Support Groups - Home of the Loozing Floozies.....(#31)

03-17-2005, 12:35 AM

Hello :wave:

Here at McSkinneys, Our mission is to motivate,support and lose those pounds & inches.We must keep those Loozing Floozies loosing!!

Feel free to join our group of wonderful ladies.Come on in.....Give us YOUR motivation,support and ideas.We would love to have you!!!

03-17-2005, 11:57 AM
Do you all remember me??? I'm back home for just a day or two, then I'm back with mom at the hospital. She has progressed wonderfully, she is out of ICU, made it through step down and is now in a rehabilitation area. she is walking with assistance and a walker, and remembering names, dates etc. There seems to be some short term memory loss going on, but we will take a little confusion over what the doctors originally told us to expect. It looks like I will have another week or two of travel time before she can even think of coming home.

Carol, I'm sending blessings your way, I hope your dad regains his strength and is able to go back home. I understand the family junk. I have 4 siblings and through all of this mess, only 1 brother showed up to offer any assistance or support. 1 brother and 2 sisters have basically "disowned" mom because of greed after my dad passed away. I guess they will have to live with their decisions. Try to just keep in mind to do what is best for your parents, if you feel at ease in your heart, then you know you are doing the right thing.

Crystal, WELCOME!!! I'm usually the mouthy one here on the board. I look forward to getting to know you better once I can finally be back here at home and catchup properly.

Shelley, I am saying special prayers for you sweetie. Will Mike be able to go with you for the procedure? Just know I am thinking of you and wishing you only the best.

Sher, I can't believe Chris is already graduating!!!! Hold him tight and give him an extra big hug from me!!! Thank you for all of your notes during this mess.

Ramona, will Dan be home for good? Try not to break the little guy in half when you see him! Sounds like he needs to go back home and have a long visit with mom and put some meat back on his bones! I am so happy he is coming back home, I know it is a relief for you.

Dee, did you get caught up from your vacation? thank you for the well wishes, it is so appreciated.

Deb, how is James doing?

Janice, are you still doing WW?

Cheryl, are you back at your house or are you still with Stewart?

Gosh, I feel so out of touch. Hopefully I can check back in a few more times before I need to leave again.

03-17-2005, 12:45 PM
Gayle!! Great to hear from ya! I'm still with Stewart for now. I've got to go back "home" on Sunday. I'll miss him, but it'll be nice to get back into my routine. The CAT is ready to be at home, too--she's not really happy at Stewart's house.

Glad, so glad, to hear things are going better w/your mom than expected. That makes me so very happy for you!


03-17-2005, 01:58 PM
Sherry have a safe trip. I know that you must be so proud. I am so happy for you. Enjoy the time with Chris.

Gayle, who is that. Gee there is a stranger in our mists. A welcome stranger! Now that I am home I am going to miss your daily post while you are gone. I am so glad that your mom has improved so much and that she is doing better than expected. Even though she is doing good I know that you are still worried about her. I can understand completely because of what my mom went through. Hang in there, I am praying for you.

Cheryl I am happy for you that you got to spend time with your honey Stewart. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Crystal wow I can't believe how little you weigh. Does your doctor know that you are trying to lose? Be careful not to lose to much, it is bad for your bones.

Shelley you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Well lunch time, got to run. I have an appointment with the surgeon today. My legs is doing much better but my back is in so much pain. I think that it is worse than before my surgery. Guess I will see what he thinks.

Hope that you all have a happy peaceful day.


03-17-2005, 08:13 PM
Gayle-I'm glad you were able to post. Please read my response to your email. I didn't send you an ecard. I am sending special prayers your way for your mom.

Well, I am doubly depressed now. My dad called me at work to say he bought a house 2 blocks away from where he just sold. I am so upset. They didn't even ask me to look at it with them. I really don't understand what happened, but I have to let them do what they want to do. I guess it was meant to be. I am just very disappointed. Nothing seems to be going right with me lately.

Dee-You are sounding so much like your old self again. I'm so glad you are back and getting into the swing of things again.

03-18-2005, 12:26 AM
Hello all.
We just drove in from Ft. Sill and I've got to get in bed so I can get back to work tomorrow. The homecoming ceremony was just fabulous and we had a fantastic time. I just wish he could have come home with us. He has to stay there another week for out-processing.

I just wanted to tell you, Shelley, that I'm holding you in my heart and prayers and I know that everything will be fine. I'm so sorry your father disappointed you.

Gayle, how wonderful that your mom is doing so well!!!! I'm thrilled for you and hope you will be able to be home again soon.

To all the other floozies, I love you all and will post to you tomorrow. Right now I can barely see what I'm typing, so I'm off to bed.

03-18-2005, 03:07 PM
Ramona that is great that you were able to share something so special with your son. It won't be long before he is back at home.

Shelley I am sorry to hear that your parents didn't buy a home near you. I guess they were worried that they wouldn't find a place to live. I am sure that moving from their home is emotionally unsetting for them. You know that you are in my prayers. Sometimes things work out differently than what we pray for but it is for the best.
I'm doing much better but the pain gets to me.

The surgeon wants me to have a couple of months of physio therepy. The hospitla phoned me to start therepy the day before I left on my trip. I told them that the surgeon thought that I didn't need it and to take me off their list. Now the plan has changed again so I hope that I am not on the bottom of the list. It took six weeks of waiting before I got the call. That was a urgent list that I was on. The surgeon said for me to see how long it is going to be and if it is more than a few weeks he will call and move it up. He also said that he thinks a lot of the pain is because my muscles are tight and need stretching. I am also favouring one leg when I walk. Who knows we will see if therepy helps. It just is discouraging because it has been over a year that I am dealing with this. Good thing we don't know our future.

Come and post so I know how you are doing and you can entertain me today. lol

03-18-2005, 04:06 PM
Dee-Has it been a whole year? Wow, the time sure does fly. You have been in such pain for so long, I hope they can up you on the list.

03-18-2005, 11:44 PM
Crystal wow I can't believe how little you weigh. Does your doctor know that you are trying to lose? Be careful not to lose to much, it is bad for your bones.

LOL Dee, are you kidding me? Remember my goal is in kgs, not lbs. I'm currently 106.5kgs (234lbs) and my goal is 75kg (165lbs). My photos are up in the photo thread to prove it!

Don't worry about me, I've got plenty of me that I can safely lose! :lol:

03-19-2005, 08:53 AM
Back on the rollercoaster. Dad called and said that the house on the Cape was sold out from under them. Now he's buying a different condo 6 miles from me. I am not going to get my hopes up again. He already knows when the closing date is, but I don't trust anything anymore!!

03-19-2005, 05:34 PM
Crystal, I had to look again too, I wondered why someone would be wanting to lose weight if their top weight was 110 pounds! I just looked at your location! would LOVE to visit and see all of the wildlife. Do you have Kangaroos roaming in your area? I watched a television program one time about a lady who would take in motherless babies because of the moms getting hit or injured on the roads. This poor woman had pockets hanging up everywhere in her house to place the babies after feeding. She was up all hours of the day and night caring for them until they were old enough to release back into the wild.

Shelley, keep the faith, everything works as it does for a reason. It may not make sense now, but in a few years it will.

Ramona, I'm so happy Dan is ok! When will he be back with you???

Sher, hoping everything is great for you!!

Dee, I'm sorry you are still in so much pain. Hopefully the doctors know what you need and can get you going through some PT to help with the aching and discomfort. I am still sending special blessings your way for a complete recovery.

Mom is holding her own, the doctors are still not giving us a release date. We are now on day 17 in the hospital. It will not surprise me in the least if it isn't the entire month of March. We are going up tomorrow to see her and will be home later in the night. Allison is out of school for the week and she is starting to miss Grandma. I think it will be good for both of them to see each other and get some hugging time in. I'm finally starting to get phone calls without my heart going into a panic!

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

Love, Gayle

03-19-2005, 06:34 PM
Gayle-Forgive me, but I can't remember your mom's age. If I remember correctly, she in her 60's? That's so young to be having these problems. I hope that she gets out earlier than expected. I am still praying for her.

I have been so hungry today. I haven't eaten anything that I shouldn't, I just am hungry. Last night I actually ate a 12" sub from Subway. That's the most bread I've eaten since starting Core. I figured that the sub was 11.5 points. Boy, was it good! I still look in the mirror and see someone so fat. I wish I could change the way I look at myself. I actually tried on a pair of Patty's shorts and they fit. Here she is so thin, and I am seeing myself so fat, but still fitting into them. I guess that is the image that we all have and can't get rid of. Do you ladies do the same thing? I just wonder how to change that.

03-19-2005, 11:29 PM well I am glad that you aren't trying to go below 100 pounds. I was wondering why nobody else said anything, duh! One pound at a time and you can do it.

Shelley hopefully this condo will come through. When will you know if they got it? I have hungry days too but I am not as good as you are. You are doing great on core.

Gayle thank you for sending blessings my way. When my mom was in the hospital it was for a month. Hopefully they will not release your mom to early. I know that when you are in the hospital it seems like forever but the time passes. Trust me I know. I didn't do 26 days without feeling like the world and christmas was passing me by. I am glad that Allison will be able to see her Grandma. That will be good medicine for your mom.

03-20-2005, 12:25 AM
Shelley - don't get your hopes up, but don't give up faith completely! :) I have a body dismorphic problem, I know I've lost weight but I just don't see it - until someone else points it out to me. It's very common, and you can change your body image, postive affirmation and reinforcement from others is the key!

Gayle - teehee, I need to supplement all my metric updates with imperial stats too! No, no kangaroos where I live, I'm in the 'burbs of Sydney. We see ringtail possums, native birds like rainbow lorikeets, rosellas, kookaburras etc. In the outer suburbs (which are semi-rural) you see wallabies, wombats, koalas - you don't start seeing kangaroos until you get into the regional areas, rural and semi-rural, in the greener areas of New South Wales. I used to live in the "outback" of NSW, red dust and hardly any greenery, just scrub and eucalyptus type trees, out there you see the red kangaroos which can grow to 5'5" and weigh up to 210lbs.

Kangaroos tend to get hit by cars when they stray onto highways and country roads, you don't tend to come across kangaroos in built up areas - myth!

Dee - Glad I could clear that up for you, I ain't no skinny minnie and I never have been! :)

I had a shocking night last night, completely blew my points. I drank too much wine and had a kebab for a v. late dinner...though I'm making it up by cutting back on my points for the rest of the week. If you haven't already, try Brown Brothers Dolcetto & Syrah - it's a boutique Australian wine from Victoria, and it's delicious! It's a sweet sparkling red, which is bizarre seeing as I don't like wine often.

03-20-2005, 01:15 AM
Crystal thanks for the info! I love wine! dee and I both actually make some our own wines. I tried a sparkling red a few weeks ago that was heaven in a bottle. I'm not a red drinker, but this could get very easy to drink. Sounds like you have the correct plan of action in affect, cutting back points this week.

Shelley, my mom is 78 years young. The doctors are all totally amazed at the outcome up to this point. She probably will never recover fully, but we are very lucky to have her here. My dad passed away on his 66th birthday. His birthday is this week, if he was still living, he would be 85 years old.

Dee, thanks for the well wishes. My mother is now fretting over the money. I keep telling her everything is taken care of. Hopefully Medicare and her insurance supplement will cover most everything. A few bills are starting to dwindle in and there is no way on earth she would be able to pay for everything when it is all settled. For example, in one day she had 3 amblance rides and 1 airplane flight.

03-21-2005, 12:41 AM
Gayle I know how quickly the medical bills add up. When mom was sick for the five days last winter in Texas it cost $600,000. Yup that is right. That included air ambulance home and she was on life support for those 5 days. When she got home she was on life support the next five days and was in the hospital for a month. No charge for that because our medical systems paid for it. Thank goodness they had insurance and fortunately everything was covered. We weren't sure if it would because of mom's pre existing health problems. I hope that your mom's will be covered too.

Crystal Gayle is right we make wine and I enjoy it. I haven't been able to drink for the last year except the occasional small drink because of meds. One day soon I hope to get off these meds so I can have me a few beers.

03-21-2005, 11:29 AM
Gayle I wake up in a panic this morning thinking that I wouldn't be able to get a card to you fast enough for your birthday. Geez, duh I don't know why I thought it was at the end of March, maybe because it starts with M? hehehe I still have plenty of time. At least you know that I am thinking of you and even when I am sleeping.

03-23-2005, 01:26 AM
Nice to know someone is thinking of me Dee. Just came back from staying with my mom, they are looking at maybe releasing her next week. I'm leaving again tomorrow and will be back on Thursday.

Best wishes to all of my Floozie friends!

03-23-2005, 06:53 AM
I went to see the condo yesterday afternoon. It's gorgeous! They still have 3 days to back out, so keep your fingers crossed. You never know with my parents. They will have to get rid of quite a bit of their furniture, though. I am going to try to see how I can fit some of it in my house.

03-23-2005, 10:00 AM
I'm glad everything is working out for your parents Shelley!!!! If something comes up and I don't make it back late Thursday as planned, know I am thinking of you during the procedure. If you need anything at all, let me know. Try not to worry, ok????? ((SMOOCHES))

03-23-2005, 05:21 PM
Shelley I hope that this works out for your parents. It will be nice and close for you. When are you getting your lump removed again? Is it monday?

Gayle that is good news that they are thinking of letting your mom go home. Will she be staying with you for awhile? I am sure you must be starting to burn out. Hang in there.

Sherry when are you coming home? It sure is quiet here with Gayle away alot and you gone. It is almost like I am talking to myself. Get home soon I miss you.

My doctors appointment was a bit disturbing. He suspects that I have a bulging or herniated disk. Oh boy I thought that I was through with this. I am not going for a ct scan as of yet because we are hoping that it will settle down. I have had a lot of x-rays in the last few years so we will wait a bit to see if I can avoid one. Unbelievable. I don't even want to think about it.

03-23-2005, 07:04 PM
Dee-You don't need anything else to go wrong with your back. Mike's back problems stem from a bulging disc. Maybe that's what you have had all along. BTW, my procedure is Friday morning. They finally called me this afternoon. I will probably have to be there by 6:30 so they can do blood work first, since the dr.'s office didn't have me go to Labcorp and get it done. They had said that the hospital would do the order for the bloodwork, and of course the hospital said that the dr. sometimes does, so here I am with no bloodwork. Go figure.

03-23-2005, 09:10 PM
Hello everyone, (
I must admit I was having a very hard time staying or program for the past little while. I have been trying to exercise, and after reading a post by Ramona I was able to get motivated and get back on track. I had gained when I was under so much stress, but I'm okay now. Thank you Ramona!!
Sherry are you back on weight watchers? What is your doctor saying? You were doing so good!
Shelley, hope everything works out with your folks!
Gayle: I am back doing the ww points program I have never tried the core program. (
The weather is getting nicer now, it gets to above freezing during the day, soon it will be just like Florida ,Shelley. Maybe in 3 more months.
Dee, welcome back and take care of yourself.
Hello to everyone else.

03-24-2005, 12:47 PM
Shelley you will be in my prayers tomorrow morning. I can believe the screw up with the blood work, stuff like that happens here all the time. I think the problem with my back is that the first ct scan showed one ruptured disk and one herniated or maybe it was bulging, I can't remember. Anyway they fixed the lowest disk by removing it and they decompressed the next disk to it. I think that is the disk that is still giving me problems. I am in less pain now that they have increased the oxycodone. Not that it has made my back it get better but the drugs are helping me cope with daily living. I try to be so tough when it comes to pain and not show it, but when the doctor asked me how much pain I was in I said to him just thinking about it makes me cry. I try not to let anyone know how bad it is because they can't do anything for me except feel sad so I save the crying for the doctor's office. You think that I was a guy.
Will your parents have a hard time letting some of their stuff go when they move. My parents are attatched to a lot of their stuff. Do you know if they are moving to that condo? If they are when will be the big move?

Janice I am doing the ww points program too. I have never tried the core program. I stick with what worked in the past. I find it is one of the easiest programs to do. I am six pounds above ww's goal. Believe it or not I have had two different doctors (my cardiologist and back surgeon) tell me I need to lose some weight. I am petite so a few pounds shows more, but I couldn't believe it because I really am not that heavy. Larry said that both times that I was wearing something that was loose-fitting and I looked a lot bigger than what I am. I want to lose weight but I don't think it is more for looks than my health.

03-24-2005, 08:17 PM
YAHOO! :cloud9:

How was your week? Again with the wine! I had a special dinner on
Sunday night, I made smart choices though - grilled chicken breast (no
oil/butter), baked sweet potato, salad, diet pepsi. I have succumbed
to choccy (it's Easter!) but I haven't eaten as much as I would
normally do. (I've had 2 medium eggs over two days, not too bad)
Altogether I've been quite good. I'm in the process of moving in with
my other half, it's so stressful!

This week I lost : 1.5kg (3.3lbs)!!!
My starting weight was: 110kg (242.5lbs)
My weight now: 105kg (231lbs)
My current goal is: 99kg (218lbs)
My goal weight is: 75kg (165lbs)

I exercised : not a lot. No walking, a bit of moving (it really takes
it out of you!) and a bit of housework.

I'm right in the middle of moving in with my sweetie, we've been together for over 6 years now and we're taking the plunge! So lots of shopping, FLYladying and cleaning for me to do! (Exercise++)

03-24-2005, 11:12 PM
Shelley, just wanted to send you some extra special hugs and best wishes for tomorrow. We will all be so happy when you post and tell us that everything is fine. Love you!!!

Gayle, hope you mom is doing much better. Take care of yourself sweetie!

Sherry, we haven't heard how graduation went. Please post and tell us all about it!!!

Dee, take care of yourself and hopefully the doctors can give you some good news the next time you go!

Sorry about not posting to everyone, I'm just sooooo tired I'm going to hop into bed. Love to all the Floozies!!!!!!

03-25-2005, 02:32 PM
Shelley how are you doing? Lots of prayers are being sent your way. {{{{{HUGS}}}}} Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you.

03-28-2005, 06:59 AM
Yay, we're back up. I sent an email to all that I had an address for. I am fine, I just don't know the results of the biopsy. I will call the dr. this morning when they open to make an appt. Thanks for all of your prayers. I feel like a blimp, since I haven't run. I was going to walk yesterday, but didn't. I am going to today, if the weather agrees with me. I am so used to racking up the AP's. I ate too much the last couple of days and I'm down to 20 WPA's left for the week. I never have that few left. My week starts on Wednesdays. I'm afraid to weigh myself! It's TOM also for me, so I have been starving!

03-28-2005, 02:44 PM
Just got the news, it was benign! It was a fibrous tumor that if they hadn't removed it, would have grown quite big. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and caring friendship. I couldn't have gotten through this without the help from my friends and family.
Love to all!

03-28-2005, 05:32 PM
Shelley---YEA!!!! I am so HAPPY FOR YOU!

I know that has to be such a HUGE relief to you!



03-28-2005, 07:40 PM
Congratulations Shelley!!!!!!!! I'm So Very Happy For You!!!!!!

03-28-2005, 07:41 PM
hehehe...I'm not sure if congratulations was the right word...but you know what I mean! LOL

03-29-2005, 07:38 AM
I am so happy that you are okay!! It must be such a relief to not have to worry about that any more. How are your folks doing with the condo?

03-29-2005, 07:39 AM
Ramona-You are too funny!! My SIL called me and said the same thing!!

03-29-2005, 12:33 PM
Dark Fair call me lazy but I forgot your name and want to congratulate you on the weight loss. You are doing great. Every pound and every step you take is a move in the right direction. Way to go!

Shelley yipee I am so relieved for you. I am sure you must feel like a big weight off your shoulder has been lifted. What a relief.

Gayle are you back home now with your mom? How is she doing? Don't burn yourself out trying to look after her and your family. You are in it for the long haul, pace yourself.

Ramona I am calling in the troops Mom's. Our Sherry is missing in action. I am worried about her. I know that you will be the one that will understand the most of what she is going through. Sherry my dear I know that this is hard for you and it is depressing. We love you and are here for you. If it was me you would do the same. Please post, I know that you are hurting and when you are hurting so am I. Let me help you, if only I can give you my shoulder to cry on. Or maybe make you smile once today. You are one of the bests mom's so I know that this is deep. Please post. {{{HUGS}}}

03-29-2005, 07:01 PM
Sherry-Please post. I hope you are okay. Are you on Spring Break? I know that everyone in my District is, except for us 12 month personel. I love you and hope that you are okay. You are a wonderful friend and I am here for you if you need anything!

03-30-2005, 08:48 AM
DEBBIE...SHERRY....GAYLE.......PLEASE POST SOON......and let us know what is happening!!!!!!

03-30-2005, 12:50 PM
HI!! Mom is back home after 27 days in the hospital. She is at her house, which is ok since I live next door. I am staying with her and just running in here at home every so often to try to straighten up stuff here and just to check in with the family. We have in-home health care coming later today to discuss therapy, medication, etc. Just wanted to let you know I'm around, but you probably won't be hearing much from me over the next few days until we have a schedule in order.

best wishes to everyone! I too have been worried about Sher...

03-30-2005, 05:44 PM
Gayle thankfully your mom lives next door. I forgot about that. That is great that you will be getting some help for your mom. I was worried about you getting burned out. Once the help is there things will settle down.

03-30-2005, 07:44 PM
Gayle, I'm so happy that your mother was able to come home. I didn't realize she lived next door. That will make things a little easier on you... I know it did for me. Please let the home health people do as much as possible so that you can take care of yourself. {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}

03-30-2005, 08:14 PM
Gayle-I didn't know your mom lives next door to you either. That's wonderful! Hopefully, she will recover quickly and you will get back to a normal routine soon.

03-30-2005, 08:18 PM
I have been reading the posts each day but not posting!! Sorry girls.
My life is busy, busy as usual. I often wonder if it will ever calm down. I'm on the count-down for school to be out. 39 days left!! :)

Gayle...So glad your Mom is home. Wow 27 days is a long time and I'm sure you are exhausted!! Her living next home is great!! Now that she is home, please take time for Gayle to rest up.

Sherry...How is things going for you? I know you are as busy as me. How was the graduation? Where is Chris stationed now?

Shelley...So glad your test results came back OK. I'm sure you were worried. I have a fibrous tumor too. It's about the size of a quarter now. I have to have a mammogram every 6 months.

Ramona....How is things going for you? Are you staying OP?

Sorry I'm not posting to everyone but thinking of you.
Love ya...deb

03-31-2005, 01:37 AM

Please go to #32...........A New Thread Has Been Started!!!! :D