Support Groups - Man, I let that last thread get LONG! (HotLF #86)




4myloves
08-14-2006, 08:50 AM
It's Swinging Summer with the Loozing Floozies (unless you're a northern Floozie--where it's 40 degrees at night!!), so swing on in and join a great group of ladies (gents are always welcome, too!!)!!

We're here to motivate each other in our weight loss journeys and to give each other :hug: when necessary.

What are you waiting for? Come in, sit down, put your feet up and pet the dog (or cat) (or bird, but watch out for that beak!) and have fun with us!


SuzyMc
08-14-2006, 09:37 AM
Cheryl ~ I love your thread starters! :lol: We haven't quite hit 40 yet, but it was close! It was 42 night before last and a bit warmer at 48 last night, still too cold too soon for this floozie!

Lynneye
08-14-2006, 09:44 AM
Having about the same weather as Suzy, but unlike her, I LOVE it! I am so ready for cooler temps! Please don't throw anything at me!

Had a great weekend here, saw a play, The Marriage Minuet. It was at the Westport Community Playhouse. Very good play and the actors and actresses were amazing. Great time, and I laughed and laughed!

Gayle, keeping your Mom in my prayers! Can't wait to hear what the dr.s say about their "wonder woman patient"!

I agree Cheryl, your thread starters are a riot!


LindaB763
08-14-2006, 12:35 PM
Gayle ~ how is your mom doing?

Suzy ~ I would freeze to death at 40 degrees. It's COLD down here when it hits 40 degrees. I think our temp today will be 100 with a heat index of 110. I'm glad I have a "cushy" inside job. Whew.

Lynn ~ where in CT are you? My best friend lives up there and I have visited him and his family. Beautiful place. Just like a post card. Thanks for the sweet words about my picture. Yes, I went dancing! Actually, we went to Baton Rouge, LA and heard a band that we really like. My dancing buddy was down there in the general area anyway so he just drove over and met us. We spent the night and came back home Sunday afternoon. His taste in music is geared more towards country but I'll dance to anything. I did get to dance some with him. I think next weekend we are going out of town to a different place and he can pick it.

Shelly ~~ HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU AND MIKE!! Soooooo, what did you do?! Get any sweet presents? Inquiring minds want to know! :D Ok, I'm just nosey. ;)

What's the lateset news on Baby Wyatt? Hope his progress gets better and better. He seems to be headed that way.

1oldbutterball
08-14-2006, 07:25 PM
Hi All,

First things first....Wyatt is doing GREAT !!! Thank's to talented doctors and all the prayers. Dusty (his mom) e-mailed me today saying he may get out of hospital earlier then they thought. She got to hold him today and she cried so hard my nephew, Tony had to hold him. It was only the second time she held him, she was overcome with joy. They will have to stay in the area for 3 more weeks but they are so happy. Thanks again all !!!

Gayle your mom must be a very strong woman ! I hope all went well, and what a GREAT weight loss, she must be proud.

Suzy I too like the cool evenings, like to sleep with the windows wide open. It's nice to air the house out too.

Cheryl - I 3rd the starters of the threads. I can see now how you do so well with all those papers you write for school.

Linda sounds like you had a great time with your friend. I love to dance, maybe I'll do more when I move in with all my "SENIORS" ,,,what a sight that will be.

Has anyone heard from Street Bob??? Maybe her husband is still in town.

Well about me.... I had 2 showings on my house, one today with the listing agent, and one Saturday night that I did. Hope one of them buys. I really am excited to move to my new home. The builder sent me some new pictures Sunday. The tile roof is started, the tile is on the floor, the carpet is down,,,,I can't wait. I weighted in yesterday,,,down 1.6 lbs. I was really suprised. I ate out 2 nights and still haven't got to the gym. I was all set to go this morning when they called to show the house, so I washed all 3 bathroom floors, the kitchen, dusted and washed the front windows, so I guess I got a little work out. Maybe tomorrow I'll get to the gym.

Later All, Monica

Lynneye
08-14-2006, 07:39 PM
Linda, I am in New Milford, CT. Near Danbury. Very cute, New England town. Love the Green in the middle of town, has some event every weekend during the spring,summer and fall. We love it here!

Monica, congrats on the weight loss, fingers crossed for you that you sell your house soon! Also, so happy to hear about how well little Wyatt is doing!

ShelleyM
08-15-2006, 05:48 AM
Monica-WTG on the loss!!

coles
08-15-2006, 08:12 AM
http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_28_11.gif (http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZSYYYYYYYYCA) Monica - Congratulations on the weight loss!!
Gayle - Hope all went well you with mom.
I'm still trying to get myself together and get back on track.
I worked 13 hours yesterday so I wasn't eating supper until 8 last night.
I am going to rejoin weight watchers next week. I have missed three weeks of weigh ins so in probably cheaper to just re-join rather than pay for the missing weeks.





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gdeann
08-15-2006, 09:19 AM
Monica, congrats! Great news! Weight loss and baby Wyatt is doing wonderfully!

Debi, your town sounds lovely, far from the boring plains here.

Linda, I lived in a tiny town called Waterproof, LA one summer after I married my first husband. I must tell you, it was an experience for a young girl away from home for the first time. My time there was short lived, but while there, I was able to venture out to some of the larger towns. Our summers here seem to get hot like yours, I think you guys have more humidity.


Suzy, do you go to the doc this week? When will Travis be leaving? We have a friend who will be leaving in the next few weeks. He is thinking by the first of September.

Cheryl, thank you so much for sharing your humor with us! I love reading your intro to the threads!

Janice, you are so close to goal.....I'm sending special "diet vibes" your way!!!

The weather is cooler here over the past few days. Light showers, which we need and temps staying under 90. NICE, considering the several days of 100+ heat and no moisture. In the mornings, it feels almost like Fall. I want my Summer back! Where did it go?? LOL! School starts tomorrow here. Allison has orientation tonight and she ended up getting the teacher she wanted so all is well and she is looking forward to being a 2nd grader.

Thank you all for the well wishes with mom. She went to go see her heart specialist and he was very excited with her progress. In fact, he clapped his hands together and told her a job well done and to continue doing what she is doing. She is so well known there because of her experience, we then went down to the heart unit and found a few of her nurses. There were hugs and tears for awhile. In fact, one nurse remembered the exact date it happened and this was 1.5 years ago! I know it made moms day to get a good report and to be in the limelight for awhile. Not too shabby for a spunky 80 year old!

Wishing everyone a great day today. I think I ran Sher off! She posted while I was gone and now since I'm back, I think she has only posted 1-2 times. And where, oh where is our little Dee?

SuzyMc
08-15-2006, 01:25 PM
Gayle ~ My doctor's appointment is tomorrow afternoon. I hate going, but I am anxious to hear what he has to say about my loss so far.

Travis is training at 29 Palms (California desert) for the month of August. He will be done with that between the 28th and 30th. Then he will have a 10 day leave and deploy to Iraq after that. I'm not sure of the exact date yet though. The good thing is that he will be in California and not Iraq for his birthday (September 6th)...it would really stink turning 21 in Iraq!

I'm glad to hear that your mom got such a good report from the doctor! Wonderful news!

I hope Allison has a wonderful first day of school tomorrow! School doesn't start here until the 29th.

Monica ~ Congratulations on your loss! You are doing great!

Janice ~ Come on girl...we CAN do this! We both need to get back on track and reach that goal!

I'm cutting grass today, so I'm getting my exercise! I just need to stay away from the chocolate cake that is leftover from Sunday's picnic...

gdeann
08-15-2006, 04:44 PM
Suzy, I didn't realize Travis is as young as he is. I just assumed since he is married with baby he was older. Thank goodness he can celebrate his BD here in the states. I hope you know, we all care and are an extended family here. ALL of us will be saying prayers for Travis while he is away.
SENDING GOOD DOCTOR VIBES! Have fun!

I hope Carol doesn't mind if I post this: I received it today in my email:

My mom is not doing very well these days. Her cancer is growing and we have called Hospice in to help out.
On top of that I had my right ankle replacement done the 5th of July so I am hobbling around on that and can't drive. So much stress!!

How are you and everyone else? I know I really should stop by the website and leave a message, I just never seem to have the time. Tell everyone hello for me!

Hugs
Carol


Please place Carol & her family on your prayer list. Sounds like she is having a rough time.

coles
08-15-2006, 06:42 PM
Suzy - I know we need to get those last few pounds off. I just lost my motivation when I got so close.
Prayers to Carol's mom.
Is Dee on Vacation again or just hanging out by her pool?

gdeann
08-15-2006, 06:46 PM
Janice, I sent Dee a personal email this morning asking if everything was ok. I haven't heard back from her yet.

SuzyMc
08-16-2006, 07:58 AM
Gayle ~ Travis is married (he married his high school sweetheart right after boot camp. They had been dating since 9th grade), but they don't have children. My oldest son, Shawn, is also married and has two little girls. Abby is 5 and starts kindergarten this month and Emma is 3. :)

I'll be keeping Carol and her mother in my prayers.

Janice ~ The same thing happened to me. I got within 4 pounds of my goal and just quit. We both know that this is a lifestyle change and that we can't quit or the weight will come back. Come on, we'll wipe the slate clean and start fresh today...we can do it!

4myloves
08-16-2006, 09:48 AM
:kickbutt:

:dust:

:coach:

:drill:

and, of course,

:hug:

4myloves
08-16-2006, 09:51 AM
Need help:

Can't decide whether I want to take one class or two classes this fall. There's a Romantic Lit. class that I REALLY WANT to take and a World Lit. class that's just kinda . . . unh . . .

The WL class is at night (Monday only) and the Romantic Lit class is MWF in the mornings.

I keep wavering. I think I could handle both classes. I really want to take the RL class, but the WL class is more 'convenient.' I just don't know what to do!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry to be so shallow :)

LindaB763
08-16-2006, 12:13 PM
The WL class is at night (Monday only) and the Romantic Lit class is MWF in the mornings.

I keep wavering. I think I could handle both classes. I really want to take the RL class, but the WL class is more 'convenient.' I just don't know what to do!!!!!!!!!!


Will the Romantic Lit class be offered at a later date that would be more convenient for you?

4myloves
08-16-2006, 01:33 PM
Well, the Romantic Lit. class will eventually be offered again (at ASU we just kind of have to take the classes as they're given). The reason I want to take the class so badly is because I'm giving serious consideration to declaring that period as my area of interest.

Also, this will give me a chance to take a different professor than I'm used to, so it will tell me if I'm really able to handle the program. I've had 4 classes since the fall of 2005, three of which have been with the same professor, who is also teaching the night class this fall (he who will, does.). I'm not saying he has me "pegged" as an A, because I'm sure I could do badly in his class this fall, but I want to take a class with someone else.

Anyway, it's all mute, because I registered this morning :)

I'm such a glutton.

$1,390 for two classes :( I don't really need a new car (or to pay off my credit cards).

LindaB763
08-16-2006, 02:54 PM
Well, the Romantic Lit. class will eventually be offered again (at ASU we just kind of have to take the classes as they're given). The reason I want to take the class so badly is because I'm giving serious consideration to declaring that period as my area of interest.

Also, this will give me a chance to take a different professor than I'm used to, so it will tell me if I'm really able to handle the program. I've had 4 classes since the fall of 2005, three of which have been with the same professor, who is also teaching the night class this fall (he who will, does.). I'm not saying he has me "pegged" as an A, because I'm sure I could do badly in his class this fall, but I want to take a class with someone else.

Anyway, it's all mute, because I registered this morning :)

I'm such a glutton.

$1,390 for two classes :( I don't really need a new car (or to pay off my credit cards).

Ok, well, that solved that problem! :D Just think, after all this education and higher paying job, you'll be able to afford a new car AND pay off your credit cards!

SuzyMc
08-16-2006, 04:20 PM
Cheryl ~ Thanks for the encouragement! ;) And good for you! I know you will be able to handle both classes just fine!

My doctor's appointment went well! He was impressed with my weight loss, but was more impressed with the changes I have made to diet and exercise habits. He said that healthy eating and exercise is more important than the number on the scale! So OOORAH floozies...eat healthy and exercise!!!

coles
08-16-2006, 06:42 PM
Suzy- Congratulations on your excellent doctors report. See you have made a lot of changes. I think we just look at the negative things we do and forget the positive things.
I often eat things I shouldn't but I have also made changes that I forget about - like using light margarine rather than regular and diet drinks instead of regular.
I have been on program today and even drank all my water.
Cheryl - you are going to be very busy. Sound like you really enjoy the classes though.

Lynneye
08-16-2006, 07:05 PM
Good for you Cheryl! I know it will be hard work and time consuming but oh so rewarding in the end!

Suzy, Congrats on the good Dr.'s report.

I was super busy today. Up and down the stairs with the old dry wall, tiles and junk from the bathroom! Found out the flooring has to be replaced! This place really is the "Money Pit"! When we are finished, we will have rebuilt many parts from scratch! But it is really shapping up and looking good!

SuzyMc
08-16-2006, 09:31 PM
My day keeps getting better and better! I have been wanting a treadmill for what seems like forever. We had planned on getting one last Christmas, but other things were more important at the time and that didn't happen. Tonight we went to an auction and there was a "like new" treadmill that had all the features that I wanted. We got it for $60!!! No more walking in the freezing PA winter weather...unless I want to (like that will ever happen :lol: )!!!! I am so excited! :woops:

Janice ~ You're right, we need to pat ourselves on our backs for the good things that we have done so far and stop beating ourselves up for things that we haven't done yet. Let's focus on that while we work towards the things that we haven't accomplished yet. :)

Debbi ~ You're really getting a workout with all those trips up and down those stairs out to the dumpster! :dizzy:

gdeann
08-16-2006, 11:45 PM
Congrats on the new toy Suzy! You'll love it!

Cheryl, I was just getting to post GO FOR IT, when I read you did it! Now is the time to go to school and do the things you want. After children, it is usually only a dream to try to continue school etc.

Janice, you are correct. We tend to look at the negative instead of all the positive changes made along the way. Great advice to Suzy!

I sent Dee an email, but I haven't heard back from her. This is very unlike her. Has anyone else heard from her or the family?

coles
08-17-2006, 07:38 AM
Gayle - I am worried about Dee too. I hope everything is okay.
Suzy - What a great buy you got, I am happy for you.
I made the fluff that you girls were talking about. WOW, that stuff is good.

LindaB763
08-17-2006, 01:22 PM
Cheryl ~ Thanks for the encouragement! ;) And good for you! I know you will be able to handle both classes just fine!

My doctor's appointment went well! He was impressed with my weight loss, but was more impressed with the changes I have made to diet and exercise habits. He said that healthy eating and exercise is more important than the number on the scale! So OOORAH floozies...eat healthy and exercise!!!

I know that was a big relief to you! Way to go! :carrot:

LindaB763
08-17-2006, 01:26 PM
Linda, I lived in a tiny town called Waterproof, LA one summer after I married my first husband. I must tell you, it was an experience for a young girl away from home for the first time. My time there was short lived, but while there, I was able to venture out to some of the larger towns. Our summers here seem to get hot like yours, I think you guys have more humidity.

Thank you all for the well wishes with mom. She went to go see her heart specialist and he was very excited with her progress. In fact, he clapped his hands together and told her a job well done and to continue doing what she is doing. She is so well known there because of her experience, we then went down to the heart unit and found a few of her nurses. There were hugs and tears for awhile. In fact, one nurse remembered the exact date it happened and this was 1.5 years ago! I know it made moms day to get a good report and to be in the limelight for awhile. Not too shabby for a spunky 80 year old!


It's always too hot here. I think with the heat index it was around 110 degrees yesterday. Am going to hate to see my electric bill. I've never been to Waterproof but I've heard of it. I live in the northeast corner of the state. Half way between Shreveport, LA and Vicksburg, MS.

Great news about your mom! I know she's excited about that!

gdeann
08-17-2006, 05:01 PM
First Dee, now where oh where is our little Shelley?

What do you girls think of the guy claiming to have been involved in the Jonbenet Ramsey case? I have a weird feeling about it... I almost feel like he is confessing for the attention.

coles
08-17-2006, 06:38 PM
I was wondering where Shelley is too!!
She always posts in the morning.
Did you hear back from Dee? - Gayle
Not sure what I think about the JonBenet confession. If it is true it is so sad that the parents have been looked at all this years as suspects. Sad that her Mom died not knowing who did that to her little girl and being suspected of being involved.

ShelleyM
08-18-2006, 05:49 AM
I'm here! Just so busy, that after work I don't have the energy to post! That JonBenet thing is really wierd. Did he or didn't he? I tend to think no, but maybe we'll be surprised and there will be some real evidence.

Gayle-I haven't heard from Dee either. Wasn't she going on a trip? I can't remember anything these days.

Cheryl-Thanks for the will power dust. I need it! Not only for diet, but just for sanity!

Janice-Good for you on an OP day!

Suzy-I knew your dr. would be impressed. Congrats!

Gayle-Thanks for the info on Carol. I didn't read it, I accidentally deleted it, thinking it was a forwarded message. I get lots of them, and sometimes go through and delete because of time issues.

Long day today--6:30-6. Talk to you tomorrow!

4myloves
08-18-2006, 04:36 PM
Shelley, glad you stopped by for a check-in!

Girls,

I wanted to let you know that I'll be on vacation next week, so I probably won't be checking in very often (if at all).

I'll be thinking of you, though!!!! ;)

SuzyMc
08-18-2006, 05:09 PM
I want a cookie. I want cookies. I want a lot of cookies. I want a lot of cookies AND ice cream. No, no, NO, I do not want cookies and ice cream, I want to weigh 140 pounds. No cookies or ice cream for me! (I still want them though! :^: )

gdeann
08-18-2006, 05:14 PM
Here you go Suzy! Sending you 1 dozen homemade, gooey fresh cookies from the oven and 1/2 gallon of the creamiest ice cream out there on the market. How was that for a virtual fix??? Now, get right back in gear and drop those last few pesky pounds! LOL!

Cheryl, have fun on vacation! Where will you be going? Are you going to start a new thread for us before you go, dearie????

Shelley, don't over work yourself! Keep some Shelley time too!

Lynneye
08-18-2006, 07:15 PM
I am also going on vacation!! Rob and I are heading out on Sunday to go to Atlantic City! I can't wait to walk on the boardwalk! It works out great for us, as Bob (our handyman) needs to turn off our water for a day or two, to work on the bathroom and we won't have a shower! So it is perfect timing. We will be back on Wed. so just a short vacation, but will be nice.

SuzyMc
08-18-2006, 09:41 PM
Chery and Debbi ~ You two have a wonderful relaxing vacation! You're both going to need it with school right around the corner!

Gayle ~ Hot gooey cookies right out of the oven and ice cream too and not a single calorie...you're the best! :hug: "I done good" today...I am actually under calories for the first time in I don't know how long and I walked a mile on the treadmill too! Now if I can just keep it up! ;)

ShelleyM
08-19-2006, 07:15 AM
I received this email from Ramona:

Thanks Shelley, I really appreciate you thinking of me. We've been back and forth to the hospital for the last 6 weeks. Dan is quite ill and will be pretty much bedfast for the next 3 to 4 months. His mental attitude is improving, but his best friend was killed two days ago in a motorcycle accident and that has really knocked him down. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. I hope you and all the Floozies are doing well.
Love,
Ramona

Please pray for our Dear Ramona and her Dan. For those of you who are new, Dan was in the Middle East for quite awhile. He came back to visit and was in a horrible car accident. Ever since then, he has been very, very ill.

Suzy-I forgot to congratulate you on the TM! That's exciting!

Cheryl-Have a great time on vacation.

Debi-You have a nice time, too!

Okey, ladies!! No sweet goodies talk here!! You're making my mouth water and I need to stay focused!

SuzyMc
08-19-2006, 07:34 AM
Shelley ~ Thank you so much for the update on Ramona and her family. They have been through so much, and now another illness for Dan plus the death of his friend must make things seem unbearable for them all. Please tell Ramona that she, Dan and the rest of her family remain in my prayers daily and that I miss her!

Ok, no sweet talk today! :D Instead, everyone tell what you do to keep from munching when the cookies are calling.

1oldbutterball
08-19-2006, 11:40 AM
Good Morning All,

I don't know Ramona and her family but they will be added to my pray list.

Cheryl and Debi have a GREAT time on your vacations. It will give you both time to unwind before school begins. Guess I don't get to see those pictures of you and hubby in the new bathroom with all the candles and a glass of wine Lynney. Well have a good time.

Update on Wyatt....he's out of hospital, but still staying in Washington. Thank you all for the care and prayers.

My daughters gave me a retirement party yesterday and it was GREAT. It was at a resort, with a cabin, lake for row boats, an indoor pool and playground. Each cabin sleeps 12 and there are 20 around a small swimming lake. Each cabin came with a hot tub on the deck. The reason I am telling you all this is my 10 yr old grandson was in it with his 2 sisters when they all decided to go to the lake to swim. As he went to get out, the sand on the bottom of the hot tub caused him to slip. As he went down he put out his hands to brace himself and his hand and arm were sucked into the intake valve. There were about 15 adults right there on the deck along with his mom and dad, but it was VERY scary. The more he tried to get his arm out the more it sucked him in. Lucky his dad jumped in to hold his head above water til I was able to shut the power off and he slipped his arm out. He was fine other then emotionally. Had some pretty bad bruses on his arm and hand, but it could have been alot worse. The screen on the intake valve was missing and no one had reported it to the owners. I am only telling you this so that you are all aware that hot tubs need to be checked before you enter them. None of us even thought to check the walls before we went in, and so the kids, we thought, were safe, since we were all right there. I have learned something new to watch out for.

Well all in all it's been a good week, and I made it to the gym 3 days,,,,maybe 5 next week.

Have a GREAT Weekend All.

Monica

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08-19-2006, 06:49 PM
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gdeann
08-19-2006, 11:02 PM
I just did a search and it was 8/2/06 the last time Dee posted. I hope everything is ok. Not like her to not check in though...

Shelley, thank you for letting us know about Ramona. I think she sent me her new email address, but with all the puter problems...I deleted it. If you have a free minute (yea, right!) would you mind passing it on to me?

Monica, such a scare! One just never thinks of all the dangers around us until it is sometimes too late. Thank goodness he is ok! HUGS! Happy to hear you had a nice retirement party!

YUMMY JANICE! I love the 0 calorie treats!

ShelleyM
08-20-2006, 05:27 AM
Monica-How scarey! I saw something about that on 20-20 a few years back. I think back then it mentioned swimming pools also.

Gayle-I'll do it now.

1oldbutterball
08-20-2006, 05:20 PM
Hi All.

Just stopped by to say HAPPY SUNDAY. Been lazy all day and so now at 4:20 PM Iam heading out to cut the grass.

The weather here has really cooled off. High today is only been 79. Hope you are all having a nice week-end.

Monica

SuzyMc
08-20-2006, 09:16 PM
Monica ~ Happy Sunday to you too! I'm so glad that your grandson is ok...I can't imagine how frightened everyone must have been!

Janice ~ Thanks!!! It was a so-so weekend for eating...not great, but not that bad either. I'm going to shoot to stay OP for this whole week! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

gdeann
08-21-2006, 11:01 AM
Where are all my Floozie friends today?
:?:

1oldbutterball
08-21-2006, 12:16 PM
Good Afternoon All,

Boy you all must be working hard,,,no one around today except Gayle. Must be school has started where you are. Kids here start Sept 7, they still think the parents are all farmers.

Well all that eating out this week took it's toll. Weighted in today and lost only 1 lb. but then again I didn't gain. Must get back on TRACK.

Hope all of you on vacation had GREAT times.

Got an offer on my house on Saturday, but I didn't take it. They wanted me to take it off the market til they sold there home, and it's not even listed. Plus they offered $20,000 less then I am asking. NO WAY !! Even the real estate agent that wrote the offer said he was sorry to bother me with the offer, but by law he had to present it. he thought my house was priced fairly, which was good to hear. Well another will come by soon .....I hope.

Have a good day all.

Monica

gdeann
08-21-2006, 12:22 PM
Monica, if it is meant to be, then all will work out. I can't believe the nerve of some people and the offers they are willing to lay out on the table. I'm glad you didn't accept...sending good house selling vibes your way!
School started here last week. Since the first day of school, it has felt like Fall and we are having rain showers almost every day! This is a welcome relief from the past few months.

Deelite
08-21-2006, 01:18 PM
Gayle, Gayle, Gayle, thank you for your concern about me in your post. You know that I wouldn’t desert you all without good reason.

Where to begin………..it is a long sad story but I will give you the short version.

A couple of weeks ago we got a call from Dez at 4:00 in the morning. I hate those calls. She was crying and needed our help. She didn’t know who else to call and what to do. She was having a melt down. It started at work where she was having a hard time to think and then talk. By the time we picked her up to go to Emergency she couldn’t even walk properly. It was like she was drunk or stoned but she wasn’t. She said that she felt like killing herself but didn’t want to do it. She had a really tough week and I think losing her friend a month ago has been really hard on her.
Once we were at Emergency they didn’t see her til 8:30. Man that is way to long to wait. I couldn’t sit that long because my back was sore so Larry drove me home and headed back there. I got the call at 10:30 that Larry was taking Dez to a half way house. I just started to shake and couldn’t even phantom that we are going through this again with her. I know that she has had depression problems since her hospitalization but I just wished that it could be fixed. A half way house is a house that is staffed with nurses. There is therapy once to twice a day. They kept her on suicide watch for the first while.
Larry and I have been busy visiting her and trying to clean up her apartment and do some renos there for her. It was very dark in the hall, living room and kitchen. We changed the lights, I did the laundry. We put up some blinds. Through out her food that was going moldy. Tended her zoo of animals. She has two kittens a hamster and some fish. She certainly had us running.
She decided after awhile that she didn’t like it there and it just made her angry so she wanted to go home. I couldn’t believe but actually I can she doesn’t like authority and they had a lot of rules she didn’t want to follow.
Now she is home and we are trying to be there for her as much as possible. I think that she is planning on quitting the casino and finding a job closer. She will keep her other full time job that is if they still want her. She was supposed to go back to work today and they didn’t put her on the schedule for any of the days this week. So who knows if she has a job.
She is physically better but still has problems with her memory. She will need a lot of counseling. There is a wait list of six weeks before she will start.

It doesn’t end there Larry is having stress related problems at work and the doctor wants him to take time off of work. We are coming and going trying to decide what is the best to do. He is so loyal to his job he doesn’t put himself first. He is burning out and has a hard time to sleep and think. He can’t even make small decisions right now. He needs a lot more help in his department at work. He has told them but they haven’t followed through with many of his requests. So who knows where this will lead. He may take the leave starting tomorrow. He has a meeting tonight with someone that he worked with that is going to give him advice. The one big thing with taking the time is that Larry is afraid he may lose his job. I told him that I am adaptable and that I could live off $30000 so he can pump gas for all I care.
Well I better go I love you all.

Thanks Gayle!

gdeann
08-21-2006, 02:12 PM
Glad to hear back from you Dee. I knew something was going on...not like you to post and keep us updated. Give Dez a hug from me, ok? She is back at the apartment? Were they able to give her medication for her depression? I hope all works out for her, I am sending prayers. Keep us informed.
I agree with the doc. Larry needs some rest and time away from the job. If he keeps burning the candle at both ends, he will have a melt down like Dez. Plus the added stress of Dez's situation has to be weighing him down also. You guys have alot going on right now, know I am thinking of you and if you need anything at all, let me know.

Love, Gayle

coles
08-21-2006, 09:02 PM
Dee - I hope Dez is feeling better. This world is so hard on the kids, there is [/URL] a lot of pressure. I take medication for depression and it makes a big difference. Hope all is okay. Poor Larry, sometimes the pressure just isn't worth it.
We missed you are knew something must be wrong.
We are there for you, just as you are always there for us.
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SuzyMc
08-21-2006, 10:28 PM
Oh my goodness Dee! You all have been through so much the past few weeks. I'm so sorry all this had to happen. I'll be keeping you all in my prayers...especially Dez. Please keep us posted on how things are going. :hug:

gdeann
08-22-2006, 09:15 AM
Good Tuesday morning girls!
Lets boogie those pounds off!

:carrot: :dance: :cb: :dancer: :belly:

carolshmarol
08-22-2006, 04:21 PM
I've been quite the little (ahem....big) piggy these past couple of weeks. (except this past week) I'd get that big bad cheeseburger and exercise but I wasn't getting anywhere. Then my boyfriend (who is a truckdriver whom I rarely see but give him a progress report on my fat loss) asked me how much I lost that week and that kinda woke me up. I told him I ate whatever the heckies I wanted. Of course he loves me no matter what I look like but he knows how badly I wanted to lose this weight. He wasn't disappointed but he knew I would be in myself once I got the cheeseburgers out of my mind.

So I read my list again and saw my alternative which was to keep getting fatter and that was it. I was back on the wagon (or off the wagon - forget) and for the past week I've been working my fat arse off!!!! Billy's Boot Camp every other day, stretching, cardio and ellyptical on the off days with one day of rest. I ate right - high protein, low fat and I lost 3 lbs. AND....all this during my 'happy-time'. (ladies, you know what I mean!)

So today, I feel pretty! :carrot:

gdeann
08-22-2006, 05:38 PM
Glad you are back Carol! We all derail....the important thing is to get right back on track.

ShelleyM
08-23-2006, 05:45 AM
My Dearest Dee, I am sending prayers your way that Dez gets back on track again. Have you thought about letting her come home for a bit, or would that be too much on both you and Larry? I know what a tough time you have had over the years. Please email me if you need anything or just want to talk. I love you! I do think Larry needs the rest, too!

Carol-Glad you're back.

Gayle-Sorry I haven't been around. Becky is leaving today! Things will never be the same. I know you, Dee, Suzy, Debbi, Sherry and Vicki have all been through it, but it's very hard when it happens to you. I am so sad today. We'll be going up on Fri with the rest of her things.

Love to you all.

SuzyMc
08-23-2006, 07:39 AM
Gayle ~ Boogie, boogie, boogie! :carrot: :cb: :dance: :dancer:

Carol ~ Welcome back and congratulations on the 3 pounds lost! :carrot:

Shelley ~ My thoughts are with you today! :hug:

gdeann
08-23-2006, 08:16 AM
Shelley {{{HUGS}}} Liz still lives here at home so I haven't had to suffer yet of a child leaving home. The way it looks, she will be here way into her 40's....LOL! I am thinking of you over the next few weeks. LOVE!

Suzy, your one hot little boogie, boogie mama! Keep up the great weight loss!

1oldbutterball
08-23-2006, 01:08 PM
Good Afternoon All,

Dee - Glad to see you are alright, I too was worried about you !!! Your husband needs to listen to his doctor, that's what they went to school for. The company never cares about GOOD employee's as long as they are doing more then their share. I hope he follows his doctor's advice. I am not sure who DEZ is but I am guessing she is your daughter. I am sending prayers to all of you.

Carol - WTG on the 3 lbs. Keep going we all know you can and wll do it.

Shelley - I have been through a daughter leaving 4 times and each one was harder. Now my oldest granddaughter (she lived with me for her first 4 yrs ) is off to college. I think I miss her more then my own, mostly because even in high school she was here almost every week for something. It's hard to let them go, but remember they NEVER really leave us, they are just growing and isn't that what we want for them. The first time she comes home for a week-end it will be like she never left. Good Luck.

That couple that made that crazy offer on the house, called and made a new offer today, don't know what it is but told my agent to hold off showing it to me for a day or so because I have another showing tonight at 6:30. I know the right person will come along. I have made up my mind that if it is to be,,,,the house will sell, if not I just hope to get some of my $30M back on the house I am building.

Hope all the rest of you are doing well, been to the gym 3 times this week, think I might take tomorrow morning off and just walk the streets.

Monica

P.S. We Are getting really long again,,,,,we miss are LEADER, hope she had a GREAT vacation.

gdeann
08-23-2006, 03:38 PM
YEP, where the heck is Cheryl? Off running around yet? No time for us girls? Get your little rattlesnake eat'n *** back here and start a new thread young lady! {{{SMILES}}}

Good luck on the showing Monica. I am a firm believer in everything will work out as it should.

I am a TV star! I will be on the local news tonight! It is a story about selling liquor to underage minors. We have had a couple sting operations and the store has passed with flying colors. We have checked ID's and caught all of them. The news came in today and wanted to do a story about the good stores who actually do catch and won't sell to under age drinkers. You might not recognize me though...his best shot was the one of my butt as I waited on a drive through customer. I also asked him if he could edit 30 pounds off...we'll see...

Deelite
08-23-2006, 05:29 PM
You girls are the best. I knew that you would understand. Larry is still at work and of course putting in more time than he should be.

Gayle you are too funny. Little miss movie star.

Monica you are right Dez is my 20 year old daughter. She has been through a lot in the last five years. From date rape to suicide atemps and drugs. I just ach for her.

Shelley I am sending a big hug your way. I was really sad when Jay left dispite how we would fight.

Suzy I bet you are not wanting to count the days til Travis leaves. I know that has to be hard. Thanks for the support.

Janice is it still hot over there? Our evenings are cooling down but the days are pleasent. Thanks for being there for me.

I know I am forgetting a bunch of you but I am thinking of you. I have to run. It is Larry's birthday today so I am having a steak dinner with the kids. I have to go get it ready.

Love to you all.

coles
08-23-2006, 07:57 PM
Shelley - It will all be okay. They have to spread those wings and fly. I am lucky Amanda only flew to the house next door. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
YEsterday I was watching the birds at the birdfeeder and noticed a very large hawk sitting on the fence. I thought that was really strange as we live in town. Then he swooped down on the bird feeder and took one of the little birds that was eating. I was devastated. I love watching the birds and squirrels and didn't know I was creating a feeding ground for other predators.
Dee- I hope things are better today for you, Larry has to take it easier. I know its hard to do but hopefully he will see that it is taking a toll on him.
Welllll , I went to weigh in today. I haven't gone in four weeks as I have been in binge mode. I gained 10 pounds back over that four weeks. I changed my ticker and now I'm back to fourteen to lose instead of four.
My arthritis is really bad right now and my whole body is inflammed. I can hardly move my hands or bend my knees. I felt good for a couple of months and forgot how bad it can be. My rhuematogist (spelling) is on holidays for [/URL] the past couple of weeks so I couldn't get in until next Wednesday for a cortisone shot. Guess I will you suffer it out until then.
When it started to flare I started to eat and now looked what happened.
Oh well enough whining, I am trying to get back on track and lose this weight once and for all.
Suzy - How are you doing. Staying away from the cookies and ice-cream?
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gdeann
08-23-2006, 10:55 PM
Janice, I hope you find relief soon. How sad about the baby bird. I love watching nature too, but reality of the cycle of life bothers me too. In hopes of cheering you up. the 10 pounds is probably fluid.

gdeann
08-23-2006, 11:33 PM
Where Is Our Little Cheryl?

ShelleyM
08-24-2006, 05:33 AM
Gayle, Cheryl went out of town. Do you want to start the new thread? You always took over when Sherry was gone.

Janice-You will lose the extra weight. Sorry about the little bird. We have tons of hawks where I live. They are usually carrying a snake or something like that. One of my birds is called a Hawkhead parrot. He acts nothing like a hawk though. He's pretty skittish.

Monica-Good luck again. It sounds like the people really want your house. I am willing to bet they will come back very near your asking price.

Becky called yesterday and is doing fine. She hadn't completely unloaded the car because it was so far away from the dorm. Tons of parents are there right now and she was going to wait until they left to move the car closer. Her friend went to Target and waited an hour because of so many parents there. She mentioned maybe going to Walmart at 1AM in order to not have to worry about crowds. It's strange here. Even though she was never home, she always came here. Now she says she won't be here until Oct. I am having a major UC flareup. I know it's just stress and that I am unable to run it off.

Lynneye
08-24-2006, 07:08 AM
I am back from Atlantic City. Had a terrific time, went to Cape May, which is beautiful. We toured the Victorian homes there, so pretty. Walked the Boardwalk in Atlantic City and basically relaxed. Also ate way to much! Tonight is weigh in, so will see how that goes.....

I'll catch up with everyone later, I am still unpacking and have mountains of laundry to do. Of course, the bathroom redo is still a mess, no shower right now! Hopefully will have a shower tonight!

gdeann
08-24-2006, 09:50 AM
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A new thread has been started! Join us on #87!!!!!