Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again.....#235

10-31-2002, 07:47 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.

:wave: WELCOME!! :wave:

10-31-2002, 07:59 PM
You guys have been busy! :eek: I have to be totally and completely honest with you when I tell you I have not even read the whole thread I missed! I only went one day without posting! Man! You guys have been busy little beavers! :cb:

I was off from work yesterday and I had all these things I wanted to get done and I sat on this computer for almost 2 hours yesterday and I finally got up and said, "No more!" I meant to get on here last night and update, but I got busy and actually got some work done. :rolleyes: Don't you hate it when you start out doing one thing and it totally turns into something else? I'm not going to get started right now, because I've got a yard full of kids hollering for me to come outside, but to make a long story short: I went in the kitchen last night to simply load the dishwasher and before I knew it, I was down on hands and knees scrubbing the floor with bleach cleaner! I don't even know how it came to that. Needless to say, by the time I was finished..............half my clothes were bleached, my fingers were raw and I think I was high. Either that, or delirious!! :dizzy:

Food has still been good and I have been being a good girl! I love you all very much. I'm gonna head out to the yard now for all this good ol' scary fun and I WILL be back later to respond to you guys!! :grouphug: to you all!

10-31-2002, 09:22 PM

Thinthinker invited me to your group
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.


10-31-2002, 09:28 PM
Ok now I can post! I didn't want Kim to get lost over at the other thread so I moved her here to start fresh with this new thread! Phewww...I can't keep up with you all lately!

We took Andrew to the mall and did some trick or treating there and we had dinner in the food court. Then we went to a couple of friends' houses on the next street over then did some trick or treating at a couple of our neighbors here. I am exhausted! John is happy because there are reeses in andrew's bag! He made out like a little bandit!! He is out cold on the couch already!! Poor little dude!!

Next Monday I have to drive to Reading for two weeks so I probably won't be posting much because I probably won't get home till 830 or 9 pm every night and then have to get lunches ready and clothes ready for the next day before I hit the hay and then try to get some studying done too! So don't forget me while I am gone ok?

I really need to stuff done now so I will try and catch up with you all tomorrow! Oh and before I forget again....WELCOME KIM! You picked a great bunch of ladies to join and help you with support!

TTFN Michelle

10-31-2002, 09:50 PM
WHAT do you mean you won't be posting much, Michelle????? NO excuses!!!!! We need to hear from you. At least pop in with a howdy doo.....:)

Welcome, Kim.....

11-01-2002, 07:11 AM
Lucky I will do the best I can...I will be leaving the house at 6:50 in the morning and won't be home till 8:30 or 9:00 pm. Sooooo....I may not be on here much during those two weeks..I have to study too! Yuk! What did I get myself into???? I am going shopping so I can get lots of stuff for the crockpot so John and Andrew can eat well. Plus I'll get quick stuff to throw in their lunch bags. Those gerber graduates work wonders when you are in a hurry!

Anyhooooows....gotta go get us ready this morning. I didn't do anything last night to get ready for this morning so we are in a time crunch!

TTFN Michelle

BTW, where da heck is everybody???? Did the goblins all get ya last night???

11-01-2002, 10:45 AM
Hey, kids...

Did everyone survive Halloween? I had a few indiscretions, shall we say, but no where NEAR previous Halloween over-indulgences! So I'll consider the day a minor success and move on...back OP and exercise today.

Welcome, Kim! I know you'll love this wacky group of women!

HEY!! Did we pick a chat time for this week???

I don't have much to say this morning...My head is about to explode from the cold I'm suffering with. ~sniff...cough...sneeze~

I think I'm going to crawl back under the covers for a bit...

See you all later...

11-01-2002, 10:56 AM
Hi all! :wave: Hope you are all well. I had a terrible Halloween, chocolate wise. My gosh, if there was a candy bar, I ate it......until they were gone! :ink:

I'm working theatre jobs all weekend, so I'm not sure how much I'll be around. :cry:

Kimberly: Well, girl, we just keep bringing you along. Welcome to our little corner of the site. We're glad to have you. Post often so we get to know you.

I've gotta run. You all take care.

11-01-2002, 01:26 PM
HI all... I am just blowing through on my way to Texas.
I want to welcome Kimberly... hope we meet up soon.
Found this on another thread here in 3fc and only copied some of it... but it is an eye opener. Hope you like it as much as I did.
Quote..." PLEASE,Please,please dont think you need special will power to make this happen for you. You dont need to be a "strong willed " person bla bla bla. I read an article that made so much sense. This 700lb morbidly obese young man asked him self always " Why do I keep eating so much" One day he asked himself " When? when will I do something about this instead of asking why?" There are too many reasons why we overeat and most are the excuses we use and we quit. You've probably said or heard these before : I cant do this,I wish I could just exercise,Well my whole family is fat, I'm too old and my metabolism is too slow now,I was meant to be fat so why fight it,I wish I was just thinner, I dont have the time .... YOU ARE ONLY LIEING TO YOURSELF AND NO ONE ELSE! Personally I hate exercise,lifting weights,jogging,aerobics. But without some kind of aerobic activity our weightloss will NOT work. You might lose a few pounds and thats it. IF you are very heavy like 100 lbs overweight you might lose a lot beforeyour body just slows down and you cant lose anymore.You dont have to starve yourself

I liked that statement... "when will I start doing something about this instead of asking why
I am grateful that today I can say TODAY. Today I can grab the bull by the horns and do something about it.

11-01-2002, 01:43 PM
My apologies for the scarcity of posts by me in the last couple of days. No excuses for it save I haven't been particularly chatty (but I have been faithfully reading all your posts)! The truth is... I'm still not chatty but thought I should post before ya'll forgot who I was! :lol:

Everything is peachy keen on the diet front. Last night, instead of forcing myself to resist halloween candy (a big struggle for me), we never bought any! We closed up our house last night, went out for a healthy dinner and went to see a play!

Exercise is awesome. I've been working out HARD everyday and I think I can almost see muscles developing in my arms. :lol: Tonight I'm waiting until hubby is home from work so I can take the car to the gym; it SNOWED here today. Yuckers.

Okay. That's about all the chatty-ness I can muster up. See all you chickies in a bit.

Sara :)

11-01-2002, 05:23 PM
Yippeee....I just got a call and I don't have to drive to Reading on monday. She is going to be in one of the Philadelphia stores so I am going to meet her there. Thats only about 30 minutes from me!

I gotta run...we are having a sitter tonight and we are going out for a few drinks with some friends. I hafta get this house cleaned up a little bit. She is a new sitter and cheap too! LOL Andrew has a cold and doesnt' feel good so I probably won't be out long!! My poor little baby sounds terrible!

TTFN Michelle

11-01-2002, 06:38 PM
Hey! Where IS everybody?

I'm on my way out to Curves, didn't get to exercise yesterday and feel sluggy...could be the monstrous cold I have too. Some good sweating will perk me up, I know.

I hope to see a few more posts when I get back, OK?

don't make me have to summon the :drill: !!

11-01-2002, 09:42 PM
Okay, :drill: just remember "I" posted.

I would love to chat Saturday, 7 Central, 8 Eastern....Of course, if I am there WHAT will you talk about???????????

Let me know...

Know one (hardly) has responded to the chat times so I was thinking we could do one for Saturday and one for Wednesday?????? That way whoever can "can" show up. What do you think????? There will be a new chat room soon....at least that is what they said before.

Today was crappy....I found out that the company I worked for for over 27 years is trying to mess with me....they are trying to make me take a lump sum on my pension - $100,000.00 less than I would get otherwise. If you don't take the lump sum they are putting the money in the stock market....we all know how well THAT is going.



and again:


I can't hear you!!!!!!

11-02-2002, 09:10 AM
Hi All I'm still here but not very talkative. I still have a crudy croupy cough and feel pooky. I am still realing over the loss of my grandmother
Today is my DH birthday and I promised I would take him out to eat. I have to work this morning at the library and coffee shop.

I'll try to get in to chat tonight.
luv to all of you

11-02-2002, 09:24 AM
Me too Mary...I feel pooky! I kinda got a mild hangover! Me who doesn't drink had three jolly ranchers and a shot of banana split! Ugggghh! Did I ever feel like puking my guts out last night! I am NOT a drinker! I could never become an alcoholic!!

My little guy has a cold. John put some vicks vapor rub on his last night and he went to sleep with us. When I went to move him to his own bed he was sweating so much the sheets were wet! I was hoping he would sweat it all out but he still has a boogy nose! But he is feeling better today! We are going to go up to the church at the top of the street for their holiday bazaar. We usually get an ornament for our tree and for grandma's tree and Auntie Kim's tree.

Once we get back I have to finish up the laundry and then hit the books! I will have my back up against the wall shortly!

I'll check back in later when I take a break! I hope more of you come out to post...its pretty slow in here!

TTFN Michelle

11-02-2002, 12:05 PM
Good morning, everybody! :wave: I hope you are all doing well. Yesterday was another 'eat everything in site' kind of day for me. I'm waiting for Mother Nature (have been for a week :eek: ) Geez, it's the pitts getting old! I keep thinking that maybe if she just comes, I will get over this eating frenzy that I'm on along with being too dang tired to do anything. One can hope, at least.

I have guys on my roof for the past 4 days. We're having a new roof put on before winter sets in. They said they were surprised we didn't have about 20 leaks the way the shingles were. Guess it's a good thing that we decided to go ahead and do it now and not wait until spring.

Ok, I've got a question: Do any of you go through this? I get in my car to go to a couple of jobs and the first thing I think about is all of the fast food places that I want to stop in at. OMG, I went out yesterday and was going to pass a Rally's and the sign said "2 Big Buford's for $3". I was actually going to stop in and buy not one, but two, and eat them both. After all they were on sale! The only thing that stopped me was that the line was clear around the building. Then I went up another street and my mind turned to all of the fast foods that I would find up there and I decided to pull in Burger King. Well thank God when I opened my mouth to order, what came out was: a chicken whopper with no mayo, rather than the large whopper with cheese combo that was running around in my head! Then I had to stop at Tim Horton's and get my Cafe Mocha with 3 Equals. Then on the way home I stopped and got some KFC for the guys on my roof and what they didn't eat, I did! I have such a self-destructive nature lately, it's making me crazy! For the first time since I started WW way back when, I actually thought about just giving up. Mind you I have not been OP and done well in a very long time. But I've always gone to meeting regardless. But yesterday I actually was contemplating just giving it up. Ladies, that is a very scary thought! :cry:

On a lighter note: I'm working the theatre today. I have to do counts for Santa Claus 2. I'm sooooo looking forward to all the screaming little kiddies!!!! :o Should be fun trying to count all of them as they are walking out of the auditorium between all the BIG people! I hope to have some time to get to see a couple of movies while I'm there too. I'll give you the reviews later.

Well, girls. I'm out of here. I need to go do a couple of loads of laundry before I leave for the theatre. Lunch might be a good thing too. Something healthy rather than running through a drive thru might be in order. Have a good day. Love :love: to all.

11-02-2002, 03:27 PM
Wow...traffic is VERY light around here lately! I will declare myself an official member of the feeling pooky club.:p Bad cold, little sleep, :tired: headachey :headache: AND my mouth still hurts from my friend, the dentist. :devil: bleahhhh!!!

I will try to make chat time...I'm going to nap now. I just bribed my son and my nephew into raking leaves. I told them that I would pay them $10.00 a bag. No chance of having to pay that one! They are presently out there dueling with the rakes. Very few leaves being raked. At least they are outside...their idea af a good day off is parking their butts in front of the TV or Game Cube... {:drill: heh heh...} Not on my watch, boys!

Lucky, I have been at my job for the past 27 years too!! I wish they'd offer me a package! (Well, not one that would lose me $100,000...but something!) A few years ago, they offered retirement packages to those who had been there longer than 20 years, but you had to be 55 or older. My mom took that "golden parachute" and has been happily retired ever since! *sigh* Guess I'll just keep buying lottery tickets...and of course chanting..."WEALTHY HUNKY HUSBAND FOR LUCKY..."

Okay, I'd better nap now so I can chat later.


11-02-2002, 05:04 PM
Hi Chickies, :wave:

Well, I got up this morning and drove to the Y. in the snow. :( Our trees are at peak color and the ground has 4" of snow all over it.

Today was not the best. Unlike Thin, when the drive thru called to me I ordered 2 donuts with my coffee this morning and a fish sand. and fries for lunch.:nono: Salad for dinner tonight no doubt about it. Thank God the left over Halloween candy is Mounds bars. I dispise coconut. :)

I'm going to walk tomorrow if it kills me!!! I need to move more.

Dogs are barkin to come in ... ttyl

11-02-2002, 07:56 PM
Kat, I wish you paid me $10.00 for a bag of leaves...I could be semi-rich....I raked from 11AM until, well now!!!!! 5:56PM.....I quit because I need a shower before the chat starts....don't want to offend anyone!!!! So....Chat room...7 Central, 8 Eastern....go to the Working Together room......

HA you won't be talking about me tonight.

11-03-2002, 12:28 AM
Hi everybody! :wave: Have you ever had one of those days that just kept getting worse as the day went on???? Ok, Baylee, you don't count, but it is sooooo good to see you.

I don't think I can top Baylee's woes, but here goes. The guys came back to work on my roof again this morning. Mom calls and says she's having chest pains.....again.....maybe she should think about going to the hospital.

I get son set up to do the theatre gig until I'm able to get there to relieve him. Take mom to the hospital. The doctor saw her within an hour of her arriving.

All of the tests they did when she first arrived were back by the time the doctor came in. And then we sat.....and sat......and sat......5 hours later the doctor comes by to say that she is keeping her over night and she apologizes for us waiting so long.

In the meantime, I had talked to the nurse who repeated tried to prod the doctor into coming over and speaking with us and she said the doctor's response was "I didn't know they wanted to talk to me." Well duh, don't you think that we'd want to hear results from you? My gosh, woman, be a dang doctor!!!

Then I find out that dear son went to the wrong Star theatre to do my counts for me. YIKES! I guess it didn't matter that I haven't worked at the theatre he decided to go to in years, or that the address to the RIGHT theatre was on top of the paperwork, OR that we had discussed the detours I was going to have to take to bypass the construction going to the right theatre. Geez, got brains?????

I'm done b-t-hing now. Maybe if mother nature would show up I wouldn't have such an attitude!.......No, on second thought she would pi$$ me off right about now. She's better off staying away from me!

Well, girls, now that I have put in the best of spirits :yikes: you all have a good evening.

BTW, The Santa Claus 2 is a wonderful way to start the holiday season. No one should miss seeing it! :)

11-03-2002, 12:32 AM
I had to come back and post this. It's pretty good.

"Life may not always be the party we had expected, but while we're here, we might as well dance!"

11-03-2002, 10:41 AM
Thin and Baylee - all I can say is yesterday "I" raked and burned leaves - I have a sore throat from the smoke!!!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Whose day was worse??????

11-03-2002, 12:01 PM
Me too Baylee....doing the laundry! Have to get it all done since I won't be home much in the next couple of weeks! Andrew and I went grocery shopping again today to pick up the rest of the stuff they would need to make meals easier for the two of them while I am at training! We did good saving alot of money with sales and coupons! I grabbed a few of those Campbells soup at hand for me to take with me. I figured I would have a slim fast on my drive there in the morning then have a decent lunch and then have one of those soups on the way home. It will be too late to eat a meal when I get home because I will just want to get into bed at that point after getting lunches and clothes ready for the next day! I got some stuff I can throw in the crockpot in the mornings too...we'll see how the first week goes! I just can't wait for the whole two weeks to be over!!

I haven't eaten breakfast yet so I am going to go fix an early lunch. I'll be back to catch up with you all then...so come out and play today !

Thin I hope your mom is ok! Keep us updated!

TTFN Michelle

11-03-2002, 01:23 PM
:wave: Hey guys! No, I have not forgotten you all. I had to hurry in here and post before you started a new thread, without a post from me. I have no excuses to make. I'm not sick. I didn't go any place exciting. I didn't win the lottery. I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I didn't run away with Tony Stewart. :s: Sorry dh! :lol: Simply and honestly, I needed a break from the computer. :tired: I was in a place where I was hopping on at work and then coming home and getting on it for a couple of hours and I got tired of dh saying, "Geez, are you ever gonna get off that thing?" I had my four days off and I just took a little break from the puter. The last time I was on was when I posted the new thread. I think sometimes you just need a break, you know what I mean? :yes:

It doesn't mean I love you guys any less or that I went off program. As a matter of a fact, I am still faithfully OP and was NOT even tempted by the overflow of candy in the house for Halloweeen. To be honest, I'm not a big candy girl. I will still be around here just as much as I normally am, I just needed a couple of days break, that's all.

Keep your fingers crossed for me...:crossed: I will go to WI (not Wisconsin) tomorrow. I will not put all of the emphasis on what the scale says though...even though that's what most of us do. I will concentrate on what I have done this week. I have drank my water (for the most part) exercised and ate within my points. That makes me a sucess, no matter what the scale says, you know?

I'm gonna hop off here for now, because the race is about to start. I will see all my lovelies later! Keep your fingers crossed :crossed: that I will see my man in victory lane today!! :grouphug: to all of you!!

11-03-2002, 08:45 PM
Wow this is getting depressing!! Everyone seems to have a life except me!

Well I managed to fold/hang and put away 3 loads of laundry, I have one in the wash now and one in the dryer and two on the floor still to go! John can do those tomorrow since he is off work.

Has anyone ever made that dump soup? Its pretty good for 1 point per cup. Verrrrry filling! I like it better than the WW veggie soup. At least I feel like I ate something! In case you don't have the recipe here it is:

Dump Soup (1 pt per cup)

1 can of Progresso Minestrone Soup
1 can black beans
1 can shoepeg corn
1 can diced tomatos with chiles (if you don't like spicy use plain)
1 can of mixed vegetables

Just dump them in a pot and heat and eat!

I made a pot so when I get home late at night I can have a bowl of soup.

Not much else happening here...I haven't opened the books yet...its hard to with Andrew. John has been working late this weekend so he is no help! I took a nap for 2 hours when Andrew went down so I wasted that time! I did get a B+ on my first paper. I was disappointed...I wanted that A but with all that I have on my plate I will settle!

Guess I'll go try and write some notes to study from while I am driving this week...then give the boy his bath!

TTFN Michelle

11-03-2002, 08:48 PM
Oh before I foget again KAT....our friend Bobsgal is only a hop over the Burlington-Bristol Bridge from me! We gotta get together soon so we can all meet!! It would be so much fun!!

TFN Michelle

11-03-2002, 09:49 PM
I'm still here just lurking

11-03-2002, 11:55 PM
STOP !!!!!!!! DO NOT POST HERE..... INSTEAD COME JOIN US IN # 236 !!!!!!!