Weight Loss Support - 300+ and Ready To Try Again... #199

08-09-2002, 12:54 AM

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

Monday........Motivation Monday
Tuesday.......Tuesday Tips
Wednesday..... Weigh ins / Wacky/ Way to go Wednnesday
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.


08-09-2002, 01:14 AM
Figured I better start a new thread. Now I am going back to read.

I have had a great day. I cleaned in my guest room/office all day and it looks so pretty again. I got so bad at using it as a catch-all room. I am a happy camper tonight.

See you all later

08-09-2002, 02:42 AM
Here I am again. And no one was here to miss me. LOL

It is late but I wanted to post tonight. My days are soooo full lately. As I said earlier... I am being productive !!!!

Welcome Stephanie !!!! We always love have newcomers. Your food plan sounds good to me.

J-ann... what a great day you had. You must not be one of us 300lb gals. I don't think there is any way you get this body back up that hill. :lol:

Sara... I too have a bundle of joy coming this morning. My granddaughter is 6 months old. I am keeping her for the weekend so I will really be busy the next few days.
And what memories you brought back to me with "I'm a Little Teapot". As a child I would get paid 25 cents everytime I sang that song. :) We lived in Missouri and all of our relatives lived in Illinois. So.. when we came for visits all of my relatives thought I was sooo cute singing they gave me a quarter. That was a LOT of money back in my days. I must of been either really good singer... or really CUTE !!! :p I must have been cute... because I can't carry a tune. :lol:

I talked to Tina tonight. She is doing okay. The death of her friend has been very hard on her... but she said she is okay.

I wish I could respond to everyone... but now I forgot what everyone else said on the last thread. I know I want to thank Kat for keeping this site going. Your committment and humor makes a big difference. Thanks !!! There is also Lucky.. but I don't remember what you said either. :o This is sooo embarrassing.
Maybe I have Alzheimers and don't remember that either. :?:

Well.. for Thankful Thursday I am thankful I am STILL cheat free!!!
For Fun Friday... like I said... I will have my granddaughter.
I will try to get back... but will have to see how it goes.

08-09-2002, 07:08 AM
Man, because I knew that my friend and her son were going to be at my house this morning at 6:45am or before, I couldn't sleep ALL night. I can't stop yawning...

The worst part being, before my friend called with this babysitting emergency, we had scheduled a get together with a group of friends at our house tonight. This is a group of ppl that stay up till the wee hours of the morning on weekends which is normally fine with me but today... I may cry!:stress:

2Cute... Thanks so much for starting the new thread! I was trying to entice you back by NEEDING a new thread... :lol: I know what you mean about feeling SO good after something in your house is all cleaned and organized! Have a good time with your granddaughter this weekend!

Hi and good morning to everyone else out there... Lucky, J-ann, Baylee, Tina, Thin, Malia, Mary, Michelle, Marusha, Syn, Wic, Steph and anybody else I'm forgetting because of my sleep deprivation!

See ya later today if I can muster up the energy! :lol:

Sara :)

08-09-2002, 09:09 AM
Good luck, Sara, you have a full day ahead. Kids and parties are exhausting but fun.:dance:

I haven't mowed part of my lawn for over a week and now it is suppose to STILL keep raining through Sunday. Hmmmm blessing or curse?? :shrug:

I have been doing much better with the food since my "binge" on Monday.

I know we don't usually comment of the news here but WHAT is going on with all of the kids being taken. It just seems so many and in so many different places.

I guess the rain tomorrow might be a blessing - I can clean my office area. :dancer:

Happy Friday everyone and see ya later.

08-09-2002, 09:26 AM
I'm on early so that I don't pass out as I type and to keep me out of the kitchen! I am hungry, BIG TIME...but I dont' want to eat before I sleep. Yesterday all I had before bed was a large glass of unsweetened cranberry juice...let me tell ya...that stuff flushes you out and then some! I never wake up to pee and there I was, for what seemed like forever! Yeah, I know...too much information! Useful info though! Try it!

Of course you were cute back then, 2cute! 2cute2b true! I'm so glad you're still on your cheat free roll...Not too long ago you were very despondent and it is wonderful to see the change in you! You are very inspiring...thank you!!

Don't cry, SaraJoy...just make sure you nap when the little guy does...have fun and keep us posted on your babysitting adventures! And remember, "Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast"...maybe a lttle Chopin practice will captivate him for a bit! Can I come up for some piano lessons? I always wanted to learn...still may muster up the courage to take lessons...one of those lifelong dreams, you know.

Lucky...my lawn awaits me too...I can't use rain for an excuse...no time is more like it...plus the dog poop that no one wants to pick up...*&^% kids.

J-ann, that sounds like my kind of day. I LOVE hiking and nature walks of any kind. I was just checking out some info on Acadia National Park...we're going to Maine in a little over a week...I am looking forward to some serious hiking and outdoor adventures!

Steph! I just noticed that you're a Jersey girl too!! What exit? (Inside joke for Jersey-ites!) Let me see if I can find my "You Know You're from New Jersey when..." list...although you've probably already seen it! Hope you enjoy our company, we are a fun bunch!

Marusha...boy you hit the nail on the head..."It's funny how no matter how successful you are at other things in your life, being overweight colours it all and makes you feel just a little inferior." That is so true...I always feel like less than adequate because of my weight...and when I lose, I feel wonderful...so why don't I strive for those good feelings everyday? hmmm, you got me thinkin'!

Tina, baby...how are you? {{{{{HUGS}}}}} and a tissue. Come back to us when you're ready.

Michelle...how is the job, Working/student Mom?! Are you getting ANY rest?

Hi Malia, Mary, Thin, Baylee, Duckie, Syn, who else? Please forgive me if I left anyone out...when I start going back and back to check previous threads, I usually manage to "lose" my present post...doh! :doh: Come out, come out...tell us a story about your day, good bad, indifferent...we love hearing from everyone!

I'm outta here...a friend is having a garage sale tomorrow, and said I could bring some stuff over to sell...hoo-boy, she doesn't know what she got herself into...I could open a thrift shop with all the crap I have...

I just got off the phone with another friend...it's time for "Girl's Night Out" We do this usually once or twice a year...unfortunately I have to work tonight...of course I'm still going though, just won't get my winkies in before work...tomorrow's post should be totally incoherent...I won't edit, you'll see!

Ok my loves...maybe I'll see you later...have a great day everyone!

PS, this IS a diet forum...maybe I should say something regarding such...Another good day under my belt...I am following the high priestess of no cheating, Miss 2cute's example...

08-09-2002, 09:32 AM
Good morning all my friends.

I have a few minutes before I have to get ready for work.

I could just burst with joy:spin:
The other day at work a man that comes in everyday to use the computers walked in and said hi beautiful. Mind you I love my DH dearly but it sure does a body good to hear that from other people:flow2:
Work is going extremly well I have already caught up with repairing all the damaged books. That is part of my job. I rearrainged the file cabinet in the office so things are easier to find too.

Food is soso at least the weight is staying the same.
DH and I are going in to a movie tonight. We never go to movies at night. We try for matinees they are cheaper. But I told him we need a change of pace. We are going to see signs.

I hope all of you have a great day and stay op.
I better get off here and eat breakfast.
Be back later
:dance: :cb: :jig:

08-09-2002, 01:24 PM
Just popping in while the baby is sleeping. She is sooooo precious. I really enjoyed having her alone. No brothers or sister... no husbands or aunts to share her with. Just her and me. :love:

The older granddaughter drives me crazy sometimes.
She just turned 2 and she LOVES our dog... but our dog doesn't love kids. So naturally I am a nervous wreck when they are together. He has never nipped or anything like that... but I still am a nervous wreck. The dog is sooo spoiled to being the "baby" of the house. Doesn't like it when a toddler finds his hidden toys. LOL This baby is too small to disturb him so it is much more relaxing. Ahhhh

She was so sweet. Her mommy forgot to pack her bottles :eek: so when she was ready for a nap she did not have her usual bottle. She was a little fussy... but ... as soon as I started singing to her.... she just relaxed and went right to sleep. :love:
Trust me... it wasn't my good singing... I can't carry a tune. :o
She just liked hearing my calmness and song is sootheing even if out of tune.

MARY !!!! I have never seen you write such a long post before. The guy must have really got your adrienlin going. You little devil you. :devil: I know what you mean.... an unexpected gesture like that can go a longgggg way for our ego. Someday maybe I will get that lucky too. (A girl can hope can't she.)

Speaking of lucky.... LUCKY... congrats on getting your food back on track. That is great !!!
We have had just the right amount of rain this year so far. Usually by the end of July and Aug everything is dieing from the lack of rain here. This year everything is still green and lucious.

Kat... my husband is anxiously awaiting the day I clean out our garage with a garage sale. I promised to have it in the spring... but it never happened. Now it is too hot. Come Sept.... out it goes !!!! If I don't sell it... it is being donated. I have sooo much stuff I think I will have it two weekends in a row.

Sara... your enticing worked obviously. LOL But please feel free to start the next one. LOL
When the babysitting gets to feel like too much... just think of me here doing the same thing. Sometimes it helps knowing you are not alone. Have a good time tonight at your party.

Okay... the rest of you need to post so I can reply to you too. ;)
I know some of you are out there reading. Michelle... where are you hiding?? I know Thin is working her butt off again today.

Well... I am going to get some dishes done while the baby sleeps.
I am looking forward to another cheat free day.
Kat... I am glad to set a good example for you... I have others who inspired me by their example. That is how this group therapy works... we inspire each other and show... IT CAN BE DONE... no matter how many times you failed in the past.
TODAY is the only day you have to think about. Just for today.
See you all later. :wave:

08-09-2002, 07:38 PM

08-09-2002, 07:42 PM
I am typing one handed holding a baby,
she wants to help. :lol:
be back when she is asleep

08-10-2002, 12:01 AM
One cat is sleeping in the middle of my bed, the other is in the snoring in the corner and soon I'll be wedging my body around cat #1 cause he will not move. :lol:

Just wanted to stop in and wish everyone a "Good Night".

Reading about the little one made me smile. I absolutely adore infants. It's when they become little "people" that they scare the heck out of me. :)

2Cute: Honey, sit yourself right down and listen to this one. I tried to visit that bog last summer and gave up 1/2 way there. Yes I did TOO weigh over 300. To be honest, even at 272 I wouldn't want to do it every day. Huff Puff :rolleyes: I sure felt good about myself when I got back to the car tho. Pooped but happy.

I gotta get some sleep.:yawn:
Good night all, sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite. :)

08-10-2002, 01:03 AM
Hi everybody! :wave: Yes, I really am alive and well and living in Michigan! :) I have not fallen off the face of the earth.

I just want to give you an idea of where I am when I'm not here. Here is a list of the jobs I have done this week.
Monday: Plan-o-gram audit at a department store, lunch with an aunt, visit to a child care center, exit interviews at a home improvement store
Tuesday: 3 grocery stores, 1 bank, 1 bookstore, Plan-o-gram audit (different location) and a community education class at night.
Wednesday: 1 bank, 1 grocery store
Thursday: oil change audit, toy store, brunch with a friend, lawyer appointment with my foster sister, dinner job
Friday: 8 banks, lunch job, theatre job, 2 apartments
Saturday: I'll be in a theatre all day
Sunday: rest?????

You see, I'm not just snoozing when I'm not here. I really do work for a living! :eek:

I'm still doing paperwork this evening for today's jobs so I can't stay here long. I just wanted to check in and let you know I'm still alive.

Stephanie: Welcome to our humble corner of 3FC's. We're glad you joined us. Hope you'll visit often.

Gotta run. I wanta try to get some more of this paperwork done before I go to bed. :yawn: See ya later. Love :love: to all.

08-10-2002, 02:02 AM
J-ann... I am impressed !!!!! I could NEVER do what you did.
How old are you?? Please don't tell me you are in your 50's too. You are putting me to shame. :lol: Keep up the great spirit and exercise... you will never regret it.

Thin... you poor thing. I could not keep up with you either. :rolleyes:
No wonder you don't exercise... you don't have time.
But.. we do MISS YOU when you are not here.

Okay... the rest of you...
Get your butts in here !!!! (please)..

08-10-2002, 09:04 AM
Quick post.
Dh and I went to see Signs last night it was good. Stoped by Shoneys for dessert afterwards like we did on our first date.
Have to work today and have a genealogy meeting
catch you later.

08-10-2002, 10:51 AM
I HAVE to clean my house and mow the lawn today soooooo, here is the deal. In order to get that done I have told myself I can't respond to any of you until my chores are done!!!!:mad:

So, off I go....I will hurry.......

It is nice here this morning. 57 and windy...hopefully that keeps the mosquitoes away while I mow.

08-10-2002, 02:08 PM
Coffee break time....done with cleaning except my office which I think will wait until after I mow...plus I can clean in here and talk to you guys at the same time.

How is Minnesota weather for you Baylee and Syn?

08-10-2002, 04:59 PM
hmmmm...traffic is very light again...must be nice to have a life...sigh...I guess I'll get my arse outside into the sunshine...got home from woek this am and literally passed out til about 3:00...I hate wasting my day sleeping! Even though I obviously needed that!

Diet is going well...very well...I have been getting on the scale everyday...I think, for now, it keeps me in line. I'm seeing good things, but do not want to commit to a number til next Wednesday...it's keeping me focused.

Well...I'm outta here...see you all later.

08-10-2002, 05:25 PM
Good afternoon my friends,

I'm baaack! Thought I should get another post in here before LUCKY comes back... my post is her reward for working so hard all day! :lol: Poor kid... :lol:

Well, my 12 hours yesterday with 9-month-old Ethan was super tiring. Have you ever heard of a baby that young that doesn't nap? :?: Actually, he's pretty easy to take care of... the only problem was that I was exhausted so I wasn't my usual energetic self. I TRIED explaining that to him... but he just wouldn't listen! :lol:

When my pre-planned company arrived at 9:00pm last night for a evening of witty banner, I could hardly drag myself to the door. That said, about 2 minutes later, I COMPLETELY forgot I was tired and had a marvelous evening that lasted until 3:00am. I felt great!!! I think (and MARY will appreciate this) one of the things that made me feel so great was I was complimented over and over. I believe that a certain gentleman (as well as his fiancee, somehow) said that I wasn't only pretty, but sexy as well!!! :p Mind you, ppl WERE drinking! :lol: I did let myself enjoy the attention though--47 pounds down deserves it even though I've got so much further to go! :smug: Very inspiring!

J-ANN... I agree with 2CUTE! That trip was quite the impressive feat! I would think twice about attempting it, weight issues aside! :)

KAT... It sounds like you're doing awesome with your diet! I'm so happy for you! I also agree whole heartedly with your last post. If anybody missed it, it said:



Well, seeing as how it's 4:30pm, I should probably get my recovering butt up and have a shower and get dressed!

Toodles and be back in a bit,
Sara :)

08-10-2002, 06:55 PM
and feeling a little bit better. The passing of my friend has hit me a lot harder than I anticipated. I have never had anyone really close to me pass before and it happened so quickly........I'm sorry, I don't mean to drag anyone down. I thank you all for your love and support. It has just been really really hard. She worked at the courthouse in the county clerks office and when me and my dh went to apply for our marriage certificate, she didn't wait to mail it out to us, she filled it out immediately so she could sign it. As a result, I have two.......the one that was mailed out and the one she filled out the day we came in. I always thought it was good luck for her signature to be on it, now it's even more special. But I'll stop talking about it now. I just wanted to thank all of you for your love and support.

Food has been terrible. :cbg: I have been eating anything that is standing still. It's like I am two persons sometime. On the one hand, I am the person that knows if she continues to eat the way she does, she will not live to see her grandchildren. I am the person that sits down and makes a list of all the healthy foods she needs to buy & makes out meal plans of how to use them. I am the person that goes to the store and spends more money than she needs to buying low fat, low carb and low calorie items. I am the person that saves her money so she can pre pay for the 10 week program at WW. I am the person that takes the stairs in the mornings at work instead of the elevator. I am the person that just ordered "Walk away the Pounds for the Abs" by Leslie Sanson on QVC.
ON THE OTHER HAND.......................
I am the person that doesn't really care that I'm filling my body with grease everytime I shove in a cheeseburger. I am the person that lets all these healthy fat free foods rot in the cabinet or end up giving them away to the kids. I am the person that pays for the 10 week program at WW and then goes to one meeting and quits. I am the person that takes the elevator on the way home. I am the person that wonders if she just lost 35.00 by ordering "Walk away the Pounds for the Abs" by Leslie Sansone because they are just going to sit on top of the VCR with all of my other exercise videos.

I do not like this person. Either side of me. Sorry...........I guess you can tell I am still in a really bad mood. :mad: I just need something to tie myself together. I feel like I have been truly falling apart lately. Even as I'm sitting here typing this, I am about to go dig through my purse to see if I have any pre-pay weeks left on my WW, so I can go back on Monday and at the same time I'm wondering if I will really go or not. How pathetic is that? I feel like I'm just floating around in no direction in particular and I hate that. I felt so much better when I was in control of my life. I am turning back into this big fat blithering idiot. Sorry to bring you guys down, but if I can't talk to you, who can I talk to? No one else understands. I have to go now. I will be back later..................


08-10-2002, 07:15 PM
Hi Gang!

It's starting to get HOT here again. Darn it!

This morning I had to skip my aquajogging class and take a friend to the airport. When I got home it was still cool so I cleaned out the car. Boy Oh Boy did that need to get done. I found things I didn't even know were lost. :) So far so good eating wise. Found skinless/boneless chicken breasts on sale so I cranked up the Foreman, seasoned the chicken and cooked 4 huge pieces. Then I cut them up into dinner and lunch sizes and froze most of them. I'll be all set for quick meals for quite a few days. I also sprayed a Portobello mushroom with Pam and did that on the Foreman too. MMMMM Did I have a super lunch or what? Had chicken, the mushroom and a nice big salad. Of course, now I'm still full so I'll have to find something light, but with quite a few pts. for dinner.

SARA: 3 AM? :?: God, I would never make it. Now if I had to get up and start my day at 3, that I think I could do. Am I mixed up or what? Glad you got some rest today.

KAT: Hey, sounds like food is treating you well. HURRAY! The list IS quiet but it's Saturday and it looks like the weather in most of the country is decent. Hpefully everyone is out enjoying a nice summer's day.

LUCKY: Aren't you the good one.:angel: Getting all your chores done today. When you finish, I'm only 20 hrs. or so, away by car. Want to come do my chores? I love to sit around and watch other people work.:devil:

THIN: OMG woman. When do you get a chance to go off program? You are one busy bee! :spin: You make me look like a slug. :eek:

HI to everyone else. :wave:

I'll try to get back later,

08-10-2002, 07:28 PM
Tina, You snuck in while I was typing. Here's a {{{HUG}}} for you.

Those people live inside all of us. Boy do I recognize you're shopping for good stuff then tossing it. It's a shame that we do these things to ourselves but we do, and we learn, and all we can do is try to be the person who is going to be healthy and slimmer a lot more often than the person who sucks down burgers and sundaes and chips. (Wow, I certainly can't forget those chips. They call out to me like a siren.)

Do what you can to try to get back to a normal routine, mourn the loss of your dear friend and forgive yourself you lapses. Soon the OP days will again out number the not so good ones.

I'm keeping you in my thoughts,

08-10-2002, 11:17 PM
Hey troops!

just popping in to say hey...son and I are about to watch Austin Powers in "The Spy Who Shagged Me" for the millionth time...

Yeah baby, yeah!

08-10-2002, 11:45 PM
WOW....my back hurts.

I finished, well okay quit, my outside work at 5PM so I could clean up before two of my nephews came over to watch the Vikings.

They left early because we stink.....but is it the pre seaaon and they are not playing the "main" players. But STILL....I wanted to be winning.

Tomorrow we are having my Dad out for awhile. I hope to get my pagoda painted. It's a small garden one. I dug a hole and put a piece of marble in it so I can put the newly painted, when it's done, pagoda on it. I have a friend that is Chinese and she said it should be gold for luck, fortune or something like that....:cool:

Tina, been there too many times myself.

Sara, glad you are recovering.

I must have done something "wrong" today because my back is killing me. Maybe I need cookies, ice cream, donuts....:cbg:

Good think I don't have any of those things in my house.

j-ann, I have always wanted to make Portobello mushroom but haven't. Are they hard to make and do you just eat them plain? No Ketsup, mustard :lol:

Even my fingers hurt...I think I will go to bed.....

08-11-2002, 12:47 AM
Hi Ladies,

Well, once I got my butt moving, I actually did accomplish a few things today. My BIL and his girlfriend came over for dinner (fresh salmon fillets, fresh green beans, salad and rice... no rice for me though!). Right after dinner, we all grabbed our rackets and went to play tennis for 45 minutes or so.

Anyhoo, everyone's watching "Donnie Darko" right now and since I'd already seen it, I slipped away to see what was going on here. You guys are such a big part of my life now... and definitely a source of inspiration and support. You guys keep me rock solid!

Tina... It's so great that you're back. We've missed you! I just want you to know that we're here for you... you're going through a really rough time. I re-read your post a couple of times. I think how you explained the two different ppl inside of you is exactly how a lot of overweight ppl feel, but may not be able to explain as clearly and eloquently as you did. Even though right now, I'm doing well on my diet, I still feel the dichotomy; the person who would love to sit down and eat a whole black forest cake is still inside of me but is being dominated by my rational, heath conscious self. I think right now, I need my dieting self to be in control and I HOPE that eventually, when I reach my desired weight, I can learn to "tie myself together." I think your post was SO insightful!

Lucky... Back pain is the worst! It just makes you feel useless because you can't do anything without pain! I hope it was just something temporary and you're back to your old self tomorrow!

J-ann... I'm the one that's mixed up! I'm a night-hawk and always have been. Early mornings are the WORST for me... I actually feel physically sick when I have to get up really early! Btw, did I mention I was glad you've joined our thread? You seem to be decicated to us already. You pop in often, offer words of encouragement, wow us with your adventures... it's great to have you here! :)

Kat... Do I make you horny? *fake british accent* :lol:

Thin... Thanks for popping in and letting us know you still loved us! :)

Well, I should take off. "Donnie Darko" is almost over. I'm gonna slip back into the living room, catch the last 2 minutes and act like I never left! A good host would never leave her guests to chat with her friends online! :lol:

Sara :)

08-11-2002, 05:16 AM
Hi everyone,

Tina and Lucky, hope you feel better soon.:flow1:

Made a few adjustments this week to my exericse routine. I added another day of walking and lifting weights on those days. Alternating upper and lower body. Aerobicizing on Wednesdays. Still working on my food. Added nonfat plain fruit to mango. Delicious. I eat the Brown Cow brand from the health food store. My midriff needs help. No exercise will help me. Overall weight loss will make the difference.

I hope to see Bloodwork with Clint Eastwood. Did any of you see it yet? Stopped at Ross today. Scored big time. $1.49 & $5.00 pants. Love bargains. Earlier, we went to a big rummage sale. I got knick knacks, plants, silk scarves, sewing supplies. It was fun.

Have a great Sunday,

:flow2: :flow2: :flow2:

08-11-2002, 10:29 AM
Good Sunday morning all
Hope all of you are good today.

I have to vent for awhile so bear with me..:fr:
The girl that is the substutute at the library now is a very good worker. She has not worked in 20 years. When we asked her to be a sub she was thrilled and her husband told her she might as well since she's at the library all the time. But now he is trying to be the typical male. I can't understand why a grown man can't lay out his own clothes and fix his own lunch and take his own medicine with out help. She says he has to have meat at every meal and doesn't like leftovers. Men can be such babies. I have the perfect DH, I guess he has me spoiled. I better stop this rambling before I have a stroke:mad:

I have eatten a lot this weekend. Friday noght was wonderful with dinner and a movie and dessert afterwards. It was a break from the usual.

I have to shop for groceries today and I really need to get back to church. DH said I have become a heathen I haven't been in a month :o

Malia: I want to see Blood Work next week end. I'm sure it's good all Clint's movies are.

Lucky: take care of your back. I have had portebella mushrooms with staek and as a side item they are great. Try them you'll like them.

To everyone else have a good day and stay op
Any new recipes out there I need some ideas.

08-11-2002, 10:53 AM
Mary, men all over are like that. I worked with a lady whose husband was so bad. One night a month we had to work to 7 or 8PM. He would constantly call her about when he would get his evening meal. This just made her nervous and she would make mistakes trying to hurry. I asked her once why he couldn't eat McDonalds that one night. She said (sit down for this one) "Oh, he will eat McDonalds but "I" have to be the one that picks it up"!!!!!!:fr:

Malia, it sounds like you are doing good. Send some of that exercise energy my way!!

Sara, you are so :s: coming here to post while your guests watch a movie. My back is only slightly better this morning. Oh well, it isn't the first time and won't be the last time that it hurts me. Good excuse to "take it easy" today. Actually losing weight would probably be the BEST thing I could do. :idea:

Check with you all later.......

08-11-2002, 11:27 AM
Greetings and Salutations,

Well, it sure looks like we're in for more hot, muggy (I wonder where that word "muggy" comes from?) weather. I got the garden watered and put the dogs in the yard for the morning so they can be in, and tired :), during theheatof the day. Now for those chores. Since Lucky didn't arrive I guess I have to do them myself.:(

LUCKY: Portobellos are yummy and sooo easy. Get them when they're on sale & clean them up. Some folks just brush them clean with a soft veggie brush. Me, I rinse them in water and pat them dry. Brush on some olive oil or garlic oil. Both sides please:). Then, if your grilling, about 10 minutes before dinner lay them on the grill. 3 or 4 minutes per side. Slice and serve. They ARE super with steak. I love them with everything. Even as a Portobello Sandwich. Just grill and put on a lite hamberger roll with lettuce and tomato and a bit of lite mayo. Mmm Mmm Good. I've cooked them on the barbecue grill, the Foreman and in a grill pan.

MARY: I have only one word for the opposite sex in those circumstances: "MEN!" Then I'd proably say "Honey, I've been feeding you for XX number of years and now it's your turn to feed yourself. If you need to know where anything is in the kitchen I'll be glad to show you." (Bet you can tell why I'm single!)

MALIA: Wow, you are doing great on the exercise front. I really need to do more than just aquajog 3X a week. I've really got to work on that part of my journey.

SARA: Tennis? I haven't played since I was, maybe, 20 yrs. old. AsI said. Exercise isn't my strong point. The YMCA's Fall/inter brochure is due out soon. I've got to find something to try this Fall.:strong:
Gotta fly :angel:

see you all later,

08-11-2002, 08:37 PM
Hi everybody! :wave: Just here trying to finish up a little last minute paperwork. It's been one of those crazy days....no rest for the wicked, I suppose. Got up this morning and started laundry. It was piling up with no end in sight. Got my theatre paperwork done and am just finishing up on the apartment stuff.

We were able to see two movies yesterday. Road to Perdition was a little slow, but decent. XXX was....well what can I say? With Vin Diesel it can't be ALL bad!!! :devil:

I see we keep getting more and more smilies. I don't like the ones that make my text skip a line, even though they are cute! Am I picky, or what. :cbg: This one's the cutest!!!

Tina: I'm glad you're back. It's really rough to get over a loss like that. It will take a good long time, I'm sorry to say. [[[hugs]]] On another subject: it looks like your buddy Tony didn't have a very good week either. Good thing he won the race today to get back in everyone's good graces. :)

Sara: I used to be able to party like that.....when I was YOUR age! :D

Malia: Your life sounds very busy. Hang in there. Vacation is right around the corner.

Lucky: Aren't you the best? Doing your chores BEFORE coming in here. What a girl!!!

2Cute: Hope you survived baby sitting your grandbaby. I bet you're recouperating today.

Mary: That guy shouldn't have encouraged his wife to get the job if he couldn't face making a meal once in awhile. Geez! You're just having such a nice time with your DH, that's really nice.

Katrina: I'm glad you're doing so well. I find that weighing every day helps when I'm doing well too. It keeps me going.

J-ann: Thanks for the info on the Portobello mushrooms. I really would like to try them sometime. I'm a fan of my Foreman so that sounds like a great way to make them.

Well, girls, gotta go. Paperwork and laundry are calling me. :eek:

08-11-2002, 08:45 PM
Hello ladies
I think I caught up on my sleep today I slept through the race woke up just as Tony crossed the finish line.
Better scoot have to do some work.

08-12-2002, 01:09 AM
Hi Ladies,

My Sunday started off lazy--sleeping til noon, :o then wandering around the house in my PJs. My hubby and I suddenly decided to pop out for a late lunch at the mall (Subway for me). I picked up a new shirt while there as it seems like even my newish stuff is getting too big! After that, we popped into a matinee showing of Signs... pretty decent if you are willing to suspend your disbelief for the sake of the story. Mel WAS looking pretty cute... very muscular and manly and yum! :s:

Tonight I made grilled chicken breast and stuffed peppers for supper. The peppers were an adaptation of a recipe listed here on 3FC... they were alright. Most importantly, they were DIFFERENT and it's nice to have variety while dieting!

Mary... Your friend's husband sounds like a sexist baby! :bb: That may be harsh but, in my life, I'd NEVER tolerate such a husband! Women should never have to be at the beckon call of their mates! It drives me CrAzY to think of relationships like that still existing in the year 2002! I have no problem whatsoever if a woman chooses to be a homemaker and take care of her family. IF they choose that path, they should still be treated like an equal partner, not a maid! FURTHERMORE, if they work outside of the home, husbands need to get off their butts and take over HALF of all household and childrearing responsibilities! Grrrr... this issue really makes my blood boil! :mad:

I've actually gotta run. I've got a few chores to finish and it's already midnight. Little 9 month-old Ethan will be here tomorrow morning at 6:45am again. It's like torture for my night-hawk body to get up at that hour! I'm glad I was only helping out for 2 days!

Howdy to everyone else out there... Lucky, Thin, J-Ann, 2Cute, Baylee, Michelle, Tina, Kat, Malia and all you newbies that only posted once or twice then disappeared!

Have a great Monday! Stay focused and stay OP!

Sara :)