Simply Filling/Core - Weekly Chat: Monday June 20- Sunday June 26

06-20-2011, 10:57 AM
starting new thread

06-20-2011, 11:07 AM
morning chickies. The sun is shining and looks like a beautiful day is in store.

Sandra, :congrat::cheer:. What an amazing weekend you had. You rock!!! My girls didn't call my husband until later in the day and he was moping around. Hope Curtis got his call.

Rhonda, 104??? Wheww, that is hot and glad you did not break down with a carload.

Maryann, hope you have a wonderful week with your sis. I know I do when my younger sis visits. Check in if possible, but otherwise, just have fun.

Vickie, we have been eating out more than normal too. Been helping my daughter with their shop (painting, etc) and haven't cooked at all. We made a long trip to Knoxville(2.5 hrs) to pick up a mirror she found on Craiglist and then did some shopping. We got home after 1 a.m., but we had fun and found lots of great things for her salon.

My daughter is in Kansas City for the week. She won state championship (2 yrs in a row) for nails and is competing at the national level. She ended up in 5th last year. I'm sure my grandsons will be over a lot, looking for food, lol. They live just across the road from us on our farm.

Have a great week.

06-20-2011, 12:04 PM
Good Morning Chicks! I'm off to JC but it's not going to be a good weigh in.

Found out my middle Sister, 9 years older than me, had two strokes yesterday and is in a hospital in Bloomington, IL. I spoke to her and she doesn't seem worse but these are her 2nd and 3rd strokes that we know of. Testing today and for the next few days.

Hope you are all well. Sometimes life is tough. Gotta go talk to the oldest Sister about the flowers we sent.

Light and love.

06-20-2011, 01:16 PM
Pam, congratulations to your daughter. She must be exceptionally talented. That's amazing going to nationals. Tell her I said congratulations. Curtis didn't get his call. He hasn't mentioned it. Neither have I. I am going to send his daughter a note, though. She needs to be more considerate.

Vickie, I am so sad about your sister. I hope she's able to recover completely. I love you and am thinking of you.

06-20-2011, 06:50 PM
Vickie, I'm sorry about your sister. I hope that she has a speedy recovery and no recurrences.

Sandra, of course you won. What else?! But, better by 200 points must be exceptionally good. I'm sorry about Curtis not getting his call. 3 of DH's 4 called; we didn't expect anything from the 4th one, who is estranged.

I met with the physical therapist this morning who was very encouraging about my knee. A few weeks of rehab and I'll be back at the weights she thinks.

06-20-2011, 10:18 PM
Rhonda, I'm glad you'll be back to lifting weights soon. Tell Doyle I said, "Happy Birthday!" Thank you for the compliment. I'm still on cloud 9.

06-20-2011, 10:23 PM
Funny story: Friday John Magera (2004 Olympic Archer) and I were visiting during the tournament. I had introduced him to our 2 young cousins earlier (ages 8 & 9). Anyway, John was giving me some pointers when the 2 young angels walked up to him with their grandmother's cellphone. In a sweet little voice one of them said, "Mr. John, would you take our picture?"

John got really tickled. The boys had their picture taken with him. I need to get off here now and e John and thank tell him how cute he looked "working" with those youngsters. Can you imagine the memories that built for those boys?

06-20-2011, 10:43 PM
that is so sweet Sandra. You look good up on that cloud. I would be too, if I were you.

Rhonda, good news on your knee. Now, follow your dr.s orders and take it easy.

Vickie, I am so sorry to hear that about your sis. Hope there is no permanent damage. My dad suffered a stroke and was never the same.

06-21-2011, 01:38 PM
Another 2lbs off on Sunday, so I am well pleased. Mark got through a second Father's Day and it wasn't as painful as last year.
Sorry I've not been around too much... no excuse at all... Mia Culpa
I can't get a ticker to register only 14lbs at a time

06-21-2011, 03:10 PM
:woohoo: JoJo. How much weight have you released now? You're doing great, girl!!

Pam, I tried to post a photo of the awards ceremony, but I couldn't get it done.

I made what I call "A Country Lunch" today. Ham/pinto beans, cornbread, oven-roasted potatoes (used to make fries), fresh radish, sliced onion, and pickled beets. My tummy is happy.
I never did e John. I will go do that now.

06-21-2011, 06:55 PM
This photo was taken with a friend's IPAD during the awards ceremony at the National Senior Games.

06-22-2011, 04:37 AM
Sorry to not have been around for ages. How are you all? We are both fine which is more than can be said about the weather. Since the middle of May we have had nothing but high winds, or at best, blustery days. Not to mention, sun, rain and hail often in the same day. Last week it we so humid indoors that we put the fans on. That night, it was so cold, we put the heating on… crazy or what?
We had a case review on my mum recently. The dementia has progressed at an alarming rate (tell us something we don’t know) and, there is no more can be done for her except basic care. She is still refusing any help from staff and somedays has 3 inco pads on and nothing else. I had a long chat with her, and so far she is accepting help. Though how long it lasts is open to debate. Ironically, she is the head nurse who wrote, back in the 60’s, the procedure book on coping with confused, aggressive patients without resorting to sedating.

Houses are still not moving over here, and unlikely to given the present economic climate. We are nearly finished with the decorating so will sit pretty until things pick up. Its hard though, there are so many memories of our daughter
I’m losing weight steadily. 2lbs a week. I have a long, long way to go but its not a race so I just take it one stone (14lbs) at a time. I've lost 3 stones in all, put a bit back on and then lost it.

06-22-2011, 07:30 AM
sorry to hear about your sister vickie i hope she is ok.

Well done on the loss jojo

Hope your all ok xx

06-22-2011, 10:43 AM
morning chicks. I'm tired today. Had a long day yesterday and I will be out of kilter today, for sure.

My husband had to visit ER yesterday morning, due to kidney stone. This rinky dink place in town they call a hospital, just gave him pain meds and sent him on his way. No scan, nothing. Got home, the pain started really bad again, so off we go to the bigger hospital an hour away. We sit in the ER waiting room for a couple hours. His pain has subsided, so he decides to just leave and go home. We get back in the car, and a block away, the pain starts, so back to ER. They did cat scan and he has a stone that has 50% chance of passing. Have to see Urologist today and maybe surgery to remove on Thursday. We got home around 1 a.m. He had a bad night, vomiting, etc. Not sure if the stone or the pain meds are causing this.

Hope everyone is okay. I'm too tired to think straight this morning. Need my coffee.

06-22-2011, 03:31 PM
Forgot to say: Sorry to hear about your sister about your Vickie How is she now?

Pam Small comfort I know, but when I trained as a nurse we were told that kidney stones, gallstones and childbirth were the 3 worst pains you could ever had. When I had an attack of gallstone pain, my husband thought I was having a coronary!
Is your husband still a bit sicky? He must be exhausted. The pain would have put him into shock, not to mention the treatment in the first hospital. I'm surprised they didn't give him a tea strainer and told him to call them when he passed it. Marcus Welby was never like this
Tell him, from one stone sufferer to another, I said Hi.

06-22-2011, 04:26 PM
Hi ladies! Its been a busy week. School is now done! DD is happy and I'm thrilled to not have much on our calendar in the coming weeks.

Vickie, so sorry about your sister. I hope she is recovering now.

I had a good week - lost 2 pounds on my first week back. I'm happy with that. It was easy to keep on top of -- except for Saturday. We had a party at our house for dd's class. A lot of fun and a busy day. I did not track anything after breakfast. I did get right back on track on Sunday. Next week summer camp starts and we need to get into the summer routine. I don't have a schedule vacation until the end of August, which is OK with me. I look forward to my 2 weeks.

Have a good day! Its gloomy and raining here :(

06-23-2011, 01:12 AM
thanks jojo, will pass it on to him. Actually, it's midnight and we just got home. The urologist sent him to hospital after seeing him. He had 2 stones, one in kidney and the other in urethra. They blasted the one in kidney and pulled other one. Then they put in a stent, due to inflammation, to be removed in 7-10 days. We arrived at hospital at 2 pm and they did surgery at 8 pm. What a long day. I'm exhausted.

beach bum
06-23-2011, 10:00 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

My sister left this morning and now things can back to normal. Had a wonderful birthday with my sister invited my BF Alice to join us but her shingles are really bothering her,and than my other BF Rita just got back from NY so it was me & my sister. We took a trip back to memory lane which was fun,and back to reality to Woods Hole and saw all the oceanographic stuff and then went to then aquarium,before we had lunch at Captain Kidds. My DD sent me an unusual flower arrangement from they were in a shape of a birthday cake.What will they think of next.

PAM-Had a wonderful time with my sister,sorry for not being on the computer as my sister was using periodically to contract here real estate office.

VICKIE-Oh I'm so sorry to hear about your sister having 2 strokes. Hope she ok by the time I'm posting.

JOJO-Congrats on the 2 lbs lost I but i found them and more with all the eating out I did with my sister. My body is not used to restaurant foods.Going to W-I on Sat don't want to know now what damage I did to my ticker.

PAULA-Congrats to you for losing 2 lbs that's great. Schools is out for my g children.My older twin GK graduated from elementary school yesterday. Makes me feel old remembering them when they were so little.

Have a great day

06-23-2011, 05:25 PM
I just lost a wonderfully worded, lengthy post. Such is life! I apoloize for this post's being shorter.

Maryann, did I miss your birthday? I am so sorry. It sounds like you had a wonderful one spent with your sister. That makes me smile. I am very happy for you. Sometimes I wish I had a sister. I'm not sure the world could handle someone else sort of like me, though.

Pam, I'm glad you got your dh some help. Sounds like you are both exhausted.

JoJo, I hope your home sells as quickly as you'd like. Congrats on losing 3 stone!!!!

Ems, are you enjoying your summer? My guess is "YES!!!"

Paula, seems like just the other day dd was beginning Kindergarten. What grade will she be in now?

Vickie and Rhonda, I hope you're both doing well.

Vickie, I am praying for your sister, and, Rhonda, I am hoping PT is working out well for you. I know you're anxious to get back to exercising.

Got to go before I lose this again. Already had 2 mishaps postng here today. However, Life is Good!!

06-23-2011, 05:43 PM

I'm in Toronto for a visit until Monday. Trying not to eat too much, and doing my physio exercises.

Pam, so sorry about your DH! ouch.

Jojo, congrats on the loss

Maryann :hb:

Sandra: cute picture!!

06-23-2011, 09:01 PM
Sandra, it does seem like just yesterday she was in kindergarten. She just finished 2nd -- heading into 3rd grade and a new school. We have lower elementary schools that are k-2 then upper elementaries that are 3-5. These are new schools (maybe 10 years old) and so much nicer than the 50 year old one she was in. Lots of changes!

06-23-2011, 11:26 PM
Rhonda, I was wondering where you were. Have fun!!

Paula, our youngest grand will be in 3rd. Same breakdowns as your school. My father was principal when K-2 was built. I guess that was about 50 years ago. :yikes:

06-24-2011, 06:03 AM
hey girls hope your all well im off to london this weekend. I put on half lb werent happy as i worked my butt off this week must be muscle cus i know iv bee good :D

sandra imnot enjoying it all it is doing here is raining its really depressing :(

beach bum
06-24-2011, 10:24 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Going to sprinkle all day,guess I have to take my umbrella to the PB Club.
All is quite and I glad that I'm going out for the day even if we get wet.

Changed the water and added plant food to my roses but I have not idea how to water my cake arrangement flowers. I called the florist and they told me to sprinkle the flowers. I don't have a sprinkler,any other suggestions?????

SANDRA-That's oK,we had a wonderful time and this morning I miss her being here with me.Instead of a sister you have a wonderful cousin called Rhonda I don't have close cousins at all,as I never hear from them. Mys sister and are a dead opposites,which makes it fun to get her ideas on things and have serious discussions.

RHONDA-Thanks for the birthday wishes.Have a great time in Toronto,I gained when my sister was here we hit every restaurant in town,but TG I now have lost 5 lbs and I'm almost back to my weight that on my ticker.

EMS-You'll lost that 1/2 lbs it just probably water.

Have to go,and get my nephew a birthday card,before having to catch the bus to The PB Club.

Have a great day

06-24-2011, 03:32 PM
Ems, I'd trade you some 100+* temps for a little rain. I think Rhonda got rain the other day, but we didn't. Our water bill is going to be horrendous; however, the exercise I'm getting from dragging water hoses is wonderful.

Maryann, you're right. I have Rhonda. I'm a lucky Chickie for sure!

06-24-2011, 08:32 PM
I have been busy trying to get the house repairs done that need to be done before the house is sold. Sometimes I get overwhelmed but mostly I am
getting help and getting one thing at a time done. A guy from our church
is coming Monday to see if the church handyman ministry can help with some things.

Went back up to the farm today for the first time to bring back a canoe that I didn't want to get stolen. The grass that Robin kept cut around the pond is
getting high.

I think I should sell the land because going up there is no fun without Robin.
Today the kids did some target shooting but the place will get grown up without some work.

Really unsure about whether I need a townhouse or small house after I sell this place. A townhouse would mean no yard work , but a small house would
allow space for backyard retreat with a hammock, maybe a goldfish pond, and a yard for a dog. Some yardwork would probably be good for me .
When I was single before I met Robin the house & yard care for the house I was in was not overwhelming . Grass to mow, flowers if i wanted some , mulch occasionally.

I have been eating junk and I can feel it in my body. I need to do strict
core or south beach.. Wonder what the difference is ?? Fruit is one difference I think. I don't even care if I lose weight this summer, I just want to feel
better. I plan to lose this fall when it is just me eating at the house.

06-24-2011, 10:11 PM
Nancy, I hope your church can help you. You're wise to just focus on eating healthily.

06-25-2011, 09:50 AM

Still eating my way through Toronto. There are such fantastic restaurants here. I"m making good choices and walking a lot, but I'll pay for this fun!

My friend is having a yard sale, it's likely to rain (which feels good to me!), and I'm off to see more friends today. Tiring, but fun.

Nancy, :hug:

06-25-2011, 10:23 AM
Rhonda, tiring but fun is good. Living in the boonies, here in KY, I take advantage, when we vacation, to enjoy the great restaurants.

Nancy, not eating junk so much as not eating healthy, if that makes sense. Been on the lazy side, as far as cooking goes.

Maryann, sorry we missed your birthday. Glad you had a great time with your sis.

Sandra, when is your next competition?

My daughter placed 4th in nationals competition. She is sad and happy. I think she should be very proud.

I think my granddaughter is coming to visit today. I get to see my newest grandson. Happy about that. I know he is getting really big.

Have a great weekend.

beach bum
06-25-2011, 11:09 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Going to be a quite day listening to Elvis channel for the day,on my Sirius Radio,until the golf game comes on. Looks like it going to pour in a few minutes,even thought I have to make a trip to Walmart. I can always wear my slick if it get too bad out.

Had a great time with my friend Rita at the PB Club. Learned that treys a lake under the ice in the Antarctica. They found a life form down there and sent a robot down but haven't found a way to retrieve it. They say by the next 5 years they will be able to know if their finding was accurate with Nasa's help.

GAINED 2 lbs this week,now I have to get busy and start planning again.

Just wanted to let you know what i up to Have to go,have a great day

06-25-2011, 12:15 PM
Pam, your daughter should be very proud to be ranked 4th in the nation. That's quite a feat. Tell her I said, "Congratulations!" I've been lazy with the cooking, too. What's with us?

Rhonda, enjoy your trip. Tired & fun sound good to me, too.

Maryann, I don't understand what you're saying about the archaelogical find. Could you tell us again?

Water folks are working on the waterline out by the road so I'm not watering this morning. I need to get outside. I'm going stir-crazy.

beach bum
06-25-2011, 02:55 PM
SANDRA-Sorry I didn't explain it better before. A group of scientist went down to the Antarctic to explore and found that underneath this ice was a mysterious lake that they call Lake Vastok. The scientist than brought the robot down by tube piping to see how deep & wide this river was,and they discovered that it come from the heat of the core of the earth that melted the ice for over 1 million years. but it was going to be impossible to retrieve the robot for more information, They are now working with NASA to get some more information on this Lake Vastok.

06-25-2011, 04:39 PM
Thank you, Maryann, for explaining this to me. It sounds like a SYFY movie, doesn't it? This old world is an amazing place full of wonderful mysteries--and complications.

06-26-2011, 12:56 PM
Good Morning Chicks! I just wanted to stop by and say hello. My eating is so so...not great. Thanks for all the prayers and good wishes for my Sister. She is in the new facility and is having intensive PT. Fingers crossed.

beach bum
06-26-2011, 04:21 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Got up late as I didn't sleep well last night.Nothing new,except I that I have to wait for my friend Mary to let me know if I'll be joining her at the movies this afternoon.If not I will be going out with my friend Alice over to the beach to do some walking along with sitting on the bench watching the waves roll in.

Both didn't happen as I'm so tired,just feel like hanging. I might take a nap once I'm off the board.

SANDRA-Love seeing those videos here at the PB Club. There very interesting.The get the information from the history channel.

VICKIE-Hope all is well with your sister and the pt that she going through. Hope your eating improves once you hear your sister is fine.

Have a great day

06-27-2011, 04:29 AM
New pages up and running. Love your new photo Maryann