Weight Loss Support - ~~Thru Thick and Thin~~ #133

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02-06-2002, 08:16 PM
Thru Thick & Thin is a group that was formed to give and receive support on our journey to take off the excess pounds and to keep them off. No matter who you are or where you are from, you're welcome here with us. We'll stand with you while you're losing and stand by you if you're not. We all have ups and downs and we need support in both.

02-06-2002, 08:20 PM
Hey everyone. :wave:

It warmed back up today and all my windows are open but we are supposed to get some rain and possible thunderstorms through tomorrow. We'll have to put a tarp over the bbq to fix our steaks tomorrow.

I talked with Marlana today and she sends her love to everyone. She misses us and is going crazy without her computer. She has decided to start bugging the repair shop with phone calls to see if it helps them speed up the repairs. I told her how much we all miss having her here and tried to keep her updated on all the news.

JoJo~I don't want to offend anyone out there but I hate those poodle haircuts that they have in the shows. My dogs would hide if I cut their hair that way. :) Supposedly when the poodle were bred for hunting, the hair was cut short to prevent tangles with burrs and stuff. The hair acts like Velcro if left long, but the funny balls were left over the joints for protection from the cold. That might be true and a good explanation but it doesn't change the fact that the haircut is ugly. I am sure glad to hear that everything worked out with unemployment and your dh is getting his checks. Maybe they have that unwritten policy like my insurance company: Refuse all claims until the insured protests loudly. They save a lot of money that way because some people actually accept the first refusal and don't pursue it any further.

Tobey~I sure hope that you start feeling better. It got in the 70's today and is only going to go down in the 60's tonight. That means we can leave the windows open all night or until it starts storming. Hubby didn't build that fire last night. He said that he didn't have any wood cut for this fireplace. All the wood was cut in big pieces for the outdoor fire pit. I almost asked him to go cut some but decided it was more trouble than it was worth. I read a really good book a while back that reminded me of this group and the way we are such strangers but seem to get along so well. The book was such fun that I didn't want it to end. It is called Bad Girl Creek by Jo Ann Mapson. It is about a girl that inherits a flower farm from her aunt and can't afford to live there and run it by herself. She is in a wheelchair and decides to find roommates to help her run the place. She only wants other women with pets. That is the best book that I have read in years and I guarantee that you will enjoy it too.

It's time for a shower and something loose to wear. We rented a movie tonight. Y'all have a good evening.

02-07-2002, 10:22 AM
Howdy all

I am feeling better today. Iíve just had the crazies lately. Yesterday at about 4:00 I was struck with a NASTY headache. I can even still feel it lingering this morning. :( But I had the place to myself last night so I decided to make the most of it. I did some laundry, rolled the change in my piggy bank (yep its an actual pig), and a loaf of homemade bread. The bread turned out wonderfully! In fact, I think I have decided that I am not going to buy bread any more. Just the good homemade stuff. And wow did our place smell soooo good last night.

Skeeter: The weather has also warmed up here as well. Not to the point where we can open windows mind you Ė but at least it doesnít sting to go outside. They are calling for rain here all weekend as well. So glad that Marlana has been keeping in touch with you. At least we know she hasnít dropped off the face of the earth. I sure hope her computer is up and running soon. Thanks for the book recommendation. It definitely sounds like a book I would like. Iím going to see if the library has it this weekend. If not (it is a small library in our neighbourhood) I might just buy it. I have a $5 reward to use at the bookstore so it wouldnít cost me much at all. Then I could send it to my mom when I was done Ė sounds like something that would be right up her ally as well.

HmmmÖ. I done already? Where the heck is everyone.

Come out, come out, where ever you are!


02-07-2002, 02:32 PM
'Morning gals. I got some bad news as soon as I got off the internet the other day. Grandpa was in the hospital, again. Looking at the possiblity of leukemia. He is going to have a bone marrow biopsy again next week, and then maybe chemo. And in a couple weeks, mom has an appointment to get her teeth pulled for dentures. Good thing I haven't picked up any extra hours on the next schedule yet. I may not be able to.

I also found out yesterday at school that I have 3 papers due on the same day. A 10-12 page concept paper, a 3-5 page website critique and a brief on my issues paper. All of this is March 6. I think dropping to part-time may have been the best decision I could have ever made.

My yoga class started last night. I was just what I needed. It's for beginners, and I've got a little experience from a class before, and my videos, but it still was very nice. I recommend it for anyone. Again, another great decision.

Right now I've got laundry going, all of my bedding. When I've got the sheets and blanket done, I'm going to the laundromat to wash the comforter. Of course I'll be taking a textbook with me. I also have to get ready for my taxes. My appt is Tues. I have to work night shift tonight, but then I get a 3 day weekend! My dog has an appt at the beauty shop tomorrow morning.

Tobey- I never did make it with the strength training. Such is life. I do use some stuff from the book, and stuff I've had good results with before. I do dress in layers, like the book says. It is definately a good resource. I am also going to do the MS Walk in April. I think ours is only a 5K though. This will be my 3rd year with this one. I only buy whole wheat bread made at the bakery. I love bread, so I get the best. Maybe I'll have to look into making it. Do you use a mix, or from scratch? I'd guess from scratch, knowing you!

Skeeter- I would love to open the windows and have a thunderstorm. I am getting cabin fever so bad. It's good that you keep in touch with Marlana. I bet she is just lost without her puter. I would be. I can just see her first post back, she's not going to be able to type as fast as her brain wants her to.

I'm just going to respond to the posts on this thread. I'm sorry if I cut anyone out. I've got a hundred things to do, and I want to call grandpa.


02-07-2002, 04:37 PM
I just had to share this one.

I was sitting at my desk when an e-mail popped up from dh (he is at home today). He sent me this picture to show me what our kitty does all day.

Now that's the life!


02-08-2002, 10:34 AM

Where is everyone?

Itís Friday and it is really shaping up to be a good one. We have a late meeting at work today so I was able to come in late this morning. So with the extra time I had this morning I decided to make dh breakfast in bed. Well wouldnít you know it Ė he got up before I was done. So instead we a candle light breakfast together. It was really nice! I made him some heart-shaped pancakes with a blueberry sauce. Since I made them full-fat, I just made myself an egg white salsa omelette. It is also another beautiful day Ė not quite what we were having about 2 weeks ago Ė but Iíll take it. Since our meeting is going to run so late, dh is going to come downtown after he is done work and meet me for dinner. What a nice start to the weekend.

Jen: So sorry to hear about your grandpa. That is such an awful disease. Please keep up posted on his condition and biopsy results. I really hope everything turns out okay. And your poor mom. How many teeth does she need to have pulled? And 3 papers on the same day? I think you picked up yoga at right time! Sounds like you could use some inner peace! Yes I do make the bread from scratch. Dh saw the loaf out when he came home and thought I had bought it at the bakery. I think that is the biggest compliment that he could have given me. This weekend I am going to attempt to make a French loaf which has a few organic olive pieces in it. Iíll let you know how that goes. Take it easy and donít forget to take care of yourself as well!

Well thatís it. I hope everyone has a great weekend! Iím not sure if Iíll make it to post or not. If I donít you know that I will still be thinking of you.


02-08-2002, 06:14 PM
Hey everyone! Haven't had a chance to check in this week - worked some overtime and between being REALLY busy at work and as "we" have a lion project, a Japan project and two essays due (I thought I finished school - apparently not when you have kids_ I didn't get a moment to myself.

I am really, really sorry to hear about your grandpa, I will be keeping my fingers crossed and thinking of you - how old is he? Chemo is very effective (although tough on a person) and I know there are "treatable" forms of leukemia so we can only hope that is what he has. It sounds like you have a lot of work in store too, but sometimes that is a good thing when you have a personal very stressful upsetting issue occuring - it can distract you for a littl while. Good luck.

Tobey, you clever person you, we have a bread machine and Doug makes it every night and the kids bring it to school for lunch (just a big lump of bread as they are not allowed any peanut products and I don't like sending luncheon meats because it's an old school and belches out heat). There is something very therapeutic in making bread and you can forgot about your weight exercises - nothing is better for your arm muscles than kneading bread! I used to make a lot of breads, many moons ago before kids - now only on special occasions - I always make hot cross buns at Easter - I have a great recipe which you make the night before and once the dough is ready, stick it in the fridge overnight. The next morning you pull out the buns, already formed on your cookie sheet, let them rest for about 1/2 hour and into the oven - fresh hot cross buns on Easter morning! I do throw a bit of Irish soda bread together on a regular baisis when we run out but that is no effort so doesn't count!

Well, its week 3 and I have been on the treadmill a minimum of 5 times each week - still too early to see if I'll stick with it but encouraging - now I just have to get the eating under control!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

02-08-2002, 06:17 PM
Hi Everyone.....

I've not been here for a few days, I haven't been home much in the evening and last night I was having puter problems. Dh and I are getting ready to head out in a few mins but just wanted to stop in and say hi and tell you I'll post later tonight or in the morning. Hope you've had a good week.

02-09-2002, 06:53 PM
Hi Everyone,

I'm here finally. Last week was really busy for dh and I. We werent home much in the evening as we were visiting with my bil that was heading home yesterday. Plus I was having puter problems. I ended up re-installing Windows and it seems ok now. Things just werent loading correctly and when it comes to settings, I know nothing so I figured if I re-installed Windows, it would re-configure all the settings for me. Trying to read some of the settings, well, it may as well be in Chinese.

Its still hectic at work. I mentioned that I'm caught up with the end of last years stuff but I'm playing catch up with the 2002 work. I can't wait till I'm totally caught up and I can just do my weekly work and have it all done by Thurs or Friday. Plus I get on the puter at work and I'm on it all day and sometimes but very rarely, I just can't touch this puter when I get home.

Moonstone, I've not been in here much either. I am typically a homebody who likes to come home after work and put on my nightgown & robe and just kick back but I've not been able to do that this week. Sounds like your kids homework keeps you busy.

Jen, sorry to hear about your Grandpa. My mom had a blood disease for years that the Dr said would eventually go into luekmia. Well, the blood disease made her so sick that when it went into luekemia, she was to sick to fight it. In fact, the day they diagnosed it, she died the next morning. She was just to far gone from the other disease. But there are treatments for luekemia, and I hope that your grandpa does well. Its not easy tho. My mom had a bone marrow test done just weeks before she died and it was not yet luekemia and then when she got so sick and I took her to the hospital, they did another bone marrow and it was positive that time. Oh, I'm probably not making you feel any better. Sorry. I will keep you and your grandpa in my prayers.

Skeeter, have you heard anymore from Marlana? I'd be stir crazy if I didn't have my home puter. Even if I don't get on it, just knowing its here, I'm ok. I just can't imagine those "balls" of hair over their joints keeping a poodle warm. They look much better with just a short haircut. I do like a little puff on their heads tho, I think thats cute. DH had an interview last week. If he gets called back for a second interview, then he stands a chance. He's out looking every day tho. I'm relieved that the unemployment went thru. We'd of been in deep trouble if it hadn't of.

Tobey, I love the smell of fresh made bread. They should make a cologn that smells like that. Or a shower gel. :lol: I have thought about getting a bread maker but we don't go thru that much bread to justify it. I do but dh doesn't. I take bread to work with me and make toast for breakfast along with a yogurt. I got into that habit when I was following my food plan and I've pretty much stuck with it. Awwww, a candle lite breakfast. Maybe I'll do that for dh tomorrow morning. Hey, your kitty does what my kitty does all day. Sleep!!!!

Sally, I know you replied to me on the last thread but I didn't go back to the last thread to read. I hope all is going well for you all.

Well, I'm going to get going now. Take care everyone.

02-09-2002, 07:09 PM
Hey everyone. :wave:

We had a really nice visit with Ellie and her husband. She asked that I tell everyone here hello. It rained off and on all day Thursday but we grilled the steaks under a tarp. We decided to go 4 wheeling on Friday because the dust was all wet down. We had a wonderful ride even though it was a bit chilly. My friend got some really good pictures with her digital camera. I haven't had the time to check out the ones that I took but I will next week.
We are going to Orlando tomorrow to meet up with my parents and celebrate my daughter's 30th birthday and our youngest grandson's first birthday. I have a cake cooling for decorations now and a present waiting to be wrapped.

Tobey~It's great that your weather has warmed back up. This has probably been your mildest winter ever. The bread sounds really great. My house smells like chocolate cake right now. :D Luckily, there won't be any leftovers tomorrow with 8 adults 4 kids. That is such a cute picture of you kitty. That's what my boys do most of the day when I am not at home.

Jen~I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. I'll add him to my prayers. Maybe he will be better by the time your mom gets her teeth pulled. It sounds like you are going to be busy with nursing your family and writing papers too. You cut your hours just in time. :)

Moonstone~WTG getting on the treadmill. Seems like you have a lot of exercise with the kids too. It has to be hard to raise kids and work too. I know that I did it too but it was so long ago that I can only remember all the pleasant times.

JoJo~Hey gal, what have you been up to that's keeping you so busy? I expected to have a lot of reading when I got on here and was surprised that it didn't take very long. That was good for me though because I still have to wrap a present and decorate a cake and fix dinner before the evening Olympics start. Oh........you just posted and answered my question. :lol: You described my boys haircuts pretty close. I don't go for all that silly stuff. They get it short on the body and only a little longer on the legs with the hair a little puffy on top of their heads. Marlana called me this morning to let me know that she got her computer back. I expect she'll write soon.

I hope that everyone has a good weekend. I will try to be back her by Monday. Tomorrow is an all day trip but a fun one.

02-10-2002, 02:12 AM
Well gals, talk about a fun-filled wild and crazy weekend. This is about the extent of it. I mean this IS it! I spent yesterday sleeping, watching the opening ceremony, and researching topics for my papers. Today I read a couple chapters, stuff I downloaded off the web, and went to Wal-mart. That place was a zoo, so it was quick in and out. I decided that the topic for my management/leadership concept paper is going to be burn-out prevention. A timely topic I guess. I also have a crazy project that involves writing 2 papers, a pre and post. I have to "lobby a legislator" about a pending bill. YUK! Anyway, I found one about the nursing shortage, mandatory ovetime, work conditions, etc. Seems to be a hot topic. I ran across some interesting stats, apparently the shortage is just getting started, and by 2020, the number of nurses will be 20% less than required, 18% of registered nurses with an active license aren't even practicing nursing, 55% would not recommend nursing as a career to friends and family, and the most troubling, 40% would not feel comfortable with a family member cared for in the facility where they work. Some of the things I've seen in the hospital are really scary. Guess it looks like I have some job security for awhile. I've also seen a commercial during the olympics by Johnson & Johnson to become a nurse. Interesting. Anyway, enough about that.

Mama Marlana- Is it true? Are you coming back?

Skeeter- Mmmm, chocolate cake. Sounds delicious. I've been debating on if I have the willpower to bake some cupcakes to take to work for Valentine's Day. I'm sure I don't, but I probably will anyway!

Jojo- No, you didn't upset me anymore. My mind has already run through the worst-case senarios plenty of times. The hardest part is my grandma and mom are great at denial and avoidance. I plan on meeting them up at the hospital Tuesday morning to talk with his oncologist. I can't get a straight story from any of them.

Tammy- Welcome back! I was just wondering the other day where in the world you might have gone to. I am glad that I have sooo much to do, I don't have time to sit and stew about things much. How did all of your homework go?! You are doing great with your exercise on the treadmill! Keep up the good work!!!!

Tobey- Your cat is precious. I know that is exactly what all of mine do as well! What a cute breakfast idea! My mom has had a bunch of teeth already pulled. This time they are going to do 8, all but like the very front ones, at least what she has left. Then the front, and then dentures. I enjoyed my yoga class very much this week, and did my video today. I definately can tell my abds dont' stretch as much, after all the surgery. Guess I'll have to work on it!

I guess that is about it. I'm gonna go to bed and snuggle with my Policy and Politics in Nursing book. That oughta put me to sleep in no time!


02-10-2002, 05:41 PM
Hello!! Hello!!!~~Oh my gosh, did I ever miss you girls. I was so glad to come in and see all of you had been writing. My puter just took a dive the other night just before I went to bed. It blacked out like the electric had been cut off, but then it booted itself back up. I was in the middle of reading a letter. I started reading again and again it done it. I knew there was a bad problem. So the next time it booted up I went straight and got Skeeter's phone number. I have all my phone numbers on my puter. I thought I could smell something hot. I had a fan that had been roaring for 2 1/2 years. Remember I told you it was making a really bad noise and I had started leaving it on all night. That might have been the best thing I have done. It wasn't that fan that stopped working it was the other one. When I bought the puter I took out an extra 2 year warranty. Good thing I did, I got my money's worth out of that. I paid $59 for it. They put a new power pack and 2 new fans in. It is so quite now, I can't hardly believe it. Anyway I'm so grateful to have it back and that you all are still here for me. My food has been so bad. I've come back in here with a new resolve on this weight loss thing. I've got to get control and get it now. If not now, when??? I've read all the post. Some of you have done great, some not so great. Weather has moved in on some of us and we are now having winter. Except for Skeeter, she always has good weather. All the ice Okla. got a week ago, didn't get to me, thank God. It was a really bad ice storm, up to 2 inches of ice. Some people without electric for a week. What would I do with my lil fishes if the electric was off for a week. :eek: My tank has cycled now and all is going pretty well. I lose a neon last night, I thank he got caught in one of the plants and couldn't get out. Who knows??? I still love them, and love to watch them. Now I want another tank, bigger. Hey that would be a good thing to treat myself with when I lose 50 to 75 pounds. That's it when I get down to 200 I'm going to treat myself with a 30 gal tank. I'm working on a challenge of sorts. It won't be anything like the other one was. I'm still getting it together and I hope to post it on the support board tomorrow. Here's the idea I got.[COLOR=red] I got it because my Sister wanted to make a contract about my food, and she was going to write out one for herself. I started thanking about it, and decided I didn't need a contract on my food, I needed one on my life. Food is not the only thing I need to get together. I spend too much time on this puter and let things go to pot around me. That bugs me to no end. I can make a commitment to you, and I'll keep it, but I won't keep one to myself. If I ask you all who is the most important person in your lives, you all would say kids, hubby, or love ones of one sort or another. They are not the most important one in your life, you are. SO WHY DO WE PUT EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING BEFORE US???? Do you get the idea??? The challenge will be to ourselves, the most important person in our lives. Your challenge rules will be the ones you need for yourself. Maybe food won't be the one you can tackle right now, maybe it will be living in a more forgiving spirit, or making you bed everyday which makes you feel better about yourself if you do it. I know the things I do or don't do, bothers me, and when I'm bothered I want to eat. I need to balance out my life. We are going to make a contract with ourselves, a commitment, to ourselves. And we have to write out what they are, and when the challenge is over we will report on the main board how we done.

Can you keep a commitment to yourself?
Does something about yourself bug you?
Do you procrastinate?
Do you hold resentments?(That is the # 1 offender you know. and guess what, doesn't hurt the guy your resenting, it hurts you.)
Do you need to forgive someone? Forgiveness helps you not the person you forgive.
How long should we let the (first) challenge run?
What do you thank girls? Interested or not???

I know your all tired of reading so I'll shut up for now. I would be more than willing to get in on another challenge if someone can thank of one. But I will be posting this idea on the board tomorrow. My mind is running mile a min. but I must close. I am so proud to call all of you.Tobey, Jo Jo, Marybeth, Jen, Skeeter, Sally, my dear dear on line friends. I am blessed. MOONSTONE I was so glad to see you still here. So many ladies comes in and don't stay long. I'm looking so forward to getting to know you and call you my dear friend too.

02-11-2002, 10:37 AM
Hi All

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. We didnít do a whole heck of a lot. We were supposed to go out with friends on Saturday but had to cancel as dh wasnít feeling well. No surprise though Ė the night before we went out for dinner and he ate some thing called Texas Fire Chilli. It was chilli with about a dozen 2-inch chilli peppers floating in it!!! He also washed it down with 2 beers. Not a good mix. Our cupboards were very bare and we did a big grocery shop. We ended up having to go to 3 different stores. We have one store that just sells fruits and vegetables (they are also wholesaler to restaurants and markets in the area so they prices and quality are superb!), then we had to hit a store that sells the fake ďmeatĒ and cheese that I like, and then finally our regular grocery store. What a production!

Moonstone: Sounds like you have been keep very busy! I now love making bread. Last night for dinner I made a fresh Italian olive loaf. We ate it still steaming out of the oven with some fresh basil and tomato. YUMMY! Would you be will to share your recipe for hot cross buns? My mom used to make them around Easter but I havenít had them for years. I am drooling just thinking about it. I love Irish soda bread too. However, I donít make it at home as dh isnít that crazy about it. However, there is an Irish pub that we go to every once and a while and I get my fill there. They bring it out piping hot. Thatís great that you and your treadmill have been reacquainted. They more you do it, more you are likely to stick with it, and perhaps even enjoy it one day! :lol:

Jojo: Between bil, your computer and work, sounds like you were quite busy! How was the visit? I agree if we can have vanilla perfume, why canít we have Eau de Fresh Bread ? We donít go through a whole lot of bread ourselves. So I normally just bake one small loaf at a time.

Skeeter: Gee youíre really busy too. Your visit sounds great! I hope Orlando was just as fun. Okay the weather did warm up and now it is biting cold again today! Right now it is Ė12F with the wind chill. I hate windy winters Ė especially being downtown! Mmmm the smell of chocolate cake sounds good too. Iíll be baking one of those on Wednesday night for out Valentineís dinner on Thursday. I have decided to make a whole cake and then take the leftovers into work on Friday.

Jen: Oh your weekend was about as fun as mine! :lol: I canít believe that you even dared to go into Wal-Mart on a weekend. You are sooo brave. I think the topic of burn-out prevention is a great topic. Iíll have to see if I have anything that might be of interest to you Ė I work in HR and this is a hot topic. I canít imagine having to endure having all of those teeth pulled. Iím sure you will be amazed how flexible you will become over time if you stick with the yoga.

Marlana: WELCOME BACK!!! Iíve missed you! Iím glad to hear that the storm didnít make it to you. I was thinking about you Ė it made the news here. I think that tank would make a great reward to yourself! I LOVE the idea of that challenge. I think that is exactly what I need right now. You count me in! Glad to hear that you fish seem to be doing well (except for poor Neon :( )

Well it looks like I might have a busy day a head of me so I had best be off.

Happy Monday to you all!


Marlana this attachment is for you:

02-11-2002, 11:15 AM
Good Morning~~Do I ever feel good this morning. It's just 9:00 AM and I've got my house work done. I've even done a couple of extra things. I had got to where I didn't do a darn thing until noon, and that didn't leave a lot of time to get anything done. I'm making a commitment to myself and I'm going to keep it for a change. Just doing the things I should be doing will help me a lot in getting out of food. Food is good too. I still don't have the "Challenge" "Commitment" "Contract" thing wrote out yet. I'm going to tackle it as soon as I'm through writing here. My feeling will not be hurt if you don't want to join in on it. I just feel like I need it so badly, and surly someone else on these boards will too.

Tobey~~You will most likely get in here before I do from now on. I can't believe how much you like to cook. I have a bread machine and make a loaf of bread in that once in a while. The problem is the hubby don't eat enough of it and I tend to eat way to much. I have been told by a lot of people that I make the best hot rolls ever. I will say they are so good. I would give you the recipe but I'm a dumper when it comes to cooking. I always make hot rolls for the family of people who has lost a loved one. Hubby will only eat them when they are hot. Most men would kill to have their wives bake hot rolls for them, wouldn't you know that I have the one that don't eat much bread. It wasn't my Betta Neon that died, it was a fish that is a neon. They are very little guys and hard to keep alive. But they are very bright and shinny. It was 16 degrees here this morning, but going to get up to 52 today. Not bad.

Jen~~Girlfriend I didn't forget about the challenge I made with you....BUT...what was it besides lose weight by WHEN????? I can tell you I haven't lost any weight. And that reminds me I need to weigh in and keep track of how much I lose. I thank the challenge ended on 2-14...Gees I've got 3 days. Shame on me! Sorry...start another one and I won't forget this time.

Well I've got to get my brain in gear and see if I can write up the post for the Support board. And if any of you can come up with another challenge for us, post it.

02-11-2002, 12:29 PM
Wow, I'm back in here already, and there's only a couple of posts for me to catch up on. Yesterday wasn't too exciting, cleaned the house (made me feel good) and went over to dear bf's house to watch "our shows" (Simpsons, King of the Hill, Sopranos, Sex in the City) and then I came home, read, and went to bed. Somethings up with mom. She's not talking much. She went to her parents for a few days, and came back yesterday. She doesn't hardly say 2 words, and those I have to pry out of her. She always was a distant and closed up type. I'm not going to change that now.
Tobey- If you've got anything on burnout prev, I would love it. I've sent for some articles from the school library, but who knows if they're really what I need. The paper needs to be 8-10 pages! WOW! Your grocery shopping sounds like fun. I just go to 1 store 'cuz I'm short on time. In the summer there is a great farmers market twice a week, plus my own garden!

Marlana- WELCOME BACK! Man, you sound totally motivated. I am ready for your new challenge. I had ideas flying through my mind. Now I just have to narrow it down. I think you're right though. If you get everything else straightened out, the food will just make sense and fall into place. The food is just one piece of the puzzle. Don't worry about the other challenge, I forgot all about it. I was pretty bad on some days!

Well, I guess that's it for today. Guess I need to go get a few things taken care of this morning before I go to work!

Happy and healthy,

02-11-2002, 05:44 PM
We had a really good day with our family yesterday. Everyone loved the cake and the baby played in and ate his piece. It was great to have 4 generations together celebrating birthdays.

Marlana~It is so good to have you back. :D I'm not sure what you mean by writing a contract for a challenge but I'm ready to lose some weight. I am back OP today and going to try to stay that way. I am already planning my strategy for the birthday dinner that I am fixing on Wednesday. We are having grilled steak with baked potato and salad. I think that I can manage to stay within my daily points. I took the day off today from housework and have spent it mostly on this computer cleaning up email and stuff. I had a lot of correspondence that I was behind on.

Jen~I think that nursing is such a great profession and we are lucky to have people like you willing to work at it. I sometimes wonder why some of the nurses that I meet stay with the job though. Some of them obviously don't like the work and are therefore not good at it. It is terrible to be flat on your back and at the mercy of a mean person. It sure makes us appreciate the nice ones. :lol: The cake was great and I only had one piece. I put the leftover pieces out in paper plates and washed my pan out and brought it home empty.

Tobey~It was in the high 70's in Orlando yesterday and we had a great time. I am enjoying my day off sitting at this computer by an open window right now with the Olympics playing on the TV behind me. I sure haven't gotten as much done as I thought I would but it's supposed to be a lazy day. I love some of that fake meat too. We have the veggie burgers all the time because my husband just loves them. Wow, grocery shopping at three different stores must have burned a lot of calories. :)

I can't believe it's almost dinner time already. Hope everyone had a good beginning to this week. I sure had a quite one for a change.

02-12-2002, 07:34 AM
Morning Ladies,
Sorry I've been MIA so long; I have had a nasty sinus infection, then my oldest got it, so we've been taking turns holding our heads and moaning. :eek: We're a bit better now, so hopefully back on track for me. I haven't been eating all that much, just stuff that's not good for me. I'll be back tomorrow and catch up on all the posties I missed this last week....hope everyone's doing well; Mama, sooooo glad you're back with us, and Jen, hope your family is feeling better too--hope your grandpa is doing okay. Love you all, and talk to you tomorrow!

02-12-2002, 10:58 AM

Good Morning~~Can you believe it, Ihave got my house work done. The dishes are put away, the floors are clean, the fish is fed, and I'm feeling so good. I had a hard day with food yesterday but I still come out the winner in that battle too. Today will be easier as for as the food is concerned. I thank I'm on my way to health and happiness. It's not going to be a basket of flowers, I know that, because I'm going to want to go back to what was so normal for me to do, eating and setting around an doing just what I need to, to get bye. I even weighed, :eek:Its not as if I haven't done it to myself before, I sure have many times. Hopefully never again. I didn't come into 3fc's because I had my eating habits wired. I'm a firm believer that it takes what ever it takes, and if I had to spend all this time to getting to where I am, so be it. I hope I'm in the place where I can get a lasting recovery. I want to tell you my tummy was fussing at me this morning when I got up,it wanted me to feed it. I can stand real hunger pangs, it's the obsession that gets me into food. I was pretty good at keeping my contract with myself yesterday, I just missed a couple of things. But today is the first day of the contract. After I'm through writing here, I'm going and doing all my mending. It's been months since I've done that. I tell you ladies I'm feeling better about myself this A. M.

Jen~~Glad to hear I'm not the only one that a clean house makes feel good. Have you got your contract made out yet. Post it out on the board. I've started the thread already. You are right on, the food is just one piece of the puzzle. It's our comfort and our two faced friend. God bless you for letting your Mom stay with you, I know that has got to be hard.

Skeeter~~Good to be back, I really mean that, since I'm trying to take charge of my life. If you don't understand what I mean about the contract or challenge go out on the support board and read my contract. You may not identify with any of it, maybe your perfect in every way except for your eating habits.:D If that is the case, then make a commitment to a eating plan,and try making a contract to get honest with yourself.:D Oh Oh Oh, I'm being snappy aren't I???? Hey you've got the right idea about upcoming meals, plan for them ahead of time.

Sally~~Sorry to hear about the sinus infection, been there and done that. Looking forward to hearing from you tomorrow.

That didn't take long, where is everyone???? You know I thought my puter was going down again last night. The darn key board stopped working. I turned it upside down and give it a good shake and wouldn't you know it, it was full of food crumbs.:nono: No more eating at the puter for me. You girls have got to help keep me lined out, I'll try to slip back into old habits. Hey...have a good day.

02-12-2002, 12:29 PM
Good morning everyone. Today is a holiday for me and its a good thing cause I was up pretty late last night. Some dumb movie came on at midnight and I started watching it.

I told you how I reloaded Windows 98 the other night. Well, yesterday I got on here after work and then I got the dreaded "blue" screen that told me I needed to re-install Windows again. Grrrrr!!! I haven't done it yet but I will. Otherwise I'll keep getting that screen. As long as things load ok for me now, I'll be happy.

Marlana, WELCOME BACK. WE MISSED YOU!!!! I've had to use my extended warranty a couple times for calling a tech and then I had to have another floppy disk drive installed and I need to have the tech come back and adjust it because its a little to low and I have to use tweezers to pull the floppy out. My warranty is up in October and I plan to have someone out before that to check things out. Sounds like your doing good with getting yourself back on track again. We definetly need to go for health. You know, I do better with committing to someone else than I do myself. I'm sure you can relate to that. Its something I need to work on.

Tobey, Oh yeah!!! Busy is a good word for me. One of these days I'll be back to my regular schedule at work and I'll feel normal again, whatever normal is!!!! Sometimes I just get tired of "pounding" those computer keys at work tho. When I'm backlogged, thats what I do ALL day long. OMG!!! A dozen chilli peppers!!! I couldn't of ate that. I found out something that is good if you eat something thats too hot for you and you want to stop the burn, Cream Cheese!!! I've not tried it but these people I know, swear by it. No wonder your dh didn't feel good the next day.

Sally, I'm glad you are feeling better now. You know, I cannot get rid of the sinus crap that I've had for months. I don't feel sick but its just all the drainage and stopped up nose that I'm tired of. The Dr gave me Allegra but it doesn't do much for me.

Skeeter, Next time you talk to Ellie, tell her I said hello. Sounds like the birthday party went really well. Thats cool that 4 generations were together. Oh, reading about your steaks reminded me I need to finish thawing a roast out. You know, I'm sure those show dogs are treated well, but you know, it kinda reminds me of parents who make their daughters get in beauty pagents, it just seems extreme. The dogs don't look like they are in anyway mistreated but I bet at times, they get tired of it.

Jen, Luckily your mom and grandma has you. They need someone that isn't in denial about your grandpa's situation. I tried the denial route with my mom for awhile, just because I didn't really want to face it but it didn't take long for the "realness" to slap me in the face. Its rough and I feel for all of you.

Well, I need to get off here now. I've got to go to the grocery store and we've got the sewer people coming out to blast out our line again. We are getting closer to having the sewer rerouted. I hate to spend the money but it has to be done. Take care everyone.

02-12-2002, 01:12 PM
Good morning all

Had some thing to take care of so I am in a little later than usual. Tomorrow, will be a fun day. I have a Ĺ hour presentation to make to around 45 people at work! At least it is a lunch meeting so they will have things to focus on besides me :lol: . In the mean time, I am looking forward to tonight. It is a girlsí night out. I am meeting 2 former coworkers (the 3rd couldnít make it :( ) for a night of Japanese food and gossip. We normally end up spending about 4 hours sitting the in restaurant - we get so caught up in our conversations. We only get together as a group about 2 or 3 times a year. This time I convinced them to meet at the restaurant right by my place Ė I can just walk home.

Marlana: I am also working on some personal changes. Not an easy thing but I know it is worth it. Yes, I do love to cook. Iím a good cook but still mastering the art of baking. When I cook, I am the same, I have no real recipe. I have a guideline and that is about it. However, when I bake I tend to follow the recipe very closely. My hubby is the same in some ways too. Everyone loves my cooking but dh just takes it for granted I guess. I laughed at the crumbs in your key board. I am notorious for eating in front of the computer, whether it is at work or at home. I know I shouldnít do it Ė I tend to pick mindlessly when I do it. Once I got dip on the keys of our laptop. Some how I forgot to mention that to dh! :lol: Hmmm that is going to be my change for today. When I eat, I will stop and concentrate only on eating. No more chowing down while reading, being online, playing games, etcÖ

Jen: I really have to get down and give our place a good scrubbing as well. It is funny how much better you feel with a clean home. I keep asking the kitty to do it Ė but well you see what she does all day. Here is a link that might be good to get you started with your topic: http://careerplanning.about.com/library/weekly/aa021501a.htm Here is another article that I thought you might like on a personal note: <http://www.nurseweek.com/features/97-2/burn.html> The big thing in HR right is work/life balance which ties into burn out. Let me know if you would like anything on that.

Skeeter: Glad your visit was a good one. Speaking of family, I forgot to mention in my post yesterday that I talked to my mom on the weekend. She got her stick and thought it was absolutely beautiful. Although she had to joke that it made her feel old. :lol: She plans on making good use out of it this summer. I also promise to get you your money real soon. We have just been waiting for a cheque from hubby last job that is now over due. As soon as it is here, we will send you yours. Iím sorry it is sooooooo late :nono: I am normally not this bad at paying someone. Can my kitty come hang out at your place? She keeps begging to have the windows open (she is an indoor cat and that is her only pleasure in life). Sometimes we give in and open it Ė she lasts 30 seconds and then goes off and pouts. The fake ďmeatĒ that I have become hooked on are Light Life products. They have fake chicken, beef, and my favourite Ė Salisbury steak. They are all low fat and low cal. Oh yah and very tasty. I know meat eaters who even like this brand.

Sally: Missed you! Thatís too bad about the infection. Sounds just awful! Hope you make it back soon! Take it easy.

Jojo: Happy holiday to you! Are you celebrating the Chinese New Year? Oh no Ė I guess it would be Lincolnís Birthday for you. I remember that some of our US offices were closed today as well. Apparently any type of dairy is supposed to be good to cool the heat. I tried to give him my sour cream (I was eating veggie fajitas) but he would take it. He did eat my rice which helped a bit. What a guy! Guess you could say he had some sewer problems of his own. :lol: Please donít tell him I said that. :devil:

Well it is lunchtime already. I think I will eat and then walk to the bookstore across the street to browse for a while.

Have a good one!



02-13-2002, 08:00 AM
Morning Ladies,
How's everyone this morning? I'm okay; still got a remnant of a headache, but it's better; my little girl hasn't mentioned her headache for a couple of days, so I'm going to leave well enough alone with her---she's open to the power of suggestion, so if I say anything, the drama queen will come out and she'll have the horrible headaches again.:lol: They both got excellent half-quarter progress reports, too, so I'm pleased with the new school.
Mama, you're in such a good mood lately! I'm so glad you're feeling better about yourself and everything else. I've got to go and check out the contract on that thread; I've done something of that sort at the beginning of the year, so I'll have to see if it's the same thing. One thing I need to do is go back to counting WW points. I've gotten so that I "estimate" and I've been underestimating lately. So, the book comes back out today. Daddylana better watch out tomorrow---it's Valentine's Day, and Mamalana's in a goooood mooood! :devil: :love:
JoJo, I can identify with the dreaded "blue screen" you got the other day. Monday I spent ALL DAY working on a spreadsheet for the month of January, and guess what?? I went to print it out, and got the blue screen. Sucker shut down and when I rebooted the *#*%&%& thing, my spreadsheet was all gone. I went and told my supervisor and she told me to knock off work and go home...so I did! I redid the stupid thing yesterday and got it saved, finally. How's hubby doing? Hope he's okay!
Skeeter, how're the animals?? I watched the dog show last night---I want one of each of them now! The zoo at my house will never be downsized, I don't think. I wanted the little black guy to win though---I forget what he was, but he was cute. I haven't watched a bit of the Olympics....I need to do that!
Tobey, how was girls' night out? I used to do that with a couple of my friends from time to time, pre-kids. Now the girls at girls-night-out are ages 8 and 9! Hope you had a good one!
Jen, how's it going with your mom and grandpa? Hope you're doing okay! I love King of the Hill, too...I love their voices.
Moonstone, Carol, Marybeth, have a wonderball day!
Love you all, and hope I didn't miss anyone!
:lol: :lol:

02-13-2002, 10:06 AM
Good Morning~~Things are going very good for me. I had my ever day housework done by 6:00 A M., except for one load of cloths to day and put away. I had a great day yesterday, got a lot of things done that was bugging me. I tell you I feel good about what I'm doing to get my life together. I'm having trouble with a couple of things in my commitment to myself. Walking on the treadmill...I had to make myself do that before I could have my super. And God knows I would walk a long way to get to eat. Maybe it will be easier. The other one is the hardest of all, spending some quite time with myself with no noise in the house at all. Tobey sent me something that just might help me get focused though.

Jo Jo~~I don't know why, but I haven't watched a movie on TV for ages. I just don't watch that much TV. I've had to reinstall windows 4 times on my puter, one of the times it didn't work. I looked at the bill for my puter work this morning and it was $160. So I saved $100 with the extra warranty. My commitment to myself is working well. Just have to turn it into a habit. Hope you get that sewer problem solved.

Tobey~~Thank you for the focus email, I'm going to try and apply that exercise, it might help me. I've spent a lot of time in depression. That is so much fun having a girl time out. I use to do that once a week when I belonged to OA. We all went to lunch and extended the meeting there. Now a days, I just don't want to go anywhere much. The problem people have with my cooking is I won't do it often enough. Ha Ha

Sally~~There is so much in my life that needs to be worked on. My life has gone to pot, because I've been into food and when I'm into food I get lazy and neg. and I'm just a mess. I had so much dust on my tables it looked like they was growing fur. As I said it took me 30 min this morning to get the house work done, because I keep it done as it gets messed up. Boy do I feel better about myself too. Daddylana is much happier with me I'm sure. When I get better he gets better too.

I'm off to have a great day, still have some mending to do, so I'm going to get back on that. Be good to yourselves.

02-13-2002, 10:53 AM
What a productive morning. I was up at 5:30. Hit the gym and ran 5 miles and then was at my desk before 8:30. I still have a few things to prepare for my presentation but I am pretty sure it will go well. Dinner with the girls was great. We sat in the restaurant chatting for over 3 hours. It is so much fun to catch up on old times.

Sally: Glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery. Its nice that your supervisor sent you home after getting the ďblue screen of deathĒ (thatís was dh calls it). Some times you just need to step away from those things and reapproach it with a better frame of mind. Yep, last night was a ball. I kind of have fun listening to their lives. The 2 that made it are in their 30s (one early and one late) and still single. And they like hearing about my boring married life. Congrats to your girls on the grades. You must be one proud mama!

Gee I thought I had a productive morning Ė but you had everything done as I was heading out the door!!! I am also working on making some serious changes and I have started feeling better already. It is like a fog is lifting. I feel real good. There were days that I just wanted to stay holed up at home. Of ten I would force myself to go out because I knew that I would enjoy myself once I was actually out. A lot of times I would be so tense on the way, that I would take it out on dh on the way there and that would erupt into a big fight. We would then pull into the drive way and put that fake smile on and go in. Then after about 30 minutes with friends, everything would ďmeltĒ and be fine again. I am also using that focusing article. I think it is good to challenge yourself. I am learning that I havenít really been listening to what is going on deep down. Okay enough psychobabble. So hope you do have that great day! I love your attachment!

Well it looks like that is everyone. I hope everyone has a special day. Tonight I will spend the night with dh, getting the prep work done for our romantic dinner on Valentineís day. We are going to have a picnic dinner on our living room floor.


02-13-2002, 02:01 PM
Hey everyone. :wave:

Yesterday wasn't so good food wise but I did get a 2 mile brisk walk in. As we were crossing the paved road to get to our dirt road, our friends pulled up on their motorcycles and insisted that we join them for a birthday dinner at the local restaurant. These are the same friends that both have birthdays this week. We have already planned a dinner party for them tonight. I have the salad tossed, the potatoes are ready for the oven and the steaks are ready for the grill. The cake is cooling and waiting to be iced. Hubby thought that I should bake a cake for them. I am going to have some veggie soup as soon as I finish here then do some time on the treadmill as it is rainy and cold out today.

Marlana~I checked out the other thread and it sounds like a great idea. I will start working on writing a contract as soon as I have the time. I will use some of the things that I just recently incorporated into my daily life and add some new ones also. My weight is back up to where it was when I first joined this group 2 years ago. Gaining weight is about the only thing that I can do to perfection. :D I need to laugh a little to keep from crying about it, I guess. I am going to get committed this time. I even dreamed last night about being very committed to a weight lose plan. I don't often remember my dreams so that must be a good sign. Did you get my email last night? I haven't heard from you yet today, so I wasn't sure. I'll try your address again later today.

JoJo~I will be sure to give Ellie your message. We had a good day with her and her husband then another fun time with my family Sunday. Today we are celebrating our friends birthdays with a cook out. It sure has been hard for me to stay out of food with so much entertaining going on since November. I am going to have to put my foot down with our friends about eating out so much. They eat all their meals out and are constantly inviting us along. We are going to have to start saying No Thanks.

Tobey~Sounds like a great night out with the girls. I used to spend a lot of lunches with friends when I lived and worked in Orlando. I miss that a lot. Have you watched any of the Olympics? The Canadian figure skaters were cheated out of the gold medal by the judges. The scores that were given didn't add up to the positions that they chose. It is being investigated and I sure hope something is done to reverse it. Those kids gave a perfect performance and deserve the medal to match. A news report stated that the French judge admitted making a deal. Hubby was sure glad to hear that your mom thought the walking stick was beautiful. He enjoys hearing praise like that. :lol:

Sally~It's great that you made it back in here. I know how busy you are with the job, kids and the critters. I can't seem to keep up with things around here and I don't work outside the home of have any kids here. I have been watching all the Olympics that they have shown so far. I always tape it just in case I fall asleep, which I have two nights straight. I would have been so made to miss the figure skating.

Gotta go fix some lunch. Have a great day everyone.

02-13-2002, 03:13 PM
I have been reading and enjoying all the information around. I am a 48 yrs female trying to lose 30 pounds. After trying all kind of diet but never sticking with them for more than a month I went back to ww since Jan. 22nd 2002. I started on 158 pounds and up to day I am in 154. Iam also exersicing 5 days a week and lifting weight. For the first time in my life I feel more energetic and positive that I am going to make it. In the past When it was time to go to the gym I always had an excuse for not going and this time no matter how busy I am I manage to go. I still have a long way to go but with all the encouragement that I read thru this site I will make it specially knowing that Iam not alone. Iam glad that we have this site because everytime that I feel a little bit dissapointed on myself for not loosing any pound at all during one week I just come back here read all the post from other people and believe me make me feel much better and happy to be part of this group. Thank you soo much. God Bless;)

02-13-2002, 04:22 PM
Hello Yíall :wave:

Sorry Iíve been MIA for so long, but last week turned into :devil:week starting Tuesday when we were told that our jobs were moving the Dayton, OH. I know Iíve been expecting it, but it was just the fact of actually being told, seeing how few Westvaco people were appointed to key positions and such. Then on Thursday I was told that I had to say yea or nay to moving to Dayton and that the move would be taking place sometime around July/August. Sometime between now and the first part of March I will be told what my termination date is and the amount of my Ďrestructuringí benefits. Iíve been in such a funk, Iíve been drinkingÖI was reading one of Nora Robertsís novels set in Ireland and got 2 bottles of Baileyís Irish CreamÖeating chocolate like there is no tomorrow,:nono: and I canít sleep. Iíve called the Doctorís but canít get an appointment till the 26th although they are going to try and Ďfit me iní earlier if possible. The not sleeping is the worse I think, Iím such a crab to everyone, such a low tolerance level.

I feel that Iíve lost all control. I know what I should be doing, but I just canít seem to get it together. :?: I do have an appointment Friday [15h] with the counselor and that may help but Iíve got to get a handle on this eating! I do OK at work, itís when I get home and am there by myself I just canít seem to stop myself. Then Iíve not been able to motivate myself into the gym either. God, how did it get so bad so quick???:?:

Sorry to come in and dump, but I knew that it was a good way to start myself back into my routine. I went out at lunch and got a good pair of running shoes and as Marlana keeps saying Today is the first day of the rest of my life!

Decided to make hubby :love: stuffed cabbage for Valentine's Day, itís his favorite and heís trying so hard to cheer me up when things are looking bad for him on the railroad right nowÖthey cut another yard job this week, thatís 2 since the beginning of the year.

Well, now that Iíve completely depressed everyone with the state of woes here in Virginia, Iíll say goodbye for now and catch you all tomorrow! Sounds like everyone has been busy and fairly well.


02-13-2002, 04:34 PM
Hello Yíall :wave:

Sorry Iíve been MIA for so long, but last week turned into :devil:week starting Tuesday when we were told that our jobs were moving the Dayton, OH. I know Iíve been expecting it, but it was just the fact of actually being told, seeing how few Westvaco people were appointed to key positions and such. Then on Thursday I was told that I had to say yea or nay to moving to Dayton and that the move would be taking place sometime around July/August. Sometime between now and the first part of March I will be told what my termination date is and the amount of my Ďrestructuringí benefits. Iíve been in such a funk, Iíve been drinkingÖI was reading one of Nora Robertsís novels set in Ireland and got 2 bottles of Baileyís Irish CreamÖeating chocolate like there is no tomorrow,:nono: and I canít sleep. Iíve called the Doctorís but canít get an appointment till the 26th although they are going to try and Ďfit me iní earlier if possible. The not sleeping is the worse I think, Iím such a crab to everyone, such a low tolerance level.

I feel that Iíve lost all control. I know what I should be doing, but I just canít seem to get it together. :?: I do have an appointment Friday [15h] with the counselor and that may help but Iíve got to get a handle on this eating! I do OK at work, itís when I get home and am there by myself I just canít seem to stop myself. Then Iíve not been able to motivate myself into the gym either. God, how did it get so bad so quick???:?:

Sorry to come in and dump, but I knew that it was a good way to start myself back into my routine. I went out at lunch and got a good pair of running shoes and as Marlana keeps saying Today is the first day of the rest of my life!

Decided to make hubby :love: stuffed cabbage for Valentine's Day, itís his favorite and heís trying so hard to cheer me up when things are looking bad for him on the railroad right nowÖthey cut another yard job this week, thatís 2 since the beginning of the year.

Well, now that Iíve completely depressed everyone with the state of woes here in Virginia, Iíll say goodbye for now and catch you all tomorrow! Sounds like everyone has been busy and fairly well.


02-13-2002, 10:33 PM
Hi everyone

The day went by so fast I sort of felt like I didn't get much done. I had all these piddly things to do to get my regular work ready to do. I'll be on the puter all day tomorrow.

This is going to be a quick post. My right wrist is really bothering me tonight for some reason. I've got mild carpal tunnel in it but its never been this sore. My fingers just don't want to go where I want them to go.

I am just going to say hello to everyone and I'll post to you tomorrow.

Take care.

02-14-2002, 12:25 PM

Well today I am all decked out in bright red top with matching red socks! :lol: I am looking forward to our romantic dinner tonight. Unfortunately, I was up until 11:00 last night doing all of the prep work. So it better be good! I just hope I donít fall asleep right after dinner. :devil: It is also my BIL birthday today. I feel kind of bad for him. I think that everyone should have the right to be totally selfish on their b-day. But he has to be sweet to his wife on his and do special things for her. Oh well Ė he doesnít seem to mind.

Skeeter: You sure have a lot of birthday celebrations this month! To tell you the truth I havenít really watched much Olympics at all. But I am sure that will change starting tomorrow Ė the Canadians play their first hockey game. I have already been instructed by dh that we have to be home by 6:00 for the game start. Iím just happy that its starts tomorrow and not tonight! I have been following the skating scandal though. Skating just seems to always be plagued with these sorts judging scandals. Thatís too bad. Your hubby deserves praise for those sticks (he also deserves some $$ too!).

Taina: Welcome. Congratulations on your loss. Your weight is very similar to where I was when I started losing (I have lost close to 50 pounds and maintained it for just over a year Ė Iím 5í0Ē). This site is definitely full of encouragement. The group on this board is fantastic. We have women of all sizes from all different backgrounds. Everyone is just super. Hope you stick around and get to know us and let us get to know you. Again Ė welcome

Mb: You poor thing! What a week from H-E-double hockey sticks! I know what it feels like be on that roller coaster and to feel like you have no control. I think coming here and just ďtalkingĒ is a good first step. I hope your meeting with your counsellor tomorrow will do you some good as well. I think it was a great move to pick up some good running shoes. Thatís nice that hubby is being very supportive. Iím sure this is hard on him too. Hopefully you can have a little romance tonight over some stuffed cabbage and forget your worries for a while. Stay strong!

Jojo: Hello to you. Thatís too bad about your wrist. As part of my presentation yesterday, I brought in an occupational therapist to speak on agronomy and repetitive strain disorders. Sounds like you could use her right now. Be careful with your wrist Ė you donít want something like that to get worse!

Well thatís all for now. I sure hope everyone has some hot dates planned for tonight. :devil:


02-15-2002, 04:02 PM
Good Afternoon Ladies~~Boy I thought I would never get to turn on my puter today. I had to do a good cleaning of my living room today the way I used to do it. You know dust everything and make it shinny and pretty. Also got to getting creative too. I'm just doing things as I come to them and its working out so well. However I am very tired. I'm staying up at night until the Olympics go of and that makes for not enough sleep.

Tobey~~ I am so upset about the little couple skaters that got cheated out of their gold medal, It was so clear who won that medal. Can you believe it, the damn judges cheat. Boy I can't believe it, you run 5 miles before work. Just proves we can do it if we set our minds to it.I must have my reminder unchecked on my puter. I'm sorry, I missed your birthday, will you forgive me. Hey hard for hubby to forget your birthday. I bet your dinner last night was a fun fest, I hope so. I can just see you all decked out in red yesterday, Oh to be so small.

Skeeter~~Girlfriend if your back to walking again that is a very good beginning. You have so many things going on all the time. What has happened, you didn't use to go this much. Girl didn't you know that food has a very quite voice that only compulsive eaters can hear, you know like a dog and sharp noises. I'm having a real hard time getting used to this new keyboard. Almost like the other one but the feel is different.

Marybeth~~Sorry to hear about your job. It just seems like a person can never get ready for something like that. I was shocked when you said you had been drinking, I don't know why. But I do admire how honest you was about it, most of us would have kept that a secret. I sure understand why your out of sorts. Man what a blow. You will come out of this funk, we always do. Who knows maybe you'll find a much better job. You can dump any time you want to, that's why we are here. You take care of yourself, and don't you stay out of here too much, we will worry about you, DO YOU HEAR ME???? I took zoloft one time a few years ago, I finally took myself off. I thank a person should take something if they need it. And for God's sake don't compare your romantic like to that of Tobey, that girl always has something up her sleeve along the lines of romance. I'm glad your mom is going to live somewhere else, it's just some added stress off of you. She will be fine there and will end up being happy there too when she gets used to it.

Jo Jo~~I am so glad your hubby has found a job, and working with trucks should be a pretty steady one, they will always be needed.I hate that numbness at night too. Right now mine has let up some. In the spring when I go out and start working again, it will flare up again. It didn't cost me anything to get my puter fixed, the warranty I bought paid for it. I did have to buy the new keyboard, but it only cost 9.49, can you believe they sell them that cheap.Good attitude about the days furlough, use it for yourself and enjoy the day.
Terasa~~I thought you was gone for good. So glad to see your post roll up. My Lord girlfriend, what else could happen to you. I hope insurance paid for all your stuff. Sometimes it is hard just to be on line friends. Sometimes I feel the need just to hug someone, that's how I feel right now, I would just like to hug you and say we've all gained weight, don't worry about what you have gained, it can be lost again. "This to shall pass." We care about you, just keep coming in.

Jen~~I know what it feels like for blood sugar to drop out. When I'm eating right and losing weight I have to watch what I eat for breakfast or mine will drop out in about an hour after I eat. I have not eat any starch or sugar at all the first meal of the day. But after that I'm OK. My blood pressure seems to be getting better early mornings. Maybe its because the meds are really getting built up in me, maybe because I have a better attitude, or maybe because I'm eating much less and eat less salt. It was 156\80 this morning, beats the heck out of 177\97 doesn't it??

I thank I got everyone, sure hope so. OH I got a new camera like Skeeter got but I haven't had time to learn to use it yet. I don't thank I told you all yet, but I found a 20.00 bill yesterday, so run onto this camera and put 30 to go with it and bought it. I hope it works, Skeeter's does. Until tomorrow, be good to yourself.
Teresa...the attachment is for you.

02-15-2002, 04:04 PM