Weight Loss Support - 300+ and Ready To Try Again... #236

11-03-2002, 11:58 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.


11-04-2002, 12:07 AM
Just popping in for a second to let you know I'm here... but still not feeling chatty! Food and exercise are right on track though.

Baylee... I'm SO glad you posted. We were getting worried about you!

Hmm... Malia should be back from her trip now, no?

Anyone else wanna be part of the Christmas Card exchange? PM me with your address!

Sara :)

11-04-2002, 12:17 AM
I have finally returned home from galavanting all over Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma. The fall foilage was just beautiful this last week !!!!! Yesterday was rainy so we didn't get to see the sun illuminating the trees but it was still awesome driving all over.

Add that excitement with my Oklahoma Sooners WINNING AGAIN and I am a happy camper. :D :D GO BIG RED !!!!! We are 5 -0 now. :dance:

Michelle... you think you aren't much of a drinker.... I thought Jolly Ranchers and banana splits were foods you ate not drink. LOL

Thin... NEVER GIVE UP !!!
I am glad your mom is okay ... and even more glad you didn't have a heart attack when you found out your son went to the wrong theatre. :yikes: Is he still alive?? LOL

Lucky... I think Kat has a good idea.... YOU win the lottery and the men will flock to you carrying roses. :lucky: LOL

Jann... count your blessings... there is no candy that I don't like. LOL

Baylee... WHAT A DAY !!!! I am glad you could laugh at it in the end. LOL

Mary... glad to see you peeking in ... hope you had a nice evening with your dh.

Tina...Good to see you are just enjoying some time off. Hurry back.

Kat... Darn... I can't remember what I was going to say to you now. I guess I will just send you some good vibes. :goodvibes:

If I missed anyone else please forgive me. I have got to run now.

11-04-2002, 12:41 AM
Hi everybody! :wave: Got up early this morning and was on the phone with mom in the hospital by 8:00. They told her they were going to release her in an hour so I high-tailed it up to the hospital. 2 hours later :o we were on the road. She was anxious to get home........she had tickets for the symphony this afternoon! :eek: I told the nurse she was in a hurry because she had a 'hot date' for this afternoon. I said "you can't keep this old broad down". OMG, what AM I going to do with her?

She is supposed to follow up with her doctor and guess who has been delegated to call him? You got it, yours truly. And can you guess why? Because she has a hair appointment in the morning and doesn't have time to sit on the phone with the doctor! OMG! Does she think I have nothing better to do?????

I know, I know. I should be happy I still have a mother to call the doctor for. And I am.

Worked the theatre again today. I was able to see I Spy with Owen Wilson and Eddie Murphy. It was just a little too corny for me, but others will probably like it.

I'm on the run. Gotta get some sleep tonight. WW is first thing in the morning. Don't even bother wishing me luck. There isn't enough help in the world to get this week out of the crapper! :cry: Another week gone!

LuckyLadyBug: I'm sorry your exercise caused a sore throat. Didn't anyone tell you not to stand down wind of the smoke????

Baylee: Thanks for your vote, but I think you had just as stressful of a time. I am glad you were able to 'belly laugh' about it though. Do you know how many calories you burn doing that????

Mary: I'm so glad you're still hanging around with us, even if it is just lurking. Post when you feel like it. Sometimes talking helps. Just know that we're all here for you. [[[hugs]]]

Michelle: You might try taking apples in the car for the ride as well as some washed seedless grapes. That way you'll get a couple of those servings in each day too. And for your notes, why don't you try a small tape recorder? Record what you would have written on the cards and then plug them in for the ride. You'll be able to study and drive without the dangers of trying to read the cards.

Tina: Do I dare ask who won?

Sara: Are you ok? You haven't been very chatty lately?

2cute: Glad to see you're back from all your romping around the countryside. Hope you'll be home long enough to catch your breath for a day or two.

Well, girls, I'm off to bed. :yawn: See ya tomorrow.

Hey Lucky, how 'bout this one? He's Patrick Dempsey from the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Ain't he cute?

11-04-2002, 08:12 AM
I typed this all up yesterday afternoon, took me about two hours, then I couldn't send it for some reason...so I saved it for another day! I'll update later...

Have a good day, all...

Did I miss anything good? Did you guys chat? Did you talk about me???
I was lying down, around 7:30 last night, just counting the minutes to chat time, flipping around the channels...I settled upon "Forrest Gump" thinking, well I've seen this a million times, I'll just watch for a bit and go see what the girls are up to...the next thing I know, it's 9:45...As I blearily looked at the clock, I thought, "$%#^$% missed chat again, but I still have about 45 minutes of sleepy time!!! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Drinking Nyquil will do that to you. :dizzy:
I have SUCH a monstrous cold. That, plus PMS, gives a whole new dimension to "Feed a Cold." I have eaten every thing that's not nailed down...i'ts a good thing I instructed the kids to hide their Halloween bags...the way I feel now, I'd tear through that candy like the Tasmanian devil on crack! :fr:
Having just said that, I made myself get on the scale. I am up two lbs from last weigh in. :faint: I will NOT go any higher!! Starting right here and now, I am dragging myself back on track...excuse me a moment, I'm going to get some water...
...I just filled up my 1.5L bottle with water. I just realized that I have not been drinking water these past few days. I would probably feel a lot better if I had. I have not exercised since Wednesday, no. wait...I did walk on Friday for about 20 minutes...but I have not done a good, hard sweaty exercise session since Wednesday...but I really haven't felt up to it. Tomorrow I will get back on track as far as exercise goes.
You know, I just realized that being accountable to all of you, instead of just to myself, makes such a difference. Thanks for being here. I just tried to put that into words, but couldn't get the point across without rambling incoherently for about a paragraph, so I'll just say Thanks! (again)

On to replies...
BAYLEE!!I'm so glad you posted, I have been worried about you!! We were gonna get a posse together to come a lookin'! I'm glad you're back...and with such a good story!! You made me laugh just picturing you and your belly laughs. I always get the biggest laughs at myself! {{hugs}} I'm glad you're okay.
Tina I know what you mean about being on the 'puter too much...I'll yell at my daughter for spending so much time on, and here I am. :doh: I'm glad you're still OP, can't wait to hear about WI (not Wisconsin), come what may!
Lucky Never in a million years did I think those two stooges would have filled a single bag of leaves, let alone FIVE! I shelled out $40.00!! (Twenty apiece and I told them I'd make up the difference in hot chocolate...they grumbled a bit, but accepted my terms.)
Thin I hope Mom is feeling better...I know, only too well, how frustrating it is dealing with hospital personnel and dippy doctors...I'm surrounded by them nightly! I know I could give an excellent course on "How NOT to treat patients and their families" based on what I see every day.
BTW, I can't wait to see The Santa Claus 2, I LOVE the first one!
Michelle Sounds like you've gotten everything all planned out for the next two weeks! Before you know it, you'll be looking back, saying, "I'm glad THAT'S over!" Try to pop in occasionally and let us know how you're doing. Good luck!
Mary I hope you are feeling better, physically AND emotionally. How was dh's birthday? And how is your son doing?
J-ann Snow??? I HATE raking snowy leaves! I may have to pay the boys double if that happens! Did you put your snow shoes on and walk?? Tomorrow is Monday and you can forget all about any donut indiscretions from the past week...a new beginning!
Sara I miss you, chickie!! Please feel chatty again, soon, I love reading your positive posts!
Duckie If these northern gals are having snow, you must be snowed under!! Are you keeping warm and cozy? How is your little guy?
2cute I hope all went well with your family this weekend.
To everyone else...come on out and post....let us know what you're up to!
Gotta run, Maybe I should try to throw some sort of dinner together...nah...dh is working, son ate with my sister's family, daughter at play practice...I think it's a Campbell's soup night for me!
See you all tomorrow. (...that would be today!)

11-04-2002, 12:05 PM

Okay my friends it is time to get this day going in the right direction. Today is Motivation Monday... here is my contribution...

"If you always do what you've always done....
You will always be what you have always been".

It is time to "change" our bad eatting patterns, and exercising patterns. It is time for a change for the better.

11-04-2002, 02:38 PM
Good Morning Lady's

How is everyone today, this fine Monday morning, I hate Monday's, the weekends go bye to fast. Don't get much done at all.
Son had another Hockey game on Saturday, they lost, but he's really improving on his skating skills, he wasn't so tired this saturday after the game, so I think he wasn't feeling so good last week. Actually he was a little terror on Saturday, had me in tears most of the afternoon. And you know what I figured out, I think I might have read it here before but Chocolate is a depressant, I was really feeling like a horrible mother, and was yelling and fighting with my son all afternoon, he wasn't doing anything differently than any other day, but he was really frustrating me, and I can usually handle it, but all I wanted to do is lock him up and cry ( no I didn't lock him up ), his dad wasn't much help either, He was gone Hunting all day. So I'm blaming my bad day on chocolate, I haven't had any chocolate for about 2 months, and being Halloween and all, there was an abundance of it around the house so I ate to much of it, I also had a terrible headache. So on Sunday, I had no chocolate, had a very good day, and had no headache. I think I'll stay away from chocolate, from now on. I don't need the aggravation.

So today is weigh in Monday, and considering all the Halloween treats, TOM visiting and the medium size pizza I devoured, and all the other crap I shoved in my face last week, I still lost 1 lb . So I'm not complaining was expecting a gain of at least 5 lbs, I'm so close to my mini goal, I need to get my act together and really work on my diet this week. This is the week I will pass the 300 mark and join twowondeland ( I hope )

Good luck to all of you who have WI's coming up, and hope those who have the terrible cold, get over it real quick.

Gotta get some work done, check in later

11-04-2002, 07:32 PM
Duckie, that's great! I only hope my scale will be as kind on Wednesday!

I have not been to sleep yet!! I worked last night...came home got kids off to school, hung out with dh, who had just come in from work too...he went to bed and I was, where else? on the computer...thinking I'd go in to sleep shortly, when I got a phone call from one of my neighbors. her daughter goes to school with my son and she's on the PTA library committee. She asked me if I'd like to come and volunteer some time in the school library. I did this for a few years when my daughter was younger and again when my son was in the lower grades...I told you I LOVE LIBRARIES! So there I was this afternoon, happily sorting and shelving books...then I had to do some food shopping, then I needed to tidy up this joint, then I needed to make dinner, then I needed to drive my son to Scouts while dh drove my daughter to play practice...NOW I need to park my A$$ on the couch and just chill out...

So without further ado, I shall say "Good Evening" to all...have a great night, I'll see ya tomorrow!

11-04-2002, 08:49 PM
I don't have time in my busy morning to post, so I am playing catch-up in the afternoon.

Why are Monday's so hard, I feel like I come off the weekend saying good-bye to all my junk food friends, and start the week off right, but by 10:00 Am this morning I was plugging in 55 cents into the vending machine at school for a bag of Cheetos. I think I really wasn't paying attention to what I was doing until later. DUH!

Plus it really didn't help that I had no motivation at all this weekend to do the grocery shopping. I use to love doing the shopping, but I have gotten out of the habbit and now I just dread it. Maybe I will snag my husband to help me do it, plus I have to shop for 6 people in our houshold.

It was a good weekend, just hung out with my husband and the kids, rented movies, and of couse movies go hand and hand with junk food, some how have to figure out how to get away from that fact.

I should have been doing home work this weekend, well I did. I tried to work on some math homework but of course it made no sense so I have to wait for class to get the explanation for it.

I am trying to get a few minutes of time tomorrow to call WW and find out when my favorite leader teaches, so I can get back into the swing of it all.

Wel I should go we have bowling league tonight, you all have a great night, I hope I have time in the morning to check in and get some helpful motivation, so I won't be heading to the vending machine for those damn Cheetos again. :p


11-04-2002, 11:22 PM
Hi my lovelies,

Gonna post despite my apathetic mood... gotta come up with something POSITIVE for Kat! :lol:

Had an extremely busy day for my day off. Groceries, working out, chores, and training at the Sexual Assault Support Centre tonight. We had some speakers come in to talk about suicide assessment and prevention. Hmm... this topic isn't positive enough! :lol: The speaker said something interesting though; Self-Help (or support) Groups, in general, are one of the best means of assisting people in reaching their goals. (Originally this was said in terms of, say... getting a suicidal alcoholic help in AA.) All I could think was... YEAH! All you chickies on 3FC have made all the difference for me this time around! :)

Working out is going AMAZINGLY. I'm going to the gym 5 or 6 times a week. I'm doing a lot of cardio (burning about 500 calories at a time!) and the weight circuit every second day. I'm looking forward to WI Wednesday but I'm not expecting a BIG loss--just a little one as TOM was is/was visiting this week and I'm slowing down as I get nearer and nearer to goal. I'll be happy with any loss... seeing as how I'm building so much muscle too!

Duckie... Congrats on losing another pound despite a less than perfect week. Ya musta done something right!

Kim... Glad to have you back again! STAY AWAY FROM THAT VENDING MACHINE! :drill:

Okay. To bed early for me tonight!
Sara :)

11-05-2002, 07:28 AM
After NO sleep all day yesterday, you'd think I'd be out cold for a day. I crashed on the couch last night before 8...wandered into bed around 11, and <<<BOING!>>> wide awake at 5:30. So, since I could not for the life of me go back to sleep, I sorted clothes...the ones that I asked dh to sort last night as he sat there, watching TV...put some wash in, emptied the dishwasher, made some coffee and THEN allowed myself to come read ALL the posts that had accumulated while I slumbered...yeah...all 2 of 'em!

My cold is much improved. So much, that I'm going to hit the gym this morning. I miss going. The urge to consume mass quantities seems to have passed too...that means I'll probably get my period today, really throwing off WI! not Wisconsin. But, that's okay...it will give me a week to undo any damage I may have caused whilst "feeding my cold!"

I bought stuff to try Michelle's "Dump Soup" (gross name!) I'm going to try to low carb it this week, see how well I do with that. It's very hard to cut out my breads and pastas, but when I do, I feel much better, and don't get the killer cravings that the carbs bring on. So we'll see. It's an ongoing process. Having been eating not so well for a couple days, my mindset wants to revert back to "Oh well, I blew it!" mode. But you know wchat? My clothes are definitely looser, (still.) I tend to see things microscopically, not the big picture. As much I thought a few days would undo a few weeks of good behavior, they have not. So I'm happy about that.

I'm off to the shower...just put my second load in the wash, I may have one finished before anyone even gets up! Have a great day everyone! Come on out and post...give me something to read on my next break!

love ya!

11-05-2002, 08:20 AM
and from a lurker to boot! (but please do not boot me)

Hi Everybody! :wave:

Kat, have you checked out any of the glycemic index/ glycemic load info:



GL is a newer, more worked out version of GI that -- for example -- shows why carrots are good, as opposed to the old notion that said they were bad. Never could buy that one!

I feel lots better with fewer carbs, too. And you're right, the cravings actually go away!

Good luck and best wishes to all!

11-05-2002, 08:55 AM
Hi babette! Thanks for the info, very interesting stuff! Pop in anytime!

11-05-2002, 09:06 AM
Babette: Thanks for the reminder. I have been doing WW for about 3 weeks, ignoring my low carb plan from before and wondering why I have such cravings all the time....:yikes:

I forgot my plan to combine the two. :^:

Thanks ....

11-05-2002, 09:36 AM
Funny thing, the memory, huh. I can actually completely forget, from time to time, that I want to lose weight :rolleyes:

11-05-2002, 10:19 AM

Go figure...

11-05-2002, 11:36 AM
:wave: Hey guys..... I meant to stop in here last night to give you the update from WI (not Wisconsin) but I am a very bad & busy person and I didn't get in here and I am sorry. Please forgive me..... :^: I had some chicken baking in the oven while I was gone to my meeting and I ran back in the door and had to pull it out and fix something to go with it. I fixed mac & cheese and some whole kernel corn. (Yes I know, carb o rama!)
I did however, fix mine with lite margerine, fat free cheese and skim milk and sometimes you have to have these things, you know? :T Ok, on to the the update from WW. I lost 4.2 pounds this week! I was very pleased with that. I know it's not indicative of what I will do every week, but I needed it this week.

babette: Stop in anytime girl. We love all types of advice from anyone! Good to see you!

Kat: Glad the cold is improving. I hate it when I am sick. Also, try not to get discouraged. You have been doing so well. Just like you said.....it is hard to look at the big picture sometimes......you just put SO much emphasis on what the scale says. That is something that I am working on right now. The last couple of weeks when I have only lost in the 2 lb. range......has killed me. And I know that's STUPID. I know it's CRAZY. But it is my own silly thinking....and I'm working on it. :nono:

Lucky: How's tricks sweetie? Just wanted you to know I am still sending you those :goodvibes: to find you a man. Don't worry......there is one out there, just right for you. Maybe our problem is, is that we're too picky. Not just anyone will do for our Lucky!

Sarajoy: So proud of you and all the exercising your doing! :strong: I don't exercise everyday, but I make sure to do it at least 3-4 times a week. Usually about every other day and I am very excited to find I am actually, looking forward to exercising! How wierd am I? :lol:

Kim: Please excuse my rudeness for not welcoming you into our group properly. We hope you will be happy here in our little home away from home. These are some of the best friends you will ever have. We support one another unconditionally and NO WHERE ELSE will you find people that know exactly what you are going through. Welcome!

Duckie: I know exactly how you feel when you lose your temper with your son. I have TWO, remember and sometimes they can get on your nerves to the point you just want to scream your head off and sometimes do!! I try my best to watch my mouth though, when I'm really angry, because I grew up with my Dad always putting me down and I know what kind of emotional scars it can leave, even when your an adult. Know what I mean? Congrats on the 1 lb though, especially with all the other things you've had going on. Remember......we are doing this TOGETHER? :love:

Baylee: Thanks so much for "creation of women". It was absolutely awesome! I am also glad to see you back and posting. We sure did miss you.

thin: No, you better hadn't dare ask who won on Sunday! Just kidding. I am very realistic when it comes to Tony. I know he can't win every week......although I would like him to. He had a HORRIBLE car on Sunday and was fighting it all day. It wouldn't turn and of course that is something you NEED it to do on a racetrack! At one point, he said on the radio, "Guys.....you have got to give me something to work with. This car will not turn." I felt so sorry for him. He managed to finish 14th, which was awesome considering the crap he was driving. He only lost a few points to Mark Martin and would have lost more if Mark hadn't of been caught with an illegal spring and lost 25 points. Tony still leads the championship by 112 points and I hope he will strengthen his lead this week. Oops, sorry......you know how I can be when you even mention racing! :s: Sounds like you've been really busy. Now, I understand the "bra job" thing, but what is it you do at the movies again?

2cute: So glad to see your back sweetie and I'm glad you had an awesome trip. Maybe we will see you more on a regular basis. You know I need my daily dose of 2cute! Sounds like your feeling strong!

Well guys, that's it for me. I have been working on this post here at work forever and my friend keeps giving me the evil eye. I think she wants the puter herself for a little while. I will try to hop back on tonight if I can. I hope you all have a wonderful day and hello to all I missed. :grouphug: to all my lovelies!

11-05-2002, 05:04 PM
Congratulations Tina on your weight loss. I am going to weigh myself tomorrow. I am officially going to join weight watchers on Thursday. There is a meeting 4 blocks from my house. I have been OP for 3 1/2 weeks but I want to go in and meet people who have the same issues I have. Wish me luck


11-05-2002, 08:05 PM
Here I am at work with not a soul here but me and my helper. We stay open till 7 on Tuesday nights. We have been busy the last few hours.

Diet wise I am at a standstill hanging in at 195. I went tomy DAR meeting today and we had a Thanksgiving luncheon.:D

Glad to see somany chickshanging in here. If I have missed welcoming anyone please forgive me, it was not intentional.

Lets chat again soon maybe Iwon't forget

Son has Hepatitis B it looks like. Don't know how he got it. He is feeling better though. waiting for more tests to come in.

WellI better go pretend todo somework till 7

:cb: :dance:

11-05-2002, 09:58 PM
Just a quickie! I didnt' get home till 810 tonight! I just had some chicken I put in the crockpot and now I am headed into the shower and then to bed!

I haven't been doing too bad food wise...I did have carbs today and was sooo hungry before lunch! Gotta try that no/low carb thing! And like I said before...I still have that no carb pasta if anyone wants to try it! Just pm me your address and I will mail it to you!

Tina congrats on the weight loss....you are my idol!!

Gotta go!
TTFN Michelle

11-05-2002, 11:17 PM
Just taking a moment to pop in and say goodnight. I had a busy day today... lots of piano students plus a extra long workout at the gym this afternoon with a friend. (I got her a free month's pass.)

Okay. I was bad. I weighed myself this morning (instead of waiting until Wednesday WI) because I was feeling a bit blah... like I wasn't loosing despite all my efforts. Guess what? It turns out... I WAS LOOSING so YAHOO! The scale reported a two pound loss since last Wednesday. That makes a grand total of 87 pounds lost! I can't believe in 13 more measely pounds I'll be able to boast 100 POUNDS lost. Gimme another month (okay, maybe five weeks)... :smug:

Hmm... I'll pop back in tomorrow with my "official" WI Wednesday results.

Tina... I'm SO happy for you! 4.2 pounds down is incredible! It sounds like you're SO on track! :)

Tontoy... Congrats on making the decision to join WW! While I didn't do the program myself, I did use various materials of theirs (Thanks, Michelle) and I know that it's an awesome program! Some people have the attitude that it's some kind of gimmick... they couldn't be more wrong. It's recommended by doctors over and over. It teaches you how to eat in the long haul!

Mary... Glad to hear your son is doing a bit better. Hope all those test results come back okay!

Howdy to all you other chickies! I'll be back tomorrow!

Sara :)

11-06-2002, 08:26 AM
Late for work, doing crappy on the diet front but knowing you are all here is helping get a grip on myself....

See you all tonight!!!!! I should have some time to catch up here.

11-06-2002, 01:55 PM
Morning Lady's

We sure aren't going thru the threads like we use to, it must be all those colds going aroung, or maybe some of you actually have life's. I keep coming back to see what's new and nobody's posted for hours, including me. So no more excuses's, get your butts back in here, or maybe I should just get a life too.

Congrats Sara and Tina on your losses, Tina your kicking my butt, and Sara my butt aches for you, and all the excersise you've been getting lately, keep it up girls.
Grannie sorry to hear about your son, don't know much about Hepatitis B how it's not to serious.
Tontoy, guess what my name isn't really duckie it's Tonya as well, except I spell it Tania, but prounced Tonya, not Tanya. Thought that was kind of cool not many Tonya's out there.

So Sara are you still in trainign at the sexual assalut hot line, have you been on the phone's with anybody yet, I don't know if I could handle that. I would want to do more, than just talk on the phone expesially if it's a child that calls. It must be very depressing. You know I once took piano lessons, actually from grade 2 to grade 10. I'm not to bad, well I wasn't to bad, haven't really played in about 6yrs. Would love to have a piano, and start up again, but piano's aren't cheap.

Has anyone read Get With The Program, by Bob Greene, he's Oprah's trainer, the book makes alot of sense having really got into it yet but what I've read, sound good to me. The first chapter is on acquiring a healthy attitude toward yourself and the process of change, and there's a bunch of questions and written exercise to get you thinking and to get real about your weight and why your heavy, very intersting. You should check it out

I think I'm going to ask Santa for a recumberent execise bike for Christmas. I really enjoy them, I once belonged to a Gym, when I lived in Edmonton, actually two gym's, Spa Lady and Club Fit, both lady's gym, I enjoyed going, I think I lost about 70 lbs, the first year I moved away from home, not sure, just know that jeans and clothes that didn't fit me all of a sudden were fitting me, and I could slide out of jeans, with my belt on on no problem, than I met my fiance and you know how things go after that, you get comfortable with each other, and let your self go. Well no more, and even though my fiance say's he doesn't care, and tell's me I have a sexy a** everyday, I'm not doing this for him, I'm doing it for me.

Well I should go get to work, hope there's some post's when I return. Talk ta ya all later.

BTW please igonre all my gramar errors, and fill in the blanks, I need to go back to school and get me some learning.

11-06-2002, 03:37 PM
Hey chicksters!

Just letting you know I updated my journal again (as I do every WI Wednesday). Just alotta gym talk but ya might be interested.

I'll be back in a bit! Post! :drill:

Sara :)

11-06-2002, 06:05 PM
Hi Lades, :wave:

Just a quick note to let you all know I'm going into "lurk mode" for a while. :(

I need some time to get my head together and to do more than just tread water on my weight loss journey.

Wish me luck. I'm sure I'll be back sooner, than I think.

Love ya all,

11-06-2002, 07:15 PM
Okay what's up, 4 measly post's as of today, where is every one, I'm losing my motivation and there's no one here to keep me in place, come out come out and play, post.

11-06-2002, 09:01 PM
Hi everybody! :wave: I'm here, just very busy. This was supposed to be my week to vacation, but it hasn't worked out that way. I just don't know how to say 'no' to anything apparently. :eek:

Congrats on the losses, girls. You guys are doing so well.

J-ann: Sorry you won't be around much, lurk if you must, but it is hard to just 'lurk'. You get sucked in real quick. A response you just can't stand to not say, an opinion you can't help but share. Go ahead and try, but I bet you'll be back before you know it. :cp:

DH is coming home from TX tonight, late. He's only been gone since yesterday morning, but I miss him anyway.

I've got 4 apartments to do tomorrow and a couple of theatre jobs for Friday and Saturday. It's another busy couple of days.

Somebody said they'd cleared up the 'bra job' dilema, but wanted to know about 'theatre jobs'. Oooo. Oooo. I just became so cleaver! I'll now refer to myself as the 'show' girl. How's that??? :lol: So this weekend, I will be a 'show girl'. heehee.

Anyway, there are many 'show girl' jobs. One is counting patrons for a particular movie, one is viewing the previews of coming attractions (trailers), one is a capacity check (where you count the seats in an auditorium. I have one of each type this weekend so I will be a busy camper.

Gotta run. It's 8:00 and time for good TV and a couple of handwritten reports. See ya later.

Hey Malia, are you home yet???? We're waiting.......

11-06-2002, 10:10 PM
HI guys... I am posting for poor duckie. I know how you feel. I used to struggle here often trying to keep everyone going. It can get very lonely. LOL

I have been VERY VERY busy. I am trying to set up a garage sale and it is more work than it is worth. :^: I justify it by getting my garage clean. I can barely even walk in my garage. I have an entire houseful of furniture cramed in there. Living room set, bedroom set, a couple of tvs , an entire nursery and two playpens, need I go on. LOL That doesn't include all the misc crap I accumulated. My goal is just to get my garage clean again. What I don't sell will be hauled off to goodwill or somewhere Monday morning. I also have my 66 Mustang in there too. :smug: I am not selling it. It is RED with a black vinyl top....in mint condition. :D

My food was good today. If it were this good every day I would be here more often. :lol: I am maintaining and that is good.
I got a call from my doctor today... she won't refill my perscriptions until I come in. So I have one week to lose 50 pounds. :yikes: Do you think I can do it? :lol: Last time I was there I was too heavy to weigh on the doctors scale. I have my fingers crossed I will be able to do that this time. :crossed:

Did you all see Oprah.?? It was about obesity. Everyone was over 300-400 lbs. One woman lost 300 lbs in one year. :eek: She did not say she attends a 12 step program Overeaters Annoymous but she certainly implied it. She would be braking the principles of the program if she announced it on tv. It is the same program that alcoholics uses except for food addiction.

This Oprah program did help me today. I took some notes to share here... but they are in the other room and my knees hurt too bad from working in the garage all day to go walk and get them. Hopefully tomorrow I will share them. They also had that Carlie Wilson girl on that had her stomach stapled. She always says it is more than just the surgery. You need to be willing to change the way you eat, exercise, and work on your emotional bondages that cause you to eat. They ALL said you have to LOVE yourself. None of that is what helped me though ...lol ... I could just remember it. LOL

Okay... I have to go. I will start a new thread while I am here.
Soooo .....

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