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05-10-2004, 12:34 AM
Welcome to a thread devoted to those who have the ultimate job of taking care of their family. Here you will find wonderful women raising a family and trying to find time to take care of themselves and their weight too. So if you are a SAHM jump right in and say hello and to all you who have been here before I look forward to a new day with you!!

05-10-2004, 07:32 AM
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First of all...

Geri, I am so sorry for your loss, but I'm glad it's over. I hate that it was on mother's day too. :(

Cindi, I am so sorry that you didn't have a good Mother's Day. I'll leave it at that. Is the rest of your family still sick or are they on the mend? :(

Jessi, so glad to see you back. And let me get this straight, it wasn't one day of bad eating it was 3 days of bad eating and not only bad eating but REALLY bad eating. But that's okay, I'm refreshed today. I'm sorry to hear about the stress you're under. I'm not sure what your religion is or if you're very religious, but read the bible through these tough times. Read Job for instance, he lost EVERYTHING, but was fine through it. Or Proverbs is good. I know I've vented to all of you, but I am NOT a stressful person. Sure there are times when things start to get to me but for the most part they don't. I know it's because I know someone has it worse than me or I know that through prayer and my FAITH, which is VERY strong, we will be fine. I didn't mean to preach to you, but those are the ways I deal with stress. Hope it helps. Now you better stick around this time, that's what we're here for. :?: :( :)

Spryng, hope your weekend with dh was PERFECT. :D ;)

Penny, sounds like you had a WONDERFUL Mother's Day. That is terrific. :D

Michelle, you have been doing so well OP and your Mother's Day sounds like it topped everything off like a cherry. ;) :D

Let me tell y'all a secret. Before I started eating well and joined this group I would wake up in the mornings hungry. Even though I would eat more during the day than even I do now, I would still wake up hungry. Well after joining and eating better, even though it's less than it used to be, I don't wake up hungry now. I haven't in a long time. But after eating so badly this weekend, I'm hungry this morning. I mean my stomach is growling. I'm not going to eat until I cook breakfast for the kids, but I wanted to tell y'all how it's funny how this works, but eating less but better and healthier keeps you less hungry. Anyway, just a motivator I suppose. Well my Mother's Day turned out pretty much like any other day. After my dh not telling me HMD,(happy mother's day), yet he walked in his family's and said it to EVERYONE else there, I had to say something. So then he said it to me, but the sincereity was not there. We did get to go riding the 4 wheeler by ourselves for a bit and then he told me HMD again. It was nice, but still didn't seem to come from his heart. I know he's not cold he's just not sensitive. I take what I can get. Otherwise the day was like any other.
Well I let my house go this weekend so I've got LOTS of cleaning to do. This week is the kitchen for the zone and I'm glad because it needs it. Plus I'll strip the beds, laundry, school and errands to run. I'll be rather busy today, but I promise to get in some exercise, EVERYDAY this week and I'm gonna put a tight cover on my calorie intake and watch VERY close. My goal is to not gain by the next WI, I know I probably gained 2 lbs. this weekend, so I've got my work cut out for me. I hope you all have a great day and I'll check in later.

05-10-2004, 09:26 AM
I know you can get back on track today and still do ok on weigh in day. ;)

I mean this is our goal for life so there is always going to be times we don't do well but the great thing is that we realize it and know what to do to get back on track!

We are winning half of the battle by coming here and trying. ;)

Have a better DAY~:) :) :)

05-10-2004, 09:42 AM
Well, it's back OP today for me. Also, I'm returning to my Flylady routines - basically getting back to normal after my week's vacation.

Michelle: I'm glad you got a three-mile walk in - that's awesome! Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day. My gifts were combined Mother's Day/Anniversary ones. I got a beautiful black and white diamond peandant - two interlocked hearts - one heart for DH and one for DS.

Lisa: It's good to know more about you. I'm trying to lose my postpartum weight (30 lbs). Sounds like you're enjoying your life in Iowa - that's nice. I'm in Atlanta and we love it here. It will be fun to get to know you more and more.

Melinda - that brunch sounds delicious! I'm glad you enjoyed Mother's Day. Maybe a small break now and then improves motivation :lol:

Geri: I'm really sorry to hear about your uncle. It sounds like your family has had a lot of loss to deal with - I'm thinking of you.

Jessi - thank you for your kind words about my DH - we're just really relieved it's not cancer and can, hopefully, deal with what ever else it is! I'm sending positive thoughts your way for your DH's job search. And, as you know, I re-gained my initial loss as well, so we'll encourage each other with that :)

Cindi: Sorry your Mother's Day sucked :( Well, exercise is a wonderful thing. I detest doing it, but it always helps the weight fly off for me.

Crystal: I know you can do it and work hard before your next WI. You seem to always have great knowledge about yourself, weight loss, and your life in general. I can tell that's one of your strengths :cool: and I'm glad you use it.

Well, DS is taking a nap, so it's flylady for me! Got to get back on track.

05-10-2004, 09:44 AM
Penny, you are so right. Thank you for helping put this in perspective.

05-10-2004, 11:27 AM
Good morning ladies :coffee: :coffee:

Thanks all for your thoughts and prayers. It really helps. :thanks:

Jessie, welcome back! I was just thinking about you yesterday. We do all go crazy once in a while and here is where to get your sanity back...even if you're not eating right! Hope the job search gets better.

Hi Leigh. Hope you have a wonderful day!'s so good that your faith can get you through so much. I would have a hard time if my Dh didn't say things like "Happy Mother's Day" from the heart. Talk to us any time you need to! I know what you mean about waking up hungry! I stress ate a little bit last night and had some sweets. My stomach was GROWLING when I got up this morning. I have also noticed that when I'm eating well I don't wake up that way.

Penny...thanks for the new thread. I have to remember to take some outside pictures and add them to the other site. The flowering crab trees are in bloom and are gorgeous! Hey, send me that new patio set! Mine's about 7 years old and I'd love a new one but it's just not in the budget this year.

We're supposed to have mid-day storms all week so don't know when we're going to mow the lawn for Saturday's party. Also have to get all the food prepared sometime too. I'll wait til later today when I get all the funeral plans to figure everything out. I know Dh wants to get the decking on this week too. The inspector will hopefully come today to look at the framing. Can't wait until that project is done!

Got my 3 mile walk in today. Didn't work out yesterday...since we were going to breakfast I ran out of time in the morning and never got back to it later in the day.

For mother's day I got a gazing ball and stand for my yard. I wanted one last year but never saw a stand I liked. I saw one at Walmart that I liked but Dh found one at Menards that was pretty cool too. He did good!

OK, here's Tony to make me lose my post! Going to run. TTYL
HI all

05-10-2004, 12:17 PM
I was thinking about something this morning. It's an analogy, however not the greatest. But it always helps me to look at my weight loss journey from any and all perspectives. So here goes and let me know what you think:
Think about our journey like this; You're taking a vacation or moving somewhere far away. You have your directions and know exactly how to get there, however you either choose or not choose to take a detour. The scenerey is pleasant and the pit stops are fun and interesting. But you know that the only way to get to your destination is to get back on track and follow your directions. Maybe your detour was fun while it lasted, but it's not going to get you to your destination or goal.
I mean, our journey is like that vacation or like we're moving and this weekend I detoured, but the only way to get to my goal is to get back on track. The detour was fun while it lasted but that's over and my destination is insight.
Some of you may laugh this one away, but for me it helped at least helped get me past my detour. Think about it.

05-10-2004, 12:29 PM
Good Morning Ladies!!

I hope this post finds you all doing well!! I have a clingy baby today so I have to make this post a quick one.

Leigh - Thats so cool that you got a pendant how romantic the symbolism is!!

Crystal - You're right, you took a detour and now it's time to get back on the right track. :) You'll get there girly.

Penny - I hope you have a great Day!

Jessi - Glad to see you're back!

Spryng - We Misssss you!!

Geri - Wtg on the 3 mile walk!! I think it was good you took a day off from exercise sometimes you need to recover. I love those garden gazing balls they are soo pretty although I don't want to put one in my front yard because I'm scared someone will Steal it or break it, not that that kind of stuff happens a lot around here but it does sometimes.

Ginny - How are you doing? Is your computer running yet?

Lisa - Glad to have you with us!! Have a great OP day! Have you chosen a plan or did I already ask that sorry I'm scatter brained today, not enough sleep :( lol.

Cindi - Sorry to hear your Mothers Day wasn't a good one :( I hope you are feeling well, and have a fantastic day today!

Well I want to get my bathroom cleaned today since I monkey'd around yesterday, the rest of the house is clean just gotta give the bathroom a once over. I'll probably post again around lunch time.

See you guys then!!

05-10-2004, 12:46 PM
Good morning. So much to catch up on. First, a belated Happy Mother's Day to everyone. Welcome to Sarah and Lisa. It sounds like eveyone had a really busy weekend. We had our yard sale, and made $300 altogether. Not bad. Saturday night, dh and I went out to dinner at a Japenense steak house. My mom got us a gift certificate there for our anniversary, and it was so good. Sunday, Dh and ds's made me breafast in bed, and then I went out to my mom's house to help her clean up the yard sale stuff. While I was there, my sister said she wanted to take mom out for lunch for mom's day. She told me I could go to, which was nice, but I could only drink water since I had to have my friggen blood drawn again. So it was us three. Then my yongest brother wanted to go, so it was four of us. Then my mom told me to call my SIL and see if she wanted to go,then my other two brothers came. So seven of us went out to lunch, and my sister was mad because she didn't want anyone else to go. After lunch, I went back to my moms house and helped them load up the stuff to take to goodwill, and then I left to go to the lab. I come home from the blood draw, and my mom,SIL, and siblings are here, and my dh and boys are leaving to go with them. Dh was going to surprise me by buying a bicycle while I was gone and having it home for me. Well, I ruined that surprise, but I got to pick out the bike that I wanted. I rode it home from wal-mart, which is about 3 miles. My mom bought a bike too, and my SIL got her mom a bike for mom's day. My bike was half mother's day present/half anniversary. I am so excited about it. Can't wait for dh to get home so I can go ride it. My weight has stayed the same this week. I hope everyone gets back on track with exercising and eating. Have a great day ladies.

05-10-2004, 01:04 PM
Ricci, that bike sounds like so much fun! I'll bet if you ride it daily, and did nothing else different, you'll see a loss this week!

Michelle, thanks for the warm welcome. In answer to your question, my only real "plan" or "program" is to get back to my old ways of eating when I didn't have too much wieght. Pretty much its just moderation in everything. Weather permitting, I really enjoy getting out for a walk everyday, and that helps both with my attitude, and self image... Not a very strict program, but I really think I have a good grasp on knowing the difference between what is good for me, and what is not, and I know how to recognize when I'm making a bad choice, and am ok with being accountable for it when I do.

Crystal, I liked your analogy, I didn't laugh at it at all.

Geri, I totally know what you're saying about being hungry the next morning after eating bad. There is actually a scientific explanation to that! When you've spiked your blood sugars with too much food, you hit a hard low...and its the very low blood sugar that makes you feel so hungry. Its awesome you made this correlation on your own!

I'm sorry everybody else who I"m missing, its 11:00 and the baby is still sleeping, I really need to go check on him, have a great day, and thanks for the warm welcome from everybody!


05-10-2004, 01:39 PM
Why women cry……..

A little boy asked his mother, “why are you crying?”. “Because I am a woman” she told him. “I do not understand.” He said. His mom just hugged him and said, “You never will”. Later the little boy asked his father” Why does Mommy cry for no reason?”. All women cry for no reason, was all his dad could say. The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry. Finally he put a call in to God. When God gon on the phone, he asked “God, why do women cry so easily?” God replied-
“When I made woman she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort. I gave her the inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children. I have her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining. I gave her sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances even her child has hurt her badly. I gave her the strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart. I gave her the wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand by him unfalteringly. And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed. “

“ You see, my son, “ said God, the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heartplace- where love resides.”

Hope that everyone had a nice Mothers Day.

05-10-2004, 02:14 PM
Ohhhh Ginny!!! That is sooo beautiful, and yes it made me cry lol!!

Ricci - Glad to hear you had such a great Mothers day!!

Lisa - Oh my a baby that sleeps til 11:00 am!! I'm happy if mine sleeps til 7 lol. I think i had one day that she slept til 8 lol but my 2 yo she's been sleeping til 8 the last few days just like her mommy she likes to sleep in lol.

So I got a 2 mile walk in already so I'm doing good!! I have to eat something now lol. Okay so get this guys, Teagan has found a new toy, the dog dishes!! she always crawls to them!! She loves splashing in the water and even tried a piece of dog food yuck!!! every time I leave the room she crawls as fast as she can to the dog dish lol its actually kind of cute lol.

I gotta get back to my chores lol.

05-10-2004, 02:29 PM
Good morning all!

DH is gone now so you have my full attention again, lol.

Ginny, that was a beautiful poem! I just loved it. I'm going to save it and print it out. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. :) How are you doing?

It's taken me a little while to catch up on everyone so I don't know if I will get to be personal or not. So bear with me, lol.
Lisa, I think you asked me how long it took me to get my weight off? 7 1/2 months. Towards the end I was losing very slowly, like only 2.5 lbs a month. But it really has made WW a lifestyle for me and I love that. Do I have any tips?? Yes, don't deprive yourself of anything you love. Everything in moderation is the key. That is why I always failed at low carb because I couldn't stand to be told what I could or couldn't eat and if something was off limits I would crave it like crazy. But on WW that isn't the case. Everything has a point value so I can have it if I want I just have to stay within my pts.

Well I just watched survivor this morning. I didn't get to see it last night so I taped it. It ended just the way I hoped!!! :) Geri what did you think?? I can't believe jerri walked off the show. I never really liked her anyway. Sue was looking good. She needed those implants! :o

Ok, well my house stayed clean throughout the weekend for a change. It was so weird because my Dh was so supportive of me doing flylady that he would help me do my morning and evening routines!lol. And he told everyone about that website! cracked me up. So today I just have one load of laundry to do and I will clean my fridge out today for my 15 min zone work. But it has been a long weekend and I am so tired from it. But it was a wonderful weekend. one of the best ever! I have the best DH in the world and he knows how to make a woman feel loved and appreciated and special. I can't say enough about him :cofdate:
But I will be able to keep up with the posts again and I promise I will get personal with everyone really soon. Michelle congrats on getting those 10 lbs off!!!! That is wonderful! Crystal, I hope you are back OP now. Remember a cheat day won't set you back too much but you still have to be very careful if it goes past a day. So hang in there and you'll be just fine. :grouphug:
Ok, gotta get of here and see if Tanner is ready for nap time. I know I am, lol. TTYL!!! It's good to be back! Oh and welcome back Leigh!!!! (you too jessi!!)

05-10-2004, 03:14 PM
Happy Belated Mother's Day Everyone

Spryng sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with your husband. He sounds like a special man. You will have to fill us in on the details when you get the time.

Geri I am sorry for your loss. Your dinner sounds great. There is nothing better than a bratwurst or kielbaska with sauerkraut! After all I am part polish.

Ginny what a beautiful poem, I am also going to print it out. Thank you for sharing it.

Michelle great job on the excercise. I got some cardio in this morning, only about 10 minutes but I figure it is better than nothing.

I had a nice mother's day. Husband made breakfast, he makes excellent omlettes. Also got some candles, a new lawn chair, and some hanging baskets for outside. Well hello to everyone, there are so many people on this board it is taking me awhile to get to know all of you and your names. Bye for now....Julie

05-10-2004, 04:56 PM
Hi Ladies!

That was beautiful THANK YOU!

I am glad you are doing better ;)


That is so cute that dh was telling everyone about

If you are reading this, get off here and take some pic of your

It sounds like you have a great idea of your journey! :) If you don't mind me asking, how much do you want to lose or do you have a goal set?

Congrats on the bike! I love riding also! Hope you have fun!!!

How are you doing getting back on track today? Back in gear???

Well for me... Hunter graduated from Pre-K this morning... sob ... sob.... He is growing up so fast!!

05-10-2004, 04:59 PM
Well, not too much new tp report. Am trying to squeeze in a little scrapbooking while DS naps . . .

Geri - glad you liked your Mother's Day gift.

Crystal - good analogy!

Michelle - I know what having a clingy one is like :lol: Hope you get a little break at some point.

Ricci - sounds like you managed to have a nice Mother's Day despite the blood tests :)

Lisa - your plan sounds like a good one to me!

Thanks for the story, Ginny. It's a good one.

Spryng - I'm so happy that you had such an awesome weekend! That's wonderful :)

Julie - glad you had a good weekend too.

05-10-2004, 05:02 PM
P.S. Are ya'll watching Wynonna Judd on Oprah? You know she went on 90 days ago to begin weight loss. Wonder what will happen on today's show.

05-10-2004, 05:29 PM
You know, I was doing fine until I started reading how sweet everyone's dh was for Mother's Day. Was there anyone that didn't have anything special done for them? I really need to know if I'm the only one, then I'll find myself sad. No but really I do want to know if I'm the only one. I got a "Happy Mother's Day" after making a few rude comments and such. Nothing sincere. And I didn't want ANYTHING materialsitically, I just wanted to be treated differently for one day. I wanted sincerity and acknowledgement for what I do. I got it after I asked for it and he actually had the nerve to say that he tells me all the time that I do a good job being a mama and so on. I don't know what dream he woke up in, he NEVER tells me anything of the such, obviously, not even the one day he was suppose to.

Anyway, I'll check in later.

05-10-2004, 07:58 PM
I was sitting here enjoying my dinner wandering what everyone else was having??? I myself, am having lime sauced chicken, homemade mashed potatoes and a salad. This puts me at 1200 calories for the day including a twinkie and a chocolate chop cookie from the bakery at Walmart. I'll have some to spare for a late night snack. I still plan on going walking after dh gets home and eats, he's not home yet. We're fixing to go out and enjoy some fresh air. Hope everyone else is enjoying dinner.

05-10-2004, 08:14 PM
Hey, Crystal, my dh feels the same way about valentines day. While eveyone I know is getting something, wether its candy, or a card, or anything else, I get nothing. Not even a happy valentines day. I know that you don't need a holiday to tell someone you love them, but I feel left out. Maybe that will make you feel better.

05-10-2004, 08:40 PM
Good evening all!

Crystal, I'm so sorry you had a bad mothers day. But at least he didn't forget your b-day right??? Could always be worse I think. But again it all comes down to communication and compromise and to choose your battles. You know? Your dinner sounded really good. I ended up scouring my cabinets (I didn't go shopping on thursday when I should have) and settles on a box oven lasagna (it was actually really good!) made with boca crumbles and baked sweet potatoes on the side and garlic toast. It all hit the spot. Then after dinner I went to the grocery store and bought some stuff for the rest of this week. So I am prepared now, lol. I hope you are able to get your walk in . I think I will start my pilates again tonight.
Leigh, I taped that Oprah today, haven't seen it yet because of dinner and grocery shopping but I will see it after The Swan tonight. Anyone else going to watch the swan?
Penny congrats on your little graduate!!!! How sweet.
Julie your mothers day sounded wonderful! And about my weekend, there isn't much detail to give (other than stuff that would bore you all, lol) DH got in friday and I met him in Olathe (it's about 1 hr 20 min from here, where his company is.) then we went out to eat at Outback. It was really good. I love that they have sirloin in the kids menu because my kids LOVE steak. Then we got in late as usual when he is home. Got the kids wound down and in bed, we ened up staying up until 2:30 am!!! :o Had to catch up on alot of pillow talk and such, lol. Then got up early on saturday and went to the KC Zoo. It was so much fun. It's a pretty good sized zoo. I'll share some pics once I upload them tonight. We walked for 5 hrs solid only stopping for lunch. The kids did so great and loved all the animals. Then we drove home, got in late once again so hurried the kids to bed and then crashed! I ended up getting sick that night so I spent alot of it the bathroom but DH slept like a baby. He was so tired. But he let me sleep in sunday morning until 10 am!!! That was heaven. Then we slowly got around, grabbed some lunch then headed out to his parents house for the afternoon. We had a great time. Everyone was in great moods and we had alot of laughs. Then we headed over to his cousins house (the one I tan with) and visited them which was also fun. Then we got home about 9 pm. Got the kids cleaned up and in bed and then the weekend was over before I knew it. But it was very enjoyable. Dh is so impressed with my weightloss that he can't stop gawking when he is home. LOL. I guess I shouldn't complain but after the 20th "you look so hot or amazing!" it loses it's appeal, lol. But he does make me feel beautiful and that is what counts. But that was my weekend. Sorry you asked?lol. But he'll be back in on the 21st. And I can't wait.

Well, guess I better get off here and get ready for the Swan. they are doing back to back episodes tonight. TTYL!

05-10-2004, 09:44 PM
Ohhhh I will be watching the swan tonight too!! I think it will be a good one!

Anyway just had dinner, leftover meatloaf, salad and asparagus it was pretty good! I think I'm going to try to get another mile walk in before I go to bed, just to burn some extra calories :)

Spryng I'm so glad that you had a wonderful weekend with your hubby!! You certainly deserved it!!

Well I want to go take a quick shower before the swan starts so I guess I will talk to you all later.


05-10-2004, 11:00 PM
Hello all,

Penny... :rofl: It's dark out now so I can't take any pictures if you want to see anything! It rained most of the afternoon anyway. Happy graduation to Hunter!

Michelle, congrats on the walking. Isn't Leslie great?? Which tapes do you have again?

Spryng, glad you got to see Dh this weekend, but I miss you when you're gone! Good to have you back...sounds like you had a great time.

Ginny...thanks! That was so special. don't want to hear my comments about the lack of comments you got from Dh :o ;) Did you get out to enjoy the fresh air tonight?? much longer do you have to do the study again? A bike! How cool. I haven't been on a ride in a couple of weeks. It's starting to warm up around here finally so hopefully my gf and I will get back to our 20 mile rides on Sundays.

Leigh, I watched Oprah today...I love Wynonna. You just can't understand how someone that talented can be so unhappy with themselves...sounds like she and Mom really have some head-butting communication issues. I really hope she does well.

Julie nice to hear from you again!! Stay with us. WI....for 2 weeks........

DOWN 4.5 LBS! :cheer: :goodscale :encore: :dancer: :cp: :cb:

I got a charm for hitting 25 lbs today at TOPS :D . Only 13.5 lbs to onederland!! WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Ok, so I'm excited :D

Well, have some work to do on the computer while my haircolor processes. I'll talk to you all tomorrow sometime. Thanks for all of your help ladies!!

05-10-2004, 11:27 PM
Well girls, I walked about 30 minutes or so. I'm bringing in under 1500 calories with several little snacks and such. I feel great.

Spryng, my dh can't forget my b-day, it's 1 week before his. But he feels the same about birthdays as he does Mother's Day and Valentines and Anniversaries. It's just another day, nothing special to him. Some of your dinner sounded good, I don't like sweet potatoes but everything else sounded good.

Michelle, glad you're doing well and hope the Swan is good for you.

Ricci, it does help to know that my dh isn't the only one. Does your dh feel that way about any other occasions?

You all should be glad I just chatted with my sister online and got alot off my chest. Nothing bad, just blab, blab, blab about dh. My fingers are tired and I want a snack before bedtime.

I hope you all have a great evening. I'll check in in the AM.

05-10-2004, 11:35 PM
Geri - Way to go on the 4.5 lb loss!!!! You are getting there girl!! I have the 1, 2, and 3 mile dvd's I did the 3 mile walk last night but man is that one difficult for me at this time lol I just did the walk didn't even get the stretchie out til I can build up more endurance. I can do the 2 mile without too much difficulty though and I really like it too. I'm trying to get at least one walk in a day maybe 2 if I'm lucky, one in the morning one in the evening mind you I can't do this every day though.

Well I'm gonna finish watching the swan I'll talk to everyone in a little bit.


05-11-2004, 12:36 AM
Good evening all!

Geri CONGRATS!!!!! on the 4.5 lbs gone! That is so fantastic!!!! And you have every right to be excited! You are doing soooo great! Such an inspiration to the rest of us! And it was so sweet of you to miss me this past weekend! That made me feel so good, thanks for that. :) So what did you think about survivor last night?
Crystal, great job on your cals today and getting that walk in. Glad you were able to chat with you sister tonight and get things off your chest. How does her marriage work with so many kids?? It would take one tight bond to survive that, lol. I know just having 3 kids has changed the dynamics of my marriage so much, I couldn't imagine what 3-4 more would do to me or my marriage. She sounds like a great lady. Is she older than you?
Michelle what did you think of the swan tonight? I thought in both episodes they did too much to the girls faces. Not both women in both episodes, but one woman in each episode looked so fake because of all the face surgery. But maybe that was just me. Next week looks good though and I'm looking forward to see which wild card gets picked!

Well ladies I did it. I got in my pilates tonight!!! And I feels so good about it. I really didn't want to exercise since it's been so long but I know that if I don't dive back into it I'll never do it. So after the kids went down and I did my evening routine I popped in my dvd and got it over with. I feel great right now for it! :)
Guess I need to get off here and call it a night. I'm uploading my pics from the zoo right now so I'll post a couple tomorrow. You all have to see the hippos. A zookeeper came over to feed them a snack while we were walking by and those things were like puppy dogs! They came running out of that water and had their mouths open begging for their treats. They were given an apple apiece and a sandwich! It was so cool. The kids loved that and I got a couple good shots of them so I'll share that tomorrow. Going to call it a night. TTYL!!!

05-11-2004, 02:06 AM
Spryng - I agree with you on the too much surgery on them, and on the second episode I don't think the one that came out looking like barbie should have gone through she didn't work nearly as hard as the other one and she seemed really ungrateful for everything that they did for her. But she did look great in the end.

Well I did another 2 miles tonight so that was 4 for today, I dunno why but sometimes I'm really compelled to put in more than one work out a day and I feel good so I don't think its hurting anything, well of course its not lol!!

Well Girls I hope you all had a wonderful night and I will talk to you all tomorrow, I need to hit the sack.
Sweet Dreams

05-11-2004, 02:19 AM
Have a great night everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

And A SPECIAL CONGRATS TO GERI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO WOMAN!!!!!!!
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Congrats on the charm! You are well on your way......... :) :) :)

05-11-2004, 08:31 AM
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Good Morning girls. I didn't sleep too hot last night, sure hope all of you did.

Michelle, wtg on the double exercise yesterday.

Geri, YEAH. WOOHOO. We are all soooo proud of you.

Penny, hi there, hope you had a good day and night.

Spryng, my sister will be 31 this year, right about the time she'll have #8. Her dh used to be VERY INMATURE and never home and so on. That came to a hault about 5 kids ago. Now he works out of town, but it's a dream job. He may work out of town for 1 day or 1 week, but then he could turn around and spend 1 month home w/o having to go out of town. So actually it works WELL. He has really, really changed. When we got back from the bookfair, he had stayed home with all 7 of their kids and the house was cleaned; dusted and vacuumed, dinner cooked and new chicken coop had been built to get the chickens OFF her porch. 10 years ago, that would have only been a dream. So he has changed so much, he'll be 33 this year so I guess it's age. All I know is that everyone told me with age they get better, no one said they get worse BEFORE they get better. My dh used to bring me flowers for no reason or a card on a special occasion and such and now NO WAY!!! I'm keeping fingers crossed that he GROWS UP.

See I was telling my sister that I think I'm changing and becoming more mature and leaving him in my dust, which means I can't really complain because he can't help that. Anyway, I won't get started.

Well, I'm staying home today and continuing with the kitchen, I think I may clean the oven out, yuck. Still have alittle laundry and school and I want a nap today. I hope all of you have a great day. I'll check in later.

05-11-2004, 09:24 AM

I am sorry you are having such a ruff time with dh. I know my dad has gotten 10000% better since we have moved out the house. My mom said he has changed so much as he has gotten older.

Hunter is now out of school :) I am happy to have him home! He is growing up way to fast ;) I heard someone mention supper yesterday. We had crawfish stuffed chicken breast and brown rice. It was great ;) Anyhow...

Hope everyone has a great day!

Gotta run to Walmart so I will check back in later :)

05-11-2004, 09:45 AM
:lol: Just saw an ad on TV for Dimetapp non-drowsy. The mother says that her children's old allergy medicine would just make them drowsy and they'd nap "too much." I'm thinking: nap too much??? I need that old allergy medicine for Liam!!! Okay, only joking.

Crystal - I'm sorry that your DH made you feel sad about Mother's Day. I'd feel a little sad/angry/resentful as well. I think sometimes people don't really understand just how hard motherhood is. I've only been doing it for six months and it's the most difficult job I've ever had - including all my years in grad school! Until DH "gets it" (hopefully he will in the future), you should do things to celebrate yourself. Like buy yourself something special, or plant something special, or do something just for you.

Spryng - Good for you on the exercise. Oprah was pretty good. I still don't think Wynonna really gets it, though. SHe seems in danger of failing unless people are continually putting pressure on her, but maybe she'll come around. What did you think? Not that I'm one to talk - some days I still make completely self-defeating choices :o It's really nice that your DH appreciates all the work you've done to get in shape . . . I'll leave it at that :D

Michelle - did you enjoy The Swan? Good for you on the walking. A friend and I go to the park several times a week to walk with the babies (she has a DS Liam's age).

Geri - Hooray for the big loss!!! Could you remind me what program you're using again - or are you merely counting calories and working out? Yeah, it seems like Wynonna really has some issues with her mother - I feel kind of bad for her, actually, because it seems like Naomi gets along so well with Ashley, you know? And I was also thinking it's sad that she has all this remarkable talent, but doesn't feel good about herself deep down.

05-11-2004, 09:51 AM
Penny - you snuck in while I was posting :)
Hope you enjoy your time with Hunter.

05-11-2004, 11:01 AM
Just a quick hello...gotta get running to the grocery store.

Survivor...not sure but they played a good game. Either way Boston Rob got the money hey? Should go online and vote but don't really care this time around.

Plan...Dr Phil's ultimate weight loss...making good choices and exercising regularly. I eat quite a bit of food these days.

OK, talk to you all more later and get personal.

05-11-2004, 11:11 AM
Well, here is my weight loss story. I must really feel comfortable with you because I never talk about the exact numbers. Still haven't gotten the nerve to put it with every post. I think it will make me more accountable if I write it down. Ok, I gained 83 pounds with preg, never told anyone that before. I went from 175 to 258. Most of it was water weight as the initial wtg came off easily. Gained the first 10 pounds quick since I was on the LA program and restricting my calories before preg. Started the board in Feb at 192, now I am at 184. Not much change in the last couple of months, but when I think that I have lost 74 pounds in 8 months seems like a lot to me. The lowest I have been in the last 10 years is 145, I was 155 at my wedding and I feel that is the best weight. I am only 5'4, but pretty solid from the working out. Now one would ever guess I weigh this much. I think that is why I have such an issue with the number. Even at my weight now, I can wear fitted shirts and I feel good about myself. The nursing boobs might have a part of making the waist look smaller. LA took my measurement and all of them are smaller than pre-preg, except the bust, but I am still 9 pounds heavier than then.
So you can see why I have such a problem with the number. There is no way I have 9 pounds of boobs. Anyway feels good to let it out, so ladies I have 29 pounds to get off of this body.

Geri - I will be thinking of you and your family. Way to go on the weight. What will you do with the charm? Is it nice enough to wear? LOL

Penny - Congrats on your little graduate. I am still debating with the weaning. I am so sore when TOM comes I always decide to quit. JW has a running nose and allergies, so I don't want to stop now. It is so hard to give up.

Leigh - Didn't get to see Wyonna. Did she lose the weight?

Ricci - What kind of bike did you get? Dh was planning on getting the bike. Wal-mart and the bike store were out. Must be a popular item for mothers day. Enjoy the ride.

Ginny - Why woman cry. I am going to send it out to my girlfriends.

Spryng - I know you enjoyed having dh home for awhile. I am glad you got some together time. Dh is still recovering from the sore hiney. He goes in tomorrow, I think it is cleared up. He won't let me look at it anymore.

Julie and Crystal - Have a good on program day!

05-11-2004, 11:13 AM
Good morning all!

Leigh, what are you going to be up to this today? I agree about Wynonna. I felt like she "needs" to be in the public about her weightloss so she can't fail this time. And she is losing weight very slowly so it can be frustrating, which I'm sure we all can attest to. But it was an interesting show. I just watched it this morning.
Penny, hope you have a wonderful day with Hunter! Is he good at walmart? Mine are good most of the time.
Crystal, so sorry you didn't a get a good nights sleep and I hope you get that nap in today. Thanks for telling me a little about your sister. I am always so interested in those with very large families and all. Did they want 8 kids or does she not believe in birth control? Does she have them naturally?? I think at times I could have 2-3 more with ease. I mean I have great pregnancies and all we just don't have the money to raise that many kids. But I love babies and being pregnant and giving birth. I love the whole package, you know? Sometimes it makes me sad knowing Tanner is our last. And lately I've been having these strange dreams about finding out I was pregnant again and all the turmoil my head goes through hearing those words, lol. I mean if it happened I would accept it and move on but the initial shock would be bad and I would feel sad too. I really want Tanner to be our last or at least let him start school before any more come. I just want a couple years of no bottles and no diapers, lol. But I won't have to worry about pregnancy until 2008, lol. So I don't know why I am going on and on about it. :)
Michelle, I completely agree with you about that woman from the second episode. It drove me nuts that she wouldn't follow the program to a T since it was all handed to her on a silver platter you know? And I really didn't care for her face work when they were done... too rigid I guess. Congrats on doing another 2 mi last night!!! I may really have to look into these WATP videos. I mean if they are that addicting to where you want to workout twice in a day then there is something I am missing!! I had to force myself to workout last night!! I mean I am glad I did it but it was forced and I would love to find something that I can get excited about doing again. I think I need to start The Firm again.

Well, I don't have much planned for today. I'm staying home most of the day. This afternoon I have to go pick up my DH's cousin's kids. Her son's have agreed to start mowing my lawn during summer (plus it will give them some spending money too) so I'll go get them all today so they can do that this evening and then we bought the kids a new swimming pool at walmart on sunday, the one with the built in slide and all that and the kids want to swim tonight so I figure we will do that after the yard is mowed and looks nice. It's a jungle right now, lol. So that is all I will be doing today. Dinner will be something with chicken. I bought a whole chicken to roast sometime this week.. chicken breasts to use....also fajita stuff for chicken fajitas. Now I just have to decided on something. What are you all planning?
Guess I will get off here and get dressed and make my bed to get my day started! TTYL!

05-11-2004, 11:20 AM
You two snuck in on me! lol

melinda, you must be very muscular so you carry your weight so well. How did it make you feel to share those numbers with us? I think you are doing fantastic! And you will get those 29 lbs off THIS YEAR for sure! May I ask what size you are? I'm asking because I'm 5'4" and when I was your current weight I was a size 16 but something tells me you much smaller than that because of your build. I am not muscular at all and it's taking me some time to accept that. I mean I got really upset that I am the weight I am now and can't get into a size 8 jean!! When two years ago I was a size 8 at 135-140 lbs. So I have lost alot of muscle tone and gained flab which I know I can reverse if I would just get off my butt and exercise everyday! You girls are really helping me to get motivated in that area.
Geri enjoy your morning away from home! And I did vote last night on for Rupert. Maybe we should all join up for survivor! That is a great weight loss program! lol.

Ok, relaly getting off here now, lol. TTYL!

05-11-2004, 11:35 AM
Spryng - I feel much better letting it out. I wear mostly 12's right now; I have to buy 14 in dresses since my boobs are still big. Toning really makes a difference, when I was 145, I wore 6-8, but I was single and I worked out about 2 hours a day. It is unrealistic to think I could do that now, so I will be happy with 155 and size 10. The hard thing about my weight loss struggle is that I work out and have healthy eating habits, it is the portion control that gets me and we eat out a lot.

05-11-2004, 11:43 AM
Melinda, you and I sound alot alike. No one would ever guess I weigh what I weigh. I've NEVER looked like the numbers say. I think it's good for you to come out and tell us, that's what we are here for. I mean I've come out with some pretty deep things.

Spryng, yes me and my sister had or have our babies natural, at home with a midwife. She does not believe in birth control and loves having babies. She doesn't like being pregnant or giving birth, she just knows this is God's plan for her so she accepts it and does it. I love knowing Andrew is my last, as long as me and God are on the same plan...LOL! I'm like you, I DO NOT want to be pregnant again or have anymore but I would accept whatever God passes to me. He knows all and knows if I'm meant to have more. I don't really believe in birth control either. Dh did talk about getting snipped and I don't care one way or another, my choice would to not, but if he chooses to, then that's okay. I still believe God is stronger than any snip or tubes tied or pill, if it's meant to be then it will happen.

I've been on a roll all day with my issues with dh. You know I'm not sad or unhappy, I'm just changing I think it is. Anyway, I'll check in later.

05-11-2004, 12:24 PM
Ok, here are those photos I was telling you about. The kids rode the pony's while we were there and also one of them (and their older cousin we took with us) on a rock outside the gorilla cage and then the hippos. I realized after I got home that I didn't take any of Tanner!!! :o I guess because he sat in the stroller most of the time or was sleeping. I'll get more of him next time, lol

05-11-2004, 02:09 PM
started a new thread...see you there.