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03-23-2002, 09:07 AM
Hello and welcome to the Thin Group! We are a great group of ladies (but men are welcome if there are any who care to join us) who have one thing in common. We are all working together toward our goal of being healthier in our daily lifestyles and to lose weight in 2000. There are all different ages and backgrounds here and we all have different ways of losing our weight. We all love to have fun and laugh, but we also give a lot of support, encouragement and motivation for one another. Please feel free to post with us - just jump right in and believe me, you will be welcomed with open arms. The more the merrier!

Please feel free to check out our website and learn more about us at:

Love, CJ

03-23-2002, 09:22 AM
I tried posting 3 times! and they just would not go though!!!!! Now, I only have time to say we are on our way to the cabin for a couple days and I'll see ya when we get back. Sorry - they were pretty long posts too.

Have a great weekend ... see ya Monday or Tuesday.

Love, CJ

03-24-2002, 10:09 AM
Now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my shape to keep.
Please no wrinkles, please no bags-
And, please lift my butt before it sags.
Please no age spots, please no gray-
And, as for my belly, please take it away.
Please keep me healthy, please keep me young-
And, thank you Dear Lord for all that you've done!

Inside every older person is a younger
person wondering what the **** happened

03-25-2002, 07:33 AM
Good morning everyone! Just thought I would sneak in and post real quick! Haven't had my coffee yet .. it's 6:30 am - Dick just left for work. It sure is coooooooold! Had lots of snow still at the cabin - about a foot and 1/2 yet! Nothing here tho. On the way home I thought "we should have filled our trailer up with snow and brought it home - piled it in the front yard, and stick my Free Snow Sign on the top" .... just for laughs ...

Well, hope everyone had a nice weekend .. I'll check back in later and see if anyone's around!

Love, CJ

03-25-2002, 03:54 PM
Ok the wagon has rolled on to greener pastures but has left me here in the mud and cow .... Well, I won't go into that.

Weighed in on Saturday morning. It was pretty bad. :cry: Let's just say that there's NO WAY I'm going to make my Easter challenge. I wanted to hit the 40-lb. mark by next Saturday. That would take the removal of a limb or two. :o Not going to happen. But you know what? Perhaps I'll make it by April 13th or the 20th or so. Or at least by May!?!?!?!

I'm back on track (the right track this time, not the wagon wheel track) and am hoping to wow some folks this summer. My sister is usually good for a cookout for Memorial Day or July 4th. And hopefully, our house will be in order for at least one gathering. I plan to wear something besides jeans and a large "overshirt" while everyone else is in shorts, tank tops and/or bathing suits.

So anyway, I had my review on Friday, finally. It went very well! :smug: I won't know until the 3rd quarter if any of my "soft-spoken demands" will be met but at least the boss listened to me ... for almost an hour (!!!) and knows how I feel about some things. I wasn't whining or too demanding, I don't think. I only want what is rightfully mine - credit for my work, respect from my boss .... oh, and $$$$$, of course. I don't think I mentioned to you guys that our company announced a wage freeze in January. We're hoping to have it lifted in June. Hopefully, the management understands that if it isn't, there might be a mass exodus of employees. If and when the freeze is lifted, there'd better be a promotion and a hefty raise in it for me. We'll just have to wait and see.....

Oh, another thing I mentioned in my review was that it was unfair that only 2 of the 3 of us "girls" in the front office have to answer the phones while the third is constantly chatting with her friends or out having her hourly cigarette break. Something must have happened because the other girl has been logged into the phone system and answering calls too today. And she's also not speaking to the two of us who've been answering the phones all along. Aww. What a great and tragic loss. :rolleyes:

I've rambled long enough. Have to go fill the water bottle. Hope you're all having a good one!

Love to you all!

sweet tooth
03-25-2002, 07:46 PM
Hi to all. I haven't posted yet today...just been toooooo busy.

Judy - I love your poem. Some days I feel like I should just be able to pray away the wrinkles, the aging and the fat. I guess it doesn't quite work like that, although I had a fellow come into my office last week and try to sell me on some anti-aging pills. He even tried the sell with a straight face. I couldn't help myself, but I kept laughing.

CJ - It is good to hear from you. Let us all know how you are doing and what you are up to these days. Sounds like you will soon be out at the cabin often working on the construction. Thinking of it makes me tired already. LOL

Jo - You expressed for me the way this Easter Challenge is going. I just seem to be yo-yoing on 5 pounds - the week after I take it off, my body demands that it be put back on. I was up at WI again this morning (4.25 pounds), but it could have been the box (yes, it was a whole box) of chocolates I ate last night.

However, on the bright side, I worked out with my fitness trainer today. By tomorrow, I'm sure I will be stiff and sore. She is working on getting me toned up so I won't be so flabby and also at a rate that I will still lose weight and not bulk up. I haven't been to the weight room here for, well, several years, and the equipment is unbelievable. It is soooo fancy and complicated, but she is going to write down everything for me so that I can go work out by myself.

Anywhoooo, I guess I better be running. I took 2 hours to work out this afternoon, so have to get my work caught up tonight. Talk to everyone tomorrow. Take care.


03-26-2002, 09:56 AM
Know what I did this morning?!?! Got on my treadmill and started walking. And just couldn't stop!!! :strong: I finally had to get off and get into the shower so I could get to work. But I didn't want to stop!!! Huh?? What's that all about!?!?! I want to go back home and get back on my treadmill!!!! This is very weird. :shrug:

I have a meeting at the VFW tonight so won't have much time to exercise. We're supposed to have severe thunderstorms complete with lightning and driving rain tonight so I won't be walking (or swimming!) to the meeting. But I've vowed that I'll drink only Diet Coke or water and I'll skip the munchies they always have. Deep fat fried something or other usually. Who needs it?

I'm back in the horrible habit of getting on the scale at the drop of a hat these days. Can't seem to help myself. I was talking to a girl at my meeting on Saturday who said her husband had hidden her scale but she found it and every day she gets it out, weighs herself and puts it back so he won't know she's found it. Sounds like something I'd do so I might as well just leave it where I can get on it more easily. :lol:

Here's something to try. Someone on some talk show the other day (don't know who or what show) was saying you should stand naked in front of a full length mirror (scary enough! :o ) and decide what part of your body you LIKE the best. Pick just one part you really think looks good. So I decided to try it....

:( Couldn't find anything!!!! :cry: Oooh, this is bad! Guess I'll just have to concentrate on losing weight and then slide slowly into things like firming and toning, etc. In the meantime, I can probably work on things like deep conditioning my hair and moisturizing my skin, etc. Seems overwhelming at times but when you just try to take it a little at a time, it's not so bad. I already put a little deep moisturizer around my eyes every morning and I've learned about soaking my winter dry skin in a nice luxuriating bath with bubbles and oils from a certain Queen around here! The walking has helped firm up my legs a little. Heck, I even brush with a whitening toothpaste ... with tartar control! :^: A little at a time.... Maybe someday I'll be able to stand in front of that full length mirror and not cringe. Heck, maybe I'll actually FIT in the full length ("full-width"??) mirror!!!

OK, obviously I'm rambling again. Better go. Our company had a total of 8 salesguys at two different trade shows last week which means I've got 8 sets of notes and reports to type up and 8 sets of contact information to add to the data base and 8 sets of customers to mail stuff to..... So instead of just talking about it, I'd better dive in.

Hope you all have a good one!
Much love, Jo.

03-26-2002, 10:41 AM
Good Morning!

You know Jo, I tried standing naked in front of the mirror. What I saw was something from a scary movie. Couldn't possibly have been me! What on earth has happened to my body? I have a bad case of Dun-laps disease. The belly not only dun-laps over the belt, but sags so bad that no amount of exercise will ever firm it up again! My upper thighs look like I carrying saddlebags between my legs! Suzanne Sommers, where the heck is the "Thigh Master"?

Went to the dentist again yesterday. Had to have impressions made for a crown. I fractured a tooth on a piece of sourdough bread! Can you believe that? I wish you could go to the dentist, tell him what you need and have him do the work in one visit, instead of having to go back time and time again! The tooth I broke is one of the stabilizing teeth for my partials, so it has to stay there. Costs so much you'd think the crown has the royal jewels in it!

The lady making my window toppers called yesterday to make sure I'll be here for the delivery and installation this morning. I'm all excited, can't wait! Wish she would hurry and get here!

CJ, hope you get to feeling better and start posting more. I for one really miss you.

Sharon, Chrissy, Sandi, Carolyn, and all the rest of the oldie group, where the heck are you? Have we all gotten into a funk at the same time? Get on back in here and tell us what's new in your lives!

Hugs, Judy

sweet tooth
03-26-2002, 03:30 PM
Hi everyone. The cold weather has finally started to lift here and it is sunny and semi-cold now. We still have a lot of snow which is really unusual for this time of year. However, it is March and not October. LOL.

Jo - Back on that old treadmill again. Great job. I started with my fitness trainer yesterday. I'm a little sore today, but not as bad as I expected. I am going to get on that treadmill when I get home tonight, though. I just have to lose this last bit of weight. It seems like I yo-yo on the same old 5 pounds every week. I am going to do this...guess I'm just too stubborn to give up at this point.

Judy - I know what you mean about the crown. I just had one put in last week. Three weeks in a row I was at the dentist, plus one Sat. morning to get a temp filling in the broken tooth. I still have a chronic tooth ache from all the work, so take tylenol every few hours. Hope yours goes well and that you don't suffer too much. Although the suffering in the poketbook makes up for it. LOL.

Hope everyone has a great week. Take care.


03-27-2002, 09:29 AM
Waaahhhh!!! I don't feel good!!! :cry: I wanna go home!!! Whine. Whine. Whine.

Actually, it's nothing that a Midol the size of a basketball couldn't cure, I guess. Hope all the "phone girls" come in today because I want to go home early.

Spent hours at the world's most boring meeting at the VFW last night. Man, I'll be so glad when this project is over. The good news is that I took a little bag of pretzels with me so I wouldn't eat any munchies and I drank diet coke all evening. Unfortunately, it was not decaffinated diet coke so I couldn't sleep last night. Then I finally dozed off only to be awakened around 4AM by some serious cramps. Yuck. :(

OK, I'm through whining. Forced myself to eat some cantaloupe this morning just so I'd have something in my stomach but have no appetite. Guess that's a good thing. :^:

I'm planning all sorts of projects, cleaning, crafts, etc. for Friday because I'll be home all day and need something to keep me out of the fridge and out of trouble. I'm hoping Saturday's weigh in will "redeem" me a little. Not doing well so far but I'm thinking it's only PMS and water retention which should go away soon. (I hope. I hope.)

Judy and Peggy, you guys are scaring me. I haven't been to my dentist in years and have been thinking I should make an appointment. But I don't wanna!!!! :( I think I may have a cavity or two though and I know I should go.

Judy, how do your windows look!?!? Curtains and shades, etc. are my next project ... well, one of many "next projects" anyway.

I'll repeat Judy's sentiments now. Where is everyone!?!?! Hope to hear from you all.

Much love, Jo.

03-28-2002, 11:10 AM
Hello?? Anyone home?? Already out waiting for the Easter Bunny? I'm feeling better. Left here around 4 yesterday, got home at 4:20 and went to bed. Got up around quarter to 6 this morning, feeling almost human again. :^: I vaguely remember Rich coming in around 9-ish but don't remember him actually coming to bed. Woke up to birds and the sunrise this morning. Sure is pretty out there even if a bit chilly yet.

Ate my yogurt and 2 fat free waffles for breakfast and I'm starving!!! :( But I think I'll try to stay at the very low end of my points range today. Still hoping Saturday's weigh-in won't be too traumatic. I was thinking of weighing in tomorrow morning but I think that'd give me too much freedom to "do as I please" over the holiday weekend. :devil: Instead, I'm going to take my free day tomorrow as a challenge to keep busy and stay out of trouble. (Trouble = food!!) has a home page link to a Weight Watchers chat at 1:00 today, Eastern time. Maybe I'll see if I can sneak in and learn anything new. Actually, they're having several chats with a couple different diet plan people throughout the day.

I've been interrupted 3 times since starting this boring rambling post so I'll go now. I'm working on a list of things I can do tomorrow to keep busy. It's a very loooonnngg list. Saturday, we hope to put in the kitchen floor - ceramic tiles, very nice. I'll be glad when it's done ... then on to the next project(s). :dizzy:

If I don't get to post again, I wish you all a VERY HAPPY EASTER!!!!

Much love, Jo.

sweet tooth
03-28-2002, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by Jello
Waaahhhh!!! I don't feel good!!! :cry: I wanna go home!!! Whine. Whine. Whine.

Well, this is me today. Thanks goodness the boss told me I could go home at noon today. I really had planned on doing that, but at least I don't need to sneak out now. LOL

Actually, I think it is his way of making up for the 'incident' yesterday. He used to be an RCMP officer and still uses a lot of bullying techniques that some cops use. Well, yesterday he jammed paper in the printer (while printing a personal document, I might add), bellered at me to fix the printer, then went balistic when I touched his piece of paper. That happened just before noon, so all through lunch hubby had to listen to me blubbering.

As predicted, boss came back from lunch full of apologies and told me I could take a 1/2 day today. I had already planned to do that because I have been working 12 hour days doing budget (his work, I might add), and want to go see the grandkids (their parents, too) this weekend and our youngest son is meeting us there with the 'monster' dog. (I really do miss the dog even though he was so much work.)

Then the worst happened...cramps and feeling yucky. Oh well. I'm just not going to let that ruin a perfectly good weekend and I'll quit whining now.

Yesterday I met with my PFT for my second session. I can actually feel like I am making progress. Hurt like heck, though, but that will go away. She is working strictly on toning muscles with me, so has left my cardio up to me. I guess I am really going to have to get the treadmill at home in action.

I was watching some of the girls at the fitness centre yesterday on the treadmill. They program it at a very fast pace and run for 30 minutes. I stand there with my mouth open and eyes bugged out. My PFT has to remind me to quit staring. LOL.

However, through all of that, I am going to lose weight this week. I have planned to make sure that I journal everything this weekend and not to go off of my program. We are taking the family out for dinner on Saturday evening to celebrate granddaughter had a birthday last Sunday, our daughter's birthday is today, the other granddaughter celebrates her first birthday on April 5, and our son's girlfriend's birthday is April 4. Do they make birthday cards that read "Happy Birthday to my Son's Girlfriend? Juuuusssst wondering...

Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend. I'm not sure if I will have access to internet this weekend, but if not, will catch up on Monday. Take care.

03-30-2002, 12:30 AM
Sorry not been posting ~ been very very busy. Hubby is leaving in the morning for Maine ~ will be gone a week ~ I shall miss him! Anyway, just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a very Happy Easter ~ and I hope that this place gets busy after easter once again!!!!

I am attaching a little something I made ~ hope you like it.

Love, CJ

03-30-2002, 12:56 AM
Hi everyone,
Well I got back from my training in Los Angeles last week, but have been working at H & R Block every day and have not had much time to post so I just got off a while ago and thought I would post while I have a few minutes to do so.

My training for my job assessing children in the Indianapolis schools went great. I just loved being there and was treated to a wonderful hotel-the Airport Marriot, wonderful food and got to see some of the sights in L.A. We went out every single night we could as soon as we were done with our training for the day, to places like Hollywood, The Queen Mary Luxury Liner in Long Beach and the Santa Monica Pier. I would have liked to see more places, but didn't have lots of time with our classes, studying ect. I did really well and got my certification as an assessor and got 95%, when they observed me with my child I had and my written test I had to take. So all in all it was a great trip I think.

The other good thing is that I decided to extend my stay a couple of days as I have lots of my Dad's relatives in the L.A area. I got to see some of my Aunts and Uncles there and about 20 of my cousins as well. I have 2 girl cousins there. Sandi and Carole Ann, who I haven't seen in years and they both insisted that I spend a night at each of their places. They both also arranged a get together with their brothers and wives ect. They are not sisters and their mothers are my Dad's-Papa's sisters too. So I haven't seen them for I would say maybe 25 years since we were teens. So I had a party Saturday and Sunday night too. It was so great seeing so many of my family members, I really loved it and we all 3 cousins bonded and we will keep in touch you can bet. Sandi and Carole Ann both want me to come back soon, with Ken next time and stay at each of their places. They both are willing to share me I guess. LOL

So how is everyone doing now? I see it is kinda quite around here and you can bet with the Easter Holiday this weekend, it will really be quite till Monday I would say. I am having a get together Easter with my kids, Ken's sister and niece and her husband as well. We will have a good time, this is my brother, Jerry's first holiday living with us and he is sure to have a good time with all of us kook's. LOL

Peggy-You seem to be making progress with your personel trainer I would say from the soreness you are having. Don't worry, just remember what they say "No pain, no gain" So I would say you are making pretty good strides from the sound of it. LOL Have a wonderful Easter weekend with your family and that "Monster Dog" too. LOL

Jo-I can see you are really trying to be good with all that yogurt ect. Good luck with you weigh in tomorrow. Let us know how it goes. I am sure you will do fine and I too think that it is probably water retention too. I sure hope that you boss heard your demands and they put their $ where your mouth is. LOL

Judy-Ah yes I sure do know about crowns and have several of them myself. I too have a fortune in dental work invested in my teeyh. Thanks for missing us oldies. I sure don't want to dissapoint you and everyone else so HERE I AM!

CJ-Hey there girlfriend. Sure sounds like you had a ton of snow at the cabin. You and Dick must have had your work cut out for you shoveling all that snow. Surely you have a snowblower up there. Miss you girl and hope that you are doing well. Dick still working in Royal Oak and making lots of money I take it? My gosh it sure was good to see you when I was in Michigan. I loved seeing you and how nice of you and Dick to come to Chrissy's Mom's funeral. I know it was much. I know you will really miss Dick, but he will be home before you know it.

Trish-So are those jelly beans still in the basket at work? I love jelly beans so much and I would just have to get my hand in them. Don't worry about the weight till Easter is over, than we can both worry about it. I know I will try to get back on track too.

Carolyn-Yes I am with you, those buffets they have really tempt me and you can be assured that they had plenty of those during training in L.A. But I am trying to get back on track again and not doing too very bad so far. How are you doing? Post when you can and let us all know how things are going for me. Are you back from Florida yet?

Sherry-Hey ho girl, are you still out there? I'll bet you are busy getting ready for a big get together with the family if I know you. How is it going girlfriend? I will have to send an email when Easter is done, been meaning to but been so busy. Are you on vacation from school now, due to the Easter Holiday? I know you are loving it if you are. LOL

Chrissy-Hey sis in law. How the heck are you doing? It was great talking to you the other day when you were visiting Papa in his room. That was a unexpected but pleasant surprise. I miss you and can't wait to see you when we all go to Boca Raton for Jimmy's wedding. I can't wait can you? What fun we will have. They better be ready for us nuts. LOL

Well on the weight front, I had been gone from my WW meetings for several weeks, but weighed in Michigan when I was there a couple of weeks ago and gained 3 lbs, and when I weighed this past Monday I had another like 1.2 lb gain. But considering all the eating out I did in Michigan everyday and the wonderful buffets during my training and all the family parties I went to, I am not too upset. I enjoyed it and have already started getting back on track. But of course Easter is another thing, that ham, those scalloped potatoes, deviled eggs and the deserts. OH MY! LOL Oh well what is a person to do? HA HA HA

Anyways soon we are going to my brothers son, Jim's wedding in Boca Raton. Our whole family will be going. Ken, myself, daughter in Indy, daughter in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and our two sons and brother Jerry too. We are going from April 25th to the 29th. I am getting excited about my nephews wedding. It is at a resort and the wedding will be held overlooking the ocean. How romantic and WARM TOO. LOL I for one am getting sick and tired of all this darn cold weather. I want to go somewhere WARM for a change. LOL Should be fun to be with the whole family again.

Well everyone, time to post this. I am sooo glad to be back and I have missed EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU GUYS. Love you lots and miss you so much too.

Love, Sassy Sharon

03-30-2002, 04:00 PM
Gee I know I haven't been here in a while to post about weight etc, but I did notice I am considered Missing Member when I go to the Geocities site.
Hmmmm, guess I will have to get back here and post if I want to not be a missing person. Just wanted to stop in and say Have a Happy and Blessed Easter. :)

03-31-2002, 09:06 PM

I just want to wish all of you a Happy Easter! :) I just came back from my daughter's where we had dinner. Boy, am I full! Too much ham, sweet potatoes, cake, and candy! Well, tomorrow is another day!


04-01-2002, 09:44 AM
Good Heavens, is it Monday already?!? Boy, those holiday weekends go by fast. :( Well, the good news is I weighed in on Saturday and had lost 1.4 of the 4+ I'd gained the week(s) before. The bad news is that on Sunday, Lent was officially over and I was "allowed" to eat all that candy (and I do mean ALL THAT CANDY) I'd given up for Lent. Hmm, maybe it wasn't such a good idea to deprive myself for so long??? Let's just say I don't want to see chocolate again for a long long time. :o

So today I'm trying to get back on track yet again. I think I've got it out of my system though. At least I hope so. Still feeling a bit queasy this morning even. And yes I did get on my scale and didn't like it one bit. But I'll drink lots of water and do my best. It's all anyone can do, right? :^:

Yesterday's Easter dinner was spaghetti cooked in a big pot on the backyard grill in the rain. :lol: And we ate in the living room where the smell of paint wasn't quite so bad. But the kitchen's got walls and a ceiling with recessed lights and the walls have some primer paint and plaster, etc. Still no floor but it's shaping up. I spent almost 20 minutes at the Home Depot on Friday picking a shade of off-white. Man, you'd think it was brain surgery or something! Who knew there were so many shades of off-white!? :dizzy: Finally decided on "Goose Feather" after holding those little paint chips up against the floor tiles I'd chosen and the cabinets' color and about 6 different settings of light and shadow, etc. Well, I had to get it just right, you know. Who says Jo likes to obsess!?!?

But it's Monday morning and I just took a look down the hall. Seems like I'm the only one working in my department at the moment. Good opportunity to wander back to the cafeteria and top off my water bottle. Sure is quiet here!

Hope you're all having a good day!
Much love, Jo.

04-01-2002, 11:29 AM
Hope everyone had a nice Easter Holiday

My daughter is in jail....charged with possession with intent to distribute. I think she will probably be there for awhile. She keeps calling me, crying, and begging me to get her out of there. I can't do it. God help me, I just can't! I had to be the one to tell my granddaughter that her mother is in jail. Poor child, she's taking it better than I am.

Today would have been Cal's 63rd birthday.

My weight is still 244. No loss but no gain either!

Sorry, I just can't post this morning. Forgive me.

Hugs, Judy

04-01-2002, 12:03 PM

Love you Judy!! Hang in there, sweetie. Wish I could say something wise and wonderful and make you feel better.

Celebrate Cal's life today. Sounds like he was a wonderful man and you were lucky to have him in your life for so long.

And don't feel one bit guilty about not bailing out your daughter. She's an adult and responsible for her own actions. Maybe this will help her make some decisions about her own life.

And as for weight loss, don't worry about that right now. Seems so small and unimportant in the grand scheme of things. You take care of YOU right now.

sweet tooth
04-01-2002, 06:42 PM
Hi everyone,

We are finally back from visiting family for Easter. We had a great time and lots of fun with the grandkids and our own kids, of course. Our oldest son was in Florida last week sitting on the beach, so when he found out we had a family celebration this past weekend, he was a bit 'put out.'

Judy - My heart goes out for you. I am so sorry to hear that you are suffering. Spend today having good memories of Cal. Words are so inadequate when you have gone through the hurts that you are feeling. Just know that I am thinking of you and praying for you.

Jo is right about your daughter. You do need to exercise some 'tough love." We all know that you love your daughter, but don't like the things that she is doing. She also knows right from wrong and needs to suffer the consequences of her wrong behaviour. You can't continue to be responsible for fixing the jams that she gets into. She needs to learn that she must fix them herself, or, if she can't fix them, not get into them in the first place. We had to take the same position with one of our children when he was young. He had been caught shoplifting. We were called by the police, so went to pick him up from the police station. When we got home I talked to him about what he had done wrong and told him that he was given one chance and that if he ever found himself in that position again not to call us because we would not come to get him. Well, wouldn't you know, about 5 years later, we got a call from the police that he had been caught shoplifting. We wouldn't go get him, so he had to figure out how to make amends himself. It wasn't pleasant, but he did fix his own problem. He was about 16 at that time and has not had any kind of a problem like that again. Forntunately he learned his lesson when he was still a minor, so does not have a criminal record. He is in the military now and realizes how close he came to not being able to pursue a future. Sometimes we just have to do the thing that looks incredibly mean, but we also can't keep picking up the pieces. Take care.

Just going to say a quick Hi to everyone else. I have a workout booked in 15, so must run. I'll write to everyone tomorrow. Have a great day.

04-02-2002, 09:37 AM
OK so I spent about 20 minutes on the phone yesterday afternoon screaming at someone. She was supposed to be working with me on the Community Day celebration and block party for the VFW but she hadn't been at the last 3 weekly meetings and hadn't returned my calls or answered my emails or talked to anyone else and everyone figured she'd dropped out. So I've been handling calling the people she was supposed to be calling and organizing vendors and kids' games and food, etc. Yesterday she calls me and starts complaining about how I'm "taking over" and doing her job, etc. Well, heck, SOMEONE had to do it!!!!! :mad: So we argued and finally I told her that if she bothered to show up at the meeting tonight that I'd give her all the information I'd gotten and go back to my own work and let her handle it herself and sit back and hope she doesn't screw up AGAIN.

Then I got off the phone and hit the vending machine. :( Yep, stress eating. One of Jo's biggest problems. Nothing that chocolate can't cure, right? Darn, I'm so dumb!!!! And maybe the worst part was that after I ate all that, she called back and apologized and we talked it out and have decided to work together to make this project a success. Man, why couldn't I have waited a couple minutes instead of running to food!!!!

OK, that's my whine for today. Spent last night doing some constructive house-fixing-up work. That is, I've decided to clean up some of the clutter and get some trash actually out into the trash cans instead of spread around the living room. Dinner consisted of stewed tomatoes and fat free mozzarella cheese. Very tasty and low points. :) Also spent 20 minutes on the treadmill but my heart wasn't in it. Nice slow pace - only did 3/4 of a mile. But better than nothing.

Have to run. Need a little more decaf then have to get to work. Doing a little "spring cleaning" of the files today. It's amazing what you can find in your filing cabinet drawers sometimes! :dizzy:

Much love to you all!

04-03-2002, 09:36 AM

Oh My GOD!!!!! What have I done? I have agreed to a blind date for lunch Saturday. Talk about stressing! Yesterday I weighed 242.5, this morning I'm back to 244. Jo, we need to have our hands tied behind our backs, or maybe our jaws wired shut! I'm a nervous wreck! Do you have any idea how long it's been since I've had a date? My goodness, I'm a 60 yr. old woman not a teenager, what have I done?

Hugs, Judy

sweet tooth
04-03-2002, 12:16 PM
Hi to everyone. Sooo quiet here this week. Everyone must be recuperating from Easter. LOL.

I typed a long post yesterday, but when I submitted it, it disappeared, so I lost everything. Then, I didn't have time to post again. Oh bother.

Judy - I can't imagine what you are feeling. It's been a very, very long time since I have been on a first date, and never gone on a blind date. I think I would be a nervous wreck... Have lots of fun, though. You need and deserve some time out.

Jo - I did the same as you on Monday. Clean, clean, clean. It seems though that I just move stuff from one place to the other, then when I get tired of tripping over it, I move it again. I am so sick of looking at tools and supplies all over the place, but can't seem to do anything about containing the mess. I dragged as much garbage out as I could on Monday night, but it still seems like we are living in a tornado zone. I dream of the day that the renos will be finished. I am hoping it is 'Someday Soon.'

Sandi - Good to hear from you again. We have missed your postings. Hurry back soon.

CJ - Where are you? Miss you lots.

Sharon - So glad to have you back. I bet you would like to have stayed in California a while longer, especially with so much family there. It is great that you are able to visit with them. How did Easter go? Was thinking of you and how Jerry would manage in a new environment.

Congrats on you training course. You have done so well with the training. Way to go. Is there a project for that kind of assessment happening in your area? ..or are they going to pursue ongoing assessment of children in the school system? You will do well at the job. Your training marks prove that you are good at it.

Well, gotta run. We are interviewing for summer positions this week, so I guess I getter get my act together here. Have a great week everyone. Take care.

04-03-2002, 03:27 PM
Hello everyone! I am back from Florida and it is cold here. I had a great time. It was 5 women and we laughed the entire time. If laughing truly is good for you I am in great shape. Went to WW yesterday and had lost 3.2 lbs. I danced out of that meeting. Considering I have been playing yo-yo with 2 lb. for 2 months, I am hoping it's over. We ate pretty well while gone except for my one splurge with keylime pie and a trip to Harry and David's. I promised myself I would go to Health Park everyday this week, it's Wed. and I haven't made it yet. Why is that so hard? I am off this week, so time isn't the problem. I hate considering myself lazy, but it could be true.

It sure has been quiet here, except for Jo and Peggy. Thanks for hanging in girls. Sherry it was good to hear from you also. I finally put bio on, I enjoyed reading the others too. I hated writing that original weight!!!!!!!!!!! but the truth does hurt.

I have spent today cleaning out my closets. I took out everything that I don't (can't) wear and weeded others. My closet looks great but now I really don't have anything to wear. I may have to go back to school in my housecoat. At least I would be comfortable.

CJ I am sending you my stats today. It's so great to have a loss to report. Is your snow gone? I am ready for warm weather. After being in Florida I had forgotten how much I love warm weather. And here we have a frost warning out tonight. I guess I'm not in charge of weather. What a disappointment!
Later Ladies, Carolyn

04-04-2002, 12:49 AM
Well Duh!!! No wonder I thought the postings were low, there was a second page I didn't see when I posted earlier today. It was that cleaning out of the closets that blurred my brain.

Judy - I am sure thinking about you. Jo's right it is tough love time and I can't imagine how hard it will be. Good luck. You have had so many good years with Cal, try to concentrate on that and you will make it.

Jo - I understand that stress eating. There is Easter candy in the other room that I just found today. You should hear it calling to me! No man has ever talked that sweet to me!!!!!! Why didn't I throw it away when I found it??????

Will Carolyn be able to resist chocolate peanut butter cups and M & M's? Stay tuned the saga of Carolyn will be continued tomorrow.

04-04-2002, 09:53 AM
As Carolyn Turns?? One Carolyn To Live?? General Carolyn?? :lol: Carolyn, can't wait to see how the saga turns out. But I'll just bet it'll have a HAPPY ending!! ;) Remember those 3.2 lbs girl!!!

I, on the other hand, have been eating and eating. :( Guess giving up that stuff or Lent wasn't such a good idea?? Or maybe I'm just using that as an excuse. I've been plugging money into the vending machine at work like a mad woman!!! All junk. Chocolate and fat and sodium. And I'm not even hungry!!! :shrug: I'm thinking maybe my biggest problem is I keep thinking things like "I'll do better once the weather gets warmer and I can be outside" or "I'll get back on track when the house renovation is further along and I can decorate" or "I'll be better when...." Well, you get the idea. Why can't I just start NOW!!! :mad:

I did get on my treadmill for half an hour last night and did a mile and a half. Good pace and increased the incline. Felt good when I was done. But all I could think about while I was on it was all the other stuff I could be doing ... even though I knew perfectly well that, if I wasn't on the treadmill, I'd probably be sitting on my butt in front of the TV and, oh I don't know, probably eating.

I NEED A KICK-START!!!!! Need it desperately!!!! HOW!?!?!?! OK guys. I need some major-league suggestions here!!!! HHHHHHEEEEELLLLLLPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!! :cry:

Judy, a girl here at work was talking about her recent blind date and I thought of you. It was a good idea to plan just a nice lunch, nothing too stressful..... maybe??? Go and have a great time and relax. I can't wait to hear how it went.

Guess I'd better go. Stuff to do. Gotta earn my millions. :rolleyes: Have a good one!

Much love, Jo.

sweet tooth
04-05-2002, 11:26 AM
TGIF. I can't wait for this day to be over. I am soooo stressed and tired that I can't think straight. I am the staff adviser on campus for a student committee. THEY decided to put a booth in a trade fair (yesterday). I spent the last two weeks calling the students to find out who was working at the booth during the day and couldn't get any of them to return my calls...drat call display and answering machines.

One student finally told me that he would work for an hour, but he didn't even show up. There was me....working a trade show booth all day yesterday, thinking about having to do my regular work after hours and generally doing a burn. I am sooooo PO'd with the students about now. I started work (setting up the booth) at 6:00 am yesterday, finished manning it at 4:00 pm (without a break), then went to work to do my regular duties. I managed to get home at 11:00 pm last night. It does help with the eating, though. I just don't have time to get to any junk eating. :lol:

Finished whining now and I'm ready for the weekend. I have a stats course that I need to finish by the end of the month, so that will consume my time this weekend. I haven't started it yet, so there's just a bit of pressure here. :D

Carolyn - So good that you had a super time in Florida. My son just returned from Florida last Saturday and was very disappointed to come back home to a blizzard. we had about 7" of snow last weekend and they are predicting another downfall tomorrow. I just wish the snow would leave and we would finally get better weater.

My advice to you - throw that candy out, or give it to the kids down the block. I don't know about you, but I couldn't have that in the next room and not indulge. If you don't, you are exercising far more discipline than I could. :smug:

Jo - OK girl, here's the butt kick. You know that tomorrow is WI and you need to get back on track with the program. I have a challenge for you...from now until the end of April I challenge you to lose at least 1 pound each week. If you don't you will just have to suffer the consequences....(and I'm not telling you what they are, so there).

Great that you are on the treadmill. I have finally gotten myself into the exercise habit and am booking workout times 3 time a week for muscle building and another 3 times a week for cardio. Hopefully, the back of my legs won't look like the wrinkled skin on elephants anymore. :lol:

Where is everyone? Haven't heard from you all for a long time. Check in and let us know how you are doing. Have a great weekend. Talk to you on Monday, unless I can wrestle the 'puter away from hubby this weekend. He's teaching another online course (I think he actually has 2 running and a 3rd starting next week), so it is hard to get access at home anymore. Take care everyone and let's get those pounds moving.


04-05-2002, 12:00 PM
Another episode of As Carolyn Grows...............the candy is short 2 minature Reeses cups...................and the rest is still there. It is in the room I call the Scary Room (because it scares me to walk into it). I have finally said it is my test of will power. It will stay there until Tuesday when I will take it to school and "force it" on kids. To be real truthful candy is not my thing. I would rather have potatoe chips or a sandwich.

Peggy we were in Panama City with several couples from Canada. They were very entertaining and not looking forward to going home because of the snow. They had a cook-out one night and invited my friends and I. We had a great time. You are doing so well on working out. I have been off all week and have done a lot at home but never made it to the gym. Today I am going to get my granddaughter and that will be my workout until tomorrow. She is so much fun.

Jo-I don't know where you work but sounds like they depend on you for lots of things. I hope you are well paid.

CJ where are you? I miss hearing from you.

My sister and I are helping my mother and stepfather move into a new (for them) house. It has been so satisfying to buy things for them. My mother is a saint who raised 3 kids by herself. Why she didn't give us away, I don't know. She is one strong woman. If I can be half the woman she is I will be happy.

Enough rambling, there is a garage here that I can barely get one car in. I have to get out there and clean. Yuck!!!! Everyone be strong it's the week-end.

04-05-2002, 01:10 PM
Here a little late this morning. It's almost noon and I'll echo Peggy's TGIF!!!

Boss was at a trade show in Florida this week. He flew out of there at 6:30 this morning, got into Philadelphia around 9 and showed up here at 10:30. What is he? Nuts?? Maybe his wife doesn't want him at home either??? Fortuntely, he's apparently found someone else to bug because he's not in his office and I haven't seen him for a while. Hope that lasts all day. Also fortunately, I spent most of this week working on a PowerPoint animated presentation on our company that the guys can take to trade shows and have showing on a monitor at their booth. It's starting to look quite impressive if I do say so myself ... and I do. :smug: Hope he'll be as impressed with my work as I am.

Know what else? It's ... gulp, I hesitate to say it ... SNOWING! Yuck. A couple days ago, it was almost 70 degrees. Last night, it was below 30. What is up with that??? How am I ever going to get into "spring mode" if this keeps happening???

Carolyn, well-paid!?!?!? Me!?!?!?! Well-paid!!??!? What's that???? :(

Peggy, your job's sounding like mine!! :mad: While it's true that you can't eat if you're stuck in one spot all day, I've also found it's true that you can't pee!!!!! It's no fun, I know. As for your challenge, can I start AFTER tomorrow's weigh-in??? I've had such a bad week and have decided I'm just going to go in and face the music. Yep, still doing the yo-yo thing. :( But after I weigh in and get the official number, I'll take that challenge!! Although I am quite curious about those "consequences"!! :o

Guess I'll go now. I can hear the boss down the hallway, slowly making his way down here to bother me. Nah, he won't dump a ton of work in my lap until, oh about 4:45 ... as usual.

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Much love, Jo.

04-05-2002, 01:25 PM
Don't faint ~ it's me! Boy, I have just got myself so way off track I'm "fighting" to get back to normal. I just posted on the journal thread ... will try to keep it up daily! It's like starting all over again ... If I can journal straight for a week every day, I know I will be ok! This won't be long ~ I promise I will come back later. I miss everyone! Be back soon

Love, CJ

04-06-2002, 10:50 AM
It's Saturday morning and I'm at work. :( Actually, I'm here "stealing" some big paper and the plotter to make signs for the VFW. Shhhh!!! :cool:

Weighed in this morning with a ... oh, I can hardly bring myself to say it ... 3.5 lb. GAIN. :cry: Guess it wasn't unexpected. But that marked the end of the holiday season. My leader says holidays start at Halloween and end at Easter. So that's it. I'm done. Now it's time to get back on track for real.

Uh... anyone want to join me on this??? I need all the company and help I can get. Peggy, it's time for that challenge! Starts officially TODAY. I'll be checking in next weekend with AT LEAST a 1 lb. loss.

So there! :D

Have to run back to the drafting department and see if I've messed up their big old expensive printer.....

Love you guys!

sweet tooth
04-06-2002, 11:51 AM
Hi Jo - I'm counting on it - a 1 pound loss for next week. I'll match you with that. I WI in on Monday, so from Monday I'll work on the 1 pound. Have a great weekend. Take care.


04-06-2002, 09:00 PM
If you don't mind, count me in also. One lb. per week will be hard for me but maybe I need that push. I'm tired of messing around it's time to get serious. Two of my friends have joined L.A. Weight Loss, it's big here right now. They seem to lose weight fast. I can't have them beating me. Let's go girls!!!! CJ how about you too?

04-07-2002, 09:44 AM
1 lb by next Saturday????? OK, I'm game! It will be a miracle tho! LOL

Love, Carol

04-07-2002, 09:49 AM
Well, you all had your chance to start a new thread ~~ hee hee, so guess I will ~ see ya on 79!