WELCOME NONA! We are glad to have you here with us. Congrats on your phenominal success! Keep up the good work!
JANA: The baby is in my prayers.
Okay, I am now going to address "reach". Not sure if it even applies to this situation, but because of my frequent UTIs, I have purchased some baby wipes for myself. My doctor told me that I must be extremely careful due to my...er...anatomy.
Hi to everyone else and before I leave....this is my 15th day in a row staying within my points range.
03-25-2003, 09:54 PM
Hello Everyone! Thanks for the warm welcome... :^:
I'm trying to read a few of your posts to get to know you. Everyone seems so friendly and upbeat here - I like that!!
Today is going very well for me. I have been in my point range all day, actually since Saturday, and feel super. I'm even getting a bit of exercise in... not enough, but some. I'll add more exercise as I go.
Carree, Hope your feeling better.:(
Can't wait to "meet" everyone.
03-25-2003, 10:09 PM
15 days...fabulous job, Carree! They say it takes 6 weeks for a new habit to become ingrained and you are certainly on the way.
Because we started a new thread, I'm going to repost the link to the quilt I just finished and some of my paintings. :)
---------------> Click here <------------- (http://www.webphotos.com/list_photos.asp?mi=3&smi=1&a=105734)
03-25-2003, 10:14 PM
any exercize is better than no excercize. ;)
short & sassy
03-25-2003, 10:34 PM
DONNA, we will miss you, please come by and say hello to us occasionally.
NONA, welcome to our small group. Congrats on staying OP. Sometimes I find it more difficult than others. I have been doing WW online for four weeks now and I've lost 11.8 lbs. For some reason I have been over-eating the last two days, I've got to get a grip.
Are you married? Do you have children? I am a 44 year old mother of two girls, one step-daughter and five grandchildren with one on the way. Oh, and I have a been married to a wonderful man for the last eighteen years.
KAT, you are really talented!! Do you sell your paintings? The quilt is beautiful. How long did it take you to finish it?
JANA, hope the baby is alright. Your daughter is in my prayers.
CARREE, hello, we were beginning to worry about you. Glad to hear that you have been OP.
Well, I'm gonna run, I need to check my grades. Talk to you tomorrow.
03-25-2003, 11:57 PM
I've sold some of my drawings, but not any paintings...of course, I haven't tried to sell any either. *lol*
If you want to purchase one, let me know and I'm sure we can work something out. *grin* I did the quilt over a 5 year period, working on it a few hours at a time...I'm sure I have at least a couple hundred hours into it though. Its one of the ways I relax.
03-26-2003, 01:44 PM
Hi everybody, :wave:
Kat - your painting is gorgeous! Wish I was as "perky" as she. And the quilt is beautiful, too. As a fellow quilter and embroiderer, I can appreciate the hours you spent on it.
Carree - way to go on being op! We often keep baby wipes in the bathroom, too. Makes things nicer, ya know?? Leave it to THIS group to discuss something like "The Reach", lol. Sounds like a Seinfeld episode!
Nona - glad you are having a good day. Hang around here and we will always cheer you up!
Ruth - so how are the grades? Will you be going to summer school, too?
DD and baby (babies???) are doing just fine. Thank you all SO MUCH for the prayers and good thoughts. I am still OP and doing well with the exercise and water. Today I went in for new glasses, and couldn't believe how the prices have gone up! But they are really nice looking frames, and I feel very comfortable in them.
Well, I'm gonna go take a nap... yawn... see you guys later.
03-26-2003, 08:40 PM
Just popping in to say Hi!
Jana: glad the little ones are better!
Hope all you ladies are doing great! I could be better with food, but am having trouble getting back in the groove after being sick. Don't know why that is....I am power walking the mall everyday without fail though.
You all have a good evening!
03-27-2003, 11:26 AM
Good Morning Ladies ~
It's a beautiful day here in Arizona, and I'm off to school in a few moments. I have been married for almost 18 years, and now that my 2 boys are both in school full-time (5th and 2nd grade), I decided to go to school for ME! :D I am one of the older students at 38 years old: but I'm having fun. I'm studying Elementary Education.
Well, you asked to hear a bit about me.... guess thats a
start. Stay tuned ~~ more to come~~ LOL :dizzy:
Donna, I hope your feeling better and back in the swing of things soon.
Ruth, Congrats on the loss over the past few weeks. I hope I can do as well as you! What "grades" do you check? Are you a teacher...?
Carree, Super job staying op. What a great habit!
Have A Great Day ~~ Nona :df:
03-28-2003, 08:47 AM
Donna - Way to go on all the exercise! You are doing a fantastic job there... As far as the food, just think about your vacation that's coming up in the Fall and maybe that will give you an extra incentive. That's what's got me OP again! Knowing I'm flying to Disney in 7 more weeks is a REAL incentive! I hurt my knee by walking too far too fast, and now am doing old-fashioned calisthetics (SP?) You know, the kind of exercises we did in gym class way back when.
Nona - You and Ruth and Kat are all students here! Guess we should have called ourselves the Co-eds!! I am in my 17th year of marriage, too. It's nice and comfortable at this stage, isn't it?
I came to my husband as part of a package deal, and didn't have the coveted time together alone as it seems you and your DH did.
Carree, Kat and Ruth - hi!
Essey and Julie - if you are reading this, please stop by to say hello...
Well, I've been busy planning for a Mother/Daughter banquet at our church. Boy, there are lots of details to a big dinner like this!
But today I'm going to run down to Evansville and go shopping just for the fun of it.
03-29-2003, 01:58 PM
YEAH!! I lost 2.8 lbs!!!
Can you tell I'm happy? ;)
Have a super weekend. I'm off to my sisters for the night and will catch up with everyone later.
04-01-2003, 12:30 AM
Way to go Nona!!
04-02-2003, 01:08 PM
Hello everyone! Hope you all are doing well. I seem to be up and running well again. We have a 30 day no cheat/exercise challenge going on at another thread so I am chugging right along with that. I have lost another 10 lbs so that is great too!
Thought you might get a laugh at my dgs latest exploits. If that kid doesn't kill his parents, they are going to be very lucky! :lol:
Kelly told T to tell Granddad and Nonny what he had done in the house. He said, " I cooked a corndog in the microwave and started the house on fire." Yep, that is kind of what he did. While Kelly was upstairs, he got a plastic plate, got a corndog out of the freezer, wrapped it in a washcloth, put it in the microwave and set it to cook for 30 minutes. Kelly came downstairs and the house was filled with smoke. She got the plate outside onto the sidewalk and went back in to open the windows. When she came back out, she said the corndog had taken off and looked like sparklers on the Fourth of July! That's my boy! lol He then told me about Mr. Guy (his other grandparents cat) He sid, "Mr. Guy was sick and Pops was crying so we put Mr Guy in the mud so he would be nice and cosy!" What a way to look at death! lol
Is everyone staying op and getting in their exercise? My exercise is going great. I had to walk the complex instead of the mall yesterday and so of course my back hurt last night. The mall is just an ideal place to walk and I can power walk there because I don't have to worry about sticks stones etc.
Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I have an interview for one of the part time jobs I applied for over 3 weeks ago tomorrow and am putting out resumes for full time employment. I need to go back to work. I am bored silly and afraid I will start eating again. One of the biggest problems is transportation. My dh's clunker has a couple pretty big problems and is not running (manifold and an electrical problem) so we are down to the one car. There is one place that would be perfect and could fit in with transpo problems but who knows whether they will be interested in me or not.
Well, have a good week ladies and stay OP!
04-02-2003, 08:31 PM
Donna - you sure will be in my prayers.. I hope you get the job, and you will, if it is meant to be. Your dgs is so precious! I can hardly wait until the twins are old enough to talk. Madison said Maw Maw yesterday for the first time, and I was so elated!!!!
I have been doing very well with the food and the water, but since I hurt my knee, the exercise is next to none. Well, I am getting exercise in the yard, though. It has been beautiful weather here, and I spent quite a while outside today, moving stuff from one shed to another. DH is giving me a nice big shed (with a concrete floor and a roof that doesn't leak) to call my own. I have been busy with that. Also, there is a lot to be done in the garden and that will give me a real good workout all summer.
By the way, you guys know that every year when Spring gets here, I disappear for awhile, so don't think I bailed on you if I don't check in much.
04-02-2003, 11:37 PM
I think he might want to make some changes in his online exam...take a peek at the bar at the bottom of the page as each quiz image loads. *lol* (Not to mention the fact that some of the choices are ridiculous and the answer would be obvious anyhow!)
Take a peek at this exam *lmao* (http://www2.norwich.edu/barnard/bi260/bird_quiz/listI_quiz.html)
04-05-2003, 04:37 PM
just popping this up before it falls off the end of the page.
04-08-2003, 11:34 AM
So, where is everybody?
I'm in and out in a hurry because I've got a paper to finish up for tomorrow morning, but did want to say hello.
I've got killer heartburn this morning, so that is making a wonderful diet aid. I also managed to get the house 90% picked up...that feels good. I wish I were motivated to do that more often!
04-09-2003, 10:10 AM
I'm here!! It's raining today so I'm stuck indoors. Rats!
Kat - I never looked at heartburn as a diet aid, but you're right! It certainly discourages any further indulgences. Did you get your paper done?
DD's doc thinks there is only 1 fetus this time. She will have an ultrasound in 8 more weeks - she's only 14 wks right now. Hopefully they will be able to tell which sex it is, too. She and her DH are hoping for another girl, while I am secretly rooting for a boy.
I've got some of DH's family coming in this coming Sunday for an early Easter celebration. It's only 6 people, but I am looking forward to it. I love to entertain. I am serving good old favorites and including heathy choices, too.
04-09-2003, 04:00 PM
Can you tell I'm glad to see you? *gete*
No more bleeding I hope?
I did get the paper done, at 3 am, and then put the final touches on it this morning. Its now been submitted and all I can do is hope for the best. I found out 3 days before it was due that the weeks worth of research I had done for a different topic wouldn't meet her expectations, so I essentially pulled a topic out of my arse, researched it, and spewed out a paper in 3 days. Whew.
Too bad on the other topic, because I really liked it. As for heartburn, I've had it nonstop for the last 4-5 days, and its not responding to anything I take for it. If it keeps up, I'll have to actually go get it checked out. *sigh* Right now I'm bushed from the late night, so I'm headed to take a nap.
Don't be such a stranger, eh?
04-10-2003, 09:28 AM
Kat - look for a PM from me, okay?
04-10-2003, 12:13 PM
Well, after a serious lapse in which I crept back up to 226, I'm once again headed in the right direction. The scale read 221 this morning.
I've had my suspicions lately, so I bought a glucometer, and my blood sugars have definitely been off. I guess I'll stick myself for a while and make sure they are back where they ought to be. I also thought my Rx smelled off the other day, so I refilled it, and it appears to be working much better. I pay enough for it, so I do WANT it to work!
I finished that last paper...stayed up until 3 am and then got up early to finish it...I hope I get a decent grade on it and didn't write garbage because I was exhausted. *grin* Only 3 more weeks left in the semester!
04-10-2003, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by fropvd
I've had my suspicions lately, so I bought a glucometer, and my blood sugars have definitely been off. I guess I'll stick myself for a while and make sure they are back where they ought to be.
Yes, I know that feeling--I poke myself every morning. One morning my levels were only 45 (I had gotten up feeling really crappy, which prompted me to do a 'stick' PDQ); this morning it was 138. Not too bad I guess, considering the doc says that normal levels are between 80-120. Oh, well, at least I don't have to take antidibetic meds or insulin :yikes:!
04-10-2003, 11:22 PM
Well, I was at 198 after lunch yesterday...I shouldn't be higher than 140 after a meal. :(
Fasting was 110...on the high side, but within normal limits (barely).
I upped the glucophage I take for PCOS and not only did my glucose levels come down (128 after lunch), but I'm not nearly as thirsty or tired. Putting two and two together, I need to monitor myself for a while and make sure I'm not developing diabetes. (I have the family history from h*ll for diabetes, so add that to the excess tonnage, and I'm at exceptionally high risk.)
04-10-2003, 11:28 PM
My mother developed maturity-onset diabetes at 54; it was discovered at my doctor appointment last week that I was "borderline," which sounds like something you may be dealing with (Just a wild guess :shrug: ). My fast level before breakfast was 108; it jumped to 138 after breakfast. I'm wondering if I should do my 'poke' more often, but I usually don't feel ill. When I do, I check my glucose level, then eat something, but since I am on the 1500 calorie plan from the American Diabetes Association, I feel pretty good most of the time.
04-10-2003, 11:58 PM
Well, the good news for both of us is that by losing weight, there is a good chance we'll be able to avoid developing diabetes, or at the worst, keep off of medications. IN any event, keeping tabs with fingersticks and keeping within normal ranges will avoid the microvascular damage that causes the horrendous complications of diabetes. I do know I've been hyperinsulinemic for the at least the last 6 years...a combination of PCOS and obesity.