Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready to Try Again..#186

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07-07-2002, 04:53 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..... Weigh ins / Wacky/ Way to go Wednnesday
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.

07-07-2002, 04:54 PM
Phew....I'm getting good at this part! LOL

Don't forget to go back to #185 and read the last few post from there!!

I'm doing great food wise today...have no desire to eat and have only used 15 points for the day so far and its already almost 4 pm

I forgot to ask you all....have any of you tried the Bakers breakfast cookies? They are suppose to be 2 pts each. I just ordered them off the internet, the variety pack. I couldn't just decide on one flavor so figured I would give them a try to see which I liked best!

I'll be back again!

07-07-2002, 09:00 PM
Hey everyone :)

Sorry to not have been here the last few days. Wednesday and Thursday I was sooooo sick. Friday was a seriously long day at work. I knew it was going to be rough because I was only able to work 2.5 hours on Wednesday before deciding I was truly ill and going home. But about noon our manager had to go to the hospital to console a friend whose wife was in ICU and probably being pulled off life support soon. Our assistant manager was on vacation, so this left me in charge of the shop. I was pretty shaken up by the hospital thing. It was hard to not just sit at my desk and cry. I had only met the woman once, but she was young and full of life. I called home, told my honey how much I love him, and plowed into the work.
For those of you who don't know, I work for a tire and auto care center. I've learned a ton about tires in the last year, but I still know precious little about the mechanical side of this business. Of course, everyone had tough questions all day long. I dealt, but it was a 12 hour day still. When I left, there was still so much left to do, but I had to get home and pack for Las Vegas the next morning.
Las Vegas was a blast! We were meeting up with our best friend and his family. They live in El Paso, and it would have been a shame to not catch up with them since Vegas is only a couple hours away from here. We shopped, swam, hung out, shopped, ate and explored. I was even talked into trying a water massage in the mall. It felt so good!
My favorite part of the day was taking everyone to see the Bellagio. They always have spectacular flowers and the water show was just too cool for words.
I think I overdid things a bit because today I'm feeling almost drugged, I'm so slow and groggy. Actually, I know I overdid it, because I had to borrow some pain relievers to get through the rest of the evening. Too many stairs had my knee screaming at me. Could be TOM and all that cramping causing the groggy bit as well. Who knows?!
BTW, I think we should petition the universe to let us not ever have to deal with stomach type viruses and our periods at the same time. It is completely unfair!

Going to post this and then get dinner made. My SIL did the sweetest thing for me the other day, and I'm hoping to get back and tell you all about it. :)

Take care for now!


07-07-2002, 09:32 PM
Me again :)

Ok, here is the sweet thing my SIL did for me the other day. She came over to chat and brought a little piece of paper. We talked for a while, and then she said she would like to read it to me. It was a list of things she sees in me. She said I might not agree with all of them, but this is what she sees.
The list went like this:



You know I was crying by the end. The paper is safely stored away. I'm thinking of laminating it and putting it in my wallet or somewhere I can find it easily. I can hardly describe how touched I was by this. So many years of dragging myself down with self-talk and the words others have used against me were flat out erased by this simple act. I've been planning a list for my oldest daughter and my husband. Thinking of a couple of other close friends I would like to do the same for.

I feel the same about you guys here. We share so much trust. You all inspire me daily. Your courage to go out into the world and face problems head on and with a spunky attitude blow me away and leave me wanting to follow your lead. We all have different situations and problems to overcome, but we have come together here, sharing ourselves with each other and so many others who watch and listen. Thank you for impacting my life in such a positive manner. *HUGS*


07-07-2002, 10:37 PM
I'm baaaack!! Like a bad penny!!

Andria you sound so positive tonight....I'm glad you came back to post! That was such an awesome thing your SIL did for you. We always tend to put ourselves down and do last for us and first for everyone else! Its time we put US first and then if we can, do for others! If not....oh well....like my son always says...me me me me me....when he wants something!! He opens my eyes sometimes!!

Baylee I completely forgot about that program. We rented a DVD...Ocean Eleven...what a good movie! IF you all haven't seen it I think its worth it! I love Julia Roberts but I wasn't impressed with her in this movie...but George Clooney and Brad Pitt were both great! I'm not a big Brad fan...my man is Patrick Swayze~

Its been so long since I read the past posts I don't even remember who posted! Sorry you all!! CRS comes with old age here!!

I should get off here and get to bed...my little guy finally fell asleep and I don't want to wake him!

TTFN Michelle

07-08-2002, 09:01 AM
#1....it's 66 here....I feel so normal!!!!!! Of course, it's raining so it will be humid and hot again shortly but we need rain so I will persevere.

Andrea, what a nice thing your SIL did. I agree we are so negative with ourselves, at least I know I can beat myself up much better and more thouroughly than anyone else.

Yes, Baylee, I watched the show. Actually the people were the same ones as in the "other" show I watched obese people. I wonder if there is more than one segment?

I liked the 7 points but worry about those statistics that only 5% succeed and that maintaining is the hardest.

What did you think about the pill they are trying to develope? I figure even if there is a pill so you don't gain weight there will be some "more" dangerous side effect. Plus when the doctor said you could just "be" a couch potato and not gain I was wondering about the rest of our body parts...muscles, organs...don't we still need exercise just to keep them healthy? I could see many people thinking they can just sit around, eat, and take that pill and all would be okay.

I have noticed that watching what you eat is important but exercise may be the most important thing to do. It seems to be working for the two on the show. I did think the woman wasn't a "good" example of someone who keeps her weight off exercising. Just like the narrator said being an aerobics instructor helps her get in a lot more exercise than the average person has time to do. But I did admire her for trying to stop the tendancy to be overweight in her family.

07-08-2002, 09:28 AM
Happy Manday morning all
I am up and ready to go to work. I hope I here today if I got the job.
Dh is better but son has it now. He still hasn't found a job.

I hope all of you had a great holiday.
Sorry you were sick I had the same thing on the 4th. I felt horrible. To all the rest of you have a great day talk to you all later.:)

07-08-2002, 09:30 AM
I forgot DH leaves tomorrow on a business trip to Michigan. He'll be gone till Thurs night

07-08-2002, 09:37 AM
Good morning everyone!!!

Day number 1 was very successful for me! I drank 7 glasses of water...(didn't want to drink the morning water before I weighed in so I had to play catch up!!) I even banked 4 points and since I was only 1 lb away from the next range I started with that one instead of teasing myself for a week with the extra points! I even ate fruits and vegetables...didn't quite get in all for the day but that is something I need to work on. I will make my veggie soup today. Sometimes I spoon some over pasta for a lunch too that way I get in another serving here and there!!

This morning I made these harvest muffins that are suppose to be 1 pt. each. They were pretty good and very filling too! Because of the fiber cereal.

For breakfast I had 1 cup of cheerios, 1/2 c. ff milk, 1/2 c. fresh blueberries and two of those muffins with 2 glasses of water! Boy am I STUFFED! I even shared my cheerios with Andrew. I had to sneak a few blueberries in there because he wouldn't take a bite if he saw them on the spoon. Little smartie pants!

Lucky...I am a firm believer of the exercise thing! When I first lost all that weight I was walking almost every day and/or doing a richard video or taebo if the weather was really bad. I was losing steadily every week with not one gain. On a week when I couldn't exercise regularly because of work or something the loss was smaller. THe main key here is to NOT GIVE UP! I just kept on doing what I needed to do and the weight just melted away. I was buying new jeans almost once a month, a blue pair and a black pair. I have them in size 28 down to size 14...oh to be in my 14's again! I WILL do it again...I am totally ready!!

Has anyone tried those Baker's Breakfast Cookies? I ordered some....I'll let you know what I think when they get here. Hoping they will be here by the end of the week.

Well I need to get us dressed and get the laundry going...its invading the household here!

I;ll be back...when I am here I am OUTTA THE KITCHEN!!!

I love you guys! You are all such a great help and inspiration! You all just keep on keeping on! TTFN Michelle

07-08-2002, 10:30 AM
Good Monday morning. :D

I made it back from our trip. We had a nice time. The cabin was definitely in the woods and beautiful... but the bed sucked.
I would not recommend it for that reason. The boxspring and mattress was all droopy... so in my opinion they were "way over priced " and even if cheaper... I would not stay there again.
I never made it into the jacuzzi. First of all... it was surrounded by mirrors. :eek: LOL Second... it was soooo deep and nothing to hang onto to pull yourself up and out. I would still be sitting in it. :lol:
Our trip was very nice overall. I got a little depressed several times because there was so much I was physcially unable to do. I just hate seeing how I am wasting this life being FAT. It was hard to walk, the heat really effected me, and I feel terrible preventing others from doing FUN things because they don't want to leave me out. My family loves me very much... and they will deprive themselves.

Well... I am only here for this one post.
I called to check on my parents as soon as we got home.... and my mom fell Saturday night and hurt herself... but no one found her untill noon Sunday. She is in the hospital so I am headed to go see her as soon as I get some clean laundry. I will be back in a few days.

Just want to say... HANG IN THERE to everyone.
Don't give in to temptation.
Say NO to the excess food and say YES to life.

07-08-2002, 11:25 AM
Hi gang...

Well we got the kids off yesterday...my daughter went to Philadelphia for a month long, pre-college program at Univ of the Arts, and my son went to upstate NY for a week of Boy Scout camp...I took my daughter, DH took my son. Now we're *all alone.* ;) Yeah, and exhausted...I was hauling trunks and fans and stuff up 3 flights of stairs, while he was hauling camping gear over hill and dale...not to mention driving both ways...his trip was much longer than mine 3 1/2 hrs to my 2! I passed an exit for Levittown, Michelle. thought of getting off and just driving around calling your name! "YOO HOO! MICHELLE! ANDREW! JOHN! WHERE ARE YOU??" :lol: Needless to say, we were two tired puppies last night. :yawn: Too tired to take advantage of our empty nest situation...:o

I really miss my kids. I know, I know, it's only been a day, but I do. I know my daughter will be fine...she was in her glory in her dorm, with the city beneath her window...my son is not as independent as she is...he has a tough time letting go. I know he'll be OK...too busy to think about home...I hope. While I'm busy missing them, I'm also quite envious...I wish I had the opportunities they've had when I was a kid. I did allow myself about 10 minutes of "feel sorry for myself" time...I never went away to college, or to camp. Was never even offered the choice. I knew my parents couldn't afford it, but people a lot poorer than we were go to college. (I did go, on my own, to junior college, funded by yours truly) oops...there's another minute of the pity party...Sorry! I'm done! I'll end this paragraph with thoughts of..."I miss them dearly, but I'm glad we can provide these opportunities, and hopefully, happy memories, for them!"

On to business at hand...I wish I could have seen the show you guys are talking about. Sounds good. I'm always a sucker for more and more diet information...I could be a nutritionist with all that I know on the subject (but don't always apply!) I must say that, today I am back on track. I will be following "Fit for Life" again. I highly recommend this book. I love it (when I am following it.) I have no cravings, no heartburn, I'm more alert and energetic, my skin is 100% better, even my nails look good...There is sound reasoning behind the plan AND there are great recipes in the book!

No matter what plan you follow, though...EXERCISE is the key to losing any weight. Daily exercise of any sort will raise the metabolism and process food more efficiently, strengthen the heart, expand the lungs, clear the mind, raise your spirits...I believe it is the single most important factor in any weight loss program. There are 100's of diets to follow, but every single one will tout exercise as an important part of the plan. Case in point...When I first lost all that weight I was walking almost every day and/or doing a richard video or taebo if the weather was really bad.
I was losing steadily every week with not one gain.
On a week when I couldn't exercise regularly because of work or something the loss was smaller. THe main key here is to NOT GIVE UP! I just kept on doing what I needed to do and the weight just melted away. Thank you Michelle, I couldn't have said it better!

Stepping off the soapbox now...

I'd better get moving...I'm going to make some bran muffins and some cookies made with Grape Nuts to have all week...(no kids here to scoff them up) We'll have fish for dinner. (No kids here to whine they don't like fish!) Then I'm going to the gym for as long as I like...Swim, Tai Chi (I just checked the schedule, there's a class tonight at 6--I've been meaning to try it!) I may even have that massage that I've had a gift certificate for (over a year now.) Hmmmm....kids? What kids?

Have a great day, gang!

07-08-2002, 12:36 PM
Kat your post made me laugh! You sound like you are full of P and Vinegar today! LOL And WHY WHY WHY didn't you tell me you were going to Philadelphia?? I would have met you somewhere! When are you going back? You better let me know girl!!

And yes, EXERCISE is the key! Me believe 500%...and YES I just finished my Leslie Sansone 30 minute walking tape. Phew...my back is soaked! I didn't wait for Andrew's nap because by then I would have used the excuse that I was too tired. I always did my walking in the morning religously. So I put his little sandals on his little feet and gave him a sippy cup of water and sent him out in the backyard with the dog! I have all windows along the back wall so I can watch him at the same time. I feel so much better afterwards. And I know that everyone says that...but I really noticed such a difference in my attitude while I was walking and losing. I am WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR! I had so much more self confidence! ITs hard to explain how it happens but it just does!

So far today I have already gotten in 4 glasses of water. I try to do 4 before noon and 4 in the afternoon. I try not to let myself drink anything else until I have all my water in. If I really want a diet pepsi or iced tea I have to do the water first! I just fill a glass with ice and sip it all morning long. I have one with each meal too. It goes in easily that way. Also try the flavored carbonated waters. They make it more like a treat. Or try to dress up your plain old water by putting it in a goblet or champagne glass and adding a slice of lemon or orange or lime! Do whatever it takes to get it in...it works!

I seem to be up on that soapbox with you Kat...but you know what...we belong there!! We all do...we can do this...we just have to have that positive attitude and keep it!!

Mary...we must have been posting about the same time! You snuck in on me..twice! LOL I hope you hear about the job..better yet I hope you get it if you want it!!

2Cute...sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she is ok! You take care of yourself now too. And you WILL get this weight off too! I will help you any way I can!

Ok I am getting hungry right now. I am going to go make my veggie soup and have some over the left over couscous from last night while baby boy is watching the Wiggles! Oh and of course I will feed him lunch too! The little skinny minnie!! He likes broccoli can you believe that??

TTFN Michelle

07-08-2002, 03:29 PM
Well. It's official. I'm obsessed with losing weight. I had a dream last night that I ate a whole bag of croissants. In my dream, I felt REALLY bad about it but decided that tomorrow was another day. It took me a few minutes after waking up to realize that it was all a dream and a wave of relief went over me! :lol:

Continuing with my obsession, I weighed myself this morning. Something I was NOT supposed to do until Wednesday! It could've ended up being a bad move since this week is that TOM... anyhoo, I did it and I've lost 3 more pounds for a total of 30 pounds in less than 2 months! :)

When my parents came for their visit, they brought with them (at my request) a couple of tennis rackets they had never used for my husband and I. There's public tennis courts in a park about 10 minutes from our house that are great; kinda in a little valley surrounded by huge pine trees so tennis players aren't on display! Well, we played yesterday and had a lot of fun (despite feeling a little bit of heat stroke at the end). We're terrible but it was fun because we joked around as we played. We're inspired by the thought of eventually turning into a couple of pros gracefully pirouetting around the courts so we've decided to keep it up a few times a week!

2cute... I hope everything is going okay with your mom! You guys will be in my thoughts.

Michelle... I've never tryed Baker's Breakfast Cookies. Let us know if they're any good. My problem is, if they are yummy, controlling myself not to eat too many! Sometimes it's better for me to stay 100% away! :) I guess that's something I'll have to work on!

Kat... Hope you still get a few minutes to post in the next little while as you're probably busy spending "quality time" with your husband! :) You know, I'm sure your kids definitely appreciate the opportunities you've given them--years from now, they'll probably look back and think these summers were some of the best of their lives and appreciate you guys all the more! :)

Baylee... I feel the same way about my parents as you do about your kids as they are pulling out of the driveway! :)

Andria... That WAS a nice thing your SIL did and your idea about doing it for others in your life is great! People sometimes don't realize how much some kind and truthful words can impact others!

Oh, just before I take off, I need you guys to keep your fingers crossed for us! My husband has that second interview tomorrow; we're hoping he'll get a firm job offer. The position would be Webmaster for the most profitable technology company in Canada! It's that opportunity I said he needed!

Sara :)

07-08-2002, 05:24 PM
OK are you guys sick of me yet?

I have so much work to do around here but no desire!! I will be rushing around here when John calls to say he is on his way home from work so it will look like I did something today! FUnny thing..all the laundry I do and once its put away you wouldn't know I worked on it all day long...Not that I have only did two loads so far and its already after 4 pm!! Geeeesh....where the heck did the time go??

Sara...my fingers are crossed for your husband! I know the feeling about getting that break...I interviewed for a job that won't be available until Sept. which works fine by me but haven't heard anything yet. If they would just say OK start in Sept or whenever I would be so much more relieved and can stop looking! Not that there is much out there in my field right now.
Oh and by the way, I would love to have that dream...maybe I would feel so much more satisfied every day if I had a dream like that every night? Who knows!!

I should be sweeping and mopping the floors right now since my little guy went back to sleep on the couch. I tried to take a nap when he did but John called me twice and woke me up so I abandoned that idea just as the mailman was delivering my mail and the package my mom sent. I started reading my Parenting magazine and all the housework went to heck!

So.....if I get off my rear and do more work I can count it as more exercise right ladies?????? ehhh?? I can't hear you??? Was that a great big YES!!

TTFN Michelle

07-08-2002, 09:55 PM
I still don't know anything yet for sure maybe tomorrow.

07-09-2002, 12:29 AM
Yes, my friends, it's me. Back from the dead or should I say "CRASHED". My computer, that is. Without warning, my computer completely crashed and don't get me wrong, I may think I know alot, :lol: but I am no computer guru. While I work on a computer at work (and for those of you that are wondering, I LOVE my job at the hospital) I do not have access to the internet. I haven't been able to get to the library and believe it or not, alot of my close friends do not have a computer, so I have just been without!! :(

I had to get in touch w/Gateway and have them send me a recovery cd. I think my harddrive is ok, (I pray) but my whole windows program was totally messed up and I couldn't access the internet at all and at times when I turned it on, I didn't even have a start menu. It has been a mess. And the worst part of it is, (other than the fact I haven't been able to keep up with you guys) is that when I recovered my system, (what the computer was originally set up with) I lost everything I had saved. All my pictures, all my favorite places, everything I had installed.....just
everything. I have cried and cried. I know that's stupid. But alot of what I had saved was very important to me. You guys know that I love Tony Stewart (for those of you that don't know who that is.......he is a Nascar RaceCar Driver) and I actually had an email sent personally to me from his mom (no kidding) and I lost that too. Simply depressing. :(

But anyways, there is nothing I can do about it, so I might as well stop crying about it. It's over and I'll just have to start all over again. That's funny............I just realized that sounds like my weight. How many times have we gained all our weight back and cried about it, and then said, "I'll just have to start all over again?" If I had actually kept off all the weight I have lost and re-gained over the years, there is no telling how small I might be right now. :p

And I also have to be honest, I have been gone for about 3 weeks now, and I probably have no hope of catching up, so I will try just to jump in from here. I would like to give individual replys, but I wouldn't know exactly what to reply to everybody! :dizzy: I would like to say to Michelle that it is very very good to see you back. I missed you all so much. Kat, 2cute, Thin, Baylee, Malia, Andria, Lucky, Mary, Theresa, Ducky and whoever else I might have missed. Also, welcome to all the newbies that I have missed.

Now onto food plan.............believe it or not, I have been doing pretty well. I was on program all week last week except for Wednesday and I have even been doing my Leslie Sansone videos. I haven't however, been back to WW. I want to go back. I need to go back. I just haven't. It's not a financial thing. It's not a timing thing. It's not a convenience thing. I think it's just a "scary" thing. I'm scared to actually "know" what I have gained back during my long hiatus. I know that's crazy thinking, but it's my thinking, so call me crazy. :dizzy: Now, don't hold me to this.....(although I know you will) but I think I might go to my meeting tomorrow. I can't promise, but I will try.

Well, I know I haven't been on here long, but this computer still scares me and I don't want to take a chance on losing my post, so I'm going to hop off of here for now. Lord willing, I will be back tomorrow.

I love you all :love: And to 2cute I did receive your email and I sent you a response. You are not only 2cute, you are 2precious. What would I do without you?

Take care all. :wave:


07-09-2002, 01:10 AM
Yay! Tina! So glad to have you back!

That's all for now...except "Sweet dreams" to everyone...I should be sleeping. I have been a total slug all day. I miss my kids. DH is at work...I'm going back to my friend, the TV now. See you in the AM!

love ya!

07-09-2002, 08:19 AM
Good morning everyone!! Rise and shine!!

OMG Tina....I'm so glad to know you are OK! You had me worried again!! Don't be afraid to get back on the scale...do it now before any more damage is done...its actually easier to have to re-lose 25 lbs than to have to re-lose 60 lbs! Take it from me...I am working on re-losing 80 lbs! But....I am determined to do it once again...I know I can do it and I WILL DO IT!

Kat...sounds like you are having a relaxing time! I know we can't replace your children but come visit us more often to take away the lonliness....

Mary fingers are still crossed for you!

Sara...the breakfast cookies...I have that problem of controlling stuff too when its good! I think the cookies are so big they are considered 2 servings so I think they are 4 pts each. I would probably use them as a meal replacement or have one for breakfast with a yogurt or fruit. I'll let you know how they are. I can't wait for them to get here!

Baylee was it you that asked if you had to order the cookies by the internet? I think you can print an order form and send it by mail. Check it out at www.bakersbreakfastcookie.com

Well....so far today I made scrambled eggs with 1 egg and 2 egg whites and had 2 slices of lite toast sprayed with the spray butter for a total of 3 points plus 2 glasses of water. I have my little one point muffins standing by for when I get the urge to eat again! I will post the recipe today for those who want to try it. They are pretty good if you ask me! NOt as grainy as those bran muffins which I like too!

I best get off here and get us both washed and dressed. We have a couple of errands to run then I want to get back and do my walking video. Its a hot one out there already...mugly out! I already have the A/C working.

I'll be back after the errands to check in on you all so please come out and post so I have something to read to keep me out of the kitchen!

TTFN Michelle

07-09-2002, 11:45 AM

Any body home??

I'm so LONELY...oh so lonely!

Where da heck is you all today?

I just inhaled 3 of those 1 pt. muffins and 2 glasses of water. I don't think I even chewed the muffins...I think they went down whole! So far today my total points have only been 6 and I already have in 4 glasses of water.

OK since there is no one to talK to I will post this recipe.

Harvest Muffins
24 servings @ 1 pt. each

1 box Krusteaz FF Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix
2 c. extra fiber all bran cereal
1 3/4 c. water
2 t. baking soda
2/3 c. splenda
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. orange extract
1 c. fresh or frozen cranberries
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1/2 c. raisins

Soak the cereal in 1 1/4 c. water til soft. Drain cranberries in box mix and set aside. Add muffin mix, baking soda, splenda, cinnamon, pumpkin, extract and 1/2 c. water to cereal. Mix completely. Fold in canned and fresh cranberries and raisins. SPray 24 muffin tins with cooking spray. Bake at 400* for 20-25 minutes.

I didnt' have any raisins left so I chopped up some dried figs, I also can never find fresh OR frozen cranberries so I used fresh blueberries instead. You can probably add just about any fruit you want.

Enjoy. Michelle

07-09-2002, 01:54 PM
Good afternoon everyone!

I'm posting for a couple of reasons. One, to keep Michelle outta the kitchen :lol: and, two, because my hubby (Reg) just left for that second interview and I'm trying to keep myself busy to stay off the nervousness!

So we played tennis again yesterday evening. It was good by not as fun as the first time when the place was deserted. I know I SHOULDN'T CARE but I'm less self-conscious of my lack of playing abilities when it's just me and Reg. That said, it was still enjoyable and something I want to keep up as it's much more entertaining, then say, me just going for walks alone.

Tina... It's nice to have you back! I know I had just joined this thread when you "crashed". It seemed like every second post here said "Tina, where the heck are you?!" You were certainly missed!

2Cute... Make sure to post and let us know how your mother is when you get a chance. And how you are too... you've seem to have been in a thousand different directions lately! :)

Well, I'm gonna go and find something to keep my mind off the interview 'cause I don't have any more piano students today until 6:30 pm.

Sara :)

07-09-2002, 01:58 PM
Okay, Michelle...here comes some reading material...

MMMMM...those muffins sound good...I just made some myself...I just added a banana to a box of Jiffy Bran Muffin Mix...I needed something quick while my coffee was brewing and while I was juicing...I think I'll call this concoction, "Clean out the Ol' Frig Frappe!" It consists of red and green grapes, a kiwi, an orange, and half a mango (Who the heck leaves HALF a mango?) And it's actually pretty good! I'm not sure how you would count the points for this, since the fiber is processed out...all of that made about 10 oz of juice...Not that I'm counting points, per se, but I like to have an idea. I have a bowl of cantelope sitting here, but since I've already downed a huge glass of water, I'm not hungry at the moment.

I slept til 10:30 this morning! No little rascal calling me to come watch Sponge Bob with him! I have GOT to get some stuff done around here today, plus food shopping. I never made it to the gym last night...I just lazed about the house, eating junk, watching TV....:devil: :( :ink: :nono: NO MORE! I"m back in the game today. I really feel yucky when I do that...so that's it! I'll chalk up one bad day to "empty nesting," but that's it! Lots to do, without interruption...watch me go!

Michelle...I'm driving to Philly on Friday afternoon to pick up my daughter...maybe on my way there we can hook up? If that's not good, I do have the next three weekends of pick up and drop off, so we'll figure out a day...how cool would that be? I'm looking forward to meeting you, in the flesh!

Tina, Tina, Tina...so happy to see you back. We missed you, girl! Don't feel like you have to respond to all that you have missed, but if you get a chance, go back and see how many times you find, "Tina, Have you been OP today?"

2cute...glad you're home safe and sound, so sorry about Mom. I hope everything is OK. :)

Mary...hope you hear something today about your job. They'd be crazy to pass you by! :dizzy:

SaraJoy...HEY LOSER! Congrats on 30 lbs off! That's great! Hope all goes well w/dh's interview today!

Baylee...I took a "spinning" class at the gym...once! It is a roomful of stationary bikes, great scenery on the walls, funky music and an instructor who "guides" you through the journey. The music tempo changes and you pick up (or decrease)your pace in response to the changes. It's a great workout...you come out DRENCHED, but you definitely need a nice comfy bike seat, maybe one of those gel seats they have out now...I felt like I was walking around with a bicycle seat up my A$$ for a good three days after the class! :eek:

Lucky...how goes it? Have you decided on an eating plan? If only a pill could do it all for us! I don't like taking pills though...even Tylenol...Our bodies were designed to MOVE...that IS the "secret" to losing weight, I'm sure! :p

Andria...Could we hear some more about that "water massage?" That sounds lovely! What a nice thing your SIL did...it's good to see ourseves through someone else's eyes once in a while...you get a whole different perspective! (minus all the negative stuff we put on ourselves) What a nice person she must be. :)

Malia...where are you? Lost in the secret garden? Sewing "Sponge Bob" curtains? Come see us!

Thin...Same goes for you! Have you seen the commercial for "Eight Legged Freaks?" They kind of play up the spider angle and when these spiders attack, one guy says to the other..."What was that?" To which he replies, "that was a SPIDER, man!" No desire to see the movie, just love the commercial.

Is that everyone? I hope so, please forgive me if I missed anyone. I really have to go be productive. Have an appointment with the vet for my poor doggy...she did something to her front paw, I can't tell what...she's not weight bearing at all. She looks so sad. :(

Have a great day, folks!

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.

~Ursula K. LeGuin

07-09-2002, 02:21 PM
Whoa! :rolleyes: I was just editing my post, (as I usually do 4 or 5 times before I get all the typos out)...and almost lost it! :eek: I wanted to add a :D to my reply to SaraJoy and that ONE smiley would have put me over the top :nono:...all my words of wisdom lost in cyberspace! :dizzy: I just hit the back button and got my post back...:smug: I guess I never thought of that before, :shrug: because I usually hit "enter" there and POOF! post gone. :devil:

So there is my lesson to you girls...no more than 10 smilies per post...OK? ;)


07-09-2002, 02:25 PM
Can you tell I have WAY TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS?

07-09-2002, 03:00 PM
I have all of 2 seconds to post before my husband gets home. It looks like everybody's crossed fingers did it! He got the job! (He called me from his cell as soon as he left the building!) Whew... what a relief! They are writing up the offer papers today to present to him tomorrow. We're looking at a substantial raise from the job he got laid off from 2 weeks ago!

Yipee! Gotta go so I can be ready with a hug when he walks in the door!

Sara :)

07-09-2002, 03:02 PM
Kat... Thanks for all the extra effort for a :D !!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

07-09-2002, 10:12 PM
Hey everyone :)

I'm still playing catch up at work! Aaarrrggghhh! One partial sick day, and I'm still paying for it. Hopefully I'll be about caught up by tomorrow. For now, I'll remember to be grateful for so much work. Job security, right?

The problem with long hours at work is that I have absolutely no desire to cook dinner when I get home. Might have something to do with the incredibly hot drive home as well. The temp here is hanging right around 106. With no A/C in the borrowed car, I'm dying by the time I get home. At least the wind has been blowing and there is a slight chance of rain. That would be such a good thing. Our last measurable rainfall here was in January!

The lack of cooking desire is a huge problem for me. I'm getting home and doing that nasty fridge raid then snacking a bit until bedtime. Yes, my children ate hot dogs and french fries last night for dinner. I couldn't even think of a decent meal to make for them. I managed to keep my snacking under a form of control, but it wasn't as good as if it was all planned out. I'm going to make an effort this week to think my way through a weekend cooking plan so I can just pull things out of the freezer. Also, having fresh veggies and plenty of fruit on hand seems to help. I get that guilt thing going if I think they will go bad!

I'm a little brain-fried still and can't remember who asked about the water massage. I've been putting off getting one of these for 3 years now because it is one of those machines in the mall and I am pretty darn claustrophobic. I was so relieved when they took out the one in our local mall. My friend couldn't tease me to get in any longer! Anyway, there was one in the mall there, and I decided what was it going to hurt... I think he was shocked when I agreed to try it out. I am so glad I did. It felt incredible! 7 minutes of water jets beating up and down your body, even over the soles of your feet. You have a big headset on with soothing music playing the entire time, as well as a big red panic button to hit in case it gets to be too much. Oh, and you don't get wet. :)
I'm glad I tried something new and different. I've been trying hard to experiment with things that have made me afraid in the past. Most of the time I find they weren't such a big deal after all.

Time to go now. I can't put off making dinner any longer!


07-09-2002, 11:01 PM
I am pleased to announce that I as of Aug 1 I will be the new Reference Specialist at the Library. I got the job:spin: :spin: :spin: :)

07-09-2002, 11:04 PM
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