WW Clubs and Groups - #164 Bale of Turtles basking in the sun

08-05-2006, 11:53 AM
:carrot: :welcome3: We are the Turtle Group here at 3fatchicks.com. We welcome you to join us as we work toward good health and fitness in a persistent manner. As our inspiration, we use the race between the turtle and the hare where the turtle was the victor because he didn't give up. We believe in keepin' on even when the odds are against us. We believe in giving each other support. Good luck to us all!
(for Lin and Lauren)

08-06-2006, 10:31 AM
Good morning Turtles,
I've started this new thread. Let me start by responding to Chris on #163.
She counted points well and lost a pound this week. Yay! :goodscale:

Chris also asked about the main idea of Core. Here's my experience:
you do not count points or measure food
you eat until satisfied, not stuffed
you eat primarily lean protein, high fiber carbs, whole grain carbs. veggies & fruit.
you eat in a healthy lifestyle using low or no fat foods
many of the food choices are unprocessed foods
your food selections come from an extensive list of approved foods
if you want foods not on that list, you can have them. you just deduct their points from the 35 weekly allowance points you get.

I hope that helps. Biggest disadvantage: possibility of overeating approved foods. Biggest advantage: being able to eat a slightly larger portion of food because you aren't using points on non=nutritious foods. Biggest advantage to me is that after eating whole grain foods and lean protein, my craving for sugar calmed down and I wasn't always hunting for food that would "satisfy" me. My "hunger" is often emotional and I am now and probably will always be dealing with that. The trick is to find substitutes for food when I have food callings. :love:

Take care. Have a lovely weekend.

08-06-2006, 07:59 PM
Hi, folks. I'm still gradually getting back OP. Lots of stress right now, which is probably what's holding me back. Well, my reaction is what's holding me back, not the stress itself, right?

Anyway, I'm trying hypnosis via CD. I've been through two sessions, and I've really enjoyed them. Very relaxing. Nothing strange or spooky about them, thankfully. She just makes you very relaxed (which is nice in itself) and then makes suggestions. So far, I've already seen changes. I'm not eating between meals, which is remarkable! I'm reaching for water instead and really enjoying it. And DH had hash browns today when we went out to eat, and I wasn't even tempted to try a forkful. (One of her suggestions is that I would be uninterested in anything fried.)

I'm finding myself a bit more excited about doing this than I've been in a long time, which is good because I really, really need to do it.

And that's where I am these days! So good to hear how you all are doing, too. Judy, I'm going to alternate Core weeks once in a while with the usual WW weeks, I think. I just need to get the portion size thing under control.

Onward and downward,


08-06-2006, 10:39 PM
Hi Turtles,
Lauren, I'm always so happy to see you posting here. Good luck with the hypnosis suggestions. Here's a :hug: to help lessen the stress.
Judy :cool:

08-07-2006, 10:20 AM
Morning all!

Had a fairly nice weekend... I got to spend a lot of time outside and on nice days that is were I want to be. Not stuck inside and doing nothing, I have all winter to do that. DH and I went for an 8 mile bike ride on Saturday and I really enjoyed that, it felt so good! They my son and I went for an ride later that afternoon and I had a great time then also. Sunday was ok, we went to play some miniture golf and that is always a good time.

W/I went well, down 2.2 so I was just about walking on air when I left WW after the meeting. DH did well also but he is heading off in another direction and basically doing his body building thing which I am not so interested in... I just really want to get to a good weight and tone up my body... I will figure the rest out after I have lost all the weight. One step at a time :D .

I am in a hurry this morning so I will have to stop back for catch up later on.

Have a happy day!

08-07-2006, 11:52 AM
:cheer: Princess! So happy to see your great weight loss. Glad you got to bike because that sounds like fun!
Judy Itry

08-08-2006, 09:29 AM
Happy Tuesday everyone.

Looks like it is going to be a pretty day here today and that is always a good thing... means I can get a walk in tonight...

Busy week... my youngest goes back to school on the 15th which is next week already... gets earlier every year... but this is his senior year so that is a great thing... but it means lots to do to get him registered and ready for next Tuesday. My mom is coming in this weekend for a visit... that will be nice, some girls shopping trips and stuff like that.

How is everyone doing today?


08-08-2006, 02:20 PM
Hi all! Haven't posted here in a good couple of days...I've been in a sad state of mind since Saturday. I found out my cousin was shot and killed by someone that he had gotten into an argument with. He is only 25 (one yr younger than me) so I grew up with him...just a huge shocker. I haven't even cared about tracking (or WW in general, for that matter) but today I'm getting back on the wagon. I actually decided to start following the Wendie WW plan (posted under general.) My problem is always that I follow the plan to a "T" and lose a big amount of weight the first week, maybe a little the next, and then nothing. So I'm going to try this and see what happens.

Anyway...hope you are all having a successful week!

08-08-2006, 05:29 PM
Chrily: Exercise is often easiest when it becomes a habit. Don't beat yourself up about exercise -- take it one day at a time, then one week at a time. Pick a target number of times to exercise THIS week, then pick when you will exercise, based on your schedule this week. In other words, plan ahead. For example, my goal is 4x per week, and I know I have plans Friday and Saturday night, so I will work out Monday (already done), Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, right after work. Don't expect it to happen on its own, because it probably won't, anymore than you start eating healthily without planning and effort on your part. The hardest part about getting into the habit of woring out is the part about making it a habit. At first, I really disliked exercise, but I did it because I knew it would help me lose weight. Now that it's an ingrained habit, I turn to it because it reduces stress and makes me feel better, and helps me lose weight, but MOST OF ALL, I do it because it's a habit. I don't even think about it -- after work, I just get in the car and drive to the gym. If I even waffle on going, I tell myself that I will just do half of the workout -- once I get there and get started, I usually find the energy to do the rest.

Lauren -- an interesting tactic. Keep us posted.

Princess -- congrats on the weight loss! The bike ride sounds like fun. I used to ride all the time in college -- my calves were the most fit part of my body then. :D

Paige -- I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. That is terrible. Don't beat yourself up about forgetting points during a tragic time like this. As long as it doesn't change your long term habits, it's fine.

On a happier topic, you might like the Wendie plan. I've been doing it myself for the last couple of months, and I've lost 20 pounds in the last 8 months. Not fast, but then I am not the world's strictest adherent. I tend to slip when I go home to visit my family (1x per month) and when I go out to eat (getting better about that.) When I adhere to it, I lose weight, usually; the exceptions were when I ate more than I realized when I was eating out, and when I needed to mix up my workout because my body had gotten used to the workout.

As for myself, I am a bit cranky these last few days, because I am so hungry. When I am headed for a significant weight loss (more than 1.5 pounds), I get really hungry. That's just me. It's uncomfortable, but I know what it means, and I know that I'm getting enough to eat. I compensate by "cheating" with a 1-serving package of healthy pop (about 1 point) or an extra piece of fruit (1 point of course) when I'm ravenous. Work is a little better. Pretty stressful, but not terribly. I am really proud of myself, because, after a long time working on rechanneling my reactions to stress, I don't crave junk food much -- I crave working out and a day spent quilting, my replacements for eating junk and shopping. You guys have heard me rhapsodize about them many times. I find it helps to remind myself of the pleasure I get from those things, especially when it's a replacement for the pleasure I get from food and shopping.

Anyway, back to work. Lunch is over. Take care ladies, and good luck! I'll let you know if my super-hungry feelings indicate weight loss on Wednesday night or Thursday. :D

08-09-2006, 10:05 AM
Morning all!

Ariana: I think I am the same way about the super hungry feeling and weight lose also but I could be wrong... I was starving last week and I lost 2.2... but then again I am hungry most of the time... I guess I just love to eat :D

Paige: So sorry to hear about your cousin... it must be a very rough thing for a family to go thru and I pray that some peace and healing comes your way quickly.

Lauren: how is the hypnosis thing coming along?

Judy: how have you been lately?

DH and I went for a walk last evening which was really great since he was sore from his weight lifting but we managed to get 2 miles in.

Has anyone tried the new South Beach wraps yet? They are in the fridge section of the grocery story and you can also find them at Sam's, Super Walmart and I also found them at the Super Target here in Indy... talk about a really great quick lunch! They are about 5 pts a package and they even come with a small SF FF jello... they have about 5 different varities and if you have a salad along with them for lunch you are full and they really taste great. Just a little info sharing there :D . Not sure if they would be good for Core but they are for Flex so give them a try if you can find them.

Have to run but will check back later on.


08-09-2006, 02:13 PM

I wrote a super long post and I got this invalid thread message and *boom* it was gone.

I'm not going to try to retype it all. I will just say that I read through everyone's posts. Ariana...I have made an exercise chart for keeping track of my work. If I can stick with it...I'll have to reward myself with something. It never works that way for me. It would probably hold more incentive if my husband offered me a reward for it. It would MEAN something to me then.

Judy-I will pass the info about CORE on to my friend. I know she did sign up for the online WW website. She might already have the info she needs but will give it to her anyhow.

Susan-I love the SB wraps. Have you ever tried any of their frozen dinners. They have one with meat, pecan halves, and string beans. That is sooo good. I only buy the SB stuff when its on sale though. KInd of expensive around here.

Well gonnt go. My friend is coming to take Nicole and Kayla to her house to play with her kids for a while. I'm going to see if I can run some errands while they are there.


08-09-2006, 02:16 PM
OH now I remember one of my questions...

Does anyone else get super hungry a few days before TOM? Mine isn't even a hunger in my head...my stomach actually growls. So then I eat everything in sight.

And...if you do- What do you do to kind of fool yourself and not eat all the garbage food. I know that if I'm hungry, I'm hungry...but around this time, it seems healthy food is the last thing I crave. I want the chocolate, the sugar, the chips.


08-09-2006, 02:41 PM
I have the same problem... I have a couple options that I use but two of them that come to mind are:
First, I drink a cup of "diet" hot chocolate... I think that swiss miss (?sp) is the one that I have at home that is only 25 calories and no fat or sugar so it is barely 1 point... I only use about 2/3 of the water that the directions call for and then add the final 1/3 of fluid as skim milk... it really helps with the chocolate cravings and is only a point at the most.
Second, if I am at work and I get those cravings I have a cup of tea with a couple packs of splenda and a dash or two of skim milk and that helps to get me thru the craving also.
Oh and there are also some cereals that are not too bad in points and they are good for a junk/sweet craving.... like cocoa puffs if I remember correctly is only 2 points for a serving.

Hope this helps.

08-09-2006, 05:31 PM
Hi everyone - been MIA for awhile. Been really busy up here & been away for 4 days for a mini-holiday. Went to Port Dover for art gallery opening then headed to Windsor for balance. This is about a 5 hr drive but lots of fun.
Has casino in hotel but didn't win any money & ate way too many unfriendly things. On a positive note, I was down 1# last week, but am sure I gained that back plus some over the past few days.

Everyone sounds like they are really trying hard to OP - so congrats to all of you.

Paige - so sorry for your loss. Truly awful thing to happen.

Anyway, have to cut this short but just wanted to check in & say Hi to everyone and keep up the good work.

08-10-2006, 04:48 PM
:hug: What an awful thing to happen to your cousin. I feel so sorry for him and his family and for you. God Bless. You know we are all sending you good vibes and comfort. :grouphug:

Everyone: I am so pleased with all the effort going on here. :cheer:

Princess, thanks for asking about me. I am just back from two days at Sesame Place with my darling grandson, his mom and dad and his aunt, and my dh. We had a ball! Seeing him get so excited about Elmo and enjoying himself in the swimming areas for little guys was incredibly fun. Food was pretty good considering the availability. I did remember to bring fruit and Diet Coke for motel "munchies" and I didn't overeat at all. Haven't stepped on the scale yet. Really busy getting everything ready for my other dear grandchildren and crew for a long weekend here. We're celebrating a birthday and having a BBQ and all other sorts of things. Since I'm in charge of the food, :chef: I have to remember to do the right thing and make good choices available. My dear daughters are also on WW's right now and I saw them order salads when they wanted pizza, etc. and they are inspiring.

Everyone, take care, be well and happy and enjoy this part of summer.

08-11-2006, 09:59 AM
Happy Friday all!

Well it is dreary and rainy here today but my mom is coming in for a visit and I am very excited about that... We both like to shop at the same places and enjoy each others company so it should be a good weekend. Sun is supposed to come out at some point and that will make it even better :D

I have been trying to get all of the chores done thru out the week so that Sunday after she leaves I don't have so much to do to get ready for the next week but with all of the rain and everything I think yard work is in my future for Sunday... and I was kind of hoping for a bike ride but you never know... I might be able to fit both in :carrot:

Our tomatoes are really starting to turn red and our cantaloupes are coming on strong... we even have a couple of watermelons this year... DH and I get so excited and go out and check on it... last year we did not get any watermelons at all so this is very exciting for us. Next year we are going to expand the garden and make it ever bigger... I really want to try and go organic and try my hand at composting but the urban compost tumblers are a bit pricey so we will have to see...

Judy: It sounds like you had a great time! I am so happy for you... I think about having grandkids some day and will be ready when God decides to send them my way... Have a great weekend with the rest of the family. By the way, great job on your eating while you were away!

Well that is about all for now... Have a great weekend everyone!

08-11-2006, 12:22 PM
Happy Friday Turtles:

Just a quick "hello" to everyone & have a great OP weekend.

I am on holidays for a week and will be trying to stay on track for the most part, but I know I will have some treats (drinks) and such.

Will check in when I can, so take care. Bye for now.


08-11-2006, 12:41 PM
JUst a quick fly by. I'm trying to get the house cleaned up and then hubby called and asked if we could go out and help his sister clean her house today too. I don't know if I have the energy for all that. She hasn't been feeling very good lately but I'm not sure if I can get all that accomplished today or not.

Check back this evening or tomorrow.

Hey Susan..thanks for the TOM food suggestions. I'll have to try the swiss miss one.


08-11-2006, 01:24 PM
Hi Turtles,
I love this site! Everybody have a wonderful weekend. I'm off to cut the lawn and hose down some chairs for our BBQ. I'll chime in when I can.

08-11-2006, 01:55 PM
Hi Turtles. I'm sorry I don't have time to catch up, but I wanted you to know I'm still here. Still at the same weight, just very very busy!

Keep turtlin' on, everyone! :)

08-11-2006, 05:18 PM
Princess: I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that way (re the super hungry feeling before losing weight.) Never had the south beach wraps. Are they frozen?

Chrily: Planning is good. The chart is a good idea. If you keep a planner, I would go so far as to put the exercise for the current week on there. Think of it in terms of WHEN you go, and that you WILL stick to it, not IF. Don't give yourself a way out by presuming it may not happen. If your DD had to lose weight to protect her life (which happened to a friend's brother), then there would be no IF and no MAYBE -- it *would* happen. The same should be true for you. Losing weight and working out are very good for your long term health. You don't have to be a gym rat, but you need to exercise regularly, for the physical and mental health benefits. Trust me, as one who knows, that it becomes a habit and it gets easier, and your body even starts to want it. And it's something you never regret doing, something that is always worthwhile. (If I'm being too pushy, feel free to tell me so -- but I think sometimes we need to be pushed.) As an aside, a great, low-point chocolate treat is a single serving of No Pudge Brownies (microwaveable), with a < 1 point serving of fat free cool whip. If you keep the cool whip under 1 point, you can have it for 2 points. It's one of my favorites. You can find the mix in the baking aisle.

Judy -- sounds like you're having a blast. Enjoy yourself!

Hey there, bandit, mousie! Come back again soon!

Well, ladies, I am downright aggravated. I was starving all week but *gained* almost 2 pounds. That goes completely against all of my WW experiencing since the beginning. I've been thinking over the last week, and I have actually been better than normal, and worked out harder, so the only thing I can think of is that it's muscle (I've been lifting more weights, and doing a new routine where I rotate machines and don't wait between reps.) It doesn't seem possible that it's 2 pounds of fat, since my clothes are looser, if anything, and I'm so freaking hungry and I haven't been eating extra... ARGH! But I have decided that this is either a fluke or muscle, and I'm just going to see what happens next week. I'm still bone-deep hungry, so I'm hoping I'll lose some weight next week. It's gotten pretty bad -- I looked at my healthy, 5 pt Kung Pao chicken (which I made, good except that I overcooked the chicken), and nearly went across the street to McD's for a chicken sandwhich, a tiny bit of mayo and a small fry (a splurge at 11 points.) I made myself eat the lunch I'd packed by reminding myself that I was going out to dinner tonight (a big salad with dressing on the side) and that I would most likely be eating some treats at my social group's event tonight, but it was still TOUGH! ARGH!

08-12-2006, 12:31 PM
Ariana...I have been having hunger pains lately too...but I think mine's is from TOM. It's here and its vicious this time. Darn stuff.

I don't think you're pushy at all. I could probably come up with 101 excuses for not exercising but none of them would hold any water to why I don't get up and exercise. I did get to the gym this week..once. I did take a small walk...once. And I took a bike ride with the family....once. I like being outside and walking or riding is fun esp. when my hubby joins in. Lately its just a pain in the butt to get anything really done. My sister will call and ask if I want to go to the gym but hubby has been working late all week so the gym is hit and miss. I know I do feel better when I exercise. I do take anti-depressants and when I exercise...overall, I feel better, less overwhelmed and less aggrevated by little things. We'r going camping today so I think we'll be able to get a hike in tomorrow. I'm looking forward to that.

Okay...one question. Where do you get NO PUDGE brownies? I've never heard of them. They sound yummy, of course anything that has brownie in its name, has my vote! :D

Gotta go. It's 10:30 am here and I haven't done a darn thing. MY daughter went to the county fair last night and didn't get home until 12:30 this morning. I'm tired....


08-12-2006, 08:51 PM
Hi all...

I am having the hardest time staying on plan. I was going to re-start the Wendie plan today because this past week was so bad, but then I didn't even do well today. I had only 4 pts left this afternoon, with dinner still to go. Sooo I guess I'm going to do the regular flex pts this week and start Wendie next week. I'm over 9pts right now. And I'm still hungry. UGH!

Thanks to everyone for your kind words and prayers. The funeral was SO hard (not that any funeral is particularly easy) and so emotional. I had to laugh, though...my cousin had a sly sense of humor...at the end of the funeral we all went outside and whole bunch of doves were released. On the way home, I stopped at a rest stop to go to the bathroom, and happened to catch a glimpse in the mirror of the back of my shirt...bird poop all over it! LOL!

Hope everyone else is doing well today!

08-14-2006, 11:46 AM
Ariana: No they are in the refidge section at your grocery store... they are almost like the oscar meyer lunchable type thing so you may find them in that area of your store... I found them in one of those center isle refridg things that our super walmart has... kind of by the cheese and lunch meats.

Had a great weekend! Got to go shopping with my mom we had a really nice time... took a mini bike ride on Sunday with my son and as always we had a good time.

Have to run but will check back later on!

08-15-2006, 02:07 PM
Hi just had to check on my turtle friends. We went on a short family camping trip this weekend and I had to work yesterday. I did great camping until hubby bought a bag of Snicker minis. Why does he do that???? I just don't know how to let him know without making him feel bad or make him feel defensive, that I just don't want that stuff around me.

Last night my sister and I went to the gym. I got in 15 min on the elliptical and 25 on the treadmill and 20 min of weights. Bigger than my usual workout anymore but IT FELT SOOO GOOD! We haven't done weights for a long time.


08-16-2006, 09:44 AM
Morning all!

Chris: is there anyway that you could ask him to bring along a bag of "friendly" snacks and a bag of what ever he will enjoy also? It might take the sting out of it a bit if you just say that although they look really good they are just too many points but something with a few less points would be great! Not sure if that was much help or not...

All: Well it is a beautiful day here in Indy... a really pretty summer day, too bad I am stuck at work :) but I am ever grateful that I have a job and paycheck so I will just look out my window a lot :). I could go out for a walk around the building I guess ... funny how after I stopped smoking I just don't go out side as much while I am at work unless I have to run errands on my lunch break ... oh well.

Our garden is doing so well... I will be canning up tomatoes this weekend... love to use those in soups and such over the winter. Our first watermelon that we were so excited about went bad on the vine and we found it yesterday... very sad since we were so excited about it being our first one and all... but that is the way it goes I guess...

I have been getting my walking in after work just about everyday... I was trying to think about some winter sports to try and stay active even in the cold weather but most of them require straping something on your feet and after my fall off the bike I am a bit shy about hurting myself again so I am trying to think of something else... we don't get a ton of snow here but we do get some really cold weather and ice storms a few times a year... anyone have any thoughts or what do you do to get in exercise over the cold winter months?

Have to run but best wishes for a great day!

08-16-2006, 11:48 AM
Last night I went for a walk with my sister and came home to find that hubby bought stuff from the Schwan's guy...he got more ice cream and some ice cream sandwiches. UGGHHH! We already have cartons and cartons of the stuff. I'm not much of an ice cream fan so it doesn't make much difference to me, but for the rest of the family...not so good.

My weight is going back down, slow but sure. TOM is on its way out the door and I'm getting back to normal. I am having such a rotten time with my allergies lately. Sneezing and my throat itches all the time.

The agenda today is finishing up the house a bit and then taking some materials to my sister's house and cutting out squares to make some quilts with. Then we can sell them on ebay again...it's pretty fun and kind of a nice way to relax and keep my hands busy so I'm not using them to put food in my mouth.

Have a great day and I'll check back when I run out of things to avoid doing around here.

08-16-2006, 01:25 PM
Whatever you ate , forgive yourself and move on. Don't forget that you had an extraordinary circumstance with your dear cousin's death. You can do this, just one baby step at a time.

So glad you got outside to exercise with bike ride, etc. The weather has finally broken here as well and it's beautiful out.

I hear you saying you don't exercise much and then you talked about three types in one week. Yay! Remember to give yourself credit for the positive things you do. As far as fattening snacks, I'd just be upfront with my dh and let him know that I'm working really hard on losing weight. The snacks are fine for him and I wouldn't want to restrict those, but please don't offer me any because they are hard to resist and I'm working hard to do the right thing for myself. You are losing weight, so good for you!

Tough weekend for me. My dear son and dil and grandson and granddaughter were in for four days. Unfortunately they had come from a previous trip where they all arrived very tired. The kids are darling, but they both got sick while they were here, so all our plans went out the window. I know it's important to be flexible and we were, but egads--they've done this too many times now. It's time for the parents to be smart and anticipate what might happen. Thanks for letting me vent. I'm working on washing all blankets, sheets, comforters, etc. to get the germs out of the house and I'm hoping the little tykes feel better soon.

Today will be a better eating day for me. You all take care and be well.

08-16-2006, 04:47 PM
Chrily: Then you just have to make a priority. How about this: will you get your day planner RIGHT NOW and schedule 3 workout appointments for yourself THIS WEEK? And then schedule 3 more for NEXT WEEK and just focus on the now. One day at a time. Schedule time for yourself. Do it regularly. If at all possible, do it on the same days, or after the same thing (i.e. work.) Make plans to succeed at exercise. Do it now. If you wait, it's easier to make excuses. AND give yourself credit for your successes. If you exercised 3x in one week, that's great!

Re Hiking: A compromise might be to bring a light treat you enjoy, and then to have one or two mini snickers, if you can handle just having one or two. If not, stick to a light, tasty snack, and something like fruit or an all-bran bar for fullness. (All bran bars don't taste great, but they are very filling.)

No Pudge brownies come from a mix, found in the cake/cookie mix section of grocery stores. I buy mine at Fry's, which is also called Kroger's in other parts of the country.

Princess: I know how that feels, sitting inside on a nice day. Here in AZ, my idea of a nice day is a grey, rainy day. It's too hot here, too sunny -- I'm used to that, but it makes the rain, fresh, new, exciting. It's all about perspective, I guess. As far as indoor sports -- do you belong to a gym? In AZ, winter is the time we get to workout outside! The exact opposite of Indy.

Paige: I agree with the others. Let it go. Guilt is useless. Focus on doing good *now*. Also, you might try splitting up your meals -- i.e. I eat my "Breakfast" fruit serving two hours after breakfast, my "Lunch" fruit serving two hours after lunch, etc. Eating every few hours makes it easier to not become ravenous.

Judy: Sorry you had such a hard time. We are always here for venting, right?

As for me, work is stressful (sigh) but it didn't keep me here so late that I couldn't work out. I worked out last night and I will tonight as well. I weighed myself last night (a little early) out of curiosity after last week's nonsensical gain, and I was 2.5 pounds down -- we'll see what it is tonight on my official weigh in night. Wish me luck. :D Other than that, very little is new. See you ladies soon...

08-16-2006, 08:22 PM
I have been doing really well today. I'm starting to get the cravings urge so I figured if I got on here, it would keep my fingers busy. I'm baking a cake while I'm typing this. It's one I got off another thread using just a cake mix and a can of diet pop. One person said one cupcake was only 1 pt but someone else computed it and it came out to be 4 pts. Either way, if it turns out good I can freeze them and use them for an occasional snack. I'll let ya know how they taste.

I think I might go for a walk tonight or I might get stuck shoveling rock. We are putting in a couple trees and some bushes and landscaping. The rock showed up today so I'm guessing hubby will want to be ambitious (which means I will have to too). Also have to take Tiana to get some shoes for school and her make up. I told her she could wear it in Jr. High. I'm going to make sure she doesn't get these horrid colors I see on other girls.

Gonna go. The grocery store ads are in the paper today and I need to see what kind of deals they have going so I can stockpile the usual family fare.


08-17-2006, 11:01 AM
Ariana: No, we do not belong to a gym... but we have access to one where my husband works... there is a gym in his building and the family is allowed to use it as well so we will be taking advantage of that but I am trying to think of some kind of outside sport to keep us moving during the colder winter months... I have never been to Arizona... I enjoy the hot weather but I could not give up the change of seasons that we have in the north... I love the fall!

All: Not much new here really... the scale is not budging one inch this week so I am praying for a miracle before W/I on Saturday :^:
It is supposed to rain both Friday and Saturday which is not great since we are planning on going to the state fair on Saturday... oh well, I guess we will be taking our umbrella's :D

Have to run but will check back in later one.


08-17-2006, 12:17 PM
Hi Turtles,
An outdoor sport for the winter might include shooting basketballs into a hoop unless you've got snow. I know you walk and hike.

I'm going to start a new thread now. Keep on keepin' on, everybody.