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09-06-2006, 11:20 AM
Hello and :welcome3: to the Jaded Ladies site,

We are a group of ladies that come here for support and :high: encouragement on our weight loss struggles, and we also find time for some chitchatting. So please, won't you join us? New members are always welcome.:yes:

09-06-2006, 12:00 PM
Good morning, ladies,

Liz - wow, it's great that you have access to a free gym. I do WW, too. Once in awhile I try to count calories instead, but always come back to WW. I'm having a hard time right now, trying to stay OP. Why is it that sometimes it's almost a breeze and other times it's almost impossible? :dizzy: Anyway, once again, a big welcome to you!

Cristi - so is Jason ok? I feel it must not be too serious, or you would've shared that info with us, but still, I'm wondering how he is. My allergies are going crazy, too! And I have dark circles with mine - the worse the allergies, the worse the dark circles!

mkat - the Sonoma diet seems to be a very healthy one. Although I don't follow it, I do try to get the 10 power foods into my diet. I used to be an eBayer. I sold stuff there, and bought stuff, too. Hope you get the dvds you want! (ps - would you want to share a first name with us? If not, that's ok.)

Jen - YAY for 5 pounds down!! :cp: As for you losing 4 pounds this week, are you counting on losing water weight? You probably know this, but after the first couple of weeks, a loss of 1 1/2 - 2 pounds is a good loss. Anyway, you're doing great!

Sassy - glad your mil isn't TOO bad, lol. I try to be very nice to my son's fiance. It's easy, too, because she's a real sweetheart. YAY for the swimsuit fitting!! So does your DH do a good job at the grocery store? Neal usually messes up, no matter how short the list is. Once I sent him for Miracle Whip. One thing! And what does he come home with? Cool Whip! :rofl: Sometimes I think he does this so I'll never send him back, lol.

Sue - if you see the fat fairy, swat her real good, ok? She's already been here in southern Indiana, and I'd rather she not come back! tee hee

Marti - glad you had the day off after all. How's your grandpa? I like your avatar - isn't it the one you had awhile back? You look young and slim in it. I'm jealous!!

Well, the kids did fine stayng last night, except for one thing. They didn't want to sleep in the guest room, so we let them have our king-sized bed. Neal and I slept in the twin beds. Wasn't too bad, but I have to say I'll be glad to sleep in my own bed tonight!

Gotta surf, then get busy here with some cleaning. Same ol', same ol'! :dizzy:

09-06-2006, 12:27 PM
Good Mornin' Gals & Dolls!!

Liz--Hello & Welcome! You mentioned your boss is at trial, do you work in a courthouse? Looking forward to reading more about you! If you haven't already, fill out a bio page.

Sassy--Fantastic w/the suit fitting!! I don't own a suit and probably never will. Just never like how I feel in one....even if it does fit. (I need to get over that)

Sue--Don't'll get down to where you want to be. My weight has been climbing rather than sliding the last few months.....I'm trying to stay positive though and hoping for a loss soon.

Jen--5lbs lost is great!! You're so right about applying yourself. I just seen we're the same age, 35. I'm just WAY shorter than you! :D Keep up the good work and send some of your motivation my way!

Mkat--I read in your bio that your name is Judith. Would it be ok if we called you that (or Judy) or do you prefer Mkat?? Let us know how you like the DVD's once you get them. BTW...what is turbojam?

Cristi--I sure hope Jason is ok. Wasn't he feeling bad last week?? I hope it's nothing serious. Keeping him in my thoughts. Let us know if he starts feeling better!

Jules--Hope your PC starts working for ya soon. Miss reading your post. I know all about computer issues. Drives me batty.

Norma--2 hrs to mow your front lawn? Wow! Thats a huge yard. Do you have a riding lawnmower I hope?? Be careful working so hard outdoors....especially when it's really hot out. Heat exhaustion can really take a toll on a person.

Jane--Grandpa is doing well as can be. I believe he's bored out of his mind though. He just doesn't have the strenght yet to do what he wants. This weekend he and a friend are driving to Seattle to my uncles to go watch a baseball game. This is something he's been looking forward to. As for the advatar...yeah...same one I had up not too long ago. It was taken only a year ago. And I was MUCH lighter then. So....I'm kind of using that as a goal photo that I have to see each time I log in. :D (even though I want to lose more weight than that)

Ok...I believe I caught up! Imagine that. Now, I need to get my self moving and get ready for work.

You all have a great day!

09-06-2006, 05:18 PM
Sue, wow busy busy. sounds like fun though

Liz, I rode for years. Rode flag detail in a few rodeo grand entry ceremonies even. but time and kids and career changes came along. We are going to be taking my oldest to a saddle club for kids with special needs in the spring {the waiting list is that long, we've been on it for two years} and I can't wait to see her face..

Jane, thought I put my name in my sig. Going to fix that later :) it's judith. You can keep the fat fairy down in your neck of the woods though. I'm sure she'll be in the area next weekend when my AP mom's group has our picnic over in Bloomington. I am considering not even weighing in until the 21st or so after that. Just because it's all natural foods and range raised meats and poultry doesn't keep it from going straight to the hips and tummy, sadly enough :)

Marti, I prefer Judith... TurboJam is/reported here on 3FC as the ultimate minimal-floortime cardio & ab series out there.

had a total binge last night. Stress got the better of me and I had the better part of a medium sized bag of lays with steak sauce dip. Felt horrid about it but today is a new day and I am not going to let one mistake ruin things.

Somebunny hit a skunk on the street out front. Stinks very much bad :( Going to go hide out with a good book while the kids take their after-school nap. BBL

09-06-2006, 06:11 PM
Hiya Chickies!

Going to make this a fast one...spent too much time on other things. Really need to come here first I think so I make sure and get to everyone.

JANE...Jason is fine now, I think. He called me earlier and said he shouldn't have eaten late last night because he felt like his stomach was starting again. They thought it was food poisioning but then not sure. Gave him some medicine and sent him home. He said it feels like the same pain when he had gallstones. I heard from a lot of people that they still have the same pain from him they had them too but they don't have their gallbladder anymore. I told him he needs to go see his physician to see what he says and can do. Glad you had a nice time with they are so much fun.

MARTI...see above about Jason. He is fine for now. He still had some medicine from the ER visit so we'll see. Glad to hear your grandpa is fine and hope you and James had a nice day together.

SASSY...YAY! for the bathing suit fitting! :cp: I haven't gotten in one in a few years. I have been wanting to get a new one and go to the pool here just haven't yet.

JEN...WTG on the five pounds! :carrot: That is a great loss!

JUDITH...we had a skunk in the back one morning. We have a fence but seem to get one every now and then in the field out back. I was headed out to water the lawn about 6 a.m. and smelled it thinking it was close. Well, it was...about 30 feet behind the neighbors fence. I was afraid to go out there and wouldn't let the dog out either. Definitely don't want to get sprayed by one of them, ick!

Hi to everyone else :wave:

Busy day again...went for my walk this morning as usual. Then had to go pay Josh's car payment. Came home for about 15 mns. and went to exercise. I've been getting a good 35-40 mn. workout there the last few days-feels good. Came home and then took Ernie to the park for a walk...that dog loves his walks but tires out really fast. He's going to be 11 this month. Anyway, came home cleaned and then started a load of laundry that just finished and is beeping. So need to go get it in the dryer before it drives me crazy. :crazy: Heck, I'm already crazy...and that was my day in a nut shell. Actually, I need to go work on the dead spot in the back yard and then cook dinner then I can sit and relax.

Take care ladies and I hope everyone is enjoying their day!

09-06-2006, 08:08 PM
Hiya ladies,

I've been updating the birthday thread. Lots of new names to add. :)

Marti - I can see why your grandpa would get frustrating when he doesn't have strength to do what he wants. My fingers lock up, and I can't write very long. Grrrr! So I can just imagine what he's going through. I weigh more than I did last year, too, Marti, and I'm not going to hide it anymore. From now on, I'm going to share my photos here. Anyone who cares about me won't care how big I am, and anyone who does mind it can go to a different thread! How's that for attitude?? :D You really are a lovely lady, whatever size you are. And your DD is just as pretty.

Judith - glad to have another Hoosier here. Are you enjoying the weather we're having? AHHHH, I'm loving it! I see dead skunks on the road, as well as other animals, often since I live in the country. No matter what it is, it makes me sad. I'm a softie. :^: Well, the binge is history, and I'm glad to see you're going to treat it that way, hon.

Cristina - I absolutely love your new avatar!! How appropriate, since your brave son is protecting our nation. Yes, Missy, you'd better start posting here first, lol. Your activity level is shaming me. I'm spending waaaaay too much time doing sit-down work. Or loafing. My foot is acting up again, so I'm doing shorter times on the treadmill, as per the doc's orders. I hope Jason gets his belly troubles figured out. Maybe he's lactose intolerant, or something. Let us know how he is, ok?

Hello to Angie, Norma, Tiffany, Julie, Ifonly, MaryKate, Kathy, Michelle, Nixxie, Liz, Jen, Robin, Sassy, Sue, Alex, Angiepants, and anyone else I may have missed.

I've been taking care of some paperwork. For the life of me, I couldn't find the hotel confirmation for when I'm going to Chicago later this month. You know me - I'm anal about papers and such, so I can't imagine how it got off the desk. Neal lets the DGDs shred papers, and I suspect it's confetti by now, lol. :dizzy: I'm going to have to have a talk with that man, lol. This time, the paper is FILED away in a folder. Btw, Mary can't go with me afterall, so Neal and I will be taking the train up.

All Jaded Ladies - for anyone who missed the thread, some of us are going to do a scrapbook page to exchange with other Jaded Ladies who are interested in exchanging them. Won't you join us? I am not very good at it at all, but think it would be fun. Check out the thread, ok?

09-07-2006, 02:29 AM
Jane- I'm having fun with this weather :) Most of my work is done for this week so I'm taking the kids to the park tomorrow... provided my 7 y/o is feeling better. It's 1:30 and she's still up. I sense someone is not going to be doing the school thing tomorrow. Which will make her first absence and only the second month of school... :(

09-07-2006, 04:24 AM
sorry it has been so long since I checked in. I have been sooooooo busy. I am in the middle of a praktik(internship), plus going to school, plus just the daily life things that I haven't had time for anything.

Feeling better about myself:carrot: only lost 1 kilo(little over 2 pounds) but still, for some reason it shows in how I carry myself.

Have you ever noticed that when you start losing you start doing other things like, taking your makeup off at night, or doing facials, ...things that you normally wouldn't do?

Hope everyone is doing great!

I will try and check in over the weekend.


09-07-2006, 10:01 AM
Hi Ladies,

Judith - I hope your little one is feeling much better today. Fun at the park sounds delightful!

Nixxie - wow, you're a busy gal. Yes, I can totally relate to how losing makes us feel better about ourselves. I know I walk taller, and take better general care of myself when losing. Must be a self-esteem issue, right?

Well, here it is Thursday, and I don't even have my menus made out, much less a grocery list! And since I'm having company on Saturday, I'd better get on the stick! I have my Body, Mind and Spirit meeting later today, and I need to stop by the orchard again for apples. Other than that, not much on the agenda.

What're your plans for the day?

09-07-2006, 02:40 PM
Good afternoon, all.

Marti, My boss is an attorney. The firm we work with is in Washington, D.C., but he practices in VA and MD, as well. He will be VA today.

I have piles of filing and just general office stuff to do, but my heart is not in it. I fiddled around all morning, went to the gym, ate my lunch, and now roving here to use up some more time.

MKAT, I'm sure your daughter will thoroughly enjoy the horses. The place I used to ride had the Maryland Theraputic people come several times a week and use the horses at the barn. Those kids' faces just lit up while riding. They had such a great time.

Jane, If the photos DD and I take on Sunday come out, and she helps me, I will see if I can get some of the photos on the scrapbook page (when it makes its debut)!

DD and I are working ourselves up to have a good time on Sunday and not worry about what the judge will say about our riding - right...... attitude is everything.

A few months ago I took a class on how to knit socks. I know, why knit, when one can go to Target and buy them? I thought the same thing, but the challenge of it all intrigued me. I got through the class, although I believe I was the remedial student of all time. I have now knitted one knee sock with a lace pattern and actually finished it without a hitch. I'm working on the second one now and so far, no problems with it. It's just those four darned double-pointed needles. When I first started, I realized it was a good thing that I wore glasses. I thought for sure I was going to poke my darned eyes out! I bought some more yarn today (online; gotta love that) and am perusing my book o' socks for a new pattern. I am such a glutton for punishment.

Better go now; maybe I'll have the wherewithal to do the work I'm supposed to do. NOT! :dizzy:

09-07-2006, 06:13 PM
Hello ladies and a Happy Thursday to All!

Pretty quiet around here...

Well, I didn't get any exercise in today. Did the grocery shopping, ran to the scarpbook store, the library to return some books, and had a roll a film developed. Trying to get a load of laundry done now while I get some computer time in. Anyway, will go exercise tomorrow and Saturday. I usually take Thursday off anyway just got in the habit of exercising and it seems weird to miss a day.

JANE...I thought the avatar was too cute to pass up. I have been looking for an army one but can't find what I am looking for. Came across this one and thought it was too cute to pass up. Hope you Spirit meeting went well. I would love to find something like that around here. I forgot you were going to Chicago this month, sounds like a great girls get-away! Oops! Just went back and reread that Mary isn't going with you after all. Well, it will be a great couples get-away...something I think me and V need desperately. Seems like every time we plan something, something comes up and we don't go. Going to have to make it a priority I think. And if he cant get away then I think I will just have to, lol!

JUDITH...hope your DD is feeling better today and you guys got to go to the park. We are having some nice, cool weather-it's just too nice to stay indoors, allergies or no allergies. I'll just have to deal with them.

NIXXIE...WTG on the loss!:carrot: I think it is all about the attitude! I think knowing that you have lost gives you a good feeling in general about yourself. I put on a pair of pants I haven't worn in a while and was surprised at how they fit. I haven't lost much weight but the inches are coming off and it's a good feeling when you actually feel and notice it. I know I have been walking tall all day, lol! Sounds like you are one busy lady!

LIZ...I've always wanted to learn how to knit and crochet...just never got around to it. They say it is a big stress reliever so I really should be learning! WTG on the socks, it's a start. Happy riding on Sunday, and what a great attitude to have!

Hi to everyone else wherever you are :wave: Hope you can get in and post soon as we miss you ladies when you don't!

Well, I am going to go look up a couple of things really fast and then go watch Jeopardy and the news before starting dinner. It's just me and DD tonight so we may just go get a sandwich from subway. Normally when it's just me and her we have breakfast-sausage and oatmeal is our fav!

Take care ladies and I hope everyone is having a TERRIFIC Thursday!

09-08-2006, 12:32 AM
Hi Ladies: Just a short note since this is my 5 week anniversary. I have stayed at or below my calorie total but I didn't lose a pound. I weigh exactly the same as last week. I do have a NSV though, I have another 3 1/2 inches off my body for a total of 9 1/2 inches gone. I've been moving more but not enough to explain the inches lost. I guess that's better than a gain on the scale.

Marti: We only have 5 acres and my DH mows it with the riding mower, but the front yard has all my flower beds and rose garden and I won't let him do it. I prefer not to have grass clippings or seed thrown into my beds. Besides, it's good exercise and I love working outside. I just don't do as well in the heat of the summer.

There are so many new ladies. I need to get to know you all better. As Jane has said before, please join us on the scrapbook and journal thread. You might get a kick out of it!

Cristina:I'm so glad to hear about Jason. He is in my nightly prayers.


09-08-2006, 08:26 AM
Morning Ladies.

Thanks for all the great support!

Well this morning was my 1st day to the Y. It depressed me because I couldn't do a whole lot. I walked around the track, tried some machines but they just put me in a lot of pain. I tried the stationary bike that you lean back in, know what I mean? Not the standard ones, and it about killed me.....then there was these two machines that are kind of like the gazelle on tv except not? Anyways. I did what I could, which wasn't much, but like hub says, we just have to keep trying. Monday we have appts to get set up on the computerized nautlaus machines, which I think will help us both a lot.......(or at least I hope) But I did weigh myself in the locker room, BIG mistake. It totally freaked me out when I saw the number and I slide the thing all the way over and jumped off (it was one of those scales like they have at the drs)...........How can a # totally freak out a full grown woman?????? :rolleyes:

I am going to reweigh myself when I go again, just to make sure its right, because I kinda did it in a hurry. lollllllll.

I made it to the car when I totally broke down. :cry: I just felt like such a failure because I couldn't do that much. Then I came home and :cry: some more and now I feel better. I talked to hub and he said, "hey at least we went and walked around a bit, tried out a few machines instead of just coming straight home and crashing on the couch." Which I guess is true.

Also lastnight @ dinner time we ordered chinese. Well I don't know about your Chinese places, but here, they give you A LOT of food! Infact it was so much, it fed 4 people!!!!!!!!!! (no joke!) :o I ate only a teeny tiny bit and then passed it on to the guys at work. (human garbage disposals!) lol. I just think its amazing how big portions are at restaurants!!!!!

Anyways that was my night & morning. I am tired and achy now.................But I did it! and to be honest I didn't want to go at first. I was soooooooo afraid of people going to be staring at me but nobody did! Infact everybody was really nice. Once I got in there and changed and got going, I thought, "hey I'm big, but at least I'm here, trying to do something about it and not sitting on the couch eating." ;)

Well have a great Day!

09-08-2006, 11:48 AM
Good morning, ladies - TGIF!!

Liz - the scrapbook pages we're doing are real ones that we'll be mailing to each other. Won't you join us in this project? I'd love to have a page from every JL. Wow, I'm impressed with your knitting. I tried it once years ago, and instead of relaxing me, it totally stressed me out. Needless to say, I didn't get far, lol. Btw, have fun Sunday, and good luck!!

Cristi - Neal and I are looking forward to going to Chicago. He and I need to do more together, too. You'd think now that he's retired (well, semi-retired) that I'd get tired of seeing him, but he's outside most of the time when he is here. Winter will be a different story. About the meeting, you could start your own at home. I did that before, years ago. I invited some friends over for a bookclub, actually, but we talked about stuff in our lives much more that the books, lol. About pictures, I stopped by the digital picture machine in Walmart yesterday, but there was a line for it, so I'll have to go back.

Norma - a bit YAY for your NSV!! :cp:

Sassy - well, your hubby is right, hon. At least you went, and that's a big step! Now you know what's what, and it will be easier to go back. The one machine you mentioned is called an elliptical bike, or maybe a recumbent bike. Supposed to be easier on your joints. I have one of those scales with the weights, and call it the Iron Monster, lol.

Hello to eveyone else reading this. :wave:

Mary got the results from the twins' cystic fibrosis tests. Neither child has it, thank God. But Makenzie is a carrier. I think the thing she'll have to be careful of is having children with someone else who is a carrier. Mary knows more about it than I do. But I am just so relieved that neither child has it!

Today I'll be making soup for company tomorrow. Sausage bean chowder and Amish chicken noodle. Plus desserts, which we won't go there. :o The company consists of my nephew who's also my Godchild, Ed, plus his family of a sweet wife and 3 DDs, and then also my nephew Joe. He has 2 teens who don't want to come - they have other plans, lol. Well, the one has to work. Anyway, I know we'll have lots of fun, and I'm glad I can get most of the work done today so I'll be less tired tomorrow when they get here.

Have a good Friday, ladies!

09-08-2006, 12:31 PM

Well it's about time don't ya think? :D

This week seemed like one of the LONGEST weeks ever! And I don't know why. that's what turbojam is. Hope your 7yr old feels better. My DD just started school this week. She's been looking forward to it all summer it seems. Just rented her intrument for band class yesterday. She's playing Alto Clarinet. Any of your kids involved in band or choir?

Cristi--It's not his appendix is it? My sister had her gallbladder removed a couple months ago. She told the doctors that she wanted to see it and take it home. What?!:dizzy: But I guess she wanted to make sure there were actually stones in there. I think I would just take the doctors word for it. (silly girl)

Jane--What a nice compliment. I don't feel like I look like a lovely lady, but it's sure nice to hear. What a relief it must be to get the good news about the girls. I'm so happy they both don't have it! Have fun at the company you're making soup for! I've never had sausage bean chowder....sounds good.

Nixxie--Congrats on the 2lbs lost! Losing weight does put a smile on a face. Puts a dance in your step, does a lot. So I can totally relate to losing weight and doing things to make yourself look and feel better. Everytime I get w/in a 10lbs range of my goal weight, I go and get a hair cut.

Liz--Socks seem like they would be difficult to knit. My DD has the knitting ring and makes scarves for family. Even that looks difficult, but I guess is she can do it....I should be able to??:) Hope you join us on the scrapbooking exchange.

Norma--What an amazing NSV!!! I think inches lost make a better impact than weight lost. You're doing amazing! :cp:

Sassy--I agree w/hubby. Just keep going and work on it and you will see a difference as time goes by. And I also think that getting a good cry out is good too. Helps release any stress built up. Just take it easy when you go and you'll be fine! Hugs to you.:hug:

Hello to anyone I may have missed.

I need to get moving. You all have a great day!

09-08-2006, 05:23 PM
Hello ladies... that is a big weight off everyone's shoulders...glad the twins don't have CF! Enjoy your company tomorrow...the soup sounds delicious, both of them! I've not ever had sausage bean chowder either.

MARTI...don't think it is his apendix, the doctor just thought it was gastrointestinal pains since the meds they gave him helped. They didn't take x-rays though but if it happens again I will make sure he tells them to. Eeewww! I had a friend years ago that had her gallstone in a jar, gross! It was nasty but HUGE! She only had the one but I saw my x-rays and I had a bunch about the size of marbles, not the little bitty ones though.

NORMA...thanks! for the prayers for Jason. :thanks: And WTG on your NSV! :carrot: I'm getting it in my head to that losing inches is just as good and losing pounds but darn it I want those scales to go down! I was going to add up my total inches lost since I started IF, just haven't gotten to it yet. Anyway, :bravo:

SASSY... hugs to you! :hug: :hug: I'm sorry you were feeling bad. But went there and you did something and that is a BIG start! So you should be proud of yourself. If you haven't exercised in ages it will take a while to work up to a real good workout. You have to start steps. So try not to get discouraged and just take it one day at a time. :hug:

Hi to everyone else :wave:

I was so lazy today...didn't want to get out of bed this morning. But I did :( I went to the park for my usual 1.5 mile walk then worked out at IF, another good 35 mns. Ran to the store to pick up a couple of things I forgot yesterday. Thought I had potatoes but got home and none! Then got the house straightened and vacuumed and went to the park close to our house to walk Ernie dog. I don't walk at this park because there's really not much of a walk there. There's a sidewalk that goes around the parking lot on both sides and goes down the road on one side a little, otherwise I would kill two birds with one stone. The park I go to for my walk is a measured 3/4 walk around the park so I go there.

Anywho...going to go and do some figuring on my scrapbook page! I agree with you JANE in that it would be nice if everyone did it, or more did. It's always nice putting a face to a name and learning about everyone. And NORMA, thank you for coming up with the idea! I might get some done on it this weekend. First...gotta get some pictures together.

Take care ladies and have a good day!

09-08-2006, 05:47 PM
Hullo JL's :)

Starting to feel like September a little bit...still very warm, but now there's a breeze outside. Fall is my favorite season.

I just wrapped up a 6 week chronic pain management class -- I'll miss going. We did meditation, and talked about pacing ourselves (stopping any particular activity before we are in severe pain, then going back to it after we have rested -- works fine at home, but don't think it will fly at work), and did Tai Chi. I will definitely continue the meditations and Tai Chi; found both to be very helpful. I see the surgeon again on the 15th.

My oldest son, Erik, will be home on leave for a few weeks, flying in Saturday. He'll be spending part of the time with his dad, part of the time with his brother, part of it with friends, and hopefully I'll get to see him a little bit, too. ;) It will be good to see him -- he is getting deployed to Guam in January for a few months.

Cristi, I was wondering about your son -- could it be the water? I can't drink local tap water anywhere we travel, and have to buy bottled water because I can get really sick. Sometimes even ice in a soft drink or iced tea can make me ill.

Sassy, hey, hang in there! It's a start, and it sounds like your hubby is being very supportive. I've been at a plateau forever, but at least I haven't gained back. And going to WW was so much easier with Tim as my buddy.

Nixxie, the Tool concert was AWESOME. Only complaint was that it wasn't long enough -- could have totally done without the opening band. I'm a huge Perfect Circle fan, and am gaining a much greater appreciation for Tool. Did you know the title cut of 10,000 Days is about Maynard's mom? She was paralyzed and in a wheelchair for something like 26 or 27 years -- about 10,000 days. The APC song "Judith" is about her, too. How did you meet Reznor? I've heard that he can be an egotistical pill -- and he was a jerk at the September 2005 show here, got snotty with the crowd because he thought we weren't hyped enough, or something. Show was still great though :D

Jane, I'm so glad to hear the twins are ok! Mackenzie will just need to make sure that her husband-to-be gets genetic testing when she is old enough to be thinking about that. But you know...that's years away. They may have a cure for CF by then, or be able to guarantee her children won't get it, who knows? Miracles of medicine, you know... I agree with Marti, the soup sounds wonderful...wish I could drop by and have you feed me, too! :hun: I've never had sausage bean chowder either, but I bet it's great. I make a potato-corn chowder -- sounds kind of weird, but I got the recipe from an old friend and it is soooo good :T

Well, I've got to go unload the car. I went to Target to buy hanging file folders and they were having a *gulp* CLEARANCE SALE. :fr: I bought too much stuff, and need to find places to put it all, ack! Hi to everyone else...see you soon!

09-08-2006, 05:49 PM
Just a real quickie here, but I just wanted to say Thanks a lot for all the support. I feel much better today and I'm amped to go back to the Y. I know I cannot expect myself to go and workout like Jane Fonda. I am just glad that I am taking the steps to lose weight and not sit on my duff and complain about it! My hub is a very good supporter, along with you fine ladies.............I'm so glad I have such wonderful wonderful people in my life to help me along!

Gotta run!


09-08-2006, 06:11 PM
Just a quickie before I get knocked off the net!!

HI!! and I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

09-08-2006, 10:13 PM
Every time I think my son with Epilepsy seizures are under control- he has another one that puts him down for at least two full days. :(

We were just to Dr. Chugani's in Detroit. He is a world-reknowned Dr. who has been studying Epilepsy for years. He assured us that my son WAS NOT having break-through seizures- that his medication was controlling them and that what he had was some form of Chorea. My husband and I both found this strange that he could be so positive about this, considering the fact that my son has been sufferring from chronic Epilepsy with Grand Mal seizures for almost 10 months now. :?: Anyways, we decided to put our faith in Dr. Chugani because my husband and I are not Doctors. I should have known it was too good to be true. My son had two destinct Grand Mals Wednesday at 5:00 in the morning. I'm not sure if he had more because he was out after the second one. He woke up Thursday around eight at night. He had been sleeping the entire time. Thank God he has a feeding tube that allows me to get him his meds. and nutrition through it.

I don't mean to drone on and on about my son but I find that every set back he has causes the voice of fatness to well up inside me and it says EAT, EAT, EAT it away. It makes me sad that I can't control what is happening to my son- but I am finding it hard to fight the voice of fatness too. I am holding on. My husband did get me a donut yesterday and said " You've been doing so well Babe- you deserve this" He said he wasn't trying to sabatoge me, but he thought that a treat of one donut would be alright.

I ate the donut. It was good too. It calmed the fat voice,but made me feel a little guilty as well. I wish I knew why I use food as a crutch- why I have such an addictive personality. I try to love myself and tell myself that I am a good person, but I can't help but feel like a failure that I let myself get to this point.

We have two appointments in Detroit for my Piglet this coming up week. One for Genetic testing and one with another Neurologist. Hopefully something will come of it- but I'm not holding my breath. When my husband gets home I will ride the bike for 45 minutes, and I think I will eat soup and a turkey sandwich tonight for dinner.

I am grateful that I can journal here and not be judged. These past three days have been really hard for me, but I made it- 1 hour at a time.
Thanks for reading..

09-09-2006, 12:41 AM
Hi ladies,:wave:

Jen - you first. A big hug for you! ----> :hug: One thing you'll find about the Jaded Ladies is that when one of us needs help, the others all rally around her. And we'll be here for you as often as you need us, ok? I can totally relate about stress eating. When I first heard about the twins maybe having CF, I immediately began to eat. Sometimes I can control this, and sometimes I just cannot. Anyway, I'm sorry about your son, and I hope you get answers soon. Let us know what the docs say, ok?

Robin - thank you so much for the birthday card! It made my day, and is on the fireplace mantel where it will stay until after my birthday. I hope to see you posting again real soon. Tell us how the mini-vacation was.

Marti - yikes, to me the week just zipped by! I think it's because Monday was a holiday, so I've been off a day ever since, lol.

Cristi - I'm trying to work out a layout for my scrapbook pages, too. Plus, I need to get a current picture taken, and make copies. There's just too many choices for design, lol.

Mary Kate - so good to see you! No, I doubt that the office will let you rest your hands and wrists very often, darn it. How much longer can you get workman's comp? Hope you'll get to see Erik quite a bit, and have fun with him while he's home. Oh Katie, I make a potato and corn chowder too, and agree it's waaaaaay yummy! What I really like, is some bacon crumbled on top, but gave that up a long time ago. <sigh> Hey, won't you consider going in on the scrapbook thing? We'd love for you to!

Sassy - aww, so glad you're feeling better about the Y, hon. And double glad to see the word Fonda in your post, lol. For a split second, I was worried that I had led you to believe I'm an exercise bunny, hahahaha!!!

Julie - have a good weekend, and pop back in when you have more time.

Once more - an invitation to all Jaded Ladies to please join in our scrapbook page exchange. When we're getting them in the mail, and ohhing and ahhing about them, you'll wish you joined us, won't you??? :D

Tomorrow all I have to do for company is swiffer and clean the baths. YAY! I got the soup made, and the desserts. I have lean shaved ham and colby-jack cheese and pickles, too, with whole grain bread. The soup smelled so good and I thought I was going to have to tangle with Neal to keep him away from it, lol. :dizzy:

Have a good weekend, all who read this. :hug:

09-09-2006, 02:42 AM
Sassy: I'm sorry you had a tough time at the Y. I am having trouble with the exercise too. I know how depressing it is when we know how easily we used to do all this stuff and more. At least you are trying. So many quit when they are faced with these challenges.

Jane:I was so happy to hear the good news about the twins. I'm sure it's like a heavy weight was lifted off your shoulders. Have fun with your get together. Menu sounds good.

Cristina: I hope by the time you read this that Jason's health is better. You said the meds were working. Did they ever find the cause?

Marti:You sound like you are always on the run. I don't know if I ever caugh what keeps you running? How's the yoga going?

Mary Kate:I was interested in your meditation and pain relief. I have alot of pain from either arthritis, poorly healed tendon, and an old injury to my back. Is it something anyone can do?

Jen:I'm glad you're able to share and vent your frustrations. I applaud you on your strength to try and lose weight when you have such tremendous stress in your daily life. I wish you and your family the best.

Hello to all Jaded Ladies. I hope all is well with you. I've had some emotional issues with a few tears over the lack of movement on my scales part, knowing I was doing my part. Things are better today since I finally showed a little loss. How a grown woman can be controlled by something run with a $2.00 battery is beyond me! I can't wait until my new scale arrives!

09-09-2006, 08:56 AM
Morning Ladies! :coffee:

Well we sold the truck this morning. Got $500 for it! :D We are going to stick that in a savings account. ;) Some guy that is a friend of our next door neighbor bought it. He works at a place where they make auto parts, so he is perfect for it. (Truck needs some fixing up) So he is planning on fixing it up and all, so I feel good about it.

Today I just feel blechy. I ate breakfast but I think I should have just had a small glass of milk and called it a day. Seems like I just can't eat that much anymore, which is a good thing! I did "splurge" lastnight for my "lunch" and eat an order of fries with my sandwich.

Again thanks for the support and all, sorry I didn't get around to indiv. yet. Just haven't had the time or energy. Well folks I'm off to bed, so have a Great Day and a Wonderful Weekend!!!!!!!!!!


09-09-2006, 03:22 PM
Just poppin in quickly to say Hello!

It's Jhanai weekend so I'll busy most of the weekend. But will pop in if time allows. Right now we have some grocery shopping to do.....just getting her dressed and out the door is another story!:dizzy:

Chat w/you gals later!

09-09-2006, 04:50 PM
Hi ladies,

I am sorry I am not replying to anyone's message. My time is limited on here today. I am tired from staying up all night with my 1 year old. My DH took him to the ER at 0200 or so and didn't get to come home until 0600. He had to have blood taken and urine, from a catheter (sp). His temp was 104.1 I believe. I couldn't get it down. the Dr. says it's a viral infection. Anyway, I couldn't go with them to the ER because I had 3 more at home sleeping and didn't want to get them up.

All that to say, I was up all night, concerned about DS. He got a fever later in the evening (for those who don't know I'm in Germany). I gave him some tylenol and he went to sleep, but he is whiney and doesn't want to eat or drink anything. I'm not concerned about the eating but the drinking is important, we have to trick him.

So, here's what I found out. High stress and worry makes me want chocolat and sugary stuff. I did a terrible thing and ate some frosting from the container. I didn't eat the whole thing, though I wanted to, but I did eat a couple of tblsp. Then, because I didn't want to keep doing that, I tried to eat some pretzel sticks instead, no dice. I kept trying to find something to eat. AAARRRGH!! I am certain I have ruined everything I did in the week. Back at ground zero:(.

I just wanted to confess, I've heard it's good for the soul. I did get to go to the library today and borrowed a couple of books on healthy eating and one called "You are NOT what you weigh" by Lisa Bevere. I will let you know if it is any good.

thanks for your listening eyes. I hope to repay you with mine.


09-09-2006, 06:56 PM
Hello ladies...

Seems a lot need lots of HUGS today., been there, done that...just last Friday night. The emergency room is the pits. Of course my baby is 26, lol! Hope your little one gets to feeling better soon. :hug: :hug: I think I have heard of the book and if I remember correctly I heard it was good. I think the title says it all. We are NOT what we weigh for sure.

JEN...lots of (((((HUGS))))) to you and yours. :hug: :hug: :hug: You know, not meaning to compare it to your son but our doggy for the longest time had seizures and watching him and being helpless was just horrible and that was with a dog. I couldn't even imagine in my life what it would be like to see your child going through it. My heart goes out to you and yours and I too applaud your strength. I can totally relate to the stress eating also, ugh! With my DS being deployed the stress is mounting...but working out really helps with not thinking about him or food.

NORMA...hugs to you also! :hug: :hug: I know what you mean about those darn scales! There have been times where I wanted to throw them out the window. It kills me when I know I have worked my butt off and ate right and nothing...the scales are the same. But I am to a point where I KNOW I am working out and feeling better about myself, plus the inches are coming off so I know I am doing something good. Plus I have so much energy so I try to tell myself it doesn't matter what those scales say-key word...try. It doesn't always work though, lol. You just gotta keep on going missy! glad to see you dropping in to say HI! I wonder about you and how you are and what's up with you and the family. Miss hearing about your DD. Hope all is well with her and she is loving her new place.

JANE...I made another trip to the scrapbook store, a different one this time. The other day I went to the one that just opened in our little town. And let me tell ya, it was little. I did find some stuff though. But this one today is the big one I used to work at. Well, actually, they moved to a bigger place so it's not the actual store I worked at, lol. Now I just need to get a plan going. Hope you enjoy your dinner and company today!

MARTI...enjoy your weekend with Jhanai!

MARYKATE...sounds like the class helped you out which is good.Now if you can get the job to abide and let you rest when you've done too much. Hope you get to spend some quality time with Eric. When Josh was home he actually did want to spend time with me, lol. Of course he made his rounds to his friends and his old job. About the water...not sure, guess it could have been. For the most part we drink bottled water, I say most part because when he is at work or school he does drink sodas with ice so who knows. I always drink bottled water though...never have been able to take the faucet water.

SASSY...glad you guys got the truck sold, nothing like having extra money in the bank! So will you guys get a new car now? Can't remember what was going on with that, whether you guys got one or not.

Hope i didn't miss anyone, I try not to but sometimes it does happen. HI to everyone else :wave:

Not much going on today. I went to exercise and then to the scrapbook store. Then cleaned house and I swear I have spent 3 hours on this computer. Was messing with uploading and downloading pictures. Can't believe how goofy I am sometimes. If I would have gotten the CD's offered when I have my film developed I would have saved lots of time getting pictures online *slaps forehead* :dizzy: You live and learn.

Take care ladies and I hope you have a good weekend!

09-09-2006, 11:17 PM
Jane- I hope you are enjoying your company. The dinner sounded great, especially the soups. Yum! Good news about the twins. Whew! I could feel your relief and I am sure everyone else in the family felt the same. We are going to have cooler weather this next week, are you ready for it?

Cristina- Loved the pictures of the pergola and V doing the landscaping. Can you hire him out? LOL...we have so much of that coming up and neither of us has much of a green thumb. I am about like you right now. I know I am doing well exercise and food wise, and feel good about it. Even if the scales don't move.

Marti- Hope you and sweet Jhanai are having a good week-end and enjoying each others company. HAve fun!

Sassy- Good deal on selling the truck. That leaves you one car right? Did you decide to buy a new one? Hey, just hang in there at the Y. I feel like every little bit you do just starts adding to your stamina. Soon you will be amazing yourself!

Mary Kate- Cool that Erik is coming home. I bet you will get to spend time with him and make new memories for when he is gone again. Interesting reading about the pain management with meditation. We probably all should use meditation even as a stress reliever. There are several of us on here who stress eat and maybe meditation would help. What do you think? Good luck at the surgeon.

Norma- Oh those dreaded scales. You do know about that stinker "fat" fairy don't you? She is not a welcome visitor!

Jen- I also hope you get answers about your son. I agree with your hubby, you deserved a donut. I know..I know, makes you feel guilty, but you are not superwoman and can't expect yourself to handle all that you are going through without a little slip once in awhile. Now that it is done tell hubby next time to bring you a 100 calorie snack pack of cookies. He will feel like he is doing something nice for you and you will not need to feel guilty! It's a win win. (and he is a sweetie to notice how much you do)

Tiffany- Wow..I hope your little one is feeling much better and able to take fluids. Yes, stress = eating for me too. I hope you got over that. Hint for next time: Go ahead with a small amount of the frosting and use it to dip the pretzels in. Satisfying your sweet tooth and more filling. And come here to talk to us any time.

Julie- Ya'll come back...we miss hearing about you and yours. day started out just like last Sat. DH and I drove about 30 minutes away to pick up a load of lumber, loaded his truck and drove back to stack it in our new garage. Then we went back for a second load. I have to say the un-loading was hard on my back, bending over to stack each piece. ugh! But if I am lucky, as I was last week, my back won't hurt tomorrow.
Once that job was complete we worked on hanging a mirror in the new master bathroom while the landscaper was doing the grading of the yard. He hopes to sow the grass seed tomorrow so it will be in before the rain that is coming the first of the week. Yay! A green yard instead of mud!
Would you believe the cabinet man did not come back yet? Grrrr. But, on a happier note that allowed time for just about everything else to be done and once the cman does come back we will be finished! They even washed windows and cleaned the ceiling cool. I love, love, love my new appliances. (except when DH said that I now should be a gourmet cook in that kitchen...) It is a lovely kitchen and I countered his remark by telling him I wasn't going to dirty up that masterpiece by cooking in it, what WAS he thinking? him good!
Have done well this week, with exercise and food. Someone mentioned how you act different when you are losing weight. I can so relate and I haven't lost much, just feel better. I stand straighter and actually feel taller...don't try to cover myself up I guess. And I find myself buying more girlie things..nail polish and new make-up. How crazy is that? If I lost 20 pounds I would probably go bonkers!

Alright, I wasn't here much and now that I am I go completely gabby! Sorry.

09-09-2006, 11:43 PM
I read back and noticed it was Nixxie who made the comment about things you do when you lose weight, like facials, etc. So true Nixxie. If I didn't welcome you earlier allow me to do so now.

Also a shout out to Liz and hope you had good luck today riding. Socks, you knit socks? How cool is that. I used to have quite a sock collection, but have gotten away from that. My Dr. used to get a kick out of my wearing Christmas or HAlloween or whatever holiday socks...and I wore them purposly so when I put my feet in the stirrups he couldn't miss the crazy socks. Kinda broke the ice of an awkward situation don't ya

And Judith..didn't mean to overlook you. Hope you have no more skunks. And hey, yes, another Hoosier.

Welcome to all newbies or anyone lurking and thinking about jumping in here. Come on in!

See why my name is suetalks....

09-10-2006, 05:44 AM
Morning all.

Thanks for all the kind words and support. :hug: Yes now we are down to one car. We have decided to wait for now on buying a new car, just to be sure we both have jobs and all that. So MAYBE by the 1st of the yr. we might buy a new one. In the mean time we plan on paying off some bills and saving, saving, saving!

I hope you all have a Wonderful Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll write in more on my days off. ;)

09-10-2006, 10:36 PM
I donít personally know anyone who was affected by 9/11 - but I know that it must live in the hearts of all of us in some way, shape, or form. I remember watching the second plane fly into the towers on CNN, as it actually happened, and I immediately thought ĎI hope they donít fall.í I never thought they actually would. Completely surreal. I was glued to the T.V. for days and days. Same thing with Katrina.

When things like this happen, my first reaction is to try to make sense of it. When that goes to ****, I get angry and start asking why?:?: There really is no why sometimes. All we can do is count our blessings every day that we have on this earth. There is always something, at least one thing we can look to- to be grateful for--ALWAYS. Even when it feels like it canít get any worse, most of the time I like to think that IT COULD BE.

Remember the people of 9/11 and Katrina and all of the historical events where scores have died, only to make a mark on this world. Remember to be thankful for even the littlest things. We are all lucky for what we DO have- and itís sometimes extremely hard to remember that. For all those of 9/11 who lost their lives-even though you canít read this, hopefully you can feel my sorrow for what youíve had to go through- Godspeed.

09-10-2006, 11:26 PM
Hi ladies,

Norma - yay for the loss, however little it is, it's still a loss. :yes: They all add up!

Sassy - glad you sold the truck. And it sounds like the guy who bought it is perfect for it.

Marti - hope you had fun with Jhanai this weekend.

Tiffany - is your little one better today? I've never heard of Lisa Bevere, but if you have read the "What IS a Jaded Lady, anyway?" thread, I think it's mentioned there that the Jaded Ladies philosophy is "what you weigh is NOT who you are." What a coincidence!

Jen - 9/11 of 2001 made me very thankful for my life, and for my family. It brought us all closer, as a nation, don't you think so? I like what you said.

Cristi - thanks for sharing the pictures! The pergola is very nice - V did a good job. Your yard looks very comfortable. Thank you so very much for the birthday card! That was so sweet of you.

Sue - uh-oh, now you're gonna have to cook since you have a new kitchen, lol. The "new" hasn't worn off mine yet, so I still like to be in there. Well, and all the other rooms, too. But especially the porches.

Angie - thank you for the birthday card, and since I can't be here in the morning, let me say:

:cp::carrot: :balloons: Happy Birthday, Angie!!! :balloons: :carrot: :cp:Hope you have a great day!

Hello to anyone else reading this. :wave:

I had a blast with my nephews, and the gang. Then I got to bed late, and Mary called at 3 am with a scare about Makenzie. She was having trouble breathing, but it turned out it was due to a cold, not allergies. I rocked the little one until she was all calmed down, and just about asleep. With Dale still in Mississippi, I'm ever so glad that Mary and the girls are close by.

Tomorrow my sisters will be here during the day, and then the kids and grandkids will be here at supper time. Katie has made a cake and it smells delicious!

Hope you have had a good weekend! :hug:

09-11-2006, 05:45 AM
Hello all,

Thank you for your concerns and support. Ben (baby) is doing wonderfully. He only got one more fever during the weekend and that was it. The fever was easily dealt with too.

I will have to post more later. I am not even suppose to be on here. LOL

09-11-2006, 07:53 AM
Morning all.

Hope you all had a great weekend. Off to bed now, have to get up early today to get some errands done before heading to the Gym later today! We are getting set up on the computerized nautilus (sp??) machines. ;)

So have a good Monday ya'all! ;)


Cafe Ole
09-11-2006, 10:25 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANE!!!:woo: :balloons: :balloons::woo:

Cafe Ole
09-11-2006, 10:26 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGIE:balloons: :balloons: :woo: :woo:

Cafe Ole
09-11-2006, 10:31 AM
GOOD MORNING JANE, MICHELLE, KATIE, CRISTINA, SUE, ALEX, MARTI, NORMA, MKAT & NORMA! :coffee2: (hopefully I didn't miss anyone & if we have anyone new HI & WELCOME - sorry I have to catch up :) )

oK SORRY All! The vacation was AWESOME! So awesome we bought the spot so I get it now from Apr 1 - Nov 1 starting next year and I am still staying there the whole month of July. WHOOHOO

I get back & the internet works when it wants to and most of the time it seemed to be on strike. It was a mess here and I am sorry that I am just starting fresh again today as there were a million posts I am sure I missed.

All is good, the dd are liking school and the oldest tries out for CAST (that is the Capital Area Swim Team) the Coach called & they want to see her tonight so they must think she is good eh? We find out later. :)

:hug: :hug: :hug:

09-11-2006, 11:21 AM
:hb: :hat: :woo: :cb: :gift: :dancer: :balloons: Happy Birthday Jane and Angie!!!!! :balloons: :dancer: :gift: :cb: :woo: :hat: :hb:

09-11-2006, 12:08 PM
:hb: :gift: :woo: :hug: Happy Birthday Jane & Angie!! :hb: :gift: :woo: :hug:

09-11-2006, 12:38 PM
Just a quick post for now. I need to wash my car window before work! Nasty bugs.

Just wanted to pop in say hello and start the next challenge thread. And to wish Happy Birthday to the Birthday girls!! I go, will chat later on tonight if the computer is available!

Hugs to all.

09-11-2006, 01:47 PM
Hello ladies...

JEN...I think your post was beautiful.

SUE...I think I too would go bonkers if I lost 20 lbs. Shoot, I would probably go bonkers right now if I lost ONE! YAY for your house almost being done! I can tell by your post you are very excited and I am happy for you and your hubby!

TIFFANY...glad to hear little Ben is feeling better! I just hate to see the little ones feeling bad.

ROBIN...thought maybe you were having such a great time that you weren't coming back! Glad you guys enjoyed your mini-vacation and you are back.

JANE...glad it was just a cold for the little one and not anything more serious. And a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! hope your day is special. :hb: :gift: :hat: :woo:

Hi to everyone else :wave:

Nothing much planned for today...not going to IF, just too frustrated with it. But I am going to go mow the yard to work out some of my frustrations, hopefully. Get some laundry done and vacuum and that's about all I have planned for the day.

Not sure if I will join in on the challenge thread ladies. Tomorrow is a new day and I may feel differently tomorrow, but today just not in the mood for a challenge. And about tomorrow...V and I are headed to the State Fair for the day so I won't be here. May check back later this evening and post some, we'll see.

Take care and I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

09-11-2006, 05:13 PM
I've been attempting a post since 1:30, so I gave up on a long one.


Too much work to do.

Tomorrow update on horse show!

And answers to questions.

09-11-2006, 08:53 PM
Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girls. :woo:

Went to the Y got instructed on the Computerized Nautilus machines. I lifted a total of 910 lbs. :lifter: (it totals up how much you have lifted and tells you at the end) Of course it doesn't even compare to hub's 6500 total lbs lifted!!! :o But I am not a man and he is a lot bigger than me. I think I would impress anybody to lift that much total! lolllllll

Then I did some on the cardio machines, :woops: then walked inside, then we walked outside on the nature trail, :running: it is really cool! HUGE though, we couldn't do it all. We went inside and hub asked how long the trail is and they said I think 1 mile and half or maybe more, but they figured we did about 1/2 mile. So that isn't a bad start. :carrot: I could have gone on, but my back was beginning to really hurt so hub was concerned that I was over-doing it and we turned around and came back.

Then I came home and took a bath and now I'm not doing nothing! :p Not too worried about cleaning that much since we did so much last week. Maybe just some tidying tomorrow.

Have a Good day and hope I didn't BORE anybody.

*In Memory of 9/11*

"We'll never forget"

09-11-2006, 10:49 PM
Hi ladies,

Thank you to everyone for the birthday greetings here. It means a lot!!

Robin - did you buy a time share? Is this a condo, or vacation home? Anyway, it sounds just wonderful!

Tiffany - glad Ben is better.

Sassy - sounds like you had a great workout! You're so lucky your DH is doing this with you.

Cristi - aww, I'm sorry the scales is being uncooperative. I know you're losing inches, and that's what's important. The scales can be so erratic, going up a few pounds if you just eat Chinese or anything salty. I don't know what to say about Josh, except that the odds are in your favor that he's ok. That probably doesn't help much. He'll call soon - just wait and see. In the meantime, I hope you and Vince have a great time at the fair tomorrow.

Hello also to Marti, Liz, and anyone else reading this.

I have been totally spoiled today. Neal made breakfast for me, and Katie cooked dinner. The kids and DGDs were here, and my sisters stopped by, too. I got cards and gifts galore, and Katie made a chocolate cake. Mmmmmm!! And Mary pulled my ears. (family tradition) I've had time, though, to reflect on those who lost their lives 5 years ago, and on the soldiers who are protecting us today. I won't ever forget that. But in the meantime, I've had a wonderful birthday. Thanks again for all the good wishes. :hug:

Have a good evening!

09-12-2006, 09:02 AM
Hej Ladies!!

I am so far behind on reading...sorry:( been REALLY busy with a praktik(internship) and school that I really haven't had a chance to get on here and look at things. Also been so busy that I haven't really been watching what I have been eating...*baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad girl!!!* but I have been trying to be good. I don't think I will be able to really breathe until the end of september!

Hope you all are well! Congrats to everyone! Keep up the good work and I will see you all when..hmm...yeah.....I don't have any homework........yeah....

*grumble...I don't like not being able to surf the web!*


Cafe Ole
09-12-2006, 09:24 AM

I NEED COFFEE! :coffee:

My dd made the CAST TEAM! (Capital Area Swim Team) - she rocks in the pool! Now we swim every night (YIKES) but it will be so good for her.

This weekend (F-Sun) is our last outing & then we have to put the 5th wheel away - very sad (I hate winter :) ) Summer went by way too fast!

Cristina... I wish I could live up there! The jobs & pay just aren't there or I think we would seriously consider it LOL. Actually I get in a grumpy mood whenever we have to leave there so my dh bought the spot for me! I know I am a spoiled brat LOL

Sassy... Cool on your trip to the Y - that is awesome how much you lifted! YOU GO GIRL! :carrot: :carrot:

Jane.. It is an RV Park. They have some seasonals but the list is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long we might get in when the girls are in college (like 10 years LOL). But a spot for long term opened up so we nabbed it. We will be just like a seasonal but we have to pay more (of course). I can plant flowers there or do whatever as long as it isn't gawdy as this rv park is a top class place and so family oriented it is crazy (you know some where you just look and say oh my gosh that is bad) - but the spot is mine as long as I want it (ok as long as I pay for it) until a seasonal opens with my name on it. The good thing is we don't have to keep hauling the 5th wheel everywhere with these gas prices - we can just take it up there, hook up & leave it there until we ever leave the place or if we still want it barn stored for winter.

Sounds like you had an awesome birthday! Ok what's up with the ear pulling? ouchy

Hello to everyone & sorry I didn't get to everyone but :hug: :hug: :hug:

09-12-2006, 01:21 PM
Hello gals, to much to catch up on to do individuals. But hello to you all!

Yesterday was one heck of a day at work. Had to sit through an exercise, then got news they hired a gal for the morning shift that was open.......she hasn't even been there 6mos yet and there were more qualified people who have been there longer who didn't get it. Gave me a new view of how this company works. Very disappointed.

Yes...I'm blubbering on w/things that make no sense to anyone, but I feel better for getting it off my chest!:D

It's only Tuesday and I wish the weekend was here already. I have a poor attitude lately and I know that is affecting my thinking when it comes to diet and exercise.

**sigh** Thanks for letting me gripe. I needed to get it out of my system. Hopefully now I can just put a smile on my face and think of other things besides work.

Hugs to all!!:hug: :hug:

09-12-2006, 02:08 PM
Jane:Happy Belated Birthday!!!!!! I'm sorry, I guess I should have checked the profiles to see when everyone's birthday was. Sounds like you had a good time with food, family and friends.

Angie:Happy Belated Birthday!!!!! I hope your birthday was a good one!

Marti: I'm with you and the slump you're in. I don't have on the job frustrations (I don't work) but the lack of evidence on the scale has really gotten to me. Maybe it's a phase of the moon. Perk up girl. If too many of us get down we won't be able to help each other. It'll be like quicksand. Grabbing others when they try to help.

Cristina: I hope you hear from Josh soon. I'm sure he's fine, just busy. I hope you get over the scale blues. My old scale days are numbered.

Hi Sue, Nexxie, Tiffany, Sassy, and all!

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!! My new Health-o-meter Professional Doctors Scale arrived today!!!!! Better News!!!! My old rotten, filthy, mean, evil, demon seed scale was off by only 1 pound!!!! I weigh 1 less pound on the new one!!!!! Yea!!!!!! Can you tell I'm a little happy? I was sweating bullets before I got on the new one. I weighed 260 1/4. Considering that I was dressed and had already had breakfast, that is a terrific reading, at least for me! Love you guys. I'm a happy camper. This is a great day. I feel G-R-E-A-T!!!!!!
Tickled pink in Arkansas

09-12-2006, 04:39 PM
Good Afternoon, All.

Marti, Socks do take some getting used to. I wonder why I do it sometimes, but it takes so much concentration that all my cares and woes are far away from my mind. I do like to watch the item/sock grow and feel quite accomplished when it is finished.

Jane, If knitting stresses you, maybe you should find another hobby! This is just (k)not the the thing for you. heh heh

Cristina, I would suggest you start with a very simple, small project, like an afghan or something that just goes back and forth.

DD and I had a good show on Sunday. DD and her horse, Spencer, did very well for their first show. DD has shown before, but Spencer has not. He was not the "perfect" horse, but his score was very decent.

My rides were okay, and the judge was correct in all her critique of me. Yes, I did not use all the corners in the ring, and yes, I was in a hurry to get my canter circle over with. But, all in all, it was a good ride. I definitely have more to learn at my next lesson. It is never ending, and I will be learning to ride properly for the rest of my life. And, that is the reason I am broke.

DD has been at her job for 10 months now, and she was told a few weeks ago that she was eligible for a promotion. She was very excited, had to take an assessment test and then had a meeting with her immediate supervisor today. He told her that she is eligible to go on the interview for the manager position, but.......(and after she was told the interview would be imminent) the interview may not come until the end of the year. She is very disappointed since the hype about the new position was very positive. I told her at least she's in the running now, but still her bubble has burst. Life is not fair, is it?

How fair is this? My DH always makes dinner since I get home so late (7;00 p.m. if not later, depending on the train and how many times it breaks down, but don't get me started on that story). He called to say he got some fishsticks (sounds icky, but they were fairly good) and Stouffer's macaroni cheese for dinner! What a WW catastrophe! :eek: I had 1/4 cup of the macaroni cheese and 1 fishstick and a salad. The macaroni cheese was 2 points, the fishstick was 3 and the salad was 2 because of my light Ranch dressing. Yikes! I almost fell on the floor when I saw that the macaroni was 8 points for 1 cup and 6 points for 2 fishsticks. Man, it took sheer will power to eat that meal. :whoo: Fortunately, I had a very large salad.

Tonight he is making pizza, but I can control what I put on it and how big a slice I get. Man, it is difficult sometimes when the "other" half is not watching his weight, which he should be doing, but.......

09-12-2006, 07:01 PM
Evening Ladies.

Not such a great day here. I am very very achy today from yesterday's workout and hub and I had a "Spat". Nothing serious, you know just your ordinary stuff........

I think we're going to the Y in the morning, but I'm not sure what I should do if I'm still achy? Any ideas?

Well I hope your day has gone better than mine has so far.


09-13-2006, 12:07 AM
Sassy: We don't have a Y anywhere near me so I don't know what they offer. Do they have a pool? If so you can get alot of movement but not too much stress on your poor sore muscles. Maybe a stretching class or something with slow movements to warm your muscles but not strain them. I hope things get back to normal with your hubby. I'm a stress eater and that would be a diet killer for me. Soaking in a hot tub is great for sore muscles. Doctors always say moist heat. I love aroma therapy candles and soaking in very warm water. No matter what the problem, everything melts. I hope any of this helps.

09-13-2006, 04:52 AM
Hey ya Norma.......

Thanks for the advice..............I was thinking about getting in the pool, but my monthly friend is here and I don't have any tampons. Maybe they sell them in the lockeroom at the Y like they do in other bathrooms? I will check it out and see. I figure I will just go and see what I can do. At least I am going and not sitting on my duff, right? :D

I took a nice hot bath Monday night when we came home from our workout and it did help a bunch so maybe when we get home this morning after our workouts I will take one then too. We did skip a day (yesterday--Tues) since I was very achy. But I think that was okay. I'm not quite as achy as I was yesterday............

Well have a wonderful day, Norma, and everybody!!!!!! :hug:

09-13-2006, 09:32 AM
See you at #212! :)