Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again...#227

10-13-2002, 02:24 PM

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

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

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

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

10-13-2002, 04:01 PM
:) Hello chickies
I'm home from my trip I have to go back and catch up on all the posts. But first I have to shop for food. I'll be back.

10-13-2002, 06:48 PM
Hi folks...

It sure is quiet round these here parts!

I just stuck my dinner in the oven...pork loin with roasted potatoes. I smothered the loin with mashed garlic, sage, salt and pepper, surrounded by quartered potatoes which I first stuck in a ziploc bag and poured 1T olive oil over and squished the bag around til they were covered. The smell is heavenly. I like for dh to walk in from work and be greeted by a yummy smell. I was going to make Apple Crisp, but my son and I made chocolate chip cookies instead. I'm shocked (and pleased) to announce that while I did consume 2 cookies, they were the onlytwo cookies I ate! For me...the ultimate test of strength and willpower!!

I was going to do a nice long postie..but I think I'm going to veg on the couch instead...

see ya'll later

10-13-2002, 10:41 PM
So, are we all ready for Monday???????

I don't have to work tomorrow - well, not at work anyway. I think I will rake and put up my snow fence tomorrow besides some putsy cleaning in the house.

Tina....I will be expecting the "Tony Report"; Thin...how were those movies and bras; Baylee....hope your body is doing better...Kat...when do you want to chat again....or should I say for the first time????...Mary...how was the geneology; j-ann...2Cute...Michelle...Duckie...Sara...Tonboy... MichelleNH...lets here your weekend reports....

10-13-2002, 11:56 PM
Hey guys!

I know it's been like two weeks, I didn't have my computer set up :/ I am back though. Hmm, I'll just start by saying hi to all the regulars...

I'd been doing the point system from weight watchers...well my mom and aunt just rejoined last tuesday, so i have the extra support right there - I also just got another job so as it turns out i will be that much more active...for some reason diets seem easier to follow when you have a busier lifestyle...i know that sounds contradictory, but for me it is...when i am busier i am much more likely to try and "squeeze" everything into my routine.

Mom and I are going driving through backroads in the morning...hope to get some pretty leaf shots, I'll post them for you all!

Hmm..oh! I've lost five pounds, heh heh.

10-14-2002, 12:26 AM
Hi everybody! :wave: Just a quickie before I turn in. I should be doing paperwork yet tonight, but I'm just too tired.

Finished with the movie jobs. Saw Moonlight Mile with Susan Suranden (sp?) and Dustin Hoffman. It was good/alright. It was a drama about this couple whose only child/daughter is killed and how her fiance is staying at their house for the funeral and stuff. It's really a story about being honest about yourself and your dreams and being able to get on with life.

We saw The Tuxedo tonight with Jackie Chan. I can't tell you a thing about it because I slept through most of it. :(

My guys saw Knockaround Guys with Vin Diesel last night. They said that it was pretty good. I swear they didn't let me see it too so I would miss getting to look at Vin Diesel. :mad:

Well, girls, gotta hit the bed. :yawn: I need to get up early tomorrow morning to do paperwork since I'm not staying up tonight to do it. Love :love: to all.

10-14-2002, 03:37 AM
Whew! I have had a FULL weekend! It's Thanksgiving here in Canada (everybody has Monday off as well) so we went out dancing AGAIN... for the third night in a row! Please... no congrats on the exercise this time; I danced but I also DRANK (not too much though) so it all kinda evens out... I hope! I actually bumped into my piano students' parents at the club. THAT was strange! All of a sudden I was completely professional when, two minutes before, I was jumping up and down on the dance floor!

Mel... I was wondering where you disappeared to! Congrats on the five pounds lost! It DOES help to have the support others who are eating healthy, huh? That's what all you guys are to me!

Thin... Sounds like you had a busy working weekend. Refresh my memory for a second... what exactly do you DO when you do a "movie job"?

Kat... Your post made me hungry! :lol: Yeah for you for only having two cookies! It does take a lot of will power to have only a little of something. For me, it's sometimes harder to resist something AFTER having a bit of it... so I have to stay completely away lest those two cookies turn into seven!

Mary... Nice to have you back! Hope your grocery trip went well. I did my shopping today too and came back with stuff to make a shrimp and broccoli chinese stir-fry; we can tell from the recipe that it's super healthy but we've never actually had it before. We're giving it a try tomorrow (Monday) night for dinner. Yum!

Lucky... Have fun relaxing on your day off. You know... raking, cleaning, assembling snowfences... all that relaxing stuff! :lol:

Baylee... Ow! I really hope your hip is feeling better! It must be SO aggravating/painful! Your post DID make me smile though... I think it's funny that you're too spooked to go into your basement at night! :lol: I TOTALLY understand your feeling though... but it's still funny! :)

Well, seeing as how it's 2:45am... I should start to think about going to bed! Chat with all you chickies tomorrow!

Sara :)

10-14-2002, 08:43 AM
Hello all
Well let me catch you up on the news
We left Thurs. instead of Friday we drove part way and stoped for the night at a nice hotel.
We got up Friday morning at 5:30 had a wonderful continental breakfast at the hotel and left out for Little Rock. We arrived about lunch time. They had a hot tub that wasn't very hot but it was ok. Only got in it once. I had two classes FRi night wih a reception in between with cake and punch. I bought lots of new books for our genealogy collection. On Sat. morning DH got up with a stomach virus. I went down for breakfast and on to the seminar. The planners provided a nice luncheon. When the seminaar was over I was so tired that we stayed at the hotel and ate in the hotel resturant. I got up Sunday morning with a bug and we left for home.

Hope all of my fellow chickies had a good week-end

Son got a call about the job has to go take another test for a job today..

It is getting cooler here I put our comforter on the bed last night they say it may be 39 Sat morning.

Well I better go grab a shower I have to go back to work today. You know I actually missed it while I was off.

10-14-2002, 09:54 AM
Hi Ladies,

Well I did really good all week, and then my girlfriends and I went to Red Lobster for lunch on Saturday. Luckily that is all I ate that day. It was probably 2000 calories by itself. But, I didn't eat all of it I had him box up quite a bit and I didn't drink anything but water the whole weekend! That is really good for me. If you knew me you would be jumping up and down. I can drink 3 (16 ounce pepsi's in one day) and a glass or two of wine a night! It has been going on 4 weeks now with no alcohol. I worked out Sunday and I usually do 4-5 days a week. If I can get my eating under control, the weight would fly off, but food is a constant struggle for me. But that is why I am here to learn and get support for you ladies.

Can anyone tell me how do I get a hold of the list of foods weight watchers has and their points system. Do I have to join weight watchers to get that? Thanks so much to everyone here.

Have a great day.

10-14-2002, 01:02 PM
Ran across this and liked it....wanted to share:

Don't kid yourself. If you eat a Twinkie, your thighs know. If you sneak a Pepsi, your belly knows. If you eat a Ring Ding, your butt knows. If you go to the gym, your muscles know. If you eat a healthy diet, your organs know. If you drink water, your blood knows. If you smile, the world knows!

10-14-2002, 01:06 PM
I just got back from the dentist...always fun, first thing in the morning! This was strictly a cosmetic visit though... meaning, no pain! He fixed an old bonded tooth and replaced a few silver fillings with white...I can't wait til my lip stops drooping so I can see my "New and Improved" smile!:D

Tontoy...I KNOW you had some of those awesome cheddar/garlic biscuits at Red Lobster! Aren't they wicked? :T Good job on the soda and the wine. I think you actually have to join to get the "official" list from WW, but I can give you the basics:
MOST vegetables (meaning, the non-starchy ones) are 0 points..., fruits are generally 1 point each, except banana (2), you must have at least 5 fruit/vegs a day. Try to fill up as much as you can on the "0" point veggies. Have some sort of lean protein at each meal. Have 2 servings of milk/day: 8 oz low fat or ff milk, or yogurt. Drink at least 8 cups of water a day. Check out the WW website, but I'm not sure how much info they'll give you without subscribing...but the message boards should have lots of info, as do the WW message boards here. Good Luck!

OK, Tina... Give us the scoop...How's Tony? Most importantly...Did you resist the Slobbering Sandwich??? Missed you!

Michelle... How was the visit? Your folks must have been thrilled to spend time with Andrew!

Lucky... I will follow your lead and get my butt outside to do some yard work...the sun finally found it's way back to us, but it's a bit chilly out there...only 51 degrees. Good soup weather. I'm making a batch of vegetable soup today and some whole wheat bread in the bread machine...mmm! Come on over!

Sara... Dancin' Queen! I think all that dancing cancels out the drinking calories! It SHOULD, anyway! You know...another way to burn calories is to get your butt into bed at night with your cute hubby, instead of sitting at the computer at 2:45 am!!!! just a thought.... ;)

Thin... I hope you're getting your much deserved rest today. Or, catching up with your paper work...thanks for the review...I thought I wanted to see Moonlight Mile, (I love Susan Sarandon) but it looks like a bit of a downer...My son wants to see the Tuxedo...I'm always up for a nap! Can't eat any popcorn that way.

Baylee...I wouldn't go into the basement at night either, (if I had one!) No, my washer and dryer are in my kitchen. I WISH I had a laundry room. I hope your hip is feeling better!

Mary... I hope you and dh are feeling better. Sounds like a busy weekend...sometimes it's good to get back to the regular routine of work...especially if you like your job!

Meliss... I was wondering what had become of you! Great job on the 5# off! You rock! I know exactly what you mean about squeezing everything into a busy routine...no time to think, just do! It's good to have someone doing the same plan with you...good lucK!

SweetPea Geez, I almost forgot! I wanted to tell you that you are in my prayers...good luck with the MRI...I hope that it shows some improvement. You seem to have a wonderful, positive attitude. Take care.

Okay...who's missing? Duckie, J-ann, 2cute, Steph...I know there's more...come on down and join the fun...It's a new week, it's Fall, great weather for walking, raking, anything outdoorsy...before it gets TOO cold!

Here is my Motivation Monday quote...

The first wealth is health.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a great Monday, gals!

10-14-2002, 01:18 PM
I'm here. Weekends seem to be really busy as of late. No time to get on the computer at all. I now bowl in a league with my son(he's 4) on Sunday nights so by the time we're done, it's dinner time, then bath time, then bed time for the kids. So anyway, I'm happy to report another 2 lb loss :cb: Now I'm 92 lbs from my long term goal and only 53 lbs away from onederland. It will be a happy day when I step on the scale and the number starts with a 1 instead of a 2. I can now say that I can fit into a size 22 jeans comfortably. Can't wait to be able to wear regular size jeans and shop in regular stores. Just finished my WATP 3 mile tape and still feeling energetic so I think I'm going to strap the kids in the stroller and go for a nice brisk walk. It's a perfect fall day and I want to get out and enjoy it. I'll try to check back in later.

10-14-2002, 01:43 PM
Good Monday Morning Lady's and Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadian's.

Well I decided to come into work this morning, just so I can get some over time, always need the extra money. Not much to do, just wasting some time. We haven't had our Thanksgiving dinner yet, we'll be having it tonight around 5, so I got to weigh in for last week with out the extra burden of a big dinner sabatoging my efforts.

I'm kinda of pee'd off at the scale this morning, I thought I did everything right last week, didn't pig out, chose healthy foods, drank lots of water, Stayed below 1500 cal per day, as well as I did 6 days straight of WATP one mile tape, so I was hoping for an awsome loss. I'm not to upset just expecting more, my lost for last week was 2 lbs, which is okay, except the week before I lost 5lbs, ate the same and didn't excersise at all, this week I ate good, did my excersise's and only lost 2lbs, go figure. Maybe I'm not eating enough, I know some day's I only get about 1000 to 1150 cals in, what's a girl to do. But my total lost is now 30lbs, so that's good. Won't stress it, will just continue trying. At least it's a loss not a gain.

Well if I want to leave work early I better get to work,

10-14-2002, 05:03 PM
Hiya Gals!

I'm just killing a few minutes waiting for my hubby to finish up what he's doing so we can go take a walk on one of the nature trails not far from our house. Mel's post inspired me to get out there and enjoy autumn!

Duckie... I COMPLETELY understand how you feel about doing EVERYTHING right and only loosing 2 pounds. It's hard for us to realize that 2 pounds is still AWESOME!!! I'm feeling exactly like you this week. I snuck a peek at the scale this morning (WI is SUPPOSED to be WEDNESDAY) and the stupid little needle hadn't moved since my last WI! I have been SO careful with my food this week (other than those few lowest possible calorie drinks at the bar)! I THINK it's important for us to understand that our bodies sometimes need to adjust to things, have a monthly cycle, etc. but, OVERALL, if we do healthy things for our body, we will get results in the long term. We all wish that every week we could drop 5 pounds but, sometimes, doing exactly the same thing, we only loose 1. That's the way our bodies work.

Oops... gotta get the phone! Chat with all you ladies in a bit!
Sara :)

10-14-2002, 05:33 PM
Well, I raked for 3 1/2 hours and am pooped...just showered and had to check if there were any posts....good thing I usually am at work...it can really be a temptation to know I can come here anytime :o

I, also read this today and it is playing in my head...

When you take control of your body, you gain control of your life and open the door to your best self. Not just physically but mentally and spiritually.

The When you take control of your body, you gain control of your life keeps me thinking.

What do you all thinks of this???? IT seems so profound ....:eek: Maybe I just needed to see this in print.

Well, I have to find something to eat. I will be checking on all of you a little later.

10-14-2002, 05:39 PM
Okay.... LIGHT BULB MOMENT It just hit me....when I "feel" I lost control of my life is when I started to gain weight. WOW I just had a shiver...:dance: and feel teary eyed...:cry:

I don't know why it has taken me so long to put "2 and 2" together, but it did...so now I will need all of you to help me figure out what to do with this new, wonderful and hopefully helpful information.

Could it be I am ready to shed this extra weight once and for all?

10-15-2002, 01:48 AM
I'm just taking a second to post before heading off to bed. First off, where IS everybody?! No one has posted in the last eight hours! Does everybody who has a life think they can just forget about me today?! :lol:

I'm gonna try SO hard not to weigh myself tomorrow (Tuesday) morning and just wait until Wednesday's WI. As I mentioned in my last post, my weight has been holding steady for the last 5 or 6 days despite my best efforts! I keep hopping on the scale in hopes of some spontaneous loss and it makes me feel slightly "blah" when there's no change! It's all good though... I know the scale will catch up to my continued healthy eating so... no worries!

My hubby (Reg) and I enjoyed our autumn nature walk today. We weren't speed walking or anything... just enjoying the scenery. It's definitely getting cold outside and I haven't jogged in the last 2 weeks or so... the cold makes my ears ache and ache when I jog! I keep thinking about a gym membership but I'm afraid I won't actually GO if I purchase one. I may start looking into whether or not I can sign up at a woman's only gym for a month to start off with. I have a feeling they'll MAKE me commit to year or nothing at all! That's how they make their money after all... by signing up people that eventually stop going! Also, getting to a gym is a problem because we only have one car.... BUT I'M NOT MAKING EXCUSES! IF I WANT TO GO TO THE GYM BADLY ENOUGH, I'LL FIND A WAY TO DO IT!

Lucky... Yes, you COULD be ready to shed that extra weight once and for all! Take control of your food, your body and your LIFE! It is very empowering to be in charge of what your future holds as far as health and happiness! Grab the bull by the horns!

Kat... How DARE you bring up those biscuits at Red Lobster! It made me crave some as I read it and I'm craving them again as I type this! Ahhh! :lol: Good thing I have an "iron will" to resist them... (that, and the fact there's no way I could actually get them at this hour on Thanksgiving Monday!) :lol:

Steph... Oh! I love the term "onederland"! I was always having trouble expressing what it meant to have my weight now begin with a "1". That's the perfect term! I'm gonna steal it! :lol: Congrats on your 2 pound loss! That's terrific!

Baylee... I'm glad your hip was feeling somewhat better... enough to go on a walk at least. Hope you're having an okay hip day today too!

Well all... I've gotta hit the sac! Now, as for Kat's suggestion that I jump into bed with my hubby instead of posting in the wee hours of the morning :lol:... HE is always on his computer fooling around at the same time I am on mine! We're a couple of geeks! :) Not to say that we didn't save up enough energy to...

Sara :)

10-15-2002, 06:08 AM
Did you miss me?! We had an awesome time and I will tell you about that in a minute.........FIRST THINGS FIRST! I would like to announce that, (drumroll please) I did it!! I was strong! :strong: I overcame all the obstacles and stayed OP all weekend! :cb: I turned my head at those ultra big corndogs. I scoffed the bloomin onions. I shook my head in disgust at the pizza dripping with cheese. AND.......I walked right past that slobbering sandwich with my head held high. I was very proud of me. My WW points range is 30-35 and on Saturday, my points were 28 and were 28 1/2 on Sunday! While everything around me was falling to pieces, I stayed strong and OP! AND, I came home and weighed on the scale at the mall today and I've lost.......(another drum roll please) 6.2 POUNDS!! Ok, on to the race report:

First of all, :rain: :rain: :rain: was the word of the day.......I took one of my real close friends with me that I am finally getting into Nascar and she was absolutely amazed at seeing these cars race in person. Of course, having to sit in the rain for almost 8 hours was not fun.... We got there at 8:00 am and it was already coming down and dh headed off to get some rainwear and while he was gone, a man came by the car selling rainwear, so being the worrywart I am, I decided to buy some from him, just IN CASE dh didn't find any or they were charging an arm and a leg......and guess who ended up with way too much raingear? Also, guess who's hubby was mad at her because she didn't have "faith" that he could buy rainwear? Hmm, that would be.......ME. But guess who it was standing out in the rain, selling the extra raingear we had to the cars just coming into the parking lot? Hmm, that would be......HIM.
(as a side note, the kind I bought was better because even though it looked like a big sandwich baggie, it slid over the head and was in one complete piece, while the ones that Ron bought snapped up the sides and guess who got their sides all wet? Hmm, that would be....NOT ME.) I wore the sandwich bag and stayed nice and dry inside, but very wet outside.
Anyways, ENOUGH about the rain. When they finally starting racing, it was totally awesome. We had some really good seats and it was great to see Tony run so well. I know most of you don't watch Nascar, but Tony is #1 in the Winston Cup points and the closest driver to him is still 97 points behind him. He is poised to win the championship!!! :cp: I am also very pleased that even though there are only 5 races left this season, :cry: Tony has won at 4 of the 5 races! You can't get much better than that!! Of course you know after the race, I had to hit the tents and spent way more than I should have, but you know, I am a TONYAHOLIC! I don't think my fingers are strong enough to type all the lovely items I picked up, but I guess my favorite would have to be a Tony duffelbag to carry all our stuff in. And, did I mention we also bought a TIRE!?? Yep, we are now the proud owners of one of Mr. Stewart's right rear tires that he used while racing last week at Talladega! I just have one question? How am I gonna get that thing on the wall!? And if you know me, I'll figure it out, one way or another. I do have some pictures but I haven't got to have them developed yet and I don't know how good they will be, but we'll see. Anyways, I had a great time, but it was really good to be home.

I really did miss you guys but I can hardly hold my eyes open. (of course I guess I better seeing I'm at work right now) :love: to all and I will see you guys tomorrow. :grouphug:

10-15-2002, 08:57 AM
Tina I AM so proud of you....CONGRATUALTIONS ON THE 6.2 LOSS

You know I think I have finally gotten it...you REALLY do like that Tony guy. I had a car bumper in my closet when I was in high school. It was off a car of a guy I liked. I didn't dare mount it on the wall so I don't have any advice. :( But I do know Where there is a will there is a way. Actually, having a tire on the wall could be a real decorating statement. If you pull it off, I want pictures, plus then you could be the NEW Martha Stewart.....

It is only 30 here and they are saying snow tomorrow and Thursday. Thankfully it will be 52 on Saturday because I still need to caulk my windows.

Having yesterday off was so nice...I don't want to go to work today!!!!

My Tuesday Tip: Stay away from negative people.

10-15-2002, 10:24 AM
Tina- Way to go on your 6.2 lb loss. That's awesome. All your hard work is really starting to pay off. Isn't it great how a big loss really keeps you motivated. It's been a few weeks since I've had a loss like that, but I seem to be consistantly losing 2 lbs a week as of late. But I'll take it as long as I'm losing. Good for you on staying on plan all weekend. Lucky- don't you just love those lightbulb moments. My only regret is that mine didn't come sooner. Oh well, the important thing is that I finally get it. I will lose this weight and be a fit, healthy person. Sara- glad I was able to help you out. Isn't that a "onederful" word. Can't wait until I get there. Now where is everyone else?

10-15-2002, 10:43 AM
Congratulations Tina!

I am really proud of you! Boy you do love that guy, he is pretty cute though! (smile) Well I will weigh myself tomorrow. I have decided to make a new commitment and not eat anything fried starting today. I work up this morning and worked out and had boiled eggs for breakfast. I am meeting a friend of mine at Applebees for lunch but I am ordering my favorite grilled chicken with no cheese and some rice. Everywhere around me is motivation I am encouraged by all of you.

I even read an article in people magazine about the lady on ER who plays a nurse, she was the black heavy set one, well she lost 117 pounds in 7 months!! That was a little extreme to me though. She only had 7 (100 calorie) shakes a day for 7 months. I am not that strong, but she looks great, I just hope she can keep it off. When you loose weight that drastically and dont exercise often times you loose muscle and water weight, but she is working out and she looks fantastic.

Well have a good day everyone I have drank 32ounces of water already and it is just 9:00 am here in Kansas City Mo, I have about 40 ounces to go.

10-15-2002, 12:04 PM
How is everyone on this fine Fall day? I'm feeling great, already worked out this morning...my sister and I did our thing @ Curves. They opened the new one by my house, but in their gung ho zeal to attract as many new people as they can, they are forgetting there are some old timers that don't need to be "chatted up" throughout the workout. It is literally 40 minutes total, workout and stretch, and that's all I want to do...I'm not there to make any friends or chat with strangers. I JUST WANT TO DO MY WORKOUT AND LEAVE! Geez, you guys must think I am the most anti social b*tch...I'm really not! much...

I'm having my breakfast as I type here...it's so good! For 3 points, I have a cup of fat free cottage cheese, and a pear chopped up and mixed in with some Splenda. It makes a BIG bowl and it's very filling! I'm trying to limits carbs when I can...see if I can jump start this weight loss. Tomorrow is...not Wisconsin! I can't wait! Really! I will accept any loss cheerfully...I am not going to obsess this time around if I only lose whatever or stay the same. I KNOW I am doing what needs to be done, and I will go by how my clothes feel and not by a number. Not that I won't be THRILLED if there is a loss...it's just that I know I have a L**O**N**G road ahead of me...I don't want to run myself off the road at the first detour...

Lucky...Originally posted by LuckyLadyBug
When you take control of your body, you gain control of your life and open the door to your best self. Not just physically but mentally and spiritually.
I kept rolling this over in my mind, trying to get a handle on it...and it occurred to me...when you take control of your body, don't you just feel better all around? Clear headed, focused, proud, self confident...BUT... the key is, how to sustain these feelings? How to NOT submit to boredom, self pity and whatever it is that turns us right back to food...In other words...To be fat, or not to be fat...that is the question... Sorry...I try to be profound, but lack of sleep makes me silly...Anyway, I'm going to print that up and hang it on the frig...thanks Lucky!

I want to do individual replies, but I'm not gonna last that long, so here goes the abbreiviated version...

Tina, Welcome back, congratulations on your loss and your will power, and what the heck are you going to do with a TIRE???

Sara, {wink, wink!}

Steph, Two lbs a week is great! Keep it up!!

Tontoy, Way to go on the water...but keep the bathroom in sight at all times!

Baylee, My dentist visit wasn't painful at all...til he caught my lip in the drill!:yikes: He apologized profusely as he blotted up my blood! Good Lord.

Duckie, Thou shalt not be pissed at thy scale! Just keep doing what you are doing...sounds like you are doing all the right things! Just keep doing 'em!

To everyone else....Hello and goodbye...I'm falling asleep now...come on down and post...see you all later!

10-15-2002, 12:32 PM
Good Morning,

It's not fall here anymore, woke up to a blizzard, well kind of, the ground is officially white, but by the end of the day it will probalby melt and be all muddy again. The joys of living in Canada, we definetly get to experience all four season's, winter alway's seems the longest though.

Sara it must be nice to be able to go out and enjoy a nice walk with your husband, mine can't seem to get off the couch, I think he's molding to it, pretty soon he'll be part of the furniture, just kidding he works hard when he's at work, and he enjoys hunting and fishing, but very self centred if he doensn't feel like doing something, he doesn't, even if it would make me happy. Even if he does something after an hour of hounding him, I'm just to mad to enjoy it and would rather be doing what ever it is on my own.
Does that makes any sense, oh well just venting a bit.

Thin do you think you can explain excactly what you do, you sound so busy all the time, what kind of job is it you do, what is your title called, just curious.

Tina, congrats on your loss, that's awsome start, but you do know that the race is on, you already passed me, just gives me more incentive to try exspecially harder this week. Can you tell my competitive side is showing. Glad you enjoyed your weekend, what are you going to do with the tire, is it autographed, you should hang it on the wall, and then use it as a picture frame, prop a picture of tony in the middle, that would be kind of cool.

Kat, your so active, I would love to go to curves, but I think it's $39 a month here, to much for me, would like to take up aquazing, once I lose about 40 more lbs.

Well gotta get to work, check in later

10-15-2002, 04:47 PM
Hello friends. I had the most wonderful trip !!!! Everything went better than planned and OU beat Texas in the football game too. :D It was just a GREAT 4 days !!!!

My daughter fixed a big batch of chili to eat while watching the football game. It was so yummy. :T The game was awesome!!! OU and Texas are MAJOR rivals !!!!! I, of course am a major Sooner fan. GO BIG RED !!!!!

After the game we went shopping for a couple of hours. My daughter got a few Christmas gifts bought. I was just window shopping ... couldn't find anything I wanted to buy. We just visited the rest of the evening.

Sunday we headed out to Dallas. No traffic problems and no construction on the roads due to the big game this weekend. We ate a wonderful lunch at P.F. Changs. My daughter even treated me to lunch. :cool: It was very good. After a late lunch we found our hotel and just chilled for an hour before heading out to the play "The Lion King".

Again.. no traffic problems and we pulled right up to the door and paid for valet parking. (State Fair going on at the same time and parking was impossible and too far to walk) We walked into the Music Hall and our seats were right where we walked in. :cb: It couldn't worked any better if I had planned it. There were even bathrooms within 50 feet of us. Our seats were better than I expected and the play was awesome. When it was over we walked out the door to get into a LONGGGG line for the valet parking (probably over 100 people)..... and my car was sitting in front of the door waiting for us. :eek: WHAT A SHOCK !!!! So... we got into our car and drove back to the hotel. NO WAITING AT ALL !!!!!! It was just a perfect evening.

Our drive back to OKC Monday was again a good drive. No major traffic or holdups.
Do you think God was trying to make up to me for making me fat all these years. LOL Just kidding... I know I made me fat ... not God or anyone else.
I just know it was a PERFECT weekend. :D

TINA.... It sounds like your weekend went "almost" as good as mine. We had SUN the entire trip. Cool, not cold. Hmmm... I think the word would be "perfect". :p
As for your tire... If you hang it on the wall you could make it into a picture frame... OR ... you could paint circles around it like a "target". OR....you could paint a tire track diagonally across a section of the wall and hang it on the track.

Another idea is you could lay it flat and make it into an end table. Use a car jack or large tropy from goodwill store as the base. Put a board down (painted orange of course) and then the tire and then put a piece of glass on top. You could use the center to display some more memorabilia. Then you still have the top to display stuff too. Maybe in the center show a picture of the race car the tire came off of. Give me more time to think I will come up with some more ideas. Of course... you could always hang it from a ceiling joist and have a tire swing. Tony/Tarzan... you/Jane. :lol: YOU GO GIRL !!!!!

Steph... I agreee.... "onederland" is a onderful word. LOL

Kat... you had me laughing so hard with your dentist visit. No pain until he drilled into your lip :yikes: OUCH !!!! And the "bottle up your blood" was hilarious. LOL Hey, you could sell it and make enough money to pay for your dentist appointment. LOL

Duckie... I know all about your husband.... He is my husband's clone. :rolleyes: LOL

Ooppss.. I just got a phone call. I have to run. Sorry I couldn't get to all of you individually. Have a great day!!!!

10-15-2002, 08:43 PM
Quick post my son did not get the job

10-15-2002, 10:27 PM
I saw this somewhere and thought that it kind of tied in with what Lucky had quoted..

"Live Your Best Life!" ~Oprah Winfrey
At any rate, that's my Tuesday tip.

Sorry about the job, Mary...:( :sorry:

2cute, did you LOVE the show? Great suggestions for tire usage, by the way! :lol:

Baylee, I'm getting measured tomorrow at Curves...I haven't been measured there since April! Since then, I've been alternately good, bad and indifferent, diet/exercise-wise...should be interesting! Either way, it's a starting point for this time around!

Duckie...SNOW!! :yikes: Is that normal for this time of year where you are? Are you way up North? I have no concept of where places are in Canada...it's so big! At least shoveling is good exercise! I really like to shovel snow. No, really! But we get so little of it anymore, it's like a novelty...I wish we got more though, I love snow!

I snuck another workout in tonight. After dropping my son off at scouts, I went to the gym. I just did 30 min on the treadmill, some upper body weight machines and the bike. At least I caught up on the news while I was there...isn't this sniper thing horrible? My dh has relatives that live in Falls Church, Va. geez what a world we live in...

Time to take a cat nap and then begin the beautification ritual (Use Mrs Conehead's voice here) Don't want to scare any patients!

Have a lovely night, all...

10-15-2002, 11:47 PM
This afternoon I had a four hour break between piano students so I went SHOPPING! It's not what you think... I didn't buy ANYTHING for myself. It was all for my hubby; it's our 5 day anniversary stretch starting on Thursday. October 17th marks our 5th anniversary of our first kiss and October 21st is our 2nd wedding anniversary SO... I bought him 5 presents; one for the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st! Hee, hee! It's gonna be fun! The presents start off really small and get bigger and bigger! I wrapped them all up and labelled them with the "Date to be Opened." He doesn't know yet that I have FIVE presents for him... :) I won't actually tell you guys what I got him yet for fear of him seeing this post. I'll let you know the present he opened each day starting on Thursday!

If you think 5 presents is a lot, you should have been there when I got him presents on his 25th birthday! He had just moved into his own apartment (previously he had roommates) and was lacking a lot of the basic household necessities (e.g. a can-opener, cooking utensils, etc.) so I, at the time being a poor student, went around and found him 25 small things that he needed! I wrapped each one up individually, numbered them from 1 to 25 and hid them all around my house. He had to find them in order and open them. If he found one out of order, he just had to leave it where it was until he was at that number! He was searching and opening presents for an hour! :)

ANYWAYS enough about presents!

Tina... 6.2 pounds is AMAZING! Woohoo! I was all smiles when I read your good news. You were SO strong to resist all the fatty, unhealthy, yuckie, junkie, blah food at the track. (I'm trying to make it sound unappealing so I don't crave it either!) :)

2Cute... It sounds like you had a PERFECT :lol: weekend. I'm glad for you. You definitely deserved it! You've had so many things going on in your life lately!

Kat... Duckie is way out West. They get a lot colder out there than where I am, in south-central Ontario. Our temperature is pretty much the same as yours in NJ! I am absolutely DREADING the cold and ice that's just around the corner though. It was just last Christmas that we flipped our car 3 times and ended up needing to be cut out of our upsidedown car! It was all because of black ice and now I'm terrified to go back out there on highways in winter! :yikes:

Mary... I'm sorry to hear about your son's job possibility not working out. How long has he been out of work now?

Baylee... Yah for you for getting out there and walking! You are doing so awesome with your weight loss! Keep it up! :)

Tontoy... Now you have ME wanting to read that article about the woman from ER! I'm gonna have to check out People magazine in the grocery store next time I'm there to see if I can still get a copy!

Okay... I should post this monster message before I lose it! :lol:
Sara :)

10-16-2002, 01:15 AM
STOP !!! Do not post here.!!

Instead come join us in the ongoing thread # 228.
See you all there. :wave: