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02-17-2005, 08:33 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 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

Jeniqua ~ 28 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.

02-17-2005, 08:41 AM
Morning Everyone! Well, It was an ok night. I actually got to spend a small...very small amount of time with dh. I'll take it though. I got the kids to bed by 830ish and he was on a phone call till almost nine. He was asleep by 930. We talked while hangin out on the couch about a book I was reading while he was on the phone.
ON a frustrating note........I was 195 this morning. WHAT THE H? I can't figure it out. I'm eating fine and doing the cleanse and working out. I don't understand it at all. Here everything was going so well. I even drowned myself with water yesterday. Oh well. The gym is calling me to it this morning for a heavy cardio workout! I did cut back on my intensity this week, but my god, how hard must I really work. It's nuts! I guess I'll have to go back to my 1 1/2 hour -2 hour workouts again. And I'm almost out of training. I only have 2 left. I need a self whippind device, so when I'm doing my weight training and don't do it enough or with enough intesity it cracks and puts me into full swing!

So, what's on everyone agenda for today? I have more laundry and some more cleaning to finish up around 1130 est if anyone wants to fly. Michelle and I were flying together yesterday and I got sooo much done!

Have a great day all....bbl

02-17-2005, 08:54 AM
Can I jump in here? I'm Chrissy, 39 SAHM, 2 girls 13 & 2 and a son 9, married for 5 years but together for 9....I am not on any plans but intend to drink more water and eat less (stop snacking with the kids) and start to exercise.

02-17-2005, 09:35 AM
ChrissyL, Welcome. Of course you can join us! THis is a wonderful group. Hop right in when ever your feel. I'm Melissa SAHM of 2 ages 4.5 and 2.5

02-17-2005, 10:26 AM
GOOD MORNING! :) I am heading over to G_mas house today, to help do thank yous and go through stuff for a promised, I will be back this afternoon to catch up and get personal! :) JUst wanted to pop in and say thank you and (((hugs))) to everyone once again! :) Thanks for all of your kind words! I don't remember who said it, but NOW is the time for ME ME ME !!! I am giving myself through the weekend to get totally caught up on all the happeneing and stuff at my house that has been neglected for a month or more ( the mail, laundry, dusting, carpet cleaning, etc) and then Sunday is the new challenge right???? I am ALL ABOUT THAT!!!! I am ready to "pick up where I left off" and get moving! :) THanks for the help ladies, your the best!
Love to ya'll! Welcome newbies! :)

02-17-2005, 10:34 AM
Good morning, all. I weighed myself today and I've lost 5 pounds in the past week so I was happy... off to a good start! :D

It's that TOM now, and I have cramps kicking in like I can't believe so I'm going to take some Tylenol, wait for it to kick in, and get my butt on the bike.

I have to say, using the Fit Day PC yesterday really helped get me on track and made me resist those snacks I was craving after dinner. Of course, now I can see in writing that I am a total carb-aholic. :lol:

02-17-2005, 10:59 AM


Sorry I cn't get personal right now, we still have so many things to do to get ready for the banquet on Saturday night! I have to be at the center where we are having it by 11 and still have phone calls to make before I can leave, not to mention dealing with dd's needs :rolleyes: She is feeling better but didn't go to preschool all week.

I'll try to check in later, no promises. I may not be here at all until Sunday. BTW, I should be getting my digital camera back this morning, it's tracking on the truck ready for delivery :D .

I want to join the challenge, what's the deadline to sign up? What are the daily chellenges? I checked the site and they weren't there yet. Just wondering.


02-17-2005, 11:22 AM
Good morning ladies! Today I have a full house of kids. Tonight I plan to go to the gym again. It's at a high school so it's only open from 5:30-8:30 Sunday-Thursday. The gym is also open 6:30-7:30 Mon-Fri. but I start watching kids at 6am. I plan to stay OP today too!

Mel~ You're probably building muscle! Keep pushing yourself can do it!! What is flying?? I saw that by your name the other day on yahoo. Have fun at the gym!!

ChrissyL~ Welcome!! My name is Jeniqua, I'm 28 and a SAHM to 3. Jasmine 5, Juliesa 4 and JT 2. Join in!

Kristin~ YAY!! you're back with us!! You're going to ROCK in this challenge, I can feel it. Are you ready to Rock and Roll??? Welcome back!

Chelle~ That's wonderful news!! I would be doing a happy dance right about now if I were you..LOL!! You're well on your way. Keep up the FANTASTIC job!!

Okay, I probably missed someone while I was typing, so I'll be right back :)

02-17-2005, 11:24 AM
Hi Deana! I am sooo glad you're joining the challenge!!! Yay!! Enjoy your day.

02-17-2005, 11:28 AM
Good morning ladies. Well I guess I should post a few details about myself.

My name is Kendrea, I've been married to my husband Frank since August 1997 and we just recently had our first baby (a boy) named Frank IV in November 2004. I am 31 yrs. old and work as an office manager for an alarm/sound company in North Carolina. Luckily I am able to bring my son with me to work everyday!! :D I am 4'11" and up to 174 lbs. So you can only imagine what kind of rolie polie I look like. I am currently doing the WATP dvd's and trying my best to eat better.

Now that's out of the way -- I am off to a good start this morning, have had my blueberry yogurt. I brought fish/rice/broccoli for lunch but my Mom has called and wants me and the baby to come have lunch with her and I fear it will be Mexican. So that means lots of extra walking throughout the day!

I hope you all have a wonderful OP day and get that caboose moving!! :lol:

02-17-2005, 11:59 AM
Looky here. I'm playing hooky today. Kayla is so stuffed up and Nicole is coughing so much that she throws up. What fun! At least I get to ditch out of work for the day.

ChrissyL-Welcome! Welcome! I had to giggle when I saw your avatar...The wiggles are on as I type right now and they just got done with a Captain Feathersword song. Anyhow...I'm a Chris too. I'm mainly a stay at home mom of 3 girls. Tiana is the oldest (11 yrs), then is Kayla (5) and finally my holy terror...Nicole (2 yrs). I'm a native to Montana and destined to never leave. :lol: I'm currently on Phase 2 of South Beach and doing okay. I have rheumatoid arthritis, which makes being a mom kind of difficult at times.

Kendrea-Love your name! You're little one is a cutie too. I used to take Kayla to work with me when she was a baby too if I had no other choice. It had the makings of an interesting day. Now I only work 2 days a week... I work for my dad so its no problem.

Melissa-Don't fret, girl! I'm up a bit too. Darn stuff. I'm getting close to TOM so I could possibly be retaining some water or it could be that diet pop I drank. Too much sodium? Possible. I had my South Beachie breakfast though and feel ready for the day. Restocked the cupboards last night with food and ready to roll.

Well the stuffed up club is crabbin at me. Time to get off and settle them all down.


02-17-2005, 12:20 PM
Good morning dear friends-

Well, I working out my fat belly and muscles with my chicometric workout. It's still so darn hard for me cause of my blubber belly. Awwww! Now I'm going to do the WATP workout so I can pop in the shower.

Hi Kendrea- nice to get to know you. You are about the same height as Jeniqua. I love WATP she is so sensible in her approach to exercise! Watch out for Mexican food! See if they can make you a Taco salad with no dressing! My baby is almost 10mos. old. I am still nursing a bit while weaning.
He has nine other sibs, so he has alot of attention. Did anyone explain the challenge to you yet? I can't remember if it was you or Chelle who asked.We had our first challenge almost 10 weeks ago. The challenge last for 8 weeks. This is a loss challenge, of inches and pounds, having daily challenges (eg. 50 situps or oz. or water to drink) to give additional bonus points. This is done seriously for our benefit but also in good fun. This is not in anyway endorsed by 3fc, we have our own site for this that is private so we can post pics that are not in open forum.If you choose to enter the challenge you need to ask the moderator of the site to enter as it is private. Everyone of the challengers puts up 10$ so the winner can have a nice shopping spree for the new better fitting clothes! :D Everyone does discuss the challenge here to encourage everyone and keep up with those who have not entered to keep up with what's going on. More details are provided on the MSN site.

Hey Jeniqua-you are really ready for this challenge aren't you?! Hey don't listen to those Doritios calling for you from the pantry! :lol: Have a great workour today.

Hey my evil twin- I'm glad you are going to do the challenge too! Don't laugh when you see my full body picture! Okay, you can laugh, just don't laugh too hard! Have a great day! I'll let you get back to your sexretary work.Hope that dd is feeling better.

Hi Mel- glad you had a few minutes with dh last night, beats blowing air-kisses at each other when you pass! I also am at some kinda stall. Argh! I feel thinner, but well, you know! Just makes ya wonder sometime doesn't it?

Chelle- WTG on the 5lb loss!! :cheer: that's a great start!

Kristin- are with us? You are right You first for awhile! We're here for ya!

Chrissy-welcome! I'm Roxy, mom to 10. You have come to a great thread of wonderful women! Let us get to know you and have a great itme losing weight!

Well, I don't want to blow anyone off by not getting personal but I will bbl and catch up, I been on too long!


02-17-2005, 12:58 PM
fly by from me.......... Hello everyone! I guess I'm not the only one with the scale struggles. Ok well, the challenge is starting soon, so we'll be able to really push. I did get a great workout in today. 1 1/2 hours at the gym. My challenge for myself was to run for 5 minutes at 5mp. I DID IT! I also did 35 on the Arch trainer ...those two I burned 480calories. Plus I did about 45 of weight training. I pushed. I was my own trainer today...

Jeniqua, flying is cleaning. ...we were cleaning for a half hour then chatting for 10minutes and cleaning and chatting and so on.

Ok everyone else. I need to take a bit of a break. That workout wiped me out a bit. BBL

Hey DEANA, Roxy, chris, Michellej, and anyone I missed.

02-17-2005, 02:16 PM
Okay, I have a question about the challenge. The 10 dollars, that is supposed to be paid at the start of the challenge, I can't pay it until Monday, the 21st. I don't have a Paypal account, and don't have a checking account. Can I just mail it to someone? And still start the challenge? Does the challenge start this Sunday? My e-mail is someone please let me know about that. Thank you so much. I am really really looking forward to the challenge. I have a webcam that I can take pictures with. (The scale pic will be interesting, but I will just weigh myself next to the computer and have h take the pic.) I have been sick so much for the past few weeks, that I need the accountability of the challange to get back into the habit of exercising!

OH, btw, the newspaper sales job, I start training for that this weekend. What I am going to do, is work at the newspaper and save the money to pay for the fees and everything to get licsensed to sell the AFLAC insurance. Which is what I really want to do. I get to call the caseworker at Texas Workforce Solutions, and tell them that I have a job, and another great opportunity, so I don't need the WIA program at this time, and hopefully won't need it. I am really excited about this. Things are starting to happen for me, and it's great. The income potential with both jobs is great. But only one of them, do I feel I can turn into a career. Having the job now, after a couple of weeks, when we have an idea of what my income will be, my h will be moving out. We are seperating, cause right now, we are fighting more than we aren't and it's just getting stressful. Anyway, it is now time to clean the apartment. I'll bbl.

02-17-2005, 02:44 PM
Tabitha, I don't think it will be a problem. If you mail the money to me or Michelle on Tuesday morning. As long as we have it by the end of next week. I will talk to Michelle to be sure! Then one of us will PM you our addy.

02-17-2005, 02:54 PM
Well ladies I did go have mexican and it wasn't a very wise choice -- I had some sort of steak burrito, rice and beans plus the chips/salsa on the side. But hey I drank lemon water. :lol: I am going to go walk up and down the halls a few times here at work after I post.

Chris -- I hope your little ones start feeling better.

Roxy -- Thanks so much for the info on the challenge. Where would I find this "site" and moderator? I would love to join in. What is the chicometric workout? I've never heard of it.

Melissa -- Way to go on the workout!! I need you to come here and push me!!

Tabitha -- Good luck with your new job!

Okay boss just walked in -- I need to duck out. I'll check back in a bit! Drink that water girls!!

02-17-2005, 03:18 PM
Kendrea-Michelle (MichelleRae) is the moderator. She can get the web address to you and she can approve you. I hope you'll do the challenge. It'll be fun if we get lots of people.

Roxy-what in the world is a chicometric workout? I've never heard of that one.

Melissa-I'm sort of flying today. Cleaning for 20...holding Nicole for an for 20...You get the picture. The only good thing about being stuck in a rocking chair is that I can read my book. Poor little honey is running a fever now. Nicole always gets the sickest.

Oops...I was going to say morning, but Afternoon to the rest of you. I gotta play on ebay really fast before Nicole wants to be held again... :lol: Later on, it'll be or


02-17-2005, 03:55 PM
man oh man busy day here! lol

Glad I made an appearance

Roxy great job explaining the challenge! Thanks! It was great talking to you today!

Here is the link to the msn group:

Just apply and in the note let us know your 3fc member name so we can approve you :)

Tabitha yes you can mail the money to either mel or I just let us know who and we'll send you our address :D

I went and put DH's new big screen tv and home theater on layaway he gets a 52" RCA HDTV ready tv and a panasonic 5 disc dvd/cd home theather system. Lucky guy! lol

Well I need to work on some assignments and I'll be back in a bit!
Love to you all!

02-17-2005, 04:23 PM
I'm inbetween flying, so I'll be quick.
That chicometrics that I was talking about is a toning exercise that many women from Iowa have benefitted from. These are toning exercises that look and are deceptively easy. As I was telling Michelle today, they burn , burn , burn! I still am having trouble making it all the way through the abs part but I am getting better! I didn't feel like dying today and even did my WATP shortly afterwards. I'll bbl my break is up and I have to get back to work!

Nice Chatting with you too Michelle! Have fun playing slingo Chris! Hope Nicole feels better!

02-17-2005, 04:45 PM
Michelle -- I can't get find the MSN site -- it's a broken link. Can you post it again or just send it to my email - Thank you!

I'm going to walk the halls...... :lol:

02-17-2005, 05:05 PM

this link is the same one I posted earlier hopefully it works this time MSN has been having some problems lately as they are upgrading their servers let me know if youstill have a problem.


02-17-2005, 05:07 PM

ugghhhh msn gives me a pain in the *** I tell ya! lets try this one I manually typed it

02-17-2005, 05:20 PM
Good Afternoon! :) I am all of g-mas clothes taken to the "BLossom house"...its a home for women trying to get back on their feet after an abusive situation...they use the clothes to get back into the workforce, and because most of them left their homes and went to the homeless shelter first, with nothing. It was neat to get all that to them..they were thrilled...especially since g-ma was a size 10 or 12 so that was pretty average for them.

CHelle - Hello :wave: nice to meet you :)

Kendrea - I love your name too...that is so great that ds comes to work with you! IS there a daycare that is in the building? no no no to mexican! LOL! I love burritos and stuff like that, so I feel our pain! Work it off girl!

Michelle - Hey there to you! :) GLad dh is getting the TV, he will be happy :) What a good wife you are :) LOL! SO what is the deal with the challenge....I must have missed the info...we are doing $$? Let me know what to do!

Melissa - Hey there poor gal, your scale is all over the place! Now that you are in onederland, it just wants to mess with you! LOL! Glad that you and dh got some time together......I know its a hard thing to fit in!

Roxy - How are things!?! You sound like you are doing really well in exercising....way to go!

Chris - HEy there..sickie here too....she is coughing still..I should know though, every March, April she gets the same cold...DISINFECT! That is what I am going to do when I am done here, I haven't in a while and I bet it will help!

Jilly - Hey there lady! HOw are ya, busy with school Im sure :) I miss chatting with everyone at night...hopefully soon I will get my butt into gear and have evenings open again! TOngiht, I work, tomorrow night is the scrapbook ngiht, Sat night I am meeting a girlfriend for never ends

Jeniqua - YOu are so positive, it is so great! :) How is your family doing? Everyone back to being healthy? Hope so!

Penny - So glad that your cousin is doing better. That was the last I heard, want to update me further, if there is more to tell, purty please :) Are you still teaching? How is that going?

Deana - HI to you! :) So glad that you will be in the challenge :)

Tabitha - Sorry that you and dha re seperating. If you do argue all the time though, it is probably better for the kids and each other. I will say some prayers for ya! :) Glad you are doign the challenge!

Hi Ricci! Hi Cindi !! Hi Melinda! Hi Spryng !! :) HI Geri!! Hi Steph! :) HI Gretchen! :)

Well HA! I think I covered you all, inunder 40 minutes! LOL! I must continue the laundry and get ready for work, so I will talk to you all tomorrow, unless I get a chance to get on here after promises though! :) :grouphug:

02-17-2005, 07:51 PM
Good evening ladies!! I wasn't able to make it to the gym tonight..uuggh! My sinuses are bothering me really bad. I'm very tierd and my head hurts. To top it off, it's snowing outside too. We are suppose to get up to 7 inches tonight. I hope there's school tomorrow, other wise I'll have a house full of kids.

Kendrea~ Did you get your walk in?? I love lemon water! One slip isn't going to hurt you :)

Roxy~ I looked up the iste

02-17-2005, 07:56 PM
sorry my son pressed the enter key :)

Roxy~ I looked up that site. It seems very interesting. Maybe I can pursuade my husband into letting me buy the video online tonight. You're really doing great!!

Kristin~ My family is doing much better. Thanks for asking. Are you going to start doing the SBD or are you going to just eat in moderation??

Hi Chris, Michelle, Tabitha, Jill!!

I have to go the kids are fighting. Sibling rivalry. You gotta love them. BBL!

02-17-2005, 08:19 PM
Michelle, I'll send the money to you. I'll be able to mail it off on Monday, as I'll pick up the check early in the morning. Just send me your addy, and I'll get it off to you. I am really really looking forward to this! WooHoo!

Well, tonight, I had a healthy dinner. One of those Lean Quisine Skillet Sensations meals. DELICIOUS!! Also picked up some fresh fruit and vegetables. Stuff that I can cut up and eat as a snack. So I picked up some Kraft Free Ranch. No fat, and the only thing is that it has 350 mg of sodium. So, I will have to watch how much of that I eat. But I mainly got it to eat with carrots and cucumbers.

Well, off to bath the kids and get them ready for bed. Early bedtime tonight, so that I can get some housework done. WooHoo!

02-17-2005, 08:45 PM
Hey all! ME again, sorry I am running today and beat to boot! I was at my gmas for 3 hours and it's a half hour there and back. so that was 4 hours out of my day and since I left the house at 845 and didn't return till 1130 from the gym my time today was short! I am beat!!!!!! I really just want to go to sleep and it's only 740 here. I have another busy busy day tomorrow too. I have about a million errands to run including the gym.

I see everyone on the Msn joining the challenge...VERY COOL. Umm, I guess I'm gonna make people sweat huh!>? And here I am slowing down over here. I better get some energy up quick if I'm gonna give you all a run for your moula! I don't know if I can keep that same pace up. I think the flush is making me a bit tired too. Man the toxic crap that must be drugging up right now. I hope once the cleanse is done I'll feel more energized.

Tabitha, cool about the newspaper job.

Chris, sorry you have sickies. Glad you are getting some reading in. NOt easy with the kids.

Michelle, hope school settles down for you.

JIll.........hello there. I know your busy busy.

Kristin, glad you are joining inthe challenge again. Good for you! You can do it !!!!!!!

Kendrea, join the challenge. You'll have motivation. I'll make ya!

Roxy, I'll have to check out that site. It sounds so interesting.

Penny, are you joining the next challenge. It's gonna be so different from the last. Um, where did your friend Stephanie go? Havne't seen her around at all.

Michelle, do you need any help posting info on the site? LMK if I can help ya out. BTW, I am mailing out those pants to you tomorrow and the cd's I promised you for the girls. Can't find the Backyardigans one though, but I am sending two Carebear ones. I'm sure they'll like em'

Ok all, I don't think I'm getting back here tongiht. Maybe, we'll see. I think I got a small message into everyone though. Have a great night. bbt

02-18-2005, 08:51 AM
Gonna start a new thread! C- ya there!