Weight Loss Support - 300+ and Ready To Try Again...#202

08-16-2002, 01:18 PM

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

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

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

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


08-16-2002, 01:20 PM
Now we have a clean page.... let's fill this baby up. :D

I am off to go swim... will be back.

08-16-2002, 03:48 PM
Hiya Ladies,

I'd don't have TOO long to post as I've got to get packing! Like I said, we're heading up to our "friend's" guest cabin tonight for some R&R. I said "friend's" because they're actually my rich ex-employeers (I was their nanny while in university). At the end of the weekend, my hubby (Reg) is heading home and I'm moving into the real cottage to stay with their kids until Wednesday night while they're away on family business. It's super romote there... their cottage is right on the point of an island and it's surrounded by water... hope I'm not spooked!

That said, I probably won't be back on here until next Thursday! What am I gonna do for that long without you guys?! :dizzy:

Kat... 5 pounds is awesome! Congratulations! Have a good time on your vacation and I guess I'll talk to you in September! Wow... that's a fair chunk of time to lose weight in... I guess I'll see you (and you'll see me) LIGHTER!

2Cute... Kat wasn't the only one who missed you! Nice to see you!

Ahhh man... I can't remember everything that was posted on the last thread and I don't have time to go back and check because I've got to get my butt in gear and get packing!

Ladies... I'll miss you all! Good luck surviving the upcoming "outage"... all I can say is.... I'm glad I'm had to go away anyways!

Let's all be cheat free this weekend!

Toodles 'til next Thursday!
Sara :)

08-16-2002, 07:28 PM
Kat, I will keep a running post to you for when you get back....and you win. Yes, Mr. Clapton's guitar playing does it for me. I could write a book about how he has affected my life. Since the site is going down I won't start that now.

We are getting horrible storms here. Total fields are being wiped out south of here and it is moving our way. Golf size ball hail....I think I will put quilts on my car!!!!!! Sure the PGA is here and the weather has to try to get some attention.(get it PGA & golf size ball hail)

I don't know how to survive without you this weekend. I did go and get some books to read at the library.

Well, see ya....

08-18-2002, 01:11 PM
It's just about racetime girls!! Thought I'd drop in to see how everyone is doing. The site looks great! You can tell everyone has been doing a lot of work and it shows! I've been doing pretty good this week. I got my Walk away the pounds for the abs videos by Leslie Sansone and they are really good. I've done the one mile twice this week. I have been OP all week with the exception of Friday where I had an altercation w/some chicken mcnuggets and a big mac and they won! :mad: Well, let me rephrase: I let them win. But that is ok, because Friday was two days ago and today is a new, fresh day with no mistakes in it. I bought some of that Kashi cereal that Michelle used to talk about and was surprised.......it was really good. Also, something that made me really happy this week. One part of losing weight that really pulls me down sometimes is that you feel like your missing out, when you deny yourself your favorite foods. Well, I went to Bi-Lo to get some stuff and I picked up some Tostitos and some cheese sauce for dh and the boys. While I was cutting up some lovely cauliflower and getting my lite ranch dressing, they were tearing into the chips and cheese sauce and I thought, "Well, just one won't hurt me." Those are usually the four words that start your demise, but I am pretty good about it, so I grabbed a chip & dipped it in the cheese. It was really good and I told dh to get it away from me, because I could do some real damage. Well, of course you know, I had to have another bite. So, I thought, "Wonder how bad this really is?" And when I looked at the label, I was shocked. This cheese sauce, (which I could really tell you the exact name, but I've already thrown the jar away) was only 40 calories per serving, which was 2 tablespoons with only 2.5 fat grams. The cheese sauce was with the chips and salsa and was Tostitos brand. Should be real easy for some of you guys to find if you like that kind of stuff. What was the big surprise for me is that, I was about to walk away from something that I thought would do in my points for the day and eat some cauliflower and lite dressing (which had twice as many calories and had 8 fat grams) which was actually worse! Really freaked me out. I can't believe I've talked a whole paragraph about cheese sauce. :lol: Anyways, just goes to show, you should always read those labels.
Gonna hop off for now, to watch the race. See all my buddies later. Take care. I love you all. :love:

Goooo Tony!!

08-18-2002, 01:14 PM
We got our gifs back!!!!!!! It's burger time!!

:flow1: Tina :flow1:

08-18-2002, 01:36 PM
Can you tell how excited I am??!!

:flow1: Tina :flow1:

08-18-2002, 03:32 PM
Boy I'm glad this site is back I have missed all of you:)

08-18-2002, 03:33 PM
Tina how far are you from Memphis?

08-18-2002, 06:55 PM
Hey Mary :wave:

I am only about 4 to 4 1/2 hrs. from Memphis, and yes I have been observing Elvis Weekend. Thank you..........thank you very much.

:flow1: Tina :flow1:

08-18-2002, 08:25 PM
Tina. I am about the same distance maybe a little less. We should plan on a meeting sometime.

08-18-2002, 09:29 PM
Hey ladies[:) ] Glad the site is back up and running. Well I managed to lose 1 lb this past week[:cb: ] Yea me! I did pretty well except for Friday. Didn't get my exercise in[:( ] and had KFC for dinner. But I got back on track this weekend. I did my WATP(2 mile) tape Saturday and Sunday and stayed OP[:D ] Hope to hear from everyone tomorrow.

08-18-2002, 11:10 PM
Well, where is everybody? I know I haven't been around here an awful lot lately, but that is going to change. I know that I've had a lot going on with school starting, the new job and my friends passing.........but that is no excuse. I really need you guys and I am realizing that more and more lately. I don't know what I'd do without you. I guess what it boils down to, is when I take time to get on the computer, I am taking time away from doing something else I should be doing, so I just don't even turn it on. But, in not turning it on, I miss out on things here........things that I consider important. This site and my life are important to me and I share my life in this site. So, I am making coming here, even if it's only for a minute, a priority........for me.

Mary: I would love to arrange a meeting with you. I am always up for a good road trip and your not far from me at all. Let me know when you would like to.

Bobsgal: I don't believe we have met before. You have chosen to join a wonderful thread here. We laugh, cry, share, gain and lose here. Hopefully lose the weight and gain the friendships. I hope I see you around a lot.

To everyone I'm missing..............I love you all. From the bottom of my hearts. I don't think I can say that enough. I hope you are all doing well and I will hop in sometime tomorrow. It's beddie time for me.

ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :yawn:

:flow1: Tina :flow1:

08-19-2002, 12:14 AM
Hey! I didn't think this would be back in time for me to say my proper goodbyes...We're just about packed up, I have a few last minute items to iron before I pack'em, I know I'm already over packed...

I really missed you guys for, what, one day? What the heck am I gonna do for two weeks? Not sure yet if dh is bringing his laptop to keep in contact with work...if he does...I may sneak a post in somewhere...

So...I'll "see" you all in 2 weeks...keep up the good work, I want to read lots of success stories when I get back! I'd also like to report one, so I'll try to not let the lobsters get the best of me!

love to all...


08-19-2002, 02:25 AM
hello everyone. I have not checked out any of the changes on this new board but I see tina has discovered we have our gifs back. That is good and bad for me. When I got my new computer I did not save my gifs because we could not use them anymore. :(

Kat... we will miss you. Two weeks is FOREVER in here. LOL
I just got back tonight from visiting my daughter... and I am headed out early in the morning for Missouri to visit my parents... and Friday I am headed out again for vacation. :eek: We will be gone 10 days. You gals are going to have to keep this site going.

I wish I had time to respond to everyone... but I am exhausted and 7am comes mighty early.

08-19-2002, 07:51 AM
WEEEEEE! I'm back. But just from work :(. My server from home hasn't updated yet. I'll try to catch up at lunch time. Saturday was great, yesterday wasn't so great. So today I'm working hard to be back on track.

08-19-2002, 08:57 AM
Good morning all
Hope all of you had a good weekend.
I was off Sat. so DH and I went in and saw Blood Work with Clint Eastwood. It was a good movie. We then went out to eat and to the mall. I bought a new pant suit and a skirt.

Tina: I'll let you know. I would love to get back up to Memphis soon. What did you think of the race?

Well girls I expect to see lots of posts when I check back in tonight. I am going to a potluck with my son tonight. He is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veteran's and they are having a family potluck.

Well I'm off to grab a bath and get ready for work. We have a new children's librarian starting today.

I also deleated all my gifs I'll have to find more.

:cb: :dance: :dancer: :jig:

08-19-2002, 12:18 PM
Tiina- Hi and thanks for the welcome[:D ] I've been posting for about 2 weeks now and I love it[:smug: ] I started my weightloss journey July 29 and so far I've lost 4 lbs[:cb: ] Yea! This site has really been good for me. I am doing this weightloss for me but it always helps to have someone to be accountable to. Kat and 2Cute- have fun on your vacations. I know I'll have lost even more of the stubborn pounds by the time you guys get back.
Anyone else I've missed- Keep up the good work[:) ] We will win this battle.

08-19-2002, 12:20 PM
Just a quick question. How to I get the smiles to appear in my posts without showing the brackets?

08-19-2002, 02:49 PM
Hey everyone............I "literally" only have a few minutes to post. It is my tom and I had a little "accident" at work and had to come home and change pants, :p so I thought I would pop in real quick. I have to leave in two minutes, so I'll reply real quick.

Kat: Have a great time. I will miss you.

Steph: When you want to put a smiley in the post, I just click on the smiley I want to use. Hope that helps, if not, let me know.

Mary: What do you think I thought about the race? :lol:
Gooo Tony!

See you guys after WI (Not Wisconsin) and football practice :rolleyes:

:flow1: Tina :flow1:

08-19-2002, 03:23 PM
Queen- thanks for the tip. Here it goes :)
I hope it works

08-19-2002, 03:24 PM
It worked. Thanks again

08-19-2002, 07:58 PM
Cool beans....this site looks so nice and neat and trim! Just like we are all gonna look real soon!

I gotta run..the little guy is out back playing and I don't like to leave him unattended! I'll be back again soon!

TTFN Michelle

08-19-2002, 11:24 PM
Well girls I'll tell you, as most of you know, I haven't had an awful lot to smile about lately, and even though I am dog tired, because I have run all day, I do have to say going to WI made me feel pretty good. I lost 7 pounds. Yes, that's right. 7 pounds! 7 pounds in 6 days. 7 pounds even though it's my tom. 7 pounds even though I had a bout on Friday with a big mac and some chicken McNuggets and they won. I am very grateful for this loss. I needed it. BAD And all the way home, I just kept thinking, I can't wait to tell my friends. Thanks for being there for me guys. I couldn't do this without you. I wouldn't even want to. :love: With that being said, I am on my way to bed. I am exhausted.

08-20-2002, 12:00 AM
Wow Tina- 7 lbs in 6 days. You go girl :cp:


08-20-2002, 08:06 AM

Well, the server didn't come up til late last night at home so I had to wait til this mornin to visit.

WI didn't go as well as I'd hoped. Gained 2 lbs. :eek: I had a bit if a problem with fast food on Sunday. Ate it and damn, I wasn't even that hungry. Fie on the fast food devil!! :devil: Then there was the Chinese buffet on Thurs. that I thought I could handle but I definately let my portion size get away from me.:p Oh Well, Onward and Downward. It's a brand new week! :)

TINA: 7 lbs.! WOW!!!! I did that a couple of weeks ago. That'll give you a BIG BOOST!:cool: :D :) ;)

Gotta get to work.

08-20-2002, 08:40 AM
Good Morning all
I don't go in till 2 today
My aunt and I are going to see my mother today. I haven't seen her since May.
Hope all of you have a good day
Tina congrats on the weight loss

08-20-2002, 12:58 PM
Hi guys.... I have 5 minutes until I have to run but wanted to check in for a second before I start my running.

Sara... thanks for missing me too. You are the sweetest thing.
Tina... welcome home. Congrats on your 7 lbs !!!
Lucky :p ...keep visualizing yourself as that avatar and you will be
Mary... enjoy your visit with your mom
J-ann.. thanks for sharing your slip with us. It reconfirms to me that I must follow program to succeed. I am a foodaholic.
bobsgal.. have I ever welcomed you?? Welcome !!!!
Michelle... good to see you popping in again. Missed ya.
Kat... I hope you are enjoying your vacation. I leave Friday.

Okay... now I really have to run. I hope someday soon I get my act together and get more organized. :rolleyes:

08-20-2002, 07:21 PM
Hi all here I am at work It has been a long day. Mother was fine and happy to see me and my aunt. I came in at 2 and get off at 7.

08-20-2002, 10:24 PM
Do not post here! Instead..........come and join us and all of our friend at 300+ And Ready To Try Again..............#203