Simply Filling/Core - Simply Filling/Core Weekly Chat: April 2 - April 8

04-02-2012, 09:04 AM
new pages

04-02-2012, 09:05 AM
up .6. That is what I lost last week, so it's a wash.

04-02-2012, 10:13 AM
Good Morning Chicks! I shall be very busy this week, one would hope to busy to eat badly. Must get ready for Easter and for my procedure next Monday. Baking, cooking, shopping....

Hope you all have a wonderful on program week. I ordered the Dash Diet and Cookbook from my library. I figure by the time I get them, I'll be ready to try something new. I hope I care by then anyway!

04-02-2012, 11:32 AM
Pam, I've had MONTHS like that :lol: Thanks for the new pages.

Vickie, I think you might like the Dash approach. It's not so different, but there are some good ideas in it, plus recipes.

I'm finding it difficult to get motivated to cook. I think I just need to pick up a cookbook and work my way through it. I made a green smoothie last night, after weeks of not doing that. I really do like them, and it's just so easy to get your veggies that way. I don't make a juice because I want the fiber...I just make a thick drink in the food processor. I almost have to eat it with a spoon.

It's an overcast, somewhat cooler day here today. The birds are quiet, and I may do more gardening. I have only one appointment today, with the trainer at 1PM, and I might meet my niece later tonight for what we hope will be yoga class.

I hope you all have a great day...BBL

beach bum
04-02-2012, 04:54 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Got a little busy this morning making a check list and buying travel size items to fit into my suitcase for the trip to NY.So that the reason I was here earlier.

Had two friends with me to see the movie Mirror Mirror,sorry for the mistake I typed in yesterdays post. We didn't like it at all,like the first version better.

We went back to the Eli Lounge and It happened again where one of my friends lost her credit card.At that time I was 1/2 way out of the restaurant when my friends called me back to the table when my friend asked the waiter if he forgot to give it back to her. The poor guy looked all around and couldn't find it. I told her to check her inside pocket and walla there it was. She was so embarrassed,saying I guess your going to hide the next time we come back here. He smiles and than laughed,the first waited saw us and laughed with him.Oh gee I guess we made a name for ourselves at that Restaurant.

PAM-Thanks for the new pages,sorry for the .6 gain,but if its a wash you maintained and that not bad. This time around I noticed that I maintained for 2 weeks before I have a 1 lb loss.

VICKIE-Glad to see you posting even with your busy schedule. I glad those days are over for me. I still counting calories & carbs. Good Luck on the Dash diet hope it works for you. Have a great Easter,I'll be in NY by Saturday.

RHONDA-I used to love to cook but I'm getting lazy now that it just me. I go for the basic ,instead of gourmet like I used to do.

Have to go,have a great afternoon & evening I see you in the morning.

04-02-2012, 06:48 PM
I am awful slump that I can't pull out of. Today was the funeral a year ago.
I feel like I need meds for depression but I was doing so well last month, maybe this is temporary. When I am this down its hard to remember that life didn't seem so terribly depressing a month ago. Right now I just feel like I hate my new life.
My kids are all grown, Robin's gone and I am lonely. My friends seem busy with their families. This is just the blues talking , I wasn't feeling this low before this week. I thought I would sail through this death anniversary week , but its been worse than I expected. I just really don't like my life right now.
Sorry be be such a "debbie downer" poor Debbie whoever she bad they coined a saying after her ..

04-02-2012, 08:39 PM
Nancy, I am so sorry. I wish there were something I could do for you.:hug:

Rhonda, your green smoothie sounds interesting. I hear we're in for thunderboomers tomorrow. I"m going to WW regardless. (That's the plan anyway.)

Maryann, good thing she found the card.

Vickie, you sound like you're feeling better. Good success to you with the Dash Diet.

I judged speaking events today at a literary meet. One of the things that means is I was in a judges' hospitality room several times with loads of goodies. I was so glad they had a lot of varieties of fresh fruit.

WI is tomorrow. I'm hoping for a loss.

04-02-2012, 09:30 PM
Nancy, hold onto the thought that this low period is temporary. Anniversary dates are difficult, and it's only been a year.

You don't have to like your life right now. You've had big losses, with the children gone in addition to Robin's death. You will come to like life again, but just not this week.

It's tough to be our ages and lonely. Very tough. The only thing worse than being lonely when you don't have your loved one is being lonely IN the relationship. Many people are extraordinarily lonely, even though "attached." You obviously were lucky enough not to have that kind of pain, and have great memories.

Be gentle with yourself. Do whatever you need to do.


04-02-2012, 11:56 PM
I decided the best thing to do about not wanting to cook was to cook. I made salmon with a Veracruz sauce--strange to cook a northern fish in a southern style, but it was good. I made rice for DH, and we each had an okra-corn medley too. It was very good, and healthy.

Sandra, there were ominous clouds to the west and north of us, but they skirted our area, on the way to Oklahoma I believe. Good luck tomorrow at WW.

I had a good time at the gym today. Let me tell you one thing I did. The trainer connected me to a bungee cord at the waist...the cord was wrapped around a pole in the gym. Then, I walked out for yards until the band was really stretched out. Then, I fell forward onto my hands in push up style, and when my hands touched the ground I exploded back up into a squat position. At first, I was scared to fall forward, but the band caught me and it was a lot of fun. Playtime!

04-03-2012, 08:43 AM
morning chicks.

Vickie, good to see you in here. Busy, busy, busy. I have appt with my cardio dr. tomorrow.

Rhonda, salmon sounds good. We don't eat enough fish. Was is yoga or pilates?

Maryann, when do you leave for your daughters house? Sorry you were disappointed with your movie choice.

Sandra, hope your WI went well.

Nancy, I think it's natural for you to be down. The first year is the hardest.

They started laying our hardwood floor yesterday. They did half the room and will return today. We were inspecting it after they left and it's a crappy job. We are calling the store today to have them come look it over, before they lay anymore. I think the one guy was training the other. Regardless, it's going to have to be taken up and fixed. Lots of pieces are wasted. Not sure if they'll be able to salvage it or not. They have installed our flooring in 2 different houses and always satisfied, but not this time.

Have a good day.

beach bum
04-03-2012, 02:29 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Have a double date with my washing machine and dryer. Can't believe all the clothes have to wash.I must of for got to do the laundry last week. Tomorrow I will pack but first I have to find out what the weather & temps are in NY. Don't want to bring unnecessary clothing when I don't need them.

Tomorrow I going down to the cemetery to put some Easter flowers down at Leo's grave. Than on Holy Thursday I going out with Rita for lunch,going to 99 instead of ELi's I told her want happened to us and she just went Tsk Tsk You remind me of the Three Stooges.

NANCY:hug::hug::hug: I'm so sorry to hear about you're going in a depression over your Robin's First Year Anniversary.:hug::hug::hug:Wish I was there to be with you,but the the second best I can pray for you and remember the Lord is always with you,lean on him and his Blessed Mother. That where I turn to when I feel alone. I agree with RHONDA you have to give it some time.

SANDRA-We're not heading back to that restaurant until those waiters forget our little shenanigans. Some how I remembered she but it in her inter pocket. Yes I glad she found it as she was really worried,but in the parking lot we did give a howl at what happened to us for the second time.

RHONDA-Oh you bungee expert,that didn't sound like fun to me,I would have fallen.Good for you attempting such a thing. Can you imagine jumping over a bridge like the real experts do???????

PAM-I leave on Saturday at 7AM and will be at my DD house 4PM a little less than 9 hrs. But it worth doing so to be with the family as I haven't seem them since Christmas.Oh well!!! some of the movies that are done over aren't really the best. I looking forward to the 3 Stooges that's coming to our Theater some time late April Early May.

Have a great day

04-03-2012, 04:48 PM
Tornado warnings in effect, but nothing on the ground here. But, a big thunderstorm right now. If you have your TV on you'll see reports from the Dallas area. I've taken refuge in chocolate!

The bungee experience was with the trainer, not yoga or pilates. I really liked it and will do it again. I would NEVER jump off a bridge or cliff. NEVER!!! :eek:

04-03-2012, 07:53 PM
forgot to comment on the bungee. Sounds like fun. Hope Rhonda and Sandra are safe. Watching news about the tornadoes in Dallas/FW.

04-03-2012, 08:27 PM
We're safe. The tornadoes were within a few miles but we didn't have any damage. We didn't even get much rain. I was in town during most of it getting a pedi/mani. What we women do!

I went to WI this morning and was down 1.8 lbs. That makes 7.8 total. I am pumped!

Rhonda, your bungee experience sounds like fun. I'm glad you got to do it. Curtis had a different bungee episode yesterday while I was at school. He had 2 small bungee cords pop loose from a target stand he was working on. One popped him a good one just under his left eye. He has a swollen shiner that makes him look like he lost a big fight.

Pam, I am sorry about the flooring. Hope you get it fixed without too much difficulty.

04-03-2012, 09:22 PM
Rhonda and Sandra, I'm worried about both of you. I saw tornadoes near Denton and Dallas. The look horrible. Can you both please check in?

04-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Oh...I see your post Sandra. I'm relieved! Is Rhonda ok?

04-04-2012, 12:09 AM
I'm fine, thanks.

We only had thunderstorms. I was pacing the floor though. I went out tonight to listen to jazz.

Can you believe those tractor-trailers flying through the air. I've never seen that. All of that and no one was hurt or killed. Amazing. There are good warning systems.

04-04-2012, 10:51 AM
I am amazed, too. Those towns you've been seeing on TV are sort of between Rhonda and me. We were lucky to have been missed. I didn't know what all was going on or I wouldn't have gone to the salon. Seeing the destroyed homes on television was very upsetting. I can only imagine what those people must be going through. Thank goodness no one was killed or seriously injured. Miracle!

04-04-2012, 12:49 PM

This is a picture of wall cloud that was on the east side of the town where I live. I wasn't too far away, but didn't recognize it as a wall cloud...I just saw dark.

beach bum
04-04-2012, 02:27 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Went to the PO to stop my mail while I'm in NY than to the bank,and than to the Cemetery.Had my dinner and now after posting I will pack,and vacuum the living room & bed room,before I attack the rest of the house. Don't like coming home to a messy home.

RHONDA & SANDRA-Hope you out of the area where the tornadoes hit.
Boy they was a terrible storm damaging a lot of areas. Glad I don't have to face those.

RHONDA-Glad you like the bungee jumping your doing along with a training guiding you into those jumps. Those tornadoes really bother me thats the reason I would never move down south.

SANDRA-Big congrats for losing 1.8 this morning at WI. You're doing great.

Have to go and start packing

04-04-2012, 10:58 PM
Rhonda, I'm so glad ya'll were safe.

Maryann, thank you. Have fun!

This morning we went to town to watch our granddaughter perform. She sang "American Girl." Buttons are popping! I was outside all afternoon flinging arrows with friends. I am sunburned but happy. It's been a stellar day.

04-04-2012, 11:24 PM
Glad you had a good day, Sandra. I went to the gym and worked in the yard...good day here too.

Nancy, check in with us. I hope you're feeling better today.

04-05-2012, 12:21 AM
So glad everyone is safe.

I went to a little coastal town named Southport, NC with a girlfriend yesterday and just got home.
We had a seafood dinner overlooking sound & marina, a ferry ride, fishing, shopping & kayaking..

It was the perfect thing to pick me up and I feel back to myself tonight.
I really appreciate all the support here !!!!

04-05-2012, 09:08 AM
Nancy :hug:

I miss being able to just travel a few minutes and be on the shore of Lake Ontario. But, the lakes and rivers here are really beautiful too.

04-05-2012, 09:40 AM
morning chicks.

I had cardio appt yesterday. My dr. was thrilled with my cholesterol numbers. He said his day was going from bad to worse, but then he saw my numbers and ....I made his day.... I tried to talk him into letting me get off my meds. He said no way but did let me stop taking the niapsan. If my numbers go up in Sept, I have to get back on it.

Nancy, glad you are feeling better. Sounds like a fun time.

Maryann, we'll miss you. I always try to leave a clean house too. Nothing worse than coming home to a mess. My problem is I'm gone so long I have to deal with the dust.

Rhonda, I commend you for all the exercise you do. I've been slacking but try to do the treadmill at least every third day.

Sandra, congrats again on your achievement in the tournament. You rock!!!

Vickie, are you having foot surgery? Hope you are doing good too.

beach bum
04-05-2012, 01:32 PM
Hi Ladies:)

I'm packed but I still have last minute things to buy.This afternoon I going out with my my Rita to 99and than tonight I'm going to sing with my choir at the Holy Thursday Services. One of my friends in my choir is in the hospital so if i find some time I will be visiting her.Otherwise nothing is new,I'm up a bit on the scale due to eating to many snacks with sodium.

SANDRA-Glad you safe,A sun burn already.Gee!! I haven't had chance to set or walk in the sun to have one. Thanks ,I really looking forward to see my family again.

NANCY-Happy to see you 're in good spirits again,nothing like having a friend bring out out of depression.

PAM-Thanks, I won't be gone too long just until next Thursday. Oh Dusting is always there even if your dust everyday.

Have to go and meet my friend

Have a great day

04-05-2012, 04:11 PM
Hi ladies,
Visiting you after long time.
Rhonda you are a champ, love your bungees.
Nancy a big hug to you, time is the healer dear.
Pam in sept you will be off your medicines, for sure.
Maryann send some cleaning temperament my way too.
I keep my kitchen clean, but my 1/2 living room is filled with my quilting projects. One of these days, husband will say some thing and then I will keep every thing properly. I really need it

04-05-2012, 07:35 PM
Welcome back, Puneri. It's good to see you here.

We are readying to go to a church social tonight. I'm baking hummingbird cupcakes. I'm also looking for good cauliflower ideas. So far I'm thinking of roasting it with some dry onion soup mix (maybe?).

Maryann, this is my 3rd sunburn already this season. Gorgeous day today, too. Curtis is going out in a bit but I may stay inside and read.

Well, I didn't get around to reading. I have been cooking and putzing a bit in the yard.

Got to go. It's about time for us to leave.

04-06-2012, 12:32 AM
Hi Puneri.

Sandra, there is lots of salt in that dry onion soup. I'll see if I can find a roasted cauliflower recipe, but probably not by the time you need it :lol:

Have fun, Maryann.

I've had a long day and am going to bed.

04-06-2012, 09:19 AM
morning chicks. Can today be my WI? I liked the number on the scale this morning.

Sandra, you need to remember to apply your sunscreen.

Hi Puneri, welcome back. I used to quilt and have one to finish for my grandson. Maybe I should send it your way.

Hopefully they will come today to look at the flooring. They need to determine if they wood is bad or the install. Ummm, it was the install.

Have a great day.

beach bum
04-06-2012, 02:22 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Very busy today, had to go for Good Fridays Morning Prayers ,than for stations this afternoon and service tonight so I trying to get everything done in-between.My suitcase was packed yesterday and everything fit nicely as I'm just taking a few outfits,but my hand bag is a different story. Can't believe all the stuff I'm taking down with me,that I jamming in my big brown bag. Not worried I figure it out.

SANDRA-3rd sunburn wow its still to cold up here to sit in the sun.

RHONDA-Thanks,I hope you have a wonderful time watching your granddaughters preform.

PAM-I guess you lost this morning big congrats.Hope I can maintain after the Easter Holiday


Have a great day

04-06-2012, 05:22 PM
Pam, good luck with your flooring. What day is your WI? I can't remember.

Rhonda, I found a recipe just using olive oil, crushed red pepper, and a little salt. Didn't have to find that. That's the way I cook it most of the time. (roasting in a hot oven)

Maryann, have fun!

I have had a good day today. Did a lot of reflecting at a local cemetary. (A lot of walking, too!) Curtis and I are going out for dinner. I'm going to spend some WAP's. That's the plan.

04-06-2012, 07:40 PM
Have a great visit Maryann.

Sandra, my WI is Monday, I was up .6, but today I was down 1.6 from what I weighed on Monday. Hope it holds up. They came today to inspect the floor and are going to tear out what was layed and start over, with new flooring. The install was shabby, they admitted it. Have fun at dinner.

We went grocery shopping for Easter dinner and had Mexican for lunch. I only ate half my plate, I was full, but ate way too many chips. Do we ever learn?

04-06-2012, 08:51 PM
Pam, I hope your 1.6 weightloss holds. That's good they are re-laying your floor.

04-06-2012, 10:22 PM
Whew, another long day. I went to Bonham (1 1/2 hours east of here) with my niece. We are having my brother, her father, transferred to the VA there from the one in west Texas. The irony is that when our family settled in Texas in the mid-1800's they settled in Bonham.

We got home at 2PM, I made a cake for tonight's First Friday event at the art gallery, the grandkids arrived at 3PM. I took the cake to the gallery, came home, made another cake because the kids and DH wanted it, fed everyone, got the kids in bed. I'm now going to the party and hope that the kids don't give DH grief because patience is not his long suit :lol:

I NEED the party!

04-07-2012, 12:36 PM
Good Morning Chicks! I wanted to stop by while I had a minute to tell you all to have a wonderful Easter tomorrow....if you celebrate. I will be at my Sister's house celebrating with my family. I worked hard yesterday making cookies and my jello mold. Yes....I ate 3 cookies and they were sinfully delicious. I had to try one to make sure that they were good enough to serve to my family. Cookies 2 and 3 were just for me because they tasted so good. know what? They were too rich. Yep....I have surely been eating primarily healthy for long enough now that those things just don't set right.

I'm proud of all of you for doing so well. My endoscopic ultrasound is on Monday....complete with yet another biopsy. I hope that I will get an all clear by the end of next week. I'd appreciate good thoughts and prayers if you are the praying kind of person.

Nancy, I truly cannot believe it has been a year already. I wish I could hug you and take you out for a cup of coffee and a laugh or two. You sound like you are doing what you need to be doing. It is ok to acknowledge and experience your grief.

Have fun Mary Ann.

Pam, Rhonda, and Sandra......what are your plans?

I can eat whatever I want tomorrow until midnight but I'm going to try to be a bit careful anyway. Don't want a bellyache on test morning!

04-07-2012, 02:40 PM
Rhonda, I hope you enjoyed the party. And I hope Doyle had patience when needed with the grands. Bonham will be much better for all of you. That is ironic about the complete circle.

Vickie, you are definitely in my prayers that all goes well. Also, I will be there with you in spirit. Glad you enjoyed the cookies. I'm sort of back on sugar now that I'm doing WW. In fact, Curtis and I are going to a local ice cream parlor for hot fudge sundaes in a bit. I get mine with sugar free ice cream, but I'm sure the hot fudge is decadent enough. Well, I also have the nuts, whipped topping, and a cherry on top. This treat costs me a lot of WAP's, but it's worth it.

We had 2 bunnies on our back porch this morning. They are evidently living in our big flowerbed that's actually a briar patch due to the groundcover rosebushes. We've seen them several times, but today was the first seeing them on the porch. Neat!

I had a WW TV dinner for lunch. A Fiber One Brownie with fruit for bfast. Now I'm waiting to go to town for my sundae. Ahhhhhh......

04-07-2012, 10:45 PM
I enjoyed the party last night, and the kids were sleeping and didn't give DH any problem.

Survived the day....having grandkids here, taking the two older ones shopping, then taking all of them to my great-niece's 8th year birthday party. We then took the grandkids home and went out for dinner alone.

Tomorrow, we are going to another great niece's new home for Easter brunch. It's funny to have one great niece who is 26 and others who are 13, 9 and 8. It's the oldest one we're seeing tomorrow.

Vickie, I'm thinking of you and I hope all the testing can put your mind at ease.

Enjoy tomorrow everyone.

04-08-2012, 09:57 AM
:easter2: Happy Easter chicks.

Vickie, good luck Monday. Hope everything works out.

Sandra, how was that sundae? My mouth is drooling, thinking about it.

Rhonda, you party animal. Enjoy your day.

I'm cooking today. Having my daughter and her family over. Making ham and all the fixings. I'm doing so well on the scale the last few days, and I'm sure I'll blow it today. For dessert we are having fresh fruit with a healthy dip. No pies.
I was 163.8 last Monday and today I was 160.8. Can it hold up???? I see the 150's in my near future, lol.

Have a great day all.

04-08-2012, 10:29 AM
Congrats Pam. I am continually losing and gaining the same three pounds.

Baking a pie and leaving in an hour and a half. I'm really looking forward to it.

Sandra, I guess you're having rabbit for lunch? ;)

Happy Easter everyone!!

04-08-2012, 04:33 PM
:easter: HAPPY EASTER, CHICKIES!! :bunny2:

We went to church services this morning then out to lunch. I was able to stay OP. Now we're home taking it easy.

Vickie, :hug: for your tests tomorrow. I hope you get the results you're wanting.

Rhonda, inquiring mines want to know what kind of pie? Enjoy your day with the young ones!

Pam, you go, girl! You'll be in the 150's before you know it. Fruit for dessert is a great idea. The sundae was good. I just allow myself one per week. So far, I've been able to lose doing that. If I have a gain, I'll stop. (for awhile, anyway)

Speaking of fruit. I think it's time I had some.

04-08-2012, 05:42 PM
Buttermilk pie! It is sooooo good, and I had only one medium-sized piece. :hungry:

We went to my great-niece's new home-- it has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and was built in the 1980's. It's is in a pretty neighborhood, is close to a park for the kiddos and has a fenced-in yard. All in all, a very nice home to begin her new life in. Their plan is to marry in October.

She kept the party to a casual cook-out which had to be moved inside because it began to rain.

For me, now, a NAP!!

04-08-2012, 05:44 PM
:hungry: MMMMMMMM.......buttermilk pie!!!

04-08-2012, 09:46 PM
never heard of buttermilk pie. What does it taste like?

Sandra, if you can eat a sundae and still lose, I say go for it. I ate too much at dinner, but it was good.

My back is killing me from standing on the hard tile all day while cooking. It really hurts when I do extensive cooking for the family. A cookout sounds good to me.

04-09-2012, 12:05 AM
Pam, I hope your back is feeling better. And I'm hoping I have another loss this Tuesday. If I don't I'll pass on the sundaes for awhile.

I am eating a LOT of fruit. I hope I don't turn into a monkey cuz of so many bananas.