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03-11-2003, 03:21 PM
Hi everyone! :wave: Just taking a lunch break....at 2:00 in the afternoon! YIKES! Went out to work and then came home to pee and eat my salad. Gotta head back out again in a minute.
Please be sure and check the last thread if you didn't read from everyone.
Jen: I'm glad to see that fast food places are now making it a little easier to stay on some sort of healthy path. Most have salads of some sort (just watch the dressings), and almost all of them have a grilled chicken sandwich that without the mayo or honey mustard sauce is actually quite reasonable. The only one I haven't been able to find reasonable is Taco Bell, but then all of their stuff is just plain yummy!!!! :T
2cute: WOW! I never knew that about searching the site. I sure could have used the info a long time ago though! Where the heck were you BEFORE I spent hours searching???? :lol:
Steph: Oh you brave girl, starting a new debate! :o I think those people sueing fast food are out of their minds!!! I certainly know that when I have a burger it's not as healthy as a salad. Give me a break!!! The sad part is, they'll probably win! So much for the judicial system....but then that's another debate too! :D
Katrina: Well, I'm glad somebody finally said something to bring you out of hiding! It is very hard to look past that number on the scale. I think there is a huge lack of confidence in most women of size.
Well girls, gotta go get that other job done. See ya later.
03-11-2003, 03:23 PM
Tuesday tip: Don't turn the oven on when your sons birthday cake is in the oven with a plastic cover on it!!!!
:) :dizzy: :cry: Laugh or cry, does not change that I did it!!! Oh well less temptation in the house.
Get this: Last night I cooked a big ole pot of veggies. Cabbage, potatoe, turnip, carrotts, onions then I cooked some turkey ham on the george forman......so I had this huge plate of food for little pts. Only the potatoe and the ham counted and if you have turkey ham its really LOW in pts. Just thought I'd share that, incase someday you need a low pt meal and want a lot to eat. Tonight Im throwing it all in a fry pan coated with pam and kinda frying it.......we call it hash here and will be little pts again. And today I did almost 1 1/2 miles of the WATP tape then went for a 1/2 mile walk for real. That scale better move its numbers down this week, cause I'm drinking water and water and water and water.....I'm gonna float away. I think I need the potty hooked to my bottom.
Hugs to all,
03-11-2003, 03:39 PM
Gee ... I just posted my longgggg post again on the last page and so I have to post a short one here to be sure I get my email notice when someone posts. LOL
Sandy.... :lol: I think I will laugh at that one. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Only because I have dont it "twice" myself. :o LOL
I was getting unexpected company in 15 minutes and my kitchen was a MESS so I took all of my dirty dishes and put them inside the oven. (no dishwasher back then)
WEll... I totally forgot about them. Next day I went to preheat my oven for dinner... and something started stinking. :?:
Yep... bake Tupperware. :eek: :lol:
Then a month or so later I did it AGAIN !!!! DUH
Only this time... the company was there !!!!! :sorry:
So much for my little secret. :o
03-11-2003, 04:20 PM
ANOTHER secret divulged by 2cute!
03-11-2003, 04:43 PM
Kat... you know what they say....
"You are as fat as you are secretive"
Since I am the fattest one here... that means... hold on to your seats. :eek: LOL
I have some humdingers waiting to fall off this body. :lol:
LOTS OF THEM !!!!! 300+ :lol:
03-11-2003, 05:14 PM
:eek: There's so many posts and so little time. how do I respond to them all. Ok here goes.
Thin: Thanks for the encouragement, and on the salad dressing issue at fast food, I keep a bottle of lowfat with me at all times. This time of year its easy to keep in car without spoiling, but what will I do in summer??:chin:
Sandy: Bummer on the cake!:( I would have cried first:cry: Then I would have laughed:D about it. But just so ya know, your not the only one to have done such a thing:o . I had stuck a leftover turkey from thanksgiving in the oven and forgot all about it and a week later turned on the oven, well imagine the smell! :fr: And I can sooo relate to the water issue. I really think I am going to float away as well. :flow1:
2cute:I do have pics of myself, I just don't want to admit it or see them ever. I will take some now though because I do want to see a true before and after. I am also on video, no thanks to my husband.
Ok I just proofread my post and it sounded so hostile. I really don't mean to come across that way, so please, forgive me if I offended. I just hate the way I look so much that I guess the anger comes across in my typing. my apologies.:love:
bobsgal: On the fast food lawsuit issue. I don't agree with suing at all, so that does irritate me, because I too feel that people are so quick to blame others and if it weren't for all the frivolous lawsuits out there cost of many things would be much less. But I do think that fast food places also need to take some responsibility, yes we know it is bad for us, but when they keep supersizing and advertising it is more and more difficult. Even though I am still responsible for my own desicion. That's all I have to say on that.:D
Kat: I may have worded that wrong about the picture showing the true me, because I do love myself,(sometimes maybe too much) but I guess what I meant to say was that I don't feel half as big as that person in the picture. I know its just numbers, but I sometimes feel like I am fooling myself, and think I am thinner when I am really a huge :censored::moo:! Well anyway. Thanks for pointing that out, because we all need to love ourselves before we can love anyone else.
Anyway, I guess I have spouted enough. :foot: I must go and clean this place called home, so the kids can come home and mess it up so I can go do it again tomorrow.:twirly:
:cb: I think I will crank up the music and make it a work out. Woo hoo! big step there!:cb:
TTFN to all!:love:
03-11-2003, 07:55 PM
Just wanted to clarify that the cake was from the weekend when we had his party. It was what was left of the cake, but I know there was like over half of it still. But, like I said less temptation for me.
Deon, wow a week old turkey, bet that was one baddddddd smell. And about loving yourself, so true!!! I have come to terms with myself, and I do like the person I grew up to be. I do not like the shell on the outside, but am fixing that.
Wanted you all to know what a good talk I had with my dad today. Remember I told you all about the alcoholism. Well, anyway I took my son over today to get his birthday gift and dad and I ended up having a meaningful talk. "Truth be known, I think he had had a few" But I told him things that bothered me and he agreed that he was not the best father and had made a lot of mistakes and was sorry but there was no way he could take them back, which is true. He complimented me on always being a good kid and what a wonderful LADY I had turned into. Yes my dad called me a LADY. That word to me mean so much more that woman. A Lady seems to earn a lot of respect in my book. He told me he was glad and proud I had made a good life for myself and that I was a good mom. He admited about the alcohol and said he was young and foolish and didnt know half of what he was doing. This is true too (he and my mom had me when they were just 17) and my dad had full custody of me and my brother when he was 20 and in the service. So, yes maybe life was not easy. But NO I will not make excuses for him, I've done that all my life and will not do it anymore!!! I told him I was jelous of my little brother and his relationship with him (he is 12, I feel like he is my son) But that I was 33 and dealing with it. He said he understood, and knew he was a much better father now than then. Okay enough of my life~~~~sorry. Maybe I need to put this in my journal, I think I will!!! Major day in my life I guess.
Talk to you all later,
Love and Hugs,
03-11-2003, 08:40 PM
I'm here. My food has not been really good here lately. I think I got a little too free with my well, I can eat more points today and I'll just exercise more thinking. That type of thinking can come up and bite you in the :censored: I did go to WI today and I was up 1.8 lbs. but that's ok. I think possibly the only reason I was only up that much is because of all the exercise I've been doing. I went back and looked at my points for the last two weeks and out of the last 14 days, 6 of those....I had what I called "free point" days. :s: Which means, I decided to eat what I wanted and then exercise really hard. Not too good, huh? :no: I know, but I'm doing better now. Well, first thing tomorrow because you know I just had to have a birthday cupcake. :T I bought cupcakes for Trey's birthday, they are not nearly as tempting to me as a whole cake. It burns me up sometimes though....I just think if I could have all those "free point" days back and made better decisions that day....oh well, I'm sure you can finish the sentence. But that's part of learning, you know. Accepting the things you can't change and trying to make the future better.
I know I owe you all replies, but I've got company on the way here, so I will say this to 2cute since she's a little confused. :lol: DH never took the picture. My camera is very quirky. If you take a picture, you have to allow at least 5 seconds before you take the next one. If you push the button before it's ready to take the next picture, it just sets it further and further back. I handed the camera to dh and all he had to do was take the picture of me and Tony, but while I was talking to him, (Tony) Ron had taken a picture of Tony right as I had asked him if we could get a picture together, so my stupid camera was not quite ready to take another one. So Ron's standing there click..click..clicking away on the camera and it's not doing a blasted thing. So Ron's standing there forever and it's just not working and Tony said, "Come on guys" cause we were holding up 550 more people and when Tony said that, Ron just gave up and never took the picture. :mad: It was quite hilarious though....you should have seen the look on Ron's face. He knew he was in for it! :lol:
Ok, company just pulled in the driveway.....I will be back later.
Love you guys! :grouphug:
03-11-2003, 09:09 PM
Okay Tina.... so what you are telling me is... you don't want to share that pic of Tony and you together. FINE !!!:snooty:
:lol: Just kidding. :lol: I thought he took it of you "at least standing" by Tony for goodness sakes. MEN !!!! :rolleyes:
You should have kicked him in the butt at least. :s: LOL
I just got back from eating out and I was such a "GOOD GIRL" !!!
I substituted 2 salads for my fries and coleslaw. :D
Sandy... you are making some MAJOR headway on your emotional recovery !!!! I am soooo proud of you. Is your journal open or private?
Deon... I did not take your post as hostile at all. You have nothing to apologize for. :no: It is so easy to misinterept when people are writing. My one daughter used to write papers in school and read them to me. Then I would read the same words back to her and let her see how it could be misinterepted. It always amazed her how different people could make things sound.
Let's see... since I want to lose this weight so badly is there another secret I could let go of. Hmmmm :chin:
NOPE !! :lol: I guess I am not in the mood of "confessions" tonight. LOL Maybe in a few days.
03-11-2003, 10:11 PM
Yes my journal is open
03-12-2003, 07:09 AM
Wowzers, did anyone find me a little off kilter for me yesterday? What an emotional breakdown/breakthrough it was. Sorry to lay that all on you guys, but I know you will listen. Today is better.
I've woken up refreshed and ready to start my day. I just gotta steal the before anyone gets up so I can do my video and get this body moving. Today is not WI for me, but the scale is looking okay and I will post that tomorrow (Thursdays, like always) My food is still on plan.
I gotta go to work today, but will try to pop in from there, but the boss has been there a lot lately, makes it hard to pop in a read for a while;) but I will try.
Gotta poof for a while, so catch ya later chickees....
Hugs and Love to all,
03-12-2003, 08:52 AM
Where is everyone? just one post since yesterday
03-12-2003, 11:07 AM
Come out, come out, wherever you are. Where is everyone? I was hoping to have a lot of posts to read this morning. I'll check back later.
03-12-2003, 11:29 AM
I did it again!!! I changed my picture next to my name....LOL, but I was just poking around and saw this one and you all know how I am with the scales.....on them 50x's a day. I can just picture my poor scales doing this to me, so I think it is fitting.....hehehehe:D
Where is everyone? Oly Oly oxen free!!!
Love and Hugs,
03-12-2003, 11:35 AM
OK I hate AOL!!!:mad: I had my post all typed and hit reply and got booted off. OOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Well anyway, I was just saying that I sometimes wonder why it clicks and other times it doesn't. That was all. I kinda lost my train of thought so I will come back later and finish the thought. TTFN
03-12-2003, 02:29 PM
HEY !!!! Saying "Where is everybody?" is not a post either. :lol:
Steph and Mary... you needed to post something too. You need to give us something to work with here. LOL I came in to read too... but since you didn't post anything I sure can't reply. :rolleyes: LOL
Kidmaister... I am letting you off the hook. YOU TRIED.
I also have AOL and some days it knocks me off seveal times. Grrr
I often write off line and then copy and paste.
Also... if you don't mind entering your own  and [/] you can bring up the screen to write a letter with... address it to yourself ... and then when it knocks you off line you can still mail it to yourself and then copy and paste. :dizzy: Did that make sense ? :lol: It has saved me a million times.
Sandy... I LOVE your new avatar. :lol:
I had to hunt for a month to find mine. I knew I would know it when I saw it. And when I saw that cute little elephant I "knew" that was for me. ;) It was just too cute.
I am soooo glad you shared with us yesterday. I wrote a gut spilling post here one time a longggggg time ago. It took a ton of weight off my shoulders... not my belly though unfortunately. LOL
Someday I will share it with you. I printed and saved it to remind myself where I have come from... and where I am headed.
Well... since no one else has posted... I am headed out of here.
Since today is Way to Go Wednesday.... I will share that I am STILL on program and feeling pretty happy about it.
WAY TO GO 2CUTE !!!! :dancer:
03-12-2003, 02:45 PM
:lol: :lol: 2CUTE:lol: :lol: I love that you can make me laugh almost everytime I read one of your posts.
And I agree, "Where is everybody" is not a post!!! You all know I still live and die for these posts. We were so chatty the other day and now look everyone is :snail: along.
Calling all chickies to post!!!! Please say something, do you want me to go through withdrawls?
((((((Hugs to all))))))))
03-12-2003, 03:07 PM
But this will be a quickie...I need to get the car inspected. I got there yesterday, one detour and a whole lot of road work delays later, just as they were putting up the cones...*sigh* Back on the road today, then off to food shop, teacher conferences, make dinner, then pack (we're going for an overnighter in Manhattan tomorrow--got a 'free' stay at the Manhattan Sheraton and dinner in exchange for letting them try to sell us a Timeshare. heehee...no way Jose! We were sweating out the tickets we have for "Chicago," but the strike was settled yesterday, so there will be a show for us to see.) At least I don't have to work tonight...what a bear pit that place has been.
Diet is going well...I did very well last weekend, even managed to lose a pound while we were in Atlantic City. LOTS of walking, laughing, and cheering for Bruce must burn mucho calories! Oh yeah...AND throwing money into the slots...geez! :rolleyes: Dh did manage to win $1000 on a video poker game...so we came out ahead of the game...whew!
Gotta run...inspection calls my name.
Okay, so I posted...who's next?
03-12-2003, 06:53 PM
Guess that would be me next to post again.:dizzy:
Wanted to share this...I know its not recipe day(We don't have recipe day:lol: )
Anyway, I am always mixing things together to come up with something differnt to eat. Heres what Im having tonight lets give it a name????
In a pan sprayed with pam sautee some
green pepper.....................................0 pts
then add a can of mexican
1 pks boca ground burger...................2 pts
So all that is 2 pts......to that add a box of the Nor'Easy Spanish rice(cooked).....10 pts for the box if you don't make it with the butter!!!
So 10 + 2= 12 pts for the whole pan of food~~>way more than 1 person can eat, I think.....I'm gonna attack it soon. But it smells great and looks good too. So divide it by however many servings you are making it into and enjoy.....
Love and Hugs as always,
03-12-2003, 07:34 PM
In my web perusals I came across a pretty cool site... www.easygourmet.com . You can click on the nutritional info section and get calorie/fat/carb info for EVERY food. I found every single crazy food that I could think of! I put a link to it directly onto my desktop! That'll be handy for sure!
Hmm. Not much else new. I ate WAY too much food last night that's still in my tummy so my WI Wednesday was a little thrown off this morning. For the last few days, however, the scale has been reading a good pound lost this week so I'm pretty confident in boasting that loss! That makes me 138 pounds currently, down from my high of 270 pounds last year! :)
Back in a bit...
03-12-2003, 08:24 PM
I am so sick today I am going right to bed...I just wanted to let you all know I passed my audit today with flying colors!
Talk at you all later!
03-12-2003, 10:25 PM
I'm on my faamily chat wheere is everyone? I nee to talk
03-12-2003, 10:47 PM
the Tony pics!!!!! More, more!!!!
I had to tell you last night I got to see Sponge Bob. We were visiting my Dad and my nephew and brother found Sponge Bob and tried to make me watch. They kept saying my other nephew was just like that blue star guy!!
I have to get better at posting but it's hard to keep up!
03-12-2003, 10:51 PM
for that site, Sara. I love it.
03-12-2003, 11:00 PM
Sorry I missed you Mary...I just popped in now to see if anyone was there. Saturday maybe?
Feel better Michelle...glad your audit went well!
Hi Sara! When the heck are you going to STOP losing? Do you have a new goal? Can you come live with me and be my coach/chef/cheerleader? You have my address.
Your recipe sounds good, Sandy...I never tried the ground Boca stuff, just the burgers...I'll have to look for that!
2cutie...come on...spill some more secrets...let's liven up this thread!!
Deon, I've done that plenty of times...typed out a HUGE post, with smilies and color and funny stories, personal replies...one wrong flick of a finger and POOF! all gone...quite frustrating.
Steph! Welcome back! What's new in your neck of NJ?
Tina...hey! So you had the free point days! I think it's great that you balanced them out with exercise. That's life. Making choices. Looks like you had a helluva lot more OP days. You're doing fine. And you look wonderful!
Hey Thin...no, I don't stay away for long, sometimes I just have nothing to contribute. And as our esteemed colleague, 2cute put it...You need to give us something to work with here. Everyone loves to read the posts, but you need something to respond to!
That's it for me tonight...I still have to pack. I'll be back Friday.
03-12-2003, 11:39 PM
Howdy, everyone! :wave: I'm still sick and I have jobs to do this week and all I want to do is curl up in bed and hibernate. :( Don't you all feel real sorry for me????
You've all been begging for posts so this is the best I can muster under the circumstances. Hope I didn't miss anyone.
2cute: Good self control subbing those salads for the heavy stuff. You're my hero!!!!
Tina: Time to hire a new photographer, sweetie. That would have definitely ticked me off!!! * Let the 'free' days go. You know better now.
Michelle: Congrats on the great audit! That's one more headache out of the way. * Hope you're feeling better real soon. Did you catch Andrew's bug???
Deon: I've got summer licked. I carry along a 6 pack cooler with my 'goodies' stashed in it and also have an insulated water bottle holder. I'm ready. Send in the nice weather!!
Sandy: Too bad about the cake, but after all, it served it's purpose...better to be gone with it. :o The recipe sounds great. We do have a recipe day, it's Soup and Salad Sunday, but nobody pays any attention (myself included). Just post 'em when you got 'em. :D I love the new avatar. How appropriate!
Kat: We must have popped into chat right after one another. I was there about 10:00 too.
Sara: OMG! Still losing. What's the new goal??? * Thanks for that site. It looks real interesting.
Lucky: You know who liked Sponge Bob? Malia. I wonder what ever happened to her.
Steph: Glad you're trying to be here more often.
Susie: Hey girl, we haven't heard from you in awhile. Are you still hanging out???
Jen: Do you have unlimited Internet access there in Germany, or do you have to go somewhere on base to use a computer?
J-ann: Where you at, girlfriend??? Have you been out playing with the dogs lately? or is it too cold????
Baylee: What about you? I miss your wisdom. You always have such good stuff to say.
Mary: Sorry we couldn't connect tonight in chat. Maybe next time.
Well, girls, I'm off to bed. Besides having this dang sinus thing and sore throat going on, Mother Nature decided to grace me with her presence and I'm just washed out. I'll see you all later.
03-13-2003, 01:31 AM
Just wanted to let you know I updated my journal again... if you're bored and looking for something to do instead of snack! :lol:
Thin: I've decided that my absolute final goal is to be 135... that way I can say I've lost exactly half my body weight! Only another 3 pounds to go or so... :)
Lucky: HEY! I see those numbers sneaking down! SOOOO close to ONEderland! Woohoo! I'm truly happy for you! :)
Oh-oh. Hubby's waiting for me to come to bed... and he's grumpy I'm taking so long! :lol:
03-13-2003, 02:48 AM
I had such a wonderful day! I finished the quilt that I have been working on for awhile and I am sooo pleased with it. It turned out awesome! It is the second quilt I've ever made. I am very proud. I also had a successful day eating. I even have left over points. I am sooo nervous about tomorrows weigh in. I will be fine though. I just keep wondering what made me click this time. It was like I just woke up and said I am going to do weight watchers and there ya have it I did it. Why when all this time I have known weight watchers works and how to do it and everything I didn't do it before now. Why did it click this time? I am just obsessing over it that, because if I fall, which I don't plan on it, I want to know what it took to get me to do it this time. Ok am I looking for the answer to the meaning of life here?? I guess I shouldn't care why it clicked but just that it did. Either way I am happy. It's been awhile since I've been happy, and I have you gals to thank for that. You have all been a big help here. Alot of encouragement and support. And you don't even know me. :o :love: OH ya another great thing happened today, I didn't take my morning nap. Huge step for me. HUGE! So I must go now and get to bed at a decent hour so maybe I can do it again tomorrow. Good nite all!:yawn:
03-13-2003, 03:56 AM
Well, as predicted, the low carb thing went right out the window :^: . I was suddenly attacked by a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. THEN I got a wild hair to make cookie dough (with no intention of actually making cookies, mind you). I took a couple of bites and thought "What the heck am I doing??", and I quickly dumped the rest in the garbage. Whew :faint: !! So I may not be low carb, but I think I've got a better grip on my eating.
kidmeister: congrats on finishing the quilt! My mom has started into quilting and is trying to teach me. She bought me my first sewing maching a few months ago, and I'm trying to decide what my first project will be. And I too am trying to give up the morning nap thing. I am here posting now when i am usually back in bed, so it's a start. Going to keep busy today.
Sara: All I can say for you is WOW!!! :eek: :bravo: :dance: I am sooo happy for you. Not to mention envious.... :s:
TT: Yes I do feel sorry for you!! :( Being sick is the worst!! As for my internet, I used to have to go to the library on base and wait FOREVER to use the public computers there, and then there was a 30 minute limit, so I wasn't online much. But after a four month wait (customer service is NOT a strong point over here), I FINALLY got internet at my apartment, and it's unlimited flat rate. WOOHOO!! :cb: :cb: I am so glad to have it!
Lucky: I have to say... I LOVE spongebob!! When my kids first started watching it I thought, "what is this garbage?", but after a while I really found it hysterical, especially Patrick Starfish. How old am I again?? I'll never tell.....
Michelle: Sounds like you got the crud your son had. How you feel better soon!!
And a big hello to Kat, Grannie, Sandy, 2Cute, and anyone else I missed out there!! :wave:
The next few weeks are going to be SUPER HARD for me. I have to go to the commissary today and stock the shelves. My DH has been away on a training exercise for the last month and is coming home next week. After a month of chow at the mess hall and eating MRE's, he has a list of home cooked meals he wants to eat before he leaves again. His unit just got orders for Kuwait, and they are expected to leave mid-April. So not only am I going to be constantly surrounded by and cooking good food, I'm going to be an emotional wreck having to say goodbye to DH for who knows how long. :stress: :stress:
Anyhoo, I guess that's about it for now. I'll talk to you all later,
03-13-2003, 10:32 AM
My kids love Spongebob as well. Wow Lucky, just 1 more pound and you're officially in onederland. Awesome! Nothing new in my neck of the woods. Just glad it's starting to warm up. I think it's what I need to kick my butt into gear. There's just something about walking outdoors that indoor exercises can't compare to. Must be that fresh air that motivates me. Also, I find it hard to drink all that water when it's freezing outside. How do all the rest of you cope? Well gotta go for now. Hope to have more to read when I come back.
03-13-2003, 10:50 AM
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