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 #69 to catch up on what has been happening in everyone's lives.
03-05-2003, 01:10 PM
This is going to be short- I am still feeling a bit off and just wanted to go online for a short while.
Melissa- congrats on getting such a head start on the baby's room! I know it seems to be so far off.....but August will be here before you know it- and back to school shopping and all that stuff, so it is good that you are prepared a bit early. Now you can RELAX!!!!!!! (please:) ).
I did stay home today- between Dd being so sick and me not feeling all that well it was the right thing to do. I just wish that I had the energy to do some more around the house. I am so droopy. Dd still has a fever.......100.6 but she seems to be picking up a bit. I got to my WI this morning......would not have gone if it were not that a friend was going with me for the first time. She has the same situation as me- this is the only meeting that is during the day and we do not have to leave our families at meal time for. So- I am glad that she joined me- we can inspire each other!
Ok, don't get too excited......I lost 1.4#. I am happy- TOM is a day or so away......and I did snitch some chocolate yesterday.
The meeting was long but good- she asked each of us to pick one of the 8 steps to weight loss (from WW week one) - the step that is giving us the hardest time and focusing on that. For me it is avoiding the sweets and fats. (go figure!) And then how to come up with a coping strategy to take care of that weak point.
Sorry that I am not my usual Tiggerific self......
Have a great day.
03-06-2003, 09:56 AM
Good morning all!
Ginny sorry that you are still not feeling like yourself. But you will get better soon!! Congrats on the loss! That is so greta. Slow and steady wins the race. And you are definitely a loser here! lol
Mel, I know what you mean about wanting to get all the baby's things in order. I have practically nothing! I have the crib and that is it. And it's still in the shed. I'm starting to feel anxious. We need to start buying so much. Dresser, car seat, stroller, tub, new changing pad for our changing table, clothes clothes and more clothes. All I have is one outfit so far. How sad is that? But I've been waiting for it to warm up to start shopping. Well tomorrow it will be in the mid 60's here and saturday almost 70! I am so excited. I think spring may be here after all. Maybe I'll hit some yard sales saturday. That would be fun.
Well, I didn't get my appointment yesterday. The office called and said she had an emergency and I needed to rechedule. So it's for this coming up wednesday. I was a little bummed by that news. I always look forward to my midwife appointments. It gets me out of the house and time alone with my DH. Then a book I ordered came in yesterday and it was not what I was expecting. So that added to my disapointment of the day. Like I mentioned before I was really battling hormoned lately and all this didn't help. BUT...
My DH took me out to dinner last night and while we were there the funniest thing happened. My DH and all of us were eating and the kids were being great and then DH dropped some food on his shirt and he was trying to get the spot off with his napkin when the manager came up and asked if he need this (holding up a BIB) and my DH looked confused because the kids were having no problems keeping the food off of them and then he realized the bib was for him! His face was priceless!! It was so funny. The manager started laughing hard and so did I and then my DH gave in and laughed too. It was so funny. well, maybe you had to be there. :) But it made my day and I lightened up after that. I also bought me a 1000 piece puzzle to put together. That was nice too. I got all the edges and a few inside pieces done last night and it was really a stress reliever. I needed that. I guess I've been really stressed lately and not known it. But I feel great today. It's warming up outside which makes me smile. And I'm in a great mood. Lets hope it stays this way!
Well, now that I wrote a novel, I'll get off here. Hope everyone has a great OP day!!
03-06-2003, 12:19 PM
Actually it is afternoon now. Duh.
Spryng- I love that bib story with Dh! How funny! How did the kids react? Good for you on starting a new puzzle. Dh and I used to do them, and yes they are so relaxing.....rather addicting at times too! Enjoy it and the relaxation that it gives you.
As far as baby stuff goes, you still have lots of time- and I think it is a good idea to wait until warmer weather sets in. Just think- you were just a hoppin' decorating 2 rooms and installing a new kitchen in record time. Go easy on yourself and take a much needed break!!!!!! Sorry about the cancelled appointment- maybe you needed the time to slow down a bit.
As for me.....it is snowing again!!!!! So all 3 kiddies are home. Dd is babysitting next door, Ds is making sketches in his room and Dd is waiting to play in the white stuff. She still looks droopy- seems tired, but had a normal temp this am. It will be interesting what 3 pm brings, when she has spiked to 102 all week. According to the Dr's office, this is going around and takes 5 or sometimes more days to go away. So she will stay home tomorrow also.
Guess I had better get out there in the white stuff. Hope that everyone is ok out there. See ya later!
03-06-2003, 12:36 PM
ok, can someone help me post a picture? the picture is 9.40 kb and everytime I try to post it it won't let me. Says the file is too big but it's not because it says it exceeds 51,000 and it's only 9000. Can anyone help?
03-06-2003, 03:27 PM
I'd love to help.......but have never posted a picture before. Misti/Michele (remember her?) has if you have her email maybe you can try asking her.
Lots of luck!!!!!
03-06-2003, 08:44 PM
hehe I'm still here Ginny! Yep this is Misty Michele :P aww I still check in on you guys every week and read your posts. I do love you all dearly ya know. And I'm so tickled about Spryng and Mel's pregancies. Got alittle bit of baby fever myself :o ... but we are still engrossed in the remodeling of our home. Sooo another child is still on the back burner. Spryng I'd be glad to help ya hun. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Just email the photo to me if you like and I can post it for you.
Oh I'll apologize too for only lurking around here. I do want to post more but it seems everytime I sit down to read i have a million other things going on... like now lol today was my younest' birthday she's 2! So I still have loads of things to clean up.
I'm off to clean and get in the bed soon I hope.
03-07-2003, 10:29 AM
Michele!!!!!! Gee it is great to hear from you!!! I remembered that you had briefly posted your picture on this web site (remember last year when we were guessing what each other looked like?).
So I assumed that you had the brains to figure out what alll this posting a picture was all about. Thanks for offering your help.
We miss you!!! (but, see, we don't forget you!) Happy B day to your 2 year old! What a great ,but messy age. I know that you get busy with Dh's business and just life in general. Stop in and say hello when you can!!!! (you must think I am totally nuts by now for all the times I post by myself and answer myself).
Well today was back to school. The roads are still a bit challenging, and my morning run took a few minutes longer than the normal. I can't say that; I was happy to get back.......I kind of enjoyed my 2 days off. I still have Dd home, last night the fever finally showed signs of retreating- she only went up to 100.4 or so (as opposed to 102). She still looks droopy and does not eat all that much, but is acting a bit more normal. I 'm still draggy too......and after I get off line I might lay down for a wee bit.
My eating has been ok- I've been within points for each day. Excercise is out of the question, I just do not have the spunk for it. (although I did shovel a lot of snow yesterday, guess that counts for something, eh?)
Enough blabbering. Have a great day!
03-07-2003, 01:06 PM
Good afternoon all!
Misty!! Oh, I have missed you!! I know you are busy but boy do I wish you would post more often, even if you aren't dieting. You were a great friend to me. I gave up on the picture posting. I decided that if you guys want to see what I look like and a belly pic then email me at email@example.com and I'll email you the pictures. I know how to do that lol.
How is everyone's day going? It's absolutely beautiful here today!! It's already in the mid 50's and climbing. The kids are playing outside and enjoying it like crazy, and I enjoy the quietness of the house. SO today I plan on cleaning some and then relaxing. I'm tired already. I didn't sleep too well last night. But I plan on getting a nap in today, that's for sure.
Well, I got to go. Talk to you all later!
03-08-2003, 09:16 AM
Just a quick hello- I was walking past the 'puter to get some cat food.......and well, just had to say hello.
Dh is now sick too- the same thing that the rest of us have had. And he is a bit upset as he got sick on the weekend.....and could not take advantage of the snow day to get better as I did. I hope that he feels better soon. Dd has broken out into an awful cough- which as I understand is the back end of this nasty virus.
Gonna be an interesting weekend.
Spryng- great that you got some relaxation time! You were starting to sound so stressed- and were so busy. Hope that you got a great nites rest, some housework done (just to make you feel as though you accomplished something) and most importantly a few minutes to yourself. Considering that you just moved, became pregnant, and redid your house........that is a lot to handle!!!!! You are doing great! I would love to see what you look like....belly and all!!!
Michelle- we miss you!!!
Jackie- dittos!!!!!!!!!!Hope that you are feeling better.......last we heard you had some sickies and were under the weather too.
I know I am missing others.....both Karens......brain dead me. Please forgive me.
I had better go get in the shower.
Have a great weekend!
03-08-2003, 01:57 PM
Happy Saturday, Everyone!
Ah....I finally have a day where I don't have to rush out the door so early in the morning! Matter of factly-I'm still in my jammies! :o
Oh well, I deserve it-don't I? My brain isn't functioning too well without a shower, so bare with me. Ginny: I hope that everyone is over that lousy bug in your house by now! I'm managing to get over mine & am feeling tons better. Now back to you: Congrats on the weightloss & I'm so proud of you for attending another WW meeting. You're getting me motivated, girl! I'm going to stop posting for now due to me noticing that Spryng has posted pictures? I will be back to edit, okay? I'm back! I guess I'll have to wait 'til Spryng e-mails me the pictures. Please hurry, okay? :lol: (I have a very short attention span.) Spryng: Glad that you are feeling better. And for your weather goes: 50+ degrees outside, how nice! We are stuck in the middle of a snowfall right now. The stuff looks pretty & all, but I'm actually starting to get spring fever. I shouldn't complain though because we hardly got any snow this winter. Another nice thing is that it will keep my dh inside this weekend. (That can be good or bad!) I will try & keep him busy with a few inside projects. 1.) Installing a new light in the laundry room 2.) Hanging some pictures 3.) Going through some old clothes in the master bedroom closet I'm sure I'll hear enough NASCAR engines on speedvision this weekend also! Misty: It's great to hear from you again! Come stop by for a visit more often! Uh oh! DH just got home & wants some lunch. I'll try & stop in later to finish posting.
03-08-2003, 06:53 PM
Just me again!!!!
Sorry for stopping in again, but I was going past the 'puter, and thought I would stop in and see what was new.
Jackie- great to hear from you! How long did it take to chase the bug out of your house? Golly, I think it really likes it here- moved in for keeps! I am glad that you did not have to run out this morning and could hang out for a while. Sounds like you needed a break!! How is FIL doing? Are you still busy with caring for him?
I hope that you were able to get Dh to get to those inside repairs- and maybe help chase away the winter blahs.
Guess I am posting because I just need to vent a wee bit. It seems as though we have been sick for a long time- and now with Dh under it is tough. (he can be such an awful patient, but feels so lousy with this that we have hardly seen him). We were supposed to go to the movies this weekend on a date- guess that will have to wait. Tomorrow I am taking Dd to her softball practice. That will be interesting. Her coaches are super obsessive- and signing up the team for a lot of tournaments- and I have a major disagreement with them on that. Too many travel weekends as far as I am concerned. I would like to see my daughter sometimes- at home with her family.
Oh, well- guess I have vented enough......and am probably not making all that much sense anyway.
Better go check on the troops upstairs! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
03-09-2003, 12:19 AM
Good evening all!
I hope everyone's weekend is going well. Mine is. Well, sort of. I think I am getting a cold. That's the great thing about a couple of days of warm weather and then turning cold again... it makes you sick. My nose is runny and my head aches a little. But I took some tylenol cold and am feeling pretty good tonight. The kids are getting it too but they are completely doped up on tylenol cold, vitamin c and their multivitamins so they should kick it pretty soon.
This morning we had a bit of a scare. I got up and felt fine. Ate some cereal for breakfast and then hopped in the shower and about fainted! I had to sit until I could stand again. I got out and tried to brush my hair and I got weak and nausious (sp?) so I got my DH to brush my hair and I couldn't even sit in front of him without wanting to lie down or sleep. It was terrible. I went and laid down on the bed and out of curiosity checked my blood pressure with DH's machine and it was 79 over 47!! That is way low for me. Mine always runs 120/75 pregnant or not. DH called the ER to ask what we should do and at first they told me to come in (it's an hour drive) and then my pressure started to come back up so I called them back and told them and they said to wait it out. Just to keep an eye on it and all that and to rest. Well it has taken all day long to get up. ANd it's still not normal. It's 106/68. But I feel ok now. It was scary though.
Well, it's after 11 pm here and I am beat. I'll try to get more personal tomorrow! And Jackie and Ginny I did send you those pictures! If anyone else wants to see my mug shot just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to scare you (I mean show them) to you! lol
03-09-2003, 07:33 PM
Just a quick hello.
Spryng- how are you??? I'm worried silly- did you call your midwife about your BP? Please take care of yourself- and do not overexhert. 106/68 is very low........but still approaching normal.
Keep us informed as to how you are doing, ok?
I did not as of yet get your pictures- but then there is usually a lot of internet traffic on weekends. Can't wait to see them!
So far I did stay within points and actually got a point or two of activity points in. I walked with Dd while she rode her bike- for about 15 minutes and then went for a brisk walk/jog with the other Dd (training for softball). Not sure how to count all those points......I have the literature now but I am sure that I earned at least one!
Gotta go- Dh is still sick, Dd is tired and I had better get back up to see them.
Have a great nite.
03-09-2003, 10:26 PM
Good evening all!
No I couldn't call my midwife because it was saturday and she isn't in on weekends but I did talk to the on call obgyn at the maternity ward. When I told him it was coming back up he said just to keep a close eye on it. But I was like you, very worried. My blood pressure never fluctuates and definitely never drops like it did so it had me scared too. But I took it easy all day and today I felt great. Made a big roasted chicken dinner and had a couple that are great friends of ours over for dinner (she's pregnant with their first baby, due in May) it was very nice and relaxing. Now the kids are down for the night and I am unwinding.
Sounds like your excerise has been great Ginny! You should've definitely earned some points for the jogging/brisk walking you did.
Well, guess I'll get off here. Another good weekend coming to an end. Hope everyone's was great! :)
03-09-2003, 11:07 PM
Oh it feels good to be missed :) I'm so glad to hear you all are feeling better. I'm only going to make a short post here ...I'm pretty tuckered and just realized it's after 11. So it sees Spring is upon us all and the dreaded (for me) bathing suit season is also. So I'm getting back to a diet. I need to look around and find something to suit me. If anyone has any sites that you thing might interest me, you can email me. But I'll be around more often now. Try to get back to posting with you all. I've slacked way off girls. So it's gonna be rough for me. So nighty nite hope you all are sleeping well
03-10-2003, 02:19 PM
I am so glad you are going to be back with us Misty!! That is so great. As far as sites go that are about diets I find this one to be helpful http://www.epinions.com/well-Nutrition-Diets-All/submitted_form_~ultrafinder/ultrafinder_submitted_~+Go+/see_them_all_~1 it's at epinions.com and it list 29 different diets with rating from people who have tried them and what they are about and such. You may find it helpful. Let me know what you think ok?
Well, I'm only on here briefly today. I hit 25 weeks along today!! woohoo! I'm happy. I feel good. My midwife appointment is only two days away and I'm looking forward to that also. Since my house was overly cleaned yesterday I find I'm bored today. I could work on laundry but.... nah! Just don't have it in me right now. So it's a lazy kind of day for me.
Hope everyone is having a great day!
03-10-2003, 03:21 PM
I've been here, just lurking a bit lately. SPRYNG, I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better, I was worried about you. Take care, and keep a close eye on your BP, we want you and the baby to be healthy!
Jackie & Ginny~ Hope things are getting back to normal for y'all! It's so rough when everyone gets sick, just take care!
Welcome back Misty! Hope you find a good healthy plan, to get you ready for your bikini!
As for me, I'm doing good, most all of the moning sickness has gone and I'm starting to feel great! Still having the headaches though!?! But my DR. told me to take my Migraine meds if I need to, so at least that option is still open? I'm sticking with Tylenol for now, at least until I can't handle the pain anymore! But I'm finding that if I lay down and rest for a while, several times a day, then I feel much better. Other than that, we're getting ready to head off to Branson, MO. on vacation in a few days, so I'm really excited about that!
Hope you all have a great day! :wave:
03-10-2003, 08:47 PM
Great to see all the posts!
Spryng- sounds like you are feeling better. I am so glad for that- you had us all in for a scare! Try not to overdo it, ok? And hope that your midwife visit goes well.
Melissa-- glad that you are feeling better- at least with regard to the migranes. I hope that tylenol keeps them under control for you. I hope that your Branson trip is restful and pleasant. Dh was there on business a few years ago and liked it. Have a great time!
Misty-glad that you will be back to joining us again!!! We missed you. Don't get down on yourself....as I said to the friend who just joined WW with me last week (and was bummed that she weighed in at almost 20# more than she expected) was not to sweat the weigh in- because it is the last time that she will weigh that much! Same for you!!!! I forget what you were doing before....diet wise.......I like WW because it is realistic- I can eat anything I like because the program enables you to adjust for any kind of food (within reason). One woman at a meeting admitted that she had cookies for several meals........as they took up all her points for the meal. Not something that is suggested.... but one way of dealing with it. You can do WW online- or just at home without the meetings. But yes, it costs.(I need the kick in the tail from the meetings). Good luck with whatever you decide. We are all here to cheer and help you!
Well, today I got a call from school that Ds relapsed into a fever- so I had to pick him up (100.6). Dh stayed home- so did Dd.... but she will go to school tomorrow. Dh and Ds will still be here, messing up the house..........as both of them have fevers this evening. I am going to try to convince Dh to get to theDr.......but I will probably have no luck with that! I did get a walk in this am- cold but fast- I wanted to get back as I had sickies here.
Gosh - I hope that I do not get this!!!
On that happy note, I had better go. Tomorrow is a long one for me- and I am not sure I will get online. Wednesday is WI day.....and I'll check in after that. Take care and have a great nite!
03-10-2003, 11:17 PM
Good evening all.
Well I checked my BP again today after normal activities and it was 104/67. That still seems kinda low to me. Does it to you? It's been three days since it dropped and still hasn't went back up to my normal 120/75ish . I'm going to call my midwife in the morning and ask her what my BP has been running when I see her (they don't actually tell me when they take it they just say it's normal) and I'm beginning to get worried. The baby is moving just fine though and I feel great so maybe I'm overreacting? What do you gals think?
Well, I'm retiring for the night. Sorry for the short posts lately. I'll talk to you all tomorrow.
03-11-2003, 12:15 AM
Just in case dh needs the computer, I'm going to address Spryng first. When you are taking your bp, are you sitting up straight, or laying on your side? If you are laying on your side, it will be considerably lower, which is normal. If you are taking it sitting, it seems a little low-but...during a pregnancy, it's normally more of a panic if it's extremely high. I hope everything goes well for you & the baby! I'll keep you in my prayers. Misty: I'm so happy that you are posting regularly again! I don't think you have too much to worry about when it comes to putting on a swimsuit. It didn't seem that long ago that you were fitting into GIRLS size clothing!
I bet if I weighed what you weigh right now, I'd be jumping for joy! Don't be too hard on yourself, okay? Ginny: I'm sorry to hear that the fever returned for your ds. I sure hope that my ds doesn't get it back! Hopefully your ds & dh will be in a sleepy state while home so that they won't trash the house! I know what that feels like. I'm just starting to feel normal now. My house is/was trashed & I first started to climb my way out this eve. :crossed: Hopefully what I got done tonight, doesn't get undone by morning! As for yourself-I hope that you stay healthy. Are you taking your vitamins? I have to laugh at your reminders that you sent me in the PM last week!
I wasn't drinking my water or taking my meds. Oh!, you know me so well! :lol: And as for your ww meetings-You are giving me incentive!! (I know I said this the other day, but you still are inspiring me!) Mel: It's great to hear from you too! I'm sorry about your headaches though! Are you drinking enough fluids? Also-try drinking some OJ, this seemed to work for me while I was Pg. Well gals, I'm getting a little scatter brained, so I'll close for now before I get caught in the act!
03-11-2003, 11:49 AM
Ok, Ok I said I was not going to get a chance to post.......but by now you all know me and I do love to share in your lives.
Spryng- let us know what the midwife says, ok? Jackie was so right about position and also take your BP in both arms- and use the higher reading. I read an article about that recently. But I am glad that you are feeling good. Yes, your BP sounds a bit low to me- the very low end of normal- but you are doing the right thing and checking in with your medical folks.
Jackie- you brought up such an excellent point.....I am sure that whatever Misty weighs I would love to be too!!!!!! Glad that you are digging out of the house mess- and I hope that you can maintain it for a few days. I know how defeating it can be to clean only to find it all undone in an hour or two. I'll summarize my WW meeting for you tomorrow- glad that I can be of use to someone! Yes, I am taking vitamins and drinking a daily cup of echinecia tea- with the hope that it will help me keep the boogey man away and the flu too!!! How is FIL and your family? Take those meds and drink that water, Jackie!!! And spring is coming- more daylight and nicer weather!
As for me, I got a short walk in this am- about 20 minutes.
Friday- both girls bedrooms are getting carpeted- so I am gutting both of them -their stuff is going in the living room- so that all they have to do is lay the carpet. Dd (16) is getting new furniture on Saturday too-so my house looks like a tornado hit it.
And of course Dh and Ds are a trashing away.....both stilll sick....but at least semi pleasant to deal with.
As for me, I have a headache- have had one a week now, and I figure that that is all of the flu I am going to get. Must be all those veggies I am eating on WW.
Gotta go to Dd's school to help out during recess. See ya tomorrow!!!!
03-12-2003, 08:14 PM
Just me here blabbering away again. What a long day! The kids on my bus were awful........but it seemed as though the whole district was that way- maybe it is something to do with the upcoming full moon.....and then trying to keep up with two sickies and trying to unload a teenagers room getting ready for the changes in her room (four loads of laundry of clothes left dirty on the floor). I am one tired puppy.
I did get to my meeting- I'm down 2.6# (TOM helped me out there!) and have lost a total of 11 so far on WW. I am happy! My friend lost 3.5# on week one- and she does not get any excercise to speak of - a rather sedentary lifestyle. I am thrilled for her and glad that she is sticking with it.
Today's WW topic was about a magic weight loss pill.......you take one three times a day and follow it with a brisk 15 minute walk.
Ok, a corny way of trying to get you to walk- but she made an excellent point. 3 hour mega work outs are not needed- one, two or three walks a day does just fine, sort of mini excercise sessions.
On that note, Dd is tired and I had better get her off to bed.
Stop in and say hello!!!!! Have a great nite.
03-13-2003, 11:49 AM
Good morning all!
Ginny congrats on your loss! You are doing so great! Are you starting to see the weightloss now? Are your clothes getting loose? I hope so. It always feels so good to actually see the loss. WW sounds like a great program. Very practical information. And I love that you share it with us!!
Well, my midwife appointment was yesterday. All was good. She said my blood pressure has been running 106/68 during this whole pregnancy and that is normal for me. Just to be careful not to over do it. And if I have another episode where it drops like it did to lay down and drink something with caffeine (it raises blood pressure) and to eat something with sugar because my sugr levels drop when my blood pressure does. But I am normal after all! lol. I gained 9 lbs!!! But that was in 5 weeks. She wasn't concerned about it. My total gain so far is 14 lbs so that isn't bad since I'm almost 26 weeks along. But I'm going to try and stop snacking so much, especially on junk food. I'm getting into a bad habit of that. I made up a vegetable tray and have been trying to munch on that when I feel hungry. But sometimes you just have to have chocolate!! I just need to eat alot less of it. But the baby's heartbeat was great, my uterus is finaly measuring normal not ahead anymore so that is good. And everything else is fine. I am going in tomorrow to take my glucose test and get my RhoGam shot. (ouch) but at least it will be over.
Well, got to get off here. Talk to you all later! Have a great day!
03-13-2003, 09:20 PM
Spryng- I am so glad that all went well with your midwife appt today and that you and the baby are just fine! Sounds like some good advice with the have some caffiene/eat some sugar idea. Hey......I have an idea.......chocolate has caffiene and sugar....of course for the caffiene to do any good you would have to eat a lot of it- but you have an excuse to eat chocolate!!!!;) (I have a warped mind). Your weight gain sounds fine too. Hope that the glucose tolerance test goes ok and that the shot does not hurt too much. Is that one of those really big shots?? I never had one, I do not know.
Yes, I am feeling and looking a wee bit thinner. Some pants are getting too big- others are just fitting better. But I have a long way to go.......I am not sure what I will use as my goal weight for WW. I'm glad that you like the summary of the WW meeting. Our leader is so dynamic- and with a really bubbly personality- she's contagious. I'm paying for the meeting- so you might as well benefit from it too!
What a long day.......I had to totally clean out both Dd's rooms for the carpet tomorrow. And Dd (16) got sentimental over every dust bunny........ok, I am exaggerating but it was almost that bad!
Then it snowed this afternoon- and the pm trip home on the bus was really slippery. So, I am pooped!!
On that happy note, I am off to get some rest. Have a great nite!
03-13-2003, 11:40 PM
awww Ginny good for you! I'm so happy for ya hun. Its a great feeling to have your slacks fit looser. Thanks for the info on WW too. I have a friend who is doing it and she looks fab! I just don't know how i could ever work the meetings and all into my life. Def. something to think about tho.
Spryng, I missed it. what did the midwife say about your bp? Mine has always been low even while pregos. I'm funny that way I guess. I'm gonna check that site out here in a sec i'll be sure and let you know.
Mel, good to hear from you :) I bet you are so excited about that baby!
Jackie... you'd be suprized. I tried on those size 14 girls slacks and no way were they going past my knees! I'll bet I'm nearing 135#. And I'm 5'3 3/4". So I've packed it on. Mostly in the hips :( I'm a stress eatter and I've had a great deal of stress since December. Sooo I reckon it is beginning to show.
I've had a rough day so I won't go on much here. I'm very tired. Still no plan to follow but i did make it on the recumbent bike for 20 min and did alot of target exercises to work over my bum and thigh areas.
I lost my email... again. So frustrating. So my new email is email@example.com incase anyone has tried to reach me ;)
gosh I hope that is all I wanted to say... if not I'll be back in the am.
03-14-2003, 01:15 AM
I shouldn't be up at this hour typing away, but oh well! I'll TRY to make this a short one. ;) Misty: So what that you can't get those size 14 kids pants past your knees, their for kids, hun! I was really worried about you when you were that size. And as I said the other day-I'd probably be happy to weigh what you weigh now. Now that you revealed what you weigh-I do so envy you! I'm 5' 4.5" and my goal is to weigh 140#. I'm way.... past that # and I don't even want to go there! :eek: I'm sorry to hear that you had a rough day. I hope that Friday will be better for you. Ginny: Congratulations on losing 11# on WW! I didn't realize that you lost that much already! Has this been since you joined the meetings, or is it since you started the program? Any way that you look at it, that is awesome! I sure wish that I could get completely motivated! I hope that you got the much needed rest you so deserve! You'll have to let us know how the carpets turn out. Spryng: I'm glad to hear that your midwife appt. went well. Oh! By the way....thanks for e-mailing me your pictures. You're just as cute as I thought you'd be! I printed a copy of the pictures, tummy & all! Funny thing is that my ds used the computer after me & next to the printer was the belly shot! I ended up finding your pictures upside down next to the printer.
I questioned my ds about why the pictures were turned upside down & he just said oh Mom! I guess for a 14 y/o boy, a pg belly shot is kind of embarrassing to him! He's not into the girlfriend thing yet, so I guess I should be somewhat relieved at his comments! As for your healthy eating goes-good for you on making up a tray of veggies! A little chocolate & caffeine dosen't hurt anyone either! Well gals, I'm getting really sleepy, so I'll close for now. Good Night! :yawn:
03-14-2003, 12:37 PM
Good morning all!
I guess it's almost afternoon isn't it? O-well. The day is escaping me already. I have so much cleaning to do and just don't want to. I need to throw a "lets do all my laundry" party. It's getting ridiculous. I have 4 huge laundry baskets full of dirty clothes and an enormus pile of clean clothes in my room that is taking up way too much space and I can't find anything!! I don't mind washing and drying but I HATE HATE HATE to fold and put away. Do you gals have some tips on how to make this not like a chore? or to make it easier? I really need to get caught up. It's making me anxious.
Other than that today is going ok. Did I tell you we have two new puppies?? They are lab/australian sheppard mixed. Their going to be big dogs. But that is what I wanted. Big backyard dogs. They are 8 weeks old and are 100% outside dogs. I like that part. But they are cute. The black one is my ds's and his name is COAL and the spotted one is my dd's and his name is TRICKLE. (it looks like something trickled all over it lol) They are cute.
Jackie, that is funny about your ds turning the picture face down. Show's he's got morals. Doesn't even want to see a pregnant woman just showing her belly! lol. That's good.
Well, I guess I'll get off here. I can't believe the weekend is here already! Are the weeks flying by or is it just me? Talk to you all later!
03-15-2003, 03:04 AM
I'm not sure if it is night or morning.....I just could not sleep so I thought I would check in and say hello instead of wasting time trying to get some shut eye.
Misty- well, lets see.........I stand with Jackie on the weight issue also. I'm 5'4 1/2 and I would love to weigh 135#. As a matter of fact there is a good chance that I will make that my goal weight for WW. Guess my advice to you is not to be too hard on yourself, ok? I hear you with regards to having the time to get to WW meetings. For me, I realized that I had to make that time for myself- there is little that I do that is not service to my family or work. The meetings are helping me stay the course and yes they do take time but they are helping me serve my family better, because I feel better. Sorry to hear that you had such a rough day- and that things have been so tough since December.
Is there any chance that this situation will ease up a bit? Hang in there, we are all here for you!!
Jackie- the 11# is since I started the meetings. I got so disgusted with myself and can't believe the weight that I was at.
How are you doing? Is life getting any less hectic for you- I remember only a few posts ago you were all out busy with some family concerns. I hope that your life has calmed down a bit.
Take your meds, drink that water and have a big hug from me!
Spryng- gee those puppies sound so cute! Lots of luck with them- I am sure that your kids must love the new addition to your family. As far as the laundry goes......there is little I can do to offer advice to make that a more palatable job. I have become more strict with myself in terms of making myself finish the job of putting away all those clothes. ( I hate it too!) In other words- I will use a walk (you know how I LOVE my walks) as a reward for finishing putting away the wash, or a cup of tea or a favorite TV show (ok, I'll fold during that and make it a game to put away during the commercials so I do not miss any). And I do not allow myself to get too far behind either. Mondays are my big wash day- sheets, change all the towels, anything that is not nailed down......... and I just grit my teeth and get thru it. That can be 6-7 loads of laundry, but not always that much. Then the rest of the week is just maintainance, 1 or 2 loads a day and that keeps it somewhat managable. No great wisdom here.....but that is how I manage. But your family is younger than mine and little kids can be tough to keep in clean clothes.
The carpet came out beautiful.......we are so happy with it!!!! I spent most of today restoring Dd's (7) room to normal- there is still a ways to go but the end is near. I am happy that because I stripped the rooms to allow the installation of carpet- I washed the windows, vacuumed the baseboard heating etc..... that except for the closets spring cleaning is done in those rooms. I feel great about that!!! Now lets just see how long this clean lasts........... The other bedroom (the 16 year old) has a long way to go. She is such a pack rat- there is no way that I will allow her to put all that junk back in her room. It is strewn all over the house at the present...... and her new furniture comes this afternoon. But at least she will be off to a new start - and hopefully can be made to see how she needs to lighten up what she keeps.
Guess I'll try to get some sleep.......sorry for blabbing on and on here. Have a good weekend!
03-15-2003, 08:03 PM
well, the furniture is gorgeous- and Dd's room looks wonderful.
I'm in for a busy evening/night/ day tomorrow. Dm fell, and probably broke her wrist- and I'm waiting for a call back from the hospital to see if she is ok- and if I should drive down tonight. (about an hour 10 minute drive). I came online to see if my sister was on instant messenger so that we could discuss this while I am waiting for the call from the hospital. Ah, someday my life will be boring!
I'll keep you posted.
03-16-2003, 12:38 PM
Happy Beautiful Sunday, Everyone!
Well, at least the weather is beautiful here in Wisconsin! It's 60 degress right now & will reach into the high 60's later today. It won't last long, so we'll try to enjoy it while it's here! Spryng: I'm sorry to hear about your laundry blues. If it makes you feel any better, my laundry is probably in the same state as yours! And I don't mean WI or KS!
:lol: What goofs me up is when I'm gone from home for a few days like say-a long weekend or on the go every day of the week.
My Home & Garden Party has taken priority in my household lately. After today, it will slow down for awhile. My next party won't be for a few weeks. Now-back to the laundry: What usually works for me is a 3-section expandable laundry sorter that I bought at Wal-mart. It's one of those that you can fold up to be pocket size, so I usually take it with me when I go camping or vacation in a hotel for a long weekend/week. I then have 2 additional individual spring-action hampers that I use also. The 3-section one I use to sort the whites, light colors & my dh dress shirts. The other two I use for towels & jeans & other darks. Once one of these sections/hampers get 3/4 full, I put them in the washer. I then try to just focus on just a single load of wash at a time, so that it doesn't seem so overwhelming. Once it gets to the overwhelming state, I don't even want to go there! Once that load of wash is dried & put away, I start on another load. I will put a second load in the washer when the other is in the dryer, but I still try & focus like I'm only doing one load of laundry.
Get the picture? ;) You may also find the Flylady handy to visit right now. Do you remember me telling everyone about her? You can find her on the web at: www.flylady.net If you don't want to feel overwhelmed with e-mails, don't sign up for any. You can find all the info you need by just going to her website. Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage & she will have each section highlighted to hit. Good Luck! And now-congratulations on the puppy additions to your family! My dd & I would love to have a dog, but dh & ds will only settle for cats at the present time. Your kids are so lucky to have one of their own! Ginny:
I'm glad to hear that both of your dd's rooms are turning out so well! I hear you on the messy daughter syndrome!
I have one of those too! My 9 y/o is so sloppy! I call her my little tornado! :spin: I'm in the middle of redecorating my dd's room, so maybe they will learn to appreciate their rooms with the new look! I'm sorry to hear about your dm! I hope everything turns out alright for her. Does she have OA? Mine does & she can snap a bone so fast! As for my family matters-
my FIL is still seeing angels & I really don't think it will be that long before he goes home to the perly gates. I called the pastor of their church a few weeks ago & he paid them a visit & informed them that they both indeed will be going to Heaven. I took my FIL to his 3-mo. checkup at the heart specialist & he said that he is doing as good as can be expected. Not any worse & not any better, but could go at anytime & to be happy with the long life that he has lead! (He is 84 y/o) Now-on to another topic: I want to again congratulate you on your 11# loss! You go girl! I have picked up a case of slimfast & will start on that plan, along with the fit for life plan tomorrow a.m. I'm also totally disgusted with myself & I figure that I have approx. 3 months to shed some of this blubber before it's swimsuit season again! I'm also going back to the "Y" & will also get some walks outside with my dd & or the rest of the family/neighbor. I wish I was your neighbor so that we could go for walks together & I'd join you in the WW meetings! Well gals, I'd better get going & get ready for my Home & Garden Party. One last thing: Ginny-I do have a catalog all addressed to you & will get it out in the mail this week, okay? Until later, gals-TTFN!
03-16-2003, 01:00 PM
Good afternoon all!
Jackie enjoy that beautiful weather! Yesterday it was 75 here and today it will reach 76!! I'm very happy about it. But not as happy as the kids are to get out of the house for a while. They are loving playing in the back yard. And thanks for the laundry tips. Actually last night I stayed up until midnight folding and hanging clothes. The kids went to bed at 8 pm and I started it then. I forgot I had so much clothes! but at least the pile out of my room is done and now all I have to do is a few loads that is already sorted in the laundry room. So it doesn't feel overwhelming now. Plus I went through my ds's drawers and pulled out all his winter clothes because his summer clothes wouldn't fit. So now there is room for everything. Looks like we won't get any more cold weather here for awhile. I'm so glad!
But today we are BBQing chicken and steak and just enjoying the outside. My DH is cleaning the living room for me and will re-organize our bedroom later so that we can put up the playpen/bassinet. I'm ready to start getting things in order. I will be 26 weeks tomorrow and I am feeling anxious about getting things ready for this baby. SO I will start getting some things done today.
Mel how are you feeling? Have you started shopping yet? I still haven't. I have one outfit so far. I feel bad about it but I was waiting for spring to start shopping. It's almost here. I won't be getting a baby shower this time so it's all on myself and DH to get EVERYTHING. Boy I wish I would've kept more after my ds was born. But I thought he would be my last and sold everything but the crib. (thank god I still have that) So now I need to make a list and start shopping soon.
Well, I guess I'm going on and on about nothing huh? I'll get off here now. Hope you all have a wonderful OP day!!
03-16-2003, 09:05 PM
Seems as though everyone else had warm weather this weekend too!!!!! It was warm here- and fairly sunny. I did not get out much this weekend at all,with all the insanity going on, but it was nice to open the windows in the house.
Spryng- good for you getting all organized now! This warm weather really helps, and with impending baby every little thing you can accomplish is great. Gee, this pregnancy seems to have gone fast (for us here at the thread at least:lol: - but then we did not suffer morning sickness either!). I know that it would be nice to have some left over from your other babies- but there is something nice about being able to buy new for this little one, anyway! Also, as I found out- with all 3 of mine born at different times- and one average sized baby and two large babies- well things some stuff was the wrong size for the wrong season anyway. So I had to get a lot of new stuff, like it or not when our youngest was born. Hope that you got your laundry all done and enjoyed the BBQ!
Jackie- hey there you enterprising lady! How is the business going? Are you enjoying hosting parties (I can imagine, anything like that you do would be a lot of fun!)? Good luck redecorating Dd's room. I'm sure that it will turn out well....just hope that it gets her to keep it clean! BTW, as far as Day 1 of my Dd and "new room"- well, she did make her bed (a major accomplishment!) and the room stayed fairly neat...until she threw her dusty softball bag on the new carpet:( - and of course her slovenly habits in the rest of the house persist. As far as FIL goes, it is good to hear that his health is sort of stable. What a great DIL you are, calling their pastor and taking FIL to the specialist. Sometimes it is hard to know just what to do- when it is time to intercede with seniors, as most want to remain independant but need some assistance. They are indeed blessed to have you as their DIL! Good luck with the slimfast and excercise. Don't be too hard on yourself........the weight will come off! I wish you could join me for some walks and the WW meetings too......although I would most likely blab you to death!
I'm looking foward to seeing the catalog.......hey ya want to do a party in New York???????:dizzy:
My mom is doing ok. I called the hospital last nite- finally found her (they transferred me to labor and delivery!!!!!!!:lol: )- and she drove herself to the ER, and expected to drive herself home too! (which she did). She did brake her left wrist- it sounds like a fairly clean brake- no complications like the last time. She most likely has osteo- but that is my opinion. I do not think she has ever been for a bone density test- and wonder if maybe she should bring that up with her Dr tomorrow when she sees him.
But back to her- I called this am and she was doing pretty well.
She has a great attitude- and remarked that after seeing all the other people in the ER and their trials, a broken wrist was not bad at all!
As far as eating goes today, I did the Irish dinner thing- corned beef/cabbage/Irish soda bread today as tomorrow is Ds's bday and he hates the stuff. I have no idea how to count any of the stuff I ate today- so I just kept my portions small and have gone light on my points count today anyway. I did get a 20 minute walk in this evening too. What is keeping me "honest" is the weigh ins........gosh I do not want to see that scale go up!
Well, guess I had better sign off and get some sleep. See ya tomorrow!!!
03-18-2003, 08:34 PM
Where is everyone??????
Not much to report......just busy as usual. I'll check in tomorrow after my WI. I'm curious about that- as with this cold I have not been out walking as much, but my eating has been pretty good.
Off to bed, as this cold is getting the better of me.
See ya tomorrow!
03-18-2003, 11:18 PM
Just poppin' in so that Ginny doesn't get too lonely here! :D I'm being "naughty" right now while I'm posting this message. Can someone either slap my hands or take these Girl Scout cookies away from me? I am eating the reduced fat kind, but I'm deceiving the purpose by eating nearly a whole box of them! Oh bother!! Ginny: I hope that your WI goes well for you. Did I tell you that I may join WW this Thursday with my friend? She's been going for over a month & I asked if she would mind me joining her. I'm also sorry to hear that your cold is getting the best of you. I'm sure all the coughing should eat up a few points, don't you think? :?: Also: You must have burned enough cals/pnts with all the bedroom makeovers too! FYI: DD's room is pretty much at a stand-still right now until I get the rest of the house back in order. I've been spending way too much time on HGP & not on the domestic duties at home. I've held 3 shows so far. 3/2, 3/14 & 3/16/03. I don't have any more planned until April, thank goodness-as I need a break & so does my family! DD came along & helped me with 2 of them. DS & DH are starting to miss me though. I'm starting to enjoy being a designer. We make a "game" out of the show so that we can keep the guests from falling asleep. I play the auction game where you get play money throughout the show for noticing things & giving me ideas of other uses for some of the pottery pieces. One of the assignments I had for the group on Sunday was that the first person to find the "white" shamrocks on or "around" my display area would get $500.00 in play money! I had my shoes off & the shamrocks were on my socks! I did manage to have one lady with good hearing & eyesight that noticed them on my socks after I "obviously" shook my feet & lifted my pant legs up too much. It was a gas! :lol: Oh! Don't be surprised if I show up at your doorstep with all my HGP products!
Well, enough about the "business" talk. Oh, and by the way... I finished the box of cookies off! :eek: Spryng: How's the weather by you? It's getting cold here in WI again. Not bitter cold, just not as nice as it was over the weekend. Glad to hear that you got to the bottom of the laundry piles! So-how has your appetite been in this trimester of your pregnancy? You may have told me, but I keep on getting you & Mel goofed up when it comes to the pregnancy info. :spin: Well gals, DH thinks it's time for me to shut down the 'puter & go to bed. Bye! :yawn:
03-19-2003, 12:09 PM
We had a great vacation, but it's good to be home too!
Ginny~ congrats on such a great loss!!!
Spryng, I'm glad to hear that things went well at your midwife visit! You're really moving along, did you realize that you're 10 weeks ahead of me? I made 16 weeks on Tuesday! The baby really started letting us know it's in there, while we were on vacation, I've been kicked plenty! I love it!!! I go to the DR. today, so I'll hear the heartbeat again! To answer your question~we've bought a crib, a dress with the changing table on it, and while we were on vacation we bought a beautiful cradle! Other than that, I have bought some cloth diaper, to use as burp rag, and I also got a few packs of onesies. But that's it, I will be having a shower, since it's been 12 years since I've had a baby. I sold everything years ago, after we stopped the fertility treatments, so we're starting from scratch!
Well, time to go get ready!
Hope all is well with everyone!
03-19-2003, 05:36 PM
Great to see some posts! I was getting a wee bit lonely.....:( but then for those of you who know me, I am more than capable of having a conversation with myself:dizzy: . I'd much rather have company though!
WI went well......I lost another 1.4#.
Gotta go- Dh just came home for dinner a wee bit early!!
Mel and Jackie, I 'll get personal later! Have a great nite.
(and I'll follow up with the WW lecture for the day- another goodie)
03-19-2003, 10:48 PM
Good evening all!
Mel, you sound in high spirits! Is your morning sickness completely gone now? You are coming right along in your pregnancy. I can't believe you are 16 weeks already. Boy time is flying by!
Jackie, sounds like your job agrees with you. You are a real people person so I know they must be fun! I would love to go to one of yours! You can send me a brochure too if you like! I love that kind of stuff! WW huh? I'm so happy! I really think it would be great if you joined too. Then you and Ginny could really support one another and you may get that motivation you really need. Let us know how it goes. As far as the weather here, it did get a bit colder. It was 76 degrees and then we've had constant rain since last night and its suppose to last all week. We are under flash flood watches and such. But it's still in the 60's so not to cold. And as far as my appetite goes this trimester, well, it's horrible. My cravings have set in (chocolate and breath mints , how weird is that?) and I can't fight it. My appetite is huge. I feel like I eat too much, maybe I do. I should keep a better eye on what I put in my mouth. I'm going to be a whale if I keep this up, but I can't seem to curb it. Help!
Ginny, congrats on the 1.4 # loss! That is so great!! You don't know how proud I am of you. I look forward to every wednesday now to see how you have done (because I know how hard it is with a family and such) and I love to hear about the meetings. They sound so realistic. WW is on my list to look into after this baby gets here.
Well, my day was long. We got up around 9 am (kids slept in for once) and then got around to get me to Joplin (1hr 15 min away) for my 1 hour blood glucose test and RhoGam shot. Of course I couldn't have anything to eat before hand so I was starving when we got there around 11. It took forever to get paperwork done and get me back. I finally got to drink that sweet stuff at 11:58 and had to wait another hour to get my blood drawn again, so in the meantime they had to chase down someone who could do my RhoGam shot. I've always got it in my doctors affice so this was new to me. The nurse who did it didn't seem very happy about it and asked me if I was really RH negative (uh, no I like to be stuck in the butt for no good reason!) of course I am. Boy did it hurt! And instead of just sticking it in and releasing the meds she stuck it in and proceeded to tell me all about her 4 kids and getting her tubes tied and then having to have a hysterectomy, so it took her forever to get in all in me! And let me tell you if you've never had this shot before.... it burns as it goes in! Not the needle the stuff in it! So by her prolonging it really really stung and it ended up bruising me. But at least it is done now. Whew. Now I am praying I passed my one hour glucose so that I don't have to go back for the 3 hour. I should know in a couple of days. But anyway, I finally got to eat around 2 pm and I was starving. But I am all better now and just glad it's all done. I shouldn't have any more blood work this pregnancy. But I'll still get another RhoGam shot within 72 hours after the baby is born. but that's far away so I'm not thinking about it now.
Ok, I guess I have written enough. DH and DS have strep throat and are on antibiotics, both are feeling great now and I am praying once again that I don't get it. It would be so horrible. I don't even know if I could take anything for it if I did get it so I am hoping to not deal with it at all.... we'll see.
Ok OK, I'm really getting off now. Sorry so long! lol. Have a great evening all!
03-20-2003, 10:57 AM
I decided to post instead of watching the news.....there is so much speculation that I can't stand all the idle chatter- and I find it all upsetting anyway. So here I am!
Spryng- sorry about that shot!!! I have never had to get one- maybe when the baby is born it will go easier for you. B4 I forget- there are tons of antibiotics that are safe during pregnancy, especially those that are good on strep- the amoxicillin family is quite safe, and also has almost 50 years of a good track record with pregnant patients. In other words- don't worry!!!! How is your BP - still ok? Good for you that the kids slept in! A much needed break for you!
I would LOVE to go to a Jackie party too!!!!! (somehow, I think I would not stop laughing for the entire time). Jackie I love the story of you and the socks- I would have loved to be there! The parties sound like so much fun. Can't wait to get the catalog from you. It would be great if you also joined WW! Gee, I am so excited! I now have 2 friends that I go with and it makes it more fun and somehow a bit easier. You do lose weight slowly- but hopefully it is going to stay off. I need those meetings to keep me from going back on the bad habits, and stick with the good ones. We can compare notes on our meetings,which would be fun. I'm glad that you have a break from the HGP parties. Get some time in for yourself!
Mel-how did the Dr visit go? It's so exciting to hear the babies heart - and love those kicks! Sounds like you are getting your baby stuff together bit by bit and will be ready when the time comes. Glad that your vacation went well- and that you are back to keep us company!:)
Yesterday's WW lecture was about "changing channels". Guess it is not too hard to figure out that it was behavior modification. Find out what your weakness is- and have a plan of action to replace that weakness with a positive image. In other words- if you have a hard time getting up to work out- instead of visualizing hitting the snooze button for the fourth or fifth time... visualize how good it will feel to get up and feel those endorphins from a good work out! Have a plan of escape from bad behaviors- and replace the negative thoughts with those. (how come our leader said it so much better than me????:?: ). Anyway- that was it, and they gave us some good recipes too.
I had better go- I the ironing beckons! It is raining today- and I am pooped, so, I think the walk will wait till tomorrow.
Have a great day!
03-20-2003, 03:57 PM
Ginny, I would have to agree, all of this news coverage is so morbid. As for me, my DR. visit went well, I heard the baby and wow, I was getting little kciks and nudges through my whole appt.!! :D I love to feel the baby move, and it's really been getting busy in there, over the last week! I am getting a few thing together for the baby, but I'll be having a shower in June, so I doubt I get any more until after that.
Spryng, Ouch~Sorry to hear about your RhoGam shot!?! I'm lucky, I guess, cause I'm possitive. So that's one less shot that I need. BTW~ Yes, thank goodness, my morning sickness is gone. I still get sick when I'm around certain smells, but it's much better than the 24/7 nausea. Oh, my DR. scheduled my 20 ultrasound too, it's on DH and my anniversary, next month!!! What a nice gift, to find out the sex of our baby!!!!
Jackie, sounds like your parties are a blast! Oh, and good luck with WW if you join, I loved going, as a matter of fact, I went to mine last week! Well~just to say hello, and visit with my friends!
I guess that's it for me now, have a good evening!
03-21-2003, 10:44 AM
OK, you all know me and long threads.......I am gonna start a new one. See you there!!!!!