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10-04-2006, 12:47 PM
Welcome to the home of the most fabulous Floozies anywhere on the web!!!

We're a great group of ladies (men are Always welcome) who are here to offer support and an "ear" in a light-hearted (most of the time :) ), caring (ALL of the time!!!) atmosphere. Whether you need a :hug:, a :crossed: or a :coach: and :kickbutt: you've found the right place to get it!

As moderator, I've been a bit slack lately, so in this thread opener I want to say :welcome: to Vogue, Allison and Nancy!!!!!!! We're glad to have you in our group!

Any other newbies/lurkers--come on in for some good :gossip:

10-04-2006, 12:55 PM
As you all noticed, I didn't post a poll on this thread, BUT!!!, I do have a question for you all to think about (I'm very interested!):

If you could have an endless supply of any three things what would the three things be?

For example, my three things would be dry cat food, cat litter and yarn (of whatever variety I needed at the time).

The reasons:

Dry cat food--I have 9 outside cats. I feel as though I buy cat food everytime I turn around!!! I wish I could just have a new bag standing and waiting whenever the old one was empty!

Cat litter--I swear, even though a bag last through, like, four litter-box changes, I feel like I ALWAYS run out at the WORST times!! Same as the cat food--I wish it would just replenish itself!!

Yarn--I'm always working on "some" project (some of them never get finished, but hey!, I work on them!!). I wish I could just think of the yarn I'd like to have and---POOF!!---enough of it to complete a project would appear.

So, what are the three things you'd like to have in endless supply? Feel free to get philosophical (who couldn't live w/o and endless supply of time, right?), but gimme at least one or two "hard" items!

10-04-2006, 12:56 PM
Sheesh--do I sound like an English m'arm, or what?

10-04-2006, 01:30 PM
Oh, my goodness! An endless supply of three things? I'm guessing that money can't be one of those things, either (like time!:p ) ?!?!? LOL

1. Good books to read. I love to read and I just hate it when I finish a book and don't have a new one to pick up and read.
2. Gas. I hate having to stop and fill up. It's just so darn inconvenient.
3. Friends. We always need someone to talk to.

10-04-2006, 01:32 PM
Note to Nancy--I try to stay at about 1200-1300 calories per day in order to lose weight. I'm sure there are days that I go above that (like yesterday! LOL) but that's only about once every 2 or 3 weeks that I really go overboard (but those seafood enchiladas were just yelling for me!!!)

10-04-2006, 04:39 PM
HHHMMMMMM.....Money was going to be number 1!!!

1. Groceries, including fresh fruits/veggies( I despise grocery shopping)
2. Toilet paper (We are always running low!)
3. Dog Food (Like Cheryl, always on my shopping list)

10-04-2006, 07:53 PM
BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!

I tried on my " goal" jeans and I think you know the end to this story!!!! Gasp!!! I couldnt even button them 2 weeks ago and now I can button them!!! I still look fat in them but its a huge acheivement for me to even be able to button them!!!!

I measured myself ...Lost 4 inches !!!!

Need to lose 5 more to fit in a good way in them babys but I Lost!!!! Omg I am on a huge high right now!!! No one ...No one can bring me down!!!!!!!

10-04-2006, 09:37 PM
CONGRATS VOUGE! I KNEW, KNEW, KNEW YOU COULD DO IT!!!!! Rah, Rah!!!! Yippeeee!!!!!! Gayle jumping up and down in joy for Vouges success!!!

10-04-2006, 11:51 PM
Aunt Hazel's surgery went well today. They took her to the cath lab at noon and she was back in her room by 1:30 and sitting up on the edge of the bed eating dinner at 5:00! If things continue to go as well she will get to go home tomorrow. I'll be staying with her for a few days once she is home. I don't want her to stay alone until she gets her strength back, but the doctor says that there's no reason why she can't go back to doing all the things that she has been doing and more, so I guess everything is going to be fine. That's a good thing too, because I'm exhausted...I'm such a weenie, but I really don't handle being out of my regular routine well. I just want to do my regular thing, eat my boring Special K cereal for breakfast, do laundry, run the vacuum, play with my grandkids...even cutting grass sounds good right now! Ok enough whining, I'm going to bed. I'll try and check in with you all tomorrow.

10-05-2006, 10:07 AM

:cb: Congrats!! On those jeans!! :cheer: (Gayle jumping up and down for you :devil: )


So glad to hear about Aunt Hazel! Don't apologize for "whining" (which you weren't, btw!)--we're here to listen to you when things get tough. Be sure to take some Suzy time so you don't burn out. :hug:

Gayle: you know you're my :sunny:

Hello to everyone else!!!!!!!!

10-05-2006, 10:53 AM
Ahhhhh.....Cheryl......your gonna make me :stress:
You know your my little sweetie! :rolleyes: :p

Suzy, happy to hear Aunt Hazel is on the mend! Can she have home healthcare stop in and check her and help with things such as bathing until she builds her strength up? The service was a big help with mom when we first arrived back home. They offer bath aides, therapy etc. They will even do a safe home check, walking around and looking at things that could be a hazard such as area rugs etc. She is probably able to receive medicare benefits so there would be no out of pocket expense on her part. Our healthcare agency will do it for any time period, whether it be a few days or several months. She needs to be considered "Homebound" which means it would be taxing on her body to try to get out and do anything other then doctor appointments or church if the case may be. :flow1:

Hey, when are we going to try to get together for a chat??? :gossip: :grouphug:

10-05-2006, 11:04 AM
Just looked at the Thanksgiving challenge thread....our very own Miss Cheryl needs to do some bragging!!!! Cheryl, you are on a roll! Keep it up! I bet you are feeling so good right now!

10-05-2006, 12:49 PM
Yeah, Gayle, I'm doin' pretty darn good.

Vogue inspired me to give low carb a shot for a while--I've lost 6 pounds so far.

10-05-2006, 02:42 PM
I never thought about it Cheryl, but I bet low carb is a good plan for you since your not a big fruit/veggie eater. GREAT job! I'm VERY proud of you!

10-05-2006, 03:47 PM
THANK YOU GAYLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzy- you are a saint for spending so much time with your aunt!

4myself- Muchas Gracias!
I inspired you? Awwwwwwww!!!!!!!!

10-05-2006, 03:52 PM
Yup! You did!

So, what exactly is "wrong" with that cream cheese/jello/water cheesecake? I've been thinking about trying it. Do you think it could be "fixed?"

The one with the heavy whipping cream, cream cheese and chocolate pudding mix is heavenly.

10-05-2006, 08:37 PM
Just a quick note to tell you all what is going on. Having a very rough few days here. I had a mammogram on Monday, it hurt like I don't know what. My left breast was in agony and is still sore. Today I got a call and have to go back tomorrow to the hospital and have a different test. I am not doing very well, and have been sort of moping around. I have been working but my heart is not in teaching this week. I can't wait to have tomorrow off!

On a better note, congrats to everyone losing! I am reading the posts, just not up to posting much here, sorry! I am happy for you and you did put a smile on my face!

10-06-2006, 12:43 AM
Deb, I hope the test goes well and the results turn out fine. Maybe you could of had discomfort because of the time of the month for you? Try not to worry, ok? I will say an extra prayer asking for a white light of protection around you. Let us know what you find out. Know you can ALWAYS come here and share. We are here to support each other through weight loss plus all of the other trials of life.

Okay....Cheryl...your talking cream cheese, jello, pudding...gotta new recipe?

10-06-2006, 06:37 AM
Debi-I'm sure everything will be fine. I had the same type of scare last year (minus the pain.) I had to have a needle inserted into my breast to check out a lump. Everything was okay, as I am sure it will be with you. My prayers to you.

Cheryl-I haven't read the challenge board, but congrats on your loss!! I'm so glad you're back to posting both here and the exercise board.

Suzy-I'm glad your Aunt is doing better. Still sending prayers.

Gayle-You are the best, as usual.

Where's Dear Dee??

10-06-2006, 07:01 AM
Shelley as soon as I sat down to my computer I thought of you. I was thinking that you were probably the only one that might be posting at this time and sure enough you did. lol Remember for me this is like the middle of the night because I don't usually get up til 8 or 9.

I thought that I would check in before someone noticed that I was MIA. I had my surgery on tuesday. It was pretty rough and of course when I got there they would not use epenephrin because of my heart. The freezing novacane didn't work well. It would only work about 5 minutes and then I could feel the pain. I will have packing in my mouth til next wednesday. I can't eat alot of foods and I can barely open my mouth. I have graduated to very small bits and pieces of food from just mushy foods. Chocolate melts doesn't it?
I was at the cardiologist today. Everything went well. No changes.

It is our Thanksgiving Weekend. A lot of my family members are going away so there won't be a big dinner together. Since we don't see Larry's family often and don't care to much we have decided to go away. Dez is working and Jay has to big meals on Ashley's side.
We have rented a cottage up at the lake in the woods. It is a beautiful time of year with the leaves changing and it is a full moon tomorrow. We want to watch it rise above the lake.
I will be back home Monday night.

Debi I am sorry to hear that you are going through a stressful time right now. Thanks for sharing with us. You know that we are always here for you. I am praying for you.

Suzy I am glad to hear that Aunt Hazel is doing better. Take care of yourself too, we don't need you to get sick now.

Well I am off to bed again. My pain killers have taken affect and the pain is gone.

Janice if you are reading this have a Happy Thanksgiving and come and post.

10-06-2006, 10:15 AM

I'll hop on my turkey and be on over for dinner! :turkey:

Dee, sorry you were in so much pain and am still suffering through the recovery. Hopefully, you will have a quick healing. I was could supplement the chocolate with is liquid and has grapes in it, so it has to be good for you! LOL!

Shelley, do you have your test results back yet?????

Smooches! Off to work I go!!!

10-06-2006, 12:04 PM
Sending good vibes Debi's way > > > >

Gayle, the recipe I was speaking of is a low-carb dessert that is SO easy to make and tastes wonderful:

Quick Chocolate Cheesecake

1 pkg. chocolate fudge s/f pudding
1 c. heavy cream
3/4 c. cold water
4 oz. cream cheese

Beat pudding, cream and water until thick. Beat in cream cheese and refrigerate

This is a wonderful recipe!

One change I made when making recipe the second time was to mix the cream cheese and water before adding pudding mix and cream. I had a problem with the cream cheese blending in well when adding it last.

I've also used the vanilla flavored pudding mix. It's delicious too.

Believe me when I say that this is a staple for me when I'm low-carbing!!!!! This time, however, I haven't indulged in it yet ('though I did buy the ingredients last night :devil: ). I'm trying to eat more salads, etc.

Shelley and Dee, glad you both checked in--I'd been wondering where you two chicks were.

10-06-2006, 02:00 PM
I waited for 30 minutes after the tests and had my answers! It is calcifications! There are three of them, but they are very close to my body, not out in the middle of the boob, so hard to determine. I had my boob squeezed every which way! Up, down, diagonal! OUCH! I do have to go back in six months, when I will have it repeated. Best news, in six months, they are gone, or might be the same size, which we do nothing. If they have grown at all, I have to decide what I want to do, which I think I would have them removed and be done with it. So looks like I will be on a six month mammo schedule.

Thanks for all your thoughts, prayers and wishes today. I didn't realize how nervous I was, until the dr. said it was really nothing.

10-07-2006, 08:23 AM
Debi-Wonderful news!!

Gayle-I thought I had already told you guys. No bone loss at all!! All this exercise must be helping, even if it is crippling my feet!

Cheryl-Wonder how that recipe can be converted to LF. May FF cream cheese, but not sure what could be done with the heavy cream. Any ideas? It sounds so yummy, and could almost be Core if I could figure it out.

Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadian Chickies!!

Dee-I am so sorry! I completely forgot about your surgery. I hope your mouth recovers quickly, although I'm sure the wonderful side affect will be some more lbs. lost.

10-07-2006, 11:48 AM
Deb--My sister had some calcifications removed several years ago and they never returned. Best of luck to you.

Shelley--ew, can you eat the FF cream cheese? There are some FF and LF that are wonderful, but when it comes to cream cheese and sour cream, I have to go full fat! Maybe that's why I'm still full of fat!!!LOL

Dee--sorry to hear you're in so much pain. Think smoothies.

My update, I'm 1/2 a pound away from where I was this time last week. I still can't figure out what happened that caused me to gain 2.5 pounds practically overnight. I gained and THEN I ate a few bad things, so it stayed on longer than it should have. I'll be good this week. My inlaws return a week from tomorrow--I have to drop a pound by then!!! Take care everyone and have a great weekend.

10-07-2006, 05:08 PM
I found this when I was searching the site today. It's the original chick-a-dees discussing the start of the site to the HUGE growth of the site, the new book and their own personal struggles. Make a point of watching it!

10-07-2006, 06:27 PM
Im back !!

I stepped on my Best friends scale this morning and it read 183 , mind you thats with a denim skirt on thats at least 2 lbs heavy so does that mean I am 181? I thought I weighed less than that , to tell ya the truth its a little unmotivating cause i though I was doing better than that , I was getting into my goal jeans easier , my denium skirt I was wearing was way looser...I know I have lost more..... I am going to try and not let that scale bring me down cause it really pissed me off!

10-07-2006, 06:59 PM
Vouge, don't get depressed, there are SEVERAL factors that could of played into the scale reading. Here are a few:
**Is this the same scale you originally weighed on? ALL scales weigh differently. Pick one and STAY with it.
**Did you weigh after eating/drinking?
**Is it close to TOM for you??? Can cause a huge weight gain of fluid.
**You could be retaining fluid because of high sodium foods.
Personally, I would not get upset (HARD TO DO!) over the scale number...go off of what you already said...the clothes are fitting looser etc. PLEASE do not get depressed and start eating! You are doing a GREAT JOB!

10-07-2006, 07:01 PM
:hug: VOUGE HUG! :hug:

10-08-2006, 12:23 PM
Hi All,

Congradulations to all you that have a weight loss !!!! VOUGE, CHERYL, ALLISON and any I missed.


DEB- Glad the results were good. Hope you are feeling better now.

Not much new here, still not smoking, but I did gain 2 lbs in the last 3 weeks. It's my own fault, I have not been watching what goes in my mouth. I will be back on program tomorrow morning and get going. I think between not smoking, my home not selling, and my new home sitting down in Arizona waiting for me to close on, it was easy to feed my mouth and emotions. I might end up loosing my $30,000 if I can't close soon. The listing is up in 2 weeks and I don't know if I will re-list. I might try it myself and spend the money on ads and be able to drop the price AGAIN !! It's such a tough market in Michigan right now, and with elections in less then 30 days people here are nervous about spending money.

Well take care all, glad unt HAzel is better Suzy.


10-08-2006, 01:03 PM
Thanks Gayle and Butters!

No Flo left last week....
I think I did eat before I weighed.
No its not the original scale. I just wanted to use it to see.

so i cant help but think that might be my weight right now. Kinda wish I hadent weighed myself. Oh well I stayed on track anyways and am just going to have to kick up the excersie a notch.

10-08-2006, 01:43 PM
Vouge, I know I can weigh on my scale, then go to my moms and have a 3 pound difference. Worse yet, the doctors scale is 7 pounds more then mine! I'm SURE you have lost more then the scale is reading. Why don't you go to walmart and get you a cheap set of scales to keep in your room? I think you can pick up a scale for around $8-$10. Then you could weigh each week or two on your own personal scale.

10-08-2006, 04:09 PM
Yeah I have been meaning too.....just gotta find time hahaI am so busy . I am constantly writing for my school newspaper really hoping to make editor in cheif next year when the editor leaves , trying to pass geometry!!!! and worrying about homecoming and stuff so im a little busy but I saw my friend like I said and she kept telling me i looked so beautiful I couldnt help but think ... ummm okay was I that ugly 20 lbs ago? Im sure she doesnt mean it liek thats he is just trying to be motivating.

Her aunt that she lives with said to me " I always thought you were a cute girl but I can tell you will have a fgure once you lose more weight ." Im like Uh yeah thanks alot for the complement sarcastically. Bee-otch.

Oh well Im venting again. Im really happy doing great. my life is in place . everythign is just so awsome. still waiting for mr. right . but hey im only a teenager and once I loose all my weight i will have offers left and right haha. good motivaton right?? Lol~!

10-08-2006, 07:10 PM
You have the rest of your life ahead of you Vouge. From personal experience, don't rush to find a boyfriend. When it is the right time, a wonderful person will enter your life. I am paying now for choices made in my late teen/early 20's years, who would of thought it? I made the wrong choice in a boyfriend/husband and now there are certain areas I want to get on with in my life and I can't because of the years I was married to him. Silly, considering we have been divorced 13-14 years.

10-08-2006, 07:49 PM
wow. Thanks ha . Im not to let someone control me ,I am more than independent.

10-09-2006, 10:21 AM
Where, oh where, are the other Floozies? Come out and play please!

I had a "day off" yesterday. Went to MIL's for breakfast after church, then had Wendy's last night. I skipped lunch, so hopefully the damage won't be as bad as if I would of had three meals.

10-09-2006, 10:40 AM
Sorry to be MIA for so long! Aunt Hazel was discharged from the hospital Friday afternoon and I have been staying at her house with her and just haven't had time to get to the computer. She was doing very well up until Saturday night when she started complaining of being short of breath. Of course she didn't say anything in the middle of the night when it first happened because she "didn't want to wake me". Ugh! What's the point in me being there then if she won't call me when she needs me? She is independent to a fault! So anyway, she wanted to wait until Monday when she had an appointment to see her regular doctor, but I put my foot down and called the on call doctor to see what he thought about the shortness of breath. Of course he said get to the hospital ASAP, so that's what we did (but not without a fight). They admitted her with congestive heart failure and have started her on breathing treatments and diuretics. They had stopped all of her meds when she was first admitted a week and a half medicine that they stopped was a BP med that had a diuretic in it, so it's no wonder that she was retaining fluid. Hopefully she will start to feel better soon!

One of these days I may be able to catch up with everyone, but I need to make the most of my "day off" today. Hugs to you all...stay away from the cookies and drink your water!

10-09-2006, 05:07 PM
prayers and hugs for saint suzy!

10-10-2006, 06:39 AM
Suzy-Sending more prayers Aunt Hazel's way.

10-10-2006, 10:21 AM
Suzy, the breathing treatments and the duretics should work wonders for Aunt Hazel! My mother can't live without her "daily fix"!! LOL! I hope AH is back home soon and you can get some rest too.

Shelley, are you ok??? You seem awful quite....I miss the fun, happy Shelley with stories to share.

We have quite a few MIA's....I wish everyone could come here and check in at least every few days. I think checking in helps some of the others stay on the right track we miss you!

My weigh-in is tomorrow, I'm staying the same on the scale so far. I am eating well and trying to make healthy choices. Trying to decide if we want soup for dinner tonight. We had a COLD wave hit here! Forecast of snow mixed with rain for tonight! YUCKY!

10-10-2006, 10:22 AM
:hug: for you Suzy and your Aunt. How stressful! but at least you and your aunts dr are on top of things.....
:hug: for you vouge, scales are dastardly things. Your best barometer of weightloss is the waistband on your jeans.
:hug: Monica!! I had my house on the market for 125 days this Spring before it sold. It is stressful! But I can tell you that even though the market has slowed way down everywhere houses are still being sold. What has your realtor told you? Any feedback?

Well, I have lost 1lb. I haven't been excercising as I should (although I will be mudding my dds new room today...22x12, that has to count for something!) but my eating was doing great, until my period came and then it all went to heck. :( Still, I came out of it 1lb less, and that is at least a start on my journey.

Thursday I go for my first mamogram and the usual gyno exam. I want to cancel the appointment. First, I'm afraid that the mamo is going to hurt as I have cystic breasts, and secondly....well, I'm embarrassed. I have gained 10lbs since my last appointment, and I really am too embarassed to see my dr! Well, I know I have to go. I guess this is the price for all that raw cookie dough :o

10-10-2006, 12:47 PM
Well, I have lost 1lb.

Congratulations!!! And don't feel embarrassed! My doctor told me for 3 years running that I needed to lose 10 pounds. I almost didn't want to go back that 3rd year. But after the 3rd year, I buckled down and for my appointment the 4th year, he gave me a high five for losing 20+ pounds! And, yeah, mammos do hurt a bit--but not for long. Do it. It is important!!

We have quite a few MIA's....I wish everyone could come here and check in at least every few days. I think checking in helps some of the others stay on the right track we miss you!

Gayle, sorry I haven't checked in......I've been lurking but not posting (well, not posting here anyway!). I'm thinking of doing a short fat flush (like for a couple of days) and have been reading up on that. Ilene (moderator over in Featherweights) is doing it this week--she's kind of at a standstill in her weight loss. I lost 4 pounds in September and gained 2 in October! Not quite the right direction!!!

Suzy, I hope your Aunt is feeling better soon. My Mom had open heart surgery in July and one of the hardest things for her to do was her breathing exercises. It's gotta hurt to take a deep breath, but if you don't, you risk pneumonia. She had problems with her meds also. She has really low BP, and they had her on BP meds, which lowered it more, but when asked why she had to take them, it was to keep her BP low in order to heal. I don't understand, but then, I'm not in the medical field!

Oh well Im venting again.

Vogue, we all need to vent once in a while!!!

Have a great day everyone!

10-10-2006, 01:27 PM
Busy bees here lately!

Stewart is mad at me again, but this time I understand why. I bought a 2007 Hyundai Accent (2-door, hatchback, no frills at all) yesterday without consulting him first.

Now I have two new vehicles (two payments, double the insurance, the works). I just got a new 2006 Dodge Durango at the end of August and the gas is KILLING me--even though it is down to less than $2.00 here. I've been spending around $90/week on gas (driving around 600 miles/week). That's $270/month in gas, and the car payment is $250. It's supposed to get 40 miles/gallon, so it should all even out moneywise PLUS keep miles off the SUV for when I get ready to trade it in.

Anyway, I'm vehicle poor right now.

10-10-2006, 03:47 PM
I'm checking in. Very busy with school work, working on the house and everything. Weight is at a standstill. Weigh in is on Thurs. so we will see. Didn't go last week, with the scare with my bad mammo. Today I cut my hand on some broken glass at work, so hand is all bandaged up.

Backtome, can't stress enough how important those mammo's are!! yes, they hurt for a few minutes, but it is worth it, to be sure everything is ok! Take it from someone who had a scare last week.

Suzy, Aunt Hazel is in my prayers as are you! Hope all is going well!

Gayle, I am so jealous! SNOW!!! I LOVE SNOW!!! I just read we are supposed to have a warmer than usual winter. Wish I hadn't read that article in the paper!
I know Suzy is ready to throw something at me, for saying anything positive about snow!

Vouge, venting is what we do best! Vent away!

Monica, we just sold our old condo, last year and it took awhile but was so worth it.

Well time to think about what to make for dinner.

10-10-2006, 03:55 PM
vent vent vent hahaha done. No I am having kind of a good day today ...:-)
no reason just am happy for no particular reason.

10-10-2006, 07:17 PM
Please stop!!!

A new thread has been started!