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
02-14-2002, 12:43 PM
Well, here I am again....
Food has been awful, exercise non-existant, and I am PMSing. I am a flake, what can I say. It's down to the final days before my DH leaves. Tomorrow is his last day at work. I won't be back on until after he leaves most likely. We have things planned to do with the family.
Once he goes, I want to concentrate on ME. I want a routine!! I crave a routine!! I NEED a routine!! So I WILL be back. Thanks for all your understanding and patience with such an on-again-off-again flake like me. :^:
Hello to the newbies! Hope to get to know you when I get back!
Talk at ya later,
02-14-2002, 03:06 PM
Hey, I'm back...
I've SO many things to do but I NEED to get here to post...it really helps to focus...I'm doing very well with the food, still writing down everything, what an eye opener! For instance, last night at work, they gave us cake, I guess for Valentine's Day...although my first thought was that they over-ordered and didn't want any to go to waste! I wasn't going to have any, but I did...justifying it by saying, well, I'll just count the points, I NEED this! (bad night, you know...funny, eating the cake didn't make it any better!) It wasn't that good, I'm more of a carrot cake kind of gal, this was one of those fluffy white confections with strawberries in the middle.:p Neverthless, I ate it. I counted the points all right, when I got home...ALL 12 OF THEM!! :devil: :devil: Geez, that's one third of my day's total! But, I still consider my eating to be going well because I AM counting the points...those 12 points will be countd towards my total and not just chalked up as another "freebie!" So, I know exactly what you mean by the 'victory' despite the SNARF-fest, Tina...by being aware of what's going into our mouths, and accounting for it, we are VICTORIOUS! Way to go on the weight loss, by the way!
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y M A R Y !!!!
I wanted to address each one of you, but now I need to get over to the school to pick up homework for my little guy, then I had better go find dh's MAC card! I have this problem with misplacing them:(
I'll try to check back later...
02-14-2002, 06:27 PM
I never made it to the movies... got side tracked. I did get my hair cut and went shopping and got LOTS of stuff for the back patio. I want it to be gorgeous this spring and summer.
Also got myself a new bra. :o I didn't find the Playtex 18 hour 4395. I think it was one of those Wonder Bras.... because I kept wondering just how far can these babies sag. :lol: :lol: LOL LOL
I made the decision to take my hubby out for Valentines Day.
He will be shocked. LOL He LOVES those slot machines so I am taking him tonight. I also got him some sweets for my sweets... but I will leave them alone.
Just dropped in for a minute. I will be back tonight.
Oh, I almost forgot. So many of you have said so many nice things about me. I just want to say THANK YOU.
Here are some roses for ALL of you. :love:
Okay, I have to run and unload my car. I bought soooo much. :eek:
02-14-2002, 10:40 PM
Thanks for all the birthday wishes. The day went well. I worked at the flower shop from 7:30 till 5:00 boy my feet hurt. We went to ladies circle tonight to a steak supper. I made my better than sex dessert it was all eaten. I'll post the recipe Sunday.
DH got me amethist earrings, two oriental small teapots, two cards,three roses. My son got me a musical snow globe. My aunt got me a ceramic lady figurine. My secret sister got me a pot plant and baloon. Well I'll go for now hope all of you had a great day.
02-15-2002, 03:18 AM
Happy Birthday Mary and Happy Valentine's,
I had a wonderful day considering I have only a doggie sweetheart. :) I enjoyed everyone's lovely red rose bouquets (3 of them) and blush rose bouquets. It was a slow day at work, perfect for a recovering sick person like me. My TOM is ending and I feel wonderful. Those long PMS episodes I'm experiencing are tough. Plateaus and chocolate. I'm glad I can get back OP.
I'll aerobicize tomorrow to Richard. Saturday, I'm going to pick up litter for highway cleanup. Hope the weather holds.
02-15-2002, 09:53 AM
Hi everyone! :wave: Just another quickie before I head out to play with more bras! :lol: For my Fun Friday I am sending you this piece on water that my loving husband sent to me. I'll be back later to post, I promise.
75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%. One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100%of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less
likely to develop bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water you should every day?
Of course, too much water may have strange side effects
02-15-2002, 10:25 AM
Does this one come in leopard???
02-15-2002, 12:04 PM
Oh my goodness Thinthinker. :eek:
That is most definitly a Wonder Bra.... I wonder how she stands up... I wonder if they can burst... and I wonder how much those babies cost her. $$$ :lol: :lol:
Good morning everyone.
I feel bad coming here again and not able to respond to everyone.
This is the surprise weekend my husband has planned for my birthday, plus.... I got a phone call and my dad is in the hospital.
I just wanted to let you know I will be gone for a few days.
Today is FUN FRIDAY. This was created so we quit waiting until we lose our weight to do FUN things in our life. LIVE ... don't just sit back and watch your life go by. Make yourself do something you have always wanted to do. HAVE SOME FUN. Even if you feel funny doing it.
I have surprise for my hubby. I am taking some silly string with us.... my husband will really be surprised. :devil: LOL
Will see you all when I get back. :wave:
02-15-2002, 02:28 PM
What the heck happens when that comes off?
02-15-2002, 08:00 PM
Malia: Thanks for the quote from your book. We won't give up on ourselves or each other.
Tina: GREAT will power AND follow through!!!
Well, Thin, what is there to say? Except I WILL be drinking my water!!!
Jen: we will be here waiting for your return.
2Cute: Sorry to hear about your Dad. Hope your are back soon. The reason my "renewal" is Saturday is because I don't have time during the week. I want it to be long and thoughtful. I have been making lists and planning in my head all week but Saturday will be my "put it on paper" day. Silly String...hmmm the possibilites..... :devil:
Sure hope someone is around this weekend!!!!
All day renewal of ME tomorrow and then at night I will be going out to dinner.
02-15-2002, 09:46 PM
Hope all of you lovely ladies have a good day and I'll see you tomorrow. Oh yeaThin is that your photo;)
Where is everyone? DH took me out for my birthday dinner. I over ate. We went to Macaroni Grill. I had a drink (It is my Birthday). I ordered a chicken pasta dish taht was good but they give you way to much pasta I just ate a little but the bread is to die for. Then they asked if we wanted dessert and of course I did DH and I shared a dessert sample plate it had a small piece of Tiramasu, a piece of Chocolate cake they put a candle in it and a piece of cheese cake with strawberries. Oh well fiddly de de tomorrow is another day.:lol:
Oh I forgot my Ex mother-in-law died today so I have to go to the viewing.
02-15-2002, 11:46 PM
Thin, was that some gulp or what. :eek: Water does your body good. Flotation devices. Why in the world why would someone do that to herself?
2cute, I hope you're dad's okay. Enjoy your weekend, you lucky lady. You, hubby, and silly string. Don't forget the water.
Lucky, I'll be around this weekend. I bought a cdburner and will be around the computer quite a bit. I love long weekends. Water and all that silly stuff.
02-16-2002, 12:38 AM
Well it has been awhile since posting last, but I am finally back. I started my new job on Monday, and it has been very, very stressful. I feel like a fish out of water. So much to learn, before I will feel comfortable at my job again. Needless to say, food has been a disaster! I am still exercising at least once a day, but I weighed myself and am up at least 3 pounds. I have decided to wimp out and not go to WW for weigh in on Saturday. I know I should go, but honestly, I can't handle it right now. I have decided to give myself tomorrow as a vacation day from WW and start over again.
I am so stressed about this job. It is 12:30 am right now and I could only sleep about 3 hours, before I woke up thinking about the job. Now I can't fall back asleep. To top the stress level off, one of my staff (actually she is my principal accountant) has a herniated disk and may have to go on sick leave from work. This will mean that I won't have the person who technically has been running the show at the office since her boss retired back in October. I haven't learned this person's duties yet, so if she goes off, her knowledge goes with her. I am stressing big time......
Failure, however, is not an option. I want to do the best job possible. I need to focus.....
Anyhow, I am rededicating myself to weightloss. In order to do that, I need you all's patience and support. First off, I am going to begin posting my daily food intake, exercise, water, etc... on this site on (hopefully) a daily basis. I want to make myself accountable. On that basis, I plan to take the time everyday to come to this site and read and post. I haven't been able to do this lately and it is costing me.
So anyhow, this is my plan. I need this to work, now more than ever, or the stress is going to kill me and push me back.
I am also, not going to eat the last bag of M&M crispies that we have in the house. I am going to have my husband place them out of reach. I am going to have a great OP weekend, which is something I have NEVER been able to say. I am going to do this!
So, now that I have had my pity party, it is time to move on. I am back.....
02-16-2002, 02:47 PM
Howdy, ladies! :wave: Guess my water article has caused quite a stir. :lol: Please don't forget that it was my DH who sent it to me, all I did was pass it on! :rolleyes:
It feels so good for it to be Saturday. My e-mail address is changing and it is a pain in the A$$!!! For my personal contacts, it's no big deal, but I work for so many companies that contact me via e-mail that I have had to visit all of their sites and update my profile in order to change it! :spin:
Food has not been real good this week. I have gotten into the chocolate and peanut butter cups again. :o I'm not sure what WI Monday will look like, but I'm afraid it won't be pretty.
Katrina: I'm not sure about leopard, but I'll bet it's an underwire!!!
2cute: Sorry to hear about your dad. He's not even the fragile one. I hope he's ok. [[[hugs]]] I'm glad hubby came around and is trying to make up for birthday woes. Have a wonderful time! * Silly string??? Oh my!!! I bet that will be as much fun as my body painting chocolate I bought for our trip to Niagara Falls! :D
LuckyLadyBug: I'm around this weekend. I was hoping that DH would go out with me and look for a new suit (for him). He has lost so much weight that all he has to do is wiggle his little touchie and his pants fall off! We have 2 weddings, a graduation and my class reunion to go to that will require a suit, not to mention he is still looking for a new job and needs one to interview in. But no............NASCAR is on TV and so guess who would rather sit on his A$$ and not do anything????
Mary: NO!!! That is NOT my photo!!! :p I'm so glad you had a nice birthday! Macaroni Grill is wonderful! It's so easy to indulge there.
Malia: I always said I was bouyant! :lol: BTW, your gif attachment could be viewed as somewhat obscene, or maybe it's where my mind is today!!!!!
Susie: Wow! Sounds like you're up to your A$$ in aligators!!! I'm sure the new job will smooth out for you, but it's always stressful to start with. I hope you don't lose your chief support/informer right away. That would be really hard to take. * I'm sorry you decided to skip your WI, but I'm glad you're committed to coming here and letting us keep you on track and accountable. Have a good weekend.
Andria: Your article was wonderful! What a great writer you are! I wish I could put my thoughts down like that. Good Job!!! :)
Well girls, I'm going to give the hubby the old one two! I hear him channel surfing so the race must be over and maybe I can make him reconsider......I can be very persuasive!!! ;) Take care, I'll talk to you all later.
"You've got to take the initiative and play your game...Confidence makes the difference." - Chris Evert
02-16-2002, 03:27 PM
Here we are, the weekend warriors! It IS possible to stay OP on the weekends, isn't it?? You bet is is! Find something fun to do, that does not include eating! I thought about doing some housework and then immediately reconsidered, "NO WAY!" It's 57 degrees out, I'm going outside, who cares what the house looks like! Actually I did enough yesterday to make it passable, that was my exercise: scrubbing the bathtub and the kitchen floor. :p :lol:
My daughter, two of her friends and I saw 'Les Miserables' last night...love that show! That was my 5th time seeing it...:dizzy:
Grannie, I LOVE the bread at Macaroni Grill! Could just consume that and be happy...and stuffed! I'm with you, Scarlett, Fiddle dee, dee, birthdays come but once a year!
Thin...I have to admit, when I was scrolling down and saw the top of that pic, I thought, "Oh, neat, she's sent her picture!" :eek: :eek: :eek:
Susie, hang in there with the job...it's hard starting a new job...like I would know, I haven't done that in 26 years! Good for you for refocusing weight loss efforts, come here every day and post!! We'll be here!
Lucky, did I miss something? What do you mean Renewal of me? Is that something you do or just an expression?
Malia, are the highways clean again? We used to do that with Cub Scouts...geez, some of the junk that we would haul away! Shame that some people think the world is their garbage can!
Jen, how are you holding up? Come see us when you're ready!
Andria, how are you? Did you do any gardening? Today is a perfect day here for it! It's like spring outside, I gotta get off this computer and get outside!
2cute...silly string? Is that strong enough for those bondage games?
Okay, that's it for me...I need some sunshine on my brain...and not ultraviolet computer rays boring into my skull...I'll check back later...hope i didn't miss anyone! Have a great Saturday!
02-16-2002, 05:02 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Hey, my gif was innocent, honestly. Yes, the highways are clean. It took one hour, it was an easy hour compared to the charity walks and fair we hold for the community. My cough broke up too from the exercise and sunshine. I finally packed up my christmas village or renamed olympic village. It's time for spring. I'm going to take my winter comforter to the laundromat next week and will lay out my spring one. I was also looking at dress patterns. Think I'll sew this weekend.
We're off to the mall. See ya,
02-16-2002, 05:12 PM
Wow, 200 posts. Yikes get a life.
02-16-2002, 06:38 PM
Thin: I made your Snickers today and noticed they don't LOOK like the ones from my former recipe. I used chocolate ice cream - but they are still good.
Susie: I too am re-dedicating myself to this weight loss issue. I want to REALLY concentrate on following by calorie intake for one week. If I can just show myself I can do it - the sky is the limit. I get my water in but do not journal (a dirty word in my world) or exercise. So, I will promise myself to do this one week just to prove I can!!!!
02-16-2002, 06:48 PM
Kat and Malia I missed the second page and didn't see you when I first posted.
Remember last month when I had that terrible flu. Well, I quit drinking coffee in the morning - just made my stomach turn thinking about it. I haven't picked up the habit again and notice I don't get "snack" attacks in the morning anymore either. They have wonderful food at our meetings at work and I don't even feel tempted. Might be onto something so I thought I would pass it on. I have had coffee with my lunch but so I still drink it, just not first thing in the morning.
57 out WOW you luck, Kat. It was only 40 here but I did go out and rake a little. Love this weather we are having.
Do you sew a lot, Malia? I used to but not so much anymore. I was trying to plan out where all those wonderful roses of mine will be growing once Spring gets here....I can't wait.
02-16-2002, 08:43 PM
Okay, here is my food journal for today. I didn't get all my water in, but I did exercise and within my points.
Breakfast (I don't eat that many breakfast foods):
Fat Free Chicken Patties on Lite Bread (6)
2 glasses 2% milk (6)
FF Chicken Patties on Lite Bread (leftovers from breakfast) (6)
Wow Chips (2oz) (2 points)
16 oz water
Tuna fish, lettuce, tomato, and onion with lite miracle whip and lite bread (7 points ??)
Wow Dorito Chips (1 oz) (2 points)
Skinny Cow (2)
Exercise: 1 hour on the bike (burned 614 calories)
35.5 points (estimated) used
less 3 points for exercise
32.5 points used for the day
I need to write down all the point counts for the different varieties of Wow chips and refigure the tuna, but other than that....
Overall, I did great considering it is the weekend and usually I go over 50 points....
02-16-2002, 09:37 PM
Hi all! It's been a few crazy days for me, and I haven't done as well as I would like. I'm going to try, try, again though! On the 14th, I just got a new computer, photo printer, and scanner. It's probably going to take me a while to figure everything out, but it's fun trying! I only had Webtv before, so this is alot more complicated. I also have a new addition to my family, my friend bought me a baby parakeet! It's a pretty blue-green color, and pretty tame already. Now I just have to think of a name! Well, have to go drink some water, bye for now!:dizzy:
02-16-2002, 10:14 PM
Hi all Just a quick post. I was at the funeral home most of the day. My ex never did get there but I did see my two daughters and their daughters. I hardly ever see them(they are really my ex's daughters but I helped raise the youngest and I am close to the oldest).
well I'll go and see you tomorrow.
02-17-2002, 12:27 AM
I'll be quick, I've been in better moods. I've just received bad news. My coworker passed away this morning. He had a heart attack at work. Emergency personnel came to the office. He never recovered consciousness. This reminds me of my dad dying last year and how I vowed to lose weight for health reasons alone. Seven months have gone by and I lost 10lbs. I'm in such a rut. Why can't I wake up and make the right decisions. I've been carrying this weight for 26 years. When will I get it.
I have to go now. Hopefully next time I'll be in better spirits.
02-17-2002, 09:40 AM
Good morning all...
So sorry to hear about your co worker, malia...scary, isn't it? You just never know what's going to happen...all the more reason to make each moment count! (This coming from the woman who spent all of last night on the couch watching TV!) In my defense, I was EXHAUSTED from the previous day;worked Thursday night, 3 hrs sleep, show Fri night, didn't get to bed til about 3 AM...If I let myself get TOO run down, I get sick and I don't want to do that! But I digress...again, I'm truly sorry, Malia.
I'm contemplating a trip to the gym...I think I'm going to use the treadmill for a bit, some weights then a swim and a sit in the sauna...I need to take advantage of this alone time...my boys won't get home till late this afternoon, daughter sleeping in...I have no excuses! JUST DO IT! OK, here I go...
Will report progress later...
Have a good day, all!
02-17-2002, 10:09 AM
Valorie: How is the new computer working out? Isn't it fun.
Malia: Through my working life I have had a few of my co-workers die, one right at work, the rest when they got home and it is a very unsettling feeling even if you don't know them very well. 10 IS 10 pounds gone so be thankful for that. You have started and you come here so you have taken two steps in the direction you want to go in - losing weight. One of my motivations in losing weight is the same but yet different reason from you. My Mom died many years ago but now that leaves my nieces and nephews without a Grandma. Since I am their oldest Aunt I feel some obligation to be the older teacher and "person who loves them the most" (besides their parents).
What am I teaching them being overweight? Well, Malia I have to really thank you for sharing your story because I was losing motivation and in replying to you I got it back - my BIG reason to lose this weight and be healthy.
Kat I will be checking in for your progress report from the gym.
02-17-2002, 12:00 PM
Hey everyone :)
Prism, I read your post and just wanted to reach through and give you a hug. I also wanted to point out the progress that has come with your 10 lbs. of weight loss. The scale represents your physical weight only. It doesn't show fat lost and muscle gained. It can't show improvement to your lung capacity or how much stronger your heart has become. Lower cholesterol won't show either. 10 lbs. means much more than that number on the scale.
Lucky, your post caught me up as well. My MIL called the other night and spoke with my oldest daughter. When my daughter got off the phone, she was obviously unhappy. Turns out MIL was pestering her about her waistline yet again. MIL assumes that because I'm overweight, my children will be as well. No matter how often I explain to her that I have a daily exercise regimen and how I monitor food choices for the entire family and have been working to teach my daughters, she just can't get it. To her, I am fat and that is that. I have to look to myself to make sure of the example I am setting for my girls. Losing this weight is a big part of that example.
There are a ton more responses to do today, but I can't right now. DH started working a second job, so I can't laze around on Sunday mornings anymore. At least the second job should have us back in the black within two months. After that we can work on getting our savings built back up. Last year was rough on our finances! Anyway, my youngest is clamoring for her breaky. Catch you all later!
02-17-2002, 12:38 PM
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