Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready to Try Again......#142

03-12-2002, 02:33 PM

We are a group of people who are working together to lose our excess weight.
We are on different plans and are of different sizes.
We want to invite everyone to join us in our journey.
We share laughter and tears.
We share what works for us and what doesn't.
We recently started a Topic of the Day.

Monday........Motivation Monday
Tuesday.......Tuesday Tips
Wednesday.....Wednesday Weigh ins
Thursday......Thankful Thursday
Friday........Friday Facials, Fingernails and Fun
Saturday.......Sit-up Saturdays - any physical activity
Sunday.........Soup and Salad Sunday - recipes

These are not required topics ...just ideas to share. We have found them very helpful. We also share heartaches and fears...joys and celebrations.

Please feel free to jump right in with us.
And be sure to check if there is a second page. We don't want anyone to miss any posts


03-12-2002, 03:23 PM
Hey guys! :p

Thought I'd stop in real quick to respond to everyone. Once again, I want to thank you all for all the great responses and support when I had my meltdown. Still working up the courage to go to WI (not Wisconsin) today. :rolleyes: That little devil sitting on my shoulder is saying......."Just wait......go next week." :nono: I hope the angel on the other shoulder goes over and drop kicks him! :lol:

Duckie: I am currently doing walking videos called "Walk away the pounds by Leslie Sansone" and they are awesome! They are very low impact and simple to do and I would highly reccommend them to anyone. She has a 1 mile, 2 mile and 3 mile video. I have been on the 1 mile for about a month & finally moved on to the 2 mile. As far as the WW books go, I don't think they give you the calories for each food. At least none of the books I have do.

Jen: You are a riot! Congrats to you for getting clothes in the normal people section! And girl.....
you skip all you want! I would have been doing cartwheels! I think I went straight from Juniors into the Plus section! :lol:

Grannie: I have never tried to crumbles before. My DH and kids arent too resistant to trying new things, although I know I could never pass a Boca burger by them! :lol: I think I will try the crumbles though. Thanks for the idea!

2cute: How precious that your grandbaby smiled at you. Isn't that the best feeling? I myself hope to not have any grandbabies for awhile yet, seeing as my oldest is only 14!!!! :lol: But one day......(far from now) I hope to know the pleasure you felt.

TT: I love you girl! You are a hoot. That last paragraph you wrote about your doctor wishing you happy birthday while uh........taking care of business.....cracked me up!!! :joker: I have one of the WW calculators too and I love it! Thanks for the advise about going to WI (not Wisconsin) too. When you feel like you've done bad, it's so easy to be strict on yourself the next week so you can go in and get that instant reward from the scale. I need to learn to face up to facts though and be responsible for what I've done. Lose or gain. Right?

Baylee: I still think you did ok, even though you had the doughnuts, and you also scraped off the icing. Alot of the fat comes from there, you know. Also, that repositioning procedure you spoke of sounds awful. I know you said it wasn't painful, but the spinning doesn't sound too good. Rest and relax today. You deserve it! ;)

Lynne: Loved the article. Sounds just like me. Thanks for posting it. Hope to see you around more often!

Kat: Hey girl! Don't worry about that ol' scale! I'm dreading what it says when I go today too.....but I'm going! You have been doing so well, and your posts always inspire me so much. Concentrate on all the things that are different......how your clothes and rings feel and things like that. And remember: Your weight is nothing more than the number on the scale, and refuse to be judged by a number! {{{{Hugs}}}}
And you know that TOM thing can be......just wait till next week!!

Luckylady: Sorry about the muddy driveway. Sounds like your weather hasn't been all that great lately!

Malia: I bet the weather in Hawaii is gorgeous right now! Just like your picture. Now whenever I type something to you...I can picture your face in my mind!

Hope I didn't miss anyone! Still working up the courage for WI today.

I can do it I can do it I can do it! :sheep: Hope all my friends have a great day and I will see you after WI!


03-12-2002, 03:59 PM
QueenB: Thanks for starting the new thread. I would have done it but I wanted to reply to all those posts and wouldn't be able to remember who said what if it wasn't right in front of me. I think you should go to your meeting. One bad binge really isn't the end of the world. You stopped right after that and got back on track instead of saying "the heck with it". I don't think it'll be that bad. Here is the little angel giving the devil a big kick in the butt...
:angel: *KICK* :devil: How about that!!

Anyhoo, I typed up all those responses and didn't want anyone to not see them so I am pasting them here.....

2Cute: Aren't those first baby smiles THE most precious!! And you are right...Keep coming back no matter what!

TT: Way to go with getting back on track. We all know it's so hard to do. And I just have this picture in my head of all of us in a big butt-kicking conga line!!

Baylee: AAK!! Vertigo!! Makes me ill just thinking about it. I had a case of it once when a sinus infection got way out of hand and went into my ears. *urk* Thought I would like to die. Hope you are better when you get done with the repostioning thing!!

Lynne: I miss you!! I'm so glad to hear from you. That was amazing. I have felt for YEARS that my life is always on hold for something. I now looking back I have wasted so much time on hold. I need to work on living TODAY, not waiting to live LATER. THANK YOU!!

Grannie: I'm with you on fooling the men. I get the biggest laugh out of fixing something low fat/ low cal for my DH, watching him eat it, and then after he tells me how good it was, I tell him it was lf/lc and he just looks at me and says "What are trying to do? Kill me?" He is such a bean pole and loves greasy fatty food and can't believe anything low fat could taste good. I made ThinThinkers pumkin mousse for him one night. He loved it, but just about died when I told him it was fat free and sugar free!!

Duckie: I saw one of those calorie calculators in an ad somewhere. I'll see if I can dig it up and let you know. Great job not going nuts on the Pizza.

Katrina: I posted for you on the 21 day thread. But I have to say, the

really light clothes cracked me up!!!

Anyhoo, so far so good for me today. I wanted to exercise like I wanted a big hole in the head, but I did it anyway. Talk at ya all later,

03-12-2002, 04:57 PM
I've been bad today. It started out good with a slimfast bar and coffee, then I went to help out at the Library and we agreed to order pizza in. I ate 4 slices :( :( . Why do I do this to myself?

03-12-2002, 11:18 PM
Thought I'd stop in real fast before I have to go to work.........

First off...... Where is everyone?

Second, Jen-thanks so much for the :angel: *KICKING* :devil: butt! She did! I went to weigh in and
drumroll.......................................... .............(not to be outdone by Kat) :lol:

I stayed the same. MUCH better than that 5 lb. gain I was expecting, but the big victory was in the going.

Anyways, I got to go for now......see you guys tomorrow. Hope your all well!

{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} to all! :moo:

03-13-2002, 12:03 AM
Hi everyone,

I can't believe I missed thread #141 without posting. I was exhausted yesterday and binged instead of posting. Boy, was that a mistake. I'm back to day 1 of the 21 day challenge for the third time this week.

Kat, my weight is...drum roll...I stayed the same....was hilarious. I've been in that position for a month and a half. For the last few days TOM or not, I've been at 244/245 lbs. Losing about 5lbs. I finally chiseled away some of that 10year old fat. You're doing fine. It'll peel off soon. Look at how long I waited. I guess the crack about sinking the gondola in October did the trick.

Duckie, I like March to Fitness too. I use it as a circuit weight training tape on Tuesday & Thursday. I stop the tape and lift weights. It's fun.

Before I forget, I measured myself for fun. I lost an inch each on my waist, stomach, and hips. Yessss!!! I've broken the plateau.

To all of you, keep up the good work. Those nventive ways of eating low cal food is inspiring. Thank you!

See you,

:moo: :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo: :moo:

03-13-2002, 12:10 AM
Hi everyone! :wave: Hope you all had a nice day. I was in rare form all day, not sure why. My GYNO appointment went well. My blood pressure was 128/70. The doc was impressed. She gave me a nice compliment at the end of the visit saying that she was happy with my weightloss this past year (12 pounds). Of course, I thought, big deal! But it was nice for her to say. She said it didn't matter that it wasn't a huge amount, what mattered was it was in the right direction. Now, if we could only give ourselves that much credit, eh? :eek:

I have kept track on my little points calculator. I am over by a little bit, the idea is that I'm journalling, so it's an improvement! I'm getting my water in - second day of my 'penance'. :)

I was really floored by the weight on the doctor's scale. It is about 15 pounds off from the WW scales! I was 15#'s lighter at the doctor. Maybe I should go there every week. I'd be in the 200's quicker!! :lol:

Baylee: Thanks for the explanation of your proceedure. Even if it doesn't hurt, it still sounds like it's annoying. * Yes, the Banquet Patties that I tried say FF on the front of the package. It also says 'Baked, not Fried' right on the front. They were 100 calories and 0 fat, the Morningstar Farms Chic Patties were 150 calories and 6 grams of fat.

Lynne: So good to see you. Thanks for sharing the passage with us. I love that one. * I hope your life gets evened out so that you'll be able to come back as a regular, if not, keep popping in when you can.

LuckyLadyBug: Hope you're doing well.

Mary: Sorry your plans for the yard sale this weekend are getting soggy. Look at it this way, you have more time to search your house for more good junk to get rid of! :D Don't worry about the pizza, it's one meal....move on.

Katrina: Don't let the scale make you so nuts. It's only a number. Good for you not getting all bent out of shape over a 'maintain'. Knowing you are doing the right thing OP and sticking to it no matter what the scale says, that's an accomplishment!

Jen: Good for you exercising when you didn't feel like it! You go girl!

Duckie: Sorry, but none of my WW books have calories listed. All of their recipe books do, but not their food finder books. I do have a website for you though if you haven't been there. www.dottisweightlosszone.com has WW points as well as the calorie/fat/fiber/carb info of entrees at 300 restaurants that I find really helpful.

Tina: Thanks for starting the new thread. You're getting really good at it! :) I'm glad you decided to go to WI. You are so right, "the victory is in the going"!!!

Malia: Good for you measuring. Sometimes when the scale doesn't behave, the tape measure will.

2cute: Where are ya, girlfriend? Hope you're doing ok.

Well, girls, I'm out of here. See ya tomorrow.

"One loses many laughs by not laughing at oneself." - Sara Jeannette Duncan

03-13-2002, 12:13 AM
Hey everyone :)

Wow, there have been a lot of posts lately. This is so cool!

I'm back to day 1 of the challenge. I'm not only going through this weird hungry thing, but I keep getting all weak and dizzy feeling like my blood sugar is crashing. Maybe that is the end of that nasty stomach thing I was going through? Tomorrow I'm going to add more protein, fewer carbs and more water to see if I can find a decent balance. Something has to make this better. I just don't feel right.

Anyway, just dropping in with an update and to read posts. I'm about to fall fast asleep at the keyboard (another odd one for me considering it isn't even 9:30). I'm so glad to hear most of you are back on top of things. :) I love being part of this group!


03-13-2002, 08:44 AM
Good morning friends

How are all of you today? I am finally going to get my hair done today I have an 8:30 appointment.
I cooked hambugers and baked FF last night for dinner and I fixed me a veggie burger. I weighed this morning I'm only up 2 1/2 pounds.

I will no let myself gain this weight back I am determined about that.

Yes that will give me more time to find more stuff to sell I may put a make offer sticker on my dh and son and see what I can get for them:lol:

Well I'm off to eat breakfast and go get this hair fixed. see all of you later.:sheep: :jig:

03-13-2002, 11:30 AM
Stopping by for a quick "Hi!" I took too long trying to post on 21 Day Challenge thread...I'll be back, after my nap, to catch up with you gals...



03-13-2002, 11:43 AM
Forgive me, for I have come to whine.....

Ok. I couldn't help it. I said that Fridays were going to be my weigh in day but I cracked and stepped on it today. THIS is why weighing is self destructive. Other than the one screw up that put me up to 1900 calories on Sunday, I have been to the letter on my plan. 1200-1300 calories a day, LOTS of water, and at least 30 minutes of exercise. And what do I get for all of that??? A 1/2 pound gain!!! I ran and measured myself, but do not appear to have lost any inches either. It is not that time of the month. So, I ask, WHAT THE HECK IS THE DEAL HERE!!?? According to everything I've read it is physically impossible for me to not be losing SOMETHING SOMEWHERE at that calorie range, especially with exercise. I've looked up on several sites basal metabolic rate and my body uses 1800 calories a day just staying alive..heartbeat, respiration, etc. All of the calculators I've used say I burn between 2500-2800 calories a day all together. Once again I say WHAT THE HECK!!??

My first reaction, as always, was anger. MAD :mad: MAD :mad: MAD!!!! Usually, a trip to the store for some junk food to bury my head in is next. But I am going to stick to my plan to the letter. Physics say I MUST be shrinking in some form or another. I sure wish I could afford a doctor so I could find out if I'm doing something wrong. I had just BETTER see SOME results in the next couple of weeks or I will FLIP!!!

Sorry about the ranting and raving, but I had to get it out of my system. I have to get going on some errands, but I'll check back in later.

03-13-2002, 05:32 PM
Hey you all!


Sorry to have been gone so long! I see we have some newbies on the block! Well now I feel like a newbie all over again!

I only scanned the thread to see who was here...I will go back to read it and catch up with everyone!

I am in between jobs right now so I will have more time to post again. And....for the 90 millionth time...I am rejoining WW tomorrow morning.

I notice Tina was struggling with going to WI (not Wisconsin) for not...I just want to throw my 2 cents in for something to think about. I lost 97 lbs prior to my pregnancy...and one reason I attribute to the great loss was going to my meetings whether I had a good week or a bad week. I stayed for the meetings regardless...(I was alone in a new state and this was my night out)....I have my son set up with daycare two days a week while I am out of work so I can go to my meetings and STAY and to get some stuff done be it housework, exercising or whatever! I did it once and I know I can do it again and so can you all!

Ok Ok I babbled on long enough....I look forward to getting back on track...just not so hep about getting back on that scale! I know I did ENORMOUS damage!

Have a great day! Michelle

03-13-2002, 08:02 PM
Hi all! :wave: Where is everyone? Here is was so busy here for awhile and now it's really slow. Easier to catch up though! :o

I worked today and have a bunch of paperwork to do. :( Other than that, food has been decent. I am still journalling (electronically) and drinking my water. Day three of my penance. :lol:

Andria: Sounds like you have to pay some close attention to how you're feeling. Dizzy is not good.

Mary: Hope you're hair appointment turned out great!

Katrina: Hi back!

Jen: How 'bout sodium? You can stay within your calories, but if you had salty popcorn, WOW chips or maybe even Chineese it might be a 'holding water' thing. Drink more water. :lol:

Michelle: WOW, good to see you! Glad you're back. * Good for you making sure that you have 'your time' set aside for doing the things that need to be priority - YOU!!!

Dinner's on. Gotta run. It's spaghetti with crumbles. See ya later.

"A mistake is simply another way of doing things." - Katherine Graham

03-13-2002, 08:39 PM
Mary For flavor in collards could we use turkey bacon. It would add flavor and is pretty low in calories.

Kat Iím a therapistís dream case Maybe we could get a GROUP rate!! :lol:

Duckie I didnít really like fitday either but then I donít like journaling at all!

Tina I, too, like the pictures. There was a place I used for awhile for a family site but havenít been there lately. You could post pictures, chat and it had passwords and an owner. I will check and see if the site is still available and if itís still free!! :)

Maila Thanks for reminding me about measuring.

Jen I know what you are going through. My body plays with me tooÖI KNOW how much I used to eat (thatís what got me here) and I donít eat anywhere near that even NOT counting calories but the scale just sits there. Itís a good thing I have you all or I would be off to the store and then come home and order pizza besides.

Michelle Welcome backÖ.glad to see ďyourĒ picture again.

Thin Watch out----we will be on a new thread before you know it....;)

While walking to the fax machine at work yesterday I thought, ďI hang onto my weight because itís my power.Ē What a shockÖ.but the more I think about it, the more I think it is true.

03-13-2002, 10:58 PM
Thin: I haven't thought of using turkey bacon but I'm sure you can. A little Olive oil which they say is good for you is ok too. I love collards.

My hair is short it turned out good. I worked again today at the library. They have fixed me a mini office with a desk in a back room.:lol: I cut my hand with a razor blade. I was scraping labels off shelves.:o

Well I'll go I'm tired see you tomorrow.

03-14-2002, 03:03 AM
Hi everyone....:wave:

I hope you all have missed me. I have been babysitting and I finally just took them back home. I am just too FAT and out of shape to be chasing an 18 month old ,while carrying a month old, tripping over a jealous dog, limping with bad knees. :rolleyes:
I love my babies... but I am looking forward to sitting on my butt for a few hours. LOL

This thread is over half full and I have not even read the last thread yet. Can't reply to everyone but want to welcome back Michelle. Luckylady mentioned "your" picture... but I didn't see it. Is there a pic of you on here??
Did you ever start babysitting?

tina.. Congrats on your success of "attending the meeting" !!!! That is how you will reach your goal. :D

Jen... what an inspiration you are. You saying " I want to exercise like I want a hole in my head" and YET YOU DID IT !!! You are my idol !!!

I am not trying to miss anyone... I just have so much to catch up... not only in here... but everywhere. I still haven't done my taxes. :eek:
See you all tomorrow. :wave"

03-14-2002, 05:13 AM
Hi everyone,

As usual I'm the last one to post. 2cute, I finished my taxes this weekend. I shut off the tv and stereo and just concentrated.

I'm on plan today, but work is dragging me down again. I thought this year would be perfect for losing weight. well it's throwing me a road block. A new job opened up after 9 years. I'm applying for it, but it will be stressful learning a new job and dealing with customers as a customer assistance rep. I have mixed feelings, but know getting it will make me grow as a person. I'm just bummed it turned up this year. I wanted to concentrate on losing weight. Insecurity makes me nervous which leads to comfort foods. I'm thankful I have exercise. It has been keeping me on an even keel, but still.....there's no controlling life, is there? Only ourselves.

Here's to life's challenges,

03-14-2002, 08:14 AM
I have been up and down for the past 5 years, and right now, up again. I am trying to motivate myself into changing my lifestyle, again. I lose only to regain with stress factors high in my life. RIGHT now I am waiting for a Mayo appointment coming up on the 18. I am getting checked for brain anuerysms... MY sister of 42 years passed away on Valentine's Day from a ruptured anuerysm. SHE had several as a matter of fact... 3rd family member with this! SO, can't stand the pressure anymore on this subject, so getting checked out by the best in the country. HOPING for the best, but the stress of all this is getting to me. I am trying real hard to be on program. I am back to the WW program, for the most part, and trying real hard to exercise. BUT that is hard to do! I am sick of feeling depressed about my own health. I felt great 2 years ago, after losing 120 lbs... since gained 80 back again. YUCK! Talk about why do I do this to myself????? BEEN there, done that. Trying to figure this out in my head, too. HOPE you don't mind me posting today. I will be gone for a week maybe, with the tests involved! BUT hoping to pick up where I left off and hoping you will all be here doing well...... kurly

03-14-2002, 08:57 AM
"there's no controlling life, is there? Only ourselves",
Malia isn't this the truth...darn :mad:

I will have to respond to everyone later because I only have a couple minutes before I go off to work.

Baylee So far no snow here, but they say this will be the worst one yet !!!:cry:

I need advise....I have been coveting this dress in a catalog. It just went on sale for $30.00 less than the original price. It is 100% cotton. Now, even with it being on sale I don't want to buy it only to have it be "too big" for me. (This is my positive thinking going here. ) So, right now I would need a 2X and cotton does shrink. But do you think 1X would be a wiser choice not to mention incentive.

I would love to hear all of your thoughts on this.

03-14-2002, 11:04 AM
Good Morning, Girlfriends!

What a bee-yoo-ti-ful day, here in NJ! Sunny skies after a day of rain...it's going up to about 67 today, so they say. :) Great day for a walk...I think I may even walk to the gym, but I'm not making any promises! I'll see how I feel after my son gets off to school...

Well, I had two "down days" and I'm back in the right frame of mind today...maybe I need to go crazy and then get back to the business at hand. Did anyone of you Weight Watchers ever hear of the "Wendy Plan?" I might have come across it on ediets forums...someone (named Wendy) came up with a way of alternating high and low point days to keep the metabolism "guessing," so to speak. It gave her a significant weight loss the week she stayed on this plan and was a good boost for when you get STUCK, as we tend to do. I'll have to see if I can dig it up.

Hi Michelle, welcome back! I'm in the '90 millionth time' club too...But I'm gonna keep going back til I get it right! Good luck to you!

Lucky, is that a lower number I see under your name? Good for you! I don't know if I think of my weight as power, maybe more of a shield/protection...from what I don't know. Being happy? Maybe I feel I don't deserve to be and so I continue to undermine my efforts...I told you I need a shrink. :dizzy:

Malia, good luck with the new position..A new job is stressful, but it's good to challenge yourself...maybe with the excitement of a new job you WON'T feel like eating...new job/new you? Keep on exercising, it helps you to focus.

2cute, hi! Glad to see you back! Those little darlings keep you hopping, don't they? So many people I know are my age and JUST starting with their own wee ones...one 41 year old friend of mine just had TWIN BOYS! God bless her and keep her stamina up!

Grannie, now we need a picture of you with that new 'do! I'm getting a much needed dye job and haircut tomorrow...I used to have a gray strand or two (or eight) dispersed through my locks...now I'm seeing GRAY ROOTS when the dye starts growing out...I get it dyed to my natural color, never noticed roots before! :(

Jen, STAY OFF THAT SCALE! It does such bad things to our minds! Keep doing all the good that you are doing and get the tape measure out instead!

Thin, How do you journal electronically? Do you find it helpful? I had to :lol: at your "birthday greeting" from the "twatch doc!" :o

Andria, hope you're feeling better...I'm back on day one (again) Just keep starting up again...it's gonna happen!

Tina...way to go on staying the same! ALWAYS better than a gain! Keep up the good work and your great posts!

Duckie, how are you doing? I used to do fitday too, but it does take time...esp to establish your favorite foods...I like it when I'm in that zone. but I've never stuck with it consistently...much like my dieting!:lol:

baylee,thanks for the info on muscle gain...good reason to get the tape measures out instead of the scale!

Lynne, welcome back! Great words about not putting things off til whenever...I have lived the last twenty years of my life doing just that...("once I get this weight off, I'll be able to enjoy life!") Only recently have I decided that life is too short, I'm going to be happy now and love every step of the journey, and Thank God for what I DO have.

kurlytop...Welcome to this fine group! You'll find lots of support, laughter, tears, friendship...we got it all here! Good luck with your tests...way to go on getting yourself checked out WITHOUT symptoms, only family history...so many people neglect that and it is a big factor in preventitive medicine.

I hope I got everyone...I'm out of colors! This post took me 2 hours to complete! Well, on and off...between getting son off to school, the phone hasn't stopped ringing, the lawn service guy that I forgot I had scheduled for a consultation came by...

I hope I didn't forget anyone, please forgive me if I did! Our group is getting so big! The more the merrier! (just harder to reply to everyone!) Have a great OP day, everyone!

I am now officially out of here...

03-14-2002, 12:16 PM
Mornin ladies!

It's going to be a tough one today. My kids got me up at 4a.m.!! I was soo hungry when I got up. I've already eaten 500 calories today so I'm going to have to pace myself. I am feeling hungry now, but am going to exercise as soon as I'm done posting. I really have a tendency to eat badly when I'm tired.

Baylee: THANK YOU thank you thank you for posting that. THAT would explain why I haven't lost any weight or inches yet. WHEW!! I'm glad I decided not to give up. :D

2Cute: Welcome back!! YES I've missed you! Those little ones can and will run a person ragged. Get some rest, then get back here and post again!!

Malia: I posted for you on the other thread, so it would be kinda redundant to say it all again, but I do agree with what you said about being able to control only ourselves. Now if only we could learn to do it right!!

Kurly: That's so scary!! Sure hope everything goes well for you. Hope to see you back here again soon!!

Lucky: It's so hard to say which size to order. I'm to a point where I won't order anything. I have to go try it on. Different manufacturers have different ideas of sizes. Depending on the maker, I can wear anything from an 18 to a 14. I've got 16's I can't button and zip, but I have 14's that I can, and a pair of 18's that are just right. I say if you are looking for incentive, go for the 1X for sure. I know I would!!

Katrina: 67 degrees!! I'm so jealous! It's so cold and crappy here. Can I go for a walk with you???

Anyhoo, better get going before I either fall asleep or eat something. Talk at ya later,

03-14-2002, 03:19 PM
Hey everybody! :wave:

And yes, I was totally serious about the above question. He is driving me nuts! I think I may take Mary's idea and stick him out in the yard holding a sign that says "Make an Offer"! The way he's been acting lately, I would probably sell him for the low, low price of .50! :lol:

Just to name a few things that he's had me off my rocker about.......last Saturday night he asked if a friend could spend the night and I told him no........(at this point, he told the friend I said no, but that when I left for work that he would ask his Dad and his Dad would say yes) After I left, he called his friend, who lives next door and told him to come on over. (I would also mention he broke another rule by letting him in the house without an adult here) (I work 3rds and DH works 2nds, and he gets home about 15 minutes after I leave) ANYWAYS............the friend comes over and "hides" in the bedroom, waiting for my husband to come home, and of course, Brian is sure his Dad will say yes and then he will lure DH in another room somewhere and pretend that his friend just got there instead of having been there the whole time. But guess what?? (and try to invision this being said in my best Jim Nabors voice) (Gomer Pyle) SURPRISE......SURPRISE.........SURPRISE!! DH said no too! Now, we have a problem. He's already in the house and what do you do? Well, if you are my loving son, you LIE! And tell your Dad that Mom already said he could spend the night! :s: Well needless to say, even though DH is not all that swift, he did finally figure it out and then after I grounded Brian for the rest of his natural life and gave him a HUGE lecture on the evils of tellling lies..........he came back with the usual "That's not fair". This was after I told him everything he was grounded from. At which point I asked him, "And whose fault is it your grounded?" And he said, "Well, it's 99% my fault." Now, I was just dying to find out who the owner of this other 1% was.......so I asked. AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE SAID?!?! He said, "Well, 99% of it is my fault for lying, but the other 1% is your fault because you didn't have to ground me if you didn't want to." At this point, I wanted to pick my eyeball out with a fork and throw it at him.


03-14-2002, 04:19 PM
Just bumping this so Lona can find us.

03-14-2002, 04:45 PM
Cant stay but for a minute. I found Lona's post on the old thread and wanted to get this one up top so no one else would post in the wrong thread.

Then I saw that we had a newcomer so I HAVE to come welcome Kurly. WELCOME !!!! I hope we see you sooner than a week from now. Just remember we are ongoing and we won't be in #142 then.

Tina.... Oh how well I know what you are going thru. I just wrote a sob story a DEAR Friend of mine crying on her shoulder over raising kids. :lol: LOL
When my son was 13 I knew it would come down to either suicide or homicide. :lol: But it did get better for me. I pray it gets better for you too.
I do know one thing though... that is... I don't know ... :lol:
My youngest is 20 and I still haven't perfected this parenting thing yet. I think my problem now is... by the time they are nearly 21.... they should be out and no longer your worry. LOL
But college is important and so I guess I will wait for both her freedom and mine. LOL

Kat... I would die before starting over with babies again.
I hope your friend is in good physical shape... old and fat doesn't not work well together. I can not imagine being 61 and still putting up with "kids" !!!! LOL

Luckylady... I vote for go with what looks best NOW. You deserve to look good now... not when you lose more. Also... it is easier to take dresses in than let them out. And I have plenty of clothes that don't fit already. "Feeling sexy" in that new dress just might be what inspires you to stick to your program.

Jen... you think you are jealous of 67.... we have 81 here. :D

Malia... you are my inspiration today. I am going to turn off the tv, the radio and this darn computer and go do my taxes. !!!! Thanks. :wave:

03-14-2002, 06:22 PM
Hush up...it's 25 and snowing like there will be no tomorrow. Roads are icy and/or snow packed. Blowing snow so you can't see crap o la when driving....I came home at noon and good thing because it is worse now.

Of course, did I put this time to good use exercising.....no . I will have to shovel soon just to try to keep ahead of it a little.

So, no more talk of 67 or 80!!!!!! Think of Baylee and I here in the snowy north!!!! (and Syn, if you are lurking)

03-14-2002, 06:31 PM
Lucky: Its near 80 here today.

I've been working all day just got home be back later

03-15-2002, 04:33 AM
Hi everyone...welcome Kurly :wave:

I've been stressing myself out over this new job opening. I'm a cashier. The new job is customer assistance rep. I've been substituting for the job for 9 years. I have some idea what the job entails. That's probably what's stressing me. We have crazy, irate customers with loads of complaints. I also worry about change. No stopping that ever. Thank you for the support.

Lucky, do you want to look good now or later? I say look good now. I had a gray dress for 7 years in a smaller size 20. It recently fit. It felt good, but that was too long of a wait. I have many clothes like that. I have some clingy stretch knit blouses. They look like dull jersey. I bought them in 3X. They don't fit. Clinging, I don't like. I don't like fabric to touch my rolls under my bra on my back and stomach. Yuck.

Queen, your son is a master. My nephew is exactly like that. Ask one or the other hoping his parents don't communicate. Likes to learn the hard way.

I'm feeling very sleepy. Thanks for listening. You've been very supportive. In the end, it probably was my PMS talking. Pain in the you know where. I'll find out on Tuesday.

A quote to reflect on:

"The purpose of life is to live it, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. " ---Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, friday,

03-15-2002, 08:51 AM
So I shoveled yesterday for about 20 min and again this morning at 5AM for about 10 min. The snow on the highway is over my knees. I sure hope the plow comes soon.

Be careful you get what you wish for...the plow just went by so now I have to shovel again.

03-15-2002, 11:09 AM
It is time to start a new thread. Do not reply here. Instead go to our ongoing new thread... #143.

THE END .....to be continued .....#143