Thru Thick & Thin is a group that was formed to give and receive support on our journey to take off the excess pounds and to keep them off. No matter who you are or where you are from, you're welcome here with us. We'll stand with you while you're losing and stand by you if you're not. We all have ups and downs and we need support in both.
07-21-2002, 11:47 AM
I was actually able to start another thread. For some reason AOL won't let you copy and paste in a website but I'm on a 3 month freebie for another ISP.
It is very hot outside and its only 10:30. Its 92 and with the heat index, its 104. I wish I'd done my grocery shopping yesterday so I didn't have to do it today. Dh just finished mowing the back yard and he looks like a wet rag right now.
Teresa, good to see you again. Thats great you got your puter problems taken care of. I'd be lost without mine. Well, I suppose I could learn to live without it but I don't want to. When are you having that procedure done? I hope it solves your problems and it would be doubly nice if you didn't get anymore monthlys. I sure don't miss mine.
Skeeter, it just doesn't make sence to me what our insurance is doing. I know I'll never refer anyone to them again. I think I may of found a decent one and it should cost us less than what we are paying now. I wish I was brave enuff to try and coax a squirrel to take food from me. I don't know why, but I'm kinda scared of them, except from a distance. One day I went out to put an ear of corn on the feeder and this squirrel was probably about 2 feet away from it and he wouldn't move and me, being chicken, wouldn't go any closer till he moved. He was just waiting for me to put the new ear of corn on. Probably thought I was some crazy lady that likes to tease squirrels with corn.
Whew, I almost lost this page by hitting the wrong buttong. I'd of been so mad.
Marybeth, I called the State Insurance board and they said if its written in their underwriting (I'm not sure I said that right), theres nothing we could do. They said we could appeal and they may keep us but then we'd have the same problem next year. Its been really dry here and we may get some rain today. I've got my fingers crossed but I kinda think the rain will just by pass us. Good luck with your job hunting.
Well, I've got to make a grocery list so I'm going to scoot on out of here. Take care.
07-21-2002, 04:14 PM
Hey Everyone :wave:
I hope everyone is doing good this weekend. I know that Marlana is preparing for a week with her grandchildren and will be away from the board for a while. It seems to be a busy year for everyone.
Teresa~Welcome back Girl, it sure is good to hear from you. I was on my computer for just a short time yesterday when it started storming and continued until bedtime. Then it was thundering again when we came out of the church today and just now let up enough to turn this thing on. My surge protector bit the dust and I can't take any chances in storms. The board is a little slower now but we are still there, we just don't write daily anymore. I hope that procedure works for you and that you feel better. Good luck with your weight loss and I am sure you will see results soon.
JoJo~You are having the same kind of weather there as we are except those high temps and high the humidity is what is causing these thunderstorms. I love them though. I have always been one of those weird people that enjoys storms as long as they aren't killing people and destroying things. I now have two squirrels taking peanuts from me and I think one of them is Miss Piggy. The other one was a little male squirrel which also could have been one that I raised except he started out so timid. Anyhow I had a friendly female that was very brave last year while I was raising those babies and it might be her. This morning my husband came into my bathroom while I was getting ready for church to tell me that I needed to get outside to feed those squirrels because they were trying to come in the house for me. I laughed because I thought he was kidding but that female was on the porch at the patio door looking for me. She had a young squirrel with her that was probably an offspring. I was very surprised because I have never fed any of the squirrels close to the house. The ones that I raised would come up like that though when they wanted fed sooner than I wanted to do it. It scares me for them to do that with this squirrel crazy dog that I have. I would really be sad if he killed a friendly one like that. I had a serious talk with him about the little squirrels but he continues to spend hours daily watching and chasing them. All the little squirrels come running when they hear my voice outside. It is starting to get a little expensive because more are showing up all the time.
I have a couple of things to do before evening services so I better go. Y'all have a good evening.
07-23-2002, 06:57 AM
How's it going? I'm doing okay; took my ex husband to the cleaners yesterday in court :cool: Actually I didn't say a word, the judge did it all. She told him to start paying me $50 a week (which is nothing, but nothing is what I've gotten for the last ten years), and he told her he just couldn't do it, it stressed him out to work; she told him it was going to stress him out even more to spend some time in the workhouse!:devil: She also told him not to ever try and change the parenting plan, because she would never approve it. Sooo, the old boy got mad and started yelling at her, and the bailiff escorted him to the elevator and out the door. Quite a day, quite a day. Maybe I'm done with him for a while, anyway.
Hope you all are doing okay---I'll try and write to everyone tomorrow--Teresa, so glad you got back here! My next door neighbor just had that procedure done last week, and she feels much better; she was a little tired and sore for a couple of days, but she's fine now; hope it goes real well for you.
Love you all, and I'll be back in the morning, just wanted to check in for a minute.
07-23-2002, 03:59 PM
Hello Yíall :wave:
Well, only 4 more days and I'll be a lady of leisure :lol: Hubby has come up with a daily schedule for me...centers around cooking and the bed-roomÖ:o Iíve told him that everyone should have a dream and this must be his. Iíve got so many resumes out that I got a large file to keep them all in alphabetical order. Sooner or later one has got to end-up in an interview and job offer. Iím not too worried about things. Iím eligible for unemployment immediately due to the fact that they are paying us a Ďrestructuring bonusí rather than Ďseveranceí. So, first thing Monday August 5th, or rather right after the mammogram, Iíll be heading to the unemployment office to file for my benefits.
I still canít get myself back OP, but after the Bee [Longaberger convention] I will for sure. I plan to get my exercise in the first thing every morning and I figure starting the day that way has to be motivation to stay OP. Hope so anyway. Weight stayed the same when I went to WW on Friday, which is fine by me. Believe me when I say Iím not going back to the way I was. Iíve worked too hard and come too far to do anything else but to monitor myself for the next couple of weeks and really get OP after the first of August. I WILL REACH GOAL! Even if it takes me as long as it did to loose the first 60 lbs.
Sally, I'm glad the Judge really gave it to your ex, Lord knows he got what was coming to him for sure.
Well got to finish and mail tonight-another application for one of the counties here around Richmond thatís looking for a Budget Analyst.
07-23-2002, 06:53 PM
Not much going on around here. I've just been checking ebay for beads. I've got a couple bracelets I've got to make this week for birthday presents for my 2 nieces whose birthdays are 2 days apart. I think they are definetly old enuff to not expect presents anymore, one will be 26 and the other 29 but we are invited to their parties so...I'll just make them a bracelet.
Things are going pretty good at work. I came to the conclusion that even tho I don't care for 2 of the women I work for, I was still looking for their friendship and believe it or not, I've gotten past it. I no longer wait for them when its time to leave at night. They seldom waited for me. I just feel much better about this now and it really irks me that I was trying to fit in with them. Who needs friends like them? Not me. I hardly speak to them at all except about work stuff. I just feel alot less stressed right now and my feelings arent hurt either.
I'm still just as busy as I was but I'm getting much more organized than I was before and that really helps. Its been hard trying to stay on top of things but I do manage to finish stuff by the deadline.
Sally, oh your poor poor ex!!!! Dang, the judge saw right thru him. It will be really interesting to see if he starts paying you. The poor sap sounds like the type who will blame his poor existance on you tho so I'm sure you'll hear plenty from him. He makes me sick and I don't even know him. I just don't understand a man who thinks he doesn't have to financially help in raising his own children. Is is living with his parents? I'm surprised they let him get away with his crap. I'd of booted his hiney out the door a long time ago.
Skeeter, We finally got some rain last night, 3/10th of an inch but thats better than nothing. They are saying we may get more rain this week and I've got my fingers crossed. And the past 3 days have been downright miserable with this humidity and high temps. When its like that, I stay indoors most of the time. The humidity is down today and its in the mid 80's so its much better today. Its to bad the squirrel babies didn't have some kind of markings that would help you recognize them. Maybe that timid one is Miss Piggy's boyfriend. That would be neat if it was Miss Piggy.
Marybeth, I'm glad you are getting some kind of severance pay and will also be able to draw unemployment. They are saying that there are so many people taking the early retirement package that it will probably cut down on the amount of people they have to lay off. I still have a big fear of losing my job. Hopefully my senority will be a help to me. But also with all these people who are retiring, who will do their jobs. They say they are only planning to fill half of them.
Well, I'd better get going. Marlana, hope you are having a good time with the kiddies. Take care everyone.
07-24-2002, 11:52 AM
Hi Girls~~This is a quick one...I'm camping with the kids and wore plumb out. One more day and night and I can almost rest. I'm giving myself a couple of hours before I come home and hit the trail trying to catch up here. I'll try to get in here tomorro night. I just come home to fix his lunch for tomorrow and feed the fish.
Have a good one.
07-24-2002, 12:42 PM
Help me. I cn not get off the cycle. I yo-yo btwn 220-215 lbs and can not get past this. I am H2O chall. and wt Chall but can not seem to get pst this. Wht do I do. :shrug:
07-25-2002, 09:33 PM
Hey Everyone :wave:
I was in the middle of writing a post this afternoon and the power went off and I lost it. I should have paid more attention to that distant thunder that I was hearing. I got used to having a good surge protector with a battery backup that gave me time to save everything and shut this thing down the right way. I need to pay more attention to the weather now that my surge protector went to the bone yard. We have had thunder storms every day this week which has kept me off this thing a lot.
Marlana~I have worked all week getting ready to have my two grandkids here. I think that I am just about ready for them now. :lol: I went grocery shopping on Tuesday and was looking in sections that I don't normally pay any attention to. I couldn't believe all the junk that is being sold to serve children. Colored taco chips, chocolate French fries........not in my house. I had to eliminate food coloring in my children's diets when they were young so I don't think that I will feed that stuff to my grandkids. I'm glad that they favor fruit over candy and love salads.
Sally~I am so glad that you got a good judge this time that was able to see what a jerk your ex is. That first one must have been a real idiot to let him get by without paying any support for this long. Did he go to jail for contempt of court after yelling at the judge? I hope that he leaves you alone from now on. you might want to save those emails in case you have to get a restraining order against him. I might have to get some advice from you while I have my grandkids. I have to get them up, feed them and get them off to vacation bible school every day while they are here. I haven't done that in about 15 years. Do you think that it is like, that you don't forget how?
Marybeth~Enjoy those days of leisure while you can. You are probably going to get hit with several job offers at the same time just as you get into staying at home. I am also having a hard time getting back into journaling. I just had a couple of bad days and now am eating okay but not writing it down. We know how those points can add up fast if we don't keep track of them. :nono:
JoJo~Did you find a better insurance company for your home? I have been telling everyone that I know about Nationwide and what they did to you. I fired Allstate for auto coverage several years ago for being as foolish. When I got divorced, I received a new policy that was higher. I called them to see why and was told it was because I was single and would be running around more in my car. I laughed as I told them to stick it where the sun don't shine. I joined State Farm and we are still with them. My husband has been with them since the early 70's and I hired them in the mid 80's. I am afraid to change companies because of all the nightmare stories that I have heard from people. We know what we will get with our company.
Luckymom~At least you aren't giving up and are still trying. You just have to keep trying until you find a system that works for you. These boards are a great place to get help and support. We would be glad to help you if we can and to listen and support you.
I think that I will be able to get this one posted. :D Y'all have a good evening and I will try to stay in touch while I have the kids. Oh yeah, my gingers are blooming and I wanted you to see one of the plants. I also have these in a lavender and a dark wine color.
07-26-2002, 08:55 PM
Hello Everyone~~I'm back from the camping trip and so tired still I can hardly wiggle. I've been working all day today to get all the things I got behind on while I was gone. A lot of towels to wash and dry. I don't even want to talk about what I ate while I was gone. All I will say is kids want to eat all the time!!! I will get the kids back on Sunday evening for a couple of days. Can't say I'm looking forward to it at all.
JoJo~~The heat is on here, up around a 100 today. I hate it when it's that hot. I've been watering all day and I will set it to water for 4 hours tonight. I scanned through all your post and didn't fine out if you got some more insurance or not. Did you find some? Glad you've found out you don't need the friend ship of the two ladies you work with.
Well I didn't make it through with the post today, I'll be back tomorrow. I cannot stay awake. I'm sorry. Marlana
07-27-2002, 04:23 PM
This is a quick post as I've got some things to do before we have to go to my niece's bd party in awhile.
Marlana, no we haven't picked a new insurance yet, we're waiting to hear a final quote from one I'd like to go with. Its got to be done quickly cause we've got till 8/24 to finalize everything. I hope you are resting up today. No, I can't imagine you are all that anxious to get the kids back tomorrow night.
Skeeter, wow, those flowers are so pretty. They look so tropical. I'd like a tropical garden but I don't think they'd grow well here. I'd love to see a picture of the dark wine ones you mentioned. I'm so glad you are passing it around about Nationwide. I posted on another board without mentioning the name of the insurance and someone else wrote that they were canceled because of their dog to. We had Allstate years ago and they are way to expensive. We are waiting on a quote from one called Erie. So far they've been the most resonable, less than what we are paying now and they have a really good reputation.
Hey Luckymom, glad you posted with us. Some of us are following food plans and some of us are dreaming of getting back on a plan and sticking with it. You mentioned being h2o challenged, well, I'm exercise (gag) challenged lately and I used to love to pop my taebo tape in and work up a good sweat. I did buy another tape that I'd like to try out soon. Exercise is the key and I think one of the best forms of exercise with light weight training. It tones you much faster. Come back and tell us more about yourself and a big welcome to you.
Well, I'm going to get out of here. Take care everyone.
07-27-2002, 05:46 PM
Ok...I'm back again. I'll see if I can finish this before something else happens to stop me. I intended to get in here this morning and write. But I got my plans changed real quick. Hubby's Mommy Dearest called me and said she would be here Sunday afternoon. Great! Just what I needed was for her to come right now. I hadn't been home for days and I had to set in can clean everything. I'm not finished yet. I guess the kids and I will sleep in the RV tomorrow night. It will be the best anyway. I can take them out there and he and his Mommy can enjoy them selves. I still don't have all the cleaning done. I also have got to go and buy groceries too. Wish I had something to fill all this extra time I have on my hands. Do I sound like I'm in a bad mood, I am.
Marybeth~~Good to hear from you. I hope you land yourself a good job soon. Like I said the last time I was here, I don't even want to talk about food. Mine is off the map out of control. I'll have to fix a big dinner tomorrow. We found out just today that our daughter was still in Okla. City as of a couple of months ago. I feel sorry for her, she must be one of the most unhappy people I know, to pull a stunt like this one. Out of my hands though. Get that husband lined out. Mine is going to get the shock of his life when he retires. I am no longer going to build my life around him. I'm going to bed when I want to and get up when I want to.
Skeeter~~We haven't had rain in so long I don't remember what it looks like. It keeps me busy just trying to water everything from the garden to the flowers. I also have to water the house. That's right the house. We rocked this house a few years ago and when it gets dry the dirt cracks away from the foundation and if we don't water it, it could cause the rocks to crack. I've got my back in those rocks so I water the darn house. I didn't enjoy the camp out, but I can tell you I was more than ready for it to be over. I felt like I needed a week by myself to recover. Of course I didn't get it. I still don't have the ice box emptied out. I need to do that here in a little bit. I guess you will have your grand kids next week won't you? Good luck! What the heck is a cho. French fry??? You know those cho chip cookies I baked, those kids hardly touched them. They thank a cookie has to come out of a package. Give you one guess who ate a bunch of them.
Teresa~~ So glad to see you back. Sounds like you've been having a rough time of it. Hang in there on the food plan, it will pay off in the long run. I'm not even going to try to get back on one until Monday. Too darn much going on here. Welcome back girl.
Sally~~YOU GO JUDGE. Sounds like it must have been a great day for you. I would have like to of been there. He must be a real winner.
Luckymom1~~You just keep on plugging away trying to get your act together. This is not easy. But it isn't over until you quit trying. Your welcome to join in with us and keep on trying. We'll support you the best we can.
Well ladies I thank I got through with a post finally. Now I'm going out and jump in the pool. Doesn't that sound nice. It is, but I'm taking a brush with me because Algae got a really good start while I was gone and I've got to brush it lose from the sides. Hope everyone is having a good week end.
07-28-2002, 04:46 AM
Hi everyone. I was reading your posts and was enjoying all the stories of your lives. I was wondering can I join in the fun? My bio is this...
I am 29, married, we have 2 boys (7 & 8), and 2 girls (6 & 11 going on 20). I attend college part time and 3/4 time while kids are in school. I also work at the college part time while attending. I usually work in the summer doing seasonal work testing cotton but the season is running a little behind. I am a big volunteer at our childrens school.
I have not always been overweight but once I had my first child was when I ballooned from 120 to 200. Since then my weight has only gone down as low as 175 and as high as 265(pregnant). I am 5.3 on a bad day and shoot for 5.4 on a good day. Without a pregnancy my highest weight was 225 last September. My current weight is 202.5. I have been using Slim Fast and regular daily exercise to get my weight to come down. My goal is to be at 200 by the end of the month. Be at 190 by September 1. Then ultimately be at 150 by my 30 th birthday in April. My exercise varies between yoga, aerobics, walking, stepper, ab roller, and a twister. Sometimes my day can have a mix of some or all.
Well there isn't much more to tell about me. I will be interested in reading more posts in the days to come. Bye.
07-28-2002, 10:14 AM
Kina~~Boy your as busy as I am, maybe more so. However we are doing different things. Girl you have got a very good start to getting rid of the excess pounds. And I might say a great attitude and plan to finish the job. At your age I got on a very serious plan for life. I weight about 176 pounds and I decided that I was going to take the weight off by my birthday or I was going to except myself as I was. By grapy I wish I weighed 176 now. Needless to say my plan did not work. Girl I'm here to try and support you in geting to your goal by your birthday. You can do it, you can do it. Focus Focus Focus. And don't ever give in or up. And welcome to our group, we are very pleased to have you here.
07-28-2002, 12:32 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome Marlana. Wow pictures and all. My goodness I feel very special. Well thank you so much for the motivating message. I feel very positive about this time around. This is the first time I have been so determined and actually get the weight to come...slowly but it is coming off.
Last night I got my workout with the stepper/twister and I also got my yoga in. I hadn't done my yoga in a few days. I plan to get my aerobics back into a routine.
Yesterday my mom bought an exercise machine...I think it is an elliptical machine. I have been wanting to get one of those but they are beyond my spending money. But she found this one for only $35 at a garage sale. She doesn't know if it is a elliptical machine but the way she describes it I think it is. I can't wait. I am going to go over to workout and I am too excited about it. Crazy person here watch out coming through. I never thought I would be so pumped about exercising.
I have to go DH is waiting on me to get my butt dressed so that we can go. Lots of positive thoughts to all of you. Thanks for welcoming me to the thread.
07-28-2002, 04:51 PM
I just got home from running a few errands and it was warm when I left but when I walked out of the grocery store, it about took my breath away. It is way to humid for me. I was going to go out and put some feed in the bird feeder but I'm having second thoughts about going out there even for just a few minutes. Poor birdies. They are probably to hot to eat anyway.
I think I lost my mind early this morning while watching the shopping channel. I ordered a pair of sandals that cost $99, Yikes!!!! I won't reveal to dh how much they cost. They are Birkenstocks and those are the only sandals I can find that have the kind of arch support I need. I've been looking and trying on sandals for about 6 weeks now and I just can't find any I like that fit me right or have a good arch support. I keep telling myself that Birkies last forever and I'll get my moneys worth out of them. I've got one pair I've been wearing for 4 years now and they are in very good shape. The thing I like about Birkies is that the foot bed will form into your own orthodic after awhile. Some of the birkies are downright ugly but they are coming out with some really cute styles anymore. I'm not going to think about the cost tho.
Marlana, it feels like its over 100 degrees today. I'm not a winter person but I perfer a mild winter to a hot and humid summer. Hopefully you won't have to spend all your time entertaining your MIL, especially with having little kids there. Did you read my post where I said I may have found an insurance? I've got my fingers crossed anyway. If everything can be switched in time, I plan to write Nationwide and cancel on them before they cancel us, the jerks.
Kina, welcome to the group. The postings have been a little slow lately, everyone is busy now that summer is here. How do you find time for everything. Do you ever get to sit down or even sleep? :lol: It sounds like you are doing really good with your plan. I tried Slim Fast for awhile, but after about a week, I started getting nauseated after I'd have a shake. I'm not following a plan right now but keep trying to start. I think I'm going to have to start exercising first to get me on track again. Gosh, if thats an eliptical machine your mom bought for $35 she got a great deal. I can never find deals like that. I'm always behind the person who finds them and theres no more left. Anyway, welcome, we are so glad you are here.
Well, I'm going to scoot on out of here and put on some cooler clothes and get a load of laundry going. Take care everyone.
07-28-2002, 10:07 PM
Hello to everyone. Well we just got back from mom & dad's. I saw her new garage sale find. Wow it is an elliptical machine. I had never been on one before. But I had heard of their results for a while. I had been wanting to invest in one. But they are so much plus I don't have the room here at the house.
I got on it and it was nice. I could hardly stand 10 min on it but I did it. Man I wish mom didn't live so far away. It is a 30 min drive to me that is far especially when I have to rush back to greet the kids after school. Then I will start working soon. Well I hope to feel those 10 min tomorrow I doubt but one can dream. I will be doing my workout tonight. Probably the yoga.
JoJo...I don't know how I do it all but I do it. There are times when I have to sit down and take a breath (just one) and just regroup. I am very blessed and I think that is what gives me the strength. There are som days that, girl, I just don't want to talk to anybody. That is when i know I need my time with my yoga DVD. LOL. That or a chocolate bar. Just kidding I haven't had any chocolate since my little ones 6th birthday on the 3rd of July. I think alot has to do with the fact that my children are older and very helpful. My husband is a truckdriver so depending on him is unrealistic. But I can always depend on him for moral support. Whenever the semester gets to the point where I am feeling overwhelmed he is there to give a helping hand or give me that focus. He can't take the load off my back but what he does is for me is much appreciated. I am crossing my fingers that work will be calling me in to get started for the season. I can't wait.
Well I am out of here. Thanks for allowing me into your virtual family. Kina
07-29-2002, 06:09 AM
Morning Ladies~~I thought I would be through with grand kids this morning, but instead I'm getting them this morning until tomorrow. My kids just can't get their plans together and go through with them. MIL did not spend the night after I broke my butt trying to get the house all in order. Even put the new really nice sheets on my big ol king size bed for her. She said she would be here at 1:30 but showed up at 11:30. grrrrrrrrrr I was still cleaning. I just quit and said to H#** with it all. Frankly I was glad she went home. Now if I could just get out of this grand child mode I would feel better. But never the less I'm getting back on a food plan TODAY!!!!
Kina~~Hey that is great you got the exercise thingie you had wanted in the first place. I don't go to garage sales much anymore, but I love to go to them. Don't know why I don't go. Well I do know, I have everything I can fit in this house. I hope the new machine works out really well, and helps you meet you weigh loss goal. I'm hoping to join you in the chase to lose the extra pounds. Your doing great just keep on keeping on.
Jo Jo~~I couldn't believe it when I got up at 3:00 AM it is raining. Boy do we need that, we've got cracks in the ground a inch wide. I was watering the house yesterday. Yeap...watering the house. We have a rock house and the ground cracks away from the foundation and if I don't water it the rocks can crack. Well I agree with you girlfriend you've lost you ever lovin mind. Sandals for 99.00! In my dreams. They must be really good ones. I thank the fact that the kids was going to be here is what sent MIL home. Ha Ha Kids didn't come.
Guess that's it for today. It's 5:00 AM and I have 5 hours before kids gets here. You all have a great day.
07-29-2002, 04:38 PM
Hello Yíall :wave:
Well good news, at 4:15 last Friday afternoon I got a call and Iíve had a Ďstay of executioní and my semi-retirement is on hold till after the first of the year. Thatís right ladies Iím moving over to our Packaging Resources Group and will be covering for someone going on maternity leave plus doing some additional analytical work, same salary and benefits. My current boss told me to get up there, do a great job and you never know what may happen. Iím just grateful to be working, as the employment picture here in the Richmond, VA area is not good.
Food is still not good, but getting better at least Iíve been doing a little exercise. Well Iíll be out of the loop till August 5th. Iím going to the Longaberger Conference first thing tomorrow AM till late Saturday or early Sunday. Have a good week and I see you from my Ďnewí job!
07-29-2002, 09:10 PM
Hello everyone. I know some of the people here and others are new. I was a part of this board at the end of last year and have been gone for many months. I have missed coming here.
First, I want to thank you for all of your support when I was here. I was picked up when I was down and helped oalong when I needed it most. Someone mentioned a website for weight lifting and I went to it because I used to lift and loved it.
I found the reason for my lack of weight loss. It was my diet. I switched from low fat to low carbohydrate and it has given me much success! Thank you whoever it was that led me to this WOL!
I would love to get reaquainted with all of you if you all don't mind. I still need support, even if my goal is 20-25 lbs. away.
I am so grateful for this board!
Thanks! :D Amber
07-30-2002, 09:30 AM
Welcome back Amber. I am new to this thread as well. The people are very nice.
Wow let me congratulate you now on you weight loss. I find it a bit discouraging but encouraging all at the same time. Why? Well you and I were weighing abou the same back in September 2001 and look at your current weight. I can't say the same for myself. What am I doing wrong? Better yet what should I be doing? How did you do it? I must know. I thought I was doing so well. But you know I would love any tidbits to improve the weightloss. Here I am hoping to be at 150 by next April and you only pounds away from that. My goodness. Let me know what I can do.
Hello to everyone. I started back to work yesterday and I am aching all over. I thought with all the exercising I have been doing it would be a snap. NOPE! It wasn't very bad. But this morning I am feeling like I was lifting weights all evening.
Marlana I wish I could say it was my exercise machine. It's my mom's but I have access to it if I just ask. But my mom lives 30 min away and that to me seems so far. Well now that i am working there is just no way that I will get out there maybe on the weekends if I am lucky.
Well the kids are already at school so now is my chance to get a little more sleep before going in this afternoon. Talk more later. Thanks for your support. Wishing you all a wonderful day full SMILES.
07-30-2002, 01:06 PM
Thank you Kina for the welcome back! :D I have to say, I was about where you were in about February. I stayed under 15 grams of fat a day and exercised 6 days a week for anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours! I had about had it. I actually gained weight back after being particularly good for 4 weeks. Not a single cheat! When I weighed myself I had gained four pounds! I wasn't near TOM either! :mad: I was about to buy my first "You are beautiful no matter what" book when someone told me about Krist Smash. It's a women's bodybuilding site that promotes Low Carbohydrate lifestyle. Just as I was looking into it, my mom came to me with great news that she had lost 12 pounds in the last 2 weeks. Now what would you think? Yep, fad diet, "mom, you're gonna kill yourself!" She says, "Read the book." Well, I did. I also did research on it medically. It is safe and it works. So, I figured I didn't have anything to lose, except weight, but I didn't think it would happen, although I really related to the symptoms of insulin resistance. I gave it a shot for two weeks.
I had a headache for two days (caffeine withdrawl) and was a bit sick to my stomach for a couple of days, but on the fourth day, it was like I rolled back the clock ten years! I had energy, even after my weight training in the afternoon. My aches were gone, and for the first time in years, I didn't have to sleep almost upright because my heartburn was gone!
Anyway, I've very steadily lost with this lifestyle. I had on week when I gained a pound. It was during TOM and it went away after the week was done. I think this works for me because my family has a history of heart disease and diabetes. Carbs aggravate these greatly. And the best part of the whole thing is the fact that I have NO cravings and I have to remind myself to eat or I'll forget! Oops, it's two o'clock already! I'd better eat something before I weight train! Stuff like that.
I'm sorry this is so long and it sounds like a commercial. I have gone crazy with it! I love being a success story finally after so many failures! I feel like those women who did so well on the WW and Jenny Craig commercials! I have told a lot of people about Low Carb when they're frustrated about the lack of weight loss in their diet. I think everyone has a specific way they can lose weight. Mine just involves less carbs, more protein and much more fat.
O.K. that's it. I'm done and I'm getting of the stage before you throw vegetables at me. Wait....that's a good thing......Mmmmmmmmm.......gimme broccoli!:dizzy:
07-30-2002, 08:56 PM
Well, not much is going on here. I'm just waiting for Big Brother to start. Our cable co added some more channels and switched all the others around so now it takes forever trying to remember the new ones.
I just had a call from I think it was Ameritech. The guy was trying to get me sign up for their DSL internet but I said no it was to expensive but then he said that they've lowered the price to $29 a month. I may just have to go for that. Everyone I know who has dsl loves it. I'll have to think about it for awhile. Plus I wonder if the lowered price is permananent or just a short time offer.
Hi Amber, yep I remember you. Sounds like you've done really good with your weight loss. I'm still not on a plan and I need to be so badly but I've just had a hard time getting myself going. I am such a carb addict that I think I'd have a really hard time following a low or no carb plan. I tried to follow atkins for awhile and I just didn't think I could do without the carbs. A friend at work lost a whole lot of weight on Atkins and she swears by it. I will say I think the fact you are doing the weight training is great. People always say that muscle weighs more but a pound is a pound no matter what. Muscle is smaller and more compact where fat is bigger (and lumpier). People might see the scale go up a big with the weight training but they don't realize that as your building muscle, you are burning the fat faster and you are becoming more compact. I know all this but yet I'm not doing it. I need a swift kick to get me going.
Kina, is yoga hard to do with extra weight on you? I had one tape, a very basic beginners tape, but I had the worst time. Which one are you using? If anything, I could use it for some relaxation and maybe it would help me sleep better at night. I'm glad your hubby is there to help you out as often as he can. My hubby wanted to be a truck driver but I just didn't want a life where he was on the road all the time. I'd worry to much for one thing.
Marlana, yesterday we had rain all around us but it just stayed away from us. We did get a little bit last week which help to green up the grass a bit. That was nice of your mil to not spend the night. :lol: Are the kiddies gone yet? Sounds like you need a couple days to just chill out for awhile.
Marybeth, thats great you got a reprieve at your work. Even if its doing something else, your still there. Congrats. I know that is a big load off your mind. It sounds like they picked you for a reason and feel that you are capable of doing the work.
Well, I'm going to get going now. Take care everyone.
07-30-2002, 10:30 PM
Hey Everyone :wave:
We picked two grandkids up from Orlando on Saturday and have not had a minutes rest since. :lol: We are all enjoying vacation bible school though. I help in the kitchen each day fixing lunch. The husbands or everyone that is working also show up for lunch each day. We are all really having a good time.
Marlana~I have discovered that the mornings are easy. The kids get right up and get dressed. It the evening hours when they get a little bored or are just wired up, that get a little tense for me. I am used to a lot of peace and quite instead of two kids horsing around and making a lot of noise. They always seem to end up fighting too. The chocolate french fries were in with the rest of the frozen french fries at the store. I didn't look at them close because it sounded terrible. They also had sour cream and chive french fries that didn't sound too bad.
JoJo~I looked at those gingers again and thought of the time when I first moved down here and they do look tropical. I love seeing things that I take for granted like someone else sees it for the first time. It makes life so much more rewarding and enjoyable. The picture that I am going to attach is not the best and the color isn't right but it is close. I'll attach the lavender ones the next time that I post. I'm glad that you have found a better insurance company.
Kina~Welcome to the group. We are always glad to get to know new people. I haven't been very successful at losing weight but I sure have made some good friends here. You sound like you are a very busy lady with a good plan. I hope that you are successful and we can all help each other. I also noticed that you are from Texas, I'll bet it is hot there too. I have a brother in Dallas.
Marybeth~Congratulations on the chance to prove your value to that company. They are sure to discover that you are needed permanently. You go girl :D Have a good time at your conference.
Amber~Welcome back. I remember when you were here before and am glad to find you back with us. You have done just great with your weight loss. Makes me feel a little ashamed that I am not doing any better than I was back then. Please don't apologize for a long post or talking about your food plan, we love that kind of post when it has been so successful. That is the whole purpose of this board.
I started writing this post this afternoon and just got back to finish it and it is now bedtime. That's one of the biggest changes that these two grandkids have made here; there is now a bedtime. There is also a timeout. :lol: Anyhow, I am totally exhausted and can't wait to get to bed. Y'all have a great week and pray for me to make it through this week.
07-31-2002, 05:23 AM
Morning Girls~~It's early in the morning and I decided to get my day started right and get myself in here and proclaim that I'm starting a new life today. After having 4 kids for a week I feel like I have a pretty darn good life, but I have a few adjustments I need to make to it in order to be a little happier. A little structure is what I need. Today I will have priorities.
Marybeth~~I'm so glad that you get to stay on with your job. But for God's sake couldn't they have told you months ago. It's as if your small little life doesn't deserve any respect at all. If you ask me that was a really bad way to handle it. They could have told you months ago and saved you a lot of stress. I have no use for the big shots in company's. Maybe like myself, now that the stress has let up you can find your way back to a good food plan.
Amber~~I remember you. We have a lot of people that come in and join and never come back. I don't know why..maybe they don't like us after all, maybe they found out that they still have to stop eating to lose weight, or maybe like myself they just can't find their way back. Anyway, Welcome back! I hear you when you talk about carbohydrates. Your coming back in here just may be such a blessing to me. It reminded me of how I got started losing weight before. I got out of the carbs. Today I start with no carbs for breakfast, and just controlling them the rest of the day, cutting way back on them. I know they are a problem for me. Thanks for coming back, you've given me hope again. I wasn't the one that gave you the link to the site that got you going in the right direction, but would you mind sharing it with the rest of us???
Jo Jo~~I'm glad to report not near as much going on here this morning either. I do have tons of work to do and grocery's to buy, and now that I thank about it I have a full day. I had a really clean house before the kids got here, it looks like a storm come through it now. I also had their dog, yep, don't what happened to me that I let that dog come here. Although I must say it is such a nice little dog for kids. It's not highper ( that is spelled wrong) I can't stand dogs that can't be still. Anyway it's got a mess made out of my back porch, well mostly it was the kids that made a mess. I would love to have DSL, but I only pay 9.95 a month for a great ISP, can't afford 29.00.
Skeeter~~I was shocked to see you had been here. Girlfriend, my kids are gone and I feel like I've been let out of jail camp. All I can tell you is just keep looking at the light at the end of the tunnel. You know I was just thanking I need to send you a letter, but I also feel like I want to go back to bed. I haven't tried out half the things on this puter, I'm going to try the recorder this morning. I've got to go to town today and my hair has got to go, it's driving me nuts. I can't seem to get anyone to cut it short enough. I just read your post. It's the horsing around that just drive me up the wall. Brett was so wired up last night before they come to get them. Bobby went to bed at 7 and there wasn't any way in H#** I could keep him quite. We are like you and your hubby, just us all the time and quite.
Kina~~Oh I'm sorry, I misunderstood about the machine. I thought she had picked it up for you. I guess I was thanking about myself if I had found one at a garage sale, I might have bought it for someone else but not me. I hope having to go back to work wasn't a big disappointment for you. Some women like to have an outside job and some don't. I DON'T AND HAVEN'T MOST OF MY LIFE. But believe me I had plenty to do at home to keep me busy. I don't know how we would have kept this place going if I had of had a job outside the home.
Going back to bed now....Have a good one girls.
07-31-2002, 05:28 AM
Girls I just noticed that this thread if full, I'm starting 148, see you there.