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10-11-2003, 11:39 PM
Welcome to a thread full of laughter, encouragment and friendship as we raise families, regain health and lose weight together. All are welcome- newcomers and present friends.

10-11-2003, 11:48 PM
Hello everybody!
First off, Hi to all the new people. :wave: I have been MIA for a week or so, but i think my world is finally starting to settle down for now anyway.
Sounds like everyone is doing good OP. As for me, I haven't lost any weight in about 2 months. I think I need to change my exercise program, or kick it up a notch. anything to start losing again.
Today was the family reunion, and it wasn't much fun. A cousin and me weren't well recepted by most of the out of state people. I don't know what I ahve done to to them, but oh well. Secondly, when I left at 6pm, my oldest ds wanted to stay. His granpa said, we are going to leave here as soon as it gets dark, and will bring him home. I thought, ok, he will get to stay and play for another hour, no biggie. Well I got home, and almost 2 and a half hours had gone by, and no ds. We called them and they said well we want to stay for fireworks. Told inlaws no, and if I had known that they wouldn't have been here when they said, I would've brought ds home. Well, they got mad and brought him home. Just left ds on the porch, knocked on the door, and were gone by the time we got there. Only ds on the porch. Think maybe we started a family feud. Time will tell. Sorry to make this so long, but had to vent a little. Dh was upset that I let ds stay. Anyway, keep up the good work ladies.

10-12-2003, 01:19 AM

Can I join this thread? I'm a bit confused as to what to do here, so I just picked the thread most like me. :)

I'm a sahm most the time and teach piano from my home studio, so this seemed like the logical place to jump into. My kids are 12 & 13, and I'm 36, happily married for 15 years.

I've been losing weight for about 11 months now. Don't really follow an official plan, kind of made up my own. Look forward to getting involved and reading all your posts.

10-12-2003, 11:06 AM
WELCOME PIANOLADY!! U will like it here, u will find support , laughter, lots of good ideas and tons of encouragement.
Ricci... u just stick to your guns and be strong with the inlaws... after all they are YOUR children. I know the feeling... my MIL used to be the same way.... but i just struck to my guns and know she tells my sisiter in law that she respcets me because i follow my instincts... whatever...lol The bottom line is u are the parent and u decide until they can decide for themselves. Hope that helps... Besides... if u are true to yourself... everything else falls into place. Thats what i believe...
Hope you all have a wonderful day... stay strong and take care of u...

Sandy:dance: :flow1:

10-12-2003, 10:02 PM
Welcome pianolady :wave: You will find the ladies here to be a wonderful support group for losing weight and for the trials of motherhood. I am a sahm to 2 boys, 5 and3. I am trying to lose weight by portion control, and exercise. I have hit a plateau right now, but thats life.
Sandy, thank you so much for your words of encoragement. I know that in the eyes of the family at the reunion that I am probraly an overprotective horrible mother who doesn't trust any one with her kid. At least I know that you all understand, Even if they don't.
Where is everyone? Out having fun I hope. Dh and I took the boys to see Finding Nemo at the $2 movie today. It was our second time to see it, and it was just as good as the first. Can't wait for it to come out on dvd. (it comes out on November 4th, in case you all are interested) Here is one of lifes great mysteries. If anyone has it solved, let me know. Why is it whenever you go to wal mart, you always remember what you went for when you get home? :shrug: I will be on here later, I am sure.

10-12-2003, 10:35 PM
Thanks for the welcome Sandy & Ricci. I'm using the portion control and exercise method of weight loss too. I've become a bike fanatic, whether inside on an exercise bike, or outside on my mountain bike. Ah, winter is a coming though, afraid it's going to be all inside soon. You'll find I'm a little bit of an analytical nut, I like to keep track of exactly what I eat each day on a computer program.

10-12-2003, 11:20 PM
Good evening all!!
Welcome Julie! I am Spryng, mother of 3. Ava who is 3, Joseph who is 2, and Tanner who is 3 1/2 months. I'm on weight wacthers now after having tried just about every diet out there. I have finally found the perfect plan for me. :) But your stats look amazing! You'll have to give us more info on your plan... obviously it is working great for you. I look forward to getting to know you better and please feel free to post often!!
Ricci, I am so sorry your family reunion went badly. I know how it feels to be on the outs with family. I have't spoke to my parents in over a year now. It's so sad how some can treat people just because we are blood related. *sigh* hopefully though your family understands why you wanted ds home.
Well, my weekend has been going great. Went to in-laws yesterday for a movie and dinner (we saw the In-Laws, ironic huh?? lol) but it was very cute. I liked it. Then today my SIL came over to watch Italian Job and have lunch with me. I made that crockpot salsa and sour cream chicken I posted and it was great! We had burritos with it. She had 5!!! So I think she really liked it and couldn't believe it was "healthy", lol. But it has been a good weekend and now I'm ready for this week to begin because DH comes home on friday and I can't wait to see him. SIL said she will watch the kids on saturday if we want a day to ourselves so I may take her up on that and go watch a movie or something. But we'll see.
Well, I rented the Pianist today and have been trying to watch it all evening. Needless to say I have been crying alot... I hate movies about the haulacaust (sp?) because they always tear my heart out yet I still watch them. I guess I am warped. But I can see why it won so many oscars. But anyway, now that the kids are down I'll go finish it. I'll talk to you ladies tomorrow! Have a great night! :)

10-13-2003, 07:41 AM
Well.....this is kind of long, but the shortest summary of my weight loss history I can give. :)

I've always been "big", probably since I was 5. By 8th grade, I weighed in at a whopping 232. With high school on the horizon, I managed to get down to 168 over a period of 1 year by eating way too little, and not exercising enough. I think I set myself up for failure later, as my metobolism was probably practically non-existent.

Enjoyed HS, attended every dance, so all was well in Julie-ville. Then college dorm food hit, and the free fast food coupons from basketball games, and whammo, that weight went back on very quickly. I was back up to 210 within a few years. Two kids later, I was up to 235. Last year I hit rock bottom when my scale read 250 and was denied health insurance coverage (my current policy is expensive, trying to get another policy).

I started out on Adkins, but just didn't like it, and switched to Sugarbusters after a few weeks. For 3 weeks, I cut back my portion sizes dramatically, and made a vow to exercise at least 30 minutes every single day with no exceptions. I networked a computer next to my recumbant bike so I could surf the net and chat at the same time I rode my bike. Pretty soon I found myself riding my bike 2 hours per night while I chatted in chat rooms. I wore my bike out! The weight started falling off like mad. I probably lost 5 pounds per week for several weeks.

Now, I don't follow any prescribed diet, but many of the habits I formed on Sugarbusters are still with me. I've gone to cutting my portions in half of what I normally eat when I plateau. Learning restraint has been the biggest part of my success I think, and lots of exercise. I now eat about 1500 calories per day with about 120g carbs, 60g fat (<20g saturated fat), 20g fiber per day.

10-13-2003, 10:12 AM
Good morning all!
Well I have had an eventful morning so far... was in the ER at 4 am this morning! I woke up at 3:30 am with severe pain in my abdomen (lower) it was so bad I could only walk bent over and got very nauseated with it. So I called my MIL and she came over and rushed me to the ER. of course by the time they got me in an exam room the pain was gone. I got x-rays and blood work done and my liver enzyme levels were high, so they thought maybe it had something to do with my gallbladder but couldn't find anything. SO I got sent home without knowing what caused it. Ugh. Now I am sooooo tired... counting down the minutes to nap time! lol. But the good news is I'm not pregnant. I'm a week late with TOM so I was glad they checked for that and it was negative. I kow my chances of getting pregnant with an IUD is very slim to none... but you never know. But anyway.. I may not post much today because when the kids go down for a nap I will be going down too. I've only ad 4 hours of sleep and I don't do well on little sleep. So anyway, here's to a long morning and a long day ahead of me! :)
Julie, it sounds like you know what you are doing. Your plan sounds very good. And that is what everyone has to do, if there isn't a plan out there that they can stick with 100%, even after they hit their goal weight, then most can adapt a plan of their own by combining what works for them and what is realistic to do forever. because losing the weight is only half the battle... maintaining it is the real challenge.
Well, guess I'll get off here. I have a house to pick up. I'll get back on here when I can!

10-13-2003, 02:17 PM
Welcome Julie! I am Emily, 34 mom to 3 boys, 5, 3 (on Thursday) and almost 6 months. I hope you enjoy it here!

Ginny- thanks for the tip on the gasket- I will look at the hardware store for sure!

Ricci- I agree about your ILs- they must repect your parenting!! Too bad the family reunion wasn't as fun as it should have been for you.

Spryng- how scary about your "attack"- I hope it was only a one-time thing!! Get some rest today and take care!

Well, Ian woke up this morning with a fever and has thrown up twice so I don't know if I'm going to get to the Thanksgiving dinner...in a way I don't care. It will save me a bunch of calories and today is the first day of TOM so would be nice to not go out. On the other hand- it is always nice spending time with good friends and I did go to a lot of work. I made 4 pies yesterday 2 pumpkin, 1 pecan and 1 apple. Sure hope they taste as good as they smell. I don't know why I got stuck with pies- I had a hard time not getting the crust too brown- (pumplin and pecan always take longer to cook than the recipe says)- I should have bothered with the foil since I was cooking for others, but didn't. Oh well, it's not burned, just darker than I like. I'm making sweet potatoes and a green bean casserole too (the one with french fried onions) I'll send DH and the older boys even if I don't go...

Well, I'm in a much better "place" this week and I'm challenging myself to a good loss this week. I was up 5# since my weigh-in 2 weeks ago...after a road trip and a week of PMS eating...I know some is water and bloat so we'll see how much damage I can undo.

Hope you all are having a good Monday!

10-13-2003, 04:50 PM
Hi gang........... been a busy weekend... I worked the last 3 nights... today is a re-grouping day... gotta get the house picked up this afternoon.

I just wanted to check in. Sounds like everyone is doing well. Today was WI for me.... the scale shows no loss, but no gain, either. So, I guess that's ok. I know I did not exercise as much as I'd liked to have last week. I am going to try to exercise every day from now til Friday, as well as watch my points very strictly, because Friday is my first goal date. I need to lose 6lbs to hit it, which is not likely. But, I would like to try to get as close as possible.

I really am not all that down about not losing. I am getting so toned with the exercise, and I feel good and am liking the way I look. So, I will just keep chugging...... :)

Sorry for not getting personal......... I'll try to get back later, or else tomorrow.

10-13-2003, 04:58 PM
Hi everyone!

Welcome Julie! I am Karen SAHM of 2 ages 5 and 7! I have been hanging around with these gals for almost over a year now.. close to 2 maybe? They are the greatest! I am doing Atkins and it is working well for me. I was put on it by my doctor because I have Inuslin Resistance and that is why I have struggled with my weight for so long!

WI today and I am down another 1.5 pounds for a total of 19.5 pounds in 10 weeks! WOO HOO!! Even being sick and on Steroids for my asthma didnt stop me from losing! WOO HOO! :):):)

I will try to get more personal later.. I have a bunch of stuff to do today!

Hugs! :)

10-14-2003, 01:54 AM
Hi all!! I hope I'm submitting this at the right spot! *cross fingers* I'm brad spankin' new to all of this. I'm 31, and a SAHM. I do web-site work, and whatever work my family and friends try to push on me since I don't have to go out of the home for a job. *roll eyes* I need some kind of support or maybe a buddy to just converse with and make sure that I do my daily exercise. I end up doing a lot of physical activity, because my husband was sent to another state to work for a year, and everything fell to me. So, my support system was relocated for awhile. With all the physical chores that have fallen to my shoulders I have lost 41 pounds since last May of 2002. SW 271 CW 230. I'm still losing inches, but it's frustrating that the scale hasn't moved for a little while. I wish I would have found this site sooner! Sorry for the long message. I'm hoping to find someone who can "hold my hand" if you will. lol!! If anyone is interested I would appreciate any help possible! Thanks!

10-14-2003, 10:05 AM
Good morning. :)

Welcome to the newbies, Julie and kleekitten. I am Jen, SAHM to 3, ages 8, 6, and soon-to-be-3. I am currently working the Weight Watchers program, and really loving it. My husband has also started it and is doing well. Stick around.... this is a terrific group. :)

Ginny, how did your college visits go? Where in Mass. did you end up? Sunday was an absolutely dismal day here, but the rest f the weekend was beautiful. You and I are really not all that far apart..... maybe someday we could arrange a meeting..... :)

Spryng, I know you must be psyched that dh will be home this Friday! So sorry about your ER visit, but glad it was nothing serious. Hope you are feeling well today. :)

Karen, congrats on another great loss! You are starting to make me feel jealous!!! :lol:

Emily, hope your ds is feeling better. I am so sorry your Thanksgiving plans seemed to not turn out as you wanted. I hope you were able to salvage the day.

Well, I have things to do today. Ds needs a haircut, and I need to get to the mall to pick up a few things for this weekend. It will be a busy week, since I have to get dh and I ready to go away, plus get the kids packed up to go with their grandparents. I am going to treat myself today, and look for some nice new lingerie to wear this weekend. ;)

Hope everyone is well..... will talk later....... :)

10-14-2003, 11:17 AM
Welcome KleeKitten! I am KAren SAHM mom to 2 kids, ages 5 and 7. You have come to the right place! Post often, it really helps!! :) THese gals are terrific! Lots of support and laughter!

I am having another busy day today... first I work in my Ds's classroom, then Daisy Scouts meeting, then DD's Soccer Practice, then girl Scout Leader meeting this evening... sheesh.. will it never end?

Anyway.. I am off to get the kids ready for school.. Talk to you all later!

10-14-2003, 01:00 PM
Thank you for the warm welcome. I neglected to mention that I have a son who is 4.

I have all the exercise garb on today. All I have to do is pull out the machine. Wish me luck!

If anyone has any great tips I'll take any help I can get! All I basically drink all day (no kidding) is water, so that part I have down pat. That's enough whining from me. Thanks again!

Everyone have a great day! :)

10-14-2003, 01:15 PM
Good afternoon!
Youi will have to forgive me for not gettting personal at all. Our computer at home is on the fritz, so I came online at the library to check email and do some research. I plan to print out the thread and get back here later. Maybe the 'puter at home will behave tonight. I survived the weekend with both Dd's- and actually it was pleasant until I had to discuss with Dd that I do not approve of her attending the same small college as her Bf.
I've spoken to our youth pastor, and Dh today and we are going to give her a ton of other options. She is stubborn............who knows how she will respond.

Welcome Julie!!!!!!!!! (pianolady?). Sorry I can't get personal, but I have only a few minutes here. These ladies are great. And congrats on losing 60#!

Hopefully my computer will get out of its hormonal mode and I can get back on later. Have a great day!

10-14-2003, 03:58 PM
Good afternoon all!
Welcome Kleekitten! Sounds like all your exercise is really paying off! Did you say what diet plan you are on? I'm Spryng, mother of 3 (3,2, and 3 months) and wife of a great DH of 5 years. He is an OTR driver so I don't see him very much. usually once every two weeks or so. But I'm getting use to it. I'm on weight watchers after having tried so many other plans out there. I love this plan for me. It's fits perfectly into my lifestyle and allows me to enjoy all the foods I love without feeling like I am on a rigid diet. :) It's great. I can't wait to get to know you better and look forward to reading more of your posts!
Ginny I hope your computer gets fixed soon. Do you know what is wrong with it? My computer is dead but thankfully dh computer is working right until I can buy me a new one, which will be really nice. :)
My day is going really well. I had a good filling lunch ( a sandwich, quaker rice chips, and clam chowder all for 8 pts!) I don't know what I am making for dinner yet. I need to go check out my freezers and see what's in there. But this friday I have an ultrasound scheduled to check my liver and gallbladder. And also to make sure my IUD is in place. I looked for the string last night and couldn't feel it so it kinda worried me... so they will check that too. But anyway... only 3 more days until DH is home!! I'm getting excited! I can't wait to see him. The kids are getting anxious too.
Well guess I'll get off here. TTYL!

10-14-2003, 04:17 PM
Hi Spryng! I'm not on a diet plan. The weight loss so far is the result of taking Xenadrine EFX (no, I'm not trying to promote it).

I had been down about 6 more pounds, but I'm not sure what happened. My inches are still coming off though. I know that I have to start exercising in-doors again. My exercise has been taking care of 3 acres by myself this year, but that's about at an end for the year. (Thank goodness!)

I've only seen my hubby about 30 days since Dec. 31st. It's been hard, but I started focusing on losing weight more so that he would look forward to our visits. ;)

In April I had my appendix removed, and found out one reason why I was having a hard time losing weight. I've changed my eating habits, but I didn't eat too bad to begin with. I eat less now since I only have to feed my son and myself. TMI? Ha ha!

Thanks for the response!

10-14-2003, 04:34 PM
Kleekitten... you can never give to much info here!! lol. What exercises do you enjoy? I recently bought The Firm Sculpting series dvds and I love them! It's a great workout plus is really toning me. I too seem to be losing inches and my weight is coming off very slowly. I think too because I am putting on muscle weight which is a good thing. So I try not to worry about it. I do the same thing with my weight loss... I'm really focused on it now that DH is gone alot so that when he comes home he can see the changes in me! Plus I have alot more energy and he sees that more than anything else, even though I've gone down a pant size already. When do you exercise? I do it after the kids go to bed at night... that is my down time. It also helps me sleep. I try to get it in 5 days a week and take the weekends off. But this week I'm changing it because I've been stuck with my weight loss for 3 weeks so I looked into my food journal and saw that the week I lost really well I only exercised 3x's and ate at my target pts with just some of my flexpoints eaten... so I'm trying it this week to see if it will work again. I hope so.
Well I need to get off here. TTYL!

10-14-2003, 06:14 PM
Welcome Kleekitten!!!! Sorry that I missed you when I was online earlier.........but I was in a bigger rush than normal. Good for you getting a lot of water in. It really helps!!!!!:) Plus think of all that excercise you get from running to the potty:lol: . Hey, I am on WW, so drinking lots of water is not foriegn to me. What kind of tips are you looking for?????

Spryng- wait a day or so before you panic about the string. Usually it does show up.....guess it is just part of the normal changes of being a woman. GLad that you are getting yourself checked out for the pain you were in. Neat how your journal showed a different eating pattern during a good week. That change might be just what you need to break out of a slump. Can't wait to see the next WI. Guarantee there will be results!!!!!!:)

My afternoon went ok. Both older kids are at Dd's soccer game, so I actually have a wee little bit of peace and quiet.....for the next 5 minutes. I am on my own computer- the hormonal part of it is ok right now. I am going to leave it on so I can come back on later. So far I am within points range and water too. Tomorrows WI (if I get there) should be interesting with my travelling and less activity. I did eat OP for the most part. If I do not go to WW tomorrow, I found another meeting on Thursday- and at this one they have spare copies of the old journals, which I like better. Nuff of my babbling. See ya later! Ginny

10-14-2003, 06:26 PM
Hey Ginny!
Yes I was suprised at what I saw in my journal. Maybe I was over exercising?? I don't know. So this week I am only exercising for 3 days instead of my 5 to see how that affects me and also I'm not going to eat all of my FP's. What I had was one high day (the day I ate my pts plus some FP's) and then the rest of the day I pretty much so stayed at 22 pts a day. So that is what I am doing this week. I ate about 10 FP's on saturday and that is all I will have this week. But I know it's working already because I couldn't resist getting on the scale this morning and it was good! But I'll post my official loss on my WI day, saturday. But I'm feeling much better. And about not being able to find my string.. well I know that my period will happen any day now so I think that has alot to do with why I couldn't feel it last night. My midwife had told me to check for it a week "after" my period... so this is too early anyway... but the ultrasound friday will reveal all, lol. Can't wait to hear all about your meeting! Oh and can you let me know how much a food points slider costs to buy by itself? I may have you pick one up for me and I can reimburse you, if you are ok with that. I would like to have one in my purse... the one here at the house I'm very careful with and keep in a safe place away from the kids and such. :) I have that site I can print one off of but I have no ink right now.. figures huh? lol. Well I have to get off here, I think nap time is over :( Always nice while it lasts! TTYL!

10-14-2003, 08:47 PM
Just a quick check in. Spryng, I'll try to get a hold of another slider, they will not sell you one, but if I plead insanity that will work! Congrats on the informal WI. I chuckled a wee bit but am happy about your non officiall WI. Sounds like going back a wee bit to the winning points works for you too. Me, I am counting it the winning points method, and finding that I am much happier.......even if I do not use them all. Trying to get to an even 20 points was driving me insane, and I just like having the extra points allocated each day unless I have a special event or blow out.
Gotta go, Ds was nice enough to let me here for a minute. Have a great nite.

10-14-2003, 09:12 PM
I usually pride myself on never being "sick", well, sure enough I ran into a brick wall and was very under the weather today. Temperature and bad head cold. I felt so good yesterday! I resisted the temptation to exercise and took the day off, and made sure I ate enough and drank lots of water, so I should be better tomorrow.

Thanks for all the warm welcomes, I'm a little slow when it comes to learning new names, so bear with me. :^:

10-15-2003, 12:28 AM
Good evening all!
Ginny, why don't they sell the sliders? That seems strange. But I guess they don't want too many people getting one and not officially joining the program huh? Kinda like what I am doing!!!! LOL! But if you can't get one that is fine, I understand. Maybe I should break down and buy one of those electronic ones... ugh, they cost so much though. In the future maybe. I guess I have kinda reverted back to the winning pts method some. But I know that if a special occasion comes up I will use my flexpoints... like when DH is home this weekend. I'm sure he's going to take me out to eat so I'll plan on it. I'm glad though you were able to go back to what worked for you so well already. That is the beauty of this WOL!! :)
Julie, so sorry to hear about you being sick. DH called today and he has something like you also. Fever and body aches.. I hope he is better by friday. I sure don't want it. Rest up and we hope you feel yourself soon.
Well my day has been great. I fought with myself on exercise tonight. I know I needed it but I just feel crampy (TOM finally came!) but I knew that if I didn't get some in tonight then I would have a hard time doing it tomorrow... and I need at least 3 days worth of it this week and I know that when DH is here I won't get any in. So I just put it in and did it. I feel good now that I did. I always enjoy my workouts so it was strange for me to fight with myself over it. But now I am cooled down after my shower and I'm ready to call it a night. I hope you all had a great day and get a good nights sleep. ttyl

10-15-2003, 03:45 AM
Hi gang........ I am sleepless at 2:30am, so I thought I'd check in. I had a tough day, emotionally. No appetite, as a result, so I was way under on points (-10)....... I honestly could not have forced myself to eat. I pray tomorrow is a better day, and that my benedryl kicks in soon........ hope everyone else is snoozin' like a baby.

10-15-2003, 09:17 AM
Hello Everyone!

Welcome to all you newbies here since I last posted. I used to be a real regular here & one of the founders of this thread, (along with Ginny). Somehow, time has slipped by and the unfortunate thing is that "tomorrow" turned into months, so it's been awhile since I posted last. :( I have read the current posts on this thread and I'm looking forward to joining this thread once again. Julie/Pianolady: You have given me the most incentive, as I used to surf the internet while I pedalled my recumbant bike too! The time sure does fly by when you're pedalling. So.....I guess I should dust off the bike and start my exercise program! Oh! Oh!, dd just woke up & it's time to get her ready for school. TTFN

10-15-2003, 09:58 AM
JACKIE!!! I am so glad you have decided to come back to us!! Boy I have missed chatting with you. How have you been? I actually put my recumbany bike back in the closet... after I bought those Firm dvds I just don't want to peddle anymore. but I remember how much it helped you shed those lbs. I'm so happy to hear you are coming back now. :)
Jen, I hope today is better for you. If you need to talk anytime just email me ok? But try to get close to your target points today so that your body doesn't go into starvation mode. But I know it's hard when you are emotionally spent. I'm sending you a great big *hug*, I hope you feel it. :)
Well I'm ready to start another day. I have to run some errands this morning but then I'll be home all day. I just plan on doing some laundry, dishes and then relaxing. But I need to make a plan for dinner. What are all of you having today? Yesterday I had oven fried fish which was terrific. I don't know what I want for today. I'm actually craving that meat loaf again, lol. That was really good and made great sandwiches the following days.
Guess I need to get off here. Have a great day all!!! TTYL

10-15-2003, 10:16 AM
Good Morning Ladies!! I have already done my morning exersices... woooo hoooo! LOL:lol: A biggie for me... i think that i actaully like it... :o Go figure! Hubby is gone til Thursday night... left yesterday morning so its just me and the kidlets. I havent a clue what to do for dinner. i should figure out something tho.... you know now that u mention the meatloaf that sounds sooooooooo good. LOL Does anyone have any exercises that target your hips? I think i need to start focusing on that area... Well, i am going to finish my tea and keep browsing here... take care of u...


10-15-2003, 10:32 AM
Sandy, my Firm workout really targets my hips, thighs and butt (because of the fanny lifter) I'm seeing an improvement in those areas and I've been doing those workouts for just a couple of weeks now. I know I'm losing inches because my jeans are getting loose in the waist, thighs and hip area. Yippeee!! Maybe in just a couple more weeks I'll be in a 10! That's what I'm hoping anyway. But then I'll have to go shopping because I don't have any size 10 jeans. I had lots of 14's, a few 12 (which I'm currently in) and then a bunch of 8's from the last time I lost weight, and a couple of size 6's, I guess I hung on to those because I was dreaming. But you know what? I think that when I get to my goal weight and get really toned using these firm videos I just may see a 6 again!! exciting to think about. But anyway, no 10's so Iguess that means a shopping trip! lol, not that that bothers me. :) Good for you for getting your exercise in today already. What did you do? Oh squats are excellent for hips, thighs and butt, you can do several reps of those hovering over a chair or stool... and do some where you come up very slowly and some you move a little faster (but not with momentum) I hope that makes since. Do you use a workout tape? But those squats work and boy do you feel the burn while you do them. I can finally do all of them during my workout. I've even started using the weights while I do them (3 lbs ones, they use 8 lbers, I don't think I'm ready for that yet, but I'm getting there) Doesn't that meatloaf sound good? I need to get off here and go buy some ground turkey. I think I have made up my mind on what I want to make, lol. TTYL!

10-15-2003, 10:43 AM
Good morning.........

Jackie, I will echo Spryng's sentiments on your return..... welcome back!!!

Sandy, congrats on getting your exercise in. :) I got a short workout in this morn, too, even though I didn't feel like it.

Spryng, thanks for the support. I finally got back to sleep once that Benedryl kicked in. I hate having to take something, but I don't do it often and I have to work tonight, so I really needed the sleep. And yes, I know it is important to eat. I forced some oatmeal down this morning, even though I didn't feel like anything. I am waiting for a call-back from the doc........ I'm hoping she will prescribe me something to help me get back on a more emotionally-even keel.

Well, lots to do today, and don't want to tie up the phone line.... will be back later.......

10-15-2003, 11:23 AM
Again.. no time to get personal.. but I will be back this afternoon!

but I had to say.. WELCOME BACK JACKIE!! I hope you are here to stay for a while! We miss you!! :):)

I gotta run to get the kids ready for school too now.. but I will be back after my trip to the gym! :):)

10-15-2003, 01:04 PM
Good morning ladies.
Seems like everyone is having a good day. We are just taking it easy here today. Staying in pjs all day. I weighed myself this morning, and after 2 months of no loss, I lost 3 lbs. Dh surprised me yesterday by telling me he ordered some work out tapes. I think their called power 90. Anyone heard of them? He just said he had decided to join me in losing weight and getting into shape. I may try the tapes too. Maybe what I need to pick up my work out. Hope everyone has a good day.

10-15-2003, 02:02 PM
Good afternoon!!!:)

Ricci- Congrats on the 3# loss!!!!!!! That must make you feel great- especially after staying the same for a while.:) I have never heard of those tapes- there is a web site www.collage.com, I think and they might have some info on them for you. They review, rate and sell tapes. Keep up the good work!!

Karen-hope you got to the gym! How many days in a row has it been for your workouts??? Are you pretty much over your post op pains?

Jen- my heart goes out to you........anything in particular bugging you? The erratic sleep cycles you are on with work and a family probably do not help your emotional health. Big hugs to you- and I will be praying for you.

Sandy- hope you figured out what to make for dinner. Good for you getting your workout in! Enjoy the time with just the kids. I know it can be tough when Dh is not home, but it also can be fun and informal. Thursday will be here before you know it!

Spryng- I will check out the spare slider tomorrow (I am going to the other meeting). Yeah, you got it right, they are selling the program and do not want WW materials distributed without attending the meetings (and paying the dues!) Should they give me a hard time tomorrow (because it is not my home meeting) I am pretty sure that Monroe (my home meeting) will give me a slider next week. Honestly, I can't see wasting the money on the electronic one.

Well, I guess I'd better go........no let me see, I forgot something......was it to take my vitamin.......no, did that. Drank my water.......ate lunch.........hmmmmmmmmmmmm...............
JACKIE!!!!!! WHERE YA BEEN????!!!!!!!! Golly we missed you. And, you make me sound old.....and like I have been fat for a long time (me??? co founder of the thread???:lol: )!!!! Actually, you preceeded me here by a short while, but the thread was SAHM's 8 or 9 or something like that when I joined. And I am still fighting the stupid fat........:o Aw, but I am in good company. So glad that you are back with us.... I think these ladies are getting sick of me:lol: and we missed your humor and friendship here. Time to dust off the bike and hang out with us again.:D

As for me, my eating has been good today. I am holding a lot of water (TOM started yesterday) and just pooped. Typical TOM day 2 here, I feel just a wee bit sluggish and slept in this am. Just going to take it slow until tomorrow.

Gotta go get ready for the afternoon. Have a great day!!!

10-15-2003, 02:05 PM
BTW- anyone have a good recipe to make with ground chicken???? (other than the meatloaf, which was great!)
I am looking for tomorrow nites dinner.Thanks!

10-15-2003, 02:25 PM
Starting a new thread!

10-15-2003, 02:37 PM
Good afternoon all!!
hey Ginny don't feel like you are "old" on the thread, I joined when it was sahm's #12!! I can't believe we are nearing 100!! But we have all become good friends by being here so long. Even when I was pregnant and couldn't lose weight I bugged you all, lol. I just love it here and know I'll be here long after I hit my goal!
I do have a recipe for ground chicken, I'll post it after I get done here.
Well I thought TOM started last night and alas... it didn't. (sigh) my system is so screwed up. O-well. Now I'm hoping it doesn't start until after DH leaves... but who knows. Maybe when I get that ultrasound on friday someone can tell me what is going on.
Ricci, congrats on the loss!! It really re-motivates you doesn't it? hang in there and it will come off, even if it is slowly. And that was so nice that your DH bought some workout videos. It will be nice for you to have someone there to do it with you. Support can make or break a weight loss plan. That's why I am here all the time! Besides needing the adult conversations. lol.
Karen, I hope you are enjoying your time at the gym! Boy I wish there was one around here. There is one at the hospital but there's no child care there so I'd have to get someone to watch my kids and that is like pulling teeth with DH's family. My SIL said she would watch them for me on fridays (pay day) but I'd have to pay her a large sum since I have 3 kids. But I think I'm going to do it since it will still be cheaper than a day care and I need a day to myself and to get things done. So this friday she'll watch them so I can go do my appointment at the hospital, but it's only for a few hours since DH will be home sometime that afternoon.
Jen I hope you are continuing to feel better today. You are in my thoughts.

Oh and I heard from Misty today! She is doing fine. 34 weeks along and very tired so that is why she has been MIA. She said to expect her back here after the baby is born. They suspect it's a large baby so maybe she'll go early. :) But it was nice to hear from her.

Well, I bought my ground turkey (my stores don't sell the ground chicken) for my meatloaf and I can't wait until dinner. Guess I'll get off here. I'll post that recipe right after this. TTYL!

10-15-2003, 02:41 PM
(that stands for Get Lots of Protein)

26 oz jar of any salsa
1 lb lean ground turkey or chicken (cooked)
1 cup cooked brown rice
24 oz FF cottage cheese

Throw it all together in a bowl and stir!!

Some eat it in a tortilla and some use it as dip for chips. And be warned that it looks very nasty but tastes great!

It's 2 pts per 1/2 cup and if you put it in a tortilla be sure to add those pts in. :) Enjoy!