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!
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).
(bobsgal) Stephanie: 27 yo SAHM to Brandon(2/18/98) & Kayla(10/20/00)Married to Bob(2/12/99) Work part-time at Home Depot. No specific plan- just exercising & watching what I eat
02-03-2005, 07:13 AM
Well, I don't know where everyone was yesterday, but today is a new day. Hopefully, no one was here because they were getting tons of exercise in.....hmmmm...I wonder..
Anyway, today I am planning one of those killer exercise days. I have to do my challenge of 150 crunches. I also have training and cardio to do. I have training at 930 and I have to be at the gyn at 1230, and it's closer to the gym, so, I'm gonna workout till 11:15ish, shower and get Bugga and head out. Then I have to be back to pick up Abigail by 245. Its gonna be a busy day around here.
Jill, I'm so glad that person wasn't in class, I hate when one person makes it so much more difficult. ANyway, glad you were able to talk and have a good time with it. How do you feel this morning. I bet you are one sore girlie!
Chris, How's your mom today? I'll say a prayer her biospy is negative. I know you must be worried. Huggs to ya. How was day two on SBD? I bet you'll see a loss for the end of the challenge. Maybe hit that ONeDERLAND. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.
Kristin, hope that leg is feeling better soon. I bet PT was a pain, but worth it in the end.
Penny, hope all is well with you. I'm wondering how Michelle is doing. PRayers your way.
Michelle, what's going on with you today? How's your stomach?
Tabitha, everything ok on your end. Hope you are feeling better.
Gretchen, how Curves going? Are you going there today?
Roxy, How's it going? IS tomorrow your weigh in? I think so. Keeping my fingers crossed for another loss.
Cindi, how's work going? ANy better yesterday? I know you had many babies in there the other day.
Geri, where are you?
Ricci, how's your son doing with the 5th's
Stephanie, we haven't heard from you. Maybe you dh is home this week and you are spending time. hope all is well.
Deana, how's it going? Are things slowing down a bit for you..? probably not! How's curves. Let us know about your weigh in. You are doing so awesome.
Jeniqua, how is your mouth feeling today? Can't say tooth, because it should be gone right? How'd that go? Hope you were able to eat something and if not hopefully today.
Ok, all, I have to get moving here. BOTH kids were up before six thirty, so I am tired and have to get dd ready for school and that little bugga going too. Oh yeah, and myself too. BBL...I think....to check in. Have a great day.
02-03-2005, 08:52 AM
Hi Melissa - No, I'm not going to Curves today. I usually go on M/W/F. I have been thinking about dusting off my treadmill and doing a little work on that on in-between days.
I'm going to go out to Target today to pick up Turbo Tax and I will be working on doing our taxes today. I used to do it myself all the time, but I never found all the deductions we were owed. I just hate to pay a tax preparer since I'm so cheap!
I hope everyone is doing well.
Jeniqua - how are you? Did you check in here last night? I was wondering how you were. When I had a tooth pulled, they had to stitch up my gum and I could not drink anything too hot or too cold and I basically had to eat pureed food for the first couple of days. You know, it didn't really hurt when the tooth was pulled, but my gum in the area was a little tender for awhile afterward. Check in to let us know how you are doing.
I'm off to Target! See everyone later.
02-03-2005, 10:59 AM
Good Morning ladies!
Flying low......been busy with taxes and scout stuff all morning. On my way out the door to Curves, then grocery shopping and Walmart. Scouts after school, dh is home tonight and NOTHING on my calendar after about 7 p.m......WOW!!! That's a first in a while.
Mel: Have fun at the gym today.....skinny minnie!!! ;)
Gretchen: Don't open that Turbo Tax as soon as you get home!!! Add me to your yahoo messenger and shoot me a message. I'll tell ya how you can do them for FREE!!! online. And submit them electronically, refund in about 10 days! The only thing you have to pay for is your state return and Missouri is 19.95 plus tax. I imagine they are all relatively close to that. Let me know. I am always invisible on yahoo and I will be running but will check as soon as I get home. LMK!!!
Well, I'm not winning any races just sitting here. Out the door I go. I'll check in later.
02-03-2005, 12:46 PM
Good morning Ladies!
Jillybean- glad you got that presentation overwith! I don't especially like public speaking. I'm vice-pres. of our ladies club at church. Next year I'll have to be pres. not looking forward to it let me tell ya! I really dislike rude people also.
Glad that you are toning up your core! I bet those pilates are gonna have a flattening effect on you in a short amount of time. With my big belly I'll probably have to roll and fold it and stick it either up in my bra of down in the undies :lol: , either way...not a happy thought. I certainly don't need more in the boob dept.!
Hey Mel- I must have missed ya! As I'm posting our heroine is working out in the gym, the theme music from Rocky plays softly in the background, as stream rolls off her body like London fog. Yes, tomorrow's my weigh in day. I'm feeling pretty good this week. I would be completely satisfied every week if I lost 2 lbs. I realize I haven't always lost that but still losing more, for me would be unrealistic. Ya know, I hate those weight loss stories where there's a part that they say, "Yeah, and the weight just fell off!" like it was magic or something and hard work had nothing to do with it. I don't no why but that is aggravating to me.
Gretchen-hey I have to do my taxes to. Have fun! OOOH you have a treadmill? Lucky, lucky! Do use it inbetween!
Hi Michelle- read your thread about the Splenda lawsuit. DANG! I knew it wasn't completely natural but chlorine? There doesn't seem to be anyone whose trust you can put yourself into that isn't in it for the money! Rats! I wonder why I can tolerate Splenda instead of nutrasweet, hmmmmm? The best thing to do is to eliminate as many things like that from your diet and keep it as natural as possible anyway. How are you today? Getting in all of your exercise? I hope everyone is through with TOM at the end of this challenge! Hope the stomach is better!
Hi Deana-Zip! Zip! Zip! Could you give me that tax info too, please? I haven't open my box of taxcut yet either. I like that program because I goes in steps and I would never figure out all those deductions on my own. Ya Know, last year I was singing... "Thank Heaven for little girls!" Those children sure come in handy then! :devil: Have a great workout at Curves. What are your new measurements? Have you done them lately? You are probably down! Go E.T.!
Jeniqua-better? I hope you are!!!
Penny- still in our prayers!
Chris-Praying for your Mom!
Kristin-do your PT like a good girl, we want you better as soon as possible!
Cindi-hope things calm dowm for you!
Ricci-How is your ds? Is he feeling better?
Tabitha-how are you doing? Enjoying your car? Hope that WF can get you going soon! Don't forget flylady, it'll help when you are working to keep a routine going.
Well I'm off to the store shopping...TTYL I hope you all have a wonderful day!
BTW- it is bright and shiny outside today! I haven't seen that in a few days it is soooo welcome!
02-03-2005, 01:34 PM
Roxy, your post made me laugh. Yes, I was at the gym, hoping to burn my butt off. I know what you mean. 1-2 sometimes a happy three or an unhappy ZERO is all that ever happens here. I don't know how that girl is losing so much. She must be on meds. Don't you think? Anyway, keep up the good work. You are doing awesome.
Gretchen, Turbo tax is great software. WE use it here. You are right, it's so much better than paying someone all kinds of money to do your taxes. Have a great day.
WHERE IS EVERYONE AGAIN???????????
02-03-2005, 02:30 PM
I had some running around to do today but I'm done now and need to get to work on an assignment. I've got 30 minutes gazelle in already woo hoo. I ended up having to buy a new scale, my one that got damaged from water worked for one day and then went kaput, so I picked a new one up today. I wasn't happy with my weigh in today but oh well I confess I haven't eaten the best the last few days, I've been a bit stressed with school :(
Anyway I better get to work on my assignment then I'll be back in a bit :D
Deana I use Tax cut and Deduction Pro but I've already opened them we'll be getting about 2500 dollars back, Zhaun gets his big screen tv and I want new carpet and a sectional couch we'll see though :D
Okay girls bbl!
02-03-2005, 04:00 PM
Ya know, it felt like Christmas here today!!(I am in tears) You should have seen the kids when all the boxes just kept coming through the door!! They had a blast opening them and seeing what kinds of goodies were sent by my friends!! I don't know what I ever did to deserve such great friends, but THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!(BTW, we are hving spaghetti for dinner! LOL!)
Yes, work has been better, not less babies...just a little more control as we get use to each other! My throat hurts alot, but I can't find time to go to the doc. I think I am going to go take some advil and see if I can get so me relief while I watch my tivo'd soaps!!
PS. Why don't we just call this thread "Moms Losing Weight" like our website says?? I have always wondered, but never remember to ask you all. I am not desperate, not just a housewife anymore, but I am a Mom Losing Weight.
See you later this evening!!!
YOU LADIES JUST ROCK!!!
Love and hugs,
02-03-2005, 04:12 PM
Cindi, I'm so glad you got those boxes. I bet you were all so excited. BTW, we have tiedered between MOM's losing weight and housewives losing weight. Maybe it should be Housewives and MOM's losing weight. Anyone have any objections? I bet that pasta will go a long way. lol. I know your one son only eats Itailan.... Hope you enjoy it. We are all glad and happy to help.
02-03-2005, 04:15 PM
Michelle, that's weird, I posted to you and it's off in cyber space. ANyway, I hope you stomach is feeling better. Is TOM causing the problems with eating? It'l be ok. DId you get the same kind of scale? Or different? Anyway, I'll see ya later online. Good luck with your school work. Dont' forget to take a break once in a while.
02-03-2005, 04:52 PM
hi- quicky from me! :) Just wanted to say hi! Busy day got to work tonight, ugh....ankle is giving me trouble!
I like Moms losing weight.....lots of us aren't "housewives" anymore, but we are ALL moms! It doesn't matter either way to me!! LOL!
Have a great afternoon and evening all. I'll be back tomorrow!
02-03-2005, 05:23 PM
Afternoon to all of you MOMs!
Well, I just found out That I have to go to another town tomorrow in order to get Martin's SSN# They issued him one but I never recieved it, so in order for me to do my taxes I have to go there and get it in person. Oh well, that's a much bigger town and I can go to a walmart then. Well, here's another bit of news... my dh just got hired by the post office. It's a temp job for now but in order to take it, he has to go on nights with his other job. This is going to be so difficult for him. He realizes his current job is not going anywhere. He currently works in a publications factory making magazines. He wants out of there sooooo bad! Plus it would really be a help to the family. I took the phone call that told him he was to start training on Mon . Now I have to find a white noise source, (I found one on the internet) and get the windows covered to make them dark so he can sleep. I don't know how this will work out with 2 shrilly girls and a parrot(Martin!) all day! :lol: He will only see the rest of the children on the weekends. I'll let you know how this is going. Well...if I become pregnant again I can truthfully say that he looks just like the mailman! :devil: I know that was bad! Anyway that's my new news.
Cindi-I'm happy that you liked the packages! Hope you like peanutbutter! :lol: I also like the MOMS lOSING WEIGHT because some of us aren't SAHMs now. I certainly don't really care unless I'm starting a post and have to remember what we are called! :lol: Enjoy your spaghetti sweetie, love ya, things will be better soon, really.
Hi Mel- well, I know you were working hard at the gym today. I have this mental picture of you working hard like those Rocky movies and just couldn't resist teasing you a little bit. Of course, it's all in fun and I truly admire you, I hope that when I'm down more the liking for exercise will increase, and I develop such great habits as you are forming. No good thing comes without effort.
Hi Michelle! I am so proud of you! You are becoming like Mel when it comes to exercising too! WTG! So inspirational! It is so easy to give up unless we have these good role models! Who's goona be the next one in downunderland???????? Stay tuned!
Well, I better go and finish getting ready for the afterschool crowd! TTYL!
02-03-2005, 05:43 PM
OK, LADIES, I HAVE CHANGED THE NAME OF THE THREAD FROM HOUSEWIVES LOSING WEIGHT TO MOM'S LOSING WEIGHT. I AGREE, MANY ARE WORKING SOME KIND OF JOB, SO "HOUSEWIVES" ISN'T APPROPRIATE. WE ARE ALL MOMS SO THAT'S WHAT COUNTS. SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS. I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE CHANGING IT. I'M BEAT TODAY.
Kristin, sorry your ankle is bothering you. Hope it's better soon.
Roxy, I can here the music playing. I used to hear it when I would start working out after a long time...lol and I would picture myself getting smaller and smaller and stronger. Just like Rocky Balboa got leaner and stronger for the fight....So funny you should say that.
So far, my weight is hanging at that 198 mark. Maybe tomorrow It'l be down. I was extra good and I worked out like a nut. Gyn appt was status quo, she thinks I might have a bladder infection, but hard to tell with me, because of my kidney problems. Also she thinks I have a reacurrent yeast do to hormones. Did some reading about that and found that it can cause you to Not lose or to gain weight...ah ha! Well see what the tests show. I've been have a on and off problem for many months..even before the exercising. I'm going to ask her about the weight thing on Monday when she calls. Also, found a detox for it that will help cleanse the body of yeast and help to lose weight. INTERESTING. Hope that wasn't too much info. BUt I thought it was somewhat relevant because of what I read.
Michelle, the thing I read talked about stomach problems and yeast too. You might want to look into it. Yeast, it said can cause IBS, which I was diagnosed with right before this stinkin problem began. It can also cause heartburn and other wacky intestinal problems...check it out.
02-03-2005, 05:45 PM
oops, Roxy, sorry, you have to go far to a big town to get that ss# that stinks!! Cool about dh getting that temp job at the post office. That would be great. I'm sure it would turn into permanent after a while. I mean, that's the way in with those jobs..right? ANyway, It's hard working those hours, especially at the start. BUt, I'm sure it'l be worth it in the long run.
02-03-2005, 06:14 PM
You guys rock! I don't know about the packages, but Cindi sounds thrilled! Awesome, just awesome.
I was just thinking that it's so great to have the accountability here. I sometimes feel like blowing off my workout or bingeing, but I log in here and I know someone will talk me out of it. I haven't felt like that too much yet, but in a few months, I'll be caving, I'm sure.
I ended up getting TaxCut and I hate it. I have spent all afternoon in front of the 'puter just get more frustrated. I guess my next step will be to get the free turbo tax download and take it from there. I don't know. Deana, I didn't see your message in time. Dumb me.
What's this about Splenda? As you guys know, I can't eat that stuff.
Roxy, LOL about the mailman. That is how I feel. Matt is almost never home. Well, he is fixed, anyway. Hee hee.. too much information.
I like the name change. I don't really like the show "Desperate Housewives" anyway. Speaking of TV, the Happy Days reunion is on tonight. Woo hoo, I am so excited!!! Then it's the Apprentice. I've got a big night of TV watching tonight. Matt will be late, as usual.
Melissa - do you weigh yourself everyday? I don't think I could do that. I am too easily discourage and my old lady water weight and messed up TOM would wreck havoc with the scale. Whatever works for you is what you should do, I say.
We're having tuna patties, mac & cheese (from a box) and green beans tonight. These children better not complain! LOL!
Jeniqua - where are you? I'm worried!
02-03-2005, 06:41 PM
Gretchen, I don't always weigh myself everyday, but when I know I've been eating too, much I do, because it keeps me on track. If I don't feel like going to the gym and I see the scale is up, I make sure I go. If I see it's really going down, I will peak every other day. Usually, I weigh in about 2 times a week. Just to keep myself on track. Today, some woman asked how much weight I've lost, I said not that much about 12-14 lbs in all these months, but she said WOW thats great. That's about this huge bunch of bannanas. WHen I looked at the bannanas on the counter, it made me feel good. It was something to see what has come off. Never thought of it that way. FYI, some of us knowing that Cindi was having a hard time, pitched in and sent her a whole bunch of food. You are right though. When you are posting, it makes you feel like you'd better report something for most of the week anyway. It helps me I know.
02-03-2005, 07:19 PM
I'm here! Yesterday was rough but I am doing much better! I actually ate a cheeseburger for dinner tonight!! It was a little tough keeping the food on my left side of my mouth but I ate!! Thank you all for thinking of me. You girls really are a blessing to me. ((((HUGS)))
Gretchen~ I'm here!! LOL! Did you do your taxes yet?? How's curves coming along??
Mel~ You go Girl!! You're doing FANTASTIC this week!! Thanks for all our great chats and for being there when I needed it most...example: my grocery list, Milkshake w/ fruit, soup at hand :) Sounds like even though Dh is gone you're still keeping busy.
Chris~ Where are you?? I am still praying for your mom and your friend.
Michelle~ Hey girl!! How's school going?? Hang in there and remember think healthy snacks as a friend once told me :). You can do it!!
Jill~ I am glad your presentation went well. How are you doing today?? Can you PM me the recipe for that taco salad so I can make it this weekend??
Kristin~ Hey girl! It's always soo great to hear from you. I'll continue to pray for a quick recovery of your foot. You can work like that? Do you sit at work??
Roxy~ Hi there..I know you're going to have a great weigh in even if it is a half a pound. You're doing great!!! I would love to learn how to do my own taxes.
Deana~ I want to know how to do my taxes for free!! Let me know too..LOL! How are you doing???
Well I have to go put the girls in the tub but I'll bbl! Love to all.
02-03-2005, 07:36 PM
Hey ladies. I had my midterm today and it was ok. I didn't feel like staying around so I skipped my other class and went to the mall! lol Kinda sounds like I am in high school huh? lmao Anyway I was just burnt from these last 3 non-stop days and knew I wasn't missing anything in class.
I went to pilates this morning and really enjoyed it again. I can tell it's working all ready! I can't wait to see some physical results in a few weeks. Doing it twice a week is perfect for me I think cuz I don't get burned out.
So tonight it's dinner, relaxing with the family and maybe we'll play in the park if it's still light out. It's 63 here right now!! It's SO beautiful! Another reason I couldn't go to class! lol
Oh and I read that article about Splenda too but I have to say did anyone truthfully think that there was anything natural about Splenda? I know I didn't !! lol And with as many products that are using Splenda now I would definitely expect this kind of reaction from a sugar company, they are losing a lot of business with all the sugar watching going on!!
Cindi I am so glad you liked those packages!! We were glad to do it for you. Things will be better soon! Sorry about your throat. Try to get into the doc. will ya? That's could turn into something real nasty if you let it.
Mel sounds like you had a great workout today! Good for you! Oh and no TMI about the gyn, that was really interesting to learn. I wonder if that is what's going on with you. Let us know what your doctor says about it, k?
Gretchen sorry you are having a hard time with Tax Cut. There is no way I would do my own taxes, 1. because with school work I wouldn't have the time and 2. I am an idiot when it comes to that stuff and I don't trust myself to find all the breaks. I pay someone and his fee goes up each year because our taxes keep getting more and more complicated. Anyway I hope you get it figured out without getting too much more frusterated!! :)
Hi Deana! You busy lady!!!
Roxy lmao about tucking your belly!! Even though I am close to my goal weight I still (and always have) have a belly, I tuck a little into my pants as well so don't feel that I don't know your pain. No, I haven't had 10 kids but genetics gave me this lovely belly so I know where you are coming from!!
Awesome about the P.O. I've heard those are really good jobs. I've even thought about applying, well before I had gotten this far with school. I hope he can make it work with his other job!
Michelle I'm with you on the stress eating because of school! I haven't been THAT bad but def. not as good as I could have been but my stress is over for a week or so until I have to start my big papers and then it will hit all over again. I called my sil today to see what kind of temptations would be at the family Super Bowl Party and she said almost everyone is on a diet and people are bringing healthy snacks! I was so excited because Rons family is my major downfall, I always eat bad around then cuz they guilt me into it. Anyway cool about the refund! Hope you get some neat stuff!
Hi Kris! Sorry about your foot :( Hope it gets to feeling better! Hows SBD?
Ok I've been on here FOREVER!! need to go do something constructive! TTYL
02-03-2005, 07:38 PM
Hey Jeniqua! I took too long with my post and didn't see yours! Here's the link to that taco salad recipe!
Glad your tooth (or lack of tooth lol) is feeling better! Have a great night!
02-03-2005, 08:59 PM
Hey Ladies quick fly by from me before work!
Mel, my tummy has felt okay the last few days. It didn't feel like IBS this time it felt like acid reflux but deeper down in to my stomach, I have had problems with acid reflux in the past and have meds for it so I'm going to start taking those again to see if they help.
Cindi, I'm so glad that you got the package! We love you here! Glad you enjoyed!
I got even more of a refund now cuz I just received my tuition statement! Woo hoo!!
Gretchen, I used taxcut and I liked it but we all have different opinions lol, but it may also help that I have had some (limited) experience in the tax field, so it helps me understand the forms better.
Jill, so sorry you are stressing from school too! These classes I'm taking at the moment are so much harder than the other two!! But I find my education fufilling and enjoy the challenge it presents!!
Kris, I hope your foot is feeling better! hugs to you sweetie pie!!
Roxy, I hope you have fun when you go to walmart!! :D Congrats to DH on his new job!!
Mel, I got the same brand of scale but it measures to the .2 of a lb and its a wide scale so my feet don't hang off the end :) it was only up about 1 lb so its not that bad, and I can feel TOM any day now lol.
Okay girls gotta get ready for work!
Love to all!
02-03-2005, 09:26 PM
Here I am!!!
I had to work today and then go to my sister's to pick up Kayla and Nicole then over to my ex sil's to get Tiana. I got 2 extra kiddies this evening. They're mom wanted to go out to the boxing fights tonight with her boyfriend so I got two of 'em til 10.
Day 3 on SB and I"m still surviving. It was a really battle of willpower today at work with the candy all around but I didn't eat any of it.
I talked to my mom last night and she's still feeling the pain but hopefully those pills will kick in and she'll feel better soon.
Jill-I have a good SB question for you...Is jerky an usuable food? It's just dried meat. How's SB going for you? I'm surprised that I'm not feeling totally weird. Everyone says that you feel kind of different the first days. I get kind of shaky feeling every now and then but nothing major. I tried asparagus for the first time tonight. Not too bad. Lunch was a chef salad with no dressing. I couldn't find a small bottle at the store that didn't have a ton of sugar in it. And a can of v-8 juice.
Roxy-What's the deal with Splenda? I guess I didn't see that in the posts. I'm missing stuff....argghh!
Michelle-Hey, you're doing the same things we are. After we get our carpet installed we are going to get a sectional too. I'm tired of the couch and loveseat scene. But we'll have to see what we find. Our income tax...if we get a refund, is going to be redoing the fence to keep Nicole in. Then painting the house. Looks like no vacation this year. :(
Jeniqua-Does it still hurt? I'm glad you got to eat....
Cindi-Glad you like your "present". I would have loved to see your face and the kids' faces when that stuff showed up. Would have been priceless... :)
Gretchen-I hate tax time. We're the big spenders and pay someone to do them for us. It used to be easier when we didn't have interest statements, IRAs and medical bills and junk. I used to do my own but I really really don't want to anymore. Let DH pay for it.... :lol:
Well gotta get off and check out my other 'puter parts and settle in for my ER night....
02-03-2005, 10:54 PM
Hey Chris. Here's the link to the most updated list of what you can and cannot eat on SBD. As far as I know jerky is not acceptable unless it's made and home and without sugar. A lot of jerky is seasoned with sugar and that's why they don't want you eating it. As far as feeling weird when starting SBD I never did and I don't think you should. But I guess everyones different. I'm glad you aren't feeling it. However I am wondering why you are getting a little shaky. With SBD if you are hungry by all means EAT! This is not a portion limiting diet and as long as it's on the list (and it doesnt have any size restrictions, like 15 almonds/day etc.) have what you want. Make sure you are getting enough protein too, did that salad have some chicken or something on it? You want to make sure you are getting those things that digest slower and give your body something to run on during the day. It also makes you fuller too. I've been doing a lot of deviled eggs, chicken salads etc. Anyway sorry to be so long but I just wanted to comment on what you had said. WTG on staying out of the candy!!! You are doing great!! Keep up the good work! TTYL!
Oh and I should have read a little better, I see you had a chef salad, GFY!!! Ok just wanted to add that! lol
02-03-2005, 11:33 PM
Jill~ I printed the recipe, thanks!!
02-03-2005, 11:44 PM
I also wanted to tell you ladies about a new website I found from another group I belong to. it's called lightnfit.com. It has alot of information there as well. I think you girls will like it. Let me know.
I ate tonight and I have ABSOLUTELY NO PAIN!! Thanks all for your prayers and your thought and kind words. You ladies are the best!!
Chris~ HI!! You're doing great with the SBD, hopefully I'll be joining you ladies soon. Next weekend is our 6th wedding anniversary! My mom has offered to cook dinner for us on Valentine's Day(we were married on the 13th). We are going to have a candle light dinner at our house with my pastor and his wife. It should be very romantic. The kids are going to my mom's for the night too. I plan on enjoying myself that day when it comes to eating :). I plan the following day to start the SBD again with the rest of you. I really loved it when I was on it faithfully.
Well, it's almost midnight..I am still up because DH had to take my son to the ER. He broke out in hives, and was having a hard time breathing. My DH just called and said that he had an allergic reaction to his antibiotic Amoxicillian. I am so glad he's okay..my poor baby. Now that I know he's okay I can head to bed.. Have a nice night ladies and God Bless!
02-04-2005, 12:38 AM
Jill-I think I was shaky today because the chef salad I had didn't really have much meat to it and just a little cheese (no eggs). So this afternoon I drank a v-8...that helped. I didn't know that you could eat whatever as long as it as on the approved food list. I was going strictly by the menus in the book and figuring the points with the WW calculator and I was way down on points. I've been 6-8 pts below what I'm allowed with WW. So I'm thinking I've only been getting around 1000 calories in. That's probably the problem. I've been feeling hungry and not eating. Thanks for the tips.... ;)
p/s....I will eat more.
Jeniqua-Hey my dh and I just celebrated our 6th anniversary too (January 23). We ate at the Outback and I ate what I wanted. We haven't gotten to eat out on our own since before we got married so it was a treat and I splurged. I hope you have a great night next on the 13th... I am SOOO GLAD your son is okay. How scary!
02-04-2005, 01:05 AM
Uuugh, it's been such a long day. I love having my car, but not even a week, and my friend is already will you take me here? Will you take me there? It wouldn't be so bad if we didn't have to pile our 4 kids in the car and drag them around with us! LOL, thank God for big big cars!
As far as the bronchitis, well, my h just got home and is forcing me to take Nyquil...YUCK!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, it has become a tickle in my throat with an unquenchable thirst. Really driving me up the wall.
What was the article about splenda? I am a user of Splenda, did it say it wasn't healthy or something? Just curious.