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lady_adnerb
05-22-2006, 10:18 AM
Well, not sure why, but my neck/back is stiff. I'm going to have to go to the chiro..just not sure when I want to break down and do that. I didn't eat the best this weekend. Not sure why. I had great incentive--the scale had been down a pound. I remember thinking---wow, only 10 pounds to be where I want to be...and then BOOM I'm eating junk. Talk about MAJOR self-sabotage. I've got to figure out WHY I'm doing that. But I'm back at it. And going to try and get my water in.
:wave: Morning everyone!


Falon
05-22-2006, 11:53 AM
Hope you feel better Brenda! Are you going through any stress that might cause the stiffness?

Nothing going on here. I have to catch up on house work today, since we spent the weekend in the mountains. I might even try and get out in the back yard to mow. It will depend on the heat... Off to fix a shake, and get going. :)

:hug:

hockeyfan7
05-22-2006, 01:22 PM
Morning everyone!

Well, I dropped the 5 lbs that came back -- this is getting annoying. If I don't see the scale drop by Thursday after surgery and the anethesia recovery, I may have to whack the surgeon with the scale! :D

Falon, how did you like that record heat for this time of year yesterday? I had to sleep in the basement last night because I couldn't get cooled off.


SherryA
05-22-2006, 01:53 PM
The weather has been weird. We had 80s and 90s last Sunday and then a couple of days ago it was 45 in the evening. Humid now and somewhat hot yesterday. I've been feeling achy all over because of the air pressure differences. Arthritis like symptoms.

My husband got good news today, he got a job and starts tomorrow. I'm pleased. Not sure if he is, we had a bit of a fight yesterday and haven't really made up yet. Not that I'm holding grudges, but he is. Why I can't imagine, his part of it was worse than mine!

Oh well. He'll get over it.

Today starting back on induction. I found that I couldn't keep myself in enough control the other way. Not so much that I couldn't, I just never was really trying or getting started. Meanwhile the scale kept creeping higher.

I was thinking about trying to eat like my husband does. My husband is one of these naturally thin people who never puts on more than 5 pounds which then falls off again with no effort. Grrrr. hate people like that. But I was thinking if I could watch and observe how he eats and try to do likewise, maybe I could find myself thinner.

I don't drink coffee however, which is about all he has for breakfast. It isn't black though he adds lots of sugar and creamer to it.

So I guess that part of his plan is out, along with the cigarettes he uses instead of food. Still the rest of what he does might work.... if I could pay enough attention and figure out what that is.

lilybelle
05-22-2006, 01:55 PM
Hi everyone, hope you all are doing great. I am having some left arm and left shoulder pain and numbness. It feels like a pinched nerve. No chest pain or anything like that. It has been hurting for 3 or 4 days. Hate going to doctors so I will wait it out. I know that I sleep mostly on left side and it always feels worse when I wake up. Old age creeping up on me I guess. No change in my weight, I really need to step it up. I am going to try to be more conscious of getting in plenty of water. I am walking and getting my exercise. 5 lbs. to goal and just can't seem to lose any more.

lady_adnerb
05-23-2006, 08:13 AM
Falon: Hope the heat isn't too bad. My dad's having surgery tomorrow so I guess you could say stress. But this stiffness is usually always here. Just not as stiff as it was yesterday. Seems better today.

Susan: WTG on the loss. But be careful with the scale. Would hate to have you arrested for carrying a weighted weapon. :lol: Hope your surgery goes well!!

Sherry: I hear you on thinking eating like DH would make us thinner. Sounds like yours eats about as much as mine--which is hardly anything. Try the shakes for breakfast instead of coffee. Maybe that'd be a good substitute? Congrats on his job but sorry to hear about the fight!

Lily: Hope the pain in your shoulder and arm goes away soon. I can relate to that as I go through the same thing! It's AWESOME looking at your ticker. You've done an AWESOME job with your weight loss :)

Well, did well yesterday but not well in the water department. And tomorrow I'll be at the hospital so it's going to be iffy there. The high carbed part will be the salad dressing. But I'll consider that ok considering. Doubt I'll manage to get online tomorrow. His surgery isn't until 10:30 but I plan on heading out after the kids are on the bus. Today's plan is to try and get some water in. Baby steps :)

needtolose4me2
05-23-2006, 09:45 AM
Good Morning all
Just had to jump on here before I sabotaged myself.
I have been going nuts for almost the last 2 weeks. By last official weigh in was 171 and I have been fluttering between 169 and 173 for just about 2 weeks. (mind you it's only 169 when I wake iup in the morning.) Then it starts creeping up. I want to break through to the 160's so bad! I feel like I'm stalling or hitting a plateau. I know it's only 2 weeks and I did lose inches last week but.... in order to meet my goal I NEED to lose a certain number of lbs each week and have been doing just that. Now this! Any idea how to break through this? THe only thing I have changed in the last 2 weeks is that I added the rec. vitamins (chromium, l-carnitine and coQ10) which are suppose to help me! I'm so frustrated I almost had a bagel for breakfast! Ihad it in the toaster and everything! then as I was reading the lenders bag I noticed 40 carbs!!!! so I mustered up the nerve to pull it out and throw it away. I'm not ready to give up but it's getting harder now.
I have been sticking to the induction soit's not like I can cut back on carbs or anything. I just don't know what to do. I've heard some people say that they do go off for a day to jump start things is that true? I don't want to make things worse youknow?
Brenda - It's so true that the closer you come to your goal the more you want to slack off. It's important to keep going! you really are doing reat and are a real inspiration to us! Good luck tomorrow!

Susan - Hang on! I always look to you to make sense of things and keep all of us on our toes! (no pressure!) You too are a great inspiration to me. I know I can always count on you for some good advice! This is a tuff time for you and at least you have a good reason why things are the way they are.

Sherry - I know wht you mean about induction. I find myself not venturing far from there either. it is just easier.

Lillybelle - I was going to ask youhow that last 5 lbs was going! That must be driving you crazy! how far did you get before you noticed a big slow down in the weight coming off? For me I want to make sure Iget those last 5 lbs. off because those are for my safety zone. I won't mind gaining them once in a while but Iknow that when I do it's time to kick things up a notch again.
You have really done wonderfully though. when I get like I'm feeling today I just pull up your pictures (and Kims too)and think "i can do it" I can do it".

SherryA
05-23-2006, 10:37 AM
Scale was down a couple of pounds this morning. Re-induction helped I guess. Hubby is up and getting ready to go to work. Now THAT is a welcome sight!

Kids aren't up yet, but will be soon. My first day back wasn't bad, I didn't eat most of the day and when I got home from work I was hungry, but it is a funny thing about hunger. When I was at work I kept thinking I was hungry, but then I remembered my fast not long back and I asked myself if I was really hungry or if I just wanted something. I kept putting off leaving work to go get something and before I knew it the day was over and I was able to come home and eat.

Sometimes I think we eat more from habit and because we think we need to than because we really do. Anyway today is day two of re-induction. I can do this.

Hang in there the rest of you too.

RobinW
05-23-2006, 11:00 AM
Good Morning :wave:

Im back! Its been very busy around here, and Im loving it!! My eating hasnt been the best, and I havent been getting in any exercise, but I need to make the time to make this work. So time for some :kickbutt: to get the personal side of things in order. There are 5 weeks left before my dd is finished school, and the super hot weather sets in. I want to be able to comfortably wear my summer clothing without feeling like a stuffed pig in them.

We have a trade show in 2 weeks, and I need to get "comfortable" before then too!! So....Im going to buckle down and get things accomplished in this area of my life too.

Lacey, you had asked what kind of business we have...its a graphics and sign company. Pm me if you would like the website to check out. We finally bought a scanner so I could scan in my art work....and yesterday the $200 scanner decided it wasnt going to print anything without crumpling the papers up bigtime!! So after an hour on the phone with tech support, we decided to just have a new one sent to me. Its only a week old!! Still has that "new" printer smell!! :lol:

Off to get busy......and boil some eggs :lol:

Have a great day ladies!

Candy In Alabama
05-23-2006, 11:31 AM
Morning. Dropped in to say :wave: ...
Hope everyone is doing well..

Brenda...I'm like you with the water. I need to drink more...I hope surgery goes well for your dad tomarrow.

Falon...How's your son doing...Is his headaches getting any better...Been thinking about the little guy lately....

Susan....Wacking the surgeon with the scales....LOL....:D ...I needed a smile this morning..Hope your surgery goes well...

Sherry...Glad to hear your hubby got a job....I hope his first day goes great and you both work out your differences....I wish i could eat like my husband does too...Anything and everything he wants without worry. He never gains...I noticed my husband has more portion controll then i do....But he eats a lot of junk and still never gains..UGRRR..:mad:

Lilybelle...I hope your shoulder and arm pain is better today...The last 5lb will come...you are a inspiration to us all...:)

needtolose4me2.....Way to go fighting that carb monster...:boxing: ..:D ...He's been intruding in on me lately....:devil: ....I have been fluttering between 148 and 152 for a couple of weeks now...I hope to get back on track tomarrow..Good luck and stay strong..

Robin...I need to get up and boil me some eggs too...I hadn't had any in a while....Maybe even some deviled eggs for dinner.. sounds great..Yummm

I've been staying off the net lately waiting for my son's Dr. to call to let us know what day his surgery will be...I let his step mom talk us into a second option (sp?) so we didn't get a date last tuesday....:mad: ....We talked about it on the way home (2 hour drive) My son said he wanted Dr. Murray (the surgeon we been seeing) He said he feels confortable with him and "he has small hands"..:D ...He has so much humor about everything...I know he is the one keeping us strong...I gave up yesterday and called to find out what's going on....The dr. that is doing the Emolization is going out of town for 3 weeks...Thats where they do an arterigram and close off the arteries and veins by putting a glue in them........They could get someone else to do it but Dr. Murray said he wants the best...And of course we do too...They said maybe the 26 of June.They are going to call when they know for sure....The nurse said the way they would do it is...Admit him...Do the embolization..2nd day give him steriods to bring down swelling...and 3rd day the surgery...

Keep up the good work :cp:...Hanging in the best we can is still doing GREAT...Thanks,for all the support and kind word's
:hug: ..Candy

nasus40
05-23-2006, 09:13 PM
Any body have a BIG foot?? I need a kick in the butt!

OUCH thanks.

Getting back on the horse in the am so to speak, exercise is doing better, now to get the diet back into control.

I have made some decisions about work and I am going to Look for a new job. If I find one then that is OK but if I do not then I will keep on looking until I find one that I like that pays me what I need. and hours that I want.

So with all that said I have been peeking and everyone is doing great. I just want you to know that.

Needto lose for me keep it up and drink water and drink more water that is a big one for stalls. the body want to hold it in and well think if you are gaining muscle too that will stop the scale but drop the inches. Muscle weighs more than fat like 5 times as much as it is so dence.

When I was at my lowest a few years ago I was 169 and a size 12 where before I was 150 and a size 14. do not think the numbers but the size, keep OP and the fat will go!

lilybelle
05-24-2006, 12:40 AM
Thanks everyone for your incredible support. I am still 5 lbs. from goal. I weighed last night after my shower and was 150, was just sure that I'd see 149 this morning, but no such luck. I need a swift kick in the butt. I have improved my water intake. Increased my walking to 3/4 mile from 1/2 mile last week. Will go up to 1 mile next week when it's been 4 weeks since my hernia surgery. My left arm and shoulder have quit hurting. I noticed that the way my treadmill is turned is putting strain on my left shoulder while I try to walk and watch TV. I mentioned this to DH and he said he'd move the machine, because I can't lift on anything. So far, he hasn't moved it. However, he makes quite a food police. HaHa, mostly I keep him around to kill spiders. LOL. Good luck to everyone and hope everyone is doing well. Candy, I am praying for your son and your family.Your son sounds like a great and very strong little guy.

Falon
05-24-2006, 11:30 AM
Morning Ladies:

Sorry I am behind in posts.. Just been busy here with the kids, and Moose has his first baseball game today, so practice has been a priority.

Candy - I appreciate your concern, though it's nothing like what you are going through at the moment. I worry about your son too! Um, he's doing ok, but had a fever a few days ago (low grade) and a new symtom that got me a little freaked. He woke up with blurred vision in his right eye that lasted most of the day. So, i'm not a super happy camper at the moment. His first game is tonight, and I hope he is feeling good enough today to play. He would be so upset, and depressed if he couldn't go. It took him forever to go to sleep last night! LOL How has everything gone with the doctors, and getting everything scheduled correctly for your son??? :hug:

Sue - You stay up on that horse, and hold tight to those reigns! You know better than anyone that we are all here for you, cheering you on! :)

Lilybelle - I can't wait till I am at my last 5 pounds! I'm so happy for you, even though you are hitting some serious anxiety, it will come off! :) You look awesome!

Brenda - that type of stress absolutely qualifies for stiff muscles. I hope all comes out well, and he heals fast! You take care of yourself too lady.. You need to feel good for your dad. Don't let him know his surgery has given you any physical stress. <grins>

Robin - glad your business is hopping! You do great work, and it's well deserved.

Ok, off to fix the kids breakfast, my shake, yoga, and a haircut! Hope you all have a gorgeous Wednesday, and be good to yourselves. You're worth it!!!

:hug:

needtolose4me2
05-24-2006, 11:53 AM
Good Day all
Hope all is going well.
I have avoided getting on the scale and think I will not get on the scale for at least another week. I'm better off not knowing and like you said Nasus it could be the whole muscle/fat thing. I can't believe that you wore a smaller size at a higher weight! Just goes to show ya I guess!
I am really going full throttle with my water now, I am buying 2 cases of 24 packs a week!
I am praying for all of you that are going through medical situations right now! Hang in there!
Lillybelle- I am anxiously waiting everyday to hear that you hit 149. That is jut about what I'm going throughto hit 169. Just won't do it! I'm going crazy!
Have a great day everyone!
maggie

lilybelle
05-24-2006, 12:24 PM
Good to hear from you again FAlon and I hope everything is well with your son. I have decided to wait til next Wednesday to weigh (if I can). I'm so tired of seeing 150 everday, all day. I am going to do the 2 day egg fast next Wed. and Thurs. if no weight change. This will be about 4 weeks at the same weight. Last time I did this, I lost 4 lbs. and kept it off, but did get the runs from it. I know I'm losing inches, my clothes are getting looser in the waist. Plus, where did my boobs go, my bras are getting very big in the cups, I need to go get some new ones.

Ciarra
05-24-2006, 02:44 PM
Hey, everyone.
Life has been busy and all. Mom inlaw came through surgery fine but recovery looks pretty long term (hip replacement surgery is a real eye opener). Anyway, hope everyone is doing well. My eating hasn't been great but trying to change that. Back on plan this morning, nothing special to tempt me coming up.
Best of luck on the egg fast, Lilybelle. I just don't know if I could do those eggs only days.

hockeyfan7
05-24-2006, 03:28 PM
Hi everyone! Surgery went great yesterday. I have no post-op bleeding at all, although the surgeon says I may not see any discharge until about 3-4 days after. I have no pain -- I only had to take 1/2 a pain killer in recovery and have been fine with just Advil after that. I do have a mild headache, but the surgeon says that's from the scopalmine patches they put on me for nausea and should go away soon. And I am now off the birth control pill.

My husband is going to have the big V next week so we don't have to use any other form of birth control. I could still get pregnant, but wouldn't be able to carry the baby and it could kill me.

I'm hoping I will be one of the lucky ones who no longer gets any period at all -- we'll know mid-June for sure when it's time for my next one.

Bad part is from all the Gatorade I drank, the fluids they gave me during surgery and the anesthesia - the scale was up 7 lbs this morning! But I am in the bathroom peeing every 20 minutes, so it should disappear in a couple of days.

needtolose4me2
05-24-2006, 06:57 PM
Susan - Great to hear everything went well! :cheer: :hug:
I"m sure you'll be back to your old self in time hacking away at those pounds!
keep up the good work

Falon
05-25-2006, 12:35 PM
Morning Ladies:

Susan - so glad it all went well. Blasted Gatorade! It'll be gone in no time. Hope hubby's surgery snip goes fine too!

Brenda - How's your dad? Hope you are feeling better.

Well I must come among my sisters and scream at the top of my lungs that I hit the 30 pound mark this morning. I had to get on and off the damn thing to make sure my eyes were seeing correctly. LOL There is something about trudging over that hump that brings on a newly discovered will power that was bigger than the last. I really feel the support here has helped tremendously, and I must hug each and everyone of you this morning. :hug:

We had a blast last night at Moose's first baseball game. They lost by only 1 point -- 11 to 10 -- and were just so proud of how well they worked together. :) They had fun, and that's all that matters. Today is power clean the house since I let it go a little last week. I was so in the grove of the FlyLady and it sparkling for several months, but to no avail.. I let it begin to slide. Gotta catch it up before it all goes to ****.

Hope everyone has a great day and is feeling good. :sunny:

Falon
05-25-2006, 12:41 PM
[QUOTE=lilybelle]I have decided to wait til next Wednesday to weigh (if I can). I'm so tired of seeing 150 everday, all day.[QUOTE]

I have heard it said that the last 10 pounds is the hardest to loose.. but think about it: You lost half of that really tough 10 already... so with a little added patience, you will make it. Hey if your goal was different, you'd already be there. *wink* LOL

I'm rooting! :cheer:

lilybelle
05-25-2006, 12:55 PM
Thanks Falon, my doctor had set my goal at 150, maybe I should have stuck to that, LOL. No, I really want to lose 5 more lbs. I'm just tired of seeing the same number. I know my clothes are looser. I have made up my mind to really buckle down, get in the water and exercise and stick to 20 carbs daily to get this last 5 off. I say that, then end up getting more like 35 carbs. Last night, I made bacon and scrambled eggs at 1AM for me and my husband because we were both hungry when he got off work. After only a couple bites, I fed mine to the dog. Every morning I wake up feeling even thinner, but when I get on the scale, no change. I need to just quit worrying about it and see what happens. Easier said than done.

lilybelle
05-25-2006, 01:04 PM
We got a new baby kitten last Friday and it's driving me nuts. It's cute but wants constant attention. I learned quickly that I couldn't put it outside with full-grown male cat, cause it wants to kill him. So, he's inside and meows constantly. My labrador doesn't pay him any attention except to lick him when she walks by. I let my daughter have this kitty because the mother cat was ran over and her friend was trying to give the kittens away. I am a softie when it comes to animals. We live in the country so didn't figure it'd hurt to have another cat. They are great at keeping mice out of the house. My big cat is named Max, but my son has nick-named him Ballz and for good reason. LOL

M&Gmom
05-25-2006, 01:21 PM
:wave: to you all. I'll be back soon I promise. TOM is here now and I have my hands full fighting cravings. The worst I've given into is tortilla chops and salsa. Could have been MUCH worse. Sounds like you all are doing great.

hockeyfan7
05-25-2006, 04:38 PM
I love baby kitties! I could easily be one of those cat ladies with 50 cats.

Falon, great on going over that 30 lbs mark!

I've dropped 4 of the 7 lbs gained. I'm really constipated, so I'm going to have to get some laxatives -- the fiber powder isn't working. The surgeon said it might take a laxative to get everything moving again.

And I'm not hungry which is the best part so far!

lady_adnerb
05-25-2006, 10:57 PM
Sorry I didn't check in this morning. Dad's surgery went ok. They only managed to do one leg. And not positive this'll work long either. So has me thinking it's time to get MY cholesterol checked and find out why MY legs are bothering me. Eating wasn't the best yesterday, but I'm on track today. Tomorrow I'll be doing our lawn PLUS mom & dad's. that way he doesn't have to worry about it looking like ick and tempted to get on the lawn mower. Then my nephew graduates tomorrow night.....so busy day. So chances are I won't manage to check in tomorrow. Then DH has off (for once) all weekend so I won't manage to get online then either.
So hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend and see you on Tuesday :)

Candy In Alabama
05-26-2006, 08:48 AM
:wave: Glad to hear everyone is ok...And everyone's surgerys went good... Doing good out this way too... I'm getting back on track, fell off the wagon. Gained a little back. Thank goodness it was mostly water... This morning i weighed 148..I have only 13lbs to my set goal. I know i can do this. I'm going to try to stay focused..:dizzy:
We are still waiting for an exact date for matt's surgery....They said maybe June 19th or 26th...I could tell he was glad it was postponed...It was like you could see relief on his face...So,were still waiting...

My oldest son graduates tonight..so got to get everything ready today...He's so glad... "School's Out For Ever"....:D ...:dancer:
Have a great Memorial Weekend Everybody...
Candy:)

tammy1214
05-26-2006, 11:44 AM
Well I knew it was coming. I slowly talked myslef out of every thing that was working for me and now I am trying to get back on the wagon and it is killing me.
Funny how one mexican food dinner can lead to chocolate milk, hamburgers, more mexican food, just ridiculous!
I feel like giving up. I can't. I have to, have to do this because I don't want to be fat and tired all the time but I am such an adict....I have got to get stronger and more disiplined!!!!

SherryA
05-26-2006, 12:50 PM
Tammy if you figure out how to get "stronger and more disciplined" let me know how you did it!!

I've been riding the roller coaster for too many years now. Off and on, off and on. I know low carb works, as long as I can discipline myself to stick to it. But to be honest? Some days I just don't care! I try to use the low carb idea "in general", avoiding most foods that I know are high carb, but for me, there are some foods that are just too good to give up every day.

So I have tried in many different ways to seek a lifestyle or dietary ideas that I can agree with, that doesn't wind up taking away every food that I love "all the time". I keep coming back to Atkins because I know it works (when I work it), but I keep coming back half-heartedly, and that doesn't work.

I can't seem to commit to completely giving up so many foods that I really enjoy. If I only give up part of the high carb foods, I don't lose. I may not gain a lot either, but I don't lose either.

I loved the ideas in the book the French woman wrote. It was essentially about moderation, about allowing all foods, but very much limiting the frequency and the amount of the really damaging ones, without giving them up alltogether. At the same time loving and truly enjoying without guilt every food you put in your mouth. Making wise choices and loving the foods you eat without guilt.

So much of it made sense. Sounded like something I could do. But when I wanted to "allow" certain foods I found that I was allowing them way too often. I guess I never really got started. Part of the problem, I guess is that I wasn't starting this philosophy from where she started it. She was only a few pounds overweight and had to learn to get back to where she was, and then maintain it at that point. I'm probably more than a hundred pounds overweight.

I am NOT feeling good this morning, sorry guys if my negativity is showing through. I just had a "friend" totally go off on me and tell me how stupid she thinks I am on another forum. This particular girl has done this sort of thing before. She tends to be volatile and seems to have a need to vent on people. I've tried to make excuses for her in the past, she was abused as a child and so doesn't always have the right sort of social skills. But I certainly didn't need to be torn into today.

I was reading on the 100 plus forum about a girl who made up her mind what and who she wanted to be, and decided that "I am that person now" and began changing her lifestyle to match who she wants to be. That made a lot of sense to me. But I think in my own case, I haven't ever decided "who" I want to be with respect to my body. I've just decided who I DON'T want to be. And that "don't" tends to change all the time. I DON'T want to weigh 282 pounds. (that is the weight I started losing from). I don't want to weigh 268 pounds (that is the weight I was at last December when I started losing again).

I don't want to weigh 248 (that is the weight I found myself back at a few days ago).

But I'm not sure what I do want. I think it has more to do with a feeling of myself within my own skin than it does with a number on a scale. I want to feel able to move comfortably, to fit comfortably within my clothing. To put something on and not look in the mirror and say "I look like a stuffed sausage" or "I look like a whale in this".

I don't think I expect to be model slim. I don't think I expect to be tiny. All I want is to have my belly a bit smaller than my bust, my hips and butt to not look like something that shrieks at you "fat woman". I want my knees to not hurt and my bones to not ache. I want to be able to exercise and move and live as active of a life as I choose. And I don't want to be constantly beating myself up over every bit of food I put in my mouth. I want LIFE to happen. Forget the body. It isn't that important. Yeah to be honest I'd like to be cute enough and thin enough to feel "sexy" once in awhile. But that is an "I'd like" not an "I WANT". And of course I want all this without paying the cost. Or at least not a terribly EXTREME cost. Exercise I can increase. Food I can "watch" and maybe "limit", but I want to feel rational about it all, not crazy. And I do tend to drive myself crazy at times.

hockeyfan7
05-27-2006, 02:03 PM
For once in my life, I may actually be looking forward to going back to work next week!

First, I had my surgery.

Then, Thursday late afternoon, John decided to go for a bike ride. He missed the curb, went over the bicycle and dislocated his shoulder and broke the bone on the outside of the shoulder. At first, they thought he'd also damaged his wrist, but the orthopedic surgeon says no. We spent about 8 hours in the ER and then he had to go see an orthopedic surgeon and get a CT scan yesterday. He'll find out on Tuesday if he has to have surgery on the arm.

Then last night, the row of townhouses across the lawn from us caught on fire. 3 of the 5 burned very badly. They think it was kids playing with firecrackers.

What next?

Ms Spotdog
05-27-2006, 02:56 PM
Oh my gosh, Susan! How scary - all three of 'em! I will be sending healing/comforting vibes your way!

Happy Memorial Day to everyone!

Kel

lilybelle
05-27-2006, 03:18 PM
Happy Memorial Day to everyone. I am babysitting my 2 yr. old grandson all weekend while his mom is at hospital having her labor induced today. Expect new grandson sometime this evening. Getting lots of exercise chasing the 2 yr. old, he's very active . He's behaving great this time, which isn't usually the case. My husband's at work and will meet us at the hospital when the new baby is born. I feel a little guilty not being at the hospital with my step-daughter, but her whole family is there and I thought maybe just keeping the other child was best option for me. Really didn't want to spend whole day with my husband's ex-wife and her mother. Being an RN who has worked 5yrs. of labor and delivery, I told them to call me if there are any complications and I would of course, come down and be there for her support.

SherryA
05-28-2006, 04:31 AM
Lilybelle, congrats on the new grandchild. I don't blame you for staying home. Sometimes extended families are too much to deal with.

Well something I read on one of the forums here the other day inspired me somewhat, and I'm trying to become more active.

I'm still not in control of my eating, but hoping in time that I will get back there.

Kids and I took nearly a 3 hour walk today. Not all of it was spent walking, but we had fun. When I got home my knees were killing me, so I iced them down and they don't feel too bad now. I also went to bed and slept for hours!

It occurs to me that I started putting on weight as I aged because my lifestyle became less active, my food intake didn't change that much, but my activity level changed pretty drastically when I started into my 20s and got married the first time.

So although I know they say your body changes as you get older, I want to start doing more of what I know worked then. Playing more. Activities that I enjoy more. One other thing I know worked when I was a child is that I didn't have money for everything I wanted then, so when I had something I loved (like chocolate) I savored every taste, didn't wolf anything down.

They say little changes done over time are more effective than drastic and unsustainable ones. Maybe.

Falon
05-28-2006, 12:40 PM
Morning Girls:

Susan - Hope John gets better, and doesn't have to have surgery. I've been there, done that, burned the t-shirt. Guess his v-snips on hold now. Glad it wasn't your apartments that caught fire! That's scary stuff...

We actually spent 5 hours in the Longmont ER last night. Andy cut the flesh between his thumb and forefinger. You could see deep inside. He got 6 stiches and the cut was 3.75 inches long. He only got 6 because they said you can't tighten that spot since it's crucial for movement. He said anywhere else on the body would have been about 10-15 stiches -- depending. Shesh.

Then earlier my mother (who is 51 and shuffles her feel like a 95 year old and doesn't look where she's walking) tripped outside the Safeway, and is laid out. We might be taking a trip back to the ER today if she's not better. I think she was really pissed at me for taking Andy to the ER and not her, but frankly he had a hole in his hand that had to be closed. Tripping is nothing new for my mother... Ok, off of my ***** box. I was going to try and not do that today. :)

Off to the grocery store for the weeks food. Talk to you all later. I hope you have a great day, and no one has any injuries to report after the holiday.

hockeyfan7
05-28-2006, 07:57 PM
Falon, sounds like we had the same kind of weekend - must be contagious in Colorado! John will still probably have the v-snip on Weds - the doc says there's no reason why he can't. It's a 15 minute procedure and they just numb the area - they don't put you out. He just has to sit with a bag of frozen peas in his lap for 2 days -- I knew we bought that giant bag at Sams' Club for some reason - I hate peas.