Weight Loss Support - 300+ and Ready To Try Again... #152

04-06-2002, 05:47 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.


04-06-2002, 05:57 AM
Well friends... I have no great words of wisdom, no light bulb moments to share. Not even a funny story.
Well.... I do have a boob joke since we have all shared what we look like in the NUDE. :eek: :lol: Not a pretty sight. :lol:

:o I wrote the joke.. but just couldn't bring myself to post it. :o
It is not all that bad. But, I just couldn't do it.

Well ladies... I got us started this Saturday... now lets all hear from you.... that includes all of you lurkers too. ;)

04-06-2002, 07:04 AM
You left us in the lurch...you rotten girl you! Give us the joke...we can handle it...we are mostly all saggy grandma boobs...who couldn't use a boob joke!!??

I woke up with a slight headache today....I hope it goes away...I have to take my son to his first gymboree class today. I know he will be a little terror and run all over the place and not listen to me! He is so inquisitive these days! I hope I get to count this class as exercise for me too!

Tina..I'm so glad things worked out for you at work! Sometimes we fret and worry all day about nothing. And yes, your boss does sound like a dr. jekyll and mr hyde thingy! Scary! Being on night shift never works well for the body...I worked at the post office for 5 years on nights and you never ever get use to it. Hopefully the stress will go away and you can concentrate on YOUR well being now too!

2Cute...you are so right...my ex use to blame me for his drinking...but I was smarter than that! LOL Then not long after I realized that he was making me so stressed out that I was eating for comfort. After I realized that I removed myself from the situation, moved myself 250 miles from home and lost 97 lbs in 10 months and found myself a real man! And here I am today! Sometimes we can't remove ourselves quite so far away from those people that trigger us...but we can hopefully avoid them as much as possible. Just remember...you are woman you can roar! LOL

Mary....you made over $4000 dollars? OMG....what did you sell, the whole kit and kaboodle...I could move all my junk to your house and set up and sell and still make a profit! Do tell your secret!!

Oh gosh....CRS is setting in already this morning. I know Baylee and Jen posted but since its on the other thread I can't peek back and look to respond! My head is killing me....does that burn calories? Headaches? I sure hope so...at least it won't be a lost cause!

Well I better go get my son some breakfast and jump in the shower. The class is at 9:15 this morning. This time I am putting him in his highchair with breakfast and then I will jump in the shower...no more scenes like the last one! I was exhausted before I even got dressed that day!

TTFN Michelle

04-06-2002, 08:08 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: . The 4 was a typo I made$175.00 I wish I could have made that much but all the southern folks down here want bargins. I guess if I had sold dh, son and cats I could have made that much:lol: :lol: :lol:

04-06-2002, 09:32 AM
Phew...Mary...you scared us all there! Was considering moving down where you are! LOL I have some stuff gathered for a yard sale too...just waiting for the weather to get warmer!

I just wanted to share this breakfast I had today. It was a pimento and cheddar cheese omelet. I know yuk! BUt if was really really good. I took two eggs and beat them with a pinch of baking soda and poured them into a small teflon skillet sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkled in a spoonful of chopped pimentos and some low fat shredded cheddar cheese with salt and pepper...I let it set and flipped it over halfway like they do in the restaurants. Let that set a little more then flipped it again to finish cooking on the other side. It was really really good and I was so proud of it! I had two slices of WW bread toasted with 1 1/2 t. brummel and brown margerine. The total was only 6 points! And it was very filling!

Well I better get us ready to go to gymboree. I will be back to report how terrible my little boy was and how much exercise I really do manage to get out of it! LOL

04-06-2002, 01:01 PM

Where is everyone? I guess you all have a life! LOL I only have one every other weekend when John isn't working.

Well...we survived gymboree...Andrew absolutely loved it! Me? I am ready for a nap!! IT was 45 minutes of pure exercise...I am sooo tired! Today was up, over and under. The kids were climbing and walking and crawling up ladders, steps, tunnels, bridges. It was exhausting just watch them! I'm glad I signed him up. He loves it! We also did lap rides. My legs hurt!

Afterwards, we managed a short trip to the grocery store. Andrew got a new sippy cup. Me....I got some new snacks for myself and a couple of the lean cuiseine meals. They were half price. I got the salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and gravy and vegetables. The gravy also had mushrooms and onions in it. Surprisingly it was verrrry good!! They were only 6 pt meals so I had a skinny cow ice cream sandwich too.

I also found these little bars of cheddar cheese. Each one is 3/4 of an ounce. They really are kid size but its easy to just grab one of those already pre-measured when I need a quick something. At least I know the points ahead of time! Those mozzarella string cheese are good to?

Ok I guess I will stop babbling for now and hope some more of you come out today. ITs cold here so we will be staying in. Andrew is getting ready for a nap and I think I will have one too!

Have a great day! Michelle

04-06-2002, 01:54 PM
Well I've neglected you guys for about a week and half, and now I'm suffering, It really pays to check in daily and see how everyone's doing. I've been a bad bad girl:devil: I just can't get into the swing of things and stay on a program, I think I've even gained 4 lbs but don't want to admit to it. Isn't it crazy how easy it is for some people to gain weight, it's not that I eat really fattening foods, it's the portions that get me.
I found this fat burning diet that flushes the body of impuritities and I think I might give it a try, just a little kick in the arse to get me motivated again.

Skinny Soup Recipe...... Basic Fat Burning Soup
6 lg grn onions
1 or 2 cans of tomatoes
1 lg head of cabbage
2 grn bell peppers
1 bunch of celery
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
Season with salt,pepper,curry, parsely or bouillon if desired.

Cut vegs into sm. pieces. Cover with water and boil fast for 10 mins then cut to simmer until tender.This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry. The more you eat,the more you lose. If eaten alone foor long periods of time you will suffer malnutrition.

Day 1....Eat all fruits today except bananas. Eat only soup and fruits. For drinks-sugarfree tea, cranberry juice or water.

Day 2....Eat all vegs today. Eat until you burst! Fresh or canned o.k. Try to stay away from peas and corn( high starch content) Eat the soup along with the vegs. Reward yourself with a huge baked potatoe for dinner loaded with butter. Do NOT eat any fruits on this day.

Day 3....Today eat all fruits and vegs that you want with the soup. Do not eat a baked potatoe today. If you have not cheated on this diet you should have lost between 5-7 pounds.

Day 4....Today eat as many as 3 bananas and drink skim milk.
Both are full of carbs, protein and calcium.

Day 5....Beef and tomatoes. Have as much as 20 ounces of beef if desired and tomatoes. Canned or fresh. Drink at least 6 glasses of water today to rid the uric acid in your system. Eat the soup if you're not too sick of it, at least once today.

Day 6....Beef and vegs today. Eat all you want. No baked potatoe though. Soup at least once today.

Day 7....Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and vegs all day. Stuff yourself silly. Have soup at least once.

The end of the seventh day weigh yourself. You should have lost 10-17 pounds. If you lost more than 15 pounds, stay off this diet for 2 days before starting it up again.

This diet is a fast, fat burning diet that flushes the body of impurities and makes you feel good. Do not drink alcohol, it is slows down the whole process. Go off this diet 24 hrs. before alcohol intake.

Definite No-No's: Bread, alcohol, diet drinks.

This plan is from the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital. It is used for over-weight people to help them lose rapidly before surgery.


Have any of you guys tried this, do you think it's healthy. I love veggies so I don't thing it would be to hard to stick to. I'll give it a try and let ya know how it goes.

04-06-2002, 02:06 PM
Gee...How can I not post. Poor Michelle is running this thread ALONE. LOL ...And I am grateful too. ;)

I have been in bed all morning. I have gotten morning and nights confused big time again. I stayed up all night and went to bed at 7am. :rolleyes: I have such an addictive personality. I got on this computer house hunting and just could not stop. And did NOT find a single house I want.

Michelle.. it sounds like you and Andrew had a FUN filled day already. There is no way I could keep up with little ones anymore. I really WORRY about when my baby granddaughters will be too much for me to chase. :^:

Mary... I am so sorry you lost $4,000... but glad you did make $175. :lol: If I had the drive to do my garage sale... I have enough stuff to make $4,000. That is a LOT of junk. LOL. I never know where it all comes from.

Okay Michelle... since we are such a "crazy" group... I will post that boob joke. But please don't hold it against me.
It is not bad... but a little discolored. :o
I apologize if I offend anyone.
It is just so fitting for our "group of boobs". LOL

What did one saggy boob say to the other.???
We better perk up or people are going to think we're nuts. :lol:

:o LOL. I have a really funny picture about saggy boobs. But it is too big to post here. I will have to see if someone can shrink it for me. (Not real boobs... just a drawing)

Okay... I am out of here. It is noon here and I need to get this day going. Tomorrow I am going to see my other daughter at college so I really need to be productive today.

04-06-2002, 02:27 PM
You slipped in on me Duckie while I was posting. Sorry.
Glad to see you are back.
Your soup sounds very yummy.. but I have retired from diet tricks.
My goal is to learn to eat healthy. BUT... this is coming from the fattest person in here...LOL ... so I don't know that you should listen to me. :lol:

Have to run.... (I wish) ... I have to get going. I am sure I will be back many times today.

04-06-2002, 05:08 PM
Hello everyone! :wave: I did all my responses first and now am just filling in at the top. Geez, I feel like I've been here for hours doing responses and I was here yesterday morning. Gosh, we are busy! :)

Food is and has been terrible lately. I need to really work on it. I have been so overwhelmed with jobs that I can't stand myself. I need to work on taking a moment out for me too, I guess.

Michelle: You are doing such a great job! That recipe sounds awsome. And thanks for the tip on the garlic spread. Is that in the dairy department? * Ok, here's the secret for responding when it's broken up on 2 threads. Open a second window. How? Go to the 'file' menu and go to 'new'. It will come up 'window'. Click and wallahh you have a new window with the identical same stuff in it as you already had opened. Go to the top of the page and select the next thread. Hit 'post a reply' and your box will appear to write in. Then you can toggle back and forth between the old thread and new to make your replies. Once you've finished replying to everything on the old thread you can close that window and continue posting to the new thread. Just don't close the wrong window! :)

Jen: 2#, GOOD FOR YOU! See what staying out of the kitchen does? My problem is that I stash stuff in my office and then I 'closet eat'!! :eek:

2cute: I'm so glad you had such a nice visit with your dad. I'm sure he really enjoyed you staying all day and 'playing' with him. He probably also found that with you coming the day after his birthday, he had you all to himself and could really enjoy the visit. * Please don't let us off the hook with your thoughts on 'feelings'. I'm very selfish and find your writings very eye-opening whether they help you or not! :s: So please write for us (oops, I mean...you)

Tina: So glad 'the conference' is all over with. And sounds like it was just a little worth it to get put back on firsts. Cool! Too bad you had to have such a nasty blow out to start the ball rolling, but apparently it was almost worth it. * What is it about men and their lack of aim, anyway???

Mary: You did pretty good for one day. That's $175 you didn't have yesterday! :D Sorry no one made an offer on the 'boys'. We just can't see to get rid of the buggers, can we??? You know what it is??? I think other people have already learned their lesson and aren't up for the additional challenge a few more men in their lives would bring!

Baylee: No, I didn't watch 20/20, but I taped it. I will have to find time later to fast forward through it. I still don't think surgery is my answer, even if others think it is theirs. Do drastic for me.

Malia: That is really scarey about the dog obedience class. My gosh, it doesn't sound like the instructor or the owners had much control of things. You and your poor Mickey should be glad to make it out without a scratch. * The trailer for High Crimes really looks good. I will definately look for your niece.

Andria: I'm glad you checked in. I thought maybe you didn't love us anymore. Glad your life is getting more under control. How's business? Still recruiting?

Katrina: Several women I know are going to classes for Medical Transcriptionis. It seems like you would be ahead of the game being able to read Dr's writing AND knowing the jargon. Go For It!

LuckyLadyBug: Sounds like this crazy weather has all of us going, no matter where in the country we are. The only one not complaining is Malia in Hawaii. I wonder if there's room on her island for all of us?????

Hi Nancy: No, I haven't tried the Sacred Heart Hospital diet, but I have heard of hospitals having this type of thing around for those instances where a patient needs to lose quickly. I just wonder if you gain it all back immediately if you go back to just eating normally. I mean after this if I restarted my WW would I then lose on WW too?

I'm gonna run. Laundry needs to be done, ironing, folding. You know the drill. There are dishes piled in the sink and I won't even tell you about the papers flooding my office. Catch ya'll later.

"The bond between women is a circle--we are together within it." - Judy Grahn

04-06-2002, 07:38 PM
Hi everyone,

It's official, Mikey is a school dropout. :^: The trainer and I had discussed what happened. She was worried it was the bite, but I told her I honestly don't think some of the owners could control their large dogs. It was irritating everyone kept telling him and me...ohhh, he's so scared. We just have to get off of our butts and go to the park or beach. Mingle. I have to admit this computer is a home trap. What am I doing in the middle of the day? Surfing on the internet.

I hope everyone's having a more productive Saturday. Mary, $175 is a good amount. I'm going to donate my clothes to the church thrift store. I'm too lazy to have a yard sale. Another 10lbs, I'm going to clean, clean, clean. Did I use this in the last year? No, out you go!

Have a good one,

04-06-2002, 10:24 PM
Well chickies
I mad $20.00 today the sale is finally over. Some of the things taht didn't sale I sent to a neighbor that just moved in that doesn't have anything hardly his wife is pregnant.I bagged up the clothes to take to our crisis center. I had 4 boxes of odds and ends I put at the edge of the lawn to give away. A lady that came yesterday came back and got all the free boxes plus 8 landscape tembers I had taken up. So I guess we had a good sale. I bought groceries out of it and got a vcr for the bedroom tv.
Dh took me out for our anniversary . I ate too much. We also went to see Blade II I love vampire movies and Wesley Snipes is one bad dude.
Well I better go for now. Oh yes I forgot my grandmothers sister died yesterday.

04-06-2002, 10:31 PM
I hauled, raked and hauled some more stuff around all day -- I now am cleaned up (took a shower) but am totally exhausted. I hurt everywhere...

Tomorrow I want to paint my porch but it might not be warm enough. It is 46 now...warmest it has been all day. :lol:

Oh shoot .... just remembered I lose an hour of sleep tonight....

I will try to catch up tomorrow....miss you all.....

04-06-2002, 11:28 PM
Gee there seems to be several of us missing today. I hope you all come back soon. I am definitely going to bed earlier tonight. Tonight starts daylight savings time.. so we lose an hour.. plus I have to get up early to go see my daughter. I wasn't even going to post now... just go to bed... but I had to see who I missed. ;)

I ran errands for my daughter all day. Hunting for decorations for a banquet. It has the theme... "A Night at the Oscars".
It is hard to find decorations. Came up with a lot of "going to the movies" decorations... but they want fancier.. more "formal" Oscar award type stuff. I even found a mini oscar trophy... but they were $8 each and only 6"tall. they need like 20 so that is too expensive. I also found a 10' oscar... but he was already rented for the night they needed. I may make one myself out of styrofoam... but don't have much time. I found styrofoam 8'tall.
I LOVE doing decorations for parties. :love: I wish I could have gotten involved sooner... but now I just don't have the time.

Ladies... have a nice evening... and a blessed Sunday.
Soup and salad Sunday......
My favorite thing to make for dinner on Sunday is...
"Reservations" !!!! :lol:

Mary... "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY "!!!!!!!

04-07-2002, 12:27 AM
WOW! You guys have been busy! I'm gone for one day and there are a ZILLION new posts! We went to Philadelphia today to check out an open house at the University of the Arts with my daughter.... It looked very impressive, the staff and students that we met couldn't have been nicer. I can definitely picture her going here and loving it. We're thinking of enrolling her in a month long summer program there, where they really polish their skills (song, dance, drama) which will hopefully give her an edge in the admission process...students need to pass an audition to be accepted here. She is just excited beyond belief and I am too, for her! I love that the school is close to home (2 hr drive) I guess all we need now is to find that winning lottery ticket! $$$

Food wise, I've been so so yesterday and today. I just HAD to have a Philadelphia cheese steak sandwich today, and it wouldn't have been complete without those fries and that Coke! Tomorrow, back on track...no regrets...IT WAS GOOD! :T

Thanks, Thin...I didn't know I was a grandma! \o/ \o/ After nursing two babies, THOSE babies are pointing south!

2cute, you're house hunting? Looking for some new digs? Good luck!

Mary, good job clearing away all that stuff AND making money! Happy Anniversary!

Lucky,,,you're having a heat wave up there! get out the suntan lotion! Spring cleaning is great exercise! You go girl!

Malia...I hope you got your money back from that bum course! What kind of dog do you have?

Michelle, thanks for the recipe...that looks good! Gymboree sounds like a blast and just what an active little guy needs! Hooray for naps!

Jen, good job on the loss...keep it going, girl!

Tina...interesting how that all turned out...some bosses are so wierd, they're really not suited for the position and try to cover up with bluster...anyway, if that's what you want, go for it!

Hi andria, welcome back!

Baylee, hope you are feeling better!

Duckie, let us know how the diet works...I've seen that before, too scared to try it though!

Did I miss anyone? I hope not...Sorry if I did...I have to go turn the clocks back and hop into bed. So glad I'm not working tonight...that extra hour is a killer! (Don't mind when we "fall back" though!)

See you all later...


04-07-2002, 01:38 AM
Good evening.

Thanks for reminding me of daylight savings time. It doesn't affect us here but for the phone and tv. We'll be 6hrs different from the east coast instead of 5hrs. Let's see how it affects SNL on comedy central. One hour earlier. Spongebob at 5:30am instead of 6:30am. Very good.

Kat, I have a rusty colored long haired chihuahua (horse size-8lbs). He'll be homeschooled now. ;)

I binged around the lunch hour. Worked out to RS sweatin III. I feel good now.

Happy Anniversary Mary! Have a romantic time. Sorry to hear about your great aunt. She's in a happier, peaceful place.

I got one of those chicken caesar salads for dinner.


04-07-2002, 11:25 AM
Good Morning Lady's

Okay, so the diet that I posted doesn't sound so good anymore, not the healthy thing to do. I posted it on the Diet's Forum and I've gotten some pretty negative response towards it, like if I lost anything it would propably just be water and muscles, not the fat, so I'd be jigglier than ever, don't want to lose those muscles ( what little I have). I do think I will make up the soup and eat it for lunch and maybe a snack when I'm hungry, and just try to eat sensibly again. Always looking for that quick solution, I just have to face the facts that there are no quick solutions. From experience I should know that by now.

My mom had a gastric bypass surgery about 10 yrs ago and she lost about 130lbs, she weighs about 170 lbs now and has stayed there. She's not skinny but it's better than weighing 285, and she's okay with her weight, she is hypoglycemic now and still can't digest meat well, if she eats to much she still has to purge. As well as she has to have vitamin shot's monthly now since she wasn't taking vitamin supplements before. And she has the nastiest smelling bowl movements( I know that's gross and to much information). I've thought of having it done but scared of the long term affects, how does your body responed when your in your 80's. It's just another quick fix.

Katrina- That would be so wonderful If your daughter gets accepted. What is she most interested in Dance Drama Singing, maybe she'll be the next Julia Roberts. Good Luck

:sheep: I wish I had this much energy

04-07-2002, 04:17 PM
Hi...I'm on a quick reprieve from our...ooops...I mean my son's report on humpback whales! Our sculpey whale is baking in the oven and we are about to compile all his info on to the poster board...due tomorrow, of course, have had all week to work on this...:(

Duckie, my daughter is interested in musical theater, which encompasses all three of those disciplines...If she doesn't make it to Broadway, she'd love to teach drama someday! (Thank God there's a fallback plan!) She really is good though.

I think I got the spring ahead/fall back thing mixed up...I'd lose an hour last night and gain one in the fall...whatever...I'm STILL glad I wasn't at work last night!!

It's so nice out today...I wish I was outside...gotta go hurry this kid along, now that there's more daylight!

see you later!

04-07-2002, 05:50 PM
Hi there,

Enjoying Sunday. It's raining today. I like the break from hot weather. We'll go to the movies today. Play find the niece in the movie.

Kat, wow, your daughter sounds amazing. I love broadway musicals. For a while in the mid 90's, a Canadian company came to the island of Oahu and did phantom, les miserable, cats, and miss saigon. It was wonderful. I saw phantom many times. A glorious musical. We would fly to Oahu. Shop, watch a show, and explore. It was an adventure every time.

Today I'm vegetating. Watching garden programs on H&G channel. Checking out my finances. Did any of you see Saturday Night Live last night? They had a skit of best car show spokesperson of the year. A man received the award of a golden tire. He was gushing, crying, and thanking everyone. And boing a light bulb went off in my head, they were spoofing Halle Berry. It was hilarious. Between skits they went to a blonde hair lady and bearded man in evening dress. Drinking Nyquil. Boing...they were spoofing Glenn Close and Donald sutherland--backstage at the Oscars. Crack up. They also did a skit of Nigella Bites on Style channel. In comes Jaime the Naked Chef. The spoof was excellent.

See ya later,

04-07-2002, 05:58 PM
Hi everyone! :wave: I'm having a very lazy day today. I'm not working this weekend and just have enough ambition to sleep! :yawn: And I've been doing just that on and off most of the day. There's so much TV that we like during the week that we spent most of the afternoon fast forwarding through the stuff that we've taped this past week. I had full intentions of trying to clean up my office, but that's sort of gone by the wayside. Maybe now that I'm awake again I'll give it a go.

Malia: Sounds like 'homeschooling' Mikey is the best idea yet. And all those walks on the beach will surely do you some good too. Think of it as 'double-dipping' without the ice cream! :eek:

Mary: Happy Anniversary! :) Sounds like all of your 'treasures' found new homes whether you sold them or not. That's great! So satisfying to see people in need get some good stuff too. (and don't forget the tax write-off) * Sorry to hear about the death of your aunt. [[[hugs]]]

LuckyLadyBug: Sounds like you worked your behind off in the yard. I bet it's really shaping up! Ummm, that was supposed to mean the yard......but I guess it would mean the behind too! :o

Katrina: Sounds like you and your daughter have found her dream college. That's wonderful when it just 'clicks' for them, isn't it? I know with my youngest, he really wanted to go to the University of Michigan (lots of friends going there, prestigious) and then I said well let's just check out Kettering (small private University with co-op job opportunities) and when we got up there, he just fell in love with it and told me on the way home from the visit that this was the place for him. And he really does love it there. * The whale thing sounds like fun??? Baking him??? I don't know that I want to ask. What a good mom you are!!!

2cute: You didn't say when you needed all these decorations for but you can get empty carpet tubes from the local carpet store. Then make X bases out of 2x4's with a post up the tube to make them stand up. String white Christmas lights in a 'barber pole' fashion down the tube and cover with loosely fitting tull fabric in whatever color. To finish it off, tack a few sprigs of silk flowers at the top and waaalaaahhhh, inexpensive, pretty much workless, elegant columns for entryways, doorways and just about anywhere else.

Baylee: I did watch that piece from 20/20 today and I don't know if it struck you this way or not, but they were saying that they start off on a liquid diet for 8 weeks and then soft food for another while and after, what was it? 6 months, she had lost like 80 pounds. Well, I'm here to tell you that if any of us would have nothing but liquids and must for 4-6 months we'd all lose 80 pounds without having the surgery. So what's the big attraction? The pain you go through????

Nancy: You're right! We're all looking for the quick fix and there just isn't one. So here we are....trying again and again and again. But thing is, at least we are trying.

Well, I'm guessing I should at least try to make a dent in the pile of crap I call an office. I'm tired of walking all over piles of papers to sit down at my computer. Time to spruce the place up a little, translation: clear a path! :lol:

See ya all later.

"The truth is, friendship is to me every bit as sacred and eternal as marriage." - Katherine Mansfield

04-07-2002, 06:27 PM
Good afternoon everyone! Good to see some of you out posting today!

I have had a hectic day. Its just Me and My Baby Brat today. This is John's weekend on. Andrew was a little off kilter today from the time change so he was a whiney hiney for most of the morning. Then he took a 3 hour nap. Thank heavens! I managed to get the kitchen cleaned, the stove too and now you can see my kitchen table! I went through some junk collecting under the coffee table..clipped and filed coupons, read my sunday paper and did the puzzles. I washed one load of clothes but in the washer they still sit as we speak! Once Andrew woke up from his nap its been pure H*LL !! He is on a rampage to destroy the house! Climbing on the couch and jumping, playing in the dog's water dish, pulling toys all over the place...help!!!!!!!!!!! Calgon take me away!

Thin I know the feeling about the office cleaning stuff...this desk is so cluttered. I try and reorganize things while I sit here but then the next day doesn't look like a did a thing. Too much stuff...I need to start chucking stuff!

Malia sounds like you had a nice relaxing day! Wanna come babysit one day so I can do that too?

Katrina...I was surprised to see you were in Philadelphia! I live right outside Philadelphia in Levittown. Where in Jersey are you? John has family in Jersey too.

Duckie I had a friend who had that surgery and had nothing but problems. There was even an article in the newspaper here about a woman who had the surgery and has worse problems now! Too risky for me! I know weight watchers works so I am going to stick to that!

Baylee that recipe sounds good. I love pasta....one of my downfalls! That and french fries! Oh and mashed potatoes and gravy are right up there too! I am making myself hungry now!

2Cute are you back on track sleep wise yet? I could probably use a few more hours sleep right now! I wished Andrew would start sleeping in now that I am not working and don't have to get up by a certain time. I put another ad in the paper for 3 weeks to see what happens this time. I would like to take a couple of kids to start and see how it goes. I have enough baby equipment and toys to open up my own store! I want to get a few more outside toys! Andrew loves to be outside!

Mary....my how money goes so fast huh? I could spend a million dollars in about a weeks time I am sure! I always want want want!

Well, I think I have had a pretty good day food wise. Been too busy chasing Andrew out of places he doesn't belong and I forget about eating! Keep the mind occupied...thats the key! LOL

I will check back in again when John gets home so he can entertain the boy! Talk at you all again later!


04-07-2002, 07:16 PM
Thinthinker- just curious, when your posting your replies are you refering to me as Nancy, cause my name's not Nancy, My real name is Tania or duckie, just wondering

04-07-2002, 07:24 PM
Thinthinker- just curious, when your posting your replies are you refering to me as Nancy, cause my name's not Nancy, My real name is Tania or duckie, just wondering

04-07-2002, 09:19 PM
Today I started painting my porch ceiling....it is H#LL....I don't know why I thought it was a good idea. I only have half of it done because while painting and looking up a glob of paint fell in my eye. Somehow I got off the ladder and to the bathroom....what a mess. My eye still feels weird and is red.

I don't know...some people (like me) SHOULD just be couch potato's.

Off to look for a recipe.

04-08-2002, 01:52 AM
Hi guys,
I am writing off line so there won't be any replys. I don't even have time to read anything tonight I have missed. I just wanted to check in and tell you I had a great visit with my daughter and just got home.

It is raining cats and dogs here... and has been for days. It was really scarey driving... especially with those huge semi trucks that speed. They make such a mess with spray you can't even see 5 feet in front of you. :rolleyes: I swear... they speed up in the rain.

Hope everyone is doing great.
I got a new computer :D ... but I havent got it installed yet.
I will probably have to wait till my daughter comes home. :lol:
I am soooo computer illiterate. :o I don't want to take a chance of messing it up... plus.. all of my stuff is soooooo old.... I doubt if I will even know how to find you guys on the updated programs and such. This new one is suppose to be much much faster than the dinasour I have now. LOL I am excited.. but a little scared too. I don't have any idea how to save anything from this one to the new one. I have never put anything on a disc.
Yep.. I am waiting for my daughter. LOL.

I am sooooo far behind in everything again. I did all that cleaning last week.... but it was not everyday stuff... so that has piled up on me again.I have got to run a MILLION errands tomorrow so I just don't know when I will get back. Knowing me... I will post before I go. LOL
Good night everyone. :wave:

04-08-2002, 07:49 AM
Gee Whiz................You miss one day and boom.......26 posts! :eek: DH was actually off today and we got to spend some time together, but I know you will think we did the wierdest thing. Ok.............in case any of you guys didn't know, I looove :love: Nascar. Didn't used to though........hated it. Then actually sat down, watched a race or two and realized how hard these guys really work and unlike just about any other sport, they don't really know when the get in that car if they will get out again. Very scary. Anyways, my favorite driver is Tony Stewart. He drives for Home Depot. So, being the crazed fan that I am, I was on his website the other day and found out he is having a personal appearance at a Home Depot in Hiram, Ga. in a couple of weeks and since that is only about 2 hours away from me, I am definitely going. So, being the nitpicker that I am and one who ALWAYS gets lost no matter where she's going......we decided to take a trip down there today to kind of map out the drive and find the Home Depot he will be at, so the day that he is there, we can make it down there..........straight shot, with no stupid mistakes. And it was really relaxing for me, because I just love a good ol lolly gag with my favorite guy, of course with 2 loudmouth munchkins in the backseat. The weather was really nice today and so many things are in bloom and it was a really nice drive. ( I would also like to mention I got lost and went down the wrong road twice) See, there are reasons why I do these things. Anyways, after we found out where he was going to be, we stopped to eat at Ryans and I did sooooo good. I had a chicken breast and thigh (Rotisserie w/skin removed) a ton of green beans, a serving of corn and white rice and water to drink! And don't get me wrong......of course I was tempted when I walked past the fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried okra and squash, turkey and dressing, steak, ham, taco bar, chicken pot pie, big round buttery rolls, cookies, pies, icecream, puddings and homemade hot fudge sundaes, and each time I thought about reaching out and grabbing one of those things, I just asked myself, "Which is more important......being able to sit in a movie theater seat without the sides digging into your legs or that piece of fried chicken?" And my friends......it was no contest. I walked away..........no problem. I felt so powerful and sooo good! Then we took a little trip to the Walmart there and I treated myself to a new pair of sunglasses and I bought the movie "8 Seconds" with Luke Perry. Very good! I went to the theaters when it originally came out and loved it and have seen it on local tv 3 or 4 more times and thought I deserved a little treat.
And one other thing that has me feeling pretty good lately. I am beginning to see a look of admiration in the eyes of DH I haven't seen in awhile. Don't get me wrong, I know he loves me. He's been hanging around for the last 15 years and let's just say, even with the weight, we've never had a problem in the "bedroom" dept, but it's amazing what 37.5 pounds gone will do for your lovelife. :lol: Don't mean to be crude or anything, and I am sincerely sorry if I offend anyone, but it seems before I lost some of this weight, when we were "together", even though it was enjoyable, I felt all bloated and insecure and wondered just how much longer he would want to climb this mountain. :rolleyes: But now, let's just say.........certain parts of my body have lessened a little and it seems we are able to get closer. I don't have to look over the mountain of my stomach to see him on the other side! :lol: <<<<Sorry that may have been too much. Anyways, I'll shut up. Just feeling good that the ceiling fan in my bedroom isn't the only thing that is seeing some action. :o Sorry--that was too much too! :lol:
I would love to reply to everyone individually, but I'm literally falling asleep at the computer. :yawn: And to answer someone's question, I am excited about going back to first, the only drawback is that I really get along and enjoy the company of my two co-workers on thirds and I just hate to leave them. And I also hate that I have been sworn to silence that I'm going back to first until it happens. Why? I don't know. That's just the way she wanted it. Oh well, I will go for now and will see you tomorrow after WI. (not Wisconsin) :lol:

04-08-2002, 08:50 AM
Tina you go girl!! You brought a big smile to my face!! I'm glad to see after 15 years you are still a happy camper! And yes, just a small loss makes a big difference in how you start feeling about yourself! I can't wait till I can say 37.5 lbs gone again...then I can get back into my size 22 jeans. Once I hit them then I know I made a dent in this mountain!! My uncle is a big NASCAR fan...can't remember who his favorite is...Rusty something I think!

2Cute..yeah, you better wait for your daughter to set up your new computer! We don't want to lose you even if it is temporary! I got a new computer for Christmas and I love it! Still haven't quite figured out everything I have on it!!

Lucky...painting...isn't that another word for exercise? How is your eye? Eyes are sensitive parts! If its still red today maybe you should go have it checked!

Ok...my challenge is going to arrive sometime between 10 and 11 this morning. My parents left West Virginia around 5 am this morning. They will be here in time for LUNCH! Salad sounds nice right about now! I only used 2 points for breakfast and I have my 4 cup mug of water that I have been sipping on so hopefully I will hang in there!

My darling little boy has a snotty nose and a cough today. I need to get him some robitussin! Poor little guy! Well I am off to fold a load of laundry and throw another into the washer. I will check back with you all later. So you better come out and post today! I want to see EVERYONE here today!!

Have a great day! Michelle

04-08-2002, 09:20 AM
Motivational Monday....here is my quote:
"Never, never, never, never give up!" Winston Churchill

Tina thank you for the idea of thinking of something you want to do and asking if that is more important than the food you want to eat. (theater chairs etc) I like this - it seems a more tangible thing than "don't eat this I need to lose 100 lbs or it is healthier not to eat it." I guess I need to see progess faster than those two :o and so remembering your day at Ryan's is motivation for me....Thanks....

04-08-2002, 09:25 AM
Good Monday morning all. It is raining here today and windy.
Tina: I know exactly what you mean about getting closer. Losing weight does help. DH lost 30 lbs. before I started my diet that helped now since I've lost 39 all I ca say is ohhh boy:o

My genealogical society is hosting a reception for the grand reopening open house at the library so I will be busy this week .
maybe it will keep my mind off food. But I will be cooking some so who knows.
I'm off to get a bath and get dressed then breakfast so I'll check in later.:wave:

04-08-2002, 10:02 AM
STOP!!! Don't post here!

Go to "300+ and ready to try again...#153"

See you there!