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ECmom
05-24-2004, 01:03 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!!


ECmom
05-24-2004, 01:11 PM
Well, I got daring and started a new thread.....the computer has been awful all weekend and I was unable to get thru at all. I would get into the site....and was able to sometimes open the thread and a PM and then got shut out. Oh well. Sometime I will have the time to straighten out this mess, but that isn't going to happen today.

Testing my feeble memory from the last thread.....and I only skimmed.

Lisa- you sound like you are having a non scale victory...which in Weight watchers terms is just as important as a scale victory. SOmetimes you just have to ignore the iron monster.....and go by how you feel or measurements or how clothes fit. Or even just knowing that you were OP for a time- and the scale does catch up sooner or later.
Hang in there!

Michele- was it you who had the flu???? Hope you are feeling better.

Penny, Geri, Crystal, Spryng, Leigh, Ricci, Jackie......aw I must be missing someone...HI!
No time to get really personal now. The weekend was ok.....got my workouts in. Crummy weather (hot and humid). BTW we went out to eat as a family (no not for anniversary.......I do not want to go there at all- he remembered,well sort of.....)
at Applebees- and they have quite a few menu items complete with WW points!!! Even 2 desserts! I know not everyone is on WW- but they provided the nutritional analysis- so you could use for any diet.......the salads of course would be low carb too for SB'ers. It was SO nice......the salad was ok but just nice to know that I did not have to go crazy looking up points or guessing.
Gotta go.
Have a great day!
Ginny

mompen
05-24-2004, 01:13 PM
Hi Ladies,
I just wanted to let you all know that I have decided not to continue posting on the boards.
I am still doing well with my weight loss but I am spending too much time on the boards and not enough time with my family.
I am turning the SAHM's webpage over to Geri and Spryng.
I may be back in the future but for now, I wish you all the luck with your weight loss efforts! Congrats to you all!

Hugs,
Penny


ECmom
05-24-2004, 01:19 PM
Penny- we will miss you........but I hear ya, this can take a ton of time!!!!! Please check in with us periodically to say hello and share your weight loss victories!!!
Ginny

ECmom
05-24-2004, 01:19 PM
Penny- we will miss you........but I hear ya, this can take a ton of time!!!!! Please check in with us periodically to say hello and share your weight loss victories!!!
Ginny

watkinsguru
05-24-2004, 01:33 PM
Penny, I am so sorry to hear that you are leaving us. I don't know how the boards can really take time away from your family but I'm sorry about that. Please check back in the future. I always enjoyed reading your posts.

spryng
05-24-2004, 02:31 PM
Good afternoon all!
Ginny thanks for starting the new thread!

Penny!!! Must you go?? Could you just cut back how much you post with us instead of leaving completely??? Maybe just once a day or something? I will miss you and our late night chatting too. :( PM me if you need to talk. I hope everything is ok.
Ginny, I ate at applebees the other day and loved it! I got tthat chicken quesadilla thing (not the skilet one) for 10 pts plus the cheesecake for dessert, which was wonderful!! I'm sure I'll eat there more often now. Sorry to hear that computer is still giving you problems. Does your ds download music?? I know MP3's can take up alot of memory.

Well this is a typical monday for me. The day DH leaves is my decompress from the weekend day. So I haven't done much of anything so far and I'm really tired so I think I will grab a nap.
What is everyone having for dinner tonight? I'm making Chicken Pasta with Artichokes (I've never had artichokes so it should be interesting,lol) and a salad.
Well, I guess I will chat with you all later. Have a great day! :)

MichelleRae
05-24-2004, 02:44 PM
Penny - I really hate to see you leave :( Now I have no diet buddy :( :( :( I hope everything is ok if you need to talk give me a call!!

Spryng - Your dinner sounds great!!!!! I'm on my way over!! ;)

Ok I'm soo sad that penny is leaving I'm almost in tears!! I'm gonna go have some lunch. I'll see you all later.

Michelle

Loveliam
05-24-2004, 03:38 PM
Hi gals. I'm feeling kind of frustrated today, though I'm not sure why. TOM arrived, so I should feel better, not equally frustrated :( Strange thing is, I got a lot done today, but still feel overwhelmed. Maybe it's taking on my reorganization project . . . anyway, I'm still OP though :)

Michelle -I'm so happy that your feeling much better. I'll keep you posted on the home improvements :)

Crystal - I'm sorry your MIL is frustrating you. I can understand being upset after she said she'd watch them. Maybe you should let her watch them on the 12th anyway :lol:

Hi, Ginny!

Penny - oh no! I'll miss you a lot, but I hope you can come back every once in a while just to give us an update on your progress. I'll be thinking of you :)

Spryng - I having the chicken pasta later this week. Artichokes are yummy. I had to use her sample menu/grocery list because there was a delay before I got the weekly list, but I had to go grocery shopping- does that make sense? Tonight I'm having the Asian Chicken with plum sauce.

Michelle - I know, I'm sad too. On top of that, I found out today that our good friends are definitely moving. I cried a bit when I heard the news. Maybe today is just not a day to be on top of things :(

watkinsguru
05-24-2004, 03:45 PM
okay girls, I just found out some sad and disturbing news, although in the long run will be good news. I've been in tears today after finding out,............................I'm Pregnant.
This saddens me, I really, really, really didn't want anymore. But I knew God was in control and obviously he thinks I need more. We live in a 2 br house and are more financially bound than ever. I am a christian and I know God knows what he's doing, but I HATE being pregnant. I had my new clothes and everything. This means I'll be pregnant when we go out of town. I am going to stay a part of this thread if you all don't mind. I always take advantage of being pregnant, but I want this one to be the healthiest one ever. I could still use to lose some weight. I'm gonna keep exercising and I'm not gonna count calories but I will try to make the best decisions I can.

I know this is good, but I have to go through my sad times at first and then the happy times will hit me. Hope everyone is doing okay.
TTYL

MichelleRae
05-24-2004, 03:51 PM
Crystal - WOW!!! Pregnant?!!??!! I know its a hard thing to deal with when you aren't really wanting more but you have the love to share!! This will be one healthy pregnancy we'll make sure of that! ;) I hope you are feeling better and now coping with the news :) We're here for you!

Michelle

BIGtimeLOSER
05-24-2004, 04:25 PM
Wow, take the weekend off and EVERYTHING changes!

Crystal, I have been pg and overweight long enough to know that you only need to add and additional 300-500 calories to support your pregnancy, so you can still count calories and you probably should. Also, your doc will want you to watch your weight so that you won't have any of the related health risks while PG. So nothing really has to change, just another healthy choice or two each day and you are fine. Remember, children are God's blessing to us and everything will work out as it should. This really is a good thing, just let it sink in and start enjoying it!

Penny, I am sad to see you go. Just do the posting the Flylady way...15 minutes or so with your timer. I hope you will not stay gone for too long!!

As for me, I am feeling rough these days, but I know I am not pregnant. Just always tired and run down. Been having alot of headaches, too. So that is why I didn't post this weekend. I remembered what Crystal said about exercise giving her all that energy, so I got me a weight lifting exercise video to try. I'll let you all know how I like it. Still no air, so not really into exercise these days. But the repair man should be here today or tomorrow. Tomorrow is my haircut day, I am just letting her go with the flow and do what she thinks will work for me. So it may be a new style all together.

Back later, need to go sit in front of the fan!

Hope everyone is having a great week!!

Love to all!!

Loveliam
05-24-2004, 04:29 PM
Crystal!!!! OMG!! I know you don't like being pregnant, and the timing is a bit off for you, but I wish you a better pregnancy than you've had before :) I'm sending hugs :grouphug: your way - deal with the news the way you know best. Please keep posting here and we'll help you have the healthiest pregnancy you can. My positve thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

Loveliam
05-24-2004, 04:32 PM
Hi, Cindi! Sorry your not feeling your best -- do you have seasonal allergies? Sometimes that gets me feeling run down and tired - well, that orTOM :lol: Be gentle with yourself until your better.

favepairobluejeans
05-24-2004, 04:52 PM
Crystal, I just saw your post, and I want to tell you that I admire your attitude about your pregnancy. I'm sure your frustration wlil come and go, but that little baby will be so beautiful. I hope you'll definately stay a part of the group. We're all mom's, and I'll bet we've all had those little chats with the Doctor's about our weight, so I'll bet you'll find alot of support here. You have my sincerest wishes for a happy, healthy, wonderful pregnancy.

Penny, I have enjoyed your posts so much, I'm sorry to see you leave. I am glad to see that your family comes first, however, and will enjoy seeing you back when you feel that you can better control your time here.

Cindi, any chance your lethargy, adn headaches are due to your body not getting enough calories? How long have you been feeling this way?

Lisa

watkinsguru
05-24-2004, 05:00 PM
Girls Y'all are awesome. Thank you all so much for your sincere support. Cindi, I've always counted about 1500 cals a day, I guess I'll up it to like 2000 or so and I'm gonna keep exercising.

Have fun on your haircut day. So sorry you're not feeling great. I guess everyone has those tough times and I hope you get over yours fast.
TTYL

MichelleRae
05-24-2004, 05:05 PM
lol TOM has got his ugly paws on me this week!! lol I'm guzzling water though so hopefully that will help with the bloat!! Also I stepped on the scale this morning and it didn't reflect that I had a visitor so hey maybe I'm in the clear!! Well I'm eating some boneless skinless chicken tenders with mustard not the best tasting but hey it works lol. I found some nice whole wheat rotini and maybe I'll have some for dinner I'm just not sure how big a mess I want to make in the kitchen yet lol.

Cindi - Have you had your thyroid levels checked lately? That could also be, maybe its time for a stronger dose. I'm gonna see if my doc will switch me to armour thyroid or Levoxyl (sp?) I go in tomorrow to have blood work done so we'll see if I need a new dose. Good luck with the haircut!! Are you gonna post pictures for us??!!??

Spryng - Hows the day going? Anything exciting? Me, not much just bummed around the house and got a lil bit of cleaning done, man I tell ya I can't be sick for 2 days and the house turns in to a tornado zone lol. Oh well I saved the dishes for hubby cuz he left the house such a mess and he did them without complaint only a snide remark or two ;)

Geri - Did you get a walk in today? I'm planning one for tonight cuz it will be the only time that I can fit it in lol I think I'll do 3 miles after the girls head to bed!! How was the picture session?

Lisa - lol thats funny hubby hid the scale from you!! That just wouldnt work for me lol I would tear the house apart til I found the hiding spot lol. Keep up your good work!!

Ginny - I would just wipe your hard drive on your pc its pretty easy to do and hopefully you don't have anything too important on there! It should tell you how to do it in your owners manual! Technology be damned anyway ;) Glad to see some posts from you!!

everyone else....I hope you are all doing well and can't wait to hear from you!!

Michelle

spryng
05-24-2004, 06:35 PM
Hello again!!

Let me start off with a great BIG CONGRATS!!!! to Crystal!!! I am so happy for you!! But I would feel exactly like you do about being pregnant after feeling like your family was complete. If I discovered I was pregnant I would probably go into a little meltdown for a few days and then get used to the idea in my head and a new precious little one on the way. And I know you will too. Also if I found out I was pregnant I would stick with WW and just add a few extra pts during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. But I would not let myself get to 195 lbs again like I did with the other 3 pregnancies. But please do stay with us! I documented my entire pregnancy here with Tanner. Also Misty did with her last one and we had one poster named Andrea who did also, we love to follow along on your most important journey!!! And it's normal to not be estatic right now about it all but you are a great mother and person so I know you will do great. I personally love being pregnant (except for those few weeks of morning sickness) and I wish I could box up those feelings and send them that way! lol. (not the morning sickness, the good feelings, lol. Wasn't sure how that came accross. lol) Have you told your dh yet? What made you think you were pregnant and to test yourself? I'm so excited for you!
Michelle, TOM always affects my WI the week before he actualy arrives so maybe you are in the clear! :) And no, nothing exciting around here today. I'm a little tired still from the weekend, I did get an hour nap in so I feel a little better. I just now got my morning routine done, lol. So you see how lazy I've felt today. :^: Are you gonna chat tonight at 10 pm?? I'll be there if you will!
Cindi, what is the name of your weight lifting video?? I ordered that crunch-boot camp workout and it STILL hasn't arrived yet. Hopefully tomorrow. I hope you get your air fixed soon. I know you must be miserable. Take you nice cool bath tonight and relax and hopefully the repair man will get there asap. :)
Leigh, you'll have to let me know how the asian chicken with plum sauce comes out. I loved the asian burritos with ginger salsa, it also had plum sauce on it and it was to die for!!! I felt like I was at a restaurant but the best thing was, I made it! lol.
Lisa, how are you doing?

Well my dinner of chicken pasta with artichokes was good. The pasta was kinda sweet from the apple juice and the roasted red peppers but in a light good way. I gave it 3 stars because the kids didn't like it and wouldn't go past taking one bite. But there is plenty left over for another meal sometime this week.
Got my kitchen done and my turkey breast is roasting in the oven for tomorrow's dinner of soccotash soup and turkey wraps. I have to make a big meal tomorrow because I'll have 4 extra mouths here to feed. My dh's cousins kids are coming to mow my lawn and they will be here from 4-7 pm so I told their mom I would feed them dinner so she didn't have to worry about it. Which she was really grateful for.
OK, gonna get off here and see what is coming on tv tonight. The swan right?? Doesn't the pageant start tonight? OK, TTYL!

BIGtimeLOSER
05-24-2004, 06:38 PM
Crystal, I have had to control my diabetes through diet while PG before and I was put on an 1800 calorie diet. So that gives you an idea of what is safe. Exercise will be good, but don't let your body temp get too high during the first trimester, it can cause birth defects. So no heavy duty aerobics or or a workout that has you red faced, sweaty and exhausted. But I exercised my last pregnancy and it was so much better than the others, it was SOO worth it. You can do this, and we will help you!!!

My thyroid should be fine, and my calories are good, too(but hopefully not too good). I just don't know what my problem is. If it's TOM, he is way early, but that is always possible. Last week I was kinda depressed, but I feel a bit better now. DH is behaving better, too. My pastor is having a meeting with him this week, so that should help even more.

Michelle, I have heard good things about the Armour thyroid replacement. Why do you think you need to change?

Lisa, I would have scale withdrawals that would ruin me if my scale was hidden. I'd just drive to the grocery store to weigh in everyday, and with today's gas prices...EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!

Time to go sit near the fan again, sweat is getting into my eyes...and the a/c is ON!!!!! Thought it would help...guess not!

Be back in a bit!

BIGtimeLOSER
05-24-2004, 06:46 PM
spryng, It is called Hit the Spot Totally Firm Workout with weights, by Denise Austin...I also wanted Lifting Weights to Lose Weight 1&2 by Kathy Smith...but decided to see if I like this one first. I am kinda like you right now and other than walking, don't care for aerobics. Maybe later when I am smaller. I got it at KMart for 6.99. I'll let you know what I think.

Dinner for me won't be much, I had a 600 calorie Pot Pie for lunch :o :o :o No wonder it tasted so darn good, but I couldn't even eat the whole thing! Thank God for small miracles!!

Back in a bit!

MichelleRae
05-24-2004, 06:53 PM
Spryng - I'd love to chat tonight!! I'll be there!! Of course I have to watch the swan, will you be watching tonight? Tomorrow is the AI finale too!! EEks I'm sooo excited lol.

Cindi - Well I think I need to change or up my dosage because I still don't feel 100% like its really really hard to get going in the morning and somedays I just feel so tired and withdrawn so I go get my levels done again tomorrow and we'll see what they say. I've also heard that armour thyroid is great thats why I'm tempted to ask my doc to write a rx for that one instead. We'll see though. I'll keep ya posted! ;)

Well I really need to get dinner going so I'll get off here and I'll come post after supper.

Michelle

watkinsguru
05-24-2004, 07:03 PM
Spryng, thanks for the congrats. And I'm actually happy now. Yes I finally told dh and he was lacking excitement as well, but we both know we'll be happier as time goes by. I decided to test myself because of the last few weeks that I have been so emotional. That's how I got with Andrew. I was overly emotional, then this time, today out of the clear blue, I got really nauseaus (sp?). And of course TOM never came, which isn't odd for me, I'll skip months every once in a while, but that was another sign I guess. Anyway, I'm happy now, and of course I haven't been to a doc yet to know for sure, but those home tests are not wrong very often, along with my signs.

Thanks again for the support. I will stick around. This one will be a new one for me as well. I've always used a midwife at home, but she no longer practices and she was one of a kind. I have to find a doctor that qualifies my tests, LOL!!!
TTYL

Loveliam
05-24-2004, 07:27 PM
Hi again, ladies :) We had Asian Chicken with plum sauce tonight (a Saving Dinner recipe) - it was soooo good. And I made brown rice mixed with cooked carrots and seasonings for the side dish - kind of altering her side dish suggestion slightly. I absolutely love rice. DH is a pasta fanatic, but I could eat rice with every meal :D

Spryng - are you having bad weather yet? I see on the news there are tornado warnings for what looks like your area :( Yeah, that plum sauce is so yummy. Your dinner for tomorrow sounds good. Tomorrow we're having Salmon with cucumber dill sauce. Also, I've sworn to myself that if/when I'm pregnant again, I'll never gain the same fifty or more lbs I did with Liam :lol:

Michelle- What??? TOM arrived for me too . . . how strange.

Cindi- Glad DH is feeling a bit better and is at least going to talk with someone about it. I hope the pastor makes him feel better.

Crystal - glad you're feeling better aboout things. It will be exciting to hear you talk about your pregnancy progressing. I'm sorry your midwife is no longer practicing! Can she refer you to someone (even if it's a doctor, maybe it's one she knows well and likes, etc.)?

Loveliam
05-24-2004, 07:38 PM
Oops! I forgot to ask - would walking 3 20-minute-miles be "moderate" or "light" exercise?

MichelleRae
05-24-2004, 08:12 PM
I saw that walking a 15 minute mile is light exercise but some would say moderate, I would say that it really depends on the person, say such as me a 3 mile 15 min/mile is not light exercise lol I would definately call it moderate. I think either one is safe :)
Michelle

spryng
05-24-2004, 08:40 PM
Hi again!

Just a quick post from me while The Swan in on a commercial.
Leigh, the 20 min walking should be moderate I would think. Do you sweat while doing it? Does it get your heart rate up? Can you talk normally while doing it? Your dinner sounded fantastic! So glad it came out good for you. I think I am really going to love Saving Dinner. I love the fact that I no longer have to think about grocery lists or menu planning, it's all done for me. All I have to do is calculate the pts and I'm done, lol. And no, I'm not having bad weather right now. I think I'm suppose to get some rain after 9 pm tonight but all around me there are thunderstorms and tornado warnings. But so far so good, with me.
Crystal, when was the last time you had TOM? I'm just curious how far along you may be. I always thought it would be so great if I found out I was pregnant but was like 20 plus weeks along! lol. Would make it go by much faster, lol. But for me, by the time I hit 6-8 weeks my stomach pops out and I'm in maternity clothes, so I guess I would know much sooner. I can wish can't I? LOL. I hope you can find a doctor you love. I used an OBGYN for my first 2 pregnancies and then had a midwife with Tanner and I loved my midwife sooo much. I did give birth at the hospital though, I love hospitals. I feel much safer there even though I know I'd be fine at home. It's just a mental thing with me.
Michell, you have a chat date! LOL. And yes I'm watching the swan and will be catching AI tomorrow too. I'm routing for Diana!! :)
Cindi, I LOVE pot pie. But I can never find one that is low cal or fat. But I think that saving dinner has one in it somewhere so I will eat one again someday! lol. And yes, let me know how you like that workout tape.

OK, guess I better scoot. TTYL!

meltin
05-24-2004, 09:36 PM
Ladies, thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. I get ovarian cyst pretty often when I am not on the pill. I could feel this one coming. Took some pain killers and stayed in bed for two days. DH was great with JW. Good thing it was a weekend. I have mild cramps every once in awhile, but nothing like the initial pain. Spryng, I remember you having one a couple of weeks ago. I do not usually go to the doc. There is nothing they can do after it has ruptured.

Didn't make my weigh in this weekend, but I will go tomorrow. The problem with LA is that you have list of foods to eat and when I was not feeling good. I could not make myself eat them. Anyway, feeling much better. Needless to say, I have not gotten a workout in the last 3 days.

I will be home tomorrow to catch up on life. Happy Monday Evening! What time is the chat, eastern time.

watkinsguru
05-24-2004, 09:38 PM
Spryng, the computer estimated my due date at about January 18th. I never take notes of my TOM but I think I'm about accurate. I think it was April 8-13. I've got to find a doc and try to get in this week. I don't feel pregnant, but those tests aren't usually wrong. Besides with no TOM and the few little symptons, it's hard to think it's not accurate.
Thanks again for all of your support.

watkinsguru
05-24-2004, 09:41 PM
Melinda, glad you are feeling better. Hope to hear from you more later on.

Chubba
05-24-2004, 09:49 PM
Here are the pictures...then I have to go back and read all the posts!! I'll be back.

meltin
05-24-2004, 09:54 PM
Crystal - Congrats! I am so excited for you! Little ones are such a precious gift from God. I am so ready to have my next one. JW will be one in Aug. maybe I can talk him into it.

Penny - So sorry to hear you are leaving. The post have been quite overwhelming the last couple of weeks. I have had a hard time keeping up.

Michelle, Spryng - I am planning on being at chat tonight. 1000pm is that right.

Leigh - It is so hard to get back on track for me after the weekend. I thought our life would slow down with the social events with the baby, but when you live in a place like Chas or Atl everyone comes to visit. I love it, but we are always eating.

The underwire is popping out of my nursing bra. Yet another sign it is time to wean.

Chubba
05-24-2004, 10:12 PM
Melinda :lol: :lol3: your underwire...I thought that only happens to me with my regular bras!! Glad you're feeling better. I can't keep up with these threads either!!

Penny, we're going to miss you!

Spryng, I must admit I don't make it to the other website very often anymore...maybe when the snow flies!

Crystal...CONGRATS! Glad you're happier about it now. Dh had a vas in December so I should never have to worry about that! :lol: I'm too old for more anyway :D

Michelle, Ginny, Lisa, Cindi, Leigh, Jessie (um, Jessie, where are you??) anyone I may have forgotten...hello to all.

My WI...are you ready???? I lost another 2 lbs. Believe me, after the way I misbehaved this week I almost wish I had gained so that I don't start thinking I can do that all the time!! Hey, I'll take the loss!

OK, I'm tired and I have some straightening up to do.

I'll talk to you tomorrow!! Have a great night.

ECmom
05-24-2004, 10:24 PM
Just back in here for a drive by visit.......Crystal congrats hon!!!!!! I love your attitude about this...the Lord will provide, He always does. And I remember the shock/fear/joy/elation when I found out that I was pg with Dd (8) after a ton of trouble.......major walk of faith there....so I can sympathize a wee bit. Feel good and take care of yourself. Make sure you are taking vitamins!!! Both of you need that folic acid.

I am a tired puppy. See ya tomorrow.....have a good evening.
Ginny

watkinsguru
05-25-2004, 06:01 AM
starting a new thread...