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07-12-2010, 11:24 AM
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07-12-2010, 01:59 PM
Good Morning Chicks! I can't stay right now to catch up because I've got a ton of errands to run.

Notice anything different about me?!

07-12-2010, 03:24 PM


Congratulations, Vickie!!!!!!!!!!

:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

07-12-2010, 05:00 PM
Vickie, :woohoo: I am smiling all over I'm so happy for you. You're the man!!

Nancy, December 2000-March 2001, Curtis had 2 shoulder replacements and 1 knee surgery. I definitely know what you're talking about. I think our guys have one well. I don' know how good a patient I would be. I don't handle pain well.

Rhonda, thank you for the new pages.

We've been mowing and training today getting all ready for Nationals next week. I get a lot of thinking done when I'm riding the mower. Life is good.

I'm OP.

07-12-2010, 05:21 PM
I've been outside today, too, Sandra. I've been working in the flower beds, doing what I should have done when I moved in....raking leaves out of flower beds. I feel like a real Texan out there sweating in the heat. Thank goodness I have lots of shade and it's not too hot.

So far today, I've had a protein shake with a banana and blueberries, and NS beans and rice with a big salad, and a peach. I'm just beginning to get hungry again. I think I'll have some light cheese.

In case you didn't notice from late last night, Nancy is away until Friday.

07-12-2010, 10:14 PM
Hey chicks! I've been OP lite today: B-banana with 1T peanut butter on toast, L-plain ham sandwich, S-bbq chicken, low fat slaw, 1/4 c mashed potatoes, and watermelon.

I'm worried that Pippi has hip dysplasia! I am taking her to the vet tomorrow :(

Sandra, DH won the bigger TV. It is very nice and has a great picture, but I could have done with smaller.

Rhonda, when you get done with your yard, I could use some spiffing up around here!

Vickie, awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!

Night, chicks :)

beach bum
07-13-2010, 12:05 PM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Going to stay in today and take it easy didn't get to sleep until 3:30 AM,as I could find a good position to keep my shoulder bone from hurting. Doctor called and will give me another medication. Can't wait until I go to see the doctor and have the results from the MRI. I have a feeling that I have bone spurs cutting into the nerves from a deteriorating disc on the base of my neck.

Sorry for being MIA yesterday I went to a senior seminar about assistant living living at home or living with children. Very interesting subject,as when we get older we have to plan in advance what will happen to us,and if we have control of it.

RHONDA-Thanks for the new pages,Those protein drinks work and it doesn't leave you hungry???

VICKIE-Congrats :carrot:on your weight loss, you doing great.

SLOAN-Hope all is well with your pet.Its hard to see them suffer.Not eating anything as it to hot to eat and I'm thinking that the reason I plateauing.

Have a great day

07-13-2010, 01:30 PM
Maryann, first I'm sorry to hear that you're having such pain. I hope it improves. Second, I get hungry about 3 hours after I've had one of the protein shakes, usually made with some fruit. So, then I eat a snack, or meal, depending upon what time it is. Today, I had a shake at 8 AM, went to aquafit from 9-10, and had light cheese and 3 triscuits at 11AM. I'm hungry but will see what water will do before eating.

07-13-2010, 02:44 PM
Maryann, I am so sorry you're having pain. I can empathize. Hopefully, when you get your MRI results, you'll get treatment and relief soon. At PT this AM I bought a TENS machine. It sends electric impulses over the pained area. I have been having treatments with one at PT and now will be able to use it at home. Curtis will be using it, too.

Rhonda, thank you for the pages. Did you have to take extra showers yesterday? I took 4 total. Every time I came in I was dripping with sweat. Ask Doyle if he remembers how Grandmother used to pour sweat. I'm just like her.

Vickie, will you get pool time today? I envy your getting to swim at home.

Sloan, I'm still loving "Lite OP." From your menu, it looks like you're doing well. Can I ask you a personal question? If you'd rather not answer here, would you PM me? You are at a wonderfull weight now. What was you highest?

My highest weight was 232. I'm below that now and am working on losing more.

I have a nails appointmentat The Ranch in a few minutes.

I'm OP.

07-13-2010, 09:04 PM
Hey chicks, I'm still working on little projects and enjoying it so much! I really need to get some window treatments made before school starts, but I'm not sure if I'll get that done.

I need to ask y'all a question. I have gone bare footed all my life and still do, but lately I think it's making my feet and legs ache and feel tired. Is that an aging thing? If so, do y'all have a recommendation for some supportive sandals that I could get?

Sandra, I don't mind telling you my highest weight. It was 160. I am 5'2", so I didn't wear it well. At that time I was wearing size 12, but I needed a 14. I am at 138 now, and I'm not very happy with that. If you remember, I got to 130 and stayed there for over a year, so that's my goal. I'm not giving up, but I'm starting to think the routine of getting back to school will help me. I hope so, anyway.

Maryann, I'm so sorry to hear about your pain. I can highly recommend the TENS unit that Sandra was talking about. It really helps.

Rhonda, sounds like you have a good routine going. During the summer, I really get off track.

I took Pippi to the vet today and found out she has a "luxating patella". In other words, her knee cap is slipping out of place. The vet said unless it interferes with her walking she will not need surgery. She did recommend some glucosamine/chondroitin supplements. I'm really glad it's not a problem with her hip, but I guess this could become problematic as she ages.

GTG get some supper done. We are having breakfast food, yummy! I'll try to check in later.

07-13-2010, 10:21 PM
I pressed 450 pounds today, and that's all I can say about that! (OK, I needed more help than usual, but I did it.)

I'll respond to people later. I'm really tired and just froze a 1/2 bushel of fresh peaches.

07-13-2010, 10:53 PM
Sloan, I'm 5'2 and 3/4", so I'm not carrying my weight around well at all. Thank you for sharing with us. I am positive you'll get back to 130 soon. I remember summer's off from teaching. Routines were almost nonexistent. And you've had so much emotional stress. Just keep doing what you can. You'll get there. I suggest SAS sandals. Yes, they are sort of old lady shoes, but some of their sandals are pretty cute. I have several pairs; I also have a pair of MBT (remember my talking about those shoes?) sandals and they feel heavenly. All these sandals are sort of clunky looking not dainty, but they are all right. Born makes sandals, too, but I don't have any. I think they are pretty cute.

Rhonda, I was wondering if you were putting up peaches. You're going to enjoy them.

Curtis has to have a nuclear stress test tomorrow before his cardiologist will permit him to have knee replacement surgery. I'll keep ya'll posted.

I'm OP.

07-14-2010, 10:06 AM
Good Morning Chicks! Had a bad day yesterday. Brodie got hurt somehow at the groomer yesterday. He came home limping and we ended up at the Vet for xrays and pain medicine. Of course, I'm upset and frantic about what happened. We've had this groomer for years; through Cassie. We don't know what we are going to do yet.

I'll be back tomorrow. I'm too upset to chat.

beach bum
07-14-2010, 10:10 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Got a hold of the doctor yesterday and he gave me prescription for a mod-severe pain pill.Took one around 2PM and I'm not feeling pain anymore plus I go a good[8hr] night sleep. Hopefully that will do the trick until my appointment next Tues.

The humidity is still in play,and the a/c 's are going strong,I'm hoping that my electric bill won't be going sky high,but I rather pay them than the doctor.

RHONDA-Thanks for the kind words,so far with these new pills the pain is gone. I have a soy protein shake by Genisoy that I use occasionally,but only as in between meal drink.I use Metamucil/water 15 mins before eating a meal.Suppose to keep the food going down slowly,instead of a rush for the blood sugar to rise. That's what the do on Phase 1 of the SBD. I tried not eating or very little in this heat,but it back fired on me,so I don't do that anymore.Back to using C C/P C.But the scale is still rocking back and forth in the high 160's.

SANDRA-Thanks,I never checked if you can buy any machines or hot wraps at my PT,will ask my doctor about them and if recommended I will go over and buy the wrap.

SLOANE-My DD walks barefoot all the time in doors,but I'm a slipper wearer instead. The only thing I can think of is get arch supports for your shoes as you might have flat feet. Thanks,Have to talk to my doctor about the tens machine, are they expensive?????

Have a great day

07-14-2010, 12:11 PM
About shoes: I too went bare foot forever, after having been very involved in dancing (toe, jazz, you name it). In my 50's my feet really began to hurt and I saw a few podiatrists and wore orthotics. One day I said to H with it all, took out the orthotics, and never looked back.

I like SAS shoes, and was told to make sure that the sole of the shoe was visible when you looked down, and that it did not disappear under the shoe (make sense?). For the last two summers I've been wearing a pair of sandals made by Ecco. I can't find a model name, but there is velcro across the toe, over the instep near the ankle and around the back. These are the MOST comfortable shoes I have ever had, bar none. I noticed that my neighbor had some on and they looked new, so I assume they are still being made. I should go get another pair.

My nephew swears by "five fingers" for around the house and his jogging, and I'm thinking of getting some.

07-14-2010, 04:51 PM
I just looked on the Ecco website. The sandals are called "Passion Quarter." The footbed differs, and mine are beige, but it's the same sandal.

07-15-2010, 12:45 AM
Vickie, that's horrible about Brodie's injury. Did the groomer not say anything to you about it? What did you find out from the vet? Is Brodie all right? Please keep us posted.

It's been a long but good day. Curtis had a doctor's appt this AM while I was running errands and getting a massage. He had his nuclear stress test this PM. We'll know results, hopefully, by this Friday afternoon.

I have PT in the AM and a hair appt in the PM. I haven't had a chance to use my tens machine yet but will prob do so tomorrow some time. Other than that--I'm OP.

07-15-2010, 10:21 AM
Good Morning Chicks! Brodie doesn't have a break as far as the Vet can tell. There is a weird mark at the growth plate so if he is still limping next week, he'll have to be re xrayed and the results sent to an Ortho Vet. He has pain pills and is still limping although not has much as he was the first day. The Vet says to give it 5-7 days.

I'm so upset and mad at the Groomer. She told us he didn't need to go to the Vet that he'd be fine. Excuse me...he couldn't stand on the foot! She said everything went fine until after I called her to tell her we took him to the Vet. Then she started telling me she had to muzzle him and that he hadn't wanted her to touch one of his legs. Oh....I'm so so bothered by all of this.

Despite this, I'm basically on program, but I don't even care about it which is NOT a good thing.

Sandra, I hope Curtis gets good results quickly. I didn't know you had a tens machine. I think they used to use that on my elbow at therapy. Hope it works.

beach bum
07-15-2010, 10:28 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

The humidity is not as bad as it was the last couple of days,hope it get better from day to day.

Nothing new,going to bible study this morning and than this afternoon I have to go back to pick my car up from service.

RHONDA-I wear Dr Scholl's shoes.They have a wide width,take fits comfortably .Don't know about the other brands.

VICKIE-Sorry about Brodie hope he is ding fine by the time I post this.

Have to go get ready my friend is going to pick me up see you guys later

07-15-2010, 10:32 AM
Vickie, I missed your first post about Brodie, somehow.

well, that's terrible and disappointing. I hope Brodie feels better soon.

Sandra, good luck there with Curtis's pains....I feel for him. How does he keep on keepin' on?

07-15-2010, 05:17 PM
So, I've read that BP says the leak has stopped. Let's pray that is so. It was horrible for many reasons, but from a food perspective, the Gulf Coast is rather special. The edges of it are already "dead zones" so the thought of all it gone was just unbearable.

07-15-2010, 06:02 PM
Rhonda, I agree with you. This is a horrible situation. (I'm talking about the Gulf.) As to Curtis, I don't see how he deals with all his pains either. He says he has a coping system he uses but sometimes the pain overrides it.

I'm on the TENS now but am about to turn it over to Curtis. We're a pair, aren't we?

Vickie, I hope Brodie heals completely. I understand your being upset. I would be, too.

Got to go get of the TENS and make dinner. Have a good evening, everyone.

I'm OP.

07-15-2010, 11:48 PM
We just got home from the beach tonight.
I will have to catch up on everyone's posts tomorrow.

We had a great time , did a lot of fishing and kayaking .
Our cottage that we rented was right on the water
near the sound, so we could kayak right off our dock.

Now my sons are off on a trip for 2 weeks with their dad, and Robin and I
are getting the pool ready for my grandson's 8th Birthday party
on Sat. Just saw the weather report and after a month of no rain they are calling for a storm Sat. That means the party may come inside ..

07-16-2010, 12:14 AM
Welcome home, Nancy. It's good to see you back here.

07-16-2010, 12:16 AM
I was just thinking about you Nancy, wondering if you were back. I want to write about mothers because Sunday is the 15th anniversary of my mother's death. But, I didn't want to start a theme with you gone since it was your idea.

My mother was a bright light in this world. She was funny, intelligent, charming, hospitable and could be both sensitive and hard as nails when the time called for it. She began life as an identical twin, born in a tent in the Oklahoma oil fields. She ended life having outlived all of her family, except her children, in fairly comfortable financial circumstances at age 89.

She cared deeply for education and inspired her children to study and work hard. She was a good cook and liked to entertain but didn't do much of it. However, all of her grandchildren say that they remember family dinners that she prepared and presided over.

She could be bossy, worked outside the home in a responsible job and took no prisoners. I'm a lot like her. Sweet, until you cross me....but even then, I can be gracious as I wipe the floor with you. Just ask my DH!

That's my Mama story. I miss her.

07-16-2010, 02:36 AM
Rhonda...What a great topic...That was sweet to wait for me , you didn't
have to, but it was nice..

My mom was spirited ,laughed a lot , smart and tough. I am like her in many ways but really different in other ways. She wasn't frilly & into fashion stuff and neither am I. She pased away in 1991 when I was pregnant with my youngest. This weekend I was at the beach that she & dad loved and had a get way place. It made me reminisce a lot about mom & dad. After she died Dad sold the beach place because it was too hard to go back there without mom. More about her tomorrow. I was into my own life and didn't spend very much time with mom
in my 20's and now I have quilt over that. I spend so much time enjoying my grandson & I wish my kids could have had that with my parents. They were
5& 7 when dad passed away so they remember him some.

ps..Your mom sounds great..I would have liked her!! I am sweet until You cross me...

beach bum
07-16-2010, 09:46 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

The humidity is going away,and now we can breath a little better. Going down to the beach and start my walking again,now that my shoulder area is feeling a lot better also.

Heard this AM that Washington DC had a earthquake of 6pts, they say the chandeliers in the White House sharked.

RHONDA-Happy to hear that the oil spill is stopped,but they now reported on ABC news that there is a new leak some where in the region. Hope its now true,as I can't stand to see or hear about those poor people leaving in the area.

SANDRA-I think men can stand pain more than woman ,I know Leo did. Glad that the TENS machine is working for you and I going to look into that next week when I head to the doctors.

NANCY=Welcome back glad you had a wonderful vacation on the sound. Where did you go????

Have agreat day

07-16-2010, 08:26 PM
Rhonda, your mother sounds like a special lady.

Nancy, yours does, too.

I'm heading outside to sweat and shoot. I'll catch ya'll later. I hope you're all having a good day.

Vickie, I hope Brodie is continuing to get better.

07-16-2010, 11:18 PM
My eating has been really strange the last two days. I have received bad news about the health of two friends, and my reaction has been not to take care of myself. It's not really sabotage, but more like distraction and lack of focus.

I hope you're all well.

07-17-2010, 10:32 AM
Good morning Chicks! Brodie is about the same. We did get in the pool yesterday which let him rest in his crate for 2 hours. We have a birthday party today which should give him some more quiet time. I can't make myself put him in there 24/7.

The Groomer called yesterday; the first time since this all happened; still insisting that nothing happened at it wasn't her fault. She got my husband on the phone since I was out running errands. She got a bit of an earful and he told her that we won't be coming back. Glad I had decided to move on anyway!

Gotta get in gear. I haven't wrapped that package yet. I hope to be able to get back here to catch up soon. They have rain in our forecast for the next 8 days after today so I may try to sneak in the pool one last time before I have to get ready for the party just in case they are right about the rain.


beach bum
07-17-2010, 10:37 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Not a good time to visit or vacation on the Cape this year. Just heard on the radio that several beaches were closed due to a e-coli bacteria and now 3 more town have problems with having e-coli in there water systems.

My friend & I went to our Peanut Butter Club again and than to a street fair.Stayed there from 12n until 4PM,I extremely tired this morning. I going to have my hair cut this afternoon,I can't stand the hair on my neck.

RHONDA-Sorry to hear about the health of your 2 friends, that will do it to eat abnormally when you hear bad new,we also use food as a comforter.

SANDRA-=Hope you had fun with your shooting,try to stay cool.Its getting hot and I'll soon have to put the a/c on

Have a great day

07-17-2010, 10:48 AM
Sloan, I am a devoted Clarks and Birkenstock girlie. I only wear shoes for comfort now after spending my life either barefoot or in painful shoes when I worked. I have a high instep, wide front and narrow heal. Neither company is perfect but I usually manage to find some comfortable shoes from them. Barefoot is REALLY bad for your feet; but you know that. My two favorite shoes just got discontinued so I'm on the hunt for new styles. I shop Zappos and Shoebuy often because they have free shipping both ways while I try to figure out the fit. Since I lost the 50 pounds, my foot size has changed.

I used to wear Earth shoes in the 70's and loved them. I tried on the BEST pair of Earth sandals this year and I wanted them SO badly that I was considering keeping them and trying to get them stretched. They felt like HEAVEN on my feet and they were adorable. They have a sueded bottom and the footbed felt like it was made for my feet. And, they were cute considering that most comfortable sandals are not so cute. Shoebuy often has shoes cheaper and if you google, you can come up with coupons. The problem is that their shipping is slow coming to you and if you have to return, it takes a couple of days for the credit to hit and then you WAIT for another pair to try. I more often use Zappos because they are so fast, and with the first exchange they send out the exchange before they get the returned pair back without charging/crediting the credit card. If you have to send back a second time for an exchange you have to do a new purchase. I almost always get the shoes in about 2-3 days and when you buy from them often, they'll upgrade to overnight shipping for free. But....they never have coupons and they are usually more expensive than Shoebuy. That's my review for today. As an extra special bonus, here's the link to the sandals that got away from me. I've already been on the phone with the Earth company asking them to make more of their shoes and sandals in wide.

07-17-2010, 01:17 PM
Interesting about shoes. I loved Birkenstock's until I got a neuroma from a pair of them. I like Clarks too.

I'm back focused today, 2 pounds heavier than I was 10 days ago. I go back and forth between 176 and 178. Got to get below that 176 NOW, and that's all there is to that.

Grandkids are coming soon...the family is picking up a plastic swing set that was left here by the former owners. We have two sets, no reason the kids can't take one home since they don't have one.


07-17-2010, 04:22 PM
I have a NSV for you. You know how as we women age certain parts of us tend to droop? Well, despite what you might read, chest exercises will improve that condition.
It's true, it's true, it's true :lol:

07-17-2010, 08:39 PM
Rhonda, I am so sorry about your friends' health conditions. You take care of yourself, though. None of us want anything to happen to you.

Maryann, that's bad about the e-coli. You stay safe.

Rhonda, congratulations on your uplifting points.

Vickie, it's good you'll let Brodie do some resting in his cage.

I'm off here to pack the puter. I'll catch ya'll down the road. Literally!

07-17-2010, 10:33 PM
Cute, Sandra, cute.

Good luck!!!

07-18-2010, 12:44 PM
We had a pool / birthday party for my Grandson last night.
Thunderstorms were here 1 hour before the party but they moved out and everyone had a great time.

Robin has worked so hard to have the back yard looking great.
He even lit the tikki lamps...

My boys are in Europe with their dad for 2 weeks.

We are exhausted from the beach and the party so we plan to
be couch potatoes today.

Sandra..I am starting chest exercises today ;)

07-19-2010, 01:46 AM
Hey chicks! I've been busy the last couple of days, so I'm trying to catch up on all of your posts. I did want to say something about my mom since that was the topic. My mom is 78 years old, but looks and acts much younger. She was very devoted to my dad, and is still a great mom. One of her favorite sayings is "somebody has to be the boss, so it might as well be me", and bossy she is! Despite being bossy, she is loved by all who meet her.

Vickie, thanks for the info about the shoes. I'll check out the site! Also, I'm really sorry about your problems with Brodie. I'm sure you would love to know the truth about what happened at the groomer. Pippi's leg seems to be doing very well. The vet suggested glucosamine and chondroitin, but I have not gotten to the pet supply, yet.

Rhonda, so sorry to hear about your friends. I have to tell you a funny story. When my grandmother was in her late 70's my little cousin was staying with her, and every night they would "take their exercises". My cousin taught grandmother a new exercise that they did faithfully every night for several nights. After about a week, my little cousin started to chant "come boobies come"! As you can imagine, my grandmother was amused but decided to leave off that exercise from then on. I guess she should have continued that one, and she may have gotten a little "lift" ;)

Sandra, good luck!!!

Nancy, sounds like you have had a good time with your family. I'm smiling!

Maryann, that's scary about the e coli outbreaks. Where do they think it's coming from?

Night, chicks!