Jump to content

Lots to lose thread #76

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
221 replies to this topic

#201 Rainbow Lemur

Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

Just wanted to drop in and wish everyone the most wonderful Chistmas full of the little moments that make life so special.  

Thank you for keeping me company as I stroll down the path.  It has made a big difference and I hope with more clarity I can see more success in the new year.

#202 BenevolentDictator

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

Sorry to be chiming in so late in the day, but I too wanted to say


to all of you here who have given me so much support and encouragement and acceptance this past year.
I just know that 2013 is going to be fabulous for us all.

Hope the man in the big red suit - or his equivalent in your neck of the woods - treats you well.
DS has been asking since 11am how long until bed time; honestly I swear this is the one day of the year I have to battle to STOP him going to bed lol.

Peace on earth, good will to womankind (and their menfolk) and all that heartwarming sentimental stuff.

#203 BenevolentDictator

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:23 AM

Hello again.
I imagine that everyone is recovering from Christmas feasties and pondering a return to healthy eating and exercise once the leftovers have been all used up.  

At least I am!

I hope you all have a lovely Christmas.  Ours was small and cosy - and lots of fun.  The only small blot is the presence of new pets - see my thread in the pets section - I am tormenting myself over what to do with 3 cute but impractical goldfish.

#204 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

Hi Dogged,

We are recovering from the festive season quite nicely. Except for DD, who has developed Chickenpox. Not impressed at all. Poor little kid - all the fun we had plan (visits and such) are now cancelled.

And just thinking about it makes me itchy....

My plan for today is to wash the dogs (nice little work out that is) and their bedding. And maybe do some cleaning of the dog run and kennel area if I survive the drenching. laugh.gif

#205 cardamom

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

QUOTE (dogged @ 27/12/2012, 09:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...once the leftovers have been all used up.

Is here the place to admit I just had a small "sampler" plate of leftover desserts for breakfast?  ph34r.gif

Happy holidays everyone!

#206 BenevolentDictator

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:35 AM

QUOTE (cardamom @ 27/12/2012, 09:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is here the place to admit I just had a small "sampler" plate of leftover desserts for breakfast?  ph34r.gif

Happy holidays everyone!

Sampler plates of leftover dessert are absolutely part of Christmas tradition as far as I am concerned.
Leftover trifle makes a particularly good breakfast.  Nothing like starting the day with a hint of sherry  ph34r.gif

Girls what am I going to do about these fish?  I feel so guilty letting them perish but I can't and don't want to spend hundred setting up a huge fish tank (and we'd have nowhere to put one anyway).  But what am I going to tell DS about not keeping his gift from his cousins?  Oh blinking, blinking hell.  This is a real dilemma.

ETA  that is just diabolical bad news re your DD, Spikey.  I hope it's a mild dose.  Big hugs to her from Melbourne.

Edited by dogged, 27 December 2012 - 08:35 AM.

#207 cardamom

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

Just read your thread dogged, that's quite the dilemma. Sounds like the gift giver was trying to give your DS a thoughtful present, but may not have thought it through too well.

I really don't know what the best thing to do is. Have you had fish before? I can completely understand not wanting to outlay huge $$$ for a proper big aquarium set up. As a kid (before I knew anything about the care of goldfish) we had a few in a small-ish tank, with no filter/thermometer etc. and they floundered around okay for three or four years with regular water changes (though I hear this is apparently quite a cruel option  shrug.gif ).

How heartbroken will your DS be if they're returned/rehomed?

Spikey - your poor DD! sad.gif Hope she's not too unwell/uncomfortable.

#208 Rainbow Lemur

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

If the goldfidh ever need a holiday they can live in our creek original.gif

I am pondering how to combine my agenda with the kids' plan for endless fun and socialising.  I am also the world's worst housekeeper and right now they are creating mess and dirt at a faster rate than I could ever keep up with.  Feeling envious of those who have housekeeping skills.

My body is craving fresh whol foods so right now that is (mostly) what I am eating.  Might weigh tomorrow and assess the Christmas damage.

DH bought me the most gorgeous dress which I wore on Christmas Day.  I think that dress has become my new inspiration.  It looks fine but with a loss of say 5 kilos it would look 10 times better.

I have also been jumping on the trampoline Santa bought!  The kids think it hilarious.  Surely it would help with core and cardio?

#209 Rainbow Lemur

Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

I don't know about your DS but I found our kids quickly tire of fish and so we have had them in a bowl for a little while until their attention turns elsewhere and then place them in the creek.  Maybe see how he feels about them by the end of the holidays?

I can't believe people give pets as presents!

#210 BenevolentDictator

Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

Hmm that is a good suggestion AL.  If I can keep them going until the end of the holidays then we could make a big deal about releasing them to the wild, perhaps (not sure if they'd survive or whether that's an ecologically sound option but better than just giving them away in DS's eyes).

Lovely to hear you have a new dress and that you're enjoying wearing it.  Good on you for remaining in touch with your body's needs.  I'm ignoring mine at the moment - but I am ok with that.

#211 Rainbow Lemur

Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

Our creek is a man made creek and the fish have survived quite happily (unless they get taken by birds)  So its not the wild as such.

#212 Bendigedig

Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:23 AM

Cardamom, it wouldn't be Christmas if you didnt eat leftovers for brekkie (and every other meal)! We had left over roast as bubble and squeak with egg and bacon on Christmas day.

I hope everyone is ageing a great Christmas.

Spikey sorry to hear that your DD has been sick. Not fun.

Dogged, without going to the pet section, it sounds like you have goldfish! I like goldfish! But I suspect looking after them snt as easy I think.

Hi AL, AA, LDD, Meh and everyone else (cn you tell I am a public servant with the acronyms)

All good here at my mum and dads. Probably eating too much but I am enjoying it. DD is even staying in her bed all night (although she gets up at 5am!).

#213 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

A belated Merry Christmas to everyone.  

I hot the best present - both boys slept in until 6:40am on Christmas day, and 7:20am on Boxing Day.  Which may not sound like much, but gee it was nice.  

Can you believe my baby is 2 months old!  

I am keen to get back on the wagon for 2013.  I feel huge and gross, and despite making a good effort, Christmas has taken its toll.  I am not weighing myself this week, and will use the next few days to detox a bit before taking a proper "Post Xmas" weigh-in.  Otherwise I think it will be too depressing.

I hope everyone had a great Chrissy, and I look forward to lots of bright eager buddies in the New Year. original.gif

#214 Rainbow Lemur

Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

AA are you comfortable to share what if any weight you gained over the pregnancy?  You seemed like you were really on top of it.

#215 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

waves.gif  xmas_cool.gif

Just thought I'd pop in to say hello to you all.

DD (who has chicken pox) is being somewhat clingy, so not getting much done. Oh well. I'm sure it will ease off once she feels a bit better. I feel the need for a small amount of chocolate. I'm going on a raid of the chocolate stash - mine or DD's. There is a bunch of mini chocs in this house, and one of them is mine.  And of course, that won't break the calorie budget, either! xmas_tongue.gif

#216 seepi

Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

hi all and merry christmas. I had a break as I was a bit disappointed i didn't lose any weight at all.... all I did was work out what my issues are - overeating sweet food and drinking too much lemon squash, juice and sugary coffee being the main ones. and zero exercise.

Anyway - I'm trying to motivate myself for 2013, and trying to think of an achievable diet related new year's resolution.

Go for a walk every day being the best one I have thought of. Or do organised exercise once a week (dance/swim etc). Or have only 1 sugar in coffee. Maybe I'll go with that.

I also thought of giving up lemon squash, giving up bakery food,  taking my lunch to work, and eating two pieces of fruit a day, but I think i will fail quickly on those.

any other ideas welcome!

I have not put on weight over Xmas anyway - I seem to stasy the same if I overeat or diet - so annoying. But I am hovering near the next line on the bmi chart, so I really need to start moving down the chart,not further up.

Hope all are well.

Dogged - I hope those fish are surviving. I  would just fill the bowl to its widest point to allow aeration, and to replace a cup of water a day with room temp tap water. Some fish are tough and will cope - others die off quickly even with the whole filter/bubbler etc.

#217 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

QUOTE (amoral lemur @ 27/12/2012, 01:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
AA are you comfortable to share what if any weight you gained over the pregnancy?  You seemed like you were really on top of it.

Lol. It was all an illusion.  I put on pretty much the same weight as with DS1, but I think the biggest difference is that this time, I refuse to beat myself up about it, and am not going to wallow in "fat pity land" for 2 years before getting the weight back off.  

The numbers:
Pre-pregnancy: 91.3kg
Lowest weight: 86.6kg (12 weeks, height of morning sickness)
Weight morning of the c-section: 109.2kg
Weight today: 98.0kg (I was down to 96.6kg before a week with my folks for Christmas)

Goals for 2013
- my biggest goal for 2013 is strength/fitness.  I would love to be able to run 5km by August, and do the Bridge to Brisbane. I have wanted to do it since 2009.  2010 I had a newborn DS, last year, I had screwed my nack, and this year, I was pregnant with DS2.  So 2013 is MY year.  I can't even run 100m at the moment, so 5km is a huge goal to set.  
- Weight wise, I would like to get to 85kg by my wedding anniversary in April.  Ultimate goal 72kg.  

#218 mygirlcharlotte

Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

hello girls, just wondering if there is a few adelaide girls in this group.would love to have a buddy to excerise with and have chats as well

#219 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

Argh, I just wrote a massive post for you, Seepi, but I lost it!  

In short, great to see you back!  Small changes, one step at a time. biggrin.gif

#220 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

Hi Ladies,

MGC, I don't think we currently have any Adelaidians in the group, but you are more than welcome to join us. We chat a LOT. laugh.gif

Hi AA, AL, Cardamom, JoIsMe, Seepi, Dogged, LDD, PussyDids (whose wedding is not so very far away!) and everyone else I've missed.

DD is definitely improving. I much prefer the 'breakthrough Varicella' version of the Chicken Pox compared to the version I remember. Its so much milder, and the progression is much faster too. Hopefully she'll be good to get back into everything in another week. I plan major cleaning today - and maybe catching up on some overdue paperwork. DH is out all day at band stuff (they're writing new songs, and having a BBQ), so I have free reign to clean my little sox off... and burn off the calories contained in those two yummy hot cross buns I had for brekky. DD had them too, luckily they're something she can eat (she has one pock in her mouth).

Seepi, I switched to Bickford's Diet Lime (and occationally Lemon) Cordial. That way I haven't had to give up anything - I can make me a fizzy Lemon by adding soda water - and with about 5 calories, which is about as good as a drink can get. Sometimes its easier to substitute a less sugarific version for something which you feel you 'must' have. Those essentials are the diet breakers. You cannot deprive yourself for long, and then you break out - usually overdoing it in the process.

#221 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:52 AM

Okay, today is weigh-in day (for me), so the official damage from the Christmas period is in.

Two weeks ago: 97.1kg
Current weight: 97.5kg

So, a 400g gain.  Not ideal, but not too shabby.  I was hoping to start the new year at 95kg, so I have missed that goal by 2.1kg, but I feel like I am tracking well, so I am not going to let that get me down.  Because I am breastfeeding, I know I can't calorie restrict too much, which makes the progress slow.

#222 Snagglepussed

Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:17 AM

New thread time for the New Year!

2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users


9 things I need to thank my parents for

You really don't realise everything your parents did for you until you find yourself doing them for your own children ... vomit catching and all.

The adventurous baby who's already putting safety first

When you're a baby, even getting off a bed and onto the floor can be a tricky procedure.

The story behind the love video that went viral

It is a quiet video, less than a half-minute long. It features no flourishes to speak of. It has no kittens doing kitten things. None of the things that often make a video go viral.

Anthony and Elle Watmough's joyous news as baby cleared of fatal condition

Rugby league star Anthony Watmough and his wife Elle have shared their joy at learning their unborn baby, who was thought to have Trisomy 18, was cleared of the fatal condition.

Win a family farmstay with Shaun the Sheep

To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Shaun the Sheep Movie, Essential Kids and Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are offering one winner and their family a holiday to a farm.

How I learnt to be a better friend

I may have lost that particular friend years ago, but I have gained so much from that experience.

What goes in the nappy bag?

It's far more than just a bag for nappies - it's the travel companion for your baby that should contain all the things you might need when away from home base.

The nature naming trend

The biggest joy of our daughter's name is that people really light up when they hear it (pun intended).

Win a Justine Clarke Pyjama Jam! prize pack

The Pyjama Jam! tour will see Justine Clarke returning to more intimate venues around Australia, creating the perfect comfy and cozy atmosphere for a PJ party.

Parents of baby born without part of his skull stand up to critics

When Brittany and Brandon Buell's son Jaxon was born missing much of his brain and skull, doctors said he only had days to live.

Baby plans are 'none of your business'

Emily Bingham had been asked about her baby making plans one too many times. 

Diet shakes to lose weight? Think again

Thinking of investing in meal replacement shakes to slim down ahead of summer?

Study offers support for cancer treatment during pregnancy

It is among the most delicate and difficult dilemmas in medicine: Should a pregnant woman who has received a cancer diagnosis begin treatment before her child is born?

Awards 2015: Vote now for a chance to win $2000

Vote for your favourite pregnancy, baby and toddler products for your chance to win your share of $2500 in cash prizes.

64 baby names based in nature

Looking for a baby name with a nod to nature, or one with an organic meaning? Check out our list to get inspired.

What coffee does to your body

That cup of Joe is just the boost your body needs.

Mum leaves triplets at hospital because she can't afford them

An illiterate and poverty stricken mother has abandoned her newborn triplets at hospital because she cannot afford to care for them.

I gave my daughter up for adoption - then tried to be her mum

The first time my oldest daughter called me 'Mum', she was 17.

Rainbow Babies lighting up the internet

A recent Facebook photo post is prompting widespread discussion of an emotional topic for many parents: rainbow babies.

The new wave of virgins giving birth

Dozens of young women have had virgin births after undergoing IVF in Britain, it has been reported.

'It sort of became an addiction': parents buying, reselling Bonds Wondersuits

Your baby might be crawling around in hundreds of dollars worth of clothing.

Adjusting your child to daylight savings time

A one-hour difference to the day is pretty big deal when you're little.

Born too soon: life on the margins of existence

The frontiers of life are advancing ever further into uncharted territory.


What's hot on EB

Stella McCartney honours mum with lacy bra

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has honoured her late mum, Linda McCartney, by designing a special bra for post-mastectomy patients.

Don't panic: A granddad midwife's guide for dads-to-be

Mark Harris has helped deliver 500 babies. And he's now telling fathers what to expect.

How to be a calm parent when you're feeling anything but

Being a calm parent takes a lot of work, sometimes more than is obvious to those around us.

The joy and isolation of being a stay-at-home dad

It's cool, kind of like a second childhood. I love him to bits and think, on average, I'm an okay dad. But I also want to talk about the other stuff.

How baby Teddy's short life is helping save thousands of lives

He may have only lived for 100 minutes, but that didn't stop baby Teddy from saving the lives of others.

A heartbreaking trail of missed chances in death of baby forgotten in car

A haunting reminder to stay mindful about babies in cars, especially as we approach summer.

What to do if your baby has tongue-tie

Tongue-tie can cause feeding problems. However once it is diagnosed, the condition can be easily treated.

How to move house without losing your mind

Some people move frequently, while others like to stay put. But everyone finds it stressful.

'She had nowhere to go': how new mum's life began to unravel

The birth of her first child should have been happiest of times for Campsie mother Phuong Cao, but friends say it marked the beginning of when her life began to unravel. 

Women giving birth to a son keep some of his Y chromosomes

It was an experiment doomed to failure - they were looking for male cells in female bodies. And their search was stunningly successful.

Photos: How babies fit in the womb

A gorgeous photo series shows babies in the first hours after their birth - as they were positioned in the womb.

Baby tries to persuade stubborn bulldog to walk, fails

We don't know what he's saying, but this baby has a very clear message for his bulldog pal: let's walk - NOW.

The best toddler gift ever? Nine gender-neutral play kitchen picks

Without a doubt, one of the best gifts for a toddler turning two or three is a play kitchen.

9 easy steps to improve your baby photography

With a few simple tips you can take your images from random happy snaps to lovely clean images that create beautiful lasting memories.



What are your favourite baby products?

The Essential Baby Awards are on now, and we need your help! Have your say on your top picks and you'll go in the draw to win a share of $2500.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.