Short and sweet goddesses is a thread especially for us "Short n' Petite Gals". As "Short n' Petites", we have our own issues. Our goals are lower, and as we all know, a 5-pound loss or gain can make a huge difference on a Short n' Petite. We are here to support and encourage one another, so please feel free to join us!
Hard to believe it’s February already. I’ve been trying to finish up some projects for work that have been hanging around for awhile. On Monday I have to have another basal cell removed on my forehead. I’m hoping it won’t be as traumatic as the last one.
Welcome Lissa. That’s good that they now include lean protein as zero point foods. I wasn’t very successful when I did WW years ago because I was always hungry. Meat and protein fills me up.
Hi Holly, Lisa, Joan, and Sue(somewhere out there) I weighed today. First time for a long time -123. Happy if I can stay below 125. Of course when I go to doc , always more due to all the shoes and clothes! I hate that.
DH actually walked with me yesterday. First time I’ve walked since sick. Did not go very far but it’s a start.
Practicing violin a little. Need to find teacher but will wait til home from Houston. Getting fairly good sound but difficult going note to note. Can do scales- sorta!
Holly why do they think you are having the basal cell skin lesions? Is it because of your red hair and light skin?
Joan - I don’t care anything about the game either but may watch just because DH will want to. Good you you have an “out “!
Lisa- I do think WW is good about improving the program but all the changes sometimes become confusing. Hope you are successful.
BTW - Holly thanks for starting the Feb thread. I thought about it but couldn’T figure out how to or how to copy the quote. I know I did it once before but was lost this time!
Joan -“I” decided the rib is broken from the pain I still have with coughing and sneezing - no professional confirmation. I go to the hematologist on the 8th and the GI on the 9th. Will know after that about the GI work up.
REposting what I posted last night forgetting we were in Feb—time goes by too fast for me—LOL!
Hello all—relaxing for a few before getting cleaned up for BF’s to come over—will eat dinner here—I made shrimp ceviche this afternoon and it is really good! Will serve with some chips and crackers and BF is bringing an Asian cabbage salad—I still have to cut avocado into it but was chilling it a bit first.
I did go to the sub pilates class—worked hard but honestly she was not a very good teacher—had I not been taking from someone really good who has taught us the right way to do the moves I might have hurt myself. Anyway got three hours in today and the dance and weights class were really good.
Hope everyone has a good weekend.
Saturday—-went to gym for my body roller class then came home and walked about 2.5 miles with DH—walked to the new Peet’s Coffee—not open yet but very excited—will be easy to get DH to walk there for coffee as he loves their coffee. We had no idea they were finally coming to Vegas.
Ate some more shrimp ceviche for lunch with a few pita crackers from TJ’s. thinking I may have an apple to finish off my lunch. I want to prune another rose bush in a bit and cut the mums back. It is so warm and beautiful out—did not need a jacket—-had a light long sl tee shirt on with a neck scarf and had to ditch the scarf on the way back as I was too warm.
Hello, Holly, thanks for the welcome. I hope your intervention goes smoothly.
Jojo, I dislike recording weigh in in the middle of the day with clothes on at the doctor's too. I hope you feel better. Wow learning the violin! Since I started up ww again just now, the change I easy to integrate. I very much like the less tracking, and the abundant "free" food.
Jmg (Joan?) a poor gym/pilates/etc. teacher is a bummer. Sounds like you are getting plenty of exercise. Good for you!
I'm glad because I seem to have lost 1.9 pounds in 9 days on ww (of course some could be fluctuation: time will tell). I have indulged in the new zero point foods: salmon, tuna, beans, corn, plain low fat yogurt, tofu, and of course fruits and vegetables. I thought I was at risk for being stable or gaining, and was pleasantly surprised to have lost apparently significantly, this 1st week.
I cut back a lot on anything sweet and starchy. Both sweets and starches are very pointy.
I'm really struggling getting exercise though. I want to just sit like a bump on a log all the time. That is not good for mood.
Yes, Holly, I got the notice about the eagles win at the play right before it started and thought that the cruise ship was probably rocking with Sue jumping up and down for joy! I seem to remember that she said she would be able to watch it on board. would have been a fun night to be out on her deck watching Philadelphia party itself crazy!
I took a huge leap Sat night—bought an Apple Watch—-set my physical activity goal quite high and came within 20 points of meeting it yesterday without any classes so I was pleased even tho the watch told me this morning that I did not meet my goal—-LOL. I met it through walking and gardening yesterday—-got one more flower bed cleaned out—big job. Went out to eat with DD and a couple from my yoga/pilates classes—the one whose husband had brain surgery last July—-we went to a new place called North Italia—-wow, was so, so good! DD had scallops and I had a veggie salad and then we shared.
Rent was good but so glad DH did not go as I doubt he would have liked it or even understood most of it cause the entire play is operatic in style—-hard for his level of hearing loss even tho it goes into his ears directly with his new aides. DD really enjoyed it—her first time ever to our Smith Center of PA. And she has always been an advocate for aids victims and LGBT so it was a topic dear to her as well.
Heading to gym for body sculpt and dance and might get a walk in inbetween. Going with DH to his dr appt with the dr who will do his cataract surgery and we will schedule it as well.
Wow, Lisa, I would be eating salmon and tuna a lot—-so cool that corn and beans are free points as well—it sounds like a more manageable program to me. I think they lost members on that last revision before this. They may pick up more now as the word gets out. I hope you are eating wild salmon—the farm raised has so many carcinogens.
Miss hearing from all of you. Must be a really busy week.
I started at 7 am taking Jordan to orthodontist, then breakfast and school, then pilates, Apple Watch training on Health and fitness apps (awesome) read a bit, took a walk for a mile right at sunset, dinner and more reading—wow the book is so good! Before We Were Yours— Wow, just hard to believe what we have allowed to happen to poor children in our lifetime! And the people who did this never had a consequence! Check out Tennessee Children’s Home Society on the Internet. They estimate that the woman Tanne killed or allowed to die about 500 children! And the abuse was terrible.
My basal cell procedure went a lot better than the other one. It was caught much earlier and was much smaller. I am a big advocate for regular check ups now. Not many people my age know what basal cells are.
Joan, the Apple Watch is great isn’t it? It makes me laugh when it tells me to stand when I stand all day at my desk. I will have to take a look at that book.
JoJo, there’s tape you can put on the violin finger board to help you get acquainted with where the notes are. Do you have a piano you can use to help tune it?
Holly, so glad to hear your basal cell procedure was better—-DH goes to see a dermotologist every year faithfully and occasionally on the half year as well—he has had several removed, all caught early on. She literally maps his body as he has moles—lots of them on his back and even in his hair. His father had the same thing.
I finished my book—-oh my, wish you would all read it—it is very good and so, so sad that money and privilege allowed this to go on for years and then covered up even after all was exposed. But the story in the book is just really excellent.
Holly, I don’t know how I managed not to remember you had an Apple Watch—I think you told us once way back when they came out. I set my workouts on it today—is really interesting that yoga today provided me a lot of calorie burn as did the weights class as well. This watch you can swim with too and my gym friend is a swimmer and got one for Christmas—she as been afraid to try it so I have challenged her to track her swim workout this week—-you lock down the screen in workout mode and after you turn the stem and it extracts water from the holes for the speakers. Pretty amazing what they have crammed into this little square thing!
Had a facial today—-book club here tomorrow and I need to make a dessert—-have decided on an almond tart so will make the crust tonight after dinner.
World situation is getting so frightening—cannot watch the news or I can’t sleep.
Holly - I know you are glad that the basal cell surgery is over again! Hope this one does not take as long as the other to heal. Good to hear that it healed well though. I have heard about the tape for the violin marking - just haven't gotten it. I do tune it with my piano. I also need to take in into the shop to get checked out as the tuning doesn't seem to hold - the pegs slip. I am supposed to have free maintenance and tuning on it too.
Joan - When will your DH have his cataract surgery? It seems to be such a simple procedure now but it still scares me thinking of someone coming at my eye with a sclapal! My DDIL has the Apple watch and loves it. I like it for her because she gets text messages instantly (she also has an I-phone) and will text back. When I call her and leave a message, I never know when she will call me! I probably will never get an I-phone so I am waiting for a great watch to come out like the I-watch but to be android compatable.
Lisa - the exercise is difficult to start but once you do, the key is just to keep it up long enough to form a habit - I think they say that is 2 weeks. I am anxious for it to warm up so that I will walk more often.
Tomorrow is my follow-up appt with the hematologist on my iron infusions; so will let you know how that goes.