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05-31-2010, 09:08 AM

New Pages!

05-31-2010, 09:10 AM
Enjoy Memorial Day today.

Vickie, I can say that I am just about in the same place. I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and as much as I wanted over the last two days. I was not so interested in chips, ice cream or sweets as I have been. I will say this though, good chocolate is still a big draw!

05-31-2010, 11:23 AM
Good Morning Chicks! I'm off to JC where I am certain to have a gain. I enjoyed my day yesterday and have one final birthday celebration today. Then back to business. For all of us, right?

Talk to you all soon.

05-31-2010, 05:00 PM

05-31-2010, 07:57 PM
Thats right from me too, because I went bathing suit shopping today :yikes:

beach bum
05-31-2010, 09:19 PM
Hi Gals:)

Had a busy day went to the memorial service and than to NOB HILL a part of my town that I never saw before. Got home around 7 PM.

Weigh-in today and I'm down to 167.5 so now I'm back to the pre Thanksgiving weight. Going for another 4 lbs for the month of June.

Have a great evening I'll see you in the morning.

05-31-2010, 10:52 PM
That's right, Vickie!

Congratulations, Mary Ann...good for you. :woohoo:

I'm not even going to get on the scales for a week! But, it was fun, that's for sure. I'm pleased that, so far, it hasn't been too hard to stop the indulgences.

I didn't do much for Memorial Day itself except to make contact with some high school friends about one of our classmates who was killed in Vietnam. I asked to join me in making a commitment that we will make certain that he and others from our high school who died in service are remembered formally. We're going to make it happen.

I hope you all have a good night.


05-31-2010, 11:52 PM
Yay, big NSV for me...had a Memorial Day party here at our house, and I stayed within my daily points! What I did was decide ahead of time what I was going to eat, and logged it on WW e-tools BEFORE I ate, so in my mind it was already chosen. :) I also made sure we had tons of scrumptious fruit for me to pick from. I also didn't even let one bit of stuff I hadn't logged pass my lips, because once I start, it's hard to stop. I also spent some time upstairs away from the party with baby boy, reading, to relax.

I am proud of me. My birthday is this Wednesday, and I am already planning how that will all work out. I got an angel food cake for me that I will top with FF cool whip and strawberries. Yum!

Have a great night!

beach bum
06-01-2010, 09:50 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Can you believe that its JUNE!!! 1/2 the year is gone. Going our with my friend Alice this afternoon to get our senior passes from the steamship authority to take a trip to Martha's vineyard this summer,we also going to get beach stickers so we can bring & park our cars while we are walking along the beach.Decided that this year we are going into bathing suits and enjoy the beaches,either sunning ourselves or swimming.

Can't believe that we had so much smoke in on the cape thought something was burning somewhere but we didn't know what. This morning we heard that it was a big fire from Quebec,that the jet stream winds brought down to southern New England. they say it going to hang around for one more day and than blow out to sea.

RHONDA-Thanks for the new pages,and for the congrats,hope it continues.

VICKIE-Hope you had a good W-I,if not you know,it not the end of the world just exercise more.

ANGELA-Sounds like you have everything under control. Now going to be here on Wed as I going to Providence RI with the seniors to see a show called the Jersey Boys. So I going to wish you a very :woo::hb:Happy Birthday:hb::woo:

Have to go and get ready for this morning chores.

06-01-2010, 06:35 PM
Maryann, I like reading about life on the Cape. Sounds like you'll have a great summer. Enjoy!

Angela, :wohoo: on making good choices and especially for being prepared for your birthday.

I am glad the holidays are over and all is getting back to normal. Sounds like ya'll are, too.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

I am op, but I'm also not weighing this week.

06-01-2010, 11:10 PM
Good for you, Angela.

I went back to NS after breakfast, and breakfast was very modest. Now, to get back to the gym to lift weights. Torture Todd is on a vacation so I've got to get there myself and do some heavy lifting. But, I'll be cautious since he's not there to spot me on the difficult ones.

The reunion was a great success but really tiring. I took a 2 hour nap for the third day in a row!

I hope you're all having a good evening.


beach bum
06-02-2010, 08:16 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Nothing new to report.Except I'm going on a senior trip to Providence RI this morning to see Jersey Boys and than to a restaurant for dinner. Will be back around 5 PM.

SANDRA-Thanks,its a very quaint place to live,and I wouldn't feel comfortable living in a big city again.

Have to go have a great day and I be back on board tomorrow morning

06-02-2010, 10:11 AM
Good Morning Chicks! I've been SO busy. Now I'm quite tired. Perhaps Rhonda and I will schedule a nap this afternoon.

Angela, you did GREAT! That was a wonderful loss for your first week considering you had already been eating better and smaller portions. I'm very proud of you.

Now the rest of us need to ease back on program. Rhonda is already there and I'm close. Today will be all on program. Our pool will be opened today in between thunder storms. A horrible storm went through here (so we hear) around midnight last night but we all slept through it....even wee Brodie.

I'm going to eat breakfast and shower so I can take my little man for a walk and get some exercise for me. It's hard to believe that it is Wednesday already.

Have a great and safe trip, Mary Ann.

06-02-2010, 11:29 AM
I saw Jersey Boys in Toronto, and loved it...I hope you do Mary Ann.

Off to get a massage. Vickie, I'll be having a nap about 4 PM CST!
I got a new Apple computer for photo management. I'm having a tutorial, then a nap.


06-02-2010, 12:13 PM
I love, love, LOVE my Apple! I'll never go back. We are an Apple household.

Nap at 4:00 after the pool guy leaves. Check.

Nee Naw
06-02-2010, 06:03 PM
Hi all,

thanks for all the replies to my core question last week, sorry it's taken me so long to get back. I had a bit of a laps at the weekend but I'm back on track this week.

Nee Naw

06-02-2010, 06:16 PM
what happened to my Apple consultant??? No show, no phone call....and it's paid for. But, it's through Best Buy so I can't blame Apple...I'm headed for my heck with them.

06-02-2010, 06:49 PM
I am still here...

My oldest boy has been home since Monday and my youngest
graduates from high school on Friday. We have been busy
just hanging out and enjoying family...

I will be sorta glad to have all the graduation activities behind us and then enjoy a lazy summer...

I am gaining a few pounds because I always cook my kid's favorites when they are home.
I don't really care...I will get back on track soon..
Last night I got the best cooking compliment ever..
3 teenage boys (son's friends) all wanted my chicken casserole
recipe to give their moms.. Wow moment!!
No one here can have it and I may have to lose it because it is
NOT healthy...

06-02-2010, 06:55 PM
Oh I forgot..
Robin is having that wrist surgery Monday that I could not talk him out of...
It will be out patient and then be in a cast for 6 weeks...

Please pray for him ... His knees are doing great !!!!

My birthday is Tuesday but we are going to cookout & celebrate a bit early on Sunday .

What are some simple & easy Core ideas for that.
I thought hotdogs would be easy but they are not healthy..
Sick of chicken at the moment...

06-02-2010, 07:11 PM
I'm sorry I have not had time to post. I am writing this from the icu waiting room. My dad is gravely ill. He had several episodes of cardiac arrest and is now unconscious and on a breathing machine. Please pray for him. I'll check in when I can.

06-02-2010, 07:40 PM
You, your Dad and your whole family have my most fervent prayers, Sloan. I was afraid that your Dad was sick. How comforting for your family to have you with them with all your knowledge and experience.

06-02-2010, 07:41 PM
Nancy, it sounds like your life is so good right now. Enjoy your family and your birthday.

06-02-2010, 10:06 PM
Oh Sloan !!!! I am so sorry...

I am praying for your dad & family & you and also the doctors to know exactly what he needs...

06-02-2010, 10:15 PM
Sloan, your dad and your whole family are in my prayers. Please remember to take care of yourself during all this stress.

Nancy, that was a fantastic compliment. I'll keep Robin in my prayers, too.

Rhonda, Girl, I didn't know you ever got tired. You're like that Energizer Bunny.

Vickie, I didn't get back op as well as you did today, but I did make some good choices.

I'm going for an MRI in the morning. I went to my primary care physician yesterday about my right hip and foot. He's wanting to make sure I don't have lumbar problems. I'm on pain meds so I'm feeling just wonderful. I'm feeling so good, I weeded the rosebed this AM. Life is good.

Maryann, have a fun trip.

Nee Naw, I'm glad you're back posting. I've missed you.

Got to go. we're watching "Last of the Mohicans."

06-02-2010, 11:26 PM
Oh my, Sloan. I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad's decline in health. I'm thinking of you and your family.

Nancy, good luck to you with your DH's surgery. Don't lose the recipe; healthy is relative! How about salmon steaks on the grill? Do we still have fish in the ocean?

Sandra, I haven't been sleeping so well at night the last two nights. I need to get to the gym I bet! I'm being lazy this week.

Night all,

06-03-2010, 09:02 AM
Sloan, my thoughts and prayers are with you. :hug:

Nancy, how wonderful you have family home with you! Enjoy them, and good luck with the newest surgery.

It was my birthday was a rather underwhelming day, but my little boy gave me a great gift when he slept almost 7 hours in a row last night! Thanks buddy!!

Have a great morning!

beach bum
06-03-2010, 10:33 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Had a wonderful time with the senior group,the play[Jersey Boys] and music brought every one on their feet. They had 14 buses there each from another group. We ate at the Davenport Restaurant I had chicken parm with salad held the pasta but went for the choc cake. Didn't get home until 7PM.

This morning I have to wait for the cable guy to adjust my TV. I Have no low channels only the HD is coming on. They were here over the weekend in Units C & D and they messed up my lines in A,surprising that Unit B cable is working.

Very foggy up here can't see a thing that isn't closer than 10 feet. They say it s going to burn off some time this afternoon.

VICKIE-We had a wonderful time,one of the senior group asked me to join into their quilting club I told them that I don't sew,the remark was we don't mind just come for conversation.Having a very low carb eating day to make up for the chocolate cake.

RHONDAOne of the woman on the bus told me that the her daughter saw the original group playing on stage. Forgot the story about this group,but the music brought all kinds of reaction to the seniors from standing on their feet to clapping to the beat of the music. Really enjoyed that day out.

NANCY-Saying prayers for your Robin,hope the surgery is a major success.Happy Birthday,so you a June baby also mine is June 22, a day before my mom's.

SLOAN-OH!!I'm so sorry, of cause prayers are going out your way and your family.:hug:Hang in there and take care of your self also.

SANDRA-We did have a fun time,wish the day didn't have to end ,but you know the old saying all good thing must end.Can't wait for the next musical trip.Hope you MRI want well yesterday.

Have a great morning will be back later

06-03-2010, 01:39 PM
Good Morning Chicks! I slept late trying to get rid of my migraine with the smokey smell. Yep....I still get them. Today is an easy and beautiful day. The pool got opened without any problems. We are the curse though. 10 day forecast has rain 7 of the 10 days. Oh well.

I have lots of paperwork to get done today and walk my boy. Talk to you all later.

Mary Ann, I'm glad you had a nice time. Jim and I loved Jersey Boys when we saw it in Chicago.

06-03-2010, 02:24 PM
There is no change today. We are all being conscious of resting and eating well. We don't really know where this is headed. The docs said we just have to give him time. Thanks so much for your sweet prayers. I love you all!

06-03-2010, 03:01 PM
Thanks for checking in, Sloan. I've been thinking about you and your family since yesterday. I'll keep praying and sending all my most positive thoughts.

06-03-2010, 06:47 PM
Thank you for keeping us updated, Sloan. Our prayers are with you.

Angela, I'm glad you had a great birthday. What a great present Miles gave you!

06-04-2010, 02:51 AM
Keeping your dad at the top of my prayers!!!

I am a bit worried tonight because I found a walnut sized lump under the skin in my upper arm on the under side.. It is firm, sore and doesn't seem attached.
I can't believe it is this big and I didn't notice it til now.
Robin wants me to have it checked tomorrow but with graduation I think I would prefer to wait til Monday.

I went shopping tonight for a dress for graduation and finally found a great dress. It is black with big hot pink flowers on it..I got a pink lightweight sweater to wear over it. I really love it..We have budgeted so much that it was a treat to go buy a new dress...
But I realized how much my weight has changed what I can wear..
I am up 2 sizes from a few years ago..
Saturday starts some serious dieting & exercise...

beach bum
06-04-2010, 09:47 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Yesterday was kind of busy for me,That I couldn't get out to walk along the beach,First I had my cable man in to fix my cable after another cable man was suppose to fix Unit C and undid mine. Than in the afternoon I had a handy man come to show me how to use the gas grill and to install my a/c's before it gets hot up here.

Now the weather looks threatening,so I got to make this short to take advantage of my beach walking.

VICKIE-I think we;re going to get your weather soon. Sorry about your migraines,I used to get them and I know what you going though.
Had such a good time with the trip & going to go with the seniors again when they go to another musical.

SLOAN=Prayers are still going strong for you and your family.

NANCY-Prayers are going out for you also. I had some kind of lump under my right arm and the doctor told me it was nothing to worry about. He lanced it and I had to take antibiotic for a few days. Hope its the same for you. Happy that you found a beautiful dress for the graduation.

Have to go,and try to get my beach walking done before the rains set in.

06-04-2010, 11:26 AM
Good Morning Chicks! It's Friday already. The days are flying by.

Nancy, I'll be praying that the lump is no big deal. I hope you get an answer soon.

Mary Ann, have a great day. Sounds like you are getting lots of stuff done around your house. Good for you.

Gotta go have breakfast.

06-04-2010, 07:46 PM
Nancy, I hope your lump turns out to be nonthreatening.

Maryann, I love your new avatar.

Vickie, time is certainly zipping along. We've been extra-busy the past few days, too, and are ready for some down time.

06-04-2010, 08:31 PM
Hi Al:

Nancy, surely a few days won't matter but get it checked, obviously. I have a lump on my upper right arm that the MD says is just a calcium deposit. But, it's not sore. Maybe look at the Mayo Clinic website symptom checker.

And, we're here for you on Monday when you start the next step in your journey to lose the pounds. It feels so good to come down a few sizes, and you'll get there.

Maryann, the group was Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. I've always thought that our age group will be the coolest one yet in the nursing homes. We had such good music!

06-04-2010, 09:47 PM
Hey y'all, things are not going well. We asked for a "no heroics" order today, so they won't be doing any cpr or shocks if my dad's heart acts up. It is looking like we will be turning off the ventilator, barring a "hand of God miracle", sometime next week. I appreciate all of your awesome prayers and hope you will continue. Thanks for being such good prayer warriors.

06-04-2010, 10:50 PM
Sloan, :hug:

Rhonda, I'm glad your knot isn't anything serious.

Nancy, I've I've been floundering, too. We need to restart our 10 lb loss.

I'm being referred to a pain specialist for 2 bulging discs in my lower back. Rhonda, did you have this? I'm thinking you had some back problems. If so, what did they do for you?

06-05-2010, 02:22 AM
I feel bad posting about celebrating my son's graduation when you are going through what you are experiencing right now.. That is how life is isn't it..
A season for everything... I am praying for that miracle but also for strength & peace for whatever next week holds ...:grouphug:

Tonight was my son's graduation and everything went great. The speaker
was so depressing it got funny. He talked about the recession , the
country's decline , global warming ect...
Way to inspire those kids LOL...

Wanted to share a photo of me with my 2 boys..
I have tried to reduce the photo size but it keeps coming up large..
sorry if it is slow to load...

beach bum
06-05-2010, 12:11 PM
Good Morning Ladies:)

We had a wild thunderstorm around here,it started around 8:46 until 9:30.There was a time I hid down in the basement,and then when up stairs when it was in the distance.

Was suppose to go down to the beach to get my beach sticker,but I don't think I'll go today with all the storms they predicting for the whole day.Maybe I talk my friend into going to the Shrek movie starting at 1:30.

VICKIE-Can't believe how much I have to get rid of especially in the basement.Not allowed to have a yard sale in my complex so I have to hire a man with a panel truck and bring the the items to the junk yard. The other small items I'm going to bring to our church's flea market.

SANDRA-My DD e-mailed that to me,it was taken when I was down at her house for Easter. She put the characters in there.

RHONDA-I do agree with you about our music, it was the best,didn't like the big bands of the 30 & 40 and hate the music the play in the 90 & 2000. But I have lots of CD's and records of the 50tys and when I close my eye I find my way back there in time.

SLOANE-I'm still praying for your dad,and hope that you will see a miracle from the Lord. Please to care of yourself & your mom at this time.

NANCY-Congrats to your DS on this graduation,you look great,and thanks for sharing the photo

Going to attempt to go down to the beach and get my beach sticker

06-05-2010, 02:25 PM
Nancy, thank you for sharing the photo. You have a good looking family. And the photo wasn't too big. It loaded easily.

Curtis and I have done some walking today. Life is good.

06-06-2010, 01:19 AM
I have to really get serious about getting `at least 15 pounds off.
I am thinking about trying to follow the South Beach plan.
Maybe limiting my carbs will help curb my appetite..

Has anyone known anybody that did well with South Beach..

06-06-2010, 12:42 PM
Good Morning Chicks! It's cool here in Chicagoland. At least it's not raining and humid. We have tons to do today as usual, including a walk for my little man since it is so nice out.

Nancy, I started SBD before I did Core in 2004. I found it very restrictive and something I could not stick to, especially in the first 7 days. Maybe you aren't as in love with carbs as I am.

beach bum
06-06-2010, 02:15 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Not feeling well, my stomach is upset and I have a headache to boot.Can't get sick as I have so many things to bring down to the churches summer fair.Between a pressure cooker crock pot and other items that I don't need anymore.

My friend is going to have a garage sale next weekend so I do have another chance to get rid of some of the junk.

Must get those A/C's in the windows as it really getting humid.Glad the handy man if coming here tomorrow.

NANCY-I was on the South Beach for 3 years and I had problems adding food back to Phase 2,I stalled constantly,but that was me. There were lots of woman on the 3 fat chicks that did marvelously on the SBD.

VICKIE-Maybe you in Chicago-land could push the coolness toward the Cape Cod area.We getting it bad today,can't stand the humidity.

Going to watch the golf game

Nee Naw
06-06-2010, 02:15 PM
Hi all,

Hope all is well, so sorry to hear of the health issues some of you are experiencing both personally and with loved ones; my thoughts are with you all.

I have spent the weekend with my parents and had a good time. OH and I are having a civil partnership is September so we are in the throws of planning!! Only 3 months to go.

Take care

Nee Naw x

06-06-2010, 04:14 PM
Mary Ann, I hate the humidity too but it's fairly low here today too so my windows are open. Over 50% activates the dust mites which I'm allergic too on a pretty high scale. Tomorrow is supposed to be more of the ame for us. Saves on the electric bill.

Nee Naw, how EXCITING for you and your partner. Are you planning a big event? Planning my wedding was the most fun I have ever had. If I had to have a second career, I think I'd enjoy party planning. Are you nervous?

I'm making homemade applesauce today and we put chemicals in the pool. This afternoon is the solar cover and we pray for it to warm up the water. I'm way too cheap for a heater. Plus, Jim and I don't know how to service that kind of stuff and it would just end up costing us more money.

Hope you are all enjoying your day.

06-06-2010, 04:50 PM
Hi all! I lost another .6 yesterday, so that puts me at 3 down total in the last 2 weeks. I'll take it!

It's gorgeous weather here today too Vickie. I'm washing diapers now and will hang them out to dry soon. The sun gets out stains on them so much better than anything else.

Think I'll take a little nap until my washer is done.


06-06-2010, 05:13 PM
Vickie, we could use some cooler weather here in Texas if you have any to share.

Curtis taught Sunday School this morning. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn't know he had it in him.

Maryann, get those A/C's in, girl. We're experiencing 100* heat already down here and would be totally wilted without ours.

NeeNaw, congratulations. I can tell you're excited.

A friend is coming out to shoot with me tonight. Right now we're just chilling inside taking it easy. Life is good.

06-06-2010, 09:00 PM
Hey chicks, we are in a room with my dad. The doctors turned off his meds and removed the breathing machine. He is being kept comfortable, and we are just waiting. It is amazing how someone who is so sick can hang on so long. We have decided that since my dad never did anything the easy way, he would definitely not leave this world without a fight. It is so hard to sit here and wait for him to stop breathing. My siblings, Mom, and I are all here sharing funny stories. At first it seemed kinda cruel then we realized that we were making the noises that he had been accustomed to when we were all together.

I have not taken the time to read your posts, but I did want you to know what was going on. I'll check in whenever I can.

06-06-2010, 10:25 PM
Oh Sloan...what a tough thing to have to experience!!!
I am a Daddy's girl and losing my dad in 1997 really
was hard for me to deal with..

I am so glad your family is with you and you can all support
each other.. I think telling the stories is a comfort to you and
your dad..

When my day comes I would love to hear my loved ones
telling funny stories !!!

Thanks for keeping us posted..

We love you !!!!!!!:hug:

06-06-2010, 10:48 PM
Sloan, I hope you can feel my positive thoughts and energy. I'm so happy that you are all there together. I'm sure it's what your Daddy would want. I'm sorry that you will all soon experience the sadness of your loss.

06-06-2010, 11:23 PM

06-06-2010, 11:42 PM
Sloan, :hug: I am so glad you are all able to be with your dad. This is important for all of you.

06-07-2010, 09:07 AM
Good Morning Chicks! I weigh in at JC today and it will be just ok. I think I'm down .4 but I gained last week so I'll still be behind. I'm SO quick to change my ticker down but reluctant to move it up when I gain. I tell myself it's my mentality to get it back off. I need to stay out of restaurants. We have our once a week date night out but on a whim we had lunch out the other day. It's been forever and I tried to be good. I need to live my life but wish eating didn't make me so happy.

Angela, I'm so happy for you! Congratulations :cheer: on your great week. You have a newborn and a family and you are back on WW and losing. How awesome are you? Many women would use that as an excuse. I'm proud of you.

Love the rest of you chicks too. I hope you are all doing well and taking care of yourselves. I need to increase my water for my kidneys' sake. I think I may have to go back to my silly rules to get it all down. Like no coffee in the morning until I drink 16 ounces. That's quite the motivator. Then the same thing with lunch, dinner, and dessert. That gets the 8 glasses in! I'm good at following rules. Too bad I ignore the one about losing 100 more pounds.


Sloan, prayers continue to be with you and your family.