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03-01-2003, 09:37 AM
This is a continuation of the Strong Minds Strong Bodies Thread. We decided that since we are here for each other through everything and not just weightloss to call it Weighty Issues. We discuss everything that is going on in our lives, and most importantly we support each other through it all. Join us!:)

03-01-2003, 09:41 AM
Good Morning!!! Today is my weigh in day so here goes> I am down to 159(again)I was there for 1 day a couple of weeks ago. but I'll take it anyway. :lol: That is a total of 2 pounds this week and an overall total of 47.5 pounds lost!! YEAH!!

I hope you all have a great day!

03-01-2003, 09:42 AM
Hey Angie, good job starting the new thread!!!
Warning: There seems to be some guy out there Henryguy something posting on every thread about some site to click onto, I did not and will not for fear of what it might cause or be. Just thought I would give the heads up. I went to the first page of forums and saw he was the last to post on tons of pages.

03-01-2003, 12:01 PM
I'm over here, now.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Thought I'd throw in something from "Make the Connection" (the book Oprah and Bob Greene wrote).

Oprah said:
"I've also learned what Glenda, the good witch, told Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz."

I say everyone should tell themselves the good witch's words every day. They were:

"You always had it. You always had the power."

03-01-2003, 12:37 PM
That's my 2nd favorite quote from The Wizard of Oz :lol:

Thanks for sharing that Gar, I really believe Glenda too.
Sorry to hear about your mailbox, glad to hear the people and the deer were ok. "Wench" makes me think of some medieval servant maid wearing a low-cut too small peasant blouse carrying a cup of grog to a big, hairy, burly man. You know the kind you'd find on a romance novel w/Fabio on the cover? :lol:

Angie, good job on the loss! "Look what you've done! I'm melting, melting, ooohhhhhh......." Sorry, Gar got me stuck on thinking about the Wiz of Oz and now all these lines from the movie are spinning around in my head. Yes, it's early and no I haven't had any coffee yet. :dizzy:

Well, I'm still sitting here fooling around while I should be doing the laundry and stuff...so everyone, hope you have an awesome weekend. Have fun and be safe.

03-01-2003, 03:23 PM
Way to go Angie!!!!!! Doesn't it feel so good to look back and see how far you've come. :) And Yay for the loss this week. :bravo:

peekaboo - sounds like that was probably the 'porn bot' mentioned in the anouncement at the top of teh forums now.

Gar - how funny, your guy (9mm in hand) sounds just like my roommate. If we're not expecting someone.... he has a baseball bat to answer the door with. I feel bad for anyone that tries to break into our place, RM is paranoid and BF and I both collect knives. :lol:
Also the mailbox... not many people are that honest anymore. that's nice that they even cared to stop. And I agree, better the box than the deer. I've seen what a deer can do to car, not pretty.

... one of my neighbors, years ago, hit a cow on the highway and completely totaled her car. She was in the hospital for awhile but was ok. I think that she painted her new car like a spotted cow, we teased her so much. :)

So I got a pair of rollerblades @ the thrift store. I think that I might try them out today. I've only done it once before.... so wish me luck.

03-01-2003, 04:36 PM
Way to go Angie!!! Great loss!!! The hard work sure pays off.

"THE WIZARD OF OZ" one of my all time favorite movies in the whole entire world. Yes, I love the classics. I think I'm getting old? Hubby and I were watching MTV special about the top 20 singers that got boycoted and the songs they sang...OMG they were from when I was in High School "1980 something!!!!'LOL Okay, I graduated in 87.

03-01-2003, 04:58 PM
Hi girls! I found out why we had no power all morning. The building downtown that we used to rent and have a bakery front in burned to the ground and knocked out the electricity for my side of town. What a mess. they still have the whole street blocked off. I am sure they will keep it that way until they get it leveled.Sandy, it should be on the news tonight because I saw a crew out there when I headed to Bangor this morning.

I am glad they didn't hit the deer too. My husband has hit a few and it has caused some damage to our cars. We tripped a moose once. Luckily he kept running right over the back of the car and into the woods. Scared me half to death!

That is funny about the gun. I don't blame him nowadays. I found out that Rebel will protect me last night. Jay went out to get a flashlight since the power was out and when he came back into the bedroom with the flashlight on Rebel stood at the foot of the bed and growled at him until he said something. I am a proud mama!!! :lol: Imagine the sight of a 15 pound Jack Russell Terrier defending me while 2 40 pound Keeshond snore beside the bed. :lol:

03-01-2003, 05:14 PM
:cb: GO REBEL~~~GO REBEL:cb:

What a good doggie taking care of your momma like that!!!!
Hope everyone is having a nice day. It is beutiful here in Maine, but they say tonight and tomorrow will be a different story, then we are in for some cold cold weather again! Seems like we get 2 days of good then 10 days of bad!! Angie, I will check it out tonight on the News if we arnt watching movies already. I got 3 at the video store lastnight and we havnt watched them yet. I got "Sweet Home Alabama" "One hour Photo" & "Trapped" we havnt seen any of them so noone post the endings or anything yet....ty:)

03-01-2003, 06:57 PM
I got Sweet Home Alabama too. I wanted One Hour Photo but it wasn't in. I got My Big Fat Greek Wedding instead. Have fun tonight.

03-02-2003, 12:45 PM
Guess your Keeshonds are the kind of watch dogs that watch and then snooze. <G>

Hubby and I had only been married a few years and had been gone for the day. When we got back, and he went into the house first, he came back out and said, "I think you better go in, Rusty didn't recognize me and he's in the dining room growling this low growl."
Rusty was our Ridgeback, and him growling in a room with tiled floors and stucco walls resonated like far away thunder. Ridgebacks have incredible volume capacity.
As soon as Rusty saw me, everything was back to normal.

While we were gone, he had jumped on the back porch door, and it had come open giving him run of the house. We had to find our cat later in the house who had hidden from Rusty. He wasn't a threat to her...he always wanted to play....but she despised him.
She's such a snob.
Our Classic Silver Tabby(who we didn't have yet when the above incident happened), Zeke, loved Rusty.....they got along great.

I can't remember what part of Maine Stephen King lives in, so I don't know if you're near there.
I always wondered if they did anything in particular to their house or lawn every Halloween.
Imagine ringing King's doorbell and saying "Trick or Treat".....

Do people from Maine really call themselves Mainiacs?
(too funny)
We were told this by someone who had moved down here from Maine, but we weren't sure if they were pulling our legs or not.

Hope your power is back on.

Am I the oldest one here?
May 20, 1953.
OMG...I'm a fossil !!

03-02-2003, 06:29 PM
Stephen King lives in Bangor. I go there every Saturday. We have driven by his house and he has a black iron fence all around his property with iron bats on it. CREEPY. I have never went by on Halloween but I'll have to do that some Halloween.

I don't call myself a Maineiac. :lol: But I guess that is what Mainers are called.

We have so much snow today. I hate snow!

Noelle, How is Paradise?

03-02-2003, 07:07 PM
I'm with Angie, been by Stephen Kings house and looks creepy, but I do love his movies.

I don't call myself a Mainiac either, but I guess thats what others call us.

Angie, we went to Agusta today to go to a party at the roller rink, I skated!!! Havent done that in 15 years or so and what a blast I had. We had to leave early though cause like you said the snow was bad, it took us 2 hours to get home, usually its a 40 minute drive. The roads were pure ice till we go closer to the coast and home. Here at my house it snowed a little and has been raining the rest of the time.

How was the movie (Home sweet Alabama?) I loved it!!! Even my hubby liked it. I guess I was feeling emotional cause I even cried at the dog thing!! Won't say to much incase someone else is waiting to see it. "One Hour Photo" was not as good as I thought it was gonna be, but it was okay. Getting ready to watch the other one.

Hugs to all,

03-02-2003, 07:09 PM
Evening Ladies. Typed a whole message, clicked on something, erased the whole thing. Now to summarize.

Congrats to Angie, who is indeed melting..... Great job, so now let's get a new pic huh? I wanna see the new you.

Weather today was georgeous,a nd I took a walk, after days of neglecting myself and the dog. Poor thing must've been holding it forever. Can't wait for nice weather, consistent nice weather. I love spring,a nd to walk outside, wihtout the many layers that make me feel like the mashmallow man.

Love the task of buying new summer clothes, and the idea that I'll have picture sof me at my goal weight... praying I look better in a bathing suit. Definitely holding out on that purchase. That's a big commitment.

So, this week was crazy, and I'm just getting used to being off work.. and then we're almost at Monday. Ugh. Glad we're all on track. .. Oh, we wrote our Dear Birthmother letter. Took forever, and a big stressful moment. But, to talk about how much we love each other, and how improtant a family is, really made me fall in love with husband again... okay okay, sappy.

03-02-2003, 07:23 PM
Sandy, I have never been rollerskating. Sounds like fun. I have tried on the kids rollerblades but that was just to show my sister what a psycho Rebel is with rollerblades. He will try to bite and everything. He hates them.

It is snowing so bad up here still. I shouldn't complain because we haven't gotten half the snow we usually do but I really want spring. Boo Hoo for me. The roads are bad though.

Sweet Home Alabama was good but I didn't like My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I could have fallen asleep during it. That is too bad about One Hour Photo, I was hoping it would be good. Darn! 8 Mile comes out this month. I hope it is as good as the hype.

Speaking of Stephen King. The Langoliers still gives me the creeps. I loved that movie. I always remember it when we are by the airport when it was all empty. Spooky!

I know what you mean Chris about the nice weather. I can't wait until the riverwalk melts so I can walk the dogs again. Rebel is banned from town for taking a bite out of a kids rollerblades so I don't walk him in public.

Me and Jay were just talking about me buying some new clothes today but we are so broke and I am going to have to find about $3,000.00 by April 15. He wants me to go to Kmart. I like the Junior clothes they sell. I did grab a shirt out of my closet today that I had forgotten about and it fits so bonus for me. :lol:

03-02-2003, 07:42 PM
Kempy, How is your head? I hope you aren't too sick and you had fun this weekend.:tired: Talk to ya tomorrow.

03-02-2003, 09:22 PM
Hey everyone. Just a lazy Sunday here and we're sitting around talking story and the guys are out back making a BBQ. Gosh, I really wish this wasn't every darn week! This IS my parents' house so I guess this is where everyone congregates. It's nice that we all get along and visit with each other, but sometimes I wish that I could just have an OP weekend...I know, it's my decision of what to put in my mouth but on Sundays, it's all kinds of evil tempting goodies all over the house! I just ate a large dill pickle so I'm set until dinner time.

Me and 2 of my sisters went to Ala Moana shopping center near Waikiki in her brand new VW convertible beetle. It was 82 degrees and our hair was flying around in the wind. Fun, fun, fun. I kind of went nuts at Sears since they've started carrying the Lands' End clothing line. My sister said that Sears bought Lands' End so that's why they sell the clothes there now. They've got mens, womens, kids, even shoes. So cool, now I don't have to order from the catalog and pay shipping. Yippee. I think I'm shopped out for now. I did need to buy a few things since a lot of my clothes were too big and it's been so long since I've been a smaller size that I couldn't really find anything smaller that I could wear now, except for jeans...to hot on weekends to wear jeans if venturing outside for a long period of time. Sorry to complain about heat :^: . Anyway, have a great night all.

03-03-2003, 01:29 PM
I have been trying to post all morning. I have been busy here trying to clean up some odds and ends from the weekend.

Ok I don't want to hear it anymore about me being a chgatter box you guys are already onto the 2nd page of this thread. :lol:

Angie you are doing great I think I should have gone to your house instead of partying this weekend. I think I would have stuck with my program if I had.

Noelle don't you just love to buy new clothes. The only thing I hate is the mirrors in the dressing rooms. They make me look horrible!

Chris you guys are so romantic. I may need to take some lessons from you. Who knew that writing a letter would give you that feeling all over again.

Gar I don't think Echo would ever growl at anyone she would just pee on the floor. She gets so excited when people come over no matter who they are.

Sandy you should come down here we are going to be in the 70s all week.

Washu how is the new job going?

I had a rather fun weekend. We are going to have to save money for next year though. I didn't realize who much we were going to spend. Yikes! JOe and I had a great time but our friends ended up getting into a fight Saturday evening. We stilll don't know why the girl that was with us was mad. SHe just flipped out when we waled out of a bar. She was having a good time and then BAM it was on.

03-03-2003, 02:14 PM
i'm still getting used to the job. i'm 1 for 7 on sales, but at least getting appointments has gotten easier.:)

03-03-2003, 02:25 PM
ok, it's morning, and the site has managed to out smart me...:lol:

good going Sandy!!!! I used to skate all the time... just got a pair of rollerblades the other day. I hope that they are similar to 4-wheelers, I've only been on blades once... and that shouldn't count 'cause they were 2 sizes too big and really hard to control. Anyhow, I digress. I'm going to try them out in about 1/2 an hour... :crossed:

Oh poor Mel... sunny weather and weekly BBQs. :s: I know what you mean about family get-togethers and tempting food though. good going on the pickle. LF / LC salty snack. I love 'em! And hey, at least grilled food is better than fried, right. ;)

Ok, need to shower and wake up.

03-03-2003, 02:32 PM
Kempy, that is too bad about your friends fight. I think that is pretty much why me and Jay turned into homebodies. Every couple we have ever hung out with would get into a HUGE fight for no reason. I hate it when people do that. I am glad you 2 had fun in spite of the other couple. Got any pics?

Noelle, You should get some chicken every week for your BBq's and marinate it for the night. It will feel like your cheating but you won't. I honestly couldn't handle the BBQ's. I would always end up overeating. It is a good thing me and Jay have a boring life! It makes it so much easier to diet. :lol:

03-03-2003, 02:53 PM
You have done a great job Angie and I am jealous. You inspire me.

I see a couple of fellow mainers here. HI!! Downeast gal here

03-03-2003, 03:07 PM
Don't worry guys we took pics. I have to get the developed first. We didn't take the digital camera b/c it would be to much of a loss if it was stolen. I brought the regular camera and Joe was able to put it in his pocket. I told him that I needed to take some shots for you guys so I am hoping that they have come out good.

Noelle if you stay away from the mayo stuff you should be ok at the BBQ. We usually only have crawfish boils and those things are loaded with salt. Needless to say over the summer I am one water retaining chic. :lol:

03-03-2003, 04:09 PM
Hi essey! Welcome to our thread. This is a great group of girls. How much are you trying to lose if you don't mind me asking? I think all of the support I have gotten here has helped me stick to it. DownEast huh. Are you right on the ocean? I am right in central Maine myself.

Kempy, I can't wait to see the pics. I would love to go to Mardi Gras sometime.

03-03-2003, 04:15 PM
I guess we don't have to many southerners b/c we are to lazy :lol: That isn't true I have seem a few poeple from right here in good ole' LA.

Angie let me tell you it is an experience. If you are easily embarrassed I don't suggest that you go. It is a time that all sorts of people let themselves go adn wear some crazy stuff. We saw a group of guys walking around wearing combat boots and adult diapers. It was funny but at the same time a little gross. I wonder if they were wearing them b/c they didn't want to wait in line or b/c they wanted a weird costume.

03-03-2003, 04:54 PM
Yuck! Guys walking around in pissy diapers. haha I can see it now.

Noelle, where are ya girl? Jay got a giggle last night when I told him about you riding around in a convertible with the top down this after he just got done shoveling 6 inches of wet snow. I think he wants to move in with you too. :lol:

Well, I am off to exercise for a bit. fun fun.

03-04-2003, 06:33 AM
I sure would be glad for the thermometer to get to 30 it sure would feel like a heat wave.
I would like to lose 30 to 40 pounds it has been a battle for the last 30 years. I have always been a cubby person and as a kid I was fed way to good. Looking back I almost think I was treated like the family dog, thrown a treat for being good.
Angie you must live near Bangor, my husband is in the national guard in Bangor and we go there every first of the month. We live near the coast and I love it. I have only lived here 3 1/2 years. I am originally from the southern part of Maine.
Made it through Monday ok with my diet and my husband did well to. He does not seem impressed by it but he knows he has to do something to. :df:

03-04-2003, 08:24 AM
essey, I'm from the Mid-Coast, near Damariscotta/Newcastle. Ever heard of them? Anyway, I hear ya about the temps....it is sooooooooo cold!!! We got a lot of rain the other day on the coast instead of snow and my driveway is like a skating rink!!! But the snowbanks are still high enough if you start to go off the driveway they would just bounce ya back on....LOL...

Wishing everyone a nice on plan day.

03-04-2003, 09:05 AM
I have heard of those towns, I am in Machias. Beautiful coastal town, not much for stores here. It is so small I have to travel an hour just to buy underwear. We do have a shop and save but I think they price gouge because of no competition. Come here in August to the blueberry festival.
As for the temps there seems no relief until the middle of next week. I think my long johns are wearing out! Oh well I guess we have to deal with it but I can not remember having such a cold winter.

03-04-2003, 09:17 AM
peekabooangel: are you closer to wiscasset or lewiston?

03-04-2003, 09:21 AM
I can have my butt in Wiscasset in about 15 to 20 minutes.
I actually live in a town called Bremen, then if you head south you hit Damariscotta, then Newcaslte, then Wiscasset, sounds like a lot but its not, all small towns, if you blink you'll miss em.

03-04-2003, 10:30 AM
My sister went to college in Machias for a few years. I went there once when she was moving into her dorm room. It is really pretty there. Long ride but pretty. :lol:

I am in Guilford. It is by Dover and Greenville(Moosehead Lake). Very boring to say the least.

It was so cold yesterday. I really am ready for spring.

03-04-2003, 11:01 AM
Whew I didn't understand a thing in those last posts. :lol:

Well, today is Fat Tuesday. Thank god I am not in New Orleans. It is pretty nasty outside. It isn't raining but the humidity is high so it is very misty. I am sure the streets and the medians were people stand is a mess.

I took the wrap off of Echo's foot last night and she is much better. She didn't want me to cut that thing off. She kept pulling her paw away. I swear it took me a good 2 hours to get the whole thing off. Spoiled dog that she is as soon as I cut it off she ran into the bedroom and jumped on the bed. I didn't sleep at all last night. I had one cat onthe pillow, one next to my side and Echo was stretched out at the bottom so there was no room for my feet. I can say that tonight she will be in her bed. (right, who am I kidding)

03-04-2003, 12:01 PM
I know Kempy. When I am watching tv in my bedroom all 3 of the dogs have to be in bed with us and they like to wrestle. Last night we had Cappie laying on top of Jay and Candi and Rebel were beating the crap out of each other. It is funny to watch.

I don't know how you can handle the humidity. That is the worst part about summer for me. Especially being in a hot bakery baking and have the extra heat and humidity on top of that.

How are ya feeling today? Did ya get over all the partying, Headaches and stuff?

My scales this morning said 156. Last week I was at 158 but on Saturday morning it said 159 so I just went with that. This weeks weigh in should be a good one. :lol:

03-04-2003, 12:21 PM
I am sure that you will be a happy camper on weigh in day. You have been working so hard.

I think I am fine now. Yesterday my stomach was still a little upset when i would eat something. I really didn't have a headache. I drank bloody mary's to keep that from happeneing. We found a place that made them from scratch not a mix and they were awesome so we kept getting them all day.

I really don't go outside to much when the humidity is high. It isn't bad when the temps are down but in the summer it is miserable. We will have a temp of 96 and 100% humdity. :fr:

03-04-2003, 02:30 PM
Hello ladies. Hack, hack, cough, cough. I've been a little under the weather since yesterday with a sore throat and stuffy sinuses so I've been really lazy. I've been lurking but not posting. Welcome aboard essey--glad to have you here.

I didn't even take my walk yesterday, but I did eat some Blue Bunny full :ink: fat Bunny Tracks ice cream. My sister bought it for dessert on Sunday--didn't even touch it then but I finished it off on Monday. My bad. *sigh* I feel like I'm in a slump...not motivated at all right now to lose weight. :( It's weird how my attitude can do a 360 turn in a day. I can go from being all pumped and raring to go then lose all steam and wonder what the point is of trying at all. Blah! I need to snap out of this. All I want to do is leave work and go shopping. I bought 2 more pairs of shoes yesterday during my lunch hour--this after I already bought 2 pairs the day before + all the other clothes I picked up. It gives me a high when I'm doing it but once I get the bags home and look through the purchases it starts to fade. I just want to go out and do it again the next day. I guess shopping is better than eating huh? I need a pep talk girls, I'm losing the drive.

03-04-2003, 03:04 PM
Hey Mel, don't give up! It's a beautiful day. You've got a beautiful son and a sweet sweet man! :D :D :D

I know how it feels to need something (emotionally?) and just compulsively try to fill that need w/ other stuff. Yeah, shopping is better than eating... but is there something on your mind. Can you sneak away w/ hubby for awhile. Or maybe take the family to the beach or something. The most important thing is not to give up on yourself. RE: the ice-cream, don't stress it. Jump back on, the wagon's waiting.


Oh, BTW if I buy another pair of shoes I think BF will have to forfeit his side of the closet. :lol: Did ya get some cute ones?

03-04-2003, 03:46 PM
Hey Washu, yes it is a beautiful day. We're supposed to get thunderstorms and showers this afternoon but for now it's clear blue and sunny. I am grateful for my family that's for sure. It's work that's bugging me. I want out. I hate tax time. The lady at the accountant's office just bugs me--she reminds me of a schoolteacher I once had. Kind of motherly and annoying :lol: . I need to step back from this diet thing a little, just not get so obsessed about 'good and bad foods'. It's then that I want to binge.

"A woman can never have too many bags or too many shoes." ...Imelda Marcos. Just joking! I did get some cute pairs from Nine West and even from Payless...the buy one, get one half off sale which ended yesterday. I like disposable footwear :lol: . I bought a shoe cubby the other day, holds 25 pairs so I've almost filled it up with my shoes alone. That's not including the ones that I leave outside for everyday use. Of course, hubby's shoes are so huge that I can only put one shoe in each slot instead of the pair. I'm thinking I want to buy another rack and stack 'em up on top of each other. If only could get my closet organized.

03-04-2003, 04:30 PM
Noelle, Are we related? :lol: I have been worrying so bad lately about our taxes too. I know I have to pay at least $3,000.00 but I have none. I am so nervous about it it is all I can think of. This winter has been a hard one and our accounts didn't do half as well as usual so that means I can barely pay my monthly bills let alone try to save for taxes.

Remember how bad you felt before you started to diet? Notice how much weight you have lost? Notice how good you feel now? You need to get on track before you do like I did and gain it back and have to start all over again. That isn't fun. I know you can do this. You have accomplished so much already. That is about all the advice I can give because I am not so good at it myself. :lol:

03-04-2003, 04:33 PM
Oh Yeah, Remember how when I adopted Cappie the other people dumped him because he was a fence jumper? Guess what the butthead did today? He jumped the fence to go meet the kids after school. Scared the crap out of me. The neighbors kids are *******s and tease the dogs so you can imagine my fear that he may bite one and I get sued. He went to sniff them and the little puke sat there and kept barking in his face and screaming at him. I should have bit the little puke myself! I hate kids like that and they are all over my street. I want to move!!! Noelle, Can I come live with you? I'll be your personal trainer. :lol:

03-04-2003, 04:46 PM
Angie, come on over and bring your elliptical. I want to try that. I keep thinking about it. Hubby wants to buy one of those weight bench/combo thingies and I want an elliptical. I think I only want it because you have one and you're doing so great. :lol: I know I have to use it to get the results you're getting...and I don't need another clothes rack in my living room (like the treadmill)...anyway, thanks for the pumping up. I need it. I'm home right now (an hour before I'm supposed to be at lunch) because I was eating my yogurt w/some blueberries and I got some blueberry juice on my brand new white Old Navy t-shirt. Grrrrrr :headache: ! I sprayed Shout on it and put some Clorox 2...now we wait and see if it'll come out. I guess I shouldn't hate my job so much since I get to run away whenever I feel like it and I can be available for my son in case of emergency. I need to stop complaining so much and focus on the good things in life.

Are the kids next door the type that if you scold them they would go to their parent's and "tell" on you? I have a neighbor kid like that and once my dad built this little treehouse outside of our backyard. The kid came over with a machete and started hacking away at it and breaking it down. When my dad went out there and started yelling at him, the kid ran off and a while later his dad came over w/the boy and started yelling at my dad for yelling at his son. First of all he was on our property weilding a knife! How stupid some people are. Stupid people beget stupid children :lol: .

03-04-2003, 04:54 PM
Rebel bit a kid who came into my house with one of the little pukles last summer. It was that boy and Coreys friend but Corey was in the bakery talking to me and they went in after I said not to. They wanted me to kill him(he was 10 months old at the time) or animal control wanted me to give him up. I said fine me and I will go to court because he was in his own house and kids that tease him shouldn't be walking in there with out permission. I ended up paying the emergency room visit but my kids had to go through **** at school about my dog. Rebel isn't mean he is hyper and I think he jumped up to kiss but connected. Anyway those kids now play around my fence and yell and scream and bark , etc. I hollared out one day when they didn't know I was there and scared him half to death. Low class people are who I have to deal with. I am sure they would love to get bit so their parents could sue me. I am glad Cappie was a good boy though. Corey said the little puke was barking and chasing after him!! HELLO?!?! He is lucky he didn't get bit. I would like to see him do that to the big German Shepard that came out to see me and Brit the other day. I really think that one would bite.

03-04-2003, 06:06 PM
UUGGHHH!!!! 5-9 more inches of snow called for for tomorrow! Jeepers. That is just what I need more fence height gone. Spring Please Come!!

03-05-2003, 12:47 PM
Noelle, How are you doing today? Better I hope. I remember something Gennel said when I was having trouble getting back on track, She said" If you really want it then you will do it." It was enough to make me think and get back on track. I hope you can do the same. We are here for you no matter what though. Plus, your potatoe was baked not deep fried so that was good.

03-05-2003, 12:48 PM
Hello, where did everyone go?

Angie, is it snowing there yet? It's only raining here, thank goodness cause I'm at work and gotta drive home and I hate to drive on ice!! As long as the temp stays up it should stay rain here on the coast. Sorry to hear about the taxes, I hate that my hubby is self employeed and we have to pay usually but this year we are actually getting $94.00 back. Not much, but I will take it!!! If you can't pay the tax man, in years past I have just mailed them in with no check and they just kindly send you a bill :), believe me they don't overlook it. Then I call them and make arrangements to pay in the summer months when dh is making the most money (just an idea for you) Don't stress!!!

Hope everyone is having a good day.


03-05-2003, 01:01 PM
Why does work have to be so much work? :lol:

Listen to me, like my job is so hard. I am just upset b/c I havn't gotten on the site all day.

Angie I have done what Sandy is talking about. In fact I have done it every year since we have been married. They send me a letter saying that I have to pay in full first b/c that is the law but then you just give them a call and they will work with you on how much you can pay. Of course you will have to pay all of those lovely interest and penalty fees but it is better than $3000 all at once.

I think this weekned has affected me more than I thought. I can't stop eating again. Do you want to here what I had for breakfast. (don't judge me for this) half a bag of of those candy circus peanuts. I was planning on getting suway for lunch but now I can't stop thinking about an oyster poboy and of course that is fried.

03-05-2003, 02:29 PM
My SIL got a book on disciplining children when she had her baby shower.
At first she wasn't sure if she was going to read it or not.
I told her, "If you don't start using some discipline early....you're going to end up with an animal."
Sounds like none of the kids mentioned here ever got any....and how did parents get so warped that they defend their kids No Matter What They Did, and can't stand having them "corrected" by anyone !?
Sounds like they have their own misguided disfunctional problems.

It's sounding like several of us here (myself included) need to install seatbelts on the wt. control/loss wagon....as we keep sliding/falling off......and some of us getting run over by it...LOL

Hubby went out of town to build some shelves for his parents, and I started on transforming an extra room into a workout room.
Now that the Healthrider is out of the bedroom, I have to start on the bedroom today. It's so bad that a walking path had started to appear. When he comes home and the only mess in the room is his, he will not hesitate to clean up the clutter. (His excuse was that he wasn't cleaning his up as long as my side of the room was a mess)
I bought Julie Morgenstern's book "Organizing From the Inside Out"...and I've finally got some focus and direction regarding a clutter nightmare that's been that way in too many rooms for too long a time.
I'm the packrat around here, and I have to find a way to deal with it. The nice thing about Julie's book (she's been on Oprah helping people get their household better organized), is she doesn't ask anyone to change themselves, or change where they prefer to do things like pay the bills or do craft work......she helps you make better use of the space so you don't have the horror of someone dropping in. You're looking at 30 minutes straighten up time instead of a day or more just for someone to come inside your house.
It's hard to do this sort of thing with hubby around, as he thinks he should help. He's retired from Army Reserve and hasn't found another job yet, so he's here 24/7. I am going to end up in the loony bin !
I Don't Want His Help with clutter cleanup !!
The questions never stop:
When did you buy this?
Why did you buy this?
Where are you going to put this?
Why are you keeping this?
Why aren't you throwing this away?
I can't keep my mind on track when I want to strangle hubby <G> !
And if he isn't "helping"...he's interrupting.
Ok, rant over.

Anyway, he's going to have his work cut out for him taking stuff to the attic when he gets home...He can't park in his side of the garage till it's all been put up.

Not very inspiring weather...It's totally grey here.

03-05-2003, 02:46 PM
yeah, cold and grey here too. I just turned up the heat and turned on the oven for the warmth. We have such crappy windows that when it gets cold outside it sucks all of the heat out of the apt. even through the curtains, though they help alot.

So I finally did it! I went rollerblading!! I am happy to report that I only fell on my *** once, and I think that I will try to get out again today. However, today is tax day. I'm confining myself to the desk 'til bills are paid and my taxes are done.
Yeah, right. I'll be back.

03-05-2003, 02:58 PM
Sandy,It is snowing pretty good here now. It started at like 11:30.

I'm sorry that everyone is having such a hard time this week. I wish I could help but I know how it feels. I have PMS and I know the only reason I am not eating(and I have been wanting to so bad. I have had a couple bites of brownie every day but that is it) is because I did it for 2 weeks last month.

Kempy, The poboy sounds so good!!! I LOVE fried oysters. Whenever we go to Weathervane to eat that is what I get.

Gargoyle, I need to go through all of my closets so bad! I don't know why I find it hard to throw things away. I still have my size 7 jeans from 1989! They are alot smaller sized than the ones nowadays so I know I will never fit into them even if I weighed 105 pounds but yet I can't throw them away!!

Miss Washu, Rollerblading sounds like fun but I am sure I wouldn't even be able to get going. Or wouldn't dare to. :lol:

03-05-2003, 03:00 PM
Hey everyone. I'm feeling better today thanks to all your positive and reinforcing comments here and in my journal. Gee, you ask for help here and boy does it come fast and furious. Still have this sinus headache but I took some meds for it and I'm waiting for it to kick in. No rain yesterday at all. It seems that the storm that was brewing and heading our way blew apart. Hooray. It was HOT~~82 degrees?! I did get my walk in and made my sister promise me that she would FORCE me to go walking with her for the rest of the week even if I said I wasn't going. Once I got out there I was feeling good. I didn't even eat anything after that potato so that was even better. I DID go out and buy a couple of malasadas for my mom and dad but I told them that I was only buying a few and that they HAD to eat them all tonight because I did not want to see any left around tomorrow. They did eat them and I didn't. Not a one. I think I'm back on track today, but it's only 8:40 a.m. so anything can happen, but knowing I have this place to 'come home' to and spill my guts, that should keep me on track. I'll have to focus on the positive things. What are my reasons for losing weight?

1) I want to feel better~~no huffing and puffing while doing normal everyday activities.
2) I want to be a healthy mom for my son and any future children.
3) I want to look the way I feel (sexy :devil: )
4) I want to be proud of my body.
5) I want to be comfortable when traveling on airplanes-- Bangkok here I come!
6) I want to be able to buy clothes in Bangkok where they have "free size" which is equivalent to an American size M, not "big size" which is XL or XXL.
7) I want to head off any possible health problems that come with being obese.

I'm sure there are more reasons but these are the ones that I've come up with so far. Any of you want to share your reasons or aspirations?

Gar, after you're done organizing your clutter could you come to my house and do a walk through? My house needs attention in that respect badly.

Washu, good going on the rollerblading! I don't think I've ever tried that. We have a ice skating rink here but it's been at least 10 years since I've done that. Watch out for that tailbone, I know of another gal who banged hers up pretty bad... :lol:

Kempy, I hear ya on the po'boy. It's always hard for me to get a handle on myself after a weekend of splurge eating. You CAN resist that deep fried, gravy dripping, crusty, yummy sandwich...think of Disney World! Mickey's calling you.

Angie, I haven't even come close to filing my taxes--personal or corporate. I know I'll have my personal ones filed by the deadline but we've had to file extensions for the business this past 2 years since we've got so much dang paperwork to sort. I hate being an entrepreneur! Oh well, one day when we make it big I'll look back at myself today and just laugh, all the way to the bank . Yeah, right. I can dream can't I?

Chris, stop by and say hello. Hope your quest for a little one is going well.

03-05-2003, 04:51 PM
YEAH NOELLE!!!!!! What is a Malasada? Good for you for not eating any of it. You Are Awesome!!!

03-05-2003, 05:13 PM
Malasadas are basically a deep fried sweet bread dough dusted with granulated sugar or cinnamon and sugar--sometimes even filled with chocolate or coconut pudding. Deep fried, hot, sweet, soft & doughy on the inside, sort of crispy on the outside, rolled in sugar after coming out of the oil. Fattening since they're fried and you usually can't stop at eating just one. These are traditionally eaten on Fat Tuesday--or any time you can find the mobile wagon that drives around and fries them up--outside of Walmart or K-mart around here. Check out this website if you want to see pictures. Neat! And nope, I didn't have any yesterday.


If you go to this page, click on "Read more about the beginnings of the commercial malasada in Hawaii" . Great article with more links to all the great fattening pastries and goodies we have here in Hawaii. :D No wonder I'm this BIG!

03-05-2003, 05:39 PM
I did not dare go look at the link Noelle, but I think they sound an awful lot like what we call fried dough here or a doughboy. Sometimes here they put on pineapple stuff or strawberrry or apple filling. I like them with the powdered sugar and the cinnamon sugar. And like it's not bad enough they fry them, here they throw on some good old butter for good measure.

Weathervane~~~~ Angie, I love that place, we only get to it like 1 time a year in Belfast I think but it is very good food. But I don't like oysters, I usually have the shrimp or seafood platter, I figure if I'm doing it I may as well go full boar....lol.....actually now I would probably choose much more wisely...for I am learning and very strict with myself and my points. 5 weeks now and not 1 time over on my points. Actually tomorrow will be my 6th Thursday WI....will post the results tomorrow, but having TOM too and that is not helping!!! But maybe by morning some of this water retention will be gone!!!!!!!!

Wishing you all well,

03-05-2003, 05:41 PM
How in the world did you find that site noelle? To me fritters and beignets are the same thing. I don't put anything inside my fritters when and if I make them. They are dangerouse to have in the house. I don't think Joe would even get any of them.

I didn't eat the poboy for lunch. Isntead I had some lasagna from an Italian rest. across the street. I am not sure what would have been worse. Oh well, it is to late now. It has been in my belly for almost 4 hours.

This weather is killing me. All I want to do is go to sleep. I wonder if this is what it is like to be deprived of oxygen? The humidity is really bad right now so it feels kind of hard to breath.

03-05-2003, 05:59 PM
Oh My gosh, that stuff looks so good. We make apple fritters every day and I am not kidding they take up a whole paper plate. We never realized just how big they were until we went to one of our accounts and they had 1 fritter per plate. Our Honey buns are that big too. I don't think 1 person could finish a whole one by themselves.

I have been nibbling the peanut butter dip that I put on chocolate donuts today. BAD GIRL! My period is due on the 10th so that maybe why today is a bad day. The dip tastes just like peanut butter fudge and I swear I could eat the whole bowl! I had a couple tastes and then I stopped. Now I'll eat my fat free hot dogs for supper and live in my bedroom tonight. :lol:

Sandy, We went to Weathervane at Christmas when I was on a binge and I ordered the Admiral platter figuring well, I am going to make it worth it. I ate it for lunch, supper and snacked all night and I still couldn't eat it all. I had to give the rest to the dogs the next morning. That was strange because I used to be able to pack it away. hehe

03-05-2003, 07:09 PM
Whhew, Taxes are done and e-filed. As long as the IRS accepts the form, I get $400 back!!!!!! YAY!!! That goes straight to a credit card.... This summer should be better than last year. Both of the guys have promised to make monthly payments to me. I want to be out of debt this year....
O-well, enough $$$ talk. I almost cried when I checked my bank account, not doing that again for awhile!

Way to go Noelle!!!!!! Back home they call those scones. Then I moved here and scones are something completely different :lol: I've not had one for ages... at the county fairs they call them elephant ears, 'cause they're that big. You are such a swetheart too, even though you knew you wouldn't have any you still get them for your folks...

Here we go again.... food and sex :lol: I've never had a po'boy, but that's the first thing (wait no, second thing) that I want to experience when I go to Philly. (the first, of course, an authentic cheese steak :)) Should I go North of South for a true po'boy? It's a southern thing isn't it? With all of this talk you've got me craving Ivar's. mmmmmmmmmmmm clam strips. :homer:

It's too cold to skate today so I'm drinking my water and doing pit-stop exercises. Maybe I'll go downstairs and lift weights later.

Fun fun the kids get baths..... the ferret (Zoe) isn't that bad, but the cat :eek: !!!!

Angie - I've been into the peanutbutter today too. I dropped a few M&Ms into the jar and had to stop myself....


03-06-2003, 10:01 AM
Rebel gave me a fat lip last night. He jumped up as I bent down. Little Rockhead!!

Ok Noelle, You ruined me. :lol: No, Really it was PMS. I had the munchies so bad yesterday. I ate some pretzels(YUM I haven't had those forever) some wow chips and I munched on Peanut butter dip and a few bites of Jays brownie. PMS sucks!

Kempy, Did you get your PoBoy for supper? We have had humidity like that before too. It feels like you just can't catch a good breathe. I stay in the pool as long as I can on days like that. Too bad I couldn't jump in during work. :lol:

03-06-2003, 11:27 AM
I never have gotten that poboy. I talked to Joe on the phone last night and told him that I still want one so maybe when he gets home tomorrow we will go get one.

The humidity is worse today. If that is possible. It is still kind of drizzling but it is supposed to clear uip for the weekend. :cp: We might stat to get our yard back together. It isn't supposed to get cold anymore. I was noticing my flower beds in the back and boy they look bad.

03-06-2003, 11:51 AM
I can't wait for my tulips to come up but first there is a five foot pile of snow on top of my flowerbed that needs to melt. :lol:. I planted tons of them around the tree on my front lawn and it looks so pretty in the spring. Jay built me a flowerbed out back by the deck and we planted tulips and hyacinth(I love those) in it. I have a hyacinth in a pot on my windowsill starting to peek out of the soil.

The weatherman said it is supposed to be close to 40 on Saturday so maybe I can get some walking in.

03-06-2003, 12:01 PM
Wow 40? That isn't even going to be our lows here this week. Sorry, just had to rub it in. lol

I is so pretty right now with all of the trees turning green. On the other side of my fence in my back yard is a big wooded area adn all of the trees are starting to bud out. I love it, that bright shade of green that everything has. There is one road inthis town that is covered with azaleas and wisteria and every spring I love to drive down it. Once I almost wrecked b/c it was so pretty I wasn't paying attention. I will see if I can find a web site with tose two plants on it so you can see how pretty they are.

03-06-2003, 04:25 PM
Hello my chickies! We have warm weather here + tradewinds for a nice cool breeze. It doesn't get much better than this. Lows of 69-70 and highs of 79-82 :flow2: . We're supposed to get some rain this weekend but we were also supposed to get thunderstorms the last 2 days--didn't happen. Oh well. Our backyard is getting an overhaul. So many odds and ends in the tool shed--everything's going and the garden with it. Actually, the garden was not intentionally planted, but we had long squashes,egg plants and tomatos growing out of the spot where we used to have a composting bin. Everything's getting dug up. Hopefully once the yard is cleared we can plant grass again. Right now it's pretty much hard compacted clay without any topsoil.

Sorry for the bad vibes yesterday Angie. I think I'm PMS'ing too, just waiting for the "m" again. Today is another day that we can do good. Someone very wise once told me that! Sorry to hear about your lip. My sisters dog gave me a bruised knee not too long ago with his hard head. Not fun.

Kempy, you and that po'boy :lol: . You know I just realized that living here we don't really have a big seasonal change--like the snow melting and the flowers, trees and grass growing or the leaves turning in the fall. I've seen it before while on the mainland and it IS very beautiful.

Washu, I vote for going down south for the po'boy. Nothing like having the real deal in the place where it's made :T . How'd the cat washing go? Are you walking around today with bandages on your arms? :lol: I think I've only given my cats a bath once in their lifetimes, and that was for medical reasons--but they live outside anyway.

I vote that once everyone gets to goal we all meet up and go traveling to each others' home state and eat the local foods one can only find there. Yum! Look at me, thinking about food--it's never ending I tell ya.

Did we lose ShanB? I wonder if she's still crunching...

Peekaboo, Gar, Chris and anyone else I may have missed, hope you're all having a great day.

03-06-2003, 04:37 PM
Hi chickies,
Sorry late posting today, but I was so busy at work, and the boss was there all day. Well today is official WI day and the scale queen granted me a loss of 1 lb. I will take it!!! I was upset at first, cause I've worked so darn hard!!! I know it has to be because of my period? I retain so much stupid water!!! The blood pressure pills make me retain it too, but I'm on a water pill too, but forgot to take it today.....rrrrrrrrrr...I'm really usually good about that!!! Anyway, next week will show a better loss I'm sure of it!! Anyway if I look at it as loosing a lb package of butter thats a visual.......eeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww, you ever stared at a lb of butter? Hurray for me loosing my butter, maybe it came off my butt???:D .

I know I am doing all I can do so I will just keep plugging along and the losses will add up!!!

Hugs to all,

03-06-2003, 04:43 PM
Sandy, I love your way of thinking. A pound of butter is quite alot. Good for you!!

Noelle, I did great until work. I made Peanut butter brownies and I have been nibbling on that and that damn peanut butter dip. Can anyone tell that I love peanut butter? :lol: I will cut my supper in half so it will maybe even out. Plus the kids concert is tonight so maybe I won't want to snack when I get home. I'll be fine as soon as I start my period but it sure sucks waithing for it.

I like the traveling to everyones home state to eat!! Maine would have to be what? Lobster and blueberries.

03-06-2003, 05:18 PM
Angie, Maine would have to be Lobster, blueberries and all your wonderfull goodies!!!!

03-06-2003, 05:35 PM
Sandy I never thought about it that way. Does anyone know how many pounds are in a 5 gallon bucket?

I like the state vacation too. It is a shame that we can't figure a way to make it tax deductable. There would be so many things that you would have to eat here. Po'Boys, bignets, pralines,gumbo,jambalaya and any kind of seafood you can think of. If you guys do eat here you have to taste alligator. It is really good.

I have been really busy today. I guess that is a good thing.

03-06-2003, 05:44 PM
We had a guy open a pizza shop up in town a long time ago and he was from Florida so he named it Gators. He had alligator meat there but I never tried it. Is it good? What does it resemble for a flavor?

03-06-2003, 05:56 PM
Don't laugh but it tastes like chicken. I swear. If you get it farm raised it does but if it is straight from the wild it is kind of gamey. But I think that is true off all meat from the wild. I really like it. We have a local seafood place that has farm raised stuff and the serve it fried as an appitizer.

03-06-2003, 06:47 PM
Mmmmmmm :T I've tried every single one of those things you mentioned while I was in New Orleans, Kempy. The only thing I didn't want to try and still won't is the soft shell crabs. Rick says they're the best thing (we can get them in a sushi roll here, called "spider rolls") but I just can't get over the idea of it. Molting crabs, yech. I think I would try the gator meat though--I would eat gator before I would eat frog legs :lol: .

I guess you guys would have to have all the traditional luau foods here. The kalua pig, laulau, lomi lomi salmon and poi. Personally I only really like the kalua pig and could do without the rest of the luau stuff. But even if you don't enjoy the food you can ogle all the half naked men doing the hula :lol: . All the other foods here were influenced by other countries--Korea, Japan, China, Portugal, Philippines, etc. I have so many favorites I wouldn't know what to recommend--except maybe for desserts, like those on that link I posted yesterday. OK drooling on my keyboard now. Gotta go.

03-06-2003, 06:48 PM
Evenin' ladies! I feel like a foreigner around here. Sorry i'm slacking lately. Well, not really slacking wiht diet and exercise, but slacking with this site. I've been working late sometimes, and getting our papers together for the adoption process. It's been wonderful talking to family about the future. We're getting a lot of support from everybody, which is awesome!

I'm a good girl with food lately. Eating right, and knowing when to stop, even when i'm 'pms'ing. Had aerobics last night. Always feel better for going, even though sometimes I have to drag myself. Maintaining my weight, which is good. Hoping to get toned up.

Husband has chemo tomorrow morning, it's every 8 weeks now. He's okay, but two times has had an episode, and needed home health meds. Not good. It's gotta be the stress of everything hitting him. We'll cope, somehow. Well, i'm gonna see when i posted in my journal last. bye girls... think about me!

03-06-2003, 08:16 PM
Hi Chris :wave: ! I can feel your excitement and faith when you talk about this adoption process. Best wishes to you. We miss you around here but at least you're not thinking about food all the time--it's better to fill your mind with other, more positive thoughts :bb: .

I wanted to share a pic that I took this afternoon. It's of my son with his little oriental 'girlfriend' . They both leave preschool at 12 noon. Everyday after school they hold hands while walking out of school then give each other a hug at the end of the sidewalk. One won't leave the school without the other. Sometimes if I'm running late the little girl won't let her grandma or grandpa leave the school until I get there to pick up my boy. I think it's cute--I just had to document it. Ahhh, so innocent. Oh yes, and they part by saying "I'm gonna miss you" :love:

sorry, it came out kind of blurry and pixelated so I'm gonna fart around with the settings then try to post it again. :shrug:

03-06-2003, 08:24 PM
Second try

03-06-2003, 08:27 PM
Oh what cuties!!!!

My little girl is 5 and in kindergarten, she has a boyfiend named Brandon. They both say they are gonna marry each other when they grow up. Boy I hope he can handle my little girl, she is so independant!!!!

03-06-2003, 08:57 PM
TOO CUTE!!! Puppy love! Your son is so adorable!

I just got back from the kids concert. No matter where we sit it is always in the wrong spot. We wanted to videotape it but all we could see of Brittany was the top of her head and the twins are so short you couldn't even find them. It was cute though.

Taxes are done. Strange but last year I had to pay in $2700.00 but this year I only have to pay in $42.00. What is up with that? Jay came in and said $4200.00 and I almost cried. I'll gladly take 42.00. BIG WEIGHT lifted off my shoulders now why do I want to celebrate with Weathervane? YIKES!!

Chris, I hope your hubby feels better soon. Has anyone given you any idea on how long of a wait you will have for a baby to come available to you? I hope you don't have too long of a wait.

03-06-2003, 09:26 PM
Chris I am so glad that you dropped in. I is weird not having you here. It is like almost all of us started off here to gether. The ony person we are missing is Jenn. Maybe she willd drop in too. I can see that the two of you are so ready for this. I am like Angie how long do you have to wait. It seems like there are so many children out there who need homes that it shouldn't take that long.

Noelle, I can just hear them saying, "i'll miss you". They are soooo cute. See, I could handle having a kid that age. I seem to get along with them bettter.Doyou think when we have a baby we can request for it to saty in until it is 5 and not hurt coming out?

Angie are you on here b/c you don't want to watch the pres.? I am avoiding cleaning.

Good news about the taxes. We are getting back about $60. We never get anything back.

03-06-2003, 09:52 PM
Kempy, that's what epidurals are for! Give me the drugs I want no pain :lol: . I kind of miss having a little tiny baby though--he's growing so fast. He's been eating A LOT lately. His teacher at school told me he had 4 helpings of whatever entree they had for lunch. He asked for it, they gave it to him. They must think I'm starving him at home. Yesterday he wanted a sandwich for dinner. I made him a turkey w/mayo and cheese on 2 slices of wheat. He ate that while I went for my walk. By the time I got back an hour later, my dad said he ate 2 more whole sandwiches!!! :ink: He must be going through a growth spurt because normally he's a picky eater. Gosh I hope it's a growth spurt because I hate to think he'll be eating like this for the rest of his life--he'll be big as house like me! :lol:

Angie--that is so cool on the taxes. I love little everyday blessings like that. cha-ching! I think I'm waiting until the last minute again...I like to procrastinate and get gray hair worrying about it.

What the heck is George Dubya babbling about now? Are we or aren't we???

03-07-2003, 08:35 AM
Angie, great about the taxes, I know it's a big weight that comes off the shoulders, I know when I went to do ours with the tax man it was such a relief! I think there were more child credits this year and the increase for the deduction per dependant was bigger? Anyway, I know how you feel.

Hope everyone is having a good day.


03-07-2003, 11:07 AM
They must have changed alot to do with taxes. Boy was I surprised and relieved because I didn't save a penny last year. YIPPEE now I can start the summer out not in debt and maybe I can try to sell my house and at least move farther out of town to get away from all of these neighbors. Of course we have everything we ever wanted right here but we hate the location.

My eating was so bad last night. I did cut supper in half but after the kids concert I got bored and I ate a quarter of Jays brownie and some microwave popcorn with spray butter and parmesan cheese and some crackers(about 5) with peanut butter. SAD!!! I didn't need any of it. I just felt like eating. I hate it when that happens. I have no intentions of baking anything in the bakery today so maybe I can stay on track and show a good loss tomorrow. My last peek at the scales(before I started to slide) was at 156 but since I have been bad the last few days I highly doubt it will be the same tomorrow. I should still have a loss but not the 3 pounds I was expecting. Oh well, suck it up Angie!!! My 12's are getting loose so that feels good and if I continue to eat right I will be in my 10's by the end of the month. Incentive enough??!!? I hope so!!

03-07-2003, 01:12 PM
Anige you should know not to worry about the pms thing. You do great and I think you will pull through this just fine. Sometimes I have to tell myself that I am working out so I can eat some of these treats. Of course I have to be careful saying that so I don't go overboard.

Noelle good to hear that you are back on track.

I did it this morning, I got on the scale. I am only up 2 lbs. Thank goodness. I thought it would be worse that that. This will be no problem to get off.

I can't stay long today is like a Monday around here. I will be back later.

03-07-2003, 02:13 PM
Kempy, Do you have a surge in people coming back to the gym after Mardi Gras like after New Years?

03-07-2003, 02:14 PM
Hey Ladies! Just a quick one today I gotta run off and 'save the day' for hubby again. He forgot a concrete drill and he desperately needs it to start his job today. So I wrangled me a little detour to the mall w/some extra cash this morning after delivering this to him :s: . I didn't even have to ask, he just said I'll give you some $dinero if you bring my drill. :lol: OK I won't complain about my job anymore this week. TGIF! OK I think I did well on damage control this week. I'm back down to 183 *sigh*. I am really REALLY happy with a maintain (can I call it that if I went up then came back down? :lol: )

Angie, you're doing great! Little nibbles here and there won't kill ya for the amount you're working out. You'll get into those 10's I'm sure.

Kempy not bad for over a weekend of partying. Those 2#'s will slide right off after a few days of eating clean.

Everybody else, have a great day--I'll check back later gotta scoot!

03-07-2003, 02:51 PM
:wave: Hey there all,
What a day!!! When the boss is in, I am so busy, she finds stuff for me to do. Oh well I guess thats why Im here....LOL
Actually I love my job, I really do.
The food is all good with me still and the exercise too. Tonight is Evans bday party wish me luck. Dear hubby is gone for the weekend fishing so I'm all alone, except for Evan and his 3 friends. Alexis is staying at my moms thank goodness. I am taking the boys to the movies tomorrow, think we will see Kangaroo jack.
Check in later girls, have a nice night!!!

03-07-2003, 03:49 PM
We have been really busy these last few days. I think it may be b/c Mardi Gras is over. I also think it is b/c bathing suit season is coming and everyone is starting to freak out.

THE SUN IS OUT!!!! I don't think we have really seen it for a few weeks. I start to feel yucky when I don't see it very often. I am sure everyone is that way.

03-07-2003, 08:06 PM
Sandy, :hb: wishes to Evan :hat:. Good luck controlling 4 boys during a party! :eek: We saw Kangaroo Jack a few weeks ago. Fun movie for kids but I have a hard time seeing "Vern-o" from Stand by Me (Jerry O'Connel) all grown up and skinny :lol: . He's kinda cute in a dorky kind of way.

Well TOM snuck up on me this morning, almost a week early. Hmmmm, what the heck is going on? Early, late, early, late. I guess my body can't get used to all the fluctuating hormones when the fat cells go up and down. Anyway, still feeling good and on track so that's that. I was wondering why my bodacious tatas were getting sore :lol: . I crack myself up...

Anyway, just winding down the afternoon and thought I'd pop in. Have a great weekend girlfriends.


03-08-2003, 09:57 AM
I am down 2 more pounds of Butter!!!! :lol: I weighed in at 157 this morning. I'll check back later but I have to squeeze in a walk before my sister gets here to take the girls.

03-08-2003, 10:18 AM
Way to go Angie!!!! Are you going away for the day? Sis coming to get the girls? Have fun with hubby!!!

03-08-2003, 11:00 AM
It would have been 3 pounds but I went up yesterday from 156 to 157 but now I know why! My period just started!!! YEAH!!! I was actually really pissed when I got up this morning and was still up. I ate only my 3 meals yesterday and exercised for an extra 15 minutes to balance out my splurge on Thursday. Now I know it was just TOM. I feel better.

My sis is going to the bar and wants Brit to babysit. I was looking forward to attacking Jay but now I can't. DARN!!!

03-08-2003, 12:29 PM
Isnt that always the way, stupid mother nature has to stick her ugly head in and mess everything up. My dh has gone up north and could not have any fun with him before he left either cause of mine~~~oh well over now so we will have a hay day time on Sunday night.
How old is Brit? Old enough to babysit I take it. My oldest is now 11 today, and I have started leaving him alone a little at a time, but I still can't leave the 5 year old with him, they would kill each other before I got home. So this year I will have to put her in daycare 2 days a week when I work, my mil will take her 2 days and I only work 4 so that takes care of that.


PS) the guys went fishing somewhere called Topsfield, so they wernt coming your way this time Angie. But I gotta tell him about your honey buns, you say they are as big as the plate? He loves honey buns and cinnamon rolls are his fav.

03-08-2003, 12:35 PM
Brit is 11 too. She will be 12(oh my god is she that old already :lol:) in October. This is her first time babysitting but my sis will be just up the road and I am about 5 minutes away.

I will take a pic of one of the honeybuns tomorrow and post it if you want. They are pretty big.

My kids are going to get Chinese today. Okay, I am having lobster and spaghetti(my favorite) so I am not too jealous. haha

03-08-2003, 12:42 PM
I see you eat Lobster and spaggetti a lot. Do you buy fresh lobster or what? I mean my hubby is a lobsterman, but I don't even get lobster this time of year.....lol....

Yeah the age of kids, sure goes by fast. I never realized how fast.

Now a more personal issue, on your weight thing at the bottom your high weight is in the 260's, was that when you were prego or just large? I was just wondering. I mean I am striving to loose the first 100 and you just make it seem possible. I know it's possible, but so much easier when you know someone who actually did it.

03-08-2003, 01:10 PM
Don't have much time, so this is just a short note to suggest to Kempy to buy a gallon of water and weigh it on the scale.

Then you can multiply by however many gallons you like.

Offhand I don't know what 5 gallons of water weighs either.

03-08-2003, 01:50 PM
Good morning ladies! Congrats Angie on the 2 lbs. :dancer: So TOM hit you a little early too huh? Me too. Slight differences for me and you this week: You lost weight, I didn't. I "got some", you didn't :lol: ROFL :devil: Now that I think about it, I would've taken the 2 lb loss over the ya know... nah, who am I kidding? I've noticed that as we've gotten older, quantity has dwindled while quality has vastly improved. So there. I am such a goof.
So you're going to taunt us with a picture of your plate-sized honeybuns are you? drooling already... :T

Well as I reported on the challenge thread, no loss for me this week. Still holding @ 183. I haven't had an OP weekend for so long. I am going to try very hard today. I usually do great during the week then whatever weight was lost is packed back on the weekend. It takes me the week sometimes longer to get back to my starting point *sigh* .

Sandy, you're hubby is a lobsterman? That must be some tough work. Tell him I said thank you very much. I love eating lobster. I love eating crab and shrimp, oysters, mussels...I love eating, hence my presence on this site. My hubby used to fish on an aku (tuna) boat during the summers when he was a boy. He loves the ocean and sun and surf. I can't swim, avoid the sun for the most part and only go to the beach if I'm forced too. Opposites attract in our case.

Well, gotta get my butt up and moving. Kempy, Chris, Washu, Gargoyle and any other lurkers out there, have a great weekend and be safe!

03-08-2003, 03:59 PM
:lol: the cat washing... I have a few scratches. She got me good in one place, it actually bruised ... ok, I'll spare Angie the details... We started out in the sink, but she got all feisty so I threw her into the shower and held the door closed while I targeted her w/ the nozel. :lol: She made the most god-awful sounds... but for the most part behaved.

good year on the taxes, I guess. I also got a refund, had to pay mucho last year...

Oh, state visits would be so much fun! We'd have to go the Pike Place and have a ball. Fresh seafood, fruits and veg. from Yakima... however, we'd have to do WA before LA 'cause I don't think you'd ever get rid of me Kempy. RE: aligator meat, sounds interesting, I'm game. Has anyone ever tried Ostrich? It's a red meat, sposed to be much leaner and healthier than beef.

So, I weighed on WEd.(?) and had lost 2#, down to 173. I weigh in today, and I'm at 178!!!! :yikes: I know that I haven't eaten perfect, but I haven't been that bad... however, I have eaten alot of salty foods... and not been drinking enough water... kick me in the butt girls! I KNOW what I should be doing, but I'm just not doing it.

Chris - good to see you again! We're all so excited about the baby. When do you know 'for sure', and yeah, how long 'til it happens? It is so great that your family is behind you both w/ this too. My thought are with you. :goodvibes

Congrats on all of the losses and maintains!!!! The rest of us gotta keep movin', right. :high:


03-08-2003, 04:34 PM
Sandy, I weighed 265.5 pounds about 2 years ago and I lost it all and got to 130 then I just kinda lost track and gave up until I got back up to 206.5 and I came here. It was pretty easy to lose it but the maintaining was harder than I thought and of course Chinese would bloat me up 5 pounds and I would get frustrated and eat again. I got to the point where I figured to **** with it if I am going to gain weight AND exercise for 1 1/2 hours every day then it isn't worth it. Now I know it was all worth it and then some. I think for me it took gaining it back to appreciate it and I intend to maintain this time no matter what. I just need to keep my cool if my weight fluctuates and stop thinking in terms of all or nothing.

MishWashu, I would like to try ostrich meat too. I heard it is very healthy. I can just hear your kitty now. MEOOOOWWWWW!!!!!My cats are so feisty today it must be spring fever.

I actually buy 2 lobsters on Saturday and pick them then split the meat into 4 portions and mix it with vermicelli,garlic and lowfat parmesan. Me and Jay eat it for Saturday and Sundays suppers. It cost $16.00 for the lobster today so I figure that is still cheaper than Chinese for 1 day. :lol:

03-09-2003, 03:18 PM
MMMMmm, Angie I've only had lobster once, at a bbq. Straight from the cooler to the boiling water, then to the plate. by the time it was through, it looked like the lobster had won teh fight I had so many sratches and cuts. :lol: Your spaghetti sounds delightful.

Mel - how is your weekend going? I've installed a new safety harness on the wagon for you. It's made of bungee so that even if you do fall off, you get snapped right back on. Pronto.

Well, I'm just checking in on a lazy Sunday. If the weather holds I think I'll take the blades to the lake again. Hope everyone is having a good day.


03-09-2003, 06:11 PM
Washu, I think the harness is working! I had a bit of an episode late last night but I've been really good today--it's a miracle for me especially on a Sunday. We're having crab legs tonight for dinner so I'm being careful right now. Thanks! We're having Seattle weather right now. Really gray skies and a slight drizzle. Looks like it's going to pour tonight though.

It's not been a lazy weekend for me at all. I *****ed about it in my journal...we've been cleaning up the clutter big time at our house. I kind of like the physical activity though. Makes me feel strong. Roar! Also makes me feel really punchy--like I want to kick my bonehead BIL's butt! :lol:

Anyway, just took a breather and thought I'd check out the posts. Have a good rest of the day all.

03-09-2003, 07:19 PM
Here is the honeybun. I am not trying to tempt anyone but I had to show how big they are. Sorry!!!

03-09-2003, 07:20 PM
Here is an apple fritter. I really don't see how people eat a whole one.

03-09-2003, 07:31 PM
Okay Angie, is that a small plate or a big one (dinner plate)
and my dh says could you fax one over and he will taste test....LOL

03-09-2003, 08:47 PM
It is a big plate. The styrofoam ones you can get for suppers at Walmart. Tell him if I could I would be more than happy too. hehe :lol:

03-09-2003, 08:52 PM
I guess I have to cave and buy some new sneakers. With all the walking we have been doing this weekend my pinky toe has rubbed on the next one over and boy doesn't it hurt now. It rubbed the skin off. OUCH. I had to do the bike tonight and I hate the bike!!

Wow Sandy, You are almost to 20 pounds gone. Good job!!! Don't you just love the feeling of seeing the scales go down. That always drives me to the next day. Maybe I am weird. :lol:

03-10-2003, 09:59 AM
Bad Bad Angie, tempt us like that!! Yummy pictures, you must have a great camera. My pictures never make my mouth water!!

Well, I'm back again, hoping to make myself check in, even though i'm so side tracked lately. I am very proud of you guys though. I see your stats changing, wow angie, you're doing so great, get a more updated picture, will ya? I remember the first time you updated our picture, you looked so different from the first one... you seem to change in your face a lot... you look wonderful darling!

I stepped on the scale, and to my surprise, the exercise is continuing to up my metabolism: I"m weighing in at 147 pounds, even with PMS! Thank you Jesus!! I can't believe it. Cause hubby made a very traditional english country dinner Sat. night, for me and my dad, who was here for dinner. I felt like a giant grape. But, i guess the exercise and good food choices is still giving me results. I kinda figured i'd get to my goal,a nd then maintain it, but it looks like my body has another goal in mind... what a fabulous day!!

We're so grateful to our family and friends, because they continue to support us in our baby dream, and we'll show you our web page when it's up and online, probably June, if not sooner. I'll let you in on it when it's there. Pray for us girls. "ll check back in later! Ciao Bellas!

03-10-2003, 11:34 AM
Wow Chris, still losing huh? That would be great to step on the scale and get a pleasant surprise like that. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

I'll have Brit take a pic soon. I have to recharge my battery pack. I don't think my face is changing alot now. I think I lost all the weight in my face first. :lol:

Kempy, How was your weekend?

Noelle, How did you do with your BBQ yesterday?

Sandy and MissWashu, good morning girls.

03-10-2003, 12:00 PM
You people are doing so good. I weighed myself and nothing. Oh well!! I am not going to give in. I did my walk this morning and my job searching. Hopefully I will not have to search to much more. My boss called me and does not want me looking for a new job she is hoping I will be called back soon.(ME TOO) Hope everyone is well.
I made a strawberry cake this weekend. It required oil and eggs. I put in the oil but used only egg whites. It looks yummy but I don't dare to touch it. The frosting alone has got to be 200 calories per serving. I did not put any butter in it. Not much fat but alot of calories.
Lunch is rolling around and I am starved.

03-10-2003, 12:25 PM
essay, I don't even use the oil in cakes and they come out the same. I just up the water alittle and use egg whites. I make a glaze too for frosting. I usually do cocoa powder,milk and confectionery sugar. I make it really thick and them microwave it for 30 seconds to make it thin and spread it on the cake and it will get harder as it cools so I don't use any butter. YUM. I can't even tell it is lowfat. I eat a piece every Saturday for a treat.

03-10-2003, 01:51 PM
We sell Ostrch sticks here. They are called Ostrim. They kind of taste like a slim jim but with out all of the fat and grease. I love them, very low in fat.

You guys have been on a roll this weekend. We got busy around the house so I couldn't get on line. We are trying to get ready for next weekend so we are doing all of the things to the house that need to get done now. We still need to go bug a large piece of luggage. I really don't like to spend money on that.

You guys are really doing good. I love to hear all of the positivness going on on the thread. I will be back later when I get more time to chat.

03-10-2003, 02:15 PM
good morning!! I'm on my 2nd cup o' jo and contemplateing breakfast... hmmm.

Mel - read your journal, and first - I can relate to the BHBIL. One of our roommates was like that. (before the escape from the house) Drove me crazy. But, I bet your house and it's suroundings look so fresh and new.... :)
and - re: the bbq, "a little bit of everything" isn't so bad, as long as it is a LITTLE BIT.... but the menu looked fairly healthy to me. Made my mouth water.... mmmm crab legs....

Speaking of mouth watering! OMG Angie!!!! Those both look delicious. Very dangerous, they look like something that I would eat the whole thing by just picking at it 'cause it tastes so good. (That happens more than I'd like)

Essey - you'd be suprised at how versitile cake mix is. I make chocolate cake w/ diet cola. Don't know an exact measurement, enough to make it cake dough consistancy. No eggs, no oil. And it comes out really moist, a tiny bit sweeter than usual, but pretty much the same as normal. And because 'diet' has nothing (except sodium) to it, you're just getting the nutrition facts for the mix alone.

BTW I got that idea from 3FC!!!

Ok, gotta keep movin'. Be back later.


03-10-2003, 02:27 PM
Hey girlies,
Finally I get a minute to pop in. I have been really busy at work today, seems when the boss is here is when I am my busiest.:) Wonder why????:?:

Thanks for the encouragement Angie, yes, I am hoping that I hit that 20 lb mark this week, but if I don't well I know I will next week. I will keep a positive attitude.

I made it through my sons 11th birthday celebration weekend with the extra 3 boys at the house, OMG can boys eat!!! Anyway, I stayed on plan, and did not have one bite of cake or icecream. I took them to the movies on Saturday to see Kangaroo Jack (not the best movie in the world) and they had movie popcorn, smelled good but none for me and I am actually happy about that and not feeling deprived at all. Well the left over cake was in the pan still with a plastic lid on it, I put it in the oven to get it out of my sight. Guess what? I know you guessed, but humor me, I turned the oven on Sunday night to cook this wonderful low fat chicken/brocc quiche and then I started smelling something while I was preparing the quiche, yup I melted the lid to the pan and to the cake, so end of that worry.:lol: :lol: :lol:

I read a really good article about water the other day, and did you know that if you are drinking your water regularly then one day you don't your body can hold on to every ounce it has. That is why the scales fluctuate so much from day to day. But if I wernt such a scale aholic it probably would not matter....lol

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Kempy/ where you going this weekend that you need a big suitcase? Trip somewhere special?

Hugs to all,

03-10-2003, 03:22 PM
Angie, I knew you were a Goddess w/abilities unbeknownst to me :lol: . Those pastries look absolutely wonderful. I think my eyes are gaining weight!

Speaking of gaining weight...I'm coming off another weekend BBQ. Definitely ate a little too much steak. Hardly had room for the crab but I made myself eat it anyway :ink: . We have a bad habit of picking on the food as it comes off the grill--but it's so good when it's hot and fresh. My sister made a pan of cornbread too--I cut a piece off before she slathered real butter all over the top of the whole thing. I had to laugh at her because after dinner she hopped on the scale and was yelling "I broke a hundred, I broke a hundred! I usually weigh 98 but now it says 101. " Anyways, I'm back on track today--thanks again Washu for the bungee cord.

Sandy~~you rock girlfriend, for resisting that movie popcorn. I always cave unless I sneak my own SmartPop in. And that's a innovative way to avoid eating cake--just make sure you keep the fire extinguisher handy :lol: .

Chris, congrats on losing--what a great bonus. Don't melt away into nothing now.

Yeah Kempy, where are you going? or was I not paying attention earlier?

essey, keep your chin up! Good for you for getting your walk in. Keep up the effort and the scales will start moving. Good luck on getting back to work soon.

Gar, how are things today in Tx?

I'll check back w/you gals later. Gotta get some work done.

03-10-2003, 05:02 PM
Kempy, I may have to mail you some money and have you send me up some of those ostrich things. They sound good and I was just thinking about slim jims the other day.

Noelle,honestly if I was you I wouldn't be able to resist every weekend either. I would love to have a close family that hangs out every weekend but that is so far the opposite for me. Plus your family sounds like they make some real good things to eat.

Sandy, I had to giggle about burning the pan. I have done that way too many times. :lol:

03-10-2003, 05:14 PM
Sandy my hubby is know to do the same thing you did. He has actually done it a few times. I will put the left over pizza in the oven to keep it warm and a little later he will go in and turn on the oven. Talk about a god awful smell. We had to open all of the windows in the house.

One more thing about water, once you start to drink a at least the requiered a day it will take your body a few days to really believe that you are going to keep drinking that much b4 it will release the extra water weight. What a cruel body we have.

I am going to San Diego on Saturday. Joe's is going to a convention and I am going to tag along. I do it every year. They have to pay for a hotel room anyway. We only had to pay for my ticket there. It is about time for a vacation anyway. I just hope that it is warm there. I am so ready for shorts it isn't funny.

Have any of you guys seem Shallo Hal? At first I didn't know if I was going to like it but I really love it. It has a really good point behind it. We have seen it before but it was on Sautrday and I meant to ask you guys what you though.

03-10-2003, 05:51 PM
Yeah I liked Shallow Hal but I didn't like the point that only fat people are beautiful on the inside.I know they were trying to make the point that overweight people are just as beautiful too but I have known some pretty "ugly on the inside" fat people too.I don't mean that bad . But the movie was really funny.

I am jealous Kempy. I want to go on vacation too. Jay's parents are thinking about listing their bakery for sale so we are going to pay all of our bills this summer and start to save every penny we can so if it sells then we can just move to another state and start a business. If we don't have to make the donuts for them then we aren't tied to this area.

03-10-2003, 06:27 PM
Do you guys have any ideas about where you would go?

03-10-2003, 06:35 PM
No not really. The economy in Maine sucks so bad that I think anywhere else would have to be better. :lol:

03-10-2003, 07:26 PM
Here I am in all my glory. :lol: I don't think my face has really thinned out any more.

03-10-2003, 07:28 PM
This is since my smile looks so goofy today. I had her do a few pics but they all sucked!haha

03-11-2003, 02:03 AM
Hey pretty lady!

03-11-2003, 06:56 AM
Very nice pictures Angie. You should be so proud. over 100 lbs lost. I cant wait!!!

03-11-2003, 09:59 AM
Angie, you look MAHHVELOUSS!!!! I think your face has tinned out. I don't know. Just glad to see your current look... you really are looking beautiful.

Can I send you another pic, and see if you can resize it for me?
My pic is ancient now.

I skipped aerobics last night, even though I complain when the snow cancels it. I had done some Pilates Sunday night, and woke up Monday sooooo sore all through my thighs. That's a good thing. BUt I also had to work late, and absolutely would not skip dinner, just to make it there on time. I can't exercise on no food, and from the meal he made (spagetti) , i wouldn't have been able to workout wiht that in my belly anyway.

So, today I'm taking one of my "kids" to a nature trail, and i'll get some exercise there. I really love the freedom my job gives me, and the was I can see the kids is great. I try to schedule fun things, like movies, or festivals, and today, a nature trail. I"m gonna bring my camera. Should be pretty.

Chris is feeling okay. He had chemo on Friday morning, and, thanks to good planning, the meds were ready, so he didn't have an aweful painful experience liek the other times. Hind sight is always 20/20. We're staying busy, and my scrapbook buz is slow, but steady. Gives me something to focus on, besides the adoption. I don't wanna obsess about it. We're at the 'waiting fro money to appear' stage, so that's not something we can sit around and worry about. It's the waiting game for now. Also, waiting for the friends and family to mail us their reference letters. I'm really anxious to hear what they have to say about us. We're getting such great feedback, it can only encourage us in the end. We're asking for letters from everyone, so we'll be sure that we didn't forget anyone, and that we know what's on their minds, and that they believe we're right for this, even though they're opinions are taken into account, it's our life after all. Okay, so now that i've written a novel, minus well cut and paste this into my journal.!! Bye girls

03-11-2003, 10:55 AM
Morning all.

Angie you look great. You always have to me though. Do you take full body photos for yourself to keep so that you can see the changes? That is what we recommend poeple do here so that they can really see what they have done. I think we get so used to seeing ourselves we sometimes forget how good we really are looking and that all of the hard work is paying off.

I got the pics from Mardi Gras developed so as soon as the boss me leaves his office I am going to scan them in. If any of you guys want me to e-mail them to you I will just PM me your address. I already have Chris, Noelle and Angie's. Just a little side note. If you go to Mardi Gras and your hubby takes pictures of some womens boobs the photo place will not develop them, at least not at the Winn Dixie in our town at least. Let me tell you Joe was not a happy camper. I made him go pick them up b/c I didn't want the photo people to think that I was weird but they didn't even develop them. I know it sounds like a stupid thing to take pics of but all of the guys do that sort of thing. I think it is stupiud b/c if you have seen one you have seen them all and there is no way we will remember what year they were from.

03-11-2003, 11:28 AM
I took a full body shot the day I started but I deleted it because I looked so bad. I have pics of me at 265 though and I have been pulling those out to look at. I really can't believe that it is me in the pics. Strange huh? I had Brit do a full body shot last night but I still look pretty big so I deleted it. :lol: For some reason I always look alot fatter in jeans than I do shorts. I wonder why.

Poor Joe!! :lol: Did he ***** them out? He could have said it was his wifes boobs. haha I would think if girls are just whipping them out then they should have to expect pictures to be taken.

03-11-2003, 11:43 AM
The girls let all of the guys around take the pics. They really don't have a choice. All of the guys come equiped with a camera. :lol: Joe didn't say anything to the people but when he got home he was fuming. We have the negatives but we don't know who to bring them too. This is the first year that this has happened. I wonder why they have changed their policy now?

Since you are taking the pics for yourself to see the difference try doing the tight fitting clothes shot. You know, the ones that are in the mags about the before and after shots. Don't cringe, if you are wear bike shorts or something you will be able to really see the changes. I know that some of my clothes that fit me ok and not very flattering. Whe I put on bike shorts I can see where I have changed. I am not saying that it is pretty but at least I know what is moving around.

03-11-2003, 02:45 PM
Hello everyone :yawn: . I took some cold medicine for my sinuses and now I'm getting really drowsy. Can't drive the forklift today :lol: .

Angie you look really good, very pretty. You look remarkably like a girl I knew back in high school. Her name was Theresa and she was from Baltimore, MD but living in Hawaii since her dad retired from the Navy. You should've posted the full body shot. I bet you anything you're not nearly as big as you think you are. We're our own worst critics remember? Besides, just put your pictures side-by-side, at your heaviest and the current one--look how far you've come! That is totally remarkable. I'm like you though, take a picture on the digicam and delete it right away because I think it's so horrendously gross.

Kemp, that's a good idea about taking pics wearing bike shorts to really see the progress. Yeah I can see my lumps and bumps but they've gotten noticeably smaller. Speaking of lumps and bumps, I found some mardi gras beads and doubloons in a box on my bookshelf--and I didn't even have to show my bumps ( * ) ( * ) :lol: .

Sheesh, I'm tired. I need to go lie down. I'll check back with you gals later. Have a great day everyone.

03-11-2003, 02:56 PM
Noelle I almost swallowed my gum b/c I was laughing so hard at the ( * ) ( * ) that is so funning. I have never seen that before.

03-11-2003, 06:38 PM
Kempy, Great pics!!!! You are so skinny!! You guys looked like you were having a ball. You are so skinny!!! oops did I say that already!! Well you look great!!!!

03-11-2003, 06:45 PM
We did have fun, from what I remeber. And thank you for the complement. I may need you to resize the one with me and my friend so I can change my avatar. The only think I don't like about the pic is that you can tell I need to have my hair done but that will be taken care of Friday. I am sure we will be taking more pics in San Diego so I will send more later.

03-11-2003, 07:54 PM
Noelle, Jay liked your boobies!!! haha :lol:

03-12-2003, 11:22 AM
Wow, I am the first one to report in for today? How did that happen?

Not to much going on my way. I got to the gym again this morning. I think going out of town is pushing me a little too. I know I won't be as tight as I want by Friday but maybe I can stop some of the extra jiggling that is going on right now.

How is everyone? Are you guys still alive?

03-12-2003, 12:07 PM
You are having a good week at the gym Kempy. I have been doing hand weights and pushups alot lately to try to build a little extra muscle but I don't really know anything about it. I am just winging it and hoping I am doing enough.

I got to walk outside again today. YEAH! I am going to walk to the Middle School today at 4 to pick up the kids. That should piss them off. They do not like to walk at all. Unless they can go uptown by themselves then they are ready to go. :lol: Makes me wonder what they do. Brit loves to go walking with her friends so they can see boys.

03-12-2003, 12:12 PM
Hey girlies,
Just a quick pop in......I'm at work and well you know how it goes. Anyway, I changed my pic next to my name again....LOL....thought this one was so fitting for me since I can't stay off the scales and can picture my poor scales doing this...

Having a good day, hope everyone else is too. Angie, the weather is getting warmer finally. Think I am changing out of this skirt and shirt when I get home and put on some jeans and a sweatshirt and sneakers and hitting the pavement!!! What a day for a walk outside. (can't believe I said that, a couple months ago I would never ever say lets go for a walk)

((((Hugs to all))))

03-12-2003, 12:33 PM
I am gald to see you guys pop in. Glad to hear that the weather is nice for you. You guys up north really needed a break. Are they calling for more snow or cold temps?

I am not worried about what is going on over here next week. I checked the weather for San Diego and it is going to be in the 60s during the day and the 50s at night. I was thinking it would be warmer than that. I was looking forward to wearing shorts. I guess I will have to rethink the waredrobe choices now.

03-12-2003, 02:51 PM
I don't think we are expecting any more cold blasts. The 5 day forecast is gradually getting warmer so hopefully. We are so below normal temps for the last couple of months it is sickening. It was 12 below zero yesterday morning when Jay delivered and they said the normal lows are supposed to be in the 20's for this time of year. Poor guy, the delivery cars heater doesn't work well either. He said he has been freezing while delivering all winter. He won't take the Durango because he doesn't want to rack the miles up on it.

I can't wait until we hit the 60's. Except when it is sunny and cold I still sweat from the sunshine on myu face. That sucks but hey it beats being cooped up in the house.

03-12-2003, 02:51 PM
Hey everyone, I just got in to work. Angie, I walked my son to school today since I didn't get my walk in yesterday. Plan on walking to the bank too after the mail arrives. You know, I could walk to work if I was so inclined--it's only about 1.5 miles or so one way but then I'd have to walk back home in the noon sun to pick up the boy from school. Just the thought of it makes me sweat and sunburn. Maybe if we install a shower here at the workshop I'll do it but I don't relish the thought of getting to work sweaty and uncomfortable.

Kempy those were great pics! Wow! You look mah-velous darling! Yeah, skinny, just like Angie said. Geez if only I were over 6' tall then my weight would be the normal. :lol: Is that Joe? He looks like a big huggable guy if you don't mind me saying. My hubby is like a big teddy bear too.

Sandy, that's a picture of my scale too! I have 2 scales (I call them 'his and hers'). One dial-type and the other digital. I hate both of them equally :lol: . But I'm getting to love walking so hopefully if I keep doing it the scales will be nicer to me. Funny how that number on the scale can affect your day either way, good or bad.

03-12-2003, 03:14 PM
Hi everybody.
It's definitely not cold anymore. The highs over the next 2 weeks range from 68 to 82.

I bought Julie Morgenstern's book "Organizing From the Inside Out" a few weeks ago. (paperback, 262 pages, $15.00)
She's been on Oprah a few times helping people get their houses better organized. She helps big companies get their offices in better order, too.

Anyway, four rooms in our house have been a disaster area for so long that I was getting desperate, as I knew what I had done in the past wasn't working since I'd end up with the same mess again.
Our dining room is one of the rooms, and we got to the point awhile back where we didn't want anyone to even come in the house.

Julie's formula is the first one that sounded promising and that Actually works ! (I can throw out the 4 other books I have on getting organized)

I've gotten 2 rooms finished that were so bad there was a walking path in each of them.

If you have a room (or more than one ) that's always a mess and you just close the door when company comes....try Julie's book.
I highly recommend it !

The thing that's not good is that I get into what I'm doing and forget time and it's really screwing up any routine I had with my weight loss. I work better at night, and sometimes don't stop to go to bed till 5am.
I practically have to set an alarm to remind myself to drink water.
We have bought 5 bookcases and a moveable 2 drawer file cabinet from Ikea. I love putting their "Billy" style bookcases together. They are so easy.
A lack of storage space was one of my big problems.

Hubby has mostly stayed out of my way, which is good. The stuff I'm sorting thru are all messes that I perpetuated and I need to handle them myself.

I'm hoping to be finished in another week, and then get my routine back on track.

Hope everybody here is doing better with their eating habits than me right now.

03-12-2003, 03:30 PM
Hi Suzan :wave: . I'm going to be looking for that book you mentioned. Our house needs that. We just got through decluttering and I want to keep it that way. Don't tease me about shopping at Ikea! That's one store I always try to hit when I go to the 'mainland' . I can't buy much though since it would be too hard to carry home on the plane. I have brought home some cool shelves and candle holders but if I lived near one, my house would probably be furnished cheaply yet tastefully. No Ikea here. No Target either. No Lane Bryant (which I don't think I'll be able to shop in there much longer anyway :dancer: ) , No Victoria's Secret. No Bath and Body Works....I could go on and on about the stores I love that we don't have. Maybe I just like them because we don't have them? I dunno. I'd be shopping a lot more, that's for sure--and I shop a lot!

03-12-2003, 03:33 PM
Gar I don't like my hubby top help organize stuff either. He is good at his stuff but when it comes to papers or bills I can never find them once he has touched them. When we first met I opened his desk drawer to look for a pen and there were tons of bills in it. He forgot where he had put them. Needless to say I am the one who handels the finances.

Noelle that is Joe! He is kind of hugable looking isn't he? I think I'll keep him.

Just a quick note for the ones of you that I have sent the pics to (if you other guys want to see them pm me your e-mail address) i am really good at camoflouging so don't think I look like that all of the time. That belt brings your eyes away from my tummy which by the way was hidden pretty well by the shirt and the beads didn't hurt either.

03-13-2003, 09:31 AM
Good Morning everyone!! It is a little colder here today but I am going to get in a walk if it ckills me! My diet is going good so far this week. Did anyone see 60 Minutes? (I think that was the show last night) About overweight people who make too much of a chemical in their belly that drives appetite? Graylin or something like that. The fed a mouse and then injected him with the chemical and all he did was want to eat. They say overweight people when they diet start to make more of this chemical and it makes them want to eat more. Makes sense to me.It was like a white powder when it was dry. Strange.

03-13-2003, 09:44 AM
So that explains it. I thought it was psychological. I wish I had stayed up to watch it. So now what? Does that stay with you or does it eventually go away? This is harder then quitting smoking!

03-13-2003, 09:52 AM
They are using that to try to find a way to make our bodies stop producing it so dieting will be easier. It really sounded like me when they were talking though. They said that when you go on a diet your body is like "hey wait a minute something isn't right here." and it starts to produce more of the greylin to make you eat more. I told Jay that little mouse sure looks like I feel on a diet. :lol: Maybe they can find a way to control it safely. They said that they think obesity needs to be treated like any other disease. With medication. It is more than willpower.

I am so glad they found Elizabeth Smart!!! YEAH for that family.

03-13-2003, 09:58 AM
It is a blessing that they found her!!

03-13-2003, 11:46 AM
I can't beleive that she was right behind their house and that she could hear them calling for her.

Angie I have heard of that before. I think I saw it on Dateline or something. It makes total sense to me though. I wonder if all people produce it not just overwewight people and that is why it is hard to stick to a diet.

03-13-2003, 12:01 PM
Rebel is at the vets. He went outside today and threw up and then just laid down in the field and Jay had to go get him and bring him inside. He has been shivering and breathing weird all morning. He did the same thing a few times before and has had to go on medication because of an overgrowth of bacteria in his tummy. I switched his food to Nutro because it has no corn in it and corn is an allergen to dogs. We had a Petco open up and they had a big sale on Nutro food so we were talking to the sale guy and he asked why we weren't using the Little Bites Nutro for Rebel so it would be easier to chew. We bought a bag and then he started to throw up bile last week in the mornings so I checked the food label and there is corn in it. Poor baby. I have to go back to lamb and rice this weekend I guess.

03-13-2003, 12:46 PM
Rebel is back from the vets. They couldn't find anything wrong with him so he gave him a shot and said if he isn't better by morning we need to bring him back in. He is sitting here shivering and he has me a little scared. I hope he is okay.I don't want to leave him alone to work but I have to. He didn't have a fever or anything. He acts like he did before but I get so scared when it happens and I am praying it is just the tummy bacteria. It was so sudden though.

03-13-2003, 12:49 PM
Anige I hope it is just something in his tummy that will just have to work its way out. Poor baby. I hate it when my animals are sick b/c I can't do anything for them and I never really know what is wrong.

03-13-2003, 01:22 PM
Angie, I hope your dog is Ok.....I know how scary that is.
You hate to leave their side till you know they're going to be alright.
Also, if your vet can't ever find what's wrong and Rebel is still sick, go to another vet. Don't wait too long.

Tease you for going to Ikea?
I bought 5 bookcases and a wooden 2-drawer file cabinet with castors (so I can move it if I want) at the Ikea in Houston last week.
I like the "Billy" style bookcases which I'm guessing are their biggest sellers. They are So easy to put together.
A corner unit and 31 inch wide bookcases (both 80" tall) in the guest room, and a corner unit and 31 inch bookcase on each side in a room that I made my exercise room......Before I went thru that room, things had gotten so bad there was a walking path from the hall door to an outside door.

Storage is one of my biggest problems, and I had to create more before I started to go thru the cluttered rooms.
You can put doors on the lower half of the 31" wide bookcases that are 80 inches tall. So that helps with putting away stuff.

Hubby even likes the bookcases from Ikea.
At first he said, "Don't buy that...I can build it."
But this time I had to say "Can you buy the wood, build it, stain or paint it and have it dry and in place in 45 minutes?"
I won this one, even tho' I did have to drive 100 miles each way to Houston.

Angie, I'll say a prayer for your dog. I'll be thinking about him all day.

03-13-2003, 03:04 PM
Hi ladies. Angie sorry to hear Rebel is sick, poor little guy. I've never had a dog allergic to foods before. Hope he gets better soon. Could it be that he ate something in the house when you were out on your walk?

I'm glad about Elizabeth Smart. Hope she isn't too warped because of her ordeal. What's the story on that guy anyway--'Emmanuel' as in Jesus? Did you get a look at his pic?

Gar I'd drive a 100 miles to get to an Ikea. Funny thing is, where I live, 100 miles one way would mean around the entire island 1 1/2 times! :lol: My cousin in L.A. sends us a catalog every year and my sister and I paw through that thing til it gets all tattered. I have hand-carried a shelf kit home by plane before. We have a furniture store here that has similar styles but because we're out here on this little rock the prices are much higher than what they should be.

I'm dragging my butt again today. Stayed up til 1:30 this morning watching old movies on TV just snuggling up to the hub in bed. I was sorta complaining in my journal yesterday about not having lost any weight this month...but this morning the scale was very friendly. Don't wanna speak the # out loud since it might run and hide :lol: --you know, don't wanna jinx it like Angie said. Anyhoo, gotta get some work done.

Have a great OP day all!

03-13-2003, 03:34 PM
He seems to be doing better now. At least he isn't breathing heavy and shaking. He has done this before but only once this bad. It scares me everytime. I guess I will do some research for a better dog food than Nutro now. If they can make a variety for JRT's and add corn to it they can't know too much about dogs. :lol: I am going to check into Eagle Pack breand. Hopefully I will have better luck. On the plus side the vets loved him today. He was too sick to be mean. They kept saying oh he is so sweet. That is odd because Rebel hates them and tries to hide or bark at them. Our vets are great.They are a husband and wife team. They come to my house every year to give shots to all of them at once. We have 4 cats too, plus the 3 dogs. Whenever they come he tries to make friends with Rebel. Last time they came they stayed for an hour longer than necessary so he could lay on the floor with Rebel to try to get him comfy with him.

Noelle, congrats on losing. I did good this week too but I don't dare say it because I have for the last 2 weeks and it always goes up by Saturday. SHUCKS!!! We will just say I wished I looked as good as the number on the scale does. hehe :lol:

I better get back to work!! Jay is eating a brownie and I took a bite and figured I had better come inside until he finishes it or I might eat them all.

03-13-2003, 04:08 PM
Hey girls,
Angie, glad to hear Rebel is feeling better. It's as bad as having a kid sick, you worry the whole time and just wish you could take it away.
Kempy, the pic's were great, you are so skinny, yes I am totally jelous!!! I hope to one day be there or well at least close to it.

Today is WI day and the scale says 2 lbs gone. Thought it would be more, I have been so so so good and doing everything right......but I will take what the scale says.

Hope everyone is having a nice day...ttyl


03-13-2003, 04:51 PM
Sandy 2#s down, You go girl! 2 lbs is great! :dance:

03-13-2003, 05:00 PM
Thank you for the encouragement:D

03-13-2003, 05:07 PM
WAY TO GO SANDY!!! I guess you ARE doing everything right!!! WoooHooo!!!!

03-13-2003, 05:13 PM

Isn't it great when that scale moves down instead of up?

03-13-2003, 08:10 PM
Okay, I finally sorted through the pile of posts here. You girls write long posts! Geesh! Loved the pictures Kempy sent, your georgeous, and no hips!! To dream. I've never been to Mardi Gras, but maybe someday. We just invited a friend from NY to visit in May. Hopefully that'll be fun. She's used to posher living than us, so... we're small town people. I'm sure we'll find common ground. Wer'e cousins taht met at the family reunion in NM in July.

Hubby had to take another injection last night, from pain. Better than the ER though. Life's different now. No big catastrophes.
I hate to see him suffer. But his outlook on life is different, now that we're not living through crisis all the time.

I sweated my *** off last night in aerobics. Hardly anyone there. I hate that, and cousin missed it cause she's sick. Bummer. But, i'm feeling good about myself, and keeping it up. I know I can keep the weight off, and as the weather gets warmer, I get more motivated to go outside and walk more. So bring on Spring! (sigh)

Well girls, i'm off again. It's CSI tonight, and I gotta figure out a healthy snack. I'm an eater when I watch TV. --- P.S. thank God that girls home, what a miracle!

03-13-2003, 09:31 PM
I just got back from walking to and from the bank--that's why I'm proud. On my way back I went around the longer portion of the block which goes behind a commercial bakery. OMG the aromas! Angie I don't know how you can stand to be in a bakery and smell all those great smells and not want to taste everything in sight! This is primarily a bread bakery I think. I could definitely smell some of those onion roll hamburger buns and something that had me fantasizing about eating hot, crusty, steaming french bread with gobs of melted butter on it...I stopped in my tracks right at the vent fan--there were 2 in a row so as I walked I got a lot of free wonderful smells. Oh yeah, walked my son to school today too...trying to see how much of an effect this has on any weight loss this week *crossing fingers* .

03-14-2003, 09:16 AM
Whenever Jay goes into his mothers bakery he comes out and all I can smell on him is bread and bacon. Whenever we go anywhere after work we always have people saying yum, you guys smell like donuts. I personally hate the smell. I think it smells like grease and I can't stand the smell of grease. I don't like raised donuts either but sometimes when I am glazing them I will get a craving for one. Even though I would never eat it. Chocolate cake donuts are my thing.

I am having a good week too. I have been at the same weight for the last 3 days so hopefully it stays until Saturday. :lol: I seem to be going through another spell of noticing alot of changes in my body but the smaller I am getting the more my extra flab on my stomache and underarms is bugging me. I know I am going to have surgery when I get to goal.

03-14-2003, 10:15 AM
Great job on the changesin your body Angie... i'm not sure aobut surgery. I've found that more exercise, and using weights can firm up the skin. Remember way back when I complained about the flb on theinner thighs? Well, after more exercise,a nd waiting, it's firming up really nice. I'd be afraid that if you ever gaint he weight back, that skin will stretch out more... just a thought.

I'd hate for you to spend so much oney, only to not like the result also.

my 2 cents, for what it's worth.

03-14-2003, 11:15 AM
Angie I think Chris is right. Have you thought about getting more hand weights. You can find them pretty cheap at like Wal Mart or Academy. I found a site (www.getfit.com) that shows all sorts of exercises that you can do. I think it is really cool b.c you pick the male or female body, move the mouse over the body part that you want an exercise for, click it and it will give you a break down of the muscle, pick which spot you want to do and on the side they list all of the ones you can do. When you click on the name of the exercise a box will pop up and will she with pictures and really good explaination of how to do it. This might help you in finding differnet moves to do. I think it is so good Iwant our personal trainers to look at it.

I think I am going to try to teat my body fat today. I know thatit will be bad if I do it after we get back. I really don't know if I am ready to know or not.

03-14-2003, 11:40 AM
Thanks for the sight Kempy. I'll check it out when I have more time. As far as surgery goes I was so big at my biggest that there is no way the skin will ever tighten up. I literally have belly just hanging there. It is gross to even explain. I was looking at my arms yesterday and I don't think there is a part of my body that doesn't have stretch marks. YUK! They are white and not pink so that helps but the belly skin is too gross to live with. I won't have surgery until I am sure I can maintain it but it isn't that much money. A full tummy tuck goes for about $4,000. I would gladly pay that to have a flatter stomache. Now that I am so close to goal I am seeing why I was so disappointed last time I lost the weight. I will NEVER look as good as a normal person who weighs the same because I have spent to many years abusing my body and have stretched it beyond capacity.

Don't get me wrong I am not complaining about losing weight. I am so glad that I did it but I would like to be able to wear lingerie and look hot in it. I still have to wear bathing suits with skirts because my stomache is so gross looking.

03-14-2003, 12:06 PM
Angie I know how you feel exactly. I was a chubby kid from the time I was about 7 or 8 years old. I always had this little pouchy stomach. As I got bigger and bigger, that part always got larger. When I'd lose the weight it stayed. Now it's a big pouchy stomach :lol: . I NEVER wear sleeveless tops since there's no way I can hide the stretch marks on my arms, not to mention my arms are kinda flabby. The flabby part can be toned but the marks are still there. I don't know how I'll feel about the way my stomach looks when I get to goal but I guess I'll find out eventually since I fully intend to get there!

03-14-2003, 03:07 PM
The easiest way to describe my stomache is one of those punching balloons that you blow up. You know what they look like when you let the air out of them. The ripples. That is my belly. YUCK!!

Noelle, I know you are going to get there. You don't give up and that makes me respect you so much. You have to deal with family feasts every weekend and yet on Monday you get back into the groove and keep it going. That is great! I don't think I would have your willpower.

I have to get back to work but Kempy, if I don't get to talk to you before you leave make sure you have a great time!!!:dizzy:

03-14-2003, 03:08 PM
Hey guys!

I guess I will be the first one here today even though it is almost 1 here.

Angie how is Rebel?

I will be leaveing tomorrow so I wont be on the site until the 24th. Unless when I get to Joe's mom's I can get on the internet to drop in a quick hello. I am hapy I am going but I am a little sad b/c I will miss talking to you guys everyday. I talk to you guys mre that I do the friends I have around here. You are part of my everyday so something will be missing when I am gone.

I'll check back when I get home. You guys be good and have a great weigh in. I hope all of you are losers. :)

03-14-2003, 03:22 PM
OK I was hoping to chat real quick but I see you guys are busy so I am shutting down my computer. snif,snif

bye :wave:

03-14-2003, 03:29 PM
Hey Kempy, in case you turn your computer back on, HAVE A GREAT TIME! We'll miss you. Sorry, I was actually WORKING for a change instead of hanging out here @ 3FC--that is amazing in itself! It's only half-past nine here... well, I'll check back in case you turn up. Have a blast.

03-14-2003, 04:31 PM
Rebel is doing good today. I cooked him some chicken and riceand carrots (bland diet) until tomorrow when I can get to Bangor to buy him some Eagle Pack dog food. He looked so cute rooting around in his bowl and had rice stuck to his nose. hehe

You are gonna be gone all week!! I'll miss you too. Have fun!!!

03-14-2003, 04:48 PM
Good afternoon everyone. I was so busy at work today I didn't get to pop in. We finally got our state contract we have been waiting for. There are so many older people out there that are approved for time but there are not agencies to provide the workers~~~untill NOW!!!! So looks like next week will be really busy and I will be increasing my hours at work (this is a good thing) My boss changed my title again. I am now the Executive Assistant to the Director (glorified girl in the office that does everything!!) But we had to be more official now. We had a great work week and looks like it will be getting better.

Food and stuff is great for me. Doing well and plan to stay on plan.

Kempy, sorry I missed you today, but hope you have a nice trip!

Angie, your scarring me about this stomach flab that I have to look forward too. I know what you mean about stretching it beyond its limits!!! But, I am not quitting. I am here for the long haul and to get that punching ball balloon belley!! What a thing to strive for, but it's heathier than being this big!!!


03-14-2003, 05:15 PM
Sandy,Congratulations on your "Promotion". Sounds like you will be pretty busy for a while.

Sorry, I didn't mean to scare you. It isn't too noticeable when I am dressed but I know it is there so it bothers me. I agree it is healthier and health is way more important but darn it I want to be sexy and healthy! :lol:

03-15-2003, 10:13 AM
I am down 2.5 pounds!!!! I am so close to the 140's. 140 will be nice when I get there because that is where I spent most of my time when I lost all my weight 2 years ago. I hit 130 and jumped right up to 136-140 since I was eating junk more often so the bloat never really left. That is okay though because I could still wear my size 6 shorts. I'll take it. I was looking through my old journal entries and on day one I had actually written my goal as 140. How did I forget that and move it back to 130. I think I will still go for 130 then get into weights a lot more. I have been doing push ups and hand weights every other day lately though.

My weight today is 154.5 pounds. Sounds so foreign for me to say that!

03-15-2003, 12:21 PM
Congrats Angie!!! Way to go. You will get to your goal, I know you will.

Today, well tonight we have a dinner/dance to go to. It is potluck....rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...what to do???? I am making yeast rolls to take and omg they smell so good, but I will not let myself have one till tonight. I am being very sparing with my pts today and think I will eat just a tad of whatever looks good tonight, no-way of counting the pts. But am gonna stay on track the best I can. I don't need this free night of eatting to send me over the edge. I'm not to worried about it, I really want to loose the weight so I don't think this one thing will kill that dream!

Again :bravo: ANGIE:bravo:

03-15-2003, 12:40 PM
Kempy - In case you check back here...Have a good trip.

Angie - Glad to hear Rebel is doing alright for now.
I hope you can find out more specifics about how his tummy gets too much bacteria in it. Or did I remember wrong ?

To Sandy, Angie, mel..., and everybody - keep up the good work !
You're doing great with your weight losses !

90% of the success of weight loss is in the mind. So, as we all know, once you've made up your mind to do it, that's really the hardest part.

Short on time again....I just wanted to drop in and say Hi.

03-15-2003, 03:08 PM
Hello chickies. I am down 3 lbs this week. A loss FINALLY! See it's like this. Me and my fat, we've been together for a loooooonnnnnnnnngggggggggg time and it's really hard for it to say goodbye :lol: . This brings me to 35 lbs lost and 30 more to go. Angie you probably changed your goal to 130 because that's where you felt great last time. I know for me when I hit the low 130's it was very difficult for me to keep it there--of course I was younger then and went back to my old ways of eating. I'm much older and wiser now (I think so anyway) and have found that if I take a much less strict approach to this, the more likely I am to keep on going even though I may go off track more often. Good job girlie! You are awesome!

Sandy have fun tonight. Enjoy yourself and dance those calories away. I have a BBQ too. I'm bringing stuff that I can eat and this loss will hopefully motivate me to keep in control of my eating. I think I'll wear some tight jeans as a reminder why I should stay on track :lol: .

Gar, I agree with your 'weight loss is in the mind' statement. I think I've already lost 90% of my mind though, the weight is coming off more slowly, hehe.

My son and I took a short walk this morning with my sister on her way to work. She's a dog groomer so we went into her shop and checked out all the little doggies waiting for their appts. There was a long-haired chihuahua, a shitzu and a pekingese already waiting. Now to get off my butt and start the laundry.

Washu, essey, Chris, Kempy (even though you're on vacation), and everyone else, have a great weekend!

03-15-2003, 03:30 PM
Hey Mele, we got a postcard from my dh's cousin and his wife the other day. He is stationed in Hawaii (Honolulu) is that where you are? I could not remember? Just when I got the card I thought of you....LOL

03-15-2003, 04:27 PM
Yesiree I'm in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii ~~The Gathering Place. I actually live about 20-25 minutes outside downtown Honolulu. What branch of the military is DH's cousin? We've got the Navy @ Pearl Harbor, the Marines over @ KMCBH (Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii) the Army over @ Schofield Barracks and Ft. Shafter (all over the place really), and the AF @ Hickam AF Base. I hope they like it here. The locals here have a lot of what we call the Aloha Spirit but like anywhere else you go, there are a few @**holes who give everybody a hard time and make a bad name for us other friendly people.

03-15-2003, 06:21 PM
YEAH NOELLE!!!!!!! I knew you could do it!!! You're Shrinking!!!You're shrinking!!!!

Guess what??!!! My hubby went and bought me flowers today!! SHOCK!!! He said he had it planned all week! He even put a card with them that said "Just Because" I guess I know someone who will be getting laid tonight!!! :lol:

I wore my leather jacket and leather boots today. I had planned to wear them at goal but he has been begging me to wear them so I did. Strange thing is I think I saw a couple of guys checking me out in the stores. Maybe it was in my head though. :lol:

03-16-2003, 11:23 AM
Noelle, Good Luck at your BBQ today. You can resist!! Just think you can add a couple more pounds onto this weeks tally!!YEAH!!!! I'll be thinkin of ya all day.

Sandy, How did your dinner/dance go last night? I hope you guys had fun.

I never got to go shopping for tops. Brit had a a party so I went to Bangor during it and of course couldn't find the right food so I was late picking her up and then I HAD to go grocery shopping so I didn't have time for fun. I rented One Hour Photo and Swimfan last night. I could have slept through them both. YAWN! I ate 2 pieces of my cake last night. OOps!! I'll be a good girl today. Promise.

It is so sunny out today that I have one of my springtime headaches. (Does anyone else get those?) We took all of the dogs for a walk after we got back from our regular walk. What a nightmare! I had Candi and Rebel on the same leash and she tried to take a poop and of course Rebel weren't hanging around for that so he rips her out of the snowbank and runs off dragging her. :lol:

Have a great day girls!!

03-16-2003, 12:36 PM
I think I did good last night. Went over to my sister's and BIL's place for a memorial party for BIL's son Shawn, who died a year ago. It was very touching. We're usually a loud, boisterous, goofball family and it wasn't any different last night, except we all stopped @ 8:05 pm (which is about the time Shawn passed) and toasted in memory of him. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.

I brought my sushi platter and so did somebody else. There was also all sorts of other great foods but I stuck to the sushi, a couple of pieces of steak and had a small piece of lasagne that my mom had baked. I wasn't stuffed to the gills after I was done so I consider that a victory.
I'm waiting for the sun to come up so I can get ready for my walk this morning. I think I'm still on the upswing so I just may stay OP this weekend! The first time in a LONG time. :cb: Just gotta get through another BBQ then I'm home-free.

Angie, you're very pretty and I can see why other guys would be checking you out--don't doubt it, especially in a sexy leather jacket and boots. Ahhhh, that was really sweet of Jay to get you flowers. See? Some guys just need training, that's all. For some it's a never ending thing (the training) . I know I drop subtle hints a few weeks in advance that an occasion is coming up so my big lughead gets a clue. :lol:

Sandy how was your night? Danced the night away? I haven't been dancing in ages. I have 2 left feet.

Well, i think I'll get off here and get my shoes on and step outside. Will check back here later. Have a great Sunday.


03-16-2003, 01:30 PM
Hey girls, happy Sunday afternoon.

Angie, flowers form Jay (you lucky girl) so were you super nice to him lastnight?
Good for you wearing your leather jacket and boots, makes you feel oh so good dosnt it!!

Mele, I think my dh's cousin is in the Army. Good luck at the bbq today.

DINNER/DANCE:We had a great time. Let me explain what it was for. As Angie can vouch for, Winters in Maine are long and cold and you don't get out much except to do the things you need to do. Well couple a girls in the family decided to rent a VFW hall, hire a band, send out invites to family and friends, charge $10.00 per couple (rules were had to have a date and bring a dish to pass(food) and B.Y.O.B)So they made enough money back to pay for the hall, and pay the band and what was left they added to the bands fee, cause they did not want to just make money on family, it was so everyone could just get out and have a good time. Well my dh never drinks (maybe 2x's a year) OMG he and his brothers were so funny, dh and I danced like 5 times and then of course all of us girls danced too, and what a great time it was, we stayed till the very end when the band was packing up to leave. I did really good with food too, I had saved almost all of my pts for the night, well I ended up putting on my plate 1 sm piece of lasagna, 1 chicken wing, 2 small meatballs, 1 spoon of spaggetti, 1 spoon of bbq pork dish and a little bit of chili in a bowl. Well I ate about half and went to the garbage to get rid of the rest so I would not pick. So I think all in all I did extremely well. So well infact (gosh, I hate to jinx myself but I have to tell you all!!) I got on the scale this am and although it's not official till Thursday, the scale looked back at me and said 273.5 thats 3.5#'s less than last Thursdays weight.....I was over joyed to say the least;) So my loss this week I'm hoping will be at least that!!!!

Hugs to you all,

03-17-2003, 02:21 PM
Hey Ladies, where is everyone? I had an awesome weekend. Walked my butt off yesterday too. Fortunately for me, I have lots more left. I'm just starting my workday so I need to get organized. I'm burning some caramel creme scented candles and I feel like I'm in some heavenly bakery! Yum. I saw a funny but kind of old commercial yesterday. I don't remember if it was for Nutrigrain bars or something but it's the one with the lady who walks into the coffee shop or bakery shop and orders cinnamon rolls then instead of eating them she just sticks them right to her hips. Then they show another lady ordering donuts and those go straight to her butt. Funny! I believe that can happen though :lol: . ANyway, have a great day all...hope to see some posts when I get back.


03-17-2003, 02:56 PM
Hi! You did great this weekend Noelle. Good Job! My scales bounced me up to 157 again this morning. Unless I have been sleep eating I don't see how that would be possible. :lol:

It is so nice outside today. We brought up some of the deck furniture so we could sit outside and enjoy it. We have done one walk and are gonna go again after work. I LOVE SPRING!!!

03-17-2003, 03:46 PM
Afternoon! Boy, I've been so overwhelmed lately. Today, I actually left work early, and told my boss I was 'no good emotionally'. I need time for myself. I also left church yesterday, with a terrible headache.

My body is tired, and my mind is tired. I had some long talks with people yesterday, and my mother. Aout the adoption thing. Someone in church told me I look great,a nd that was nice. "hey, where's the rest of you" was the comment. Okay, get over it.

I did Pilates last night,a nd tonight's aerobics. I"m trying to eat right, but when I get depressed, I wanna eat. I wanna eat, all day long. I get these cycles, where, life is easy,a nd my bodies in line. Then there's days like this, where lif eis overwhelming, and my body is haywire. Just got over TOM, so I should be feeling great, but i'm dragging ***.

Congrats to all who are losing,a nd hugs to those of us that are struggling a little. Me included. Still maintaining myweight, but feeling tired, and miserable. Not sure the exact reason.

03-17-2003, 03:52 PM
Hey Angie, my scale said 182 this morning--up from 180 on Sat.--but I didn't pay any attention. :lol: I'm chalking it up to eating a lot of sushi w/soy sauce over the weekend. I'm drinking a lot of water today to get rid of some of the bloat. I'm gonna stay on track this week and see what kind of loss I can chalk up for the end of Gennel's challenge. If that stupid # on the scale stays the same tomorrow though, I didn't have as great a weekend as I thought :( . Bother! I feel great and that's what counts.

Oh yeah, I remember a few months back I didn't like what my old scale said, then I bought that new digital one. I liked the new one even less! Gave that one to my hubby who's equally scale obssessed. You're lucky that Jay walks w/you. Rick busts @ss during the work day w/demolition and other construction stuff so when he gets home he does not want to exercise. That's why I always go w/my sister. When he does agree though, I love it.

Oh well, all we can do is push on.

Chris, I must've been posting @ the same time as you. Hi! Sorry to hear you're having a rough time. So much has been going on w/you. Take all the ME time you need. We all need to get our batteries recharged sometimes. Slow down, enjoy life. Glad you could stop by and say hello.

Smiling Sal
03-17-2003, 05:55 PM
Thought I'd jump in and say hello. I've been lurking for a while and you seem a very friendly supportive group.

I'm fast approaching the time of year where I give up dieting / healthy eating call it what you will. I do great from New Year until about April. I usually go away for a week in April and never seem to get back on plan after that. But this year I am determined to do it different.

I am so jealous that you are looking out the deck furniture already. We have had a few nice spring like days, but it will be a couple of months yet before I'll venture to sit outside.

I like to walk too. I am doing a charity walk in June, 12 miles around Edinburgh. I did it last year when I weighed more and didn't train. This year I am training seriously and walked 4.25 miles yesterday afternoon, was a long walk. Am surprised I could walk anywhere today. I am hoping to build it up to 6 miles before Easter.

I tend to scale hop too, doesn't do me any good because my lightest morning are never on wiegh in days.

03-17-2003, 07:24 PM
Welcome Carol! Glad you could join us. I like your avatar--it shows every mood I have during the week :lol: . It sounds like you are doing great with your walking. With Easter just shy of 6 weeks away I think building up to 6 miles is totally doable. Good Luck! I like to do charity walks myself although I didn't do the last one held here during our President's Day weekend in February. That one was a little over 8 miles but no one wanted to walk with me. :( Walking is fun and it's a great weight bearing exercise. It's helping me tone down the size of my hips, legs and behind.

I'm in Hawaii so we're not lacking for any sunshine, in fact, I walked my son to school this morning and it was rather hot. I do envy you folks who live in other climates where you get to experience the rebirth of spring and all the greenery. I'm sure you'd like a good dose of warm sunshine right about now though. There's plenty here if you care to visit. I have a good girlfriend who is originally from Scotland but is currently living in Spain. Her husband is an American and works for the US govt. so they are lucky enough to get transferred and travel the world every few years. Good to have you here and hope you post with us often.

03-17-2003, 07:28 PM
Hi Smiling Sal. We will be more than happy to help you with all the support that you need. This is a great bunch of women here. I am proud to call them all my friends. I tend to want to eat more during the warmer weather myself. I figure it is too nice to be cooking. :lol: We can do this together, all of us.

They said we hit 53 today. I am amazed at how warm it felt. We had no wind to speak of so this afternoon when we went for another walk we did it without our coats. We had huge amounts of snow melt today. I hope this weather stays for a while.

Chris, I am sorry to hear that you are having a rough time. I know it must be an extremely emotional time for you two. All your hard work will be worth it when you get your baby though.

Noelle, I hate the scales!!! They had better be back to normal tomorrow. I swear I have been good. Geesh.

03-18-2003, 11:19 AM
Good Morning!! I am ashamed to say this but the scale bouncing up on me yesterday must have had an effect on me. I ate a lot of wow chips last night AND about 7 fat free crackers with Peanut butter and fluff on them. I felt so guilty after because I was telling Jay as I was eating them that I weren't hungry I just wanted to taste something good. STUPID!STUPID!STUPID! So needless to say this morning the scales said 156 but at least now it has a reason to I guess/ :lol: I think that is what pissed me off so bad about yesterday was because I didn't mess up at all. I could see if I ate Chinese or something but I didn't. Now I have to work my *** off to lose weight that I didn't even mess up on to gain. The last time I lost all my weight I weighed every day and not once did I have that happen to me. It was like it melted off and this time it is taking alot more work.

I got a 2 1/2 mile walk in already. YEAH! I can't believe how sore I am from all the walking we have been doing. I also have been shoveling snow alot too. I want it away from the fence so Cappie can't jump it so I shovel and shovel and shovel! Jay shoveled the mountain of snow off my flower bed last night so maybe I can see tulips befor July. :lol: My driveway is down to mud now but I love it. I think spring has sprung! (hopefully) hehe

I really desperately need new walking shoes. My other ones are cramping my two smallest toes together so they are blistered. OUCH!

03-18-2003, 11:22 AM
I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING FUN!!!!:dancer: :flow2:


03-18-2003, 12:21 PM
SvelteChicky - I hope you're feeling better. Maybe if being "down" has you going for the kitchen, decide on only one or two controlable things you're going to eat.....and drink a lot of water.
It could just be that you picked up a bug but didn't get enough of it for very specific symptoms while your body eliminates it.

Is Chris your hubby's name ?

Kempy - Hope you're having a good time out there.

Carol - Welcome ! Without checking the map, I don't know who's further away from me here in Texas....Melekalikimaka in Hawaii or you in Scotland.

It's in the mid 70's here and raining at the moment.

03-18-2003, 02:30 PM
Hey there chicks. I didnt know if I was gonna post today or not? Monday was a good day, no problem with the food or anything, just was dragging. Today, however, rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, I just want to eat everything in sight. Yes, emotional eatting it would be. Hubby and I had a disagreement this morning and he left for work with a slam of the door and I wasn't done yet!!!!!

Here's the thing. He comes home everyday saying oh I'm so tired I've worked all day, I just wanna sit and not be bothered. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, well I work too!!!!! and on top of this I have the laundry, dishes, housework, kids to tend to, homework with them, get them here and there, groceries, meals......never ending!! He does nothing to contribute to the house other than go to work!! He gets up in the a.m has his coffee and ciggs, then gets dressed and off to work then home and has his coffee, cigs, supper, shower and tv. I on the other hand am left to do everything else and go to work and be expected to want to put out when it's bed time!! I think not!!!!! Maybe I say no to him more often than I should, but it seems to be one thing I can control in this house. He is a good provider and there is no problems in the bedroom area, but thats not all there is to life. I need help in the daily routines too. I try to tell him this and he acts like he does so much here and he dosnt!!!RRRRRRRR I wrote him a big long letter for him to read when he gets home today. I hope he stops to think about it.

Thanks for listening to me ramble on and on.....Life....

I had to make woopie pies today to......and I ate 1 and a 1/2 of them. Thats the first sweet thing I've eatten in frustration in such a long time. But there are only 6 left in the house because I sent the rest away to the homes they needed to go to (family thing) I did write it down today in my food journal and am counting the pts for them so all is not lost, but I feel bad I ate them out of anger. Who is it hurting? Just me. RRRRRRRRR, why do we do this to ourselves?


03-18-2003, 02:31 PM
Hey Chickies good morning to you. My scale is back to 180 this morning and I'm using that as motivation to keep this week OP. I walked my son to school and took my 6 y.o. niece w/me. She's a little chubby thing and I hope she grows out of it within a few years. I remember being the fat kid in class and being so uncomfortable and embarrassed about it--and now that I look back, I wasn't even that fat. It's too bad how your mental image of yourself as a kid can stay with you into adulthood.

Angie don't worry about the scale, those numbers can be cruel. So you had a snack-attack, it happens, you're human. I remember staying totally on track for 4 days straight w/extra exercise and no loss. I was about to say F*@k it and give up, but I didn't, and on the 5th day there was a sizable loss. The change in your scale could just be your body reacting to the different forms of exercise your doing, you know, walking and weights instead of the elliptical and bike. Say you're doing weights and pushups. Your body thinks, uh oh, more energy is being used, need to conserve. It's just shaking your metabolism up a little. I know you said you don't drink a whole lot of water, maybe you're retaining some. Try upping the plain water intake, you may be surprised at the results. It may seem weird like why would your body retain water all of a sudden when you've been eating the same foods day after day? I don't have the answer to that one, but I know when I force myself to drink more water than usual (i.e. 100 oz instead of just 64 oz) that's when I show the best losses that stick. Sorry to be so long winded but that's my $.02 . :) Oh yeah, I'm happy that spring is coming your way. 50 degrees is still very COLD for me. Brrrrrr!

How's everyone else doing today? We've got 75 degrees, sunshine, possible light showers with a high of 82. Sounds like a nice day to me.

Gar are you done organizing your rooms yet? In answer to your question about who's farther away from you in TX, me in HI or Carol in Scotland, me in my geekdom have searched the net and found that from College Station, TX to Edinburgh, Scotland it would be 4619 miles whereas from TX to Honolulu, HI would only be 3834 miles. Now if I were to fly from Honolulu to Edinburgh, that would be 6905 miles. All of these distances are 'as the crow flies' :lol: or so I found. Can you tell I'm having a bit of trouble getting started on my real work and am just fooling around here?

Well, I think I need to get going but will check back later. Keep your chin up ladies. We can do this!

03-18-2003, 02:46 PM
((((((Sandy)))))) , have you ever thought about going on strike? If that sounds too extreme how about increasing the kids' chores appropriate to their age level? Then tell hubby if the kids can help out, so can he. I agree men can be blockheads. Maybe he walked out this morning because he knew what you were saying was the truth and he just didn't want to listen to it. If I were you I'd write down every single thing I do for the house/kids on a daily basis and show that list to him. Have him see exactly why you're getting frustrated with his lack of help. Yes we are Superwomen, but even we need help sometimes. Hope he opens his eyes and gives you a hand. Whoopie pies huh? I never heard of those until Angie mentioned them one day. I'd go to Maine just to taste one :T . Put them out of sight if you can once you've had your taste. Stay strong lady, you're doing awesome.

Smiling Sal
03-18-2003, 03:30 PM
Sandy I too have a man who thinks the house cleans itself and the fairies come in when we are in bed and do the laundry. He does work long hours, but so do I. I have managed to get him doing stuff, but it is hard work, I need to keep on at him constantly. The kids do their share and put him to shame.

Was in a meeting all day at work, there was lunch provided which meant I over ate - again ! Will need to watch very carefully for the next couple of days, as I'm off to a friends wedding on Saturday.

I like the way you are all scale hoppers every morning. Most people tell you not to do it and for a wee while I was 'cured', but now I am back to my favourite past time in the morning. My scales showed 211 this morning which considering I had a couple of glasses of wine last night was too be expected.

Walked 2.5 miles this morning, I liked being out and about when the rest of the world was sleeping so the alarm is set for 5:55 again tomorrow. Got a pedometer today so from now on I'll be able to measure the walks correctly.

I plan on doing 30 minutes of calanetics once the boys are in bed, am sure exercise and healthy eating combined are the only way I am going to lose this weight.

03-18-2003, 04:41 PM
Sandy, I hope you and hubby get everything worked out. I can't really say anything because if it weren't for Jay half of the things in my house would never get done. :lol: I agree with Noelle though, you should make a list of things that he could do and the kids could do to help take the slack up for you. My kids have to clean their own bathroom(I refuse) and they have to fold and take care of the laundry(which Jay does more than me) Sometimes I make them sweep the floors if I am in a hurry. Maybe that could help you a little. I do understand how you feel though . It seems like there are never enough hours in a day.

Emotional eating. Tell me about it! I ate some brownie at work. I wish I had never started to make those because now it is all I want. I am just having a psychological war with myself right now about food. I want to pig out on everything but I know I will feel like **** after. I would really like to know why our minds and bodies play with us like that. It is so not fair.

03-19-2003, 09:37 AM
Good Morning!!

Sandy, did you and hubby make up last night? Remember when he bought you flowers and the card said I am Loving Less of you every day and you said to remind you of this when you are complaining about him? :lol: Or was it don't remind you. :lol: Smile! He is a sweety! I hope you are feeling better. Today is a new day and we all ROCK!!!!!!!

Noelle, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Your comment in my journal got me through yesterday. I was in the process of saying when I get off the computer I am going to eat some chips and I read my journal and saw what you wrote and I exercised instead. I even didn't eat anything last night even while Jay was eating PB and fluff sandwiches.

Chris, You look great. You really are so thin looking. Do you have any before pics?

Carol, How are you today?

03-19-2003, 09:41 AM
Thanks Angie, I'll put a pic in here, for the other girls. I'll have to look for a before picture, you know how we burn those nowadays! -- man! I can't send it, it's too big still. I'll send Angie a pic, and see if she can pare it down more.

03-19-2003, 09:44 AM
Back again, been kind of down with no work and all. So the last few days all I did was eat. The scales went back to where I was on Monday thats why I ate I figured what the heck. But I still got on that poor treadmill every day and gave it a work out. Today it says I lost 4 pounds! Can't have water weight gain, at least I don't think so but maybe dehydrated from the hot flashes I have.
I feel a little better today and looking forward to this weekend, going down to visit my mom.
You know men don't realize what we do. That what makes women so great.:yes: We are able to basically do it"all" Take care of our men and children and house and what ever seems to hit us. But we deal with it some different ways and do what we have to do and men just are selfish. It goes back to the old times where the woman did it all and men worked and it has carried on over the years. My question is did we always do it when we first got married? I guess I should of "trained" my husband right in the beginning of our marriage.:lol: :)
I can't complain he works all day and me just a couple of hours so I will do it like always, because I love him.
I hope everyone is well and hang in there everyone

03-19-2003, 10:08 AM
I am trying to see if I can post it. Is that okay Chris?

03-19-2003, 10:13 AM
thanks girl!! When I got these pictures, I couldn't belive it was really me! I never like mysel fin pictures, but now that I"ve worked so hard, I can really see it in pictures now, which was never the case before.

03-19-2003, 10:32 AM
looking good!:bravo:

03-19-2003, 11:14 AM
Lookin Good!!!

03-19-2003, 01:13 PM
Angie !
That's a great picture !

You look like you're very close to goal.
Feels really good, doesn't it ?

I've been down to mine too many times....only to mess up maintenance.

Sandy - Hope everything's Ok.

I'm in the mother lode room of clutter from ****, now. It's the last room that needed to be done.
To start on this one, I had to label boxes for 10 different things/places to start on this last room. There was paper work, magazines, books, stuff that had been buried for months......things that belonged in 6 other places in the house.
But when I'm done, the house will look better than it has in many years.
I lost count of how many bags of clothes, and misc. items we've donated....and how many bags of trash we've generated.....not counting what we took up to the attic.

In a nutshell, the organizing book's author uses a system she calls S.P.A.C.E., and her model for anyone to use is the way a kindergarten room (I'm not kidding !) is fashioned.
Like things are kept together, (not 4 different places in the house).....and there is a place to store everything.
I know it's starting to sound Martha Stewart-ish....but it really isn't....or I wouldn't have touched it !
(Isn't Martha Stewart the Anti-Christ ?)....Bwa ha ha ha ha....
(evil laugh)

Ok, back to the SPACE system.

Sort - separate your clutter into categories ( photos, kitchen
items, office supplies, etc.)...label boxes for them first.

Purge - decide what to keep, donate, and throw out.

Assign - decide where you're going to keep things. If you're not
going to put them in a different room than you're
already keeping like items; come up with better storage
in that room for those items, so there will be a place
to put them in the future when it's time to tidy up.

Containerize - now you can decide which and how many
containers you will need and what to use as containers.
And whether to actually create more storage room for
the containers. We bought 3 bookcases for an extra
room, and 2 for the guest room.

Equalize - after about a month, you can tell if anything needs

Work on the visible clutter first.....not bags of things that have been in closets for years. The visible clutter actually in the room is your most recently acquired stuff, and will be easier to deal with. Do Not feel like you're supposed to literally go thru your Whole house all at once !!.....No one could handle such a monstrous job......and don't feel bad about the state of your belongings. No one really wants to live in a pig sty....it's just that most people never had a good plan for organizing.

I had to paraphrase, but all that is in her book, too.

That's about it around here.
Back to the last room.

03-19-2003, 01:57 PM
Hi all, I knew those flowers and card would come back someday to bite me in the a$$! We did not make up last night! He came home and one of my friends was over so he acted all sweetie pie(sickning) but she already knew the story!! Anyway he asked what was for supper and I said I had made chili with ground turkey but took hamburger out for him (he hates chili) so he asked for manwiches.......I said okay, well I started them and you know it does not take long to make these. Wellk, I look over in the livingroom and he is sound asleep on the couch!!:mad: so I ate and fed the kids and then at 8:00 I put everything away and went to bed and left him on the couch!!

Well I guess he came to bed at some point in the night cause he was there when I woke up. So finally he gets up this morning and I'm not really talking to him, he says Is something wrong? I start crying, and I let go!! I didnt let him get a word in edge wise. I said you may think I am *****ing and maybe I am, but if I don't tell you appartently you are oblivious to the facts. I told him all I do in this house and then he falls asleep on the couch and I cooked another meal for nothing!!! And I was not only mad, but hurt too. I guess he had to let this all settle in his brain because soon enough he was appologizing and gave me a kiss. So I guess we are kinda made up now? We will see what tonight brings? I do love this man with all my heart and soul, but gosh he needs some obeidience schooling.

Chris, wow, you look great!!!!

Hope everyone else is doing well,

Hugs, Sandy

03-19-2003, 02:48 PM
Gargoyle, That is a picture of Chris(Sveltechicky) not me.

Sandy, I was just kidding about the cards figured it would give you a chuckle. I have gone to bed many time and left Jay asleep on the couch too. :lol: Maybe after he has the day to think about all that you said he will come home and pitch in some. I hope your day gets better.

03-19-2003, 04:36 PM
Very beautiful pics Chris! That is motivation enough for me. You look awesome, very svelte indeed :cp: .

Angie aw shucks, supporting friends is what we're here for. Besides, I was just returning the favor. You've inspired me many times. Glad I could motivate someone. Yeah I like this bungee cord harness holding me on the wagon--works very well. I can grab for friends falling off and snap them back up on w/me. :lol:

essey: keep on trucking. 4 lbs is nothing to sneeze at. You're doing great. Keep your chin up and those legs moving. Have a great visit w/mom.

Gar organizing is 'a good thing' :lol:

Sandy did you make chili for dinner because you were still mad at him? hehe. You're such a sweetheart, cooking a separate meal just for him. I would've dumped it on his head while he was sleeping--but uh, that's just me :p . Hang tough lady, it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but set 'em up with a choke chain and you'll be in fine form. :lol: j/k

I'm having a hard time typing right now since I'm waiting for my nails to dry completely. I'm actually using a pencil eraser to punch the keys so I'm a bit slow typing today. That's my one regular indulgence--pedicures and manicures every 3 weeks. I's so relaxing and makes me feel beautiful. Now I'm working on the rest of the body to go along w/the pretty hands and feet.

Let's see, Smiling Sal, Kempy, Washu and everyone else hope things are smooth sailing for the rest of the week. We can do this 'cause we are women, hear us roar!

03-19-2003, 04:42 PM

03-19-2003, 04:45 PM
Well, My scales aren't broken as I had hoped. :lol: My son got sick last night so he stayed home today and we just got back from the doctors. I made him run into the bathroom so I could weigh him and my scales are right on with the doctors.

He has strep throat. Poor kid. I used to get it all the time. So much that I missed so many days of school that when I was in ninth grade I had my tonsils removed. I hope he doesn't start that. So he gets to miss school the rest of the week. They get Friday off for Teachers Workshop. I guess no nooners for me. :lol:

03-19-2003, 04:57 PM
Wow, finally I've caught up on all of the posts.... I disapeared to Portland for the weekend. Just found out that one of my old high school friends has moved there. So *bam* the next thing I know I'm catching a ride w/ a band I know.... It was a weekend of vices, Drank too much, Smoked too much, and this friend is studying to be a chef, so we ate some killer meals :T Luckily (I guess) I drank more than I ate and didn't gain anything. Working on re-hydrating myself now.
I'm also working on getting myself a 'real' job. Resturant work... but I had an interview yesterday and have another one this afternoon. Wish me luck :crossed:

Enough about me,

Chris, you are looking very Svelte. Lean and strong... I'd be very interested to see a "before" pict. You're such an inspiration.

Oh Sandy, I too know that situation. It must be a male genetic thing, or maybe it is society's fault like Essey said.

.... I want to continue that thought, but for the first time since 9/11 the news has scared the **** out of me. I need to calm down.


03-19-2003, 07:07 PM
Hi Girls. You're so great! Thanks for the encouragement. I feel good too! I've got to dig up a 'before' picture. I've been at goal since Feb 10th, so I'm not a veteran to this. its really hard, especially today, cuse I'm skipping my aerobics. That makes me have to do it on my own, and I'm bad at doing things on my own. So, I may end up missing exercise tonigt. it's also frigid outside, so I may end up doing a video. Something. But, I was really pleased with the after picture. Finally a picture I feel looks like the real me.

03-19-2003, 07:44 PM
This one may have gone around before, but it just seemed so fitting for Sandy.

03-20-2003, 09:14 AM
Hey angie, thanks for inviting me over! That's great that you'v elost so much weight! What program are you using if you don't mind me asking?:)

03-20-2003, 09:19 AM
Thanks for the cartoon Mele., I got a good :lol:

Welcome to Amanda.

Today is WI day and I officially lost another 3.5#'s this week, so a total of 21.5 gone in 8 weeks. I am finally noticing that my clothes are fitting a little different now. This is a good thing. Can't wait to go down in sizes.

Hugs to all and God Bless our Troops & their families.

03-20-2003, 09:25 AM
Hi Amanda. I am just eating 3 meals (maybe a snack) everyday. I am trying to watch my fat and calorie intake and I exercise for an hour every day. That is about it. My house looks like a gym with the bike, treadmill and elliptical :lol:

Noelle, The joke is cute. You are having an awesome week. I wished I could say the same. I am starting to get really depressed about the weight. It still hasn't gotten back to 154.5. What gives? I am going to be so pissed on Saturday if I have gained or even maintained this week. I have been working so hard to get it off and see a loss. WWAAAHHH!!! okay, I am done crying for today.

Sandy, I just read your journal. YEAH!!! You truly are melting right away girl! I hope you and hubby made up.

03-20-2003, 09:28 AM
Sandy, I have a few before pics but I don't have a scanner to scan them in.

03-20-2003, 09:29 AM
I'm on my way out the door to work, but wanted to let Angie know, I was reading your journal when you were posting and you were reading mine when I was posting, so we missed each ohter....LOL...but I did write in your journal too and please keep your chin up, it will show.

Hugs again, I will try to check in from work, but we have been so busy lately.


03-20-2003, 09:31 AM
Thanks Sandy!! You guys are the best!!

03-20-2003, 04:38 PM
Hello peeps. Rick decided to do some work here at the shop so I couldn't check in til now. (Had to appear as if I was working ya know! :lol: ) I'm really feeling hungry right now, or at least I think I'm hungry. I usually have my morning snack at 10:30 a.m. but I've been feeling this hunger pang since 9:30 a.m. I've been staving it off by drinking water but I'm distracted and working hard since people are around me. I'm so terrible. Leave me all alone and all I'll do is surf the net or park my butt @ 3FC.

Angie, stay positive lady. Your body just needs time to adjust. Your results so far are phenomenal! I look at your stats and I am amazed everytime. Think about it the way I see it: We started off a few weeks apart last October. You had your starting weight @ 206.5. I weighed 215. That's a difference of about 8.5 lbs and 3 weeks ( I started after you) . Anyway, today, you have made a 25.5 lbs difference--you've lost 17 lbs more than I have in about the same amount of time. That my friend, is truly amazing. I am continually on a quest to catch up to you but I probably never will at the rate I'm going. Thanks for letting me chase you.

Sandy, awesome loss!!!! Bravo!

Welcome aboard Amanda. I read your other post. Congratulations on your loss! How did you lose so much so fast? Or more so, how are you learning to keep it off? I've lost over 70 lbs before only to slowly have it creep back up over the years. I think this time because I'm doing it at my own pace and in a more realistic 'life change' matter, I'm more likely to keep it off.

Washu glad you had a good time in Portland. What, not enough rain for you in Seattle that you had to cross state lines? :lol: Just kidding. Both Seattle and Portland are beautiful places, I've been lucky enough to visit both. Good luck on the job interview.

Everyone else, have a great day.

03-20-2003, 05:09 PM
Just wanted to say that I'm so proud of you gys, and the hard hard hard work it has taken you to get here. I'm also wanting to encourage the girls who are doubting themselves, and having trouble maintaining control. I can see myself every day falling behind, but there's something in me that is terrified of faling off this mountian and seeing the long trip back up. If you're ever struggling, get back up, and start over. every day. Just my thoughts right now.

Smiling Sal
03-20-2003, 05:36 PM
Hello everyone didn't manage onto my puter yesterday and has taken me ages to catch up.

Chris you are beautiful. And I am very jealous :( I too hate pictures of myself, I had a new one taken for my works pass and I had a sneak preview of the snap, as soon as it is on the network at work I'll post it. It has been the first picture I have wanted to share with anyone for ages. Mostly I just hide them

I love the joke, think I might give it a go :) :) :)

Have been struggling to drink all my water today. The water coolers at work ran out of water !!!! Apparently more bottles can't delivered until Monday. So instead of buying bottle water at lunchtime, I brought diet coke - so was bagged up caffeine and had to swap back to tap water to flush some of it through yuck !!!!

Walked for miles and miles today, must be doing some good, as I managed to fit into a smaller size pair of trousers - only hope they still fit for the weekend as I am off to a friends wedding reception.

03-20-2003, 05:47 PM
Okay, here goes, My 'before' Picture

03-20-2003, 05:59 PM
All I have to say is.....WOW Chris!!!!!! You look so different now. I just read your journal and I agree with you about having men look at you. It is kind of creepy and weird feeling since before noone would look at me and now I catch some guys making eye contact. It makes me so glad to have Jay because I know he loves me heavy or not.

I wished I could post my before pics. I swear it doesn't even look like me at all. It is strange how we can look back at these pics and it seems so far away but it wasn't and I know for me sometimes I still see myself the way I used to look in my mind.


03-20-2003, 06:31 PM
I always sat down, because it hid so much

03-20-2003, 06:33 PM
Ok, this one gets me, I hated having huge thighs. That's me with my grandpa. -- Funny, I always thought I looked good that day. I even bought the outfit for hte occasion. It was summer 2000, and Mother's Day.

03-20-2003, 07:17 PM
Chris those are some very inspirational pictures. I think you look very pretty at any size. Sure we're not happy with the way we look when we're heavy (otherwise why would be trying to lose the weight in the first place?) but I truly believe that we're our own worst critics. Bravo to you for going after what you wanted and working long and hard to get there. You've arrived honey! I feel priveleged to 'know' you.

03-20-2003, 07:17 PM
Wow Chris look at you!!!! You are an inspiration for sure. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you loose to get to goal? You look maaaaahhhhhvvvvveeeeellllllllooooooouuuuuussssss.


03-20-2003, 07:31 PM
Thanks for the love sistas! I started this journey at 210 pounds.

03-21-2003, 02:21 PM
Hey ladies, it looks like I'm the first one here this morning :) WI today, no change again. Actually, if it were a digital scale it'd show .5 up, but it's not and I don't care :LOL: I'm kinda disappointed but I know that I haven't been trying hard enough.

Sandy - WAY TO GO!!! That is a great loss for the week! Ok, I do hope that you and the hubby have made up... but boy do I sympathize w/ you sista. I couldn't write this last time 'cause the roommate was hangin' around. :devil: But OMG, they don't do anything. Simple, common sense things like take out the trash when it is full, seem to be beyond the male capabilities. Everytime that I vaccum, I notice new stains on the carpet.... anyway, dirtiness bugs me, so I clean everyday. (not everything, but at least something) but I try to make as much noise about it as I can (if they are home). Makes them feel guilty. BF and I have been around this cycle many times, and he at least tries. I was just getting him trained when the roommate moved in. 'HE' thinks that he's clean.... I see the food stains and the dirty dishes and the garbage not even close to the can.... and that he has slowly un-trained BF :lol:
My point is, Women ARE amazing! some men recognize this, but even they need to be reminded at times. Good for you for speaking your mind!

Chris - WOW! I agree, you are beautiful at any size. But 60ish pounds now has a visual for me. Thanks. Can you believe it? YOU did this!!!! You are superwoman! wow.

Hi Amanda :wave: I did not read your other post, so please tell us more about yourself. You've had some loss, huh? Great! How much, how are you doing it? Are you married, kids, pets, work hobbies...???? Ok, maybe I'm being a bit nosey, but we all like meeting new people. :)

How are ya Mel?
Has spring sprung yet Angie? Not here... still rainy and cold.
Sal - it sounds like your tap water is like ours, *yuck* Good for you forcing it down :lol:
Anyone, Everyone else... :wave:


03-21-2003, 02:47 PM
Hey everyone, just a real quick check in. I'm really cracking down on my paperwork lately but wanted to jump in and say "hey". I'll come back later and chat, I promise. Have a good day!

03-21-2003, 05:28 PM
Hi everyone, Today has been a busy one. Cappie had to go to the vets for an ear infection. I hope he doesn't keep getting them. He growled at me last night while I was checking his ears. He also came to us with an ear infection. Poor baby.

It is beautiful outside today!!! I love spring. I can't wait for the trees to start to bud.

I got back down to 154.5 today so unless I lose some weight tonight then I will have maintained? this week. It seemed like an awful lot of work to say I maintained. :lol:

Sandy I mailed out my before pics and I sent one of me at 135. You are so sweet to scan them for me. I put in an envelope with a stamp and my address on it already so it won't be any extra trouble for you to send them back. Thanks alot.

03-21-2003, 06:14 PM
Angie, thanks for sending the self addressed stamped envelope....:lol: I was so worried about the 37 cents:lol: You are too funny. I should get them tomorrow if you mailed them out in time for your mailman and I will return them on Mondays mail. Then you can put both pics up for all to see.

Thank goodness it is Friday, I need a few days at home. I seemed to have *****ed and moaned so much about hubby and I figured I'll show him and I have been lax on the Laundry and I hate when it piles up, I need to do that. He does not know how to do laundry and lord know I'm not gonna teach him, and he does not want to learn......it would never get done. But he has been picking up after himself, and this afternoon when I got home and started putting groceries away and picking up, he got up and started helping:o . I know this may be short lived and I will have to have another talk with him, but I will take what he is willing to give right now. All in all he is a sweety, and after almost 14 years of marriage I still would not trade him for another. Like your hubby Angie, mine has seen me at 195 and at 295 so thats 100lb difference. I am shooting for him to see me around 160 this time and staying there, but my first goal is to reach below 200.

03-21-2003, 10:32 PM
Oh boy it's almost quitting time here and I've only had time to get back now.

Sandy by the end of the week I always have to conquer Mt. Laundry too. I really should be doing a few loads during the weeknights but after coming home from work, getting dinner for my son, and then going out exercising, I just don't feel like doing laundry--I want to relax. There's just not enough time in a day that's for sure. Laundry's become my Saturday pasttime--8 am to 2 pm--sometimes longer.

Angie hope Cappie gets better soon. Does he have a lot of hair in his ears? We had a maltese once and my sister the groomer was continally combating ear infections with him. It finally calmed down after she took most of the hair out of his ears. How's Rebel BTW? Can't wait to see your before and before-after pics, you know what I mean. You look great now. I'm trying to dig up some of my 'before' pics but I can only find those that are like 8+ years ago. I've been a very elusive camera-shy person for the past 7 years when the weight started coming back. I'll try though. I have a scanner here at work, hope it doesn't break when I do it :lol: . I'll be looking for some pics this weekend. I think all of us gals should post a picture of ourselves--current, past pics, whatever. It really makes it more 'real' when we can see who we're talking with. (I need a new avatar), didn't like the old one.

I gotta get going, time to close up.

Washu, Kempy, Chris, Carol, Gargoyle, essey and anyone else I may have missed, have a good night and a great weekend.


03-22-2003, 09:39 AM
Weigh day! I actually went down a pound overnight so I guess this week wasn't a total loss:lol: Thank you to you guys because if I didn't have the support I get from all of you I KNOW I would have caved and eaten everything in sight out of frustration. Now lets just hope the weight doesn't jump up again this week too. :lol:

Noelle, Rebel is all done with his meds and I switched him back to his lamb and rice food so he is all better. He has such a sensitive stomache. Poor boy. Cappie has tufts of hair in the fron of his ear but I am not sure how much is in it. He had a yeast infection the first time and now the vet said it was a bacterial infection. It makes me wonder where he could have gotten it because he never goes outside other than to pee and play for a few minutes. My dogs have more ailments than my kids. :lol:

Sandy, You are too funny. I sent a few pics so if you want to you can pick the ones that look the worst and post them. Might as well make the after pics look good. :lol: haha

03-22-2003, 10:05 AM
Morning girls. It's georgeous aoutside here, so I got up and immediately got a nice morning walk out of the way. After a very depressing week, it ended alright. We were going to go out to a basket bingo together, hub and me, but he was sick last night, bo again, we cancelled. That rally disappointed me, cause we rarely get out like that. But, we got into bed early, and watched the war on TV, and just layed there, together. It was nice. I regretted complaining, later we were laying there, and I said "gosh, this is better than being in a big crowded room, and losing every game" .. I'd trade all my socials to be with him. Ahh...

Anyway, I'm seeing the ups and downs on the posts, and I feel ya! Every day I look at myself, and usually say, yeah, I'm still thinner, but it's the full length mirror that doesn't lie. Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror, and I feel lowsy. I'm still mentally comparing myself to other people.

Angie, you're really losing girl... and if you maintain that's just another victory.... maybe you're at a plateau, and that's there for a reason... maybe you oughta settle for a while. That's what I did with my last 10 pounds... took a couple months! You can do it. You've done it before, and this time it's for keeps.

Can't wait too see before and after pics. I'm a visual person, so I need to see that you're all making progress too,. or just to have a pretty face to recognize when we chat.

Peekaboo: just love that man of yours... their only mortal, not like us girls.. wer'e superwomen!!! ha ha.

Kempy and Gar, Angie, Noelle, and Sandy, and Carol and essey, and Washu... stay strong and be courageious, we're at a war, with our bodies, and in the world... take care of each other.

03-22-2003, 12:08 PM
Good morning everyone. I'm down 2 lbs this week bringing me to 178 (can you believe it?, I can't :lol: ) . I haven't seen that number on the scale for like 7 years! :dance: To infinity and beyond! Rick has had some kind of flu for a couple of days--hope it's not that Asian strain! He was coughing and hacking away quite a bit last night, all wrapped up under the quilt w/the ceiling fan off and there I am in my short pj's on top of the covers trying not to sweat. Hope he gets better soon or I'll have to bunk up with my son.

Hey Chris, I like reading your posts and journals. I can feel so much love between you and Chris, so much positivity despite the medical problems. You guys are so great for each other. There'll be other socials but those quiet, calm loving moments of just being together, sometimes they turn up when you least expect them, especially with busy lives.

Angie, woooo-hooooo!!! A loss! Don't you just love this place?
Support is what it's all about.

Everyone else, what's on the agenda for the weekend? And I mean fun stuff, not the regular domestic drudgery like I have...laundry, vacuuming, etc. Any movies out there that you've seen that you'd recommend? We have a weekend carnival here that I may take my son too tonight, hope it doesn't rain. Well, got to get up and get my day started. Have a good one!

03-22-2003, 12:45 PM
Hey Angie,
Your pics should be in your e mail? Check and let me know if they came through? If not I will try a different way.

PS) I figured you could put the ones you want to here on the site. And just wanted to tell you WOW you should be so proud!!!

03-22-2003, 12:46 PM
Thanks Sandy! I am going to post them now. YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!

03-22-2003, 12:57 PM
I am at about 245-250 here.

03-22-2003, 01:02 PM
I weigh about 135 here. It was taken on June 17,2001. Hopefully I will be back to this by this summer sometime.

03-22-2003, 01:34 PM
Hope you did not mind that I croped them a little bit. I figured you did not want to put the kids pic's up and I didnt know who the other person was on the couch....LOL...

But hey, you look great now, I just finished going way back here on the thread and showing my dh (his name by the way, I don't think I ever told you all that is Fernald, but we call him Fern) your picture from a week or so ago and he was like wow, she did a great job. So chaulk one up for Angie you impressed my dh. Jay must feel like a lucky man:lol: . I keep telling my dh that once I get some of this weight off my sex drive will be better. I think because I won't be so self consious of myself.


03-22-2003, 02:31 PM
Hey ladies. Angie you should be so proud of yourself. You've made an amazing transformation! So inspiring. I will make a concerted effort today to go and look for some 'before' pics of me. The ones I can think of may be quite a few years old (before I started getting gray hair :lol: ) and I may have less wrinkles. Don't know where I'll start but I'm sure I can dig some up. Bravo Angie! Sandy you're a great lady for scanning them. Oh yeah, sex drive definitely improves w/weight loss, as does the stamina and daring :devil: .

Well I just got back from my morning walk, just shy of 3 miles I think..l This may be a new habit for me since I took my son along. Saturday's are usually my rest days. Got him a bite to eat and he ate as he rode in the stroller. He is too big to be in that thing but I get an extra workout by pushing him and we get to be together. If he had walked himself this walk may have taken 2 hours instead of just 1 :lol: . I'm feeling pretty pumped. Ready for an OP weekend.

03-22-2003, 03:54 PM
wow angie, you're fabuloso sista! can't belive that's you, everyone tells me the same thing. It's like a different girl. Just goes to show you, hard work makes you feel wonderful!!! Stay positive, and you'll see 135 again. If it's what you want.

I love seeing those before pics. Amazing difference. Thanks for the encouragement Noelle. .. you're so sweet. I like seeing everyone's issues in the journals too. It's like "oh yeah, she's like me... " or 'oh, so i'm not crazy after all"

03-22-2003, 06:40 PM
Quick, run outside and check your flower beds. I checked the front one next to the house and I have crocuses peeking their little heads out of the gound. Green~~~at last, but now they say we might get a dusting of snow tonight? But its still 42 here on the coast.

03-22-2003, 07:13 PM
I KNOW!!!! I noticed the daffodils are coming up in someones yard on my walk. I was so happy. It hit 49 around here today. I love Spring. It is my favorite season...that and Fall.Not too hot or too cold.

I snacked a little on my BlueBunny ice cream today but I still want some for later so I gave Corey my dinner roll at supper. I am so proud of myself. :lol:

Smiling Sal
03-23-2003, 12:31 PM
Hi have been to a wedding reception in Aberdeen this weekend, was wonderful, but it meant that the eating went totally to pot.

Drank far too much wine and ate far to much rubbish, but how often do I manage to escape for a kid free night. Then this morning in the hotel the breakfast was to die for, good job I don't stay out overnight very often !!!!

Have a feeling weigh in will be disasterous this week.

Only had a quick look at everyones pictures, will need to hunt out one of me at my heaviest and post it and my new one together.

I think you have all done great.

03-23-2003, 12:42 PM
Funny, you were in Aberdeen, Scotland, and i live in Aberdeen, Maryland. -- never think about indulging as a disaster.. sometimes alittle cheating gives us motivation to get back on the 'wagon' so to speak, and gives us a reminder of a day we let it all out... now back into it!

03-23-2003, 01:59 PM
A lady I knew back in the early 80's had a theory that I thought was good.

"If you're careful when it doesn't count; then you don't have to be careful when it does count."

If, in your everyday life, you're careful about your food choices; then when you have a special occasion, it's ok to "enjoy" yourself food wise.
As long as you go back to sensible eating once the occasion is over with, the extra calories will be dealt with and burned up.

It does work.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend !

Smiling Sal
03-23-2003, 04:42 PM
I did enjoy myself and you are quite right that it is inspiring me to get back into it and stick to it.

I wore a smaller sized pair of trousers and although they were fine the top was a bit tight, I go away in 3 weeks and do not want to be constantly pulling the top down if I go out for a night, so I need to swing straight back into it. No excuses.

Am dreading WW tomorrow night though :( :( :(


03-24-2003, 10:59 AM
Good Morning everyone! Can someone explain to me what is wrong with me. Maybe PMS? I started my period on the 6th this month 4 days early so maybe my period is changing and I am having PMS right now or maybe it is in my head. I want to eat all the time! I don't get it, I have done so well until the last few months and I am just messing up more than I am on track. I don't want to gain any weight back because I ate too many animal crackers!! I need to get back into it. I don't want to be at this weight forever, I am not comfortable at this weight. I want to be 130 but I seem to be sabotaging myself. I made frosting last night to eat. How pathetic is that?

Kempy, Are you back yet? I have missed chatting with you.

Sandy, You would have loved Dr. Phil today. It was about wives who wanted to smack their husbands because they don't help around the house.

Noelle, How did you do at your BBQ? Good I hope.

I'll be back later.

03-24-2003, 11:05 AM
Angie, stay on track girl!! If you need encouragement just look at those pictures. You can do it. But, how tall are you? Is 130 to small? Maybe we need to go look that up....hummmmm.... you look great now and a size 12? My dream, but everyone is different and you will get to where you want to be.

And Dr. Phil, what channel and what time do you get him? We have Directv.

Hope everyone is doing well.


03-24-2003, 11:11 AM
I am 5'2" tall. I watch him at 9:00 on Channel 5 on regular tv. I don't think I have ever seen him on the satellite stations. He must be but I don't know which ones. :lol: I actually like to watch him except the time he told a family too get rid of their pets because they were in debt and animals are too expensive. They had kids but he didn't recommend they get rid of them. :lol:

03-24-2003, 11:55 AM
First let me say this: Angie, this is scary. We probably DO share the same brain or at least brain-waves. I indulged my snackyitis and cravings and had a total breakdown yesterday and we didn't even have a BBQ! I sabotaged myself. We had a few people over at the house and I went out and bought some stuff to make an easy lunch for them--not healthy but easy. I ended up eating what they were having instead of something "legal" . I'm kicking myself in the @ss because I was the one that went out and chose the stuff. What was I thinking? No will-power whatsoever yesterday. Plus, TOM has been early for me last month, I'm wondering if this munchie feeling is PMS already? :lol: Yuck. Anyway, I'm so glad it's Monday. You're not alone! BTW, I hope you didn't get your frosting idea from me or my journal--I used to do that when making my cinnamon rolls :rolleyes: .

I just had to jump in early and get that off my chest. I gotta run and get ready for work. I'll check back with the rest of you ladies later.

Have a great day!

03-24-2003, 12:05 PM
No, I actually told Jay I am going to make some Faux Fudge. :lol: It did taste like fudge without the extra fat but I ate it at 10:00 at night. I am breaking out right now so maybe I can blame PMS. Even if it lasts 2 weeks. haha I know that I need to stay out of the animal crackers. I bought them for the dogs and boy oh boy do I get some dirty looks from them when I am eating their cookies! :lol:

We have a new buffet place opening up in Bangor and they serve sushi and Chinese and fruits and all that good stuff. I told Jay I would like to try it sometime. I can't guarantee I would be a good girl but at least I could try sushi.

03-24-2003, 12:25 PM

I am back and let me tell you there in no way in **** I wil, be able to read what has been going on over the last week. I do see that we have a few new friends. Warm welcolme from me!

I am really busy right now (hugh pile on my desk) so I can't stay long.

Angie and Chris you guys look great. It was hard for me to even picture you guys big. Keep up the good work.

I will check in later.

Smiling Sal
03-24-2003, 05:52 PM
Angie I started PMSing after TOM arrived this morning, wasn't due for another 10 days or so, so my body is totally out of sync. Think deep down my body knew I was away for the weekend without the kids and thought it would try and spoil my fun :) tough too late am home again.

Have been eating non stop, just picking at rubbish which I wouldn't normally look at, just what ever I can find in the cupboard and fridge. I really want chocolate but we don't have any, is probably a good thing :(

Hello Kempyd - where were you, some where nice ?