Mike, I'm here. Just have been so darned busy. Two of DH's seven siblings were in the hospital, which necessitated more family phone conversations and hospital visits, and then I've been more busy with the grandkids, so haven't been logging on as much. LOL on the Halloween poem. I'll be sure to show that to my live-in granddaughter who works at Burger King. She always notices when I pick her up in my car after work that the clothes that were freshly washed and fragrant from fabric softener right before work smell like grease after just a three or four hour shift. Oh, but I now see you were serious--hope your belly feels better soon.
Not the actress, congrats on your film being the audience favorite at the post-workshop screening.
Looks like you have a really good idea to get in some relaxation and meal planning and pre-cooking. OK, then I won't mention that I also fell off the wagon toward the end of last week. It'll be our secret. LOL
Cassie, what a nice, chipper post. Sounds like you really had a blast this weekend, topped off by a great visit with your cuz-in-law.
mhibdon, I was out o' bed before ya, but not bright eyed and bushy tailed--just couldn't get back to sleep. Way to go on your exercise! I WAS headed to the Y when a friend called and said she'd run out of gas and could I come bring her some so she wouldn't have to buy another $15 gas can like she had to just TWO WEEKS AGO. (Didn't learn from that experience to buy gas before she gets down to that last ounce of it.) I never got back into the exercise mood. I promise to not turn on the computer tomorrow until after I've exercised. Caffeine and FitDay are your addictions, eh? LOL Hey, what if we're addicted to reading your posts? You might come back after a week and learn some of us had panic attacks.
Anna Louise, nice goals! Welcome to our group. So far this Halloween night I've had four pieces of Hershey Sugar free chocolate miniatures(my normal limit is two) and I must confess I stole one piece of Smarties (citrus flavor candy) from my grandson. I'll have to see if I can find a calorie count for the Smarties.
Joanna, sometimes those simple goals are all we need. Glad you're in.
Julie, hi and welcome. Your goals look great, too.
April, even when you're lounging you're working around the house. LOL But it is great to be able to enjoy movies all day occasionally. I'm not a big movie fan, but a few months ago there was a marathon of Little House on the Prairie TV episodes that I enjoyed all day long, doing minimal necessary chores in between. Oh, hey, toot away, lady! You deserve it! Big drop in BMI and inches. I share your joy in being obese now, rather than "morbidly obese." Don't you just hate that term? I know it was meant to be a shocker, but I find that term very rude and crude. A bout the hunger feelings. Sometimes my stomach has a feeling of hunger pangs and I know I should not be hungry. They say to drink a lot of water and it will help but it does nothing for me--just makes my stomach feel the same but with water in it. Wow! Cool boxer pumpkin! Thanks for sharing that!
I love Halloween because we have so few kids (only 7 to 15 kids per year) due to our street being homes on half acre lots with no sidewalks or street lights, so we can afford to give out full size candy bars.
The kids are always so tickled with their treat and always say thanks and add something like "Wow!" or "Cool." One boy tonight, who looked to be about 12 year old, exclaimed "You guys are NICE!" The next street over has houses really close together, street lights and sidewalks and friends on that street tell me they get about 150-200 kids! I know the homeowners there have to be spending way more money than we do.
Quinn, my candy bars pale in comparison to your open house. Such a loving thing for you to do! That's a lot of work and expense. What's cool is that many years from now, after you're long gone, those kids will be telling their kids and grandkids what a great time they had at your house every Halloween. Way to go on continuing your good goals.
Ruby, glad to see you back again this week.
Well, I gotta go pick up live-in granddaughter. She and her boyfriend took his little cousins trick-or-treating.