Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again...#208




thinthinker
09-03-2002, 11:27 PM
WELCOME

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

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

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

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


thinthinker
09-03-2002, 11:28 PM
Hi everybody! :wave: Just checked in before turning in :yawn: Found we needed a new thread. If you missed the second page on the other thread, please make sure to go back and catch it.

Do you like the apple core welcome for back to school? :lol:

See you all in the morning.

QueenB
09-04-2002, 05:30 AM
Hello to all of my sweeties. How are you today? Wonderful, I hope. I am at work right now, but not for long. I only have about an hour and a half left... Woo Hoo! :cb: Today has been kind of a crazy day. My older son stayed out of school as he is now sick and decided he would keep me "company" while I was trying to sleep. Isn't he sweet? :rolleyes: He is feeling a little better though and I will have to see whether I will let him stay out another day or not. I am so very excited! I got a puppy!

She is absolutely precious! Her mama was a weinie dog and her dad was a chinese pug. She will not get very big and is adorable. We named her Daisy. It really fits her. She is only about 7 weeks old, so I am now going through the thrill of house breaking. Pray for me! :^:

I know this post isn't very long, but I am about to die to go to the bathroom. (I know you wanted to know that) So I will go for now and try to catch you later. :love: to all!


Grannie39074
09-04-2002, 07:54 AM
Quick post
Welcome Lemons
Not much going on

j-ann
09-04-2002, 08:17 AM
mornin,

So far so good today. It feels like another successful one.

TINA: The puppy sounds adorable. Good Luck sleeping during the day as it gets older and wants to PLAY ALL DAY!:dizzy:

I may take a walk on my lunch 1/2 hour. It's supposed to be beautiful today.

Have a great day!

SaraJoy
09-04-2002, 10:13 AM
I'm just making a quick post (not as quick as Mary's) :lol: and popping in the shower. The "cable-modem-guy" is coming between 11 and 2 pm to do something-or-other. I think he's replacing our cable modem. Our so called continuous service has a habit of going down momentarily which annoys my hubby to no end but doesn't really bother me. His new favorite passtime is waiting on hold to report outages! That said, we DO pay A LOT for the service we have and it would be nice if it worked as flawlessly as promised!

Today is Weigh-In Wednesday and there is no change as I've been weighing myself all week. The needle on the scale has been stuck at 60 pounds lost for a few days now even though my eating has been *perfect*. I DO have that annoying monthly visitor right now and am hoping to report a significant loss next week. I am so anxious to lose weight; I have so little patience!

Baylee... Maybe I SHOULD make an doctor's appointment for my hubby shortly. That's a good idea that very well may kick him into action! I think he thinks he's safe just because he's only 27 and his family has always been very healthy. He's very wishy-washy on the diet issue. One night he'll say "If I just was a bit more careful about what I ate and worked out at a gym a bit more, I'd be set!" Then... the next day, he'll sneak out to a chinese lunch buffet with co-workers!

AND, Baylee, you are SO right about teaching our future children proper eating habits by example! While I was a happy, well-adjusted child, for the most part, some of my most painful memories (starting in Junior High or slightly before) have to do with being overweight. I do NOT want this, or worse, for my children!

Tina... The puppy DOES sound cute! I'm sure he'll sometimes make you want to pull your hair out, and you'll swear as you're cleaning up his hair and taking him for walks in the middle of winter BUT, in the end, you'll wonder how you ever lived without this sweet, little puppy! :angel: :lol:

Oh! I really gotta go now unless I plan to greet the cable modem guy in my silk housecoat! "Oh... I completely forgot you were coming today" *incense and candles lit in the background* "Silly me! Well... seeing as how this bottle is already on ice, would you like a glass of wine?"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Toodles,
Sara :)

j-ann
09-04-2002, 10:37 AM
SARA, You are soooo bad! Go get dressed RIGHT NOW!!!

j-ann

SaraJoy
09-04-2002, 12:16 PM
I'm still in awe! The cable-modem-guy turned out to be this completely hot, built, dark, 6 foot 2, just-stepping-off-the-cover-of-a-romance-novel babe! I was shocked when I opened the door! I thought someone had sent me a strip-o-gram! The muscles in his arm rippled when picked up his tool box! I could hardly speak!
I have never before had a such a GORGEOUS man in my house. PLUS, he was SOOOO charming.

"Excuse me miss? Could I just take a peek at the electrical box?"

Me: "Ahh... sss...ss..sure. It's in the back room."

Him: "There just seems to be a lot of electricity in the air... I just wanna know if it's the box, or you..."

Gotcha! Had you guys hanging on my every word, didn't I?! :lol: The cable-modem-guy was a little, nerdy, shy guy but I thought I'd spice him up a bit! :lol:

J-Ann... Me? Bad? I don't know what you're talking about! :devil:

TTFN
Sara :)

j-ann
09-04-2002, 02:05 PM
BAYLEE....Journaling and pre-planning WILL GET EASIER!

If you're having trouble finding enough food to get into your point range switch some "diet" stuff to "real" stuff. Things like salad dressing, breads, jellies, even butter/marg.- that you might be using a low cal./fat version of. That should bring you right up into your range. Try to eat above your min. pts. each day. When I'm being really true to the program I find I lose best eating in the upper range of my points rather than banking points for a splurge during the week. After a few weeks you'll have so many food=pts. memorized it'll make planning/journaling go along really quickly.

Be sure to DRINK YOUR WATER & at least for a while MEASURE YOUR PORTIONS and you'll do just fine. :flow1: :flow1: :flow1:

GOOD LUCK!!!!!

j-ann

thinthinker
09-04-2002, 03:25 PM
Good day, everyone! :wave: Hope you are all doing wonderfully. I had a nice lunch job out with my son today. I behaved with a grilled chicken salad and then blew it on a piece (well, 1/2 a piece, shared with son) of to-die-for Dulce De Leche Cheesecake! Yum! :T

We have a dinner job tonight too. Boy, this is the week for eating out. I guess it's feast or famine here on the 'eating jobs'!

J-ann: These Icicle Pansies are actually bred in Ontario, just west of Toronto. They are bred especially for the colder climates. Guess I better get mine planted. They're still in their little pots on the front porch. They do just about everything else, but I don't think they will plant themselves! :spin: Sounds like with the addition of the weight training you'll be really losing! Hope you like the class.

Baylee: I'm glad you liked going to WW. The points thing will get easier and easier as the days go on. I do have one suggestion that really helps me, even now. When you buy something, or even the stuff that's already in your cupboard, go through and use a black magic marker to write the points right on the box. Like your snack crackers, instant potatoes, pancake mix, cookies, whatever. Write on the box: 1/2 cup = 3 points, 2 cookies = 3 points, etc. It will make life a whole lot easier. You won't have to look the stuff up time after time. And if you go to eat out and have like your favorite meal each time you go to one particular restaurant, figure up the points on one of the blank pages in the back of the book and then each time that you go to that restaurant and have your favorite thing, you don't have to refigure the whole meal all over again. P.S. I would definately be returning the book if the pages are falling out of it, you paid enough for it. :eek: As for the pansies, go to the website I gave you www.iciclepansies.com they have a store locator on the site so you can find a store that carries them near you.

Tina: The puppy sounds adorable! You will definately have your hands full. Most of the time babies have their days and nights mixed up as it is, this poor puppy won't have a clue with everybody in your house coming and going at all different hours! :rolleyes:

Mary: Glad you got a chance to breeze in here. Take care of yourself.

Sara: Honey, you are just too much! :joker: I see there is now real healthy competition for the funniest story here. You really had me going. :lol:

Well girls, I think it's time to put a load of clothes in. I'm on hold for my 'season pass' sale of prepaid coupons for WW. I only have 4 coupons left so I will use them in January and use the 'season pass' for this fall. Catch up with you all later.

Grannie39074
09-04-2002, 08:34 PM
Well ladies lets see if I can post more than a second..:p

Work went fine today but we were busy.
We had 2800 people come in the Library in August:tired:

I really enjoy my job.
I am still at around 195 which I guess is good since I have been eating out a lot.:cb:

Son still hasn't found a job but I guess we are in a job slump around here. Maybe he will find one soon.:censored:

I cooked black beans and rice with sausage for DH and son tonight. I had a lean quisine meal bowl which was ok :chef:

Is this a long enough post? Just kidding I love all you guys. I need all of you to stay on my case. Hope all og you have a good night. I promise I'll try to post more.

LuckyLadyBug
09-04-2002, 09:32 PM
Oh, Baylee, Why do you ask? is so perfect...I just read it so I didn't get to use it but will keep it in my brain. It's one of those things where I KNOW she is trying to find a time to corner me. The problem is two of the "babies" (okay a little prejudicial) that work for her are in there tattleing and rattleing the cage on a daily basis and I think SHE thinks that is the way to find out what is going on rather than actually SUPERVISING...hey, Tina, now I have supervisor trouble. Anyway, today whenever there was a lull and could see the wheels in her head start to work I brought up: So did you see the tornado in Wisconsin; or When did this bank start up in business; etc.....

I can't believe how tired I am....I just heard my farmer neighbor go by on his tractor....I guess I shouldn't complain.

I talked to an old friend tonight who thinks I should be a prison guard and is going to bring me an application.....this could be interesting.

Tina: Those hunk pictures you found...I think they are the ones my friend sent me...it is "Pick a Box any Box"......and oooohhhhhh mmmmmyyyyyy all 22 boxes have GREAT surprises.

thinthinker
09-04-2002, 11:13 PM
Mary: OMG, We were all just kidding about your itty bitty post. Hope you didn't take offense. * Sounds like your library was one busy place in August! My goodness! :) Isn't it nice to love your job?

Baylee: Sorry you don't get no pansies! :( I planted mine tonight after I found several of them in the flat pretty wilted. I figured I better get them in the ground. I didn't want their 'cute little faces' to turn to frowns! * As for the black beans and corn, a local Mexican restaurant used to serve a relish made out of black beans, corn and salsa. But the salsa seemed to be drained as it was not very liquidy. (Is liquidy a word?) Anyway, nice vegetable, great fiber! * The meatloaf recipe sounds great. 3 WW points per serving, or did you figure that out?

LuckyLadyBug: A prison guard???? Now there's a great way to meet men! :yikes:

Lemons: Boy, I hope we didn't scare you away already!

2cute: When are you coming home, girlfriend????

Ok, girls, nighty night! :yawn:

QueenB
09-05-2002, 03:50 AM
Hello all my friends.....how are you this evening, or morning I guess I should say. You guys are going to have to kick my butt and get me back in gear. I'm doing great at posting......at least better, but I need to get the food thing back in line again. I don't think if I live to be a hundred that I will ever figure ME out. One day I am full of inspiration and I have a wonderful day and the next day I'm eating dumplings. :?: Go figure. I have still lost about 50 pounds from my starting point, but my weight is slowly but surely going back up. I can feel it. Exercise is almost nothing. It's like I want to lose this weight more than anything, yet I don't want to lose it bad enough to try. I guess I'm just in one of those slumps. I keep telling myself it will get better. I hope it does. I don't want to undo all of the good I have done. And please, don't get offended anyone. WW is a WONDERFUL program. Truly, it is the only program that has ever worked for me, but I'm getting tired of counting points. Does that sound nuts? :chin: Sometimes I just want to try something different. Sometimes I just want to be really strict with myself and drink 3 Slimfasts a day and that's it. But I know that is not smart and not healthy. Why does food have to be so good and so tempting? Why do I not have control over my life? Ahhhh, the question the day? Why do we overeat? If I had all the answers I needed, I wouldn't be this overweight. I just need a little jumpstart, I guess. I think we all need that every now and again, don't we? Any ideas would be appreciated. :)

Thin: Sounds like you had a nice lunch with your son and I'm sure that little 1/2 piece of cheesecake didn't hurt you a bit. By the way, what is a season pass at WW? I don't think I've heard of that. I've been thinking about doing WW online and just weighing myself, but I'm going to need to buy a new scale. Mine is the pits. Last time I weighed myself and then went to WW, it was 20 lbs. off. What a let down! I'm not sure if it will work or not though. I do really like having to "answer to" someone at WW, and I am too totally easy on myself! :lol:

Lucky: Hmmm.......a prison guard, huh? Would definitely be a way to meet a lot of men. Not sure if these are the kind of men you want to meet though. :yikes: Just play it cool with your supervisor if you can. I know it's tough to be in that type of situation. {{{{{hugs}}}}}

Baylee: I'm glad that you are getting away this weekend. I hope you have a wonderful time at your plays. You were talking about the exercise thing........have you ever tried Leslie Sansone's "Walk Away the Pounds"? They are awesome. Very easy and very low impact. You should try them!

Mary: My goodness.........sounds like you've been busy. And to be honest with you, I like your little short posts. Don't get me wrong.......I LOVE your long ones. But when I see the short ones, I know you didn't have a lot to say, but were just checking in with us and that is the most important thing. We love you!

SaraJoy: You are soooo bad! You had me laughing myself silly! I love your sense of humor. Good luck at WI (not Wisconsin). Try not to get discouraged. I'm a fine one to talk though, aren't I? I don't have a lot of room to give advice. I'm really good at giving it, but I can't follow it myself! :lol: Sometimes we lose in inches and not in pounds. You are doing awesome girl. Keep it up!

J-Ann: How are you doing today my friend? I'm sure keeping busy, as usual. You gave some really good advice to Baylee. I think I will steal it myself and try to get motivated.

Kat: Where are you.......you evil little chicken. We waited forever for you to come home and I expect POSTS, POSTS.....POSTS! I missed you tons and I need a "Kat" fix. Get your lazy butt out of the bed and come talk to us! I :love: ya girl.

Lemon: Welcome to our little home away from home. You will fit right in. Post and post often. That's the best way to get to know one another!

2cute: Where the heck are you? Just exactly how long do you need to take a vacation? :) We need you. I hope your having fun. Enjoy yourself, but come home soon!

To everyone else: Hello and come out.....come out.....wherever you are! I'm gonna hop off here for now. In case your wondering, me and Daisy are getting along just fine. She is 12 weeks old, so she is not a young puppy, but is still very small. She has only had one accident in the house and it was on the kitchen floor and it was my fault. I knew she had drank a lot of water and she was whimpering a little, and I was busy and should have had MY butt in gear. Much :love: to all and I will see you tomorrow!

Grannie39074
09-05-2002, 08:01 AM
Oh no I didn't take offense.
I seem to be so busy lately.
I had dumplings for lunch yesterday . My aunt called and invited me to lunch she knows I love her chicken and dumplings. She is 87.

The director of the library is going to be in house today interviewing some applicants for the children's librarian job. :yikes: So I have to be on my best behaviour.

I have a friends of the library meeting tonight we are planning some fund raisers.

Well I have to go shower and eat breakfast.:grouphug: :goodvibes

j-ann
09-05-2002, 10:45 AM
Hi All,

Well I had a really good day around food yesterday. No exercise, but I stayed within my points and journaled.

I also managed to back into a friends car that's parked in my driveway while shes on vacation. :nono: Sure hope she's in a good mood when she gets home. I dented the door pretty bad. :eek: At this rate I'll have to get a second job to pay my insurance next year.

MARY, I love books! We have a brand new library in my town and I spend a lot of time there in the winter.

I hear a dog barking ...... TINA , I think Daisy needs to go out. TIME TO GET UP! (BAYLEE Don't read this.) If you're tired of counting points you may want to try figuring them by the week rather than the day. I know some folks who are quite successful doing WW that way. I can't, I'd starve by day 5!

Breaks over ....I'll try to get back later.

MichelleK
09-05-2002, 03:51 PM
Ok you all......here I go again! I was so disgusted with myself I talked myself into rejoining WW again for the millionth time in my life! And....what comes in the mail yesterday but a coupon to join for only $15....is that an omen or what??? So I guess tomorrow after work I am going to stop and join! They have an open registration/orientation at WW on fridays from 10-3 no meeting so I can go when I get out of work at 1:00.

Then watch out because you will probably get sick of me being on here again! I know I can do this..I did it once before! I just have to set my mind to it and let john cook his own dinner! LOL

Ok gotta run....I just want to say welcome to the newbie on the block! And Kat...we need to get together sometime!

TTFN Michelle

MichelleK
09-05-2002, 08:45 PM
OK so I come back to post and everyone bails! Whats up?

j-ann
09-05-2002, 09:38 PM
I'm here Michelle but only cause the pool's closed. Thurs is one of my water exercise nights. :)

Let see, Baylee's probably still figuring her points for today and preparing tomorrows menu. Right Baylee?
Tina either never got off the proverbial pot at work at some ungodly hr.this morning (or is stuck in the stall :lol:) or didn't get any sleep cause Daisy wanted to play all day. Mary has a Friends of the Library meeting. Lucky might be filling out her application for prison. Malia's probably at language class and 2cute's probably still on vacation (or recovering from vacation). I'm not sure where everyone else is. :shrug:

Good Luck at WW tomorrow. We have to just keep on trying to lose the extra lbs. don't we? It's too bad that we have to get disgusted with ourselves before we really get serious, but Hey, if it makes us face up to our weight problem even disgust can be a "good thing". :?:

Time to put the dogs out for a last visit to the yard. Hopefully the ladies who are mch better night owls than I will pop in soon.

LuckyLadyBug
09-05-2002, 09:52 PM
TIME.... I need more of it. I have only skimmed your posts and feel bad....I will catch up tomorrow night. I get off at 3:30 tomorrow, go see my Dad to get him reassured I will pick him up for my uncles funeral on Saturday and then I should have some computer time .....

Sara....you shouldn't play with me about your cable guy....you know I am looking for a man and you get me going like that!!!!!!!

I did have a Fed Ex man that DID fit that description however....those were the days....everyday at 1PM there he was....and they wear shorts in the summer!!!!!!

SaraJoy
09-05-2002, 10:51 PM
Lucky... Come to think of it. I had a Fed Ex guy that kinda fit that desciption too when I was working as a receptionist right after university. A few of the single women in the office almost fell on the floor when they saw him. I was just newly married and feeling generous and said "Well, he comes here every afternoon about 2:00pm. You're welcome to sign his package every day!" You guys... minds in the gutter!:devil:

Well... I'm still considering going jogging tonight. I've kinda had a weird, insignificant pain in my side this evening and I think I'm trying to let that be an excuse to NOT jog. I think I just get my butt outta this chair and go... right after this post. :lol:

Sigh... Without getting into it too much, I have a problem that I wish would just disappear. Tomorrow evening, we're invited to a b-day party for a friend of ours. That, in and of itself, would be great but I know that these friends also invited my sister. THAT is the problem. I have 2 sisters; my oldest one lives in Calgary and her and I are very close (She's the one with Lupus). My OTHER sister, who's only slightly older than me, lives here! Frankly, I don't know if it's middle-child syndrome or what, but she has this vicious (my mother says "jealously insecure") streak in her... talking down to me, assuming the worst, etc. Last December, I'd had enough and told her so (brief version) and we haven't really spoken since. I said then (and still feel this way) that I would NOT associate with her anymore unless she made an attempt to treat me with RESPECT. *sigh* This issue is a HUGE issue with me but I feel it's out of my hands. Her disrespectful behaviour towards me (as well as others) has been mentioned time and time again by my friends and family. She needs to change. You know, they say it takes two to fight... This isn't always the case--sometimes, it takes only one. Ahhh... the point of all this is, I'd really like to go to this party and all our friends are expecting us BUT I'd have a terrible time if my sister was there (meaning, I'd probably be close to tears!)! I think I've kinda resolved to go, and make a graceful exit when my sister appears. I'm just STRESSED out about the whole situation. *sigh*

Whew! That's a load off. :)

J-Ann... :lol: "Lucky filling out her application for prison!" :lol:

I've really gotta get jogging! Those calories aren't gonna burn themselves... well, at a fast enough rate for me anyways! :lol: See everyone in a bit!

Oh! I just noticed this is my 100th post! Yah for me! Yah for our rockin' thread that keeps me coming back! :cb:

Sara :)

bobsgal
09-05-2002, 11:38 PM
I'm still here. Been kind of busy. Yesterday was my son's first day of preschool, so it's a bit of an adjustment. Just wanted to pop in and say hello. Be back tomorrow.
Steph

SaraJoy
09-06-2002, 12:55 AM
Just wanted to pop back in to say that I DID indeed go jogging and managed to run my neighborhood course with NO trouble at all... I was huffing and puffing the first couple of times! I'm gonna start to add 5 minutes of extra jogging every week or two for a while to see if I can eventually go for a 45 minute jog without stopping!

PLUS... when I got home, I lifted weights (for the second time this week) to work on shaping up my upper (flabby) arms! :)

Baylee... That was SOME pep talk you wrote for Tina! It was inspiring for me too! To me, a plateau is a week without any significant loss (like this week) despite my best behaviour and I get discouraged easily! I hope my increase in exercise this week will result in an awesome loss for next week's WI (plus, TOM was visiting this week!).

J-Ann... Ditto on hoping that was a VERY good friend's car! Yuck... I know the sinking feeling that must have swept over you! Um... this too shall pass? :)

Hi to everyone else--Mary, Malia, Michelle, 2Cute (where the heck are you?), Steph, Lucky, Thin, Tina, Lemons (where did YOU go?) and all the other smarties that read this thread!

See everyone tomorrow!
Sara :)

DNW
09-06-2002, 01:25 AM
Dear Sarajoy:

Does your sister have a twin and was it my older sister?? Same problem different country....anyway, my sister changed her antidepressant dosage at my cattle prodding and with the doctor's approval to four times what she was taking and what a difference. She is now on Effexor 150 mg. once a day and I swear I don't know this woman...seriously though depression sometimes masks as rage and anger and my sister was like that for years. I've dealt with the seemlingly jealousy thing too from my older sister...I still can't swallow that whole though.

Bottom line is you can choose your reaction to your sister's behavior, but you can't change her behavior. Go to the event and stay there. If you don't obsess on what she is or is not going to do you will have a much better time and she will be pissed because you're not getting flustered with her antics....good luck and let me know how you make out...keep your head up high!! :smug:



Originally posted by SaraJoy
Lucky... Come to think of it. I had a Fed Ex guy that kinda fit that desciption too when I was working as a receptionist right after university. A few of the single women in the office almost fell on the floor when they saw him. I was just newly married and feeling generous and said "Well, he comes here every afternoon about 2:00pm. You're welcome to sign his package every day!" You guys... minds in the gutter!:devil:

Well... I'm still considering going jogging tonight. I've kinda had a weird, insignificant pain in my side this evening and I think I'm trying to let that be an excuse to NOT jog. I think I just get my butt outta this chair and go... right after this post. :lol:

Sigh... Without getting into it too much, I have a problem that I wish would just disappear. Tomorrow evening, we're invited to a b-day party for a friend of ours. That, in and of itself, would be great but I know that these friends also invited my sister. THAT is the problem. I have 2 sisters; my oldest one lives in Calgary and her and I are very close (She's the one with Lupus). My OTHER sister, who's only slightly older than me, lives here! Frankly, I don't know if it's middle-child syndrome or what, but she has this vicious (my mother says "jealously insecure") streak in her... talking down to me, assuming the worse, etc. Last December, I'd had enough and told her so (brief version) and we haven't really spoken since. I said then (and still feel this way) that I would NOT associate with her anymore unless she made an attempt to treat me with RESPECT. *sigh* This issue is a HUGE issue with me but I feel it's out of my hands. Her disrespectful behaviour towards me (as well as others) has been mentioned time and time again by my friends and family. She needs to change. You know, they say it takes two to fight... This isn't always the case--sometimes, it takes only one. Ahhh... the point of all this is, I'd really like to go to this party and all our friends are expecting us BUT I'd have a terrible time if my sister was there (meaning, I'd probably be close to tears!)! I think I've kinda resolved to go, and make a graceful exit when my sister appears. I'm just STRESSED out about the whole situation. *sigh*

Whew! That's a load off. :)

J-Ann... :lol: "Lucky filling out her application for prison!" :lol:

I've really gotta get jogging! Those calories aren't gonna burn themselves... well, at a fast enough rate for me anyways! :lol: See everyone in a bit!

Oh! I just noticed this is my 100th post! Yah for me! Yah for our rockin' thread that keeps me coming back! :cb:

Sara :) :smug:

QueenB
09-06-2002, 02:22 AM
Hello my girls! :wave:

How are all my sweet friends doing? Wonderful, I hope. I, of course, am sitting her at work debating as to whether I want to take a break (from all this working) :lol: and run to Walmart and pick me up some of those vanilla yogurt raisins. I am addicted to them I think. :T 1/4 of a cup is three points, but it sure does satisfy my sweet tooth.

Michelle: Can you even know how happy I am that you are coming back to us? So many times I have wanted to email you, but I didn't want to push. I always look forward to your ideas and I need you for inspiration. SOO glad to see you back my friend. :love:

SaraJoy: What an inspiration you are to me! I can't even imagine trying to jog. I've already painted a pretty picture of what I would look like jogging, so I won't repaint it, but I just have to give you a big "Way to Go!" You are awesome and a great inspiration to me. I am definitely getting my butt back in gear. :)

bobsgal: So glad to see you back. I know you can get busy sometimes. It happens, so don't worry about it. Just come back when you can. Pre-school, huh? That's great. Just wait till you have a 14 yr old going on 18 (he thinks) and never fails to remind you that next year he can get his driving permit. :eek: Not looking forward to that.

Baylee: Thank you so much. You gave me the inspiration I needed. Sometimes I just need to hear it from someone else, you know? You saw into my heart and knew what I needed to hear. If finances allow, I am going to do the pre-pay thing this week and set myself back up for 10 more weeks at WW. I love ya girl for all your helpful and sincere advice.

Lucky: We know you have things going on girl, so do what you have to do and then come back and post and in the meantime, we'll be looking for that lovin man of yours!
J-Ann: Believe it or not, I did make it off the "pot". :lol: Ever since I had my gall bladder removed some things just do not sit very well with me. :no: I noticed you said that you take the water exercise. Is that water arobics? I have always wanted to try that. I loove the water!

Well everyone, I'm gonna go for now. Hello to everyone else. I'm thinking of you and hope to see or hear from you soon. Daisy is doing fine and looking better day by day now that she is actually getting some meat on her bones. The lady we got her from had about 10 other dogs and she had to fight for whatever she got, so now she thinks she's in hog heaven! :grouphug: to everyone and I will see you tomorrow!

SaraJoy
09-06-2002, 02:34 AM
I'm SOOO bad... I didn't have any piano students until late this afternoon and I let myself sleep-in until noon! Now, at 2:00am, I'm fresh as a daisy! :flow1: Good thing I have all of you guys to keep me outta the kitchen! :lol:

Deadnursewife... Thanks so much for your reply! :) I guess you know from experience with your sister that having someone in the family who's *mean* can really stress you out! I think I'll go to the party and see what happens. The thing is, I know my sister will be on her best behaviour. She likes to make it seem like she is mature and level-headed and all my...greivances, are imaginary. The thing is though, anyone who's witnessed our interactions over a period of time, COMPLETELY sees that she treats me badly, either by snide comments or plain rudeness. The reason that I get SO emotional about the whole issue is... she's my sister and we've been through so much together! At times, we've been close (even though I've always been aware of that vicious streak) and she's told me that she'll always love me. I feel torn all the time with her love/hate treatment. You may have something, though, when you said that rage and bitterness may be disguising depression. Although she hides it from everyone (she's an executive in her company), she's always had low self-esteem and been insecure. ANYWAYS... I can't believe I talked so much about this! I was just going to mention it! :) I'm really glad for you that your sister's anitdepressents have changed her attitude and outlook so much! I'm sure it's a VERY welcome change! :) I see that you're fairly new to the 3FC site! Welcome! Feel free to post on our thread. The ladies here are wonderful and are usually nowhere near as depressing as I've been in 2 of my 3 last posts! :lol:

Looks like the future therapist needs a therapist in the present, huh? :lol:

Baylee... I just wanted to say that I love it when you talk about your grandchildren. Your posts are so full of love and warmth for them! I hope my future children will be loved as much by my parents (and in-laws) as your grandchildren are by you! :love:

I REALLY should try to sleep now before I start to keep Tina's hours! :lol:

TTFN
Sara :)

Grannie39074
09-06-2002, 07:42 AM
Quick post
I had to make muffins this morning for a librarians meeting today at the library they smell sooo good. I just may eat one(or2)

katrinabgood
09-06-2002, 09:19 AM
STOP! DO NOT POST HERE! SKEDADDLE ON OVER TO #209!!

DNW
09-06-2002, 09:24 AM
Dear Sarajoy:

Thanks for writing me back.....and I know you will be OK...in the long run....being in my mid-fifties and my sister is in her late 50's we don't have a lot of time together anymore. I have found that love and kindness goes a long way with her....it just takes time....and it also helps that i don't have to deal with her mid-level ocd chatter all the time....i think that was the worse.

Take care and get some sleep!! :D