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02-11-2005, 09:19 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!

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

02-11-2005, 09:27 AM
Morning Ladies! :coffee:

Coffee sounds nice right about now... even though I don't usually drink it.

Not too much planned for today. Just a little at home exercise since Andrew is still sick. Nicholas has speech at 10:00 and that's about it.

Tomorrow we will be set out in front of our Super Walmart from 9am to 3pm to premote the Kidney Walk. We had another article come out in Wednesday's paper... I will try to scan it soon :)

Have a great day! TTYL!

02-11-2005, 09:49 AM
Penny, it's sounds like you are as busy as usual! try to get in some you time! Glad to see you posting, but I wish you could get some sleep.

Good morning everyone else! I am fixing to head to the gym. DH is off today, so I hope I can run there's so much easier for me...well, for anyone for that matter. DD is at school, so he'll get some play time with just bugga. I will check in with everyone later! bbl

02-11-2005, 10:10 AM
I know I had said I'd give details on Allison, so here they are...
January 30th
1:22 am
7 lbs. 11 oz.
19 1/4"
From the time I got to the hospital and the time I had her, my labor was 4 1/2 hours. I pushed her out when I was only 8 cm and the doc wasn't there. The nurse delivered her and everything was great.
Thanks for all your concern. Hope everyone is doing well.

02-11-2005, 10:51 AM
Good morning!
Glad to see that everyone is up and about already! It's weird sleeping all by myself at night, since dh is working all night long but today he has a couple of days off. He came home and is going right to bed, sleeping a few hours then we'll go grocery shopping, whatnot, and he'll go to sleep with the rest of us. This sounds like it will only mess up his schedule more, having no real routine but I don't know.

Crystal-seems like you had an easy go of it! My girlfriend is in labor for like 30 hours! Glad all is well!

Mel-Have fun at the gym. Glad to hear that dh has some Bugga-time! They need that!

Penny-Good luck to you with your Kidney walk promotion. I hope it does even better than the last one! Is there anything new with Michelle?

Well, since our weekends are different now I am getting ready for this one now. I have to mop the kitchen floor and DS#1 ruined my mophead so until I go shopping I have to do it by hand, on my hands and knees! Oh well, I have to look on the bright side it's a good workout! BTW- I gained a pound this week. Maybe it's just today because I ate to much last night. I was just so hungry. I overate. Question- when you start working out more do you all get more hungry? I don't know why...but for the past couple of days I really am hungry in the p.m.! Argh! It doesn't do any good to workout if you're gonna eat more! Duh!

02-11-2005, 10:58 AM
Crystal, glad to here all went well for you at the hospital. I know you weren't crazy about going ther to deliver allison. Congrats!

Roxy, I absolutely felt ravinous the first week that I started to exercise and that week I didn't reduce food at all. I took it one step at a time. I took about two weeks to feel NOT hungry. Now it's the opposite. If I don't work out I feel it. The trainer / speaker guy told me that when you exercise you release something that acts as an appetite suppressant for a short period of time. But I think the first week, you body is looking to replace those extra cals that you are burning off. Have fun being on those hands and knees, I hate when I have to clean my dining room floor, because I have to do it like that. It's hard word and NOT fnished. It's like Karate kid. Wax on Wax off..ugghh. Have a wonderful day!

02-11-2005, 11:02 AM
My name is Michelle, and I work from home on a small jewelry business I just started. I have a 7 year old daughter, and I was just married for the second time a few months ago. As of now, I'm not on a specific diet plan. I'm going to see how I do on my own for a couple of weeks, and if I don't see any results, I'll try WW.

It's good to read the posts from other moms... reminds me there is no excuse to be sitting here reading a forum instead of using the exercise bike that is only two feel away :lol:

02-11-2005, 11:05 AM
Here are some pictures of Allison. These are both when she was just a few days old. She's now 12 days old. But I haven't taken any pictures of her since these.

02-11-2005, 11:17 AM
Thanks for the post Mel! That helps, glad I'm not going crazy.

Crystal-Awwwww! What a sweetie! Look at all that hair, I'm jealous, mine are bald!

Hi Michelle! Welcome! I'm Roxy, mom to 10 children. The ladies here are so supportive and nice, a wonderful group of friends! Some of the ladies have just started the South Beach Diet, it makes it fun and inspirational when you can eat and help your friends! There is so much research on 3fc among the threads make sure you do your homework and read some of the other threads before you start. We wish you luck on your weight loss journey!

02-11-2005, 11:30 AM
Good morning everyone. I ended up taking myself t urgent care last night. I have bronchitis. They gave me a prescription, and after one dose I am feeling alot better. Quick question: Can anyone tell me why drugs cost so much? I got 20 pills and it cost me $100. I am still resting, and drinking lots of water.
Crystal, cute baby.
Welcome Michelle.
Have a great day everyone.

02-11-2005, 11:36 AM
Crystal-What a cutie! Love that head of hair. I'm in the baldie group too. All mine barely had any. Glad all went well. My longest labor was 21 hrs...the shortest was 2 hr. 49 min. She's adorable....

Roxy-How can you mop on your hands and knees? I'd be dead, well at least my arms would. I'm not losing or gaining so far this week. I'm getting tired of eggs for I'm just dying for phase 1 to be over soon.

MichelleJ-Welcome. You have you're own jewelry business at home? How awesome is that! I'm trying to figure out something I can do from home to make some money and help out with the bills. I have 3 girls and can't see working full time to pay out $200 a week for daycare.

Melissa-Morning! Have fun at that gym.

Penny-Wish I liked coffee too. I was woke up at 3:30 this morning by dh. He said he felt weird. He woke up dizzy and then he felt like he had a bunch of pressure in his head with his ears ringing. I went to see what he was talking about and his whole head, neck, arms and chest were red like a lobster. He said his skin felt tight and tingly. So it was up to the ER for him. The doctor says it looks like an allergic reaction to something. He's supposed to check with his doc today to see if it's the cholesterol meds. they have him on.

Today is a slacker day for me, I think. After working all week, I need to lounge a bit. My wrist is still killing. Darn it! I'll get some housework done and some laundry too. Lucky me, we don't have anything put back in the family room except the entertainment center and my computer...NOTHING TO CLEAN THERE! Must check other email stuff and get showered up. TTFN>


02-11-2005, 02:22 PM
Hello all! Back from the gym. Got in a 35 minute workout and burned 420 calories and did 2.9 miles on the precore. Glad I got that in. Wish it was more, but I'm beat this week.

MichelleJ, there is another Michelle here, just so ya know...Anyway, Welcome to our group. I"m sure you will like it here. Everyone is doing wonderfully right now with diets and exercise with the support of each other. Hang in with us. BTW, we start a new thread each morning, so keep you eyes out for us the next day.

Chris, glad you got to check in with us. HOw's that carpet..../???? is it all done?? How is SBD going today?

Crystal, she is BEAUTIFUl. BIG eyes too! Love babies with those big eyes.

Roxy, glad you found my tidbit helpful. You are doing great. Keep it up!

Anyway, I have some major cleaning to do. Dh didn't keep bugga when I went to the gym, so It too longer to come and go then I He had to do some stuff and then It turned out he got a call from a guy at work and didn't do anything. I don't know. Men Can't talk on the phone and do anything else...can they? I mean, Most of us can probably talk on the phone, write on the computer, do laundry and empty the dishwasher practically at the same time. OH well. Now he's out, he had to visit a former employee at the hospital. I swear when he gets a day, we never get to spend it together. Oh well. Time to clean house.!

02-11-2005, 03:36 PM
hey girls!

Welcome MichelleJ!

Melissa, I hope you had an enjoyable workout :) How would you like us to deliver your BLC winnings to you? Paypal? Mail? Let us know :)

Penny, your walk is gonna be great!

Crystal, Allison is just beautiful!! Are you getting any rest?

Chris, I'm sorry your wrist is still hurting :( Are you still using your gazelle?

Roxy, Hey my lil patootie :) I hope you have a nice day!!

Okay so I hopped on the scale today and I was at 206 even so I was pretty happy about that, for dinner tonight I'm having a salad and some sugar free jello. Hope you all have a great day!

02-11-2005, 04:59 PM
Michelle-My gazelle is stuck downstairs right now. My dh folded it up so we could get the carpet in. :( I'm diggin that bugger out tonight though. I finally have some strength back in my hand this afternoon. By tomorrow, barring any heavy lifting...I should be about normal.

Melissa-Housework, work-out, hard work...what kind of work won't you do? I wish I had your determination. I'd be stick thin, if I did. I'm almost to that half way point and I've heard that's the make it or breat it point. I pray that I have it in me to keep going.

Jillybean-Where ever you are...I made that dessert. I'm trying it with sf lime jello. Kind of a keylime pie looking thing. I'll letcha know what I think when its fully chilled.

Roxy-MAAAAA! Where are ya? Busy scrubbing that floor. I have to get some vacuuming done and some laundry folded. MY usual. sister left me a cd to listen to. Three guys from are church recorded it in the basement of one's house of all places. It sounds sooo good. I'm really impressed. My mom picked me up one too, just my brother forgot to bring it over to me today. I got even though. I made him change my flat on my van and take it to get it fixed.... :D See it doesn't pay to be the baby of the family. He'll learn. :lol:

Gotta check on my brood. I've got my sister's kids too. They are trying to get some financing for a house. I hope they can get one. IT would be great for them. They live in a tiny 2 bedroom basement apt right now and as the kids are getting's getting more and more cramped.


02-11-2005, 05:43 PM
Hello everyone!

Roxy, I have had to do that. Scrub the floor on my hands and knees, yuck! My heart goes out to you.

MichelleJ, welcome. Hope to see you around more.

Crystal, what a beautiful baby girl!

Michelle, glad to see that number is starting to go down again! You really seem to enjoy the Gazelle. I haven't been able to use my orbitrek in a while, cause of being sick....but I am looking forward to getting back on it. tomorrow, I plan on starting back on it, but slowly, about ten minutes at a time. I am hoping that now that I am breathing a little easier, then I can work my strength back up, increase my energy, and start feeling a whole lot better.

Well, believe it or not, I have a job interview tomorrow at noon! Send some positive thoughts my way, ladies. I really want this job. The scheduling is flexible, and it's commission, sales, and I know I would be good at it! Just have to get that across to the woman I am meeting tomorrow! LOL, I will use Jedi mind tricks, and get her to hire me! (Okay, still a little goofy from the cough syrup. Gotta love that stuff!)

02-11-2005, 07:29 PM
Hello ladies!! This week has been so hetic. I am so glad it's friday!! The gym is closed tonight so I think I will run downstairs in my basement. I don't want to miss a day or I'll get lazy. I want to keep the ball rolling. The sun was shining here today too!! When the weather is nicer I am so motivated and pumped to get fit. I'm looking forward to running outside too.

Roxy~ I've had to scrub the floor on my hands and knees before. I don't envy you. Aren't you doing the SBD too?? I started back up to the gym again a couple of nights ago and when I came home I had the munchies soo bad. I get that way the first week and then after that I am fine.

Penny~ It's soo great seeing you post again! I agree with Mel, you need to get some rest. It's nice to have you back.

MichelleJ~ I am a SAHM of 3. I run a daycare out of my home. I know you're going to love it here as well. WELCOME!!

Michelle~ YAY!! The pounds are going to start melting off of you girl!! I'm jealous, I really want a gazelle. I also saw the 6 second AB machine, I want that Keep up the fABULOUS JOB MY FRIEND.

Chris~ Hey!! You finally got your new carpet?? How are you doing with the SBD?? I hope DH feels better soon too. I am still keeping you and your mother in my prayers as well.

Crystal~ Allison is gorgeous!! Look at all the hair on her head. God has truely blessed you with another angel. It's nice to see you back.

Tabitha~ I am saying a prayer for you right now!! I am soo happy you have an interview!! YAY!!

Ricci~ I hope you feel better soon. Drink lots of fluids and get lots of rest!!

Jill~ I know you're busy with school but I wanted to say HI!! I hope all is well with you. How are you doing with the SBD?? I can't wait to start back on it with all of you.

Kristin~ Hey girl!! How are you?? Are you feeling any better?? How's Sydney?? Have a lovely evening.

Well I better go..Have a lovely night ladies.

02-11-2005, 08:35 PM
HI all,
I'm in a good mood. My sister and her dh got approved for a home loan. Now they get to look for their very first house. I'm so excited for them. It's about time we got some good news in our family. Oh yeh, my dh has an appt. with his doctor Monday morning. He's not supposed to take his advicor anymore. He still feels a little weird. I hope its not a lingering effect.

I still haven't done much today but what can you do with 5 kids running all over the place. I did get the dishes done and the upstairs vacuumed. THere just isn't anything to clean in the family room...We haven't put everything back yet. I'm going to try to minimize it too. "nuf of the junk.

I suppose I should get dinner going. DH is going to be home in a little bit and the girls should be making their way back. They went to the school to play basketball.


02-11-2005, 09:32 PM
MichelleJ-Welcome. You have you're own jewelry business at home? How awesome is that! I'm trying to figure out something I can do from home to make some money and help out with the bills. I have 3 girls and can't see working full time to pay out $200 a week for daycare.

I do have my own business, but it's still very new. For now, it pays for itself, but there is money I took from personal accounts that I need to repay before I can even think of making a profit. I do really love it though, and I love being able to be home when my daughter gets home from school instead of going to work before she wakes up in the morning and coming home in time to feed her dinner and tuck her in.

My mom was home with myself and my 2 brothers when we were growing up, so it was important for me to be able to do the same for my daughter. She used to work at home doing daycare, and eventually she did artwork which evolved into basketweaving. When all of us hit high school, she went back to college to become an RN.

02-11-2005, 10:05 PM
HI everyone!
Well...I got that floor scrubbed! Actually I scrubbed the table and benches, washed the walls and pulled out the appliances too. I told dh I had so many chores to do plus I WAS going to workout before we left to pick up school children. So I just finished the kitchen and I am lobster red, am he strolls in and says, "Oh good, You did your workout." I said, "I just finished the kitchen!" He says, "Well, what's taken you so long?" It's good I was to tired to kick his butt! I did do my workout. I resolved to, and if it kills me I will. I am whipped though, my legs and feet are tired. I'm listening to "Ants Marching" right now (DAVE Matthews Band). That would be good to work out to. :lol: Oh! I wish this site could have audio clips! Martin said, "MAMA!" today! I was so excited! I wish they would stay little for a while longer!

Chris- don't worry, I lived! I'm so glad to hear your sis got approved for her home loan, I hope they find a nice place to live. Do you have new carpet smell in the house now? It's almost as nice as new car smell! :lol:

Tabitha-saying a lil' prayer for you that you will get your job! Good luck! I always use Jedi mind tricks unfortunately they wear off during teenage years, but they still work great on dh. Either that or he is working them on ME making me think he's fallen for them. :devil:

Jen-No, I'm not doing SBD currently, I'm doing my own modified Atkins...Were I don't eat the saturated fats like so much meat and bacon. But more organic stuff and leaner cuts of meat and that I look at SBD recipies all the time. I do however eat real eggs and cheese just not so much of it.

Michelle- :o !! ;)

Mel- so your dh isn't a multi-tasker. AW! Cut him some slack he's so cute and honest you have to forgive him! :lol:

MichelleJ-glad to have you on board, you sound like you have an interesting job and Mother!

Well, I'll check in later when, I get these flying Walenda's to bed!


02-11-2005, 11:42 PM
Hi out there to all you lovely ladies! :D

I was coming to post but I am just pooped!

I will talk to you all tomorrow evening after our adventure at Walmart! Have a great day tomorrow!

TTYL! Penny

02-12-2005, 07:06 AM
Gonna start a new thread!