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flower
08-02-2001, 10:40 PM
Hello girlfriends. Are we eatting less and moving more? I wish I could say I was. But nope, pepsi has returned. It is too humid to walk and potato chips keep winning!!!!! Auughhh! The most excersice I got this week was painting my room. I do say it turned out cute tho!!! So, all of you who are on track- I say CONGRATULATIONS! Well, the lightning is closer, and they say you shouldn't play on the puter in a lightning storm, so goodnight. I will try to check back tomorrow with something positive to say!!


mailwhale
08-03-2001, 11:29 AM
Well, I am making a much better effort but the scale is not impressed enough to reward me yet. But it is healthier I know than the scarfing snacks plan I was on... :dizzy: What I dope I was most of the summer!

So now I've got August..... nearly 15 pounds heavier than last August...and I've been on a diet the whole time lol, No, I know I have not been living the healthly living lifestyle that I know makes all the difference, both in my physical and mental health. I know that everything I put in my mouth is significant and tells my self something about how I feel about myself {I like myself and I'm treating myself with respect = I eat healthy and make good choices} The opposite makes for the chronic bad choices.

I'm happy that you gals are still with me, and that we've never given up, even when the scales went up...We all know what to do...What better time to start yet again or even give a little extra if we're all ready making progress. Today is afterall, the first day of the rest of our lives! ;)

1Dolphingirl
08-03-2001, 12:24 PM
Good morning ladies,

We are all ready for a healthy Aug. aren't we? Let's make today & every day in Aug. a good one so we can look back in Sept. & know we worked hard. We can do it. :)

Mailwhale, your positive attitude is great. Keep it up & the scale will smile soon.

Flower, get away from the chips!!!;) They will kill your efforts, but keep up with the water. Living in the heat you live in I would think that wouldn't be too hard as long as you don't drink soda. You can get on track again.

I have been busy with the kids. My efforts are doing well & suprise, surprise I'm still motivated & working & seeing results. The scale is smiling on me. It is very slow but very steady too. I hate the slow but I do love that it has been a steady loss. I am still exercising every morning 1st thing. (If I don't do it the second I get up it never happens. :o ) The water is going well & I am watchhing & journaling all I put into my mouth. I hate to journal but it is really helping me to think about even the little tastes.

I want us all to succeed. Have a wonderful day & make good choices.


flower
08-04-2001, 10:37 AM
Mailwhale- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and Brian. I do hope you have a good time together today and hopefully the next year will bring you more smiles than the last one.

A warning-cherry citrus MT Dew slurpees are really good. I don't care for the regular MT Dew slurpees, but the red ones are addicting!!!!! I walked to 7-11 just to get one this morning w/ Griffin. I had one yesterday morning too. And honestly, I have a free coupon so I will get another one tomorrow too when I pick up the Sunday paper. :) But I am walking every day this week. I guess it is better than chocolate each day huh?
~audri

mailwhale
08-06-2001, 11:58 AM
Hmmmmm, slurpy????? I'm not even gonna go there...to 7-11 I just don't even need a new bad habit!;)

Thanks for the Anniversary wishes...I hope it is a better one too!

Now, down, down, down the scale....

flower
08-09-2001, 12:48 PM
Sometimes I hate being a girl. (every 28 days) It is so HUMID here. But my hair looks wonderful! We went up to the mnts 2 days ago. Heavenly.... I walked a whole mile this morning. I would have tried for 2 but my walking buds couldn't swing with the stickiness. Total gross!!!!!! It will be a inside day w/ ac blaring!!!!! ~aud

flower
08-12-2001, 10:49 AM
I did the most interesting thing last night. We went to the Rio Hotel/casino and saw the show DE La Guarda. It is a take off from a New York show. (aren't they all?) It is standing room only. You are in a warehouse room. The walls are black, the ceiling looks like tent material. You stand elbow to elbow w/ many strangers. First you hear b-bs hitting the ceiling. Then a black light comes on. Things keep running across the ceilings. Then things drop onto the ceiling. Furry things, creepy crawlers, then finally balloons. Then they pop. You see shadows of people on bungee cords swooping down. The ceiling starts to give away. Hands poke thru. Then the ceiling is gone for about 40 feet. There are people on bungee cords everywhere. They do skits ect...Then it rains and fogs and mists. We are drenched. (now I know why phones and purses, wallets were to be locked in lockers) Then they wall walked and danced w/ the audience. At this point it was more like an interactive wet rave. Very interesting!!!! The Vegas show closes tonight. Who knows what city will be next. It was about an hour and 15 minutes long. The price normally is 90 for out of towners. 2 for 90 for locals. But w/ my girl friends employee discount, we each got in for 10$. There we 5 of us. We went to an Italian restaurant for dinner. I would much rather have something else for that kind of money so I was good. I had a side of Brucetta and a chicken Ceasar salad. And iced water. It was good. Pricey-15$ for just that. I don't even want to know fat/calories. I had the healthiest meal there though. Friends had cheesy stuff and fillets ect.... At least mine was made w/ olive oil.

~hope you all are doing okay. Haven't heard a peep out of you for days. Mailwhale-are your kids in school ft this year? ~audri

mailwhale
08-12-2001, 02:16 PM
That show sounds interesting...odd...I don't know...did you enjoy it? Sometimes the healthiest thing on the menu is the best you can hope for...sounds like you made a good choice. I've been making better choices lately - thankfully. Even hubby says he wants to "diet" so that helps that I can at least chat about it lightly around him and feel like he is mildly interested. We went to Grand Coulee Dam yesterday and watched the laser show on the spillway walls in the evening...it is very impressive. We drove the 100 miles home afterward and witnessed a very impressive metor shower...no moon out last night and no city lights for many miles...I've not seen the milky way that clearly since I was a kid. We got out of the car in the middle of no where (central Washington state) and just ooooo'd and ahhhhhh'd! really cool!

Well, I'm thinking of adding vultures to my stork business...for 40th and 50th b-days. So I'm hunting for a stork image to use. I've not found a good one yet. I need a really clear character, not too simple, yet not too busy...good expression on his face. I've searched clip art files everywhere, today I'm gonna start looking at on-line greeting cards...but if anyone comes across a good one in a card shop or anywhere, let me know!

Looking forward to a healthy week, and a healthy loss! :lol: Katrina

flower
08-12-2001, 05:15 PM
Yeh-I liked the show. I wasn't sure I was going to. I am more of the wall flower type. But it was kinda fun in a wierd sort of way.

I will keep an eye out for your vulture! Sounds like a wonderful idea. I will check my clip art discs. ~aud

flower
08-15-2001, 11:33 AM
I miss you, come and post!

mailwhale
08-15-2001, 11:44 PM
I think I've found an image I like, two weeks into this I finally started searching under "buzzard" and there he was, I've been re-drawing the image....working on his expression and refining his shape. I've reserved time at the library tomorrow on the over-head projector so that I can enlarge the image and make a pattern of scale for cutting out.

I'm thinking maybe of a big colorful peacock for other birthday's and announcements, and maybe some wedding bells with love birds atop for weddings and anniversaries...I don't really know how much I should expand. I'd really like my storks to just be the main thing...but making and painting extra signs is fun and does not cost too much except a whole lot of time...so I might just as well....

How goes the bead business Aud???

I'm down a few...I should also be dedicating a bit more energy to that... hmmm :lol:

flower
08-16-2001, 10:23 AM
I can so relate Mailwhale! I am in an organization/housework mode. (well, not yesterday) I am not giving excersice a thought! I want this house clean and organized before the kids go back to school. (30th) Then I am going to walk Riley to school each day. Cameron is off to middle school. I feel so old!

As for beads...I need someone to help me watch Griffin so I can work on it. Chris has been busy himself working and then helping the boys on their bikes. There is not enough time in the day. We canceled cable and caller id, call waiting ect... Those things added up to over 75 extra a month. They haven't officially turned off the cable so everyone is glued to the boob tube to get our fix for however long it will be before we hook up again. Maybe we can go w/out indefinately. We needed some extra money to pay more towards bills. We forgot about an old medical bill.

I got a few books for the library on organization and frugel tips. I want to find some crock pot recipes too. It has been so warm to cook here. I made a turkey roast yesterday and had to start it at 7 am so the house wouldn't be too hot in the afternoon. They are replacing the gas lines this week sometime so theres a chance I won't have a stove or oven for 24 + hours. Thats okay if I know about it. We have lots of electric gizmos to cook in.

Well, I am still trying to eat less. I just got to work on the moving more part! ~aud

mailwhale
08-17-2001, 12:27 PM
Oh, I like my buzzard! He is really fun!

I've come a long way in the organizing of the home...but still feel like I have a long way to go. Oprah had someone on this week that has some books I should check out. Which books did you get and which is the most helpful?

A tip from Heloise I read a while back was the rule of 5's... everyday she tries to get rid of 5 things somewhere...throw out five old things in the fridge, get rid of 5 pieces of junk in the junk drawer, organize 5 misplaced items in the garage...I think that was how it went. I think what I currently need the most help with is giving my kids reasonable tasks and helping them learn to do stuff that helps me. Laundry is a biggy, so nightly when they go to bed all laundry must be put in the basket. Oh, it just goes on and on though!

Well, eat right this weekend, don't go to bed regreting what you put in your mouth! (self pep talk!) :o

flower
08-17-2001, 01:21 PM
Yesterday we renewed our Sam's club membership. I really need to use it more often. It saves us a lot when we do big shopping. It doesn't do much good when we are trying to feed five on 50 a week. Okay- I haven't ever fed us for 50 but they say it can be done. :) (some do it for that much for a month) I spent some money at Walmart too. But I did good. I saw the craft tent I want at Sam's but it is 199. Not in the budget. It is the pitched roof w/ the 3 fabric sides. A free coupon to mail in to get the iron on business name decal. 10x10. But I went back to Riteaide and got the 10x10 gazebo for 26.99 instead. It has the vinal top no sides, but it will do till I bring money in. I had to go to 3 locations till I found it again. The first 2 were sold out. I was almost in tears. I have to have a tent to do my show in Sept. I am so relieved!

I am starting to walk daily again in 2 weeks. I am slowly easing into it. I have been pulling Griffin in his wagon nightly. I am walking tomorrow w/ my friend at the park. But I must do it daily. Thankfully Riley will need me to walk w/ him to school. I have no choice but to walk him.

I am going to get on the scale in a little bit. I am soooooo afraid! I got the sample magazine of quick cooking. I love it! By the makers of Taste of Home. They have a Light and Tasty publication too. I asked them for a sample. It is on it's way. Hopefully I will like it as well.

Kare Free where are you???????? Dolphin? anyone? Sandy? Come and post! ~aud

Sandy3830
08-17-2001, 02:04 PM
Hello, sorry I haven't been coming around as much lately. Been busy getting ready for company. 2 people I met on the boards are coming to visit. Don't know if you remember Way2 and Foxy. Way2 will be here in a little while and Foxy is coming tomorrow, they will be here for a week. We're going to our house in NH tomorrow and will stay there. This should be fun. I met Foxy once before for a little while never met way2 before.

My daughter is engaged to be married. Just happened last week. The plan to get married Sept. 2002, so that should keep me on track if I have to be in a wedding. So a lot has been happening around here lately.

Flower & mailwhale, you sound like you are both doing good. Keep it up. Take care and I'll try to post more when I get back from NH.:)

flower
08-17-2001, 02:40 PM
Sandy-is Foxy from California? Was Way2 Weigh to Loose? I do remember...How fun! Congrats on your daughters engagement! Do you get to pay for everything? :) Do you like the hubby to be? Chat more when you get back. ~audri/flower

flower
08-18-2001, 01:22 PM
Okay it is that time again. Mailwhale are you up for some old fashion excersicing. Lets get out all those magazines that show us floor/weight routines and get these measurements down! For the record...And it is painful!

This is documentation so I can be more aware and honest and hopefully to show everyone that their measurements are no worse than mine!!!!

August 18th
188 lbs naked
5'4.5"
9.5 shoe
size 20 dress/pants
6.5 inch wrist

waist 40"
hips/gut 49"
hips under gut 45"

chest/boobs 48"
under chest 39"
above chest 41.5"

neck 15"
left arm 15"
right arm 14"

Left thigh 25.5"
Right thigh 26"
Left calf 15.5"
Right calf 15"

flower
08-19-2001, 01:40 PM
I started a diet journal. If you want to read, go to http://audrirene@diaryland.com The diarys there are free. I loved posting in my pregnacy journal. So hopefully I will like this one too. And hopefully it will help! ~audri/flower

mailwhale
08-20-2001, 02:29 PM
okay, I will measure tomorrow a.m. and post...yes, I'm ready and we'll get there, yes we will!

Course I'm not measuring everything, just the basic's are fine with me :o

Foxy is from Nevada...I don't know about way2. That does sound fun...when are we gonna meet up Flower! I think we were supposed to get to goal and go shopping!!!!!!!!!!! Could still make some plans if we would make some progress....let's do it!

Vultures are coming a long.... Happy week! :)

flower
08-20-2001, 10:50 PM
I had every intention of walking 4 miles today. I got to the park early and walked a mile before my walking partner showed. 3 miles is the max she can do. But when she showed, she was a mess. She was crying so hard. And of course we sat on a bench and she poured her heart out. Gosh, what a mess. I really would like to meet a couple people with a normal happy marriage. (ya know the kind that we are all suppose to have) My life seems so simple sometimes....

So I was planning on riding my bike but after grocery shopping and cleaning and cooking, I wanted a nap. So afterwards we went swimming. I was so good!!!! I did the breast stroke around 3 times (lagoon pool), then I layed on my back clutching the beach ball and went around 3 times, then I went around six times doing a flutter kick pushing baby around in the boat. My body was screaming, okay enough! But not a drop of sweat in sight! I did pool situps and some leg excersices...I am gonna sleep good. I am gonna try to ride the bike 20 minutes tonight but I won't if I still have rubber band legs. I will do my crunches and call it a night.

Our stock pile of soda is gone. Thank goodness. I can't cheat any more. Chris likes iced tea. So I make that when the sun comes out. The boys like cool aide and I like neither, so water will be my only choice!

I would love to meet up w/ you all. Wonder when we can all get our acts together have time and money and shop till we drop. Which of course would take a long time because we will be in such good shape! ~audri/flower

flower
08-21-2001, 10:06 PM
My old professor/boss called me and asked me to come work for her again. So I will try it out for this semester. 20 hours, 9.50 an hour. It will help out tremendously. Chris will change his availability to nights for mtw. ~audri

Itsworthit
08-23-2001, 01:46 AM
Hello friends...
sorry it's been a long time since I've touched base, but we've been going thru some tough times here... details later, but just wanted to ask for prayer. <well, short version... hubby was laid off in May - we've put our home up for sale and just accepted an offer... supposed to close/move end of Sept... but now looks like the worst of it is yet to come.>

He'll be undergoing surgery at Dartmouth this week (time hasn't been determined-will know tomorrow). June 27 he had a slight stroke - the MRI they took at that time it showed an 'area of concern' in the brain about the size of a marble - but as of the one they did yesterday, it's grown into almost tennis ball sz and he's lost almost all his ability to speak/think clearly - it's located they say right in the middle of his speech center of the brain. We are seeing some well-recommended neurosurgeon's tomorrow - would sure appreciate prayer.

Will stay in touch ... sure missed you guys, hope all is going well with everyone.

flower
08-23-2001, 10:03 AM
Itsworthit-you have my blessings, prayers, good thoughts...everything!!! Noone should have to go thru this! I can completely understand, it is not a place I wish anyone to have to go. please email me to vent, ask questions, scream, cry ect... flowerfairyz@hotmail.com Please take care of you. The final outcome is out of your hands, its the time between now and then is what mattters, be it 5 days or 50 years.... Love ya friend-audri

Itsworthit
08-24-2001, 04:47 AM
Thanks much, flower! We got home late last night with not-so-good news. The tumor will not be able to be fully removed - will take out the bulk of it, but neurosurgeon said to remove all of it would be too dangerous as it's directly in the speech center - will probably need to undergo radiation/chemo. Said my hubby 'was a very sick little puppy' and it doesn't look good for him - also said 'no job/work' for at least 6 mo's, so we have some serious fianancial issues here to look at - let alone, knowing were we'll be moving to in a month's time. Surgery is scheduled for Sep 4... fully booked until then, but meanwhile he has to return for lots of tests and workups. Thanking God - He led us to one of the country's best neurosurgeons at Dartmouth - found his books on Amazon.com <Henry H Schmidek>.

Thanks again for your prayers and words of encouragement... and your most generous offer to cry on your shoulder! You've all been such good friends and support in my quest for a healthier lifestyle... and now this. Well, will touch base again, soon!

flower
08-28-2001, 10:49 AM
Itsworthit-gosh, as I send my good thoughts your way this week, I can't believe it has been 6 years that I was in your shoes. I do hope your friends have been trying to entertain you at the hospital as you wait thru hours of tests, surguries, updates ect.... Not fun at all.

Last week I wrote Cookiemommster and Karpie-I do hope they will come and play w/ us again. How about the rest of you? Where are you? ~audri

mailwhale
08-28-2001, 11:51 AM
I've been at the good ole family reunion. Actually, it all went fine this year, no incident, although I think I've been bulking up in prep for my big planned fall melt down! lol!

Oh, but Itsworthit, I was so happy to see that you posted, then so sad to read the news. Ugggg, so tough, life just can deal out those difficult hands. I'm soooooo sorry. You both have my prayers and best wishes. Some difficult days ahead it seems, I wish you much strength, love and faith to get through them.


Oh, Aud, I took my measurements and they weren't as bad as I thought, but that pounds gained thing gags me. Well, the additional inches tell the story too. So frustrating. Another day, another start.... I don't plan to wait until school starts sept 4 but some neighbors here are...I just don't even know what to say anymore???

Itsworthit
08-28-2001, 08:45 PM
Thanks everyone for your concern and prayers... we both appreciate it more than you know. We do have much support, but it won't be easy. Tomorrow we go over for a day's tests and again Friday. thank goodness it's summer - no worry about snow/roads. :-)

Btw, I'm in awe of you guys measuring... I'm a long ways from being that brave. have regained too many lbs this past yr, but I'm still much healthier than before, so that's the important part right now. My wish for you all is to stay/keep healthy!
Love ya bunches!

Sandy3830
08-30-2001, 11:10 PM
Itsworthit, I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby. I will keep you both in my prayers. You have a rough road ahead of you, hope everything works out for you.

I had a great visit with Foxy and Way2. Way2 was way2chubby when she first joined the boards, she is from Ohio, Foxy is from CA. We stayed at my house in NH, took them sightseeing around the area. They really enjoyed it, Foxy was happy looking at all the green trees and flowers, she lives in the desert so it was a bit different then what she is used to. Way2 enjoyed all the water, she doesn't have that in OH. I also took her to the beach where I do my walking. Hopefully I will be able to see them again.

I have to get myself back on track. Haven't been exercising at all but have been doing pretty good with the food, so that's a good thing.

Take care everyone.

flower
09-01-2001, 03:30 PM
This thread is closed. I am opening a Sept one right now!