Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again.....#234

10-29-2002, 07:34 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.

10-29-2002, 07:44 PM
Hello ladies
Thanks for all the:grouphug: you sent my way on the loss of my grandmother
Big Ma was a special lady. We were real close. My Father was killed in a car accident in 1961 and this was his mother she was 86.

I have a sinus dranage and am real hoarse. had to take son to the dr today after the funeral. He has a problem with his liver they think. Oh well tomorrow is another day. I go back to work.

again thanks for being here for me.

10-29-2002, 10:05 PM
G'EVENING Chickies,

Hey Kat ... I have my pillow and my bankie right here. :) I just got back from my water workout and, with the time change, it felt like I was working out at midnight. I'm a morning person so this time switch really hits my nights hard. I'm pleasantly sore and tired.

Mary, Glad your back with us. Take care of yourself y'here.

See ya' in the mornin'.


10-29-2002, 10:25 PM
That is a good description, J-ann, pleasantly sore and tired! Me too! It's a good, accomplished feeling

10-29-2002, 11:39 PM
Never fear, Mary, we are here for you for no matter what.

Kat my soul sister.....I love Simple Abundance AND I could LIVE in a library!!!!! For me being in a library is a spritual time.

Okay...only vote so far is Kat's... week night, 8PM EST.....anyone else????? Someone have a preference for a night?????

10-30-2002, 12:32 AM
Hello ladies! :wave: It has been a crazy day here. I did paperwork most of the morning. Left the house late for work and only did one job and a bunch of errands.

Ok, I've got to let off some steam here. I don't know if K-Mart is doing the big 'welcome back' push where you all are, or if it's just here because their headquarters is here, but DANG! I stopped at K-Mart today. There wasn't an associate on the sales floor. I went in for the new release of The Sum of All Fears on DVD. I had to wait in line at the service desk just to ask where they might keep them because they sure weren't in the Electronics department. The girl says, "did you see them back there?" Well, no, or I wouldn't be asking you now would I? Then she says "well did you ask back in the department?" Well, no. There wasn't anyone back there and if I did already ask back there would I have just waited in line for 20 minutes to ask you the same question? So she phones somebody and they say they've got them. The young man comes up to the service desk with one. I ask him if there was a display of them that I missed. Well, no. They were in a box behind the counter. Well, gosh. Is there any wonder that I couldn't find them? So I proceed to the checkout where I want to price match (because K-Mart advertises that they do that) some lipstick for Buy 1 Get 1 Free from the Walgreens ad. Do you think the cashier could manage to do that all by herself? Well no. She had to call a supervisor....And call the supervisor.......And call a third time for a supervisor. Finally she calls over the store manager (who she states under her breath won't know how to do it anyway) and he fiddles with putting his 'manager key' into the machine and has to have the cashier tell him step by step what to do. don't you sometimes wonder how these people get to be managers? Once he's finished fiddling with it and walks away, the cashier has to call a different supervisor over (3 times before she comes) to undo and redo what the store manager just did. 'WELCOME BACK!' Then they're giving away a coupon for $$$ off on your next visit when you spend at least $35. So my bill comes to $35.79. I asked the cashier where my coupon was. She told me she didn't know and that I should ask them meaning one of the truly competent managers that I had just dealt with. So off I go, back to the service desk to wait in line for another 20 minutes so that I can ask about my coupon. The supervisor the one who had to undo and redo the store manager's fiddle looks at the receipt and says, "it has to be $35 before tax." I looked at her and said "WELCOME BACK" with a wicked little grin.

Now, I ask you, how likely will I be to shop at K-Mart again? Do you think their Welcome Back program is working?

The funny thing is that one of my companies just started 'shopping' K-Mart last month. I was all set up to do several stores for the month of October AND November. I got word last night that they are putting the November 'shops' on hold while the K-Mart people and my company's people evaluate October's feedback and tweek the program to get the most out of it. :lol: My suggestion: quit spending money on 'shopping' and get some associates in the store #1, and some managers/supervisors that know how to run a store #2. Geez!!!!

Thanks for listening to me rant. UNBELIEVABLE!!! :doh: I was able to stand in line long enough to have the argument with myself about whether the Fritos were going to go home with me or not. And I'm proud to say that I gave them to the cashier and told her I had changed my mind. Little victories!!! It's really good that I changed my mind because those little buggers would have never made it home. I'd have scarfed them down in the car the way I felt.

LuckyLadyBug: Ok, I journalled today. I get a star on my forhead.

Tontoy: Don't be scared of the scale. It is only a tool to use in the total picture of things. If you haven't taken measurements, you might want to start there. Sometimes the measurements are a much better sign of your efforts.

J-ann: You're right about journalling, "we just gotta do it". I'm really giving it a try this week.

Susie: We sure have missed you! It's nice to see you. I figured you were really tied up at work. I was hoping that you'd get some relief from this 'promotion' but it seems like it's a whole lot of work. I hope it's been worth it.

Katrina: You are one exercising momma! You go girl!!! I'm so proud of you.

Mary: WOW! That sounds like it could be serious with your son and his liver. Hope all turns out ok. * I'm sending on the vitamin C and Echinacea. Hope that sinus thing goes for you real fast. I did the sinus infection about 3 weeks ago.

Ok, I'm better to chat earlier like anywhere from 3:00 to 6:00 PM EST. But that's because it's after I get in from work (typically) and before honey comes home from work. If it had to be 8:00, I'm best on Wednesday, because good TV doesn't start until 9:00 on Wednesday. But you guys set up whatever is best for you and if I can peek in, I will.

Gotta run. Paperwork to get done so I can be on the road again tomorrow. I'm installing pre-paid phone cards and machines in a couple of gas stations. Love :love: to all.

10-30-2002, 08:29 AM
Okay, Thin & 2Cute, were the things you were talking about me good or bad?

Thin, sorry to here about your K-mart experience. I LOVE K-MART!!!! I am the K-Mart Clearance Queen. I am not sure however if that is a good thing. I don't like Walmart & Target's clearance prices aren't as good. Good job on not buying the fritos.

hello everyone else out there.

I am doing well the last two days OP and hope to show a loss on Saturday. I am dealing pretty well with the stress this week. Is the promotion worth it? Sometimes and sometimes not. No matter what department I am in, Budget time is stressful, but being the Manager and being in budget time is 100% worse.

Well, I am off to get some work done. Catch you all later.

10-30-2002, 08:54 AM
BUT, Thin if you would have bought the Fritos you would have been over $35.00 without tax ! :smug:

It's 21 and snowing!!!!

Off to work.

10-30-2002, 10:14 AM
Good Morning...

Chilly and rainy here today...not as chilly as Minnesota though...maybe low 40s...they had predicted light snow for northwest Jersey/Penn last night...not by us though...just cold. I like this weather...'specially for walking. (minus the rain) I have some books on tape to listen to while I go for my (soon to be, starting today) daily walk.

Lucky... :lol: You KILL me!

Thin... Is K-Mart one of your "mystery shopper" destinations? Boy, they'd get an earful from me, if I was! I HATE the K-Mart by us...it is always dirty, they only seem to hire the most obnoxious, ignorant people around, of which, at least 5 at a time, can always be found in front of the store, smoking...it's a shame too, cuz I DO like the Martha Stewart stuff, and it is so close to my home...I'd rather drive the extra distance and go to Target.

Mary... Once again, I'm so sorry for your loss. You were lucky to have her for so long. I miss both my grandmothers and think of them often...I always tell my kids stories about them to keep them alive in their memories too. I hope all is well with your son.

Damn! The TV guy is back...I just heard his truck door slam and the dog is going wild...like he didn't spend enough time here yesterday! Dh called because one of the TVs is not working right...

Gotta run, I'll be back

10-30-2002, 10:22 AM
Good Morning Everyone,

Well another 2 pounds gone, I am now at 238. I am very happy, yet I worry if I will continue to loose. You know we are never satisfied. I am glad there is support here though.

Have a good day.



10-30-2002, 10:50 AM
Tontoy...good girl! See?? You're doing it!! STOP WORRYING!!

10-30-2002, 10:56 AM
Morning, everyone! :wave: Hope you all slept well. I finally hit the hay at 3:20 AM. Got my paperwork done and am ready for the new day.

LuckyLadyBug: :lol: You have no idea how much I pondered the fact that that dang bag would have sent me over the $35! Then, I came to my senses and looked at it this way: if I spent over $35 to get a lousy $5 coupon, I'd actually have to shop at K-Mart again to spend it!!!

Katrina: Yes, honey, that was what the 'shopping' paragraph of my story was about. And it's a real hoot because I used to 'shop' K-Mart for another company. Apparently, K-Mart didn't like the reports that it got from them, or something because now they've hired this other company that I work for to do the 'shopping'. The form is different and now after doing it for a month, they want to tweek the forms to get the outcomes they want. Every one of the reports I did this last month were terrible. :o

Susie: All good, sweetie, all good. :) Somebody was asking how long everyone had been on this thread and how long it had been around, etc. And 2cute and I talked about you.......all in a positive light.

Tontoy: 2 pounds! WooHoo! :bravo: See, there was no reason to be so scared. All 'scared' is is negative. Banish those thoughts and make them positive 'I can do this' thoughts.

Off to work. See ya later.

10-30-2002, 12:24 PM
WEll ... I am definitely headed out of town again. Wed- Thur maybe Fri morning I will be in Missouri. Then Fri-Sun off to Texas to see my daughter there. Miss me while I am gone.

10-30-2002, 12:43 PM
Bye 2Cute .......:wave: :wave:

We'll miss you while you're journey through the Heartland.

Drive Carefully,


10-30-2002, 01:20 PM
Okay I'm officially frozen, it's 14 degree's and was snowing on and off for the last couple of day's. Tomorrow's Halloween, and I betcha any money it will snow, it always seems to snow on Halloween here.

My poor boy, as I mentioned he's started hockey, he had his first game last week, the team did really well I think they won 10-4, mind you he didn't make any goals, he just kind of chases after the puck and if it accidently hits his stick, he gets pretty excited. But it just wipes him out physically, he stayed on the couch for the rest of the day on saturday, didn't move or eat, and then yesterday he had practise, the practise is only an hour long, but he went to bed as soon as we got home, 5:45pm till 7:30am this morning, he's got practise tomorrow as well, but I think I'll make him miss it, he'll be to tired to go trick or treating. I'm sure all the equipment he wears doesn't help any. He's got another game on Saturday, at least it makes for a quiet afternoon, don't mind it at all if he stays on the couch, at least he's not running around, getting into anything, my house seems to stay cleaner. If you didn't know he's only five.

I got his school picture's back, yesterday, and their awful, he's not looking at the camera, and he's got more of a sneer on his face than a smile, as well as the background I chose is a god awful color, it like a seacrest baby green pastel color, I was expecting a nice teal green, instead of the regular blue, back ground, so he's going for retakes, and I'm going to request the regular blue background. This is his first year of school and I would like a nice picture to remember it.

I should go get back to work, check in later

10-30-2002, 02:38 PM
Duckie...every single year my son has had his picture re-done! I think he just expects it now! (6th grade!) I ask him why he doesn't just smile nicely the first time around...he just shrugs! BOYS! sheesh..

I would just love to see all those cute little five year olds, skating around, playing hockey! No hockey around here...football is big though. Was your little guy ALWAYS tuckered out after practice sessions? Could he be coming down with something? .I hope he's okay for Halloween? What is he dressing up as?

For that matter, those of you who have kids AND those of you who do not...what are YOUR kids, or are YOU, dressing up as??

My son is going as the Black Knight. Daughter & her beau are dressing up as vampires. I'm still pondering my options. If anyone wants it, I still have a great Sponge Bob Squarepants costime in my garage from last year! Can;t bring myself to throw it away...I did SUCH a good job painting that box!! Come and get it!

Back to house work. I am on a decluttering mission today (a la Flylady) Just got rid of a SH*T load of magazines! Next mission...a scary kitchen counter...and THEN, for my grand finale, (For today, anyway)...I'm tackling the summer clothes...

see you all later...

10-30-2002, 02:48 PM
Halloween. Well I'm old and single and live in a house that the few has only a few kids in the neighborhood and those we have won't come up our long, curving driveway in the dark so except for a couple kids who's parents drive them Halloween is pretty quiet. .... That is unless the older kids blow up our mail box, down on the street! :eek: We won't know about that til I go out on Friday mornin. It's been known to happen.

OOOOH cleaning out stuff. Once I get started I LOVE to clean out stuff. The only problem is I need a GIANT SHOVE to get started .... then LOOKOUT!!!!



10-30-2002, 02:52 PM
J-ann, not only do I need a giant shove to get started, I also need a GIANT SHOVEL!

10-30-2002, 02:56 PM
My son is going as, I don't even now the correct name for it, You know the bad guy off the movie Scream, I guess he's a ghost with the ghost mask and black hooded cape.
If you've seen Scary Movie, it's kind of a spoof of the scream movie, there's a guy dressed up with the mask and cape in it as well, and at one point of the movie they kind of do the What's Up Commercial, you know for budweiser, so my son goes around telling people he's going to be the what's up guy.

10-30-2002, 03:22 PM
Hi guys! :wave: I just found this article on the WW website. I know most of you have already jump-started your weightloss again, but for me and some others we're still struggling so I thought this was appropriate.

Tips from Weight Watchers on diet relapses and how to get back in the race
Woodbury, NY (August 24, 2001). There comes a time for most dieters when they realize that all is not going according to plan. Whether it's a gradual progression off their diet or an out-of-control eating frenzy, dieters are often left not only with feelings of guilt and shame but also with the question "Now what?" Weight Watchers understands the difficult cycle of falling off the wagon and getting back on it, and suggests that by developing proper relapse tools, dieters can break through this cycle.
"Having a diet relapse isn't a matter of if, it's a matter of when," says Karen Miller-Kovach, M.S., R.D., Chief Scientist at Weight Watchers International. "What's important is knowing what to do when it happens. People who have acquired proper relapse skills during their weight-loss process are much more likely to snap back into their routines and keep the weight off."
According to Miller-Kovach, there are two different types of relapses, acute and chronic. An acute relapse, one in which the dieter is totally on track and then, for whatever reason, falls off course, is the easier one to repair. The pitfalls in a chronic relapse are less obvious - no one event sticks out, you've just loosened up the diet to the point where it is no longer effective. You may have even lost hope or given up.
But Miller-Kovach suggests that there are learned tools and tips that can lessen the chances of both types of relapses and help dieters recover from them.
1. Be Prepared: Looking to the future and knowing what obstacles you may face will help you avoid them when they do rise to the surface. Two common foreseeable triggers for acute relapses are stress and dietary strictness. Rather than overeating in a stressful situation, try to pinpoint what is really bothering you. And instead of following a diet that leaves you feeling deprived, allow yourself some small indulgences, which offer satisfaction and won't blow your diet.
2. Take Stock: When it comes to chronic relapses, it may help to sit back and assess your overall situation. Try to remember how good you felt while following your program or recall what kept you motivated. By re-creating your drive, motivation and feelings of success, you can get back on track.
3. Know Your Weaknesses: Everyone has triggers that can push them off course, and it is important to know your own. Perhaps you overindulge on hors d'ouvres or have a weakness for fast food. Keep a mental list of your trouble spots, and be aware of how to resolve them. If, for example, you have a cocktail party to attend and worry about all of the mini-quiches and dips, fill up on veggies before you go to help keep temptation at bay.
4. Change Your Mindset: Rather than thinking of your weight loss as a dietary change, think of it as a lifestyle change. Everyone has his or her good and bad days, and so too will you with your diet. Focus on your overall health and well-being, not just on the fact that you had one too many pieces of candy or need to lose a few more pounds. Know that you are making improvements that will last the rest of your life, and be proud of your hard work and initiative.
5. Seek Support: By sharing your relapse with a friend or group, you open up to the possibility for some new strategies that you hadn't considered to overcome this challenge. Plus, sometimes listening to yourself just isn't enough to get you through. Encouragement from others may be just what you need to feel motivated and stay the course.

See ya later.

10-30-2002, 11:57 PM

10-31-2002, 09:09 AM
BOO back at ya.... Of course NOW I am scared!!!!!!

How are all you chicks today? It is 12 here. Speaking of here where the heck is Baylee....I need weather support here!!!! Nothing bonds people faster than complaining about the weather.

Better go start my car so it can warm up....Ohhhhhhhhhhh COLD!!!!! and I have six more months of this.....you would think I will lose weight from shivering!

Better get to work...

10-31-2002, 10:15 AM
Hey Lucky ..... BOO!!!! back at you too.

I'll whine with you. It was 27 here when I left for work. Tomorrow we get reg. snow PLUS Lake effect so anywhere from a dusting to 6 - 12 inches depending on which way the winds blow! I found a windshield washer fluid with de-icer right in it. It great for frosty mornings!

I like winter but I like fall better.


10-31-2002, 11:10 AM
Good Morning, everyone! :wave:

Happy Halloween!!!

10-31-2002, 01:11 PM
Hi everybody! :wave: I found Kimberly the other day, looking for support to get her back on the bandwagon. Here is a post from her that I found in the wrong place. Thought I would bring it over here so you all get a chance to meet her.

Kimboj posted this on 10-31-2002 11:19 AM
I posted a novel on another part of the board, Thinthinker responded and invited me into your group.

I will try and not write a novel again, but give you the short version of my life

I have been a stay at home mom for 7 years. I have 4 kids. I went back to school in the spring (love it) and now I am a Partylite consultant. My life is in a constant wirlwind . Sometimes I like it that way, it makes life exciting.

I use to go to WW, but I my friends stopped going, and then I got tired of paying the weekly fee's so that was a good enough excuse to quite. I did loose about 27#'s, but of course I have gained it all back. I want to return to WW, but I just have not found the motivation to do it. My WW books sit on my desk, I keep telling myself that I will just start again, but I will just do it on my own. WRONG! I need to motivational support and encouragment. Plus it really does help to be held accountable to the scale every week.

Well that is about all for now, I have to get my kids to school and then I am off for school myself. I will try and check in later today.

Have a great one all!

I hope you all are enjoying your holiday. Happy Haunting!

10-31-2002, 01:56 PM
Are You Scared

10-31-2002, 01:57 PM
Did my picture work, my computers acting stupid again and wont let me see, it's suppose to be animated

10-31-2002, 02:24 PM
Duckie: It's real cute!!!

10-31-2002, 05:31 PM
Gosh, now I know what it's like not to have a life! :( I guess I'm the only one here all by my lonesome! :cry: Doesn't anyone want to come out and play?

10-31-2002, 05:32 PM
Okay, where the heck is everybody, did you get spooked away. I don't have much to say either, but I keep poping back in to see if any one else has anything to say and nobody's around,

Here's a little story I found on another site, thought it was cute

A Drug Story.

I had a "drug" problem when I was a young person and teenager.

I was "drug" to church on Sunday morning -
I was "drug" to church on Sunday night -
I was "drug" to church on Wednesday night -
I was "drug" to Sunday School every week -
I was "drug" to Vacation Bible School -
I was also "drug" to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents.

Those "drugs" are still in my veins; and they affect my behavior in every thing I do, say, and think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack or heroin. If our children had this "drug" problem,

America would certainly be a better place

10-31-2002, 07:44 PM
DO NOT POST HERE! Instead, come and join us and all our friends at 300+ And Ready To Try Again.....#235!

10-31-2002, 08:15 PM
I have been a stay at home mom for 7 years. I have 4 kids. I went back to school in the spring (love it) and now I am a Partylite consultant. My life is in a constant wirlwind . Sometimes I like it that way, it makes life exciting.

I use to go to WW, but I my friends stopped going, and then I got tired of paying the weekly fee's so that was a good enough excuse to quite. I did loose about 27#'s, but of course I have gained it all back. I want to return to WW, but I just have not found the motivation to do it. My WW books sit on my desk, I keep telling myself that I will just start again, but I will just do it on my own. WRONG! I need to motivational support and encouragment. Plus it really does help to be held accountable to the scale every week.

Well that is about all for now, I have to get my kids to school and then I am off for school myself. I will try and check in later today.