Support Groups - Who is McSkinny, anyway? (Loozing Floozie thread #77)




4myloves
06-06-2006, 11:57 AM
WELCOME TO THE LOOZING FLOOZIES FORUM!!!

WHETHER YOU'RE A LURKER OR A "FULL-FLEDGED FLOOZIE" YOU'RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO BE A PART OF OUR FAMILY DISCUSSIONS!

OUR #1 GOAL IS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR WEIGHT LOSS, MAINTAINANCE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. MORE IMPORTANTLY, THOUGH, WE ARE HERE FOR EACH OTHER, TO CELEBRATE, CRY OR HUG!

BE SURE TO GO BACK TO THREAD #76 AND CATCH UP ON WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING!

LET'S KEEP THOSE FLOOZIES LOSING!!!!

P.S. Put an "e" in that McSkinney!!


4myloves
06-06-2006, 11:59 AM
I'd like to compose a Floozie address book again (snail addresses). I had some of y'all's already, but lost them when I moved from Southwest back to Northeast AR. Plus, some of you have moved recently--Ramona & Sherry. Then there are the newbies!!

Those of you who don't mind, please PM me your addresses. I'll figure out something special to do with them as time goes on :devil:

Thanks in advance, Cheryl.

Deelite
06-06-2006, 05:49 PM
I too would like email addresses and emails of anyone that wouldn't mind. I have lost most of them but I do have Shelley's, Gayle's and Sherry's. Anyone that would like to PM me with that info I would appreciate it.

Gayle are haven't said lately how you are doing with your weight. Are you motivated? It is a tough thing to lose weight but now is the best time because when it is warm it is easier to get moving than when we have to freeze out butts off.

Shelley even though you are 132 you still are a light weight. I know that you won't let yourself get any higher. Sometimes I think that you aren't eatting enough. I know that use to be my problem.

Cheryl thanks for starting a new thread for us. I look forward to seeing the new thread because I never know what you are going to do.

Oh man I have to run again. It is time to make dinner. Please forgive me for not posting to you all. Soon I promise.


ShelleyM
06-06-2006, 06:25 PM
This darn computer keeps shutting down. Cheryl, I'll quickly PM you my address.

BellaNoelle
06-06-2006, 11:56 PM
I'm new to 3FC, really enjoy lurking here at this group and just wanted to say hi. About me, I'm married w/ 3 kids (ages 9, 15, and 18-Lord, help me), work full time, gained 35 pounds just this past year, full of excuses not to exercise. But you know what, I did actually work out this morning 30 minutes, I cant believe it. I'm rewarding myself with a glass of wine tonight (instead of whine!). Anyway, hello to all. Hope to get to know you!

gdeann
06-07-2006, 12:28 AM
WELCOME BELLA! I have a daughter with the middle name Noelle. Several of us here have teenagers so we can sympathize with you! Great job working out this AM!

Dee, I'm holding my own, not losing, not gaining. Considering my lifestyle and the weddings/graduations etc. over the past few months I am not surprised I haven't lost. HOPEFULLY things will slow down. I keep saying that don't I?

Cheryl, I think you have my address. If not, I will send it to you! I have Ramona's new address if you want it.

gdeann
06-07-2006, 12:37 AM
I keep forgetting, here is the lineup for Country Stampede.










Thursday, June 22

4:30 PM 94 Country Colgate Showdown

6:00 PM Jason Boland and the Stragglers

7:30 PM Keith Anderson

9:30 PM Gretchen Wilson

Friday, June 23

12:00 PM The Blaine Younger Band

1:30 PM Angela Peterson

3:00 PM The Red Dogs

5:00 PM Trent Tomlinson

7:15 PM Joe Nichols

9:30 PM Toby Keith

Saturday, June 24

12:00 PM Jerrod Niemann

1:00 PM Shevy Smith

3:00 PM Eric Church

5:00 PM Jason Aldean

7:15 PM Sara Evans

9:30 PM Brad Paisley

Sunday, June 25

12:30 PM Cross Country the Band

2:00 PM Western Underground

4:00 PM Miranda Lambert

6:00 PM Chris Cagle

8:00 PM Terri Clark

ShelleyM
06-07-2006, 05:56 AM
Welcome, Bella! I am so sorry you have an 18 year old!!:) I do too, and it's no fun at all, especially since she is leaving for college in August and knows everything there is to know about anything!!

Lynneye
06-07-2006, 08:29 AM
Hi Bella! I don't have any kids, but I do have nieces and nephews, the teen years are hard! You have my sympathy!

Gayle, I am going to the library on Friday, is there one book more than another of Sylvia's you would recommend?

How is everyone else doing?

Still working on that silly closet we are building! Hope to have it all finished today, then I can finish priming and painting. Hopefully, by Friday, will be dry and can start putting stuff back in, tired of the piles of clothes on the dresser, that really belongs in closet as well as shoes everywhere! I have to work Thurs. so no time for working on the closet then. Off to start the laundry here, not a fun day! Do hope to do an exercise tape after I start the laundry.

SuzyMc
06-07-2006, 10:52 AM
Bella ~ Welcome! I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

Gayle ~ You are going to have a great time...what a line up! I would love to see Brad Paisley! Can I come too???

Debbi ~ All the work and mess is going to be worth it! It's going to be so nice to have a big walk in closet with shelves and a place for everything!

Sounds like everyone has been super busy...I guess that happens once the weather gets nice. Have a good day everyone! Don't forget to drink your water today!

gdeann
06-07-2006, 03:39 PM
I can get all of you FREE tickets! Just shout if you want to go!

SuzyMc
06-07-2006, 04:37 PM
Oh my gosh...we would have so much fun! I just wish it were free to fly to Kansas! I really do need to win the lottery and buy myself a private jet! :lol:

LindaB763
06-08-2006, 10:44 AM
Hi All! Sorry I haven't posted much. Been too busy at work. I've changed my work hours to work longer 4 days a week so I can take off on Mondays and have a 3 day weekend. So now I'm actually playing "catch-up" at work instead of playing on the computer for most of the day. I know ... cushy job! :D But I also have a part time job a couple of nights a week. Feel like I work ALL the time.

Sounds like everybody has been busy too. Congrats on the weight loss and the willpower. None of which I have had this past weekend.

On Saturday my little nephew and his dad had a joint birthday party. Was GOOOOOODDDD food!! Couldn't turn down boiled crawfish, fried catfish, fries, and homemade hushpuppies!!!! But I did manage to stop whenever I got full instead of being a :ink:!!

But I went dancing Friday and Saturday night and my dance partner showed up both nights and we worked up a good sweat. That man makes me look so good! ;) And he's nice and good-looking to boot! I hope all that dancing counter acts me eating crazy like I did. But I did enjoy it! I know, I know ... shame on me. :o

Hope y'all have a great rest of the day!

Deelite
06-08-2006, 03:07 PM
Gayle that looks like a great line up of singers. I would love to come. The festivals are so much fun.

Bella I am glad that you made your way over here. We are a great bunch of ladies. I know what it is to have teenagers in the house. My two are twenty and twenty two.

Debbi it sounds like a lot of work to get your walk in closet but it sure will be worth it when it is done. I would love to have a walk in closet.

Suzy that would be great if we could all fly to Kansas. Aren't we all a bunch of dreamers. Are you still doing manual labor for your company?

Linda long weekends are a treat for most people, you are one lucky girl. You did well not over eatting. I think that the main thing is to stop when you are full, there are some days you just got to do it.

Shelley that sucks that your computer is still crashing. I miss your posts. Have a run for me, I have a booboo leg.

Janice how are you doing? I bet you are getting nice weather. We had nice warm weather until last night. It is cool now, only about 10 out. Brr. Last night I slept with wooly socks and flannel pj's plus an extra thick blankie.

Girls I had a rough day yesterday. I went to see that specialist for prolotherepy. I thought that we were only going to talk and have a bit of a check up. Well be prodded me and pulled me every which way. After he was done that he put in about a dozen needles into my back to see if it would freeze and that I would be pain free. If I could be pain free for 15 minutes to 4 hours he knew that the therepy would work. Well I was pain free for about an hour and a half. Talk about stress, I was not mentally prepared for this pain and blood but I did it. Now today my leg and back are worse than before. I had to walk to my doctor's today and barely could do it. Now I have to decide if this therepy is for me. It will cost a lot of money. It is $125 a session and I need at least 6 (one every two weeks) to see if it is working and then maybe another few months to a year or two. Out insurance doesn't cover this. They inject needles into the ligaments which causes a local inflamation response which will cause increased pain for 2 to 14 days. I guess there is nothing to it except emptying my purse and dealing with more pain. Any of you know someone that has had this treatment?

Yesterday two of my cousins kids were hit by a truck. The driver is Dez's age and her brother is 15. He wasn't wearing a seat belt. He is in critical care and she has just been released. There mom my cousin is my age, I think that it could have been my two kids. They bought a lot from mom and dad. They live in the barn yard at home. Pretty scarey after Larry's cousin being killed in march from a vehicle accident. Please pray for them.

LindaB763
06-08-2006, 05:20 PM
Gayle that looks like a great line up of singers. I would love to come. The festivals are so much fun.

Bella I am glad that you made your way over here. We are a great bunch of ladies. I know what it is to have teenagers in the house. My two are twenty and twenty two.

Debbi it sounds like a lot of work to get your walk in closet but it sure will be worth it when it is done. I would love to have a walk in closet.

Suzy that would be great if we could all fly to Kansas. Aren't we all a bunch of dreamers. Are you still doing manual labor for your company?

Linda long weekends are a treat for most people, you are one lucky girl. You did well not over eatting. I think that the main thing is to stop when you are full, there are some days you just got to do it.

Shelley that sucks that your computer is still crashing. I miss your posts. Have a run for me, I have a booboo leg.

Janice how are you doing? I bet you are getting nice weather. We had nice warm weather until last night. It is cool now, only about 10 out. Brr. Last night I slept with wooly socks and flannel pj's plus an extra thick blankie.

Girls I had a rough day yesterday. I went to see that specialist for prolotherepy. I thought that we were only going to talk and have a bit of a check up. Well be prodded me and pulled me every which way. After he was done that he put in about a dozen needles into my back to see if it would freeze and that I would be pain free. If I could be pain free for 15 minutes to 4 hours he knew that the therepy would work. Well I was pain free for about an hour and a half. Talk about stress, I was not mentally prepared for this pain and blood but I did it. Now today my leg and back are worse than before. I had to walk to my doctor's today and barely could do it. Now I have to decide if this therepy is for me. It will cost a lot of money. It is $125 a session and I need at least 6 (one every two weeks) to see if it is working and then maybe another few months to a year or two. Out insurance doesn't cover this. They inject needles into the ligaments which causes a local inflamation response which will cause increased pain for 2 to 14 days. I guess there is nothing to it except emptying my purse and dealing with more pain. Any of you know someone that has had this treatment?

Yesterday two of my cousins kids were hit by a truck. The driver is Dez's age and her brother is 15. He wasn't wearing a seat belt. He is in critical care and she has just been released. There mom my cousin is my age, I think that it could have been my two kids. They bought a lot from mom and dad. They live in the barn yard at home. Pretty scarey after Larry's cousin being killed in march from a vehicle accident. Please pray for them.

Gayle- we NEVER have anything that good to come to my area. I'm deprived!! But Kansas is a far piece for me to travel so just enjoy them for me. I'd love to be dancing to all that good music so 2-step for me too.

Bella - welcome aboard. I've really enjoyed meeting all these friendly ladies and getting their wonderful advice. Helps on some moments when I want to eat everything in sight.

Debbie- you will LOVE your walk-in closet. Mine is so packed. Good thing I don't have a hubby or he'd be putting his clothes in a bag. :lol:

Dee - I'm not familiar with your prolotherepy so I'm not sure what it is. But I'm wishing you the best. :hug:

Sorry to hear about your cousin's children. How is the son today? I know it's hard. My sister was killed in a car wreck almost six years ago. She left behind two kids and a brand new grandbaby.

I can't imagine it being 10 degrees in June. We're roasting at 90 degrees right now and it's not even summer yet. You'd think I'd sweat some of this fat off. But I've got a great tan so far. :D

ShelleyM
06-08-2006, 05:31 PM
Dee-I am so sorry about your cousins. I am sending more prayers your way. I have never heard of the therapy you are doing. How did you decide to have this done? Did you do a lot of research on it? I'm going to do some exploring online to see what I can find. Right now, it just sounds like you said, dumping money. I know you stay in immense pain, but I would hate to see you in that pain and poor because of giving the therapist all your money!!

Linda-Good for you on trying to get long weekends. It does sound like you work quite a bit.

Mike and I have been having to bundle all the stuff we cut down on Sat. The waste disposal company left us a note saying we had to bundle everything up. What a pain in this 94 degree weather. We finally finished today. My heel is really hurting me, and I haven't run in a couple of days. I feel like I am blimping out.

Deelite
06-08-2006, 05:50 PM
Linda how tragic to lose a sister. It must have been so hard on the family. I am sorry about it. How are the children doing? They must be grown up if she had a grand baby.
It is 10 C which is about 55.

Shelley any leads on a job for Mike? I hope that he isn't to depressed about it. Is he doing a lot around home while he is off? Let me know what you think about the treatment when you read about it. It was my family doc that sent me to him. He said that we are pulling at straws to find away to make me better. He is not sure if it will work or possible make me worse. He told me to check it out some more before I commit.

gdeann
06-08-2006, 06:43 PM
Here's a pic of Ali. Can you tell she is an ornery little ****? The dentist loves us by the way! LOL!

LindaB763
06-08-2006, 10:48 PM
Linda-Good for you on trying to get long weekends. It does sound like you work quite a bit. I work 4 days a week from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM with job #1. Job #2 I usually work Tues. and Wed. or Tues. and Friday nights or sometimes all 3 nights. I go weigh in on Thursday nights. I refuse to work Saturday through Monday. Keeps me active and I enjoy it. And the extra money helps. Saturday nights (and sometimes Friday nights) I go dancing. Sunday and Monday and my off nights, I spend with my kiddos.

LindaB763
06-08-2006, 10:53 PM
Linda how tragic to lose a sister. It must have been so hard on the family. I am sorry about it. How are the children doing? They must be grown up if she had a grand baby.

Yes, she was killed on Christmas night in 2000. I just about went crazy. My mom was a basket case and couldn't do anything. My nephew was too young to handle things and my niece was clueless. So that left me in charge of handling all of the financial things. I ended up on depression meds for about six months.

Her kids are doing pretty good. My nephew is 21 now and my niece is 27 and married. Her little boy just turned 6 last weekend. I really felt sorry for my niece because her dad was also killed in a car accident before she was a year old and then her mom. She and I are pretty close.

ShelleyM
06-09-2006, 05:49 AM
Dee-Go to www.prolotherapy.com. It looks more like this is a homopathic thing, since it is a sugar solution injected into the joint. Check it out. I haven't read the whole thing. I just edited this and found www.prolotherapy.org. It gives more information than the other site. It says if your pain is in the lower back, the injections should also be made in the pelvic area. Please read it and have Larry read it too!!

Gayle-Alison is so grown up and a doll!

Linda-It really must be horrible to have to cope with the death of a sister.

coles
06-09-2006, 07:06 AM
Dee- Once you have done your research you will have more of an idea if this will help you. The fact that you were painfree for over an hour sounds incouraging. It is hard to live in pain every minute of everyday. I hope you can find something that will give you relief.
Shelley - How is Larry coping? Any prospects yet?
Linda - You are one busy girl!
Gayle - Any rescues this week. Amanda and I went down to visit the puppy she rescued, she is so sweet and has really come a long way in being a happy little girl. She has four people trying to adopt her. They check the families out and decide where she would be best. So hard to leave her there after our visit though.
I am still really busy trying to get my house in order. With my arthritis being so bad all winter I did very little. I finally finished tiling my kitchen floor yesterday. What a relief I have been at that for weeks.
We are going to try to get the pool back up this weekend - hope the weather co-operates. It is about 14 here for today, not sure what that is in F. Just busy, busy, busy.

SuzyMc
06-09-2006, 08:31 AM
Dee ~ It would be nice if this new therapy would help! Keep us posted on what you decide to do.

I'm keeping your cousin's children in my prayers! Your family sure has been through a lot lately.

Shelley ~ Sounds like you really need to rest that heel! I sure hope you haven't developed a spur on it.

Linda ~ Going out dancing sounds like so much fun and it's great exercise too!

Gayle ~ Ali is adorable! How old is she?

Janice ~ I'm so glad to hear that the puppy is doing so well...Amanda should be really proud of herself!

THings have been busy here too...there just don't seem to be enough hours in a day right now! To top it off Tim cut his finger really badly at work Wednesday afternoon. Of course it's on his right hand, so that's slowing work down at the shop. There's always something isn't there? :dizzy:

Lynneye
06-09-2006, 09:57 AM
Dee keeping my fingers crossed for you! this new therapy sounds very interesting.

Linda I am jealous, I love to dance! Sounds like so much fun!

I agree, Ali is so cute!

Janice, my kitchen floor is tiled and I LOVE it!! It really doesn't show the dirt (and around here the cat hair!) like the old floor. I love how easy it is to care for also! You are going to really be happy you did it!

Last night was weight in at WW. I gained a pound, but then I realized, I really upped my water intake this week, as well as I was wearing jeans! the last few weeks, I was wearing lighter shorts. I know, excuses, excuses!! LOL! But this AM before my shower, I weighed my self here and I have lost 2.5 pounds since last night, so I think the clothes had something to do with it!

Deelite
06-09-2006, 03:42 PM
Shelley thanks for the ingo on the websites. I haven't had time to look them up yet. You are right about Larry reading up on it too. My mind doesn't retain stuff and my judgement is not the best on these meds.
How is your heel doing? Is there anything that you are going to do to help it heal besides lie low for a day or two? I know that you won't be able to stay off of it too long. You are too much like me!

Gayle my godness, I didn't even recognize Allison. She looks so grown up. She doesn't look like a little girl any more. She is a grown up Princess. Now I have competion "wink wink" What a cutie.

Linda any day is a terrible day to lose a loved one but around Christmas is the worse. I am glad that time heals even though the pain and loneliness never goes away..

Janice it is 17 here today so it is a bit warmer. Maybe you will get our weather tomorrow and it won't be too bad to put up the pool deck. I take it you have an above ground pool. We do too.
I am glad that there are families available to adopt the puppy that Amanda found. I am sure she must feel good about it.

Suzy I know what it is like to get a sheet metal cut. Well actually I should say Larry knows. He has had numerous cuts that he needed many stitches. It takes awhile before it heals. Make sure Tim keeps it clean.

Debbie did you know that jeans weigh about 2? I am glad that you realize you lost weight. You are doing great.

Thanks for the prayers. Sean is out of intensive care but still in the hospital. They are waiting to see if he has brain damage. He does have a concusion and many cuts and gouges on his head and a broken arm.
Just after the accident when someone came to the car they seen Sean on her lap and blood all over her becasue of his head injury. They looked at him and said that he was dead. Jessica was taken to another hospital than Sean/ She didn't find out til four hours later that he was alive. Poor girl.
I haven't talk to Jackie their mom yet as she has been by Sean's bedside since.
I will keep you in touch. Thanks for everything.

gdeann
06-09-2006, 09:41 PM
Dee, I wish you well making the right decision with treatment. Sounds kinda like a cortisone shot. I have a few friends who found relief but needed treatment about every 3 months. Allison is growing like crazy! She will be a lot taller then her mom when it all said and done.
Prayers go out to the kids. Poor girl thinking he was gone all that time.
What ever happened to Jackie? The friend with cancer?

Suzy, Ali is 7 years old going on 35! She knows things/words now that I think I was in high school before I knew it! She really is a sweetie, no discipline problems at all and the teachers love her.

Lynneye, wishing you well this weigh-in! I bet the jeans had something to do with the scale difference. I would LOVE tile floor! I like the natural looking tile with no gloss to it.

Janice, no rescues this week! Saving them for you! Happy to hear the pup will have a wonderful new home soon!

Linda, such a sad story about your sister. We just never know do we? I guess we should cherish every moment we can with our loved ones.

I was thinking tonight, I never shared the story with you about Allison. We knew she would need braces, but now they are saying she has an under bite plus an over bite. Hopefully it will self-correct as she grows but the doctors are not very optimistic about it. We go to a specialist the first part of August and he will examine her. The doctors are saying if in time it can not be corrected through treatment or as the body grows, then around the age of 17-18 they will go in and break her jaw to line everything up. I am PRAYING like crazy that as she ages, it corrects it's self. We are not telling her too much, just letting her think she is having regular visits to the dentist.

gdeann
06-09-2006, 09:44 PM
Suzy, tell Tim to take care of his finger! OUCH!

chrily
06-10-2006, 12:23 PM
Hey all, short post...but I'm back. I was having a hard time adjusting to my new med...(oh crap, just remember I need to take my RA meds), Anyhow, I'm on Wellbutrin now. None of those unwanted 'side effects' of Lexapro. BUt for the last week or two while the new one gets in there, I've been a basket case of nerves and crying and hormones. That's leveling out and through all this, I'm finally getting to a normal hubby/wife relationship. ;) My husband is EXTREMELY happy about that.

ANyhow, I'm thinking about going back on WW. I lost the most weight while doing that and I'm sick and tired of looking like this. I've been trying to shop for some new clothes lately, because mine are getting wore out and faded. Do you honestly think you can find some "cute" "trendy" plus size clothes??? SO NOT HAPPENING! OMG, even the underwear looks like it walked out of my grandma's closet. I want to feel good about what I look like not dress like my mom.

Okay...done complaining. Must get back to the laundry lurking in the house. I did some of my sister's laundry for her because her washer broke and isn't repairable. My DH took a new washer to them last night and hopefully that will help them out. Of everyone in my family, my sister has got to have worse luck than me. :)

Chris

ShelleyM
06-11-2006, 06:26 AM
Chris-I love WW. I believe it's the healthiest plan out there.

Ladies-I'll be going to Tampa tomorrow very early for Becky's USF orientation. I don't know if I'll have access to a computer. I'll be back Wednesday. I'll post more later today, but this darn computer keeps shutting down.

ShelleyM
06-11-2006, 04:45 PM
I have eaten everything today that is not nailed down. Why?? Skittles, Ritz crackers, Triscuits, hard candy, watermelon, salad. That's been my food so far today. I think I'm nervous about driving around Tampa tomorrow. I really hate driving on the Interstate.

BellaNoelle
06-11-2006, 07:38 PM
Shelly, gdeann, Lynneye, SuzyMc, Deelite, Linda----thank you all for saying hey and being so nice to the new girl on the block. I'm reading Body For Life (again) and trying to get inspired. I do realize I need to make a decision to exercise, and not wait for motivation (which usually doesnt stay consistent anyway). Dealing with issues with DH...do I have to use "DH" when I'm not feeling like he's so "darling"? For me can the DH stand for something else like dumbass husband? Anyway, I won't stay on that. My daughters dance recital was last night. It was great, I'm so proud of her. She had decided to stop dancing and do competitive cheerleading so she tried out for and made it on this squad that competes nationally. I paid $150 for the choreographer and now (after the dance recital) she tells me she cant bear to quit dancing and she doesnt like cheering nearly as much. I feel like crap because I feel like I pushed her onto this cheer team and it isnt what she wants to do. If she quits cheering they will have to re-do the whole routine and stunt groups. Should I have her stick it out since she commited to do this? I need to make decision fast as they place orders this week for $75 cheer shoes and I need to cut my loses now if she's not gonna do this.

gdeann
06-12-2006, 02:14 AM
Welcome again Bella!! I wpuld be inclined to have her stick with the cheeleading 1 season. After that she could move on. Maybe then she will really "want" what she has"asked" for. My child is guilty of this countless times.
Good one on the DH!! my "dear" hubby has turned into "dumbass" several times! LOL!

Lynneye
06-12-2006, 07:23 AM
I agree with sticking it out for the season. I know if I joined anything, my parents stressed the others on the team, would be losing something if I wasn't there. I had to stick it out for the season, maybe not join next year, that was my choice, but if I joined I was in for the year or season.
Also agree with the Dumbass!

My Mom was here this weekend, we went to a local flea market and had a great time. Walked a couple of miles around the flea market, too!!

What is everyone upto this week? I am working only Mon. and Thurs. so I really am hoping to get some more done in my new house.

gdeann
06-12-2006, 10:18 AM
Shelley, have a safe trip! Miss you already!


Lynneye, the flea market sounds fun. I like looking at old treasures and finding a use for them in my home. I will be working this week at the liquor store, mowing on my days off (we take care of 3 homes) and preparing for my mothers 80th birthday celebration on Sunday. IF (big IF!) I can get it finished, I am working on a shadow box for her with her baby gown and pair of shoes. The fabric is really starting to break down on the dress so I thought it was best to display in a case compared to being stuffed in a cedar chest. I want to find a baby pic of her, then add a mid-life pic and a recent pic to the display.

4myloves
06-12-2006, 11:33 AM
I'm here, just lurking around!

coles
06-12-2006, 07:06 PM
me too!

BellaNoelle
06-13-2006, 12:14 AM
Hmmm......this week is really busy. I work in home health full time and my caseload is way up. Kids have ballgames Mon and Thurs night. Tues night DD has cheerleading, I guess she is going to stick with it. I hope she stays motivated to do this because it is gonna be very expensive and time consuming. Weds is the only evening "free".

gdeann
06-13-2006, 12:32 AM
Bella, what kind of home health do you do? Just curious, I'm a Hospice volunteer plus I appreciated home health care so much when my mother came home from the hospital.

chrily
06-13-2006, 11:21 AM
Just a fly by! Gotta get moving

chris

SuzyMc
06-13-2006, 12:15 PM
Just a quick post to let you all know that I'm still here! It's going to be a really crazy week. Tim is going to be out of town Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we have a lot to get done before he goes. I hope to catch up with you all soon!

Deelite
06-13-2006, 02:38 PM
Nice to see you popping by Suzy, Chris, Bella, Janice and Cheryl. When summer hits we all seem to get busy.

Shelley I hope that you are having a good time in Tampa. I know that the interstate is crazy to drive on. It always scared me when I was in Florida staying in St Pete's and driving to Orlando.

Gayle the shadow box sounds so special. I am sure that your mother will love it. Wow 80 years old. Not long ago you couldn't even imagine that she was going to reach that age. God gives us miracles and answers prayers.

Lynneye I love flea markets and garage sales. Spending time with your mom is precious. You are lucky to be able to enjoy time with her.

Jackie's kids are both ok now. Sean got out of the hospital yesterday. He has recovered. Jessica is shock up but doing great.

Gayle you asked about my friend Jackie. You have such a wonderful memory. She is holding her own. She has out lived her life expectancy. Her short term memory is not good and her long term has it's moments. She can do most things but has a hard time walking. Her balance is off so she uses a cane and occasionally a walker. She still is enjoying life. Thanks for asking.

Yesterday I talked to my good friend Sally, she is the one that lost her husband to cancer a few weeks ago. She said that she is doing better than she expected. She has her good days and bad days.

Today I got mad at myself. I am so frustrated not being able to do things around here like I would like to. Well my anger got me energy and I started sawing off big branches of an old lilac tree. I was just sweating by the time Larry came home for lunch but I was proud that I did most of the work. Larry wasn't impressed but hey I did it. Now I know that I am paying the price of increased pain in my back but at the moment the satisfaction that I have makes it all worth it.

Hope you all have a good day.

4myloves
06-13-2006, 03:05 PM
Larry wasn't impressed but hey I did it.

Men are never impressed by the things we do (and if they are they'd never admit it!), yet they expect a round of applause when they put their dirty plate in the sink. :)

coles
06-13-2006, 07:42 PM
I was a baddd girl. We had so many people helping with the pool this past week that I was constantly cooking and eating.
Weighed in this morning at WW and was up 3.6 lbs for the week. I have worked so hard to get the weight off that I am determined to get back on program. It is amazing how fast it comes back when you don't pay attention to what is going in your mouth. Pretty disgusted with myself today. I didn't gain anything and always had a loss for the eleven weeks. This was week five and WOW!

coles
06-13-2006, 07:43 PM
I meant week twelve not five.

Deelite
06-13-2006, 08:23 PM
Janice I am glad that you are honest with yourself. We can't live every week of our lives thinking that we aren't going to party with everyone. It just wouldn't be living, you would have felt cheated. Now that is the past this week you can make wiser choices and get back on track. Remember to drink lots of water this week. It will help you lose. And yes I know it sucks that it is a lot easier to gain than to lose but you have the right attitude girl!

BellaNoelle
06-14-2006, 12:34 AM
Hey girls!
I'm sorry I dont know everyones name yet. Sooooo bad with names.

Gdeann, I've done home health physical therapy for the past 11 years. It's great, I love it but these high gas prices sure do hurt. Did your mom do ok?

Well my daughter went to cheerleading tonight and I paid for the shoes so thats it, she is in, no turning back. Busy tonight with that and my youngest sons baseball game. Run, run, run! No time for a workout today but I did eat fairly well. Only had one Sundrop (my weakness) so thats good.

Lynneye
06-14-2006, 08:36 AM
Just checking in, have been even busier this week, if that is possible! I have been reading and keeping up, but just so busy, haven't written. Went shopping yesterday, had a great time and really put a dent in the credit card!But now, I have a few outfits that fit me now! I needed a few things to wear to work, that fit, aren't hanging on me. So was a fun day.
Today we are going down to see Rob's Mom, she lives about 1 hour away. Also taking our car in to get AC fixed while there.

Hope everyone is having a great day and week!

LindaB763
06-14-2006, 09:20 AM
Well, I did it! I went and bought a new swim suit. I have always hated wearing one of those things. I look MUCH better this year than I did last year. :) And you know what's even better?! A guy at the pool started flirting with me! :carrot: Told me how nice I looked in my suit. He must have really liked what he saw because I had on NO make-up and my hair was wet and was wearing a cap. :dizzy:

That was a real boast to my ego. All my hard work seems to be starting to pay off.

SuzyMc
06-14-2006, 09:59 AM
It sounds like everyone is really busy these days! I had planned to cut lawns today, but it's raining this morning. Not getting lawns done today is really going to put a cramp in this weeks schedule, but it does give me a little free time today.

Dee ~ I'm so glad to hear that Sean is out of the hospital and that they are both home recovering now.

Bella ~ I think you made the right decision about the cheerleading. Hopefully your daughter will really enjoy it once she gets into it!

Janice ~ Don't beat yourself up too bad. I had a gain like that a couple of weeks ago and within a week it was gone. I think a lot of it was fluid. Drink your water this week and watch what you eat and I'm sure you'll see an improvement next week.

Gayle ~ The shadow box that you are making for your mother sounds really nice! What a wonderful idea!

Cheryl ~ How are things going for you these days?

Linda ~ You must have felt like you were walking on air when you left the pool...what a nice complement!

Debbi ~ Sounds like you had a good day yesterday! There's nothing better than shopping for smaller sized clothes! I hope your visit with Rob's mom goes well today...have a safe trip!

Shelley should be home sometime today. I'm really looking forward to hearing how orientaion was!

Deelite
06-14-2006, 01:29 PM
Debbi I have such a hard time remembering that your name is not Lynne. Maybe you need put a signature to the bottom of your posts so I will remember. Shopping for new and smaller clothes is such a motivation for maintaining or losing weight. I bet you look great. Enjoy your trip to see Rob's mom.

Linda way to go. You are one "HOT MAMA" girl. Can you imagine how many men's heads would turn if you had make up on and your hair down?

Suzy you sure do get a workout when you get to cut the grass. I have never cut our's, Larry won't let me. Are you keeping out of trouble while Tim is gone?

Bella would you believe that I don't know what a sun drop is? Moderation is important. I believe that you can eat anything but it is how much that you eat that really makes the difference. I have some red zones that I try not to enter because if I start I won't stop. The only way I will eat those food is when we are out. I can control it then so I allow myself to eat not gorge.
By the way I think that you made the right decision about cheerleading.

Cheryl Larry doesn't let me do a lot of things not because he doesn't think that I would do a good job but because I might hurt myself. I also have learned that after 25 years of marraige that if you want something done from your man you just have to start it and then they finish the job without even having to ask them to do it. lol

Gayle you are a busy girl this week planning mom's birthday party. I hope that you have time to make the shadow box. If you do I would love to see pictures of it.

Shelley how did you make out. We miss you here.

As I figured my back would be sore today. I have done nothing but eat breakfast and lie on my back and read in the pool house. Sometimes I laugh at myself. I have a house of luxuries and I hang out in the pool house most of the time. It is just a small garage that we converted into a screen room. It has a futon which I nap on, or some nights Larry and I sleep on, a tv, fridge microwave, patio set and of course fans to keep us cool. It is very basic compared to the house but I love to sit and look out into my flower beds watching the birds eat from the feeders. I can't stand to be indoors when I can be outside. That is why I hate our cold winters so much.

4myloves
06-14-2006, 01:53 PM
STOP!!!
A new thread has been started!

Please go to thread #78!