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Old 05-03-2004, 02:38 PM   #1
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Welcome to a thread devoted to those who have the ultimate job of taking care of their family. Here you will find wonderful women raising a family and trying to find time to take care of themselves and their weight too. So if you are a SAHM jump right in and say hello and to all you who have been here before I look forward to a new day with you!!
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Spryng- Could you possibly have gallstones? The pain you are describing sounds like how I felt after I had a gallbladder attack. Just maybe something you might wanna check into I'm concerned for you is all. Now if that pain gets worse you better call that ambulance and get ur butt to the hospy before my fat butt comes down there and drags you to the ER myself lol jk

Julie - I love living here it is so beautiful and peaceful (well mostly) we do live in one of the bigger cities in the state, its not huge by any means but the valley (which consists of several smaller towns) has about 35000 people. The schools are good, the crime rate is relatively low and the cost of living isnt too bad. For instance we just bought a 3 bedroom home with 1900+ sf livable space on a corner lot fenced backyard for 110,000. thats just to give you an idea of the economy around here lol. I find that I am loving South Beach diet I feel like I'm eating sooo much food but on the first day I came in at 927 calories for the day and yesterday was 1093 calories and I feel stuffed and totally satisfied but it could also be my medication doing its job. lol
Ok I need to go straighten up my kitchen I will talk to you guys later!!

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Just a quick note. Spryng, let us know how you're feeling. I know what you mean about in-law's, kind of. If it were do or die situation I'd have so many of them here now, they wouldn't hesitate. But just basic babysitting, they are always busy or they forget and make other plans or whatever. Like I said if it were serious I could count on them but otherwise it's like their life is more important or something. For instance, I was talking to MIL on Friday just talking, telling her that my next two weekends were so busy and I was hoping dh was gonna be there to help me, she said I can't this weekend, but let me know about next weekend. Two days later she was making plans with some of her other family to go to the casinos next weekend. Two days after telling me she was available, luckily I made other plans. I just can't count on them always. My dh told me I needed to get back to the doc to have my cholesterol rechecked but I don't know when to go. I don't have a sitter during the day. Although his g-ma and my MIL work in a home office, they are like never there and always busy even though it may not concern "work". I'm jabbering.

Michelle, two cups of coffee huh??? I'm good after 3 cups and not the least bit jittery. I remember those 2 cup days though, it tends to become more and more cups all the time and the coffee tends to become stronger and stronger, it's funny how that happens.

Cindi, glad you're not worried about me anymore, I told y'all I'd be okay.

I have done my basic routines, but I can't be up on my foot much. It hurts and everytime I am it starts to bleed. I was wearing socks and shoes this morning and noticed it was white and puffy because it wasn't getting any air. I'm doing little things, so I can sit and let it breathe some too.

Anyway, I'll check in later. TTYL
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Old 05-03-2004, 05:57 PM   #4
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Hello again!
Crystal, I am feeling better after my nap. Thank you all so much for checking in on me. It brought tears to my eyes knowing you all actually care I just feel sore now but I'm walking better and getting up doesn't kill me as much. So I think I will be fine. I'm not going to tan tonight though so I can rest.
Michelle, I don't know anything about gallstones. Does the pain go away on it's own or does it get worse? Because mine is getting better as the day goes on. And I do promise to go to the ER if the pain gets worse, lol. You won't need to drag me there but the company would be nice!! And about the potty training, I did that with my daughter too. I tried 3-4 times before she was actually ready. The day she was ready she did it on her own without coaching and didn't have many accidents from then on. I truly believe that if you try too early all you do is train yourself and stress yourself out.
Julie, I made the shepherds pie low in fat by using Boca Crumbles instead of ground beef and fat free cheese... came out to 6 pts for 1/4 of the pie so it will be alot of food for me! lol. I like when it works out that way. It smells really good so I can't wait to try it.
Well, don't have much planned for this evening. Watching The Swan and that is about it. What are you all watching tonight or doing tonight? I know Geri will be having fun celebrating with her little boy! TOM will hit me this upcoming weekend and I'm starting to feel PMSey on top of it all and hungry! I want sugar!!!! LOL. But I'm winning that battle. Well, guess I'll check in later!
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Geri - You have such a great attitude. Enjoy your ds 3 birthday. I told dh that I wanted a bike for mothers day, so that I can take JW to the park this summer. I think I am going to have more fun this summer than he is. Prayers go out to you and your family.

Cindi - Way to go with the lunges and abs. I think I will do some tonight. I read this article and I am an all or nothing exerciser. If I can't get at least 45 min in, I don't think it is worth it. Every step counts. I would go with the dr scale, since that is where you got the first weigh in. With LA, since it is 3 times a week, I will just take there weigh in.

Penny - Now what are the carbs on that recipe. Aren't you doing South Beach? LOL I had 1/2 of potato as my carb for dinner. I am so hungry right now. Trying not to think of it.

Crystal - So sorry about the belt buckle. I can't wait until I am back to wearing belts again. Haven't wore one since the baby.

Michelle - How long with the dr let you take Meridia? Does your ins cover it? it is so nice to have a good cost of living. Charleston is unreal to live in. Houses here are $110 a square ft.

Sarah - I am Melinda, mom to John Wesley, 8 months. I am still nursing. 3 weeks, be careful and give your body sometime to recover from the preg. The weight will come off. We are here for support. Dh is bad about eating junk, but he needs to lose weight too. I figure if I do not have it in the house he can not eat it.

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Spryng, How was the pie? Feeling any better?

Crystal, Take it easy on that foot! Flylady would be saying I told ya so!! You need those shoes on!!

Melinda, I try to do at least 100 crunches a day and the other toning stuff, too. I don't always get a chunk to do cardio, so I have to do something. Of course I WANT to go with the Dr. scale, it was the better weight!I am wondering if mine is 5 off, so I am going to try to find a way to test it. The next time I have an unopened bag of sugar, I'll be sure! LOL!!

Michelle, I am not on any diet meds, I take Synthroid and the meds for diabetes. I have taken Adipex before and I always lose, but end up gaining again. I think they all make me jittery and I will go DAYS with very little sleep. When I do sleep, it's just dozing, no good sleep at all. I don't know if meridia is the same.

Welcome Sarah, you found a great place to jump in. I am Cindi, mom to 7, and I have lost 18 pounds or so with the encouragement of these ladies over the past 5 weeks or so. Stick around, you will love it!

I had a grilled burger, but we didn't have enough buns...so I didn't get mine! YAY! I did so good, I was SOOOOOO hungry and I didn't get anything at the store to "hold me over" like I use to. I think I am finally GETTING IT! I hope to have a week with no slips, haven't had one lately. I made salad today with real lettuce instead of the bagged stuff, it was so much better!! I had forgotten how good the old fashioned stuff was!

Geri, I hope your day went as well as you hoped for the birthday boy, all things considered!

Check back before bed, if all goes well.

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Old 05-03-2004, 09:42 PM   #7
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Lightbulb Hey, Let's make a plan!

Wouldn't it be cool if we could reward our efforts with a gathering one day???

I think that would be the ultimate reward and would work twice as hard to make it happen.

I don't know how practical that would ever be for any of us, but it was a WONDERFUL thought!
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Geri I hope your son had a great b-day. They grow so so fast . I sometimes wish mine were newborn again just to smell them and that sweet breath of theirs .

Michelle I did here that the cost of living is pretty good there. And I heard the bbq from shows on Food TV is really good. I love bbq sauced chicken, ribs and all that good stuff. I really never felt hungry on the SB diet either. If you ever have any questions about it, just ask.

Spyrng I hope your shepards pie turned out and the kids liked it. I never tried those crumbles. Are they soy? Husband has a really hard time eating anything made with soy. I will try and talk him into it. Tonight we had mexican lasanga. It was great. Now with gallstones I think you get pain that goes to your back or upper shoulder? Atleast that is what my mom said once when I was telling her I had a terrible stomach ache. Maybe try finding out some information on them on the internet. I know its hard to worry about your health and money at the same time. Take care.
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Hello ladies,

Spryng, so glad you're feeling better.

Cindi, I vote for meeting in Hawaii...or the Bahamas...or Fl or somewhere warm! Actually, it would be great someday.

Melinda has Dh given up on SB? How's his butt? I like the bike idea. I can't wait until it warms up for good here. The wind has been coming off of the lake and it has been chilly! It was 32 this morning.

Crystal..hope that foot heals soon or that may be a dr visit for you! At least then you could have that cholesterol checked I'll have a chat with Dh if you'ld like I'm so very lucky that my Mom is near (and moving even closer). She's almost always available to help me out.

Michelle...are the salaries comperable to the cost of living? $110,000 seems low for that size house. But then again in the last 2-3 years our housing prices have shot through the roof! I bought my 1st house for $85k in 1996 and sold it in 2003 for almost $130k...ofcourse we had to pay much more for this one but we also got 1/2 acre. I would love to visit Montana someday too.

Sarah, welcome I'm Geri mom to Will who's 3 today and Tony who'll be 1 in a few weeks. I had an awful day yesterday...but today was wonderful. Will rode his new bike and we had a nice simple dinner with both grandmas. I've been married for almost 4 years (on the 13th) and I'm the old lady of the group at 40.

Hi Ginny...can't wait till you're back full time.

Dh started his 4 day week of 3rd shift tonight so I get the whole bed to myself Of course I'll miss him...but it's only for 4 nights so I can pretend it's a vacation!! I think it's supposed to be warmer tomorrow so we'll try to be outside and quiet so he can sleep. I told him to wear ear plugs 'cause the boys are rarely quiet for long. If they are they're into something He's doing a wonderful job on the deck. After he gets the framing up then he calls the inspector and then can put on the decking boards and rails. It's looking great so far. We can't stain it until next year so it's going to look like green treated lumber this year but that's OK. Then we'll start on the other 100+ projects we need to do

Well, that's about it for now. I got the 4 mile walk in this morning and then ate a couple of the cupcakes that Will made. Tomorrow I'll haul out the vac and find all the jimmies that Will got all over. He had a good time though. I can't believe he's 3!!! He was pretty good most of the day too.

Goodnight...I'll talk to you tomorrow. Hi to all else out there.
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Alright I'm checking in one last time tonight.

Spryng, I've had my gallbladder taken out. The pain does go away on it's own. My pain was low in my abdomen and at one point was so bad I threw up. That time I did go to the ER and was waiting and waiting and waiting and after several hours just like that the pain stopped. So I went home before I was seen to. Finally after one or two more attacks, I had it checked and that was it. Had it removed.

Cindi, just so you'll know. I wasn't wearing my shoes because it was 930 at night. I was in pj's. And your idea about meeting one day is wonderful. I had thought of that myself too. You never know.

Melinda, don't worry it wasn't my belt. It was dh's.


Geri, my mom lives close, but she still works 5 days a week. So does my MIL. My mom says she's retiring in 4 more years when she turns 55 and she'll be around alot more. Can't wait for that.

Okay girls. As for me, I'm doing better today. Got my routines done but not much more than that. I had to let my foot rest and get some air and had errands to run in town. I've eaten well today and had lots of water but maybe not ENOUGH. Didn't get to exercise, I was up getting things done until just a bit ago and with my foot I couldn't do much walking. I have my bookfair this weekend and I will lose some more weight by then even if it's only 1 or 2 lbs. Well girls, I guess that wraps it up for me. I hope the rest of you have a good one. TTYL
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You know, once I had on my lace up shoes with my PJs, maybe you should consider that! I was taking the kids to school and didn't have to get out! I was quite comfy, but less than attractive!!!! I might have combed my hair, but I doubt it. Just a glimpse of my Pre Flying days!! Scary!!

I also had to do that when I broke my toes to protect them from further injury! That was when I realized what a great idea those shoes are, I broke them on a rug that I left rolled in the hallway for waaay too long!!

We should think about some of the embarrassing things we did pre Flylady and post them for a good laugh! We could all use one most of the time!

Gotta run, be back sometime!!

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Hi everyone!!

Sarah - I do live in Kalispell lol I wonder if I know any of your relatives.

Spryng - Gall pain comes and goes I've had attacks where they start and I immediately drop to my knees and then I"m perfectly fine 15 minutes later. If you get the pain after eating a heavy fatty meal it could cause an attack although I'm sure that you aren't eating a lot of fat

Melinda - Well I do know that some people use meridia to maintain weight too and I think I can take the meridia til I get to my healthy weight from what I understand.

Cindi - I take synthroid too 50 mcg a day, good to know there is another thyroid patient here Meridia hasn't made me jittery at all yet although I was jittery today but I think it was the 2 cups of coffee I drank, I just started having some coffee in the morning so my body isnt used to the caffeine shock.

Julie - the cost of living here is pretty good no really outrageous prices on anything but land lol and even thats not too bad.

Geri - The Salaries are comparable to the cost of living for the most part. It is soo beautiful here you should come for a visit I'll take you on a tour I'm so glad you had a wonderful day with Will you really deserved a good day!!

I agree with Cindi I think we should some time have a SAHM's long weekend getaway!! It may not be realistic for us but it really is fun to think about

Ok girls I need to go eat some supper I'll post again in a lil bit .

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Wow! Alot of posts since I checked in last. Let me try to address everyone...

Michelle, I did some research on gallbladder attacks and it didn't fit the pain I was having. My pain was very low (I swear it was my ovaries) and I had sooo much pressure inside my *you know what* so I know it had to do with my reproductive system. I read up on ruptured cysts and it concerned me because sometimes the fluid can be blood and it can be fatal. But you won't know until you get checked out. Well I called my SIL to see if she would sit with the kids tomorrow so I could run to the hospital and it was one excuse after another and she made me feel like such a burden, etc so I told her not to worry about it that I was fine and hung up. I do feel better tonight so maybe it's just fine. That site said the majority of the time you feel pain until the body can absorb the fluid that came out of the cyst, so maybe that is what I am feeling. And no, I didn't eat a fatty meal, quite the opposite so that couldn't have triggered anything.
Cindi, I would love to hear about everyone's emabarassing moments!! great idea! I don't really have any... not any I can think of tonight. I did fall into the tub yesterday when I was cleaning out my linen closet. It wasn't embarassing, just painful, lol.
Crystal, I hope your foot feels better tomorrow. I never wear shoes inside so flylady would be dissapointed in me, but I'm an old country girl and shoes don't fit with me inside the house.
Geri, do you normally sleep alone on vacation?? Enjoy that big bed to yourself!! I know I do. The first night Dh comes home I have a hard time sleeping because I'm so used to being in the middle of the bed and sprawled out. But I do like to have him home. Maybe we should get a bigger bed, lol.
Julie, yes those crumbles are soy. in something like that pie you can't taste a difference. I use them in everything from tacos to hamburger helpers. I have nothing against the real meat but if it will save me a pt or two I will go for it, lol. I'm stingy with my points. And the shepherds pie came out ok. I think next time I'll use the brown gravy instead of the cream of mushroom soup. Tanner loved it though but the other two picked out what they liked and left alot on their plates.

Well I enjoyed The Swan tonight. Did anyone else see it? I thought the blonde was such a whiner. If I was flown there and given all those surgeries for free along with a personal trainer, etc I would have nothing negative to say. I'm glad she didn't make it into the pageant because her attitude sucked. But I did think she was prettier than the other one.
Well, I am so hoping tomorrow I wake up and feel like me again. The pain is almost completely gone tonight. Just a little sore when I get up and start moving but then it quickly fades so that is progress!! I did eat a couple chocolates tonight to curb my sweet tooth (blame TOM!! LOL) but all within my plan. I know my WI this friday won't be accurate anyway so I'm not worried about it. (not that I am going off plan or anything because I'm not) well... I need to get in bed. TTYL!
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I will address everyone personally tomorrow but I say HOW RUDE !!!!!!!!! to spryngs sil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wish I could come help you! I would! HUGS TO YOU!

Just wanted to tell ya michelle and I are chating if you wanna go to the chatroom!
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Morning gals. Not too many posts since my last one, lets see if I can do this from memory...

Sarah, yes I've lived in Texas my entire life. Here in Terrell since I was in 1st grade. In fact, I only live about 5 minutes or so from the house I grew up in. I do love Texas, I've always wanted to go somewhere else though. No where particularly just somewhere. But I think most people feel like that at some point. I would pick up and move any time, but I have my family here and I know that I wouldn't be happy if I really did move. I'm Texas at heart, what can I say. The only complaint is the weather. My son has asthma and the weather changes is what effects most of the time. We can be at 50 one day the next is 80. That's the only complaint. I sure hope you like it here. We're only about 30 minutes from each other. Maybe one day we can meet up and have lunch or something. I'd love to have a new friend. I don't have many.

Spryng, please let us know how you're feeling today and don't spare our feelings, you tell us exactly how you feel. And yes, that was awful of your SIL. Does she have any kids? Does your dh realize that's how she is? I feel like I can't complain at all about my family. I have a sitter almost anytime I need one, but I just feel guilty when I do get one if it's not for anything serious. Hope you had a good night.

Geri, well now you have a 3 year old. You can't use that excuse, "He's 2!!!" I don't know about you but I use that excuse alot about Ally and she's fixing to be 3. Hope your uncle and mom are doing better, what ever that may mean.

Michelle, have you had your gallbladder removed? If you have those attacks even sometimes, you should. Since having mine removed I do not have a single problem. Now my sister had hers removed and still has to be careful around anything too spicy.

Cindi, I would have to think really hard about anything embarrasing before flylady. Not that there isn't anything, but I probably tried too hard to forget them that I did forget them.

I hope I didn't miss anyone. Hi to Ginny, Penny, Julie, Ricci and anyone else I missed.

As for me, I slept soso. My foot is much better. Just alittle sore, but with shoes on I think I'll be fine. Not that I like to complain and I normally don't, I have a toothache that keeps leading to a headache. I don't go to the dentists unless I can't eat the pain is so bad and it's not. I'll just keep taking the aspirin and it will go away sooner or later. I may have some more errands to run in town today. I sure hope not, but I think I'll have to go to Walmart at some point. Otherwise, I'm gonna catch up on some of that flylady stuff. Well, I hope you girls have a great day. TTYL
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