Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again...#158

04-20-2002, 09:18 PM
300+ And Ready To Try Again...#158

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.


04-20-2002, 09:38 PM
Well, that was a first for me...I figured it was time to start up a new thread...so here we go!

This should be a real exciting Saturday night...I have my two nephews staying the night, ages 12 and 10...with my 11 year old son...they are presently brawling in the family room...daughter and dh are at work...so here I am! Still working on the clothing switch, so I need to find a good flick to watch while I work...I'm thinking of "Gone With the Wind," 4 hours, and I should be done by the time it's over...I need something that I don't have to keep an eye on constantly...I don't get much done that way! I have seen this movie so many times, not to mention how many times I have read it, I could practically recite the entire film.

So fiddle dee dee! Tara, here I come! (cue the music...) Da DA da da...da DA da da....da DA da da da...da da da da....what the **** was she thinking, anyway? Who could POSSIBLY prefer wimpy Ashley over Rhett?

I'll be back at intermission...

04-20-2002, 10:20 PM
I love reading about everyone's flowers!!! I've been wanting to plant some for the last 2 weekends, but mother nature has not been on my side.:( We have had a lot of rain today,,,,with some thunder and lightening thrown in for good measure. So my son and I took advantage of the rain outside to spend the day inside!!! We walked the mall, then went bowling. He skunked me!! (naturally!! :p ) I was really tired by the time we got home! I sat down and fell asleep, woke up an hour later!! All in all it was a wonderful day with my son!! I guess he still enjoys his time with good ole mom!!! (Especiall when she is buying!!:lol: )

I'm going to call it a night on the computer. I've having some trouble with my ears, and fear they are getting infected. I'm dizzier than normal!!:dizzy: Having a feeling a trip to the doctor will be in store for me come Monday....(oh yea).

I will try to check in on everyone tomorrow!!!


04-20-2002, 11:30 PM
I know, Baylee, I can't believe it will snow!!!!! It is still 43 so maybe we will dodge it? :^:

I got a lot done today but sure hope my body doesn't make me pay tomorrow.....

Now, don't forget to keep posting so 2Cute has something to read when she gets back tomorrow night!!!!!

04-21-2002, 04:48 AM
Hi everyone,

Had an absolutely wonderful day. I bought potting plants at walmart as promised. I planted some in pots and the bedding plants celiosa, salvia, and marigold in the ground. I ate a delicious sandwich of salmon/mayo/fresh dill/capers. Fell asleep and went outside. Sat in a chair looking at the flowers and read making the connection. I'm half way through. Very good book. It was an eye opener to look myself in the mirror and ask do you love yourself? Know what the answer is...I have alot of work to do. This is the year to do it.

Baylee, friendly ghosts. I felt funny after my dad died. It went away when I dug the weeds out on his grave. I had a wonderful dream and had two more since then. It's hard to describe, but I can hear the laughter, the twinkle in his eye, his voice. I wake up feeling happy. You all know he was a hard man to live with, but I feel really good after those dreams.

Lucky, your weather outlook is snow? Yikes, we need a good snow or rain here. It's summer time. The crickets are at it outside. It looks to be a long, hot summer.

Kat, guess what I bought at walmart? A spongebob beach bag. :lol: My dog was lounging on my bed with me. He walked up to the patrick pillow, looked up at him and approached patrick's shorts. I told him "no" and he walked away. I get a feeling he'll be back when I'm not around. Rascal boy.

Goodnight and sweet dreams,

04-21-2002, 09:13 AM
:) Hi I am a new member and weigh 302. I've lost 28 pounds so far but was wondering if this was the thread I should join. I've been heavy all my life in over 300 pounds since 97 though I lied to myself about it the first 3 years just by refusing to weigh myself and make excuses. I really need to stick to it this time. My brother died in January from complications to his Diabetes and heart problems so I really have to do it this time. Can you guys help? My main thing now is finding the right exercise. I'm a little self conscious to walk where I live so I need to find alternatives. Any ideas? I'm trying to eat low fat with lots of veggies and fruits. Wish me luck this time.:o

04-21-2002, 09:27 AM
Good morning ladies,

First off I have to say that over the last month or so, I haven't been doing well OP, especially the last 2 weeks. That being said I have decided that I need to refocus. I don't know if I can do it 100%, but I am going to try. I did really well yesterday, considering it was Saturday, which is usually my weigh in day, so I pig out after. I did not pig out and I went to a wedding. I did eat the food, but it wasn't that bad. A little cup of soup, salad, rolls, chicken, pasta and veggies. I also had a scoop of ice cream and a sliver of cake. I am pretty proud of myself.

I received a weekly checklist sheet from weight watchers. It has the seven days of the week and various items to complete, such as drank water, took multivitamin, exercised, etc... I made copies of it and put it on my refrigerator. While I didn't complete everything yesterday, I did do most of the items.

I am also trying to broaden my horizons. I ate egg beaters for the first time yesterday morning. I put a slice of fat free cheese on them and it wasn't so bad. In fact, it tasted pretty good. I think I like the egg whites better though.

I am going shopping this morning and will try to find some new additions to my refrigerator/cupboard. I really need the variety to keep me on track. Any suggestions?

I am still doing my daily exercising on my bike, but yesterday, I got on the floor and did three sets of 10 of sit-ups, and side crunches. I even did one set of crunches with my legs up in the air! I am going to try and do them several times a week, as my body is getting smaller, but my "tire" is just sitting there.

Well, I guess that is all for me.

Prism: Sounds like you had a nice day. I need to do some planting too, but I can't since my husband is planning on digging all around the back of the house to try and waterproof the basement. Then he plans to put in a patio, so I don't think that I should spend any money on plants until after he is done.

Baylee: Sounds like squirrels to me. Those little buggers won't leave, once they find a nice home. I think you might have to call someone and fix that hole.

Theresa: Hope it is nothing serious with your ears.

Lucky: I hear you. I cut the grass and did a lot of yard work the other day. Thankfully my body didn't suffer too much.

Katrina: Good job on starting the new thread. Good luck with the boys.

Well got to run.


04-21-2002, 09:34 AM
Hi Grizzlyschick:

I guess we posted at the same time. Welcome. This is a great group. I started it back in July 2000.

My highest weight was 347 and I am now 279 1/2. I have been overweight my entire life, first joining WW at the age of 12 and a weight of 207. It has been a struggle, but the weight is slowly going down.

As far as exercise, if you don't want to walk outside, then try getting a tape and doing it inside. I have an exercise bike and lots of tapes. I especially like Richard Simmons and his tapes. I also purchased Leslie Sansone walking tapes. They have them for 1 mile, 2, etc... They are pretty easy to do and the 1 mile takes about 18 minutes. Great exercise. If you don't want to use tapes, then maybe you could just put some music on or watch TV and march in place. Get some cans of soup and use them as weights and work out your arms too.

So welcome and good luck. We are all here for each other.


04-21-2002, 10:19 AM
Welcome Grizzly: This is a wonderful group. I started in July of 2001 at 245 I am at 204 now. I couldn't do without these ladies to support me.

I did go to Olive Garden yesterday. I had
1 helping salad
2 1/2 bread sticks
Chicken Giardiana (it is wonderful and heart smart)
us tea
cappachino (instead of dessert)
It was all great

last night I went to an Eastern Star meeting with my Aunt. I think she is wanting me to join. Like I don't already have enough to do:lol:

Well I better run be back later

04-21-2002, 10:27 AM
I didn't make it in here yesterday....I am weak! LOL I caved in! My day started great...I had Kashi cereal for 3 points. Then Andrew and I went to the Baby and Toddler show and food galore! Samples samples samples...everywhere! I had 2 cookies, half a a small ice cream sandwich, half a pbj sandwich, a very small sample of chocolate cake. It was awful...I lost control! Then I went to Wendy's to try that chicken mandarin salad everyone was raving about. I used the whole packet of noodles and almonds. I love both! And only about 1/3 of the packet of the dressing. I figured it to 3 points just in case! You really don't need much on there the dressing is strong and the oranges help keep it moist. Then, I was eating snacks with my son all day. He got lots of sample size packets of stuff and I was right beside him, sometimes he was feeding me. He thought that was funny! I couldnt' say no to that adorable little blue eyed blonde boy!

And then to top it all off....we had mcdonalds chicken selects, with french fries. I did have a diet coke with that as if that even mattered at this point!

So....today is another day. We had to take John to work this morning because his truck broke down yesterday. On the way home we stopped at the supermarket to try and find those My Daily Muffins with no success. Has anyone tried them. 2 pts no fat whatsoever? Anyway, I found this low fat garlic hummus and 4 tablespoons is only 1 pt! Yes 1 pt.! So when we got home I dug out the beefstake light rye bread and made two sandwiches with it for a total of 3 points. Two sandwiches are pretty filling. I even made Andrew a half sandwich and he liked it!

Well since I couln't find those muffins I bought pears to make the fantastic fruit muffins for 2 points each. I will let you know how they turn out. I could do 2 muffins in the morning with a cup of hot tea! That would satisfy me hopefully! Quantity is the name of the game with me! Heck...even three muffins would only be 6 points! I could handle that!

Well enough about me! Lets see.....

Grizzlyschick Welcome to this group! You will love it here. These gals are the best! We have so much fun here on a daily basis. They are all here for you whether you have a weight issue or personal issue! I love this group! I had lost 97 lbs on weight watchers prior to my pregnancy and gained back a majority of it. I weighed 317 lbs at my heaviest. I found that when I exercised regularly the weight moved off faster. I mostly walked and did Richard Simmons videos...I love that guy! LOL His videos are fun and you don't feel like you are exercising...I hate exercising...in fact, I despise it! You just stick with us and you will be on your weigh! We are here for you!

Susie...the key to success is to never give up! We all have bad days and good days. Just keep looking forward...I found it was easier to lose the weight when I was living alone...it goes slower with a family because there are so many obstacles along the way....I can't just go out and walk whenever I want, the cutting of the crusts on the kid's bread..which I just recently gave up doing. He can eat it or not whatever he chooses! Then of course there are the snacks for him that I have to learn to stay away from. They are good snacks...I just don't need to add them to my food plan.

2cute are you tired of reading yet? :dizzy:

Malia you have the life of leisure don't you? I envy you! That salmon sandwich sounds delicious!

Baylee I hope its not squirrels you have...they can wreak havoc for sure!

Theresa sounds like you had a great relaxing day! I love to bowl but haven't been since before I was pregnant. Today Andrew and I are going to the mall to find something for us to all wear to the wedding we are going to in Harrisburg in May. Its suppose to rain here this afternoon so that would be a good indoor project! Plus I want to get new sneaks that are on sale at Sears!

Kat...want to come do my clothes too!?? I still need to clean out Andrew's closet and our closet before I bring down the summer clothes. Plus I need to wash windows in both bedrooms too. Then that part of my spring cleaning will be done! I hate cleaning but it is considered exercise right? /thats why I hate it ! LOL

:wave: to Andria, Nancy, Mary, Thin, Jen, Tina (where the heck are you Tina, is everything ok?), Duckie and everyone else out there!

Well gals, I best be getting my rear in gear and get something done here before I head to the mall. I'll catch up with you all again later.:wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:

04-21-2002, 10:35 AM

Baylee... How are you over there? Everything is covered in white. According to the build up on my car we have had at least 4 inches already. It is very heavy and wet but coming down so fast you can barely see.

I know a ghost buster if you need one....

Welcome, Grizzly you will love it here.

Oh, Malia, to sit outside and look at flowers.....:lol: One of these days I will get to do that too.

Susie I haven't been doing very well with this weight loss thing either. I do know that I have felt better and more on track the last couple fo days and I "blame" this thread. No matter how down I was I kept coming here and reading and posting...more reading than posting. I want to once again thank the people who post here for being so helpful, caring and just nice.....it really makes a difference.

04-21-2002, 11:35 AM
Good Morning Lady's

I've been lurking lately, and not posting. I don't have a computer at home and I usually post when I'm at work, but I find when I'm on days off I miss so many postes it's hard to keep up. I work 8 days on 6 off so I miss quite a bit. Feel kind of like I'm intruding when I post every now and then.

Michelle- I just wanted to say thank you for remebering me, I really enjoy reading all your posts, you really brightened my day and I'm sure some of the other girls who are just lurking, will want to start posting again. It's a good feeling when someone actually notices you've been missing.

I've been a bad girl lately, so I thought. I weighed my self on Friday and I've lost another 2lbs ( that's 2 lbs in 3 weeks) so I was kind of surprised I thought for sure I would have gained. I've been walking alot lately so maybe that's helped, have to keep it up.

To all you girls who are still getting snow, your not alone. We had a huge blizzard here last week. It was + 15C one day and 2 days later we had more snow than we had all winter. What's with the weather lately, We'll be going ice fishing May long weekend instead of camping ( which we usually do every year).
I cant wait for our summer even spring to kick in, I love camping and fishing.

Hey do any of you weight watcher girls know how many points are in dehydrated banana chips. I've been eating alot of them lately. I'm sure there better for you than regular potatoe chips.Yummmy:p

Fiance's done school this week, he writes his apprenticeship exam on Wednesday, I'm sure he'll do great, he got 90's on all his other tests at school. So he'll be able to get out there and get a job, has some pretty good prospects. This is oilfield country so as long as the oilfields are doing good there should be lots of work for him. I can't wait for his first paycheck bills are piling up and the car needs an alternater. It will definetly help with my stress level.

Well I'm getting hungry time for some cereal, check in with you lady's later:dizzy:

04-21-2002, 11:46 AM
Hey gang!

Good Morning to all...I love sitting here, sipping my coffee, catching up with you girls...AND meeting new girls, Welcome, grizzlychick! This is a great group for support, understanding, advice, humor (very important!) and love! It's so good to be able to share weight-related issues (among other things!) with people who actually know where you are coming from. Case in point, my sister and I diet and exercise together, but, she's no where near as fat as I am, ...I just dont feel the camraderie with her that I do with you guys...not to say that we are not close...we are very close, it's just she doesn't "get" the whole weight thing...she's got her own issues, anyway!

It looks like another rainy day for us...but SNOW? Good grief...I almost watched "Fargo" last night, and thought of you girls up there in the cold North...decided against GWTW--too big an investment of time, instead, I fell asleep watching "This is Spinal Tap"...my taste in movies certainly runs the gamut.

I planted my azalea bushes yesterday, transplanted some daisies and some lamb's ears and created a cute little corner garden by my picket fence...I also planted some Morning Glory seeds and some coreopsis seeds...I see my Cosmos are already sprouting, from seeds dropped last fall...once they're big enough, I'll transplant them all around the yard, I LOVE Cosmos...they look so delicate, but they're very hardy and wild.

2cute and Thin have a lot of reading to do when they get back... and speaking of 2cute, I was sitting at a traffic light the other day and the license plate of the car in front of me read "2CUTE!" I had to laugh. :lol:

Baylee...I wouldn't mind a ghost, if it was someone I knew...does the aftershave smell familiar? Maybe you can tell the ghost to scare the squirrles away...I hate those little buggers!

Malia...you are the spongebob queen! I still have my son's Halloween costume in the garage, it takes up so much space, but I can't bear to get rid of it, after all my hard work! (big box painted like you know who!)

Lucky...you are one hard workin' gal! All your good raking efforts are now covered with snow...:?: :( ...is it unusual to get snow this late? Look at the bright side...instead of raking, you can shovel now! (it's all exercise, my dear!)

Michelle...you always seem to be having so much fun with your little guy...you must have a LOT of energy! (Like you have a choice?) I'm like you on the QUANTITY thing...how did the muffins turn out? Time for me to make a batch of All Bran muffins...

Susie...I'm just curious...did you stay the same during the last month or gain at all...I ask because I just seem to be "maintaining" at this point...which isn't bad if my efforts are less than stellar, beats gaining and having to lose the same weight over and over again...good for you, getting back on track...

Mary...mmmm...I love the Olive Garden! Sounds like you did very well, made some good choices! I'm curious(nosy?)...what's "Eastern Star?" You ARE one busy woman!

Theresa...Bowling sounds fun...I'm not much of a bowler though...If it wasn't for "gutter guards," I'd be scoreless...how are you feeling? Better I hope...take care.

I was just about to sign off when Duckie's post came through! Good to hear from you! Congrats on the 2# off! I LOVE those pleasant surprises! Don't worry about "keeping up" with the posts...just jump in whenever you can! We love to hear from you!

OK...is that everyone? I know Andria and Jen are out there somewhere...pop in when you can gals!

Have a nice day everyone! I'm back to work tonight...:( yuk...gotta hit that lottery!

be good!

04-21-2002, 12:41 PM
Hi Everyone!!!:wave:

It's GR8 to see everyone's posts this morning!!

WELCOME Grizzlyschick!!!!! You'll find this to be a wonderful experience!!! I have only been here for about a week now, and I have found it to be such a comfort to know that the girls here really do care!!!! Find an exercise you are comfortable with....whether it be Sweatin to the Oldies...or riding an exercise bike, or just marching in place,,,,the important thing is to keep moving!!!! You can and will do it!!!

Baylee- I find your ghost story a comfort!!! I lost my brother to a horrible firey car accident about 4 years ago, and I remember the Christmas after his death, I was having a very hard time coping with losing him. He was an avid deer hunter....well, the morning of Christmas Eve I was sitting in my living room, and I saw something moving outside my window,,and I thought to myself that is an awfully big dog, but when I went to the window to investigate further....It was a big buck deer!!!! It didn't run when I opened the door, it just stood there......Keep in mind I live in town, and had never seen a deer that far in.....after several minutes it turned and walked down the road an disappeared inbetween two houses, and I never saw it again... I felt so much at peace after seeing that deer....In my eyes that was my brother letting me know he was at peace,,In some ways a Christmas :angel: After that I was able to enjoy Christmas with my husband and son......I sure hope that lightening did the trick on the soil!!! I don't really have a green thumb, so I need all the hlep I can get!!!! :lol: Don't think about the past.....think of today and all the tomorrows ahead of you....you will do it!!!!!

Malia- How is the Patick pillow fairing? Has the ornery dog tried to get at it anymore? It's great to know there are other adults out there that love Spongebob!!! Everymorning, I know it's time to walk out the door when I hear the Spongebob theme being sang!!! Only bad thing about it is I have a habit of singing it throughout the day!!! :lol:

Susie-Sounds as if you have the right idea to me!!! I think it does us all good to broaden our horizons from time to time!! It sounds as if you are much better at it than I am!! I am not big on trying new foods, and so I tend to just eat the same ole same every day. Keep up the good work with the exercise!!!

Michelle-I understand the quantity issue!!! All to well I'm afraid!!:o I'm always in search of good things I can have in big quantities!!! I'm not a good bowler either, but I love to do it anyway. My son is wanting me to bowl on a parent/child league starting in June. I'm nervous about doing it, more because of my size than because of my poor bowling, but I really think I'm going to do it!!! It will be a little bit of exercise, and time with my son at the same time. Wish me luck!!!

Lucky-I can't agree with you more!! Coming to this site does make a big difference in the way you feel! I'm proud of you for keeping up with it!!! And, like you, I can't thank the girls here enough for their encouragement, and support!!!

Duckie-Never feel like you are intruding!!!!! I know I felt that way when I first started, but I have found that the girls here are always ready to support us.....You are always welcome here!!!! Congratulations on the 2lbs gone!!! That is an accomplishment!!! I always say even 8 oz off is better than 8 oz gained!!!:)

Kat-I have a sister-in-law that I used to diet and exercise with, and even though it was nice to have the companionship, it doesn't compare to being able to come to this site and share anything and everything with you girls!!! It is so pleasant knowing that everyone here is going through the same main issue....fighting the weight loss battle!!!

I hope I've caught everyone....

I better get off here....I've been awake since 4:30 this morning, and my ears are killing me! I'm thinking it's time to have hubby take me to the ER and have them looked at.....again. I just finished a 10 day supply of antibiotics for the Left one about a week ago,,,now my right one is almost swollen shut....I'll check in on everyone later this evening!!! I want to wish you all a wonderful day....You are all :angel: in my book!!!


04-21-2002, 04:55 PM
No Crust Strawberry Pie

24 oz fresh strawberries--rinsed and hulled
1 (2.1 oz) pkg sugar free cook and serve vanilla pudding mix
1 (6 oz) pkg sugar free strawberry flavored gelatin
2 cups water

1. Distribute strawberries evenly in a 10" pie pan
2. In a medium saucepan, combine pudding mix, gelatin mix and water. Stir well and bring to a full boil.
3. Pour mixture over strawberries and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
4. Top with light frozen whipped topping if desired.

8 servings
ONE POINT per serving! (without topping)

You COULD use a low fat graham cracker crust too...
I don't know though...I LIKE the idea of half the pie being only 4 points!
I have one in the frig right now...will report results later!

04-21-2002, 07:37 PM
Hi everyone! :wave: Trying to catch up on all that reading was really quite a challenge! :eek: I have spent the good part of late this afternoon reading what all you 'chatty' people have written. The BIG problem is that I didn't open my second browser window for my replies while I was reading this time so now I will need to back up and read again in order to do the replies. That isn't going to happen tonight so don't hold your breath! :lol:

Our weekend away was wonderful! :D It is so good to leave the phone, the computer, the kids and the cat home and get away! The room we had was on the third floor of this Victorian house. Yes, I said third floor! :o That was FUN!!! :nono: If you want to see where we went, go to www.castleinthecountry.com and click on 'rooms'. Choose 'the Heron' and it will give you a virtual tour. The room had a queen-size bed and a two person jacuzzi tub, 2 sky lights and a fireplace. It was wonderful!

Friday night we went to the 'Grill House' which is pretty cool. You actually pick your steak or fish out of a deli case and then go into this room that has a huge sectioned off grill in the middle of it and you cook your own stuff. Then they have sauteed onions, baked beans, fried potatoes and a baked potatoe bar that you help yourself to. Excellent food! I grilled myself a tuna steak! YUM! :T

Saturday we got up and were served breakfast at the Inn. Then we left out for some antiquing and general 'catting around'. The highlight of my day was when DH took me to a junk yard. It was called U Wrench It. We walked in and they charge $1 to get in. And DH whips out $1. The woman looked at him and said 'per person'. I said, "great, you're gonna drag me to a junk yard and then you make me pay for myself to get in???? What a guy!"

Sooooo, he dug out another $1 and in we went. Unfortunately, we didn't find what we were looking for: a spoiler and console cover for my youngest son's car. :( But we had a GREAT time! :eek:

Another couple took the weekend with us too, so we had split up in the morning and decided to meet for dinner in Saugatuck, a little town on the coast of Lake Michigan. We ate at a little diner called the Mermaid and then my honey surprised me and bought a $400 clock that we had spotted when we were there a year and a half ago. :D

All in all, it was just a great, relaxing weekend. Something we have vowed to do more often.

It does not want to let me post my whole post so I'm breaking it up into two. Be right back....................

04-21-2002, 07:38 PM
Part 2.............I'm baaaaack.............

I really don't have time to go back and take notes and do responses tonight. But I promise I will get back to it later this week. I do want to welcome grizzlyschick. I hope you find you like our little corner of the site. I've been here from the beginning, July 2000. Come as often as you like. We're always here, well, most of us, some of the time, anyway! :) And to Duckie, holy cow :moo:, don't think you're 'intruding'. My goodness, just jump in here whenever the mood strikes you. We're kind of like Motel 6, 'we'll leave the light on for you'. :D

Well, girls, I'm sorry I can't get to everyone else right now. I'm glad you all kept things going while 2cute and I were gone. It was amazing to see how much you all had written. I will be back when I have some time to catch up. Love to all! :love:

"There can be no situation in life in which the conversation of my dear sister will not administer some comfort to me." - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

04-21-2002, 10:01 PM
Hello everyone,

I just wanted to stop in and say hi.

Too many people to reply to individually, but to Katrina: I have actually been yo-yoing the same 3 pounds, but not gaining...thankfully.

I did pretty well today:


egg beaters w/fat free cheese and toast


Greek salad minus the olives (yuck!)


2 slices of pizza
mini meatballs


1 coconut chocolate

I don't think I went over points either (but I don't really know how to count the mini meatballs--they were the size of a melon scoop, or a gumball)

I did 30 minutes of the bike and 3 sets of side crunches and front crunches, and 1 set of legs in the air crunches. I also did a couple sets of wall leg lifts and squats. My bike riding alone burned more calories than my entire breakfast.

I am really happy. I actually had a decent weekend food wise. I wasn't perfect, but 2 slices of pizza instead of 5 is a vast improvement. I am going to do this....

Question: does anyone know where I can find the Don Marcos fat free flour tortillas (6 inch). They are 1/2 point each and really good. I was able to find them at Meijers, but today I couldn't--all out--I tried Farmer Jack's and Krogers too, but no go.... HELP!

Well it is bedtime. Good night and take care.


04-21-2002, 11:10 PM
I am sooooo proud of us....we really kept this place hoping this weekend.

I have to report it is STILL SNOWING. I have had enough.

Pretty or not Baylee....it's the end of April.

My hand really hurts...from yesterday no doubt so I will be off now to wrap it in something hot....

Welcome back Thin...I missed you. Sounds like a great time and I think you should have paid your own $1.00 to get into the junk yard...you did get the $400.00 clock after all!!!!:lol:

04-21-2002, 11:54 PM
Just wanted to check in on everyone before I turn in for the night. I did go to the ER this afternoon, and all I've done is sleep since I got home. The doctor was so nice, but he told me that I shouldn't have waited so long to get the ear looked at. Turned out I have a severly infect right ear, so I got to spend a fortune at the pharmacy for 4 different prescriptions today....:( Not a good day for moving around that's for sure!!! Hopefully between the oral antibiotics, and the ear drops with antibiotics in them I will be back to my old self soon....I can tell you the tylenol with codiene he gave me has helped with the pain, but I sure can't keep my eyes open very long!

Welcome back thin....sounds like you had a GR8 time!!!

Goodnight everyone, my eyes are trying to close as I type.


04-22-2002, 01:45 AM
WOW !!!!! I said fill up one thread.... but TWO !!!!! :eek: I am PROUD of all of you.!!!
Luckylady... I think they took your challenge to fill up the site while I was gone. :spin:
And yes Baylee... my eyes are crossed from reading so much. :dizzy: ... :lol:

I had the MOST WONDERFUL time with my daughter. We get along really really well and always enjoy ourselves. Unfortunately we also love to eat together... so Monday is a new beginning for me... again. :^: But I don't regret it. I had a blast.

I am having to post this into two also.... so the replys will be in the next post.

04-22-2002, 01:47 AM
The saga continues... LOL

Luckylady... you kept these girls going and kept me reading forever. Thanks.. it was great coming back and finding so many posts. ;)

Theresa... I grew up near Pittsburg KS in Joplin Mo. :eek:
It's a small world. Have you always lived there?? When I go to see my parents I am in Joplin. And I think it is GREAT that you go bowling with your son. Keep it up.

Welcome grizzlyschick....we are always glad to have newcomers. You have already heard lots of good suggestions for exercise. One shared long ago ... you can do sitting at your computer. DEEP BREATHEING. Breathe in deep... then HOLD IT. You let it out really slow. Repeat 10 times every time you sit down at the computer. You will be amazed how many muscles you use when you haven't been using any.

Duckie... You stop in every chance you get. You are not intruding at all. I hope you post more when you can... and quit worring about the times you can't.
I too love to camp and fish. It was much easier when I was fat and young than now... being fat and OLD. :rolleyes:

Kat... I want that license plate.... but if I ever got pulled over by the police they would accuse me of stealing it from someone. :lol:
Congrats on starting the new thread !!! YOu did great. Now you will have to do it more often.
And that recipe sounds sooo yummy. :T

Susie.. good to see you posting again. We sure have missed you.
Mary... do you EVER slow down??? I want to know how you keep from being "skinny" with as much going as you do. LOL

Michelle...as you tell all of us.. put the past in the past and start from where you are today.
I too am worried about Tina... and the others missing.

Tina... please please... come tell us where you are.

Thin.... I hope you have fun reading it all AGAIN.... :dizzy:
There is no way I am... I LOVE all these women... but what I forgot... is staying there. LOL. There is no way I can read that much AGAIN. LOL

Baylee... you kept me busy the last hour or TWO. :eek:
I hoped you all would fill up one page... but two was a really SHOCK. LOL You guys are GREAT !!!!

I know I am missing soooo many...please know that even when we don't mention you by name... we still think about you.
It is hard to get everyone in.

Well friends... I have been gone a lot lately and I have a lot to do here now.
I will try to get back soon. I am determined to get back on program.
I am filling my water jugs and getting them cold for tomorrow. I am committing to 8 glasses of water.... 10 minutes of exercise.... and better food choices.

It is sure good to see you all again. Well .. I can barely "see" at all since reading for the last two hours. LOL LOL LOL
good night :wave:

04-22-2002, 02:53 AM
I don't remember who has the snow and who has the rain but I am sending my sunshine your way. :) :)

You have brightened my day sooo much... it is the least I can do.
You might need your sunglasses... it is bright. :cool:

04-22-2002, 09:08 AM
Welcome Back 2Cute ...It's Baylee and I that have SNOW and it is only 28 this morning with a prediction of snow on Friday....somehow I missed Spring, Summer and Fall:dizzy: :mad: :?:

My Dad's birthday is going to drive me nuts....I have the invitations, plates, forks, cake, decorations, etc but it seems like I find new things I have forgotten every day. Do any of you have a good punch recipe?

I do feel, for whatever reason, that my slacking off is going away and I have been thinking "eat better" & "exercise". Maybe it's the Monday blues.:lol: :lol: No, I do hope my "lose this fat" determination has set in.

Motivational Monday:
"If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas Alva Edison

I would love to astound myself!!!!!!

04-22-2002, 10:43 AM
The post I had about the SUNSHINE was suppose to have a picture attached. Grrrr.
I will try it again and hopefully it will take. It is a JPEG and I stole it off of another site in 3FC so it should have worked. :rolleyes:

I told Thinthinker that if I had to stay on the "THIRD" floor and climb those stairs... I would sleep on the bottom step and tell them to forget my bed... just bring me my breakfast. :lol:

I have got tons to do today.
Motivation Monday..... I am motivated by putting a time limit on finishing my bedroom. If I keep myself busy.. it sure helps to keep me out of the food.

04-22-2002, 11:07 AM
Good Morning Lady's

It's a beautiful morning the sun is shining and smells so fresh and woodsy outside, I think spring has finally sprung ( knock on wood). The snow's almost all gone, I love this time of year, it's just taking alittle longer to arrive this year. Every morning on my way to work lately, I've spotted numerous deer with their new babies, a porcupine in the same field, and a little skunk along side the road. As well as all the birds have arrived, I could sit outside all day long and just enjoy the scenery.

Did pretty good yesterday, made a hashbrown casserole, 3 points per cup, if think I probably had 9 points though, not to good with the portions. I did go for a walk after supper, took my son and off we went. He rode his bike, and I was able to keep up with him ( mind you he's only 4) pretty good pace, walk probably 2 miles, it took 40 min. I was proud of myself, last year at this time my shin's would have been killing me, it's true even alittle weight loss, make's a difference. I want to walk every other day if not every day. I know I can lose just by walking I've done it before.

Thin- the B&B sound's wonderful, I'm so jealous my fiance is so boring, if I took him to a place like that all he'd want to do is lay around and watch TV, he's not very romantic, and just taking a walk and holding hands would have to take alot of nagging. If it doesn't involve the TV ( any kind of sports) hunting or fishing, he's really not interested. I do alot of nagging, to much. Your weekend was exactly the type of weekend I would love.

2 Cute- Welcome back, glad you had a great time with you daughter, I'm not sure where you went or what you did, I don't have time to go back that far and read the post's, but glad you had fun, and I hope you sunshine reaches those who need it, and stay's for awhile.

Yellow - I hope your ear heal's real fast that's got to be the most painful and uncomfortable infection, next to a infected tooth.

Well I know there's alot of you I didn't reply to just don't have the time, hope you all have a great on track day, and keep moving, Check in later:D

04-22-2002, 11:52 AM
Good morning everyone!!

I got a late start this morning. My little angel slept in till 7:40...what a treat for me! It would have been nicer if it was John's day off. I get up with him and put his lunch together and get all his stuff on the table so he can just get out of the shower, dress and grab his stuff as he goes out the door. DOes he have me trained or WHAT! LOL I hopped right back into bed before he even got out of the shower!

My ankles and shins hurt today from walking at the baby show and then yesterday at the mall for 5 hours. I did get some bargains though! I got Andrew a little short suit with tie and vest for $13 to wear at the wedding next month. I also got him navy blue pants incase its cool that day. We can switch the shorts for the pants. I just want to get him a navy blue sweater since its short sleeves. You never know what the weather is going to be these days...some have snow..YUK! We have RAIN today and its cold...some have heat and sunshine!! I also found myself a nice pantsuit to wear for the wedding. It was regularly $80 and I got it for $34.99! Can't beat that! And of the more expensive ones I tried on with it I liked this the best which is unusal for me to like the cheaper one! I just need to get a pair of navy blue slip on sandals or some type of shoe. I want something with a small heel...always feel more dressed up with heels! Now to just get John something to wear...hopefully it will be navy blue too and we will all be coordinated! He needs to try stuff on that he has here first...he will do that tomorrow since he is off tuesday and wednesday this week. I spent some major money already. I got Andrew a pair of sandals and a pair of new sneakers and I got myself a pair of New Balance walking sneakers too. We had a great time yesterday. He napped for 1 1/2 hours...wish I could have gotten in the stroller with him and parked it somewhere and slept too!

Enough babbling....

2Cute...welcome back! Were you suprised we were so active? I hope we used up some calories with all this activity! LOL I needed the help this weekend! Glad you had a great weekend! I am starting fresh today and trying to keep the points low to make up for the past couple of days. I know I can do this and I want that pant suit to look better in 4 weeks! I am aiming for 15 lbs gone by then but will settle for 10 more gone! I know I can do this!

Duckie, it sounds like you are on your way! I have to get my rear in gear and get out walking. NOw that I have a new pair of sneaks I have no more excuses except its raining today and I don't want to take the baby out!

Lucky I love that quote! I can't help you with the punch recipe. Sorry...there are websites like www.foodtv.com that might have something you can use!

Theresa hope that ear infection clears up quickly! I hate being sick. I hate pain too! I am a big baby! Hey you go and join that bowling league with your son and WHO CARES what size you are! No one will even be paying attention because you all will be having too much fun with your kids! I use to bowl on several leagues and I started out with a 101 average and built up to 165. I was BIG then too! But I got some exercise in and I HAD FUN and if someone didn't like my size then that was THEIR problem!

Susie glad to see you posting with us again. Sounds like you are doing ok with your food. It takes time to change those old eating habits. We just need to work on them a little at a time so it eventually turns into better habits! I am working on water and journaling this week!

Thin glad to see you back too! 3rd floor huh? I wouldn't have made it through the weekend...but think of all the exercise you got in!

Baylee....I had a dream last night...actually this morning...I dreamt that the trees around the house broke off and invaded my upstairs. They turned into these viscious little bushy branches of tree and I couldn't get rid of them. Really! I'm not kidding....I guess I have a wild imagination or something. I think I would have rather had those squirrels! LOL

Kat I am going to make that strawberry pie. I got the pudding and gelatin and strawberries last night but I didn't write down the package sizes...Not sure if Ihave enough to make it today. I will check the cupboards for extra boxes when I get done here. I just made the muffins this morning and they are soooo good. I will post the recipe if anyone wants it. Even my son ate them. I like the pears in them. I had two and shared with my son but still counted the 4 points.

Well ladies, this post is way too long...I am worried about Tina..does anyone have her email address?

Have a great day...I WILL be back! Michelle

04-22-2002, 12:47 PM
STOP !!!!
It is time to start a new thread. Please do NOT post in this thread... instead go to the next chapter of this ongoing saga .... you can find it at 300+...#159
See you all there. :wave: