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watkinsguru
05-20-2004, 12:28 PM
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!!


spryng
05-20-2004, 12:32 PM
Crystal, thanks for starting the new thread! I posted after your last post so I'll re-post it here, lol. Everyone seems to be posting simultaneously lately. :)

OK, one last post from me until nap time, LOL

Leigh, that book Saving Dinner is at a decent price on Amazon.com or you can pay 10 bucks and have her email you 3 months worth of menus! (which is what I wanted to do but then decided I'd check out the book first) But what I like about it is all the recipes sound really good but are simple to make. And don't take much time. Plus after every menu she also adds what to have on the side which I always have a hard time deciding and it's healthy stuff. So I'm going to try it out and see how I like it. Have fun on your trip!! Can't wait to hear about your WI! Sounds like it will be good too.
Michelle, I went to bed smiling too, lol. I was thinking over our chat and started giggling like crazy LOL. I was just so happy. Took me over 30 min to fall asleep because I kept running our conversation through my head and giggling, LOL
Geri, boy have I done that with jeans. I was so impatient to get in them when they were a little snug so I'd wear them around the house so they would losen up (which was uncomfortable to say the least) and then after the day was over they weren't too bad... but then you have to wash them and start ALL over again, lol. Not worth it anymore, lol. I'd rather be a size bigger than put myself through the pain. If 10 pm is too late for you I'm sure we can start at 9:30 or something. We'd love to chat with everyone!

OK, I still haven't got dressed. So I am off here to do that now and go over my shopping list again. I am going to go after nap time. I'm going to go through my spice cabinet and write down everything I have in there and keep it posted on the inside of that cabinet door. I find myself buying the same things over and over because they are lost in there, LOL. So next time I'll be able to look at my list and see if I have the spice a recipe calls for before buying a new bottle of it.
So off I go... talk to you all at nap time!
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MichelleRae
05-20-2004, 12:49 PM
mmmmm I just had a breakfast burrito of sorts lol egg substitute, sundried tomatoe mayo and a whole wheat wrap!! yummyyy Not as good as fast food but hey still pretty good! I can't wait for dinner tonight already lol I'm going to make stuffed bell peppers but I'm not going to use ground beef I'll substitute ground turkey.

hey Spryng!!!! did you check your nose this morning for shaving cream?? ;) I was tickling your nose with a feather after I dabbed shaving cream on your finger lol Just a continuation of dum dum dummmmm "The SleepOver" lol Psssttt shhh I'm planning on getting Penny with the hand in warm water trick so she pees the bed....don't tell her though ;)

Ok I admit that I'm just in a wierd mood today lol Yes I did do my daily weigh in lol of course I couldnt keep from hopping on that baby lol so 229 again today, man I sure wish I knew when my TOM is coming I have no clue anymore grrr I had surgery on my cervix the end of March and I had like a 2 day very light tom but nothing since its aggrivating.

Ok I gotta go now lol really I do. See you guys in a bit!
Michelle


jessivalentino
05-20-2004, 01:11 PM
Spryng-That Saving Meals Book sounds good, I will have to check it out at the library. In general, do you have a list a menus that you choose for dinner or do you make a lot of new recipes? I would guess you try a lot of new things because I always see you mentioning new recipes. I love trying new stuff, but it always takes longer to figure out something new, so I go back to old favorites a lot.

Michelle-The worst sleepover jokes that were played on me were when my brother had friends over. Once I woke up and didn't realize for several minutes that I had a mustache and goatie drawn on. I think it was pretty hard to get off too. We got my friend once by coating her door knob with lip stick, she got it all over her hand without noticing and kept rubbing her face and saying how tired she was. LOL. Your breakfast burrito and your stuffed peppers sound good, seems like you are getting pretty creative! One fun place to look for recipes is on the Food Channel website (I don't know the URL, but if you type The Food Channel into your browser you'll find it in no time). Anyway, they have a low carbs cooking show and the recipes are online.

Well, good day all. My little boy has become so active that I'm having a hard time keeping up with him. I'm used to having him stay in one place, but now I put him down and the next thing I know he's gone, usually trying to find something inappropriate to put in his mouth, or something large to try to pull down on top of himself. I've got to stay on my toes. Well, I better run after him now!!! Talk later.

ECmom
05-20-2004, 01:23 PM
Hi!
I have had a huge problem getting a post to go thru for the past 2 days, so I will keep this one short. Gee, an easy thread to respond to.....only 2 replies!111 :lol:

Jessi- well, get your roller skates out!!! SOunds like your little one is all over the place and keeping you hopping! Does he still nap? At least then you can count on a few minutes that you can be off guard. Hope your day goes well.

Michele- congrats on the WI. Ok, it was not a loss......but not a gain either!!!And if TOM is due in a while.....well then no loss is good news. Sometimes it is best to not weigh in daily.....too many fluctuations.

Been busy- and at this point can't wait till school is out and I get maybe a wee bit of time to myself. Well, maybe.......Got an interesting weekend coming up. Saturday is our anniversary......and well I think that Dh has forgotten it totally. It is softball/baseball season and honestly, that is ALL he wants to talk about....somebody wake me up when it is over........yawn......
(softball and baseball, that is!). So, I am just going to wait this one out- see if he remembers.....I am kind of expecting that he will not.
Well, off to play in the garden a bit! Hopefully this will post. See ya and Hi to all I missed.
Ginny

Freckles
05-20-2004, 01:29 PM
I don't have much time to post right now, but I noticed that Ginny always posts when they open up a different thread than what I've been on. So...Ginny, hopefully you notice me this time that I'm back! DH comes home today, so I have to "tidy" up the house, so no time to post. I just stopped by to read the posts. See yah all later.

watkinsguru
05-20-2004, 01:46 PM
Hey there girls. I'm having lunch and fixing to lay down for a nap. I just wanted to drop in and read a few posts.
Ever since I got my "new & improved" scale reading, I've been so motivated. I haven't had ANY cravings like I did yesterday. I've been doing well.
I think for dinner I'll make oven beef stew and homemade cornbread. Sounds good to me. I usually have a tough time though staying away from the cornbread after only one serving.
Anyway, I hope the day is treating you all well. Hope to see posts from EVERYONE later. TTYL

spryng
05-20-2004, 03:09 PM
Hi! It's me again! :)

Crystal, I hope you get your nap in. I'm fixing to go down for one too since my sleepover kept me up so late last night! LOL. (must have energy for tonight) so glad you are feeling so motivated! Really makes a difference. And good luck with that cornbread. What I would suggest is making cornbread muffins and just enough for you to have 1 and that is all, you know? I love cornbread too.
Jackie, where has your Dh been? I emailed Ginny and let her know you were back because I noticed too you guys weren't posting in the same threads, lol. She was so excited! So I'm sure you two will cross paths soon.
Ginny I sure hope your dh hasn't forgotten your anniversary! Maybe he's pretending to forget because he has a suprise! (wishful thinking? lol) So how many years will it be? Congrats and Happy anniversary!!! (did you get him anything?)
Jessi, yes usually I sit down on wednesday's and write out a menu for the week. It's usually a couple recipes I know I like and have made thousands of time (like spaghetti or soft tacos) and then a couple new ones from my cookinglight magazine or ww magazine or online and then an easy crockpot one or box dinner. But this Saving Dinner will change all that. I'm going to completely go off of her menus and grocery lists (makes it one less thing I have to sit down and do or think about) and see how it goes. People rave about her recipes and they are pretty neat. Once a week you will have a crockpot dish, a fish dish, a soup or stew, etc. Lots of variety and fresh veggies. Go check out this web page and see a sample weeks menus and grocery list (or even try it out! lol) she has low carb menus too http://www.savingdinner.com/menumailer.html The only thing I'm leary about is the soups for dinner. Soup normally doesn't fill me up so I never make it, but of course she adds sides to it and the soups and stews look pretty hearty so it may suprise me. And I can have leftovers for lunches too. Anyway, if anyone checks out that web site let me know what you think ok?
Michelle, that breakfast burrito sounds good! I like to make one every now and then. I use eggbeaters (southwestern eggbeaters) and crumbled boca sausage pattie, a slice of cheese and taco sauce and it's very good too. And you crack me up about the sleepover antics! lol. Well if you did the shaving cream to me then I put your bra in the freezer!!! lol.

Well... it's really warm in my room now so i guess I'll turn the fan on me and take a nap. I'm not really tired tired... but I know I'll pay for it later if I don't try. :) TTYL!

meltin
05-20-2004, 03:39 PM
Good afternoon, ladies. What a week! I was up .4 for my weigh in this morning, which is suprising with the extra portions I have been eating. I go back to weigh in on Sat, should be down by then.

Penny, sorry to hear about your neighbor.

My toaster oven went up in flames when I had Circle. Luckily we had a fire extinguisher and let it out. The house still smells. I just put taco shells in it. I am going to write the manu. when I find the time. Good thing is that JW was not in the house bc the smoke was awful. Thank God we are all safe.
Circle is a group of church ladies my age and we get together once a month. Mostly a social club, we meet at different homes each time.

BIL/SIL are in town so that has been busy as well.

Weaning is having its ups and downs. One minute I am happy since I can give him a bottle and vacuum at the same time. The next I am upset bc he is spitting up and I think it is my fault. He is a spitter, but I don't know if I think is it more because I feel guilty.

This weekend the MOMS CLub is having a garage sale, so I have been Spring Cleaning like crazy. I agreed to be the Hospitality for the MOMS Club, so I am responsible for organizing meals for sick members, preg., etc

The good thing to all of this craziness is that my 30th b-day is a week from today. DH is throwing me a party on Friday. My sister and bf are coming from out of town. We are going to have so much fun. So get me thru this week, ladies. I will catch up and get personal later. I need a nap.

Melinda

watkinsguru
05-20-2004, 04:56 PM
Spryng, thanks for those ideas about the cornbread. I always forget to make the muffins. I guess one muffin is considered one serving, huh? I think my other servings tend to be bigger than one muffin, LOL!! Anyway, I checked out that website a while back and didn't like but I'm gonna check it out again. Everything seemed gross to me, you know, I'm pretty picky. But you've convinced me to check it out again.

I had a short little nap and have been outside and just mopped the kitchen/dining. Fixing to put it back together. My oven beef stew has to bake for over an hour so I think I'm gonna get it put together. Well, hope the day is going good for you all.

Melinda, sorry to hear about the toaster. I've never tried to put taco shells in them but I'm not sure I ever will either. Are you ready to turn 30???

TTYL

MichelleRae
05-20-2004, 05:11 PM
Damn frozen bra.....Can't get it clasped and now I got frost bite lol!!

Well I got a nap in but hubby decided to come "wake me up" after the girls were asleep lol Men I tell ya....lol

I can't wait for my dinner I'm excited to try something different and I haven't had stuffed peppers in like years! I do need to go get some exercise in though I haven't been getting it done as early as I was. I got a call today for an interview for a hotel to work for a few evenings a week which might be nice. But I'll still be home with my girls during the day.

Melinda - OOOhhhhh a birthday party sounds soo fun!! I don't think I've ever had a birthday party in fact I'm pretty sure lol. And that MOMS club sounds so neat I really would love to get into something like that here.

Spryng - I was thinking of running to the store to get a boca chub but I wasn't ready to go out in public lol and I didn't feel like getting ready to go out lol so I just did with the eggs lol. I know that eggbeaters has some different flavors but I never get them cuz I'm not sure how I'll like them, I hate to buy stuff and then it goes to waste cuz I don't like it lol. Oh thanks for the frozen bra!! I decided to put it in the microwave on defrost well I forgot it had an underwire and my microwave AND bra have exploded lol this was truely a prank gone bad lol. ;)

Ginny - Great to see a post from you!! I really hope hubby doesn't forget your anniversary I would be so sad if it were mine. But on the otherhand I won't let my hubby forget lol I drop shameless hints all the time lol.

Jessi - thanks for the info on the food channel I'm going to go check it out after I'm done posting :) Oohhhh some good pranks too lol but I won't draw on Penny or Spryngs face lol I don't wanna be cruel or anything MMMUUAHAHAHAHA!! Omg I can't believe your friend didn't notice that she put her hand in lipstick I think I would notice cuz it would feel slightly wet and squishy lol.

Ok girls I need to go find a recipe for stuffed peppers, I'll be back in awhile I'm sure

Michelle

watkinsguru
05-20-2004, 05:51 PM
okay Spryng, I checked out saving dinner and I don't really care for it. I am so picky the majority of the things on there sound disgusting to me. I'm afraid it would be a waste of money when it's something I can actually do myself. But I'm glad it's working out for you and I've read ALOT of testimonials for it, but like all things, it's not for everyone.

BIGtimeLOSER
05-20-2004, 08:22 PM
Hey Girls!

Can I run something by you all? I keep a child during the week for extra income. The mom gets childcare assistance so she pays 44 and the state pays 31 for a total of 75. She asked if she could not pay when he isn't here and I said yes. But she takes out 15 dollars per day, which is the total daily amount. She only pays 8.80 per day from her own pocket, so I don't think she should take out more than she pays? But she seemed to disagree, so am I wrong? My DH is the one who started this so I don't know which way I feel is best. What do you all think?

I am having an okay day I guess. Not been very hungry because my A/C is acting up again and I am hot and miserable! Tomorrow is the last day of school here, so I have award programs to go to. Daycare baby won't be here either, yipee!!

It will be 11pm my time for that chat, so I will have to see if I can swing it. Maybe with summer here it won't be an issue.

Be back later, I need to figure out an easy dinner plan.

MichelleRae
05-20-2004, 08:30 PM
Cindi - Absolutely do not give her more than she pays!! For one that is fraudulent and she is making money off the state!! You should report to the state that you aren't caring for him as much as before, and then tell them what she is attempting to do, I don't mean to come across as mean but I think there is a line and she has crossed it.

Sorry to hear you are hot and miserable hopefully your A/C will come out of PMS mode soon!!

Well I got in a 3 mile walk and I asked hubby to watch my friggen brown rice that takes 45 minutes to cook and of course he didnt he just let it burn in the pan man am I furious right now grrrrr one little thing oh well I won't make that mistake again. Ok all done venting about that lol.

Posting kind of slowed down after lunch time lol what happened to ya'll?? Well I gotta go check on my supper, I'll post again after I eat.

Michelle

meltin
05-20-2004, 09:01 PM
Cindi - I agree with Michelle. She is taking advantage of you. You are really helping her out. Sorry about the A/C. Good that you are not so hungry.

Michelle - I always mess up the brown rice on the stove. I have a rice cooker and I just put twice as much water as for the white rice and it takes about 20-25 minutes. Don't even have to watch it. It pops up when ready.

Dh is at a Baseball game with his brother. The game was too late to take JW so I am at home. I don't know what I will watch tonight with all the season finales last week. Had a turkey burger, one slice of wheat bread, mustard and a salad. it was actually pretty good.

It seems like this post is really hoping at the beg of the week and slows off during the end (when I have time to post). Well, I hope everyone is having a good week.

spryng
05-20-2004, 09:02 PM
Good evening all!!

Michelle, so sorry your brown rice burned. I only use minute brown rice so it doesn't take very long to cook. And so sorry your bra gave you frost bite! LOL. It could've been your underwear, LOL :lol3: I LOVE stuffed peppers too. I have a really good recipe for skillet stuffed peppers that I make every now and then.
Cindi, I agree with Michelle, don't let her cheat the system. It works if people don't abuse it. I mean if it doesn't bother you then fine, but obviously it's bothering your DH. What I would do is call DHS or welfare or whoever sets those things up and run it by them and if they say it's ok then let her do it but if not then put a stop to it. My SIL is the worlds biggest state assistance user! Drives me nuts. She gets tons of food stamps etc because she lies about everything and refuses to work, so things like that get under my skin quick. Hope your A/C starts working better. Mine has been on since 3 pm. It's just too hot today and the kids were sweating so I had to give in and turn it on.
Crystal, don't worry about not liking those menus. I know not everyone eats the same, lol. But I am in love with it!!! lol
Melinda, I couldn't live without my toaster oven. I use it for everything. Hope yours gets fixed or replaced soon. I hope the weaning gets easier for you. Are you not bf at all anymore?

Well I wasn't going to start making any of those new recipes until monday but I got home from grocery shopping this afternoon and was starving because I usually eat dinner around 4:30-5 pm and it was 5:30 pm, and since I had all the ingrediants for any of those 6 recipes I couldn't help but want to make one! So I made the Asian Burritos with Ginger Salsa and it was SOOOOOOO good!!! I made sweet potatoes and a big salad to go with it and it all hit the spot! ( I haven't had ground beef in such a long time and it was so tasty!) If anyone is interested I'll post the recipe for you all. I thought it was delicious and my ds, who is more picky than my dd ate all of his!! That says something, lol. So everytime I make a recipe now I'm going to rate it in my saving dinner book and that one got 5 stars for sure. Dh will be home tomorrow and we'll eat out but sat and sun I may make another recipe in here, lol. I am so excited about this book!!! (can you tell? lol)
But anyway, now dinner is over and I have a few odds and ends to finish up before DH is here tomorrow that I want done tonight. So I'll TTYL!

MichelleRae
05-20-2004, 10:39 PM
I just finished dinner omg those were sooooo good!!!! Its going to be one of my favorite dishes. But I'm just stuffed now lol. I hope I'm not too stuffed to get a walk in a little bit later if not oh well.

How was everyone else's supper? Hows the night going?

Spryng - Now you got me wantin to try that recipe it does sound sooo good wanna share the recipe?? lol

Ok well I guess I'll finish watching School of Rock with hubby I'll be back for chat later!!

Michelle

watkinsguru
05-20-2004, 11:02 PM
Hi girls, this is just a quick note. Just got the kiddos in the bed and gonna enjoy some WW ice cream. I got 30 solid intense minutes of workout and feel good. Hope everyone else has a great night. I'll check in in the morning.
Good Night

Chubba
05-20-2004, 11:05 PM
Hi ladies!

Going to go sit out on the deck and have a beer and some pretzels...good for the crabbiness...not so good for the diet! Gotta do it once in a while ;). Talk to you tomorrow!!

PS Ginny...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! If he forgets, I'll come out and kick his butt for ya! Hee hee.

mompen
05-20-2004, 11:21 PM
Good Afternoon Ladies,

:) Hope you are all having a great night!

Geri,
You posted to everyone else and didn't even tell us what is going on with you.... LOL :lol: How is the TOPS group going??? YOU GO TOP LOSER! LOL

Crystal,
I agree with Spryng about changing your starting weight to match the new scale. But that is up to you! And congrats on the exercise

Leigh,
OK Lady HOPE you have a wonderful time with dh and Please let us know how you are doing tomorrow!!!!! Yes the suspense is KILLING me!!!! LOL

Spryng,
I'm gonna check out the site! Sounds pretty neat! My mom had bought me the 1Million and One Recipes CD so if you ever need anything new let me know! I have alot to choose from...... LOL But I will check out the site too! That is so great you loved the recipe! I hate in when things don't turn out right when I try so hard!

Michelle,
I might have missed it but how was the weigh in this morning? I know you got on there! LOL I am so glad you like the peppers.... I ate the last one for lunch... YUM YUM YUM!!!!!!

Jessi,
I hear you on the baby getting active! And I hate to tell you but it only gets worse....LOL

Ginny,
Congrats on the anniversary! When is the last day of school there? Do you do any other job in the summer? or just take off?

Jackie,
How are you doing??? Did you get the house tidied up? If that is how you spell that? LOL Have you tried flylady.net?

Melinda,
Sounds like you are going to be busy! That is so great that you volunteered! Congrats to you! I bet you feel good about it! And Congrats on the 30th bday coming up! I am so glad you are getting to mix with ole friends! You are going to have a blast!

Cindi,
I agree with the others about the daycare situation. I kept kids in the house for about a year and just quit in december. I have major problems with moms taking advantage of me. I just had to get a break. I actually ran into one of the moms that I turned down.... I felt kindof stupid seeing someone I turned down on childcare but the mom was horrible not bringing in all her stuff and making me use my own...... :( Hope things work out for you! And I hope you make the chat!

I had chicken tonight but I was not hungry anyway... But I made the rest of the family low fat chicken pot pie... I cook for my mom and dad b/c they are living in a camper next to us on our land b/c they are building a house behind us. Anyhow, My dad has been doing low fat for 5 years now. So I accomodate there needs to! Everyone said it was great!

Anyhow, If I can keep my eyes open I hope to see you at chat tonight! I didn't get a nap in today :(

mompen
05-20-2004, 11:22 PM
Geri,
Sorry I missed your post!

I think it is ok to be able to live a little when you want!

You have been doing so great so you are entitled to a break! Enjoy! ;)

MichelleRae
05-20-2004, 11:44 PM
Heyyyyy!! I just came across this story that I thought you all might find interesting here's the link:Super Size Me (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4917189/) Its about a guy who ate nothing but McDonalds for 30 days!! I am sooo disgusted lol but check it out if you care to!

Well me and the girls had such a great time after we watched School of Rock, Taylor wanted to dance and we did the riding on my knee while flying all over the place lol it was hilarious and we had sooo much fun!! Teagan rode on the other knee but the poor thing was just sooo tired, she had red rimmed eyes but she was fighting the sleep pretty bad. I just got her to sleep and Taylor is going right now!! The rest of the night is mine!!

Well I hope to see some of you ladies in the chat :) I'm gonna kinda surf the web while I wait for chat time :)

Night
Michelle

mompen
05-21-2004, 12:10 AM
Michelle,

I saw that article!

My mom and I both read it!

mompen
05-21-2004, 01:33 AM
Ok Ladies!

Have a great night! And a wonderful weekend starting tomorrow!

We all deserve it!

:) :) :)

We are doing awesome!

K2BMe
05-21-2004, 01:42 AM
Ack! I saw that article too Michelle.
Hope your beer raised your mood Geri.
Penny I'd love your lowfat pot pie. My family loves pot pie.
Crystal congrats on your 30 min of workout! How was the ww ice cream?
Spryng hope you are all ready for your Dh to come home!

I missed a few days. Its been sorda nutty here. I needed to get away and stayed at a friends house tuesday night. So tempting she is the best cook and her pantry is always loaded with chocolate and bad food. I did great. Took along my diet coke and just tasted what ever she had to offer. I got home late Wednesday and made a stuffed meatloaf. Just had a few bites and a nice salad. Then Thursday grilled out ground round and had a small patty, some greens drinched in vinager diet soda. vogurt and fruit for breakfast and some chipped beef with cheese blocks and olives for lunch. I feel pretty good. I've had my walk everyday and gotten on the bike a few times. Today I worked really hard tilling/hoeing/etc for my garden. That was a giant workout. It looks so pretty I can't wait to have fresh vegis. So I had to skip the walk.
I'm going to weigh in on Mondays. I feel lighter! Maybe I'll take a peek tomorrow? better not...

watkinsguru
05-21-2004, 08:39 AM
:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

What a beautiful, wonderful monring, huh? Well I read through all the posts but didn't right anything down, thinking, "oh, I'll remember", yeah right, I'd better scroll down.

MistyMichele, the WW ice cream is incredible and you get a full cup, vs. a half a cup with any other ice cream. Sounds like you're eating has been well. I hope that time away was what you needed. I'm glad you got to work in your garden. I've got corn, zucchini, cantaloupe, lettuce, beans and carrots starting to sprout. Doing really well and I can't wait to have them either.

Penny, sounds like you've been doing well and that chicken pot pie sounds really good. I did change my beginning weight. I'll post my losses and such here in a minute.

Michelle, hope you had a great night. Was School of Rock really good, I've been wanting to see it. We think Jack Black is just a nut.

Well, I slept really pretty well. And yesterday evening I was have some trouble with my dh and I really don't want to get into it, but lets just say, that things are great. We're fine and can't wait until our trip. Well, I know I've changed scales and have a new weight, but my old scale is still accurate to tell me how MUCH I've lost and it says I've lost 4 lbs. this week. I went and weighed on my FIL's scale first thing this morning, that's when I like to weigh and always weigh a bit less, anyhow, it gave a great reading. I've lost a total of 15 lbs. since I've started at the end of March. I'd say that's great. You girls are awesome. I hope you all have a great WI. Well, Andrew is crying, gotta go get him up. I've got my regular Friday things to do, so I'll check in later. Have a good one everybody.

Loveliam
05-21-2004, 08:58 AM
Hi gals -only time for a super quick post as I'm in the hotel using up money. Did grea out at dinner last night :) No scales available in the hotel (I really did ask!! lol!!) But my weight yesterday morning was . . . 169!!! So, I've lost three lbs and am already back to my pre-vacation weight. I'm very excited. Also, DH said, "Oh, I can already tell you've lost weight" :lol: ;) That was nicew to hear.

I'll attempt to post later and respond to ya'll, but I'm thinking of you here in Savannah.

mompen
05-21-2004, 09:31 AM
Leigh,
WOOO HOOOO :cheer: :cheer: I am sooooo happy for you!!!! You are doing awesome!!!!!! Have fun :) You deserve it!

Crystal,
Glad your fil's scale is more accurate. Congrats on the 15 pounds gone! :cheer:

Julie,
I bet your scalie is going to give you an awesome weigh in! It sounds like you are doing great! And yeah I hoe our veggie garden here..... Quite a workout...

Spryng,
I was gonna tell you, we have the same hard plastic pool from Walmart with the slide but I never thought about getting Andrew another one for him. Good Idea! I usually get in with him b/c the kids splash so much!
Yeah picture it me and three kids in a little plastic pool, LOL not a pretty sight at all! :lol:

I might take the kids to the park today. The weather seems so great this week! And I am actually getting a little tan.

Have a wonderful day ladies!

MichelleRae
05-21-2004, 10:28 AM
Good Morning Ladies!!

Crystal congrats on the loss! And yes we loved School of Rock it was a fun movie! I also have stuck on you to watch with Matt Damon mmmmm need I say more? lol

Leigh - Wooohooo keep it up!!

Penny - What do you have planned for today girl? I need to go out to walmart and get some diapers and formula then I'm going grocery shopping and I have some bills to pay over the phone! Not too exciting.

Spryng - Hey girl I just want you to know that we'll miss you over the weekend, and I Hope you have a wonderful time with your dh!! I know you will!! You do HAVE to post when you and dh weigh in together though!! Inquiring minds want to know lol.

Well my house is pretty clean still so not much to do in that department. I guess I will get off here and go find something to do since my girls are playing so nicely together.

TTYL
Michelle

spryng
05-21-2004, 11:17 AM
Good morning all!


Michelle, I loved Stuck on You and yes I love Matt Damon too! lol. Didn't care much for school of rock though. Hopefully you won't have to miss me this weekend. I'm hoping to get at least one post in a day. So we'll see, but yes I'll post our WI's tomorrow. I don't think mine will be much to talk about though because my body has been acting weird lately. Maybe it's that summer retention Ginny spoke of since it's been so hot here lately... but I just feel blah and bloated even though I'm 100% OP. But I'm sure my DH will have a great loss. I'm excited to see to!! :)
Penny, that is sooo funny about the pool. I get in my kids too!!! Hey, it's not actually bad if you lay accross the long side you can get covered in water! LOL. And the kids think it is so funny if I get in. :) I hope you get to get out and enjoy the park!
Leigh, how is savannah?? Sounds like so much fun! I love hotels! So glad you were able to post and congrats on your loss!! You are doing great! :)
Crystal, 4#'S!!! That is amazing! Congrats! You must feel so motivated!
Misty, so glad to see you again! Sounds like you have been doing great too and I can't wait to hear about your WI!
Geri, hope today is a better day for you. Call or PM me if you ever need to talk ok? I am here for you! :callme: :grouphug:
OK, well I need to vacuum my living room and then my house is DONE! LOL. Dh is at the yard right now getting his truck worked on (again) so I'm waiting for him to call me to let me know if he needs me to come get him or if they will give him another truck to run a few local loads. His home time doesn't actually start until 8 pm tonight so sometimes they send him home early and other times they run him all day long. And he doesn't know yet. So I'm sitting here killing time. So I guess I'll get off here and get dressed, vacuum, paint my barn, etc while I wait. Lets have a great OP friday!!!!
Crystal, today is your splurge day isn't it? If so enjoy!!! :) :)

Chubba
05-21-2004, 11:23 AM
Good morning ladies :coffee: :coffee:

Congrats Crystal and Leigh! Misty, sounds like you're doing well also.

Penny, I didn't say anything about me 'cause I've been quite crabby the last couple of days :( :( . I think I'm too selfish to be a Mom sometimes! Everytime I try to do something for me one of the kids acts up and I get sooooooooooo frustrated lately. Probably because the weather has been lousey too....rain almost every day so it's hard to take Tony out even when it does clear up...it ground is so wet. If I put him down he just wants to put everything in his mouth. I think he ate some bird doo-doo yesterday :p . It's hard to play with Will outside when I'm constantly having to pull things out of Tony's mouth and then Will gets cranky too. I'm ready to pull my hair out! I've eaten so much crap after the kids go to bed I'd be embarrassed to list it here :mad: . Luckily, I have been getting my exercise in so hopefully I didn't ruin anything other than more losses. It doesn't help that Dh has been working nights and sleeping during the day and my Mother has been moving...i get no breaks. Sorry, I feel like I'm really being a whiner here...no one else would understand! :shrug: I can't even post to you without having to fight Tony off. I keep thinking it'll get easier when Tony's Will's age but do you know how long that is??? ;) I really don't want him to grow up too fast. :^:

Thanks for listening!

Yesterday was the dr for both boy's checkups. Tony is 23 lbs 5.4 oz and 31.5 inches. Will is 43.5 lbs and I missed his height 'cause I was chasing Tony down the hall and then forgot to ask! :o Anyway, they're both healthy as can be :D

Just as I was going to go out onto the deck last night a cold front came through. It dropped 20 degrees in 10 minutes! So, I had my beer in the livingroom :) It was good but would have been better outside :D . There must be something in the air 'cause yesterday afternoon the neighbor lady came over with a beer in her hand and said she didn't feel like being a Mommy today and a little later we heard the next neighbor Dad yelling at his kids :lol: So, I didn't feel to guilty about my feelings! It'll get better I know that but I'm so glad I have you guys to whine too :love: :stress:

Tonight should be Dh's last night of work and I will come down here and do something...NOT EAT after the boys go to bed. No plans for today...rain again. Have a great day and thanks again for listening...not that you have any other choice except to scroll to the next posting. :lol:

Chubba
05-21-2004, 11:26 AM
Hi Spryng, just read your post....and just wanted to say THANKS for being there! I'll be fine...already better ;). Hope you get to see Dh early!!

BIGtimeLOSER
05-21-2004, 11:36 AM
Boy, imagine how well I could do if I really ate right!

I hope to be in Onederland next week...I WILL BE!!!!(Must think positive)

Congrats to all you Big Fat Losers this week!

I missed chat due to an awful headache, so maybe tonight!!! Is anyone else planning to be around tonight?

I have an award ceremony to get ready for since itls the last day of school!!

I'll post again later!

MichelleRae
05-21-2004, 11:36 AM
Geri - I'm sorry to hear that you havent had the best couple of days. We're here for you!! I hope that you are feeling better today! I'm sending a couple big hugs your way!

Spryng - I bet you can't hardly contain yourself!!! I would be excited too!! What did you mean by you have to go paint your barn lol. I hope you don't mean like a big farm barn lol that would take days! I better get my butt in gear I am being such a slacker today lol.

Ok ok I can now have my breakfast, I tell ya the time I have to wait between taking my thyroid pill and eating is always a boring time for me just kinda waiting to get started, I tend not to get going if I don't eat any breakfast lol. Ok I'm gonna go have some plain yogurt. What are you guys having?

Michelle

MichelleRae
05-21-2004, 11:40 AM
Hey cindi!! We posted at the same time lol. I should be around tonight I'll be in the chat at 10pm central Penny should be there too but I'm not sure she may have plans but come by even if its for a few minutes!! I'd love to chat with you!
Congrats on your loss!!! You must feel sooo good!! Hey and don't worry about not eating perfectly all the time, you've got 7 kids you can't possibly be expected to be able to make yourself a healthy meal everytime the kids eat, I just don't know how you do it but god love you for doing it and not going insane ;)

Michelle

BIGtimeLOSER
05-21-2004, 11:49 AM
WHO SAID I WAS SANE???? :dizzy: :dizzy: ;)

Chubba
05-21-2004, 11:52 AM
CONGRATS CINDY!! And I'm insane with only 2!!

Hi Michelle, thanks for the hugs...they feel good ;). Breakfast was a bowl of Kashi Good Friends cereal with some almonds and banana and a scrambled egg :). I eat a breakfast like that every morning...it really gets me going :).

It's pouring out and the movers should be at my Mom's :(. Hope it stops soon.

spryng
05-21-2004, 12:01 PM
It's me again! LOL. Yes I am about to go crazy waiting for dh to call me... just like when we were dating, lol.

Michelle, the term "paint the barn" means to put on makeup! LOL. I was told once that makeup is just fine, sometimes even needed. Like painting a barn. And if it needs a second coat then by all means, give it a second coat!! LOL. :lol3: (thought you'd enjoy that one, lol) So it has stuck with me. I haven't eaten breakfast yet.. stomach is too jittery. But I'll probably have breakfast bar.
Cindi, so sorry about your headache last night! We would love you to join us! I won't be there tonight or throughout the weekend for obvious reasons, lol. But come monday--- LOOK OUT! LOL
Geri, so sorry you had a rough time. It is hard being a mommy sometimes. You get pulled in all different directions and there is only one of us! I truly hope today is better for you. And don't worry about your late night eating. You will get that back under control, I know you will. You can do this!!
OK, I still haven't vacummed so off I go. TTYL!

mompen
05-21-2004, 12:40 PM
Ok Ladies I am gonna start a new thread!

C-Ya There!