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05-13-2005, 10:19 PM
G'day everyone,

Saturday morning and I have a million and one things that I should be doing but instead I will do the important thing first and start a new thread :D
I am pretty hopeless when I am on my own, I tend not to do anything in any order.
Our new 'whiz-bang' computer was sent back to where it came from whilst we are in Adelaide. DH has now picked it up and he tells me it is working a treat and that there was a problem with the RAM which has now been fixed :) Hopefully I will start using it when I get back to Sydney.

Glenda please 'ramble' on any time you like, you are usually right on the money. I never heard of the saying but I think you are right about daughters and sons. I hope you had a nice time with your friends this weekend, sounds good.

Ann Gaylord Palms sounds like the place everyone should experience at least once. How very posh.

Lovely to 'see' you Trudy, haven't seen you post for a bit.
I am with you, 8 times a week vigorous excercise is all a bit too much for me. I did see that particular show and I think good for you Oprah but it all seems too extreme for me. I have to say that she has been looking fantastic.

Lily all seems a bit odd the email problems you are having. My virus scanner has stopped a couple of virus's on my computer this week and I have hardly been on the net :dizzy: I have done all the scans etc. etc. and all seems to be well. DH had the same problem with his work computer, it is unusal for him as he uses his work network which seems to have heaps of firewalls to prevent this sort of thing to happen.
Good luck with rectifying your problems.

Slavika I have not been able to open quite a few of the attachments you have sent with emails. I know the reason is that I am accessing my emails remotely, I should be back to normal next week.
Hope your dh's progress is going according to plan.

Hi to Karen, Peggy, Gloria, BJ3 This is always a tricky thing to do, I hope I did not forget anyone.

Have a great weekend all,


Karen L
05-14-2005, 08:43 AM
Slavika, I finally remembered :dizzy: to check my other Email so I finally did see the picture if DIL and The princess. Your right they are beautiful. :) When did you say they would be in Florida? Or did you? It would be great fun to be a dancer :dance: :cb: I think.

Maria, Sons and daughters can be so different. You wouldn't think they were raised by the same person. Although I have to admit my youngest son or the Good Son as he calls himself :lol: never forgets to say thank you and is always after the kids to do the same. Same with his wife. They are keepers I think. :love:

Yesterday was the first day in a week that I did not get a migraine :) . I wonder if it could have been hormones? :?: Guess I need to keep track better . Thank goodness for Imitrex.

I made a loaf of Lemon Bread yesterday. :T Mmmmmmm.This was first time I made it. I replaced the sugar with splenda and it tasted just fine.

Need to color my hair today and I also need a hair cut. The color I will do not the cut.

I'm going to get one more cup of coffee :coffee: before I dig in for the day. I have 3 projects going right now , I've got the sleeves to finish on a baby sweater I started a baby afghan yesterday and have a box I'm painting for my Mom. Don't think I'll get anything done but it is good to be busy doing things I like Right!


05-14-2005, 11:22 AM
Another rainy weekend....this makes 4 in a row. Well, since I can't work outside I guess I will just play on the computer. :)

The daughter and sons debate is so true. However, in my case, 3 daughters and 1 son I find that they are all very different from each other. Even the 3 girls are nothing alike, One is calm and quiet, another very strong and outgoing and the third is both strong and scatterbrained. DS is unlike anyone in the family. He is his own person and does things quite differently. An example many years ago he sent his, then 18 yr old, sister a birthday gift....RED HIGH TOP SNEAKERS, a big hit, not. One year I got a CD of "Ultra-Lounge" songs, it had a leopard suede cover. I also think, because he is so far away, NC, that our relationship is different. The girls, even though they are close by, we try not to interfere in their everyday life. I am one who believes that once the kids are grown, married etc. they can live their own lives and, although we are here if they need us and we do babysit alot, they know we give them their space.

Maria: Glad the computer difficulties have been solved. Now when you are not doing remote you should be all set.

Ann: Gaylord Palms....how elegant!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


05-14-2005, 01:20 PM
Maria: Its free Internet email address. Its thier problem I can login but then it times out. I just need to look for a new one. Hopefully Tomorrow.

Gloria: Its been raining alot here to. I dont think we will have Spring or Summer for that Matter.

Karen: All your crafts sound so cute. That Painted box your mom will love!

Its a decent day here for a change so we are headed out for a drive and lunch. Gonna be a relax day for a change!

05-14-2005, 08:31 PM
:cheers: Hi Everybody :)
I read all the posts on the last thread but of course now I forget who said what :?:
KAREN......I get migraine headaches too and use Imitrex. I was doing really well for the last month but last night I had to take a pill and again just a short while ago. Miserable suckers aren't they? I have kept journals over the years as to what I ate, my stress level, weather, etc. and I still don't have any idea why I get them. I sure am thankful that we have a drug like Imitrex now. The dance team will be in Florida July 20 - 22nd. Son and grandson are also going to fly out to see them and they are trying to talk us into going as well, if DH isn't having some sort of treatment then. We'll see. My family will stay a couple of extra days so that the kids can see a little of Disneyworld again. :)
We sure don't have a very nice day today.....in fact tonight the temperature will be only 3 above. I have a cough that is driving me crazy. I think I have had it for 3 months now, so it is DH turn to get after me to see the doctor. It was just a little tickle in my throat now and again, but now when I start to cough, I feel like I am never going to stop.
I will call my doctor, but I am not sure what he can do for me. I don't have fever or anything like that and I already have a prescription for Flonase. Everytime I go to complain to somebody about my cough they say, "ohhh I knowwww"
because they have it too. hee hee :lol:
Our visit to the radiation/oncologist, Dr. Doom and Gloom yesterday went very well. He said that DH is doing well and that he is strong and not in any pain and he is hopeful that his cancer will go into remission. He said that we likely will not see him again unless something comes up in the future where DH oncologist's might want him too. On Tuesday DH will have the bone marrow biopsy (and that will be sent to the Mayo Clinic for analysis) and the following Tuesday we will see the oncologist in charge of the Bone Marrow Transplants and find out what his plan is for DH. We understand he may need a 4th session of chemo but we
don't know for sure yet.
GLORIA.......on the son and daughter debate, we were very lucky that our son chose such a sweet gal. We first met her when she was only 15 years old, with legs that started at her arm pits and at that time she was very much into competitive dance.....and very good at it. Last Thursday was their 15th Wedding Anniversary. We love her like she was our very own.
GLENDA.....I hope you had a great weekend with your friends. It strange, I can talk to TRUDY every day, email her 5 times a day, and still have plenty to talk about when I see her. :blah:
MARIA....I have sent you a picture in the mail to see if you can send it to the gals for me or send it to me and I'll send it to them. It's not that great because it's one I scanned.
LILY......I hope you soon get your email situation fixed up and I took your old addy out of my address book. Drop by when you can, because I would miss you. :)
Hi BJ and Ann. Ann I loved all those silly names. I wonder who came up with them. Well gals I will say good bye for now. Love Poopsi Gizzard Squirt. :dizzy: :D

05-15-2005, 03:58 AM

05-15-2005, 09:36 PM
G'day all,

It is a holiday Monday here in South Australia, dh is in Sydney and misses out on it :(
The last few days we have turned just about EVERYTHING up side down, both our passports are missing :( :mad:
I know we can be a bit forgetful but we always are very careful with our passports. We cannot understand it and now have to apply for new passports and all the rigmerole that goes along with that :mad:

Little Matilda has not been the perfect baby the last few days....both son and his wife are very tired. Hopefully they will spend this holiday monday quitely and catch up on some sleep but knowing them that is probably an impossibility for them. As d-i-l is not allowed to go for runs yet, they thought they would go for a long walk with their very fancy pram.
It is very hard to keep my mouth zipped, Matilda is carted here there and everywhere, perhaps I am oldfashioned but I think babies like a bit of a routine...like sleep in their own bed etc.

Slavika good to hear your 'dr. gloom and doom' was pleased with your dh's progress. The holiday in Maui is looking good if he continues like this.
On the son/daughter thing, we have known our d-i-l since she was about 12, she lived around the corner and was friends with our dd.
She is a lovely girl but very focused on her sport and that is what I cannot relate to. I guess that is what it takes to be successful and achieve playing at the highest level :dizzy:
It was a lovely photo of your d-i-l and all the lil' ones.
It would be good if you and your dh could travel to Florida to attend the concert.
Your weather sounds sooooo cold! We are just about starting winter and we still have incredibly warm days, I have had the heater on once!
My bulbs are coming up, they must think it is spring. :lol:
The drought is becoming very serious almost throughout Australia, we just have not had rain :(

Gloria you son sounds interesting, not sure what 'ultra lounge' songs are but the leapard skin cd cover gives me a bit of a clue ;)
I guess the bottom line is that you want your children to be happy. Thank goodness both my children are very happy :)

Karen I don't get migraines, they must be awful to have. I was on the 'Pill' for a very long time and did get really bad headaches, once I stopped with the pill, I have not had them since other then the occasional one after a bit too much red wine the night before ;)
Maybe it is hormone related. I have incredible allergies and like Slavika I have journaled to see if there is some sort of pattern as to why it so much worse than other times. There is NO pattern :mad: and I think I just have to put up with it.

I must be off and start getting my stuff together for my trip back to Sydney on Saturday....


05-16-2005, 12:38 PM
Crusty Applenose here, just wanted you all to know about my fabulous weekend. My two friends came up Friday afternoon and left Sunday afternooon. I was ready for them to leave because we were all so exhausted from LAUGHING! We ate out and had Margaritas which helped a bit, but we just sat at my kitchen table and talked and talked and laughed and laughed. We went shopping and walking across the parking lot, I thought one restaurant was going to keep us from coming in because we were laughing so hard. These are the only people in the world I have this much fun with. We all decided we made great choices in mates because they take such good care of us. You know, when you have known someone's mother, family, boyfriends, teachers, enemies, husbands, children, etc forever, you share such a history. These are two people we can just be ourselves with, absolutely no pretense at all. Anyway, just had a lovely weekend, but again ate so much I do not feel well at all today. Today is the first day of a new life for me! Vegetables and water added! Chocolate cake deleted!

05-17-2005, 09:07 PM
Glenda: Sounds like a wonderful time. Now I don't have any really close friends nearby, so have made new ones here in the park and we do have a great time. There are 6 of us that go our to lunch once a month. We refer to it as the 'ladies monthly' and we are usually quite rowdy, but so far no one has kicked us out of the restaurants. We go to a different one each month, and then start the list over again.

Slavika: So glad to hear that Dr. Doom and Gloom was not so gloomy this time. You both must feel very encouraged. I pray that the bone marrow test will show, that something can be done along those lines with a transplant. have you all been tested to be a compatible donor, or is it to soon to do that?

Maria: I always have to remind myself that we have just opposite seasons. Your winter - our summer. Finally our weather has warmed up and today I went to the pool. The first time since before I had my surgery. It was such a cold winter, and I just wasn't motivated.

I had two DD's and the one has a lovely spouse. The youngest one divorced her spouse the louse. So she didn't make such a good choice. Of course, now he has done an about face, and that is a bit frustrating to DD. Asking, why couldn't he have done that when they were married.

Yesterday DH had his iron infusion, still has 2 more to go and then the evaluation to see if things are holding steady. Sure hope so. I know he really doesn't want to do this for the rest of his life, but there is that possibility. Then we went to Sam's Club and spent a bit more than I had planned. I guess that is what always happens when you go to place like that or Costco. Since we don't go that often.

Well- Thursday 3 of us are going back to WW. I know it is going to be a shock for sure. But it has to be done.

Hi everyone- Trudy, Karen, Peggy, Gloria, BJ3

'See' you. Flippy Apple biscuits other wise known as Ann

P.S. I don't know who thought of the goofy names, but I have had a lot of great laughs from them

Karen L
05-19-2005, 08:37 AM
Everyone must be busy and I'm the only one who has to stay home. Is that why no ones been around this week?

Here it is Thursday and I wonder where the week has gone. I've said this before but time sure does go by fast after you retire. :?: I've considered getting a job to see if maybe time will slow down.

My Dad has the last of his chemo for this go round today. I know that he did get a little weak in the knees last week. But no real sick, sick. Then he is off for 3 weeks and starts again. in the mean time he will see his doctor and get the blood test to see if the chemo has began to do its job.

Have to go find a new harness for Sprout. The one we have now is a pain where a pill can't reach! :mad: That is the mission for the day. This one, has one strap that is not attached and when we are getting him ready to go out he gets so excited that it makes it very hard to snap him in.

Hope everyone is having a great time. And your weather is great. See you later.

05-19-2005, 11:47 AM
Karen, "A pain where a pill can't reach." I have never heard that, but I will remember it. I have the opportunity to use that saying very often unfortunately. Enjoy your days without a job. Believe me, with or without, time is going fast. So, we are the only ones who are having time to post this week. I am here at work and there is not much to do. When you work for a university, and school is out and summer is starting, there just is not much to do, but try to "look" busy. I hate that. But who wants to take vacation when it is easy at work????

Ann, I know it is best to make that step back to WW. I know it, but I haven't been back for awhile. After my crazy weekend with my girls, I have not wanted to eat anything, have been a little sick. I have heard from them and they both said they are trainwrecks, but just getting better. We aren't used to that much eating, laughing and drinking. Anyway, I am on WW, very, very strictly. It isn't hard now. I have done this so often, but the real hunger hasn't started yet. Then I will need the support of WW. Has your DD ever thought about reconciling with her spouse now that he is nice? Just wondering...

Hello to the rest of you. Maria and Peggy, are you enjoying being new grandmas so much you don't have time to post?

05-19-2005, 04:08 PM
Well we did it and went back to WW. The new flex-points is interesting. I had to buy a new book for points as my old one was falling apart. It is very different, and in studying it, find some changes in points values. I promised myself that I wouldn't obsess with the program, just follow it to the best of my ability. I think I will do the points, as I think I might just eat too much on the Core. It is so similar to South Beach Phase 2 and I know it bacame a problem for me. I guess the problem is what is 'eat until you are satisfied'. What is 'satisfied?' Our meeting is early, so we went for a very sensible breakfast afterwards. So I'll let you know how I am succeeding.

Glenda: My DD may have thought of it, but now he has a ladyfriend, so right now that is not an option. I think she is pretty much satisfied with her life now, except she would like to find a life partner to grow old with. And it is hard when you don't want to frequent bars, etc, and right now she is not going to church. I keep telling her she might meet someone there. but she is not ready for that.

Karen: Sprout must be filling out some too, so a new harness would be in order. We couldn't keep a harness on our Cuddles, so we used a collar and leash. She could wiggle out of them like a contortionist. Of course she wasn't started with one as a puppy. She was 1 year old when we got her. Still miss her.:cry:

We have been doing a Bible study, and the lesson for this week is on Self Control. It couldn't have come at a better time for me. :D: I know that is so much a part of any food plan.

I don't know if any of you have a problem with spam in your email, but I downloaded a free spam blocker, and it is doing a great job. I just had to learn to go to a bulk mail folder to get the newsletters I subscribe to. If any of you are interested, I will email you the address.

Tonight is choir practice. It gets so discouraging, since we should have a large number of people, according to the size of our church, but people just don't want to commit to a weekly practice. I think we will take the summer off and then start again. So after July 4th, we'll have a little vacation.

Hi everyone Slavika, Trudy, Peggy, Maria, Gloria, BJ3. Hope everyone is doing well. 'See' you tomorrow, I think. Zippy Ann

05-19-2005, 08:29 PM
I am not saying good-bye forever, just for 5 days :lol: . We are going on a little trip to the USA tomorrow. It is our Victoria Day long weekend and my DH hates to be at home for this one. We are going into North Dakota and Minnesota, the usual shopping and casino trip we periodically do. I am not in the mood for this little jaunt as I haven't been feeling well for some time now. I have come by to read, but when I am feeling rotten it is hard to sit here and write. My DH has informed me that it will do me good and I will feel much better if we get away. We shall see about that. My doctor thinks that it isn't only GERD giving me grief, perhaps I have ulcers or stones or who know what. I see a specialist in June. He is away right now so when he comes back his recptionist is finding me a spot. I could have had an appointment with another Gastroentrologist, but he has seen me before and I didn't want to start up with another doctor... so I wait. In the meantime I have some Nexium. I have lost weight and, believe it or not, I am struggling not to lose anymore. When you are sick, you lose muscle and get so boney.

GREAT NEWS...... my DD is expecting another baby. We have been over the moon since we found out on Monday. This is really something to look forward to. Our little :angel: said she wants a brother and a sister. :lol: Last week she was pretending she was a puppy. She would clench a ball in her mouth and crawl around the floor. Mommy explained to her that she is a person not a puppy.... so now, when anyone talks to her, she tells them that she is a person, and mommy and daddy and grandma & grandpa persons too...and only Jessie is a puppy. :lol: she always makes me smile.

Well, I must go put some things in a suitcase. Have a nice weekend everyone, I will see you next week.... bye bye..

05-19-2005, 08:54 PM
Hi Everybody :)

Congrats again Trudy to you and your family with a soon to be playmate for your sweet angel :angel:
DH bone marrow biopsy went well on Tuesday and our Son once again came along for moral support for his Dad. I held DH hand and Son, kept saying encouraging things, like, "you're doing well, just hang in there, it's almost done". I do think it helped. :) The sample of the marrow was being sent to Mayo Clinic to analysis (the cost of that is $1500.00) fortunately we don't have pay that bill. The results are likely at the oncologists office now but he is away until June 1st. We had an appt to see him to discuss the results and DH options on May 24th and that was cancelled. DH requested someone else call him. If we don't hear anything tomorrow morning I'll phone them. I saw my doctor on Tuesday afternoon about my cough and my doctor was not pleased that I waited so longto come in. He gave me antibiotics and sent me for a chest x-ray.
There goes my phone....talk to you all later. :)

Karen L
05-19-2005, 10:59 PM
Trudy, I was so excited for you when I read about the new baby on the way. I know you are thrilled!!!!! Hope you have fun on your tip inspite of the stomach problems. You must try to eat. You need your strength to play the slots and shop,shop,shop!

Slavika. I knew yor doctor would not be happy with you. You have got to take care of yourself. If you get down sick then everyone will be in trouble. Praying for a good result on the bone marrow biopsy.

Ann maybe it is good to take a summer break for the choir. Sometimes we get too busy. Now you will have time to focus on your weight loss. Way to go going back to meetings.


05-20-2005, 03:41 AM
very quickly before I get booted again :mad:...lovely to see the posts, great news Trudy....I am off to Sydney tomorrow and will once again have normal internet access :)

I will post at the weekend and share some photos of little Matilda.......


Karen L
05-20-2005, 12:56 PM
Is anybody using the core plan?? :hungry: We have decided to go to it and see if it will help with DH Blood Sugar readings. The Core Plan limits the amount of white flour products and starches like potatoes, rice and pasta. So we are going to ALL :drill: in this house try it. We are still going to measure portions and I will still be tracking as I always do better when I know at the end of the day how I did food wise. :rolleyes: I say the whole house because it will be easier for the cook! :stress:

See you later

05-21-2005, 06:33 AM
G'day all,

I have arrived back in Sydney.
My new computer is amazingly fast, I am very happy.

DH had dinner organised and he has been pouring me quite a few glasses of red wine so I had better not attempt to post any more, it will probably not make a great deal of sense. ;)

'Talk' to you all tomorrow.


05-21-2005, 08:32 AM

Trying to catch up here.

Trudy how exciting to have another little one. Enjoy your trip and hope you are feeling better. Take care.

Glenda what fun you had with your friends. It is nice to have friends that you can be silly with. Your laughter was probably infectious. We all need to lighten up and laugh more.

Slavika hoping that you get the results you want from the bone marrow test. That email of the trump loeill was incredible. I wonder how long it took to do that.

Maria are you enjoying Matty?

Karen let us know how you like the core program. Not sure if I could stick to it.

We had a great time in Chicago last weekend. Hard to believe that a week had gone by. We didn't get into the city though. She lives in a cute neighborhood a few streets away. Been busy this week working at school and working in the yard. I bought some plants and a David Austin rose. It smells so good. For some reason it has been colder than usual this week.

Nothing real exciting has been happening. We spent the day with the little grandson Weds. He is growing and starting to smile a little. Love to sit and hold him and it is nice to give him back when he cries. lol

05-21-2005, 11:10 AM
Every time I come here there is so much to read. Then when I start to post POOF! I foget what I read.

Trudy: What wonderful news about the new baby! You will have so much fun and I always love it when they are little. I enjoy it when they are older but there is something about a new, fresh baby.

Glenda: It sounds like you and a wonderful time with your friends. It is good that you can get together once in a while and just laugh.

Marie: I'll bet it is nice to be back to your fast computer but I am sure you will be missing Maddie till you get back home.

Karen: I do agree that the Core is too difficult to stay with for a long time.

This morning we got a call from DH's oldest and dearest friend that his wife had passed away. She had been in a nursing home since the 1st of April and had Cancer that had spread and she was also suffering from Alzheimer's and because of that they did not do Chemo. She died in her sleep and is at peace but we feel so badly for him. They were both only children and had no children of their own so he is now really alone. We will be there for him if he will let us. It is so sad.

Gloria....have a good weekend all!

05-21-2005, 08:01 PM
G'day everyone,

I have been up since 4.30am :( Couldn't sleep, I was thinking of all the things I have to/want to do so I thought I might as well get up.
Hopefully I will have a good sleep tonight.

It is so nice to have fast internet connection again :) I have organised for it to be transferred from Sydney to Adelaide when we return on June 22. It should all be ready to go when we get back. When we go for such a short time it is not worth paying the transfer fee from this place to our home hence I use a dial up connection through dh's work which is the pits :mad:
The next 4 weeks will fly, I have a lot of work to do for customers, pack up, clean the place etc.

I just cannot believe this computer, it is soooo fast. DH is very pleased with himself that he has it all working in top notch.
Working with large files will now be a breeze.

Gloria so sorry to hear about your friend's passing. It will be very difficult for the husband to adjust to life without the visits to his wife.

I agree Peggy the trump loeill was quite amazing. I love David Austin roses :love:

Trudy when is the new baby due? Your little :angel: will love having a little baby brother or sister.

Have to fly dh wants to load more stuff on my new computer....

See you tomorrow.


05-21-2005, 11:06 PM
Hi everyone:

Karen: I think the core program is very much like the phase 2 of the South Beach diet. I had a hard time sticking with it. since we 3 went back to ww I decided on the Flex points. But I don't know how to figure the activity points. Guess I'll learn.

I am soooooo frustrated. I have spent at least 3 hours with various techs since we couldn't get on line at all today. It seems something went very wrong with my Norton and it was blocking everything from coming in - no internet, no email. And the Norton Tech was from India and I could hardly understand him and he spoke so fast, I had to have him slow down so I could get it. He tried everything, and I deleted and configed and did all sorts of stuff and nothing worked. Finally I had to uninstall the Norton, and then I could get on line. And he was supposed to send me an email with instructions for reinstalling, and so far do not have it, so I figured out how to install it myself. I am no good when a tech starts talking to me. I just do what they say, since I haven't got a clue. And sometimes I wonder if they really know what they are doing, or are just experimenting with me. :yikes:

Thanks for letting me vent. I am not in the right frame of mind to address anyone tonight and I'm just going to shut down and go to bed. Ann

05-22-2005, 09:03 AM
Ann I just looked at the Gaylord Palms. It is just gorgeous. I could imagine spending some time there if I win the lottery. I am like you with computers. Very frustrating to have to figure out what someone is talking about over the phone. I need someone to do it for me. Seems like everything is outsourced these days. I just picked up a little South Beach book from a yard sale. It has lots of things listed and it is easier for me to understand than the big book.

Maria I bet it is nice to be connected to your fast computer again. Love the picture you sent of you and Matty.

Slavika your dh is very handsome. His hair will come back. Say a little prayer for him and another couple of friends everyday. I am sure that God is listening.

Gloria that is so sad about your friend.

Hope you all are having a nice weekend.

Karen L
05-22-2005, 01:51 PM
Maria Nice picture of you and Mattie. Ann is right you are very clever. ;) :D Glad you have you new computer up and running. I sure like our DSL connection. You can just zoom around the internet.

Slavika very handsome hubby you have. :cool: Has he lost all of his hair? My Dad had enough hair for several people. When he went through chemo the first time he lost some of it but still had enough for several people. Don't know how it's doing this time. Any way it is nice to have a face to go with the name. Thanks for sharing.

Ann do you have your activity points booster slider thing yet? :tread: If so all you have to do is figure out if you exercise at low intensity ,moderate intensity, or high intensity. Most of us never get to the high. So I always figure at the moderate. So then if you exercised for 40 minutes you move the slider so that it shows 40 minutes under the moderate line then you just find your body weight and anything between the lines are the points you earn. Or you could just say 20 minutes = 1 point earned. :devil:

Talking about the core plan. I have found that you need to use the points allowance. I can not live without some bread and some ice cream. :nono: But being able to have the points allowance makes it easier. We have just been doing this for a five days and DH blood sugar readings are way down. This is the main reason we decided to try the core. It does take time to figure just what you can and can't eat. So we have lists all over the house. :dizzy: Portion control is the tricky part. :hungry: Learning to stop eating after your first serving of whatever you are eating. If you go for seconds it should be more salad or veggies not the potatoes! :( We have also decided to eat most of our meals at home. Maybe go out once or twice a week and then try to stick with whole food not smothered in cheese or sauce. I will tell you that I was very pleased with the scale this morning. Sunday is the day I weigh myself at home. I was starting to panic :fr: over my weight because it was creeping up and up. and I don't want to go back to where I was 11 or more years ago. My thing was then I don't want to be 50 and fat. :tantrum: Now it has to be I don't want to 60 and fat! :tantrum:

Ann I sometimes wonder it the tech people we have to deal with are hired just to really make us quit and give up! :mad:


05-22-2005, 08:30 PM
G'day all,

I finally had a reasonable night's sleep last night :) I was just starting to get into a routine at home sleepwise and now I have to get into a routine here again :shrug:

Karen Once you are used to ADSL there is no going back to dial up. We have had it for about 5 years so when I do go back to dial up it is just the pits. I told dh that when we retire and have to adjust the budget a bit, I rather do without cable TV then my fast internet connection (his company pays for the fast internet connection at the moment)
I don't think we have the core plan in Australia, sounds very restrictive.

Ann I think we have all experienced so called 'experienced technicians' who have no idea what they are doing. I am very lucky that my dh is very technically minded and I always call him my 'personal helpdesk'. Between the 2 of us we always seem to be able to work things out.
I can understand your frustration and I hope all is working well again.

Peggyyou are right with the 'outsourcing' bit. I really do not know what companies think they are achieving other than further frustrating their customers. No doubt you have the same commercials on your TV, companies using the fact they have a 'real' person answering the phone as a marketing tool when that really should be the norm. :mad:

I have to agree with you all, Slavika's husband is a very nice looking man. Of course the thing that struck me is the hair ;) I have lived with a husband with very little hair for over 35 years :D :D
Hope everything is keeping on track for your dh Slavika

I haven't unpacked yet from when I got back on Saturday so I best do that. We also had a call from some friends from Adelaide who are coming to Sydney at the end of the week for a few days. The next few weeks will certainly go very quickly and before we know it we will be back on the road all packed up heading west for Adelaide!

Have a great day all,


05-23-2005, 11:39 AM
You don't read for a few days and WOW! I am not sure I can remember anything I just read, but here goes. I am hoping Trudy does well with her trip. It is awful to feel punky at home, let alone on a little vacation.

Maria, I loved your picture. Your little angel is just that, a little angel. Don't you just love this time in your life???? And it just gets better and better. She will love her Grandma and Grandpa and when she really gets going, you will be back to see all the smiles.

Slavika, your hubby is so good looking! I know how it hits your ego when you lose your hair, and I know that a woman has no problem getting wigs. We have a VP here who lose all his hair and he had as much if not more problem with his self-esteem as I did. He said he couldn't use a baseball hat with suits and it was a problem. But it is growing back. It will grow back and that is the wonderful part of this. I know he is weak, but our bodies are so wonderful to come back like they do. And prayers going up for the transplant option.

Peggy, you have been so busy. Wish I had your energy.

Guys, I have forgotten everything else. Sure love talking to you.

Karen, I am glad you are doing well on the Core plan. I have just ignored it. This week after my binging of last week has just flown. It has been easy to stick with 20 points, but I know that the hunger will start soon. What is funny is that I am wearing clothes I could not wear just before my girls came over for the weekend. I really feel better. Nothing (clothes) is binding right now, and I love it. Maybe I will have an incentive to keep going about 5 more pounds to my goal.

05-23-2005, 04:00 PM
Hi Everybody :)

Today is our holiday, Victory Day. We went to our friends last night, they were having a huge fire works display. It was quite cool yesterday so DH and I did not stay for them. We got there around 5:30 for the BBQ and left around 8:00. It was nice for him to be out and to see lots of old friends and they all wish him well.
I sometimes think we are meant to marry men who are our opposite. I'm very optimistic but DH is not. I have absolutely no problem spending money, but DH sure gives it some thought before he gets his wallet out. This is all good, because we balance each other. With the chance of the Bone Marrow Transplant, there is a 85% chance that if DH did receive it, he would survive it and hopefully go into remission and extend his life by a few years. When DH talks about it, he says, "there is 15% chance that he will not survive the procedure". This is of course true, and I am not the one that would be getting the transplant so perhaps I would think differently if I were. I just want him to get better and to be here with me for a long time. I also reminded him that no one knows the future and lots of times the spouse that is sick is not the one that dies first. Life has been known to throw a few curve balls at all of us.
Well now, that was kind of deep thinking for a Monday. :)

On the "weight front", I have been making an effort to try to make wise choices as far as eating is concerned. I do much better if I plan a nice dinner that I can look forward to and I don't seem to eat so much during the day. After we see the doctor on June 1st, and find out the plans for DH I think I will go back to WW. I also do better if I am accountable to"THAT" scale, rather then my bathroom scale.
I never thought of myself as a "stress eater" but perhaps I just haven't had that much stress in my life before. I always thought I was more of social eater...you know, lunch with the girls, etc. Maybe I am both..... :( :?: :shrug:
Bye for now. :) P.S. I will not tell DH that you gals thought he looked "nice".......I'll save it for a day when maybe he needs a picker uppper, ;) besides, I don't want it going to his head. hee hee :lol: :D

05-23-2005, 04:30 PM
Karen that is great news about your success on the core plan. Your dh has to be pleased. I find it much easier to follow a plan and eat at home. When I eat out I always go with the best intentions then I look at the menu and they fly away. I just try not to eat all of it and bring it home for someone else to finish.

Maria when you go back home will you get to stay there any length of time? It seems like you go back and then you have relocate somewhere else yet again.

Slavika it is good that your dh gets out and about when he can. You get refreshed and think about different things other than your problems. Tell him the glass is half full not half empty. Keep positive.

Been doing some yard work. It is easier to pull weeds while the ground is wet from the rain. It is going to rain again tonight so they will probably all grow back. We were moving furniture around yesterday. My dh just loves to help with that. Not!!! I would like to pitch everything and start over. He shudders when I say that.

05-23-2005, 08:29 PM
G'day all,

I am feeling much better today but I have a really bad cold :( At least I had a good nights sleep last night.

Glenda no binding clothes.....I wish :( I am trying very hard to stay on track and make the right choices but alas it just does not always happen that way. I lost a bit whilst I was home but now being back here again...it is very hard.

Peggy I don't know how long we will be home for. The project in Sydney is not finished and dh will be commuting from our home in Adelaide when he needs to. There is one place on the horizon that I do NOT want to go to and that is Jakarta. He has been told that if they win the contract that would be a 6 to 9 months (read at least 12 months :mad: ) project. DH would be willing to go for 3 months and I could join him for the middle 6 weeks but who knows. I am just happy that we are in a position that he can resign if we don't like the conditions.
On 'pitching' stuff....there is this wonderful store here in Sydney with all sorts of gift/kitchen/homeware etc. We have been there twice and I always say to dh that I would love to get rid of EVERYTHING in my kitchen and start again with some of the wonderful products that are available now.

Slavika that is fantastic news that your dh is a good candidate for a bone marrow transplant. I don't know a lot about his condition but surely to go in remission and have a good quality of life, would have to be worth taking that small risk for. What is the alternative?
Besides what else will they discover whilst he is in remission, maybe a cure?
DH and I are also very opposite. You would never have guessed it....but I like to talk ;) :D DH is much quiter, I am also a lot more optimistic than dh. We balance each other out quite well!

I had better start on some of the jobs I need to do.


Karen L
05-24-2005, 09:07 AM
Maybe that is why our marriages have longevity. DH and I are also opposites. He always looks to the negitive where I aways see the good first. I think looking at the glass half full is much better than half empty.

Slavika be sure to use Maria's words as to maybe during the remission they will find the cure. Medical science is amazing. I know it is easy for us to think like that because we are not sick. There was a time when having diabetes was a worse thing in the world. But now we know if diabetics take care of them selves its not so bad! Glad you got to visit with friends. It is good for the soul don't you think?

We have already had our walk. It is getting to hot to be walking later in the afternoon the way we were doing. So at 7:30am we had already walked 2 miles. We take Sprout with for the first mile and them drop him off at home and make the next circle at a faster pace. I will take him for a very short walks later on to day. he gets so warm and is just panting like crazy if he out too long in this heat. He does like to lay in the grass in our yard but he also likes to visit with other doggies and their people. He is a funny little dog.

Am going to finish up one of the boxes I'm working on. Then put on the varnish. I'm going to make something for the GS's now. I found some cute pictures of little boys fishing and playing ball that I going to do on a wall thingy with pegs in it so they can use them to hang a or 2 hat on. And then there is always the wash to do.

I'll check in later to see what's happening!


05-24-2005, 06:59 PM
Getting close to the third page again so i will start a new thread.

See you there.....