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Old 08-17-2004, 02:05 AM   #1
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Well, looks like I'm the first up. Or is that last up?
Let me tell you why I'm up.
I'm up in my bed at 10:30ish. DH has tomorrow off, so he's down here on the computer trying to win another phase of Civilization II. DD comes up to say goodnight. She climbs into bed with me for a brief chat before bed. She's checking out my rings, and asks if she can try one on. I hand her my wedding ring, and she says, "Oh, sure. Give me the cheap one without the diamonds." So she sticks it on one of her middle fingers, claiming hers are much thinner than mine. I'm reading my book, and I hear a quiet, "I can't get it off." Naturally she's joking, because we're all jokers in our family, so I utter a grunt without removing my eyes from the page. Again, "Mom, I'm serious. I really can't get it off."
Sure enough, the damned thing is firmly lodged. She's frantic, and worried I'll be mad. "Go and ask Daddy to take it off."
Off she goes, and I fall asleep, unconcerned. I wake up at 1:30ish thanks to my acid reflux. You know that drowning sensation with the unpleasant taste? We're all a little heavy here, so I'll tell you, it would really help in that respect if I were to lose 60 pounds.
Knowing my sweet DH, he's probably still hunched over the computer, eyes glued to the screen, moving his armies with a God-like flick of the mouse.
Yes. There's DD in the TV room watching a Bob Hope movie with a bag of frozen cauliflower pressed against her hand, a tub of Penzoil grease beside her. Her finger is puffy and sore.
I have just sent DH out the door with DD and a flea in his ear. They're heading to emergency to get the ring snipped. DD, convinced I'm hiding my anger, until I explain that after 16 happy years of marriage (bar tonight), I hardly care about a little band of gold next to the well-being of my daughter. We part with a hug. Her finger is particularly sore at this point, because DH hoped to get out of the wait in Emergency by taking a hacksaw to the ring. Needless to say...
Ah... he just called. They're on their way home. Ring is snipped, daughter is fine, DH apologetic for snapping at me.
I'm going to bed... hugs to all of you...
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Old 08-17-2004, 02:46 AM   #2
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Well now, that makes my story for being up BORING. I am glad it worked out, your poor DD. And I am sure you will get some DH guilt points.

I put off something for work. Needless to say, I was useless last week with everything happening with DD. Now I am stuck and I can't make myself do this work. Its awful. Worst case of apathy I have ever suffered.

Won't be online much tomorrow. Have to finish this stupid task AND taking the twins to see the Wiggles. For those of you who say "WHO?" Think Barney without the purple dinosaur. Just 4 men who wear primary colors and sing nonsense songs. I will SO be having a cocktail after surviving this adventure.

So anyway, good day to all.

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Old 08-17-2004, 03:07 AM   #3
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I'm only awake because I have yet to go to bed! I'm still working on the switch to days from my night rotation.

Ellis -- I'm really glad your DD managed to escape with her finger even if it meant that your ring was the casualty. If your relationship is anything like my parents was, a simple piece of gold could never sum up the love of a good marriage -- something that I'm sure DD is a beautiful reminder of.

Jen -- I'm the queen of procrastination myself so my heart goes out to you.

I'm just watching the end of a movie (In the Bedroom with Sissy Spacek) then I'll be "in the bedroom" myself!

I'll check back when I'm up for the day.

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Old 08-17-2004, 06:18 AM   #4
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Morning chickies....and I thought that I would be the first here this morning for a change. I actually got out of bed when dh went to work. It is a dreary morning here and feels like fall. Weighed myself again this morning (starting to feel like a scale wh**e again) I was hoping to see another pound down but no I am still the same. Although I feel thinner.

Ellis- glad that your dd is alright. And sorry to hear about your ring. Do you think that the jewler would be able to fix it?

smilintwins- have fun at the wiggles. I remember taking my girls to things like that. Although I do like the wiggles. I use alot of their songs for my dance classes.

KristinJ- Hope the movie was good. And that you got a good nights sleep.

Well I must go and enjoy the quiet for another 10 minutes before the wee ones start coming. I will return. Maybe if I can get near the puter since it looks to be an indoor day for the morning anyway. Please let the sun come out.
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Old 08-17-2004, 06:53 AM   #5
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Good morning, Chicks~~

Another early morning for DH and for whatever reason, he just HAD to wake me up before he left. Ben Franklin was a crackpot...early to bed, early to rise...Bull Feathers. I want to still be sleeping.

I was telling the gals on the UWS board that I should just change my handle to Ado Annie b/c I cain't say no when faced with unhealthy, but yummy food. Any of you wildly successful Beach chicks have any advice for me? I did so awesomely well yesterday until after dinner. DH decided we needed ice cream. I sat there and ate an entire bowl and not ONCE did I give a thought to the fact that it's not healthy for me. Arrrrggghhh!!! (we need an emoticon for pulling ones hair out here)

Ok, today is another day. I did great yesterday at work, I can do it again today. Dinner tonight is grilled steak and zucchini.

Hope you all have a great OP day on the Beach!

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Mamacita- Can I come over for dinner. The only way I was able to kick the sweet habit was to have a long talk with my partner about my weight goals. We aggreed not to have any junk foos or sweet in the house for a month. If she wanted it she could bring in a single serving and had to eat it that day. It worked. The junk food is back in the house and I can ignore it. i needed the break to build my will power.

ellis- glad to hear your daughters finger is OK.

Not much to say. I got on the scale todya and was 4 lbs heavier but my clothes fit better. Go figure. I figure it is just water weight or mucle gain from starting lifting. I am not worried. If it stays for a couyple of days I'll worry. I have been good except for the ice cream party and there is no way I ate 4 lbs worth of ice cream. Maybe I am just in denial- I'll see in a couple of days.

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Good morning chickies,
Ellis-I am so glad everything worked out with your DD and your ring. I've tried a few wedding/engagements on my naked left had many times and can tell you that I have gotten a few stuck. It is not a pleasant feeling to keep trying to get a ring over that tender knuckle.

Smilintwins-I absolutely feel your pain....I have mentally taken the summer off from work and have soooooo much piled up. I keep telling myself that tomorrow is another day.......Every day......I wish I had a little more self motivation.

Hello KristinJ-I hope you were able to get some good zzzz's.

Little chick- When I first started this I was on teh scall everyday. Now that I haven't been all that good, I am not getting on by once a week. Ireally need to go back to staying op as I haven't lost a thing since I started Phase 2.

Mamacita-Why do they feel the need to wake us. Just because they have to be up. I wake every day when BF gets out of the shower and is getting dressed and I don't have to get up until 8:30 or so. Frustrating,......I can be a little crabby without my sleep.

cac-I like the idea of not bringing any bad foods into the house. We did the same thing here. I completely cleaned out or cabinets of anything that we couldn't eat. So now I just have to be good when I am eating out.....


Nothing much going on here. Still househunting, spent the weekend with an agent looking for just the right house. I hope it's out there, because we need to give our 60 days notice by September 30. Our agent is going on vacation next week so we won't be able to see things with her again until the the following week. We're still doing our reseach but I am beginning to panick a little.

Looking forward to heading to the beach for a relaxing weekend on Friday. I don't care that it might even rain, I just love being at the beach. There's great shopping and restaurants....definitely enough to keep us occupied.

Welli guess I will get another cup of coffee and jump in the shower. Have a great day everyone.

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Old 08-17-2004, 08:05 AM   #8
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OMG! So I decide not to log on until after the morning chores and here's all this activity!

Ellis, that is so awful! Poor Miss M. and I'm even sympathetic to DH - and you, of course. I hope the rest of today is great for you! Think Dim Sum instead of Bridge Mix.

Smilin and Kristin, you two are nightowls! I well remember working at night and how wiped out I was the next day. I hope you both got some sound sleep.

CAC, your DP sounds very supportive. There are some snack foods that I just can't have in the house - luckily my DH doesn't like chips, just pretzels, and I can pass on those.

Little Chick, I'm with you on weight frustration. I've not seen a move on the damned scale for ten days now - not even an ounce! Yup, I'm a scale ho, too. Scale Hos Unite!

Mamacita, ice cream? I hope you enjoyed it. Hey, we do have to live and we are human. Forgive yourself.

I need to forgive myself too as we had corn on the cob last night. I had only two small cobs with my chicken breast but there was - ahem! - real butter. Corn is the best was to eat butter! It'll be a very very Phase II kind of day today!

I am planning a quiet morning at home catching up on things. I looked at my May list yesterday and went into shock! I need to start taking care of business and spending less time on the PC. Would you believe I've not even sent in my Tax return - and they owe me $186! It's not that I do Dick all - I just have screwy priorities.

Have a great Tuesday whether asleep or doing our daily stuff.

Sheila, we were posting at the same time. There definitely is the right house for you out there and you'll know it when you see it. Enjoy your shower.

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good morning chickies!!
oh my goodness ellis your poor little dd hope her finger feels better now. isn't it funny how they think we'll get upset at those little things but when we're really mad they get the attitude whats up with you?? well at least thats the case at my house. get some good sleep!!

mama i'm right there with you. i need to get the guilt back that i had when i started this plan. back then if i even looked at a ice cream i felt bad about it. lately i have an i don't care much thing going on. stay strong!!!

smilin and kristenj get some sleep!!!

shaquila good luck with the house hunt. while your agent is out of town make a list of houses you want to see as soon as he/she gets back or ask for another agent to show you around during the vacation.

have a great day ruth!! cash in on the tax money!!

cac hang in there the scale will go down.
well from one scale ho to the rest of you have a great day!!!
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Hey, girls!

Jen, good luck catching up at work. You're probably emotionally drained from last weeks trauma with your daughter... don't feel badly about the apathy. It will pass. Oh, and good luck with those darned Wiggles.

Yes, Kristen... DH and I have a wonderful relationship. I'm so blessed.
How did you like In the Bedroom? I love Sissy Spacek. I must say, the ending really took me by surprise.

Little Chick, I don't think the ring is worth fixing. I have a nice engagement ring, but we both opted for the $50 bands 16 years ago. We weren't quite as opulent as we are now. Maybe I'll get a new one, although other than my silver rings, I'm not a bling bling girl.
Is it still rainy there? We had a warm, sunny day yesterday, and today is shaping up to be the same.
Hey, if you feel thinner, then you are thinner!

Mamacita, you can do it... stay OP today!

Cac, don't worry about the weight... you may be retaining water. And you're right... you're probably packing on some muscle, which will ultimately burn fat!
How wonderful that you have such a supportive partner!

Sheila, I'm so glad to hear that your dear Dad is doing well. You must have been so frightened.
Best of luck with the house hunting!

Oh, Ruth. You can't spend less time on the computer! It's so relaxing, darling. geez... haven't sent in your returns yet?
You've just got to give in and have corn once in awhile. It won't be around in January!
Not to jinx you or anything, but congratulations on staying in the Ones for so long!

Peggy, that horse story!

RNMom, glad to hear you're back on track!

Jodi, teenagers are the most bizarre species.
Listen, girl... you get it together. You're not doing your body and favours by stuffing it with crap. You're worthy of greater things. Hear me? I can tell you're feeling crappy, and I wish I could make it better for you, sweetie.

Today we have an appointment with a surgeon/cancer specialist to see if there's any point in Dad having a biopsy and some "minor" treatment on his colon. Unless he'll be provided with a little more relief, I don't see the virtue in putting Dad through the hoops. Sometimes I wish he would quickly slip away, but I know it's going to be a long journey.

Laurie, LaurieX, Jenn, Emily, Weezle, Jess, Barb, Skherb, and everyone else yet to come... (it's like freakin' Romper Room in here)
Have a great day, girls!
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Geezey Petes! I feel like I'm always the last one up!

Nothing exciting over here. I don't have to be at work until noon today, so I'm going to watch some TV and force myself to exercise some. Started my ab video again last night (ow ow ow ow ow ow ow) but I don't feel too bad today. Usually I'm dying for 3 days.

Anyone have any ideas for getting rid of lower-tummy pooch-fat? I just can't make it go away. I'm building up all kinds of muscle underneath it; I just can't get rid of the fat on top. Ugh.

Not looking forward to going back to work today. Yesterday went by quickly, but I was stressing hardcore because we have SO MUCH we have to get done.

Well, I guess I'll go get some tea and relax for awhile before I have to get ready for work. You all have a great day.

PS Ellis, now you have an excuse to go get a really nice wedding ring! Tell DH you know he'll understand.
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ellis thank you so much, i really am trying and this has been a super rough patch for me. thanks for noticing. i am happy to report i actually did a good job food wise yesterday. the days are so few and far between though. if i could just get a string of days going i might be in better shape. good luck with your dad today, i know the decisions you and your family have to make during this time are very difficult think it all through and do the best you can.
i loved romper room i used to imagine i was on the show and i got to be in charge of the magic mirror (yep the problems go back THAT far) kidding really!!!
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Wow! Everyone has been busy posting this morning!

Ellis - Glad your daughter is fine.

SmilingTwins - I like the Wiggles although my 7 year old doesn't watch them much. Now if I could just convince him to get rid of the Barney videos... He doesn't even watch them but he doesn't want them to go.

Mamacita - My DH is not willing to give up his treats but for the most part he only has ones that I don't care about. Does your DH like a flavor of ice cream that you don't like? Then you might not be so tempted. My DH hides the treats that he knows I likes and only eats them when I am not around. Now if I could just get him to not eat them

Weezle - If you find a good way to get rid of that lower tummy fat, let me know, please! Everything else is tightening up but I still have quite a pooch. And I think it is a little harder since i had a c-section 7 years ago. If I can get my lower tummy smaller, I could probably go down another size.

Tonight is Meet the Teacher night. Brian is so excited. I think I have time to make the broccoli cheese soup before we go and then reheat it when we get back. I walk more than normal last night since I don't expect to find time to exercise tonight. Oh, and I did stay OP even with jury duty. I had my red pepper/hummus to much on and if I had gotten stuck there longer, I could have eaten the nuts I brought. Better get back to work now.
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Good morning. I haven't been able to post from home these past few weeks - our computer router is not working and the main computer connection is in one of the DS's rooms, so he is hogging all the internet time at home.

I think there is something wrong with this picture, though. I pay for the internet and can't use it... Kids. I swear I'm going to sell the house and get a 1 bedroom something to live in.

ellis - Sorry to hear about your wedding ring, but you are right. In the whole scheme of things, it is really quite insignificant. I have not worn wedding rings for over 30 years - I am allergic to metal. It doesn't detract from the relationship that I have with my husband, it is only a public sign of our marriage. Frankly, what other people thing, doesn't matter to me.

Hope things go well for your dad. It is always difficult to know what to do, or expect, but the main thing is his comfort. Yes, it will be a long journey, indeed. You take care of yourself.

smilintwins - I can empathize with you over the apathy. I, too, am having difficulty getting with it. Unfortunately it has carried over to home - I haven't been out to do any yard work since holidays. The weed are taking over the yard and I just don't care. The next door neighbour, I'm sure is disappointed since he is trying to sell his house.

Kristin - Go to bed! NOW!

Mama - I used to have soooo much difficulty staying away from junk foods when I was trying to lose weight. DH was really good about not keeping cookies, etc. in the house for a while until I adjusted to eating the way that I should. Similar to what cac did. Even now, he tends to buy the things that he really likes, but I don't care for. I think he's in 7th heaven with that because he usually doesn't get any of the treats that I don't like.

Sheila - I sent a post yesterday that disappeared into LA LA Land. Anyway, am sooo glad to hear that you dad is OK. When family members are ill, it is so stressful. You did so well staying OP until the end, but you will bounce back quickly. Stay with it. Good luck on the househunting.

Ruth - Was your tax form on your MAY list? Hmmmm the deadline for filing was April 30... Last Jan., I received a letter from Revenue Canada advising that I did not file the previous year and I had 30 days in which to file. Well, I did file and I received a $352 refund. After explaining all of this to them, they insisted that they did not have any records. Soooo, I sent copies of the file and they sent me another $352 refund...go figure. I was feeling lucky that I didn't owe money. They can just keep sending if they want to.

Jodi - Hi to you. Congrats on the good day yesterday. Take it one day at a time. You can do this. Have a great day.

Weezle - Have a great day at work - the rest of us are having one terrific time.

I paid last night for the bad eating weekend. I was sooooo sick to my stomach all night and I think it was from eating foods that I am not accustomed to eating any longer. There is good news, though. I lost 5 pounds yesterday... Shouldn't lose that way, but it is off and I just have to go on. I will really need to watch when I eat off program foods. They affect me in the most violent ways. At this point, I still have about 2.5 pounds to lose before the end of the month, so it is getting to the point of do-able.

I have been power walking every lunch, but the routine that I am using is feeling too easy. I have decided to kick the workout up from 3mph to 4mph today. I will probably not be in any shape to work this afternoon. I wonder how the boss will take that?

Have a great day, everyone. Take care.
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Barb - We must have been posting at the same time. Hi. Hope everything goes well for Brian tonight. Take care.
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