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Wide in Winnipeg
10-30-2006, 10:25 PM
I'm here girls! I couldn't sign on any sites for a couple days!
Same as last time.....

Exercise: 1 point for every 30 minutes of exercise(half points allowed)
Water: 2 points for every half gallon/2 litres/64 oz.
Meals: 2 points for every healthy meal depending on your chosen plan
Snacks: 1 point for every healthy snack

Because some of us eat 3-5 smaller meals a day, the first 3 will count as meals and the rest as snacks.

Pounds/Inches lost per week: 5 points for every pound and/or inch lost!


sotypical
10-31-2006, 12:29 PM
yay game 10.... feeling kinda depressed today :(

canadian mom
10-31-2006, 01:12 PM
got news... hubby goes in for the second blood test on the 9th, should have results by the end of November. Hoping it comes bsck clear but probably won't. Did find out that he did not have a blood tranfusion so he has not had this for 22 years. He could of got it on the job (as simple as changing the wax ring on a flush) so there would be a chance that meds could rid it. Keeping my finger crossed.


Wide in Winnipeg
10-31-2006, 02:43 PM
CM~ What is wrong with him if I may ask?
Court~ AWWW! Hope your spirits rise!
Just on my way out to the Dr. to get some results on tests, I'm hopeing he says i can continue with school this year, but I'm very doubtful. Guess I'll have to start all over in February<sigh>
Catch ya later1

sotypical
10-31-2006, 03:00 PM
hopefully ill feel better tomorrow... hard to say... I am having a much needed chat with the boyfriend tonight - I just hope it doesnt blow up in my face.

LadyFirelyght
10-31-2006, 05:34 PM
hopefully ill feel better tomorrow... hard to say... I am having a much needed chat with the boyfriend tonight - I just hope it doesnt blow up in my face.
I hope things go okay.

Today has been really really rough for me. To keep it short, I ended up leaving work two hours early in tears. As I said, really rough.

canadian mom
11-01-2006, 08:39 AM
Wendy--He may have Hep c.

well I was quite inpressed when I got in the scale today for my oct. challeng. I ate loads of peanut butter this week and last night I had 3 little bags of cheesies and 2 mini coffe crisp plus 2 days ago I had 2 BIG pieces of cake also today aunt flow deciced to show and I am still down a pound. It could have somthing to do with going off the meds I put on about 4-5 pounds (it flutuated)while on them.

sotypical
11-01-2006, 01:27 PM
Lydia - what happened? hope you are okay?

Things went great with my boyfriend. I ended up talking to him over MSN so I could be more in control and not mess things up. He can get angry really quick - if I miss word something and when we talk in person I sometimes tend to over-react if he says something I don't like - we have a real hard time with communication. Anyway it went perfect. He had no idea that I felt like we were getting ready to break up (witch is good! because it means he doesnt feel that way) - he said he is trying his hardest but then I kinda think he realized he isn't. Because when I came home from work (after talking with him) he greated me with open arms and kisses. He had dinner all ready for me. This morning when he came home from work he ran to get in the shower with me and then made me breakfast. He also made some comments about how he sleeps too much and all that. So anyway, I am really glad we talked. I was so stressed yesterday I didnt eat from 8am till 7pm. But I am feeling 100% beteter today!

JasonsLea
11-01-2006, 09:00 PM
Hi everyone! I'm back in the game! My computer is still messed up but dammit, I've missed too much already! I'll get my computer fixed sooner or later but I'll just have to live with it for now.

Lydia, what happened?

Courtnie, glad everything went okay.

CM and Wendy, I hope all your doctors tests comes out the way yall want it!

Wide in Winnipeg
11-02-2006, 02:42 PM
So, I'm home till Feb. No more school for me. Today i'm just vegging and going to make some peanut butter cookies, might even eat a couple.
Not really myself today, kinda down because of the medical issues.
Chat tomorrow..

Rosario
11-02-2006, 05:11 PM
what's going on wendy? if u don't mind me asking.....why can't u go to school???

LadyFirelyght
11-02-2006, 08:15 PM
Basically what happened at work is that we were short-handed, customers were complaining. So, my store manager (we'll call him Jez) came and was helping us out, handing out the orders to customers while barking out instructions to everyone. The customers then started complaining about that. I discretely pulled him aside during a quiet moment and told him what the customers had said, and his response was, "It's because everything is so disorganized. *turning* See, look. There's a customer waiting and you're over here."

I took three more orders, then promptly went back into the storage area and cried. And cried. And cried. He'd also told one of the other managers that he couldn't depend on me. After about 10 minutes of me crying, Jez came back and asked what was wrong. I told him straight-up: "Honestly, sir, YOU are what's wrong." And I explained to him what he'd done and told him I didn't feel like I could keep working that day. I asked him, "Which is more important: the employees or the customers?" His incorrect response was, "Customers are always first." That sent me over the edge. That's what made me leave them even further short-handed that day. To say that MY needs were less important than the needs of that guy who ordered coffee that one day is BULL****, in plain Englsh.

So that day, I went home and spent three hours writing him a long letter telling him all my problems with him and his management. I gave it to him yesterday, and we spent well over half an hour discussing it. We talked about it a little more today. Hopefully he'll do stuff about what I complained about. We'll see.

Last night was also interesting because my boyfriend told me that he'd been lying to me about saving money the last 5 months. See, he's supposed to be moving out here next year, so he was supposed to have been saving money every paycheck. He's blown all the money. Needless to say, I was FURIOUS. I yelled at him for a long time. But then I got to the point where it was like... what is yelling going to solve? So I asked him, "Are you going to get better?"

He completely washed away my anger with one word: Yes. I know it doesn't seem like enough to fix it, but it was. Why? Because every other time I've said something like that, his response has been "I'll try." He's not going to try, he's GOING to get better. And therefore I'm going to stand by him and help him get better. He even offered to send me $900/month until he moves out here so that he can't spend the money. I told him I wouldn't take the money; he needs to learn responsibility. I will, however, stay on his butt about it. I'll be talking to him about his spending all the time.

He's never lied to me about anything before. He only lied to me about this because he thought he could handle it and thought that it wouldn't be a lie at first... until it ended up turning out that way. It's kind of like many of us: we didn't realize we had a problem with our weight (and we lied to ourselves and others about it) until we stood back and said holy cow, what the heck happened?

He thought I was going to leave him. When I told him that the thought hadn't even crossed my mind and that I wanted to help him to become more responsible, he cried. He never cries. I know he wants to change, not just for me, but for himself. He's already a very good man, but he wants to be a better man. I hope I can help him.

I'm sorry for the long read, I just needed to get all that off my chest.

JasonsLea
11-02-2006, 10:01 PM
Wendy, are you okay? Or is it just one of 'those' days?

Lydia, wow! Your boss sounds like an *** like my boss. And you are so good to your man. And he sounds like a good guy.

Wide in Winnipeg
11-02-2006, 10:22 PM
Howdy!
No, I'm ok. I just have to leave school for awhile and have some stress relief.
I keep having mini-strokes and they think some stress relief is in order. I'm going through some tests to try and pin point where the blockage is, they think in one of the arteries in my neck.
So,looks like your stuck with me here,day in and day out! LOL!
Hope you are all ok.
Lydia, hope all gets better for you!
CM~ Thats not a good sign, I'm sorry to hear that.
Shari~ Glad you're back!
Courtnie~ Hi!
Ro~ stop disappering on us! Even if your being a bad girl and suckin' back the halloween treats like I am,please come and chat with us!
La3y~ I sure hope all is well with you and yours hun!
Brandy~ hawaii!! When are you home???We miss you!

JasonsLea
11-02-2006, 11:20 PM
Oh Wendy, I hope they can fix this quickfastinahurry! I want you better!

Wide in Winnipeg
11-02-2006, 11:35 PM
You and me both!
In the meantime I get to sit on my butt and get fat! LOL! Kidding!
Although I think I gained a couple lbs back!WHAAAA!

sotypical
11-03-2006, 01:44 PM
im so damn tired
i should of slept in today and not exercise

hope things get better at work lydia

Wide in Winnipeg
11-03-2006, 03:23 PM
Hey,
I have a date tonight. Going for dinner. How exciting. Thats all folks.
Lol.

JasonsLea
11-03-2006, 05:39 PM
Courtie, AMEN! Luckily, today was my day off but I've still be running around since 4:30 this morning! I think I'm just going to crawl into bed for a nap.

Wendy, have fun on your date!

LadyFirelyght
11-04-2006, 04:13 PM
I worked 48 hours this week, 6 days straight. Today's my first day off since last Saturday. I got two breaks the entire week. I'm pooped, and I have to work in the morning.

Wide in Winnipeg
11-05-2006, 03:49 PM
OMG!! It took me 10 minutes to be able to get to this site! Crazy! I'm starting to think it's not worth it,I get so frusterated! LOL!
Just popping in, had a great day with my boy, went to McD's, shopping, KFC and now 5 hours later, home!
Chat later!

LadyFirelyght
11-06-2006, 09:13 AM
As of 1 o'clock this morning, I have a new family member. Welcome, Mason! My new nephew :D 7lbs, 7oz. 19 inches long.

JasonsLea
11-06-2006, 01:27 PM
Wendy, it is SO worth it to get on this site! Don't you abandon us!

Lydia, WOOOOOTTTT! Congratulations sweetie!

sotypical
11-06-2006, 02:04 PM
Lydia- congrats!!!

LadyFirelyght
11-06-2006, 02:35 PM
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g186/LadyFirelyght/Mason.jpg

Rosario
11-06-2006, 03:34 PM
lydia--congrats!! nephews are the greatest.....you can spoil them and have fun with them...but when they start to act up, you can turn them over to their parents!!

wendy--of course it's worth it!!! you're coming here to chat with us lol. sorry about school, but i do hope you are ok.

canadian mom-what's going on??

i'm just here. starting over today. trying to eat right and get some sort of exercise in. I am at my all time fattest (well at least that I can remember...on the scale anyway) so its time to smarten up and crack down the whip on myself. lol I am such a weenie and I know I can't tell myself no.......I just have to be stronger. cuz i know i can do this. just gotta try harder.

take care everyone.

Wide in Winnipeg
11-06-2006, 06:38 PM
Howdy! Stopping in before we have out broiled fish and chips YUM! At least it's not deep fried! LOL!
Nothing new here today, just sulking and cleaning out the entryway closet.
I cleaned out 32 pair of shoes and like 12 jackets! LOL!
I'm a clothes.shoes hog!
Oh well, almost time to eat so I better set the table!
Have a good night!

canadian mom
11-07-2006, 09:17 AM
Ro~ my goal when i first started was just to keep moving. If u use a treadmill do not concentrate on how fast or long(try for 10 at first then keep adding 1 minute each day or second day) just keep telling yourself to keep moving. Commit to 2 weeks and you will feel so much better that u will want to keep moving and then start setting goals. I know it is hard but DO NOT step on the scale for thr 2 weeks also take yor mesurements then do it again in 2 weeks. Add some basic like squats etc. if you want to see results faster. I know it is hard but all of us started somewhere we are here to push you. lol



Hubby goes in this week for more blood test(it will take bout 2 weeks to get results). Then in January he goes to the specialist and we will take it from there( whether he will get treatment or not)

Wide in Winnipeg
11-07-2006, 01:10 PM
Hi everyone!
Lunch time! Tomato soup! Yum!!
CM is right, start slow and work your way up!
Today is bike/ab day for me!

ArtsyGirl
11-08-2006, 10:10 AM
Hi gals, I'm back. Hawaii was terrific. Lots of relaxing on the beach, snorkeling (I saw a shark!!), hiking, and a nice kayak trip. We got to totally relax and it was wonderful to spend so much time together. It was a perfect way to spend a 10th anniversary.

Wendy-so sorry to hear about your health effecting your school. You gotta take care of health first. All the rest (except Ryan) can take a backseat.

CM-Hope your hubbys tests turn out ok. I cant imagine how difficult this time is for you. Hang in there.

Lydia-Hope your work environment is improving. Congrats on the new nephew. I agree with Ro. They are the best and I love spoiling them rotten and then sending them on their way when they get snotty/crabby!!

Courtney and Shari-get some sleep girls. I'm still whacked out from the time difference and trying desperatly to get back on track. Going to bed at 1:30 and getting up at 5:30 is sucking big time right now.

Well, I got a run in this morning. The first one in 2 weeks!!! I was slow, but got in 3 miles and I feel really good now. I gained 4.5 pounds on vacation, so Im fighting to get them off fast now. Its a little scary to be up in weight with the holidays so close. My goal is to have those extra off before Thanksgiving so I dont start creeping up through the entire holdiay season. Wish me luck.

Rosario
11-08-2006, 10:22 AM
brandy - welcome back!!! glad to hear you had fun on ur trip. you've got a lot of discipline starting up running right after a vacation. keep it uP!!

canadian mom - i know what you mean. it's just getting the guts to actually start. because I can totally kill it once i get in my groove.....it's just that I need a little extra kick to get my butt moving and to keep it moving. I'll figure it out eventually. I'm hoping it's sooner than later.

canadian mom
11-08-2006, 02:02 PM
Brandy~ What part of Hawaii did you go to? I would love yo go to Hawaii and island hop.

Ro~ I hope you can get started soon the longer weight says on the harder it is to take of.

Right now the house is dealing with lice! I am going insane ! I hope I can get rid of them soon!

Wide in Winnipeg
11-08-2006, 03:24 PM
Brandy's back!!!Yippee!!!!!!
Bad news gals, I have to take the putwer to get fixed and won't be around till it's fixed<<<WHAAA>>> Could take a week or two!! What am I going to go w/o my computer????????
Well, I'll miss ya all! Take care! Bye for now! Ciao, Adios...sniff sniff......bye..
teehee!

canadian mom
11-08-2006, 04:51 PM
Oh no Wendy what will do without u

Rosario
11-08-2006, 05:13 PM
wendy---i think it's time to be heading over to the library :book2: you can use their computers!!

sotypical
11-08-2006, 05:23 PM
wow I have some catching up to do

ArtsyGirl
11-09-2006, 09:27 AM
Good morning gals, hope everyone is off to a wonderful start. I slept in this morning, and think I may finally be back to Michigan time.

CM-We went to Oahu, Kauii, and the big island of Hawaii. I didn't like Oahu, but we were mainly in Waikiki which is very touristy and VERY crowded. I LOVED Kauaii-the garden island- and the big island both. They were much less touristy, and more natural wonder type beauty. I've been told the North shore of Oahu is more like what I'd like, but we didn't get there.

Rosario-hang in there girl! I know you can accomplish your weightloss goal. It will happen so keep trying. Try to find 1 part of the formula that is a little easier for you to do and work on that first, then you can gradually add in other aspects.

Wendy-OH NO!!! I sure hope your puter gets fixed fast so you're back soon. We'll be missing ya.

Courtnie-thats how I felt after checking in from vacation-Its hard to get caught back up with everyones days!

Well, I'm babysitting this morning so maybe I'll get a little practice in. Choir informed me last night that they want to sing to MY accompanying them instead of the CD which means I have a whole book of music to learn in a very short time. Wish they wouldv'e decided this back in September, but they've changed their mind, so I've got my work cut out for me.

Hope you all stay on track today and have fun.

canadian mom
11-09-2006, 12:21 PM
Brandi~Thanks for the input. I'll keep the info in mind about Oahu, I would rather be where it is less crouded so I can enjoy the islands.

sotypical
11-09-2006, 12:25 PM
i wanna go to hawaii!

LadyFirelyght
11-09-2006, 01:23 PM
Brandy, glad to have you back and you must've had a fab time in Hawaii. I'm going to get there someday ;)

Wendy, what WILL you do without your computer?! I go stir-crazy if my computer's down for even a day or two. Eeek!


I've plateau'd. As much as I hate to admit it, I have. I've been doing the same things I normally do and it's been about 7 weeks since I actually LOST weight. I've been gaining and losing the same pound for two weeks after mysteriously gaining three out of nowhere. So what I've decided is that I'm going to go straight into maintenance now. I've lost 40 pounds and don't have THAT much more I want to lose. Hey, why don't I focus on gaining muscle instead? New year comes around, I'll be getting some new exercise equipment (like a chin-up bar to hang in my doorway) to help me get fit. If I lose more weight, okay. But you know what? I'm fine where I'm at now. I'm still losing inches, slowly. But I'm not going to worry anymore if I don't lose weight. I'm just going to concentrate on not gaining, you know?

Speaking of the new year, do any of you have resolutions? I was reading a food blog (http://nosheteria.com/2006/08/diary-of-reformed-tomato-hater.html) the other day, and I came across a FABULOUS idea that I convinced my boyfriend to go in on me with to try.

No taboo foods for an entire year. Don't like asparagus? Tough. If it's served to you, you eat it. All of it. Actually, my reasoning for this challenge is I want to like a lot of things, such as tomatoes. Funnily enough, that's the reason the blogger decided to do this challenge. Tomatoes. I think tomatoes look and smell awesome, but I bite into a hunk of raw tomato and it makes me gag. I know they're SO good for you, but I can't stand eating them. Next year, my friend, is going to be a big year.

Rosario
11-09-2006, 03:07 PM
hey gyalies!!

ugh!! I have been so stressed trying to cram 4 years of high school math into my brain. I'm studying for my COMPASS test, which I am taking tonite!! The results will determine what level of math and english I can take. If I score low, I'm going to be stuck with remedial courses I need to pass before I can take the classes that I'll actually get any credit for. And since school ain't cheap, I'm trying to take the fewest classes possible. I've taken these tests before and I scored too low and ended up having to take one course below the college level (english and math!!)....but back then I wasn't paying for school so it really was no biggie. But now.....<sigh> I need to do awesome. So scared, but will have to see how it goes.

lydia--oh gosh, resolutions already??? that sounds like a good one, but for someone like me, it'll be a toughie. that's great that u r happy with where u r. of course that is not gonna stop u from working at it. you've done an awesome job!!!

brandy--hawaii sounds awesome....i hope i get a chance to visit there in this lifetime. good luck with your music.

courtnie---where did u and bf decide to go for vacation???

chat with ya later!!

JasonsLea
11-09-2006, 07:15 PM
Hi everyone!

WELCOME BACK BRANDY!!!!

Gah Wendy, you are in the same boat as me!!! I'm using my friend's computer right now. Hurry back! Love you!

How is everyone? Back up to that awful 242 *gag* But it's my fault really. I haven't been to the gym for over a week, I've been eating horribly, and I've been stressed out. Had a big blowout with two of my supervisors yesterday. Asshats. I was so close to kicking some *** but luckily my mama was there. I let them know to quit messing with me. Let's see if they've learned anything. The search for a second job is getting kinda desperate. I had my heart set on moving out before Christmas so I can have a Christmas in my own place but if I don't get some more income, that dream is kuput. Damn.

Rosario
11-10-2006, 01:52 PM
hey gals!!

so i took my tests yesterday. turns out i was stressin over nuttin. they were a piece of cake and now I can take college level courses - woohoo!!! but now I am finding out it may be too late to turn in my immunization records, so I will be restricted to only taking online classes. what a pain in the arse!! online courses cost $31/hour more than an on-campus course, so for a typical 3-hour course, I will be paying $93 more. so I will definitely only be taking only 2 classes this sememster. I need to save up at least 2 g's to go full-time. man, higher education sucks!!!

on the brighter side, (and I know you have all heard me say this before) I think I am finally ready to get serious about losing weight. I know this isn't a new story to you guys, but this time it just feels different, and I feel like I can do it. I am so ready to join the weight loss game. I am tired of being the one on the sidelines, I wanna play dammit!!!

shari- bad supervisors suck...but don't let them get to you. about that 2nd job, have you tried target or wal-mart? I know they are usually dying for extra help around this time of year. the pay sucks, but it is extra money. and if you are saving up to move out, every cent counts!!

take care everyone and have a great weekend.

and I forgot...I lost a freaking pound!! haven't done that in awhile. woohoo!!!

LadyFirelyght
11-10-2006, 05:14 PM
lydia--oh gosh, resolutions already??? that sounds like a good one, but for someone like me, it'll be a toughie. that's great that u r happy with where u r. of course that is not gonna stop u from working at it. you've done an awesome job!!!
It's never too early to think of resolutions ;) My boyfriend's a REALLY picky eater, and I'm picky... up to a point. The boyfriend basically won't touch condiments. Mustard and ketchup he'll eat if they're already on the food, but sour cream, cream cheese, mayo, etc. he REFUSES to eat. Well, unless you make it taste good (such as in cream cheese frosting, which he'll eat by the gallon, ugh.). Me, I'm not a fan of seafood of ANY kind (last time I ate seafood pasta, even taking out the actual animals, I got sick to my stomach. It just doesn't taste good to me). I'll only eat 5 kinds of fish. I HATE pork products of any kind, except for bacon. I can tolerate bacon, but I VASTLY prefer beef bacon over the pig variety. I also don't care for raw tomatoes, most kinds of squash, and really most kinds of raw veggies unless they're slathered in ranch dressing. I mostly like veggies from a can (though fresh corn on the cob CANNOT be beat). My boyfriend basically only eats potatoes. He's lucky to have a super-high metabolism. His body is literally all muscle with only a very very thin layer of fat and he doesn't even work out. And he eats disgustingly bad for you food (like Chef Boyardee w/cheese whiz *shudder*). This challenge is going to be difficult for both of us... but we're doing it together. If we can get through this, we can get through anything :D ;)

canadian mom
11-12-2006, 08:23 AM
RO~ gald to hear your test were easy for you . Congrats on that success noe let's work on your exercise success. Is there any?

WOHOOOOOOO the government FINALLY got my husbands taxes done and we should be getting the child tax back this month. Also the surrogacy place I was working with asked me to write an article for the news letter. I was so excitted I haven't written anything since high school but she loved it.

LadyFirelyght
11-14-2006, 07:28 PM
Did everyone give up? :(

ArtsyGirl
11-15-2006, 09:52 AM
Sorry-I tried posting a few times, but both times my message got dumped and I got frustrated. I'm feeling off with eating-more than usual. I've got some things to work out. I sure hope all of you are doing better than me.

canadian mom
11-16-2006, 08:31 AM
Just found out a few days ago my class reunion is Dec. 27:shocksn: . How cruel is that :lol: I'll have to :tape: my moth shut for the next month. I am almost down to High School weight just doesn't look the same:rollpin:

ArtsyGirl
11-16-2006, 09:47 AM
Who would plan a reunion so close to the holiday eatfest?? My guess is a man. CM, I feel your pain. I've actually skipped all reunions, but know I'd want to look fabulous for one of them. Just think of how good you do look! You've lost 43 pounds!!! That's awesome.

I'm doing well today. Babysitting right now, and plan on running at the gym later since its raining outside. I hate the treadmill, but hate missing my running more.

My hubby and I are running a 5K the day after Thanksgiving. It is before a night-light parade. We are supposed to incorporate lights into our outfits so today I'm going out to buy some battery operated strings and figure out how I can get them affixed to a running outfit with the least interferance into a run. Anyone got any spectacular ideas? I'm looking forward to the run. I think it'll be a blast to see everyone lit up.

Well, hope to see some more posts from you all today! Have a great one.

Rosario
11-16-2006, 03:36 PM
I have been feeling so blah lately and not up to posting here. especially after not being good after my last post. things are always easier said than done. I'll be back to catch up later when I, hopefully, start getting into the groove of things. take care everybody.

ArtsyGirl
11-17-2006, 09:09 AM
OK, so maybe I dont hate missing my run more than I hate the treadmill. I ran yesterday for 53 minutes on that darn machine and could barely handle it. There's no scenery except the view of the parking lot. I was going crazy after 10 minutes. That was my least likeable run ever. I think from now I'll simply go outside when I can and do something different when I cant.

Rosario-Hang in there girl! Please dont be afraid to post because of a slight lag. We've all stated things that didn't turn out as we had predicted. We are also ALL here to support each other through this difficult lifestyle. I hope you know that.

So, what's everyone up to today? I gotta get an allergy shot and then try to do some christmas shopping. I got in a 4 miles walk this morning so that's out of the way. I also have some errands I should try to squeeze in, but I dont know that I want to drive to 3 cities today to get them all done.

Have a great one ladies.

LadyFirelyght
11-17-2006, 04:51 PM
What a week. I've been horribly sick since the 8th, but I'm finally getting over it.

Back in January, a doctor diagnosed me with eczema. He prescribed a steroid cream, told me to use it whenever I had an outbreak. So I have. But over the last month or so, it stopped working! So on Monday I went to another doctor (I've moved since Jan) and he told me that I didn't have eczema. I had a condition called "steroid acne", which was caused by the cream the other doctor'd prescribed. Apparently, no competent dr. would have prescribed the strength of cream I'd been given for my face. The dr who prescribed it to me never told me that I could get steroid acne from it, and that steroid acne can lead to permanent scarring and eventual thinning of the skin on my face, causing all the little veins to show. So all these months I thought I was just treating eczema... I was making my face worse. And worse. And worse. Ah well, now I'm putting antibiotics on it and it should go away eventually. I may still have some scarring from it, though :(

Also on Monday, I got my first "girl" exam. Dr. said I did better than great, pap came out normal. The reason I got it was because I wanted to get started on birth control. Even though I'm a virgin, my boyfriend and I *might* take the next step soon. I want to be safe about it if we do. I'm wondering how the BC is going to affect my weight. I just started it last night, so I supposed we'll see within the next few weeks.

Christmas shopping will be done next week. Should be fun :D

Rosario
11-17-2006, 05:42 PM
canadianmom-eww, class reunions. I don't think I'm going to mine. I hated Hs. Of course you don't look the same. I bet you look even better ;)

brandy - maybe music would of made it more bearable. I like to watch tv when I'm on the treadmill. Makes the time go by quicker. thanks for the nice words. I think you guys keep me from doing way more damage. hope u got all ur errands in.

lydia - wtg on being responsible! when I first got on the pill, the doc prescribed yasmin because it's known not to cause weight gain. And it didn't for me. wow, that reminds me, I really need to get back on it!

well, I have just been here. School might not happen until summer. its too expensive. hmmm...what else. We're gonna put up the tree this weekend (yay!). Umm, my bf is driving me crazy. Next week we are going to go buy a plasma tv. It's a really big deal for us because that is a mighty big purchase and he's been saving for it for the past couple of months. anyway, now that it's getting closer, he can't stop talking about it. I can't wait until he finally has it and shuts up. men and their electronics <sigh> oh, and I will start x-mas shopping next week. I'm going to be hitting up those big sales after thanksgiving. I can't wait. I love christmas!

take care everyone and a have a great weekend. Be Good!

ArtsyGirl
11-20-2006, 11:35 AM
Lydia-I'm so sorry about your skin problems. It can be so frustrating when you put your trust in someone who should know what their doing and end up worse than you were before. Hope you're continuing to heal up. Glad that you're being a responsible gal with the birth control. I get the Depo shot which DOES make you gain weight, but I am terrible with taking pills and I really dont want kids of my own, so that seemed like the best solution until hubby and I are old enough for a more permanent fix.

Rosario-Guys and their gadgets. Its kinda funny for us, my hubby works in computers so you'd expect the worse, but by the time he gets home, he really doesn't play around with much. Although, he loves his movies so I'm sure a plasma would make him drool.

Well, I achieved my running goal I set way back when I started running. I ran for a full hour this morning. It felt great and was actually really fun. I think part of that fun was knowing I've worked so hard for something and did it! I haven't tracked my distance yet, but I know it was between 5.5 and 6 miles.

I'm babysitting and need to take my nephew to school in a few, then I'll take my neice to story time at the library for story, song and craft. She likes it and she get to interact with a bunch of other kids. Plus, during the story portion I can escape into the stacks for some browsing and then come help with craft time.

Hope you are all having a great Monday.

sotypical
11-20-2006, 05:46 PM
gah, sorry for running away. It has been stressful at work and what not - just havent been in the posting mood.. im still not really.

But I am doing good, down 1.8 pounds in the last two weeks... so yah, I didnt give up!

ArtsyGirl
11-21-2006, 03:16 PM
Hey girls, what's happening?? I'm waiting to start teaching for the afternoon. It's been a busy day and I'm tired, so I hope all the students are prepared, but I know that wont be the case. Oh well, I just really wanted to have some energy left to attend a bible study tonight. Maybe I still will, just being indecisive.

Wide in Winnipeg
11-21-2006, 03:18 PM
I got the computer back yesterday, but no way would it allow me to get on here! Stupid machine!

Anyway! Hi!! How are you? I'm sitting at 134lbs again, I've been stagnant because of my back:( not to happy about it but I"ll get around to loosing when the back feels better.

Rosario~ I love your avatar! Where did you get it??I'd like one like that!

Today,I'm going to mom and dads for tea and then dinner, and tonight is Miami Ink at 9!! I love watching that show! Thats the only hour I have in front of the TV all week(workout DVD's not included in this statement) so I usually soak my feet and give myself a pedicure and watch the delicious Ami and Chris (Garver).
Just started my Christmas shopping, and have a ton of things to buy yet! And theres only 3 people to buy for! LOL!
Well, I'm babbling so I'll try to check in later. It took 1/2 hour today to get on here!

Rosario
11-21-2006, 05:31 PM
wendy - www.myvirtualmodel.com

canadian mom
11-27-2006, 09:29 AM
i always thought my MIL was sooo small, well shopping this weekend we ran into her and we were trying to on jeans and we got the exact same jeans, size 6 Levis. I am still in shock. I also got a size 8 Bum pair. My old levis are a 10 (the same style) so I was REALLY surprised.

ArtsyGirl
11-27-2006, 06:07 PM
CM-Congrats on the size!!!! You just gotta love that feeling.

So, where is everyone? I've been a pig since Thanksgiving, afraid to show my face around here. I'm still not on track, but I think getting back to this site and group will give me the determination I need. I hope all of you faired better than me over the holiday.

Wide in Winnipeg
11-27-2006, 08:53 PM
What a bugger to get on this site! It's crazy! Obviously we'll have to continue with game 10 for awhile yet. Sorry about that.
I'm thinking I better send the tower back to my friend and see if he can try to fix it again.

I miss you all and I'm thinking of you! Don't give up!! Game 11 is just around the corner! LOL!

Wide in Winnipeg
12-02-2006, 05:48 PM
I see you've all given up!No posts in 5 days........

canadian mom
12-03-2006, 05:32 PM
I haven't giving up just been busy. My kids bazaar was this weekend and I voluntered to help set up and bake. Then I had to shop for clothes for my reunion and groceries and also christmas. I am down another 3 1/2 inches so far the past 2 weeks. I haven't been exercising but between shopping and baking and setup I have been on my feet alot. I am also down 2 pounds and have ate out 3 or 4 times the past 2 weeks (and of course have been in to sweets) so I don't think I have done too bad.

sotypical
12-04-2006, 12:27 PM
okay girls, im back and ready to get back on track! where are we? haha

Wide in Winnipeg
12-04-2006, 02:57 PM
The next game is going to start on Monday Dec.11/06, and run only till Dec.31/06.
January 1st will be the beginning of game 12 and back to the monthly games!

I've gained weight again, back to 137lbs and not doing much about it but sulking into a bag of chips.

I HAVE to reach goal weight by mid Feb because I might be going to Mexico, see what the judge has to say!

trying to get back on track!

Rosario
12-04-2006, 04:29 PM
i was gonna say it was time to start a new game. I don't know where this one went!

I'll definitely be in for game 11!

sotypical
12-04-2006, 04:46 PM
why arent we having a game this week?

ArtsyGirl
12-05-2006, 07:32 AM
Hi gals, I've also been super busy. This past weekend was "Christmas in Ida" festival. Lots of fun, but super busy. My computer is also acting up so I'm having some trouble getting to the site. Hopefully hubby will fix this soon. This week is crazy getting ready for the choir cantata. I still have 2 songs I need to polish up before Sunday. Glad to see we're all getting back into the groove.

Wide in Winnipeg
12-05-2006, 02:31 PM
Brandy~ Can you send him over here to fix mine too? It took 10 mins just to get to here! Crazy! It's so slow!!!

Anyone else having problems getting on here?

Looking forward to Monday, Ive gained alot of weight.

canadian mom
12-05-2006, 05:22 PM
I never seem to have any problems. I hope evryone is doing well. I have been into the sweets but I am back to exercising so I hope I will at least maintain or not go over 140.

ArtsyGirl
12-06-2006, 09:04 AM
My diet just sucks as of late. I really need a good kick in the butt. I think I'm ok and then I go crazy. I need to regain a bit of control.

Its not slow getting here, but our laptop is taking a slow course to death and my darling hubby wont replace it until it completes its death toll. Very frustrating considering he has the house on a network system where when the laptop isnt on, the desktop wont connect to the internet. ARGH!!!!

Anyways, have a great morning. My window people should be here any moment so I'm outta here for now.

Wide in Winnipeg
12-06-2006, 05:41 PM
Courtnie~ I've been VERY busy this week and havent had the time to put a game together, after my CT scan tonight and a visit to the lawyer tomorrow I'll have time to post the game 11.

For me this next game is going to be a warm up for things to come, just to slowly get myself back on track because I've been sluffing off big time. Doesn't help that I havent been able to get here for all the great support you all provide!!
Chat with you all tomorrow!

ArtsyGirl
12-07-2006, 08:00 PM
Hi guys-just a quick check in. Its COLD here and I've done a hole lot of nothing. I've locked myself in the house today to try to get some little things done that I've been putting off. I accomplished 1 of them. Not such a great track record, but its better than getting none done. I hope you are all doing well. Gonna be a cold morning walk and the wind is forecasted to pick up. YUCK, but I'll feel better if I get out and do something.

Wide in Winnipeg
12-08-2006, 08:40 PM
Just checking in! I hope you are all ready for the next game starting on Monday!
Ciao till then!

canadian mom
12-09-2006, 07:37 AM
I can't wait