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05-14-2003, 11:55 PM
lol I just post a new thread too. Talk about confusing. That is okay, I don't have time for a long post because my hubby just came home. I enjoyed seeing everyone in chat. I'll see you all again really soon.
05-14-2003, 11:57 PM
Good evening everyone!
The last thread was getting a tad too long; so that pretty much signaled the need for a new one :) Hope no one minds that I took the initiative.
Anyway, I had my eye exam today; the doctor said not to be surprised if I need bifocals around the age of 45--but the good news is that there is no glaucoma or early signs of cataracts--and that my distance vision has gotten better:cp: !
My insurance covered the lenses and the eye exam in full, and paid the first $50 on the frames--so I only have to pay $20 for a new complete pair of glasses...not bad! :bravo:
Someone asked what the film I was offered was about, so here is a brief synopsis:
SORROW IS MY SISTER
A Screenplay By David-Matthew Barnes
After her mother’s sudden death, a young black woman is forced to live with her white father and white half-sister in a racially charged Southern town.
Raised by a single-mother for her entire life, a young black woman named Sorrow has never known the identity of her birth father. When her mother suddenly dies from untreated cancer, Sorrow is sent from urban Chicago to a racially divided Southern town called Avalon. There, Sorrow meets her father, Edward, and half-sister, Jillian, whom are both white. Jillian initially rejects her half-sister, frightened by what her peers will do and say if they where to discover that Sorrow was her sister. When Jillian finally confesses that she is plagued with crippling depression, brought on by the accidental death of her mother for which she blames herself, the two sisters finally attempt to accept their differences. Faced with racism and hate crimes, Sorrow finds strength from her new family’s black housekeeper, Gigi, who becomes her mentor and source of courage and inspiration. In a riveting moment, the two sisters are forced to fight for each other's lives when they are caught in a near-death crisis. That moment changes lives forever and renews a sense of sisterhood.
Written by Elly-award winning writer David-Matthew Barnes, Sorrow Is My Sister was developed in order to "explore racial relationships in our country, specifically through a family". Mr. Barnes is no stranger to writing for women and teenagers. He wrote and directed the Latina coming-of-age feature film, Frozen Stars (adapted from his successful Chicago stage play), which stars Lana Parrilla (of ABC’s “Spin City”) and will be released nationally this year. Mr. Barnes' stage plays have been featured in several anthologies including The Best Stage Scenes of 2000 and The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2000. Mr. Barnes' critically acclaimed stage play, False Hopes, a drama for African-American women, was chosen by Love Creek Productions for inclusion in their Summer 2001 One-Act Series. The play received an off-Broadway premiere at the John Houseman Studio Theatre.
Sorry I missed chat; I will try to make the next one. Hope this evening finds you all well! :grouphug:
05-15-2003, 02:05 AM
Amanda... I love your pictures. :) What a cute little girl you have. What is her name??
Lori.. thanks for starting the new thread for us.
Terri... WELCOME !!! I don't think I have ever welcomed you to our group. I travel to Missouri all the time. Where do you live in Miissouri ??
Everyone else... I love you all but not in the mood to write tonight.
I see Kat has Thin and Tina under control. :lol:
I know there are more I need to respond to... but it is not going to happen tonight. Take care of yourselves... and take this weight LOSS journey seriously. PLEASE !!!!!!!
05-15-2003, 06:45 AM
Good Morning all,
It's still early, but I just couldn't lay in bed any longer this morning. We had chinese food last night, first time I've had that in months and I do mean months so my belly was so upset and I went to bed early so now Im up early. I did enjoy the food though, and might have gone over in points but not to much cause alls else I had yesterday was a salad with just green stuff and little bit of cheese in it. Will do my weigh in this afternoon.
It was nice chatting with Amanda, Mary, and Steph last night. The biggest topic I think was babies and how we had them (i.e. natural or c section) and if we had morning sickness or what ever else you had go wrong or right in your pregnancy(s). Seems Amanda and I had lots in common on that issue. I wish I had had pregnancies like Steph.....but, oh well in the end GOD granted me 2 lovely, healthy childeren, what more can I ask for?
Guess I will close for now and check in later....
1. My health
2. My kids & hubby
3. The rest of my family
4. This web site
5. All of you
6. The sun is finally gonna shine today they say!!
7. My life is getting back to some normalcy.
Hugs to you all
Terri in MO
05-15-2003, 08:55 AM
Only time for a quick reply. I need to go walk the dog again this morning.
2cute: I live in the Kansas City metro area. What area do you travel to?
Here's lots of :goodvibes: to everyone to have a great OP day!
05-15-2003, 10:32 AM
Good Morning Chicks!!! :chicken:
I'm just sitting here at work eating my oatmeal and getting a slow start to the day, but I wanted to say hello and wish everyone a wonderful Thursday! :)
Amanda - Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful, smiling face and your daughters! I love being able to put a face with a name.
Lori - Glad the eye visit went well. $20 for new glasses - that's great!!! I had corrective laser surgery last year so no more glasses for me! I love it! At the time my company covered it so it didn't cost me a penny. They have taken that away now --- I guess too many people were taking advantage of the great offer.
Sandy - I wish I would have made it to chat last night. I would have loved all the insight on your preganancies. We are really hoping to have a little one -- soon! We've been trying for a while with no luck so after vacation it's back to the doctor for both of us. Hubby's not too excited about his test. :o
Terri - what kind of dog do you have. I've got three of my own at home. A beagle/terrier mix (8 yrs), a mutt (7 years) and a Chihuahua (5 months)! They are my little girls!! :)
Alrighty --- gotta run.
05-15-2003, 10:34 AM
I FINALLY made it on that long walk... although only around the local neighbourhood, haven't made it up to Darwin yet! hee hee I walked what we estimate to be about 6km, which is about 3.6 miles... I loved it. Had my walkman on, powered along and did it in 45 minutes!!!! The only problem with a walkman is when you forget that no one else can hear the music and you start singing out loud! :lol:
I can't believe how many days I went without exercising. Was really feeling it that's for sure! However, luckily, I haven't gained any weight and remain at 106 kilos. Would rather be losing, but considering what I consumed over the weekend!!! :nono:
I went and bought some new leggings and a top yesterday, as a way to get me motivated and give me something decent to wear when I go walking. These pants are really nice. They're 3/4 length, a dark blue/grey/purple colour with a band of pink and purple running down the outside of the leg. I FEEL energetic just wearing them! So there I was today, in my new leggings and sneakers and top, bottle of water in one hand and walkman in my pocket, feeling on top of the world as I powered along to some of my favourite music.... GOTTA LOVE IT!!!
Better get to bed, got a busy day tomorrow. I got given a gift voucher for Christmas for a Deluxe Pedicure and Manicure, which I'm finally getting tomorrow. I've also got lots of gardening to do - haven't been into the garden since last week, it's been raining. Guess I'd better use really good gloves so I don't ruin my nailpolish! hee hee
05-15-2003, 11:22 AM
Lynne made me wonder...
What kind of music do you listen to when you go walking/exercising? (This is for everyone to answer if you wish...I'm nosy.)
I have the Rolling Stones greatest hits CD, "40 Licks." (Yes, I'm dating myself!) I love all the old stuff by them... you can really power along to that! Any Beatles music is good too, but the old stuff is best...nice and peppy.
Give me some new ideas, please!
Books on tape are great, too...you can get so absorbed in the story that you just don't want to stop walking. Try it!
I have to sleep now...last night was my first night back to work after 8 days off. I'm ready for another week. :faint:
I shall return...
05-15-2003, 11:47 AM
Ok not much time to post.
I just wanted to thank all of you for being there for me, I really appreciate it. I needed to hear all the advice you had to give, it was much helpful. It let me know that I do need to concentrate on my own family and that it is ok to. And that I will do.
Now as far as my eating, what do you do for the "boredoms". I am stuck and bored with my food. I need new ideas or something.
Tina and Thin: Come on girls, if you dont get back on track whos footsteps will I follow in??:D
Amanda: Love the pic! Beautiful daughter! Although I liked the other picture as well. I haven't quite figured out how to post a picture?? I am puter illiterat. I only do the simple and basic. :dizzy:
Anyone else I missed, which I know there are alot of you, I am out time for now and have lost track of where I was, so I will catch you all later.
Have a great day, tonight is my WI and not so sure I have done very well. But I am not giving up!!
05-15-2003, 12:03 PM
Hi everyone! :wave: I was out last night doing research for my school board election. Had a very nice meeting with an "informant". I was able to gleen alot of information and develop some really good questions that I'm sure the voters would like the answers to. :s:
This morning I was up early. I had two last minute 'coffee shops' I had to do before 10:00 AM. They were on the other side of town, so sleeping in was not an option. :(
In a bit, I have to leave and be a 'showgirl'. The Matrix opens this week and I have early trailer checks to do. I'm taking #1 son with me as there are so many showtimes and then I'll let him stay and watch the movie and I'm coming home to do paperwork. I'm trying desperately to keep up with it these days.
I also have to find some time to do some brochure designing for the campaign. For somebody that really didn't want the job, I'm getting sucked in to all the drama once again. :o The more I research, the more I'm sure that somebody needs to be asking some serious questions and right now there isn't anyone on the board that is doing that.
Tina: Thank you for your 'kick A$$' post. That's exactly what I meant. And if you're serious, I will be happy to 'kick A$$' right back at you. NOW GET TO WW AND DON'T WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE RACE!!!!!! You can do far too much damage between now and then, and you know that it takes twice or three times as long to lose it as it does to put it on. So do yourself a favor!
Katrina: Thank you :drill: sargent!!! That's what I'm talking about. Yup, that's what I'm after. Now don't let up until I get the message.
Amanda: Thanks for the picture. And what a sweetie pie your little girl is! :)
Terri: I don't care if your statement was yours or your leaders. They are wise words nonetheless. Those leaders really have a repetoire of good stuff to share, don't they?
Mary: Good to see you.
Barb: Sorry your hubby is still AWOL.
Lori: Good job starting the new thread. Thanks. * The movie plot sounds interesting.
2cute: Not happy to hear you're 'moody' again. Get in here and let it out. Festering is not good for the soul.
Sandy: Sorry I missed chat. I was busy gathering information.
Lynne: Sounds like that walk put you back on track. I bet it felt good to accomplish some activity.
Deon: I will be back on track. I wouldn't want you to not have footsteps! I'll try and get some recipes posted for you.
Gotta run. It's 'showtime'. See you all later.
""The less I have to do, the less time I find to do it in."
05-15-2003, 01:19 PM
Hi All ---
Popping in for my lunchtime HELLO!!! :wave: After this I am going to run over to Target to pick up a few things for the trip. Then back into the office for the last minute rush of getting things done. I am still working tomorrow - from home. So, this is last time I have to be in the office until after Memorial Day! Yippie!!!
Lynne -- Good job on the walk!!! Have fun getting your manicure and pedicure. Sounds like a fun treat!!!
Kat --- I don't usually listen to music when I exercise. If I'm at home on the treadmill I watch TV and if I go walking through the neighborhood I just take in all the sights and sounds -- not to mention I usually have a dog or two by my side.
Deon --- When I am bored with food I usually hit the internet and search for some new recipes or wander around a healthy type store like Trader Joes or Zagaras.
Thin --- You are a busy gal! Good Luck with the campaign work!
Time for me to run! See ya later!
05-15-2003, 02:08 PM
I've become a lurker again, and need to snap out of it, you gals are so good a responding to each other, I need to stop sitting in the outfield and join in.
I've been feeling quite crappy lately, I don't know whats going on with this body of mine, I feel like I'm totally PMSing, but I had my period last week, even though it was due today, and I'm still spoting a bit, so I don't know what's going on with TOM. As well as I'm so tired, and my allergies are really bothering me. I took a Reactin the other night, and yesterday I couldn't keep my eyes open and work, and I find when I take this med, I become *****ier than ever, so I don't want to take the med. I guess I'll just have to go back to the Doctor and ask what else might work for me. Any of you gals suffering from allergies, what kind of medicine do you take??:(
Food has been terrible the last couple of days, we had a BBQ at work on Tuesday, and had tons of food, so I ate till I felt sick, and yesterday, we tried to get rid of some of the left overs, and I ate way to much again, and we still have tons left over, I'm currently snacking on some pickles as we speak, we still have a couple dozen smokies left and some hamburgers, there frozen, so hopefully no one decides to BBQ again today. I just don't know how to say NO..
But I did step on the scale today, to see what kind of damage I've done, and my weight is still the same, so It gave me the incentive to make the most out of the rest of the week. I want to have another loss on monday.
Went and visited some friends on Sunday, we haven't seen them in along time, and my friend had commented me on my loss and said she could really see it in my face, said I was looking good. So that's always nice to here, actually if you look at my face you wouldn't think I'm over weight, I don't have a doulble chin and have good cheek bones, I can actually see my hollowing under my cheekbones, when I use to have chubby cheeks. I don't want to get satisfied, and stay at this weight, I want to be able to wear shorts by the end of the summer, and not feel ashamed. Would love to get a tan on this white body.
Oh yeah, on Monday, I went for a walk, I think I walked 2.5 miles, and I felt good, I was walking fast, and didn't have any pains in my shins, and my legs and calfs weren't aching. Last year, when I started walking I could barely walk any distance with out my shins killing me. I would like to do this walk at least 4X a week, so keep on asking me how the walking going.
I saw some pictures at my mom's house, of my son's birthday in Sept, I look huge, (yes I know I am huge) but it really brings things into perspective, I looked totally different than the image I have in my head. I looked awful, and I don't want to look, awful. I want to be pretty, and feel pretty, diffently will use these pictures as before pictures, it really shows the weight.
Son started soccer this week, and I think he really will enjoy soccer, I'm not to fond of being a hockey mom, but I think I can live with being a soccer mom, and it cost's alot less.
DF fiance has been working out of town the last couple of night so I haven't seen him since Monday. I like having a break from him every now and then, lately he can't seem to keep his hands off me, and Is constantly telling me how much he loves me and what he wants to do to me, and sometimes all this attention really gets on my nerves, I can't give the guy a kiss, with out him wanting something more. I can't imagine what It would be like If I was 100lbs, lighter, we'd never leave the bedroom if it was up to him.:lol:
Okay gals, I'm at work so I better do something productive,
TA TA for now,
05-15-2003, 02:33 PM
Hey Duckie ---
Good to hear from you. I only have a second, but I thought I'd chime in on the allergies --- a few weeks ago I was absolutely miserable and sick from them. I am taking Flonase and Zyrtec right now and it's wonderful. I use the Flonase (nasal spray) in the morning and take a Zyrtec in the evening (it can make you drowsy so I take it at night). After a few days of this routine I felt a million times better!!! Belive me, I understand how miserable allergies can be! Feel better soon!
05-15-2003, 02:40 PM
Good afternoon chickadees!! How are you today? I am feeling fabulous once again. I went to the gym for night 3 last night and I have one word about it....OUCH. I like being sore though because then I know it is working. Tonight I am going at 6 and walking for 30 minutes on the treadmill and then I am gonna take a class at 6:30. It is called BodyFlow and it is a mixture of Yoga, TaeChi, and Pilates. I am excited about it because I have been wanting to try those. Robert told me last night that when my free pass is up I should go ahead and join. He is such a sweetheart!! I dont know that i will though. It is only $39 a month but you have to sign a 2 year contract. I hate signing contracts because you never know what might happen where you are unable to keep paying. Anyway, I dont know what I am gonna do about it yet.
Duckie- Throw those leftovers out sweetie!! They will only continue to be a temptation for you. You have come this far and you can continue. I am like you, I never know just how bad I look until I see pictures. I think I have myself fooled sometimes. Start posting more often. I know it helps me to get in here and share. Dont give up!! Just think of what next year's birthday pictures could look like.
Barb- A 9 day vacation?? I am green with envy. I am only kidding!! Where are you going? Take me with you please!! Nope only kidding again. I hope you have a great vacation!!
Thin- You have been doing so good and I can bet feeling better too, so dont throw it all out the window now!! Get rid of the red light foods and start moving that body!! If I can do it, then you can do it! You are worth being healthy. By the way, that was said with complete love :)
Deon- You seem to be in a better mood. I am glad to see it. Take care of you girl!!
Kat- I listen to all kinds of music. I love to work out to "I will survive", it really gets my blood pumping. I have a CD burner so I have a huge mix of songs. I like power songs!
LoseFor Life- 3.6 miles is great!! I think I would pass out if I did that in 45 minutes. It takes me 30 minutes to go about 2 on the treadmill. Good going!!
determined to succeed- Hello, hope to see you later with a longer post :)
Sandy- I wish I had made it in chat in time to join that discussion. I love talking about my babies. I had easy pregnancies except for morning sickness. My oldest Lee was induced at 33 weeks and only weighed 2 lbs and 14 oz. He was in the hospital for the first 28 days of his life. My placenta had stopped functioning during the middle of my pregnancy.
2Cute- I am a huge American I dol fan also. I like Clay and Ruben both so I am happy but I have been pulling for Clay since Kimberly Caldwell was voted off. Clay is a NC boy and I was born in NC. Plus he is so cute. Next week is gonna be good. The votes are gonna be close. Go Clay and Ruben!!!!
Amanda- Great picture!! I bet you are so happy with your new computer. I used to have WebTV and a computer allows you to do and see so much more huh?
Lori- What part are you playing in that screenplay? Jillian? Will it be on TV or what? Let me know!
Well I need to go and do some dishes and drink some water. Have a great day all!!!
05-15-2003, 03:02 PM
Hey ladies. Just popping in for a bit before I go to Curves. I usually go in the morning, but couldn't today so I am going when they reopen at 3. Chat was fun last night. It's rare that I am home on Wednesday nights. I don't have time for individual replies as I am trying to get the rest of my laundry done before I go to Curves. I have to work tonight so I got to get my butt in gear. I'll try to pop in tonight after work.
05-15-2003, 03:28 PM
I'll be back shortly but I wanted to pop just for sec to say...
Barb: Glad to hear your positive laser eye surgery story; I have surgery booked for next Thursday morning but was reluctant to share it because I didn't want to hear anyone's horror stories! :lol: I'm pretty excited!!! My contacts drive me insane and I wear my glasses most of the time (save when I'm having my picture taken!)
Be back in a bit!
05-15-2003, 04:07 PM
I'm here at work. I di an one hour WATP this morning
05-15-2003, 05:18 PM
Well, I'm feeling pretty good today. We had a yummy brunch of homemade huevos rancheros with lots of peppers and onions. Yum :T I read somewhere that if you are trying to add vegis to your diet try adding some to your breakfast, so have been trying that. Thanks for all the compliments on my daughters pic. I'm pretty proud of her.:smug: (She has been on the cover of the newspaper twice already in her short life. One was The Denver Post on January 2, 2000)
I'm going to tackle individual replies, if I miss you I apologize most sincerely.
Barb-I have one piece of advice about getting pregnant. (I had now problems getting pregnant, but I have a close friend who tried for years.) My friend tried and tried, they wanted a baby so bad, but she didn't get pregnant until she had finally given up and accepted that she wasn't going to have a baby. Essentially meaning she let go and let God. I'm not saying I have the answers :no: but I think when you obsess on getting pregnant it makes it harder to get pregnant. Just a theory. Enough said.
2Cute-My daughters name is Marial Jane after her great-grandmother.
Lori-Wish I could get myself new glasses for $20.
Sandy-I really enjoyed chat last night.
Terri-Hello, and belated welcome.:^:
Lynne-What a wonderful Christmas gift, sounds like fun.
Katrina-I love new Santana (and old as well) he is so inspiring. It is fun to hear his twist to some of these modern artists. I just can't help but move my body to it. (as scarey as that might be for others. :lol: )
Deon-The hardest part I've found to posting pics is getting them small enough. Do you have digital camera? If you want instructions on how to do it I can walk you through it all.
Duckie-My hubby took a pic of me today that was so aweful but motivational at the same time. I don't want to look like that. I'm going to print some copies and tape them to the fridge, the cabinets, and in the pantry. Maybe I should carry one in my wallet?
Thin-Can't wait till you post some recipes.
Steph-I had fun chatting with you last night.
Sara-Keep us posted on the eye surgery. I would love to have that done so I would love to hear your success story.
Mary-You have been kicking butt on exercise lately. Way to go.:high:
Okay again if I missed you sorry. I do read all posts so I might have just forgotton to take notes.:o Anyway I love you all.:D Hope you are having a fantastic day.
05-15-2003, 05:27 PM
I think this would have been great for mother's day, but I forgot about posting it then. Here it is and it is one of the things I'm most thankful for in my life. (This is out of Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul)
Thank you Lord for dirty hands,
That touch my stove and fridge,
For sticky little fingers that
Try to build a bridge.
For careless hands that go astray,
In search of something new,
For hands to hold and show the way
As mother's often do.
For precious little hands in which
Great faith abounds,
For silly little hands that reach
To touch a mother's frown.
And thank you for your guiding hand
That leads me to the light
That lifts me when I stumble,
And points me to the right.
As little hands reach out to me,
To show them what to do,
I'm steadied, reassured, and loved,
As I reach up to You.
05-15-2003, 07:02 PM
Hi gang! I've got a few minutes before I have to pick my son up from karate, so here goes:
Lori...Atta girl, starting the new thread! How exciting, a part in a movie! Where will it be filmed? Still waiting for the new pic with the blonde locks! ;)
2cute... I hope you get in the mood to write...I love your posts. I read one that you wrote to someone on another thread...she was feeling really down and you gave such good advice. You are an :angel:!
Sandy...My brother always says, "Get a few women together and pretty soon they start talking about either their pregnancy or their period!" Yeah, so? Nothing wrong with that! Sorry I missed it!
Terri, welcome to our humble group!
Barb...Oh, I LIVE for the day when my insurance covers corrective laser surgery...I HATE wearing glasses! I don't mind the contacts, but I still need reading glasses with them! Let us know how you make out...I'm jealous!
Lynne...The only problem with a walkman is when you forget that no one else can hear the music and you start singing out loud! Oh...is that a problem?? :lol: only for the neighbors! Anything to keep ya moving, right?
Deon...Boredoms, huh? Check out the recipes here at 3fc, or at the WW site, they have some good easy ones. For that matter, there are a zillion recipe sites on the net! I like Allrecipes.com. You can type in the ingredients that you have on hand and they will give you a bunch of recipes using what you have...I use them a lot...my cookbooks are getting dusty!
Thin...On the campaign trail! I KNOW that you will be a formidable candidate! BTW...go get re-acquainted with your Air Walker while you think up some slogans! :drill:
Tracy=I have a contract at my gym, but they have a clause that enables you to put your membership on hold, if need be, for about $5.00/month instead of the regular fee. I keep threatening to do that to dh's membership, since he uses it once in a blue moon. I just hate to get rid of it all together...it will cost so much more to re-start. Anyway, check it out, it seems like you're really enjoying your gym time!
Steph...You and Curves are going strong! When are you measured again? I can't wait to hear the results!
Duckie... BBQ?? MMMMMM! :T They had one last night at work for us to celebrate Nurses Week...Ribs and chicken, all kinds of salads, rolls, fresh fruit. I limited myself to the meat and lots of green salad...oh yeah and some watermelon! No potato or pasta salad or rolls...I didn't miss them either! Those ribs were yummy!
Sara=I'm like you...I always whip those glasses off for a picture! Good luck with your surgery! You keep us posted too!
Mary...You are an exercising demon lately! Everyone speaks so highly of those watp tapes...I'm getting tempted!
Amanda=You and your daughter are lovely! She looks like shes full of fun!
Tina...:drill: here...Now listen up and listen good! You are NOT going to eat whatever until June 1! You are going to stick to your program until you go away. THEN, you are going to decide what food you absolutely have to have...and you will have it! Give yourself a treat! Just don't make the whole weekend one big treat! Be extra didlgent right up til then, keep exercising, drink that water and an indulgence is NOT going to derail you...not if you don't let it! That is all... Oh yeah...Have fun!
Michelle...am I going to have to send Tina and Thin's :drill: after you too? Where are you, girl?
Lucky...he's not afraid to go to Minnesota either!!
Okay that's it for me. I'm going to Kickbox after I pick up the boy.
Ooh...scary thought here...I woke up this afternoon to hear my dh on the phone with some limo company in California, getting prices for a ride to the airport. Don't go getting all excited there, it's not for us...his parents live out there and they are pondering coming out for my daughter's HS graduation! :yikes: MIL, FIL and SIL...a package deal. No, they don't stay in a hotel...they invade my little house, we do the bedroom shuffle and I count the days til they leave! I'd better get cleaning!
Gotta run...have a great night everyone...I hope I didnt miss anyone...please forgive me if I did!
05-15-2003, 08:56 PM
Hey Kat...send that guy my way too...I need a A$$ kicking...I am starting to stray in my foods...trying like heck but that Raspberry Scone from Dunkin DogNuts screamed at me till I ate it today! I believe those suckers are 12 pts a piece! Worse than two donuts at 10 pts!
I am still sick...the antibiotics aren't working fast enough for me. My head is still full of fluid! My left ear hurts still...and I am tired! Andrew had his dr. appointment for a recheck and he is all cleared up but now John is sick with it! He is going to call the dr. and see if he can get a prescription too! Geesh...I just wish we could get this house well again!
Duckie I take Zyrtec too like Barb...I just got my prescription renewed. I am also using Nasonex for the nose spray. I noticed too that the zyrtec makes me tired so I am going to try and take it at night too and use the spray in the morning....good thinking BARB!
Ok sorry you guys but I got to get to bed...I have a busy day at work tomorrow and I want to be well rested.
05-15-2003, 10:04 PM
...now you can't get rid of me!
I just wanted to share this. You know I am always touting FlyLady (no, I'm not a recruiter!) I just find her so uplifting, in a very down to earth way. We always talk about taking those baby steps and it's so true...I thought this touched upon a lot of what we need to realize...
It's treadmill time again. I am still in shock at how much easier this is becoming for me. Life is good and I am learning to be good to my body so that my heart will be healthy and I can live a long life!
In the middle of night I wrote something down again. This is becoming a habit too. When I got up this morning I found the note in the bathroom. It is almost like I get a gift each morning. I could not wait to see what is going to come from it.
The words I wrote down were; Keep on the sunny side of the street. I looked it up on google and lo and behold it is the words to a Frank Sinatra song. I can't remember ever hearing it and I don't know the tune, but the words have other meanings too.
Monday night I walked from the Mexican restaurant to the court house for a meeting. The sun was setting; one side of the street was in shadows and the other in bright sunshine. When I got up this morning and saw these words I remembered this picture.
In the sun we are bathed in warmth and love, while the shadows make us feel cool or maybe even cold. Then I got to thinking about what we do to ourselves. It is our choice to walk on the sunny side or we can drudge along in the shadows and hide from ourselves and our feelings.
I don't know about you, but I am tired of hiding! When I began to FLY four years ago I started to come out of the shadows and into the light of love. This is the love that I have for myself. Every day that I get on this treadmill that love glows brighter. When I take
care of my body I am taking care of my spirit too. My being needs a comfortable place to live and be loved. My body is the sacred place that is me.
All of this love didn't happen overnight. It took lots of babysteps
and to tell the truth I take a new one each and every day. With each little step I FLY higher and love myself more.
There are other things that keep us in the shadows.
Whining about anything keeps us there.
Not getting enough sleep.
Pushing yourself to the limit of exhaustion without taking breaks.
Yelling at your babies.
Not saying NO when you have the opportunity to not volunteer.
Letting your perfectionism turn you into an ogre to your family.
Nagging to your family.
Playing the martyr game.
Piling on too much that you become overwhelmed by the process.
Not taking babysteps.
Thinking that you don't need routines
Living each day in reaction mode instead of simple maintenance
Not going to the doctor and having your check ups. Or the dentist.
If you are doing these things it is almost as if you enjoy walking in the shadows so you can hide behind your martyred mask. When are you going to step out of those dark looming shadows into the light of your own love! It doesn't take much, one of these babysteps will set you on the right path if you will just step out of the shadows in faith and start to FLY!
Are you ready to join me in the warmth of the sunshine of your love?
05-16-2003, 12:28 AM
It's bad enough that it's overcast tonight and I can't see the eclipse! :p
IN ADDITION....more rain expected tomorrow, so there goes my photo shoot yet again! :rolleyes: Never mind that I spent half the evening doing everything from manicuring to pedicuring to facial to touching up my hair. Oh well.
Anyway, I just emailed Melvin back to see if he is open on Saturday instead, being the weather appears more cooperative all weekend--or possibly Monday or Tuesday. :) I'll keep you all updated.
Hopefully, third time will be a charm and I can get up my new pics with my new look! :cp:
As for the movie part, I'm not sure what they are considering me for--most likely the social worker that takes Sorrow to her new family. (I don't think they'd consider a 41 year old woman to play Jillian the teenager :lol: )
05-16-2003, 01:56 AM
Ok, Amanda: I couldn't go to bed tonight with a clear conscience unless I got you a couple of my favorite Quick, Easy recipes (I don't do anything but Quick and Easy! :lol: )
2 cans Bush’s Magic Chili
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 lb. Lean ground beef
Mix all ingredients together in pot. Heat through.
Note: I use 1 bag Morningstar Farms soy crumbles instead of the ground beef. It brings the points down.
1 bag O’brien frozen hash browns
1 large can fat free chicken broth
1 envelope country gravy mix
spices to taste (basil, oregano, salt, pepper, thyme)
Put frozen potatoes, chicken broth and seasonings in a soup pot. Bring to a boil and let simmer until potatoes are thawed. Mix gravy mix in about a ½ cup water and whisk to get rid of most of the lumps. Add to soup. Simmer on low until the gravy mix thickens the broth a bit. Soup will thicken further as it stands.
Makes about 8 cups. 1 WW point per cup
1 large jar Great Northern Beans
2 cans whole kernel corn
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 packet mild Taco seasoning
1 packet lowfat Ranch dressing or dip mix (dry)
1 cup water
Put all ingredients in a large soup pot. Heat through.
1 WW point per cup
Note: I also put in 1 bag of Morningstar Farms soy crumbles. It adds 1 WW point per 2 cup serving, but it is very filling.
And for your sweet tooth:
Pineapple Angel Food Cake
1 box angel food cake mix (1 step)
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice
Mix well with a fork until it foams up. Spray 13x9 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mixture in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Frost with fat free Cool Whip if desired.
Makes 12 servings: 3 points each
Add ½ point per piece if frosted.
Ok, I feel better and I'm off to beddy bye. Later.....
05-16-2003, 02:53 AM
Hey guys....sorry I haven't been in earlier. I've been off the last two days and I've still got two more to go. The only problem with me being off is that everybody else takes it for granted that "Mom's gonna be home" and we can just be big stupid slobs and she'll clean it up while she's off. Don't get me wrong, I didn't spend all day cleaning, but a very good portion of it. The worst part of it is though....the same house that was clean 6 hours ago, is now a mess again. :mad: Man, if I lived by myself, I'd never have a mess to clean. But, I guess I'd rather clean a mess than to be all by myself. :love: I think. :s:
Kat: Thanks for the :drill: I definitely need it. Perhaps you could send two more? :drill: :drill:
I'm not going to do individual replies tonight and I apologize, but I'm am very sleepy.........I do have to do a shout out though:
Lucky! Where in the crap are you? Get your butt in here! NOW! Does Kat have to get out the :drill: for you too? Don't tell me that you don't have time for us anymore since you have a fancy schmancy office. I love you and I miss you. Please come see us. That's an order. :mad: :lol:
I'll be back first thing in the morning guys....we are going to the drive in again tomorrow night and I'm looking forward to it. SO glad it is drive in time again! They are showing "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" and "What a girl Wants".
Have a wonderful night/day. :)
05-16-2003, 03:49 AM
Okay. So now I've got proof that getting your period gives you the munchies. Last night, at 3 a.m. I woke up with the STRANGEST case of the munchies (which I just couldn't ignore) and two hours later... I got my period. The significance of this is... I haven't had my period since Christmas time! It was AWOL because of my weight loss... and now it's back!:p Ahh... the joys of womanhood!
Who was it that just said something about putting women in a room together will eventually end up with a conversation about periods and pregnancy? :lol:
Michelle: Btw, sorry to hear that you're feeling so sucky! I hope those antibiotics kick in soon. Being sick is no fun whatsoever!
I actually just wanted everyone to know that hubby and I are taking off early tomorrow afternoon (for the Canadian Victoria Day Long Weekend) and going to Montreal (7 hour drive) to visit both sets of our folks. We won't be back until Monday evening... I MAY get a chance to pop online at my parents' house but I haven't decided yet whether I want 3FC to be in their computer history! While I love them dearly, I don't want them checking out my posts unbeknownst to me! *eyes darting around in paranoia* :lol:
I may get a chance to pop back on here before I leave in 10 hours or so but if I don't... have a great weekend everyone!
05-16-2003, 04:08 AM
Well I blew it!!:nono: I am very angry with myself!:mad: I gained 2.6 this week. I know I will get over it and I also know what happened, so I know I can fix it and change it, I am just angry that I let myself gain. It is one thing to not have a loss, but a gain!! That is 2.6 that I will have to lose again. OK I am through beating myself up. It is time to get in gear:drill: and stop eating everything I see, :tape: I will get back on track. I am so close to my first 10% I can feel it and I think that somewhere deep inside there was a little self sabbotage. But I am done with that now. I will move on.
Does anyone watch ER? I am an avid fan, never miss an episode. Well tonight was the season finale`, and I have to say that I am very happy to be an American and live in America and have the luxeries that we have.
Another good thing tonight, a bunch of our troops returned to Oregon tonight, am very proud of them too!!:)
Anyway I hope everyone is surviving all the weather going on out there, I know here we have been having thunderstorms, of course lots of rain and some high winds. But we are still here, a little rusty but we're good. You know you don't tan in Oregon you just rust!! HEHE!!
I will go now before I tell another corny joke!
05-16-2003, 04:16 AM
Hey Sara, you and I must have been posting at the same time. I have a question for you, since you have been successful in your loss and all. Do you ever get over that,"I've got to eat constantly" feeling? Or the constant hunger? Or the food is on my mind 24/7? Anyway, I am just having a little trouble getting over my hurdle and I was just wondering if it does get easier.
05-16-2003, 04:36 AM
Deon... bless your heart !!!! I wrote this longggg post and I hated posting it at the end but we had not reached 28 yet so I could not justify starting a new thread. :o
Since it took me so longgg to write it... you posted and made my day. :D
1st... I get to start a new thread.
2nd... I LOVED your corny Oregon joke. :lol:
Sara... you popped in too. Have you thought of running by the library and using their computers to post?? It may cost you a dollar or so...but if it makes you more comfortable and you don't have to worry about them finding this site... it might be worth it.
If they are like me.... they won't know how to look up where you looked. LOL I am almost completely computer illiterate. :o
Okay... enough for now. I want to start the new thread to post my new awakenings. Soooo
STOP !!! Do not post here !!!
Instead come join us in 300+ and Ready to Try Again... #336
See you all there. :wave: