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03-01-2002, 03:35 PM

Welcome to a thread full of humor,encouragement, friendship & fellowship, as we share the ups & downs of raising a family & losing weight! We welcome all new friends and our returning friends too!

Be sure to go back to check out the SAHM's #34 thread to see what has been going on in everyone's lives & meet our newcomers.


03-01-2002, 03:55 PM
Good Afternoon!

Well, it looks as though the members of our thread & their families are on the mend again. A little sleepy, but feeling a lot better! I've had another busy morning & as usual,the unexpected came up! I ended up helping my DM with her bath & did her laundry. Then...DH called me from the Northwoods & asked if I could get insurance put on the snowmobile. (He forgot to do it!) I'm always looking for a day to myself, but then...maybe I'd get lonely! :lol: I did real well staying OP this a.m., but slipped a little for lunch & had a single burger @ Culver's. (Those better-
butter-burgers!) I savored every bite! I'm trying to keep up with my water this afternoon & maybe some of the fat will be cleansed from my bod. Spryng: Glad to see that you seem to be feeling better. It's great to hear that the kids & you got plenty of rest. This sounds like our hour 6 weeks ago. I was sleeping/resting at least 12-16 hours p/day. (Unfortunately, the house showed the results!) Well...one thing for sure with me: I didn't have a bowl of beans for breakfast! I'm not sure if I could eat them that early in the a.m. If I'm going to eat fiber for breakfast, I'll go for the cereal's high in fiber instead & maybe an orange. Switching to high-grain bread seems to be cleaning me out too! I'm not sure where you heard that fiber is hard to digest. It seems the opposite for me & my DM's doctor suggested her to increase her fiber to make her more regular. I know another thing that seems to work for me is to have a Slim Fast for breakfast & another for lunch. I'm extremely hungry when I do this, but I sure make my trips to the bathroom! :joker: I hope that the rest of you are doing fine & maybe we'll here from Lilbitofsunshine one of these days. Her vacation must be over, or just about over. I can't wait to hear how her 2nd Honeymoon went. Well, we're supposed to get 8-12 inches of snow here tonight & I have to go & try & figure out how to run the tractor/snowblower. Wish me luck! DH left for the weekend & forgot to show me how to operate it! TTFN

03-02-2002, 08:32 AM

I'm not quite sure why #35 is not showing up first, so that we can start using this one. (The other thread is getting way...too long!) Hope to see you all posting on this new one. See yah later! I'll try & move over the new posts, okay? I hope that you all don't mind me doing this.

03-02-2002, 11:09 AM
I guess I'm not talented enough to move the newer posts from #34 over to this thread. [b]Ginny: Didn't you do this at some time or another? Well, I finished the day ok yesterday. DD had to perform with the other Pom Pon girls at our schools basketball tournament, so we went to watch her & after the game, it was back to Culver's again! I'm so proud of myself, as I didn't order anything for myself. I figured dd would not finish all of her root beer float & sure enough, a few slurps were left, so I slurped it down!
Well, I'm running out of time, so I'll try & address everyone in a zip. Misty: Glad to see you back! As you can see, I posted yesterday, but it took until this a.m. to show up!! What's going on? Glad to see that you had a great time on vacation & it sounds like a nice vaction spot. I'll have to tell DH about it. As for the challenge, I'm not quite sure what the #'s say on the scale because I'm afraid to hop on! I'm also studying different weightloss plans to see if I find one that I can live with. Lately, I have good intentions, but the complete motivation is not there. Spryng: Glad to see that your family is back to normal again! Congrats on the 1# loss, you lucky duck, you! Ginny: Thanks for the kind words & also your comment about the chocolate covered cherries. I'm trying to stay away from them, really! Well, it's back to the tournament again today. I have to be there by 9:30 to work out in the kitchen & it snowed here last night & I have to go blow out the driveway. TTFN

03-02-2002, 08:47 PM
Hi! I was kinda wondering what was going on here. Seems 3FC might be having some trouble again, I hope not. I've had withdrawls all vacation. If it shuts down now I'll have a breakdown, really I will!
Ginny I wonder how you do it?! It always sounds like you are doing 10 jobs at once. Is this what I have to look forward to when my children become of school age? I'll never be prepared for it. Jackie you always seem to be doing it too. Maybe you two should get together and start a manual for Spryng and I? Kudos to both of you. You are both awsome super moms!
As for me I had no problem staying OP thus far. I even took a trip to the grocery store and avoided all the sweet samples! Tomorrow is my youngest daughter's birthday party. She will be one! We are having a party for her. It's going to me a rough time for me to stay on track with all the goodies running around here. I'm so excited though. I baked a huge cake and we are making ice cream. The kids love it, me too. I'll never grow up!
Ginny if you come across any really great diet plans, let me know. I'm also in the process of looking for something new. For now I'm still doing the low calories. I can't seem to get in gear for the Adkins diet. I don't think it is for me. I'm really into all my vegi's and I grow a garden too. Oh, I have a question too. Might be a dumb one, if so just over look me while I'm in the moment. Is there a difference between carb's found in bread and pastas than in vegi's? Someone help me to figure this out. I'm reall stumped. Okay I gotta go look for games for the kiddies to play tomorrow. Nighty Nite.

03-03-2002, 04:14 PM

I'll try & answer your question on carbs first. I'm not sure if I'm quite accurate with an answer though. I do believe that the carbs found in breads & pastas are processed carbs & are more concentrated. :?: In fruits, etc., they are a natural form of carbs, which are better for you. If anyone else has a better way of explaining this, please correct me. Thanks! I hope that your 1 y/o dd has/had a Happy Birthday! They are so sweet & innocent at that age! On the Super Mom part: I always tease the kids & DH about being Super Mom, but I tend to fall apart once in awhile. I do have fun when they ask for something & then something else, over & over again. This is when I get up or start running around the house saying: "It's Super Mom, she can do anything!" They then get the drift & leave me alone for at least 10-15 minutes. (They think it's quite funny!)
Well, I'd like to keep typing away, but I'm feeling kind of grubby & need a shower! I'm snowed in @ home today with a 16" snowdrift across our driveway, so this is why it doesn't really matter if I'm all grubbed up! DH comes home in a few hours, so I'd better get myself looking like something! ;)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

03-03-2002, 10:34 PM
Well the birthday party was a hit! Kids are all tuckered out by this time and have gone to bed. So hard to believe she is one. She's such a little doll. I have a ton of pictures to have developed between today and our vacation. Hope Walmart is having a special! As for my eating today, do you all really want to know? I decided if I was gonna shoot the diet in the foot I was gonna do it good and take her down! Hot dogs with chili and the works, cake, ice cream, chips, candy and soda (not diet either). I didn't even count the calories. Why bother. Shoot I guess we gotta get it out of our systems. Who can be good all the time. Not me! Funny stuff about the super mom. I can totally see it. Oh how I dread those days coming. My 2 1/2 y/o is begining to develope an opinion of her own, I can only imagine what it will be like when she is older. She is so emotional (at this age it is so hard to believe) I'm going to have my hands full. She is so much like me. It scares me to death! Well I gotta go to bed, I have a huge day ahead! Nighty Nite. I hope the other girls aren't having trouble finding us?

03-05-2002, 10:39 AM
Good Morning!

I hope that Ginny doesn't mind, but I brought "MY" #35 post to the top. It really doesn't matter to me which one we use, but I didn't want our "current posts" not looked at.

03-05-2002, 10:52 AM
Hi, It's me again!

Lilbitofsunshine: Glad to hear that dd's party was a big hit! Don't worry about splurging, unless it gets habit forming, like I'm going thru! :eek: I'm at the REAL GUILTYstage right now, so maybe I'm over the hump & can really get serious again. DH & DS finally fixed my recumbent bike last night. I can now officially read my posts & check out other websites while I'm a peddlin' away!
I'm not peddlin' yet, because it w/b a little awkward in my short little nightie! :lol: It's garbage day again, so I didn't want to get dressed yet & make it outside in the cold. Once the garbage is to the road, I will then put on my sweats & start peddlin' & surfing the web! I hope that Ginny has found this thread & is not insulted. (If so, I'll still love you, Ginny!) ;) Well, it's time for me to face the cold outside. TTFN!

03-05-2002, 10:57 AM
Good morning all!!
I hope everyone is doing well today. I'm recovering today from over eating yesterday. I was doing really well and then we went to my dm and something put me over the edge. Depression. I ate and ate all evening. I don't feel bad about it rightnow I just don't want to do it again so today I'm getting strict on myself again. I was losing too well lately to blow it on some cold pizza and hard cookies. What got into me??? That stuff never entices me, but it did last night. But ok....I did it and now I am moving on....eating good today.... :)
How's everyone else doing?

03-05-2002, 11:05 AM

We must have been posting at the same time! As I have said to Misty, don't get too hard on yourself. (Unless you got as bad as I did!) :o For you two, it's still early enough to nip it in the "Bud" ! Now that you have mentioned on not knowing what is happening, I wonder if that bug has anything to do with our cravings. They always say that your body sometimes craves the foods that you're body needs. Maybe we didn't eat enough of these things when we were sick. Lets try & build up our immune systems, okay? (With good foods!)

03-05-2002, 11:52 AM
Me stupid!! Silly me starting a new thread when Jackie had already done so.!!
I am just here for a quick check in to say hello. I hope to get back on later and read the posts and catch up with everyone.
Have a great day!

03-05-2002, 02:55 PM
Hi All! Looks like we had a mix up there, huh? Glad you found us Ginny! You're not alone there Spryng. I've been doing some overeating myself. I'm out of it now though. It was getting out of control for me, Jackie. I haven't been sick either. So what can my excuse be? To many temptations. I threw them all out today. I really am not strong enough to have all those sweets in the house. I must be addicted to sugar. It really is my only weakness as far as food goes.

Other than that it has been slow around here. I've been hanging on the nerves edge though. DH keeps asking me what is wrong and that only makes it worse. It's just my head, goes along with depression. I'll be fine, made an appointment to see the doc tomorrow. I really feel like it is just winter blues. I'm itching to get outside and start my garden. The kids are driving me alittle crazy too. Keeping 2 kids cooped up inside is not good for my nerves! Lets all hope (& pray) for March to go out like a lamb. Okay enough of my wallowing in pity, I gotta go meditate before I come all undone.

03-05-2002, 04:39 PM
My heart goes out to you Misty!! :cry: I know how it feels to have two toddlers cooped up all winter! I suffer from those winter blues too. We are about to buy a fence for our acre of a yard and as soon as it is up and the weather is warmer out they go!! :lol: I'll get out my lawn chairs and a good book and let those two little animals run until their legs fall off :o They really are fed up with me too I think. If I didn't have this thread to back me up I'd be sitting in a corner with my thumb in my mouth and the kids ransacking the house! ha ha! So thanks ladies just for being on the other side of the computer screen. Adult conversation can never be over rated. :)
I'm doing pretty good today. I had yogurt for breakfast and two low cal sandwiches for lunch. So so far so good.
Oh I found a diet you ladies who were wanting to try something different might be interested in. have you ever tried a cleansing diet?? I bought a woman's world magazine. The Mar 12 issue. And on the cover it said lose 10 lbs in 48 hours. So I had to buy it. But this isn't a miracle diet per say. It is a cleansing diet.
This is what you do. You go to your health food store and buy a cleansing pill or shake or whatever you are comfortable with and take it according to instructions and then eat like this ...
1. upon rising have 2 (8 oz) glasses of filtered water with 1/4 fresh lemon squeezed in each
2. breakfast - 1 1/2 cups fresh fruit
3. midmorning snack - 1 cup oatmeal prepared with water; and 1/4 cup fruit if desired
4. lunch - unlimited steamed low carb vegtables, such as broccoli, bell pepper, mushrooms, zucchini and sugar snaps peas. and one small baked potatoe or yam, optional.
5. midafternoon snack - unlimited fat free vegtable soup
6. dinner - unlimited steamed low carb vegtables and one baked potato or yam, optional.
Do this for 7 days and they guarentee it will cleanse your body and melt some fat in the process. But you have to do it for 7 days. They stated that the average person lost a lb a day on this some more.
If you are interested and want to learn more email me and I'd be happy to answer any questions. I want to try it but I have to wait until we have a little extra money for the health food store. They aren't cheap. But I think everyone's body could use a cleansing. It cleans the liver out which plays a vital role detoxification, bile drainage, blood circulation and filtration, blood glucose regulation, and the synthesis and storage of amino acids, proteins, vitamins and fats. That's what the magazine says anyway :) Sounds interesting though. ;)
Well I guess I should get off here. Talk to you later!

03-05-2002, 05:11 PM
Can't get rid of me today! :lol:

Well, I did pedal on my recumbent bike today. I stayed on for almost an hour, burned 576 calories & pedalled 19.17 mi.
HOT BUNS!! (Ginny's old saying for me!) Well, I didn't exactly feel my buns burning, but my clothes sure were wet! It helped my anxiety/depression too! I've been kind of down for the past couple of days. I'm sure you all know, I take Wellbutrin, an anti-depressant & I've been really bad at taking it at the recommended times lately. I'm trying really hard to remember, but still slip once in awhile, which only once in awhile can throw me over the edge. I guess part of my forgetfulness is due to running 2 households for the past 3 wks. (Due to my DM having surgery) Over the weekend, I think I had burn-out syndrome from helping out @ the basketball tournament, helping DM & trying to keep my own home above water! I kind of shut down on Saturday afternoon & I think that my DH was shocked when he saw how the house looked! I then told him, you took the weekend off & so did I! That shut him up! :D Now, DD is home with bug that everyone seems to be getting & is the same one that she had 3 wks. ago. It must of came out of remission again! I'm taking her for a throat culture in a few minutes, as I think she may have strepp. Yesterday she had a fever of 103 d., but today it's normal. Her tonsils are extremely inflamed , so this is why I'm getting a culture taken. Spryng: When I'm in town today, I think that I'll see if my library has that Woman's World magazine issue for the cleansing diet. I used to be on Herbalife, which I don't believe in anymore, but I did like their detoxifying herbs & I did see a big difference on the scale & with my complexion. Thanks for the info!! Misty: You don't have to be sick to have an excuse to have cravings once in awhile. I think that it's natural for our bodies to crave once in awhile & eat the wrong foods. Our bodies cry out in the strangest ways once in awhile. Just draining the energy out of our bodies is enough to get cravings. I hope that you are feeling better with the blues. I'm sure waiting for springtime & especially summer!
Summer is my favorite time of year & once fall is here, I start getting depressed again! It has to be SAD, as when summer is here again, I feel like a kid! Speaking of kids, it looks like the majority of us are cooped up inside with them! ;) DD is starting to really get bored & is begging for homework! Well, we have to leave for the Doc's in a few minutes, so TTFN!

03-05-2002, 10:07 PM
Well I'm still wallowing in the self pity here. I thought today would get better too. Geesh, I over ate to add to it. Think I might throw out my scale for awhile. I'm scared to see what it says to me. I'm sorda interested in your bike Jackie. Does it help you beat the blues? I was on Welbutrin once too. I had side effects from it. Glad you can sympathize with me, Spryng. It's awful though. We are fencing in our yard this spring too. I can't wait. I'm so sick of sitting on the couch. My house is so clean it would put Mr. Clean to shame. I'm just so bored. It's probably why I keep over eating. Oh and my parents sent this huge package full of Easter candy in the mail. Needless to say the house it full of junk again. I think I'm switching my St. Patty's challenge to see if I can gain 5# :devil:. Anyone want to join me.
You'll have to forgive me girls for being such a downer. Tomorrow has to be better. I guess I'd better get in the bed. Nighty Nite.

03-06-2002, 12:32 AM
Oh misty!! I feel for you girl! It is almost scary how alike we can be at times. I did ok today until tonight. I was already at my limit for today and then my DH bought mcdonalds and I ate more and more!! Will I ever learn? It seems I'm headed in a downward spiral of over eating. I've got to get this in control before my scale starts showing it too. I'm on for that 5 lb gain by st. patricks day Misty!! :) jk. But seriously, this is getting ridiculous. I've got to quit eating like there is no tomorrow for big macs! And now that they are 2 for 2.22 is making it worse because my husband is a sucker for a tasty deal :o
What are we to do girls?? Please help before I ruin everything I have been working for !!!

03-06-2002, 10:41 AM
Hello all...

I've been lurking around the 2FC site for a couple of weeks now... this is my first post. I am a mostly SAHM with 3 kids, ages 6, 4, and 16months. I also work part-time evenings and weekends, when Daddy can be home with the little ones.

I began my "journey" a couple of weeks ago, with a good start, but have hit a few pitfalls along the way. As you all know, life with kids is often unpredictable, and I find it difficult to stay on track when a bump in the road comes along. My first 10 days went wonderfully, and I lost 5 pounds. But then my 4 year old had surgery, so 2 days of hospital food and the followng days playing nurse at home pretty much wrecked me. It probably sounds like I'm making excuses, and I don't want to do that. So, how do you all manage "real life" and still healthy eating habits?

I find my biggest downfall is work... I work in a very busy emergency room, where it's often not possible to actually sit for a decent meal. Faced with a grumbling belly and no time to eat, I end up chowing on whatever "junk" is lying around. Any words of wisdom to help conquer these terrible moments?

On the plus side, I am eating better at home. I'm cooking good, low-fat meals, stepping up the fruits and veggies, choosing whole grains, and downing the water. I'm also managing to get out 3-4 times a week for a long walk... sometimes alone, other times pushing the baby stroller. I know I'm on the right track... it's just a matter of staying the course!

Sorry this is so long... thanks for listening!

03-06-2002, 10:48 AM
Welcome Gemini. Your long posts are welcome here too. I'm SAHM, 2 Dd's 2 1/2 & 1. I'm in a bit of a funk here so forgive me for the poor introduction. Hope you stick around, I would love to get to know you better.

I'm off to the Doc girls. Hope you all have a nice day.

Edited to add I gained 3#.
Up too 127#.
I can't find a crying face so you all can imagine.

03-06-2002, 02:05 PM
Good Morning!

First of all, I'd like to welcome Gemini to our thread! We're here for you, as I can see, you'll be here for us! How many hours p/wk. do you work in the emergency room?
How many hours in a day? I bet you are totally exhausted when you get home. I sure hope that you don't work the 3rd shift & then be expected to watch the kids during the day. One high-stress job w/b enough for me or anyone else, I would think! Sorry to hear that your 4 y/o had surgery. I hope that it isn't anything serious. I know exactly what you are going thru when it comes to playing "Nurse" @ home. My Mom had foot surgery about 3 wks. ago & to top things off, my 8 y/o dd is @ home since last Friday with strepp throat!
The only nice thing to dd being @ home, I don't have to help my dm out during the day! And...if DH is out of town, I can't help her @ night either! (She doesn't want me to leave the kids at home alone & for sure, she doesn't want me to bring dd over with her strepp!) I guess I get a bonus this week, huh? As soon as DM knows that DH is home again,
it's off to Mom's house I go! But...in your case, working nights in the ER & then playing nurse @ home during the day,
I can see where you'd get wore out! Hopefully all will be better soon. ;) Maybe when you are @ work, you could bring a slim fast on ice for a quick meal instead of eating the junk around you. (That is if you can tolerate the SF.) Sounds like you are doing a great job @ home with the healthy eating/cooking choices. It's also great that you are getting out for regular walks. And for the long post: We love them! Misty: I hope that your spirits are on the mend for you. Maybe your Dr's. appt. will help you feel better. Don't worry about letting us know about your "pity parties", as I'm pretty good with these kind of parties myself! Just this morning, I was whining on how overwhelmed
I was. My DS's response: Your not the only Mom that feels like this, all mom's feel like you do! (So much for getting comfort from him, huh?) And your question about my bike: The hardest thing for me to do is to find the time to get on it. Once I'm peddlin' away, it's hard to get me off. I pedalled another 15.5 miles this a.m., burned 709 cals. & what it does to my well-being, I feel so great & my mind feels so much more clear when I finish. Just the feeling of knowing that I've burned that many cals & am toning my body is a great feeling! I'm so happy that my DH & DS fixed my bike over the weekend, as I sure missed it for the past month!
What were your side-affects from the Welbutrin? I'm not totally happy with it, but it's better than nothing! Without it, it's like having PMS, 24/7!! Oh!, and about your house being so clean: Want to come over & clean mine? :lol:
For the St. Pat's Challenge: We still have time! Let's not try & gain it, but start over from what we weigh now. As for me, I'm not sure how much I weigh right now. I'm afraid to hop on the scale again! I'm sure I've gained back the 6# that I lost while I was ill, but I'm afraid I gained more than that on top of it! :eek: I decided that I'd try & pedal at least 5 x's p/wk & try & watch what I eat & then close to St. Pat's Day, I'll weigh myself. If I'm at the same weight as before I was ill, I'll be happy with that #!
I can then move on from there. I've been doing a lot of day dreaming lately & I'm dreaming of a more slender body for summer, better than last years! For you gals that joined us since last summer, I was on a roll to get down to 140# by my 40th birthday, which was last July. Unfortunately, I didn't get to "140 by 40", but I sure got a lot of compliments & a lot of people thought that I did weigh 140! I guess this is where "muscle weighs more than fat" comes into the picture! And for the stats on muscle: Muscle is like having a natural girdle built into your body, as it "holds everything together". (No jell-o jigglers on my bod last summer!) I'm also hoping for a trimmer waist by the summer. I'm sure it won't look like Janet Jackson's, but anything is better than what I have now. And FYI: I've gained back most of the weight that I lost last year, so I'm starting over again! I'll keep dreaming & hopefully I'll get to my destination. Just remember everyone: Exercise does the body good & what it does for your mind is another plus!! (Remind me of this gals, if I start slipping again!) Spryng: I hope that you are staying away from those naughty McDonald's burgers!
I used to be addicted to their french fries a few years back & now I have no problem staying away from them. When we go to McDonald's I usually have a single burger & an Apple Bran Muffin & a water for a beverage. Stay away from those BIG Burgers, they're your worst enemy! You better tell your DH to go to McDonald's with the kids if he want's to eat the great deal & leave you home. Just think...what a nice break you would be getting too! You were right Spryng: If you don't watch it, you'll ruin what you have been working so hard at! I'm a good example, as I have to try & lose the same 25-30# that I lost & then some! For you gals that are cooped up with the kids all day: When you start feeling anxious/depressed, stay away from the "naughty" food & put on some energetic music & go grab your kids & start bee-boppin' with them. You'll burn some calories & have a few laughs in the process!! And Spryng: You & Ginny have given me so much incentive in the past several months, keep the inspiration going for me, okay? Speaking of Ginny: I wonder where she is? Maybe we're posting at the same time here. Should we see who's post is longer? Or maybe she's out for a long....walk! Well, dd is getting bored & also needs help with her school work. So...TTFN!

03-06-2002, 03:08 PM
Good afternoon ladies and welcome Gemini!! It's so great to have you join us. I think you will really like it here! It's my second home and these ladies feel like childhood friends to me even though I've only known them since december. I have two kids, (1 and 2) and have been married for almost 4 years now. Needless to say I am battling my weight from two pregnancies so close together. They are 11 months apart. But I'm doing ok. Only 7 lbs or so from my goal now. It's been a long road. But you understand that already because you are there too :)
The only advice I can give you for feeling hungary while on the job is to take something with you so that you don't have to eat cafeteria food or hit the vending machines. The shake is a great idea or maybe a meal replacement bar but if you want real food take a lunch with you that consists of raw vegtables, fruits, maybe a sandwich or low fat yogurt or something to that nature. But taking your own food is the best idea I have. If you must eat something there eat a salad at the cafeteria or a small baked potato. You can do it I know you can!! Sounds like your eating and cooking at home is excellent!! Very healthy! So now you just have to take that transition with you to work! It all boils down to how bad you want to lose the weight. That's what I'm battling with now. I've been overeating for a couple of days now and I know I've got to quit or gain weight and I don't want the latter so I am trying to stay busy today and out of the kitchen. But stick around this site and believe me you'll get motivated!!
You are so right Jackie. Misty and I are incentives for you to lose the weight. Sometimes you think you are losing for yourself only but when you are part of a thread like this it's just not so. You are losing weight for your friends too so that they will stay motivated to lose weight!! :cool: I won't forget that again. I'm being good today for the rest of us who need to hear that someone is "trying" their best to stay OP. Wish me luck!! But seriously, I'm tired of the out of control feeling I've been having when it comes to eating. Like last night I ate that burger and fries after I had already had a nice filling dinner and a dessert!! I wasn't the least bit hungary yet I just felt I had to eat it! And all of it!! :o Not today though. I had low fat yogurt for breakfast and two low cal sandwiches for lunch (a total of 310 cals so far) so that will allow me to have a nice sized dinner. I love big dinners. So today I am vowing to be good. And then tomorrow is another day and I will start over....
Misty, I know how upset you must have been to see that gain. I'm playing with fire myself too. But because of TOM my weight isn't accurate right now so I'm staying away from the scale. But I'm hoping that if I'm good the rest of the week when I do weigh in it will be 132 or less. I hope so anyway. But we are here for you and there is a crying smilie :cry: so that one is for you! I hope you feel better soon and before you know it those three lbs will be back off again! Are you still doing yoga?
Well I guess I need to get off here. My show is about to start. Talk to you girls later!!

03-06-2002, 05:35 PM
Hi everyone I been on 3FC for a while but since I am on other threads as well I thought I should finally introduce myself here. I am a 33 year old SAHM of 2 (11 year old girl and 4 year old boy) I am married and 100 pounds overweight..
I used to weigh 228 but then I BALLOONED to 264.8 so I started slimfast about 2 weeks ago I am now 262.4 . My goal is 160 I am 5'6" tall
I am going to go over the budget to see if WW is in the budget for me as well but till then I am doing the shakes and drinking my water and eating as healthy as possible.. My DH is a "snackmaster" he can eat and eat and eat till he bursts but doesnt gain. My son is just like him as well. My daughter is at the high range of weight but the doc said she is fine weight wise..
Hmmmm too much info yet???
Also I am a member at the www.slimfast.com I have about 5 or 6 buddies there..I also have a weekly workout plan set up based on my interests at www.workoutplan.com
I hope you dont mind me finally coming out of the lurkers closet..;lol; You all seem so easy to talk with so I thought I would jump in.
Take Care

03-06-2002, 07:34 PM
Welcome Sheila! It's always good to have a new motivator on board! I think one of the other girls here is doing WW, Ginny? Correct me if I am wrong but I think she got her WW stuff off ebay. You might check it out. I'm so excited to see the 2 new faces! Gemini and Sheila, BIG Welcome to you and very nice to meet you.
Yes, I'm back girls! The therapy today was exactly what I needed. I came home and Dh saddled up my horse and the oldest Dd and I went for a long ride. It was 65 today and beautiful weather. Totally lifted my spirits.
Jackie about the Welbutrin, it was sexual side effects. Lack of drive, ya know.
Spryng, I'm still doing the yoga. I think my weight gain might have something to do with TOM too. I'm staying away from the scale for awhile too. Thanks for the crying face too.
Ginny, where are you? We miss you!
As for the rest of the day I did great. Kept the calories low and only had a few jelly beans. That's way better than yesterday!
I'm looking into the stationary bike. Dh said it could be of benifit. So we will see. It would be great, it is so hard to get a workout with 2 lil' ones. Okay I have to go finish up the dinner dishes.
Hope you all are having a great day! :)

03-07-2002, 12:04 AM
Hello everyone and let me stop and welcome you in Sheila!! Wow I feel like it is christmas today with all the new ones joining us!!! I'm so excited to get to know you. You probably read about me earlier when I replied to gemini, but if you didn't let me introduce myself. My name is Spryng (it's my real name by the way, my middle name. Same spelling and all. ) I've been married for almost 4 years now. Will be four in april. I have two beautiful kids, 2 and 1, 11 months apart. I weighed 106 lbs the day I was married, 8 months later I had gained 40 lbs!! I'd like to blame it all on kids but they din't come until a year after that. :( Needless to say when I got pregnant I just kept gaining and gaining. I had my first baby and two months later was expecting again so I didn't even get a chance to lose the weight. So here I am now. Still trying to lose the weight. I haven't tried too many diets. I did slim fast once and I loved the chocolate shake!! I couldn't drink just one though. :) It never filled me up. Then I went on the Atkins diet. It worked great for me. The first time I was on it I lost 20 lbs in a month. But I tired of the food choices and went off. That happened several times. My DH hates that diet because of all the restrictions. He doesn't think I should deprive myself of anything I enjoy. So now I'm on a low calorie diet. Not one specific one. Just my own. It's working great for me. I love that I can eat anything I want as long as it's part of the daily calorie limit. It's all about portions. Oh and lots of water!! Well, anyway, so that's where I am now. I'm only 7 lbs from my goal but it's going very slowly now so it feels like 70 at times. I do hope to see you post here more often but you sound like you are very busy!! How do you do it all?? :?:
Misty, congrats on having a good day! :smug: You deserve it! And the bike sounds like a great idea. I too am think about something like that. I would really like a treadmill but they are so costly! maybe next year.
I'm proud to say my eating was EXCELLENT today!! I ended at about 1000 cals tonight. I feel really good right now. Now if I can just keep it up! jackie thank you so much again! It was you that gave me a "kick" in the butt to get into gear again. Your words echoed through my head all day. So this was for you!! :D Feel free to "kick" me anytime!!
Well it's been a long day so I'm calling it a night. I'll see you ladies tomorrow!!
Ginny?? Where are you?

03-07-2002, 12:39 AM
Thank you Lilbit and Spryng for the warm welcome
To clear up something. I am doing the shake for breakfast the rest of the day I do my own low calorie thing.. I tried the breakfast and lunch thing and it just didnt fill me up either..I guess I need actual food to think I am getting what I need. But I am NOT a breakfast person so the shake is the best thing for me.Otherwise I would skip that meal.. I know I need to be careful and consume at least 1200 calories daily..And get my WATER intake in and exercise
I did read about the Atkins Diet but thats as far as I went just reading.. It wasnt a plan for me..(and it was a book written in 1975 so the info might have been a nit old)
I tried the weight loss pill Meridida BUT I am also on antidepressants. I had to stop the Zoloft to take the Meridida.. Which wasnt a good idea.. I sunk into a deep depressed state and cried for weeks so they decided to have me stop meridida.. (No I am not a phycho just a bit unstable a/k/a manic depressive.)
:lol: Ya just gotta have a sense of humor sometimes and I use my sense of humor ALOT..(Hmmmmm too much info again huh??)
Ok I will go for now its past my bedtime 11.36 pm here in the northeast
Take Care and talk soon

03-07-2002, 10:24 AM
What a nice welcome... thank you!!!

I will try to answer some questions... I usually average about 20 hours per week at work in the ER. I do 2 weeknights, something like 6pm-midnight, then I do every other weekend... one of those weekend shifts is usually a 12 hour (3am-3pm) and the other is usually an 8 hour (7a-3p). I worked last night, was only scheduled for 7p-11p, but we had an overnite sick-call, so I stayed til about 2:30am. These are the times that get me into trouble with my eating. I had a good dinner before I left the house, expecting to only work my 4 hours... I vowed to be good and not eat anything, just chug my water. But, then I stayed late and of course got hungry, so I had a sandwich, which wasn't too terrible, but followed by chocolate cake, which wasn't too good! (actually, it was damn good, but not for the diet!!!)

Somehow, despite the fact that I cheated on my diet MANY times this week and ate hospital food for 2 days last weekend while my son was in for surgery (tonsillectomy... he's doing better now), I still managed to lose 2 pounds for the week. This brings me to 7lbs lost so far... over a little less than 3 weeks time. I am 5'4" and started at 175 (my all-time heaviest)... now at 168. My long-term goal is for a loss in the 40-45 pound range, but I will be ecstatic to start with 20lbs. ****, I am thrilled with the 7 so far!!!

So, my challenge for this weekend is to bring healthy food to work and stick with it! I am working 7a-7p on Saturday and 7a-3p on Sunday. I will sit down today and plan my weekend food before I hit the grocery store this afternoon.

On the homefront... I am managing to do fairly well with eating right during the day. I find if I keep busy, I am not so food-obsessed. But it's been tough this week, as we've been home-bound with my son recovering from surgery and my 16month old with the dreaded stomach bug. When I am home all day and don't keep as busy as I should, I find that I am watching the clock, just counting down the minutes until it's time to eat something. It definitely has gotten better over the past 3 weeks, but will there ever come a time when I am not thinking of food all day long???

03-07-2002, 11:54 AM
Your last question Gemini is an easy one to answer "will ther ever come a time when I am not thinking about food all day long? " No there will never be a time! :) because while you are dieting of course you are thinking about food all day long, what foods you can have debating on what foods you don't need etc. And even when you hit your goal you will still diet to maintain that weight so you will still think about food constantly. It's the side effect we get for wanting our health back along with our figure :p But you sounds as though you have a plan now and that's great. I would definitely take a cereal bar or meal replacement bar on the nights you only have to work a few hours just in case you end up working longer. Then you won't have to be tempted with the food that's offered there. Plus you save money. It's a win win situation. And congrats on the 2 lb loss this week! That's great!! I'm not weighing in until after tom is over. I retain alot of water during. So the scale isn't my friend during those days. But I'm hoping to see a loss when it's over.
Sheila, you can never give us too much info :) And you being on anti depressants is nothing to be ashamed of, in fact it speaks good things about you. That you understand that you need the extra help with your emotions and such to be a better mother, wife, and person. And that's great!! I think you read the old old old atkins book. His new revised one is much better and more lenient than the old. You may like it. I really liked it but now I'm at a point in my life where I am almost a vegatarian now. And that's how I like it. I can't eat meat alone anymore. Now a hamburger I can tolerate, and pizza with toppings but just a steak or chicken breast lying on my plate I can't stand. I think that's from the lbs upon lbs I ate while doing the atkins diet. Because I also can't stand eggs or much cheese now. And that was all stuff you eat tons of while on that diet. But as for a diet where you always feel full and eat alot on it works. After three days on the diet your body goes into what is called Ketosis. Which simply means your body is burning fat as energy. and it feels great! You have a ton of energy and no appetite, so you eat just enough to sustain you and that's it. The lbs melt away but if you cheat you are thrown out of ketosis very fast and can feel ill and then it's three more days until you are back in it. I did that more times then I care to remember. It's hard on the body and made me very sick in the end. But it sounds like you enjoy low cal. That's great. You get more variety and to me it's more challenging but so worth it. My husband loves it.
Well, I guess I am rambling on...
Anyway, it's another day for us to get it right and hopefully today goes as well as yesterday. Happy eating to the rest of you!!

03-07-2002, 06:20 PM
I am still alive here. Just so busy. I hope to get back online later and read all the posts (oh, so many!) and welcome newcomers.
See ya later!

03-07-2002, 06:24 PM
Hi Girls!!! How is everyone doing today? It is beautiful here, 67. I've been out exercising the horses (and myself) all day. It is amazing what a little warm weather and some walking can do. I feel great. Hard to believe yesterday I was in such a mood. Thanks girls for putting up with me, I just love yain's for it.
My Dh is off on a road trip. He will be returning later this evening. The girls and I have been snacking all day, when it is just us we do this and avoid cooking. It's been all healthy eating. Mostly fruit and some venison jerky for me.
Great job there Gemini losing 2#! That is fantastic. Sounds like you are doing great with your diet. I was around 160# when I got started on this diet about a year ago. Then 140# when I joined SAHM. I'm now at 124# (got on the scale today even though I said I wouldn't) and 5'3". Spryng can relate too, she is your height and I can't remember what her high weight was. I'm thinking it was near mine though. I wish I had some magical advice to tell you to help you stop thinking about food. I think about it constantly. Winter is the worst, sitting in the house watching the clock, waiting for the minute I can eat again. I hate it. I stay so busy in the summer it doesn't bother me as much. Good luck hon, and hang in there. You are doing great this far. Glad to hear your Ds is feeling better after surgery too.
Sheila, I'm the pshyco around here:lol:! And clinical diagnosis manic depressive, maybe bi polar tendancies. It's still a diagnosis in the works. A few others here can relate. I felt like a wierdo when I had to tell all the girls here about my problem. They all have been nothing but warm and caring to me. I'm extending the same warmth to you dear. I know how it goes, been there too. I'm also doing my own low calorie low fat thing. I make it up as I go. Try as hard as I can to keep cals under 1500 and drink tons f water. Also exercise. I do yoga 3x a day. It is part of my therapy though. I don't take perscription drugs for my depression. I've tried many "coctails" and I have to many side effects. So, I see 3 doctors and we have come up with a more natural approach. Omega once a day taken with vitamin B12 then the yoga. I still get in a funk sometimes and gotta have some extra therapy. But I'm doing much better than I did on the perscriptions. I hope you feel more comfortable here now knowing my story. And you can never give us to much information. I love long posts as you can see by now, if you all haven't fallen asleep yet.
Hey Spryng! I love it when you "ramble"! I always find myself educated when you are done! Great information on the Adkins diet and Ketosis. Oh how I wish I had the motivation to do it. I'd meet my goal in no time!
Jackie, are you off back to your Dm's? How's the Dd? Hope you are doing well.
Ginny, where are you? I sure hope you didn't catch a bug.
Okay, I'm done girls. I gotta go get Louie (Dd's easter bunny) some hay and check the temp on the brooder. 250 chicks!

03-07-2002, 06:40 PM
There you are Ginny! We were posting at the same time! :lol: I look forward to hearing all about your time away from us when you get time! Hope you are not over working yourself!

03-07-2002, 11:44 PM
Hello all!! Misty you really crack me up! Thanks for the compliment on my posts. I didn't realize I was the educating type. Just passing on some tips. Good for you for getting outside and enjoying the fresh air. It really makes a difference doesn't it?? :)
Well another day of good eating here. I'm at about 1000 again. But I'm still lacking on the water. Must get that 8 glasses in. I'll try better on that tomorrow.
Well I'd have a longer post but I must catch survivor. I left earlier and my dh taped it for me. I love that show. C-ya.

03-08-2002, 02:10 PM
How is everyone today? Things are going along here. I'm trying to regain my sanity, kiddies are finally down for a nap! The youngest is going through some awful teething. I was up most of the night watching telly tubbies with her. It seems to be the only thing that calms her. I'm very tired. No motivation to exercise at all. I'm actually debating taking a nap. I forced myself to do yoga this morning. I hope you all are doing great!

03-08-2002, 03:25 PM
Hi Everyone!

Welcome, Sheila! I'm so happy that you have joined us! I'm so glad that you came out of the "lurkers closet!" It looks as though you have a lot in common with us. The top 2 being that you have children & want to lose weight! The depression issue: Well, I think trying to keep a family happy & not spending enough time on ourselves is one of the big reasons we go over the edge at times. Thanks for listing the Slim Fast Website. I've been trying to get on that site for weeks and then finally gave up! I guess they had it under construction for awhile. With you mentioning it, I gave it another try & am finally logged in as a member now & I have also bookmarked it in my files. Slim Fast has helped me a lot with my weightloss in the past & it's great that there is a website to go to now. Ginny: I'm glad that you had the chance to check in with us. I was really worried about you being upset with me! It looks as though I need a self-confidence builder, huh? Spryng: Again thanks for mentioning the Woman's World article on detoxifying our bodies. I picked up the March 12th issue & I'm very much interested in trying this ASAP! To the whole thread: I've been at an all-time low the past couple of days. If I haven't been making much sense, this is why. DH left for another long-weekend of snowmobiling in the Northwoods again! This s/b his last weekend for the year, so I let him go. The only good thing about having him gone is that I can "pamper" myself today & not feel guilty about not doing the housework. I told him that seeing that he w/b gone today, I was taking a "mental health" day & will do what I want for the whole day! No guilt for being on the computer, reading or just plain laying around & watching videos! I still feel quite tense, but what a relief to "unwind" a little! I also went to the Public Library this a.m. & checked out a bunch of self-help audio tapes. I checked out about 20 of them! (No lie!) The Librarian must have thought that she had a real nut case there! I don't care because as soon as I leave she'll hopefully forget all about me! If the tapes can help me & I can learn a lot from them, who cares, right? I picked up 2 on weightloss, another on finding my authentic self, lots on stress related topics, a Chicken Soup for the Soul, & a few on raising & disciplining children. Thank goodness they are all on tape, as I can do other things while listening to them. I also checked out 2 DVD videos, Erin Brockovich & another on rock concerts of the past. Does this look like a "Pamper Yourself" day, or what? I'm sorry I'm ramblin' on so long...I just needed to vent or let you know how I'm feeling. Misty: Thanks for the info about your experience on Welbutrin. I somewhat have the same side effect as you did, but I'm dealing with it. DD is back in school today & DM is leaving this afternoon for my brothers for the night. I guess the Lord finally answered my prayers & has given me the "time off" that I needed. :love: DD sure needed to go back to school, as she had so much built-up energy inside of her! Her class went bowling today in celebration of Lutheran Schools week. I sure hope that she comes back tired out, so I can extend my laid-back day! Gemini: How are you doing? Come back here as often as you'd like! Well, I guess it's time to work off some stress on the recumbent bike. Have a great weekend, everyone!

03-08-2002, 03:36 PM

Hangin' tough here! I had a great eating day yesterday, and another one so far today.:) I'm glad to be back on track after my chocolate cake binge at work the other night.

I have my menu all planned out for this weekend at work... will bring all my food and vow to stay "good". I am going to a work party Saturday night and have decided to allow myself one "splurge"... hopefully this will let me not feel cheated. Besides, there will be lots of dancing to work it off!

Unfortunately, I have not been able to walk since Tuesday... the baby is still sick (stomach bug), and is cutting molars, to boot. :( Ds is getting better by the day, though, after his tonsillectomy a week ago. Now if I could just get him to take his medicine without having to hold him down!:rolleyes: As for my walking, I think I'll try to get out for some mall walking this evening after dinner.... I need to pick up more oatmeal for ds anyway. Then I'll be on my feet at work all weekend, so my exercise is covered there. :)

I hope everyone one else is well and has a great weekend!:D

03-08-2002, 03:43 PM

I'm good! Thanks for asking! We must have been posting at the same time. ;)

Your day of pampering sounds wonderful... I may need the same on Monday after my 20 hours of work this weekend! Oh, please let ds feel well enough to go to preschool for a couple of hours on Monday!!! :dizzy:

03-08-2002, 04:22 PM
Good afternoon all!! I'm so happy to read so many posts again!
I am so glad you are getting a personal day jackie. You deserve it. I hope it helps lifts your spirits.
Gemini, it's good to hear that you got a plan now for work and enjoy that party!! We are going to a wedding tomorrow and I am looking forward to the dancing, (at the reception of course) and good FOOD!!
I'm having another great day for eating. I've been cleaning all day. My bedroom needed some special TLC. It's not been really cleaned in about 3 months now :o So needless to say I was tired of walking on clothes and papers and towels and such. So I put in Barney for the kids and cleaned away. I actually have a carpet again!! Imagine that! :lol: Then after I finished that I attacked my kitchen and living room and guest bath. Yet I'm still revving to go! I had a low cal sandwich for breakfast, and some soup for lunch and I have a crock pot full of tasty beans on for dinner. I'm sure they are not low calorie so that's why I've been eating light for the other meals so I can have a nice dinner of beans and cornbread. It smells heavenly in here. How can beans smell so good yet after you eat them the house smells so bad!!:o Oh, did I say that?? :^:
Anyway, as you can see I'm in a very good mood. I hope my vibes rub off on you guys too. I have plenty to spare today for some reason.
Gemini I hope your little ones get better fast. Mine was sick just a week ago so I know what you are going through with that stomach bug. They are so pityful aren't they?
jackie, I really want to try that cleansing diet too. I think it would be a perfect time to do it. Right before summer. It will clean out your liver and shed some lbs. I'm all for that. I went to one of the websites posted for the herbs and it's a great deal. You can get a two week package for 26.00 , that's not bad. But I don't have that right now to spend on me so I'm going to wait a couple more weeks. Let us know if you decide to try it. the best thing is it's only for 7 days and then back to normal eating. I can do it for seven days. And the prospect of losing a lb a day is great!!
Misty, you take that nap and enjoy it! Just because we are all grown up doesn't mean we don't deserve a nap every once in a while. It may do you some good. With you feeling so tired and all you may be coming down with something. I'd take some vit C if I were you just in case. It helps boost your mood too plus is a diuretic. So vit C is my miracle drug. :) And you can never take too much and get sick. If you take too much what your body doesn't need it will wash out of your system. So it's not harmful. Believe me, when my DH and DS got the flu I took 4000 mg in the morning and 2000 in the afternoon and 2000 more before bed. I never got sick. Just a little bit of a sore throat so I think I really headed it off. But none the less, I hope you get rested.
Well, I guess I should get off here. Everyone have a great day!!

03-08-2002, 09:22 PM
Just a quick check in!

FYI: I believe that my "Pity Party" is over. (At least for today.) :rolleyes: It didn't dawn on me 'til I started feeling better, but I'm probably in the PMS stage. Every couple of months I have a bad case of PMS. So...hopefully my hormones are all straightened out so that the kids & I can have a sane weekend! :smug: My personal day started out kind of rough. DS forgot an assignment @ home, so after dropping off dd @ her school, I had to go 30 min. in the other direction to his school! Well, it must have been meant to happen, because I had a chance to go to the library for all my treasures! (The kind I can return when finished with)
I still was quite depressed until about 4:00 this aft. & then a different personality came out of me! I was able to ride an hour on my recumbent bike while watching tv & reading these posts! Well, it's getting kind of late for dinner here & the kids are starving, so I'd better close for now. Take care, everyone!

03-09-2002, 10:32 AM
Glad to hear you enjoyed some time yesteray Jackie. You really deserve it. Then making it on the bike and all to, fantastic. I did take a nap! It rejuvinated me and I felt much more ready to face the day.
Is anyone still on the St Patty's day challenge? 8 days if anyone wants to join me. Pick your #'s if you don't want to go for the 5#. I'm not getting on the scales till that day. So I'm shooting for 120# (about 3 or 4# away mostly water from pms though). Come on someone get in on this! Even if it's 1#. Okay I'll check back later.
Did anyone notice my new member status yet! It's been that way since I came back from vacation!

03-09-2002, 11:26 AM
That's so cute Misty! Should I change mine to Mascot?? :)
I'm on the st. patricks day challenge. I'm hoping to be 130 so that's two more lbs. Is it really 8 days away?? Wow. It snuck up on me. I hope I can get two lbs off in 8 days. I'll try anyway. :cool:
Well, how is everyone this morning?
I'm a bit tired. We had a really bad storm last night. We live in a double wide mobile home so it can get scary in a storm. We were under tornado watch and the winds were whipping some of our siding off of the house. So needless to say I couldn't sleep through all the commotion. I kept getting up to check the news and make sure we didn't go under a warning. We've only been here 6 months in this house and this is my first time to live in a mobile home so I was scared.
We are going to that wedding today at 3:00 so that is something to look forward to. I'm getting all dolled up. Just for the fun of it. I'm making my dd a hair band right now to match her cute dress. Then I'm spiral curling my hair and doing my makeup. So today is basically dress up day. :angel: I love doing that so that should cheer me up from a lack of sleep. Plus I have all that good food to look forward to later! But don't worry. I'm saving calories for it. A light breakfast and lunch so I can splurge a little. And I don't think I'll hit the cake or anything. So I should be ok.
Well, I guess I'm off here to paint nails. Talk to you girls later!

03-09-2002, 06:47 PM
Do you want to know what the BIG GRIN is all about? I'm getting real talented on my end of the website & am typing/posting while I'm 16 min. into my workout on the recumbent bike! :lol: I went on for an hour this a.m. & now I'm back on for another hour due to a guilt complex that I got after having a Jr. Turtle Sundae @ Culvers earlier today. Misty: I noticed your new usernname right after you returned, but I thought I missed it all this time since you joined! I guess I'm more observant than I thought I was! Hmmn....maybe I should be SR. SIDEKICK!! ;) About the St. Pat's challenge: I'm still in on it! I may have to pedal 'til then to make it though!:dizzy: Spryng: I sure don't envy you right now living in a mobile home.:eek:
My dm lived in one for awhile & it scared me half to death when we were having storms. Do you have tie downs installed on yours? How about a common storm shelter? I hope that you are having fun @ the Wedding today. I bet you look beautiful & that your DH is proud to be by your side! Oh!, and speaking about good food: I checked out the new Slim Fast Website & answers to most of our weightloss questions are there. How much fiber we should consume p/day, what our grocery shopping list should have on it & so on. I'm not sure, but I think Sheila is the one who mentioned that site. I love it!! Well, I guess I have to get off the 'puter because Klarabelle, my cat is SUPER JEALOUS that I'm paying more attention to the bike & computer & not letting her sit on my lap or have her ears scratched!!:nono: Until later,

03-10-2002, 10:12 AM
Good morning!!!!!!!
WELCOME to Sheila and Gemini! I have finally gotten a quick chance to scan thru the old posts and meet both of you. Its exciting that you are both here and I hope that you find this thread as much fun and encouraging as the rest of us do. My days feel "naked" if I do not get a chance to post.

Well.............lets see if I can get this right this time (Jackie I will check first and see if you beat me to it this time!) Time to start a new thread............#36. See y'all there!