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02-10-2006, 03:45 PM

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

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

02-10-2006, 03:49 PM
I hope Sherry doesn't get mad at me for starting a new thread, but that other one was getting way longer than she usually lets them get.

I am getting really worried about her!! Sherry, WHERE ARE YOU!? :?:

I got my ears stapled today. Stapling is supposed to "help" with the weight-loss process. I'm sure it's just a fad, but if it works, then, hey! I'll let you all know how it goes. I think the results are mainly a result of what's going on psychologically, but, for $25, it was worth a shot for me.

02-10-2006, 03:51 PM
I spelled "loozing" wrong!!! :o

02-10-2006, 05:11 PM
Cheryl-Thanks for starting the new thread. I miss Sherry!!! Did the stapling hurt??? I can't wait to see if it works!!

Gayle-How is work going?

The FMPD finally called me today after I emailed them this weekend about the stuff going on with Patty. He said that he was going to give my email to the guy in the ICE dept, whatever that is. Something about Homeland Security and Interstate mail. We'll see. I still think it's the little stinker next door sending the stuff.

02-11-2006, 08:46 AM
Good morning everyone! I'm off to Odyssey of the Mind judges training. No running for me today. I changed my WI day to Saturday, since I can weigh at a decent hour, instead of 4:AM. I feel much better now. I am weighing at 6:AM. It's all in my sick head!

02-11-2006, 12:06 PM
Shelley-Wow..that is so weird. I did Odyssey of the mind when i was in high school. I never heard of anyone else talking about it. My team came in dead last. Of course i had alteriour motives. I was the only girl on my team and i got to boss around a bunch of frisky adolescant nerds because i had boobs :). I was in my glory. I could of cared less about the whole OM thing. I had no clue about the rules or anything. Isnt that terrible? No wonder we lost.

02-11-2006, 12:39 PM
Tell me more about this Odyssey of the minds... never heard of it. Must be because school from my perspective was more of a social event instead of actually learning something. LOL!

Cheryl, do you apply pressure to the staples when you are hungry? Tell us more about how the little guys work!
BTW: Thank you very much for starting the new thread. It is appreciated!

Erin, I have found through life, it is a good thing at times to have boobs!!LOL! Works the best when we are dealing with a group of "boobs" also known as the opposite sex.

Shelley, I will probably hold off doing what we discussed until you hear back from the FMPD. K??
Work is going well, I am toning in my arms from lifting heavy cases around. I think my legs are a bit firmer too. Now if I could only get rid of this tummy and all the extra flab in various areas. I never sit down from the time I go to work until I leave plus we are always pulling stock or working on delivered orders, I am active the entire time so this is helping.

I'm wondering where Sher is too... is anyone receiving emails from her?? I haven't received one for several weeks now.

Our board is starting to slip again and this worries me. We are missing a few of our regular posters and everyone is so busy, most are not able to post as often as usual. Personally, I love this group and I hope we can all continue to post and keep the support and motivation flowing.

FIL was able to go home yesterday. He is holding down food but is very malnourished. We are guessing he weighs in the low 90's. He will have home health care after Monday to just come in and check on him a few times a week and he will also be starting out patient therapy next week. He was so happy to go home. Thank you all for the prayers, we all know how prayer can change the course of things.

BTW: Baby Skylyn is a trooper! She is at 1 pound, 14 ounces!! She is off the respirator and the doctor is optimistic. She can go home when she weighs 5 pounds and is sucking on her own.

Wishing everyone a great weekend!

02-11-2006, 06:07 PM
Erin-Both of my daughters did OM, and the oldest went to state several times. She had the same team a few years in a row.

Gayle-OM consists of 7 problems. A team picks out 1 of the problems and works on a solution for many months. It's all using their creative minds and teamwork. They are allowed no outside assistance from adults or other kids. They have a coach, but the coach just guides them through the problem. It would be a wonderful thing for Allison to get into, if her school offers it. Kids from kindergarten through college can do it, but the school must have a membership. They actually apply for it in August, I think. You can read more at That's okay with holding off. I was thinking the same thing. I'll see if they get back in touch with me next week or not. If they don't, maybe you can give it a try?

I haven't heard from Sherry. I hope she's okay. I can't remember the last time she's been gone so long without letting us know something.

I am also worried about Ramona. I know everyone is so busy, but those of us left here start worrying about all of our dear friends on this board. I've gotten emails from Carol, so I know she must be okay.

Debbie, Sherry, Ramona, Carol, Doni (We all know where Dee is!!) please at least say you are still okay!

02-11-2006, 09:01 PM
Good evening everyone! I spent the day today taking quilting workshops...a rotary cutting class this morning and an 8 pointed star class this afternoon. I had a great time and learned so much!

I also wish the AWOL Floozies would check in! I know everyone must be horribly busy, but it would be nice to know that everyone is ok...

Cheryl ~ Tell us more about having your ears stapled. Is it like getting your ears pierced? Is there really a staple in your ear? I've never heard of this before!

Shelley ~ I'm glad you got the professionals involved! Hopefully they will get right on it and find out where this stuff is coming from!

OM is a popular activity around here...I know a lot of kids who participate in it. I bet judging would be fun!

Erin ~ Too funny about the boobs! :lol:

Gayle ~ Your FIL must be so happy to finally be back at home! My prayers are with him as he continues to recover.

I'm so happy to hear that little Skylyn is doing so well too! She remains in my prayers as well.

Kim R
02-12-2006, 08:21 AM
Hi, all! I'm just going to jump right in.

My husband wants us to take a trip this coming August. The first stop will be to visit a relative that I haven't seen since I was at my heaviest. I'd love to show up at least at the half-way mark between my top weight and my goal weight. It would be even better if I could wear the nice summer clothing that hasn't fit me for about five years. Later in the trip, I hope to meet up with a lady I have known for a couple years from an online women's group. She's only seen pictures of the "thin" me (even though I've been clear that I don't look like that anymore), so I'd like to not be a shock to her. :)

02-12-2006, 08:44 AM
WELCOME, KIM!!:wel3fc: Please do join right in. We are glad to have you aboard! What plan are you on?

Kim R
02-12-2006, 09:19 AM
Thank you, Shelley. I'm trying to use the Canada Food Guide and walking. That's how I've been successful in the past in losing and maintaining. Right now, I'm not being very strict, mostly just recording everything I eat and making healthier choices. (Isn't it funny that just knowing you have to record eating something is enough to make you think twice. :) )

Eventually, I'll have to bump up the exercise and be more careful with portion sizes.

02-12-2006, 12:04 PM
Hello gals...

Sorry it has been awhile since i posted last and WELCOME to our new members this is a great group of floozies here.

Well the last several weeks have been hectic(what's new) with the daycare and deciding if i still want to do this. I had one little one who screamed all day and never let up. Eliminated a few things and tried to tell mom that she needed to start him on baby food b/c he was starving with just a bottle. I was on my lassssssssssst nerve with him and almost closed the daycare down b/c of him. Needless to say once she started feeding him he finally is starting to be a good little one.

Eddie and I have a voucher for a bed/b-fast in Gatlinburg that we will be using in the spring. One of my parents -parents have and B&B there.
Cara is doing well and still with the boyfriend who now doesn't have a job anymore and she is going into nursing and works for some drs. and loving it.

My health has been somewhat ok if they can get my thyroid under control but otherwise feeling ok

My mom had to have all her teeth pulled Thursday and we were really worried b/c she is on blood thinners and highly allergic to meds of any kind she has ever been on but she did beautifully.

Someone here wanted to know if i was the one who gets along famously with the in-laws and that is me. They are such an unenjoyment to be around and i am like someone here who says they like to run out screaming with the SIL. I am the same way with all of them.
Now i was nice and went to dinner with the MIL(don't fall over Gayle) and Eddie last nite and then took her to Penny's to shop....I try very hard not to do that very often.We did have a nice time..........

Well that is all for now.

Catch u all later.

02-12-2006, 12:12 PM
WELCOME KIM!! You will love this group of ladies. I live about 45 minutes from Toronto in Keswick, which is on Lake Simcoe.
Not much new with me, although I do read the post a couple of times a day. Just don't have too much going on. The new meds seem to help a bit, but not much.
SHERRY - Where are you? We miss you!
Doni - I hope you are okay. I worry about you with the situation you are in. Please check in and let us know that you are alright.

02-12-2006, 12:33 PM
Good Sunday morning girls!

Nice to have you here Kim!!! We are a GREAT group of ladies who will ALWAYS be here for motivation and support. A few tend to slip away from the board every so often but there are others who will be here daily checking in no matter what life brings them.

Vickster, Vickster, please don't stray again...we want to know about you and your family. Glad the baby is now getting food and is satisfied. When I had a daycare, it just amazed me no what some of the parents would do. What ever happened to common sense? LOL!

Shelley, I sent a personal email to Ramona but as of this point, I haven't heard back. I think she is just so overwhelmed now with all the happenings in her life. She knows we love her though and I bet just as soon as things settle down she will be right back here.

Suzy, I'm happy to hear you had some Suzy time and you enjoyed the classes!!! feel free to post pics of your creations whenever you want, we would all love to see them!

Janice, nice to know you are getting some relief from the meds! Even though you don't think you have anything to share here, you do! It's nice to know people are posting instead of just reading the messages. Even if your messages don't concern weight loss, we still want to hear from you!

Cheryl, how are the piercings? Can you tell a difference?

Getting ready to go see the FIL, shop for shoes and get Steve packed for a week out of town. Yep...I will be spending Valentines by myself this year...


02-12-2006, 01:39 PM
Vicki-I'm the other one with the in-law issues. I'm glad that you were able to have a good time shopping with her though. I'm not sure I could handle that and dinner too. You are amazing to be able to provide care for those little ones at your daycare. It has to be rough at times, but it sounds like you are doing okay with it. Glad your mom came through the teeth surgery okay.

Janice-Maybe once the meds kick in more you will have more relief.

Suzy-Yes, please do post pics. We always like to see what our Floozie's can do!

Gayle-I know Ramona is very overwhelmed. Please let me know as soon as you hear from her. I also sent Sherry and email.

It's cold here!! Overcast and definitly not Fl weather! I ran 12.5 miles today and even wore a long sleeve shirt. I can't remember the last time I kept one on the whole way. Had to wear gloves too!

The people next door to us put their house up for sale $982,500.00. I don't think anyone would pay that kind of money with our house next door to them. This should be interesting.

02-12-2006, 04:31 PM
Wow Shelley! Those people want about $930,000.00 more then our house is worth!!! What kind of monthly payment would that make?
I hope you hear back from Sher, I hope she isn't away because of something serious.
It is really cold here today too along with the wind blowing.

02-13-2006, 06:36 AM
Hi all-I received this note from Sherry:

Thanks for writing and asking about me. I'm doing better. I've been real sick.My b/p got VERY high and the doctor wanted to admit me in the hospital but I talked her out of it.She was afraid that I would have a stroke. I've got it down a lot but it's still a little high.I had a headache for 6 days straight. It's been aweful.

I haven't posted anywhere lately. I'm coming back soon. I was just going to take care of my health first. I'm going back to work tomorrow.I go back to the doctor Thursday.

Tell everyone hello & that I love you all. Thanks again Shelley. I miss you & the gang.

Let's all keep Sherry in our prayers, and hope she comes back here soon!!

02-13-2006, 10:01 AM
Shelley, thanks for posting the update on/from Sherry.

I'm not sure yet if I can tell a difference with my ears stapled. The right one itches a little (b/c that's the side I sleep on), but other than that I forget they're there.

I have lost 4 pounds since last Monday, but I attribute that more to the diet I've been on.

Ladies, I think I have a problem, but I'm not sure I want to talk about it right now, because I feel stupid about it. Let me simmer for awhile and I'll be back to discuss it. Maybe.

02-13-2006, 10:38 AM
Prayers sent Sherry for a speedy recovery! I hope they can do what they need to with your meds to get your BP under control. If you need anything, let us know! WE MISS YOU!

Shelley, thank you for taking the time to send Sher a note. There is always a reason for everything, I should of knew it was something serious with Sher for her to be away from the board so long.

Cheryl, share if you wish. We are here to offer friendship and support. Just know if it is something really bothering you, we can be your venting post.

02-13-2006, 06:09 PM
Hola everyone.... and welcome Kim even though i feel silly saying that since I am so new myself. Shelley I so don't want to hear complaining about having to wear When you get almost 2 feet of snow. Then we can talk. :) I HATE IT!!!! I NEED SPRING DARNNIT!!!! I was off today for one of the presidents birthday's so i went to the gym and the mall and the book store. It was nice. I got to use some of my gift cards that i got for christmas. It was nice to be alone. I snowed in all weekend with DH and my best friend who is in the process of divorcing her huspand keeps calling me crying. I swear i am going to start charging her insurance company as her psychotherapist if this keeps up. :) I should set up a practice or somthing and get paid. I feel more stressed out over this than she does i swear. Thank god for caller ID. I cant take another 45 minute discussion on whether she should take the air conditioner or not. She wants me to drive up to see her on Wed after work which is like 1 1/2 hours away and i have a chance to get overtime that night. <banging head against the wall> Oh well... what are friends for.
On another note.. I have been exercising a lot. I did 45 min of cardio 3 times this week (since thursday). If i dont lose a nice amount of weight this week i will be so mad.
Anyway.. what is everyone doing for Valentine's day? (its my favorite holiday!)
Cheryl if you need somone to talk to my ears are open.


02-13-2006, 06:10 PM
Cheryl-Please know we are here as your friends to listen. It's up to you whether you want to share with us or not. BTW, Great weight loss!

Erin-I went to send my post and you were posting at the same time! I'm not doing anything special for Valentine's Day. I haven't even gotten Mike a card and don't know if I'll get out to do it.

I'm not feeling very well. I've had a headache all day. I'm going to go lay down. Have a great night, everyone!

02-13-2006, 11:44 PM
Erin, great job on the exercising! Keep in mind if you do not show a loss this week it could be because of the fluid your muscles could be holding from the extra workouts.
Nothing special here for Valentines! Hubby out of town so we gave each other our cards before he left. We plan to have a nice meal out (alone!) sometime after he returns. I do have plans for the evening with a bottle of merlot!! LOL!

Shelley, I hope your feeling better sweetie!
I wanted to share about my Parrotlet, Bosco. He is now quite the showoff! He has mastered: "Bosco, pretty bird", "here kitty, kitty", "no bite" plus a few other sounds and words. He actually says the things like I do. For example I really carry out the Here.......then do a fast kitty, kitty. He is quite the mimic. Tonight I had to giggle. When I cover him I have been saying in a soft voice "sleep". When I placed the covering on the cage he was inside saying ever so quietly, "sleep" plus a soft chirp or two.
It must be their nature, I remember you saying Brutus only liked you. Bosco turns into a pit bull with everyone else in the house!

Cheryl, we are here if you need us!

Suzy, did you guys get any snow?

It was in the 60's here today! Same forecast for tomorrow then to drop down into the 30's again! I need to get some pond work done tomorrow after work while the weather is nice. We went the month of January without any snow, it is so dry here.

02-14-2006, 01:12 AM


02-14-2006, 06:40 AM


We aren't doing much, I am working until 7 tonight. We will probably go out for dinner on the weekend.
Sherry - I hope you get feeling better soon. We miss you and we all worry about you. Prayers are sent your way. ( (

02-14-2006, 10:34 AM
Ok, here is my problem:

Stewart got us dish network last month "for my birthday." Well, I found out last week-end that for the past week (or maybe even longer), he has been getting up earlier to watch soft porn on Cinemax. Now, do you see why I feel stupid for having this problem? I don't understand why this bothers me so much, but IT DOES!! It's not like he's physically cheating on me, but I feel like, in a way, he is cheating on me. I mean, I'm laying in bed asleep and he's in the living room getting his kicks by watching other people (women) having sex.

Plus, now whenever we have sex I'm afraid that he's picturing these other people instead of actually "being" with me. I tried talking to him about it when I found out what he was doing. He, of course, doesn't feel like he's doing anything wrong (so he says), but he's been mad at me ever since I tried talking to him and telling him how I feel.

I'm just not sure what to do.

My uncle died on Thursday. I went to his visitation on Sunday night and got home fairly late. When I turned on "my" t.v. in our bedroom yesterday morning, it was on Cinemax, too!! I locked those channels off of my t.v.--I'm tempted to lock them off of his t.v. in the living room, but I know it would make him even madder at me!

Anyway, thanks for "listening"


02-14-2006, 11:15 AM
Cheryl ~ I don't know why you should feel stupid...I would be upset too! It makes it even worse that you told him how you felt and he didn't even bother to take your feelings into consideration...I would be furious. I wish I had a solution for you, but I really don't know what to tell you. Just know that I'm here for you and more than willing to listen! :hug:

Also, my sympathies for the loss of your uncle. It sounds like you have had a lot to deal with lately. :hug:

BTW...Congratulations on the 4 pounds lost! :carrot:

Gayle ~ We were on the very edge of the storm and only got a couple of inches of snow...we were LUCKY!

Shelley ~ I hope you're feeling better today!

Erin ~ You are really doing great with the exercise! Keep it up! :carrot:

Sherry ~ I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't been well! Feel better soon! :hug:

Vicki ~ I'm glad you checked in...we have missed hearing from you!

Janice ~ I'm glad you checked in too! Just post a quick "hello"...even if you don't have anything going on we still like to know that you are here and ok!

My grandgirls are here today, so we're going to make Valentine's dinner for everyone tonight...maybe we'll even break out a tablecloth and some candles! ;) Have a great Valentine's Day everyone!

02-14-2006, 11:30 AM
happy valentines day!
sorry ive been mia!
welcome all the newcomers and congratulation to all the losers!
im doing ok.
stuff is pretty much the same here!
i will try to post later more.
cant afford him looking over my shoulder.
hello to everyone!
looks like the boards a little slow so maybe i can catch up!
love you all!

02-14-2006, 11:32 AM
Cheryl, check your messages. I am so sorry to hear about your uncle, your family is in my prayers sweetie.

Suzy, have fun tonight with hubby and the girls! Candles sound so sweet! I love dressing up the table or having a meal with a theme just for the heck of it. The girls & I are on our own tonight, if I give them a choice, we will be having mac & cheese! LOL!

02-14-2006, 11:33 AM
HI DONI! We posted at the same time! HAPPY TO SEE YOU HERYour doing Great job on the weight loss!

02-14-2006, 12:36 PM
Gayle ~ That's what we're having! Meatloaf, mac and cheese, green beans and blueberry/banana muffins. We have brownies in the oven right now for dessert. Not a low calorie meal, but what the's Valentine's Day! :)

02-14-2006, 12:41 PM
You could make mini meatloaves in the shape of hearts!!! If you hold dinner up for me, I'll head out when I get off of work. LOL! Sounds YUMMY!

02-14-2006, 08:49 PM
Hello All :wave:

Shelley...Thanks for posting my email & letting the girls know what is going on with me.

I went back to the doctor today instead of Thursday because I had 2 nose bleeds today. My b/p was 172/122. She took me off Lotrel (my 6th medication!) and now I'm on Tarka. I go back on the 28th. If this medication doesn't bring it down then I'll go in the hospital.

I have missed you all bunches. I'll be back on tomorrow to post to each of you.

:love: :love:HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!:love: :love:

Today is also Wayne & I wedding anniversay. 19 years today & I didn't even feel like eating out. But I cooked a nice meal at home for us.

I love & miss you all.........

02-15-2006, 06:57 AM
Sherry-Happy Belated Anniversary! I'm so sorry you are not doing well. There must be something the dr. can do about your blood pressure. Do they say if walking would help you? I'm sure you can't relax either, knowing how much you do and take everything to heart.

Cheryl-My condolences to you and yours. On the other thing--well, as you all know, the sicko that is mailing Patty things started her a subscription to Playboy. Who do you think is reading it? I told him since it is wrapped in plastic, maybe he shouldn't open it so we can give it to the police. He said, what's the difference, it's paid for! He just kept the label and I guess is reading it. I haven't seen it since it was received. I guess he's hiding it.

I'm contacting a different cop today. Someone that works out at the gym that Becky works gave her his phone number and said to call him today to discuss the matter.

Doni-Wonderful to hear from you!!

Gayle, Suzy, Everyone- Have a great day!

Better go!

02-15-2006, 11:12 AM
Sherry ~ Happy anniversary! It's nice to have you back with have been missed! I do hope this new medication helps. BP can be a tricky thing to regulate...hang in there!

Shelley ~ I'm glad you're going to talk to a different officer! Keep on them until you get some results...this guy needs to be stopped!

I got brave and stepped on the scales this morning and I am down a pound to 144! I was starting to think that I was going to be stuck at 145 forever!

02-16-2006, 10:45 AM
24 hours and not a single post? Where is everyone? :?:

02-16-2006, 12:40 PM
I'm here Suzy, just super busy & TIRED! My FIL is back home but is having fair to bad days. We have been spending the time we can up there trying to help out. I'm so happy for you dropping the extra pound! You even had the Valentines meal the day before you weighed! You are doing GREAT!

Sher, I hope they get your BP straightened out. Happy belated anniversary to you & Wayne! How many years now?

Shelley, I hope they can track down whoever is sending the stuff out. I think you are right-on with your hunch. I never did ever hear back from Ramona...

Cheryl, I hope things are going well for you. Did you get my email?

02-16-2006, 12:42 PM
Oh, I never posted my weight for the week, I am up 3#. As of this point I am leaving my tracker alone. I think some of it is poor eating habits over the past few weeks plus TOM. I am making low calorie Core potato soup for dinner tonight!

02-17-2006, 06:34 AM
Gayle-I went ahead and updated my tracker because of the post about the trackers from 3FC. I am hoping to be able to post losses in the coming weeks, though.

Suzy-Sorry, I haven't had time to post either. Just lazy. I don't know what's wrong with me. I don't want to do much of anything, other than run. I'm just so tired. I really don't want to go to work today, but I must!

02-17-2006, 10:16 AM
Well we are having a blizzard today. Can't even see the road from the front window. I have to go to the specialist at 1:30 and be to work for 3. I hope it lets up soon. I am so tired of winter and all this snow.
I haven't been really watching what I eat. I need some motivation.
I feel so crummy it is hard to really care. I keep thinking of all the things that could be wrong with me and scaring myself half to death.
I hope the specialist has all the test results and some answers. The medication he put me on did not work and the swelling and inflammation is twice as bad as when I was there two weeks ago.
Sherry - I hope the doctor can get your blood pressure down soon. Shelley - It is not like you to not post everyday. I hope you are okay.
Gayle - I hop your FIL is feeling better soon.
Has anyone heard from Ramona?

02-17-2006, 11:08 AM
It sounds like everyone has a bad case of the winter blahs! I know I will be a lot happier when spring gets here...hopefully it won't be much longer!

Janice ~ I hope you can make it to your appointment sure to let us know what the doctor has to say!

Gayle ~ I'm sorry that your FIL is not doing well. No wonder you're tired trying to do things for him and keeping things done at home. I hope he starts feeling better soon.

Shelley ~ You strike me as a person who is always on the go...maybe you just need to take a break and rest up some. (Don't take a break from posting though...we would miss you too much! :hug: )

02-17-2006, 06:47 PM
Please say a prayer for FIL. We are back in the hospital as of last night. We spent several hours in the ER, then they moved him to a room. 15-20 minutes after the move, his blood pressure was so low he was transferred to ICU. we spent all night there with no sleep. I came home long enough this afternoon to pickup from school and take care of animals. I am just heading out again and will be staying all night.
Sorry I'm away from the board right now...

02-17-2006, 06:47 PM
Sorry if I haven't been posting enough. I have just been so upset over this stuff Patty is getting. Today, she got another subscription to Playboy and Playboy Digital (whatever that is.) I contacted customer service, but being the idiot I am, I emailed them under the address of the pervert sending the stuff, since it was directly from their website and his email is where it was ordered from. I had to send another email telling them not to respond to his address. I know they get thousands of emails and will probably respond to him instead of me. My main problem is I put my home phone number on it. What a stupid b&*ch I am!! I am so mad at myself.

Enough about me. Janice-I am so sorry you are depressed about your condition. I hope the specialist was able to help you and at least give you some relief. I hate to tell you, but it is still in the 80's here. I'll try to send some warm weather your way.

Gayle-I get tired just thinking of you going to visit everybody that you are caring for. You really need to try and get some time for Gayle.

Dee-I miss you!!! You must really be living it up in PV.

02-17-2006, 06:48 PM
Gayle-We were posting at the same time. My prayers are being sent for your FIL.

02-17-2006, 09:37 PM
Gayle ~ I'm sorry to hear that your FIL is back in the hospital. The poor man sure has had a rough time of it lately. I'm keeping him in my prayers.

Shelley ~ I'm sure you have reported all these new arrivals to the police department. Have they interviewed the person you suspect is responsible? Seems like they should be able to do something to stop this's clear cut harrassment!

Janice ~ You've been on my mind all did your appointment go today?

02-18-2006, 01:28 PM
Home for awhile to check on things. FIL is still in ICU and looks like he will be there awhile. I stayed Thursday night, all day & night Friday. I'm home for awhile today and then will be going back later to spend the night. He has infection and numerous other things going on.

Suzy, thank you for always finding the time to post. Please don't get discouraged with us, hopefully things will settle down for everyone and we will start seeing more activity here on the board.

Shelley, I really do think it is who you suspect, too many similarities. Hopefully, the cops will go off of what you have told them as their lead. Bet someone is going to be upset when they see their credit card statement!

02-18-2006, 02:16 PM
Good morning everyone. Well.. its the afternoon but I am sure it is morning for some of you. Nothing is new here. I lost another .6th of a pound. Whoopee. Lets organize a parade. :( I was so angry than i stormed out of my weight watchers meeting. Now that i think about it. I seemed a little bratty. I did some investigating into what i have been eating and i have found the culprit. We have a place called Moe's southwestern grill which is like a Taco Bell but edible. Its to die for. I usually get a grilled chicken burrito with no beans. It has rice, chicken, some cheese ( i ask for a little), tomatos and lettuce ( i ask for extra of those to fill it up). Its wrapped up in a tortilla. Okay so i calculated it at around 10 points. It comes with chips but i rarely eat them. I went online and this piece of crap burrito has like 35 grams of fat and 911 calories. I almost passed out. I was soooooo mad. Their quesadilla with chiken has 5 grams of fat and 250 calories. Dont fast food places have to have their nutritional information showing? uggghhhh
Anyway.. I am an aunt again. My sister in-law had a baby yesterday. A little boy. He was 8 lbs 7 oz. He is HUGE. He is absolutly adorable. My neice is in for a rude awakening though. She is spoiled rotten. God i want a baby so bad.
Tonight my huspand and i are celebrating Valintine's day since he works late during the week because of tax season. We are going to dinner in the city and out to a bar. Bye Bye flex points. Luckily i went to the gym this morning so that gives me more room.

Gayle- I am sorry about your father in law. I hope he gets better soon.


02-18-2006, 03:08 PM
Gayle - So sorry to here your FIL is back in the hospital. You are in my prayers.
Suzy - thanks for asking. It went okay. I told him that the anti-inflammatories hadn't worked at all. He changed meds again. This is the third time. I went for more blood work.
So far the tests that he has back show that I don't have Lupus, or rhuematoid arthritis. All xrays are also normal for my age.
He says I have to hang in there and he will make me feel better. I told him I have never felt so bad in my life.
It is so frustrating - weeks go by without a change.
Enough ranting about me.
How is everyone else doing?

02-18-2006, 03:16 PM
Janice, I am sorry you are feeling so bad. I know how frustrating it can be when you feel sick and you aren't being helped. If you need someone to talk to i am here to listen.

02-18-2006, 05:00 PM
Janice-Has he checked your heart? I saw this thing on Discovery Health and it showed a woman in pain for years, which the drs. couldn't figure anything out. After losing her husband and her will to do anything, she finally found a dr. who said she had a heart condition that causes all this. Anyway, I think it's something similar to what Dee has. Why not have it checked out?

02-19-2006, 11:56 AM
Gayle ~ I'm continuing to keep your FIL in my prayers.

Don't worry...I'm not going to get discouraged with the Floozies. You all have become very good friends and I care about each and every one of you!

Erin ~ Oh boy...some of those innocent looking foods sure can hide a ton of calories can't they? I was shocked by quite a few of my favorites when I first started counting calories. Now that you know the cold hard truth you can make some better choices and hopefully next weeks weigh-in will be better!

Janice ~ The good news is that you don't have lupus or rheumatoid arthritis and that all of your x-rays are normal. Did the doctor maybe mention testing for fibromyalgia? I don't know a lot about it, but I do know that it is often diagnosed after lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, MS and other things are ruled out. Hang in sounds like you have a good doctor who isn't going to quit until he finds the problem.

Travis called last night and said that he should be back in the states sometime between March 28th and April 4th! Let the countdown begin...44 days!

02-19-2006, 12:33 PM
Good Freeeeeezzzzzziiiiiiinnnnngg Morning to you all

I can't wait for spring and summer it is so dang cold here today 19 degrees here in Ky.

Sher....Happy B/lated Anniversary to you and Wayne

gayle.. Prayers out to you and your family for FIL

Everyone else thinking of you and hope that you are going to have a great week.

02-19-2006, 01:03 PM
Suzy-How exciting for you!!! You will see your baby very soon!

Vicki-Good to see you here!!

Praise the Lord!! Becky called me and said she decided on going to USF. Yay!!! We will send in the deposit ASAP so she can't change her mind. Now we don't have to take the trip to Orlando the end of this month. We'll go back up to Tampa instead in the near future.

02-21-2006, 05:48 AM
Wow! No action at all yesterday! Was everybody celebrating President's Day? I left work early yesterday, came home and walked (as you know, I never walk.) I was still sore from my 15.5 mile run the day before, so I decided to walk. It was beautiful! It's in the 80's here and hot.

Gayle-Still praying for FIL.

Hi Suzy! 42 days to go!

Sherry-How are you feeling? I really miss you.

Erin-How did you do yesterday on your plan?

Janice-Prayers still coming your way from me.

Dee-I miss you!!

Debbie, Doni, Vicki, Bev, everyone! Have a great day!

02-21-2006, 08:35 AM
I have a question for all you girls. What do you think of aspartame. With feeling so crummy and no medication working, I have started looking at what I eat. I drink a lot of diet pop, crystal lite, etc. I take to gravol at night to sleep. I have read a lot of terrible things about aspartame and a lot of good things. Where is the truth? What do you believe.
I have stopped both aspartame and gravol as of yesterday. I will let you know if it makes a difference in the swelling and stiffness.
What will I drink instead of diet stuff?

02-21-2006, 10:14 AM
Janice, I'm no help with the Aspartame question. I drink 1-2 diet pops a day and sweeten with Spenda. At this point I seem to get along ok. I'm not sure what Gravol is. Sorry your still hurting, I hope you can find something to relieve you soon.

Shelley, I'm sorry I'm away right now. With FIL in the hospital, it has been an emotional rollercoaster. Dealing with complications, nutty relatives etc. He is still in ICU at this point. Last night was the first night we slept in our bed since last Thursday. I also feel bad I'm not joining you on the exercise thread. I have not even thought of trying to find a free minute to add exercise into the schedule.

02-21-2006, 12:34 PM
Shelley ~ Yes, 42 days...the countdown has begun! I get more and more excited with each day. A couple more weeks and I'll be bouncing off the walls! :lol:

Congratulations to Becky! USF is a good school and Tampa is such a nice area!

Vicki ~ I agree about those temps...BURR! I think Shelley needs to share some of her 80 degree weather with us! It will be months before I can even dream of temps like that!

Janice ~ I don't use any artificial sweeteners of any kind. I would rather go without or have a little of the real thing than put those chemicals in my body if I don't have to. It certainly couldn't hurt you to eliminate it from your diet to see if it makes a difference in how you feel. I usually drink water or tea...boring I know, but it really is better for you! I'm not sure what gravol is either, but if you don't need it and can get by without it then all the better!

Gayle ~ You must be positively worn out! I hope you FIL starts improving and that you all can get back on a more normal schedule soon! :hug:

02-21-2006, 06:18 PM
Janice-I live on artificial sweetners. My mom and dad stopped them though. They are convinced that some of my mom's hip problems have to do with it. She says she feels better after not being on it for a few months. They do drink stuff with Splenda. I have no idea what Gravol is either. Please explain..

Gayle-I didn't mean to make you feel guilty. You are so busy with caring for everybody. Have you even been able to go to work? I wish I could help you!

02-22-2006, 12:31 AM
Shelley, you didn't make me feel guilty, I just feel bad I can't join you over there...I bet it is getting lonely. I am working when I can, same with Steve & his siblings. Tonight I came home & Steve will be staying through the night. FIL had a really good day today and actually ate a small amount. The doctors threatened to eat or a permanent feeding tube will be inserted. I am tired, in fact all of us are. Nerves are starting to set in and tempers are starting to act up. Joys of taking care of the ill. Tell Becky congrats!!! I meant to post it in the last message and it slipped my mind!

Suzy, FIL has COPD in the later stages. He can be helped to overcome some hurdles but the disease continues to progress. I will be happy if he gets to go home. At this point it is just a guessing game. I bet you are marking the days off the calendar!!!! We will know to not expect a posting from you during the visit! I bet he will be shocked with your weight loss! GREAT JOB!

02-22-2006, 07:21 AM
Gravol - a motion sickness medication. Also makes me sleep.
Gayle - Hang in there with FIL, I know it gets frustrating. I hope he inproves soon.

02-22-2006, 03:31 PM
Gayle ~ I'm sorry, I didn't realize that your FIL's condition was so grave. I'll continue to keep him and the rest of your family in my prayers. :hug:

Janice ~ How are you doing without the sugar substitutes and sleep aids? I would guess that it will take awhile to work those things out of your system. It might be a good idea to drink lots of water to help flush your system.

Shelley ~ How are things with you? Are you feeling any better?

Has anyone heard from Sherry? I know she said that if this last medication didn't work that she would have to go into the hospital...I sure hope that's not the case!

It's also been a long time since Ramona checked in...I think of her often and have been keeping her son in my prayers. Has anyone heard from her?

02-22-2006, 05:24 PM
When I moved in with Stewart back in June he told me not to worry about paying any of the bills because he knew that I still had my trailer and all the bills associated with it to pay. Around August he looked at me one night while we were watching TV and said: "You know, I don't think it's right that I'm paying all the bills and your just getting to keep all of your money."

I *calmly* reminded him of the discussion that we'd had in June when he told me not to worry about paying anything and told him that when I paid off or sold my trailer I'd help him. Since then he has been CONSTANTLY (at least twice a month) reminding me that I need to be helping him with the light bill and the water bill.

I paid the December light bill even though I didn't have any extra money because I though he'd be happy with that for awhile. Well, as y'all know, I sold my trailer in January. This is the 1st month I've not had a payment on it, so I can't really tell a difference financially yet.

Saturday night he started on that thing about me paying half the bills again. I told him I would if he would figure out what half was and tell me what he wanted me to pay. Keep in mind that up until now all we have ever talked about me paying was half the water and half the electric (which were the bills that increased after I moved in)...... Well, last night he came in and told me he wants me to pay him $200/month to live there.

I wasn't expecting him to want that much, and my reaction was shock. I asked him what was $400 and he said the lights, water, phone, house payment, dish network and house insurance premiums. I told him that I didn't mind paying the lights and water, but I feel that the rest of those are his bills--
1. it's "his" house (he keeps reminding me of that) and I moved into it--it's not "our" house.
2. I don't need a house phone and I don't feel as though I should have to pay for his. It's HIS--my name is not in the phone book and I don't give that number to people. I have had a house phone 8 months out of the last five years and that was when I lived in an area where I didn't have cell service. When I told him that he said that if that was the case I needed to keep my G--d a$$ off his phone. (The only time I use that phone is when I answer it--and it's usually for him!! Or my MIL calling for me)
3. I didn't ask him to get dish network and he didn't ask me if I wanted it. He purchased it on his own and signed an 18 month contract on it. Now he wants me to pay half of it. I won't even go into the problems we're having with it (Just think late night and early morning programming!!)
4. The house is HIS house. I moved into it. He'd have the same payment on it whether I lived there or not. He's told me before that if "we" do ever buy a house that he's getting it in his and his dad's name so that if we ever get divorced I won't have a claim to it--or if he dies I won't be able to sell what he worked for. I'm sorry, but this attitude does NOT make me want to contribute to the payment of "his" house.

Am I being unreasonable? A part of me feels guilty because I'm not being the "good little wife" and just GIVING him $200/month, but the other part of me thinks that $200 is a LOT of money. $200 is RENT!!

Let me also say this: I suggested that we open a joint checking account to pay the bills from--I put in $250 and he put in $250--he was TOTALLY opposed to that idea.


02-22-2006, 06:27 PM
Cheryl-I think the joint account is a very good idea. What was his reasoning for not wanting to do that? Mike and I had separate accounts for many years, but we split most everything. Now I just give him most of my paycheck (minus my personal charge card bills.) It sounds like maybe the both of you need to go to some kind of counselor who can help you split up things fairly for payment. Even though you don't use the phone, dish network, etc., you are staying at his place. Don't let this thing tear you apart from one another. Someone has to give a little. Unfortunatly, it may have to be you. Sorry if I am not telling you what you want to hear, but I think you need to be reasonable about this. Maybe the others have a different opinion than me. BTW, who pays for the food and incidentals?

02-22-2006, 06:33 PM
I buy the incidentals (I've done that for both of us even before I moved in) and we both buy groceries.

02-22-2006, 07:22 PM
It seems strange to be itemizing everything.It also seems strange that he calls things his because he pays for them. Im sorry but it seems a little imature. That wouldn't give me the warm and fuzzies. You should be contributing something though. You two should sit down and make up a budget and decide who pays for what. In my opinion, the contribution should be proportional to your income. Who ever makes more puts in more. I know i probobly didnt help you... but i cant help giving people advice.

02-23-2006, 12:18 AM
Just dropped in long enough to give you my opinion...

When Steve & I married, everything that was his became mine and vise versa. Steve earns most of the income so his money pays most of the bills. I use my paycheck for a car payment plus some fun money. I feel if your married it should no longer be "yours", "mine", it should be "ours". I think Stewart is acting like a child requesting money and calling everything his. I'm sorry if I sound harsh Cheryl, but you don't deserve someone treating you so unfairly.
Can you tell I'm grouchy tonight??? LOL!

02-23-2006, 08:11 AM
Cheryl - I agree with Gayle. I handle all the money and pay the bills. Everything is joint. If one of us needs money we just take it out of the joint account. Neither of us is accountable to the other for what we spend.
Every couple is different. You both need to talk and find out what works for you. When you are a couple it is supposed to be us not me.

02-23-2006, 11:42 AM
Cheryl ~ We've been married for almost 25 years and since day one everything has been "ours"...I can't imagine it any other way. I wouldn't even know where to begin if I had to divide things into "his and hers", so I guess I'm not going to be of much help.

02-23-2006, 12:26 PM
I totally agree. This is coming from a newly wed though. We both put our paychecks in our account and if we want to buy something then we do. We inform the other what we bought but we don't ask for it. It's kinda a heads up kinda thing. It's one thing if you wanna buy a pony or a corvette but everything is split down the middle. Even though he makes more he went into this knowing that so tough poop. You know? Money is the #1 thing that couples fight about though and i believe it.

02-23-2006, 01:01 PM
Hi all!
I used to be a part of the Atkins forum on 3FC a couple of years ago, but that didn't work out for me so well... so I'm trying to find a new place to post and look for support..... You guys got room for a new girl?

02-23-2006, 01:19 PM
Only if you truly are a total sass bucket.

We don't allow any other kind of participation here :)

02-23-2006, 01:20 PM
WELCOME RHONDA!!! We always have room. You will love this group of ladies.

02-23-2006, 02:49 PM
Welcome Rhonda! There's always room for one more Floozie! I'm looking forward to getting to know you! :)

Cheryl ~ What the heck is a sass bucket? :lol:

02-23-2006, 03:09 PM
I dunno..... It's what's under her user ID.....

I'm just a plain-old Senior Member.....

02-23-2006, 03:14 PM
I never noticed the profile thing...I guess I should redirect my question! :rofl:

Rhonda ~ Fill us in...what is a sass bucket? :lol:

02-23-2006, 05:47 PM
I think it is similar to being a "smarty pants"???? Am I close???

WELCOME RHONDA! I love your profile pic! Looks like you'll fit right in here!

Gosh Cheryl, I went back and read my post from last night. I hope I didn't offend you, I sounded kinda like a "sass bucket" myself.

02-23-2006, 06:20 PM

This is a great group of ladies. We also have an exercise thread. Feel free to join in!

Becky got in fender bender today. She's okay, the car has a dent in the front. They didn't charge anyone with the accident, but Becky had the right of way, according to the accident report.

Gayle-How is FIL today? Still sending prayers.

Anybody remember when Dee will be back?? I really miss her!!

02-24-2006, 11:02 AM
Shelley ~ I'm sorry to hear about Becky's accident...thank goodness she wasn't hurt!

Winter has returned once again! We woke up to 20 degrees, 30 mph winds and 2 new inches of snow. How many days until spring?

My grandkids are here today and are going to spend the night tonight, so I'm sure they will be keeping me busy! I'm guessing that it will probably take me the rest of the weekend to recover! :lol: What's everyone else up to this weekend?

02-24-2006, 11:20 AM
Suzy--You're closer to Phil than any of the rest of us!! You should have "handled" this winter thing!!!!!

I know what you mean, though--I'm nursing a week-old cold, and I KNOW it's from all the drastic weather changes we've had over the past two weeks here in Arkansas. I'm ready for Spring, too!


02-24-2006, 01:13 PM
It just means I'm full of crap. :P

02-24-2006, 06:56 PM
Welcome Rhonda!!
Well ladies winter is here again and excuse my french but it sucks big time. It is so cold! My little car was blowing all over the road. ( sorry about your daughter's accident shelly. I'm glad she is okay). I need a chaufer or My little toyota echo cant take this weather. Thank god it didnt snow.
I lost 2 lbs even though i fell from grace this week. I was thrilled. I have the munchies big time. I am ready to gnaw off my arm. I went to the gym instead and did my first mile under 15 minutes whoohoo. Maybe next week i will join the olympic team for walking on a treadmill. ANyway... i better go.. the case of diet coke is calling me. Have a lovely friday!


02-25-2006, 08:10 AM
Erin-Congrats on the loss! Sorry to say, it's still in the 80's here. No chance of snow in sunny Fl!! Good for you on working out instead of eating. I'm proud of you. I can't walk a mile in under 15 minutes. That's why I have to run!

02-26-2006, 11:57 AM
Just popping in to say Happy Sunday! I hope everybody is having a good weekend.
Love to all!

02-26-2006, 12:19 PM
Shelley ~ If you keep bragging about those 80 degree temps you might end up with more than a few winter weary house guests! :lol: We woke up to two new inches of blowing and drifting snow...tonight's low is supposed to be a whole 7 degrees! :(

Cheryl ~ You're right...I should have taken care of Phil myself! I am so ready for spring! :lol:

Erin ~ Down another 2 are doing great! :carrot:

I did some shopping yesterday and got a pair of denim a SIZE 8! They are a little snug, but they go on and zip (I can breathe in them too :lol: ) ! They should be just right when it's actually warm enough here to wear them. It's hard to believe that this time last year I was wearing a very tight size 14!

02-27-2006, 10:30 AM
Whoo-hoo, Suzy!! A size 8--that's Great!!

Shelley --- pah! You need some SNOW, too!

02-27-2006, 07:08 PM
Suzy that is awesome about the size 8s.You will be in a bikini by summer. I would kill to be an 8. Right now i can barely squeeze into a 14. Old Navy 14s fit but Target 14s are unbreathable to the point where you are hopping up and down and laying on the bed trying to get them on. then you get the muffin top hanging over the top. Its humorous. Hopefully in a few weeks i will be wearing them. Way to go!
I hope you all are having a great day!


02-27-2006, 10:13 PM
Erin ~ Nobody is going to want to see this grandma in a bikini no matter how much weight I loose! :lol: You keep at it and it won't be long and you'll be in 8's too! It can be done...I'm proof and if I can do it anyone can!

02-28-2006, 07:01 AM
Suzy-Wow!! A size 8!! You ROCK!!

02-28-2006, 05:08 PM
After LOTS of thinking and conversation:

I decided that I WILL help pay the bills, because I DO live there and I am his wife.


Rather than just "giving" him $200 each month to do with as he pleases, I am going to pay the house payment, which is $212/month (plus any extra--to be applied directly to interest--if he feels I owe more that month).

My first experience with doing this resulted in the following conversation (which I found very funny):

Him: I really think you should be paying your share of the bills, and your share is $200.
Me: OK, that's fine. I paid the trailer payment yesterday (I did so w/o telling him what I was planning--you'll see why).
Him: You did what?
Me: I got the bill, wrote a check and paid it.
Him: Why didn't you give me the money so I could write a check?
Me: It was easier just to pay it.
Him: What are they going to think when they get your check for my bill.
Me: They're not going to think anything as long as the bill is getting paid. They probably don't even look that closely at the checks.
Him: Well, you should've given me the money and let me write the check. I'm the man of the house.

I don't know--something about that whole conversation struck me as sooooo funny.

Bottom line was I just felt like I needed to pay. If I moved back in with my parents at this point I would feel obligated to pay, so why not with my husband? It was just a mental issue I had to work through--I've been living alone for so long it's hard to get used to "sharing."