I was sitting around really bored today, hubby has got into a rare cleaning frenzy and now he thinks I am gonna dance to his tune. I can't see why we can't have a clean up as we go as opposed to a "let's wait until it nearly falls on top of me and then I know it needs doing" - which is how he seems to operate best.
The weather here is beautiful and the sun is shining, what more could I ask for.
Ache a bit today, as I had an inline lesson yesterday and by butt and my back ache, but hey, if it's gonna help the weight loss, it's worth the pain.
Hope everyone has a wonderful start to this new week :wave:
06-24-2001, 12:53 PM
Good Morning all!!!!
I am resting after moving everything from my house..It is a sad thing but a happy thing because I built it for me and it seems weird to rent it to strangers..THey are good people..even painting it and fixing up things in it cuz they want it soo badly. They are gonna buy it after renting for a year, soo that is pretty good...Still it makes my "independence" over, although I guess the extra $1000/month will come in handy to play with since I won't have a house note or any utilities here to worry with..I told REfman I would make the "payments" in my checking account for our dream house in a few years!!!;) (WOw do I sound like a rambling fool or what?????:^: )
Pryia 2.4LBS!!Yeah on the magnet!!!!!
Yeah to everyone else this week!!!!!!
BFB--U get the early bird award!!!!Hope the sinuses went elsewhere to visit!!!!!!!!!!
Kymber--Welcome back to the thread!!!!I am definately doing the MG thing next year!!!!Hopefully with a baby in the stomach!!!!:o
Well..one more week and the cats will be here living!!!They are completing the Glass Atrium that Refman has being built for them soo they will be very happy here!!!!!!
I think it will be "home" once the "kids" are here!!!!
Have a nice Sunday!!!
06-24-2001, 01:47 PM
Hi all!! Well, internet connection and time to post!! I'm doing well today. I have gotten all the sugary stuff out of the house and have sugar-free, fat-free snacks in the house. Even DH chose sugar-free sugar wafers (WHAT could they be made of??????) for his snack. We also bought those fake crab meat things which are really low in points for quick snack lunckes. Now, I just have to cut back on the red meat and increase the veggie intake again. Then to work on the exercise. I think I would consider chopping off my right arm to have an exscuse NOT to exercise!!!
I have to go do some homework now. I have a chapter to read and a lab to complete. I wish I was SO good that I could learn this stuff by osmosis. Guess that isn't going to happen.
Have a great Sunday!!!!
06-26-2001, 08:13 AM
I just posted a longer post on the goals thread but wanted to stop in here and report being a loser again. I lost 1 pound and that was the 1 pound I had gained last week. So I'm glad it never got worse than that. Last night at the meeting my leader was calling on people to say how much weight they had lost (this week and total) and when she unexpectedly called on me, I yelped! She asked me why and I said I was hoping she wouldn't call on me. So she asked me to tell how much I have lost total. I said I lost 7 but that I had a big speech prepared for when I get my ribbon and I would talk more about that then. :)
Karen, great job getting those things out of your house. I'm sure it will be good not to have the temptations around. :)
RR, good luck with the rest of the move. It does sound bittersweet. The cats sound like they will be living the good life! a glass atrium just for them! :)
BFB, you are taking inline skating lessons? That is great! I have them and really enjoy it. I should take a lesson though because I am very cautious and could use some skills to help my confidence. At the speeds I go, I doubt I am burning many calories!
I took my son to get a new library card yesterday. We moved here about a month ago and now that I am off from work we had time to do that. We both got some books and I am looking forward to reading them. I challenged my kids at school to read more books this summer than I can read. So I want to make sure I read as much as possible to give them a real challenge. :) However, as one of my kids pointed out, the books they will read are smaller. I told them that it was ok, since I was a grownup, I should be able to handle the bigger books. We all have to keep a log and then compare when we get back in September.
For the past 2 weeks I have done really well on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Then on Friday evening and through Sunday I have gone overboard doing a lot of mindless eating. I have caught myself looking in all the cabinets and refrigerator, searching for "something", not sure what I "felt" like having. I am not going out or anything. That isn't the problem. So since I really want to lose 2 pounds this week I am going to try to be extra careful and PLAN AHEAD for the weekend, since that has been my problem.
Ok, ds wants to go discover things! So I must be off. This thread has been quiet this week. I will try to catch up reading on the last one to see what you have all been up to.
talk to you soon! :)
06-26-2001, 09:41 AM
I have been bad...very bad...and I'm hating myself today. I am probably not going to have a loss this week. Tomorrow is weigh in and I don't wanna go, but I have a hair appt. Thursday, so I must go. Friday they don't have a mtg. I can get to...so I must face Scalemonster tomorrow night. I will be very surprised if I have a loss, after all the crap I ate at the party this weekend, and then pizza on top of that!! And I will be on my own for dinner tonight too, since DH has to work late. I will make sure I eat a couple rice cakes before going home, so I don't stuff everything in site down my throat upon walking in the door!! :rolleyes:
Dani- Congrats on the loss!! At least you're back headed in the right direction!! We've got to get those weekends in control!! I have the same problem, doing what I feel like doing on the weekends, just because I was good during the week!!
Karen- Glad you're back online!! Congrats to DH for picking something LF/SF...you're rubbing off on him!! I too wonder what sugar wafers are made of, if they're SF!! :?:
RR- Hey, 1K a month is a lot to save up for a house!! I wish I had that laying around...or to send to DH's bills!!
BFB- Thanks for starting the new thread!! Have fun w/the lessons...I used to roller skate every weekend back in HS, but now I'm not soo good. Have been maybe 4 times since HS!!
Hi to everyone else!! Have a great day all!!
06-26-2001, 01:47 PM
Let me tell you all, I am having Lean Cuisine Chicken in Peanut Sauce for lunch, and it is awesome!! I added some broccoli to it, because they're never enough alone, but it tastes sooo good!! Just had to get that out!!
Oh, and I'm loving my new job! Just for the simple fact that I didn't get to take lunch til 1:30, I love it!! :D
06-26-2001, 07:27 PM
Good Afternoon all!!!!!
Well the move went well,. but it does bum me out to leave my house..IT is much better with my bed in Refmans room@@@:lol:
It looks like my room in his room!!!!
Well off to fix supper!!!!!!
06-26-2001, 09:22 PM
RR - Glad your move went well, it's hard moving into "someone else's home" but once you get your stuff there it starts to feel like home to you too.
Lauren - I love the Lean Cuisine Chicken in Peanut Sauce, it's so yummy. I always plan to take some of those and leave them in the freezer at work but I never get around to it.
For anyone who's interested I just discovered Luna Meal Replacement or supplement bars (not sure exactly what they're called.) You'd find them in the health food store and the flavour Nutz Over Chocolate is soooo good. It's the best bar I've ever had like that. It's only 4 points, 10 grams of protein and 4 of fat (not sure of the carbs off hand but I think about 24). They've got soy protein and lots of vitamins and minerals. They're supposed to be "for women" but I think that's just because the calories aren't as high as their other bars. They're quite filling for breakfast with a glass of water or for a really filling snack. I used to eat the cereal bars but they're 3 points and not too filling. Just thought I'd let you know in case you were interested.
06-28-2001, 09:06 AM
Is it me or has it gone really quiet around here. :( Is that a sign that you guys are having really great weather?
06-28-2001, 09:09 AM
Finally, I had an OP day!! It's about time I realized that I'm not getting anywhere if I eat crap for dinner all the time!! I did not WI last night because I had to work late to make up for the time I'll be missing tomorrow. I have to leave 2 hrs. early so I can make it down to the Arts Center for the JOURNEY concert tomorrow night!! :D I'm soo excited, I can't wait to get there!! Anyway, I'l gonna WI Saturday AM instead...which is probably best, because the way I've been this week, I'll be extremely surprised if I have a loss!
Went shopping last night and stocked up on yogurt and Healthy Choice dinners (they're on sale for $2.50/ea. at A&P this week), and other stuff to keep me out of trouble.
Have to get working...I'm soo busy in my new job, I love it!! I've been in Spreadsheet Heaven all week!! :D
Have a great day all!!
06-28-2001, 09:11 AM
BFB- We were posting at the same time!! Sometimes it gets quiet...for various reasons!! It's going to be 94 in NJ today...and humid...yuck!!
06-28-2001, 09:43 AM
Just a quick "hi" to say I'm still alive. Work is crazy right now...budget time, so not a lot of time to play on the internet! *L*
Been trying to walk frequently to train for my event in October. Had a scare last week. Something bit my neck while I was walking (forgot the bug spray that night) and by the time I got home my neck was swelling. It swelled up as big as my head...literally! Ended up having to go to the hospital and let them put the drugs directly into me through IV! I've never been allergic to anything and I have no idea what bit me. But you can bet I won't forget the bug spray again anytime soon! *L*
Got a webpage put up for my walk if anyone's interested http://legaleagle.pledgepage.com
Lauren - I saw JOURNEY here in Raleigh Tuesday night! Great show. Steve Augeri sounds pretty much just like Steve Perry. Neal Schon looks great...and Jonathan Cain still makes me swoon! (he was always the one I had the hots for!). Show was good. They never play my 2 favorite old songs (Stay Awhile & Mother, Father), but I never expect them to since they were never really big hits. But I was surprised they didn't play Open Arms, which was probably their biggest hit ever. They played 3-4 off the new album. A couple off the last album from a few years ago. The rest was older stuff. They even played Edge of the Blade which surprised me. But all in all a good show & since the last time I saw them was in 1986 it was well worth it! We took the kids & I kept freaking my daughter out by telling her which songs were older than her! Hope you have a great time!
Vicki - glad you're getting settled in!
Dani - congrats on the 1#! :)
BFB - always wanted to roller blade, just never wanted to buy the blades & then discover I didn't like it *L* Maybe someday.
Gotta' get back to work. Hope everyone has a great day!
06-28-2001, 12:34 PM
Okay now I'm confused - for all you Journey people out there I didn't know they were even still around. Journey was the first concert I ever saw - in I think around 1980 (give or take). I loved it!!! It was at Maple Leaf Gardens here in Toronto and I'd never experienced anything like it. But my question is not only can I not believe there are still Journey fans out there but what's Journey without Steve Perry??? To me he was Journey and yes I will never forget him singing Open Arms - WOW!! What's up with someone else singing and where have I been???
As for everything else it's been really hot here too but I won't complain - we don't get a long enough summer to complain about the heat. I'm still going to the gym regularily (on my way there now actually) and the eatings been okay but not great. I'm mostly maintaining and maybe for now that's okay. I'm sure I'll get more motivated soon.
LE - I rented rollerblades quite a few times before I bought them. I had a lot of fun and I figured for the $20 here or there for rentals I could buy a pair that really fit and have them forever. I don't rollerblade as much anymore - had a fall and got kind of scared. I'll go now where there's no cars and the grounds flat but that's all. Since I don't expect my feet to grow I hope to get my money's worth. I think I already have since I've had them for probably 5 or more years. Just a thought if you wanted to give it a try. If you don't really skate try a lesson, they're a lot of fun and I learned a lot.
That's all for me,
06-28-2001, 02:59 PM
elisa822 & LE I had wanted to rollerblade/inline for years, and kept on thinking about it. Earlier on this year I read a magazine which said that skating was a excellent CV workout. I figured I needed all the help I could get, and I needed something that would help me exercise my legs (coz tha's where all the bulk is at!!!). I had already done the gym subscription thing and then not attend the gym for months so I thought I had nothing to lose by buying a pair. Hubby bought a pair also and I figured even if the novelty wore off, the skates had cost much less than months of gym subscriptions. We went out skating once, but as I had never ice or roller skated it took me about half an hour to sum up the courage to get off the bench. So I thought it couldn't hurt to take a few lessons to get some experience. When the weather is beautiful, there is nothing better than being out there. Give it a go, it can't hurt (and they teach you how to fall properly :lol: )
06-28-2001, 04:10 PM
Elisa- I am about the biggest Journey freak around here...my husband thinks I'm on crack!! I saw them twice on their '86 tour and let me tell you about Journey w/Steve Augeri...fanfreakintastic!! I saw them 2 yrs. ago and was in complete denial that Steve Perry would not be there. I heard he wouldn't be there on the radio, when we got to the concert, they had a sign up from the band saying that Steve Perry was no longer with the band, but I did not believe it. When they came on stage after Foreigner (who, btw, were great!), I still didn't believe that the guy standing up there on stage singing Journey songs was not Steve Perry!! Finally, after like, a song or two, I admitted to myself that it was not Stevey and life would go on!! :rolleyes: Steve Augeri kicked butt. He looks like him, dresses like him, dances like him, sings like him, makes faces like him!! He did mess up a couple high notes, but not bad, and he is very convincing. Journey can go on without Steve Perry. After seeing the VH-1 Behind the Music on Journey (which I taped, of course), I have mixed feelings about it, I felt bad for Stevey the first time I watched it, but then I thought, it kinda sounds like he got a big head and wanted to control everything, and maybe they were right to go on w/o him. And they couldn't have picked a better replacement. I love Arrival, the new album, er, CD, but it's a little heavy for me. There's a lot of old stuff in there though. Signs of Life is one of my favorite songs, with a little Wheel in the Sky tease at the end. There are other songs in there that give you little reminders of the old days...once of them kinda reminds me of Mother,Father, I'm not sure of the name of it. If the CD had come out a few weeks later, I would've used With Your Love as my wedding song!! Of course Higher Place and All the Way, the first two songs, are great. Unfortunately most of the songs are over 4 minutes long, so I don't think they're gonna get much air play - NY radio sucks, I have yet to hear ANY new Journey, except for the promo commercials for the concert!! I'm very upset about it, but haven't had time to call and complain.
My, my, I better get off my soap box...I could ramble all afternoon about Journey!! Hehehe...
LE- I always loved John too!! (But Stevey had my heart!!) I like those songs too...didn't they have a box set out a few years ago...geez, probably 7-8 yrs ago now?? Maybe I will look for it, because all my tapes are long gone (first tape I ever bought on my own was Escape) I just have their Greatest Hits, which I realized this AM does not have Stone in Love on it, and Arrival. I'm surprised they didn't do Open Arms too, but if I remember correctly, that's one of the ones Steve A. couldn't quite hold out, or reach the high note or something last time!
UGH, I must stop!! LOL!!! Have a great afternoon all!!
06-28-2001, 04:29 PM
Lauren - I can almost picture you bouncing up & down in your chair while you typed that last message! I too am a huge Journey fan. I have ALL of their albums, including the original intrumental one. Unfortunately, a lot of them are still on tape, I haven't replaced them in CD yet. I do have their box set in CD. They were actually the first CDs I ever bought. I didn't even own a CD player at the time (1992) but my boyfriend at the time did so he convinced me to buy them in CD & he taped them for me so I could listen to them at home & in the car. Boyfriend's long gone, but I've still got the CDs! :D The book that comes with that box set is worth the price alone. A LOT of info about the songs & albums. I missed the VH-1 special :( didn't even know it had been on until someone else mentioned it Tuesday night. But I never watch TV, much less VH-1 or MTV so never heard about it. Anyway, hope you have a great time tomorrow night! Oh!...and if With Your Love had been out last year I would have used it as MY wedding song too!!! It's perfect!
06-29-2001, 08:49 AM
Wow..if Steve knew we were all gonna marry him..he would be impressed!!!!!!:lol:
I listen to Journey(the old stuff) all the time!!I love to cruise with the top of the car and sing loud!!!!Hmmmm...I wonder if the feeling is the same when I trade the ole car in for the SUV?
Been excercising regularly..I will skip today so I can pull out the old carpet to prepare for the new installation..THey wanted $500 to do it for me..but tight wad me will do it herself!!:lol:
Well...I am thinking about getting motivated...THe glass room is almost there-it better be complete for this afternoon cuz I need the "kids" with me everyday..I feel guilty cuz they need brushing and the nails clipped!!!This weekend will be the Cat Weekend Spa treatment!!!!!
Well off to the fun!!
06-29-2001, 09:32 AM
Y'all can all fight over Steve...I'll take Jonathan anyday! Doesn't matter to me that Steve Perry's not there anymore...so long as Steve Augeri sounds a lot like him *L* Actually, Steve Perry was not truely an "original" member of the band. He didn't join the band until after their 3rd album I believe. In fact, Neal Schon is the only "original" member left. Their first few albums were more instrumental and had a different lead singer. But Steve Perry was with them on all the albums that got them well known as a band so I guess that's what everyone identifies with the band. Even my favorite Jonathan didn't come in until about their sixth album. I love all their stuff...including their first 3 albums which are VERY different in my opinion.
Hadn't thought about renting roller blades. I might try that sometime. I used to be pretty good at regular roller skating & I was half decent at ice skating as a kid, so I guess I could probably get the hang of it!
06-29-2001, 10:54 AM
Hi all. I am back in town and glad to be! I've gotten myself back in check eating-wise also since coming home.
I am sure loving this weather!:cool:
BFB - glad you are enjoying your inline lessons. What a fun way to exercise.:)
RR - Great idea to save that $$ toward your dream home!
Karen - yeah for getting your environment weight-loss friendly!!:D
Happy - I loved your reading challenge.:smug:
Lauren - some of those lean Cuisines are just great. And they have the point value on them. Hope you enjoyed the Journey concert. Oh, and your wedding pictures are just beautiful! Everyone looks so happy. Thanks for sharing them.
Legal - Scarey!! Glad you are okay.
Better go - Rabbit
06-29-2001, 11:17 AM
Man, I don't know how I'm getting any work accomplished today...I am soo excited about the concert tonight!! :D I have already started planning my food for the day too. Since I am leaving here at 3:00 and meeting my friend at the firehouse to go down, dinner was up in the air. I think the concert starts at 7:00, so I told her to pick up a sub sandwich on the way to the firehouse and we can split it and eat it when we get down to the venue. Did I mention that I'm a fan club member and with the confirmation they said that there's a possibility that we might get lucky and get backstage passes?! I think I will just fall over and die if we do!! And you know it's gonna be like, 150 degrees out and we'll be all gross and sweaty, which pretty much guarrantees we'll get those back stage passes to meet them!! LOL!!
LE- LOLOL, yes, I was/am practically bouncing out of my seat!! :lol: You know, it's funny, the only Journey albums I ever had were Captured, Escape, Frontiers, Raised on Radio and Greatest Hits...and now Arrival. All the others were cassettes and are long gone...time to hit the web and buy new ones!!
Rabbit- Welcome back, hope you're feeling better...weren't you a bit under the weather before?
RR- LOLOL, if only!! He's supposedly coming out with some new music soon...can't wait! Sounds like some spoiled kittys are in your future!! Actually, they'll probably consider it chinese torture, clipping their nails!!
Gotta run, much to do in the next 3.75 hrs.!! :D
06-29-2001, 12:05 PM
Oh ladies... where to begin.....
I went on my first date since I left Joe a month ago - this guy was not only HOT but massive (built - he works out all the time).... OH MY GOD was I in love when I saw him...... he also happens to be extremely sweet and has a fantastic sense of humor!!!!!!!!!
I also got the apartment I wanted - they are just looking over my credit report which should be no problem!!!!
I cannot contain myself today... I can't concentrate on work..... I'm just insane with happiness!!!!! (plus I didn't sleep at all last night).
Journey huh? I used to love Steve Perry!!!!! I think they are coming around here too... Have FUN at the concert!!!!!
Just wanted to post real quick...... trying to get something... anything done at work today.... thank God my boss and my VP aren't here... I'd be screwed if they were.... LOL
Hope you are all enjoying today as much as I am!!!!!!!!!
06-29-2001, 03:00 PM
I've been MIA for a few weeks. I've been getting pretty discouraged about the whole weight loss thing. It seems that when things get stressed the easiest thing to drop off the table is the healthy eating, and I wish I could just stop that. But, on the other hand I've said all along that I just didn't want to gain weight before the wedding, since I know I eat under stress, but still, I was hoping I'd do better.
On a good note, I listed my house last Thursday and on Friday had two offers :eek:. We were headed out of town for a relaxing weekend, so I didn't hear the offers until Sunday night when we got back. But I'm pretty excited I got more than I was asking for!!! Now we're just waiting for K's to get a bite so we can start seriously looking for something new. Our realator said to wait until after the 4th. But it makes me nervous, I really want to be moved and settled by the end of Aug.
LBH - I'm sure you're having a blast at the concert :D. And you're doing so much better now that things have settled down. Congratulations.
Happy - Welcome home! Glad your sister's doing OK. Good luck getting back on program.
Kymber - sounds like you're having a blast. Glad to see everythings working out for you.
BFB - Glad you're taking to rollerblading. I've rented them a couple of times and enjoyed it, but I couldn't take the dog along he'd kill me the first time he saw a squirl. Have fun and it's great that DH goes along.
RR - are the cats all moved? Hope you're settled in to Refman's. At least K and I will be moving togther so maybe it won't seem so wierd (yea right).
Elise - I don't know I still like to complain about the heat, even though it doesn't last. But then I'm definately a cold weather girl. I can't imagine being Refman and moving from Mich's UP to New Orleans!!
LE - Glad the bug bite didn't turn out worse, how scary!
Well, this is turning into a novel, so I think I'll go :)
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!
- Tech :spin:
06-30-2001, 10:02 AM
well the weirdos didnt finish the glass room..they had to leave and after playing all day it will not be done until next week.(remember-no work on weekends:mad: )
Refman and my dad covered the "window" holes with chicken wire and I moved the cats over any ways..One cried all night-I wanted to put her in the house but are trying to train them that they live here..Well, it is cat love all weekend!!!:lol:
Lauren-how was the concert????
Tech--Good luck on the real estate!!!!How is the wedding plans????????
Kymber--wow! Sexy and sweet too????
Have a good one all!!!
06-30-2001, 10:08 PM
hi all. Hope everyone is having a great day - sure is beautiful here. Went biking this morning and really enjoyed it. Tomorrow is golf.:)
Lauren - Yes, I was sick and am much much better - although I still have some of the congestion.
Kym - you sound so happy! :D Hope he stays as great as he seems now. Congrats on getting the apartment you wanted.
Tech - congrats on the house offers. Hang in there with the healthy eating - it takes time to develop new habits and can be so so easy to revert back to the old. Over time that will get better, don't you think?
RR - so where is the glass room? Is it shut off from the house?