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.
Wednesday.....Wednesday Weigh ins
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.
09-29-2002, 12:13 PM
I MOVED OVER LUCKY'S AND MY POST FROM THE LAST THREAD!
Sara How do you prepare your salmon? I love it but only know how to make patties!!!
I eat a lot of chicken and saw you had that as a dinner also. I have posted this before but thought I would again for you. I take breasts, coat them with taco seasoning, put them in a crock-pot, and cover them with salsa. When itís done I divide the batch up into containers and freeze them for quick meals. I love it because you can make it mild or spicy depending on the salsa you use.
Kat: I fell off the wagon journaling and now you bring up EXERSIZE!!! Are you trying to ruin my Sunday? I suppose I should be thanking you????? I have to start this week out journaling again and starting to seriously exercise. I keep blaming it on time but I also know if itís something I like to do I DO find the time. I have to if I want to . AND if I want to take this body out for a spin! (refer to last post on that comment).
How many posts is it again before we start a new thread?????
Lucky I like Dr. Phil...he is so funny sometimes! And he really just says these things off the top of his head! He doesn't realize how funny he is! I had a new body..well semi new before I got pregnant....I just want that body back for now then work on the new new body!
Kat....you are right about the exercise! It does work and while I was out there pounding the pavement I was saying I don't remember being this tired so early in the walk! I had walked almost every day since I had started WW back then. The lbs were melting off of me. I lost the 97 lbs in 10 months. Just think...by next we could all have that kind of weight off of us for the summber!! Anyways....I built up my stamina and kept adding more streets every couple of weeks and it felt so good. I can't wait to add the next street....it gives me something to work toward! Little goals! LOL Geeeesh...isn't that the whole idea of weight loss....little baby steps!! It kinda just clicked as I was typing that! LOL
Well I took Andrew to the store with me so he wouldn't be in the way of his dad putting the shingles on the shed. We got his Bumble Bee costume for $7.99. I almost bought the exact same costume in the grocery store a couple of weeks ago for $14.99 but decided to wait to see if I found something else I like better! He doesn't have a say in what he wants to be for Halloween yet...being that he isn't talking yet and doesn't understand the whole concept....so I get the fun of picking out the costume...I think next year I will probably have to let him decide for himself!
Anyways....while I was in Big Lots getting the costume of course I had to shop around...well let me tell you...I am going to start doing my grocery shopping in there for canned goods and dry goods. Those prices are sooooo low! Spices for .48, black olives for .79, hormel kids microwave cups .79. I could go on and on. BUT the most valuable thing I found in there was a LOW CARB PASTA....yup! .79 lb. Its made in Italy and it is only 160 calories for 2 oz dry AND 7 grams of FIBER and 1.5 grams of fat! That makes it only 2 points per serving instead of 4 points like regular pasta!! So if you have a big lots store near you! Do I sound like a commercial? I am going back to get more on friday if I like it enough....I'll let you know. Maybe I will cook some up tonight with dinner! I got a really really good deal on Healthy Choice dinners for 40-50% off plus I had coupons! I got them for around $1.00 each or $1.25 each. I usually will have one of those for dinner when John works late or I forget to take something out of the freezer! Sometimes I have one for lunch too with a piece of fruit!
Ok enough of me for now! I have to get this room cleaned up and then the rest of the house. THe cable guy is coming over to install the internet stuff for me tomorrow afternoon. I have to clean off this desk! When I get my new email address I will let you all know that too....though I will still have msn until November since its still free. My year is up sometime in November!
OK....I need more of you to come out here now!
09-29-2002, 02:22 PM
Postings CAN be scarce on the weekends, eh? For me, I'm home most weekdays and until my piano students come, I'm on here ALL the time! :o The weekends are busier; my hubby is home and there are errands and friends... busy, busy, busy.
All is well on the diet front! I've been holding steady at 73 pounds lost for the last few days and probably will be for the next week or so as TOM is lurking RIGHT around the corner.
LUCKY... Mmmm.... SALMON! I usually buy two fresh fillets or steaks (occasionally frozen fillets). I put about 2 tbls of lite becel margarine in the microwave, melt it, add an equal part of lemon in to the dish. I also add spices to the mixture: oregano, basil, garlic, pepper, salt, etc. and pour it over the salmon. I bake the salmon at 390 in a shallow pan (lined with aluminum foil) for a 1/2 hour making sure to coat the bottom of the salmon with the mixture too so that it doesn't stick. (Partially frozen fish, I would cook for at least 45 minutes). It's YUMMY! I've also grilled salmon steaks (coated in the same mixture) with my George Foreman Clone Grill! That's good too! I think that it was BAYLEE that once suggested a sauce of lite/fat free sour cream, horseradish sauce, and pepper, and, once and a while, we use a little of that for a change (usually with the frozen fish).
MICHELLE... No, I haven't received that package yet but am REALLY looking forward to it some day early this week! :) Yah! You're so great! Your little tyke will look adorable in his bumblebee costume, I'm sure! Yikes... I just thought about Halloween candy! I dunno... I might "pretend I'm not home" this halloween! I TOTALLY love passing out candy to the kids; I usually get dressed up too and play scary music out of our window BUT... I dunno if I can resist all that candy in our house. I CONSIDERED buying it right before we need it and keeping it in the trunk of the car until the last minute and then putting it back right after and letting my hubby take it work and let his co-workers go wild.... we'll see!
SHELLS... You still there? :) I think that you are usually home during weekdays too. Do you get busy on the weekends too? I just don't want to lose you! You have to stick with us and we'll definitely help you see results!
KAT... Good for you on the exercise! I think you're doing awesome! You're right... steady exercise is a HUGE part of losing and maintaining your weight. I've been taking a break from jogging for the last couple of days (on purpose) but will probably get back out there tonight or tomorrow! I HAVE been doing a lot of sit ups and weight training on my arms in the last few days to combat...yikes... saggy skin! I'm gonna go do that shortly!
I'm gonna take off for a bit but will be back shortly!
09-29-2002, 04:20 PM
I don't want to cut the grass!! Please don't make me do it!
I did get everyone else to pick up the dog poop, rake and pick up the sticks, so I could just zip out there and mow...BUT I DON'T WANT TO!
WHERE ARE ALL YOU LOVELY CREATURES?! Kat, Michelle and I can't do this on our own! This must be how Michelle felt yesterday!
Okay, well, I'm going to pick up a few groceries and when I come back, there had better be some more posts here... or else! Mary, Malia, Steph, J-Ann, 2Cute, Lucky, Duckie, Thin, Shell, Mel, Tina, and everybody else... come on out and play!
09-29-2002, 06:53 PM
I posted twice today, thank you very much!!!:smug: I know how you feel because when I come in and no one has been here I feel sad :cry:....
I dragged out some of my stamping stuff and was looking through it. We brought Dad out for the afternoon, until 5PM. I then did dishes, got ready for tomorrow and checking in on my favorite chicks! :goodvibes:
The Vikings play tonight at 7PM so I will be absent from here after that. For those of you NOT from Minnesota that is our football team. They are note doing as good as the Twins (our baseball team) but one can always hope! :genie:
It is suppose to be 80 here tomorrow...I could feel it warming up while I was outside with Dad. I will get those Tulips in yet!!! :dance:
I am stepping out on a limb here...this week I vow to journal and exercise. What do you think, :?: can I do it? :stress: Pray for me! :angel:
Thin... I need your sympathy...when I washed clothes today one of my favorite bra's got all tangled up on the "turner" thing....I wanted to :cry:. A good bra is hard to come by!!!
So, my food is planned, my clothes are ready....Monday here I come!!!! :cloud9:
09-29-2002, 07:10 PM
Wow...I didn't get depressed...I love to see posts here each time I come back!
I cleaned off this desk so now its a joy to sit here again! I can start doing my homework here! I just need to clean off Andrew's dresser from the clothes I piled up there! THen pick up a few toys and his room will be presentable for the cable guy tomorrow!
I also cleaned up the kitchen. I will clean the toys up in the living room tomorrow when we get home...it would be a lost cause to do it now! I even did a couple loads of laundry today and clipped my coupons and cleaned out my organizer!! I'm exhausted! I just need to give the boy a bath and get in the shower and get our clothes ready for the morning then I can go to bed!
OK TINA where are you? I have another little food idea/recipe thingy! I got a roll of those pillsbury croissants...the reduced fat ones...and I sliced up little pieces of apple thinly and put them on the croissant and drizzled just a speck of honey and sprinkled it with cinnamon and rolled them up and baked them like the package says as if you were just making the croissant. THey come out soooo good! And...only 2 pts each! 2 or 3 of those with a cup of tea or coffee makes a nifty quick breakfast! I am taking two to work with me to have with my coffee in the morning. I had to put them away now so John wouldn't eat them all...I saved one for Andrew and he ate the rest! Thats how good they were and very low fat. I think a tablespoon of honey for the whole package of 8 was all I used. So one point divided into 8 equals 0 in my eyes. I think I used about 1/8 of an apple total and the cinnamon is zero too! Its just for the croissant and the reduced fat ones are only 2 pts each!!
Ok I am outta here for now! I will be back either in the morning early or after work tomorrow! So.....the rest of you chicks better get your hiney's out here and POST!!
09-29-2002, 07:12 PM
Oh one more thing! I bought a package of those little babybel cheeses from Laughing Cow. They have the light ones that are only 1 pt each! Yes...1 point! And they are a decent size for the 1 point! I had a 2 pt hummus sandwich, 2 of those cheeses and 2 glasses of water for a 4 point lunch today! I was full!
Ok now I'm outta here...just had to share those ideas! See this changing our eating is getting pretty easy!
09-29-2002, 07:17 PM
I know I know...I'm that bad penny! After this I will be gone!! LOL
Salmon...we had salmon fillets tonight for dinner...I love salmon! Anyways....our store sells salmon portions that are like 5 or 6 oz each. I got two of them and put them in a shallow baking dish and drizzled them with lemon juice from the bottle, then sprinkled dry dill weed over the top and then put some margerine on them and baked them in the oven at 425* for 15 minutes. They were sooo good!
09-29-2002, 08:14 PM
09-30-2002, 12:31 AM
HI guys.... I made it home again. :D
We had a nice weekend. My parents celebrated their 62 wedding anniversary. The whole family got together. It went pretty well ... except .... My sister made a scrap book of all of our family reunions over the past 20 years. I had to look at pages after pages of FAT photos of me. :eek: It was NOT a pretty sight. LOL
Well... it did do one good thing for me. It made me come home and throw away all junk food, ice cream, pop, you name it... it is GONE !!!! I will have no choice but to start anew tomorrow. There is nothing left in this house bad to eat. :lol:
I even got rid of the diet pop. I will have no choice but to drink WATER.
Then I come back here and read about all this exercising going on... so that means... I have to exercise now too. :rolleyes: :lol:
I have tons of laundry to do so I can not stay. Just wanted to peek in and tell you I am back not only from Missouri... but also back on program. :D
09-30-2002, 01:01 AM
Well... I guess I'll refrain from busting any chops; people posted! :lol: All that talk about salmon today FORCED me to go out and buy a fresh fillet for my supper. Mmmm... yummy. I could eat salmon for half my meals and be perfectly happy!
2Cute... Yah! No more fatty, junky, unhealthy food in your house! That's sometimes what it takes; get those foods outta sight AND reach. Hey! I think you were outta town when this was discussed so I thought I'd do a quick synopsis for you... WE'RE HAVING A CHRISTMAS CARD EXCHANGE! Anyone who wants to be involved is to PM me with their mailing address. In November, I'll PM everybody on the list with each other's addresses so we can have a holly, jolly time receiving cards this year! There's 7 names on the list so far!
Lucky... You DID post twice yesterday--my bad! I KNEW you had posted because you asked me about salmon and I replied to you but that slipped my doo-doo mind! It's awesome that you're gonna journal and exercise this week! Your persistence WILL pay off!
Baylee... That's not a bad idea giving out little toys for halloween instead of candy. I'm gonna keep my eyes open for anything that would be appropriate! I checked out your journal; it's awesome! Good for you for being so diligent! Are the journals a new standard feature here? I'm asking because the "sticky" that Suzanne posted said something about a month long availability. Does anyone know what that means?
Mary... Hee, hee. Thanks for posting! Did I scare you into it by saying that somebody better post... OR ELSE? :lol:
Michelle... It was your continued chatter about salmon that did me in and I HAD to have some for supper! :lol: You also mentioned hummus and now I'm craving that! :lol: Maybe if you mentioned celery and cucumbers I'd only want to eat them! Do me a favor and give it a try! :joker:
Okay all... I should probably CONSIDER going to bed! See ya'll here tomorrow (er... later today!).
09-30-2002, 01:29 AM
Umm... I just checked out the "sticky" again. I think the dates after the title "Journals now available" threw me off. I THINK from what I understand now, it's a new permanent feature! Sorry... didn't mean to spook you... I was just looking for a bit of clarification! Don't abandon your journal... IT'S WONDERFUL! :D
09-30-2002, 02:06 AM
I'm sorry for not writing as often as I should. You all sound positively moving ahead. I'm inconsistent of course, but with all the aches and pains. I have to go as I am. Sink the gondala and all that.
This week is it. Countdown, five days to go. I leave on Friday, oct 4th and return Sunday, oct 27th. Seems like I've been waiting forever. Thursday, we'll go to our county fair. Friday morning, drop off the dog at his camp. Then leave for the island of Oahu to fly to San Francisco, Washington DC, and London. Then its London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and France. Return home from Paris to San Francisco to Oahu. You will be with me, everytime I encounter chocolate and beer. I pray for control.
I'll be back the end of October. Good luck.
09-30-2002, 05:57 AM
Good morning ! I'm so excited to see all these posts!
I barely rolled out of bed this morning! My legs are sooo stiff! Yikes....I need to stretch!
I gotta get us all ready to go out the door....I will be back this afternoon after work!
Remember....eat your celery and cucumbers...they are so refreshing! And you get a veggie in for the day too!
Journal, exercise...and water water water! Hut two hut two!!
09-30-2002, 08:52 AM
Hi Gang, Gee you're all doing great!!!
Malia, Have a great time.... try everything..... just don't overdo!
NEW WEEK, NEW SEASON .... Time for j-ann to stay on track. I've got a nice clean journal right here and I'm going to fill it up. I'm skipping my meeting today. It'll just get me down. I need at least one good week under my belt before I go back. THIS WILL BE THAT WEEK! My strenght training class got postponed to this Sat. and, of course, it's the only weekend I'm out of town for months. :( Luckily the instructor who got us all interested in the first place is willing to start me a week from tomorrow so I'm not too far behind the rest of the out of shapers in the class.[/COLOR]
I'll try to catch up tonight .... Gotta get back to work.
09-30-2002, 10:05 AM
Hey ladies! Well I lost 2 more lbs this week. So that's a total of 19 lbs in just over 2 months. Not too shabby. Congrats to everyone else who lost some of those stubborn lbs. Well I'll try to get back later. I have to go get my walk in before I go get my son from pre-school. Then I do my WATP 3 mile tape today. See you later.
09-30-2002, 10:35 AM
Wow! There are ALOT of posts!! I actually typed up a long post on Saturday morning and then when I sent it, it was gone! Nowhere to be found...grrr, lol! :s:
2cute: I hope that your daughter's 21st birthday was lots of fun:) I am glad that your parent's anniversary was fun--except for the photo sharing! Don't you HATE that!! We were looking at some old video tapes and I had the same experience. I was like, hunny, you better edit me out of every one of these, LOL!:rolleyes:
Baylee: Congrats on your 2 lb. weight loss! That is wonderful!! A big pat on the back to you:) I really hope that you enjoy the WATP tapes. I find them very motivating and easy. And as you pointed out, they are great for the days when weather does not permit you to exercise outdoors. Enjoy!
MichelleK: Thanks for telling me about yourself. Congrats on your 2 1/2 lb. weight loss as well. Sounds like you will be keeping busy with school and your job, etc. You definitely have a full plate, especially having a child at home!
J-Ann: Thanks for the welcome! I hope that your vacation was a good one.
Sara: A big congrats on your continued weight loss!! Wow! I just can't believe how much you have lost in such a short time!! Amazing! Way to go:) That was very sweet of your husband to buy you the candle charger/candles! Keep it up! Sounds like you are going to reach your goal.
Katrina: Thanks for the welcome. How was your trip to AC? I am jealous! My hubby and I love to go there, but we haven't gone in quite some time. I am having withdrawals, lol! Did you win anything??
Duckie: I love that your fiance makes you feel good about yourself. My husband is the same way. Of course, I think to myself, yah right! but I am so very thankful that he accepts me for who I am. I have to be careful and try to accept his compliments because I find myself saying, your just saying that or no I am not beautiful, sexy, whatever, and it bothers him because he truly sees me this way. Why do we have such a hard time accepting compliments?? I know that is something I have to work on. In every regard. So much of our self-worth is tied up in how we look. ::::sigh::::
Lucky: glad you got some of your planting done. It takes a bit of time, eh?!
Mary: sorry about your hubby and you having a fight:( Hope that you are all better now??
Lucky: Just wanted to say that I LOVE Dr. Phil!! I saw the one you were talking about where the wife had lost weight and Dr. Phil said that about taking her new body out for a spin! Very funny!
I hope that I didn't miss anyone. I am pretty busy on the weekends usually. We went to the fair on Saturday. That was fun. But, you know how the eating goes!!! I had a piece of pizza, a donut and caramel corn. At least this fair has ALOT of steep hills, so I really got quick about of walking in that day. Yesterday was spent scraping our house. Oh the joys of that!!!! NOT! It is very daunting to me. But, it kept me busy, which meant no time to eat, lol!
Anyway, hope everyone's weekend was a good one:) Congratulations to everyone who is losing. You guys are doing amazingly well!!
Have a great day:flow2:
09-30-2002, 10:37 AM
Congratulations on your 2 lb. weight loss this past week:) Excellent!!! :cp:
Keep up the great work!! :dancer:
Have a great day!
09-30-2002, 11:33 AM
I found this thread after SaraJoy mentioned it last night in chat. She said what a great group of ladies you all were and how she's lost 73 lbs, mostly due to the support she gets in here. I've spent the morning reading through the posts and yes, I have to agree, there IS lots of support here and you do seem like a great bunch. SaraJoy, thanks soooo much for the heads-up...God knows I need support. I am having a real problem with willpower lately...geeze I HATE that word.
My highest weight was 292. I had lost 44 lbs (248) but regained 20 of it back. :ink: I had enough trouble losing that 20 and to think that I have to do it again!! How stupid was I? Hey!! That was just a comment...you didn't have to answer that!! :s: :)
I am anxious to get to know of each of you. Later... :wave:
09-30-2002, 11:49 AM
Just a quick post, weekend was kind of uneventful, didn't do much at all, as well as my eating has been bad, all I have to say is potluck at church, who can resist all those different kinds of casseroles. I'm not into sweets or chips, the typical junk food, it's the good hearty meals that pull me down, hard to cut back on my portions it all tastes so good. Anyway's TOM is coming to visit this week so I'm feeling kind of bloated. So today's weigh in didn't go so well, I'm not feeling down or bad about it was expecting what I get, just know I'll have to try harder this week and watch my portions, so I gained 2 lbs, will have to join the excersise crew as well, not very physical at all lately.
Congrats to all who lost or who are trying their best, and all those butt movers out there, your on your way. I am rejoing you again as of today.
Check in Later,
09-30-2002, 12:05 PM
Welcome to the group! I just joined a few days ago, thanks to Sara:)
I can really relate to losing and then gaining and beating yourself up. It's like, if I had just hung in there, I wouldn't be fighting the same battle year after year!!! I think sometimes we want it to come off really fast and when it doesn't, we give up thinking what is the point. Instead of thinking long-term. Those few pounds lost here and there definitely add up. Each year I tell myself, I want to be thinner by summer. This year I actually was. I still have a long way to go, but hopefully, I will not fall off the wagon and gain again. And if I do fall off the wagon, I hope I will be able to jump back on again really quick;) The same goes for you. It is all about taking it one day at a time. There will be good days and then there will be bad days. The goal is to have more of the good days and less of the bad:)
Do you currently exercise? If so, what do you do? Do you work? Married? Have children?
I am married, am 34 and have no kids yet. I am fortunate in that I do not work outside the house.
Hope to see you again here, and am looking forward to getting to know you better!
Have a great day:cb:
09-30-2002, 12:10 PM
I keep meaning to say that I love your quote, "I'm not fat, I'm fluffy". Cute!
I, too, have a hard time controlling my portion sizes. And, I am with you--I enjoy comfort foods and the like. It is hard to stay away from it when you are at a potluck!! LOL!
But, don't beat yourself up. You have the right attitude about trying again:) Maybe you can just go for a short walk? You never know. Once you get out there in the fresh air, you just may go longer than planned:strong:
Have a good day, Duckie, and hang in there:cb:
09-30-2002, 12:40 PM
Stop !!! Do not post here. Instead come and join us at the next thread.... # 221
See you all there. :wave:
09-30-2002, 01:50 PM
Thanks for the welcome Shells. To answer your question..no I am not married, no kids, no pets, no sex life. :( :( I am 45 and am determined to lose this 122 lbs before I turn 47!!! I am ready to have a life w/o worrying about what people think of me and my fat...trying to shop for big clothes and then worrying about how they really look on me...or worse yet, dying and people walking by my coffin and saying "oh the poor thing, if only she'd taken better care of herself."
I started walking last week. Didn't get far but will work up...slow and steady for now. I have an exercise bike but the seat sets too high and makes for a very uncomfortable ride. I have to find someone to drill another hole so I can lower it.