Welcome all to a thread full of wonderful women taking on the responsibilty of raising a family and trying to take care of themselves too. We look forward to a new day with members, new and old! Please feel free to jump right in and say hello!
Here is a little bit about who we are ...
MichelleRae: Michelle sahm to Taylor 8-25-01 & Teagan 10-13-03 Married 2 years to Zhaun. Plan I'm following is a combined WW and South Beach Diet.
Spryng: 24 y.o. married 6 years. Kids- Ava 4, Bubba (aka Joseph) 3 & Tanner 1. Currently on ww, hit goal in April.
Mompen: Penny 24 y.o. Happily Married & SAHM Momma to three active boys, Hunter 5, Nicholas 4 & Andrew 20 mo. Taking what I learned from WW & South Beach is my way of life.
Sydsmom: Kristin SAHM to Sydney 09-27-01, married almost 2 years to wonderful dh Began Weight watchers mid-July
Cindi: Mom to 6 boys & 1 mean girl. Plan.. No diet for me! Portion control, exercise & lots of water (most days).
Chubba: Geri..Mom to two boys, Will (3) & Tony (1)..married for 4 years to a great guy..following Dr Phil most days!
Ricci sahm to two boys 4 and 5, married 7 years, doing ww
Jill: SAHM of 1 daughter, Bayley, born 9/19/03. Currently trying to lose some of the baby weight I gained with her & need some extra support to help me do so.
Melissa: SAHM of 1 girl (4) and 1 boy (2). Currently watching what I eat and exercising 4-5days a week.
Deana: SAHM of 3 boys and 1 girl. Counting calories, exercising, and drinking lots of water.
Chris: SAHM of Tiana, Kayla and Nicole: ages 11, 5, and 2. Married for 5 years. I live in Billings, Montana. I'm a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer and trying using WW Flexpoints to lose weight.
Gretchen: wife to Matt, Mom to Sean (15) and Jeremy (11). Just starting out with no diet plan except reduced calorie. I'm also a Curves lady!
Roxy: married (21yrs) 4 boys, and 6 girls, have to get serious after last baby. Doing the low-carb thing, drinking lots of water & more exercise.
Stephanie: sahm of 2 boys Timothy(7) and Jack(3) and a new baby girl, Ella(8 months).
(bobsgal) Stephanie: 27 yo SAHM to Brandon(2/18/98) & Kayla(10/20/00)Married to Bob(2/12/99) Work part-time at Home Depot. No specific plan- just exercising & watching
Jeniqua ~ 28 y.o married 6 years to Joe, SAHM to Jasmine 5, Juliesa 4, JT 2. I am looking to lose 40 pounds. I am currently on the SBD to help me reach my goal.
Yep I am moving back to a Fat Chick on the Beach It is the only plan that I have ever been able to stick to. I just got lazy and fell off the wagon.
We will all mess up every once in a while b/c we are having a lifestyle change, not a diet. So in life, we are never perfect. Don't ever feel guilty just move on and keep going! Hope your dd joins you!
It is awesome that you joined the challenge! WOOHOO!
I am thinking of your mom this morning. I sure wish I could come babysit for you so you could stay with her! How long before the results come back??
We all know what you mean about the trips to the grocery with all the kids... NO FUN!
Anyhow, I went to the movies last night w/ Stephanie (BTW, her puter is down ). We saw Constantine! It was good!
We are gonna take the kiddos to Chuck E Cheese or something today b/c dh and I are making a Casino run tonight!
I have two nights to myself! OMG ..... Is the sky falling said Henny Penny
Have a great day!
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
If ever there was a time to be a coffee drinker...it would be now. I am so tired. But the sister's kids are on there way here and Tiana has a game this a.m. too. I just feel exhausted. And darn that hospital food. I looked at the scale this morning and its 199.
Penny-my mom will get the results back Monday or Tuesday. The doctor says it depends on how many lymph nodes they have. They don't know how many they got because they are in clusters in your body. They now have to seperate them from the fat tissue and analyze everyone they have.
Tabitha-Thank you for your prayers too. It's funny. You never think of it happening to someone you love.
Well since no one is awake yet....Good luck to the challengers tomorrow. This ought to be one heck of a contest. I love it! This time, I'm not going to slack off toward the end. I'm going to keep plugging right along even if I get discouraged...
You must act as if it is impossible to fail.
Good morning everyone!
The sun is shining over the tundra here and it looks like it's going to be a wonderful day! My house is clean *gasp* except for the bedrooms of my dear ones. They are doing them today! I only have school uniforms to wash and I'm done! I adjusted my portions yesterday, and all that I really missed was the supper fare. Wahhhh! I have to admit I love my food it's like getting up early, you know it's good for you, but you just want a tinsy bit more. I had what I call Egg Foo Yum it's my own recipe but it can also be a SBD one if the fat is substituted. BTW- no one wanted to eat it until they tried it and said, hey this is really good! Believe me a 3 y.o. won't lie!
1-16 oz bag frozen stir-fry veggies-I used asparagus stirfry
(watchout for veggies not OP)
2 T. Oil, Butter, or ? to sautee in
1/2-1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. sea salt or seasoning salt
1 tsp. parsley flakes
eggs, 2 per adult and 1 per child, beaten
In a skillet, sautee veggies in oil, till heated through but not soggy, let them remain a little crisp. There will be some water in the skillet, that's okay. put all veggies off to one side of the skillet and add beaten eggs to the other side. Let the eggs start to firm somewhat and then blend thoroughly with vegetables. make sure all the eggs are done. Serve.
I had egg noodles as a side for the starchy people, but brown rice would have been better. Eye up portions for yourself I'm allowed 2 cups cooked veggies...so I eat 2 C portion. I eat this sometimes for lunch when I want something quick and easy. Hope you all like it. It tastes better than it looks.
Chris- I am praying for your mom. I hope that they got everything. Yes, cancer is, I think the scariest medical word that we never want to hear. Courage, very much of it is curable now! We are all praying!
Penny-is there anymore word on Michelle and how she's doing? How did that dinner go for that poor family that got hit by the train? Are you starting Sun or today with SBD? Well, good luck to ya!
I have a stinky son to change so I better scoot but I'll ttyl!
Try not. Do or do not, there is no try. -Yoda, jedimaster
Good morning ladies!! We are getting ready to start our day here. The sun is shinning!! We're going shopping and out to lunch..Apple Bee's. I will eat healthy, promise
Chris~ I'm thinking of your mom today soon. I will be saying a prayer for you as well. Let's make this challenge a great one!!
Penny~ I don't have my daughters all weekend either. They are visiting family. So it's just me and my son JT. It was soo quiet last night I didn't know what to do with myself! Yay!! Another SDB memeber..Woo Hoo!! we're going to Rock. Let's get this party started...LOL. Have a great OP day. BTW, That was soo generous of you to bake the cakes to benefit the families..you have such a big heart.
Roxy~ That actually sound very appetizing..lol but it's probably better when you try it like you said..lol. Maybe I'll give it a try anyways. Have a lovely OP day!!
Well I am off but will be back this afternoon..Have a great day everyone!!
Morning Gals! I have to get to work here soon, but just wanted to say hello !!! Hope everyone has a great day! I am so so so so so so ready for the challenge tomorrow, unfortunately I am gaining now this last week, I can't figure it out...ugh,...oh well, starting the plan will be the best thing for me! I can't wait until tomorrow! who-hoo!!
Alright, off to work for me TTYL!
Hey all ......How is everyone doing today! Good morning PEnny, Roxy, Chris, Kristin and Jenny. Have a wonderful day.
Chris, I'm with ya. I am yawning away here and it's noon already. I wish I could drink coffee, but YUCK! Oh I know that hospital food...ewww...anyway, at least you are still in ONederland.
Jeniqua, Hello again! ttyl
Kristin, We are all up a tad. TOM is probably doing it to us. Even though I just had mine I feel like it's coming back. Must be that flush thing. who knows.
Please, if you had any questions go back and see if I've answered them. Also, if you haven't pd your dues.....please send them to chelly or myself. I don't know who has pd michelle, but I have received Roxy's only. Jeniqua, I know you are sending your's in soon though. Tabitha, I know you are sending your's to Michelle on Monday. Also, it's the last day to sign up, so if you want to join us...please do so today, so that if you have any questions we can answer them asap.
This is going to be an exciting challenge girls. Right now there are 9 signed up and I think Penny is joining us. PENNY........R U ??? We said we were going to be partners........
Please note also that there are only 7 weeks listed on the worksheet. I don't know if we are doing 7 or eight. We can change that if necessary as time goes on.
Ok all, back to business here. I've been on this computer for an hour now....time to clean up the house. bbl
WW Scale fully clothed with shoes. WW 10% goal 202, personal short term goal 199.
Chris- I hope your mom is in less pain today, poor thing. I'll keep your family in my prayers.
Roxy- I did give up and just work out with my husband there. It had to happen sooner or later, right?
I was starving for some reason yesterday, and the soup I was making never wanted to come to a boil so I ended up eating chips, candy, and ice cream. Dang! Fortunately, I stuck with baked Ruffles, only one serving of candy, and frozen yogurt instead of the chocolate/caramel ice cream that was calling my name I was afraid to touch the scale, but I'm down another half pound. Yeah, this just starting out on a diet thing is great!
I've ordered a couple of exercise DVDs now... one of them is for bellydancing of all things. I thought I'd try something fun and maybe have something my husband would enjoy once I get it all figured out. Of course, I've reminded him that I am the least coordinated person he knows so he shouldn't expect too much.
Could someone tell me how to join your challange. Penny was telling me about it but I can't seem to find the page to go to. I know it starts tomorrow and I would like to get in on it with you all and start getting to know you.
I am a SAHM as well.
Unless it is Fatal it is no big deal!
Go with what is in your heart and don't sway from that decision and you will be fine.
Live for today because that is the present we are given everyday.
I'm back from the vet...My little furball has a really bad bladder infection. So antibiotics for 2 weeks and then back to the vet for a urine check. She just better quit peeing all over the place.
Carl (my bil) got done with work early so he took Conner and Cole home. I kept Savanna so she could play with Tiana and Kayla for a while. Kelly will be home late from work because he has to do a dishwasher install, so after dinner I'll run up and check on my mom. See if she got any rest at all and if the pain is a little more tolerable.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow. I really want to make a better go of this challenge and not poop out like I did on the other one. My mom's doctor said these surgeries are hardest on overweight people. If I ever have to have surgery, I want to be as healthy as I can. Besides...bikini season is coming. Yah right! I never jumped in a bikini before, I'm not going to now. Shorts would be nice. Show off my white legs.
THe fighting continues....They all have a case of the grumpies. Insanity is an option.
You must act as if it is impossible to fail.
I'm almost ready to roll. I have my exercise all mapped out on a calender. I have a menu planned. I still want to fine tune that one. But I plan on being organized this time around. No more messing around. Me and Melissa are going to be neck and neck if it kills me...
My kids are fighting like crazy today. What do you guys all do when your days go like this? Or do your days go this way? I'm going nuts and my stress level is just going through the roof. Bout to make them all move out.
Okay. Back to the challenge preps for me. Talk to ya in a bit.
You must act as if it is impossible to fail.