WW Clubs and Groups - #165 Bale of Turtles enjoying good times




Itryharder
08-17-2006, 12:21 PM
: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!
Judy
Itryharder
(for Lin and Lauren)


Princess1122
08-18-2006, 09:53 AM
Morning all... and happy friday!

Rainy and a bit gloomy here today and it is supposed to hang around for a day or two... W/I tomorrow... I am really keeping my fingers crossed for a loss of somekind... I have eaten all of my points this week and walked so we will have to see what the scale says in the morning.

How is everyone today?

We are still planning on going to the state fair tomorrow... I have my list of things that I can eat already to go :D but I still need to find someone to share a funnel cake with since one of those bad boys is 24 points all by itself :p

Well that is about it for me... have a great weekend everyone!
Susan

Itryharder
08-18-2006, 02:51 PM
Princess, enjoy the State Fair. I had no idea a funnel cake, yummy, is 24 points. Holey Moley!

All goes well here and I think this will be a nice quiet day.
Everyone have a good weekend and a good WI for those coming up. :goodscale:
Judy


Ariana2000
08-18-2006, 05:04 PM
Princess: I am not big on outdoor sports, except hiking, so I'm no help there. (I like to bike, but living in an apartment, I have nowhere to keep my bike. When I get a house, I'll keep it -- I also don't bike a lot because I like biking somewhere with a PURPOSE. When I was in college, I biked everywhere -- the grocery store, the pharmacy, the movies, the bookstore, and of course, class. Even where I had a car, parking was limited, so I used to park about a mile away from class and bike there. I do love biking to garage sales too. :D) Arizona has a limited season change, but the temperate winters means that I actually look forward to winters so that I can get outdoors and do more hiking. From mid June to mid/late September, it's too hot to do a lot outside. Also, hope the scale does eventually budge. Ooh! Jealous! I love the state fair.

Judy: hey there!

Well, ladies, as for me, I'm down 2 pounds this week! :D I'd be happier if I hadn't gone up about that much last week. But I think that now I'm on a steadier downward track, since I'm still feeling really hungry, and I've been good about working out as usual, with more intensity. Work is only fairly frantic instead of completely frantic, which is an improvement. And next week, I am taking M-W off (which means I have a 5-day vacation, if you count the weekends, which I do. :D) Then I come back and have a 2-day work week (Thursday and Friday) and then we have a 3-day weekend (labor day!) Some much needed rest! ;D Also, it looks like I'll have a couple of hours this weekend to quilt, a big stress reliever that I've been "making time" for these last few weeks to maintain my sanity. I know I've mentioned before to you guys that I quilt -- would you be interested in seeing a finished product?
I also want to scan a "before" picture -- the picture that inspired me to start on my weight loss -- and a more recent picture. :D Are you guys interested?

Anyway, back to work ladies...

chrily
08-18-2006, 11:58 PM
Just a quickie fly by. I got the dog fighting with the cat and a bunch of other stress to deal with. Relatives in town. Ya know how that goes.

chris

elizbennet
08-19-2006, 01:59 AM
Hi! Ah yes - that famous race! Ha,ha,- I just love the name of your group, and it is true that that old turtle has encouraged a lot of people. I guess I am hoping to identify with the turtle too, as I am trying to get this weight down in a healthy way. I have been a member of WW for about 8 months and have shed 33 pounds. (That is like one-third of the race.) Anyway, thanks for your group and the encouragement ya'll dish out.
Eliz

Itryharder
08-19-2006, 01:00 PM
Welcome Eliz! :cheer:
Glad you've done so well on WW's so far. Fantastic. :cp: :bravo: Let us know a little more about yourself and you'll get to know us better as time goes by.

Chris, I know all about family staying over for the weekend. But you're doing great, so give it your all. :cp:

Ariana,
Great that you've knocked off 2#. I know it's crazy when you lose the weight you regained the week before, but does it help to think that you could have stayed the same or gained weight this week? And I do remember your thinking some of this is muscle weight and your clothes are fitting looser.
Weigh to go! :cp:

Princess, how did your WI go? I hope it was good.

I'm going to rejoin WW's because I am getting no where on my own. Think I'll start early Sept.

Take care. I've got a party to go to tonight and I'll be careful with food.
Have a great weekend and chime in when you can.
love,
Judy

Princess1122
08-21-2006, 09:44 AM
Happy Monday and good morning to everyone.

Judy: re-joining is a great idea! Good for you! Yup, it was death by funnel cake at the fair... I ate the whole thing and did not feel guilty about it at all... ok, maybe a little bit but I still ate the whole thing :hungry: :hungry: :hungry:

Ariana: I would love to see pictures of both the quilt and your before and current pictures. I loved hearing about your neck of the woods... I have never been out west with the exception of flying/airports and that does not really count but I would love to visit out there sometime... there is so much to see and experience in the western half of the US. I am thinking that I will just have to suck it up and go walking or bike riding in the cold weather as long as there is no snow on the ground... with enough layers of clothing and I can handle it :D

Eliz: Welcome... you will like it here... there are a great bunch of folks here just fighting the same battles as the rest of the world but here we do it together and manage to do have fun doing it.

Chris: I used to love having relatives in for visits but lately it is just more trouble and stress then I can handle, must be my age :dizzy: ... but some how we manage to get thru it and you seem to be doing it with grace which is a rare gift... best of luck and I hope your home is back to normal soon.

Have to run but have a great day all!
Susan

bandit2
08-21-2006, 10:50 AM
Good morning & welcome Eliz to our group - I'm sure you will love it here.

I am back from holidays & raring to get totally back on plan. Was up 2.6# at my w/i last week so have that to deal with this week. Have brought all my food for today & plan on going for a big walk tonight with my daughter.

Hope everyone is doing great & hi to everyone.

Bye for now.

Itryharder
08-21-2006, 12:32 PM
Ariana,
I'm so glad you're a quilter. I am too. I'd love to see your projects as well as your before and after photos. Count me in!
Eliz, how's it going?
Princess, I can see you enjoying the funnel cake. How funny! You know, some foods just obsess us and I love that you didn't feel one bit guilty! :cp:
Long walks will do the trick.
Bandit, glad you're back on track.
As for me, this week looks busy as all my weeks have been, but I'm aiming for a WW join-up in early Sept/. Okay Mousie, shouldn't I really join this week?
LOL
Love,
Judy
:cool:

Itryharder
08-21-2006, 09:03 PM
Guess what? I just walked into the WW center and rejoined today. I have no idea what I weigh because I haven't looked at the card. Maybe I'll keep it that way for awhile. In any case, I'm glad I checked into it today because my center is moving after being in this location for ages and I might not have been able to find it if I had waited until early Sept. So, good for me! Good luck to everyone.
Judy

elizbennet
08-21-2006, 10:27 PM
Hi All! Eliz here. State fairs are so fun. My husband and I love going to the state fair in Atlanta, GA with my daughter and her hubby. Our sons love the rough and tough rides that hang up side down. I really enjoy the displays and little "shops" and the horse shows. Of course those funnel cakes rate high on my list too! Well enough about that. - Princess, you have a grand day! - walk, walk, walk!!! - that will help with any extra points. Ha,ha!
My boys have some friends over and they got caught up in that show, Wife Swap. They are just rolling in laughter. Gosh, I think I would NEVER do that!
Catch you all later. Have a great weekend!

bandit2
08-22-2006, 11:03 AM
Judy - congrats on the re-join Good for you!!

Hi to everyone else. Hope you are all doing extremely well.

I went for my walk last night with dd & did 5 laps around the track, so felt good about that - had 3 points leftover for the day (I do not count any activity points) so overall, had a successful day.

Tonight going to bf after work & will get in a swim there & hopefully talk him into a walk.

Hope you all have a great "turtle" day.

chrily
08-22-2006, 11:37 AM
I know...I know...long time to hear!

It's been a busy weekend and I just haven't had the time to get on the computer. Sounds like you all are doiing great! I myself am back down to 204. Can't really count that as a success, since TOM did the weight gain. But I am very glad that I didn't gain anymore.

Ariana and Judy-I have done a couple of quilts too. I'm just a beginner so they are kind of simple. I'll have to find some pics and post em too.

Judy-I am so happy to hear you rejoined weight watchers. That is great! I'm thinking I will after we get caught up on things around here. My hubby works for Sears and then he has his own business. But he took a couple months off from doing his own. When you do that, the bills still come and now its trying to play catch up until we get the past dues paid. What a pain!

Well gotta go. Need to run to the bank before my sister gets here.

Chris

chrily
08-22-2006, 11:46 AM
23404

I'm hoping this worked. If it did, this is a quilt I did a few months ago. Just haven't had time to do anymore.

Princess1122
08-22-2006, 03:41 PM
Judy: Good job! You are doing great and I am so happy that you have joined WW. Let me know if you need anything at all...

Eliz: Love the fair and love the funnel cake! I grew up on the east coast so it was all about the funnel cake... out here in the midwest they have elephant ears that are kind of a cross between a soft pretzel and a funnel cake... they are good but the funnel cake is what I covet :D

Chris: Very cool quilt! I would love to learn how to do that...

Bandit: Welcome back and great job on the walking!

Ariana: How are you doing? Anything new in your neck of the woods?

Talk to you all soon!
Princess

Ariana2000
08-22-2006, 05:44 PM
Welcome, Eliz!

Bandit -- good to hear from you! It sounds like you are already getting on track!

Judy -- you quilt too? Awesome! I'm proud of you rejoining now, instead of waiting. It shows that you have the determination to do what it takes. And you're right. It's better than gaining, some of it could be muscle, and my clothes do fit better.

Chrily -- you are a quilter too -- that's great! :D Hey, down is down, and better than gaining. That's beautiful, Chrily!

Princess -- work is nuts. Nuts, nuts, nuts. I just need to clone myself 3x, and then I'll have enough resources to get it all done. Life is pretty good.

On my end, ladies -- I had a great weekend, went out to dinner with a new friend, saved a bunch of points for dinner -- Saturday, my super high day on the Wendy plan, I went to a Roller Derby game (SO MUCH FUN! :D), and I saved some points and had nachos and a Mike's Hard Cranberry Lemonade. The nachos didn't taste as good as they used to, but at least they were part of my points for the day. On the plus side, the alcohol upset my stomach (or maybe the nachos did?) and talked me out of my sweet tooth on the way home. (I have acide reflux, so certain foods sometimes caused instant upset.)

My body has been screaming for sugar and fat these last two days, and the stress is not helping. But I'm holding (by my fingernails, yes, but holding on.) Friday afternoon, I leave for Phoenix, and I'll be gone until Wednesday afternoon, so you guys won't hear from me after tomorrow, probably (Thursday -- grocery day, Friday -- leaving before I can post.)

Here are the quilt pictures, and pictures of me, before I started to lose weight, and now....

(The quilt looks rippled because of the way it's laid out, not because it is actually rippled)

Itryharder
08-23-2006, 09:16 AM
Dear Turtles,
I feel so warm and cozy here. This group has grown into a "bale of turtles" all pitching in and helping out. First of all, thanks for your support about my rejoining WW. It was necessary and I thank you all. Who knew that we had so many quilters in the group? Chris, I can't imagine that you'd call yourself a beginner after crafting such a gorgeous quilt. It's beautiful! And Ariana, first of all==you look awesome. Weigh to go! :bravo: :cp: Keep up the good work. I also love your beautiful quilt. You girls have gotten me inspired to get out my machine and continue the Halloween quilt I started and then had to put away because too much was happening. I want to make time for it, so I will.
Princess, thanks for the offer of WW's help.
Bandit, glad you're right on track and walking on the track LOL this week.
Eliz, thanks for chiming in to this great group. I feel like we're all on a roll.
Gotta run and set up my machine. You all take care and do well.
Love,
Judy

Princess1122
08-23-2006, 11:22 AM
Ariana: Awesome pictures! I think I have those same sandels that you are wearing in your current pictures... lol. Love the quilt! I really would like to start quilting but don't even know where to begin... I can sew and enjoy it so I guess I just need to pick up a book for beginners and get started.

Judy:You rock! You are an inspiration and a wonderful pal! Can't wait to watch the scale go down and to cheer you on while you are on your journey!

All: Happy hump day! Best wishes for an awesome day!

I made it for just shy of two miles last night on the elliptical machine... now that is a whole new ball game... I can walk a long way but the elliptical is more like jogging and way more of a work out... I think I actually broke a sweat :D

Have to run but have a great day!
Susan

chrily
08-23-2006, 12:49 PM
Thanks for the compliments on my quilt. I've been doing okay for the last few days. Yesterday I was fine with eating. I didn't get much exercise in but did get to try 15 min of my belly dancing video. Definitely works some muscles I thought I had. OUCH! Today I already got in a 20 min walk. The girls started school today so we walked Kayla to school. Now without all the distractions around here, my house is going to be easier to clean and I can get some much needed things done. Plus school starts Sept. 6 for me.

Ariana...my gosh you have changed! You look amazing. If you don't mind my asking, how long has it taken you to lose that much weight? P.S. I really like your quilt too. I'm not sure if I'm ready for a BIG BIG one like that so I'll stick with my baby quilts for now until I get it all figured out.

Well gonna go find some more stuff to do. I'm so happy to get the kids back in school. I got this grin permanently planted on my face today. They were just getting so bored and fighting constantly. I'm enjoying the peace and quiet. Now me and Nicole can have more mom/daughter time and then maybe she will settle down some and not throw so many tantrums.

chris

Ariana2000
08-23-2006, 05:33 PM
Judy: We're happy to offer support. We all need it at some time. :D Thank you so much! I don't think I realized just how much my looks have improved -- my weight has not gone done as quickly as I like, but I have gained a lot of muscle, and that definitely helped. Re the quilt -- thank you again! It's fleece. I've never done a cotton quilt before. I have two scrap quilts made from fleece left to finish -- working on them now -- and then I have a bunch of cotton to start on. Go for the quilting -- it's relaxing (at least I find it to be.)

Princess: Thank you! The sandals are from payless. Well thank you. I can sew as well -- I made the dress I'm wearing in that picture -- but the quilting I do is self-taught, on fleece. I have a quilting book, and I'm going to start with that once I use up my cotton fabric and teach myself. You could do the same, I'm sure. Congrats on your two miles. When I started on the elliptical, I could barely do 30 minutes. Now I can do an hour. You can do it!

Chrily: Keep focusing on exercise and eating well. You'll make it. I forget. What are you studying in school? Re pictures: Why thank you! I hadn't realized how much I'd changed -- I knew the numbers, but I didn't realize how much I'd changed until I saw those two photos side by side. No, I don't mind. I did WW seriously for about 9 months and lost the first 25 pounds. Then I stopped counting points, thought I could do it without counting points...and I gained back about 5 points and then hit a plateau for a long time. My job was so horrifyingly stressful and I was trying to find a new one, it was all I could manage at the time. A few months after I moved down to Tucson, I was still trying to lose weight, but not counting points as well or as often as I should -- I would start, be very good, then stop counting points -- it was just so tedious. I reached a turning point in the spring (April? May?), at which point I posted in this group about having "just had it" and I dedicated myself to losing weight fully...I started the Wendy plan...and I lost the other 20 pounds. So, in terms of time actually dedicated to weight loss? About 13 months to lose 45 pounds. In terms of actual time? I started Curves January 2004, and WW at about the same time. So that's 2.75 years. It's a long, long time, and I used to be aggravated that it took that long, but honestly, it took me 4 years to gain 60, and if I had been focused and dedicated, it would have taken only 13 months or so. But there was a lot going on in my life that interfered, and it took me some time to develop strategies and change behavioral patterns that had gotten me in trouble in the first place (such as stress eating.) I took out two of my big stress relievers -- food and shopping -- and so I had to find new ways to cope (hence the sewing and the working out.)

As for me, ladies, today has been my worst day at work yet. Everything that could go wrong has, and in a big way too. My body is just screaming for junk food. But I'm not going there, because today is Subway day, and I am going to work out and have my subway sandwhich and baked chips and a cookie. It's all about the bribery and the delayed gratification. Still. I could really use some chocolate right now. I won't, but I could really use it. Know what I mean? :o

Alright ladies, back to work. Unless I get a chance to post tonight, I probably won't be here again until next Friday...I'm going out of town, and I won't have time to post again until then...

Princess1122
08-24-2006, 09:27 AM
Morning all!

Ariana: I am pretty sure that I picked my shoes up at payless also... too funny! Have a safe trip and we will see/talk to you when you get back. If you do an hour on the elliptical then you are so my hero! I can only do about 15 minutes which equals about 2 miles for me... it will take me a while to build up to an hour.

All: How is everyone doing today?

Not much new here... my son and I are going to enter a 10 miles bike tour in September... I am so excited! It is not a race... just more of a ride but it should be fun and good experience for me.

Have to run!
Susan

Itryharder
08-24-2006, 12:15 PM
I'm doing great and nothing is showing on the scale yet. Boo hoo. Of course I expect to drop thirty pounds overnight and I guess that won't happen. I got to a meeting last night and am determined to figure out how to balance very busy family life with social activities and losing weight. I may have some good news soon and I'll share when I know.

Ariana, we look forward to hearing from you when you get back.
Princess, I think it is so cool that you'll hop on a bike and enjoy a long ride with your son. Really nice activity.

All goes well and I'm in a hurry as usual. Take care, do well and chime in.
Judy :cool:

Ariana2000
08-24-2006, 04:53 PM
I had a few extra minutes to chat today. I decided grocery shopping today was silly, since I'll be gone until Wednesday, and I always grocery shop on Thursday. I'm just going to wait.

Thank you, Princess. When I started, 30 was difficult...I'd already been doing Curves for about a year at that time. I worked my way up to an hour, and you can too, if that's what you want. Ooh. I love long bike rides, although I haven't ridden in years. I used to ride everywhere in college.

Judy -- thank you. It will show up. Keep going.

As for me, ladies, I am a bit frustrated. I am feeling very hungry, but I don't seem to lose weight. I think I'm being good. My mom suggested that I am not eating enough period -- which might be possible, but I think it's unlikely, or that I may not be eating enough protein. What do you guys think? I stick to Wendie plan pretty well, and I do 45 minutes of weights 2x a week, 30 minutes of cardio 2x per week and 1 hour of cardio 2x per week. Do you think I'm not eating enough, or just not enough protein or what? I'm open to suggestions at this point.

Well, I'm almost packed for my trip. I leave town at noon tomorrow. Have a great time ladies, and I'll talk to you when I get back!

Itryharder
08-24-2006, 08:09 PM
Ariana,
Just a quicky response. I think your mom may be on the right track. If you are sure you're eating all your points, then change the food you're eating. It's the simplest and best advice when a plateau hits. If you're eating a lot of chicken, try beef and vice versa. If you're eating quite a bit of fruit, switch to veggies for a week. Good luck you're looking great.
Judy
and yes, i respond to lean protein better than everything else.

Princess1122
08-25-2006, 09:15 AM
Ariana: I agree with the "not enough protein" part if you are doing that much cardio and weight training... I also agree with judy... maybe adding some free veggies in each day would help and also maybe a big pot of the "free" veggie soup would help you get thru the days... I make a pot of that about once a month when I am feeling hungry and a bowl at lunch or supper helps me get thru the day a bit better.

Judy: Your doing great and the scale will show it very soon... keep the faith! Are you getting your water in to help with the initial flush? That gets me kick started sometimes when the scale is not moving... I drink water until I float :D

Chris, Bandit, Eliz: How are you guys doing? Any big plans for the weekend?

Have to run but will check back later on.
Susan

chrily
08-25-2006, 11:39 AM
Ariana, my gosh your story is like mine almost to a tee. In 2004 I did WW for around 9 months too and lost 27 lbs. I gained back 8 of it when I figured it was easier to not track anything. I've been screwing around and not taking it as seriously as I should and my lack of weight loss is showing. I need to get it together and keep it together.

As for your plateau...I'm with the others. Change up your food a bit. I also agree that you probably need more protein. I think that may be part of my problem too. SInce starting back on WW, I have ben staying within my points most of the time (that's not giving it 100% though...my bad), but I know I am not taking enough protein in. I really should try to get more. I also have this nasty aversion to vegetables and fruit. Veggies are tasteless to me and fruit is just too sweet. I'm more of a starch hound and not really a sweets kind of girl.

TO all: Hope the day is going good. I'm going to hang out at home. I did something to my back a couple days ago and its feeling awful today. It hurts to my shoulder blades and down through my hips. It throbs, hurts, and feels like I have a heating pad set on high permanently stuck to it. I don't own a heating pad. It feels warm to the touch though. I don't get it.

Well gonna check my other junk and go do some laundry.

chris

Zhai-Lynn
08-25-2006, 01:32 PM
Hi All! :wave:
Wow! All of these forums are a bit overwhelming! This is my first post on here. I am currently in my 4th week following the WW program. I've lost 8 1/2 lbs. so far. I love the name of this group and so thought I'd post here. Hope I can remember where I found you all now. :dizzy: I want to take this weight off in a healthy way and keep it off!! I will be 41 in Oct. and have 4 kids 12,8,4, and 3 who I want to be able to keep up! Looking forward to getting to know you all better. :hug:

Itryharder
08-26-2006, 11:49 AM
:welcome3: Zhai-LYnn!
Thanks for letting us know a bit about you. I am sure you'll love this group.
We are very supportive and help each other out. Our group is growing and expanding --the group, not our waistlines!. Good luck with continued success with WW's. You're doing great so far! :bravo:
Judy
Everybody==have a great weekend. :cool:

chrily
08-26-2006, 01:29 PM
Welcome Zhai-Lyn! I'm one of the newer members of this group. I really love it here and I'm sure you will too.

Gotta make this super short for now. I'm supposed to be getting ready to take the girls' to get registered for dance this year. And my hubby is at the hospital with his sister who has been very sick and it doesn't look so good. She has charcot foot from being diabetic and so her bones break really easy and she is extremely obese. So this morning she snapped another bone. She called and wanted my husband to come out there and help her out. He told her no because she has been letting this go and go and not getting the help she needs. She can't even do the basics for herself. SO he told her he would call an ambulance and they came and got her so this is where it all stands now. She is in the end stages of a kidney disease, and has heart problems. Kelly just called and said she has a bad break in her leg. Her kidneys counts are showing that her kidneys are failing, her iron level is low so she's anemic now, and she is severely dehydrated. Doesn't look good but so much of this could have been helped if she would have quit saying that all is okay and told the truth to her doctors. Her friend took he to her appt just last Monday and Robin told the doc. that she felt fine and her foot was just a little sore. Holly was mad and asked Robin why she did that and Robin told her because she doesn't want to be taken from her house to a place she doesn't want to go. How can you possilby know and help someone out who hides it all??? I feel bad because I was P.Oed for her calling for stupid little things all the time, like my husband having to go through an hour worth of drive time to lock her front door for her and turn the light on over the stove. I'm not good in these situations. I blew at him the other night and told him to bring her butt to town and all her meds and force her to stay at their mom's house. We can't keep her here because we live in a tri-level house and there is too many stairs for her. We can't lift her or do all that because of her size. Okay...I said I was keeping this short but I just don't have anyone to talk to and my husband's not here and I don't know what's going on and it stresses me out and frustrates me beyond the norm.

chris

chrily
08-26-2006, 01:30 PM
Hey is anyone else having to log in more than once to be able to post??? My computer keeps doing that to me.

Princess1122
08-28-2006, 12:01 PM
Happy Monday all... it is dreary here and the fact that it is a Monday is just not helping but it is all good I guess.

Chris: I just got done reading your post... I am just speechless... That has got to be a very hard spot for you to be in with your sister in law and it just stuns me how some folks can let themsleves get so bad with their health... but in your SIL's case that is really going to far... I can understand your frustration as the whole situation directly effects your family and it has to be hard to deal with. My best wishes go out to you and yours that this some how finds a happy ending.

All: W/I went ok... down .6 but I had a rough week with my food so it took it's toll I guess... maybe it was those 30 funnel cakes I ate at the fair... just kidding :D .

I have to run but will check back later one.
Susan

bandit2
08-28-2006, 03:01 PM
Happy Monday & welcome Chai-Lynne!

Nice & bright & sunny up here today but was cloudy most of weekend.
Went to my gf Fri night & drank way too much wine but was fun, then went to my trailer Sat & slept alot of the time.

Made a nice ww chicken cheesy casserole last night (requested by dd) so will that for dinner this evening.

Hope everyone is doing great & keep up the good work.

Talk soon, Gail.

Princess1122
08-29-2006, 09:42 AM
Hello and happy Tuesday! How is everyone doing today? It is still gloomy here but I have high hopes that it is going to get sunny out soon... fall is on the way and that is my favorite time of year :D

Welcome Chai-Lynne! Very happy to have you with us!

All: Well it is getting easier to use the elliptical machine... not easy but easier :p I am not sure that it will ever be "easy" but it really is such a great work out for me that it is worth it... and I get my miles in way quicker then just walking alone. And when you use the machine in a backward motion you can really feel it in your behind regions :D

Hope all is well with everyone and best wishes for an awesome day!
Susan

chrily
08-29-2006, 08:43 PM
Well I haven't posted for a while so here is the story. My SIL is finally in the hospital. She was hiding alot of stuff from her family and her doctors. Upon arriving at the hospital, they ran their tests and her kidneys are failing her and she broke her ankle severely bad. THey did x-rays and its beyond repair with a massive infection in it. Because she has battled the infection before and they haven't got any usable bone in there, they are going to amputate it tomorrow or Thurs. Some of this could have been prevented or the effects lessened if she would have been honest about it. The doctor's had no clue and her reasoning to her friend was that she didn't want to go to the place they would put her (I think the nursing home is what she was referring to). So there is the scoop. We are taking the girls up to see her tonight. She misses them and wants to see them before all of this goes down. She never had kids of her own or got married so our girls are like her own kids and she has been an awesome aunt to them. I think when she had them all to herself after they'd spend the night, she'd take them around and kind of "pretend" they were hers. I wish I had an aunt like that growing up. Well gonna make some dinner. Check back when I can.

Princess1122
08-30-2006, 10:31 AM
Chris: My continued prayers and thoughts are with you and your family...

All: Another gloomy day here in Indy... they say that the weekend is not supposed to be much better which does not make me happy... I was really hoping to get some bike riding in but we will just have to wait and see. I guess it all depends on how the tropical storm down in Florida moves... if they head north then we get the clouds and rain but if they head east or west we are usually free from the storms... I am hoping that it heads out to sea!

How is everyone doing today?

I have to run but will check back later on.

Susan

Itryharder
08-30-2006, 12:21 PM
Hi Turtles,
Dear Chris, I feel so bad for your husband's sister. It must be so frightening to know that you're doing the wrong thing and yet not have the courage to face ill health and make the difficult leap to work on getting better. My heart goes out to her. I can hear how frustrated and furious you are and how sad you must be. I'm sending you prayers and good thoughts that this path she is on is one that is bearable and that she gets the help she needs. God Bless.

Bandit, always good to hear from you. You have a nice, cheery attitude. Yay! :cp:

Princess, I think going down .6# is great and I know the exercise you're doing will speed things up even more. Weigh to go! We've got gloomy weather here too and it's been going on for about a week now. Enough!!!! I think you're terrific to get on the elliptical. I'm thinking about :tread: this week and need to push myself.

Everybody: I'm moving to a new thread. I'll remind turtles to check into this one too.
Love,
Judy

chrily
08-30-2006, 05:45 PM
Just got back from the hospital. They amputated Robin's leg today. They took most of her lower leg below her knee but there is enough for a prosthesis. The surgery went really well. Thank God! That was the biggest hurdle so far. Now its keeping the infection down. She has a really nasty bacteria in her and since they found out its back, you have to wash up before her room and wash up after leaving. HEr friend Holly said since they have to leave the limb open for awhile that the doctors said visitors might have to gown up now. Things won't go back to normal...I think normal changed. But maybe the family can get some much needed relief and be able to handle the day to day stuff.

I know, for me, normal means going back on plan and exercising. I don't want to be overweight and unhealthy. I want so much to be around for my girls and not to hurt my family.

Chris

Itryharder
08-30-2006, 08:24 PM
Just a reminder that we're on thread #166 now.
Love,
Judy