Support Groups - Home of the Loozing Floozies......(#35)

05-11-2005, 08:56 AM

Hello :wave:

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

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

05-12-2005, 06:56 AM
Hope everyone is doing well. I got my hair cut last Saturday. It's back to being curly. The hairdresser cut off all the dead hair from the straightening iron that I had been using over the months. I swore to her that I wouldn't use it again, but I'm beginning to get sick of this curl and frizz already!

Did you see Idol last night? Vonzell is still there. They are having a huge party for here at Centennial Park on Friday and giving her the key to the city. This is so exciting for our small town!

Everyone have a great day and love to all of you!

05-12-2005, 07:46 AM
Sherry: Count me in. I too have gained quite a bit since last year and it is time to start eating healthy. I am going to try for one whole day of good food only!!!

Shelley: I want a new pic of that new hair cut!! I bet it looks great.

Gayle: How are you and your mom doing?

Dee: I am always amazed at how upbeat you are with all you have been through and are going through. Could you send a little of that my way. I have been so down in the dumps and so tired of hurting all the time. How do you do it??

Gotta run. I am heading to the ankle specialist today. Hoping for good news.

Love & Hugs

05-12-2005, 10:22 AM
It's nice to come here and see some postings.

Carol, mom is doing well, probably better then expected considering everything she went thru. She continues to have good days and bad, the good days are starting to out-weigh the bad days though. THANK GOODNESS! It is 10 weeks since she started us on this wonderful journey! She still has 11 weeks of cardio therapy, which they say will help gain strength back.

Ramona, how is everything going for the family? Prayers sent sweetie.

Shelley, I think the big V should win AI. Either V or Bo... if I get to choose! Are you going to the celebration????

Sher, I think you are making wise choices, honestly, dieting should not be about dieting, it should be about choosing a healthy lifestyle you can live with. Now, if only I would take my own advice!!! :-)

Dee, how is the weather there??? We went from freezing to burning all in the same week. We had tornado warnings last night in the area. In Kansas, just as soon as snow blizzards are no longer a threat, then tornado season starts!

Did all of you have a nice Mother's Day???

Hugs sent today for a wonderful day!

Love, Gayle

05-12-2005, 06:57 PM
Gayle: You are right about what you said to Sherry. She is doing it the right way. Now, if only I could take my own advice as well.

Here are some smart tips that might help all of us.

1. Add just one fruit or veggie serving daily. Get comfortable with that, then add an extra serving until you reach 8 to 10 a day.

2. Eat at least two servings of a fruit or veggie at every meal.

3. Resolve never to supersize your food portions--unless you want to supersize your clothes.

4. Make eating purposeful, not mindless. Whenever you put food in your mouth, peel it, unwrap it, plate it, and sit. Engage all of the senses in the pleasure of nourishing your body.

5. Start eating a big breakfast. It helps you eat fewer total calories throughout the day.

6. Make sure your plate is half veggies and/or fruit at both lunch and dinner.

7. Eating out? Halve it, and bag the rest. A typical restaurant entree has 1,000 to 2,000 calories, not even counting the bread, appetizer, beverage, and dessert.

8. When dining out, make it automatic: Order one dessert to share.

9. Use a salad plate instead of a dinner plate.

10. See what you eat. Plate your food instead of eating out of the jar or bag.

11. Eat the low-cal items on your plate first, then graduate. Start with salads, veggies, and broth soups, and eat meats and starches last. By the time you get to them, you'll be full enough to be content with smaller portions of the high-calorie choices.

12. Instead of whole milk, switch to 1 percent. If you drink one 8-oz glass a day, you'll lose 5 lb in a year.

13. Juice has as many calories, ounce for ounce, as soda. Set a limit of one 8-oz glass of fruit juice a day.

14. Get calories from foods you chew, not beverages. Have fresh fruit instead of fruit juice.

15. Keep a food journal. It really works wonders.

16. Follow the Chinese saying: "Eat until you are eight-tenths full."

17. Use mustard instead of mayo.

18. Eat more soup. The noncreamy ones are filling but low-cal.

19. Cut back on or cut out caloric drinks such as soda, sweet tea, lemonade, etc. People have lost weight by making just this one change. If you have a 20-oz bottle of Coca-Cola every day, switch to Diet Coke. You should lose 25 lb in a year.

20. Take your lunch to work.

21. Sit when you eat.

22. Dilute juice with water.

23. Have mostly veggies for lunch.

24. Eat at home.

25. Limit alcohol to weekends.

How Can I Eat More Veggies?

26. Have a V8 or tomato juice instead of a Diet Coke at 3 pm.

27. Doctor your veggies to make them delicious: Dribble maple syrup over carrots, and sprinkle chopped nuts on green beans.

28. Mix three different cans of beans and some diet Italian dressing. Eat this three-bean salad all week.

29. Don't forget that vegetable soup counts as a vegetable.

30. Rediscover the sweet potato.

31. Use prebagged baby spinach everywhere: as "lettuce" in sandwiches, heated in soups, wilted in hot pasta, and added to salads.

32. Spend the extra few dollars to buy vegetables that are already washed and cut up.

33. Really hate veggies? Relax. If you love fruits, eat plenty of them; they are just as healthy (especially colorful ones such as oranges, mangoes, and melons).

34. Keep seven bags of your favorite frozen vegetables on hand. Mix any combination, microwave, and top with your favorite low-fat dressing. Enjoy 3 to 4 cups a day. Makes a great quick dinner.

Mantra that will you Stick to My Diet

35. "The best portion of high-calorie foods is the smallest one. The best portion of vegetables is the largest one. Period."

36. "I'll ride the wave. My cravings will disappear after 10 minutes if I turn my attention elsewhere."

37. "I want to be around to see my grandchildren, so I can forgo a cookie now."

38. "I am a work in progress."

39. "It's more stressful to continue being fat than to stop overeating."

Mistakes that you could Be Making without Realizing It?

40. Skipping meals. Many healthy eaters "diet by day and binge by night."

41. Don't "graze" yourself fat. You can easily munch 600 calories of pretzels or cereal without realizing it.

42. Eating pasta like crazy. A serving of pasta is 1 cup, but some people routinely eat 4 cups.

43. Eating supersize bagels of 400 to 500 calories for snacks.

44. Ignoring "Serving Size" on the Nutrition Facts panel.

45. Snacking on bowls of nuts. Nuts are healthy but dense with calories. Put those bowls away, and use nuts as a garnish instead of a snack.

Hope some of these find their way into my WOL.

Hugs to all

05-13-2005, 08:52 AM
Hey, where is everyone. I finally get back to posting on a somewhat regular basis and no one is around. :lol:

Have a great day everybody!!


05-13-2005, 10:16 AM
Hi Carol! I'm here... just running between the two homes. Thank you for the helpful suggestions, I learned some things I would of never thought of doing on my own.

Rain and fog here today, how is the weather for the rest of you???

05-13-2005, 02:28 PM
Hi Everyone,

I am out here lurking still. I read all the posts. Monday is the day I am starting back on program. I also go back to the doctor for more blood work. I think if he could get my thyroid back under control I will have an easier time with the weight. I was sitting at the same weight for four weeks and not cheating, I got so discouraged with the scale that I gave up.

05-13-2005, 07:26 PM
I'm here. Just not feeling very well. I think I'm getting a UC flare-up. My stomach has been real yucky. I will be doing my running tomorrow though no matter what!

05-14-2005, 12:49 AM
Shelley, I hope your feeling better by the AM! Get a good nights sleep and maybe you'll feel like running.

05-14-2005, 03:53 PM
Hello everyone and thanks for all your kind words.
The last week has been a whirlwind of emotions and people in and out of my house. There was a funeral, with full military honors, for Blake Sunday in North Carolina and then we flew him home on Monday. The graveside service and burial were Wednesday in our family cemetery. The Army honor guard from Ft. Sill presented full military honors and even the Post Commander came to present the flag to Mary Anne. It is a six hour drive from Ft. Sill, so we were certainly honored. Our minister and my dad spoke at the ceremony and it was very moving.
I'm very worried about Rick. He was totally devestated. He and Blake were born 11 months apart, so they were more like twins. The other two brothers are having a very difficult time also. Rick left this morning to go and stay with Ben for a week. I'm hoping that it will help him to be with his son. I've basically just zoned out in front of the TV all day. I'm so tired and now that Rick isn't here to see me, I can have my time to grieve.
I wanted to tell you something very eerie that happened. The boys' uncle forwarded an email to us that Blake wrote on the day before he was killed. The entire email was about how he wished he could come home to stay, about how he misses the old home place (which is where the cemetery is) and how he wished he and Mary Anne could come and sit on that beautiful hillside for the rest of their lives. Well, now he is there. After we read the email, we were talking about how we would like to buy some concrete benches to put underneath the trees and sit and listen to the birds sing. Not a minute later the phone rang and a friend of ours wanted to know if we would like to have the concrete benches from in front of the McDonalds that is being torn down. The whole thing just sent chills down my spine. Kind of like what happened with the picture of Gayle's friend.
I had to make all the arrangements locally and for the memorial handout I picked the Diamond Rio song "I believe". If you aren't familiar with it, you should look up the lyrics. The first line reads "everynow and then, soft as breath upon my skin, I fell you come back again..." After the 21 gun salute, I was reading it as the honor guard was folding the flag and all of a sudden a beautiful breeze began to blow and the birds broke out into song as if on cue.
Well, I've babbled enough. I've got to try and get some things done and get some thank you notes written. I've also got to go to the funeral home. This past Saturday, a friend and co-worker of mine was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. I just can't go to the funeral, so I'm going by to sign the book.
I love you all and hopefully tomorrow I'll have a clear enough head to read all the posts and address each of you. Take care everyone.

05-14-2005, 07:32 PM
Ramona- :grouphug: The benches are such a wonderful idea and a very beautiful gesture on McDonald's part. :angel:

05-15-2005, 08:51 AM

I know the Lord works in mysteries ways and that has been proven to you in several ways. It gives me chills and makes me feel good at the same time. I know a time like this is very difficult but you are striving to look for all the good signs God is sending your way. Hang in there. We love you.

Love and big hugs.

05-15-2005, 04:16 PM
I totally agree there is a presence around if people open up to it. They say if one really watches, there are all types of things that happen around us but most peaple just are too busy to notice. It's funny you mentioned the funeral Ramona. The day of Nancy's funeral, it was dark and dreary all day through even to the cemetary. As the minister mentioned her baby now being back home with his mom a bright ray of light peeked from the clouds and we had a minute or two of sunlight. I decided to not even mention it, but as we drove away Steve asked me if I noticed. I truly believe our loved ones continue to watch us and guide us throughout our lifetime. The benches sound like a wonderful idea, if Rick can help in anyway, maybe that will help ease his pain.

I hope everyone is ok, Shelley are you feeling better??? Carol & Janice, good luck with the doctor visit, keep us updated. Dee, are you feeling better too???? Sherry, how is Wayne?

I tried the mandarin chicken salad from Wendy's, it's yummy! ALTHOUGH, you will probably want to skip the sesame dressing (250 cals) and fried noodles that comes with it! I had the salad and used the small package of sliced almonds, I then used my light Raspberry vinigrette from home, it was a really good salad and something different. I'm down a few more pounds this week! If I can just keep the stress under control and stay in the right mindset.

05-16-2005, 03:00 PM
Mom had fluid buildup on her lungs again today when they did a chest x-ray. I am to take her in later today for another fluid tap. Hopefully this won't be an on-going problem.

WHERE the HECK is EVERYONE????????????? :-)

05-16-2005, 07:07 PM
Gayle-I hope this doesn't become an on going problem.

Everyone must be very busy. Nothing going on here or the exercise board! I need company over there. Has anyone walked or done something but not posted??

05-16-2005, 08:43 PM
Hello :wave:

Shelley...I'm here! I just had a very busy weekend. Yard work,cleaning house & laundry. GO LOOK AT THE EXERCISE THREAD!!!!!!!! :ebike:

Wayne is still sick.Even though he's back at work.This Pneumonia just doesn't want to clear up.Now he can't hardly talk. Still on his meds so hopefully he'll get over this soon.

Ramona...I got chills when I read your post.I agree, there are signs all around us and we don't even realize it. Has hubby got home yet? Are you ok?

Gayle....I'm saying prayers for your Mom. Bless her heart. Give her a big hug from me and take care of yourself too. Love ya!

Dee....Are you ok?

Carol....Still making good food choices? I LOVED the diet tips! Now if they will just sink in!!!! :D

I went for my mamogram after work today. I hate putting these big ole boobs on that little table and then being SQUEEZED!!! :yikes:

Have a great evening!! :cofdate:

05-17-2005, 12:27 AM
Sherry, I hope Wayne gets better soon. How is Drew doing? is he ready for the summer out of school?

Shelley, I'm Ms. guilty here, I've been so busy I never posted on the exercise thread. I walked a few more hours then what is posted, must be paying off, I'm down a few pounds. I wish I could stay as motivated with my dieting and exercise as you do.

They drained 700 cc of fluid from moms lungs today. This is her third tap and I'm not sure how many more she will be able to sit through. Each time seems to hurt her worse. The doctors still seem to think eventually the fluid will stop building up, I hope they are right, for moms sake. She is staying in good spirits, hopefully this time won't set her back like the last time.

I'm staying OP, can you believe it??? LOL!!! Actually it isn't hard at all when I don't have the free time to munch. I'm counting calories and making wise food choices. Tomorrow I have yards to mow, so I should do ok staying OP.

05-17-2005, 06:51 AM
Okay, ladies. I am going over to check the exercise thread. Remember, every little bit helps!!

Sherry-I feel your pain about your mammo!!

05-17-2005, 05:40 PM
Got the news today--I'm moving HOME!!


05-17-2005, 06:05 PM
Sorry I haven't been around. My back was really bad this last week but yesterday it started to improve.

Gayle glad to hear that your mom is in good spirits dispite all of her problems. I am praying that this will be her last tap. That was a lot of fluid that they drained. WTG for staying on program. I am so proud of you.

Sherry thanks for asking how I am. Like I said it was a rough week but I am getting better. How long has Wayne been sick? Pneumonia takes so much out of you.

Ramona I believe that we can feel the presense off our love ones once they have past. The benches sound like a good idea.

Carol your diet tips are great encouragers. I printed them out. Thanks. My spirits are not always up when I am in pain but I know that I will have to live with it so I make the most of it.

Shelley sorry for deserting you on the exercise thread. I was walking but just not posting. You are doing great.

Well I got to get going. Have a nice evening.

05-17-2005, 08:35 PM
Cheryl-That's great! When is the move?

05-17-2005, 11:28 PM
CONGRATULATIONS CHERYL!!! Let us know all the details.

Gayle, I sure hope this is the last time your mother has to go through this. Bless her heart...and yours too!

Sherry, I hope Wayne is better soon. Take care of yourself also!

Shelley, I haven't posted but believe it or not, I have actually been exercising! Not a lot, but I guess slow and steady wins the race.

Dee, I'm sorry your back has been hurting worse. I sure hope they can find an answer to your problems soon.

Well, my dad made it official today. He is getting married July 1st. I can't say I'm really shocked, I knew deep down inside that it was coming. And if that is what makes him happy, then I'll be supportive. The hard part is that he wants me to start going through the house and moving my mother's things out. He told me to take all of it if I wanted, but she had ornately elaborate Victorian antiques that just wouldn't fit in to our house or our lifestyle. I guess I'll try to find a reputable dealer to help me move them. He hasn't given Jane the ring yet, but he showed it to me tonight. It is an exquisite 4 Carat solitaire. I better sign off now before I fall asleep at the keyboard! Good night everyone.

05-18-2005, 06:47 AM
Ramona-I know this marriage has got to be very tough on you. Good luck on selling your mom's stuff. Would anything fit into anybody else in the family's houses?

05-18-2005, 10:44 AM
Ramona, sweetie, I just needed to post to you before I go to mom's house today. You know, it never matters if we are 5 years old or 50 years old, it bothers us to see a parent with another person other then our other parent. I know mom went out to eat a few times with a man she knew from school, a very nice man, but not my father. Thank goodness it never went any further then a few meals. Not to say if it would of, I would of "sucked it up" and respected mom for her decision. I know you want the very best for your dad, but I also know this bothers you a great deal to know some other woman will now be living in your mothers home and will now be with your father. Know you can send me an email whenever you feel the need to talk. About your moms things... do you have a local museum which may be interested in some of the pieces of furniture??? You could always go to the museum and have access to seeing the pieces your mom loved dearly and it would also be sharing with the public a very special part of your mother. I'm thinking of donating dad's military uniform to one of our museums. Sending you special hugs today!

Cheryl, I know your jumping for joy!!!!!!!! Will this be in the same town as Stewart????

Shelley, are you feeling better???? Do you think Von is going to win AI? I watched last night and it seemed like she was very nervous. I have a feeling Bo may be the winner. BTW: My mother wanted me to say thank you to your father for saying a prayer for her during her illness, she told several people that "Gayle had a special friend who's father was praying for her". It meant so much to her to have someone she does not know personally, care.

Dee, sorry honey your still in so much pain. Maybe you should consider coming back here to the states and seeing a specialist???? Did Dez make it back for the summer??? I think of you often, sorry I haven't been around and posting like I should.

Carol, how is your father today? How is your mother holding up since he went into the nursing home? Prayers continue to be sent your way.

Sher, I hope everyone at your house is starting to feel better!!!! I checked out the exercise board, GREAT JOB!!! It's been a very rough year on you with all kinds of changes and family health problems, I pray things settle down for you soon. SMOOCHES!

To all the other Floozies, I miss seeing your messages and hope you can take a minute to check in.

Love to all my Floozie friends!

05-19-2005, 11:35 AM
Cheryl I am so happy for you that you are moving. When is the move happenning? I am sure hubby is happy about it.

Ramona I know that your Dad remarrying must be tough. It doesn't mean that he loves your mom any less. He probably is use to living with someone and is just to lonely to be by himself. Bless your heart for wanting what makes your Dad happy.

Got to go my friend just called and I have to meet her for our walk.

05-20-2005, 11:18 AM
Hey all.

I think I told y'all here, but didn't go into much detail, that I had filed a complaint against my Manager. To settle the complaint, the Agency is transferring me to a different county. The county that they are sending me to just happens to be HOME. I'll actually be living with Stewart--who lives about 12 miles from the office.

I'm having mixed emotions about the move. I'll miss everyone I've been working with down here for the last year and a half (almost everyone), but up there I'll have my own office and, hopefully, will be left alone to do my job.

Stewart is expecting me to have his supper on the table every night and to be a "good little wife," but I told him last night (after he let me know this) that I won't be home every night, so he'd better get that idea out of his head pretty quick!! I'm already making plans to go back to school to finish my Master's Degree. I'm also going to join a bowling league (man, I've MISSED bowling!!). He'll just have to cope!

I'm not "excited" about the move, because, well, it's a MOVE. I hate moving. Ich. As a part of the deal, the government is not paying any of my moving expenses this time (they helped me move to South AR), so I have to figure out what's gonna happen to my mobile home. Do I want to sell it? Do I want to try to find a lot and rent it out? Find a site on "the lake" and park it there? (yes!! But Stewart's not interested in that option!) Plus, we're now consolidating two houses full of furniture into one home. Ugh, ugh, ugh. It's just not fun!

Anyway, I just wanted to fill in, since I haven't posted in a long time!


05-20-2005, 10:02 PM
Cheryl moving in with someone is always a huge adjustment. It is a good thing that you talked to Steward about expectations. You have some big decisions to make about your mobile home. Sorry I don't know what advise to give you. Maybe you could hang on to it and rent it out.

05-21-2005, 11:02 AM
HI all.

I am here at work and had a few minutes so I thought I was post.


I am so glad your mother is much better. My dad did not go to a nursing home. We are taking care of him at home. We have an Aid that comes in the mornings through the week. Most of the time my one sister and I take turns spending the night with Mom to help out through the night since Dad is bedridden. The weekends can vary, but most of the time it is again my one sister and I. You would think with 5 girls and 1 boy there would be plenty of help, but alas, 2 live out of state and 1 drives truck for long hauls. Anyway we are managing. Dad has his good days and his bad days. We take them one day at a time. I have been at Mom & Dad's this week since Wednesday. The other sister that helps came down with a bad case of strep so she can't be around Mom or Dad for a few days. Some days it is hard to get through the day at work when I have been up most of the night with Dad, but I am surviving. I am just glad to have every precious second with him that I can.

Mom goes back to the Doctor next week. She had tests run this Wednesday and we get the results back next Wednesday. It will be a telling factor about how her cancer is doing. We are all quite nervous and worried. Mom is doing great though. She gets tired, but we help out as much as possible to alleviate the workload. I am sure you understand how these things work being a hospice worker yourself. :thanks:

I appreciate all your prayers for my Dad and Mom.

05-21-2005, 11:13 AM
I have been wanting to post a pic of me and my 2 new grandbabies so I will give it a try.

Vegan Vixen
05-21-2005, 11:28 AM
Hello Floozies! :) I am new and wanna be a floozie too! I am working a Women's Wellness Fair today and will be conducting a session on "Natural Skin Care" as well as providing massage and teaching a Yoga class! There will be mammograms offered for free or low-cost and I am thinking I might have one...I haven't ever but I have a sister who had to have a lumpectomy so I think I should go ahead and do it! I intend to get some gym time in later today and since I'll be busy with the fair stuff from 8am-5 pm, healthy eating will be a challenge! I guess I'll have oatmeal and ricemilk for breakfast. I'll bring some fruit, nuts and carrots and fill up on water to get me through the rest of the day until dinner!

05-21-2005, 11:55 AM
Carol-You and your babies are gorgeous! Are they twins? You are looking great. I am still praying for your parents.

I think Mike's going to be mad at me. I was going to attempt to do some weedeating after my run today and the winder thing came off. I tried to put it back on and when it started running, the whole thing unwound. I wonder if it can be rewound or if I have to get another one? Guess I am just not a yard person!

05-21-2005, 02:39 PM
Shelley Larry said that if you have a cartridge that you can weave the wire through back and forth then weave it through every third spoke. That way it will keep feeding the wire through.

Fat Vegan welcome to the Foozies. We have a great bunch of lovely ladies here. The wellness fair that you are going to today sound like a good time. I highly suggest that you have the mammogram. Better to be safe than sorry. Your bio looks very interseting. I think that you could teach us a thing or too.

Carol what darlings you have for granbabies. How long ago was the picture taken? How old are they now and is that your only grandbabies?

Well it is rainning cats and dogs here and will continue til monday. It is a long weekend for us. Yesterday was hot and sunny but it was just a teaser. That was our first hot day.

Well better get going got lots of things to do today. Hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.

05-21-2005, 02:58 PM
Dee: The grandbabies are not twins. The redhead on the right (Alexis) was born in January to my youngest son. The one of the left (Karli) is my daughter's born in March. I just love to spoil them. The picture was just taken the end of April, so it is pretty current.

I have a total of 16 grandkids. Can you believe! The range in age from 14 to 2 months. Their names are: Summer, Destiny, Lena, Avery, Cara, Jessielynn, Andrew, Ciara, Jonathan, Joseph, Autumn, Logan, Karli, Allison, McKayla and Alexis. I love them all to pieces!

Shelley: I think you deserve kudos for just trying to do the yardwork. I hate weedeating. I leave that to Kevin to do. Thanks for the compliment about me too although I have gained back 30 lbs since I went to the Bahamas 1 1/2 years ago. Now why did I do that.... I worked so hard to lose (lost 55) before the vacation then I turn around and let myself go... sigh*** Back to the drawing board as they say.

FatVegan: Welcome. This is a wonderful group of ladies. You couldn't ask for better friends!!

05-21-2005, 03:32 PM
Carol: GREAT PICTURE! Three sweet little dolls!!! You look so much younger then the picture posted in our photo thread. I can't believe you have 16 grandkids! At what age were you first a grandmother??? I understand the helping out part with the parents... 5 kids and I am the only one around full time. In fact, I wanted to go the end of June with Steve on his business trip I usually attend with him, but I don't think I will be able to... the one brother that COULD help will be harvesting...

Fat Vegan: WELCOME! WELCOME!!! I am interested in holistic health, I think the medical profession takes WAY to much of our money and often the medication is not actually needed that the physicians prescribe. We have a few girls here with pain, maybe you can suggest a natural therapy for them to try??

Shelley: Are you ready for my advice regarding the weedeater???? Place it quickly back in the shed, step back from it and run like ****. Play stupid when Mike finds it... maybe the cat was playing with it? A small isolated hurricane went through?? A ghost decided to help with the yardwork??? Who knows???? LOL!

I continue to stay OP and I am remembering to journal each & every day.... I am not putting in as long as I would like on my walking, but it is a start and even if I'm not marathon material, I am still doing something.

I hope all my Floozie friends are having a great weekend!!

Love, Gayle

05-21-2005, 05:43 PM
Gayle-You crack me up!! Sounds like the right thing to do, though!

Welcome, FatVegan! I hope your seminar goes well. I just had a lumpectumy a couple of months ago (everything was okay.) I suggest everyone getting a mammogram and don't put it off for 1 minute. You never know what might be happening. I have always been interested in vegetarianism. What do you eat in a typical day?

Dee-I hope your weather gets better. Ours has been hot and humid.

05-23-2005, 10:23 AM
I'm down a couple more pounds!!!!

Tried a yummy sugar free/ fat free one from Jello last night called cheesecake. Tasted more like a rich vanilla instead of the cheescake to me, but still very good, not the after taste like some of the flavors.

05-23-2005, 06:40 PM
Gayle-I love that cheesecake pudding. I like to mix it with yogurt. I can't eat the stuff very often though because of my stomach. Sometimes the ff/sf puddings mess me up and send me to the bathroom all night long.

Vegan Vixen
05-23-2005, 07:19 PM
Thanks for the welcome everyone ! :D I love it here!

Gayle: I am glad you have an interest in Holistic Health! There are quite a few natural pain remedies, depending on the cause...I will always sggest someone check with their Doctor first and then offer many different natural approaches and therapies that can be done at home! If you can think of anyone directly, ask them to PM me and I'd be happy to assist.

ShelleyM: So GLAD you took care of your health and glad there were no issues with the lumpectomy! :cool:

I have had a great day today- went to the gym this morning and will be going back to take my daughter to her kids fitness class and will get a *second* workout in myself today! ;)

05-23-2005, 11:48 PM
Fat Vegan: At the rate your going, we will need to call you Skinny Vegan soon! Carol & Dee from this group suffer terribly from pain, hopefully they may PM you and you may have a few helpful suggestions for them. My daughter has seasonal allergies and ashma, we use Claritin but I have been trying to find a more natural approach, any suggestions?? How old is your daughter???

Shelley, I read just a few minutes ago about taking the BB light 85 yogurt and freezing it, some of the others seem to think it is similar to ice cream. I wanted to try it out but Steve had the last yogurt today. I never heard of mixing yogurt & pudding, sounds good! I mixed a broken up low fat granola bar in my yogurt the other day, it was super good!

05-24-2005, 06:48 AM
Gayle-I forgot to congratulate you on the weight loss! Good job! I just cancelled my WW online. I'm going to see if my weight creeps up. If it does, I'll rejoin. I know that I really need to journal, but I just want to see what happens. If I go over 130 again, I'll be rejoining. Sometimes they email bargains to get you back online. My last day is 5/27. I will still have to WI tomorrow, and I know I'll show a weight gain, because last week I was down 2 lbs. Right now my weight is fluctuating a lot because of my flare-up of UC.

Fat Vegan-What are your suggestions for ulcerative colitis? I have tried probiotics before and they don't do anything for me. The only thing that positively works for me is a few months of prednisone, and I HATE the stuff. That's why I wait until I can't stand it anymore before I go to my GI. I am on Colazol for sustaining remission. Right now I have upped the dosage myself to see if it will help. The only good thing about my flareup is that it helps with weight loss! The last time I had a huge one, I got down to 123. Right now my weight is at 126-129, which is lower than the beginning weight of my last flare. Maybe this time I'll hit 120!! :)

05-24-2005, 06:02 PM

Please Go To #36.............A New Thread Has Been Started!!!! :D