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08-02-2006, 05:13 PM
Boy is it hot!! 95 but feels like 111!! I may melt!!!

So things are trucking along. I am back on plan, so that feels good. I mean it's only day 3, but it's nice anyway!! I have water aerobics tonight. That'll be fun.

Bailey (new puppy) is doing well. He is good in his crate now and is almost housebroken. Now to combat the jumping and nipping, but hey, he's a puppy!!!

I started a blog. I am hoping that it will keep me focused. I have a link to it in my sig.

How is everyone else??

08-03-2006, 12:11 AM
Hi, what a cute puppy. Congrat's on being on plan. WTG.

08-03-2006, 10:13 AM
Thanks for starting this Sandi. Awesome job with sticking to your new plan.

Things are kind of ho hum for me at the moment. I kind of hit rock bottom last week. I have been very very fustrated with Jenny Craig, as even when I stick to the point of being anal, I either lose a small amount or even gain. I am now re-evaulating the plan and starting to look into something else. It may mean I have to go to lower calories.

August will be pretty quiet, the best news is that I have been promoted to a manager two weeks ago with a major bump in salary so that is nice. I can now start seriously looking into putting laminate floors into my basement. Other than that, we have a long weekend this weekend, so I am going to take Friday off. Unfortunately, that means ~hour in the dentist chair to have some cavities filled (oy!), but in the afternoon I am going to the spa to finally have my hair cut and coloured.

Sandi-post some pictures of Bailey soon!

08-03-2006, 10:49 AM
Thanks Sandi for getting this one going....

I will be back home on Tuesday night and I am planning on "cleaning out" my cabinets on Wed. so I can get my house more diet friendly. BF loves tostitos and salsa but he will have to take it with him if I buy it for him. Otherwise I am looking forward to cooking dinner for us and relaxing on Wed. night.

I am really going to try my best to get into the right mind set and get going on this new way of life. I am very into eating better and I will be able to hit the gym by Thursday. I want to get my routine started before school starts up in a couple of weeks. This has been a good summer and I have come to some really important realizations about my life and habits in general.

My health improved since I started exercising. I got great reports all the way around this summer as far as blood pressure and my echo and some other tests. I am going to try to get everything even better by trying to stay as stress free as possible. I am also looking forward to sharing with the students all the things I learned this summer in graduate school. I hope it all works out.

Sandi - great job on the plan....I am proud of you. I hope I can catch your vibe when I land in the Land of the Morning Calm.

Carol - Sorry about the JC plan. I would just take some time and just evaluate what might be the problem. You have lost 15 pounds and that is :carrot: :carrot: Awesome :carrot: :carrot: Way to Go!!! If it comes off slower it stays off. But I know it gets frustrating....... Keep your chin up!

08-03-2006, 11:31 AM
Sandi—that is great you are on plan. WTG. Glad to hear Bailey is doing well.

Carol—I hope you can get things worked out. I'm not sure if funniegrl is still posting much or not but I know she was successful with Jenny Craig and might have some advice for you.

Darlene—I know I always did my best when I had a "clean" house meaning I didn't have all that extra junk in the house and I didn't crave it as much.

I'm doing so-so, really in the home stretch.
I've got about 3 1/2 weeks left and I'm beginning to wonder if I'll make it that far. I really want to since even at 3 1/2 weeks I'll only be 37 1/2 weeks. I had some swelling at my appt. yesterday (it was a 1+), I've gained 4 pounds in a week and although he said my BP was okay, I know it's gone up from being in the 100s-110s/60s-70s to 122/83. I saw a different doc since mine had to leave on an emergency. I sure missed him because he performed my c-section with Lilly and I've been with him ever since so he knows my history. This doc did tell me that if my BP goes up next week, I gain another 4 pounds in a week, or develop headaches, I may have to quit my job early, which I don't need right now. Hopefully it will resolve itself as long as I continue to get up and walk often at work and keep my feet propped up as soon as I get home.

08-05-2006, 04:01 PM
Goodness, you all have certianly been busy:)

Let me see, whats up with me? New administration at work starts next week, change is always rough. My vacation has been "postponed" due to all the changes.. apparently "your knowledge is too beneficial for you to be gone during all these changes".. so, hmm.. nice to be needed, but, sucks to have to miss my vacay!
My daughter starts school next week and my son starts daycare again.. so i have to do the back to school shopping next wednesday.
I start school on the 15th, so shopping for me too.. in fact, im planning on being down another size by then.. cause im *thismuch* away from it now.. you see, i dont wear ANYTHING uncomfortable, so while i CAN get the 22's on.. they are not comfy, so i dont consider myself to be that size yet.. However, the very fact that im not in 30's anymore just pleases me to death!

Which brings me to a question.. im 262 and 5'7" i wear a 24.. and almost a 22.. what sizes/weights/heights are all of you.. so that i can guesstimate what size i *might* be in when i weigh 'x' amount of pounds..???????????

08-06-2006, 12:48 AM
Hi all,

Sandi, glad you're back on plan. The water aerobics sound like such fun.

Carol, congrats on the promotion at work, and the salary increase. I hope you been able to work out something different with your food plan.

Dawn, I hope all goes well these last few weeks of your pregnancy and you can continue working as you had planned. I know it's a pain to not see your regular doctor, but the important thing is if your regular doctor will be on call when the big day comes. (Or are you C-section and that's not a concern?)

Supernurse, school starts here on Monday. The kids and I spent the day shopping. Kids must wear uniforms at our school, so the clothes shopping is easier than pre-uniform days. As far as sizes, I'm wearing a 20W pants, and a 16W or 18W shirt. I can squeeze into 18 pants, but it's not a pretty sight. :lol:

The weather here has been brutal lately. (Yeah, I know it has been everywhere....) Does anyone else feel like weight loss slows over the summer, even when on plan? It just seems like the last 10 lbs took forever to come off. A few other people have commented on how their weight loss has slowed down and it just made me wonder.

I sure hope to get to rest tomorrow. The last few weeks have been very stressful. DH had knee surgery and is recuperating and will continue to recuperate for the next 3 MONTHS. DD had two surgeries in April, one major and one to correct a problem that occurred from the first surgery. She's pretty much recovered, although she has a neurological disease that will require future care. DH has actually been a pretty good patient, compared to what you hear about some husbands being such babies. However, I am just bone dead tired of nursing and caretaking. Pile work on top of it, with all of the projects that were delayed from my absence in April and May, and the fact that I can't seem to get caught up on my sleep, and it adds up to too much some days. I know I sound so selfish, but it just feels good to rant, and I can't do it in front of my family. :^:

Hope everyone has a good Sunday.

08-08-2006, 03:58 PM
Jacob had kindergarten registration last night. *sigh* I don't really know if I am ready for him to be in school yet. He seems excited. But it will be a BIG change for him. Since Steve and I both work ful time he is in day care all day. But he has been at the same place for over 5 years. His school has before and after school care, so he won't be going back to his daycare until next summer. There should be one or 2 kids from his daycare there, hopefully that'll help!

Next week we are taking a week's vacation. Not really going anywhere. Don't really have the funds. But we plan on teaching Jacob how to ride his bike with no training wheels, go to the show, minature golf, swimming and lots of walks with Bailey. It'll be nice to spend a ton of time with the whole family. It seems like we are out of control busy these days. I guess we'll have to do back to school shopping too. I got Jacob about 10 shirts on clearance in the spring for the fall, so I guess he just needs some pants.

My weight loss is coming along. I just need to stay focused. I tend to get off track so easily.

jtammy - OMG!! You come here and rant all you want!! Geez, you sure do have alot going on. Caretaking can just really take it out of you especially when you were busy to start with! Did you get any rest??

supernurse_mommie - I hear you about the vacation. I have to teach a 1/2 day during mine because no one else has the knowlege. Geez.

barbygirl43 - How are we doing?? Are you still working??

DollyR - I think having a "clean" house is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. I was saved over the weekend because there wasn't any junk in the house.

ChocLabLover - So what's with your plan? Did you talk to your counselor? What did she say?? Congrats on the promotion!!!

08-08-2006, 04:33 PM
Kindergarten registration!! What a milestone in Jacob's life, Sandi. Prepare to cry when you leave him on that first day. And let me be the first to tell you that worrying about your kids does not stop when they turn 18. In fact, I'm finding these adult problems with grown kids are a lot harder. I can't just kiss it and make it better. *Sigh* Glad to hear about your 8 lb. loss--you're on a roll!

Having a small cavity filled today. I hate the drill with a passion, and turn into a trembling, weeping lunatic in the dentist's chair. It's embarassing, and even valium doesn't help. So not looking forward to this. :(

Note: The dentist was busy, so another dentist said she was going to fill the tooth. She shot me up with novacaine, came back 10 min. later and said the original dentist was going to do it. Then I sat in the chair, getting more and more stressed for 35 min. until I couldn't stand it any longer and left. I had already told them how freaked out I get, and yet they let me sit in that chair for 50 min. total, listening to all those dental sounds I hate. Can you believe it?

08-08-2006, 05:30 PM
Hi Ladies,

I am back home. I got in last night about 9 PM had some ramen at 11 because that was all that was in the house. I fell asleep about 12 and now I am up at five. Ahhhhhh.......the wonders of jet lag. I will most likely crash in the afternoon for a nap and then be up till about 10 ish. The up swing is my honey will be here after not seeing him for almost 2 months. I am looking forward to making us dinner and just crashing. I wanto relax and just talk.

I am going to "clean" the refridgerator this morning before I go to the commissary. I may even make it over to the local market as well but we'll see how it all goes.

Nice to back in my own bed.

08-08-2006, 11:44 PM
Hi everyone,

Darlene, I know you must be glad to be back with your honey. You'll be able to get a good routine established before school starts back, I'm sure of it. It sounds like you have a good plan. Did you get that refrigerator cleaned out yet? :)

Hi Sandi, Yes, I agree with Sheila. Take lots of tissue. He'll probably be fine, but you'll need them as you get to the car and drive away. It is exciting for kids though, and he'll already know a few kids from daycare and by the end of the day he'll feel like he knows lots more. I realized that I didn't do a very good job explaining what school was all about years ago. My DS was telling me about his day, and I remarked that "Tomorrow at school, you'll blah, blah, blah......" He said, "You mean I have to go back tomorrow too?" We still laugh about that, even as he started his first year of high school this year.

Sheila, Wow, that was a long time to wait for someone who already hates the dentist office. Do you have to go back to the same dentist?

The scales are really being evil lately. I've always been a daily weigher, but if they continue to NOT move, I'm only a few weeks away from hiding them.

I DID get to rest some Sunday. I even took a nap that afternoon, which is unheard of. I told the kids to look after their Dad, and called a friend who had offered to take the kids to youth program that night, and I rested. It revived my spirit.

Now I need to head to bed. SInce I exercise in the morning, I wake up between 4:45 and 5:15, so getting to bed early enough is a challenge. It helps to have the kids back in school though, since they're tired by 9:00 now also.

Have a great night everyone.

08-09-2006, 10:34 AM
Sheila, I feel for you. I actually had 4 cavities filled in the past 3 days. Two last Friday, and two this past Monday. I am NOT a fan of the needle, and in the back of my mind (I know, I know, it's silly) I always think "What if the freezing doesn't take?" Sitting for 50 minutes in the chair is NOT on, I would have left as well.

Darlene, Yes, it is nice to be in your bed. I find I never sleep so well unless I am in my own comfy bed.

Sandi-I am looking into another program at the moment. I just want to kick start the weight loss, you know? The program I am thinking of is monitored by doctors and nurses, and you go in 3 times a week for a weigh in and checking your blodd pressure etc., My understanding it is pretty restrictive but I am still researching it at the moment.

08-10-2006, 11:50 AM
Hello ladies - long time no chat. I've been away in a different province at the end of July and have been super busy at work the last week and a half. Time to get regular here again and get these last few pounds gone!

I just registered for the fall semester for night courses at my uni so I'm hoping to be only a couple of pounds off of my goal before my scheldule gets all thrown out of whack. Other that that, I've been enjoying my summer quite a bit. It's been fairly relaxing. We built a new deck in our backyard last month and we've been out enjoying, sipping cocktails most evening (sheesh, I wonder why I'm having trouble with these last few pounds!) Work's been crazy but I never take it home with me so as soon as I leave the office door, it's behind me till another day.

Sandi - I just checked out your blog. Some good thoughts on there. It's funny what you start to realize when you force yourself to have a good hard look at something (e.g your aches & pains section). I'm still noticing stuff all the time - I hope that awareness never fades, it kind of keeps me on my toes. Congrats on getting back on plan and it sure sounds like you've found something you love with the water aerobics. Keep at it! Enjoy you're vacation and I hope Jacob just thrives in kindergarten!

Carol - you'll have to post some pics of the renovations once they're complete. I just love looking at home reno pics and seeing rooms transformed.

Darlene - Welcome home! Your own comfy bed, "clean" cupboards - sounds like you're all settled in again.

Dawnyal - Wow time certainly goes quickly! Seems like you just posted that you were expecting and now you're almost there. Fingers crossed that you're able to keep all levels stable and continue on like you are.

Supernurse - Certainly must feel good to be so valued, but it certainly sucks to have to postpone your vacation. To answer your question, you're quite a bit taller than me - I'm 5'2". When I was at my highest weight (243#) I was wearing a size 20. Right now I can't find any type of consistency in pants at all. Some pants that I have in size 10 are still a little snug, most of my size 8's fit perfectly and I actually have 2 pants in size 6 that are falling off me.

Tammy - that's certainly a big burden on you for sure. 3 surgeries in the last 6 months. Rant away, we'll all listen!

Sheila - 50 minutes waiting in a dentist chair? Holy cow! I'm not nervous about dentists or needles and the like but I think I would have got up and left too. Either that or did it myself, lol.

08-10-2006, 11:59 AM
Oh geeze-- I've got a lot to catch you all up on.. I haven't been around in a loooonnnnnggg time... I'll give you the short version.

I started a new job in January-- am LOVING it.
Bought a brand new house in March--- am LOVING it.
Sold my Motorcycle (you old timers should remember I was an avid Harley Rider)
Carson turned 1 year old last month
Decided to finally get my act together and get back to business with weight loss-am LOVING it! I have to tell you, I feel EXACTLY the way I did about this weight loss journey as I did the first time back in March 04. I feel so good. I am extremely focused and determined to get this post-pregnancy weight off and get back to pre-pregnancy of 143. Eventhough it took me a year to get with it again, I really feel like its time. I've got my house, work and child settled now and I can finally focus on ME! I have no desire to go back to my previous lifestyle of poor eating habits. I truly feel on top of the world and its just the beginning. I said it before and I'll say it again, I Love being on this journey. Life is so much better when you're living a healthy lifestyle. And I'll admit, I felt really down and out during the last 12 months and I had the most negative outlook on dieting, I couldn't stick with it for even a day. Its all about the mind frame. It proves my theory of being positive about it. Im ready to go.

Ok-- so I got a little off topic-- sorry...

In a nutshell, that's where I am this week.

08-10-2006, 12:06 PM
Great post Gretchen!

08-10-2006, 12:09 PM
Thanks Dee- and wow would you look at you??? You have done an amazing job! I am so proud of you! Can't wait to be where you are! Congratulations on the losses. It is really fantastic!

08-10-2006, 01:07 PM
Sorry I don't have time to respond to everyone. I am still working for 2 more weeks. I plan on taking Mon. the 28th off to spend time with the kiddos before we have the new arrival. I have 2 more appts. and I'll do my pre-op paper signing on the 23rd.
Things looked a lot better at my appt. yesterday other than I have a stupid summer cold. It just sucks. I had to call in sick on Tuesday (the busiest day at work) but I just had no energy, was getting dizzy with headaches, my chest hurt, the works. I slept most of the day and felt better yesterday. This morning I woke up like crap again but as I was up and around, I'm feeling better.

Sandi I so relate to you although it's just going to be head start for Lilly. I had a major emotional breakdown this morning because the head start is already full and I can send her to another one but it's going to be hard to get her to and fro and still be able to work 2 more weeks. She is so excited about getting to go to school and all I could think of was I would be breaking her heart if she can't start now. I called mom and she said if she had to she would just keep her for the 2 weeks before we have the baby and get her there and then I'll be on maternity leave and have someone with me the first 3 weeks and then we'll transfer her to the school in the town where I work.

Oh, Sandi, if you'll PM me your phone #, I can have my mom call you with the details of the birth since I won't be back online for 4-6 weeks afterward. Donna (hautbois) posts over at my birthing board but I haven't seen her around in a while.

08-10-2006, 09:00 PM
It did not go so well with my BF on Wed. night. He text messaged me at five when he was supposed to here to say he was helping out a friend and would be 1 hour late. He came in with an adpater for my computer and proceeded to be on and off the computer every five minutes for the next hour or so. I was upset to say the least considering how it had been almost 7 weeks. He made me feel like I was not as important to him as he is to me. I commented on it and when he comes over tonight I will discuss it with him. He was not taking my annoyance seriously the other night.....am I being over the top???

08-10-2006, 10:31 PM
Hi everyone,

Dee, you are so close to goal! It sounds like you will be almost there by the time your night classes start. :carrot:

Gretchen, I don't think I've "met" you, but that was a great post. Very inspiring, and you have a great attitude. I so agree that a lot of weight loss starts with your frame of mind.

Dawnyal, I hope you get the head start situation worked out. The logistics of being a working mom can sometimes be so frazzling. :hug:

Darlene, How annoying! I'm sure you were wanting to spend time together and there he goes bouncing off and on the computer. I don't think you're overreacting, I'd be annoyed also.

Today was DH's first day of physical therapy, so I stayed home from work to take him since he isn't driving yet. It took longer than I thought it would so I called my boss and told her that I would like to take the rest of the day off. It was so nice to have the afternoon to relax.

I got my email from push.tv this morning to get the three month free membership that I won through 3FC. I'm looking forward to trying those. I love the WATP but I'm looking for something to switch up since I'm getting a bit bored with the WATP every day.

Have a great night everyone.

08-11-2006, 10:19 AM
I've been off and on here the past few months and am hoping to stick around for awhile again. Good to catch up with all of you. Gretchen it's good to see you back and to see that you have your good attitude back. I know exactly how you are feeling with the weight gain but you have the right attitude and I know you will get it off.

Things are going really well for me. I found out in June that I would be losing my job but recent interviews and a second up coming interview lead me to believe that it will all work out. I am pretty sure I will be getting an offer on this second interview. The office is here in town but the second interview is out of state. So they are paying my way there to see corporate headquarters and all. So I think they are pretty serious about hiring me.

08-14-2006, 10:04 AM
Week # 2 feeling pretty darn good. I decided to inspire myself and got my hair cut REAAAAALLLLY short.. AND Colored Copper red with bright blonde highlights, got my nails done and got some new diggs... I feel like I just went through an extreme makeover! I've got more energy than I know what to do with. I've only lost 5.5 lbs so far but I feel really good. I think I'll keep going! :) It's really good to be back.

I had a great weekend. I got my quarterly bonus so I was able to have a mini-shopping spree. I put some money in my savings and the rest.... well, lets just say, I had a ball with! It felt good to go shopping.. How was your weekend?

08-14-2006, 11:58 AM
Sounds like a fun weekend Gretchen. So glad to see you so upbeat. We had a pretty laid back weekend. Watched the hot rods up in town on Saturday. We live close to National Trails Raceway and it was MOPAR week here. So there were a lot of nice cars running around. Then I had a buddy over last night to watch football.

I did ok eating but not prefect. I'm going to cut back a few calories today to help with the few I was over on the weekend. All in all it was pretty good. I never stuffed myself so I'm happy anytime I can control that.

08-15-2006, 06:59 AM
It's actually kind of nice to be home. My DBF has been spending a lot of time with me since I have been back and I realized how much I miss him when I am away. I feel bad though about my lack of sticking to plan. I have been good about exercising but I am not the best at keeping to the eating plan. I tried to look at what I ate today and recorded in in my Fitday. However I have not finished the day and am already at 1650. I am trying but not hard enough. The exercise though has been great. I have been doing about keeping to the exercise plan. I have been going every other day and doing cardio and weight lifting. I will change the plan when I get my Body for Life book in the mail. I am really hoping to lose 103 pounds by July 1 of next year. I figure the bigger my muscles get the easier it will be to burn fat later.

I thought about the fact I have lost and gained the same 30 to 35 pounds since January 1 of this year. MAN.............I should be about 70 pounds away from goal right now.

08-15-2006, 10:37 AM
I know how that is Darlene. I've lost and gained the same 20 lbs since December when I hit my all time low of 243. It's hard to keep going sometimes. I have found that it's going to be a lifetime change. There is no going off when you reach goal. Add a few calories yes but go off plan NO. I really hate it when we eat unhealthy. I feel so sluggish and down. It's funny you would think we would learn how much better we feel and keep going but it does not always work that way.

08-15-2006, 07:41 PM
I know how that is Darlene. I've lost and gained the same 20 lbs since December when I hit my all time low of 243. It's hard to keep going sometimes. I have found that it's going to be a lifetime change. There is no going off when you reach goal. Add a few calories yes but go off plan NO. I really hate it when we eat unhealthy. I feel so sluggish and down. It's funny you would think we would learn how much better we feel and keep going but it does not always work that way.

So true Howie. This is hard to admit but the other night I was not even near plan with dinner and I could not stop myself. I was eating this spare rib and I thought wow is it worth it?? I guess at that moment it was. I was truly more concerned with my immediate satisfaction than anything long term. I did stop and threw away three ribs but it was after almost a whole rack. Today I am going to the grocery store to get more things in that are better choices if things are getting down to nothing in the cupboards to eat.

I woke this morning and I feel a little better than I did yesterday but I think about this huge journey and lifetime commitment. I ask myself "Why can't you just let it be a priority??"

On the up side I am really enjoying exercising so maybe the building of muscles will help with the weight loss.

08-22-2006, 03:12 PM
So I'm feeling a little whiny this morning so I thought I'd vent a bit. Enjoyed working in my yard over the past couple of weekends. However, I picked up a case of poison oak (it's the poison ivy of the west), and I've got it on the back of one knee, the front of the other knee, and various spots on my legs and one spot on my left upper arm. It itches! The dr. recommended some stuff, but I didn't read the fine print and used a cortisone cream first, and discovered that now I have to wait 3 days before I apply the doctor recommended stuff, and I can't use the cortisone cream again. If anybody has any tried and true methods of getting rid of this stuff, let me know--please!

While I was talking to my daughter on the cell phone on Sunday, and absentmindly started pulling out weeds, when I realized I was trying to pull up a stalk of poison oak. Threw the phone to my DH, and washed my hand, applied Lysol, and did everything I could to get the oils off my hand. My hand hasn't broken out yet so I'm hoping I got it in time.

Then when I was running today, a muscle or something in the upper part of my leg started to hurt. When I was done, I could barely lift my left leg to get into the car. Not good. I'm training for a 5K in September, and don't need an injury. *Sigh*

Hoping to have much happier news tomorrow! :)

08-22-2006, 03:38 PM
Sheila -

Just wanted to say :hug:. So sorry you're having such a crummy day. I didn't hear you say one word about eating to deal with it, so that's fantastic!

I can't help you with the poison oak but here's another :hug: for you.

Hope tomorrow is a better day.

08-24-2006, 03:49 PM
Wow Sheila, you have been through a lot. I hope that poison oak reaction clears up for you (sorry, I know nothing about the treatment) and your leg starts to feel better.

I have been MIA for a while. I've been maintaining through exercise and not really dieting per se. I also just found I'm pregnant, again. So I shouldn't really be dieting anyways. I'm doing good with the walking though and just bought a new pair of walking shoes to keep me going. (new shoes always feel so good after walking in worn out shoes!) Emilia is doing really well. Today she said "mama" for the first time. Of course she doesn't know what she is saying yet, but it still counts :D Take care everyone. I'll continue to lurk during the next nine months and cheer you on from the side lines. And hopefully when Baby #2 arrives, I can get back on track!

08-24-2006, 06:04 PM
Donna -

Congrats on your pregnancy and on your little one saying "mama" for the first time. How exciting!! What a great day for you :).

08-24-2006, 08:35 PM
Hey, Donna, congratulations on your pregnancy!! Hope you can keep on walking during the next nine months. I remember doing that with my second child, and it helped with the weight gain plus gave me a bit more energy.