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KarenW
10-15-2003, 01:26 PM
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KarenW
10-15-2003, 01:28 PM
Howdy everyone!

Yep, got to the gym today for the first time in 7 days. I am glad I waited because I am still coughing but it wasnt so bad. But I had to drop the # of reps on the weights a bit today. I will be sore tmo I am sure!!

Misty.. How are you doing? I havent seen you out there in a while! Everything fine?

I need to run again.. but I did promise to post later so I thought I would now!

Hugs to all! :):):)

spryng
10-15-2003, 01:43 PM
Karen you snuck in on me! lol. Thanks for starting the new thread. And Misty is fine, I just posted on the last thread that she emailed me and she is fine. I'm glad you got a good workout in at the gym!
Well I have to get off here. TTYL!


gemini
10-15-2003, 04:59 PM
Hi gang........

Spryng and Ginny, thanks for your concern... I appreciate it. I am still having a rough time. And very low low appetite. I am really struggling right now.

Karen, good for you for getting a workout in..... glad to hear you are feeling better.

And, glad to hear Misty is doing ok, too. My best friend just had her 4th baby boy yesterday........ I just loved listening to him gurgle into the phone while I spoke with her last night. :)

Well, gotta get diner started. Ginny, I am making tacos with ground chicken.... not sure what the point value will be yet..... I'll let you know.

gemini
10-16-2003, 08:47 AM
Where is everyone? I can't believe my sleepless bones have beat you all back here, so that I am talking to my own crazy self! Hope everyone is well.... I have a date with the couch and will be back later...........

spryng
10-16-2003, 08:55 AM
Good morning all!
Well I guess my days of sleeping until 8-9 am is over. Tanner has been waking up at 7 am on the dot lately. I guess that means I just need to get to bed earlier. So anyway, I'm a little tired this am.
Jen I hope you got a restful nights sleep. Couch duty huh? I feel for you. I hope things are getting better for you.
I don't really have anything planned for today. I may have to go get diapers... but other than that I am homebound. I really need to mop my kitchen floor. I'm going to try and do that at nap time.
Well I had that meatloaf last night. The first time I made it I used lean ground beed, but last night I made it with ground turkey breast. I think I liked it better with the ground beef. But it wasn't too bad. I'll have the leftovers as a sandwich today. :) What does everyone have planned for tonight? I'm thinking I want spaghetti or something easy like that. Ginny did you find you a recipe you liked with ground chicken in it? I hope your meeting goes well today, tell us all about it!
Ok, I'm off here for now. TTYL!

Sandybrat
10-16-2003, 09:43 AM
Good Morning Ladies!! We just had hotdogs, burgers and mac n cheese. I just had a burger... no bun. LOL Tonite pork loin marinated with garlic and onion. I got it at Sams club and they r just wonderful!! I will just eat the meat and veggies. A trick to making the meatloaf better when i use groung turkey you could add chopped mushrooms. I happen to like gr turkey but i use it all the time. and i always use garlic salt with it. Not just plain salt. Maybe its just something to get used to ... my dad always knows when my mom cooks with it... but he can never tell when i do... lol i even make his favorites and he cant tell...LOL I am babbling arent I? Well... i am going to do my morning workout... take care of u today... i will check back in later.

Sandy

ECmom
10-16-2003, 01:30 PM
Hi!
Just a quick hello......I got to my meeting- a good 20 miles away from my usual one and found Laura there!:D (my very crazy leader). She does both- I was so happy, as I really enjoy her and her wisdom. She struggles just like the rest of us. Anyway - I gained .8!!!!!!:( Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr:mad: . Can't figure it all out- but I will elaborate later. But I did find out that a lot of the members do not like the flex points journal- I was unable to buy the "old" one so I bought a notebook at Walmart and will use that. Sounds like many are not faring so well with flex points, so that does it for me, I am going back to the old method. Maybe it is just psychological, I don't know. Spryng- I did get another slider for you.
Got my walk in.......and will do something later to budge that crummy .8# off. Sorry- no time to get personal. See ya later!
Ginny

spryng
10-16-2003, 03:00 PM
Thanks so much Ginny! It'll be nice to have one for my purse. :) I'm glad you got to a meeting with your WW leader! How neat! Yes I've heard the same about flexpoints. I go to the WW site daily and read their threads and alot have switched back to winning points. I say do whatever works for you! Right now flex points works for me so I'm sticking with it. of course I'm trying not to use too many flex since I think that is what made me stall a little. What are you having for dinner? I think I'm having leftovers tonight. I don't really feel like cooking and have planned out 3 new recipes for next week so this weekend I'm taking a night off. Saturday my in-laws are having a big family dinner again so I'll be using some flexpoints there.
Sandy that pork loin sounds great! Does it come already marinated? Do you grill it or bake it? We've only had it once and I loved it. I would like to eat more of it. But we made ours on the grill outside and I don't know how to work that thing, lol. So I need to learn how to make it in the oven or on the stove.
Well, I guess I'm going to get my kitchen mopped and bathroom detailed. I'll be back later!! :smug:

gemini
10-16-2003, 04:46 PM
Hi gang..............

Spryng, what are your new recipes? I am always eager for something new, so please share anything that turns out well. Hope you have a great weekend with dh and a good dinner at MIL's.

Ginny, glad you made it to a meeting and that Laura was there. So sorry about your gain, though. But put it in perspective. You mentioned you had some off eating while you were away,plus TOM'ing, so I would chalk it up to that. You will have it back off, and then some, in no time.

Sandy, hope you had a good workout this morn. :)

Well gang, here is what's up with me, in a nutshell..... almost 2 weeks ago, when I went for my physical, the doc thought she felt "something" in my right breast. I had a mammogram yesterday, which confirmed that there is something there. I will have an ultrasound Tuesday morning. DH is taking Tuesday off to come with me, and we will hope that it is just a cyst.

So, as you can understand, I have been a bit out of sorts, both emotionally and physically. I am trying to stay OP, but hoenstly, I have no appetite, which is unusual for me since I am normally a stress-eater. But, I am also taking a new medication that I think is zapping my appetite.

In the meantime, dh and I leave for our weekend away without the kids tomorrow. I am just going to try to relax and enjoy myself and not worry too much.

I must run.... I've just had a terrible phone call from a friend telling me that it seems another friend of ours may be losing her mother this evening to cancer........ to make it worse, her father collapsed and died this morning. I must get to the hospital..........

Sandybrat
10-16-2003, 06:36 PM
Oh Jen... i will keep you and your friends in my prayers... I hope that all works out well for you. Spryng... i jsut wrap it up in tinfoil and pop it in the oven... its really easy.. no clean up but to throw away the tinfoil and its sooooo tender. And yes i had a good workout this morning...lol
Have a good evening all... take care of U

Sandy

ECmom
10-16-2003, 08:13 PM
Hi-

Jen- my heart goes out to you. I am in no position to make any judgement on this and you are in the medical profession and know much more than me- but I have heard/read that most breast masses (somewhere around 80%) are benign. I have been there too- had 2 years of abnormal mammo's- and had to go for a sono also. It is an awful feeling......my prayers are with you. PM me if you need to "chat" or unload. I have had several friends who have had masses removed (with thankfully negative biopsies). Get away this weekend (hopefully the tragedy in your friend's life will not prevent you) and try to relax. You deserve a break. BTW, Jen. Great minds think alike......I made chicken tacos (or at least cooked and seasoned the meat to do so) this am. That is tomorrows dinner.

Spryng- I made pork chops and ziti for dinner, I had the WW turkey medallions and mashed potato dinner (5 pts) and a V8. I just knew I was feeling weak and was better off with a preportioned dinner. BTW, after my complaint at WW I heard that many others are bugged by Flex points too and the new journal. I will have to go to the WW web site and check out the boards there to see how others are feeling. Give me a day or so to get the new slider to you, ok?

Sandy- the loin of pork sounds wonderful. Too bad I was in such a rush that I did not get to the meat counter when I was in Sam's this am!!! (the lines were hideous anyway). What brand is the pork????( I think most Sam's carry the same thing).

Still ticked off about the .8#. I snuck in another 12 minute walk...which should earn me another AP. Plus this weeks handout at the meeting was on abs (want a copy, Spryng??It would be in black and white) that if you do the excecises gives you another AP. Guess I can do that while Dh watches the baseball game.......But tomorrow is another day-and I am going back to winning points and the old method of journalling. Can't lose- I lost 30 # with it!!:) You sick of me babbling????? Time to check out the WW site. Have a great nite!
Ginny

Sandybrat
10-16-2003, 10:19 PM
Ginny... Its Bryan ... the brand of pork loin. Onion Garlic Pork Loin. I have also tried the chipolte marinaded one... but i like the onion and garlic best. It uses Chef Paul Prudhommes magic seasoning blends... thats y its so good...LOL I am reading the label as i type it for u...LOL Try it tho... easy and yummy! Have a good night all!

Sandy

spryng
10-17-2003, 12:36 AM
Good evening all.
Jen my thoughts are with you tonight. I couldn't imagine what you are feeling and going through right now. How awful. I'm sending you a great big ((((((HUG))))) I hope things get better and that ultrasound goes well. I'm always afraid of lumps too. My biological mother had breast cancer when she was in her 20's so I worry about it alot. I hope yours turns out to be nothing...
Ginny, I would love a copy of that ab workout. Mine need all the help they can get! lol!
Well I wish I could get more personal. But it's already 11:30 pm and I have to get some sleep. My DR. appointment is tomorrow and I have to get up very early to get the kids to my MIL's house so my SIL (she still lives at home) can watch them for me. Then run back into town to the hospital... etc. It's going to be a busy day. Plus DH will be home tomorrow but he thinks it won't be until tomorrow evening because he has one more load to deliver in nebraska before he can head back... so it could be late tomorrow night. o-well... at least I'll have him home until monday :)
Ok, everyone have a great night and I'll try to get on here sometime tomorrow. So TTYL!

gemini
10-17-2003, 09:35 AM
Thank you so much, everyone, for all of your kind words. I have a super busy day today, to get ready for our weekend, so no time to get personal. But I wanted to update you all. My friend's mother passed just 5 minutes after I arrived at the hospital last night. I am glad I was able to be there, but I did not get to spend much time with my friend because I scooted right out to let the family have their time. This family was such a great source of comfort to me and my family during my father's long illness and death. I am so sad for them to have lost both parents on the same day. And, I loved them, too. My heart just aches.

I am feeling, emotionally, better today, despite all of this. I think the medication is kicking in. My one major problem remains to be the lack of appetite. I have not managed to hit my points allotment once this week. I am trying! I even got a coffee with real sugar and a bagel with cream cheese at Dunkin' Donuts last night and still didn't get there. I am eating... just not as many points as I have available. Honestly, I don't think I'm going to shrivel up! :lol:

And now, for some good news....... I weighed today, even though it is not mynormal WI day, but it is the end of my first goal. I have lost 3 more pounds, to bring me to 165. :) # pounds shy of my goal, but that's ok. I am happy. :)

K, gotta run the dogs to the kennel, then get the oil changed in the car and get back and pick up the house and finish packing....... have a great weekend!!!

ECmom
10-17-2003, 11:48 AM
Good morning,
I hope and pray that today is a better day for this thread~ yesterday sure was a stressful one for some of you.

Jen-how sad for you, two close losses like that in one day. And your Df, I can't imagine losing both parents together. Saying goodbye to one is hard enough. For you, are you taking vitamins? Please do so- even your kids chewables will do to tide you over until your eating is a bit more normal. (my WW leader gave me that one, for those who can't handle swallowing huge vitamins). I hope that this weekend getaway is calming for you- and uplifting. (well deserved!!!) Next week will probably be tough for you too, so a nice break would do some good. And congrats on getting to 165!!!

Sandy- thanks for the info on the pork roast. I'm sure that the seasonings are the trick there~ pork is great because it really takes seasoning well. Can't wait to get to Sam's to try one!!!

Spryng-You have a busy day too, huh? Hope that the Dr appt goes well, let us know how you are, ok??? (you know me the mother hen worrier.....) How nice that Dh will be home this weekend too!!!!!! This training period is working out pretty well for you~ the time (at least from my perspective) has been passing quickly.

As far as it goes here, so far so good. I am back to journalling the old method~ using the little note book that I got yesterday.
I like it much, much better. For some reason the flex pts journal is just too cramped and awkward. So, I am kind of doing a hybrid flex pts/winning pts system. I am giving myself 22 points a day (instead of the 20 pts from the flex system). The remaining 3 pts per day I will either bank (old system) or use as flex. Somehow, throwing 35 points at me a week was too much for my scatterbrained mind to handle, and there are days that 20 points just do not make it! (so I feel as though I am defeated before I start). And I have resumed drinking a lot of herbal tea- which is a comfort to me and 0 points. Those are 2 strategies that I used last winter and did well. Lets see how this week goes.......and also as far as the journal goes, I am planning on logging my weight in there too, plus comments because I can give myself as much room as I want to log stuff. I feel better about it already.
Got my walk in too....
Gotta go clean. :( Hope to see you later.
Ginny

KarenW
10-17-2003, 11:58 AM
Good morning!

Jen - You are in my prayers! It seems like everyone around me is being touched some way with Breast cancer. I have a student who has been battling for 7 years.. and winning! I have a good friend who is going for her last chemo today and winning as well! :) I will pray that you are beign! I am also praying for your DF and her family. I am hoping today will be better!

Ginny, I bet you will get that .8 off and more by next week! I have talked to a couple of moms at school who are doing WW and have been having gaining issues with the flex points program too... I wonder if WW will change things...

Spryng - I think your DH's training period has gone fast too! BUt again, that is my perspective. My days here at home are flying too because I have been so Busy!

Speaking of Pork, have any of you tried the 99% fat free pork roasts that Costco carries? You buy them in a 3 pack. They roast up so moist! and with 99% fat free.. they are great for any WOE!! :)

I am home by myself today. DH went to school with the kids to take DD to the pumpkin patch. It is pouring down rain, so I opted to stay home and not get sick again!! :) So I will be cleaning house and crocheting today! :)

Hope all have a great day!

Hugs!!

gemini
10-17-2003, 04:18 PM
Hi all. I had a chance to pop back in for a quick moment before I go off for the weekend. The kids and dogs are gone and it is sooooo quiet here. :)

Ginny, your journaling system sounds wonderful. You are so focused right now.... I just know you will be fine. And yes, I do try to get my vitamin in every day, although I am not all that consistant with it. That will be my mission, though, while I don't seem to be able to eat much. :)

Karen, glad you decided to stay out of the nasty weather. I hope you continue to improve. And thanks for the tip on the pork! :)

Spryng, I hope your u/s went well today. I have been thinking of you.

I just want to say thank you to everyone for the kind words and support. This is truly one special group of women! ok, I am getting a bit emotional, so I will quit! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Talk on Monday......... :)

spryng
10-17-2003, 05:11 PM
Good afternoon all!
Well my appointment went fine. My ribs are sore from that ultrasound device... I thought she was going to break one! I won't know any results until tuesday but she said she thought everything looked just fine. So I'm not worried. Plus I did finally get my "real" TOM... so now I'm not thinking about that anymore. lol.
Ginny I journal in a little notebook too. Ilike that I can use as many pages as I want and keep extra info in there too. I keep it right on my kitchen counter so I don't forget to write anything down.
Jen, I'm so glad you are feeling better about things today. :) Maybe you felt that hug I sent you after all, :)
Well my SIL babysat for me today and it was so nice! I got some shopping done, came home and cleaned my bedroom!!! I wonder how many activity points that got me, lol. It was such a mess. But now I can see the floor again and all the night stands and such are dusted and look wonderful! DH is going to be suprised when he sees it! Speaking of him... he own't be here until around midnight tonight. he ended up getting delayed in Iowa. But he's on his way home now.. so I'll see him very late tonight. I stayed up so late last night getting this house spotless. I clean everyday but as you know with toddlers you can clean and clean and they can play for 10 min and it look like you never touched the room. But I swept and mopped the kitchen... and all that good stuff last night, plus took my shower (had to shave for DH, lol!) Then Tanner decided to get up even earlier today so I am so tired. I don't think I will make it until midnight to greet DH, I'll be asleep long before then. But he'll understand.
Well anyway, now I am home and just relaxing. I treated myself and the kids to mcdonalds and it was very good (and all withing my points for today) so I don't have to worry about dinner now. :) WI is tomorrow so I'll be drinking a ton of water the rest of the night to flush my system out. I'll get back on here later!

Sandybrat
10-17-2003, 07:51 PM
Jen , I too am at a loss... i can not even begin to imagine what your friend, her family and u are all going thru. My prayers and thoughts are with all of u. TOM came today and i am exhausted... didnt do my yoga or myother exercises... just too pooped! Hope u all have a wonderful evening. Spryng... have a wonderful time with your hubby... I am going to bed early tonite... talk to u all tomorrow.

Sandy

KarenW
10-18-2003, 12:49 AM
you guys are never going to believe this.. I have to tell someone!

I went to the Gyno today because I have been battling a yeast infection for a couple of months now.. it comes and goes.

Well, I do have a really bad infection.. so bad that I have to take not only Diflucan tonight, but also another Diflucan on Monday and another one on Thursday. Add to that a precription suppository for 7 days. I have been using Monostat 7 for the last 2 months with no relief! But they are also taking a culture because there is a e. coli strain going around that causes yeast infections. UGH!!

If that is the case, I will have to have antibiotics, only to have another yeast infection.. UGH!!!!

Keep me in your thoughts!

Thanks for letting me vent!!!!!

spryng
10-18-2003, 08:55 AM
Oh Karen! When will you have the coulture taken? I hope they get rid of really fast for you. How terrible!
Well Dh didn't get home until 3 am ! He is so tired so needless to say he is still out. But it's nice to see him in our bed again :)
Ok, my WI day! I lost 3 lbs!!!!!!! I'm at 156 today! I'm so happy! I knew my jeans were getting looser. :) Well, I got to get things done around here because once DH gets up we'll be gone all day. TTYL and have a great SATURDAY!!!

Freckles
10-18-2003, 09:19 AM
I'M BACK!!!

I may be here-but I sure had a hard time finding you all! :dizzy: I'm exhausted & I didn't even get on my recumbant bike yet! (I was looking for my last post so that I could get caught up with you all from where I left off!) Little did I know that you were umteen posts into the next thread!!;) What a workout-Hmmnn... that should have counted towards a fews calories, don't you think? Well gals, you heard right-I didn't get on the R. Bike yet. I've been so, so busy. I can't believe how many new gals we have here. THAT IS SO AWESOME!! Unfortunately, I'm not sure if I can answer any of you personally. I guess you'll have to wait til I get a night of insomnia. I did have a chance to skim the posts and it seems to me that the majority of you are doing a fantastic job. I sure hope I can join you all with the same results soon. During the day I've been trying to keep up with the housework & different appointments for my inlaws & cats. Also-the school auction is this weekend, so I put in several hours of volunteer work to help out with it. Then....at night-make dinner & play Mom's Taxi Service. It's mostly for my DD, the outgoing one-that tries to keep her DM just as outgoing-(At least out going in the taxi!) :faint: Now-back to you gals: I see a lot of you are on the WW program. This is the plan I'm supposed to be on, so I'll try & join in, okay? Is anyone on the new WW flexpoints plan? I haven't been to a meeting since spring, so I'm not familiar with it at all. It's so costly & time consuming for me currently, so I guess I'll follow the old plan & add some exercise!! It was great to see that so many of you missed me. It makes me feel so special! :queen: I guess what I'm going to have to do is print out all these posts & try & get caught up while I wait for dd at dance today. Well I have to scoot right now & take dd to dance. I'll try & get caught up with you all later, okay? TTFN

spryng
10-18-2003, 08:00 PM
Jackie I am so glad you have decided to join us again!! Yes, I am doing the Flexpoints plan. It's really not so different then the winning points... first instead of a point range a day you get a set target point (for me it's 22)you can find yours by the lowest points in your range and add two and that would be your target points. 2nd, instead of banking points you get 35 flexpoints to use for the week. They start on the day you weigh in... you can use them throughout the week or all at once or however you like. And 3rd you still get activity points and you can eat as many as you earn but they have to be eaten the day you earn them. No saving them. I think that is it in a nutshell. If you have anymore questions about it feel free to ask one of us! Alot of people are having success on this and some prefer the winning points but it doesn't matter which one you decide on because they all work well.
Well we just got home. It has been such a busy day. Shop shop shop. We ate at redlobster and I used almost all of my FP's today. But that is what I planned to do. I don't like using them during the week.
Well, gonna put in a movie and relax with my hubby! TTYL!

jelynn
10-18-2003, 11:34 PM
Just wanted to check in quickly. I have had computer problems this week and wasn't able to get on-line :( HAven't really had time to read back (you guys have been chatty!) But did see Jen's post-- ((((big hugs to you!)))))

Promise I'll be back tomorrow! Welcome back Jackie! You probably don't remember me, but I posted back a couple years ago and then not again until recently. Anyone keep in touch with Kerrie? I did for awhile, but haven't for a long time.

Anyway, have a good night!

ECmom
10-19-2003, 07:31 PM
Gee it has been busy here.....I snuck on while waiting for Ds to move his laundry from the washer to the dryer, and read (skimmed) some of the posts......I will be back later!!!!!!!! See you then!
Ginny BTW- the WW apple pie is wonderful.....4 pts a serving:)

gemini
10-19-2003, 09:06 PM
Hi gang...........

Well, the weekend was wonderful!!!!! Our condo was gorgeous. And the resort has recently built a brand-new fitness center. Dh and I worked out both days, then relaxed in the new salt water pool and hot tubs. It was heaven! We spent yesterday just relaxing.... did a little outlet shopping, soaking in the hot tub, and a leisurely dinner. We had both decided that we would not be counting points for the weekend. But, honestly, I think my stomach has shrunk and I could not eat like I used to. We did not go too wild. And, we did work out both days.

So, I am home now, and feel like I have slammed head-on into reality. I checked the local paper to find I missed my friend's parents wake this afternoon. I didn't expect them to get anything underway until tomorrow. So, ds and I will head out first thing in the morning to the double funeral. :( Please pray that a lunchbox full of trains keeps ds quiet. But, I think he will be fine..... he is a good boy. I am not looking forward to tomorrow at all. The services are being held at the same funeral home where we held my father's. In a way, I am glad that I will have ds with me, because I will not drag him to the cemetary, which is the same one where my father is..... I have not been there since the day he was buried. So we will just attend services at the funeral home, then maybe the mass at church, depending on how ds is behaving.

Then I just have to get through my ultrasound on Tuesday. I will be hoping that the week takes a turn for the better by Wednesday.

Emily, thanks for the support. :)

Spryng, hope you enjoyed your time with hubby. Any chance you want to bring your super-cleaning self here once he goes back on the road? :lol: And glad your u/s turned out well. :)

Jackie, so glad you are back. :) I am doing the flexpoints plan, too. It's the only plan I know, since I joined WW post-winning points. I like it, and usually try to save my flexpoints for the weekends.

Karen, so sorry about your infection. I hope you get it cleared up soon.

Sandy, hope you are well.


Well, I am off to bed, since tomorrow will be a long day. Talk soon.........

Freckles
10-20-2003, 12:30 AM
Hi!

I'll probably be off of here for a few days or so. I received bad news today. My FIL passed away today. Thanks to all you gals for filling me in with the Flexpoints. Jelynn-I do indeed remember you. Didn't we both post at another thread too? I think it was an exercise one. Well, I'm pretty exhausted, so I'll close for now.

spryng
10-20-2003, 08:45 AM
Good morning all!
Jackie I am so sorry to hear about your FIL. Were you really close with him? You will be in my thoughts. Hope to see you back here as soon as you are up to it.
Jen, I'm glad your weekend was good and I hope the rest of the week goes well for you too. At least it is monday... a fresh week.
My weekend went great too. It was so nice to have Dh home. He leaves at 2 pm today... so we are about to head to town to do a little shopping before he goes. But I did use ALL of my flexpoints this weekend, and enjoyed every bite of it, lol. But now I am ready to finish my week with just target points and get some exercise in. I hope everyone else had a good weekend too.
Mel? How are you? Haven't heard from you in a while. How's little Myra?
Well, got to go! TTYL!

KarenW
10-20-2003, 10:41 AM
Jen - I am glad you had a good weekend! You deserved it after what you are going through!

Jackie - I am keeping you and your family in my THoughts and prayers.

Spryng - how long is DH gone for this time? Is the training almost over? I hope you have a great day shopping...

OK - I have to run... but I have to tell you .. I am down another 1 pound today for a total of 20.5 pounds! WOO HOO! I have hit my First short term goal! WOO HOO! Only 4 more pounds to meet my PUMPKIN DAY CHALLENGE! :)

Going to the gym.. but I will check in later!

ECmom
10-20-2003, 12:03 PM
Good morning,
I am going to have to be short here, sorry for being terse.

Jackie- that is so sad about your FIL. My prayers go out to you and your Dh and family. This has been a long process with him, and he has been sick for a long time. How are Dh and MIL handling his loss? Hugs to you.......

Jen- welcome home. Glad that you had a good weekend, but sorry that you had to come home to turmoil. I will pray for grace for you during the service and the day in general, as it brings back you Df's passing. Hugs to you.......

Spryng- glad your weekend with Dh went well. Hey, that is what those flex points are for, right??? Hope your week goes well.

Emily- glad you could check in!!!!!! (I know sometimes just saying hello is an effort).

Karen- bummer about the yeast infection. Are you feeling better??? Congrats on losing again!

As for me, well life with a teenaged Dd is challenging.......not too much fun either. But we are dealing with it as best as we can.
I have gotten my walk in today, and a short one yesterday. I like the ab workout (it is short but intense) that WW gave me last week, and it earns an AP too!.
Gotta go- lots of stuff to do. See you later!
Ginny

spryng
10-20-2003, 01:42 PM
Karen, DH's training has been over for two weeks now. He is now in his own truck running solo and loving it! He'll be gone for 2 more weeks... so he should be home again on Oct 31, which is great because Nov 1st that new disney cartoon comes to theaters (brother bear) and I want to take the kids to see it. :) Oh and congrats on another # gone!! That is so great! At this rate you'll see your goal weight very soon! You must be so excited.

Ginny, I hope things are getting better with dd as the day and week prgresses. Does it have anything to do with a college? Oh and I got my first WW magzine today!! As soon as DH leaves I'll be reading it cover to cover!
Well, got to get off here and get Dh down the road. I bought him a cell phone today finally so talking to him will be so much easier now, :)
TTYL!

KarenW
10-20-2003, 02:32 PM
Thats right! I remember you saying that Spryng! somewhere in the midst of my foggy head when I was sick!

Ginny - I do feel LOTS better, but we will see how long it lasts.. I have to treat it until friday.. so I am hoping!!!!

Yesterday DH and I went shopping! I got some new sweats in a size Medium!! My current ones are XL and when I tried on the Large in the store.. they were WAY too big too!! YIPPEE!

Later this week I am going to go get some undies and bras... I am going to wait on jeans for just a little longer!

gemini
10-20-2003, 04:41 PM
Hi gang.......

Just a quick check-in before I get dinner going for the kids........

Jackie, I am very sorry for the loss of your FIL. Sending you and your family my thoughts............

Ginny, I am very sorry about your turmoil with dd.......... I certainly know I do not look forward to the teenage years! I send my sympathy and support!

Spryng, glad you are still enjoying dh... sounds like you had a nice weekend.

Karen, congrats on another pound gone, and glad you are feeling better.

Well, today was just awful, as you could imagine. Ginny, you are so right that the day brought back so many memories of my own father's funeral process. The one bright spot was that my Tyler was an absolute angel.... he sat in church for an hour and played with his trains and didn't utter a peep. He would be occasionally cuddley and seemed to know just when I needed a hug or kiss. I am so glad I brought him.... he will never know how he helped me get through this day.

Well, I gotta get things going around here. I have to work tonight, then have my breast u/s in the morning. Tuesday afternoons are super-busy with kids' activities, but I will try to get here in the afternoon to update you...... hopefully with good news.

Have a good evening everyone............

ECmom
10-20-2003, 08:35 PM
Hi- I managed to sneak back on..........

Jen- hope that you are doing ok after your stressful day. I am glad for you that dear Tyler was there to comfort his mommy, just as our Karen is a huge comfort to me during this ordeal with Dd.
I will be praying for you tonight and tomorrow regarding your health and the sono. I know you know this already but most masses are benign..... and I am hoping for and looking foward to good news!!!! Hugs.

Karen- congrats on those size M sweats!!!!!! (funny, I just threw out my old sweats for the same reason, only I am waiting till next ckeck to get new ones). All your hard work has paid off! And I do hope that crummy yeast infection finally goes away. They are so annoying.

Spryng- enjoy that new WW magazine!!!! It does really help to have some of their literature around (or the web site) to keep you on track. I won a magazine at a meeting a while ago, and every so often they give you a special magazine on a topic and I do enjoy reading them. They are great for tips, recipes and getting ideas........ How is your family handling Dh coming and going as he goes back to work???? (and how are you holding up too?)

Thanks to all of you for the sympathy on my situation with Dd. I have spent most of the day on the phone (when I was not driving ) with someone about her, either Bf's mother, Bf, Dh......she is still angry with us, and communication is difficult. The only one who does not see our point is her....... (I even think Bf understands where we are coming from). Gosh this is tough~ and I wish I had a magic wand to fix this in one wave. But I have to be patient and trust......and at least for now am doing ok with that. It is just hard to watch Dd put herself thru this.

Well, I have a little one waiting for her bedtime story!!!! And 'nuff of me cranking! Time for my jammies too (I need a new pair of those too!:) in a smaller size). See you tomorrow!
Ginny

spryng
10-20-2003, 11:03 PM
Good evening all!
Ginny, I'm handling Dh coming and going pretty well. I get teary as he pulls out of the driveway... but I know I'll talk to him every day so I have something to look forward too. My ds on the other hand handles it badly. He acts out for a day or two until he's back to normal. Like today he had several accidents in his underwear and has been very irritable and moody and all together a little monster. but I know it's very hard on him, he's a daddy's boy. But everyone else here does fine with it. I thought I would be lost without him here everyday but I find that I like being independant. I enjoy making all the decisions and handling the finances. I thought I would be overwhelmed to go anywhere with the kids and I found that it isn't very difficult if I plan it well. So I am doing just fine. Thanks for asking though! :) Oh and yes I loved that WW magazine! This was their holiday issue so it had great recipes for thanksgiving and christmas, and great success stories, etc. I can't wait until the next one gets here. Too bad they only have 6 per year, I would love to get one every month. :) I really hope Dd is coming around for you. I know it's so tough being a teenager, almost an adult and thinking everyone is out to sabbotage you... when in fact everyone is just trying to protect you and your future... but it's hard to see the big picture when you are right in the middle of it all. But I know you are a great loving mother and want what is best for your kids. :)
Jen, I'm glad your had your little one with you today to make you smile. It's strange how they know we are in pain even when we are trying so hard to hide it form them. My little girl know's right away when something is wrong with me. i don't know how but she does and she thinks it's her duty to cheer me up or give me some affection, it makes my day :) Children really are a blessing. I hope you get good news on your ultrasound tomorrow. Can they tell if it's benign or not on an ultrasound?? I thought they'd have to do a biopsy. But keep us updated and you'll be in my thoughts.
Karen congrats on another success!! At the weight watcher site they call that a NSV (non scale victory!) I just love those... almost more than seeing the scale move down. I just bought myself new bras and panties too and it was such a treat! It's weird how something that nobody gets to see (except DH's) can make a girl feel giddy! lol. One of my gifts to myself when I hit my goal is to buy some new lingerie and such from victoria secret or fredricks of hollywood or someplace similar. Something very sexy and slim!
Well, my day has been ok. besides having the problems with ds. But I know that is temporary so I'm not worried about it. I got in my cardio sculpt tonight and ate my target points so the day has been great in that department.
But now I am off to bed. I hope everyone is having a great night. has anyone heard from Mel lately? I hope everything is ok with her and her little one. TTYL!

ECmom
10-21-2003, 06:52 AM
Going to start a new thread. See you there!!!!