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Jello
02-22-2002, 08:38 AM
Hello and welcome to the Thin Group! We are a great group of ladies (but men are welcome if there are any who care to join us) who have one thing in common. We are all working together toward our goal of being healthier in our daily lifestyles and to lose weight in 2000. There are all different ages and backgrounds here and we all have different ways of losing our weight. We all love to have fun and laugh, but we also give a lot of support, encouragement and motivation for one another. Please feel free to post with us - just jump right in and believe me, you will be welcomed with open arms. The more the merrier!

Please feel free to check out our website and learn more about us at: www.geocities.com/hotsprings/sauna/4797


Jello
02-22-2002, 08:41 AM
OK, seriously now....
WHERE IS EVERYONE!?!?!?

I've been SWAMPED at work and haven't even had the chance to check in and read posts. Thought I'd have to quick catch up but no one's been here!! :( Just me and Judy I guess. We'll have to have all the fun without you guys! :p

Eating right and exercise have gone completely down the drain this week. :( Just been too busy to plan and/or exercise and/or drink water (and go to the bathroom). Today's going to be another one I'm afraid. Hopefully, I won't find time to eat at all. Maybe that'll save me???

Have to go. Hope to hear from you all!
Love, Jo.

SvelteAndLithe
02-22-2002, 11:20 AM
I don't know what to say about myself except I'm still laughing about the 100 lb. potato sacks.

I wear a size 12/14 which isn't bad, I know, except that I have the skinniest little bones. With the globs of fat I've collected, here and there, I resemble marshmallows stuck on toothpicks. With hands, feet and a head.

I've been doing better lately by skipping meals when I know I'm still full from the last one, munching on apples and Kashi and such, drinking water and thinking somewhat postive.

I run in the problem also of being sooooo careful with what I eat and gaining weight. But, I reason, it's probably the water or the accumulation of all that fiber. It's normal. It'll pass (no pun intended).

Thank you for the welcome.


Trish
02-22-2002, 12:01 PM
Hi Everyone! :)

TGIF!!! I lost 1 lb. this week, so my overall total is now 22. I'm glad I'm finally losing again. My goal is to lose a total of 30 lbs. by the first of April. We are going to Pensacola and New Orleans then. My son is in Navy flight school training to be a flight surgeon, and we are going to his graduation in Pensacola the first weekend in April. It will be shorts season there.

Jo, your workload sounds like mine. I've also been working really hard, so hard that I've hardly had time to eat lunch and haven't been getting home until after 6:00. I have off today, so I just read through the last thread. I've joined your Valentine to Easter challenge.

Svelte&Lithe, welcome to the Thin Group! Try counting points (Weight Watchers). You can join a group or check out weight watchers online.

Sylvia, glad to hear you had a good vacation in Mexico, but sorry to hear you lost your job.

Judy, I loved your potato sack exercise! Ha, ha, ha! :lol: I'll have to check out Diet Power. I've been using WW online and like it.

Sharon, sorry to hear your father is not feeling well. It sounds like you and your family had a nice birthday party for him. Congratulations on 42 lbs. That's great! :D

Hi to Peggy, Chrissy, CJ, Sherry, and everyone else. Hope all of you have a good weekend.

Trish

CH
02-22-2002, 09:46 PM
Jo----Sounds like your job is about to get you down. Take care. I never miss a meal, unfortunately. You will probably have a successful week. Good luck.

Sharon----My prayers are with you also. It hurts to watch someone you love go downhill. May his life be easy from now on.

Judy---- How's all the work going now? I remember thinking when I was involved in all that, "I'm never doing this againl" How's the new diet going? I wish you well.

Svelte&Lithe-----Welcome, I know they've told you this before but you really will love it here. I don't get here as often as I would like but when I do they always pick my spirits up!

Sher-Bear-----How's Nashville? I need to get there again. I know the mall's are missing me! Have you heard from your tests? I may have missed your post.

Well I think I just (almost) have completed my first really legal day in awhile. I am just coming off a time of depression or frustration, I'm not sure which. For some reason everywhere I have been lately was full of great food. And you would have thought I hadn't eaten in a month. I hope I have turned myself around now and gotten back on the WW wagon. My weight lost has been very slow and that gets frustrating. Enough about me, where is everyone? I weigh in on Tuesday night I will report back then.

BTW Jo did you ever make the Hearty Chili. We've made it weekly and still like it.

Have a great week-end! Carolyn

SandiH
02-23-2002, 09:56 PM
Good evening all. Well not a whole lot new here except that my hubby came home and it sure is good to have him back. Although I will miss my sister as she really treated me like a queen. Tomorrow we are taking the grandkids to the International Dog Show here. I love to go to see all those animals.

Judy.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!:D I just had one too. Now I remembered we weren't too far apart. I loved your verse. So much truth in it really. How is your new diet going? Is it easy to follow for you?

Jo...Slow down girl and take a break. You work way too hard.:(

SvelteandLithe...Welcome to the group. I had to laugh at your funny description of yourself.

Trish......Gret job on 22 pounds gone. You will get to 30 in no time. How wonderful that your son will be a flight surgeon and you will be attending his graduation. That will be a tear jerker when and if they play all those military songs at the ceremony. It would for me anyway.

CH......You just keep on trying for those legal days. Glad to hear you are back on the ww wagon. Iyt sure doesn't make it easy for one when there is always so much food around and most of the time it is the wrong type.

Chrissy....Miss you girlfriend. I know how busy you are with your father in law and your mom and school and work. Will touch base with you soon.

Sharon....You and Papa are still in my prayers every night.

Love to all

Sherry
02-24-2002, 12:15 PM
Judy,
I was so busy yesterday that I didn't have time to wish you a Happy Birthday.....So This Is For You Girl!!!!:)

Happy Birthday To YOU.............

Happy Birthday To YOU..........................

Happy Birthday Dear Judy ................................

Happy Birthday To YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :angel:

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

Sherry
02-24-2002, 12:40 PM
Hi Ya'll................:wave:

I'm taking a break from washing & cleaning and wanted to post.:) I have been watching what I eat (fat grams), eating smaller portions & walking!! I've done good all week without any set-backs!!:D Hopefully the scales will be good to me tomorrow!! LOL

TRISH****** Congrats on the lb. loss! That's just a start for more to lose before your trips in April! You can do it!! I know you're proud of your Son.Wow...a surgeon! That's wonderful!!

CAROLYN******Next time you're at the Malls in Nashville, let me know.About my results, (thanks for asking). I found out that the H-Pylori is now in my stomach.There's a cluster of ulcers.She is going to keep an eye on them & I'll continue to take the new medicine I'm on. Hopefully I'll do better with these ulcers then the ones I had in my Espoghus.Sure don't want surgery again!:(

JUDY******Hope you had a great Birthday.Sorry I was late.Did you start the DietPower? What exactly is it? What types of foods do you eat? Loved the story that your Daughter sent you.Thanks for sharing it with us.

SUELTEandLITTLE******Welcome!!! So nice to have you here!!! I loved your description about yourself using the marshmellows stuck on sticks! I got a big laugh!! Again...Welcome!

SANDI******Glad that your hubby is home safe now.I'm sure you do miss your Sister.I'm glad to hear that ya'll are so close.My Sister & I aren't.We haven't spoken in 9 years.(Long & Sad Story)How's your nail?

PEGGY****** A personal Trainer huh? Wow...I'm so jealous!! LOL! Do you mind me asking you how much one costs? Maybe I could lose weight better if I had one of those AND a Personal CHEF!! LOL!! :lol:

CJ******Oh Where,Oh Where..Has My CJ Gone???? Are you at the cabin OR in the tub? Hehe...I miss you! I also miss you making me laugh & smile.I've been kinda in the dumps lately and need some BIG TIME lifts! Hope you're doing ok...Hurry back soon! {{{ CJ }}}

SHARON****** Oh girl, how I miss you too! Are you at home? Or did you have to go back to see your Papa? How is he? I've been worried about you.Hopefully you'll post soon so I'll know what's going on.I'm here for you if you need me.Love you Sharon!

JO******BRAT,BRAT.....BRAT!!!! CJ was probably in the tub again & couldn't start the new thread.But boy you sure hung in there!! LOL!!! Hey girl.....Keep getting tough and don't give up! You'll reach your goal sooner or later.Hang in there & smile!:)

Ok.....I took longer posting then I expected.My dryer is buzzing like crazy!! Better go get those clothes out! Have a great OP day!

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

Jello
02-25-2002, 08:42 AM
So good to hear from you all! :) The bad news is that I GAINED one lb. on Saturday. :cry: I got on the scale at home before I went and expected a little gain but not a whole pound. Actually, it's PMS and water retention. Last night, my period came on full and I'm suffering from cramps and nausea today as usual.

I was still at work with the boss at 7:00 last Friday night and told him that he could either pay me overtime for those 2 hours or give me Monday afternoon off "for free". I was supposed to go to the hospital for tests this afternoon and didn't want to use vacation time. As it turns out, they can't do the test today because of my period. So I called them and rescheduled for next Monday at 5:00. Boss will be away anyway. I've decided though that I'm taking the afternoon off today anyway, just because. Got some shopping to do (who me?!?) and it's a nice sunny day, etc.

Anyway, I thought I had only 1.2 lbs. to go until my 40-lb. star. Now it's 2.2 lbs. :mad: I'm hoping it'll go back down by the end of the week at least to where it was before. Rich and I made a deal. I have to reach the 40 lb. mark and then have another loss the following week and he'll take me out to dinner. He also gave me a ticket to Atlantic City on Valentine's day but I'm not going to use it until I reach 42 lbs. lost. Yes, I am playing little games with myself but maybe this will work.

SvelteandLithe, welcome. Glad you found us. Post often! :)

Sandi, slow down!?!? What's that mean!?!?! :lol:

Sherry, I am smiling. :D Well, I'm trying. Thanks for the "bratting". Actually, I followed CJ's lead and took a nice long bubble bath last night. Hey, she's got something there!

Carolyn, nope, haven't made the chili yet. Not enough hours in the day! And no kitchen! :o Made some veggie soup in the crock pot last night and packed it all into containers this morning. That's lunch for the week I think. Maybe dinner too?

Trish, congratulations on the weight loss! Send some of your vibes south to me, would you?

Have to go. Boss has a presentation this afternoon and hasn't even started it yet. Guess if and when he finally decides to roll in, I'LL have lots of work to do. Sigh.

Have a good one all!
Jo.

sweet tooth
02-25-2002, 12:47 PM
Hi everyone. I'm back online from the disruption of vacation time (actually so much work on the house), and the news is bad, bad, bad. I was soooooo bad last week, I didn't even write down what I had eaten. That's a first since I started WW last July. Well, WI told the complete story. Up 7 (I'm so embarrassed), yes, it was 7 pounds. However, the good news is that I am back on track today. Looks like a lot of WW vegetable soup over the next while.

I am also starting with the personal trainer this week, so hope that everything speeds up a bit.

Everyone has been so busy this past week. I have read all your posts, but haven't got time to respond...must run to a meeting in a few. Great to hear from everyone, though. Has anyone heard from CJ?

Welcome to Svelte&lithe. I can just picture the marshmallow person held together by sticks. Hope to hear from you often. We're still looking form someone to keep Sherry and Jo in line. LOL.

Sherry - I don't know how much a personal trainer costs. I work in a college that has a complete fitness centre and the personal trainers are provided for staff use. It's really embarrassing to have worked here for over 15 years and not used the facilities very much. I just find that if I work out at lunch, I feel like I haven't had a break, have to shower before I go back to work, etc., then start to feel like it is not enjoyable. When the kids were small, it wasn't possible because they needed to be cared for before and after work. Now those are my excuses... I don't have many of them anymore, so need to start to take advantage. This is a new year, so need to start a new plan.

Hope everyone has a great week. Talk to all later.

Luv,

CJ
02-25-2002, 06:10 PM
Hi everyone ...

I'm sorry I haven't been around ... it's been a series of things - we were up at the cabin when Sharon was in Michigan - Sharon, I'm so sorry we didn't connect! Next time I hope! Then, I was a few days without my internet as my cable co was taken over by another and we had to make the switch, and there was problems. I can't even get my email to work so I can have the same name ... so I have this real long name and number bit ... oh well ... I'm still working on it. And, I am still not feeling well .. my arm is still bad (pulled muscle or ligament and it is taking forever to heal) .. I try not to use it at all but that is so hard! I have such a bad headache right now I won't be on here long. And, last but not least, I have been very down about my weight - I still have not lost those stupid 2 lbs that I was up - it just won't come off! I almost (I said almost) decided to quit going to meetings cuz I just was not doing well ... but I am not going to give up! I am slowly getting my determination back!

Sherry: I am sorry - no laughs for you today! But ... I'm back! hahaha

Swelveandlithe: Welcome to the group! You will get a lot of support here ... I'm sorry about the "whining" I don't usually do this. Just a bad time for me right now. Hope you post often so we can get to know you better.

I haven't posted any of the updates (as you probably have noticed) but I have all your "updates" and will post a fresh update this Friday, ok?

OK ... have to go - just wanted to let ya all know I am still around ...

Judy: I'm so sorry, I didn't keep up with the birthdays - so will you accept my belated birthday wish?? HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Later ...
Love, CJ

CH
02-25-2002, 07:12 PM
Good Evening Ladies, hope everyones week-end was relaxing. Our weather was great and even today isn't bad but as all good things must come to an end, the rest of the week doesn't look to good.

CJ----So glad to hear from you. This board isn't the same without you. Went to my Dr. today and she encouraged me not to give up WW even if losses are small. She kept saying remember what you weighed a year ago. I wanted to share that message with you because I think you need it too. Several of us are in a slump right now, maybe it's the time of the year. I don't really know so everyone pick yourself up and let's get with it again. We can Do It!! Glad you've got that email worked out.

Jo-----Don't worry about that pound, it's probably water. Have you been to the doctor over cramps and nausea? In this day and time no one should have to go thru that. If I lived closer to you I would make that chili for you, I know it would make you feel better.

Trish----Congratulations on your 1 lb. That is my goal, I want to lose a lb. a week. You've done great. I know your son will be amazed to see you anyway.

Sandi----I know you are happy to have your husband home. Do you think your sister would come and stay with me for awhile? I sure could use her help. Maybe I should call my sister and ask her to come and cook for me. LOL My sister doesn't cook, I would wind up cooking for her.

Sher-Bear-----I hope your new medicine is working. Can you tell a difference? I don't understand H-Pylori, I will read about it. I would love to call when I get to Nashville again. May be pretty soon.

Peggy-----Good luck with your trainer! Sounds like a good idea! I too have belonged to a club for 3 yrs. and am just now getting started there. Now of course, the school system is talking about cancelling it next year. Wouldn't you know when I join it's like the kiss of death for the program. I plan to stay and pay whatever, hopefully.

Well tomorrow night I weigh in and see if I am doing better. Say a prayer for me. I will probably post the results tomorrow. (especially if I lose)
Take care, Carolyn

Jello
02-26-2002, 10:46 AM
I have a headache!!!! Waaaahhhhhh!!!! :(

No, I don't know what that was. Just thought I'd vent a little. Took yesterday afternoon off and did a little bumming around. Didn't really feel well enough to really shop or anything but rented a movie (Legally Blonde) and watched that. Pretty good. Totally unbelievable but funny and a good diversion.

Felt a little better and went out in the unseasonably warm weather to clear out the garden a little. Pulled out the tomato cages and bean poles which (I admit embarrassed) were still there from last summer. Pulled out some old dead plants. Found parsley and spearmint growing like crazy!! Love this warm winter. Crocuses and daffodils and some of the bulbs I planted last fall are coming up too. Now I hope the weather stays warm.

Don't know why I'm rambling on like this. Oh, wait, I do know why!! I'm bragging that I got a little exercise and I didn't spend my afternoon off vegging out and eating like I normally do. How's this for a small success? I was going to stop at McD's or somewhere and splurge on a Big Mac and fries and a shake. Then I decided to skip the shake. Then I decided I didn't need the fries. Then I thought maybe just a burger. Then I thought I'd find someplace that had sandwiches instead. Then I actually stopped at the food store and saw some already-made sandwiches, even picked on up... then put it down and walked out. I went home and had some of the veggie soup we made on Sunday instead. :)

OK, what makes it a SMALL success instead of a big one is that I also had a toasted cheese sandwich but it was made with light bread and fat-free cheese. But it's a step in the right direction. :^:

I guess I'd better get to work. Boss is at an off-site meeting this morning but is due back around lunch time. Guess that means I have to do all the work he left for me before then. Yikes! Just looked at my in-box!!! Gotta go!

Love you guys.
Jo.

Blunder
02-26-2002, 11:17 AM
GOOD MORNING!

BBBBBBBRRRRRRRR! What happened to Spring? It's 19 degrees out there right now, and it's already warming up!

Had to take the dog to the groomers and papers to the tax man. Important stuff that had to be done, otherwise I would never have gone outside this morning!

My weight has stalled at the same spot as always. I'm at 249 one day and 250 the next. Got down to 247 a couple of weeks ago then right back up again. I haven't changed my eating habits, if anything I'm eating less, so why, WHY, WHY!!!!!!!

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes. My daughter and her friend brought a cake to me with 60 candles on top! I had one small piece and gave the rest to my neighbors. My friend across the street invited me over to her house for dinner and a movie. All in all it was a very nice birthday.

I'm working on putting some of the cross-stitch pieces I have done over the years into frames. It cost too much to have them professionally done so I'm doing the work myself. I have four finished and even if I say so myself, they look pretty darn good (for someone who doesn't know what they're doing)! Now, the big job will be to figure where on my new walls in the living room I will hang them!

Welcome Svelte! This is a good group to post with. We're pretty close, almost like family. You'll find lots of support here.

Everybody have a good OP day!

Hugs, Judy

Sassy
02-26-2002, 11:31 AM
I just have been going going and going more. Got back from Michigan and have been running around with my brother, Jerry trying to get him squared away. He will probaly be living with me for the time being and I want to see if he can qualify for anything in Indiana. For those of you who don't know Jerry is mildly retarted, when he was born he got too much oxygen they think. But he is able to work, as a dishwasher when he was in Michigan and he also has a drivers license and can drive too. My Dad, Papa is not able to take care of him since he has cancer, Lymphomia and he is 85 and choosing not to take chemo, but I can't say that I wouldn't feel the same way. He is pretty weak, would never survive the chemo and he is still on a feeding tube since they did surgery to remove his tumor. He has been through so much and how much time would it buy him? We have to think of his quality of life now. Anways Jerry did get food stamps in Michigan and so we applied for them here. We asked about SSI, but since he is able to work they said he couldn't. So we will let him get a job eventually to help put some more into his social security for when he retires. We also applied for Medicaid. Poor guy hadn't had his teeth cleaning in about 7 yrs before Mom died. I just Dad just figured, why bother with taking care of you teeth, you just end up losing them anyways. That is from the depression era that he lived in. But our generation knows better and he has already been to the dentist 3 times for cleanings. They scheduled 3 appointments because of the amount of tartar he had. But now his teeth look great and I can see he feels proud of how he looks now. I just want him to feel good about himself, that is the important thing.

Anyways had a tiny gain at my WW meeting yesterday. It was 2/10 of a pound-.2 not too bad, like 3 ounces, like a small bag of potato chips. HA HA But I have worked hard this week to get back to where I was before I went to Michigan and we ate out all the time. I tried to have salads when I could, but you know sometimes you just don't feel like a salad. LOL So I worked out, followed my program and drank all my water everyday. So I will take that small gain. I went back and checked my WW card and I haven't had a gain in 3 months of 12 weeks. I have just had losses, but life is full of up's and down's and so is your weight so I will keep that in mind as I continue to work toward my goal.

Last night Ken, myself and Jerry picked up Alan from the airport. He is my youngest, 18 and will be going into the Air Force the end of April. He was visiting my daughter, Tracy who is also in the Air Force, stationed at Eglin AFB in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Though before he went in he should finally visit his sister and the base ect. I guess he had a great week visit and Trace even took him to work one day with her. She works with Transportation and Al signed up to be a mechanic and she arranged for him to talk to alot of the mechanics in the hangar and see what it entails when he gets to Tech school. So I think that did him good to see how Air Force life will be for him.

First of all I want to wish a warm welcome to SvelteAndLithe. So glad you have decided to join our wonderful group. I got your private message back and was happy to get it. Thanks alot. Oh you are sooooo funny with that marshmellow description, but I'll bet you really look great. I can only wish I could get to a size 12-14. Maybe one of these days. I know you will fit right in with this group and already you are one of us. By the way, what is your name besides SvelteAndLithe? Also tell us about youself. Just so we can get to know you better. I know you will love it here. Post often if you have a few minutes to spare.

Carolyn-Good luck with you weigh in, I will surely say a prayer for you and I hope you do well. You have been working really great on you program and I know the results are showing. Keep up all the good work. Thanks for the kind words on my Dad, I hope and pray like you that his life will be easier from now on too.

Peggy-You will get that 7 lbs off if you keep on working like you are doing. I also have had some big gains in my lifetime. It seems like we work so hard to get it off and than if we do anything to enjoy what life has to offer, boom here it comes bigger than ever. It's just no fair I tell you is it? But I think we are all entitled to do that once in a while. I most certainly say "Enjoy life" and I know with all that vegetable soup and with the help of that personal trainer, I just know all that and than some will come off really soon. You will keep on going down down down.

Sandi-I know it is great to have Spence back home again, safe and sound. But I also know that you really enjoyed the time you had with you sister and especially all that cooking she pampered you with. You had asked about Social Security, but they said no. But I will keep letting him work, when we know what's what, so when he retires he will have even more social security. I also commented above about SSI. Thanks for caring.

Judy- Oh it sounds like you had a great birthday and I am glad it went well with your daughter and her friend, and way to go giving that cake away. It also sounds like you had a good time at the dinner and a movie that you neighbor/friend had with you. Happy Belated birthday to you. I know that you cross stitch frame will be really beautiful when you are done. Think of all the money you will be saving too. Maybe you can take a picture of it and scan it for us all to see when it is done.

CJ-Oh I too am very sorry we missed each other when I went to Michigan to visit Papa. We just couldn't do it. But don't worry, there will be other times as I will be going back and forth from now on to see him and Chrissy and the girls too. So we will fit a time in to get together and have lunch. I just send you an email and hope you got it. But I want to say now to just keep on going like you are doing. You have come so very far and are so dedicated to your program. I know first hand cause I have been with you at many meals and I truely admire your perseverence. MISS YOU! YOU CAN DO THIS! Here is a big hug for you to show I love you lots. HANG IN THERE!
(((((((((((((((((((((((((CJ)))))))))))))))))))

Jello-Hey buddy, only one pound isn't too bad considering all you have lost. almost 40 lbs. Also since it is water retention from your time of the month it will come off when everything is done and over with. That is nice of Rich to give you that ticket to Atlantic City, I know you will get to your 42 lbs and look so good when you go there too. Be sure to get a new outfit to show off how great you look with your weight loss. Good for you on passing up that Mickie D burger, fries and a shake. I am proud of you. Isn't that a great feeling when you walk away?

Trish-Wow you are sure doing great with that 22 lb loss. I am so proud of you for all you have done to get there. I know it hasn't been easy, but you are doing it. You must be so proud of you son in the Navy, gosh a Flight Surgeon. How wonderful and what a great profession. I know you will look great when you go to his graduation in April.

Sherry-Hey Sher. how you doing so far? I know you have been struggling with those ulcers and sure hope that new medicine is helping with everything. Yes I am now at home and glad to be here again. I love seeing my Dad so much and I miss him when I am here, but I still want to be here for Ken, Dan and Al as well. This is the way it will be for however long I have Dad around to treasure. At times it is rough, but I will do whatever it takes to be with him. Thanks so much for your concern and everyone else on The Thin Group for caring. One of these days I will try to connect with you again and give you a call. Oh one more thing- HAPPY BELATED 15th ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!! I am glad it was so special and how romantic a Valentines Day wedding. Miss you and love you lots.

Sylvia-So you are now officially June Cleaver eh? Well you just enjoy your time off and go to the gym, do some things you have been wanting to do around the house and anything else you now have the time to do. I know you will be able to find something else when you are ready. Good luck on that purple dress for you sisters wedding in July. I am sure you will find just the right one and look wonderful in it too.

Chrissy-Gosh I miss you sis in law already and I haven't been home that long. I love seeing you and El and Em when I come up there. We sure have alot of love between each other don't we? I know it is rough with all that you do, taking care of Papa, your Mom, Mary and working and everything else you do, but you always keep on going. I love you so much for all you do. I know you know that. Let's just take things day by day and see how Dad does. All we can do is be there for him and love him like we have been doing. I know I will talk to you soon. Love you so much.
((((((((((((((((((((CHRISSY)))))))))))))))))


Well guys this is long enough and I hope I have addressed everyone and not missed anyone. Have to go to work later this afternoon right after I go with Jerry for our appointment with his caseworker. Take care everyone and sure hope the rest of the week goes great for all of you on your program and everything else too.

Take care and love you all, Sassy Sharon

CH
02-26-2002, 09:51 PM
Well you know the saying in KY is if you don't like today's weather hang around tomorrow will be different. Yesterday was 60 degrees and sunny, today is 24 and snowing. It is so cold my fingers are almost freezing on this keyboard.

But now to the real news........I weighed in tonight and was down 1 lb.. I am very pleased because I wore my sweatsuit and still lost a lb! Good for me! Every week I wear the same thing, thin nylon pants and a t-shirt. Tonight I was to cold. Who knows I might have really lost 5 lbs if I wore my old outfit.!!! (Okay I know that's to big of a lie for even me!) Actually I am glad because the last few weeks have been tough but maybe I've turned the corner and jumped back on the wagon. Why are you so happy over 1 little lb.? Maybe it's because for the last 5 out of 6 weeks I've had a gain.

Sharon-----It's good to hear from you. I know you are just as busy as can be. You have so much on your plate right now. (And I don't mean food) You are a great person and do so much for your family. No wonder they love you so! Good luck to you.

Judy------Happy Belated Birthday! These girls are so much better at remembering than I am. Sounds like you enjoyed the day anyhow. I'm proud of every birthday I have anymore. I wear them like a badge! I'm so glad to be here.

Have to go get ready for school tomorrow. I always like to pick out my clothes at night because I'm worthless in the morning.
Everyone have a great week and report back soon.
Love ya"ll! Carolyn

aivlys
02-27-2002, 02:04 AM
:wave: Hello ladies!

It's June Cleaver here! :lol:

Well, I'm starting to get used to this "Lady of Leisure" lifestyle. This morning I did Pilates. Yoga in the afternoon and then took my dog for a walk on the beach ( it was 76 today). Soon I will be :strong: all buffed out!

My husband and I are going to Las Vegas for the weekend ... we leave Thursday. Yup, I think I can handle this! :)

:hb: Judy!!! Wow, what's it like to be 18?

Sharon-I hope your Dad gets better.

Svelteandlithe-Welcome to the group ... you will enjoy it here. These women are the best.

Jo- Don't worry about that pound ... you will get that star!

Queen CJ- I hope your headache goes away! Always nice to hear from you!

To everyone else ... a big hello and a big hug for all of you!

I'm off to bed.

Sylvia :sheep:

Jello
02-28-2002, 11:09 AM
OK, the boss is FINALLY gone. He has a plane to catch today and I'm not sure he's going to make it. He wasn't supposed to be here at all and kept starting to leave and then coming back for "just one more thing". We finally all just shouted "Will you just GO already!!!" Man's a lunatic.

Ah but peace and quiet finally reign at last. I hope. He's not on the plane yet.... :rolleyes:

Know what I ate for dinner last night? Wendy's. Yes, I was bad but you know what? Not as bad as I would have been in the past. I had that new New Orleans bacon burger. Watson got the bacon and actually most of the burger and some of the fries. I know it's not really good for him but he didn't get too much I don't think. Actually, some of the bun and fries ended up in the trash too. And I skipped the Frostie and got a diet Coke instead. As I said, not good but not too terrible either. BTW, the New Orleans burger isn't all that great. Don't think I'll be tempted to order one again. ;)

Poor Rich was stuck here at work until almost 10:00 last night. Some big computer snafu. I'd planned to do some laundry and maybe a little "crafty" work but instead parked myself in front of the TV with my fast food. Woke up too late to do my treadmill this morning so I'll have to be really good and do double time tonight.

Why am I telling you guys all this!?! :?: I'm rambling. Sorry.

Carolyn, the weather in KY sounds like the weather in PA. Tuesday got up to 60-something and Wednesday had wind chills of 19 degrees. I'm not likin' this! Winter's bad enough but this "teasing" of warm weather is just cruel! :mad:

Sharon, I have to tell you how much I admire you!! :love: You seem to have such a take-charge personality and are handling things. Love ya! {{{SHARON}}}

Judy, I'm with you. One week I ate well and lost 3.2 lbs. The next week I ate EXACTLY the same and gained a pound. :mad: What is up with that!?!?

CJ, I'm sorry you're hurting. Hope the arm feels better. I guess you don't realize how much you need both arms and hands until you have to get by with just one.

I have to go now. My old buddy, Mike (remember him?) called yesterday in the middle of some boss-induced chaos and I told him I'd have to call him back this morning. Didn't quite get to it. In fact, there's a lot I haven't quite gotten to this week. But now with psycho-boss gone for a while (have I mentioned? ;) ) I can get things done! In fact, I'd better get myself busy. I've found that having given up sweets and desserts for Lent is making me crave salt and salty snacks like never before! What's up with that!?!?! :?:

Talk to you guys later!
Love, Jo.

Blunder
02-28-2002, 03:12 PM
GOOD MORNING!

Jo, looks like it's just you and me Babe! What is it with everyone these days?

I think I tore something in my knee a couple of days ago. I was down on the floor working on framing my cross-stitch stuff and I felt a POP, then a kind of crunch, and then hot searing pain like I've never felt before! It's kind of swollen on the outside of the knee and so sore I can hardly touch it. Everyone is telling me to go to see a doctor but I figure I'll just baby it a few more days and see what happens. If it doesn't get any better, then I'll go see someone.

Sandi, I just realized I never did wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm soooo ashamed, my face is red! Forgive me?

I just had to forward the link so all of you could see my pretty little grandaughter. She's quiet a bit bigger than that now and getting kinda mouthy, or so her daddy says! LOL When he raises his voice, "Kaitlyn Martina!" She turns around and says "WHAT!" Now that my DIL has gone back to work, she is attending a Montessori School in Houston. She's only one yr. old, but gonna be a smart one!

All take care, have a good day!

Hugs, Judy

sweet tooth
02-28-2002, 03:36 PM
Hi everyone,

It's been so long since I was able to get on here. Seems that there was some work that needed to get done after I took last week off. They actually expected that I should get at it, too! I just don't understand why employers think that work should come first.

I had several large projects that were o/s when I left, mostly because the directors left them to the last minute and then expected that 'Peggy' would bail them out. One of the directors has been nagging (there's nothing worse than a man nag) about the project he needs. I emailed him yesterday morning to let him know that it was done and wanted to know where I send the info. The contents are confidential to the point that the director can't even see it, so I'm waiting to find out where this stuff goes. It is now almost 1 1/2 days later and I haven't heard a peep. I hate that philosophy of hurry up I need it right away, then, after I stayed 4 hours after work to finish the project, he's not the least bit interested. NOT impressed, but forntunately, we have had a restructuring and he is not my boss any longer. Woohoo for that one.

CJ - It is good to hear from you once again. We miss you. Sorry to hear about the arm. Hope you are also getting out of the weight funk. The last 2 weeks seem to have been downers for lots of us. Maybe it's that end of the winter, can't wait for spring to get here blahs. Hang in there, keep OP, and you will eventually see those dreaded pounds go. You take care...

Carolyn - Congratulations!!!! One pound down. Woohoo. Way to go. Next week will be even better once you are back to your WI outfit. It is so depressing to have those gains, week after week, but that 1 pound is a motivator to keep on going. Keep it up. Hope to hear that there is another loss next week.


Judy - Sounds like your living room has turned out to be spectacular. If you are able to send pics of your cross stitch, please do. I'd love to see your handiwork. Don't worry about the weight. You have done so well recently that one small blip won't hurt. You WILL be down to the 200 mark before you know it. Hang in there, you can do it.

Sharon - I'm so sorry to hear about your dad and his health. It is such a strain on you, trying to deal with it via long distance, and on Chrissy, too. It is good to hear that Jerry is settling in so well. I had to smile when you described his last day at work and how the people there wanted to share good-byes. He truly is a special person. Congrats on the weight loss. .2 is better than nothing. I am hoping, though, that the weight loss is not at the expense of your health. You be sure to take care of yourself, too. The stress at times like this can be really debilitating. I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Sylvia - OK, OK, OK, I get it. The Lady of Leisure sounds sooooo appealing. I keep telling hubby that retirement sounds good about now. He just doesn't buy into that one yet, but if I nag long enough he might eventually get it. After all, it only took me 20 years of nagging to get the laundry shoot that I wanted. LOL. Have a great time in Las Vegas. Talk to you when you get back.

Jo - You don't have to gloat every time that boss goes away. Some of us are getting mighty jealous. hehehe. How long is he gone and what time does the party start?

Hope everyone is doing well this week. I am hoping that I show a loss this week. It can't get any worse than a 7 pound gain. Take care.

Luv.

Sherry
02-28-2002, 07:17 PM
Hi Ya'll......:wave:

I'm about to leave for my bowling league but wanted to stop in and say hi!!:jig:

Peggy**** I hope that the scales are good to you this week.Don't worry about the 7 lb.gain.I know that it's depressing.I have gone up & down for so long, I feel like a yo-yo!!

Jo**** Well did the BOSS get on the plane? I couldn't help but laugh thinking that maybe he MISSED it!! :lol: (Jo's luck!) Oh, about the Wendy's....did you know that their chili was low in fat?

CJ**** I hope that your arm is better.I really miss you!! Are you at the cabin? Post soon & let us know how you are.You sounded pretty down in your last post.That isn't the CJ I know.Hope you're ok....I care.:angel:

Sharon**** I know that you must be so busy at H & R Block. How is Papa? Hope everything is going ok with you.I know you have your plate full right now.Post when you can.Know that I love you & thinking of you often. {{{ Hugs }}}

Judy**** How's the knee? If you can, would you post a picture of all the hard work you've done on your house? Would love to see it!! Where's the link to see your grand daughter?

Slyvia**** I guess by the time you read this...you're already gone to Las Vegas!! Have fun & win BIG!!!!!

Carolyn**** Your weather sounds like ours!!! Tuesday it was in the 60's....By Wednesday, we had SNOW!! The good thing was School was closed so I got a day off!!! Crazy weather huh?? Congrats on the 1 lb. gone forever...keep it up & lose some more!! :)

Ok Ya'll.......
Better get ready to go bolwing.Last week I lost 3 lbs. Down to 175 now.Been OP for 2 weeks now & only cheated twice!! :D Lookin' forward to seeing what my dear friend, the scales, say Monday!!:strong:

Talk to ya'll later.....
Sherry (Sher-Bear):cool:

Jello
03-01-2002, 08:44 AM
Well, hopefully the boss made his flight. Haven't heard from him for a while so I'm hoping he's en route. He has a stop over in Paris (poor baby :rolleyes: ) and then on to Israel for a week or so. Ah peace ... I hope.

Did I tell you guys that my WW center added a class at 7:30AM on Saturdays? My first thought was "I don't think so" but then I decided that it might be a good idea, especially during the summer months. That way I can weigh in (it's an express class, guaranteed to be out by 8:30) and then get on with my projects - house remodeling, garden, etc. I like my leader and classmates at my 9:00 Sat. AM class but have to admit it's not the most convenient time. Actually my class has been changing a lot over the past few months. Lots of people I used to sit with have dropped out it seems. I guess since it's going to be the same leader at the earlier class, I'll switch. I always have the later class (and there's one at 12:30 also) to catch in case I miss the early one. :yawn:

Got on my treadmill this morning and instead of starting out slow like I normally do, I did something stupid and jumped right into the high speed. Think I pulled something in my knee. Hurts like the devil :devil: and now I'm limping around here. What a dummy I am. Hope it's nothing too serious.

This promises to be a weekend of working on the house. Hope the weather holds out a little longer (supposed to rain late Saturday) so I can do a little more stuff in the yard and garden while Rich works on the outside of the house. I started a list of things to do before the patio doors are delivered on March 15 and then lapsed into panic mode so I decided to stop thinking about it. How's that for a solution? :lol:

Gotta go. Found out yesterday that the project that the Old Witch Queen was supposed to have finished by yesterday didn't get done (she's on vacation this week) so I got an extension until 5:00 today and talked one of the other guys here into helping me. We were here until 6 last night and it's looking like another long one today. I'm going over her head and getting it approved by the company president and sending it out and I dare her to complain on Monday. :mad:

Sorry to vent so much but, hey, it's what I do... :^:
Love you guys.
Jo.

Sherry
03-02-2002, 12:28 AM
Hi Ya'll........:wave:

I've been watching TV with hubby tonight and haven't been on computer much.It's getting late but wanted to post and tell everyone to Hurry back & post soon!!! :)

Have a GREAT OP weekend!! :jig: I'll be back over the weekend to check in!!

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

Sassy
03-03-2002, 12:56 AM
Hi guys,
Just a quick post here, what me do a quick post? LOL Anyways I have decided to go see my Dad, Papa again. Only this time I am taking my sons, Dan and Alan, ages 20 and 18 to see their grandpa. He hasn't seen them at all in quite awhile. So they will go with Jerry and myself tomorrow morning. Dad still thinks it is his birthday, remember it was Valentines Day and he had a party at the hospital that Chrissy and her girls arranged? Well when I told him we were all coming he said that we were having a BIG SHINDIG and were celebrating his birthday. So what the heck, I will pick up a cake, and celebrate it once again. LOL I also have an Easter basket I made for him with some chocolate that he loves in it. So he should have a good birthday AGAIN! Also he doesn't know it but my Aunt, his sister, Aunt Carm from Las Vegas is surprising him and flying there to be there too. So it should be a great birthday for him AGAIN!

Oh one more thing, Chrissy's Mom, Mary is in the hospital and not doing well at all. She was in the same nursing home, my Dad is in. But my niece, Emily said she didn't know and they were waiting for Chrissy's sister, Cynthia to come in from Virginia. I think Em said was in a respirator too. She stopped breathing last night and they had to resessitate her too. So please pray for Chrissy's Mom, Mary, she loves her so. She called me on Thursday night and was sooo upset, she loves her Mom so much. In fact when I was there a couple of weeks ago we all went out to lunch with her Mom, Me, Chrissy, Chrssy's daughter, Ellen and my daughter Kelly too. Mary had potato pancakes and just want her to be alright. She is such a sweetheart too.

Anyways bye guys and see you when I come back, but than a few days later I am off to Los Angeles, California again for training for that University Of Michigan study accessing the school children in Indianapolis and across the nation I did a couple of years ago. I will work both H & R Block AND the study at the same time as we are winding down at Block so I did it before so I can do it again.

Take care and talk to you when I get back. Love you, Sharon.

Jello
03-04-2002, 09:22 AM
Well, I've got good news, bad news and good news....

The good news is that I was down 0.2 lbs. at weigh in on Saturday. (Hey, I'll take it. ;) ) The bad news is that we realized that there was a mistake in the math somewhere and even though I thought I had 2.2 lbs. to lose to get to 40 lbs., I actually had 2.4 lbs. to lose. So now I "still" have 2.2 lbs. to lose. :mad:

Ah, but the good news is that I'm feeling positive about it. I'm back on track ... at least for now. I was good food-wise and exercise-wise on Sunday. Rich and I even went out to TGI Fridays for lunch on Saturday and I had grilled chicken over angel hair pasta with tomato sauce. A lot better than cream sauces or cheesy something or whatever. Oh, and we had walked over to the restaurant and back (a little less than a mile) and also spent some time walking around the mall. So far so good....

I have my "real" appointment at the hospital at 4:30 today. Between 4 and 4:30, I have to drink 40 ounces of water and not go to the bathroom until the testing is over. Actually, the appointment's not until 5:00 so sitting there waiting is going to get very very interesting. :lol: Oooh, I can hardly wait.

OK, I just glanced down at my "to do" list so I guess I'd better get to it. The old witch is back in the office today but still hasn't said anything about how she screwed up the project and I had to save the day. I'm sure she'll make some comments about me not doing it right or something. Some people are just so petty and pitiful. It's kind of sad, really.

Well, I'm going to fill my water bottle again (requires a brisk walk to the other end of the building) and then dive into all this mess. How many calories burned by typing, do you think?

Much love to you all!
Jo.

SandiH
03-04-2002, 11:35 AM
Haven't been here in a little while so have to read and catch up on all the posts.

Just really wanted everyone to keep Chrissy's mom and Chrissy and her family in their prayers. Chrissy called me last night and that poor girl has really had a plate full these past few years.
So tonight please say an extra prayer for her. Sandi

sweet tooth
03-04-2002, 04:11 PM
Hi everyone. Woke up to snow this morning. We have been so fortunate not having very much snow snow the last few years, but it is not helping the farmers very much. We are having a bit this week, but it is almost too little too late.

In the weight loss department, this is certainly a better week than last. I lost 4.75 pounds this week, so only have 2.25 pounds of that dreaded 7 pounds to lose. THEN, I can start on the Easter challenge. This does not look very promising, does it? However, it is one day at a time and I know that I will eventually lose it. I just need to learn to be more patient.

Sherry - Congrats on the 3 lb. loss. You are really getting there, girl. Keep up the great work. By the way...What was the bowling score last week?

Jo - Look at you! You have lost. Don't worry about the amount, just be happy that you are finally on that losing road again. I know you can do it and you are soooooo close to that 40 lb. goal. I'm hoping with you that you make it by Easter.

I shake my head every time that I read about your own personal witch. It amazes me that people behave like that in the work place and then don't look after their own work. I'm still shaking my head... Hope everything with her goes well today and that you don't take the brunt of any bad comments. I would think that she would be happy just to have you pick up the pieces and do her work for her, however, some people can never be pleased. You take care.

Sharon / Chrissy - My hear aches for you both. I am so sorry to hear that the health of your parents is not good. You have both had so much to deal with the last little while. My prayers are with you both and with your families.

CJ - Miss you. Hope you are taking care of yourself. Write soon.

Jello
03-05-2002, 08:58 AM
Just checking in this morning to see if anyone's heard from Chrissy or Sharon. I say my prayers as I lie in bed each evening and Sharon's dad and Chrissy's mom are both in them. If either of you guys are reading this, please know that I've asked God to watch over your families. Love you both. {{{Sharon}}} {{{Chrissy}}} :angel:

Peggy, I used to fret over the witch's attitude and stress over what kind of heck she's going to put me through each day but you know what? It's soooo not worth it. I've developed an attitude of just pitying her and feeling sorry for someone who's obviously so unhappy in life that she tries to make everyone else miserable. It's kind of funny though that every now and then I say something about her to someone that works with her and used to be close to her and I find them agreeing with me!!! It seems she's alienating pretty much everyone. It's just a shame that her boss (who's also my boss) is too spineless to take action. Someday she's going to screw something up so badly that it'll really hurt the company and business and hopefully that'll force the management to do something about her. Meanwhile, I don't think about her or talk to her unless absolutely have to and then I act all nice and calm and say "yes, of course" and "no problem, I'll handle that right away" etc.

OK, enough of all that. My appointment at the hospital last night was a nightmare. I was preregistered but they told me I had to be there at 4:30 for a 5:00 appt. anyway. So I drank my 40 ounces of water (had to for the ultrasound) and got there at 4:30 and, of course, had to sit and wait until 10 after 5. The test itself took about a minute and 30 seconds and then she told me to sit in the waiting room until the doctor checked the charts/scans to make sure they were OK. I waited almost an hour!!!! Finally I went up to the desk and asked how much longer I had to wait. With that, the girl who'd done the test wandered by for about the 10th time and the receptionist asked her and she said "oh you can leave". :mad: She said it as if to say "what are you still doing here?" I stormed out of the place asking loudly "why couldn't you have told me that an hour ago!?!?" Never again!!! Next time I have a test there and they tell me to sit and wait, I'll tell them I'm leaving and here's a number you can reach me if you need to.

Sorry, I'm venting. Meanwhile, by this time I was starving to death. Didn't help that the receptionist and some of the other people working there were munching pizza. I drove home at the speed of light and found myself in the fridge before even saying hello to Rich or the dog. Stress eating. Comfort food. My big downfall.

Anyway, this morning I'm feeling better about life. Got on the treadmill, had my yogurt for breakfast and I'm having a good hair day. :lol: We have another long boring meeting tonight at the VFW but I guess I'll live through it. It's supposed to drop down into the 20's with a wind chill around 0 degrees but I'm still debating whether or not I want to bundle up and walk to the meeting. Hm, maybe next week... :rolleyes:

Gotta go. With the boss out of the picture for a little while, I'm catching up on all the stuff that's been on the "low priority to-do list" for months. Hm, and maybe a little 'net surfing at the gardening sites too??? ;)

Love you guys!
Jo.

sweet tooth
03-05-2002, 10:21 AM
Yesterday I didn't think that the weather would get any worse, but, guess what. It is not only snowing blizzards here, but the temp is down to -18 with a wind chill to -29. Hubby also had to drive to Calgary last night where the road advisories were not good, so I have been on pins and needles worrying about whether he made it, or not. AAAAAAnnnnndddd, I only snacked on a ff hot dog, that didn't even bring me up to my minimum points last night. Yeah for me, for a change.

Jo - You have such a great attitude towards the 'lady' in your office. I couldn't be the brunt of that kind of treatment over such a long period of time without something happening. You are so smart to handle it that way and just let her dig her own grave.

I can relate to your problems at the hospital yesterday. I have been going through a bunch of tests lately. They just think that you have all the time in the world to wait for them to finish their personal conversations, go for their lunch breaks, etc. Buuut if you are late for your appointment, watch out....

I so admire you for your exercise regimen. I have tried to get the motivation to do something, but just can't seem to get to it (just an excuse, right?). I know that I need to do some weight training to firm up the flab, so I'm trying to set that as my priority with this weight loss program right now. How do you have the energy to get up and work out before you go to work? It's a wonder to me. LOL

Have a great day.

SandiH
03-05-2002, 04:21 PM
Received a call from Chrissy this afternoon. Her mom was taken off the respirator and passed away peacefully this afternoon. Please keep her in your prayers. Love to all Sandi

sweet tooth
03-05-2002, 06:38 PM
Chrissy - Sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking about you and the family. Take care.

Luv,