Weight Loss Support - 300+ and Ready to Try Again...#188




2cute2Bfat
07-11-2002, 12:06 PM
WELCOME

We are a group of people 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.
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Tuesday.......Tuesday Tips
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Thursday......Thankful Thursday
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Saturday.......Sit-up Saturdays - any physical activity
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These are not required topics ...just ideas to share. We have found them very helpful. We also share heartaches and fears...joys and celebrations.

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katrinabgood
07-11-2002, 03:23 PM
Just peeking...Hi to all...must get out and enjoy the blissful weather...so, in the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator...

I'LL BE BACK!

MichelleK
07-11-2002, 04:39 PM
I'm baaaaacckkk!!!

Wow and we even have a new thread started already!!

Baylee I am going to check out that site when I get done babbling here!

Kat only about 22 more hours...gee...I wonder how much weight I could lose in that time?? I should have had my hair cut too...darn! Oh well...you will just have to see me as I am..then maybe next time you see me I will be thinner and have a decent hair cut! Improvement!! Kinda like before and after!!

Ok...the yogurt cheese....today I mixed 1/2 cup of yogurt cheese with 1 1/2 t. splenda and 1/2 cup of blueberries that I mashed all in it and it became a pretty purple color...my favorite color! It was soooo good! It is perfect for bagels and the whole half cup was only 1 1/2 points so if you used it a few times on your bagels during the week you have a low low point spread! When I was mashing the blueberries in it I was thinking it would be easier to use some all fruit jam in it too! Whatever flavor you like!

After lunch Andrew and I took a nap...sometimes I feel worse afterwards! I should get my rear up and going and do something constructive today! I think I am going to join a mom's group until I go back to work so I can get out and meet people and Andrew can play with some kids!

Ok I will check back again later to see who came out to play! Have a great day! MIchelle


MichelleK
07-11-2002, 04:40 PM
Phew....my post made it! Andrew went in the living room and picked up the phone and hit the talk button. He was carrying it into the bedroom and I could hear the noise and raced to send my post before I got bumped off...kids! Gotta love 'em!

MichelleK
07-11-2002, 08:09 PM
HELLLLLLLOOOOO!

Anybody home????

I had a great dinner and even better dessert! I had a little tiny very lean steak and some broccoli and then Andrew and I shared a cup of vanilla frozen yogurt with a tablespoon of chocolate sauce on top and some ff cool whip! All for 6 points. I still banked 5 points today! That is if I can keep myself out of the kitchen for the rest of the night. John is working late again tonight and when he gets home we have to watch a movie we rented because it needs to go back tomorrow by noon. I will probably be asleep before it even starts!

So...I have news to report...Kat's husband burst my bubble tonight! She has to postpone our meeting till NEXT friday 'cause hubby wants to spend some quality time with her...I am so jealous!! I need a husband like that too! Plus they are so cute...they miss their kids so much! I can relate to that...even when I was working I couldn't wait to pick Andrew up at daycare! Its nice to see families actually being families today!! I long for the Little house on the prairie days!

My mother called me tonight...my sister is in the hospital...she has kidney stones or a kidney stone. Did I tell you all that yet? Since it won't pass she is going to have surgery tonight at some point. At 6:30 she was still waiting.....I called her up last night and said some people will do anything to get a day off work! She was kinda drugged up and I don't think she really thought I was funny...she said I will be out for at least the rest of the week not just one day! Duh! Wish I had her drugs! LOL

Ok so I babbled enough for now..I wish there was someone in here to talk to tonight.

Guess I'll go surf the web for a bit and check back before I log off for the night.

TTFN Michelle

katrinabgood
07-11-2002, 09:59 PM
I give up...just lost a long post...:cry: I just can't re-create it now...it was funny too...I just sit here and laugh at myself...what a dork!

Gotta run...I MUST get ready earlier tonight for work...I wasn't too late last night, punched in at 11:15... ;)

Where the heck is Malia? Come out of the secret garden, Miss Hawaii!
Miss you!

Grannie39074
07-11-2002, 10:19 PM
Hi all not much going on. Dh is coming home tonight. I sure have missed him. more later.

QueenB
07-11-2002, 11:38 PM
I can't even tell you guys how much I love you! You are all seriously a bunch of nuts! Especially Kat! You are the craziest thing I have ever seen! I laughed myself silly with your "report". Not a whole lot to talk about today. I am getting very tired of Frosted Flakes for breakfast. If I see Tony the Tiger again, I may just run amuck. We have a cafeteria downstairs in the hospital and they have some very good choices for breakfast and they have some very bad choices for breakfast. But unfortunately, I usually don't get there early enough to grab something before I start work. Plus, to be honest, I'm usually not really hungry first thing in the morning. I don't usually get hungry till around 10:00 and I think by then the cafeteria is closed, preparing for lunch. Gee, I thought there wasnt much to say, but I just spent a whole paragraph on how I'm in a breakfast rut. :lol:

Michelle: That's a deal my friend. Send me your number and I'll send you mine. And I don't have to call you collect. I don't care to pay for long distance, but I don't have to! I've got free long distance on my cell phone! :s: And by the way..........me and you, tropical island........it's a date!

Kat: You and your posts! You are just too creative! I hope maybe one day you and I can meet as well. I love your sense of humor. I know Michelle is dissapointed about you guys not getting together this weekend, but a little one on one time with hubby isn't all that bad either. Empty nest syndrome, huh? Thank goodness I won't have that for awhile.

Baylee: Thanks for the website sweetie! Sounds great. I can't wait to try it! Putting it all online sounds like a really good idea and I love that kind of stuff.

2cute: So glad you are back! I missed you. I was so shocked when I weighed in on Tuesday. But I was prepared, good or bad. I still want to kick myself for all the time that I lost, but that's water under the bridge I guess. How is the family doing?

Thin: So good to see you my friend. How is the job going? Busy as usual, I bet. And what you said really stuck with me.......that some of this stuff must be sinking in. I really believe that. I just have to think on some level I was conscious of what I was doing or at least I was eating enough to maintain. There is no way I could have done it without all of your love and support.

Well, to everyone else, hope you are having a good night. I'm gonna hop out of here and get to the bathroom. We went out to a Chinese Restaurant tonight and that food works better than any laxative (sorry if I spelled that wrong) on the market!! :dizzy:

Love you guys and I'll see you tomorrow!! :love: :love:

joe anne
07-11-2002, 11:53 PM
Hi Friends
just checking in with some good news. I have a loss of 1 1/2 pounds on Tuesday and I am at 61 1/2 miles walked for my challenge of 100 miles by August 30.
I hope you all have a great week and I'll be seeing you lighter.
Joanne:)

2cute2Bfat
07-12-2002, 01:16 AM
Good evening everyone. :wave:
Coming here sure puts a smile on my face. :D

I spent the entire day in bed. I went to bed last night before 9pm
woke up at 4am ... back in bed by 6:45am... slept till 10am... back in bed by noon.... slept till 3pm and did NOT want to get up then either. I would have NEVER gotten up if I didn't have to pee so much. :^:

Tonight we went to see the grandbabies.
DIL cooked us dinner too. Those babies are soooooo sweet !!!!!
I wish so much that I could be a better grandma. I wish I could get down on the floor and play. It really hurts knowing that this FAT stands between me and playing on the floor with them. It is sooooo senseless. :mad:


Baylee... thanks for the web site. I put it into my favorites and I plan on going back and checking it out more closely.

Michelle... sorry to hear about the delay in meeting Kat. That would be a big disappointment.
Did you sleep through your movie?? Which one was it?
I am with you.... I love seeing families being family.
When my youngest daughter got a scholarship to a pricey private high school she was "different". Her friends were "AMAZED" that we all sat around and talked about our days together... everyday. Her school mates never talked with their families... they seldom even saw each other. In one hand they were envious of our closeness.... but on the other hand... they didn't even like their parents and did not want to be close.
We are definitely NOT a perfect family... but we are a close one.

Kat... I know you are disappointed too but you won either way.
Meet Michelle - or - spend quality time with loving hubby. :love:
Either way... you win. LOL
I had to laugh at you AGAIN. When I "used" to get to post a lot (and did not have so many family problems).... I "used" to write some cute stuff myself. AND... I would laugh at myself too. I guess we are both dorks. :lol: I miss those good ole days.

Grannie... Miss Reference Specialists... congrats.
We already knew how "special" you were. ;)

Tina.... Heaven help us if you would have had something to say about breakfast. :lol: I always say that it takes me one hour to tell you about a 15 minute event. LOL
I got a hoot from your description of chinese eating. LOL.
Why is it that chinese food effects so many people that way?

JoeAnne... that is great... another 1 1/2 pounds loss. !!!!
And it is even greater about the walking. I think that is a wonderful idea to have a goal of 100 miles. I once thought about having a walking goal to each of your home towns... but you are talking LOTS of miles then. :eek: A little unrealistic.
I am sooooo PROUD of you.

I sure appreciate all of you. Thanks for being here for me.

SaraJoy
07-12-2002, 01:40 AM
Tonight, on a whim, I asked my husband to get on the scale. Since I've been on a diet over the last 2 months, he's been eating healthier by necessity--I buy the groceries and cook most of the meals! Now... we only have about half our meals together (usually dinner) so about half the time, he's still been eating whatever he wants (I still buy a few "junkie" foods--one's that don't tempt me-for him when I shop). I've also been dragging him out on walks and to play tennis. I've said all this to say... he's lost about 12 pounds in the last 5 weeks or so... not even trying!!!

That is 99% great news and 1% annoying-the-****-outta-me as I would NEVER lose weight without trying! :lol:

So... I'm starting to get excited about my vacation to New York City. We're leaving on July 21st and coming home on the 26th. We're staying in a hotel right downtown (called The Belvedere), going to a broadway show, taking a boat tour past the statue of liberty, etc. Although I've only been part of this thread for a month or so, I'm already thinking "Man, I'm gonna be SOOO behind reading the posts!"

Michelle... I know what you mean about it being nice when families really miss one another and look forward to being together! I know some families that seem to find their kids a complete annoyance and it's very disheartening for someone planning on having kids in a few years! It's nice to know that both you and Kat really miss their children and look forward to seeing them again! (Not that you don't also appreciate a bit of a break!!!) :)

Kat... Did you lose that post because you were overdoing it on the smilies again? :dizzy:

2Cute... Nice to have you back from your mother's. You're probably tired--taking care of others is a lot of hard work! :)

Time to catch some shut-eye! Hello to everyone else out there too! Post, post, post so I have something to read in the morning!

Sara :)

Grannie39074
07-12-2002, 07:56 AM
DH got home at 11:30 P.M. He was soooo tired. Not much else to report yet off to work.

LuckyLadyBug
07-12-2002, 08:10 AM
The weather is wonderful here. Sure wish I could stay home and enjoy it.

After all the procrastinating I have done, I weighed myself and am happy to report I have remained the same. I was sure I had gained 10 lbs. It’s probably because it has been so hot & humid here and that causes sweat….

Kat & Michelle, now you get a whole week to anticipate seeing one another…you COULD take picture to share with the rest of us. So, I have to ask, are you going to eat together? And where are you going? Make sure you tell all you talk about ….. we will be waiting in anticipation too.

I was trying to remember, when was it that Malia said she was going on her European vacation? Or maybe she is getting ready for it.

Elvis was good. He seemed to acquire a new age group of fans. The people under 10 were dancing, screaming, and following him everywhere. It was fun.

Congrats, Joanne, on your walking.

Well, it’s off to start my Friday at work. I should have some time this weekend to catch up with all of you.

MichelleK
07-12-2002, 08:58 AM
Good morning everyone! RIse and Shine!!

We are all ready to go out and run our errands 'cept we have to wait till 9 am to do a couple of them. So by the time I get done posting here we can leave!

Lucky we have been having great weather here too....its so cool and comfortable. I wish it could just stay this way year round! And on the picture idea....I left my camera at the zoo in Cape May New Jersey a couple of weeks ago on a bench in front of the zebras. John went right back to get it and it was already gone. But the joke is on the person that took it. I developed a roll of film after that and found out it only took one picture on the whole roll and it was really dark. So the camera was a dud! And to answer your questions...we are meeting at Denny's. I figured that I can get Andrew some french fries and we won't hear from him the whole time...but I have no self control so I will probably eat...I can't speak for Kat but I surely know I will be eating OP! I am determined to get this weight off again!

2Cute....I did manage to stay up to watch the whole movie. It was behind enemy lines. It was pretty good. Except I can't take the suspense! I want to know right away the outcome...though in most movies the outcome is always positive! I find that if I DON"T lay down on the couch then I am less likely to fall asleep so each time that I found myself leaning towards John's lap I sat myself back up again.

Mary glad your hubby made it home. John hasn't been home before 9 all week long. Most nights its after 10 and he leaves at 6 am. He already had in over 40 hours in 3 days of work. And the scary part is he is a driver. They don't care that they are breaking DOT regulations. And they have nerve to complain when they don't get in all their deliveries!

Joeanne thats a great idea..the walking challenge! I am going to have to do something like that to motivate myself to exercise!

Tina....pick your island! We can dream about it now and plan and use it to help us stick to our goal!! John keeps saying he wants to go to Jamaica again but he took his ex there so why the heck would he think I would want to go there??? Men....ya gotta love them...they just don't get it!!

Sara don't let anyone talk you out of having kids! They are a joy! I waited a long time for mine and he is the best thing that ever happened to me! I keep telling him I waited a long time to have him because I had to find the perfect daddy for him! My ex was a nightmare for 19 years....lucky for me I was smart enough not to have kids with him! Taking care of someone elses kids is different than when its your own. You will protect your own till the bitter end know matter what! The love is phenomenal!!

Kat....all I can say ( or rather sing) is ANTICIPATION! Isn't that a Carly Simon song??

Ok the time just flew by. We are off to do our errands so I will catch up to you all later today! I hope some of you come out to post to help keep me out of the kitchen!!

TTFN Michelle

2cute2Bfat
07-12-2002, 11:55 AM
Good morning gals.
It is FUN FRIDAY !!!!
I am going to run some errands this morning... maybe even hit a few garage sales. Then this afternoon my hubby and I are going to go see that new movie with Tom Hanks and Paul Newman... "Road to Perdition". I can't wait !!!!!

2cute2Bfat
07-12-2002, 01:07 PM
Baylee... Please please please enjoy your 2 pound loss.
That is a great loss.!!! I know the disappointment you are feeling... we have such high expectations for ourselves. BUT please KNOW that 2 pounds is great. It is realistic too. All health books say 1-2 is the Max you should lose weekly. I know some people are luckier than others and sometimes lose large amounts.... but 2 pounds loss instead of gaining 5lbs is a 7lb difference.!!!!!

I too do not own that mechanism in my brain that tells me I am full. I never had it. That is not fair either. LOL
Eating slower helps when you get in the practice of doing it.
One way to slow yourself down is to use smaller utinels. Salad size or even toddlers size. That helped me when I lost that 80 lbs years ago.
Eating alone is hard for most of us. That is one reason I abuse fast foods so much I am sure. I wish we lived closer so we could all go out together once a month. Wouldn't that be cool. :cool:

Enough of my soap box preaching. It just broke my heart to see you not enjoying your 2 lb loss. Please please... ENJOY and appreciate it.

katrinabgood
07-12-2002, 01:09 PM
Just to set straight a few misconceptions...it's NOT that dh necessarily wants to spend the time alone with ME (although, who could blame him if he did?) ...he wants to check out our daughter's digs at the dorm...and I think he really misses his "little girl!" Tomorrow AM we drive up to pick up my little guy...we really do have a good time together, as a family. We enjoy each other's company, and have a lot of laughs together. I know that I have been blessed. :angel:

Um...SaraJoy...I do live in the NYC Metropolitan area, and I will be available that week for a trip to the city! (Aren't I just the little thread whore, making dates with everyone!) What are we going to see? Kidding...I wouldn't horn in on you and hubby's trip. But I do LOVE New York! I know, I sound like the commercial, but it's true. Such a vibrant, happenin' town. You will have a blast. The four of us went for a weekend last summer...took the ferry over, past the Statue of Liberty, we saw a show, stayed in Times Square, went to Central Park...we even went to the World Trade Center...Two weeks later it was gone. I still can't believe it. :( :?:

Hey Michelle...Who was the wise guy with the picture idea...now I'll REALLY have to lose 50 lbs by next Friday! (I'll bring my camera!) I can't wait to meet you AND the little dude! And yes, I WILL be eating OP...I don't want you PMing everyone and telling them what a :ink: I was at lunch!

2cute...from one dork to another...I know you are a WONDEFUL grandma, whether you can get down on the floor or not...I hope things settle down a bit for you...take it easy and cuddle those babies!

Lucky...staying the same works for me...Anything but a gain. I can gain weight if I breath in too deeply. Why is it such a struggle to lose a pound, a HALF a pound, even...and so INCREDIBLY easy to gain? Why, I ask you WHY?

This is one happening thread...three people have posted as I'm typing this...I'm not gonna read them yet, cuz I KNOW I'll somehow lose my post...that's how I lost it last night, going back to the previous thread so I could reply to everyone...not this time, baby!

Baylee...Take your portabella mushroom, brush it with olive oil and stick it on the grill or on the old George Forman...it doesn't really take long. Serve it like you would a hamburger...on a nice roll, some cheese (low fat, of course) melted on top, lettuce tomato, onion, ketchup....mmmm! :T Last night I used up the rest of my kale dish in Vegetable Lasagne. I used whole wheat noodles...boy are they more expensive! Low fat cottage cheese, part skim mozzarella...It was good. I will freeze the leftovers for future consumption.

Mary...Oh, Queen of the Dewey Decimal System! How is the new position? Now that hubby is home and all...;) Did you get the silly string out?

Tina...Bring a yogurt and some fruit...what about a bagel...what about a package of instant oatmeal. Come on girl...you can do it! How about whole wheat toast and peanut butter (I could LIVE on peanut butter) How about giving ol' Tony the Tiger the boot and trying some raisin bran? Better yet, make some muffins WITH the raisin bran, freeze them and bring one to work each morning. There's a muffn recipe I know I posted along time ago using Kellogg's All Bran, each muffin is only one point! Because of the high fiber content...AND you'll never need Chinese food again!

Joe anne...great job on your loss! Your walking challenge sounds neat...I think, at this rate you'll have no problem reaching 100 miles by Aug! We had a neat thread on ediets a while ago, where we had picked a central place to "walk" to...Mount Rushmore it was...for each 20 minutes of exercise, we'd log a mile or so many miles...it was fun...don't recall ever even getting out of Jersey now that I think of it...:moo:

Thin...I hope things have settled down a bit for you...come unwind and hang out with us a while...maybe you just posted and I just don't know it yet...same for Malia...so I'm going to close for now...my allotted hour is up anyway...gotta get ready to go to PA~ Michelle...I'll hang out the window and shriek your name, as we pass your exit! Since I'm sure darling daughter will have big plans with friends this evening, I'm going to take dh to see "The Road to Perdition" too, 2cute...We can be like Siskel and Ebert and do our reviews later!

Time to extract fingers from keyboard...Here I go...really...I'm leaving...

Hasta la vista!

Ciao!

Buh-bye.

MichelleK
07-12-2002, 06:49 PM
Kat you are too funny....like I said you better not make me pee my pants in public!! And I thought I heard someone yelling my name as I was napping on the couch this afternoon! What a lazy bu*tt I am huh? that protabella is good on the grill...I had one of those sandwiches in a restaurant here awhile back. And yes, all the good for you stuff is expensive...but we are worth it!

Baylee...take the 2 lb loss and run! My goal is 3 lbs a week but I will settle for 2 a week.....however, I will take 1/2 as long as its going off and not on again! I like instant gratification...I just want to get back to where I was before I got pregnant and go from there.

Oh Kat...I was thinking...(didn't you smell the smoke?)....what if one weekend we took a trip to Tenn. to see Tina? How long do you think it would take us to get there from here? And 2Cute...how long would it take YOU to get to Tenn? I have no idea of the distance between states. Remember...I lived in Rhode Island all my life and you can go anywhere in 30 minutes or less....when I moved here that mentality had to change because it takes 30 minutes or more just to get to a major highway!! Anyhow....its something to think about ehhh?

Ok I am a little disappointed that more of you haven't come out to play today....its almost 7 pm already...where da heck are the rest of yous???

Well I have to give the little dude his bath...I can smell his stinky pants! Peeeeewwwwww!! Takes after his daddy! LMAO

TTFN Michelle

Grannie39074
07-12-2002, 08:41 PM
Hidy Ho girls
How is everyone today. Sorry I haven't been in much I am in training at the library. So much to learn that I don't know already. They still haven't hired a head librarian yet or a children's person either. I guess they expect me to do it all:dizzy:

Food is soso. I made the mistake of buying some icecream last week end. But thank god it's gone now. DH and I just finished it.

My tomatoes are getting ripe. I have them running out my ears.

I hope all of you have a nice week end. I am off tomorrow but have a genealogy meeting in the afternoon.

2cute2Bfat
07-12-2002, 09:38 PM
Hello hello hello !!!!

Kat.... I don't know if you are trying to get rid of me or what???
But "one" of those Siskel and Ebert guys are DEAD !!! :eek:
Which are you and which am I ???? :lol:
I don't know if I like my 50/50 chance here. LOL

NEW YORK CITY !!!! I have always wanted to visit NYC but only with someone who knows where to go. Now I have to decided between Hawaii and NYC for my BIG Reward. :D
Malia... you better get back in here .... I need you to go to Hawaii.

Michelle... I think Tenn is about an 8-10 hour drive from here.??
I have driven it several times for my daughters competive softball team years ago.... but I don't remember now. I would love to just hop in a car and come visit each one of you. It never hurts to dream.

Mary... sounds like you are going to be one busy lady. You won't have time to eat. LOL I wish you could send me some of those home grown tomatoes. Mmmmm good. :T

I would review the movie for all of you... but ... I first have to find out if I am the dead one or the living one. :lol:

SaraJoy
07-12-2002, 10:41 PM
:wave:

Hi Ladies!

I just got back from playing tennis... my 5th time since Sunday! I have to say... I've improved 500%! That sounds like a lot but when you're as bad as I was, you can ONLY get better! I really enjoy it... it's not the normal pain-in-the-***-is-it-over-yet-somebody-put-me-outta-my-misery event that most other forms of physical activity are for me. I look forward to it. WOW... I LOOK FORWARD TO PLAYING TENNIS!!! :)

Kat... I forgot you were in the NYC area! We're travelling with another couple and, to a certain extent, have a schedule we're gonna stick to with them BUT, if you wanna PM me with your number, I could call you when I get there and see if we could schedule in dinner one evening! I told my husband and he thought it'd be fun! Hey, if you haven't already done so, check out our wedding website (www.regnsara.com) so you'll recognise me if we end up meeting!....Man, I hope Michelle doesn't end up being a NUTCASE or you may think twice about meeting with anyone else!!! :D :D :D (What am I thinking?! You're CLEARLY the nutcase of this group!) :)

Baylee... A 2 pound loss is great! Please don't be discouraged... you lost!!! Some weeks are bound to be more than others. The important thing is just to stick to what you are doing and before you know it that 2 pounds will be 20!!! Btw, I wish I could come and have dinner with you to keep you company. It would be SO NICE to schedule in dinners with someone else who's also being careful about what they eat! *sigh* I'm invited to TWO barbeques this weekend and I can tell you for sure, I'm gonna have to bring something of my own to eat!!!

2Cute... The beginning of your post to Kat made me laugh out loud! :)

Mary... I'll send you my address and you can ship some of those homegrown tomatos my way!!! Just kidding... they sound so yummy!

lol... Lucky was the one that suggested the picture of Kat and Michelle! I think it's a great idea!

Talk to everyone soon!
Sara :)

2cute2Bfat
07-12-2002, 11:56 PM
Starting Over

If you've started out in pursuit of your goal and you've really tried with your heart and your soul, but somehow things got out of control -START OVER!

When you've tried your best to do what you should and you thought this time that you surely would, but once again you didn't do so good - START OVER!

When you've worked so hard to follow a dieters way, and you fought to win a victory each day, but one more time you went astray - START OVER!

When you've tried so hard to yourself to be true, and do the things that you know you should do, but once again you failed to come through - START OVER!

When the road to success seemed much too long, and each temptation was oh so strong, and once again you gave in to wrong - START OVER!

When you've told your friends what you planned to do and trusted them to help you through, but soon discovered it's up to YOU - START OVER!

When you know you must be physically fit, but your hope seems gone and you're stuck in a pit, that's not the time for you to QUIT - START OVER!

When the week seems long and successes few, and at weigh in time you're feeling blue, remember tomorrow is just for you - START OVER!

To start AGAIN means a victory's been won, and starting over AGAIN means a race well run, and starting over AGAIN proves it can be done, so don't just sit there -- START OVER!!

(Written by Dale Dauten -- a nationally syndicated columnist.)

MichelleK
07-13-2002, 08:37 AM
RISE AND SHINE YOU ALL!! COME OUT COME OUT WHEREVER YOU ARE!!

Its gonna be a muggy day here today I can tell already!!

2Cute I love that starting over!! Its so true!!

Sara...oh yes...I am a NUTCASE!! At least my ex would like you to think so! I am nutty sometimes...but the good kind of nutty...Macadamia nutty...the expensive kind!! LOL

Mary you are so busy busy!! Should keep you away from the food then huh? I need to get back to work so I have some structure again!

Tina....OH TINA!! Where are you girlfriend!!??? You better behave...if not we won't be able to hit that tropical island in our Bikinis! Yeah right...as I roll on the floor laughing myself silly...ME in a bikini...I think NOT! Ever!! I prefer one piece suits anyway...I think they are more attractive!! So girlfriend...you better get your hiney here today and post! And btw....what part of Tenn are you in? Not that I am familiar with it. I lived in Memphis when I was 4! I would have to look on a map. And also...how far are you willing to drive to meet us?? John said it would probably take me 18 hours to drive to Tenn! The furtherest I have driven was 11 hours from Rhode Island to West Virginia.

Well since no one else is here to talk at I guess I will get MY hiney dressed and take the little guy up the street to the playground. I will walk...he will ride in his stroller. Lucky guy! LOL

I'll be back...so come out and post...most of you are off work today so there will be NO excuse...It will keep you out of the kitchen and ME too!

TTFN Michelle

LuckyLadyBug
07-13-2002, 09:13 AM
I mowed lawn for two hours last night and still have about an hour to do. Needless to say I didn’t go for a walk. That is my goal. To work outside all day and STILL have the energy to go for a walk.

ANTICIPATION,is making me crazy And I won’t even be there!!!!! So, how long will it take for you two to develop those pictures? Huh?????? This is soooo fun….

Baylee, you are singing my song. But congrats on the 2 pound loss. You are going in the right direction.  I feel the same way about eating at the table. I think we have to do what works us and not always what the so called experts say. I eat too fast too and find I eat less if I pay attention to that and keep trying to eat slower and slower. Soon I will still be eating breakfast at noon!!! :lol:

Kat, how about a trip the the Mall of America so Baylee and I can meet you there? You know this is the pits – up until two years ago I was out East a lot for my job.

Here’s a post Michelle….short and sweet because I will be off to garage sale for awhile. Because of all the work I have here I haven’t been to nary a one garage sale yet this year. My heart is beating in ANTICIPATION!!!!! Maybe we could make that our “thread” song!

Grannie39074
07-13-2002, 09:31 AM
I'm here for a quick post. Have to go shopping for food. I'd gladly send tomotoes if I could. I live a 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive from Memphis. Wish it was some way we could all have a meeting like a big family reunion.

2cute2Bfat
07-13-2002, 10:33 AM
Good morning my friends. It is so nice to be able to post often again. But I am not staying long this morning. All of this talk of garage sales has my adrenaline going. :dizzy:

As I was typing here... my cell phone rang ... it was my daughter bragging about the great buys she is getting at garage sales too. So my friends... I am out of hereeeeeee.
:wave:

MichelleK
07-13-2002, 11:26 AM
Oh man...I had this nice long post going and the little dude just came over and pushed some buttons on the keyboard and I lost the whole thing! Little turd!!

Anyway...I was saying that after Andrew played at the playground for a half hour we went for a walk around the neighborhood for 45 minutes. I am exhausted! And hungry but I am trying to hold out till noon. I already have 4 waters in this morning. I think I sweat out the 4 and then some! I can hardly get up out of this chair now. I have to keep doing the walking and build my stamina back up!

Well I weigh in tomorrow morning...I cheated and got on the scale this morning and its only looking like 2 lbs....but I will take it! Prefer more to start but 2 will do! Its two less than last week! and its better than 2 more than what I was at!

Mary thats nice to know that you aren't far from Tenn. Now if my friend Tina would respond I can find out where she lives and maybe, just maybe we can plan a gathering some place between us all. Kat you can ride with me and the little dude!! I'm a big baby when it comes to flying and now that we had that episode in September I really won't fly! So its gotta be driving for me!

Lucky mowing for 2 hours is plenty of exercise! I would like to be able to mow that much and then be able to walk too but right now if I mowed that much I would be a cripple!! My bones are getting old!

Kat I forgot to tell you that I would NEVER tell anyone that you pigged out! Cause then you would tell on me too!! And for the picture thing...I say we behead the person who thought of it...but come to think of it...it would be a good before picture to post!! Then we can post another after we lose 50 lbs!!

2Cute..I love garage sales too. Only this is my off week cause I only get paid every other week so the money isn't there this week! I get good deals on kid stuff too!

OK its time for me to get my rear off of hear and get some laundry done! I will be back...I know I know....just like that bad penny. Always turning up!

TTFN Michelle