We are a group of people who are working together to lose our excess weight.
We are on different plans and are of different sizes.
We want to invite everyone to join us in our journey.
We share laughter and tears.
We share what works for us and what doesn't.
We recently started a Topic of the Day.
Wednesday.....Wednesday Weigh ins
Friday........Friday Facials, Fingernails and Fun
Saturday.......Sit-up Saturdays - any physical activity
Sunday.........Soup and Salad Sunday - recipes
These are not required topics ...just ideas to share. We have found them very helpful. We also share heartaches and fears...joys and celebrations.
Please feel free to jump right in with us.
And be sure to check if there is a second page. We don't want anyone to miss any posts
01-16-2002, 06:56 PM
Hi everyone! :wave: Well, girls, food has gone to heck in a handbasket! :o It has been a horrible week. The plus is that it is only Wednesday! Maybe I can pull this thing out of the crapper yet!
My best friend's son had surgery this morning and while she, her husband and I were waiting in the surgical waiting room, her husband decided to have a heart incident. :eek: They have not confirmed it is a heart attack, but he has bought himself at least one night (I'm sure it will be more) in the hospital's cardiac wing! What a day!!!
I'm sorry I can't stay to chat. You all have a great day. Hope you don't mind me starting the new thread again. We were at 28 and I didn't want to get to a second page. :)
"It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life." - Sister Elizabeth Kenny
01-16-2002, 09:20 PM
Come one Thin you can do it - as you said it is only Wednesday.
We had a meeting at work this morning and they had fresh baked rolls. If you don't have one they make a BIG deal of it so I took a cinnimin roll. During the meeting I ate one section - you know, if you unroll it - just the outside and left the rest. At the end of the meeting I put my napkin over it and threw it away. THEN after work we had a retirement get together for a co-worker and there I had three ritz, two pieces of cheese and an orange juice. Not the best but not the worst....
Tomorrow I have to go to lunch with my supervisor. I hope I can get through that. I have been thinking of the possiblities of what to eat depending on where we go. Say a little prayer for me. :^:
I hope you are all doing well.
01-16-2002, 11:57 PM
Marched to fitness today yippee. I hope to exer tomorrow. It all depends on shut eye time. Someone private messaged me and told me about her friend. She lost 100lbs in two years. She did some visualization. Do any of you visualize yourself thin? I've tried but it's been forever since I last was thin. It's a struggle. This past weekend I saw a weight challenge on tv. They mentioned lifting weights to rev metabolism. How do you rev behavior? This is taking forever. I have to find other interests to get my mind off of food. I should work on some ribbon embroidery. I bought a crushable straw hat and it would look pretty with silk flowers on it. I need to make time.
Keep the faith,
01-17-2002, 08:42 AM
Malia Visualization is very powerful. I do have pictures of myself slim that I look at to remind myself I can be that size.
I, too, have to get back to doing some of the other things I like to do that don't envolve food. I think BECAUSE I quit doing these things is why I eat. It's just boredom and I let it control me.
Thanks for reminding me that I should look for some of my projects and get them out. If I see them looking at me I will be more likely to do them. :lol:
01-17-2002, 08:58 AM
I came across this on another thread yesterday, and have been saving it for today...for obvious reasons...Here you go!;)
I AM THANKFUL FOR..................
THE PARTNER WHO HOGS THE COVERS EVERY NIGHT,
BECAUSE THAT MEANS I AM NOT ALONE.
THE TEENAGER WHO IS NOT DOING DISHES BUT IS WATCHING TV,
BECAUSE THAT MEANS HE/SHE IS AT HOME AND NOT ON THE STREETS.
FOR THE TAXES THAT I PAY,
BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT I AM EMPLOYED.
FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY,
BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.
FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG,
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.:ahem... ix-nay on the ug-snay...I have more than enough to eat, that's my problem!
FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK,
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM IN THE SUNSHINE.
FOR THE LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING, WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING, AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING,
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME.
FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT,
BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
FOR THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT,
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING AND THAT I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH
FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL,
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM.
FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH WHO SINGS OFF KEY,
BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT I CAN HEAR.
FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING,
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.
FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END OF THE DAY,
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.
FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS,
BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT I AM ALIVE.
AND FINALLY....FOR TOO MUCH E-MAIL,
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME.
WHEN YOU THINK YOUR LIFE IS SO BAD,
READ THIS AGAIN.
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS AND BE THANKFUL FOR THEM!
I have to get sonny boy off to school, will check back later...:wave
01-17-2002, 02:49 PM
I am still sick, and not to much into typing today, but I wanted to stop in and say hi.
Food has been ok, except for the Burger King breakfast that I had today. I really wanted some comfort food. I am still exercising everyday (1 to 2 times), eventhough I am sick.
I don't know if I am going to have a lose this week, but I am doing the best I can for the moment. I sure wish this cold would go away so my energy would come back.
Anyhow that all for me.
01-17-2002, 04:30 PM
That was a good poem, it makes me realize what a blessing each of these are, thank you, for showing me what I have, although at the moment sore muscles is not a fun blessing but it is endurable.
Have a Great Day and I'll see you all lighter.
01-17-2002, 06:17 PM
I'm back. Doing great, food and water wise, but I'm really lacking in the exercise department this week. I was dressed and ready to go to the gym yesterday and was overcome with a powerful urge to nap! Guess which won?:yawn:
There's still time today to do something today, ANYTHING! A walk, a video, an aquacize class...I LOVE going to the gym, but when I get out of the habit, it's hard to get back into it. :?:
OK,(time out for a little self-discipline here, a little tough-love, if you will) talking about losing weight and actually DOING something about it are two different things...I will not achieve my goals if I just TALK about what I need to do. Therefore...(Scarlett O'Hara pose here--) "As God is my witness, I will quit talking about what needs to be done and JUST DO IT!" (cue "Rocky theme") Here I go! :spin:
Bye bye, will report progress later...
01-17-2002, 10:51 PM
Kat Itís okay to talk about exercise AND do it. At least you have a gym to go to.
You are right I do the same thing, in my head I make all these plans but donít do any of them. If I at least if I did anything it would be a good step.
I really needed your Thankful list. Some day I get overwhelmed with the emails I get but it a good thing.. I have friends. Okay so there are quite a few of them that hit home with meÖ.Thank you for sharing the list and reminding me of all that I do have.
Susie You donít have that awful flu, do you? I hope not.
Here is a goal I have. That I will be dancing again.
01-17-2002, 11:17 PM
Boy today has really been busy.
I've been running around all day. I got my hair cut.
My aunt gave me a shirt today a size 1X it fits. When DH came in from work he said boy you look good. That really made me feel good. I went to a young at heart luncheon today there were lots of food but nothing real bad except for the piece of Choc pie I ate.:(
Well I better go
01-18-2002, 03:48 AM
I just love it when I lose a message and have to start over.
Kat, thank you for the wonderful poem. I'm thankful for all my blessings. Instead of letting the henpecker boss at work drive me into emotional eating, I'll let it slide and countdown to her retirement. I'm truly thankful for my job.
On the fourth week episode of the Body challenge on Discovery Health, the emphasis was on health. For some, exercise and healthy eating saw a big difference in their blood pressure and diabetes. To the point of stopping medication. One of the participants made an insightful comment. He said entering his forties will bring problems of their own without carrying 50+pounds of weight too. Exactly how I feel. I desire health and energy. Shed 10 years in the process.
Any of you heard of Curves for Women? My sister joined today. It sounds like circuit training. Each session is 30minutes long. Alternating machines with aerobics. Sounds like something I can do at home. This weekend is a big weekend. I need to sit down and plan my weight loss journey. Set up a reward system. A to Z.
01-18-2002, 08:45 AM
Mary Good for you - isn't it great to fit into clothes you didn't before!!!! :) And good for you that you have such an observant and supportive husband.
Maila Entering the 40's is nothing...now the 50's !!!! I have to say that even carrying this extra weight I haven't noticed that much difference - yet!!
They have Curves for Women in the town where I work. It is machines that you workout on. Everyone I know goes through the whole process in about a 1/2 an hour. They might be on a short work out because most of them are there on their lunch hours.
"I need to sit down and plan my weight loss journey. Set up a reward system. A to Z. " I hear you. I have started an actual plan but that is the problem - started.
Maybe I will join you on your weekend of planning....we can post here on Motivational Monday what we have planned?????
01-18-2002, 10:09 AM
Good Morning, friends! :)
What a beautiful day! Sunny and cold here, 30's...there's talk of a winter storm tomorrow. Hopefully, it will just be snow...kids have a long weekend, dh is off this weekend and I'm off til Monday night. Bring on the snow! I love winter, love the snow...I don't even mind shoveling it! Now THERE'S a calorie burner!
Well, I never got a chance to exercise last night...I did need some sleep before work. Have every intention of going to the gym today. My eating has been great these past three days in a row...I've been able to bank points, eating a variety of things, not hungry, well, when I get hungry, it's time to eat. I've really been watching portion sizes, something I had just been "eyeballing" before. It's funny, when I look at the measured out portion (one cup of pasta, for example) I think, "Uh-oh, not enough!" But I have been rounding out each meal with a big salad and some kind of veggie, and it really has been satisfying. Mind over matter. :cool:
I'm glad you guys liked the "Thankful" thing. There's so much to be thankful for. Instead of focusing on what's WRONG I do try to focus on what is RIGHT. I encounter people at work each night that are just so .# @ & % negative...night after night...complain, complain, complain...:mad: I think I'll make copies and post it around the nurses stations! :lol:
Friday facials, fingernails and fun , huh? I think I'm in need of a haircut...maybe I can wrangle a visit to my sister's shop, and avail myself of her services...she's a hair stylist..it's good to have one in the family,,,I save a lot of $$$ !
I'm approaching novel length again...before I lose my post like I usually do with a long one, I'm gonna say good bye, have a great day! Remember, IT'S FRIDAY!!
01-18-2002, 10:42 AM
Hi everyone! :wave: Just wanted to check in with you all before I leave for the weekend. Food is still so off I don't want to talk about it. (What the heck am I doing here if I don't want to talk about it????) :rolleyes:
I'll be gone until Sunday night and will try and catch up with you all then. Love to all.
"A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
01-18-2002, 08:17 PM
Just a quick post I have been running again today. I'm up 2 lbs. :o
Where is everyone?
01-18-2002, 08:32 PM
Come here even if you don't want to talk about it...coming here means you haven't lost all motivation...maybe you just need a boost...don't beat yourself up. Have a good weekend!
I'm noticing a trend with my eating patterns...three good, solid days of eating well and THEN...an off day that usually translates into DAYS of off days. This time I'm giving myself permission to have an off day, thereby alleviating the guilt that drives me to binge. And you know what? Having given myself that permission, I don't feel compelled to go haywire with the eating like I normally would. Back on track tomorrow, no guilt, no shame.:)
Gotta feed the troops...dh is HUNGRY!
01-18-2002, 09:42 PM
Just popping in to say real quick!
Andrew has a double ear infection and he just wants his mommy! Its hard to type with a baby in your arms!
Went to dinner last night and had broiled flounder with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. Plus...........the bread....my biggest downfall! And...I sampled some fried calamari...but I DID order a broth based soup! Hopefully I didn't do too much damage...but then there was lunch today!
We are suppose to get 4-7 inches of snow tomorrow! I am going to go into work in the morning for a few hours. I am only 2.5 miles from work so it won't be bad! I hate driving in the snow...you would think being from New England I would be use to it! I hate it! Seen too many bad accidents!
Well I better go take care of my sick little boy! Talk to you all tomorrow!
01-19-2002, 03:21 AM
I'm happy it's Friday and the weekend is here. I don't have Monday off of work as everyone else. But hopefully everyone will think we're closed. So much for the lawn mowing planned for tomorrow. A major wind/rain storm is here and it'll be raining all weekend. Finally, it feels like Christmas here. (one month later) North wind is blowing. Soon I need to give the yard a little more attention. Bug spraying, etc. Do any of you grow miniature roses? I order from Noreast roses. They have a website @ http://www.noreast-miniroses.com. My micro cinderella rose died last year and I want to replace it. It reminds me of a little baby fingernail. White w/a pink blush. Look at me going off on my favorite mini roses. My apologies. ;)
Tomorrow is regain focus day. Wish me luck. It's the 19th of January. Time's a running away from me. Ten months to the day until the big 4-0.
01-19-2002, 08:17 AM
I have been up since 4am, exercised, watched tv, cleaned my email, and now I am here.
Weigh-in is less than 1 1/2 hours away, and I am nervous. Food wasn't great this week. I had many a slip-ups. I am hoping that if I do gain, it won't be for more than 1 pound.
I have a question, where is everyone living? I am just curious because Malia is talking about grass cutting, and Michelle is talking about snow. I live in Detroit, Michigan.
Malia: Sorry you don't have Monday off, but I do and am scared, because it is usually when I am home, that I overeat.
Michelle: Sorry to hear about Andrew's Ear Infection. My Andrew, as well as, me and my DH have all been sick for over a week now. Everyone is starting to feel a little better, but we will all be glad when the germs are gone. Hey, I have a question, how did you get Andrew's picture on your postings? I would like to put my Andrew's pic up too. Please let me know.
Katrinabgood: My eating is sometimes like that too. I have some really good days and "POW" I am off on a rampage.
Grannie: Sorry about the gain, but I have confidence that you will get if off quickly.
TT: Hope you have a great weekend.
Well, I keep hearing Andrew stirring, so I know he will be up soon, so I better finish up here.
Have a great day. I will try to get back in tonight to post my w-i.
01-19-2002, 10:15 AM
Malia I have been trying to start a rose garden. I just started last year and only have two rose plants. I probably have to grow a different variety than you since you are in Hawaii and I in Minnesota.:lol: So thanks for the web site - I will check it out.
Susie WOW you get a lot done so early in the morning. I hope your weigh in went "down".
I will be organizing my office area - it has been sadly neglected the last few months - so I will be checking in - a lot.
01-19-2002, 04:10 PM
I have decided to change my ways to force myself into doing something for myself. When I get home from work I turn on my computer to check for emails and to see what you have all been up to that day. Unfortunately that leads to at least an hour on the computer, then I have to still eat dinner, and do any other tasks I need to get done. Of course that means I donít do any exercising.
From now on, you will all have to become the second thing I do when I get home. I will come home, change clothes and exercise before I can get on the computer.
While working on straightening some things up I was playing some old Oprah shows and one was on being over weight. Two of the issues they talked about were 1) Buying groceries and how people look or treat you, and 2) Doctor visits.
What, if any, experiences have you had with either of these issues? One lady who weighed 328 went for birth control. The nurse went off on her about her weight and how she would die in childbirth at that weight. The lady said, ďHello, I am here for birth control so why are you saying anything to me?
01-20-2002, 11:00 AM
Well I am definatly up 2 pounds. I guess christmas and all is just now sneaking up on me. Oh well tomorrow is another day.
I couldn't get on the board last night it must have been down again.
Susie: I am from Mississippi Lived here all my life except for a year I spent in Minnesotta.
Well I better go I still have to eat breakfast and shop.
01-20-2002, 12:15 PM
Mary Where did you live in Minnesota? That's where I live. Don't worry those 2 lbs will disappear before you know it.
I will check in later. I have to get ready to visit my Aunt in the hospital.
01-20-2002, 03:17 PM
Greetings from New Jersey! We had our first snow fall yesterday, about 3 or 4 inches, just enough to play in and make everything look pretty, roads are OK though.
Can't stay too long, I'm off to Mom and Dad's to help them pack to move and take some of their old clutter to add to my clutter! (Only the good stuff!)
I'll check back later...
01-20-2002, 03:58 PM
Yes, here I am again! I am a flake about posting!! I just couldn't motivate to do it. Last Friday, the 11th, was my bankruptcy hearing, which brought on a BIG TIME attack from my ulcer, so that made me miserable for a few days. Tuesday my son came down with the Flu and I ended up in the ER with him Wednesday, then my daughter got it Thursday, then I got it Friday, and now my DH has it. My son is doing better today. My daughter and I are still running low grade fevers, but are feeling a bit better. I haven't had the flu in years. THis is the sickest sick I've been in a long time. On the up side of it all, I've lost about 5 pounds. I think not working at Pizza Hut probably had something to do with it. It's a good thing I got out of there when i did. They're starting a new thing called the P'zone. It's a calzone and they made samples for the crew to try just before I left and they were SOOOO GOOD!!! Oh yeah! I could have eaten those every night. No problem. Whew! I really did get out of there just in time.
Not much else to say today. It is DUMPING snow today so I think I'll just stay home and snuggle up with a movie and finish recouperating. I think we have about 7-8inches of snow now.
Anyhoo, I am still a bit out of it, but wanted to say hi n' stuff.
Talk at ya later,
01-20-2002, 04:51 PM
Just checking in to say Hi!
Andrew and I are still fighting this cold/flu thing. We both just want to sleep right now! Its awful. He is getting a little better...at least he is starting to eat some!
I have been so off program the past few days! I can't stand myself now!
I'll try and catch up to you all tomorrow. We are moving downstairs in the morning so hopefully I will get on after that part. Everything is packed and ready to go!
Have a good day!
01-20-2002, 05:33 PM
Lucky: WE lived in Hopkins on Hiawatha Ave. DH was working in Minetonka at Advance Circuits
I have a pot of homemade chicken noodle soup on the stove it smells so good.
01-20-2002, 08:24 PM
Hello Thin, 2Cute and everyone else. Just dropped in to wish you all good luck in your weight loss journeys. I haven't been here in a while. Been real busy on my thread but I think you ladies are the best and wanted to say so.
Continued good luck! :)
01-20-2002, 09:14 PM
Well I was up 1 pound at w-i yesterday. Not too bad, could have been worse. Unfortunately I have been out of control yesterday and today.
I thought today would be better, but then my DH really began to piss me off and that was all I needed to eat. I love my husband, but he really doesn't see how much work I do at home and away. I mean I have a full time job as an accountant, and then I have to come home, cook, clean, wash clothes, put clothes away, take care of Andrew, etc..... I also do all the financial stuff, the organizing stuff, make most of the decisions, etc... I am tired of doing everything. His only required jobs for cleaning are: clean the bathrooms (which I am grateful if he does a top to bottom cleaning once a month), clean the cat litter boxes and give Andrew a bath every other night. I have to do everything else. This morning I woke up early with Andrew, got his breakfast, got him situated and once he was set, I began doing a top to bottom cleaning of the kitchen. About an hour and a half later, DH wakes up and plops himself in front of the TV. Andrew starts spazzing out (the terrible two's have arrived), and I have to be the one to calm him down, while I am trying to fix the mini blinds in the kitchen. Anyhow, enough venting on my part.
DH is sometimes clueless and still doesn't really understand why I am being cold to him, even after I explained it to him.
Tomorrow is another day. I sure hope it is a better one.
01-20-2002, 10:09 PM
I just wanted to stop in and say hello and wish everyone well on their weight loss journey this week...I have been losing a little every week but am still not below 300, but hope to be soon.
Thank you to those of you who expressed sympathy to me regarding my dad's passing. He died on Monday night. It has been a tough week, lots of company and now they are gone and I have a lot of thoughts and feelings buzzing around my head.
My DH and his brother and cousin were in Colorado taking a load of wood out and attending a carving show. So they didn't get back for the funeral. Friday they were involved in a accident and out truck was totaled. My DH has some stitches on his face and bruising from the seat belts, his cousin was fine b/c he wore a seat belt, his brother who is too ornery to wear a seat belt has facial fractures and will be having surgery. But thankfully it wasn't worse. So needless to say this hasn't been a great week.
I just wanted to stop by and say hi and hope to write more and respond more to you all individually later...Until then.............