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Old 02-06-2006, 11:58 AM   #181  
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kathy, we have spent a lot of time in hawaii. didn't seem to make too much difference for his pain. right now we're planning to stay in montana. i can see us moving some day, though. the cold does aggrivate his aches. he does a good job dealing with the pain most of the time. (a lot better than i would) i wish your dad the best of success with his knee replacement.

vickie, curtis has been told he's going to have to have his knees replaced some day, too. we're postponing it as long as possible. we thought for awhile he was going to have one done the same year he had both shoulders replaced, but that didn't happen. most of the time his outlook is good. he says he used to be able to 10,000 things and now he can still do 9,000. he has hydrocodone that he takes when the pain gets too intense. he tries not to take it very often.

coco, for a good wi.

vickie, for a good wi for you, too. i hope you go to wi. you're a success whatever you decide.

melissa, i'm glad you're taking time to take care of yourself. let us know what you find out.

we're heading to train in a few minutes. our next tournament is one of two national championships. it's march 11-12. the other one (kentucky!!) is the following week. season will soon end.

have a magnificent monday, everyone!!
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Old 02-06-2006, 12:02 PM   #182  
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vickie, you must have posted while i was typing. i mean it--you are a success! just think how well you're doing and what eating changes you're made part of your life.
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Happy Monday everyone! I've gotten a lot done already this morning. I did the dishes, a load of laundry, vacuumed the entire main floor, mopped the back entry, started supper in the crock pot, and did the taxes! Super-Woman! Ha ha. There's something about Monday that recharges me.

It's turned colder here again, although I shouldn't be too surprised, as it IS February in Iowa. But it's sunny, which I love. I can take cold as long as it's not cold AND grey.

I'm starting to look forward to summertime though, when I can have more time at home with all the girls. We really enjoy our summers... we do all our jobs in the morning, and then go do something fun later in the day. Plus I get to hang my laundry out on my clothesline. It's just amazing how much time school drop-off and pick-up can carve from your day, and the girls don't even have after school activities yet.

Tomorrow evening is kindergarten registration for dd #2! Yowza. Don't know what I'm going to do with myself - next year I'll only have one little girl at home with me, and even then, she'll be at preschool two mornings a week.

Time to make lunch, speaking of the little ones...

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Good afternoon ladies!

I did go to the doctor, and I don't have strep. I really didn't think I did, but was getting concerned since it wasn't getting better. She did give me a Z-Pack though since I have had a sore throat for about 5 days now. Hopefully it will help. I did some grocery shopping while waiting for my prescription, come home famished and ate way too much of a non-core meal and now I plan on laying on the couch until I leave for class. I'm hoping the meds kick in soon, although z-packs usually seem to take some time. Oh well, I'm just glad that she gave me something.

Vickie, You are still my inspiration. If I were in your situation I would have gained everything back. I just have a sore throat and I'm feeling sorry for myself. You are still really doing great. And tomorrow's the big day, maybe you will finally get some relief!

Kathy, have you found your debit card yet? That's pretty scary!

Sandra, I'm sorry to hear that Curtis has to live with so much pain. It's amazing how active you all are with his condition. How are you doing op? You know we have to keep up.

Angela, you go super woman! I wouldn't have a clue what to do with our tax stuff. You know you really make me want to be a stay at home mom (I mean, I already want to be). Reading about your experiences makes it more enticing, it sounds like you all really have fun.

Well DH took the laptop to class with him. I'm using the computer in the study, which isn't very comfy. I'm headed for the couch. Have a great day all. I'll check back a little later.
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Debit card was at the nail place; they called me back this morning after I left a message. I've gone there for years and they know me so I'm not worried. I'll go pick it up after work.

I have the rest of the day to hammer down some sort of plan. I've snacked all day long, seems like -- although it was "good" snacks like rice cakes and Light Ruffles and natural peanut butter. I didn't eat my lunch though. I'm really getting a little ticked off at myself, although the scale was down slightly this morning. I knew that yesterday's 150 was some sort of freakishly evil fluke.
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Melissa, best news of all! You don't have strep but you got drugs. You'll be feeling better in no time. I can't take that zithromax stuff. The cure was worse than the ailment for me as far as that stuff goes! Thanks for the hugs. I'm really trying to keep myself distracted today. I hope by this time tomorrow there is nothing but happiness. My friends at WW have all promised to hold good thoughts and pray for me. I know that will make all the difference in the world. I hope you get some great replenishing rest before school.

Angela, aren't you impressive! Our taxes are done too but I'm not sending it in for a while since we have to pay. How exciting for you that you'll actually have some Angela time next year. Think of all the exercise you'll be able to get in during the day. It turned really nipper here today too. But, as in Iowa, it is beautiful and sunny. I'm with you. If it has to be cold, I at least like it to be blue skies and sunny.

Sandra, I hope you're enjoying your practice. I hope your new carb regime helps because I know how important your archery is to you.

Well, I'm off to make a few phone calls. Then, I'm going to lay on the couch and watch TV with Honey Lamb. I've no idea what's for dinner here tonight. My favorite Core Italian restaurant is closed on Monday's during the winter. I'm torn between eating light or having a steak. So far, the steak is winning!

I'll be back later.
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Great news, Kath, about your card AND your weight. This is all so darn hard.
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Thumbs down yesterday's post from depressed froufie back home!

Hi chickie chicks!

I can't believe I get home and can't post - can you only imagine how frustrating that was!!!

I am NOT HAPPY to be home - okay I missed everyone but was kinda getting used to being waited on hand and foot - yes being served 4 course meals by my waiter Vinoo, having my water glass refilled constantly with fresh lemon slices provided by assitant Benito, and did I mention the decaf cappuccino that magically appeared each night after dinner? Oh yes and I can't forget Duncan my room steward (and his able assistant Claudio) who cleaned our cabin twice daily - leaving chocolates on our pillows each night along with some unusual towel creature that he made for us (little ds was always so excited to go back to the room to see the latest creation).

I dare not get on the scale - but I know I did overindulge and well what can I say - it all tasted and looked so good. It will be VERY HARD to get back on track this week and to start eating like a normal person again!

The weather was amazing (except for last night on way home to Miami - lots of rain and wind and rocking) but nothing too troublesome. We had a lovely time on the beach in Majahual, Mexico, did an amazing submarine ride (yes you heard me - 100 feet down in the coral reefs where we saw 2 baby sharks, various brightly colored fish and a great old sea turtle swimming about) in Grand Cayman. In Ocho Rios Jamaica we had hired a private guide and she was great - picked us up in her air conditioned minivan - took us to Dunns River falls, where we cavorted on the beach and walked along the falls, then off to the Coyahibe gardens for a tour (with a short stop to visit the local 'fire eater') - then to another beach, a bit of shopping (for t-shirts and jamaican coffee), and back to the ship.

The week went oh so quickly and I was so sad to pack up and head home - how depressing. Kids were okay - nothing major bad at home ( or at least we haven't discovered it yet? ha ha ha). Did find two cartons of ice cream in the fridge instead of the freezer?? a bit of a mess in the kitchen - but nothing horrendous.

We have already unpacked - and laundry has been started - I can't believe I have to go to work tomorrow - what a bummer! Dh and I are both pretty tired (woken up by debarkation announcements starting at 6:45 am) and lots of lines and crowds at the airport. And yes there is snow on the ground and more coming tomorrow - I can't imagine why we would choose to live here instead of in the warm caribbean sunshine??

Hope all of you are doing well. Leeann - so sorry to hear about your nephew - how difficult for your brother and family. Kathy - that wrap sounds amazing - and you are doing so well!

Welcome Sheridan - good luck to you! (My brother and sil live in Gainesville!)

Vickie - good luck with your upcoming procedure - I'm sure it will go better than expected....and as for WI - just a temporary number - remember that! and keep on going!

Sandra - eat those carbs and shoot those arrows girl - we know you can do it!

Melissa - location, location, location - need I say more? Happy house and job hunting! sorry to hear you are not felling well - hope the meds help!

Coco - hope your dh's tests show good news only!

I must now 'save' this so I can post it as soon as I can access the boards! ...and of course the dryer is calling!

Later

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P.S. Today's post: ya ya ya I'm back home now after a very exhausting day at an all day staff meeting - blah blah blah - and wouldn't you know it - food everywhere - muffins, croissants, fruit, coffee/tea for breakfast; big buffet lunch and then cookies and pastries in the afternoon - let's just say I was still in cruise mode and ate way too much - and scale is up 5 lbs since pre-cruise - and did I mention it is now officially PMS week? What more could a girl ask for?

I managed to get a few groceries on the way home - but I am so tired and I can't even imagine cooking let alone eating dinner! It will take superb motivation on my part to get back on track - will try and pack lots of heatlhy snacks for work tomorrow and try to stick to core as much as possible.

DD is dancing tonight and I am already in my jammy pants so may try to convince dh to drive her?

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Frouf!!!!! Welcome Home. We missed you and completely understand why you are not happy to be there/here! Your trip sounds incredible. I hope it turned into a second honeymoon for you and DH. It sounds like DS may become a veteran travellor like his Mama!

I'm ok for now. I need to get off so Jim and I can decide where to go for dinner and what to eat.
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Oooh, our Frouf! Welcome back, sweet girlfriend! I think all future vacation passes have been cancelled for you because we missed you too much!! It sounds like you had a fabulous time though and I'm SOOO glad!! Hey, does THIS look familiar???



Now, for me. Yes, I sit here enjoying a beer. You heard me. This is my "drink while I think" time of day. I'm ticked at Shaun ... he convinced Erin to take him up to that bar hangout. I'm ticked at Erin ... she took him, then had the nerve to get pissy with me when I mentioned that I thought she had class tonight. I'm ticked at Kate ... who is here with Devan, the boyfriend, who I'm also ticked at. I'm ticked at Judd because I walked in and there were socks in front of the recliner, and two Pibb Zero cans on the end table where *I* wanted to put my beer. I'm ticked at Bindy because she won't stop barking outside and I'm ticked at Zuki because he pooped on the floor. I'm ticked at my office because they've blocked yahoo mail at work. Like we're looking at freakin' PORN or something! Geezo, it's just EMAIL!

And now ... big deep breaths. Hopefully the rest of the evening will be uneventful. Oh and did I mention I'm ticked?

I made turkey veggie chili for Judd to have tonight; the rest can find their own food. I'm not eating though since I had my lunch sorta late.
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Kath, with as pissed as you are I'm hoping you'll be able to stop at one beer! When I was still working, I couldn't get onto the 3FC site. They had any site blocked that had the word "chicks"! I guess that was their way of blocking porn! If they only knew. Keep taking those deep breaths. They always help me.

I'm home from dinner which was primarily Core. I did good. I'll have a hot cup of tea and a Nature's Oven oatmeal raisin cookie about 8:00. We'll be watching TV and relaxing. Well, Jim will be relaxing. I need to drink 16 more ounces of water as I was told to be very hydrated for tomorrow.

I'm fairly certain that I won't be back until after I'm feeling better from my procedure. I'll be up at 4:45 (I'm not used to that anymore!). It would make me feel very happy if you all shoot a "hang in there Vick" up into the sky at about 7:30 a.m. CST tomorrow. It makes me feel good to think that I have lots of good luck vibes out there in the world! I'm very relieved to get this over with. I'm sure everything will go fine and then I can get back to my life.

Light and love to you all!
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You got it -- 7:30 sharp tomorrow morning there will be a huge cloud of blessings going up for you! It'll be okay, I'm sure!

It smells really good in here. I'm making my list of food that I need to have on hand in order to forward; will have to stop at the store in the morning for reinforcements that I don't have, like FF cottage cheese for my snacks. Might as well just give in and do a few Core days and then I'll see how that goes. At least for now, I know I have turkey veggie chili for dinner tomorrow night. Thank goodness all of the SF recipes are also Core.
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angela, that is going to be a big adjustment for you next year when dd #2 begins school. is her kindergarten half day or whole day? i'm anxious for summer, too, so i can read of your adventures. you and the girls have a lot of fun together and do the neatest things.

melissa, i'm doing all right opwise--today that is. this weekend was the pits eatingwise. i'm back on track now and am feeling better about myself. i know it's awful to judge myself using how i eat as criteria. i just can't help it. i'm glad you don't have strep. sure do hope you get to feeling better soon.

kathy, i'm glad you got your card back. i'd have been panicky. night before last i woke up several times reciting my visa card number. weird, eh? i don't know what was up with that.

vickie, thank you for understanding about my need for carbs. i'm eating mainly core but am counting the points. i'm having between 24-30 per day (that started today). i shot 298 with 39 x's today. i'm back on track. we'll have league tomorrow night. one thing i do while shooting (a round takes a couple of hours or so) is i eat a granola bar about half way through. also, sometimes if i'm nervous, i eat a granola bar to help me settle down. our tournaments will be here about this time next month. i'm feeling good about my shooting again. (thank goodness. last week i went into a panic.) steak for dinner sounds yummy. i had lo core potato soup. i did have a piece of bread with it, though. tonight i'll prob have popcorn if i get hungry. right now i'm still full.

frouf, my life is complete!!!!!!!!! you're back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have missed you soooo much. sounds like you had a fantastic voyage. (sounds like a movie title, doesn't it?) i have been to jamaica and climbed the dunns river falls. your post brought back memories. one of the main memories i have of our ai in jamaica was these rum drinks that tasted like banana milkshakes. need i say "too many"? they were awesome! i haven't found any like them anywhere else.

frouf, 5 pounds is amazing. i can't even guess how much i'd have gained but i know it would prob be in double digits.

kathy, i'd be ticked, too. in fact, i'm proud of you for being ticked.

vickie, i am definitely shooting up signs for you. i'll do it now cuz i won't be up tomorrow till you're probably finished. HANG IN THERE, VICK!!!!
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Welcome Back Fouf!!!
Hang in there Vick!! ((hugss))
still under the weather here but once Im ok Ill be back posting again....dont give up on the menus Vikie,,,Ive only been eating toast and soup this week so I have posted.....
waving to everyone else.......!!
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Wow, Patti -- eating only soup and toast should at least give you a loss of some sort, huh? I hope you feel better soon!
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