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04-19-2005, 06:30 PM
Hey y'all! Being a Southern gal can be tough! We are expected to be skinny and eat fried chicken and fried okra at the same time! Let's support each other and share our tricks of the trade!

04-19-2005, 08:27 PM
I don't eat fried chicken but I sure can eat some okra - Oh and can't forget the creamed 'taters and gravy with a biscuit, or two, to sop it up. YUM YUM

04-20-2005, 09:40 AM
Cheese grits...oh i'm a big sucker for cheese grits...especially my mother in law's. Thankfully, she only makes them at Thanksgiving and Christmas, which are two "cheat" days (as long as I don't over do it!) I actually don't eat fried chicken either. I prefered grilled. Which is good b/c there are too many KFCs and Mrs Winners around here. However, I cannot resist Cracker Barrell. I've yet to figure out what "healthy" item I can order when my family goes there...

04-20-2005, 11:30 AM
You gals are a hoot! I live in the south, but ICK ICK ICK, hate okra, rarely eat them there bikets and gravy and euwwww, grits! My kids used to love them when they were little with bacon. My dh loves fried Okra, biscuits and gravy and chicken fried steak. Do love fried chicken though I really have to stay away from that!

Kell: Have you ever gone to Lamberts restaurant in Sikeston, MO? You would be in hog heaven! Totally country cooking, chicken fried steak the size of dinner plates! Maybe one day we can meet. My dh and I love to take long weekends and go to Oprymills and are planning another one, but not til after the first of the year. We are going on a 9 day vacation to Vegas in 4 months and I have to save all the money for it! :lol:

Ok, ok, better fess up. I am a Yankee! Lived in Notre Dame country my whole life til I married a sailor and he carted me all over the south for 20 years! We lived up there after he retired for 12 years then moved here for job and my grandson lives here.

Just couldn't resist peeking in and saying HI! Don't hold it against me too much that I is a NORTHERNER!


04-20-2005, 11:33 AM
Faye... Lambert's is awesome! I've stopped there on my way to Branson, and the line out the door waiting to eat was unbelievable! Wonderful food... great rolls! I better stop before I get hungry!

04-20-2005, 11:45 AM
I check the boards everyday to see if I can find inspiration to help me stop bending my elbow and my mouth flying open. Today is a treat to find you Southern ladies! And Faye, you have been here long enough to be counted!

Keep on, Keeping on

04-20-2005, 12:21 PM
Hey All. Im new to these post but seen all of yall was from down south... Well i am too.. I am from South-eastern Kentucky...
Just thought that id say hey, and to see what was goin on.. well yeah, everyone expects so much of us southerns, they think we are all in-breeds too.. That Bull Sh*t makes me mad tho.....
Good Luck All
Tru Luvin

04-20-2005, 12:30 PM
Truluvin: An ignoramus is an ignoramus and you can't do much about stupid people. Don't let them get to you. My dh is from New Mexico and when he was in the Navy (1969-89) he would get people all the time trying to figure out why someone from Mexico was allowed to join our military. Or even better, one lady at an airport couldn't be convinced the indians were not hostile and they still didn't use stage coaches, Honest to God, cross my heart! Just remember to be proud that one of the finest presidents we ever had lived for a time in Kentucky! Besides that, you guys have great college basketball teams! :lol:

Hope you all do super duper well on your programs and get to goal!!!!


04-20-2005, 01:17 PM
GMA--I love Lamberts...but you have to watch out for the rolls! HAHA! Opry Mills, I worked there for two years! I just changed jobs! (even though all my friends work there still)
Photo-I always laugh when I hear about people going to Branson. I grew up in North Central Arkansas, and my family went there almost every week when I as a kid. I guess that sorta killed the thrill. We went to Silver Dollar City, and they have the best BBQ corn on the cob. (which I don't think is that bad for you...I don't think they put butter on them) I wish I could get the recipe.

04-20-2005, 02:31 PM
Kellbee.. I grew up in Arkansas too... Greenwood, over by Ft. Smith. Went to college in Conway. I still love SDC.... however, I haven't been in about three years. That area is just beautiful!

04-20-2005, 03:02 PM
I have an aunt and cousins who live in or around Mulberry, ARK. Growing up in Northwest Indiana, going to that part of Ark was a real experience for me, as they lived way back in the country and had an outhouse in the 1970's! :lol: I remember earning money picking for truck farms the summer between my junior and senior year and now understand why I don't even go near, you-pick-em farms! :lol: :lol: I met my dear adorable hubby of 33 years through their family so if nothing else, that little hole in the wall town in really special to me!

For those of you ladies who need some good ole country recipes, without that stinky ole fat, I have a chicken fried steak recipe, without any oil, gravy without meat fat that is delish, "fried" chicken in the oven that is pretty darn good, a tremendous beef stew that is very low in fat but truly yummy.

Everyone have a good afternoon today


04-20-2005, 05:34 PM
Yey ya'll,

I was just browsing the boards and came across this thread. Looks like you need someone to represent good ole' Mississippi, and here I am! :D

I can totally relate on the subject of southern cooking. My MIL cooks for the whole family several times a week and her feelings are totally hurt if everyone doesn't eat up. *sigh* Doesn't help that she's cooking all of the basics: fried chicken, biscuits (every meal), tomato gravy (I LOVE that stuff!), roast, mashed potatos, the list goes on and on. I try not to fry here at home at all. She fries almost everything. lol Why does everything soooooo bad for you have to taste sooooo good?

Anyway, it's been great touching base with some other Southern Chicks. :)

Take care!

04-20-2005, 06:17 PM
GMA- I would like to have that recipe. I LOVE chicken fried steak. It so good w/ mashed potatoes...
I'm originally from Mountain Home (not to be confused w/ Mountain View) though I rarely visit there now.
Does anyone have any good BBQ recipes? My chubby hubby is from Memphis, and we all know how Memphis people love their BBQ. GMA--I bet you really know w/ BBQ fest coming up!

04-20-2005, 10:30 PM
Hey Chicks, Just thought id get on and see what was happening.. I love reading dialy post, it keeps me motivated to try harder to loose weight....
When you give up on trying to loose weight try this....* what i do 4 myself*
Set a weight goal, and when you set that weight goal buy yourself something that you have been wanting for a long time...
My goal is a sunflower tattoo so if i reach 145 by the end of May.. then im rewarding myself with it...
Good Luck Girlz..
Tru Luvin

04-21-2005, 12:24 AM
Hi Ladies! I am from North Mississippi, Desoto County to be exact. Faye, I know you are familiar with it. I grew up on all the foods you ladies were talking about. I was skinny my whole life eating it too! Then I got married, had 2 kids and my whole metabolism changed! I love fried food. I was raised on it. BUT Now that I have a weight problem, I can't touch it. Bummer isn't it?? I have been to Branson, my Mom in Law lived in Eureka Springs, AK for a few years. She got us tickets to see Mel Tillis there. I also lived in Nashville a little while when I first got married in 87. (My hubby moved there from Memphis, where we are both from, and my parents still live there) then we moved back to Memphis, then to Hernando, MS! I love the south! Don't ya'll???

04-21-2005, 12:33 AM
Hey girls...Im from Jackson, Mississippi. Im in the Middle East though. My husband and I moved here from Biloxi, Mississippi. Confused? I move around ALOT. Anyway, I figure I still have that southern eating mentality. They fry everything here. Mmmm...and KFC delivers. Anyway, just wanted to join in.

I'm 21, 5'2", and 163lbs. I started at 175 and Im trying to lose a total of 50 lbs. Im doing Weight Watchers.

What plan are y'all doing?


04-21-2005, 09:23 AM
Hey vixen, whats up? thats wonderful that you lost 12 pounds.. way to go.. .. myself, i do the LOTS N LOTS OF WATER with lots of exercise, and watch what i eat... no bread, sugars, NO POP...just
Sometimes i cheat and eat things that im not suppose to....
Its starting to get hard to keep focused, when i am gonna have my day already planned for me... at times i dont know if i am going to even have time to eat.... all i can do is TRY, but since i am going to be on the go so much, the only choice that i am going to have is FAST FOOD.. Fast Food, means FAT
Hope yall are keeping up the good work..
Tru Luvin

5 dogs
04-21-2005, 09:31 AM
Hello ladies. My name is Gloria and i was wondering if you have room for one more. I've lived in Florida for the past 25 years which is about as south as you can get. I've been married to a wonderful man for 32 years and have two grown kids who now have lives' of there own. My son (Will) is married and lives in St. Louis but as yet, no kids. My daughter (Jamie) came back from Iraqi last year where she met her now fiancé.

I've been battling my weight for as long as i can remember and have come to the conclusion that I'm not going to lose the weight by myself, so if you have room for one more i would sure love to join you.

04-21-2005, 09:54 AM
Hey y'all! We always have room for one more! I'm 22 y/o and married, no kids! I'm 5'4" and weight about 145. I need/want to lose about 20lbs. So far, I've reduced my calories and tried to eat healthy, more nutritious foods. (no more empty calories) I've been working out 5-7 days a week. And forcing myself to drink more water, which is really hard because I HATE WATER. I do allow myself one small, miniture piece of chocolate everyday. It's my crutch, and if I don't allow myself some, I will give in and eat a ton! But I cherish my daily dose, even if it's 3-5 grams of fat that I don't need.
My weight went up significantly once I got married. And I know that if I don't get it under control now while I'm young, I will have more of a challenge years down the road. But even now, it's not easy.

04-21-2005, 10:21 AM
Morning girls! I swore I was not going to get involved in another thread as I run one (Time For Serious Fun) and post with Steel Magnolias, but you guys are just so much fun (though everyone of you probably could be my dd as I have a son who is almost 32! :lol: ) ***Except for Gloria, whose post I just saw!***

I am gonna kill my dh! We have AOL and I have call alert and had typed out the recipe and some replies and he called so I had to take the call and it dumps you off when that happens. The little booger wanted to order something for his laptop and had logged on at work and saw that I was online so he called me! URGGGGGGG! Ladies, I have been married nearly 33 years and I adore the man, but ain't they ALL the SAME????? :lol:

Everybody, let's give each other the lowdown about each of us, besides what we want out of our weight loss program. I am 51, have two grown, married children, Jay is almost 32 and Kelly is going to be 28, have 1 grandson, Thomas who is going to be 5 in two months, I have been married almost 33 years to the most adorable man in the world who treats me like a queen. I don't work anymore having tired of dealing with the doofus business/legal world (no I am was not an executive, was a legal clerk and a secretary), am working on setting up my own business making and selling soy candles, am learning to play bridge, which is whooeee something else to learn as I definitely don't have a perfect memory (maybe I should stick to Texas Hold Em Poker at the Casinos... :lol: :lol: ) and have until 1989 moved every three years. I have lived in Va Beach, Va twice, here 3 times, El Paso, Tx, Las Cruces, NM, San Diego, Ca, Mishawaka, IN. I am a voracious reader and have two pets, who substitute for my children; a yorkie named Fortune and a cat named Butterscotch. Now, I am sure you are all a lot more exciting than this old lady! :lol:

Kell: Ok, kiddo let's try this again, just understand that after all this time, I cook more like your mom or grandma by feel so this stuff is approx, but should work fine:

Chicken Fried Steak w/ Gravy

3 cube steaks
1 c flour
1 carton egg beaters
1/8 to 1/4 c ff milk
salt and pepper to taste

1 can ff beef broth
2 TBS flour
1 C water

Spray skillet fairly heavily with Pam, mix egg beaters with milk until they are a light yellow, use two flat bottomed bowls (pie plates work great) fill one with egg mix and one with flour (I do not use salt to cook and don't like pepper so I make dh put it on after it is cooked so you need to use as desired if you want it cooked onto the meat) Dip meat in flour, egg batter, flour and place in heated skillet, spraying top of meat with Pam. Brown both sides and cook for about 20 minutes. Spray more Pam into pan if needed, but ALWAYS spray the top side every time you go to turn it over (this is what causes it to crisp up a little) Gravy: heat can of broth to boiling, mix flour and water in a lidded jar until no lumps, pour slowly into boiling brother until smooth and thickened and use a little water if too thick. **I have no cal/fat info on this so you will have to figure it on your own or you WW folks use you calculator thingy! Serves 4

O2: Wow a neighbor! We have lived in Memphis for 4 years this time, but we were stationed here twice with the Navy in Millington in 1973 and in 1984-89 when he retired. I don't LOVE Memphis, but it is ok. The racial problems here sadden me, but my dgs lives here and so I am happy as a pig in mud! :lol: When we get to know each other better maybe we can meet sometime. I don't work so am bored silly most of the time.

Deanne: I am using just a fat and cal program with exercise. I exercise 6 days a week, 3 weights and 3 treadmill. I made weekly charts that I use to keep track of my food, water, and exercise that helps a great deal. Right now I am struggling to get back. I had a slip and fall in a restaurant last year and tore up my knee, than 3 months later hit a deer going 55! On top of that, I am going through menopause and don't take HRT because I think it is too dangerous for obese women so fight with that and also have allergies, which right now are driving me nuts. I have gained about 20 lbs since last year and have recently gotten back to eating proper etc. Good luck with WW as I know it is a very fine program.

TruLuvin: I always tell anyone who e-mails me about my loss so far (I have a website and get e-mails from that) that you have to decide which you want more to be fat or to be thin and go from there. It sounds simplistic, but the truth is that you have to desire to be thin more than you desire to remain fat to succeed. I thought I would never ever be able to lose the weight, but once I got going did very well. I don't think I would have gained and would have continued to lose if I had not been "laid up" with the knee so that I couldn't do anything, then the other accident, then wham menopause symptoms, which I found that for me I would have periods where like ladies having PMS, I was always hungry. I am starting to conquer that though. I did look realistically at what things I was really addicted to and took them totally out of my life forever. For me, that was sugared soft drinks. I don't drink coffee, so drank gallons of soft drink packing on lbs just with them. Some things we absolutely can't keep control of and I believe you HAVE to put them out of your life forever.

Ok, since I have written a book this morning, guess I better go.

Everyone have a great op day and stop in and say hello at Time for Serious Fun if you like. We can always use more ladies there and we do topics, pts everyday etc.


5 dogs
04-21-2005, 10:44 AM
Hello kellbee, I'm 53 but people tell me i don't look or act my age. I guess that's a good thing. Anyway, i don't feel old but when i look in the mirror and see a person standing there who weighs 190, that's when i start feeling my age. Believe it or not, but I'm still trying to get rid of my baby fat after having my daughter 26 years ago. I also HATE water! How can anyone drink a lot of something that has absolutely no taste. I love riding my bike everywhere and have found that bike riding is a wonderful way to reduce my fat belly. I also joined the Y.M.C.A and attend water aerobics classes so hopefully i will be thin and have a nice tan by the end of summer. I am on the South Beach diet and have finally found a diet plan i can stick too. Chocolate is one of my passions and if there's chocolate in the house, i have trained my nose to find it. I have bragging rights to being able to smell a chocolate bar thats a mile way. Also, ice cream has been my downfall. That wonderful creamy ice cold stuff melting in my mouth just sends me into chocolate heaven. Eating and growing my own vegetables has been very rewarding for me but have yet to find a recipe for ice cream that also includes broccoli or spinach. Maybe i should send my idea for a new flavor of ice cream to Ben and Jerry's. No? Well, it was just a thought.

Have lots to do today so best be gitten to it.
Hope to meet all of you soon.

04-21-2005, 11:36 AM
gma--Thanks for the recipe. Next time I go to the store, I'll pick up some cube steaks and try it out!

04-21-2005, 11:54 AM
OK.. Faye.... here you go.

I am a divorced mom of two beauties... ages 5 and 7. I work for a weather company in Oklahoma as their payroll manager. I am 37 years old and I've been fighting my weight battle since getting pregnant with my first child back in 1994. He was still born, and I've had problems every since. I am 5'2" and my highest weight was 184.00 (pregnancy). I have struggled with the rollercoaster of losing and gaining and losing and gaining... and now I am back on the losing (or at least I hope so) ride. I started back seriously on March 1st at 162.50, and I am currently 153.00. My goal is to get to 118.00.

I live in Oklahoma City now, and have for the past three years, before that I was married and lived in Texas (DFW area and the Houston area), but I was born and raised in Arkansas.

I am currently trying to stay under 1300 calories a day, walk/jog on my treadmill for an hour (at least 5 times a week) and do 20 minutes of a Pilates toning video (3 times a week). I gave up diet coke and all other sodas about two weeks ago to see if that would help, if nothing else, help clear up my complextion. I've been rather frustrated this month, I have only lost 3.5 pounds... and feel like I have been working my butt off, but I am not going to let that get me down, I am just going to continue with my program... Positive side, I feel much better, I have much more energy and I am enjoying jogging again.

OK.. back to work here!

5 dogs
04-21-2005, 01:50 PM
Okay, heres the lowdown of my life so far. Was born in Phoenix Az. but moved to Anchorage Ak. when i was thirteen. My dad was a plumber but because he had a hard time finding work, we moved to Alaska where he worked on the pipe line. Lived in Ak. for seven years when i met hubby Carl and were married. Carl was in the Air Force then and after a year of married life in Ak, hubby's hitch in the service was up so we moved to New Jersey where he went to college and i was a secretary. Carl hated school so he went into the Navy and we moved to California where we lived for two years and where my kids got started. When i was eight months pregnant with my son, we drove to Virginia where we were stationed for four years. My son Will who is now 29, and daughter Jamie (26) were both born in the Navy hospital in Va.

After six years of Navy life, we decided to try civilian life so we moved to Florida. Carl's mom and dad lived down here and we found we could afford to buy a house so figured Florida was a good place to start our new life. The government had a program back then to help young military couples finance a home, so we took them up on there offer and was able to put a down payment on the house we still live in today. My house is small, but after 25 years in the same place, we no longer have to worry about a mortgage payment.

Back in 2003 i was in a car accident and had to have two operations. One on my hand for carpal tunnel and another for herniated disc in my neck. I am unable to turn my head by using my neck. I have to turn at the waste in order to see what's next to me. Because of this, i am unable to work but fortunately Carl makes a good living so there's not a lot of financial worries with the lost income.

I am 5'9 and large boned so an extra 10 pounds doesn't show but at 190, its getting harder and harder to find clothes that fit without a lot of tugging and pulling.

I have five dogs but that story is to long to tell today.
Want to get on my bike and maybe ride to the Y for a quick swim.

Take care.

04-21-2005, 03:17 PM
Okay girls, here goes nothing--

I'm 34, 5'7 and weigh 227. :sigh: I'm married, to my highschool sweetheart and we have two heathens. My son is 12 and my daughter is 9. We live smack dab in the middle of 40 acres and have 4 horses (2 paso finos, 1 walker, and 1 app.), 1 heifer that I've bottled raised, two cats, and 2 dogs. Wheew!

I've never been what you could call skinny. But right now I'm as big as I've ever been. :o I've lost weight and the pounds always come back-- with friends. :yikes:

I've been taking Shotokan karate (twice a week) for the last 2 years and I've been making myself get up and walk after the kids catch the bus. It's only just recently that I've been drinking the water I'm supposed to have every day. Ugh, *glug glug glug*, all day long. There are times I swear my eyeballs are floating! :dizzy:

Looks like there are several Mississippi girls here. I'm camped out in Jones County myself.

Take care all!

04-21-2005, 03:36 PM
I saw where someone mentioned tomato gravy. Have you ever had tomato dumpings? OMG those are SOOOOOO good.

I love to have Fried Cubed Steak, "real" mashed potatoes, creamed sweet corn, biscuits and gravy. YUM YUM!

04-21-2005, 03:49 PM
I mentioned the tomato gravy, and I could eat my weight in it and biscuits! :sumo: I've never had tomatos dumplings before though. Is it similar to chicken'n dumplings? Or no?

Hope you all are having a great day!

04-21-2005, 03:59 PM
Okay, maybe I'm a Southern girl failure because I have never heard of tomato gravy...chocolate gravy--yes...tomato--no. what is it? (besides gravy w/ tomatoes in it! :)

5 dogs
04-21-2005, 04:12 PM
I've never heard of tomato gravy eather.

So how many of you are from Georgia? I see that kclay61 lives in Georgia but i was wondering if there were others. Hubby and i are going on vacation next week to Blairsville Ga so that's the reason for the inquire. Carl and i just LOVE the state of Ga.

5 dogs
04-21-2005, 04:46 PM
With all the talk about giving up soda I'm going to let you in on a little trick i do. You may think I'm crazy but this works for me. I take soda water and shove two caffein free tea bags down inside the bottle, then it goes in the fridge overnight. The next day i have soda that i sweeten with Splenda but no preservatives. Peppermint tea is very refreshing but you could use any flavor you want. I also am fond of blueberry and raspberry tea. My family thinks I'm crazy for doing this but soda just wasn't quenching my thirst plus regular soda left a funny taste in my mouth.
So, am i just plane strange or what?

04-21-2005, 11:56 PM
Hey Chicks, Well... I havent ever heard of tomato gravy..... well with the whole soda deal.. trust me, give it up.. if you give it up, it will pay off in the long run... it is loaded with fat and sugar..... myself, i have managed to stay off the pop, except for diet pop... with the whole water deal, bottled water is the best, but i enjoy flavored water... try that yall..
Talk To Yall Later..
Tru Luvin

04-22-2005, 01:08 AM
Mmmm tomato gravy is sooo good! I have to let that one go though :)

Ok, someone asked us to tell them about ourselves. I'm 21, 5'2", and 163 lbs down from 175 lbs. Im trying to lose a total of 50 lbs. Im married to Nic. Our one year anniversery is coming up June 4th. We cant wait!
We're from Mississippi. Hes from Biloxi, Im from Jackson. I've actually moved all over my whole life. Im a Navy brat. I was born in California. Moved overseas and to several different states in the U.S..
Nic and I met online. Moved in together in Biloxi. Then, he started looking for a job in the Middle East. We both grew up over here and knew we wanted to come back. So, he got a job. One month later, we moved here(Qatar). We got married the day before he left. Then, I came over in August.
Anyway, Im doing the Weight Watchers Flex plan. So far, I really love it. I fell off the wagon for 2 weeks but Im back on it! Being over here makes it a bit hard though. Most of the foods dont have the nutrition facts on them.

Ok, talk to yall later


04-22-2005, 01:22 AM
Deanne! I see you came over from the curvy vixens! ME TOO! Fun thread isn't it? Its great to be a Mississippi girl, huh? ;) I have found too many threads I like! :D

Faye, I would love to get to know you and meet sometime. I am curious..what road were you on when you hit the deer? Were you on the highway? That couldn't have been pretty. My sis in law goes to Germantown Bapt church and hit a deer one day on Poplar!! Can you believe that? It only scratched her car, but I know they really do some damage, as it must have done to you. UGH! Do you go to Tunica much? I lose, so I stay away! :^:

Gloria, I am on the South Beach Diet too. I love it. How long have you been on it? I hate water too. That is the one thing I struggle with the most. I had neck surgery in November. I too, had a herniated disk. The surgery was a success, but I was so miserable. I couldn't sleep and all I did was cry. :cry: I just hurt so much! Does your neck still hurt? Or is it just the mobility of it that makes you turn at the waist? I feel for you.

Well, here is my story!
I am 37, very soon to be 38 (aug 23) and I have lived in this area my whole life. I grew up in the same house my parents live in today. The neighborhood is bad, but their house is paid for, so they won't move. Their health is bad too, so I guess it would be too much for them. Anyway, I have been married to the same man 17 years (18 years on June 20th!) and we have 2 beautiful children. My daughter is 9 and my son is 13. I was always a skinny girl. Wore a size 3 to 5 till I got married. I went to a size 8! OMG!! :lol: I thought the world had ended! Then when I had kids my metabolism STOPPED! ( I also never had allergies till my son was born. Now, They are killing me! I hate spring! I have them so bad, I can't sleep, and my eyes and throat itch like someone put itching powder on them.) Anyway, I had smoked since I was a teenager and quit about 9 years ago. And of course, I gained more weight. I am 5'3", so I like to say I am not over weight! I am just under tall! I use to like being short! Now I hate it. I look like humpty dumpty! I have high blood pressure and take meds for that. I have fatty liver, My triglycerides (sp?) are high. I want my health back. I am too young for this! I also have a history of Diabetes (my mom) and heart problems (my dad had quad bypass surgery), and lots of cancer (my grandmother had breast cancer, grandfather had bone cancer and my dad just had colon cancer surgery in Feb. I will be taking him next week for his second round of chemo) so I really am probably doomed anyway, but I don't want it to be because I didn't take care of myself. I can't help what is in my genes, but I CAN help what is in my JEANS! If you know what I mean!
I guess I could go on and on, but I want you to like me :o so I will stop for now. I didn't mean to write a biography! :^:

04-22-2005, 01:23 AM
Um I'm 5'8 both directions - so that is why I'm on a diet ;-)

04-22-2005, 09:45 AM
o2b-My husband hit a deer on a road right off of Poplar when he was in high school. (he grew up in collierville/germantown.) He scared the crap out of the deer...literally. He had feces all over the side of his truck!

04-22-2005, 10:02 AM
Hey chicks,

Yeah, I've had to give up the cokes too. :mad: And I don't allow myself to have many diet drinks. The darned aspertame (I know that's not spelled right!) gives me killer headaches. The only soda I've been able to find that's sweetened with Splenda is Diet Rite, and I'm not too crazy about it. :halfempty:

I've been doing pretty good on my points/walking/exercise. And when I climbed on my MIL's scales this morning I was down, but I can't move my tracker until my 'official weigh-in' Sunday night. Hopefully the scales will jive with each other and I won't be disappointed!

The one bad thing about living down here is the hedgebushes. My allergies are killing me! So, I can totally empathize o2b. My poor son seems to have inherited my horrible reaction to pollens. Poor kid. Luckily, my daughter seems to have escaped the AllergyMonster so far.

I've really enjoyed reading the little bios 'all about me' posts.

Ya'll take care!

04-22-2005, 10:11 AM
Morning girls! Whoo, you have blabbed a lot since I was in here yesterday! :lol:

Gloria: The tea thing doesn't sound dumb. Whatever satisfies that urge and you don't give into it and non caffeine teas aren't bad for you and most have some kind of good property.

O2: Honey, do I go to the casinos???? Uh-huh! Though now that I don't work we only go occasionally, and like you I have allergies (actually something called allergic asthma) and I have been sick with the stuff for several weeks now. The smoke at the casinos always gets to me and I cough a lot from that when we leave and come back home. As for the deer, my dh works way out off Mallory (where the oil refinery is and way out where Chucalissa and the state park are) and that is where I hit it. Big honkin' buck going 55. Came around the corner and he was in my lane! I couldn't believe I didn't kill him, but it messed up the whole front of my beautiful car. Like I said we were in the military for 20 years and I stayed home with my kids so we pretty much were hand to mouth money wise and always had crummy cars. A couple years ago my husband bought me a gorgeous Grand Marquis as a surprise and I cried all the way home when I looked at the damage. I saw parts of my car fly all over the place and the front of it looked like it went 10 rounds with Mike Tyson! :lol: I jammed my knee again and had to start back with a crutches, walker etc. One cool thing about my losing the weight I have so far is the doctor. I would only go when I was so sick I couldn't make myself well because they always concentrated on my weight and I got tired of that so I quit going. Anyway, I finally went and she ran all her blood tests and what not and I was scared to go back in that day to get my results. She had put me on a diuretic and bp meds but to tell you the truth I am not sure I have high bp because I have a machine here at home to take dh's and it was always well within normal limits and being obese, I have huge arms and they would use a regular cuff on me!!! Almost blow my brains out everytime. But, I digress, what I was going to say was I sat down and she looked at my chart, went, "I don't believe it." "Oh, my gosh." Now you know by this time I was sure my cholesterol was 400 or something! She looked at me and smiled and said, "I wish all my patients had this. Your cholesterol is 105 and your ldl and hdl is the best I have seen anyone have." It I hadn't been too fat, I would have done cartwheels! Came home and rubbed it in just a little to dh. His is moderate but hid tryglicerides are too high and he takes all these meds like Zocor, Plavix, and 2 others. He is also 6'2" and around 215 lbs so he is not like porky or anything.

It is hot and sticky this morning and whooeee we had one heck of a storm roll through about 5:30 AM. I would imagine O2 got it around the same time or maybe a little later.

Deanne: How did you feel about your father being in the Navy? My kids hated it and still even at 32 and 28 have nothing good to say about the experience. My husband was in aviation electronics and was gone a lot.

Today is, sit on your behind and do nothing day. Well, as much as I can. I am OCD and clean all the time. I am like a jack in the box, popping up every 10 minutes or so to do something. I may be NUTS but my darn house is sure clean all the time! :lol: :lol: :lol: Anyway, I cleaned really well yesterday (course with just the two of us, it doesn't exactly ever get like a pigsty except dh's office, which is off limits to me....SIGH!) and today it is read a book day. I am not a big tv watcher and prefer reading etc.

I guess I better go. I haven't eaten breakfast and I try to eat BK around7-7:30 so am running late

Everyone have a fabo day!


5 dogs
04-22-2005, 11:26 AM
Hay o2b. I've been on the beach since the beginning of 2003 and had lost about 10 pounds. When i started the diet, i was 180 so when i lost the pounds i was really getting into it. Then my accident happen and my world was turned up side down. I no longer could exercise because of the pain and it felt like my only friend was FOOD and lots of it. The 10 pounds came back and bringing 10 of there closes friends along. Like you, i cried all the time. Its hard for me to talk about that time in my life because of the depression i sank down into plus, the blood sucking insurance co. still wont pay my medical bills. I still have some pain in my neck but have found floating on my back in the pool at the Y is a life saver. No pun intended. (Pool, life saver) Yuck, yuck.

When i lived in Alaska there were moose that would go into heat during mating season. Moose can get down right stupid sometimes. If you were driving a truck or even a big car and a moose was in heat, it just might take a liking to your vehicle and try to mate with it while you were still driving. Is that a guy thing?

When i lived in Az. and Ak. i didn't know i had allergies till hubby and i moved to New Jersey and i found out real quick how bad they can be. I had never been in a climate where there was a lot of moister in the air and on top of that pollution. Arizona and Alaska are very dry states and back then had very little pollution. When i was pregnant and every ounce of moisture was sucked out of my body, along with it went my allergies. My poor son has them now. The constant sneezing and little wads of T.P. i carried around with me during spring time just sent me into allergy ****.

The morning is almost over and the only thing I've accomplished is cleaning up the breakfast dishes so best be gitten going.

Have a great weekend everyone.

04-22-2005, 11:46 AM
I have the worst time with allergies too. I never had a problem when I was a yound kid, but at 15, they hit hard! I am allergic to everything, dust, pollens, ragweed, mold, cats, dogs, etc. It's really odd that I'm allergic to cats because I always had them growing up. Unfortunately, no food allergies. (apparently God has a sense of humor)
gma--the storms hit here around 7 am -- right after I left for work. And sure enough, I didn't have my umbrella in my car. Another flat hair day for me!
5dogs--my MIL has SEVERE back problems. She's on heavy medication and will never be able to live a regular life again. She can't walk w/o a cane and still looses her balance. She has to take 2 pillows whereever she goes. They are going to install a morphine pump :( She, too, liked going to the Y. She would sit in the hot tub, and that would help. She and my FIL want to buy their own hot tub, but since she can't work, he had to go back into full time ministry (they were both teachers, and he was a minister p/t). And their money is a little tight. However, after 4 years, she finally got SS disablility. But she's still fighting w/ her old employer to get her disability through them... It's such a sad story. People always talk about how great she was. I didnt' know her before, and now because of all the medications, I probably never will :(

04-22-2005, 01:15 PM
Howdy everyone ~wave~ I'm fixing to head out the door. I'm meeting two ladies. We are on a swap thingie. I'm picking up baby items from one lady and dropping off clothing to another lady. Have to go into Anderson, SC to do this, which is fine since it's only about 30 minutes from here.

For the lady(s) in TN. I used to live in Ringgold, GA. We would go into TN all the time and do some shopping at the mall. Kinda wish we still lived there.

Alaska, ahh the memories. I used to live in Anchorage. We, our school, had a pet moose. We had tied a bell around his neck so we would know it was "Tiny". Meeting a moose, face to face, is a frightful things. They are so horribly ugly. Never had one try to mate any of our vehicles, that I can remember........ROFL.......and I do believe I would remember that one.

Well gotta skoot - see ya later

04-23-2005, 03:25 AM
Faye, oh my, the storm was bad. We had hail and everything. My daughter hates storms and she woke up screaming. It was about 5:30. The hail was just pinging away! Not being ugly but you are cracking me up about the deer. I am sorry to hear about your car though. I know they can do some major damage! I know it made you sick. Can you believe the weather we are having? I had a catering job tonight at a bed and breakfast here in Hernando. The temps dropped and the wind has been blowing like crazy! You sound like a really fun person......I would love to get together for lunch sometime.

Gloria, are you still on the SBD? And yes, I think the moose mating with the car is a guy thing. Mama always said that a guy will try to (you know) anything that moves. Maybe that was true! :lol:

well, I am so tired and I need to go to bed. I will post more later!

5 dogs
04-23-2005, 10:17 AM
I'm so excited i can hardly stand it. This time next week Saturday hubby and i along with our five dogs will be on the road heading for Blairsville Ga. Carl and i were up there this past January and just fell in love with the place. Have you ever lived in a place where you just knew that that is where you should be? Well that's how i feel about Ga. Carl and i hope to retire there in about four years. I hope.

o2b, i am still on the beach in phase 2 and probably will be the rest of my life. Have you checked out the recipes for the SBD here? Some of them just sound wonderful.

I guess if y'all have had that nasty storm going through your state, then Florida is next. Carl wants to play golf today but the sky is starting to get dark and gray. If i want to get a bike ride in before the storm i best be gitten to it.

Y'know, i never had an accent still we moved down here. Now i say things like sugar and honey and even y'all. The south is a great place to live.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

04-23-2005, 01:12 PM
Kellbee, Your post about the deer on poplar cracked me up. I bet his car was a mess. Poor deer! :lol: He must have gotten his system all cleaned out. I know your hubby just loved that! My sis in law was on Poplar in Germantown too. You would think they would learn!

Gloria, I have a feeling I will be on Phase 2 for a long time too. But hey, it isn't hard to do. I really enjoy learning what is good and bad. I feel better than I have in years! If my allergies would go away I would be a new person!
I walked this morning. My daughter went with me. She is 9 and had a better pace than I did. How sad! Anyway, it was good talking time for us.
I catered an event last night at a bed and breakfast home here in Hernando. It was built in 1890. Gorgeous place. Anyway it was a rehersal dinner. I didn't touch one thing! No bread, no desert! I was very proud of myself! Felt good to say "No, I can't have that!".

Well, I am going to color my hair and go to Old Navy to try to find some long sleeve shirts for my dad. He is on Chemo and cant get in the sun. They told him to stay covered. Long Sleeve t-shirts are not easy to find this time of year.

It was 80 degrees here the high is 54 and we have a frost warning tonight! 35 for a low! I have a big garden and this is not what I need! The weather is doing some strange stuff!

You ladies have an awesome day!

04-23-2005, 01:22 PM
Hey girls!!

Faye- There was good and bad with my Dad in the Navy. He was a pilot and was always on 6 month cruises when I was really little. I really dont remember that. I got to travel sooo much though. It was great. It got me used to change though. So, I feel like if somethings steady, there must be something wrong. Thats not so good. Still, overall i loved it.

Reading all of y'alls posts makes me miss Mississippi so much. I miss so much about it!

Ok, I think im going to get some dinner now. Ive done well all day and I think Ill just have a Lean Cuisine for dinner. Yum.


5 dogs
04-23-2005, 02:13 PM
Wow Deanne, i was looking at your profile picture and you are gorgeous! I am assuming that you are the woman in the picture and not the guy.
When my hubby was in the Navy, like your father he was gone on 6 month med cruises so i had to deal with a lot of family crisis by myself. My daughter Jamie was born while he was on a med cruise and it wasn't till she was four months old before he got to see his own daughter. I think one of the reasons why Carl and i have stayed together all these years is because of the time he was gone. We had to learn to stick together and appreciate each other while he was home, otherwise we would have fallen apart.

Well, the rain just started and your not going to believe this, but Carl just left to go play golf. I'll kill'em if he gets hit by lightning.

Have a good one.

04-23-2005, 02:13 PM
Ladies, I"m so proud of myself...I had to tell y'all. i just finished working out for the 7th day in a row. That's right! I worked out every day this week. The last time I did that I was single. Something about being married makes women gain weight. I think I was trying too hard to be the perfect wife by cooking dinner every night. Fatty dinners every night.... But I've been married almost two years now, he already knows that I'm not perfect. It's time to lose weight!

5 dogs
04-23-2005, 06:52 PM
First let me say congrats to kellbee. Exercising every day is a huge accomplishment. I try to get some kind of exercise in but there are some days I'm just not in the mood. I don't remember if you said you were on any kind of diet. If so, what kind and do you like it?

Fay, when my children were little my in laws were very much like your dd. They lived a mile from us and they were always sticking there nose in where it didn't belong. Still, they are family and what your dd hasn't realized yet is there will come a time in her life when family is all she has. Its such a sad thing not to be able to be part of your grandsons life while he is still young. I was wondering, what does her hubby say about all this?

Hubby, mother in law and i went on vacation together this past Oct. to check out upper Ga. as a possible place to retire in four years. (Father in law died three years ago) Carl and i had always wanted to build a log home but the price for a small one was just out of our price range. So, we were looking at land to buy when we were up there and maybe building on it. The problem about building is, Carl wants small, i want big. I already live in a small house, don't want to retire in one. Anyway, we were looking at a real estate magazine and saw a house that had been reduced in price so went to "JUST LOOK" at it. I walked in the door and knew that this was the house i wanted. We made an offer, they took it, now we have our retirement home that we also use when on vacation. My mother in law will be 86 in four years and i just cant see us leaving her behind in Florida when we move to Georgia and that was also a problem. Not to sure if i want any in laws living with us. I mean, how can you run around the house naked if your in laws are there? The previous owner had built on to accommodate aging parents, so now, if she wants to live with us she will have her own living room, bedroom and bathroom.

Yes i have traveled with a cat and its not a pretty picture. Problem is, the cat cant go to the bathroom so it peed all over my sleeping daughter in the back seat. Hubby being the genus that he is, thought of a way to take the cat (When we had a cat) and not have the bathroom problem. He tied a rope around the cats collar (You thought i was going to say neck didn't you?) then tied the other end to a hammer or something heavy. The cat can run, but wont go far.

I have written another book so better stop now.
Take care.

04-23-2005, 10:39 PM
Hey all, Whats going on.. such a lot of conversation going on in here.. i am so pleased that you can exercise a lot kell, i wish that i could... Here latley, i am starting to NOT exercise as much as i used to.... I havent lost that much here latley, but i was told that maybe its turning into muscle because i have been exercisin.. so maybe thats whats gonna happen to you if you dont loose.. so dont get upset, if that happens..
Talking about the weather... Well, its been 75 and 82 degress here in kentucky.. then yesterday a lot of storms at 76 degrees.. then today... OH MY.......
be good all,
Tru Luvin

04-24-2005, 01:44 AM
Hey everyone ~wave~ is this weather weird or what? Two days its in the 80's, then it drops to the 50's during the day and 30's at night? I love the cooler weather but I wish it would make up it's mind. Sheesh.

04-24-2005, 02:24 AM
Hey chicks!!

Faye- Im not sure when we're going to come home. I was finally able to talk my Mom into coming here to visit next year. Yay! I know she'll love it and want to stay here. My Dad and his wife might come in November. So, maybe we'll come home for Christmas. I do miss alot of things about home. My family, friends, and walmart:)
Oh and I have had many pets. Anywhere from monkeys to hedgehogs. I have 3 cats right now. One is in the states. Now, the one in the states did very well driving. At first, he freaked out. We brought a box and made sort of a little cubby hole with a blanket in it. So, he hung out in there for most of the trip.

Kim- what is up with y'alls weather?? Thats so crazy!! Its been a steady 80 degrees here. Very nice. Cant wait til it gets up to 130 in July. Wooohoo :(

I hope yall have a great day!!


04-24-2005, 03:15 AM
I assume we are getting a cold front coming across from Canada? I know Montana and some parts of Colorado are getting snow, again. Yet North of here, in Michigan, they are in the 80's. *shrug* I don't know what's up. I totally LOVE cold weather, but this is rediculous.

04-24-2005, 10:21 AM
Hi All!
Just stumbled onto this thread and thought I would jump in to say howdy!
The two week long derby festival kicked off last night with Thunder Over Louisville, and everyone had to come all bundled up--reminded me of years of ice fishing up north!!

I grew up in Western Ky, and then lived in the Chicago area long enough to learn that vegetables DO NOT have to be deep fried to be edible!! I am now back in Ky, just south of Louisville.

The South can be great, but the good-ole-boy politics can make a person crazy!

Have a great, chilly Sunday y'all!!!


04-24-2005, 04:33 PM
Hi Joetta, and welcome. I was raised on everything fried too. Now I hardly (maybe 1 to 2 times a year) fry anything. I sure love fried foods though.

This morning it was in the 30's. It is chilly outside. Of course, I planted my garden and then I heard a forst warning was out last night. I think we missed the frost though. Shew! I am soooooooo ready for summer. Mentally, that is. And I am on my way to being physically ready. Wish I was already there!
Truluvin! YOU GOT SNOW??? How weird! :^:

Kellbee! I am impressed at all the exercise! :bravo: Wow! You are right though, something about marriage makes us gain weight. Then kids on top of that really makes the metabolism stop. At least it did mine! UGH!

Well, I finally got my kitchen cleaned up from my Friday night job. Good grief. I haven't been still enough to get anything done lately. I have a HUGE mound of laundry to do!!! :dizzy:

Deanne, how fun to have your family coming to see you! I know you have told me before, but how long have you been there? Have you been able to come home and visit any since you were there?

Gloria, how exciting to find a house you love? And one to retire in?? That is great! I would love to retire somewhere on a lake. Or the mountains...or better yet, a lake in the mountains! My hubby is 42 and I am alomost 38, so we have a long time to go. I do think about it though.

I went to dinner with some old friends last night. They live out in the boonies and all that was around was Sonic and a BBQ place. I ordered the meat and some slaw and baked beans. I didn't touch the bread or desert. It wasn't exactly SBD friendly I don't think, but I could have done worse. :cbg:

Well, I have my best friends little girl right now (she is 2). :fr: They went to see a house and didn't feel like taking their toddler with them ( I don't blame them). She wants to move here to Hernando, and he really doesn't. We will see what happens. It would sure be nice to have my best friend here though. She struggles with her weight as well, so we could be really good support for eachother. I am keeping my fingers crossed! :crossed:

Talk to ya'll later! ;)

04-25-2005, 09:45 AM
5_dogs-I'm not really on a specific diet. I've been trying to follow the FDA food guide pyramid while keeping my calorie count down. This was seeming to go well until the FDA changed the dang pyramid last week. So far I haven't lost any weight, but I can tell the my clothes are fitting a little better. (Nothing beats needing to tighten your belt up another notch). I have a short attention span, so atkins and SB didn't hold my attention long enough. However, w/ the pyramid, I try to focus on well rounded, nutritiuos items. Plus, when I track my food intake throughout the day, I can check off items (like 3 cups of fruit, 6 oz of meat or beans), and I know what I need to eat instead of what I can't eat. I guess I'm a goal oriented person w/o self control!

04-25-2005, 11:10 AM
morning ladies! Hope you are all well!

Kell: I heard on a news program there is something like 12 pyramids now that you have to wade through and it depends on age, exercise level etc. Sometimes I think the government ought to just give up and say, "Hey, we have no idea what the best diet is, what foods to eat and what ones to avoid, just EAT!" :lol: I mean, one minute, Atkins is awful then king, then fat and cal counting is the way to go, then it isn't, and on and on. I watched something on I think it was Dateline about how much your mind plays in. It was pretty interesting to see the tests they did on people and how your mind controls how you eat pretty much.

It is still pretty chilly here today. Doesn't look like we are going to get much sun either. I will be glad when we get a permanent warm up for the season. Our pool opens up Memorial Day so I am looking forward to that as I spend an hour in the pool everyday and enjoy it very much. It is easier than anything on the joints to do exercise.

O2: BBQ is definitely not a diet food! :lol: Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and do the best you can with the circumstances you are in. It is the pits that so many of us have to struggle everyday with food decisions and can't just eat what we want. They need to do research on whether people truly OVEREAT or just plain eat badly all the time.

We spent a pretty quiet weekend at home. Just kind of stayed in and watched movies and such this weekend. I was going to go out and get stuff to make myself an upside-down tomato plant. I would love home grown tomatoes, but I am the only one that eats them as dh hates tomatoes so I would only want to grow one plant. A guy my dh works with told him he grows upside-down tomato plants so thought I would give it a try, but my allergies were bothering me on Sunday along with old age aches and pains so we didn't go. I need to get the stuff though before I get outside the growing period. I DO NOT have a green thumb at all so who knows if it would grow or not!

I guess I better go and check on the laundry. I have all the chores done for the day so I am going to get my book and read for awhile


04-25-2005, 11:54 AM
gma--what is an upside tomato plant? i live in an apartment, and though I love to garden, I don't have much luck on my patio w/ tomato plants. That sounds like something I might be able to do...

5 dogs
04-25-2005, 12:44 PM
I am exhausted. One of my dogs has epilepsy and last night she had nine seizures. They started around 11:30 P.M. and finely at 2 A.M. this morning she was able to lay down and sleep from pure exhaustion. My house smells like dog pee (Extreme yuck) because she has no control over her bowels when having a seizure. All i can do is hold her and clean up the mess before the next wave starts. I was able to get some rest from 2 to 6 this morning when i was awaken with the sound of Sky (My dog) having another one. If you've never seen a dog after a seizure, well let me tell you it ant pretty. First Sky tries to get up but acts like she's drunk and literally walks into walls. Then i guess she feels another one coming on and tries to get behind the furniture where she feels safe but unfortunately knocks over anything that might be in her way. Sky is normally a very sweet dog but after a seizure, its almost like having a wild dog in the house. Doesn't know who i am, where she's at and wanders from room to room just looking for something but i don't know what.
Sky has had seizures before but never this bad. I called my vet this morning and he put her on phenobarbital which she will have to take the rest of her life.

OMG Fay, you are so funny. Thanks for the good laugh. After last night i needed something to lift my spirits.

I am also growing tomatoes. I only have the one plant and its in a very large pot. It has about twenty tomatoes now and three of the are turning red. Have you ever made your own tomato sauce? We have a small produce stand close by our house and one day last week tomatoes were on sale for 19 cents a pound. Wow, what a deal! I bought as many as i could carry on old blue my bike and made my own pizza sauce that day. YUMM'O. I cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast in the sauce and it was wonderful. Very juicy.

I'm getting very sleepy and am starting to miss spell a lot of words so am going to take a nap.

04-25-2005, 02:27 PM
Kell: From what I understand, you take a nice size clay pot (at least 5" from what I am told,) make the drain hole bigger and stick the green part of the plant through the hole with the roots sticking up in the pot. Pot with soil like you would regularly. I guess the thing grows down and then up the sides of the pot. You do have to hang the pot I guess instead of it being on the ground. That would only make sense. I have never done this so you are taking your tomatoes :o into your own hands, so to speak....... :s: My question to my dh is don't the tomatoes fall off the vine when they get heavy???? I will let you know when he gets me an answer!

5dogs: What did I say that was funny? I am so sorry for your poochy. I had one like that about 13 years ago and we had him put to sleep. I just couldn't stand watching him go through that. He also had tumors/cysts and was 14 years old. Our animals become our family and it is so tough to see them go through things. It is also so expensive nowadays unless you have that new medical insurance for your animals and I think it is expensive. That's why, in my opinion, people are stupid to get animals unless they are prepared for about $1000 a year in expense between good food, checkups, shots, heartworm and flea stuff etc. That doesn't even count extras like blanket, beds, carriers, clothes etc you might buy. My doggie car seat cost me around $70 I think and the harness was another $20 or so. Fortune was bought at a breeder and weighed about 1 1/2 lbs. He was so little I could put him in my coat pocket and carry him. I could also put doll clothes on him! I think he weighs about 9 lbs now and is just the right size except the cat "bosses" him around and harrasses him sometimes. Our cat weighs about 18 lbs and likes to torment our poor Yorkie. Fortune is this big wuss. He rarely barks, doesn't ever growl except at Butterscotch when he has jumped from hiding place onto his back, hasn't ever bit or even nipped at anyone including my grandson when he was little, and loves to be babied. He always wants to be near a human, on their lap, next to them or whatever. He sleeps with us in bed and had to be cuddled up next to one of us (usually me of course) then the cat jumps his chubby body onto the bed and I end up sleeping without covers! :lol: The cat sees me as its mother because he was abandoned out in a wooded area (state park area) where there are coyotes etc. I don't like cats and never wanted one, but I let dh bring him home because we couldn't get anyone to take him including rescue shelters. They wanted anywhere from $125 to $300 to take him. I babied him because he had been abandoned so now he is my "child." I have taught him to sit for treats, he allows me to mess with his ears etc, which from what I understand, most cats don't like and he loves to have his tail gently pulled on, sort of like you would strip an ear of corn. He will come over to you and shake his tail at you to get you to do it. I also taught him to roll over and that is hilarious to see him roll over and over.

Well, mail is probably here and I have neighbor kids who steal the mail from mailboxes and put them in other people's etc so I need to go check

Take care today


5 dogs
04-25-2005, 03:19 PM
This is what i thought was so funny. ("Hey, we have no idea what the best diet is, what foods to eat and what ones to avoid, just EAT!")

Fay, I forgot to answer your question on how we travel with five dogs. Hubby has a big honken ram truck with an extended cab so when we travel with our dogs, two go in the extended cab, two sit on the armrest and Zoey my miniature dachshund (and also my baby) sits on a pillow on my lap. We don't use car carriers because we have taught our dogs to behave while traveling. We have NEVER hit any of our dogs, but the tone of voice we use does the trick. Also, Carl and i are always love'n on them, (Kisses and hugs) so when they don't behave, the kisses and hugs stop for a couple of days. We've taught them that in order to get there tummy rubbed, they have to mind there manners.

Sky just had another seizure so i just don't know what I'm going to do. We are going on vacation in a week and i just don't want to deal with loosing my Sky when were up in Ga. I am hoping the pills will work so we wont have to put her down.

Talk to you later.

04-25-2005, 03:29 PM
Hey everyone :wave: How's it going? Kinda bored here - have tons of washing to do, but don't wanna :(

Lost 1lb this week :high: Thought it would have been more, but oh well

I don't know about anyone else, but this weather is funky. I love it, but it's still funky. My girls don't like it :lol: but oh well.

I know one thing I will be SO glad when the 'maters come in. I hate these hot house ones. I am so craving a 'mater sandwich. :hungry:

Speaking of, I need to eat me something....see ya

04-25-2005, 06:20 PM
Hey ya'll!

I know I haven't posted much, but I have been keeping up. :D

A friend sent me this link.. and I thought of this thread. I know most of us probably don't give a hoot about the 'signs'. But, heck! This is the Southern version. :lol:

Hope ya'll enjoy it!

btw: Hubby has 18 tomato plants in the ground. I'm so looking forward to making lots and lots of salsa this summer I haven't tried growing them upside down yet, but it sounds so much easier (and cleaner!) than harvesting tomatoes off the ground.

Sorry to hear about your puppy troubles, 5 dogs. I hope everything works out with her meds...

04-25-2005, 07:23 PM
Kim, OMG girl! I love the new Avatar!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!! :o

04-25-2005, 07:43 PM
Kell: I made a couple booboos with the tomatoes. First off, use a 5 gallon pot not 5" DUHHHHHH! Below are the instructions sans pictures of course. He used those big white paint style buckets.

At first glance, this might look like an unusual way to grow tomatoes. But Jim Appleby from Iowa has discovered several benefits to hanging his tomatoes in buckets. First, the air can circulate better so the plants have almost no disease problems. Second, the fruit doesn’t rot as quickly as that on the ground. And finally, some critters that eat tomatoes have trouble getting to the ripening fruit.

To make the upside-down containers, Jim used 5-gallon buckets with tight-fitting lids. He recycled his from a restaurant, but says you can find them many places, such as paint or hardware stores.

Jim scrubs each bucket out with soapy water and makes sure the handle is attached securely. He cuts a 2-inch or larger diameter hole in the center of the lid and one in the bottom of the bucket. To make the holes, he uses a drill with a hole saw bit (an attachment for cutting a door to install the doorknob).

With the bucket standing upright and the lid off, Jim covers the hole in the bottom with a coffee filter or scrap of fabric. That way the soil won’t fall out when he turns the bucket over. He fills the bucket full of a lightweight potting mix, shaking it to settle the soil.

2 in. or larger diameter hole cut in bucket lid for both drainage and watering Established tomato seedling ready to hang

Before he puts the lid back on, Jim lays another coffee filter over the soil where the hole will be. Next, he puts the lid on and turns the bucket upside down.
Jim cuts a slit through the filter in the hole and plants a tomato seedling. To give the tomato a fast start, he strips off the lower leaves and plants the seedling deeply so roots can form along the stem. He places the planted bucket in a sunny location and keeps it well-watered for the next few weeks.

When the plant is about a foot tall, Jim’s ready to hang it up. The bucket needs a solid support to hold the weight. A clothesline pole is ideal. If you hang the bucket from a building, make sure it won’t bang into a window or the siding on a windy day.

This part is easier with two people — one to lift and hold the bucket and one to fasten the chain. Jim drapes a chain over the clothesline post while a friend lifts the bucket. He pulls the chain through the handle of the bucket and fastens the ends together. You can buy chain loops made specifically for fastening or use a piece of heavy wire and twist it to hold the chain together. Either way, Jim finds he can raise and lower the height to harvest his tomatoes


04-26-2005, 02:42 AM
Glad my avitar made you smile - I have tons of nice lookin' fellas to share :)

04-26-2005, 08:46 AM
Kim, well thanks for sharing that one! MMMMMMMMM! :lol:

04-26-2005, 09:38 AM
gma--it doesn't sound hard, except for the drill bit...i don't have one of those laying around :) However, it does seem a little time consuming, but then again, fresh tomatoes are worth it!

04-26-2005, 11:37 AM
Kim: It is only fair you share good looking OLDER guys too with we ladies in the AARP group! :lol: I do believe my heart can still stand it. Though I thoroughly enjoy looking at them, gives me the willies a little cause it is like lusting after my son! :^: :lol: Oh and though I am not trying to be uppity with you as far as language skills and correct grammer, you erred in your statement regarding a tomato sandwich. I believe the term is 'mater sammich....... :D :D :D (just had to give you a razz about that one)

Kell: Personally, this was dh's deal as I don't know why we can put the darn things in a regular pot and still hang them up, but who knows? I just want some nice ripe pretty tomatoes that I don't have to take a 2nd mortgage out to buy some! :lol: The ones in the stores right now are gross, like pinkish or yellowish and are like $2.50 a lbs or something. UGH!

Dh has PLC classes the rest of the week at some company only a couple miles from the house so he is going to work later everyday and that is nice. We usually have to get up at 5 AM but for the rest of the week don't have to get up until 6:30. Besides the fact, he won't come home smelling like the waste water plant. He makes a lot of money so I can't complain, but the smell gets in his hair and on his clothes even if he hasn't been around the stuff. I get to feeling guilty every once in awhile because he is working there, but he always tells me, "Honey, as long as they pay me this kind of money, I can stand working with other peoples' s%$#!" I get a little nervous because even though he is not like one of the operators etc and works with the electrical and electronic systems, every once in awhile they have to do work out on what they call the lagoons. Yeah girls, it is lakes of you know what. They have these pumps in them and every once in awhile they have trouble. The only way to get out to them is in a flat bottom boat. The have lines that run across the tops of the lagoons where the guys have to pull the boat across like hand to hand using the lines. Last year, they were coming back and poor Jack, stepped out of the boat onto the land, slipped and you got it, fell in! UGH! The moron that was with him refused to take him to the emergency showers right away saying he had something he wanted to do first so Jack ran to the truck and left the jerk there with no way to get back to the plant but to walk. The guy went to the plant manager and tried to file a racial discrimination suit against him until the manager found out what happened and almost fired the other guy for not following procedure to protect his work partner. They have a procedure sort of like what goes on with people exposed to radiation. They have this specially equipped shower etc the guys have to use and they hose them down with special soap stuff etc. He then had to go to the doctor and get tetanus etc to protect him and eye drops and such. He of course didn't tell me right away what happened and I didn't know as he has uniforms at work so he could change there. I didn't see him come home and remove his clothes or I would have gotten a clue as he had NO socks, underwear or t-shirt on! They threw all of that stuff away of course. The only other things that have happened to him is that he kept losing his reading glasses when he would lean over to work on something and they would fall out of his pocket into stuff. I think he went through about 5 pairs then decided to go back to regular glasses! :lol:

Well, guess I better check on the laundry. It is dark and rainy here today so can't go out and sit on my patio chairs and read or anything. That would probably be fool hardy anyway because the pollen still seems to be pretty bad.

Have a great day ladies


5 dogs
04-26-2005, 12:13 PM
Good afternoon ladies.
Did someone say something about good looking men? Well, here a good story for you. Spring Hill Florida (Where i live) was this quite sleepy town 25 years ago, but now you cant walk two blocks without seeing at least 5 houses going up. With me on my bike, i can ride past all the building a lot slower then if i were in a car. Last week i was on my bike to the little produce stand on the corner and just as i was peddling my little/large legs off, there on the left of me was this man on top of a roof just hammering away. His shirt was off and he was wearing cut off jeans with a tool belt around his wast. His skin was so dark from being in the sun that he almost looked indian from the back. When i went zooming past this new house going up, i almost missed the man on the roof but then the glistening of his sweat caught my eye and i had to do a double take. Turned old blue around and back up the hill i go to catch another glimpse of this man. He looked to be in his thirties and had bleached blond hair probably from being out in the sun so much. His upper arms were very muscular and as i was riding VERY slowly to get a peak at this greek goddess working on this roof, he then spotted me and just smiled. At that point i was embarrassed that he caught me staring at him so i quickly started pedaling again. I did make it to the produce stand but had this man on my mind the rest of the day.
Cold shower anyone?
Have a great tuesday.

04-26-2005, 01:17 PM
5_dog- YUM! That could really motivate a girl to bike more!

04-26-2005, 02:01 PM
Faye, I was gonna put 'mater sammich, but decided not to. :) Thanks for the grammer correction ;) I don't put older men because, well, they just don't do much for me anymore, OK maybe one or two ;)

04-26-2005, 02:56 PM
5:ooooh, I would probably have fallen OFF my bike right in front of him! I do love men in construction! Something about that toolbelt.....

Kim: You are too funny! You know, once you get past 45 you start looking at men with gray hair or no hair in a more serious light! :lol: :lol: :lol: Guess I shouldn't say all men as my dh still has dark brown hair and is 55! Irritates the heck out of me because I have been gray for at least 10 years, but I will be darned if I am going to wear it that way! At long as L'Oreal is in the hair dye business they have a customer. I am going to be the only old lady on Medicare with no teeth, a walker and bright red hair! :lol:

Faye ;)

04-26-2005, 06:30 PM
I'm 44 and will always like younger men better. What's funny is when I was younger, I prefered older men. I'm backwards I guess.

My DH has a head full of black hair, but it is gray. Then again we do have 5 kids and they tend to drive us crazy or gray, whichever comes first. The gray doesn't bother me. I will grow old gracefully. Just like my g'mother before me.

04-26-2005, 11:55 PM
Faye, that story about your husband is the sh#@%$#%* story I have ever heard! :lol: Have mercy! Where is his plant at? Is it off Mallory? Yes, I do love those home grown mater sammiches! I can't remember If I mentioned this on the post before, but I planted a garden. I have 12 tomato plants, 10 pepper plants, 2 rows of cucumbers, and a row of radishes. There is just nothing like a home grown tomato!! :T I am 38 and have been quite gray for about 9 or 10 years now. My mom was premature gray. I plan on coloring mine for a while too. I can't stand it.

Gloria, your story is hilarious. I too, would have fallen off that bike. Oh mercy! You did good though. I bet he got a kick out of you! Did you ride by any more? hmmmmm......

Kim, feel free to post all of those avatars you want! I will look forward to your posts! ;)

Well, I am outta here ladies. Busy day tomorrow.
Take care all you fabulous southern women!

04-27-2005, 07:44 AM
Good morning girls! Just a short post this morning. I haven't been sleeping well so I decided to get up instead of rolling around on the bed and wake up dh. He has another hour he can sleep.

O2: If you get off on Mallory and take the first right, that is Riverport. You take Riverport almost all the way until it deadends. You go past the Fleishman's Yeast plant (that can get pretty stinky too let me tell you) and past the Army Corp of Engineers, past Mitchell Road, which is the road into Chucalissa and the State Park and the next right you take and it curves up and around and goes past the TVA Allen electrical plant and deadends into the T.E.Maxxon Waste Water Treatment Plant. It is boocoo to heck and back like my mother used to say about things far away from everything else. You never want to get caught out there running out of gas, a flat tire or whatnot. I used to hate it when he would get called out in the middle of the night to work. They have a freeze on all overtime so he hasn't had to go out at night in almost a year, but it always would make me nervous for him to be out there alone at night. For one thing, there are all sorts of critters out there!

I guess I need to start cleaning house today. It is about time to do that again. I always feel it has no satisfaction unless your house is good and dirty and mine never is so I never feel "proud" of myself for having a clean house so to speak! :lol: :lol: Basically, I am a housecleaning nut and that is that.

Kim: I have two vain things about me, my hair and my nails. I don't mind growing old gracefully but I just plain don't want to look old with gray hair so I color it. Though I color it red, I am a natural blonde and when my hair started to go gray, it was this truly icky color. White I could live with, but that steel gray color ages people I think.

I guess I better go this morning

Have a good day girls


04-27-2005, 09:07 AM
I don't know if it's the weather, pollen, or a combo but I feel like crap. My one daughter is out of school today bcs she is sick. Sore throat, fever, coughing, etc. I have the sore throat, coughing and overall ickyness. I'm going back to bed :(

I will keep this avitar for a few more days, then switch to my next hunk ;)

5 dogs
04-27-2005, 09:35 AM
Kim, if your going to post a new hunk soon, i think we should give this honey baby a name. To me, he looks like a Scott. Also, i think he should have a slight british accent. What do you think ladies?

04-27-2005, 09:44 AM
Sounds yummy to me Gloria :) Scott sounds about right!


5 dogs
04-27-2005, 10:35 AM
I am sooo sick and tired of people trying to sell me stuff. Just when i sat down here at my computer this morning, the phone rings and it was someone trying to sell me something. Years ago i was polite and would tell the person i was not interested and hang up. Now, because i get so many of these annoying calls i just lay the phone down next to its receiver and let the person talk away. After a couple of minutes, i hear "Mrs........ are you still there? I figure if there going to wast my time, then i have the same right in wasting there's. I'm even getting people knocking on my door wanting me to buy or try there product. Grrrrr. Enough already.

I have three more days and a wake up before we head for the mountains in upper Georgia. Still have packing and cleaning before then but don't know where to start. Man i hope we have good weather when were up there. Last night and this morning the sky is all dark and it looks like it might just rain all day. My tomato plant was all happy happy happy when i went out to check on it and, yippee skippy, there are three tomatoes almost red and ready for that B.L.T sandwich. I wonder why my plants grow better after the rain then when i just water them?

Have to get my hair cut today before our trip so better go.
Have a great wednesday everyone.
Hugs to all.

04-27-2005, 03:32 PM
I was just browsing and happened upon your thread. Cool beans, as my DD would say. I spent the first 11 years of my life in Ohio so I still have a few "you guys" and "pop" that find their way out my mouth but for the most part, I'm a true southern girl. KY is definitely home! The only thing I would change about KY would be it's high pollen count (Lexington, KY is the Allergy Capital of the USA-I heard on the radio today-some mindless trivia for ya) UGH and the crazy weather. They always say if you don't like the weather in KY just stick around-it will be totally different in a few minutes! :)

Anyway, hope ya'll won't mind me joining your group. What am I talking about: of course you won't mind-you're southern ladies and that southern hospitality will shine through!

Someone here was talking about stereotypes that southerners have to put up with. My sister got on to me a while back about correcting my DD's grammar (I have two DD's-Karen-16, Ashley Rachelle-13). I said, listen, they are already going to be fighting stereotypes when they get into the real world: 1) they're women 2) they're southern women. They will have proper grammar. She said-well you can't do anything about those accents. I said why would I want to? :D

Have a great day! TTYL.

04-27-2005, 03:39 PM
Faye-forgot to tell you that we used to have a little terrier mix dog that would smile for you! This was when Jimmy Carter was President. We'd say, smile like President Carter and I swear that dog would pull back those lips of his, show some teeth and smile! :) I totally believe your cat talks to you!

5 dogs
04-27-2005, 07:59 PM
Welcome skinny, cool user name!
I've actually seen a dog try to smile and its hilarious. I have five dogs but the only thing two of them can do is setup and role over. All of them have mastered sleeping and eating very well.

Have any of y'all seen the show "Homes across America? In case you haven't seen the it, its all about these huge gigantic homes that people have remodeled. Well i was wondering what they would say if my house was on that show. Probably something like "And here's Gloria's tiny little living room with the huge overstuffed furniture that there's no room for. And how about that kitchen. Doesn't that pantry look nice crammed jammed full of stuff you cant find anything without having something fall on your head. I worked for Goodwill for seven years so you can just imagine all the treasures i have.

I just couldn't wait any longer for that dang tomato to get red red so i picked it and ate the darn thing all by myself. It was wonderful! Do any of you eat cottage cheese and tomatoes? Don't really care for cottage cheese, but with my own home grown tomatoes, yummy'o.

Should start thinking about supper so best scoot for now.
Have a good one.

04-27-2005, 10:34 PM
Give the boy a name? You talking about the one in my avitar? LOL he already has a name, it's Orlando! And he is British. I'm going to be changing my avitar in a few days. So be on the lookout. ;)

04-27-2005, 10:35 PM
OH Gloria, where 'bouts in GA are you going? I live near mountains.

5 dogs
04-28-2005, 12:25 AM
Kim, we are heading for Blarsville GA. Ever heard of it? You know where NC comes down to a point and connects with GA? Well, if you were to spit while in Blarsville GA, it would cross into North Carolina. Ever heard of Murphy NC. Were about 45 min. from Murphy and the new WalMart.

I hope you don't wait to long to put up the new hunk of the week. We leave Saturday morning and I'd like to get a gander at the new honey.

04-28-2005, 12:50 AM
Welcome skinny butt! I love the name! Here in Mississippi (I am just south of Memphis) the allergies are killer too. My son takes allergy shots and I took them for 5 years. I still have them! I feel for you, cause I know how you feel! Our weather here is just crazy. It has been so cool the last couple days.

I am leaving Friday to go visit an old high school friend in Atlanta. My best friend is going with me. We will come home on Sunday so it will be a short trip. I am looking forward to a girls weekend though.

Kim, I am anxiously awaiting the next avatar. Thanks for giving us something fun to look at! ;)

Faye, I hope you find a sitter for your pets. What area do you live in? We use to live in Hickory Hill till it was annexed. That is when we moved here. My parents live in Highland Heights off summer. They have been there forever and won't move. It is not safe there, but it doesn't seem to bother them.

Talk later!

04-28-2005, 01:17 AM
Oh, for those of you with allergies......most of you may already know this but just in case, there is a website that tells you the pollen count for where you are. Lets you know if it is high or low and what it will be for the next few days. It is at I check it out on a regular basis during this time of year. It also lists the active pollen in your area.

04-28-2005, 09:44 AM
Yes I know where Blairsville is and I know where Murphy NC is. My DH is a truck driver ;)

We go to Blairsville every other weekend, or so. It's very nice there. Have a great time. I will change my hunk tomorrow - I'm still not feeling well and really need to take some meds and crawl back into bed.

5 dogs
04-28-2005, 10:50 AM
Fay, I forgot to thank you yesterday for the info on the "stop calling me cause I'm not interested" website. We just got a cell phone to use (only) when were on vacation. Because our house in GA. doesn't have a land line phone and we cant see spending the money on one when will only be there five weeks out of the year. Carl is a U.P.S. driver and gets five weeks paid vacation a year.

Kim, it sounds like your near upper GA. What is the weather like there now? I'm not sure if i should bring warm or cool weather clothes. The nights have been nippy down here in Florida, good sleeping weather, but come the middle of the day i have to change into shorts. When i worked for Goodwill i was able to get a butt load of clothes so am able to keep some of them up there year around. Just don't know if i should take the extra warm stuff along with me this trip.
I hope you get to feeling better soon. Have you seen a doctor yet? It seems like you've been sick for a couple of days now.

Still have lots to do before we go so will say so long for now. I hope i will be able to post a couple more times before saturday morning, but if i cant will talk to y'all when i get back.

04-28-2005, 10:54 AM
Morning girlies, rain rain go away and come again.......October!

O2: If you lived in Hickory Hill, I bet you know right where we live. We actually live in Fox Meadows, but most people say Hickory Hill. Do you know where the Showboat BBQ is on Hickory Hill at Knight Arnold? We basically live 1/2 block from there in the Heritage Trail Condominiums. It is torture in the summer as I do an hour of pool work everyday and they crank up the smoking and grilling of pork around 9 AM. You walk outside our home and all you smell is BBQ! It is heaven but awful too, you know? :lol:

Gloria: We had a friend who was an over the road driver from UPS from here in Memphis and last I heard he still drives for them. We also have very close friends and the dh drives the brown truck for them and has for like 18 years so I know he gets scads of vacation every year. You should see this man. I met his wife when I worked at the law firm in Indiana. She is a legal secretary and he delivered to our firm. He is totally gorgeous. It is a feat to give him a hug when we see them. He is almost 7 foot tall!!

Kim: Sorry, Orlando doesn't fit, he needs to go back to Scott! :lol: Boy, that name seems to have popped up a lot over the last 5 years or so with the under 30 guys. I had never heard of Orlando and there are a bunch of actors named Orlando now.

I think Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas) and George Eads (CSI) are both cute as bugs' ears. I am prejudiced because those are my two favorite shows, but they are cute though young young young.

There are some "old" guys that have aged gracefully I think too. James Darren, who is in his 60's is still gorgeous! I remember him in Gidget and brother he is one handsome hunk. Mark Harmon is nice looking, though it is hard to tell because in NCIS he scowls all the time! :lol: Though he is not old, David James Elliot is one Navy pilot I would have liked to fly with! :lol: I have to tell you a story about that. When my son was in Cub scouts, our cub scout pack was made up totally of Navy kids. There was an occacion when ALL the dads were gone at the same time and I ended up being the scoutmaster for a time. The pilots at NAS Oceana in Va Beach sponsored our cub pack so I would have to work with them all the time. Back then I was about the same age as they were and YUMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEE! There wasn't an ugly one in the bunch. There is one thing that is dead on about Navy pilots. They are an arrogant little lot! These guys were so very nice and helpful, but totally full of themselves! I remember thinking how difficult it must be sleeping with a guy whose head was so big it took up the whole bed!!! :lol:

Well, I am stalling and not getting chores done.



5 dogs
04-28-2005, 11:37 AM
With all this talk about hunky guys, i just had to send you a picture of my son, Will and DIL Gina. This was taking the day of there wedding.

04-28-2005, 01:00 PM
Gloria: Handsome son and beautiful dil! May they be happy forever and ever. Since we are showing off, here is my son and dil on their wedding day, April 10, 2004 in Las Vegas.

Man, I am bummed. I got an e-mail from the petsitter and she says it is too far for her to come. It is so ridiculous because she says she services East Memphis, which could be farther than where I live, which is southeast. The stupid thing is, all I really want is someone to pop in every other day and just visit with him for 10 minutes. He gets lonely. I planned on making sure he has enough food and water for the whole time and I am fixing him 2 litter boxes and will just clean them myself when I get back. The thing is, I don't want someone I don't know that could steal from me, you know? I really don't want to board him because then he is in a cage for 9 days, but it may come down to that.

I guess I better go. Hope your day turns out better than mine has so far!


04-28-2005, 03:58 PM
How's it going? Things here are good. Our youth group's camping trip got cancelled as the forecast is rain, rain and more rain. So, instead, I get to spend the night locked up in our church w/18 kids! Pray for me! :D

Gloria-I love cottage cheese and tomatoes and cottage cheese and cucumbers and cottage cheese by itself.....In case you wondered, I really like cottage cheese. :) Thanks for sharing your picture with us. What a lovely couple. I wish them many years of togetherness and happiness. Thanks for the comment about my user name. That's what my family calls me especially since losing weight!

Kim-My oldest DD is crazy about Orlando Bloom! And why not, he is a cutie. And to whomever wanted to call him Scott I have to disagree. I have a brother-in-law named Scott and although I love him dearly, I can't associate that name w/a beefcake! Sorry!

o2bskinny-I really like your name as well. My youngest DD had to have allergy shots when she was younger but she's outgrown it now. She just takes seasonal claritin. Also, a tip from her grandpa, she takes a tbls of local honey every morning. If the honey is made w/in ten miles of your house, it helps combat the allergens in your air. It really does work. I take homeopathic allergy meds and have not had to use my inhaler in over 6 months; a major feat for me!

Faye-add Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones to your list of "older" men who are gorgeous and I'll be a happy camper.

Have a great day, ladies. TTYL.

04-28-2005, 04:54 PM
Hey gals,
I just signed up on this forum this morning, and found this thread...I love to see folks from my part of the country on things like this!!!
I live in N. Alabama, aka The Shoals area....we're in the nw not too far from Memphis or Nashville
I am just getting started on the SB diet, and got a lot of lb's to lose.
My dh and I are working out together at a wellness center.
I'm 37 yo...I'm bonified G.R.I.T.S. (just found out yesterday that my sister had a story published in the new G.R.I.T.S. book (puttin on the G.R.I.T.S.) I'm so proud of her!!!) I've been married for nearly 19 years and have 4 absolutely beautiful teenage oldest will be 18 in June, my 2nd will be 16 in May, and my Boy/Girl Twins were 14 back in February.
I've tried to attach a couple of pics of my oldest two girls but don't know if it worked or not, trying to learn this board!!
one of the pics is my 2nd daughter in Panama City Beach, she's got the figure I never had!!!! that pic was taken last summer
hope to get to know y'all a little & hagd

5 dogs
04-28-2005, 05:19 PM
Kim, i am waiting patiently for you new honey bunny aviator. Remember, i leave on saturday morning. The honey you have now is definitely not an Orlando. Orlando sounds like a spanish name and this honey has no spanish features. He could also be a Ryan or even a Pattrick with two t's for interest.

Went food shopping today to get munchy food for our eleven hour trip. Ugh. On my way home the song 'Deep River Woman' came on the radio and was amazed at the harmony. That led me to thinking about all the things that just really float my boat. You know, all those things you get excited about. So, here is my question to you. What do you get excited over? For me, what really gets the old blood a pumping is. 1) the smell of my hubby. I know that sound strange but he smells like raisins . Also the smell in the morning after a good rain. We have a pine tree in our backyard and ever so often the smell of pine comes lofting into the house. 2) my own home grown tomatoes. 3) my five dogs. All of them are like little children with different personalities. 4) Blarsville Georgia. 5) Quilting.
There are other things that excite me but for now this will have to do.

Cant wait to hear what floats your boat.

04-28-2005, 06:49 PM
OK ladies, here my next hunk - do you know who he is???

5 dogs
04-28-2005, 06:53 PM
He's kinda hard to see. Can you make the picture bigger?

5 dogs
04-28-2005, 06:54 PM
if he sitting on a bathtub?

04-28-2005, 07:02 PM
Hey ladies! Sorry I've been so quiet lately. I've been busy at work..normally I'm a slacker and post while I'm here, but it's been so busy! (Yuck!) Y'all have some good lookin' family members! Any who, my work day is over...I'm head to the gym!

04-28-2005, 07:13 PM
Testing to see if it worked

04-28-2005, 07:15 PM
This is my g'daughter - her mom sent me a couple of updated pics - she will be 2 the end of August

5 dogs
04-28-2005, 07:28 PM
She is adorable. Is her name Schyler?

04-28-2005, 07:37 PM
Yes, she is Schyler - her middle name is Bleau - don't ask, son named her

04-29-2005, 10:21 AM
morning ladies!

Kim: The baby is so cute!

Gloria: I am pretty laid back and don't get excited easily, but here goes: I love my husband's aftershave, I adore my grandson, I am a voracious reader so a new book I have been waiting to come out, boring, but having a clean house, my Vegas vacation!

I just peeked in and as I haven't started my daily post on my own thread gotta run.


05-02-2005, 10:29 AM
Well, I just got home from Atlanta. My visit with my high school friend was great. I didn't do well on the diet, but I am ready to begin a new day and week.

Faye, I know exactly where Showboat BBQ is. We ate there quite often when we lived in the area. It was one of my husbands and mine favorite places for BBQ. Is it still good? YUM! The smell would just kill me. I can't imagine!!!

Kim, Love the new avatar. Is it Antonio? Kind of looks like him. What a cutie!

Gloria and Faye, what awesome looking kids you have!! They are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Well, I am going to get ready for my walk with my neighbor. Since I have been gone I have not walked since Thursday. I am really looking forward to getting back on track!!!


05-02-2005, 10:34 AM
Skinny_butt, how'd the lock in go?

05-02-2005, 11:29 AM
Oh, Gloria, you asked what got us excited.........My veggie garden every summer, trips to the lake and being on the water, my hubbies cologn, the way my kids smell right after a bath, and right now thinking about what I will look like when I lose all this weight!!!!

PHins - I forgot to welcome you! My neice is graduating from Alabama this week! I also have an uncle that lives in Huntsville. The pic of your daughter was in Panama City Father in law lives there. I am on the SBD too. I am on Phase 2. This is my 5th week, I think. Anyway, I am not weighing in today because I just got home from a weekend in Atlanta and I was not really good. I love the diet though and feel better than I have in a LONG time! Good luck!

05-02-2005, 12:25 PM
thanks for the welcome :)
congrats to your niece.... Roll Tide Roll!
I only live an hour from huntsville,
my sister lives a about an hour from Atlanta.
are you in north or south mississippi?
todays my 4th day in phase 1, it's just fine, I haven't had any real problems at all.
my DD has gone to PCB several years in a row with her best friend, this year I'm going with them, looking forward to heading to the beach for real this summer!!! I'm hitting the BEACH so I can have more fun when I hit the BEACH

05-02-2005, 02:46 PM
Phinsup~Yes, the whole family is roll tide fans. Football season is a hoot at their house!!! Do you ever get sick on "Sweet Home Alabama"? :lol:
I am in North MS. We are 30 minutes south of Memphis. We use to live in Memphis. I am the hitting the beach for the same reason! :D I am way over my cravings. I was a carb addict. No lie, I could have lived on sugar. It was all I craved. You will be amazed at how much better you feel and how much more energy you have in a couple weeks. I am here if you need anything.

05-02-2005, 02:49 PM
I think I forgot to mention this, but I am skipping weigh in today since I was in Atlanta cheating this weekend. So, don't let my weight chart scare you Phinsup! I will weigh again in a week.

05-02-2005, 02:52 PM
Nah, I never get sick of hearing's an anthem!

I'm already starting to get a little more energy, the first 2 days tho....I was beginning to wonder!! I know that detox can really take it out of you.
Don't worry about the weight thing!

My DH is the Biggest Alabama fan! Until I met him, I was an Auburn fan! I decided to defect just to keep a little peace in the house! Of course, I'm encouraging my son to go to Auburn, he's thinking about Engineering(but he's only 14 so) Our 16 yo dtr, is planning on going to Alabama in a couple of yrs.
my oldest dtr is registered at UNA this fall (University Of North Alabama) it's a really good school, and it's local! that's even better!!

05-02-2005, 05:00 PM
Howdy y'all :wave: I am on a roll - I lost 3.5lbs this week - WooHoo!

It is definantly Hot'Lanta today. Started out cool this morning, now it's hot! UGH! :(

05-02-2005, 11:49 PM
Kim, congrats on the weight loss! YEA! That is wonderful!
Do you live in Atlanta? I was there this past weekend visiting a high school friend! We went to the Sun Dial Rest. for dinner Friday night and then to Agathas murder mystery dinner theater Sat. Atlanta was a fun place to visit. We had a blast!

05-03-2005, 12:19 AM
No, I don't live in Atlanta - I used to live South of Atlanta, about 10 minutes from the airport - but now we live North, right on the SC border.

05-09-2005, 11:16 AM
Sorry I have been AWOL but dh was really sick all week and I get really nervous. He had a major heart attack 18 months ago so I really watch him like a hawk. He takes a lot of heart meds etc so most drugs he can't take including antibiotics and such. He is doing better. Finally got him into the dr on Thur and he had a virus (probably flu as he couldn't get a flu shot this year) and they just put him on an expectorant. He went to work this morning. Isn't top notch yet but better.

Hope everyone with kiddies had a nice Mother's Day. I am a huge I Love Lucy fan so my ds and dil got me a nice Lucy bag then my dd, gs and sil took me out to lunch yesterday to Olive Garden and my dgs, who is almost 5 made me two pictures and bought me an orchid plant. I have a basic "black thumb" so I hope I can keep it alive. I follow the directions exactly, but somehow all plants die in my hands. My dd and sil got me this cool solar light for the deck. It is a two ft tall light house. My back door opens into my living room and my living room is all beachy, boats, lighthouses, anchors, etc and painted blue so it is pretty cool. My naughty husband bought me a box of Dinstuhl's O2, I know you have probably had Dinstuhl's stuuf)chocolate covered strawberries. These things should say SIN in big letters on the outside. They take fresh strawberries, dip them in a white fondant, then triple coat them in chocolate! The longer they sit in a refrigerator, the juicier they get inside. He also bought me a dozen roses with another flower, I have no idea what is it. My roses are the prettiest blend. They are deep red centers and the outside of the petals are a delicate pink. I have never seen such a flower.

Today is clean the downstairs day and I am almost done. Had to take a breather before I tackle mopping downstairs bathroom, laundry room and kitchen. Everything else is done. I have a flat top stove and dear dh burned something onto it so it took me a while to scrub that off this morning. I use this Easy Off stuff for Ceran stove tops, but sometimes you still have to take a razor blade and take the stuff off. Who knows what he spilled on it, but it is all clean now! :lol:

Kim, YEAH to you for your loss. I am pretty much back to square one, but am working hard to get those lbs off. I only have 3 1/2 months until Vegas and need to be able to get into my vacation clothes!

Everybody have a good day!