Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again....#164

05-01-2002, 08:00 PM

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

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

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

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


05-01-2002, 08:08 PM
Hi guys! :wave: Sorry, had to start a new thread we were getting long. Hope you don't mind. :)

It has been a snacky kind of day. I had a couple of Morningstar Sausage links (YUCK) and Eggbeaters with 2 pieces of lite toast for brunch and then it's been 2 pt. Pria bars and WOW chips and 1 pt. Stawberry Pie. I'm still only at 20 points for the day out of 36 so I'll be fine, but it's just the idea of eating constantly today. :eek:

FluffyEwe: Welcome to our humble little corner of 3FC's. We're so very glad you joined us. Don't worry about the weigh in Wednesday. When you're ready, that's cool. Also, you don't HAVE TO share the number at the scale with us either. :) It's ok. Where abouts in Michigan do you hail from. I'm from Michigan too, a northeast suburb of Detroit. Anyway, I hope that you will be comfortable here. We are an eclectic group of all different sizes, on all different programs, from all over. I know you'll love it here. [[[hugs]]]

2cute: Your photo session sounds like fun, NOT! I'm glad the guy was gracious about it all. That's helpful. * You keep up the good work OP. You're inspiring me to finally get on with the job.

Michelle: I am sooooo bad with magazines. I have stacks and stacks of 'I'll read this later' articles, and 'I'll make this, it looks good' recipes. I'm ready to just pitch the whole dang thing. It would really clean things up around here.

Gonna run. Hope you all have a good night. Love to all. :love:

05-01-2002, 09:17 PM
Hey guys! Wanted to show you a picture of my new baby...hehe
Her name is Smoke......(after my favorite racecar driver...Tony Stewart) Isn't she cute?

05-01-2002, 09:19 PM
I am soooooo soooooo MAD !!!!!!! :mad:
I wrote a longggggg post and then got knocked off line. !!!!
I have been writing so much off line lately and then pasteing... that I forgot I was on line and had to save. Grrrrrr. And it was soooo good too. LOL
Then I rewrote some of it here... and came to the site.... pasted it... and got knocked off line again. :rolleyes:
Here I go again... let's see how long I last.

I will just Welcome Fluffyewe.!!! We are glad to have you join us.
Please don't worry about the weigh in Wed.... I have NEVER posted my weight.
I have share that my first goal was to be able to weigh on a doctors scale and I have accomplished that. :cool: I only share what I lose... and I have lost 30 lbs.

Hey guys... do you want to change that Weigh In Wed to another logo.??? I have used Wacky Wed before.
I kind of like "Way to go Wed". We could do some bragging about what we are doing right. Or do you think some will think it means we have a longggg 'way to go' for goal.? LOL
I don't like Wishful Wed. I have been "wishing" this weight gone for too long... it is now time to do more than just wish. It is time to take ACTION !!!!
Anyone else have any ideas.?? We can leave it as is too. It is not as if we adhere to it anyways. LOL

Thin and Michelle....
Take those magazines and TOSS THEM !!!!
I know it is hard to do.... just say "Yes I CAN" and then can them. LOL
Trust me... you will have plenty of new ones that are just waiting to pile up on you.
It was the MOST FREEING thing I ever did.
You know how we are always wishing someone would just come and WHOOSH this fat off of our bodies. One big WHOOSH.
Well you have the power and the control to WHOOSH those magazines that keep your weighted down. They are always there... waiting on you. Just like a little devil :devil: ... they may be also weighting on you. YOU CAN DO IT !!!

Okay... I am out of time. Sorry I missed everyone else.
I had a healthy homemade chinese chicken tonight. :T Mmmm
Plus plenty of water. I JUST LOVE IT when I am not cheating. !!!!
In case I am not here tomorrow.. I am going to try and go see my parents. It has been over a week. I am NOT looking forward to driving.. especially high speeds used on highways .... I think I am getting more antsy with time instead of better. :^:

05-01-2002, 09:36 PM
I'm back again....just like that bad penny!!!

2Cute...I did the magazine toss today. I went through them and pulled out the recipes and coupons from them first....but they are in the trash out on the roadside as we speak...they will be picked up bright and early in the morning!! You just take your time driving tomorrow! It does get easier...it took me a few weeks to start trusting those other drivers again when I was hit!!

Tina..what a cute baby! How precious! My baby is growing so fast...he is doing just fine in his big boy bed!! Makes me want to have another one! But that ain't happening..... So...how has your day been going? Any baths lately? I mean...twosome baths lately? :D

Fluffy...welcome to our humble home!! We are glad to have you! Post often so we get to know you. Like Thin said...we are an eclectic group....these are the greatest friends I have...very supportive and caring individuals!! So jump right in and join this crazy bunch!!

Well you all....I am heading to bed since I didn't get a nap today. ANdrew is asleep in his big boy bed right beside me snoring away! LOL

Oh...I just wanted to share one more recipe with you all...you know how you always need something to go with your sandwich or hamburger...something besides potato chips...(heck I'd rather have the chips)....well I made some low fat cole slaw that was sooo good I could have eaten the whole bowl. The whole bowl would have only been 8 points. Just take 3 1/2 cups of the bagged dole coleslaw mix, 2 green scallions chopped, 1/2 cup of raisins (I had the golden ones) and mix them all together. Then in a small bowl mix 1/3 cup of non fat yogurt, 1 T. of light mayo, 1 tsp. of dijon mustard and 1/4 tsp. of dill weed. Mix it all up good and pour it into the slaw mix and stir it up!! Walaa...all done!! And 1 cup is only 2 points. 110 cal, 2g fat, 3g fiber, 3g protein, 22g carb, sodium is 95 mg.

Ok off I go to jump into bed...see you all in the morning!!


05-01-2002, 09:53 PM
Hello chickies
Welcome Fluffy to our humble little group.
I worked 8 hours today and was told I would probably get a lot of hours in June also. Food was ok
slim fast meal bar coffee

12 in veggie delight subway
diet coke

2 hot dogs

ww ice cream sand

I'm off tomorrow and work again Friday and off Sat.
better go before I get kicked of:wave:

05-01-2002, 09:59 PM
Hi Everyone:wave:

WOW...I have some catching up to do don't I? I did manage to check in yesterday long enough to read all the Super advice about my work problems. By the way....THANK YOU ( I know tomorrow is thank you Thursday, BUT....I am finally ahead of schedule:lol: ) for all the WONDERFUL advice!!! I made up my mind to just go intot he office and do my job the best I can do it..and if my sister-in-law boss can't handle it,,,it is HER problem...NOT mine!! After all the support you girls gave me, and re reading the very appreciative letter from one of my sales reps,,,,I know you are all right.....I DO love my job, so I WILL fight for it!!!:devil:

I have gotten a little off track with my eating the last couple days though......not real bad,,,,,but enough that I feel guilty. My water drinking is where I am having trouble the last couple of days,,,BUT,,,I made myself a promise to start out again with my water in the morning,,,,I am going to take those baby steps to get back on track!!! I also haven't been very active the last couple of days....I am going to get on my exercise bike as soon as I post this reply!!!! I am going to be strong about it,,and just do it!!!

Well girls, I have printed off the last several posts and I will reply to all tomorrow!! I am looking forward to my reading project before bed!!!!

Tina----I couldn't help but notice that sweet little baby!!!!....What a cutie!!! I have 4 puppies that I'm looking for good homes for as I type.....I hate to part with them, but I do think 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 cockatiel is plenty!!!

GoodNight and I will talk to you all tomorrow!!

05-02-2002, 12:55 AM
Hi all! :wave: Just thought I would check in real quick before hitting the hay. :yawn: I'm headed to the woman's expo tomorrow. It's like a giant trade show for women. Lots of walking, lots of shopping, lots of health companies and make up and massage, and........... It'll be fun, I'm taking my best friend. We're going to start out early and then she has to be to work by 3:00 so I'll be home in the afternoon to do a quickie job I didn't take care of tonight. :(

Theresa: It's amazing how behind we get with just a few hours sometimes. Hang in there. I'm glad your head is back on track about the job. Why should YOU have to give up something you love so?!?!

Mary: You are one busy lady. And your food plan looks good.

Michelle: My problem isn't the body of the magazines, it's all of the articles I've cut out over the years. :o That slaw recipe sounds really good. I will definately try that one.

Tina: You new 'little one' is really cute!

2cute: If you decide to go to your folks, just take it easy. Be safe, my friend.

Goin' to bed. You all behave. See ya late tomorrow.

05-02-2002, 01:03 AM
:yawn: Just stopping in real quick before I hit the ol' sack. So, how are all of my wonderful friends? Fantastic I hope. Well, I did my walking video today....drank my water and stayed OP....another successful day AND I wore a shirt to work today that I bought about 8 years ago and have never worn because it was too tight.....how's them apples? :p

Well, technically I know it's not Thursday yet, but it will be in a few minutes......so here are the things I am thankful for:

1. I am thankful to have (and have always had) a DH that loves me just the way I am and has never ever made me feel unattractive...........not even once.
2. I am thankful for two healthy children.
3. I am thankful for my cyber family........when I come here to be with you.........it is my home away from home...


Theresa: I'm glad you are feeling better about your job. I can't say that I exactly know how you feel, because I've never quite been in your situation, but I can imagine. Just keep your head up girl and let your work speak for itself. And if they don't appreciate you.........then it's their loss, not yours.

Mary: Hey woman....how are you today? What about your son? Has he found another job yet. This is a terrible time to be out of work. :?:

Michelle: Ha Ha .....you funny girl. No, there has not been any "twosome" baths.....but thank you for asking. Showers...I can deal with......but actually climbing in the tub together...that's where I draw the line. I do love him so though. What a good man I have. Oh.....and what a wonderful coleslaw recipe! Leave it up to you to have yet another good recipe...you wear me out! :lol:

2cute: What about Wacky Wednesday? We could make Wednesday a day for doing something wacky......you know, like doing something that is not part of our normal routine. Trying something new......going somewhere different.....you know, just to shake things up a bit. By the way.....loooooved the striptease. :s:

TT: How are you doing my friend? Thanks for the sweet words about time with the dh. And you are right.....he is just catching up because we haven't been able to spend any time together lately......it just threw me completely off guard when there I was.....relaxing in the tub and here he came and said, "Can I get in?" Would not like to have to explain to 911 how we got stuck together in the tub, so I used my "out" clause. You know the one........get out!!! :lol:

Fluffy: Welcome to the group. Come and come often. This is a wonderful group of people who will have nothing but love for you.

Well guys, I am out of here. I know I missed Kat, Malia, Lucky and Baylee......guys, I am sorry from the bottom of my heart, but I can barely keep my eyes open.......but heck, you know I love ya! :love: And if I missed anyone else, I'm sorry.

And in closing, for those of you who do not know who Tony Stewart is...................WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING UNDER A ROCK? :lol: Just kidding ....here is a picture of who I am sure will be the next Winston Cup Champion! Go Tony!

http://www.tonystewartfans.com/icons/hottony.gif What a cutie, huh? :s:

05-02-2002, 06:56 AM
Hi everyone,

Tina, now I know your secret. Have a fantasy man don't you? This past weekend as I entered Home Depot. Lo and behold who appeared in all his glory on a coke machine? Your fantasy babe. I thought, "look at Tina's cutie." Ahhh, the bonuses of life. Mine is the multitude of men in all eye colors and physiques who come through our office doors. Bonus of the job.

Michelle, what can I say, but I envy you for your healthy teeth. My brother is 43 yrs and had one cavity. My teeth are ruined. I could write a book on the horror stories I encountered. I'll give you a sneak peek. Two most painful experiences. (1) fitting for a crown--the dentist inserts a cord under the gum to take an impression. by then, anesthetic is wearing off and it's painful. (2) oral surgery--anesthetic needle breaks, surgeon doesn't know how much anesthesia given. 2/3 into surgery, anesthesia wears off. open my eyes and see a sickle like instrument and gloves drenched with blood. How's that for a teaser. Okay, okay, no more. :^:

Needless to say, I was very preoccupied with my teeth today. The gum still hurts. I didn't exercise today. First lapse in three months. I slept in and took naps. Ate pancakes for dinner. Pain or not, I'm going back on plan tomorrow.

Take care of your teeth. Floss daily.

05-02-2002, 08:57 AM
WOW I don't know if I will catch up now....you are a gabby group this week.

Michelle: That coleslaw sounds good - I have it copied, Thanks.

2Cute: Do WE get to see your new photo's????? Come on, share!!!!

Tina: Your new baby is soooo cute. I have a cat that I seem to be constantly arguing with!!!! Of course, he doesn't listen. What does Tony Stewart do? (JUST kidding)

Malia: I always tell my dentist - "you hurt me, I hit".... I hate the way they try to get all my money and more. It's terrible....highway robbery. It's like taking your car to a mechanic, they always find something to they say you need so they can charge more. HATE IT!!!!

Well, I will be treading here until after Sunday (Dad's big birthday) so don't forget me.

05-02-2002, 09:13 AM
Hi, all! :wave: Thanks to all of you for the wonderful. heartfelt welcome!

First of all, let's get the Thankful Thursday under way... I am thankful for:
- my entire family - including my ex (yes, you read that right!), who helped "train" me for my husband today! - my 5 children and 7 grandchildren.
- my husband, who has given me a second chance at happiness :love:
- my health
- a new day

Thinkthinker, I'm from a southwest suburb of Detroit - at least I think you folks out here would call it that! I'm originally from west Michigan, where "suburbs" of Grand Rapids are much closer together! Still trying to get over the culture shock of being in east Michigan :o, and our goal is to someday re-locate back to the GR area, where all my kids and grandkids are! I miss them all so much :cry:

QueenB, you have a beautiful little baby there! Such a little cuddly!

2cute, thanks for the idea to report losses... I will be sure to do that once I get up the nerve to stand on the scale!:eek: I like the idea of having a specific day for the weigh-ins/weight-loss reporting - helps to keep us on track and accountable, I think. I know some are into WW, and have their weigh-ins on various days, but for those of us who are doing this "on our own", we need that accountability, too. Just my 2-cents' worth...

Michelle, your cole slaw recipe sounds terrific - can't wait to try it. We just went grocery shopping last night, though, so looks like it will have to wait a week.

Grannie, I wish I had your willpower - sounds like a reasonable menu plan to me! If I could just have ONE day of staying on plan, I'd feel like I could really do this! <sigh>:^:

Theresa, congrats on the job "attitude" - amazing how much that will help! I think we've all been in situations that were helped simply by adjusting our attitude - at least I know I have, many, many times.

Prism, I second your advice to everyone - floss, floss, floss! I've had my share of oral surgery, and don't want to do that again! Hope your mouth feels better soon!!!

Well, it's time to get my buns in gear... and start on the water. That's one of my biggest "problems" - getting the water down. Exercise is the most difficult, though, as my knees scream with pain if I walk too much! What a vicious cycle - My knees hurt due to my weight, I need to exercise to get the weight off, I can't do serious exercise because my knees hurt.... well, you get the picture! :shrug: One day at a time.....

Will check back on all of you later on today. Hope you all have a great day, inspite of any rain or cloudy skies (like I see out my window today).

btw, do any of you use instant messaging of any kind? Would love to 'chat' sometime!

-- FluffyEwe

05-02-2002, 09:32 AM
Just popping in to say hi befoe I go to the dreaded scale...I'm scared! BUT...I am going and I am not gonna chicken out!! Really scared though!!

I will be back to post to you all when I get back home this afternoon! Its a yukky day out so dark, dreary and rainy!

TTFN Michelle

05-02-2002, 09:45 AM
Hello all
Thankful Thursday
I am thankful for all of you
For my DH who loves me regardless
For my son even though he is worthless:devil:

Fluffy: I use yahoo messenger

QueenB: no my son hasn't found a job yet don't think he has been looking. He did take up some landscape timbers yesterday for me. I told him I would not pay his bills other than electricity and water. His cable and truck ins. could go if he didn't get a job and give me the money for them.

I'm off today I may do my shopping for food today since I work tomorrow.
Better go eat breakfast

Thin: The morningstar farms pattie sausage is better than the links. I hate the links also I have tried all three brands of veggie burgers and I think Boca Burgers are the best.

05-02-2002, 12:01 PM
Geez, things move quickly around here in 24 hours! I wasn't going to post this AM, really need a nappie to boost me for the rest of this long, heavily scheduled day, but I figured if I don't read now and reply...I'll NEVER catch up!

First of all, (I know I'm late on this, but....)WELCOME, FLUFFY to our little corner of 3FC! I think you'll like this grand group of gals! Good luck with your efforts in the eternal struggle...that's what it feels like to me, anyway!

I wanted to post individually, but there's NO WAY I can stay awake that long!! I"ll be back later.

05-02-2002, 12:37 PM
Just popping back in real quick to let you all know it wasnt' THAT bad...I lost 2 lbs. But mind you...I gained 4 lbs last week...so they say!!

I stopped to get a pair of shoes to wear for the wedding on the 18th and then popped into the grocery store to pick up a few things. I am going to make the lime pie for 3 pts a serving. Except mine is going to be lemon because they didn't have the sugar free lime jello. Its made with ff cool whip, yogurt, jello and the reduced fat graham cracker crust. You could do peach (do they have SF peach jello?), lemon, lime, strawberry!! I'll let you all know how it comes out...but for now I need to go get my baby boy from daycare.

I will be back again to post to you all...I promise I promise! Gotta clean the car out this afternoon while Andrew is napping because we are going to a funeral tomorrow. John's uncle passed this week. We just got him back up here about 4-5 weeks ago from FLorida...long story!

TTFN Michelle

05-02-2002, 02:56 PM
Come out come out wherever you arrrrrrrrrre!!!

Kat are you having sweet dreams?? I should be taking a nap while Andrew is asleep on the couch again. He was up at midnite last night then like a bad alarm clock he was up at 445 ready to go again!! He is an early bird!!

Mary you had me rolling on the floor with the comment about your son! LOL I had an ex-husband that was worthless! I got rid of him after 19 years!! Thats hard to do with a child though!

Fluffy...I keep buying those weight watcher cookbooks each week so I am full of recipes!! I like to try something different so I don't feel deprived or get bored!! I just made that lemon chiffon pie...its in the fridge right now...it says to chill overnight or at least 2 hours...hope I can hold out that long!

Lucky that coleslaw is very filling. I had some for lunch! I find when I eat my fruits and veggies at each meal that I get full for a longer period of time. Must be the fiber!!

Malia...OUCH! That IS a nightmare! Sorry you had to experience that!

Whoa...Tina!! What a cutie...have you taken a bath with that one yet?? :joker:

Thin that expo sounds like fun! I wanna go too!! After awhile I get sick of the clutter and start throwing stuff out that has been hanging around for a long long time! If I haven't touched it or looked for it or needed it in a long time then out it goes! Kinda like the ex-husband!! LOL

Theresa....glad you feel better about the job! If you are happy there then you stay put and do what you have to do! Let the unhappy people leave!!

2Cute I am for Wacky Wednesday too! We need to shake ourselves up once in a while to keep us on our toes! So...what do you all say? Wacky Wednesday or what??

Ok so its roll call time...Susie, Andria, Jen, Baylee and whoever else is managing to avoid my mind right now...where are you all ?

I need to clean out the car..better do it while the boy is still asleep...I'll catch you all later...bye for now!


05-02-2002, 07:28 PM
Hi everyone! :wave: The expo was really nice. My friend and I had a wonderful time. There were tones of cool company sponsors. Make up and fitness companies, clothing boutiques and health booths of every kind. There was no grocery sponsor this year so there were not alot of food samples. Actually, that's pretty ok with me. They were very long lines to wait in and alot of extra calories that I don't need right now. :^:

We stopped at a great little place on the way home for lunch. I had a huge grilled chicken salad with FF Raspberry Vinegarette. It was delicious! :D Honey is on his way home and he's taking me out for dinner.....somewhere........it's a surprise. :o We will actually be having some 'alone' time for a change because my oldest, who commutes to college and lives at home, is taking a Spring and Summer semester this year and will be gone 4, count them, 4 nights a week! :devil: This could be FUN!!!!

As for the Wednesday thing, I don't really care. If folks need it to stay Weigh In Wednesday so they have some accountability, that's cool with me.

Tina: Why did you have to mention the 911 call? I cannot get that picture out of my head! :lol: Of course that one and the one of 2cute flashing her boobs at the insurance guy! There have been a whole lot of funny pictures floating around here lately!!!!

Malia: You poor thing and your teeth! [[[hugs]]] I'm not into people digging in my mouth either, but I do have a cleaning scheduled in the morning.

LuckyLadyBug: I know that party for your dad is going to turn out GREAT!!! Isn't it fun to be the only 'worker bee'???

FluffyEwe: Gosh, I'm sorry you're so far from your kids and grandkids. That must be really tough! [[[hugs]]] Grand Rapids is such a beautiful city. I've been to conferences there several times. I really love staying at the Amway Grand. * I hear you on the vicious circle of knees and exercise. It's really tough. Do you take anything for your knees. I've found some relief from Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements. I had to play with the amounts until I was taking enough to work well, but I've finally got it pretty much under control. * On water, I have had the same problem. I still don't drink 'plain' water much other than when I'm out to dinner. But I do drink a ton of the Sam's Choice flavored water. It is carbonated though and some people don't like that, but it's better than plain water to me. :) I also have tried Fruit 2 O which is not carbonated but just lightly flavored with fruit. Both of them are calorie and caffeine free so they do count as drinking water. Just a thought.....

Mary: Oh, it's good to know that the Morningstar Patties are better. I won't ever buy the links again. They taste worse than dog food......not that I know what dog food tastes like! :eek:

Katrina: I know that 'never catch up' feeling too. Sometimes I check in and don't think I'll write, but when I come back later I'm really overwhelmed!!! Hope you take time to smell the roses.

Michelle: "touched it.....looked for it......needed it"=ex-husband - that's precious! :lol:

2cute: Guess you made it out of town. Hope you're having a good trip.

Jen: Where are ya, hun??? Come on out, your friends are waiting for you.

Well girls, I'm gonna run. DH should be walking in any minute and #1 son is gone for the night.....what more could a girl ask for????? :love: See ya all later.

"The only good teachers for you are those friends who love you, who think you are interesting or very important, or wonderfully funny." - Brenda Ueland

05-02-2002, 07:36 PM
{{{{{{{{{{HELLOOOOOOO }}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Its very very lonely in here today!!!

I am just gonna give you a recipe I tried tonight...OMG is it soooo good! Just like you would get in a restaurant and you wouldn't even know it was low fat! It is so rich and creamy! And if you are a comfort food person then this is for you for sure!

Shrimp and Feta Rigatoni

2 cups of cooked rigatoni pasta(or other large pasta) I used ziti
1 T.margerine
1 cup skim milk
2 T flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (garlic & herb flavored) I used plain
1 lb peeled shrimp
3 cloves garlic minced
1/4 finely shredded fresh basil

Cook and drain pasta. While pasta is cooking mince your garlic and put in nonstick skillet sprayed well with cooking spray. Set aside. Melt margerine in a large saucepan over med. heat. Whisk together milk, flour, salt and pepper. Gradually stir into the melted margerine. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly and boil about 1 minute (keep stirring). Stir in feta cheese and set aside. Cook shrimp and garlic in skillet over medium heat about 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Combine pasta and shrimp into sauce and stir. Stir in fresh basil.

Serves 4: 6 pts per serving.

This is so filling> I tried to eat more but couldn't get more than 2 more bites in over my 1 serving and I had nothing with it except something to drink!


We are in the middle of tornado watches until 9 pm tonight and it is thundering and lightening and raining now! Scary! I hate the loud noise and the light shows!! Can't wait for John to get home!! Me chicken!! LOL

Have a good night you all....don't know if I will make it back tonight!


05-02-2002, 10:25 PM
Hi Everyone:wave:

I just finished filling out my evaluation papers,,,and I'm taking everyone's advice, and going to stay put where I am!! Today was a GR8 day at work!! I am so proud of the company I work for! Our CEO called everyone into a meeting to share our results of the big ADP meeting (is an organization for independent yellowpage pulishers,,,kind of like the Oscars!!) We walked away with 7 Gold Book Awards!!! I was so proud to be a part of those books!! The only thing he announced that is un-nerving is he is trying to purchase another company in Utah, that would give us 6 more books.....in other words... more work!!:lol: Hey, that should keep me out of trouble though huh? ha ha I'll let you all know how my evaluation with the VP turns out, I don't know if I will get it tomorrow, or one day next week,,,,,but you girls will be the first to know!!! Keep your fingers crossed for me!!

Fluffy Ewe----WELCOME!!! Sweetie, I understand having trouble getting the water down. This time of year I like to put a slice of lemon in my water. Makes it a little easier. I did really good today, I actually had drank my 8 glasses of water before noon! :eek: Believe me, it usually takes me alllll day!! Don't pressure yourself on the exercise...remember...baby steps...they will get you there! Just do what feels good...and as you continue, it will get easier!! I use yahoo messenger, and ICQ...would love to chat with you sometime!!

Tina-I am in total agreement with you on Tony Stewart taking the next Winston Cup!!! I don't keep up with Nascar, but there are several girls at work that are absolutely anal about their racing..and that's what I hear...Tony Stewart is the man!!! ( I do have to agree....he is one NICE looking man!!:o )

Malia-Hope the mouth pain eases soon!!! I think that ranks right up with ear aches!! Don't beat yourself up over not exercising today sweetie...you have been so good about it (A LOT better than I have!!) You deserve a break, and when you don't feel good,,,what better time to take that break? It is a nice fringe benefit when you have nice looking men in and out of the office isn't it!!:devil: I know I never complain when a select few sales reps walk through!! ha ha

Lucky-I know the feeling on trying to catch up!! Amazing how behind we can get in just a day with all of us "yakking" huh? Have fun celebrating your dad's birthday!!! We'll be anxious to hear how everything went!!! Just remember we might not be right next to you...BUT...we are all with you in spirit!!

Michelle-CONGRATULATIONS on the 2 lbs gone!! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes!!! I don't have any good low fat recipes..but thanks to you...I'm getting some!! I have a few dessert recipes that I've transformed into low fat recipes on my own, and it's funny that nobody can ever tell the difference!!! One of them is a yummy lemonade pie....It's so easy to make and everyone will swear you worked all day on it!! I'll share the recipe when I have a little more time!! How's that angel of yours? I sometimes miss my sons younger days....I used to think when people would tell me to enjoy them now because they grow fast, that they were crazy....now that he is 13 I KNOW they were telling me the truth!!!

Thin-That expo sounds like it was a lot of fun!!! Some "alone" time with the hubby huh? Going to have some "shower time":joker: (I don't think we'll let Tina live that down will we? ha ha) Enjoy your time with dh....

Ok, girls, If I have missed anyone, believe me it was not intentional!!! I have the dinner dishes calling my name, and since tomorrow is Friday,,,,,I'm going to get them done up so I can go get my fingernails done tomorrow!!! Who knows? I might even go for a pedicure too....

Have a GR8 night and I will check in on everyone tomorrow


05-02-2002, 10:38 PM

I guess we're in the same weather pattern, Michelle...they have been saying the same thing here all day...we've had thunder & lightening for the past hour and then, just before 9:00, the heavens opened up and poured on down! I have not had the chance to cut the grass, what with all this rain lately...I'd like to get it done before tomorrow night for ...prom pictures!

I didn't have the heart to take away prom night...She is so excited and so am I! We were shopping before, chatting with a salesgirl, and I happened to say something about"we're going" or "our prom" ...my daughter looked at me quizzically and said, "OUR?" Yeah, that's right...I'm living vicariously through her! She had her manicure and pedicure tonight, hair up-do tomorrow...I ordered the buttoniere, (sp?) a gardenia...picked up film...took her for a tanning session...oh yeah, she owes me big time! But it's fun. I lnow she appreciates everything...I get such satisfaction from our closeness...I never had anything even remotely close with my mother...not that she was abusive or mean...not at all...just not warm, and not at all interested in anything I was doing. I'm not feeling sorry for myself, I'm long past that...I feel sorry for her though...she missed out on a helluva good daughter! i'm tempted to delete all that, but it came from the heart, so there it will stay.

Oh! Time's up, kat...same time next week?

Hey maybe we can make Thursday...Therapy Thursday! :lol:

I'm off...need to hustle a little (well, not so little) boy off to bed now...followed by me! Nighty night in my beddy-bye tonight for me! :yawn: Heaven!

Hi to everyone...love to all...

05-02-2002, 11:07 PM
Kat I love Therapy Thursday because I sure could use it.

I have been thinking since cleaning out my closets that I have lost my "style". You know how you can see an outfit and know someone that would wear that? Well, since gaining weight I somehow lost mine. Nothing in my closet is my style. I have decided I have to change this. I will not buy anything that doesn't fall into what I consider my style of clothes. I never wear it or feel uncomfortable in it anyway so why waste the money.

You all seem to be doing good.

Yellow it sounds like your job situation is clearing itself up. Keep us posted.

It's late and I haven't eaten yet....Sure glad you are here!:love:

05-03-2002, 12:59 AM
Whatcha up to? Not much here..............thought I'd hope in real quick before I hit the old sack. Tomorrow is my last day and then I am off! I can't wait! Today has been pretty good. We did go out to eat tonight, but I was very good.......We went to a Chinese buffet, so I pigged out on the veggies. I chose grilled instead of fried meats and had no chinese noodles with my wonton soup. Aren't I a good girl? :smug: The weather around here is very crappy today. It was really muggy and hot this morning and now it's storming. I'm going to try and hurry and finish this post before before my lights go out! :eek:!

Lucky: That's what I need to do....clean out the closet. I have stuff in there with the tags still on them and stuff that is way out of style.

Kat: You are so precious. I'm so glad your having a good time with your daughter. Don't get me wrong.....I love my boys and wouldn't trade them for anything in the world........but I always wanted a girl. I'm sure you will treasure the time you spend together for years to come!

Theresa: So glad everything is going well on the job. I'm so proud of you. You go girl!

Michelle: You and those recipes. You are a walking cookbook! Do you get all those recipes from the WW cookbooks they sell at the meetings? The large paperback ones?

TT: So glad you had a nice day at the Expo. Sounded really fun. So, some "alone" time for you and honey, huh? Need to borrow the soap? :lol: :s:

Mary: Keep your head up. Things will get better. I will say a prayer for you and your son.

Fluffy: So glad to see you here. So many times people come and stay for awhile and then fade away and we miss them. Post and post often.....you will find a family here and a home away from home, like I have. Also, with the exercise thing.....try the "Walk Away the Pounds" videos by Leslie Sansone. They are the best. Very low impact and easy to do. :strong:

Malia: So sorry about your teeth. I am very sensitive about my teeth and I hate it when I have trouble with them. Hope you and your mouth feel better soon.

Well, I am out of here for now......................Baylee! Where are you? Come out and play! 2cute: Where are you girl? Hope your feeling ok. I love all you guys. :love:

Also, I'm going to try to attach a picture of Tony. This is at his personal appearance in Hiram, Ga. when we met him about 2 weeks ago. This is the picture of him talking to my dh right before I got to him. Did I mention I completely froze up and didn't even speak to him? That I just walked up there and took my book he signed and walked away with my head down? AND HAVE BEEN KICKING MYSELF EVER SINCE! Tell me girls......look at that face..........what would you have done? :lol:

05-03-2002, 04:27 AM
Tina, Tina, Tina.... You are sooo cute.!!!
I just love reading about you and Tony. I am afraid I have been hiding under that rock you were talking about. I have NO IDEA who this Tony dude is... but I sure am enjoying your "relationship" with him. :lol: I guess that is "lack of one" ... since you couldn't even look at him or talk to him. :nono:
He is a cutie... but a little too baby face for me. LOL
Give me the rough and rugged ones. :o LOL

I had no intention of posting tonight since it is nearly 2am and I am babysitting all three grandkids for the next 3 days. :eek:
I sure hope my back holds up. My dear DH usually would be very helpful.. but he is in worse shape than me. :^:
I would cancel on it... but it is a business trip for my son and he cannot cancel. His wife could stay home... but I hate to do that to them. When you have 3 kids you don't get much time alone.
Hey Thin... can they borrow your jacuzzi tub toys for two? :joker:
Or maybe Tina's bubbles from her bath ... seeing how she will be in the shower with "you know who". LOL ;)
Anyway... I am babysitting... and praying that I get a few minutes alone to come here and at least read.

But... since I CAN'T seem to JUST READ without replying...LOL ... here I go.
and here I am back....LOL
My post has too many smilies... so instead of rewriting... I am dividing it into two..maybe three. :p
To be continued......

05-03-2002, 04:29 AM
Luckylady..Do you want me to post the left or right boob?? LOL
Do you want the frontal or wide angle photo?
He needed a "panaramic" camera to get my belly. :o LOL

Malia.. I have only one word for you and your dental experiences.
OUCH !!!!!!!!

Thin.... we have those here at our expo too. I have never been. It sounds like fun... but I worry about my knees walking that long.
My trip to my parents went well. I always feel sooo guilty leaving my dad. He is sooooo desperate to go home. He is sooo lonely too. :cry: Mom was not doing very well today. I had to go get her a new perscription filled to try and help her breathe.

Theresa... you sound so "UP" and "positive" again. :D
If we can just remember to relax.... our problems usually take care of themselves. Keep us posted.

Mary.... you are going to be rolling in dough soon lady. All those hours working .. Plus getting paid. You are such a dear to do all that volunteer work... I am glad you also get to reap some rewards too sometimes.

Michelle.... driving today went very well. It was mainly all divided highway so that helped a lot. After that couch falling off that truck and hitting us going 60-70mph and then this last wreck.... I wondered how much was true to that saying .. "third time is the charm" :eek: LOL

Fluffy.. you were soooo cute with your thankful thursday of "training from x" LOL .... We can always find something positive about every bad situation. LOL
I also have knees that are really really bad. I had my knees x-rayed after this accident... and I have bone on bone. There is no cartlidge or whatever it is "suppose" to be between the bones.
Swimming is best... but I KNOW how HARD that is to do when we are of the larger sizes. It hurts my knees to even ride a stationery bike. They have videos designed for exercises sitting down. I just convert regular ones on my own... when I do them... which I haven't in a longggg time. Also.. you might want to try weight training. :strong:
And last but not least.... Accountablity .... that is a good thought. I like that.
But... I also try not to weigh but once a month because weight flucuates sooo much for no reason and I get so discouraged if I weigh too often. I like to see a loss EVERYTIME I step on a scale. LOL ...so the safest way to assure that is to weigh only once a month. LOL.

And speaking of weighing... I did weigh while in Missouri.
Since 2 weeks ago.... I have lost 6lbs !!!! :D That is GREAT.. but as someone else mentioned... it is part of what I had gained back. That does NOT deminish my accomplishment... and I am very HAPPY with my success... I just want to be honest and share I gained it back and had to relose it AGAIN. Those baby steps are adding up to a giant leap. LOL

OH MY GOD !!!!! :eek:
I just got the pee scared out of me !!!!
I have been writing all of this longgggggg post....
and I forgot to copy as I went. LOL
Whew....am I glad I remembered !!!!
I truly would DIE if I lost this post. :angel:

Kat... I haven't forgotten you.
I am enjoying your daughters prom right along with you. :smug:
I think you definitely did the right thing allowing her to go and enjoying the whole event with her. She sounds like a GREAT kid. We have ALL done things we wished we could take back.

Okay.. if I missed you... it was DEFINITELY by mistake.
I have painstakinly tried to cover EVERYONE who posted on this thread. But since I have been writing on this thread for now what seems to be 2 hours....LOL ... it is probably the next thread and I don't even know it. :dizzy: LOL

For someone who wasn't going write at all... and be in bed by midnight.... I wrote a lot. Gee.... was I gabby or what.
Love you all... I bet this won't take it all in one post.
Let't try it and see.

05-03-2002, 04:56 AM
Hi everyone,

It's great to read about your being in such positive spirits. I needed that. I'm in pain. Two days and the nagging ache is still there. I left a message with the dentist, but no one called back. I managed to do sweat and shout first thing this morning. Remembering to tuck in my stomach to support my back. I did good. Pounding gums and twinge in the back. It was a good workout. Eating wise--it was "mama" all the way. Comfort foods. I need a pacifier.

Another great thing about reading your posts. You make me laugh. Keep up the good work. Therapy Thursday.


05-03-2002, 06:09 AM
Hello again.... it is now almost 4am and I am still on this darn computer. :^:
But... I had a light bulb moment and I want to share with you.
It better not knock me off line. LOL

Some of you know and some don't that I also post in another site besides 3fc. I owe this string of 11 days to some posters in this other site. Nothing against us here... I consider this my HOME... and I only visit there.... but what they said REALLY influenced me.

First it was only a few who said it.
Then a woman posted she was "afraid" to say it because she didn't want to offend anyone or sound snobbish.
But I kept hearing it over and over from those who were "consistently losing".
It was 3 "magic words"


What a concept !!!! :eek:
"I don't cheat"....WOW
Anyway... I just wanted to share it with you too.

It is not said in past tense... "I don't cheat anymore"
It is not said in the future tense... "I am not going to cheat "
It is said in the PRESENT tense... "I don't cheat"

I have been using that phrase for 11 days now.
"I don't cheat."

I cannot tell you enough how much that is helping my program.
Cheating had just become a way of life.
Newcomers, oldtimers, lurkers...
IT REALLY is wonderful when you DON'T CHEAT.

They never told me I shouldn't or couldn't cheat.
They always support me or anyone else who did.
They only said... "I don't cheat"
And they are still saying it.
Well ladies... I don't know if that will help anyone or not.
I only know that I ask God everyday to help me to lose this weight so I can help others.... and that is what has helped me stay on program for 11 days.... Those 3 magic words....
"I don't cheat"

05-03-2002, 07:00 AM
2cute, you're absolutely right.

Who are you cheating, if you cheat? Yourself. The worse kind of betrayal. We ask others to support us and stop sabotage. It's time to stop self-sabotage and love ourselves.


05-03-2002, 08:38 AM
Good Morning fellow chickies:
I have to get moving and get ready for work. I work 9-5 today.
It is hot and muggy here in Mississippi..
What is everyone up to?
well I better run and catch a shower and eat I'll be back tonight,

05-03-2002, 08:49 AM
I have to get to work but had to quick stop and agree. Thanks for sharing your "cheating" post 2Cute . Of course for me I need to find a plan to "not" cheat on!!!!:lol: I do watch what I eat but, if you remember, I am the queen of hating journaling. So, how accountable am I?????? Great, now I will have to think about this all day!!!!! (thanks, 2Cute)

And Malia Who are you cheating, if you cheat? Yourself. The worse kind of betrayal. We ask others to support us and stop sabotage. It's time to stop self-sabotage and love ourselves. So true!!!!

Gotta go so I won't be late...

05-03-2002, 10:46 AM
:wave: Good morning, all!

Yellow - I, too, do the lemon slice in water. In fact, in my fridge I keep a 96-oz. pitcher of water with about 6 lemon slices in it - that's my water allotment for the day, beats trying to keep track of counting glasses. I need to work at finishing that pitcher by about 3:00 p.m., or I'd be up and down all night going potty... And that can be a real pain - pun intended :lol: - with these bad knees. I've added you to my Yahoo! Messenger buddy list, as well as ICQ - I don't use those much, but will watch for you when I'm on. I always have AIM and MSN Messenger up and running, though, if you ever get those. Congrats to your company - and you - on the company award! And good luck on your eval.

Mary - I've added you to my Yahoo! Messenger buddy list, too. Looks like I will have to use Yahoo more often!

Michelle - keep those recipes coming! I hate to cook, but like to try some new ideas, especially if they are lo-fat and yummy. :T I have such a sweet tooth.

Thinthinker - "alone time" with DH is so important - and so much fun, too! (Do YOU have a tub-for-two?) Grand Rapids is only about a 2-1/2 hour drive from here, but that can sure seem like such a long trip sometimes. Yes, GR is a great little city. I think my heart will always be there (but "I left my heart in old Grand Rapids" just doesn't do the song justice). What Detroit suburb are you in? I don't take anything but Motrin for the knees. I had xrays taken a couple of years ago, but due to a mixup at the hospital - they put the wrong doc's name on the report - my doc tells me I need to go to the "other doc" for treatment - he is apparently concerned about lawsuits or some such thing. Anyway, I can guess the treatment any doc would subscribe - "lose weight"... well, DUH! I'm a(n) RN, and have little respect for current-day medical practice, what with the politics of managed care, HMO's, etc. Doesn't help that DH has run the gamut of treatment for his knee - including PT, whirlpool, various medications, SynVisc injections - and now they want to replace his knee - anything to keep the money flowing from our pockets to theirs! :mad: So I will try to get the weight off, then if the knees still act up, I'll find a doc somewhere.

Kat - glad you're enjoying the excitement of prom with your daughter. I enjoy a great relationship with 2 of my 3 girls (the 3rd one is a story in itself!) - something I wouldn't trade for the world! Of course, my 2 boys and I have an entirely different relationship... boys are so different than girls!

Lucky - when I think of my closet, I just get depressed - I'm tired of all the "fat clothes" in there! :cry: And when did you usurp my throne? I thought I was the journal-hating queen!!!

Tina - walking is a problem with these old knees of mine. I can't go through a grocery store without leaning on the cart to help alleviate the discomfort. And why is exercise such a dirty word for me?

2cute - I know how much "work" goes into babysitting the grandkids, but isn't it fun? We tend to spoil ours just a tad! Yes, my ex helped "train" me for my DH - actually, my ex and I get along fine, in fact, we have our family Christmas and other family events together all the time. Sure makes it easy on the kids, and he (the ex) is actually a nice enough guy. And my DH isn't jealous, so he enjoys the family gatherings, too. I agree with you about not weighing too frequently - I get VERY depressed when I have to look at the numbers. My preferred measuring stick is clothing - I mark my success by how clothes fit, when I go down a size, etc.... seems like a much more practical method to me. After all, the scale only shows numbers, while clothing is a visible sign of success to me. Thanks for the "I DON'T CHEAT" mantra!

Malia - hope you start to feel better soon. I can't understand why all the pain - I've had root canals, crowns, caps, extractions, braces, etc. and never had that much pain for that long.... I sure hope nothing is "wrong". Keep calling that dentist!!!!! Thanks for the words of wisdom regarding self-sabotage.

Hope I didn't miss anyone.... Time to hit the shower. Then it's on to the laundry, since I didn't get to it yesterday.

Have a great weekend, and I'll catch up with all of you on Monday!

-- FluffyEwe

05-03-2002, 12:00 PM


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