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05-27-2004, 03:39 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!!

05-27-2004, 03:55 PM
Hi, everyone - don't forget to read some of the posts at the end of the last thread you might have missed :)

Well, Liam and I had a busy, busy day. After walking our three miles, we went to Target where I ended up spending 3 trillion dollars, as always :lol: Target! Every time I go in for just a few things I end up with the whole store in my cart. Liam was very good the whole time :angel: These are the days when I think I could have more than one :D And I'm staying OP - tomorrow is my WI day and I'm excited.

Spryng - ooooohhh! TOrnados completely freak me out. I'd be sooo scared! So where would ya'll go if you needed shelter - into the bathroom? Yes, I got my first menu mailer, which I'll use for next week. But DH is out of town tonight, so I'm having a Smart Ones Dinner. I like that because then I don't have to figure out the points :) Your dinner plans sound yummy! Maybe 130 is your set point. I remember my set point used to be 135 - I used to hover between 132 and 135 all the time. Either way, I think exercise is good even if your maintaining. Your home pre=scool sounds like a good idea!

Ricci - Hey, I heard about that woman on Regis and Kelly. Can you imagine 15 children??? I'd be so wiped out. Or maybe not because the older kids would help with the younger ones, right?

Geri - how did the shopping go?

Michelle- Good luck with the doctor -I'm sending good thoughts your way.

Lisa - I'm with you on the Tornados - hate them!

Okay, I'm off to get some household stuff done - like washing all of Liam's current toys.

05-27-2004, 04:31 PM
okay girls, I'm back from the doc. This will be short because I've GOT to get in a nap. I liked the doc and the assistant and the receptionists. They were all VERY nice. He did the whole sono thing and such. It's too early to tell anything. He couldn't even tell me how far along I am. They took blood and said in a day or so he'll call me with some approximate due date and as to how far along I am. I'm still guessing 4 weeks. Anyways, everything went fine. About a 45 minute trip over there. Well, I'll respond to all of your posts after my nap.
I'm making fajitas and if I have time, baking a cake.

05-27-2004, 04:49 PM
Hey girls!!

Man I am just tired today for some reason, I slept good last night too. Oh well lol.

Leigh - I know exactly what you mean I always end up with the store in my cart too and half the crap I end up buying I don't even need!! lol I'm such an impulse buyer. Thanks for the happy thoughts :)

Spryng - Ahh ok I understand on the basements. I had a friend who lived in Oklahoma and he said they don't have basements there because of clay or something like that. I'm gonna live in our basement this summer, it will be nice and cool!! Actually we're gonna be remodeling the basement so I can't darn it!! lol I think your home preschooling sounds fun! I may do something like that with Taylor :) I did get an email from Penny she is just really busy right now and hopes she can come back soon!

Lisa - I hope you got some gardening in!!

Crystal - Glad you liked the doctor. Can't wait to hear more.

Well I'm gonna try and catch a few zzzz's before the girls get up from nap. Have a great day girls!

05-27-2004, 05:23 PM
okay I didn't get a nap because as soon as I was gonna lay down, Andrew decided that he wasn't. He has only had like a 20 o 30 minute nap all day after getting up at 615 this morning and not sleeping well last night. You'd think he'd sleep good tonight, but don't count on it.
Btw, the doc weighed me in at 200 lbs. with jeans and shoes and shirt. The assistant said there was no way I weighed that, didn't look it.
Spryng, sorry about the night and the tornadoes. Tornadoes scare me now since I've had kids and only when dh isn't home.
Michelle, you're probably tired from all the exercise you put in.
Leigh, hope you're doing okay today.

05-27-2004, 05:39 PM
I have two boys with birthdays this week, so it's been crazy.

Crystal, Glad to see your excitement growing!!

I can't even remember at the moment what I have read, so I will just say...

I love you all and I hope you are all having a great week.

Back later, DH is putting a trampoline together and needs help

05-27-2004, 05:41 PM
Crystal, I'm so happy that you liked your doctor. I hope you get a good nap in :)

Michelle - Hope you got a good nap in, too! Take care of yourself - both of you :D

I'm about to eat my Smart Ones dinner while Liam is occupied by Baby Einstein.

05-27-2004, 07:07 PM
Good Evening all!

Well I just have to say that dinner tonight was wonderful!!! Which is good because the past two nights weren't so good and had me doubting the Saving Dinner recipes for a minute there. But all faith is restored! LOL. The mediterranean fish was really good and hit the spot. I steamed baby carrots and broccoli for a side along with baked sweet potatoes. Mmmmm....

Cindi, have fun planning those b-day parties! I'm sure you are super busy!
Michelle, so glad you heard from Penny. I was worried about her. Hope you got your nap in!
Crystal, so glad your appointment went well. And yes, I guess an ultrasound would be a little too early. I don't think the heart beat has even begun yet so all you can see is a sac. When do you go back?
Leigh, sounds like you had fun at Target! ;) I love to shop like that too, but I've cut WAY back lately. And there is no where to go if we are under Tornado warning here, that is why I get so scared. We don't have an interior room that doesn't have windows. Even our bathroom has a window. I guess we could go in Ava's closet but it's on an outside wall which is not safe either. So we are just up a creek if one ever hit us.

Well I told Ava she wouldn't be starting pre-school this year but told her all about setting up a computer in the living room for her and Bubba to learn on and she got excited about that. But then she asked me that when she is 5 can she go to a "real" school, lol. I said yes, but she'll be almost 6. I hate that schools still do that to kids because their b-days are after sept 1. She is just as smart (if not smarter) than every other 5 year old that will start this fall. I just wish they would test her. But I guess one more year won't kill her.
Anyway... guess I'll get off here and find something to do. TTYL!

05-27-2004, 07:55 PM
Hi Ladies! I'm just starting to test the waters here and have officially started the SBD and was looking for support. I would love to hang out with you all, of course if you'll have me!

A little background on me:
I've had Hashimoto's thyroid for almost 10 years now, and that's where my weight battle began. I have been regulated on meds for a long time, still the battle continues in the weight area.

About 3 years ago I had great success with Atkins, I was at a high point of almost 190 lbs on my 5'7" frame, I carried it well, but felt horrible. Atkins helped me lose over 30lbs wonderfully. Shorly after I became pregnant with twins and gained a whopping 70 lbs! All worth it and I lost most of it within the first 9 months. My boys will be two in July, and I still can't shed the last 25 lbs.

Since having the boys, I'm a SAHM and loving it. I just recently started teaching Yoga in my home town twice a week, gets me out of the house and makes me move my body.

I've decided to switch to SBD because I want to have good carbs in my life and I'm tired of yo-yoing with the same bit of weight. I'm hoping this is the answer for me. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and I'll be asking lots of silly questions if you don't mind. I'm going out tonight to buy the book, I had it ordered on Amazon, but it was taking forever. I know just enough to be dangerous right now! LOL


05-27-2004, 08:07 PM
Hi, Spryng! Eeek! I would be freaked out about not having an interior place to go. I think, in the whole scheme of things, the one year won't make a huge difference - later on, I mean, but I can see where she'd feel kind of disappointed :( Glad dinner was good. Since DH is out of town so much, I really only need to plan 4 meals a week :)

05-27-2004, 08:12 PM
Hi, Di! Welcome :) Sounds like your in tyhe same boat as many of us here, and I think you'll find the group as supportive as I do - they're wonderful for me on my weight-loss journey.

I'm Leigh, a SAHM mom to our 6-month-old son, Liam. I've been married for two years to my DH, Jonathan. Your twins look adorable!

I look forward to getting to know you :D

05-27-2004, 08:34 PM
Hey Di - Great to have another thyroid momma here ;) I actually started hyperthyroid, which made me still gain weight then I had a goiter removed along with part of my thyroid in December and then I got put on meds 2 months ago cuz I was putting on at least 10 lbs a month!! So I totally understand the thyroid woes :) I just had my levels rechecked yesterday and doc should be calling me tomorrow. I'm Michelle mom to 2 yo Taylor Marie and 7 month old Teagan Kinsey. You'll find tons of support here!! Oh I'm also doing the SBD!! We had another who was doing it but shes taking a break from the boards :) We can buddy up if you like :)

Spryng - I'm soo glad that your dinner was better tonight!! I was beginning to doubt the dinner book for you ;) Well I'm having mashed cauliflower and lean pork sirloin for dinner yummm!! That is just soo cute that ava is excited to go to school!! I love when I see a child who is really eager to learn!! Are we on for chat tonight?

Leigh - I never did get a nap in :( oh well I'll just sleep better tonight! lol I hope your smartones dinner was good :) You are more than welcome to stop by my house and have some pork and mashed cauliflower ;)

Crystal - So sorry you didnt get a nap in either!! Us poor tired mamas!! lol Hang in there!!

Well I hope I didn't miss anyone but I need to go finish my supper! I'm sure I'll post again soon :)

05-27-2004, 09:23 PM
Leigh and Michelle, thanks so much for the open arms and warm welcome!

Michelle, what I find most frustrating about thyroid stuff is all the blood work can come back as "normal" and I know my body isn't feeling right at times. Oh well, it could be much worse, so I'm willing to deal with it.

I'd love to buddy up in regards to SBD, you've done a fantastic job so far so any advise you can throw my way will be welcome. I plan on reading the book by the end of the weekend, I'm a fast reader, so I'm sure I'll have a couple of questions for you by then.

One question for all you SAHM's, you all really nap??? LOL I'm so freakin excited when the boys go down for their nap to have a moment to myself there's no way I could sleep! I must be a freak of nature or something. It sure would help me if I could, maybe that should be one of my goals as well.

05-27-2004, 09:33 PM
Di- Great!! So wonderful to hear!! I know what you mean about the blood work coming back normal!! It is very frustrating!! I'm anxious to hear about my tests tomorrow because I know that something is going on because I have started to get really tired again and I hate it!!

RE Naps: LOL we don't always get a chance to nap but if I got up really early one day or am just tired I'll take a nap with the kids :) I find that if I do get a nap I wake up refreshed and I don't get crabby which is a bonus for the whole family since I'm well known for my irritability ;) My hubby just said the other day that I suffer from PMS 3 out of 4 weeks every month so I only have one good week lol!! MEN!!! AS IF!! ;)

Ok I'm off to do a 2 mile watp dvd!! I'll post afterwards then I think I'm gonna go to bed but I'll have my laptop so Spryng if you decide you want to chat tonight I'll check the website at 9pm my time to see if you are there :)

Di if you would like to join in the chat go to and join our group and go to chat. It will be at 8pm your time :)
Anyone else care to join? :D

Ok I'm gonna walk! see you all later

05-27-2004, 09:45 PM
Michelle - sorry you didn't get a nap in :( Maybe tomorrow!

Di - I'm with you on the nap thing. Liam gives me so little "me" time that the few hours he naps, i'm getting housework, etc. done :lol:

OMG!!! I just saw an ad for new Ben and Jerry's ice creams: one is low carb, one is no sugar added, and then there's another it looks like??? Ohhhh, a girl can dream! I may have to track down some no sugar added Ben and Jerry's :) (for more info, go to under "pint flavors" pull down the menu and scroll down to Carb Karma flavors, Low Fat flavors, Light flavors, and No Sugar Added).

Well, I'm about to take the dog out one last time tonight then have my 2 point dessert :D

05-27-2004, 10:01 PM
Good evening,
Welcome,Di, I know you will enjoy being on this thread. I am Ricci, sahm to two boys, 3 and 5. Hope to see you posting often.
Spryng, I am in the same boat as you with my oldest in school. He is really smart, but when he starts school this fall, he will be almost 6. But I have done some home schooling with him. He knows his letters, numbers, how to count to 300, some simple addition, and how to spell some words. Right now we are working on cutting with scissors. Crystal, glad that you like your doctor. Michelle, sorry you didn't get your nap in. Hi to everyone else. I got my hair done and it looks great. My mom tried to get me to put blond streaks in it, but I didn't want blond. I tried to tell her not everyone wants blond in their hair. Oh well. I have had a headache all day, due to TOM. No exercise today. Have a great evening everyone.

05-27-2004, 10:54 PM
good evening ladies! and, welcome to Di! Michelle, mmmm, I LOVE that silly mashed califlower, how can that possibly be so good? Gabe loves it too, and hubby doesn't complain either! We haven't had that in a while, I might have to make it next week.

Spryng, I keep forgetting to ask, what is the Saving Dinner book? Is that the one by Nigela Lawson? I take it the recipes are supposed to be healthy as well as exciting? Oh yeah, and waht is flylady? I'm under the impression its an organization method? I need this in my life...I have such a hard time following through on all my household projects. I get one thing started, and then see something that I think I ought to do first, and then spot another thing, and so on and so forth, and if the phone rings, well....just forget about it, I'll just end up on another continent or something. I drive myself nuts...not to mention hubby.

Crystal, that is great you had a good experience with the Dr. I know you weren't terribly excited about using a Doc this time.

To Di, I'm Lisa, mother of three ( 2 girls 8-10 and 1 boy-13mos). I've been a SAHM for not quite 2 years now, and I love it, I would have a very difficult time trading it. We go without some stuff, but its worth it. Right now I'm busy trying to find piano students so I can help a little with the household income. I'm also hoping that the cake I'm making this weekend, which will be eaten by a lady who does alot of catering, might be impressive enough to get a little business going with that as well.

I'm married to a man who like to dress up in costumes ( oh, allright, and save the world! hehehehe, In other words, he just got out of the Marine Corps, and is now a police officer.

As for me, I enjoy music, cooking, and just about anything that happens outdoors. I sure hope you enjoy this group as much as I have. I almost left it a short time ago, becuase they post so much that I was not keeping up very well, but I quickly found myself coming back, again and again.

I hope everybody had a wonderful day, and stayed OP!

Talk to you all soon,


05-28-2004, 12:20 AM
Good evening all!

Well I did get alot accomplished after the kids went to bed. I got all my bills wrote out for the week and in envelopes. All I have to do is drop them in the mail tomorrow. I got my kitchen all cleaned up and dishes loaded in the dishwasher, floor swept, counters shined, etc. Looks much better in there, lol.

Lisa, Saving Dinner is a book full of recipes. It is really neat because it has 6 recipes per week, plus a shopping list and you can print it off from her site so it really takes the effort out of planning all week. And yes they are all low fat or low cal and healthy. Here is a link to amazon and you can read about it and some reviews
and here is a link to her site (btw it's Leanne Ely) I'm really dedicated to trying every recipe in her book. Plus it really does make dinner much easier on me and they are simple dinners, not elaborate or anything. Ok, now Flylday is a site about organizing your home. She believes you can keep your house clean in just 15 min a day. I really like how she divides your house into 5 zones and each week you work in a different zone for just 15 min a day. I've been slacking on my zone work lately but just by doing my morning and evening routines my house is staying in great shape anyway. Her site is

Ricci, so if you didn't get blonde streaks what color did you get? I'm glad it came out great! Hope your headache goes away soon.

Leigh, I'm going to have to look for that ben and jerry's ice cream tomorrow! Sounds so good.

Welcome Di!! I'm am Spryng. Mother of 3 kids, Ava (4) Bubba (3) and Tanner (11 mos) been married for 6 years now and still loving it! lol. I am on weight watchers and hit my goal weight last month, which I am still excited about. And yes, I get a nap almost everyday :) Can't function sometimes without it. I hope you feel right at home here and I look forward to getting to know you better!

Michelle, sorry I missed chat. I didn't see your post until now. But 9 pm will be out for me most nights because I'm usually reading to the kids and getting them in bed at that time. But on the nights we do 10 pm I will be there! :)

OK, well... tomorrow I will be busy most of the morning going grocery shopping and using my flexpoints, lol. I can't tell you how much I look forward to fridays! Of course my WI is tomorrow too but I'm pre-TOM so of course I'm sure he'll screw it all up, lol. But I won't know until the morning. So I'm calling it a night. Hope everyone sleeps well! G'nite!

05-28-2004, 08:35 AM
:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

Okay, I'm back to my coffee for now. I'm sure in a couple of weeks it will make me sick to even smell it. Sorry I didn't post last night, we started getting some storms and I thought I should just turn my computer off.

Well, let's start here...

Welcome Di, I'm Crystal, sahm of 3; Alisa 5, Ally almost 3 and Andrew 18 months. Just found out I'm expecting #4 possibly sometime in January. I've been doing this sahm thing since Alisa was born. I feel this is the best and there is no other way or better way to raise children. I also homeschool and am a Watkins Independent Consultant from home. So glad you're hear, I've ALWAYS wanted twins. I would LOVE that. You will definitely find what you need here. This place is amazing. Stick around and post a couple times a day to stay on top of things. Sometimes it goes fast around here.

Cindi, have fun with 2 birthdays. I've got Ally's planned for next Saturday. Hope you're doing well.

Spryng, I totally understand what you mean about the kids not starting if their b-days come AFTER Sept. 1st. That was one reason I started homeschooling Alisa, her b-day is in Oct. but she was so ready to start. She loves to learn and is definitely ready for 1st grade. If she were in public school, she'd only be going into Kindergarten next year and that would be a joke for her. Sounds like you've got lots planned for today. Have fun!!!

Leigh, ice cream. Is that everyone's weakness? I ALWAYS take advantage of ice cream during pregnancies. I'll go easy this time though.

Ricci, glad you like your hair. What exactly did you have done to it?

Lisa, you're right about me and doc. I even told them that I didn't want to use a doc and a hospital. And that having babies at home NEVER scared me not even with my first, but I'm scared to death to go into a hospital and have a baby. I wanted him to know how I felt. Smashed cauliflower sounds AWFUL!!! I know alot of you eat that, but I just can't imagine. Good thing I'm not watching carbs, huh??? LOL!!!

Well, you should all know that I finally told my mom!!! She was okay. She knew I didn't really want anymore so when she knew that dh and I were happy about it, then she was happy. She's happier too, knowing I'm using a doc and hospital. There were slight complications after I had Andrew so no one really wanted me to go the home route again. But my midwife doesn't practice anymore so I didn't really have a choice. Nonetheless, she's happy. She was worried about me and dh going away to Hot Springs, afraid I'd come back pregnant, LOL!!! Needless to say, she's not worried anymore. Spryng, you asked when I go back, June 17th. That's only 3 weeks, but because he couldn't get anything on the monitor yesterday, he wants to try again, he said he definitely will then. It's funny, I still don't feel pregnant. I'm guessing maybe because I'm only about 4 weeks or so. I think I usually find out about 6-8 weeks and that's when symptons set in. I slept pretty good last night. Andrew slept with me in the bed, he's NEVER done that before. He's getting spoiled being in the same room with me knowing when he stands up in his bed he can see me. I don't know what else to do, though. We have taken our first step toward getting our loan to build, if we can get approved. We have 8 months. Well, I'm gonna go clean my mom's today and my MIL is taking the girls to see Shrek 2 this evening, I think me and Andrew will go back to the mall and get Ally's b-day gift. Shrek pj's. I'm gonna return those dang clothes I bought and exchange for maternity I guess. Sure don't want to, but I wouldn't get to enjoy those new clothes very long.
Well, I'm gonna make a grocery list and get bills done. Hope everyone had a good night and has a good day, I'll check in later.

05-28-2004, 08:59 AM
Week 2, second WI Day. I've lost 2 lbs.! That brings me to my first 5lb loss :D

Ricci - I'm glad you like your hair so much - you should post a picture of it :) That would be fun. Hope you're feeling better what with TOM. TOM just left me, so I am quite relieved.

Lisa- Hi! Spryng introduced me to Saving Dinner too. I get the email version of it, though. The recipes are healthy - created by a nutritionist. Also, I like flylady - I modify her to fit with my own household goals, but her concepts help a lot.

Spryng - sounds like you were productive last night! I'm using some flexpoints this weekend, I'm sure. I like to save most of them for after my WI day :D However, I did use some yesterday to get a small hamburger and small fries at McDonald's. I'm a bit of a McDonald's fanatic, so I decided allowing myself a small meal once every two weeks is reasonable and I apply flexpoints toward it.

Well, I'm off to get the day started. We have a morning walk (of course!) and then household chores like laundry (of course!). Hope you all have a good morning.

05-28-2004, 09:23 AM
Sorry I missed your post, Crystal! I'm glad your mother was okay with the pregnancy and all - I'm sure that's a bit of a relief to you :) As for ice cream, I guess this time around you can indulge, but in the no-sugar-added kind :lol:

05-28-2004, 09:49 AM
Leigh, WTG on the loss. We are so proud of you. Keep up the good work.

05-28-2004, 09:59 AM
Good morning all!

Well, I'm down 1/2# today. Which suprises me because TOM is just a few days away. But I wrote to ww yesterday about my last months efforts to lose more weight and hovering around 129-130 and they said I'm on a plateau! Never thought I was since I was losing here and gaining there you know? But they said with my new eating habits (the saving dinner recipes) and now exercise again I should break through it soon. I guess we'll see in the next couple of weeks.

Leigh, congrats on another 2#'s gone!!! That is fantastic! Isn't it nice to know you are losing weight and still getting to eat mcd's!!? That is the beauty of ww. DO you walk everyday?
Crystal, I am so glad you finally told your mom and she is happy for you two! Sometimes parents can suprise us huh? ;) What kind of house do you want to build? Do you have blueprints already? That would be very exciting. My DH's dream is to have our home built, but not mine. I am too impatient to wait until it's done to move in. I want an already made house, lol.

Well, guess I'll get off here and in the shower. Need to get out the door soon so I can get back before it gets too hot. I plan on taking Tanner outside to swim sometime today I hope. It's going to be 90 degrees today. :cool: So I'll catch you all later!

05-28-2004, 10:43 AM
Spryng, yes we have house plans. Actually we have two sets, the first set was too much about a 2300 sq. ft. home, a dream home if you will. The one we will go with is about 1800 sq. ft. I think it has 4 bedrooms or maybe 5, I don't remember. It will be steel frame. That is the ONLY way dh will go. He almost refuses to buy a house. They always have problems and not that one we build won't, but we'll know how to fix it,having built it. Of course, if we don't get the loan to build, we may HAVE to buy. I'm so excited either way. I just don't want to be in this 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with 4 kids.

05-28-2004, 12:28 PM
Thanks everyone for welcoming me into your group and sharing facts about your family and yourself to me. It will take me a little time to get everyone straight in my head, but I'm totally looking forward to it.

Leigh, what a great job on the weight loss! keep up the good work.

Sprying, considering you are about to start AF, losing a 1/2 a pound is fantastic. I'm usually content to just not gain a pound or so, because I gain a lot of water weight, which all goes away after AF, but it's still a little depressing when it's happening.

Crystal, it sounds like you have a beautiful family, with a great new edition on the way, congratulations on that and trying to be so healthy during your pregnancy. Having twins is great, a lot of work, but a true blessing. I tried for many years to get pregnant and I was beginning to wonder if it would ever happen for us, so you can imagine that when I found out it was twins I was overjoyed, never thinking of the workload, lucky for me! LOL Oh well it can't be that bad, as I'm considering when will be the right time to have a third (hopefully just one this time) child. At first I was planning on starting again when the boys turned two, but I'm kind of postponing that plan for now.

LOL Lisa, I loved your description of your family, especially DH! My fingers are crossed that your cake is a huge hit with the catering woman! Nothing like a little pressure eh? It sounds like something you'd really enjoy doing, so I really hope it works out for you. It is difficult changing your lifestyle to be a SAHM, but the trade off is definately worth it. I love seeing Logan and Ethan every single day, even on their bad/grumpy days, I'd still rather deal with them than a grumpy boss! I'm hoping to keep growing my business of teaching Yoga, right now it just supports my habit so to speak, but luckily my income is not a factor in whether or not bills get paid. My job this weekend is to make some flyers and business cards for it. I'm pretty darned picky, so this wont be easy!

Ricci, 2 boys huh, just like me! I'm sure I will be bending your ear with questions in regards to them as well! Right now L&E will be two in July and they don't talk much at all. The pediatrician wants me to schedule a hearing test and sign them up for speach therapy already. I think it's jumping the gun a bit, but what do I know. They definately have their own "twin" language and seem to understand each other ok. i just need to learn their language apparantly.

Michelle, I finished SBD last night, it was an easy read for me, since I've done low carb before, I understand the process and stuff. I'm getting ready to start my shopping list. It's going to be huge! How often have you eaten that dessert with ricotta cheese? It sounds interesting, but could be weird too. I'm already shedding some water after just a day, loving it, and my cravings arent bad if I eat a good breakfast. I also bought the cookbook, hoping that helps keep me motivated by trying new recipes. Where in Montana do you live? My birth mom (long story for another day) used to live in Helena, I visited her just once, but it's a beautiful state!

I hope i didn't miss anyone, but hey cut the newbie some slack, I'll get on track soon I think. I'll check in later today.


05-28-2004, 01:34 PM
Good Morning ladies!!

Crystal - I'm really glad that your mother is happy for you!!! I hope you get to have your house built!! That would be so fun picking exactly everything you want in a house!!

Spryng - Stay cool today if you can :) AND Congrats on being down .5 #!!! You are such an inspiration :)

Leigh - Way to go!!!! 2#'s is Awesome!! Keep up the great work!!!

Di - I haven't ever tried the ricotta creme, It just doesn't sound appealing to me but there are some people who just love them! I opt for fat free plain yogurt with sugar free Davinci syrup in it :) Davinci has tons of flavors the only down fall is that they are very expensive. Yes who would have thought that it is so expensive eating healthy lol. I live in Kalispell which is in the NW corner of Montana, I love it here :) Oh and about your boys not talking much hey don't sweat it my doctor wasn't worried at all!! Taylor has just really started talking well and she'll be 3 in August. She just wasn't much of a talker until recent months :)

Lisa - Hows it goin today? Any big plans?

Well I just got back from my pulmonologist and he said my lungs aren't looking any worse than they were last time. He thinks that the chest pain I've been having is a chest wall injury possibly from my resistance training so he told me to go ahead with my walking but to cut out the resistance training for 2 weeks and he put me on anti-inflamitories (sp) so we'll see if that takes care of it. He was impressed also with my exercise and eating habits so that made me happy. He hopes that when I come back in a few months that my breathing tests have improved for the past year they have remained the same with no improvement so hopefully with exercise that will change. But all in all I was thrilled that I wasn't going to have to start a prednisone treatment!!! Now I'm just waiting to hear from my other doctor regarding my thyroid levels maybe they won't have to change my dose at all :)

Ok well I'm behind now so I should go get started on my house. I'll talk to you all later this evening :)

05-28-2004, 01:41 PM
Welcome Diane!!!!! I have just skimmed the thread and saw that you were a newcomer.....I've been here a long time (oh, well, but the company is great!) and just am in a super busy time of my life.

Hi to everyone else......this is just one of those weeks. Hope everyone has a great weekend!c Hopefully I will be able to get back here tomorrow.Take care.

05-28-2004, 03:26 PM
Hi, all! Boy am I tired today - not sure why. Thank you all for your supportive words about my weight loss.

Spryng - congrats on the loss - that's great! So, you've hit a plateau? Did you hit one during your initial loss as well?

Di - you sound very motivated and ready to go with SB - that's wonderful! Let us know how it's going :) I think I'd be completely wiped out if I had twins, so you have my total admiration!

Michelle- I hope your chest heals quickly!

Ginny - Hi! Hope you have a great day.

What do ya'll think of personal trainers? I was thinking that perhaps that could be either my 15lb or final goal weight reward - maybe 4-6 weeks with a personal trianer because I just know there will be areas I want to target and tone. I have very low motivation to tone on my own (I'm fine with the walking a lot, but not toning type stuff). So, here are my thoughts: I can wait and use it once I reach my goal weight to tone and help me maintain. I can start doing it half-way through to keep me motivated until my goal weight is reached and perhaps help me avoid possible plateaus. What are your thoughts?

05-28-2004, 04:05 PM
Okay, I cringe to even share these, but I'm going to do it because a couple of you asked to see pictures of me. Since I'm not happy with my weight, there aren't many photos of me :lol: Here are two recent ones. The first one I think I'm going to use as my "before" picture and take a photo in the same outfit every ten or fifteen pounds.

05-28-2004, 04:15 PM
Good afternoon all!

Leigh, yes I did hit a plateau right after starting WW. I lost a few lbs the first week and then stalled for 3 weeks solid. But I stalled at one weight, didn't go up and down by .5 # increments like I am doing now. But I was looking back at my ww journal and sure enough, from the week I made goal I have gone up and down that 1 lb every week. From 129-130. So that is 6 weeks of not getting anywhere, which qualifies as a true plateau. But I'm not too worried. I just started that new high intensity dvd (which I will do every other day since it is weight training) so i think that will kick my body back in gear. But at least I now know what is going on with my body. I think a personal trainer would be heaven!! A great idea. But I think you should start toning now. You don't know how much I regret not keep up with my toning exercises when I started ww. I would be very toned now and in a smaller pant size too. But that is JMHO. :)
Ginny, when is school over for your kids? Today is the last day of school for everyone in this town. The public pool opens this monday and when DH is in next weekend we plan on going. I love to swim! I hope things slow down for you soon.
Michelle, glad your lungs are doing ok! Sorry you pulled something though. Sounds painful. How long do you have to stop using those resistance bands?
Di, I usually gain right before TOM too so I was suprised to see a loss today. But I'll take whatever the scale will give me lately. So you must love yoga to want to teach it huh? I've always wanted to check it out but don't know if I can do the moves. I broke my tailbone while giving birth to my second baby and it can't take too much of my sitting on the floor. Would they be hard for me to do? May I ask what your stats are?
Crystal, those house plans sound great! I would love to be in a 4 bedroom home. Someday... someday. :) I really hope you all are able to get moving on that project now that your new one is on the way. i couldn't even imagine how cramped you'd feel in a 2 bedroom 1 bath house with 4 kids. I feel cramped sometimes in my 3 bedroom 1 bath.

Well, got all my grocery shopping done today. I only forgot two things, lol. I forgot to buy salmon and I couldn't find any pearl barly. Anyone know what aisle that will be on?? I looked where the oatmeal and all that is... where the baking stuff is... I don't even know what it is so I have no idea where to find it, lol. But I got everything else. The kids were really good for me. Then I came home to find my new cooking light cook book on my door step. It's 15 years of cooking light recipes! So needless to say I may have to juggle my saving dinner cookbook to include a couple of recipes from my new cookbook. I just love new recipes. :) And I feel like I am becoming an accomplished cook! The kitchen feels home to me now, lol.
Well, I guess I will get off here. I bought a frozen pizza for dinner tonight. What is everyone else having? TTYL!

05-28-2004, 04:18 PM
Leigh, we must have been posting at the same time :) I think you are sooo pretty! Love the outifit! So you are going to wear that outfit every time you post a new pic of your progress? Good idea!

05-28-2004, 04:22 PM
Hey, Spryng! Yes, that's a definite plateau, but I've heard changing your exercise routine helps with that, so you sound right on track :) Barley is a kind of grain, so probably with the rice and/or beans. Check out my other post above - there are 2 pics of me and DH :D

Which DVD are you doing toning? I'm just so uninspired when it comes to toning, but I do know what you're saying, so maybe I should reconsider!

05-28-2004, 04:29 PM
How sweet! Thank you :D Yeah, I thought if I wore the same outfit the loss might be more evident, but also would be good for my scrapbook :)

05-28-2004, 05:03 PM
Leigh, I am using Crunch - Boot Camp Training to tone my body. It's considered high intensity (that was the instructor on the dvd says anyway) here is a site you can watch 60 secs of the video on your computer. That is how I decided to buy it, plus it got great reviews on this site and I like it so far. It's hard work. You use 3-10 lb dumbells (which ever one you want to use, I'm using 3 lb for now) and you do alot of upper body training, and then squats, plies, pushups, crunches, etc for the whole body. It gets your heart rate up without much aerobics involved. Tonight I'm going to try and do the whole 30 min. And thanks for the info on the barley, I'll look again when I get the salmon this week sometime.

05-28-2004, 05:27 PM
Thanks, Spryng! I'll check out the videos. Good luck with the barley :)

05-28-2004, 07:12 PM
Spryng - Have a ball with the new cookbook!! I can't wait to hear about your endeavors in the kitchen I always have loved hearing about what you are having for dinner! I have to stop using the resistance bands for 2 weeks he wants to see if my chest pain goes away because he suspects that it is a chest wall injury but he said if its not better after two weeks on the anti inflammatories then he wants me back in the office, because something else may be going on. God I'm such a medical mess ;) lol.

Leigh - Omg I think you look like a total doll and I LOVE that skirt!!!! Ohhh and sorry to drool but please tell me that handsome handsome man is your hubby man did you hit the jackpot!! ;) Ok I'm sorry but surely you must be used to it ;) lol I'm horribly shameless aren't I? Please don't hate me lol.

I have no idea whats for dinner tonight BLAH!! I'm horribly tired today also I think its the crappy weather we've been having just makes me want to stay in bed. I'm one of those people whose mood is tied to the weather lol. So my other doctor called back and said my thyroid levels looked good they were on the very low end of normal but he's not going to up the medication because they are still in the normal zone. I think I bloat during TOM or at the end cuz today I was up 2 lbs despite being op and drinking tons of water and TOM ended today so hopefully it won't affect my weigh in on Sunday.

Well I need to go figure out whats for supper. I'll be back later guys!!
Love to all!!

05-28-2004, 07:21 PM
Hey girls...I am down 2 pounds this week, so I just barely missed ONEderland somehow! Oh well, I will get there! your pics! You are very pretty! You and your dh make a great looking couple.

Spryng...Glad you got your new workout going. I haven't even started mine yet, this week has been so crazy.

Crystal...Hope your Friday is going well, I see your mom wasn't too negative. Told you everything would be fine.

Di...I am Cindi, mom to 6 boys and one girl. this is a great bunch, so stick around.

Michelle...Glad you are okay and that you don't need steriods. That could throw a wrench into the plan for sure.

I know I missed a few, but I have to make a phone call. Back later!

05-28-2004, 07:45 PM
Cindi - Congrats on the 2 lbs!!!!! :bravo: Thank you so much for your compliments! How very nice.

Michelle - Hmm, I hope that the chest thing is just an injury so it will heal and you'll be back to normal :( *hugs* your way. Thank you for the complimetns as well. Wow! :lol: That is my husband, yes. And to think, I didn't really want to go on that first blind date!!! Actually, the best part is he's a wonderful human being :)

Anyway, you gals have made my day - I've pretty much stopped thinking of myself as attractive at all since DS was born. Now, that's kind of sad, I guess!
I bought 3 toning tapes: Tamilee Webb's (she did all the buns of steel ones) I want those Abs, I want those Buns, and I want those Arms. Now, if I do these and am satisfied, maybe I won't need a personal trainer down the road after all. We'll see :) Ohhhh how I hate toning, but I will grin and bear it - it's all part of my new lifestyle, right???

05-28-2004, 07:52 PM
Awwww Leigh!!! Thanks for the hugs!!! I'm hoping its just an injury too I've been run through the mill over the last year with medical stuff and I just want it all to end lol. Of course your hubby is a wonderful person!! You wouldnt have married him for looks now would you?? lol Me I married a Vin Diesel wanna be lol woo hoo ... well a girl can pretend can't she ;) Well the only part thats close is the bald head!! lol Ok see now look what you did to me Leigh!!! I'm all giddy like a school girl now lol. I'm getting out of here before I start passing notes ;)
See you guys after dinner!!

05-28-2004, 08:54 PM
Hi again!

Michelle, you always make me laugh! :) The bald head is important for a vin diesel look alike! lol. At least you can turn the lights out and pretend, LOL. And I hope today gets better for you. Maybe you can get in bed early tonight.
Leigh, I will grin and bear it with you (about the toning workouts) I hate working out so much. But as it was explained to me, it's like brushing our teeth. Not something we really enjoy but something that we have to do to stay healthy. So I will be your exercise buddy and we can help each other get our workouts done. Deal?? :) I plan on doing mine tonight after the kids go to bed. And I feel the same way you do about attractiveness. We never see ourselves the way other people do, do we? I feel so blah everyday and when my DH or someone says something nice it always catches me off guard and for a minute or two I really do feel pretty. But you look great and I can't wait to watch your transition as the weight comes off. :)
Cindi, congrats on the 2#'s down!!! Next week you'll hit one-derland for sure!!

Well... I spent most of the afternoon outside with the kids. They had a blast in their pools. Tanner was so funny. Then we went around the yard and created our own nation geographic documentary (the kids love it when I do that) we lift rocks and stuff to find bugs and I tell them all about it and what they eat, how they live, etc. We found some great big slugs, earth worms, lots of pill bugs (rolly pollies) ants, etc. It was alot of fun. Well my kids are killing each other ,need to referee. TTYL!

05-28-2004, 09:07 PM
Michelle - :lol: - Vin Diesel! How cute! And hey, I haven't passed notes in eight million years, but I'm willing to jump back in again :D Actually, I guess this is a bit like passing notes already!

Spryng - from your pictures I can see you're very attractive, so don't brush aside those compliments :) And, an exercise buddy will be great. I'm actually impressed your doing that boot camp video - it looked hard! You'll notice I went for a "beginner/intermediate" video series :lol:

Okay, hopefully DH will be home any minute. He was in Nashville last night and today. I've never been, but have always wanted to see it. Have any of you been there?

05-28-2004, 09:19 PM
Started a new thread. See you there