Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again...#306

03-28-2003, 05:28 PM
God Bless America!

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.

Monday........Motivation Monday
Tuesday.......Tuesday Tips
Wednesday.....Wednesday Weigh ins
Thursday......Thankful Thursday
Friday........Friday Facials, Fingernails and Fun
Saturday.......Sit-up Saturdays - any physical activity
Sunday.........Soup and Salad Sunday - recipes

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.
We share what works for us and what doesn't.
We recently started a Topic of the Day.


03-28-2003, 06:23 PM
Hi everybody! :wave: Ok, since nobody will let me get away with starting a new thread and not posting, here goes.

Thank you to everyone who IM'd, PM'd or posted support for my nasty, dumpy mood. It really helped. :) I started the day with my apple, as usual. I stopped for Subway for lunch. I had a sub with no cheese, turkey breast & ham, and lots of veggies. It was however, a foot long, but only 12 points for the whole thing.

I have a new job that started last week that puts me into 4 Walmarts every week so my temptation for those damn peanut butter cups is much more often than when I just need to go get more water, but I'm happy to say that in 4 visits last week and 4 visits this week, I have not even once thought about them, let alone bought any! Hip Hip Hooray!!! :D

I also came and started the new thread awhile ago and then fought with myself over getting on my AirWalker before posting. And guess what??? I did that too. Only 5 minutes, but that's 5 more minutes than I've done all week, so maybe I can get back with that program too. :crossed:

Donna: A shopping list on your computer! You are OCD!! But then I guess Flylady has all that stuff too, so maybe there's something to it. I grocery shop so sporadically, that it would never help me out. :(

Katrina: I can sympathize, or is it empathize (?) with you on the "motivational discipline" (I like that, Donna). My honey has to get really steamed before he says anything to anyone and that's not very often. Sometimes I get/got furious with him for the lack of support and then when he did stick his nose in, he would go waaaaay overboard. MEN! Can't live with 'em, and you can't shoot 'em!!! :o

Mary: Hope you had a great day off! Did you do something fun? It was Fun Friday, after all! * Not hearing from your brother since Tuesday, is that a good thing, or a bad thing? :spin:

Tina: You've got such a sweetie for a hubby. He just keeps coming up with some really nice stuff. Mine is supportive from time to time, but I loved your statement, "I can still be like a ticking timebomb if he says the wrong thing at the wrong time". Funny how they had better tread lightly!!! :lol:

Deon: You're right, I do need a complete attitude adjustment! I am so very proud of both of our boys. One will graduate this year and the other next. I knew it was coming, but did I start soon enough to get the job done? NO! :no: I'll try to stick to the AirWalker now. I'll be able to tell if the hips shrink because they fit really tightly now between the 'poles' of the walker. Maybe there's a chance if I just move my A$$. One can only hope.

Well girls, honey just called and said he's off the freeway. That's my cue to leave and go get fish from the Catholic church's fish fry up around the bend. I will catch you all later. Thanks again for all your helpful support. I love :love: you all!

God Bless America!

I wish they'd give us a little smilie waving a flag!

03-28-2003, 07:39 PM
Hey Girlyfriends,
You gave me so much to read again today. It's taken me like forever to read all the posts. But thats just because I have had such a busy day and this is the first chance I've gotton to get on the puter and play.

Thin: Sorry I wasn't there earlier when you were in crisis. But I'm here now and got a big ole {{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}for you. We can all do this together.

Okay I'm on this new thread and can't remeber what everyone wrote.....rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....well, you all know I'm here for you all the time. And I had to stick my head in the door today so I will continue to get the e mail things. And to let you know I'm here.

Hugs to you all!!!

03-28-2003, 07:43 PM
I'm glad to see you a bit more cheerful, Thin! Keep at it on the AirWalker...you can do a lot in 5 weeks! Consistency, is the key! heh heh...I'm a fine one to talk! nevertheless......

I'll be back after I make dinner...Linguine in Spicy Red Clam Sauce...I'll share the recipe if it comes out well.


03-28-2003, 07:43 PM
Thin: Suggestion regarding the PB cups, leave all money and, atm, debit, and credit cards in the car trunk. If you are like me, you won't walk all the way out to the car, back in and then stand in there :censored: lines no matter how much you want them! Hope things will get better with you real soon. You are talking to the woman who is so OCD that her grandson tells her when SHE hasn't done something. He said, "Nonny, you forgot to hang your keys back up on the hook." I also clean my bathroom floors on my hands and knees instead of mopping them, wash the toilets out by hand as I don't think brushes do a good enough job, and drive my dh insane darting around the house during commercials because watching them is wasting time where I could be doing something else. As unbelievable as it is, I shelve my pantry according to the type food it is (each type gets it owns shelf), make lists for my lists, and even organize our closet with every hanger facing the same way, all like clothing hung together and even then it is divided like, Dockers, blue jeans, dress pants, etc. My husband puts away the clean clothes just to screw stuff up some! Of course, I usually lower the boom on him for that! I have been this way for about 28 years. I drive my dd nuts because I go over to sit for T and straighten up everything for her while she is gone again because to me sitting down is wasting time. When we went to Indiana, I cleaned the bathrooms in the hotel everyday before the maids got in there. When we left, the two of them (dh and dd) were keeping an eye on me but not close enough as I cleaned the sink and tub, wiped down the tile floor, piled all the dirty towels neatly in a pile, dusted the furniture and straightened the beds (they came back in before I could get them made.) Why the heck am I not a size 6???????

I had a total break down tonight. I was wonderfully OP all day and dh took me to all places On The Border and I lost my mind! I haven't had Mexican food since I started my program and went totally insane INCLUDING DESSERT (though I ate very little as it was icky). In my defense, I also didn't eat all my dinner, but one bite is probably my cal for the day. Oh well, I will work it off I guess and be OP tomorrow.

Well ladies, I need to start a load of laundry. (I cannot believe I just said that. I did all the laundry (all 2 loads of it) today and only have the clothes we went out to dinner in the basket. Brother. I am going downstairs and force myself to sit and talk to dh.

Your nutso friend, Donna

03-28-2003, 08:42 PM
This is will be brief and to the point.
One of the newest "missing in action" is from my home town.
His name is Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair.
He is only 24 years old.
I am asking for a seperate prayer just for him and his family.
I know many people do not believe in the power of prayer... but ..
I ask you too... to stop for a single moment and say a prayer anyways.
Just tell God that I sent you.

They are also sending out an entire Company from here.
They are Company B, the 111th Area Support Medical Battalion.
Please add a seperate prayer for all of them too.
There are a LOT of women in this company.
It will only take you a minute... and it may give them a lifetime.

Thank you soooo much.

03-28-2003, 08:56 PM
2cute, my prayers are said and I will pray for them again tonight when I hit the bed.

I wanted to share with all of you a story I heard today on the radio on the way to work.

It was about a singer? Can't remember her name from long ago and when Vietnam was going on she did a lot of shows. Well in later years I guess she wrote a book and one of the men who had seen her while in Nam, went to stand in line to show her the picutre he had from then and to get a book signed. Well apparently the owners of the store stated before they started that no memorabellia was to be signed, only books. Well he was second in line and he pulled out the tattered old picture. They immediatly said You cant do that.....but the lady stood up and said I CAN TELL BY THIS PICTURE AND THE YEAR IT WAS TAKEN YOU WERE IN VIETNAM AND FOUGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY AND OUR FREEDOM. SHE TOLD THE OWNERS NOT ONLY WOULD SHE SIGN HIS TATTERED PICTURE BUT SHE MADE THE WHOLE LINE WAIT WHILE THEY HAD PICTURES TAKEN AND SHE SAID ALLOWED TO THE MAN, THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING FOR YOUR COUNTRY, AND THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING ME AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND STANDING UP FOR WHAT THIS COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON. They say there was not a dry eye around as this woman spoke those words. Then later at dinner, the mans wife asked what was wrong and he started to cry and said that the Lady was the first person to ever Thank him for the job he did and appreciate what he stood for. So for any veteran or military man/woman you see now, make sure you thank them too.

I thought that was a touching story, I wish I could remember the actresses name but I can't but wanted to share what I could remember of the story. Hope you all enjoyed it too. Remember to thank them when you see them.

Lord, please look out for Lance Cpl. Thomas A. Blair and keep him safe in your sight. Also please watch for Company B, the 111th Area Support Medical Battalion that has just shipped out. Keep them all safe while they fight for what is right.

03-28-2003, 08:58 PM
Tina???? What happened? They took Tonis car???? Whats up with that?

03-28-2003, 09:30 PM
Ladies, it looks like things in Iraq are beginning to become more and more personal to us. Though many see us as war mongers, I believe this was a command from God. That is not popular, but many times in the Old Testament, battles were fought over things similar to this. In those battles, the right prevailed and the right will prevail again. For those of you who are against this war, just remember that generations of men and women have fought wars that others thought wrong to protect the freedoms we take for granted today. Thousands of men were killed in one solitary day on the banks of Normandy to protect the very country that has turned it's back on us. Many men died in that same war trying to extinguish the evil caused by Adolf Hitler and his countrymen have turned their back on us too! Scores of men came back from a war not won only to be spit on by their own countrymen. Maimed, emotionally bankrupt, many of these men could not stand having their own people hate them and they took their own lives. Don't turn your back on your country at this time. The men and women in Iraq need to know that we are there for them, care about them, pray for their safety.

2cute: You have all the prayers I can muster for this young man and his family. My heart breaks knowing that his fate is uncertain. Thank you for caring enough to bring it to our attention.

I am going to copy the prayer I left on the other thread as it is definitely worth repeating.

"God, give us strength to bear what we must at this time. Give great knowledge to those in the White House, the military leaders and those in authority. Temper the mouths of those who rail against us and give courage to those who stand for right. Protect the weak dear Father and give strength to those who must stand against the enemy. Our hearts are broken for those who have lost their lives, are detained and tortured by the enemy and whose families must bear this pain. Give them comfort at this time. Free our men from their imprisonment, give them rest to be able to continue the fight, the knowledge to know what is true and what is not and the energy to continue on. You alone control this universe and we thank you for all you have done and will do for us. In your Son's Holy name. Amen"

May God Bless and Keep all those who are protecting us right now!

03-28-2003, 09:46 PM
Well said Donna. You have such a way with words. But wanted to give a big.....

03-28-2003, 10:34 PM
Hi all
DH and I had a huge fight tonight over the most trivial thing. I got so mad at him. I spoke too soon brother called today still saying he was going to kill himself. My friend is back in the hospital having seizures. I am starving and want to eat everything in sight even though I haven't.

I will pray for all our soldiers. DH was in Vietnam as well as my uncle. I had relatives in WWII. I lost a GGG Grandfather in the Civil War so I am praying hard for all of them.

Hope all of you have a good night. I have to work in the morning till 12 and for the next 3 Sat. National Library Week in April 7-12 so we have lots of programs planned. We have to have something everyday of that week.

Son is leaving for work and dh is watching boxing(I wish I could box his ears).

I am so thaankful I have all of you to talk to
Well I better get off here before I start crying on all of you.

03-28-2003, 10:43 PM
I just can't catch a break this month. Now I have a terrible head cold. My head just wants to lay down. I took a good swig of NyQuil so this will be short!

Tina, "Our" boy has some intense eyes. Thanks for sharing with me. (I am sure that is the only part you look at too, being a married woman and all)

Let's see, last weekend I worked outside - you know the drill - rake, burn & shove stuff around. Sunday I cleaned the porch. The weather was great and I walked every day. Now it is cold again and then there is my cold. I sure hope I can at least get a walk in tomorrow.

I shouldn't complain since the last snow storm missed me here on the west side. Baylee I bet you saw some white stuff, huh?

Talk to you all tomorrow.

03-28-2003, 11:38 PM
Dear Lord,

We come to you tonight to humbly ask you to keep our troops safe....all our troops. Please be with all the families that have lost loved ones during this conflict and give strength to those who are afraid of losing the ones they love. Please be with the ones that have been captured and give them the patience and courage they need to stay strong during this ordeal. We also ask that you be with all the young men and women that are being deployed as we speak. Give them courage to do what they have to do and wrap your loving arms around them and keep them safe. I pray that those that have lost their lives while fighting for us now have peace. Let this come to an end before another life is lost. This we humbly pray.......amen.

Lucky: I'm so sorry you feel bad my friend. I have been pretty lucky so far this year and other than a stomach virus have not been sick. (knock on wood) Where is dh's head when you need it? :lol: By the way, got another picture for you at the bottom. And, of course his eyes are the only thing I look at. What kind of a woman do you think I am? :s:

Mary: Stay strong sweetie. Remember we are always here for you and we love you. Dh's can be a butt, and don't they know just the right time to argue with us? :mad: I'm at a loss as to tell you what to do with your brother. :no: I just don't know, but I'll keep praying for him and for you. Try not to let them get the best of you and remember that food won't do anything but make you feel worse. :grouphug:

Sandy: I am madder than crap about them impounding Tony's car. Here's the official report:

FORT WORTH, Texas -- In an unprecedented move Friday, NASCAR officials disallowed defending Winston Cup champion Tony Stewart's primary car from competing in Sunday's Samsung/RadioShack 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The car, which had not yet been used by the team, was confiscated by NASCAR and its backup, another unused chassis according to Joe Gibbs Racing team manager Jimmy Makar, was pulled out of the transporter in its place.

"I'm not sure we ever have done this," NASCAR president Mike Helton said.

NASCAR impounded the car and planned to return it to its technical and research and development facility in Concord, N.C., to investigate it further.

"The uniqueness of this action comes from a great deal of action by NASCAR, the race teams and moving to the common body locations and the new templates, to eliminate the exoticness of the cars," Helton said. "This is the first case of a car being outside the box that was built for them.

Jimmy Makar, Joe Gibbs raceshop manager, said the original No. 20 Monte Carlo failed the "X measurement" test, which is one method of determining a car's body placement in relation to the centerline of the chassis.

"It's a measurement from the corners of the decklid up to the corners of the roof, across the back glass," Makar said. "In the X they look for offsets to the car and the measurement was bigger than what they told us they were going to allow."

Makar said the discrepancy, which he cited a half-inch, could not easily be corrected at the race track, so the back-up car was taken off the hauler.

"Why it was bigger, we're not really sure yet," Makar said. "We build every car the same, but that car, for whatever reason, showed a little bit bigger.

"It's not so much a case of body mounting points as it looks at offsets at different points of the car, from the roof to the decklid. What it's designed for is to keep you from offsetting the decklid way over to the right."

Helton said a determination of any advantage the car might have had would be determined at the *** center.

"We have taken it to keep it in that condition and to investigate further rather than have them (team) cut it up," Helton said. "The resources of the *** center give us the ability to understand things. We'll take it back to the *** center and determine more about this situation."

I am VERY upset about this. :censored: Joe Gibbs (Tony's car owner) racing is the ONLY active organization that has never been penalized for having parts that didn't meet quality standards and I have never heard of them taking the whole car. What a load of $hit. Pardon my french, but I am burned up. Oh well, Tony will do what he does best, and make buttholes out of all of them.

Well, I thought that I'd have time for more individual replies, but I am dog tired and I'm gonna get some rest. I ate another bag of yogurt raisins today. I'm am reporting in that I had a successful day. I was successful at eating another bag of raisins. :mad: I MUST and will do better tomorrow. In the words of Scarlett O'Hara......After all, tomorrow is another day.... (I didn't even have to make up the southern voice. It's already here.

Dh and I are alone tonight. Trey is spending the night with a friend and Brian is spending the night with my Mom. He just came through in his underwear and said, "Hmm, you and I are alone tonight...don't try to take advantage of me." :devil: Wonder what he wants? :lol:

Oh well, here's some inspiration. I guess it doesn't matter where you work your appetite up at, as long as you have your big n tasty at home, huh? :lol:


Geez, I'm on a roll tonight. I started my post out with a prayer and ended it up thinking sinful. I'm beginning to think Kat is rubbing off on me. :lol:

03-29-2003, 12:49 AM
Some of you guys mat remember me. I sure hope so. I posted a few months back for a few days. I am the one that had read a year's worth of posts before posting myself.

Well, I have still been reading the posts but I have not been posting. Why you ask? Well, because I could nto stay on track for any amount of time and I felt like a failure.

Anyway, i have been doing good for a few weeks now and decided to "test my wings". A couple of weeks ago I was at my lowest ever. Well, actually my highest (weight that is). I could not even stand to look in the mirror. I think I hit rock bottom when I stepped on my digital scale for the first time in a year and it said E for error. I was devastated. My scale is supposed to weigh up to 330 pounds so believe me it brought me back to reality and fast. I found out later that my scales must be screwed up because at the doctor I weighed 317. Not at all good but better than 330+. Anyway, I am ready to get this weight off and keep it off.

I think this is the best thread on 3FC and I think that you guys are the best!! I will stick around this time if you will have me.

In case you dont remember a thing about me, I am 28 years old and I have 2 boys ages 8 and 2. I am a SAHM.

One more thing, I was wondering if any of you would mind giving me the site with your pictures on it? I understand if you would rather get to know me better, but I have just seen references to it alot in my lurking and would love to see who I am talking to. Anyone please feel free to email me. My email is Soon2BSlim2003@yahoo.com

03-29-2003, 01:27 AM
I'm the one who never sees my husband, remember???
Nothin' sinful going on over here, except the volume of his snoring...hoo boy...some major decibels happening in the next room!!

Welcome, robntracy! This IS a nice group, isn't it? Good luck in your efforts...stick around, post, get some inspiration, motivation, a few chuckles...maybe more than a few! I think the pictures you are referring to are the ones that some of us exchanged at Christmastime... you won't find any pictures of me on any website...I don't want to scare anyone!!

It's too late for replies and recipes...I'm yawning like crazy. I'll see you all tomorrow!

03-29-2003, 05:16 AM
Gee.... I was not going to post tonight.. but ... when you have a newcomer... you have to say WELCOME !! Of course we remember you !!! How could we ever forget you reading ALL of the old posts. :eek: Do they even have ALL of them still?

I also do not have any photos on any website. :no:
But I will... once I reach goal. :D But my goal is still pretty heavy. LOL
We do have a private site that a few people have posted pictures but I think we agreed that it was to remain private to newcomers. Not that we don't love newcomers... we do !!!
But we have a LOT of people come and go here. I think we have to be around "full time" for "several months" before we give it out.
But... like you said... you are staying this time... so it will give you something to look forward to. How about a pic of you ??
Several have posted pics here on our site. You probably know what a lot of us look like already from our old posts.
By the way... is Tracy your name you want us to call you?

Anonymity is very important to several of us. ME especially. :sssh:
I am very protective of my identity. Snoopy neighbors, snoopy family members, co-workers, etc. As you know... we have shared some pretty personal stuff here and I don't want someone my husband works with finding out some of it. :o LOL
Just join in and before you know it... you will be family too. :high:

TINA.... what kind of foreign language were you speaking there :?:
You may as well been speaking in Greek instead of French there. LOL
I have NO IDEA what all that car talk was about. :dizzy:
Take a deep breath.... blow it out. LOL
I know the kind of heavy breathing you do when TONY is around... and that is NOT the kind of deep breathing I am talking about. LOL

Kat... I'll match my DOGS snoring to your husbands any day. :lol:
Actually... I am probably the loudest around here. :o

Lucky... I don't know about Tinas wandering eyes... but I bet I know which end YOU are looking at. LOL
Hope you get feeling better soon.

To Be Continued... too many smilies. :(

03-29-2003, 05:18 AM
Chapter 2....

Mary... today was just not a good day for you. {{ HUGS }}
I hate it when my hubby and I fight. WELL... actually , we never fight. We just get mad and hold it inside and EAT !!! :rolleyes:
Talk about "stuffing" your feelings down. I have stuffed 300+ lbs of anger down over the last 36 years. :yikes: :lol:

Donna, Sandy... and all the rest too. Thanks for the prayers. I tear up every time I think of him. It does make me not want to waste my life being fat any longer. Life is just too precious. But to be honest... at 350+ I did not care if I died or not. But these people sacrificing their lives for ME to have mine... makes me feel kind of shameful that I have messed mine up so bad. :( I don't want to take it for granted anymore.

Sandy.. that was a good story... thanks for sharing it.

Donna... Yes... it is official.... you are NUTSO !!!! :yes: :lol:
If my husband put up his clothes.... I would be throwing him a party !!
My house will NEVER be that clean... but
I do have a few of your little quirks. :o
I do hang all of my clothes facing the same direction. And...
I straighten up my hotel rooms. BUT !!!! ..
I do not make the bed or clean the bathroom, other than throw all the towels in there. LOL
I think I need to give you some 'one on one' counseling. :lol:
My husband would just KILL you. LOL

Thin... you sounded better on your last post. You know what they say....
"When you find your life going thru ****.... keep on going" :lol:
I hope you are on the other side now.
I don't know if I should tell you this or not. :?: They have sugar free peanut butter cups. They come in smaller bags so if you eat the whole darn bag it is still fewer than those big bags. BUT .. I honestly think you are better off if you just go COLD TURKEY !!! I know it is hard to do.... but you "might" have a problem when it comes to peanut butter cups. :lol:
Keep up the baby steps until you are back walking straight and narrow again.

Okay... I HAVE to go. So much for NOT posting tonight. :rolleyes:
And I posted even MORE than this in another site tonight too.
I thought about copy and pasting it here too... but then it wouldn't leave any room for all of my favorite people here. LOL

Good night everyone. Tracy... I will be looking forward to getting to know you again. Nighty night. ZZZzzzzzz

03-29-2003, 08:25 AM
Hey everyone! Here I am on a SAT up at 5:30 am. I hate menopause, hate it, hate it, hate it. I even took sleeping pills and didn't sleep last night. I know I am gonna hit the wall about 2 or so. I actually woke up thinking about exercise though. I now take one day off a week (usually Sunday) but took off last night so was thinking about needing to get to the mall asap today and work off my mental lapse from last night.

Today is grocery shopping day. YAHOO! BUT...I get to try out my New Balance on those concrete floors. I would always come home with legs and knees aching from the concrete floors so we will see. These shoes have made a world of difference for me though.

Sandy: How are you today? Homefront doing ok? You have been being good about those scales haven't you? You know I am like the old Romper Room teacher, I have a magic mirror..."Romper, stomper, Bomper, Boo, Tell me, Tell me, Tell me true, Magic Mirror tell me today, Did Sandy put her scales away?" :lol: Let me guess, you are too young to know what the heck I am talking about, right?

Mary: I prayed really hard for your brother's situation. I know the stress on you is so very terrible. Know that I am praying for you and DH too in this time of trouble with your brother. Hang in there, WE LOVE YOU!

2cute: How right you are! We really have no right to abuse ourselves this way. I often wonder what put me on this path emotionally. I know I gained huge amounts with each child and didn't know enough to get it off (thank goodness I didn't have 6 children) and when you think about it, if 30 years ago I was 185, gained 30 lbs with each kid, then gained about 20 lbs a year , bingo here I am. As for the cleaning, I would drive any person crazy. I happen to have a dh that over 30 years has learned to go with the flow and stay out of my way when I am on the warpath. Like yesterday, the cat was particularly psycho, broke a heavy ceramic vase in my bathroom, threw cat litter everywhere after playing in his water so the litter was awful to clean up, tore up a section of carpet upstairs and dh called me about something and I told him I was going to hang him and the cat when he got home! If I am upset about something in the house, I walk around cussing like a sailor and yelling to high heavens and the only thing dh does is be absolutely silent! :lol: Bless his heart, he is a gem!

Kat: Wonder what would happen if we put all our dh's that snore together for one night in a room. Think they would sleep? I was a snorter until I lost this weight. I had sleep apnea pretty bad and could only sleep on my stomach, which would make me wake up with a backache. We have not much sinful at our house as I am a morning person and dh is a night person so never the twain shall meet! :lol: We may be old, but we are still frisky, though!

Tracy?: Welcome to our kooky little group. You are going to learn more than you ever want to know about anything here! :lol: If you have been reading the posts, then you know I am the resident nut case. They allow me to stay around to provide comedy relief.... Now you are going to lose this weight with us! You are still very young and so we want you to get it off NOW because when you are 49 like myself, it is **** to get it off and you look like **** when it is gone! What program are you using? Oh, and my avatar pic was taken a month ago. I change it every month as I have a weight loss scrapbook and do a page every month with a pic so I post that pic.

Tina: Baby, baby, baby, poor Tony. It was all pretty much gibberish to me too, but I think the gist was the car was 1/2 inch too big? Bet that can't be said about ...:nono: I am sooooo bad!
Good gracious, now you have this old woman talking about him! :lol: I am ok, as long as I don't think about him being my kids age! :lol: Thanks for the prayer. We sure need them right now, don't we?

Lucky: Hope your head is feeling better. I can't drink that stuff. I don't like the taste of alcohol and that stuff smells like WHISKEY!
I have taken the capsules though. Sooner or later, you are going to have warm weather. Keep your chin up. It has been gorgeous this last week, but it pretty chilly this am. Guess the shorts will stay in the closet over the weekend.

For those of you who shall remain nameless, but have a raisin or pb addiction, :nono: Uh, for the nameless raisin person...ummmm don't they cause ummmmmm.....poopoo problems when you eat them like that?

Ok, I need to get out of here. I obviously am in too good of a mood this AM and am being ornery!

Love, hugs, and kisses to you all,

03-29-2003, 09:22 AM

Is everyone having that popup problem when they go to post? It's starting to really get me :mad: .

On a better note. Welcome to or back to the thread Tracey, I have been hanging here for about 8-9 weeks now and these woman are the best you will find. I think of all of them as my close and personal friends. I find myself daily referring to one of them to someone I am speaking to face to face. As for pictures, I used to have mine up on my avatar, but like 2cute, I have chosen to take it down and say annonomys for a while. I like to think of this thread as my own and the girls here as my friends and I don't want anyone to butt in on it (I mean family, friends close by) I know thats selfish sounding but that's the way it is for now. I don't want to share. Don't get me wrong~~~I share and make friends with everyone that comes here!! I hope I 've explained myself?:?: Sometimes the blonde in me comes out in my words:lol: . When I was reading your post I was like okay what is SAHM? I've seen it before but guess I've always skipped over it, and today it popped in my head and I was like OMG you dummy!!!!:^:

Now girls **ATTENTION**you have been giving me so much to read lately, I hope we can keep it up, because you know me, the addict. You can't give me all this and then make me go cold turkey.:lol: I love coming in and seeing that there are a ton of posts for me to read. It's just like sitting down with all of my friends and having this wonderful chat. I just wanna give you all a big group :grouphug: .

Now on to the individuals, if I forget someone, please remember I am blonde.

Tina: That was a good explination I guess (you know I'm not tech. about any of this.) I just thought Wow to take someones whole car. And then those announcer guys who do Friday nights qualifying thing (I really love these guys) they said they couldnt believe it either, and that Nascar would pick someone to make an example of. But hope he does well in the race with the other car. And :drill: STAY AWAY FROM THE RAISINS!!! Moderation remember. You have come a long way baby, just take a look at those numbers!!!! I'm here for you...;)

2cute: I whole heartedly agree with you on the annonomys thing. I think we had this discussion a few weeks ago when I finally found the avatar for me.....I still like it by the way:D

Donna: Yes, I do know Romper Room, I think I got in on the tail end of it when I was younger. I am 33 remember. And okay, I have to tell the truth, why would I lie to all of you???? I am still a scale aholic, I'm on them obsessively, but thats a problem I will have to deal with sometime. I just love watching the new numbers come up. I know I have to take the good withe the bad, but have only had that 1 bad week sofar where I gained a pound for no forseen reason. But oh well, I have gotten over the talking about them all the time if you havnt noticed.:) And OMG, woman you are cleaning all the time. You would be in utter shock to walk into my house. The beds are rarely rarely made, I think when I change the sheets, usually every week or two I might make the beds, but other than that they are just a pile of blankets:o and the bathroom, well lets just say I straighten it up. The livingroom is deffinetly where my family all hangs and you can tell, as there is the computer(MY CORNER) and toys, and the tv, cups, dishes popcorn always on the floor, the dogs, cat, fish......get the idea? We hang there.......and usually the dishes are done, because really that is my only pet peeve. My kids rooms look like tornadoes hit them, but well once in a while I get on a clean kick and make them (well try to make them) go in and clean up. But truth be known, my bedroom is not the cleanest in the world.

Lucky: hope the cold is not knocking you on your butt to bad. I am finally getting over this one I have had.

Grannie: Keep you chin up and hugs to you as always.

Kat: How did the Spicey Red Clam sauce turn out? We had pizza for supper, I chose a package crust (no oil) and ff mozzerrella and turkey pepporoni and veggies. My Dh loved it......and it did hit the pizza spot I was craving.

Deon: I will not forget you!!! But you havnt posted? Come out and play...........

Thin: My hugs to you too!!! You hold your head high and realize you gave that boy life and look what he has accomplished. You have accomplished raising a wonderful boy, so be proud when you go and watch him graduate. I'm sure he would not trade you for the world.

Okay, I know I must have missed people but noone else has posted on this thread. And I wanna hit the post button before I loose this whole thing and get really upset....

Hugs and love to all, and god bless all of you, all of our troops and all of your familys.

03-29-2003, 09:44 AM
I had this in an e mail.......just wanted to share:)

> When I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a *****.
> When I stand up for those I love, they call me a *****.
> When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my own way, they call me a *****.
> Being a ***** means I won't compromise what's in my heart.
> It means I live my life MY way.
> It means I won't allow anyone to step on me.
> When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak against it, I am defined as a *****.
> The same thing happens when I take time for myself instead of being everyone's maid, or when I act a little selfish. It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won't become
> anyone else's idea of what they think I "should" be.
> I am outspoken, opinionated and determined.
> I want what I want and there is nothing wrong with that!
> So try to stomp on me, try to douse my inner flame, try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me. You won't succeed. And if that makes me a *****, so be it. I embrace the title and am proud to bear it.
> > > B - Babe
> > > I - In
> > > T - Total
> > > C - Control of
> > > H - Herself
> > >
> > > B = Beautiful
> > > I = Intelligent
> > > T = Talented
> > > C = Charming
> > > H = **** of a Woman
> > >
> > > B = Beautiful
> > > I = Individual
> > > T = That
> > > C = Can
> > > H = Handle anything

03-29-2003, 11:44 AM
Welcome robntracy. But don't stop posting when you think you are back sliding!!!! :no: That's when you really need us. :yes: We have all been there, so keep posting.

Sandy I just got a popup from Schwans Now isn't that the pits on a diet message board!!!!

I am still on NyQuil. I love the stuff. Without it I would never make it through a cold, however NOW I also have cramps. (from TOM, but I am happy)

Getting a higher paying job is getting to be exhausting. They are still interviewing people, on Monday one of my co-workers is going to interview so who knows when a final decision will be made. I am trying to stay in a good frame of mind and about the only thing keeping me there is knowing all of my friends are pulling for me to get this job. "S", the co-worker interviewing Monday, is a local person so that worries me. They tend to only hire people they know around here. However, SHE is one of the reasons I want to leave because working with her is awful. She gossips and abuses every aspect of working there. Comes in late, takes 3 times the six days allowed, and rarely is working - off talking. However, as a person I don't mind her too much it's just her work ethic stinks. I am rambling - blame it on the NyQuil.
But I really want this job because it is more money with the potential for a lot more money. I think I would be happier in this job too. So keep your fingers :crossed: for me for awhile longer. Look at it this way. If you get me this position I won't be bugging you all the time. At least not on THIS issue.

Later, off for some International Coffee - I am sick ya know!

03-29-2003, 11:56 AM
I want to get outside soon, while it's still sunny...we have predictions of thunderstorms for today...:p ...which is good and bad: bad cuz I'd rather be outside, good because I promised my son and nephew I'd take them to "family Swim" at the gym, but I hate to be inside when it's nice out. Whatever will be will be.

Sandy...oh :queen: of the scales...doesn't your weight fluctuate each time you get on the scale? I'm not telling you not to, but I know I would suffer psychologically everytime I saw the number go higher than the last time I was on it. ...not that I'm not suffering psychologically, anyway! Hey, whatever floats your boat! You are doing great, so who am I to say? I was just curious...

Donna...are you actually diagnosed OCD? Or just a compulsive cleaner? Again, I'm curious...like do you have rituals and everything? I know, I'm nosy. I ask because I do a lot of the same stuff, but I just thought I was being organized. :lol:

Tina...Thank you for sharing, that was a lovely prayer. I think that sums up what we're all feeling.

Lucky...I hope you're feeling better, Miss, and will be seeing more of you!

2cute...Okay, confession time...I know you love a good secret revealed... I can usually match dh snore for snore! We have been told how well we harmonize! :o :lol:

Mary...Isn't it amazing how a trivial thing can escalate into a huge fight? Been there, done that! I hope things are better today.

Thin...good self control on the PB cups! Keep it up! Someone (Donna?) had a good suggestion about leaving the money in the car...remember,baby steps! PS...get on that Air Walker!

Duckie...Hey! Good to see a post from you! Good deal on the computer...that means we'll be seeing more of you....right?

Well, once again, I've been here WAY longer than I had planned...

So, Hi to everyone else...I won't name names, i'm afraid I'll exclude someone! Come on out and post so I don't have to think that hard! Have a great day...go do something fun!

Oh yeah, here's the recipe...very easy...not much different than the way I already made my clam sauce...

Linguine w/Spicy Red Clam Sauce

1 lb linguine or other pasta
3 6.5 oz cans chopped clams, undrained
1 2oz can anchovies, chopped Hey! I see you crinkling up your nose! Trust me on this one.
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can tomato paste
1 2 oz can black olives, sliced
Red pepper flakes that's what makes it "spicy," but I didn't have any, so mine was just "Red Clam Sauce!"

Cook pasta.
Meanwhile, saute onions and garlic til soft in 1 T. of oil from the anchovies tin...Add rest of ingredients, bring to a boil then simmer about 30 minutes. Serve over pasta, very yummy! Sorry, no nutritional values here! I could go look them up, but that would take too much time...maybe later!

Gotta run!
Love to all...

03-29-2003, 01:19 PM
Hello all! :wave: I do apologize that I just have 1/2 a minute, but I did want to come and tell you all that I did my AirWalker this morning before anything else. I may just be back on track. :D

I'll catch up with you all later.

God Bless America!

03-29-2003, 01:51 PM
THIN !!!! I am sooooo PROUD of you !!!!! :smug:

No time for replys... but thought I would share this time saving tip.
Iíve changed my system for labeling home-made freezer meals. :chef:
I used to carefully note in large clear letters, "Meatloaf" or "Pot Roast" or "Steak and Vegetables or "Chicken and Dumplings" or "Beef Pot Pie." However, I used to get very frustrated when I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner, because he never asked for any of those things. So, I decided to stock the freezer with what he really likes.

If you look in my freezer now you'll see a whole new set of labels. You'll find dinners with neat, legible tags that say: "Whatever," "Anything," "I Don't Know," "I Don't Care," "Something Good," or "Food." My frustration is reduced because no matter what my husband replies when I ask him what he wants for dinner, I know that it will be there waiting. :lol: :lol: :lol:

03-29-2003, 05:36 PM
Tina ..... What is going on ??? Where is TONY ????
I was scanning through the channels and lo and behold ... I found Nascar. :eek:
I thought... okay... I will watch for 10 minutes and see what this is all about.
Well.... NO TONY !!!!!!! :no:
I kept watching for that orange car.
Nope... no where to be found. :(
I watched the standings at the top of the screen. NO #22. :?:
I know they took one car away from him... but doesn't he have more than one??

Okay... I am going to have to go find a REAL man to watch somewhere.
You aren't making up this guy are you ??? A little fantasy maybe ??? :lol:
Hmmmm .. This twice I did not find him in any Nascar race. :chin:

03-29-2003, 06:51 PM
2cute...I think his number is 20!

03-29-2003, 06:53 PM
I'll be in chat at 7:30 central time

03-29-2003, 07:13 PM
First of all, you're killing me. Just killing me. :lol: Tony is #20, not 22. But, Tony was not racing today. He only races on Sundays. What you saw today was the Busch race which is a lesser series. Tony races in Winston Cup which is the best you can be in. They did confiscate his race car, but just his primary. He is using his backup car. If you would like to see Mr. Stewart, just turn on the ol' tube tomorrow anytime between 12:30 and 4:30. He'll be the one driving the big orange 20 car....usually up front!

I'll be back...just had to make this clarification! :yes:

03-29-2003, 07:39 PM
Hiya Ladies,

I have about five minutes before dinner is ready and wanted to make a quick post!

Tina: I can TOTALLY relate to what you said about being a ticking time bomb when it comes to anyone (dh) saying anything about your diet. My hubby has, for the most part, adopted the same strategy: he's silent most times and usually thinks very carefully before putting his two cents in!...hmm... that's a good topic for me to write about...

Donna: You sound like my twin!!! Well... you're maybe a little more extreme than me but I definitely NEED my house to be tidy and clean at all times! It's not that I love to clean... but who else is gonna do it if not me?! I'm interested to hear your reply to the questions that Kat asked too...

2Cute: Hee, hee. I love your sarcasm! That'll teach him! :lol:

Dinner's ready. Gotta scoot!

Sara :)

03-29-2003, 08:27 PM
Where else could someone find such true blue friends? I have been gone all day~ well busy all day and when I came to check out the puter there were messages for me to read again.

Hummmm...the scale and the fluctuations.......yes, true it does show different numbers during the day. I seem to get my lowest weight right when I get home from work, so thats the one I use for my official WI on Thursdays. In the morning I usually get a weight that I can almost guarantee will be about 1 and 1/2 lbs less in the afternoon, then by the time the night rolls around and I've had my supper and snacks then it reads about the same as the morning usually? Anyway eventually it goes down? I guess that really didnt make any sense but it works for me? I mean I know I am doing everything I can do and prob. should not worry about it, the weight will go, but well one obsession at a time. For now its working because Im loosing.

To my utter suprise my TOM showed up this morning. So I'm trying to realize that I will retain a little extra weight. But, like I stated before so long as I do all I am supposed to do, I guess I should not fret about it.

We have to go to my sils for a bday party tomorrow, but I know I will make time to pop on.....we have to watch the race there too.

Hugs to you all,

03-30-2003, 02:16 AM
:lol: I can sure make a fool out of myself. :o :lol:

What can I say ? :^: That poor guy driving #22 wasn't winning either. :no: LOL
Kat... :sssh:Thanks for the warning... it was just a little too late. LOL
Tina... what can I say..... "I tried !!!" :shrug:

Okay... the next thing you're going to tell me is that they NEVER leave that little circle. (Like I am dumb enough to believe that. ) :no:
Just where do they race to ?? :?:
Do they ever head towards OKLAHOMA ???
That is one sure way I would get to meet you. :D

Hey !!!! I found a photo of TONY !!!
I thought I would post it here.
It looks just like him.. glasses and all. :cool:
Here is a picture of him reading his fan mail. http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/images/icon/icon11.gif
Okay.. that was not as funny to you as it was to me. :devil: :lol:

03-30-2003, 02:19 AM
Sandy.... so you are wanting some true blue friends.
:( :eek: :fr: :no: :sorry: :tied: :rain: :cry:
There you go !!!!
(Watch out for #7 ... he is a "fair weather" friend)

Enough of my great humor. :tape:
(I don't get out enough.)

Instead come race on over to our new thread... #307
We will ALL be a winner there !!!! ;)