Support Groups - Home of the Loozing Floozies.....(#8)




Sherry
10-09-2004, 11:32 AM
http://members.aol.com/SAbern1259/welcomefall3

Hello :wave:

Here at McSkinneys, Our mission is to motivate,support and lose those pounds & inches.We must keep those Loozing Floozies loosing!!



Feel free to join our group of wonderful ladies.Come on in.....Give us YOUR motivation,support and ideas.We would love to have you!!!


Sherry
10-09-2004, 11:37 AM
I was going to post but Mom & Dad just got here while I was starting the new thread. I'll be back later! :wave:

siamese
10-09-2004, 12:52 PM
hello friends!
doing ok here!
been sticking with the program,weigh in tomarrow!
im more concerned with the inches.
i can realy tell a difference in doing the pilates.
my core is so weak but im feeling improvement.
gotta get used to eating 6 meals a day,sounds funny when we binge and eat whatever and then you get permission to eat and your like huh? :shrug:

thanks for the compliment on my pic,there old but hey...

sherry,im wanting to put out my halloween stuff to.
its been nicer here last few days.

vicki,you post here!
we love you and enjoy your posts my friend!

ramona,WOHOO!
6 pounds is awesome!
love your 10 keys!

cheryl,yep i agree if i lost weight id have a whole new wardrobe!
ive saved everything,im in a loose 20 but have clothes from when i was a 10
:yikes:

shelly,hugs to you!
i understand the money woes.
luckily brian got ot today,the first in awhile ,his car been broke down for almost 2 months now cant seem to scrape up enuff money for a simple radiater, :mad:
i need to post my eats and such.
shelly you wont be alone!
doni


gdeann
10-09-2004, 01:56 PM
Doni, feel free to post your food menu on the other thread when you post your exercise on the exercise thread. Hopefully you guys can scrape up enough money soon for a new radiater. It seems like there is always something to buy so we never can get ahead. Huh???

ShelleyM
10-09-2004, 02:51 PM
Did I tell ya'll that Becky got a new (used) car? A 1993 Toyota Celica with 213,000 miles on it, but they are all highway miles. The car looks and runs great. She paid $2800.00, but they took a trade of $1000.00 for the CRX, so she was able to pay cash and not have a payment to make. Now everybody's happy!

gdeann
10-09-2004, 03:07 PM
Tell Becky congrats on the car!!!!! I know Steve trades his van in every 150,000 miles! Still looks new and runs great because of the highway miles. Another bonus to purchasing a vehicle probably used for business: most companies require regular service and maintenance schedules. Steve's oil gets changed in his company van 6-8 times more often then our family car!!! What color is Becky's new car??? She will love the Celica, usually no problems at all and they will run forever. My brother owned two of them back in his younger years.

Sherry
10-10-2004, 01:21 AM
Howdy :wave:

Debbie & James just left our house. I'm not sleepy so I decided to post.

Debbie....Thanks for coming tonight. I had fun and hope ya'll did too.Sorry you feel bad and like I said, If you don't feel any better by Monday call your Dr!!!! I don't want you to get worse!

Gayle....Thanks for the diet info.I'm going to really read it good tomorrow. Maybe it will sink in. Somethings gotta! I'm being a real PIG! :ink: I've got to lose this weight!

Cheryl....I hope you have a great time with your Mom.Post when you get home. Have a safe trip!!

Shelley....You're sooooo lucky Mike cooks! You're one lucky woman! I would die if Wayne ever tried to cook! Tell Becky congrats on her car!! Sounds like it all worked out well. We're down to one car and it's rough! We haven't had the money to fix Wayne's.:(

Dee.....Sorry to hear about the water deal. Hope your Thanksgiving meal turned out good afterall. I thought about you all evening. I hope you continue to get better everyday. You're really starting to sound like the ole Dee!!! :grouphug: Love ya!

Doni....I need some of your motivation! You are really doing great!!! So proud of you! Keep going strong and continue to post regularly and get me pumped up!

Ramona....Congrats on the weight loss!!! You're doing great too! Guess what? Chris came over with some car stickers...."Proud Parent of a Sailor" and "Proud Navy Parent" and I cried all over again! It's going to be so rough come Jan. 19th!!! It made me have cold chills when you decribed some of the things they witness! OMG! That is someone's child being set on fire...etc. It's horrible! So sad....

Vicki.....Do you mind me asking you what you charge per child at your daycare? I have a neighbor that wants to start keeping kids but don't know how much to charge. Here in TN you can keep up to 5 w/out a license.Also, do you furnish the meals & snacks?

Where is TINA, JENNELLE & CAROL??????? Come out & play!!! Really...We miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!! :grouphug: Hope you post soon!

Guess I better get in the bed. It's already 12:25....Love & Goodnight Hugs..

mzbhavin
10-10-2004, 10:16 AM
i watch newborns to 3yrs. old and charge 115.00 i provide meals and snacks and if parents want to supply that's even better

Things here are going well, busy with scrapping.

Vicki

siamese
10-10-2004, 10:49 AM
hello friends!
well anouther snday and tons of housework to do.
brians friend is posed to come over and watch the colts play.
hopefully i can get my puter stuff done and can do my w/o.

gayle,yes you are right when things are going good watch out!
looks like im gonna hafta bite the bullet and just get it then scramble to make up for it.
seems the way doesnt it?

shelly,tell becky congrats on the car,no payments a big plus!

sherry,now we know you can kick major boot-tay!
you can do this!
are you still with ww?

have a great one!
doni
275/242/237 mini goal

Carol101
10-10-2004, 12:01 PM
Hello to all my Floozie Friends!

I haven't been posting, or even turning my computer on lately so it will take me awhile to catch up with every one. I skimmed through some of the posts but have to take time to really read them all later.

I have just been withdrawing from the world of late. I have to talk myself into getting up out of bed every day. I am still having lots of pain with my feet and ankles. Every step is very painful. Seems like the meds aren't doing much. Even the shot I got in each ankle seems not to have effected me much. When you know every step you take will hurt, you just don't want to do it. I don't know how Dee has done it with all her back pain!!!

Anyway, I believe I have let it effect me so much that I withdrew from all of my friends and from my life in general. I need to pick myself up and get my mind set on better things. So here is my first attempt.

Gayle: Could you please email me the diet plan everyone seems to be raving about on here? I need to try something different because right now my diet plan is to eat anything, everything and lots of it!! It really is even hardly when you are married to someone who loves and insists on getting their sweets, etc.

WTG Ramona and Doni for your weight losses!! Maybe you will be able to inspire me to get my act together!!! Congrats to you both!!

I will try to get back here and post more later. I need to stay in contact with my friends to get me through this.

Love you all

ShelleyM
10-10-2004, 12:45 PM
Carol-I'm sorry you are feeling so bad. Sounds like you are in a massive depression. Do you take anything for depression? If you don't, maybe you should. I couldn't live without my Prozac!

gdeann
10-10-2004, 12:52 PM
Carol: {{{{HUGS}}}} I'm sorry you are so depressed....know you can come here with anything. Are you still seeing the doctor? I hope they can find something soon to help you with the pain and swelling. Please know through all of your difficulties, we are here for you and we WANT you to come here daily and check in.
Steve & the girls still want junk food in the house, so something that works for me: I purchased plastic boxes with lids at Walmart, about the size of a large shoe box. On the outside, I wrote our names, then filled with the snacks of choice for each person. I can have my jerky, low fat crackers and sugar free stuff, while they can still have their snack cakes etc. Even though everything is in the same pantry, it helps me... out of sight, out of mind.

DebbieA
10-10-2004, 01:17 PM
Hey Girls:wave:

Hope everyone is having a restful weekend. We have been working all morning toward closing the pool. :(
News flash...Opening the pool is fun...closing it isn't...LOL.

Sherry....We had a great time last night. These old folks stayed out too late though. I have a hangover from it today...:lol: I feel some better today. I am keeping my doctor's appointment tomorrow though.

Carol....You are singing my song!!! I also don't know what is wrong with me these days. When I lose weight I feel great and eating like a wild women, makes me feel awful. SO...why do I do this to myself??? Why does food have such control over me?? I have been asking myself these questions, but haven't found the answer yet. One thing I do know it's not phsyical, it's mental!! I DO believe there is hope for us though, if we work together!! HUGS!!

Gayle...Do you still have my email address? I would love to look over the diet plan, who knows it may click with me.

Shelley....Tell Becky congrats on the car!!!

WTG Ramona and Doni on your weight loss!!! :cb:

Vicki....How many kids do you keep? That is the most demanding age I think.

Well...it's back to work for me!! Hopefully we will get finished with closing the pool today!!

Hugs...deb

gdeann
10-10-2004, 05:23 PM
Deb, I sent you the info when I sent to Sherry and Dee. I did receive a strange email from you today, nothing marked in the subject and then just three words in the message. I deleted, just thinking you started to write me and changed your mind.

We just spent 3 hours in the ER. Allison fell on her ankle while on the trampoline.
No broken bones, lots of swelling and a major sprain. She is to keep it wrapped up and elevated. I just dosed her with a total of three meds amounting to 6 teaspoons... she is on the couch...but should be sleeping soon. :-) The doctor said if it isn't better in a few days, she needs to go back for x-rays again. Sometimes with young children, the break will not show right away.

Carol101
10-10-2004, 06:54 PM
Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement. I am going to make every effort to post daily again. Why is it when we need them the most, we shrink away from all our friends. **sigh**

Debbie: I am sorry you have been going through the same type of thing I have been in the dieting area. I believe your right about it being mostly mental. I think I am mental!! :lol: Anyway I am going to try to get back on the roller coaster of life and try to find my way back to healthy eating again. Lets do this together!!!

Gayle: Oh My. I hope Allison is on her way to recovery soon and no broken bones are found!! What a way to spend your Sunday afternoon. Thanks also for the tidbit of info on the containers. I may give that a try. My only problem is I have no self control lately at all. If doesn't matter if it is low fat or whatever, I just eat, eat, eat, eat... Somebody please just staple my mouth shut!!!! :lol: When things calm down at your house please please send me the diet info. Thank you so much!

Shelley: As I am getting older I find I fall into that depression state a little more often than I used to. I can usually bring myself out of it in time, but they have become more and more frequent and seem to last longer. I am sure part of it has to do with dealing with my feet/ankle problem and hopefully I will find some relief for that soon. I have an appointment with my Dr. tomorrow again, so we shall see.

Gotta run for now. Talk to you all later.

gdeann
10-10-2004, 11:58 PM
Just sent you the info Carol! Please keep posting!!!!

gdeann
10-11-2004, 12:23 AM
Carol, I know this is a long shot, but do you think you could have gout? My brother is suffering through an attack right now so I was reading up on it. Are you eating alot of protein in your diet?

ShelleyM
10-11-2004, 05:58 AM
Gayle-Oh, my! I hope Allison heals quickly. Poor baby, she was in that accident last year and now this.

Mike got a job hooking up travel trailers for the hurricane victims. It will be 7 days a week and very late hours. Guess me and the girls won't be eating dinner much!!LOL!! I'm so glad. We need the money. He will be traveling around the state and doing it as a subcontractor. He hooked one up yesterday in Pt Charlotte, and said the devastation there is incredible. The people were so happy to have electricity in their temporary housing.

gdeann
10-11-2004, 08:50 AM
Shelley, tell Mike congratualations!!!!!!!!! I know this has to be a relief for you. Do either one of the girls have an interest in cooking like Mike does? I found a site of all crockpot recipes, you dump everything into one and let the crockpot do the work all day. If you want the link, just shout! Hmmmm.....Mike could get it all ready before he goes to work.... LOL!
Liz was the one in the car accident the first part of the year. It was funny though, Steve, Liz, Allison and myself made the trip yesterday to the ER and we ended up with the same RN that worked on Liz and he remembered us. Allison seems to be doing better, by last night she could place a little pressure on it and get around the house. kids heal so fast! It was really swelled last night before bed, so I placed ice on it again for about 30 minutes. I'm curious to see how it looks today when she wakes up. She had a visit planned today with her grandparents because of no school, so hopefully she will still be able to go for a few hours.

DebbieA
10-11-2004, 11:51 AM
Hi Girls..:wave:

School is out today for parent conference, but I went in and worked a couple of hours on paperwork. :( I have a bad sinus infection and just feel awful. Going to the doctor this afternoon!!

Gayle....Hope Allison is better today. You are right though, kids heal fast. Thanks for sending me the diet information.

Shelley....Tell Mike congrats on the new job. It will be helping lots of people too.

Sherry.....Are you enjoying your day off? I know all your house work is done, so please take a Sherry day today.

Carol.....Hope you are feeling better about things today. I know from personally experience that is is easy to get down on ourselves when you don't feel good. And it is almost impossible to get motivated. SO....feeling better should be your first goal. I hope you tell your doctor everything and he can help with your pain and depression. Then...work on a eating plan.

I have been doing a lot of soul searching. I am a strong willed person and surely can finish anything I set my mind to. SO...why is losing weight such a battle?? I have been fighting this thing for 25 years and there must be an answer why I put myself through this!!!

It all boills down to what is most important to me!!!
"Is cake more important to me than losing wieght?"
"Is ice cream more important to me than losing weight?"
"Is brownies more important to me that losing weight? ETC!!!"

I have decided to beat this battle once in for all!!!
Before I eat anything....I will ask myself...HOW important in this to me??
I want to feel good again!!! NOT....fat, old and tired!!!

HUgs...deb

gdeann
10-11-2004, 11:58 AM
WEIGH TO GO DEB! Please start posting on the food thread. We can all do this together!

siamese
10-11-2004, 12:22 PM
hello friends!

deb,sounds like your headed in the right direction!
good for you!

gayle,oh my hoping for a pain free day!
thank heavens she didnt break it!
kids behind us have one but i wont let catagan get on.

carol,i understand exactly what your talking bout!
been there.
ive just come to the realization,to concentrate on today tomarrow comes with its own set of troubles.
in get so depressed over bills,stress ect.
i make myself sick.
hugs!!

shelly,great news tell mike congrats!
im so happy for you both,and he is helping others.
a blessing to all!
.
getting back in gear on my flylady program,
my house is trashed.
i did put out my halloween stuff altho it wasnt much.

i want to clean my porch's off and move my gardning stuff to the shed,tear that all out before it cold.
the weather this years been weird,want to plant tulips.
ok the room for today is bathroom ,spend 15 min. in there!
have a great day!

gdeann
10-11-2004, 01:30 PM
Doni, when you get your house cleaned, do you wanna come clean mine???? LOL!

Jennelle
10-11-2004, 01:42 PM
Let's not be so hard on ourselves. I wish I knew all the answers but - as is obvious from the size of my big ol' behind - I don't. One thing I DO know, though, is this: You have to take this thing one day at a time, one minute at a time, one second at a time. And when you DO slip up, don't beat yourself up over it and don't dwell on it. Accept it, say a prayer if that's your thing, and move on.

Think about the way we talk about ourselves in here...
I'm so fat.
I'm such a pig.
I'm lazy.
I'm worthless.

Now, turn those words around. If your best friend were struggling, would you say those awful things to her? Of course not! So don't say them to yourself. Try things like
I'm heavy, but I'm working on it.
That cake was not the best choice, but I can't uneat it. All I can do is start over from this minute.
I'm going to move my body for ten minutes today.
I'm not the sum total of my weight. I'm a wonderful mom/wife/teacher/friend/bookkeeper/artist/whatever.

Has anyone in here ever read any of Geneen Roth's books?

DebbieA
10-11-2004, 07:38 PM
Jennelle

I respect your opinion but I don't think we bad mouth ourselves in here. We all have days where we " feel" fat and yes even like pigs. I have always felt I could be honest about my feelings when posting. Believe it or not but calling myself fat for a few days helps me. Then I shake it off and try again.

As of today...I have shook it off and trying again!!! LOL

Jennelle
10-11-2004, 08:16 PM
Debbie, I guess I might just be hyper-sensitive to it. I've wasted so many years beating my self up and not believing that I'm worthy or beautiful and treating myself like dirt. I react much differently to calling myself fat or a pig...it spirals me into a depression and leads to some very unhealthy behaviors, such as restricting (not eating at all for days).

I'm not saying that everyone is filled with self-hatred, but am hoping that if anyone sees themselves in what I said, that it might help them. And I certainly agree that we should be honest about our feelings in here!

Sherry
10-11-2004, 10:38 PM
Jennelle,
I'm going to have to say what is in my heart. First of all, I'm glad you posted. You haven't posted since August and I wondered what happened to you.

I feel that you are so right on what you said about this diet thing takes one second at a time,one minute at a time & one day at a time.But I see nothing wrong with saying that I look & feel like a PIG! I AM FAT or I wouldn't be here! FAT is the reason why I came to 3fc years ago.That's the way I feel and I'm sure a lot of others have felt that way too at one time or other. But for me saying negatives things to myself has no affect on how I loss or gain weight. You have to have the "want-to" to really choose to eat right and lose weight. Nor does it make me have low self-esteem for myself. Also, I haven't heard anyone say that they are worthless or lazy. Those two words are so much different from saying I look fat or look like a pig. You're correct, we would never say those things to our friends though.Anyway, just wanted to get my 2 cents worth in.

Gayle...Please tell Allison I'm so sorry about her sprain. Bless her heart.Is she better now? Give her a big hug for me!

Can't post to everyone right now...The Titans are playing (away game). More tomorrow.

BTW: As Debbie said, We were out of school today. Mom came down and we went shopping all day. Had a great time with her.

Jennelle
10-11-2004, 11:43 PM
Sherry - Like I said, I think maybe I'm a special case when it comes to body image issues. I'm so glad to know that you ladies don't struggle with that issue! It's a tough road, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

With that said, I've realized that the reason I don't post much here anymore is because my journey has led me to realize that my issues with food are due to some pretty deep, dark demons. I was afraid to share because I thought I might be the only one, and I guess I'm right. There are more appropriate places for me to post at 3FC. It's not a plea for forgiveness or a hope that you all can feed my ego by begging me not to leave - it just is.

You all are an awesome group of women, and I wish you all love, blessings, and happiness.

gdeann
10-11-2004, 11:53 PM
Hello girls!!!!! I for one get very down on myself. I know I am heavy and I know I NEED to lose weight and I know I have looked better. BUT, I also know I am a loving, considerate, caring person. I may not care for certains things about myself, but those things I try to recognize and change. I am trying to make NO MORE EXCUSES. If I slip up and eat something bad, I am going to realize it then go on and continue to eat healthy, but at the same I am going to hold myself accountable to the reason I am in the shape I am. NO MORE EXCUSES. No one held a gun to my head and forced 1/2 a dozen cookies down my mouth or ordered me to continue the late night binging. I take credit for all of it, I own it, I recognize it and now I will move on to make the changes I need to make for my well being. I know in the past I would use my behavior as an excuse... well I can eat three donuts because I'm mad or I can eat two huge pieces of cake because I'm happy etc. or the best one yet, ooop's I slipped up, oh well, I'll start dieting tomarrow...next week...next month....

Jennelle, how's school going this year? How many kids do you have in the classroom?

Deb, I hope you feel better soon! Please keep posting!

Sher, Allison seems to be recovering faster then mom! Her ankle looks terrible! It is all purple and swelled up to the calf area. We kept it elevated and iced throughout the day. Tomorrow we will try school. It is full day Kindergarten here with PE, so I'm going in the morning so I can visit with her teachers. We finally found a pair of shoes large enough to remove the laces and fit! She will look kinda dorky, but at least she will be making it to school.

I had another good day. I am staying OP and fixing healthy meals.

gdeann
10-12-2004, 12:00 AM
Jennelle, I guess we were posting at the same time. I wish you the very best in the path you choose to take. We are all different and I think we all view what is written differently also. I too have a few demons fighting to get out, but for me I think it is better if I try to work through it by myself and not share here.

ShelleyM
10-12-2004, 05:51 AM
Jennelle-I always enjoy hearing from you. Since you are in OA, I know that a lot of what you say out loud is what is said in group and you are working through it. As a previous person is OA, I know exactly where you are coming from and value your opinion. Please continue to post here. I know that when I call myself fat, I am putting myself down and shouldn't do it. I have deep issues with myself, I don't know why I have always considered myself fat, ugly, selfish, and unfriendly. I know that I'm not (unfriendly at least), but I always have felt this way about myself, probably steming from having very few friends in elementary school because of being so shy. Anyway, I hope you continue to not only lurk, but post too! I hope that school is going well for you.

Speaking of being OP, I really screwed up last night. I posted what I ate anyway, just to get it out. The pants I have on today are a bit tight, so I know what I need to do and will start today, this minute, this morning, all day and night!

Gayle-I forgot yesterday was a holiday, since we were working, but your package will go out today. Enjoy!

Debbie-Why not post over at the menu board? Maybe we can all help each other if we see what we all are eating and can give advice on what to try and change????? Just an idea, you don't have to if you don't want.

Did I tell you girls that the principal gave me a huge load of clothes? She does this about 3 times a year. She cleans out her closets and gives me the bulk of the clothes. They are all so nice and I really do appreciate what she does for me, even though I complain so much about her. So many blazers, skirts, tops. I had to go out and buy more hangers. My problem is that I never throw anything out, so I have tons of clothes.

Better start thinking about finishing up and going to work. Love to all!

Carol101
10-12-2004, 07:57 AM
Jennelle: You are right. We all have our demons. There are many days I hate myself and call myself fat. I have not decided if that helps or hinders me in my weight loss efforts and maybe that is something I need to discover about myself.

Debbie: WTG you can do this. I like your plan about asking yourself about what you put in your mouth. Is it really the choice you want to make. I think that sounds like a great idea and I am going to try to do the same. Maybe this will help me get back on track. Hope your feeling better today. How did your trip to the doctor go?

Shelley: I wish I had someone to give me a bunch of clothes. I had to go shopping for some clothes over the weekend and it almost made me cry. I got rid of all the "bigger sizes" I had when I lost weight a year ago thinking that would help me from gaining all that weight back, but sad to say it did not. So, I bought a few things and now I want to put that behind me now and start new today. I have tons of "smaller" clothes in my closet and it is time to get back into them!!

Gayle: I hope Allison is doing better today. Kids are very resilient so I am sure she is much better. WTG on your new attitude. Lets do this once and for all!!!

BTW: I don't have gout, but thanks for suggesting it. I got all my test results back yesterday. I don't have gout or reumatoid arthritis. I have osteoarthritis. Basically there is not much they can do for it but treat the inflamation and pain. So now I am on both of those kinds of meds. I should have posted yesterday, but I was depressed about the news that I will probably be disabled for the rest of my life and it will gradually get worse. But today is a new day and I hope a new attitude to live each day to the fullest and try not to dwell on things I can not change. That doesn't mean I won't quit searching for answers on how to get and feel better, but it means that I only have one life and I need to make the most of it.

Doni: You are right also. I need to concentrate on today. One day at a time. If you have extra energy please feel free to come help me clean too!!

Sherry: You work just too darn hard. Are you fully recovered from your last bout of illness? Shouldn't you slow down a bit and take better care of yourself? I worry about you girl!!!

Gotta run and get to work now, but I LOVE YOU ALL so very much.

gdeann
10-12-2004, 09:53 AM
Carol, I'm sorry to hear the news. You have every reason on earth to be down and depressed. I am here if you need someone just to talk to. I have a Mayo Clinic self care book here at home, it said Glucosamine supplements are gaining popularity and there is evidence they can be helpful. Just a suggestion.

Shelley, everything you said you don't like about you is just the opposite of what I see! You are thin, pretty, giving, considerate and so friendly!!!!!! It's strange how we tend to view ourselves. Thank you for sending the stuff, let me know how much I owe you.

My post last night probably came off like I was giving a sermon. I want to clarify I wasn't trying to preach to anyone, I was writing down what is working for ME this very day, hour, minute. We are all so different, you need to find what will work for you.

Jennelle, I too understand the poor self image, I still have issues. I had an abusive marriage filled with physical and mental abuse. I was told daily no one else would ever put up with me or love me. He had a few affairs (that I know of), which then led me to believe even more so that I wasn't worth anything. Even though now I see this was coming from a controlling person, it still stays in my core. I am working through my demons and I am starting to see progress and success. When I slip, I feel like I am letting him and my demons control me once again. I am finally realizing, I am worthy and I will fight to do everything in my power to get over those feelings and lead a healthy life.

Deelite
10-12-2004, 01:28 PM
Doni it is always nice to see posts from you. I am happy for your morivation and inspriation that you have. Pilates is great for you. Cars are always so expensive to fix and then they seem to break down again.

Shelley congratulate Becky on her new car. You must be so proud of her for being able to save her money so that she has no loan for the car. Congratulations to Mike too. It must be a relief to know that your family income will increase. I am sure that it had to be hard for you to make it on your salary. Gayle said exactly what I thought when I read about how you feel about yourself sometimes. You are good looking, slim wonderful lady. Now with all those new clothes you will look like the coolest couger around. Having said that now Shelley, you need to get rid of some of the other cloths that you don't wear. You do not need to keep them all. It is time for a clean sweep of that wardrobe of yours. If I lived closer I would insist on coming over to help you.

Debbie did you get to see the doctor? I hope that you are feeling better. So you were just closing down your pool Trust me after you have done it a few times it gets really easy. You are fortunate to have had it open this long. We closed ours around september 10th. Your statement on asking yourself if you really want this food or need it.....is it more important to eat this or to lose weight, they are some of the questions I ask myself. It seems to help me with deciding if it is worth eatting. Sometimes it just is more important to me to have a piece of cake but not all the time, and a small slice will give me a taste. Another question I ask myself is does this bite taste as ggod as the first bite, when it doesn't taste as good I stop eatting.

Gayle I am sorry to hear about little Allison. As parents we feel so bad when our babies get hurt. Sometimes even guilty thinking maybe we could have prevented it. When Jason was a year and a half he broke his elbow. I felt so bad because he kept saying he broke his arm but he didn't cry. We didn't take him to the hospital til about 6 hours later. Thanks for sending me the diet info. I remember getting it but that was a few days ago.....lol I will check my mail again and confirm that I got it. I could swear that you forgot to send it but I slightly remember sending a thank you to someone. That might have been you.....lol

Sherry That is so sweet that you thought of me often one evening this weekend. Isn't it funny how we are worlds apart and never met but we are close? You are so special. We only have one car between Larry and I. I guess it is ok because of all the meds that I am on and I am not suppose to drive anyways. I have been using my legs as a means of transportation for years. How do you think I got all that mileage for the year last year? I hope that soon you will get your other car on the road. You are one proud mama, even if you didn't have a son going in the navy youhave a son to be proud of.

Carol are you feeling a bit better today? I know when you are in pain you just wish for it to end sometimes. You get sick of being sick! You don't want to hurt any more and you just want to crawl in a hole. It helps to focus on something good. A good memory or something to come that you know will be fun. You will get through it day by day. I understand what you are going through. Hugs to you.

Jennelle I hope that you continue to post with us. zi enjoy your posts. I hope that you can deal with some of the demons and start to feel better about yourself. All the best to you.

Ok guys, tell me did I miss something... or am I going crazy? What did I post about water problems? I think that maybe Shelley you might of said something first about it. I didn't look back on my posts but I am confused. As far back as I remember, which isn't far....lol I didn't have water problems.....but you never know maybe I did.

We are having about normal temps and loving it. We had such a below normal summer that this is wonderful. Today is only around 70 but the weekend was warmer and sunny. We had a wonderful thanksgiving. Too much food of course but today is a new day. I have control of my eatting so I am not worried about it. We finished most of the venetion plaster in our room. I picked an ochre color so it is very warm. We are building a bigger closet so that is the only walls that are not finished. Has any one tried doing venetion plaster? It is so much fun. It is more work than painting but it is very creative. My walls look like warn leather. It has different texture looks and color. It is just so cool. There must be picks of venetion plaster on the net so that you would understand what it looks like. I am pleased with it.
Larry will be home right away for lunch so I better get going.
Hope that you all have the wind to your back today. Love you all.

Deelite
10-12-2004, 01:58 PM
Back for a moment. I just wanted to say I love to come back here and see all the postings this weekend. I couldn't believe that we were in our 3rd page and I hadn't even posted. We are motivated again. I love it.

I know that there was a couple of other things I wanted to post but do you think that I remember? Nope not all.

Gayle I am happy that you can post what you feel. Don't feel bad. I didn't think that you were giving a sermon. Express yourself my girl! Go for it!

gdeann
10-12-2004, 02:27 PM
Dee, silly girl, remember, you were cooking Thanksgiving dinner and they shut your water off for the day.
Yes, you did send me a thank you for sending the diet info.
When you guys get done with the bedroom, will you please post a pic if you feel like it? Are you changing the decor also?

Deelite
10-12-2004, 05:50 PM
Gayle I am glad that one of us remembered! Your right I am pretty silly! Thanks giving dinner turned out wonderful disspite the water being shut off til 3:30. I will check my email for the diet info you sent me. Thanks for being my memory!

ShelleyM
10-12-2004, 07:25 PM
Gayle-You don't owe me anything! Thanks for reminding Dee about her water. I was beginning to think that I said something about it to the wrong person!

Carol-Mike has osteoarthritis also. He is always in pain. That's one of the reasons that he is on pain killers and is under the care of pain management. Did the dr. say if maybe walking would help?

Sherry
10-12-2004, 07:59 PM
Hello :wave:

Wow...I just started a new thread a couple of days ago and now it's almost time to start another one. I love it!!!!!! :cp:

Shelley,
How would you like to be a teacher with only 13 or 14 kids in your class?! That's how our 4 classes of 1st grade numbers are running (at my main school). Nice huh? I've been meaning to ask you, Are things going better at your school? That was so nice of the Principal to bring you clothes! Wow! lucky you!!

Gayle,
I was in a situation like you during my 1st marriage.He was so cruel and mean.He was always telling me I was fat (I only weighed 120) or that I was ugly! He also called me the "B" word all the time. He gave me stitches twice and I finally got wise and left him! I begged him to be a Father to Chris and visit him but he choose not too. So Wayne has raised him since he was 5...when we got married.He didn't pay child support or ever see Chris. Chris has always called Wayne Dad and Wayne has always said that Chris was "his" from day 1! What a good man Wayne is! :) Anyway, I left my 1st and moved on with my life. I finally knew all those horrible things weren't true and Wayne helped me realize that a man can be good to you. Just like Steve is to you!!! Aren't we lucky??!! ;)

Carol,
Are you still hurting? My legs and feet hurt all the time. I feel your pain.This medicine she gave me don't work that much. Guess I have to learn to live with it.Sad huh? Guess what? Day 1 staying OP!!!! Did you do good today? Let's see if we can do this one day at a time..ok? Let me know how you did today. BTW: Yes...I'm feeling better...thanks for asking!! :D

Dee,
I'm so glad that your Thanksgiving dinner turned out good. Your walls sound beautiful! I'm going to look up Venetion plaster tonight on the web. Never heard of it! It sounds awesome! I bet your house is breathtaking!!! How are you feeling today? I got your card & poem yesterday. Thank you!! You're so sweet and I love you!!

Debbie,
I'm so sorry that your hair didn't turn out good. It hurt me to hear you crying. Go back tomorrow and tell her that you paid so much money you want it the way you wanted it!I'm so happy that you went to the Dr. yesterday. I hope the meds get you well soon. Also I hope that your b/p comes down soon. Why are we so much alike???!!! LOL!

Where is everyone else???? Hello to all...Hope you're well and please post soon!!

I want to share something with you that a teacher was passing around today....

Watch Your Thoughts.....They Become Your Words
Watch Your Words......They Become Your Actions
Watch Your Actions......They Become Your Habits
Watch Your Habits......They Become Your Character
What Your Character......It Becomes Your Destiny!!

gdeann
10-12-2004, 11:52 PM
Sounds like we could of been married to the same guy Sherry. My X also had a drinking and drug problem. He hasn't seen Elizabeth since the age of 6, which is perfectly ok with all of us. Now since she is older, I have told her bits and pieces when she brings it up. I don't want to share all of it, but yet she needs to know enough so if the occasion should ever arise to see him, she can decide on her own what to do.

I thought of Shelley & Sherry today: When I dropped Allison off at school, I needed to go in and visit with the nurse and teacher about her ankle. I'm not sure, but I think the nurse was examining a little girl for head lice. I guess it's that time of year again. At Allison's school, the children are required to place all hats, jackets, coats in their schoolbag. The princible said it has drastically reduced breakouts of lice.

Deb, I hope your ok. It sounds like you ended up getting a bad hair style???? Please do as sherry suggested and go back by or call the stylist. As a former beauty operater, I know it is so important to keep the lines of communication open with your client. If you have a picture of what you want, that works wonders sometimes to just make sure everyone is on the same wave length.

DebbieA
10-13-2004, 07:33 AM
Morning Girls:wave:

Hope everyone is OK this morning.

Like Sherry said , my hair is messed up!! She was going to put it back the orginal color then frost it. WELL...it turned out a "do-do" brown with orange highlights!! :sp: And yes I cried!! I'm going to another place today and hopefully they can fix it. Talk about depressing!! I'll post this afternoon and tell you my latest color...lol. deb

Carol101
10-13-2004, 07:44 AM
Debbie: I am glad you are going to get your hair fixed. My daughter is a sylist and she goes out of her way to correct or fix any problem that may occur. After all if they don't fix them they would lose their business!!Good luck! How are your feeling? Are you staying OP? Come on girl you can do this, we can do this.. together!!!

Gayle: It sounds like Allison's ankle is doing much better. Ohhh head lice. How we all hate that! Thanks for your suggestions, they are always appreciated. I am already taking Glucosamine supplements twice a day.

Dee: Thanks for your kind words. That means a lot to me coming from someone who has been in as much pain as you have. You are right.. one day at a time and think happy thoughts. I am telling myself it could always be worse, so buck up and make the most of what you have. Thanks.

Okay I was 100% OP yesterday. I can't believe it. It has been so long since I was able to stay OP for even one day. So here we go... Day 2..

Come on gals we can do this!!! Together is always better and it seems like this group is charged up and motivated again!!!

Talk to you later. Have a wonderful OP day.


Sherry: Yes, my feet and ankles (mainly the ankles) are still hurting and it sounds like they will for the rest of my life. The pain pills they gave me help some, but doesn't take all the pain away. I go back to Dr. in 6 weeks and I will be loaded down with questions to see if there is anything else that can be done or if I just have to learn to live with it. I am sorry to hear you are still having problems also. Boy we sure are a pair aren't we!! :lol:

Shelley: I didn't know Mike had osteoarthris. I am sorry to hear that. Where is his arthritis the worst? What kind of pain management is he getting? I am not sure if walking will help because the more I walk the worse the ankles hurt. I am going to check on it though. Thanks for the info.

Sherry
10-13-2004, 08:19 AM
STOP!!!!!!!!

Please Go To #9...........A New Thread Has Been Started!!!! :D