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04-19-2002, 06:13 PM

Welcome to a thread full of encouragement, support and humor as we share our lives, as we restore health, lose weight and raise a family! We welcome newcomers as well as all of our regulars!

Be sure and go back to SAHM'S 40 to catch up on what has been going on in our lives. (A lot has happened in the past several weeks, so don't forget to look at the old posts!) We are glad that you are here!

04-19-2002, 06:19 PM
A sick feeling just hit me, did someone already do this and start a new thread???????? Hmmmmmm.
Well, I just came on to see what was going on and was surprised to read all that I missed yesterday. I will have to come back on later and read carefully the repiles from the last thread.
We have been busy- softball, and helping out at school and just life in general.
Good news, I finished Dd's dress. (she loves it). I am so happy about that- as I do love to sew and craft. I'm one of those real homebody types (so this life of living in the van or a softball field really suits me, eh?)

I promise to get back on later and address each of you. But before I forget- Misti, you have such a kind and beautiful face. I hope that you can get a breather soon!!!!!!

Sheila- remember to get out for that cholesterol recheck!!!!!!!! You can reduce the cholesterol with just excercise and weight loss. Mine (had it checked 2 weeks ago) dropped 30 points- from an increase in excercise and losing 20#. (got it down to 179).
And eating oatmeal. I hope that your recheck is better too.

Gotta go make dinner (burritos for the gang, salad for me).
See ya later........I gotta scoot!

04-19-2002, 06:52 PM
Gonna put in a clickable link so I can go back and read the posts on the other thread and still be able to post and read at the same time

so...........-------->CLICK HERE<-------- (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?threadid=15350) and see the old post in another window to catch up if you are missing

Will post later I gotta get going Hope you didnt mind the clickable link it helps me

04-19-2002, 11:13 PM
hello again ladies!! Boy I bet you are tired of hearing from me!! :)
I just wanted to post this last one for today to inform all that this was indeed another great OP day! :D AS for the option for dinner I went with spaghetti after all. I just wanted it so bad. But I only has one bowl and one small piece of garlic bread to go with it so I am quite proud of myself. And I enjoyed every bite! So day 4 was good now on to day 5.
Congrats on finishing the dress Ginny! I love to sew too. Not that I'm good at it but I enjoy it on occasion. Right now I'm borrowing my mom's machine. Someday I'd like to sew something wonderful. Like a suit for my DH or something of that nature. You have such a busy life. I do't know how you do it.
Well, the kids are down for the count tonight and DH just ran to the store for some groceries so it's me and my computer. I think I may go play a game or two. See ya'll tomorrow!!

04-20-2002, 12:03 AM
Good evening!
First of all, Sheila, you are a genius! 1. Because you realized that you were dealing with a bear of little brain here who would never figure out how to do the clickable link by myself and 2. because you set up the clickable link! It is great........now I just have to read.......

Misti- congrats on being a loser!!!!!!!!!
Spryng- glad that you got your house in order!! (now, can someone get up here and get mine in order????)
Jackie- we loved Ice Age. Glad that you saw it too!
Jen- we will miss not hearing from you this weekend. Hope that the weather is good for the little league start!

Well, despite all my good intentions of a long post, I am tired.
We have a very full day tomorrow, so I had better go get some rest. Have a great weekend.

04-20-2002, 12:11 AM
Hi everyone, had a very busy day.. Tommorrow will be just as busy, a friend is stopping by for awhile. the ac is on, and my son is doing better with teething, after 6 months of no teething!!

Well Spryng, I am glad to hear that you are STill doing well, and I know you will continue..Misti congratulations on the loss! To everyone else, keep up the work, and it will pay off

I will weigh in tomorrow, and post the results, my pants feel looser, but I am still crossing my fingers. Havent messed up once this week!! I am so pleased, and not very hungry, but hungry enough to nourish myself properly!! well talk to you all later!!


04-20-2002, 12:53 AM
Day two down! I had no problem staying OP. Thanks for all the good cheer. I need it you gals are the best.

Ginny~ thanks for starting the new thread, and the compliments.
Sheila~ thanks for the clickable
Spryng~ Keep up the great work, I never get tired of seeing your posts.
T-Girl~ good to hear from you. Hope you are staying cool and the baby keeps getting better.
Jackie~ let us know how the movie goes.
Gemini~ hope the men and their ball games don't drive you buggy!

Sorry to be so short girls. I'm off to bed! Nighty Nite!

04-20-2002, 08:42 AM
Good Morning!!!
122# this morning on the scale!:jig:

Spryng~ I forgot to answer your question last night:o. Ensure has 250 calories. I'm still taking my vitimins and calcium, with it though.

Well, I just wanted to share my loss!

:cool: Have a beautiful day!

04-20-2002, 02:51 PM
Good afternoon all! I guess I'm the ony non-busy one today. You girls seem to never post much on weekends because you are so busy. Well, my weekend isn't until sundau and monday so here I am .... all alone.... :p just kidding! No I mean I am here all alone but I don't worry when I don't see many posts on the weekend.
Well anyway, I hope everyone's day is going well. I know mine is. Staying OP so far! Day 5 already. Wow, almost a week down. I got on the scale this morning just to see if I'd lost anymore and I haven't. Staying the same. That's ok though. I don't mind a bit. I know I'm doing the right thing and it will come off soon. :)
It's another hot and humid day in oklahoma. I'm hoping to take the kids swiming tomorrow. It will be my ds first time to go. That's always exciting. My kids are water dogs!
Well, just wanted to check in. I'll be back on later. Bye!
Oh I have a question. How do you girls get those cute pictures under your names on the left?? You know where mine says mascot? I would like to put a image there too. Thanks. Bye!

04-20-2002, 10:44 PM
Hey everyone things are going great,, I am busy today, but here is the result,, 3 pounds lost in the past week!! I am very pleased, I did not eat anything high in fat, or sugar, etc.. Well missed my workout, due to comany, but I am going to get at it now.. Talk to you all later!:)


04-21-2002, 10:49 AM
Hi everyone! Does anyone know if Ginny lives near where the earthquake was?

Ginny~ let us know. Are you okay?

T-Girl~ way to go with your 3# loss! That is so great. I'm really glad your diet is agreeing with you.

Spryng~ I'm always around on the weekends with the exception of church which I missed today. Everyday is Monday here. Since Dh works here on the farm where we also live.

Hope you all are having a great OP day!

edited to correct spelling:o

04-21-2002, 03:22 PM
Lilbitofsunshine, thanks,, I am glad it is agreeing too. I am having a pretty good OP day, but it;s like my appetite vanished, Have to remind myself when I have to eat..hmm well, everyone must be busy, I wish you all well and stay OP, ok.. Take care..


04-22-2002, 01:25 AM
No time to post, but was wondering the same about Ginny. I know she lives somewhere in Up State NY, where the quake was. Hopefully she just had a busy weekend & is ok. I'll try & post more tomorrow. (Still haven't finished Friday's post yet!) Busy weekend for me, but got a lot done. Until later, take care!!

04-22-2002, 10:11 AM
I just came on for a quick hello. You ladies amaze me (honestly, I sit here with tears coming down my face). Thanks so much for caring- (Misti and Jackie) about my wellfare. (Jackie, you did the same to me around 9/11 when I was unable to post for a few days because of communications problems). Anyway, the epicenter of the quake was around 45 miles from my house. I was out for my walk/jog when it happened- but Dh was up reading the paper and noticed that the china closet tinkled from it.
Thankfully, we are just fine- and noone I know was impacted badly from it. (Hey, come to think of it......I could have caused the dumb quake with my fat tummy jogging up and down!) So, I am ok, although a little bit beat up from the weekend and badly needing some time off. But I do appreciate you concern- I needed that kindness this morning. Thanks!

Misti and Latisia- congrats on the weight losses!!!!!!!

Spryng- congrats on staying OP! You are doing great.

Someone asked about those little pictures that are below some names. They are called avatars- and you get them by going into your personal settings (?) screen and click on avatar. Usually there are 15 or so to choose from. And they change them from time to time.
Got another busy one.
See ya later!!!

04-22-2002, 11:20 AM
I'm so glad you are okay Ginny. I kept checking for your post hoping you were just having a busy weekend. I really hope you get some "off" time. Good luck.

Sorry girls I don't have much to post about... I was just checking in to see that Ginny was okay.

Jackie~ hope things slow down for you too.

I'll try and post more tonight!

04-22-2002, 11:57 AM
Good Monday morning, girls. :)

First off, glad to hear Ginny is ok. Some people around here (north/central MAss.) claimed to feel some rumbling... I did not. However, I was still in bed at the time and we have a water bed, so I would have just thought it was dh rolling over! :lol:

To all you "losers"... CONGRATS! :strong: And to those staying OP... woooooooo hooooooooo!

To the busy Moms... I am right there with ya. Spent Saturday cooking for dh's football buddies... we had guests here til 8pm.:dizzy: Sunday was opening day, and the kids had a blast! Weather was a bit cool, and believe it or not, we're expecting snow today! Actually, we've already had some light sleet. Ahhhhhhh, spring in New England!

Today, I am starting a new program. Actually, it's the old program I was on (low cal, low fat), but I'm restarting it. I have not been on a scale in weeks, but wouldn't be surprised if I've gained back most of the 15lbs I've lost. I will weigh tonight and start over from there. I am going to shoot for losing 15-20lbs by my birthday, which is May 22 (I'll be turning 30!). The first few days is always the hardest for me, and I have to work tonight, so that's an extra challenge. But you girls have been doing so well lately, and I am being left in the dust! Time for me to get up, dust off, and run with ya's!

Hope everyone is well... I'm going to hit the bike! Talk soon.... :wave:

04-22-2002, 12:38 PM
Hi everyone :wave:
ECmom Glad to see your doing OK ..Just so you know I did make it to this appointment for my cholestoal test .. Could not eat till after 8:30 appointment and wouldnt you know it I was up most the night with atoothache.. (A filling loss ) So anyway I will find out sometime this week about the results.. I did find a Half and Half creamer made by Land O lakes that is fat free cholestorol free and 20 calories so if my results are bad at least I will still have my creamer!!! :lol:
Gemini They weather poeople are predicting 2 inches of snow today /tonight ( whenever it gets here) Cant believe we had 90 degrees last week for temps...You right this is spring time in New England..But DD has alll this week of for vacation..
I admit I am not an onliner during the weekend .. Although I did do a few postings I couldnt hit every thread I belong to.:( Anyway Saturday we went looking at some furbabies and to make a long story straight I was attacked by a shetlered Cat named Tina , a siamese beauty that didnt like me.. She ended up drawing blood when she bit into my wrist.. Which upset my son and I have been bitten by cats before but since this was a animal shelter and Tina did have personality problems with the volunteers but never to the point of drawing blood they had to quarantine her for ten days and she will be put to sleep.. I felt terrible about that so badly that when I was filing my accident report I starting crying my eyes out.. The shelter usually doesnt put to sleep any animal but due to the mannerisms with her in the past and the non so pleasant attitude with me they had no choice.. I still feel bad but in a way I am glad she attacked me and not some little child that wouldnt be as used to kitty bites. We still didnt adopt any but we willlook again this weekend..
Yesterday my family and I stayed in and did alot of cleaning..Hubby even washed the kitchen floor with bleach and water!!! Everytime I try the bleach I get hit with an asthma attack.. DD brought 10 garbage bags of stuff outta her room alone clothes that are too small and bags of stuffed animals ..DS felt out of place because he couldnt do his room all by himself so he says but he helped in other areas .. I am still not fully caught up but I am getting there..
Ahhhh I am sorry if this post is a little off spelling wise or proper english wise .. I took a vicodin for the toothache and I anm in a bit of a fog..
I noticed something about my spare tire today.. It is getting smaller!!! Ever since my son was born and they did the up and down type C section (transverasal?) my lower tummy area has been difficult to get rid of.. Lately it has been getting a bit smaller which feels great I was tired of having that skin flap hanging all the time.. ( sorry for the graphic)
Well all I am off I will check on you all later on
Take Care

04-22-2002, 02:22 PM
Happy Monday all!! Well it is for me. This past weekend went well. Yesterday I was a little off plan but not bad so I still feel good about it and today my best friend (the one I was matron of honor for) is coming to visit. They live two hours away so this is a real treat. I am so excited to see her! So my DH has been a sweetie and helped me get some housework done that I've been putting off, like cleaning out the entertainment center and cd case. Now it's neat and organized again. Then we found a suprise. We found a controller to our nintendo gamecube and the wire had been bit in half!! By TODDLER teeth!!!! :devil: So we had to throw it away. That's mine and my DH game. That was my DH controller. So he was a little upset. But o-well. 1 and 2 year olds do that kinda stuff. We'll just have to buy another for him.
Anyway, I have a pot roast on for dinner and it smells heavenly already. I had some ramen noodles for lunch so I'll be on plan again today. I guess I just needed to be firm with myself at first because now it is coming like second nature again.
Now I didn't hear about any earthquake. Was it bad? Many people hurt?? Please fill me in. We have satelite tv and don't get any local channels so I never know what's going on in the news.
I'll talk to you girls later! :)

04-22-2002, 04:04 PM
Halfway thru a busy day here and I have a few minutes to check in and say hello.
To those of you who are being so good staying OP- congrats!!
Spryng- too bad about the controller there...just think of all the great stories you will have by the time that these little ones grow up!
Sheila- good for you getting the cholesterol check!!!! Knowledge is good- and even if the numbers are high you can work on this.
Rather sad about the kitty story. But I am glad that you are ok.
Hey, Jen- we are supposed to get snow here in NY too. Some spring, with a 40degree temperature shift in a week. (but I do like this better than the heat). Best of luck with your new program. Whatever you put back on will come off again. Hang in there.
Misti- how are things going for you? You have been up to your eyeballs too- are you holding up ok? Please remember you can unload here, it is not healthy to keep stress bottled up inside. And I hope that you are having a great day!

Jackie and Latisia- haven't heard from you yet..........hope that you are doing ok!

As for me- I wish I could report that my eating has been good. I started off great today and got some midday stress eating, which has thrown me off. It has been days since I had a really controlled eating day. Unfortunately, this happens around softball season- I can handle the eating out but just keeping up with life gets to me. Saturday Dd had a tournament all day at her school, and Dh and I were nominated to man the barbeque for the day- then I straighened up the lunch room there (it rained midday and poeple who should have stayed outside came in there)- then off to Ds's school help out with a benefit dinner there. All in all it was a 13 hour day from the time I left to the time I got home. I was really looking foward to Sunday, a quiet "day off" when Dh suggested that I take Dd to get her prom dress (I would personally rather have root canal without novocaine). So off we went to the mall.............:dizzy: That outing was not all that bad, Dd was actually in a pleasant mood. But then of course I did inform her that if she got snotty with me I would leave the mall immediately! We found a beautiful dress......with a boo-boo that cannot be fixed and is in a bad place. So now I am frantically checking out all the other stores to see if any of them have it in her size. No luck. And with the softball schedule the way it is............we just do not have the time. Oh, well....this will be interesting. Plus we are planning a 16th birthday party for her on the 18th of May. It is a surprise.....
Think I am going to need a week on a remote island by myself after that!!!!!!!!!
Gotta go. almost time to get Dd to ballet and Ds's bus should roll in any minute.
Take care.

04-23-2002, 12:15 AM
Good evening everyone. Well I tried to be good tonight. I really did. I didn't eat too much at dinner. 2 small pieces of roast beef and corn and potatoes to go with it. I had a slice of wheat bread with butter and then I had a slice of white with butter too (it just looked so good) then I made fat free brownies. Which I was hoping tasted nasty so I wouldn't eat many but they were absolutely delicious and I had two and a half. I have no idea how many cals I had today. I also drank tea with sugar in it. So I guess I blew it. But my best friend and her husband was here and I just didn't feel like being the "dieter" you know? Having to explain why I won't eat white bread or have dessert. She is a size 2. Really. So no matter what size I am I'll feel big beside her. But I have all week to make it up. DH goes to work tomorrow and so do I --- on myself. So I don't think I did any real damage.
My MIL went to the doctor today and called all upset. She weighs 346 lbs. And has a hard time breathing and walking and even putting her shoes on and she told her doctor about it and he was rude and said if you would stop shoving a fork in your mouth constantly you wouldn't have those problems! Can you believe it?? So she was upset and went and bought some herbal fat blocker diet pills. I feel bad for her. I know those pills don't work. I tried the exact brand she is on now and it doesn't work. She's the type of woman who won't even try a little bit to lose weight. Won't change any eating habits and my FIL is diabetic so it would do them both good to go on a diabetic diet. But he won't go without sugar. It's a mess. I want to feel bad for her but at the same time I can't because she does eat alot. Her portions are three times the size of mine or my DH. So if she would just cut portions then she would lose weight effortlessly. I don't know. Am I being too critical? I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said any of that. It's just that she complains about her weight everytime I see her as she is craming ice cream, cookies, or whatever down her throat. But still. She is struggling just like you and I. She just has a much longer road ahead of her. The doctor wants her to lose 200 lbs. That's so much. It's taken me over a year to lose 30 lbs. I couldn't imagine 200. I hope she does it this time. Even 100 lbs would help alot of her medical problems.
Well, I guess I should get off here. Sorry you had a bad eating day too Ginny. But I'm here with you. Lets get it right tomorrow ok?? You and me, all the way!!
Nighty Nite.

04-23-2002, 01:15 AM
Hello everyone, kinda rushing, had a very busy day, with many issues... Well Ginny I didnt know about the earthquake, I am glad you are well, ( everyone one always got on me about current events...) I stayed OP, and at this point I dont even have to fight myself not to eat anything, or feel like I am even trying. I think I have completely adjusted. How is everybody,, i will see if I can get on earlier, tomorrow.. Have a good night! SPryng, sorry to hear about you MIL, I know I and all of us do relate to her, the hard part is taking that first step..


04-23-2002, 11:06 AM
I was just in the middle of typing out my longest post ever when I got booted!! GRRRRRR!!! @!#$%^&@*!!!

Suffice to say, I was writing wonderful and supportive prose to all of you! :)

I stayed OP yesterday and did two 20 minute sessions on the bike. Weighed in and did gain back 5lbs of the 15 I lost, but at least not everything. So, I've started anew at 160lbs and am into Day 2. :)

Have a great day, everyone!!! :)

04-23-2002, 12:30 PM
Good morning!
Just thought I would check in and see how everyone was. I have another day of busy running around. (so what else is new, maybe I should just report when I am having a quiet day? It is easier to do that!)

Anyway- Latisia, good for you that you are "effortlessly" staying OP! Actually, it is not effortless at all, as we all know. Good for you that you are being so focused!!!!! This will show up on the scale. And won't Dh be happily surprised by you weight loss.

Spyrng- my heart goes out to you with your FIl and MIL. That Dr's comment was out of line- there is a right way and a wrong way to say everything! As you said, portion control is the key to it all. I hope that she realizes that soon. I too have a FIL who is diabetic (type 2) and it is a miracle that his blood sugar level is not worse than it is. He does not watch a thing- eats all the sugar he likes. Almost as though he has a death wish.......sorry to get so morose.

Jen- good for you with all that excercise and staying OP for day 2! Hard work pays off in weight loss:) .

As for me, I have to go in a minute. DD has a birthday party this afternoon (I still have to get the present!!!!!!!:o ) and will get my walk in then. My eating........still bad. I am slipping back into some bad habits. :( But, I can pull out of today within points if I behave myself for the rest of the day. Lets hope that I can.
Gotta go-
Have a great day!
(hey, Jackie, where ya hiding! Hope you are ok)

04-23-2002, 01:08 PM
Good morning all!
Well here I am trying to get my eating back in line today and all I can think about is FOOD!! I'm craving some serious chinese at the moment. Not that I can have any because I'm home with the kids and we only have one car. But still. I'm craving it bad. I haven't had breakfast yet and I'm sure that is causing it. So I need to go eat some fruit. I was re-thinking about yesterday though. I don't think I did as bad as I thought. I went over my calories but not over my maintain limit which is 2000. So I'm putting yesterday into a "ok" eating day. But today I want to be great. I keep thinking "I only have 10 lbs to go" that's all. I could have them off in four weeks or so if I just stick to my program 100% of the time. Why can't I do that?? It's just 10 lbs!!
Well anyway, I'm trying to stay optimistic about being at my goal by May 22. But if I don't get serious, really serious I won't make it.
I'll get back on later.

04-23-2002, 01:14 PM
Im back from the dentist !!!!! One tooth less even if the oral surgeon did say it could be saved by root canal.. I told him just take it I have a future of root canals in the near futurePLus every time I get a root canal I have to go back to get it redone and to be honest I didnt want the pain anymore so he did remove it..
I havent been able to eat since yesterday morning so I could say I have been good eating wise..LOL Except right now drinking coffee is a task ( i feel like I have half a face at the moment..:lol:)
Not good when wearing a white T shirt .. I am covered in coffee stains.. But will wait till I get the feeling back before I change..
Spryng: Although the harshness of your doctors comment was rude maybe she needed the harsh truth be told.. I know when I was seen by a doctor he once said to me " you know you would live great in a third world country , you would survive a long time just living off your body fat"..I weighed 295 at the time..It hurt but it moved me to change my thinking..
T Girl: Congrats on getting adjusted I know how tough starting can get at first..
Gemini : I was on earlier and got the boot so I thought it was a sign that I talk too much !!!!
ECMom : Have a great day with the birthday !!!
Sorry I am not to talkative now I am just trying to make sure I post something before I get the boot again
Take Care will check in Later

04-23-2002, 02:50 PM
"Jack Is Back" (For a little while, that is!) Ginny: I'm glad to hear that you're ok & didn't fall between any cracks in the road.
:lol: Latisia: Glad that you're ok too & didn't blow away! ;) I don't have time to post individually to any more of you right now, as I'm extremely busy! Yesterday I was home for about a total of an hour or so, besides to sleep. :yawn: I've been at a friends house putting together a picture scrap book for the Brownies bridging into Jr. Girl Scouts. I tell you, scrapping takes a long... time to do, but looks so rewarding when complete.
We finished about 6 pages between the two of us. I will work on some more pages at home as soon as I get done posting. I also have to sew on the numbers & patches for the girls new Jr. G.S. sache's. (sp?) We have 13 girls in our troop. We have the Brownie/G.S. bridging tomorrow night. I guess I won't be able to post much 'til this is all finished. I'm sure glad that my ds isn't as involved with after school activities. DD has been keeping me real busy between G.S., Dance Classes & riding lessons. :eek: I like keeping dd busy to keep her mind off of food & to enjoy the rewards of fun exercising too! (She doesn't realize that H.B. Riding & Dance Lessons help trim her down.) Speaking of keeping dd busy, & keeping her mind off of food: I'm still staying OP & have lost another pound! Well, enough babbling out of me. I promise to address the rest of you at a later time. Take care all!

04-24-2002, 12:45 AM
Hi everyone!

Ginny~ Ahhhh, prom dress hunting. What fun. Have you found "the one" yet? Hope you are getting your eating back in check. With all of the goings on you have had, you've probably needed the extra calories, points to keep from falling over. You always amaze me. Thanks for asking about me... I'll get to that. I get caught up in everyone elses things going on here I forget about me sometimes!

Spryng~ so sorry to hear about our MIL. And FIL also. It has to be hard on your DH worring about them in the back of his mind. And that comment was unprofessional. But it takes all kinds to make up this crazy world we are in! Did you get that chinese? I thought about you today, I took the girls to El sombraro. They have the best mexican food. Hope you are back on track with your eating too.

T-girl~ I'm so glad you have adjusted to your diet and it is that easy for you. Sorda jelous! I wish it was so easy for me. You keep up the great work. I'm also curious too about what your Dh will think. How long have you been at it? Dose he have any ideal?

Jackie~ I'm glad you got a chance to check in tonight. You are missed. I love to do scrapbooking. My momma and I spend a few days working on one everytime I go back home. It is four years old now. It began the day I became engaged. Something that will be cherished forever. Glad to hear you are staying OP and congrat's on losing another #!

Gemini~ Sorry to hear about the gain. You'll have it back off in no time! I hate that you got the boot too! We missed out on a wonderful post I'm sure.

Sheila~ Did you get the other half of your face back yet? :lol: I bet you will be glad to eat a solid meal again. I really hate to hear your doctor made that kind of comment to you. It may have motivated you. But still yet, hurting someone's feelings is so uncalled for. I'm a really sensitive person. Things like that really bother me.
And as for me, I'm doing great. TOM caught me by suprise yesterday. I wondered why I was retaining water... my rings were tight. I'm busy getting my garden out and grooming my dog. I'm staying OP. I found these great little Russel Stovers pecan delights to curb my chocolate cravings. They are sugar free! Low calories. That really makes me smile:). That's about all, nothing to really vent about. I found a great daycare for my girls and am feeling less guilty about putting them in it 1 day a week. Dh is well. He's busy plowing the fields and repairing fence. The quiet before the storm.

Nighty Nite girls!

04-24-2002, 01:10 AM
hey everyone just popping in ,, Thanks everyone, Lil bit of sunshine, Freckles, Sheila,and Ginny for the congrats,, it is tough to adjust, and all, I am thankful this has happened, because it has NEVER happend before, I still have a ways to go, but i am optimistic..

Gemini, keep your head up!! You can do it, dont let the gain bother it will come off!!

Spryng, you WILL do it, you have come so close, and this is the toughest time, just hang in there, and stay focused, !!

WEll I am doing ok , OP, THANk GOD!! WEll goodnight , and see you all tommorrow!!


04-24-2002, 01:10 AM
Well........survived another day!
My eating was atrocious again- I have got to get serious about this again. Tomorrow (which actually begins in 10 minutes:o ) I will get out my WW stuff again and brain wash myself again. I did just get out for another 1/2 hour walk (got 35 minutes in this afternoon) and attempted to burn off some of the naughty stuff that I consumed today.
Misti- BTW- yes we found the dress. It is a bit more formal (and costly) than we originally wanted, but this one made all the other dresses look like rags and it was not that much more than the others. But the big problem was that the one we found was flawed and deemed unrepairable by the alterations dept there. Sooooo I have spent a good 2 hours on the phone calling other stores and was finally able to find one in Ds's size (5/6 grrrrrrrr). I am plum out of time and energy, so tomorrow I will call the store and have them ship it to me. Good for you staying OP and finding something to curb that lousy chocolate craving. (tough thing to tame, isn't it?). It is wonderful too that you are ok with the daycare for your dd's. One day a week is nothing- gives you some time away from each other (which at times is good) and allows you not to feel stressed over being a bad mom. You are doing the right thing here, I think- this way you can support Dh better and still be a great mommy! I am sure that your girls will miss and appreciate you more too.
Jackie- you missing person, you! Glad to see you here. That scrapbooking sounds like fun!:) I hope that you found it fun and relaxing. You've been so busy lately, some fun was/is in order. I've been thru that sash sewing stuff.....I used to be a troop leader for Dd 7 years ago.
Spryng - lets keep each other optimistic here, ok!? I hope that you finished up your day strong and holding to the calorie count you wanted. Lets both try hard to stay OP for Wednesday- just one day at a time, ok?:)
Sheila- with one less tooth!:o I hope that you are comfortable and that the big novocaine shot wore off! Hey, tea stained items are "in" so why not coffee stained shirts? Ok, ok I have a sick sense of humor.

Dd had a softball game this afternoon, which they won in extra innings. (her school against a much larger school- Class A versus Class D). So she (and Dh ) were happy:D . (She has another game tomorrow nite- I think that Dh is going to that one too. I hope to stay home with Ds and Dd (6) so that maybe they can have a normal afternoon and not be dragged off to a softball field.
Dd has come with me to most of the games, but Ds has stayed home by himself. He is a great kid- but I do not like it that he is alone so much. He deserves to have someone home for him (even though he does not want someone watching him).

Ok, have I babbled enough for one day? Beddy bye for me.
Have a great nite/ morning- aw whatever it is!

04-24-2002, 01:12 AM
Hey Latisia!!
You snuck on here.......and I missed your post. Great that you finished OP today! Here's off to a great tomorrow. You CAN do this!

04-24-2002, 09:59 AM
Good morning ladies!!!!!!
Well, I have another busy day......but this one's going to be good. (or at least I hope so!). I did a 45 minute step tape this am (Dd did it with me- how cute!) and am off to a good start with my eating. So far, 2 glasses of water, maypo (some of us never grow up...............) and 2 cups of tea with skim milk (no sugar or sweetener). I figure I am off to a 5 point start for the day.
Sorry for boring you with my details, but posting what I eat is the only way that I maintain some level of control.
Gotta go! Have a great day!

04-24-2002, 12:53 PM
Good morning girls!!
Let me start by saying thank you to ginny for being so encouraging.
I'm glad everyone else is doing well.
Misty- I'm glad you found a daycare you are comfortable with. I'm sure your kids will enjoy the "play day" once a week :)
How are you feeling latisia?
Jackie I'm glad you enjoy scrapbooking. It seems like alot of work to me. We have the DIY channel (do it yourself) and 90% of the shows on there are scrapbooking which tells me there must be an art to it to have to be 'taught' to do it so I'll avoid it for now. :)
Ok now, I have some big news. ----
And it's a questions for the rest of you. ----


OK, so I was thinking about this last ten lbs I have. I went back and found that I have been hovering around 135 for the past 3 months!!!! Since my best friends wedding. That's a long time.
So I decided to try something old to create something new. Yeah, that made sense :dizzy: Anyway, I'm proposing a challenge. A low carb challenge for two weeks. Just 14 days. If I had someone to do it with me I think we can succeed this time. Here's the plan because I know many of you don't have the atkins book or don't have time to read it. I have it memorized basically. For two weeks we eat 20 grams or less of carbs a day. That consists of all the meat and eggs we want and cheese (cheese does have carbs but not many) You can have up to 3 cups of salad or 2 cups and 1/2 a cup of another low carb vegetable like green beans or something. This is just the gist of it. I'm not proposing a diet change, just to change for two weeks and to see what happens. I know it will get Misty to her goal before the two weeks is up and me very close to mine and the rest of you will drop alot of weight too. If anyone is interested email me at spryngk@csweb.net and I am going to type out the principles of the two week diet and I'll send one to you so you know exactly what you can and can't have, etc. I know this is sudden but I'm starting today. I would love someone to start with me tomorrow or the day after. I need to do this for myself. Atkins is the only diet that uses more fat than muscle and calories don't matter at all and you are always full. I know recipes and such to help you when you feel like eating something off plan, etc. What do you think??? Have I lost my mind? :?: I don't know, I'm just revved up. It's going to be 80 degrees here today and I want to buy a new bathing suit soon. I'm ready to start swimming and I'm tired of fighting these last ten lbs for so long. It's time to do something about it. Then after 14 days I'll decide (depending on how much I lost) whether to continue or go back to low cal. But you guys can go back to your old diets if you want. This is a metablosim boost---not a diet. What do you think???
Ok, I guess I've said enough.
Well I guess I'll get off here. I hope someone is game. I really need the support. My DH said he would help me by not eating out for the next two weeks so that I won't be tempted by things on the menu. That's a big deal for him.
Oh and today is day one of potty training. Wish me luck!!!!!!

04-24-2002, 01:55 PM
I can't even believe this! Again, I type a marathon post, and then it wouldn't post because I included "too many images"?????????? Then I try to go back and remove some images (smilies, etc) and the entire post is gone!!!!!!!!!! ARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04-24-2002, 03:17 PM
I am pleased to announce I am the Mom of TWIN BOYS!!!!!! (twin Siamese cats that is, I am not that crazy) I brought the two home this morning . Right now they are hiding but they will get the drift of the house soon enough.. I got them free out of the paper at first I was kinda worried about the siamese breed till I got to meet the two of them.. "Bingo" is the cuddly one he came right up to me and didnt leave me alone for 15 minutes rubbing up and purring ."Tyson" is the shy one he wasnt to sure he wanted to be near me until he came over and check to see if I was good enough to be touched by him..Then he wouldnt leave me alone.. They both love Timmy and they even like DH !!The owner had to find them good homes because she isnt home enough to tend to them..
So I went out and went shopping had to buy the litter box and food and dishes and water(well I didnt need to buy the cats water but I needed the liter bottles for their water feeder..Of course I had to get them a few toys as well and treats and cat brush (they are shedding..You should see my car!!! luckily it was DH car and little does he know one of them was a bit scared and marked the carseat..He will find out later when he goes to work LOL)
When I heard the name Tyson the first thing I thought is he is a fighter..( A manic depressive cat that bite off ears..) He was named after the food company cause he acts all charming when they cook Tyson chicken patties ( his favorite treat).. Anyway once they get the jest of the house and are comfortable I will take their pic so you can see them..
Spryng : I will be emailing you that sounds good to me.. As you know I am not really following any special plan just winging it as they say so I will give it the look over and give it a try..Will I have to do the ketones test?? Or can I just follow what is typed.. I havent been able to find the strips anyway..
ECmom I feel alot better now with that missing tooth.. It iwas a back molar so it wont be that noticable.. I just have to eat soft foods for a bit till it heals up.. No biggee.. I realized one thing I cant STAND Vanilla yogurt!!!! I bought it so that I would finally get some yogurt b/c my kids eat all my good stuff.. They wont touch that Vanilla type though.. POST away lady if it keeps you in control!! plus it gives me an idea when I cant think of anything good for me to consume..
Lilbit I was hurt by what that doc said (for a few minutes )then I thought to myself that Flipping B*st*rd (flipping wasnt the word but I cleaned it up for posting) I will show that sun of a beach.. (yup cleaned that up too)And so far I have..... and he isnt my doctor anymore just for the record ..(PLease I hope I didnt offend anyone about those above words but those were what I was thinnking at the time)
Well I am off to start my daily cleaning thing..
Hey FRECKLES Once again I thank you for ecommending flylady .. You would not believe how well that is working for me and now I feel a bit better about things in my life..THANK YOU THANK YOU (bowing)
Take Care all

04-24-2002, 04:46 PM
Sheila thanks so much!!! no you dn't have to buy the testing strips. They are a waste of money anyway. I'm going right now to type up the "gist" of the plan so if you will give me your email address then I will send you a copy as soon as I'm finished ok? Any one else a taker?? Just let me know.
I'm doing good so far today. I haven't had any carbs yet. I feel really energized about this this time. I think this is just what I needed. :)
Talk to you guys soon!!
Oh and congrats on your "twins" !!

04-24-2002, 05:46 PM
Spryng my email addy is sheila061968@hotmail.com and thanks I am glad to know I dont need those darn test strips..I tryed to click yours but my outlook express thing is outta whack again..
Take Care Sheila

04-24-2002, 05:46 PM
Good afternoon!!!
Well, I am surviving this day fairly well.......I think!
Good to hear from those who posted- Sheila (congrats on the twins!) Jen- I feel your pain- I do that all the time where a book of knowledge post gets lost or booted off. Spryng- I will email you. For two weeks I can probably handle it......I think:dizzy: . I have to do something to break out of this rut and carbs are my weakness. Gotta scoot and unload the dishwasher. Have a great nite!

(now will someone please tell me why MIL just called and lied to me????? She called asking if Dh was going to be home, when really what she wanted was to see if Dd had a softball game in the next town over. She does this all the time! Sorry I just had to vent, and let it out- otherwise who knows what I might eat!)

04-24-2002, 05:56 PM
Thank you girls so much for joining!!! I sent you both two email a piece. One with the "rules" and the second with food lists. So we know what we can and can't have.
My day is going well. I'm so excited to do this with you girls!!

04-24-2002, 06:18 PM
Thanks Spryng I have printed them up and will start in the morning!!! That way if need be I can do shopping LOL
Take Care and Talk soon

04-25-2002, 12:04 AM
Good evening ladies!!
Well I'm happy to report that day 1 of my low carb challenge went well. I ended the day at around 15 carbs. I baked chicken legs for dinner and had a large salad with it. I also made mac n cheese for the kids but ate none of it. So I feel victorious. Only 13 more days to go!! :)
Sheila and Ginny, I can't thank you enough for trying this with me. I hope you get great results.
This was also day one of potty training. It didn't go quite as well but I'm not giving up this time. She didn't go in the potty one time but by the end of the night she was asking to sit on the toilet. That's progress to me! She's too tiny to wear pull ups so I have her in a diaper at night. (she's 2 and 4 months and weighs only 18 lbs) Tomorrow I'm hoping to have her pee at least once in the potty and I'll be tickled pink :o One day at a time. This is my first child to potty train and for some crazy reason I had it in my head that when you start to train them they should be going on their own within a week. Then I talked to a few relatives and such and one said that her daughter was a breeze to train. Took her only a MONTH to get the hang of it. So I guess this is a long process. For you ladies who have happy potty trained children (lol) can you tell me how you conquered this coveted process?? :?: I would love to hear your stories. :smug:
Well, I'm retiring to a long hot shower and then hitting the sack. have a great night all!! And if anyone else wants to join the challenge let me know so I can send you the info!! :)

04-25-2002, 10:08 AM
Good morning!!!!!!!!
Off to yet another busy day......so what else is new!
Spryng- first of all, I'll change my avatar- did not mean to swipe yours! Thanks for sending me the diet info. I barely have time to get online now- so I will read it later. Probably start tomorrow with following it (gives me the time to check it out). Also good for me that this morning I finished my box of Maypo- (no, I did not eat the whole box-it was down to one serving) so I can start the new eating plan clean. (I was just trying to get rid of the stuff before summer hits when noone eats hot cereal in my house and I hate to throw out food). So I have blabbered on about nothing..... not too many brain cells here! Speaking of brain cells- starting a new diet and potty training at the same time!!!!!!!!:dizzy: Are you insane? Naw, you seem to have a great take charge type of personality. But this takes a ton of patience and being able to just stay home for a while. Jackie and I have some great potty training stories (if I remember correctly) and I will get back on later with some inspirational anectdotes (sp).
Sheila- how are the kitties?? Glad that you are trying this diet with me.......company is always welcome.
Gotta go!!!
Have a great day!

04-25-2002, 10:40 AM
Spryng~ I'm in. I'll email ou n a minute.

Ginny~ you hang in there, okay. Thanks for the lil pep talk about the daycare. Every little bit helps. Feeling bad about it gets the best of me at times. Did the dress arrive yet?

Gemini~ I miss your poss, what is going on? Why do you keep getting the boot?

Sheila~ Congrats on being a new mommy! Good luck too, I love cats. All animals for that matter. Oh and I'm glad you are not seeing that doc any longer.

Jackie~ ?where oh where has our Jackie gone to now? Hope she didn't glue herself to a scrapbook page, tho she would be a lovely keepsake? Sorry I'm silly this morn.

T-girl~ keep up the good work!

As for me, I'm recooperating from a bad bout with the flu, high fever and all. It broke last night. I was really sick girls. I thought I was bitten by a tick the way it came on and my muscles hurt, headache... None could be found tho. Anyhow, I'm back to my strange self today. So sorry for not being around. Okay I have to go now.

04-25-2002, 11:13 AM
Hi everyone
Spryng :I printed it out and I have to do some shopping first so I will be starting tomorrow as well.. Dont know how I will react to no caffiene though I get terrible migraines without it.. And the medicine I take for them (Excedirine) has caffiene it it as well..But I think I can stand a caffiene flushing once in a while.. Also on the potty training ,it took me I think 4 months with my daughter to get her trained she was I think 4 1/2..My son just became a big boy in that way when we moved here in February He is 4..His aim is still a bit off though but he refuses to "sit like a girly girl"to pee.. Just be patience kids learn in there own time
Lilbit Glad to see your back to you self again.. The flu really stink and combined with headaches it isnt any better.. Isnt too early for tick season?? I know here we are kinda droughtish so they claim we wont have the tick problem like last year..
EcMom My cholesterol was FINE not high at all..I guess when they took the first test I might have eaten something late that might have made it high but I dont remember eating anything before the first test..
Gemini:I get booted alot maybe you are running alot of stuff in the background that you might not be aware of.. I used to know a good thing to check for such things but since I was offline for such a long time I forgot all the good stuff..I still get booted alot but I am using bluelight.com ..Maybe someone here will know..
Tgirl Hope all is going well with you...
Freckles : where fore art thou Freckles.. Have you been sniffing too much scrapbook glue??? (kidding) Hope all is well and hope to see you posting soon ..Still keeping DD busy??
Well all I am doing good ..Was able to get Bingo out and walking thru the house but he is still a bit nervous .. Tyson has come out once or twice to look around and growl at the kids and slap his brother hiss at me then hide under my bed.. He is trying to be the tough guy but he is calming down a bit..He was really devoted to his old owners so he might not trust us for a bit.. I did get a pic of Bingo but Tyson has been to nervous..Tyson doesnt scare me but the kids are used to ruling the house and Tyson tells them different..He doesnt bite or scratch or anything he just gives them a glare then growls hisses and walks away..
So everyone meet Bingo..............He is my avitar I couldnt use the pic to post to other threads so I change him to an avatar
Take Care all

04-25-2002, 12:01 PM
hello everyone, I am still Op, but not feeling too well. Personal issues.. I still need to finish my breakfast, actually I will!!

Spryng, I agree with you about changing your eating a little bit, it might be just what your body needs to get rid of those last pounds, sometimes that seems to be the hardest part, keep up the work, you can do it!!! You came this far!!

I got tae bo 2, and I really like it. it has 2 workouts the first one is half of floor exercises kinda different but challenging.. well i just need some words to pep me up.. i have a hard decision to make and up hold to ... well I hope everyone is OP and doing great!! I couldnt get through last night, but I will try to get back on later..


04-25-2002, 12:12 PM
OK I'm no computer expert but I know how to close out programs running in the background because I have to do this too.
Hit ctrl+alt+delete (only once and quickly) and it will bring up a box that has lists of programs running in it. Now this is for windows, if you don't have windows then I'm not sure if this works for you. Ok then, when the box comes up you can click on all of them except these two-- systray and explorer. So you close all the rest one at a time. Click on one and then hit End Task. It may take a few moments but they will all close out. But don't worry about losing that program, as soon as you re-boot all programs come back on. Hope I was some help. By closing out those programs in the background you will speed up your internet or any other programs you are running. It's a great thing.
OK then.
How is everyone doing today?? I'm a little confused, who all exactly is starting today?? Someone said tomorrow but I wasn't sure if that was wrote last night or this morning. So is "tomorrow" today or tomorrow?? :?: Confusing huh???
Thank you so much Misty for joining. I know this will get you to your goal if you stick with it and don't eat anything off plan.
I'm excited about today. This is day two for me. By the end of today my glocogyn will have flushed from my system and I'll be in full ketosis. So I should see a loss by tomorrow. My scale said 136 today so I'll go by that until the end of the diet to see just how much I lost. So for breakfast I'll probably have scrambled eggs with melted cheese in it and bacon.
I hope everyone who starts today keeps with it. remember, it's only 14 days!! We can do this together!! If anyone needs meal ideas or whatever let me know. I know a great site that has low carb meals on it. www.lowcarbfriends.com there recipe rooms are great.
Well I'm off for now. I'm ready for breakfast. :)

04-25-2002, 01:10 PM
Spryng~ I'm in as of rite now... 12 pm Thursday (today is Thursay:?:) April 25.

I'm running thru to May 9 which will give me 14 days...

04-25-2002, 04:44 PM
Did a quick scan of the posts... glad you guys are well! )except Latisia... what's up, sweetie?) Sorry spryng, can't give up my carbs (ok, I won't). Got some potty training stories to relay later. Gotta run... wicked busy here!!! Byyyyeeeeee....... :wave:

04-25-2002, 04:49 PM
I hope Ginny and Jackie don't mind but I'm going to start thread 42. See you all there!!!