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Old 07-29-2010, 04:28 PM   #31  
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REDhank you for sharing that difficult story with us, so many of us have memories of being made fun of, thought of "less than", humiliation..... And as Dear Ona said, society can really bring you down.
We are the last group that it's ok to be non-PC with. Although I can be the MOST un-PC person in the world cause I cannot help what others think of me. I am Me, a work in progress, constantly changing, hopefully for the better. I do not buy into all that PC crappolla.
But what I mean is, people still think it's okay to poke fun of, ignore, shun, bully, patronize etc. the vertically challenged. (meaning if I was 10 feet tall, my weight would probably be about right).
So we got THAT to deal with, and then there is that little voice in our own heads that sometimes WON'T SHUT the HELLMAN's UP, so we got THAT to deal with, then there are those who love us but do the ol "you got such a pretty face, if only you would XYZ" thing, we got THAT to deal with...so we end up (hopefully) at a place like this. You bring so much inspiration to all of us RED and you knew a thread like this was needed, I just already feel like I've known you for a long time.
I love that, when people just click. Like we were best buds in a past life or something. So glad I'm a 'keeper".
I am learning how to love myself more and feed my soul, as I do that, my physical hunger seems to fall more and more into place. Over in the thread about funny stuff about being overweight I wrote about being at Krogers with Larry and being in line emptying our cart.
He was in front of the cart and i was at the handle bar end reaching down and putting stuff on the belt.
There were 3 girls behind me, looked about 18-20, you know the type, all about hair and nails and constantly having to "impress" their peers....
All of a sudden I heard one of them say "wonder how she got that fat". I turned around looked them all in their faces and said "by making fun of fat people".
I then turned around and continued what I was doing. Did not hear another peep out of them.
Probably scared them into thinking it is contagious like that.
Larry did not hear the whole exchange, but as we were walking out I told him and we laughed so hard all the way out to the truck.
But as I think about it, and other stories I have seen on here and other things that have happened to me or were said to me. I have come to the realization that we are the lucky and the blessed.
Because I believe it all comes down to intent.
We have all done and said things that were taken the wrong way,but there was no ill intent behind it.
But when we intentionally set out to hurt someone, sabotage them, bring them down...we really are hurting ourselves.
And it seems that when we have such a struggle to be accepted, and to learn to accept ourselves, we are blessed with the opportunity to work through a challenge and learn so much from a difficult lesson. And part of the lesson is that the people who said those things that have the ill intent to hurt us because of the way we physically look are the ones missing out.
They are the sad ones, the ones who deserve our sympathy. because if they do not change their intent, they are doomed to live superficial lives. They will remain shallow and petty, missing out on wonderful people and what they have to offer because of their shallowness.
We ARE the Champions my friend...and WE'LL go on fighting 'till the end.....Love was a hard word for me for a lot of years, but I love you RED. And I thank you. You are the POPPIN RED QUEEN.


Ashley: AHHH the 'ol "old picture downer", been there, seen that. HOW DARE THOSE POUNDS SNEAK UP ON ME !!! They are sneaky too. Well, we are just gonna have to show 'em who's BOSS!!! thats what. it is really a great lesson you are teaching those girlies. That we are going to do something about problems that come up, and even if we can't solve them overnight, we stick with it till we do.
I think as long as the emphasis is on health, and not negative body image, it really is a great way to teach being good to yourself, staying positive and finding your way to health. Also great inspiration in learning how to plan good menus and shopping trips. I miss my kids so much and the fun we used to have going out and doing everyday things. Darn growing up.


Maria: LOVE the new avatar. You really can feel the love pinging back and forth between you two. I love seeing people in love. He sounds like the most perfect sweetheart for you.
And I bet your garden looks so lovely with those mushroom lights. They are the coolest. Are they solar powered?
While I do not have a phobia about drinking water, I do have a hard time getting it all in. My weight loss doctor went on and on about soda and how many calories I could save just by not drinking soda...when I said "I do not drink soda" I thought he was gonna cry because he did not know what to say to a over 300 pound woman WHO DID NOT DRINK SODA!!! hahahaha
I like crystal light sometimes. I do have an 8 oz really pretty cobalt blue juice glass that i keep next the water filter. Every time I go into the kitchen the rule is to drink at least one glass full. Being out in the yard and practically frying is helping with the water drinking it seems.
Yay! on keeping almost all that TOM weight at bay.


Stella: That food you mentioned in the fajita style....SO GONNA be made here after next grocery trip. I am not on Atkins per se but I am on a mostly South Beach WOE and i do watch the carbs.
That dish would be good for anyone though because it has so much protein.
I would love one day to have a wii, I have heard the exercises are so much fun.
We have a Playstation 2 and when I told my son that I love to play the car racing games and got a steering wheel and foot pedals for it, he about flipped. Kind of like when he saw me spit a long distance once and freaked because as he put it "wow mom you spit like a man" hahahaha

Heather; If you are a loser this week after upping your calories for a couple of days, then you might want to look into "calorie shifting". it is a WOE that keeps your metabolism on its toes. it never settles and plateus into thinking it has to change its set point into betwwen a certain number of calories. And thus going into a type of starvation mode. By upping the calories a day or two here and there, the body thinks it can release more weight as it is not only going to have 14-15 hundred a day every day. Body builders use "calorie shifting". Glad you are hanging in there with us and posting to the thread.

Learn: Haha yep you are so right. When I saw it the other day after the long walk, I got off and got back on a couple times. Had not seen a 2 in front for so long it looked foreign to me, like I was on a Chinese scale or something ( well it probably is a Chinese scale, everything is made over there it seems). But i am happy it is there. Now to KEEP it there...for awhile...till he 100's...
Love the story about your son. Such a Mom and Son moment.He sounds like a pretty cool kid.
And it really is heartwarming to hear our SO complimenting us when they think we are not around. Bet your heart just swelled.
My Larry is a musician. A blues man. He comes from a long line of musicians. His uncle Bob played with Tommy Dorsey for awhile. His dad played in a few bands in the 40's too. His other uncle ( the only one still living) played banjo right up until a couple years ago at the Old Opry Playhouse in Springfield. We went to see him a few times. Larry has inherited tons of instruments from his uncles and dad. And we have a recording studio he built complete with a soundproof vocal booth. I have been learning to play the guitar and bass for a few years now and we love to play and sing together. My favorite though is when we sit outside by the bon fire and he plays the acoustic guitar and sings just for me....swoooon.
So Glad you are Popping.


Ona: Miss you too, I love reading your stuff. i am low carbing too and you are an inspiration to me. You chicky sista talk the good talk and you walk the good walk. I love how you did not let things get you down, focused on your accomplishments and carried on. Big SMOOCHIES to you.
thank you for thinking of us when you did the extra laps.

gg: Thank you, and yes, I got off that scale and had to go tell Lary right away. Got my big hug.
You have really done so well with your weight. You too are an inspiration.

Shannon ; Thank you and you are doing great too. You will get there, you are well on your way.

Linda: WELCOME you are in a good place here. Just a good place to visit everyday for empowerment, support, sharing and lifting up.

Well my positive for the day is...I have gotten comfortable enough on the treadmill to add......
HAND WEIGHTS..YAY!!! So now I can do something with these arms and hands instead of holding onto the side bars. ( treadmill used to be in a physical therapy dept in a hospital so it has these huge handrails on the sides). I mastered being able to walk and chew gum at the same time a few years back so it was only a matter of time till I had the hand weight thing down.
I am adding a veggie and fruit and a little more carb here and there to my WOE. Cantaloupe is one thing dear to me. Been getting more and more physical in the yard.
Thank goodness most of these acres are woods, Larry and I cut the grass today and if we would have had to do any more it probably would not have gotten done. While less humid, it was still hot when you were moving around. But sweating is a good thing.
I did get in the greenhouse and tied up a bunch of tomato plants that are getting huge. And I played matchmaker to more cucumber blossoms. I have to hand pollinate the cukes. I love working in there, nothing like home grown.
Last night for dinner, we had.....nothing. It was funny because I just did not feel like cooking anything, I was full from our "tea time" we have each afternoon around 3, but I was still going to fix the Mister a turkey burger and salad. But he said he wasn't hungry. WOW, he hardly ever says that. So we had Turkey burgers for breakfast hahaha. (and he did end up eating a half sandwich with a handful of dry roasted peanuts before bed).
I fixed a protein smoothie and a few flatbread crackers with a smear of neufchatel cheese and turkey pastrami along with a few chunks of cantaloupe for tea time, then we each had a cup of coffee after that. We love our coffee. I just will not ever give that up. Take away chocolate, my soft bed, my telephone, even my push-up bra....but DO NOT touch my coffee.
That time is special with my husband. We sit out on the little deck in front of my studio and talk, listen to the birds, make lists, eat and drink and enjoy relaxing. If it's too hot we sit in the living room and watch Ricky Pickles and Teddy play tug of war with an old necktie from the 70's that seems to be the strongest necktie in the world. Then usually Mikey will do a little bark, which turns into a little howl and Ricky will run over and start howling, then Teddy and Jackeddy joins in...then Larry and I. We all have a good howl together. It may seem a bit nutty, but dogs look at the family as a pack, and it really seems to bring us all closer together. The boys just love it.Really need to get a video camera, I know our howl time would be a youtube viral sensation.
It's hard to believe this man that I have known since 1970 will be 65 in a few months. When I look at him I still see that young hottie.
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Thanks Diane I have my days.I've been threw so much in my life,I'd be slap crazy,homeless or dead...if I'd let things get me down.Must keep a positive attitude.
What about getting a 1 liter bottle or something bigger to hold more water, to take outside w/you? You'd drink more water.Your description of your tea time sounds so relaxing. that's a special time,i can tell.that's nice.
Man..way-to go w/the weighs !!! using weights while walking the treadmill now that's impressive.I'd be done fell down
Good job!!!! calling out those kids.I bet your veggies are really nice.It must be so rewarding to plant something,watch it grow then eat it.You are every woman in one Is there anything you can't do.

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And a lovely Thursday evening to you all!

Heather - Looks like you are gonna be a water baby like Learn! I have always wanted to try water aerobics but I'm not all that thrilled about gettin in a swim suit in front of strangers!! Maybe one day I will be brave enough! Congrats as well on making smart choices at mickeyd's!! You are doing great! I know that scale is gonna plummet in a downward spiral!

woodgal - Glad to see you back! If you want to slide down this way when you are done with all your home improvements, I could use some help here! BIG CONGRATS and for gettin under 300!! I would luv to be there and I will be one day! You are makin it happen chicklet! So proud of ya! Just ran across your other post while I was going down the list and all I can say is WOW!! You are pretty inspirational yourself! I would have loved to have been in the store with you! I would have rolled in the floor laughing! I'll bet they never say another word about an overweight person for fear that they will blow up! Serves them right!! I have watched people that I went to school with and most of the ones that made so much fun of me are the ones who made fun of me! Oh yeah part of me wants to go haha yep but at the same time I feel for them because I know how it feels! I found my wii on craigslist but they have that same ddr game for ps2 too because my cousin has one and that's how I got started! It's so much fun you don't even think of it as exercise. WTG on workin it on the treadmill. Never been a treadmill/walkin person. If it isn't something I will enjoy, I have a hard time sticking to it. Man you do have a coffee fetish huh? I will never try to take your coffee long as you have enough to share I'm glad that you have that hubby time. Mine drives a truck and is usually not home through the week. We're used to it though!

Ags - I'm right there with ya girl!! I got tired of being made fun of so instead of doing anything about it, I got in the habit of making jokes before anybody else or when they would make nasty comments, I would just laugh along with everybody else all the while, trying not to cry! I am OVER that now and am on my way to doing something about it!! Your story had me in tears! I can't stand rude punks like that. It just shows their upbringing or lack thereof! We are on the fast track to health now but regardless, we are strong, beautiful women and if people don't like it, that's their loss!

Maria - Luv luv luv that avatar pic!! you guys are too cute! Thanks for the baby wishes! We have been married for 6.5 years and never did anything to prevent pregnancy so I just figured it wasn't time. I have a feeling that will change soon!! Nope, didn't get that nap! Oh well, time marches on! Good for you for gettin that water in! CONGRATS on your loss! TOM might as well pack his bags! He has no power here!! We are lean mean weight loss machines!! An anniversary cruise sounds so romantic! You can do it girl! Oh yeah, thanks for that recipe. I will def have to try it!

Learn - I am in the mountains of NC....of course you want to come!!! Yep, I will be making that chili salad this weekend for hubs! I almost can't wait either. I'm sure it will be delish! I did get a little dancing in today but not much between hubs calling and my best friend calling and telling me that she is leaving her husband!(long story) but I don't think she will. Anyway, I didn't get much in! I loved your post! Sounds like you are very blessed with a wonderful husband and son!

gggirls - great to see you! Hope you are well!

dgramie - So glad that those angels were there for your DH! Rain is good! We have been gettin some good soaking rain here. CONGRATS to you and hubs for your loss! That's awesome!!

tex - Get some rest girly! I'm sure VBS will be a great success!

shannon - ddr3 is great! It has some really good songs too! Vanilla Ice, Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Bobby Brown! There's a bunch! I tried to dance a little today but between phone calls and supper I didn't get much done. Keep POPpin chick!

Linda - to our party! I'm glad that you decided to come on in and join us! We love meeting new people!

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- Thanks! I have had a great day! Sounds like you had a pretty good day yourself! WTG on that 1.5 mile walk and Curves! I'm so proud of you for kicking it up a notch and going another lap! Go Ona, Go Ona, Go Ona!! Luv ya girl! LOL, I just read on down to your other post! That's just like the boogerman to tell you stuff like that when you are trying to do your best!! He's a LIAR and you are AWESOME!

Man, leave it to me to write a little book! I have a positive that just happened a few minutes ago. As I was typing this out, my dad called and said that there was a hawk sitting out on the front porch railing. I got up and looked out the window and there was the most beautiful little hawk. It turned its little head all the way around and started looking at me. Dad thought I was out on the porch making noises at him Thank God for all His handiwork including all of you fabulous ladies! Ya know, I wish there was a central location for all of us to be able to meet and just chat and share stories. I know we can do that here but you know what I mean! I just luv all of you too! As I mentioned the other day, its like I have found a new world where everybody knows what its like to be overweight and a place that I fit in and feel wanted and loved! It's great!!! Keep truckin chicks!

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Thanks for the welcomes.........have re-read the beginning of #10 thread - and the caring and inspiration that you all give to each other is just so heart warming. Sounds like we have lots of hubbies that are so supportive of us in this long journey. When I read your posts, talking about the trials and tribulations, I feel like so many - just want to get on the phone - or chat - or something - just to feel closer to you and keep talking about things going on in our lives.

Ok - positive for my day - besides finally joining is that I made - first time ever - 100oz of water down. Anyone going to be on all night? I'll be so busy running to the loo that there will be little sleep. Slumber party anyone?

Till tomorrow - I just love all the new little snippets of info on yourselves. Like a nice warm fuzzy in my life. Linda
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Oh my wise sista, you are a brilliant one. How did you know that I will put off coming in the house to get a drink? You are correct in knowing I would drink more if I had it right there with me.
Going to fill up a 1 liter bottle half way and freeze it, then fill it up with water tomorrow.

oh yes, there is something I can't do, I can't drive in reverse. I start getting woozy and seasick. Even if it's for a few feet. Backwards motion gets me every time. haha
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Ladies my evening has me so stressed out right now I will come back tomorrow and do the personals that I promised for today, the story will knock you socks off. It is all about the flooding and rain and my adventures in it!!!

Welcome to all the newbies for the day and I will give you all personal welcome's tomorrow that you do deserve!!!!


I will say that I lost 4 ounces this week and at least it was still downward bound. And I will tell the reason for only 4 ounces.

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Oh my gosh RED I hope all is well. Now you know if that 4 ounces washed away in the flood it counts as water weight.

Hope you and yours are alright.
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HOla CHicas!

Learn Ohh la la back at ya sexy mama hehehehe... that story about your son and you keeping his braces coming off a secret was so cute it made me smile just reading it That is also cute that your hubby was bragging about your hard .. he sure is proud of you and so are we!

ggg You'll be under 250 in no time!

dgram I'm so glad your hubby is ok! there surely was some one watching out for him!

texscrrper I'm sure they are gonna have a great time!! way too goo!

heather You are very welcome! I know what it's like to have to find good deals at fast food because of money situations. some times it's just cheaper to go order off the dollar menu then go to the store and get all the ingredients!

shannon-THANK YOU for your comment about the picture! it made my night hehehehe- I hope lily likes the TT casserole! it seems to be a favorite with the kids! MMM I love honey dijon! my auntie makes a chicken dijon to DIE for! yummmy! I will have to try some of that!

linda- so glad your not just lurking anymore! LOL looking froward to getting to know you more!

ona thank you for the compliment on my picture! I loved it too! those cruise ship photographers take such great pics! Thanks for the recommendation of chyrstal light I think I might try that! and GREAT JOB on those extra laps! work it work it work it!

ags Love you mama! hope your day is better today then it's been last few days!

woodgal Me and the hubby are more in the love today then the day we married! for sure this picture was taken last November on our 5 year anniversary the lights are solar powered we LOVE them they make the garden look whimsical! You crack me up when you said not to take away your coffee but you could even take away your push up bra! that cracked me up! Sounds like you guys were really productive yesterday got a lot of yard work done and stuff! thats so great! I bet you burned a ton of calories!

thinmint thank you for the compliment on the picture! me and the hubby have been married for 5.5 years ! LO L so we are just a year behind you.. we take "precautions" not very affective ones..LOL but we definitely Don't TRY to conceive and have not so far! once I'm at goal is when we'd like to start trying! I wanna be able to have an actual pregnant looking belly! and take really cute maternity pics! I bet that Hawk was amazing to see God truly is good! the love and time he took in creating all things he really is good! I know what you mean about a meet up! I saw on another thread I think some lady's were trying to organize a 3fc meet up! some centrally located and people from all over who are members of 3fc are going to meet up! kinda like a class reunion! that would be so cool to go to!

As for me it was a long day at work. So I had to work late- thank goodness tomorrow is Friday that's all I can say! My positive for the day is my mom finally called me for the first time since "our talk" (other then when she called to say she was coming to my family dinner)and it went well. it wasn't negative at all and it actually felt positive for a change! She said a few "thigns" that I tried not to get under my skin but for my mom I would say it was a pleasant conversation with her at least. I think perhaps our relationship is repairable! at least that's what I pray for!

second positive is my and the hubby went through old photos tonight and reminisced on dating years and looked at our wedding photos . we never had a professional pictures taken at our wedding Because our photographer canceled on us the day before our wedding but Sergio has been into photography lately and has been thinking he can play with some of them on his photo editing software like photo shop and give some of them "that professional look" that would make me so happy!

anyways chicas! I gotta get to bed I have to get up early for work tomorrow just as another reminder tomorrow is Last day to turn in addresses!

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Happy vrijdag mijn vreienden,
Hier zijn we afbouwen van de week en klaar om een ande weekend te beginnen. O.K. I've played with my translator enough, let me get to some of the most important people in my life. Mijn 3FC vrienden.

gggirls- I'm with you, I can't wait to go to the doctor and not have to move that big clunker weight to the 250 mark when they weigh me. And I will get to that point and so will you.

dgramie- OMG! I am so glad your husband was at a stop light when that happened and not moving at the time. Thank goodness that wonderful stranger knew what to ask and do.
So glad you got the rain, we've been getting it almost everyday and I still am not tired of it. I love the rain.
A great big congratulations to you on that 6 pound lose. You are on plan and running with it. Awesome!

Tex- I can't wait till VBS is over and you can tell us all about it. I'm truly looking forward to it.

Heather- Having a pool is a blessing for me, but sometimes I wouldn't mind exercising with some other people around my age and having deeper water to workout in. It's good that you have a fitness center near by and can take advantage of it when possible.

Shannon- My son's first set of teeth were as straight as can be and they all came in two at a time, but when his adult teeth started coming in, OMG! what a mess. He also had over crowding, teeth coming in under teeth and what he thought were the coolest set of fangs a kid could ever have. Thank you for the heads up on Marzetti's FF honey dijon dressing, I will definitely check it out. Love honey dijon!!!

Linda- Again welcome to out thread. Come often and stay a while. Kick off your shoes and get comfortable. Look forward to hearing more from you. Way to go on downing 100 oz. and yes the only downfall is the loo gets more use. LOL!!!

Ona- Look at you just walking your a** off. Good thing your doing laps otherwise you might walk right out of town. LOL! And thank you, you are precious to me also.

Ags- OMG! What happened! Do tell, do tell!

Diane- I have been adding more fruits and veggies to my WOE also. Especially since I'm trying to increase my potassium intake and decrease my sodium. I absolutely love a good cantaloupe also. I think my 2 favorite fruits are cantaloupe and pineapple. OMG! I just got a visual of all of you howling together. LOL!!! I am the same way about my coffee. No one touches my coffee maker or my coffee grinder. I grind my own every morning and I like it strong. If I put a spoon in my cup of coffee and it don't stand straight up, it ain't strong enough. LOL!

Ashley- Ashley where are yoooouu!

Maria- How is the card exchange list coming along? Sounds like there still hope for you and your mom's relationship. Way to go Sergio, fire up that editing program and fix up those wedding pics.
What a sweetie you got there!

Stella- Oh, how lucky you are to be in the mountains and see that out your window everyday. The first time I went to NC was unfortunately for a funeral. My hubs and I were just dating/engaged at the time. His Aunt had passed away and when we got to her families home and were welcomed into they're home all I can remember was every window I looked out of there was a mountain. From then on I swore I was gonna end up in a state as beautiful as NC. I would love to meet you in person when or if we make it to the cousin reunion next year. Now you girly got to take that phone off the hook or silence it and get dancing!

As for me I was POP yesterday. Did my pool exercises in the morning since our afternoons are getting stormy. I even made up for what I didn't get to finish on wednesday, which right now puts me 195 minutes past my exercise minutes goal. OUCH! I think I pulled a muscle patting myself on the back! LOL!
Today is take mom to the doctor day, UGH!!! I will also be discussing our thoughts of getting mom into an assisted living situation. It's starting to effect me though, I keep going through my head the day I have to take her to an assisted living facility and leave her there. Shoot! I'm even starting to cry right now typing it. I just don't know how I'm gonna handle it. My husband went through the same thing several years ago with his mom and told me to just keep telling myself that she will be getting the help she needs that I can't give her. I better sign off before becoming a negative!

That is all for me this a.m., I hope everyone has a fantastic friday and makes it POP.

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Linda, it's a pain ain't *sigh* gotta do what ya gotta do.

Stella you made me want to @5am.I know,one place i post, people there are much smaller than me and has less to lose ,makes me uncomfortable.I keep a journal there(cause it's like my 1st home) but there's only 2 people that i correspond with.
The other site,well..they stop posting when they start to plateau and some aren't serious about changing their lifestyle,Not a good environment for me.But..I'm very grateful for everything they have done for me,to get started and the support/encouragement i have had and still get.
After reading about your little hawk,the first thing came to mind was "Your Angel" nice story,thanks for sharing I love birds.
I know what you mean about us meeting one day,like after we had all reached our goals or something.I'm on a tennis site and went to a tournament...others there,that were going to the same tourney,we planned to meet there and it was fun.

Diane,I got your back GF you gave me an idea too,bout freezing half then adding water.great idea, Thanks Oh...everybody just helping each other is a beautiful thing.

Great news bout Mother Maria Re-doing the wedding photos sounds fun.

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you are so funny... I walked so I've decided to start tracking it.see how far I've walked by the time this journey is over.
Ms.Lady, you have every right to pat yourself on the back and then some. you are doing great!I'm so happy for you. I was thinking in bed last night(yeah i know ) about you doing 300 crunches and thought to myself.."ya know..that's a lot of crunches learn do" keep going,you got this!!!!
Oh,Learn I know it must be tough yeah,that's life,sad but true.I'm really sorry bout your mother hope you have a wonderful day,keep your chin up take comfort in knowing that you've done,are doing everything you can for her, hopefully that will give you some peace.

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Morning girls, I hope you are all happy on this wonderful Friday! Let's get to it!

Ona, I'm glad you have another site to inspire and motivate you. And you are in the right place here, too, because yes, you are among people here who are SERIOUS about this lifestyle change. I have never been more serious about anything in my life. I have always gained and lost weight, but mostly it was a vanity issue before. Now that I'm almost 40 years old and I have had a couple of near-misses with very scary health problems, I WILL get myself healthy. I WILL NOT go down the road of getting weaker, more miserable, fatter, and able to do less and less with each coming year. I will go into my 40s (bday in Feb) stronger, healthier, and more in control than I have EVER been, and I couldn't be more excited to start that next decade of my life that lots of people my age dread. It's very exciting, really, and all I have to do to achieve this, is to stay on PLAN!!! I got it, I'm going there and STAYING there! Just a matter of time at this point. Oh yeah! Thank you for always conveying your seriousness. It helps me to think of your attitude when I start thinking of letting something like a stupid cookie from standing in my way!!!!!!!

Learn, you blew that exercise goal out of the water (hehe)! I am SO PROUD of you. Make sure to rest that pulled muscle, but not for too long, because you deserve all the pats on the back you can give yourself! hahahaha And here's one from me, too. PAT ON THE BACK! I forgot till Maria reminded me about your hubby bragging about you on the phone to his aunt. That is SO adorable, I LOVED that! He's so proud of his woman. awwwww I know you love your mom, and you and your hubby know what is best for her. I am sending you strength and love to do what you gotta do for all of you.

Maria, I'm so glad you had a half-way-decent conversation with your mom. My mom and I have a weird, strained relationship, too, and it bugs me sometimes. Mostly we just live our own lives, but it is definitely good when there is no bad blood and we can just get along when we do see each other. Maybe you'll never be BFFs, but that's okay. Just get to a peaceful place and you'll be fine. Good luck to your hubbs on getting those wedding pics beautiful, and even though you don't have any professional ones from your wedding, sounds like you are making up for it on your anniversaries!!!

Diane, your life in the woods sounds very peaceful and fulfilling. Thanks for describing some of it for us. I do look forward to your poetic and thoughtful posts! Good job on getting that water in and all that HARD work in the yard!

Linda, good job on getting that water in, too! All you ladies are really working that water angle! Would you mind giving us a little bit about yourself? I really want to get to know you!

Stella, how neat about that hawk! I am always in total awe every time I see one. Listen to this! One day I was driving in Sam's Club parking lot, and this massively HUGE hawk flew down and was flying right along side the passenger side of my car looking in at me! It was so shocking and awesome and freaky at the same time! He looked like he was totally scoping me out. That was so neat. It was a few years ago but I still remember it exactly and how I felt at the time. You are right, you are in a place where people love and respect you, and just can't WAIT to hear from you every day!

Baby sweetmeat ducky, what the heck is going on? I hope nothing flooded and that everything is okay. I shall be patient until you can get back to us. Love you!

My positives for the day...Somehow, getting myself organized about my health is really helping me get organized in other areas, too. I mentioned briefly that I am on a budget kick lately, and that is really paying off. I can't imagine where my money was flying off to when I wasn't paying attention, but I think I am getting a much better handle on it and should be able to pay off a couple things earlier than I had even hoped. I have so much less anxiety now that I have some of this stuff under control! The whole budget thing is definitely not something I thought would get better with weight loss, but I'll take it!

I hope you all have an outstanding Friday!
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Morning luvies!!

Don't have alot of time this morning to post but I did want to stick my head in a say good morning! I'm gettin ready to head to Curves and to the nursing home. Then I have to get some groceries so I can make that fabulous chili salad for hubs! My cousin is coming to stay the weekend so I have to feed her too! She eats more than my hubs and she's only 21. It all stops at her boobs though! Can't figure that one out!

Anyway, I'll be back after while and will get to those personals! Luv you all and I hope you have a fabu POPPIN day!!
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