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10-20-2004, 08:56 AM
Welcome all to a thread full of wonderful women taking on the responsibilty of raising a family and trying to take care of themselves too. We look forward to a new day with members, new and old! Please feel free to jump right in and say hello Here is a little bit about who we are ...

MichelleRae: Michelle sahm to Taylor 8-25-01 & Teagan 10-13-03 Married 2 years to Zhaun. Plan I'm following is a combined WW and South Beach Diet

Spryng: 24 y.o. married 6 years. Kids- Ava 4, Bubba (aka Joseph) 3 & Tanner 1. Currently on ww, hit goal in April.

Mompen: Penny 23 y.o. Happily Married & SAHM Momma to three active boys, Hunter 5, Nicholas 4 & Andrew 16 mo. Weight Watchers and a bit of South Beach is my way of life.

Loveliam: Leigh SAHM to Liam 10.21.03 & happily married for 2 years. Doing the Weight Watchers thing

Sydsmom: Kristin SAHM to Sydney 09-27-01, married almost 2 years to wonderful dh Began Weight watchers mid-July

Cheri: married to Donald for 8.5 years, SAHM/homeschooling momma to Nathan, 5 (9-11-98), Daniel, 3 (8-29-00) & Elijah, 1 (10-16-02) & doing the low carb thing kinda, lol

Cindi: Mom to 6 boys & 1 mean girl. Plan.. No diet for me! Portion control, exercise & lots of water (most days)

Chubba: Geri..Mom to two boys, Will (3) & Tony (1)..married for 4 years to a great guy..following Dr Phil most days!

Crystal: 27 yo sahm of 3 almost 4. Alisa 6, Ally 3, & Andrew 22 months. Due Feb 1st. Married 9 years, live in Texas & homeschool. My plan, when on it, counting calories & exercise.

Ricci sahm to two boys 4 and 5, married 7 years, doing ww

Jaymi: 2 kids, 20 mo Girl & 6 yo boy. Been married to DH for 2 Ĺ years. WW Core Plan is my way of life.

Jill: SAHM of 1 daughter, Bayley, born 9/19/03. Currently trying to lose some of the baby weight I gained with her & need some extra support to help me do so.

Melissa: SAHM of 1 girl (4) and 1 boy (2). Currently watching what I eat and exercising 4-5days a week.

Deana: SAHM of 3 boys and 1 girl. Counting calories exercising, and drinking lots of water

Chris: SAHM of Tiana, Kayla and Nicole: ages 11, 5, and 2. Married for 5 years. I live in Billings, Montana. I'm a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer and trying using WW Flexpoints to lose weight.

10-20-2004, 09:09 AM
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Hi all. Hope everyone had a great night. I was pooped and went to bed at 1000 and slept straight until Andrew woke me up at 430. That was great. Then we went back to sleep until 630. I feel good. Gave him his Singulair and a treatment last night, but don't think it's had time to be what helped him, but I"m like Mel, I'll take what I can get.

Thanks all of you for your congrats and the name suggestions.

Penny, sorry I missed your im last night. Dh was using my desk until way after I went to bed. Thanks for your congrats.

Jaymi, yes we will get tongue tied, but oh well. You know you even get tongue tied if the names don't sound similar. I am Crystal my sister is Shelley and my mom always got tongue tied. Besides, my sisters girls are...Lauren, Lindsey, Leslie, Leah, Lydia and Libby. So I don't think mine will get that bad.

Michelle, I love the name Audrey. But I think Allison is what we chose for the first name and actually as of last night we chose Michelle for the middle name because it's feminine for Michael and that is a BIG name in dh's family. The only reason I didn't want Michelle is because I didn't want first and middle initials to match and they would for Andrew Michael and Allison Michelle, so I don't know yet. But I like Jill's suggestion...Allison Crystal.

Jill, I really like your suggestion for Allison Crystal. It would be weird to get used to Crystal as a middle name and not a first name but I do like it. And that would keep my kids initials different, well at least their middle initials. I'll run it by dh, Thanks.

Mel, hope you got a good nights sleep.

Spryng, Deana where are you girls?

Cindi, hope things got better yesterday and get even better today.

Chris, hope Nicole is okay. Isn't it the hardest thing ever that you can't even let them go outside very much. It's even worse because my girls want to go out but I know Andrew is going to throw a holy fit literally if they go and he doesn't and I don't think that's fair, yet it's not fair that they can go and he can't. But I told Alisa that she's older and she understands better and bubba can't understand. So I try to let them go out when he lays down.

Hello to all you other sahm's out there. I have to go to Walmart today and get some real groceries, yesterday was just bread, milk, know the usual. But I need to work up a little menu first so maybe we'll go this afternoon after nap time. Dh has decided to do the slab work himself because the other guy was about $1200 too much. So dh hopefully can get started this weekend. It drives me crazy, he needs to get started on our stuff and people are calling him, can you come help me do this or that. Or so and so needs some electrical work done or I need you to go here. I'm like tell them NO, simple as that, but he won't. So maybe he can get everyone else taken care of this week and be free next week, I just hope all those people are available to help him when he needs it since he drops everything to help them.
Sorry, just gets to me alittle.
Okay gonna enjoy some coffee and little Allison ?Crystal? Michelle?...

10-20-2004, 09:25 AM
Morning Crystal! I went to bed late ...after 11, which is unusual for me and the little man of the house woke at 3ish 3x's due to his nose been stuffy. But all and all he did well. Anyway, gym today at 10, ughh I am sore from the last two days, but that a good thing....I THINK. Have a good day all..ttyl

10-20-2004, 09:32 AM
;) Crystal,
Congrats on finding out the sex! WOOHOO Beautiful little girls :) I agree that I like Allison Crystal :D Hope the meds work out for Andrew. I know it is hard when they are sick :(

Don't stress too much on your classes girlie ;) I know you will do great!

Congrats on being on plan WooHoo! Sorry you didn't find the first pumpkin. How many is there??? Congrats to dh on school! Nice!

What I do to exercise at home is put my dvd on the puter and the kids watch tv at the same time. Hope you do great today! I know you will!

Sorry the class didn't work out :( That does suck! How is the training going???

Hope you get everything figured out with the religion. Go with what is in your heart. The rest will follow

Awesome job on the weight loss! Only 5 away! WOOHOO!

Hope you have a great day today! Congrats on the exercise and water!

Congrats on the loss :cheer: You are doing great lady. I know next week will be awesome!

Isn't it great when you go to whole milk! Great! And I put Andrew on 2percent milk. Wow 300 people huh? Sounds like my Where are you having it at?

Congrats on the puter. That is great...... So inquiring minds wanna know how your weigh in was Sunday huh huh?? :)

Well I need to get my butt out the door!

I did opt for the jeans yesterday... I bought a pair of dress pants and a dress shirt, then a pair of jeans, a shirt, 2 bras, a watch and a pair of sunglasses.....

Didn't I say I was going for jeans??? :lol: :lol:

Anyhow, The trainer at the gym is doing all my stuff this morning so I need to get out the door.


10-20-2004, 10:34 AM
Good morning all!

Sorry I did not get back on here last night. I think I am getting really sick. I'm fighting it like crazy though because I have that interview tonight and I need to be there. Tanner though is losing his battle. Poor guy coughed all night long and feels a tad bit warm this morning. I think I will find some medicine for him and start giving it to him. I wish Icould give him zicam but he is too young. But I'll continue to take it every 3 hours today and hopefully I'm feeling fine by tonight. Also, after the kids went down last night I found some algebra sites on the net and practiced some problems. I was told that is what the math test tonight will consist of so I wanted to get familiar with it all again. I think I will do fine. I'm not really nervous at all. Of course that will be a different story come 5 pm, lol.
Ok, plan for today is just to stay busy. I'm going to focus on laundry and have the kids clean their rooms. Laundry should keep me busy all day. Plus I have no idea what I want to wear tonight so I need everything clean so I can try on a million different outfits, lol. Dinner tonight will be that pork tenderloin. I ended up ordering pizza last night. I just didn't feel like cooking.

Penny, have fun at the gym today! And your new clothes sound great! What kind of jeans did you buy? I need to go shopping too. I have a ton of Arizona jeans that I love because they are so comfortable but my size 8's are about to fall off me. I'm right in between an 8 and 6 now and need to buy a 6 in that brand. Maybe next month or so.

Crystal, congrats on the baby girl!!!! I'm so happy for you, as you know. I think Allison is a pretty name. Is your dh still against Claire? I liked that for a middle name too.

Jaymi, I hope you do better today, I know personally we all have bad days. You'll get through this rut soon though.

Leigh, I think Liam will have a wonderful party! Keep us informed on the details. Is your dh home now for awhile?

Anyone watch the biggest loser last night? It was actually pretty good! I'm already routing for the red team. And I'm so happy they won last night. It will be really interesting to see how everyone progresses after the first week. I can't believe that guy lost 22 lbs in his first week!!! He must have been retaining a ton of water. But I was thrilled for him!

Well, gotta get off here and get breakfast going. TYYL!

10-20-2004, 10:56 AM
Spryng, sorry you and Tanner aren't feeling well. I hope you get to feeling better before tonight. No dh didn't like Claire or Brooke or Faith or Grace or most of the others I asked about. We chose Michelle, but like I said I really didn't want their initials to be the same so that's why I like Jill's choice for Allison Crystal. I'll ask dh but he better not say no, that's my name, lol!!!
Hope you get all that laundry done and get to feeling better.

10-20-2004, 11:25 AM
Morning all,

Today is a busy one. I get to go to school later for Kayla. They are having a parent/child activity. We get to decorate pumpkins and do some experiments and have a story. Then Tiana gets out of school early. They don't have school for the next 2 days. A long weekend.

Penny-The radio station does 2 pumpkins a year. We got our clues yesterday for the second one. It makes me so mad on the first one because we were the only ones searching in the area until Monday afternoon. It was found right after my two sister's had to leave to pick up kids from school.

Today I'm going to try to stay within my points. Since yesterday was an "on the go" day, I slipped and we ate at McD.s :mcd: I had Chicken Nuggets...and I hate to say this...a Medium Fry!!! Today is going to be strict with me. No fudging on anything.

Crystal-Nicole is better today. She only was wheezing for a little while. All the same, I sent Tiana and Kayla off to school by themselves. I didn't want to take Nicole out. I could have drove them but we have road construction down the road and you have to drive 10 blocks out of the way to get around it and over the annoying to do today.

Well I got most of my housework done last night so today is just a light laundry day. That's fine. I'll be getting some baby time with my sister's little Conner after I get everyone from school. I haven't got to see him in 2 weeks and I'm going through withdrawals.


10-20-2004, 11:26 AM
Morning! The guests and Liam are all sleeping still. It was a late night here - their flight got in very late and when they came in, Liam woke up and was awake for a while.

Well, today is the day I got sent to the hospital because of very high blood pressure and protein in my urine. It was in the evening that I was admitted . . . then Liam stopped moving and my blood pressure kept getting higher and higher (it was insanely high- so high that I kept seriously thinking their machine was faulty). So, tomorrow morning will be the one year mark of the c-section and Liam's grand entry LOL. DH called him "Little Ceaser" when he was first born :lol:

Crystal- glad you got lots of sleep! I hope the Singulair does really help him better- that would be so nice. Hope DH's schedule calms down a bit so ya'll can focus on the house.

Melissa- is today your day off from exercise?

Penny- LOL! The party kept growing because we kept getting invited to other kids Birthdays, so I felt like I had to invite everyone. Then, it's also more because a lot of family is coming in. It will be about 25 people (including me, DH, and Liam). We're having it downstairs in the condo clubroom - I'm decorating it, of course :D Congrats on your purchases- use them well!

Spryng- oh no! I hope you guys feel better ASAP!!!

Okay- everyone's waking up TTYL!

10-20-2004, 12:10 PM
Just checking in, fixing to wash the breakfast dishes. Already showered and made beds. Went through Allison's clothes, which I had so many girl clothes. She's got an overflowing Avon box of more than enough newborn, 0-3 clothes. And a box for bigger clothes for next summer and winter. So she's set to go. Other than needing some basic baby stuff.
So I'm gonna make my quick grocery list and go sometime this afternoon. Hope everyone is having a great day. TTYL

10-20-2004, 12:44 PM
Hello! Sorry for the MIA this week all the time! I am doin REALLY REALLY WELL! I can't wait for my WI tomorrow, I have to see a loss, I just feel it! :) I'm really sore today though, I have been doing all kind of "extra" workouts! I raked leaves for an hour and a half, and then this weekend I washed, my back, arms and sides feel stretched! LOL! its great though, this winter I am getting a gym membership WITH dh! He wants to try and always work out together! :) :) I am so excited, it will be great for all of us!
Crystal - Congrats on the baby girl! :) I loved the name Avery! Allison is beautiful too, but I would always want to shorten it to Ally and you already have an Ally ! LOL! I think that there are lots of ways to find middle your grandmothers, his grandmothers, etc...that is waht we usually do....middle name is after someone special! Can't wait to here about the house progress!

PEnny - WOW, I am so proud of you! I love buying stuff for me...doesn't happen often, but when I do, who-hoo! I got a new suede jacket, its fitted and I feel cute in it, so I am excited! :)

Jill - HOw are you! I miss chatting with you! :) Hopefully we can chat soon..BTW - I am sending your package today :) :)

SPryng - Have a great day! :) I'm thinking of you!

okay to the rest of you! I love you, but my mom just showed here we go again with busy lives! LOL! Talk to you all later! I will try to get back at nap time !:)


10-20-2004, 12:59 PM
Kristin, thanks for the congrats. I liked the name Avery, the problem with it is that is our dog's name. And I can't even imagine explaining to her how we came up with her name. And shortening the name, we don't usually shorten them so that shouldn't be a problem. I like using family names but my g-mas middle name is my middle name and it starts with an A. My dh's g-mas middle name is Aileen and starts with an A and sounds too much like Ally to me, my mom doesn't have a middle name and my mil's is Dorene which I don't like. Not that I needed to go into the spill, but I wanted you to know that I appreciated your suggestions.
Hope you all have a great day.

10-20-2004, 01:18 PM
Good morning ladies. I know I promised to check in atleast once a day, but things have been crazy around here! On top of that I feel like I'm coming down with something also. There must be something going around. I am sorry about all the little ones being sick. I just hope that whatever I have doesn't get passed to my little boy. I bought me some vitamin C/Zinc tablets so hopefully they will help. I have been feeling like such a failure here lately. I haven't been doing well at all and I have no one to blame but myself. I give myself these pep talks every day but I end up turning to food late in the evening. I weigh-in tomorrow for the first time in three weeks and I am so scared to see how much I have gained. I'm trying to take it easy today, I have a can of soup I might eat for lunch so that won't be too bad.

Crystal: Congratulations on finding out the sex! I hope that whenever I do become pregnant again it will be a little girl. But, my mom says I'm destined to have the boys in the family and my sis is destined to have the girls. I really wouldn't care either way, but I'd love to have a little girl to play dress up with. :)

Penny: Have fun at the gym, try not to over do it! LOL... I can't wait to go clothes shopping but at the rate I'm going I'm not going to be in my size 11's anytime soon! Oh well, I just I just have to keep on keeping on....

Spryng: A size 8 is falling off of you!! I wish I had that problem. :) YOu are doing an awesome job on your weight loss, you'll be at 120 before you know it.

Kristin: That is so wonderful that your husband wants to work out with you! I wish I could get my husband to do some type of exercise with me.

I hope everyone has a good day today and for those of you with weigh-in's tomorrow I wish you all a loss!!!

Amy :)
SAHM to Chad, 4, married to Chad SR for 5 years

10-20-2004, 02:26 PM
Hi, all just checking in after my workout! 33minutes on the treadmill!!! Didn't burn as much calories, because I was not into it today and didn't do the intensity I wanted. Oh well, but I did it and that's what counts. Tomorrow, training again.

Hey Crystal, Leigh, Kristin !

Spryng, You are going to do great tonight! Let us know how it goes.... BTW, I did watch part of the Biggest loser. It's neat. I have to make note to watch it on tuesday nights. Please remind me.!!@! Thanks!

check in later. I have a majorly busy day! ;)

10-20-2004, 03:50 PM
Hi everyone.....I'm not missing, just been really, really busy trying to get dh ready to go, plus everything else that happens on a daily basis. Dh just left so I actually have a couple hours to myself with only the dog. As far as lunch with dh yesterday, I still made a decent choice. I had spinach & artichoke dip with chips. It was okay but not really what I wanted.

QOTD from Sunday: Bush. I think the thing people can't put their finger on about Kerry is that he is sooooooo hard to look at, all saggy and stuff.... :lol: As far as who gets voted in....does it really make that much difference? Congress are the ones who make the laws and such, the President is just there to veto and even that doesn't mean much if they overrule him.

QOTD from Tuesday: NO WAY!!! My dh is the exact opposite too. In school I had crushes on the bad boys and the jocks and now when I see them they are such losers. One jock I had a real crush in in school moved to this town a few years ago and I saw how bad he cheated on his wife and thought how lucky I was he never noticed me back then.

Michelle: I love the frame around your avatar, too cool! Woohoo on the new laptop :D .

Ricci: Hope working on real people is much funner than the dummies :rofl:.

Mel: Thank you! I wasn't going to, but since tom is leaving I stepped on again today and was another pound down so I know I was retaining. Can't wait til next week, measurements too and I am really starting to see a difference in the mirror. :D Glad you got a good night's sleep Monday night. WTG on the working out. You are doing awesome girl :cheer:

Leigh: Thank you! Hope Liam's party goes very well and everyone has lots of fun and Liam gets cake all over him :rofl: that's what the 1st one is all about, you know!

Crystal: Another Girl!!!! Poor Andrew, hope he's okay with it. I'm sure he will be but I know it's rough having only one of one sex or the other. Of course Abby is such a tomboy we don't notice much :lol: Glad Andrew is feeling better and the doc put him on the Singulair. Allison Renee? I know what you mean about dh running to help others. Mine is the same way when they call him to work on his days off.

Jaymi: WTG on the walk on the beach. Wish I had one close to me. Keep working at it and it will all come together. We know you can do this!

Penny: Thanks! I can't wait til next week's WI and you will be gone won't you? Hope you have lots of fun on your trip and hit a BIG jackpot! Do you like slots or table games? I'm a blackjack player myself.

Spryng: You're going to do great tonight on that test, I just know it! Hope Tanner gets to feeling better soon and you too. It's bad enough when kids get sick but when we get sick too it makes it harder to take care of them.

Chris: Glad Nichole is feeling better today. Darn that pumpkin. I really hope you find the next one. That would be too cool. My kids get a long weekend next week because of parent/teacher conferences. They get out early on Thurs.

Kristin: Sounds like you are doing GREAT!!! :bravo: Keep it up girl. I know about the busy life. Abby is at school, so after I pick her up it's scouts today and tomorrow. I'm kinda enjoying my alone time, it's sooooo quiet here. Woohoo on getting dh to work out with you. My dh is so tall and skinny and I can't put weight on him :lol: , not for lack of trying either!

Amy: Glad you checked in. You can get back on track, just remember we are here to support you. Tell your mom it isn't up to you if it's boys or girls since the male determines the sex.
Maybe he will be good for a girl :) . Hope the scale is kind to you tomorrow. Let us know.

Ok, I think I got everyone addressed. If I missed you I'm sorry.

Does anyone get the Discovery Health channel? They have 2 episodes of I Lost It! on everyday during the week about weight loss success stories. It's really a neat show. It comes on at 1 pm Central. I've been listening to it while I posted.

Well, not much planned here today since dh just left and I'm exhausted from getting him ready to go and fixing lunch for myself, Abby and 3 men. I made hot meatloaf sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy. I only ate half a sandwich and about a 1/4 cup of mashed potatoes. So not too bad I guess. Supper tonight will be leftovers for the kids and I will eat a Smart Ones.

I'll check back later. Have a great day!!! ;)


10-20-2004, 04:25 PM
Good afternoon all!

Well I am now physically ready for my interview tonight. I showered and shaved (not that anyone will notice, lol) picked out my outfit, did my hair and makeup. So I'll put on my outfit right before I leave later so hopefully it will stay clean, lol. But I caught up on my laundry!!! Well, on all the clean clothes anyway. I folded three huge laundry baskets full... I guess that was about 5-6 loads and I put them all away too so I feel like I got something done around here. I have more going in the washer and dryer but I'll finish them up tomorrow probably. If I get hired at Great West I plan I deep cleaning this house from top to bottom so I figure I might as well get my laundry all caught up so I won't be overloaded with that later on this month.
Tanner is still sick. No fever or anything, just congested. Runny nose, sneezing, coughing. Typical cold symptoms. I've been putting his medicine in his sippy cup with a little juice or else he won't take it. But it's working so far today. I've been doping myself up with zicam and vit c and it seems to be working. I feel pretty good. No runny nose or anything here so victory so far! lol!

Ok, I may not get back on here to post until much later. I will leave here around 3:45 to take the kids to MIL, stay there a bit to chat and then they wanted me to stay and watch Lost with them over there tonight so I won't leave there until 8 pm at the earliest. So you'll see me after 9 pm when I get my kiddos in bed.

Deana, is your dh gone for the night or a few days? I LOVE spinach and artichoke dip! I never get to order it because dh hates it so we always order an appetizer we all like. But I love it. And I think you are right about Kerry, lol... he is kinda hard to look at. And I also think people are leary of him because he is a smooth talker... Bush talks like we do, lol... and Kerry is way over our heads at times and says things and make you go Hmmmmm... lol. I used to get the discovery health channel a couple of years ago and I miss it, I would definitely watch that show, my kind of tv, lol.

Mel, tell me your secret on how you get exercise in even when you don't feel like it?? I wish I could discipline myself to just exercise 3x's a week right now. I feel so BLAH because I don't do it. Like I am cheating myself out of something. But I admire you for getting on that treadmill even when you didn't feel like it! That is wonderful!

Amy, have you ever tried Zicam??? It shortens the cold by days if you take it everyday. I swear by it. When all the rest of the family starts to get sick I attack the zicam and can usually fight it off before it really starts or if I do come down sick it's only for a day or two. I recommend it highly. Don't buy the spray though, it's nasty (it's what I am using right now, I'm hoping to run out soon so I can buy the pills or the nose swabs) it works, but tastes horrible.

Crystal, yeah I agree about Avery, lol.. would be hard to explain if that is your dogs name, lol! What about Allison Spryng???! LOL... or Allsion Skye, if Tanner turned out to be a girl we would have named her Olivia Skye (Livvy for short) or Olivia Justine, I liked that name alot too. But I think Michelle is very pretty too. Common but pretty.

Kristin, you have me all excited about your WI tomorrow now too!!! :) So glad you are doing so well!

Leigh, you had such a scary labor and delivery experiance. You hug that little boy tight tomorrow (I'm sure you do everyday) :)

Chris, how is today going for you? Chicken nuggets were a better choice than a big mac or something like that so don't feel too bad. I had a big mac the day before yesterday (with the fries and all that) and pizza hut yesterday and somehow I'm still at 122... so our bodies can take a hit every now and then, not that I recommend doing it everyday, lol. Today I've been very OP .

Well I better get off here, I wanted to work on some word problems before the kids got up. So TTYL!

10-20-2004, 05:26 PM
Hi all. Just checking in. I went and bought groceries and got them put away. Andrew is napping so I think I'll kick back and rest as well. Buying groceries in general especially with three kids always tires me out so much.
Spryng, glad you are ready for tonight, will they hire you tonight or get back with you or do you know? Hope Tanner is feeling better.
Deana, I was a little upset to know Andrew wouldn't have a brother, but dh is, I think, an involved father and when Andrew is big enough to go places with him he's likely to take him every where with him, I hope. The girls will have to understand they have each other and bubba doesn't so he gets to go with daddy. But anyways, maybe it'll make him one sweet cookie, lol!!!
Okay, gonna catch a rest, TTYL.

10-20-2004, 05:36 PM
Good late afternoon . . . boy am I beat! Our first set of guests left (they had a quick overnight here). Tomorrow evening my mother and sister arrive. Friday my in-laws arrive. Everyone leaves Monday. But since we had overnight guests I now have to reclean all the bedding and clean the guest bathroom, towels, etc. And I have to do some heavy duty carpet cleaning because their little boy got sick this morning. But it is nice to see everyone :D

Crystal- I can't wait to hear what you decide on for the middle name! How exciting.

Kristin- I can't wait for your WI either! You've been working so hard.

Amy- oh my! Something is definitely going around - almost everyone on the board is sick and/or has sick children :( Hope you're better soon.

Melissa- WTG on the continued workouts. You're wonderfull :D Hope you're having a good day.

Deana- hi! Yes, I cannot wait for Liam to eat his cake :lol: With his sweet tooth, I know he'll be in heaven! You're doing so well staying OP.

Spryng- I am convinced you'll get the job! Call it one of my ESP moments :lol: Ohhh- I love Allison Skye!!! That's so nice. And thanks for your kind words about my labor and delivery. I must say, it freaked me out because it was so unexpected. As you know, I used a midwife (up until that point) so I pictured this birth where I'd have Liam, and they'd lie him on my chest, and we'd bond, etc. So it was quite a shock. Though I'm very grateful because he needed to get out and was in a lot of distress. I actually feel weird about having guilt/sadness about the c-section since I know it was necessary. Anyway, I definitely am so very thankful each day for his health and well-being :)

Okay, gals, I'm off to clean while Liam naps. And I did go for a long walk, though not my normal 30-minute one. But still better than nothing. TTYL!

10-20-2004, 08:27 PM
HI Ladies!

I was wondering if you are accepting new members? I am Kathy, 33....I am basically a SAHM, but I do work a few hours a week as an RN doing home visits, when my hubby is off of work.

We have two beautiful little girls, Natalie is 5 and Ashley is 12 months younger...4 yrs old. We had been trying for #3 since April 2002 with no luck.....I am sure my weight does not help at all!!

I was a little over weight before prego with #1.....I was at 140lbs......130 is a good wt for me.......after Natalie was born I needed to lose 10 lbs to get to pre pregnancy....then whamo.....3 months after her birth I was pregnant again!!....when Ashley was born I weighed 168 when I left the hospital......and it has all been up from there.....thanks to depression and eating out of control.....I am now at my highest ever.

I am 188lbs (I think....not sure...we dont have a scale anymore and I am too chicken to buy one)...basically I am as fat now as I was when 9 month prego...

none of my clothes fit well......I basically live in sweatpants......I cant stand to see pictures of myself.......ugh I am just so disgusted....

I have done WW and Atkins in the past....lost 25-30lbs with each.....and then quit and well here I am again....

I am not going to follow a commercial plan this time.......I am going to do it my way....which means small eating in the evening.....kicking the coke (a cola) habit and GASP excercise!!!

We have a cruise we are taking in Nov 2005 and I want to look goooood!!!

Anyway....I chatted enough.....I am just looking for support from other SAHMs....

10-20-2004, 09:16 PM
Kathy, Of course your welcome here. Thats what we are here for to help and get help! I am Melissa SAHM of 2. Abigail 4 and Patrick "Bugga" age 2. Please join us and I'm sure you will find it helps. Also, we start a new thread each day, so tomorrow, look for us at SAHM Thursday #272 under support groups.

Spryng, How'd the interview go? Great job on catching up on the laundry. Also, as far as me getting on the treadmill even though I dont' feel like it. Well, it goes like this, ONE: I am paying 75 a month, TWO: I'm affraid I will lose my momentum, and THREE: I don't want to be FAT anymore!!!!!! I am pushing myself to the limit now. I really want to lose the weight. I know I have trouble with food choices, so I MUST get the exercise in! Food has been pretty good, but tonight I think I ate too much pasta at Dads. It was Low carb, but I still feel like I ate too much. It's there I eat it. Ughh.

Leigh, how many steps today?

Anyway, Training tomorrow, so I'd better get some rest tonight. She works me to the bone.!!!!!!!!!!!

10-20-2004, 10:16 PM
Hey Kathy,
My name's Chris. I'm a sahm mom of 3 about a hand full. Tiana is 11, Kayla 5, and Nicole is 2. I also work a few hours a week. My dad has a candy warehouse and I work there. I've been married 5 yrs now to a great guy (Kelly).

Yah Spryng-How was the job interview? And is Tanner feeling better? Hey I did better today. I stayed OP all day long.

Leigh-Happy Birthday to Liam... :balloons:

Hi Penny, Geri, Jill, Mel, Michelle, Jaymi and all the other SAHM crowd. Have a great night and I'll check in tomorrow. It'll be in the evening though. I have to work....YUCK!


10-20-2004, 10:42 PM
Chris, HI! Great job staying OP. !!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :balloons: :hb:

10-20-2004, 11:24 PM
Evening, gals :D Boy has today been busy. But it's only the beginning :lol: Tomorrow is Liam's Birthday and I can't wait! It's so sad - I'm like a little kid and am so excited about his Birthday - do you guys get that way?

Kathy- welcome to the group! I think you'll find everyone here to be the extra support you need in your weight loss goals. I'm Leigh - SAHM to a son who's going to be one tomorrow! I've been happily married for 2 1/2 years. I began Weight Watchers, but got way off plan so have begun a new plan called the step diet that involves portion control and lots of walking.

Melissa- 10,000 steps today! I'm a little worried now because I get lots more steps than I thought and this is just my analysis week . . . I'm supposed to not add exercise or more steps than normal, but at the end of this week, I average out my steps for this week and then have to add 2,000 steps a day to that total for the next week, so I'm worried that I'll end up having to walk soooooo many steps to impact my weight! LOL. Anyway, I find all your exercise inspirational.

Thank you, Chris, for the B-day wishes. Hope you have a great night.

I'm signing off for the night. I need to finish laundry and put some of Liam's gifts out for tomorrow.

10-20-2004, 11:25 PM
Thanks, Melissa!!!

10-20-2004, 11:25 PM
Hi Kathy, welcome to our little corner of the world. I'm Deana, sahm of Erik 16, Andrew 8, Matthew 7 and Abby 4. Of course you are welcome here. Just a few words of advice.....check in often, we are a chatty bunch, mostly during the week. Weekends are hit and miss with some of us. I too am dieting my way...limiting calories, daily food log, atleast 100 oz of water each day and excercise. I use the Walk Away the Pounds tapes as do some of the other ladies here. They are great and you cna do it in the comfort of home. Jump right in with us and we will give you great support. We also have a sister site we use to post recipes, pictures and sometimes chat. Be sure to check it out

Spryng: WELLLLLLLLL????????

Mel: You are doing AWESOME girl. I have put the bug in dh's ear about a curves membership for my birthday and he loves the idea just have to check price at the time. WOOHOO!

Chris: :cheer: :bravo: WTG staying OP today!!!

Someone smack me! I am such a glutton for punishment. Today I volunteered to be Committee Chairperson for the entire Pack. I get to call everyone and put together the committees to run all of our events. Some days I wonder why I do this to myself....then I realize I do it for the boys :smug: and they love it.

Well I have to sew some patches on the boys' scout uniforms tonight. I'll check in tomorrow morning after kids go to school.


10-21-2004, 12:25 AM
Good evening all!

ok, I'm home finally, lol. I am so tired. I think my testing went great today. I know I passed the math asessment test (she told me, lol) and the other was a personality test which was strange yet fun to fill out. There were 4 other people testing with me which made me nervous because I kept thinking about all the reasons they would hire them instead of me, but my cousin who works there told me to knock it off, lol... that I will probably get hired. So who knows... I will know sometime next week they said. But I do have GREAT news!!!!! Ready??? DH got that job position!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He gets a dedicated route every day and can be home every night starting monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So his hometime was next weekend but he gets to come home this weekend instead and starts his new route monday! I'm so so so thrilled and excited about it. So one good thing happened today! Thank you ladies so much for keeping us in your thoughts! I know it must have helped :)

Deana, sounds like you will be busy! Do the scouts run all year long?

Leigh, congrats on getting in all your steps today! I may have to look into your new plan. I have a stepometer (from mcd's) would that work?? Where do I find the info on it?

Chris, no Tanner isn't much better tonight. Still is congested and runny nose. I gave him some nightime medicine so hopefully he sleeps good. So far so good, he hasn't coughed once yet so that is good. Last night he had coughing fits all night long.

Mel, the 75 bucks a month would probably motivate me to get to the gym too, lol... but whatever reason is spurring you on I say keep up the great work!! You are really inspiring me too.

Welcome Kathy!! We always have room for more here! I am Spryng, mother of 3 and boy do I know how you feel about having two babies so close to one another. My first two are 11 months apart so I know how it feels to not have time to get the weight off from the first pregnancy and then gain more weight with the next one. But it's possible! I hit my goal weight back in april and have since been working on my personal goal weight. I hope you feel right at home here and post often if you can. Also each day a new thread gets started so tomorrow you'll find us under SAHM's # 272 thursday. I look forward to getting to know you better!

Crystal, I hope you were able to rest up tonight. Shopping wears me out too and I couldn't imagine doing it while being pregnant. You are really super woman! :)

Well I'm so glad all that job stuff is over and now I can relax. No more studying or stressing, I just have to wait for them to call me with a yes or a no and you know what? I'm fine with either. I would like to get hired just for a change of pace around here and for their great insurance for my family, but if not that is ok too because dh will now get more miles in a week and still get home everynight and how can I complain about that? lol. I think things are really working themselves out and I'll just go with it, lol. Ok, I'm off to bed. Have a great evening all!

10-21-2004, 01:18 AM
Spryng CONGRATS!!!! I am soo excited for you!!! That is just wonderful!! So are you still going to go back to work or are you going to continue staying home? WOOHOOO

Okay I have some wonderful wonderful wonderful as you may or may not know I'm a HUGE baseball fan....and my team....the Boston Redsox forced game seven and spanked the yankees hardcore and are going to the world series!!! I cried when the game ended lol!! Now keep in mind the sox haven't won a series since 1918 and haven't been to the world series (I think) since 1985!! Okay okay I need to breathe!!

Leigh, I get sooooo excited about my childrens birthdays!! I mean how could I not it was two of the most important days of my life!! I'm just like you in that respect!!

Kathy we never turn anyone away!! Welcome to the group!! I'm Michelle sahm to 2 girls (well I now work nights though) but I'm home during the day with my girls. Taylor is 3 and Teagan is 1! I also attend school online which is wonderful because it doesn't take time away from my family! Have you decided what sort of plan you are going to follow?

Guys I'm so excited about my classes and I think I'm going to do awesome!! I was so leary at first but now I am just stoked!!!

Jill how is school going for you? How is Bayley? I miss talking to you!!

Penny do you have a shipping amount for me yet? How was the gym today? Oh and my weigh change :( but thats not so bad at least I'm just holding steady instead of gaining.

I'm also happy to report that today was totally on plan for me!! WOO HOO!!

Chris How are the kids doing? (pssstt...sneak me a peach ring...don't tell anyone though ;) )

Deana dang girl all I can say is good luck lol with all those little boys!! I can't say I envy you ;) I'm more at home with the girly girls lol

Today I bought taylor her halloween costume well it's also a dress up outfit, but I got her a beautiful cinderella dress, the ones made by disney, and a cinderella crown so I got it home and she of course wanted to put it on, so I did and she stood in front of the mirror just totally enthralled with it!! I was so happy, I'm so happy I'm a mommy and I'm so happy god gave me my 2 particular angels :) Can you tell I had a really good day today? LOL

Okay I'm at work I'm gonna finish writing my school paper and I'll pop in later :D

Love to all!!

10-21-2004, 02:31 AM
Hello everyone! Well itís late, and I need to be sleepÖ. but hey at midnight I did exercise for 30 minutes. YAY!! It took 3 days but I finally did something. Now I need to be sleeping because I set my alarm for 5:30 am. I still need to take a shower. Anyways I just wanted to check in and update everyone! YOURíE ENCOURAGEMENT IS HELPING!!! Itís way too late and I need to be asleep! Iíll try to log on early tomorrow and get personal!!! Thanks again and hopefully I can get some exercise tomorrow! Iím hoping this will help me sleep better too! Have a good night all!

P.s. Michelle, I tried to email you my email adress but it wouldn't work. What the heck am I doing wrong? LOL

Welcome Kathy!

Happy Belated Birthday Liam!

10-21-2004, 02:44 AM
Jaymi email me at but you HAVE to remove the NO SPAM part otherwise it won't send.

I'm so happy you got your exercise in!! Keep up the good work!!

10-21-2004, 04:19 AM
Hi girls Just got home from work and since it is Technically Thursday I started a new thread.....I changed the name though, does anyone mind? If anyone doesn't like it we can change it back. The new thread can be found here:
Desperate Housewives (Formerly Stay At Home Mom's) #272 (

10-21-2004, 04:29 AM
Hi! Can I join you? I work only two days a week, when my daughter goes to kindergarten, I'm home with her the rest of the week. I know technically I'm not a full-time SAHM, but I was one until last year, for the first 4 years after my daughter was born, and plan on beconming one again next years, since we are planning on TTC in January :)

Can I join you too?

10-21-2004, 09:25 AM
starting a new thread.