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01-02-2002, 01:11 PM
Hello and welcome to the Thin Group! We are a great group of ladies (but men are welcome if there are any who care to join us) who have one thing in common. We are all working together toward our goal of being healthier in our daily lifestyles and to lose weight in 2000. There are all different ages and backgrounds here and we all have different ways of losing our weight. We all love to have fun and laugh, but we also give a lot of support, encouragement and motivation for one another. Please feel free to post with us - just jump right in and believe me, you will be welcomed with open arms. The more the merrier!

Please feel free to check out our website and learn more about us at:

Love, CJ

01-02-2002, 01:13 PM
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! And I shall be back in a few to post!

Love, CJ

sweet tooth
01-02-2002, 01:53 PM
Well, the bad news is in. I just got back from WI and gained .75 pounds over the Christmas holidays. I am completely back OP as of last Sunday, so will have to try to lose the added weight by WI on Monday.

I found that the travelling and eating in restaurants over Chirstmas very difficult. I can usually manage the occasional restaurant or evening out, but a constant diet of them makes it hard to stay on a weight loss program. Oh well, I will just have to be good this week and see what happens.

I am having a lot of trouble getting below the 140 pound mark. I'm trying really hard this week to see if I can break the plateau. Hopefully, the Christmas treats will be enough to get the metabolism working again. Of course, I could always resort to exercise. LOL

Hope everyone is getting back into the routine after the holidays. Remember, this is the year that we can get to goal!


01-02-2002, 02:48 PM
Well, Iím back Ė as promised! Well, Iím back Ė as promised! Had a wonderful Christmas, then went up to the cabin for New Years and had a wonderful dinner out with some family and friends. Lots of snow up there Ė at our place at least 2 feet, but oh so beautiful! We are actually going to stay home for this month, and then will probably go up again in February for couple weeks Ė then back home until probably April! Oh, have to tell you all Ė I just received 3 awards for my website, CJís Place ( 1 for my recipe website ( and another one for our Thin Group website ( in case you may want to check it out. Iím feeling a little ďproudĒ. Oh, and I think I did pretty ok over the holidays Ė I have missed 2 weeks for WIís Ė have not journaled (just in my mind but not on paper) and I do go for WI tomorrow morning, but got on the scale this morning and looks like I may be the same. Wish me luck!

I am here girl Ė not running any more! LOL Just imagine how much weight I could have lost if indeed I was running all that time! OK Ö this is the 2nd of Jan and it is time to get busy and stay OP! Thank you for the bíday card! Hey, do you want to get in on the updates? Send me your stats if you do, ok?

Hey girl Ė 1st of the year! Donít worry about that 2 lb gain Ė itíll be gone in no time cuz this is the year we are all gonna get to our goals! I need a new update on your current wt, ok? Gonna post on Friday.

Iím glad to see you posting and hope this year you will post more often! You have done such a wonderful job with WW Ė I know you are going to get to goal too along with the rest of us!

Donít worry about not breaking the 140ís Ė you are so close! Did ya notice I made your name in pink cuz I seem to remember you like the color pink like I do! Iím sorry to hear about your mother and hope everything will be alright with her.

What a wonderful surprise you pulled on Tracey! Glad you had a good time and got to see her get her stripe too! We almost drove back to Kansas to surprise Dawn for xmas ourselves, but had already told everyone we would be here for xmas day so didnít do it. Maybe next yearÖ How is papa doing? Hope the medicine is working for him. Oh, and thank you too for the bíday card!

Glad to hear you had a great christmas with Charlie Ė babyís 1st Christmasís are so special!

I am so sorry that your daughter left again, but at least like you say you know she is ok. And you have every right to be a proud grandma! I too can only imagine how lonely you must have felt on Christmas day Ö I am so sorry. It will get better with time, and you have a good outlook so I know youa re going to be ok. Well I didnít make my 60 lbs by 60 either since I just turned 60 in December, but I did manage to get rid of 15 of those lbs. And I know you will do it this year Ė for sure! Iím going to put you on the updates Ė I need to know what your goal wt will be ok? Donít be a stranger Ė post often! Glad to see you back!

OK, be back later...
Love you guys!

Love, CJ

01-02-2002, 02:55 PM

Twas the month after New Year's, and all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."
As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt---
I said to myself, as I only can
"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"

So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
'Till all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won't have a cookie--not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.

I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.
I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore---
But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!

01-02-2002, 07:52 PM

Well, I'm taking a few minutes to myself to post. Hannah is with Grandma and Grandpa for a few hours, and I'm supposed to be going to church, just haven't left yet. I don't get much computer time without Hannah crawling and climbing all over me.

Even though we were sick, we had a good Christmas. Hannah made out like a bandit. She is sooo into "Blue's Clues," and got a couple toys base on it. What does she like best?? The box her Blue's Clues sing-along radio came in!! She carries the box under one arm, the radio, and another music thing under the other arm, or at least attempts to carry it all.

My mom really came across with some good toys for her. Mom is always cool with that kind of stuff, when she has the money. She got toys that hannah has to think with. Not just a cute doll or stuffed animal that she throws down and doesn't mess with anymore. She got her some bathtub stuff that has different shapes, and different things it does, and blocks with pictures that you have to put together, and and poster size wall dodad that tells you the letters of the alphabet, and words, etc. I think I'm actually haveing more fun with the presents, myself!!

The worse toy she got was a "guitar" that plays several different songs (at least the worse for Chad and me;) ). Her favorite song in "BINGO." If I hear that tune one more time, I'm going to be in the looney bin!!! :lol: :dizzy:

Unfortuantly, not all good. Hubby's dad got mad because we went to my ex sil house on Fri after christmas to see my dad, and nephews, and to exchange gifts. we were supposed to go to my step-brothers house on christmas to see dad, but was sick. same on christmas eve (Chad's family gets together every Christmas eve). Anyway, we planned on going down there on fri. anyway, even if we went on christmas so we could give the nephews there gifts, and to spend more time with dad. My fil informed us "whether Hannah is sick or not next year, she WILL go with them on Christmas eve" and then accused me of not taking her to his family that night because Chad didn't want to go to my family's on Christmas. (chad went to his family's get together for couple hours, though he admitted he should of stayed home). Chad and I had been fighting about going to my step brothers on Christmas, or staying home, and I was going to go with just hannah, then we all got sick and Hannah and i missed all of it (I'm actually glad we got sick, easier to back out on things). I guess they thing since we didn't get together with Chad's family, we shouldn't get together with mine, either. But Hannah got her stuff from Chad's family that night, plus his parents got to bring her stuff over to out house that night, too. They spent Christmas eve with her. They got more of a chance to spend with her than my parents did. (we saw my mom Mon. eve, but for only about 2 hours, because she had to go to work).

I swear btwn his parents, and my dad (my mom's the cool one on getting together), I feel like I'm the parent to a bunch or 2 and 3 year olds.

Now that I'm done complaining, and just noticed the time, I've got to go. Got to change out of my grubby t-shirt, and into something a little nicer, and get out of here. Church starts in ten minutes, and I'm going to be late.

talk to you all later,


01-02-2002, 10:33 PM
Hi Ya'll.......:wave:

I wrote a long post last night but when I went to put my clipart in it said "That my image was too big" and went I went back to try again with another one, I got booted!:(

I had a BAD day!! Was going really good on plan until the Principal brought doughnuts in.At first they didn't bother me but since I work in the office, the smell was getting stronger & stronger and my willpower was geting weaker & weaker! I gave up......the doughnuts won and I have to admit I ate 3!!!!!:mad:

On the way home....I stopped at the store & bought lots of fruit,jello & Crystal Light. I threw my sweet tea down the drain!! So it's a start and I will win this battle!!:)

CJ.......YOU BRAT....BRAT......BRAT!!!!!!!!!! Gosh, gone for a few days and then come out of no where and start a NEW THREAD!!! :lol: LOL!!! You must have drove like crazy on the way home so you could start the new thread!! hehehehe!!
Glad you had a wonderful time at the cabin.I bet that snow was beautiful!! I wished we had some here!!!
Congrats on your awards!!!!!!! You deserve to be proud of them! They are something to be proud of!! WTG!!!:)
About the stats...yes add me!! 167-182-150 I bet I'm the only one who WENT UP instead of down!!!!!!!

Sharon.......Hi girlfriend!!:wave: I just got done writing you a long letter! Thanks so much for my card & letter that you mailed me! I'm so happy that you got to be there for Tracy on her receiving her award! Wow....what a proud Mom you were!! It sounds like you've done well in the "motherhood" dept!! I hope that when my boys move out they will know how to act and make me proud!! Anyways,glad you got to go (spur of the moment trips are the best!) and I'm glad you're home safely!! Oh I forgot to tell you.....On New Year's Eve...we went to friends house & ate, played cards,ate,watched the ball drop, ate, and had drinks.Did I mention we ate too??? LOL!!! We spent the night and got home yesterday about 12:30.

I was going to post to each one of you but hubby wants puter so I better be good & share! I need to be good all year so maybe next year he'll get me something better then a gift certificate at Home Depot!! LOL!!!

More later......
Luv ya'll...
Sherry (Sher-Bear):cool:

01-02-2002, 11:37 PM

Hubby let me have the computer back for a minute and wanted to post to you before I went to bed.

I don't know if you remember me or not.I used to post here a while back.I'm back as I've missed everyone here.I didn't know about your Calvin.I'm so sorry.I know that the holidays were very hard on you.But you know what? You're right.....I bet that he wants you to smile, be happy and carry on with your life.I know that there will be times when it will be harder than others.But remember Judy, he's watching over you now.When you're sad, so will he.
I hope by me writing this I will not make you cry.I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you & care.

If you ever need a friend, I'm here for you.Take Care Sweetie and know that there's lots of people always here for you.
{{{{ Judy }}}}

Sherry (Sher-Bear):cool:

01-03-2002, 10:21 AM
I've been good for two whole days now! Scale was kind this morning, shows one pound off already! Would like to start walking around the neighborhood each day but it's just too darn cold to go outside right now. Think I'll hibernate a little bit longer!

Sherry, you're a sweetie! Thank you and everyone else for your kindness. This past year has really been ****, but I'm going to do better this year. I have made a promise to myself to care about me and take care of myself. I have to be the one to do it, 'cause as sure as 'poop stinks', no-one is going to do it for me!

How do I get my picture as an avatar? Each time I try to put it in I get a message that it is too big. I have reduced it down to thumbnail size but the program still won't take it. What am I doing wrong? With all you computer whizes out there surely someone can tell me how to do it!

Also I would like to know where you are finding your names in the clips at the bottom of your posts. I think it looks so pretty with them there.

CJ, I want to be realistic with my goal weight. I would really like to get back down to about 150 lbs. but I probably won't live long enough to ever see that weight again! HaHa So, lets make my goal 200 lbs. At the rate I've been going in the past three years I may not make that one either! It's just me now, I don't have anyone else to cook for, or blame for my shortcomings. If ever the time was right to get myself healthy, NOW is that time! Happy belated birthday! So sorry I forgot. Hope it was a good one!

If I remember correctly, there are more of us who will be having birthdays in the coming month or two. Time just keeps marching on. Another year, another wrinkle (or two!). HeHe

Chrissy, thanks for the card. I didn't even send out Christmas cards this year. No tree, no decorations, why bother? I'm going to have my living room gutted and re-done so I'm going to have to pack up everything in there and get it down to the bare walls. They were supposed to get it all finished before Christmas but the special order for windows has been delayed. Oh well. too cold to change the windows now any way.

Sharon, I would have loved to take off for Houston and surprised my son and his family for the holidays like you did for your daughter. But it was not to be! We did use our computers and cameras to share the fun though. The next best thing to being there, I guess. Thank God for modern technology.

Time to get off and on! My project for today is to learn how to use my new carpet shampooer. That may be all the exercise I can handle for now. HaHa Only have carpet in one room right now, hardwood floors in the rest. After the living room is finished, I think I'll have the other rooms carpeted too. Money will be the deciding factor, if you know what I mean!

Hugs, Judy

01-03-2002, 11:28 AM
Hello! Boy, this has been a busy place! :) I had to print out a couple threads to see if I could keep up with all of you! Iím so glad to see all the posts! Letís see if I can address everyone before the boss makes me work.

Sherry, I think this is going to be our year! So there! Just to answer your question, I started WW on June 19, 2001 at 202 lbs. The plan was to be at goal by my 40th bday (52 lbs. in exactly 15 months). My 40th bday has come and gone and I still have about 20 lbs. to go. Goal is 150 Ö for nowÖ Iím thinking I can probably do it by April or May. Iím not pushing too much, just trying to be realistic. Now forget about those nasty doughnuts and stick with me, kid!

Judy, I was thinking of you on Christmas. I know it must have been hard without Calvin but I think youíre right. Heíd want you to be happy. How wonderful of you to welcome your daughter back and help her out. And Iím so glad to hear your granddaughter is doing so well. Something good has come out of this for her!

Regarding weight loss, you say youíve been here 3 years and have lost "only seven pounds". Youíre like me, kid! Slowly but surely, weíll get there! Oh, but you know, I was kinda hoping no one would remember that "blowing my nose when I had to pee" comment!! :o By the way, have fun with the new carpet shampooer/exercise machine! LOL!

Peggy, 2-1/2 is such a great age to be at Christmas time! I bet your granddaughter just loved all the festivities. Iím so glad your dog has come home. Iíll bet youíll never know where heíd been for those two cold nights. Iím sorry to hear about your mom, though. Iíll be sending prayers your way. Let us know how it's going.

Anyway, Peggy, Iím with you with this weight loss thing. I have about 20 lbs. to lose too. I saw your "notice". Private Jo Ė reporting for duty!! Donít worry about the measly little weight gain. You can beat it!

Carolyn, I see youíre in on the weight loss vow for the year. This is it!! Our year!!

Sam, :lol: :lol: Miss Dramatic!?!? Who!?!? Me!?!?! Oh boy, I wish I had a nickel for every time someone accused me of that!!!! Me? Obsessing about my weight!?! Nah! Never! ;) Anyway, glad to hear Charlie had a good Christmas. About her getting half a toy store, donít worry. It just gets better and bigger (and more expensive) every year they grow up. My 3 year old nephew made out like a bandit! Where were all these great toys when I was a kid?

CJ, BRAT! Thatís all Iím going to say. Oh, except that I loved the New Year poem!

Kim, so whatís a holiday without fighting relatives? :rolleyes: In my family, itís my mom vs. my brotherís girlfriend. I have to take momís side on that one because my brotherís girlfriend is ... how can I put this nicely? ... an idiot!! Anyway, hope youíre feeling better.

Whew! Well, Iím sure Iíve forgotten someone but Iíd better go. Iíve typed this all in Word and am going to paste it into the thread. As for me personally, Iíve been a good girl. Iíve watched what Iím eating, counted points, gotten on the treadmill in the morning and in the evening for at least 15-20 minutes each. Iím drinking gallons of water. My period is almost gone. Iíve refused to step on the scale. Hopefully, things are looking up.

Then again, here comes the boss now...

Love you guys!

sweet tooth
01-04-2002, 11:35 AM
Just wondering who is going to start the Valentine's Day Challenge...CJ where are you?

01-04-2002, 11:41 AM
OK OK - I'll go do it! LOL

Just been busy doing bills and putting stuff away from our travels ... have to get ready to go to a retirement coffee at the DPW (my old work place) ... WI yesterday had me up 1 lb! Thats ok - I'll get rid of it soon. Hope all is having a great day. Now, off to start the Valentine Day Challenge ....

Love, CJ

PS: Sherry - you're too funny! I wasn't driving home - hubby was!

sweet tooth
01-04-2002, 02:32 PM
It's good to see that everyone has done so well over Christmas. Even the gains were not very much. Way to go everyone.

Jo - Move those #$%&*%$%&# chocolates. How do you ever expect to get through today with those sitting under your nose? If you do, you have more discipline than anybody here. LOL

CJ - Just 1 pound gain over Christmas. Not a bad showing for the holiday season. I just read your Valentine's Day Challenge and know that you can take 6 pounds off by then. It's over five weeks away, so just over 1 pound per week. I'm rootin' for ya.

Judy - 1 pound lost over Christmas. That's a new beginning to a new year. Keep it up this year and you will be down to where you want to be by this time next year. We're all here to support you and make sure you stay on track. Way to go.

Sherry - Doughnuts??? How can a principal bring doughnuts into the office? Order a fruit or vegetable tray for next time. LOL.

Hope everyone is having an OP week. Have to run. Hubby is waiting to go for lunch. It's vegetable garden soup (to eat) and then off to buy a new cook top for the kitchen that isn't finished yet.


01-05-2002, 01:22 AM

Well, it is time to get busy. I am gooing to start riding my cardio glide AGAIN! I am starting to feel out of breath sometimes. I haven't weighed myself yet ,but I will on Monday.

We had snow here! It actually shut down everything. We only got about 6 inches
:lol: It was nice not to have to go into work. You have to understand, that here in Ga, we don't get much of the white stuff. Sure did enjoy it though.

CJ: Congrats on the awards.:D You do a great job!

Well, have to go do some bills so I can mail them out in the moroing. Have a great Saturday. Mary Kay

01-05-2002, 08:44 AM
Good Morning Ladies:

Been on my diet now since the 2nd of January...that is only 3 days and the scale was good to me this morning! The last three days, I have been sticking to it, have been drinking 8 glasses plus of water everyday. Boy, but I tell you, I sure get up alot at night time. It's annoying, but oh well. I am on my way. Hopefully, I will stick to it. Lost 2 pounds so far.

MaryKay - I haven't started my exercising yet, but I will. I am on this role of major house cleaning all week, since I am not back in school yet. Saw all the snow on CNN down there in Atlanta. Please be careful when you are out driving MaryKay! :dizzy:

JO - You have done so well. Are you planning another trip to Vegas soon? My friends and I are going February 1st. We rescheduled for that date back in September when all that stuff was going on we cancelled.

JUDY - Good to see you back here. Sorry to hear about Doris. I am so proud of you Judy. You have come so far ((((JUDY)))!! I see that you figured out to get your picture up there. Maybe that I will work on it too!!

SHERRY - Sorry that you had a bad day!! Those doughnuts will always get you. I hate it when the nurses in work bring in doughnuts.....I love doughnuts.......don't I Sharon??? HAHAHA
Is your new floor being installed yet Sherry?

SHARON - Nice talking with you on the phone. I miss you Miss Sharon ((((hugs)))). I want everyone to know, that when Sharon came in for Christmas....she looks so good!!!!!! My daughters and sisters wonder why Sharon still wants to loose weight, that is how good she ooks. I am so proud of you Sharon!!!! Keep up the good work. I am glad that you had a good time with Tracy down in Florida. Hopefully soon......we will be down there to visit. Love you Sharon.

CJ - Happy belated birthday. Sorry that I missed it!! Congratulations again on your awards! Way to go CJ! :D

I am going to try and post more often. I miss coming here. Take care for now everyone!! Love you all.....


01-05-2002, 12:45 PM
Chrissy, you know I'm one of the 'computer stupid' crowd! I tried and tried until I was really frustrated to get my picture in as an avatar. Then good fortune smiled on me. I caught CJ online and cried on her shoulder, begged for her help, and she did it for me! Hail to our Queen! Thanks again, CJ.

Did I mention that it is too cold here to change out my windows? Well, guess what? Yesterday, the second coldest day of the year, they show up with my beautiful new windows. There are two huge windows in my house facing the front. One in the living room and one in my computer room. I'm sitting here right now, still in my pjs, right in front of the window for all the world to see!
I don't care who looks in, they're just as pretty from inside as they are from outside! HeHe The crew of men are supposed to be back on Monday to start tearing out the walls in the living room. Gonna be a real mess for a week or so! One I'm really looking forward to.

Everybody have a good weekend. See you again on Monday.

Hugs, Judy

01-05-2002, 09:50 PM
Hi Everyone!

Sorry, I got caught up in life and haven't been posting in the past few weeks. :(

Well, when I first started this board, I found out that I was pregnant again. But that was okay, because you can still work out and stay in shape while preggers! I have this ummm silly theory of mine that if you tell everyone before you reach 12 weeks that something bad will happen. Silly me. Around the 15th of December, about when I stopped posting, I thought something was wrong, but we had an ultrasound on the 17th and the tech didn't tell us anything except the baby was only 6 weeks 3 days rather then the 8 weeks we thought. No big deal, right? Well, what he didn't tell us was that the baby's heart rate was slower then it should have been. I stopped watching what I was eating around this time too--I was too self absorbed with what was going on to be concerned about my weight. (So I am back to the 152 I started at, but that's not such a big deal when I tell you the rest). Christmas Eve, I started thinking something was seriously wrong and the day after Christmas, I got in to see my doctor and just kinda laughed and said, "I'm paranoid, I know, but..."

Ladies, I wasn't paranoid. I was right all along. The baby's heartbeat had stopped the week before sometime after the ultrasound and he had stopped growing :( :( :( So we had a D&C on last Thursday and I'm okay, physically. Emotionally, I feel like I've been through the wringer.

Anyways, so that is where I have been, off in 'self-absorbed' land. Feel free to visit my angels website . It has pics of Mollie, my first who was murdered at 18 months, my Portia babah, who is my 2 year old terror we love every day, and a page for our Angel Baby who was here just long enough to let me know he was around and gone.

Sorry for a sad post, I dunno.

I went to the gym today and started working out again. I haven't done anything since mid December. I want to be 145 for my birthday on the 31st. I think I can do it, 7 pounds or so.

Right now, we are thinking of waiting another 2 years---because I need a couple HAPPY years in between everything that has happened before taking another chance again. I don't think I could handle MORE bad news! So that gives me the time I need to get to 132 where I wanted to be anyways before having another baby.

Hope you all had better holidays!

01-06-2002, 10:49 AM
Good Morning Ladies!!

MOTIVATED KITTEN: I am so very sorry about your loss of your unborn child this past Christmas time! ((Hugs)) I don't know you, but I feel like I just want to come to you and give you the biggest hug!! Your post got to me. My gosh, what you have been through. I visited your website on your daughter. It was really beautiful and touching! How tragic. What you and your family have gone through. You said that your daughter was murdered. It is just so awful to go through. My husband was murdered back in October 1999. I won't go thru the details, but it was just awful. My heart goes out to you. May God bless you. Please keep your chin up, things can only get better. Easy words to say. The loss of a child is so hard. ((((HUGS))))

I went to the gym yesterday and walked on the treadmill for 25 minutes and did the weight machines. Just keep plugging away.

It is snowing and is really looking beautiful outside. So nice.

This will be a short post. Just wanted to post to Kitten this morning. Hope that you all have a wonderful Sunday!

Love, Chrissy

01-06-2002, 10:21 PM
Hi everyone and hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday and a great New Year as well.

Well now that the holidays are over we are getting down to business with our weight loss. It is a new year and a fresh start for all of us. No matter what we did last year, let's just wipe the slate clean.

I hope I didn't gain too much weight during the holiday. I did really good for Christmas when I went to Michigan to be with my Dad. But I don't know about when I went to see my Air Force daughter Tracy in Florida. Hopefully when I get weighed on Monday it will not be too bad. All I can do is wait and see. I have been really working this week on everything and am tired of having a big gain each and every holiday, it takes me forever just to get back to where I was before the holidays rolled around. We'll see I guess.

Tricia-I am so sorry about your dear baby Mollie. I went to you web page and read, it was beautifully done and it really was a tear jerker. Thanks so much for sharing. I know it hasn't been easy for you at all and I am also sorry about your other baby as well. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am Chrissy's sister in law and it was my dear brother, Rick that was murdered during a robbery a couple of years ago and not a day goes by without some thoughts of him. We are here for you too.

Mary Kay-Yes I was in Atlanta once when it snowed and they shut down the whole darn town. LOL They even shut the airport down as well. Couldn't get a flight till the next day. They just can't handle it and they don't even have the equiptment to plow it either. So they have to close the town down. LOL Well I am glad you enjoyed your time off from work, it's fun having a snow day isn't it?

Judy-Glad you are loving your new windows, they sure are worth all the mess arn't they? Hey that is good that you are giving a show for all to see. You probally make someones day. I wouldn't care who saw either if I had a great new big picture window too. Live a little I always say. LOL

Peggy-Hey 3/4 of a pound for the holidays is pretty good actually. That will be off before you even know it.

Jo-Only 20 lbs to go???? My gosh are you ever doing great girlfriend. I know things will be looking up with the way you have been doing on your program. YOU GO GIRL!

KimV-So sorry about all the fighting going on with your families, gee you would think during the holidays that the spirit of Christmas would take over and that would be the one time everyone would have peace on earth and get along. Glad Hannah had such a wonderful Christmas too.

Chrissy-Hey sister in law, you don't like donuts, but my husband Ken does as you well know. LOL If you loved them you wouldn't have given them up to him way back when, when we were young, single and foolish. HA HA HA HA Oh my gosh, I still have to laugh everytime I pass a donut place.

Sherry-Hi Sher-Bear, got your email and wanted to let you know I will send one back to you soon. I have been working at H & R Block all weekend so will answer soon, I promise. Oh is that all the donuts you ate? Man I could eat 3 of them with NO PROBLEM at all. You know you just have to try one of each, otherwise it would unfair to the rest of them. LOL Good for you for throwing all your sweet tea down the drain. Did I tell you that when we were in Florida visiting Tracy, I had soooooo much sweet tea it wasn't funny. I just can't resist it is that good. But than I always pay the price too. LOL Than all the way home whenever we stopped on the way back to Indiana, thru Florida, Alabama, Tennesee and finally Kentucky, sweet tea here and sweet tea there. LOL I surprised I'm not turning into a glass of sweet tea. HA HA HA I should be mad at you southern states, but I just can't find it in my heart to get mad about some wonderful sweet tea that is sooooooooo good it should be illegal. LOL

I started back at H & R Block once again, as a receptionist for the 5th year in a row and will wonders never cease, it turns out my good buddy girlfriend, who has been a receptionist with me for the past 5 years also is the office cooridinator and running the place and my boss lady. How cool is that? So I worked with her tonight and it is sooooo slow so of course we had to shop didn't we? So since the mall is where we are that is what we did. LOL Hey she made me shop and I can't go against the boss now can I? I don't want to get fired after all. Tommorow the other good buddy receptionist, Amy who we have all worked together for the past 5 years is working as well. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm wonder how we can all go shopping at the same time and the heck with the phones. LOL Maybe the tax preparers can answer them, they arn't doing nothing but just sitting there waiting for customers, who never come in. LOL

Take care everyone and love each and every one of you's. Have a great Sunday evening and make it count.

Love ya, Sassy

01-06-2002, 11:30 PM
Hi Ya'll......:wave:

I'm so tired:( So I'll do my best to make this make sense!! :lol:
I worked 10 hours today at the Titans game. I feel like I have been beat.Today was the last game and everyone was so sad.

Good news though........ (I have to BRAG!!) I was one of the 6 people selected to go work the "Super Bowl" in New Orleans in Feb.!!!! I am so excited!! Security will be so tight.I will be filling out LOTS of papers the next two weeks by the FBI. I'll be gone for 4 days (I took personals days off at my School..(work) no problem there!!) Can you imagine what this house will look like when I get back with having a hubby & 3 teenage boys!!??? LOL

I have been On Plan for 4 days now!!!:) And even walking daily too!!! I'm hoping to lose some of this 182 lbs. before I go to work Superbowl!!

Motivated Kitten~~~~ I read your post then went to your web site.I cried my eyes out.I will never be able to imagine how you felt or feel. Mollie is truly an Angel. I know that she is in Heaven's Garden smiling that beautiful smile of hers.She's watching over you now so you must be strong.Also be strong for precious Portia. I hope that each day becomes a little easier for you.Please know that I'm thinking about you.I don't really know what else to say except, God Bless You Sweetheart and I wished I was there to hug you.:angel:

Sharon~~~~ I was so excited when I saw your post! Also your e-mail. Call me next time you run through Nashville and we will meet!!! Isn't that wild that you were that close to me and we didn't know it!!!!??? Just talking about that SWEET TEA made me want some!!! But I was strong and I'm drinking Crystal Light!!

Mary Kay~~~~ Well it looks like Nashville missed the snow again!!! I was ready to have a day off!! Hope you're enjoying it! I'm so jealous!!

Jo~~~~ WOW....You Go Girl!! That 20 lbs. will be gone soon FOREVER!!!! I'm so envious! Now when you get to your goal, don't leave us!! We'll need you to keep motivating us!!!

Kim~~~~ Did you,hubby & Hannah get over the sickness? Hope you're all doing well now.Next Christmas...Stay home,enjoy Hannah and let the family members come visit ya'll!!!

Judy~~~~ Congrats on the new window!! I bet it is so pretty. long did it take you to get it? LOL...just had to ask because I'm still waiting to go to Home Depot & get my CHRISTMAS FLOOR!!!! LOL!!

Peggy~~~~ I'm so proud of you for loosing & not gaining over the Holidays!! You deserve a gold star!!:) I wished I had your willpower!! But you know what? I'm getting stronger everyday and I'm starting to turn food down that I truly don't want hanging on my HIPS!!

Chrissy~~~~ Why is EVERYONE getting that snow but us?????? They say that sledding is great exercise!! Go play out in it tomorrow & have fun!! Oh...and bring it this way!!!!

CJ~~~~ How are you girlfriend? I don't have anything to "bug" you about tonight!!! LOL!! I'm so tired I'm sure I'll think of something by tomorrow night!!! LMAO!! I sent you "The Piano Man"....I know that it's sort of ugly but I couldn't help but laugh!! My hubby wanted to know why I had to play it 5 times in a row!!! LMAO!!! Oh and by the way...I had a B/Day too in December!! So see....You're not the only one that everyone forgot about!! hubby remembered at 8:00 that NIGHT!

I was going to try to post to EVERYONE tonight but my eyes are crossing....I'm about to fall out!! I'm going to end here and go to bed early.

Love to All...
Sherry (Sher-Bear):cool:

01-07-2002, 11:46 AM
Tricia, I'm so sorry to read your sad news. My heart goes out to you. Your website is beautiful. {{{TRICIA}}}

Sherry, don't be too envious of me. I've been at this plateau for months and months now. I "STILL" need to lose 20 lbs. Been at this mark FOREVER!!! :mad: Everyone says the last 10 are the hardest! I'm scared! :eek:

Chrissy, nope, no plans to go back to Vegas any time soon. Have a great time with your friends. And don't worry. I left you plenty of money there!

Well girls, I weighed in on Saturday morning with a 0.2 lb. loss. I guess I should be glad it's going in the right direction but I couldn't help be disappointed. I have to admit that I didn't get on the treadmill at all on Saturday but I did get exercise. Shopping!!! Rich and I went to a surplus place to look at windows and kitchen cabinets and it was near a huge factory outlet mall. Lots and lots of walking. And lots of spending too. There was a Lee Jeans outlet and I bought 5 pairs of Lee jeans for $45. Some are (I must admit :^: ) still a little tight but I'll get into them hopefully soon.

It's been snowing here since yesterday afternoon. Started as rain, turned to snow and ice, etc. You all know how much I love :rolleyes: the snow, don't you? Rich drove in today and I tried to keep from clutching the dashboard and/or door handle. I'm sitting here watching it fall. I am NOT a happy camper.

Have to go now. Reviews are coming up soon and I don't want the boss catching me "slacking off". Guess I'd better go earn my money.

Much love to you all.

01-07-2002, 11:50 AM
Surprise, surprise! It's Monday morning, and here I am, just like I said I would be!

The construction crew showed up at 8AM and started tearing my living room asunder. It sure is a mess right now, but I'm all excited about what the finished product will look like. Can't wait!

I have been sooooo good all weekend. When I stepped on the scale this morning I shouted out a big WHOOHOO! Down 4 lbs. already! CJ, that makes me 259! I'm on my way!

Of course, I've been on my way so many times in the past 3 years, I can't help but be a little sceptical (sp?). Okay Everyone, where's my daily buttkick? I'm depending on you guys to keep me modivated!

See you all tomorrow.

Hugs, Judy

sweet tooth
01-07-2002, 01:59 PM
Well, it's another week and back to work I go. Have a new director starting this morning, but haven't met him yet. Hopefully, he will be a bit more progressive than the last one. I'm hoping, anyway.

It has been a good start to the week in the weight loss, also. I just got back from WI and lost 2.5 pounds since last Wednesday when I weighed in. Can't quite break that 140 pound mark, but I'm sure it will be there by next week.

Tricia - I am so sorry to hear about your loss over the holidays. I read your website. What a beautiful tribute to your daughter. She certainly was one of God's special angels.

MK - Had to laugh at your description of the snow putting everything to a stop. Where I live, about the only thing that we wait for are the snow plows to clear the roads for the school buses. That means, at the very worst, we might be an hour late for work... Hope the weather is improving and that things get back to normal.

Chrissy - Congrats on the 2 pounds. What an accomplishment in such a short time. Keep up the great work.

Sherry - What a great opportunity to go to the Superbowl. You deserve the reward. Here's hoping that you can lose some of the weight before you go. I'll be thinking of you when I'm watching on tv.

Jo - Good to hear that you have lost. Even though it is small, it is still a loss. String a few of them together and you will have 20 pounds in no time. Keep up the great work and don't let the small number be discouraging.

Judy - Isn't it nice to have some of the work done already. Just think, in two weeks, you will have a brand new living room. We are still working on renovations and are in a terrible mess. This past weekend we got the plumbing done for our jacuzzi and I finished the grouting on the tile. Still need to wire, refinish cupboards, lay the floor tile, replace bathroom sink taps, finish the laundry shoot, complete the closet... I think I'll go have a nap.

Hope everyone is doing well and here's to a great week.


01-08-2002, 09:41 AM
... and it's got nothing to do with my weight.

I was supposed to go out for a guy at work's birthday luncheon yesterday and couldn't because the other "phone girl" called in sick. Was going to go to another one today and just found out that she called in again! So I keep changing my plans and "working around" other people. What about me!?!?!?! :mad: :mad: :mad: I CANNOT WAIT FOR MY REVIEW THIS YEAR SO I CAN TELL MY BOSS THAT SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE AROUND HERE!!!!! We used to have 3 people covering phones but one girl is the witch queen's little princess so she doesn't have to help out any more. Guess she's afraid she might break a nail or something. So I'm trying to find a way to "politely" ask the boss just who's in charge around here anyway.

Whew! Sorry. Just had to vent. Have to go now and tell the people I was going to lunch with that I can't go now. I tell you. This is NOT a good way to lose weight!! :mad:


01-08-2002, 11:23 AM
I guess I am also one of the original gals here that seemed to be missing in action...LOl I have no real excuse for not posting here, I had read some of the posts when time permitted though so I didn't feel completely gone. Although having my husband home all the time does seem to change my daily habits!!!!LOL He took a buyout at work so is retired now.
Well I think I need you gals. I haven't gotten on a scale in many months as I got very cocky and thought since I met my goal so long ago and kept at the same weight I felt no need to. But THEN.......I noticed my pants were getting a little tight and really thought the dryer did it. Well to my surprise, I have gained 6 pounds and really need to get them off. I guess when I stopped journaling and just started eating junk that I usually didn't the pounds came on. I also hadn't been going to the gym as often with the holidays. So now I belong back here to get the support and shed the pounds. I plan to start today with journaling and maybe get back to W W although I am still under goal by a few pounds I wonder if they will let me back?????I will call and find out. I am a lifetimer so I think maybe they will even though I haven't been there in over a year.

Judy....Great job on the weight loss. A little here and a little there adds up quick. You can do it. Bet your house is going to look so nice when it is all done. It's the initial mess that is the bother.

Motivated Kitten....My prayers to you and your family on the loss of your unborn baby. The website is beautiful and it really makes one think about how fortunate we are to have our children no matter what their age. I am so very sorry for you and will keep you in my prayers. Our daughter that is expecting in July is 37 and I have some worries about that, but she seems to feel like it is all fine. She was on the pill and got pregnant so I hope that doesn't have any effect on the baby. By the way, I think if I read correctly, you are from Vegas. That is where we are going to relocate. We looked at places in a burb called Summerlin. Do you know the area? What area are you in?

Jo....You just wait a few weeks and those jeans you bought at such a good deal will fit you like a glove. You can do it Jo. Good Luck on your review.

Sharon....Glad to hear you are back at H&R this year. I don't think they could survive without you now. LOL Soon you will be saying how busy it is and not how slow it is there. It was so nice that you were ablee to share in Tracy's celebration.

Chrissy.....Way to go girl on the 2 pound loss. Glad to see you are back at the gym too. I need to get back there more often. Just haven't had time it seems.

Swet tooth....Great job on the 2.5 loss. You just keep trying and you will break that 140 real soon.I have faith in you.

Sherry......CONGRATS to you on being able to go to the Superbowl. That will be fun I am sure even if you have to work it.

C.J......Belated birthday wishes to you. I will have to email you with my new "gained" stats.

So off I go to the gym. Need to get back in the swing of things.
I will return!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

01-08-2002, 12:47 PM
Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for the kind words. They really mean a lot to me now--you are the bestest.

Yes, Sandi, I know Summerlin pretty well although I don't live there LOL. I live up near Nellis Air Force Base which is NorthEast, my Christopher, bf, lives out in Summerlin which is NorthWest and I work in the SouthWest of town. Unfortunately, I know this town better then I want to! Vegas is okay, I guess, but not like most people think. When you live somewhere, it isn't glamorous, it's just home,.

Jo, I know the feeling of getting screwed over at work all too well. The other day, I was stuck as the only receptionist (I can do both receptionist and tech jobs, so I do whatever is needed in a pinch) because the OFFICE MANAGER was off that day and didn't feel like calling anyone in or getting her lazy butt in. So I got to run around like a chicken with my head cut off on a busy Saturday at a vet hospital. Yay. I got them though! Yesterday, I played hooky and didn't even feel guilty about it:devil: Bad me, yeah, but me and Chris needed some 'fun time' since the holidays and losing the baby. It was good for us :)

Great job, SweetTooth! OMGosh, I am so proud of you! You are going straight for the gold with the weight loss. I am trying so hard to get the 2 pounds loss going, but I do 1/2 a pound here and a pound there.

Well, today is Day 4 straight at the gym for me. No more 3 times a week, I am doing it every day my schedule permits which is 5 times a week, Thursday and Friday off because those are my 10 hour work days and with a 2 hour commute, total, back and forth, I just never would get into the gym. I am back around 151.5, but that's down from around 154-155 which I was floating around by the end of December. Still 2 pounds over where I was when I was keeping an eye on things and exercising. Anyways, my MINI GOAL is 145 by my birthday, January 31st. So I NEED 2 pounds a week, about, I think. LOL.

Great to be back :)

01-09-2002, 05:13 PM
DESSERTS!!! I'm sorry to say that I'm so stressed out here at work that I'm resorting to my old habits. The biggest one: stress eating!!! :( I can't help myself. I'm feeling guilty and mad at my own weaknesses.

Last night I got on my treadmill to work off some frustration and had just gotten it up to 3.5 MPH and had done a little over half a mile when the thing just stopped. Darn near killed me! I was so upset. I thought it was a goner. Checked all the cables and the outlet but nothing seemed to fix it. When Rich came home from running his errands, I was practically in tears.

So he took a look. Saw a little button marked "reset" and voila! Jo's walking again!! I was so happy and hugging him and really crying. He thinks I'm nuts. Maybe I am???

Now as I sit here, again the only person doing any work it seems, I'm torn between wanting to get on it and walk for miles and wanting to eat until I explode. Oh, I hope I can make the right decision. I have a meeting at the VFW at 7:00 and it's promising to be a long one. Just hope I get home in time to climb on and walk off some of this @#*%! stress!!!!

Time to seriously start thinking about taking a vacation "just because" day............. :dizzy:

Sorry for venting again. I'm just trying to keep my hands busy and keep from wandering down to the "food area" of the department. Rumor has it there's fudge down there....

Love you guys!

sweet tooth
01-09-2002, 10:34 PM
Hi everyone.

It seems like it is a real down week for included. Thiings seems to go well in one area, then fall apart in others. Work has been trying this week at the best, then my hard drive crashed today and I may lose all my 'stuff.' Will know more tomorrow morning when the computing department tries to fix.

Trica: It's so good to hear from you. It's really hard when you are being taken advantage of at work. If employers would only realize that, if they treat good employees well all the time, loyalty and motivation stay high. They often can't see that because they think that to do that, it costs money and they are often looking at the bottom line as the indicator of their company's success. Unfortunately, most don't realize that training new employees when the good ones leave is more expensive than what it might cost to treat the good ones well when they are already there. Often there is no monetary cost involved at all, only treating people with consideration and respect. Must be a dog or cat to cuddle somewhere there. LOL

Jo: You, too. What a bummer at work. Don't let it get you down, and whatever you do, don't resort to old eating habits. Remember how far you have don't want to go back there. I think you are smart to take some of the frustration out at the treadmill. Keep that up and you will get through this time without any weight gain. I know that is easier said than done but hang in there. Just manage todays.

Sandi - Nice to hear from you again. I have looked at CJ's website and noticed your bio and pic (nice one, too), but not heard from you since I joined this list. Nice to have you back.

Hope everyone has a good 'rest of the week.' Things just can't get any worse.


01-09-2002, 10:51 PM
Howdy Ya'll......:wave:

Wow.....what a rough 2 days this has been!! The other lady who works in the office with me has been out sick. I've had to do it all!! The Principal has been there but she isn't much help when it comes to doing our jobs.

We have ANOTHER outbreak at our School with head lice! I'm so tired of looking through heads & calling Parents.:( Yesterday we sent home 12 kids.Today 18! One Mom on the phone said ..." Well, How did "MY" child get head lice????!!!" She was so mad! I wanted to say...."Well we keep the "critters" in a jar and draw names, Today was Brittney's lucky day!" Gosh, wouldn't it be nice to say what we think!! LOL!!!

JO~~~~ Stress, Stress....STRESS!! It will make ya crazy huh?????!!!!! Try to take a dip breath & relax.You've had a lot on you lately at work so try not to let it get the best of you hon! Try & look at it this way......What size were you a year ago? Two years ago? You've came so far so don't get depressed!! Be Happy & Stay Strong!!:) {{{{{ Jo }}}}}} (I felt like you needed a big hug!!)

Motivated Kitten~~~~ I'm glad that you took yesterday off & spent time with Chris.You deserved it!!:) I've always said that I was going to Vegas one day!! Hopefully I'll make it!

Sandi~~~~ I remember you! Do you remember me? I used to post here but kinda slacked off but I'm back!! Yep...know what you mean about the tight pants! I have red marks around my waist when I take mine off!! LOL!! The good thing is you're back! Good luck & let's all motivate one another!!:)

I was going to post a LONG 'un....but hubby wants the puter to play a game.Guess I'll get things ready for work tomorrow.

CJ & Sharon......WHERE ARE YA'LL???????????????

More later....
Sherry (Sher-Bear):cool:

01-12-2002, 11:54 PM
Hello everyone! The snow has all gone.:o That will probably be all we get this year. I did make a snow angel.:D Someone asked me how I got down to make one. I said: The same as anyone else, I fell down and crawled back up:lol: It was fun!

My son turned 21 today. He is out celebrating! He will be sorry tomarrow:o

Well, I wieghed last week and still weigh 255. I need to get busy AGAIN and get past this 250 mark. I will do it.

I have to go to the gyn doc on the 23. I don't like going. I had to put it off the last few months so it has been over a year since I have been. They want you to make your appt. 8 weeks in advace and it is hard to out think your period or the doc is not going to be in his office during the right time. I guess I should be happy this only comes up once a year:)

Does anyone else suffer from reflux? I take generic zantac everyday. They say not to over eat or lay down for about 3 hours after you eat. They DON"T say what to do if you fall asleep sitting straight up. I said something to the doc last time I was there, but I was sick at the time so he didn't say anything but that was unusal. He put me on the med. and never did any testing to make sure there is nothing else wrong. I think when I go back for my check up I am going to ask him to check the esaphagus to make sure something more serious isn't wrong.
I do know losing weight might make it a little better, but I have met some really skinny people like size 3 or so that have the same problem.

Well, guess I will go for now. Take care everyone. Mary Kay

01-13-2002, 01:57 AM

Don't post here ... please go to #72. Thank You


01-13-2002, 02:06 AM
Mary Kay,

Has everyone left us???!!! :lol: I wanted to respond to your post about reflux.

I had surgery last June.I have reflux too.My hospital stay was 6 days!! Over a 6 year period, I was eating tums or rolaids constantly.When I got up to 6 rolls per day, I promised my hubby that I would go to the Dr. She gave me precription medicine (Prilasac...sp) and after 4 months of taking it, I was STILL eating tums or rolaids. When I went back to the Dr. she wanted me to have the Upper GI done, which showed I did have GERD.After that, I had the tube ran up the nose & down the throat (forgot what it's called) And had the scope ran.They said I had to have surgery because I had so many ulcers in my esophagus. When they did surgery, they found that those ulcers were slow growing cancer cells.They removed all 12 of those,part of my stomach & part of my esophagus.

Today,I'm fine.I no longer have heartburn.The only drawbacks from surgery is diaheria once a day, and some foods I have trouble swallowing. If I eat too fast I have hic-ups very bad.(Too much air gets in). Other then these minor things.....No problems!

I'm telling you all this because if I would have waited 6 months longer, those ulcers would have turned to cancer. I cringe every time I hear someone say they have reflux and haven't been to the Doctor.People really don't realize how serious it could be. PLEASE tell your Dr. about it when you go!! If you want to ask me anything, please feel free to. Let me know what he said...ok?

Sorry this post is long & only to Mary Kay.I'm tired but will post again tomorrow.

Goodnight...and Hugs,
Sherry (Sher-Bear):cool:

01-13-2002, 02:12 AM
SORRY CJ........I was posting while you were making a new thread!!!!!