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Old 09-01-2007, 03:44 PM   #1
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Cool Thursday Chatters for September

Hello all,
It really is September. There's no nip in the air here in TX. We're getting lots of rain and humidity.

If you are new here, please come on in and stay. We have all followed WW and have weighed on Thursdays. (There is a Thursday Weigh-In Results thread.) Some weigh on different days now but no one is turned away.
We're a great bunch and would love more people here.

Susan, tell us more about this Nutrisystems. I've always wondered how big a portion you get at the meals. Are there snacks? Please tell us all!!!

I'm on day 5 of my medicine. Then, it can take a few more days to work. I do feel better but am so anxious about it not working that I'm making myself crazy.

Okay, everyone talk!

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Old 09-01-2007, 09:39 PM   #2
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Tina, glad you are feeling a little better!!! Tim slept 12 hours last night. Think he needed it? We had one of his favorite meals tonight, so he was a happy camper.

Amy, so good to hear from you! Home alone can have its advantages. I like your new hobby. I need to start thinking about me more than I do other things too. Good for you for going to the gym and WW. I like your attitude about not letting depression get to you. Rewarding yourselves with a girl's vacation after losing 25 pounds sounds great!! No Brownie outfit! Too funny.

Susan, I do miss school a little bit to be honest with you. I miss the teachers and the kids. I think if the jerk of a principal would still be there, I wouldn't miss it at all, but with the new guy last year things were starting to turn around. I don't feel like I made the wrong decision though. My BP is so much better. It just amazes me. Let us know about Nutrisystem. I had gone online and checked that out some time back.

Do you ever have one of those days/nights where you just want to sit down and cry? I'm having one tonight. You would think I'd be in good spirits since Tim's home. Over the summer I started weaning myself off of my depression medication. A couple years ago I was taking 2 a day, then last year went to 1 a day (dr. told me to do that). In July I started taking 1 every other day. In Aug., I went to every third day. Well, last Monday I took the last one. I don't know if it's my imagination that I'm feeling like this or if it's because I stopped taking it. Bob said maybe I should have waited until Tim had been back to school longer before I stopped taking it. I don't know.

I wish we still had the other house, because I'd pack a sleeping bag and take Kramer and just go there and cry. dumb, huh?
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:32 PM   #3
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Tammy, it might be from not taking the meds. However, I also think it's because Tim is back at school. It is so hard letting them go back to school.
I know the feeling all too well.
You are soooo lucky that he loves you and wants to come home. Remember that!
Also, it's that time---menopause. The hormones are decreasing and that doesn't help.
Don't be too fast to get back on the meds. That's my take on it.

I am feeling amazingly good tonight. I hope I'm not jinxing it.
It would be neat if you and Kramer could go back to the old house.

This coming Friday will be the first anniversary of Smokey being gone. I've missed that ball of fur sooooo much. I do not regret our ending his little life because he was in such misery. Okay, I'm gonna cry if I keep this up.

Everyone have a wonderful day tomorrow and Labor Day.
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:26 PM   #4
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Tina, I feel much better today. I'm going to give it a couple weeks without the medicine (unless it gets really nasty), then I'll decide whether to start them again or not. I'm sure Tim going back is part of it, and like you say, menopause!

It's hard to believe that Smokey has been gone a year already. I've thought about what's going to happen to Kramer many times. I've caught him going to the bathroom in the house, and not even coming to get me to go out. I hope that isn't a sign of things that are going to get worse. Luckily, Bob wasn't home either time. He wouldn't be happy at all. He didn't want to bring Kramer to the new house.

Tim has been gone 1 1/2 hours, I've already sent him an email, and I have a postcard ready to stick in the mailbox. Pitiful, aren't I????

It's much warmer here today. I will probably turn the AC on before bedtime. The neighbor has hers on, and it's close to our bedroom window. I can't sleep with the windows shut and no AC. Sweat hog here!!
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:47 PM   #5
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It's a beautiful day!!! There's no rain, yet.

I miss my exercising. I think I'll start back to walking some, on Tuesday. (I'm talking about in the house on the treadmill, of course.)
Whatever this gyn gave me seems to be working.

Tammy, you are not silly sending Tim an e-mail and writing to him already. You are lucky that you can e-mail. David didn't have a computer at school. We did get some sort of phone deal and talked all the time.

Is anyone doing something special for Labor Day?

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Old 09-02-2007, 07:25 PM   #6
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I'm so glad that the meds are working for you!!! Woo hoo!!! I need to find my Leslie Sansome cd Walking off the pounds or whatever it was called. I think I'd like to start doing that again. I also need to get out the yoga cd that I bought ages ago.

After I sent the message that I had emailed and written a postcard, Tim called when he got to school and we talked for about 10 minutes. It really is nice. He and I are so close. Bob mentioned earlier that he thought maybe next weekend or the next that I'd drive to Muncie or meet Tim halfway. We did that a couple times last year.

Nothing special here for tomorrow. I would like to get some cupboard doors painted so we can get them ON the cupboard! Bob did the rest of the cupboard ages ago, and the doors and drawer still aren't finished. It is a pie safe that belonged to my grandmother, then my mother. Tim knows it will be his someday. It has been white for so many years, but we decided to spiffy it up a bit. It is now hunter green on the outside and tan on the inside. We have it on the enclosed porch. We chose the color because it goes with the color of the glider and chair that we have.

Have I even mentioned that I love my porch? I loved the one at the old house, so I was glad that we built this one on.

I'm rambling again.
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:08 PM   #7
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Hi,

Tina, Glad you are feeling a little better! No rain here, it's suppose to tomorrow. It's hard to believe that it's been a year! Sweet Smokey.

Tammy, I would miss school too (I think). I agree with Tina about Tim. I too tried to wean myself off of my depression medicine. I found myself crying about 3 times in a week. That's when Amy and my older sister said "You aren't ready yet." I thought I could do it but upped my dosage to the regular amount and felt much better. I've resigned myself that if I have to take it forever, then I will!

Ok, here is the scoop on Nutrisystems. You select your nutrisystem food along with other stuff.
Breakfast : Nutrisystem food, fruit, dairy or protein
Lunch: Nutrisystem food, 2 veggies, salad or fruit, dairy
Snack: fruit and protein
Dinner: Nutrisystem food, veggies, salad
Snack: Nutrisystem dessert

The portions are not large but they are very satisfying. I think it helps with portion control. So far I haven't found anything that I don't really like. Here is the funny thing, Pat doesn't know that I'm doing it. I ordered it, had it sent to school. I have in the cabinet that he never opens. He hasn't even noticed. Like today we were out and about..... so I ate where we were. I just made sure that I didn't over do it. I figured I had to do something.

My older sister said that a nurse that works with her had done it and lost 40 pounds. She had done both Jenny Craig and Nutrisystems and liked it better. So I figured I would give it a try for several months. I'll keep you posted on the progress. You can go to the website and sign up even though you aren't doing the program.

I am very proud of Amy for making herself first. She deserves it!!!
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:10 AM   #8
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Susan, I"ve tried to wean off of the meds before, but I always went back on when school started in the fall. My mood was much worse then than it is this time, so I think this time it is just a combination of things. I was good all day yesterday, and today I'm fine except for the fibro pain that I'm having.

It sounds like you get plenty to eat on Nutrisystems. I may have to check it out again. Right now I'm doing the counting calorie routine, and it has been ok. I plan to get started in aerobics and see if I lose any before dropping my total calories for the day. I've gone over a few days in the past week, so I haven't lost anything. No gain, so that's a good thing!!
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:01 PM   #9
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Hi,
This was an exciting weekend. Pat declared it "No Chore weeekend", we mowed Friday so we got that all done. Saturday we ran around and then cooked out. Yesterday, we got in the car and headed West, the entire trip was about 5 1/2 hours long. We like to do just go exploring. We really didn't find much this time. But it was fun. Today, we went to the Outlet mall to one store. Then we decided to work in a flower bed (it was elective Ended up that we rebuilt the flower bed, dug out all of the dirt and then planted beautiful flowers. It looked so pretty.

We went out to dinner at Applebees. We laughed because are shared our sandwich and have been lately. We said "we must be getting old"

Hope ya'll had a good Labor day.
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:45 PM   #10
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Hi all,
Wow, Susan it sounds like you had a really fun holiday weekend.
There was no working in our yard today. It was raining. Larry did mow Saturday morning (before more rain started).
What store did you go to in the outlet mall? I love the Mikasa stores.

We went to the park this afternoon. It was rainy and there were so many people. We just sat in our car and people-watched.
Tonight we had Pizza Hut pizza. I did not count points today.

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Old 09-04-2007, 06:52 AM   #11
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A no chore weekend is great!!! We sometimes take off like that, and it is so much fun! Just spending time together is good even if you don't do anything exciting. Would you like to come and do flowers for us???? Splitting a sandwich is a great idea. We do that sometimes too.

Tina, isn't people watching a blast?? I love to do that when we go to the casinos. I haven't been to Pizza Hut since earlier in the summer.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:44 AM   #12
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I hope we all survived the holiday weekend.

Susan, what kind of protein do you have for a snack? That diet sounds interesting. Keep us posted on your progress.

Tammy, how are you feeling? I hope you don't have to go back on your meds.

Terry, where are you? Chantal, don't just read, post. And, Maureen, come back to us.
Amy, I bet your house is quiet during school hours.
I'm afraid some of our newer members don't know we changed to a new month. I put a "warning" on the August thread.

I'm going to drink water today. I've been getting down 6 glasses a day for a few days. Yea for me.
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:51 PM   #13
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Tina, I'm feeling good! Last night I was a mess because we had to take Kramer to the vet and they kept him overnight for tests. Test results all came back ok, and he is a totally different dog than when I took him in. He's on a couple different meds. Must run in the family!

I've been doing good with the water too!
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Old 09-05-2007, 05:45 PM   #14
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Tammy, I'm sorry about Kramer being sick. What meds is he taking?
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He is on an antibiotic, and he has to have an anti-diarhea medicine squirted in his mouth. The vet told me that Kramer isn't real thrilled with that one, so I'm sure I'll have fun later giving it to him. NOT!! He also takes phenobarbital for seizures that started on 9/11. We just had him in a few weeks ago for vomiting, so they ran lots of tests to check his kidneys and liver to make sure everything is functioning correctly.

I'm ready to head for water aerobics. It will be good to see everyone!!!
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