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!
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 20 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
02-15-2005, 03:15 AM
It sounded like everyone had a nice Valentine's Day yesterday...
Mine actually sucked....... :lol:
I tell you I had such a hard day with my kids yesterday and I had asked my mil and fil to watch the kids so me and hubby could go out to eat.....
Well we packed up all the kids... none of them were dressed to eat mind you... and Andrew was sleeping and in pjs already...
We walked in to there house and my mil is getting ready...
I asked her where they were going and she said... "I thought we were going to eat???"
She somehow misunderstood ...... (not sure how though!)
Anyhow, So it was me, dh, the three boys and my inlaws for valentine's day dinner...
Well the staff was short on cooks and it took us over two hours last night to get our food!
Needless to say when we got home..... No valentine nookie for hubby... lol I went straight to bed with a migraine!
Anyhow, I tell ya...lol
I was also thinking..... Jeniqua...... do you want your bio added to the top? I noticed it wasn't there :)
I'm gonna get back to bed... Have a great day... Hunter has a 8:30am field trip so I will be gone early.
02-15-2005, 07:14 AM
Morning........Penny, I'm so sorry about your Valentines Dinner. I guess you'll have to go out another night, without the IL's.....BTW, I like the image today! Our Valentine was uneventful. We ate and fell asleep with the kids at 8! No valentines snuggles here either. Pretty par for the course here with our little ones though! Abigail doesn't like to go to sleep. They were upset too, because I bought them those Squosh pillows. the ones with the styrofoam beeds in them...Well, we were ready the label and it said ...DO NOT USE FOR CHILDREN UNDER FIVE. So now I have to take them back. They were upset, so we just snuggled them to sleep. I Have to get them new gifts...
Michelle, glad you had such a nice Valentine with the family.. Good for you on eating healthy and protioned at dinner! Keep up the good work.
Chris, that is a Terrible story. YOU are right 2005 better shape up FAST!
Anyway, Gym for me this morning and then home to get some tiding done. Kids have stuff all over and I never got my end of the day tidy in. Not that I always do, but it's pretty messy! What else is new. Do ya ever feel you live with a bunch of slobs?? I know I make messes too, but I have to clean mine and everyone elses too. I know you ladies do the same for the most part.
Have a great day all. BBL to check in!
02-15-2005, 07:15 AM
Penny, BTW, cool to do a poll....But what the H were you doing up at 3am?
02-15-2005, 08:24 AM
Just checking in real quick before we leave for the play for Hunter's field trip.
I never realized those pillows had those labels either. The boys wanted some but I never bought em... I can see the label b/c of suffocation.
I know things will get better soon! :) Hugs to you!
Ok Ladies... I'm off............ POOF
02-15-2005, 08:28 AM
Penny, not just the suffication, ...I thought of that, which is why I didn't buy them in the past, but I thought just to play with, BUT it says that if it tears, they can breath in those styrofoam beads and they can get in there lungs or something. Anyway, back to the store today. Have a good one.
02-15-2005, 09:23 AM
Well, I was on plan most of the day yesterday, until it hit evening. I'd been nauseous for days and just forcing myself to eat a little bit of something. Last night, my nausea finally went away, and I was STARVING! Unfortunately, I know if I go to bed hungry, I won't be able to sleep so I gave in and ate... and then ate some more.
Today I have to go grocery shopping since I'm not sure I left anything for anyone else ;)
Oh well, I'm starting again today and not letting yesterday's food fest set me back like it would have before. In fact, I'm ignoring the scale completely to keep from getting discouraged.
02-15-2005, 10:06 AM
Penny-Add me to the list of NON-valentines day's. I didn't get a card or anything. The kids were acting way up and I had an unusually rough day at work. So after dinner...the usual...I'm not eating that, screaming, crying, etc...I got to help prime the playroom walls. That was it. Didn't even get to soak in the tub to ease the day away.
Michelle-Sounds like you had a great night! I bet the girl's were suprised.
Melissa-I was going to get those pillows for my girls too. Glad I didn't. They look so comfy though. Have fun at the gym. I gotta get the girls out the door for school.
I get to babysit my niece and nephew today. Janet (my sis) is escorting my mom to the doctor today and then she has some houses they are going to look at. Get this...Their realtor was talking to a pastor of one of our churches who builds houses. He's selling them for $139,000. He agreed to sell Janet and Slater one for $124,000 if they like it. Then the Montana Board of Housing will kick in $26,000 because of their income and so they could possibly get into a brand new house for $99,000. They are 3 bedroom, 2 bath houses with double garages in a brand new subdivision. It would be a sweet deal for them. I hope they get one.
02-15-2005, 10:15 AM
Great morning gals!
I don't know why but I feel really GOOD this morning! My belly feels well, less, like something has deflated a little bit. Funny! I'm having a big ol' mug of green tea with lemon. Yummy! I am glad I can finally drink it without hurling! I just read yesterday that it increases you metabolism, so anything I can do to increase that, put me down for it.
Chris- I am so sorry that you and your family are having such difficulties! I am praying for you. What a shame!
Penny-I like the new thread starter picture! How cute let's see how long we can keep it on! Sorry that you had such a "lovely" night! Ya know, maybe in a little while you can see the humor in it and have a good laugh. Maybe next year, when you comment on how horrible this year's V-day was! Burning the midnight oil were we?
Chelle-jump right back on that wagon girl! We have about the same to loose so I was kinda hoping that we would hit oneunderland together. Hope that you have a better day today!
Michelle-Sounds like you had such a fun V-day! You always go the extra mile!
Thanks for the new challange info, I'm gonna check it out later today. I like the idea also of not taking continuous pictures but just before and after. It makes more sense. The effects are more dramatic that way and it's just plain simpler! Yea! Have you had anymore stomach probs?
Mel-too bad about those pillow things! Now the children are disappointed huh?
"Do I ever feel like I'm living with slobs?" HA! The only one that isn't is dh! He is a neatnik! Really! I've learned more from him when I first got married than all the time that I grew up! But apparently, the fruit didn't fall off the ol' tree cause my children all could use a refresher course. The little girls are the worst, because they know the older girls will help them to clean up and they take full advantage of that! BTW-you are doing so awesome with that cleanse! I hope you get rid of your "yeasty" friends!
02-15-2005, 12:28 PM
I just wish things would calm down around here and take on a more normal pace or whatever. Things keep going from bad to worse and seeing the good just seems so far away. Home is rocky, work is hectic, and throw in my mom's health problems, dh's, mine, dh's job woes, our remodeling stufff, and all the deaths that keep happening and it is too much to bear anymore.
Chelle-Hey girl! How goes your battle? You'll have to post some pics sometime so we can see what kind of jewelry you do. I love unique things.
My niece is trying to convince me that she needs to use my computer. That scares me.... :lol: She's so funny.
I'll let her in a little bit...I guess. Her name is Samantha. Okay....I'll let her play now...
02-15-2005, 12:59 PM
Good afternoon ladies! I just got done straightening my house. I just have to mop the floors. Today is day 1 of phase 1 on the SBD! I am ready to lose this weight for good. Tonight I plan on going to the gym. I am really feeling motivated again. Yesterday was for the kids and they had a blast. They loved the new shirts we got them too.
Penny~ I would love to have my name put in the starting thread. I never knew how to do it. I'm sorry you didn't have the greatest Valentine's Day but there's always next year. I'm glad you were still able to go out to dinner. What did you order?
My Bio: Jeniqua ~ 24 y.o married 6 years to Joe, SAHM to Jasmine 5, Juliesa 4, JT 2. I am looking to lose 40 pounds. I am currently on the SBD to help me reach my goal.
Chris~ Things will get better for you. You've really had to deal with alot lately. I'll be saying a prayer for you. Know that you'll be in my thoughts. Keep me updated. My son loves the computer too. I'm always having to give him some computer time too..lol. How's the SBD going?? I am now on the SBD too. Today is my first day and so far so good.
Roxy~ You're making great progress!! My stomach is feeling the same way since I've lost some weight too. Isn't it a wonderful feeling??
Michelle~ I'm glad you and your family had a wonderful Valentine's Day!! I miss chatting with you. I know you're busy with school. Hope you're having an OP day. Don't make me have to check up on you :)
Mel~ How was the gym today?? What did you end up buying the kids instead?? I think it's soo sweet that you snuggled with the kids last night to get them to sleep. How's your cleansing going??
Chelle~ Hang in there. Today is a brand new day. You can do it!!
Well I better go make lunch but I'll be back later.
02-15-2005, 01:45 PM
Jeniqua-This is day 1 of phase 2 for me. I'm doing good I suppose. In phase 1, I went from 201 down to a now weight of 196. That's less than what I expected but still more than I've lost with WW in the last 6 months. No complaints from me. My cravings are pretty much gone too. The hardest thing about phase 1 was dinner for me. I am sooo not a veggie person. Eating vegetables was the hardest for me.
Okay...It's been an hour at the doctor and still no sister or mother. I'm anxious to hear what's going to happen with my mom. My aunt, bless her heart, bought my mom a book on Women's Health while she was in Florida and she told my mom to make sure all of us girls' read it too. She's more scared than my mom...I think.
I've cleaned the bathroom. Scrubbed the baseboards in the kitchen, swept the floor and threw in a load of laundry. After lunch I'll tackle the kitchen. I have 4 kids to feed and I know what that's going to look like afterwards. :lol: Maybe for a surprise tonight...while dh is at his police academy school, I'll get some more painting done. That would shock him.
Okay gotta hit the SBD boards to see what's for lunch and what's for dinner tonight.
02-15-2005, 01:58 PM
I guess it's cleaning time for everyone! I have cleaned the kitchen, folded a load of laundry, working on the second, cleaned the family room and did some other tiding around.
Chris, I'm praying for your mom.... Wow, congrats on the 196, you and I have been so neck and neck. I'm so happy for you!
Jeniqua, good luck on SBD today. Glad you got some cleaning done. How was your Valentine with the kids and dh last night? I haven't gotten them anything yet or returned the others, but I will do that. I have something for patrick ..a Thomas Flash light and I will buy abigail a memory foam pillow. the gym was good. Not my usual 1 1/2 hours, but I still got in some good cardio and some core work!
02-15-2005, 02:20 PM
Well, I have my packages almost done for the grandmas b-days.
They are both going to be 70 this year and one was born on the 17th and the other was the 18th! My mil always jokes she's the young grandma! They both are getting vidoes of the children and cards, some wild rice (a minnesota specialty) and chokecherry jelly I made in the summer. Plus various little things we thought they would enjoy just being grandmas. So off to the post office I go to mail these. DH after only 3 days of training, mostly watching videos. Is on the job taking over for the main route of this guy who had his shoulder surgery yesterday. He wasn't supposed to go on until Saturday and have more training but something happened where his training days got messed up and instead of making him wait they decided to throw him off the deep end of the pier to see if he could swim. This particular route is the largest in this county and also, in the past when they have had temporaries filling in they break the route in half because it is so large. They are so short handed that they just gave him the whole thing! First day! I am very worried about him. He has already put in a full eight at the other place and now he'll get next to hardly any sleep. Oh dear! I hope he makes it home alright! It didn't seem to be so hard to make a living for the family when our dads were young men.
Chris- I wish life were better for you!!! I'm glad at least that the diet is going alright for you and you have lost some. Hang in there, we're all here for ya.
Jeniqua-Hey Beach girl! I know you will do great on this you have such an optimistic attitude! Go-Go-Go! Thanks for the compliment, yes it does feel wonderful!
Well, all of you other girls I am going for my walk now and I'll be back a little later before I go pick up the school children. I have to have a meeting about one of them as soon as I get there! :fr: One of mine just got a detention, great huh?
02-15-2005, 03:07 PM
I have started my massive cornbread making undertaking. I'm never volunteering to do this again. I'll be having nightmares for sure. At least all four of the little people aren't too bad. I just can't get anything done with them around. What to do? What to do? I'm bored. My gazelle is buried so I can't even get to it right now...along with my sewing machine. No fun there.
Oh well. For lunch I had 1/2 c. low-fat cottage cheese. And some wraps: chicken breast, fat-free mayo, relish, and wrapped in romain lettuce. Yum. I'm not even missing my tortilla sandwiches.
back to reality for me. Gotta go find the quietest of the group. The 2 littlest.
02-15-2005, 03:51 PM
Roxy, OH poor dh, he is going to be lead tonight. I doubt a big frieght train going by the front of your house would wake him! Very nice gifts for the gma's. I bet they will be very happy to have them. It sounds so sweet.
Chris, corn bread.....corn bread.......corn bread......how much are you making>? When will your gazelle be out of hiding? Imagine how the weight will come off when you are exercising on top of SBD. I can't wait. R u joining the Challenge again? I am!
BTW anyone who is wanting to join the challenge should go to the msn site and sign up. I believe we are requesting funds at the start this times so that if someone drops out it doesn't effect the outcome prize. Michelle can confirm that. Also, I believe there is a first and second prize on this one. Prize being a piece of equipment and second being a subscription to a magazine or a book about weight loss or diet. Again, Michelle can confirm those comments.
It's a real nice day here. I hope we have tomorrow like this, so I can go outside with the kids. Maybe a walk in the wagon!
02-15-2005, 04:36 PM
Dang it...I case of the disappearing post.
I'm signed up for the challenge. I gotta try to keep up with you.... :D I'm really looking forward to this next challenge. Looks to be fun for everyone.
So how are we supposed to get the money to you for this first challenge? Paypal? I thought that's what Michelle said.
In answer to your question....cornbread for 48. Well it was 48 but a certain Kayla and Samantha each ate a piece. Now its down to 46. Dh will just have to be happy with that.
My mom is finally done at the doctor's. 3 1/2 hours of pre-surgery tests and preparations. YIKES! I'm glad Janet decided to go.
Okay...poor Georgie. Nicole and Kyle are chasing him. He's going to hate children sooner or later.
02-15-2005, 06:17 PM
Chris, OMG, corn bread for 48.......holy cow! You mom and sis must be exhausted from all that time doing tests..... Glad you are doing the challenge again. I think it really helps keep you in check..ya know? anyway, yes, paypal is fine. I don't care. or send it or whatever!
Michelle ....where r u??
02-15-2005, 06:29 PM
Hey guys I'm here just nursing another headache :( Its the last week of class and I'm just a tad stressed over it but it will be over soon and I'll be on to new classes lol. Yes everything mel said about the challenge is correct :D I hope to have time to work on the MLW site tomorrow so I have more information up on it :) Maybe tonight while Idol is on I can't promise though lol.
I just thought I'd stop and say hi! :wave:
gonna try and read a little I may be back later!
02-15-2005, 09:02 PM
Hey ladies, seems like everyone shared their Valintine's . I have a happy one to share,My dh took me to the movies,got me a new wedding ring,bought me 250.0 dollars worth of victoria secret and took me out to eat twice without the kids.My mil spent the weekend with us so we could do all of that.The only bad part was where we were suppost to eat at the olive garden and the first night was an hour wait and didn't have time. The second night we tried to go and there was a 2 hour wait. But besides that we had a great weekend.
I hope I don't sound like i'm bragging, but I guess I am alittle :smug:
Well a Dr. Phil special is coming on i'll post again soon. Love to all :D
02-15-2005, 09:25 PM
Just wanted to say you chicks have been doing great on your weightloss since i've posted last, well the time before last ya'll know what I mean.
I'm stuck on my weight.But congrads to all you chicks on the weight loss while i've been MIA. Love to all. :D
02-15-2005, 10:41 PM
A flyby for me. It's been a long day, and all. My son put himself to bed. And my duaghter is fighting it, but at least she is laying down and being quiet. Hopefully, it won't be too much longer before she goes to sleep.
I have another career opportunity. A real one, not just selling newspaper subscriptions in a grocery store, but a real career. Selling AFLAC insurance! Flexible scheduling, my office would be in my home. I would have to pay for my licsense, but they would train me. I have an interview in the morning. What I would do, is take the newspaper job, to earn the money to pay for my licsense. And that would help. But at least I wouldn't have to pay for it all at one time. This is really exciting. Now, if only my past doesn't stand in the way of this! I will be very very happy.
Have a good night everyone. I'll post more tomorrow.
Michelle, I do have a question about the challenge. Well, I need to clean the kitchen and get to bed now. Talk to y'all later.
02-15-2005, 11:14 PM
Michelle-How come you're getting so many headaches? Mine are all stressed caused, mainly by children. I got 2 little crabbies right now. They have colds and they are sooo unpleasable. Hopefully it doesn't last too long and that Nicole doesn't start having breathing problems. Tiana is on her 3 week of it and she is really congested in the chest. Might end up taking her in. Kayla is just really really stuffed up so far.
Tomorrow is tax day....We'll see if the IRS is keeping it all or if we get a little bit back. I want some money...
02-16-2005, 12:13 AM
Hey ladies sorry I've been so MIA lately. Like Michelle school is getting close to the end again and I am stressing about papers and stuff. So to fill you in...............
DIET: After a long weekend of bad eating I decided to go back on phase 1 to try and get the rest of this weight off!. I joined SBD online. You have to pay for it but they plan your meals for you and answer all sorts of questions, have weigh ins, profiles, chat rooms etc. so I thought it was worth it. Seems to be going good so far.
EXERCISE: I've been going to the gym regularly and getting my pilates in twice a week. I really like it and recommend it to anyone. I was really sore the first day so I know it works. It really gets your muscles loose and stretched. I think if I can combine cardio, weights and pilates at least 4 times a week I should be on track.
LIFE: IM SICK!!!! This sucks, I just started SBD phase 1 again and have gotten into a good workout routine and this hits me!! Bayley has had if for a couple weeks now and Ron had it last week. We are going to the coast this weekend and I don't want to be sick! We are going to ride motorcycles and quads on the beach. Should be fun if the weather cooperates. Oh and I wanted to tell you all that our friends rented a house in Mexico for Spring Break and I think we are going to use some of our tax money and go!! I'm so excited. I've never been and definitly need the break! I'll keep you filled in on the plans. Nothing is in stone yet but I'm hoping it will happen.
SCHOOL: Had my Masters interview and it went well. I feel good about it and now only need to take the big test that everyone fails the first time :( I have that scheduled for March 5th so I need to get studying. Getting close to the end of the term so I will be spending a lot of time at the school finishing my papers and such so you probably won't see me around as much.
Ok sorry so much about me but I've been gone for awhile and wanted to fill you in. I am excited for the new challenge to start. I need to get over to the MLW site and check it out.
Chris, still thinking of your mom. I'm glad you have lost 5 pounds though. I too lost around 5 pounds and thought it would be more but thinking back I didn't stick to the proportions very well. I had more Almonds than I was allowed, more sf stuff too so I bet that contributed too. Good luck on phase 2!!
Michelle sorry school is stressing you out! I know the feeling believe me! Do you get a break in between classes? I hope you get one soon, you deserve it! Let me know Mel's info so I can Paypal her,k? Or Mel I guess you could too! lol
Mel you are doing so well on your weight loss, that clease sounds like it's doing the trick. It sounds really intersting, I might have to try it as well. I was really fascinated reading about it the other day. It's crazy how fast the weight is coming off now, I think you just had to make it over that hump and it's going to be coming off fast now!!
Roxy, your poor dh!! I hope he can make it through. I feel bad for him! I know it's definitely different these days as far as a one income family goes. Not sure a lot of families can make it. I dont think mine would be able to. I'm going to have to work once I get out of school. At least it's good hours and I will have the whole summer with the kids huh? Sorry about the detention, what was the bad deed?
Jeniqua how are you doing on SBD? Good I hope, it's so exciting we are all doing this together. I really want to get this last 10 pounds off (maybe more now! lol) before a wedding I am going to in June. I just want to look good again! lolAnyway you have been doing so good, you had some big changes with the last challenge. I'm sure you will again! Keep it up!!
Ok ladies I am so sorry if I missed someone, and I'm sure I did but my head feels like it's about to explode, I need to get to bed to try and kick this cold. Dh thinks I should skip the gym tomorrow but I really want to keep the momentum up. We will see how I feel in the morning. Ok ttyl Hope you are all doing well!
02-16-2005, 07:24 AM
Angel, seems you had a wonderful weekend. I wish I did. I loved hearing it though. It's so nice to hear good things!
Jilly, glad you checked in. I'm also glad to hear about the exercise you are doing. I think going back to phase one will help you out lots. I guess we won't see you too much until the BIG test is over. Studying hard girlie! If you decide to do a cleanse make sure it doesn't have any physillium sp? or anything that can cause gas or pains or the runs....This one seems to be working just fine for me. It does say that if you are up to taking 2 in the am and pm and you get going to the bathroom to often or pains that you should cut back to 1 in the morn and night. I haven't had a problem thought like I said. It's called Renewlife-Smartcleanse.