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11-05-2002, 05:09 PM
Stay at home Mom's #64


Welcome to a thread full of encouragement, support and humor, as we share our lives, restore our health, lose weight and raise a family! Welcome to all newcomers and also to our regulars!! Be sure to go back to SAHM's thread #63 to catch up on what has been happening in everyone's lives.


11-05-2002, 05:11 PM
Just a quick hello. It was great to hear from Jackie, Melissa, Karen and Spryng at the end of the last thread, which had gotten so quiet. It looks as though we are starting a Thanksgiving challenge (5#)- so I hope we get lots friends to join us and lose all those pounds.

Gotta go pick up Dd. See ya later!

11-05-2002, 07:49 PM
Hi All!
I hope everyone is doing well on their thanksgiving challenge! Me? I'm just looking forward to TURKEY!! I can taste it already. :lol:
We've been gone all day. I bought some maternity clothes. That's all I wear already. Can you believe I am showing so much already!? I'm only 7 weeks but have a definite belly! Could there be twins!? ok, that's not funny... :lol: I guess we just show faster with each subsequent pregnancy? I'm not complaining though. I'm loving my new roundness and my maternity shirts really enhances it and I find early pregnancy bellies so adorable. :cloud9:
That about does it for me. Hope to hear from you all soon!

11-06-2002, 11:09 AM

I thought I'd check in to see what's going on, not much going on here, just trying to get ready for the holidays!

I'm always up for a challenge ladies, so count me in! And I guess I get to count my loss from last night, right? OK, I lost 1.8 lbs. so that leaves me with 3.2 to lose by Thanksgiving. But I really want to lose more, I have challenged myself to be in Onederland by New Years! I know it's gonna be tough, but maybe that'll help keep me from all of the holiday eating!?!

Have a good day!


11-06-2002, 11:47 AM
Good morning all!
It's another typical day here. Just picking up the house while the kids are watching Barney. My morning sickness hasn't been unbearable lately. Only hits me when I'm hungry. So I try to eat whenever I think about it. I don't know about weight gain. My scale broke a long time ago so I can't weigh myself. I think I'm going to dig out my MIL's scale (it's digital and all that, she never uses it) and weigh myself on it to see how much I am now. I have a feeling I've gained some since becoming pregnant. I feel like my face is putting on weight. I hate that, don't you? But I'll find out later.
Mel, congrats on your loss!! You are doing so good!! I can't wait to join you all in about 7 months. You are surely an inspiration and I hope you all meet your goals by thanksgiving.
Well, guess I should finish this house before we have to leave. I have an appointment this afternoon and the kids have to go to their aunts because they can't come. Talk to you all soon!

11-06-2002, 12:59 PM
Good morning ladies!!!!!
Great to hear from you, Melissa and Spryng. I had no idea this morning when I booted up if there would be any replies to the thread. It has been so quiet.

Melissa- you are such an inspiration!!!!!
Congrats on keeping on with the weight loss. Don't sweat it if you do not quite make it to "onderland" by Jan 1- at the rate you are going you will be so close............I would hate to see you get down on not making that goal (although it is entirely possible that you will!) and lose your focus. (can you share some of that inspiration with me, please?!) Keep up the good work!

Spryng! I am so glad that you are feeling bad...........sound silly eh? (but by now you have come to expect the unusual from me, I guess). Early on you mentioned that you were not feeling so pg...... and I guess it reminded me of my 3 miscarriages (all early on in the pg) and I remembered when I went from feeling pg to not pg.......then to find out a few days later that it was over. I was just hoping and praying for you that that was not the case.
So!!!!!!!! I am ecstatic to hear that you are feeling very pg and showing. It is such a blessing. But I am glad that you do not feel too bad also (I am not sadistic).

As for me, today has been busy. My dishwasher died (anyone want to come to the funeral?) so I have to keep up with doing them by hand for now. I hope to get to Sears tonite to buy a new one. Just can't imagine holiday cooking.........and all that without one! My eating is still not right. This is a tough time of year for me- and I had a very intense conversation with my mom last nite. (We get along well 99% of the time, this was about issues with my Ds~ and my dad's bday is coming up soon- he would have been turning 78 next week, so this time of year is a bit painful for all of us). To make a long story short, my Ds is still fighting with my father- blaming him for all sorts of stuff (kind of tough to argue with someone who has been dead for almost 18 years!!!!!!!! but somehow she continues.) And it tears up my Dm that Ds cannot forgive or just plain get over his personal shortcomings. Kind of bugs me too that Ds is being such a pain about it all. And, with my Dm missing him still- it would sure be nice if Ds could just grow up on this score and at least be a source of comfort instead of agitation. Now that I have blabbed all that out.............

I had better get off this thing and go get my workout in. Just do not feel like going for a walk today, so I will break out the Leslie Sansone tape.

Have a great day!

11-07-2002, 09:44 AM
Good Day, All!

Well ladies, thanks for keeping the thread going & thanks Ginny for opening up a new thread. You beat me to it! I honestly thought of opening up a new one, but thankfully you did! Ginny: I'm definitely in on the Thanksgiving challenge! I've been forcing the fruit down my throat for breakfast. I will get used to it & love it, but I'm having withdrawl symptoms for a bowl of LIFE cereal & milk right now! I'm back to having veggie wraps for lunch & trying to keep my servings of protein & carbs separate. I have to keep reminding myself that I lost 16# this way in less than 3 mos. Unfortunately, the weight found me again! I have some incentive built up though. Want to hear it? If not, I'm going to tell you all anyways!
While I was cleaning out my dd's dresser drawers, I came across a picture that was taken a few years back at one of my dd's field trips that I went on. I was in the picture & said to my dd, I hate this picture of me-look how big I look in it! DD then replied:Mom, you actually look better in this picture than right now! Kids say it the way it is, don't they? So...this is my incentive plan, to look better than that picture of myself! Well Ginny, I hope that you got your workout in. I'm sorry to hear that your ds is still holding a grudge against your DD after being gone for 18 years already! Spryng: I'm watching a live birth on Good Morning America as I'm typing this right now! It's all coming back to me now! As for yourself: I'm glad that you're feeling better & feeling PG'd. It sounds as though you are going thru the same symptoms as I went thru with my dd. Unfortunately-I ended up gaining over 40# with her & I'm still trying to lose it! So...my advice to you: try to make healthy choices on what you're putting in your mouth. It will be better for you & for the baby/babies. ;) Go & find your MIL's scale & start weighing yourself to keep it under control. I hope that you enjoyed cleaning your new home.
Want to come over & clean mine next? :lol: I hope that your check up goes well for you. Mel: Congrats on your loss for this week & for your over-all loss. You are awesome! So...you're getting ready for the holidays? I bet you're one of these people that have just about all their presents bought & wrapped already. Am I right? I still have a long........ way to go before I'm finished! :eek: Well, I must get going. Have a great day everyone & happy weightloss challenge, everyone!

11-07-2002, 11:04 PM
Just a quick check in, I was on the computer checking out dishwashers.......... Never got out to get one the other nite, and in the interim I have checked out Consumer Reports for a good one and done some online pricing. Dh could care less what I get, as long as it is quiet. All the quiet ones (according to Consumer Reports) are around $500. So I guess there goes my idea of getting a less expensive one. I am tired of Dh bellyaching about the noise of the dishwasher (the electrical one,not his wife!)

Jackie, glad that you checked in.......I always knew that you were a bit fruity! (hehehehe) Hope that your new eating plan is going well and that you are getting workouts in.

My eyelids are getting droopy, guess it is beddy time! Hope to see ya tomorrow! Have a great nite.

11-08-2002, 05:10 AM

I'm not going to stay long, as it's 3:00 a.m. I couldn't sleep, so I decided to check my e-mail & see if anyone posted here. Ginny: I'm just going to answer one reply to you: We have a Whirlpool called the "quiet partner" 980 series. We've had it for several years, and it's rather quiet. We have open concept, which means the kitchen & family room are open to one another & we really are not bothered by the "quiet partner". It makes somewhat of a noise, but not bad. Most of the noise is probably due to loading it wrong with the pots & pans & you can here them clanging together. (This happens when I overload the washer.) If you have a friend that's a builder/contractor, they can get a great price on them through a builders warehouse. Well, I'm too sleepy to type much more. I just wanted to help you out before
you went out & bought one. Well, I'm off to dreamland again. :yawn:

11-08-2002, 03:08 PM
Hi Everyone!

Sorry It took me so long to get back to everyone! DH has been working at home and has thrown my computer time into a tailspin!! :eek:

I havent exercised the rest of the week I know I know.. My endo kicked in and I have been sitting with a waterbottle on my back. It is on my spine and nerves and it causes my left leg to go numb! :hot: I have a new course of therapy.. so hopefully this will be the last month like this! I HOPE!

MEL - You are so awesome! And my inspiration with the weight loss!! You go girl!

Ginny - I wish my dishwasher would break! :) Mine is on now and is SOOOO LOUD! DH promised me that we could replace it in about a year.... but still!! Hopeyou find one soon!

Jackie - 16 pounds in 3 months! You go! how are the walks going??

I weigh in tomorrow. The good thing about endo is that I dont want to eat at all... so I have been eating lots of salads and lentil soup! So hopefully I will have a reduced weight to report! I am going to go back to my scale's weight as the day after the gyno appt I showed 195.... :)

Talk to you soon! :)

11-08-2002, 11:12 PM
Good evening!!!!!
This has been a quiet nite.......Dd went out to dinner with her soccer team and Dh and Ds went to a Nets game (basketball). Someone from work gave Dh the tickets ($95 each!). So Dd and I (the 6 year old) went out- got dinner at BK (her choice, not mine) and she picked out her "picture dress" (school pictures this week). Nice as I did not have to cook, and actually got to control the remote this evening!!!!!!

Karen- sorry that you are not feeling good. I do hope that your new course of therapy works out for you. Big hug and feel better soon!

Jackie- you mind reader...........my now deceased dishwasher is a Whirlpool and after reading Consumer Reports (they still have the best reliability rating) I bought another one. Knowing what a pest Dh is about the noise factor forced me to go for the "Quiet Partner" 1200 series. It was basically the lowest priced dishwasher that CR tested that had a very good soundproofing. Unless I wanted to spend $1,500 for a Bosch......... At any rate, it will be delivered on Monday. And I am sick of doing dishes by hand. I hope that this one runs as well as it predecessor which lasted 15 years.

Other than that, a busy but uneventful day. I have not walked in 3 days.......but tomorrow it is supposed to be almost 60 degrees and we are planning a day of yard work. So I hope to burn some calories that way.

Hope that everyone has a great weekend!!

11-09-2002, 11:32 AM
Hi Everyone!!

I have good news to report!! :)

Today is weigh in! Drumrolll...........

I am down 2.5 pounds!! :) WOO HOO!!! I guess the salads and lentil soup work! :) So I am half way to the November goal in weight loss! Today I am starting to feel better.. so I might try a few minutes on the Treadmill. At least my leg isnt numb! :):):)

Ginny - I am so glad you found a dishwasher! I was with out one for about a week when we first moved in here because it leaked, and I hear you about washing dishes by hand! Not fun!! I need to get out and do some gardening this weekend too! Let burn those calories!

How is everyone else???

Hugs to all!

11-11-2002, 01:33 AM
Hi Ladies, may I join you? I am a SAHM, but I work 1 day a week and have my own little business that occupies my time a night or two a week (just enough to keep my sanity). I LOVE being home with my dd. She is almost 18 months. I recently lost a pregnancy - it was my 4th mc total - not fun. Funny thing is that I've gained more weight after the loss than during the pg! About a year ago I started dieting and exercising and lost about 20 lbs by the summer...now it has slowly crept back. Sooo, I am back at the drawing board at the same weight I was a year ago.

Today I kept track of my WW pts and I only went over a little. But I'm sure that is much better than I have been doing lately. I have been so out of control. My goal is to lose 10 lbs by Jan. I think that's reasonable. At that time we'll start ttc again, but I refuse to do that at this weight.

Well, I look forward to getting to know you ladies!


11-11-2002, 11:31 AM
Hello Ladies,

Welcome Beki, Sorry to hear of your lost pg. and I wish you much luck in reaching your goal weight. This is a great place for support, you won't find a better bunch of people anywhere!

Ginny, glad to hear that you found a new dish washer, I hope it works well for you!

Hi Jackie, I hope you finally got some rest! How are you?

Karen, sorry to hear that your endo. is bothering you again and I hope your new treatment takes care of it! Congrats on you great scale victory!

My life is still in high gear, Ds just had a birthday and we ended up with a house full of 12 & 13 yo boys, but they were well behaved and the party and sleep over went great! Now I'm getting ready for a business trip with Dh, but I'm not to thrilled about going though! I just feel so out of place with all of the upper management and we'll be staying at a country club for time we're there. I'm just a ol' country girl and I don't like playing dress up cause I'm affraid I'll do or say something to make a fool of myself! Anyone have any tips or helpful hints?

Well, I better get some work done!

Hope everyone is well!
Have a wonderful day!!!

11-11-2002, 12:37 PM
Welcome Beki!!

I am a SAHM of 2 little ones too! Although mine are a bit older than yours. 6 and 4. I own a business that I work out of my home so that I can stay at home too! :)

I am sorry about your loss. I had a MC before my first child was born and I remember gaining weight with that too. Depression can do it to me every time!

You will love this group! :) Lots of support here!

MEL - You will do fine! dont you worry! but I am with you on the country girl not wanting to play dress up. I used to work for a large company that had a yearly awards banquet in Montery, CA in a fancy hotel on the coast. I had to wear velvet dresses and rub elbows with the upper management too. One year I even got an award. I was so nervous that I almost fell on my face going up there!

Ginny - Is that dishwasher in yet??? Hope so!! :)

Jackie - did you get some rest?

As for me, I have had a busy weekend! Shopping, cleaning house and now I have to get ready for a "Tech day" my DH is hosting here on saturday for the car club! sigh.. home made lasagna!

I have started on my hormonal patches this weekend.. and Man are they giving me a headache already.. but the endo pain was gone the first day!! I am going to call the doctor today to see how long I should wait before the headaches are gone...

Eating was not great this weekend. DH brough home Krisy Kremes last night. I had 2. but they are out of the house now...

Anyway.. hope all are well. I am on the treadmill this afternoon! talk to you all soon!!

11-11-2002, 04:12 PM
Good Afternoon ladies!!
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I didn't get the email alert letting me know you gals have been posting! Don't you hate it when that happens??
Ginny I know how you feel about dishwashers. I am currently without one right now too. There wasn't anywhere to put it in our new kitchen but come february we are redoing our kitchen (to a much larger, nicer version) and will get a dishwasher then. SO we are handwashing until then... and I hate everysecond of it :( So enjoy your new one!!
Glad to hear everyone is doing good on their diets! I think Mel is really motivating everyone here!
Welcome Beki! I am Spryng. I am currently not dieting because I found out a few weeks ago I am expecting my 3rd child... and I am so sorry to hear about your loss. But I still lurk around here and these great ladies put up with me :lol: I hope to hear more from you and get to know you better! :)
As for me... I'm doing good. I hit 8 wks today. Woo-hoo! I feel like I am finally getting somewhere!! I see my midwife this wednesday and I am really excited about that, plus I'll find out how much I've gained since becoming pregos. Hopefully not much. But with the morning sickness I eat what seems like constantly to keep it under control, so I am hoping I'm not gaining like crazy. It doesn't feel like I am. I wish I had a scale. My MIL can't find hers so I can't weigh over there either. :(
Well, I need to get some things done while I have the energy to do it right now so I'll chat with you all later!! Bye! And have a great day all!!

11-12-2002, 12:52 AM
Thank you ladies for the warm welcome. Please forgive me, but it will take me a little while to get everyone straight!

Spryng, congrats on your pregnancy! You must be so excited. How old are your other children?

Karen, I'm glad to hear that the patches are helping with the endo pain. Hopefully the headaches will subside soon. Hormonal fluxuations can really cause sone doosies. After this last mc I had a headache for about 2 weeks - I guess from the hormonal changes of removing the pregnancy and my milk wasn't dried up from bf'ing my daughter (which, btw, I never thought I'd have milk this long after weaning!). I'm sure my hormones were a mess!

Mel, I'm sure you'll do fine with the big wigs. Just put on a smile and have fun!

Ginny, dishwasher update???

Today wasn't too hot for me. I did well until supper. Today is my day to work, so when I got home I was tired and hungry (and weak) so we went for Chinese. I tried to just load my plate with veggies, but those egg rolls and crab rangoons were calling my name, along with the sesame chicken...get my drift. I didn't get so full that I was about to pop and I passed up dessert, so it wasn't a total pig fest. I did manage to get a workout in tonight, so I should sleep well with a little less guilt. My plan as of now it to get up in the morning and go for a walk before my massage. Yes, I am going for my first massage tomorrow. Dh bought it for me for my birthday back in May and I am finally getting around to using it. I'm sure it will be heavenly!


11-12-2002, 08:59 AM
quick response I havent given up just not much online time yet (10 hours a month freebie) my scale is wayyyy off since I moved tells me my 5 yr old son weighs 95 pounds and I weigh 331 according to it.. When I get a chance I will check on yall you guys doing great and CONGRATS to you spryng .. My friend is due anyday so I baby sit her in case water breaks.. I check for PNs daily so just thought you want to know take care and see ya soon I hope

11-12-2002, 11:47 AM
Good morning!!!!!!!!!
Just a quick hello~ as I have mega housework to do. The clan was home yesterday from school......so the house was trashed big time. The dishwasher arrived yesterday, and Dh will install it tonite, he seems to think that it will be easy to do, as the new DW is the much younger cousin of the old one..... I am so sick of dishes!!! I have been getting my walks in.. bit by bit. And there is a slow improvement in my eating, but I really need to get in gear. I brought out some old sweaters that looked great on me last year and this year make me look like a cow. (MOO MOO)
Gotta get that weight off..........again.

Beki- so glad that you joined us!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like you will fit right in with the insanity here. I just love the ladies here and am sure that you will come to love them and their supportiveness too.
Sorry about your mc's. I have had a total of 4-, with 3 of them within one year. (what an awful year that was!). But feel free to "unload" on me if you need to chat about it. Enjoy that massage.

Spryng- hang in there with that morning sickness. I know what a bummer it is. But it does go away!!!!

Karen- good for you, you loser!!!!!!!! Are you feeling better, I hope?

Mel- did you survive the birthday party?????? ( I am due for one of them in a few weeks... talk about stress! but fun!).

Shelia-glad that you could check in!!!

I gotta scoot! Today is my day to help out at Dd's school. Sorry to be so short with my responses.
Hope your day is going well.

11-12-2002, 12:16 PM
Good morning all!
Well almost a good morning. I am sick, sick, sick this morning. Trying to eat small meals isn't working today, my stomach is really upset. Ugh. I know, I know, I complain when I am not sick that I worry about the baby and when I am sick I complain! But today is really getting me down!
Beki, my dd will be 3 next month and my ds will be 2 next month (they are 11 months apart) They are now at the ages where they are much easier to care for. My dd is potty trained and my ds is good at letting me know when he is dirty. I figure I'll potty train him come spring when it warms up. I have a feeling he'll be pretty easy like his big sister.
Glad to hear your dishwasher is in Ginny and that you are getting your walks in. Now that we live in a nice neighborhood I have thought about getting some walks in too but it's been freezing lately!! And I hate to bundle up. But I know I should do some sort of exercise.
Well, I think I'm going to lay down on the couch while the kids are watching their cartoons. Maybe I'll feel better in a little bit. Have a great day all!

11-14-2002, 01:14 AM
Good evening ladies~

I'm still here, just busy getting ready for our trip tomorrow. I'm still very nervous and now maybe even more so, cause the one person I know can't go now. I found out a couple of days ago that Dh won't be with me Thursday night, until after dinner. He's flying in after a meeting here at his shop, so I'll be all alone in a strange land (kind of like Alice)! Y'all please think happy thoughts for me, Please!

Ginny, yes I survived the b-day party but I did have pizza and a slice of cake.

I was very surprised and happy at weigh in this week, when I registered a 2.2 lb. loss!!! Yeah!!! Which brings my Nov. total to 4 lbs. so I think I'll make our challenge and that leaves me with 15.8 lbs. to lose for my New Years mini goal. My total lost since 6/11/02 is now at 58.6 lbs!!! I've cleaned out my closet and am slowly buying a few thing, but don't want to spend much cause it seems like a waste knowing I won't wear it for long.

Beki, I really think that you'll are gonna like it here, sounds like you've got a lot in common with some of these sweet ladies. Enjoy your massage, I'm so jealous of you :D have fun!

Spryng, I hope your morning sickness passes quickly, believe me, I remember it vividly. I hope you can rest and maybe it will pass before you know it. Take care!

Sheila, glad to hear from you, and we hope you can soon visit more often!

Well, I leave in the morning, so I better get finished packing! I'll be back in a few days, take care!


11-14-2002, 10:48 AM
Mel! You are such an inspiration! Congrats on the loss! :):):) I will be thinking about you this weekend! Hope all goes well! You will be fine! I just know it.

Spryng - I do hope you are feeling better! Morning sickness is not fun! I remember! take care and dont overdo!

Ginny- how is the new dishwasher? I know you have to be thrilled!

Beki - How was that massage?? OH! I could use one about now!

As for me, well.. eating has ben pretty good but exercise is non existant. remember that new theraphy I was talking about? I now have migraines and high BP from the hormones. So we stopped those all together. It looks like I might be facing surgery after all. Sigh....

Today is my weekly house cleaning day. I have almost 4.5 hours to myself because I dont have to drive to school today! So I will hopefully be getting a lot done and have some time to take a walk! :)

Talk to you all soon!

11-14-2002, 02:24 PM
Good morning all!
Congrats mel on another great loss! You are doing so great!
Well my first midwife appointment was yesterday and let me tell you I think I am in love!! She is what I have always wanted in a doctor! Plus remember me telling you all that I am already showing at 8 weeks (I started popping out at 7 weeks) and feeling movement? Well when she measured my uterus it's measuring at 12 weeks along!! SO we are going to have an ultrasound in three weeks to confirm my due date and make sure there is only ONE baby in there :lol: I'm very excited. I'm really hoping I'm further along then what I thought. That would be nice.
Well, I have to get off here and get some stuff done while my morning sickness is sleeping! I'm worthless when it wakes up lol!!
Talk to you ladies later.

11-15-2002, 01:54 AM
Hello Ladies!

Mel, a big congrats on the weight loss -- that's teriffic! Have fun on your trip, Alice.

Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about your health problems. Too bad about the surgery. When do you think it'll be?

Spryng, WOW. Measuring 12 weeks??? How sure are you on your dates? Hmm, there may be more than 1 in there, which could explain the strong ms. Isn't it nice to gae a great Dr? Glad you found one you like.

Ginny, get that house cleaned? That's a never ending battle for me. It's amazing that it can be spotless one second and then totally trashed the next. And living in a small house with a husband, kid, dog and cat don't help any. If it isn't the kitty litter all over the floor it's dog hair, or mud, or smeared yogurt! (sounds like a zoo, doesn't it?)

Well, my massage was wonderful. I have to make it a point to do that again, but full body next time. The 30 min massage was only upper, but that was enough. Afterward since Lily was taken care of for the afternoon I did some shopping, though I would have loved to go home and nap. I was so relaxed. I guess that's why it took me so long in Target.

My eating has been pretty crappy, but exercise has been good. I've been keeping up with my weight routine and tonight I did the 45 min tape of Walking Away the Pounds. Tonight I had a party that had great food - sweedish meatballs, fried chicken nuggets (the real thing) and finger sandwiches. I didn't have any dessert, which was a good thing. Hopefully the walking will help burn some of that off:) Tomorrow is a new day with a new opportunity to do great!


11-15-2002, 07:22 AM
HELLO!! I am a SAHM of 3 girls,7,3 and 1yr.I work during the summer.We own a soft ice cream business and run a concession stand at a beach.Not a very good business for those who like junk(GUILTY) anyway,the summer is over and I started going to W.W. in Sept.did lose 10 lbsI weigh in this morning and I don't think I going back after today.$12.00 a week is pissing me off and I know if I find the support here I can do it.I am really hoping to meet some friends here.Gotta Go before the kids wake up.Stacy

11-15-2002, 09:54 AM
Hello Everyone!

I'm sorry that I haven't posted much in the past week or so. I've been SO busy! Or should I say: "SEW BUSY!" On Monday and way.... into the wee hours of Tuesday I was working on a Pioneer dress for my dd. Their school had a field trip to Thee Olde School house on Tuesday. It was an all day field trip & I decided to join them for the entire day of reinactment. Both Monday & Tuesday was well worth the extra time, as I'm also a history buff myself!
Beki & Stacy: Welcome to our thread! We have a great group of gals here, so I'm sure you both will enjoy our company. A lot of us are following the WW plan too! Sheila: It's great to see you posting again too! Anytime you have the chance to pop in, please do so. I enjoy hearing from you! And as always: It's always great to see Spryng, Ginny, Melissa & Karen posting. I'm sorry if I have missed anyone else. I'm just taking the names from this most recent thread. I don't have too much to address you all, so.... I'll just sum my life up in a nutshell! I've been doing so,so on the 5# Thanksgiving challenge. I've been falling behind on my water, no direct exercise, but have been trying to at least "watch" what I've been putting in my mouth.:tape: Well-DH needs his laptop, so I'll close for now. I'll try & visit more later, okay? TTFN!

11-15-2002, 11:42 PM
Good evening all! And welcome Stacy! I think you'll find both the friendship and support you are looking for here and the best part is its FREE!! There are several who are on WW and they do it from home and get support here so hopefully it will work for you too. But I look forward to hearing more from you and getting to know you better. By the way, I'm Spryng. Mother of 2 (2 and 11 months and 1 and 11 months) and one on the way! SO obviously I'm not currently dieting but I've been here for so long now that I tend to lurk about and the ladies put up with me. Hope you can too! :lol:
OK, so my day was STRESSFUL. I was really sick all day yesterday to the point of not moving around at all because it would aggitate it and I thought going to bed would help but I was waken all night by nasea. Yuck. Today though started out better. I woke up feeling fine then we went to my MIL (most of you know how we get along) and while there we had a huge fight. Things were said and feelings were hurt and things got out of hand, but in the end it got settled with many tears flowing and hugs and such. It needed to happen and I'm glad now that it did but it was very hard on me. I hate being so upset. So now I'm exhausted and I'm calling it a night. See you all tomorrow!

11-16-2002, 06:13 PM
Good afternoon!!!!!
Sorry that I have not been able to post........just been so busy!!!!
Ds had a basketball game this afternoon.........they lost but it was a close game and he played well.
Welcome Stacy!!!! I agree, the WW fees seem a bit much after a while.....and when I am in diet mode, I can do just fine with the support I get from these ladies. Hope to get to know you better.

Jackie- gee the more I get to know you the more I find out that we have a ton in common. My instant messenger screen name is about sewing (my secret passion, actually I have plans to break out the machine tonite!!!!!!) and I too am a history buff. Took youngest Dd to a Civil war reenactment late this summer, and to one of the local "living museums" here- a house built just prior to the Revolutionary War, that General Washington visited. And the book I am attempting to read (with my limited time) is a real Civil War diary. So now that I have bored you to tears!!!!!
Hang in there with the 5# challenge, ok?
Spryng- I hope that you are feeling better!!!!!!! Does your morning sickness usually go away in the 2nd trimester? Glad that you have been to the midwife and love her. What a comfort to have confidence in your medical professional!

Beki- Keep up that walking !!! Oh, that massage sounds soooo nice!!!!!!

Melissa- relax!!! I hope that your trip goes well. (but you are probably gone by now).

Hey- is anyone getting emails that there has been a reply to the thread? Not me anymore- and it is so easy to use if I have limited time on the computer.

Where is everyone having Thanksgiving???? Ours is here......and true to form, Dh is actively (as I type) demolishing a bathroom- down to the studs!!!! ( he did this last year too- except that this year it is the main bath- the one that guests would use!!!!!!)
Aw, his timing is kooky, but he is a "keeper" and I am truly blessed to have him for a husband.

Gotta go..........it is getting awful noisy up there...............
Have a great nite!

11-17-2002, 03:44 PM
Good afternoon!
Gee where is everyone????? The demolition continues here.....and the dust is a flying! I must add that last year when Dh demolished the bath he did it in two stages......the first 2 days before Thanksgiving (which was here with inlaws!) and the second stage 2 days before Christmas. Aw, the bath came out great~ he is very creative and really does a professional looking job. But I guess that I will be living with the vacuum tomorrow, as the house is so dusty and messy.

I slept last nite. A lot. I crashed just after dinner- and basically spent the nite in bed from about 7pm to 7 am. This past week has been so kooky, a lot has happened and I worked a lot. Plus I got a little stomach bug (nothing awful) so I guess I just needed the rest. It is rare that I take any time off these days.....

I did get a 35 minute walk in this am, rain and all. It felt good.
I guess with the way that I am feeling now, I will probably have soup for dinner (I'll cook dinner for the gang, however) and call it quits there. So, my eating is ok today.........guess it took a stomach bug to get me into shape! I am definately on for the Thanksgiving challenge...........I looked at myself while getting ready for church today and realized that I am as heavy as I ever was........bummer..........but I do want to get it off and look a bit better for Christmas.

Ok, enough rambling. I have to go finish cleaning up from lunch and then off to Walmart. ( I was planning to go Friday, but Dh's car broke down on the Thruway and we had to go pick him up from the repair shop by his work).

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!!

11-17-2002, 03:54 PM
Good afternoon all!
Sounds like your house is in an uproar Ginny! But at least when it is all over with you will have a beautiful bathroom to show for it. I can't wait to get started on our house this next year. Hopefully, too, that extra sleep did you some good. I know I can sure use some. I am so tired but at the same time I'm wide-awake. Does that make any sense? The kids are down for their naps right now and instead of me stealing a nap I'm fixing to take a shower and get dressed to go to my DH's cousins house for dinner tonight. So I'll be beyond tired when we get home tonight. But it's always fun there. her husband is an over the road truck driver and we don't get to see him much so when he's in town and we go visit it's always a blast. He's the funniest man I know. :)
Well anyway, I hope everyone is having a great day and I am routing for all to make their 5 # challenge by thanksgiving!!!! Keep up the hard work all!

11-18-2002, 12:47 AM
I can't figure this out.......but I woke up unable to get back to sleep. And the silly thing is that I am getting tired sitting here at the keyboard. Aw, nobody ever said that I was normal.

Spryng- oh, can I ever identify with the being tired and not able to sleep syndrome! That was basically me for all of my youngest Dd's pregnancy. I found out the hard way that there is nothing on TV in the middle of the night. My sleep with her was so fragmented......... I hope that you had a great time at Dh's cousin's. It is so much fun to visit with someone like that who is live entertainment all by themselves! And I hope that you get some sleep........rest is important for you now! Take care of yourself.

I think I am going to try to get some sleep. Nighty nite!

11-18-2002, 08:40 PM
Nobody's been here and we are getting over 2 pages.......so I am going to start the next thread. See ya there!!!!!