Support Groups - Low Carb #30 Kicking it in high gear

06-28-2002, 05:43 PM
K pat thanks i feel like a godess!! wearing my tiolet seat crown and using a plunger for a spectum. :lol:

well is it no 31 and i just wanted to say that we are a bit scarce here but we are still strageling in. I hope we did not lose all of us. Pam is bearly holding on for her mom is so ill. I have prayers out for her her mom and her sanity.

for me it is a juggling game for the bills tight but I do not know how else to do it. I have left me with no room for food this week comming up and have already paid some bills with the next pay check. So what else is left??? not much. live day to day and hope things work. with tons of prayers this should keep me going for a while.

as for the diet I am OP with a very small slip today DD was makeing the cake for this weekend, and well that means frosting I did taste a small amount, I am trying to be good

I have to kick things up to high gear. i will be starting work in 3 weeks and in 2 weeks i will be gone camping for a week (please hold on for me) so i have some tough times ahead and if i get a running start i should get over the hump!!

06-29-2002, 06:45 AM
Good morning,
Yes we are a bit scarse, but we have been scarse before and things have worked out. I guess for me I have still not adjusted to teh new job which requires a longer day. I also keep adding to my day. I was thinking abouyt this the other day because I have not lost # since taking this new job. I strted lo carb about a year ago. It changed my life. ANd as I was walking pat Victoria secret yesterday I remembered one of my goals wasto purchace soemthing there. It was an eye opener. I think I need to rework and prioritze things again. I also am very slowly returnming to old ways of thinking and doing. DH has regained 1/2 the weight he took off. I will NOT go back. So time to regroup and move my buTT

Sue things will work out. You are the best . An inspiration! $ problems are the worst. I have been there too. ANd hold my breath alot. That is why buying a house is so scary. Well at least one reason. But your $ problems have prompted to do things you might not have sought out. Like starting a new business. Fixing things. Those are scary things! ANd you did them and did them well!!

Pam, Hugs and prayers to you!

Hey where is everyone else?

Check in when you can

06-29-2002, 07:57 AM
Pat you are right they are scary but like you said they have helped make me a stronger person. I am still planning to get the business started and make a success with it. Iknew that last time i was held back from success with financial security. but now it is in control. I always say that God tests you and if you do not learn from those tests then you will not get out of trouble. I have learned not only to do the plumbing but to get active earlier. I am excited with this. and I may even have a more successful side job!!as well. I feel this great weightlifted from my shoulders, and a stronger person.

now for not getting to goal... did you know that it is reccommended to lose only 10% of your body weight in 6 months then let your body settle for the next and then go for it again?? that is the best way to get the weight off and keep it off. the huge push that we all do so constant is not good for our body. just call this your resting and adjusting time. you had somuch more going on in your life to not concentrate on thour weight loss. now you are getting your routine down and can start to get control over your life, you can put it back in high gear. for you and your DH.

I have not lost anything in about 6 months either I had lost about 5 then gained 25 now I am back on the downward track. (I was down to 168 then went up to with water 194 now am down to 179) so you are in good company.

lets get this in high gear to make it our priority. Regain our focus, and go for the goal!!!

06-30-2002, 07:28 PM
Hi all,

Hope everyone is doing OK??? WHEW!!!!!, WE finally are done with softball for everyone...time to spend some down time and house cleaning time.......Chelsea has her permit to drive now (EEKS!!!!)....pretty scary.....anyone have any valium????? Just joking hehehhe she really drives pretty good.....

I was OP for 2 weeks..did great the fell off it last week...but I am now back on more eating at 9:30 pm after games and then I am so hungry I just eat whatever....all done with that now...

everyone have a great week and I will talk to ya later this week, the girls are going camping with my mom and dad for 10 days so I should get plenty of computer time......

Take care,

06-30-2002, 11:12 PM
Hey Terri welcome back!! gald to see you back. we are all struggling in a way weter it is trying to get op ot just trying to get out of a rut. we are al here and kicking it in high gear to get moving. so grab a hold of the bus seat here cmes some bumps and a few curves and with our help we all will be still on board and going smothly in a few weeks!!

07-01-2002, 11:19 PM
Well Hello Darlins'......... guess whose back!
Well my Darlins a lot of prayers have been said and I have done everything I can think of , the Doctors has done all he can and believe it or not.........she is better!!! She is eating not a large amount but between the glucerna and the food she is taking in she is doing very well. She actually ate two sandwiches and watermelon today along with three glucerna. That is wonderful.
I now know I have to concentrate on getting Mom's insurance papers and cemetary paperwork located and in order. I also have to get money ahead to cover what little burial insurance she has.
I have to be prepared. Thank God I have a bit of time. I will get everything together and arrangements made ahead of time. I have been warned. Shipping her home will be costly but it must be done so prices and arrangements need to be made , I know I will be mush and incapable at the time so while I am coherent I shall see to what must be done.
The real surprise is I have lost another two pounds inspite of it all! I have found ways to deal with stress well. EUREKA!!!!!
I hurt my back lifting Mom and was down for a week but you know it is better today and I think I shall be back to normal tomorrow so hopefully I can get some things done. I won't push as I want to keep functional but a little here and there until it feels strong again! I made a tuna pate' plate for church on Sunday and could not go myself. Still at least I could do something! Today is much better and I braved the scale to find a two pound weight loss! That kind of surprise I can really handle.
Sue Bee......Our plumbing Queen! See nothing is impossible!!!!!
You will get your business but sometimes we just get a little ahead of ourselves in our eagerness. It will all come together and when you leave the job it will be becuase you are making money in what you want to do. It will happen.
Hey Pat, I sure was nervous when we bought this house. Financial problems are a nightmare for sure. Wisedom with finances shapens drastically after a long haul but all works to the good in the end even though it far from feels that way at the time.
As well as I know that I am here to tell you as you all well know....
I am only human!!!!!!! God, I love that freedom. I do the best I can and just get through it knowing I don't have to be perfect as I am just a human. Ahhhhhhhh. Love you all and thanks my Darlins' for standing with me through all of this. I am so emotional it didn't used to show nearly as much but it sure showed in my weight. I think for my healths sake this is probably better in the long run althouigh it sure gives you all a lot to cope with , with me but know I totally appreciate it. Love Always

07-02-2002, 06:49 AM
hi all,
I am still here and hot.
Pam I am so glad to hear of you mom's improvement.
Terri Glad to hear from you as well
Sue. You go girl!
Well off to teh porch

07-02-2002, 08:15 AM
Well I will say that the left over frosing got the better of me yesterday but it was as i was throwing it out!! LOL If i did not do that well i know i would have eaten more. i know i would ot let my self stoop to piking the garbage to eat it!! :lol: but other than that I am doing great!

Pat it sure is hot!! and tomorow will be no better. I hope you are atleast gettign that itty bitty shower that we saw on the radar this morning. up in your neck of the woods. i prayed it was on you! :lol: (gee i seem to be doing a lot of praying lately) LOL

Pam so gald things are going ok (notice i did not say good) in your house hold. I am glad that your back did not ttally give out that would have been disasitirous. I also am glad that mom is giving you time to prepare and heal your heart from your fuzzy childs passing. too many things at one time is too much to bear. so she is holding on for a later time. who knows it may be a very long time. I hope that is what she does. still do prepare. the last thing you need is to try to do this in the midst of greif when you can be taken for what ever you have for finances (and if youare like me that is notmuch) Well that was why i did my plumbing. I could not pay a plumber and i asked god to help and he showed me how to do it. well he had showed me a long time agoe vaguly with DH and i doing some minor plumbing, but he gave me the strength and was behind me allthe way doig it with me. I really know the power of prayer. I believe you were the one who send me the PUSH email??? P-pray U-untill S-something H-happens. so I have been pushing and thanking everyday!!! I have had answers from this.

With his help all my bills I have been able to fenangle ways to be creative to pay them and some of them i have post dated checks for them so they will come out when i am on vacation. that works for me as they stop hounding me and they are very good about accepting a check that isposst dated as they know theya re getting their mney. I ambeing careful not to over spend that check. but i will have very little expences just gas and a few food items like bread and eggs. i have all the rest frozen. I will have to spend some now though. and when i come back i will be going towork. I havelearned some pilaties so i can exercise when gone. I just need to find my bands that i have. they are not quite that kind but it gives me ideas of how to do this, and it will help when i amworking full time and can not get to the gym.

well girls I must keep on runni g I am headdig off to the gym now and still have to do some laundry yet (fold)

Terri pop in ad let us kjnow how it is going for you.

Dana my sweet woman I feel you are going to read this, and feel not yet ready to com back. if you are out there please let us know youare laive. We all ahve been there we all have strugles with staying op and we all have had setbacks this year. do not let that hold you from commng back in. i personally gained 20 in 2 months and have oly lost 10 of that. we all have lost steam and been really frusterated. but tat is what wwe all are about helping eachother through those hard times adn sharing ourselves duering the hard and good times. please come back!!

07-02-2002, 06:37 PM
Yes Sue Bee ,I think for most of us in life finances are something that must be daily monitored. Personally, There are nice comfortable months and really tight ones usually somewhere between but with a little wisedom and a lot of planning and budgeting life can be just lovely. When all heck breaks loose it does it very well!!!!! Push is a good thing!!!!!!
Dana....Take heart my Darlin, please know we have all been there and had our bad backsliding but sugar together we can move mountains, even our own. You are not alone. Do not be ashamed or embarassed just say this is where I am and what I have done and I choose to change it! We are all here to help you, you do matter, you are important, and you do deserve the best life has to offer.... especially from you to you. You are worthy of self love and personal respect no matter what. So when you are ready... we are here. God Bless.
Pat I hope you get your house soon, it is so worth it as scary as it can be. Take Care.

07-03-2002, 06:43 AM
Hey all
I love this reply thing at the bottom!
It si so hoT!!!!! And humid. No rain. I am having a gathering for DH family tommorrow.
OP food wise and will not be too hard on myself exercise wise until after my class is over in 3 weeks.

I just want to say how much I appreciate you people in my life! Your all a blessing!

Have a great holiday!

07-03-2002, 12:49 PM

I am back for a while...never know how long as I am back to writing and making plans.

I've been off the program for a while again. I started back on Friday and have lost 5 of the 14 pounds that I had gained. I was up to 213 and am back down to 208. I hope I can keep up with this.

I think of you all all the time. I miss your notes and your words of comfort and wisdom.

Praying does keeps me in check. I have so much I want/need to do, and I want you all to be a part of my plans in the future.

We have all fooled around on this's like having a side affair, but we can all get back on the wagon. For me, no excuse is a good excuse. I'm done messing around. I was sure that I would be at goal by now, but better late than never. I make no excuses.

My would is still in a shambles, but I've not given up. In fact, I have recently become much stronger because I am learning to accept what I cannot change. IN the meantime, I am changing myself for the better.

Hang in there ladies...we are stronger than we think, and with the Lord by our sides (He's always there with us), how can we fail this time?

Dana, it's time to come back and get with the program. We all are a good team. None of us are perfect, and we don't expect perfection out of you. We all need to forget what was and start from today, for today is the first day of the rest of your life!!!

I want to tell you more about my plan, but have not gotten it all put together yet. I cannot wait to share it with you.

Keep me in your prayers as I do you. Much love to you all,


07-03-2002, 11:26 PM
LEE!!! weclome HOME!!! so gald to see you. you have always given me such words of wisdome and such good kicks in the butt. I am glad you have had time to pop in for a while. I can now wait tillyou can let us know of your plans. HUN you certainly are in my prayers. I know he answers prayers but we do need to be tested before we win. (boy am i being given a hard test!!! :lol: ) I undertand the shambles of life too. Hang on. doors will open that you did not know of. it may be one that you did not expect or even a small window that opens. keep your eyes open. things are comming, and life will get better.

We are stronger than we think, but it is sure hard being tested. But I find if we try hard and keep our chin up and keep PUSH ing then things will workout.

PAT it WILL get cooler atleast for a few days!! LOL

well i must get to bed. hang in there girls

Pam I did not fforget you either. hang on there and give mom a hug OK???

Dana :love:

Terri hold on and stay OP!

have a happy 4th!!!

07-04-2002, 01:49 AM
LEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ {{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) )))))))))))))))) Oh Lee , I have missed you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you ok? Well you must be I see your head is on straight.!!! Good Girl Honey. I am so proud of you!!!! Well, as for me... I have broken the 300 lb barrier and stayed close to it for what seems like forever no matter what I did but I am back on my way down the scale. I will shortly be at my Marriage weight of 289 though I still have 5 lbs to go. I will be a little later than I had hoped for but what the heck and when I reach that I will have lost a total of 60 lbs sice I began this journey so I am making progress! God I am so glad you are back. Did I say I missed you? You have always been in my prayers but I really think you know that. Welcome home.
Sue Bee I will be fine and circumstances.... well circumstances are what they are and there is not much I can do about them but pray for good timing. LOL As if! You know what I mean.
Hey Pat, so how's it going? What about the house? and you of course!!!!! YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL HEALTHY, HAPPY AND SAFE 4TH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

07-04-2002, 06:34 AM
Hi all Happy 4th!

Lee it is so awesome to see your post. You and your words of wisdom are sorely missed. Transition times are hard and I think of you often.

Hey Sue, How are you doing. Been immersed in DH family stuff the past few days and I am ready to kill someone. Oh well. Keep it simple.

Pam girl how goes it. House hunting still going slowly but I keep telling myself that it will happen when it is supposed too.

Hello to all teh MIA"s

07-04-2002, 08:31 AM
Thank you all for the warm welcome back. You all are so very special, and I have really missed having you in my life.

Pat, I am the queen of transition...I normally handle it better than I have in recent months, but now I am back on track, and God willing, I will stay that way. We had company last night, and somehow they got talking about food, It was all I could do not to call for takeout or even worse, going for ice cream. Man, I was dying but I hung in there, and as soon as they left, I went to bed. I really needed to escape those urges, but I made it!!!

We are all in the same position...we all need to regroup and rededicate ourselves to this WOE, but more so, we need to rededicate to ourselves. We have truly been tested. This past year has really been more than I believed I could handle, and we all have gone through many transitions.

I have a suggestion for your house hunting, Pat. Try There they have a list of houses that are for sale, you pick from whichever price you have allowed, how many bedrooms and baths, etc. They often have an inside tour of the house as well. They usually have a full description of the inside, and often pictures of most of the rooms. It will save you from taking the time going from house to house (at least for a while). I love checking it out. Besides drawing house plans, I love interior design and often get some wonderful ideas about decorating (good hobbies for my down times.

Sue, you are so much stronger than you think. No more being the frosting queen!!! (What is it with you and ice cream and cake???) If your dd is old enough to make the desserts, she's old enough to clean the mess and get rid of the extras so mom won't be tempted so often.

Congratulations on your new job. You don't have much time to get your house in order, but you need to concentrate on that instead of on food. Keep yourself around the house while you are putting it in order. I would be elated to find I had a job.

Now, as I say all this, I will be honest with you. My life started crashing in November. I held on for as long as I could, but finally, I just let this place go. I honestly didn't care any more. I'm back on the wagon and doing as much as I can when I can, and I am getting back on track. I am doing it for ME! I love it when my house is clean (I was the queen of clean). I can stay more focused when I have order and cleanliness around me. I need it when I am writing...I don't want to have to worry about having to doi it while I am in the process of writing.

Terri, I understand the struggle of eating later at night. It was my downfall for a while. I hate to eat alone, and would wait for Greg to come home from work before I ate. Although more often than not I was staying OP, those late night meals made me gain weight. I"m glad you are getting back on track.

10 days without the kids is great for you. You can pull your life and your WOE back together. Make sure you take plenty of time for good to YOU.

My precious sister Pam...You have been through so much and continue with your struggle as well. I am proud for you and your strength. Keep writing your emotions as you go through this very difficult time. I should have, but my struggle has been so degrading that I couldn't and still cannot talk about it.

I'm sorry about the loss of your furry one, but you know as well as I do that that little one is in a much better place and is romping and playing and very happy right now.

The anniversary of my Mom's death just passed on the 29th of June. For the first time in 10 years, I celebrated her anniversary by telling of the fun times we had. I finally think that I have learned to let the bad times and the pain go. She would have been 80 this year. You know, my mother committed suicide. She just gave up. I am my mothers daughter, and often entertained the thought that maybe she had the right idea, but more than being my mother's daughter, I am me, and I am much stronger. I have learned so much by her mistakes, and this has made me stronger. Your mother is in my prayers. I feel your suffering and your fear of losing her. I pray the Lord will give you a larger boost to help you through whatever He has planned for you.

I have Greg home with me for the rest of the week and weekend, but will try to get back here to keep up with you all. While he's home, I am unable to write very much or very well. I'm fortunate that I wake early in the gives me a couple of hours for myself before he's up and about.

My love and prayers for you all,


Remember...You are the daughter of the Heavenly King...that makes you a Princess! Feel like one...Look like one...Carry yourself like one.

07-06-2002, 12:59 AM
Pat, Honey we looked at home after home , after home until they began to run together. Then I thought of settling for so much less than I wanted but still dragged on. I had chosen a house and we were making an offer on a house when the price dropped again on this one. This house I had had my eye on for a year. It came close to my price range and that was it ! It will happen. Just make sure you don't get so tired of it all that you forget the things that are really important to you. You have to kiss just a many frog houses as you do princes before you find the one that is right for you!!!! Lol.

Sue Bee...... we all would like to kill people sometimes don't worry it will pass. Smile sweet and say sugar and spice and everything nice and begin fresh! It may not help but you will feel so silly saying it you can't help but laugh and then yyour tension will be less!!! Wierd but true.LOL Silly sayings can be quite useful!

Dear Dear Lee, We all have those times in life when we feel so degraded by ourselves or others. I have learned to discuss about anything, especially with the chosen few but you know what each person finds their own way to openness be it with friends , family or soul Sisters and as a soul Sister you know you can but you also know you don't have too. I am just thrilled to see you back anything after that is pure gravy. Keep those wonderful pearls of wisedom coming we are succeeding. At bit at a time but we sure are. You have fought a hard battle and won . The inner battles my Darlin determines the the results of the outter and you have already won !

07-06-2002, 08:48 AM
Pam i was up early this mornig and it was quite and dark in my room. I tried to listen to nothing but i hear a loud buzzing inmy head not just one but several. I thought listen to all that stress and worry in my mind. I tried to get rid of it but it diminished but did not go away. I hope that things will be better. when we pull away and have time to stp putting up the tent and have the camp all set up then i will say what is done is done. there is nothing more i can do. I know finanaces will come up thi s next week as i know i have checks bouncing all over the ppalce like rubberballs this next week. and i hope to god that the bank covers them all thill i get my DH's next check. then i wil worry about what i can pay then. but for now some of the bill collectors are quiet. I hope that ic an start work on tuesday too as that will be a help and give me a partial check when it is pay day. I know god answersin many different ways. and yesterday he answered in a quite one. my DD came to me awith her bank book and said mon can i get this money out?? she had 10$ in it. so it remended me that the other Dd has the same in it ans the boys have about* in each of theirs. DD wanted to get pizza so i said i would give it to her and take the money out on sat. when the bank was open. that gives me about 20+ for cash, and she said that she had about 20 in italina money that shw would give to me to exchange. so that is another 20 for use for gas when camping so i do not have to bounce another check!! see god does answer some times!! it is nto mcuh but it will be enough and i need to take that as a sighn that i am going to be ok just bearly but OK!

Off plan yesterday TOM and stress killed me. but i hope atleast to be in control today.

Lee you are dong great. stress can do us all in!! you can come to my house any time you want (it can take some cleaning) :lol: I will even give you some quite time (as if there is such a thing in this house) so you can concentrate on your writing. Your handeling of your anniversary of your mom's death was absolutly beautiful. I really like that. many people do not do that. the day is held in such sorry and anguish that you celeberaed it. Especially one that was so tragic for you. I am glad that you got over your feelings and have moved on to a higher level. your mom abvioously could not see the sunshine over the gloom. That is why i value my friendships I have here. you all make me see the sunshine and know that there are more things in life than worring about my troubles.

well enough on that philisophical note. I must get to packing before it gets to hot. ihave to roll all my sleeping bags back up. and retie them and locate the last one tha ti had I think tha my DD's frind ad borrowed it and she is camping so that is not good. I need it today!!

07-10-2002, 12:16 AM
Sue Bee, I sure wish I could fix all of this for you because if I could I sure would but Honey , there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you will get there. My prayers are with you.
Today I have been so very good and did a great work out although I was so annoyed for a while and had to wait to get started. I chose to swim a'natural as our property allows me to do that...except for today! Here I was out in the pool getting warmed up to do my work out when a strange sound entered my ears causeing me to stop and look around when suddenly I saw it a low flying glider plane going overhead! Never , never has that happened before! I was amazed and realized that it began to bank to come back around. I quickly swam over grabbed a towel and tied it on me to fake out a suit, when and sat by my drink and lit a cig . so when he came back there I sat "suited" and casuall smoking and having a drink. He came back four more times but by this time I was securely suited in the orange towel( thank God I lost enough to do that! I have to say my thought was ..." Go find some cute little thing to harass and leave the old fat lady alone!!!! That made me laugh at myself. None -the -less I had a great work out!

07-11-2002, 06:51 AM
Good morning all,
My goodness how the summer is going by. I only have 4 more classes to go, and may be I can enjoy some summer time!
Hopefully Sue will have a break this week the weatehr should be gorgous where she is.
Pam, My god I'd probable been out there w/o a towel LOL.
How is your Mother?
How is everyone else?
Lee I enjoyed reading your post and am sorry that the past few months have been so "off" for you
I am 90% OP and plan to restart the exercise when I finish class. Still no house yet

07-12-2002, 03:05 AM
Had a very busy day, cleaning and organizing, trying to find Mom's Burial Insurance paperwork and vault but I did'nt find it, although Mom's desk is so organized it is scary! Next her closet! That thing is packed! It won't be when I am done. I am on a regular exercise routine believe it or not! We are all ok and buzzing right along. Mom is much better. She still eats far less than she needs to but her blood work is great and she even managed to wash a couple of loads of wash today. She hasn't done that in months ! She sleeps a good deal but heck she has far more than earned it. Finances are much better and well life is much better. Not perfect but what is!

07-13-2002, 01:30 PM
I've been working on my project and am nearly finished the initial writing I have to do. It's becoming an obsession for me at this point. I'm staying 100% OP and I think I am down to about 205/206. The weather here has been rainy for the past week and I've had to take pain medication to survive, but it's the rainy season, and after the drought we had the last couple of years, I cannot really complain.

You all know (I think) that I have been having a bit of a problem eating. We have plenty of food in the house, but I have just not had any appetite. When I did, I was not always up to preparing myself anything to eat. I have found a liquid protein supplement called Myoplex that contains 20 grams of proteing and only 5 grams of carbs. It's not Atkins, but like I told Pam, I'm not impressed with Atkins supplements and his "net" carbs. Normally I am not one to take supplements (just like I hate taking meds), but this drink seems to be working for me, it tastes great, and comes in different flavors. You can buy it in a powder or already prepared. Needless to say, I've bought it prepared, but I might break down and try the powder.

I'm not planning to do anything this weekend. It's already been raining cats and dogs today (we've had so much rain this last week that I was unable to do the pool thing), and does not look like it's going to abate. I'm not sure what the weather is for tomorrow, but I'm praying for a "shunshiney day" so I can get into the pool and work on my tan some more.

I am supposed to go to NY in August, but I think that I will pass again (I was also supposed to go last month). I'm not into traveling on a plane these days, and I don't like the idea of spending the money when I am really not comfortable about going.

Pat, you've been through so many changes this past was enough with your having changed jobs and trying to adjust. Then you took some classes. Why don't you just try to relax and take your time about adding more stress to your life. You need to get adjusted to the changes that have already occurred. Of course, we all can only take one day at a time. Make the best of it, but don't stress yourself out in the meantime. Stay focused where it is more important in your priorities.

Sue, I hope you're having the best time on your trip. You will be one busy girl when you return just getting adjusted with your new job. Maybe you can find someone at work as a low carb buddy, and maybe you can work out together. That would get you back on track with the program. As long as we all have been on the program we're pros!!! Maybe you could help your coworkers or start a class once a week (sure, Lee, add more stress to my life!!!).

Pam, I really enjoyed our little visit today. I hope we have an opportunity to do that more often like we used to. It really gave me a boost to get going the rest of the day.

I have missed you all so much. Let's all get back with the program together. There's no doubt in my mind that we all can do's nothing but a "thang". It's just another way of life. (sure, she says that when she was craving cobbler and ice cream, but she's determined to do this this time).

You all take care of yourselves. I'll be writing to you all again soon.

For all you lurkers, we're doing the low carbohydrate program, and it really does work. All you need to do is to get with the program. Don't know much about it? Go to where you can learn more.

My love to you all,


07-13-2002, 09:45 PM
Hi all!! i I am back!!!
I did have a wonderful tyime. finanaces are not going good yet but hopefully soon!! I pray that i will satart work tuesday!1 (all please pray for that too)

We were by the river and went in frequently. atleast the boys did. I went a few times but mostly met many wonderful people. I also met a friend that i have not seen in 10 years that i had workded with. i did that alst few years meeting up with people that ihad not seen in many years in the strangest places. one last year put her camp right next to me. and this time her grand son was playing with my son for 2 days before we found out who we were it was fun!! then i met some folks that were old time campers for the last few years!!!

07-14-2002, 12:00 PM
Hello all,
Sue that is great, it sounds loke you had a great time. The bummer is, (i didn't realize it until just now) DH and I went thru long lake inlet etc. last sat. Isn't that somewhere near where you camp? If so we probably just missed each other. You had some awesome weather. Missed you though.

Lee, Thanks for putting the obvious out there for me. Yeah it has been quite a year. I do need to slow down so I can refocus. My class ends in 2 weeks. I need some down tiem. I have got myself in such spin sometimes.

Pam how goes it?

Terri, still enjoying teh weather?

Boy I wsh Melody would check in. It wasn't good for her when she dropped out of sight.
Well you all enjoy teh Sunday!

07-14-2002, 02:18 PM
Pat to make you feel better that trip will be in august. so you did not miss me. We were by wells which is just north of amsterdam. at the secondoga camp ground. but if you are going any where near there next month i will make sure you and i meet!!!

has any one heard from dana???

07-15-2002, 12:41 PM
I posted this in a few other places but know you gusy need to know. I am devestated but i do have hope yet. I pray that things will work and hope to god that i can find a way to get $$ soon.

I called today and as i was on vacation and will be gone the next time they have nursing orientation i can not start till SEptember. I am so upset I NEED to be working this week!!! SO I guess it is back to the drawing board. Unless things work out with my other iron in the fire. which I pray it will.

I really am upset so i hope that food is not my consulation today. but for me it will get me down for a few hours just enought to finish the laundry take a long bike ride and then get off my a$$ and get that resume back in working order. I told them that i just may be working in another place by then as i do need to work. So it just may be their loss!!! LOL But for now i have to hold my head high and tell all my bills they will have to wait. and hope to God that the cars do not break!!! I atleast have $.53 in my checking account!!! I am not in the neg today!

07-15-2002, 04:04 PM
I have been working out most everyday for about two hours a day. I do three sets of 16 exercises designed to build muscle and tone the whole body with the stress on my upper arms ( which could hide a volkswagon), thighs and hips ( pure jello). Today I have so much to do in the house but that's ok. The projects have taken a lot longer to accomplish as I have spent the two hours in the pool and I must get this done!
Sue Bee I posted a reply to the job problem on 100lb club but allow me to say I KNOW all is being worked out for your good so hang on. The world will fall into place for you.
You and Lee really have so much that is in the works for your good. Things will happen that seem dreadful at the moment but is just an illusion. How often we question the plan for us but the right people, the right places, the right situtation will occur that will just easily take you to your goals. Ususally there are a few big bump along the way. We are always in such a hurry for many reason and God's time and ours tend to be a bit different. Our way is most often very bumpy and rough, his way it just clicks almost without effort. That is my life experience and the largest lesson I have ever learned. Keep in mind the bumps you all will have now , no matter how it feels are just that, Bumps. The silken road is made in His time and in his way. Just keep trucking and when it clicks it clicks big time!!!!!!

07-15-2002, 05:51 PM
thanks Pam. I am feeling a bit better this afternoon till i think of the bills that are piling up higher and higher. then i feel like dog doo doo. hopefully i will start to see the light of day. (soon)

07-17-2002, 08:29 AM
K girls where are you??? I am here and struggeling. bearly holding on but have new determination to make it this week. atleast till friday. that gives me 3 days to be OP!!!!

07-17-2002, 09:21 AM
I'm here and still stayingOP until tonight. Greg is taking me out to dinner so HE can celebrate our 4th anniversary. ROFLMBO. I really don't want to cheat tonight, and (hopefully) probably won't. I am looking forward to Friday's weigh in.

It took me one month (and hundreds of pages) to write what I needed for the beginning of my project. I finally finished it yesterday, so I'm feeling pretty good today.

I went shopping for more food yesterday. Greg just doesn't get's good to stay OP, but that doesn't mean you can eat 5000 calories a day. He says he's losing, but his tummy and jowls have returned.

I'm still in the "I hate men" mode!!!

I'm hoping to get in the pool and sunbathe today. I also must color my hair. I don't think the "skunk look" is in (and I don't want anyone to ask me why I dyed my roots dark)!!!

I'm still having a time with eating, but I'm thankful that I found the myoplex shakes. At least they help with getting more calories.

I hope everyone is doing well.



07-17-2002, 11:50 AM
Lee it is so good to see you. I can now wait till we can read your manuscript/ book Great job on getting that done. I wish that i can write like that. maybe some day but with thekids it is hard to be able to concentrate on anything untill teya re gone. maybe some day greg will slow down on his eating it takes time to feel full and realize that your eating does have to cut down. us owmen do that almost automatically as that has been ingraiend in our minds from the beginning.
glad that the myoplex shakes are going good for you!!

I plan on being totally Op today. i need it. i need to conentrate on my self for a while.

07-18-2002, 07:26 AM
Hi all
I have only 2 more classes. Still looking for a house. And working on getting refocused and prioritized. It os hot and muggy here. The airconditionaer sent me to the couch UGH
Sue you my girl can do it!

Lee, Happy anniversary!

Hello everyone else

07-18-2002, 08:19 AM
I am here and holding strong. thanks fo r the hope!!

07-20-2002, 10:14 PM
Hi all,

Lee, WELCOME BACK,, IT IS GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN..WE HAVE MISSED YOU:) (oh, and I think I will join you in the "I hate men " mode) I swear, you cant live with them and you cant live without them, welllll, yeah, I think I really could hehehe

Well, the kids took time off to go camping and I guess I took time off of everything......I havent even been online to read anything...but I have been reading some books, I sit out on my porch in the evenings and grab a book and enjoy the great summers eve......ahhhhh I love it.

I am still trying to adjust to fulltime.....and keeping the housework up, along with having a very chauvinistic hubby who, as soon as I open the door after working all day says," whats for dinner" I swear, every single night, no "Hello, how was your day??"" no nothing except....whine, whine, whine about the kids and whats for dinner......(cant you tell I am getting a little fed up with this???) I finally said one night...whatever you would like to make for us hehehe...that shut him up for a day or two.

anywhoo,,hope all is well with everyone....I am OP....12 lbs gone and working on the next 5...I think I have figured out that if I go by 5 lb increments, it doesnt seem so overwhelming ya know????

WEll, Happy weekend to everyone and I will check in later.

07-22-2002, 06:48 AM
Good morning all,
Still the same here. 2 more classes to go. Had a carb fest sat at a family picnic. Hung over yesterday. Feeling quite stupid. It is finally raining here, thank god as it has been so dry. Have beeen getting mentally prepared to rededicate myself.
Looking at houses.

Men are a pain!

You all have a great new week
Terri way to go on teh weight loss!