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Kirsty
07-09-2001, 08:13 AM
Morning girls (old, new and lurkers)!
I only have 3 days of work this week cos I'm off to Scotland on Thursday. I can't wait! I haven't been home since new year. BF is coming too and hopefully we'll go spend a few days at my parents caravan (trailer to you guys?) at the beach. I'm sure it will rain, but who cares!? I love the sound of rain on the roof when you're camping.
So, who all behaved this weekend? I did pretty good, especially on the alcohol front. And I went to yoga for the second week in a row. Boy does it hurt your arms - and boy am I inflexible!!
If anyone is over in London on the 20th do come to my party, we're hiring a room in a pub in Soho. Hopefully this year I won't drink so much I chuck up...:o Losing weight definitely means you get drunk quicker, which isn't always a good thing...
Right, lots of work to do, but thought I'd get the thread going.
More later,
Kirsty


Kirsty
07-09-2001, 08:20 AM
ps brenda - don't let the internet police get you! first trish and now you - argh!!!

Sweater Girl
07-09-2001, 09:26 AM
Hi All,


I have a day off today yah! Me and a co-worker were discussing exercise points when you're walking around on your feet all day (which you do in retail), we do give ourselves a few and my weight keeps dropping anyway.... I need to go back into a regular exercise routine, I try to get a few hard workouts in every week and to weight train even just twice a week but it hasn't always worked out.

Other than that, I spent way too much at the Hull Casino on Tuesday (though my roomie won $100) and I saw AI on Saturday (boy was that movie sad). I get wednesday off as well where I'll most likely just catch up on all of my chores. My co-workers are a lot of fun and I am glad I took a job full of people my age for the summer.

Anyhoo, take care y'all and Kirsty enjoy Scotland.

Ali


Sweater Girl
07-09-2001, 09:31 AM
I prefer Joey, but I in many ways relate to Jen more. The brooding teenager part especially. I wish they'd expand more on Jen's character since I think there is more to her then they'd always show. Joey's much more of a heart on her sleeve type girl. Anyhoo, I am 23 so I probably shouldn't be overanalyzing life on the show, but DC is an awesome show (luckily roomie likes it so I'll get to watch it a lot next season).

Take Care!

Ali

Jen-L
07-09-2001, 10:20 AM
Hey everyone... I'M BACK! Camping was HOT. Saturday was very humid and HOTTTT... and the mosquitos were really bad. But we had fun. Emma wasn't quite sure of the whole thing, but she seemed to have fun! Sadie jumped into the lake. I got pics and video of it! She had a blast. When we got home the "kids"got baths right away and we took showers!! I had to give Sadie a bath because she was SOOOO dirty. Now she is beautiful and very fluffy!

I even got up and walked Sadie this morning. That is the first Monday morning in a long time I was able to pull myself out of bed! I ate OK... a little off, but not too bad. Yah for me. hubby likes to make eggs and bacon for breakfast... he says it is a must for camping. But I made the eggs and did half eggs, half whites. But they were fried in bacon grease. Oh well!

Belle, I think we have the opposite camping.... we try to stay cool here. I guess the mountains make a difference! I was in a skimpy tank top (hubby loved it) and shorts.

OH.... Goal that I want before vacation this fall... to fit into those new low rider Levis. I really want to be able to show my belly button. Although having a baby added more stretch marks... who cares! I want to be able to sing that song.. "I'm coming out!", meaning my belly button!! :lol:


AND... Joey made me sooo mad last season, so now I am more into Jen. She has really changed since she first came on the show. Alhtough I don't watch it that often, I catch it when I can! I was more of a 90210 fan when it was on.

Trish O
07-09-2001, 10:26 AM
Well, I am at work early today. Always hate that on a monday. I am putting on this tax seminar (in the US the tax laws changed recently) and my mailroom did not get it out by Friday like they were to do. They MUST go out today and the mail room said they may not have time...so it is me. That is what I love about being a Marketing/Communication department of one.

Kirsty: The beach sounds very nice right now. IT is as hot in Peoria as it would be at the beach in the US, but, alas, no ocean. Oh well. In a few weeks I am off to the beach. Hope your sister is doing well.

I have your party on my calendar and will look at money to buy ticket to England. Boy, I really do wish I could come to your party. After I missed the Halloween party I felt like I missed all the fun.

Ali: I am glad you like your summer job so much. That makes work so much better. YOu really do seem to be doing very well on maintence. Great job! I bet once fall hits, you will get into a more natural exercise schedule. I think summer is hard bacause there are so many other things to be doing. And you get a lot of exercise without going to the gym.

I am going to ask my Dr. this week if I can sign-up for a prenatal water exercise class. I really miss being able to do something. I hope he says yes. And now that I found a swim suit (very mommy-blimp as my hubby called it) but it looks ok and has room to grow, I can do the swim thing.

Well, hello to all to post. Must get back to work. Trish

Oh, on DC, I guess this is where I really am 30. I only saw it once (I was maybe 28 or so at the time)...with my little sister who is now 23. Anyway, all I coudl think was "these kids are a little young for all this." and "Hey, is this setting a bad example?" So I have no opinion and don't know the people on that show. But, I really love Mr. Big on Sex and the City! And sometimes wish I could have those women's life. (but not always).

Ok, must go. trish

KO
07-09-2001, 10:28 AM
Morning Girls
i'm right in the middle of a project or else ID BE OUTSIDE its gorgeous nwo but will be humid **** later
Jen I can't wait to see Sadie/emma pics
annd My goal at Xmas is those Low Rider Jeans ;)
I love them!
right now im just a happy bunny to be in non "womens Sizes" 18s today and relatively comfy in em
Shrinkage for us woman (except when involving the dryer) its a beautiful thing ;)
Kirsty Scotland sounds great ;) you will have a blast
And Ali retail burns calories Go on a sale day and it will burn More ;)

Ps on the DC thing
I kinda stopped watching after it went up against 90210 b/c Cmon 10 years of loyalty to a show Pacey is my fave *drooool* but they all need a good slap I chose Joey b/c Jens a bit too hoochie for me
even tho she was a wack i liked andy ;)
Kierie

Trish O
07-09-2001, 10:50 AM
Hey Jen: we must have been posting at the same time. Camping sounds like it was fun. I have never been and don't see it in my future. Hubby and I both are not really camping people. BUt sometimes I wish I could be more one with nature. Hubby thinks I am crazy.

Kierie: I would be outside too if I did not have to work...but only for a while as it is to get really hot here.

I also want the low rider jeans. Guess that will have to be a while for me. Oh well.

I was thinking about 90210. You know, I loved that show when I was in college. That is about when it started. I did not think those teens did anything too much. really shows how your perspective changes the older you get. Strange.

Ok, really must get off line. Trish

sbirdhr
07-09-2001, 10:52 AM
Well today is going to be long. My computer in my office is still broken so I have to sit in an empty cube. I have very little work to do and don't know what to do about it.

My weekend was very nice. Sorry I didn't log on on Friday. I worked at home. Actually I cut DH's hair (only takes 15 min) before he left to NC for a few days. And my dad arrived so we visited. I also got my curtains hung so was excited about that. I got all my work done but it doesn't take very long most of the time. I had a lot of reading to do which I did sitting on my deck in the sun, that was great!

LEt's see, on the WW front, I have done ok. Friday was fine, grilled chicken repeat of Thurs. Lost 2.2 at WI and am back near 160. I was very pleased about that. We eat out way too much when my dad is on town! Went out Sat for lunch and had delicious crab cake - no porb on points but I ate french fries :mad: Had BBQ Sat for dinner and ate too much 7 layer dip - 17 points over (earned 4 exercise points). Yesterday, ended at 29 which is ok for maintenance. We are going out for dinner tonight (again) and I don't know what I will order - great Italian restaurant:^: I pakced low point lunch though.

Ok - poll: I like Dawson's creek. I don't watch it much anymore becasue it competes with other shows I like. I like Pacey and Joey.

Kim - Don't worry about the friend thing. One of my good friends from college was one of my bridesmaids but I was not asked to be in her wedding. I was a little disappointed but we don't see eachotehr much eventhough we keep in touch. Somethings change but at least you are still friends. I have gone through lots of friendship changes over time as well.

Jen - Glad you have fun camping. You did great on food!

Brenda - I hope toe IP won't catch you! Sorry about the hosue financing, I know you really want to quit working. LEt us know about that house you looked at, sounds really nice!

JenK - Welcome! I have lost 34 pounds and on maintenenace now. We have a great group!!!

Kierie - Way to go on regular sizes! That is so exctiting. Now get outside!

Trish - I am glad to hear that DR appt went well. Don't worry about the weight gain. It is better to gain too much and level off. Water exercise sounds great!

Ali - Glad to hear from you again. I am sure in retail you are getting good exercise. Is maintaining getting any easier?

Kirsty - I don't know how you party so much? How are you able to go out drinking so often and not gain weight back? Have a greatt ime on your holiday. I hope the weather will be good for you.

I'm sure I'll be back throughout the day. Hi to Belle, Lolly, Tonya, Shaylene, Steph, Becky, Emily (where are you?), Janet and everyone!

Sarah
have to change my sig

TxAggie
07-09-2001, 11:06 AM
Hi all! I've been MIA for a few days because work is a little hectic. I've also been trying to study for the GMAT a little more so that I can get my applications in by January. School won't start until fall of 02, but you have to have everything in by Jan. of 02. Hopefully I'll do well on the exams and be able to get into the school I want. Other than that, DH and I are getting psyched up about the move to the new apartment.

Jen and Belle ~ The camping sounds like such fun! I have been camping my entire life. My family owned an RV growing up, so we went a lot! In the winter we'd go around texas, but the summers were in colorado. DH and I like to go whenever we have time.

Well I need to run (internet police on my back :mad: ). Hi to everyone out there and welcome newbies!

Kay

JKarr
07-09-2001, 11:50 AM
Good morning all! I'm still trying to learn everyone's names and stories, so forgive me if I seem to be ignoring anyone! Had a great weekend, even though the weather here was terribly warm and humid (esp. Saturday) - what else could I do but lounge at the beach?! :cool: I still managed to jog on Friday and drag my butt to the gym on Sat. and Sun. I am really trying to get back into the swing of things and lose a few pounds...I am feeling very motivated today and hope that it continues!

Trish - I am with you...I have only seen Dawson's Creek once and I remember thinking how young the characters seemed! I related much better to 90210 (and still watch the reruns on Sunday mornings! :) ) and love Sex and the City. I also sometimes wish my life was like theirs!

Jen - Glad you had fun camping. I see you're in WI - if your weather was anything like Chicago's, I'm impressed you were able to stay outside all day on Saturday!

Hi to everyone else! I'll check in later!

Lollybird
07-09-2001, 11:50 AM
YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Goran Ivanisevic won Wimledon! It just finished half an hour ago, they had to play an extra day because of all the rain. I have been a TOTAL Ivanisevic fan for about 10 years and so I am THRILLED!!!!!!!!!! But now WImbledon is finally over I have to start working again :mad: At least that means I will be back here more often though ...

Blokey and I are committing again to healthy eating, he has even started following the WW plan, using the CD we got over a year ago. He's really into tracking his points! We've decided to start walking again, as well - on Saturday (weather permitting), we plan to go out for an all day walk somewhere funky like the Ridgeway or the Icknield way - they're ancient pathways, and there are all sorts of prehistoric sites along them. Ace! We even went out twice yesterday, for about 45mins each time. I'm still using the fitday.com journal and I love it. Are any of you guys using it? I can't get over the nutritional info - I eat a pretty balanced diet, I make a bit effort to eat variety and to get in the nutrients, but I am still falling so short. Thank God for multivitamins!!!

BTW, I have never ever seen Dawson's Creek. I've seen 90210 a few times (always seems to be the same episode!). As you will all no doubt be painfully aware, I LOVE BUFFY AND ANGEL!!! Blokey and I are totally devoted to both, we buy the video box sets as soon as they come out, but because we're so far behind over here (series 5 hasn't started on terrestrial tv yet, and only the first 11 episodes are available on video) we have to try really, really hard to avoid any information about what happens int he episodes that haven't been shown here yet. And yesterday the ******* Observer newspaper ran a half-page 'news' story about how they're going to make another spin-off series about Giles, and it was FULL OF SPOILERS including the biggest one of all. I am SO pissed :mad: :mad: :mad: We are even thinking about writing to the Observer to tell them how miffed we are (or would that be sad?).

Ok, that was a rant, but CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??!

Going to practise calm breathing now ...
hugs!

Lolly
xxx

KO
07-09-2001, 11:59 AM
quick post before work
LOLLY~! the series is not over its just changing channels
I'm going to see if i can get someone to tape it for me while im abroad and if ur guys vcrs use our tapes i'll bring em back ;D

Trish O
07-09-2001, 12:05 PM
But i miss you guys if I am not. Oh well.

Jen2: I grew-up in W burbs of Chicago. Glen Ellyn. I live in Peoria (downstate IL) now. Hubby is from Peoria. I am in Chicago all the time! Small world. Welcome!

Lolly: I wonder if all the people with tickets on Sat got to go back on Sunday to see the women's final? Your walking trips sound very fun! Great plan! Oh, and I WOULD write the paper and tell them your thoughts! That makes me mad!

Kay: Good luck studying!

Sarah: See, you will do great on maintance!!!! I hope the weight levels off. If I keep gaining at this rate I will have so much to lose. I have really tried to curb my eating and only eat healthy things. No extra sweets (ok, maybe a little ice cream...but that is all!) one thing that hurt is the lemond aid that I have been loving lately. I was so sick of water and trying not to drink pop...but is sugar water with lemon color any better? I think not (boy does taste good).

Ok, really must get off line.

Trish

TonyaLyn
07-09-2001, 12:44 PM
Good morning everyone!

Jen 2 ~ Welcome, you will love it here, a great bunch!!

Trish ~ It is too bad about the IP, we love hearing from you, post when you can!

Lolly ~ Glad your guy won, but I am happy the games are finally done, it was interrupting my soap!!! :)

Kay ~ Good luck on your tests, I am sure you will do just fine!

Sarah ~ You are doing just wonderful, maintanence will be no problem, just have to find your groove, and at what points you can maintain at!

Hi Kierie!

Jen ~ Your camping outting sounds great, I bet it was a wilty weekend though, it sure has been hot and humid here!!

Ali ~ Have fun on your day off! I am glad you love your summer job, it makes life so much more enjoyable!

Kirsty ~ Scotland sounds wonderful, it is nice to have something to look forward to. Hopefully the next few days don't drag on too long!

Hello to all the lurkers out there!!

I had a good weekend, and had last Friday off, did lots of cleaning around the house and played with my children. We had a company picnic for my DH on Friday night and took our kids ATVing on Sunday, they had a great time. Eating hasn't been too bad for me. We did have pizza last night though, so I am trying to watch it this week. Honestly it is so hot here, eating is the farthest thing from my mind, so hopefully I lose this week, I have 1 month before my SIL wedding, and I still would like to lose close to 10 pounds, hopefully I can get at least 5 pounds off. I am starting to do Tae Bo at night, would like to walk but the humidity here, even at 8 p.m. is terrible, so walking is on hold. My treadmill doesn't come in until the beginning of August, so video workouts are my answer now.

Work is slow and boring right now, students and faculty are on summer break, so quiet is the word for the summer here.

My goal for the week is drinking my water, in addition to keeping my points in check. I am also trying to make some healthful dinner choices too. Need some new receipes, kind of in a rut lately.

On the friends issue that was brought up....I have several friends that are fun to go shopping with or out for drinks occasionally, but really have 2 very close friends that I share very personal things with. One has been my best friend since middle school, and she even lives 1500 miles away, and we are still very close, the other has been a very close friend for about 8 years, and happens to be my SIL, she lives very close. I agree with whoever said, "you should feel lucky to have at 1 or 2 very close friends in your lifetime!". It is very true that the high school/college friends for the most part drift away, also the friends that don't have similar lifestyles to yours drift away too. I have friends that aren't married or have children, and I honestly don't really enjoy going out with them, we just don't have much in common any more. They are into going to the "meat market" clubs, and I just don't do that, not looking for "Mr. Right" anymore! :)

WOW! Am I a rambler today or what!! DH is working third shift this week, so the kids and I are on our own again. I have so much going on this month and next. My SIL bridal shower and bachelorette party is the 21st of July, (so is my 30th birthday!), then we have relatives in town from NJ for two weeks in August, plus SIL wedding is August 11th. My cousin is having her baby shower July 28th, and the Matron of Honor in my SIL wedding and myself still have to shop for the bridal shower and get the gag gifts for the bachelorette party. Plus we have final fittings for the dresses this Sat. Holy cow! I'm running out of time!!! :)

Anyway, I am boring you all to death, better go....later!!! :)

TxAggie
07-09-2001, 01:53 PM
I meant to post on this the other day, but ended up running out of time. I'm in a unique situation i guess because there is a group of about 10 or 15 that have stayed really close for the past 12 years. The group started in High school with 5 girls and 2 guys and has expanded as we've met more people in college and gotten married. Its funny because all of the spouses have been "approved" of by the whole group and assimilated in (now it sounds like a cult). We've gone through our ups and downs, but for the most part the longest I've gone without talking to someone in the group is a couple months. We're also somewhat scattered now, but we get together whenever we can. The ranch I always talk about is one of our favorite places to meet up. I think next year we're all planning on going to Mexico for a big trip. I feel really blessed that we've made it this long, through deaths, marriages, and births. There are a few friends I've been close to that have drifted apart, but my group makes up for it. I even had a bridesmaid that quit talking to me a few months before the wedding for no reason. It was really weird. I was sad that the friendship was over, but I had to move on anyway. Hearing all of ya'lls friendship stories makes me realize how normal it is for friends to fade in and out sometimes.

Well, I've rambled long enough!
I'll try to make it back soon!
Kay

Brenda N
07-09-2001, 02:28 PM
WE BOUGHT A HOUSE, WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! You guys! I canít believe it. WHAT HAVE WE DONE?!?!?!?! We went to look at the one off the small lake and the house was not in good shape. We hated the layout anyway. Oh, and the hot tub advertised? Well, itís cracked in a dozen places and the cover is trashed. :rolleyes: I canít believe she advertised it with a hot tub. So we looked at 4 or 5 other houses Sat and we decided to make a bid on the one we are buying. Itís a raised ranch ~ two levels. There are two big open areas downstairs with a full bedroom and ĺ bath. Thereís also a cool wood burning stove. Yes, it does have regular gas heating too. Upstairs is a big kitchen, eating area, living area Master Bedroom with ĺ bath, 2 smaller bedrooms and a full bath with a jet tub!! Kind of makes up for no hot tub eh? There are two decks on the top level that overlook the mountains. There are trees kind of in the way, but we are going to have some beautiful sunsets! The inspection will be this week and if all goes well we will close on August 10. We would take possession on the 13th. Iím freaking out now b/c I have to pack and my schedule is a nightmare between now and then. Itís exciting but very overwhelming at the same time. Iíll be really excited once we get in the house! Needless to say, we didnít make it to the Renaissance Festival Saturday.

Kirsty: Thanks. Iíll probably be behind on all the conversations for the day which really bums me out. Iím betting Iíll be posting late at night or early morning. Weíll see, I will really miss your support and humor during the day and my time at night is so limited :cry: I guess Iíll have to work it out huh?

Ali: Retail absolutely counts! When I quit retail and got a regular office job is when I gained 30-40 pounds before I decided to do something about it.

Jen: You go girl! Bare that button :lol:

I have been a bad WW~not following plan at all. I can tell a difference b/c I'm feeling more tired and have less energy. I really need to get back on track but I just don't feel like it. Ever feel that way? Gotta run.

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." -- Marie Curie

TonyaLyn
07-09-2001, 02:34 PM
Brenda!

CONGRATS! on the house, that is wonderful!! You will be very busy for the rest of this summer! :)

Jen-L
07-09-2001, 02:45 PM
BRENDA... YAH FOR YOU! I felt the same way when we bought our house. It was so exciting, yet I was super scared!!! I am sooo happy for you... when's the house warming party??? OH I would LOVE to come!!! You are really going to LOVE being a homeowner... I assume you are renting now! I love the fact that everything is MINE and I can change it if I want to!!! Oh and I sooooo happy for you!!! :)

Tonya... I pulled up the recipe thread and added a couple, since you said you needed some help!! :smug:

TonyaLyn
07-09-2001, 02:58 PM
Good morning everyone!

Jen 2 ~ Welcome, you will love it here, a great bunch!!

Trish ~ It is too bad about the IP, we love hearing from you, post when you can!

Lolly ~ Glad your guy won, but I am happy the games are finally done, it was interrupting my soap!!! :)

Kay ~ Good luck on your tests, I am sure you will do just fine!

Sarah ~ You are doing just wonderful, maintanence will be no problem, just have to find your groove, and at what points you can maintain at!

Hi Kierie!

Jen ~ Your camping outting sounds great, I bet it was a wilty weekend though, it sure has been hot and humid here!!

Ali ~ Have fun on your day off! I am glad you love your summer job, it makes life so much more enjoyable!

Kirsty ~ Scotland sounds wonderful, it is nice to have something to look forward to. Hopefully the next few days don't drag on too long!

Hello to all the lurkers out there!!

I had a good weekend, and had last Friday off, did lots of cleaning around the house and played with my children. We had a company picnic for my DH on Friday night and took our kids ATVing on Sunday, they had a great time. Eating hasn't been too bad for me. We did have pizza last night though, so I am trying to watch it this week. Honestly it is so hot here, eating is the farthest thing from my mind, so hopefully I lose this week, I have 1 month before my SIL wedding, and I still would like to lose close to 10 pounds, hopefully I can get at least 5 pounds off. I am starting to do Tae Bo at night, would like to walk but the humidity here, even at 8 p.m. is terrible, so walking is on hold. My treadmill doesn't come in until the beginning of August, so video workouts are my answer now.

Work is slow and boring right now, students and faculty are on summer break, so quiet is the word for the summer here.

My goal for the week is drinking my water, in addition to keeping my points in check. I am also trying to make some healthful dinner choices too. Need some new receipes, kind of in a rut lately.

On the friends issue that was brought up....I have several friends that are fun to go shopping with or out for drinks occasionally, but really have 2 very close friends that I share very personal things with. One has been my best friend since middle school, and she even lives 1500 miles away, and we are still very close, the other has been a very close friend for about 8 years, and happens to be my SIL, she lives very close. I agree with whoever said, "you should feel lucky to have at 1 or 2 very close friends in your lifetime!". It is very true that the high school/college friends for the most part drift away, also the friends that don't have similar lifestyles to yours drift away too. I have friends that aren't married or have children, and I honestly don't really enjoy going out with them, we just don't have much in common any more. They are into going to the "meat market" clubs, and I just don't do that, not looking for "Mr. Right" anymore! :)

WOW! Am I a rambler today or what!! DH is working third shift this week, so the kids and I are on our own again. I have so much going on this month and next. My SIL bridal shower and bachelorette party is the 21st of July, (so is my 30th birthday!), then we have relatives in town from NJ for two weeks in August, plus SIL wedding is August 11th. My cousin is having her baby shower July 28th, and the Matron of Honor in my SIL wedding and myself still have to shop for the bridal shower and get the gag gifts for the bachelorette party. Plus we have final fittings for the dresses this Sat. Holy cow! I'm running out of time!!! :)

Anyway, I am boring you all to death, better go....later!!! :)

JKarr
07-09-2001, 03:01 PM
Brenda - Congratulations!!!! That is sooooo exciting! :D
A view of the mountains sounds wonderful - I live in such a flat part of the country!!

Tonya - Your life sure is busy, huh?! :dizzy: It sure makes it harder to eat well and exercise when life is so hectic, but it sounds like you are doing wonderfully. Hang in there!

Trish - It is a small world. I live in the city, but grew up in the south suburbs. I used to go to Peoria in high school for speech tournaments (stayed at Jumors!) Congrats on your pregnancy! Enjoy it!

I am doing so well so far today, and for whatever reason, have a newly positive outlook on things. I had a rough winter with a lot of major changes in my personal life occurring, so I am not surprised that I gained weight, but I just don't want to use that as an excuse. I need to get back on track and lose the few pounds I have gained. Today it all seems possible! :)

Jen2

TonyaLyn
07-09-2001, 03:02 PM
Jen ~

Thanks for pulling up the receipe thread, those are great receipes you posted. I am going to try them asap!!! :)

Trish O
07-09-2001, 03:03 PM
Congratulations!!!!!! That is great!!!! I am so happy for you. I also love being a home owner and know you will too!!!! I think it is so strange how you just know when you find the right one. That is how it was with us and our house. Oh, I am so excited for you...

Jen: Thank you for pulling up the recepie thread. I was also in a food rut. I forgot how much good stuff was on there.

Hello to eveyone else.

Trish

Trish O
07-09-2001, 03:10 PM
Jen K: I did speech in HS and College. I bet you came to the Bradley tournament. Who did you compete for? I went to Glenbard South, but that was a long time ago. Then I did speech in college for ISU. Hubby did speech in college for Bradley. Very small world! P.S., I am jelous. I wish I lived downtown. But hubby is a Peoria boy, so I don't see that happening.

See you all - -Trish

sbirdhr
07-09-2001, 03:32 PM
Brenda - I am so ecxcited for you!!!! :D Let us know if the house is listed anywhere on the internet. I would love to check it out. try realtor.comand ziprealty.com. You are going to love it. It sounds wonderful!!!

Kay - Glad to hear from you again. Your group of friends sounds like fun. I wish we had a central location to meet up. I have a few small groups of friends from college that I am still close with but they don't all keep in touch with eachother. I met up with 3 of them (former roommates and sorority sisters) in Jan, we went to Herhsey, PA. DH has a big group like yours - we are now 17 or so including spouses and fiances (soon to be a baby too).

Tonya - I hope the recipes get you out of your food rut. I am sure that you will lose at least the 5 pounds before the wedding. Have you lost any since you got back on track? You are doign great, keep it up!

Jen - thanks for the recipes, I will check them out. I won't need them this week due to dinner invitations with my dad in town:dizzy:

JenK - Glad to hear about your posistive attitude. The group really helps :)

Trish - You sound so much more upbeat! I am so happy for you! :D

I am still bored at work. My client for tomorrow has been cancelled so I don't know what I am going to be doing. I am leaving at 4 so an hour and a half left. I will be at 9.5 points when I leave. I'm going to the gym and then out to dinner. I checked out the menu online, it is going to be hard to find anything low-point but I did see something about a no-oil sauce for pasta so I will ask about that. Talk to you later!

Sarah

Janet R
07-09-2001, 04:41 PM
Brenda! Congrats on the house! You sound so excited. :) A view of the mountains... how lovely that sounds!

Trish: Glad you are feeling well. Prenatal water aerobics sounds like a blast. Def. check w/ your doc. but I think exercise during pregancy is a wonderful thing. Your muscles get so tired lugging around the big ole baby as time goes on and I think exercise could be a big benefit.

Jen K: Welcome! Glad to "meet" you.

No time to type much else. Just wanted to let you all know I was thinking about you and I haven't dropped off the planet. Work is just super-duper busy. I'd love to post from home at night, but then I'd always be last on the thread. :(

I've tried to get back OP the last 2 days but seem to blow it somewhere in the course of today. Today it was the coffee cake in the break room that did me in.

Speaking of houses... check out these pictures from our kitchen remodel project! It's not fully completed yet, but you can get a general idea of the massive transformation. And remember, all of those new cabinets came in flat boxes! LOL

http://www.mamaotter.20m.com/photo.html

Till next time,

KO
07-09-2001, 05:25 PM
BRENDA OMG CONGRATS!!!!! what should i make for the housewarming :lol:
janet i have those cabinets in my kitchen ;) it looks great

Hi Tonya ;)
I have been a Good lil WW today
I was given strict orders not to mess the kitchen
gram comes home from PA today and everythings clean soo I got takeout for lunch 2 lunch specials b/c i cant cook for dinner either
One steamed veggies with white rice and no sauce
and oen chicken and broccoli with white rice
I didnt eat the rice or my wonton soup i just mixed the veggies in with the chicken and broc I have to see if dottis has that listed
and i stopped before i was full and am guzzling watter Woowooooo
*shakesherbooty*

TonyaLyn
07-09-2001, 05:29 PM
Janet !

Your kitchen looks awesome!! Love the color of the cabinets! Lots of hard work, but well worth it. :)

Trish O
07-09-2001, 05:39 PM
Janet: your kitchen looks great! You all really did a lot. I love the wall color. Also, fun to see your family photo at the beach on the home page.

Tonya: I am so gald that you are turning 30 soon...and I won't be the only one!

Trish

Jen-L
07-09-2001, 05:51 PM
Janet... Nice Kitchen. You did a lot in a short amount of time!

Trish... HOLD ON... I will join your 30-something group soon... I turn 30 in May. But I am staying here since I love ya all way too much. Plus I can deny I am 30 and no one will be the wiser! :s:

1 hour and 10 minutes. I need a break! Mondays are very unmotivating for me!

Told hubby we are having grilled chicken breasts and green bean casserole for dinner. Did you know that green bean casserole made with low fat soup is not that bad for you! YAHH! I love it! What's everyone else having???

PS... I counted my points today.. first time in way over a week. 1st step in getting back on track! I plan to get to WI on Saturday, but not sure if I can. And I missed last week... BAD ME! I am not OP lately! :mad:

KO
07-09-2001, 06:18 PM
jen Quick Q how do you make green bean casserole?

Jen-L
07-09-2001, 06:41 PM
K... I make a large batch and this is all estimates... I am a throw together kind of cook. 2 cans green beans, 1 can cream of mushroom soup, about 1 teaspoon or so soy sauce, 1 can mushrooms, french onions sprinkled on top. This is from my head, but the real recipe is on some cans of Cambells Cream on Mushroom Soup. Mix the stuff together, sprinkle the onions on top and bake. I use the lower fat soup! Yummmmm...

Jen-L
07-09-2001, 06:49 PM
OK... ignore the above babble... I found the ORIGINAL recipe on the Campbells website!!


Campbell'sģ Green Bean Casserole
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.

1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Campbell'sģ Cream of Mushroom or 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp. soy sauce

Dash pepper

4 cups cooked cut green beans

1 1/3 cups French'sģ French Fried Onions


MIX soup, milk, soy, pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in 1 1/2-qt. casserole.
BAKE at 350įF. for 25 min. or until hot.
STIR. Sprinkle with remaining onions. Bake 5 min. Serves 6.


I SUBSTIUTE... Water for the Milk and use the 98% fat free soup and use canned cut green beans and use less of the onions or non at all if I don't have them!! Enjoy!!!!