Here at McSkinneys, Our mission is to motivate,support and lose those pounds & inches.We must keep those Loozing Floozies loosing!!
Feel free to join our group of wonderful ladies.Come on in.....Give us YOUR motivation,support and ideas.We would love to have you!!!
01-11-2005, 08:17 AM
Wayne is doing ok. I'm on the way to the hospital.I promise I'll check in later.
01-11-2005, 09:42 AM
Prayers continue to be sent Sher... I'm sure Deb will keep us updated.
Janice, so nice you made it back to the board. I read your bio, we have a cute little GP too... instead of Fred, ours is Ralph. Only, after naming him, we found out Ralph is a girl, oh well... I would suggest a GP to anyone with a desire for a small indoor pet. So much better then a hamster or gerbil! Ralph is the sweetest thing, with tons of personality!
Shelley, are you doing core this week? I'm staying OP, lazy though, I'm not going to change my ticker until I lose a few more pounds.
My little parrotlet is finally starting to talk (on his terms) he is saying pretty bird and his name, Bosco. When I laugh, he laughs. He is saying or making continued sounds of something else, but I can't figure it out yet. The other afternoon I covered him up so Steve could take a nap. I was in the same room as him reading a book. I could hear him under the covers saying: "pretty bird", "Pretty, pretty bird", "Pretty bird, Bosco", then he would chuckle. Too cute!
I made the low cal potato soup last night for dinner, we had a 100 calorie roll with it and it was very filling. By the time I mixed and measured, adding more broth, the batch of soup was 100 calories a cup.
01-11-2005, 11:16 AM
Had a slight, but long-overdue, blow up with my boss yesterday. She decided that we need to have a meeting to air our grievences with her direct superior. She also provided this option to the two technicians that are under her "management." Big mistake. One of the PT's has requested union representation at the meeting. My supervisor has opened a can of worms.
This should be interesting......
01-11-2005, 11:29 AM
I hope everything works out for you Cheryl. How did you do on the exams?
01-11-2005, 04:33 PM
Sherry I am sending you speedy recovery wishes to Wayne with prayers attatched. With all those angels your posting with things will turn out fine. We are all here supporting you with prayers. You have had a rough year. Debbie will be a great friend for you to lean on as we all know she knows exactly what you are going through. By the way I am sure glad that you didn't wait to bring Wayne in. What made you think it was a heart attack instead of indigestion or heart burn?
Cheryl I hope that the meeting went well. I am anxious to find out what happenned.
Shelley I am going to post my aquafit on the exercise board. Now everyone don't let me put you to shame. I am not even walking without a walker but I am still going to post on "THE OTHER DREAD THREAD" you girls can do it if I can. I challenge you to get out there and do a little of something. I KNOW YOU CAN!!!!
Timed out for sitting.
Love you all.
01-12-2005, 12:17 PM
Sherry my prayers are going out as well. If there is anything you need I am close enough to help. Please don't hesitate to ask. If your parents need anything I don't mind helping you out with them. I do hope your husband is doing better.
Cheryl I can't wait to hear what happened in the meeting. Good for you for standing up for yourself.
I'll check back in later.
01-12-2005, 12:55 PM
Sherry I was just thinking about all that you have happen in your life the last year. It sounds like you have the same black cloud over at your place that I have. Lots to go through but God will never give you more than you can handle. Hang in there we are all praying for you and your family. I know that it will be hard to have your Mom and Dad's anniversary this weekend too. If everything isn't perfect I am sure that everyone will understand. Things will work out and I am sure that there is friends and family that will help. Let us know how Wayne is doing or Debbie can you give us a progress report.
Gayle I am going to have to try that potato soup. Was it Sherry that gave us that recipe I forgot. I am going to look back and find it. I thought that I would saute some onions and peppers with one slice of bacon and add that. Actually it won't be me making it, it is my homecare lady.
I think of you all but I can't concentrate to post to everyone or sit that long. But I love you all.
01-12-2005, 01:03 PM
Gayle I did a quick look for that potaoe soup and can't find it. Will you post it here for me, please. I also noticed in one of your posts that you made a cob-salad for christmas, would you give me the recipe for that to? A hint for making meatballs is to mix up the meat and then pat it down on wax paper about an inch thick into a rectangle. Use a knife to cut it into squares. All you have to do then is roll it into balls. It goes so much faster this way. I do it like this all the time and it speeds things up.
01-12-2005, 01:15 PM
Sherry, I'm so very sorry for what has happened. Bless your heart! I wish we could all be there to give you our support in person. We'll just have to send it through Debbie and let her hug you for all of us. I pray that Wayne will be up and around soon. Please take care of yourself.....Love you!
Sorry I haven't been around the last few days. Work has been so exhausting that I just collapse when I get home. Just enjoying spending my time with Ben right now.
I'll try to get back on tonight and post to each of you!
01-12-2005, 06:03 PM
Sherry-I hope Wayne is doing better today. Please send us an update.
Dee-I'm so happy to see your posts!!
01-12-2005, 06:50 PM
Shoepeg corn salad ***Could maybe use Splenda in place f the white sugar????
1 can white corn, drained (I think I might like it better with yellow corn)
1 can French cut green beans, drained
1 can LeSueur peas, drained
1 small jar pimentos
1 red onion, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
3/4 cup wine vinegar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon water
Mix first six ingredients for a dressing and set aside. Mix next six ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from stove. Pour dressing over corn mixture and refrigerate. Will last for days and is better after it has been chilled for several hours.
01-12-2005, 07:02 PM
Dee, my recipe is different then Sherry's. This is really filling along with a nice dinner roll or salad.
Low cal potato soup
1 bag Hashbrowns (cubes) (16 oz., frozen) (Good value Walmart brand) 70 cal/11 servings
Add broth/hashbrowns/water/onion and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Stir gravy mix with just enough cold water to make a nice liquid, add to potatoes and broth. Simmer 10-20 minutes.
Batch size: 11- 1 cup servings @ 100 per serving. (1,090 total calories)
SERVING SIZE: 1 cup soup/100 calories
01-12-2005, 11:00 PM
sherry,im so sorry your going thru these difficult times!
prayers for you and yours!
im down 3 pounds and gotta go lightning storm.
01-13-2005, 05:46 AM
Awesome loss, Doni! Also, you are doing great on the workout scene too!!
I am taking the day off today. It's Patty's bday, and we are going to stand in line starting at 6:30 this morning to get her driving permit. She took the test online, but still needs to go for picture, eye test, etc. They open at 7:30, so hopefully we'll get in at a reasonable time. Then we are off to Naples for her to pick out whatever she wants at Abercrombie and Fitch or wherever (up to $150.00.) She has to work tonight.
I got my new glasses yesterday and love them. They are titanium and you can barely tell I'm wearing them, except for the gold nose clip. I have to get used to them though. They are gradual bifocals and I have to look up and down to find the spot where I can see.
I know that my weight is down, because on the scale right now it is down 3 lbs., but by the time Monday morning rolls around, who knows? Maybe I should switch my weighin day to before the weekend :lol:
Sherry-I am still praying for Wayne.
Dee-I am still glowing because we are hearing from you! Any big plans for your birthday this year, or is it the trip you're going on?
Gayle-I wish that I cooked, because your recipes sound delicious.
Debbie-How is the middle school lunch room going? I hope they aren't working your booty off!
Ramona-I am so happy for you that you have Ben with you right now.
Janice-Pop in and let us know how you are doing!
Cheryl-Your workout plan is going great! A little birdie told me that you birthday is very, very near!!
Tina-You are doing great, too!
Carol-What's up? Where are you?? I hope you are okay!
Vicki, Jennelle-We miss you! Please come and post something!
Sorry if I missed anyone!
01-13-2005, 08:58 AM
Good Morning Everyone,
I am feeling great this morning and ready to get serious about losing this weight. I am making a pot of chicken soup with lots of veggies. I had a WW chocolate muffin with my coffee this morning and am feeling very positive. I know I can do this! I have been trying to get a lot of WW recipes together and thank you all for the ones you have posted. I'm the kind of person that needs to plan ahead what I'm going to eat or I end up grabbing the wrong foods. Bought lots of veggies and fruit for the week.
They cancelled the WW meetings here because they didn't have enough people for the 7:30 meeting. I work until 7:00 p.m. so I can't make it for the 5:30. I feel with your support, I can go it alone, if not I will check out the other towns around the area.
I am going to dust off the treadmill and give it a go. We had an ice storm here yesterday and I was so glad I didn't have to go out, I was supposed to go to a seminar in Toronto, but cancelled.
Have A good Day Everyone
01-13-2005, 09:25 AM
Wayne is home and doing pretty good. He had his heart attack in the bottom artery leading up to his heart. They put a "stent" in. It's the new medical release type stent.Wayne is 51 yrs. old and has had 2 heart attacks!! The first one was 10 yrs. ago and they did the balloon. This time they couldn't..they had to do the stent.
Thank You for your prayers, asking about Wayne but most of all, Thank you for your love & friendship.
I'll be back in later to post more. I just wanted to give you an update.
BTW: Shelley...Today is Drew's b/day too!! He's 17 today! I never knew that Drew & Patty shared the same day! Oh and he's "into" American Eagle & Abercrombie. These kids!! :chin:
01-13-2005, 09:27 AM
Janice, I'm not doing WW's, but I am watching calories. Basically the same thing.
If you have a question or need support, just remember we are all here. The chicken soup sounds yummy! What did you think of the WW chocolate muffin? How many calories?
01-13-2005, 09:33 AM
I guess I better go back to page 2,
WISHING DREW & PATTY A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Sher, I'm glad Wayne is better! The miracles of modern medicine! I have several relatives who have the stent and just breezed through recovery. I hope it works out the same for Wayne. Are you guys going to try to do anything special today for Drew's birthday?
01-13-2005, 10:57 AM
Sherry - So glad Wayne is doing okay. I know exactly what you are going through. Doug had his second heart attack July 1st this year he is 56. They did the stent as well, eight years ago he had his 1st heart attack they had to put in two stents to open that artery - that was on October 31st, I think God is trying to get his attention! Heart attacks on two holidays. He is doing good now except he gets tired fast. He is a bricklayer and went back to work after a month in July. Tell Wayne to take it slow and listen to his body, when he's tired have a nap. Hope he continues to recovery quickly.
Gayle I love the WW chocolate muffins because I eat them instead of cereal and they are full of fiber. I'm not sure about the calories though.
WW Chocolate Muffins
3 Cups All Bran Cereal
2 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 Package of Low Fat Brownie Mix (Betty Crocker I use)
In a bowl put bran and water. Let soak. Sprinkle baking powder over top.
Add brownie mix and mix well. I use the mixer to get a better texture.
Put in greased muffin cups.
Bake 350 for 15-20 minutes.
12-muffins = 1 point each 24-muffins=2 pounts each
Try this its really good.
01-13-2005, 06:06 PM
Janice-The muffins sound yummy. If you need any help at all, there are several of us doing WW. I'm an online WW'er.
Sherry-Now that you mention it, I guess in the back of my mind I remembered Drew had the same birthday as Patty. Wish him a very happy birthday.
What a mess this morning! We got there at 6:30, in the dark and waited an hour. Then they let the appointments in first. After waiting about another 20 minutes, we got up there and the computers were down and they couldn't input any new information for drivers that had never been issued a license before. Patty was so dissapointed. We sat there until 8:30 to see if the computers came back up, but they didn't. The lady gave us a preferred pass to get into any driver's license place in the city. We went to Cape Coral to my parents house, then I called the place in Cape Coral, and their computers were back up. Finally, we got it and were on our way by 10:45. What a fiasco that was! Anyway, Patty has driven a bit and is doing very good at it.
01-13-2005, 11:40 PM
Shelley, tell Patty I'm so happy for her! What a great birthday present! Did you two have fun shopping today? Did you guys do anything special for Patty's BD tonight?
Janice, I found the ingredients to make the muffins. Do you use the orginal bran or the buds? I purchased the stick looking one, I figure I'll mix it up with the brownie batter anyways.
I hope everyone had a great day today!
01-14-2005, 04:27 AM
shelly,happy birthday to patty!
glad she was able to finaly get her license!
glad your loving your new glasses!
hopefully i can get this cataract removed soon so i can get me a good pair of reading glasses!
wohoo on the 3 pounds down!
janice,great to hear you upbeat!
this is the year!
we to had a nasty ice storm last week,i hate them!
sherry,glad to hear waynes home and recouping!
tell him to take it easy!
ive had 4 and man o man!
lot of that in my family im fraid.
happy birthday to drew to!
everyone have a great fri.
01-14-2005, 07:30 AM
:balloons: HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHERYL!!!!!!!:balloons:
I hope you have a wonderful day!!!! :hat:
01-14-2005, 07:52 AM
That is the ones that I use for the muffins - the ones that look like sticks. All-Bran, or Fibre One are the two that I use. Maybe different brands where you live though.
I had a really good day yesterday, stayed on program and had 21 pts for the day.
01-14-2005, 09:26 AM
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SWEETIE PIE CHERYL!!!!!!!!!
ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY!
Cheryl, I hope the day is filled with wonderful blessings, you are a dear person. :hb: :joker: :hb: :gift: :hb:
01-14-2005, 09:30 AM
Janice, I purchased the original (sticks) All Bran. The buds must be new, they look like grapenuts cereal. I'm getting ready to make a batch now.
How's the weather for everyone? We have had only two nice days since the last ice storm. Today it is ARTIC cold with more snow expected. Did I tell you guys I'm ready for Spring???? LOL!
Doni, nice to see you posting more often! Your ticker keeps moving down and down and down........... GREAT JOB!
Dear friends, please say a special prayer for Doni and her family. Without going into details, she had a niece at the tender age of 25 pass away today after an illness. Please send all the support and love you can to Doni right now, her family is suffering horribly.
01-15-2005, 06:13 AM
Doni-I am sending special prayers and love your way. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
01-15-2005, 11:57 PM
Doni, please accept my sincerest condolences. I know your heart must be aching. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Take care.
Sherry, I hope Wayne is doing better and not in any pain. How are you holding up?
Gayle, Vicki, Carol.......any other who are having blizzards and flooding, please take care of yourselves and stay safe. I pray that none of you is being seriously affected.
Shelley, I'm glad you Patty was able to get her license. I know how important that is to a teenager!!! Also, I've never done WW before, but I picked up a copy of Women's World today and there was an article about Turbo Weight Watchers. For someone like me just starting, which part of the WW program would you suggest?? I'd appreciate any help. I'm thinking of joining online.
Dee, how are you feeling? You must be excited about your trip, lying on those balmy beaches!
Debbie, How is James doing? Has he recovered well after his heart attack?
Cheryl......HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! Sorry I didn't check in yesterday!
Janice, thanks for the recipe. It sounds like something I'd like to try.
Gayle, I meant to tell you that the air brushing sounds soooooo cool! I've always been amazed at people who could pull an image from their head and make it appear using nothing but paint and air! You are so talented, I know you'll do great!!!!
Well, I'm off to bed now. I'm thinking of you all..........
01-16-2005, 01:31 AM
Ramona, I have all the airbrush stuff setup, now just no time to practice! I'm planning to fit it in Monday along with a new style of rose I want to try painting using stroke work. Steve gave me video's, CD's and books for Christmas, all to do with painting. My problem is I don't just stay with one subject or medium, so my make-shift "studio" looks like a mess and I never have the time to get anything done.
I tried Janice's muffin recipe and all I have to say is YEAHHH!!! They are so good and filling! In fact, I made them yesterday, but I think they taste better today and they are more brownie like. Allison loves them because they are chocolate. Steve liked the flavor, but not the texture. He can't stand oatmeal and he said it seemed like they had an oatmeal texture.
01-16-2005, 06:36 AM
Ramona-I don't know what Turbo weight watchers is. I've never heard of it. Why not go over to www.weightwatchers.com and check out the turnaround guide. It tells about both programs. You don't have to be an online member to look at it, nor do you need to be a member to use the message boards. You just have to sign up. If you go to the weekly points allowance board, it is sort of the self made Core board. I am actually doing a combo of Core and Flex. I record everything on the points tracker, then if I eat something that isn't Core, I switch my plan to Core and record it on the points pad. I switch back and forth everyday.
01-16-2005, 01:19 PM
Wayne is feeling much better. My Parents 50th party yesterday was beautiful and they really enjoyed it.I even had a movie made of their life through the years and that brought tears to many.
Janice...Thanks for the muffin recipe. I bought the items and will make them tomorrow since I'm off work.Thanks again!
I only have 3 more days left with Chris. It's really hard huh? I don't know how you ever did it TWICE! I'm trying so hard to be strong!
When you try out your new airbrush things, post a picture so we can see the masterwork! You are awesome!! Still got ice? It's so cold here!! :eek:
I'm so sorry to hear about your Niece. May I ask how she died at such a young age? I wished you would have sent me an email.My love, thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. :angel:
I stayed OP last week pretty good but when Wayne had his heart attack those 3 days at the hospital, it was hard to make good choices. But I lost 1 lb. anyway. I'll take it!! I'm glad Patty got her license! Good for her! Drew finally brought his grades up and he's been driving. Something else for me to worry about!
Thanks for all your work yesterday.I appricate you and James coming and helping. I thought it turned out very nice don't you? I'm saying a prayer for James and his blood work. Love You!!
How are you feeling? Are you still going on your trip? When do you leave? Yes..I have been through a lot lately but I know that God won't give me more then I can handle. I just think the rest of the year will be great for us! Miss you!
Did you have a great birthday? What did you do? I hope it was great!
Carol...Vicki.....Tina I really miss you. Please post soon!!
Sprinkle 1/2 C. of the Grapenuts Cereal in the bottom of a round cake pan.Combine the rest of the ingredients & freeze. Enjoy!!
WW Points-3 per serving
01-16-2005, 02:20 PM
Hey Sher bear, check your email, K???????? LOL!~
01-16-2005, 03:13 PM
Gayle: Glad you liked the muffins. It does take a while to get used to the texture, I just make them and freeze them. I am trying to get a lot of new recipes together so that I don't get bored. Weather is not too bad here but very cold. I have lost three pounds this week, I always lose fast at first and then slow down after a couple of weeks.
Take Care All.
01-16-2005, 07:21 PM
Great job, Janice!
Sherry-Enjoy your days with Chris before he leaves. I can't even imagine going through what you and Ramona are going through.
Whoops-Dinner is here. Chinese. Watch my weight be back up tomorrow when I weigh.
01-16-2005, 10:21 PM
I hope I bought the right cereal for the muffins. I bought All-Bran orginal (sticks). Is this right?
Janice...WTG on the 3 lb. loss!!! :cp:
Shelley...I've been meaning to ask you....I know you're short but how tall are you? I wish I weighed your weight.
Talk tomorrow...Good Night
01-16-2005, 10:26 PM
Please Go To #23.............A New Thread Has Been Started!!!!! :D