30-Somethings - *~*~week of 13th January~*~*

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01-13-2002, 12:21 PM
Afternoon Ladies

Well I wouldn't normally start off on a negative, but there are a few of you out there (and you know who you are :nono: ) who doubted that I could post something that was thought provoking and inspirational. I am deeply hurt and the only way to console myself is to eat paprika pringles. Paprika pringles love you, they take you at your word, they don't doubt you and they stay with you forever (on your hips, thighs, bum, boobs...........)

Pyria hope you are okay, not sure if I have been skimming too much, but don't think you've been around lately.
LBH just read about the 'clean' apartment. No one can clean to your own standards - hope everything is going well and the weather stays fine for you. I've just re-read the last thread and I can't belive you called me a crackhead!!!!!!!!!!!!
RR pretending to be me :nono: that will never do. :D
Backfor 2002 congrats on the loss and your hubby too - I'm jealous, but in a nice way. Hope Vegas is good for you.
Tech slow and steady wins the race. Based on your plan you were 3 days OP (even if you were over :s: I know what you mean) I say do whatever works for you.
elisa my post was soooooooooo awe inspiring, but I guess no one was really ready for it, hence my long term memorary recall mode will not allow this particular infinite gem of information to reappear (and once you understand that, please explain it to me :lol: )
Rabbit did you bin the chocolate? I don't appear to have the "one serving" gene - if anyone has a spare one they are willing to donate.........

Well I am sure I have missed some, apologies, but much :love:

Take care and lets see if we can do four pages again this week.

Oh, and good luck with the weight losses, gains :s: and the maintains.

nms here
01-13-2002, 01:33 PM
[Hello Ladies ~~

I can't believe I haven't checked in. It has been almost a week. My DH and I have been under the weather with colds. It's nice to be better :)

I weighed myself this a.m. I have gained back the weight I lost last week. Then again I have drank enough juices, 7-UP, ect this week so I should not be surprised. The milkshake didn't help either:p It's nice to be back on track. I don't think I'll make my V.D. Goal now..... time will tell! I will be working hard and tracking those points closely!

Hope everyone is doing well - I will have to go back to last weeks thread and catch up on my reading - ha ha!

Take Care and I'll check in this evening.... Nona :)

01-13-2002, 06:53 PM
Hey there....I was just about to pay money to "lose weight online" and I stumbled across this site...Thank god...I went from a size 22 to 18 about 2 1/2 years ago but have begun recently to gain weight and find my clothes becoming a bit binding! Ouch. I would ultimately like to get down to a 10/12. I refuse to stand on a scale but know that i am prob @ 220lbs. Double ouch.

I know that I am the only one who can lose the weight but I need support...my skinny friends just cannot relate! I love to exercise and be outdoors but since the weather has turned to **** here in SF I find my only social activities revolve around food and drinks and more food! Hey I love to eat and live in one of the best restaurant cities in the world, so sue me.

Lastly I have a 1st date this week with a very clean cut, successful, adorable man (not my usual type....I typically have a two tattoo minimum for all potential beaus) who I met at a friends party and am feeling very nervous about it because I feel awfully chubby and insecure about my looks. I am a cute gal with a fun personality but am worried that when this guy met me he did not realize how large my behind is! I am a stress case and my Paxil just isn't cutting the mustard.

Help! Well anyway...I look forward to posting here and getting to know all of you. I will post my a reply to your bios and give you the lowdown.

01-13-2002, 09:26 PM
Hello folks!!!
Well,happy(but sad) to say, I have lost 7lbs since last week and can fit back into the pre prego pants..Can't wait to bust out of these again soon!!!!:D Feeling much better!!!Going to the gym starting tomorrow..want to lose about 10lbs before trying the baby making skills again in March.......

BFB--Hey!! I thought I did pretty darn good as U!!!! :lol: :s: I may have to try it again soon!!!!

Kelso-Welcome to the bunch of wonderful 30somethings!!!We are supportive of each others efforts and always willing to give advice(even if U dont ask for it!!!*L*)Good Luck with the date!!Do like 3 of us did, met guys online and all got married in 2001!!My friends here even helped me when I was dating guys from online by giving me advice!!I agree on the tatoo limit!!!

Kathy-Welcome also!!!

To anyone else lurking and reading, UR welcome to post!!

Lauren-U R earning the excercise points this weekend!!!!Good luck on completion of move and clean up!!!!!

Take care, off to spend some quality time with DH!!!!!!!

01-13-2002, 09:46 PM
Welcome new ones!!!

We were so lazy today - I don't think anyone had breakfast before 1:00 p.m.!!! We did go to Henning Conservation Land and went for a long hike. Took the pup - that was her longest walk yet in her short little life. Alex finally 'liked' her today and even held the leash. It was nice to not hear him scream bloody murder whenever she is close. Levi is apparently the "only dog he ever loved" Alex is 4!! He even said, "when this dog dies, we can get another golden retriever". I still can't tell if Ginger is Collie mixed with chow or Collie mixed with husky/malimute. I've been looking on petfinder.com at dogs in those mixes and just get more confused.

Came home, had a big dinner (hungry from the hike) and now Kenny and the boys went to the store for icecream. Hmmmm, we seem to be undoing the good of our hike. I promise I won't eat much icecream, o.k.??

215/173 current/169 VD goal/155 drivers license goal

exercise: 9

01-13-2002, 09:49 PM
Hi everyone,

I posted my intro on this board already. Am ready to start to lose this pregnancy weight tomorrow.

I have 20 pounds to lose to get to my pre pregnancy size before I had my first daughter who is now 27 months old. My second daughter is now 15 months old so I am no longer able to use the excuse "I just had a baby".

Well I hope when I check in next week it will be with promising results.

looking forward to getting to know everyone.

01-15-2002, 09:56 AM
HI all,
:) A lot of posts happen in a few days (or a week). :)

Welcome Kandi and Kelso! :)

I am home sick for the second day in a row. It is a throat thing. Went to the doctor yesterday.

I lost 1.6 at my weigh in this week. I was happy with that. I really did try.

I read the posts but it is hard to remember all the details.

LBH, congrats on moving in! :)

BFB, you are funny. :) You are very thought provoking.. I spent much to much time thinking about Bart's "bum!"

Nanci, congrats on the loss!

I hope you are all doing well and having a nice day. I'll check in again later. :)

dani :)
mileage 7

01-15-2002, 10:02 AM
Well I posted my progress on the goal thread but I'm so happy I have to share that I lost 2 lbs this week. It's great because this really was the first full week I've stayed (mostly) OP since the holidays. I need to exercise more which I'm trying to work on but the food's been good, thanks to lots of planning.

BFB - do you know my mother because you're great at making me feel guilty!! (you know we always seem to be online at the same time - morning here, afternoon there, maybe we're connected in some way?)

Dani - congrats on the loss and I hope you're feeling better soon.

Vicki - glad your're feeling better and I hope you take it easy with the excercise but good luck with the weight loss.

Lauren - how's the house?? It sounds like it's coming along. I can't weight to move I think I'm so ready even though moving is ****!! (can I say **** here??)

Welcome to all the new people!! Come by anytime and say hi!


01-15-2002, 01:59 PM
HI all! I am back from my trip. I had forgotten how much I love New York! Had a super time - really enjoyed it. I'm thinking I didn't do too awful eating - ordered pretty well most of the time - and did a lot of walking. Maybe I'll maintain this week?? Speaking of which, I lost 2.5 at my weigh in Thursday night!!:)

Jul - yeah on handling the waffles well and congrats on wearing the jeans!!

Tech - congrats on rejoining WW!

Nanci - hope your trip goes well! Hooray Hooray on the 4.8 lost!! :eek:

Lauren - Yeah on the moving! funny cat story.:lol:

RR - so glad to hear you are feeling good.:)

Elisa - I'm here! Was just gone for a few days. Congrats on your 2 lb loss!!:cool:

Nona - you still have almost a month until Valentines Day - maybe you can make it?

Kelso - Welcome!! SF - what a neat place to live! Good luck on the date.

Kandie - Welcome!! I'll bet those babies keep you busy - how fun!

Happy - congrats on your loss!!

well, I had better run - lots of laundry and catching up to do.


01-16-2002, 09:05 AM
What more can I say.....

01-16-2002, 01:24 PM
Hi All,

Man, I have been busy!! Can't believe I stayed away from here for soo long...what has it been, 2 days or so?! :lol:

DH rented a U-Haul and my BIL came over and helped him load it up with all the furniture and some boxes, and they got it all moved over...only took a few hours. The old apartment is a disaster area. I knew we had a lot of crap, but man, it comes out of the woodwork when you have to pull it all apart!! UGH... My cat is a spaz...he ran all over the new apartment meowing checking everything out. I was soo mad at him because he pooped in his carrier on the ride over!! :mad: At least he didn't get it all over. It was really nice sleeping in the new place last night. It was soo quiet, DH had trouble falling asleep!! I can sleep anywhere, anytime, if I'm tired enough. My body is aching though. Have been sitting at my desk all AM, got up to go make a couple copies and i was like, Ahh, gotta do that slowly and make sure I streeeetch first...like a cat waking up from a nap!! :lol:

Pretty busy here at work today, have lots to catch up on after being out yesterday! Have a good one!

01-16-2002, 01:46 PM
I'm a little nervous about that weigh in tomorrow night - hope I didn't gain back what I lost last week!:( Traveling is hard on the old weight loss plan.

Forgot to update my mileage yesterday - I'm at 35.05 miles.:)

Lauren - good luck getting everything situated at the new place!

Later all!


nms here
01-16-2002, 03:38 PM
Hi All ~

It's going pretty well this week. Wish I was getting more exercise in, but thats what my weekends are for - right?! ha! I work with 4 1st grade classes so you would think I already do get enough exercise.... I don't think it's ever enough! LOL!

Glad to see everyone posting - I plan on showing my face here more often. I'm gone pretty much most of the day, so I will probably post in the evening hours. :)

Rabbit ~ I enjoy seeing your stats on walking. Keep at it!

Elisa ~ Congrats on the loss! ;) WTG!

Welcome to all the newbies....

Lighter ~~ Nona

01-16-2002, 05:55 PM
Hello again!!!!
Lauren-glad the move went ok!!!

Well, day 3 of excercise!!!Trying to make it a pattern!!!!Doing good today..yesterday...blah day:(
Have a great one!!!

Backfor 2002
01-16-2002, 08:10 PM
Hi all,
I am back from Las Vegas. Much lighter in the pocket book. I could not win a thing!
The work part was very busy. The fun parts kept us up way too late! I played blackjack at the same table as Anne Hesche. The B52's played at our final event.
I really have to brag and tell you all how well I did while I was there. I am so proud of myself. I stayed within my point s except for one day (unless I can convince myself that wine is a fruit) I journaled everything and I will be ok on the day I was over points due to what I had banked. I am hoping that the wine points don't play havoc at WW tomorrow night. Whatever happens I am going to consider it a win. This is way better than I would have been.

Welcome to Kelso & Kathy it is great to have you here.

BFB, What are paprika pringles? From the sounds of it I probably should not know.

Nona, I am glad you are feeling better!

RR, It is good to see that you are feeling better as well!

Jul, That ice cream sounds good!

Dani, I am sorry that you have been sick.

Lauren, It sounds like you are getting settled in. I am sure you are loving it.

Elisa, Great job on those 2 lbs!

Rabbit, Glad you had a great time in NY. Let's keep our fingers crossed for each other tomorrow at WW.

I am exhausted and need to go take a nap. I did not make it to bed until 3:30 and had to be up at 6:00 to get to the airport. I am thinking that I forgot I was not 21 any longer.

Do any of you have problems with panic attacks? I use to get them frequently a few years ago. They are awful. Well I had a severe one on the plane today. This is the 2nd one I have had since Thanksgiving. I thought I was going to die right then and there. If anyone knows any tricks to getting them to stop please let me know.

Take care everyone! It is off to the couch for me!

01-17-2002, 10:22 AM
Hi All,

Not much going on here, just thought I'd check in. I'm kind of busy at work, catch up stuff, but that's good. Went food shopping last night and didn't do very good on my choices. Will have to be very careful now that it's in the house. DH wanted cake or cookies, some kind of dessert food, which is not like him, he's more of an italian ice dessert kind of guy. I was gonna get a sugar free chocolate cake, but DH hates it when I get stuff like that, he doesn't like the aftertaste, so I ended up with a choc. pudding cake. It was good, and 5 pts./per 1/5 of cake. It was one of those small round bundt style ones the supermarkets always have. I also bought some cookies, did not figure out the pts. yet for them. I don't know why I made such bad choices, it was after dinner. I bought some cans of chef boy r dee stuff too...bad. Oh well, I'll just have to make sure I plan my pts. to allow for them.

Nanci- Glad you did good in LV...don't worry about the wine, even if it does get you, at least the rest of the time you were good...even banking!! :D

RR- Glad the exercise is going good! Just don't push yourself too much, make sure you go gradually!

Nona- Are you a teacher? That's a lot of 6 yr. olds to deal with!! :eek: God bless you!! Maybe a nice stress reducing walk after work, or after dinner?

Rabbit- Good luck at WI tonight...and congrats on last week's loss!! :D DH asked me last night if we could get a garbage disposal... :devil: He's soo mean!!

Elisa- Congrats on the loss and being OP!! :D Well, if you can't say **** here, I guess you're in trouble...you said it twice!! ;) Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah!! (teasing)

Dani- Hope your'e feeling better! Congrats on the loss!! Do you use IE or Netscape? Can't you scroll down when you're posting and see the thread?? I know you can't do it when you edit a post, but you should be able to do it if you're posting a new reply.

Hi to anyone I missed, or who's lurking!! :D

01-17-2002, 01:38 PM

I don't know how my weigh in will be tonight, but either way, I'm okay with it. I don't think I did too awful for being in NY and I am back on track.:)

Nona - thanks. I didn't want to bore anyone with my mileage, but it helps me to track it.:D

RR - remember to take it easy! You have to take care of you.:)

Nanci - WOW! I'm impressed with how well you did in Vegas - definitely a win no matter what the scale says (and it should show a loss!). That 4.8 loss last week was inspiration I'm sure. Sorry about the panic attacks.

Lauren - oh that dh is a riot!

hello to everyone else!


Backfor 2002
01-18-2002, 01:39 AM
Hi everyone!

Well ww went very well. I was down 1.4 which puts me at 6.2 since starting back. DH is now up to 9.2 lost. MEN! I am very happy that he is doing this with me. I think we are both feeling much better.

Well I finished my 14 day bootcamp with the video. It went very well. I am down inches and the clothes are feeling a lot looser. I would say they feel like I have lost more than 6.2

Lauren, Get that stuff out of the HOUSE! The chocolate pudding cake sounds good.

Rabbit, I hope it went well at WW. Traveling is so hard.

I hope everyone has a great Friday.

01-18-2002, 10:30 AM
Hi All,

Do any of you have hard water?? We have hard water in our new place and it's horrible!! There's lime deposits on all the taps, the sinks are a little rusted. I bought some Lime Away, but it didn't do the trick. Yesterday, my friend helped me move some stuff from the old place to the new, and drove my car over too, since I've been driving DH's truck. I let her do some laundry at the new place, and when I went to turn the water on, it starting squirting out all over!! When I turned the taps off the other day, they did the same thing. So I called the landlord and he came over within 10 minutes (he lives 2 doors down). He just tightened the connection and said that probably the other girl never turned the taps off, and when she did to disconnect her washer, it loosened up the lime that had sealed things up and that's why it was squirting! So I'm thinking to myself, does that mean that the lime is holding a leak closed, or am I missing something here? He stopped it when he tightened it and said that we should just leave the taps on! (Mom always told me to turn the taps off so we don't have a flood!) I have not brought up the other issues, because we wanna go to Home Depot and price out stuff first, this way we are "armed" for them. :) The other downside of the hard water is it feels yucky on the skin, is drying, and leaves hair dull looking. :( But water softeners are probably really expensive, have not even looked yet.

Nanci- Congrats on the loss!! :D And the inches too!! Once I'm all done moving, I've really go to get exercising again.

All- I heard from Pryia, she's been really busy at work. She was sick, but is feeling better now. She's going out of town for the weekend, but said she'll be back soon! Sends her greeting to all...especially RR. :)

Have a great day all!

01-18-2002, 01:25 PM
This has been a slow week here!

Weigh in went well last night - I lost 1 1/4!!:D WooHoo! I am so happy with myself for losing weight when I went out of town - that's always been a tough one for me. So I am a happy girl today.

Nanci - congrats on your loss!!:cool: I knew you would have one. Way to go on the inches also!! Cannot believe dh - lucky guy.

hope everyone else is doing well.


01-18-2002, 05:53 PM
Hi All,

Just checking in before I leave to the day. DH is home waiting for the cable guy, so we should have internet service set up today. Only problem is, the PC is still at the old place and it's supposed to snow 3-7" tomorrow, so I don't know if we'll get up there to get it! Man, I can't even imagine being without internet service for a whole weekend!! :eek: I'll be Jonesin' for some online time come Monday AM!! :lol:

Rabbit- Congrats on the loss!! Especially after being out of town!! :D :D

Have a great evening all...hope to see you before the weekend's out!!

01-18-2002, 07:55 PM
Hello all!!!!
I am feeling great cuz I am excercising again!!!!:D Did 15miles this week on the treadmill at a 4mph pace, so I am obeying MD's orders!!!!!
Everyone at work has been acting strange, hushing when I walked in etc,,,Found out that 2 girls are pg and they didnt want to upset me!!I just smiled, said that my baby is in Heaven and I was gonna have the first baby of the New Year 2003!!!!!!I think I am definately surviving!!!!!!!!!:smug: :smug:

Lauren--sorry about the water!!That is horrible...WhenI go to DH's moms it is the weirdest water...the shampoo doesnt soap and I never felt clean.....

Well, little tooties(sd#2) surgery has been scheduled in Feb ...I will be glad when that heart is fixed and all this is behind us!

Off to rest up and then on to New Orleans in the AM to get my Mardi Gras beads to throw!!Can't wait to get on that float in a few weeks!!!!!
Have a great weekend!!
Hmmmm..wonder if Kymber is heading down here??????

01-18-2002, 11:09 PM
Just realized I haven't been checking in here much this week.
Its been pretty busy but o.k. still maintaining. Want to start moving in the right direction!!!!

Nanci: I had bad panic attacks after Alex was born. It lasted for about a year. Very difficult to deal with and very real!! Suddenly I just realized that I hadn't had one in over a month and felt better. Are you having a lot of stress at work? Feeling out of control about things in life?

I better try and get the kids ready for bed. jul

nms here
01-19-2002, 01:48 AM
Just checking in real quick.... Rabbit, congrats on the loss:D:D What an achievment - - to lose weight while out of town! Super :)

LBH, no I'm not a teacher. I'm a teachers asst. I assist 4 different 1st grade classrooms. It definately keeps me hopping, but I really enjoy it.:D

Catch ya tomorrow ~~~ Lighter ~~~ Nona

Backfor 2002
01-19-2002, 03:26 PM
Hi everyone,

Rabbit, CONGRATS on the weight loss. Doesn't it feel good to have a loss after being out of town.

Lauren, I hope you get the computer back up and running soon!

RR, I am so glad you are feeling better. Have fun getting your beads. Every time I hear Mardi Gras I think of Laurens friend with the sharpy. It gets me giggling every time.

Jul, I am not sure about the panic attacks. I don't feel any more stress than usual. I do think worrying about them might cause them. :-)

Nona, I sure admire all of you teachers and teachers assistants. That is one job I don't think I could do. I think back to all of the good teachers I had often.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

01-20-2002, 01:27 PM
Hi - Have been reading back to catch up on things since I disappeared - Wow you guys keep busy!

Like I have said in other posts, I am really ready to be back on top of this (or so I tell myself). This site is so incredibly helpful, so hopefully you will see lots of me!

When I stopped posting, I was weighing about 151, (got under 150 once or twice - yes I weigh every day).:devil: Didn't weigh myself too much for several weeks. This week, weighing 155 (one day 153) so... Looks like I went up 4 lbs. Maybe they will come back off quick??? We'll see. Have journaled since thursday and have gained .5 in that time. Wonder why? Lets see---

Daily point allowance = 25 (75 for 3 days)
Daily food total = 20.5, 15.5, 17.5 (53.5)
--- Pretty good, right? Must be losing weight? NOT:
Daily wine total = 10, 14, 4 (28)

Grand total = 81.5. So, I am going for 18.5 today to put myself at a solid 100 for the 4 days (I usually start my week on mondays) and view tomarrow as a new start. The saddest thing, since new years I have probably only had 10 points of alcohol total until I started journaling again. Self sabatog? (sorry can't spell)

Anyway, enoght about all that..

RR: glad to hear you hanging in there. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Remember - things often happen for a reason. Enjoy Mardi Gras! I am jealous, used to go every year when I lived in atlanta.

Lauren: Congrats on the move! I grew up with hard H2O - don't know if there is any scientific basis to this, but EVERYONE I knew used powdered tide, Ivory soap and Comet. Maybe they help with the H2O, Maybe it was a conspiracy

Rabbit: Way to go!! Losing weight on a trip to the big city is HUGE!

Tech: Glad you rejoined! Hope all is well with all the recent events in your life.

BFB: Too funny! Just can't get enough of Bart's bum.

Jul: Glad to hear you have a puppy. It is never the same, but I found that lavishing love and attention on my new pal really helped me to work through my sadness.

Nanci: HI. I had bad panic attacks for a period of time. I also was suffering from depression. Went to the dr. and he put me on zoloft. I was amazed at the difference as far as anxiety and panic symptoms - they disappeared! No such luck with the depression however. Still on the med, but feel that healthy eating, exercise and sleep habits (plus lower stress levels) are probably key to solving both issues long term. Still working on it!

Nona: Used to be a teacher's aide in Kindergarten. I loved it but was exhausted! Keep up the good work.

Elisa & Happy: Congrats on the loss

Kelso & Kandie: Welcome (kelso, how was the date?)

Take care all