Simply Filling/Core - Weekly Chat: September 27- October 3

09-27-2010, 09:45 AM

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09-27-2010, 09:50 AM
Good morning everyone.

Well, we're all still here this week, I hope! There's nothing like a high school reunion to drive the point home. Sandra, thanks for the compliment. I had more conversations with men about weight than I did with women. There was one male friend there who has gained 100 pounds who wanted to talk about it. As I thought about it, I realized that I had, at one point, been almost 100 pounds more than in high school. I told him that and encouraged him just to get started and get ready for the 50th reunion in 3 years. I'm going to reach out to him and see if wants to talk about it more.

But, Chickies, get Sandra to tell you about the really cool belt she was wearing that she said she hadn't been able to wear for a while. Lookin' good!

I'm going to have a quick breakfast and go to dance aerobics at 8:30.


09-27-2010, 10:55 AM
I am sorry I have been off the board for a few weeks.
I am going to catch up with everyone today..

Sloan.. Happy late birthday ..I know it is a hard one ...
We had a sermon yesterday about men being engaged
dads and I thought about the stories you have told us
about your dad.. He was amazing !!

I am going to get serious about my eating this week.
I have gained 2-3 pounds in just a few weeks.
I am going to try a fiber drink about 15 minutes before meals
and try to stay core/south beach for my meals.
Also I am going to start at the YMCA and stop over analyzing
the exercises & JUST DO IT .... I am going to start with the treadmill
& a few weight machines for abs,arms & chest... Then when I am used to those machines I will add a few at a time .

09-27-2010, 11:11 AM
Good morning everyone.

Sloan, happy belated birthday. I'm so sorry about your dad. I lost my dad in 2005 and I know how hard things have to be for you right now.

Nancy, I'm doing core/sbd too. Been doing 30 minutes on my treadmill. My dr. doesn't want me doing any weight lifting due to my coronary artery spasms. Haven't seen any loss, but it's only been less than a week since I got serious.

Tejas, were you in Canada? I seem to remember the sisters, one in Texas and the other was going to retire and moved to Texas.

beach bum
09-27-2010, 02:25 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Had some grocery shopping to do and than I got involved with some of the choir members I met in the supermarket. We are having rehearsal problems as the director wants to have choir practice right after the 9AM daily Masses and most of the woman can't make it.We want our practice to stay on Thursday afternoon at 3.So we'll see what happens when we meet again at church on Sunday.

Otherwise nothings new,its going to rain some time the afternoon so I'll be on my trusty bike for 45 min.

RHONDA-Thanks for starting us up as usual.I think more men are more complimentary than woman as woman I think are a little more envious than men are. You're doing really great with your weight now that you have Tod as a trainer. Maybe I should look for a personal trainer,but first I'm going to take up Tai Jei at the senior center to get some stretching for me neck/shoulder area before I work on the rest of my body.

NANCY-What fiber drink are you going to use. I heard that the SB uses Metamucil.You'll lose those 2-3 lbs in no time. You're lucky you have a Y near you,right now I have to depend on the senior center for exercising as our curves burned down and never rebuilt.

09-27-2010, 03:50 PM
Pam, yes, I was in Toronto. I moved to Texas in December '09, after retiring. Sandra and I are cousins by marriage, and "sisters" in spirit!

Nancy, it's a really good idea not to overanalyze..."just do it" is the operative phrase here...just move, move, move..

Todd just cancelled today's session, so what that means is that I will go out to the gym anyway and lift weights on my own. I can do a lot without him now.

09-27-2010, 05:48 PM
Rhonda, thank you for the new pages--and for the wonderful compliment. I wish we lived closer, but at least we get to see each other every now and then. That's really nice of you to help your ex-classmate with his weightloss journey. Maybe you could get him to join us here. I remember we had a male here a few years ago. Also, there was on young man at OA last time I went. He's already lost over 30 pounds in 30 days. Men lose so fast when they get started, don't they?

JoJo, welcome back. I missed you, my friend. I always enjoy reading your witty posts. You'll have to tell us some of the things you did on your trip. I'm all ears. Or is that "all eyes"?

Nancy, Rhonda's right. Just hop back on the wagon. You'll be fine.

Vickie, where are you? Did you go to JC today? Are you and Jim out having fun?

Pam, it's so good to have you back here. Where in KY do you live? We drove through last July going to Hamilton, OH for an archery championship. Beautiful state! (and lots of Crackerbarrels)

Maryann, you ladies stand firm. If none of you could go right after Mass, then he'd have to leave choir practice as is.

I began a new eating plan today. It's called HOW. It's one of the programs that Overeaters Anonymous offers. It's a lot like CORE just stricter on portions and no potatoes as well as a few other differences. So far so good. I'm 2/3 into Day 1 of this but am on Day 111 being abstinant from sugar. Life is good.

09-28-2010, 12:01 AM
:cheer: Sandra for being sugar free!

09-28-2010, 03:47 AM
It's really nice to be back girls. Isn't it funny, we've never met but I feel I know you all and I missed posting every morning.

Glad the reunion went well Tejas. We have a nursing reunion every 10 years, but we are getting a few less every time. 3 have died, one was killed by her husband and the story was in all the papers over here a few years ago. My old friend has recently returned to the UK from working overseas and we eventually met up at the last reunion. I turned to her and said ' Tell me straight now Di; Do I look as old and wrinkled as these old ladies here?' Without stopping to take breath she replied: 'No way Jo! You even had a fat face when you were a size 10'... I like to think that there was a compliment in there somewhere:D

Have a good day everyone. We are having our garden fence renewed today. It's not a huge garden and it will cost £880 for a small fence... At least Dick Turpin wore a mask.

09-28-2010, 09:55 AM
Good morning everyone:

Jojo, with those prices you should be living in London! I love your friend's compliment! I must say that I was shocked at how some of my high school compatriots have aged. One woman, whose husband has barely survived a disfiguring cancer on his face (he's a few years older, but same school) has aged decades in just a few years. The stress is written all over her. But, he is alive and she said the most wonderful things about their journey.

The area I'm from is still mostly rural and a lot of people have been farmers or otherwise worked outside and the ravages of the weather have left their mark also.

I am still 6 pounds over what is posted, but I'm really dedicated to losing that and more by Christmas. I don't think I told you that there is a chance I'm going to dance in a program, so now I really really want to be smaller! If you're curious about the dance group, just go to Google and type in "Syncopated Ladies Denton" and watch a class and a performance (not long).

I ate about 1500 calories yesterday. I didn't go to the gym after all so I kept the calories on the low side. I have a NSV. I made turkey and (boxed) dressing and potatoes at DH's request and all I had was turkey and 1/2 cup of potatoes. I tasted the dressing and thank goodness I didn't like it!

I've got a busy day here, stained glass class and registering voters at one of the local universities.

I hope each of you has a great day!


beach bum
09-28-2010, 01:27 PM
HI Ladies:)

Hope it doesn't rain like they promised as I want to get down to the beach & get some walking done.When down at the beach I met my friend and we walked & Talked for 20 mins. This afternoon IO going on my bike for another 20.

Going to my walking group tomorrow and there where you walk for 45- 1hr and have a good walkout.

SANDRA-That's what we are going to do, next Sunday. The directer will have to change her mind if she wants to have a choir.

JOJO-Welcome back, missed your post also.I think that the worst to have a reunion and find that your friends are gone. Never went to my reunion as our neighborhood turned bad,and no one would go. The canceled and never rescheduled.

RHONDA-I have faith in your you're probably lose the rest and even more with all the dedication you put into the diet and exercising.

Have to go my dinner is ready have a great day

09-28-2010, 04:16 PM
I enjoy reading about our amazing group...
Everyone has such interesting things going on.
Maryanne ..I feel like if I had the beach nearby I would walk a lot more..
I would probably retire near the beach , but Robin dislikes it..
I just need to find some friends for day trips since it is only 2 hours from me.

I am going radical at the moment...I am so disgusted that I have been trying to lose 10-15 pounds for years . I lose 2 and then gain 3 back.
I am going to try to do fiber drinks (benefiber) at meal time and just
100 to 200 calories afterwards of protein. Yesterday I only ate 2 eggs,
1 yogart, 1 blackbean burger & one piece of cheese. I really wasn't hungry
either. I know this isn't healthy so I only plan to do this a few weeks
(if I can stick with it) to hopefully see a few pounds drop quicky.

After that I may do the same thing with some fruits & veggies added in.
I started my exercises yesterday ....
I am feeling better & adjusting to my empty nest, but my older son has the flu so that makes me wish he were here to take care of.
He is trying to see the doctor today and get Tamiflu ...

Sloan..hope you are feeling better...

I am procrastinating on getting a job because I know once I start I will be working the next 5 years ... Every week I think ..just one more week and then I will job hunt... I wish I could just retire and if we had not tried to start the business we did a few years back we probably would be able to...
I think I will enjoy it though because of being challenged and making new friends....

09-28-2010, 07:26 PM
Our group is amazing, isn't it? I, too, love reading all of the posts.

Nancy, thanks, I'm feeling better. It's just a process, I guess. I am irritated with myself, also. The same few pounds over and over. Have we talked about you looking for a job with a school system? I think it would be the best of both worlds for you. School schedule with no papers to grade!!!

Rhonda, I have not looked at the "dancing" site, but I plan to. You are so busy! How do you keep track of all of your activities?

Maryann, we are having chilly weather here. Hope you continue to have good "beach walking" weather.

Sandra, good luck with your new program. Keep us posted.

Jojo, welcome back! Sorry about your fence. That's such a steep price! Hopefully it will be exactly as you want it when it's done. How was your holiday?

Hey Vickie and the rest of you chickies! See ya later!

09-28-2010, 08:56 PM
JoJo, I feel like we've known each other a long time, too. Now as to that compliment: I call that a give and take compliment. Given with one hand and taken away with the other. That said, I think she really meant it as a compliment.

Rhonda, I am excited that you'll have a recital. Let me know time/date/location and maybe I can come. I'd love to see it. And thank you for the congratulations on my abstaining from sugar.

:woohoo: Maryann. I'm proud of you ladies for standing your ground.

Nancy, I think it's hard to "go back", too.

I love our group, too. Each day it's like we're all sitting around a table chatting. Life is good.

Nancy and sloan, I have been losing/gaining the same few pounds for a long time, too. Mine were around 200, though, but I know extra weight is not wanted no matter how much it is. You will both find what works best for you. Just look how well you've done already.

Vicki, I'm getting worried. Are you and Jim all right?

Got to go. "Biggest Loser" is coming on in a few minutes.

09-28-2010, 11:09 PM
Yes, Vickie, where are you???

09-29-2010, 02:41 AM
I don't think I would still be on this forum if it wasn't for this thread. I love it.
I'm not weighing until I go to my group at the end of the week. I don't feel as if I have gained on my week's holiday but if I have, it was worth it and I'll soon shift it.
Nancy I know exactly how you feel. I've lost my mojo many times. I lose the weight, and then it goes back on. Hang in there.
Have a good day everyone. It's great to be talking to you all again

09-29-2010, 12:09 PM
I was 143 this am ...
I must have had a ton of salt & water build up from eating bad...

Once I hit 140 I am going to balance out my diet with core foods.

All winter Robin has been unable to do much and I was getting lots done ..
It's weird now because he is able to stay busy all day (praise the Lord )
and I am in a time wasting rut..... It makes me feel guilty when he comes through the house and I am still in PJ's at 11 am.

09-29-2010, 12:14 PM
JoJo.... I love your mojo saying !!!!

JoJo has her mojo back ~!!!

That will be in my head all day :carrot:

09-29-2010, 01:42 PM
Hello Chicks! So much going on here....nothing life threatening but too much too handle and spend any kind of quality time on the computer. Jim is at his first PT appointment for both shoulders today. The car (our only car) is acting up and we've had it in the shop twice in the last two weeks. It goes in again tomorrow as it is now shuddering and not wanting to accelerate. Frustrating and time consuming. I'm getting over a bad cold and nursing my sciatica again. I'm close to asking my Doc for a referral to PT as I cannot seem to get it to go away and stay away. Brodie is great (getting over giardia) and enrolled in his next obedience class. We are babysitting in among everything else. Thank goodness we are retired.

My eating is not great. We've been going to restaurants. I've been trying to keep my portions small. I gained at JC the last two weeks, a total of 1.4 pounds. This week I have my usual dinner out in addition to a special lunch and another ballgame. It's tough but I know I must learn how to manage. Exercise is not going well because of the sciatica. I intend to start losing again and soon.

You are all awesome and I read when I can. I hope to get back here on a more regular basis very, very soon.

09-29-2010, 08:23 PM
Vickie, it's great to see you here. I was worried, my friend. My pain management doctor sent me to PT for my back and it's helped (along with the injections). I wish you both the speediest full recoveries.

I am off my honeymoon with my new (3 days) eating plan. I'm now back to eating the way I have the last 90+ days. And I'm now on Day 113 sugarfree. It sounds funny but I had problems cutting down to 1 fruit a day. I'm a fruitful person.

JoJo with her MoJo? I'm loving it and loving her, too. JoJo your wit is fabulous.

Rhonda, how's your day going? Now that you're in rehearsals, I'm betting you're busier than usual. We have 15 rehearsals for the Christmas play every Sunday afternoon till early in December. I'm not directing. They already have a director. I'm sort of a trouble shooter and will be working with some of the cast members to help them project, etc......

Nancy, I'm sending you ;) ;) ;) ;) for weightloss success.

09-29-2010, 09:02 PM
Good evening. We are leaving on Sunday for Florida and I'm trying to get my house in order before we leave. My husband is visiting his parents until Friday. Yesterday I felt like I had narcolepsy. I could not keep my eyes open. Today has been much better. I got quite a bit done today. Not much left to do. We will be in Florida until next Spring. I'm looking forward to going. My sis lives 1 mile from us and I'll get to see her everyday. I am recruiting her to walk with me. I will walk to her house and then she can walk back to my place with me and I'll drive her back home.

I feel so out of the loop. Sandra, I remember you love archery. My memory is so bad these days.

Nancy, I would love to see 140 again, but the lowest I could ever get was 146. I felt great at that weight so that is my goal right now.

Survivor is coming on so I guess I'll get off here.

09-30-2010, 12:15 AM
I'm not in rehearsals yet, Sandra. So far, it's just a promise.

But, here's news. I leg pressed 500 pounds, 3 sets of 6 reps each!

:twirly: :stars:

Vicki, great to see you back here.

Nancy, I know the frustration. My weight is beginnning to move back down and I think it's about keeping fat down to 30 grams a day, if not less.

Have a good night all.

09-30-2010, 04:06 AM
I looked at that link Tejas. They are a great group, have you heard anything yet? We had a dance group here a few years ago called the Rollypollys because they were all over 60 and a bit on the portly side. They were very, very popular. Although I can't dance (when I was a small child my mum sent me to ballet classes. The teacher gave her her money back after a few weeks, and told her to stop flogging a dead horse:D) I have always loved tap. I envy you being able to dance.

Vickie Oh love, I do feel for you. I had sciatica 20 years ago. I had a 'ball' of pain, the size of an orange settle in my left calf and the pain in the leg was truly awful. An osteopath sorted me out, put the disc back in and I was right as rain. I still see her once a year for a 'going over'

Sandra I don't know how you and Rhonda do it. I am so in awe of the two of you. You lead such busy lives.

Going to visit my mum this morning. I haven't seen her for a few days and she likes using me for target practice. This dementia is such a cruel thing. She used to be so proud of me, it was embarrassing. She had all my nursing qualifications framed and hanging in the sitting room. Now when she sees me she says 'Oh its you again is it?' Some of the senior staff at the home are ones she trained and they find it very hard to see this nasty woman in her body.

09-30-2010, 10:37 AM
Oh my, Jojo. That's so hard about your Mum. My former mother-in-law in Toronto has dementia and can be really nasty also. It's awful to see this persona in her body.

I LOVE to dance, anywhere, anytime. Unfortunately my DH does not, and it hurts his hip. I haven't yet gone to dances alone at the senior center, but I will. They have a system for unescorted women. The women who want to dance but haven't brought a partner wear a bracelet that signifies that they want to dance. I can hardly wait. DH said "they'll have to give you an armful of bracelets." I think it was meant as a compliment :rofl:

Pam, good luck with the packing and have a good trip.

Talk to you all later!

beach bum
09-30-2010, 10:43 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

I'm have a few minutes before I have to to bible study,Its our last study and I'm going to miss the people that I studied with them for the last 12 weeks.
The bible study will start over again right after the holidays. Now I going to sign up for Tai gei or yoga to keep my shoulder/neck area stretched,so I don't get the pain back again.

Nothing new, I walked with the walking tour along the CC Canal for 60 mins and than I to my friends house of our Canasta game. We decided instead of one week a month we going for every other week.

Sloane-We have wonderful beach weather yesterday I had to take a pair of shorts out for the walk,today its getting cooler as we had some rain last night.

SANDRA-I learned in my old age not to let people walk all over me. I got rid of the woman that was bothering me,and now the choir members are going to do the same.

JOJO-One step at a time Don't blame you for not looking at the scale It used to change my mood when going on it but I learned that it just a number.Here's to a good W-I when you meet your group. Love this thread also,as the people make up the pro & cons.

VICKIE-Glad to see you posting again I see you got a lot on your plate,try to relax & take on day at a time.

PAM-Have a great winter in Fla.My sister goes down after Christmas and stays for a couple of months. Are you going to post while in Fla.????

RHONDA-WOW big congrats on pressing a 500 lb.You're amazing. I would never to be able to do that.

Have to go will be back later

09-30-2010, 09:58 PM
Whew!!!!! I've been chasing grasshoppers. Really. The granddaughters were here this afternoon fishing with grasshoppers. We all had a blast and caught over 20 fish. We probably caught the same ones several times. After the girls left, Curtis said, "Now that's the reason we have the pond."

Pam, what part of Florida will you be staying. We have friends who stay in Idaho in the summer and Florida in the winter. We used to alternate between Montana and Texas till we made our permanent move back to Texas. I'm glad you'll be near your sister. Life is good.

Rhonda, :woohoo: on lifting all those weights. When you get into rehearsals, you'll need to keep us all in the loop.

Nancy, I stayed on the HOW diet 2 2/3 days. I'm back now to what I was doing earlier. I will weigh on the 6th then decide if I want to do more than just abstain from sugar. (And try to make good choices)

JoJo, :hug: I know it would break your mother's heart if she realized how she's treating you. This is so sad.

Maryann, I have never played Canasta. I think it's wonderful you have so many fun activities to do with your friends.

Vickie, my back was hurting again this afternoon (I had cleaned a flowerbed and shot for almost 2 hours), so I took another dose of Meloxican. I feel much better. I was even chasing those bugs with the grands.

09-30-2010, 11:59 PM
JoJo ..I am so sorry about your mother...It was really hard on my mom when my grandmother didn't recognize her and yours seems worse than that.
I know you know it isn't her and to keep those good memories close at hand.
I would look through the "happy time " photo albums before you visit to
help you remember it is her body but not her true self talking now.
Speaking of photos ..what does she say if you show her an old photo of
you & her doing something special??

Maryann..I laughed so hard when I read your post saying "I got rid of the woman that was bothering me" I just kept thinking of you burying the body and getting rid of the evidence :rollpin:

I am sticking to this semi-fast I am doing...I was 142 today !!
I want to hit 140 before I go back to 1200 calories.
Today I had 100 calories of soup/2 eggs & a 200 calorie frozen entree.
Tomorrow Robin and I are going up to the property and eating our breakfast
biscuit on the way up and our picnic up there is half the fun, so I am not sure what to do about that...I may take a day off and eat 1200 calories...

10-01-2010, 12:25 AM
Wow, Nancy, that's a serious fast. I did about 900 calories one day this week, but about 1500 today. Tomorrow I will go down again, but not too far because I have both tap class and weights.

Congrats on 142, and head on down the scale. You can do it.

Sandra, we noticed all the big grasshoppers in your neck of the woods. They aren't here, but we have more mosquitoes than Canada has black flies! Where are the bats when you need them. (Did you know that the bats are really sick with a virus this year?)

Maryann, like Nancy, I had some great images of you "doing away" with someone. I saw a big black car and cement shoes!

Have a great night everyone.

10-01-2010, 03:32 AM
Morning All.

Here we are in October already. The 10th month of the year, and last Christmas only just seems to have passed. All our shops have Christmas stuff, but mercifully no Christmas muzak yet.

A truly filthy day here and it isn't light yet. The builder can't get on with our fence, we are promised heavy gales. Its all down so poor Dolly can't have her usual sniff and a poddle around the garden. We have some of that red plastic temporary stuff up, but it isn't really safe.

Some fool dumped a shopping cart outside our house last evening and the junkies (we have a huge drug problem in our city) were pushing it out into the road in front of cars. The police came fairly quickly so no one was injured. Even though the supermarkets have fail safe measures to stop people getting the carts out of the car parks, they still manage to turn up all over town. The markets employ folk to drive around in little trucks picking up trolleys.

Iím heading into town this morning ( wrapped up like Eskimo Nell) One of the local butchers has venison (I think it is known as deer meat in the US, I may be wrong though) on special.

Sandra Wish I'd been there with your Grandchildren. My daughter and I used to play Poo-sticks off a small bridge when we were out walking. Happy memories, but still a bit painful

Have a good one everybody

beach bum
10-01-2010, 10:17 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Was suppose to go to the PB club but there a storm heading this way,not from Nicole but whats coming from Vickie's area,with winds going up to 30 -35 MPH.Not too bad as we have more than that during the winter months.,glad we got our walking done yesterday afternoon.

Can't believe we're starting a new month,where has this year flown????My twins DGD 10 year birthdays today. Remembering how I had to finish the clown dolls on the New London Fairy going to Long Island.

SANDRA-Congrats on catching 20 fish,when I went out fishing all I caught was sea robins, that I had to throw back.I can't believe How blessed I am having all this activities and friends I met during the passed year. I love playing canasta as it a fun game,one of my friends whats in the worst way to learn how to play bridge.I heard too many stories about the group in our senior center, aren't as forgiving when you make a mistake in melding.They take the game to seriously.

NANCY-Glad that I made you laugh, I guess I used the wrong choice of words.Met this woman at a bereavement group and she would hang on to me constantly,that I couldn't breath. I finally had to stop answering her phone calls and e-mails and now I'm hoping she gave up and won't bother me anymore.

RHONDA-WOW!! You're going that low on the calorie scale,Looks like you on the JUDD method of counting calories.Thanks,you made me laugh :lol3: at what I posted. Sorry,no black car or cement shoes involved.

JOJO-I agree with you months are going by too fast like I posted above.One method for some of the supermarkets in NY did for keeping the carts on there property was when you wanted a cart you had to but 25 Cents[quarter] into the slot and to get you cart and when you turned it you'd get your quarter back. Talk to the manager it might work.

Have to go,and get today's chores done

10-01-2010, 11:04 AM
Good morning. Today is Curtis' birthday so we're dedicating this Friday to what he wants to do. We'll be going out on the lake fishing in a bit then this evening we're going to a fish fry. Should be fun.

Nancy, how is your energy level when you're fasting? I was thinking you and Robin had already moved to your new home. Am I wrong?

JoJo, I love your Avatar an Signature. You have the "spirit." I am sore today from chasing grasshoppers. Curtis and I were lying in bed last night talking about the memories we hope we're building for our grands. I am glad you were reminded of fun times with your daughter. I am sorry it was painful. I hope recalling those memories helps you heal. :hug:

Maryann, you're wise to keep things fun and not too serious.

Rhonda, I didn't know that about the bats. I hope they haven't turned into vampires. Sorry about that remark. I'm just getting into the Halloween spirit with JoJo. Our older grand and I were baiting our own hooks by the end of the afternoon. That was her big accomplishment. Our younger grand was catching grasshoppers. That was her big accomplishment. Doing both was mine. I was running all over the place. Well, it was "running" for me, but not a fast pace for anyone else. I couldn't really keep up with the girls, but I tried.

Got to go. My fishing buddy awaits.

10-01-2010, 08:20 PM
Happy Birthday to Curtis!

Today is the first day of our fall break. We will be out of school all next week, also. I plan on doing some decorating and canning with my mom. We'll see how that goes.

We are having a beautiful fall day. My mom and I went to the farmer's market in Nashville today. All of the pumpkins, gourds, and veggies were so beautiful. I love to go in the fall!!

Sandra, your story about running after the girls made me smile.

Jojo, your story about the junkies sounds scary. Oh yes, what is Poo-sticks?

Rhonda and Nancy, I'm still planning to do another watermelon fast, but I will only do it for one day. Hopefully I'll be able to get some good watermelon next week.

Nancy, your picnic sounds nice. How did it go?

Maryann, did you get to spend some time with your grands for their birthday?

Hey to the rest of you chickies! TTFN

10-01-2010, 10:56 PM
I ended up staying here today and had a nice quiet day getting a few things done . Robin and I spend so much time together sometimes it is nice to have
my space.
Sat on the deck some with a gentle 70 degree day and worked on my application.

I felt slightly weak his am (from 600 calorie days )so I ate a normal calorie amount today . My energy Mon & Tues was fine but I could tell I was less energetic by Thursday..
Anyway I got a good jump start and may start doing one day at 600
calories every few days.
Funny thing is that tonight we went out and I could only eat one piece
of pizza after a salad.. I think my stomach shrunk.

A watermelon fast sounds good..Is that all you watermelon
all day or is there more to it??

10-02-2010, 12:06 AM

:hb: to Curtis!

10-02-2010, 12:29 AM
Thank you all for the birthday wishes. I think he's had a good day. We didn't go fishing afterall. I think we both had enough here at the pond yesterday. Now we're watching television and just chillin'.

Nancy, I was wondering if you could keep up your strength eating so few calories. Please be careful. Don't hurt yourself.

Sloan, the market sounds like a lot of fun. I'm glad you got to go. Enjoy your fall break.

10-02-2010, 01:05 AM
Sandra..thanks ...I have never tried anything like this but I just thought if I could get a few pounds off fast it would motivate me and I was feeling so bloated...I was paying attention to how I felt and 4 days was definitely long enough for me ...

10-02-2010, 03:37 AM
Maryann We already pay a deposit on shopping carts. Each one has a little 'sliding slot' on it and you can't release it from the one in front until you put in a pound coin. One pound is roughly $1.50.
You are so right about Christmas. When I was a little girl it didn't start until December. I have lovely memories of my mum taking me to a huge department store and letting me loose in the children’s book section which seemed to go on for ever, it was so big. I was allowed to chose 3 books for Father Christmas to bring. On Christmas morning I had some lovely presents (not expensive, just fun things) to open, but it was the books I turned to first and my love of reading has stayed with me. Boxing afternoon I had to sit down and write my thank you letters. I used to write a rough one, mum would correct it, and then I copied it out on good paper. I still write them to this day.
Happy birthday Curtis.
Poo- sticks Sandra is a game played by Winnie the Poo in the books by A.A Milne. Each player takes a small twig and drops it into a stream or river running under a bridge (a small bridge over a country stream is the best) You then run to the other side of the bridge to see whose twig comes into view first. Innocent fun from a bygone age
Nancy How's the kick start weight loss going? Keeping everything crossed for you.
We are going fun shopping today. We need new lamps in the sitting room. Saturday is a **** day for parking but we're not in a hurry.
Have a good one everybody. Jo

beach bum
10-02-2010, 10:51 AM
HI Ladies:)

Have a beautiful sunny and crystal clear cool day now that Nicole passed though. Going to take advantage and work a bit this morning.Had a bad w-i this morning went up 1 lb do to having a sub roll yesterday,should have my Low carb bread instead.

SANDRA-Belated birthday wishes to your DH Curtis,fish and eating what you catch does sounds like a fun time. Oh that once thing I going to remember is always not to get too serous. Dr Oz said the other night being alone can cause depression an I don't ever want to head that way.

SLOANE-No I'm sorry I didn't that live in a different state. I did get to call then just before the school bus came and I die sing my traditional Happy Birthday to them. In the evening when I called my DD said she had bunch of little girls all over as my young twin wanted a sleep over and she couldn't come to the phone. Today the older twin is have a birthday party with her friends so I told them that I will call when it quieter.

JOJO- I didn't know you had a system like that and they still bring the cart to your drive way. Isn't that amazing that in this time and age they would want their money [$1.50] back,and leave the carts all over your town.

Have to go, have a nice morning

10-02-2010, 10:59 AM
Good morning. I'm still in KY. My husband went to visit his parents and was suppose to be home on Friday. His mom ended up in the hospital, again, so he is still there. She has been in and out of the hospital for the last year. Every 2 months, she gets sick, stays in hospital for 2+ weeks, comes home. Very weak, gets her strength back and ends up in hospital again. A viscous cycle. She needs her gallbladder removed, and I think they are finally going to do it. She also has alzheimers and parkinsons, along with emphyzema. Anyway, our trip is postponed.

Yes, we stay until spring. We have a place in central Florida, near Ocala.

Nancy, I don't think I could fast. Good luck.

Happy belated to Curtis.

jojo, sorry about your mom. I know my mother-in-law is not the same woman from years ago. She can be a little mean at times.

Maryann, you are a busy lady. I think if I kept more busy, I wouldn't eat so much.

The diet is not doing well. I had chinese yesterday and today am bloated from the salt. I am going to need to get some groceries since we are not leaving.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

10-02-2010, 03:39 PM
Good morning--errrrrr--afternoon, Chickies. Curtis and I went out for bfast today before running errands. We both overate and are having a pity-party right now. We're planning on a late/light lunch as we're going to a game night at friends' later. I'm taking sandwich makings with potato rolls. I had thought I'd be shooting all afternoon and wanted something to take that I didn't have to be in the kitchen much and this is what I thought would be good pick up food. We'll all be playing different card games. Fun!!!

Oooooooooohhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Curtis just switched the TV to "Michael" and John Travolta is dancing to "Chain Chain Chain." Life is so definitely good!!

JoJo, my parents used to take my brother and me to downtown Fort Worth, TX just before Christmas Eve to visit "Toyland" and to see Christmas animated decorations in storefront windows. At Toyland (I'm thinking this was at Leonards'. Rhonda, tell me if I'm wrong.) There was a train that circled the room high above the toys. I don't remember if we used to ride it or if it was just for looks.

Pam, I'm sorry DH's mother is in such poor health. I'm not doing well eatingwise the last couple of days either.

Maryann, we have also heard about how having a social connection is important. We believe it, too. Curtis blood pressure is better now that we are mingling with church friends.

Nancy, you are doing well. I couldn't eat that few calories for 4 days. Not any more. I used to, though.

10-03-2010, 01:55 AM
Evenin' chickies! I've had a pretty quiet day. BSF leaders' meeting at 7:15 am then home to "straighten up". My mom came over this afternoon to watch a football game with us, and we have been chillin' ever since. I am not eating well either! What's going on with us? Oh well, tomorrow's another day :)

Nancy, the watermelon fast is eating just watermelon for two days. The last time I did it, I felt pretty yukky near the end of the second day. I need to do just one day this time. Right now it's hard to find good watermelon, though. I'm going to the grocery tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have good luck.

Sandra, I like how Curtis' BP is better now that you are hanging out with friends. That's cool!

Jojo, I asked about Poo sticks. Thanks for the explanation. The mental picture I got of you two playing made me smile. What a happy memory!

Pam, sorry about your trip being delayed. Will there be someone to look in on your MIL while you are gone? I hope she is better soon.

Maryann, sorry about your weigh in. Hang in there!

Hey to the rest ofyou chickies! See ya tomorrow :D

10-03-2010, 03:28 AM
Mark is building an ark as we speak and when I've finished this, I'm going out looking for animals to put in it. I have never seen rain like it. The road drain outside our house is blocked and the road closed. It's still dark here, we've been up for a while but because our house is on a slight rise we are safe at the moment. We are still worried about the basement though. Hey! It can only get better can't it?

Sloanie, the memories I have as a child are so very precious. My mum, because she was widowed when I was 3 weeks old and had to work fulltime, invested time in me rather than money. Her spare time was limited but she always managed to spend quality time with me.

There's no loss of weight for me this week. After everything I ate in Devon on holiday I'm just glad I didn't gain. You know, after people going to the trouble of milking those cows and turning it into clotted cream it seemed churlish to refuse the cream cakes and scones:D

Have a lovely Sunday everyone. We are having roast beef for lunch. Mark loves it. With beef, its a case of wipe it's butt take its horns off and put it on the plate for Mark. I'm not too fond of it myself. So I just have a little meat and a lot of veg. A neighbour's children picked us some blackberries yesterday. Wasn't that a nice thing to do? So we are having blackberry crumble with low fat icecream as a treat for dessert

10-03-2010, 05:37 PM
Blackberry crumble! I want some.....

Hi all, yesterday was frantically busy and this morning we were up early to go have pictures made with DH's daughter and her three children (5,3, and 5 months). Then, breakfast with my family, church for me, followed by a session with Todd who isn't working next week so he worked me in (OVER, actually) today.

We're going to go have fish somewhere for dinner, but now, a nap.

10-03-2010, 10:38 PM
Hi there, Chickies. We've had a good day. We went to church/Sunday school then out to lunch with friends. About 1.5 hours later I was back at church for :tree: play rehearsal. When I got home, Curtis was out back visiting with a friend. Now we're just chillin' in front of ballgames.

JoJo, our blackberries are ripe in the spring. Wish I had some blackberry crumble. I have now been "sugar-free" for 117 days. :encore: However, my weigh in is Wednesday and I'm thinking I've had too many other decadent foods to have a loss. :sorry: I'm going to have to do better the next 30 days. :kickbutt:

Rhonda, sounds like you've had a full day. I am always amazed at how much ya'll do. :lifter::workout:

Sloan, I don't think I could eat watermelon only even for one day. But then I don't seem to have much willpower. I wish you the best of success. Remember to spit out those seeds. :yikes: Would cantaloupe work as well? Just wondering. I don't think I could eat just cantaloupe either. I'm just curious.

Tomorrow is supposed to stay in the 50's. My gf is coming out after lunch for us to do some training. Then tomorrow evening I'm going to my OA meeting. Life is good.

Night night, friends.

10-03-2010, 10:45 PM
Let me know which day you are going to do the Watermelon fast and I'll do the same !!! Just talking about it has made me crave it!!

10-03-2010, 10:53 PM
You ladies impress me.

I came back here to tell ya'll that my gf went to the State Fair today and had the Fried Frito Pie. She said it wasn't really all that good. Now isn't that good to know? Now we don't need to try it. I have actually found that my taste has changed and I'm preferring "better" foods now. My eating habits have changed (for the better) drastically the last few years.

What about ya'll? Have your eating habits changed?

10-04-2010, 04:29 AM
That's funny. I was only saying yesterday that my tastes have changed too. I give myself 1 naughty treat on a Sunday so I had some of that crumble and I felt uncomfortable all day after it.
I've high hopes, for this week, to get back to a 2lb loss.