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
12-21-2004, 08:09 AM
Hi all - sorry I've been MIA - I was at my mom's, then had a hard time posting because DS is all over me when I'm on the computer lately. But I'm here! Seriously fell off the wagon at mom's, with all the cookies. I'll do better today. The kids are getting sick - I hope we're on the mend by Saturday, but it looks bad.
Chris, I'm sorry you had a bad day yesterday - I did get your PM at Video Fitness, and I started a thread in the General Discussion forum about yoga and RH. There are a lot of good videos out there that you can't find in regular retail. We'll see what kind of response we get.
Hope everyone else is healthy and doing well - I'll BBL!
12-21-2004, 08:12 AM
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Morning ladies. How was everyone's night? Mine was about the same as usual. I went to bed at 930 and slept until 1230, then from 100 to 300 with Andrew and from 315 to 645 back in my bed. So minus the interruptions, not bad. Oh well.
I didn't get groceries bought yesterday, it was soooooooo windy and I did NOT want to get Andrew out in it. So for today, after breakfast, me and all three kids have to go buy groceries, come home put them away, hopefully Andrew will be napping by now, then we'll have lunch and then I have to take the kids to dh's grandma's house so she can watch them while I go to the doc, then come back and go finish my Christmas shopping before I pick them up. I'll be pooped later.
I hope everyone has a great day. I've got to get going so I can get ready and have all three kids ready by 830 or so. I'll try to check in at some point. Otherwise, it'll be later so I can share my doc's appt. with you all.
Have a great day.
12-21-2004, 09:14 AM
Good morning ladies! It's busy here at my house. My daughter is sick with a cold and a fever. Last night I was up most the night trying to get her fever to go down. It finally broke around 2am and I had to be up by 6am!Needless to say I am very tierd. I am watching 4 kids today along with my 3. It's freezing out..BBRRR.. Yesterday it was -1 degrees. Well that's all for over here. I am on my way to start drinking my water for the day and to get some exercise in with the kids. They are soo cute when they try and exercise with me.
Tracy~ Today is a new day! I am starting to make my cookies today for gifts. I do it every year and it's always alot of fun.. now it's a matter of me keeping my hands out of the cookies..LOL!! Have a great day.
Crystal~ You have a busy and a hetic day planned. That was me on Saturday. Let us know how your doctor appointment goes. Before you know it she'll be here. I told my husband about you the other day and how you're expecting. I told him maybe we should try for another one and he just gave me a look that would've scared anyone..LOL! Thank God I got my tubes tied otherwise I probably would be pregnant right now. We seriously were averaging a child a year..LOL! Well, hAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
12-21-2004, 09:31 AM
Sounds like you have a busy day! Can't wait to hear about Allison!
Glad to see you posting again!
Well I am get things together around the house today. FLYLADY HERE I COME! LOL
Well I have gotten in 50 minutes of exercise already and 24 oz of water and I just feel great about it!
HAVE A GREAT ONE!
12-21-2004, 09:37 AM
The advil did the trick. My nose is stuffy though. I must be fending off some sort of bug. I don't want to be sick for Christmas...
Tracey-Thanks for starting a post for me on the FV site. I'd like to try something different, spice up the routine a bit. I just don't want to spend alot of money on something that is going to collect dust on the shelf. ;)
Crystal-Let us know how the baby doc. appt. goes.
Jeniqua-It never fails does it? One little one has to get sick around the holidays. My littlest, Nicole, is battling a cold right now. Her eyes are finally starting to clear up and I've made it my personal mission to make sure everyone washes their hands and keeps their fingers away from their eyes. Glad your little ones fever broke.
So did you really drop out of the challenge? I noticed you still posted that you did the exercise. I'm glad your still with it. I like the motivation of the whole thing.
Well all, I gotta get Kayla out of the bathtub. We had to do an emergency "cleansing" this a.m. The little "angel" colored her lips and her eyelids with marker last night right before bed. Where in the world do they get these ideas? :lol:
12-21-2004, 09:43 AM
Hello everyone! I haven't exercised of yet.. but I have the whole day ahead of me. I'm feeling very umotivated and discouraged right about now. But I'm going to keep on going. My kids had their Christmas last night because we'll be on the road more than likely for Christmas or on Christmas eve. Plus.. we didn't want to bring all of that stuff to TX.. and have to bring it back. I still have 2 gifts to get. It was fun at first.. but now it's starting to get annoying! LOL I can't find crap!! LOL Well, I got millions of things to do, like clean up, go shopping somemore, exercise, clean, and Lord knows what else. Well, gotta go, will be back later!
12-21-2004, 09:55 AM
Good morning. I guess the sickies are going around, just in time for Christmas. I had to pick up eric from school yesterday because he has pink eye, and now they both have bad colds.MIL will be here sometime today for the holiday, so now I have to get this house in shape. They are talking 4-7 inches of snow here tonight and tomorrow, so hopefully my school will be called off tomorrow, and I will get an extra day of vacation. Anyway, I hope everyone has a great day.
12-21-2004, 10:46 AM
Ricci-I thought Nicole was fine, but she woke up this morning with her eyes glued shut again. I have eyedrops from an infection that my dh had but obviously she needs something different. I'll be making a trip to the doctor today, I'm sure.
Jaymi-How come your going to TX? (don't want to be too nosy). Are ya going down to see your family? I'm so lucky that most of our family is here. It's a big enough pain in the *** to get everyone seen on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I love Christmas and all, but can't wait to get it over with. The kids get really cranky and tired from the going everywhere.
I suppose I should quit putting it off and get ready to go. Today the parents are invited to kindergarten for a Christmas activity day. The kids are going to sing some songs and they we get to decorate gingerbread men with them. We did an activity day for Halloween too. We got to decorate pumpkins with the kids. Its a nice way to get the parents involved and to see what they've all learned so far.
12-21-2004, 11:41 AM
I'm getting around a little late today. Busy, Busy!
Chris- are you feeling better this morning? I mean not so bummed out? You worried me yesterday. I hope that you are doing better. As for the haircut, I saw a real cute one, it's semi- short and in the back, the whole back is layered and winged out like, Dang, that woman is going somewhere! It's adorable! I don't know what it's called but Ricci would know I'm sure. So maybe she could tell us. Did you ever get all the marker off you "little Angel" ? :lol: Usually, only most of it comes off!
Tracy- Hi nice to see you again. Hope those cookies are far away now! Hope you have a great day!
Penny-Hey! There you are! Hope you get all your flybys done. How are you doing on the BLC challenge? I hope it's going good for you!
Hi Ricci- hope you do that extra day of vacation. We won't have the snow, I'll check that forcast later. But it was -8 below this morning and it is still zippy outside but it's sunny...I'll take that! Do you know the name of that cut I was telling, Chris?
Jeniqua-Sounds like you had a very tiring night last night! I'm glad you are doing so good on the challenge and staying OP! Hope DD feels better soon and that you can maybe take in a nap later, if possible!
Jaymi- Don't get unmotivated now! You've been doing so good! Stay with it!
Come on get that exercise in, you'll feel better. Have a great day OP!
Crystal- hoping you have a great Dr. visit and rest of the day. Don't over do it. Tell us all how Allison is doing, we can't wait! Hope your day goes smooth and you can put your tootsies up for five minutes.
Hi to all you other moms this morning, trying to busy myself with house chores so when the little ones go down, I will be able to wrap presents down in the dungeon. TTYL
~Roxy :sunny: :snf:
12-21-2004, 12:09 PM
Hi all. Checking in. Went and got groceries bought, already put them away and Andrew is napping. Next I've got to get lunch ready for everyone and leave again around 1245 to get the kids dropped off.
Sounds like everyone is getting really ready for christmas. I'll get the rest of my shopping done when I get back from the doc. That way tomorow I'll hibernate all day and get everything wrapped. We're getting a MAJOR cold front tomorrow so I want to stay in doors all day.
I've got to get off now and get lunch ready. TTYL
12-21-2004, 12:46 PM
I've completed the challenge for today and now I'm baking some cookies for dh to take to his employees. Don't worry I won't indulge (except maybe one or two ;) )
Today I hope to drink 100 oz of water and exercise at least 30 minutes and eat OP :)
I hope you are all doing well!
Well I've got to go check on my cookies!
12-21-2004, 01:03 PM
Flyby for me... :)
Gotta run to town and play Santa :D
I have to bring some gifts to my godchild, and some friends of the family and then karate this evening to exchange there :D
Hope you all have a great day!
12-21-2004, 02:27 PM
Hey ladies just got back from the doc for Bayleys 15 month. She's doing good and got her measles/mumps/chicken pocks shots today and did good. I'm always amazed at how she does because she cries for like 5 seconds and then is over it. I'm sure my next won't be as good! LOL Anyway she woke up with a snotty nose :( so put me in the club of sick kids. It was actually really disgusting because when I went in to get her up she was already up and it was dark and I could see there was something all over her face so I turned the light on and it was snot! So gross, pretty much from forehead to chin, she must have sneezed and wiped it around. So sorry if the was a TMI but we are all mom's here right? We've all dealt with these things! LOL
So far today I am OP, been drinking water and will get in a good long walk when Bayley wakes up from her nap. I feel really sore from my workout yesterday but that's good right? Tonight I think we are having pork chops again since I thawed out a whole bunch yesterday but didn't use them all, also some baked potatos and some kind of veggie. COuldn't get my butt to the gym today since I had Bayleys appt at 10, I guess I could have gone on the way back but she needed a nap and is once again sick so can't go into the daycare! AHHHHHHHHHHH
Penny have fun playing Santa! You sound so motivated OP right now! Good for you!!
Michelle careful with those cookies!! And send some dough over while your at it please! Good for you for getting your exercise in already! Hope you slept well last night.
Crystal glad you got your groceries bought! It's a small task but I always feel so organized when I have food bought and put away! LOL Hope your appt goes good, can't wait to hear about it.
Roxy I don't think I've ever been in negative degree weather, so crazy!! I think the coldest it ever got here was like 15 degrees and that NEVER happens. It was a fluke storm about 6 years ago. Call me crazy but I'm kind of jealous over your weather! LOL I love snow but probably only because we don't get a lot of it around here. I just want a white Christmas for once!!!
Chris too funny about Kayla!! I know it probably wasnt all that funny to you but funny for me to read! LOL I hope you got it all off. Sorry you are getting a little sick too, I thought I felt it coming on this morning but it seems to have gone away. I hope so, I hate being sick for Christmas!
Hi Ricci! I hope you get your extra day off! I know I am enjoying my days off from school. Kind of dread going back but I know it's for the best! Hope you are having a great day!!
Hi Jeniqua!! You keep your hands out of the cookies too girl!! LOL Not that I should talk, I know I wouldn't that's why I don't make them!! Hope you are having a good day, sorry about your daughter, I am in the same boat!
HI Tracy! I had a little cookie dough at my mom's house yesterday so you are not alone. However I left because I knew if I stayed it would have been more! Hope you are having a great On Plan day!
Allright well I need to fly a little, if anyone else wants to then just IM me, I'll be around. Hope you all are having great days!! TTYL
12-21-2004, 03:40 PM
The Christmas "grumpies" still hase me a bit...I must confess :devil: I ate McDonald's. I know it was the worst thing for me, but at least it was a kid's meal. I just didn't feel like making lunch after Kayla's school program. I'm hating myself now. It seems like when I start doing good, for some reason, I sabotage the results. I could have came home and made lunch.
Well , the "angels" still have a little blue marker on their eyelids. Its kind of faded and not too noticeable. I think. I tried. You know, even those darn washable markers aren't totally washable. Nicole's nose is running like crazy and her eyes look horrible. When dh comes home, we're going to start the eye drops again. I just can't hold her down. For a two year old, she's strong.
Roxy-I don't know why, but I still feel kind of down in the dumps. I really don't know why. I just have too many stressors I guess. I got a grumpy hubby, cranky kids, bills coming out of "you know where" and not enough funds to make them all happy, a dh that's bragging about all the presents he got Tiana for Christmas and how much he spent on his wife, and NO CHILD SUPPORT check for this end. It's all just aggrevating. I'm glad now, that my doc didn't take me off my anti-depressants. I'd be a basket case for sure. ARRGGHHHH!
Jill-Sorry to hear Bayley's coming down with something. I'm glad she handles her shots well. Mine didn't mind the poke, but they all got sick afterwards and ran fevers, esp. Nicole. She doesn't tolerate the shots well at all. Kayla is a trooper. When she was younger she even giggled when they took her temperature rectally... :lol: I know, I know...I think she's a little weird too.
Michelle, Penny, Melissa, Jeniqua...HI girls! I see you've been working hard on the challenge. I'm going to try to get my exercise in today. I think I can handle it. I better do extra too, to cover that McD's boo boo.
Well gotta go...melt down in progress. Nicole pulled the head off Kayla's barbie. (its not like she doesn't have about 40 of them anyhow).
12-21-2004, 06:42 PM
Hi ladies. I'm back from it all. My feet ache and I'm pooped. Went to the doc and everything is good. Lost a pound, I'm so glad about that. That puts me in at 25 lbs. I've gained so far and I'm thrilled with that.
Then went and finished up ALL my christmas shopping. It was crowded but I didn't have any kids with me so it was fun. I went to get pizza for dinner because I didn't get home until 500 and was STARVING.
I'll get personal later if I can. Gotta finish eating and then give kids a bath. I hope to sit back and watch a movie later, I got ELF and Walking Tall with The Rock.
I'll check in later.
12-21-2004, 07:16 PM
Chris, I guess this week we both had a break down this week on the McD's. How well, don't feel bad about it. Like you said, just work it off. Now and then It's ok. Hope you are feeling better.
Crystal, I'm so glad all went well at the doctors today! Hope you are having a good afternoon/evening.
Jill, glad all went well with Bayley at the dr today. YUCK about the snot! I remember that happening to Abigail when she was small. Did you get in some exercise today? Good job on being OP today....Me too.!
Penny, hope you are having a good day. Have fun with the exchange at karate.
Michelle, good job getting you challange in today! How many of those cookies did you eat??? I'm watching you girl!
Jeniqua, sorry your daughter isn't feeling well. I hope she feels better soon.
Hey Tracy, h ow's it going?
Jaymi, did you get in your exercise today? How r u feeling? Are you all packed up for TX's. how did the kids like there gifts?
Anyway, Gals, I am pooped tonight. I burned Well OVER 630Calories today. Thats the best I've ever done. I was doing 11 minute miles on the Precore machine for 3 miles and then I slowed down a bit. That was with an incline that varied from 3 to 5 and a resistance that varied from 1-4. Ughh. I pushed and pushed. I set the machine for 35minutes and then I felt like I could keep going so I set it again and went as long as I could. 48 minutes there in total. Plus 5 minutes on the stepper that's like an escalator. AND my challange. PLUS a half hour of training. I know if I get 7 darn minutes in I get extra points, but I don't know if I can. I"M BEAT! Yell ladies!!! Make me do it! I mean really, 7 more minutes...... I was so happy when I left though. I know I'm improving so much. I can't wait till I really start losing weight like crazy.. I hope this happens anyway. We do this thing at the gym where I have to balance myself in sort of a push up position, but on my elbows. When I first started with the trainer I could only do 8 seconds in perfect form. TOday, I DID IT FOR 60! Trainer was so happy for me! I thanked her for pushing me all the time. I feel so much better about myself!
Sorry, that was so long and about me, but I felt that we post when we have a bad day, that I wanted to share a positive exeperience with you all. :o
Hope you are all doing well tonight. Lunch and dinner was soup and half sandwich for me. Just plain tomato soup. I had a slice of bread with 4carb PB with dinner. I need more water today. I think I only got in 56 or so. Oh well, night still young.
Biggest loser finale is on tonight 8pm EST. Gotta watch and see what happens.
12-21-2004, 07:47 PM
Hello ladies.. Thanks for all the get well wishes with my dd. Unfortunately now my son and I are sick. I only got in 24 oz of water because my throat is sore and closing up. It really hurts to swallow..uugghh!! I really haven't eaten anything today. My whole body aches. I am getting ready to do my challenge for the day and then I am going to bed. My head hurts too..anyone want to come and take all this away!!?
Melissa~ You are doing great as always! Come on, you can do the last 7 minutes. We're all here cheering you on. GO MELISSA GO!!
Jill~ I'm glad your dd's appointment went well. You're doing great with satying OP!! Keep up the great job!!
Jaymi~ How's your day?? Did you exercise??
Roxy~ Hey girl!! How are you??
Michelle~ How's it going?? What's this I hear about you eating cookies?! Hope you had a wonderful OP day.
Kristin~ Thanks for the chat! I really needed it. We can both do this challenge..Let's all do our best. Here's to the the new and thinner us!
Penny~ Hey! How are you?? Hope you had a great OP day!!
Well I better go do my challenge so I can go to bed..If I forgot anyone I am soo sorry! I will be back tomorrow evening because I have a full house of kids tomorrow. Have a nice night everyone!!
12-21-2004, 09:44 PM
Jeniqua-Don't get sick.... I'm fighting a cold off right now. I'm hoping I'm not sick for Christmas. Good job on trying to stay active today.
Melissa-You powerhouse!!! I got some exercise in...well I guess its alot for me since I have to be careful about the joints. I did all 60 min. of the WATP tapes and my challenge walk. It feels so good, esp. after that McD's binge.
Crystal-Glad all is well in "baby" world. So does the doc. have an est. on how big he thinks the baby is? Mine felt my stomach close to my due date and said around 8 lbs. She was surprised when I had Nicole and it was 8 lbs. even. My daughter never likes to be "off".
Well I'm going to finish up watching the Biggest Loser. My hand hurts AGAIN!!! I got that splint on and hopefully it will feel better tomorrow. Darn thang!!!
12-21-2004, 10:36 PM
LOL ya'll are on my butt about them cookies aren't you ;)
I only had 2 which isn't bad at all. So I ate a roast beef sub, baked lays, 2 snickerdoodles, and a diet coke thats all I ate today.
Mel, I am just beaming with pride for you!! You are such an inspiration!!!! :grouphug:
Chris, you are doing awesome as well!!!! Keep it up girl!!
Okay sorry so short I'm gettin ready to go to bed.
Love to all!