Weight Loss Support - 300+ and ready to try again.. #149

03-30-2002, 01:53 PM

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

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

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

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


03-30-2002, 04:03 PM
I'm back for a minute...I had to laugh at babette's "snippy comment!" (from the previous thread) That was my point, I really didn't think he did a whole helluva lot around here...til he was gone! I will begrudgingly give him credit for ...um...trying to think of something, wait a minute...OK! here's one: he took my son to baseball practice...and fed him (@ Burger King!) that's about it so far, still hasn't emptied his suitcases yet, though! To be fair, he DID come home Thursday with a nasty cold and had to be back to work Friday AM @ 6:45...same for today...now don't I feel ashamed of myself? maybe just a little! He does help with driving the kids here and there and occasionally does the laundry...not too good at putting it away though! He's lucky he's cute! And funny as ****! and smart as a whip...and a good father... So I guess I'll keep him around for another 19 years!

ok, back outside for me...

03-30-2002, 04:26 PM
Just came peeking in to see how many many people had posted since I started new thread. Boy was I in for a surprise. :lol:

Hi Kat...
so much for replys. :lol:

I am off to the store so tomorrow I have plenty of on program foods at the family gathering and no need for any cheats.

I am coloring my deviled eggs. I have never even heard of that before... but saw them on tv. They were sooo pretty. You peel and take out the yolk as usual. then you color the whites.!!! :eek: You must use food coloring not dye kits. I sure hope they turn out okay. Have any of you done this before?
If I find my recipe... I have a really good cold pasta salad I am making. If I can I will post it today.
Anyone have any good ideas what to get my grandkids for easter other than the usual candy? Last year I did some kind of 3-D puzzle for the older one.... and a "humageous" spin wheel.. I think that is what it is called.... for the toddler. It was bigger than her. :lol: I don't want stuffed animals... she has too many already.

joe anne
03-30-2002, 04:59 PM
Hi Ladies
I have had such a messed up week. I really am ready to commit to myself.
I've been so caught up in other peoples problems that I forgot about myself. My blood sugar levels have been going higher and higher.
Ok so here I am, I started today with a 1 1/2 mile walk and wrote in my food jounal, and I am writing to you all here.
I wish you all a great Easter Sunday and I'll see you all lighter.

03-30-2002, 07:36 PM
Okay, "Bra Lady" can you explain this to me? I just saw a commercial advertising a pill that will make your breast up to two sizes bigger in 60 days. HOW would this work, in your expert opinion?????? I don't need the pill but am curious.

03-30-2002, 08:14 PM
There's a similar product for gentlemen to increase the size of their...uh...most prized possession, shall we say? Theoretically, it has something to do with increasing blood flow to a particular area, but how do you isolate that area in "need" of expansion?

How, bra lady, HOW??

eagerly awaiting an answer...

03-30-2002, 10:21 PM
I use JoAnn lunds cookbooks but do I use the healthy exchanges or use the Diabetic exchanges? They differ slightly, I'd like to use my recipes but am in doubt. :shrug: Thanks so much Nancy

03-30-2002, 10:31 PM
Dear Everyone,

I can't believe I missed a whole thread! What a loser I am! My last couple of days have went by just like a blur and I haven't even touched the computer! I got off work Thursday @ 7:00am, got in the bed about 9:00am, and slept till 1:00pm. That was the last sleep I got till Saturday morning at 8:00am. A friend of the boys spent the night with them Thursday night and then I went to work and when I got off work Friday morning............me, DH, the boys and their friend went to Pigeon Forge to the Nascar Speedway. They have all sorts of tracks with all kinds of little Nascars-go carts that you can ride. The day was fun, but I was very tired and a little depressed. DH and the boys got bracelets to ride all the rides and I just walked around and stood and watched. NO FUN at all. But, that is my fault. My fault because I have overate for so long, that I have stretched my body out to the point where I can't fit into rides and have fun like everybody else and that is no one else's fault but mine and I know that. I was depressed that I was stuck on the sidelines as usual, when all these other women were riding with their sweeties and their families, but a small part of me was happy and filled with inspiration because I know the next time we go there (unless it's in a couple of months) that I WILL BE RIDING TOO! This.......I vow. Sometimes, I look at all this food that is floating around me begging me to eat it. Like the delicious looking waffle cone full of butterscotch vanilla toffee ice cream that my DH was eating yesterday (thank you butthole) :devil: and all my willpower starts to fly out the window and I just want to eat what I want and say phooey on it. But then, I think of how I felt standing on the sidelines while my family was having fun, and you know what??!! That icecream just doesn't seem all that important anymore. As it was, I took one bite just so I wouldn't go insane and then drunk a whole bottle of water and refused to take another bite. A little victory for me. Life can be inspiring in so many ways, you just have to learn where to look. Hope all my friends are doing well and although I wasn't here and posting last thread, you were all on my minds!

:love: HAPPY EASTER! :love:

03-30-2002, 10:36 PM
Hi guys...
Here I am with that recipe I promised. :eek: Somebody pick Thinthinker up off the floor ...I think she fainted. :lol:
Don't get too impressed. I have never made this... only eatten it. LOL. My sister makes it regularly.

1 package frozen Birdseye Mixed Vegetables (thawed)
1/2 cup small or sliced black olives
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup Italian dressing
2 Tablespoons Parmasean cheese
Pizza type pepperoni slices are optional

Stir together and let sit several hours to marinade and chill.
I recommend adding the pepperoni slices and you not eatting them if counting calories.
Italian chicken

Marinade chicken breasts in Italian dressing
Roll breasts in Italian bread crumbs ( can find at bread store cheap)
Bake 350 degrees

Okay... I think Thin is breathing again. LOL. Now I need to go cook for tomorrow. :p
Oh yes.... I stayed on program again today. :D :D :D

03-30-2002, 11:26 PM
Exactly, Kat. I want to know how whatever is in those pills only affects the size bra you wear???? If what goes into a bra is mostly fat, as we know, wouldn't that pill make your whole body get bigger NOT just the part that goes into a bra?????

WHERE ARE YOU BRA LADY? Inquireing minds want to know :eek: :?: :dizzy:

03-30-2002, 11:27 PM
I think I am going to faint. DH and I went out tonight with my fellow library workers. We never go out with another group. It was fun . Dh does not eat corn bread, biscuits or things like that but can you beleive he ate a whole basket of hushpuppies. He actually thought they were good.
I of course ate too much. I ate kashi for breakfast, lunch was a gardenburger on a bun with onion and mushrooms sauteed in a non stick pan. Very good. Tonight I had
2 catfish filets
and 2 small slices of cake had to try carrot and german choc both.
Hope all of you have a very happy easter.

03-31-2002, 12:28 AM
Just had to come and try to post this for my cyber family.
This is my gift to all of you. :love:

OOooopppsss. :o
I don't know why some won't switch to jpeg in color.? :?:
Sorrrrrry :o

03-31-2002, 03:23 AM

03-31-2002, 05:22 AM
Egg-stra Egg-stra
Read all about it.....
2cute is all egg-cited
And she is going to shout it !!!!

H-A-P-P-Y.... E-A-S-T-E-R
Happy Easter !!!!!!!!

Well ladies... I did an egg-cellent job preparing egg-citing food for my family's egg-stravaganza !!!
I am egg-static !!!!
It is egg-actly the perfect day for egg hunting and a picnic.
Hare-y up and get your day going.
Don't forget...somebunny loves you...and it just may be ME !!!
:p :cool: :smug: :D :love: :spin:


03-31-2002, 07:57 AM

Everyone seems to be in a GREAT mood !!

I am about to finally make that Carrot Cake....I may make two and take one with us to dinner today. Then I can have one for home. John loves carrot cake. I am going to freeze a piece to see how it freezes. That way I can cut it in serving size pieces and not be tempted to eat the whole thing by myself. I have been known! LOL

Well I Just wanted to say to all of you friends, do the best you can today and work on tomorrow tomorrow! If you find you eat too much today then reverse bank the points the rest of your week. But just remember...every time you want to eat more than you know you should look to your right shoulder...I will be sitting there in my little easter angel outfit saying no, no (shaking my finger at you) don't do that...you know you want to be close to your goal by this time next year! And when you are laughing at your right shoulder out loud in front of your family they may have you committed and then you know you will lose weight. How good could institutional food taste>? Ok Ok...enough of me for now...gotta a cake to bake!

Have a safe and happy holiday!


03-31-2002, 07:59 AM
ONe more thing....

The bra thing! That pill....sorta like midol...I always wondered how it knew which pain to kill? If you have cramps and you have a painful elbow or something...how did it know where to go?

Just something to think about there to! Where is the bra lady?

03-31-2002, 10:56 AM
Hi girls! :wave: I'm sneaking in here when I have so much to do.(hubby's even upstairs doing the dishes! :nono: ) My in-laws are coming for dinner along with my mom and the #2 son is bringing home his roommate from school so I'll have 8 altogether for dinner.

I need to go set the table. I made jello jelly beans last night before I went to bed. How come all the pretty colors don't come in sugar free? Like purple???

I made 2 of those strawberry pies this morning in graham cracker crusts for dessert. I did buy some canolis at the fruit market too in case someone wants to splurge.

I'm making yams and corn, a ham, mashed potatoes (skinny), deviled eggs and rolls. I have made so much in the past that I just cut it down some this year, too many leftovers in the past.

I have been away so long, I have alot to catch up on and I hope that I will get to do that soon. But until then, know that I love you guys, and I wish you all a

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter, Happy Spring!
Happy, happy everything!

03-31-2002, 11:36 AM

03-31-2002, 04:22 PM
Just wanted to send my cyber family a special wish:

Today is a very special day........a day that is spent not only with loved ones and family, but with friends. And on this special day, I have thought of you.......my cyber family. I hope each one of you know that you are special to me and I am so thankful for the day I found this thread. May you and yours have a truly wonderful day!

Happy Easter!!

03-31-2002, 07:40 PM
I am just so proud of myself! I just have to share that I had a very successful day today food wise! I had one very thin small slice of ham and a small slice of lamb, a spoonful of mashed potatoes, and steamed veggies with 1 small dinner roll. Then...yes...I had dessert!! I brought the carrot cake and had a slice of that...it was probably 2 servings so I counted it that way!
I am still full from dinner so I know I won't be eating anything else today. Maybe just get in some more water. Sometimes I think I am hungry when I am really only thristy so I try to drink my water first to see if that takes care of the problem.

Well how have you all been doing? I hope everyone is having a great day!


03-31-2002, 07:51 PM
Dijon Dressing:
1/4 cup fat free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 garlic clove, crushed

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stir with a whisk until blended. Cover and chill. Yield 2/3 cup

Points 1
Calories 60

I really love this because of the "kick" of flavor.

03-31-2002, 09:39 PM
Oooh! That sounds good! I can't wait for tomorrow's lunch, so I can make a BIG salad with that on top...and some hard boiled eggs of course! Got a few to get rid of...my son will not eat them, but insists on coloring them each year!

Easter was very low key for us this year and thankfully so. We were invited to Mom and Dads for dinner, and at the last minute, I begged off...dh has a rotten cold, coughing all over the place (my excuse)...we were actually getting ready to go, I was pressing my son's shirt, still needed to press something for myself, and getting increasingly agitated... thinking of the traffic, how much I just wanted to be at home with my OWN little family, the things I could be doing here, how it's just expected that we must alter all plans so that the "family can all be together", basically to drink and re-affirm how happy we are all together...hahaha...Now, some of us ARE drinkers and some are not...(US) It's the same every single family gathering and I just couldn't bear the thought of now having to TRAVEL to participate in this sham...

wow...a little confession is good for the soul! Sorry to unload like that, but it felt good to get it out.

Instead, the four of us went to brunch, (egg white/veggie omelet w/ whole wheat toast) then we came back here to hang out for awhile, I was as happy as a clam doing laundry and tidying up! Then, we went to the movies to see "Ice Age." Cute, but I did not think to bring tissues for my TEARS! :cry: We went to Bertucci's for dinner...since we shared bruschetta for an appetizer (yummy grilled Italian bread with a variety of chopped tomato and basil, chopped eggplant and garlic, and zucchini and mushrooms..:T) I ordered only soup and salad for dinner...the soup was only so so, I left most of it and enjoyed the heck out of my salad! I have plenty of room left for the carrot cake that I did not bring to my moms!

Now I'm home in my cozy flannel pjs...everyone is doing their own thing. I am content.

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I know I did!

:D :smug: :lol: :) :p

04-01-2002, 01:02 AM
I came across this and thought I could use it for Motivational Monday...

You start the longest journey by placing one foot in front of the other. The tallest mountains have been conquered by men who literally inched their way to the summits. Whatever your goal, it will yield to the same approach; one step at a time.
- Michael Gore

My alarm is set EARLY so I can get to Curves by 6:00...then my daughter wants us to go to the gym...we're taking a Step class,followed by Body Sculpting (hope the instructor has a BIG chisel!)...then I'm going home to die...

Happy Monday!

04-01-2002, 04:20 AM
Good evening/morning

Kat you are too funny. :D I was going to write you and say how LOVELY your day sounded. So nice... so peaceful.
And then you go and tell us about all you are going to do tomorrow. :eek: You go girl. :strong:

My day was not as good. :( I did not enjoy my day at all.
I did the "family" thing... but my daughter in law parents were there. :^:
They are the ones that are very very nice... but... I feel so inferior next the her. She is tiny, cute, NICE,... Grrrrr. She gets on the floor and plays with the grandkids (I'm too fat to do that). She rides bikes and plays at the park with them. She is the "perfect" grandma that I am not. :mad: I never seem to enjoy myself when they are around... even though they are very very nice people. I just feel too inferior around them.

My food was pretty good. I did not eat one piece of chocolate. :smug:
I did have dessert.... but that was the only off program eating I did.
I am headed for bed now. See you all in the morning... or later this afternoon. :lol:

04-01-2002, 08:56 AM
"I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life." - Queen Margret II of Denmark

2Cute I hear you. Since gaining all of this weight I hate that I can't do the things I want to. I moved to a farm last year and have a ton of work to do to clean it up. I don't have the strength or agility to do the tasks I want to (of course SOME of it could be my age!!!) and I get so angry with myself. However, apparently not mad enough that I work at losing weight.

My Easter eating wasn't so good. I did have have two bars out of guilt. My aunt is legally blind and taking chemotherapy so when she said "here won't you have these I made them" I succumb to guilt. There were pretty small but I still wish I hadn't eaten them.

You will all be amazed but it snowed here. April 1st and snow...grrrrrrr

04-01-2002, 09:24 AM
Happy April 1

I cooked a big meal yesterday and YES I ate. I will start over today.
I cooked
Pork Roast
baked beans
stuffed eggs
F.F. slaw
italian bread
f.f. choc pie

Hope everybody has a good day.

04-01-2002, 01:45 PM
Darling daughter decided to sleep in, so I only went to Curves this AM, we plan on going to the gym this evening...(we'll see)

What a beautiful day! Spring has definitely sprung!

I stopped here actually just to copy Lucky's salad dressing recipe, of course I got sidetracked...just had to check in...

Hi and goodbye!

Any good April Fool jokes?


04-01-2002, 01:49 PM
I hope everyone is sitting down.
I have some news for you.
Just remember... I am a 51 year old FAT grandmother.

Are you ready??? I wasn't. !!!!!

I AM PREGNANT !!!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

I told you to sit down. I fell down... and my chin is still on the floor.

04-01-2002, 01:51 PM
APRIL FOOLS !!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

04-01-2002, 01:58 PM
Okay... now that I have had some fun...:lol: :devil: ... I am going to start our next thread.
Do not post here... instead go to our ongoing new thread... 300+ #150.

150 threads... with about 30 posts per thread... equals to 4,500 stories told in here. WOW !!!!