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.
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10-16-2002, 01:22 AM
Just headed for bed. My fun time is over and time to head back to Missouri to cheer up my mom again. It gets harder and harder to cheer her up each visit.
YES .... I LOVED "The Lion King". LOL
I had sooo much I wanted to tell all of you I forgot to say how much I LOVEd the play. I would recommend it for everyone. Now I have to go watch the movie again. LOL
I wish I had watched it before I went to see the play. It has been a longggggggg time since I saw the movie. I think about 7 years ago.
It will be Weighin Wednesday by the time you read this.
I am going to Weigh in while in Missouri and get back on track.
I totally enjoyed my weekend off... but it is time to get serious again.
10-16-2002, 04:40 AM
but I'm training someone tonight so internet time is limited. I will talk with you guys for a good long while tomorrow. Just wanted to check in, give you a big :grouphug: and let you know I am still OP! Love you guys.
10-16-2002, 08:24 AM
It's snowing...I have to go to work early, and work late...oh, did I mention it's snowing. UGH.....
I don't mind snow, even like it most of the time but NOT from October through May!!!!!! .....(sometimes, usually April) WAY too much !!!
BUT the mosquitoes are gone!!!!
Happy to read everyone is doing so good....I have to join you!!!
10-16-2002, 09:33 AM
Well I weighed myself this morning and I lost 2 little stupid pounds. For the last four weeks I have cut out alcohol, soda, I have been working out hard 4 days a week for 50 minutes and trying to cut down on my food intake and all I lost was two stupid pounds!
Well I am not going to worry with that stupid scale anymore. I feel so much better and my clothes fit looser and when I look at myself I look ten pounds lighter! That is so weird to me. How can I loose only 2 pounds but to me it looks like I lost 10. Maybe it is just me, but some people have mentioned to me that it looks like I lost weight. I dont know! What I do know is that I am not going to give up on this thing called weight loss. I am going to work harder than ever before.
Have a great day everyone.
10-16-2002, 01:27 PM
Yeah, tontoy, but how many stupid inches did you lose?
Muscle weighs more than fat. If you are building muscle while losing fat, you're not going to see mega loss on the scale...you will see it in your clothing and the mirror. Go by that instead.
AND by the compliments!
Hey, Lucky...maybe some cute snow plow guys will rumble on by the farm...you never know!
We are experiencing a bit of a Nor'easter today. Lots of rain and wind...can't even bother using umbrellas, they just blow inside out.
Despite the adverse weather conditions, I made it to Curves this morning and over to Aquacize immediately following...I saw a friend at the gym and we were commiserating about our ongoing struggles with weight. She feels that she needs to go on anti-depressants to get her into the "proper" frame of mind to lose the large amount of weight that she needs to lose. It wasn't that long ago (a month or so? maybe?) that I was feeling the exact same way. Just so depressed about my failure to get my eating under control. And you know what I have found out??? The best, bar none mood elevator is...are you ready?? Regular exercise. Do something every day and you will feel better. Do a little, do a lot, just move that body a bit and get the heart rate up and you will feel better. And you won't want to put too much junk into your body after you have worked it! Since I began exercising regularly, I have been eating better. I feel great, I have so much energy, get more done around the house, I think positive thoughts and do not dwell on the negative. I look forward to the day I reach my goal. I can SEE IT!! I know it will happen, because I'm going to make it happen. I know it won't be easy, I know it will take a long time. I also know that I do not want to get any bigger. I want to feel pretty again...and I WILL! It's all up to me.
Stepping off my :soap: now.
I will weigh in later this afternoon, when I get up from my sleep...just like weighing first thing in the morning! Will report results, come what may. I hope everyone had a great WI! not...oh you know...
see you later...
10-16-2002, 03:22 PM
Here's a snipet from my online journal... which I tend to update on WI Wednesdays.
It's Weigh-In Wednesday today and with it comes no surprise as I must of weighed myself five times since my last "official" weigh-in. This week I was NOT loosing. My eating was completely on plan (save for a couple of least-calorie-offensive drinks at the bar) but my body decided it was gonna take a rest at 78 pounds lost--which I had decided I was okay with. I mean, I've lost consistently every week since May... so big deal, right? Well... this morning suddenly brought with it a ONE pound loss... so I'll take it! That's 79 pounds down and 41 to go! All is good. I tend to lose in spurts anyhow. Before I know it, I'll be at 85 pounds lost and wonder how I got there so quickly!
There is no TRY. I WILL get to 150 pounds. Keep checking on me... you'll see!
10-16-2002, 07:34 PM
Sara congrats on the 1 lb...every bit gives us more insentive!
I am here to report that I AM A GLUTTON!
10-16-2002, 07:57 PM
Michelle, get your gluttinous booty back in here and get back on track! The past is past. Start from this moment on. Come on, girl! Get that points tracker out and your little WW scale...I KNOW you have a million cool 'light' recipes, you always used to *sniff* share with us! We miss you, honey!
10-16-2002, 10:32 PM
Yeah, Michelle....what gives. :cry: I NEED you .... I found out today we have to order new work uniforms so I need to lose about 100lbs by December....:eek: I need your support and help!!!! Here are some :goodvibes: from me to you ..... please come out and post!!
Kat, I may have to get Baylee, pick you up and go over and kick Michelle's a$$ since we have Tina back on track. :yes: Hmmmm since our threat you notice Tina lost 6.2 lbs and is posting happy Tony thoughts....how about you all head my way for a swift kick????? :?:
10-17-2002, 12:54 AM
I just got back from a late-night training session at the Sexual Assault Support Centre and decided to pop online to see how all my favorite ladies were doing! :)
Michelle... Ditto on Kat's and Lucky's comments! We ALL have had our moments of glutteny; those are in the past. Decide right now to take control of your life and start anew! We're here for you! You are such an important part of this thread and I'll always have a special place for you in my heart for sending me that WW info! You're the best! :love:
Baylee... Thanks so much for the encouragement and congrats; I think it means more when I only lost one pound! Hope your bike riding and work went well for you today! :)
Kat... You are doing AWESOME exercising! I remember you posting when you were feeling down and I compare it to your posts now, and there is definitely a difference in your spirits! (Although, admittedly, your posts are/were ALWAYS quirky!) :lol: I'm glad you're OP, exercising, and in control! You're an inspiration to me in the exercise department! I do sit-ups and stuff like that but my aroebic stuff has been lacking since the cold weather hit!
Tontoy... Take your 2 stupid pounds like I took my 1 stupid pound and RUN WITH IT! Down is amazingly better than up! :smug: CONGRATULATIONS! And, again, Kat's right. Just how many stupid inches do you suppose you lost? :)
Lucky... My condolences on the snow! Yuck! :lol:
Well, day one of our five day anniversary starts tomorrow! Hee, hee... I'm excited about giving present number one to my hubby with a little card that says something like:
"Just as our love has grown for the last five years, so will your presents for the next five days!"
Tacky, I know... but fun!
10-17-2002, 01:50 AM
No time to visit... just had to tell you all.....
I stayed on program !!!! and I maintained the last couple of weeks off program. I just may make it after all. :D
10-17-2002, 02:26 AM
Hi everybody! :wave: Where have I been???? :eek: My days are just flying by and I have no time to myself. Will I ever get back to normal before I forget what normal is?????
My life is too insane right now. Gotta re-group, simplify, un-clutter and take a vacation.
See ya all later. I love ya, even though I'm not here much.
10-17-2002, 03:28 AM
Michelle! Get your butt back in here! Honey, we are all gluttons in one way or another.....it's a fact. There are many types of gluttons.......gluttons for alcohol, gluttons for work, gluttons for cigarettes, gluttons for food........gluttons for PUNISHMENT. That's what we do when we consume too much of these things. We punish our bodies and our minds. Michelle, you KNOW I have been there.....we all have. Pick yourself up sweetie. I know it's hard, but you can do it. No one has the personality & motivation that you do. I can't count on my fingers and toes the times that you have motivated me and made me feel better. I love the way you share your life with us.........whether it be about Andrew or John (I think that's right) or even just the wonderful recipes you give us. I'm not perfect & I don't have all the answers. None of us have. But we do know one thing. We have ALL been where you have been and unfortunately will probably be there again someday. No, I don't mean that to seem that we are hopeless and will never get this weight off.......I say it because we are all human and it happens. You don't have to be OP or perfect to come here. If your not ready to hop back on the wagon, that's ok too. But come and talk to us about it at least. Comiserate with us. You know us sweetie, we can always find something to gripe about. Take today for instance...........me and dh had some "alone time". The minute it was over, (and I do mean minute) he rolled over and said, "Hey! Doesn't McDonald's have the Big & Tasty on sale for .99 cents?" There is just something about the words BIG, TASTY and .99 cents after sex that did not make me happy. Yes, I know that was too much information, but I'm trying to make a point here. What was it? Oh yeah, we can always find something to gripe about. :lol: Honey, we truly love you and want you to come back and talk to us. We won't try to talk to you about getting back on program. We won't tell you how much better you feel when your OP. We won't tell you how you breath, move and sleep better when you are eating right. You know why? Because you already know these things. We will just be here for you to listen. That's what we do and that's what we are here for. Now, having said that in my sweetest voice possible, here is my drill sargeant voice: MICHELLE! Get your butt back in here and that is an order! :yikes: We love you and we miss you. Don't make Lucky, Baylee, Kat & I come kick your butt. That's right, they will take the trip down south to get me too.....and I know how to fight dirty. :s: Just think about it. :grouphug:
Ok, now that I'm wore out, I'm going to end this post because it was mainly just for Michelle and start a new one.
10-17-2002, 03:54 AM
I wanted that post just for Michelle and now having said what I needed to, I will move on. I could not talk to you that way if I did not love you Michelle. :love:
Now, I'm sorry if I offended anyone with the big & tasty/"intimate time" story. I just found it quite comical. Not at the time, mind you....
but I am ok with it now. :dz: I think. The man was just hungry. After all, he'd just put in some hard labor. Yeah right. I almost got that sentence typed without belly laughing. :lol:
So, how are all my other lovely chickies? Great, I hope. I had a real rough morning this morning. I made a huge mistake and did not come home from work and go straight to bed. Hmmm, Tina not go to bed. Tina hungry. Tina eats. Tina eats 27points before 10:00!!! Trust me, it can be done. By the end of the day, I had went 10 and only 10 points over.......but I did have plenty banked and you know what? I counted the points. I didn't come home.......eat a ton, figured I had already blown it and eat like a pig for the rest of the day. As much as I hated it, I counted all 27 of those pitiful points and decided that I would pretty much be eating vegetables the rest of the day! :lol:
Although eating almost all your points before breakfast is not exactly something to be proud of........I was proud because it didn't lead to even more terrible things happening and I was accountable for it. :smug: That is a definite improvement. I may just figure this thing out yet.
thin: Come see us when you can. I know you have things going on and are super busy, but you know where we are. We love and miss you and anxiously await your return.
2cute: You go girl! You stayed OP....maintained AND had a wonderful time on your trip. I say this calls for a WHOA Tony! Woops, got a little off track there, didn't I? WWWHHHOOAAA 2cute!
Sara: What you and your hubby are doing about the anniversary is so sweet. What's he getting on day one?
Lucky: Uniforms, huh? I forgot, what is it you do? Do they come in orange? :lol:
Baylee: How did the dentist appt go? I never could ride one of those exercise bikes....too much pain, if you know what I mean. :o
Kat: You are VERY pretty......yes, I know I have never seen you. I just know it. You are truly my inspiration for all that exercising you do. I am happy to report however, I did do my one mile WATP video today.
tontoy: Yes, you lost two stupid pounds. But, those two stupid pounds are gone now, aren't they? You are two pounds less than you were last week, aren't you? You know what two stupid pounds are? 8 sticks of butter!
Well, I guess I will go for now. I am going back to day shift next week........(will give you more details tomorrow) I've got one more nights on thirds! Wooooo Hooooo! Hello to all my other lovelies. Love you. :grouphug:
10-17-2002, 07:00 AM
I'm working my way back but I just discovered Burger King Crispy tacos 2 for .99 I just looked them up at dotties and it looks like they are only 3.5 points each! So 7 pts for the 2 plus a salad is a doable meal! Hummmm.....this may work after all!
Well I gotta run and get us ready for work! I'll be back after work sometime this afternoon. I have a paper to write too so we'll see which wins first!
10-17-2002, 11:39 AM
I read Tina's post earlier and I am still laughing! I had to PM her in the midst of reading it because I was laughing so loud, my dh, who was in the shower at the time could hear me and was wondering what was so funny! I guess you could say, Tina, that I was NOT offended by you "sharing" your intimate details with us! If they're THAT funny, keep 'em coming!
....oops...well, you know what I meant!
We have just GOT to find a way to meet one of these days! Wouldn't that be a hoot?
Lucky...if you figure out a way to drop 100# by December, let me know, OK? I'd love to wear a slinky black dress for New years!
Atta girl, Tony! er...I mean 2cute! geez, it's catching...
Sara, what a cool idea for your anniversary! We will celebrate our 20th next July...Actually, today would have been my dh's wedding anniversary if he married the first girl he was engaged to! I never let him forget it! Not because I'm mean...I always wanted to get married in October. (my favorite time of year) We picked July (yecchh...too hot) so that my in laws, who were both teaching at the time, would be able to come out to NJ (from CA) for a few weeks, without taking a lot of time off from work...damn nice of me, I think. I asked him if, when he was engaged to the other one, did she consider that option...Nope, not at all, it was their problem, she felt. (my sentiments exactly, but I wanted him to be happy.) Maybe that's why he dumped her for me...Hey, what can I say? I'm a giver! That's my crime! Lock me up! (That's a line from a movie whose title escapes me at the moment, Janene Garoafalo said it...)
Wow...I am all over the place here! Focus, Kat! Now, where was I?
Michelle...I'm glad to see that we bullied you back to the board! I always love reading your posts! Who the heck is dottie and where do I find her?
Thin, you whirling dervish, you! Come back when you can. We miss you!
Baylee...how is the hip holding up? And how was YOUR dentist visit? No lip snagged in the drill, I take it?
Duckie... so? how many inches?? Of SNOW, of course! Get your mind out of the gutter, Tina!
Mary, Steph, Miss Meliss? Helloooo out there...
I missed my exercise this morning JUST to be with you girls! No, not really...I'm going tonight...to Curves while son is at karate, then possibly a Kickbox class at the gym...I may try a Pilates class... I saw that on the schedule...hmmm...gotta sleep on it...so I will say goodbye for now...parting is such sweet sorrow!
I'm killing myself here...when I re-read my post, I discovered a Freudian slip...I put, "farting is such sweet sorrow!" :faint: :shrug: :joker:
10-17-2002, 12:09 PM
Yeah, Tontoy and Sara on your loss, even though it's not much it's still a loss, I know how frustrating it is to be expecting a good loss, 4 or 5 lbs, and only getting 1 or 2.:mad: Hopefully next week all your hard work will give you a better pay off.
I've been trying real hard this week, but I'm having a hard time at supper, I feel guilty sitting down and eating a regular meal, somewhere in the back of my head there's a little voice saying this isn't diet food, you can't have spaghetti or chicken dinner, where's the salad and rice cakes. I'm tring to cut down on the portions, and I know skinny girls sit down for a regular supper, I just feel like I'm not dieting if the food still tastes good, have to change my way of thinking.
Haven't stepped on the scale yet this week, to check in to make sure I'm still on the right track, probably take a peek tomorrow morning. Haven't got any excersise in this week yet either, bein lazy and buzy, was going to do them yesterday, but hubby was being an *** and went to be early, and the VCR is in the bedroom so I didn't get to do WATP, will try to get started again tonight. How long is the WATP 2 mile and 3 mile tapes, the one mile is only 18 minutes goes by very fast, don't know if I would like to do anything longer.
Sara your present idea sounds so cute, you guys sound like such a cute couple, I use to do things like that, when we first started going out, but never got anything romantic in return, I guess I can't be mad, not every guy is the romantic type. Actually he did come home from WalMart last week with a body pillow, you see I won't share a blanket with him at night cause I like to tuck it between my knee's, and snuggle up to the blanket. So I he figured he would get me the body pillow, and we can start sharing one blanket again. That's about as romantic as he get's.
:D :D Tocute, good job maintaing and staying on program:D :D
Well enough for now, check in later :dizzy: :smug:
10-17-2002, 12:18 PM
Kat you were posting while I was posting. No inches of snow, melted and now we have rain and lots of mud. By the end of the month we should have lots of snow, it never fails but on Halloween or the day before there's always a big snow fall.
Also dottie is a lady who has her own web page, dwlz.com
She has tons of information on WW, and has loss lots of weight, good site for all those WW questions and points.
Was that advertising, I hope not.
10-17-2002, 01:41 PM
Tina you are funny, I am still laughing myself. Have you ever thought about doing stand-up comedy! But Michelle I totally agree with her. I have really bad days and really good days. I think that being a person who is overweight is harder that being an alcoholic or drug addict.
I say that because when you goto work nobody offers you a drink or some cocaine! But their is a huge donut with about 800 calories sitting there, and dont drive anywhere, there are signs everywhere, turn on the TV there is a pizza hut add. We are consumed with food, their is no escape! It is a daily struggle to not overeat for me well make that an every 30 minutes struggle. I think about food about 20 times a day!
We will get through it, dont beat yourself up about it. I love the fact that everyone here encourages each other. That is so important.
I dont know if any of you watch Oprah, but tomorrow her trainer Bob Greene will be on talking about weight loss and stuff, I think there will even be some success stories on.
Have a great day!
10-17-2002, 02:40 PM
Kat check out dottie at dwlz.com and click on the side where it says restaurants and then arrow down to your favorite and click on it and you will get the points for the foods they serve!!!
Gotta run...just got home and have to do the dishes, throw in a load of clothes, fold the whites, pick up toys, read my paper and then start my English essay before I can play on here!
10-17-2002, 02:46 PM
I'm excited about giving hubby his first anniversary gift today. In case anyone didn't catch it, our 5th "Dating" Anniversary is today and Monday is our 2nd WEDDING Anniversary so I bought my hubby (Reg) 5 gifts (getting progressively bigger) for each day in between, starting today at dinner! The first one is REALLY small (had a budget) but fun. Don't want to say what it is yet though in case Reg SOMEHOW sees this post.
Is anyone getting bored because I've said the same thing in my last three posts?! :lol: I'm just EXCITED! :)
Tontoy... OMG! I've always thought things were put into better perspective when overweight dieters were compared to alcoholics! It always infuriates me when someone who KNOWS I'm dieting says "It's REALLY good... just have a little" in that kind of singy, tempting voice. This doesn't happen often but when it does....grrrr. Would someone say to a recovering alcoholic, "Just have a sip of this wine... it's delicious!" NO. THEY WOULDN'T DARE! Why don't people understand that being obese (in my case, I was morbidly obese) is JUST as life altering/threatening as being addicted to alcohol! Grrr... :mad:
Duckie... You know what? I've ALWAYS loved food and that goes for right now too! I COMPLETELY look forward to meal times! I still love experimenting with new, yummy recipes! Don't feel guilty about eating "tasty" food! If you're eating OP, then enjoy! A variety of tasty, HEALTHY foods is one of the main components in many successful diets. SO ENJOY! :judge: :lol:
Okay. Gotta start getting dinner ready. I know it's early but I have four piano students coming shortly and I wanna have everything set to go for right after I'm done!
I'll be around though... so post! :)
10-17-2002, 05:43 PM
Wow! What a great site! I checked out Dwiz.com...scanned through some of my favorite restaurant's dishes...what an eye opener. For instance, the last time we were at Chili's, I ordered the veggie/cheese quesadillas (yum, BTW) They cost me 24.5 points!!! (Not that I was counting the last time I was there)...or my beloved cheddar/garlic biscuits from Red Lobster...3.5 points each! Which doesn't sound too bad, if you're only having ONE! (like THAT'S possible!) I was scanning Burger King's list, thinking I may have to resort to that for dinner for the kids tonight...but decided an omelet is a quick, low point, higher nutritional value choice...for all of us. It's just too easy to pull up to the old drive thru window sometimes.
Anyway, thank you, Michelle, for sharing a great web site...I think I've seen that site before, but I never saw the restaurant info...Dottie is now a member of my favorites list.....
Hey! With all my ramblings, I forgot to mention that I lost 2 more pounds! for a total of 8 lbs in two weeks. Excuse me a minute...
OK, I'm back! Well...I really have to get moving...need to round up kids for their various destinations, and get my butt over to exercise.
Ooh! My sis in law just called, said she and my brother have tickets to an off Broadway show for Sunday. Dh is working, (so am I for that matter) so at first I said no, but the more I thought about it, i decided that I should do something fun to reward myself, so I'm going...there! it's settled. I deserve it!
Really must run now. Have a good night, chickies!
10-17-2002, 09:39 PM
Kat, you go girl....you are inspiring me to get my butt moving too. When do you want to chat ??? Is Saturday night the best time for you?
Baylee, no snowplow man... didn't have any snow on the ground here. :cry: (over the man NOT the snow part)
You all seem to be doing good...during the week I just run out of time...well, until it snows and then I won't have so much to do outside.
Congrats to the losers...I will be joining you shortly.
Anyone else up for a chat this weekend???? :?: It is fun...Sweetpea chatted last weekend but I haven't seen her post here ?????? Hope you are okay! :grouphug:
10-18-2002, 12:00 AM
Saturday chat sounds good...I don't have any plans...so far. Dh is off Sat, so I don't know if he anything in mind...like the BIG AND TASTY MENU perhaps? ;) ;)
10-18-2002, 03:48 AM
So my anniversary surprise for my hubby went over well; Reg was tinkled pink over my little surprise present tonight and the little card explaining that his presents would be "growing" over the next five days! :) Today's present was REALLY small... a box of Kinder Surprises all wrapped up; I used to leave them on his pillow or beside his computer when we were dating so they're kinda nostalgic for us!
A friend of ours came over after dinner and we rented "Enough"; that movie with J-Lo where she's being stalked by her husband. It was pretty good... very much girl-powerish! We all chatted until the wee hours of the morning. (This explaining why I'm posting at 3 a.m.) :o
Kat... Woohoo! Congrats on 2 more pounds! That's amazing! Was today your "official" WI day or do you just WI every once and a while? I KNOW my scale is gonna say good things next WI (it's already showing a loss since my WI) but I'll wait to tell you guys until next Wednesday! BTW, I had a FEELING those cheese/garlic biscuits were a no-no! They're WAY too good! I'm glad now that I only had one last time we went!
Hi to everybody else! There's a few newbies that have disappeared... Shells, Sweetpea, where ARE you guys?
10-18-2002, 06:26 AM
DO NOT POST HERE! DO NOT ORDER A BIG & TASTY! Instead, come and join all our friends at 300+ And Ready To Try Again.......#229 :wave: