behind the wheel of my big yellow submarine (feels like a sinking ship at times............) both mornings and afternoons.
But I think I have only two more weeks of am's- the money will be nice (checks are on two week delay) but I really miss my time.
It has been at an all out pace since the beginning of September, and with both Dd's playing soccer............and the practices and having to pick up Dd (16) almost every day after practice.....it becomes overwhelming. But I am doing ok......just busy. I have to get those walks in, without them I would be totally insane.
Dd had a bad cold at the end of last week (BTW, Jackie, I hope that your Dd is feeling better!) and we have all felt a wee bit under the weather.

Guess I had better go and get ready for dinner. Have a great nite!

09-30-2002, 09:06 AM
Morning Ladies!

The 8 steps to a healthy weight:

1. Pay attention to serving size.
2. Choose at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
3. Choose at least 2 servings of milk and milk products a day (3 if you're a teen or over 50).
4. Include protein rich foods in your diet.
5. Choose a variety of grains daily, especially whole grains.
6. Limit alcohol, high sugar, and high fat foods.
7. Drink at least 6 glasses of water every day.
8. Insure your nutritional well being by taking a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement every day.

Someone also sent the SUPPOSED points formula! It's as follows:
Take calories, add fat x 4, subtract fiber x 10, then divide by 50.

So, something with 200 calories, 3 gr fat and 2 gr fiber would be:
200 + 12 - 20, divided by 50 = 3.84, or 4 points.

Remember to keep the fiber no more than 4 x 10

I hope y'all had a good weekend and things calm down for you soon!


09-30-2002, 12:13 PM
Good Morning!!!
Actually it is getting late in the morning..........but I hope that each of you is having a good one. Thanks Melissa for printing out the 8 steps for WW. I have the program-but have not attended a meeting in years.... and never heard of the 8 steps (they are probably explained at the meetings, dummy me!). But I like the program just because it makes so much sense and works when adhered to. You are a perfect proof of that!~

As for me I am a bit down today. TOM is here.........and the tribe left the house looking like a bomb exploded in it. What did me in was when Ds threw the clean laundry out of the dryer (must have been looking for something) and left it all over the floor. That was sort of the straw that broke the camels back. Well, I have decided to take the rest of the am off........and will get at least an hour of rest in. I did get up and go for a walk this am, sort of a short one and I hope to walk a bit more during Dd's soccer practice this evening.
Off for some rest. Have a great day.

10-01-2002, 01:58 AM

I know......it's late! My monitor is dead for sure now. My only chance for a line to you gals is to wait for dh laptop & this is the first chance that I got today. Mel: Thanks for posting the 8 steps for us. I guess I needed a little reminder again! ;) Ginny: It sounds as though we are in the same boat with TOM too! I've got a real doozer one this month. I can always tell by the level of my PMS just before. I went to a clothing party the other night & came home crying & was really sensitive to peoples comments to me. Now....is the fun part: (Running to the potty every other minute!)
It came early, so I had to cancel my annual GYN appt. that was supposed to be scheduled for this a.m. I ended up staying home all day today. DH took dd to school in the a.m. & I didh't have to go any where until it was time to pick up dd @ 3:00 today! What a break, I really needed one! Of course, my entire day to myself was spent balancing the checkbook, paying bills, laundry and tidying up the house! How special, huh? Ginny: I hope you got the much-needed rest that you were talking about. It's unbelieveable how fast the family can trash the house, huh? It's too bad we can't clean it just as fast! ;) Mel: Thank you also for posting the points formula for us. I sure hope that I have enough brain cells to figure out how to calculate all the points! :rolleyes: Well, dh said it's time to get off the 'puter, so nighty, night! Oh! One more thing: Spryng & Misty--Where are you? I'm starting to worry about the two of you! Drop us a line or two if you're out there lurking somewhere, okay? Take Care!

10-02-2002, 12:02 PM
Ladies, I'm still going!
As of last night, I lost 2 lbs. this week, my total is now 46.8 lbs!!!
And I'm proud to say that I am back to exercising, but not everyday YET. I'm just gonna work my way back up, and take it slow.

Ginny and Jackie, you ladies are awesome! I could never keep up with all that you do, and I'm so glad you still have time to come in here and visit!

Well, I need to get my workout done and a few chores too.


10-03-2002, 12:59 AM
Hi girls -

Quick post cause I am soooooo tired and need to get some sleep.......

How's everyone doing? It seems like it's been pretty slow around here and I don't blame anyone for not having the time to stop in. I know I certainly haven't been able to! I have been really busy the last few weeks with my oldest dd's birthday parties. Last weekend was family and this weekend is with 16 6-7 year old girls! Sometimes I don't think at all before I commit myself to things - I must be crazy to have that many wound up giddy girls over at one time! Dh and I have planned it all out though so I hope things will run smoothly and I won't have a migraine from all the screaming afterward! (What is up with little girls and screaming anyway?) Dd will be happy anyway and that's what counts right?

Things have been strange around here with my family. I have an Aunt who has some mental health problems and we are having a "family meeting" in the next few weeks to try and figure some things out. My cousin (her daughter) and I will be doing most of the planning and set-up of the meeting. It's a bit ackward though b/c we will be facilitating the whole thing with our Aunts and Uncles and my family seems to have a thing with taking advice/being educated by the "youngsters". I have a feeling that it will not be received as well as we would like. I'd go more into detail but I just don't have the energy. Ask questions if you want, I don't mind.

On the weight-loss front, I missed w/o's last week from Thurs-Mon. I was up so late every night and busy with so many different things that I know I would have collapsed if I tried to w/o. This week has been a little better as I have gotten it in everyday so far. (That 's only 2 days for those of you who are counting! lol) I'm still trying but boy, am I tired all the time. Besides being tired, I can't w/o until after the girls go to bed and that's at least 8:30pm so by the time I get done and showered, it's 11pm or later. (Usually later!) Speaking of later........I gotta go to bed or I'll fall asleep at my desk tomorrow.

Btw, Ginny asked what I do and how many hours I work. I work in a bank in loans and with the rates being as low as they are, things have been bonkers around there! My hours are generally from 8-2 M-F but depending on the day and who's picking the girls up from school (Grandparents have them 2 days/week), I will sometimes stay later. I average around 32 hours per week. The nice thing is that they asked me to come back and were willing to pretty much give me any schedule I wanted. So I leave just in time to do after school pickup. Lucky me, I know :) . I'm very grateful for such a good group of people to work for.

Anyway, so much for short.....take care and hope to check back in soon......Have a nice week :) .

10-03-2002, 01:42 PM
Good Day, All!

Well gals, here it's Oct. 3rd & what happened to my motivation? I still have 28 days left to meet the Halloween challenge. Could someone please give me a good swift kick in the bud, please? I have all the best intentions in the world & then somehow, they all go down the drain! :hot: Oh well, life goes on,huh? I guess I'll use today as day (1) of the challenge & then maybe I'll get somewhere. ;) Mel: You talk about Ginny & I as being awesome...what about yourself? Just this past summer, you invited your DN to come live with you. Now that takes a lot of patience to do! How is he doing now? I do agree with you that Ginny is awesome, too! I don't think that I'd have any energy left after driving a bus load of kids around twice a day! And somehow....Ginny still manages to get her walks in! Sassypie: I see your "quick" posts are a lot like mine! :lol: Could you imagine the two of us getting on the phone & gabbing? Sounds like you could be getting a little "partied out" though. Somehow when we know that we're doing this for our kids, we find the energy! Oh!, by the way: Happy Birthday, to the little doll! As for your DA: I hope that your family can come up with some kind of agreement with one another. Mental health is such a touchy one to deal with. How old is your DA & how long has she had her mental illness? As for your w/o: I hope that you are able to fit them in to your busy schedule. It sounds like you need to exercise, just to get rid of your built-up stress in your life right now. Oh my!, here I'm giving you the pep talk & maybe I should get my franny up & get with it too! :dancer: So...I'd better scoot for now. TTFN

10-05-2002, 07:50 PM
Hi ladies :)

Well, the parties are finally over! (phew!!) We had 13 girls here today and things ran amazingly smoothly - I was happy and surprised all at the same time! Dd got so many things that she just loves, she can't make up her mind what to play with first. Younger dd is in heaven too cause she's playing with the things that older dd isn't. It's all quiet on the western front here with everyone as occupied as they are. Dh is worn out and is napping so I have some time to myself for a change.

As far as my aunt goes, she's in her early 60's and from what I understand from my dm, she's had this ongoing problem for more than 25 years. It has progressively gotten worse and it's become an issue that is involving everyone more and more. Currently she is living with my grandma and is causing all kind of problems. My grandma is having a hard time cause she won't stop helping her financially and of course, it's her daughter so all kinds of emotions are involved as well. It's become an issue where my aunt needs to leave my grandma's house and live in an assisted living facility so she can be "supervised" on a regular basis. The problem is that she adamantly refuses to get any help regardless of who tries to help her. Her daughter and I are trying to get the family together to come up with solutions to this "problem". I pray it works.

Moving on to more pleasant stuff....tomorrow dh and I are taking the girls to a little town for a parade and a craft show. It's supposed to be sunny but cool - the PERFECT fall day!! I can't wait to check out the goods, as it's been forever since I've gone craft shopping and I LOVE LOVE LOVE fall and Halloween!!!!

I really would like to know where Spryng and Misty are!?!? I'm surprised that neither have popped in just to say they're ok... it's so not like them. Has anyone heard anything? I hate to be a worry-wart but there's so much that could be going on and I just want to know that everyone's ok. Even if there's a lot of drama going on, please pop in girls - we're here to help.

Ok, I think I'm gonna go catch a cat nap myself while the time is right. Have a nice weekend and see ya later!

10-06-2002, 07:18 PM
HI Everyone!

I am back and I have made a promise to myself that I will check in more often!!

Life has been totally crazy around here! :fr: Between school starting and dance and soccer and business and then my mom visiting.. I dont think I have had time for ANYTHING!!

My eating has gone down the tubes as has my exercise. But I have committed to start again this week. I have a goal to lose 5 pounds by Halloween. I am going to do it to!

I promise to write more later... I hope all is well! :)


10-08-2002, 11:23 AM
Hello Everyone!

I thought I'd check in before my day goes completely crazy! I have my annual GYN appt. at 10:30 this a.m. I'm home for a few hours this aft. & then from 3:30-8:30 this eve., it's complete chaos! (Mom's taxi service kick's in to high gear then.) ;) Should I even tell you all how I'm doing on the challenge? Let's put it this way...I'm glad to have over 2 wks left to work on losing 5#!
We got together with a long-lost cousin this past weekend & gave into all the "sweet temptations". Then...on our way home, we stopped for Pizza! Do I need to say anymore? :rolleyes: Karen: Glad to see you back here again! It sounds as though we are in the same boat with everything in our lives, doesn't it? We just have to hang in there & know that things will get better, okay? Sassypie: Glad that you survived all the parties. My ds turns 14 on the 13th of this month. We have our family party on Sat. Eve. & his friend party will be the week after. So...what kind of things did you buy at the craft show? Are you into collecting anything? I'm in the process of re-decorating my foyer. I'm trying to stay with a theme of birds & bird houses. The wallpaper is finally all up & I found rugs that go perfectly with the print. I still need to buy a few pictures yet & also find some more bird houses.
Well, I suppose I'd better get going & hop in the shower so that I can be all fresh for the Doc. C-U all later!

10-08-2002, 12:59 PM
Where is everyone? Where have I been? (lost in space, as usual). No time for a long post- just a quick hello. I had to check something for Dh on the 'puter- and I am done with that- then off to Dd's school for lunch room duty. I hope to get on later- but have my doubts about that. I miss you all- and posting.
Hope to see you later!

10-10-2002, 01:10 AM

Just poppin' in to say hello! I tried going to sleep, but DH is snoring so loud that I decided to stay up a little bit longer. Boy, it's sure been quiet at our thread for awhile, hasn't it? I bet we lost few gals when they re-vamped this website. I don't think a lot of them see where to click for the message board, as you used to be able to hit in the middle of the screen where to meet "your friends". So....I sure hope they find us again!! Well, I didn't do too bad with my eating today. I can't say that it was perfect, but I talked myself out of a Turtle Sundae for the past two days! Ginny: Thanks for checking in with us!
Oh, Oh!! DH must have woke himself up by his own snoring & he noticed I was missing, so I'll give him another chance . :yawn:

10-10-2002, 11:51 AM
Good Morning!!!!!!!!
Wow it has been so quiet here. Miss y'all!!!!!!! But then I have been MIA recently anyway- so who am I to talk?
I decided to sort of take the day off here and not run around so much. I thought for sure my BP was going to be orbital yesterday while at the Dr's for a check up and a flu shot- and it was great. Go figure? Maybe it had something to do with that I had just come from having my hair trimmed - and was rather relaxed from that. As it must sound, things have been all out here- 3 kids, 3 sports schedules, working too much......... and it will probably not slow down too much for a few more weeks. Soccer ends in about 3-4 weeks (mercifully- but then I will have to keep up with Dd's moods as she will be home more~ not too sure if that is a bargain or not!). Basketball has just started for Ds- and I am happy for him about that. Seems as though he does not have quite as much to do as the girls do (but that is his choice).
No walk for me today- I decided to sleep in (until 5:45- big woopee!)

Jackie- glad that you gave Dh another try there- or that he gave up on the snoring! How have his moods been recently? I hear ya- the web site is not as easy to negotiate these days- I have the forum bookmarked and go in using that so I do not have to tangle with the new home page. But I no longer get email reminders of someone leaving a post~ wonder whaaa happened there? ( of course there are days that I do not get to the 'puter- so who am I kidding!)

Well, ladies gotta go clean the family room - which has been neglected for weeks. (bad mommy I am!) Have a great day!
Great to hear from you, Jackie! Jen and Karen, hope to hear from you soon! Spryng- where and how are ya??????

10-10-2002, 05:24 PM
Im Here!

I am having one of those weeks were my time is not my own. Back to back pumkin patch trips, soccer practice, dance Classe, 2 evening Crochet Classes and tomorrow is DH's bday! sigh......

I am doing well, eating is great! But the exercise is non existent! It will get there! I know it will! I just need a slow week... and next week is it!

I need to run, but I promised to check in! I will be back soon! :)

10-12-2002, 01:24 AM

I'm just dropping a line or two to let you all know that I'm okay.
We had a horrible 25+ car pile up on interstate 43 this a.m. due mainly to the fog & driving too fast for road conditions. 34 people were injured & 10 were pronounced dead. It was such a tragedy & took the authorities nearly 16 hours to clean most of the mess up. The cars were literally piled on top of one another & a big towering inferno on top of that! We live about 20 miles South of the crash site & my brother lives just a few miles from where it happened. We are so grateful that we didn't lose any loved ones.
So far, I don't know anyone that was involved in the crash, but I've shed quite a few tears watching the news. Well, I have to go finish my cleaning. DS's Birthday party is tomorrow for our family. Oh!, by the way....a Happy Belated Birthday goes out to your DH, Karen! I hope you had a great time celebrating his special day with him! Ginny: I know what a worry wort you are, so this is why I posted tonight.
Everyone have a great weekend! TTFN

10-12-2002, 12:01 PM
Good morning!!!!!!!!
Jackie, you skunk!!!!!!!!!! I am soooooooooooo glad that you posted, I was about ready to email /send a PM to you. Yes, I was worried about you/ Gary and your family. I am so glad to hear that everyone is ok. Hope that Ds's Bday goes well. Thanks for checking in.......and for knowing me so well.

Karen- well the good news is that you are eating well. I am glad to hear that. Enjoy these busy days as much as you can. Glad that you checked in!

Everyone is home today........so it is a busy one. I hope to get a walk in later.........once the much needed rain stops. At least the pond fillled up again (there is a neat pond 3 houses away) so the kids will have a place to skate once winter sets in.
Gotta go unload the dishwasher. Have a great day!

10-14-2002, 11:00 PM
Good evening!!!
Well, it is just me, the ol blabblepuss just checking in. So quiet here............Hope everyone is ok. (and a belated happy Bday to Ds, Jackie)

A quiet weekend here. A cold has invaded our home.......and most of us are a little bit under the weather. Nothing awful though. Dd ( the 6 yr old) is the sickest- she has an awful cough and is so droopy. Her class has a field trip planned for tomorrow, and if she does not seem better I might just have to keep her home. Hopefully a good nights sleep will clear things up. Speaking of a good nites sleep, I had better get off this dumb computer so that I can get one too! See y'all tomorrow.

10-15-2002, 01:01 PM

It looks as though it's just Ginny & myself again. Oh well, we can carry on quite well, can't we Ginny? I do indeed miss the rest of you though! I'm really having a hard time focusing on my 5# challenge & have made a lot of bad choices lately. :eek: I went to the GYN last week for my annual check up & he told me I should be walking 3 x's p/wk so that I can prevent osteoporosis.
We have a history of this in our family & you would think that this would be enough to get my motivation going, right? I'm always going to start "tomorrow" & it's the same old thing, I'll start tomorrow!! I guess what I should do right after posting here, is hop on the treadmill for 20 min. or so. Ginny: I hope everyone gets better in your household. We had the cold bug going around in our house last week & the week before. I kept dd home from school on Friday. DD is in Dance Company at her Dance studio & needed to try & get better for their performance on Sat. She did indeed feel better, but needless to say....they had to dance in the pouring rain for 45 minutes! So far, she's feeling pretty good. Well, I suppose I should get going & get on with my day. See yah all later!

10-15-2002, 02:08 PM
Good afternoon!!!
I have time for a quick hello and wanted to see how everyone was doing. Glad that you had time to check in, Jackie!! Good for you going for your gyn check up- gotta take good care of yourself! Gee, I wish we lived closer (somehow the Wis/NY distance is a bit impractical) I would walk with you!!!!!!! Get those shoes on, and I hope that your feet cooperate. Do not dispair about the Halloween challenge. Remember last year- we had the same thing (and stupid me I put most all of it back on!) and I turned up the heat on myself about Oct 15 to finally make one of those challenges. So- lets go for it together.................want to give it a try?
Well, I had better scadoodle here.........got my walk in this am and so far my eating is "OP".
Have a great day!!!!!

10-15-2002, 07:01 PM
Hi Gang!

Where is everyone? I know I know.. I've been MIA too... I just cant seem to get everything back together this school year. I am crazy!

Jackie- Get out and walk girl! I have osteo in my family too... and I need to get those walks in as well. We should prod eachother to do it!

Ginny - I hope things are better in your house today! My youngest is really sick too. She missed dance today because of it! I just hope I dont get it! I never get rid of it when I do...

I am doing fine.. No exercise yet. I have got to get control of my life! I REALLY DO!!

I will talk to you all soon!


10-15-2002, 10:49 PM
I'M BAAAACK!!!!! And hopefully for good this time!!!! I need to get control back!!!! This is just crazy! How can I KNOW that eating right and exercising is sooo good and makes me feel sooo good but I STILL can't stay on track! I know I'm not the only one that goes through this but man is it frustrating!!! I keep asking myself "Who is in control of your life????" Right now the answer is my fat!!! I want the control back!!!!!!!!!

Well it looks like Karen, Ginny, and Jackie have been keeping it all going around here! Hi guys!!! I haven't had time to read all of your posts but hopefully they're positive and everyone is still on program!!!

Here are my goals for tomorrow:
1. Drink 64 oz of water.
2. Eat healthy (I'm easing back into this!)
3. At least 30 min of exercise.
4. Start a journal of thoughts and food.

On a deeper note....I've been thinking a lot lately about the awful, awful things that happen in this world and decided that I need to start being grateful for my wonderful life...even with all of it's problems it's pretty damn great!!!!! I think I have to start living my life to the fullest! You just never know how much life you have left to live!!!! I hope I'm not being a downer....just sharing some thoughts!! :goodvibes

Talk to you all later!!!
230/???/??? --I think I'm at about 218 right now...afraid to get on the scale!!!

10-16-2002, 03:15 PM

I hope that everyone is doing good today. I got a "wake up" call last night while I was reading in bed last night. I was reading an article in one of the Woman's World issues on how much water to drink. According to the article, in order for me to lose weight, I have to drink more than 8-8oz glasses of water p/day. My goal is to drink one gallon p/day. I've done it before, so in time I should be able to do it. I guess one gal lost 15# in one month changing nothing but the amount of water she drank every day. If I could lose 5#, I'd even be happy! Wish me luck gals! Anyone else want to try this?? Tami: Glad to see you posting again! Your goals sound realistic, so I'll join you with the same goals in mind. I also agree with you on what's all happening in this world & live each day to it's fullest!! after reading your post, I came to realize that I'm yelling at my kids a lot less this school year. AMEN to that!! Karen: How's the walking coming along? I haven't fit it into my day yet, unless I can count all the walking that I did this a.m. shelving books in my dd's school library. Ginny: As for last years Halloween challenge: I remember oh, so well! I didn't kick the weight loss in gear 'til the day after Easter. Now-I'd like to kick myself in the REAR for not getting more serious about it! Well, gals--I better sign off for now, as we're getting company tonight & my house is complete CHAOS right now!! C-U all later!!

10-16-2002, 11:23 PM
Good evening!!!!!!!
Great to see some posts today! As far as inspiration goes, I agree with Tami and Jackie- Tami's goals sound good. I read an article at the ediets site- on how to motivate and stay motivated for a long term loss........meaning how to get motivated for a life time (and not this yo-yo nonsense that I have been thru) and it made a ton of sense..........it spoke a lot about keeping the long term in mind- with frequent reminders of it and how your day to day activities will fit into that plan. Also not to let short term mishaps (like a binge or splurge) throw you off track- to keep the long term goal in focus. I would be happy to email the article to anyone who would like to read it.

Yes, Jackie, I will join you in the water challenge there.........a gallon a day, eh? That should not be too tough for me. Hope that you restored law and order to your house before the company got there......or that they enjoy the lived in look!!!!! Hope that you can get a walk in tomorrow too!

Karen- I hear ya with needing to get those walks in. They are so important to me. Hope that your family is healthy again and that you will be able to post more regularly!!!

Tami- you are so right about counting your blessings. It is so important to do that, especially with all that is going on in our country. Each day- each moment is a gift to us........one to be so thankful for. Thanks for reminding me of that!!!! Glad to see you here again too!

As for me, no walk today. (bummer) We had a Nor'easter visit us- sort of a winter hurricane with lots of wind and rain. So I stayed in today. But I am set for a walk tomorrow..........got my walking gear out and ready for as soon as I wake up! I had hoped to write more, but the fatigue is setting in and I had better get some sleep. Have a great nite!

10-17-2002, 11:55 AM
Good morning!
Yes, I got that walk in this am.............yawn............and am drinking the coffee to prove it! It is kind of quiet here~ but I am good at blabbling on and on all by myself. I think I will start a new thread- maybe that will encourage others to post. See ya at SAHM's 63!