Support Groups - Desperate Housewives #13 ThUrSdAy!




mompen
01-13-2005, 08:32 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 19 mo. Taking what I learned from WW & South Beach is my way of life.

Sydsmom: Kristin SAHM to Sydney 09-27-01, married almost 2 years to wonderful dh Began Weight watchers mid-July

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

Gretchen, wife to Matt, Mom to Sean (15) and Jeremy (11). Just starting out with no diet plan except reduced calorie. I'm also a Curves lady!

Roxy, married (21yrs) 4 boys, and 6 girls, have to get serious after last baby. Doing the low-carb thing, drinking lots of water & more exercise

Stephanie, sahm of 2 boys Timothy(7) and Jack(3) and a new baby girl, Ella(8 months).


mompen
01-13-2005, 08:35 AM
Morning Ladies!

I am not sure if I am gonna make it to the gym or not :( :( :(
Andrew started yesterday with a runny clear nose but he is barking coughing so bad :(
I was really looking forward to the class today so I guess I'll see if mil can watch him.

Anyhow, How is everyone doing today?
Are we all on plan???

I see that Spryng snuck in a post on the Momsboard! HEY SPRYNG :wave: I miss ya!!!
Glad to hear you are maintaining your weight! That is awesome and an inspiration to us!

Well gotta go get dressed and out the door to bring Hunter to school!

TTYL!

mamawithdreams
01-13-2005, 09:07 AM
:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

Good Thursday Morning ladies. Roxy, I didn't forget to add you but Penny beat me to it this morning. I'm gonna post your sentence here so that whoever starts the new thread tomorrow can add it.

1hot_tomato-Roxy, married (21yrs) 4 boys, and 6 girls, have to get serious after
that last baby. Doing the low-carb thing, drinking lots of water and more exercise.

Okay, whoever starts the thread tomorrow, Roxy wants to be added in the top so there is her line for addition. Thanks

Penny, Spryng emailed me yesterday to check in on my pregnancy and said she hopes to make it over here soon. She said she doesn't really feel like she fits since she's not trying to lose weight anymore. So lets all drop a note in case she comes by, that WE need her to post because she is an inspiration to all of us. Sorry about the cough and runny nose, hope it's nothing.

Well, today I have to run to the bank but otherwise plan on being home all day. Gotta school and finish up a couple loads of laundry. I'm trying to get it caught up and keep it caught up in case I were to go into labor, it wouldn't be too bad when I get home from the hospital.
Well, Allison's bag is packed and sitting in the carrier. My bag is the only not. But I don't have nursing pj's or bras or clothes to wear home. I've gotten some from ebay and am hoping to get it them soon.

Hello to all you other desperate housewives; Mel, Michelle, Roxy, Deana, Chris, Stephanie, Angel, Jeniqua, Sherry, Geri, Ricci, Julie, Amy...I hope I'm not missing anyone. TTYL


melmcc99
01-13-2005, 09:11 AM
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

199.0

I just had to do it ladies. I got on the scale. I was feeling thinner this morning! Anyway, Sorry I am not getting personal. I will later. I am running a tad later than I would like.

Morning Penny! You are up early this am to have started the thread...ttyl

1hot_tomato
01-13-2005, 09:41 AM
:balloons: :balloons: :balloons: :balloons:


Yeah Mel!


:strong: :cb: :cb: :cb: :dancer: :dancer: :cb: :cb: :cb: :workout:

I'm sooo proud! I almost started crying when I saw that! WTG!!! You must have been so happy! Oh you deserve it girl!

Crystal-thanks for the thread starter post! I'm not worried I'll get in there, sooner or later :lol: Too bad that Spryng doesn't feel like she fits! I thought she was such an inspiration to everyone too. She's also posted in the maintainers forum, so we can cheer her on there. I'm glad that you are getting all your ducks in a row for the hospital...won't be long now!

Penny- I hope that Andrew feels better! The flu is rearing it's ugly head around our school, I hope that it passes on by. We've been very lucky this year so far. I hope you make it to the gym!

Morning to all you other moms, I'm having a cup of chai (that stuff is addicitive!) and getting rready for my day.

~Roxy

sharqueen76
01-13-2005, 10:06 AM
Good morning ladies!! Today is going to be a great OP day for me. I am well rested now too. I am only babysitting my nephew and neice today(she stayed home sick today) plus my son and my daughter(she stayed home today sick today too). So, it should be a fairly easy day for me.

Penny~ My DD has rt

sharqueen76
01-13-2005, 10:17 AM
oops.. sorry I pressed enter before I was done posting...LOL!! Maybe I'm not fully awake yet..lol.

Penny~ My DD has the same horrible cough. She hasn't been in headstart all week. She was crying because she wanted to go to school. I hope you are able to make it to the gym.

Roxy~ Good morning girl!! My husband loves chai too. Me on the other hand loves hot chocolate, which I'm not allowed to have anymore :( Have a wonderful day!!


MEL~ I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! IF ANYONE DESERVES IT, YOU DO!!! YAY!!!!

Crystal~ Have a lovely day!

Chris~ How are you today? Lets make it a great OP day!!

Okay, well I'll check back in later and to all you other ladies...have a wonderful day!!

MichelleRae
01-13-2005, 11:44 AM
Hey ladies!!

Mel, I am soooo damn happy for you!!! woo hooooooooo!!!!

Penny I hope andrew feels better soon!!

I got like zero sleep last night :( Taylor was up when I got home from work and she stayed uptil 5 am and I was up at 7 am uggggghhhh. I have some school work to do today and then when DH gets home I'm taking a nap!

Roxy I hope you have a great day!!! How's your weather?

Jeniqua, swiss miss makes a sugar free hot chocolate which I love!! Its only one point if you are following weight watchers flex.

Well I'm gonna get goin and go clean the house.
BBL
Michelle

sharqueen76
01-13-2005, 11:55 AM
<a href="http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/index.php"><img src="http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/img/bar04/slider-hearts/lb/168/120/168/" border="0"></a>

Did my weight ticker work??

sharqueen76
01-13-2005, 11:57 AM
I don't know how to put my ticker in my post. Can someone help me please??

Michelle~ Thanks! I will have to go out and buy some today..

Ladies..I'll BBL!!

melmcc99
01-13-2005, 12:47 PM
Jeniqua, copy and paste it into your signiture.

Penny, I hope Andrew feels better soon. I'll call you if I get a moment here.

Michelle, sorry you didnt' sleep really at all. Hopefully you get a nap in.

Roxy, have a great day! Thanks for your wtg. I appreciate it so much,

Everyone thank you soooooooooo much for the WTG's . I was of course thrilled. I can't wait for Sunday's weigh in!

need2losemore
01-13-2005, 01:34 PM
WAY TO GO MEL!!!! Good morning everyone. Woke up this morning and it was in the 30's here. I know, alot of you are going big deal, but after 3 days in the 60's, it is. My car doors were frozen shut again, but I didn't hurt myself this time.
Jill, I am so glad to see Bayley is doing better. I am sure it just breaks your heart to see them in the hospital. I haven't had that happen yet. (knock on wood). Deana, come on down here and I will do your hair. quick school update. I have absoulutely hated wrapping perms. It sucks, it takes too long,and the old women complain. The other night, I wrapped a whole perm by myself in under an hour. Now, I don't mind doing them. It just took me awhile to catch on. Some of the girls still complain about everything, like we're too busy, they didn't want to do that color on that woman, etc etc. But oh well. It's still going good for me. Now I just have to learn how to do foils, and I will be doing good. I have learned how to do a couple of new haircuts lately, so I am getting there.
Geri, You will lose your weight again. I know you will. Michelle, you seem to be doing good. Chris you are doing awesome. Crystal, I know you are wanting Allison out soon, and it sounds like she will be. Spryng, you better keep posting here. You are the one that keeps alot of us motivated. It would be great to see you posting again. Hi to everyon I missed. Have a great day.

mompen
01-13-2005, 01:36 PM
Be back in a sec to post but I wanted to tell Jeniqua that you used the wrong code...

You have to use the second one not the first one.... If you need help let me know :)

stephi1396
01-13-2005, 02:04 PM
Hi everyone!
Congrats Mel!! I know you must feel amazing!
I woke up to a thunderstorm this morning and kept Tim home from school, now I am rethinking that! He and Jack are fighting like cats and dogs and it's raining and they can't get outside. Oh well. Made it to the gym for a little bit. Not as long as I might have liked, but the little bit of the class I took kicked my butt!!
Jeniqua-Penny can help you do all kinds of stuff with your sig. She is a genious when it comes to this stuff! She had to help me b/c I didn't have a clue either!
I hope everyone else has a great and productive day!!
TTYL

1hot_tomato
01-13-2005, 02:44 PM
Hi ladies!

Michelle- yes, it's cold today actual temp. -21 degrees. With winds making it -37 through -40 below. Yup! We're in weather alert. Tomorrow night it's supposed to be -63 below. Of course they will close school then and the winter pageant will be called off. If they don't, I think all my kids will call in sick! No way I'm taking a baby out in this! I do have to this afternoon to pick them up, but I have extra food and topped off the gas tank for the weekend yesterday. Hope you get a nap in!

Steph- Don't worry about not having a clue about the computer, Michelle and my son have to help me too. I didn't grow up with one so, that officially puts me in the "older" catagory! Sad but true! Have a great time at the gym!

Ricci- people always find something to complain about! I think it's not the easiest thing to wrap a perm, it seems to take forever! I've only ever had two in my whole life and that's enough for me. Unless I get really old...maybe I'll have to get the poodle perm when I'm in my 70's. Hope not!

Hi Jeniqua- I loved your post the other day, about the names your parents gave you! They must have a great sense of humor! Do you have nicknames? It must have been confusing for you when you were growing up. BTW from the msn site... beautiful babies! I just want to squeeze their cheeks! Adorable! Hope you get your ticker fixed.

Where is everyone else today? Kinda quiet. That's okay, that means you're all busy doing something that burns calories! I'm folding a poopload of whites now,my my do those girls have sock and undies. I like darks a whole lot more. I wonder sometimes if LAUNDRY will be the death of me. Well, at least if I'm folding I can't eat. Especially chocolate and whites, they don't go good together. TTYL

~Roxy

sydsmom
01-13-2005, 03:48 PM
hey there girls !! I am having a pretty good day so far. I went to bed last night around 7pm! LOL :lol: I was so tired, everything just caught up to me. I woke up this morning and found out that dh gave sydney a bath and folded the 4 loads of clean laundry I hadn't gotten to yet. I was so grateful that I started crying !! I hasve a great dh, and he helps most of the time, but those are 2 huge tasks to get done from 7-9 pm and it was so nice not to ask him to do that...I was gonna let it all sit until the weekend, and give Syd a bath this morning! Anway, just wanted to check in...

Roxy - Washing will be the death of me too, I hate white, there are always so many socks! LOL...... That is freezing! It is 5 degrees here, feels like -10 below with the wind, and jsut to make me mad, the sun is out and brighter than it has been in days...looks so warm,then you step out and BBBRRR!!! :( oh well, can't have everything, I can look outside and pretend that its warm! LOL!

MELISSA! - :balloons: :cheer: :cb: :balloons: :cheer: :cb: WAY TO GO ! I am so proud of you. I remember when you joined this thread and we talked about how discouraged we were with our weight...you proved that you can do it, and I am next, I promise! way to go.....I bet you feel even better than you can say !

Michelle - Hey there mrs. no-sleep... I think you and I are twins....I actually got sleep last night, but not any other night! LOL, I am finding that I miss our chats so much, I hate it, but I just can't stay up so damn late...otherwise I can't function in the morning!!! Maybe one of these nights, I will surprise ya and stop in the chat :)

Jill - How is everyone doing today? Getting back to normal I hope! :) How is Bayley feeling? Still thinking of you all often! I miss chatting with you too...and your ebay snooping LMAO!

Ricci - Glad that you are still doing alright! :) I get my hair foiled, so when you learn, you could practice on me! oh wait...we don't live close.....blech...we all need to move to the saem state! LOL!

Cindi - Where are you hun? Miss ya!
Melinda - you too! How ya been?
Steph (bobsgal) what are you up too?
Ginny - Hi :wave:
Sherry - Where are ya girlfriend?
Pheonix - I miss your stories of poutine.... LMAO
Leigh - you forgot about us! :)

Okay all you lurkers come back!!!! which brings me to spryng - Hunny, we really miss you!! Just because you are maintaining your weight and working full time doesn't mean that you don't fit with us! We are FRIENDS! I miss hearing about your dinners, and your kids and everything. You may be maintaining, but you are an inspiration to those of us (like me) that aspire to be there !! Love ya hun!!! COME BACK!!

Penny - glad your tum-tum is feeling better...I hate when you don't know that kids are sick and they still come over....ggrrr !!! Are you enjoying having a friend on 3fc that you can meet in person??? I am so jealous of you and Stephanie! LOL! J/k - miss chatting with you at night too !

Stephanie - glad you got to the gym! I love thunderstorms, they are very relaxing to me, I know I am weird! LOL!

Crystal - I am glad that you are all ready to go! Getyour bag packed and then all will be ready! How is the house coming along? You haven't said much about it lately?

Jeniqua - That name story is great! Too funny! Your kiddos are so cute :) How is dh doing? Is that camera still working alright for ya?

Gretchen - How are you! I don't know if we have met...if not! :wave: how are ya! I can't wait until my kids are old enough to be left alone for a little while....but then I will be sad that they are growing up! LOL!

Geri - You need to post more, and get remotivated!! I know you can do it! It is tough! Im so sorry that everyone is sick again. Did you disinfect the phones, toilets, all handles, and doors? That is waht I do...that is how germs are really spread...especailly the toilet flusher handle and the phones! Hope you are all better soon!

Deana - I too love the vases that you painted! Hope you do well at the craft show!

Chris - I love the name Maylee.....I know its funny that you put it together, but I had a friend growing up with that first name....and we called her may or lee-lee....How is your RA doing now that you are losing on the challenge? :)

Okay - I think I covered everyone, really.....EVERYONE! LMAO! Alright, ya'll have a great night..I am working after I leave here and then going to my mom and dads to have a glass of wine with my mom...so I probably won't be here until tomorrow. Thank god tomorrow is Friday! I am in need of an ENTIRE day off! have a great evening everyone! :) :grouphug: TTYL!

MichelleRae
01-13-2005, 03:50 PM
Oh Jeniqua, in case you wonder why your siggie isn't showing up its cuz I moved my graphics around so it broke the links. you can reload them on another graphics server if you like though. there is ofinite.com or photobucket.com or shutterfly.com you can check out any of those :)

I hope you are all having a great day, I just did 400 crunches with my pilates abs exerciser so challenge is done for today!! I'm going to take a nap now! I gotta work tonight!

Love to all!

breakingasweat
01-13-2005, 04:12 PM
Hi there everyone! Sorry I haven't been posting much - to be honest, it's been difficult for me to remember what everyone has said and everyone's names and respond accordingly! What a lame-o! :dizzy:

I had a good workout yesterday at Curves. That squat machine gets really hurts my knees! Yikes, I am so old and out of shape! I hope my muscle pain goes away before I go back tomorrow.

I met a friend for lunch today and had a wonderful salad at the Mall. I was proud of myself for resisting all that other good stuff. I would have really liked a big plate of Chinese food or a couple pieces of pizza. :o

Penny - Did you get to the gym yet? ;)

Crystal - How are you feeling? How is the pelvic pain today?

Melissa - 199! Yay! :cool:

Roxy - I love chai. I buy the Lipton tea bags and put my own stuff in it. It's a great pick me up in the afternoon.

Michelle - I used to love that Swiss Miss hot chocolate until they started putting Splenda in it. Unfortunately, I cannot tolerate Splenda - it gives me a major headache and gastro-intestinal problems. :(

Stephanie - nice to meet you!!

I'm a little nervous because I am weighing myself for the 2nd time tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Chubba
01-13-2005, 04:27 PM
Hi all,

Mel, WTG lady on the 199. I am so very proud of you and all your hard work.

Penny...sickness....bummer :). Hope Andrew is feeling better.

Welcome Steph and I know thereís another newbie here too, but I have not been very consistently posting :(! Iím Geri, part time sahm to Will & Tony. I work 3 days a week since about early September.

Iíve been meaning to email Spryng, but I have been so terribly lazy lately... Iím at work and have a few extra minutes to sneak in a post, so forgive me if I miss you!

Roxy...weíre getting that nasty cold weather this weekend. Happens every year. It rained and was in the 50ís late yesterday, and will be around 0 tonight.

Ricci...I used to give my friend perms alot years ago. I didnít mind the wrapping so much but she used to say ouch an awful lot...lol. Glad school is going well with you.

Someone mentioned me being sick alot. Now that I think back, it has been 3 times since I came back to work and my kids are going to a sitter twice a week. Being around others just gets us full of germs! This last one was from New Yearís Eve. One friend that works here ended up with pnumonia. Thankfully the rest of us just have colds.

Jilly, so glad Bayleyís finally home. That must have been horrible.

So ever since the other day when I told dh how much weight I have gained back, heís made an attempt to help out more. This morning he emptied the dishwasher...but then left new dirty dishes in the sink (one of my pet peeves). Yesterday I had a rough time with Tony... into the early terrible 2ís and really pushed my buttons yesterday. After dinner he took the boys down in the basement so I could have some me time upstairs. I had better make good use of this and just keep reminding him every once in a while so I get more help. Iím also trying to do more sewing and such downstairs after the boys go to bed so that my hands are busy!!

Well, I had better get my butt back to work before I get caught. Just wanted to say hey and let you know that Iím still here. I will take the weight back off. I have too because I feel horrible right now...my knees are bothering me again and my clothes are tight. :(

Love ya guys! Hi to everyone else!!

Gretchen....you're the other newbie! HI and welcome.

breakingasweat
01-13-2005, 04:46 PM
Hi Geri! <waves> I'm also a "2BoysMom".

melmcc99
01-13-2005, 05:26 PM
Kristin, glad you got a good nights sleep. It's amazing what it can do for you right. I'm with you about the whites with the socks. I also hate folding baby type laundry. It's always a billion little pieces to fill the basket....ahhhh tired just thinking of it. Thanks for the WTG. I remember having the talk with you on the phone. Thanks always for your support.

Gretchen, do less weight on that squat machine. You don't want to push with the knees like that. You'll work up to higher soon. Also, good luck tomorrow on your weigh in.

Geri, thanks on the WTG. Are you all well yet or still sick? Yuck. get well soon.
Thanks for the WTG.

Spryng, if you should read this. The gals are right. You are an inspiration. People at WW don't stop going because they've reached their goals, they become LIFE TIME MEMBERS. ANd they still weigh in once a month. I think. You can check in here that often I should think. We miss you and we know it must be tough to do all that you have to do.

mompen
01-13-2005, 07:14 PM
Afternoon Ladies....

Just fixed the boys some soup for supper and realized it is 2 minutes before karate..... lol Well I'm not supermom and we can't get dressed and there in 2 minutes.....lol So ...

Anyhow,
MELISSA!!!!! I know I talked to you today but I just gotta do it!

IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!! :bravo: :bravo: :cp: :cp: :cb: :cb:
WOOOHOOOO!!!!! :dancer: :dancer: :flow2: :flow2: :flame: :flame:
YOU ARE THE WOMAN!!!! :cheer: :cheer: :tread: :tread:

Geri,
Are you back on plan yet? Come on girlie! You can do it! How are you doing with late night snacking? Congrats to you for dh helping out!!!

Gretchen,
Good luck on the weigh in tomorrow!!! Isn't there another sugar subsitute that came out besides Splenda? I think it's new? maybe?

Michelle,
Congrats on the exercise!

Kristen,
Pass dh on this way! I need some laundry folded too! :D I'm glad you got some well deserve rest last night!

Stephanie,
I'm glad we got to the gym today! Thanks for coming over! It was nice to actually have an adult conversation even if we did have 6 kids running around! It was still nice :D

Jeniqua,
How are you doing today? Hope plan is going well!

Crystal,
Do you have your camera ready and film and all that good stuff?
I guess if we don't hear from you in a couple days we will know why! You need to get one of our numbers so you can call us and tell us know what's going on! :)

Roxy,
I went back and edited today's post and put ya in :D And what the heck is Chai? I bet it is better that I don't know...lol I might get addicted too!

Ricci,
I bet the perms do suck! Do your arms get tired? I bet you are getting some good muscles on your arms though!

Well I need to get my kiddos .... I'll check in later!

1hot_tomato
01-13-2005, 08:07 PM
Hi everyone!

Penny! I didn't know it was Mel's b-day! The day's almost gone now. But WHAT a birthday present! Chai is tea, slightly sweetened (splenda) and with a little milk. True chai to the best of my knowlege used to use coconut milk. It has spices and vanilla in it and really is I think better than a coffee for a treat! Celestial Seasonings has a good one out ( Original India Spice, decaf) but there are many others. Try it, it's so yummy! Hint: some people put the ff flavored half and half like vanilla in there. :devil: Thanks for putting me on the roster!!

Mel- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer: YIPPEE!!!! :cheer: :cheer:
I'm so glad that the day you went "under" was on you birthday! Happy Birthday!! Now I know you'll remember this day always!

Geri- hey you busy lady! I'm glad dh is trying to help more. It's a start.
It's so difficult when there are so many things to juggle and you haven't been feeling good. I think my best tool for insanity is the crockpot, I throw some stuff in there and at the end of the day at least there's a meal that is good for the family, despite the craziness! Take care kiddo.

Gretchen- It was difficult for me to keep all the girls straight at first and to remember what was said. All you have to do is go to the "post reply" not the "quick reply" scroll all the way down, under the additional options, and you can see in reverse order the posts that were submitted. Simple! Even a 40 yr. old can do it! I mean me. I have the memory of a hamster, so this help out quite a bit instead of writing everything down.

Michelle- how do you like your pilates ab exerciser? Tell us more about it, please.

Well, better shake a leg and get them all finished with their homework. TTYL

~Roxy

Deana1113
01-13-2005, 10:18 PM
Good evening ladies!

I've been super busy today and am just plain exhausted tonight.

MEL: WOOOOOHOOOOOO! BABY!!! You'll be a sexy momma in no time now! ;)

Roxy: That is super cold....BRRRR!!!!

Well, I will check in tomorrow morning. Sorry to not get personal with everyone. I could just about fall asleep right here and it's still 30 minutes to kids' bedtime...ughhhh!

TTYL

spryng
01-13-2005, 10:34 PM
Hello ladies!!!
I am so sorry I've been MIA this long. It was never my intention. And yes, I did tell Crystal that I felt like I didn't belong here because I'm no longer losing weight, or even dieting for that matter. I'm just eating right and watching the scale. So I felt that I had nothing to offer here, but as I am reading this thread I see it isn't so, lol. Thank you all so much for your kind words!!!! It really meant alot to me. :)
So how is everyone doing? I see an active challenge going on in the mom's losing weight board and that is great! Who is ahead so far?
Crystal, I'm so excited that your due date is fast approaching! My cousin, who was due one day ahead of you had her baby two days ago. A little girl, 5 lbs 8 oz, by c-sec. I guess there were complications, I have yet to hear back from them. But all is well now.
Michelle, I had been wanting to ask you about that new makeup you bought awhile back, Bare Minerals, I think it was? I saw it on QVC and have been wanting to buy some, how do you like it? Is it really easy to use like they say?
I did buy a treadmill last month, the 2nd time I used it the motor went out in it. Needless to say we took it back. I think I'm going to save my money up for a really nice one. The one I bought was nice, but it didn't have some features I'd like to have eventually. So I'm not really exercising right now, even though I should be. But that has always been a weak spot for me. I want to get a good stability ball workout dvd, anyone know of any? Anyone try Core Results? I'm looking into it. I still need to tone up.
Well, I wanted to pop in a say hello. I'm really going to make an effort to get here more often. I feel so bad for leaving you all but it seems you all are doing great! Keep up the good work!
Well, I've got to get in bed. TTYL! :) :)

chrily
01-13-2005, 11:00 PM
It's my tv night but just had to pop in and read the posts.

Melissa-WAY TO GO! You're in ONEderland darlin'. Good job! I'm so proud of you!

Spryng-Just had to tell you too that we sure miss having you around. I've been trying some of the recipes you posted on the MLW site. Can't remember who said it in their post but you are an inspiration to us all and you are a LIFETIME MEMBER.

Okay...I'll get personal tomorrow. There is too much to read before ER comes on. BTW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MELISSA!!!

~CHRIS

MichelleRae
01-14-2005, 12:49 AM
Hey girls!

Roxy I loveeeee my ab exerciser its a contraption with resistance bands attached and you do it sitting up so you aren't using your neck muscles to do them! I love it! I got it for 20 bucks from TJ Maxx.

Spryng its sooo great to see you here!! I've missed you!! I do hope you'll post more often! The bare minerals makeup is awesome! I love it! Its so easy to use and a little goes a really long way! Sorry to hear about your new treadmill, that sucks when that happens!

Mel, http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v424/michellerae/Months%20Astrology%20Holidays/bday3.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v424/michellerae/Months%20Astrology%20Holidays/birthd_003sm2.gif I can't believe you didn't tell me!! I need to keep track of these things!! Hugs to you girl, you are doing sooo awesome, I'm so darn happy for you!!

Kristin, sounds like you did very well today!! In spite of everything going on in your life right now, I commend you for keeping up with your weight loss efforts! I can't wait til we have another chat either!!

Chris its about -3 degrees right here now, I was a popsicle when I came in to work lol! That book I read was called, "Dying to call you" I can't remember the authors name but it was really good. It was a murder mystery about a telemarketer who hears someone murdered while making a call for her job.

Deana, hope you are doing well!!

Okay girls I'm at work so I must go for now! I'll be up early tomorrow because the cable company is coming to install our DVR tomorrow! Yayyyy!

I hope you all have a great evening!!
Love to all!
Michelle

Bayleysmom
01-14-2005, 01:12 AM
LMAO you guys!! I just popped in to catch up and I saw that everyone was thinking it was Mel's b-day. I think Penny was just saying "It's your birthday" because of that saying "Go Mel, it's your birthday" you know like a little happy dance since she got to 199, not that it's actually her birthday! LOL Sorry I had to say something, I was cracking up just now. I hope to be back to say more after extreme makeover. TTYL

CheriBrorsen
01-14-2005, 02:14 AM
Just wanted to stop by and say hello to you all. :) I still check in here. MEL way to go...ONEDERLAND how incredibly awesome. You should be proud you have worked hard for that goal. :)

It's good to see there are so many familiar faces still around and a few new ones too. And Spryng you are an inspiration for sure. :)

I'm 14 weeks pregnant now. I'll be 15 on Tuesday. I've gained a pound so far. Which is a good thing...heh. But thankful I don't tend to gain lots of weight while pregnant. I'm still trying to eat good and I need to start exercising again now that , the constant tired of the first trimester has passed.(on a side not I posted a pic at my pregnancy blog of me at 14 weeks...lol www.brorsenbaby.blogspot.com)

We've been looking at houses and are doing a second walk through next week. It's a lovely 4 bdrm/3 bath 2300 sq ft house with a nice back yard. We are within walking distance of the city park with the walking track, the pool and nice play area. It will be a huge blessing if it all works out.

I just wanted to say hello. Crystal, your due date is fast approaching. Woo hoo.

Take care girls...I'm going to try to be more faithful about checking in with you all. :)

melmcc99
01-14-2005, 08:01 AM
Ummmmmmmmmmm, It's NOT my birthday, but thanks to all the wishes anyway. Jill good catch! Cheri, Congrats. Thanks for checking in! I hope you are feeling well. You must be doing something right to have only gained a pound so far. Either that or you were sick. Hopefully not. WOW on that house I hope you get it, sounds wonderful.


Starting a new thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!