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11-11-2002, 11:55 AM
I'm really sorry that I've been MIA for the past few weeks. I've been feeling overwhelmed by my family, school and work. I've let so many things slide because I just feel like I can't get anything done so I won't do anything. Well in a few weeks I'll be all done with the school courses I took on and I'm rethinking what I was planning on doing next semester with school. I started working on my nursing degree by distance education and I might just drop it until the baby is older. My dh is just not being as supportive as he could be. Yet of course I have to be supportive of all his activities outside of home and work. :mad:

Okay...enough of that. Drake :bb:is an angel :angel: as always. He is absolutely the light of my life and some days my reason for living. I'll come home and give him his bath and put him to bed and it is the best part of the day.

So right now I need to get back to the basics. Water, exercise and food journalling. These are the 3 keys to me losing weight and when I was practicing them on a daily basis I was losing. I'm setting a modest goal for the end of the year. I didn't even come close with my Halloween goal and I'd like to end the year on a positive note. Most definately I don't want to gain any weight during the upcoming holiday season.

How is everyone doing? Hope things are okay out there. I'll try and be a little better about checking in more regularly as it does help to motivate me a lot. Take care all.

11-11-2002, 12:12 PM
Jen, I was wondering where you were! I'm glad that you have this newfound motivation in getting back to the basics.
I know how you feel about your DH not being as supportive as he could be. My DH and I are both in school, and it always seem as if I am working around his work/school schedule for everything (although I am the one without any degree, and he is working on this third.) But, I am determined and only have four classes left! So, don't give up on a dream. If there is a will, there is a way.
I'm doing pretty good again. I am actually jumping back on plan for the first time in a month. Of course, I am going to be back at my mom's for two weeks for Thanksgiving, so I'll probably be off plan again, but this time I won't be coming home to Halloween candy and party food.
Hope everyone else is doing good!

Goddess Jessica
11-11-2002, 01:02 PM
Jen, my mom went to nursing school when she had kids and had a very unsupportive husband. It's hard! But don't give up. If you can take just a course at a time, you'll be farther ahead when you decided to go back full force AND you won't be discouraged by the idea of starting school all over.

I start school in January. Luckily, my boyfriend is very supportive. Sadly, I can only afford to take one course this semester but hopefully I'm be up to full-time soon!

I've been so OP lately, it's scary. I'm so determined to lose weight this time, I just hope that determination doesn't just run away. The only time I really go off plane is on the weekends. I eat out more, etc. It's frustrating because I gain about 2 lbs a weekend. I usually lose it during the week but it makes me feel like crap. But I still want my weekends to be fun.

11-11-2002, 06:01 PM
Hello all,

I am still here. I am having a very bad day at work here. I found out yesterday morning from a friend where my dear soon to be ex-husband is living. He has been living in a small town about 40 or 50 miles away. Did not even have the decency to call me or the kids. Well he was to call yesterday and he never did. What a chicken. It took everything I had to not get in the car and drive down there to see him but that would be bad since he is living with the girl that came down here for him. GRRRR he keeps telling people it's not my fault. Well I am still blaming myself big time. I just sat around all day yesterday for nothing. I hate that. I should not put my life on hold for him any more. I don't know how I am doing in the weight lose effort but I have been eating and drinking my water. But exercise is null and void right now. I just can't get motivated to do anything. Well I must get back to work. I only have a half hour of work left but I should get something accomplished today. Take care may post more later.

11-12-2002, 11:23 AM
Hey Tamara -
you are in my thoughts and my prayers during this horrible time. If you have to take a break from the weight thing right now - that's completely understandable. What a JERK he is - absolutely unbelieveable. I hope if you get divorced you nail him to the wall for child support and alimony!!

I'm doing good this week - I even exercised yesterday! YAY! So I hope eventually I'll see results. I'm yo-yoing on the scale through the week - very frustrating. But I can do it. So can you!

11-12-2002, 05:34 PM
Happy It's Not Monday Anymore Day!


Kayla..LISTEN to me. Tomorrow is going to be one of the best OP days you have ever had. You are going to drink your water, follow your plan and move that booty of yours. Your going to go to sleep tomorrow night and feel how darn good it feels. And your going to think about how far you have come. And then..you will be inspired to do it again the next day. Consider me as your personal cheerleader!!!!!

Jen..Here is my opinion..you have ALOT on your plate right now. I think maybe putting off school, for just a little bit, may be a good idea. You don't want to get burnt out. You're job isn't exactly stress free. You are having some marital issues, and basically raising your son with little support. Don't add to it right now. Don't take more than you can handle. If you look at school like "me" time..then that's one thing. But you don't want the added stress and get burnt out. Just something to think about...

Beth Anne, Jessica & Sandi...WOOOHOOO for having some good ole OP days!!!

Icewoman..Oh..I can hear the pain in your post. Have you gotten into some kinf of therapy or counseling? If not, please do. *hugs*

11-13-2002, 01:40 AM
I hope things work out soon Tamara, it's so hard but your better off not chasing him. One day he'll regret what he's done. They think the grass is greener but really it's just a dirty shade of brown.
Ive been going **** to leather to lose some more weight lately, it's going well, I had a week or so of just floating along and the loss's slowed so Im back hard at it again this week. I so want this that going off track just isnt an option, Ive come to far to throw it all away.
Good to hear everyone is getting motivated again. Keep up the good work girls :D


11-13-2002, 10:30 AM
Happy Hump Day! A wet, dark and dreary day here in New York. BUT for some odd and strange reason, I woke up feeling good today. I even took the time out to pick something "pretty" to work today. Got knee boots on, with a skirt and a nice shirt. I am lookin pretty good. I had a run in last night with an ice cream sundae. Little emotional last night, so after laundry, me and sundae sat on my couch and watched some TV. It didn't haunt me this morning. I was pretty OP before that, so it wasn't a complete blow out.

Kitty...You'll be melting again in no time!!!

11-13-2002, 12:03 PM
I am in a water retention slump. I have this mysterious 3 pounds of water sloshing around and making me all puffy and grumpy and it's not PMS time. It's been around about 5 days and I'm REALLY annoyed about it!

I got back on the pill about two weeks ago, so I'm thinking maybe this is related.



Goddess Jessica
11-13-2002, 02:39 PM
Angi - I ate three pickles once and the water stayed around for like a WEEK! I knew it was just the sodium but c'mon, give me a break!

Work is driving me crazy today! I work with a woman who doesn't pull her own weight and my boss doesn't trust her enough to make her pull her own weight. So, instead of firing her (!!!) they make ME do all her work. Well, of course, I won't stand for that but it's making the office environment kinda stressful. Which makes me want to shove stuff into my mouth. See, I'm not the kind of girl that gets stressed. Stress rolls off me. On the rare occasion where I do get stressed, I'm like, "what the heck is that! How do I handle it?!?!"

Anyway.... everything else is going great. I'm doing my walking every weekday morning as planned. Even though I REALLY REALLY hate mornings and getting up early, there's a certain satisfaction of having my exercise done before I go to work. I don't have to worrry about it.

11-13-2002, 03:46 PM
Jessica, hang in there, I'm sure that the extra work that you are doing is being noticed. It is great that you are not letting this get you down and you're still exercising. That is a great stress reducer.
Jennifer, I don't think that your date with Sundae was a bad thing, as long as you too don't get too cozy! You are doing great lately, don't give up!

I'm having a good week, I guess. I haven't been that far off plan and I am getting close to my Thanksgiving goal. I am starting to have some problems at home, nothing big, just that $ is tight and the DH just doesn't get it. I am getting ready for another trip back to my hometown. I'm really looking forward to it, but have just found out that my inlaws are going to be in town the same week, and I really don't want to spend the whole time with them, after all, I am going to see MY parents. But I know that my DH cannot, or will not stand up to his parents, so I have a feeling that I'll be seeing them more than my own. UGGH. I guess it would be different if my MIL didn't make me feel like I'm 1. not good enough for her son 2. not a very good mother and 3. not a very nice person. I know that she doesn't mean too, but she sure does it. I just can't stand being around them for more than a couple of days at a time. Oh well, enough complaining.

11-13-2002, 04:41 PM
Thanks for the cheerleading, Jennifer :) I actually did have a OP day yesterday, and so far, so good today. I'm having a hard time getting back on track & am constantly fighting the urge to eat completely unhealthy, but I am doing it & it feels good!

Tamara - Your in my thoughts. I'm sure this has to be so stressful for you, but you said it best: "I should not put my life on hold for him anymore." You can't control his actions, his words, or anything else about him, but you can take care of yourself. {{{hugs}}}

Jen - I hope your are finding a little relief from the stress. Going back to school when you have a career & family is hard, I know, but if it is something you want bad enough, you find a way to do it. I'll graduate with my B.S. in June, & it's been tough, but worth it. When the time is right, it all seems to work itself out, you know.

Jessica - it stinks to work with someone who doesn't do their share, but hopefully your bosses will recognize all of your extra work. If they don't notice on their own, TELL THEM! You deserve the recognition! :) And way to go on being so OP! :D

Denise - congratulations on being so close to your Turkey Day goal! :) I hope things will work out with visiting your parents & your in-laws visiting. MIL's can be quite a headache can't they! :p

Angi - I'm sure the water weight has something to do with the pill & all the hormonal changes it brings. I hope it comes off soon! :)

Beth Anne - way to go for doing so well this week! Keep it up! :D

Kitty - keep up that attitude!!! :)

Things are going okay here. Dh is doing pretty good. I visited him last night & went to an Al-anon meeting as well. Work & school are keeping me busy, plus, we're having a surprise 50th birthday party for my mom this Saturday (& God forbid my brothers actually do something to help out, but that's a whooole nother kettle of fish! :p ). I am counting down the days 'til Thanksgiving so I can have a true rest!!!

Take care of yourselves everyone!!! :)

11-13-2002, 11:57 PM
Jen - I'm going to dissent Jenniffer's opinion....DON'T stop going to school! If you do, you're never going to finish. Ten years are going to go by and you are still not going to have a degree in your hand, waiting for that "someday" when the moon and stars are in perfect alignment.

When I finally went back to school to finish my degree, it was tough. I worked 20 hours a week, plus drove 140 miles round trip to and from school three days a week. I carried 15-18 units the whole time. At one point, we ran into serious financial problems and had the water and the electricity cut off the same week. We had to borrow money from a friend to get them turned back on, and we were buying bread and milk at Exxon with our gas card. I knew, though, that if I quit, I would never finish. I would never reach that dream.

Besides, not to jinx anything, but things don't seem to be good between you and your DH. If you should end up splitting, you're going to need to have a good job to support you and that sweet baby. A degree will make all the difference in the world.

Okay....getting down off my :soap:

11-14-2002, 06:26 PM
Hello all,

I had a good week for weight lose. I lost 4.5 in 2 weeks. I told everyone it was in the hair. I got a good 6-7 inches cut off. It's a nice change. I saw the dead beat yesterday. He called Tuesday night and asked to meet with me on Wednesday at noon. So I took half the day off from work and went to see him. He didn't show. I was so mad at him. I knew he fell asleep and could not get up. So I went home and to bed. Then at 4:00 in the afternoon he called and was down the street. He wanted to get his stuff. I told him fine come and get it. Then he dropped another bomb shell on me. He brought her with him. So I bit the bullet and met her. That was interesting. She was heavier than me and kind of pretty. She's 34 years old not to bad since he is 28. And right as he was getting ready to leave he decided to drop one more thing on me. He was taking Carlie his daughter with him. I didn't have any rights to her but I have been her mother for 7 years now. I cried alot and had to have my mother bring her over. My son got to see his daddy at least also. But now he is suffering from the loss of 2 sisters. One which he will see very little of. But we are survivors and we will survive. I saw the lawyer today and if he doesn't contest anything we will be divorced by month end or the beginning of the month. He doesn't have the money for a lawyer so I think he will agree with everything. I was very lenient and let him off of alot of things. He won't pay alimony. He's going to have a hard enough time paying the child support for the kids right now. He get all of his 401 K plan. He will have to pay every other month on the loan which will be interesting for both of us. Everything he has is his and everything I have is mine. He is really getting off easy. I think I want it over quick. I will give him every other weekend for now nothing in the summer. Well I suppose now that I rambled on about this.

Just to let you all know I am really doing good. I think since I have seen him I have been able to get alot of my anger out. He will be coming over tomorrow night to spend a couple hours with the kids. I hope it doesn't snow to much that he won't be able to make it in. Well I will be talking to you all later.

Keep up all the good work you losers and keep trying to the gainers. It will be gone someday.

Goddess Jessica
11-14-2002, 08:06 PM
Wow Tamara, that's so hard! I hope it is over quickly for you and you start rebuilding your life. Man, I can't believe he brought her over. You're a better woman than I. I would have made her stand out in the cold. Maybe after I turned the sprinklers on.

Keep strong baby and listen to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" a lot. (I swear it is the best breakup medicine!).

I saw this on Amazon and thought it was such an excellent idea (why can't a make a bizillion dollars thinking of this stuff):

11-18-2002, 02:13 AM
Jen: Maybe lighten your courseload until the baby is a bit older?

Denise: Good luck w/the outlaws, I mean inlaws. :D

Tamara: It's never easy. My best friend is going through a divorce. My heart goes out to you & your son. You WILL get through this. :grouphug:

Jenniffer: I can't believe we are seeing the same man! Sundae swore I was the only one!!! :lol:

Jess: Dont you just hate that? I feel like, "Um, excuse me, hello?" when I'm working w/our office slacker.

Everyone else: You are all doing so great! It's so inspiring!

As for me I'm slowly sliding back on plan. One thing I've noticed this week is that I am very very thirsty. I'm meeting my water goal almost every day & sometimes drinking more. Go me!

Goddess Jessica
11-18-2002, 12:44 PM
On Oct. 31st, I made a goal to walk every weekday morning for an hour. Not only have a done it but I even added some running. I'll tell you though I thought that I suddenly would be a size 7. I know it sounds crazy but I thought for sure in two weeks I would have lost like a million pounds. Now, that I think about it rationally, I know it's not possible but still - just a little disappointing.

ANYWAY, Friday was my 2 week anniversary of walking every morning. I decided that I should reward myself with a new pair of pants, or a skirt or something. So, I went to my favorite store Torrid (a plus-size sister store of Hot Topic). Torrid has decided to not have any clearance until after the holidays! WHAT?!?! Are they crazy?!?! In this economy they decided to do this? You can buy the clearance on-line but if I can't try it on, I don't want to buy it. Of course, I don't buy anything that's not on sale so I left incredibly disappointed.

I did buy an outfit though (JcPenny's). But it's a cute pair of grey slacks and a short-sleeved red ribbed turtleneck. I was suprised I fit into a size 24 but it does have that stretchy material in it. I was suprised at how much nice work style clothing JcPenny's has. Of course, I couldn't find anything bigger than a 24....

11-18-2002, 01:28 PM
Jessica -
How cool that you've started walking every day! I really admire that - it shows a lot of self-discipline. Can you already feel it's benefits - like, more energy etc?

Congrats on your accomplishment!

11-18-2002, 07:28 PM
Jessica, that is great that you found something that you like! I'm glad to hear that you have the motivation and dedication to walk every morning! Want to lend me some of that!:). You are doing great. Don't give up.

Goddess Jessica
11-18-2002, 08:14 PM
Awww! Thanks!

I thought it would be so hard but it's really not. It's like brushing my teeth, I have to do it even if I don't feel like it. Somehow, it's become that same mindset.

The first couple of times I went, I hit snooze on my alarm and took ten minutes to come up with reasons to get out of bed. Of course, it didn't take long before I was putting on clothes and hitting the pavement. Now, I just feel gratified enough to know that I can get it out of the way first thing in the morning I don't have to worry if I will "feel like it" later.

My exercise partner helps too! His name is Keiko and he's my obnoxious 3-year-old Siberian Husky. I once left the bedroom door open and before the alarm even went off, his wet nose was in my face saying, "Is it time yet? Can we go?!?!"

As for energy... nah, not really. I've never really had a problem with energy. I have noticed my endurance is up and I'm walking/running farther and I don't get winded running up stairs or strolling along the beach. Man, San Diego is the city to live in for year-round exercise! :)

11-19-2002, 04:18 PM
Jessica, way to go on the walking!!! That is GREAT! :D I'm looking for some dedication like that, so if you have any extra, send it my way! :)

I have some exciting news... yesterday, I went to Target over lunch to try on some clothes & I was so excited to fit into a size 16 skirt (which came out of the regular misses dept!) & a size 18 top! :D And they fit really comfortable, too! I didn't have to suck in my gut to wear them! The skirt was on sale for $5, so of course I had to buy it :) It's a knee-length dark gray skirt (looks like wool, but it isn't) with a cute belt. I have a cute black turtle neck sweater & some cool knee-high black boots I plan on wearing with it. It felt really good to buy something our of the "regular" side of the store. Of course, I'm nowhere near fitting into any of their tops yet (I hate having a big chest & broad shoulders!), but it still felt good :)

Anywho, how is everyone doing today? Hope you're all having a fantastic day.

11-19-2002, 07:18 PM
Kayla, a 16!!!! You are shrinking before us! I have the opposite problem (Big ole' butt and thighs and moderate sized upper body.) I am proud of you!

Well all, I am leaving tomorrow afternoon for my 2 week long visit to my parents and Thanksgiving and a wedding (actually 2 now!) I don't think that I will make 205 by next Saturday, like I hoped, but maybe the diet-god will look kindly at me next week (or maybe my mom's scale will be off by a couple of pounds, so I at least think I've met the goal). Take care all, I'll hbe back in a couple of weeks (if not tomorrow morning before I leave)

11-19-2002, 09:49 PM
Talk about being MIA........ LOL well, you wouldn't believe it. First a couple of weeks of sleep literally. Yes nearly 24-7 for two weeks of uncontrolable sleep. This was followed by a week of pseudo tumor attacks and just when I started to get human again, my back left for parts unknown without so much as a see ya!!!! Still, I am nearing a semblance of "normal" and a all will have to put up with me yet again. And you thought you had seen the last of me...HA ,HA! Never my Dears Never!!!!!!!!
The good news is our income is nearly normal again and life goes on. Hubby has laid new wood flooring in our hallway which was sorely needed and that old worn out carpet is no more. I have been cooking (as usual) in preparation of Hubbys family coming this Sunday. So Thanksgiving we are having a tad early. The stuffing is made and ready to go from freezer to oven. So is the fresh bread and pumpkin bread as well. The French Onion soup I am making tomorrow and will be in the freezer ready to heat the even they arrive. In truth I do not want to spend the whole time cooking so I an doing as much ahead as possible. Two peach pies are in the freezer as well. Everyone shall have good stuff to enjoy. The pumpkin and pecan pies I will make the day before. I made 8 dozen peanut butter cookies a little over a week ago thinking we would have a few left but I doubt it ,Hubby has made short work of them. You all would have laughed lke crazy if you had seen me cooking looking for all the world like the hunchback of Notre Dame!!!!! Pain pills got me through. Tom dropped by today so that was an added complicaton but such is life. It's not boring!!!!!!

11-20-2002, 11:17 AM
Hi all. Well in a few short weeks I think my life will be normal again and I can think about getting off the bench and start losing some weight. It is these school courses. Honestly there isn't a ton of work, if I'd kept up with them that is. But with my work schedule (12 hour shifts) I just don't feel like doing anything in the evening except vegging on the couch. Then on my days off I try like mad to catch up on everything when there is so much to do I really don't feel like doing anything. Sounds like I am whining a lot doesn't it? I hate that. I have an essay to write for Monday and I've spent about the past 45 minutes just catching up on my e-mail and checking out my usual web sites. I saw an article in the paper yesterday about plastic surgery. This lady had a tummy tuck and was talking about how she was so much more confident now that she could wear form fitting clothes. That sounds kind of petty the way I have put it but she felt so much better about her body image. Of course it cost about $6,000 so I'd better start saving now. Maybe by the time I have enough money saved up I'll actually have lost all the weight I want to lose and be ready for a tummy tuck!

Anyway I'd better stop procrastinating and get on with this essay. Take care all.

11-20-2002, 05:47 PM
hello all,

I have a problem and need some opinions.

Saturday my ex wants to come see the kids. I am supervising because I don't trust him right now. I have a meeting at 10AM and it goes until 3:00PM that day. I don't know if I should change my plans or keep my plans and tell him to stick it. What do you all think?

11-20-2002, 06:10 PM
Keep your plans. Let him work around your schedule.

11-20-2002, 10:48 PM
Amen, you start giving in now and wait and see what it leads to in the future. He'll be expecting you to jump through his hoops. You tell him what time is good for you and if that isn't good for him well then obviously he doesn't want to see his kids badly enough.

11-20-2002, 11:05 PM
I agree, Tamara. If he really wants to see the children (that he basically abandoned) he will work around your schedule.

One more note: If you are concerned that your ex may try to take them or are otherwise concerned about their safety, PLEASE be sure to let their teachers at school know what's going on. You don't have to get into the dirty details, but please either visit them or send a note briefly explaining the situation. A fellow teacher had a girl in her class last year who went home with her non-custodial father. The mother was SO angry, but she hadn't told the teacher OR the school that the father was not to be around the child by court order. Thankfully, the girl was okay.


11-21-2002, 11:29 AM
I agree... keep your schedule & he can work around it.

11-21-2002, 03:23 PM
I agree..Tamara..you do what you have to do. Tell him to come after 3. If he doesn't, you know what his prioritys are. I agree..make sure you let the school know. In writing and in person.

Jennelle..Now that I see what your saying..about Jen in school...I agree. Your right. After 10 yrs I still don't have a degree. Waiting for the moon and stars.

Hope everyone is doing well..

11-21-2002, 06:00 PM
Well, it's the end of the day here and I'm excited to go home. Tomorrow my mom and are going to a HUGE Arts and Crafts fair, it may take up 5 - 6 hours to cover the whole thing. Definately getting my exercise point for tomorrow!!!

I have had a good week, earning my food points every day. I started counting calories on Monday and haven't gone over my 1800 limit. I am hoping to make a scientific experiment out of this. I believe I need about 3000 calories a day to maintain my weight, so if I can keep my calories at 1800, I should see a 2 lb loss each week. I realize there is water to consider and stuff, but I'm kinda making a game out of it. It was time for something different.

Yesterday was made easier by the fact that I had gum surgery. FUN!! NOT!! So it was easy to meet my calories. Hubby told me to go get a milk shake since I could only have cool liquids and soft foods. I told him that I didn't have enough calories. He said he didn't think I needed to worry about that and having some dinner was more important. There was a time that I would have found this to be an "excuse" to go off plan, but not yesterday. I told him I thought it was about time I worried about it and I had some mashed potatoes and chocolate milk, and stayed within my points. Go me!!!

I hope everyone is well. I will try and not be such a stranger!!

11-21-2002, 09:57 PM
Awesome, Sandi! :D Now, if I could just get something or someone to kick me in the a-double-s and kickstart the thing in my head that should be telling ME that it's about time I did something about it...:rolleyes:

11-22-2002, 11:00 AM
Way to go Sandi!!! Keep us posted on how the "experiment" is going. :) And I hope you recover from the gum surgery soon!

Well, wish me luck... I joined a gym & today is my first day. I'm going down for orientation & then to work out for a while. Then, next week, I am starting classes -- one is a step class & the other is a sculpting class. Hopefully I can keep up with everyone else!!!

Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Friday!! :D

Goddess Jessica
11-22-2002, 02:43 PM
Agh! I'm so frustrated!

I haven't lost a single pound this week and I'm worked out eveyday and stayed OP. Grumble grumble grumble!

When I jumped out of the shower after my workout this morning, I woke up my boyfriend to complain about it. He grogily said, "You lose everything else, your keys, your purse, your check book... you're bound to lose those pounds." I had to laugh.

Usually I'm not strict about my food plan on the weekends but I guess I'll have to watch it this weekend.

Darn it!!!

11-22-2002, 04:23 PM
Hello all,

I forgot to tell you all what happened to my baby last week. I was at work and got a call from my daycare lady. She told me she was changing her diaper and she kicked her feet up and there was a hugh purple toe. There was hair wrapped around here toe which cut off the circulation. Well we took her to the doctor and he said she was OK but the skin would peal off her toe and the toenail would fall off. It would take 3 weeks to heal completely. Wow that was an ear full. I took her back in on Monday and she was doing better. The toe was just raw and drained. It's looking good right now. I check her PJ's every day before I put them on her now.

This week has been really good. I still have not heard from the jerk. He is making me more angry with him. I don't know what to think if he is not calling because he doesn't want to or he isn't calling because he has unresolved feelings for me. Or if there is something else going on. Well this weekend I have a TOPS insparation meeting. I am going to go and have fun. Tonight my son is going to be in a big performance on stage. I can't wait to see him out there. He's only 5. Well I guess I will get going and see you all later. Take care all and see you thinner later.

11-25-2002, 02:17 PM
Hello all,

I had a kindof good weekend. My ex called me on Friday around 8:00 PM. I was not home. My son had a program that was for the public. He had so much fun up there on stage and singing. I hope he continues to enjoy it. Then Saturday I didn't change my plans to much for him but I did change them alittle. I told my ex I had to go to a meeting in the morning and I had one in the afternoon that I would miss. He said OK he would be in town around 1:30PM. I got home at 1:30 and my son went to his birthday party at 2:30. He showed up around 4:30PM. He stayed until around 8:30. I was a little upset with him because if I had known he wasn't going to show till 4:30 I would have gone to the afternoon session. He of course apoligized for it. Like normal. I told him at least 24-48 hours in advance. I won't change the plans for him next time if it's less. But it won't happen to long. When he signs the papers I will start the overnight visits and I will just have to wait on him to pick them up and bring them back. That will be scary. But then I will make some plans to go out with friends at night. Well Sunday was also a fun day. Stephanie got a slight ear infection her first one. She was so crabby. She didn't want to sleep and didn't want to eat. I got her to sleep around midnight and she woke up 3 times at night crying. She was still cranky today. I will call daycare and see how she is doing. Well I will talk to you all later and I need to get back to work. My break is over. Take care all.

11-26-2002, 12:41 AM
I've had a maintaining week. Blah.

I got some new pants. They are a size 24. They look nice. I also got socks & undies, and 2 pairs of sweatpants & a sweatshirt.

My friend Jason wants to join a gym @ the beginning of the year--I think I'm going to go with him. I think having a member of the opposite sex there will totally help. Guys notice different things than girls.

Sandi, sounds like a plan! I wish I could be disciplined enough to count calories again.

Jessica, your boyfriend is funny!

Tamara, sounds like you're going through a lot. Keep your chin up!

11-27-2002, 05:19 PM
Boy everyone must have started Thanksgiving early. I miss you all. I did have good news last night. For the month of November I lost 5 pounds. I was the best loser of the month. I was very happy. Even though it's partly to stress. I did however gain 1.5 yesterday but still lost 5 for the month. I guess that is a good way of looking at it.

My ex is going to take the couch out of the living room. That is so cool. I can get my exercise bike in the living room and ride it while watching TV. It won't be buried for much longer. Cool.

Jessica--Isn't it true. If only we could lose those pounds as easily as we lose our keys and purses and other things. :D

Sandi-- I bet you had a blast at the craft sale. I love to go to them but can't afford to buy anything so I really don't go very often.

Well I better get back to work. Take care all hope to hear from someone soon. ;)

11-29-2002, 12:24 PM
Hi all. How was Thanksgiving for you Americans? I forgot all about it until my soap was a rerun of Nicki and Victor getting married. Boring! It was boring the first time I watched it so I didn't bother with it. Does anyone else put the mute on when storylines come up that are just plain boring?

Anyone watch Dr. Phil? I saw this on other group that he is looking for overweight people to participate in a weight loss program. Go to his site for the into www.drphil.com BTW you know you've made it big when you are in a Who Wants to be a Millionaire question. It was 'what is dr.phil's last name? Is it....'. The guy had to use the audience to get the right answer.

My own weight loss efforts have been extremely pathetic lately. Don't even want to talk about it. There are so many things I need to do and I just feel so overwhelmed. It is school mostly that is making me feel this way. I am questioning whether I am really ready to go back to school and make it work. I really want to work on my nursing degree but at the same time I feel that I am not focusing enough on losing weight. I know that I need to put in a lot of effort and time if I am ever going to lose weight and I think that school takes away from that. Or at the very least is giving me an excuse not to focus. This way when I don't exercise or eat properly I can use my school work as an excuse or that I have such a pile of stuff to do and I'm overwhelmed as an excuse. That fact is that I am just plain lazy. If I can focus on things I can get them done but when I have more than one really important thing going on then I get bogged down. :( I don't know what to do. I'm still mulling it all over.

Take care all, have a nice weekend.

11-29-2002, 04:31 PM
Me again. I've been thinking about this issue of school all afternoon and it occurred to me that why I can't get my stuff together and do the work is because it is boring the heck out of me. I want to get my degree and all but the course material is so dull that I can't get into it. So that leads me to the conundrum do I keep ploughing through or give it up until later when I might be more able to focus on the material even though I'm not really all that interested? Any thoughts or opinions?

12-01-2002, 07:20 PM
I put on the size 14 pants I've been saving for months today, and they FIT!!!

12-02-2002, 02:12 PM
Congrats JML!! I'll bet that really made all the work you've done all worth while!

Goddess Jessica
12-02-2002, 03:13 PM
OMIGOD, don't quit! Just plough through it. One day, it will be done and the exciting part will begin. If you give up now, you'll be me, stuck in a job that bores me to tears and trying to get back to school. Just get the degree!

Goddess Jessica
12-03-2002, 12:31 PM
Hey, has anyone seen PNG lately? I've missed her face hanging around here!

12-03-2002, 08:04 PM
Yes, it feels great!!!!!

12-03-2002, 09:33 PM
Hey ladies! Sorry I've been MIA...I really haven't been doing well diet-wise. Right now, I've got this attitude that I HAVE to do this FOR LIFE! It's a good thing and a bad thing....

I also think I've been relying too much on the help and rah-rah's of others to get me to lose weight. I have to do this for ME, and because I want to get something out of it, not to get the rah-rah's. I do love all of you, though, so I don't want to just leave the board. What I've decided to do is this: I am posting things like what I ate, what time, and why in my 3FC journal. That's where I'll hash out the basics of weight loss. On the boards, I'll come and chat and share and lurk, but it's going to be less about the nitty-gritty of weight loss. Does that make any sense to anyone but me?

Hope you all had a wonderful Turkey Day!

12-05-2002, 01:28 PM
Hello everyone!

I am glad to hear that everyone seems to be doing well this month. Sorry I haven't been around the last couple of weeks, but I've been at my moms. That trip was fun. I really enjoyed seeing everyone from my family to college friends. My friend's wedding went well and my DH and I had lots of time to get to know each other again. I had a great trip, but cried when I left because it had just started to snow and it is the first snow that I have seen in the last three years. I didn' t realize how much I missed it!
Well, hope everyone is doing well.