WW Clubs and Groups - Thursday Chatters for December--Brrr...

12-02-2009, 05:28 PM
Hi everyone,
Here's the place to come and talk about losing weight, living our lives, etc., etc., etc. :)
We all started weighing in on Thursdays but some have "strayed" to other days. We still come here because it's a fantastic group of people. Please come on in and join us.

Jeanne, I'm so glad to hear from you. All that traveling in your car -- yuck! It's too bad you don't have a computer handy at work.
We have missed you!!!!! Please keep trying to log in. I know it's a pain nowadays.

How are we doing??? I went to my ob/gyn on Monday. Haven't gotten the test results back but am sure everything is fine. I go for a mammogram next week.
I saw an endocrinologist yesterday about this itsy bitsy thyroid nodule I've had for eons. I've had one ultrasound and will have another next week. If the place is over 1 cm in size, I get to experience a fine needle biopsy. (I don't think it will be small. :p )
I've lost a pound of the three that I gained over Thanksgiving time.

Let's talk!!!!!

12-04-2009, 12:20 AM
Jeanne, I think I might like that going from place to place in my car, but I'm sure it could get old after a while. Maybe I'll just come over and drive you around!

Tina, I hope if you have to have the biopsy, it will be a teeny, tiny, itsy, bitsy needle. Good for you for losing some of the Thanksgiving weight!

Back to class in the morning. Missed on Wednesday, just too much going on. Tim doesn't have to work tomorrow night at Arby's or squad, so I'm going to convince him that I'll buy supper if we go buy new bookshelves to put beside my desk. He had told me that if I bought one, he would put it together. I keep going through papers and books. I've thrown out lots of papers of different kinds and wondered why on earth I have kept so much of it. I have a box of books to give away, and I also have another bag of clothes to take to the consignment shop. All but 2 of my Christmas shirts/vests are way too big. I cried about the one vest because I just love it! Guess maybe I could find something new at the consignment shop.

I can't believe that we leave for Florida 3 weeks from Saturday! Just getting all the Christmas stuff up, and then it will have to come down. I mentioned to Tim that I might just let him take it down while I'm gone. He'll be flying home on the 30th.

He has been going through more things in his room here and moving it up to his apartment. Lauren was here last weekend, so he didn't do much then, but since they rarely see each other, that was ok with me.

Hope everyone has had a great week!

12-05-2009, 08:12 PM
Tammy, how was getting back to class? Are you having any more problems with your new medicine?
I can't believe you'll be leaving on your trip so soon.
I can't believe that Christmas is so close!!!! I've got to do some serious shopping.


maureen kempster
12-05-2009, 09:11 PM
Hi everyone
2 more weeks and I'll be on my way to Calgary-I'm looking forward to it sort of-I certainly don't feel very Christmasy at all-I'm not bothering to put up any decorations because I leave on the 19th and return on the 30th-then I'm only going to have to start packing so I may as well leave everything in the boxes. I went and bought all new decorations after Christmas on top of it.

After I move if it will fit in my place, I'm going to buy my brother's treadmill. I'd also like to take up cross country skiing-i'm going to be right near a trail. It's all an adventure isn't it?
I hope everyone is well
Mimi where are you?
Tammy I want to go in your suitcase to fla. Where abouts are you going?
talk to you all soon


12-06-2009, 12:39 AM
Tina, the main problem with the medicine is that I am sleepy so much. I missed the class Friday morning because I overslept! I plan to turn my radio up pretty loud on Monday because I have to answer phones at the radio station M-T-W from 6-8 am!

Maureen, I don't blame you for not decorating since you won't be around. Cross country skiing sounds fun, but I'm sure I'd fall and break something. I'm going to be at Vero Beach, FL, for about 5 days. Tim will be there for part of it, and then he'll be flying home. Then I head to Georgia, and then on to Hilton Head.

I also can't believe Christmas is so close. I have been buying things here and there for a while, but I decided maybe I need to check and see exactly what I have for which people!

12-06-2009, 03:02 PM
Hi everyone!!! It's freeeeeezing cold here!!! 18 degrees!
GO STEELERS! We really need a win! Those poor guys playing in this weather!
Yesterday we went to Indiana and it was snowing and the snow was hanging in the trees. It looked like a picture. Beautiful. The house is all decorated and the shopping is all done! Yay!

Tina -Good Luck and I am praying for all postive test results for you!

Tammy - My husbands family lives in Vero Beach! Have fun!

Hello to everyone & I hope you are all doing great!

12-06-2009, 05:14 PM
Jeanne, you went to Indiana and you didn't stop and see me????????????????
Did you take Interstate 70 across Ohio? If so, you were close to me. My niece and her husband are big Steelers fans. I like Big Ben myself, just because he went to college at Miami University (my alma mater!). He also grew up in a little town where a friend of mine is from.

12-06-2009, 05:37 PM
We had snow on Friday!!!!!! It started with rain but got down to freezing so it stuck for a little while. Wow, this is two years in a row. I envy everyone that can have snow every year. However, I wouldn't want to shovel the stuff. :lol:
Jeanne, you are so smart to have all your shopping done. Wow!
I'm writing my cards today.

Maureen, I'm sure you will have a very good time. I'm with you about not unpacking everything. I thought we'd already have bought a townhouse by now. I'm very glad you have one!!!
Mimi, how are you doing?
Sis, harlie, Dori, where are y'all?
Tammy, I'll bet your tree is pretty. I'm glad Tim and Lauren did it for you.

12-06-2009, 06:35 PM
I'm glad I don't have to shovel it this year, thats one good thing about being in an apartment.
I've been putting most of my computer hours into the online course I am taking. Sorry if I have been MIA
My little tree is up but not decorated yet. I also did a little Christmas baking mostly to send to my son out west.This Christmas is going to be hard without him.
Weight is doing ok and I am still getting out to walk almost everyday so that is really helping.
Hope everyone is taking it easy. Will you all have time off at Christmas?

12-06-2009, 10:59 PM
I'm new to this thread but not to this site. As you can see by my join date, I've been going around with losing weight for years. Bah

Hubby and I have decided to follow the WW points program even though we're not actually enrolled in WW. Today was our first day and both of us got UNDER our point even with some hot cocoa earlier and our Skinny Cow ice cream treat.
It seems like we were able to eat a lot of food. I don't know if we'll lose weight eating like this, but we're going to try.

years ago, I lost 100 pounds just eating low sodium but lately, when I try to get back on the weight loss, I think my problem is that I don't eat nearly enough calories and then I starve and start eating whatever crappy for me thing I can get my hands on. Hubby's problem is that he doesn't usually eat at all during the day because his work is always crazy or stressful.

I'm hoping this points system will work for us. I don't know though.. like I said, it seems like an awful lot of food and it feels weird to eat "bad things" but yet still get under a point tally for the day.


12-06-2009, 11:34 PM
Hi Heather; Have you ever gone to a weight watchers meeting? Do you have the books etc. to help you? I recently rejoined after losing 80+ pounds 5 years ago. I guess the main thing to tell you is that it is not a diet. Its a lifestyle change and there are no "bad" foods. Weigh or measure your portions. and write it down.
Its really important to get your points every day so that your body doesn't go into shut down mode. Also try to concentrate on filling foods esp vegetables and whole grains as they take longer to digest. We are all pretty experienced here and can help you a lot. and oh by the way.

12-06-2009, 11:55 PM
I've never been to a meeting. The 40$ a month isn't in the budget right now and the closest meeting to me is 30 minutes away. My mom used to do it though and I do somehow have a points slider.

My points ended up being -8 and hubby's ended up being -4 today
We're being very careful with the portion sizes. Like when I had baked fries tonight, it said a serving was 12, so I counted them out like a good girl :carrot:
I drank most of my water but it's the first day, so I can improve tomorrow. I just worry about eating too much even IF I am within my points.

I know the hardest part of this will be eating veggies. I really hate those suckers. I do good to maybe choke down a salad every once in a while. I do like fruits though although I know those aren't as good for you.

12-07-2009, 03:05 PM
Yes the veggies are hard for me too. I suspect if we were veggies freaks we wouldn't be on this page.
Anything I can help with, let me know.
And don't worry about the water thing all that fuss about the 8+ glasses has been downplayed by WW just make sure you aren't dehydrating yourself.
Try to get those points in slow and steady wins the race.
Its weigh in for me tonight so........ hopefully update coming.
Hey ladies it almost -20 fahrenheit for Dan today so consider 17 a balmy day.:(

12-07-2009, 04:55 PM
What are your guys' thoughts on keeping track of points weekly rather than daily. I read that somewhere...

Like.. take your daily points x7 and make sure at the end of the week that you stay at or near that number even though you might be over one day or under on another day?

Not sure if I'm explaining that well..

**edited to add**

Hubby was 5 over today. Naughty boy. He was 4 under yesterday, so he's still okay. It's our second day and he's still learning. I was SPOT ON for my points today. I'm just wondering if you can actually get healthier/lose weight while still eating a bad thing here or there even if you are ON or UNDER your points. It just seems crazy! Today, I had a pumpkin cookie and a small fountain soda and still stayed on points. Yesterday, I had hot cocoa and was still UNDER. I'm wondering if you're only supposed to use your points on "good things". Hmmmmm

12-08-2009, 09:39 AM
Hi everyone! :)
Heather---welcome---it's so nice to have you here.
Listen to Mimi because she gave you good advice.
About the points every week----journaling your points each and every day is the way to lose.
Remember that you have 35 flex points each week. When you are over your range for the day, use the flex points.
I know that it can be difficult at first but after awhile, you will get the hang of it. Please don't fret over one point over or under. But, do try to use all your points every day and then there are flex ones, just in case.

I hope everyone will have a good day. Do any of you have snow right now? Stay safe and OP.

12-08-2009, 11:46 AM
Thanks for the advice! I've been writing down what hubby and I both eat each day with point values and then tally up the points at the end of the day. When we go shopping this week, I'm going to buy a black marker so I can write the points values right on the food boxes/labels. I think that will make it less tedious, especially when hubby constantly is bringing things out of the kitchen and going "how many points on this?"

12-08-2009, 12:22 PM
Hi everyone! No snow here......yet! Its cold tho! I heard we may get a snow storm Thursday?!?!??

Heather - Welcome!!!! I think I recognize you from another board. I too, have been on for years. I actually lost my info after a lapse of not being here and then set up a new one! I love ww and think that keeping track is the key. The ladies gave you some great advice!

Tammy - hmmm.....Indiana........I-70.......nope. hahah. Maybe a different Indiana. I don't know. This is where IUP is.

Gotta scoot! I'm at work. Donut & Candy heaven!!!!! Urgh!

12-08-2009, 04:13 PM
I've been googling WW recipes for this out of towner family christmas party I'm going to on Sunday. My little sis wants me to make my famous sugar cookies. I did find a recipe online, I just get sort of wary about "diet" recipes because usually, they taste weird or don't rise/bake properly. The other thing I worry about with a sugar cookie recipe, is that this recipe I found is 1 pt a cookie. The recipe makes 45 cookies. I have various holiday shaped cutters but it's going to be almost impossible to make sure they are all one point and it comes out to 45 cookies when using cutters.

Tummy is being cranky today. It's hurting a bit. Feels like I'm hungry no matter what I do. I think it's just being a brat. I've only had 11 of my 37 points today. I really need to find some filling snacks. I do have one point snacks in the house but they don't seem to be very filling although they do taste good.

As for the weather, it's in the 30's and raining here all day. (Missouri)

12-08-2009, 04:29 PM
Thanks Tina, Heather I would just like to add I did very well the first time I joined weight watchers, Then I saw posts about using for example 15 points for a day or two then maybe 60 on the next. I will tell you that when I followed that advice I quickly fell out of counting all together. One of the ideas behind weight watchers that I didn't understand before is that we are retraining our bodies and minds to eat in a normal fashion. When we binge regularly we undo all the good we have done. Please don't follow that advice. Its just too easy to drop counting and continue on.
I don't want to end up over 300 pounds again, thats why I have rededicated myself to following the weight watcher plan. YOU CAN DO IT.
And there are no good or bad things to eat most of us need our little treats and thats one thing that is great about WW just count them in.
Sorry don't want to preach.

12-08-2009, 04:39 PM
So it's not the food itself, it's just important that you stay within your points? After all these years of "low fat/diet foods", to be told "here, eat whatever you want as long as you fit it within these points" just seems too good to be true!

12-08-2009, 06:08 PM
It is hard to believe:lol: If you like Starbuck's, you can get a tall, non-fat, no whip hot chocolate for only 4 pts. It's a lot of liquid and is also milk.


12-08-2009, 09:51 PM
I tallied up my points for the day and I'm spot ON. Hubby is way under. He struggles to use all his points because he doesn't eat during the day. He just grabs a cereal bar in the morning, a lean cuisine for lunch and then whatever we have for dinner. He is 17 under today and that's even with a planned in Skinny Cow ice cream later tonight. He just does not eat breakfast nor does he have time to do anything in the morning. He literally wakes up and is out the door within a few moments. I'm not sure what to do with him. It doesn't seem right to just bug him to eat crap if he doesn't want to at night and he doesn't have time to during the day. I think if I could get him a higher point breakfast, it would help but it can't have any prep involved. It would have to be something you could grab and eat out of a package.

I also got 5 16 ounces of water in and I'm going to go get some diet soda just for something different.

12-08-2009, 10:29 PM
Heather, could your husband take something with him for later in the morning. Some people like to take a bagel with them. A store bagel is 6 points.

12-08-2009, 10:50 PM
Good idea. I'll suggest it. I feel like I'm on some crazy kind of "opposite diet" since I'm trying to get him to eat MORE. I'm wondering if that was his issue all along. He's tried to lose weight in the past. He never does. He might lose a pound or two here or there but he tries so hard without any result that he gives up. I'm just asking myself if perhaps he never had any success because he hardly ever ate and when he snacked, it was all these lo cal/no fat snacks. I'm sitting at 320 now and he's heavier than I am but eats way less. That doesn't seem right.

part of me is scared that I'll keep eating these points and GAIN weight. I feel like I'm missing something with the diet, like "your points have to all be *good* points" or something like that.

Is there anything else I need to know with WW except "stay in points, drink water, try to eat more Fruits and Vegggies"? I'm going to ask my mom if she still has any WW materials I can look at. I just don't want to do things wrong but I can't afford it right now especially with the holidays and me hardly working.

12-09-2009, 02:24 PM
Please try to get some exercise in too. If you really have a lot of trouble getting around just start small (like a walk to the corner and back) and increase when you can.
Re: your hubbies points you could give him some extras with his dinner like a baked potato?? How many points does he eat on an average day. Is he living on less than 20?? 44 points is the upper limit and that would be for an active young man.

12-09-2009, 02:29 PM
heather I sent you a private message check the top of the page on the right side

12-09-2009, 05:20 PM
Weight Watcher's for 2010---
I understand that there isn't much, if any, change for the new year.
There will be handouts every week. If we miss a week, we can print them out from the WW site. (That's what someone who's already been to a meeting this week said.)
I can't go tomorrow but will try to catch a meeting on Friday morning.

Where is everyone????? They are probably waiting to get an e-mail saying people have posted. It's not going to happen, I'm afraid!

Everyone have a fantastic OP day.

12-09-2009, 06:02 PM
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. Today I got one from the weigh in site but none from this. I guess we just need to check in every day>

12-10-2009, 10:59 AM
Good morning,
Boy, I overdosed on chocolate chip cookies yesterday. :( But, today is a new day!
Maureen, I know you are busy getting ready for your trip. Did you mail your packages or do you have them in your case? :)

Does anyone have all your shopping done---except for Susan! Susan, you are always the first one. :hug:

12-10-2009, 01:41 PM
I don't know if this will work but here is a link, for those who just have to have a cookie. For me the strong taste of ginger surpresses the need to have a huge handful. If it doesn't work I will email the link to you.

12-11-2009, 11:50 AM
Happy Friday--
Mimi, the link worked for me. Thank you. I've never made gingerbread men. I'll have to try them this time. I have not figured out the points, have you?

Is everyone out shopping?
Tammy, how are you and Tim?
Susan, I hope you are well and not having headaches.
Jeanne, have y'all put up your tree?
Dori, Sis, harlie, where are you????

Maureen, I'm sure this is a busy time for you. Are you having snow? I briefly saw a picture of heavy snow some place in Canada. (sorry that's so vague)

Heather, how are you and your husband doing OP?

News here-- I had my neck ultrasound yesterday. Surprisingly, I got the results in just a few hours. The nodule was the same size and consistency as it was 7 months ago. That's good! However, snice it didn't shrink, I must have a fine needle biopsy.
I wish all of you could come hold my hand. :^: I will not schedule it until after the holidays, if that would help. :lol:
It's good news that there's no apparent cancer. The biopsy will confirm it's benign.
Okay. everyone drink water and have a good OP day.

12-11-2009, 12:16 PM
Good luck with that Tina, and if I could I would be there to hold your hand. You will be fine. We women are strong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The cookies should be 2 points each. I don't think I will make them into men just plain and round.
Off to mail cards.

12-11-2009, 08:25 PM
Yay Tina! So glad to hear that about your neck! Yeppers my tree is up and my shopping is done too! Just trying to stay warm. Have a good night!
PS - TGIF!!!!!

12-11-2009, 08:58 PM
Hi all! Sorry I've been missing again. Sometimes I just don't want to do anything but sleep. So I sleep! Tim and I are doing fine. He has exams next week, then he is finished until Jan.11. Next semester he only has classes on M-W-F instead of everyday like he's had this semester. Way too much driving back and forth with working at Arby's and rescue squad duty. We leave the 26th for Florida. He'll be with me till the 30th and fly home. Maurice and I will continue on to Georgia and South Carolina before heading back to Ohio.

Tina, chocolate chip cookies sound really good right now! I wouldn't do the biopsy till after the holidays either. Want me to drive down and hold your hand?

Mimi, the cookies sound good too! Right now I would eat a 5 point cookie!!

Jeanne, where did you go in Indiana?

Welcome to the group Heather!

Took another bag of things to the consignment shop and bought some things while I was there. Then I went to Kmart and bought a whole cart load of stuff! Guess I should wrap things sometime.

I'm doing the Jingle Bell 5K Run in the morning. I'm walking it though. there are several of us doing it together, and we are wearing antlers. I'm probably the only one walking tough. Maybe I'll be able to run next year.

12-12-2009, 09:05 AM
Hi Tammy! We actually went through Indiana.....My husband LOVES trains so we went to Jims' Train Shop in Homer City to get some Christmas presents!

12-12-2009, 09:51 PM
Tammy - we went to Indiana Pennyslvania ;)

12-12-2009, 10:57 PM
OH! No wonder I was confused!! I didn't know there was an Indiana, PA. I learn something new everyday. I guess you didn't go through Ohio then. LOL

It took me 5 minutes longer to do the Jingle Bell Run this morning than the 5k that I did in July. It was only 18 degrees when we started. I learned that I am not coordinated enough when I am freezing to blow my nose and walk at the same time! By the end of it, I was also having trouble talking since I was so cold. It was fun though.

Wrapped a few presents earlier. Tim was leaving to go to Lauren's, so I sent a small gift with him. Now I'll go shop the gift regisitry!!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

12-13-2009, 12:43 AM
Sorry I haven't responded. I should just get on here no matter not getting e-mail reminders.
Tammy, I could NOT walk in that kind of weather. My hat goes off to you for doing it. Wow, it sounds like you've gotten a lot of shopping done.
David finally gave me his Xmas list. He's really into old Alfred Hitchcock movies and wants some on dvd.
We put a string of icicle lights on our balcony railing. It looks really good.
We bought a tree but can't find out tree lights. :lol: We'll go by Walgreen's tomorrow afternoon and get some. Then, we can finish decorating it.
Jeanne, wow, you are ahead of the game!
Yes, I'd like all of you to come hold my hand. :)

Stay warm!

12-13-2009, 10:58 AM
Tina last year when I knew that we were moving I bought a smaller tree with the lights already on. But I still had to search for other Christmas stuff in the storage shed. That heavy snow was probably Calgary they have really wacky weather there snow waist high one day and the next thawed out (they are just to the east of the Rocky mountains) but as for
Dan in FtMCMURRAY ................. -40 degrees now at that point I don't have to say celcius or fahrenheit its -40 on both scales.:(
Tammy great for you. did you wear the antlers the whole time??and dropping stuff off at the goodwill then going out to buy more, it seems like we all do that.:dizzy:
Hi Jeane I think you had just started talking here about the time I went missing so nice to hear from you again.

maureen kempster
12-13-2009, 02:34 PM
Hi all

Mimi-i'm heading to Calgary next saturday and I sure hope the chinooks have hit by then-I was talking to my son yesterday & it was -30 C-that's cold-I think it's heading this way so if I'm lucky I'll miss it-because I'll be away over the holidays I'm not decorating-I'll be moving & have to pack everything up anyway-but I did manage to find a small fibre optic tree at Walmart so at least it's something-
Good for you Tammy on your walk-I agree with Mimi on the second hand stores-I love them-I find a lot of books there.
Tina what floor are you on in your apartment? everyone will have to post pics of their Christmas decorating

Well, have a great day I'm going to try and pack a box or two


12-13-2009, 02:51 PM
Maureen I don't blame you for not doing christmas when you are going to be moving. There's always next year right? Have fun out west and a great Christmas Holiday. I bought a little tree at Hallmark that spins and plays carols, but I still have my new smaller (6ft) christmas tree up.

12-13-2009, 05:07 PM
We went by Walgreen's today and bought more tree lights. I seem to remember packing them up and putting them in storage. :lol: For some strange reason, we packed the outside lights with the ornaments---which we brought with us. :lol:
Our tree is pretty and smells really good this year.

Maureen, we're on the second floor. New people just moved in above us this weekend. All yesterday and late into the evening, they were moving furniture around. Grrr.... I hope this noise won't keep up. The other people were nice and quiet.
I like the idea of taking photos of all our decorations and posting them.

12-14-2009, 09:16 AM
Tina, Tim never gave me a list, so I was winging it. He'll have to like what he gets. lol I know he and Lauren will like what I bought for them on the gift registry, so that part was easy!! I always enjoyed Alfred Hitchcock too!! Maybe it's time to watch some.

Mimi, I kept the antlers on for a while, but then they started falling off so I carried them. The consignment shop I go to is for larger women, nothing smaller than a size 16. Very good prices. It is wonderful! I can relate to searching for things in the storage shed! I've done that many times. Your spinning musical tree sounds neat!

Maureen, all this shop has is clothing and purses. Every now and then there will be cookbooks or women's health books. I do go to another store sometimes that has lots of books.

Meeting the retired crew for lunch today. One of our other friends passed away on Saturday, so it will be good to get together. She needed a lung transplant, and she didn't want one. Her sister had one and died about 10 years ago.

have a good day everyone!

12-15-2009, 11:32 AM
Ho, Ho, Ho,
Mimi and Maureen, y'all can keep that cold weather up there. :) Mimi, poor Dan!
We have our tree up but haven't put on all the decorations. This is a first for us. We finally got the lights and got those up. It's just a very different Christmas in an apartment, with things packed away!

Tammy, I'm sure whatever you bought the kids, they will like.
Susan, where are you?????
Jeanne, drive carefully in the snow--if you have snow yet.
Dori, heather, halie, we hope you all are doing well.

I've got a doozey of a cold. Today I get to go stand in line at the post office. There's a certified envelope there for us. Hmmm....I can't imagine what that is. It's a mystery. :cool:

More later....

12-15-2009, 02:47 PM

Bob & I went to the Chris Botti concert!!! We were in the autograph line and I kept trying to get a picture. I also kept being told to put my phone (camera) away as there is no picture taking permitted. WELL..............when I got up there I guess someone from the band had heard this and felt sorry for me. (hahah) BECAUSE the one band member said "give me your phone"....and ta da.....here I am that quick with the famous CHRIS BOTTI!!!!! ahhhhhhh, I feel like I'm 18 again. haha!

For those of you who may not know who Chris Botti is........well.....he is an Itailain Trumpet Player. He has played with Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole......and many more.

12-15-2009, 08:11 PM

33977 This is our tree!! And, a close up of my Willow Tree Nativity! Love it!
Can't wait to see everyone elses'!

maureen kempster
12-15-2009, 10:12 PM
Nice Tree and Nativity - your place looks like it belongs in a magazine-beautiful-I don't even remember what I have packed. oh well, next year sigh
hope everyone has a great day on program tomorrow-going to take a bath and get some zzzz's


12-15-2009, 10:12 PM
here's our tree, not a very glamourous view with some of the untouched stuff from our move in the back ground oh well it is what it is.

12-15-2009, 10:18 PM
Jeanne your tree is truly lovely it looks very tall too.beautiful

maureen kempster
12-15-2009, 10:33 PM
Mimi your tree is really nice-you should see my little 2' fibre optic one-it would make you cry lol


12-15-2009, 11:57 PM
Wow, everything is beautiful!!!!
Tomorrow, I'll see if I can get something online.

12-16-2009, 09:22 AM
Hi ladies!
Thanks for the nice comments! I love Christmas. We used to have a 9' fat tree with tons and tons of colored lights, but as the kids have gotten older, they don't seem to be interested in helping put it up OR TAKE IT DOWN!!! Back in the day.....(haha, previous marriage) we always went out in the woods and cut one down. But....not anymore.
Bob puts up so many lights outside (like almost embarassing) that our neighbors and friends call it OgleBob. I don't know if any of you have heard of OgleBay??????? Well it is in W. Virginia and it is acres and acres of lights.

Mimi - your tree is beautiful!!!!!
Maureen - I love "anything" fiber optic! haha! I have a snowman and a santa that is fiber optic!!!!
Tina & Tammy - can't wait to see what you have going on at your house!

Have a great day girls! Stay OP and drink lots a water!!!!

12-17-2009, 01:40 PM
Eddie under the tree!
Those Christmas treats are really tempting aren't they?? The person that comes up with some REALLY good low cal treats will make a fortune.

12-17-2009, 03:07 PM
Mimi, that is darling!!! We don't put out the presents until Christmas Eve. We don't want anyone to try and guess what they're getting. :)
I'll get something online this afternoon.

12-17-2009, 05:35 PM
Beautiful trees ladies! I just took a picture of mine. Now I have no clue on how to get it on here! Just noticed that I need a new battery for the camera. Need to get one because I leave tomorrow for our weekend at the bed and breakfast.

12-17-2009, 06:38 PM
Tammy go to go advanced window below where we usually post. When The next window comes up you will see a little paper clip. When you click on that clip another window will open where you can pick your picture. It then shows up on the posting. Make sure you click attatch. It took me about 1/2 and hour to figure it out Tuesday so hopefully this will save you some time. I didn't have to resize the picture of Eddie under the tree so hopefully you won't have to either.

12-18-2009, 12:14 AM
Well, if I could find my camera, I'd take pictures. :lol:

Tammy, have a great time with your friends. Maybe you'll find just the perfect gift for me. :D

Maureen, I hope you have time to post before your trip. If not----have a very Merry Christmas!!!!!


12-18-2009, 12:58 AM
Well, I gave it a try, and it says that my picture is too big. I resized it, but then I don't know how to attach it because it's in a new place. Boo!

maureen kempster
12-18-2009, 07:00 AM
Good morning all

Well tomorrow I fly to Calgary at 6:50 PM-there's a 2 hour difference so I arrive in Calgary at 9:20 PM(11:20 my time)-my son will pick me up at the airport. It's a bit warmer there now it looks like the cold is heading this way so maybe I'll miss most of it!!

I'm sure I'll be on a computer before Christmas, but if not I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas - I'll be back home on the 30th.

have a safe holiday


12-19-2009, 10:44 AM
Maureen, have a wonderful time!!!!! :hug:


12-19-2009, 10:57 PM
Brrr.... I hope everyone living up north is very careful in this cold, bad weather.
I have a nephew who lives just outside of D.C. They are really under snow right now. He sent some beautiful photos.
Everyone stay safe and OP. :)


12-20-2009, 11:28 PM
Maureen, I know you are gone, but I hope you are having a great time!!

Tina, we have snow, but not as much as others do. I think we lucked out on this one.

It was nice to have the snow over the weekend on our mini-trip. We walked around last night and just enjoyed the lights, the snow, the music. They have oil lanterns along the canal and the railroad tracks. The reflections of the lanterns and the lights from the buildings are in the water in the canal, and it is just so cool!

Made several purchases for the house. I decided I'm tired of looking at empty spots, so I'm going to fill them. lol

12-21-2009, 12:57 PM
Ho, Ho, Ho,
It's hard to believe that it's almost here!!!!!

Susan, I hope you are well and just not receiving notices of posts. We miss you. :(:(:(
Jeanne, I still love your photos.
Mimi, do you have everything ready? Are you making that pumpkin recipe again?
Tammy, I'm glad you are not snowed in. My nephew sent me some beautiful photos of their snow. He's a Texan and just bought his first house in the D.C. area. I hope their electricity stays on since they have a beautiful little 8 week old girl.

It's nice here....no more snow. :) I have wrapping and cookie baking to do today.
Everyone have a great day!

12-22-2009, 10:52 PM
Tina, have you heard whether your nephew has lost power at all? That would be awful with the baby there.

I need to get things together to take to my brother's house tomorrow night. Making deviled eggs and baked beans to take.

My stepson and his family were here earlier tonight. I enjoy being around them, and I know Maurice loved the attention!

Tim and I leave on Saturday. We'll have the laptop with us, so hopefully I can stay in touch. Would love to hear from those we haven't been hearing from.

12-22-2009, 11:36 PM
No, they never lost power. However, he is going to buy a generator now for the next time. He had to use the neighbor's shovel because they were all sold out. He finally bought one from Amazon.com. :lol: that will work for next time.

I'm sure Maurice had a good time. Wish I had some of your deviled eggs. :hug:

12-23-2009, 05:24 PM
I thought they got snow there every year??
All ready for Christmas. Haven't gotten a notice for a while. I wonder whats wrong with this site? Maybe too many users. I tried to start a blog but gave up, what a lot of hasle.
Hope everyone has a nice Christmas.

12-24-2009, 01:01 AM
Tim mentioned he wanted to get a new shovel. We saw some yesterday, but they weren't "good" enough for him.

We had Christmas with my brothers tonight. Tim got off of squad duty at 5:00, and he had to be at Arby's at 7:00, so he didn't get to spend much time with the family.

maureen kempster
12-24-2009, 10:03 AM
Good morning all
I'm now in Edmonton-it's cold and a lot of snow-my 2 sons will be over at their dad's tomorrow(so will I)-he's letting me stay at his place while I'm in Edmonton-he has an extra room-but I will be very happy to get back to Calgary(on the 27th) then back home on the 30th. I think this will be the last time I go away at Christmas-next year I'll spend it at home then maybe go somewhere warm on the 26th!!! Maybe Cuba-everyone I know whose been there has nothing but nice things to say about the place.


12-24-2009, 03:33 PM
Maureen, I'm so glad you made it there okay. It will be good to be with your sons, I'm sure. I'm being nosey---has your husband remarried?

Mimi, yes, it snows in D.C. every year. This snow was an unexpected BIG blizzard.

Tammy, I'm glad you had a good time with your brothers. Sorry Tim had to miss out. How were the deviled eggs? :)

I'm baking cakes and fixing the dressing and turkey today. Yesterday I made 10 dozen cookies!!! 3 doz. sand tarts and 7 doz. peanut butter cookies w/Hershey Kisses on top. As you can tell, my family loves the pb ones. I'll be taking lots of them to the gathering and David will take at least 2 doz. home with him.
Susan, where are you? Jeanne, Sis, Dori, everyone else-----we miss you all and hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas

maureen kempster
12-24-2009, 03:41 PM
Hi Tina
no Geoff didn't remarry(no girlfriend as far as I know)-but I really can't wait to get back-in the new year when I see the lawyer about my condo-I'll also see about a will and see if he'll process the divorce papers-I can't believe it's been almost 4 years!! I am glad to see my old cat though-he's about 14 years old at least.

Ian and James will be here tomorrow for Christmas dinner.

Well talk to you all later
enjoy the holidays


12-25-2009, 08:18 AM
Merry Christmas Friends!

maureen kempster
12-25-2009, 08:20 AM
All the best-have a very Merry Christmas and stay safe


12-25-2009, 12:17 PM
Tina, the deviled eggs were delicious! They are always a hit. I have a few left, do you want me to send you a couple?? lol I am going to take a couple to my aunt who is in a nursing home. Those were always one of her favorite things. You have been busy with the baking! Wow to that many cookies!!

Maureen, I'm with you on going someplace warmer. That's why I'm leaving for Florida tomorrow! Of course, I'll be back in a few weeks. Wish I could stay longer.

Merry Christmas to all of you!!!

12-25-2009, 07:29 PM
Hi Friends!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! It's hard to believe that it's this time of the year. We had a white Christmas, first time since 1928. It was really pretty and pretty much all melted today.

Life has been crazy! We went to San Antonio for Thanksgiving. Came home and then haven't stopped. We left on Saturday to go back to SA and came home on Wednesday. We did a lot for my folks. We are going back in a few weeks. I think it's going to be an on going thing.

I have a lot of reading to catch up on. I honestly have to say, I wasn't getting notices either and then was so busy that I never had time to stop. I would do most of my email reading on my phone.

Hope everyone had a great holiday!!!!

maureen kempster
12-25-2009, 08:15 PM
Good to hear from you Susan
We just finished Christmas dinner with 2 of my sons-they're gone now but it was nice seeing them-I'll meet one of them tomorrow downtown then I leave for Calgary on Sunday and spend the rest of my holidays with my oldest son & his wife(I was already in Calgary and took the greyhound to Edmonton on the 22nd-so just going back)head back home on the 30th.
Well, again I hope you all had a great day


12-25-2009, 08:43 PM
Merry Christmas!
It sounds like everyone is having a great day.
Right now, I'm really exhasted. So, I'll write a long post tomorrow.

Tammy, have a wonderful trip and stay safe. I hope we hear from you while you're gone. hint..hint..hint..
BTW, just eat the deviled eggs for me. :lol:


12-25-2009, 10:18 PM
Susan, I've been wondering where you've been. I almost called you a couple of times.

I am finally packed! Tim told me a few minutes ago to sit down because I was making him nervous. I told him that he is packing for 5 days, and I'm packing for 19 days. Makes a difference. Bob always said that if we forget things, we can always buy new.

Tina, I didn't think those deviled eggs would be good if I mailed them! lol Yuck!!

I know once Tim comes home, I'll have the computer all to myself, so I should be able to check in.

12-26-2009, 07:56 AM
Hi! Sounds like everyone had a nice holiday. Mine was nice too! When the kids went to visit their dad and the boyfriends family...(1st time I've had to share them on that day)...Bob & I went to the movies. Yep, the movies. hahah! We went and saw "Its Complicated". funny & cute! Great cast! Oh and by the way, the movie theater was very busy. We were surprised!

Well I took today and tom. off too! If I can stop coughing long enough, we are going to head out and shop a little. Cash in those gift cards. We also got gift cards for Applebees, Bravo's, and a little Italian Rest. not far from here. Soooooo, I'm thinking dinner out too!

16 years ago today I started my diet that led me to a 100 lb. loss, So, I woke up this morning and said if I can do it then, I can do it now. Wish me luck! Oh, I'm not after 100 lbs. this time. Only 50. ONLY! Urgh!

Well have a great day everyone.

maureen kempster
12-26-2009, 11:00 AM
Good morning
Well, it's almost the start of another new year. I feel that this year I managed some major changes in my life so this year coming up I'm going to tackle more-I'm going to try and start a walking program-I went out this morning and bought 2 pedometers!!! one fits in your pocket the other you clip on your waist band. I'm going to give them a try. I'm going to enrol in a French speaking class. I'm going to be good to myself.
I'm determined to get to the weight I feel good at. This is the year.
Together we can do it. We will motivate each other, give each other a push along the way, we are worth it so let's not forget that

have a great day and enjoy


12-26-2009, 07:15 PM
Hi Ya'll

Funny, I thought the same thing!!! I'm doing it this time!!! And I'm not just saying it this time!!!! At lunch today, we had Indian as in India food, Chicken something but I ordered mine with brown rice. Pat looked at me and the guy said "With brown rice you don't get the bread." Pat doubled checked to see if I understood. I did! I'm going to cut back on carbs.

Ok, here's the scoop.... over the month I've had to go to the ob-gyn that delievered Seamus. I didn't have to go to him but he knows me. My GP had me do a sonogram and they found fibroids which then sent me to the OB. It was emotional making the appointment. However, seeing him was fine! He doesn't think I have PCOS which makes you insulin resistant. He did say, my Estrogen level was too high which makes you not lose weight. He told me my options. None of which I liked! :) We are going to start with pills for 3 months, then go to ablation of the uterus, and then lastly a hysterectomy ( I totally trust this doctor, but I wasn't expecting any of those options.) Oh I have to go back for another sonogram soon.

Day one, I've done very well. Haven't been swimming but will go tomorrow. I think I might go do my Wii.

Maureen, which pocket pedometer did you get? I've had one but like most things that go in your pocket, I washed it! I would like to get another one.

Jeannie, that movie looks cute! Glad ya'll had a fun day.

Tina, how are you doing?

Let's do this together!!!!! This time next year, I plan to be thinner!!!!

maureen kempster
12-27-2009, 08:29 AM
Good morning
Well in about an hour I'm heading back to Calgary then maybe this afternoon my son & his wife & I will go to Banff for a coffee-we'll see, depends on the roads.
Susan the pedometers I bought are "Sublime"-we'll see how they work!!
Well, lets have a good day and I probably won't be back here for a few days

take care

12-27-2009, 09:29 AM
Good Morning everyone! Maureen - Have fun today! I hope you have good roads!

Yesterday was the first day of my "new" lifestyle~ AND ...... I flopped! Urgh.....I thought I had done so well, but when I came home last night and entered all my info in Spark People.com I was floored to be WEIGH over where I should have come in at. I had a great healthy breakfast and a 7 point dinner at Applebees. It was the stuff in between I guess. I'm off to sign up for the 3 months of FREE WW online.

Have a great day and make it about you!

12-27-2009, 09:41 AM
oops...correction......I read it wrong! It isn't 3 months free! It is 7 days free (big difference) and then $65 for 3 months and then $17.95 monthly. Hmmmm, vs. the $47.95 monthly........ I'm still going to do it! :D

12-27-2009, 08:32 PM
I'm glad you corrected that because I was about to sign up for 3 free months online WW. :lol:

We can all do this!!!!!!! I start tomorrow. It's been a hectic two weeks, especially with me being sick with this cold/allergy thing. I'm better in the daytime but nights are a drag.

Maureen, be safe. I know you'll have a good time.

Susan, I'm sorry about the diagnosis. It's good you have a dr. that you trust.

Mimi, how are you doing????
Dori and Sis---where are you girls!!!!!!

Tammy, I hope you and Tim are doing okay and having fun together.

We saw a townhouse/condo today that we love. It's just that there's no balcony or outdoor space for a tiny garden. The condo part is that they take care of outside and you aren't allowed to plant a thing. It's brand new. I wanted to fall in love with a place and it would be it! I don't feel that way about this YET.

We can all do this! We WILL do this, even a little at a time.

12-27-2009, 09:18 PM

I went swimming today. Swam for 50 minutes! I felt good when I was done. I've done with my eating. I got some yogurt at the store (not really crazy about it) and plan to make some parfaits. I got some frozen fruit and nuts. I looked for granola but not sure where to find it.

Tina, sorry you are feeling bad! Take care of yourself. I know you will find the right place and know it when you see it!

Maureen, I'm going to look up that pedometer. I want one for my pocket.

12-27-2009, 10:30 PM
Susan, Whole Foods would have all kinds of granola.
I got lots of WW yogurt. I like most all varieties except I'm not too fond of key lime.


12-28-2009, 02:31 PM
Well today will be my first day back on points. Started a new 3 month journal so I have to keep it up. Didn't do too badly over Christmas, except for some candycane ice cream OHOH not HOHO. Wishing everyone a succesful New Year we all can do it I know we can. Starting back with walking today but taking it a little slow.
Glad everyone had a nice Christmas.
The Olympic flame came through here yesterday so there was lots of excitement in town. I didn't go downtown though too much on the bus and then standing around in the cold. In 1988 the last time the flame came through Mike who was 4 and I ran beside it for about a hundred yards.
Dan and the nurses on his floor have a weight loss competition for the new year $5 each into the pot and winner takes all so he is already figuring how he will spend the money.
Maureen;, yes Cuba sounds good right about now, still one of the cheapest and safest places to travel down south.
Susan; sorry to hear about your gynny problems. Is there any alternative treatments? That swimming sounds good, wonder where my suit has gone.
Tina; you will find the right spot. Is your real estate person making helpful suggestions? If you want some outdoor space don't compromise!!
Tammy; enjoy your trip!
Jeanne; let us know how the online works. I have a membership until April but considering options for after then.
By for now

12-28-2009, 07:17 PM
Hi everyone! Woohooo. Day 3 of my new "lifestyle" - "eating" changes, Day 2 of my online ww membership. I LOVE IT!!!! The site is so informative, recipes, blogs, tracker....all kinds of goodies. I spent all day on there yesterday. (shhhh) and could only check in and out today. Both days I stayed totally OP! woooosh! And.......I drank water!

well off to do some stuff around the house~
Have a great night.

maureen kempster
12-28-2009, 07:53 PM
Good for you Jeanne for sticking with it-I'm on line with Richard Simmons & don't really do much on the site-that's why I'm a little hesitant to try WW on line. I can't wait to get home-I feel that all I'm doing is eating. I feel so out of control-major changes are on the horizon.
Well I hope everyone is well
talk to you soon


maureen kempster
12-28-2009, 08:51 PM
does anyone here go on facebook? I was thinking that maybe we could start our own group?


12-28-2009, 10:08 PM
Maureen, I go on facebook. I know it's hard traveling. Even being at my folks it seems like all we do is eat.

Mimi, Good for you!!!! Did you go to a meeting or are you doing it on line?

Jeannie, woo hoo!!!

I had a good day, swam almost an hour too! Made potatoe salad to go with dinner, shouldn't have because I ate too much of it! Did well with everything else! I had a salad at lunch and shredded wheat for breakfast. Oh and a smoothie after swimming.

We are doing well!

maureen kempster
12-28-2009, 11:08 PM
Hey Susan

good for you with the swimming-I really can't wait to get back home-I'm just hoping that the lineups won't be too bad at the airport-add me as a friend if you like on facebook-just search my name-
hope we all do okay tomorrow on program


12-29-2009, 12:20 AM
Maureen, I just heard that some restrictions here on the airlines were being lessened some---like now letting people get up and use the bathroom.
Susan, you're doing great with that swimming. Now that I feel better, I'm going back to our exercise room to use the treadmill.
Jeanne, :carrot: you are doing great!
Mimi, it would be so great to see the torch. Wow, to you getting to run along side of it. I don't think I would've gone out in the cold this time, either. :)
We're supposed to have sleet here tomorrow. Brr...
I didn't do good with the water today. I thought I was going out to see some townhouses so didn't want to have to use their bathrooms. :lol:
Tammy, are you having fun?

12-29-2009, 06:43 AM
Good Morning! I'm up and at here at 5:00 a.m........I wanted to pack my lunch and "maybe" get a walk at home cd in before I leave for work. (at 7:30).
Maureen - It's hard when you are not at home to stay OP! And......I am very very much a "facebooker"!!!
Susan - good job on the swimming. If & when I ever reach a "normal" weight and can be presentable, I am going to join the swimming at the Y.
Tina - sleet! Ewww. We have 2-3" of snow here. Have fun looking at the townhouses! It'll all happen when you least expect it!
Tammy - I hope your having fun too!

Gotta go! Have a great day everyone!

12-29-2009, 06:45 AM
PS - here's my facebook info..............
Jeanne Lenzi Ramelli
Location - Pittsburgh

12-29-2009, 09:50 AM
Hi everyone; I go on facebook every day.
Search for Marion Cook Kitchener. I hope it will come up.
Maureen I tried searching you, but no luck.
Jeanne I found you and I sent you a request to add me.

maureen kempster
12-29-2009, 10:41 AM
Good morning
Mimi-I sent you a message on facebook-I think I sent it to the right Marion Cook!! so i guess you just add me as a friend and I confirm-try my name again if you like-maureen kempster-I don't think there are too many of us lol-
Jeanne I sent you a request.
Well, I hope everyone is great-1 more day & I head home-I guess the wait times for some flights has shortened-they have the RCMP helping with security at some of the major airports.

talk to you later


12-29-2009, 02:44 PM
Hi all! Ahhhhhhhhhh, HELP ME STAY OUT OF THE CHOCOLATE TODAY! HELP! I was so OP and I ate like 5 gummy sugar plums! I could just kick myself!!!!
And just for the record I have NOT had any donuts or chocolate today. I have 2 hours of my shift left and then I'm outta this crazy chocolate heaven! Urghhhh! See how hard it is for me, ya'all probably think I'm going nuts! (I just may be)!!!! ;)

Maureen & Marion (aka mimi) I accepted your requests on facebook!!!! Yay!
mimi - beautiful pictures!
Maureen - yours too! Nice to see those boys I've heard so much about!

Anyone know if hot tea counts as water intake??

12-29-2009, 02:54 PM
I don't have a facebook account. :(
Jeanne, yes, decaf tea counts as a water.
Don't beat yourself up over those 5 gummy sugar plums. :) It's not going to kill you. Remember the 35 flex points! Good for you for staying away from the chocolate and donuts. YOU can do this!!!!!

It's such yucky weather down here. I know----I have it easy because no snow or slush. But, for us it's cold and yucky. :lol: I may have to make some hot chocolate.

12-29-2009, 05:49 PM
Jeanne I'm sure those 5 gummies wouldn't equal even 1/2 a donut. so don't fret.
Tina is there any reason you don't want a facebook account?
Maureen just make sure you don't drink too much before the flight, the last I heard for the last hour of the flight they won't let you get out of your seat. Hope the lineups aren't too long.

12-29-2009, 05:50 PM
Jeanne, any liquid counts. Thats one of the newer things weight watchers is trying to change.

12-30-2009, 01:20 AM
Snow twice in one week!!!! It started about 2:30 and stopped about 8 ish. It's beautiful outside!!! Didn't swim today but did my Wii! Then we went and ate pizza! What's wrong with that picture?

Maureen, hope you got home safely!
Jeanne, like the way I added "ie" to your name earlier? A southern thing! I agree with Tina, you didn't gave a donut!!
Tina, did you townhouse hunt? I can look up here for you!!!!
Tammy, hope you are having the time of your life!!!
Mimi, lived your picture on facebook!

Ok found Jeanne and Mimi on facebook. Can't find Maureen!! Where are you hiding? It's hard to find me, so figured I better look for y'all.

Doctor called with my biopsy. I have multiple begnin polyps on my uterus so I have to have the albation done. After another sonogram. He said it's a day surgery and if I had it done on Friday by Monday I could go back to work. I'll have cramping. However it doesn't fix the endometriosis! I'll make my lust of questions when I go for my sonogram!

Well off to bed!

12-30-2009, 01:21 AM
Snow twice in one week!!!! It started about 2:30 and stopped about 8 ish. It's beautiful outside!!! Didn't swim today but did my Wii! Then we went and ate pizza! What's wrong with that picture?

Maureen, hope you got home safely!
Jeanne, like the way I added "ie" to your name earlier? A southern thing! I agree with Mimi, you didn't gave a donut!!
Tina, did you townhouse hunt? I can look up here for you!!!!
Tammy, hope you are having the time of your life!!!
Mimi, lived your picture on facebook!

Ok found Jeanne and Mimi on facebook. Can't find Maureen!! Where are you hiding? It's hard to find me, so figured I better look for y'all.

Doctor called with my biopsy. I have multiple begnin polyps on my uterus so I have to have the albation done. After another sonogram. He said it's a day surgery and if I had it done on Friday by Monday I could go back to work. I'll have cramping. However it doesn't fix the endometriosis! I'll make my lust of questions when I go for my sonogram!

Well off to bed!

12-30-2009, 08:23 AM
Good Morning Ladies! I slept so good last night. No acid, no injestion, no coughing. Hmmmmm, makes me wonder?!?!:dizzy:
I still haven't added any phyiscal activity into my routine, but I know that it is coming because I am feeling better. I guess it's amazing what water, fruit and veggies can do for your body. I mean, in addition to the weight loss! Not too mention all the positive motivation I get from you guys and the online ww site. Did I mention, I love it?!! hahah, I know I did!;)

Susan - headed to facebook next, I'll get your friend request! Keep us posted on your surgery! Prayers headed your way!

Marion - So any liquid that the base is water counts as my water intake?

Tina - thanks! I know they won't kill me, but they weren't even good! haha! And, they were bigger than 5 "normal" size gummies! I was able to come in within my daily points without using my 35 weekly yet. yay!

Tammy - hi!

So last night I finally had my first fast food OP dinner in 4 days. (not that we are big fast food people, cause, we aren't) But anyways.....We stopped at taco bell and I whipped out my laptop in the car and checked out the menu. I was able to have 2 soft beef tacos, 1 dish on pinto beans, 1 dish of
rice and a diet pepsi for like 10 or 11 Points. And, I split the 2nd taco with Bob. And, I was full.

Gotta run, packing my lunch, going for my allergy shots, and headed to work!
Have a great day everyone. And.....thank you!

12-30-2009, 12:37 PM
Wow, Jeanne, you did a great job with the fast food. I'm proud of you!!!

Mimi, I didn't know that all liquids were okay. Thanks for letting us know. I guess I need to get myself back to a meeting. :o I've got lots of excuses. :lol:
Facebook---no specific reason for not joining, except there are enough cookies on my PC. :D

Susan, I'm sorry about the diagnosis. I don't know what that albation is. I'll have to Google it.

Tammy, hope you are having good weather.

Maureen, have a safe trip.

Dori, heather, harlie, Sis-- we miss you girls.

Townhouses---yesterday we received a counter offer on our first offer for one. It's great! We don't know if they are desparate enough to accept our new counter----lots less than they want to receive.
Time will tell.
Help me have patience! :)


maureen kempster
12-30-2009, 04:01 PM
Good afternoon all
I'm just waiting to be taken to the airport by my daughter-in-law-it was nice visiting but now I'm ready to head back-I don't get into Ottawa until 11:30PM so I expect that I'll get home around 12:30AM-I don't have to go back to work until the 4th so that worked out well.
Tina I hope all goes well with the townhouse-I'm sure it will-is the snow gone yet?
Susan, I sent a friend request on facebook(I think it's you lol)
I hope you all have a great day on program

talk to you when I get back home

12-30-2009, 05:26 PM
Hey Jeanne, I checked my starter WW book ANY liquid counts even coffee or tea, and of course if you have milk that qualifies as well.
Tina; my new favourite drink is hot chocolate (low fat sugar free) but made with 1/2 a cup of milk instead of water. Its so much better that way.
Susan; good luck with the surgery. What a way to start the New Year. Hope you feel better afterwards and hope the procedure helps with the pain. Its a very safe procedure and has a lot of good results so I'll say a prayer for you.
Maureen hope the ride home was good and didn't have to go too long to check in.
If I don't get back on here tomorrow. Happy New Year to all of you.
We are all going to do fantastic this coming year.
Love Mimi

12-30-2009, 06:36 PM
Hi Everyone,

Well I screwed it up today! I had fried rice made with brown rice, and crab rangoons. I should have stopped but didn't. I haven't even been swimming yet and don't think I'm going to go today.

Maureen, You found me!! Have a safe trip home.

Mimi, I'll let ya'll know before the procedure. I'm not sure when it's going to be.

Tina, did you get sleet?

Jeanne, how's it going for you?

Believe it or not, I don't like hot chocolate or chocolate milk!!! Not even crazy about white milk either. I do love tea and I do drink decaf tea.

Hope ya'll have a great evening! Does anyone have plans for tomorrow evening? We don't! Thank goodness Pat's band isn't playing either. So I'll probably be sleeping in the new year! :)

12-30-2009, 09:32 PM
Hello! I'm finally checking in unless I get kicked off which has happened several times over the past few days. We have had a great time. Went to the Kennedy Space Center yesterday. There was so much to see, and we didn't have enough time for everything. This morning we met a woman that I got to know through a fibromyalgia thread. She lives near the resort here in Vero Beach! I took Tim to the airport, and he will be back in Ohio in about an hour. He wasn't looking forward to cleaning his car off when he got to Dayton. The weather has been nice, although it has been cool at night.

Jeanne, sounds like WW online is good for you! 50 pounds is a good goal.

Maureen, I guess I didn't know that Richard Simmons had a site. GOod for you for starting the walking program and French lessons!

Susan, my friend, Carol, just had an ablation of the uterus done. She did it on a Friday, and she was back to school on Monday. Keep up the swimming!

Tina, keep us posted on the condo! Having them do all the outside stuff is wonderful! That's why I like living where I do.

Mimi, sounds like we are all in the mood to get back on track, doesn't it?

Ok, I'm on Facebook too! Tammy Cline Dayton, OH I'll go there in a bit and start searching for those of you who are on there. I have reconnected with so many of my former students! So much fun!!

I'm picking up Maurice in the morning, and we'll be heading to Jekyll Island, GA. New Year's Eve with Maurice in Georgia. Sounds like a wild time, doesn't it?? I have missed him.

12-30-2009, 09:40 PM
Evening all,

Okay, I'm going to get my own Facebook account. I can't be the only one here who doesn't have one. :lol:

Tammy, it sounds like you are having a great time. What fun, getting to meet someone from a thread.
We all should meet some day.

Tomorrow we submit our counter offer for the townhouse. I hope they don't laugh hesterically.

12-30-2009, 10:30 PM
Tammy, sounds like you are having fun! Maurice missed you too!!! I think that sounds like a perfect New Year's Eve! I'll be asleep! I talked to my friend Lana, and she had to have the abalation too.

Tina, have you heard on the townhouse? This is the one that you really liked, right? Don't worry about the facebook, I have a page but nothing on it! I don't have pictures or anything.

12-31-2009, 08:44 AM
Hi! Happy New Years Eve!
So I got home last night and was reading the mail. I got a brochure from our Health Care Company offering the 10# in 10 weeks...........
It is a weight management program engaging nutrition, excise and lifestyle changes. Lectures, activities, self study annd personal goals. I guess if I am reading it right, it is held at the YMCA and is covered under our insurance plan! Wow, what timing. I'm going to check it out.

Just thought I'd share! Have a great day everyone!

maureen kempster
12-31-2009, 09:29 AM
Happy New Year Everyone

I made it home-2 AM- our flight was 1.5 hours late so didn't get into Ottawa until 1 AM instead of 11:30- they said weather-

Tina, if I can navigate around Facebook anyone can-I only connected with 1 grade school classmate-I figure anyone my age is either dead or doesn't know how to use the computer LOL

Tammy sounds like you're having a good time

Jeanne be careful on the roads

Susan, I'm with you about New Year's Eve-I very rarely see it come in

Anyway-it's good to be back home now the packing begins!!!

Have a super Happy New Year if I don't get back here-we all deserve it


12-31-2009, 01:10 PM
Maureen - thanks. They were only wet by the time I had to travel on them this morning! Glad you are home & safe!

12-31-2009, 01:29 PM

Maureen, I'm glad you made it home safely! That delay doesn't sound too bad this time of year, with all the things going on.
Good luck with all the packing. I wish I could come up and help--then you could come help me pack (again). See, I have method in my madness. :lol:

Jeanne, wow--I'd like a weight management program offer like that!

Tammy, so glad you are having a good time. Tell us what Maurice did when he saw you.

Susan, I'm sure you will be fine after that procedure. (I Googled it.)

Mimi, I hope you have a great New Years Eve.

Larry and I always stay up until midnight. We used to go out to eat and to a movie. It got where doing both was hard to plan, time-wise. We usually go eat and then come home to watch a dvd. This year it's Mexican food!!!


12-31-2009, 07:49 PM
When I walked in to get Maurice this morning, he barked at me! Then I think he realized it was me because he ran over to me and started crying and jumping up on me. I think he was very glad to see me, and I know that I was very glad to see him!

The trip from Vero Beach to Jekyll Island was good. Not too much traffic, and it took about 4 hours which was about right for me without getting too tired. This is the same hotel where we stayed last year, and the people at the front desk remembered us! Oh my! Must have really made an impression. One of them even asked if my son was with me. I'm sure Tim would rather be here instead of Ohio!!

I am sure I'll be asleep before midnight. I could go to sleep right now and probably sleep all night.

Happy New Year Everyone!!

12-31-2009, 10:18 PM
Tammy, I know Maurice was happy to see you!!!! I know you were happy to have him back!!! I hope ya'll have a good time at Jekyll Island! It's neat that the people remember you. That makes it special!

Tina, glad you googled it! :) Ya'll are more exciting than us! We aren't doing anything!

Jeanne, do let us know about that program!

I'll be long asleep before midnight! I keep thinking it's 2010 somewhere!!!

Everyone have a safe New Years!!!! Be careful if you get out!

01-01-2010, 12:21 AM
Isn't it already New Years in Austrailia? :)

Tammy, I'm glad Maurice was so happy to see you.

I am stuffed. The Mexican food was wonderful!!! Boy, on Monday I need to stay in the exercise room all day! :lol:

01-01-2010, 12:23 AM
Oh yeah, the townhouse----the other realtor couldn't believe how LOW our counter was. :lol: I guess we can kiss that house good-bye! :(


maureen kempster
01-01-2010, 10:22 AM

Tina, you'll get your place soon-it's good to see you on facebook
I just came in from a great 35 min walk-it's about -4C/24.8F but I was actually sweating-the road aren't plowed yet & it's snowing. It was nice and quiet - I picked up a Dr Phil book-has anyone here ever tried to follow his program. Most of it seems to make sense-
Well it's a new year the old slate is wiped clean and it's time to be positive and move forward

Let's all have a great day

01-01-2010, 10:58 AM
Happy New Year!
Maureen, Brrrr...... :)

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