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#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

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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!




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