Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again...#193




thinthinker
07-24-2002, 10:24 AM
WELCOME

We are a group of people who are working together to lose our excess weight.
We are on different plans and are of different sizes.
We want to invite everyone to join us in our journey.
We share laughter and tears.
We share what works for us and what doesn't.
We recently started a Topic of the Day.

Monday........Motivation Monday
Tuesday.......Tuesday Tips
Wednesday.....Wednesday Weigh ins
Thursday......Thankful Thursday
Friday........Friday Facials, Fingernails and Fun
Saturday.......Sit-up Saturdays - any physical activity
Sunday.........Soup and Salad Sunday - recipes

These are not required topics ...just ideas to share. We have found them very helpful. We also share heartaches and fears...joys and celebrations.

Please feel free to jump right in with us.
And be sure to check if there is a second page. We don't want anyone to miss any posts.

WELCOME!!!!


thinthinker
07-24-2002, 11:08 AM
Hi Everybody! :wave: It's been so long since I started a new thread I had to go back 45 days in the archives to find one that I could copy/paste the intro from. Lazy, aren't I??? And ashamed that I had to go back that far. :o

I was out til almost midnight last night helping my girlfriend paint. I woke up this morning and parts of me I didn't know I had ached! :eek:

We're supposed to go up north for a couple of days next week. I'm not sure if I really want to or not. It's to my girlfriend's family's lodge. It's back in the woods, on a private lake. I really do love to swim, but just can't see myself enjoying it with everyone around. Chicken, I know. If you guys can do it, I should be able to too. But one look in the mirror at this butt, and I just shake my head. Besides, it will be that TOM and the older I get, the crappier I feel.

Geez, now that I promised the last time that I was here that the next time I posted I would be more upbeat, I guess I lied! :rolleyes: Can't win.......lately, anyways.

Michelle: It sounds like you've made a good choice about school. There's no sense getting yourself soooo stressed about it. Take your time, it will come. * Thanks for the advice about food. I think you're right. I do need to concentrate more on myself and the heck with everyone else. If they want to eat what I eat, great. If they don't, they can make something on their own. They're big boys! LOL

Lucky: If I could just peek out of this bottomless pitt I'm in I would feel much better. * I don't know why the color thing didn't work for you. You have blue and red in your last post. All you need to do is remember that you need to put the [/color] at the end of each color before starting a new one, if you're doing the colors by hand. If you're doing it using the pull down bar, it should work without you having to do anything else. * Yes, eating alone is a problem. My mother is a widow and she eats alone. It is very tough for her to stay OP. She is nibbling all the time. I guess the only thing I think I would do is really stock up on Lean Cuisines and Smart Ones. Lots of them are very tasty and if I didn't have to cook for 3 or 4, I would eat them more often.

2cute: I'm so glad you checked to see if beetles were LC! OMG, that's a GREAT story!

Baylee: Thanks for the food message. It's funny, because I think we all know the right answer, look at what Michelle said and what I said back. It's just a matter of DOING IT!! Geez, you'd think we'd follow our own best advice once in awhile.

Mary: WOW, you are going to have one very hectic schedule. I hope you can still slip in some time for you.

Susie: Hey girl, you are still so on the go. My goodness! That new job has just been stress, stress, stress! You need to take some time for you, too!

I guessed I missed where everyone else is. Malia hasn't left for her trip yet, has she? Tina's computer probably broke down again. Andria is so busy writing for the paper. Kat's probably so excited to have her kids back home, she's got no time for us right now. Sara went to NYC. Duckie, where are you? No excuses, girl!

Have no fear, this thread isn't going anywhere. We'll all be here till we die. :D Oh, as far as chat, it goes a bit too fast for me, with everyone talking at the same time. But I'd love to talk with you so if you use ICQ or AIM and want my screenname, just give me a holler and I'll PM it to ya.

You know, it's funny, but as I sit here, I think I may have figured out what my food problem is here of late. When the youngest was still in school and the oldest left for class late, then DH and I were alone and had quiet time and dinner together. Now that the youngest is home, the oldest still goes to class late, and I feel almost guilty about putting on a nice meal for the 3 of us as the oldest is walking out the door and won't be able to eat with us. Does that make any sense? It's like I don't want him to come home and feel more left out because he didn't get to sit and watch TV with us AND he missed a good meal. Boy am I weird!!! :sp: I guess I'll have to try and get over that, after all the youngest isn't around for a good dinner when he's in school, right??? Sorry, it's the mom in me thing going on. :spin:

Well, I guess I'll run. I have the day off so maybe I can muster some ambition and get something done around here. You all be good!

"I wish I were honest enough to admit all my shortcomings:
- brilliant enough to accept flattery without it making me arrogant;
- tall enough to tower above deceit;
- strong enough to treasure love;
- brave enough to welcome criticism;
- compassionate enough to understand human frailities;
- wise enough to recognize my mistakes;
- humble enough to appreciate greatness;
- staunch enough to stand by my friends;
- human enough to be thoughtful of my neighbor;
- and righteous enough to be devoted to the love of God."
~~Gordon H. Taggart

wic
07-24-2002, 02:40 PM
I'M SOOOO GLAD TO FIND THIS SITE...MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. I HAVE ALWAYS WISHED THERE WAS SOME PLACE I COULD GO TO AND TALK WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHO WERE GOING THROUGH THE SAME STRUGGLE I AM. I AM SO MOTIVATED NOW, I THINK SOMEONE IS GOING TO HAVE SCRAPE ME OFF OF THE CEILING!!!!!! OKAY, DOWN TO BUSINESS. I LIVE IN CHARLOTTE, NC, JUST BEEN HERE 1 YEAR NOW. HAVE ALWAYS HAD THE WEIGHT LOSS STRUGGLE SINCE I WAS ABOUT 13, SEEN THE CALVIN KLIEN COMMERCIAL FOR THE JEANS WENT TO GET A PAIR AND THE SALES LADY LOOKED AT ME AND SAID,'I DON'T THINK THEY COME IN YOUR SIZE!":( ONE LITTLE NOTE ABOUT ME, "I CAN BE VERY VAIN AT TIMES". ON WITH MY FAT LIFE STORY...WELL THE DR SAID IT WAS JUST BABY FAT AND IT WOULD GO AWAY...YEAH, RIGHT!!!!MY NEXT VISIT TO HIM WAS WHEN I WAS 19 AND IN COLLEGE, I HAD TO GO BECAUSE OF THE MIGRANE HEADACHES I WAS HAVING. HE TOOK ONE LOOK AT ME AND SAID,"WHAT'S NEW BESIDE'S ALL OF THE EXTRA WEIGHT!!!! OF COURSE THIS DR HAS ALWAYS BEEN GORGEOUS, AND BOY DID I FEEL LIKE A BEACHED WHALE...WELL HE QUICKLY GAVE ME A SCRIPT FOR THE HEADACHES, SAT DOWN WITH ME AND SAID,"I'M VERY CONCERN ABOUT YOUR WEIGHT, YOUR JUST 19 AND YOUR WEIGHING 7 POUNDS SHY OF 200LBS.:( HE SAID DON'T WORRY, WE'LL TAKE CARE OF THAT. HE GAVE ME DIRECTIONS AND AN APPT TO A WEIGHT LOSSCLINIC THAT HE HAD JUST OPENED!!! I WAS REALLY SCARED I HAD NEVER BEEN ON A DIET BEFORE!!! I KNEW I WAS GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOMETHING, I HAD BEEN COMPLETELY FED UP WITH SEEING ALL OF MY SKINNY GIRLFRIENDS HAVING A GREAT TIME AND MEETING AND GOING OUT WITH GUYS. I WAS DAMN DETERMINED TO DO THIS TOO.. THE DR. WAS RIGHT WE TOOK CARE OF THAT 76LBS IN 6 MONTHS:eek: BUT IT WAS COMPLETLY DR SUPERVISED AND ALL I ATE WAS JUST NORMAL EVERY DAY FOOD (OF COUSRE NOT 1 BIT OF FRIED OR FAST FOOD, SUGAR, VERY LITTE BREAD) I HAD TO WALK ONE MILE 4 DAYS A WEEK. I WAS SO PROUD OF MYSELF:smug: AND BOY DID I LOOK GREAT..OKAY I'M BEING MODEST, I LOOKED HOTTTTT:devil: ALL MY SATURDAY NIGHTS WHERE BOOKED.... THEN I FINALLY MEET A REALLY NICE GUY, WE GOT MARRIED AND HAD A BABY. THE END. :mad: I WISH IT WAS THAT EASY BUT I DID GET MARRIED(11YEARS NOW), HAD A BABY(A BOY 9 YEARS OLD). BUT GUESS WHAT DURING ALL OF THAT BLISS THE WEIGHT CAME BACK:shrug: NOW I FIND MYSELF UNABLE TO LOSE THE WEIGHT AGAIN...HELPPPPPPP! TIRED IT ALL WW, JENNY, LA, I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND THE MOTIVATION UNTIL LAST WEEK, WHEN I DID A SEARCH ON WEIGHT LOSS AND BINGO... I WAS COMPLETLY OVERWHELMED BY ALL THE INFO... BUT AFTER 48 HOURS OF SURFING AND CHATTING I CAME ACROSS "3 FAT CHICKS", AND I THOUGHT THIS HAS TO BE A JOKE:lol: BUT NO, AND I'M HERE.... BOY THIS IS GETTING LONG... LONG STORY STORY SHORT:lol: I'M REALLY MOTIVATED NEED TO LOSE THAT 76 POUNDS AGAIN BUT FOR DIFFERENT RESONS, I'M NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER AND I'M AFRAID I'LL GET REALLY SICK AND NOT BE ABLE TO ENJOY THE REST OF MY LIFE. bUT ALSO I'M STILL PRETTY VAIN, AND I WILL LOOK HOTT AGAIN BEFORE I DIE....THIS IS TOO LONG, BUT THANKS FOR LISTENING TO MY FAT LIFE STORY, AND I'LL ALWAYS BE WILLING TO LISTEN TO ANYONE...wic


QueenB
07-24-2002, 03:33 PM
Hey guys!! :wave: How is everyone today?I just wanted to hop in real quick to remind you guys I'M LEAVING FOR FLORIDA TODAY!!!!!! :cb:

Remember, I told you a week or so ago? I will be leaving today and will be back on Monday...... I will be leaving in about 4 hrs. and I'm not even close to having everything ready. You will also have to pray for me. This is everyone who is going: Me, dh & boys. Bad enough, huh? Well, let's add a few more mixed nuts into this demented salad------mother in law, father in law, dh's grandmother & aunt, sister in law, brother in law and neice. :fr: Yep, we've got everyone but the family dog, Fletch. :lol: The last time we all took a trip together, we had to come back a day early because everyone was fighting so much. You would have thought we would have learned our lesson then, but NO.......as in life, I am a glutton for punishment. Or maybe JUST a glutton. Anyways, (imagine the oh so catchy tune from Willie Nelson) "On the road again......just can't wait to get on the road again"............See you when I get back. Pray I don't eat my weight in seafood!

I don't have time to respond to everyone, but I do want to say to
mic: Welcome! This is one fantastic group. We are pretty close nit and share all of our troubles.....and our victories. We do not expect you to be perfect. You do not have to make a certain # of posts----just post. Come and tell us about your day.........good or bad. We accept all. You will find some pretty good advice here & don't be afraid to share some with us. Once again...........WELCOME! I look forward to seeing you on the board!

P. S. Did I forget to tell you I started the ol' monthly today? No swimming for me in Florida! :( Definitely do not want to resurrect the RED sea! :lol:

LuckyLadyBug
07-24-2002, 06:50 PM
Just a quick note...it worked....eating my own way and I wasn't sleepy, tired or fatigued today.

Will reply later tonight..have to go and cut tree branches....

katrinabgood
07-24-2002, 06:51 PM
And she is not going anywhere! This thread will NOT die out! Not while there is breath in my body! (Scarlett pose, once again...can you tell I love her?)

How are all my girls? Well...I guess I should know, having just read two and a half threads worth of stuff...Boy I really missed you guys! We stayed an extra day...were invited to spend the rest of the week and almost did, but I only brought so many articles of clothing with me and then my dh kind of guilted me into coming home...he said "it's THEIR vacation, you know..." Yeah but they love having me and my nephews love having my son...it works out well...dh has been on nights all week, so he sleeps during the day...he doesn't need us...anyway we're back but going back down tomorrow afternoon. (it's only about an hour and a half drive from here, if that) We'll stay over and then I pick up my daughter Friday...see how things fall into place?? Should be a quicker ride to Philly from south Jersey than from here...gotta check "mapquest" and plan a route....

And now, the important stuff....I did NOT win my T-shirt as planned, but when I go back tomorrow, we intend to try again! :cb: :sheep: :cp: What grit...what determination...now if only I would apply that to my diet efforts!!! We spent two great days on the beach and I have the lovely, peeling, sunburned face to prove it...mmm...how pretty...:fr: Food was really not that bad...considering...of course I probably didn't need to order crabcakes TWICE in a four day span, {{**note to Michelle...crab is BIG in Maryland and the surrounding areas, but I am looking forward to mucho lobster when we go up to Maine...Lobster country!!**}} but I did eat lots of salad and drank lots of water...I swam 3 or 4 times, walked, a little, well... to the beach each day...about a block to the beach and then a block ON the beach, AND BACK AGAIN...oh yeah, I was huffing and puffing...I almost forgot...I was dancing for a good 2 hours on Sunday...I'm sure I stayed the same...will know Sunday when I get back to work...:cry: I'll weigh myself there...

I want to reply to every one, but the boy is hungry...I suppose I must cook...ugh...perhaps a burger on the grill...in any event...I SHALL RETURN!!

consider yourself warned...

thinthinker
07-24-2002, 08:44 PM
Hi everybody! :wave:

Back again, twice today. You all better be careful what you wish for. No threat of a thread dying out here. :nono:

Wic: Welcome to our humble corner of 3FC's. We kinda like it here and I think you will too. We just celebrated our second anniversary here. Come share with us and we will do likewise.

Kat: Welcome back! Your wit and humor (gee, isn't that the same thing?) were sorely missed. Glad your trip was good. You know beach walking is the best! It has something to do with how hard it is to walk on sand. :o

Lucky: By jove, you figured it out! I'd do anything (well, almost, within reason :lol: ) to get rid of this fatigue thing I've got going on.

Tina: Yup, you'd think you would learn. The family: DH, 2 boys, mom, MIL, FIL and I went last year to Mackinaw Island. NEVER again!!! Try keeping all those personalities happy on one trip, YIKES! :sp:

Well girls, I'm off to conquer some laundry. You all take care.

Grannie39074
07-24-2002, 09:08 PM
Hi all
We will not allow this thread to die out . We are all here to help each other. I need all of you.

Wic welcome to our humble abode come back often

I will try to make time for myself next month if I can I may be dragging:dizzy: I hope I can remember all that I need to :?:
Welcome back thin I have missed you.

Well I'm off to soak in a tub. :cb: :cp: :sp:

LuckyLadyBug
07-24-2002, 10:22 PM
Okay back from branch trimming, dragging, and slapping at mosquitoes. That was 6PM to 9PM and I haven't eaten dinner yet.

So, I might just say hi to some of you and finish up tomorrow.

Thin, I need to paint my living room ceiling and the kitchen....when your rested up of course.

Wic, I am with you, I want to look hot again too. Stick with us and we can do it. Welcome....

Tina, I know you will have fun...we will be waiting for stories....

Kat good to hear from you. It sounds like fun - all that traveling.

Mary, Oh, soak in the tub sounds so good......I don't have one anymore...:cry:

Well, off to have some chicken and then bed.....will be much more chatting this weekend....

katrinabgood
07-25-2002, 01:45 AM
Too tired to post now...though I really want to...catch you in the morning...

love,

2cute2Bfat
07-25-2002, 03:19 AM
Good morning friends. Here it is... Thankful Thursday again already. Boy do I have a lot to be thankful for. And one of those things is... ALL OF YOU !!!

This by FAR is the best group in any Bullentin Board site anywhere. I can't believe any of you feared that it would fold.
Why do you think it was soooo hard for me to make a change in my life? You guys are the best, the warmest, the friendliest, the most bonded group of women I could ever know.

There is NO WAY this group will ever fold !!!
I must admit... it hurt me when I read that you felt I had "bailed out" on you. I was even shocked.
I have posted several times since I made the decision to "cut back". Then I had to go visit my parents in Missouri. I got home late Wednesday night.

This group is as strong as ever. Every group goes through slow spells... especially in summer and at christmas.

F.E. A. R.

F. alse
E. vents
A. ppearing
R. eal

Do not fear this group folding. It is never going to happen.
We are family.... sisters in this journey to finding ourselves and our new way of living and eating.
At least I hope I am still one of the sisters. I have not left... I am only posting less.

Back to Thankful Thursday....

I am thankful for my new food plan (it is working great so far)
I am thankful for my new mobility (taking less pain pills for knees I am thankful for this computer (couldn't be here without it)
I am thankful for this group (my HOME group)

LuckyLadyBug
07-25-2002, 08:17 AM
Why do I feel I have to post here just to tell you I don't have time to post....?????? :?: :?:

I must truly be a "300+And Ready to Try Again" junky.

So it's off to work for me.

I think all on my agenda for tonight is to dig a hole so I will see you after that.

Grannie39074
07-25-2002, 08:46 AM
2cute good to hear your not leaving for good.
I'm off today but we have the going away party at work so i'll go in.
catch all of you later

MichelleK
07-25-2002, 09:01 AM
2Cute I'm sorry if I offended you but to be honest with you I was offended when you said that you were going to put more time in with the people on your other thread because they are doing LC dieting and thats what you need to do because WW doesn't do it for you. Well I feel it shouldn't matter what plan you are doing...just because some of us are doing WW and some are doing their own plan we still need you to be here with us as much as you can! I know everyone has a life and responsibilities, but you have been such and inspiration for us all. You are determined and a fighter. No matter what plan you are doing you can adapt some ideas here as well as the other site. The support and love here is overwhelming! The WW diet can be adapted to LC...its just what YOU do with it, what choices you make for your points or what choice YOU make for yourself when it comes to food. I don't want you to just post sporadically, I want you to post every day! You are one of the reasons I joined this group! You made it so much fun to come out here and talk and share everything about my life and weightloss journey! You don't have to post individually at all ever...you can work on that compulsive behavior by just posting generically, tell us how your day was, how you feel or a funny story (like the bug story..eeewwwww!!) ! I don't want to lose you to another site! I don't want this thread to dwindle off...I have seen that happen to several sites here. I love all you guys and look forward to meeting Kat one of these days and any of the rest of you we can manage to get together!

Ok I babbled enough for now! I have a job interview to go to today so I better start getting ready!

TTFN Michelle

2cute2Bfat
07-25-2002, 10:12 AM
Michelle... I am sorry I offended you. It was not my intention.
and yes ...LC and WW are definitely doable together.
But for me... I need to get a good foundation in LC because that is where my strength comes from. I even mentioned in my original post that when I am stronger to resist the temptations that are offered in WW I would be back even MORE.

I hope you go back and reread my post from #190 when I made my official announcement that I would be here "less".... that I also mentioned 8 times I would still be posting.... Just less.

I have every intention to post as often as I can.
I am just too weak to read at the moment. I have always shared that I am not strong under temptation and all of your good WW recipes and ideas are tempting to me. LOL
I just didn't want anyone to think I was ignoring them when I don't respond to pleas for help, or announcements of victories. I am not going to be reading as much.

Anyways... as I have said many times... we are FAMILY here.
And families sometimes have misunderstandings.
I hope this one is resolved and we can move on and all be happy for each other again.
And I am HAPPY... truly Happy !!
My food has been cheat free for 13 days now. :D :D :D

REmember me tellling you how I told my husband not to tempt me again with ice cream, candy and the such... well he has been a good boy. He still eats it in front of me... but he doesn't tempt me my asking to go get those nono's together.

And as far as my parents.... it is still as heart breaking as ever.
Monday we talked about calling Hospice... and WEdnesday my mom has rebounded once again. I guess I come from some pretty strong stock. LOL

Have a great on program day !!!
Let's hear it for Thankful Thursday !!!!

SusieH
07-25-2002, 10:48 AM
Hello all,

It is Thursday and I am at work (boo hoo), and we are cleaning out the old junk from the offices. I have already filled up 3 boxes and 2 bins full of trash and have a long way to go. I am tired and bored. I am ready to go home.

Yesterday wasn't such a good food day for me. I got into the frosted animal crackers and I think I ate about 30 of them. I just went off the hook....

Today is better, but I want to eat due to the boredom. I think I will drive to work tomorrow, so if the same thing happens, I will just leave and go shopping. I really need a new pair of sneakers. I walked 2.5 miles on Tuesday and ached from the first lap to the last. My feet still hurt.....OUCH!

This thread is NOT going to die!!!!!! I repeat...This thread is NOT going to die.....I will not let it.

Welcome to our new members.....

Have a great day.

Susie

katrinabgood
07-25-2002, 11:00 AM
Oh yes, I am truly thankful for this group of lassies...(girls, not dogs) The love and support here is fabulous, I love each and everyone of you! You guys are my strength and the reason I keep starting over (and over and over!)

Alas...I have to go again...I want to sit right down and have a good long post for myself but these outside forces keep pulling me in all directions...oil change, dental appt, lawn needs to be cut...and the need to get back to the island...
so I have to do the other stuff first before I can go...well.... the lawn is dry and brown enough,,,I'll let that one slide...

I should be back Friday night...will see you all then...

love ya!

Duckie25
07-25-2002, 11:10 AM
Hello All:wave:

Back to work so I can try to do some posting again, remember I work 8 days on 6 off, and on my days off I can't post cause I don't have a computer. But don't forget about me, I always come back.:smug:

Well I had an awsome week last week regarding my foods and weight loss, until the weekend:devil: I weighed my self on Friday, my weigh in day, and I lost a total of 5lbs for last week, I was so excited:D Then we went camping Friday till Sunday, and It was an awful camping trip, it rained and we had heavy winds, of course it was the first real rain fall in about 2 months, I shouldn't complain. I didn't think I ate to bad, didn't much out on chips or any junk but ate alot of BQ ( hot dogs, steak, hamburgers, smokies) alot of meats. So I weighed myself on Monday to see how bad I did all weekend, and of course I gained back the 5lbs, it makes me sick that I can gain 5lbs in 3 days, it's not fair:( So once again I have to start over from the beginning, ahh :sp:

Hope everyone is doing grrreat, it's hard to keep track of everyone and there's alot to read when I come back on shift so sorry I'm not up to speed with everyone yet. My next investment is to get a computer.

Check in Later

thinthinker
07-25-2002, 11:39 AM
Good Morning! :wave: Gosh, Thursday already. My how time flies! I'm thankful that my life is not even remotely close to the type of lives my two best friends have. Is it ok to say that???? :eek:

The one has 7 brothers and sisters. She has had her mother living with her for the past 12 years. Now the mother has mid stage Alzheimers. None of her siblings lift a finger to help, or even visit the mother. And now......her husband has had a heart attack (after working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day to support his family and the additional mouth to feed all these years).

The other one is the one I help paint the other day. She works full time, has three sons, a husband that had bypass surgery 4 years ago and cannot work. Her MIL moved in with them a year ago. Her husband has 5 siblings who, once again, don't lift a finger to help out or visit. But besides that, they criticize and argue about everything my friend and her husband try to do for their mother.

Am I glad to be an only child???? You betcha! After what I've seen of bigger families, I think I'm doing ok. :D

Ok, enough of my ranting. I am sitting here this morning with color on my hair. I have taken yesterday and today off from work. WooHoo! My intention was to get alot of stuff done around this house, but I've done nothing!!! :eek:

I have a huge project at the theatre this weekend. DH's company picnic is on Saturday at the zoo. That should be fun if it's not too hot. I wish it was today because it's going to the mid-70's and that would be great weather for the zoo. DH has promised to let me take his picture by the red-A$$ed baboons! Won't that be a Kodak moment???? :lol:

Sunday or Monday we are leaving for my friend's lodge up north in the woods. Actually as I type this, I think I've already told you that. Must be the early Alzheimer's kicking in! (thanks, dad) :rolleyes:

I'm listening to The View on ABC. I really like those personalities. Anyway, Star Jones is telling how she had a first date this weekend and she put on her bathing suit in front of the guy. (If you don't know, Star is a plus size 'chubby' woman). The girls were making a big deal of it and her comment was: I am who I am, what you see is what you get. If you don't like it, I DON'T CARE! Boy, if we all could have that attitude, wouldn't we all be so much better off?

Mary: That soak in the tub sounds good. I'd do that, but IF I got down into the tub, I'd never get back out of it. So no soaking for me! :o

2cute: I have to tell you that you have made me more aware of carbs. I have been looking at some of the stuff we've been eating, that is OP for me, and it's amazing to me how many carbs are in that stuff! I can see why you need the support of a site that specializes in low carb in order to get recipe and snack ideas, if nothing else, because my WW snack and recipes are certainly not low carb from what I'm seeing. I'm glad that the LC is working for you. 13 days is a nice roll. * I think your mother just must be the energizer bunny! She's been down and almost out so many times, it's amazing that she's still going strong. [[[hugs]]]

Susie: Don't ya just hate cleaning junk somewhere other than your house when you don't have time to do the stuff at home that you want to do. Makes me crazy!

Katrina: Have a good trip.

Lucky: What you don't understand is that no one will let me near a roller with paint. I'm allowed to do trim work. And then what I really love is sponge painting. Usually DH rolls everything and I follow with a sponge pattern. So if you want to have something sponged, I'm your girl!!! :)

Well girls, enough of this chatter. I put color on my hair before I sat down here and that was an hour and 7 minutes ago. Do you think the grey is covered yet???? All I know is it's hard as a brick! Love :love: to all.

"To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first."- William Shakespeare

thinthinker
07-25-2002, 11:43 AM
Hi Duckie: Sorry I missed you. You were posting while I was writing. * Don't take that 5# to heart. That's why it's best to just weigh that one time a week, because I'm sure that by Friday most, if not all, of that 5#'s will be gone. * I'm sorry you planned for that nice little vacation and the weather didn't hold out for you. Hope next time it's better.

katrinabgood
07-25-2002, 12:33 PM
hey Duckie...that 5# is probably a lot of water retention from the meat...don't sweat it...you're doing great!

ok...I'm really leaving now...I swear...just so hard to pull away from the keyboard...it seems to be exerting some sort of gravitational pull on me..........okay.........................I think I can.....................strangely, I don't want to, but I know I must...........................................alm ost there.........................................good bye!

2cute2Bfat
07-25-2002, 04:20 PM
I just had to come share my GOOD news !!!

Most of you know my dad had a mild stroke last February that left him on a feeding tube. He has not eaten a single bite of food since then. Not even water.

Well... a month ago they upgraded him to pureed foods. They are tasteless and blah. He has his regular food purreed and his liquids thickened. :rolleyes:

Well... he just went for to his doctors appointment and he has been upgraded again. He can now eat "soft" food. Pudding, scrambled eggs, etc. :D :D :D I can not tell you how happy I am for him. He was sooo discouraged and sad my last visit. I can just visualize him grinning from ear to ear when he heard those words... "You can eat scrambled eggs." :D

Thanks to all of you for listening me go through my struggles with my family. Your support has meant so much to me. I could never had made it alone. :love:
I am sooo happy I am crying tears of joy. :cry:

LuckyLadyBug
07-25-2002, 06:53 PM
I will be back to post in length later...but what a day.

My rear view mirror fell off today from the heat so I have to fix that first. Then when I got home there was a bird in my porch so I had to shoo that out the door.....

Back soon.

LuckyLadyBug
07-25-2002, 10:26 PM
I don’t know if I like it better when “posting” is slow or when there are a lot of posts. I get behind…..

Susie Make sure you get good sneaks…we don’t want your tootsie’s hurting.


Kat I will miss you but I sure hope you have a lot of fun.


Duckie I don’t know, your shift work sounds like something I would like. You can plunge into work for 8 days and then plunge into “whatever” for 6…..I think I would get more done that way.


Thin Do you think Star Jones “really” in her soul feels that way and wouldn’t chose to be thin if she could. It reminds me of other things – being of a different ethnic or sexual persuasion etc….Life is just easier if you are the same as the majority. I guess I haven’t met anyone who didn’t want to be thinner – even if they were already small.

What do you do with a roller? :sp:

Michelle I subscribed to Flylady but was overwhelmed with the emails. Plus she seems geared to people who are home during the day so I didn’t get as inspired as you. If you know anything to change my mind I would like to try her again. There was another one I really loved but they changed so you can only use them through Yahoo and it got to much work to just find my emails. Can you tell I like fast and efficient? “?”

Well, my rear view mirror is back on. I had some trouble because I couldn’t get the mounting part “apart” from the mirror to put it back up. I just hate it when I don’t have the muscle :strong: to get things done.

Baylee, Malia where are you?

Today was another good day food wise. (not rear view mirror wise ) :( I seem to do much better if I try to get in more protein and less carbs.

TGIF tomorrow….

LuckyLadyBug
07-26-2002, 07:56 AM
Geez, where did everyone go? If you don't come out and post I will have to rename this thread to the "LuckyLadyBug" :lol: :s: :smug: :cool:

I measured myself this morning and have lost 5 inches...I know, not much overall but I will take it as encouragment.

Hope to see you all here later.

2cute2Bfat
07-26-2002, 11:20 AM
Just popping in to share that I am "cheat free" for 14 days
I cannot tell you how happy that makes me. :D

I have a busy day planned... cleaning !!! :( LOL
My daughter is coming home for the weekend and I have cluttered up her room soooo bad there is no where for her to fit. :o So I cleaned the desk and took a bunch of stuff out into my cluttered garage yesterday and today I should finish it up and have a nice, neat, clean, pretty room again for her to come home to. :)

Today is Fun Friday... well cleaning isn't fun... but having a clean room when I am done will be. (of course my daughter will mess it up again :rolleyes: LOL) We plan to go to the movies while she is home. I will take my own little legal snack with me and leave that darn popcorn alone.

Duckie25
07-26-2002, 11:48 AM
HELLO ANYONE OUT THERE, WHERE ARE YOU ALL!!!! :dizzy:

Well I weighed myself this morning, since it is WI day, and I have a loss of 3lbs for the last 2 weeks, I'm not going to count last fridays loss of 5lbs, since I gained it all back during the week end, but as of today it's a big wopping 3 lbs and I'm happy with that. I finally figured out what works for me. All those diets that you have to follow a specific program, definelty does not work there's always something restricted and I can't let myself know I'm not allowed something otherwise I want to have it more and I end up splurging. I've figured if I just eat healthy and drink lost of water, and watch the portions I can lose weight, when I want a snack I have one what ever it maybe as long as I don't pig out. I try to eat fruits and healthy diet snacks through out the day, and for a snack at night it I feel like a cup of icecream or my favorite a PEP mint pattie I have one. This is what I might have on my daily menu:
Breakfast : Always cereal, Frosted Mini Wheats or Oatmeal Crunch and 1% milk
Lunch: Usually, when I'm working, Baloney sandwich on Multigrain of Flax seed bread, and cut up cucumbers or a salad
Afternoon snack, lately it's been watermelon or Snackwells crackers
Supper: I'm on a chicken wrap kick right now, I grill up some chicken breast, cut in stripes and onions in some Pam, and then I add some Teriyakki basting sauce, mix it all up, wrap it up in a whole wheat tortilla, with some lettuce and little bit of grated cheese, VERY GOOD
Snack, Like I said Icecream or a Pep bar , I'm going to try and not eat after 7pm from now on! Did you know that Pep bars only have 4 grams of fat, it doesnt say how many calories though.

So next Friday I hope to have a 5lb loss, I'm really considering having another baby, but right now I don't think my body could physically handle it, and I wouldn't feel comfortable holding a baby, it would be such a hard task to just sit on the floor and change it's diaper. Have you ever heard of someone losing weight while pregnant?

Any ways I should get some work done, check in later:wave:

Duckie25
07-26-2002, 03:35 PM
Have you all flown the COOP, where are you all, gone for the weekend!!!!

thinthinker
07-26-2002, 08:25 PM
Hi everybody! :wave: I'm just here for a minute. I need to get stuff packed up for our couple of days up north.

I spent the entire day at the theatre. Wooo! I had to record the previews and advertisements on each screen and the theatre has 30 screens!!!

DH's company picnic is tomorrow. It's going to be hot and I'm going to be miserable! Mother nature decided to arrive this afternoon, so that will make tomorrow even more fun! :eek:

I can't guarantee that I will be back here before we leave on Sunday morning, so just remember I'm gone for a couple of days, not forever! :lol:

Love :love: to all.

LuckyLadyBug
07-26-2002, 08:56 PM
Just here to say hi....it's hot, humid and a mosquito filled day here.

I have a 50th Wedding Anniversary for my aunt tomorrow and many of our relatives have come to town for that. I just hope to get my Dad through it without any problems.

8PM and have to get some dinner.

Where is everyone???? Are you lurking???? I will be here waiting....

Grannie39074
07-26-2002, 09:27 PM
I'm here
Went to a reception when I got off for a fellow Librarian that is changing jobs. Boy all this eating. But I was good. Work went well. i'm off tomorrow. have a good weekend all.

2cute2Bfat
07-27-2002, 12:53 AM
STOP !!!! Do not post here. We have started a new thread... #194 Please come join us there.