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09-04-2002, 07:27 AM
Thru Thick & Thin is a group that was formed to give and receive support on our journey to take off the excess pounds and to keep them off. No matter who you are or where you are from, you're welcome here with us. We'll stand with you while you're losing and stand by you if you're not. We all have ups and downs and we need support in both.

09-05-2002, 04:37 PM
Hey Everyone :wave:

I hope everyone is doing good. I am doing a lot better lately with the sinuses although I wouldn't call myself totally well. At least, it is tolerable now and no pain in the face. :lol:

Marlana~What do you have left to do in your husband's room. It looked done in the pictures that you took. My only project this year to finish is washing the outside of the house and washing all the windows inside and out. The house is vinyl siding and hasn't been washed good since it was new. We did the whole front last year but not the rest. With all this rain we are getting and the humidity, it is turning green. That is a big problem in these wet woods. I am glad that you finally heard from your daughter. Maybe you will get to see your grandchild more often now. That is a really cute attachment on the new thread.

Kina~I hope that you are not burning yourself out. You need to take some time for yourself and rest each day if it is only for 15 minutes.

JoJo~I hope that you are feeling better with the sinuses. The doctor said that it (the sinus crude) was really going around this area. I am still congested and sneezing and using tissue but feeling a lot better. I don't want to take any more antibiotics though because it is not good to take so many of those things but it is worse to only take a little and not cure the problem. My monitor died the other day and I borrowed one from the church but it was so old and would only work on my computer in safe mode. Anyhow, yesterday my husband bought me a new one that is 17". It is only 2" different than my old monitor but is very different. It is going to take me a while to get used to it. It is also a super flat screen.

Hello to the rest of you ladies that have been absent like myself. Hope y'all have a good weekend.

09-05-2002, 05:34 PM
Hello Y’all :wave:

Well I’m not sure where the week has gone, but tomorrow is Friday and weigh-in for another week. Last week I stayed the same, and it’s looking like it will be the same this week also. I’m good till I go home and then the weekend’s are not all that good either. Hubby leaves for Michigan to visit his folks and play some golf with his brother on Saturday, so I’m going to really work while he is gone on getting myself really back OP and exercising like I should. He’ll be gone till the 17th so that gives me 10 days to re-establish my routine.

This has to be the time of year for sinus stuff I’ve got a couple of friends here at work that have come down with it since it turned cool here last week. Well we got some rain over the weekend…almost 3 inches. Now the grass has started growing again. I was hoping Edward would come north…that the type of hurricane we need…very little wind and lost of rain…maybe next storm.

Marlana, thanks for the aviator! We have an 88 Ranger also and it has almost 300,000 miles. Now it’s used for going to the dump, hauling mulch and stone or when we’ve got a vehicle being serviced. It’s the first truck Hubby ever bought and I keep telling him that I plan to use it for his wake…going to sit him in his recliner in his favorite robe in the back end of the 88 Ranger…it would be so symbolic! :lol:

Well got to get back to work, will catch you all later and I hope everyone is having a good week…


09-06-2002, 07:35 PM
Hi everyone.

I really like having 3 day weekends but the 4 days left to work are the pits. I'm way behind on one of my duties but its not because I only had 4 days this week, its because someone else was not doing their job and I was only getting a small portion of what I needed. Instead of 27 notices, I've got 446!!!!!! I was furious. Well, I'm not counting on the other person anymore, I've got someone else who will do it for me every month and I don't have to worry about getting any lip from him like I do with the person who is supposed to do it. Well, thats what I've been doing this week. I've still not started my regular work either. I am not worried about it. It will get done when it gets done.

Marlana, thanks for starting the new thread. Sounds like you are busy. I am feeling alot better, although I've got a sore throat. I don't feel real bad tho.

Skeeter, glad you are doing better. This bug has been a kick in the behind. It just hit me out of the blue. I really didn't have any symptoms until I woke up and felt like I'd been hit by a truck. Amazingly I made it to work except for going in 3 hours late one morning. I just couldn't get myself going.

I was just curious if the West Nile Disease has hit much in your areas? Someone at work was saying that there are over 200 horses with confirmed cases of it and theres been over 40 human cases and 3 or 4 have died. Dh has a veterans function with a cookout by the river in a couple of weeks and I'm making sure he has can can or two of mosquito repellant to take with him. I've not had any bites so far this year but I don't go out much in the evenings. They say its the little mosquitos that are the carriers. So be careful everyone.

Well, I'm going to get going. Take care and I'll talk to you all later.

09-09-2002, 07:51 AM
Morning Ladies,
I'm still here--just super busy with the little lambs and all their activities in school, and my school--it's going real well, just keeps me busy. Any spare time I have, I feel like I should be studying, and there isn't much spare time to begin with! :dizzy:
I stayed the same last week, too, MaryBeth, and my sinuses have been killing me the last three days! I'm living on sinus pills and coffee...yuck. JoJo, we have West Nile here, in bird and some humans--I haven't heard about any horses, but I make the kids wear insect repellant, especially around the pool. I guess we'll close the pool in a couple of weeks, although it's still really hot here. And not a drop of rain! We're 9 inches behind for the year...we have no grass to speak of in the front yard any more.
I'd better run--just wanted to let you all know I haven't died !
Love you all, and talk at you one day this weeik.

09-09-2002, 09:06 AM
Girls I can hardly move this morning. I spent a lot of hours bent over painting the rocks on the floor yesterday. Don't know if I will be able to do that today or not. I need to skip it for today. It's not like I don't have anything else to do. My hip is hurting me just setting in this soft chair. I have a new chair to set in while I'm working on the puter, the other one dumped me in the floor for the last time the other morning. I've not been on the puter much since last week when I finished my PI tuts. I'm not starting the next group until this winter. I'll forget everything I learned.

Jo Jo~~ I'm writing to you first because I want you to send me the picture you have of your Mom. It was a old one that was in bad shape. I want to see if I can repair it some. No promises, but I would like to try.

Skeeter~~I guess your still running yourself ragged. I had rather work as run here and there everyday. I thank I'm going to lose Cleo, he has a really knotty looking tummy. He's not eating well either. His fins are kind a got a gray color in them. In hubby's room I like painting some more border for the top and putting it up. I also want to paint some leaves on the blades of the ceiling fan. Of course putting up all the pictures and things on the walls. I bought some new whatnots at a bargain price the other day. I got some owls that is about a foot high, a fish that sets on it's bending tail that's about 8 or nine inches high, and some book ends with fishing things on them. The most I paid was 2.00. I love a bargain. I'll get back to his room after vacation and before I do the dinning room floor. Thank God I don't have to wash the outside of my house, but I do have to water the foundation.

Marybeth~~I'm not sure where all my time goes either. The older you get the faster it goes. Oh that sounds so good for hubby to be gone for 10 days, just take care of Marybeth for a while. Hubby and I haven't been apart much during our marriage at all. When he was a young man he use to go to Colo. and go hunting in the fall for about a week. Of course then I was so in love I could hardly stand for him to leave. Boy when he got back I would get so excited I could hardly stand it. Those were the good old days. ;)

Sally~~Good to hear from you. I bet you are busy trying to run a house hold, work and go to school. I've took on a lot during my life, but I never went that for. I thank I've gone too for trying to paint rocks on the porch floor.

Well ladies, we are in bad need of rain again here so I have to start the watering routine this morning. It's 7 and daylight so I better get the sprinkler set up. Have a good week.

09-09-2002, 08:49 PM
Hey Everyone :wave:

Hope everyone had a good weekend. I worked with that new monitor until I was about crazy but came to the conclusion that the monitor has a problem that can't be fixed. It is fuzzy and I can't clear it up with any adjustments that I have tried. I packed it back in the box and it is going back to Wal Mart. Sunday we went to dinner with friends and ended up very close to Circuit City. I bought another monitor and it is wonderful. It is the same size and also a flat screen and crystal clear. I love this one.

Marlana~You sure are a creative person. It amazes me the way you decide to build something and do it or paint pictures and do that too. I don't think that there is anything that you can't do. None of your projects are easy either. Most people buy the stuff that you make form scratch. I have never heard of anyone painting their own border and now rocks on your porch. I'm sure yours will look better than anything that can be purchased though. I got one dog groomed today and will get the other one finished tomorrow. I am waiting until Thursday to take that junk monitor back and get groceries while I am there. Those two monitors ended up being the same price after a $20 rebate from Circuit City. I don't know what is wrong with that one from Wal Mart but it was giving me a headache trying to use it. This one is great. We also had to start watering again today. We got a little rain on Thursday but it was less than half an inch.

Marybeth~Are you enjoying having your own space while your husband is gone. I think it is good to get away from each other once in a while. My husband has made two trips back up to Maryland in the three years that we have been retired. It was good for both of us. I was glad to see him go and after a week, I was very glad to see him return. I haven't watched much TV in a while and was surprised to see another named storm up the coast. Maybe you will get some rain from that one. We only got three little rain showers from Edwourd.

JoJo~We are hearing reports during every news broadcast about the West Nile Virus. There were reports about horses in the beginning but I'm not hearing much about animals now with all the human cases. This is horse country around here and the virus is a real concern with all the rain that we have had. The mosquitoes are awful and I stay indoors as much as possible. I worry about my husband though because he stays outside a lot and acts like he is immune.

Sally~Glad to hear from you. Staying the same is better than gaining so hang in there. You have done really good and I am sure that you are going to reach your goal.

Hope y'all have a good week.

09-10-2002, 05:21 PM
Wow, things have surely changed here since I last was here!!! I just want those who remember me to know I'm still WISHING that I'd lose weight. Just saw a headline on the front of a magazine in the store that said, "Lose weight, One Hour at a Time" I guess that is the only way we can do it. At the moment I am once again trying and maybe will be successful if I take it an hour at a time. newnana

09-11-2002, 06:20 PM
Hi Everyone

I was home for lunch today and was watching tv and now I'm home and Oprah is on, she just showed a video of a man telling his son his mommy has died and wouldn't be home. It sure brings everything back. I'm not sure if I'll be able to watch all of the anniversary coverage of 9/11 or not. I'm just feeling really emotional today.

I just wanted to come in and say hello to everyone. Newnana, thanks for stopping by. Your right, one hour at a time. I'm trying. I do ok at work and then when I get home well, I'm not doing as bad as I have been doing. I have to start getting this weight off or I'm just going to keep piling it on.

Marlana, I will try to find that picture. Its been awhile since I have been in that file but I'll try to find it. That would be really cool if you could fix it for me, plus much appreciated. Oh, I wanted to tell you that I can't use that name avatar you made me for this thread because its so similar to the one I use at work and I wouldn't want anyone to guess who I was. I come in here and talk about things that go on at work, well, you know what I mean. Thanks for making it for me tho. I do use the one at work in all my emails tho.

Skeeter, I heard that someone at work has west nile but it takes 4 weeks to confirm it. I'm surprised that you've not heard about alot of horse cases because I know FL, especially Ocala is big on horses. Thats what I was told by my bil when they lived there. You are in the Ocala area aren't you? We visited my bil & sil in 83 when they lived there.

Well, I'm going to get going. I just wanted to say hello. LIGHT A CANDLE tonight in memory.

09-12-2002, 07:21 AM
Hidi Gals~~Better get in here and write a line or two before I start my daily rock painting. Not a lot of my mind, of course I don't have a lot of mind left for anything to be on. I'm in a funky mood today. Got a picture of a naked man in email this morning setting at his puter. If he hadn't of had whiskers I would have thought it was me. Got me to thanking about my fat. I'm thanking I sure need to get on the wagon and stay there. Help!!! I can say one thing, I do have enough brains left to know better than to have my picture taken with no cloths and then sent out all over the internet.

Skeeter~~There sure is something I can't do, I can't get on a good food plan and stay there. That is the thing I need to do the worst. One reason for painting the rocks on the floor is because the concrete is a little rough and it would be almost impossible to put any kind of flooring down. Now that I'm painting the rocks on the floor you can't see any of the roughness. I guess I just found out something else, I can't finish concrete good and smooth either, because I was the one that done that. I'll take a picture when I'm through.

Jo Jo~~I forgot your hiding out in here. Maybe I'll make you another kind so it won't be like the one at work. In fact when I just wrote that my mind went into gear on how I can make you one. I'll try a banner. Don't know that I can do it, but I can try. I've graduated from the Newbie group and now I've been invited to join the PING-PI group. You should have seen the things they made for yesterday. Some of them was great. I'm not that good yet. May never be.

Newnana~~So glad you dropped by to say hi to us all. Of course I keep up with you all the time. I hope your able to get some weight off. Sure has made me stop and thank about my weight. I've been trying for years to overcome this problem. Your about 10 years older than me and still trying. I ASK MYSELF, SO I STILL WANT TO BE TRYING TO OVERCOME THIS 10 YEARS FROM NOW. NO I DON'T!!!!!! Thanks for reminding me that today is the best day to do something about my weight. Come back and let us know how your doing.

Time to get myself in gear. Have a great day everyone.

09-12-2002, 02:30 PM
Hello Y’all :wave:

Well it’s another week gone, hubby will be back on Monday and I haven’t got anything done that I wanted to…best laid plans. Had my annual physical on Tuesday and my Dr. is very pleased that I’ve lost what I have and am keeping it off. Found out I’m only 5ft 7 inches and I thought I was an inch higher…may have to adjust my weight goal for WW. I’ve started shrinking!

I get to pick up my new putter from UPS tonight (no one was home to sign for it)…now I’ll have real speed at home, no telling how long it will take to get it set-up…might not get it all done till this weekend. Moving files isn’t going to be fun for sure.

Not much else new around here, weather has turned cool but still no rain since Labor Day weekend. Hope all is well with everyone and NewNana it was great to have you stop in again. I really miss some of our old friends…


09-13-2002, 08:09 PM
Hi everyone.

I got home from work tonight and dh totally grossed me out. While he was unloading something off his truck, he got a splinter. Not just a little splinter!!! This one goes all the way under his finger nail, clear to where your cuticle is. Nasty!!!!!!! EWWWWWWW!!!!! I can't even look at it without getting freaked out. He's going to have to have a Dr remove it and I told him I wouldn't go to the Dr with him either. I remember once he got a cut on the end of his thumb and had to have stitches and I had stepped out of the exam room and when I walked back in the dr was just sticking him with the needle to numb it and I turned and walked out of there so fast. I don't handle those kinds of things very well. Gives me the creeps thinking about having a splinter removed from under your fingernail. Ohhhhh, I'll shut up by now cause I imagine this is making you cringe to. Believe me when I say that his finger looks painful. So gross to.

I thought the work day wouldnt ever end. I was really sleepy to which didn't help.

Marlana, I think when you put your mind to it, you can do just about anything. I bet you end up making some really cool stuff in that other class you joined. Do you know how to turn things from a gif to a jpeg? I'd love to use some of my avatars in my posts once in awhile but I've got almost all gifs. A picture of a naked man, huh? I've not gotten anything like that in my emails for quite awhile.

Well, I'm going to get off here now. Take care and have a great weekend.

09-13-2002, 10:34 PM
Hope you don't mind Kina, but I'm moving your post over to this thread.

Squishy mom, not 4 long!

Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 179

I am here everybody. I was laid off from my evening job so now I am just working Mon & Wed and going to school on Tues & Thurs with a couple of hours at the office after class. Needless to say I now have some time in my day to catch a breath or two. I am happy about that. The kids are in a state of shock still that I am at home at night now. They were getting away with murder while grandma was watching them. Not anymore.

I think I may have mentioned my mom's weight challenge that was worth $750 bucks. Well my dad won at a loss of 32 lbs in 3 months! I only lost 11 in 3 months but I was happy with the fact that I weighed less on the weigh out than I did on the weigh in. So that was good enough for me. My mom started another weight challenge this one will be worth $450. I bought myself an elliptical machine for our anniversary present. I know kind of corny but that is what I wanted. It is hard but I have worked myself up to 25 min.

I joined this challenge at school also. It is called 100 mile challenge. It is through the athletics dept. You exercise at your leisure any exercise that you can count up mileage and report in weekly. I have til December 11 to complete 100 or more. For every 100 miles I complete I will earn a shirt. I figured well I will be exercising to try my best for my mom's weight challenge I might as well let my mileage count towards a T-shirt. So hopefully the two will go hand in hand and aid me in losing those extra pounds. I have been able to maintain my weight under 200. Today I weighed in at 195.5! I haven't be able to lose too much but maybe using the elliptical machine daily will get that scale moving.

Anyhow this thread has been slow or maybe you all made a new thread and I don't even know it. Well I hope everyone is doing well. Take care, talk later.


"I can do this, I can lose weight. I will look better and feel better. I will succeed!"
6/02...208 6/20...206.5
7/20/02 starting weight 4/week challenge 204.5
Goal....200...........hit goal 8/5/2002
New goal.....190......working to lose in 10s!

09-14-2002, 02:12 AM
Thanks for moving my post. I appreciate that. Just knock me over with one of those rocks you were painting to get my attention next time. :lol: I hadn't realized you all had made a new thread. That goes to show just how out of the loop I had been. Along with VERY busy. But thank good ness that is all over atleast somewhat. I am still busy with my schooling and my part time job but nothing like my old schedule of wake up at 6am send the kids off to school, get dressed either go to work or go to school, then rush home to change for the evening job, then come home at 11:30 to do homework, exercise, shower and then go to bed...just to wake up and do it all over again with a big smile on my face mind you.

My husband is on this weight challenge with me and my family. You know the one I was talking about. Well I think he is following that Atkin's Diet, where you eat primarilty meat no carbs. Well he is the grumpiest dieter in the world. I can't stand the man. I yelled at him about his attitude and how I would have none of it this evening. His response to me well you get up and go to work at 5:30 am and then come home. Tell me how you would feel I am tired is what he said to me. I was like OOOOOOwww! TIRED? He wants me to understand tired. I snapped right back and told him I would wake up at 6am every morning wash dry clothes and fold go to work or school then come home to see our kids just 10 min then head out of this house to my 2nd job doing homework on my breaks and lunches then come at 11:30 to do my studying and exercise and not once did you ever get an attitude from me or any kind of unpleasant mood or tone! He had no response. We left it at that. Serves him right shoot I love him but I don't have a problem with standing my ground. I would do anything for my family no matter how tough it is and I will do it with a smile and shed my tears silently all because I love my family so much. He never saw or felt any of the stress I was going through and I don't think any of you did either. I have always been a positive person and I'll be darn if anyone will take that away without a fight. Even in the office at 8am nobody could tell I had had only 6 hours of sleep.

I just know he better get some carbs in him or something because he is a grouch.

So how are you all doing? You started a new thread I had to catch up on reading. Wow! I may have to go back and read all over again. I just kind of scanned. Well it is late. I was turning in some homework is why I am up late on the computer. I am heading for bed now.


09-14-2002, 04:23 PM
Hey Everyone :wave:

I hope that everyone is having a good weekend. It is so hot and muggy here and I am so sick of being stuck in the house all the time. :( I don't like being outside when it is this hot anyhow, but now the mosquitoes will carry you away. I long for cooler weather.

Marlana~Well losing weight has been a struggle for you and me. I remember though when you had lost 50#. That is a major accomplishment and I believe that you can do it again. We need to get our minds set to do this and then stick to it. I am going to set my date to begin in earnest for this Monday. I have a luncheon to go to on Tuesday but will have to count those points or just excuse myself and come home after the meeting and before lunch is served. I have a dinner to go to at church tomorrow also. That is why I set the date for Monday, so I can get through that dinner tomorrow. There are just too many things like that going on around me now. I need to remove myself from them if I can't control my eating.

Newnana~It is good to hear from you. I am also still wishing that I could lose weight but not being very successful. I need to get my mind made up just to do it and follow through.

JoJo~Yes I am just north of Ocala in the forest and I think that there are more horses here than anything else. The huge horse farms are beautiful all over this area. If I am not mistaken, there is a vaccine for horses against the virus. It takes so long to diagnose the cause of death in horses that only the first few cases made the news. I'm sure that all the big horse farms have vaccinated the horses. It's too bad that there is no vaccine for humans. Now we also have several cases of rabies in domestic animals. The latest was in kittens that a lady picked up in one county and took home to another county and gave all the kittens away. Now one of the kittens has been diagnosed with rabies. They are trying to track down anyone that handled any of the kittens out of that litter. Hope your husband heals quick and doesn't get an infection with that splinter.

Marybeth~A new computer, you lucky girl. I am envious. Mine just turned two years old and is so outdated already. I had to run the recovery disc on it recently which sure helped but it is still so slow. I sure can't imagine getting a new one though as I am the one that handles our budget. I need to make this one last for a very long time.

Kina~Good luck with that challenge at school. That is a great way to get motivated into getting that exercise. You are a very positive and cheerful person and we are so glad to have you in our group to keep us more upbeat. I am glad to hear that you have a lighter schedule though. I was afraid that you were on your way to a burnout. You are doing really well with your weight loss so far. Keep up the good work, maybe it will help to motivate me into action. :lol:

Y'all have a great weekend.

09-14-2002, 04:42 PM
Hi Ladies,
Hope you all have a good weekend! I'm on my way to the grocery store with the kiddos, so just wanted to pop in and say howdy. We're stopping at Subway for lunch, so maybe I won't do too much damage there!
Hope everyone's doing well! I made a 96 on my first anatomy test, and 102 on the second one (extra credit points). So I'm back in the swing of college life again...hope I can stay there.
We bought a new truck this morning, so we spent most of the day at the dealer---we got a huge big rumbly diesel four door. Jeff's been wanting one, and we got a 2001 with only 1900 miles on it--practically new but 10,000 less than a 2002 model. Still spent $30,000, though! Ugh--I'll be thin--we won't have any money for groceries! Oh well, we needed it.
Love you all, and talk at you Monday.

09-18-2002, 10:34 AM
Hey, what the he double sticks happened to my post I wrote this morning???? grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I wrote to everyone and said I was going to attach a picture I drawed in PI. I was in my painting mode when the back was hurting so dicided to take a break when I happened to thank I didn't attach the picture. I'm taking a break to attach it when I discover that my post did not show up. CRAP. I wrote it in outlook express and thought it might be in the deleted file. No it wasn't!!!!! I ain't going to write it all again. So here is a short verion.

Sally....hope spending 30,000 makes you lose weight!
Jo Jo...That splinter story hurt.
Skeeter...3 days into D day.
Kina...Glad your not meeting yourself coming and going now.

I hope things gets better from here. Here's the attachment. I'm sure it will not be as good as the original because I will have to make it so small.

09-18-2002, 08:28 PM
Hi everyone. This is going to be really short. I went to the dentist today so I'm pretty numb right now but my tooth is hurting. I have to have a root canal done. He just drilled out the old filling and put in some stuff that had medicine in it and put a temp filling in. I don't have to go back for two weeks. I've got some other teeth I have to have work done on to. Guess thats what I get for not going to the dentist for so long. I was just digusted with them.

Marlana, I think its cool that your doing drawings with your mouse now. I've tried to just doodle with my mouse and it just looks like nothing.

Skeeter, they just said today there is a dog that has west nile. Makes me scared to let my dog out now. So monday is d-day for you and Marlana, huh? I think I'll join you. My dh is wanting to lose weight so I've been going through my low cal cook books. for ideas. I'm getting tired of the usual stuff anyway. Some of those recipes look really good. I think I'm going to make some dreamcicle pudding this weekend for a treat. Oh are you watching big brother? You can go to www.bigbrotherlive3.com and get live feed updates.

Sally, that must be a heck of a truck you guys bought. my dh wants a new truck but he's going to have to wait till next summer, if his truck holds out, that is.

Well, I've got to get off here now. take care everyone.

09-18-2002, 10:57 PM
Wow Marlana...you are talented! I wish I had half of that precision in my hand. I can only make lines and squiggles that don't look much like anything. That is totally awesome. Was that picture drawn from you looking at another picture was it out of head. 'Cause it sure looks like Marilyn Monroe. I don't know if that was who you were aiming for but heck if that's who it was supposed to be you are doing wonderful.

Sally~~~new vehicles are wonderful. DH and I were looking into buying a used vehicle cash but it is a great leap for us. We already have 2 vehicles and they are great. So we don't have a great need for a 3rd but I would like something smaller to drive to school and work when I am without our 4 children. So I think we are just saving up and then we wait to see what comes up when we get serious about the notion of getting a 3rd vehicle. Enjoy your new toy and good luck in your classes.

Star~~~I am hoping for a pleasant and speedy recovery. I am so sorry you are having to go through all that distress over your teeth. Last year around this time I had such discomfort with a infected wisdom tooth. So I ended up having all 3 surgically removed...YOW! It was painful but it was well worth the pain. I am glad that is over and behind. I hope you get better.

Skeeter~~~becareful with those mosquitos. They are lifesize here in Texas so we spray by the gallons on the kids. They are horrible. The other day we recieved a computerized phone call telling us that a mosquito was located in our area with the disease Ensiphillitus ( I know that is not spelled right) Anyway then there were some in another area with the West Nile virus not too far from here. So we hardly let the kids out. I can't wait to the cooler temps come and sweep these varments away for a good while. But in Texas we hardly get cooler temps.

Well I have homework to do. DH and I took a nice nap this afternoon so I didn't get homework done early. And would you believe our little angels let us take that nice nap without fighting with eachother. I wonder if it was our anniversary. We have 2 anniversaries we celebrate 1)the day we met because the day we met was the day we started forever and 2) the day we finally made it legal in front of the justice of peace. We will add 3 hopefully soon when we convalidate our vows in church. So I will sign off now and talk more another time. Bye.

09-20-2002, 06:33 AM
Morning Ladies~~I guess my world is getting brighter, because I've decided to use colors again. Going into the 5th day of D day and today I have to clean it up a bit. Today is D day for starting to write down what I put into my mouth. It won't be bad writing it down because I have a tamplet that I keep on my desktop. The hard part is not to take those "Oh so easy to take...extra bites." And another thing for today is "Prioritys" Looks like I have a big day planned for me.

Jo Jo~~You are still my redorange girl. Oh lordy girlfriend, a root canal, how lucky can you get. Good luck. How do you like the way the BB TV show is going. I have never hated anyone so much on those kinds of shows as I do Danielle. I can't stand that woman. Believe it or not, I went to that site you posted and wrote on the board and sent her a very nasty email. She is so full of herself. Is there a second prize????? I hope not, because when the rest of them sees how she played them, they won't vote for her. Them people needs to remember that what ever they say on camera, the ones that has been kicked out of the house will see it. Poor little old Amy, she is so dumb. I want Lisa to win. I thought she would get voted out last night, but for some reason Jason didn't vote her out. I don't like him either. He don't know it but Danielle would cut his throat to win too. I didn't get too much into Survivor last night I was working on the puter.

Kina~~Your now my green girl. You are so right, the picture is Marilyn. And I drawed her by looking at a picture. I have a program I can use to draw. It was something new for me to draw a person. I love a challenge. I've done a lot of things in my life that was a challenge. The one big thing I haven't overcome is the weight. Now if you want a challenge, there's a biggie.

That's it for today girls. I've got a good start on D day for stopping taking those bites in between meal. I didn't have a potatoe chip while I was making hubbies lunch this morning. A very small thing, but a good beginning.

09-20-2002, 12:42 PM
Marlana There have been WAY too many changes made to this Board in recent months/years. I'm not sure I can adjust:dizzy:

That picture was excellent, Marlana. As I've always said "You are something else!" Isn't it amazing how we can be looking for challenges to learn new things, but still can't stop eating?!!! Oh, well, we keep trying. I'm still trying, but determined it has to be learning to eat properly and none of the "gimmicks" :o

I do like the ease of getting the Smilies and the change of color is a new thing to me, but is nice. I just don't like the fact that I'm supposed to address people individually; so I clicked on Cancel.

I just want folks to know that I'm trying that no extra bites thing and know I need to eat less and correctly.

I hope everyone has a great week-end. The sun will be out later and the sky will be this color. Marine layer has to burn off first. newnana

09-20-2002, 12:45 PM
Well, it is SO obvious that I don't know how to do the changing of colors!!

09-20-2002, 10:57 PM
Hey Everyone :wave:

I started back on WW123 Monday and have stayed OP all week. I got a good surprise this morning. I weighed myself with no expectations but was shocked to see 5# gone. I didn't exercise but had been very active this week cleaning my house and the church. I met some other ladies at the Fellowship Hall Thursday and spent all morning cleaning. We left it spotless.

Marlana~Well I am starting to feel really bad. I can't believe that I have another sinus infection that is starting out just like the last one. I laid down after dinner tonight but I got so stopped up that I couldn't breath through my nose. It opened up when I got up and sat in this chair a while. My husband tried to get me to call my doctor today but I didn't. I might regret that decision this weekend. He (my husband) had this stuff last week after I finally got well and now he is well and I have it again. That's just not fair. Your picture of Marilyn is very good.

Newnana~You are welcome to join us as often as you wish. None of us write on this board daily anymore. Most of us are very busy but try to write a couple of times a week.

JoJo~I was totally wrong about a vaccine against the West Nile Virus for horses. There was an article last weekend in the local paper that there have only been 16 horses infected and 3 or 4 deaths. It also said that there have been 1265 cases of the virus in humans nationwide with 54 deaths. Hope you are doing okay after that dental work. I've never had a root canal but it sounds painful. I don't watch BB but I do watch Survivor. It was really good last night although too early to get a handle on the players.

Sally~My husband is drooling over trucks just like the one you bought. Maybe we should go ahead and use the grocery money and buy one too. :lol:

Kina~You must live in a different part of Texas than my brother. He is very close to Dallas or in a suburb of Dallas. Anyhow, his area gets in the 3 digits in summer and very cold in the winter. The mosquitoes are so bad that I stay in the house totally in the mornings and evenings. If I go out at all, it is only for a short time. Like as long as it takes to get from the house to the car. :lol:

Y'all have a great weekend.

09-21-2002, 12:30 AM
Hellllooooooooooo!!!!! I'm in a good mood cause its Friday and I'm off for a couple of days.

Did you all see the footage on the woman beating her kid in her SUV???? Oh man, talk about me getting really ticked off. I wish I would of been there cause I think I'd of beat the crap out of her. And to think her family is protecting that woman. If I found out my daughter beat my grandchild (I dont have kids but...) I'd turn her butt in so quick. I hope they catch her soon. That woman was pummeling that little child with her fists. Geez, it just tears me up cause I wanted kids so much and someone like that has them. Sometimes life just isn't fair. They are just now saying that the woman is on her way to turning herself in to the authorities

Skeeter, sorry to hear you are getting sick again. That totally sucks. I'm glad that the horse cases of West Nile isn't too bad in FL. Its been really bad here. Now they say there was a case where a dog has it. I'm not sure if the dog died or not and we just had another person from around my area die from it. CONGRATS ON LOSING 5LBS. Way to go!!!!! I'm starting up this coming week. Dh wants to lose weight to. I just have to start cooking better meals. I hardly ever eat veggies anymore except for a salad now and then or lettuce on a sandwich. Not good.

Marlana, I really don't dislike Dani. She is just playing a game just like everyone else and Jason is just hanging on to her trying to make it to the end. Its just that Dani tells more when she is in the diary room about her plans and her alliance than the others do. Lisa doesn't say much but I just can't see where she's worked all that hard to get to where she is. I think Dani has worked the hardest even tho she isn't the most liked person in America. Her goal was to win and for that kind of "game", well, you have to scheme and manipulate to win. They all do it, the others just werent as obvious. Roddy is trying to come off as this really nice guy who never lied or manipulated anyone but what he did to Amy because she didn't veto him from getting evicted. What a pompus jerk to be telling her she doesn't have good character when he should be looking at himself. I could go on with my opinions but I'd have to write a book. The only reason why I would want Danielle to win is because I think she could use the money more than the others, she has a family and kids but other than that, I'd rather Lisa won it between the 3. I was really hoping that Amy would somehow get out of being evicted and really shake things up. I like Amy except I think she has a drinking problem. Oh well, thats just my opinion and you know what they say about opinions, they are like a**holes, everyone has one, :lol:

Newnana, I hardly ever go to the regular reply screen, I use the quick reply at the bottom of this page. Its just easier. Good to see you again.

Kina, I had my wisdom teeth removed back when I was 18 years old cause they were impacted (sheesh, thats been a long time ago) and I guess I didn't miss them since they never came thru anyway. My tooth is doing ok tonight but its been hurting since the novacain wore off. I have been taking 2 aleeves twice a day and it seems to be working tonight. That was really nice of your angels to let you and your dh nap for awhile. I imagine that doesn't happen to often.

Well, I'm getting off here now. Take care everyone and have a nice weekend.

09-21-2002, 12:18 PM
OK let's see what happens when I just use this Quick Reply. Marine Layer is thick here this a.m. which means fog to most of you. It'll get sunny later. I must check my online newspaper for Indiana, to see more about the damage the tornadoes did there last night.

Good week-end to all of you. newnana

09-21-2002, 10:49 PM
Hi all.

I just wanted to tell you about my new kitty. She's probably about 4 months old and is kinda a tiger stripped gray kitty and her name is Lola. Thats what the cousins named her and I kinda liked it so Lola it is. She's having a little trouble adjusting and is scared of the dog and my other cat is scared of her. Everything should be ok in a few days I hope.

Just wanted to say hi and tell you about the new furbaby. Take care.

09-23-2002, 09:49 AM
HIDI HO Girls! You won't believe how cold it is here this morning. It's 38 degrees here this morning. I was on the puter earlier, but got cold and got a blanket and got in a chair and went back to sleep. In Okla, one day the air is on and the next the heater. I got the rocks finished up yesterday morning and believe me it wasn't a day too soon. I'll move the furniture back into place tomorrow. I wish I could report that I lost 5 pounds like Skeeter did last week but I can't. I did drop 2. Of course I could do that in one day if I really watched what I was eating. Sugar kept calling out my name. grrrrrrrrrrr I hope I can do better this week.

Newnana~~ You got me started to useing colors again. I hadn't used them since I got the new puter. I keep a tamplet in my outlook express with all the things I need to write in color. That makes it easy to use. Food is the one thing I've not overcome in my life, and the very thing I need to whip the worst. Still trying so the game isn't over yet.

Skeeter~~What a nice surprise to get on the scale and see that is had dropped 5 pounds. ~~YOU GO GIRL~~ So sorry to hear they your getting sick again, I thank you've had your share of sinus problems. You better watch out for the west nile virus. Those little critters have slowed down some here. It's a pleasure to be able to walk outside without having to put on deet. Vacatione comeing up shortly girl for me and you. I hope you get well before time gets here.

Jo Jo~~Yes I seen the pictures of the woman hitting her little girl. That is bad, but you know what, it not only makes me mad that she would do that, but it makes me thank of how many men get away with sexualy abusing thier little girls and get away with it. I've met enough women that has had thier lives so messed up by that. I'm not making excuses for her, there isn't one, it just reminds me how men get away with thier little deeds and women don't. Now about BB.....That B is going to get 50,000, I was sure wishing that Lisa would pick Jason. Danielle won't win because all the others are seeing the tapes of her calling them names and playing them. I surely dislike that women. The opinion I have of Lisa is that she isn't a cut throat even for money. I can't wait to see her with make up on when they are on on Wed. She will end up with some kind of a job out of this. Did you know she use to be a bathing suit model?

I better run, today is good housekeeping day. I'm going to start sewing tomorrow for a couple of weeks. Have a good day everyone.

09-24-2002, 06:55 AM
Hi Ladies,
How's everyone doing? We're doing okay around here--Jeff is still enamored with the new truck :love: but we haven't received the payment book yet!:devil: The payments are $600 a month, so I told him and the kids for every gift-giving occasion we will have for the next five years, we can all just go out and stare at the truck.:lol: Now, of course we have to have the brush-guard and the fender flares and the running boards and the tool box and the bed liner and....well, you know.:dizzy:
JoJo, congratulations on the new furperson! A lady at work has some kittens and I want one so bad, but I have two already, and Jeff isn't much of a cat person--mine stay outside most of the time, although I've been letting them in at night, cause I saw a Mr. Mouse in the kitchen last week. I do NOT like Mr. Mice....so I have DCon hidden all over the place and the cats on patrol at night. I like Lola, too--perfect cat name. Mine are Lexi and Serena. Serena's my WalMart kitty--a lady had a bunch of them in a box in front of WalMart last year, and I made the mistake of looking in the box....bad move!
Skeeter, I hope those sinuses feel better soon. Mine are pounding away today, but I know it's because I left the windows open last night; it's been somewhat cooler here at night, but still hot in the daytime. Are you going to get any rain from the hurricane? We're supposed to by Friday, and that's my baby's birthday:hb: She'll be nine; time to lose the last of the baby weight!:lol: Congratulations on that five pounds, that's wonderful!
Mama, sounds like you're having some cooler weather now, too--and you lost two pounds yourself! You all are getting skinnier and skinnier. You'll pass me up and never look back!
Hi Newnana, glad to see you again!
Hi to MaryBeth and everyone I missed, too; I need to go and get up the Muttettes for school--love you all and stay skinny today!

09-24-2002, 05:23 PM
Hey Everyone :wave:

I guess the medicine that I took the last time wasn't strong enough and didn't clear my sinus infection up totally. It came back with a vengeance. My doctor put me on Amoxicillin to go along with my leftover Nasonex and cough syrup. I am not doing very much moving around today and plan to stay down :faint: until this infection clears us this time.

Marlana~I did regret not calling the doctor on Friday. By Monday, my doctor was booked up but at least called in a good antibiotic. The pharmacist told me to make sure that I take all the pills. To add to my aches and pains, I ruptured my eardrum in my 'good' ear this morning blowing my nose. Boy did that hurt and I lost my balance and almost fell on my face. My ear had a ringing in it for about 3 hours. I got on the web and looked at some sites to relieve my fears. I found that it could heal up in just a few hours or a few days or two months. Obviously, it's not going to be a few hours. :lol: I have cotton in that ear and can't hear much of anything now. I decided to just take it easy the rest of the week and let this house take care of itself. I envy your cooler weather. The mosquitoes eat me up when I run out to give my squirrels peanuts. I have two now that come by the name that we have been calling them. One is Stubby because most of his tail is missing and the other is Buddy. Buddy will take peanuts from my fingers and Stubby comes close and tries to catch the ones that I throw. He's good at it too. :lol: I can hardly wait for cooler temps to chase away these nasty mosquitoes so that I can spend more time outside. I might be able to tame Stubby down.

JoJo~I couldn't believe what I was seeing when the news showed that film of that woman beating that little girl. I hate so see families broken up but she doesn't deserve to get that little girl back. Especially, since she is trying to minimize what she did. I have often thought about getting a cat but my husband doesn't like cats and my boys would not give it a minutes peace. I'm not sure my parrot would appreciate it either. :yikes: I don't think that there is anything any cuter than a kitten though.

Sally~It just started raining and I am starting to hear some thunder. I am going to have to make this quick. I haven't lost anymore weigh since Friday but not gained any either. That 5# is still gone. My birthday is coming up and dh wants to take me to my favorite restaurant. I am going to go because that is so nice of him to think of me. He also told me to invite our friends if I wanted. I will because we are going to the Chinese buffet that they introduced me to a while back. I'll just have to work harder next week.

I need to get off this computer as I am hearing more thunder. Y'all take care.

09-25-2002, 06:41 PM
Hi Everyone.

Thought I'd get in here today to say hello to y'all. Hope your week is going ok.

Boy, I'll tell you, Lola (my new kitten) is totally fascinated with this puter monitor. She sits there and watches the picture change on it for the longest time. right now she is watching my fingers type and I think she is getting ready to pounce. I'll have to watch her. She is so cute. My other cat is not very pleased with Lola, in fact, if looks could kill, Lola would be dead by now. But I've been giving my old kitty some much needed attention and affection and she seems like she is doing better. My dog went after Lola the other night when I put a plate of scraps down (for the dog) and Lola started for it. I've never seen or heard my dog sound like she did when she went after Lola. I've been keeping Lola in the back room during the day when we arent home just till she gets bigger and can take care of herself a little better. I'm not sure if I will get her declawed or not. She may need them for protection from my other furbabies. I'll have to think about it.

Skeeter, sounds like you are doing a little better than you were. The eardrum sounds painful tho. Everytime I get sick with my sinuses and I blow my nose really hard, one of my ears will get a "squeal" like sound and then stop up to where I almost can't hear out of it but it will clear up after while till I blow my nose again. I'm not sure what I think about that mother. I feel like everyone deserves a second chance but yet who knows if she has ever done anything like that before. I just don't have much to say for all the family members who were protecting her when they should of been protecting the kid by telling the police where she was. All I can say about kittens, they are adorable but man are they active. Lola is constantly moving around and getting into something, typical for a cat.

Marlana, I know what you are saying about alot of men getting away with abusing their daughters or sons. I was told by a therapist once that men who sexually abuse their daughers (or sons or children that are no relation cant see that they are doing anything wrong even tho society says it is and they have to do or say anything they can to keep the kid quiet about it. I'm not sure I totally agree that they don't know they are doing anything wrong but I can picture that a pedophile would think what they are doing is normal behavior. My friend and both her sisters were sexually abused by their dad and he tried to make them believe that this is what fathers and daughters did but they couldn't say anything because other people weren't as smart as they were. Mind you, they were little girls when they were being told this and plus it was 40 years ago. I'm just glad that children are learning at an early age now that this is not normal behavior. I've got "pictures" in my head of something that happened to me when I was about 7 except it wasn't a family member. Its almost like watching a movie. Very weird.

Sally, Hey, I think you should tell dh that you need your mousers in the house all the time just to keep those rodents totally out of your house. I have a feeling that if my older cat saw a mouse she wouldn't know what to do with it except to bat it around or maybe run and hide.

Well, I'm going to scoot on out of here. Take care.

09-25-2002, 06:55 PM
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Hello, well we'll see if color appears and how the type is. I'm trying to learn these new things.

Now I forget how to get back to re-read the message. Anyhow I've never had a sinus infection, but offer my sympathy to whoever :o A neighbor's grandson broke his eardrum surfing this summer and it took about a month to repair itself. I'd never known they could repair before.

crimson I'd never have a kitten again; they DO have too much energy. But they are so cute. I have a pretty long-haired Persian who is about 4 now.

Haven't been back on the scale. I'll wait a few more days.

I know I can't get into politics here, but Oh-h-h-h things sound like a mess to me. Who does USA think we are trying to run the world??!! Enough

orange Enjoy your evening. newnana

09-25-2002, 06:56 PM
Well, I guess I have to have someone tell me how to make the print in color. Not a senior moment; just plain don't know.

09-26-2002, 12:51 AM
Newnana when you use post reply...click on color text and select the color you wish to use...then a box will pop up...begin typing your message...when you want to stop using that color click finish or something like that...it will then show in the reply box with this hidden text codes...if you want to continue typing in another color just repeat the same steps...otherwise you can insert your typing point and begin typing in regular default color black. With color you can't add smilies except in the beginning or the end.

I hope that makes some sense and will be helpful.

I am here up later doing some homework. I am not able to exercise today. I am really upset about that. I am also upset that I am stress snacking more than I care to admit to. I have already yelled at myself. I need to get this snacking under control otherwise I will pass the 200 mark on the scale. Which will be very upsetting to me. I have been able to stay under 200 but if I continue this way it won't be too long before I see the 200s again. Wish me luck!

Talk to ya'll again.