Support Groups - Home of the Loozing Floozies....(#12)




Sherry
02-18-2002, 10:16 AM
Hi...........:wave:

Here at McSkinneys,Our mission is to motivate,support and lose those pounds & inches.We must keep those loozing floozies loosing!!:D

Please feel free to join our group of wonderful ladies.Come on in....give us YOUR motivation, support & ideas.Would love to have ya!!:)


Sherry
02-18-2002, 10:24 AM
Don't forget to go back to #11 and read the last few posts there......We have a new friend! Her name is Gail!!:)

ShelleyM
02-18-2002, 11:00 AM
Welcome Gail!! We are so happy to have you become a part of this awesome and crazy group of wonderful ladies!!

Just jogged 5.5 miles and feeling a little light-headed. It's so nice not to have to go to work today!

To those of you who work at schools: When is your Spring Break? Mine is March 25.

Gayle-Looking forward to sseing you over at WW Online.


Spin
02-18-2002, 11:09 AM
Just wanted to say hello, I have not been able to post for weeks now. Why I dont know, computer problems!! Enjoy the holiday.:D

DebbieA
02-18-2002, 03:31 PM
Afternoon girls :wave:

School was out here today for teacher's in-service but I had to work and go to a meeting. So I went in this morning alittle late and got off early. Not bad for a Monday...huh. Just one of the perks of being the boss..LOL.

Welcome Gail :D So glad you picked our group to join. I hope you find all the support and :love: you need to lose your weight. This is a great bunch of gals!! Look forward to getting to know you.

I guess you just go day after day just waiting for something to click in your brain , because then you will know you have to do this thing once in for all. This morning I was trying to find something comfortable to wear to work. After trying on several pairs of jeans, I had to get the size 18 jeans { BACK} out of the closet. Because even the SIZE 16 stretch jeans seemed to tight. The scales doesn't say I've gained any weight but I sure haven't LOST any weight in months either.
It was like something clicked.....because I sure don't want to drag out the 24 jeans ever again.!!! SO I am going to get this last 25 pounds off!! Once in for all!!! I have been more determined today than I have been in months. I AM GOING TO DO THIS THANG!!!!!
Sorry.....just wanted to share that EYE-OPENING experience with everyone...:lol:

Hope eveyone is having a GREAT afternoon!!
Will post more later....hugs...deb

gdeann
02-18-2002, 03:37 PM
WELCOME BACK SPIN!!!!
Seem's like the fat magnet has attached it's self to a few of us!!! I am more determined then ever!! I will be the first to admit that I had became very lazy with my plan and now is the time to move on... my clothes are once again getting tighter instead of looser.
To all of you getting a day off: ENJOY!!!!!!!!!
Shelley: checking out more of the site now, I hope I will be able to figure this whole point thing out!!!!

Vicki
02-18-2002, 06:17 PM
Welcome to our place you will be glad you did.

Gayle,Sherry,Debbie,Carol,Shelley I am thinking of joining you with the weight watchers.....


Well called the doctors office and may have to have more tests run. Why, I don't know my primary doctor knows and been treating my for parathyroid problem for 2 yrs. now ...But more putting it off. They wait to long I may just not have this surgery.

Things otherwise are holding their own.


When I smile the people around me smile also.

Try it.

Vicki

Sherry
02-18-2002, 07:42 PM
Howdy Floozie Friends.........:wave:

Today was a OP day for me!!!:) I hope all of ya'lls were too!!

I was off work today and spent the day driving out in the country with Mom & Dad.It was a nice day.I'm slowly getting out of my bad mood so I feel like today helped.

Vicki...........I'm not on WW. I'm eating small portions and watching my fat intake.I don't think I would be good at WW because I'm sooooooo bad when it comes to keeping track of my meals,etc. Good luck with all the tests.

I was going to post to everyone but I've got a lot to do before bed since I wasn't here to do it this morning.

My weigh-in this morning was BAD!!! I had gained 4 lbs!! But I started today back on plan so I KNOW I can do it!!!!!

Monday Feb.18th..........178 lbs.

Love Ya'll...:love:
Sherry (Sher-Bear):cool:

Gailsy13
02-18-2002, 08:28 PM
Hi everyone! Thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome here. For those of you wonder what exercise I'm doing, I'm a walker. In fact I used to walk regularly 4 hours a day, that of course was before giving birth..hahahha. Now I try and do three or 4, 20 minute stints and a longer 45 min walk after work. However being sick off and on the past month, haven't done too much walking, but feeling so much better today. Ready to get back into those ole walking shoes.

Had a lovely day meeting friends at the S. Coast Plaza, with our kidlets in Costa Mesa, CA. Then we had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe...sort of like a Disneyland minitheme park, with animated elephants, tigers, alligators, monkeys and fish tanks everywhere. This was my first time eating out since beginning my healthy eating plan on Jan. 7. I had the grilled chicken sandwich, a small dinner salad and left all of the fries. My 2 year old had a pizza and at the whole thing herself. I wasn't even tempted to steal a slice. It was a minichild's pizza. We then did some mallwalking. I probably had more calories and carbos than on a typical day, but felt that I chose a healthy selection and did not overeat. Going out to lunch every now and then is good for the soul!

Anyway, thanks for your welcoming notes and unconditional acceptance. I really do believe that I am truly blessed and feel even though I am not at my idea weight, life is pretty perfect most of the time. I may not get to post in here as often as I like...time constraints during the week, but that doesn't mean that I don't care about ya all. In fact, some of the best friends I have to this day, are those I met through online BBS's way before there ever was an Internet.

So on to a great week of drinking lots and lots of H20, happy cheery thoughts and lots of exercise.

Hugs!

Gail

siamese
02-18-2002, 11:48 PM
shelly m.



do you have to have a credit card?
i dont have one i want on!
doni

Carol101
02-19-2002, 07:34 AM
A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all of their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead.

Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

This story teaches three lessons:

1. There is power of life and death in the tongue.
An encouraging word to someone who is down
can lift them up and help them make it through the day.

2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be
what it takes to kill them. Be careful of what you say.
Speak life to those who cross your path.

3. You can do whatever you set your mind to. Just don't
let others make you believe you can't.

Wanted to share this with all of you. Really makes you think. At least it did me.

I will post more tonight when I have time.

Have a great day!!!

gdeann
02-19-2002, 09:35 AM
Thank you Carol for the note. It might just be frogs in the story, but it delivers a powerful message!!! I know personally with my dieting, it all depends on my "mind set". And I know in the past, I have set myself up to fail. Thanks again for sharing!!!
Gail, I'm glad to see you post again!!! Make it back whenever you can and remember we are here if you need us!!!
Deb, Sher and Shelley: Did you guy's enjoy the day off??? Hope you all stayed out of trouble!!!!!!
Vickster: I was just teasing you about MIL. tee-heee... I know how much you like the ol' gal!!!! Pick a time to chat soon!!!!!
Well, I had day #1 of the WW online plan. I made it through the day with no mistakes, it will take awhile to catch on to the whole point thing instead of watching my fat and calories so much. It really looks like it will be an easy plan to follow, plus you can budget for fast food or whatever and still lose. Wish me luck!!!!
I'm off for a busy day of it, you guys take care!!!! Love, Gayle

ShelleyM
02-19-2002, 11:16 AM
Gayle-Good luck on WW online. Let me know your name on the board, so I can talk to you over there!

Deelite
02-19-2002, 12:23 PM
Hi Ladies :dizzy:

I have been reading the posts but haven't had the energy to post. I doing ok though. Starting to pick up again.
My lady from home care never came today to clean the house. I hope that she can make it another day this week. I am not to sure if I can wait it out 2 weeks without cleanning the house. I am one of those neat freaks! :D

Happy be-lated anniversary Sherry. I hope it was a great one. Sherry I really hope that your pulling out of the blues state. It can be a struggle and it definitly has an effect on what you eat. That is wonderful that you had a good on program day. It will motivate you to stick to it today. Yesterday was a good day for me too. I think that I am back to the old grind.

Glad to have you join us Gail. You will feel right at home with these great ladies. They are wonderful.

Gayle I am jealous....it looks like you had a perfect valentine's day. Larry was in Florida and my kids were working so I spent the day reading a book. You will see that ww is very flexible. That is what I like about it because there is no such thing as cheating ....you eat what you want and just have to count it.



Carol I give you green for that great frog story. Boy can I relate. That's great. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki you are so possitive under the stress of your condition. That's great. I will say a prayer for you today. I know what it is like to have to wait for tests or specialist appointments. When I was waiting for my heart operation I thought that I would die before I had it. It is just a waiting game. Keep on smiling.

Hey Debbie! How is it going? That must have been nice to have an easier day yesterday. Just think that you are almost through today and then there is only 3 more days until the week-end. I am glad that you are motivated again. Just reading your story about your jeans motivated me too. I don't ever want to be like I was before. Thanks for sharing.

Shelly I think a while back you asked me for snack ideas.....I will post some 1-2 point snack that I have. I 'll post later today. Your doing great with the jogging. I love to jog but my Dr won't let me. :(

Hi Doni hope that you have a good day.

To anyone else I missed I hope that the sun is shining in your face. Have a good one!


DEE

Deelite
02-19-2002, 12:39 PM
Here is a list of some of the things I choose from for a snack. They are equal to ww one point or 50 calories.
I guess for snacks it depends on if you like sweets or salt but here are a few ideas.


Biscotti, 3 sm. (1 regular) fat free
Cookies, gingersnap, 2 (1/2 oz)
Fruit juice bar, frozen, 1
Ice cream cone, plain or sugar, 1 small
Ladyfingers, store-brought, 1 large or 2 small (1/2 oz)
Lollipop, 1 (2 1/4" diameter)Snacks
Crackers, 7 fat-free crackers (3/4 oz)
Popcorn, light, microwave-popped, 3 cups
Popcorn, plain, hot-air popped, 3 cups
Pretzel sticks, 23
Pretzel twists , 8 small
Seeds, pumpkin or sunflower, 1 Tbsp Bread, high fiber (3 grams or more dietary fiber per slice),
1 slice (1 oz)
Breadsticks, 2 long or 4 short
Cocktail (party-style) bread, any type, 2 slices (3/4 oz)
Crisp breads, 3/4 oz
Flat breads, 3/4 oz
Matzo farfel, 1/4 cup (1/2 oz)
Melba toast, all varieties, 6 rounds or 4 slices (3/4 oz)
Oyster crackers, 20 (1/2 oz)
Pita, any type, 1 small or 1/2 large (1 oz)
Reduced-calorie, any type , 2 slices (1 1/2 oz)
Rice cakes, any type, 2 (3/4 oz) or Cereal, cold, bran flakes, 1 cup
Cereal, cold, high fiber (10g or more fiber per 1/2 cup)
Cereal, cold, puffed, 1 1/2 cups
Cereal, cold, shredded wheat, 1 biscuit
Quaker Corn Bran, 3/4
Fruit,1 piece
Salad,no fat dressing or lite
Vegetables and dip
Homemade soup


DEE

ShelleyM
02-19-2002, 12:49 PM
Dee-Thanks for the extended list!

Siamese-I'm not sure if you can sign up without a credit card or not. You can probably go over to the website and ask customer service.

Sherry
02-19-2002, 07:29 PM
Hi Ya'll.......:wave:

Hope everyone had a great OP day!! Today was day 2 for me staying OP!!:)

Debbie****** Did you have a busy day today? It seemed like a Monday didn't it? For some reason when we have a day off, the week always seems longer!! Looking forward to dinner & cards Saturday.I need to laugh.

Doni****** Do you have a check card? It works just like a credit card but comes right out of your checking.I have one but don't use it much.I'm a "copy" person!

Ramona****** Where are you???? I miss you & your posts!! Hope everything is ok! We're here for you if something is wrong! {{{ Ramona }}}

Carol******* Thanks for the great story! Yes...it really makes you think!! By the way, how did you do today? Did you stay OP?

Shelley****** I used to go to WW WAY back when you counted fat-grams.It's all so new now.I would really love to join on line like ya'll do but, I'm so scared that I won't stay OP and waste my money.But I guess you & Gayle was scared too huh?

Gayle****** WTG on staying with the WW on day 1!!! :) Does it really seem to be easier than counting fat grams & calories? What did you eat today? I really am thinking of joining.So you like it so far?

Dee****** I'm so sorry that you've been feeling bad! :( BUT also glad to hear that you're feeling some better!!!:) I was so happy when I got home from work to see that you had posted! Try hard to get well...you're in my prayers! BTW.....I'm a neat freak too!!!! My hubby has always said that I could walk in the house and be able to tell if anyone had been here!! LOL!!

Vicki****** Anymore news from the Dr. yet? You're in my prayers too.Stay strong and continue to smile! {{{{ Vicki }}}}

Wanda****** Have fun tomorrow!!! Let us know when you get back!! Enjoy your trip.....you sure derserve it!!! Stay out of trouble!! :lol: LOL

I hope that I didn't leave anyone out!!! If so, so sorry! I'm slowing getting out of my depressed mood.This is the LONGEST that I've been like this. {{{{ Hugs to all }}}}

Love,:love:
Sherry (Sher-Bear):cool:

wand1164
02-19-2002, 08:07 PM
Hi everyone. Hope you are all staying OP. I'm trying really hard. Worked the last 2 days at the doctor's office & now trying to make sure I have everything ready & cleaning. I did want to say hi to my best buddies before I leave. I will be thinking of you all, especially if I go to cheat, lol!

I'll be back posting on Saturday! No talking about me, lol!

gdeann
02-20-2002, 12:11 AM
Just a quick note to Sher: you can go visit the site and get some idea of the plan, you will not be able to go into everything until you sign up if you choose to do so. Today I had cereal, milk, banana. A whole bag of 96% F/F popcorn. chicken, brown rice, mixed veggies. A can of vegetable juice and a S/F F/F blue bunny ice cream sandwich for my snacks. I did not use all of my points up and in fact I gained an extra one for getting a bit of exercise in. I am so use to watching calories and fat that I am sure it will take awhile for me to catch on... it is REALLY SIMPLE! In fact I copied off 28 pages of info from the site with the point value for several foods, from everyday to fast food. I have to stay motivated now after I committed myself to paying for a three month plan!!!! I have a feeling it is going to be the best money that I have spent for awhile!!! *** :lol:

gdeann
02-20-2002, 12:14 AM
By the way, SHELLEY: I go by gdeann on the other site. I have not had much time to check out all of the threads. Do you have a favorite one that you post your messages on? Whats your user ID?

ShelleyM
02-20-2002, 06:37 AM
Gayle-I'm just ShelleyM on the WW site. There are so many threads that I don't have a special one. I used to post on the 40's board, but I'm more inclined to read Newbies,General, and Food Talk. The posts get lost there since so many people respond. Good luck. BTW, I also post my loss on the Tales From the Scale Sunday weighin. They have a weighin for each day of the week, if you are interested.

Sherry-I eat the following:
Breakfast-5 hardboiled egg whites, 1/2 cup milk in coffee
Lunch-Turkey and ff cheese on lite wheat sandwich, apple, carrots
Dinner-Either ground beef, chicken, or beef, pasta or rice, and a veggie. Also a huge salad with 2 tbl ff dressing.
Snacks-popcorn, ff cheese, Skinny Cows, sf popsicles.

Have a great day!

Vicki
02-20-2002, 07:36 AM
Morning all....

I have to have a MRI now b/c the scan was not conculsive to show which parathyroid needs to be taken out. So now schedule that and wait.


Wanda....Be careful and have a great time. You deserve it. Glad your taking time for yourself.

Gayle....Hey Grl/friend I know you are kidding about MIL. Your right I love her so much...hehehehehehe.

Sherry....Hey pick a day & time and let's chat. We all struggle with that little demon on eating right and the fustration, but knowing you and the way you help us that you can gain control again of eating the right food. Don't get down on yourself b/c I won't let you...

Everyone...glad that all have made the good choices that you have and are working toward your goals.

Take care,


Walk and clear the soul and let your heart soar.


Vicki

Sherry
02-20-2002, 07:42 AM
Good Morning........:wave:

Just a real quick post before work.

Gayle & Shelley..... Thanks so much for all the info!! I'm going to really think about joining!! If you don't mind, tonight give me a sample of what you eat today too...ok? Thanks!!! :D

Wanda....... Have FUN!!!!! Bye girl my "Evil Twin".Let us know when you get home!! Luv ya!!

EVERYONE...........Have a GREAT OP day!! More tonight!!!

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

Deelite
02-20-2002, 09:52 AM
GOOD MORNING

Hi, Just wanted to encourage all my friends to pick food wisely today.
I am going out for my walk on this sunny morning .
Will check in later.

DEE

ShelleyM
02-20-2002, 03:47 PM
Sherry-I tend to eat the same things everyday. Sometimes when I am at home, for lunch I will substitute 6-8 cups of air-popped popcorn instead of a sandwich. If I do that, I have a huge salad with it.

I try to save at least 12-14 points for dinner, since my husband usually makes a starch to go along with it.

My nighttime snack right before beddy bye time is either a Skinny Cow or some Healthy Choice ice cream (1 cup.) I don't skimp on anything, and have still lost!

Deelite
02-20-2002, 05:37 PM
Well this tread has been fairly quiet today.
Didn't want to look to anxious and post right after my last message.lol Had to let Shelley post first.It might look like I don't do anything all day. Yeah right I don't do much any more....not like the good old days when I was hyer and had my health. All I do is eat sleep walk and play on the computer.
So since I had such an eventful day what exciting news do you have to share with me?
Well I haven't fallen of the wagon yet. Though I did eat two biscotti's that I wasn't planning on. I guess I will have to cut back on dinner.
It was a cold sunny day here. When I walked this morning I had to bundle up. It was quite nice out because the sun is so warm and there was no wind. We don't have much snow left because it was melting for the last few days.
Well I will let you ladies post now....I don't want to waste all the cyber space paper.:D

DEE

DebbieA
02-20-2002, 07:42 PM
Hi Girls :wave:


Hope everyone is having a great afternoon. Don't have a lot of time, but just wanted to pop in a say HI! :D

Three days now...OP. Surely if I keep this up , I will lose at least 1/2 pound this week...:lol:

Everyone is doing GREAT!! We really are the Loozing Floozies!!

Hugs...debbie

Sherry
02-20-2002, 09:31 PM
STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go To #13.............A New Thread Has Been Started!!!!! :D

peppermint-c
06-20-2004, 09:53 PM
help where are the games lol I was playing to day and now I can not find them help :?: :thanks: