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11-01-2001, 10:32 AM

Well ladies, it is November. Time for you to think about the holidays. I am thankful that we do not go all hog wild with food at this time of year. Yes, mom makes chex mix. But I do not eat it anymore. Heartburn city! I use to go visit and drink a 6 pack of soda but no more! Been soda free for a month now. She buys the lower fat crackers. She loves cheese-I won't touch the stuff. The only thing I eat more than my share is the cold shrimp platter but how much trouble can I get my self into there? We'll see! :) She does put out cashews but I will say no. I can't even have one of those or I'll be in a nut binge all day!!!!! So, what are your holiday plans? Are you going out of town? Is family coming to you? I will probably cook Thanksgiving for us and any stragglers who have no place to go. We are gonna celebrate Yule this year at home. Christmas will be spent at the various relatives. Xmas Eve at the boys Grandmas. So, I will make a meal but it is easy to eat sensibly at home. I just don't make all the creamy buttery stuff! :)

So, I get a new excersice plan today. I am thankful. I am getting shin aches from walking so much. It will be nice to have variety. ~audri

11-02-2001, 01:14 AM
Well, you did awesome in October Audri - you sound like you are on track and I am so happy for you!

Me - just chaos - but I have resoved a few major issues in my life...daughter is moving to a private school starting Monday. So hopefully I'll be on a more even keel with that. My scale says I'm down about 6 pounds...I don't know...I've not been trying that hard and seems like I've done some stress snacking so I half wonder if my scale got un callibrated???

But I must must must get moving on down the scale and into my snow suit by the end of the year. I'll fess up that I'm at 172 and need to drop about 20 to do that....serious effort, no cheating, plenty of sweating...several times a day in fact! But that is the essence of my goal...

11-02-2001, 11:15 AM
I liked it better when I weighed 10 pounds less than you!!! Now why did I have to make a cute little monster Griffin and mess all that up? :)
Okay, 20 pounds is doable but it will require lots of sweat and no cheating! I have never worn a snow suit in my life. Always a bit too rolie poly for that! I would love to try skiing. I should get some health insurance before tho!!!

I added some water to some chicken I was cooking last night and the pyrex dish shattered in at least 500 pieces. I had added liquid lots of times before. It was warm water too. That went my dinner!! I had some tauqitos instead. I baked them, but I think they are fried before packaging!!!! But I ate a cup of salsa and a glass of v-8 with it. Gotta get the veggies in.

I am still unable to do more than 10 minutes at a time on my recumbant indoor bike. It requires so much more leg power than I have!!! My personal goal is to do a 30 minute ride before the end of the month without dying!!!! I should have some muscles by then!!!! I use to be able to do lots with my legs. Guess if you don't use the muscles they go away! ~aud

11-02-2001, 12:38 PM
Wow, November all ready. My b-day is next week and I will be starting kickboxing classes that night. I've never spent a b-day doing that.:)

I've done good with the food this week, hopefully I have that under control again. I got on the scale this morning and it has moved down since I started exercising again, so that made me feel good.

Mailewhale, great that you are down 6 pounds. I'm sure your scale is right. Keep it up and you will fit in that snow suit in no time. :)

As for the holidays, there is a lot of good food and I tend to enjoy it. We go to my dad's for Thanksgiving. Always tastes better when someone else does the cooking.;) I cook Christmas dinner here. One thing we always have a lot of fresh veggies, so that is a good thing. But then again there is always the deserts. I will try not to eat too many goodies this year.

Keep moving everyone, we can do this!:)

11-04-2001, 11:17 AM
As for me....

Halloween happened.


11-04-2001, 10:04 PM
The chocolate and sugar have gotton me a bit off course too. Thank goodness work is tomorrow. Time for a veggie feast!!!

11-12-2001, 01:04 PM
Time for a fruit fast here!

- no closer to that snow suit!!!!! :dizzy:

11-14-2001, 12:21 AM
Hello everyone... Dave died Mon morning, Oct 29th and I want to thank all of you for praying for us. I can't believe how much I miss him- it's really hard to think about going on without him. I had services and the burial for him Nov 2nd and 3rd in Oregon -where he grew up/Mom is and where we met. Both of our children and all the family were able to attend. Then last Tues my sister and I flew back to Albany to get my van/finish up some business in VT and New Hampshire- then drove here to Texas to spend some re-coup time with my sister/bro-in-law- just got in today. I've been thinking of you all and wanted to let you know. I don't know what I'll be doing or where, so would appreciate prayers about that.

Thanks again- God bless each of you for all your caring and concern- it meant alot to both Dave and I.
-Jean (JJ/Itsworthit)

11-14-2001, 02:09 AM
I can't imagine what you must be feeling....I remeber my mother telling me when my father died that she thought it had been hard to lose her parents but it was harder to lose her husband (my Daddy). I know how difficult it was when my parents died and if it is any more difficult to bury a spouse....Well, I just can't imagine.

I will continue to pray for you. I know that you have one more guardian angel looking over you and that you will gain strength and peace. Take care of yourself. Try to check in as much as possible. I think of you often.


11-14-2001, 10:20 AM
Jean-I am so sorry! It isn't fair. I know that first hand. And you are right, the hardest part is missing him. There are so many things through out the day you wish you could tell him, or get his opinion on. It won't get get easier for awhile, but you are strong and you'll get thru this. I can't remember how long he was suffering for, but as time frames go. He was lucky. I feel the same way about my husband. As much as I had wished that they were here longer, is was best if they moved on. The person they became isn't who you fell in love with, nor is the person they wish to be. Please email me whenever, I will listen when you need a friend. ~audri

11-14-2001, 02:07 PM
Oh, Jean, my heart is with you.

Thank you for letting us know. Our support and prayers are with you friend. And it makes me feel somehow as if my bit of internet friendship is of value, that you would write to share this with us. I know it has meant a lot to me over these last few years.

Peace be with Dave, and peace be with you.

love, Katrina

11-14-2001, 11:14 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about Dave. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. I wish there was something I could say or do to make you feel better. At least you know he is in a better place and not suffering any more.

Try to take good care of yourself.

Anne Rita

11-16-2001, 02:36 AM
Thanks everyone.. I really appreciate your posts of support- know I'll have lots of ups and downs - just praying that each day I'll find more ups than downs. I'm starting another gratitude journal <re Oprah>... that really helped before.

I just went back and re-read everyone's resolve here for the holidays... there have been so many good things going on here with all of you this month. My sis and I have been resolving to get back on-track, too... means sweating off the pounds & making better choices again and there's flat walking around here! You've all encouraged me to start now instead of waiting until after the holidays, so I'm setting new goals for myself, too. (Mailwhale, snowsuits don't seem to be that prevalent in Texas so thinking I should be working towards being ready for some of the hot weather I hear them talking about... won't be so easy to stay bundled up in my usual jeans/sweats down here next summer.)

Looking forward to you all posting your successes... how's everyone doing? Have a great weekend!

11-16-2001, 02:49 PM
Itsworthit, good luck to you and your sister getting back on track, it's easier when you have someone else to do it with. Hopefully as time goes on you will have more "ups" in your days.

It is beautiful here today. Almost 70 degrees. I went for a walk at the beach with Daphne (my dog), had a great time. It's only going to be in the low 40's tomorrow. :dizzy: Gotta love New England weather.

We won't be going to NH this weekend. My daughter is going to keep me busy though. We are going to look at wedding gowns tomorrow afternoon. It should be fun.

Take care everyone and have a good weekend.:)

Don't forget to keep moving!

11-16-2001, 03:05 PM
Not doing too well here. Just finished off a turkey burger (which was fine. Great, in fact, IF I had stopped there) and a carrot cake. Just checked. The cake was 370 calories! How ridiculous!!!! I will try to do better....

Itsworthit and MailWhale, I think I will have to have another goal than a snowsuit fitting also. The weather here has been unseasonably warm....Maybe I could try to get into a pair of pants that I can't get into anymore....I wish inspiration was bottled!:dizzy:

Sandy, I envy you your walks on the beach with Daphne. How's she doing, BTW? Is she huge?

Hope everyone has a good weekend.


11-16-2001, 06:54 PM
Ah, Itsworthit... I'm thinking about your on-line name and the first posts I read of yours and "Daybyday" on the first Rosie boards. So positive and uplifting. When I first read those posts I was just starting a real healthy journey. With all that support I made real progress...I think all of us did to some degree. Then for many of us, I think we let other aspects of life interfere with our healthy choices. I know I for one had great vision of where I was going then slowly let bad choices creep back in and with them came 20 pounds.

But ya know what, like your name... this is still worth it. It is so good for our physical health, and of course mental health. I know all of us have challenges in our lives, but at this moment in time, I am very inspired by Itsworthit's resolve. So hey lady, I'm behind you. I raise my bottle of water to you and will provide my motivational support to your effort, our effort.

It is so empowering to feel in control of ones least that is one of the biggest benefits I remember about making good choices. And I really crave that, even more than chocolate ;) So lets get to it, be it snowsuits or swimsuits or even just a flattering business suit or sweatsuit! Hips, Hips Away!!! :D

11-17-2001, 10:45 AM
I am here. Not doing very good diet and excersice wise. The flu kinda drained all modivation and self control from me. I am not over eatting, just not caring if dinner is fried or if it contains veggies ect. And forget excersicing. I think I may have to walk every day of my life to be sucessful. I can't stand indoor excersice. I am asking for hiking shoes for my Yule gift. I am actually looking forward to starting hiking out at the mountains. Red Rock in the fall and winter. Mt Charleston in Spring and Summer and Valley of fire in the cooler monthes. Now just gotta find sitters. :)

I gotta go get dressed. The new outdoor swap meet starts in 15 minutes. Shopping and walking. What a wonderful Saturday! ~flower

11-18-2001, 12:02 PM
Itsworthit-I told oops what had happened. She sent me this, "Oh my goodness....I did not know. I don't have her e-mail any more. Please
send my regret on her loss and that she is in my thoughts and prayers. How
sad. She was such a wonderful and inspiring lady. Thanks for letting me
know. Do you still have contact with Mailwhale? I hear from TazGirl once
in great while. Hope you and the family are doing well. Life is grand here
in Ohio. The weather has been soooooo mild this month. The cold weather is
on the way though. Maybe we will have snow by Christmas. Take care and
have a wonderful holiday season as it approaches....Jean"

11-19-2001, 05:16 PM
That's nice to hear from oops. I must say I'm out of contact with everyone except you folks is a poor excuse but I could never figure out the latest boards on yahoo...seems like you have to scrool through message by message and it was just too time, as I had nothing good to report weight wise...well? ya know.

But I will soon! ;)

11-20-2001, 10:41 AM
Okay, time to compare thanksgiving meal plans. What are you doing? I am just cooking for us 5. I am baking a turkey. 15 pounds. Lots of extras for dinners this month. We will have cornbread stuffing. (no giblets) mashed potatos (no cream). cranberry sauce, dinner rolls (not crescent) broc for me, peas for everyone else. I have 2 purchased pies. I won't be eatting as much as if they were homemade. I am making spinach salad for lunch. We will be visiting my mom sometime in the day. She will have a cold shrimp platter to munch on. Yummy! We will probably go play at the park and go fishing sometime in the day too if it isn't really chilly! N0o reason being inside all day. I might make egg nog icecream to go with the pies. Tell me about your plans! ~audri

11-20-2001, 04:08 PM
My dad will be here for the holiday, he brought the chocolate machine...I'm in trouble already!

I'll be making a tiny turkey, 11.12lbs than hubby is calling a chicken but I don't want to have leftovers forever. Mashed potatoes...never have used cream; bread stuffing with cellery, onions, almonds, apples and craisins; broccoli or green beans; rolls; cranberry/orange rellish. Pumpkin or pecan pie...havn't decided yet. probably corn chowder for lunch.

I need to hang my snow suit by my refridgerator!


11-21-2001, 10:27 PM
Just got back from Alabama and got 2 bags of pecans. Good exercise.

We are going to my nieces house tomorrow. I am taking a pie and she will have the traditional dinner which sounds about like ya'll's except we have 'dressing' instead of stuffing. Same stuff. Just outside the bird.

Not doing too good diet wise but trying to remember to count my blessings.


11-21-2001, 10:59 PM
Friend sent this to me tonight.. we've been cooking all day and 'tasting too much' so temptation isn't too overwhelming right now. Tried to keep snacking on broccoli stems- seemed to help. Tomorrow will be the challenge... my sis is a wonderful cook and you should see all the pies... I'm in trouble! all my favorites. Oh well, I'm just trying to remember how much fun IBS isn't and since I'm not sure what triggers it - maybe that'll keep me on track.

Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep,
I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned; the dark meat and white,
but I fought the temptation with all of my might.

Tossing and turning with anticipation,
The thought of a snack became infatuation.
So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door
And gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.

I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
'til all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.

I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky
With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie.
But, I managed to yell as I soared past the trees....
Happy Eating to all - pass the cranberries, . Please.

May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes 'n gravy have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious, may your pies take the prize,
May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs.

Happy Thanksgiving!

11-21-2001, 11:47 PM
Isworthit, thanks for that poem, really enjoyed it.:lol:

I hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving. We are going to my Dad's for dinner. We have the usual turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes. We also have plenty of fresh veggies but then again there is the pies. Usually I'm pretty full from the meal so I don't eat too much desert.

We will go to NH for the weekend, my MIL & SIL come with us, I'm pretty sure Cheryl will be there also, we should have a good time. Of course my dog loves it there. Karefree, she is about 80 pounds I guess, haven't had her weighed lately.

11-23-2001, 07:34 PM
Well, I'm still full! :dizzy:

Perhaps I should be out sale shopping today for a new snow suit! :lol:

Uh...we have a monday coming up don't we??? :?:

11-23-2001, 08:14 PM
Mail-what's wrong with Monday? I like Mondays's, my children are in school. Yes, I gotta go to work, but it's an okay day. My offical weigh in day is Thursdays now. I am still at 181, but I will get a loss this week. I ate more today for lunch than all day yesterday. My tummy was acting up yesterday so I went real easy. I picked up this magazine called Energy for Women. Premeire issue. If you are wanting to get into weight lifting, you gotta read it. Makes me wish I still had my gym membership. I got some photos back from the zoo last month. Not a pretty sight. I look so big. Time to get modivated again. Really modivated, not pretend. Just going thru the motions doesn't count. I want results, not maitence!!!!

11-25-2001, 11:50 AM
Okay friends, where are you? Turkey is gone, money should be spent. Most of you, if not all of you have home computers, so where are you? I am all alone here! It is down right cold here. I have had to use the fireplace yesterday and today. I should break down and turn on the heat but I am holding out til Dec 1st. I can last another week. I am in shorts and a t-shirt. If I was really freezing I could at least put a pair of socks on! :) Come and post sometime soon! ~audri

11-27-2001, 05:02 PM
Not too much to report other than eating too, too much!

LOVED your poem, Itsworthit! Made my day!!

Sandy, an 80 pounder is a big one! Remember when you got her? Big difference. Mine are all about that same size except one and he's a little feller.


11-27-2001, 09:07 PM
KF-thanks for posting! Are you getting ready for the holidays? Are any of you decorated yet? I have no desire to do it yet. I kinda think half of it is cause it is so much trouble saying, no Griffin all day long! :) audri

11-28-2001, 12:45 AM
Hi everyone,
We had a good holiday. Had fun in NH also. The weather has been really beautiful here lately. Hubby can't wait for snow so we can snowmobile, I can wait for a little while lol.

I started to decorate a few days ago. Seems like a lot of people are all decorated already. Coming home from kickboxing we saw quite a few houses with their Christmas lights on.

Take care everyone & keep moving.

11-28-2001, 05:31 PM
Well, it started snowing last night and is still going and we've got about 11-12 inches so far, I've shoveled twice but not in my snow suit!!!!!! Course it does not fit!!!!!

I just meant maybe I would "start" again on a Monday...but I didn't ....well, I did better Monday, yesterday and today than the previous 4 days, but am I serious? I just don't know. But shoveling snow and making a snowman has been good exercise...and no cocoa yet!

No, we had not decorated yet, and now with the snow, I don't kwow when we will! No tree for us for at least 10 more days. I hate to have it brown on Christmas.

11-29-2001, 06:29 AM
Got the tree up Sunday. Wasn't too bad this year. Paul went through each light strand last year and the two I used were still in good shape. One all white and one colored. Got 2 containers of ornaments after Christmas last year. Multicolored jewel tone. Two new big floppy bows with streamers for the top of the tree and a quilted tree skirt that my sister made 20 years ago that is a family tradition. That and stockings on the mantle and I am done! Already have most everything wrapped.:lol: I am a happy gal!

....If I could just get as motivated in weight control....


11-29-2001, 09:57 AM
KF-remember the high we use to feel after getting a weight loss goal accomplished such as walking 10 miles in a week or whatever. Kinda like your euphoria from being ready for Xmas. Think how wonderful you'll feel if you go accomplish something healthy!!! Okay, enough peptalk! I am still tired this morning!

I got up with Grif before 5. Not fun. We turned the heat on yesterday after the thermostat said 57. I didn't want to kill the bird or ferret! The dogs and cats can handle it. Besides, my nose was running inside!

I have a 4 hour shift to do and then my weekend is here! Yippee horray. I am going to try and make some xmas gifts the next few days. Hopefully the creative bug hits soon! ~audri