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04-05-2003, 10:42 PM
Ok Thin wheres your post?
Peter took me to Macaroni Grill today for our anniversary It was great.
04-06-2003, 08:21 AM
Hey! Good morning!
Here's my Sunday recipe...I don't have nutritional values, sorry!
Place about1/2 the strawberries in the bottom of the crust.
Mix yogurt, pudding mix and cool whip til smooth, pour over strawberries, garnish with the rest of the strawberries...I placed them around the edge of the pie. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. You can vary the flavor of the yogurt, the pudding or what fruit you use... the girl at work who brought this in, used crushed pineapple and banana with strawberry banana yogurt. I made it as posted and it was SO GOOD! Not real sweet, very tasty! I know what I'm brining to Mom's on Easter!
Gotta run, my daughter and I are off to Campus Day at her college. Thank God the sun is shining!
Have a great day everyone!
04-06-2003, 08:24 AM
Oh, before I forget...
Speaking of college...congratulations, 2cute on your daughter's scholarship!! That is excellent! I know you must be bursting with pride.
Now, if mine could hook herself up with some nice numbers like that!
04-06-2003, 12:25 PM
DAY 5 CHALLENGE: MET NO CHEAT CHALLENGE AND EXERCISE
Good morning everybody! So far it is a beautiful day but we are supposed to get some real thunderstorms this afternoon.
Mary, Kat and Thin: Hi to you!
I am still feeling kind of lousy so did not go to church today. When I am feeling this way, I cannot sit for a long time. I hope to get to the mall as soon as it opens and get my exercise in for today to get it over with.
Not much news here. DH is going to shampoo my carpets upstairs today but that is about as exciting as it gets. I haven't heard anything about any of the resumes I have submitted, but whatever happens, happens!
Well, I am going to go. I will peek in later and see if anyone has posted.
04-06-2003, 01:37 PM
:mad: Ok, I responded to everyone...took me an hour. :censored: I highlighted my text to copy it in case the computer did something screwy and instead of hitting "copy", I hit "paste" and lost the whole blasted thing.
I love you all and I will be back later. Race is on.
:cb: 2Cute: Congrats on your daughter's scholarship! WooHoo!
Anyway, I got an even shorter haircut over the weekend, and now have lost a total of 12 pounds in the last couple of weeks. The only bad thing was I ate something with pecans in it yesterday, and well...I had the 'squirts' and bad stomach cramps for almost 3 hours after!:o I guess I better avoid nuts of all kinds from herein just to be on the safe side.
This morning, I felt tired and crappy when I woke up, and once I tested my blood sugar, I got my answer as to why: my glucose reading was 45! So I wasted no time getting something to eat, and eventually, it was back up to 122. Geez.:dizzy:
04-06-2003, 05:48 PM
Tina: I was watching the race with dh and saw TS's Coke commercial (leg shaving) for the first time. How funny is that! I loved it. He sure dominated the commercial time this week it seemed like. But Hey, why is he touting those awful diet pills! :nono: :nono: You need to teach him better. I didn't know he had a face under the whiskers until I saw that commercial though! :lol:
Lori: Sounds like you must have had a lot of hair if you lost 12 lbs! I got an even shorter haircut over the weekend, and now have lost a total of 12 pounds in the last couple of weeks. :lol: :lol:
Well, got my walk in at the mall and got there before the stores opened up so it was nice and deserted. Good thing because I went without make up (a real first for me, but I felt so awful I didn't even care!). I promised dh pork chops and stuffing for dinner so I am going to have to get going on it pretty soon I guess.
It is pouring down rain here so I opted not to clean carpets today. The pets and dh would just drag in dirt on them from outdoors. They will last for a few more days of not being shampooed I guess.
Hope everyone is doing great today. I am OP with my food and doing fine, just wish the cramps would go away. I expect that by tomorrow they will be a memorie but they are certainly real right now! I get such backaches and leg aches with them that it makes it hard to sleep so I am tired again today.
Well, better go.
04-06-2003, 07:18 PM
I want to see Tony in a commercial - ANY commercial. I just noticed and thought I would point this out to you, Tina. Mr. Stewart has nice lips, too.
Just got in from a walk. Brrrr is that wind cold today.
I have mostly just been being nervous over this job thing.
04-06-2003, 08:31 PM
Hey!! I thought I said I didn't want any snow down this way, Sandy!!! I just heard we're supposed to get some SNOW tomorrow! AAAGGHHHH! What will my poor little flowers do?
I got lots of exercise in today. Brother in law rented a dumpster to clean out his garage and basement...there was still room, so he said bring over anything you want to toss in...that's all he had to tell me!! Two FULL carloads later...and I mean full...I made a huge dent in my garage, and get rid of lots of junk inside the house too. FlyLady would be so proud of my major decluttering!
I have to run...dh will be home soon, I have to scare up some dinner for him...then off to bed for work tonight!
I hope eveyone had a great weekend!
04-06-2003, 09:18 PM
First of all,
Thin: Have you not been warned that you do not just start a thread and then leave? Do I have to get Sandy after you? :drill: You know, she is head over the "start the post" police! :lol:
Sandy: Where the heck are you woman? We've already had 9 replies on this post and not one has been from you! (and I know you were on here earlier today because I saw your little green light on) Come out and play my sweet friend!
Kat: Seems like you're doing really good lately. I am so proud of you. :smug: I won't brag, but weather here in Tennessee was absolutely beautiful all weekend....in the 70's. It was a shame to be cooped up at work. P.S. The recipe looks great.
Donna: Sorry you're feeling crappy sweet lady. I hope you get back to your ornery old self soon. By the way, I don't know what I was thinking when I asked to meet up with you on Thursday when I go to see Tony in Nashville. For some reason, I was thinking that's where you lived. I hope you don't think I expected you to drive there from Memphis. I'm such a loon. :dizzy:
2cute: Sorry I've been so rude. Congrats on your daughters accomplishments. I would say they are a reflection on such a wonderful Mom.
Lucky: It's not that difficult to see a Tony commercial....all you have to do is turn the race on, on Sundays. He's in about 10 or so. By the way, your comment on his lips.........oh yeah. :s:
Lori: Doesn't it feel good to have your hair cut? My hair was long forever and I finally got it cut off after growing it for about 4 years. It was all the way down to my butt and I was really hesitant about it, but I love it now. :D
Deon: Where are you at girl? I miss you. :(
Thank you for being so concerned about me the last couple of days. I'm still not normal yet, but I'm working on it. :)
Michelle: Where the heck are you? Don't make me come through this screen and pull you back in here! :yikes:
Sara: Thanks for saying what you said about me being honest. That's the highest compliment someone can give in my opinion. When it's all said and done, no matter what you looked like, what you owned or where you lived....it all comes down to your word. That's all a person has. I try to be extremely honest with you guys because you are my heart. If I lie to you, it's like lying to myself. :love:
Well, the day started out really good. I had a granola bar and an apple for breakfast. Lunch was Campbell's Select chicken noodle soup w/12 FF crackers. (I had already consumed 4 cups of water) Then, I come home and boom! Dh has bought some fish from Captain D's, and oh well, you can guess the rest. I'm not dwelling on it though.
I'm torn over issue of WW right now. I am definitely going to follow the points plan, because I truly believe in it. However, I've not been to an actual meeting in months. I usually just go and WI. I'm thinking about trying to do this on my own (with you guys of course) and just weighing in at the mall every week. I don't know....what do you think?
Ummm...you do have my address to take with you on Thursday, right?
04-06-2003, 10:32 PM
Tina: I have to say that when you pick em you do pick em well! I am afraid I would feel like a child molester though I could teach him things he would only be amazed at!:lol: I was watching a John Wayne pic with dh tonight (Rio Bravo) which I have seen about 25 times and the only reason I really watch it was for that hunk Rick Nelson. Gracious that man was good lookin'. Too bad his life ended so tragically cause he could sing too! I love dark haired men anyway like Chris Noth from Law and Order, Elvis wasn't too bad either though the hair and sideburns were a little over the top for me, Ben Afleck is a cutey for a youngun'. I loved him in Pearl Harbor. Now don't laugh, but when I was in Junior High School I had this huge and I mean huge crush on Tom Jones. I never missed his show and played his records all the time! He is now old, fat and gray, but can still sing to beat the band!
Lucky: Talk about lips, now Rick Nelson had lips! woohoo! As for TS's lips, most women would die for a pair of lips like that!
We have a lot of absent ladies today, Sandy, Duckie, Deon, Sara, where are you? We missed you today! You are missing out on our hunky men discussion!
I have to cool off before my dh wonders why I am crawling all over him tonight! :lol: :lol: Heck, he would never question it, just enjoy it.....
Well, I have brought the level of this thread down quite a bit tonight so I guess I had better go.
I stayed OP and got in my exercise so I am still on track with the challenge.
Hugs to you all,
04-07-2003, 03:05 AM
OK OK I'm here! :dizzy: What a crazy weekend. We went to inlaws early Sat. morning to take my nephew home and then decided to help MIL move somemore and didn't end up coming home til late this eve. And returned with my great niece, 18 months old. She is soooo cute. We have her til Tues. Her mom, (my niece) is pregnant for the second time and she is out of control diabetic so she has Dr. appt at specialist. She had one normal healthy child, I just hope she can do it again. I love her dearly, she had a rough life and is now trying to make a good life for herself and her daughter and she has a great husband. I just hope everything goes well. I forgot how much of a handful a 1 yr old can be. Whew! :^: getting her to sleep was something. She is great though. Anyway, that is where I have been. I am eating well not a lot of exercise. I do have to tell you a story though. I have been getting real tired of soup salad and subway so I decided it was time to eat some real food and we went to KFC, my all time favorite and I was so proud of me, I did save points for it and ate half a days points, but I removed skin, skipped the cole slaw and biscuits, I did so good. I normally would leave that place feeling like I ate a horse and was going to explode. But I did it, and now I'm satisfied. And I can go back to greenery. :D It was good though. I am going to go for now, I will be back in the morning.
04-07-2003, 08:36 AM
I'm here but I'm sick sinus crude. WE had terrible storms all day yesterday and all night
04-07-2003, 09:42 AM
Oh my gosh you guys, I just came kind of unglued with a lady who posted a new thread about being called names in the mall. I could not believe she was letting them get away with keeping her from walking where she wanted to. You know me and "fat ladies' rights" and I really let her know what I thought she should do. I am so sick and tired of people being treated inferiorly (is that a word?) because of their size and sick of people putting up with it like they have no rights! My God just because you are overweight does not mean you are inferior in any way and that includes the fact that how you got fat was by overeating. So what? I only know of one perfect human and he no longer walks this earth! Oooh, I am wringing my hands I am so angry about this. Do you guys see why I have been so successful even when I don't have such a good eating day? I BELIEVE IN MYSELF! I BELIEVE IN MYSELF! I BELIEVE IN MYSELF! I know you are probably saying, then why didn't she lose weight before now? Well, I did NOT want to! I felt fine being where I was and didn't want to work at it. My opinion of myself at nearly 400 lbs was the same as it is now. I am a terrific person, equal to every man, woman and child on this earth. I deserve respect like everyone else and I WAS NOT THEN NOR AM I NOW ASHAMED OF MYSELF! If there were one thing I would like to drill into every fat persons head is that they should not be ashamed of themselves EVER! I don't care if you just sat down and ate a gallon of ice cream with fudge sauce, a box of twinkies and a 20 oz porterhouse! Big frigging deal! Shame should not play into anything ever when it comes to your size! Just remember that ok? When you are doing lousy and have eaten everything but the house, just chalk it up to a bad moment and let it go. When those raisins call you constantly and you give in, so WHAT? You can always bounce back and it NEVER EVER makes you less of a person. I used Tina's raisins only because I couldn't think of anyone elses problem eating lately and I knew she would understand! PLEASE, PLEASE ladies, be proud of yourself NOW not at size 8, 10, 12.
I love you guys a whole bunch and only want the very best for you!
Oh, almost forgot:
DAY 6 CHALLENGE: NO CHEAT MET AND EXERCISE MET! YAHOOOOOO
04-07-2003, 10:46 AM
Although we're a bit south of where they're predicting significant accumulations...thank God...my flowers are not gonna like this white stuff!
Donna, great advice to that woman. It's funny, I just gave very similar advice to my son about a kid that has been bugging him. I told him to look him squarely in the eye, ask him what his problem is and to not to be afraid and not to be ashamed, for he hasn't done anything wrong. Unfortunately, there are some real sh**heads in this world that try to mask they're own inadaquacies with insults and taunts to others. I told him to pity him, be p.o.ed if you want, but don't be afraid and above all, believe in yourself...you've done nothing wrong.
I'm falling asleep at the keyboard...I'll be back. :yawn:
04-07-2003, 10:50 AM
Ok it is April and it is snowing. What's wrong with this picture. Just last week, it was in the 70's. Now snow!! Unbelievable. Kat- you are probably getting snow as well and maybe Michelle. Speaking of Michelle, where are you girl? Get in here and say hi.I don't have time for a long post right now. I'll try to check back later.
04-07-2003, 03:13 PM
I go to sleep around 10am, all is well...I wake up @ 12:30...EVERYTHING IS WHITE! :rolleyes:
I had to go out in it to pick the dog up from the groomer, she literally dragged me down the ramp...I was "doggy-skiing!" I thought, ah, it's not that bad out...don't need the 4wd...I was slipping and sliding all over the road...needless to say, I put it in 4wheel on the way back.
I REFUSE to shovel! They say it's turning to rain later and back in the 40s tomorrow. Hang in there, Steph! Come post more often, by the way!
Hi to everyone else...I have to go assign chores to the darlings who had early dismissal...HA! They'll wish they were back in school when i get done with 'em!! :lol:
04-07-2003, 03:47 PM
Kat: Sort of a short sleep wouldn't you say? Sounds like you need to go back to bed until winter is over! :lol: It is dreary here today but it is 70.
Steph: Great to see you posting. You need to come see us more often!
Where is everyone today? They probably think I have flipped my lid completely so are staying away and I can understand that. I just responded to this same woman because she says I am much stronger than she is. Bologna! We all have it within us, it is just most of us have pushed it so far down inside because we somehow think we DESERVE to be treated like doormats because we are fat and can't control ourselves. Well, isn't that true? Is that not what a majority of overweight women think and most of it has been planted in our brains by someone else. In this case, come to find out, it is her lame brained husband. If Jack ever said to me, "Until you are thin I don't want to have sex with you," I think I would tell him to start strengthening his right hand cause that is all he was gettin! I know I am seriously tacky aren't I, but you are my friends and you should be used to it by now!
Hope everyone is having a good day. I am doing great today even though I have had a lot of water and am peeing all the time. Whomever said, your body gets used to it is nuts!
Love you all. Smile and be happy today! :)
04-07-2003, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by jackslady
I love dark haired men anyway like Chris Noth from Law and Order, Elvis wasn't too bad either though the hair and sideburns were a little over the top for me, Ben Afleck is a cutey for a youngun'. I loved him in Pearl Harbor. Now don't laugh, but when I was in Junior High School I had this huge and I mean huge crush on Tom Jones. I never missed his show and played his records all the time! He is now old, fat and gray, but can still sing to beat the band!
Ah, I see we have something in common besides the battle of the weight wars!:lol:
Tina, you lucky :devil: for going to see Tony on Thursday! Have fun and get a kiss for me (and maybe a pinch on that nice bum as well...:lol: )
Anyway, another dark and handsome one is the latest Steelers' quarterback Tommy Maddox...AY CARAMBA!:D Hopefully I can make it to Steeler training camp in August to meet that handsome :devil: !
04-07-2003, 04:36 PM
Originally posted by jackslady
[B]Oh my gosh you guys, I just came kind of unglued with a lady who posted a new thread about being called names in the mall. I could not believe she was letting them get away with keeping her from walking where she wanted to. You know me and "fat ladies' rights" and I really let her know what I thought she should do. I am so sick and tired of people being treated inferiorly (is that a word?) because of their size and sick of people putting up with it like they have no rights!
One could also say that I am a 'fat lady activist' myself. It is not an accepted practice to make racist remarks, make fun of gays and disabled people, so why should the larger sized population have to tolerate such abuse (and yes, it is abuse)? In my case, though, not only with my new assertive side, as well as my somewhat weird sense of humor, now have 'word weapons' of sorts at hand to take such rudeness down a peg--plus keeping my dignity intact. I also make a point of dressing fashionably and keeping my appearance well-maintained. As a result, I don't get many crude remarks coming my way much anymore; as a matter of fact, taking a cab home, a nice looking lawyer shared it with me and asked if we could get together for lunch sometime--when it wasn't raining:lol: ....to be truthful, I don't think he really noticed my size...nor cared!
04-07-2003, 04:42 PM
Yeah for you Lori! That is what I keep saying! If you act like there is nothing wrong with you (and there IS nothing wrong with you by the way) then you are treated like other people. I seldom get comments as I project myself in a way that prohibits them. When I do, I do not let it go "unrewarded" so to speak. No man, woman or child is going to ever speak to me the way this woman was spoken to. I have no problem knocking them on their :censored: if I get harrassed! I try the dignified way, but when all else fails, show em who'e boss! Oh, and I don't watch football so have not seen this gentlemen you describe, but there are some hotties out there for sure.
04-07-2003, 06:06 PM
Okay... I wrote a longgggg post and deleted it. I did not lose it for a change. LOL
It started out fine.. but soon turned into a "Poor ME" pity fest. Gee.. I sounded like a big spoiled brat. :o
I am just here to say I had a wonderful weekend but just found out I have to go back to MIssouri in the morning. (unplanned - non emergency) So keep carrying on and I will return asap. Thank you for all of your congrats for my daughter.
04-07-2003, 07:43 PM
:no: No Calvary sent out after me???? Okay, I know they are all busy, and god bless them for all they are doing.
I guess I was having a brain cramp yesterday because I could not believe that no one posted all day yesterday. Then I checked my email this am and I was like wowzers no posts???? Then, I had to go to work and it was just a major :stress: stress zone there for me today. So tonight, I finally get to sit down and hunt you all up. I wonder why my computer chooses not to send me email notices sometimes? And other times I get a ton for the same thing?:(
Saturday I had a run in with a box of Cheese its....rrrrrr, but think I am back to reality now. Okay, Donna, please don't chastise, I did read all of the posts and realize that I was in reality and things just happen. But a bologna and cheese sandwich happened that same day after I had lunch already.....just was so bored I guess? And the sandwich really was not that good tasting after all and I was thinking that the whole time but continued to eat it. Anyway, thats done and over so I will go on and not dwell on it.
I know Im not too too far behind cause I did make it to chat on Saturday for a bit did I not? But, Im back and sorry I missed almost a whole thread, this is the first for me. And since its been almost a whole thread I think I will skip the individual replies this time (forgive me).
Hugs to each and everyone of you!!!!
PS) Wowzers what a nice pic of TONY back there a few posts.....something about a man in a tux gets me all excited....My hubby was born to wear suits....oh boy I get excited...but, he is a fisherman and you don't find much need for a tux on a boat?
04-07-2003, 09:21 PM
Hey Sandy, you will get no B*$%^&#* from me honey! Stuff happens. Thank goodness I am not a bologna or cheese its fan cause I understand it completely. I am more your eat chocolate til you die kind of girl or even worse than that I LOVE HOT DOGS! There is probably not a worse food on earth to love. I have only had 2 since starting this diet, one while on vacation from Orange Julius and I just couldn't help myself. It is now Dinstihls (local candy company and shop) Chocolate Covered Strawberries time of the year and oh mama how hard it is not to go in there and buy a box. Honey these are better than sex they are so good. I cannot eat just one so I cannot buy any and hope no one gets me any because I would be sure and put on 10 lbs.
I have to run as dh had to work late and is on his way home and starved.
04-07-2003, 09:46 PM
:) :) :) :) By a percentage of 99.999 the baby is my brothers. He called this morning laughing and crying he was so happy. I told him he should now realize that he has something to live for. He agreed.I also told him he had right s and he needed to fight for them. He said he was with every breath of his body.
Work was hectic today we had the Elected officials luncheon 18 officials showed up with about that many more library personal from the county. It went well. Lots of food.
Glad everyone is doing great. I love all of you and thanks for the prayers for my brother.
04-07-2003, 10:06 PM
Mary: Oh thank God that is so wonderful! It will not only give him something to live for but to fight for and that in itself will keep him going! I am so glad for him and for you!
My poor dh is plumb tuckered out. Poor man they called him at 2:30 with a problem and he was to leave at 3:00. He ended up leaving at 7 and I am not sure the thing is totally fixed yet. He may get called back in. I hate to be so evil, but the money will be good! :lol: Woohoo, I can buy me another leather purse! :lol: Just kidding.
Well, I came up here while he was eating so I should get downstairs and clean up the dishes and get them into the dishwasher.
04-07-2003, 10:41 PM
Yeah Marion, glad you came here to join us! We are THE best group of ladies you have ever seen and we are all in the same boat (extra big boat, but boat none the less!:lol: ). I am so very glad you came to this thread to post and I want you to do it often. We laugh, cry, support, chastise and generally have a whale of a good time, don't we girls. You will find I am the nut case here as I am OCD and get teased a lot because I am a cleaning fanatic!
You seem to have had a lot put on your plate that you had to deal with, but you are among friends here and we will help you to build yourself up and get that weight off safely and once and for all. A lot of the ladies here are WW ladies, some of us are calorie counters, we have at least one TOPS lady and then there is TINA! Tina is our resident expert on NASCAR anything you want to know as long as his name is Tony Stewart, Tina can tell you! We have a lady that lives by the scale (Um, now who could that be!), one that somehow manages to work all night only how she does it I don't know, and we are so glad to have you in our little group.
I will be 50 in Sept (UGH!), and like I told you have been married over 30 years, have one single son who is 29 and a hunk even though his mom says so, and a daugher who is 25 and married and I have a 2 1/2 year old grandson. At the moment I am not working, but am back to looking for a job as I am bored and afraid it will lead to eating. When I work, I am a receptionist because I love that kind of work. I just bought a condo in Sept so I am redecorating it a little at a time, so I am hooked on the DIY shows. I also scrapbook and have started a weight loss scrapbook where each month I put my current pic and journal about my progress. In fact, my dh is supposed to download pics I took of my scrapbook so that you guys can see it. It has been a lot of fun to do.
Well, I guess I have taken up enough of everyone's time, so I am going to go.
Talk to you all soon.
04-07-2003, 10:43 PM
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