First of all, congratulations to US!
We are now 300 threads strong! :strong:
We want to invite everyone to join us in our journey.
We share laughter and tears.
We share what works for us and what doesn't.
We recently started a Topic of the Day.
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These are not required topics ...just ideas to share. We have found them very helpful. We also share heartaches and fears...joys and celebrations.
Please feel free to jump right in with us.
And be sure to check if there is a second page. We don't want anyone to miss any posts.
We want to invite everyone to join us in our journey.
We share laughter and tears.
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03-16-2003, 11:13 AM
CONGRATULATIONS LADIES !!!!
300 x approximately 30 = 9,000 posts !!!! :cb:
That is AWESOME !!!
03-16-2003, 11:41 AM
Wooo Hooo! :cb: First of all, let me say that I haven't finished reading thread #299 yet, but I saw that Mary had added the 30th post and didn't start a new one, so that was my perfect chance to hop in and start our 300th thread! I've been secretly wanting to be the one that started it. :s: Please don't hold it against me. :^:
Well girls, I've finally done it. I have cleaned out my closet and got rid of my fat clothes. There is no looking back now. No holding onto items just in case. There will be NO just in case. I want you to know that I filled up 4-30 gallon trash bags with all the clothes I got rid of. Most were way too big, some I wouldn't even wear when I'm finished losing weight, some still had tags and some were just those hideous clothes that my Mom buys me, but I'm too scared to throw them away in case she wants to see them someday. But I got rid of ALL of them. I made major headway in my closet and I felt really good taking them over to Littlefields. Now, I'm sure you probably don't know what "Littlefields" is, so I'll tell you. A long time ago, Reverend Littlefield started up a place where you could drop items off and they would be distributed to those that are less fortunate. Everything I put in those bags were in close to new condition, (I'm not very rough on clothes) and I even thought about taking them to the salvation army, but people that go there have to pay for clothes and at Littlefields, they are just donated, so I felt better about taking them there. I hope they do someone some good....but NOT this girl! All 24's, 26's and 28s are forever gone! All 3x's and some 2x's are not taking up space in my closet anymore! I was very honest with myself and let go of the things that are no longer necessary in my life and along with all the clothing that left my home, some emotional baggage went with them as well. Nope, don't worry....I didn't get rid of dh. :lol:
Speaking of dh, got a story for you. After my liberating moment with my closet, we decided to go out and eat. I did the 2 mile WATP AND the 3 mile WATP the day before, so I thought I might just have a little splurge. :s: So, I did eat one plate, ok....no lies here. 2 plates, but they were reasonable. I had some mashed potatos, corn, a little piece of steak, a baked chicken breast and some banana pudding. Keep in mind, I had also only eaten 6 points, so I really didn't do all that bad. Anyways, I had announced when we sat down at the table, that I was going to have a little "splurge". Well, when I came back to the table with my banana pudding, Brian (my 14 year old) looked over at the bowl and said, "Splurge? I can see that." Now, this comes off as being very hateful. I honestly do not think this was his intent, because he is not a nasty person, but this flew all over dh. He didn't say anything at first, but I looked over at him and his face was very red, nearing to purple. :mad: I looked over at him and I said, "It's ok." (cause I knew the remark probably made him mad) He said, "No, it's not ok." By this time, Brian (who's in la-la land most of the time anyways since he's hit his teens) realizes that his Dad is mad and said, "What's the matter Dad?" Well, dh looked at him and said through clenched teeth....(I kid you not) "Your mother works her A$$ off to lose weight and she decides to have a decent meal one night and you say something stupid like that." First of all, let me just say that I didn't like him using that language with Brian, but it also startled me because dh doesn't cuss, so for him to say A$$, that means he is either mad, or feels pretty passionately about something and for him to say that regarding me, even though I wasn't happy with his anger towards Brian, I was totally happy that he was taking up for me (or so he thought) and I saw how important and how proud he is of me. Even though he's always telling me how good I look and things like that, to see him react that way to me, made me feel pretty good. Brian apologized all over himself and said he truly didn't mean anything by it, and I believe him...he's just at that stage that no matter what he says, it sounds like a smart remark. :foot:
Anyways....that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :smug: I'm at work now and I've been hogging the computer for awhile, so I'm gonna let co-worker have a stab at it. Have a wonderful day and I'll be seeing you later! :wave:
03-16-2003, 01:06 PM
Good Sunday Afternoon girls,
This is a first for me. I had to read almost an entire post to catch up. We had an awesom time at the dinner/dance last night. It was all family and friends. Let me explain~~~winters are long and cold here in Maine and you don't get out much to socialize. Well a couple of the girls in the family decided to do this~~~rent a hall, hire a band, and send invites to family and friends and charge $10.00 per couple to get in the door, and you had to have a date and bring a dish (food)! So, the band was so good, they played a variety of music, we danced about 5 dances (me and hubby) this is a miracle, cause hubby dosnt usually dance, but he had a few beers with his brothers and well he got a little loose:D This man drinks maybe 2 times a year, so it does not take much. We ended up staying till the very end and the band was tearing down. I also danced a few dances with the girls!!! You know how girls can be, so we were all out ther bopping around in all our glory.:D I did good with the food too, which I was so worried about, but I saved almost all of my points for lastnight just in case. I ended up having a small pc of Lasagna, a spoon full of spaggetti of some sorts, 2 small meatballs, a spoonful of bbq pork, and a chicken wing(I pulled the skin off) well thats what I put on the plate, but ate about 1/2 and then proceeded to throw the plate in the garbage so I would not pick! Then later we did have a few Nacho chips with somekind of spinich dip...it was good, but I did not go overboard, so I ended up being so proud of myself!!!
Okay enough about me!!
Tina, my son too says things sometimes without a thought to what he is really saying and my dh gets really upset with him and on his butt about it. It is nice to know that dh cares so much though isnt it? Keep up the good work.
Love and Hugs,
03-16-2003, 02:57 PM
That means I've been here for 184 threads! Good grief. You want to know the scary thing? I was 2 lbs heavier than I am now, when I started, . And that doesn't mean I've only lost 2# in 1 year and 2 months and 16 days...I had managed to GAIN 12 lbs in that time and then lose 14.
Now...the old me would spend a day eating just to wallow in depression and self pity and self hate...and I did get a few flashes of those feelings. But, what the heck good would it do me? Besides...at least I'm not HEAVIER than I was then! :lol:
Chat was fun last night...I did pay for it at work though. 45 minutes of sleep is simply NOT ENOUGH! :faint: I got my sleep in this morning...and no work tonight, so I'm okay.
My food choices have been great. We went out to eat with another couple last night. I had salad from the salad bar...one of those monstrosities that has everything under the sun on it, half of which is NOT very healthy. I chose vegetables only and ordered grilled salmon which came with a choice of potato, one of them being "Saratoga Chips." I thought the waiter said they were roasted sweet potato chunks, so I ordered that...it was just plain ol' roasted potatoes...so I didn't eat them. I love potatoes of any kind, but I've been limiting carbs, so when it wasn't what I wanted, I passed. I am very proud of that. It's a big step for me.
Oh yeah...and someone at work last night asked me if I have lost weight. I told her , "yes, 14 lbs." She made a big deal of it, how noticeable it was and all...it felt good. Great motivation to keep going.
I want to reply to everybody, but it's 65 degrees outside...what the heck am I doing in here???
I'll be back...
03-16-2003, 03:50 PM
Well it looks like I have alot of catching up to do! I haven't been online much. Things are great for me, and it looks like everyone else is doing great too! 2cute: congrats on the loss!:bravo: We are a bunch of losers here!! :cp: As far as the walking, no not yet
:( , but I have been moving much more. Each day that eat right I feel better and my house gets cleaner and cleaner. Before I started WW I did nothing, I am being totally honest here and it kills me to admit it but maybe it will help. I was the remote queen. I would get up with my kids in the morning and when they left for school, I would go back to bed and sleep till noon then get up and move it to the couch for a couple of hours and just before they returned from school I would go shower and maybe load the dishwasher. And then take my place on the couch again until the hubby got home and then maybe get dinner on. Meanwhile eating the whole time I am sitting. Well these days I am a new person. :strong: No more morning naps, I get up and do dishes and then continue with the housework through out the day, no more couch! :cp: Now this might seem like regular daily chores to some of you , as it should be, but for me it was a hard thing for me to do. I believe I also battle depression at times. But the better I eat, the better I feel and the more I do the less I feel depressed. So it is a vicious cycle, and I am trying to turn it in the right direction. Anyway, there is more of my story. Thanks for listening. :grouphug:
03-16-2003, 06:48 PM
Good afternoon all. :wave: Just peeking in. We are going to grill outside this evening and having company so I can't stay. Just had to tell Kat I am proud of you for losing those 14lbs !!! A lot of us seemed to have been in a holding pattern ... but we are on a roll now to LOSE. :D
I am beginning to wish I came to chat instead. :^:
It sounds like you guys were up all night having FUN. :hat:
Michelle... you can fill me in on all I missed via email or PM. ;)
Tina... I am soooo proud of you for getting rid of those larger clothes. You are NEVER going to need them again. They say that is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.
Sandy... sounds like you had a great time the other night. :D
I miss having FUN like that. Maybe someday soon I will be planning a dinner dance myself.
In fact... if you guys would all come to OKLA I would throw us one heck of a shing ding. :dancer:
Deon... I am especially proud of YOU !!! I have been where you were more times than I care to admit. :o Now my downfall is this darn computer instead of the tv. LOL Bad behavior brews more bad behavior. BUT on the other side of that coin... good behavior breeds more good behavior too. WAY TO GO GIRL !!!
I think Donna comes back tonight doesn't she? She will have lots of good stories to tell us I am sure.
Okay... I have to run. time to get those charcoals heated up.
bye bye :wave:
03-16-2003, 06:55 PM
Where is everyone?
I see 2 cute popped her head in to peek and gave me and deon a little to read. Can anyone else come out and play?
03-16-2003, 08:00 PM
I'm here cooking dinner, Cornish hens and wild rice.
03-16-2003, 08:42 PM
Would you believe I'm 33 and never had or tried cornish hen. I have seen it in the store and often thought of buying it but havnt yet. Is it good? And do you buy 1 per person or what is the deal? Maybe 1 per 2 people?
We had boiled dinner again, lots of veggies and turkey ham slices....fills you up real good.
03-16-2003, 08:45 PM
and I have another question, inquiring minds need to know. How can you tell what number post we are on? Like 320 or 30? Just wondering....gotta know everything you know.
03-16-2003, 09:02 PM
I am sooo exhausted but I need to get crackin' on the books when I finally get off of here.
Sandy, when you are at the support thread and you are searching for the 300+ thread if you notice the box at the top that says replies...that tells you how many people replied in this thread, so when it says 29 then we start another thread because #30 will show up on the second page. As far as the #300 thread we just go from #300 to #301 as we start a new one...its just consecutive threads...does that make sense?
Well today we took Andrew out in his battery operated 4 wheel drive truck and the kid just loved the heck out of the darn thing. He knows how to push the lever up and down to make it go forward or backward and how to step on the gas but he needs practice steering...I don't think he makes the connection with the steering wheel just yet! He is a smartie so I am sure it won't take him long! He laughed like crazy every time he backed into the patio or the slab the shed sits on....Crash Jr.
We also put together his little tykes jungle climber. If you ever need to put those plastic toys together that just don''t snap in where they are suppose to...try using cooking spray on the parts that fit together...for some reason it helps them slide and snap right into place!! Who would have known???
2Cute...you'll just have to stay in suspense...you should have been there last night!! My guts were flowing!!
Sandy...cornish hens are good....men tend to need a whole one if they are big eaters...women can share one with the kids or have leftovers! I usually stuff mine with the wild rice.
Deon...baby steps! One change at a time and once it becomes routine go on to the next step..makes life so much less stressful! Any progress is progess....keep up the good work!
Tina....you are doing a great job on your weightloss...and I'm sure your son did not mean anything by his comments...remember...he is male and males don't think like females...they don't get things sometimes...and don't think that what they are saying is hurtful...you have a great husband there sticking by you too! Can you clone him and send him my way? I'm looking for a HUSBAND!!
Lucky where the heck are you today???
Kat...14 lbs is a ten pound bag of potatoes and 4 lbs of butter...imagine carrying that around in your arms all day long!!
Ok now that I came out of hiding the rest of you better 'git here now too!
Gotta hit the books...I'll check back before I go to bed!
03-16-2003, 09:31 PM
Okay, do I feel stupid???:yes: I knew the answer to that post question. I guess I just wasn't thinking cause I get the things in my email to tell me someone has posted so I hardly ever go to the page that tells the number of replies and stuff (does that make sence?):dizzy:
I think I will have to try cornish hen. Does it taste just like chicken? HUMMMMM, I love chicken and even my 11 year old is getting to the point when he asks whats for supper and I say chicken he says "AGAIN"....oh well, if you don't like it you know where the baloney is!!!!
Our kids had those battery operated things too Michelle and they are a hoot arnt they, the kids feel like big shots in them. Evan had a dump truck (Big Jake) and Lexi a three wheeler one. Thanks for the heads up about the cooking spray, they have a little tykes boat sandbox/wadding pool thing that you take apart for the winter and put back together and I am always struggeling to get that thing snapped back together.
Hugs and Kisses,
PS) I'm jelous I missed chat too!!!:cry: But did have a blast at the party.
03-16-2003, 10:01 PM
Boy weren't you all chatty this weekend. I was stuck at work. 12 hours on Saturday and 8 hours today. And on top of that, my MIL is in the hospital. They think she had a heart attack, but have to run more tests. I read all your posts, but I am too tired for any replies. So I'll be back tomorrow after a good nights sleep.
03-16-2003, 10:33 PM
Michelle... for some reason I KNEW you were going to say that about missing chat. Grrrrr :lol:
As much as I HATE being left out... and even though I was spending HOURS in here posting for all of you to have something to read when you returned from chat .... (remember I posted 2 longgggggg posts for you) ...even though ALL OF THAT ... I guess I don't get to know your inner most feelings. :cry:
Hi Steph... I appreciate you stopping in just to let us know you are fine. Have a good nights sleep.
Sandy.. You were off having FUN during chat.... POOR ME was in here slaving all alone... by herself ... to give those chatters something to read when they returned from their fun.
mary.... throw one of those cornish hens for me too. :T
I can eat a whole one by myself .... I guess I have a mans appetite. :o LOL
Okay... I snuck in here while running to the bathroom. I have to get back to company. bye bye
03-17-2003, 01:43 AM
OK I need to know does anyone know for fact about cornish game hens if they are just a type of small chicken or are they baby chickens?? I was always told they were just a type of small chicken and then my mom one day popped up and said she saw on animal planet or something like that that they are actually a baby chicken.:?:
Tina: I have a 14 yr old daughter and she used to say stuff without thinking, well still does, but since she is doing WW with me and is concious of her weight problem she thinks a little more now. But she is still 14 and speaks before thinking. Its a teenage thing for sure, but what a hubby!! ;) Coming to your defense and all. That's great. Mine is the same way, and he hates it when I tell him its just the age, he says he don't care what age it is its no excuse for disrespect. Sometimes he's not so understanding. But I forgive him. I don't think he was ever a teenager. hehe.:lol:
And I noticed you have lost 75 lbs. How long has that taken you?? That is soooo awesome!:bravo:You must be very proud.
2cute: I want to BBQ. How fun!:flow1: :flow2: I had a little touch of spring fever today, but wasn't feeling so well, stomach is trying to adjust to lack of fat and sugar. :dizzy: It's a good thing just adjustments. And thanks for that encouragement. I am trying to take it one day at a time.
Kat: I agree with you what the heck are we doing inside?? :flow2: It's a gorgeous day today!:flow1:
03-17-2003, 03:44 AM
I had a wonderful day. :D
We grilled porkchops and I made mock potato salad with cauliflower.
NO one wanted any at first ... but then they could not resist and everyone tasted. LOL
All but one said it was "surprisingly better than they expected". :lol: It actually was more like a mock macaroni salad to me. :shrug: I finally decided to just call it.... "Cauliflower Salad". Original aren't I ? :lol:
We also had a big green salad and the "others" ate corn on the cob and real potato salad too. It was a good meal and a good evening overall. We played some "Upwords" and then a couple games of Canasta.
PLUS... I stayed on program all day and night. :cb:
I have a busy day planned for tomorrow. Running errands and trying to find that WATP tape. Every place I call is sold out. :rolleyes:
We do not want to buy it online... we (DD and I) want it now. :drill: LOL
I am headed for bed. I am trying to force myself to bed by 1:30am each night/morning. (already 1:45)
That is 2-3 hours more sleep than I have been getting. Hopefully soon I will get it back to midnight.
I am taking it slowly but surely. Old habits are hard to break.
It would be a whole lot easier if I stayed off this computer.. but...
I have decided to stay away from any and all computer games.
I just am not willing to give up this site. :no:
But I still can spend an hour or more easily. Reading, replying... posting, editing. :dizzy:
It's not easy being this entertaining. :lol: :lol:
Okay... I am out of here.... see you all tomorrow.
03-17-2003, 08:36 AM
HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY
Good Morning to all of you
Cornish hens are a small type of chicken not baby chicks.
Dh loves them but I don't cook them too often. When I went to Sam's Club they had a pkg. of 6 so that makes 2 meals.
Tonight I am cooking Ham steaks and steamed cabbage.
Food has been so so this week end. and I did do a little exercise yesterday. I also hemmed some pants DH got for christmas. About time, but I did redo my sewing setup so I have an excuse.
Hope all of you have a great day. I have to grab a shower and wash my hair.
Lets see how much Green I can get in
It's another sunny, warm day here...I LOVE SPRING! Gotta get out there. lots of errands today.
2cute... You are doing so well! I am SO proud of you and happy for you...you are in a "good place." So...are you gonna share that recipe, or keep us waiting and wondering? hmmmm? Oh yeah...and next time, come on in and chat...you're not the only one who shares "secrets!" But they remain secret...only chatters are privy to that info!
Mary... Mmmmm, now I'm gonna have to pick up some cornish hens...I haven't made them in a long time...do you stuff them with the wild rice?
Michelle... Thanks for the "visual" on the 14 lbs...I'm picturing 5# sacks of potatoes on each butt cheek and 16 sticks of butter up and down my gut!!!
Deon... I admire your honesty. Facing your shortcomings is the first step in overcoming them. It sounds like you are on your way! Keep up the good work!
Tina... How liberating, freeing yourself from your fat clothes! What a great feeling! Now get rid of all the ugly "Mom stuff!" It's too big anyway!
Sandy...Sounds like you had a great time at the dinner dance and made some good choices. Good for you!
Steph... I hope MIL is okay. Just think, all those hours, at work this weekend, at least kept you out of the kitchen!
Okay, that's everyone on this thread...Hi to everyone else, come on out and post!
As a 'proud to be Irish' gal, I'll leave you with a little toast for St Patrick's Day...
May those who love us, love us.
And for those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he can not turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we may know them by their limping.
May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
Love to all...
:lucky: :D :s: :p
03-17-2003, 01:13 PM
Well we survived our trip (albeit, me with hemmoroids the WHOLE ENTIRE trip from too difficult resistance training we think). It was really nice to visit with family and friends and dgs was an angel. The only problem is I was the only one he would do anything with so I am pooped!
Hope everyone is well OP and exercising. I gave up trying to go back and read all the posts. I gave up trying to stay totally OP the whole trip, but tried to watch it as much as possible. I did some water aerobics but with the other thing going on, did not want to do anything strenuous.
I need to go as I have tons of laundry to get done and a trip to the store!
Love you all and glad to be back!
03-17-2003, 02:39 PM
I'm so excited, I'm getting email notices, once again, when someone replies to the thread...I haven't gotten them in ages.
Just felt the need to share...
03-17-2003, 05:05 PM
:lucky: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! :lucky:
How is everyone today? I hope you're all doing as fine as I am.
I went to WI (not Wisconsin) this morning and could not be more geeked! I am down 4 pounds! WooHoo! I am definitely doing the happy dance! :) :D :) :D :)
As a matter of fact, I was sooo excited (hold onto your seat, 2cute) I got on my AirWalker for the first time in God knows how long. Yes, that's right. Me, I don't ever do the 'E' word, Thinthinker, got on the AirWalker. Now don't get too excited. This old, outta shape girl could only go 5 minutes, of course it could be because I was listening to Colin Powell at the time, but I figure, 5 minutes is more than I've done in a long time, and next time, how bout 6 minutes, and then 7, etc. Someone said it gets easier the more you do it and that I might even LIKE it someday, so what the hey. I had a good loss and that spurred me on to do something more productive.
I hate that I don't have time to do responses, but I will have to catch up with you all later. It's a short week for me because we're leaving Friday for that Murder Mystery weekend and so I lose Friday for doing jobs. :( :) Can you tell I'm confused? I don't know whether to be sad :( I lost a day, or happy :) that I'm leaving. Oh Dear!!! :o
Anyway, I'm on my way to the post office. I'll see you guys later.
03-17-2003, 05:10 PM
HIP HIP HOORAY!
HIP HIP HOORAY!!
HIP HIP HOORAY!!!
Way to go, THIN!!!
03-17-2003, 05:29 PM
Well... here I am. I couldn't let our 300th thread pass by without putting my two cents in! :lol: In celebration of 300+'s 300th thread, my scaled informed this a.m. that I have officially HALVED my weight in the last year. In other words, I'm 135 pounds down... and I weigh 135 pounds! But SHHHH, I don't wanna jinx it before weigh in wednesday!
I've felt extremely "diet" positive in the last couple of days.
First off, the weather is making me feel marvelous! It's gone up to a high of 15 degrees celcius here in the last couple of days. The sun is shining and people are coming out of hibernation in droves! It's so cool... there's still snow on the ground (it's melting rapidly though) and people are out jogging in t-shirts!
Secondly, I feel reborn this spring! I've seen so many people who I haven't seen in months and they've been literally shocked at the change in me... and it makes me feel grand! :) I've also given a lot of thought in the past weeks to starting up my own business in the weight loss industry (more specifics will have to wait) and a lot of ideas are starting to take shape. I've received SO MUCH encouragement from family and friends in this possible endeavor too...
Lastly, I've started working on some content for the website I'm making chronicling my weight loss journey... so I'm often occupied with that!
I feel good. :)
2Cute: I'm with Kat. Are you just going to keep us in the dark on that cauliflower salad? Hmm... I feel a craving coming on and I have no idea how to make it! :lol: Congrats on staying OP btw!
Tina: Wohoo to you for getting a point where you could clean out your closets of clothes that were way too big and you'd never need again! Isn't that just the hugest feeling of accomplishment?! I saved ONE pair of pants... so I could pose for a after picture eventually in them but everything else is long gone! :)
Mary: Your post is making me hungry! :lol: How do you cook your cabbage, btw?
Omigod! Thin! I just read your post! Congratulations! I'm SOOO happy for you! :)
Okay. Gotta scadaddle for now!
03-17-2003, 06:20 PM
Someone call 911 !!!!
2cute has fainted and all she does is lay there and moan....
"Aliens have abucted Thinthinker... aliens have abucted Thinthinker"
03-17-2003, 06:58 PM
HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY
I just had a really long post and a stroke of the wrong finger and the darned old thing is gone:mad: .
Food is good, exercise I need to kick myself in the butt to get it going again.
Thin, I'm doing a happy dance for you!!!:dance: Keep up the good work. Ease into that exercise program, but have fun.
Kat, loved your poem. And I would be lost without my e mail notifications.
Sara, Congrats and happy dance for you being half the person you used to be. I am so proud!!:dance:
Donna, good to see you back, we missed you.
2Cute, please get back up off the floor, I've called 911 and they said they would not come that far to help.:D
Grannie, we had the boiled veggies(cabbage, carrots, onion, turnip and potatoes) yesterday with turkey ham steaks. Tonight we are having leftovers with it in Hash form. This is one of my favorite meals.
:grouphug: 's & :chockiss: 's
PS) I got our Girl Scout cookies today, and first thing I did is check it against the points counter......decided to have hubby hide them when he gets home!!!NO!!!I have not had any yet!!
03-17-2003, 07:22 PM
I stir fry my cabbage DH likes it cruncie
03-17-2003, 07:53 PM
I've just discovered this site and am very excited! I can't wait to get to know everyone. I haven't had time to read all of the posts.
I don't have much to share today.
I'm planning to join TOPS in my city and hope to have some positive feedback on that.
I moved to this city almost a year ago and haven't met anyone new so I hope going to the TOPS meeting will give me a chance to meet people.
03-17-2003, 09:18 PM
As I have a few minutes between my gazillion loads of laundry from the trip, I will try and say hello to everyone.
Sandy: Thanks for the welcome back. It will be good to get back to routine. Staying in a hotel and eating out for all meals messes everything up no matter how hard you try. I did some water aerobics, but the last 3 days the hotel was crammed with teenagers so that caboshed that!
Moon: Welcome to our kooky little group!
Thin: Yeah, you go girl!
Sara: Isn't life wonderful at a normal size? I told one of my friends that is normal size that people take for granted a lot of things that we cannot do if we are obese. I mentioned a couple to her and said that it is amazing the lack of overall tolerance for overweight people, like we were lepers or something.
2cute: The salad sounds pretty good. You are going to have to share the recipe or everyone is going to attack you! :lol:
Deon: Hello sweety! How are you? I have missed talking with you!
Mary: I have to stay away from ham. It is one of my favorite foods and I tend to pig out on it! Dinner sounds good though!
Kat: Hello to you! I am SOOOOO ready for permanent warm weather!
Well, better go and check on those clothes. I am still pretty wasted. That little boy put me through my paces last week! :lol:
03-17-2003, 09:38 PM
WOW! WOW! :eek:
There is so much good news here today!:D All these losers and exercisers. It's wonderful!:bravo: Anyone just joining this site is going to be so inspired. I know I am.
Moongoddess: Welcome! And what a time to join us! :hat: Everyone seems to be doing so much. I hope you find it as enjoyable and friendly of a place as I have.
Donna: Welcome home!:grouphug: So glad to see you returned safely. Will catch up with you later.
Thin: Woo-Hoo!:bravo: :cb: :strong: Congrats! I feel your good vibes coming through. :goodvibes You give me new inspiration.
Sarajoy: Very impressive! :dancer: You must be very excited. I can't wait til I am there. You too inspire.
I think coming here and hearing all these successes from people who are also my size really helps and puts reality on success. Thanks to all. Got to run.
03-17-2003, 10:12 PM
STOP !!!! Do not post here. !!!
Instead come join us in the next on going thread.... #301
Moongoddess.... we start a new thread after every 28-30 posts.
Find 300+ and Ready to try again... #301 and you will find us continuing on there. WELCOME to our group. You and anyone else reading this.
See you all there !!! :wave: