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12-21-2008, 09:00 PM
G'day all,

I thought I had better start a new thread before the end of this year.

Welcome to CJD, always nice to have new members join our little group.
This weight loss business seems to be a forever struggle.:(

I am at the stage that I just try and eat healthily and hope for the best!

Nice to see you Peggy, pleased the soap thing helped for you both.

Trish my dh came home 2 weeks ago and it already seems like he was never away. My picky customer is still being VERY picky but I have had my little say and told him that enough is enough.
He apologised and accepted that he was being unreasonable and I should be able to upload his website early in the New Year.

It is quite hot here at the moment and the forecast for Christmas day is HOT:hot::hot::hot:
We will probably have our Christmas breakfast outside but our lunch will be in our airconditioned dining room.
I had my first swim down the beach yesterday afternoon.:swim:

It has been quite an eventful year in more ways then one.
It will be interesting to see how Barack Obama will settle in as President and what changes he will make to effect the world.
From what I can gather it will still be a bleak year for finance:(:(

To everyone at 3fc
and our group here
I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and health and happiness for 2009.

12-22-2008, 08:08 AM
Morning Ladies
From up here in a cold and snowy Canada (over a foot of new snow since

Friday morning) I just wanted to WISH EVERYONE


Suz :carrot:

12-22-2008, 10:45 AM
Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to all!
Just wanted to stop in and give you all our greetings. This has been a very up and down year for many of us but, through it all I think mine has ended on a very good note. My diabetes has gone because of the weight loss that I have had. I will accept that 30#'s since May is this year's number but I will try for more after the Holidays. This is the time of temptation and I will succumb some but not like in the past.
Maria: Happy to know that Alan is home and you are swimming (how I envy you).
CJD: Welcome, it is always nice to meet new people. I am retired and so is DH. We have 9 GKs who manage to keep us busy.
Trish: Welcome back. Enjoy your time with your DD and DGD.
Peggy: If it weren't for the GKs I might not put out so much of our Christmas items either.
Karen, Ann, Glenda, Norma and Sally hope you all are enjoying your Holidays. Stay warm.

12-27-2008, 04:20 PM
Hi everyone:
I can't believe how long it has been since I have been here on the board. I had to go back and read the previous thread all over again to get a sense of where we are.

So First of all - A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! It is hard to believe that 2009 is almost here. 2008 has brought us all some ups and downs, but I know who is in control, and my motto for 2009 is not to sweat the small stuff, and don't worry about the stuff I cannot change.

We just got back from a very nice lunch/dinner at the Red Lobster on some of our kids. We made it an anniversary lunch, since today is the big day. You can tell just how romantic we after so many years. We didn't even shop for cards for each other, just gave each other a kiss, said Happy Anniversary and then went about the usual day, with time out for lunch. Pathetic, isn't it!

Welcome CJD. It is nice to hear from someone new, and as Maria said, the struggle for weight loss is common to us all. It is a lifetime committment, and sadly, we just don't want to do it all the time. And this time of year, there are so many tempting goodies. I understand about likeing carbs. I really like all the verious Pasta dishes. And it is hard to stick to just one cup!

The recipe books that I made for my GD's for Christmas went over very well. They were very happy to have all the family recipes, as well as some from their Great and Great Great Grandmothers. I am fortunaate to have my mothers and grandmothers hand written cookbooks, and I wanted the girls to share in some ot fhem I got a lot of writers cramp getting them done, but it was worth it, since they were so pleased.

Our Christmas was quiet,but we did have a community dinner at our clubhouse, for 115. I helped in the preparation and the serving. It was a lot of work for us all, but enjoyable too.

The bar of soap remedy is an unusual one, and probably not scientific, but who cares, as long as it works. Peggy- two of you with the restless legs, could be a real kicking match without some help.:D:

Suz- I don't envy you all the snow. I understand from family across the river, that they had rain, and now have ice. Did you get that too? Sorry about the shoulder. Hope all is better now.

Gloria: Do you have any Great grands? It is nice you are close to your family members. Ours are far away, and even tho' we have 6 Greats we never see any of them as they are spread out all over the country. How great that your diabetes has flown the coop since your great weight loss. That is wonderful. Congratulations :cp: :cp:

Trish- Nice to see you on the board again. We just have to support each other. Now maybe with the new year coming we'll all do a better job of it. Do you like the online program? I've been wondering about doing that, but haven't known anyone who has tried it. I know that every year they come up with some sort of change, but it seems the bottom line is always eat less, and eat the right foods.

S0 - Everyone -lets hope that the new year will be the best ever for all of us with much success in the weight loss struggle.


12-29-2008, 06:01 PM
Hi everyone. I haven't been here in ages, it was nice to see that some of you have been faithful posters.
Karen I am so sorry you are having such difficulty with hearing aids. My Dad had so much trouble with his, but that was a long time ago. He would get so frustrated. Do you have trouble with background noises? My husband had his ears checked and the doctor said he could benefit from them, but might not survive the learning to live with them.
Maria I didn't know you were having trouble with sleeping as well as digestion. For me, these two things go hand in hand. When my hiatal hernia is disturbed, there is no laying down for me. Do you have one? I also am missing my gal bladder and know I cannot tolerate too much rich food, and greasy food is out. Oh joy!
Suz We had it cold, you had tons of snow. Is it melting where you are? I saw the National News last night and it showed horrible flooding in southern Ontario. We aren't as cold now and didn't have the snow you got.
Hi CJD Welcome to our group. It will be nice getting to know you. Of course, we are all in that same leaky boat.
Way to go Gloria You have really lost a lot of weight since May. Slow and steady, although I don't think it took you very long to lose 33 lbs. We should use you as our inspiration.
:newyear: All the best to you all in 2009.
I don't usually make resolutions, but will this once... I will post more often.

Bye all...

12-30-2008, 08:29 AM
Morning Ladies

Ann & Trudy We got lots of snow in just over a week we got about 15 inches but the last 2 days were well above freezing close to 60F on Sat and about 40F yesterday and very windy Sat night It spilt my nieghbours big willow right down the middle and took a couple of our trees at the back down as well It has gotten cold again and we are expecting snow later today I wish it would stay below freezing and be sunny We did not have any flooding here but saw on the news that other places did

Hope everyone else is well
Happy new year everyone Suz :carrot:

12-30-2008, 11:55 PM
G'day all,

Another 9 hours and 2009 will have started for us!

It does seem incredible, it seems like only yesterday that we turned over to the year 2000!

The big party for Poppy's 2nd birthday is on late this afternoon, about 40 adults and about 20 kids. Not sure how I will cope with so many little ones.
The weather is perfect and all I have to do is get some fruit platters organised.
My face is looking better though still quite yellow and pale purple. I don't think I can camouflage it much, I have experimented and it looks worse so I will just go as it is and put up with all the 'jokes' of Alan punching me in the eye!
I must fly, my little houseguest has just woken up and is rearing to go.
I will be pleased to have my house back to myself again.



01-04-2009, 10:44 AM
Morning Ladies
Well another new year ours came in with snow and cold weather I gained about 3 lbs over christmas but have managed to already lose 1 1/2 lbs this year i am planning to lose the weight i have been trying to get rid of about 25 to 30 lbs I will let everyone know how I am doing I fiqure it will take 6 months or longer

Suz :carrot:

01-06-2009, 11:19 PM
Hi Ladies,

I can't believe I haven't been here for a while. I think the last time I wrote was before the kids from FL came in for a week around Christmas time. I need to go read the old thread and see what I have missed. I want to wish everyone a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR. Like Ann said we had our ups and downs in 2008 and I just hope we will all have a much better 2009. We had a good time with the children and we too decorate more and cook more goodies than we would do if they weren't here.

Ann I joined the online WW to get the new Momentum program. It is kind of a combining of Flex/Core with the emphasis of eating more Core foods which are now called Simply Filling foods which is what some people used to do anyway and called it Flore. I like it pretty well. I am trying to watch my portions and do more SF foods and less junk/processed foods. I am also trying to learn to cook with herbs/spices and give up salt so I don't retain fluid. I could probably learn more by going to meetings from what I read people saying, but it is cheaper for me to do it at home and to pay to be a member on the website. I did good during the holidays with my eating even came out the same as when the holiday eating started and then this week I was up 2.5 lbs. So I am really going to have to clamp down and get OP.

It is nice to see everybody here some I know and some I don't and I will try to do better about getting back here more often as I would love to get to know all of you.

01-07-2009, 07:39 PM
G'day all,

Nice to see you both Trish and Suz.

Time does seem to get away from everyone and we don't seem to post as often, perhaps we should try and rectify that in 2009.:)

The new Weight Watchers program is adevertised here as well, I am not sure what the difference is from previous programs.

How are you liking the on-line WW Trish?

I don't think I would ever join WW again, I was successful once but since that once I have re-joined several times with very mixed results:(
I do still subconsciously look at food and tell myself how many points etc!

I am very interested in Oprah's series of 'Live your best life', it makes a lot of sense to me and to get into this living your best life I have made an appointment with my doctor to get some of the tests that Dr. Oz suggested such as cholestrol, bone density etc. etc.

I have been riding my bike and walking again, the weather has been so good that it has been little effort to get motivated.


01-10-2009, 02:27 PM
:wave:Hi Everybody,

Maria - I like some of the things on WW online. I don't like going to meetings so it works for me. I tried the new program and gained so I have started over with the Simply Filling program because I hate counting points. This way I can get my healthy fruits/veggies, water, dairy, good oils in and stop eating. When I count points, I either end up through eating for the day and still have pts I have to count or I end up wanting more pts because I've probably eaten something processed that made me want more. I am aiming mostly toward healthy eating.

Everybody have a great weekend

01-12-2009, 03:40 PM
Thanks all for the welcome. I'm due shortly for my physical and my sugar is up from last year based on my own testing. I really must get serious because I don't want to take the next step into medication if dieting alone can keep me in the correct range. I've set this Wednesday Jan 14th as my restart date. I have been successful with WW in the past and usually do it on my own using a points book from a number of years ago. Even if the program has changed somewhat, I figure if I could manage to lose it before, I can do it again using the same info. Hope I'm right. If I can't get it together, I'm thinking of doing the at home program online.

I'll be 63 on the 17th. I suffer from a variety of bodily problems that resulted from a misdiagnosed gall bladder problem in 1991. By the time they diagnosed the problem, I was nearly dead, had been jaundiced for 3 months, and underwent surgery which found my gall bladder had spewed poison throughout my body, resulting in scarring of all my organs and making my common hepatic duct thinner than the human hair which had made me jaundiced. Month after month in the hospital and a shunt inserted in my body to open the duct to the liver, I finally returned to my pale, freckled complexion. Miraculously, the common hepatic duct began to become larger than the tubing and 6 months after my initial surgery, it came out. I was very lucky to have survived but my body has never been the same. It doesn't process anything correctly. I have daily bouts with diarrhea from the scarring on the bowels no matter what I eat or don't eat. My hair turned completely white and thinned out and my teeth and nails suffered as well. I don't make good use of vitamins and minerals for it seems I only rent my food. (No one can explain to me why I still have weight issues as it seems to me, I should be in negative numbers by now, LOL)
I developed osteo which they found in 2002. So, I'm a mess. Weighing in at 198 lbs now at 5'2 1/2' doesn't add a thing to my health issues so I am writing this not only as an intro about me but also to myself so that I can see in writing the reality of where I am. Last year I reached my high of 220 lbs and had actually gotten down to 184 but then I self destructed and began to put weight back on.

I am divorced and have 2 grown children who are the joy of my life. Both are unmarried, and they share a home. My son is 37 and my daughter 34. Between the three of us, we have 3 lovable dogs who despite our love of Cesar Milan, are our children. I am still working and enjoy what I do and love spending time with my kids, brothers and extended family and friends. I love to play the piano and read. I wish I could say I love to exercise, because as a former dancer, I miss that so much but I destroyed my right ankle in a fall, breaking all the bones and now have plates and screws holding it together.

I look forward to getting to know you all and hope that I can be a supportive member to each of you.

01-12-2009, 10:20 PM
G'day all,

Good heavens cjd that sounds horrific:fr:.
For the record I am 63, married with 2 married children and 3 grand daughters and another grand daughter on the way.
I work from home and if you click on my website it will give you an idea what I do.

I had a physichal last week or I should say I attempted to have a physical but the GP I went to see was so rude and obnoxious that I have ended up reporting him to the medical board and also wrote a strong letter to the practice.
Your experience again highlights the fact that doctors do NOT know everything and that it is definitly worth a second, third or whatever it takes opinion.
It certainly does seem strange that you are still overweight with the problems you have mentioned.
Can anyone explain to you why that is so?
It sounds imperative that you loose some of your weight, you would not want to have to start taking medication if by loosing weight you can avoid doing that.

I am on a real health kick and so far so good, I am feeling a lot better eating heaps of vegetables and fruit, the scales are starting to go down so I MUST keep at it and not get lazy and start eating rubbish again.
I have a set of friends that I only see once per year, I really would like to show up at our next Christmas function looking and feeling great:)

Trish everything you say sounds all so familiar:( I hope the WW online will give you enough incentive to get really serious.

Adelaide is having a heat wave and the temperature is 42 degrees today (107 F in your language), thank goodness for airconditioning.
I walked to the beach early this morning and it was already very hot.
The kids and grandkids will come late this afternoon to swim at the beach and then stay and have some dinner. Sounds simple but I will be exhausted after they leave with everyone tracking in sand, having to have a shower and providing dinner:dizzy:
Tomorrow we are looking after the grandgirls and it will yet again be very hot:(
My poor garden is suffering a bit:(


01-13-2009, 01:55 PM
Maria - No. No one can explain to me how I still have weight issues. I think it's because of the diabetes and the fact that I love pasta and bread combined with a lack of activity along with aging and slowing of my metabolism. After my gall bladder disaster, I lost most all of my good cholesterol but when I keep my diet in check, I can get to the low acceptable range. I'm on blood pressure med and take Actonel for the osteo. You're right about the importance of my making healthier choices and just making food not so important in my life.

I went to your site. What an interesting job. How nice that you can do it at home. It must be a nice feeling especially to be able to restore old photos for people. In many cases the photo may be all they have left of the person and seeing it restored must give them so much pleasure.

01-14-2009, 07:15 AM
Cjd I think I am the baby of the group at 56 I do not think I will complain about myself anymore after reading about all your medical issues have you ever thought about going and seeing a nutritionist about getting an eating plan that could help you lose some of the weight and helping the diabetes
as well
I to am trying lose some weight I eat pretty healthly just too much I need to measure my portions I have also tried WW a couple of times was successful the first time not not the next I have been gaining and losing the same 3 or 4 lbs for the last year or so Its very frustrating I exercise with a group 3 times a week and want to start walking at least 3 times a week but it is very cold right now and will be for a while longer

Hope everyone else is well Suz :carrot:

01-14-2009, 04:17 PM
Hi Suz. I haven't tried a nutritionist. My body just doesn't process anything the way it used to so even when I am eating more healthily I still have the diarrhea. I've had the diabetes since 2002 and haven't had to be on meds yet so I hope I can quickly get my sugar down from a morning test of 130 to the 101-105 it had been.
I had a crown procedure begun today and since that was on my mind, I forgot to weigh myself this morning. I'll watch what I eat today and make tomorrow my start date. I started out yesterday with a five minute walk...all that I could do for now. If I keep that up, and add some time each day, I'll get back to my 2 fifteen minute walks each day. Thanks for the suggestions and support maria and suz.

01-15-2009, 06:48 PM
G'day all,

Scales are going down ever so slowly:( however, more importantly I feel the best I have felt for some time:)

Interesting Suz that you experience with WW was similar to mine, so annoying that if you were able to do it once it seems impossible to repeat that goal:dizzy:

CJD it must be hard when you have a number of health issues, it must be very easy to just give up:(
However I feel sure your other health issues may not be as difficult to deal with if you did loose some weight....I know easily said!

It is a lovely day here this morning so I will have a ride on my bike before doing some work, at least I feel I have done my excercise for the day and that always makes me feel a little smug.;)


01-19-2009, 08:52 AM
Morning Ladies

Maria I found with WW that the first time I did not know anyone but somehow managed to lose the weight but it was slow coming off, the second I knew most of the people as it was right in the village where I live but still found that the leader was more focused on the people who needed to lose the most weight

We got blasted with snow this weekend we were only supposed to get 5 to 10cm (2 to 4 inches) but ended up with 30 plus cm (over 12 inches) It was a good thing that it was light fluffy snow They said on the news last night that we have more snow now than at the same time last year

take care Suz :carrot:

01-27-2009, 04:11 PM
Maria, I know that you are correct. Losing weight would benefit all my health issues. I haven't made great strides the couple of weeks since I declared my intentions but I've been trying to eliminate some of my poorer choices first and have lost 3 pounds. I have been thinking about joining WW at home but when I go to the site it seems to want me to join WW Online. That confused me.

02-01-2009, 08:45 PM
CJD -I am a member of WW-Online and I find it fabulous. I used to be a member of this team many years ago and have just been lurking in the background and saw your post. I have lost 10% of my excess weight since I joined WW 3 months ago, I also did the At Home program a few years back but put all the weight on again. I can truely recommend it - if you have any problems just get in touch with me.

Hi girls - nice to speak to you again.

Jenye -

02-18-2009, 02:46 PM
I knew that i had not posted for about 3 weeks and would have a lot of catching up to do but it seems that no one else has been either
marie i hope all is well with you with all the fires and now floods that are happening in australia

Where is eveyone else is everybody OK My DH had cataract surgery about a mnoth ago and went back to see the surgeon for the last time this morning and has now booked the surgery for his other eye (april 7th) they will be both done and he can already see much better

Take care Suz:carrot:

02-24-2009, 06:26 PM
Guys, I haven't been here for the longest time and haven't kept up with who and what is happening on the board. Ash, I do remember you from a few years ago. Hope you and your husband are doing okay.

I have been busy at work and have just been slightly down because of all the worry and gloom over the economy. So far, we in Oklahoma haven't seen horrible unemployment, but you cannot watch news without being aware of the spreading financial meltdown.

Slavika and Maria, I just heard that your countries are the first most friendly (Canada) and the third (Australia). The US is just 6th. Congratuations! I could attest to that by the few people I know from these countries.

I have sort of lost myself on weight. I did find out that my thyroid is functioning fine so I have no excuse in that department. Hmmm....Must just be moi.

I hope to get back here more often so I can get pumped up and motivated.

03-07-2009, 02:14 PM
Good Day
It seems like everyone has vanished Is there anybody out there???

Suz :carrot:

03-09-2009, 08:03 PM
Hi everyone: I haaven't vanished, but did spend about 3 weeks being sick with a severe case of bronchitis. My DH got it first and nicely shared it with me, and I think I got the worst of the deal. I am still coughing up gunk, and they tell me this coughing will last a long time. :cry:

I remember you Ash, from some time ago. Hi again. And CJD I can relate to the Osteo, but at least you can take meds. Because of esophogeal problems I can't take any of that stuff. I have used both Miacalcin and Fortical, and they make my nose bleed. so I just take my calcium and exercise as much as I can, and try to stay healthy, and not do anything foolish so that I don't break anything.

Suz says she is the baby of the group, and I am the grandma, at 79. I can hardly believe it myself, but I think it is only a chronological age, not at all the way I feel and think.

Glenda- I am getting so I don't want to listen to all the doom and gloom on the news all the time. The commentators make everyghing sound so hopeless, and I still believe we have a great country and there is always hope.

Ar you all getting ready to watch the Dancing With the Stars program for spring?

I am still having difficulty getting my mind and body on the new time. It usually takes me about a week to get on the new time frame.

I lost three lbs while I was sick and hope to keep it off and lose some more, but it is the never ending struggle of life. We were watching the Dr.s on tv this week and they were talking about the discovery of a fat gene. I think I'll use that as my excuse. :D:

That's it for today. Keep up the good work everyone.


03-30-2009, 02:59 PM
good Afternoon
Well its seems that everyone here has jumped ship I am not sure where Maria has gone hope everything is OK
I have started a new weight loss journey and am hoping that it works this time for good I can not wait for nice weather so I can get out every day and work in my garden

If anyone is out and reading but not posting shame on us for not keeping this going for Maria

Suz :carrot:

06-07-2009, 03:12 PM
I haven't been to this board since the new year. Looks like everyone has abandoned this board. If there was an earlier post, I couldn't find it so I am bringing this one up to the top. Come back and let us get this going agiain.

06-08-2009, 07:39 AM
I kept checking but have not posted anything for almost 2 months it seems since Maria stopped posting no one else bothered to continue I had thought about starting a new thread of my own but we are really busy right now with gardening Does anyone know why Maria stopped posting?

Suz :carrot:

06-08-2009, 09:20 PM
Hi Suz, I think Maria has been busy with her little business and her grandchildren. Too bad we let the thread slide, I am guilty of that. I have been sitting at 10 lbs above WW goal for so long now, can't seem to budge it no matter what I try. I still work out regularly, I am not sedintary, but I am probably eating too much inbetween meals. After all these years I am still a work in progress.
I believe you are in Ontario? I don't think your weather is any better than ours, have you been able to get your garden going?
Maybe one of the other gals will return and we can get back to encouraging each other.

06-12-2009, 07:38 AM
I am in ontario and it has been cool so far but my DH said that Saturday is supposed to get quite warm
I have been working at losing weight and so far i am down 12 lbs with about another 18 to go i exercise 3 times per week and try to walk my 6k route another 2 or 3 times a week plus all the stuff around the house
My veggie garden is all in except for a bit more lettuce and later second plantings of beans
Suz :carrot:

06-12-2009, 01:14 PM
Guys, I haven't been here in just forever. Seems that every time I came here nobody had posted and I just got out of the habit. But I am back. Might end up just talking to myself, but I am back.

I have recently become a real vegan which is a vegetarian withou milk and eggs. I have found it is not that difficult. At first I lost about 10 pounds but now seem to be on a plateau. But I feel wonderful. One thing I have started doing is eating a lot of fruit and drinking a lot of water. I won't push this on anybody else, but for me it feels good.

Well, I hope everyone's lives are moving along smoothly. We just had a hailstorm at work. Leon and I both drove today so both cars were involved. His already was dented from a previous storm and now mine is probably matching. We have never had hail like we have had in the last two years. Global warming?

Have a wonderful weekend.

06-13-2009, 12:53 AM
Glenda, where do you get your protein and calcium from? That hail storm was nasty. I always check out the weather map in the newspaper to see what is happening with all of you and it has been hot in Oklahoma lately.
Suz, you have to be congratulated losing 12 lbs. Are you doing WW?

Girls, I find it so difficult now. I think my age must play a huge part in all of this. I work out 3 to 5 times a week, I have my home to look after, cleaning, laundry, gardening plus the days I spend running around with the grandchildren so I am not sitting around all day. My doctor tells me to not diet, stay where I am and be grateful that I am healthy and all my numbers are good. It is these last 10 lbs that make me unsatisfied. I saw her this week and she said it is a good idea not to be too thin right now with this pandemic H1N1.
Today was a beautiful day, the temperature finally soared to a normal range. The low tonight is higher than most day temperatures have been.

My granddaughter's dance recital is on Sunday morning, I picked up a small bunch of 3 pink roses and alstroemeria today. I have them in water in my fridge, hope they don't poop out before Sunday. Going to the recital and house/yard work is all I have planned for the weekend. She is going to tap dance to "This Diamond Ring".. I saw a rehearsal and it was hilarious, the 6 year old girls are so cute.

Have a nice weekend, I plan check in regularly... wish the other gals would turn up too. :hug:

06-13-2009, 10:52 AM
Morning Ladies
Trudy I am not doing WW I am doing TOPS (take off pounds sensibily) Its not any special program mainly calories and portion control I joined more for the support and accountability of a weekly weigh in It is much less expensive than WW only $30 per year and we have a $3 a week charge for the room we are renting but if you lose every week or are high loser for the week or have a loss over so many you get free weeks there is one Lady who has lost over 60 lbs and has lost or had no gains for months and has not paid for months i like it better than WW we all sit around a table and are becoming friends unlike WW which I found to be very unfriendly
Glenda so glad you returned know maybe we can get some more of the Ladies to return Lets hope so
Have a good weekend Suz :carrot: