Weight Loss Support - 300+ and Ready To Try Again...#155

04-13-2002, 04:53 PM

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

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

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

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


04-13-2002, 04:55 PM
Sorry... no time to post. We are still painting. Just had to take a 5 minute break and by the time I read and start a new thread.. it has been 10 already. I will be back.

04-13-2002, 09:15 PM
I just want to post to get my emails from the new thread...everybody must be off doing fun stuff...I'm just sitting here after an argument with dh...I will not eat. I won't give him the satisfaction.


04-13-2002, 10:06 PM
Got my painting done... I noticed the We share laughter and tears. and have to say most of my day has been tears.

Long story I won't bore you with but wanted to check in and say Hi...:wave: I miss you all, must be the nice weather. I hope you are all having a fun, good day.


04-13-2002, 10:33 PM
Happy Birthday Baylee

I am running today no time to post I'll let you know how the reception went later.

04-14-2002, 12:30 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAYLEE !!! :hb: :hb: :hb:

Hope your having a wonderful day.

It's a beautiful spring day. From 5:30am to 12:30pm I cleaned the yard. I trimmed the hedge, lawn mowed, weeded, sprinkled, planted, made a little path with pavers, and sprayed. How's that for keeping my mind off of food. My body has arms like spaghetti, a 100 year old back, cracks in my fingers and heels. Guarantee tub bath tonight. I feel good though. Ate well, had a choc chip cookie for treat. I've been drinking lots of water. I have three things left on my list for this weekend: clean the aquarium, wash the dog, and sew a dress.

Lucky, I hope by now you feel better. If not, go have yourself a nice walk. I walked in from the yard with my body stiff and my schizo brother started raging. Yard therapy down the drain. I went shopping and bought more plants. Thank God, he never drives me to eat like my sisters do.

Kat, you go girl. That's the attitude. No one will drive us to eat. We're in control of our emotions. Everyone can manipulate us until they're blue in the face. Just say no.

Enjoy your evening,

04-14-2002, 10:05 AM
Boy... when you don't stay up all night you lose a lot of posting time. :lol: I was in bed by 9:30 last night and asleep by 10pm.
I woke up at 11:15 and was ready to go.. :rolleyes: .. but I forced myself to stay in bed and slept till almost 7am. (So this is what it feels like to be normal) LOL

We did not get finished painting yesterday. I should rephrase that.. my husband did not. I spent the day hunting for bedspreads and curtains. I would find one but not the other.
For someone who HATES shopping.. I have sure been doing a lot of it lately. Plus... I still have accessories to shop for once I pick the bedspread and curtains. And I need a new light fixture on my ceiling fan... it is soooo blah and dated.

Kat.. sorry to hear about argument with DH. I just hate it when I get upset with anyone. I am glad to see that you keep hanging in there. Those good days will add up and you WILL reach your goal.

Luckylady... sorry to hear your day was full with tears. :(
Been there, done that ...and it is not fun. You won't bore us if you want to share. I certainly have shared my sob stories with you many times.

Mary... okay gal.. time to tell us how your reception went. We are all ears. You are certainly a busy woman.

Malia...WOW !!!! You are one hard working woman. I am truly envious of you. This little green guy is me green with envy. :s: Oh how I use to love to mow and rake. I never was one much for gardening though. I have never been able to get on my knees.
I must agree with you.. hard work is good therapy.

And Michelle... I have one word for you. ROAR !!!!!
Watch out woman... I am BACK !!!! and I am determined !!! once again. :D I seem to have this pattern of on again .. off again too. But.. I am ON today.
I can't think about what this weight is costing me... or what I am going to do when I lose it. It just depresses me too much.
BUT I can think about what I have to do TODAY to lose this weight.

Today I have to drink my water.
Today I have to eat at least 2 serving of veggies.
Today I have to MOVE this body.
Today I have to feed my mind as well as my body good food.
Today I don't care what this weight has cost me... nor what I will be like thinner... I only have today.. and I am going to make the best with what I have.

ROARRrrrrrrrr !!!!!! :lol:

Okay... now that I have made my new beginning again... this little pussy cat is going to go start her day. :smug:

04-14-2002, 01:45 PM
Hey guys!!! No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth....it just felt that way. I pulled a couple of doubles and have been dead to the world! :dizzy: Two mornings in a row, the first shift replacement didn't show up, and me, being the moron that I am, volunteered to stay. :p And don't get me wrong....that overtime $$$$ will be nice, but I'll be too tired to spend it! :lol: (Maybe 2cute can help me.....seems she's been doing a lot of spending lately)

I know what I'm about to type is really in response to things that were said on the last thread, but I feel I need to say them. 2cute: I do know what it means to feel guilty about eating. I usually come in from work and crash, but this morning I came in and stayed up and have eaten non stop. Don't get me wrong...I have eaten OP....and counted my points, just felt guilty eating. I had to keep mentally talking to myself to make me stop feeling that way. Sometimes it gets so bad, I have to pull out my journal and actually WRITE DOWN the words, "Tina....you did nothing wrong. Stop beating your self up......and blah...blah...blah."

Kat: When I read your post about the place that we were going toghether, I had tears in my eyes. It simply amazes me that sometimes I feel that I am the only person in the world who feels this way, who has all these terrible feelings, and then I read post after post of people who are just like me. People that are scared of the same things I'm scared of......want the same things I want....NEED the same things I need. After I read your posts, and then 2cutes and then Mary's, I just have to tell you guys about the land I am going to.......

The land I'm going to has no granny panties..:rolleyes:. It is a land where I can sit, and not have my stomach laying on top of my legs, It is a place where I can drive in a car where the seatbelt does not feel like it is choking me. I can ride ALL the rides in this wonderful place and not ever be afraid that I won't fit. I can visit any movie theatre or ballgame stadium without the sides of the metal chairs digging into my legs and causing bruises. I can walk into any restaurant there and not have to sit at a table or look for a booth that has a table that scoots. In this land, I am not scared of my face being plastered in the local newspaper or having an article done on me on the 10:00 news saying, "LOCAL WOMAN GETS STUCK IN TURNSTYLE". I can easily fly through any turnstyle there might happen to be. I won't feel intimidated or paranoid whenever I walk past a group of people and they start laughing and I just know their laughing at the fat woman. I will not cringe when I walk past the talking weight scale in the mall as it hollers out loudly.."Have you checked your weight today?"......for I will not mind how much I weigh. I will not see the heartbreak and hear the pain in my son's voice as he tells me that yet another one of his friends called his mama fat and he had to defend me. I will look in the mirror and only see one chin. When I order tickets to a racing event, I won't have to ask the embarrassing question, "Are your seats "back only" or are there arms on the seats?" I won't feel the humiliation of sitting at a redlight and hear the guy next to me say, "Yeah, but she's fat." No child will come up to me while I'm sitting in the doctors office and ask me in front of a room full of people if I can fit inside my house. A bathing suit on me will not look like a rubber band wrapped around a beach ball. I will not sit on the sidelines and let LIFE pass me by. I will go to this land and will LIVE.

Sorry to write a book my friends, I was just so inspired by the topic, I had to have my say.

Michelle: I hope you know how much your posts mean to me. You have the best ideas and I love when you post what you eat. Sometimes I feel I'm burnt out eating the same-o same-o low fat things and you come here and give this really creative idea or tell us what you just ate for lunch or dinner and I am immediately inspired. You are the best girl.

Baylee: Happy birthday to you girl. :hb: :hb:

I know I should spend more time on individual replys, but I just got off work at 7:00, and it's almost 1:00 and I have yet to go to bed and I am exhausted. It's amazing how behind you get when you just miss a couple of days. I truly love all you guys from the bottom of my heart and I hope you know that. :love: :love:

04-14-2002, 02:04 PM
Good morning! Oh dear, its afternoon....where the heck did the morning go?

2Cute...I am roaring right beside you! Can you all hear us from where you are? I am determined!!! Today I have only eaten a 2 point WW cookie dough bar and some water. Andrew and I took John to pick up his truck and then went to the grocery store. Got some jumbo shrimp to cook on the grill tonight! I'm not sure what I am going to have for lunch. Andrew is eating chicken tenders.

I really gotta run..I'm starving and Andrew is into something he isn't suppose to be in. I'll be back!

04-14-2002, 02:59 PM
Isn't it funny how, when we are in the dumps, we are ALL in the dumps, and when we are ROARING and rarin' to go, we all roar together!! What a noise coming off this thread today! Yea us!!


I'm having a much better day today. DH and I made friends...I exercised, went to my son's baseball game (1st one of the season) had a mango for breakfast...mmm...:T I haven't had lunch yet, but after the game, we brought my son to the ice cream parlor where my daughter works...(now I am a total sucker for ice cream...that and cookies are my biggest downfall)...I managed to have a dish of fat free/sugar free coffee ice cream, and enjoyed it! I do need to get some lunch soon, however. If I let myself get TOO hungry, all could be lost!!

Tina, you had me crying with your post...so many things I could relate to...I know we ALL can relate to! I just want to cross my legs at this point! God, that would make me happy!

No time for individual posts, I gotta get outside before the rain comes...weeding day for me...time to really clean out those beds, everything is blooming here, it's wonderful! I love spring! :cool:

See you later! Keep smiling! :) :) :)

04-14-2002, 07:14 PM
Hi everyone! :wave: I'm back from Indiana. The weather was just beautiful! They had a tent outside and we sat out most of the afternoon. Not warm enough for bugs yet I guess, because there weren't any. It was just lovely. :)

DH and I decided to have a fight last night too. Hate that, but it's what happens when somebody doesn't like to voice his displeasure in a positive manner as the unhappiness comes up....and likes to wait until it brews to the proper temperature and just BLOWS!!! :( Anyway, enough of that....we 'made friends' too! :)

I'm ready and raring to go for a new start myself! Enough of this eating with no plan crap! It's time to get going!!! I'm going to sit down tonight and plan at least dinners for this week. The days are never bad, I can stop almost anywhere now at fast food places when I'm on the go and get something in the neighborhood of 7-8 WW points, so daytime doesn't worry me. It'sthe working all day and coming home beat with no dinner plans that gets the better of me. So this week is going to be different! :D

I really don't have time for individual replies again tonight. I do apologize, I will do better in the future. But I have to say:

Tina: Your 'place' about sums it up! All of the things you mentioned are worth the effort it is going to take to get thinner and healthier. And,

2cute: I'm with you sister. I cannot dwell long on that 'place' and how it will be because it seems like so very far away. I will take this one day at a time, knowing that progress is what I'm looking for and 'that place' will come eventually if I just take that 'one day at a time'. And,

Baylee: I'm sooooo sorry I wasn't here to wish you a happy birthday yesterday. Sooooooo, Happy Belated Birthday, to You!!!

I'm going out while there's still some daylight and take my windows apart that are next to my front door. I have two long, narrow windows beside my door and I'm going to do some glass painting on them. I want to get them down and washed and maybe start the 'leading' tonight. So off to work/play I go.

This quote is for all of you. You mean so much to me! :love:

"She (everyone on this thread) became for me an island of light, fun, wisdom where I could run with my discoveries and torments and hopes at any time of day and find welcome." - May Parton

04-14-2002, 08:24 PM
Tina...thanks for making me feel a big part of this group! I sat here and almost cried reading your "PLACE" I want to go to that place too! Take me with you!

Kat...me too on the fight with my significant other. It was a really bad night!! But today we are fine...my heart still hurts but we are fine. I am invincable!! LOL

Thin it sounds like you had a great time this weekend. Glad to see you back! And yes, planning does make a difference! Today I got these great big jumbo shrimp on sale for $5.99 a lb and I mean JUMBO!!! I decided to put them on the skewers, spray them with olive oil spray sprinkle them with salt, onion powder and italian seasoning and cooked them on the grill...they were sooo good. I had that a half a plate full of steamed broccoli cuts sprayed with the parkay butter spray and salt and pepper. I couldn't even finish my shrimp so I am going to have them tomorrow for lunch. I have learned that if I fill my plate with alot of steamed veggies I get really full for a longer period of time.

And here is another idea for a lunch, I take all the leftover veggies from the past few days and I spray them with butter spray, sprinkle with a little salt and then sprinkle with some cheese and put it in the microwave to heat it up. Sometimes I have this for a filling snack for 2 points. Or I put it all over a baked potato for a hefty lunch! That and the 0 point veggie soup will fill you to the gills! Sometimes I dont' put the tomatos in the soup. I like it better that way.

ok you guys...where is everyone!? Oh, I just have to tell you about one more thing I discovered. Actually two things...one is these little cookies, they are called Almond Thins and they are made by Jule Destrooper. Its an all natural product of Belgium. Butter Almond Cookies it says on the box. 5 of them are 2 points and that is enough....they taste soooo good! If you want to really cut it close...10 are 3 points...the mark is on the line so you can count it whichever way you want! I also bought a can of the low fat sour cream and onion pringles. 15 chips are only 1 point and that is plenty beside a sandwich. I use the WW bread for 1 point for 2 slices and put on whatever it is I want for the day. I made a grill cheese with 3/4 oz of sliced american cheese, and the butter spray. That was only 3 points and the pringles...that was 4 points for the whole lunch. Have some veggie soup for 0 points and you are stuffed to the gills again! LOL

Are you tired of me yet? I just seem to be babbling again! I guess I need some adult conversation! I should get going now...the baby needs to get to bed shortly but he really needs a bath again tonight....my how little boys get so dirty!

Have a great night! Michelle

04-14-2002, 08:44 PM
:spin: :spin: The Reception went great we had over 100 people. Had gobs of food left The library is having other programs this week so I left it for them to use. I mad chicken salad sandwiches DH loved them. we had mock champaign punch nuts, cheese platter, veggy tray, cookies, mini quiche, brownies, mints. Need I say more. My feet are killing me so I am going to go soak in a tub of hot water. see all of you tomorrow.

04-15-2002, 01:24 AM
I just love it when we all get excited about our recovery.
I feel real good about the whole thing again. :D

I can't stay long... I am taking a 15 minute break and I am off to shampoo my living room carpet... at 10pm. :eek:

My darling husband (bless his heart) worked all weekend like a dog for me. He hauled out all of our bedroom furniture and all of my junk. He redid all of our woodwork in the bedroom. (that is mainly all on his hands and knees) One layer of Kiltz and 3 layers of paint. He painted the ceiling and then the walls. He turned my fan blades over so now it looks like I have a new ceiling fan. Then he cleaned up all his messes and shampooed the carpet in our room, the guest room and the hallway. :dizzy: I worked that poor man to death in 2 days. LOL. He is getting a little bit worn out. LOL. And I must say.. it is looking good. :smug: My husband is "begging" to go back to work so he can rest. :lol:

I did a little bit of painting... but very very little. I mainly did all the errand running and I did the best thing I could do to save our marriage during remodeling.... I stayed out of his way. :lol:
I tend to be a little too "suggestive".. LOL ... and the best thing I can do is NOT give any advice. LOL
Well.. I wrote a whole lot more from here... but AOL knocked me off line before I remembered to copy it... so you are going to get a real short version now.

We went to a birthday party at 5pm today... got home about 8.
Then I shampooed my daughters bedroom carpet and I am determined to get the living room done tonight too. It will probably take me till midnight... but it will be worth it.

My new bedroom furniture gets deliverd tomorrow so I will have to stay off the phone lines until they call. I am so excited !!!!! Now if only I can keep it this room nice and new looking. LOL.
I am determined to not bring anything back into that room that does not have a permanent home.
My clutter is going to be DE-CLUTTERED !!!!!!!

Well.. when I started this letter it was only 10pm and then my daughter called from college and it was then after 11pm. Got on line and she emailed me... now it is 11:30. I HAVE to go and get that carpet shampooed. I planned on being done by midnight.. and now I am not even starting till midnight. :^:
No time left to tell you the rest that I lost when I got knocked off line nearly 2 hours ago. :rolleyes:
I will be in tomorrow after my furniture is delivered. I sure hope it looks as good in my room as it did on the showroom floor. LOL Cross your fingers and toes for me.

04-15-2002, 03:56 AM
Hi everyone,

I was happy to hear everyone so upbeat today. Was it a full moon yesterday? I didn't fight with anyone. It was me, a tub of bubbly hot water, candles, and music. I had a deep sleep and woke up to another beautiful hot day. I accomplished more than I dreamed: cleaned my bedroom, did laundry, and cleaned the aquarium. The aquarium wa bugging me forever.

Tomorrow, I'll be focusing on my plan once again. I have the tools, it's up to me to apply them. All of you are an inspiration to me. Keep up the good work.

Have a great Monday,

04-15-2002, 04:55 AM
Here it is nearly 3am and I am still up. :rolleyes:
And what makes it even worse.... my carpet never got cleaned. :(

i just kept finding so much that needed done more.
Husband's favorite work clothes needed washed, paperwork I put off, bills to find. and of course... a few things for the bedroom too. :o
Well .. now I am going to bed. Hopefully I will get to clean the living room carpet tomorrow... if not... oh well. I can't get it all done. I can either pay for another day... or do it another day.. or pay someone else to do it... or just forget it all together. The choice will be decided after a nights sleep.

Good night... ZZzzzz

04-15-2002, 07:25 AM
Wow 2Cute...you make me exhausted just reading your posts this morning! Today I am going to tackle the rest of the laundry and clean my son's room. I bought some rug cleaner to use until we rent the machine. It has high traffic areas and dog vomit stains! For some reason the dog likes to upchuck in the baby's room! Yuk..I know...too much information first thing this morning!
Sounds like you got yourself quite a man there....I too have to leave the situation because I get suggestive too...(I like that word!)

Malia....sounds like you had a relaxing day again! It was in the high 70's here yesterday and the next 3 days will be in the 80's and sunny! I love the spring weather!! I am going to take my son outside or to the park today for sure!

Baylee you sound like you have a day planned for yourself. Thats the way to success...planning planning planning!!

Mary would have lost control on the cheese platter and the nuts. Two of my favorite foods!!

Well its time to get the little boy some breakfast...see if he throws it on the floor again this time! My little angel has suddenly turned into a little brat!

I'll be back later! Have a great OP kind of day to day!


04-15-2002, 09:06 AM
Wow! We are a productive bunch, aren't we? 2cute, you definitely win the prize though! Your room sounds great, I'd LOVE to re-do my bedroom...starting with a new mattress...my back is KILLING me this morning!! I know it's not just the mattress, I spent quite a few hours gardening yesterday...mainly pulling weeds and turning over the soil. prep work for what's to come. Everyone went in different directions yesterday, leaving me to my dirt and weeds...I love it...can't wait to get out there again today...after a couple of Motrin...and exercise...and a trip to the grocery store...I have got to go food shopping...I've put it off all weekend...

I don't think I cooked once the entire weekend. We went out for Japanese food last night...no need to worry about overeating there! I had the most delicious seaweed salad...sounds gross, but it was wonderful...miso soup, sushi, a bit of beef teriyaki, and just had to sample the tempura shrimp (2, plus some tempura veggies)...I swore I would stay away from anything fried, but it looked (and was!) so good!

Monday morning. back on track, right? I have been reading "the Fat Flush Plan" and while there are some interesting ideas about what to eat and when to eat it, I think for now I'm going to stick with good ol' WW. Realistic food. I NEED my carbs! Maybe I don't need so many of them, but I know how to eat within the WW points system, so that is my mission for today...yes today, I'll think about tomorrow, tomorrow (Scarlett here!) For now, I'm going to worry about one day at a time...I'm going to measure out my water for the day, plan my menu, and I'm off to Curves @ 9 am...tomorrow is weigh in/measure/body fat analysis...any change will be one for the better!

Well, I sure have rambled on and on, haven't I? Gotta go feed the boy and get him off to school...I'll be back!

04-15-2002, 10:23 AM
Happy Monday Morning all
I am tired for some reason.:)

Boy 2cute you are a busy lady. I would love to repaint my whole house but I am painted out for right now.

I promised to volunteer at the library some this week . This is National Library Week and we have programs all week.

Well I have to eat breakfast and get dressed. I'll check in later. have a good day ladies.

04-15-2002, 10:35 AM
Good Morning everybody! :wave: I thought I was up early and would get the first post of this Monday morning, but I should have known better. 2cute is always up before the crack of dawn. Although I don't think it should count because it's just that she hasn't gone to bed yet! :eek: The rest of you need to get some sleep, geeze!!! :spin:

I got the side windows off and washed and now they're laid out on my dining room table. I didn't get them leaded last night though, just off and washed. I need more ambition. :o

I don't know about you, but I'm going to give it my best shot.
NO MORE giving in to temptations!
NO MORE disruptions to my program!
NO MORE eating mindlessly!
NO MORE distractions!
It is time to move on and get HEALTHY!!!!

Michelle: I've never tried shrimp grilled on skewers. I have copied your seasonings and I will definately try that. I usually add them to stir fry or a seafood salad with crab meat and FF mayo with some celery and onions. :T

Mary: Sounds like the reception was a great success. And you were too for not eating too much of all that tempting food. :)

2cute: You wear me out, girlfriend!!! I would have pooped out long ago, and here you are the Energizer Bunny! YIKES! :spin: I know that new furniture is going to be lovely and you're really going to enjoy your new decorating. It took me buying and bringing home 5 different comforter sets before we settled on the one we kept. They sure look different on the bed than they do in a bag!

Baylee: Thanks for the info on weightloss programs being tax deductible. I kept hearing on the news that they were, but no particulars on how it was going to work. It is as I suspected though, part of the medical deductions, which we can never take because our health insurance is too good. We'll see if the law prompts insurance companies to cover some of the cost. That would be more beneficial to me than having it be tax deductible. :(

Malia: That tub, candles and music sounds too good! I'm green with envy that you have the time for such pampering...and quite frankly...that you can get up out of the tub. Once I'm down, I can't get out so it's showers for me! :o

Katrina: I can't wait to hear about the fruits of your labors at Curves tomorrow. You've been real diligent about going and it's sure to pay off. Those Curves places are sure cropping up all over! :D

Well girls, it's time to head out to work. I'm doing kid's clothing at Sears today and some exit interviews at Lowe's. Hope you all have a great day!

Oh, I almost forgot, here's what I'm thinking will be my dinners for this week:
Monday: Grilled or baked Salmon, salad, baked potatoes
Tuesday: Beef Roast, roasted potatoes, veggies and salad
Wednesday: Spaghetti, salad, rolls
Thursday: Stir fry of some sort
Friday and Saturday we're out of town again.......

Now that it's in writing I have committed to doing it and that, my friends, is a start!!!

"Iwant to love first, and live incidentally." - Zelda Fitzgerald

04-15-2002, 12:26 PM
Some days I just can't stay away from here! I just got back from exercise...I feel great. I was going to go grocery shopping, but THIS TIME, I'll eat something first and not go RAVENOUS like I usually do and then eat my way through the bags as I empty them! :ink:

Thin...I'm planning my menus for the week too...keeps me on track and makes it easier to shop!
Monday-pork chops, stuffing, brussels sprouts
Tuesday-grilled chicken breast, brown rice pilaf, broccoli
Wedneday-lasagne, salad
Thursday-london broil, garlic mashed potatoes, carrots
Friday- grilled shrimp (thanks, Michelle!) sweet potato fries, salad
Saturday/Sunday...something on the grill outside, weather permitting.

I'm making jello sf/ff instant pudding/ff cool whip/low fat graham cracker dessert to keep my sweet tooth happy, maybe I'll pick up some 'skinny cows' too, if they have them!:moo:

Mary...I'll bet you're tired! You are one busy woman! Your library is lucky to have you! I love the library, plan on going later today.

Baylee...I'm glad your birthday was nice...do you get to see your grandchildren often? My in laws are in CA, so we usually see them once a year, but my kids are their only grandchildren, so I know it's hard on them! We keep up by sending videos and usually talk once a week on the phone.

2cute...what a man you have there! I've been waiting for new molding in my kitchen since November! Can you send him to NJ for a few days?

Michelle...I remember the "food tossing" days very well! What wasn't on her face was all over the high chair, walls, floor...I don't recall my son being such a little pig though! I hope you keep the camera handy...we do have some priceless shots (good for blackmail as teenagers!)

Tina...is today Wisconsin for you? I always love to hear your progress...you are on a STREAK, woman!

Lucky, where are you, honey? Come see us, we miss you! I hope those tears have turned into smiles and laughter...come here and laugh with (at?) us, we are a comical group! :joker:

Malia...boy did you earn that luxurious candlelit bath! You've been a busy little bee! Family members DO have a way of bringing you down though, don't they? I hope not for long though.

Jen, Andria, Duckie...where the heck are you gals? Come on back, let us know what's happening...

I hope I didn't forget anyone...I REALLY have to go now...

Have a great, OP day!

I'll leave you eith this thought...

Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic.
--Rosalind Russell

04-15-2002, 12:47 PM
I just saw this and thought of all of you...

"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have
trouble remembering how to fly."

Thank you, all my angels! :angel:

04-15-2002, 01:45 PM
It's here ... It's here... It's here !!!!!!
They called at 8am and told me they would arrive between 10-12 and they just left at 11am.
I still don't have time to visit though.
I never did get the carpet cleaned... so I have to do that and return the rug shampooer
I also need to go mail my tax papers. yes... I wait till the LAST minute. :lol:
I have a friend that drives to the post office at 10pm April 15th each year to hopefully get on the news. LOL

I am sooo excited !!! I can't wait to make all the final decisions about my new room. Thin you are sooo right. They do look different in the bags. LOL
It will take me a good 2 weeks miniumn I am sure. I have to "see" it before I can make any decisions.

Enough about my bedroom. How about my food?
So far ... so good. :D I want to thank all of you that share your neat ideas with your meals. It really helps. And I also want to thank you for sharing about your exercise too. It just gives me that "umph" I need. It also helps me to get off this computer a little more and get MOVING.

Well friends... I want to reply to each and everyone of you... but my carpet and my new bedroom awaits me. :p

04-15-2002, 02:28 PM
Hi everyone,

Finally got to come back and visit. Things have been busy and stressful as usual.

I did not get my 50 pound star yet. I didn't go to WW on Saturday. I am a mess. Not that I am doing terrible OP, but I just can't stay motivated. I do well some days and bad others. I need motivation and consistency.

I am still exercising and drinking my water, but not journaling.

Work is still very stressful. It didn't help that it was tax time either, so I had to do my family's taxes and that limited my me time and my family time. I am exhausted after running around all weekend. I had mom-to-mom sales to go to on Saturday and then some more shopping, and then a wedding reception. Sunday was grocery shopping and a bridal shower. What weekend? Next weekend looks just as full. I sure need a vacation.

Anyhow just wanted to saw I missed you all and hope to post regular again.


04-15-2002, 04:12 PM
Hi everyone! :wave: I came back to revamp my statement of NO temptations! How silly of me to think there would be no temptations, just because I said so. Sheesh! :rolleyes:

The temptations will never go away. We just need to walk away from them. As I walked out of Sears today somebody was sitting at their desk with Taco Bell. I walked out in the parking lot and there was Steak n Shake with those inviting Vanilla shakes. YIKES! Temptations everywhere! :devil:

But I walked away. Yes, without a second thought this time, I walked away. I went through the drive-thru at Wendy's (because when you go in you smell all those yummy smells) and got one of those Mandarin Salads. I think I'm hooked. I did use the almonds, but not the crispy noodles and reduced fat Ranch dressing. 7 WW points!!! And it measures 3 servings of fruits/veggies. WooHoo!

I had an apple for breakfast so that makes 8 points so far today. I CAN DO THIS!!!!

Katrina: My kitchen cupboards got redone 12 years before I got the new moldings put up. You just haven't waited long enough! :D Mine got put up when we were preparing for my oldest son's graduation from high school. * Your menu looks good too. I think that's what we all need is more ideas so we have less 'grab it and run' experiences with food. I have my pistachio fluff already made and will do up some apple salad before dinner.

2cute: I know just how you feel. It's amazing how happy we can get redoing our rooms, especially when our rooms are the last to get done and haven't been 'freshened' in years....like mine!

Susie: Glad you came back. I was wondering what happened to you. Sounds like work is going to be an ongoing stressful problem. I hope you get some relief soon.

Well girls, I've got to run back out to work. Take care and have a great day!

04-15-2002, 07:38 PM
Just thought I would drop in long enough to say that my food is good. :D :D :D
I got plenty of a work out from shampooing my carpet. Whew !!! I drank a gallon and sweated two. :lol:
I got my taxes mailed... it was fun ... so many of us who wait till the last day. :p
And I still love my bedroom. :love: I just can't imagine how much I will love it when I pick out a border and curtains and such.
I have got to go fix dinner... I am making my dear dear husband a HUGE steak and salad. :T He certainly deserves it.
I am sooo sleepy you wouldn't believe it. I wish I could live on "my" timetable instead of the rest of the world's. :rolleyes:
See you all tonight. :wave:

04-15-2002, 08:12 PM
Hi! :wave: Gotta ask......is it ok if I swap days????? You know.....just when you think you have a plan......all **** breaks loose!! :eek:

I was sitting here, minding my own business, when my oldest yells from the basement, "mom, we have a leak down here." What he should have said was, mom, we have a lake down here. YIKES! I ran downstairs to find water all over the laundry room. It seems that my hot water tank decided to 'tank'!!! Leaking from the bottom, full tank. YUCK! And the worst part is all the stuff that needs to be re-washed because somebody (no telling who) likes to wash, fold, and never put away so there were baskets and baskets of laundry down there. :mad:

DH and #1 son just finished taking the old tank out and have left to go find a new one, then home to do the install. :(

So......long story short (oops, too late! :rolleyes: ) I switched from the fish to the roast beef for tonight so that I could just put it in the oven and leave, finish my last job for the day, and be able to serve dinner sometime in between uninstalling and reinstalling my new tank! :spin:

Food has been good today. I have behaved myself and am proud of the job I've done. Hope you are all doing just as good. I stopped at the fruit market and loaded up on all the goodies; kiwi, apples, oranges, pea pods, grapefruit, lettuce and grape tomatoes. I even bought a leek. Don't know what the heck to do with it, but I bought it anyway. I think I had a recipe that uses them. The real key here will be to find the recipe before the leek dies in my fridge. :o Love to all. :love:

P.S. I keep forgetting to ask you guys. Do you know of any household remedy or formula that will set the dye in clothing???? I have been able to fit into Just My Size denim leggings from Walmart. But I have had a devil :devil: of a time with them because the dark denim blue bleeds.....onto everything. My legs get blue when I where them, it transfers from my legs to the white (not any more) toilet seat (I know, too much information). My seat in my van that used to be beige is now blue. My hands get blue from having them in my lap when I watch TV. The tops of my tennies, my socks, my underwear.....all blue. I understand this happening the first couple of times that I wear them, but a couple of these pairs are a couple months old and have been washed dozens of times and still do it. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks bunches!!!:^:

04-15-2002, 08:41 PM
Just me reporting in after a TOTALLY successful day! I'm sorry, but I need to brag, if only to myself to show myself that this CAN BE DONE! The key is consistency...

I had to switch my menu too, I made tacos for the gang, but MY dinner was SO much better! I heated up fat free refried beans, took about 4 oz of the meat mixture, lettuce, salsa, 2 Tbsp ff sour cream and chopped onion, and 1 oz cheese...layered them on my plate and scooped them up with 18 "WOW" Tostitos...:T...Dinner was about 15 points, but I had only used 10 points during the day, so I'm still good...AND, there's room for dessert! (Which is already made, just have to add strawberries for a lovely 4 point dessert!

I love this feeling of control...I just have to hang on to it! It really is fun, trying to create a hearty meal, keeping within my points range...and it can be done! :D

Sorry about the water heater, Thin...:?: don't you HATE spending money on things like that? I prefer to spend the $$$ on things like 2cute is spending on! I'm going to Macy's tomorrow, I just may have to pick up a new "bed in a bag," for myself...the rest will come ....someday......... sigh...

I'm off to bed...back to work tonight after 5 days off...you KNOW my butt will be draggin' tonight!

Have a wonderful night, all...:wave:

04-15-2002, 08:44 PM
I just read your bit about blue dye, Thin...I think there's something about washing with salt or vinegar or something like that. Seems like it was a "Hint from Heloise." I think I have a book of hers, will see if I can find something.


04-15-2002, 10:12 PM
Whoa, halt, stop.
It is time for a new thread.
Come join in the fun at the new ongoing thread... #156
See you all there. :wave: