Good morning all. How's it goin? I did GREAT yesterday! Got all my water in, ate PPPPPOP finished in just under 1300 calories, which is on the low side for me. (I didn't mind my 1800 calorie Labor Day too much)
Today I am putting the kids on the school bus, relaxing awhile (I see where this is when I should go to the gym but I don't have time to get cleaned up for the rest of the day, bad excuse, I know it) then 11 am AA meeting (Ladies meeting, I love it) and then I am meeting my old friends to see My Sister's Keeper (any reviews on that movie? We all read the book and it was really good) <--I even already have my movie snacks packed in my bag so no popcorn for me. Then I have a window until the kids get off the bus (so if it time enough, I MIGHT, might, might go to the gym. Yea, I probably will) Kids off bus, homework, dinner then 6pm IMPACT aftercare, which is a nice way for grads to keep in touch, stay connected, participate in group setting. So excited for that. After that, I'll come home, help with baths, bedtime and have a time for me and hubby. Another busy day. whew!
Kris!!!! Can't wait to see the ring and hear the real engagement story! A couple friends of ours just got married, kind of similar, they had been together FOREVER, his second marriage, her first, he had a daughter by the first marriage, ANYhoo, they set the date (on the beach!), bought the rings, did all the rigamorole but she told him that she wouldn't go through with it unless he did an official proposal and she accepted. She said she wouldn't even wear the ring until he did. Well it turned out to be a big deal, he seemed to think he didn't need to do it and ended up doing some half assed thing but the important thing was she loved it (personally, I thought she deserved better, but I guess it doens't matter what I think) How did I get so off topic? Oh yeah, I can't wait to hear the actual proposal story. Hope it was exactly what you wanted. So you are going to start the c25k...maybe I'll join you. I always say I'm going to, but always end up walking the rest after the first jog/run. Like I need a c2-c25k KWIM?
Hi Jeni!!! Rachel is LOVIN kindergarten. But she is a BEAR to wake up in the morning, OMG. We try to put her to bed early enough, but she never wants to fall asleep, stays up too late then turns into, well, ME, when I try to get her up in the mornin. Frustrating for me, but I KNOW that's how I was when I was growing up (heck, that's how I am now, that's why I worked so many midnights!) Robert is doing well too, (YES FOURTH grade, I can't believe it either! I think I've been hanging with you girls since I was telling the potty training woes with him, I could be wrong tho) OOOOHHH I hope you do pull together the Disney trip. What a nice suprise, for all of you! You are cracking me up about the fretting over not working out. Don't we just become so obsessive (no offense, I do too) that if ANYthing goes bunky in our routine, we freak out and get all discombobulated??? I am the same way. Not judgin, just sayin'.
You'll pull it back together (sounds like you already have in fact) Which reminds me, actually, I know my weigh in said like 256.5 but I peeked today and saw 253, which I KNOW I didn't lose 3 pounds in three days so those high numbers are sometimes just fluke numbers, trying to get our attention. Or being on "borrowed time" as I like to say.
Mindy, how is the school routine? Did you get the new teachers in yet, and has it helped lighten your load? How is your running going? Are you doing a race this fall? There is a HUGE difference between vanity and confidence, don't you worry about it. Isn't it funny how we can beat ourselves up so much one minute and feel so vain another? Hope you are well babes! Is your thigh muscle better now? Your skinny witch comment reminded me, remember the year we posted our fantasy costumes, and I was going to be the sexy nurse type? LOL
Shari, yes you are the baby of the group!!! Also the one of us whose guardian angel is totally exhausted following YOU around. My poor girl, whose life is always in such drama and turmoil. I just want you to be so happy! And you are working so hard to get ahead. How many times have you moved in the past couple of years? Did you go back to school this fall? Have you been able to get your dog at your new place yet? Still doing WW? I'm sorry to say this too, (PLEASE don't take offense!) But I LOVE having you in challenge with me, since we are close to the same size. I feel especially competetive with you and usually feel like the big girl in this group of ONEderlanders. How many jobs are you workin these days? I think one time I remember you had at least two. Oh and I think of you when I see previews for Gerard's new movie. I didn't even know who he was all this time until this latest one. He is a hottie!!!!
Amy (HolyT) so here you are....where are ya??? Glad to see your Mary Kay is really taking off. I'm sure you have to really be proactive to get those kind of businesses really going. But you're so motivated!!! Keep up the hard work and you'll be out of that crappy old j.o.b. in no time. I love seeing pics and hearing about the new pups. I'm sure you are still mourning the loss of captain, but how nice to have TWO rambunctious babies in the house now. How is that husband of yours treating you???? I get all maternal towards you about that! He should WORSHIP you for the goddess you are! That's all about that for now. Are you still crafting? How is the dancing going?
HI MMavis!!!! Still doing your MMunches? <----to the newbies, MM used to always challenge us to do X number of crunches/ab stuff and we called it doing our MMunches (MotherMavis crunches) I thought it sounded so cute. Oh and I hear ya about being happy about no car payments, but still wanting a new car. I've had my car paid off for about four years now and have that ambivalence about it too. But wouldn't complain to be driving something newer, bigger, like a minivan or something the like. How are you coping without the boys? When will they be home to visit next? I didn't realize you were back in school, what are you studying again? Seriously though, I just can't cope with you being a Yankees fan.
Grazer MY GIRL! I definitely appreciate the reminder, I have done COUNTLESS pages of loooong personals (like this one!) only to have it all wiped out before getting the chance to "submit reply"....ugh feeling the frustration. So for this post I've been highlighting the whole page, and right click copy. So if it happens I can just paste it all back. ugh. And yea, I should measure inches too.....I wonder why I don't? So looks like its you, me and Kris (who else!?) starting up the c25k.
Onestar!!! HEY! Welcome aboard!!!! I see you are going through all kinds of changes lately. Stress can impede your loss, so try not to worry too much about that. I'm sure raising your youngun by yourself, work and whatever else, is keeping you busy these days. Tell us more about that baby!!! Boy/girl? <----oops I see its a girl....lol, name? what does she like to do? does she love Dora? Um wooow. I didn't realize til just now that this breakup is so fresh. Are you doing okay? Was this his decision or yours? (Is it too personal to ask? Sorry) But holy crap, I don't know how you didn't eat that other slice of pizza, when it comes to greasy, cheesy goodness I have no filter. Especially as I am an emotional eater. Nice to see you say you are an emotional runner. I definitely envy that!!!
JulieBee, hope you're still with us!!! So you are a vegetarian...I know I would NEVER be successful, but I am curious about your eating, like...what is your FAVORITE vegetarian dinner? I love black beans, and tend to eat alot of black bean dishes. I'm not a fan of tofu though, are you? You're so smart to measure as well as weigh, I was just saying (above) that I should do that, but I think I'd do something silly like really pull the tape measure tighter to get the numbers I want to see. LOL <eyeroll> Your career sounds interesting, public relations, can you tell us more about what kinds of things you do? Your boyfriend sounds wonderful too!!! Know what else? I've been on this site for at least four or five years and I had never seen that smiley that turns into a bat, how cool is that!
Oh and HOLY JOCK batman, you are out there doing the coolest things!!! Rocky mountain biking? Bodypump classes?! No wonder you are starving, you are a workout machine! (or the TOM like you said)
Gypsy, your chicken avatar cracks me up...lol!!!! So you are a vegan! So interesting, so I'll ask you too, what is your favorite vegan dish??? And a runner, again I'm terribly jealous of runners!!!! Now that you are lifting weights you should notice a lot of cool changes. I love a woman's body with all that sculpted definition. And yoga sounds nice, my gym doesn't offer yoga but there is pilates (big difference? or close to the same?) so maybe I'll check that out. It always looks so nubile, graceful, stretchy/bendy. All those things I am not. LOL But WOW your stats!!!! You've lost a TON of weight! You really give me hope! Stick around, would ya!?
Suga....I love this name OH SO FLY....that is what I want to be too! I know you just made a brief post, but I can't wait to meet you! Number one, a girl close to my size!!! and I'm so curious about the fat smash diet, I remember that doctor...what is his name??? He was on Celeb fit club, which was a cheesy show but I know a little about the diet, lots of fruit and veg for the first phase, right? Not that you asked, but my advice to you is to up your water more than one liter, I try to aim for 3-4 liters but I think it is recommended to go at least 2. But hey, I know its hard for non-water drinkers. Crystal Light has been my BFF. I even think one whole packet can be a bit strong for even a liter bottle of water. Anyhoo, what kind of work are you in? What kind of exercise do you do? I see you are a swimmer! I gotta tell you all (LOL) I never really learned how to swim. I could survive by paddling or backstroke but never really did the face in the water turn your head and breathe thing. I'd like to learn about water aerobics though.
WOW. I can't believe I just did all that. It took me nearly an hour to type it all!!! LOL So if you posted in the last hour, I didn't see it. So I'm off to get prettied up for my day (see waaaay above.) I think you gals are going to teach me alot this challenge, about vegan, vegetarian, yoga, measuring inches, fat smash, c25k....let's go!!!! xoxoxo michelle