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mamawithdreams
12-28-2004, 07:31 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 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


mamawithdreams
12-28-2004, 07:41 AM
:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

Good morning to all of you ladies. I'm so sorry I've been MIA. I think Friday morning was my last post. Of course, Christmas kept us busy, busy, busy. We had Christmas with friends on Thursday, my family on Friday, dh's family on Saturday and then Sunday I didn't feel good at all but managed to stay extra busy, after Christmas clean up and then yesterday I had errands to run. But I'm back with only 5 weeks left of my pregnancy.
Yesterday, had to get all the Christmas stuff down and get this place organized and try to make room for a new baby. That's hard to do with already 3 kids in a two bedroom house, but I managed somewhat.

Mel, I'm so sorry to hear about the accident. Glad to know you're okay. Hope you get some rest with all those kids there. You're brave.

Penny, glad to see you've been posting and doing great on the challenge.

Hello Geri, Deana and Chris. Glad your Christmas was nice.

Ours was too. Kids got all kinds of goodies with lots of pieces to keep up with, yuck!!! I got new bath linens and kitchen linens for the new house, which is what I asked for. Got a sweater, new set of pots and pans, $100 bucks, a new purse, concordance to my bible. All kinds of little goodies from my nieces and nephew.
All in all, we had a great Christmas. It was fun and not too stressful.

I'll try to post regularly again. I'm trying to get things done for the new house and get some lessons planned for school as we return back next week. We'll school until I have the baby and then take another break. Glad to be back on here and ttyl.

mompen
12-28-2004, 08:49 AM
Hi Crystal,
Glad to see everything went well for Christmas. Sounds like you racked up! ;) I can't believe Allison will be here w/in 5 weeks! WOW! All three of mine were all 3 weeks early!

Anyhow, Santa brought us tickets to WWE wrestling tonight. The kiddos are sooo excited!

Have a great day! TTYL


Jaymi_Dol_78
12-28-2004, 09:46 AM
Hello everyone! I'm sooo sorry I haven't been here.. but I've been soooo busy. I haven't stepped on the scale.. but so far... at least I HAVENT cheated and ate any meat. But for Christmas there was green beans, mustard greens, sweet potatos, potato salad, cornbread dressing.. whooo I didn't need any! My mom made me some gumbo with just shrimp in it! YUMMMM. But the thing that has been killing me are the fish sandwiches from Mcdonalds....... and the fries... but oh well. I haven't had a chance to exercise but I'm going to try and go turn in my free week membership from planetfitness. Anyways I better go. I hope all is doing great!!

chrily
12-28-2004, 10:32 AM
Morning peeps...
I'm getting my computer time in before I have to start cleaning. Dh didn't get much done yesterday so it's up to me today....Wonder Wife!!!

How's everyone doing? Recuperating from the holidays? I'm not worried about New Year's celebrating. We never do anything. Too old and too tired I guess. So it'll be easy to stay OP this week.

My head is STILL plugged up and I'm beginning to wonder if I have a sinus infection. No one else in this house is getting sick. Just me! Darn it.

Crystal-So glad to see you're still around. I was kind of wondering where you went. (thinking maybe baby Allison came early) Sounds like you had a nice Christmas. I was busy complaining about all the running around and relatives we had to see until we drove by houses that had lights on and only one car in the driveway. I felt really strange being all uptight about our schedule when there was a ton of people out there who had no one to celebrate Christmas with and nowhere to go. Sad to think about. I'm thankful I have family to be with.

Morning Penny-I think you got the Christmas present my brothers' would appreciate, esp. my younger brother. He's really into wrestling. He watches Smack down on Sat. nights religiously.

I guess I better get busy. I don't feel to awesome and my stomach keeps hurting really bad...but that can't stop the world I suppose. Time to be Mom.

~chris

melmcc99
12-28-2004, 11:03 AM
Morning all! Glad to hear all is going well crystal! Only five weeks ....WOW...I can't believe it almost here already. DO you think you'll go a full 5 or maybe 2 weeks early?? I know with me I was 36.4 weeks with Abigail and 34 weeks with Patrick. Even then I had had IT! Anyway, hang in there. When should the new house be done. Cool on all the gifts. I bet you could use that 100 buckaroos.....I got two gift certs to the gym, to use for my training....YES!!!

Penny, Wow, I bet you and the boys have a great time at WWE tonight! It's nice to get gifts for the whole family.

Chris, Hope you are feeling better soon. I am under the weather myself. Having the accident didnt' help. emotionally that is. I hope you are feeling better soon. Have fun with that clean up...lol I keep cleaning up here and it keeps coming back...

Abigail and I were headed to TRU to pick something up and there was a line of cars..I was stopped and I handed her a tissue in the back seat and I didn't realize I was rolling a bit and tapped the guy in a BIG van in front of me. NOT A SCRATCH on his van. Totally my fault though. He wasn't even sure I bumped him, thats how slow I bumped. It was like hitting a curb when pulling into a parking spot slowing and just tapping it. I still can't believe my car looks the way it does. The guy couldn't either. WEIRD! Abigail had no Idea what happend. Why are we sitting here.. Ridiculous. DH was so good though. he just said, don't worry about it. These things happen. He knew I was freaked, cause I've never had an accident....oh well.

ANyway, sorry to babble. I'm out of it. My head is in a fog and I am tired. I'll check back later, since I won't be able to go anywhere ..not even the gym. Dh is taking the car to be looked at.

melmcc99
12-28-2004, 11:06 AM
Oops, sorry Jaymi, glad your back. How was the visit with you mother? HOpe you enjoyed xmas with her. Glad you maintained weight. Cool on the membership trial at the gym.

chrily
12-28-2004, 12:58 PM
Crystal and Mel..
Here'a pregnancy horror for you both. I had Tiana at 37 weeks so I figured Kayla and Nicole would be early too. Not a chance. Kayla was almost 43 weeks when they decided to induce. Nicole was at 42 weeks when my water finally broke with her. Kayla was a bit too comfortable in me, I think. Not sure what Nicole's deal was. She was really active all the way to the end. But boy did my hips and pelvic bones hurt with her. With those too, even now, we're more late than on time.... :lol:

Okay, there you have it! I think you were lucky, Mel. Carrying those extra weeks is a real battle.

~chris

melmcc99
12-28-2004, 01:03 PM
Yeah, Carrying those extra weeks is a battle, but so was the Neo Natal INtensive Care unit and all the doctors Patrick had to go to for the first year. Thank goodness Abigail was ok. She was hospitalized with severe jundice Billirubin of 22 25 needs a transfusion. But once that was ok, she was fine. Bugga was scary though. Keep er' in Crystal....

sydsmom
12-28-2004, 01:06 PM
Hello Gals! :) I am so glad that everyone had a great Holiday :) We did as well ! Busy, Busy though. I did pretty good wiht eating and drinking my water. However my exercise was non-existant. I started off on a great foot yesterday though for the week, eating right (except a piece of pie for breakfast) and exercising. I just got back from the gym, and I feel pretty good. I really need a nap though, I am so tired from the weekend still.

Mel - So so sorry about the accident, I have only been in one where I tapped someone. The other 2, I was rear ended. IT sucks and gives you this horriblw unsafe feeling. Glad that there was a nice person on the other end :) Glad that none of you were hurt or anything.

Jaymi - Hope the free member ship works out for you! That would be great. Glad you had a nice time in Texas (that is where you were, right?) LOL! I get all confused!

Chris - Hey, I have the onset of a a sinus infectin too, I sound like a man, my vioce is all sick sounding and deep....LMAO......HOpe you get your cleaning done!

Penny - WWE sounds like fun, my hubby, BIL and FIL all went to one that was here in Omaha a while back. Glad you had a great christmas...I ment to tell you...Sydney carried around the pic of your boys and since I told her their names, she says ALL THE TIME "Hunter is my Boyfriend"....LOL Too cute! :) She talks to the picture and asks him all kinds of things like "do you like McDOnalds?" "MY doggy loves you too"...:lol: It was just too cute! :) I can't get it away from her, maybe when she is napping!

Crystal - sounds like you got a nice supply for the new house! Can't wait to meet little Allison. : ) I can't believe its so close! :) I remember when I read the post about you "feeling moody and all hormonal" yet you SWORE that you weren't prego! LOL! That is great, wish you all the best! :)

Okay I think I got you all! :) I am going to do my challenge and then sydney wanted to play "Don't Wake Daddy" (from santa :) ) TTYL! :) Havea great OP day all! :)

What is everyone planning for dinner....I need some new ideas :)

treasaigh
12-28-2004, 02:26 PM
Hi everyone!! I'm here. Matthew is napping, hooray. I CANNOT get on the computer with him around anymore. He's a nightmare! He hears the modem and comes running - has to hit and beat at it, puts it in sleep mode - or has a tantrum when I pull him away. :dizzy:

Mel - I'm so glad you're okay!! Yes, sheet happens. But it's terrific that the other guy's car had no damage.

I went to the store yesterday - avoided all the holiday crap on sale, and got healthy stuff only. DH wants to go to Walmart today to return one of our two toasters - not looking forward to getting in that mess, but it has to be done sometime. Exercised this morning for the first time since Christmas Eve. Oh, I got some new aerobic shoes from my mom!! Yea, mom!

Crystal - I kinda envy you - I really miss being pregnant. I loved having babies, just couldn't handle raising another infant. I hope you are as comfortable as possible.

Hugs to everyone dealing with the aftermath of Christmas. The kids have been cranky ever since, and it's too cold to go outside. I'll check back tomorrow!

chrily
12-28-2004, 02:51 PM
Okay...did 2 segments of WATP and am about ready to die. It's so hard to exercise when you're not feeling good. I still have my challenge walk to do and then I think I might do some more squats or lunges. Those are starting to feel good. I'm really able to tell my leg muscles are building up. WOO HOO!

There is a "good" early and a "bad" early" when you have a baby. I meant a "good" early. Sorry Mel. I forgot your little Bugga had a hard time. I did luck out though and none of mine were jaundice.

Well back to the battle of the house. After I do that for awhile, I'll get my challenge exercise in. TTFN.

P.s. Hi Tracey... :)

~chris

sydsmom
12-28-2004, 03:15 PM
Back again! Still slow day huh? Even after the X-mas rush! :)

Tracy - Hi! :) I don;t think we have met! :) I am Kristin, mom to Sydney and wife to a wonderful hubby Adam! We are currently trying to (not too hard :lol:) have another baby. In the mean time, I am working on getting healthy :) Haven't been doing my best, but I think that I am getting back on track now !!

Chris - WAY TO GO! on the workouts! :) You are doing awesome! I here ya about the lunges. They are killer until you get used to them...with my bad hips and knees, they are never easy....I do the minimal amount to get by! :lol3:

Okay dd is now down for a snooze, so I am going to try and work on this house. It needs a lot of TLC that is for sure. : ) Maybe a little later, I am going to get the new 6 in 1 printer hooked up ! :) okay ,TTYL, time to get to work!

melmcc99
12-28-2004, 03:15 PM
Chris, I know what you meant girlie. I wasn't being weird about it. Just noting the bad early too. I was ready when Abigail came. That's for sure. BTW, You are doing awesome with exercise. You are making me feel bad that I didnt do any today. I don't feel well either and am in NO MOOD to do it. But....I might have too.

Hey Tracy. Great job on getting in the exercise!

mamawithdreams
12-28-2004, 03:19 PM
Hi all. Just a check in for the day.

Tracy, glad you enjoyed being pregnant. I've always hated it. I'd rather have that little infant around than go through pregnancy. I absolutely HATE it.

Mel and Chris, Alisa and Ally were both 4 days late and Andrew was 4 days early. We moved into a new house and that's what pushed me into early labor with Andrew. Fortunately, since he was 8.14 anyways.
Mel, I do think I'll go the full term. I really don't think I'll go over, I stay too busy to, I think. I'm hoping to be on my due date or within a week before would be GREAT. I would like the 1st, though, because Alisa and Ally's birthdays fall on the 9th of the month and Andrew's falls on the 1st so I'd love to have this one on the 1st as well. But I can't tell you how terribly miserable I am. I mean, really, really, really miserable. I can only sleep on my back, I can't hardly shave my legs, put on socks or shoes or bend down to help the kids with theirs. I'm more than tired, always, I'm exhausted and this one is starting to somewhat effect my "wifely" duties, because I'm so uncomfortable. i just want to be back to normal. I know soon enough.
Well, I've been online all day shopping for wallpaper and border for a few of the rooms. I shopped yesterday for some window treatments. I was sooooo excited when I found Toile Roman Shades for my 3 matching windows in the livingroom. When I get new furniture, it hopefully will be denim and the walls will be blue, trim white and floor wood amongst some of the furniture. I was so excited.
Anyways, back to that. Hope all is well. TTYL

chrily
12-28-2004, 03:33 PM
Kristin,
Amazing as it seems, my knees aren't bugging me as bad, even with the lunges. I have noticed alot of changes in my arthritis by trying to do some exercise everyday. I've only had a few sore days and that is it. Can't beat that!
Mel,
I'm still feeling yucky. The exercise did help, but I know I'll be wanting to die after awhile. My head just hurts. I have never had it so plugged up.

Crystal,
I am so jealous of you. I would love to shop for window treatments and furnishings and such. I bet your probably not enjoying so much but I'm a terrible shop-a-holic. We have an older house and so I'm trying to come up with ideas to update the look of everything. We've finally decided to go rustic in the family room. It'll be neat when it's done. It's just a matter of waiting for the money to do it. Hopefully we'll get back a nice tax refund this year to help with that stuff. The last couple of years we've gotten back around $1100. Would be nice to see the same thing this year.

Well I hear my stomach growling. It's time to forage the kitchen for some food. Just don't know what's left. Dh cleaned the frig out on Monday...now she looks really bare and he doesn't get paid til this coming Monday. AARRGGHHH!

I will survive. :lol: TTFN
~chris

p/s okay...now where is Roxy? She's been MIA for a bit too.

Deana1113
12-28-2004, 04:03 PM
Good afternoon ladies.

Mel: So glad to hear you and Abigail are fine and that no one was hurt! These things happen, don't let it get you down too much.

Penny: Woohoo on the WWE tickets! My oldest would kill to go, he is so into wrestling. He was mad that I didn't buy him the new Smackdown vs. Raw for his PS2 but he talked his aunt into buying it for him so now he's a happy camper :D . Have fun!

Chris: Glad to hear that the excercise is making your arthritis feel better. You are doing awesome with the excercise! Hope your cold or sinus infection gets better soon.

Crystal: Wowsers! only 5 weeks left!!! I remember that feeling of miserable at the end. Just know that it will all be over soon. Can't wait to see a post saying you are on your way to the hospital! :D . Don't forget you have to let us know before you leave ;) . No matter what time of day or night it is.

Kristin: Sounds like you have been busy. Glad you had a great Christmas. We still aren't done yet :rolleyes:. We go to my family on Friday. My brother and his family went to his inlaws in TX for Christmas and everyone has to work thru Thursday. And my brother has to work on Friday as well so we can't do anything til about 5:30. I told my mom that is fine but we may have to cut it short because I want to be home before the drunks hit the road. It's about 20 miles from here. I want to be home by about 9 at the latest.

Tracy: Congrats on the aerobic shoes! Hope you're having a good day today! :D

Jaymi: STEP AWAY FROM THE FRIES!!! McDonald's is horrible unless you have a salad....which I absolutely LOVE the California Cobb Grilled Chicken with croutons and Balsamic Vinagrette dressing.....only 350 calories and sooo filling! Glad you had a good time in Tx for Christmas. Keep us the excercise!

Well, I need to get dh up from his nap so I can jump in the shower and start getting me ready to go to the company party tonight. I even went shopping to get a new sweater and a shirt for under it to wear tonight. I have not been shopping for me in so long I had to ask a friend who works at Walmart what she thought and we basically went for the same thing. I had 4 different tops to choose from and went with a soft pink with the scarf that wraps over the shoulder. I am going to have dh take pictures when I am ready, then after I finish the camera on Friday at mom's I will take it in to get developed and post some pics of me 40 lbs lighter than the ones on the MLW site. Woohoo! I haven't dressed up in so long I hope I remember how to do my makeup....I make look like I belong on a street corner :rofl:

TTYL

melmcc99
12-28-2004, 04:53 PM
.Deana, you are doing GREAT girl! I am so proud of your strides to lose weight. I can't wait to see the pics of you 40lbs lighter. Next month even lighter then that. Glad you found something to wear tonight. I know it's tough finding the right thing when you are overweight. I had trouble myself. Have a wonderful time though. Let us know how it goes....

BIGtimeLOSER
12-28-2004, 08:24 PM
This will be short as I have had no sleep the past two nights. Kids are not feeling well and I have to get up at 4:45...not a good combo for me! I will enjoy the early shift when we adjust to it.

I am trying to eat better, and I want to exercise as soon as I feel human again! I am ready to get back on track. Where I live we have sidewalks everywhere, so I am looking forward to the warmer weather the next few days so I can take some walks! Even short ones will be better than what I have been doing, right?? I hope I can get back on track, I was doing so good once, not sure what has happened.

I am so proud of all of you for your continous efforts, especially with the holidays that have come and gone...YOU STOOD STRONG! how awesome you all are for doing such a hard thing! I was weak, and waited...but I can't wait any longer. Time to get with the program!

Mel, glad you are okay!

Crystal, my this pg went fast!!!! I bet you are so excited! Are the kids?

Jaymi...no fish sandwiches!

Chris...You are awesome for not letting your illness stop you from trying. You are inspiring me with your courage and determination! YOU GO GIRL!

Deana...can't wait to see pics!!

Kristin...how's the house lookin?

I have been wanting to go check out the MLW site to watch and encourage you challengers, but I lost my link, can you all post it? I also forgot my screen name, so if you see a new member, tis likely me!! LOL!!

I will check back tomorrow!

Love to my Chicks!!!
~Cindi~

sydsmom
12-28-2004, 09:01 PM
HI deana and Cindi! :) Miss you both, I haven't been here that much! :)

Deana - I can't wait to see pics! I bet you looked SEXY SEXY! :o :cool: OH yeha baby! :) haha - have a great night, have fun at the christmas on New Years Eve, I hear ya about the drunks! IT sucks! We don't do much anyway either. MY good friend, its her b-day so we just hang out and have a few cocktails! :)

Cindi - House is looking lots, lots better! :) Sorry about the sickies combined with early rising. That stinks! :) Hope you had a wonderful x-mas.

Okay off to run our with dh for a few...then I will be back to chit chat a little! TTYL!

mamawithdreams
12-28-2004, 10:06 PM
Hey ladies. Just checking in before I hit the bed.
Cindi, sorry your night's aren't going well and the kids aren't feeling well. You're right, not a good combo. Hope you get things going again soon, on track. Yes the kids are ready for the baby. Although the pregnancy hasn't gone fast enough for me. I feel like I've been pregnant forever. I found out in May, that seems like a long time ago.
Anyways ladies, just wanted to pop in and say hi. Hope everyone's night goes well. I'll see you all in the AM.

chrily
12-28-2004, 11:17 PM
Just wanted to say nightie night to everyone. I'm going to try to get the girls to bed. First things first, Tiana needs to put away all the presents she brought back from her dad's house. She has a gift overload going on. I know he was just trying to outdo me this year. They (him and his wife) bought her a new bed, dresser, shelves, and a bedset. Also a purple rug for her room at his house. He got her 2 black hills gold rings, one gold ring, and a black hills gold necklace...plus makeup and a nail dazzle kit and some other things. I don't mind. It's nice to see him actually spend money on her for a change. She's not the kind of kid who bases love by the things she gets. Thank God she's not a superficial girl.

Okay...I'm going to bed now. If anybody needs me, I'll be at 406-zzz-zzzz.
~chris

sharqueen76
12-28-2004, 11:21 PM
Hey everyone!! It's starting to pick up around here again. Today was a great day for me. This challenge is really helping me to stay on track. Before I know it our Anniversary will be here and I want to look good. My husband is being very supportive of my desire to lose this weight.

Deana~ You are doing GREAT with your weight loss! I am sure you looked great tonight too. How much more weight do you want to lose?? I hope you had fun at the party. Give us all the details tomorrow and hurry and post some pics too! I have 40 pounds to lose and when I hear stories of other people's weight loss it inspires me and helps me to realize that I can do it too!! Thanks for being an inspiration to me.

Chris~ You are another inspiration to me!! Although you have health issues you still are striving to lose the weight and to EXERCISE!! I know that if you can do it then I too have NO EXCUSE not to exercise and to be healthy. Thank You!! You are truly doing a Marvelous job!! Keep up the fantastic job!!

Penny~ How was your night out?? Did the bous enjoy themselves??

Kristin~ Now that the holidays are over I have no doubt that you're going to do great in the challenge! You can do it GIRL!!! WOO HOO!!

Melissa~ How was your day?? I didn't realize you were in an accident. I am soo glad you and your daughter are OK! Have a nice night.

Jaymi~ I love MC Donald's too! I haven't had any in about 2 months. How was your trip to Texas? Did you have a good time??

Cindi~ I hope you can get caught up on your sleep soon. My kids were recently sick too. It's definitely no fun!!

Crystal~ The last month is the longest month of your pregnancy. Before you know it though she will be here. I can't wait to see pics!! Hang in there.

Jill~ Hey Girl!! How was your day?? Did you stay OP today?? How are your workouts at the gym going?? I too love working out with weights. I love it when I sweat while working out because I feel like I am really accomplishing something.

Well I better go. I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow. Have a nice night all! I hope I didn't forget anyone...

Oh.. Tracy~ Way to go with the exercise! You're doing great!!


GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE!!

melmcc99
12-29-2004, 08:35 AM
Starting a new thread