100 lb. Club - I've just had it....
10-10-2002, 08:32 AM
This is IT..the final straw!!! I am so fed up with myself--putting in a half-a**ed effort and expecting a miracle weight loss. Geez!! If I want real results I'm gonna have to put in some real effort. My size 16W jeans are strangling me as we speak!! AAAAACK!!
I'm also hacked off that I'm afraid to go out and exercise like I'm used to doing because some wingnut with a rifle is killing people at random in the area where I live. No soccer games for the kids, no after school activities...I'm just so angry and frustrated that this horrible person has this kind of power over how we live our lives.
God..sorry to sound like such a harpie--I just had to let off some steam...Feeling fat, frustrated and furious here in the suburban DC area....
10-10-2002, 09:04 AM
Sweetie - your not alone. Read post #171. We are ALL done making excuses!!
I do feel bad for you regarding what's going on in your area. STAY SAFE!!
10-10-2002, 09:07 AM
Your frustration came through! :)
I can't imagine living where you are right now. You want to lead a normal life but with everything being so random it's just too scary.
10-10-2002, 09:40 AM
I'm gonna throw a little tough love your way......go get an exercise video, run...don't walk. I mentioned Walk Away the Pounds on one of your other threads. There really is no reason that you can't exercise. I realize that there is a sicko in your area, but don't let him control your weight loss efforts. What works for me is, NOT thinking about it, just doing it. If I thought about all the time and energy, I would always find some way out. But instead I make my mind blank and just go do it. I hope I wasn't too harsh! Now get off your duff and do something about it! :jig:
10-10-2002, 10:36 AM
I already have the Sansone video, et al...I've done my treadmill, etc...but like I said, I want to exercise the way I ALWAYS have which is outside. If I want to do it inside it should be my choice..not one forced on me by some lunatic. Thanks for the good intentions, though--like I said, I'm just frustrated that things seem so out of control. I'll get over it...
10-10-2002, 12:02 PM
Don't let this maniac with a gun control your life. I can only imagine how scary it is for you and your family, but you must maintain your motivation. If you let him keep you scared of living, you are letting him win. Keep your chin up. I'm sure that the police are making progress and hopefully this man will be out of the public very soon.
10-10-2002, 12:26 PM
Well, I'm going to take my daughter shopping after school. Am I afraid? Kinda. But I'm going to do it--I HAVE to do it. Unfortunately, all of my daughter's usual activities have been cancelled (lacrosse & soccer). So...shopping it is!!
10-10-2002, 12:46 PM
Good for you! :D
10-10-2002, 01:45 PM
Let it out...
scream, cry, shout, vent, whyne...
10-10-2002, 04:23 PM
Take it easy. It's real scary what's happening, but try and not let your anger, tension and frustration resort to eating unnecessary food. Try and move about your house, doing some indoor aerobics, or play in your yard. it's a real shame that life has stopped in your area cause of this.
10-10-2002, 06:29 PM
Thanks Dougie--I've been walking on my street with my dogs, but sure not the same as the trails around the lake that I love so much. Oh well...exercise is exercise, I suppose. My shopping trip with my daughter did me a world of good this afternoon--I didn't feel so "victimized" (for lack of a better word). My daughter is asking me a lot of questions about this that I don't have answers for. Hopefully something will break in this case REAL soon and our communities can get back to normal.
10-10-2002, 07:00 PM
How about this for a thought? Some of us would give anything to squeeze into a size 16!:lol: But, I understand the feelings no matter what the size. I agree you can walk outside in your neigborhood with the dogs or friends, etc... I wouldnt go by myself. I live in Virginia and even here (about 2 hours away) some schools are very cautious. No kids playing outside the school-police at the schools when kids come and leave, etc... I live near Va Beach so it's not like that here. Take care, be careful and try not to let any kind of terrorists take control of your day to day life!
10-11-2002, 07:14 AM
Hey Laura! I used to live in Va Beach before moving here! I KNEW I should have stayed!! LOL!! We lived in Salem Woods (off Lynnhaven Parkway). My husband was a naval officer and Va Beach is where we lived the longest without a transfer. I loved it there...
10-11-2002, 05:28 PM
I was wondering if you would see my post. I actually live in Chesapeake which nobody has heard of unless you live around here! :lol: Small world huh? When did you move? Did you know about two years ago we got a killer mall here in Norfolk (next to Scope). We actually have a Nordstrom!! Also stores like Godiva, Tommy Hilfiger,etc... Its more upscale than the usual malls-can you tell I am a certified mall rat??
10-11-2002, 11:14 PM
Hey Laura! Is this the MacArthur Mall thing in downtown Norfolk that you're talking about? It was under construction when we left. I love the Chesapeake area...do you ever go to Pungo for the Strawberry Festival?? Gosh..I miss that whole area--I knew it like the back of my hand. Here it's so busy..so stressful...just go, go, go!! I'm from the deep south originally and this pace is just not for me. The malls up here are to DIE for, though!! LOL!!]
10-13-2002, 04:53 PM
It's McArthur Mall allright! Before that, the biggest mall here was Lynnhaven. McArthur has 3 levels. Half of the other stores in the mall are new to this area like Pottery Barn, Illuminations, Yankee Candle Store, etc... The third floor is the food court and regular resturants like Chili's, a kids play area and a Chuck E Cheese type place called Jeepers, and a movie theater.
Can you tell I love this place?? :lol:
You know, I have never been to the Pungo Strawberry Festival. I guess I can never get anyone who wants to go! Maybe I will next year-just drag my 7 year old along if we wants to go or not!
I think my sister (who lives here too) goes to some of your malls each year. Her and her mother in law have this big shopping weekend each December at Potamac Mills. They literally shop the entire weekend and get a hotel to stay in!:lol:
They told me I would LOVE that mall!!
10-15-2002, 09:19 AM
Boy, I feel for you. I used to live in N VA and frequented 7 Corners a bit. I was thinking what a great big target I'd be for the sniper. I hope they catch him soon.
10-15-2002, 09:34 AM
Well, woke up this morning to the news of another shooting (the one you refer to in Falls Church). This is complete and total insanity. My greatest hope is that this killer gets the same merciless treatment he's dealing out. Our schools are STILL locked down--I realize it's the right thing to do but we're getting weary of it.
10-15-2002, 03:02 PM
Seriously hope the witnesses to this one are able to provide the clue. I've mentioned my daughter and family in Rockville; also have a son and dil in Fairfax so have had to include them in "fear list" as well. DIL is running inMarine Corps marathon ina few weeks and I keep thinking what a great target that race would be. Am encouraging dtr to come home this weekend just to spend some time a distance away from the target area. Still praying he's caught before then.
10-15-2002, 07:40 PM
I was thinking about the marathon, too--and Halloween. I have a sense that something is going to break in this case soon--the police and the FBI aren't releasing ANYTHING so as not to tip off the suspect (s). Today my husband I were out shopping--I told him that I'd stand in front of him and do jumping jacks while he loaded the stuff in the car. Just kidding but we sure are ultra-aware of our surrounding when we go out these days...
10-15-2002, 10:53 PM
common sense says this creep just can't kill a person a day forever, the police must be going nuts trying to catch him. I would of thought you would be safe going to a crowded shopping mall but guess he thought of that too, getting to the stage your not safe anywhere untill he's caught. Must be so scary for you HotFlash. :(
10-24-2002, 03:32 PM
I've been thinking about you and your neighbors today - maybe this is the beginning of the end of the sniper nightmare!
I pray this is the guy, and that it is all over and you can spend as much time outside as you want!
10-24-2002, 04:29 PM
Thanks Angi!! With all that has happened in the last 24 hours, I feel like a giant weight has been lifted off of everyone in our communities around DC. I feel confident that these are the guys in question--so much so that I plan to resume my walks around the lake on Monday. Thanks to everyone who sent prayers and wishes our way over the last few weeks--it was greatly appreciated.
10-24-2002, 07:35 PM
Well it looks like we can all relax now. Thank god the shooter is off the street!! I was so glad to here that this morning. My husband was delivering in the are today and it drove me crazy yesterday that he had to go in that area!! It was a big weight off my shoulders today!!