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4myloves
01-10-2007, 10:22 AM
Hello to all of the lovely Floozies out there!

Whether you're a "tried and true" or a lurker "wannabe," you know if you're a Floozie at heart! :val1: Come and join our discussion!

Our main goal is to lose weight and keep it off, but we're also here to visit and try to keep each other motivated. Everyone is welcome here, so if you've been looking for a forum "home" perhaps you've found it!

Come on Floozies, let's get talkin'!!

:welcome: :welcome:


gdeann
01-10-2007, 10:31 AM
Love your intro Cheryl! You are such a sweetie!

alinnell
01-10-2007, 12:58 PM
Good morning everyone!

Gayle~I'm glad your neighbor was receptive and open to your offer for help! That's gotta be a tough situation. And thanks for the encouragement! I really need it today.......

I've been exercising every day (except Saturdays~gotta have one day off!). I've not had any wine (except for last Saturday~had dinner guests). I've eaten very well (meaning less than 1400 calories per day and limiting my fats). And my weight is back up to 143.5. Yuck.


4myloves
01-10-2007, 01:30 PM
Me, too, Gayle. And thanks :)

Allison, I've been exercising, too. I just keep forgetting to bring my food/exercise journal with me to the computer. I'll get around to updating it...someday.

Last night was my first night of class. We watched a movie--I'd say that's a good start! I had forgotten just how much I like this professor--it's been forever since I've had him for a class. The first book we have to read is Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence. It's 495 pages long and I'm on around page 80. I've got quite a bit of reading to do between now and next Tuesday!

I really don't think this semester is going to be as stressful on me as last semester was. It helps that I've been taking my depression meds EVERYDAY since the new year (that was one of my resolutions, ya know.). I've got to take it all the time, even when I feel like I'm doing fine, which is one of my downfalls--I've got to REMEMBER that it's the medecine that keeps me fine :D

I hope everyone is doing well!!

Love,
Cheryl

Deelite
01-10-2007, 11:02 PM
I have been away far too long and now I got a lot of catching up to do.

Cheryl thank you for starting a new thread for us.
I am glad that you think this symester will be a little lighter of a load for you. Now remember take those little happy pills.

Gayle my condolence and prayers to your neighbors. That has to be rough.
Congratulations to stick to your program. Keep it up and you will see and feel the losses.

Allison just keep at it the scale will drop. Sometimes in our cycle we retain more water than other times. Cutting down the fat will help too.

Shelley how is Mike doing? Is he really down, any leads on a new job?
Wish Patty a Happy 17th birthday for me. Wow 17 already. Our baby's sure grow up fast.
How is the foot doing? It sure has caused you a lot of grief. I am glad that you are still managing to exercise. I know that if you weren't it would drive you crazy. My sister and her family come home tomorrow from Orlando. She said that the kids have loved it.

Debbi that is amazing about your hand. Does it still have feeling?
Have a nice visit with your Dad.

Suzy you get right back on track. You worked hard to lose that weight you aren't going to gain it back. I know that it is tough but ask yourself if what you want to eat is worth it.

Vouge you sure are a go getter. I am glad that you didn't give up on your essay. You are amazing. Way to go. More power to you for sticking up for yourself.

Janice is there snow there now? How about the temps? It turned winter cold this last weekend and it has remained the same. I hate the cold. I just can't seem to warm up unless I jump into the hot tub, which I do before bed every night. No wonder I go away for a good part of the winter. I think that Gayle's weather looks worse by pictures she sent me of the storm.

Sherry where did you go? I thought that you were going to be joininng us. I am waiting for you dear girl. It is ok if you are motivated to lose the pounds yet, just come and visit.

Today I had my tooth finally crowned with a temp. I wasn't sure what would happen since I broke my tooth again on New Years Eve but there was enough tooth to go ahead. Next week I go and get the permanent one on. I wasn't feeling great after the anastetic, they used one with no epineferine (sp?0and my heart still was out of wake on and off for about 4 hours after. I don't understand why.

We bought a new car saturday. We bought a 2003 crysler 300M. It has been Larry's dream car since he rented one in NY. 2003 was the last year that they built this model so that is why we didn't buy brand new. It is in mint condition and low miles. It is fully loaded. Larry loves his toys.

Dez is going for oral surgery on friday to get her wisdom teeth out. They are putting her to sleep. She is going to stay here for a couple of days after. Her old bedroom is in the middle of reno's. Larry is working on drywall and we will install the new windows that we bought that are sitting in the shed since July. Our old house has almost been fully renovated. Just the bathroom left. It is small so there isn't to much that we can do with it.

I gainned a few pounds over christmas so now I have to lose them before Mexico. I am anxious to go. I phone my Aunt and Uncle last night. They are waiting for me. They said that it was 85 yesterday. If only I could warm up this cold body now. I am so cold and I hate it.

ShelleyM
01-11-2007, 06:54 AM
Dee-Thanks for updating us on your family. I hope Dez's surgery turns out okay. Becky really needs to get hers done, but we can't afford it. Mike is working on the house while he is out of work. He is fine. He got a haircut yesterday, just in case some interviews crop up. I am trying to keep my spirits up. I am also taking my little magic pill everyday instead of every other day. It does help tremendously.

Alison-Good for you on the no-wine and exercise! I am so proud of you.

Cheryl-I always look forward to your headings for new threads. They are so creative! You have been doing a wonderful job, even though Sherry shoes are a tough bill to fill! Keep taking those pills, I am! I forget--what are you on? I have been on Prozac for 10 years. I had been taking them every other day or third day, but now I am back to everyday for right now.

Gayle-Those pictures you sent are amazing. I couldn't find the cow though. Is work getting better for you?

Speaking of work, I'd better get my booty in gear and go. I will try for a bike ride after work today.

coles
01-11-2007, 12:10 PM
Dee - We have snow right now and driving yesterday was bad. It is supposed to go above freezing in the next two days so it will all melt again. It is supposed to be really cold next week. The ski slopes have been opening and closing. It is too expensive to try to make snow with the temperatures the way they have been.
I would love to be going to Mexico.
Suzy - I know how you feel. I stay on program for a week and then all at once I inhale all the sweets I can find. Something needs an adjustment in my brain!
I have lost but I could do better if I could just keep control.
Lots of stress at work these days, and I'm a stress eater.
Sherry - Please come and join us again.
Gayle - prayers for your neighbour and her family. I can't imagine what she must be going through.
Speaking of pills I take zoloft every day.
I tried not taking them for a week and would find myself crying for no reason at all. Mostly because my dog is old and it is painful to watch her go down hill. Still I wouldn't normally cry like that!
Needless to say I went back to taking the pill.

Deelite
01-11-2007, 12:37 PM
Shelley to get Dez's teeth done which she only has three will be just over $1000. Our insurance covers half. Not cheap but the teeth are so near a nerve that they want to take them out before they give her problems.
I am glad that you and Mike are trying to remain upbeat. You aren't forgot in my prayers. You just keep taking your happy pills too.
Have a look again at the pictures. The cow is so covered with snow you can barely tell what it is. It is about the third or forth pic.

Janice we are at -20 this morning. I have to walk to the Y for my swim and I am not looking forward to it. I am going for my fake and bake tan this afternoon and I am afraid that as soon as I walk out the doors into the cold that my tan will shatter and fall to the ground.
Big controversy on the news today about us sending our cheap drugs south. The states can't keep up with the demand so they are sending up trucks to haul back the discounted drugs. They are saying we need laws in place because it might create shortages and we won't have drugs to buy. I guess the wholesaler can make more money sending them south than what we pay cause an ethical dilema.

Hope you are all having a good day.

SuzyMc
01-11-2007, 01:38 PM
Tim is on a service call today to repair a furnace. Not so different from any other day, but today a person is dead because of a furnace and or chimney malfunction. Ladies, I cannot stress enough how important it is to have your heating systems and chimneys inspected regularly and to have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home. If you have never had your heating system inspected, please schedule a routine service and inspection today and if you don't have a carbon monoxide detector in your home please buy one and install it now!

Ok, that said I return you to your regular Floozie thread...

Janice ~ That's just it...I think I need an adustment to my brain! I saw Wendi Friesen on tv at the beginning of the month. She's a hypnotherapist, and has several cd's out for weight loss. I've been seriously thinking of ordering one to see if it helps.

Dee ~ I was sitting here freezing until I read that it's -20 where you are! That make our 15 seem tropical! :lol:

Cheryl ~ I'm glad to hear that things are going well!

Allison ~ Sounds like you are doing great! Keep it up and those extra pounds will be gone in no time!

Shelley ~ I'm glad that Mike is doing well and that's he's keeping busy on the house while he's off work. Hopefully something will open up for him soon!

alinnell
01-11-2007, 03:07 PM
Big controversy on the news today about us sending our cheap drugs south. The states can't keep up with the demand so they are sending up trucks to haul back the discounted drugs. They are saying we need laws in place because it might create shortages and we won't have drugs to buy. I guess the wholesaler can make more money sending them south than what we pay cause an ethical dilema.

We get similar stuff here. I didn't know anything about companies not being able to keep up with demand here, but the prices are sure an issue. They want to (or may already have) passed laws that make it illegal to buy drugs from Canada (and I think Mexico) because they claim that there is no control over the manufacture in other countries.

WHAT?

Yeah, like Canadians will allow themselves to purchase drugs not knowing if they really contain what the bottle says they do? (Get real!) I mean come on people! Drug companies have to stay in business and they won't stay in business if they sell an inferior product. And to top it all off, aren't they manufactured by the same company anyway?

The drugs probably cost less to manufacture in Canada because they don't have to have all the FDA oversight that goes on here. But I seriously doubt that a company will produce something differently to sell it in a different country. As far as I'm concerned, drugs should be available to whomever needs them and at a reasonable price.

okay, vent over.....

I've had a very busy morning today at work (usually I'm checking in here ate 3FC as soon as I walk in the door). It's almost lunch time! egads. time for my snack!

Have a great day everyone!

gdeann
01-11-2007, 11:59 PM
Hi girls! Quick update for you! I had an opportunity to rent a local salon located inside an assisted living facility. After phone calls to check on liability insurance etc. I decided to go for it. The facility currently houses 37 residents and of the 37, 33 receive services from the salon in the form of hair cuts/perms/manicures/colors etc. I will set my own prices and will be responsible for billing etc. It was such a quick decision, but everything just fell into place. I will set the salon up over the weekend and Monday. Tuesday A.M. I will have a small open house, "Meet & greet" with the residents and serve refreshments. I will officially open for business on Thursday. I will only start out open 2-3 days a week and I am still keeping my other job. After a few months, if the salon is going as expected, I will probably weed my other job out. Wish me luck! The lady I'm replacing was there 10 years but left because of an ill husband and an out of state move.

alinnell
01-12-2007, 12:46 AM
Gayle~That is so wonderful!!! Good luck with the new business venture!!! My MIL used to run an assisted living center, so I know what you'll be in for. You'll do great! Way to go!!!

ShelleyM
01-12-2007, 07:04 AM
Gayle-Congratulations!! I didn't know you were a hair stylist. I am so proud of you!! Best of luck!

coles
01-12-2007, 08:45 AM
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gdeann
01-12-2007, 10:18 AM
Thank you for the well wishes! Help me come up with a salon name quick! I don't want anything cutsie or over the edge but yet something that will catch attention and out of the norm. I can't believe how fast all of this is happening!

SuzyMc
01-12-2007, 11:32 AM
That's wonderful Gayle! Congratulations!

Deelite
01-12-2007, 11:42 AM
Gayle that is great news. I was going to say something along the same line as Janice that everything happens for reasons. Maybe you weren't really happy at your other job so that you would keep looking for a different opportunity. Congratulations. You are really good with seniors and I am sure that you will enjoy being with them. I am glad that you are not quitting your other job yet. It is a good safety net.
I heard on the news this morning that there is an 80 difference between Kansas and us. Brrr.

Suzy I will come and enjoy your balmy weather. With the windchill this morning it is -48. It doesn't get that cold that often, thank goodness. Yesterday when I walked home from the pool my lashes were so frosted up I could hardly see out of my eyes. It was cold but today is even worse. The wind has been strong the last few days.

Shelley you have no clue! Rude awakening for my sister Gail and her family to come home to.
Did you find the cow pic? It is the second one. That is what I looked like yesterday when I walked home.

I am not going any where this morning. I might chance it after lunch if the wind dies down. Larry will drive me to the Y and then I will walk home the mile.

Have a good weekend everyone.

alinnell
01-12-2007, 12:19 PM
Gayle's Salon and Day Spa

Floozie Doo's

Hair by Gayle

SuzyMc
01-12-2007, 04:46 PM
Gayle ~ What's the name of the assisted living facility? Maybe you could spin a name off of the facility name.

"Village Beauty Shoppe"

"The Beauty Spot"

"The Salon"

"Classic Hair Care"

gdeann
01-12-2007, 06:24 PM
It is Alterra Sterling House, I'm thinking "Gayle's Sterling Shears"
I really like Hairway to Heaven, but probably not a good choice considering some of the health conditions of the residents.

gdeann
01-12-2007, 06:25 PM
Keep'm coming!

4myloves
01-12-2007, 06:54 PM
I really like Hairway to Heaven, but probably not a good choice considering some of the health conditions of the residents.


:lol: :rofl: :lol3:

alinnell
01-12-2007, 09:02 PM
I'm thinking "Gayle's Sterling Shears"

I like it. They all have sterling hair after all!

Sherry
01-12-2007, 09:17 PM
Hello All... :wave:

I'm really back! Just reading and not posting I guess. I gained all my weight back that I lost last year and I've been depressed. But I did start back on WW last Sunday and I'm feeling better! :)

Gayle,
I'm so happy for you!!!! CONGRATS!!! No one deserves this better then you!! I love the name you picked out..."Gayle's Sterling Shears!!" I know you're so excited! Hopefully you'll be able to quit the other place real soon.

Shelley,
How are you? How is Mike? I'm so sorry to hear about his job. When it rains..it pours. Your luck is about like mine! Do you remember that Drew & Patty share the same birthday? Drew will be 19 tomorrow. I can't believe it!!

Dee,
When are you going to Mexico? How is your back? You know what? I sure miss you!

Hello to everyone else..gotta fix dinner. I'll post over the weekend.

Love & Hugs...

SuzyMc
01-12-2007, 11:18 PM
I vote for "Sterling Shears"...I like it!

ShelleyM
01-13-2007, 07:22 AM
Sherry-I forgot that! Happy Birthday to Drew.

I had some very disturbing news yesterday. Patty's friend that was her best friend all through elementary and middle school (they ended up iin different high schools) is 2 months pregnant. I couldn't stop crying when I found out. Patty is very upset too. The girl now goes to LAMP, which is for pregnant teens. She is to graduate in May and then plans on living with her older boyfriend. I haven't talked to her mom yet. I think I will call her today, just to let her know that if there is anything I can do to let me know. We used to do quite few things together with the girls. I can't believe such an intelligent young girl is throwing her life away to become a mother at 17 years old. I said to Patty that I hope she doesn't do anything like that, and she said "mom, do you think I'm stupid?" I think this gives any young girl a dose of reality.

Gayle-Hairway to Heaven would be wonderful if it wasn't in the type of place it will be located. Sterling Shears sounds nice.

vouge09
01-13-2007, 11:56 AM
allison- that is funny about the fordham university. I am really conisdering the peacecorps and serving for at least 3 years. I just want to make a diffrence.

shelly- I had thought that thanks for asking her for me.Besides UF is closer to my home then FSU. I am about 2-3 1/2 hours from UF and like 6 from tallehasse

Lynn- I am going to chicago over my spring break to visit my grandfather. I paid eiwth my own money from working and its important to me to see him. Hes 86 and has 3 kinds of cancer , I dont know how much longer he is going to be around here so I am really exicted to go and see him.

dee- I know I learned that day to do what I think is right now what others tell me is right.

gayle- my mom used to be a hair dresser she did it for over 10 years , I took cosmetology classes last year in school and I only quit cause I had to move and swithc schools but my mom and I are going to open a salon when she retires . We talk about it , we even have a great name , sorry that I dont wanna share , I like it too much for anyone else to have. I wanna open a salon in chicago she wants one in my town so I told her we will make it special and manage both haha. Hairway to heaven your too funny!!!!

well a kid in my school commited suicide early thursday morning. I didnt know him but he was in 9th grade and his brother was senior. I dont know much more other than his name. His best friend is in my computers class and he broke down crying at mention of him ( I didnt mention him) and said that he did it cause kids were making fun of him. I used to get made fun of a lot through middle school and there were times where I SERIOUSLY considered suicide. I was like. No one appreciates me here , I will just go somewhere wheere Ill be happy and then well' see whos sorry , I have sat alone in my house in my room with a knife before conidering slitting my writs . I was made fun of everyday had no friends , untill I met my best friend in 7th grade. She saved my life I tell her to this day , but now shes a drug addict and I feel I should save her life but theres only so much I can do ,I have annoymously tipped the police off , I ahve told her aunt whos in charge of her , I live 50 miles aways so I cant do much more. Its sad really. That kid just made me think of a dark time I went through. I can honestly say I know what he was feeling , and i know the only other thing than my friend who stopped me was thinking of how my mother would be devestated and how much I didnt want to hurt her only myself.and even though now I dont have any friends again , im not depresedd, I know I have too much I need to do in this life , I dont know what my pourpose is but no one does , I just know that its not the awnser. anyway thats the trajic vouge story of the week.

alinnell
01-13-2007, 12:41 PM
I know I have too much I need to do in this life , I don't know what my purpose is but no one does , I just know that its not the answer.

vogue~I wish all people who contemplated suicide would think these things. It is very tragic.

Deelite
01-13-2007, 01:31 PM
Happy Birthday to Drew and Patty! May they have a very special day.

Gayle you have a winner there. I like the name.

Yesterday afternoon Dez got her wisdom teeth extracted. She is still sleeping. She was really scared but I think that she done well. She is on T3's so she should be able to manage the pain ok. Yesterday her main concern was that she was so hungry and that she wanted some really food.

Larry is busy working on drywall is Dez's old bedroom our new Guest Room. Dez didn't mind parking herself downstairs in the beach hut in front of the big screen tv. She brought her x box to amuze herself for when she is up.

It is still brutal out. Brr. Shelley you have any room for me. I clean and cook.

alinnell
01-13-2007, 03:09 PM
Dana had her wisdom teeth out the Friday before Thanksgiving. Finally on Thanksgiving she felt like she could chew again. Upside, she had a lot of smoothies, downside, she learned that McDonald's makes a mean chocolate shake! I hope Dez feels better soon. Dana had a lot of swelling on one side for several days and had two days of bleeding on that side. I was getting worried, but the third day she felt better and the swelling and pain had subsided. I guess the antibiotics were doing their job.

The funniest part of her whole ordeal, she had to take a Zantac prior to leaving for the doctor's office. Within 15 minutes that thing had done it's magic! She was so funny! We were in the car and I commented that she was feeling no pain. She actually started to pinch herself and said, "no, I still feel pain." After the surgery, she must have asked me 6 times how long the surgery took and what time it was. She remembers absolutely nothing of this (but laughs now when we tell her!).

ShelleyM
01-14-2007, 08:36 AM
Dee-Come on down! It has been beautiful out the last few days. I am going for a bike ride and it's in the 70's at 7:AM.

gdeann
01-14-2007, 11:53 AM
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHERYL!
YOU ARE A SWEETIE!
WE'LL KEEP YA!
Have a day as special as you are and go easy on the vodka & cranberry juice... :hb: :gift: :woo: :cheer: :balloons:

LOVE YA! Gayle

SuzyMc
01-14-2007, 01:11 PM
Happy Birthday Cheryl! :hb: I hope your day is wonderful in every way! :hug:

Deelite
01-14-2007, 01:16 PM
A special Day for a special someone.

Happy Birthday Cheryl! :carrot: :hat: :hb: :woo: :gift:

I am sending big birthday wishes your way. And a hug too! :grouphug:

alinnell
01-14-2007, 03:19 PM
:gift: :woo: Happy Birthday Cheryl!!!:woo: :gift:

alinnell
01-14-2007, 03:21 PM
Shelley, you're lucky it is so warm there! DH and I went on our walk with the dogs this morning. In several places, the sprinklers had gone on just before we got there and the water had instantly frozen! Black ice everywhere! Even the dogs had a hard time. As I write this, it is about 40 degrees outside and my hands are freezing!

Yesterday at the casino I won over $200! Yeah for me! I usually lose, so I don't go very often.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

Sherry
01-14-2007, 03:51 PM
:woo: Happy Birthday Cheryl!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woo:

I hope you have a day as wonderful as you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cheers:

Sherry
01-14-2007, 03:55 PM
OK...I'm coming clean....My weight went all the way up to 215.8!! :stress: I started back on WW (again!) last Sunday. I weighed today, with my new ditigal scales I bought last week, I was 212.6! I lost 3.2 last week!! :cp:
I've got a long way to go but this time I WILL do it!!!

What I think helps me is knowing that when I weigh,I WANT Wayne in there to see the scale. He is so proud of me.

gdeann
01-14-2007, 04:29 PM
GREAT JOB SHERRY! I'm happy your back!

Cheryl, I hope you have a great day!

Dee, I hope Dez is feeling better!

Allison, I had to giggle when you said 40 is freezing to you...that would be a heat wave here! LOL! We are at 12 today....YUCK!

Shelley, I love you dearly but I may need to come and straighten you out if you keep telling us about this 70 degree weather. LOL! I'm like Dee, I can cook & clean too...want another?

Well, I'm sorting through supplies, making trips to purchase supplies/equipment etc. I can't believe I committed to having the place open and running within a week! It wouldn't be bad other then I need to make sure I stay within Stateboard regulations and I'm a nervous wreck considering it has been 21 years since I worked in a shop full time and making sure I am up to date on regulations regarding sanitation etc. I am taking cookies on Tuesday and meeting the residents. I went yesterday and cleaned/stocked etc. it is coming together really well and it is a cute little shop, just my size. I have 3 dryer chairs, 1 shampoo bowl & station and a HUGE restroom which the facility will be responsible for such as cleaning etc. YIPPEE!
Well gotta go! Getting ready to make another trip with stuff!

coles
01-14-2007, 05:58 PM
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Sherry - Don't feel bad. I started WW last year at 177 pounds. I got almost to goal and then started gaining. After Christmas I weighed 191 pounds. We just need to go forward and stay on program.






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ShelleyM
01-15-2007, 07:21 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHERYL!!!:jig: :hb: :bravo: :cp: :hat: :dance: :goodvibes :balloons: :chockiss: :gift:

ShelleyM
01-15-2007, 07:25 AM
Yay, Sherry!! Good job on joining WW and dropping a couple of lbs!

I was not good the past couple of days, so my weight is back up 2. I plan on getting back OP today.

Gayle-Did you quit the other job, or are you doing both?

Vogue-That is so sad. I used to contemplate suicide before I was on Prozac. Now I know that it is the people left behind that suffer.

Gayle and Dee-It is going to be in the 80's today--come on down!! I need help in this confusion I call a house!

Lynneye
01-15-2007, 11:42 AM
Happy Birthday Cheryl! Hope it was a wonderful day!

I am home from my Dad's. Had a great time, was so much fun to play with my two year old niece! We watched Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at least 10 times every day! Yes I am sick of Rudolph or as she says "Get Off the Red nosed Reindeer". She is just a bundle of energy but so much fun. Got to see my 91 year old Grandmother and she is doing great. Was good to see her, as I haven't seen her in long time.

Just getting caught up on posts. Hi to everyone!

4myloves
01-15-2007, 02:56 PM
Hey everyone!!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes! We didn't really do anything special. The weather here was just yucky. Rain, rain and more rain. We hate to go anywhere at night when it rains like that--guess we're a couple of old fogey's. Maybe next week-end we'll make up for it :)

Allison, it's getting colder here, too. Not quite to Gayle's 12, though, thank goodness!!!

Sherry, don't despair!!! You know we're here for you!!

Love to everyone,

Cheryl

ShelleyM
01-15-2007, 06:55 PM
Allison-I noticed you bought the new book by Bob Greene. Have you decided to do it? I've been looking at the website and saw Oprah today.

alinnell
01-15-2007, 07:43 PM
Shelley,
Yes, I bought the book but was a little disappointed in it. I think I wanted something new to help me lose these last 10 pounds and there was nothing new in it (for me anyway). It is so similar to another book that I go by: Superfoods Rx. And all of the little changes that he suggests doing one at a time, I already do most of them. So basically it is not a bad book, but since there was no new "magic" information that will help me, I was a bit disappointed. Probably if I had looked at it in the book store, I wouldn't have bought it. Instead I ordered it off Amazon. I'll probably keep it anyway--I always have friends who need ideas and I can pass it on to one of them.

If you want any particulars from the book, let me know and I'll type some up for you.

ShelleyM
01-16-2007, 06:12 AM
Thanks for the info, Allison. He says not to eat 2 hrs before going to bed, which I like---if only I would do it. I think I probably do mostly everything in the book, also. Can you please tell me a bit about Phase 2? Does it allow ff cheese, and how much of things are you supposed to eat? Is it possibly like the Core plan at WW?

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alinnell
01-16-2007, 11:04 AM
WTG Janice!!!!!

Shelley~phase 2 doesn't restrict ff cheese. It suggests you cut out soda, foods with trans fats, fried foods, white bread and regular pasta, and high-fat dairy foods. (See what I mean, pretty common things that most of us have already done.)

I'll take the book to work today and outline what goes on in the phases and will post it later.

gdeann
01-16-2007, 11:04 AM
CONGRATULATIONS JANICE! 2 POUNDS! WOWEEEE!!!!!!
AWESOME JOB! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

I'm on the fence with Bob Greene too...seems like he says what everyone has been saying for years. About the late night eating... have you heard of the reverse diet? I watched a show were a lady reversed her eating plan. Her largest meal is breakfast, smaller lunch, smallest dinner and I believe she never eats after 7:00 p.m. She has lost lots of weight. Of course, she has a supportive family. I'm not sure how my family would feel about it, just a thought, but I think I would hear lots of complaining... LOL!

SuzyMc
01-16-2007, 11:29 AM
Janice ~ Congratulations! Keep going!! :carrot:

Gayle ~ It makes sense to me to eat most of your calories in the morning. Actually Tim would love it if I cooked a huge breakfast every morning, but he would expect a big dinner too...I would probably end up gaining weight! :lol:

How is the shop coming along? Isn't today opening day? GOOD LUCK!

I don't have a problem eating after 7:00. It's the afternoon that gets me...usually around 3:00 I want to shove anything I can get my hands on in my mouth! I'll plan on eating a healthy snack like yogurt or something similar, but I won't stop with that and end up eating and eating. :(

alinnell
01-16-2007, 01:06 PM
Okay, I did a 3 page outline of the Bob Greene book. I tried to cut and paste it here, but it lost all the outline formatting so it's hard to follow. If you're interested, here is the document.

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Allison

Deelite
01-16-2007, 05:06 PM
Janice awesome job. Your endurance payed off. Keep it up or down I should say.

Allison I am going to take a look at thelink and see if there is anything new. Thanks.

Dez went home today. She is doing remarkable. She had a steak dinner with us two days after the surgery. She is sore but nothing like I remember that I went through.

It is still very cold out here. I hate the thought of even going outside.

Gayle is today the open house? I am sure the little ladies will eat you up. Good luck sweety.

4myloves
01-16-2007, 05:08 PM
Please stop!!!

A new thread has been started!!