Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again...#153

04-08-2002, 10:05 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.


04-08-2002, 10:07 AM
I brought Mary over from the second page of the last thread, I didn't want anyone to miss it. Hope you don't mind.

Mary wrote:
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

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.


04-08-2002, 10:36 AM
Good morning, ladies! :wave: Well, I have to tell you, I'm feeling much better. I got on the scale this morning, not WW, just mine. And I have not gained anything significant with these last three weeks of eating terrible. Apparently my built in food radar has kept me on an even keel. Even though I've been eating chocolate like there's no tommorrow, maybe I haven't been packing away some of the other stuff as bad as I thought. This gives me new motivation to say 'enough is enough'. It doesn't seem like such a disappointment to have to relose all the weight again, I just need to start from where I was 3 weeks ago. Does that make any sense? Well, even if it doesn't to you, it does to me and my head can get around the fact that I haven't made the mountain higher these past 3 weeks, I've just not reduced it either. Sounds silly that that would make me feel better, but it does! :eek:

It is grey and gloomy here today. I really wish Spring would get here. How the heck do you get to 58 degrees in Minnesota and I can't get to 40 in Michigan??? That doesn't seem fair.

I have a busy day planned today. Lots of work to do.

Baylee: Thanks for the recipe, sounds great!

Michelle: Sounds like you had your hands full yesterday but made full use of Andrew's 3 hour nap. That's ambition I just don't have! * Good luck with the folks around. Having company is always a challenge.

Duckie, honey, I'm sooooooo sorry! My Alzheimer's has kicked in once again and I'm not really sure where I got Nancy from! :o I'm soooo embarassed. Please forgive me.

LuckyLadyBug: That painting job doesn't sound like fun at all! The only painting I do is 'sponge'. DH does the initial coat on everything, then I come behind him and do my thing. I'm too much of a messy painter to be trusted with the pan and roller!

2cute: Glad you had a nice visit with your daughter. * I hate driving in that kind of rain too. And the highway just makes it worse. * A new computer that's faster will be so much fun. But if you don't have anything on discs, you better wait for your daughter to do some downloading or you will be lost.

Oh, Tina, you are such a hoot! I loved every bit of your post. :D My DH and #1 son are BIG Nascar fans. I just don't get the appeal of turning left for 500 miles, but hey, whatever floats your boat! * The bedroom story is so true. When I lost a bunch the first time, and second time for that matter, DH and I made all those same observations. Now it's time to do it the third time for keeps, I guess! * 37.5# is awsome! Keep up the good work! * Congratulations on your HUGE victory at Ryan's! That is really an accomplishment.

Mary: Your week sounds like it will be full of preparations and festivities. Enjoy the fruits of all your labors of the last couple of months. I bet the library looks just grand.

Well, girls, I'm off to work. Need to be at the mall at 10:00 when they open. I have a bunch of jobs to do today of all different sorts so I should be kept busy and off the streets.

04-08-2002, 05:57 PM
GEEZ! Everytime I turn around we're on another thread!! I just can't keep up!!

TT: Oh yes. I totally know what you're talking about. It's just not as rewarding to lose the same weight over and over again. I have just been working to get back to where I left off before the holidays, and it's not been as exciting to see those pounds come off cuz I've seen it before, and all I can think of is how much I'd weigh if I hadn't gained all that back, and had just picked up where I left off. I'm just now finally back to where I left off, so everything from here on out will be MUCH more rewarding!!

BTW: In TOTAL agreement on the bedroom story. I'm can't wait to see my DH in May. ;) I wonder how much I can lose by then??

Anyhoo, other than a vicous attack by my mothers home-made chocolate chip cookies, and not drinking enough water, I did pretty decent this weekend and kept up the exercise. Today I have stayed strictly OP, so I'm feeling OK.

Uh-Oh, my son is home from school and I am supposed to call his teacher. hmmmmm...
Talk at ya later,

04-08-2002, 06:20 PM
Hey all...Happy Monday!

Just checking in, I just had to catch up reading all the posts...now I have no time to reply! I had to laugh at all the (too much) information! It's all true and I KNOW everyone of us can relate! I don't think anything is sacred here...nor would I want it to be! :lol:

Michelle...we are in central coastal NJ, bayshore area...about 10 miles from Sandy Hook (where the Jersey Shore begins) Wouldn't it be fun to arrange a rendez-vous one of these days?

Wouldn't it be fun for ALL of us to meet? OK, when I win "the BIG Game" it's airline tickets for everyone! Malia, prepare the guest rooms!

For Motivational Monday...

"The body is a sacred garment. It's your first and last garment, it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor."
--Martha Graham

That's all, folks!

love ya!

04-08-2002, 07:54 PM
I'm Baaaack!!

I am stuffed! We went to the chinese buffet this afternoon and I know I ate more than I should but I ate stuff like chicken and salmon, green beans and pea pods, fruit and a couple of sugar free cookies. I did have an egg roll but they were really really small. We didn't have lunch though. We went shopping and when we came home I had a slice of cheese and I only had the 2 point breakfast so hopefully today will wash itself. I have to drink alot of water though..I am soooo thirsty!!

Kat..that would be so much fun to meet!! I met a bunch of people from another thread I use to post on about 3 years ago. We all met and went out to dinner and then to one of the others' house in Delaware. One of us even came up from North Carolina. It would be so much fun if we could all do something like that!! Kat how far away would you be from Sea Isle City at the shore? We are going there the last week in June with John's dad for the week. He rents that condo right smack on the beach for 2 weeks. If thats too far...then when do you think you might be back to Philly? We could definately meet then...Philly is practically in my back yard!! I worked down in Center City a couple of years ago! And in the North East!! I'm originally from Rhode Island and you can go anywhere in30 minutes or less...in Pennsylvania and Jersey I have no clue as to how far away anything is to what?????

Jen....you will look fabulous for your husband when he gets home! You just keep reminding yourself how much you want to look your best for him! I am excited for you...at least you have something worthwhile to work towards!! He would be so proud of you too! You can do it!!

Thin...yes I think we all understand the starting where we left off...I wish that was the case for me! I am losing the same weight I already lost and its not as exciting...that part comes when I get below where I left off!!

Baylee you sound like you have your food plan under control. The fresh fruits sound so good right now! And the grilled chicken breast. We bought a new grill...I know...I already told you all that...but I love it...I have been grilling the veggies on the griddle. Its great!!

Well, I really really hafta get something cold to drink...I am dying of thirst right now! I'll be back again tonight....I just love talking to you all! You are all such great friends!


04-08-2002, 08:19 PM
Oooh! How exciting! If I'm not mistaken, Sea Isle City is somewhere between Atlantic City and Cape May, right? Heck, if there's an exit off the Parkway for it, I can find it! Cape May is about a 2 hour drive from here, so that would be no problem! I'll bring the suntan lotion! How cool would that be?

Gotta go make dinner...
later ya'll

04-08-2002, 09:29 PM
Hi ladies! :wave: Gosh does it feel good to have a new outlook. I have done well today OP.

I started with my usual apple. Had one of those new Mandarin Chicken salads at Wendy's. They are really wonderful, but I have to tell you the real 'skinny' on them. The salad is 3 WW points. The packet of toasted almonds is 3.5 WW points. The packet of crispy noodles is 1.5 WW points. And are you ready for this??? The Oriental dressing packet is 7.5 WW points! OMG, talk about ways to make a healthy choice, unhealthy! :eek: I was smart enough to ask for the reduced fat ranch dressing as well as the Oriental, just in case I didn't like the stats. I didn't use the crispy noodles. I did use all of the almonds (cuz I didn't think they would be all of 3.5 points, to be honest with you) won't do that again! So I figured what I ate was 8 WW points. Not a bad lunch, especially when it could be 15.5 points! :eek:

This evening we did a Mexican job. I checked 'Dotti's' before I left to see what might be offered and how many points it would be worth. I settled for the Low-fat Chicken Enchiladas for 12.5 points so I am well within my allotment for the day!

Oh, I almost forgot, I treated myself to a White Chocolate Mocha coffee at the mall while I was working. That was 5.5 points.

Now I know this run down is pretty dang boring to all of you, but the best part is, I journalled it! Woohoo! Time to change my evil ways! :devil:

I'm also very glad that you all seemed to get what I was saying about staying the same being better than a setback over the last 3 weeks. I'm still working on the holiday setback, but at this point I'm trying not to think of that anymore. It's over and donewith, time to move on. :)

Baylee: I really liked Kettering's quote. He is the guy that my youngest son's college was named after.

Jen: Come on, let's move on together. You're DH will be soooo surprised come May! I have my 30th class reunion and my niece's wedding coming in August and I'd really like to have made some significant changes by then. When I first started WW it was May of that year and my goal was 50 pounds by Labor Day and I did it. There's no reason why it can't be done again.

Katrina: I liked your quote as well. * I think some of us mid-westerners would be better off meeting in Chicago, although the beach does sound real inviting. How big is that condo???? :lol:

Michelle: The Chineese buffet sounds great, but they get me into some BIG trouble. I like the sweet and sour chicken and General somebody or other's beef. All the fried stuff! :( It's better if I stay away.

Well girls, I've got paperwork from today's jobs to do so I'm going to leave you to your own devices or vices, whichever you prefer. Don't forget, a piece of fruit trumps a bowl of ice cream anyday! :D

04-09-2002, 03:06 AM
Hi everyone,

A positively clear bright spring day. My prisms were sparkling in the sunlight (hence the name). I'll hang one in my car too. I need all the sparkle I can get. I hope this week is the start of a new dedication to losing weight.

Thin, I ate the mandarin chicken salad. It was terribly sinful, but it was delicious. Thanks for the point tally on the salad. This week I need to seek a new awareness of the number of points I'm eating. I'm weighing my food and writing in my food journal. Dare I hope this will be one? I'm amazed it's April and I'm still attentive. I usually drop after two months. :shrug:

I'm off to fiddle with my food plan.

Sweet dreams,

04-09-2002, 04:41 AM
I say that.............and I truly do intend to stick to it tonight. Everytime I intend to just add a short post, I end up telling you my life story! :lol: I guess it's because you guys are such good listeners. :D Got to head back to work tomorrow night, so this is my last night off and I'm actually doing some cleaning. I've got about 8-9 loads of laundry that I've kept putting off and I'm tired of DH asking me, "Don't I have any clean underwear?" He had to wear a pair of mine the other day. :lol: He would DIE if he knew I told you that! Shhhhh......don't tell. Anyways, I am doing the laundry now. 4 loads down----5 more to go.
Well, here is the result from WI (not Wisconsin) I know when I type that.....I can feel you going :rolleyes: but I just looove it! Please indulge me. :^: I lost 4 pounds this week! :smug: Makes the ol' total 41.5 in 9 weeks. Not too shabby, huh? And the best part about it is, I really do not feel deprived. If I really really want something and even my talking to myself doesn't help...(which it usually does) then I go ahead and have it. Because if I don't, I will eat half the house trying to kill the craving and then end up eating it anyways! Uh Oh......there goes the beeper on the dryer.....I think I'm actually going to do it this time. Hope you are all having a good night and much love to all of you. :love:

04-09-2002, 07:19 AM
Tina you go girl!! You are woman...I can hear your roar! Isn't that great motivation to continue to the next week?? You are doing fantastic...why would you even consider not doing it all the way this time! Something just clicks and you go go go...I just wish mine would click again....so far so good! I am working towards that first 20 bls off...once I get that off then I think I will be well on my way again...I just want instant gratification like you are getting! Just keep up the good work...the payoff is tremendous!!

Thin....yikes...a salad at 15.5 points...no wonder it tastes sooo good huh? Thats half a days points! No way!! I will pass!! Though I probably ate a days points at the buffet last night. Its a ritual when my parents come. My dad loves chinese and they don't have any decent buffets in Rhode Island. At least not witht he alaskan king crab legs on them!

Prism...thats a step in the right direction. Journaling, weighing and measuring. It makes you realize what you are putting in your mouth and makes you think twice about something before eating it!

Kat...I believe you are right about Atlantic City and Cape May. Just not sure about the exit off the parkway. Are you talking about the Garden State Parkway? LOL Little miss Rhode Island here! John tells me I'm not in Kansas City anymore! I will have to find out for you...but uh, suntan lotion...me? In a bathing suit...ha ha ha ha haha ha ha haha! Wait let me get off the floor!

Well...I better get my rear in gear and get me and my boy fed, washed and dressed. The parents will be back here early this morning ready to go to Rices Market...its an antique, flea market type thingy where they sell Amish meats and foods and stuffs!

I'll catch up to you all again this afternoon...hopefully the rain will hold off till then!

TTFN....have a great day!


04-09-2002, 08:33 AM
Good morning, ladies! :wave: I know, I know, I was just here late last night, but I had to tell "ask and you shall receive". It's 58 degrees here this morning. Skattered showers but should be sunny by the afternoon, they say. I'm holding them to it because I really need a little sun! :)

I ended the day yesterday with no food surprises, so I am one happy camper!!! :D

I'm off to do a box conversion this morning at Best Buy. That will take most of the morning. They don't open until 10:00 but the manager invited me to join him at 6:00 when he comes in so that I could get a good portion of it done before customers arrive. I opted for 8:00, 6:00 is just a bit much for this late sleeper! :eek:

Malia: I used to have a westerly facing window that had like a dozen separate panes in it and I had prisms hanging, one in each section, when the kids were little. We called my kitchen 'the rainbow room', it was truly beautiful! * This WILL be your week for 'new awareness'. We're back on the road, girl!!!

Tina: WOW!!! Another 4 pounds! That is truly awsome! I'm sooooo proud of you! The thing you said about having what you crave is so true. When we crave something it IS better to just go ahead and have at it because we will eat everything but the kitchen sink trying to satisfy the craving and still go back and eat what we wanted originally. Save the calories and just eat the dang thing!

Michelle: I hope you won't stay away from the Mandarin Salad altogether. Just choose a different dressing and don't use as many almonds. The whole salad by itself without dressing, etc. is only 3 points, still a nice bargain in points for the size of the salad!

Well girls, my time here is up. Gotta go hit the bricks. You all have a good day!

"The only thing to do is to hug one's friends tight and do one's job." - Edith Wharton

04-09-2002, 09:11 AM
Tuesday Tip:
Trust me.
Prepare for bad days
Every dieter has bad days.
If God went on a diet, she'd have bad days, too.
However, no one gets fat because of the occasional bad day,
or even the occasional bad week.
So the next time you have a bad day or bad week, don't worry about it.
Just wait till it's over and then return to your diet.

This one seemed good since we all have complained about having our "bad" day or days.

I have gotten so far behind with these posts.....AND it's only 23 here this morning. I will never get my porch painted at this rate. Tina Congrats on the yet another loss...Does this mean you and your husband are 4 lbs closer:o

I have to get to work so I will have to catch up later...I may need to take a day off of work to get caught up.:lol:

04-09-2002, 09:26 AM
That's what we are learning in science this week! Oh, you didn't know I'm in the 5th grade? Yes, I am repeating it after ALL these years! and I didn't like it then, either! I have one child that just breezed through everything and another that needs to be practically spoon fed the information. So, if you need to know anything about the reproductive system of the sea urchin, I'm your gal!

Tina, you are my hero! Atta girl! You are dropping lbs like anything! Must be all the laughing going on down there...I will confess...since you are so forthcoming with the undie info...I have worn my hubbys tighty whities when mine were all in the hamper! and PRAYED that I didn't get into an accident! I am laughing out loud now...son is looking at me quizzically...I'll NEVER TELL! (except that I just told you guys!) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thin, you are inspiring me to get my points calculator sliding again! I am renewing my efforts as of today...I have not been bad, just not real diligent about keeping track...nest week is weigh in and measure AND body fat calculation at Curves...I will have something great to report by then!

Gotta run, the little scholar is looking for breakfast now...all that reproduction makes him hungry I guess!

Catch you all later...

04-09-2002, 04:38 PM
Afternoon ladies! :wave: I'm checking back in to say that I have fought off all of my temptations today. WooHoo!!! :D

I had my apple for breakfast (in the car on the way to my first job). I stopped at Wendy's and had another of the Mandarin Salads, this time with my own FF Ranch dressing, so the total was 7 points, cuz I did use the almonds. :o

Then was the fun part. All I could think about for the next two hours was what I could eat! YIKES! I wasn't hungry, I had the big salad, but noooooo, I was obsessed with what I was going to eat next. I thought about these yummy almond chicken wraps that they make at my next job. The chocolate chunk cookies. The nonfat frozen yogurt (that I would have had BTW if they had something besides lemon and key lime. YUCK! ) Then on the way home I was thinking of a peanut buster parfait from Dairy Queen. THEN............ sense shone through. And I told myself I needed to wait and go home and if I wanted something then there was a little taco soup leftover or fruit or if I was real ambitious there are the ingredients for all of my 1 and 2 WW point treats. And sense WON!!!!! I'm a happy camper! I didn't blow it!

I'm thinking Boston Market for dinner. I love their turkey and you can have a real nice meal for about 15 points. We CAN do this!!! :cool:

LuckyLadyBug: Your tip was awsome! We do have to be prepared. Make sure that fridge and pantry are stocked.....with the right stuff. Know that we will want and what we can do to satisfy the want without going overboard. And then getting over it when we don't make the right choice and just start again. :)

Katrina: Sounds like you are just having a GREAT time, going to school again. What a good mom you are for not losing patience and leaving him work it out on his own. * BTW, doesn't 'reproduction' make you hungry????? Does me! :eek:

Baylee: I spoke too soon. It was 58 degrees when I left for work this morning and 49 when I got back at 2:00. Supposed to get down to 30 by tonight. I can't win. :(

2cute: Did those tornadoes that went through Texas come anywhere near your daughter??? Gosh, I hope not. * Haven't seen you on this thread at all. You better get back here. You're gonna have a bunch to catch up on. :p

Well girls, I'm off to load the dishwasher and do another load of laundry. Love to all.

04-09-2002, 06:19 PM
Hey, me again...

Just poppin' in for a quick visit, see what's happening...Actually, I'm procrastinating on doing some (SOME? ) laundry...I don't want to dip into dh's undies again!

No homework today...*sigh of relief* but I did make him practice his trombone...which is worse? Then I made him read. THEN he could play Nintendo. We are going to the park in a little bit, he needs to time his 1/4 mile...maybe I should run with him. I was jogging there for a while, it was not bad. I would walk the track a few times, then jog maybe a 1/4 or 1/2 the track. I did actually get all the way around a few times. And I was fat! well, I still am, so obviously I did not stick to that!

I went for the annual breast flattening ritual today...gosh THAT'S fun! If I'm not mistaken, they are making the paper gowns smaller and smaller! They used to have nice cloth hospital gowns, complete coverage is all I ask for! Then they went to paper gowns, a decent length though, so you could gather the excess in front for better coverage. NOW, I'm given this little "belly shirt" paper vest that's barely down to my waist, and I ripped the back, trying to keep the front closed!! All the while sitting in the little room, with another woman (she wasn't having my difficulties) waiting for my turn. General Hospital was on ...I guess I haven't seen that in many a year...Boy did Luke get old!

Food has been good today. Making stir fry tonight with some beef and all the veggies in my bin...before they turn into next weeks science project! I traded tonight's day off for tomorrow instead and took an extra day on top of that...giving me Wed-Sun off! YES!! Spring cleaning and some painting...want to come help me, Lucky and Mary?

OK, I could just go on and on, free associating about anything that comes to mind, but the fact remains: THE LAUNDRY IS WAITING! :( I must go.


04-09-2002, 06:45 PM
Well, I just finished my book, and now I have to find something else to waste my time, not that this is wasting time. I have such a pitiful job that I have to find something to do to make the time go bye faster. I guess I should'nt complain I could have a mean boss breathing down my neck telling me what to do.

I'm having such a hard time trying to get back on track, I'm just not very happy and don't really care right now. I'm so stressed out over money ( the lack of) and the fights it causes between me and fiance. I'm the only one bringing in an Income right now and it doesn't seem to be stretching as far as I like, I can't even go grocery shopping, just able to pick up the basic's ( bread, milk, baloney) and It's really hard to diet when there's no diet food in the house.

Fiance got laid off at the end of January and has gone to trade school. It's a 3 month course and he's done at the end of April. He's taking welding, which is a good thing, he'll be making pretty good money, say in 4yrs:( but until then it will be a bit of a struggle. We were expecting him to recieve Employment Insurance benifits, but he didn't meet there qualifications (let's just say he did something stupid) and to top it all off he's a smoker and the price of cigarretes just went up, they now cost $9.00 a pack. You would thing he would quit and spend the little money we have on food, but no he manages to scrounge up enough money for his smokes, it makes me so maddddd. And we do have a 4yrs old son, makes me even maddder, that he so selfish.

He's done school at the end of this month so hopefully he'll get a job right away. And take away some of this burden.
Well I've just bored you all with my sob story but I just had to vent some steam, hope you don't mind

My mom just called and invited me out for dinner, one of the church's are having a spring supper so that will be good, and propably really fattening, but I don't care, I've been living on potatoes lately ( it's not that bad, yet).

Thanks for listening

04-10-2002, 03:48 AM
Well.. maybe it isn't a surprise to see me again. LOL
Maybe it is more like... Ugh... there she is again. :lol:
Either way... HERE I AM !!! :D

In case you didn't notice.. I have been AWOL.
I havent even been here to read. I don't know if I was going to post.. but once I start reading... well.. you guys are all soooo special. I just love you. :love:

I have been busier than a hive of bees. :dizzy:
And I don't see an end in sight... well maybe June. :rolleyes:
Most of it has been a good busy. Not all... but most.
I make a list... but only half gets done... and then I double the list each day. I don't know if I am coming or going.

I will try to get to all of you... but if I miss someone.. please don't take it personal. I just plain missed you... no intention.

Duckie... Living in a poor house.. "been there, done that". No fun at all. I about swallowed my tongue when you said $9 a pack for cigerettes. :eek: If boyfriend doesnt have a job then that must mean YOU are paying $9 a pack. I guess I am getting old... because I would cut him off. LOL

Baylee... I will come and decorate for you if you come and plant in my yard. I want to hire a landscaper to redo my front yard. I LOVE flowers and color... but no good at all in the yard.
Did you walk in the rain?? Many years ago I had a friend and some of my favorite memories are us walking in the rain.

Lucky..I am going to paint my bedroom this weekend. Tomorrow I am going to go buy a bedroom set. Ours is at least 25-30 years old. It is one thing having antiques that are old... but mine is just plain old. LOL. I would redecorate my daughters rooms every three years... and never mine. LOL

Jen..you have my curiousity going... what did your son's teacher want? LOL. Inquiring minds want to know. LOL

Kat.. I remember Luke and Laura like it was yesterday. LOL
I remember from when they were still teenagers. LOL
I am a hopeless romantic.. and I love "forbidden love stories" LOL
My husband used to always say.. "I don't get it.. he is ugly.. what do women see in him?" LOL. I would tell him it is not what he looks like. It is how he makes you feel loved... and how he treats Laura.... he worships her. LOL
No wonder my hubby doesn't get it. The only thing he worships is his bass boat. :lol:

Michelle.. Rice Market sounds like someplace I would enjoy. I have a lot of collectables.. and few antiques. My kitchen wall is covered with collectible kitchen gadgets. I have to laugh... it just looks like a bunch of crap.. and if you totaled it all up... it is probably worth a thousand dollars. LOL. I would croak if I had to pay that much for a picture or something. LOL. I also have several old daisy butter churns.

Malia... now you have me wanting prisms in my window too.
Where do you buy them? What got you started with them?

Thin... thanks for missing me. I missed being here. I am glad to be back. But... I am going to be really busy all week. I am going to be busy spending money whereas you are busy making it. LOL

Mary...after your sharing about your escapades since hubby losing 30 and you 39lbs ... (the "oh boy" comment ;) ) all I can say is...... Or GIRL !! :lol:

Tina... OH MY GOODNESS !!!! Way To Go !!!!
I couldn't be more proud of you if I had given birth to you. LOL
Keep up that great work. 41.5 lbs !!!!
And YES... you WILL do it this time !!!!!

I am out of here ladies. I sure enjoyed my visit. :smug:

04-10-2002, 04:26 AM
Good evening everyone,

Great day again. I stuck to my plan (combo WW/RS foodmover). I had to nap after work, I was too hungry. I was on a 32 point day too (Wendie plan). Thinking of portion control does it to me.

If I had a chance I would hang prisms everywhere. I got mine from a drug store. I started over 15 years ago. I had started photography and got a cross filter (photographers use a cross filter to catch the sparkle on a diamond). I started to hose water on plants everywhere and would catch the sparkle on the water drops. I love spring and summer. My bedroom gets sun from March thru Labor Day. A perfect remembrance of those lazy days of summer. Going to the beach every day, painting my nails, reading magazines...oh to be young again...Nah, it would bore me silly now, I last two hours at the beach max. Not to mention the wrinkling and age spots.

Lucky and 2cute, you're so ambitious. I think about painting, but I think the roof needs to be fixed first. (It's leaking onto my bedroom ceiling).

Duckie, hang in there. Enjoy your meal. I hope things look up pretty soon. Or light that torch under your fiance's ....

Kat, speaking of laundry. After about 6 weeks, I finally took my bed comforter to the laundromat. I use the large machine. It's too hot to use a comforter now. I'll pack it away for november. I went to the laundromat and it was like a three ring circus. A guy sitting next to my car playing a guitar. I'm in my car suffocating with my headphones on. I brought my earth, wind, and fire 3cd set with me. And found christmas music in it. Harps and the nutcracker suite. I listened to the nutcracker (to override the guitar). I read a book with a flashlight. Can you tell I don't like to sit in a laundromat? :lol:

This is becoming a novel. Goodnight to all. have a 100% op day tomorrow.

04-10-2002, 08:35 AM
I am thrilled to report it is 43 here this morning...jealous, Malia? We had a thunderstorm early this morning...last week snow...wonderful, Minnesota.

Baylee, I think it was you way back on this thread that said you like wind chimes....ME TOO. I try to control myself because last summer I had to go out in the middle of a windy night and tie some up so I could sleep!!!! I also have crystals that I hang anywhere I think I can get away with it !!!!

I think I need a time management class. I just can't seem to get it together to get my house clean, the yard work done, post here, answer email AND diet. Oh, and go to work. Now that one I would like to eliminate - as long as I have a lot of money to spend !!!!!!

Thin this is "sort of" a bra question again. I need to find white or cream colored blouses for work. The big problem is you can always see your bra through them. Is there a magic white/cream colored material that you CAN'T see through but is light for summer?:dizzy:

04-10-2002, 09:58 AM
Hi all not much going on here I did vacume yesterday but thats about all for the house work. I slipped and ate 4 slices of pizza at the library yesterday. Oh well today is another day. gotta run see all of you chickies later

04-10-2002, 11:18 AM
Or should I say Goodnight? I'm not sure. I haven't went to bed yet! :lol: A friend of mine told me where I could find some pictures of Tony Stewart (my favorite Nascar driver) and I have been looking around :s: this morning. Ooh la la......Sorry DH. Nice way to send me off dreamland........:o Ok Tina, stop lusting. Anyways, how is everyone doing? Fantastic I hope.

Michelle: I am going all the way this time! And little girl.....you are one of my main sources of inspiration! I remember a day when we didn't see too much of you around here and I always love seeing one of your posts. You have such great ideas and you are doing wonderful at WW. Keep up all the hard work.

Thin: You always sound so busy....you wear me out. Don't forget to take time for you! Y O U are very important to us. You are a neverending source of inspiration and laughter! We love you. :love: And I am very proud of you for fighting off those temptations......Good Job!

Lucky: You absolutely kill me! (me and DH 4 pounds closer) :o Well, I was off Monday night and he got home from work at 11:00pm and the kids were asleep...........oh well, you get the picture! :devil:

Kat: Once again girl, you have me laughing out loud. I had to wear DH's tidie whities once too.......the only problem was, he is smaller in the leg area than I am and I had to take a pair of scissors and cut part of the band that goes around the legs because they were too tight. He complained forever about me ruining his underwear! :p Also, I definitely know what your talking about with those lovely gowns you have to wear at the doctors. There was nothing good about either type if you ask me. If I got the cloth ones, I had to have two.....one for the front of me and one for the back. UGH! And paper, well just forget that . One sit.....and I had a split! Oh the humanity.........

Baylee: So good to see you around more lately. I've been missing you chicky! Was the walk outside refreshing? I can almost see you skipping along singing "Sunshine Day" from the Brady Bunch.....:lol:

Duckie: Sorry your having a hard time right now, but come here, we will always be here to support you. Maybe not financially, but spiritually. And don't feel bad...........we have ALL been there.

2cute: What do you mean? In case we haven't noticed? We always notice when your gone. It's like someone has taken the sunshine out of our little room. That's why we don't like you to stay gone too long.....we need the warmth of you here. :love: We know your busy if your not here.....just don't get busy too often!

Malia: You sound so creative. I love prisms too. I love the way they catch the light. Also sounds like you are doing well OP. Keep it up girl. You can do it.

Grannie: Seems like your are always running around and keeping busy with something. You wear me out. Glad you did good on the yard sale. Next time your going to have one, let me know in advance, so I can start advertising DH and sons in the paper and maybe by the time it rolls around, we will have a buyer or two!

Well, I guess I'm out of here. I promised myself when I sat down that I would be off this computer by 9:00 and here it is 10:06. It is so addictive! Why can't work go by this quickly? Hope I didn't miss anyone. I believe I did. Hello to Jen and Andria wherever you are! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Now it's Zzzzzzzzzzzzs for me............:yawn:

04-10-2002, 12:13 PM
(2Cute singing from the play Oklahoma)

"Oh what a beautiful morninggggg
Oh what a beautiful dayyyyyyy
I have a beautiful feelingggggg
Everythings going my wayyyyy"

Gee.. it feels great to wake up in the spring. :D
I always have birds singing outside my bedroom window...even during the winter. :p
Don't have time to post.... just thought I would add my 2cents in for Luckylady. (seeing how my name is 2cute..LOL)
As for the bra question.... I was told when I had to buy my daughter a white formal ... that you should wear a beige bra with white blouses and dresses. You should NOT wear white bras.
Reason being... you white bra contrasts your beige skin... thus showing more than a beige bra under a white dress. I don't know how true... but we went and bought a beige bra and sure enough.. it did not show. ;)

Now I am off to find a new bedroom set. I have been looking now for over a year.. and I have found two finally. One is twice as expensive as the other... and since I am sooo cheap... I will probably go with the cheapest. I have NEVER been any good at spending money ... I always fear being broke. It must be some deep seeded subconscious thing. But who knows.. I have waited 25-30 years for a new set... maybe I will splurge. ???
The mystery continues.... :lol:

04-10-2002, 02:34 PM
Hi 'n' stuff.

2Cute: Sorry to leave you hangin'. My son was in a bit of a scuffle on the playground and they just wanted to let me know I guess. He's not in any trouble though cuz he didn't start it.

To everyone else: I'm sorry I'm not up to doing replys at the moment. I will try later. Just a HELLO to all of you.

I want to be short cuz I'm just oozing negativity today. I've stuck strictly to my 1400 calories, drank the dang water, exercised 6 out of 7 days, and have gained a pound. And no, I'm not losing inches either. I had set a goal to be 170 when I saw my DH May 8th. After a few weeks, I knew that wasn't going to happen, so I lowered my expectations to 175. Now, at 185, that's not looking real likely either. I know what the result will be if I give up, and I don't want that, but for all this work, I should be seeing 2 pounds a week, AT LEAST. I'm angry and ready to get drastic. I know all about the body going into starvation mode and such, but for the love of Pete! How do people who have their stomach stapled lose so much weight then?? They STARVE!! That's how!! So why would it be wrong for me to do it?? I'd just take lots of vitamin supplements like they do. Just for a few weeks. Like 600-800 calories. I KNOW I must sound like a crazy woman, but I'm really losing it here! I HAVE to get this FAT off!

Ok you guys. Thanks for listening to me spout off. Everyone was in such a good mood. I hope I didn't ruin it for anyone. As you can see, I'm not in a good way right now, so I'm going to sign off and find something to distract me before I just crawl into a corner.

Talk at ya later,

04-10-2002, 02:36 PM
Well I'm back 8 doz cookies later( made not eaten):lol: fooled you didn't I

I am making my cookies for the reception I made a batch of Pinacolada cookies and a batch of lemon.

just checking in be back later

04-10-2002, 08:38 PM
I don't know, Mary...8 dozen cookies didn't sound too far out of my realm! 'specially if they're chocolate chips! How do you make pina colada cookies? That sounds yummy!

I'm taking a poll...does anyone have a Kirby vacuum? I just fell for the old sales pitch hook line and sinker...swore I was just in it for the F*R*E*E rug cleaning demo...$1200 later, (in easy installments that don't start til July, for my convenience!) I am the proud (?) owner of a Kirby vacuum/rug steamer/leaf blower/dog groomer/multi-attachment/now I have NO excuse for this house to be so damn dirty apparatus! In all honesty, I WAS impressed with how much dirt he sucked up after I had painstakingly vacuumed before he got here. Ohmigod...I had no idea there was SO MUCH DIRT in my rugs...yuck...and don't even get me started on the whole nasty dust mite business! :p I think the main reason that I got it is because my dh suffers from allergies, all year round, I can't help but think that getting rid of a ton of the dust and dog hair and dirt that she tracks in will improve his poor little nasal passages! (On second thought, anyone want a dog?) I have heard people say they have had the Kirby for years and are very happy with it...I'm trying to convince myself, can you tell? Any suggestions on how to tell my darling? :lol:

I have to jump into bed now, before I collapse...I'm working on about an hours worth of sleep at this point...oh yeah, except for the nap I snuck in my car at my son's baseball practice...thank god dh called me on the cell phone, I was probably on the verge of a good drool session or a snore fest...not a pretty sight! :eek:

So I'll say good night to all for now...:yawn: see you tomorrow!

04-10-2002, 10:03 PM
Pina Colada Cookies
1 box pineapple cake mix
1/2 cup butter softened
2 eggs
2 tsp rum flavoring
1 cup coconut
1 1/2 Tbs. milk
mix butter in cake mix till crumbly. beat in eggs, milk, and flavoring. mix well add coconut drop by tsp. on ungreased sheets bake at 350 for 15 min. makes about 3 1/2 doz.

04-10-2002, 11:05 PM
Hey guys! Do not post here. Go on ahead to 300+ and Ready to Try Again..........#154

See you there! :wave: