Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again...#196

08-02-2002, 12:28 AM

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.


08-02-2002, 01:00 AM
Hi everybody! :wave: I'm baaaacccckkkkk! :D

No time to post now. Just wanted to check in and let you know I have returned. And in the nick of time too. We needed a new thread.....BAD! Where's all the new thread starters????

Going to actually go to bed with the DH tonight, no, I'm not telling any tales, just need to recouperate from vacation! :lol: Long story, no time.

See you all later.

08-02-2002, 02:45 AM
Welomce Home Thin and Tina !!!
I just got home myself. I have been visiting my parents. I am amazed how much better my mom was. The last time I saw her she looked like ****. But this visit she looked pretty good.
It comes to find out... when they transferred her to the nursing home there was a confusion and they did NOT give her the thyroid medicine she was on NOR the Predizone. She was on mega doses of Predizone and you are suppose to be gradually weaned off of it. They went from mega doze to ZERO. She relys on Predizone to live. Once she got back on her medicines she started getting better. :D I truly don't know how they keep going sometimes. This well-sick... well -sick pattern is taking its toll on me. What an emotional rollercoaster ride it is.

Tina... your story of your trip was sooo enjoyable. :lol:
Thanks for sharing it. I am soooo happy for your 60lb weight loss and the benefits it brought to you.

I don't have time to post more. I am really tired. I am headed for bed. Good night.

WAit !!!! I almost forgot. I think God is trying to kill me.:eek:
While driving home (80mph)... the car in front of me had a blow out or something. Black smoke started streaming out from the front of his car. Then... suddenly this 6 foot black thing came flying back towards my windshield !!! I thought it was his bumper.. that was the size of it. Now I think it was the tread from his tire. I think it totally unraveled and came off as if it were unrolled. It hit my car but did not do any damage. Either God keeps trying to kill me and keeps missing LOL... OR ... he is taking pretty darn good care of protecting me from some evil force that wants me off the roads. :lol: I am starting to get a little.. no a LOT nervous to drive. :^:

08-02-2002, 04:30 AM
Hi everyone,

Congrats Kat on the new job. I love when things fall into place. I'm trying very hard to stay on plan. I fail after work. Today, I lasted until 8pm. Start over tomorrow.

2cute, hope you're okay. God is watching over you. We have to see you down to goal. The life long challenge.

Is anyone going to Signs? I'll probably go tomorrow. To kick off the weekend.

Mikey is doing fine. Doc said he snaps because of his top dog status at home. We have to show him whose boss. I don't have much of a problem, my mom does. Naughty boy. He gained weight after two weeks. Wait and see, we'll walk off those pounds.


08-02-2002, 09:15 AM
Sara, we could use a therapist here!:lol:

Welcome back Thin AND Malia ..... I was worried about you Malia. (I knew Thin would be gone)

I got my car yesterday. It feels strange so I will have to get out and drive around more on the weekend.

Malia Mickey sounds like my cat....Dusty thinks this is his house and just allows me to be here so I can wait on him.:mad: But then, due to my hatred of mice, I do scoop his poop! :eek:

I want to get so much done this weekend...I know you don't expect this from me but "I am cold". Yep, it's only 48 as I type this. It is suppose to be the same tomorrow so I have to hit the yard hard to get caught up. (Speaking of Minnesota weather I wonder where the heck Baylee is?)

08-02-2002, 10:09 AM
48????? Good grief...after all that whining about the heat, don't you dare say it's cold!! 9AM and it's already 82 degrees here...it hasn't been as humid though. Ah what do you want/ It's summer. One of the things I love about living here IS the change of seasons...I could use a little bit more winter...we havent gotten a good snowy winter in a few years.

We're off to Philly to pick my daughter up...today is her last day, they have a big performance, then a reception and we're outta there. I have really missed her!

Dh and I took the boys to see "Goldmember" yesterday...I loved all the cameos, esp the Osbournes. All right, it's NOT highbrow humor at all, but I sure did laugh at the potty humor and sex jokes. I'd like to see "Signs" too...maybe tomorrow.

Gotta run...I want to PM Baylee...she's making me nervous. Did she say she was going somewhere?

08-02-2002, 01:16 PM
I can't believe some of you are talking about 48 degree weather.
Here it is only 11am and the heat index is already 105 degrees !!
They say we should reach 110 before the day is over, plus it is humid !!!

08-02-2002, 03:00 PM
Not too much new going on--just doing my part to keep 300+ the most ROCKIN' thread on 3FC! :smoking:

Some of my wonderful friends are throwing a dinner party tonight. Knowing that I've been working SO hard, they are making the entire meal with me in mind! :) A healthy chicken stir-fry with mixed berries for dessert! Ain't that grand?! I plan to drive them nutz with my appreciation! Not all my friends are SO understanding!

Thin... Welcome back! Thanks for starting the new thread. Let us know how your vacation went once you've recouped! :)

Malia... We've missed you! I like that you're so motivated to start again even if you don't stay 100% on plan! Evenings are hard for SO many of us. The other evening, I wandered past the fridge and unwrapped my lite cold colds and was about to eat one--after all, they're only 20 calories each! BUT... then I realized I wasn't actually hungry and there was absolutely no reason why I should be eating at all. So... I wrapped the meat back up and went and did my fingernails! I was just bored!

Kat... Let us know if you've heard anything from Baylee! It's SO strange how she just disappeared! I hope she's okay!

2Cute... Welcome back from your parents! Glad to hear your mom is doing better. The sick-well pattern must be SO emotionally tolling for you! I'm glad that exploding tire didn't do any damage! I too am pretty nervous driving now. I never was until I had that triple flip accident on black ice this past Christmas! Wowzers... never want to do that again!

Lucky... In my professional opinion (as an up and coming therapist), everyone on 300+ is COMPLETELY MAD!! :dizzy: :lol:

Also, I'd like to encourage a certain lurker, you know who you are MARUSHA, to hop in and post! :)

TTFN my fellow losers,
Sara :)

08-02-2002, 06:30 PM
Hi everybody! :wave: Well, I've spent the last 3 hours catching up on all my reading and I think I'm finally ready to say hello properly. :lol:

My little vacation could not possibly really be called a 'vacation'. YIKES! Ya know, I told DH that we should look at this as 3 days of very intense therapy. That we would come home thanking God for our lives, our kids, and everything we have. And by golly, I was right! :o The only reason I went is because it was my best friend who invited us, for the second time in twenty-five years, to her family's lodge in the woods. So I really couldn't say NO, but I sure will make some excuse the next time!!! I won't tell you all the boring details, cuz basically, I don't tell stories as well as 2cute, Katrina or Tina, so let's just say you're better off not knowing what all went on. :(

On a positive note, I did come home to over $1,000 in paychecks waiting for me, so that was a good thing! :D I also came home to 58 e-mails, NOT such a good thing, although most were job offers! I think I have finally caught up. I'm glad I had scheduled lightly for yesterday and today!

Wednesday night after we got home we went on a cruise down a local river. It was wonderful. Some friends of ours are members of the Kiwanis club and this is the second year that they have gone. We took a double decker boat. They serve a wonderful buffet of prime rib, chicken, potatoes, veggies, mostaccioli and salad. They also have a DJ that spins tunes and there's a dance floor upstairs. So we had a wonderful time, cruising and dancing the night away. :D

Tomorrow night is my 30 year class reunion! I really don't want to go. Since I got the notice, all I've done is eat, instead of diet. I will be glad when it's over!

I have decided to go back to WW on Monday. I'm sure I've gained 10-15 pounds in the past month. I really dread getting back on the scale, but something has got to be done about this weight. I went swimming in the lake up north. That was really nice. I love to swim and haven't been in the water in years. I think I have figured out some of my problem and that is getting my head around cooking what I need and let everyone in the house eat or not eat as they choose. Everyone here comes and goes at dinner time and therefore we've just been winging food (NOT as in food fight!) here night after night. I need more structure and more home cooking. So Monday is the day it all begins again. Wish me willpower!!!!

Mary: Wow, DH likes to cook! That's wonderful! * I hope the eye is doing better. * Let's get the rundown on the new job. Hope it went well!

Michelle: I guess with you and Katrina finding so much good stuff from Flylady, I will need to tune back in there. I started to long ago when it was first mentioned, but then just never got back there. * Congrats on all the job offers. Sounds like you'll have your hands full picking one.

Susie: Congrats on the 50# Star! You worked hard for that! I always consider your starting weight anyway because I think 70# is awesomer! (is that a word?)

Katrina: That was really an ordeal picking up your daughter. Don't you just love when they don't carry their cell phones. My youngest is the same way. I've been paying his cell bill for the past two years (poor college student syndrome!) and then he doesn't carry the dang thing! * No pics with DH and the baboon butts - most of the animals were inside because of the heat. Smart animals, I wish I would have been in!

Tina: You wrote such a great story! The trip down must have been quite the hoot! I'm glad your DH was so understanding about getting the room down the hall and leaving late. That's what I call Sweet Salvation! * I'm sure Daytona was a blast. My DH and sons would really enjoy that.

Lucky: Sounds like you need to go through dad's collections and do some e-baying. You might be able to put them to work making some cash for you. * I can't believe you're up there freezing. My goodness. I don't want to hear you B*^%$ing when you're neck high in snow this winter! :lol:

Sara: Your trip to NYC sounded great! We had our own version of the Full Monty up north at the lodge. My friend's husband (about 400#'s of him) decided to go down to the lake to swim. Some fool offered him $50 to strip and dive in, and of course, he did! I wish I knew how long it will take to get the picture of that 'full moon' out of my head! :lol: Congrats on your 40# loss! You're doing GREAT! * That interview sounds like it went very well.

2cute: Glad you and your daughter had such a nice weekend. * You did GREAT at the party! * A 16# loss in 18 days is wonderful! Sounds like this plan is really working for you.

Malia: Good to see you. We were all wondering what happened to you. * Too bad about mom and the kidneys. Nothing to play around with. I hope that maybe she'll be able to get some medication and be good to go. When is your trip scheduled for?

Wic: Good to see you too. I was wondering if you would ever come back and join us. * That was really a huge night in the nursery. Lots of babies. Good job staying away from all the eats.

Duckie: Your neighbors are pretty insensitive. The cops showing up the next day after everyone goes home doesn't do you much good! :( Good luck with the Chow Chow. My neighbor rescued a Shepherd/Collie mix that was abused and he's doing really well after just a couple of months.

Car: Welcome aboard! I hope you will visit often. There are quite a few of us here that do WW, myself included. I think you'll find this group very helpful.

Baylee: Honey, where are you? Are you ok? Please let us hear from you.

Well folks, I've rambled here long enough. With theatre assignments and the reunion tomorrow, I'm not sure I'll be here. But know I'm thinking of you. Love :love: to all.

08-02-2002, 08:45 PM
Hi Ladies,

I'm J-Ann and I was wondering if you have room for one more in your group. I "know" Thin from the WW Countdown group.

I've carried a lot of weight for more years than I like to remember. :) In June of 2001 I decided it was time to commit myself to a new lifestyle and rejoined WW for the umpteenth time. I was very successful til January and since then have basically put on and taken off the same 10 lbs. several times. I think, I'm back on track right now. I SURELY hope so! But I sure could use extra support.

I'm single, childless by choice, (I like kids but never wanted my own.) My hobby is showing my english pointer in all kinds of competitions, show, agility, obedience and tracking. I'm also an avid birder, and reader, and have worked for the same communications company for 34 years.

Enough about me. How about it can you usea new "face" in the group?

08-02-2002, 10:21 PM
Welcome, J, of course you are welcome, however, as Sara pointed out we are "completely mad" so it would help if you are too!:lol:

I might have to drive East to Baylee's and look for her. Too bad I don't know exactly where that is.

I have to get a sweater - it's 68!!!!

I have a ton of yard work to get done tomorrow because it might be the last below 90 day for awhile. I bought pizza, pop, and ice cream to bribe two of my nephews to help me. Anything for food...in a few years - anything for beer!!!:lol: I should start making a list!

08-02-2002, 10:25 PM
Oh, on the 30 year class reunion. I just had mine and low and behold all the a$$'y people still are.

Since I moved back to the area I do see many of my old class mates regularly - good and bad thoughts on that. High school was not my favorite time in life (tomorrow is) so I just don't dwell on it. I have a friend who can't seem to get past it and that is sad....

Have you all gone to class reunions, not matter the milestone year and how was it?

08-03-2002, 12:03 AM
Hi all! :wave: Just had a minute to check in again. I don't want to get caught with 3 hours of reading again. :o Don't get me wrong, I'm glad you guys keep the thread going, but good gosh, that's alot to catch up on when you've been gone a couple of days. :spin:

LuckyLadyBug: I've never left the area (other than the two years we spent in NC for DH's job). We still live in the same school district that hubby and I graduated from. As a matter of fact, while I was a school board member, there was a new stadium erected at my old high school. My boys both went to another high school in the district. Well the administration asked me to speak and the opening ceremony. Little did I realize that my boys football team was playing my alma mater that night in the new stadium. It was a bit awkward to dedicate the new ball field and wish good luck to the opposing team! :lol: BTW, did you ever post the rest of the [i]Why we eat[i] article. If you did, I missed it. Please point me in it's direction. I have the first part saved.

J-ann: Good to see you over here. Sure, we'd love a new face. I'll give you fair warning too: these girls are a real hoot!!! * Has the pointer won any ribbons lately?

BTW, I don't know if you've seen a couple of the threads that our Joe ann from Arizona is posting, but she's really been going through a rough time, BIL died, 4 in her family in a nasty car wreck, DH with a kidney infection. She's posting here under 'support', but not on our thread. Give her a shout if you get a chance.

Gonna run for the night. You all take care.

08-03-2002, 07:23 AM
Mornin Ladies,

Thanks for the welcome.

It's early. It's cool, thank God, and I' off to the Y for my aquajogging class.

Hope to get some cleaning done around the house during this one day break in the heat wave. Not what I'd choose to do but the dust bunnies are moving out from under the bed and trying to take over the house. :)

BAYLEE: OMG I'm sorry to hear what your grandchild has done. 15" WOW that's progress no matter what the scale says. Go For It!

THIN & LADYBUG: Thanks for the greetings. I've never moved more than 15 miles from my birthplace. I'd go but my job now keeps me here. Maybe on retirement I'll fnd somewhere with less snow and more cool. Maine? Canada? I've never done the reunion thing. The folks I hung out with are far away and I've never been one to dwell on that period of my life. It wasn't an easy one.

Well gotta go. Take Care and have a good day.

08-03-2002, 08:45 AM
Baylee... good to see you back. Please don't stay away for so long next time. WE all missed you.

Welcome j-ann. You have a found a perfect new home here.
Well, maybe we aren't perfect ... but we are darn good. :D

I have been up all night. Had tea with my dinner at 6pm last night and I am still wide awake. :rolleyes: When you give up caffeine and then drink a lot of it I guess it really affects you.

It is going to be a beautiful Saturday and I am as happy as a lark. :D It has been 3 weeks cheat free !!!!! It is wonderful !!!
I even "felt" skinnier Friday for the first time. It is sooo funny to say you feel skinnier when you weigh over 300lbs. LOL

Just wanted to wish everyone a Super Saturday !!!!
I have no idea what I will do today. I was suppose to babysit but that got cancelled so I have most of the day for myself. I need to clean. I REALLY need to go grocery shopping. I probably need to sleep sometime today. LOL

Just wanted to check in. I am doing great and feeling great!!!

08-03-2002, 09:24 AM
I can rest easy now that I know Baylee is ok! I know you have had some health problems, so I was worried when we didn't hear from youl. I am a worry-wort, okay? ok.

Reunions...huh? I never went to the 10th or 20th, thought for sure there would be a 25th (2000--new millenium and all that) but no, they didn't have one. I'm not far from my home town, but there are very few that I care to see that I don't see occasionally. Most of my HS friends were a year older or went to another school. My closest friends from those days and I get together usually once a year to compare stories, reminisce, shoot the breeze, etc. One friend insists on bringing her hubby (no one else does) and then he complains when all we talk about is stuff and people that he has no clue about. (then stay home, jack a$$)

2cute, you popped in while I was posting...I'm so happy for you! You are an inspiration! Keep it up, girl!

j ann--welcome to our humble group...I don't know what they are talking about when they say we're insane...:dizzy: well...maybe just a little...thanks for reminding me about aquacize...there's an aquacize class this am @ 9...if I get off the computer, I can make it!

thin...I'm all intrigued now...not even a HINT of the weekend events???...give me the highlights, I'll punch up a story for ya!

baylee... thanks for the cookie recipe...I have all the ingredients here, will be making them later today.

Sara...oh honey...all the practice you're gonna get here! You're set...I lnow I could use some extensive therapy myself...why do you think I'm here? YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT? I mean, I wish you all the luck in the world... what I meant to say was, I'm sure you will do well, whereas I...will always be a loser... No, wait...I'm on top of the world!! woo hoo!!

ahem...oh sorry...See what I mean?

I have to run...to the nearest psych clinic, you say? No, no...just to the gym...but first I have to dust the cobwebs off my membership card...

see you all later....

08-03-2002, 09:31 AM
Good Morning all

First welcome J-Ann this is a great group of ladies they help me a lot stop in often.

Thin: Yes I really am thankful for my DH not only cooks he washes also.:p The job is good. I got a perm yesterday after work so DH said he has a new woman to sleep with.:s:

Baylee: glad to see you back

Lucky: I live in the town where I was born and raised. I quit school in the 9th grade. I was not real popular in school because I was fat. But I have been to a couple class reunions. I didn't feel like I fit in so I didn't stay long. I am friends with a lot of my class mates though. Several of them still live here.

Hi Sara, Malia, Kat, and all the rest hope all of you have a good weekend. DH is picking me up after work and we are going in for dinner and going to Sam's Club to do some shopping.

Well I'm off to get a bath and go to work. See all of you later:wave: :cb: :dance:

08-03-2002, 10:42 AM
Please give me an A for effort...I pried my chubby little fingers off the keyboard, donned my bathing suit, packed my bag and headed off for the gym...(really glad now that I decided AGAINST walking there)...come to find out that the monstrous, gigantor, scary humongous storm we had last night (that I was driving in...more on that later) knocked out all electricity at the gym...THANK GOD! I mean...that's really a shame, cuz I truly wanted to work out...darn!

08-03-2002, 10:47 AM
Oops, Thin, I forgot I was posting that....

Here is #2....from an article I have.


Part II:

Now some people would say, I’m sure, “There are many other reasons to eat. Business lunches, dinner parties, dates at expensive French restaurants, sampling varieties of exotic foods at foreign restaurants…” Sorry folks. These are not reasons to eat per se. The are “settings” in which the primary focus may be on food but the primary purpose is something other than eating. The fact that many businessmen cut deals on the golf course doesn’t mean that golf is business.

A business lunch is about business not food. Eating is just the setting and in that setting you should eat to (yup!) satisfy your hunger. A dinner party is a social gathering. It’s about conversation not food – food is merely the setting not about getting the food in your stomach.
So: We eat to survive – and – we eat to relieve hunger. And this gives us our first proviso:

BIG LIE NUMBER 1; You must eat everything that’s put in front of you.

This one is a doozy! It is usually accompanied by some admonition such as “ There are people starving in China!” Sadly, it’s true. There are people starving in China – and in Africa, South America and Appalachian and New York City, for that matter. It’s a pathetic and shameful fact of life. And it has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with how much or how little you eat. I put this big lie first on the list because, to my mind, it is the worst. It is absolutely insidious and, I think, damages people for life.
It would seem reasonable to assume that this sort of reproach originated in times of scarcity. It was, after all, not that many generations ago that, even in the wealthy west, food could be in short supply. So people tell their children they must eat everything they are given. I’m sure most parents, in teaching this old lesson, thinks they are doing so in order to make their child appreciate the value of food and not to waste valuable things in generally. It’s a verbal anachronism – an outdated chestnut that simply doesn’t apply in most homes any longer. (If someone does live in real poverty – in circumstances where they are literally unsure where the next meal will come from – they obviously should eat everything they can get their hands on – I may be weird but I’m not totally dim.)
Why would I regard this as such a terrible lesson? There are two reasons:

Firstly, early in life we teach our children that eating more than we want is good and admirable and expected of us. This is a bizarre notion to say the least. ( It kills me when I hear such “compliments” as “Oh Mary is really a good eater” or “your young Billy has such a good appetite”. Weird!) Would we teach a child that it’s a wonderful thing to keep washing their face after it’s already clean just because there’s still soap available? Or that one should continue scratching after you’ve made the itching go away? Of course not. Hunger is an itch. Scratch it, then stop.
Conversely, and more importantly, we are taught that not eating is bad. By “bad” I mean BAD – unethical – immoral – sinful. It would be foolish enough to force a child to eat simply on the basis of “I bought it – you eat it ! Don’t waste my money!” But, conjuring up images of un-named starving children and then suggesting that there is somehow a connection between them and a child’s eating habits is a disgusting and harmful lesson. We add a moral component to eating! Outrageous.
It’s the kind of lesson that sticks – whether the student realizes it or not. If you don’t believe me, just think about it the next time you finish a really big meal. Ask yourself if you actually wanted it all or if you continued eating after your hunger had been satisfied. If the answer is the latter, ask yourself why. I’ll bet you will realize that is was simply because “it’s there” and it would be “wasteful” or “a shame” to leave any uneaten. Try it.
Here we have tens of millions of people spending zillions of dollars a year on books, and drugs, and Rube Goldbergesque exercise machines to help them lose weight . The drive themselves crazy. And all the time they are sweating in the gym or cooking up the latest god-awful miracle diet dish they are running up against this moral imperative that is imprinted on them as children. Their common sense, and their waistline, is telling them they’re eating too much. Their conscience, their mommy’s voice, is telling them God will hate them if they don’t devour every available morsel of food. So, forget what your mother, or father or whoever told you. Instead, try sticking to –
Proviso #2.
Pay no attention whatsoever to how much food is left on your plate. It’s irrelevant. You are eating to satisfy your hunger remember – not to please God or Mommy or to flatter your Host(ess) for that matter. I promise you – God will not hate you and no “extra” children will die in sub-Sahara Africa because you ate only half of what you were served.
Again, folks, I am not – I repeat not – minimizing the value of food. It is a precious commodity and anyone who doubts that need only to try going f or 2 or 3 days without is to grasp on a visceral level just how precious it is. Of course food should not be wasted. What I am saying is that eating food your body does not need and your mind does not crave (hunger) is wasting food. It benefits no one and possibly harms you. So just don’t do it and don’t force your children to do it.

The saga continues with Big lie #2 – coming soon.

08-03-2002, 10:57 AM
Good morning all:

I haven't been on line for a couple of days and I miss you guys. Who'd a thunk l would develop such a connection to you all already.

I have been very busy of late, actually the last couple of months. We just bought a waterfront home, a cottage actually and it has been non-stop renovations and guests ever since! :dizzy:

Don't get me wrong I love having house guests but it means planning meals, and sleeping arrangements and entertainments all in the midst of chaos. It makes a person tired. And I'm a lazy girl to begin with. On top of that I've taken up golf which I find I love by the way and am not half bad at. It feels so good to be doing a physical activity.

I definitely plan to go see "Signs".
Mel Gibson is my soul mate. :love:
Don't laugh! Every year he brings out a movie just in time for my birthday. He is just waiting for his children to grow up before he leaves his wife to be with me. (stop laughing I said!!!) My husband understands this and knows he has to step aside when the time comes.

Gotta go make breakfast for my guests. Talk to you all real soon.

P.S. Welcome j-ann. I am new too. I look froward to talking to you.

08-03-2002, 11:01 AM
Marusha...I am SURE you are mistaken about Mel...he's MINE, baby!

08-03-2002, 12:41 PM
Oh, oh...Chick Fight over Mel!!!! To solve the issue just send him to my place.

Well, I had to make a fast exit before. A nasty storm came in and I didn't want to fry my modem. The lights went out for a second a couple times but the big "got my heart racing" moment was when it started to hail and I watched my new car sitting in the driveway!!! :stress: I did have the flash thought of running out and throwing myself over the hood of the car. Then - get blankets....but by then it was over. WHEW!:cb: :dance:

AND you can't say I haven't done my part keeping this thread busy....I just noticed I went over 1000 posts !!!!:hat:

08-03-2002, 01:01 PM
I see that storm made it's way to Minnesota...we were driving through it...ALMOST home yesterday...about 10 miles away, after driving home from Philly. Dh and I switched...he usually NEVER lets me drive, I guess he was tired...so I was cruising up the Garden State Parkway, singing along with the radio, no problem...felt the wind kick up a bit...wierd...it started buffeting my car (no lightweight, 4WD Isuzu Rodeo, loaded down with my daughter's stuff, plus the 4 of us) All of a sudden, there was this TORRENTIAL downpour out of nowhere...hail, rain, wind...we (and everyone else on the road) were cruising along at 65 mph when this hit...talk about scared sh!tless! I couldn't pull over anywhere for a while, so we crawled along...the thunder was BOOMING, the lightening was CRASHING all around us...I have never in my life seen such a storm, let alone had to drive in one. It occurred to me that we might not make it home alive...so I was glad we were all together! If a tree didn't fall on us, I was sure that a car would careen into us...a few a$$holes did not feel the need to slow down too much. We made it. Thank God.
My daughter slept through the whole thing. smart girl.

It is lovely out today...still hot though!

08-03-2002, 02:04 PM
Hi everyone,

Baylee, I'm with you. Lost 10 lbs in 6 mos and total of 12 inches. Looking at my measurements fm 1990. In some areas chest, hips, and thighs I measured the same at 228lbs. I think I'm making progress in firming and developing muscle mass. Who knows maybe my sister's right and my scale is off. Please, please.

In the health department, I think I made excellent progress. I add brown cow plain yogurt to my afternoon fruit snack. It's carrying me through to dinner. Dinner onward needs improvement. I think I'll ace this this weekend. I have two months before my trip. Hopefully I can reach the 220's. Exercise is doing great. Homelife is rocky. Work is balancing out. My mom goes to the doc next week. Hopefully by next weekend everything will completely work itself out.

I went to Signs yesterday. Good movie. More to it than it appears.

It's a beautiful day on Maui. We had a tropical storm pass us in the distance and got windless, muggy weather. The tradewinds are back. It's going to be a beauty. I was thinking of cleaning the yard, but you know what? I'm going to eat my cereal and go to the beach. Hope to be there by 7:30am. Will let you know how it was :cool: Hi, Lucky!


08-03-2002, 03:51 PM
Just popping in to say HI!
And welcome to the newbies on the block!

We are replacing two windows in our bedroom so its a mess! John had to run to Home Depot to get something so I am sneaking in here!

Food is stinking right now! But I ain't giving up!

Its hot as heck out there today! I have been drinking alot of water so thats a plus!

Well gotta run so Andrew will go down for a nap! Lucky kid and he doesn't even know it! LOL

TTFN Michelle

08-03-2002, 06:28 PM
Before I start rambling, I just have to say to Michelle after reading her post...........John went to Home Depot ? :lol: Even the Lowes employees know where the best stuff is!! hehe....just had to razz you on that! :lol:

Ok, now onto some very sad news. A woman I have known since I was just a little girl died yesterday. I don't think I have the words in my heart to tell you what a special woman she was. She was the type that never met a stranger. The type that no matter if you were her best friend, or someone you just met, she treated you exactly the same. She had this kind of "glow" around her. She was the kind of person you always wished you could be. Her name was Linda and this world is going to be just a little bit darker without her light. She used to work for my papaw years ago when he owned a furniture store<<<that was before I was born. She always went to the same church that my family did and I have known her ever since I was old enough to grasp onto memories. She was my Sunday School teacher from age 7-10 and then when I went to the next level up, she came to be a teacher of the 11-13 yr. olds. Then as I became an adult and went to the ladies class, she was the teacher of that. Her daughter and I grew up together............I have known her my whole life. I am struggling here to get the words out I want to say. Yesterday when I heard, I questioned God. Yes, I know it was wrong, but I just can't understand why he would take someone so precious................he has enough angels. This world needs more people like her. She was only 55 years old. She was at home, watching the elections and her husband, (who is a dear man) came home from work and she told him she didn't feel well, and asked him to pray with her. After they prayed, she still felt bad and told him to call an ambulance. During the ambulance ride, she flatlined. She was taken to the ER and diagnosed with congestive heart failure and was sent to ICU. From the moment she arrived there, there was no brain or kidney activity and she flatlined twice. Finally, yesterday the tried to revive her one more time and with no luck, they removed life support. I was there in the hospital.........only an elevator ride away, but I was a coward. I did not trust my own emotions to go down there with the many that were there. What could I say? What could I do? There were so many there that loved her. An ICU nurse told me that she had never seen so many people there for one person. I feel like I can talk all day and I will never be able to get across to you what a special person she was. She could just look at you and no matter how you were feeling, you felt at peace. They removed life support at 5:05 pm yesterday........that was the time I was walking out of the building. I cried all the way home. I'm sorry to dump all of this on you guys, but it feels better to talk about it. I have to go to the funeral home tomorrow and I'm really dreading it. I hope those of you that pray, will pray for me and those of you that don't, will send me good thoughts. Thanks for listening and I am pooped. I will see you later.


08-03-2002, 06:37 PM
Tina.... {{{hugs}}}

God will be flooded with prayers for both you and Linda.
Plus her family and friends too. I am sooo sorry for your loss.
Please remember that food will NOT make the hurt go away or any better. Just feel the pain, cry the tears, and bare your soul here all you want and need. WE LOVE YOU.

08-03-2002, 06:41 PM
Dear Tina~

I am so sorry for your loss. She certainly sounds like one of those one in a million people we are sometimes fortunate enough to know. Celebrate her life and all the good she that did.

Sending love and prayers and a great big {{{{{{HUG}}}}}}

Take care.

08-03-2002, 08:17 PM
Tina I am so sorry for your loss! Our prayers are with you!

I know how you feel...I had an Uncle who passed away suddenly just about 2 years ago now. He was the only relative I have in this area. He was a wonderful man just as you describe your friend. He would take the shirt off his back for anyone! He was the father figure in my mother's family. Her dad died early and this brother kept their family together till the day he died. He was healthy as a horse, had his own business and worked every day. He had a heart attack in his sleep. It was such a shock to everyone! But God needed him as well as your friend and they are still taking care of everyone that needs to be taken care of! Its a very hard thing to accept I know!

Now...for the RAZZ....just so you know dear friend of mine! The Lowe's here isn't finished being built yet and the Lowe's where John works is 30 miles away and a .90 toll each way. He wasn't going to go all the way up there for a little piece of wood which they don't carry anyway! LOL It goes against his grain to walk into Home Depot but...sometimes you just have to bite your tongue and do what you gotta do! At least I got one window in so far! He did one last fall in our room...we have 3 and the two in Andrew's room. The windows have been sitting upstairs collecting DUST so I said how about since you have 3 days off in a row that we get those two windows in that are rotting away in the plastic wrap upstairs! And its like...oh...yeah...I guess we could do that! I wanted to get them in at least before we get that first snow fall this year!! I can't wait for that! Its so darn HOT out here! EVen the A/C is suffering!

I'm really sorry I can't post to the rest of you all right now...I have to go check on the boy outside, do the dishes and then get him in the bath.....he is such a grimey little boy today. We both had our hair cut today so now we just need to clean up a bit so we look totally human!

Have a great night all....Michelle

08-03-2002, 08:56 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. To be touched by such a special person is a blessing. My prayers are with you all.


08-03-2002, 09:38 PM
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