Weight Loss Support - 300+ and Ready To Try Again... #151

04-04-2002, 12:16 AM

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

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

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

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


04-04-2002, 12:23 AM
Hi guys... it is me again. LOL

I am here because I am wanting to eat. :nono: Sooo I grabbed a bottle of water and came to the computer to get me out of the kitchen. I cleaned all day in our bedroom and it is "noticeably" better. I had clutter everywhere. Not anymore !!!!! :) I still have some clutter... :rolleyes: ... but it is limited and neatly stacked in a corner. :^: :lol:

When my hubby went to bed I started working in the kitchen. :eek: (I think I am really sick ..LOL) After about 45 minutes I started thinking about snacking. I ate an on program snack. 'BUT...then I wanted MORE. And then I started wanting an "off program" snack. Then I grabbed a bag of doritos.... grabbed just a few... and that is when I closed the bag... and came in here with my water bottle. :D You all know that saying.. " A thousand bites are NOT ENOUGH.. and one bite is too many" But... I am happy to say...I already feel better. Thanks for being here for me to come to. You all are my guardian angels. :angel:

Since I am writing this off line... I am not replying to anyone.
Just know... you being here made a difference for me tonight.
Well... I do have to say... HANG IN THERE !!!!
You all know I have been where you are. AND it does get better.
I wish I could respond more... but I am out of time. I am expecting a phone call in a few minutes and I have to get off the phone line.

04-04-2002, 01:15 AM
Greetings from the 'bra lady'! :wave: I am still trying to catch up but I see there were alot of you addressing the 'bra lady' so I thought I would check in and tell you that I have no idea about boobs! :rolleyes: Other than, I have them, they are BIG, and they are getting old (just like me)!!! :spin:

I did find this little ditty on boobs, however, that I thought I would share with you. Pick out the type that fit you and then you can put your own signature wherever you want and no one will know the code but us! :lol:

Perfect breasts

Perky breasts

Big nipple breasts

A cups
o o

D cups
{ O }{ O }

Wonder bra breasts

Cold breasts
( ^ )( ^ )

Lopsided breasts

Pierced Breasts

Hanging Tassels Breasts

Grandma's Breasts
\ o /\ o /

Against The Shower Door Breasts
( )( )

Android Breasts
| o | | o |

Martha Stewart's Breasts

And God created woman and she had 3 breasts. He then asked the woman, "Is there anything you'd like to have changed?"

She replied, "Yes, could get rid of this middle breast?"

And so it was done, and it was good.

Then the woman exclaimed as she was holding the third breast in her hand," What can be done with this useless boob?"

And God created man.

Ok girls, that's the sum total of my knowledge of boobs. And I think probably next time you will all think twice before invoking the 'bra lady' for any answers to the tough questions!!! :p

BTW, this week I was playing in men's underwear, but that's another whole story! :devil:

04-04-2002, 02:42 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thin... that was tooooo funny. LOL
I was going to tell these lovely ladies that I had to teach you what bras were for. That before I came along you thought they were EAR mufflers. :lol:

Here in OKIELAND we call them "Over the shoulder boulder holders" LOL
I had to find a full length mirror to see what I was....
they hang tooo low to see in a mirror that stops at my waist. :lol:
When my hubby says "Honey show me your boobs" ... I have to lift my skirt. :rolleyes: LOL

To give you idea of me...
I am a combination of grandmas and lopsided. LOL

\o/\ O / :o

But I want to be....

(oYo) :smug:

04-04-2002, 03:02 AM
I'm Baaaaccccckkkkk! :wave: I have spent the past 2.5 hours reading all the way back to where I left you all, seems like a hundred light years ago, and I am determined to post my replies before I hit the pillow tonight. :yawn: So if you see a huge amount of continuous letters not making any sense you will know that my head has hit the keyboard and there is just no hope for me at all! *sigh*

Some of these replies are for stuff that is very old (I had to go back 3 threads, after all :rolleyes: ) so please just bear (or bare, whichever you prefer) with me. Gosh, can you tell I'm getting slap happy????

Joe anne: The real secret is to keep coming back, no matter how long it is in between. There are some really good people here with lots of great ideas to share.

Nancy: Do your recipe books have nutrition information too, or just the exchanges?

Tina: I love Pigeon Forge. It's been a really long time since I was there though. I'm sure it's really grown up since then. * The Dump Cake recipe sounds good, and easy enough for even me! :) * Congrats on the 1#. Keep up the good work! * I'm so proud of you putting that cornbread away. And as far as the soapbox goes, stand on it more often. It's hearing of the battles won that makes us all a little stronger. * You talking about all the blooming that's going on there makes me yearn for the south. I miss our home in N. Carolina, even though we were only there for 2 years.

2cute: Sorry you missed your dad's birthday. The big "D" isn't any fun when you're trying to get somewhere. * You're right! I fainted right off the chair when I saw you (of all people) had posted a recipe. Sounds really good. I bet you're a better cook than you make out to be. Have you been sandbaggin' on us???? * Sure, come on by. I have an extra bed from now 'til mid June and then again from the end of September 'til Christmas. * Hey, how did the colored deviled eggs turn out???? That sounded like a novel idea. My father in law gets a kick out of me every Easter. He never knows what to expect at dinner. I made Jello eggs one year and this year I made the Jello beans. He thinks I'm nuts........heck, maybe I am!!!! :spin: I'm glad to see you were able to create yourself from the boob examples the 'bra lady' left. :lol:

Katrina: Sounds like Curves was a great investment for you. * I didn't try the squash yet either, but it sounded good. No one in this house would eat it but me. I missed my chance. Should have made it for Easter when we were having company. They probably would have eaten it. * There are some real nice places to visit here if you decide to come up. * I loved the description of your hubby. A real keeper!!!

Michelle: Dig out that Foreman, it will be worth it. * That Chicken Florentine Lasagne sounds really wonderful. Recipe please.

Jen: Congrats on the 2# loss! Good job! * I sure hope you didn't get all that sickness passed on to your family. That would be the pitts.

LuckyLadyBug: I made Taco Soup Monday. Just couldn't bear the thoughts of ham leftovers the next day. I had to wait awhile and actually did them tonight.

Mary: Woohoo on your 2# loss! Great going! * That's so cute making a lunch date with your hubby.

Malia: Your Easter table sounded beautiful! I love spring flowers; tulips and daffodils. * You'll have to see if they have the new full figure Playtex bras that I just did out there by you. The one style that wasn't an underwire really fits nice and it came in leopard and shocking pink besides the white. * I have a copy of the desktop WW points calculator (that all the websites took off). PM me with your email addy and I'll see if I can figure out how to forward it to you. * As far as the job goes, everything happens for a reason and maybe the reason is the lady upstairs thinks you should take this year for yourself to get things under control. Look at how much stress you've been under just contemplating the new job.....let alone actually getting it. This may be a good thing!!!

Well girls, I think I've caught up. If I missed you, please don't hold it against me. It's 2 AM my time and I've read and typed about all this girl is going to for one night. I guess, once again, I will promise myself not to get this far behind again. There just was no time to get here the last week or so. I'd like to say that my jobs are slowing down some, but they're not. I have become crazy obsessed with capturing whatever is out there to do. I just don't want to say 'no' and it's making me crazy!!!! Must stop!!!!

Take care, my friends. Love to all of you!!!

"In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principles contain it or stand against it." - Jane Smiley

04-04-2002, 08:38 AM
Good morning everyone!

I'm going to hold my breath when I get on the scale this morning...I didn't put on my light pants today. I am wearing my jeans. Figured I would pay the piper if I wasn't doing what I should be doing on program. I tried!

I had my rice crispies this morning...shared them with my son...and I had just a tad of water. Don't want to weigh it in this morning so I will take it with me and drink it during the meeting. After the meeting I will go to the grocery store to pick up a few things then I have to run and put an ad in the local paper for daycare. Then pick up my son...we usually go somewhere for lunch and we have to go get a gift card from Babies R Us for my neighbor...today is the big day for them. They go to the adoption agency and get their new daughter Brooke! I'm so excited for them!

Thin I loved the bra thingy! LOL \ o /\ o / Thats me...ha ha...grandma's breast! They aren't quite hanging as low as 2Cutes are these days but gravity is on their side!! Thats for sure!! LOL

Well I should get some more laundry going...I can almost see the bedroom floor now! Its been three days of non-stop laundry. I swear it breeds and multiplies right on the bedroom floor in those piles! I'll come back in to let you all know what kind of damage I did this week! I know I say that every week and have a loss but I really am NOT expecting one today!

TTFN Michelle

04-04-2002, 10:10 AM
It is a NEW DAY. A new beginning. A new opportunity to try again.
Today is Thankful Thursday... and it as good of a day as any to be thankful for another chance.

Things we can be thankful for.
1 The opportunity to DRINK MORE WATER
2 The opportunity to improve on ONE food choice
3 The opportunity to re-dedicate ourselves
4 The opportunity to making PROGRESS ...not perfection.
5 The opportunity to be thankful we are not worst than we are.

Yes friends... we have the opportunity to TRY AGAIN.
Let's face the truth here. Each day is a new day , a new beginning.
Even if you ate "perfectly" yesterday... today is a new beginning.
Yesterdays mistakes does not mean you will make them again today.
And yesterdays successes does not guarantee you success today.

It is a NEW DAY for all of us. Today is a great day to try again.

I am walking out the door again... to try and see my dad.
Hopefully I will make it farther than yesterday. :rolleyes:
I feel bad about not making it to see him on his birthday.. but I cannot undo what has been done. I can only be thankful that I have the opportunity to try again today.

04-04-2002, 03:23 PM
Hello ladies!

TT: WELCOME BACK!! I loved your run down on the boobs! :lol: That was a good laugh. As for me and the kids, it looks like we got off easy cuz we are all A-OK (knock on wood *knock*knock*).

Michelle: Good luck with the scale today!!

2Cute: I'm with you girl. I decided that RIGHT NOW would be a good time to post because I kept finding myself in the kitchen looking in the fridge and the cabinets over and over. You just type at us as much as you want if that's what works!

As for me, I am having a "fat" day. I don't know why. I've been OP all week so far. It's amazing how I can wake up one day and feel like I'm doing great, making progress, and looking good, then the next day I wake up, see myself in the mirror and say "Oh, gross...what a pig I am", even though I look the same as I did the day before.
I did my exercise, and food is good so far today. I weigh in tomorrow and after last weekend, don't really expect much loss if any. I've been hovering in this weight range for over 6 months now. I am back to where I left off before the holidays, but I really need to see more results and I'm getting discouraged again. I sure hope to see a loss next week. I have measured myself, but my measuring isn't terribly accurate. I appear to have lost a 1/2 inch in each thigh, and a 1/2 inch in the butt, but NOTHING in the waist which is where I need to lose it the most!! UGH!!!!
OK,OK. I'm OK. Not giving up. The laws of physics insist that my body MUST give up the fat at some point if I keep doing what I'm doing. I just wish it would do it faster.
Oh, I am just rambling. I think maybe I'd better go for now. I'll pop in later.

04-04-2002, 05:02 PM
Thankful Thursday
I am thankful for all of you
Thin you crack me up on the boobs I'm grandma too
Dh is home today getting under foot helping get ready for yard sale he just went to put signs up.
Well I better run check in later

04-04-2002, 06:44 PM
Today my friends, I am thankful for many things...........but mostly for you. When I sat down at this computer, I had mean thoughts in my mind and tears in my eyes and I was ready to spill forth all the filth and foul that my boss had spewed upon me this morning for no reason at all...................but then I read the last couple of posts on the last thread and the things that 2cute said made me feel so much better and then when I saw all the descriptions of boobs Thin posted and the joke about the useless boob...............I swear, I not only laughed.......I cackled!! :lol: :lol: Thank you so much for making me feel better. I have already talked to DH and my Mom about my morning and although both sympathized, and tried to make me feel better...............I still hurt and was mad and then I came here and it totally boosted my spirits. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. :love:

In case you were wondering what I was so upset about......I will tell you, but thanks to all the wonderful, inspirational posts I no longer have tears in my eyes and feel much better. Ok, to give you a little background...........I work for an national answering service. We answer for companies nationwide..........retail stores, doctors offices, vets, real estate companies, we even place orders for companies. We are a tech support line for various businesses as well as even answering for branches of police and law enforcement. It is a good job and I am certainly never bored with the variety of clients we have. The only drawback is my boss. She is unlike any other boss I have ever had. She has a short fuse and can go off on you for no reason at all. Heck, what am I saying? Short fuse? Her fuse is non existent! I can't tell you how many people I have seen come and go mainly because of her abuse. Whenever your around her, you feel like your walking on pins and needles and you never know when she is going to go off on you. I have NEVER in my life had a boss yell at me for anything. And to clear something else.........I am a very good employee. I am never late. I think 3 times in the last year I have been late and they were never over 5 minutes. I have called in sick aprox. 3 times in the last year and this was when I had laryngitis and could not talk. And talking of course is something you have to do at an answering service. Anyways, this morning, the girl that was coming in on first shift called in about 6:30 and said she would be late this morning because she was having trouble with her battery and there was nothing open this early for her to get a battery, so she would be in as soon as she could. (I did mention to her that our Walmart is 24 hours and she could get a battery there) which seemed to upset her......like I had blown her cover or something......but that is another story. So, my co-worker called my boss and told her that the girl had called in late and she said that one of us would have to hang out till the girl got there. Well, there is only two of us on third shift because of course, it is slower on thirds, but when someone is late on first, one of us has to stay. Well this presented a problem for both of us, because my co-worker and I both have small children that we have to get home to and get dressed and get off to school. NOT TO MENTION THAT WE HAD DONE OUR JOB AND COMPLETED OUR SHIFT! So, while we are in the midst of discussing who would stay, one of our other co-workers walks in. Well, this surprises both of us because she was not scheduled to come in this morning. So we are both like..."What are you doing here?!!" Although I must say I was never as happy to see anyone in my life. She was under the impression that she was to work this morning. (This is another cute little thing my boss does. She posts the schedule and then she changes it and doesn't let you know when the change affects you. She just expects you to check the board everyday.) So, we told her that the other girl had called in and was going to be late and she said since we had been there all night and she HAD planned to work an eight hour shift, she would be more than happy to stay till the girl got there.......freeing us both up. Well, I knew better than to just accept that, so I called my boss to let her know what was going on and these were my words exactly.... I said, "Boss, (but I used her name) Ann just came in. She thought she was supossed to work today, and said since me and Jo Anne had been here all night, and we have kids to get home to and get ready that she would stay till Tammy gets here." Is that................And before I could even get out the rest of my sentence she started SCREAMING at me!!!! Yes Tina!!! She can stay, but I want a conference with you and Jo Anne on Friday at 4:00 when you come in to pick up your checks!!! Ok!!?
I couldn't even think of anything to say other than, "Ok." And for the life of me I can't figure out what we did wrong. She would have had to pay one of us to stay and it would have been overtime and I don't know any other employee including herself that would have done anything differently. And this really hurt my feelings :( and made me mad! :mad: I mean, if I do something wrong.............then I expect to be told so, but to be yelled at like I was her little dog just made me so mad. I cried all the way home. I can't stand being treated that way. And I still can't figure out what her problem is. I don't know if she was mad because she felt me and Jo Anne were being unhelpful by not staying over and allowing Ann to stay. I just don't know. :?:
I am so frustrated. And I can't quit and go somewhere else. My DH works 2:30 till 10:30 and I have to have a job where I can pick my boys up from school and there's just not that many jobs around here that let you get off work at 3:00 or third shift. Anyways, my fingers are tired now and I'm tired of belly-aching. Thank you so much for listening. Like I said, I've been tore up all day, but just coming here and reading the posts was like a warm blanket around my shoulders. Thank you so much for being my cyber-family and all around angels! :angel: I appreciate you and love you guys so much. :love:

Anyways, the picture I'm attaching was what I looked like before I read the posts................as you can see, I was in great need of help. Just imagine how bad it would be if I didn't have you guys??!! :lol:

04-04-2002, 07:53 PM
Tina...tell that witch to take a hike! LOL I loved the picture! Is that really YOU? Let me tell you, I had this boss who always talked to people like they were crap and yelled at people all the time. Well one day she started talking to me like that and I looked up at her (I was sitting at the computer at the time and she was standing) and said, "DON'T TALK TO ME LIKE THAT!" Wellll....all the girls in the office stopped what they were doing and their jaws dropped to the floor....they couldn't believe I talked to her like that. Of course they were all younger...but I said to them...No one deserves to be talked to like that and unless you stand up to her she will continue to do it...she never talked to me like that again! I wouldn't worry about what she has to say...If she complains about you two leaving then I would look at her and say would you rather have paid one of us overtime or pay someone straight time... as long as the shift was covered what difference does it make. We have young children and if they get left alone then child services will be called in and I wouldn't risk losing my kids for anyone or any job! Who does she think she is anyway? Go in there with your head held up HIGH and your guns loaded...but be nice! LOL You would love it if it was me in there with you getting yelled at...I would stand up for us 110%....

Mary...aren't men a pain in the you know what??? Can't live with them can't live without 'em!!

2Cute...hope you made it ok to see your dad today!! Don't fret about not being there yesterday...at least you are planning to see him! He will understand!

Jen...the scale was kind!! LOL Don't know why but it surely was!

I was surprised once again on that scale...I lost 2.6 lbs this week! That makes a total of 12 lbs in 3 weeks..now if I could keep this momentum going....hummmmmmm...I know its not gonna happen....but I could dream can't I? I am more than half way to my first mini goal of 20 lbs....breaking it down to 20 at a time is what I am doing! Once I get that part off then I wipe the slate clean and go for the next 20...and so on and so on and so on.......I got my 10 lb ribbon today...little incentives along the way!

Well I better get going...I want to call my Aunt's in West Virginia to see if my parents got there yet. They were leaving Kentucky today to go to WV and then Monday they are leaving to come here for a couple of days. I will be eating Low Low points all week because when they come its usually nothing but eat out eat out eat out! I have a spiral ham from Easter that I am going to offer to cook one night so that we don't have to eat out. Hopefully they won't be sick of ham from their own Easter dinner. I didn't use mine since we went to John's cousin's for dinner last sunday!

I hope you all have a great night! Michelle

04-04-2002, 10:30 PM
Hi gang...

There's so much I want to write, but it's late, and I must take a nap before work...I have been thinking about Lucky and just had to respond...your last post sounded so sad...and it made me sad. I just happened to open up "Simple Abundance," (I don't look at it every day, but just felt the need to today...) I opened to April, this isn't today's quote but I liked it so I'll share...

"Self-love is the only weight loss aid that really works in the long run." --Jenny Craig

Isn't that so true? We must love ourselves enough to do this. Easier said than done, that's for sure. I know a lot of us struggle with that very issue.

We are moms, wives, girlfriends, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, friends...we are unique and yet we are so much alike. We share this weight problem, we have self esteem issues, we do so much for others, but we neglect ourselves. We give GREAT advice to others that we don't follow.

We must dig deep, if necessary, and look for the love within us, for ourselves. WE DESERVE TO BE HAPPY! We would wish that for everyone else here, so we must include ourselves in those good wishes. We must treat ourselves like we would treat a cherished friend. I cherish all of you in this group.

I'll be back in the morning...have a good night, my friends.

04-05-2002, 01:57 AM
Good evening everyone! :wave: Actually, I guess it's good morning already. :eek: I had a fairly nice day....almost off today. Just one little job at K-Mart, a CD audit. The rest of the day I spent doing up some laundry for the youngest son as he was stopping by the house on his way to and from court for a traffic ticket. :( $185 fine later and maybe he'll slow down! OUCH!!!

Oh, almost forgot, we did have a dinner job as well. That was nice. Took both sons out with us and the youngest left from there to go back up to school. Another court date coming in a couple of weeks for a second speeding ticket. Will the boy ever learn???? Maybe when he gets the new insurance bill with all the points on it, ya think?????

My food has been just awful for the past couple of weeks. I'm not even caring this week. No pep talk needed. Just accept me with my defects is all I ask. My head will get turned around here shortly (I hope) and then I'll jump back up on the wagon with all of you 'losers'!!! :)

Congrats to all of you who have lost this week! GOOD JOB!!!

Glad you all liked the boobie chart. Guess most of us are 'grandma's breasts' \o/ \o/ Do you think we'll ever be 'perky' (*) (*) again??? Eh, probably not!!! :( One could dream.

Michelle: Nice loss! Isn't it fun when it's a surprise??? Watch the ham on the day before WI, lots of sodium for water retention.

2cute: Hope you were able to get to your dad and had a nice visit.

Jen: Good for you realizing that you are doing the right thing and eventually your body will 'give up the fat'. It's soooo easy to get discouraged at that point and it's so great that you are keeping the faith.

Mary: Good luck with the yard sale. They sure are alot of work. I have a bunch of stuff that I'd like to just donate and get it the heck out of here. But I'm like 2cute and see the $$$$$ potential and find it hard to just give away before trying to sell it.

Tina: Tell the B*&^% you're not going to let her get away with talking to you like that....boss or not. Like Eleanor Roosevelt said, no one can make you feel inferior unless you let them. Don't let her. There is no reason that she should have that kind of power over you. Hasn't she ever heard of "do unto others......"??

Katrina: That was really a powerful quote from Jenny Craig. Maybe that's what our biggest problem is, the inability to love ourselves. But how hard is it when we can't get around so much and have gotten so big that the amount of weight we have to lose is just so overwhelming. Sure seems like it would be a HUGE job to try and start loving ourselves for who we are without letting our size get into the picture.

Baylee: Glad to see you're back! Are you done with the CEU's now or do you still have some of it to go???

Well girls, I'm off to bed. I have another fairly full day of jobs tomorrow. Hosiery to set on the other side of town. Then lunch with hubby and an apartment shop. Then I need to check on my nursing home patient before coming home to put my feet up. See you all later.

"The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference." - Audre Lorde

04-05-2002, 03:23 AM
Hi everyone,

This is a special thread. Make me laugh with boobie jokes (by the way...{@}{@}) and cry with frustration from witchy boss incidents. Tina, don't get sucked in her unprofessional behavior. Sooner or later she'll get hers. Maybe she should get her butt in and cover for her absentee workers. Yuuuuck, ***** bosses are the worst. Mine doesn't lose her cool, she's ice cold hard. She'll be getting hers with this new girl (who has a record of complaints a mile long). Try talking to her about composure. I'll be a lamb in comparison.

In the middle is everyone who are still on plan and exercising. I have to come clean. I totally binged today! Like 2cute's chinesarrhea. My mom dropped a tooth brush in our toilet yesterday. I woke up unable to exercise because it jiggles things loose. I tried to get back to sleep all the while telling my digestive system "go back to sleep now". I ended up driving to McDonalds to do the deed and eat breakfast. Down hill from there...croissant sandwiches, mcd happy meal, chinese food. coca cola. I've hit rock bottom. I'm not even going to say, tomorrow I'll try again. Either do it or cry myself to sleep. time is flying too quickly for me. I want to be like Michelle, steadily losing weight.

Sorry to be such a whine. This period right after TOM should be the high of the month, the most focus. Zilcho.

Time to put a lid on it,

04-05-2002, 08:57 AM
Kat: thanks…..I think part of it is this weather…..it can get to you sometimes, especially if you live in the North. I also do not like my job and that wears on me and triggers eating. I had a great job for a wonderful company for 27 years but because of my Dad’s health I quit it to move and be with him. I know it was the right thing for me to do but the job I found here isn’t “my” thing.

Baylee: just read your post and, as I said to Kat, it could very well be the weather. It toyed with us a couple weeks ago and I started thinking painting and planting – then – zap – it was all taken away with snow, snow and more snow.

Malia: Maybe it’s not the weather causing us to have problems with our eating…I say it’s our JOBS!!!!! Haha Actually, the work is okay it’s my co-workers. Not to be judgmental (haha, as I say this!!) but I work with some no-it-all back stabbers and I find it difficult to work with people I can’t trust. Maybe it’s just a sign to keep moving on. I have noticed there are many jobs available in the medical field here. I don’t have any background or education in that but it might be something to check in to. That or hang out in bars looking for a wealthy farmer!!!!!!


04-05-2002, 10:32 AM
Lucky, maybe you can start your own business..."The Lutfisk Emporium!" You'll be fighting 'em off with a stick! You know, "seaonal affective disorder"/SAD is very real...maybe you really do need a little sunshine on your brain!

I know what you mean about the job...working nights is not "my thing." I have worked in the same place for 26 years, but only the last two years have been on the night shift...the job is ok...nothing spectacular, very repetetive at times...not too challenging, can even be boring, even when it's busy I used to have my own floor when I worked day shift and I really had a great crew to work with. It was busy as ****, but I was damn good at it and loved it. Now it's a job, a paycheck, nothing more...the hours enable me to see my kids more, but not much...I'm not long for the old night shift. Change is definitely in order. I'm looking into taking a medical transcription course, or maybe medical coding...jobs that you can free lance and make good money at and be your own boss...I've got the terminology down and I'm great at interpreting Dr's chicken scratch and accents! Anyone interested in my resume?

Tina...you tell that boss of yours to back off. No one deserves to be spoken to that way and you have every right to tell her just that! Politely, of course AND with a witness! Thin is right, don't LET her have that power over you.

Mary, let us know how the garage sale goes. I've been eyeballing stuff in my garage that has GOT to go, by hook or by crook. Got rid of 3 big bags the other day...so much more to go, but it feels good just to clear a path in the garage once again.

2cute, I hope all is well with dad and you get home safely.

We are having the wierdest weather here...On Wednesday, it was 75 degrees in the morning and early afternoon. My sis and i decided to bring the boys to a park down by the bay. By the time we got there from her house, (a good 3 minute drive) the wind had whipped up, big gray clouds closed in and it must have dropped 25 degrees! Then the rain came and it has been in the 30's ever since!

I just can't stay awake...I'm nodding as I type...be back later...

04-05-2002, 11:17 AM
Hey everyone :)

Yes, I'm still alive. I miss being here! Things are looking brighter on the horizon, and I might have some time to myself soon. Cross your fingers for me. :)
I've been having a bad time of it with eating, but things are slowly moving back under control, and the scale is showing it for real. I'm still walking, but I'm having to make time for it in small blocks several times a day. Basically it happens when I am spinning around and can't figure out what project to start next. :lol:
Anyway, I promised myself to get in a note here and then go read up on a new autism treatment for my little one before getting ready for work. Take care all! There is soooo much to catch up on here, I can hardly believe it!


04-05-2002, 11:23 AM
Good morning everyone!

I am so proud of myself..I feel so in control right now! I also discovered a new snack or low point breakfast. I learned of it from someone at my WW meeting. Its Alouette Light Garlic and Herb cheese spread. It is only 1 point for 2 tablespoons. You have to make sure you get the light and not the regular. I just had it on two pieces of Weight Watchers bread toasted. That and a piece of fruit for 1 point and you have a 3 point breakfast. Then when you get hungry again later in the morning you still have some points to play with for a snack. I would even have the toast/cheese spread for a snack for 2 points. The 2 tablespoons is quite a bit on the two pieces of toast. Its worth a try if you are looking to keep your points low. I know I am for sure this week. My parents will be here monday and tuesday! I did talk to my mom and we are going to cook the ham on monday instead of going out to eat. That way I have a couple of days to get rid of the excess fluid build up! I hate that when that happens! I'll make the baked sweet potatoes and steamed asparagus.

Malia YOU TOO can lose steadily...I guess I really really want it once again...I am determined to get to where I was before I got pregnant. I have to admit...I was feeling so much better back then! Plus we are going to the shore the last week in June with John's dad for the week. He rents a condo for two weeks right smack on the beach. I also signed my son up for a gymboree class that starts tomorrow. I want to be able to get off the floor come the end of the session. Its 13 weeks long so hopefully by the end of that I will have an easier time of it!

Kat...the weather here the day before yesterday was 76 degrees and yesterday and today its barely going to get to 40...looks like rain today too. They did say Sunday would be 52 degrees.

Thin I want your job....what exactly do you do? I like restaurants and stores!

Baylee...I know the scale isn't suppose to be the measurement of success but it sure keeps me motivated till the next weigh in. I really really want this again! I know the program works because I lost 97 lbs on it...we just have to set our mind to it and do it! The support I get from this thread is awesome too...I know I'm not the only one frustrated with food choices!! Just take baby steps and before you know it the leaps will come!

Tina how are you doing today? Just hang in there girl...and don't worry about the big bad bully! Her time will come! My favorite saying is what goes around comes around...just wait and see!

2Cute...you back yet? Get your hiney in here and post!

Everyone else too! Get typing!

Better go spend some time with my baby boy before he has to go down for a nap. He is torturing the dog right now...I should go save him! Poor Lucky dog!

Chow for now! Michelle

04-05-2002, 01:16 PM
Boy, you miss one day here and it takes another entire day to catch up what you missed. LOL .I am not complaining.. LOL ...I think it is great. :D

My youngest daughter came home yesterday and that is good. BUT ... when she is home... her boyfriend stays in our guest room and that is where my computer is.. Soooo I couldn't get in last night. Grrrrr!!!!! LOL. Plus....they will be here ALL WEEKEND so I may not get here oftern. :(

Driving home I did a LOT of thinking.. and I was so excited to share my profound thoughts. Now I don't have time to and tonight he will be in here again. Soooo... you guys are off the hook. :lol: They were really good too. LOL

Dad is doing pretty good. I stayed with him all day and we played Racko. He gets some visitors... but no one ever stays all day with him. When you are 92 most of your friends have already died. :^: Or they are too old to get around too.
My mom was not feeling well at all. She stayed home and slept all day. I think she felt a little ignored... but I always spend lots of time with her on all of my other visits. It was a nice visit.

I did have one major awakening....
As I stuffed my face with a Monster Burger and tears dribbling down my face... I realized...
I was not crying because I was eatting.
I was eatting because I was trying to not cry.

I have spent my ENTIRE LIFE stuffing negative feelings down.
I have avoided conflict and uncomfortable feelings my whole life by stuffing those feelings down. I stuff them down with food.
That started my "inner soul searching" that I was so excited to come here and share with you. I learned a lot about myself yesterday. Some good... some not. But... I allowed myself to "feel" yesterday. I don't like to "feel".
I like to have everything "perfect". Feelings are not perfect.
Anyway... no time to share it all now. Like I said... count your blessings I don't "FEEL" all over you now. :lol:

Got to go. Hopefully I will see you all tonight. Maybe they will go to a late movie or something. ;)

04-05-2002, 02:41 PM
I'm baaaaccckkk!

I just had to share what I had for lunch today. It was just a very ordinary lunch but it was within points and very filling. I had a turkey sandwich....2 slices of WW bread w/ 1 tablespoon of hellmans light mayo, 2 oz of turkey breast and a 1/2 oz slice of cheese AND I had 13 of those torengo tortilla chips (3 pts) and 3 tablespoons of salsa. See it was all so ordinary but it still fit the plan the sandwich was only 5 pts and the chips and salsa were only 3 pts because there was no points in the salsa. Of course unless you have the salsa with the black beans and all...then the points start adding up! The sandwich was very filling because it was full of turkey!

I think my baby boy is coming down with a cold. He wouldn't eat his lunch or drink his milk. I left him in the highchair for a bit to see if he would everntually eat but he just whined and threw some of the food on the floor along with his milk cup. Brat! I cleaned out the refridgerator while he was in his highchair...it was way past due...some stuff I didnt' even recognize! I wiped it all down too now I just have to wash the bowls from the crap! After I did that I hand fed Andrew a yo~baby peach yogurt which he ate and drank some milk...I guess its better than nothing at all! Little sneak....I just caught him in the fridge...I thought I snapped the lock....guess I didn't! He doesn't miss a trick!

2Cute..write down your thoughts so you can share them with us...you might forget by the time your company leaves and you get back to us full time! I have one issue I am dealing with right now and it makes me want to eat and cry every time I think about it.

I was just looking through the old binder I have of all the old weight watchers recipes. I am going to try a few of them. They sound pretty good.

Even though its not recipe day I am going to post the Chicken Lasagna Florentine for those of you who wanted it. I will submit this post then put it on next.

Have a great day! Michelle

04-05-2002, 02:51 PM
Chicken Lasagna Florentine

2 (10 3/4 oz) cans condensed reduced fat & sodium cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 (10 oz) pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
1 (9 oz) pkg diced cooked chicken
1 (8 oz) carton reduced fat sour cream
1 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup (2 oz) grated fresh parmesan cheese
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1/8 t. nutmeg
9 uncooked lasagna noodles
cooking spray
1 cup (4 oz) shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

1. Combine the first 10 ingredients in a large bowl, stir well.

2. Place 3 uncooked lasagna noodles in bottom of slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray, breaking noodles as necessary. Spread 1/3 of mixture over noodles, sprinkle with 1/3 cup of mozz cheese. Layer 3 more noodles, half of remaining mixture and cheese. Top with remaining noodles, mixture and cheese.

3. Cover with lid, cook on high heat for 1 hour. Reduce to low setting and cook 5 hours or until pasta is done. Yields 8 servings. About 1 cup each.

7 pts per serving. Cal 339, fat 12.5 g, carb 31.0 g, fib 2.0 g

This recipe is very rich and filling. Serve with a salad for a nice meal. The next time I cook it I will start it on low setting from the beginning and just add time as necessary. It gets dark around the edges.

Be sure to spray your cooker with the cooking spray. It really makes for easy clean up afterwards!


04-05-2002, 05:21 PM
WOW! It's been busy here since I posted yesterday.

Well, my day long fight to stay out of the kitchen yesterday paid off. By some miracle I am down 2 pounds. My scale doesn't break it down any further than by the pound and it flickered between pounds, so probably I lost 1.5, but I'll round up since it eventually landed on the lower number. I'm glad though, because I'm having another day of the "munchie attacks" and the loss is helping motivate me to keep my mouth shut! :lol:

Michelle: Congrats on the loss!! You are positively GLOWING today, aren't you? That's great! Keep it up, and thanks for the recipe.

2Cute: I love your profound thoughts! I think they help all of us in our own soul-searching. You are such a wonderful person, and I just love reading your posts.

Andria: Good to know you are alive :lol: ! Hope to see you back here soon.

Kat and Lucky: You are so right. The weather really does affect some people. I am one of them. During the winter especially, when the sun doesn't come out for weeks at a time, I get really dismal and depressed. I'm like a flower...I need my sunshine to get up and bloom.

Malia: I'm sorry to hear you so sad :( . I just know that you'll be back at it in no time though. We all have our "down" times, especially around TOM. You've been here before, you'll probably be there again, just don't STAY there for long...DON'T give up!!

TT: I hate to tell you this, but I don't think boys EVER learn. :lol: At least I know my DH hasn't.

Baylee: I think the change in seasons could definately be part of it. I had my best loss about this time last year, and it tapered off as summer ended, then i was stalled through the fall, and gained through the winter, and here it is spring again and I'm losing some more. Coincidence?? I don't think so.

Tina: Sorry your boss is such a @#$%&!! You must be an incredibly patient person. I have no patience for people like that. I've had bosses like that, and have been in the position where I couldn't afford to leave the job, but once my boss actually went off and called me a "dumb blonde" and I told him that the amount of crap I took from a person was directly linked to the amount of pay I got, and he didn't pay me enough to take his $%&*, and I walked out. Sometimes it really isn't worth the stress to stay no matter what. I am so glad that you popped in here and cheered up though!!

Well, I guess that's it for now. My son will be home in a little bit and he'll want his computer time. Talk at ya all later,

04-05-2002, 08:56 PM
What a wierd day........:?: I had my "conference" with my boss. It was very strange. She talked to my co-worker longer than me, and when she walked out, she did not look happy, but she wasn't bleeding, so I figured it would be ok to enter. :lol: She griped about many things...............most of them stupid. She said she didn't appreciate my "whining" about cleaning up urine. WHAT? :eek: Oh, I didn't mention this: Since 3rd shift is so slow, we are responsible for cleaning the office. We have a list and when each task is completed, we have to check it off. One of the chores is to clean the bathrooms twice a week. Well, the men do not watch their "aim" and pea runs down the front of the toilet bowl and it is really gross cleaning up someone else's urine. :mad: So, I had left her a note to mention to the boys to watch what they were doing, so that was called "whining". She also complained that I was 1 (Yes, I said "one") minute late 3 times since January. I would also like to mention she docked me 15 minutes every time I was late one minute, so for those 3 minutes total I was late, I lost 45 minutes worth of pay. Anyways, she didn't so much yell at me. She even apologized for hurting my feelings when she yelled at me the other day and then :eek: she asked me to come back to 1st shift! :eek: She said my talents were wasted on 3rd shift and asked if I could come back to first asap. And the really wierd thing about all this, is that I wanted to come back to first, because truthfully, I hate thirds, but she told me when she let me go to thirds, that there was no coming back to first, so I knew better than to ask her. Anyways, the "conference" ended fairly well and then.........get this.......she hugged me! :?: I will never figure this out. But I also realize she is under a lot of stress and she works about 60 hours a week, so I'm sure that doesn't help her mood either. All in all, it wasn't that bad.

So, on to replys:

Michelle: Sooooo awsomely proud of you and your weight loss. Congrats on getting your 10 pound ribbon!! You certainly inspire me! Thanks for dropping in with all the great breakfast and lunch menus. I have already added a few things to my grocery list. Keep it up girl.....I really appreciate it and am always happy to have some tips or ideas when it comes to WW!

Baylee: I've been wondering where you were at chicky! Good to see you back. Sorry you are sick though.......{{{sending some kleenex and chicken soup}}}}}}

Thin: We more than accept you with your "defects". That is the reason we are all here. We love you just the way you are. Sure is good to see you more often. We've missed you. :( Oh and by the way, "grandmas" here too. Just hate that...............Most days I have to reach under my shoes, roll them up and coax them into the bra. Good Lord.

Malia: No apology necessary for the whine. We ALL have to whine from time to time. I've had a hard week too with food especially with the boss and all this Easter candy around me is not helping, but so far I haven't slipped. Hop back on the wagon Malia, there are many onboard with outstretched hands to help you on and hold your hand when you need it. {{{{Hugs}}}} to you!

Lucky: Hope your feeling better today. Sending {{{Hugs}}} your way too and still chanting for you.......Lucky needs Spring....Lucky needs Spring......Lucky needs Spring. Please Lord, send her spring. Hope he heard.....................:love:

Kat: How very right you are about the night shift thing. The main reason I took it was to see DH and the kids more, but I'm always in such a bad mood and never seem to get any sleep, so in the long run what I thought would be really great has turned into something really crappy. Looks like I will be moving back to 1st though. Although it means being with the boss all day.....at least I won't be bored to death. And the wierd thing about it is.....when I was on first, me and the boss got along just fine. I had to beg her to let me go to thirds, she didn't want to let me go, but she did and ever since then she has been hostile towards me. Hopefully things are looking up. You seem to very talented Kat.....so you go for it! I bet you will succeed in anything you want to do!!

Andria: Good to see you girl. Glad things are going pretty well for you and hope to see you more often!!

2cute: Girl...........you "FEEL" all over us anytime you want to. I know about the feelings thing. I myself, like to keep everything neat and orderly and on the surface. Digging down into things usually causes pain and pain leads to overeating and it is just a vicious cycle. I'm glad you had a good day even eating the Monster Burger. Your doing the best you can with your parents and that can be very stressful. You are a very good daughter. So many times I have seen parents in the shape that yours are and they were just left alone to fend for themselves. Just don't give so much of yourself that you forget who you are. If you start feeling lost, come here. We will remind you how wonderfu and important you are and how much we love you.

Jen: Thanks for the kind words and congrats on the 2 pound loss! You willpower paid off! Good to see you today. Fight off them munchies!!

Mary: Hope the weather is nice for your yardsale. I would give you DH and the boys to put in it, but you'd have to pay someone to take them! :lol: Hope the end of the day sees you with lots of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Well, I'm off for now. The boys have been fighting all day and I think I'm going to pull out my eyeballs and throw them acoss the room although that probably won't even get their attention. I feel some room cleaning coming on........hmmmmm..........See you later!!!

04-05-2002, 09:43 PM
Hello again. I only have a few minutes and I had another light bulb moment just a few minutes ago so I thought I would come here and share it. It is nothing new... I have known this before...and you probably have too. But ... it was shoved in my face again today.

I feel like an alcoholic. Have any of you known someone who says.."He drives me to drink !!" I have often used it in jest... I am not a drinker ... but I know that "feeling".
I have a family member that I swear ... drives me to eat !!!!
I am not actually blaming them. What I eat or don't eat is NOT their fault.
BUT... I also never really blamed myself either. :^: It was just a fact.
I am not into blaming here. The point I am trying to get to is.....
Someone may actually drive you to that stress point that you just want to drink or EAT in my case. It is a "reality".
For some people they are driven crazy or heaven forbid... (I hate these types.. LOL) ... They are driven to "NOT EAT". :eek: LOL

The awareness here is.... they drive you to the point of need for food.. need of escape!!!! BUT ... we all have other choices we can make. It is our drug of "choice".
We need to change that choice. We need like a safety lock. When we reach that point of stress ... we need to STOP and choose another outlet.
One of the best outlets you can choose is exercising. Walk, walk, walk.
Another outlet is writing. Did you know you use a different side of your brain to write. You think with your left side but write with your right. (or visa versa)
You could beat the crap out of your pillows. :lol: I used to think that was stupid ... but I tried it once ... and although it didn't solve my problem... I wore myself out and did feel somewhat better. :lol: LOL

I can no longer say someone or some event just drives me to eat.
I know now they drive me to a stress point that I want to eat ... but that is where "their" involvement STOPS. Once I get to that point...it then becomes MY responsibility to change MY behavior.
I must learn how to "let that stress go"... without food. Not stuff that stress down with food. When you stuff it... it is always there.. trying to surface again and again. Let it go.

Where do you learn how to do that. ??
Here is one place. Write to us instead of eating.
Learning new behaviors is just like learning new eating habits.
Practice makes progress.

If someone stresses you out.... Don't eat....walk, exercise, write, beat up a pillow ... but DON'T Eat.

04-05-2002, 10:38 PM
Well chickies
I have made about $175.00 today done real good it didn't rain but the wind was cool. we are going to keep the sale open for a few hours in the morning I'll probally let things go half price.

Queenb: I put a make offer on dh and sons forhead this morning but nobody would make me an offer:lol: Dh got under foot all day but I guess I'll keep him around.

Sunday is our anniversary 9 years. We are going out somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

Well I'll go for now I'm so tired my knees hurt like ****.

04-06-2002, 04:02 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm dead to the world exhausted. I took my Mikey to dog obedience school and it was brutal. Two small dogs, 4 medium sized dogs, and 9 large dogs. They were out of control. A petite woman couldn't control her large dog. He was after my dog. At the end of the class, we let our dogs meet each other. Two dogs fought and the larger of the two tore the other's ear. It was bloody and the dog needed stitches. I felt shaken. I feel for my dog who ran out of there. I feared for myself too. The dogs are stronger than their owners. My head is pounding. It was scary. The teacher will let them play ??? after class next week. Thankfully, the smaller dogs will play in a separate enclosed area. Whew. He was really happy to be home. Me too.

Tina, your boss is a regular ole Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde schizoid. Are you going to change shift? Will it impact your family? I hope everything works out.

Baylee, I didn't get to watch 20/20, but worry about diabetes too. My dad got diabetes at the age of 75 yrs. He was stubborn about sugar intake, etc. A controlled diet and exercise program does wonders. It has been my primary goal for losing weight. My cousin did the gastric bypass surgery. He's diabetic too. He lost about 100lbs, but has many health problems. A bad back and skin cancer. He's having a difficult time.

Michelle, congratulations on the weight loss. We all go through ups and downs in this journey. Reading of your success pulled me out of the doldrums. Today I woke up and continued my week. I weightlifted and ate very well. I came home after dog class and binged a little. But overall, I did very well indeed.

Here's to Saturday. Enjoy!

04-06-2002, 04:20 AM

If any of you see High Crimes with Ashley Judd, look out for my niece. She lives in San Francisco and got a job as an extra. On a military base, she's seen jogging and doing jumping jacks. She's the one with a short dark pony tail to the right of the girl with a long blonde one. We could spot her butt in the movie trailer. Hee hee. It'll be fun finding her.

See ya,

04-06-2002, 05:45 AM
Not me silly... the thread. :lol:

We have reached 30 posts so it is time to move on to the new... #152.

Please save all your great words of wisdom and humor for the new ongoing thread. Do NOT post them here.

See you all at 300+... #152 :wave: