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09-13-2010, 12:15 PM
New pages. :hug:

09-13-2010, 12:21 PM
Good morning, Chickies. I had a rough last night because of eating a heavy meal for dinner. I know better.

Vickie and JoJo have posts on the old thread. Go check take a peek.

Rhonda, I hope you're all right this morning. I missed your "new pages." We appreciate your making the for us.

Vickie, let us know how JC goes. I have OA this evening. We don't wi at meetings. We just work on the "head game." I am receiving an award tonight for 90 days abstinance from sugar. Life is good.

JoJo, you're so cute. I am loving getting to know you. You have a wonderful personality.

Ya'll check out all the hits we receive on our weekly threads. I wish those reading would stop in to say, "Hi," every now and then.

We're watching "The Doctors." Good topic on junk food.

09-13-2010, 12:56 PM
Can you believe I forgot it was Monday!

Thanks for starting us up, Sandra. Yes, I have certainly noticed how many hits we get. Amazing that it's just a small group of us with so many "groupies"!

I've been to "latin heat" and did some weight lifting since Todd won't be available for our Monday afternoon session today.


beach bum
09-13-2010, 05:02 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Had a busy day,and being that's its another cloudy day,going to use my bike for exercising today after I go to the Senior Center and watch a movie from on of the seniors going on a safari trip.Love to see animals running on the wild than caged up in a zoo.Tomorrow I'm going to make a batch of Rev Rolls now that I got my new [muffin top] trays to bake in.

SANDRA-Thanks for starting us up.Sorry for your rough night,I'm getting that right now,it wasn't anything I ate but eating to fast makes me get acid reflex also.

RHONDA-You're amazing with all that exercising your doing,I'm I tumble over lifting all those weights.But I guess having a trainer does help telling & showing you how to left them correctly.

We have memorial services over here too Beachbum, over 60 Brits were killed on that horrible day and many of us have also lost loved ones and close friends in the IRA bombings, which lasted for many years. So our thoughts are with you

Send me some tomatoes via cyberspace would you I lost all mine this year, the dog ate them before they developed from the flower stage!

JOJO-Its that awful the way people from different and don't understand our culture and what to hurt in in such a horrible way. If there was a way to send my tomatoes to you cyberspace I would do so, I have so many that I had to get an idea of what to do with the, I found a way to freeze than after taking out the water & seeds from the tomato and than freeze them to make some kind of homemade tomato sauce in the winter time.

I'm alive Chicks! Just stopped by to tell you I'm ok. I fell down a couple of steps the other day and it hurts to sit at the computer. That and I went to sit with my Sister who has sciatica again while her husband is at the hospital with his 92 year old mother. Lordy.

VICKIE-Oh No!!! I'm sorry that your fell down a couple of steps.You must have hurt your tailbone. One of my friends friend did that just by stead down hard on a park beach, she's now in a Rehabilitation Center as she hurt her bad knee. Does the Golden years ever end be so rusty.

Have a great day, see you guys tomorrow

09-13-2010, 06:31 PM
This is a great time of year. We have at least 5 hummingbirds. Just read about them. Says these are young ones that are just now coming to the feeders as the older males have left heading south. I didn't know that till today. Last year we noticed a short "disappearance" then more than normal at our feeders. The cycle continues.

I'm OP.

09-13-2010, 10:18 PM
I went to aquafit tonight and that felt really good; I haven't been since last week. My eating has been rather chaotic but I did have a good lunch out: grilled tilapia, broccoli and a bit of wild rice.

That's great about the hummingbirds Sandra. I think it's going to be next year for us.

09-14-2010, 12:11 AM
Hey y'all, just got home from Bible study. I've read the posts but am too sleepy to stick around. Have a good night!

09-14-2010, 03:37 AM
Morning all.

Get the whining over first! I have made an apt to see the dietician who is working with me. My 2lb a week loss seems to have dried up. I get the feeling she will up my exercises. I'm not giving up on this week, and certainly not on the life style change but I think that as my body is getting used to being looked after, it needs the regime regulating. I have to be careful because 35 years ago I didn't walk for several months. A patient landed on my back (I hadn't upset him honest) and is one of the reasons I really, really, need to drop the weight, but not super quick. Anyway, I'm sure I'll kick start it again. I've also joined an aqua exercise class, off my own bat, because it is such a great way to exercise and so kind on the joints. I'll let you know what everyone says.

I am taking one of neighbours, 92 and almost blind, to see her sister and only remaining relative, a mere 86; who is deaf. I'll be away until teatime. I don't know if you have ever heard of Hinge and Brackett? A drag act? but these two are their double in their ways! It is an education. My neighbour lives alone with just a little help with the cleaning and has a very full life.

A grim grey day here. That rain which gets in every nook and cranny and very windy. Send some sun will ya?

09-14-2010, 09:34 AM
Good morning:

Believe me, Jojo, I know where you are. My weight will NOT go down and has even gone up, and up and down, by 5-6 pounds all summer. I've thought about seeing a nutritionist myself.

Sandra, you said that were cutting out sugar, but you also said you were using Slimfast which I understand has a lot of sugar in it. Am I wrong about that? Just confused here, and trying to figure out what to do myself.

I asked one of the trainers about what would be the minimum carbs that I should eat. He said 'there is no average, it is all totally individual.' Great. Oh well, back to simply eating good food and exercising.

I start a new stained glass class, and a drawing classs this week and am looking forward to it. I can't remember if I told you that I got my tap shoes yesterday.


beach bum
09-14-2010, 01:14 PM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Had a busy morning,voting in a primary, walking along the beach for 30m,going to the bank and now I'm cooking my dinner. Going to bake my rolls this afternoon,and ride my bike for 30. I watched Dr Oz show and he has a thing for everyone who watches him should lose just 10 lb. for a healthy body and stop aging like we in the work are going. I signed up and will receive my 10 lb loss bracelet,to remind me that I have to lose my first 10 % by these 5 rules 1)no sugary sodas 2)don't eat after 8 PM 3)move[exercise]-10mins 4)no snacks bigger than your fist 5)track what you eat and track every day your weight. on this diet you can eat anything,but it MUST be in portion sizes.

Listen to what he says.

SANDRA-I love this part of the year also,as we really don't have a spring up here it goes from winter into summer. The beach's are quite and all you see is some seagulls flying here & there,and the oceans waves crashing along the shore.Haven't seen any humming birds in my area,but that doesn't mean we don' have any.

RHONDA- I love tilapia fillets I thought the were to little to put on the grill.Guess I give it a try.

SLOAN-Hi:wave: see later, I have bible study on Thursday mornings between 10-12.

JOJO-Some how I think when we reach a certain age our body's don't respond to diets like they did when we were young. I have been stuck on the 168-171 mark for a long time. It will be a miracle if Dr Oz's diet and commandments work,but I'm going to give it a try.

My dinner is done so I'll see you guys laer

09-14-2010, 07:59 PM
Rhonda, I have used our remaining SlimFast and didn't pay attention to the suga in it. I also have ketchup, bread, and other goodies that have sugar. I'm not having any sugar desserts. Before this I was having candy, etc.......... I haven't had any now in 98 days.

I've lost well doing this but had a tough day yesterday with other foods. I did wayyyyy too much snacking. I think my problem was that I didn't enjoy any of my meals. Meals need to be appealing and filling. That way I do a better job limiting my snacks. Mostly I try to snack on fruit with some cheese and nuts. Yesterday? Old habits bit me in the butt. (but still no "sugar" [desserts]). As a result of yesterday's eating, I feel heavy today and am not happy about it. Probably a good thing I'm not weighing.

I'm weighing every 30 days. Sometimes it's hard to not step onto the scales in between, but so far I've been strong and kept to my schedule. Curtis weighs every day. He's dropped about 20 pounds since his surgery. He lost his appetite for awhile and now he's trying to watch his portion sizes.

And like you an JoJo, I'm wanting something to give me more of a lift now. OA doesn't promote any weightloss program. I'll keep on being abstinant from sugar (desserts) but I need to add something else to the mix. Some at the meeting have also given up the white stuff. I honestly don't think I'm strong enough to do that. I did it for 10 days and was not comfortable. I'm thinking of counting calories or points or working CORE.

I am feeling better in my clothes and want to move on down to another size. I have gone from 16W pants to straight 16. I also know I need to add exercise. I haven't even been shooting much since my last injection. I'm going to get back into training by this weekend. Our next tournament is end of October so it's time to get with it again.

Maryann, thank you for posting the Dr. Oz tips. I will do all but the daily weighing. I'll head over to sign up (if they'll allow me not to do the daily wi's.) in a few minutes.

JoJo, the ladies sound like characters. You're a sweet friend to help them get together.

09-14-2010, 08:28 PM
Hi All:

I've had a busy day and am tired but have to go out to a meeting. I'm helping organize a public panel on the environment and energy. Fracking, a process of getting natural gas out of shale, is big here, and it's a problem. (You might have seen the hoopla in NY about it going on there.) I do hope we get this all figured out someday: how to have energy and not hurt the environment and people and animals.

My eating was a bit carb heavy in the AM but I got some control later in the day. I've had too much fat (from PB and from almonds, so at least it was "good fat") and not enough protein. I'll try to fix that.

I didn't exercise but I did a lot yesterday: latin heat class, weights and aquafit. And, I'll do more tomorrow.

I'll listen to Dr. Oz now.

09-14-2010, 08:49 PM
I listened to Dr. Oz and signed up for the 10 pound loss bracelet. Thank you again, Maryann, for the tip.

Rhonda, your snacking sounds healthy. And your exercise? Amazing! I'm going to do a few minutes on the :ebike: That's not much but it's more than I've been doing.

09-14-2010, 08:53 PM
Hey chickies! I've been counting calories and have been successful, so far. My weight is at 135, so that's down a little. I hope to keep that trend going.

Jojo, your lady friends sound like a "hoot". I hope you had good time with them. When my grandmother and her sister were still living, they kept us laughing. Whenever one would leave the room, the other one would talk about how pitiful she was. We really do miss them!

Rhonda, it's hard to imagine that you are not losing weight like crazy! Maybe a nutritionist would help.

Sandra, I'm so proud of your giving up sweets! You are waaaay stronger than I am.

Maryann, thanks for the info about Dr. Oz. I like him.

Hey to the rest of you chickies! TTFN

09-15-2010, 04:21 AM
I went to the surgery last evening and they seem to think that I am a bit anaemic. This is a regular occurrence for me because I am a natural red head and always look pale, while in reality, I am as hearty as a bull.
Red heads fall into 2 categories: The flame-red hair with freckles, and those of us with light golden hair and pale skin who look like weve been dug up and hit with the spade.
What ever it is, and even if I mark time for a few weeks or months I am not getting disheartened and not giving up. I shall go away on this visit at the weekend, have a lovely week. Wont overdo the eating all the wrong stuff routine but certainly wont sit there like the spectre at the feast refusing all but Spartan fare and by gum Im going to have the odd snort of falling down water when it comes my way.
Much nicer day here today, the sun has bothered to get out of bed and show her face.
Thanks everyone for the support. How could I fail with you lovely folk watching my back?
Spot on Sloanie, the two old ladies were a hoot and a half.
Ps. Who the heck's Doctor Oz:^:? I've heard of Dr Phil but not this one.

09-15-2010, 09:19 AM
JoJo, Dr. Oz has been on Oprah numerous times and now has his own TV show. Dr. Oz co-authored You on a Diet and some other healthwise books. You might check out that site Maryann posted for more info on him if you'd like.

I love reading your posts. Your wording is very refreshing. I always look forward to reading. You have a wonderful sense of humor. You and your friends will have a wonderful time this weekend. Watch out for falling water, though.

My body is still fussing at me over my eating or should I say my "overeating"? I am feeling miserable this morning. Oh, well, life goes on. I'm up and dressed for Algebra I & II. Afterwards, I'm picking up the granddaughters to bring them over. They're going to do some fishing in our pond.

Sloan, you are very close to goal!! I am so happy for you. I can't even picture my weighing what you weigh. You go, girl!!

Rhonda, your body has firmed up with muscle. You're not fluffy at all. You look good. A nutritionist might help you get to the weight you want. Have you talked with Todd about this?

Got to go. It's time.

09-15-2010, 11:59 AM
Sandra..I have been meaning to send congratulations your way !!
You asked about what work I am looking for ...I am a Speech/Language
Therapist but haven't worked much while the boys were growing up.
I am going to get an application in to our school system and then
try to do some "PRN/as needed" work while I wait on a school system
job. I love working in nursing homes & hospitals but I will be eligible for state retirement
health insurance after 5 more years if I work with the schools
because I worked with them before I stayed home with my kids.
Health insurance is so expensive (and may get worse) so insurance coverage is a big deal.

Robin had a problem with his left calf swelling and being painful on Monday.
We had tests run to be sure it wasn't a blood clot , but they found a hematoma instead.
It is better but he has had to have it elevated & iced this week. The weather has been
nice here so he is discouraged to be back to the couch this week...I am just thankful it wasn't a clot.

I am maintaining but not losing.. I feel like I only eat 1200 calories but
maybe it is more.

Sloan..your ideas about freezing core meals were really helpful.
Robin eats the lean cuisine type frozen meals when he diets because
it is portion controlled but I want to make some homemade meals that
would be one serving.

Our Franklin Covey store had a 50% sale yesterday and I got a red leather
planner and a years worth of pages. I am so excited about getting it set up.
I used to use a planner and it really helped me use my time efficiently.
Right now I will go run an errand just because I don't want to forget it.
When I am organized I make a list of errands and run them all at the same time .
That's just one example . If I keep a shopping list in my planner, then I remember
things when I am out and don't have to make many special trips.
Just knowing everything is written down in one place is a great feeling.

I am off to work on paperwork & my application. You would think I want to be an FBI agent with the size of this application.

09-15-2010, 03:24 PM
Falling down water? :rofl: :cheers:

Yes, I did talk to Todd and others. The suggestion was that I was not eating enough calories. Oh for heaven's sake! OK, OK. I know the theory. I'll try 1500-1800 and see what happens.

Speaking of Todd, he is studying for tests and I'm on my own most of this week. I don't think I can make myself do 3 sets of 17 one-legged squats. :faint: I'll do fewer.

Nancy, good luck with the planning. Sandra, hang in there, cuz.

beach bum
09-15-2010, 05:12 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Enrolled into a walking tour for 6 weeks on Wed Morning with my friend Alice and met really nice woman.The town runs this for the seniors,it a group of 5-9 woman where the driver from the rec center takes the group in a van where we to go to a certain spot each week and walk for 1 hr. The driver walks with us and tells us about the different areas.Today we walked along the bike trail in upper cape.Its very exciting to go to difference places that I never seen since I moved here 13 years ago. They started the group Aug 09 until Nov 09 and than once again in Spring and now in the Fall again.

SANDRA-Your welcome I love Dr Oz and now I found out that he moving to 10am spot in the morning,when I'm out walking.Going to tape his show everyday and than watch it later on in the evening. He gives so many tips on one show that my friend told me yesterday that it hard to keep all whats talked about in your head.Congrats on Curtis weight loss,I bought a 3 section child's plastic plate for my portion control dinners & lunches

RHONDA-You're not the only one, I'm messing up on my carbs also ,that's why I went out an bought a muffin top pan and making low carb rev rolls and burger rolls for sandwiches. The pasta & rice carbs I'm going to use my new 3 section plate.Like to get to my first 10%[19 lbs] by the end of Oct.and before Thanksgiving & Christmas they're coming up quickly so I have to decide to making this plan of mine stick.

SLOANE-WISH WISH I was down to your weight that exactly what goal that my doctor & I choose for myself. But first I have to get to 150 for my first 10% and than work on my second. Glad I could help I love Dr OZ more so that Dr Phil.

JOJO-I hope your surgery was something serious. Anemic I think my DD has that, she on iron pills,As she doesn't eat meat.Have a wonderful weekend yourself. My twin DGD have red hair but toward the auburn type. They're father and my DH grand father had bright red hair. If you don't get Dr Oz just go to his website and you will get all the information you need.Never heard that expression [Falling Down Water]What does that mean?????

Have a nice evening will be back tomorrow morning

09-16-2010, 01:02 AM
Maryann, Jojo is gone I think. "Surgery" in Britain normally means "clinic" and I think that is what she meant. "Falling down water" is how she humorously described alcohol. Of course, we try not to reach that stage :lol:

The walking tour you described sounds fantastic. What a nice thing to get to do.

I went to aquafit today and kept my eating modest. I did enjoy a glass of FDW ('falling down water", in this case, wine)

Night all,

09-16-2010, 03:53 AM
Falling down water Maryann is booze of any description and thanks for the Dr Oz info.
Sorry about the mix up, surgery here is the family doctor's office. It holds several doctors, specialist nurses, physios, OT's and various counsellors. When my husband had his coronary in 2009, the cardiac doctor and nurses were wonderful and liaised with the cardiac intensive care staff at the hospital so that when he came home he was well supported. The services are free on the National Health.
How are the hummingbirds girls? Last time I saw any was when I was overseas. We don't get them here.
We are off over the county boarder today. Going into Worcestershire (where the sauce comes from. Many moons ago I spent a night in the house once owned by Mr Perrin one of the original sauce people… very opulent) Mark wants to go to a newly opened DIY because they have stuff on special.
When our daughter died in May, we sold both our cars. Every time we got in one of them we could 'see' her sitting in the back sorting out her CD's and making sure she had everything for the journey. The memories were too painful. I know time will rub off the hard edges and they will mellow into warm ones, but that is a way in the future. So, we bought just the one car, a little Vauxhall just room for us and the dog. We will have to put the trailer on this morning to bring the goodies back. Over here a trailer is a sort of cart you attach to the back of the car. For the life of me, I can’t remember what you call them. We should be back this afternoon, motorway (freeway) permitting. Have a good day everyone. Jo

beach bum
09-16-2010, 10:14 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

My other friend has invited me to be her guest for dinner at the Kansas City Steak House. So I have to get ready and going to miss my bible study for today.

RHONDA-Thanks for explaining surgery & falling down water saying.My DH best friend came from England and I don't know what those saying were. I can't believe I didn't notice the walking tour in the senior bulletin until my friend told me about it.

JOJO-Thanks for explaining the different phases that I never knew. My DH used to tell me the ones he knew,but I don't remember him using the falling down water. Oh MG!!! I had not idea what you are going though losing your DD like that. I'm so sorry,Its not suppose to happen like that where the child goes first.Try to have a good holiday today and many many :hug::hug: are going your way.

Have to get ready for today events

09-16-2010, 04:55 PM
Hi there, Chickies. Did I tell you about the fiasco lunch I made Monday? That plus dinner not being planned or prepared or bought was my downfall eatingwise Monday evening. Lunch? I had tried 2 new recipes out of my new "diet" cookbook. I made mistakes and lunch was really bad. Then I was home alone Monday evening with nothing for dinner. I should have picked up something on my home from my meeting. (Curtis was at Men's Discipleship.) Live and learn. Bad habits popped up all around me and bit me hard.

Subbing Tues/Wed helped me get back on track. Life is good. I'm still abstinant from sugar (And when I say "sugar", I'm meaning dessert type foods.) for 99 days and am almost through with Day 100.

Jo, we usually say, "trailer", too. When we lived in Montana, we had a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a "rack" on the back for hauling more than the Jeep would carry. I think you and your husband are wise to make changes. If you ever need to talk about your daughter, feel free to pm me. I may not know exactly what to say to help, but I'm a good listener.

Maryann, you have so much fun. Makes me smile. Those walks in new areas sound like such fun adventures.

Rhonda, you'll probably do a lot more exercise than I will. Are you upping your calories? I'll bet Todd's right. You're doing so much exercise, your body probably needs more calories. Your weight would probably start dropping instead of trying to hold on.

I'm going to start shooting again this evening. I've mainly just watched my friend shoot and have been flinging just a few arrows. I'm ready to get more serious.

Have a great day, everyone.

09-16-2010, 11:37 PM
Today was my second day of working out without my trainer. I managed to push myself, even doing those dreaded single-leg squats. But, I did only 3 sets of 6, not 3 sets of 17. I have to have him yelling at me to do that many :coach:

My eating was good, but here it is 9:30 and I want to eat. I think I'll go to bed with a book instead :book2:. I hope this will pass because I've had enough food today I think.

'night all

09-17-2010, 03:42 AM
Blimey Tejas! If I tried to squat to get something out of a low cupboard, I'd need help to get up again! Sets of 17:dizzy: I'd have to lie down in a darkened room and wait for the ambulance after just one those.

Ontarget Yep. I've had a few bad days this week too. I have grazed on things I really shouldn't have and to make it worse, someone told me yesterday that there are only 100 days left until Christmas.

Maryann For 2 countries which share a common language we don't half have differences don't we? Here, the phrase 'Knock up' means to wake you up in the morning by knocking on your door. The first time I was in the USA, in all innocence, I asked a young man if he could knock me up when he was passing my door in the morning! You should have seen his face

We are leaving mid afternoon for just over a week so will be back a week on Sunday. Take care everyone. Love Jo

09-17-2010, 10:54 AM
That is a good one, Jojo :rofl: "knock me up"..great!

Sandra, I meant to say that I'm sorry you got bitten...just keep on 'trucking.

I'm off to tap dance :dance:

09-17-2010, 10:09 PM
Jo, you're a hoot. "Knock me up" I'll bet his face did look funny. :) Have a good time on your trip. We'll be waiting to hear all about it.

Rhonda, I am ashamed to say I did 5 minutes :ebike: so far this week. Thank you for the anti-bite thoughts. My eating's better but not stellar. I'm meeting an ex-student who is now a good friend for breakfast at Cracker Barrel early tomorrow. That'll also be a challenge.

I'm tired. It's amazing how tired I get just from going to school and doing very little. Maybe it's all the "nothing" that's tiring. I am enjoying the kids, though, and look forward to going each time I'm called.

09-18-2010, 12:04 AM
Hey chickies! I just got home from my sister's house. DH and I had dinner there. It's funny, I've been preoccupied with thoughts of my dad today, and when I got to visit with my mom and sis, I found out that they had, too. I wonder what that was all about. My eating has been wacky today. Hopefully I'll get it together tomorrow.

Maryann, I'm so glad you have such good friends. I know you must really enjoy them.

Rhonda, I'm impressed that you even exercised without Todd. It would be hard for me to push myself, too.

Sandra, how's your back? I hope the shots are helping. I'm so glad you are enjoying your subbing. You can come sub for me any time.

Nancy, good luck with your job search. How's it going?

Jojo, have a wonderful holiday!

Vickie, how are you three doing?

I have a busy weekend ahead, but I will try to get by here tomorrow some time. Have a great night y'all!

09-18-2010, 04:17 PM
Hi everyone:

I've spent the morning delivering political material to members of the unsuspecting public trying to have a quiet Saturday morning ;)

This afternoon I'm taking a nap, then going to a Blues festival downtown. I just loooovvveee the Blues and this promises to be a great event.

I want to eat everything in sight. aarrrgggghhhhh But, I won't. (I might have to have some Bar-b-que though. What's the Blues without it?)


beach bum
09-18-2010, 06:01 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Sorry for being MIA for several days.I walked on Wed with the walking tour and than on Thursday I walked in the morning before being invited to a telephone co. pioneer dinner which I had a big huge steak mashed pot & mixed veggies. Than on Friday after the PB club my friend I walked all over the town before we come home I was death tired. Almost fell a sleep on the bus. Today I took a day off and rested than this afternoon my baked my rev rolls.

SANDRA-That's too bad about your Monday recipe out not as you as you expected.We all have on of those days.I love being out of the house as much as possible but today I had to take care of me.Alice wanted me to go to a town fair but I was to exhausted to except,maybe I go on Sunday as there not good movies this week to see.

JOJO-That's so funny,my DH good friend comes from England and some of the expressions he come out with always made me laugh.

SLOANIE-I'm so blessed to have these wonderful friends,and we do enjoy each others company

RHONDA-I had that problem with eating the other night I just couldn't stop. I now found my knitting and I'm going to start working with it while I watching TV instead of eating.

Have a nice evening

09-18-2010, 07:13 PM
Hi there. Vickie and JoJo, you're missed.

Nancy, have you had success in your job search? Would hiring be mainly in the summer like the education field?

Sloan, I'd love to come sub for you. Wish I could. I'm sorry you and your family had a tough day. That's odd that you all had it at the same time. I wonder what was triggering that.

Rhonda, have fun at the blues festival. Have a drink for me tonight. I'll be outside flinging arrows readying for the Texas State Senior Games in Houston next month.

I worked in the flowerbeds today an my back didn't hurt at all. I got so happy I cried a little while I was pruning rosebushes. Life i good.

Got to go. I may take a quick nap before my gf gets here to shoot. Night night, Chickies.

09-18-2010, 08:09 PM
Hey chickies, my morning started early with my Bible study leader's meeting from 7:30 to 9:30. I am so excited to do this study. This year it is Isaiah. It is a new study for Bible Study Fellowship, and I'm sure it will be very enlightening. After having lunch together, my mom, DS, and I went to an art show/sale at the art studio where I paint. It was very impressive with lots of paintings for sale by local artists. As usual I am evaluating my eating, and I really think 1200 calories makes me go crazy. I hate being "told" when to stop eating. I guess that's why core worked/works for me (when I apply it). I like being able to eat if I'm hungry. So, here I go again on the roller coaster. I will eat my frozen foods that I made (which are core), and I will keep on keepin' on. One of these days, I'll get these pesky pounds off.

Sandra, I'm so happy about your back. That's awesome. Have fun with your GF tonight.

Rhonda, you sneaky chick! Were people nice to you while you were campaigning?

Maryann, you are smart to listen to your body and rest when it tells you to.

Hey to the rest of you chickies!

09-18-2010, 10:23 PM
Sloan, I'll bet ya'll really enjoyed the art gallery. Did you buy anything? I'm wishing you the best of success with getting those pounds off. I am very proud of you for what you've already accomplished. You'll get these last few off in no time. I've heard the last few can be the hardest. Just keep on.

We had a lot of fun tonight. It's good to be back working in flowerbeds and shooting my bow.

09-18-2010, 10:51 PM
Sandra, glad to hear that your back is so much better. Good for you.

Sloan, most people are very nice to people who are doing political block walking. It's not hard once you get going. GET OUT THE VOTE!

Can you send us a picture of some of your art work, Sloan? I'll see if I can post my stained glass work.

I heard a little of the Blues today as I helped to set up a booth. But, I didn't go back out tonight. I'll go tomorrow afternoon.

My eating was OK today, but I did have tacos for lunch. However, they were fish and were not fried. I had about 1/4 C of guacamole, and the same amount of beans and only a bite of rice. I made one of my shakes tonight..really good: skim milk, lf yogurt, lf cottage cheese and a peach.

I did not go to the gym but I will do something physical tomorrow.

I hope you have a good night all.

09-19-2010, 03:33 PM
Last and first one prize for me!

I changed my avatar so that you can see my stained glass piece. It represents a canyon in west Texas where I hiked. But, mostly, take a look at that right forearm! :barbell:

beach bum
09-19-2010, 04:05 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Just finish reading the local paper and thought I came here for a while. Going to me my friends at the pizza place this afternoon.Was going to go to the movies but they are rated "R" this week and we're looking for a "G" or "GP" one. I know these day are hard to find.

Well tomorrow I'm going on another method of losing weight its the 6 mini meals per day. I think eating 3 meals a day wasn't working so I decided to try the mini meals and see what happens.

RHONDA-I like the new avatar of you,wish I was photographic like you.You looks so slim,congrats on losing inches you look great.

SLOAN-Thanks ,I have too,as I have not one to take care of me,and when the body so NO!!! I have to stop if I like to or not. Our bible study is going to end next week,can't believe that 52 weeks has gone so fast. Our Pastor is going to resume it again in Jan, but now hes concentrating on a few of the books and than write Your Own Life Books.

Have a great afternoon & evening see you guys tomorrow in the A.M.

09-19-2010, 05:36 PM
Hubba Hubba, Rhonda!!!! You're so firm!!!!! Thank you for sharing your artwork with us. You're very talented.

Maryann, let us know what ya'll go see.

I was thinking of my post the other week about how I weigh less than before moving to Texas. I think I might have weighed my current weight when we moved down here, but I started gaining immediately. I am feeling really good about having lost back down and am anxious to get my weight down even lower.

My gf is coming again this evening so we can train together. My eating is better today. We'll have taco soup for dinner. Life is good.

Okay, where is everyone? I hope you're all out there having a great--OP!--weekend. How about some of you who are reading stopping by to say, "Hi." We'd like to hear from you.