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 24 y.o. Happily Married & SAHM Momma to three active boys, Hunter 5, Nicholas 4 & Andrew 18 mo. Taking what I learned from WW & 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
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
12-06-2004, 07:30 AM
I'm out of coffee, :mad: , so I'm drinking hot chocolate.
How is everyone? How did everyone sleep? My night started out like it wasn't going to be that good. Up until about 100, then I slept in my bed until 600. Not too bad.
Jeniqua, so sorry about your daughter. Sorry how dh acted and having only the one car, I can't even imagine. My dh is always on board to take them to the doc probably before I am myself. Growing up, you just didn't go to the doc unless you were on your death bed, almost literally. I hope everything is okay.
Deana, you've been busy. Hope you got some rest after that day.
Cindi, I'm so glad things are going well for you. Dh's job, your job and so on. Hope it all sets in and you can just enjoy it.
Today, we'll school while Andrew naps and I've got some phone calls to make and go to town later this afternoon. I guess I'll check back later. Clipping coupons right now.
12-06-2004, 09:03 AM
Good Morning Ladies!!!
Hope everyone is having a great morning!
Crystal: Out of coffee?!? Horrible, I tell ya! I didn't used to be much of a coffee drinker then dh got me started when it was cold weather....now it's everyday! Ugh! Oh well, I heard you can count that towards your water for the day too since it's basically flavored water! Sounds good to me.
Planning to go to Curves this morning, dd has preschool and dh has to go back to work....after 3 days off!!! Amazing! I haven't known what to do with him home that much at once. Then he only has 9 more night to work before Christmas break. He gets the same days off as the kids do from school.....I have to com eup with things for him to do :)
12-06-2004, 09:17 AM
Deana, I never drank coffee until I started working with dh's family in the office when there was a business. It was after I had Alisa. At first, I only drank in the cold weather too and with cream and sugar. Then I started drinking a little more often and with no cream and sugar. With each kid I've drank a cup more. I know that's weird, but now I drink about 3 cups in the morning, black.
You can only count it towards water if it's decaf and no cream or sugar. Same goes for tea, but it has to be sugar free and decaf, otherwise it doesn't count.
Okay, I've got to go referee a fight. TTYL
12-06-2004, 11:46 AM
I slept like total crap last night!! I couldn't fall asleep for nothing!!! ARRGGHHH!!! It must have been the frappacinno I had at work last night lol damn caffeine. Not much planned for today but I'm taking Taylor out with me and we're gonna go to build a bear and shopping at the mall so she can have some mommy time. I'm getting the girls their new tv today too, they have a tv/vcr/dvd 20 inch tv for $180 at office max. Then I can get rid of the pile of components on their bureau.
I also have to work on my paper today for school and get it ready and then get the rest of my assignments in order for the week. I start my next two courses on the 20th! I'm excited, my books should be here today!
Oh I bought some Bare Escentuals, mineral makeup, have any of you tried this before? It looks awesome! But it's very expensive. I'm sure I'll like it :)
Okay I gotta get off here yugi is chewing on something.
12-06-2004, 11:57 AM
Hellooooo ladies :coffee: :D
Michelle...sorry you didn't sleep well last night and I'm glad Yugi is back home with you. Never tried Bare Essentials.
Roxy.. Happy Birthday to Celine :balloons: One piece of cake won't kill you...it's the leftovers that will :lol:
Cindi..yikes! I always worry about the boys locking me out of the house but luckily I can tell Will to unlock the door. :( Glad things are looking up for you these days.
Janiqua...can I come kick your dh's a$$ for you :mad: ?? I hate when men act like that! Luckily, my dh knows better...he doesn't want me to get that po'd :lol: Hope things get better soon and he realizes the error of his ways.
Crystal, sounds like the house is coming along great.
Deana...have fun at curves. I finally got a workout in this morning. Still can't comepletely shake this cold.
It's raining and crappy outside so we're stuck inside today. We had about an inch of snow last week...now it's all gone. Hmmm it was sooo pretty too.
Packed up Tony's 18 month clothes...he fits in his 2Ts now. My baby's getting so big!
Gotta run...he's into stuff again he doesn't belong in...grrrrrr!
Have a great day everyone. Hi to everyone else. :D
12-06-2004, 11:59 AM
Michelle...tech question for you. We run AdAware 3+ times a day, Spybot and Norton AntiVirus at least once a week and we constantly get Ad popups...we have popup blocker too.
WHAT's UP WITH THAT????
12-06-2004, 01:48 PM
Well back to the grind today! Doing LAUNDRY and cleaning up from this weekend. It snowed about 1 1/2 inches this morning. Good thing I like snow and don't mind cold weather. Did a bit of cyber shopping this morning and lurking.
Crystal- sorry you are out of coffee (lifeblood), I'm not drinking it for a while to see if it helps with the weight loss. We'll see if there's no diff I'm back in the pot!
Hey Deana!- Hope you do good at Curves. Enjoy your time having DH home.
Hi Michelle- Sorry you got no sleep last night. :( What are you taking for courses? I don't wear lots of makeup (had skin cancer, little tumor) so I have to always wear sunblock. I bet the other (Bare Essentials) is prettier! Yugi's over his trama, huh? Lucky doggie!
Geri- Hope you don't have anymore computer problems! OOOH NOOOO!
Jeniqua- So sorry to hear about DD! I hope she is better soon! :( Sorry to hear about DH too! Make a crappy dinner tonight and say it's not on your plan, so he can have it all! That's so passive/aggressive of me! :devil: I'm so bad! DH always knows he's on my short list when I make mac-n-cheese out of the box, cause he hates it! Luckily I haven't had to make it lately. :devil: :lol3: I'm getting that list together but it's taking a while. Please be patient, thanks!
Well hi to all you other Moms today! I'll return later!
12-06-2004, 02:04 PM
Thanks so much for the adorable white fuzzy slippers with red and pink polkadots! They're so squishy :cp: And the cucumber melon candles are perfect! I LOVE that scent. :)
12-06-2004, 03:22 PM
Hello ;) Im here- fly by though, shopping date with dh :) Christmas shopping is in full swing, ugh... I am having trouble this year, there are so many people who say "I don't want anything"..YEAH RIGHT! Just tell me, that is so annoying! :lol: I yelled at my dad when he told me that this morning and he was like "okay, okay, I want you to get some counseling for that temper" LOL! I don't really have that bad of a temper, just when people "beat around the bush" as the phrase goes! :) haha.
Michelle - I am so so so so so so so so glad that Yugi is home!! I told you so! Remember when I told you that he was with someone nice and you didn't want to believe me!?!?! huh,huh? well I'm glad I was right! :) :smug:
Oh- one other thing, my little warrior Olivia that is battling A.L.L. (a form of Leukemia) sent me a thankyou note in the mail! Actually her whole family did! IT said that hse loves the ngihtgown and really lifted her spirits. Her brother Adam also wrote a thank you for the magazines that we gave him. The best part was that Kelly (Olivia's mom) wrote that Olivia was so excited she wanted to send me her necklace! I started crying big time. So I am holding this little blue flower necklace in my hand, thinking of how this little girl was fighting for her life, but wanted so much to show her appreciation, that she gave me something of hers ! I couldn't believe it, and was so humbled by that! I just thought I would share :) If you could please, go and sign her guest book, there hasn't been a lot of activity on it lately and I know she loves to read it! Thank you! :) http://www3.caringbridge.org/wi/oliviaklund/index.htm
Okay - well I should get going! :) Have a great day all, not sure if I will get back here! :) :grouphug:
12-06-2004, 04:27 PM
Great day at work, but back to moving I go. We are almost done though!
Geri...I started using the Opera Browser and it's the only thing that has ever stopped my ads...it has a pop up blocker that is awesome, I never get ads unless IE is running. It also will save the last session, to make it easy to resume when you have to log off and it has tabbed pages too. Go to the website and take a look, you might like it.
Okay...Love to all, I gotta run!!!
12-06-2004, 07:10 PM
Hello ladies!! I've had such a busy day today. The kids had a half day today. I had a full house today. We got alot of snow today. They're saying the kids might not have school tomorrow. They're expecting freezing rain tonight. It might be another busy day tomorrow too. I stayed OP today! BTW, hubby is kissing butt big time today. He called from the road today like 5 times just to tell me he loves me and that he's sorry.
Crystal~ I wouldn't drink coffee for the longest time because I wanted to still grow. I was trying my hardest to reach 5ft..LOL! When I finally thought I had stopped growing I tried coffee and I really didn't care for it..as for my height, do you think that one sip is the reason why I'm only 4ft 11 3/4...LOL!?
Deana~ How was curves today?? It must be nice having hubby home for a while..enjoy every moment of it..time seems to fly by when hubby is home.
Michelle~ I'm sorry you didn't sleep well last night. I heard of build a bear..did Taylor enjoy it?? Maybe that's an idea for a birthday present, no?? I'm sure they have to have one near by. I've never tried bare essentials before either. Who carries it?
Geri~ I welcome you to come kick my husband's butt for me..LOL! If you want some snow I'll glad send it your way. We got at least 6-8inches today.
Roxy~Happy Birthday to Celine!! You don't have to rush on the list, whenever you get it together just let me know. Thanks for doing this for me. Unfortunately, my husband eats just about anything and everything so making a crappy meal wouldn't work for him. I'm just glad he's on the road til Wednesday night so I have time to cool down so I can talk to him rationally when he returns home. Hope you had a lovely day.
Kristin~ I hate it when people tell me that too..uugghh!! Can you imagine if you took them on their word and showed up with nothing..I could just see their faces..LOL!! I was touched by what your little worrior sent you..that is soooo sweet!! I would've been crying too..We take so much for granted when it's the littlest things that matter. You and Michelle really made 2 little people's days. I wish I would've done it now too. Have a nice night.
All you ladies have a lovely night and those of you I forgot please forgive me. Here's to a wonderful OP week!!
12-06-2004, 07:37 PM
Jeniqua, yes Taylor had a blast at build a bear, actually its not the "real" build a bear but its called Kritter Kingdom and its the same thing she picked a doggie to build and stuffed him, and put a guardian angel inside with a wish, sewed him up, and picked out an outfit, and got a birth certificate. It was sooo fun and I almost cried seeing her having so much fun just spending time with me. It was great!!! The build a bear was 27 bucks total and that was for the animal and stuffing and the outfit and birth certificate.
Geri, how are you doin little lady? I miss youuuuuu!! What's dh gettin you for xmas? Anything saucy ;) ?
Penny how was vacation? Check out our MSN site and let me know if you want to join up in the challenge :)
Spryng how is work going?
Cindi, are you just loving your new house? I would be soooo excited!!
For everyone who asked about bare escentuals (thats not a typo lol thats how they spell it lol) Its fine powdered "minerals" that is all 15 spf in it and all natural (supposedly) and a tiny amount is supposed to go a long long way, like for the powdered foundation, the residue in the cap of the sifter jar is supposed to be enough for an application, and its not supposed leave that oily crap on your face that liquid foundation does. I'm so excited to try it myself!
Oh Geri, you might want to go to your control panel and then to add/remove programs and look through the list and if you see something that looks like it doesn't belong get it the heck out of there. There is 180 search assistant, gator, several others that are actual programs that are installed on your puter they suck, but most likely you'll know it if you see it one.
okay I have a tummy ache so I'm gonna go find some tums, like you wanted to know that LOL!!
I'll be back in a bit!!
12-06-2004, 07:51 PM
Wow looks like the gangs all here! There are so many posts it was hard reading them all and remembering what you all said to respond So....I'll respond the best that I can! ;)
Jeniqua: My dear friend, I missed, what did that rotten dh of yours do? I'm happy to hear he's on bended knee cause he should be! Boy, he's been messing up alot lately. I'll come too and give him a swift kick if you need me to! :lol: How' s your daughter doing? What was wrong?
Michelle: I LOVE Bareessencials! Where did you get it? I order mine from QVC. It's the best makeup ever and lasts FOREVER!!!!
Crystal: I hope you stopped for coffee. I don't really like coffee but I drink 1 cup in the mng for a boost but I use flavored f/f cream. Makes it more tolerable.
Roxy: You kill me girl! :lol: :lol: :lol: Making your DH mac and cheese! What a good idea!
OK, gotta get Taylor in the shower. Hi to all of you I didn't get too! I didn't realize how late it was getting for showers, it's 8pm! :mad:
12-06-2004, 07:58 PM
Sherry I bought mine off of ebay! It just looks soooo phenomenal!! I hope you have a great night!!
Kristin, I'm sooo happy that you heard from Olivia!! How sweet!!! I know you told me that Yugi was gonna come home and I'm so glad you kept a positive attitude cuz I was certain he was gone forever :( Thanks for being soooo awesome!! I have something in the mail for you for the challenge well Jill and I do, I can't take all the credit. It's not much but it will do the trick :)
well if you look at my signature you'll notice that my weight tracker came from 3FC!!! Yes we are getting our OWN weight trackers which is awesome!!! You can click on my tracker to take you to the page so you can check it out. They don't recommend using them quite yet as they are still being tested. But they are pretty sweet!
Okay I'm outta here for now I'll be back later!
Love to all!
12-06-2004, 08:24 PM
Good evening ladies!
Michelle: I love the 3FC tickers! I got one....seeeeee! It took me 3 tries to get the right one copied and pasted but it's there. I've never tried that makeup either, I don't wear it anymore. How cute on the build a "doggie"! I haven't ever heard of it, must not have it around here....maybe in Kansas City but I never go there if I don't have too.
Crystal: Did you happen to get your gift today? Geesh the post office is sloooowwww! Hope you got coffee today while you were out. I got your card today. Thank you very much, it's my first one this year.
Sherry: Hey girl! Glad to see you again!
Jeniqua: WOOHOO on the butt kissing! :encore:
Roxy: Men never learn that paybacks suck :lol3:!
Kristin: How sweet....I almost cried just reading your post!
Geri: Kick that cold babe! Lots of Vitamin C, juice, etc., etc.
Cindi: We'll be glad when you get all moved so you can come post more often ;) .
Phoenix: Did you fall in the wine vat? Where are ya? :lol:
Spryng: Hope you had a great weekend with dh and I'm sure you did just great on your test today....let us know!
Ok, I know I'm missing several people so :wave: to all of you!
I didn't make it to Curves this morning! Dh was home and I was working on rearranging the living room until I had to take dd to preschool. Then I hit Walmart and was there til I had to pick her up :o , but I got the things I need to make Christmas gifts for each family household. We're making suncatchers on those cleaer picture frames with ribbon so they can hang them or set them in a window. We won't get started on them probably til this weekend.
Tomorrow will be Curves in the morning! Tomorrow is WI at home and dh WILL so measurements tomorrow morning before he goes to bed. I haven't gotten them done in 3 weeks...again. I tried to do them myself last week but it ended up I lost 2 pounds and gained an inch in each spot.....lol! That's why he's doing them!!!
Have a great evening all.
12-06-2004, 09:30 PM
Here I am after a long day's work. Woo hoo! It's been a pretty good day. I got in 25 min. of walking during my break at work. I'm going to get my butt into this weight loss expedition again. I figured I need to warm up and get ready for the BLC. I'm so excited for that one.
Don't have time to get personal. I have to deliver a Christmas present to my BIL before he leaves to go back home tomorrow. Just wanted to say hi to all of you and hope your day went great! TTFN and I'll see ya all tomorrow.
12-06-2004, 09:32 PM
hi gals! :) a quick hi from me !! Michelle, you and Jill are too sweet! :) I can't wait to see what it is! Well I think I might now! LOL, but we'll see! :) :lol: Dh and I are 85% done with X-mas shopping now, I am so excited! :) We went to dinner and I had grilled Tilapia, broccoli and baked potato! YUM YUM YUM! :) Have a good night girls! :) Gotta get some cleaning done! Love to you all !! :) :grouphug:
12-06-2004, 10:43 PM
Just checking in again!
It's coming down lightly with freezing rain. That'll make tomorrow an interesting ride to school and work. I am doing school work with one girlie who cannot get division. I worked with her for about 1/2 hour but she still doesn't get it. Well we'll try again tomorrow. I like your new ticker Michelle! Is that you on it? Cute lil' devil! :lol: Is that something we all are supposed to do when they are ready with it?
I did read the notice about the time delay in loading. Let us know when, and I'm in.
Ladies I came close to drinking my 5 qts. today! I had more than a gallon of water, and I'm fuzzy on how much other than that I drank. Whoa, that was work! I wonder if I could do that everyday. Michelle, How'd you get your 3 gallons in for your cleanse? I.V.? :lol: Maybe you have a better tolerance for it! I find if I put frozen lemon slices in my glass, it's better.
12-06-2004, 10:55 PM
Roxy I just guzzle and pee and guzzle and pee, when I'm cleansing. Also whenever I get hungry I drink 32 oz of water before I eat and if I'm still hungry after I finish drinking then I know I was really hungry and not just thirsty or bored. I am one of those people who has to ask themselves everytime they head to the kitchen whether or not I'm really hungry. And no you don't have to switch your ticker when they are up and running properly, it's just a perk that we're offering :) Something nice for the members and we don't have to go somewhere else to get them
12-06-2004, 11:05 PM
Can we get them now? Or should we wait? Btw- photobucket is accepting new accounts now. So I got one, free up some of your bandwidth, thanks a bunch!
12-06-2004, 11:24 PM
Roxy~ I can't drink staright water either. I always put lemon in my water..YUMMY!!!
Michelle~ Thanks for the info on the build a puppy..I'm definitely going to look into it.
Deana~ You are too funny!! I love your little icons..LOL!! Thanks for the wonderful laugh, I really needed that.
Sherry~ Hey!! It's about time you came back and post. I missed you! I will email you too. Are you going to join the challenge we're getting ready to do here?? You should, it's going to be a blast! You have til Friday to sign up if you want to do it.
Okay, it's 11:30 pm I think I better go to bed..Nite ladies!!
hmmmmm they are working on the script still and tweaking it thats why they said they don't recommend using them yet as we are still testing them :)
Jeniqua at this place we went you could build kitties, puppies, monkies, pandas, giraffes, gosh there were tons of animals and then of course your standard teddy bears. Then they had this machine that spins the stuffing around, kinda looked like cotton candy. and then you get a guardian angel and you make a wish on your angel and put the angel inside your pet with the stuffing. Then you get to pick out the clothes it was sooo cute!!! Taylor loves her puppy!!!
12-07-2004, 03:49 AM
New thread see you there http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=727901#post727901