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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby Alexandra » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:20 pm

Samalia wrote:Why Hello There! I'm a day late on the intro but here goes:

I'm Samalia (Sam) and I'm a challenge vet... albeit a really lazy one. Last time I slacked waaaaay off at the end after I pulled a Juno and got myself knocked up (I'm poppin' out a girl at the end of September). This time I think I'll do better the whole way through cause all the points are the things my doctor and overprotective boyfriend have been telling me I need to do! Maybe I'll finally win (probably not)!

A little about moi:
I'm 27.
I miss booze like a kid at fat camp misses potato chips and chocolate. I'm currently hoarding Leinenkugels Summer Shandy since it won't be available when I'm able to get back on the wagon.
Sometimes I'm a Nanny.
I quote Twilight in real life... but only the really bad lines.
I like to share stories about my family- they're a pretty entertaining bunch and our holiday dinners always include bourbon, gravy, and inappropriate conversations.
The only exercise I do is kegels but I plan to start walking if Ohio's weather ever starts to get nice.
I'm moving to the suburbs this summer. I'm kind of excited because boyfriend (aka mr. doodle) lives on the NKY version of Wisteria Lane.

Oh! My favorite book is The Secret History by Donna Tartt and/or the HP Series. Or anything by Christopher Moore.

Yay for new challengers and Lisa's bike bragging (I'll have to start walk bragging or something)! I have to go look for birth classes and maternity clothes now. Any suggestions for good maternity wear websites?


Hey Sam! We haven't hung out in crunk in a long time. I see that you have been very busy! ;) I can't agree more with what everyone has already said about maternity clothes. Borrow them whenever you can. I borrowed most of mine from a friend and just added what I really needed to buy. Stretchy pants are your friend. I had success in finding some at JCPenney and Target. Additionally, as long as you don't mind second hand stuff maybe see if you can find any consignment shops or sales in your area. I never would have thought of that if someone hadn't suggested it to me. Sometimes you can find nice stuff at great prices. (The same goes for little kid clothes. I know you'll probably get lots of new baby stuff for presents, but once those are outgrown and the little one is into everything - and making a mess of her clothes - remember consignment sales.)
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby cdubs » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:36 pm

Alexandra wrote:Hey Sam! We haven't hung out in crunk in a long time. I see that you have been very busy! ;) I can't agree more with what everyone has already said about maternity clothes. Borrow them whenever you can. I borrowed most of mine from a friend and just added what I really needed to buy. Stretchy pants are your friend. I had success in finding some at JCPenney and Target. Additionally, as long as you don't mind second hand stuff maybe see if you can find any consignment shops or sales in your area. I never would have thought of that if someone hadn't suggested it to me. Sometimes you can find nice stuff at great prices. (The same goes for little kid clothes. I know you'll probably get lots of new baby stuff for presents, but once those are outgrown and the little one is into everything - and making a mess of her clothes - remember consignment sales.)

Also, whenever you do start buying clothes for little ms. L, try to avoid white. Why on earth they make white baby/toddler clothes is beyond me, but they do and they should be avoided at all costs!
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby SeattleLisa » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:14 pm

Yay for all the chattiness here but boo for not having enough time right now to respond to everyone except:

AMY- :lol: :lol: :lol: LOVE your TR pics!

GIA- Yes, let's be accountability partners. I'll ride your ass with exercise (but VERY MUCH unlike that horrible Rob-Kellan manip in today's Flat) unless you want me to drop the drill sergeant bit. I will be accountable to you in the "2 Small Treats Only & Those 2 Free Points a Week Do Not Include Binge Eating". Sound good? It'll be easier for me to start with texting you, if that's ok. ? I'll PM my phone number/address later today.

All of you crack me up so much. I just love being included in this completely "normal" little group of ours.

LOVE YOU!
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby Gianna » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:33 pm

SeattleLisa wrote:GIA- Yes, let's be accountability partners. I'll ride your ass with exercise (but VERY MUCH unlike that horrible Rob-Kellan manip in today's Flat) unless you want me to drop the drill sergeant bit. I will be accountable to you in the "2 Small Treats Only & Those 2 Free Points a Week Do Not Include Binge Eating". Sound good? It'll be easier for me to start with texting you, if that's ok. ? I'll PM my phone number/address later today.

All of you crack me up so much. I just love being included in this completely "normal" little group of ours.

LOVE YOU!


DEAL! I am stoked! Texting is great...I will PM ya.

OMG - let's never EVER speak of that horrific manip photo again, mkay? Seriously - I have had to try everything short of a lobotomy today to get that image out of my brain. :D
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby absolutelyvlc » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:59 am

obava wrote:Wanna be accountability partners? We both live in cold places, and will probably have summer around the same time (although as I recall, your Autumn lasted longer and prettier than mine), you want to start bike riding and I do so i can encourage you, I am great on my water points and can encourage you on that, and I'm on Twitter and can help you with that too! You can help me with unflabbing myself and with eating more fruits/veggies and less snacks. Please say yes! Can we text? I'll DM you my cell number and email address.

xo obavy

Mmmm, weeeeellll, lemme think about it. Like I said, I'm probably going to be a
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cdubs wrote:RE: accountability partners Seems like Abs & Obava and Cat & Lisa found each other. If anybody else would like an AP send me a PM and we'll get you paired up.

Well then, I guess that settles it :D hahaha!

BTW, newbies, see what I mean about not letting yourself fall behind on the posts - I blinked and we're up to 5 pages already!!!

PS - Obavy you should probably kick my arse today; I had a piece of Turtle Pie last night and two granola bars with chocolate chips in them during the day :oops: :( Mind, I did have a vegetable sandwich for dinner. I got all my other points too. Except for the water - dddaaaaaamn you water!!! *shakes fist at skies*

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go get ready for 'school', you see a very heavy fog has just rolled in*. It's the perfect day to keep me incognito. Gotta keep peeps from finding out about my sparkle problem y'know :D.
(*literally rolled in. I could see it coming from the horizon and just envelop the world. Kinda neat actually)
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby obava » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:20 am

Hi TWC/Diana! *waves* Welcome to our challenge! I can't remember if you said- what kinds of exercise do you do?

ABBY- That's OK if you're a shite AP- I am too. That's why we're perfect for each other! Now c'mere for your turtle/granola bar spanking ;)

Yesterday at work I got a call from my 8yo son's school- he had a tummyache so bad he couldn't walk. I went to check it out and it's true- he was in tears and all hot and sweaty (no fever) and was doubled over with pain. I carried him out to my car, drove slowly and carefully to the doctor's office (him crying out in pain whenever I went too fast or hit a bump or pothole), and carried him inside. She decided it's constipation. I disagreed- for the week he'd been with me, he mostly had chili and cantaloupe and grapes to eat. He hadn't complained of a tummyache, his appetite was fine, and he'd had a BM either that morning or the one before. How could he be constipated? Plus, he takes a dose of metamucil every night b/c as of last summer, he was still pooping his pants A LOT and so we wanted to help regulate him (and it worked!). Without getting too much into detail, the doc told us some stuff to try at home, if that didn't work, gave us some stuff to try, if that didn't work, told us some stuff to buy and try, and if that didn't work, take him to the ER. 5 hours + trying & buying all that stuff + NO ER VISIT = success. She was right- he was super constipated. It baffled me that something so severe could come on so quickly and without warning. I thought of your daughter, Amy, and remembered you two roaming the aisles of the drugstore one night :D . I was glad Ex#2 was out of town, because he can be such a dick when people are sick or not feeling good (ironic that he's in the health care field)- he would have just been pissy and angry at our little boy and never wants to take him to the doctor or hospital- even when my son broke his arm, Ex#2 didn't want me to take him to the hospital or doctor, but I talked him into letting me take him to the doctor who said to take him to the hospital (duh!), but still to this day, Ex#2 thinks I shouldn't have taken our son to the hospital, that I should have made an appointment with a radiologist. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! :evil:

Whew OK now I feel better!

Oh also today my little boy is having a surgical procedure done on his mouth- I can't be there with him b/c of work, so will you all help me pray and send good energy his way for a successful procedure and healthy recovery? Thanks <3

And good news- I ate a salad yesterday- my first one since my root canal! For those of you who don't know, the place where I work serves lunch to the patrons and employees can eat there for free. I usually start with the salad bar - the idea is to get mostly filled up with veggies and then just try a little of the entree, but I ususally eat both a salad and the entree :oops: . Anyway, getting enough veggies has been difficult without my daily salad and I'm so glad I can eat them again!

It's Thursday, ladies- Friday is just around the bend! Anyone have awesome plans for the weekend like Elise does, or are most of you just going to hang around the house and get boring things done (or read FF :lol: ) like me?

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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby cdubs » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:49 am

Oh Gins! I'm so sorry about Alistair! He just can't catch a break the poor thing! And I am glad it was you and not him who was there to tend to him. pee & poop issues can become big complexes when they're little like that. Please let us know how everything turns out with his procedure.

Here's a little article about exercising in the morning.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fit ... asp?id=468

So today is the creatures first hockey class. We picked up the equipment on monday and he's refused to even wear the helmet. This is his first ever activity/class. He's totally a mama's boy and has never been anywhere without me. I'll be there and all, but knowing him, he'll want me to hold his hand on the ice, which of course can't happen, so I have a feeling this is going to be a disaster. Sure sure, maybe I could have started him with something a little easier, like tball or soccer or whatever, but I went a little crazy there with the hockey.
I won't push him if he doesn't enjoy it after today, but I'm really really hoping I can at least talk him into trying *crossing my fingers he gets on the ice*
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby Gianna » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:49 am

obava wrote:Oh also today my little boy is having a surgical procedure done on his mouth- I can't be there with him b/c of work, so will you all help me pray and send good energy his way for a successful procedure and healthy recovery? Thanks <3


Sending out the good vibes for your son's procedure today! Please let us know how it goes. And yay for being able to eat salad again!

As for weekend plans, Mr G has a rather "significant" birthday this weekend, so we have a couple of fun things planned with friends starting tomorrow after work. Baby steps to Friday afternoon...baby steps to Friday afternoon... ;)

For those having issues with water intake, have you tried doing something like Crystal Light? I am a big time water drinker so I like it just straight with lots of ice, but maybe if it were flavored you would like it better?
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby SpunkyBookworm » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:43 am

Hi All! Obava, prayers for the son!!
I'm skimming today. Wanna go exercise before I go teach it. I also start my chem class today. Superscared/excited because I opened the book and it was really scary looking stuff in there!! I didn't understand it, that's for sure! Maybe I should have started w/ Microbiology instead. I GET biology.
SpunkyDaughter is at her dad's this week. I'm going to get her over the weekend, and her stepmom is throwing joint birthday parties for all of us!! Yes, including me! She's a sweetheart. I still think her hubby's weird, though.
Speaking of birthdays, my present this year for myself (and I splurge) is I made an appointment to see a weight maintenance doc. I've worked hard to get where I'm at, and to gain weight in just a few months really threw me. I heard a friend say that she had a great doc who was helping her, and then a co-worker said that she goes to this place. I decided that was my cue, as it was only 2 days time that 2 people mentioned getting help from specialists.

Anyway, I CAN'T BELIEVE WE'RE ALREADY ON PAGE 5!! WOOHOOOOOO!!!

Since I'm leaving for the weekend, I'll talk to you all on Monday or Tuesday!
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby kelbel75 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:26 am

I can never keep up with all the new posts, you girls are very chatty!

@obava: without getting to graphic just let me state that most people think that "constipation" means not being able to have a bowel movement, but it's not nearly as simple as that :? me and several members of my family have varying types of bowel issues, so if ya ever need to "potty talk", don't be afraid to PM me about it ;) hearing you describe your son's symptoms had me cringing for him, because I know EXACTLY what that feels like :( sometimes it's not just the food you eat, but the combinations that you have to be aware of. chili is hard on anyone's stomach, but when you combine that with fruit, which tends to not stay around very long ;) and then the bulk forming metamucil, it could easily "confuse" things.

@samalia: I have been thinking about you lately; how is the morning sickness coming along? if your "over protective" bf just happens to be getting on your nerves about your food choices, you can always vent to me about it; I've been there done that and know how ANNOYING it can be :x also, "the secret history" is a book I really enjoyed :D

as for me and my progress on the first week of this challenge: total FAIL :oops: the DH is on a business trip this week so the kids and are not keeping our regular schedules :P I usually have no problem with getting enough sleep, but I don't sleep well when he's gone :( so I stay up a lot later to make sure I'm tired enough to fall asleep right away, but that doesn't always work :? exercise has been at a minimum, and the water intake is damn hard! just like I knew it would be ;) I'm shooting for 40oz to begin with, and then I'll work my way up to 64oz :) so...the little snippet of encouragement about not giving up, just like you wouldn't give up brushing your teeth altogether if you just happened to miss a night here and there, has been my saving grace this week 8-)
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby Two*Worlds*Collided » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:20 pm

obava wrote:Hi TWC/Diana! *waves* Welcome to our challenge! I can't remember if you said- what kinds of exercise do you do?


HI Obava,
I haven't exercised in like foreeeveeer. Yesterday was the 1st day in a long time that I was able to take a 20min walk during my lunch hour. So thank you guys for that, without this challenge I probably would have just read. I do own one of those thingies that lets you into that building with all those contraptions.. oh yeah, the gym. Im hoping to put that into use sometime this week.
I know how you feel about having your babies sick with a tummy ache because of constipation. My kids suffer from that too. I give them a spoonfull of Psyllium Husk in a glass of OJ a few days a week. Boy that thing works miracles and it doesnt cause crapping, like at all.

::sending good vibes to your son for a speedy recovery::
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby mandaliz » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:25 pm

cdubs wrote:Hey MANDZ & KELBEL, are falling for you & holding out for you wips?


Holding Out For You is complete but Amy had trouble finding it & I only have it in kindle format. I'll email it to you and it can be your test fic for your kindle app.

cdubs wrote:So today is the creatures first hockey class.


I'm overly excited about him starting hockey! You know I dig hockey. My team is moving into the playoffs. Anyway, fingers crossed that he has lots of fun, grows up to play in NHL, introduces me to his hot teammates, and I get me some as hot puck bunny action. Or just the hope he has fun part. Whichever. :?

Gianna wrote:For those having issues with water intake, have you tried doing something like Crystal Light? I am a big time water drinker so I like it just straight with lots of ice, but maybe if it were flavored you would like it better? [/color]


What I used to do when I was working was keep an insulated 32 oz big ass cup on my desk & drink regular water from it through the day and would usually get like one & a half of those in during the work day, then come home and switch to Crystal Light in the evening so if felt more indulgent and was a change of pace from the regular water all day. I'm actually having some Crystal Light lemonade right now! :)


As some of you all know I've been having a big ol' case of the blues lately. I have a long history of depression which tends to get worse in the winter (very common), and with losing my job & having so much trouble finding a new one it's all been compounded to make it worse than it's been in the past. Long story short I've been spending a lot of time eating my feelings. avoiding the scale, and wearing lots of "comfy" lounge pants that don't let you notice when you've packed on the pounds. I stoped avoiding the scale this morning and saw that I have not only gained weight but I got above my "Never Again" number. I am forcing myself not to beat myself up over it because I am here working on making better choices so that I can be a better, healthier me. And I think that the fact that I'm taking a positive, kinder-to-me approach is also indicating that maybe my dark dark blues are starting to fade to more of a light spring timey blue. Eventually maybe the blue will shift to a green because, as we all know, "Green is what? Good!"
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby Gianna » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:36 pm

mandaliz wrote:As some of you all know I've been having a big ol' case of the blues lately. I have a long history of depression which tends to get worse in the winter (very common), and with losing my job & having so much trouble finding a new one it's all been compounded to make it worse than it's been in the past. Long story short I've been spending a lot of time eating my feelings. avoiding the scale, and wearing lots of "comfy" lounge pants that don't let you notice when you've packed on the pounds. I stoped avoiding the scale this morning and saw that I have not only gained weight but I got above my "Never Again" number. I am forcing myself not to beat myself up over it because I am here working on making better choices so that I can be a better, healthier me. And I think that the fact that I'm taking a positive, kinder-to-me approach is also indicating that maybe my dark dark blues are starting to fade to more of a light spring timey blue. Eventually maybe the blue will shift to a green because, as we all know, "Green is what? Good!"


Hugs to you manda. I know the job thing has been a struggle for you. As you know, I am living with one foot in the "having a job" world the other in the "not having a job soon" world and that is bad enough. But you have the right attitude. You faced the scale, acknowledged it, and now you just need to own it and move on (which is sounds like you have already started doing). Good for you! You know we are here for you!
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby cdubs » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:50 pm

mandaliz wrote:As some of you all know I've been having a big ol' case of the blues lately. I have a long history of depression which tends to get worse in the winter (very common), and with losing my job & having so much trouble finding a new one it's all been compounded to make it worse than it's been in the past. Long story short I've been spending a lot of time eating my feelings. avoiding the scale, and wearing lots of "comfy" lounge pants that don't let you notice when you've packed on the pounds. I stoped avoiding the scale this morning and saw that I have not only gained weight but I got above my "Never Again" number. I am forcing myself not to beat myself up over it because I am here working on making better choices so that I can be a better, healthier me. And I think that the fact that I'm taking a positive, kinder-to-me approach is also indicating that maybe my dark dark blues are starting to fade to more of a light spring timey blue. Eventually maybe the blue will shift to a green because, as we all know, "Green is what? Good!"

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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby amynkansas » Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:55 pm

too lazy to quote. here goes....
Abs- Ape House is about these apes that have been taught sign langauge. They are smart loving apes. The people that are reasearching/teaching them are also smart and loving. And event happens and the apes are taken away and the researchers try to find them. there is also a second story that involves a newspaper writer. Their stories overlap. that's all I can say without giving anything away.

Obava- Hope your small fry is currently resting comfortably and will be with you soon. Robert Frost? Really? :P :?: :D Loved the RP one. that may make my top ten.

Sam-what is your plan for work after it comes out? When you move will you still be nannying?

Mandaliz- I love Crystal Light. That's what I had during my movie last night, sans popcorn-GO ME!!. (Orange sunrise flavor) BTW the movie Win Win was good. Ended up going with my mom.
I gained weight over the winter and hate to have to lose it AGAIN but at least now I know I am capable and that I can do again. Now Go paint your nails something snazzy!!

Cdubs- Good luck with with your future hockey stud!! I started listening to Hanna and Raymond (read by our favorite voice David LeDoux) SO far I like it, but each character has a different person reading it so it is not just Dave reading :(

TWC- speaking of audio books....Stick one of them on your MP3 and you can walk and "read" during your lunch hour. I get most of mine from the online library where you just download FREE books. Check yours out. They also have eBooks for free. I heart the library!!!

Kelbel way not to give up!!!

Whitney- from your tweets it sounds like your are having a great time at Hogwarts!!

I am looking for someone to make sure I exercise (like I didn't yesterday). My husband and I are going to start an exercise program today. Jogging. Well, he will jog and I will eventually add it to my walking until my lungs can handle it. He also said that he would offer me an incentive if I reached my BIG weight goal (which could take a year to do but I'm okay with that). He told me that he loves me in any shape that I am but if I needed something for me to make it more enjoyable to work towards he would throw in laser hair removal for my legs!!!!! something I have wanted for about 5 years!! to never have to shave my legs again would be THE BEST. I could be yeti free!!!!!!

Okay, I need to go. Mr K is working from home this afternoon so I better make it look like i do SOMETHING during the day besides forum and twitter...
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby SeattleLisa » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:43 pm

Aaarrgghh! I keep getting hopelessly behind in reading everyone's posts and I feel really bad 'cuz I want to respond to everyone. I just skimmed and let's see how good my short term memory is:

Obava- Your poor little boy! I'm glad you found a combo that worked for him. Sorry if you mentioned this and I forgot but does he get enough exercise? I know he rides with you in the summer but what about this time of year? (dammit, or did you say he IS exercising & he's getting into hockey?! Sorry!!!)

Manda- I just want to reach through this monitor and give you a big hug, sit under a snuggie with you on the couch and talk. I am right there with you, wearing the comfy yoga pants, my fattest jeans are tight, I'm 4 lbs shy of my NEVER AGAIN weight, too. This is SO hard for me to forgive myself after my successes last year but our beating ourselves up just adds more lbs, ya know? I love you, we ALL love you, *try* to love and forgive yourself and start over right now. Get moving, whatever that means for you, get your ass to the gym or work out at home and your ff and wine will be waiting *at the end of the day* when you can enjoy it, instead of just *escaping* into it now. I SO understand what you're going through, more than I let on even to all of you here in this Forum, 'cuz I've become the master of hiding/deflecting. SO, at the very, very least make some kind of plan to exercise today, and/or tomorrow if you're done for the day and tell me about it, ok? Anything, even if you march in place for 20 minutes, or if you go rock your ass off in one of your gym classes. Whatever it is, I want to see a BBD from you as soon as possible.

Amy- Same goes for you. I want to see a Run/Walk Bragging Day from you asap. I have been just this side of suicidal thoughts this winter and the 2 things that have pulled me back are: 1. Hubby/family/friends including you Lovelies and 2. Feeling fuckawesome either from running on my rebounder or of course, moving my ass down that bike path.

MOVE, H00RS! It is a proven fact exercise will make you feel better. Start with the smallest thing possible, but do it. I am crying hard as I write this because I know how many of us have been struggling with issues big and small that have flattened us this winter. I don't want to lose any more of you from this Forum. (DAMMIT MIMMSY, WHERE ARE YOU & COURTNEY?!)

Please know I have not tried to exclude any of you with this accountability partners thing by jumping into it with Gia, I was just looking for someone I could be 1-1 partners with to help her with exercise & to foist my 2 Treats accountability issues onto since I keep binge eating and gaining weight. ggggrrrrrr! I'd like to see more of you pair up. Who needs exercise accountability? Am I right that besides Gia & Gretchen, there is also Elise, Amy and dammit, sorry, who else am I missing? (Claudia & Cat- I keep excluding you two because you always seem self-motivated but should I not exclude you?) I will hold any and all of you accountable if you need it, but it also is great to do one on one.

Gia- My accountability to you today is to eat 2 Andes mints for the treat point.

My heart is overflowing for all of you. I just read somewhere that women are spiteful creatures who love to cut each other down. Bullshit. Imagine me reaching out to you from my little corner of the map. I'm holding all of you up today just as you have held me up many, many times.
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby cdubs » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:56 pm

kelbel75 wrote:so...the little snippet of encouragement about not giving up, just like you wouldn't give up brushing your teeth altogether if you just happened to miss a night here and there, has been my saving grace this week

this warms my dead little heart! I'm so happy it's helped you! keep it up! You'll get there! It's hard to juggle everthing on your own, especially when it's not the norm. Does Mr. K travel alot?

amynkansas wrote:TWC- speaking of audio books....Stick one of them on your MP3 and you can walk and "read" during your lunch hour. I get most of mine from the online library where you just download FREE books. Check yours out. They also have eBooks for free. I heart the library!!!

TWC, Amy, Gins, & myself (that i know of, i think) are BIG fans of audio books like Amy said, check out the library and we also share them amongst each other. You could also try ific, I Amy, can help you more with that than I can though.

Two*Worlds*Collided wrote:I haven't exercised in like foreeeveeer. Yesterday was the 1st day in a long time that I was able to take a 20min walk during my lunch hour. So thank you guys for that, without this challenge

YAY!!!!! I'm so happy for you!
mandaliz wrote:cdubs wrote:
So today is the creatures first hockey class.

I'm overly excited about him starting hockey! You know I dig hockey. My team is moving into the playoffs. Anyway, fingers crossed that he has lots of fun, grows up to play in NHL, introduces me to his hot teammates, and I get me some as hot puck bunny action. Or just the hope he has fun part. Whichever.

thanks darlin! I'll let you all know how it turns out! we went to target today and picked out a crapload of stuff from the dollar spot which he gets as a reward AFTER hockey class!
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby Samalia » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:57 pm

omg THIS cracked. my. shit. up. OJ through the nose hurts, by the way.
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obava wrote:Sam- I love that you’re hoarding beer! And I didn’t know you were going to move in with Mr. D-YAY! and wait, where does he live? I thought he was in Cincinnati? Re: maternity wear on websites....


Yup! Moving sometime this summer is the plan but still coming back to the homeland to have the kid (and spend a weekend a month with Gaber & Gracie). Mr. D lives in Northern Kentucky (Cin-tucky to some) so I'll be about 20 minutes from the river, near the "Florence Y'all" water tower! I wasn't down with the idea of popping out a baby two hours away from my entire family/support system so we'll be residing here for part of September.
Hope the lil guy's procedure went well!

Maternity clothes are going to be the deaaath of me! No websites, got it. I'd love to borrow but Missa and Gabe's mom both start off weighing what I'll prooobably weigh at the 9month mark so I'm thinking I might be out of luck. Le sigh. I live in lounge pants so I only plan on obtaining a nice pair of jeans, some shirts, and a wedding season dress. I'll definitely check out some consignment shops & Target (Thanks Alex!)

@Amy- The work thing haaasn't quite been figured out yet. I won't be nannying, at least not until after we go to Spain next spring and the baby can eat things that don't come from my body, but I might start volunteering for one of the museums or at a nonprofit to try to figure out what I want to do with my life (yay for sorority connections getting me a position!). I don't need one for any financial reasons so we're playing it by ear. I might start dabbling in graphic design again and just freelance. The working world is my oyster!

@Kelbel- The morning sickness is pretty much over (fiiiiiiiiinally) and is only occasionally coming around at night. Thank. The. Heavens. I'll definitely be venting my food woes. I don't think bf realizes how attached I am to Cap'n Crunch :)
The water point used to be my hardest point to get until I got a tall reusable water container, it's much less intimidating than eight glasses of H2O.

mkay I'm off to do my taxes and maybe eat something. or maybe lay on the couch under a blanket because it's colder inside my house than it is outside.
Viva Denim! (Oh Twittah!)
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby absolutelyvlc » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:23 pm

SeattleLisa wrote:Aaarrgghh! I keep getting hopelessly behind in reading everyone's posts and I feel really bad 'cuz I want to respond to everyone. .


Girlfriend, don't feel bad. At least you try. I come on after a day of heavy activity and read about one or two posts (or maybe it's only half of one post....maybe I just scroll and see it's hopeless. I'll never tell you the truth) and then just give up. I'm the worst forumfriend ever. :(
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby cdubs » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:02 pm

well, hockey did not work out at all. i don't know if i should be more upset at the creature or the creatures dad. I had been working on him all day long, i had him psyched. I knew it was going to be rough, but I was feeling confident. So of course, when we get to the ice he starts hesitating. I failed to take into account "the dad"
as soon as eric started to back up, he went and scooped him up and gave me the look and said "i don't want to force him" whatever, eric knew he'd won. I would have made him go. but not mr nice guy dad.
Then, we're leaving and i have the bag with all the equipment (gosh, hockey people wear a lot of crap on their bodies) and he's all like why are you bringing that? so i tell him we may tray again next week. And he's like no, go return it, he doesn't like it he doesn't want to come back. um, excuse me, but how does he know he doesn't like it if he didn't even try it.
ugh...im done. and drinking...
I know eric would have gotten on the ice if he hadn't been there.
we were the only ones to walk out...i was so embarrassed....
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby absolutelyvlc » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:40 pm

cdubs wrote:well, hockey did not work out at all. ..

Aw, that's crappy. Did you end up returning the gear, or do you think there's still the possibility of another kick of the can?


Obavy - how's the mouth...or perhaps I should say mouths.
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby cdubs » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:43 pm

absolutelyvlc wrote:
cdubs wrote:well, hockey did not work out at all. ..

Aw, that's crappy. Did you end up returning the gear, or do you think there's still the possibility of another kick of the can?

oh no, i was made to return the gear
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby absolutelyvlc » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:00 am

cdubs wrote:
absolutelyvlc wrote:
cdubs wrote:well, hockey did not work out at all. ..

Aw, that's crappy. Did you end up returning the gear, or do you think there's still the possibility of another kick of the can?

oh no, i was made to return the gear


MADE to return it? Pssssh, girlfriend, the next time Mr.Dubs pulls that crap, just whip out the Jedi mind trick technique and put him in his place!!:


PS - I'm not trying to make light of a frustrating situation....well, I AM, but in a kind way. IYKWIM?
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby cdubs » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:46 am

HAPPY B DAY TO ME!!!!
Not my birthday, who cares about those! We're going to see Bobby!!
absolutelyvlc wrote:MADE to return it? Pssssh, girlfriend, the next time Mr.Dubs pulls that crap, just whip out the Jedi mind trick technique and put him in his place!!:


PS - I'm not trying to make light of a frustrating situation....well, I AM, but in a kind way. IYKWIM?

Abs, this is AWESOME!

Well, I was going to do another helpful article to round up the workweek, but as I walked around the house with a bottle of kahlua in hand once everyone went to bed last night I think I'm going to do my intro instead.

I'm Claudia, but C or dubs works as well, although the "dubs" part is not really mine, just by marriage. And here's a random fact, in Mexico, when you get married, you don't have to lose your last name, you get to keep it, which I find kind of nice. Well, you lose one of them, but you get to keep one of them, also, in Mexico you use 2 last names, both your mom's and dad's. But I digress. I have a 3 yo boy that I stay home with, I "lovingly" refer to him as the creature because he used to, and still does behave like a creature from another planet
(hell)
instead of a rational human being.
My favorite book is (huh, who knew there would be so much "Mexico" in this post?) by a Mexican author named Angeles Mastretta. It's called Mal de Amores. It has been translated into english as Lovesick. I read this book back in highschool and thinking back it amazes me how much it resonated with me even then. It's historical fiction, which I love, it's great being able to humanize and relate to these huge events that we hear about in school and mostly ignore, in a book, they kind of become real to me. It's set during the mexican revolution and it's about a woman, Emilia, and how she manages to make the different versions of herself work together. I bawled during the last couple of chapters the first time I read it. It is written so exquisitely. She's such a strong character. And the author gives us so much with out it becoming unnecessary words on the page. We start the story when her dad was little, him growing up, how he met her mother, so by the time we get to Emilia, we know her and love her so much because we've known her parents for a while and of their struggles. I do not have enough good things to say about this book, I could go on and on! Sadly, she only has 2 novels, her other one I love too, but she mostly writes short stories, which I hate, I don't like short stories, I find them to be a waste of time.
Ok, well, enough of the cdubs show...stay calm and carry on you all!
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Re: RC11 Part Deux

Postby obava » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:02 am

SpunkyBookworm wrote:I also start my chem class today. Superscared/excited because I opened the book and it was really scary looking stuff in there!!


YAY for chem class! I had a bad start with chemistry in college- regular Chemistry was very confusing and the instructor spoke and acted like a stewardess- it was very distracting :lol: . So I switched into Intro to Chem and that was awesome- they knew I hadn't had HS Chem (hell I hadn't *been* in HS for over 10 years!) and started with baby steps- I got an A in that, then A's in both regular Chemistry and Organic Chemistry and I ended up LOVING Chemistry. I would help you if I could, but unfortunately I am one of those people who loses it if I don't use it :( But I can encourage you!

And YAY for seeing a specialist! tell us all about it- i'm terribly curious about how those programs work. I'm glad you are doing something special for yourself and letting the universe guide you :D
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