Simply Filling/Core - Weekly Chat: Monday May 9- Sunday May 15

05-09-2011, 05:23 PM
New Pages :carrot:

All is well with me, and I hope the same is true for each of you!

05-09-2011, 06:38 PM
hey ladies hope your all well? well done on the losses and if you didnt lose keep positive and give it your all this week :D

Im doing ok got exams starting next week im abit nervous but il be worse next week lol I lost 2.5lbs last week im a lb off being back in the 150's xxx

05-09-2011, 07:07 PM
Hi ladies. We're home from Houston. We got home early Sunday morning and spent part of Mother's Day with 2 of our grands. They brought me a beautiful hydrangea that I'm going to plant in the front tomorrow. Then we picked blackberries and I have made a cobbler. I made it using granular Splenda and Curtis has raved all afternoon. The girls will like it if I do say so myself.

Vickie, I am thinking of you and Jim. I hope all goes well.

Congratulations to those who have losses.

I apologize for not responding to everyone. I would like to tell you that reading your posts about mourning and loved ones have really touched my heart. Wish we could all get together for group hugs.

05-09-2011, 10:37 PM
Welcome back, Sandra. Do you have some bragging to do? ;)

Ems, good luck and congrats on being close to the 150's. I'm going there this year too!

VIckie, let us hear as soon as you know something. :hug:

Today has thrown me off my 10 days of eating only nutritionally dense foods, but I'll be back on track tomorrow. There's nothing like caring for 3 small children in someone else's house to undermine your best intentions :lol:

beach bum
05-10-2011, 10:56 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Having another windy day they are expected to go up to 40 -50 MPH the ferries are delaying or canceling they scheduled trips to the Islands. Guess its going to cancel my trip to the beach for my daily walking.Have to use my bike instead.

Hope every one had a wonderful mother's day. It was quite for me so I pretended it was an ordinary Sunday I read the paper and watch the golf game. I did go out with my friend Catherine to Friendly for brunch and when we went inside a carnation was given out to all the woman customers along with a free ice cream cone coupon. When we were about 1/2 way though our waitress told us that a man with this family paid our bill. We told her to thank him and than when it was our turn to leave the waitress told us where he was sitting but, we had no idea who he was.

RHONDA-Thanks for the new pages,Oh do I know the feeling about over eating that what I did this Sunday and now I paying for it on the scale.

EMA-Congrats on your weight loss,wish I would be 150 that my new goal I have 18 more pounds to lose. Now that Mothers day is over I don't have any excuse not to get there.

SANDRA-Glad you had a safe trip home ,and had a wonderful mothers day. My was quite so I treated it as an ordinary Sunday.

Have a great day

05-10-2011, 08:47 PM
Hey y'all. Sorry about not being here much. Sounds like your hangin' in there. I've only lost one pound since I was last here. I'm trying but obviously not hard enough.

Nancy, we cleaned out my dad's stuff pretty soon after he died. It was hard, but in the long run, I'm glad we got it over with. I'm thinking of you and praying for you, lots.

Sandra, I liked your story about your Tennessee ancestors. Funny, I don't even know where Boliver is. I have an ancestor who was a member of the "hole in the wall" gang (connected with butch Cassidy and the sundance kid), and in the same family line is a circuit riding preacher!

Hey to the rest of you chicks!

05-10-2011, 10:14 PM
Oh, Sloan's message reminded me of this. My mother told me that when she was a child her mother used to hide members of the Dalton Gang in her basement when they were running from the law. It seems that my mother and her siblings were friends with children of some members of the Dalton Gang. (They were right up there with the Jesse James Gang, in case you haven't heard of them.)

On more day down of child care. I managed to get back on track with eating except for the bowl of ice cream I just ate! :drool: I also went to the gym again; good for stress relief.

05-10-2011, 11:10 PM
Hi, Ladies. I have been working in the yard most of the day and am pooped. Well, actually too pooped to pop.

Rhonda, we were at a family reunion in Houston. My only bragging is that I am still sugar-free. Does that count? :lol: I hear ya on needing carbs when babysitting. You'll be back on track. Your body may even drop some weight after having a little "shake up" with your eating.

Maryann, there's nothing wrong with low key. Sounds like you had a good day.

Ems, 150's? I am green with envy.

Just finished watching BL. Loved it!! Two weeks till the finale. Those folks look amazing.

05-11-2011, 04:40 AM
Tejas Is Mark ever impressed about the Daltons! He is a big fan of American history. He has told me all about the Daltons. On the down side, he is also a BIG fan of country music... I've suffered girls, I've sufferd. To me it is just a plink plonk noise.

Well done Ems

Welcome back Sloanie

05-11-2011, 09:00 AM
Good Morning Chicks!

One Doctor appointment down. Jim has degenerative disc disease and scoliosis from aging. He has to go for PT for 4-6 weeks. The Doctor thinks the pain in his back is from a strain, bad posture, poor Core muscles. Made me think of Rhonda and how much she is helping herself.

Next week is the Cardiologist.

I think I'm the same though I didn't weigh in at JC or WW last week. It's hot here and our air went out over night. Guy should be here at 11:00.

You all are doing so well. It's wonderful to be able to come here and read what's going on with my friends and have it be normal even though my life is in a bit a tizzy at the moment.

Nancy, I am still thinking of you often. Do what feels right to you and don't listen to anyone else. We all grieve at our own paces.

05-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Good morning chickie-doodles. It's going to be hot today, 90 degrees. Gotta love KY. Been so cool here and then bammmm, it's too hot. Go from furnace to air conditioner. I refuse to turn it on just yet.

My daughter passed her state boards yesterday and is officially a hair stylist. Both our husbands are gone right now, so I took her to dinner. Mine is at his parents, and hers is in GA, due to tornadoes. He works for DirectV.

When my dad died, I donated his clothes right away, along with his medical supplies. Kept his wheelchair, which has been used by my neighbor, daughter, etc. We all handle it differently. Not sure what I would do if my husband passed. Would be a completely different situation. Nancy, do what feels right for you.

Maryann, did you get your gutter fixed? I like how you try to do some type of exercise daily. I really need to start doing something. Been at this weight since last February and still need to lose around 15 lbs.

Rhonda, I've heard of the Dalton Gang. Must be where you get your fiesty-ness (is that a word, lol).

Sandra, we used to have family reunions all the time, but all my elders have passed. My 2 sisters and I talk about having one, but it never happens. Everyone is so scattered these days.

jojo, another pound this week? You are doing great.

ems, congrats on 2.5. You are doing awesome.

hey sloanie. One pound is one gone but I know what you mean. Same here.

05-11-2011, 11:07 AM
Hi, Sloan! I somehow missed your post yesterday. Guess I was really pooped. It's good to have you back. Bolivar is about 25 miles south of Jackson, TN and is close to Mercer.

I flung a few arrows this morning. The wind is high and humid, so I didn't shoot very many. A high school girl is coming this afternoon to help me pick blackberres if we're not having thunderboomers. I made a sf blackberry cobbler Monday. Curtis wants another one.

beach bum
05-11-2011, 11:42 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Another rainy day and my walking tour director called to say no walking today again, so I missed 4 weeks out of 6 week. Three raining on Wed. and the other time in NY for Easter. I thought is was April showers for May flowers not May for June.

SLOANIE-One lbs is good,especially if you can keep it off. I think I having problems with carbs again. Eating to many of the wrong kind.Now on another board that I post to they are talking about gluten free products to relieve some bloating symptoms. Being a Nurse would you think trying gluten free products would stop the bloating and than lose some pounds.What do you think???

SANDRA-Thanks Its just I missed my family especially when must of my friends went out to there children's house. This rain is helping either.

PAM-I got my gutter fixed the handy man came over the very next day. Didn't charge me either,to my surprise. Going to try some WATP"S tapes this afternoon its a walking tape that has lots of marking and side steps along with knee raises and kicks. Now that my doctor told me to exercise every day and walking is out of the question with the rainy days we're having I must keep going somehow.

Have great day

05-11-2011, 11:43 AM
OOOH, blackberry cobbler! I want it :hungry:

So, Mark likes C&W. Send him over here and we'll go line dancing at Gilley's in Ft. Worth. Then we'll have chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy and Sandra's cobbler. We'll send him back full as a tick and worn out! I'm glad to hear that he knows of the Dalton Gang. They got overshadowed in the romantic view of the West by the James Gang.

Vikie, I hope Jim goes to PT. My trainer (68 years old) and I joke all the time about doing all we can to avoid the wheelchair phase of life!

Pam, "chickidoodles"? Love it.

DH is back from taking the boys to school and grocery shopping. Time to bathe the baby and go to the gym for cardio.

05-11-2011, 11:48 AM
Good morning ladies. Its cold and dreary here in the North East. I wish spring would get here and stay. As I was with DD at the bus stop this morning, I could see my breath. Not a good thing for May. I'm starting to think we'll be having a cool summer -- not that I don't mind not having high heat, but I would like some warmth! :)

I did my wi yesterday - stayed the same. I have been doing things 1/2 way - I do need to drop at least the 5 pounds I gained. Ugh.....does anyone have any magic pills that I could take and lose overnight??? I did mix up my workout yesterday. I've been running for 15-20 minutes, doing 20 minutes of treadmill on a high incline (love the feel of the back of my legs doing that). Then yesterday I tried the stairmaster machine -- not a fan. Ended up doing my buddy elliptical for 20 minutes. Not a bad hour - I then did my upper body weights. I may actually try jogging around the block one of these nights - its about a mile. I should be OK doing that without looking like a fool.

I hope everyone is OK from the flooding - what we are seeing around the Mississippi River is horible. I hope no one is affected.

Sandra - I got some wonderful blackberries yesterday at the market. We won't have ones to pick around here unil August. Such a long way off. Enjoy what your getting now!

Hope everyone has a good day!

05-11-2011, 03:15 PM
JoJo, bring Mark and come on. Or as they say, "Ya'll come!!" We might do some boot scootin' at Gilley's.

Rhonda, sounds like you and Doyle are enjoying the grands. Take some naps.

Paula, when we lived in Montana, we'd travel over to friends in Oregon late summer and would pick huge blackberries. You'd think Texas blackberries would be huge, but they aren't. Guess we don't get enough rain. Hmmmmmm....wonder if rain is why I'm so plump? :lol:

It's looking like rain but I may venture out to fling more arrows in a bit. I'll be berry-picking @ 3:30 with Alexis (high school girl). I'm sore from weeding yesterday. I wonder if she is, too. (I am much much more out of shape than she, so she's prob not sore.)

Gotta run. Catch ya later.

05-11-2011, 07:27 PM
Maryann, the gluten free diet might help. Gluten and wheat do cause bloating problems in some people. It's definitely worth a try.

It's nice to talk to you chicks. Thanks for all the hello's. I'm painting tonight, so gtg. ttfn

05-12-2011, 04:04 AM
Vickie: I had scoliosis following a back injury. It was blinking painful!

Pam: Big congratulations to your daughter. I wish she lived near here, Mark has very thick hair and it grows like a weed

Rhonda, Sandra: Mark would love that, all except the line dancing. All his life, his ambition is to visit the Grand Ol Oprey (sp?) Mine, conversely, is to avoid it.

Paula: Same here in the UK no blackberries until late August at the earliest. We pick them when we take the dog for a walk.

Maryann: I hope someoneís hidden that ladder from you

Well ladies, Iím dreading WI on Sunday morning. As you know a very good friend died suddenly last week. The funeral is early next week. He is being buried in the family vault in a country churchyard attached to a very old Norman church. Mark and I went there yesterday and cleared the weeds from around it, hand clipped the grass then ran a hand mower over it and also cleaned the bird poo off it. We ate a whole packet of Oreos while we were doing it. But thatís not the worst. On the way home we stopped at a McDonaldís drive-through and got a big burger and fries. Deary deary me!

05-12-2011, 04:58 AM
Good Morning Chicks! I'm up in the middle of the night. Can't sleep.

Jim has agreed to go to PT. I don't know if he'll go all 6 weeks but he has visits scheduled for 3 weeks. The order says 4-6. That's as far as their calendar went out. I'm going to call in a week to see if I can make more. I'm the chief appointment maker and calendar controller here.

05-12-2011, 11:21 AM
Wow, Jojo, Oreos and McDonald's! What is there left to do :lol:

Last night I told DH that one night it was ice cream, the next it was orange juice and vodka, but tonight I'm just pouring vodka on the ice cream ;) (I didn't really do that.)

Today we are taking the brats (oops, GKs) to our house for a few days. We're relieved of duty on Saturday night.

Vickie, I wish you good luck with Jim. This is going to be difficult, to say the least.

05-12-2011, 11:26 AM

thanks jojo, my daughter is pretty excited. Haven't had an oreo in ages, and the only McD's I will eat is the egg mcmuffin. Oh yeah, they have pretty good coffee too, lol.

Have errands to run and trying to get a little more cleaning done. Hubby said he might come home tomorrow.

Hope everyone is having a great week.

beach bum
05-12-2011, 12:11 PM
Good Morning Ladies:)

The rain stopped but the wind is still around. Very cloudy this morning. Don't have any where to go so I staying put until the afternoon when I have choir practice.

Had to get a new garage can,since the one I had cover blew off and is some where in the woods.The winds up here are horrible,have to tie everything down or it blows away.

SLOAN-Oh I didn't know the Whole wheat causes bloating. Have so many whole wheat products maybe I should stop using them??? At one time I thought I was allergic to wheat when I was on the SBD switching over from White to whole wheat but I never pursued that with the doctor.

JOJO-Don't worry I'm going to be safe not climbing on any ladders.

Have go go and start my dinner,Have a great day

05-12-2011, 01:29 PM
Rhonda, sounds like you could use some Busporine (sp?). I take 1/3 tablet when I take it. That takes the edge off the world for me.

JoJo, you prob earned enough points for the Mickey D's. Well, maybe/maybe not. Into each life a little junk food must fall every now and then. That's my motto.

Pam, I have never been a coffee drinker. I like to smell it, though.

Maryann, we have high winds here, too. We keep large bricks in the bottom of our can. So far so good even through the tornado.

05-12-2011, 05:49 PM
Maryann, what's for dinner. I might make spaghetti squash.

Sandra, I need 2 cups of coffee each morning.

I stopped at the clinic to pick up my blood work. I am a little concerned. I take Lipitor and Niaspan. A few things n the CMP is not good. Mostly to do with my liver functions.

05-12-2011, 05:55 PM
thanks ladies :D i lost half a lb tonight i didnt get into the 150's im so close next week il have it lol

hope your all well and you have a lovely weekend xxx

05-12-2011, 06:40 PM
Pam, are you all right?

Ems, you'll make it next week. Wow! Look how well you've already done!

05-12-2011, 07:07 PM
wtg ems. You will make it next week. I hover at 160/159 and it hasn't budged in forever.

Sandra, I feel fine. My sis, the nurse, waiting for her to call, she is working. I see my cardio on Wed, next week. It might not be anything but what I've been finding onliine, it all has to do with my liver function.

05-12-2011, 07:23 PM
thanks sandra hope your well?

Pam hopefully i will get it next week i only have 6 lbs to go for my birthday goal woohoo xxx

05-13-2011, 01:41 AM
Pam..keep us posted about the blood test results.
I only like Egg McMuffin at Mc Donald's also.

After a rough few weeks of not sleeping or eating much & feeling very
hopeless I have had 2 days that were much better. I went and picked up my youngest from college today and he is home & I am thrilled. My sweet dog Skipper has not left my side since march but she is torn about who's bed to sleep beside tonight. She is going back & forth .

I have made a schedule that I hope will help me get some order to my days . Doing paperwork(like estate stuff & bills ) that I dread early to get it over with. Then yard work & shower and then on to the things I want to do that are on my list ..I am going to try to walk with friends around 6 or 7. Then read & do fun things at night like photos.

Thanks everyone for letting me be down when I am down . I know I can always be real here. I don't post on facebook much because I don't really want to share my grief with everyone but you guys are like my cyber-sisters!!!

05-13-2011, 09:43 AM
Morning chickies.

Nancy, is your son home for the summer? Sounds like you are keeping yourself pretty busy. Don't forget to take some time for Nancy. I use facebook to play games. I am amazed at some of the things people post about their lives. I try to keep it neutral.

I think we may be getting rain later today. I think I'll try to do my walking tape, since I'm not having much luck getting on the treadmill. Would someone please tell me why I'm being so lazy about exercising?

05-13-2011, 10:57 AM
Aww, Nancy, your post brought tears to my eyes. I'm proud to be your cyber sister. We all hold you in our hearts. :hug: :grouphug:

beach bum
05-13-2011, 11:02 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Sun is out and it looks like the winds subsided,so out to the beach to get my walking done. Going to a late movies to see Thor,its suppose to be a an exciting movie with a lots of action. The rest of the weekend hopefully if the weather permits we will be doing out door activities.Just heard the news we are going to have a nice day today and should do some kind of outdoor activity as we are go to have rain starting Sat night until next Wed. Isn't it April showers not May showers.

Yesterday at choir practice we heard that we will be going to join the Men's Gregorian Chant Choir for Ascension Thursday. Have to start practicing my Latin.

SANDRA-that's a great idea,never thought of that. Going to try and find a big rock to do the same. The winds up here are hurricane force all the time.

PAM-I had spaghetti, meatballs & veggies yesterday today I'm having flounder with brown rice and veggies.Pam my triglyceride were up and I'm concerned about that. My sister told me when having a blood test I shouldn't go out to eat,especially at fast food places. Hope your numbers go down I used to take Lipitor but now I'm on Leschol,as the first didn't work for me. Of course the cholesterol has to do with the liver,my doc told me that my liver is not taking the fat out of my blood so I have to take Leschol for my cholesterol and Tricor for the triglycerides.

NANCY-Glad that your son is home with you and your walking with your friends.Take one day at a time,and keep busy is my advice,and when ever you need to talk just post and if you feel you need privacy PM one of us because we are your cyber sisters.

Have a great day

05-13-2011, 02:08 PM
Nancy, :hug:

05-14-2011, 03:21 AM
First day in a very long time that felt like a "good day".
My son is home :) Grandson is over for the night :) we went fishing :)
and my meeting with clerk of court went much better than expected :) It looks like I won't have to do probate through the court at all. Just changing some titles at DMV to my name only.

05-14-2011, 04:01 AM
Pam..keep us posted about the blood test results.
I only like Egg McMuffin at Mc Donald's also.

After a rough few weeks of not sleeping or eating much & feeling very
hopeless I have had 2 days that were much better. I went and picked up my youngest from college today and he is home & I am thrilled. My sweet dog Skipper has not left my side since march but she is torn about who's bed to sleep beside tonight. She is going back & forth .

I have made a schedule that I hope will help me get some order to my days . Doing paperwork(like estate stuff & bills ) that I dread early to get it over with. Then yard work & shower and then on to the things I want to do that are on my list ..I am going to try to walk with friends around 6 or 7. Then read & do fun things at night like photos.

Thanks everyone for letting me be down when I am down . I know I can always be real here. I don't post on facebook much because I don't really want to share my grief with everyone but you guys are like my cyber-sisters!!!

I was the same Nancy. Only a few hours of sleep and living on sandwiches. We had dreadful problems with Beth's dog too. She lost weight, got depressed, wouldn't come out of Beth's room etc. At the end of this month, it will be a year since Beth said goodbye until we meet up again. It has been a difficult year to say the least. Yes the tears still come now and again and yes there are still good days and bad days. But the good days last longer and the bad are much shorter. As well as tears there is laughter again as we remember happy times. We're getting there and so will you. God Bless

05-14-2011, 09:14 AM
Nancy, I can't imagine how hard it must be for you. I lost my fiance back in 1982 and I was in pain for a long, LONG time. I do not even want to know how hard it must be to lose your husband of so many years. I'm happy that your son is home with you for a visit. I hope it will help renew your spirit and give you strength as you form your new life.

05-14-2011, 11:08 AM
Family, fishing, and no court probate...great!

As for the rest, Jojo and Vickie have said it well. I did not feel fully human for 3 years after my husband died. Just be as good to yourself and your loved ones as it is possible to be :hug:

beach bum
05-14-2011, 01:47 PM
Hi Ladies:)

In a little while I'm going to Eli's restaurant to meet my friend Rita.Hope that my 3 lb at today's W-I won't disappear after eating out again. Tomorrow I will be with my BF Alice.We have a gorgeous day the sun is shining and the temps are in the high 50's.Good walking day.

I went to the movies with my friend Mary yesterday and saw Thor. The father & king played by Anthony Hopkins one of my favorite old time actors.I didn't like the ending ,but found out that there's going to a sequel,so I not upset anymore. My friend like Fast Five better.

Have to go, see you guy tomorrow

05-15-2011, 12:03 AM
We survived! The GKs are at home with their parents and we are at our home, barely moving :lol:

The parents brought us some Jamaican rum cake, 400 calories worth. I might eat it all tonight :drool:

05-15-2011, 11:37 AM
Rum cake sounds good. Now get some rest, too.

I made a smaller blackberry cobbler yesterday. It somehow disappeared before dark. I counted my points but didn't worry about Curtis's. I'm making another larger one for him to take to men's meeting tomorrow.

I have nursery duty at church this morning then a baby shower afterwards. I'm packed with Diet Cokes and a couple of bananas for me since there will be so many desserts at the shower. I don't know if I'll eat the nanners, but I will definitely have the Diet Cokes.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

beach bum
05-15-2011, 04:37 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Went down to the beach to get some walking done,but than the big black thick clouds started to roll in. Was suppose to see my friend down at the beach,but for some reason she was there.Now I'm going to read the local paper and see what the candidate for selectmen have to say as Election Day is on Tuesday.

In two weeks my building will be filled with the other 2 families and I'm going to have short meeting to review what we tend to plan for our house this year.

RHONDA-Glad you had a good time with GK,but now it time to relax and take it easy.Children take a lot out of your if you're not used to it.Rum Cake,don't think I ever tasted one before.

SANDRA-Have a great time at the baby shower. Hope you able to take some dessert even if it was just a bite.

Have a great Sunday afternoon what left of it.

05-15-2011, 08:45 PM
Maryann, I lucked out. They had fresh strawerries, blackberries, watermelon,cantaloup, and grapes as well as sugar sweets. (I got full and satisfied on the fruit.) I brought Curtis a piece of cake home.