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MichelleK
05-05-2002, 06:35 PM
WELCOME

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.

WELCOME!!!!


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MichelleK
05-05-2002, 06:38 PM
I moved Duckie over here so you all wouldn't miss her post! I can't believe I actually started a new thread and it worked!


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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.


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Duckie
Looking forward to the day I can wear shorts and tank tops

Started Feb 11, 2002
337/320/300mini goal (-17Lbs)
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MichelleK
05-05-2002, 06:48 PM
Ok Phew...that was hard work!!

I am sitting here hanging my head low because I caved in at the birthday party today!!! I had diet coke and raw veggies to start. I did pass on the chips and dip and salsa and all that stuff...but then came the real food. I had a meatball sandwich and at least 1 cup of potato salad. Barbara's mom makes the best! I had pickles with that then a couple of slices of cheese that my son fed me from his plate. Then the dreaded cake and ice cream! I had a small piece for my son but he didn't eat much and I didn't want to waste it...heck...I wanted to eat it all who am I kidding! I did have some coffee with ff half and half...I love that stuff! So I think I am done with my points for today and tomorrow. I had like 15 points left after lunch so hopefully I won't have done too much damage! I will never learn! But I can compensate!

Andrew had such a blast at the party playing outside with all the kids. He just loves it outside. His daddy is out back cutting the grass so he can go out and play. The dang grass is almost as tall as Andrew is! LOL That rain sure made things grow!!

Baylee...I agree with the others...I'm sorry you can't post here because of your selfish niece. Its a real shame the sickness some people have and they don't even know it! I know I have much better things to do with my life then to snoop on my family members on a board they post at. She needs to grow up and get her OWN life!! and not live yours!! I hope you put me on your email list too!

Duckie I'm glad to see you posting again...you can post babble or whatever..you don't have to have anything constructive to say..heck look at all my posts!! I just babble and babble and babble...I'm also glad things are looking up for you. I have been in that place you are at too financially with my ex...things do eventually get better. I always say things happen for a reason! And look at me today! I have the greatest life!!

I better get tending to my little guy! I will catch up to you all tomorrow!

Take care...Michelle


prism
05-05-2002, 10:37 PM
Hi everyone,

Slept quite a bit today. It's cool, raining, and overcast. Mikey is learning a new trick, roll over. Right now, I'm typing and his head is resting on my laptop touchpad. I didn't do as much as I planned, but did have a relaxing weekend. And I didn't touch the training material. I'm doing it at work.

Tomorrow back to square one. Hopefully being at work will keep me to schedule. My sister's here for a visit. Will close for now.

See ya,
Malia

thinthinker
05-05-2002, 11:17 PM
I brought Miss Melissa over here from the last thread. Michelle must not have seen her and I didn't want her message to be missed.

Miss Melissa wrote:
British Airways and larger people..
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...:-)
Thanks!!!
Mel


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--Melissa aka Mel

2cute2Bfat
05-06-2002, 12:59 AM
Michelle.. You did a fantastic job starting the new thread. Way to go girl !!!! Plus moving a post too... what a pro you are getting to be.
I am sooooooo sorry I missed your birthday. I don't remember reading it ...untill Thin said something.
Belated Happy Birthday !!!!!!

Mary.. your dinner sounded yummy. Mmmmm

MisMelissa... I sent my reply via PM in case you didn't find this new thread. Hope you have a great trip.

Malia...enjoy your visit with your sister.
I am having a wonderful time with my daughter home.
It is just too short... she heads back Tues night.

Thin...I have seen that glass painting on HGTV. You did say it will look like lead glass didn't you? It sounds soooo pretty.
It is scarey how much alike we are... not many people have cooked their dirty dishes. :lol:
You are sooo sweet to remember all those MIA's. I am soooo forgetful. I can't believe I forgot about Lynnes wedding photos.
Lynne.. you better send us your web site address.
Jen... hope you are lurking. We would love to hear from you again.

Duckie...glad to see you again. :D
I am glad I am not in Alberta with you... this spring weather is great!!!!
I know how frustrating it must be for hubby and you.
I remember all too well those lean years when my hubby and I struggled so. It does get better. Tell you hubby to hang in there.. it will pay off in the long run.
It was cool to learn that garage sales are big in Canada too. :cool:

Hope I got everyone... I don't have the old thread to peek at.
My food was good today. I did take a bite of my daughters ice cream tonight... but well within my plan.
I have a very very busy day planned tomorrow.
We are setting our alarm to get an early start.
Probably won't be in until evening.

My Monday Motivation....

They DID NOT cheat..... I do not cheat !!!!!!

LuckyLadyBug
05-06-2002, 07:53 AM
I survived my Dad's birthday party....just barely and still need "MUCH needed sleep". He seemed to enjoy all the people so that is what counts. (but tell that to my feet )

It is 39 and foggy here today. I may NEVER have to mow at this rate.

Pray for me...I have work problems and fear turning to food!

Malia: Cross your fingers for me...I MAY get to uncover my roses this week. :)

Now that the big shindig is over I can catch up with all of you.:D

I thought this was an interesting Motivation....
"Without continuous personal development you are now all that you will ever become, and **** starts when the person you are, meets the person you could have been." - Eli Cohen

I think this struck me because I always think I have "fixed" me in some way. I don't look at my life as a "continuous" project. This helps me, right now anyway, at looking at exercise and eating. Of course I don't want to be DONE fixing myself because you know what that would mean....:(

Grannie39074
05-06-2002, 08:03 AM
Good morning all
Just stopped in before getting ready for work. I have made me a salad to take for lunch. I hope it will be enough to fill me up.

Dinner last night was great but next time I will use regular salsa instead of chunky. the boys really liked the baked tortilla chips.

I have to eat breakfast and dress so I better go. be back later

Duckie25
05-06-2002, 09:49 AM
Good Morning Lady's

It's a very sunny and bright morning here today, looks like it might be a spring morning, cross my fingers, Calgary got 20 cm of snow yesterday but we managed to stay snow free, hope it stays that way. Knock on wood.

Well it looks like a bunch of us need to get back on the wagon, it's funny that we all seem to go off at the same time and Monday comes along and we start all over again, when will we ever learn:dizzy: this journery would go much faster if we just stuck to our plans. I guess where all just human.

Well today I'm going start fresh again, my goal is to lose 8lbs by June 1, should be do able considering the amount of weight I have to lose. I found a big mug that holds 16 oz of water, going to try to drink 4 mugs a day. Yesterday I drank 3, got my excersise in to, cause I was running to the washingroom every 20 min's. I put a peppermint tea bag in with my water yesterday, tasty, very yummy, puts a little kick in my water.

Sounds like there was a few birthday party's going on last weekend glad you all had fun and enjoyed yourself. Isn't the food the biggest thing you look forward to when you go out to party's, I know it is for me, all I think about is what this person's going to bring or what goodies will I get to eat. I get together with a bunch of lady's almost weekly to play games, and there's always a smorges borg of food to choose from, will have to be the one to start bringing healthy food and maybe the rest will follow. Why does my life have to revolve around food !!!! :lol: :devil:

Well guess I should go and get some work done, type to ya later:smug:

SusieH
05-06-2002, 12:39 PM
Hi friends,

I am not doing so well. After what I thought was a pretty good week, I ended up gaining 1# at WW. I have been playing with the same 4 pounds for 3 or 4 months now and I am just tired of it. I am not perfect, but I do exercise every day and 90% of the time, drink all my water, but I just can't get these stinking pounds off. I have been trying to hit 50 so long, it is just so depressing.

I am sure it doesn't help that work sucks. I really don't like it too much. I am dealing with it, but this wouldn't be my first choice for a job. I could go back to my old job, but giving up is not part of my nature. The stress is enormous though....

I don't even have time to come on this site too often, which probably just makes things worse.

HELP!

Susie

thinthinker
05-06-2002, 04:31 PM
Hi everybody! :wave: Well it's Monday and it's time to start journalling...........again! :eek: Why can't I stick with it for more than..............an hour? :o That is my project for this week. I NEED to joural!! I went to WI (not Wisconsin) this morning and I stayed the same for the week. I was counting in my head.............all week. Guess that just isn't good enough. So here I am, a new week in hand, and I'm starting to journal all over again. Wish me luck.........scratch that. Wish me perserverance!!! :spin:

Mary: Give me some particulars about baking the tortillas. How long, what temp. I bought one of those pans that you place a tortilla into and bake into the shape of a bowl. Anyway, really interested, please post the info.

Duckie: Glad you came back. * Sorry about the finances. That's some place that we've been too. Things tend to work out though and it will come around for you too. * As far as Monday's go, at least we DO start over and don't quit. That's a real accomplishment.

Miss Melissa: Hey, Mel, glad to see you peek in here. The last time I flew it was from MI to FL on Spirit. I was about a size 24 back then. I fit, but barely. I would suggest that you try for a window seat and get to the airport early. Try to be one of the first ones to board for your area so you can get to the seat first. Sometimes the armrests will go up, at the window and between you and the next person. Lift them both, it will give you a little extra room. And lastly, pray for someone skinny to sit next to you that won't need their whole seat. Sorry, not pretty, but the best advice I have for you. * Hope you'll come back and post with us. We'd love to have you join us.

Michelle: Great job starting the new thread! :) Don't worry about the party treats, move on. It's MONDAY!!!!

Malia: Where is your sister from? Near you? I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time.

2cute: Yes, the glass painting stuff has been on HG TV and QVC and just about everywhere else. I have the leading done on the second window. I need to start doing color today.

LuckyLadyBug: I'm glad your dad's party went well. I bet you're glad it's over and your life can get back to normal. * I loved your motivation: "Without continuous personal development you are now all that you will ever become, and **** starts when the person you are, meets the person you could have been." - Eli Cohen Boy, is that profound!!!! Something to REALLY think about!

Susie: Oh honey, I'm sorry that job has still got you down. It's been 4 months now and things should start getting easier. Don't look at going back to the other job as quitting. Sometimes you have to take care of YOU! And if the other job makes you happier, less stressed and gives you more time for YOU; maybe it's something you should consider. Life is too short to be miserable!!! [[[hugs]]]

Well girls, I think I'll go paint.....and do some cleaning up. I'll catch you all later. Love :love: to everyone!

"A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men----and people in general."- Lorraine Hansberry

QueenB
05-06-2002, 04:52 PM
just for a second. Shhhhh.....dh says I've been spending too much time on the computer, so I have to hurry. hehe I'm sorry I didnt' get in here yesterday.......had a minor catastrophe at the house, but don't worry all is well now and I didn't overeat as a result of it.......anyways, just wanted to jump in real quick to say everything is fine.....I'm still OP.........feeling stronger every day and I'm changing my WI (not Wisconsin) :lol: day to Tuesdays, so I will have to report in about that tomorrow. I promise, I will be back tonight...just didn't want anyone to worry. I love you all and by the way...........


GUESS WHO WON THE RACE YESTERDAY???

http://tonystewartontrack.com/leftmiddlepic.jpg

You got it!!!! My man!!!!! Go Tony!!!

Grannie39074
05-06-2002, 05:00 PM
I used white corn tortillas and cut them in quarters put them on a baking sheet i sprinkled them with salt and Emerals southwest seasoning and backed them till crisp. watch or they will get too brown.

They are good with salsa

MichelleK
05-06-2002, 07:41 PM
Just a quick post...the boy has to go to bed!

I spent the afternoon outside with him and he was so happy!

I made the best fish today!


Mediteranian Fish


1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbl balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
1 Tbl dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 lb flounder filets

Mix the first six ingredients in a small bowl
Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray, lay flounder in single layer, pour over lemon mixture and bake at 350* for 12 minutes or till fish flakes.

Makes 4 servings at 2 points per serving.

This is really good! I had it with spinach for a 2 pt. meal!

Gotta run!

1 lb flounder filets

thinthinker
05-06-2002, 08:46 PM
Hi everyone! :wave: I was just perusing another site and I found this post from a lady and thought it was really terrific. Pay special attention to her stats.

Betty wrote:

After being OP for just over a year that's the question I have never asked myself about losing this weight. If I did, the answer would always be the same. I want it more than anything else I can imagine.

What I am saying is that I know I want to lose the weight with everything that I am and everything that I have. At this point, there is no option to stop or go back to the way it was before. This means I will do journal, count points, eat OP even when I WANT to eat off program. It means that my selfish desire to cheat gets swept away by my overwhelming commitment to me to get thin.

In my opinion, that's how much commitment you need to make to yourself in order to succeed. It's not a question of IF you can do this but WILL you do this.

Everyone CAN do WW. Everyone CAN lose weight. In my opinion it really is a question of how bad you want it. You have to want this enough to stop doing the things that got us here and to start doing the things that will get us where we want to be. I hope this makes sense.

145.6 lbs and counting!
OP Since 2/6/2001 - 5'4''
On my way to being 'Fabulous by Forty!'
As of 6/13/2001 I am no longer a 350# woman!!
As of 11/23/2001 I am no longer a 300# woman!!
BMI: WAS 66 - NOW 43
397.6 / 252 / 144

Hope you all have a good night.

yellowpagemaker
05-06-2002, 09:34 PM
Hi Everyone....

I'm battling my ears again, and just have felt really bad since yesterday afternoon:( Went back to the doctor again this morning and once again, he suctioned all the junk out of them...and once again, I have a new prescription for antibiotics...I'm sooo tired of living on those things!!! I had thought my ears were cleared up,,,guess that's what I get for thinking huh?:mad:

I guess I'm just out of sorts about a lot of things today......still not a word as to when I will be given my evaluation....and the work just keeps piling up.......I wish I could get away with telling my boss..."I'm not going to do it....you do it if you want it done." The young girls I deal with everyday, have no respect for anybody....so when they say they aren't going to do something...guess who gets to do it? OH well....at least it gets done.

I did get a few good bargains Saturday at the rummage sales...My oldest sister went with me,,,,she and I have this thing about who gets the better stuff...:lol: Last year I got two really cute statues....and she couldn't believe I only paid a dollar each for them....Well....Saturday I did the exact same thing!!!! I found two more really cute statues and she tried to tell me it was her turn.....Guess what? She didn't get them!!:smug: I really enjoyed myself,,and we're planning on making it a weekend ritual!!! That should be interesting!!!

Well girls, I am sorry I don't feel like responding to everyone individually.....in fact it's only about 8:30 here, and I'm thinking about turning in.....I'm running a fever, and just want to curl up and sleep:yawn: :yawn: :yawn:

I'll catch up on everyone's posts tomorrow (hopefully)....Take Care everyone..

Theresa

LuckyLadyBug
05-06-2002, 10:05 PM
I know how you feel, Therese After this weekend, plus mowing tonight, doing laundry and washing all the dishes from my Dad's party I don't think I feel up to responding individually either.

My bed is calling me.....

prism
05-07-2002, 02:58 AM
Hi everyone,

Went to Spiderman this afternoon. You're right, it is a man's movie guised as a love story. Argh. The actor was so droll, I had to laugh. The action scenes were great. Wish they could have had more special effects and closeups. I can't wait for star wars. I hope they don't have weird lizard creatures.

Lucky, happy to hear your dad's party went really well. My two sisters will be taking my mom to a buffet friday night. That's why she stopped by to "work on me." I told her a brunch @ $40 per person is enough money spent for me. Any way I want to celebrate on mother's day and they want mother's day free for themselves. I go through this every year. Sometimes being the youngest is a trip. I get sick and tired of being seen as a "party pooper". Well, my mom and I have been doing brunch for about 15 years. Far longer than they take her out to dinner.

Worked out to RS dance your pants off. bat wings, an all time favorite. But I do need to journal and drink water.

Goodnight and sweet dreams,
Malia

SusieH
05-07-2002, 07:44 AM
Good morning ladies,

I am feeling a bit better today. Thanks Thin for the kind words. I got 8 hours of sleep last night, so that helped.

I am going to try and relax a bit more at work. I need to set priorities and delegate the rest.

I journaled yesterday and stayed within my points. I rode my exercise bike for 1 hour and I drank more than my required allotment of my water. I feel good about doing well.

Well, time to get down to business.

Susie

LuckyLadyBug
05-07-2002, 08:01 AM
Malia Are you okay? Just heard there is flooding in Hawaii.

Are you all sitting down? They are predicting SNOW here for Thursday. I mowed last night so I could dedicate the rest of the week to planting...GUESS NOT!!

Did I tell you I had a tree fall on Friday. My Dad is a tree lover extrodinaire but many are next to the power lines and it makes me nervous. Luckily the one that went down fell north (the power line was south of the tree).

Tuesday Tip: Keep your trees short!!!!

Another Tuesday Tip:
Make it easy to succeed
Success breeds success.
The more successful we are at something,
the more we like doing it.
Dieting is no different.
The more successful we are at it,
we more we like doing it.
So, make it easy for you to succeed.
How?
By setting yourself a series of small targets.
Example
Suppose you weigh 200 pounds and you'd like to slim down to 150 pounds.
Set yourself 5 different targets of 10 pounds each:
i.e. first, aim to get to 190 pounds, then 180 pounds, and so on.
Each time you hit your target, you'll feel good
because you'll have achieved something.
And you'll want to continue.
Obvious perhaps, but most slimmers don't do it.
They simply aim to lose '30-40 pounds'.
They make it harder for themselves to hit a target.
So they fail.

I think this is what I will try. I look at the WHOLE number I have to lose and it is depressing!:(

So baby steps is my new motto.

thinthinker
05-07-2002, 09:16 AM
Morning Ladies! :wave: I'm just here quick before I head out to work. I have a full day ahead of me. Box conversion at Sam's Club, a plan-o-gram audit at Marshall Fields, a video store, an apartment complex and a visit to my little friend at the nursing home. Woowee! It looks like alot more when I write it out! YIKES!

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I was able to walk into and out of Walmart yesterday without even thinking about buying the dreaded PB cups! Little victories! :)

I was also able to stay OP: all my water, all my fruits/veggies, within my WW points, AND journalled it all! WooHoo! :D One day down, six to go!

I really do have to run. Love :love: to all. I'll see ya later.

"I've dreamt dreams in my life that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas. They've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind." - Emily Bronte

katrinabgood
05-07-2002, 11:18 AM
Well, you girls have heen busy here without me! Gone one day and I have a lot of catching up to do! The mouse on my computer broke...I haven't a clue how to replace it...so I was without the PC all day...by the time hubby got home and changed it, my daughter jumped on and that was it for the night!

I just got back from Curves...haven't been there since LAST Tuesday! SLACKER!! It's just so easy to fall into that whiny, I don't feel like it mode...I know PMS had something to do with it, not to mention a very busy schedule, but I'm tired of recycling the same old excuses. I am profoundly moved by your post, Thin... It's true...when I decide that I TRULY want to make this happen, it will happen.

Lucky... Very interesting about "fixed" vs. "continuous." I don't want to be FIXED at this point...though I sure seem to be...I like new projects...maybe I'll just concentrate on "fixing ME up," keeping Thin's and your posts in mind.

Michelle,,, Belated Happy Birthday wishes and {{{hugs!}}}! It sounds like you didn't do TOO badly at all...with all your low point meals and frolicking with your little guy, I'm sure you could afford an indulgence! Sounds like fun! Dare I ask which milestone you passed?

Mary...those tortilla chips sound good! I plan on trying them out later today...do you spray them with anything? I make the tortilla bowls just by molding the tortilla inside a regular pyrex bowl and microwaving for about a minute...great with chili!

MaliaI hear you on the family thing...I always seem to be the one to give in, just to keep the peace...just once I'd like to do what I want to do. We saw Spiderman Sunday night...I liked it...I thought he was adorable! I'm looking forward to Star Wars too, but I really can't wait for the next Lord of the Rings! MIB 2 looks like it will be good! I'm a sucker for Tommy Lee Jones!

2Cute... Wow, you are on a roll, woman! I am so proud of you and your "stick-to-it-ive-ness! I'm glad you're having fun with your daughter...

Theresa...Awww...I hope you feel better soon...Tell those whippersnappers at work, that you are not the only one paid to work...just the only one DOING any! Keep your chin up!

Tina Atta girl for staying OP despite a catastrophe! So, who won the race yesterday?? just kidding!

Baylee... Your little outside paradise sounds lovely...thanks for keeping us posted...hope all goes well with you! Good luck with the tapes!

Duckie... Good to see you again! I'm glad you escaped the snow...There should ba a law of nature PROHIBITING snow in May! Right, Lucky?

Susie... I hope things ease up for you at work,,,you sound like you are on track...remember...DELEGATE! AND, Keep posting...it really helps.

MisMelissa... Welcome to our little corner of 3FC! I just flew in November @ 250 lbs or thereabouts...I fit...(WHEW!) A friend once asked for an extension for the seat belt, she told the stewardess that she was pregnant. (she wasn't) Have a nice trip! Come back and see us!

OK, I'm exhausted now! I just can't stay away anymore...too much catching up to do...this took me about 1 1/2 hrs to complete! I was contemplating going to the library yesterday, just to check in...I wish I had! I MISS YOU GUYS WHEN I'M GONE! :cry:

Sounds like everyone is getting back in line, back on track, in the swing, on their game...WHATEVER! As Nike so aptly puts it...

Just Do It!!

Have a good one...

Duckie25
05-07-2002, 12:15 PM
Hello again,

Beautiful morning, besides the poopy sleep I've been getting lately. We bought a new bed about about 7 months ago, it's a King Coil, costed about $1100 ( that's when we had money) I find it really comfy when DF decides to sleep on the couch, but when where both in it the middle sinks, and I have to move to the very edge of the bed, so I don't roll towards the middle. I took the mattress's off last week and the box spring is already warped, it makes me so mad. I know there's alot of weight on the bed I'm over 300 lbs and DF is about 220 lbs, and you know when your doing the wild thing that's over 500 lbs of weight, know wonder it's warping, will have to stop doing the wild thing, actually I don't want to do it on the bed no more, will have to find a new spot. I have warranty on it but it's kind of embarrasing to call them up and say my bed's warped can you fix it or replace it. What if they say it's because of my weight and that it's not there fault, it's not fair. What should I do, has anyone else had this problem. I thinking of getting some sheets of plywood to put on the frame, wanted to do that when we first go it, but DF is a procrastinator, and now we have a warped bed. I guess I can always start a fight with him just before bedtime so he'll sleep on the couch :lol:

Any suggestions

thinthinker
05-07-2002, 06:08 PM
Hi all! :wave: I've got the hungries tonight for some reason. I had an apple for breakfast and a Chicken Whopper, no mayo (the old BK Broiler) for lunch. Then a Subway for dinner and I'm still wanting to munch. Must be 'cuz the scale looked nice this morning. Anything to sabbotage success, you know. I'm still journalling......OMG, it's day 2........where does the time go???? :lol: If I can get through 'hump day' maybe I can get through the week. *fingers crossed*

This is gonna be quick 'cuz DH is on his way home, but I have to say:
Duckie: Call those mattress people out and have that bed replaced. Don't even think a second thought about it. I really had to laugh, but my folks got a new mattress and box spring the year my father retired from work. One year later, it needed to be replaced. The furniture company replaced it, no questions asked. But I couldn't resist ribbing them that now that dad was retired they could wear out a mattress in just one year! :D

Gotta run.

MichelleK
05-07-2002, 07:05 PM
Hanging my head low................

I have done nothing but pig out for the past three days...I am out of control again...helllp!

We just had pizza hut...I had two slices of sausage pizza..the only kind john will eat is pizza hut sausage...and 2 bread sticks! I did drink 4 glasses of water with it! I am a glutton! Kick me in the rear!!

Hey...the good news is...I was bidding on a leslie sansone walking tapes in DVD and I won!! Can you believe it....the first time I bid on anything and I win...I was so hoping I was because I can't use all my RS videos because the dvd player is hooked up in the living room. I can't wait to get it...it comes with the weights and all...now I will have NO excuse not to exercise..I don't even have to leave my house!

Gotta run and give the boy his bath...he didn't have a nap today and will definately go to bed shortly!

TTFN
Michelle

QueenB
05-07-2002, 09:15 PM
Well, I certainly hope you are! :lol: Then again, if you are at the computer, I guess you are! Well, here is the blow by blow from my WI today. (not Wisconsin) :lol: <<I love that! :s: Ok, I go in and I pay. I have to pay $30.00 because I missed 3 weeks. I didn't go the Monday after we came back from Talladega, (when you guys thought I was MIA) and I didn't go last week, and then I went today. So in total, the last time I went was 4/16/02. Anyways, I step on the scale, and she looks at the little box and then looks at me.......then looks at the little box again and shakes her head. (getting very nervous about right now) :?: Then she asks, "Are you standing all the way on the scale?" I say, "Yes, both feet." (and grin nervously) And then she shakes her head again and I see her write down the number........what I now weigh. When I see it, I say, "No way!" and she says, "Yes!" and I say, "No frickin way!" and she says, "Yes! (and after she subtracts on the calculator) You have lost 11.5 pounds!!!!" :eek: :eek: Since 2/5/02, I have lost 56 pounds!! I am freaking out! I was so prepared for whatever the scale said today, and it was on my side! Girls......I just have to tell you it felt soooo good. I got my 50 lb magnet today too. I am over halfway to losing 100 lbs! I am so happy! And I was hopping in my seat all the way home because I couldn't wait to get here and tell my family.......my friends......YOU GUYS! First thing hubby said to me was, "I bet you can't wait to tell your 3FC friends!" And he was so right. I just want to thank you guys so much for being here for me when I have been down.......and it makes me feel like a million bucks to come here and be with you to celebrate! I hope you are all doing well! Please know how much I love and appreciate you. :love:
Well, I am totally pooped. I smiled all the way home. When I walked in the grocery store, I had a spring in my step. I am usually pretty happy, but today I can say for the first time in a long time.......I was truly happy. And you are a big part of that. Thank you so much for being my support.......my friends.....my lifeline.....my family. :love:

Grannie39074
05-07-2002, 11:30 PM
Boy Tina thats great congratulations.

Hello all we just got back from a business dinner. One of DH's suppliers was down from Chicago and took some of us out to dinner at an expensive resturant. I pigged out. Don't get to eat like that often.
1 Mixed drink
garlic toast about 6 peices (you know the small crouton type)
smoked salmon appitizer
salad
humongus ribeye steak (2or more inches thick) with mashed potatoes and a wine sauce)
Roll
water
coffee
NO Dessert:dizzy:

eight of us went and the bill was $350.00 way out of my budget glad someone else was paying

well it's past my bedtime see you all tomorrow . Hope I can sleep

2cute2Bfat
05-08-2002, 02:03 AM
Hi guyss... I am not reading tonight.
It is 1am and I only came on to tell you I am fine.
Here it is the 8th and I havent posted since the 5th (in case you didn't know I was missing...LOL)

I have had a WONDERFUL time with my daughter.
She has installed my new computer but we are having a few problems. Printerr wonnt work... and tthis darn keyboard is sooooooooooo senstive. I typpe more eerrors than I can keep up with. :rolleyes: I am tired of fixing them.

Todaay is my mom's 82nnd birthday so I am in Missouri as we speak. Won't be home till latee. Just wanted everyonne to know I am fine and having a great time. I am STILL on program too. :D :D :D
Hoppefully I will be back Thursday morning. :wave:

prism
05-08-2002, 03:07 AM
Hi everyone,

Congratulations Tina! How I long to be able to say I lost 56lbs. But I must be truly honest and say I haven't stuck to my plan 100%. I lose weight purely from working out. Everyday I say I'll be on plan, then something turns up and I overeat. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle, Happy Birthday!!! Did you bid on ebay? I won a bid for the first time too. It was fun. Do you have RS Blast off videotapes. I'm thinking of buying the set. Is it worth it? Or is it the same moves?

Lucky, the flooding didn't affect our island. Some parts had alot of rain, but not in my town. It was cool though.

Thin, you really got it in one. I sabotage myself too. As soon as I see amazing results, I'll binge. Weird thing we do to ourselves. We have to work on the behavioral change a bit. I need to read my books. Sigh...

Tomorrow is aerobics day. And I'll get to trim the rag mop.

Goodnight,
Malia

SusieH
05-08-2002, 07:48 AM
Good morning,

Yesterday wasn't terrible, but I did go over my points. I exercised, and drank my water, so I am not too upset.

Today, I woke up at 2:30am and couldn't fall back to sleep, so of course I am exhausted now.

Anyhow, I am going to try really hard to stay OP today. I have used about 6 points so far today and will have my turkey tortillas for a snack before my meeting this morning, and salad for lunch. Hopefully, I will get through the workday only using a total of about 12 points, which will give me lots of points for dinner.

Tina: Way to go! While I have actually lost 67 pounds, I need to lose 2 more pounds to get my 50 pound star from WW. I have been fluctuating so much lately, that even 2 pounds seems like 100.

Hello to everyone else. I need to get to work, so responding individually is impossible right now.

Susie

LuckyLadyBug
05-08-2002, 07:59 AM
WOW Tina you are doing awesome!!!! I am proud of you!!!!

I had been missing your medical status updates, 2Cute . It has been a few days without you doing or having something done to your body!!!! Have you healed up from the accident? How about hubby?

It's raining here and now they say 6 inches of snow for northern Minnesota....we might get lucky here.

I do feel bummed about my garden. I DON'T HAVE ONE!!!!! At the rate the weather is going anything I plant now won't have time to grow before we have winter. :mad:

I have nothing to report diet or weight loss wise....I have to pick a plan....and then do it of course. So, any advise?

I did mow Monday and all this rain should make my grass grow so I can mow again. Hmmmm mowing exercise....maybe I could write a book.:lol:

Grannie39074
05-08-2002, 08:10 AM
Good morning all

I feel so bad today I really ate way too much last night. There was nothing on the menu that was anywhere close to being op.

I will weigh today though. Anyway Today is a new day so I'll just start over and hope for the best.

Tina I wish I was like you losing 56 pounds but I have lost 40 so that a start.

Lucky I know you are ready for spring. Minnesotas weather is weird. I lived in Hopkins for a year while DH was up there working.

Michelle: Happy Birthday sorry I missed you.

To everyone else hello and I love all of you I really count on coming here everyday to post. It keeps me sane.
well I better go get ready for work. see all of you later.

thinthinker
05-08-2002, 09:25 AM
STOP

DO NOT POST HERE!

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