Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready to Try Again..........#144

03-17-2002, 06:16 AM

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

WELCOME! :wave:

03-17-2002, 06:34 AM
Good morning Everyone! Still kinda early for me yet to post a recipe. Actually, haven't drug out the ol' recipe book yet.....will do that later and try to find you guys something good. Just wanted to hop in real quick to tell all my friends I hope you have a WONDERFUL day and give you some flowers!

03-17-2002, 09:43 AM
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

03-17-2002, 10:23 AM
Good morning everyone! :wave: Well, I guess we had our Surprise Party by ourselves yesterday. I left messages everywhere and I guess Syn didn't get any of them because I haven't gotten a response, nor has she posted here. I will keep trying. But it's good we had a nice time anyway. :o

I hope to be back OP today. I did venture to get on the scale Friday when I went to the other WW meeting, it was NOT good news! Worse in fact that any of you have done, so I won't even tell you. Now I'm hoping that I can at least get down a 1/2 pound from Friday's weight for Monday morning. Geez-o-weez, do you think I even have a chance???

Baylee: Glad you stopped by last night. You sure must be busy! :)

Tina: Thanks for starting the new thread.....again. We're coming to rely on you to do it. :D

I'm going to run. The house is quiet cuz everyone is still in bed so I get to watch another 'chic flic'. This time it's Coyote Ugly. See ya all later.

"I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch." - Gilda Radner

03-17-2002, 10:36 AM

Hope you are all wearing your green today.
I think it is appropriate that the BIG smilie is GREEN. :D
I hope you all have the luck of the Irish with you today.

My nephew and his wife are having their adopted baby born today.
It is an open adoption and they get to be in the delivery room when she is born. My parents thought they would never see GREAT-grandchildren... and this will make their 5th.....all in less than 2 years. The last three within 3 months. LOL

Hey... since it is St Pattys Day... maybe we should have our recipes be GREEN foods ???
OR... it could be recipes that make us GREEN with envy !!! :p LOL
I am not Irish... are there any traditions we should all know about.??

Here is the closest thing to a recipe that I can cook....
Open a can of green beans... put in a pan.. heat n serve. :lol:
I will see if I can't do better than that. LOL

As for the rest of you.... just drop in and pay us a visit... no recipes are required. LOL We just want to see your smiling little faces in here. :D

Oooppss.. sorry... I still havent had time to fix color on my pics... but I had to leave something Irish. :smug:

03-17-2002, 11:16 AM
Happy St Patrick's Day!

How about a green post instead, 2 cute? Or, here's my green recipe...open a bag of salad, serve. I'm about as talented as you in the food prep dept! My dh plans on making corned beef and cabbage later today...I'm really not a big fan of that, so I shouldn't have a problem restraining myself... I do have a christening to attend today, non Irish folk, so there will be NO Irish music :?: I loaded up the cd player with all Irish tunes, so I'm getting my fix as I type away this morning! I wish I knew how, I'd be posting shamrocks all over for you guys...

We entered a contest last week, to win a trip for four to the Emerald Isle, the drawing is today...wouldn't that be grand if we won? ;) We do plan on going next year anyway, for our 20th anniversary and daughter's HS graduation...but I wouldn't mind someone ELSE paying for it!

Wow, it looks like I missed a good party yesterday!! So did the guest of honor, apparently! I hope she gets a chance to see her good wishes!

Tina, ANOTHER cute picture!! How long have you and your honey been TWOgether? :love: What is Krystal's, fast food? I'm a former Burger King gal myself!

I want to post to each and every one one of you, but I have lost two previous attempts and just don't have the time anymore...I have to go buy a gift for the baby's christening...yeah that's right, I am a last minute lady for sure!

Have a great day everyone!

Here's an Irish blessing for you all...

"May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind always be at your back,
May you be in heaven a half an hour before the devil knows you're dead!" ;)

03-17-2002, 03:42 PM
It is a chaotic day. I'm pretty much just waiting for it to be over. I can't get organized. Nothing is getting done cuz my back still hurts which is screwing up my routine. The kids are making me nuts BIG TIME!! I'm bored, bored, bored, and find myself just munching my way through the day. I've not been too good the past 3 days. I just want my back to stop hurting. If I could just get up and moving, I'd be doing SO much better. Amazing how one little tweak in the back can mess up you life.

I have been pondering something, however. I wonder if I will ever be happy with how I look. My own image has been distorted for so long, I will probably never see me for how I really look. Last year when I got down to this weight I thought I looked fabulous and that I would be happy just to stay under 200 pounds. Now, at 189, I feel as fat as I ever did. I don't think I look good anymore. So what if I lose another 40 pounds? I'll probably think I look fabulous at first, but how long will it be before the old image catches up with me?? Or maybe I will find other things to nit pick, like stretch marks or loose skin. Cottage cheese thighs maybe? Will I ever REALLY be satisified??

Do you all wonder the same things???

Anyhoo, I'll be back later.

03-17-2002, 05:12 PM
Thank You Thank You !

I have a stupid lump in my throat! What a nice bunch of birthday wishes! God Bless You all.

I don't have much to say except thank you again for making my b'day special.

I haven't been around much. I am in transition just now and my moods alternate between joy in new freedom and terror of the future. I best explain... Some of you know have left my marriage of over 30 years and am on my own for the first time since I was a teenager. It is a strange time in my life. I left an unhealthy and very controling environment...From a 5 bedroom/3 bathroom home with a large yard etc I am now in a 2 room efficancy apartment about 7 -8 hours from my former home.( I am now even farther NORTH!!!) I left most of my belongings behind, but did manage to bring out my computer, tv /vcr, my grandparents antique mantel clock, and an antique hanging keresone lamp with reflector etc...some quilts, and bed linens, and a few basic pots and pans and I quickly stuffed some groceries and boxed goods in a garbage bag...I even remembered my stock pot ( I love TT's Taco Soup). lol I got out lots of photo albums and an antique love seat, a small table and 2 chairs and a sleeper sofa and an air mattress...all this in just a few minutes and an Amish made rocker.And some clothes..SO I think I did pretty darn good....My brother brought his truck and I had my little old trusty voyager van....2 friends and my brother and his wife packed me up and I was out of there is a very short order!!

I am just plain numb but at the same time excited.

Because of my belief that marriage is a sacrament I have stayed and stayed in a marriage where I was devalued...No matter what I did it was never good enough, nor were my ideas or thoughts of any merit.

I always made excuses for my spouse and finally realized that "I couldn't fix things" and perhaps, just perhaps, I am ok...it was he that needed some attitude adjustment. He got really angry and demeaning when I refused to do something that was against my judgement and told me he was kicking my A-- out and seeing a divorce lawyer the next day..I asked him several times if he was sure this is what he wanted and if he really meant it...I added that if I left it would be forever...So I left.

So far there has been no letter from a lawyer regarding a divorce so I contacted a woman atty last week and will be mailing her retainer out tomorrow...the divorce will be happening! I have been pretty upset and pretty scared and God bless my kids and friends, and brother. One daughter has scheduled a make over and hair cut style and color ( never ever have I colored my hair) pedicure, manicure etc...for me...another daughter has contacted a Mary Kay rep to give me the works for make up and skin care...
My brother and sis in law took me to a furniture store and made me choose a decent bed and dresser for myself for a b'day present. Then they took me out to dinner. Everyone is encouraging me and applauding my decision leave such an unhealthy home. Now I have to figure out what to do with the rest of my life.
By now I have bored all of you half to death I am sure.....
I apologize for that.

I have been working with counselors and attending support groups with others who have had simular experiences..It will be a long time before I lose the guilt and gain back some self esteem. I have been getting the validation I have needed for so long that I am a worthwhile person, and I didn't deserve being treated like I was. It is going to be a slow healing process and a lot of work, but I am worth it. ( so they tell me)

Thank you all for being here for me...Your kindness has meant more than you will ever know. I am sorry I haven't been around 3fc much..but I just haven't felt that I would be contributing much.
Just wait til I get my poop in a group ;) I will be full of beans then!! Watch out world!! :lol:

Sorry for the length of this post...But I wanted to be honest with you all. I have some very bad days and some better ones dealing with all this so that is why I am not hanging around much...I promise I will try to do better about posting.

Until then...............

03-17-2002, 06:43 PM
Hey guys! Where is everyone today? It seems like our threads go in spurts. With one thread, you blink and it's full and the next one takes a couple of days to fill. Oh well.......just me in my ol' lonesome state today....please excuse! :(

On to other things.............once again, Happy St. Patrick's Day. My contribution to green today is eating broccoli. Well, broccoli and ff cheese. Gotta love :love: that plastic cheese. Yuummmm! :T But seriously, found a really simple recipe that I'll share with you and I haven't made it in awhile, but it was pretty good.

WW Vegetable Dip

* 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
* 1 tbsp. dehydrated onion flakes
* 1 pkg. dry salad dressing mix (Hidden Valley or Good Seasons)

Combine salad dressing mix with yogurt & onion flakes. Let set in fridge for 2 hrs. Serve with vegetables.

Entire recipe counts as 2 points and makes a pretty good amount of dip.

Syn: You are so worth it! I will not even pretend to know where your coming from, because fortunately, God has blessed me with a wonderful DH who loves me just like I am. Thank goodness though, for if he wasn't as wonderful as he is, I wouldn't have made it probably. I had a terrible childhood. I will not go into great details, because it is something I have risen above, but my father and I barely speak to one another. My whole entire life, he made fun of me and made me feel worthless. And I guess you can only imagine how that feels when it comes from someone who is supossed to love you unconditionally. I have never been a skinny mini, perhaps just 20-25 pounds overweight growing up, but he never missed an opportunity to let me know it. I can't count the times he waited till we were having a family gathering, (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.) and greeted me by saying, "Hello Fats!" in front of the entire family or something equally demeaning like, "Well, I see WW hasn't done you any good." Things like that. He always made me feel that I would never find a boyfriend and I would never be anything but a fat slob. He also liked to keep me at home and I wasn't allowed to attend slumber parties, school dances and things of this nature. I am 32 years old and to this day, I will never forget his response when I was literally begging him to let me go to my sophomore prom..........he said, "I don't know why any boy would want to go with you anyway, your so fat and ugly." Oh, how those words still hurt. Never mind that most of the time it was the alcohol talking, as he is a fall down drunk, you just can't rationalize that when your a 16 year old girl wanting to go to your first dance. And he still makes fun of me to this day. But anyways, didn't want to make this about me......just to tell you in a way, I understand. But I broke out and married a wonderful man and now you have broken out too! The situation is a little different, but none the less---you are free. You have faced down the devil and you have won. And you may have to face him again...............but you will win. We are your friends and biggest supporters. Anytime you need a pick me up or just to vent, we will be here. Just being here is a contribution. You are in my prayers. Please come back and let us know how you are doing. :love:

Jen: I think because we have been unhappy with ourselves for so long, we just don't know how to feel happy with our body anymore. I feel so different now, even though I've only lost 24 pounds, but still look in the mirror and am disgusted so often. The real truth is............I was NOT a super model before I gained all the weight and I WON'T be a super model after I lose the weight. BUT.......I will be healthier and I will LIVE to see my children grow up and I might actually get to do some things with them that I haven't been able to do with them up to this point. I want them to have a mom that can walk more than halfway through the mall without having to stop and sit on a bench to rest. We will never be perfect, but we can be healthy. Keep your chin up girl! ;)

Kat: Good luck with the drawing for the trip today! Hope you win! And yes, Krystal is a fast food restaurant. They make these little square hamburgers that are to die for! But at 4 points apiece, I try my best to steer clear of them! :o

2cute: Your so funny. You always make me laugh! :lol: You know what the best part of my day was? I made sure I had green on and that the boys didn't just so I could pinch them both!!!! Am I a mean mom or what?? :s:

Thin: Loooooove Coyote Ugly! You inspired me on that one and I drug it out from all the tapes collecting dust in my entertainment center and watched it. Of course looking at all those beautiful ladies jumping and dancing around make me want to puke, but that is another story! :lol:
Now, here is a pick me up for you.......{{{{{pick Thin up}}}}} Jump back on the bandwagon ol' girl and remembered why you joined WW in the first place......to be healthy. Sit down and make you a list of all the reasons why you want to lose this weight and a list of all the things you can't do now and want to do. Just actually sitting down and writing it out will help. I hope you don't think I'm being pushy, but I love ya and want to see you back on track. Lord only knows how many times you have helped me with your advice. Have a good OP day! :smug:

Well, I guess I have run the old yap long enough. For those of you I didn't address, I'm sorry, but the ol' fingers are cramping up. Hope you all have a wonderful day & I'll check back with you later!

03-17-2002, 09:15 PM
Hey everyone! :wave: I hope your day is going well.

DH and I took my mom out to the old furniture store today and found her one of those 'lift' recliners, the ones that lift you up so it's easier to get out of. She is in 7th Heaven. I do have a pet peeve though, dang am I bad.....the salesman offered us their fabric protection for $39. I told him we didn't need it, he kept on. My mom told him she lives by herself and didn't need it, he kept on some more. I told him again that we didn't need it and he said ok, that he'd be right back. He came back alright......with another salesman! :eek: The first guy introduces the second guy and I said, "Oh yeah, I've seen this team sales approach and I still really don't need the fabric protection." The second guy goes on and on trying to sell it. By this time my DH is just waiting......he knows me too well. (He said later that he almost interrupted the guy and told him that he would do well to leave now and not say another word, but DH was in a good mood too and figured he would let the guy finish cuz he knew that I would let the guy have it.) So I was polite.....I let the guy finish....and then I asked him if he wanted to know what I really thought? The stupid fool said yes! So I proceeded to tell him that had my mother not really liked this chair, and really needed this chair for her knees, and me not knowing exactly where else I could find this chair....I would be walking out the door. That I didn't appreciate the 'gang up on them until they cave and say yes' approach of salesmen and that I wasn't sure how many ways a customer had to say no, but that I had already tried four ways and obviously none of them had worked thusfar. I told him if he didn't want to lose the sale that he had better trot off and write it up, as I was losing my patience! YIKES! I know you guys didn't need to hear all that, but DANG! I was really PO'd!!! :mad:

My green recipe is similar to 2cute's but I don't use canned veggies so......open a bag of Freshlike frozen peas, put in pan with a little water, bring to a boil and turn the water off when all the ice crystals are gone (I hate mushy peas!)


May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May! God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

2cute: That is so nice about the new baby coming today. I hope all went well for them. * How are your folks doing? Holding their own, I hope.

Katrina: I liked your salad recipe. I have that one and use it all the time! :lol: Did your name get pulled? Did your name get pulled? I just know we're in the midst of winners!!! :D

Jen: Sorry the back is still bothering you so bad. I was hoping it would be easing up by now. * It's funny you mentioned the stuff about ever being happy with ourselves. I suppose my feelings really translate to that too, but what I find myself thinking is in relation to everyone else. I am sooooo weird! :o I'm tolerant and non judgemental to large people, average people, most people. But when it comes to skinny people, I seem to be picking them apart. For instance, DH and I went to a wedding last weekend. There was a girl in attendance, cute, very thin. She was wearing a pair of hip hugger black pants and a black sparkly top that bared her middriff, slightly. Now mind you, the girl was very thin....but she had a little pot belly. And my thoughts instantly turned to 'my gosh, I wouldn't be wearing that outfit with that little pot belly handing out!' What is the matter with me???? And does that translate that into I will never be happy with my looks no matter how thin I become? Probably. :rolleyes:

Syn: I'm glad you got here to see how much we all love and miss you. [[[[hugs]]]] What nice birthday presents you received! :) A new you is just around the corner. Enjoy!

Tina: I'm glad you like Coyote Ugly too. I don't think about them being skinny minnies, the movie just makes me want to get up and move. Someday I might even decide to get up out of the chair and do it. :spin:

Well girls, I'm gonna go sit in front of the tube for a little while. The Practice is on tonight. I think I'll get up for each commercial and do a couple of loads of laundry so the whole weekend isn't a bust! :(

Oh, I did find a recipe for you guys. It's not green and I think I probably posted it a long time ago, but it is truly one of my favorites from now through summer.

Strawberry Pie

4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 small pkg. cook and serve, sugar free Vanilla Pudding
1 small pkg. FF, sugar free, strawberry jello
2 cups water

Place berries in a deep dish pie plate. Mix water with jello and pudding powder in a saucepan and stir well. Put on stove and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Take off stove and pour over fruit. Chill until firm.

1/4 of pie = 1 WW point, also counts as one fruit serving

Note: This thickens up so much that you can actually cut it and serve it with a dollup of FF Cool Whip and it will sit on the plate like a piece of pie. If you are having company or feel the need for a crust, use a reduced fat Graham Cracker crust and add the points/calories accordingly.

"If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time." - Edith Wharton

03-17-2002, 09:40 PM
I brought Lona over here so no one would miss her and we could all respond to her.

wackoyako wrote: 03-17-2002 06:19 PM

Hope I made it ...
Could you please let me know if I made it ... I would really appreciate I am new and I sure think Im lost lol

Thincerely Lona

03-17-2002, 09:41 PM
Lona: Hope you found this and my Private Message to you with directions. You'll get the hang of it sooner or later. Don't worry about it, we were all 'new' once! :)

03-17-2002, 11:05 PM
Happy St. Patrick's day!

Syn, I was happy to hear from you. The sound of freedom. It took amazing amount of courage to do what you did. You have a loving family and friends here who love you for yourself.

"Every day is a gift. Treat it kindly. Share it with joy." ----Anonymous.

Tina, I'm sorry about your dad. Some of my family members are like that too. They don't feel good about themselves and like to make other's life miserable. I remember once driving my parents to a dinner. I had a smile on my face, feeling happy, listening to music and enjoying the drive. And my dad telling me why are you so happy--you have nothing, you are nothing. Why did I bring that up? All I have is a lump in my throat once again. He's no longer on this earth, but the memory is vivid. You like Syn have broken free. I'm not so fortunate, my youth is gone, sucked away by unhappy people. You're right though, alcoholism was the culprit.

Well I better get off here and do something constructive,

03-18-2002, 03:31 AM
Good evening or good morning ... whichever fits. LOL

You would all be soooo proud of me. I have been cleaning paper crud all the way back to 1998 !!!! :eek:
I told you that I have a procrastination problem when it come to "paperwork". :^:
I got all my tax work done that I can do ... and I can now turn it over for the auditor to finish up. My husband is part owner in his business so it gets too complicated for me. But I do have all of our personal stuff done. Wow.. was it a mess going through sooooo much paper. I had 98% of the important stuff put properly in it's place ... but that 2% was quite a job to find. :dizzy:

Here is my GREEN recipe for Sunday... Open a box of Lime Jell-O and mix with 1 cup hot water and 1 cup of cold. ...chill . :lol:
Now here is a recipe to save you some green (money) if you buy those egg beaters. I got it from a WW speaker.

10 whole eggs
2 egg whites
1 Tsp. Canola oil
yellow food coloring
Mix and store in fridge.
1/2 cup = 1 serving

Sample ... cook egg serving and put on toasted muffin with 1oz Lean ham and small amount of FF cheese.

Kat.... a husband that cooks... you better hang onto him. LOL
Mine does grill in the summer... and occasionally he even cooks himself bacon and eggs. LOL

Malia... Do you remember which thread had your picture in it? I have looked all the way back to 136 and can't find it.

Jen...You asked.....Will you ever be satisfied???? Don't put the cart ahead of the horse. Just take it one day at a time. No one knows how we will react ....until we get there. But I do understand what you are saying. START TODAY with positive affirmations. "I am healthier and thinner today than I was before and for that I am grateful"
Attitude of gratitude. It doesn't always come naturally. It has to be cultivated. Practice makes progress. ;)

Syn.... So happy you came and visited. We are here for you.
I joined a support group when my husband left me. I learned a lot there. Soak up that unconditional acceptance they give.
I wish I could tell you it will get easier with time. Some days it will... but some days will be **** !!! But you can overcome. You are a strong woman.... it took a strong woman to do what you have done... You can and WILL be healthier outside of an unhealthy relationship. It will take time... lots of it. But hang in there.... YES, YOU ARE WORTH IT !!!!

Tina... I pinched my daughter too.... we are little devils aren't we. :devil: LOL

Thin...You sounded pretty nice considering...LOL
I just hate salesmen. I can see you steaming... LOL
You pie sounds yummy.

Baylee...I don't know the babys name yet. Her middle name will be her natural mothers name. I don't even know how big or anything. I imagine it will be a couple of days before I hear from them... they are in another state than me.

Lona.. hope you find us. Keep trying. I got lost all the time when I was new. It will get easier.

Well, ladies... I still have a mess to clean up... I just wanted to check in.
I feel very good about all I have done.... I just wish I didn't have sooooo far to go still to get this paper trail into control. Kind like the amount of weight I have to lose..... Overwhelming ... but doable .. one day, one pound, one paper at a time. ;)

I have my Motivation Monday quote... it fits tonight.

"Happiness is not found by getting everything you want...
...Happiness is found by appreciating everything you have."

03-18-2002, 06:17 AM
Good morning again. I have been up all night.
Busy busy busy. I am going to see my parents and I am trying to get caught up around here....
that and I drank probably 7 glasses of ice tea. !!!!
That will wake you up !!!! :dizzy: LOL

Anyway.... Don't tell my Darling hubby... BUT ... I have two men after my affections. :^: I don't know what to do about it. They keep tempting me with sweet nothings.... luring me to their little corner. Some of you may know them..... Ben and Jerry!!! :eek: :lol:
I have stood faithful... but it is late... I am alone... it would be our little secret . :o

OKAY.... Okay .... I hear you.

Get My Rear in Gear ... and out of the kitchen. :lol:

03-18-2002, 08:58 AM
Happy Monday!

Here is the motivation that resonated with me today:

"I will...until." - Brian Tracy

Brief and to the point.

I was gone yesterday and have a bunch of posts to catch up on.


03-18-2002, 09:29 AM
Good Monday morning all
Sorry I didn't post yesterday did you miss me?
DH and I went to see Time Machine Sat. It was ok but I have seen better.

Syn: glad you came back hope you stay around

welcome to all the newbies.

I am still working on my research job so I'll be busy today and I have been pulling stuff out for the yard sale.

03-18-2002, 11:38 AM
Hey all...

It is a drizzly, dreary day here...GREAT sleeping weather, but I have too much to do! I survived my two parties yesterday, I'm happy to say...Still waiting for that call about winning my trip! ;)

SYN...so happy you made it! You've got a lot on your plate right now, but I know you are going to make it! Your family sounds so supportive, what sweet daughters! I admire your courage. Please feel free to come here ANYTIME and unload, vent, rant, whatever...you haven't bored me, you've given me a lesson in courage and determination! :strong:

THIN...Way to go, girl! What really pisses me off about these sales tactics is that they see the customer as just being so stupid, that they will eventually fall for the line of bull and buy...OR buy whatever just to shut them up...Score one for our side!! :cool:

TINA...I had tears in my eyes reading your post...Be proud of yourself, despite the horrible messages you got from your father, you are a lovely, sweet, funny, caring young woman. And you DID get one thing from him...lessons in how NOT to raise your children. :)

MALIA...you brought tears to my eyes too...I guess the common theme of alcoholism in families has touched a chord here...It's amazing how we remember every hurtful word ever hurled at us, but manage to downplay or forget any of the nice ones...that's why WE must be nice to ourselves...positive daily affirmations...we deserve it!

GRANNIE...My dh & son saw that yesterday...dh said the same thing...ok, but could have saved a lot of money by renting it when it comes out on video...I hate wasting money on a "so so" movie...:?:

2CUTE...Good analogy, the paper piles and the weight...I have a jam packed file cabinet in the garage that I REALLY need to attend to...haven't filed in there in years, cuz there's just no room! This will be the year to clean both out...the file cabinet and the bod!:D

LUCKY...come on, catch up, girl! I have a nice "Simple Abundance" quote for the end of this post. :smug:

JEN...is anyone EVER truly satisfied with their appearance? Even the most beautiful women must work at maintaining their good looks...we are a continuing "work in progress!" Try seeing yourself as your dh sees you...you know when he gets back you are going to look FABULOUS to him, no matter what you may think! Whenever I am having an "I feel ugly/fat day," I hold my head up high, straighten up my posture, and fake an attitude of self assurance that I really don't have...I may know I'm faking, but nobody else has to know! And you know what? The more I do my little charade, the better I really do feel about myself! ;)

BAYLEE...get those CEU's girl! My friend inadvertently let her license lapse and what **** and $$$ she had to go through to have it reinstated! What kind of nursing do you do? I'm just curious, I work in a hospital (unit secretary).:spin:

LONA...hope you find us ok...

Did I forget anyone? I hope not, my apologies if I did...I'm off to pay some bills, tidy up a little and my sister wants me to try a session at "Curves" with her...any one have any experience with this exercise program? My sister in law lost quite a few inches in one month...will check it out and report back.

For "Motivation Monday" I took this from "Simple Abundance." This is the passage for March 18...

Awakening Sleeping Beauty

We are the hero of our own story. ---Mary McCarthy

In every one of us the lies a sleeping beauty waiting to be awakened through love. Because she has slumbered so long, she must be awakened very gently. But instead of waiting for Prince Charming to storm the palace gates, you must summon the magic powers of your authentic self to break any cruel enchantment that has left you unaware of your own glory.

It is time to awaken, sleeping beauty. Your creativity, imagination, and authentic sense of style are far superior to any sorcerer's spell, no matter how strong. "One can never change the past, only the hold it has on you," Merle Shain assures us, "and while nothing in your life is reversible, you can reverse it nevertheless."

Have a good Monday, my friends...

03-18-2002, 12:08 PM
Good morning,

I started my day (since I slept in, no time for aerobics) with a weigh-in and measuring:

date............1/13/02........... 2/23/02..........3/18/02
weight............249..................245........ .........243
up chest.........43....................42.5.......... ......41.5
chest..............49....................48.5..... ............48
midriff.............46....................44.5.... .............43
waist..............43.5.................43.5...... ...........42
stomach.........52.5..................52.......... .........50.5
hips................48.5..................49...... .............47.5
l/r thigh........26.5/27.............26/26..............26/26.5
l/r calf...........17.5/18..........17.5/17.5...........17.5/18
l/r arms......15.75/15.25.....15.25/15.25.......15.25/15

Thank you for the loss. Two pounds and a loss of 7 1/4 inches from my last measurement. Overall from my January weigh-in: lost 6lbs and a total of 11.5 inches. My much needed center area got some reduction

2cute, my picture self-destructed after a few days. :lol: I deleted it. I don't want to push my luck with the internet.

Kat, I'm a washout with the 21blockade, but I'll give it a whirl today. My pounds are not falling off. It's frustrating. I'll be trying thin's wendie plan today. Alternating caloric intake every day.

I need to get ready for work. Have a great day.

03-18-2002, 01:53 PM
Mornin' Ladies!

Well, I'm a bit grumpy cuz my back isn't all better yet. It feels some better, but when i tried to do some aerobics this morning, it was still too much. GRRR! :mad: I'm so mad. I really WANTED to do my exercise. It's become part of my morning routine. I'm motivated to keep going with it for ONCE in my life and I CAN'T!! ARGH!!!! I ordered some new exercise/body sculpting videos that should be here Wednesday, so lets just keep our fingers crossed that I'll be all better by then so I can try them out!! Otherwise, so far so good with the food today.

SYN: Don't think for a minute that any of us were "bored" with your post. I find you inspiring!! I was just sitting here cheering for you while I read it! You are dealing with SO MUCH right now and I think you're doing fantastic! I'm so happy for you for taking charge and finally living your life for YOU!!

2Cute: Don't be fooled by those Ben & Jerry guys! They don't really love you! I know. I broke off my relationship with them months ago. Yes, it was hard at first. I would bump into them in the store quite often, and they would beg me to take them home with me. I said to them"Our love is a false and forbidden love" and left them in the cold. I don't see them very often anymore. They never really loved me anyway. They are making their rounds with the other ladies. What a couple of players!! :lol:

TT: Aren't we awful?? I do the same thing. I always snipe at the skinny chicks. :devil: And you sound a lot like me when it come to annoying, pushy people! When somebody start in on me with a sales pitch and won't back down, my husband takes a step back and lets me go to work on 'em!!

Malia: WOW!! I think that's great progress since only January! But I'm like you in the sense that I'm impatient and I want to see results. DRAMATIC results and I want them NOW!!

Just a quick hello to everyone else out there today!! Hope everyone is having a great day!!
I'll talk at ya later,

03-18-2002, 09:04 PM
Where is everyone I'm lonesome. Today has been ok nothing great. I got a hunger streak this afternoon and ate a pbj, chips and skim milk. after eating a good lunch. Oh well tomorrow is another day.

03-18-2002, 09:52 PM
I think I had daffodil poisioning today. The bank bought all of these daffodils for everyones desk and by 2 my head felt swollen and I could hardly see. I moved them off of my desk and my head immediately began to clear up...who would have thought?????

I went to my Uncles for his birthday after work so have a ton of things to do. I won't be catching up tonight, Kat..... Do you do the daily Simple Abundance book? I have the workbook too but haven't really touched it.

I also had this thought today - "Do I really want to lose this weight?" Wouldn't it be easier to just be this size and live with it....no more worrying about what I eat. (maybe it's just the daffodil's talking):?:

03-19-2002, 12:48 AM
Hello Everyone

I hope that you all are doing well.

I was @ work today and I decided that I was coming home to exercise. The first time that I honestly exercised in about 3 years. I just decided that I was going to do it. Even though I felt a little winded. It felt good. Tomorrow, I will do the drinking of water and eating right.

Thank you for being there.

Tammara ;)

03-19-2002, 01:53 AM
Hi everyone,

Day 1 of my 21 block doink. I'm trying the wendie plan. Alternating caloric intake with days of minimal and hard exercise. I feel good. I ate 1400 calories and exercised to RS sweatin to oldies I.

Lucky, daffodil poisoning? I have the same problem with tuberose. Yuck. I'll get a lump in my throat with a whiff of it.

Do any of you do yoga? I'm thinking of getting the Yoga for Dummies. Anything for relaxation.

I'm fading out. See you all tomorrow,

03-19-2002, 02:10 AM
I have to type really really fast before I'm discovered. I'm typing illegally! :s: I used to do alot of my posting while I was at work, which I am right now, :p but someone messed my boss's computer up one day and she has a sticky note on her monitor now that says, "Don't use my computer!" But..........if that sticky note just happened to fall off and I just didn't happen to see it......:devil:......oh who am I kidding? :lol:
I can't hardly go a day now without posting. If I don't, I don't feel right that day. I would love to respond to everyone individually, but I just don't have time. As it is, I am counting on the confidentiality of my co-worker not to tell on me! :o
Today has been pretty good. Slept most of the day away, so I'm not real proud of that. I was off glorious Friday and Saturday and got the most out of those days that I could and when I went back to work Sunday night, I could really tell it when I got home. I was a big fat sleeping slob all day and I loooooved it!! :smug:
Anyways, I will go for now......just had to stop in to say Hi and let you know I was thinking of you all. Will be back tomorrow when I have more time. {{{{Hugs!}}}}

03-19-2002, 08:51 AM
Tina Congrats on sleeping all day....sometimes we need that too. I sure hope you don't get "caught" posting here....I would miss you.

Malia I had that in my throat too...it was scary and the thing that finally got me to move those darn flowers. I have never had anything like that happen before but it was not a pleasant experience.
I have and intend to do yoga. I love it but ........... It is very relaxing and makes me feel better. So why don't I do it? I was doing it regularily in my thinner years and took classes on it. Which I think just reminded me why I don't do it now. I think of yoga as a "thin" thing to do. Thanks a million, Malia, for asking about yoga. Responding to you has brought about a revelation for me. I have been resisting it because I think it is for thin people but not any more!!!!!

03-19-2002, 09:17 AM
Kat, while reading todays Simple Abundance I read the quote for tomorrow because I love Marianne Williamson...I loved the quote, did you?

03-19-2002, 10:38 AM
I hope I found ya ! Let me know if I did .... I am so wanting to post to your group ... I went to the very top and clicked on this but you probably moved again :::::::sigh:::::::: Just my luck lol day late n a dollar short ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

03-19-2002, 11:36 AM
Lona: YES!! You found us. Ususally somebody will post something at the end like "DON'T POST HERE, GO TO>>>" and then they'll put the new thread number. We usually move after we get about 3 pages long. So you go right ahead an start posting!! :D

Well, still no exercise for today I guess. My @#$%& back is still hurting. It seems to be getting better by just the teensiest bit everyday. I sure wish it would hurry up!! The good news is that at least I stayed withing my calories yesterday and drank plenty of water.

I think it's this computer chair that's doing it to me. This is where I was when it started hurting, and it hurts bad when I sit in it now. That's what I get for buying the cheapest thing I could find at Kmart :^: Anyhoo, I want to get out of this chair, so I'll talk at ya later,

03-19-2002, 11:40 AM
Hi girls! :wave: Just a quickie as I walk out the door. I worked 'bra jobs' yesterday and am off again today. I have sets to do in 13 K-Marts this week and at 2 a day, I'm behind already and the week's just started. :eek:

Food was much better yesterday. I made some veggie soup and had that instead of a snack last night with TV. I need to DO SOMETHING about this weight. Enough is enough, already. I keep procrastinating......about everything in my life. I NEED TO STOP!!!

Well, girls, I'm outta here for now. I'll be back later and write to you all.

"Worry less about what other people think about you, and more about what you think of them." - Fay Weldon

03-19-2002, 12:39 PM
Well, here we are again at ol' post # 30! :lol: You know the drill........


Go on ahead to 300+ And Ready to Try Again..........#145