WW Clubs and Groups - Week of June 18
06-18-2006, 06:18 AM
I haven't posted in a while, been very busy with job interviews for teaching positions (Middle School English/Language Arts). And, of course, getting ready for the transition of my own 2 children finishing up the school year. They have some activities going on over the summer, but nothing starts until early July. That certainly leaves plenty of time for squabbling at home. Truthfully, they have been getting along amazingly well lately. My son is teaching my daughter (5 years younger than him) to play baseball and they spend evenings in the backyard practicing. He is a very patient coach!
My food has been a mixed bag. Generally on track, and I'm within my goal range but I feel a little flabby. I've been consistent with my strength workouts, not as much with the cardio. I push myself when I go to a class (like kickboxing or karate) but if I'm on the treadmill or elliptical, it's a pretty slow pace. This morning I'm going to a boot camp class (cardio intervals combined with weights) so that should certainly make me sweat.
Happy Father's Day to the dads in our lives!
06-18-2006, 09:57 AM
Elana-Have fun with your workout! Best of luck in your interviews!
I'm off to church then across teh road for the whole father's day thing over there. I don't expect great eating LOL. Have a great day!
06-18-2006, 07:40 PM
Hi, Elana! Good luck with the job search! It's great that your kids are playing so well together. I have two older brothers (there are 5 years apart from all of us--I'm 28, one bro is 33, and the other is 38). Some people think 5 years is such a huge split, but I really liked it growing up.
I did a lot of gardening today (flowers not veggies), and then I took the dog that I'm dogsitting for a long walk. We had a great time together!!
Have a good week!
06-19-2006, 06:43 AM
I had a great weekend. DH's brother brought home his girlfriend. She's super nice. His mom is concerned b/c she has three kids already (she's only 28) and never been married. After meeting her I just think she comes from an unstable family and had to grow up on her own alot. She seems to be a really great mom and that's what counts right? They are living together and are engaged to be married in October, they have all the plans made...but he's afraid to tell his mom. I know she's gonna ask me b/c I spent a great deal of time talking with the girlfriend. I can't lie to my MIL, but it's not my place to share this kind of news. We'll see!
Anyway. I am planning an on points day. I have my water already out. And I will try to exercise tonight, once I find my treadmill. I have a ton to do before 7:30, so I better run. Have a great day!!
Morning all. Bad, bad weekend eatingwise. I could just not seem to stop grazing in the evening. :( Oh well, weekends are my downfall, I do so much better on the weekdays when things seem to be more structured. Ds is pretty much over his chickenpox, just has a few scabbed over spots left. Thank goodness he had a pretty mild case. So he can go back to school today and I hope he doesn't flip out when we get there. Week before last he was misbehaving when I was dropping him off and it was getting very frustrating. I'm hoping that it was just because he was starting to feel crummy from the chickenpox starting and he will be better today.
Anyway take care all and have a great day!
06-19-2006, 09:51 AM
Misty, that puts you in a very sucky position. Hopefully your BIL will talk to MIL before she gets to you.
Jen, just get back on track today. Misty and Maggie taught me to only worry about today, not yesterday or tomorrow. It has helped me quite a bit.
I better get back to work. Have a good day!
06-19-2006, 08:08 PM
hey everybody, my sister in law had her baby!! 6 lbs, 6 oz little boy, 19 inches long. Jesse Rhoades, he is a beautiful baby. She had an emergency c-section because he was frank breech, and couldn't move. They are both great!! My eating wasn't the best, when she was in recovery we ran to McD's, but since that's all I ate today, maybe it won't hurt too bad. I can't wait to go tomorrow and hold him some more!!
06-19-2006, 09:15 PM
Hi Misty, Steph & Maggie!!!! I just wanted to say hello and let you know that I didn't forget about you! I think of you all often!
I just popped in for a second...........I will read and post more when I get home! I'm starting AGAIN!
HI to all the new (to me) faces!
PS - Look at my signature .............I'm back up to 231+ lbs! :(
06-20-2006, 08:11 AM
JEANNE!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad to see you back!!!!!! You better be here for good LOL
Donna-Congrats on your nephew!!!! I am glad all went well even with the emergency c-section.
Jen-I suck at weekends too. Steph is right just focus on today!!!!
My MIL did get to me! I told her DH said I shouldn't say anything LOL..he thanked me for throwing him under the bus! :devil: I said I think that the girl is very nice and it may be more serious than my BIL lets on. I told her I think if he wants to commit to the relationship than as an adult (which he is at 26) he needs to stand up and own his life. I told her the GF thinks he feels he'll disappoint everyone and feels like he has to please everyone. It is a shock. While blended families are the norm these days, it's not something this family has had experience with. My dad's been married three times, to me it's not a big deal. But on my MIL's side I can't think of a single divorce even if I look through all the extended second and third cousins. Any step children came through the death of a spouse. I think it's really crappy of my BIL not to admit that he is engaged. What kind of message does that send to his finace and her kids...that they aren't good enough?...that he is ashamed of them? They are nice people, great kids and if my BIL can give them the kind of home they have lacked then that is great and we will all love and embrace them; it's not like his mom (a third grade teacher) is going to be mean to little kids you know?
06-21-2006, 10:47 AM
Jeanne--it's about time you got your booty back here!!! Yeah!!
Misty, I agree wholeheartedly with you. BIL needs to own up to this one soon!!
Congrats on the new nephew, Donna. Nieces and nephews are so much fun!
Jen, I read your post about your sick leave, and I think that's horse ****!! I can't believe that a hospital OF ALL PLACES would be so shitty. Coming from someone who experiences dibiliatating migraines as well, I'm astounded. You know what though--my husband use to get bad migraines (I think he grew out of them, for the most part), and he had some sort of permission from his company because migraines are considered a chronic condition. I missed a lot of work my first year at my current job, and I'm so fortunate that they were understanding. You need to check into this, because it makes me sooooo mad!
Hey everyone. I had a pretty good night at work last night. The night before was absolutely nuts. Not much else going on, hope everyone has a great day.
Steph - thanks so much for your comments. Yes you would think that a hospital would be more sympathetic but the problem is that they have paid out millions of $$ in sick benefits and they are only looking at the bottom line. I'm not one of those people that take 'mental health days' though I know plenty of nurses who do and they are the ones who make it rough for others who have legitimate health problems.
donna - congrats on becoming an aunt! I love that name.
06-21-2006, 01:45 PM
:cb: anyone? I just got back from the grocery store and really had to pee. So I dropped the groceries by the door and went into the bathroom. I came out and DS had peeled and entire bunch of bananas! So now we're all having a banana snack b/c I have no idea what to do with all of these. At the current prices I hate to waste them, but I am not a big banana fan, so one is my limit. I guess I'll have to make bread with teh last couple or in this heat they'll be really nasty in a few hours.
Well, he's not into my granola bars so I need to get groceries put away!
06-21-2006, 05:32 PM
A banana suggestion:
This works better if they are pretty ripe--
peel and freeze in plastic bags.
Eat them as a sweet and very healthy substitute for a popsicle.
I love them!
Frozen grapes are also good.
I completely agree about weekend eating. The lack of structure really makes it hard for me. I may start planning my food and writing out the point values the night before. At least it would be a new technique to try.
06-21-2006, 11:10 PM
Elana-That is a great idea!!! DS is such a monkey LOL He's almost two what can I say? I think I iwll freeze the ones that are still mostly in the peel. We ate the ones that could be salvaged (ie not smushed in the carpet) so I have a few now that are mostly in the peels, I can peel and freeze them.
I usually take him with me when there is something fo rhim to get into...what was I thinking trying actually pee alone?! LOL
:devil: :devil: That's funny Misty!
Not much new going on, same old, same old. Going to try and get some exercise in today when ds is at school. Have a great day everyone.
Okay, now I am kind of depressed. Just checking out the web site of the woman who had WLS back in February or March and she has now lost over 100lbs and weighs less than me. I am happy for her obviously but jealous at the same time. Not that I want WLS but I know I can lose weight and I'm just cruising along and not doing squat about it. Like I try things and only do it half heartedly and I'm not exercising. About the only good thing I've managed to accomplish is that most days I am drinking at least 1L of water and that is a big thing considering that previously I hardly drank anything.
:?: Well what to do:?: Actually I thought my eating has been a bit better, I've been having my protein shakes and bars. The problem has been in the evening I end up snacking a bit too much and I am probably eating more at supper than what I plan. Okay so I need to really buckle down on this if I am going to get anywhere with it. Well I'm hungry now so I'm going to go have my breakfast and figure out what I am going to do with myself today. Take care all.
06-22-2006, 11:08 AM
I feel like I could have posted that Jen! My sister is gearing up for surgery. Though I know she has issues beyond what I do and surgery is an option for her and not me I am jealous. I have always been thinner (even at 224 pounds).
I am more angry at myself really for all the time and opportunities I waste. Everyday I wake up and say "This is it I am starting over", and I make it until like noon. Yesterday we ate out at pizza hut for heaven's sake! I did actually have every intention of getting icecream afterwards. I had DH take out cash, we drove to the icecream stand, pulled in the driveway and I said, "Never mind". I was proud of that. It didn't really off set all the pizza, but it was good none the same.
Just think though these small steps, like you drinking water, is moving us in the right direction. To continue to keep the weight off after surgery my sister will not be allowed ANY suger, carbonated beverages, fried foods, peels or skins of veggies (including orange segments). She has to keep carbs below 25 a DAY and she has to get in 65-75 grams of protein a day BEFORE everything else. I couldn't live FOREVER without birthday cake, Mountain Dew and the occasional funnel cake. So your friend may be losing weight left and right, but would you want to trade your options with hers?
Someday you and I will be able to eat "normal", they will always have to live like that.
I need to find a way to commit to regular exercise. I resent ahving to get up at 5 am. DH can feed heiffers and make diesel fuel whenever he wants, why should I have to lug two kids with me or wait until 10 pm or 5 am? Just b/c I don't work at an office doesn't mean I can do what ever I want all day and exercise whenever I want. I do get more free time than some people, but like right now, I am watching kids AND typing. I can't exercise though b/c they will get on the treadmill with me, or they will climb on me while I do a dvd. DH did propose the other night that maybe we alternate he takes one to the farm and I take one for a walk, then neither of us have to handle both and we can get done what we want.
Misty, yes I think right now at this instant, I would trade with this woman, not having sugar, carbonated drinks etc if I could lose weight like that. I am frustrated and angry at myself and there are a lot of other issues going on that don't help. I probably keep too much of my anger to myself and not express it and use food for comfort. I have a lot of supressed anger about our financial situation. It drives me mad thinking where we could be right now if dh had not so totally screwed up our money. Part of it is my fault, I'm not laying all the blame on him but he just wants to get back into what screwed us up to begin with and part of me wants to say, well go ahead, you'll be doing it as a divorced man! Losing weight like that might at least give me some satisfaction with my life as I don't feel like I am getting it anywhere else. My only joy is my son who is driving me up the wall lately, whenever he has to be dropped off at school or daycare he starts crying and throwing a fit and I get so upset that I want to dive into a tub of ice cream! I think that is a good plan for your dh to take one of the kids. They are his kids too and at least he is realizing that you need some help during the day if you are ever going to get anything done. Good job on not getting the ice cream. I know things like that are practically second nature especially at this time of the year so you did great!
Anyway I had a protein shake for lunch and when I log off here I"m going to go ride my exercise bike and come back and post what I did on the new thread I started.
06-22-2006, 06:23 PM
Just a quick post. I made a new tracker in microsoft picture it. It only took me like 4 hours LOL. But I like it! It has lots of colors LOL We'lls ee how it works out. I made littel water glasses and milk glasses to check off as I drink those, and a place for veggies, oils and vitamin to be checked off.
Well DD wants to show me the flowers she's picked, so haev agreta night all!
06-24-2006, 02:39 PM
I have been busy enjoying my new nephew, he lost about 8 oz before coming home, but now is eating like a little tazmanian devil!! He is so cute, and I got to feed him twice yesterday. He is at his other grandparents right now, and I can't wait for him to come back!!
Anyway, have been doing good on plan, I have my brothers grad. party tomorrow, so I will probably be bad there, lol. But i will probably get in the pool, so it will all even out, lol.
Right now, I am just waiting to O, as I finished my clomid about 5 days ago. Hopefully it will be soon.
Hope everyone is doing well.
Bad, bad, bad day. Not eating wise and actually did a lot of walking. We had a very bad day with ds, it was very upsetting and frustrating. There was a festival today that I wanted to go to and he was quite happy to go until we got there and then he was a complete pain. It's not like it is something he's never been to or encountered and we ended up being there like 20 minutes and then turned around and came home. I was very upset by the time we got home, I could have left in the parking lot I was so upset and angry. I love him more than anything in my life but stuff like this drives me over the edge. He's been behaving very badly over the past few days, even before he had the chickenpox it was starting. Anyway I'm okay now but he's being punished with no tv all weekend because of stuff he did last week and actually it is harder on us than it is on him so I'm not sure how much of a punishment it really is!
06-25-2006, 08:08 AM
Donna-Have fun at your party!!!!
Jen-Sorry to hear DS is being stinky. I wish I could offer some advice, but as you can see by my posts I barley have my two under control LOL. Maybe refuse to take him somewhere he wants to go next time b/c of teh way he behaved when you went somewhere you wanted to go? That may not be short term enough for him to connect though. The no tv is a good one but I know what you mean...sometimes the tv isn't for them it's for ME!!! God Bless Noggin!
My eating is once again in crappy land. DH and the kids are sick. Running fevers, barfing...oh so much fun! I ran away yesterday LOL. DD seemed ok in the am and was full steam ahead, so like an idiot I took her to my best friends' house. We had a great day at the zoo and went out for dinner. Then she hurled spaghetti all over me when we got back to my friend's house. So I guess she was sick afterall. Now I feel like a total jerk for exposing them and thier kid to whatever cooties my family has. I just could NOT sit in this house with DH while he was sick. He irritates the CRAP out of me when he is sick. When I am sick I have to chug along and cook dinner and change diapers. Like last month when I was so sick with the whole barfing thing, he didn't even bat an eye or think about staying home so I could have a break. Then he got annoyed b/c I asked him to bring home gingerale and and he had ridden his motorcyle.
He did keep DS yesterday though b/c he wasn't feeling well either yesterday. But DH is soooo whiney and can get really nasty and bites my head off when he's sick. I just could NOT sit in the mess of a house and listen to him whine all day.
Anyway, I'll try to get back on track on Monday...today is going to be a challenge.
06-29-2006, 01:04 PM
Hi everyone! Went to the gym yesterday...............first time in 3 months!:o
I tried WW fudge bars...........mmmmm....mmmmmmm! They are SO GOOD and only 1 point! (just thought I'd share that with ya)!
We are on vacation next week........yippeee:carrot: ! So ready for one! No big plans, just some day trips.........the zoo, an amusement park, swimming (not me of course, but I'll see that the kids and DH go!)
Well just wanted to say hey! Take care everyone!