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Jen
05-29-2006, 09:47 AM
Hey everyone. I know its a holiday for you Americans so I don't expect you'll be wasting it on the computer so I thought I would start a new thread for this week. Hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend!

I went to WalMart on my way home from work this morning and bought a few summer clothes. I don't have much in the way of clothes. I have hospital scrubs for work, 2 pairs of loose fitting cotton pants, a few t-shirts that fit and that is about it. I have a couple of nice dressy type shirts and a dressy outfit that would be suitable for an occasion in the fall or winter. I have about 2 pairs of shorts (men's shorts) that fit and they've got paint on them from when we were renovating last summer. So I thought it was time to buy a few things that fit and were summery. I bought 2 tanks tops, 1 white and 1 pink, 1 pair of white shorts and a pair of beige capris. I'm semi stunned that I bought a pair of white shorts but I figured what the heck, like I'm hiding the fact that I am overweight by wearing navy or black clothes all the time? I'm still in a denial phase about being overweight. I refuse to buy a lot of clothes because someday I will lose weight and I don't want a ton of 'fat' clothes hanging around. This has been going on oh about 20 years now or so.:dizzy: Leaves me without much in the way of clothes as I have described to you.

So my eating has been pretty good lately and continuing on with my water okay. With it being about a zillion degrees out today I"ll probably be drinking even more. Haven't been exercising much lately. Have to work on that too I guess.

Hope everyone is great and I"ll see you later!:carrot:


MistySeptember
05-29-2006, 01:28 PM
Hey Jen!

I am hiding from the heat, my yard work and my house work. We're not doing much of anything exciting today. I went and got groceries this morning. Hopefully I can spread them out for a ocuple weeks, b/c they weren't cheap.

My eating is craptastic. I am so ashamed of it. I might start joining Maggie in posting my tracking b/c then I will may be eat better as not to be embarassed. I am aproaching my 1 year WW aniversary and I weigh more than when I started.

Well, I should go clean. My neighbor is getting ready to sell her house so the kids will be at my house all week. She's doing all kinds of painting and stuff, and would prefer the kids not be into her stuff. So I suppose I need to make the place presentable.

Have a great day all!

MistySeptember
05-29-2006, 01:28 PM
Hey...where is Jeanne?


Jen
05-29-2006, 03:31 PM
Misty, I know what you mean about the heat. It was hot this morning when I came home and it is hotter in the house now so I can just imagine what the heat is like outside. It is almost 80 in the bedroom, downstairs is 73 and I was in the basement and it is nice and cool. I may start living down there! We have central air, had it on for a bit last night to cool the house down but I'm not planning on having it on 24/7 for the entire summer. We'll probably have it on in the early evening and overnight as needed so we can sleep, otherwise it won't be on. I can just imagine my electricity bills already! We get stuck in the winter with the gas bill and in the summer with the electricity bill, there is no winning at all to try and save money. I don't want to have one of those houses that is ice cold in the summer because then it is like a million times worse when you go outside.

Anyway I actually went and rode my exercise bike for 25 minutes, that was all I could manage, my bum was going numb after not riding it for several weeks. I'm not working at all this week so I'm going to try and ride it every day. It is going to be too hot this week to do a lot of exercising outside. I want to do yard work but walking for exercise would be too hot, better to stay in my cool basement and ride my bike.

Misty, is this the neighbour that you babysit for that is trying to sell the house? How is your sister doing with her WLS surgery, is it scheduled for anytime soon? I have a great website that she should check out www.onefat*****ypoo.com well anyone can look at it of course but the woman that writes there just had WLS a few months ago (this is the woman I have talked about before...FYI she has lost almost 80 lbs in I think 3 months or so and now weighs less than me) and she is writing about her experiences with it so maybe your sis would like to read it.

MistySeptember
05-29-2006, 03:36 PM
I will pass the link to my sister. Her surgery will be scheduled 4-6 weeks from May 18th, pending the results or pre surgery tests and appointments. She has to do a stress test, ekg, psychiatrist and nutrionist visits and maybe a few more. So as soon as those are in then she's gets a date. Most likley then it will be by the end of summer. She says that the doctor foresees doing it laproscopically, if that is the case she will be back to work in two weeks. If problems arise and they do it the old fashioned way she will be out 6 weeks.

iowasteph2
05-29-2006, 03:36 PM
Jen, clothes shopping is a bit torturing for me. I have a vision of what it is suppose to look like on me, but it never looks like that vision once it's on me in the fitting room. Good for you on buying white! I know the so-called experts say that dark clothing is slimming, but I think, "It's not the shorts that make my butt look fat, it's my butt!" lol I hope that doesn't offend anyone, but that's my way to motivate myself! (I never said that I was normal.)

I'm home by myself for the holiday. My husband chose to work (since he gets holiday pay). I've been cleaning, and I just jogged for 30 minutes. Man was it hot!! I think it's around 90 degrees. I took two showers when I got home. I know that I was still sweating after I took my first shower!! Gross!

Misty, I'll start posting my meals too. One of my biggest problems is that I eat so many foods that I don't really know how many points it is worth. The program works...we just need to stick with it and believe that we can do it.

You're right--where is Jeanne!?

MistySeptember
05-29-2006, 04:24 PM
I need to get a handle on this. Right now, this minute. I ate 2 regular size almod joy bars (you know the pack with two in them so I ate four little bars), and a 2 pack of reese cups when I went and got groceries today. Not mention the combos, pop and restaraunt food I have been chowing down on.

So instead of getting abck on track tomarrow afte rmy meeting or Wednesday morning when my week would start. I am going to start counting again right now. I'll start a new tracker. I am cooking a nice healthy dinner. So I figured why not start right now? I like starting my points at 5 pm, better than starting them in the morning. So really why should I wait until tomarrow, why not start tonight at 5?

So I am off to post my dinner on the what I ate today thread. Maybe we should get back to doing a weekly one like we did when we all got started here.

BTW great job on the run today Steph!!!!!!!

eeyoredja
05-29-2006, 07:59 PM
Hi, can I join you? I remember Misty from another thread under dr. phil, and jen too. I am just starting back on WW, we are trying to conceive and am currently during some fertility treatments, and I have to lose weight so I can have less of risks during pregnancy. My ob/gyn says that WW is the only thing she will let me do while trying to conceive. I hope it's ok to join ya'll.
Hugs,
Donna in Indiana

Jen
05-30-2006, 08:20 AM
Hi Donna! Great to see you. Of course you are welcome. I'm not even doing WW and everyone has been very welcoming.

Misty, I think that is a good idea to journal what you eat. I find that I am very conscious of what I am eating if I know I have to write it down. You might want to look at that web site as well, the woman that writes it is very funny and there is a link to her other site, just about normal stuff not weight related.

Yep, it is definately my fat @ss that looks big not the shorts (pardon my French). So why not wear something that at least looks summery instead of wearing dark colours and feeling weird when everyone is wearing cute summer clothes.

We had the A/C cranked after about 6pm and it was nice and cool downstairs but upstairs was still hot. We closed all the vents downstairs and that did a lot to cool off upstairs. It was about 75 upstairs and 70 downstairs so it was comfortable enough for sleeping. My son's room was still kind of warm so we put on his little fan. I think he likes the noise from it anyway and it really helps to cool things down. I hate it when it is so hot and humid that it is almost impossible to go outside. Our backyard is completely exposed, no shade at all so it is like a furnace when it is like this. Our front porch is shaded in the afternoon so it is nice to sit out there at least.

Take care all, have a great day!

MistySeptember
05-30-2006, 01:59 PM
Hi Donna-So funny that you came back just now. I honestly was wondering about you yesterday or the day before. How funny. Like Jen said you are welcome!

Jen-I envy your ac. It was so unbearble last night I almost considered trying to put the kids to bed downstairs where at least it was tolerable. We need to invest in some kind of sytem, be it ac or a whole house fan. DS was miserable last night, though he tried his best to sleep.

I am so sick. I have never been this sick ever. This is TMI, but I have terrible intestinal cramps and I have to run to the bathroom every 5 minutes, and I am throwing up as I am sitting there. I am so weak I feel like I am going to pass out. The lady I watch kids for took DD for me, but DS is the one who is an issue. Thank goodness he is being pretty good and at the momen taking a nap. I fI am not better by the morning I may be at the er. I am typing now istead of resting b/c teh couch is killing my back and I can't go upstairs b/c there is no bathroom up there.

Well I better go. have a great day.

Jen
05-30-2006, 02:45 PM
Misty, sorry to hear that you are so sick, is it one of those 24 hour stomach bugs? I had one of those in March so I know how it feels when things are coming out x 2. Yóu'll probably be over it in a few hours, I think mine lasted about 8 hours the last time. Hope you are better soon.

Just checking in, wanting to delay the time when I have to go back outside. We went and bought a tree for the backyard this morning. I still cannot get over how much trees cost. Anyway after I took ds to school I came home and trimmed the edges of the lawn, that took about 30 minutes and I was dripping with sweat then. I came in and haven't gone out since. I need to mow the lawn but that is going to wait until tomorrow morning when it is cooler and the backyard is shade for a bit. I mopped and did some vacuuming but I need to go out for some stuff. It is almost 79 upstairs and it was 74 downstairs. We are going to try and keep the ac only for the night time. Envy my ac Misty until I tell you what my electricity bill is! That is why we are only running it at night. Can you get even a small one for the upstairs Misty? That is what we did the summer after ds was born because we knew he couldn't handle the heat at night. Our old place would be like 90 plus at night in the middle of summer. So we got a small ac that we put in his room and it was big enough that if we put a fan in the hallway we would get enough cool air in our bedroom so that it was a million times better than without it. Also we had a ceiling fan going constantly.

Well I'd better go and face the heat, it isn't going to get any better any time soon.

eeyoredja
05-30-2006, 08:26 PM
Thanks for the welcome chicks!! Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well, Misty. Hope you get better soon. Jen, I know how you feel about the heat. We have our A/C on, we don't have to pay utliities where we live, it's included in the rent, so I have it running. It was 92 already here today!! I dread taking the dogs out in the heat, becuase I am always sweaty by the time the get done pottying. Well, have a great night chicks!!
Hugs,
Donna

MistySeptember
05-31-2006, 07:06 AM
Good Morning!

I am feeling better. It must have been a short bug. But So far I am the only one who caught it.

I lost dragged myself to my meeting...I made DH drive me...just long enough to weigh in so I could get a new tracker. I was down 4.5 pounds. Allf rom being sick I am sure.

I have to run. My hosu eis a wreck. The nighbor girl who is 14 is going to start coming 3 days a week from 10-1 for the summer to help me with the kids. It will be great to have some extra hands.

Jen
05-31-2006, 08:08 AM
Hey Misty, glad to hear you are feeling better. I lost about 5 lbs from being sick that time as well. It is nice to see the number go down on the scale but annoying when it goes back up because it was all water that you actually need! That will be nice to have someone else around to help with the kids even for a few hours a day.

Donna, with was like 98 outside yesterday at one point with the humidity and it got up to 80 in my bedroom without the ac, with the ac it got down to about 75 which was comfortable enough to sleep. My mom lives in an apartment building and they are now making the residents pay an extra amount for the summer if they have an ac so she wasn't going to put it in but I told her she was being silly because she is over 60 and not in the best health, some people cannot do with out it 24/7. Just these past couple of days it has probably been as hot as it will ever be during the summer so we've seen here that the house can stay comfortable during the day (downstairs at least got up to 75 during the day with no ac) and just run it at night. I wish more people would try and just run their ac like that. Obviously people like my mom need it all the time but say people like myself don't need it all the time. My neighbours had theirs running all day and no one was home, I could here it running when I was outside. I'd hate to see their electricity bill!

Anyway I mentioned the other day this web site of this woman who has had WLS and after one of her journal posts there is a comment section and someone was talking about how they would lose weight too if they were only eating 600-800 calories a day (the woman had said in her journal post that is about how much she is eating a day). Well that kind of clicked with me. Obviously it is quite safe for someone who is 100 lbs overweight to cut back on calories that much as long as they are getting enough protein and vitamins etc. Lots of people go on very low calorie diets all the time, it is just a matter of being able to stick with it. I'm just wondering if I could get enough protein. I"m not sure that I eat enough now. Something to think about.

Have a good day everyone!

MistySeptember
05-31-2006, 08:19 AM
Jen-Once Summer has her surgery she will be required to have some crazy number like 50 some grams of protein a day. Protein must come before all other foods. But it's more than the cutting back of calories that makes WLS work. SUmmer was down to that many calories and nothing was happening b/c of her PCOS and IR. My understanding is b/c WLS changes the way the food is digested it actually cures or mostly cures IR b/c it's sort of bypassing the area where that portion of diegestion would have occured. The doctor's are not 100% sure on how exactly this works. But the very low calorie diet works for some people, but without the limitation a reduced stomach provides, you will feel hungry.

Also, Summer will never be allowed to have sugar again. Sure many WLS patients do enjoy it after surgery, but in order to keep her IR in check and to maintain the loss she was told never agian. I couldn't live with that. No carbonated beverages, no oranges b/c of the membranes, no skins of veggies or fruit. She will ahve to limit "white stuff" like flour and stuff.

Sure, I'd love to wake up one morning and have the weight just falling off and feel full after 4 ounces, but to NEVER EVER have Mountain Dew again, or a peice of cake...no thanks.

If you do try the very low calorie diet (which I don't recommend), be safe and focus on that protien. Summer will have protein shakes for breakfast.

Well I have tons of house work to do and no energy to do it :) Hvae a great day all!!!!

eeyoredja
05-31-2006, 07:18 PM
Misty, glad to see you are feeling better. I have been so tired the past couple of days, I don't know what's going on with me.
Jen, it was a little cooler here today, in the mid 80's, so i turned the a/c on fan only and used the ceiling fans. We rent from my DH's cousin, and the electricity and water is included in the rent, we pay 500 a month for a huge 2 bedroom, and they mow our yard and everything. It's nice!! I agree that your mom needs her A/C, I worked in a nursing home for years, and older people can't take the heat as much as we can. I think I am just so spoiled form the a/c, lol.
Well, I have done pretty good today eating wise, I am going grocery shopping next Wednesday, so I am having to eat the stuff that's already in the house, so I eat small portions of stuff like ravioli. I can't wait to get some good food in the house, just waiting on DH to get paid!!
Well, have nice nightchicks!!
Hugs,
Donna

MaggieShines
06-01-2006, 10:40 PM
I Need Kicks Wrapped In Hugs. I Am Losing It. Someone Please Pull Me Back Into The Fold! Please!

eeyoredja
06-01-2006, 10:59 PM
Maggie, i don't know you, but I have known Misty and jen for a while. I will give you kicks wrapped in hugs!! Here goes, you can do it, I have faith that you can stay on the wagon, now get back on it before I put my foot in your butt, lol!! Just kidding!! I know what it's like to fall off, I have done it a thousand times before. The one thing that is keeping me on it now is the fact that we are going thru fertility treaments to conceive. I know that if I don't stay on plan, my ob/gyn will not give me my fertility meds and it will make getting pregnant nearly impossible!!
Hugs,
Donna
p.S. pm me if you ever need to talk!!

MistySeptember
06-02-2006, 07:14 AM
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Donna is right, you can do this. Focus on today. It's 7:16 am, it's a new day and a new chance. You can do this! Just get some water, enjoy a healthy breakfast. Pack a healthy lunch. While at work consider all the wonderful possibilities for a healthy dinner. Have your dinner and go to bed. Don't even give your self the chance to snack.

I think that weight loss is kind of cyclical. AT least for me. I can hold it together for a few pounds, then I lose it, get it back together and lose a few more. SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWLY but surely I am less than I was 4 years ago, two years ago ect. Just stick with it. Reward yourself for small successes. Wear your loose jeans and feel good in them!

MaggieShines
06-02-2006, 10:03 AM
Thank you, Misty and Donna. I'm really trying. I gave in yesterday and ate KFC and ice cream. Maybe that was enough to satisfy my rebellion. Today is very hard, though. I had a huge fight with my daughter last night. It's too shi++y to even go into here, but it was some really serious stuff and I am feeling awful. When I woke up this morning, all I could think of was that I wanted bacon, egg and cheese on a roll for breakfast, cheese steak for lunch, pizza for dinner. I was feeling so bad that I went immediately into my old comfort-through-eating mode.

I am finding that dealing with emotions is so much harder for me when I can't stuff them down with food. The similarities between this and overcoming alcohol or drug addiction never cease to amaze me. My boyfriend told me that when he first stopped drinking, it was so difficult for him to deal with emotions because the only way he was used to doing that was by numbing them with alcohol -- which is not really dealing with it, yanno? Same with me with food. Upset? Eat eat eat until it goes away. I guess it's good because even though I've been dieting for a long time, this is the first time I've ever examined my eating patterns and triggers so closely. Live and learn, I guess.

All I have to eat here at work is oatmeal. Damn, I do NOT want oatmeal. I know a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich from the lunch truck will make me happy while I'm eating it. I also know that I'll feel like shi+ afterwards, but right now, I just want the warm, greasy relief I'll feel for the few minutes that I have it in my mouth. Stupid, huh?

Thanks again. I will try to keep your words in my head today. As well as my own -- one day, just get through ONE DAY.

Jen
06-02-2006, 12:47 PM
Maggie, I am just giving you {{{{{HUGS}}}}} without the kick because I know how this feels. Sorry to hear that you had a fight with your daughter, sigh, kids...my son is only 4 and we bicker already, drives my husband nuts, so I can't imagine how things are going to be when he is a teen! It is scary to think about. Don't eat that bacon and egg thing, yes it will taste good going down but you'll hate yourself and there isn't a food in the world that is worth that. The thing that is so hard about overcoming food addiction is that we still need food, we don't need drugs, cigarettes or alcohol to survive so those addictions have got to be easier in some ways to kick. Still don't give up, many other have done it so can we! And even if we don't achieve our ultimate goal weights any weight we do lose and keep off is a step towards a healthier life.

I was talking about trying to eat 600-800 calories a day on Wednesday. I was going to try it just for the day and see how I did. I had about 200 cals at breakfast and then about 300 at lunch. I was absolutely starving at 11:30 so I had lunch with my son before he has to go to school and then only after I'd eaten did I remember that I was supposed to go out for lunch with a new friend! Yikes! So that was blown because I couldn't really cancel and it would have been rude to accept a lunch invitation and not eat. How stupid would I have felt saying that I forgot I was going out for lunch and ate already! Anyway I had a small lunch, a green salad and a small piece of veggie quiche but I toss caution to the winds and had a lovely dessert, it was chocolate crepes wrapped around bananas with fruit and whipped cream. We went to this posh little tea room, it was cute, the food was light and expensive (glad I wasn't paying). It was a nice little lunch but obviously blew my 800 calories I was shooting for that day. I think I could have done it though, I still had about 300 calories left for supper which I would have made work. I would have been starving I think but that's a feeling that won't kill me. Feelings don't have any power unless we let them. When people have WLS they don't have that feeling of hunger with less food because they don't have a stomach anymore, they have a tiny pouch. I think after some time I would get used to eating that much though. It would be rough going for a bit but I think I could do it.

Yesterday was a pretty sucky day here but today has been okay. I went out and bought some plants for my front garden. Thank goodness the weather has cooled down. I hope it stays this way for a bit, I can't take too many of those extreme hot and humid days though I know they are coming, its not even summer yet.

Take care all, have a great weekend!

MistySeptember
06-02-2006, 06:28 PM
Hi all!!

Yeah I so could not eat 800 calories! I ate like 42 points today and my target is 26 LOL. It's going to be a looooong weekend with half my flex points gone. I was planting plants today too. My Gramma gave me soem hostas, columbine and violets. While Julie (the teen who will be helping me) was here I took 30 minutes and spread my compost and topsoil and planted my my plants. There were only about 6 of them. But it was so weird gardening without kids!

Maggie I hope DD and you come to terms. Like Jen said, mine are little and we argue. I can't imagine when they are adults!! But Jen is right, thos ethings sound good in the moment, but you won't feel better. You know that. So tell yourself that. Remind yourself that when your done you will have the fight hanging over you as well as the guilt of unsatisfying food.:hug:

I am going to my best friend's house this weekend. I think fo rjust tomarrow, maybe I'll spend the night. It depends on how much they annoy me and how freaked out my kids get. Have a great day all!!!!

iowasteph2
06-03-2006, 06:57 PM
I hope you're doing better, Maggie! I hate to see you struggling! I hope you are having fun at your friends, Misty. Jen, I really, really think that consuming that few calories can be harmful. I'm certainly no dietician, but I think it can harm the metabolism. Welcome, Donna.

I ran in a 5k (3.1 miles) race today. I did far better than what I expected. I ran it in just a bit over 30 minutes. I came in 274th out of 1225 total finishers! I'm so proud!!

I hope you're having a good Saturday. DH and I went to see "Over the Hedge." It was cute.

eeyoredja
06-03-2006, 10:15 PM
Way to go on your 5K!! I haven't done a whole lot, I am feeling kinda yucky, waiting for AF to arrive so I can start on my next cycle of fertility meds this week. It's hard to diet and lose weight and try to get pregnant at the same time, it just gets overwhelming sometimes, oh well, it'll all be worth it in the end.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend!
hugs,
Donna

MistySeptember
06-04-2006, 09:09 AM
STEPH!!!!!
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WAY TO GO!!! That is so great!!!!!!!!!!

I decided not to spend the night at my friends'. My kids were antsy and it was rainy so we were all stuck inside. I ate so BAD!!!!!!!! I am sure I will pay for it on Tuesday's weigh in. It's TOM and I feel junky. DH worked from 5 am until midnight last night and had to go back in at 8 this moring. I am not sure how long he will be there today. I'd love to go get my haircut, but we are so broke. So I am not sure what the kdis and I will do today, it's still raining here.

Have a great day all!!!

eeyoredja
06-04-2006, 12:46 PM
I know the feeling about being broke, misty!! Payday is wednesday, so it's not too far away, lol. I am going wednesday to get all my ww food. I am so looking forward to it. I need to get a haircut too, it's halfway down my back, damn prenatals, lol. my DH loves it and won't let me cut it. I weigh in on wednesday mornings, so we'll see how I did this week, I don't think I did bad, it's just cokes that are my weakness. I have been doing better about cutting them out the past few days. Well, gotta run and take the dog out!!
Hugs,
Donna

MistySeptember
06-04-2006, 01:57 PM
Donna-UGHHHH prenatal vitamins....ew! Just the thought of the smell of them makes me feel sick again LOL. I was sooooo sick with DD. My hair was really long like that too! I cut it to my shoulders when DD was born and then to my chin after DS was born. I HATED them grabbing it and pulling it, and spitting up in it. I babysit a 7 month old and he is in that phase. It's long enough now that it's hot and in my way, but not long enough to really pull back. When we go walking it gets in my face, I usually tuck it behind my ears. DH says it won't look good much shorter (it's chin length now), but my theory is how different can short hair look from wearing it in a pony tail all the time? When it's pulled back it you can't tell how long it is, you'd see mroe hair if it were shorter. He doesn't want me to cut mine either.

Here's the funny part...his is half way down his back!! I have thick wavy, frizz prone dark hair. It's so unfair, he has this stright golden blonde shiny silky hair. It will be at his waist in probably 4 more inches! Woman are constantly commenting on how unfair it is that he should have such pretty hair.

eeyoredja
06-04-2006, 03:40 PM
The prenatals make me sick too, so I take them at night. I keep my hair pulled up all the time, but every once in a great while I leave it down. I hate messing with it. Oh, and i found my first gray a couple of weeks ago. YUCK!! I hate getting older, lol. I wish I didn't have to take the prenatals, but my ob/gyn said that if I am TTC, she wants me to take them, with an extra folic acid and b6 every day. On top of that, I have ot get some fish oil pills too for me and DH to take with his mens multivitamin, folic acid and zinc. You would think with all these pills there wouldn'y be any room to eat, and I would lose weight, lol!!
Hugs,
Donna

Jen
06-04-2006, 04:30 PM
Steph - congrats on the 5K!!! That is amazing, you must feel really great about yourself. Very low calorie diets are nothing new, drs put people on them all the time particularly people with heart problems. If you ever read Prevention magazine there is a dr that writes there often Dr. Dean Ornish and he is quite in favour of very low cal diets, well not as a diet as a lifestyle. Not something that I think I could do for an extended period of time, people should be dr supervised when on those types of anyway.

misty - I cut my hair too when ds was about that age, he was always grabbing and pulling it. I had cut it really short many years ago and never had it long again until ds was about 7-8 months and I cut it off and never have been able to grow it out since. I'm in the process of growing it out again, my bangs are driving me nuts because they are always in my eyes but I'm determined to grow it all out one length. Having a short cut can be wonderful in a lot of ways, it is so easy to manage, takes like 2 seconds to wash and comb out, I always let my hair air dry. The problem is that there isn't much you can do with it after that. At least with long hair you have more options, ponytails or braids or left loose or barettes or whatever, if you feel like it.

Donna - sorry to hear that the vitamins make you sick. Is it better or worse if you took them with some food? Sometimes that helps.

Not much new with me, weekend is the usual, eating more than what I should but I have been trying to get outside a bit and be more active.

iowasteph2
06-08-2006, 12:43 PM
Wow! I haven't popped in for a while, but apparentely no one else has either!! How's everyone doing? Misty, are you back on track? I've been wondering about you! Gotta get back to work. I hope all is well!!

carop2323
06-08-2006, 04:55 PM
woooo HOOOOOOOOOo steph! congrats ...how do you feel ? are you addicted yet ?

has any one been up to anything fabalous? what are our goals for the rest of the month maby if we put them in wrighting we can try to stick to them well laidies i have to put my nose back to the grind stone and get ta working
have a fabalous rest of the day and remeber the words of the great theologen Oprah (lol) "nothing tastes as good as thin feels"

eeyoredja
06-08-2006, 07:01 PM
Sorry i have been mia, we are getting a car ready for a demolition derby on the 17th and its been keeping me busy. down 2 pounds this week, so very glad about that!! just trying to stay on plan and move more, so I cleaned all day today, scrubbed floors by hand, so that was todays workout. hope every one is doing well staying on plan!!
Hugs,
Donna

Jen
06-08-2006, 08:18 PM
things have been generally crappy so that's why I haven't posted. I don't know what I do with my time that I can't seem to manage to ride my exercise bike for 30 freaking minutes a day or get my butt to the grocery store and buy some food. There is so much up in the air right now, whether we are getting a new car or not, what I am doing with my job, general stress from my husband and over my son. It drives me nuts that somedays I feel paralysed, I can't do anything sometimes. Today actually I did a lot outside and I did a fair bit of cleaning inside, but this is the exception rather than the rule. It doesn't work to make a list or make a schedule, I know what I need to do, I just can't make myself do it! :( Like when I come here I feel very motivated to make plans but when it comes to actually implementing and sticking with it, I just can't do it. That's why I almost think one of those low cal protein diets would be good for me. Like if I had a can of one of those protein drinks and that was all I had to eat for the day I think I could stick with that. I think I could wrap my brain around that was all I could eat. Anyway, there is a weight clinic at one of the hospitals here and I've been seriously thinking about asking my dr for a referral. I wouldn't do surgery but even if I could get on a low cal supervised diet and lost like 20 or 30 lbs quick I think that would hugely motivate me to continue on. Why is life so difficult sometimes?