Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again.....#165

05-03-2002, 12:01 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.


05-03-2002, 12:05 PM
I brought Fluffy over here, she was on the second page and I didn't want anyone to miss it.

FluffyEwe wrote:

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 - 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. 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! 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! 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

Let go and let God!

05-03-2002, 01:21 PM
I have NO business stopping and posting, but I had to get on the new board!
I guess a quick break couldn't hurt!

Now, Tina...WHO is this guy you are GA-GA over? I think your hubby is cuter! Nice photo, though! I know how you feel...years ago, my friends and I went to the "Stone Pony" in Asbury Park (a club at the Jersey Shore where Bruce Springsteen was reputed to hang out--big Bruce fan here!) Sure enough, there he was, sitting way in the back, at the bar. We approached him for an autograph and I was just positively speechless! I couldn't say a word, just handed him my scrap of paper to sign, (which he did), and stared.....DUHHHHHHH! Wish I had my camera, though! A picture lasts forever...I just have the memory of me being such a dolt!

2cute, I have been trying your saying out...I DON"T CHEAT...then I answer my self, yes I do, that's why I'm so fat! I DON'T CHEAT ANYMORE...yeah, right! I DON'T CHEAT chuckle I'M GOING TO KILL THE VOICE INSIDE MY HEAD! THEN I WON'T CHEAT!

Malia...I hope you are feeling better...you are a trooper, though, exercising through the pain!

to Lucky and Fluffy...self-proclaimed journal-haters...isn't posting here considered journaling? If you want to tell us what you've eaten during the day, feel free! Journaling problem solved!

Michelle...any tornadoes by you? None here, just LOTS of rain, thunder and lightening...today is GORGEOUS , if a little windy!

Thin...have fun with your honey with all that time together...don't forget the sillystring!

Mary...Pulling down the big $$$! Keep us posted about your library adventures!

Okay, back to work for me...sorry if I missed anyone, I'll catch you next time!


05-03-2002, 03:08 PM
Hi all Posting from work thats one of the perks of working at the library they have computers. I just ate lunch and ate too much. I have got to start bringing my lunch with me otherwise I eat too much of the wrong things.

05-03-2002, 07:30 PM
Is this rough and rugged enough for you? :o I love the "scruffy" look too!

http://www.nascar.com/MULTIMEDIA/gallery/2001/1021/images/small/DTALL029GS_sm.jpg :T :T :T :T

05-03-2002, 07:42 PM
This is my real Nascar sweetie. Look at DH.....isn't he cute? He likes Tony too......for different reasons. :o Of course, I mainly respect his driving abilities..:s: :lol:

05-03-2002, 08:03 PM
Good evening everyone!

I had such a loooong day today. We had the funeral for John's Uncle and we left here at 10:30 a.m. and I just walked in the door about 10 minutes ago. They had the viewing at the funeral home...then a full mass with communion at the church then the cemetary then the luncheon that was at like 330 this afternoon! We had to drop John's truck off at the mechanics to have the gas gauge fixed that THEY made not work when they did the work they needed to do on it two weeks ago. Andrew went to daycare all day so I had to get him washed, fed and dressed and pack his lunch this morning...then had to get myself showered, hair dried and dressed. We had to pick up June...that's John's dad's girlfriend. She just got on my nerves sooo bad on the way home. I had to drop john off to get his truck first because they closed at 6 and don't open again until monday 8 am. She wanted me to drop her off first but I told her before we left what I had to do and I had to get Andrew by 5:30...she could have gotten a ride with someone else who offered. I finally had to tell her that my son comes first and I HAVE to pick him up by 5:30 and I am going to be late as it is! She said she was just saying it would have saved me time going the other way to not be snippy! Well....woman..you can get out and walk if you want!! I made John take her home in his truck...I dropped them both off and left! His truck is a mess inside but I didn't care...she can sit in it and get her ride home. She thinks she comes first! Wrong!!

Ok enough venting for now. I had a good time today. I ate broiled flounder, green beans and a spoonful of mashed potatos. I did have salad and escarole soup too. I think there was a whole 2 ozs of flounder on the plate. I had a 3 pt breakfast this morning and 2 of those PRIA 2 pt bars inbetween. So I didn't do too bad today. All the up and down during the mass counts as exercise doesnt' it?

Kat no tornadoes for us. Lots of black sky, thunder, lightening and rain then it cleared. It was quite windy today at the cemetary!

Mary good luck with the job!!

Fluffy...I'll keep trying recipes and let you know of the good ones! I like quick and easy too!

Well you all better come out and post today. Not many of you around! I know Tina is working...2cute where you be? Oh I know...taking nudie pictures! Theresa is working too....

Ok gotta get the boy ready for bed! TTFN


05-03-2002, 08:07 PM
Tina you snuck in on me!

You respect who's driving abilities...DH or whats his name?

05-03-2002, 09:45 PM

:eek: :eek: :D :D :spin: :spin: :love: :love:

Hubba Hubba Hubba !!!!!!!!


05-04-2002, 12:49 AM
I was here 3 hours ago for just a minute... and no one has been here since. I assume you are all out having FUN on Fun Friday.
I wrote this off line.... and I am going to paste it first and then go read.

Hello all... No time to respond to anyone.
I am exhausted from these little angels :angel:
I tried to sneak in earlier... but I no more read one post and the baby started crying.
Just sent Tina a quick note and had to run.

It is amazing how just one day and this house is the pits from my grandbabies. Bottles, diaper bags, dirty diapers :eek: , snacks, sippy cups, toys, toys, toys. LOL
I have to clean tonight because the "perfect" grandma is coming here tomorrow. :^:
Her house is ALWAYS clean, polished, and sterilized. :rolleyes:
How is a fat OLD lady suppose to compete with that. :lol:
Of course... if she is getting company she pays someone to come clean her clean house. LOL. PLUS... she is married to a man that is a better wife than I am. :o
Oh well.... some people are neat, smart and clean.... and then there are the CUTE ones like me. :smug: LOL LOL

Okay... I am going to post this BEFORE I read a single word so I don't feel compelled to respond to everyone. LOL
If there are any newcomers ... WELCOME !!!
If there are any return posters.... WELCOME BACK !!!!
If there are any lurkers.... WEL COME BACK!!!!! :lol:
(I just crack myself up sometimes... LOL :lol: LOL)

I LOVE these babies :love: ..... BUT ....
I am soooooooooooooooo glad they are in bed asleep.
Hopefully I will see you all tomorrow.

05-04-2002, 09:31 AM
2Cute...my house is like that ALL THE TIME! Sippy cups, diapers, wipes, toys toys, toys, toys, toys and more toys! This kid could open up his own toy store!

Well I dont' have anything else to report today....except I wanted to eat already so I stuck two pieces of trident white gum in my mouth and came here to see who posted since I last did and I have to tell you...NOT MANY! That trident white gum is very powerful and the flavor lasts a long long time. It really keeps me from eating. Clean fresh mouth!!

Andrew and I are going to toys r us to get his cousin a birthday present for his party tomorrow. Dont' know what to get a 7 year old boy but I was thinking a gift card and then a little something to go with it. I will probably end up buying my son something too. Some outside toys. I am dangerous there...remember the last time I went there I had to wedge the kid into his car seat to get him home...I couldn't see him for the ride..luckily it was only 2-3 miles from the house!

Well....I surely do hope to see some of you all posting when I get back! I know its the weekend and everyone is busy but that is when I need you all the MOST! Especially on a weekend like now when John works!

I'll be back!!


05-04-2002, 12:31 PM
It is sooooo lonely in here! Its so empty I am echoing!!

Guess I'll go have lunch!

05-04-2002, 04:06 PM
I'm here! I'm here! But only for a minute or two...I haven't stopped since early morning...My son is sick with strep throat...I had him at the doctors early this AM, thank God she's in on Saturdays! Poor little guy, he spiked a temp last night to 103.8! I gave him Tylenol and he up-chucked about two minutes later...so I gave him some more and he threw that up too! I was putting cool clothes on his head, thinking, how am I gonna get this fever down? Finally he kept it down and slept the night with me...In the meantime, hubby has the grossest eye infection I have ever seen! He looks like he was punched in the eye, it is so swollen...I ran to the pharmacy last night, after we got the prom queen off...got him some boric acid to rinse his eye with...it helped a little, but he got through to the doc today and he called in a prescription... Now I have to run back and pick up this rx...this will be my THIRD time at the pharmacy in less than 24 hours...In between all this I have managed to do some laundry, do the dishes, empty all the old paint cans and such out of the garage for "Hazardous Waste Disposal Day," they only do it twice a year, so I needed to get that done...there were paint cans sitting there since we moved in 11 years ago! I've been to the bank, the gas station, and Home Depot to buy a new toilet seat...I picked up my daughter from dance class and drove her cross town to play practice...I"M DONE!!!

It is such a lovely day too...I just want to go outside and plant some flowers...I'm going to pick up some New Guinea Impatiens for the front of the house...if it takes me til midnight, I'm putting those flowers in!

DH wants to go see "Spiderman." He can barely see out of the one eye and he wants to go to the movies! I think Spidey will be around for awhile...we'll get there eventually!

OK, break time is over...back on the road again for me...

I'll be back...have a great day!

05-04-2002, 04:23 PM
Ok guys............Come out and play!!!!!! :lol:

Wonder where everyone is at today? Hmmmm....could be a conspiracy. I don't know. :s:

Maybe they are all out eating icecream without us!!! Just kidding.

Well, I myself have done absolutely nothing today and I loved it! This is the first real weekend that I've had off from work since I started there, I believe. I've been there a year this month and ever since I started, I've had to work weekends.......whether I was on seconds, first or third. But when my boss sent me back to first this time, I told her it would be nearly impossible for me to work on the weekends, due to the fact that DH works just about every weekend and I don't have anyone to watch the boys all day every weekend. She said she wouldn't promise me 7-3 M-F, because there would be times she would need me.......but she promised if I had to work a weekend day, that they would be few and far between and so far, she has kept her word. I had to work last Saturday, but only because I asked to have Monday off and I'm off this weekend and next weekend. YIPPEE!!!!

Michelle: Hey sweet girl. I will try my best to keep you company this weekend while John's working, ok? But, I will be unavailable tonight between 7:00 and 10:30 because Nascar is having a special Saturday night race this week instead of tomorrow. And you know..................I've got to watch my man! But I will be around and online most of the time............so I'll either see you here or send me an IM.

2cute: Soooooo, I see you like the scruffy picture of Tony, huh? :s: Actually, he looks that way most of the time. He almost always has stubble.....he must have just shaved the day I took that picture at the personal appearance. And boy...........did you sound busy yesterday! Wore me out just reading your post! Not quite ready for grandchildren yet! :lol:

Mary: I will keep my fingers crossed for you regarding the branch managers job.........I sure hope you get it my friend. And on the taking lunch thing.......I HAVE to take my lunch.....if I don't, I always get into trouble. :devil:

Kat: The person I am GA-GA over........as you so delightfully put it is Tony Stewart. (Which let me clarify.....I am truly GA-GA over only one man and that is my DH) but even though I am married, I am not dead. hehehe Anyways, he is a Winston Cup Nascar Driver and in my humble opinion, the best one on the track. If you ever get a chance to watch Nascar, look out for the bright orange #20 Home Depot Car.......(it should be near the front if not leading the pack!!) Hope you have a great day my friend!
ALSO....you snuck in on me while I was posting.....sorry about you little boy. Hope he feels better. {{sending chicken soup and kleenex}}

Fluffy: Exercising is not one of my favorite things either. But if you are going to change your life....you have to do something and you have to move your body. No, I'm not telling you to go out and run a marathon. Start out slowly. Maybe a walk around the block.......baby steps.......baby steps. You can do it!

TT: Thanks for starting the new thread! Where are you today? Out doing a bra job? hehe Stop in today if you can. Always like to see a post from you! ;)

Well girls...........I think I just hit my 100th post.....in a way, it makes me feel really good..............but in a way, when I look at everyone elses post #'s, I feel pretty small. Oh well. It's more than I started out with. Maybe I just need to post more. :o
Have a great day to everyone I missed. I love you all! :love:

05-04-2002, 05:46 PM
Hi Girls:wave:

I have been on the go since 5:30 this morning...I must be crazy to be up and moving that early on the weekend!!:lol: My oldest sister and a few friends from work and I all got out and hit the rummage sales this morning...(Just what I needed...more junk!:dizzy: ) I have a GR8 time, but my body is telling me it's tired!!!

I still haven't gotten my evaluation from the VP yet...but I AM going to stay positive, and pray that it all goes well!! Yesterday afternoon at work, it's probably a good thing nobody important was in the building....nobody was working...ha ha....we had a nice chat session most of the afternoon:eek:

The weather here is absolutely gorgeous here today.....It's 73 degrees outside, the sun is shining, and there is a gentle breeze. As soon as I finish up here, I'm heading out to enjoy some more of that sunshine!!:D

Kat-I understand the dh wanting to see Spiderman!!! My dh has driven me absolutely crazy for the last couple weeks anticipating it's release.....needless to say, we went to a packed to capacity theater last night to see the wall crawler. It is very good!!! And I'm sure you are very right.....your hubby will have plenty of time to see it...How did your daughter enjoy her prom? Hope your little one gets to feeling better!!! Your big one too!! Eye infections are nothing to mess with, hope the medication clears it up!!

Tina Tina Tina.....I love your pics of Tony!!! :s: :o :devil: ----As much as I can talk...I know I wouldn't have been able to speak a word either!!!

Well girls....I better get my butt off here and get busy!!! (Enjoying the sunshine!!!) Think a nice walk is in order!!

I will check in later!!!

Love you all


05-04-2002, 07:54 PM
Hi guys.... I am only here for a minute.
I am hiding from hubby. He has the baby and my daughter has the 20 month old. I sure love these little angels but I am counting the minutes till bed time. :lol: Having babies is better left to the YOUNG. LOL
Michelle... I paid my dues years ago with diapers,etc.
As you know....I had home day cares and worked in childcare most of my life. I loved it then... but don't miss it one bit now. LOL
I was also much younger and thinner too. Hopefully when I lose 100+ pounds this will be more fun than work. :lol:

I wish I had time to reply to everyone. I know if DH knew I was on this computer he would kill me. LOL :devil:
I need to go straighten up the house AGAIN. LOL
I have one phrase to share with all of you from my 20month old....
"What's that?" :lol:
I have been asked that question 100,000,000,001 times today. :lol:

05-04-2002, 08:01 PM
Hello Hello all
I am here finally
Dh and I went into the city today and had lunch.
I had a ceaser salad I ate half
small steak
smashed potatoes
grilled veggies
Dh and I shared a dessert it was wonderful

I may not eat dinner or just a salad
well I better go see all later

05-04-2002, 11:13 PM
Hi guys! :wave: Just a quickie! Ok, get your minds out of the dang gutter! :rolleyes: I had a theatre job today. DH and I saw Spiderman. It was ok. Not my favorite. The guys seemed to enjoy it.

Food was good. I took my own popcorn and water. :D Had chicken strips from KFC tonight for dinner. Popcorn was breakfast/lunch so the KFC was all OP. I'm about to sit down to a bowl of HC ice cream, plenty of points left.

You all have a good night. Love to all.

"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold." - Zelda Fitzgerald

05-05-2002, 01:02 AM
Hi everyone,

How was your Saturday? It was drippy and rainy here. I loved it. My brother playing the schizo again. So I went shopping a spent more money than I should and ate more than I should. Crappers.

Change of subject from nowhereland.

Spiderman is a designated DH movie, eh? I'll give it a whirl when the whoopla dies down. I can't wait for Star Wars. This movie is supposed to have more romance. Not to mention Samuel L Jackson waving his light saber. :lol: I'm watching SNL on comedy central. Tom Hanks is a cheerleader angel giving advice to those two cheerleaders (sheri oteri and wil ferrell). Hilarious. :lol:

Do any of you do scrapbooking or rubber stamping? I bought a few from walmart and am looking for a good how to website. Do you know of any good craft websites? I want to do a collage card for my nephew's graduation and mother's day card too.

Oh, oh, my computer just popped an illegal operation window. I have to post this before all is lost.

See you later,

05-05-2002, 01:14 AM





There are tons of places on the internet....

05-05-2002, 03:32 AM
thanks Lucky. I didn't have much luck with typing in rubber stamps. those sites have lots of ideas. I like Carol Duvall on H&G. She went to a craft convention and I missed it today.

Theresa, rummage sale hunt sounded fun. Did you get anything interesting? I love to go to those, but they're very rare here. My oldest brother (normal one) loves old cars. He plans to retire next year and build a summer home in Oregon. And travel, explore, flea markets the whole bit. Lucky man.

Gosh, the crickets are loud tonight. We're still in for more rain. Maybe the bugs know something I don't. Like the rain is gone?


05-05-2002, 09:32 AM
Good morning everyone! Rise and shine on this beautiful day!

Andrew and I are ready to go out the door to a few yard sales! Not that we need anything...except some outside toy stuff for the yard. I bought him one of those little tykes plastic slides that you crawl through the hole to the platform and then slide down. He likes to walk around the platform..its not all that high up...it was walls around it. Its cute...it was at the 2nd hand shop for $40 I looked in toys r us first and it was $90 brandy new but heck..its gonna get beat outside and this one was in really good condition. I want to get a swing set for him next. The one I want is over $300 but he would only use it for a couple of years then we would need to graduate but...I guess it would be more economical to get the regular set now!

Wow did I babble or what?

Malia...I use to do crafts all the time before I moved to PA. And now with Andrew its next to impossible! I did the rubber stamp thing too.

Thin...I want your job!!

Mary your dinner sounds great. John was going to take me out for my birthday yesterday but he didn't get home from work till after 9 pm. I was in bed!

2Cute...I try to hide too but it doesn't work too often. Andrew always finds me! I tried to nap on the couch a couple of times yesterday while he was playing but as soon as I fell asleep he would be right there in my face and trying to climb up on me. I must start snoring when I fall asleep because I could lay there for hours and he would just play...as soon as I sleep...there he is...it must attract him! LOL

Theresa did you get any good deals at your rummage sales?

Oh Tina...we can't be friends! LOL You are rooting for the Home Depot Car? Oh NO NO NO....thats a conflict of interest here. John works for Lowe's! They are the biggest competition....my son's future is at stake here! You have to give that up!! LOL NOT! I'm only kidding...I don't follow it but I think the Lowe's car stinks don't it? I don't even know who drives it!

Kat I got a good laugh at you and your ONE EYED husband watching the spiderman movie! Poor guy! Heck..POOR YOU! I don't envy the day you had!

Okie dokie you all....I am off to the mall! LOL....well not exactly the mall! LOL Maybe tomorrow!! My mom gave me the ok to use her Lane Bryant card for my birthday PLUS I have a coupon!

Have a great day and be sure I will be back so pleaaaase come out and post today! I wasn't exactly a good girl yesterday, I need help!


05-05-2002, 11:07 AM
I too say..."RISE AND SHINE".
It's a beautiful new day for a beautiful new beginning. :D

We got a phone call last night and my sister-in-law is on her way here and will be here in about an hour. I have to get this house in order and be sure my new bedroom is picture perfect. LOL
I have to do a little showing off today. ;)

I forgot to tell you all that we went out for ice cream last night... and I did NOT eat any. Not even a taste. :smug: I did eat one cherry off the top of my daughters sundae... but I needed the fruit. :lol:
Have I mentioned how HAPPY I am for not cheating.?? :p
It feelssssss soooooooo goooooooood.

Okay... I better get busy. This sister-in-law is a neat nut so I have my work cut out for me. LOL
One time when she came I hid my dirty dishes inside the oven. :o
Then I forgot I had hid them there and the next day I preheated my oven to bake a cake and :eek: ..... all my plastic melted onto my regular dishes. :lol:
Oh the price I pay for being a procrastinator. :lol:

Have a WONERFUL day today.
I love you all.
That is why I am here writing you instead of cleaning. :love:

05-05-2002, 11:17 AM
Hey all...

What a beautifull morning! I need to get my fanny outside today...I never did yesterday :( ...unless you count getting in and out of the car umpteen million times...today I am going to be selfish and do exactly what I want to do! That will include having a coffee klatch with you guys...a luxurious shower...a delightful (OP) breakfast...Mass...a trip to the flower market...and the rest of the day with my hands in the dirt! ( knock wood ) Unfortunately, I think I have to work tonight...may have to finagle another day off...I DESERVE IT!

My son is much better this morning...temp down to 99.6, and he's feeling much better...not 100%, but a definite improvement...the wonders of Amoxicillin!

Hubby's at work today...I didn't see him before he left, but he says the eye is better...and that we are DEFINITELY seeing Spidey tonight! I married a big-time movie buff...he HAS to see the latest on opening day...alas, due to circumstances beyond our control, we failed in that mission this time around...sigh I HATE going opening day...it's SO crowded and you're surrounded by lunatics with Harry Potter wizard hats or getting poked by light sabers! and forget Star Trek movies! Yikes!

The prom was wonderful, according to my lassie...and she looked lovely! So grown up and elegant! My baby girl...:cry: We went to her friend's house for pictures with the whole gang...many of whom she's been ALL through school with...someone there was holding an infant, and we (the parents) all agreed that it doesn't seem so long ago that these teenagers were that size! All in all, it was a lovely, memorable day for ALL of us!

My eating lately has been so so...I have not gone overboard, but probably haven't been making the best choices...definitely not enough veggies...I did stock up yesterday, so I will be having a terriffic week! I haven't exercised much since Tuesday, too much running around...will get back on track with that this week also!

Mary...good luck with the job prospect! They would be lucky to get you! I would have a hard time in the library getting my job done...I would be reading everything!

Malia...I have a TON of scrapbooking materials and TWO TONS of pictures to work on...now all I need is the time! Have fun!

Lucky...whatcha doing? I miss you!

2cute...WHAT'S THAT??? Have we gotten to WHY? or HOW COME? yet? One of the joys of grand parenting is that they DO eventually go home!

Thin...I think Spiderman is definitely a guy movie , (as opposed to a chick flick!) Seems like the chick flicks are always relegated to video rentals, while the "guy movies" are blockbusters which MUST be viewed on the big screen! (Mars/Venus thing, I guess)

Tina...I will try to catch a race one day, just for you! Is it a weekly thing? Is there a season like baseball? I am clueless about car racing...but I am willing to learn!

Theresa...your post reminded me of the HUGE rummage sale I missed yesterday...I really wanted to go, too! I love picking up odds and ends at them! Did you get some good bargains? Keep smiling at work...you'll show them!

Baylee, I had to laugh out loud at the description of the "offending party"...keep reading...come back when you can!

Michelle...did YOU find any bargains at the yard sales? Best place to buy "kid stuff," they outgrow stuff so quickly, things don't have time to get worn out...come on over to my garage, I've got lots of stuff! I keep swearing I'm going to have a garage sale!

Fluffy...how are you doing?

Did I miss any one? So sorry...my son is calling me to join him for you know who, Malia...SPONGE BOB! Gotta run!

Have a great day all...love ya lots!


05-05-2002, 01:33 PM
Baylee.. I am soooo sorry that you feel the need to leave but I totally understand. Although this little corner of the world is soooooooo personal and private to us.... it is open to the world.
I also had this same problem. Even though they have the right to read.... it just seems to me that "consideration" and " respect" could solve the whole problem. There are sooooo many boards on the web. Even in 3fatchicks there are hundreds of places they could read and post not invade the privacy of family members.
My daughter posts sometimes... but she "respects my privacy" and found her own little niche in a different site.
I am very fortunate that she is more mature at age 22 some so called grown adults. I will miss you terribly and hope you include me as one of your email buddies. YOU ARE SOOOOO LOVED HERE and will missed terribly.

Kat....my little one has not started "Why?"... yet.
She definitely has her sweet little "pease" (please) down pat. LOL
She knows grandma-pa are suckers for "peaseeee".
She is talking up a storm. She FINALLY is calling me gandma. :love:

Michelle... don't you just love finding those garage sale bargains.
I would be out going right this second if it weren't for my company should be here already.
I would "fake" sleep to get my granddaughter to take a nap with me... and she would pull my eyes open. :lol: Then she gives one of those cute little smiles. It is soooo hard not to laugh. :lol:

Malia.... I just love when you post. I feel I learn something new everyday... like garage sales are rare in Hawaii. You have crickets too. I am sooo homebound I just love learning about your world. Who was from Canada? And didn't we have someone from Australia too? My memory is soooo bad.
It also makes me sad to think they are not with us anymore.
If you are one of the missing... and are reading this... please please come back and post.

Lucky... I am going to check out your sites. I have tons of scrape book stuff to do all my photos cutezy... but you know how that goes. :rolleyes:

Mary.... was "smashed" potatoes a typo... or is that a different form of mashed potatoes.??? Or is it just a cultural thing? I thought it sounded sooo cute. :)

Thin... I am going to the movies Mon or Tues with my daughter.
You recommend anything? You are our personal movie critic with all of your experience. LOL

Theresa... hang in there. Your evaluation will go great I am sure.

Hey Fluffy.... where are ewe??? LOL

Tina.... are you pouting? LOL.
Did you get mad at us for not coming out to play and go find some other playmates? :p come out .. come out... YOUR IT !!!!

Hey friends... my family just ran me off the computer.
I have to go... NOW ... apparently.
I think I am in trouble. LOL (sorry for anyone I missed)

05-05-2002, 02:42 PM
:p Good Day Lady's ;)

I'm still around and lurking, just find I don't have much to say lately. Been feeling down lately, but things look good and hopefully will be back to normal or better real soon. The dieting has flown the coop and I need to capture it again, and keep it under lock and key. Been really stressed lately, my DF always say's money doesn't mean every thing and that we just get spoiled when we have to much. Well I'd rather have to much than not enough and lately it's been not enough, been a real struggle, but things are looking up.

He finished school last week and start's his new job tomorrow, at a Oilfield Servicing Company, doing welding, I'm really pleased he got this job, execellent benifits, incentive program, will pay for his next year's schooling. He's only got his first year's apprenticeship and has 3 more years until he get's his journey man ticket. So until then the money will be the poop's, but it's better than trying to live on my income alone, which isn't working.
I'm making more than him, I think that's the first time that's ever happened. But they said they'll give him a couple of weeks and if meets there standards and does good they will give him a raise right away. So that's good, and he'll be getting lots of over time.

So hopefully, this will be a brand new start for us and I can try to start taking care of myself again and not worry about everything else that's been going on.

Baylee I think it's just awfull that you can't have a private life without some snoopy relative being involved, don't they have anything better to do. What gives them the right to invade on your personal issue's, and make you feel like you can't come back and post and enjoy the company of the girls here. Do they feel threated by the encouragement and motivation that you receive here. Maybe they should join a group of there own. Just my opion.

I also love yard sales, found half of my kitchen gadgets and tupperware at garage sales. And before my son was born found most of his baby clothes and high chair, car seat etc, at garage sales.

Does eveybody else have spring, I don't think Alberta's going to get it this year, were still waking up to minus degree weather, and very windy lately, don't like to walk in the wind.

Well I should go, I'm always lurking so I'll post in again

05-05-2002, 03:29 PM
Hi girls! :wave: Hope you are all having a great day. I figured I would come here first before trying to get anything done around the house.

I got one of my windows painted. Did I tell you I was painting windows? (Anyway, quick catch up, I have two long, skinny windows on either side of my front door. I am glass painting flowers and vines on them so they will look like stained glass.) Ok, anyway, I have one done and need to get going on the other one. I want to have them in place by next Sunday. We're all going out for Mother's Day dinner, but back to our house afterward because it's my honey's birthday. So I want the windows in place when his family comes over.

I've also got laundry to do and I want to get to the fruit market, I'm out of apples and oranges.

Michelle: I guess somehow I missed it yesterday so :)Happy Birthday to you! :) Happy Birthday to you! :) Happy Birthday dear Michelle! :) Happy Birthday to you! :) And many more..... * You can have my job too, it's easy, fun and extra money! * Jimmy Johnson drives for Lowe's. He's a rookie.

2cute: Melted plastic in the oven? Been there, done that!! :o Remember, Sweetie, they're coming to see you....not your house!!! * Hmmmm.....movies. Ya know, I haven't been in awhile, but I picked up a new company and I should be working movies any weekend I want now through September * fingers crossed* I hear the new one, what's it called??? Unfaithful, I think has some "eye candy" men in it. Or I heard that My Big Fat Greek Wedding is supposed to be hysterical, if you want funny. Sorry, but haven't seen either. We saw Time Machine last weekend. It was pretty good, until the monsters came! :eek: * Congratulations on your ice cream victory! Hurray for you!

I'm doing this in two posts because they don't like me today. :(

05-05-2002, 03:30 PM
Katrina: So sorry your son has been under the weather. Strep Throat is NO fun, at all. I'm sure the prom was just lovely. It's really nice that your daughter went with long time friends, that will make it even more memorable. My oldest didn't go to a prom and my youngest did only because I hounded him and found a girl he knew, who had a friend. :lol: He wouldn't even bring her by the house. He went elsewhere for pictures and took his camera, but that was it. :(

Mary: Sounds like a real job is in your future! Good luck!

Tina: So much for the Saturday race! Into this life a little rain must fall. Bet I know where you are today though! :D

Theresa: Hope you got some time to enjoy that nice weather yesterday. * I'm sure that evaluation is coming, it's good that you have the right attitude in your head again.

Malia: Boy, you are a crafty person with scrapbooking, rubber stamping AND ribbon embroidery!!!

LuckyLadyBug: You must be crafty too to have all those websites at your fingertips.

Baylee: I'm so sorry that your niece is being so %itchy! It's too bad that nothing is sacred anymore and you can't have your little bit personal space. You will be sorely missed. [[[hugs]]]

Duckie: You were posting when I PMd you. :) 2cute had just mentioned our MIA's and I went to look you up and found you were on-line. Glad to see you. * It's good that you honey is finished with school. I'm sure the job will help the finances a bit. You just need to de-stress a little and the food thing will get back in line for you. Hang in there, it'll come. [[[hugs]]]

Lynne, from Australia, I hope one day you will come back and at least say 'hello'. We would still love to see your wedding pics.

Jen: Honey, where are you??? Isn't honey due home sometime this month??? Hope you'll come back soon too.

Susie: Hope the job is slowing down enough that you can get in here once in awhile.

Syn: Your friends are still here for you.

I think I caught up with everyone. Love :love: to all of you. Have a good Sunday! Oops, almost forgot....a recipe. This is from the September-October Weight Watchers magazine (guess I should read a little more often and catch up on the old magazines, eh?)

Turkey Rolls Cordon Bleu

Notes: Breaded cutlet dishes are an all-time favorite, but the traditional preparation of coating in flour, egg and crumbs is high in calories, messy and labor intensive. We simplify the breading process by brushing the cutlets lightly with reduced-calorie mayonnaise, then dipping in crumbs (try it with chicken and fish as well). If you like your cutlets a bit on the spicy side, brush them with mustard instead of mayonnaise or a comvination of the two.

Makes 4 Servings. Prep Time: 15 minutes

1/4 pound turkey cutlets
4 (1oz) slices reduced-sodium ham
2 (1oz) slices reduced-fat Sweiss cheese, halved
3 Tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs
1 Tablespoon reduced-calorie mayonnaise
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon butter

1. Top each cutlet with a slice of ham and then a slice of cheese. Roll up jelly-roll fashion and secure with toothpickes.
2. Spread the bread crumbs on a plate or a sheet of wax paper. Brush the turkey rolls with mayonnaise; dip in the crumbs, pressing down to coat.
3. Spray a nonstick skillet with non-stick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the turkey rolls and saute until browned all over, about 5 minutes. Add the wine, broth, and butter; bring just to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer until the turkey is cooked through and the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes longer.

Per serving: 234 Cal, 6g. Fat, 3g. Sat. Fat, 95mg Chol, 434mg Sod, 5g Carb, 0g Fib, 37g Prot, 125mg Calc. Points: 5

Well, there ya go. You all have a great Sunday. See ya later.

"Women have to summon up courage to fulfill dormant dreams." - Alice Walker

05-05-2002, 03:55 PM
Hi all I got up today with vertigo dizzy as a bat but I'm better now.
2Cute: smashed is mashed potatoes thats what they called them on the menu the left the peels on and added garlic they were great.

The job will just be 3 half days from 12:30- 4:30 but I can still sub at the other library if I get it. I probably won't though.

I am doing Mexican chicken for dinner with Mexican rice. I tried backing some corn tortillas today for home made tortilla chips sprinkled them with Emirals southwest seasoning the guys loved them. So I'll keep doing them.

well I better get off here be back later

05-05-2002, 04:30 PM
Thanks Thin Thinker for the pm, it's always nice to know that you've been missed, I'm sure if you pm any of the other girls they'll be thrilled as well, I'll try to keep more in contact, If only I had a computer at home, you'd get sick of me. DF can have the TV and I'd have the computer, that would'nt be to good the DS might get neglected.:dizzy:

05-05-2002, 04:33 PM
Well here's the scoope...in about two months (well less than that actually) I will be going to Spain, via British Airways. I guess my concern is this: I haven't flown since I was 18 and I was like a size 18. Grrr...right now I am about a 24 and I guess my concern is actually FITTING into the seats...do you ladies have any stories or suggestions? Do you think I will need a seat belt extension, or should I just grunt, suck it in to remain unembaressed? :-D Normally I would not care, but I am traveling with a bunch of college kids that I BARELY know and the thought kind of embaresses me...:-)

05-05-2002, 07:52 PM