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11-11-2002, 01:43 PM
Hey guys! :wave: I just wanted to stop in for a minute. I'm at work right now and we're kinda busy so I can't make a big long post. I just wanted to hop in here and tell you guys that things are still going good and I love :love: and I am thankful for you all. I know today is Veteran's Day and we should be thankful for them....and I am. But I am also thankful for all my wonderful friends. I could not go through this "weight war" without you. You are the best......not only my cyber family, but my true friends. I love you.
Wish me luck at WI and pray that I'll not get too many stupid presents on my birthday tomorrow. My Mom has already made me a banana pudding. :mad:
11-11-2002, 04:39 PM
GRRRR! I tried to go to the Smilies and my post got devoured. I new I should have saved it first. :(
BAYLEE: That story brought me right out of lurk mode. GLITTER!!!! OMG Hope you come back from Mayo with a nice clean report. I'll be thinking about you. (((BAYLEE)))
OK, I think I'm coming out of my slump. For the first day in, I don't know how many, I'm still OP at 3:30 PM AND I'm still well within my point range and I'm journaling! I've gne shopping for lunches and juice, and yogurt for the week, to take to work tomorrow. I'm even considering obeying that little voice in my head that keeps saying "Get Thee To A Meeting". If I can keep myself psyched I'll go to the 5PM meeting in the village. This is a tough one cause I'll bet I've back slided about 20 - 25 lbs. Scarey thought huh? You gals have been the BEST FRIENDS keeping my spirits up and sending encouragemnt when I really need it. THANK YOU ALL.
TINA: Good luck at WI and remember tomorrow that no matter how dumb the gift it's given in love and friendship. Both very valuable commodities. :)
11-11-2002, 04:52 PM
My trip to Europe was wonderful. Gained five pounds, but I hope to lose it soon. It's strange but my idea of europe was very different from the reality. Well Italy was exactly the same, but everywhere else was a learning experience. I ate cheese, bread, wine, pastries, and chocolate. Everything except the bread was delicious. Way above our standards. Don't know how I'll eat a waxy snicker's bar again. US candy bars made in europe were creamier too. My favorite was Brussels, Lucerne, and Saint-Paul in the south of france. My physical endurance was in top form. Thanks to exercising 9 mos. The weather held up throughout the trip, except for Paris :cry:. It was rainy and windy on the eiffel tower! I did get a beautiful view at night though. So I'm thankful for that. And I still got butterflies in my stomach seeing the eiffel tower for the first time and the Mona Lisa. My language skills got me through everywhere except France. All countries understood English, but in France. Yikes! Though very kind and helpful, people would find someone who did. The universal language of descriptions was fun. It was cold 40 degrees. For a hawaiian like me, the temp at home was 80 degrees. My face peeled, my hair lay limp from the heating.
It was a life experience. I loved every minute of it. When I returned home, I was totally happy to be home. To feel the warm air, clear sunny sky, and hear everyone speak english was heaven-sent. I wish I could have done this 20 years ago. It opened my eyes to what it means to be an american. The little luxuries we take for granted. The realization we're not at home in a totally foreign land, and not the be-all of existence. It was humbling, but wonderful too. I did many firsts on this trip. As I approach 40 years, before my trip I felt sad about many things not done. But I finally can say I've accomplished something and it feels great.
Happy to be back,
11-11-2002, 04:53 PM
Well Happy Early Birthday TINA!!!
What do you have planned for tomorrow! I love Birthdays. Maybe your husband will take you to a nice restaurant where you can eat healthy and maybe a movie.
Have a great day!
11-11-2002, 04:57 PM
Baylee great story really made me laugh. Tina good luck with your weigh in.
Had a really busy day at work today I just wish they would give me my extra hours already so i could start getting out on time. I imagine it will take a couple of more weeks for them to get it all settled. In the meantime I have told them I could use four extra hours to get some filing done, so they have agreed to let me work four extra hours one evening this week I picked the evening because it is much quieter around there in the evening. When I do get my extra hours I will go from 28 in 2 weeks to 52 in 2 weeks. Have a great evening everyone and take care.
11-11-2002, 04:57 PM
WELCOME HOME, MALIA!!!
Your trip sounds wonderful...I hope to hear more about it soon. Five lbs is not bad at all for a trip of that magnitude and the fabulous foods that you must have eaten...good for you!
Anyway, so glad to have you back with us...don't be stranger! We missed you!
11-11-2002, 08:01 PM
Malia WELCOME BACK....WE MISSED YOU. Happy to hear your trip was a success. Keep telling us all about it....how were the men????
(tomorrow) I will be thinking of you all day.
Kat, I would have LOVED to hear about your scum and how you conquered it.....
Oh, Baylee, that was just too good....I have been laughing over this for some time now. CAN YOU IMAGINE?????
11-11-2002, 08:04 PM
I continue to be in a funk over this "dieting" thing.....The more I try the hungrier I get?????????????????? :mad:
11-11-2002, 08:05 PM
Welcome back Malia
Happy Birthday Tina
11-11-2002, 11:03 PM
Hi everybody! :wave:
I'm done with my crazy weekend and figured I would stop by and say hi! We worked 12 hours Friday and then again on Saturday doing counts for the movie 8 Mile. In case you haven't seen the statistics on this movie it grossed 54.something million dollars this weekend! It was the second largest grossing R - rated movie of all time. Again for those of you who don't know it, it stars Eminem. He lives here locally. As a matter of fact, I drive by his old house all the time. The movie was also filmed here in the Detroit area. He (Eminem) actually showed up in his limo on Friday night and his brother and mother were there as well. Apparently, his little brother is and Eminem wannabe. Then on Saturday night, Eminem came to the theatre to actually see another movie. The manager said that he's there every couple of weeks. DH and I almost 11,500 people in the two days and the movie grossed over $87,000 at the theatre we were at. We were definitely busy campers! :eek:
WI (not Wisconsin) went better than expected. I was down 1/2#, instead of up this week. Hey, anything is better than nothing! :D
I got through reading the last thread and don't remember much of who said what so these responses will be pretty scattered.
2cute: Congrats on the garage sale success! How sweet to have it all gone AND doing the good deed as well.
Somebody asked about Glucosamine and Chondroitin. I have taken these supplements for several years. Very helpful. I will tell you however, that if you were to have surgery they would want you to go off of them for two weeks before the surgery. Apparently they act as blood thinners. 2cute had some bad experience with it, maybe she can tell you more. I do have a chart here somewhere about how much you should take and some general info on it. If you're (whoever you were) are interested, I'll try to find it for you.
How's the 'pecker hunt' going! You gals are UNBELIEVEABLE! You had me on the floor! :lol:
Malia: It's great to see you back! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful trip! 5#'s is nothing with all the indulging you did. Must have been the excercise that kept the weight at bay. More stories please.
Hey, is that guy out of the ditch yet, or did you capture him??? Possession is 9/10ths they say. He was on your property, after all. :)
Tina: Get those stats fixed. If you've lost 51.4 pounds then show 'em, honey. Be proud!!! That's wonderful. It doesn't matter where or when. They're GONE!!! * I can't wait to hear about the outfits your mother has in mind for your birthday. I'll be waiting. * I'm sorry Tina, but your story about the BIG and TASTY was so funny I shared with DH. Well, yesterday after 'doing the nasty', he turns to me and says, "I wonder if Whoppers has a special on?" Smart A$$!!! :^: I guess that will teach me to share stories.
I do have to say that the Benefits of Sex went over well. DH is always telling me it will cure anything. Now he has proof!!!
J-Ann: I added your name to our loser's list.
Come on everyone else. Just post your total lost and I'll add 'em up. Here's an updated list. Hope I got everyone.
I've gotta run. Crossing Jordan is on. See ya all later.
11-12-2002, 01:48 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TINA!
:flow1: :flow2: :grouphug: :wizard: :queen:
11-12-2002, 07:17 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINA!!
WELCOME BACK MALIA, WE MISSED YOU!
11-12-2002, 08:15 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINA!!!
11-12-2002, 08:32 AM
Happy Birthday Tina :hb: :gift: :hat:
My aunt and I are going o see my mother today. I go into work at 12:00 and work till 5. I like days like this. The library was closed yesterday for veteran's day. I went in and cleaned out the storage room to make up time I lost during BigMA's death.
A friend of mine came and helped for volunteer hours. We ordered pizza from Dominos It was wonderful.
Hope all of you are well. It is getting cooler here now. I have started my christmas shopping already. I bought a tree to go in my yard yesterday and some window clings. I'd love to get some more lighted stuff to go in my yard.
I need to buy cards to send too. (To all my chickies)
Well I better go grab a shower and eat a bite.
see all of you later
:grouphug: :cb: :jig: :dance:
Thank you guys for all the birthday wishes. You guys are awesome. I want to apologize for my earlier post. When I said, Wish me luck at WI and pray that I'll not get too many stupid presents on my birthday tomorrow. My Mom has already made me a banana pudding. :mad: I do realize that, as J-ann said, that any gift is given in love and friendship and is a precious commodity. I have gotten some really bad gifts in my life, but I am thankful for them all, seeing as the person cared enough to take a small moment out of their day just to think of me, I was just mad because my Mom is one of the people that makes such a big deal out of my weight and she knows how hard I am trying and then for her to come up to my work and say, "Guess what I made you for your birthday? A BANANA PUDDING!" :yikes: I had specifically told everyone that I did not want anything sweet for my birthday, because it is just too tempting.........especially banana pudding. That is one of my downfalls. :faint: But I WILL BE STRONG......AND I WILL RESIST.
Also, here's the WI (not Wisconsin) :s: report for yesterday. I lost 3 more lbs. yesterday! Wooo Hoooo! I am on my way! I am just about 4 pounds away from being where I was when I quit, so I am really excited.
Well, I hate to go, but I am at work and I keep getting hateful looks from my co-worker. (she's answering all the calls) :p Thanks again for all the special birthday wishes......you guys are the best! :grouphug:
11-12-2002, 09:44 AM
Tina hope you had a great birthday and congrats on the weight loss what a great week you had . My WI is tonight so I will report in later. I have the day off today so i plan on getting some stuff done around here today. All my kids have some bug and I sure hope they don't share it with me. they can't understand that they keep telling me I always taght them to share so why is this so different..lol have a great day everyone.
11-12-2002, 10:19 AM
Happy Birthday Tina and congrats on the 3 lbs. Welcome back Malia. Your trip sounds like it was amazing. Can't wait to hear more. Well yesterday was a good day. I did my WATP 1 mile and 3 mile tapes and eating was good and I drank all my water. And you know what?, it felt really good to be in control again. Well I'm off to go get some exercising done. See you later.
11-12-2002, 10:27 AM
This has to be quick. I'm back in the office.!
Well, it was worse than even I thought. I went to my 1st meeting in ages and I've put on another 23 lbs. God, I knew I was sucking in food but Geez .... It's a wonder I didn't do in my heart. No wonder my knees are aching more and more often.
Boy did it hurt to change my stats. :(
Oh well, I'm going to do my best to get my act back together. Was OP yesterday and so far today. Wish me luck!
11-12-2002, 11:10 AM
Good Luck, j-ann! sometimes we NEED that reality check to let us know it's time to STOP and start again! Good for you, getting back on track!
Same to you, Steph! Hear, hear on being "in control" again!
Mary, Christmas shopping! Oh, boy...I gotta get moving! I swear I'm not waiting this year!
Hey, Tina the birthday girl...don't apologize for complaining about the lousy gifts...you're just calling a spade a spade! I'm sure that you politely thanked the giver, despite the ridiculousness of the gift.
(What's up with the whole banana pudding thing?)
I'm still hearing about the lousy (my word, but the implication was loud and clear) Christmas gifts I gave last year to my in-laws They are extremely hard to buy for, they don't need a thing, so we sent some beautiful stuff from the Harry & David catalog...a gorgeous fruit basket and a table top Christmas tree, because they can't be bothered decorating since it's just the two of them. (?...whatever) I just heard a day or two ago about how the tree was no good because when she planted it, it died. In other words...don't send anymore crap from there! That stuff is NOT cheap but I know it's gorgeous, having sent my parents some gifts from there also. They really have some nerve, considering all the useless, ugly, utterly no thought put into it gifts we have gotten from them!!!
(whoa...ramble much, Kat?)
I just realized I have a dentist appt at 11:00, better get my big ol' butt in the shower! I'll check in later....
11-12-2002, 11:51 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO YOU! :hb: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO YOU! :hb:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR TINA!:hb: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO YOU! and many more!
Congrats on the 3 pounds. What a nice present!!!
11-12-2002, 01:26 PM
Just popping in for a minute before heading off to the gym; today (Tuesdays) are my crazy busy day when I have piano students off and on from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm! I do have a few hours break in the middle of that... so I'm going to work out LIKE I DO EVERYDAY! :) Wow... can't believe that's ME talking!
Peeked at the scale; it's reporting a loss this week of 4 pounds now (BLESS THE WEEK AFTER TOM LEAVES) making my current weight 179, that's down from 270! Only 9 more pounds to go until I can say "I've lost 100 pounds!" and only 29 more pounds to my goal weight of 150 pounds! Woohoo! I'm feeling (and LOOKING) :lol: good!
You'll never guess what my hubby and I did last night before falling asleep! Minds outta the gutter ladies! :lol: He gave me a piggy back ride around the house while I laughed hysterically! It's SO strange to be picked up AND he managed to run around with me on his back with no problem!... feels like the ultimate success!
Tina! Happy Birthday Chickie! Hope your day goes awesome. Btw, I totally understood when you said you hope you don't get any stupid presents... like a box of chocolates! That would INFURIATE me! If someone did that, it's the thought that definitely counts and the thought would SUCK! Congrats on the 3 pounds lost! Isn't it great to be in control? :)
J-Ann: I'm happy to hear you've recommitted yourself! That's wonderful news and I know you have the determination to stick with it!
Oh... just before I go. THE CHRISTMAS CARD EXCHANGE! If you haven't already PMed me with your mailing address if you wish to do so... ya better do it NOW! I'm gonna PM all those participating this upcoming weekend with each other's addresses and let the Christmas madness begin... so don't miss out! You guys know who you are!
Okay. Gotta grab lunch and pop out to the gym!
11-12-2002, 01:39 PM
You have done a great thiong with your weight loss you must feel fantastic.
I have about ten lbs to go to reach the weight I was at when my husband and I met and Im looking forward to get there and then going beyond. He already says that sometimes he feels like he is having an affair because Im so different looking now, of course he always says he didn't have a problem with my weight ever, He just can't get over the change and he even sees me a being different from the time I lost it 17 years ago, he puts that down to my attitude this time because Im so much happier , the last time I was miserable because it was so hard to stay on track with so much restrictions. I find myself that my shape is so different this time and right now Im at about 3 lbs more lost then when i quit before but im actually wearing smaller sizes now then I did then. What an accomplishment you should be so proud of your self.
Everyone should be proud of themselves no matter how much you have lost because you are trying and that is what counts.
11-12-2002, 06:13 PM
Happy Birthday TINA Happy Birthday TINA
Your 51.4 pounds lighter than your last Birthday, this time next year you'll be 100 lbs lighter, right;)
Hope you had a great day, did you get any good presents?:gift:
Congrats on the 3 lbs loss, your kicking my arse, are you following WW, I stayed the same last week, need desprately to go grocery shopping and stock up on healthy food, been a carb addict lately.
Malia welcome back, sounds like you had an awsome trip, I hope by the time I turn 40 I to will get to travel and enjoy some of the things, I dont' get to enjoy now. You lived alot of our dreams so far. And to boot you get to live in Hawaii, that it's self is a dream alone.:flow2:
I am so mad a my landlord, were renting a Trailer, yes I know I'm trailer trash, but is really a nice trailer, only 4 yrs old. Anyway's, we have two doors, and we only use the one, and yesterday, I opened the door we don't usually use, to tell my son something, he was playing on the deck, bulding a snowman, ( yes I did say snowman ) and there was this envelope between the door and the screendoor. So in side the envelope there's a letter from a Lawyer, saying that this property has been foreclosed on and that we must vacant the property by Dec 5, that's only 3 weeks away, talk about no notice, If i hadn't opened that door they'd be knocking on my door, on Dec 5 , telling me I have to move and I wouldn't know anything about it. My landlord is a spineless thief, I gave him the rent on Nov 1 and he didn't say anything about this, the foreclosure was finalized on Aug 7, and he didn't have the balls to let us know, so he's been pocketing the rent money, since Aug, and not paying the mortgage, So now I have to find a new place to live in 3 weeks, this is a small town, not to many decent places to rent, if any. I know I wont get my damage deposit back, I think I'll take the washer and dryer, since the place has been foreclosed, how are they suppose to know what belongs, I'm sure My landlord will come in and strip the place clean and sell the appliances. I'll just take the washer and dryer as collateral, for my damage deposit.:devil:
Well I have to get back to work, I'm actually quite busy today.
11-12-2002, 06:32 PM
Duckie...I'm no legal expert, but I am certain that you have some rights as far as this situation goes. If you do a search for "free legal advice," there are about 7 million websites to browse. I would not take this lying down. Your landlord is a **** and you should have been given a proper amount of time to find a new place to live. There is no way you can be evicted until you have a new home. Please do yourself a favor and see what can be done. Take care of yourself.
11-13-2002, 08:22 AM
Well weigh in was last night and I did lose but not much but that is ok because my points range went down 2 weeks ago and that slows me down for a couple of weeks and with the doc taking away one of my meds that has an effect as well, so down .6. With the holidays coming up I want to make sure that I have got ten my system back in full running order so that I don't get discouraged by the holidays because i think that would make staying on programe harder with all the food around. My first challenge is coming upo on the 30 dh Christmas dance for work is that day and then the following week they have another dinner at a sensational oriental rest. It is awesome the meal is usually about 20 courses so I want to make sure I'm well prepared for that. So I will work really hard between now and then to give myself that little extra cushion.
11-13-2002, 09:07 AM
Geez, Duckie, that is terrible. It took me two months to just pack when I moved. I will send you :goodvibes: and keep you in my prayers.
Malia WHERE are the pictures? I sure hope you are getting them developed for us. Hmmm... maybe you were gone when we decided to have a Christmas Card exchange? :?: If so do you want to join us? Here is a quote from Sara our keeper-tracker.Oh... just before I go. THE CHRISTMAS CARD EXCHANGE! If you haven't already PMed me with your mailing address if you wish to do so... ya better do it NOW! I'm gonna PM all those participating this upcoming weekend with each other's addresses and let the Christmas madness begin... so don't miss out! You guys know who you are!
I have to say I don't have any holiday spirit right now. The only excitement I feel is - sending all of you cards!!!! Of course you realize there won't be anything to write since I write to you everyday!!!!!!!!!!!:lol: Won't be any Christmas letter enclosed!!!!:yikes: Saved you all on that one.
11-13-2002, 09:54 AM
Well another two pounds are gone! I am very happy that brings my total to ten pounds lost since starting the weight watchers program. How is everyone else doing?
Have a great Wednesday!
11-13-2002, 10:50 AM
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