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10-13-2001, 08:35 PM
Hey there!!! Come one, come all......all Forty-Something's welcome here.............

10-13-2001, 08:40 PM
Hey guys ~ :wave: ~ I'm here, I'm here. What a week it's been here. I have been running and running, working and working and now, I even worked 4 1/2 hours today while hubby is out of town. He went to Philly this morning (with 5 others from work) for a trade show and won't be back until late Tuesday night. So I'm alone and after the long and busy week I've had, all I feel like doing is sleep. :rolleyes:

Y'all and getting so good with those attachments. Have we created a monster?? haha.....I think we have the best one's on 3FC, don't you? And Dianne, you really are a fast learner, right Terri?? :D

I just wanted to stop in and say hello and now, I will go back and read all the posts I missed. Boy, you's guys were busy! :D I promise not to be playing "hide-n-seek" any more.

Love, Patti <><

10-13-2001, 10:04 PM
That candy kiss attachment is adorable!!!!
Yes we all have caught on so well. Dianne, you too. :lol:

We missed you Zoe. Glad you are back. I know how it is when we get busy.

Glad the shrimp scampi was good. YUM! I am sure the drums were the best at the concert. :lol: Tell Justin we are proud of him.

Great job with the workouts. David will find the right one when he is ready. You will be a great MIL and Grandma.
Enjoy your time alone. Enjoy the movies. I love "The Rock" even if he isn't in the second one too much.

Love the Family night.
We do it on Fridays. Sometimes it is a movie or a board game. LOVE IT!!!!!

Well we weighed this morning and
I lost 1#-
Brandon lost 1.5#
Brittany maintained- She went to the Homecoming last night.
Bruce lost 1.5#

I couldn't go to the gym today because of 1 soccer game and an eye Dr. appt. So Bruce spotted me on the Bowflex and I was able to do the equivalence of every weight machine that I do at the gym. Then I spotted him and he did it. It was so cool. I felt bad about not going. Do you believe it? I don't.

Talk to y'all later.


10-14-2001, 08:18 AM

Glad to have you back Zoe. You are one busy lady.

Terri, How much is your total loss? How long did it take you? Time goes by so fast. I remember when I first signed on to this board. I think it's been 2 yrs.:eek: I've changed my username 2 or 3 times:rolleyes: Thanks for the nice compliment about being a great MIL & GRANDMA. Did I ever tell you my brother trains his clients with the Bowflex? He's given me a workout on it & I loved it. You have to have the room for it which I don't.

Dianne, I read your post on page 2 & I already forgot what it was about!!:mad: I'm already having a senior moment at age 47:lol:

Pete stayed home last night. His brother didn't call which means his other brother didn't show up. I watched Mummy 1. Today I'll watch Mummy returns.

Have a great day everybody.

10-14-2001, 08:20 AM
Cute attachements guys ;)

10-14-2001, 11:59 AM
Zoe - welcome back. Thanks for the compliment on being a fast learner, but in all honesty, I have to say that your instructions were very easy to follow, so that means you are a good teacher:)

Es - what I said was that you shouldn't rush David, he'll find the right on in his own good time. I said you were probably anxious for the pitter/patter of grandbaby's feet and that you would make a great abuela!;) BTW, Bredan Frasier is my co-workers nephew in law. She is aunt to his wife. She's met with him and he even gave her an autographed photo for Alana a few years back.

Terri - great going you guys with your weight loss. You're getting closer and closer to goal -- WTG girl. Thanks for the compliment for Justin. It was a great concert.

Hi Jen - Hope your "family nite" went well. Sounds like lots of fun.

Myra - thanks for sending me the info on 5-HTP. I will check it out today.

Willie is working today - since the WTC disaster, he's been working a lot of overtime. He works for Verizon and they have been working hard to get phones and internet back up. So, today I will do laundry when I get finished playing on computer. YUK!

Hope everyone has a great day. Hi to Joyce, Janie (the yanks are still holding on, thank God!), Kolika, Momof4, Bouphy and anyone else I may have missed)


10-14-2001, 12:03 PM
Oh Es - I forgot! I also offered you one of my 14 grandchildren in the meanwhile, until David gives you one:lol:


10-14-2001, 12:30 PM
Great attachments guys! I love them. Thanks for the congrats!!!!

Oh Dianne! Brendan Frasier!!!!! Brittany will die when I tell her. We have seen all of his movies. He is soooo cute.

I Essie,
I am 138# That is 3 pounds from goal but I want to lose about 10 more. This will take a while. I started back in May of 2000. I was 194.6. I had a plateau for a while but then it started again.
I loved the bowflex. It was so convenient last night since I couldn't go to the gym.

I have to take Britts to a birthday party.

The guy did not come with the bowflex. :D

10-14-2001, 04:20 PM
Hi guys ~ well, I just got home....went to church, then breakfast with my friend, then home, threw on some jeans and went to Petsmart, Garden Ridge (home decor and crafts type store), put gas in hubby's car since I've been using it since he's out of town and got it washed. Whew!! The dryer is now going and I have about 2 more loads to do. My son brought me 2 BIG duffle bags of dirty clothes.......:rolleyes: Now I'm going to straighten up and get all my fall/autumn/halloween stuff out of the closet. Then I thnk I'll relax and read the paper that I didn't read this morning.

Just wanted to stop in and say hi......great attachments y'all, great!! :) Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon.

10-14-2001, 04:21 PM
oh Terri, is that your hubby with the bowflex?????????? :D

10-14-2001, 04:47 PM
Zoe, just reading all that you have to do makes me tired:yawn:

Terri, you've earned it. You have worked hard to get where you're at today. I, on the other hand, play around too much. I'm good one day then blow it the next so it keeps me in this cycle:mad: I have nobody to blame but myself.

Dianne, I'll take one of your grandchildren.:D My son gets in some crazy relationships. Now there's someone he's been seeing for the past 2 mths who told him she has breast cancer. She found out 8 yrs. ago & never got treated. My son talked her into going & she's getting chemo.

I'll be back later. My phone is ringing!

10-14-2001, 05:21 PM
OMG Es - that's terrible about the girl your son is seeing. I hope she'll be okay. Wow, how scary is that? She must be a young woman too. How could she have waited 8 years to do something about it??? I hope everything works out for her.

Zoe - you do make me tired too, just reading all the stuff you do:dizzy: I was wondering if that was Terri's hubby on the bowflex too - what a fox:D

Well, I did my laundry and how I'm gonna cook some chicken breasts in the oven and make some penne pasta in garlic and oil (just a little oil). Willie will be home soon and then, hopefully, we'll just relax and watch a movie on cable. I really don't want to go to work tomorrow, but I have to, unfortunately. I'm taking a half day off on Friday coming to go up to Alana's school. It's parents weekend and it starts at 9:00 a.m. saturday, so we'll go up friday afternoon. Otherwise, we'd have to leave at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday and rush. Can't wait to see her.

Well, gotta go cook. Hi to everyone and have a great evening.


10-14-2001, 06:13 PM
As I was saying, before I was interrupted by my cell phone ringing, Dave's new girl has 2 kids, 8 & 11, boy & girl & she works with him. She's been after him for at least a year. I remember him telling me about her. That there was this girl at work that liked him but that he didn't want to go out with someone from work & with 2 kids. Before I knew it he was going out with her. She's 31 yrs old. She left it untreated cause she says that when you go in for treatment you die faster! She doesn't trust the doctors here. She's from the Dominican Republic. Nobody knows about this except for David & me of course. She hasn't told anyone in her family because she doesn't want them to worry. What bothers me is why get into a relationship & not say something right away? I don't even want to think about it anymore. It's stressing me out.

My brother came out in a magazine, front cover with the Bowflex, but that's not him:lol: It was a magazine for trainers.

Dianne, I feel like that everyday, especially Sundays, not wanting to go to work. It's so nice that you're going to go see Alana. That's something to look forward to.

Terri, you've lost so much!!!! I can't even motivate myself to lose 20 lbs. :mad: I don't know what's wrong with me. I hate to whine so I'll stop right here right now. Maybe I'm one of those people that needs to go to meetings. I can't pick a day that I could go every week. The only day would be Friday morning, and I don't care for that leader or Saturday mornings with a leader that's like 70 yrs old with a high pitch voice that thinks she's a stand up commedian. At least if she was funny I wouldn't mind.

Let me go find some new attachments.

Till tomorrow:wave:


10-14-2001, 06:24 PM
Yes, Dianne......they're called tight-ends....and lots of fun to look at! :lol: I know that came up on the last thread, but just finished reading and catching up! I'll bet you're looking forward to seeing Alana this weekend.

Zoe, you are a whirlwind! One of the biggest joys of no longer working is that I've got the wonderful advantage of not having to rush, and cram everything into two days off. Hope you get to relax while hubby is out of town.

Terri, you are awesome! :cool: What fantastic perserverance you've shown.....an inspiration to us all. I'm proud of you!

Essie, how old is David's friend? How sad for her to ignore it, and how great of him to encourage her to get treatment. You did a good job with him :)

Which brings us to.......this month, October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great reminder to have our mammograms....is everyone up to date on theirs? Mine is scheduled for January each year.

:wave: to Joyce, Janie, Myra....and anyone else "lurking" out there.

And thanks for the cool poll, Zoe! :D


10-14-2001, 07:28 PM
Jen, she's 31 yrs old. Dave is trying to convince her to tell her Mom. She did thank him for telling her that she should go see a Dr.

Goodnight everybody:wave:

10-14-2001, 10:29 PM
Essie, I must have been posting at the same time as you; didn't see your explanation of David's friend till just now. sorry!

I feel the same way you do about losing.......I am so thrilled for Terri, she's worked so hard to reach where she's at. Myra is steadily losing, as is Janie. I, on the other hand, want to be thin, have every tool imaginable at my disposable, yet can't seem to get going and stay with it. I must just be lazy, don't want to work for it. In every other aspect of my life, I've been successful in making goals and attaining them. Why do I fail so miserably at this?

Well, I won't throw in the towel.....it has to click or kick in or whatever, eventually. This month's issue of Good Housekeeping has an article titled "5 new rules of weight loss".....and basically it comes down to.......portion control and journalling. Like I didn't know that already! :lol: It's by a personal trainer based here in Chicago who charges, get this,....$10,000 per week to overhaul your life and custom design your menu and workouts. Gee, I wonder if Oprah's used him? ;)

I know I can lose weight for free.....I've just got to stop whining and do it.

thanks, everyone, for listening!


10-14-2001, 10:43 PM
Es - you are too funny about your 70 year old stand up comedianne ww leader:lol: Well, do you think David is serious about this woman - it is rough when you take on a ready made family. But he's mature and I'm sure sensible. When willie and I got together he had 3 kids from his first marriage and I had a son from mine. It worked out but it was difficult in the beginning. But, I always tried to be a friend to his kids and not a mother, since they already had one. We had them on weekends and we took them on vacations with us, etc. I guess that's why I have a good relationship with them now as adults. His daughter's children I consider my grandchildren, same with his son's kids. I love them as if they were my own. Then with the added problem of the cancer, that's gotta be really hard. I wish her and him the best.

Jen - I envy you not having to go to work or scramble everything into 2 days. Well, I only have about 15 more years to go to retire:D Jen, I know what your'e going through with this whole ww thing, its up and down, sometimes it clicks and you can be so motivated and other times it just goes out the window. But the important thing to remember is not to give up entirely. If you have a bad week, there's always Monday to start over. That's how I look at it. There's always the next day. We're in this for the long haul. Oh and hey, I must say that $9.95 for a ww meeting sure sounds cheap compared to what that guy charges

Well, I'll say goodnight for now. Hope to talk to yous tomorrow. Have a good "fresh start" monday everyone.


10-14-2001, 10:51 PM
Whoops - one more quickie.

Hey Janie -- The yanks are still alive, YES!!!!!!!!! The game was good tonight - 9 to 2, WOW! Tomorrow back to NY.

They are no longer:

10-14-2001, 11:34 PM
Hello Ladies :wave: ~ another Sunday night and another weekend bites the dust!! I got everything (most everything) I wanted to do, done. I didn't get to put the fall decor out but I can do that tomorrow. I just want to sit back and relax right now.

Dianne ~ That penne pasta with garlic and oil (evin a little oil) sounds wonderful! I'll bet it was delicious

Es ~ I hope everything works out for your son and his girlfriend. I can imagine how stressful this is for you too and I am thinking about you.

Jen ~ I too live for the day when I don't work anymore. To be honest, I never really HAD to work. At one time, I was the only person around since most families needed 2 incomes so out of being bored, I went to work. I still do not HAVE to but now, I'm too used to the extra paycheck. :devil:
BTW, I have my mammogram 'script' from my doctor to do now. I just haven't made the call but will tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder. :)

I agree with Jen ~ everyone is steadily losing while I, as strong as most people, cannot seem to stick to my program. I have no idea what's wrong with me lately (lately as in about 8 weeks). I just am so weak when it comes to eating the wrong things. Tomorrow is another Monday and with hubby out of town, I may be able to get back into the swing of things.

Well ladies, I hope you all have a wonderful Monday. Talk to you's tomorrow.

10-15-2001, 01:55 AM
WOW!! It is late and I just got done reading all the posts. Lots of conversations today. I will reply tomorrow in the daytime. It is midnight here right now.

I can't believe she went 8 yrs. wow. That is scary.

I know we all can do it. It may take a while but it will get done.
Patience is the biggest part of it.

No, not my hubby but I'll take him just the way he is. :love:
He's a sweetie! Don't think I could trust the guy with the bowflex. :lol:

I'll write more tomorrow.
Good night.

Stole every GIF. Great ones.

10-15-2001, 05:56 AM
Happy Monday Ladies,

Fresh start:D Jen. I'm with Dianne, I probably won't be able to retire for another 15 yrs. :( We definitely need 2 incomes. I'm fortunate that I've been at my job 13 yrs. & make a good income working 4 days a week.

Terri, if she would have done something about it back then she wouldn't be needing chemo today. It was very small(cyst). This is what she told David. Your attachment is beautiful!

Yes, we do need lots of patience with this program. I KNOW IT'LL WORK IF I WORK IT:mad: I'm going to try real hard today. I'm going to try it one day at a time.

Zoe, I'm glad you did everything you needed to do. You need some down time ;)

Dianne, Pete is very happy the Yanks won. I could always tell in the morning cause he pulls out a Yankee shirt:lol:

Well, let me get ready for work. The new office manager is getting on everybody's nerves. I just try & stay away from her.
She's on a POWER TRIP!

Have a great day!

Be back later:wave:


10-15-2001, 09:32 AM
Happy Monday to you too Essie. :D
Hope your day isn't to bad with the new manager. Always has to be one to make a day hard.

I am happy the Yanks won.

It is a new day and a fresh day to start.
Start your engines and let's go!


10-15-2001, 12:28 PM
Very cool attachments, girls! :cool: Doesn't the 40's thread look great? :D

Ahhhh, another Fresh Start Monday.

It's sunny and in the 50's here today. We had tons of rain over the weekend, quite a bit of local flooding, not our street luckily.

Essie, hope your workday is smooth going with the new manager. I'm sure you can handle her ;)

Terri, I've been meaning to ask, how's Tanner? His puppy pics were so adorable, haven't heard about him much lately. I imagine he's much bigger!

Myra, I continue to read your journal with interest. When did you become a vegetarian? We tend to have meatless dinners a couple of times a week. Neither Joe nor I have ever been big meat-eaters, and have been eating less and less it seems.

Dianne, and Janie, congrats on the Yankees' win!

Zoe, I know what you mean about the paycheck. When I quit my job 14 months ago that was the most difficult to make...no more money of "my own" ! But it's been worth it, definitely :D

Joyce HI :wave:

have a great day!

10-15-2001, 01:46 PM
Happy Monday Everyone!
I can't believe it the Yanks are still in. This is the best Monday morning I have had in months!
I have to say though, Watching baseball is not good for staying OP. I think I may have gained a little this week. Will know for sure on Wed when I WI.

This weekend was crazy: Sat I went to the Club and did a kick boxing class. Right after that Ellen had a soccer game. The first one that they lost all season. Then Ellen had a b-day party at a local ranch. They had all the animals out for a mini petting zoo. I got calf schmutz all over me.
Then Sunday I had to sing at church and after lunch Ellen's Brownie troop had to make a scarecrow for a scarecrow contest at the local fall festival. Fortunately none of these events conflicted with the baseball games. It's weekends like this that make you happy to go to work on monday morning to relax.

DO any of you listen to the Dixie Chicks? I just bought their FLY cd and I love the 3rd song "Cowboy take me away".

Have a wonderful OP day,

10-15-2001, 03:41 PM
Love that song janieD.. I love the Dixie Chicks. I saw them in concert. Man, you sound as busy as me. Love it though.

Thanks for asking about Tanner. he is 40# now. He is a sweetie and he thinks he is still 4#. :lol:
I am going to try to attacjh his before and after pic on the bottom.

Went to the gym and did an hour long class of step aerobics and Ball and then did the weight machines. Felt good at the end.

Hi everybody.


Here is his before: I can't send an after until Bruce shows me how to cut it down in size. :mad:

10-15-2001, 06:50 PM
OMG Terri, he was so cute then & I'm sure he's real cute now. I love animals. Dogs are my favorites. I would be kissing him all day long. Office manager - "bang zoom"! Remember that?:lol:

JanieD, another one with a busy schedule:eek: I don't know how Pete is going to stay awake to watch the game tonight. He gets up at 2:30 a.m. Works from 5am - 1:15 pm & had to work 5 hours overtime:eek: He is going to be beat. Talk about snoring!!!

Jen, the office manager was on her power trip but I just did my work & stayed out of her way. Yes, I can handle her. ;)

Gotta confess:( I had quite a bit of chocolate today at work. Oh well, can't beat myself up over it. SO OUT OF CONTROL!:mad: The Little Engine That Could, couldn't.

Hi Dianne & Myra:wave:

Till tomorrow or maybe later.

10-15-2001, 07:26 PM
I remember the "Bang zoom" :lol:
You are soooo cute! Glad you can handle that office manager. You go.

If she gives you any crap just tell her I said to LEAVE YOU ALONE! :lol:


10-15-2001, 10:43 PM
Hello ladies :wave:

Another Monday under my belt. I really dislike Mondays.

Es ~ I would love to work 4 days a week. I told my boss that I would work 40 hours a week in 4 days anytime she wants to let me. :)

Terri ~ cute, cute, cute doggie.......:D

Dianne ~ Fresh start?? I've had so many of them in my life. I need one that sticks......

speaking of which........

I'm having a rough time. I need prayer, something not of myself. For my eating and health. Here we all are, on a wonderful board with this wonderful group of encouraging girls, an inspiring thread of 40-ish ladies ~ all for the assistance and help for us all to eat healthy and to lose the extra pounds that we have accumulated over the years. So here I sit, needing to lose 30 more pounds..(I say "more" because I really have lost some weight)....I say 30 because I've been too chicken to get on the scale lately......ok, so I sit here needing to lose 'approximately' 30 'more' pounds and today, as I was eating my fries in the car, on the way back to work from Wendy's, I'm thinking...."I have absolutely no desire to diet!" Is that scary or what??? I have NO DESIRE TO DIET and I need to! <sigh> I eat and eat with no care about it, like a thin person trying to gain a few pounds. I have fast food for lunch and think, ok Patti, there is no reason for you to have a big dinner since Greg is out of town.....so what do I do? I go to a fast food place and get dinner, no regard what-so-ever for the fact that I am seriously hurting this wonderful temple that God has so trustingly left in my care......so my friends, please excuse my rambling and I thank you all so very, very much for being here.

Ok.....another 'fresh start' tomorrow. Love you guys!!

10-15-2001, 11:08 PM
Es - "To the moon Alice" - that's what you tell that manager of yours:devil: That's actually something I do with the grandkids in the park - I push them on the swing, I get under the swing and yell to the moon Alice -- for year's my granddaughters thought their names were Alice:lol: One time my stepdaughter said I'll push you honey - and my granddaughter said "no, only Gramma Dianne knows how to do "to the moon Alice". Some crazy memories my grandchildren are gonna have of me, huh:dizzy:

Oh Zoe - I know what you are going through right now - we have all been there at one time or another. Sometimes I feel like I purposely sabatoge myself. Last week for 3 days in a row, I had a piece of chocolate cake and a banana for lunch! Like I was really balancing out that meal with a banana! Today, I decided a fresh start was in order "Again"! So, I will just go day by day, that's it. Today I was on program. Maybe tomorrow I will be on program, maybe not, but I'm taking it one day at a time. Right now, that's all I can manage. If I screw up tomorrow, I'll start over on Wednesday. You can't beat yourself up over this weight loss stuff, it won't help. Just try to take it day by day.

Terri - Tanner is adorable -- I can't wait to see him as he is now. Sooooooooo cute! And I'm not an animal person, but I like him.

Hi Jen, Myra, Janie, Joyce and anyone else who may be lurking. Come join us.

Talk to yous guys tomorrow.


10-16-2001, 06:14 AM
Terri, thanks so much for defending me:) I've noticed this woman has a lot of personal problems that she can't handle so she tries to make everyone around her miserable. It doesn't work with me :D

Dianne, too funny about your grandkids:lol: (to the moon Alice). I love the Honeymooners. They were so funny.

Zoe, I will be praying for the 2 of us. I eat healthy because I have too. But no desire whatsoever to diet. I've lost it somehow. The only thing that makes me feel a little better about it is that I do try & make the right choices & I exercise. It's been hard the past 2 yrs. You're not alone. We will find the answer;) One Day At A Time my friend.

Be back later.
Have a great day everyone:wave:


10-16-2001, 09:51 AM
I know exactly what you are going through right now. I have been there soooo many times. This is a day to day thing. It is NEVER too late. I will always struggle with food. I know one week of going op I will take a long time to get back. It is like alcoholism except we HAVE to eat. Can you imagine if an alcoholic only had to take a small drink. This is the hardest thing to do. So you had a lapse. It will happen again. I know I will. It is human. The worst thing to do is to give up. I think you are doinbg great in talking about it. I know when Bruce leaves I feel free to not clean or cook a big supper, kids love chef boy ar dee. It is very tempting to eat more junk. We are here for each other and anytime you need to talk we'll listen.
Love the pig. I'll have to send a picture of tabber via e-mail.

That is adorable about the grandkids. "To the moon Alice" I looooved that show. Thanks for the memories.

Hi Essie,
I will defend you to the end. :D

Have a great day everyone.

10-16-2001, 11:49 AM
I was going to cut and copy from this page #2 to a new thread, but wanted to address the others' posts.....I'll begin a new one after this.

That's exactly how I've been feeling: I know I need to lose, I'm not feeling good at the weight I'm at. But I don't want to diet!!! I am sick and tired of resolving to have a good OP day, then, midday I'm already beating myself up about my failures. We have such wonderful resources at hand.....this group of friends right here is a perfect example. That's why I continue to read and post here every day.....while I may not be losing right now, I know that reading all of your posts has helped me to not balloon up even more!

Es, you said "I've lost it somehow".....well, that's where I'm at also. But we will hang in there and be POSITIVE. You are doing your body good by eating healthily due to your cholesterol. That is something to be proud of.

Dianne, you sound like the crazy gram everyone says I am. Those memories will stay with the kids all their life. Isn't it cool? :lol:

love you all.....good luck today,

10-16-2001, 11:51 AM
SEE YOU ALL AT #81 !!!