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01-01-2002, 07:08 PM

Hey girlfriends! Did you get through the holidays okay? I am for one, damn glad they are over! I really don't like them much. Too much hype, way too much work. And plus, no snow! Kinda sucks. Am off to go for a walk. Wanted to go earlier but was talked into Starbucks instead. I was good. Gingerbread coffee with soy milk, one sugar. Now it is overcast. I won't complain, could be raining or windy or below freezing.

Well, we should make mini goals for us to do. Like walk 20 miles and we will tell each other how we are progressing daily. Or try to eat 3 veggies a day for a week, or do an exersice video every other day. Something...together. What do you think? Or 50 crunches before we log on to the puter each day....

The boca spicey chicken patties aren't too bad. If you are interested in that kind of thing. ~audri

01-03-2002, 12:22 PM
Where are you guys! Thought we were gonna get serious!!! I posted on the old thread that a new one had been started so that isn't the problem. I walked each day of 2002. :) Scale is to 181 today.

Grif's doc said we will need dermobration and laser treatment for sure in a year. :( We will take it from there. He is teething right now. He gets teeth in groups of 3-4. He had 4 till he was 13 months, then he got 3 more, then 3 more and now he is getting even more. Poor kid.

When is holiday break over? My kids need to go back to school!!! (the 7th) I watched the princess diaries last night. Very cute.

Come out and post!!!! ~audri

01-03-2002, 12:32 PM
I'm still here!:) We had a good time in NH. Didn't do too much but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. A little after midnight on New Years, Donnie went down to the pond (it's finally frozen) and lit fireworks, they were good. The neighbors seemed to enjoy them, also people from the next pond over sounded like they liked them too.:D

I did crunches yesterday and did good with the food. I have kickboxing tonight so that will be a good workout. I'm sure he will make us work hard to make up for the holiday.

Poor Grif and Audri. Hope things start going good for the both of you soon.

Let's all start to eat less and move more this new year.:)

01-05-2002, 03:40 AM
Hope Grif feels better.

Not feeling real well so I will check back later.:(

01-05-2002, 11:49 AM
What's the matter KareFRee??? Anything serious? Emotional or physical? We are coming down with a cold here. But colds go away. I am gonna take an hour walk in a bit. Chris must wake up first. He got off work at 4:30am.

I had my annual girlie exam on Thursday and the NP noticed a few extra heart beats. She says I should go get them checked out, but mom says she has them too and she wants to see if I get this job at the Rio so It is not a preexisting condition. I emailed the Rio yesterday and I should know something this time next week. If it is a no, we are gonna look for work in another town. I need a chance.

Sandy, glad you are on the band wagon with me! Mailwhale should be here. She said she would be here with bells on after the 3rd!!!!


01-05-2002, 12:45 PM
Hello, and Happy New Year!

Did I say after the third???? lololololol, How about Monday? ;) Actually, I've been "good" starting as of the third, although no exercise, except climbing up and down a ladder... Yea! we finished painting the entry, dinning room and kitchen!!!! Oh, and I love it! It is a really nice way to kick off the new year with a fresh coat of paint and a finished project! (I painted the living room and 1/2 of the dinning room 15 months ago and all this is open to the kitchen and entry with vaulted celings so now the whole space looks complete.) If you didn't know, you would think we just painted them white, but it is a very soft peach/pink tinted white and it adds so much warmth to the room and the oak woodwork. It is really amazing that it changes the color so much, but it really does. The halls going up and down stairs still have the old flat white which really takes on a greenish/yellowish/greyish tint plus 8 years of scuff marks. Those go next! Anyway, I am really pumped up about it, and can't snack much while I'm doing it.

I finally got that darn peacock done last week in time to put it up for a four year olds birthday...really does look great, and lots of compliments so hopefully he and the storks and vultures will be out and about lots in 2002! I am really gonna put major effort into that this year, and shedding the second 1/2 of this weight problem. I will weigh in and take measurements either tomorrow or Monday. My mini goals will be each 5 pounds lost, and my basic plan is just to start acting like a healthy person like myself enough to take better care of myself. Stop cold turkey the binge game and drop the nearly nightly beer thing. I can just unwind with a green tea...that has just become a real stupid habbit. And back to daily exercise...I enjoy it so, I'll just do it!

I think if I looked up my resolutions from last year...they would be the same as this year....but I've already got that painting of the main floor checked off! This year, they'll all be checked off by July 1st, then I can make new goals for the second 1/2 of the year, won't that be fun!!!!!

01-07-2002, 12:54 AM
Happy New Year, everyone!
I've been reading all your posts here and sounds like we're all about ready for 'new beginnings'. Audri, do hope your job situation works out good for you this year.. and that Gif is recovering well. Mailwhale, your business sounds like it's off on a good start.. plus, you've got a great idea of making these first goals just half-year... seems so much more do-able. I'll be posting mine, soon. Karefree, hope you get to feeling better... stuff's been going around here, too.. but thankfully I haven't caught it yet... just keep pushing the vitamins, so maybe they're working! Sandy, sounds like you're on the right track ready.. and what a nice way to spend the holidays- in NH! New Year's eve we watched the fireworks a club of hikers set off on the top of Pike's Peak... what a sight! It was so cold.. Ijust can't imagine anyone doing that every year, but guess it's a tradition.

I'm leaving CO tomorrow for OR.. will be there thru Mar 16.. then back here for a week before returning to TX. Hopefully by then will know better where I'll be settling down/working. I'm needing to get back to work, so have updated my resume. Scary having to start over again. My computer's in TX, but will be able to connect at a library so will be staying in touch. Am using my kids, here.. has been nice.

Thanks to all of you for the snailmails.. loved hearing from you, and I'll be responding, soon. TTYS! Love, J

01-07-2002, 10:43 AM
Winter vacation is over! Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!

Scale says 180. I have to get ready for work, just wanted to stop in and say hi! ~audri

01-07-2002, 01:53 PM
hope it is nothing more. I am feeling a little better. Have been pushing the herb teas.

I am thinking about looking into WW. I don't know what else to do. I can't restrict any food (carb or low fat) anymore. Paul will revolt!

Itsworthit, weren't you interested in WW. I don't necessarily want to join. I just want to understand the program.

Well, I am running (if only that weren't figurative) for now. It is cold down here!


01-08-2002, 02:21 PM
Karefree, I hope you are feeling better soon.

Audri, good luck with the job hunt.

Itsworthit, have a safe trip to OR.

Mailwhale, it I hope your business does good this year.

Sounds like we are all getting back on track again. I started using my treadmill again yesterday. I'm starting off slow again. I have kickboxing twice a week so that is a big help. I am doing pretty good on my water again, now I have to concentrate on what I put in my mouth.:)

Keep moving, girls!

01-11-2002, 05:29 PM
Well, I started the week at 176, ick, and there I seem to have stayed... not the big start I was hoping for, but I have walked 3 days and did weights the other 2, so that did start. But I hope to add better food choices and then with the exercise...I should be on my way...oh, and the water....

Got my sewing room organized and had just become the junk-catch all mess of the house! I save boxes and packaging materials for when I eventually need them to ship things myself....but good grief....I'll never use all the bubble pack, peanuts and tissue that I'd tossed in there! Let the kids pop the extra bubble pack...they had fun and restricted my self to 2 large boxes of this type of thing....still too much I'm sure.... and put it out in the garage.

Have a good weekend....behave and be healthy! :p

01-12-2002, 04:28 PM
Hello from sunny Central Oregon! I'm teaching my mom how to use the library's computer so won't have much time to reply today, but wanted to say Hi to you all. Keep up 'moving more, eating less'! Will check in later on...
Have a great weekend! Hugs!

01-13-2002, 12:22 PM
Hi. I haven't been dieting or excersicing. I doubt I have gained weight though. I am so stressed out. I need a vacation. I am waiting patiently for the Rio to say yes or no so I can get on with my life. I had an interview on Monday (phone one) and a real interview on Friday with the Great Indoors. They said they would call for sure Tomorrow to set up a 2nd interview for either Monday afternoon, Tuesday or first thing Wednesday. She liked me, she said I would be interviewing for both florals and visual merchandising. I think Visuals pays better.

The other thing that is bugging me, is that there is some girl at Chris's work that has the hots for him. It is so hard to be mature and realize that he loves me and this will blow over. Where do women get off trying to take something that does not belong to them???? We have been together 5 years now. Ugh! Anyways, don't comment on this, cause I am trying to forget it and my green eyed monster that is in my heart and all the yucky images I have of him leaving me for her and all the stuff I will do to them if that happens! :devil: I need some more self confidnece, and it wouldn't hurt if I could lose some weight so I don't feel so frumpy!!!! ~audri

01-15-2002, 01:36 PM
Hmmm, I'm thinking my last post must have become it's own thread.

Taz has started yet another board, this time on MSN, so I have been visiting there a bit too. This is what I posted today...

Motivation by Meditation

I’ve done a lot of thinking about my lack of motivation for the past 16 months and where that has and has not taken me. I really don’t know how I found the will to make the progress I did for the 20 months before that…I just had it and I think sustained it with the help of my cyber pals. Results also kept me motivated to continue on. But then, I lost my way. There was my computer problems, feet problems, there was a move, change of routine, new town, new insecurities, 6 weeks of family and so… from August 2002, to January 2001 I totally worked myself out of all my good habits, found old bad ones, started new bad ones and spent all of 2001wondering when I would pull my head out of the sand. I don’t think I can spend all of 2002 the same way and see any results. And I want results, namely replacing unhealthy habits with healthy ones again because it makes me feel so much better about myself. And the weight comes off as well. So the question is, How will I get motivated again?

I think that I could build motivation by meditating about it and praying for it. It is not my “thing” to pray to God, asking for weight to fall off me…this is not God’s job, but mine. Yet I can pray for strength, and meditate on how I am going to face the daily challenges that are a part of making healthy habits. And I can meditate on my own self image and how consiously making choices through the day effect my self image. Perhaps it is an Oprah kind of influence, but I just feel I need to set aside some time for building this thing called motivation so that I can procede with my goals. Additionally, I think stretching is a great way to get the mind in touch with the body. So…. it is my plan to start each day with about 10 minutes of stretching, meditation and prayer. I think it would be a nice way to end the day as well, and might be very helpful in the late afternoon when I tend to engage in some real destructive munching. I invite anyone to join me, we can include each other in our intentions and perhaps have a “meditation thread”

I started this morning and feel more peacful and in control… it is only 9:30a.m. on the west coast though! Who is with me in building motivation?

Anyway...that is my current plan! So Audri, I hope your life is calming down, word from the Rio? Hang in there!

01-15-2002, 06:57 PM
Hello ladies. The new board that Taz has set up is more like the old one we used to have. Now I have to get used to another new board.:) You all should check it out.

I've been having trouble getting online lately, so I will write fast.

I'm still doing good with my exercise and water. Two out of three isn't too bad, I guess. I have kickboxing tonight. A new session started last week and it is quite crowded, I enjoy it more when there is less people. At least my daughter is on one side of me so I don't have to worry if I kick or punch her.;)

Take care everyone and keep moving!

01-15-2002, 07:48 PM
What's the address to Taz's msn club? I haven't been there.

01-16-2002, 12:38 AM
Here's the address to the new board.

Check it out, I think you will like it.

01-16-2002, 10:35 AM
I have my second interview at the Great Indoors @ 9 am. I am about to change the baby's pants and then go look at cute and as thin as possible. My dragonfly skirt was a tad tight last night when I tried it on but with support top hose and nice undies, I should look good. Well, I will try and update this afternoon. Depending on what they say, I may or may not go in and work today. My boss was such an angry woman yesterday, that I was so happy that I would be leaving soon. She really needs to learn to relax! ~audri I will check out the other board this afternoon.

01-16-2002, 12:22 PM
Audri, good luck on your interview today. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.:)

My ISP seems to be working today. I guess they were working on lines in Boston this week. Hope it is all better now.

He gave us a good workout at kickboxing last night. I used my treadmill this morning. I'm still doing ok with exercise.

We ended up with about 7 inches of snow in NH on Sunday, so we stayed later and went out snowmobiling. The trails were pretty good, it was our first ride of the season. Going to be a really short season this year. We only went out for a couple of hours, I was fine with that because I wasn't too sore from it.

Have a good day, everyone!:)

01-16-2002, 05:26 PM
I got the job @ The Great Indoors. Details later on! :smug:

01-16-2002, 06:14 PM
Congratulations Audri!! I'm so happy for you.:)

01-17-2002, 11:12 AM
Hello girls. I am employed ft. The only ft florist there. There will be 4 p/t'ers. I met 2 of them while at the lab to pee for a drug test. . Wage is 10 an hour plus bonuses. Full benifits after 90 days. They match 70% on your 401k. And you only have to wait 90 days. My dad is coming down on Saturday to shop for black and white clothes with me. Actually my future step mom is shopping with me. And paying. That is our dress code, black, white or a combo of the two. Casual day is black jeans with black tennis shoes. I will live in that the first 4 weeks as we set up to open. My orientation is Jan 3oth. I am excited. 10 probably doesn't sound like a lot to you in big cities, but most silk florists start at 8 here in Vegas. Same for fresh florists in small shops. I could make 12 in a casino.

Yesterday I should have been on top of the world but I was so moody and so close to tears. I think I finally let my guard down to relax and all the repressed emotions came barreling in. I couldn't stop them. I basically was a vegtable all night. I ended up cleaning dishes and then making a homemade ham and white bean soup. It is simmering in the crock pot now. It smells wonderful!. I was planning on going into work yesterday but I couldn't deal with my boss in my emotional state. So, I told her I would work on Friday instead. But that will be all by myself. Which is fine by me.

Well, I forgot to fill in my birthday on my back ground check for my new job so I had better take off early and go run by there before work. ~audri

01-17-2002, 01:43 PM
That is just soooooo wonderful Audri! I am so pleased for you and I hope it turns out great...that the people are great and that you have tons of fun. And have fun clothes shopping...I posted at msn to hit the thrift stores first, but heck...if you're not paying...and since this is so exciting....get some nice things that you feel good in! Not that some might not be available in the thrift stores...I sure love the two new pairs of jeans I got from the senior center thrift by my mom's especially since it was bag day and got several other things too all for $4. And since they won't fit for very long.... I can spend $4 in a month for some new ones! ;)

01-18-2002, 11:07 AM
The only prob about black and thrift stores is that most of it is gray for beeing washed a million times. But I will go look and buy some Rit dye in black to spruce up anything I may find. I will definately look for black jeans for casual days! I will chat more tomorrow. I hate working Fridays! ~audri

01-24-2002, 11:02 AM
Audri, did you get the clothes you need for your new job? You must be so excited about the job. I'm glad you finally got something you like. Bet you are looking forward to starting.

I've been doing good this week, excercise & water are still good plus I have been eating right this week. Hope I can keep it up.

Where is everyone? Karefree hope everything is ok with you.

Have a great day.:)

01-27-2002, 11:51 AM
Sorry I haven't been around. Been busy with mom duties and shopping and finishing up my old job. Grif had a checkup, the boys had finals. Life sometimes gets in the way of my computer time! I start the The Great Indoors on Wednesday. Tomorrow is my last day at the college. I will miss my flexible schedule and working near the greenhouse. But I won't miss my boss's moodiness, being her vent board, the dull monotonous work, or the wondering what I will be doing all day.

Mom took me to Costco yesterday. I got lots of freezer meats, and some pantry snack items for the children. I will do another large shopping when I get paid so the supply doesn't get too low and we have to head off to fast food. Griffin must gain weight before next checkup. He is at 10% for weight. Not acceptable since he is growing taller yet not getting any heavier. It took me a while to find snack foods that he can eat without choking, with no dairy and little amounts of refined sugar that he will eat. I wish i had that problem!!! Mom got me a pair of black pants. I will have to hem them. They are a rayon blend that doesn't now cuff well, and I do not want to ruin the existing hem by walking on them.

I have been spending gobs of time with bf. We are getting along marvelously. Better than ever probably. Saturday nights are game nights. We played Yahtzee and who wants to be a millionare mini version last night. Monopoloy was last Sat. I picked up two games at the thrift store last weekend for 1$ each. We will try them next.

Well, off to do my annual Sunday laundry! Crazy!!!!! It never ends!!!! ~audri

01-31-2002, 06:19 PM
Hi-ya! Seems like I've not been on line in forever... we've had computer woes and I've been very frustrated with the machine! Hubby totally screwed it up and lost many important files...all my business ones, and various hard disk stuff that tells the computer how to run various applications... I could kill him!!!!!!!

Anyway... the frustration got to me and my that is additional frustration. I'm trying to get a grip, hopefully February will be better!

02-01-2002, 05:02 PM
Congrat's Audri.. on your new job! Sounds great! Hello to all the rest of you, too! I've got very limited time this afternoon.. am at the library catching up on business correspondence that needs to be filed. Dave's death certificates were incorrect so that's been a real mess trying to get changed... finally got them Tues.

Speaking of... Tues would've been our 37th annv, so that was tough. I've started applying for jobs here... have decided I'd like to stay in Oregon since I have more family on the west coast but it will depend on if I find something.

One plus about all this is that I'm losing weight... so that's making me feel better. My business-wear is getting pretty sloppy looking tho, so I may have to go shopping. Oh well... I'll be healthier with less #'s!

Computer warning just came on that my time left is critical.. will talk with you all later. Have a great weekend!!!