Support Groups - Desperate Housewives #324 Wednesday




melmcc99
12-22-2004, 07:27 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 ... :o

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


treasaigh
12-22-2004, 07:38 AM
Argh!! My DH's relatives keep sending us treats. Harry & David Moose Munch and the like. A bottle of malted-milk balls. I think I'm screwed!

Well, Sarah is sick for sure, hopefully she'll be over the worst of it by Saturday, or we'll infect all the relatives. Sorry to everyone else who's sick! Jill - I loved the snot story!

Here's my mommy success story for the day - I got Sarah to eat three bites of lasagne last night. She's my picky eater - it's a power struggle. But last night, I WON. And I'm gonna keep on winning, too, now that I know how. :lol:

Jill - Matthew had his 15 month shots on Monday - he does pretty well with them, but not as good as your DD!!

I think I'm going to do some yoga in a bit. When I can't get motivated to jump around, yoga seems to work. And maybe it'll relieve some of the holiday stress. I finished the last of my shopping yesterday at Tuesday Morning.

See everyone later!

melmcc99
12-22-2004, 07:41 AM
Good Morning Everyone! How is everyone today? I feel pretty good. I'm ready for new challanges at the gym today. TOM is coming any day now, so I feel a bit bloated. Scale says I'm at 202.8. Which is a bit up, but I'm not worried. Yesterday it said 203.8, which was one of the reasons I busted my butt so much yesterday. Anyway, I want to see 199.8 or lower by Sunday! I am going to work my pituti off till then. I hope I can do it. Usually, when TOM comes I drop 3lbs. We'll see. I DID NOT do that extra 7 minutes. I KNOW I KNOW...7 lousy minutes, but I was pooped. Soup and salad day for me with my water challange and a good 1 hour at the gym should help.

What is everyone having for dinner tonight?

QOTD: Is there anything particular that you would like for xmas? Not including enjoying the holiday with your children and all. THat's a given. Top priority for me.

Answer: Well, I got my gift early. THat was the additional training sessions at the gym..

Have a wonderful day!


melmcc99
12-22-2004, 07:44 AM
Tracy, sorry I missed your post.....DONT EAT THAT HARRY AND DAVID FOOD! Darn relatives. DO they have to send food gifts? Anyway, great job on getting ds to eat last night. I know it's hard sometimes. He'll get there! Go to it with the Yoga...

treasaigh
12-22-2004, 07:51 AM
Ha, Mel! I'll tell you what I'd really like for Christmas - the perfect pair of pajamas. I'm on a mission. Have been for years. Pretty but not frilly, warm enough but not flannel. And I have to look good in them, as good as the model. :D

Chris - I checked the response at VF - folks recommended slower yoga routines (not Power or Ashtanga) and pilates. If you would PM me with your address, I'll send you a tape or two - I have a pilates tape that's beginner level and good, just don't use it that often. I might have a yoga tape you can have as well. That way you can test the idea without spending anything. ;) Some people posted links to articles from Yoga Journal and the like. You might want to check those out.

Okay, got to go be productive!

mamawithdreams
12-22-2004, 08:20 AM
:coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :D

Morning ladies. I slept terrible and got up with ALL three kids at once this morning. You'd think I would be in a bad mood and I keep telling myself I should be, but I'm not. I'm glad I'm not, I think it's because we're staying home today and it's COLD, COLD, COLD and rainy, sleety, snowy outside. I'll do some laundry, some cooking, some computer stuff and some napping. I'll take it easy.

How is everyone doing today? How did everyone sleep?

Tracy, glad you got dd to eat last night. How old is she? I have some picky ones, but my sis has some PICKY ones. I mean PICKY.

Mel, you are doing great. You WILL break that 100 mark by New Year's. That's a GREAT way to ring in the new year.

Chris, I haven't asked the doc how big he thinks the baby is. I keep forgetting. He hasn't offered either. I may wait until he does an "internal" check. I, myself, think this is my smallest one yet. But even 8.8 would be my smallest so who knows.

Okay, all the kids are up and dh is getting up and I'm sure they're going to be hollering for breakfast pretty soon, so I'll check in later. I'll be around all day.

1hot_tomato
12-22-2004, 08:35 AM
Good morning Ladies!

Well it's a frigid -12 (-31 w/c) :eek: this morning but hopefully we'll break the zero mark and get up to 2 or 3 today, tomorrow will be colder. The children are all home today so I don't have to take anyone shopping if I don't feel like it. I'm thinking of Martin, I really don't like taking babies out in the cold. But shopping I will do, cause I have to and I don't want to go any closer to Christmas when it gets more crowded.

Tracy- as to your nighty question, my mom sends me these things from Florida, they are really great. 100 % cotton lounge dresses. Long dress, short sleeved, t-shirt dresses. Very colorful, and stylish. She says everybody wears them in Florida around. But I like them for bed! During the summer I did wear them around the house just cause they are so comfy, DD asked me why I was wearing my nighty all day. :dizzy: Stay away from the Harry and David's! Some men should just be avoided.

Mel- Up early, huh? Hope your TOM won't be the bloat as usual, but the three pounds down sounds good afterward! That's why you ate the cake the other day! Curses! As for the QOTD: Hmmmm! That's a good one, I'm not even anticipating getting anything. DH and I don't exchange presents, all for the kiddies. I would like to have a small sum set away for the garden this year, so I could get all my stuff without the sticker shock. I spend about 100.00-200.00 every year. This is not generally for flowers, but trees and plants. This year asparagus and raspberries. I love my garden and try to make it better every year. Plus one of these years a garden fence would be great, we have way to many deer, rabbits, chickens and children tromping through.

1hot_tomato
12-22-2004, 08:42 AM
Hi Crystal!
Glad you're in a good mood this morning! Yup, it's cold! Ya know I don't have any picky eaters. I think when they are very small they see how fast the food goes at the supper table, and if they don't eat, well someone will eat their share. So all of mine are kind of like "Hey, give me some of that!" Martin already want to eat, but he's only up to bananas, so far. You can't eat anything and hold him, forget it he wants it too! Thinks he's missing out!

~Roxy :snf:

chrily
12-22-2004, 09:45 AM
Okay, by rights, since I'm in Montana, I should be having worse weather than you Crystal...It's kind of cold but I think the high today is in the upper teens. Christmas day it's supposed to be even warmer. My gosh, I want some snow!!!!

Crystal-You don't look big enough to carry such large babies. My smallest one was Tiana, weighing in at 6 lb. 9 1/2 oz. Kayla was 7 lb. 14 oz. And Nicole was little Miss 8 lb. Well I hope its an easy delivery for you anyhow.

Tracey-I'll pm you my address. Those videos would be great to try. Thanks bunch. Sorry to hear you have a sicky. Nicole has really got a goopy nose and yucky eyes. Eye drops and rest I guess. My dh thinks she has a sinus infection. I don't know though. She always gets colds worse than everyone else. I'm just glad her breathing is doing okay. Usually its a ton of breathing treatments for her. Haven't had to do any so far. Hey, I have a very picky eater...What's your strategy? I could use help with that one.

Roxy-Morning! I don't get my kids all home til tomorrow. I have to work too, so I guess my sister can have them all for the day. She'll probably play the xbox with Tiana and the other 4 play really good together. (her 2 and my 2).

Mel-I'll pulling for you. I want to see you take that trip to ONEderland. One way ticket. YOu have to stay there... :D It would be just awesome to be there before Christmas. Way to go so far....

~chris

mamawithdreams
12-22-2004, 09:47 AM
Roxy, mine don't start out picky, but they see their cousins and each other that won't eat this or that therefore they think it's not good.
Ally wouldn't eat a hamburger until she was well over two. No reason, just wouldn't. She still will NOT eat chicken or pork. Usually not red meat either. Sometimes she'll eat a steak but mostly the only meat she eats is sausage, bacon and wienies.
Alisa just looks at something and will determine if she wants it or not. Andrew isn't very picky, BUT he doesn't like the quick meals, he's a man at heart already, because he wants the big meals.
Okay, time for me to eat breakfast. TTYL

mamawithdreams
12-22-2004, 09:50 AM
Chris, well to tell you the truth, it's getting colder all day but the low tonight is still only in the 20's. But keep in mind we're in Texas so it's just COLD!!!
You can't see my hips in my picture, but God intended for me to have kids. Alisa was 8.12, Ally was 8.10 and Andrew was 8.14. I'm hoping anything less than 8.8 would be heaven.
Okay, kids are really getting to me, so I've got to go for now.

mompen
12-22-2004, 10:08 AM
Ok Chatty, Chatty, Chatty this am aren't we???? :)

Let me see if I can catch up already... Jilly Bean... You are gonna have forty posts before you wake up......lol

Crystal,
I'm glad you got your xmas shopping done and the appt. went well. Congrats on losing the pound that is great! How much did you gain with all of your other kiddos?

Chris,
Hi there! I just wanted to say how great you are doing on the challenge! You are doing awesome!

Mel,
Ok Girlie! I can hear the enthusiasm in your post.... :D I am rooting for you girlie! If anyone deserves it, it is you!

Roxy,
I am a follow gardener... I know whatcha mean about sticker shock... Sometimes is it cheaper to go buy it in the store!!!!!

Tracy,
Congrats to you on getting dd to eat! YAH! That is a mama accomplishment :D

Well I am gonna get my day started.. I am babysitting my nephew today (age 8) and we have a funeral to go to but I am not sure if I am gonna make it. Hubby might have to go on his own :(

Well I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

TTYL!

mompen
12-22-2004, 10:12 AM
psssssttt...

Crystal,

Change your next appt. :) Are you going to every two weeks yet?

MichelleRae
12-22-2004, 10:32 AM
Good Morning Ladies!!!

Tracy WTG!!! You are winning the battle with dd!! I wish mine would eat good lol!! They only want to eat when they want to eat and What they want to eat lol. Breakfast this morning for Teagan (1) was 4 bananas!!! Can you believe that, I think the only reason she wanted so many was because she just learned how to say banana, so she kept getting bananas and bringing them to me saying "nana nana" pretty cute lol. Oh yeah, remember, you have power over the treats!!

Penny I hope you have a wonderful day today!!! Thanks for the chit chat last night. Oh btw Taylor ended up back in my bed shortly after I went to bed last night, she woke me up so I came back to chat a little but you had gone to bed lol. Can't wait to hear what your massive gift is lol!!

Crystal, the time is getting close can't wait, I'm excited for you!!

Chris its pretty cold here girl!! We got 3 inches of snow yesterday and supposed to have more coming. Hope you have a great day!!!

Mel you are doing awesome, I know I say this everyday but everyday I'm so impressed by your diligence in going to the gym!! Keep it up!!! :bravo:

Well today is the easy challenge day lol I should be able to get 100 oz of water down pretty easy!! I slacked while I was off work and didn't drink all my water, probably why I am back up again :( I just don't totally understand all this weight stuff lol.

oh yeah QOTD: ummmm, I asked for a piece of jewelry, I don't care what piece, but I want hubby to pick out a personal gift for me, he hasn't ever done that yet if you can believe it.

I need to go feed the kiddos. I'll be back later!!

MichelleRae
12-22-2004, 10:36 AM
omg I skipped Roxy lol!! Roxy I hope it warms up there a little!! I don't think its that cold here yet! Thank goodness!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

mamawithdreams
12-22-2004, 10:37 AM
Penny, I gained 40 lbs. with Alisa, 39 lbs. with Ally and 50 lbs. with Andrew. So far I've gained 25 lbs. and that is excitement for me.
I go every two weeks until the next time on the 4th, then I'll go every week.

treasaigh
12-22-2004, 10:51 AM
Roxy, Chris - Ouch!! I'm getting frostbite just reading your posts!! Dang, that's cold!

Well, I managed to do aerobics afterall this morning. Figured if I'm going to get sick, I'd better do it now, and it wasn't too bad once I got started. And it'll help me get my water in today. (And I'll need more water to wash down those malted-milk balls - DOWT!! :devil: )

Oh, Jilly - I had a gross moment nursing DS this morning - snot was all over my breast. Blllaaaaaaaahhhh. Ick.

And to answer questions on the picky eater - she's almost four, and refuses everything but bacon, Cheerios, the occasional apple, pizza (I always get it with spinach, har har), peanut butter, toast, and milk. (I'm sure there are a few other things, but it's pretty severe.) Oh, and ice cream. But she even resists sweets - won't drink juice, even. So it was an accomplishment. At first, I got her to take the tiniest taste (and if I do say so, I make a beechin' lasagne) and she said, with shock, "This is good!!" But she wasn't used to so much texture, so she still didn't eat much. We're going to work on something new at each meal.

Okay, off to shower my sweaty self. :)

mamawithdreams
12-22-2004, 11:08 AM
Tracy, don't want to burst any bubbles and let's hope I'm wrong, but wait until they eat it once and the next time their like, "I don't like this". I HATE that. Alisa is terrible about that. One time Alisa loves lasagna and one day she hates it. It drives me nuts.
Okay, I'm working on some house stuff and doing laundry which isn't fun because my washer and dryer are outside and it's COLD!!!
I'll check in later.

sydsmom
12-22-2004, 12:05 PM
hi -fly by for me....long laughing night last night thanks to some ladies.....names go unmentioned. :) Anyway, I am going to surprise attack my housr today and get it cleaned up! IT looks horrible, the dogs have have socks and underwear drug out all over the house the desk is piled, the kitchen has dishes, and crap everywhere, the entry, kitchen and living rom have christmas presents strewn everywhere from Sunday. and I have nothing wrapped that didn't gp with us on sunday...and out friends are coming over tonight to eat with us and exchange gifts! YIKES! I am over whlemed. Hopefully I can get it all done today! :)
SO if you wanna fly, I'm your lady! LOL! :lol: I will get back her to get personal. no gym today for me, just probably thre challenge, but definately tomorrow while dd is at pre-school! :)

TTYL! :) IM me to FLY !!!

chrily
12-22-2004, 12:12 PM
Guess what? It's snowing!!! I should have looked out the window before. I hope its stays but who knows around here anymore

On with the food discussion. Tiana is picky...no potatoes, not much into meat, but loves chocolate, macaroni and cheese. She has allergies to bananas and eggs, peanut butter and yeast. Kayla is my little "nothing" eater right now. She will eat breakfast, touches most of her lunch but dinner time rolls around and every night its "i don't like it" to everything on her plate. She hasn't eaten more then 3 bites of her dinner in like a month. And get this...she hates corn but loves peas. What kind of kid is that? Nicole is my walking food disposal. The kid doesn't miss many meals and loves her snacks. She's becoming a little more picky at dinner but not too bad yet.

QOTD: I asked my dh for some pajama lounge pants, the Garfield movie, and a scrapbook cd. I'm not into recieving presents. Whenever anyone asks me what i want, I have a hard tome figuring out anything. I probably the worst dressed because of that fatal flaw. I can go out with the best of intentions for myself and come back with clothes for the kids. Anyhow, not sure what I'll get from dh...I don't know how much money he has in his wallet. :lol: Kind of tight this year and I think I took most of his paycheck to get the kids their gifts.

Hey I got a SNOT moment too. Nicole was snoozing in our bed the other night (like usual anymore) and she sneezed. I could hear the stuff but didn't get the kleenex fast enough. She wiped her nose on my pillow. YUCK! Now why couldn't she have faced the other direction to do that? :lol:

Michelle-We're finally getting some snow. Not much accumulation though.

melmcc99
12-22-2004, 01:23 PM
Hey all! Back from the gym and still have to hit the showers.....don't you just smell me from there? Anyway, I did 35minutes on the Precore Machine and burned 400calories. Give or take about 5 ..when the machine stopped I was at 388 so I kept going for another minute or two. I was burning 11.5 calories per minute. Anyway, I also did about 1/2 hour of sit ups and Foam Roller. Something new the trainer has been showing me. It helps losen muscles and helps with circulation and all. Hard work though. Hurts like heck!

Crystal, WTG on only gaining the 25 so far. Good job staying on track.

Chris, thanks for routing me on. I'm routin for you too. You are doing awesome, especially with that darn RA. You are almost there too. Keep it up girl.

Roxy, You garden must be beautiful. In the spring take a pic for us and send it our way. I'd love to see it!

Penny, have a great day watching you nephew!

Tracy, sorry, I meant dd, your daughter earlier not ds your son. Keep it up with the food. Make it interesting. Picky kids are tough. ds on my end is picky. DD is not at all.

Kristin, hey girl! How's that house comin along? Mine is a disaster. I need a good couple hours to get it spick and span. Good luck.

All from me for now, I have to hit the shower before bugga wakes up!

sharqueen76
12-22-2004, 01:25 PM
Good afternoon ladies! I am feeling much better. I have a house full of kids today. I've gotten 480z of water in so far. I am determined to get 100 oz of water in today! It's going to be a great OP day for me.

Mel~ You really are making this a great year to remember! You're well on your way to a new and thinner you.

Crystal~ You have some big babies! I thought 8 lbs 10 oz was big. Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Chris~ You are doing great with the challenge. You seem so motivated. Lets make this another great day!

Michelle~ Your weight will be back down before you know it. YOU CAN DO IT!!

Penny~ Hey!! How's your day so far?? Sending lots of cheers your way for an OP day.

Kristin~ Where are you girl? How's your day going?

Jill~ It must be nice to sleep the day away..LOL! I hope you're having a wonderful OP day.

Roxy~ Hey!! I love gardens! MY family had one growing up. I really miss it. I should start my own. I think I will this summer. We have plenty of space for one.

Tracy~ I'm glad you were able to get dd to eat. I only have one picky child. LIke one of Crystal's kids if she doesn't like the way something looks she won't touch it. You wouldn't think she was picky though because she's a big girl. She'll be 4 on the 27th and she's the same size as her 5 year old sister. They wear the same clothes and shoe sizes.

Well I better go! I hope evryone is having a great day!! I'll bbl.

sharqueen76
12-22-2004, 01:31 PM
ooohh QOTD~ I would love a gym subscription for Christmas but it would be hard to get there. If I had to settle for something else I would like my husband to stay home Christmas night instead of volunteering at the ambulance Corp. He said he has to because no one else is signed up. Everyone else wants to spend the day with their family. I told him that's what I want but he didn't say anything, so we'll see.

mamawithdreams
12-22-2004, 01:38 PM
I forgot about the QOTD. But I really don't want anything. I mean, dh and I don't swap gifts and I'm not expecting or asking for anything from him. But for my family that will buy me stuff I asked for things for the new house. New linens and I want an electric griddle. I didn't ask but was also wanting some things for the new baby. Diapers, wipes, recieving blankets, lotions, baby bath, powder and such.
But otherwise, I don't get into the gift part of Christmas very much.
Okay, gotta get lunch going. TTYL

sydsmom
12-22-2004, 01:43 PM
okay real quick QOTD: I asked for a digital camera.......and I got one! :) WHO-HOO! He gave it to me early so I can use it on X-mas, etc. I love it! I will post the link so you all can see which one it is. I highly recommend it ! :) The other things that I want are a computer program that help you design your own home, it will be helpful for my architectural engineering classes. and also for fun :) and I wanted also a arm band radio for running again...hope i got that too....who knows. :) who cares, I just love the season! :)

I am doing horrible with water today, still on my first glass and its the freaking afternoon! I gotta get moving. Someone asked what we are having for dinner. IT will be LOw fat beef strognaoff, and "lite cresent rolls"....I think I will throw in some msuhrooms and onions (sauteed in mrs dash) for a veggie! :) okay dd is begging for lunch...gotta get moving. i already got the chlean clothes folded/hung and put away and now I am working on general straightening up of the upstairs! :) Love to you all !:)
:grouphug:

sydsmom
12-22-2004, 01:48 PM
whoops - forgot the link to my camera :) Check it out if you want too, its just from the kodak website! :)
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=1840&pq-locale=en_US

melmcc99
12-22-2004, 02:08 PM
Kristin, Great Camera. I wish I had a new one, but mine is ok enough for now.

mompen
12-22-2004, 03:50 PM
HI Ladies....

Just a flyby for me :(

I am so sick of this house being upside down. A tornado has ran through it!!!EEEEEEEKKKKK!!

So I am cleaning like there is no tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chrily
12-22-2004, 04:49 PM
I've had 73 oz. of water so far and have visited the bathroom so many times...arggghhh....

Kristin-That is the same camera I got. You are ABSOLUTELY going to LOVE it. It's called Easyshare for a reason I guess. But it has so many options, its hard to take a bad picture. I know I wouldn't trade mine for anything else.

Melissa-How can you keep up with all that hard work. I'm huffin and puffin my way through mine.

Jeniqua-How's the day going for you? I sure wish your dh would stay home for Christmas night. That would be great for you and your kids. Drink, drink, drink that water. This is supposed to be the easiest of all the challenges but I forget to drink.

Penny-Come clean my house....please!!!!!!!!!!! I got my nephew here today too. My sister is the parent helper in her dd's preschool today. My other sister was busy so I got him. Poor little guy has a goopie eye too. I hate to say it, but I think Nicole spread it to him. Uh oh! My sister still has eye ointment for him though from the summer when Nicole threw sand in his face and he got about a sandbox full in his eye. I have an "angel" :devil: .

I better get back to getting them all ready to go get Tiana from school. That'll be about a 10 minute load into the van, for a 5 min. ride, and then the 10 min. unload and round up as they all scatter in forty different directions.

~chris

melmcc99
12-22-2004, 05:47 PM
Chris, I've been doing this now for over 2 months. I was huffing and puffin for a while. All though, I am huffin and puffin here too, just a good kind.

Anyway, DD is sick :( she has a 202.7 fever and rising. I hope it;s not the flu. I don't think it is, but always nervous about that. So you won't see me back on tonight. I want to stay with her and snuggle her. DH is doing that now. He's going out later with a friend. I got my water in though. bbt

mamawithdreams
12-22-2004, 05:49 PM
Checking in. I've had a nice slow day. I got one load of laundry done and the other is in the dryer. It has been snowing most of the day. Started out with huge, beautiful flakes and now it's small but really thick. This is VERY strange for Texas. But it is gorgeous.

Kristin, I got a Kodak Easyshare when I purchased my Dell computer. It has been good, but I can't keep the batteries charged. They die too soon. But otherwise it is easy and takes great pictures. The software is very explanatory.

Jeniqua, I do have big, big babies but I know many people that have bigger too.

Mel, thanks for the wtg on only 25 lbs. It's still too much for me since I'm big to begin with, but it beats 40 to 50 lbs. Of course, I do have about 6 weeks to go. I just hope I can do things as well as you after I have the baby even though I don't have a gym or personal trainer membership. I'll do the best I can and can use you as motivation.

Dinner is salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and some noodles. I don't eat the noodles, I'll replace that with a salad. It's gonna be cold all week, but this is the only day with snow and such. I'd like a sunny but cold Christmas since I have to get out of the house.
What is everyone's plans for this weekend? Friday, we're going to my moms and having lunch and Christmas with my sister and all of my family. Then we'll come home and have some dinner and then sit around the tree and open our gifts to the kids. Then Saturday morning, we'll eat cereal and then get to dh's grandmas. They eat Christmas breakfast or brunch around 1000, then open gifts and start lunch which we'll eat around 200 or 300. I always look so forward to all the fun we have. I enjoy it at dh's grandparents more than my family and I hate to say that, but it's true. I just can't wait. I tried to get dh to invite his dad over to our house Christmas Eve evening for dinner and to watch the kids open their gifts. We've NEVER had a holiday with him and he's never seen Andrew, but I don't think dh wants to. He really can't stand his dad but I hate to think that his dad will spend Christmas, alone in a hotel room. But we'll see if dh changes his mind.
I didn't mean to go on and on, but I was just waiting for dinner to cook and the kids were being quiet so I thought I'd hang around for a bit.
Hope all is well with everyone.
TTYL

mamawithdreams
12-22-2004, 05:51 PM
Mel, I'm so sorry dd is sick. I hope it's nothing serious. I hate it always, but right at the holidays it just messes everything up. I'll keep you and her in my prayers. Hope she gets better SOON!

Bayleysmom
12-22-2004, 05:57 PM
Hey ladies! You all were busy posting this morning! I was actually up by 8 so I came in here thinking I would get a good post in and there were so many already I decided to wait till I got home and got baby down for a nap! LOL Penny was right when she said I was going to wake up to like 40 posts! Anyway got to the gym and worked out for an hour!! I did upper body and my arms are so weak now I can barely pick Bayley up! I am also sore from doing my 50 min walk/run yesterday so I am hurting today, but's its a good hurt I guess. Been drinking a lot of water too, almost got 64 oz down and had to stop at Target just to run in and pee today!! LOL I thought I was going to burst. Anyway the rest of the day is just taking care of my little snot nose sicky and trying to get things picked up around here, also need to get a shower and go with sis stocking stuffer shopping tonight. SHould be a blast with all these late shoppers!

Chris gotta love those snot stories! LOL I was laughing about yours. When Bayley sneezes and stuff comes out she stops wherever she is and looks at me like she's scared until I get it off her face, I think it's because I always say Uh Oh really loud when that happens so now she knows what's coming! lol kind of funny! Sounds like you are doing good today, too cool about the snow.

Penny I think the tornado must have blown through my house too, sure made quick time between LA and Oregon! lol

Hi Kris love the camera!! I'm chatting with you right now so not much to say except I'm out like pegged pants! lol

Crystal glad everything went well with the doc (did I already tell you that?) Can you tell I'm a little frazzled from Christmas? lol Anyway good job on the good mood, you sound great!

Hi Jeniqua, I didn't sleep the day away! LOL It's just really early here when you all post so I'm always the last one up cuz I'm the only one from the west coast on this thread lol. However if Bayley slept in till 10 I'm sure I would join her! Glad your feeling better!

Mel another wonderful workout as usual!! Good for you!! Making up for that cake I see. I'm sure you will do great at this weeks WI!

Tracy I was cracking up when I read about your snot story! Too funny!! Hope you are staying out of the snacks! lol you can do it!!

Hi Michelle!

Roxy brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! That's too cold for me!! Is there snow too? I love working in my garden too! I love my hydrangeas, I bought them a few years back when they were really small and they keep getting bigger and bigger, they are just so pretty. Your garden sounds great too! They are a lot of work but so worth it, especially if you grow your own food!

Ok I don't think I missed anyone and if I did SORRY!! lol I need to get scootin so I can get some things done! Hope you all are doing great!!

Bayleysmom
12-22-2004, 06:04 PM
Mel sorry about your daughter!! I hope she feels better soon, seems like our kids are passing around the sickness!

chrily
12-22-2004, 06:38 PM
Mel, your dd is a sick little one too. Okay, I think everyone has at least one sick child in the house now. As long as its gone by Christmas Eve.

Jill-Isn't it just sick that we are all swapping "snot" stories... :rofl: This is what we do for fun. I haven't got much exercise in today, but have drank almost all my water for the day. I'm developing quite the relationship with the bathroom.

Crystal-Christmas Eve we're going to the Christmas program at the church in the afternoon. Then we go to my Dad's house for the evening. Get the kids home and into bed. Christmas morning we open our presents and see what Santa left. Then get ready, hustle over to my sister's before we have to run out of town to deliver Tiana to her dad's house. Back into town by 2:00 for dinner at dh's mom's house and open presents there. Home in the evening and collapse.... :lol: Dh's brother hasn't been home for Christmas in 26 yrs. so this ought to be neat. His other brother is coming down from his house too. I love Christmas but hate all this running we have to do. Last year was so easy because we had Christmas here and everyone came to us. THis year, it's back to hectic.

Well guess I better go figure out what's for dinner. I hate that job.
~chris

mamawithdreams
12-22-2004, 06:49 PM
Chris, bite your tongue. I don't have any sick ones. Andrew had that little cold but it seems to be gone, just a little runny nose. Otherwise everyone's fine. I hope all the sick ones out there are better for the holidays.
You will be busy. That's why we can't wait until next year, we'll have our new big home and plan to have everyone to our house instead of this running around. It's not terrible, we only have one place to go on Christmas Eve and one place to go on Christmas, but it will be nice to have it our home. I LOVE hosting parties and being the hostess so I can't wait.
Okay, now I'm ready to eat dinner. TTYL

orate
12-22-2004, 08:48 PM
Hey Roxy!

I signed up. And I thought it was cold here. Don't think you'll talk me into movin' to MN any time soon!

mompen
12-22-2004, 09:22 PM
Hi Ladies,

Mel,
I am soooo sorry to hear Abigail is sick :( That really sucks! Hopefully it will be a 24 hour bug and then it will go AWAY! Sending some get better vibes your way!

I wanna address everyone but my baby too is not feeling well :(

Gotta go rock him ....

I'll check in in the am

mompen
12-23-2004, 08:27 AM
Startin a new thread :D