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.
Wednesday.....Wednesday Weigh ins
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.
03-27-2002, 05:11 AM
It is sooooo frustrating. They won't let me post my welcome sign more than once. Grrrrrr
I think if any of you start a new page it MAY let you post it once too... so feel free to steal it and use it.
I found another welcome pic... but it says it is too big. :mad:
It is hardly worth the time to find pics only to use it once. :rolleyes:
Oh well... enough whining.
I went to bed at 8:30 last night. :eek:
Of course I woke up at 1:30 am and can't sleep now. :dizzy:
I almost made it a perfect day with food Tuesday. Almost.
My husband wanted to go out to eat and I fell to temptation. :(
I lasted for like a whole 5 minutes !!!! LOL
Mexican ...chips and salsa... and split a dessert. :T No excuses.
I still feel really good about the rest of my day.!!!!
On program breakfast.. and lunch. No snacking all day.
Overall.... a good beginning. :smug:
I am driving to see my parents either today or tomorrow so I may be gone for a couple of days. I just don't know with this lack of sleep all night. It is hard to stay awake driving. :^:
Getting OLD sucks !!!!! LOL
Tina.... that picture of Gwenth actually looked "GOOD" compared to her that night. LOL. There actually was an even uglier dress there. It was an older actress.... made her look like a slut. I don't remember her name.
I did like several of the dresses this year. Reese Witherspoon for one. :love:
Her still photo did not look as good as in person.
It is sooo funny this year. The opinions differed on so many.
Some dresses that made the worst dress on one poll made the best dress on another. :lol:
To each their own I guess. LOL
Well fellow fight fighters. I won all but one battle yesterday.
Today I am going to improve on that record. Susie has inspired me!!
Baby steps... baby steps... baby steps.
Practice makes progress !!!!
03-27-2002, 08:43 AM
Sorry I didn't get in yesterday I was up to my ears in research.
DH and DS are both sick DS can't talk (that may be a blessing:devil: )
Tina: Way to go girl I haven't lost in over a month I'm stuck.
Well I better go I have reports to do.
03-27-2002, 09:00 AM
I seem to be stuck on the scale also. It should get better because it is warming up... a HOT 40 today. I can walk longer and with all the work I have outside I may only weigh 90 lbs by the end of summer!!!:lol:
My brain is in a dilema...I have been trying to get more protein in my diet because I wasn't get - well, hardly any. I do think I was feeling better allthough I find it hard to do. Then I saw Dr. Ornish on TV and dug out his book which advises us to eat only vegies for a healthy heart. I do believe what he says and if I liked to be in the kitchen more I could cook more protein alternatives (tofu) BUT :mad: My Mother died of a heart attack as well as her brother so .... always in the back of my mind, you know. The only protein I eat of the animal variety is poultry & fish so eating really requires more planning and thought than I have been giving it. Thanks for letting me ramble....I just have to get my act together.:(
WAY TO GO ON ALL OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS, fellow Chicks....what are your secrets and DON'T tell me it's exercise, water and regulating food intake. I want something much faster and easier!!!!
Have a good Wednesday. :wave:
03-27-2002, 11:19 AM
Hey everyone :)
Ugh, I had the worst binge day yesterday. I forgot to pack my lunch, so DH brought me a big burger and fries. It was almost like an avalanche after that point. You know I'm still paying for it this morning. Today I have already planned out all my meals and some safe snacks so it won't happen again.
15 minutes to finish getting lunch packed and my happy backside dressed and out the door. I'd better get outta here!
I really miss having more time to write, but keeping in touch with you all at least a little means the world to me. *HUGS*
03-27-2002, 07:03 PM
Have any of you seen the movie "I am Sam" ?
(He is a ******ed dad trying to keep his daughter.)
There is a scene that just brings me to tears just remembering it.
I cried when I saw it... and I still cry today.
I could relate all too well ...and still can.
It is a scene where Sam says... " Do you know how hard it is to try and try and try with all your might to be like everyone else, but you just can't do it.... no matter how hard you try !!!"
Need I say more. :( :(
I have been depressed for several days now.
I am getting better with my food. I only cheat once a day now.
But I am still cheating.... and it is KILLING ME.
How many times can someone fail.????
I don't know how many...but I am going to keep trying...one more time.
I see so many others doing it...I am a smart woman...why not me??
I am a good person. I am not giving up yet.
I KNOW that carbs are my binge foods.
I know I can live without them... well the bread and pasta and sugar.
I know I can get plenty of good carbs from vegetables and other healthier foods.
But knowing... is not doing.
I know what to do. Now I just have to do it.
This is a very sad post for me. I can't seem to stop my crying.
But I also know that just a couple of days can make a difference.
I have 2 days with only one cheat each day. Maybe tomorrow will be that non-cheat day.
I know you will all say to me... "Progress not perfection" and "Good is good enough" and "One day at a time". But I need more than words today... I need some accomplishments. I need ONE DAY of not cheating.!!!! I need to "not feel" like a failure.
I also need to get some sort of mobility again too...I can barely walk. My weight is truly killing me... not only physcially... emotionally too. I can barely walk. I can barely live. All I seem to be able to do is.... EAT.
What is so ironic... I was depressed early early this morning and wrote a post to all of you. I did not post it...instead I sent it to a dear friend.
Then I felt pretty darn good. I ate on program for breakfast, I ate grilled chicken for lunch. Felt pretty darn good.
Then... boom... depressed again about my weight and failure to get things done around the house. Decided to get a haircut and lift my spirits. And there they were... Girl Scout cookies. :eek: After I finished the box.... I just drove and cried. :(
Now I am here to finish my day "on program."
I am not quitting... I am not putting my tail between my legs and running away.
I am wiping the crumbs off my face and I am drying my tears and then continuing on my road to a healthier life. I am accepting the shame I feel ...and then leaving it behind ... inside the cookie box in the trash.
I AM NOT a failure. I am only a woman who occasionally fails. There is BIG difference.
I hope more of you come and post. NOT to me. Just post about your life, your day. Post what you are doing for your recovery.
I have tried to recover alone before... it worked worst than all my failures in here. LOL
At least here... I keep trying. Thanks for being here for me.
03-27-2002, 08:26 PM
2Cute...whooaaa Girlfriend! YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE!! Look how far you have come! Get through with this cheating stuff....there is no such thing as cheating...you are making a choice for yourself...and look...you may have made a choice you would rather have not done...but in the past you would have kept making bad choices all day long. You only made that not so good choice once a day! You are such and inspiration to me! You do so much more than I do! I have made alot of not so good choices this week. I had good choice foods but ate too many of them. I dread the scale tomorrow.....but....I am not giving up. I will pick myself up by the boot straps tomorrow after my meeting and move forward. It didn't take me 3 months to put all this weight on and it sure won't take me 3 months to get it off. It will come off no matter how slow but it WILL come off eventually because I know and we all know that this is a new way of life for us. We have to be careful of the choices we make for ever! And when we make those better choices thats a step in the right direction. When I lost the 97 lbs the first time...every thursday night after my meeting I allowed myself to get whatever I wanted to dinner...whether it be McDonalds, Chinese food whatever...I never felt deprived that way and my favorite choice over time was the steamed shrimp with chinese vegetables. I looked forward to my treat each week and worked for it! So don't think you have failed for eating something you want. You can have anything you want! So girlfriend...put that smile back on your face and get your butt back here posting...we all love to read your posts...you are such a good friend to all of us and we can see you truly care about everyone! You are a good person!!
Andria...was there something else he could have brought you? Maybe a salad or a smaller burger? I had McDonalds kids meal one day last week and counted the points and I had a successful week. I know its hard when we don't plan ahead or forget our lunches....I have done that many times! But...forward we shall go...just don't give up because of the little mistakes we make...we are women hear us roar...we will lose this weight one way or another!
Lucky...instant gratification! Don't we all want it? LOL I would love to snap my fingers and be 100 lbs lighter tomorrow morning! If only!! But...it is the water and the moving of the body that makes this plan successful!! So shake your booty girl!!
Tina great loss...keep up the good work!
Mary hope your family is better today!
Well I hafta get the little boy bathed tonight and ready for bed. He is going to daycare tomorrow morning so I can go to my meeting! So not looking forward to that darn scale! I wonder if I hold my breath if it would help????
Hi to everyone else...have a great day! Michelle
:wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:
03-27-2002, 08:36 PM
Andria Donít you hate itÖ.but then I donít understand why I donít do better at planning so that doesnít happen. I guess I have to say at least I am better because I recognize it Ė I didnít in the past.
2Cute Thanks for writing that. I have been feeling the same way but havenít taken the time to write it down (I hope this doesnít mean journaling DOES work???) I know I have much more compassion for people who are alcoholics or drug addicts or smokers. Sometimes I wonder if this just doesnít require more work than I am willing to give? :?: I should have done more introspection when I would read all the posts but did respond right away. I always look forward to coming here and reading and then posting but for the past week I just felt I didnít have anything to write.
So, if you donít quit, I wonít.
03-27-2002, 11:36 PM
I had to come back one more time and share my GOOD news.
You put up with me in the down times... now I get to share the good. :D
Let me go back 10 years..... that is how long it has been since I have had a normal period. In fact I don't have any at all. The doctor blames it on my excessive weight. I am not in menapause. I have been taking pills every 3 months to make me start and even that quit working. :rolleyes:
Well.... I STARTED tonight. !!!!! :spin:
That explains why I have been so depressed.
I am not a hopeless cause after all. :lol:
I have always suffered with depression the three days before I start for as long as I can remember. I feel like I have a ton of weight lifted off my shoulders. :D
I am soooooo relieved !!!!!! Hopefully you won't have to tolerate my mood swings for a long time to come. LOL At least 3 months. LOL
I also want to tell you I did stay on program for dinner. A nice steak and brocolli.
My husband and I went for a drive and he asked if he could stop and get an ice cream and I was confident I could resist. He changed his mind so I didn't have to find out... but I did not want any. :D Well... I wanted some.. but not bad enough. LOL
Thanks again for being here for me. Thanks for tolerating my mood swing. Thanks for being YOU.
Luckylady you are stuck here for years to come. No one is quitting. ;) First we are going to lose this weight..... THEN we are going to help others lose theirs.
Michelle.. thank you so much for your caring. It is so nice to know you are here for me. I hope I return the favor when you need it. :love:
I feel soooooo GOOD !!!! Who would have thought I would be so happy to start my stupid period. :lol:
03-28-2002, 04:01 AM
The nightcapper is here. I seem to be the last one posting everyday.
2cute, I'm glad you're feeling better. I felt the same way these last three days too. I've binged like I've never eaten before. and today--lo and behold my TOM came. I feel so much better. I cut my hair and feel lighter and as high as a kite. I love these hormonal changes. Joke! My PMS lasted three weeks this month. Three weeks of chocolate cravings. I'm glad I kept up the exercising though. I hope to be under control until Saturday evening.
03-28-2002, 09:45 AM
Oh my goodness! I could feel the hormones flying! I'm so glad you girls are feeling better! That PMS is a SCOURGE...I could eat anything that crosses my path when I am PMSing...and it is never enough!
This whole 'thing' is so frustrating...at least when an alcoholic or a drug addict attempts to kick their addiction, they are not required to consume the very thing that they are trying to beat...IT"S HARD!!! We have so many emotional issues attached to our food...I am such a total carb addict...bread, especially cookies, I often cannot control...I manage to go for a few days doing really well, and god knows why, (it's not only PMS) I go off...
I think Michelle is right, we need to change the mindset that we "cheat" ...By incorporating into our diet (in moderate amounts) the very things that we think of as BAD, we take away the guilt and shame associated with "cheating," thereby keeping those cravings at bay. My sister and I used to do the same thing as you, Michelle, after Wednesday night weigh in, we were allowed to eat ANYTHING that we wanted. Having that to look forward to, made such a difference in controlling the feelings of deprivation!!
I admire everyone's honesty. It's very comforting to know that we are not alone here...we all feel the same things...and we are all here for each other...Thank you all for that!
I have to go...being summoned by my son for "Sponge Bob." He's off from school, so we get to watch BOTH episodes today! :lol:
love to all...
03-28-2002, 11:01 AM
I can't seem to get my fingers moving this morning.
2cute glad to see you are feeling better. I do not miss my TOM at all.:)
I cooked sloppyjoe with the crumbles DH said it was really good. Both of my men are better. DS was told if he missed one more days work he would be fired.
well I have work to do hope we all stay op today.
03-28-2002, 11:55 AM
Here it is Thankful Thursday already.
This week from **** still has 4 more days lefts and for that I am thankful.
I am headed out the door to see my parents and will probably spend the night there. So that means I won't be here. :(
I don't know our plans for this weekend. The weather is beautiful so we will probably...well DH will probably go fishing. It is just so hard for me getting in and out of that darn boat. Last year I remember this year would be my summer. :rolleyes: Oh well, no since crying over spilt milk. Just focus on TODAY.
I will be back as soon as I can. Love to you all. :love:
03-28-2002, 04:06 PM
Ok I need a drum roll.........and a fan for fanning me back from passing out! I actually had another loss this week...2.2 lbs! Thats 9.4 lbs in two weeks...I kinda wanted my 10 lb ribbon this week but I guess I shouldn't be greedy! I guess if I didn't eat too much of the stuff I did I would have had that extra half pound off and gotten my ribbon...that will teach me!!
Well, after my meeting I was running errands and Andrew and I stopped at McDonalds...and since dinner out with John's dad was cancelled for tonight I decided to treat myself to that once a week treat I always allow myself. I got a cheeseburger happy meal....yes...I wanted to toy for myself...I will admit it....I ate the happy meal and I had a 1 pt. skinny cow fudge bar and I was totally satisfied. I counted my points, wrote it in my journal and onward I march!! There isn't anything we can't have if we truly want it! I hope I am on my way again to losing this weight and marching toward my goal! I truly truly want it!!
2Cute...have a safe trip. We will be waiting here for you when you get back!
Kat...I know that if someone told me I CAN'T have that or I CAN'T have this then I want it even more...and the more the better...but allowing myself to have whatever it is once a week takes all the fun out of NOT being able to have it! Know what I mean!! LOL I hate deprivation of any kind!! I have started buying the small bags of chips, the fat free jello puddings in the cups, the skinny cow ice cream sundaes, sandwiches and fudge bars...they may be expensive..but heck I deserve them...I don't think twice about spending $8 at McDonalds....getting the single serving sizes makes it easier for me to count the points because its all measured out. That helps me stay within points. If I want two of something I eat two..but I write the points! Heck...for 1 pt each for those fudge bars I could eat 3 in one night and not have a problem. They are big and satisfying!!
Grannie where does your son work that they threatened to fire him because he was sick? Thats so wrong! I haven't tried the crumbles yet but everyone says they are great!
Malia. I need a haircut too. I always feel much better about myself afterwards! FOr that chocolate craving...do you have the skinny cow Ice creams in your grocer's freezer section! LOL THose fudge bars are huge for 1 point!! They work for me!
Lucky don't you dare quit! Just make one change each week...start with adding the water, then eating veggies and fruits, then maybe walking. Eventually all the changes will become habits and you will see the weight coming off. It didn't come on over night....so it will take time to come off. I know I always want instant gratification! If you do it slow it won't feel like work! Keep your chin up...we are here for you!
Well I have to run...my little boy wants someone to play blocks with him! You all have a great day! I will be back to check in on everyone later!
Chow for now! Michelle
03-28-2002, 07:47 PM
Hello everyone! :wave: I'm ashamed that I haven't been here in such a long time. My week has been crazy-busy. Today was an 8 hour job at a K-Mart. Boy, now I remember why I don't do retail anymore!! :eek:
Food has been so-so. I'm sort of watching, sort of not. When I'm on the road so much, I usually grab what I can in a hurry. That does not always equal 'healthy'. I need to work on it as I'm going to be crazy-busy for the next couple of weeks.
Duckie: 4 Pounds! Woohoo! * I floured and fried the perch, but I have baked Cod Filets and Salmon in the oven and I've also done it on my George Foreman. I did try Salmon on the grill outside, just wrapped in foil. All of it was very good.
Tina: 6.5 Pounds! WOW!! You done good, kid! Don't even think about it as 'bragging'. My gosh, that's what we're all around here for.....to share in the successes and failures of all our friends. * Captain D's and Long John Silvers do not even count as eating fish. They're all fried!!! :o
Katrina: Did you try the Squash recipe the other night? How did it turn out. Be honest now. * I bet you are feeling a bit 'tighter' already. It doesn't take long to get some of those muscles at least feeling like they're toning.
Michelle: WOW another 2.2#'s! You are doing so well! * I love my Foreman. Definately worth getting out.
Susie: 2 pounds! Good for you! * The 'screw up' was just one day, you can move on and get over it. Go, kiddo, you're doing great!!!
Mary: Gosh, you're cutting the lawn already?? It's still freezing here. :( I loved the part about your son not talking being a blessing. Boy, that would be heaven around here.
LuckyLadyBug: Sounds like you're the computer wiz at your house. * I have found that getting in a little protein at every meal really helps me stave off the hungries. Even if it's just a slice of cheese, or Eggbeaters in the morning. They say 'if it swims or flies' it's healthy. Another way I've heard it put is 'if it has fins or feathers' it's healthy. I cook my boneless skinless chicken breasts from their frozen state, so even if I just walk in the door late, suppers only about 20 minutes away.
Nancy (muddypaws): Welcome aboard! We'd be glad to have you join us.
Andria: Sounds like your life has been extra busy too.
2cute: I'm sorry I missed your 'meltdown', but Michelle is right. If we think of OP as not eating anything that isn't healthy, we'll never get this weight off. We have to be able to have anything we want, just know what portion is a healthy portion. (eating the whole carton of Healthy Choice Ice Cream is NOT healthy) There's no reason why any food won't fit into our program. If you're counting WW points, then count them. If you're counting calories, then count those. It will all fit and we won't feel deprived if we allow ourselves some of the yummy stuff too. * I bet you really enjoyed your week with the girls. Too bad you can't ditch the 'boyfriend' once in awhile, but I'm sure that's out of the question. * Have a safe trip to your folks.
Malia: I hate hot, muggy weather. That's why Michigan is so perfect for me.....summer is only July 30th and 31st. Before that, it's spring and after that it's fall, however, here lately winter is getting longer and milder. Go figure!
Well girls, DH is home and it's time to get some dinner on the table. I'll try not to make it such a long stretch before we chat again.
"Ultimately, love is self-approval." - Sondra Ray
03-29-2002, 04:50 AM
In gear for Easter? I laid out a lavender sheet on the dining room table and covered it with an ecru lace table cloth. It looks pretty. My sis gave my mom tulips. They're on the table too. I got some easter bunny/eggs window decorations. They're like colorforms--stick to glass and peel off easily. The bunnies are coming out of the boxes. And the easter tree. I know what we're doing. Every holiday is one without my dad. We're trying to make it festive. The house is too quiet. The yard is blooming with flowers. Daylilies, roses, plumerias, hibiscus. It was a very hot week. But, rain is in the air...we have a storm coming. Weatherman says it'll stall over our island.
Michelle, Duckie, and Tina...WEIGH TO GO !. Congratulations on your weight loss. Is there a good website where I could learn the point system for weight watchers? Our bookstore's diet book section has no selection. Sold out for the most part.
Thin, I purchased more Playtex bras 4395. Kmart had buy one get second one half off. Smaller size, of course. They're shrinking. :jig:
Kat, PMS, the menace to women. It has been a long haul and I thought with the exercise it wouldn't come. After a delay, it's here. I feel relieved. I know what I'm doing wrong this time around. I'm sneaking chocolate. The last major weight loss I had. I cut out all sweets. I was even tempered, no mood swings. I felt physical symptoms, but other than that no PMS.
Once again will try tomorrow. It's a day of fasting for me anyhow. No goodies of any kind.
03-29-2002, 08:44 AM
Malia I love your attachment. Your table and window sound very pretty.
I don't know why but it cracks me up that you have daylilies since I have them here in Minnesota also. Must be a hearty flower. :lol:
Michelle Congrats on the weight loss and being so diligent in counting your points.
So, Kat dare I ask how Sponge Bob is doing? I too agree with you and Michelle on the "cheat" mind set. I have pretty much gotten over that but I have issues with volumn. I always want a lot. It doesn't matter how hungry (or not) I feel I still want to eat as much as possible. Trying to fill something :?: up.
So, is this it....we can't EVER have our beloved attachments? I know you can do ONE but it's hardly worth looking for them for just ONE!!! (like M&M's)
03-29-2002, 10:26 AM
I have a headache today, sinus I guess. DH is feeling some better.
I have to shop today. Not doing anything special for Easter though.
I ate a salad twice yesterday I have to try to eat more vegs.
Have fun today fellow chickies. see all later
03-29-2002, 12:42 PM
I am SO proud of myself! I just got back from Curves, BUT, before that I dusted off my little gym card and headed there right after work this AM. I had a "Fabulous Forties" cd in my player, did the treadmill for 30 minutes, then some upper body weights. I have been going to Curves for less than two weeks, but I had to increase the weight on the machines by at least 10 lbs to feel like I was doing anything! I feel a definite tightening in certain areas...the sides of my waist, my shoulders and my butt! :lol: I have lost two lbs since starting. so this is definitely a GOOD THING!
OK, I don't want to rejoice too much...any sense of accomplishment I ever have, I manage to undermine and obliterate pretty quickly! I'll just keep on exercising...I'm really enjoying it. That's not to say that I don't count every minute til it's over! Oh, I'm countin' baby!
Lucky...I hear you on the VOLUME issue! I want a lot! I do try to bulk up with the veggies or however I can...One of my favorite breakfasts is BIG with very low points...ready?
3 egg white omelet (1) with low fat cheese(1) and mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli (0), 2 slices Arnold 100% Stoneground Whole wheat toast (2) with I Can't Believe it's Not Butter Spray (0)...an orange (1) and black coffee (0) for only 5 points! I know what you mean about trying to fill something up...and yet I don't know what...here's where that therapy I keep promising myself will come in handy! PS. Sponge Bob says hi!
Malia, your decorations sound lovely! I always love to hear you talk about your flowers...can't wait for planting time around here! My daffodils and hyacinths are in full bloom! I have day lilies too...much later though, not til July.
Thin, I never did try that squash, but I intend to next week, when I get around to cooking again. Tonight may be a good night to use my Red Lobster gift cert...not sure about Sat. yet but Sunday is at Mom's, so no cooking for me this weekend! Well, I MAY make a carrot cake to bring, but then again, I should bring a fruit or veggie platter...
Once again, I am falling asleep at the computer, so I have to say Hi and hugs to everyone else, and goodbye for now...will check in later, have a great day all
03-29-2002, 02:56 PM
Good afternoon everyone!!
Kat...I have the new WW cookbook and it has a carrot cake recipe right in there. If you want or anyone else I can post it here. I am going to make it tomorrow. Its 5 points per serving however I am sure the serving is small. You can bank 10 points and have 2 servings if ya want!
Our Easter dinner plans have changed. We are going to John's cousin's house. Some of her kids and grandkids will be there too. John hasn't seen alot of them for some time so he is really looking forward to it. He is so family oriented. He comes from a family of 6 kids who in total have 12 kids amongst them..and those kids have 5 kids amongst them too! Thats just the immediate family..then there is the step family but I haven't figured out who belongs to who there! I was planning on having our ham, steamed asparagus and baked sweet potatoes. But I will behave. I am totally motivated right now!! I want to keep losing every week to keep my motivation on track! That is my biggest motivator...the scale going down. I know we aren't suppose to focus on the numbers on the scale but I can't help it.
Gee did I just babble on there or what?
Lucky me too on the volume! At dinner I fill most of my plate with veggies. They are so filling themselves!
Malia....lavender is my favorite color! YOu sound like you are all ready for Easter! I probably have an extra set of the WW material here if you want me to mail it to you. Let me check to see what I have. I am almost positive I have another 1st week booklet and thats the main diet.
Mary I hope you are feeling better...those sinus headaches are the worst!! I have allergies and get them alot in the spring.
Thin...John just informed me that my foreman grill is buried up in the loft upstairs...when we finish cleaning the rest of the stuff up there I may be surprised to find it!
Susie, Jen, Nancy, Andria come out and post! We need you all here!! 2Cute I know you are visiting your mom and dad but hurry back!
I am going to take my little baby boy outside now since it is so beautiful out there. He loves to be outside! Oh...one other thing I just have to say. My neighbor across the street is in her late 50's and she is a foster mom for an adoption agency. She has been doing it for over 30 years now. She has this 8 month old little girl right now and the little boy just went to his new home this afternoon. Well my neighbors right next door are adopting the little girl. I think that is so wonderful. THey have been tyring invitro and everything for at least 2 years now that I have lived here. But now are adopting! I am so excited for them!
Ok just call me babble! LOL Have a great day everyone!! Michelle
03-29-2002, 04:31 PM
That would be be great, (posting the recipe) it sounds like just what I need! Thank you!!
It is GORGEOUS here today! Low 60s, warm and Spring-y! I was going to do bills but I think yard work may be the order of the day! Poop scooping, (:p) branch pick up, general clean up, then I can walk around and assess what I'd like to put in this year...usually petunias, geraniums, marigolds...time for something new...hmmm...what the **** am I doing in here? I need to get outside!
03-29-2002, 05:31 PM
Here I am!
I have just had the WORST week ever. Not with the food. I did OK there. In fact, my week was so bad that for 2 of those days I didn't eat hardly anything. I could tell you all about everything that has gone wrong this week, but i don't think any of you have that much time! :lol:
Part of my bad week has resulted in me being sick. I am trying to get over it and am doing a little better today. My food has been good, but I only exercised twice in the last seven days. It was also that TOM, and that always has me slacking off the exercise. I still managed to be down 2 pounds when I weighed in today. I didn't think I would show a loss, cuz once again I got on the scale before weigh in and was NOT to thrilled with the number. Guess it must have been water retention from my TOM cuz I was down 2 today. The lesson here is for me to stop getting on the scale between weigh ins!!! :nono:
I'll try to keep up with the posts as much as I can, but I have another hectic couple of weeks coming up. I really thought I would have so much extra time after my DH left, but I am just as busy as ever!!
Anyhoo, I'll talk at you all later,
03-29-2002, 08:02 PM
I'm home today. I'll be leaving for church soon. Today is an on plan day. I'm fasting so it makes it much easier. I'll do my aerobics tomorrow. My TOM is here full force. I decided to give my bod a break.
Michelle, thank you, but I found a website with the info. Once the WW point calculator was online. I went to each website and they had to stop offering it. WW sent them letters from their legal department. I found a website with the breakdown for all foods, but I'm not going to note it here because WW probably monitors 3fc. I loved hearing about your neighbor and their good fortune.
Kat, a day in the yard. I enjoy that even the pooper scooping bit. I'm concentrating on the house today. Argh. Too many stuff, too little space. It's downpouring off and on. I'm off to Mikey's obedience school tonight. Train the owner.
Have a nice evening,
03-30-2002, 12:17 AM
Sorry I am so late with this but here goes.
Weight Watchers Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
5 points per serving/makes 24 servings
This decadent layer cake will satisfy all your sweet needs. We've dramatically reduced the amount of oil tradiotionaly called forinthis recipe and added applesauce and raisins, both of which help make the cake moist. The traditional cream cheese frosting also is kept low in calories by using nonfat cream cheese.
3 lg eggs 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil 2 T grated orange zest
1 T vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups flour
1 T pumpkin pie spice 2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda 1/2 t salt
3 med carrots shredded (2 cups) 1 cup golden raisins
8 oz nonfat cream cheese 3 oz Neufchatel cheese
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 375. Spray two 9-inch cake pans with nonstick spray and lightly dust with flour.
2. With an electric mixer at high speed, beat the eggs, yogurt, applesauce, brown sugar, oil, 1 T of the orange zest and the vanilla until blended. In medium bowl, combine the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. add to the egg mixture and mix on low speed just until blended, 2-3 minutes. Stir in the carrots and raisins. Scrape the batter into the pans. Bake until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes. Cool in the pans on a rack 10 minutes; remove from the pans and cool completely on the rack.
3. To prepare the frosting, with an electric mixer at high speed, beat the nonfat cream cheese, Neufchatel cheese, confectioners sugar, and the remaining 1 T of orange zest until blended.
4. To assemble; place one cake layer on a plate. Spread with about 1/2 cup of the frosting and place the second layer on top. Frost the top and sides with the remaining frosting.
Per serving: 233 calories, 6 g. total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 30 mg cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 39 g total carbohydrate, 1 g dietary fiber, 5 g protein, 77 mg calcium.
*Note: This yummy carrot cake easily transforms into a delectable zucchini cake by substituting 2 cups of shredded zucchini for the carrots.
03-30-2002, 03:43 AM
I am home... and GLAD to be. LOL
My parents are amazing.... doing pretty darn good ... considering how bad they are. LOL
I HATE nursing homes more than ever. They should be forced to hire more help. I worked in child care for years and you must have one adult for 8 two year olds. These elderly are more dependent than two year olds. My dad needs an assisted living home instead of a nursing home... but they won't take him with a feeding tube. Ugh... it is frustrating. Home care is too expensive and thaat is saying alot if you have ever priced nursing homes. :eek:
My trip over all was equally GOOD as well as the bad.
But it ended bad... so it made for a lot of tears driving home. :^:
I was soooo HAPPY to see my husband again. And that is saying a lot too. :lol:
My food was EXCELLENT. :D
Cookie jar always full.... they eat ice cream every night. Plus... my mother pressures me sooo much about my weight. I have sooo many built up frustrations with her and my weight.
This visit... as I was getting out of the car to go buy her some groceries.. she tells me..." You better get one of those electric wheelchairs so you can get around the store". I WAS SOOOO MAD !!!! :mad:
I never stand up to her out of respect... but I could not help myself. I just looked at her and said "I DON"T NEED A WHEEL CHAIR TO GET AROUND !!... and I can't believe you would say something so RUDE to me!!!"
Then I slammed the door shut and went waddling into the store.. LOL.... knowing she was watching my fat butt the whole way. :rolleyes:
When I returned she was so sicky sweet I thought the flys would showup. LOL. but of course... she never apologized.
And please dont tell me she might be trying to be nice... my mother HATES fat people. She hated her mom for being fat... and although she loves me... she HATES my fat.
Darn... this was suppose to be a happy post and I keep venting. :lol:
Thanks for listening once again. LOL
Well... it is getting late. And since I keep straying from my happy mode... LOL.... I am putting this "ON PROGRAM" woman to bed.
Oh , one more thing. I did get brave and weigh myself.
I managed to maintain a 25lb weight loss. I have to re-lose 7 lbs... but I feel GOOD with that.
Thin... I want to move to Michigan !!! I think I would love your summer season. LOL. I could really be happy somewhere with mainly spring and fall... my two favorite seasons. Have you got an extra bed. LOL
My second choice is to move in with Malia.... :p
03-30-2002, 09:35 AM
Good sat. Morning fellow Chickies
I weighed this morning and I'm down 2 lbs.:) I guess the more salad I eat I lose.
My neighbor came and broke my garden up yesterday. Now I have to but seeds.
DH is well now back to his normal self:devil:
He called me from work yesterday at lunch and asked if I wanted a lunch date with a good looking man. I said yes but don't tell my husband or your wife. Isn't he sweet?
Well I better go may have to work today.
03-30-2002, 10:16 AM
It's four in the morning, I woke up to a mega downpour outside and inside (TOM :lol: ). The flowers will probably drop, but it will be fresh for Easter Sunday.
2cute, I know it's tough but after a goodnight's sleep you'll put what your mom said behind you. I have the same relationship with my sister, and before with my dad and his mom (they're gone now). It's shocking to realize how much they hate fat people. Oh they'll say they care for our health, but it's more than that. I never talked back with my dad and grandma, but I will not take it with my sister. She's not in the best of health for being thin. She tells me being fat is worse than smoking and drinking. Says who? My dad died of lung cancer! It's in our genes. I'll see her today. I should skip and go to the movies.
Mary, your hubby is so cute. Making a secret rendevous with you. Congratulations on the weight loss.
Michelle, looks like a good recipe. I'll make them in cupcake form minus the creamcheese frosting and freeze them.
We'll be going to the swap meet (sort of like a farmer's market) for flowers for my dad in about an hour from now. Hope the rain stops...
03-30-2002, 12:53 PM
Yay, it's Saturday! I slept til10:30 this morning...good, cuz I don't usually get such a long block of sleep...bad, cuz I have tons to do, including getting over to exercise before they close @ noon!
Thank you, Michelle, for the recipe!! I'll definitely be making that later today...looks yummy! I love carrot cake!
2cute...this is the BEST place to vent...don't ever stop. My mother was never fat either, and has a healthy scorn for those who are...must come from her father who NEVER missed a chance to tell me how fat I was growing up...how can adults be so mean to children? The scary thing is, I heard my brother saying the same kind of thing to his 4 year old daughter!!! "Keep eating like that and you'll be as big as a house!" I stopped dead in my tracks when I heard him say that...talk about a blast from the past. I told him don't you dare tell her that unless you really want her to BE as big as a house! Geez...not only is obesity hereditary, so is being thoughtless and stupid!
Mary, how sweet, what a nice hubby! (Good answer on your part!) Congrats on the 2# off!
Malia, If you don't mind poop scooping, you would have LOVED the day I had yesterday!! If I had $1 for every pile, I'd be wealthy woman! I didn't really mind though, it's just great being outside...the only downside is my neighbor...lovely man, retired, has ALL the time in the world to chat...but he doesn't even "chat" he just talks about anything and everything, it's like he hasn't spoken in years and has to get it all out in 10 minutes! Yesterday, he went from I bet you don't remember all the 10 commandments and the recitation of them (I'm not kidding!) to the merits of "Preen" for the garden to the heater he was buying for upstairs, not the mention the merits of 220 vs 110 (electrical jargon in GREAT detail) to when he was an airplane mechanic in the Navy in WWII (bless him) and how he won't get on an airplane today! Whew! Sometimes his wife comes out too and it's like being bombarded from both sides! They talk right over each other, completely different topics...Sometimes my daughter will "save" me and say there's a phone call...I don't want to seem mean...but ENOUGH ALREADY! We are seriously considering a tall fence!
Lucky...how are you? You had mentioned "I hope this doesn't mean journalling does work"...I'm very bad at journalling too...I WANT to, but I think I'm afraid someone will see what I wrote and....what? Or maybe I'm afraid of what I will write...or maybe, I'm afraid that it just might help! I'm glad you won't quit, I love reading your posts!
Thin, Michigan summer sounds lovely! My anniversary is July 30...we could go away for the summer to celebrate up there! :lol: We are going to Maine this summer for a week...the end of August...someone told us to pack warm stuff, summer is definitely over by then...:(
Jen...hope you are feeling better...I realized this week how much dh really does do around here...when he was gone for 4 days...I KNOW you have your hands full! Congrats on the loss!
Tina...where the heck are you?
Hi to Andria, Duckie, Susie, Nancy...did I miss anyone?
I hope everyone has a happy and joyous Easter...I will face the chocolate and I will win!! Of course the fact that I am NOT PMSing this week may have something to do with that!
03-30-2002, 12:56 PM
I made Taco Soup this morning. I have enough for all week plus you could all come over to eat AND we could all binge and I would still have some left over.:lol:
03-30-2002, 01:28 PM
WOW, Kat! Your DH actually HELPS around the house??? When DH leaves here, I feel like I'm on holiday! :rolleyes: I love him, but...
03-30-2002, 01:50 PM
I am going to start new thread and then come back and read.
This thread will be continued at 300+ and ready to try again...#149