Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again...#312

04-07-2003, 10:44 PM
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04-07-2003, 11:26 PM
Hey, girlie, girls! :wave: I figured I better post before someone started B*^&chin' about me starting a new thread and not posting! :o

Please make sure you go back to the end of thread #311 and meet Marion if you haven't already.

I woke up honey this morning at 6:35 and there was nothing on the ground. By the time my alarm went off at 8:00 it was blizzard conditions and 2 inches of white stuff on the ground. YIKES! It continued snowing for several hours and then stopped. All the streets were wet and parking lots were so sloppy. But I worked a couple of jobs anyway. This afternoon it was supposed to start with the freezing rain so we'll see what we wake up to in the morning.

It has been some crazy days here. I decided today was the day to get my eatting back in order, sooooo, I did. I'm still not perfect, but "progress, not perfection" like 2cute always says.

I also made a huge decision today. I guess maybe I should take you back a few years (in case I haven't mentioned it before) to 1992-1996, I was elected as a local school board member. I served my 4 year term and then decided not to run for re-election. There were many reasons that I didn't run again, but that's really immaterial right now.

Anyway, about a month ago, I decided that I was going to file to run again this year. It actually started out as a joke, just to shake 'em up a bit. You see, I was a bit of a terror when I was on the board last. I liked to ask the questions no one else wanted to ask and I really didn't pussy foot around about it much. So even though some of the faces in the district have changed, my name still lives on in some circles. :devil: Anyway, as I said, it started out as a bit of a joke. Well as I was collecting signatures on the nominating petitions I found that 1. people are sick and tired of what's going on around here, 2. people who didn't necessarily agree with some of the stuff that went on when I was on the board before now realize that maybe I really did have something to say and a reason to question, and 3. people were very supportive of me running again and wanted to know how they could help.

So YIKES! There is only one seat open this year, instead of the usual 2. Today at 4:00 was when the petitions had to be turned in at the Superintendent's office so I waited until 3:15 to go in. Oh, did I mention that I sent in an anonymous person to pick up the petitions in the first place so that no one would know what I was planning? :eek: Well, that's what I did. So basically, when I got there, the Supt's secretary was surprised to see me and said that no one but the incumbent had filed petitions. WooHoo!!! That means the she (the incumbent) was planning on a 'cost nothing', 'shoe in', re-election. Well, guess what? It ain't gonna be sooo easy.

What really killed me is that at 5:55 tonight I was already getting a call from someone in the incumbent's camp asking me "respectfully" to withdraw from the race (I have 3 days to withdraw). Does news travel fast, or what???? It sure leads me to believe that they think I'm a real threat, cuz it took less that 2 hours for someone to call and ask the BIG question.

Oh well. The election isn't until June so you know that I will just be having the time of my life between now and then. :lol:

I'm going to try to get a couple of responses in here, but I'm not going to catch everyone because time is running out, so please forgive me if I don't get ya this time.

2cute: That is absolutely wonderful about your daughter's good fortune. I'm so happy for her. Please give her a hug for me. * Hope you have a safe trip to Missouri and that all is well.

Mary: I'm so happy for your brother. Good advice reminding him that he has rights to that baby. I think just maybe it put the fight back in him. * I was an elected official. Could I have come to your little shindig???? :;

Marion: Welcome aboard! So glad to have you join us. I saw you wrote "I just wish I had an emotional support too." Well, honey, I'm here to tell you you just found some. I'm one of the oldest on this thread, not in age, but in the life of the thread, well, ok, in age too. A couple of us have been here since the "300+" thread started in 2000. My best advice is to come here often. It is inspirational and motivational and just plain fun! Again, glad to have you here.

Katrina: That Strawberry Pie looks wonderful. I have a different recipe for strawberry pie that I've been trying to find since the berries are in at the market. As soon as I find it, I'll post that one too. In the meantime, I'll be trying yours.

Tina: Boy, that Tony looks pretty sharp in a Tux. But then, I'm a sucker for men that are all dressed up. I really hate the idea of a casual office environment. Not enough suits around any more. [size=1]not that I'd know what the inside of an office looks like anyway...

Donna: You have just been doing a great job getting your walking in every day, I'm sooo proud of you!!!

Lori: Sounds like you had an allergic reaction to the nuts. But then I have to say since I've started eatting a lower fat diet that when I get something like the pork chops I had the other day at a restaurant, they must have grilled them in butter or something, I get the same reaction.

Lucky: Darling, have we heard anything on the job yet??? My fingers and toes are getting major cramps, not to mention I can hardly get off the floor from kneeling to pray for you. Some news, soon, pleeeeeese.

Deon: Boy, I hope your niece pulls through this pregnancy ok with a new healthy little one. * Great job on having one of your favorites (KFC) without going overboard. I really enjoy their chicken strips and you can really have a nice meal with them if you pay attention to the sides you order.

Steph: I'm glad I'm not the only one having a roller coaster ride with the weather. Gosh, this is stupid, already! :^:

Sandy: It sure sounds like you better start looking for posts the old fashioned way: like logging into the site and looking for them!!!! This e-mail notification thing is getting you far too stressed!!!

Well girls, I'm as caught up as I can get for right now. I hope this qualifies as a post so that I won't get yelled at.....again!!! :nono:
I'll see you all later.

God Bless America!

04-08-2003, 03:01 AM
HI guys... It is me again.
My roller coaster life has taken another turn in another direction.. AGAIN.
I am NOT going to Missouri now. :dizzy:

Marion... WELCOME to our humble abode. We always love newcomers. Although our stories are nothing alike (except weight/food wise).... I think you and I have a couple things in common. One main thing being.... you are a caretaker/enabler just like ME. That is NOT a good thing to have in common. :no: LOL But the good news is.... there is help for both of us. :yes: I HIGHLY recommend you go to the library or used book store and get an ALANON book.
I think it is called the "The 12 Steps of Alanon". This is a book for family and friends of alcoholics. Your family and friends DON'T have to be alcoholics to help YOU. It mainly is a relationship handbook. LOL. It teaches you how to LET GO of letting others control the way you live YOUR life. It is sort of a self help book. It shows you how you have let others effect YOU... and how to quit letting them control your emotions, mind, body and spirit.
Just remember... there is help .... but you have to be willing to change yourself... NOT OTHERS.

Thin... I knew you would end up running for that office. I am happy for you... but PLEASE take time for YOURSELF too. I know you are an overachiever and that can be a good thing... but beware of it's downfalls too. GO GET EM GIRL !!!! Be sure to save some time for us too.

Sandy.... sorry I did not hunt you down. I was not here myself.
Life is full of disappoints.... but if we stop long enough to count our blessings... we usually see where we are sometimes super sensitive sometimes too. You HAVE TO KNOW by now... WE ALL LOVE YOU HERE !!!! and if we "seem" to ignore you sometimes... it is not because we don't love you... it is because we are all wrapped up in ourselves or our families or something.
Donna... I think I missed something somewhere. :?:
I swear you told us your top weight was 370 in mid January ... now it says 395??? Your present weight is 314?? That is 85 lb loss in only 3 months !!! I thought the 70 lbs loss left me speechless.
Are you sure about these numbers ?? That is like 30lbs per month. :eek: I could see it the first month... but for 3 months ??? Do you worry you may be losing too fast?? I know WW says it is not wise to lose over 2-3 per week. You lose 7-8lbs per WEEK not month. And that is week after week after week. I am a little worried for you. I ask this out of concern. :love:

I don't remember everyone elses replys. :o I am sorry.
I missed over an entire thread and it is just too time consuming to try and catch up.

OH YES...Mary... I am so happy for your brother. I know that will help his spirits. Don't work too hard at that library.

I will take enough time to say hello to everyone.... especially
DEON !!! I don't want to forget you my friend. LOL
Hi Tina, Michelle, Lucky. Baylee, J-ann, Duckie, Kat, Ravyn, Sara, Jen, Moongoddess, Steph... and anyone else I forgot this time.
Hopefully I will see your Tuesday Tips in the morning. ;)

04-08-2003, 03:54 AM
Hi everyone!:wave: I don't have alot of time. I am headed to bed completely exhausted. I forgot how busy an 18 month old is. :yawn: Whew! She just kept me going all day long! My house is far from baby proof anymore. So I spent the day chasing after her and putting things away. So I just wanted to say welcome to all the newbies. And one of these days this week I will return and hopefully get a good long post in. But right now I am going to get some sleep to recooperate for tomorrow. Night all!!

04-08-2003, 09:34 AM
Hi everyone! :wave: Just a quickie this morning since I was on so long last night. But I wanted to get here early for

Lucky: :balloons: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! :gift: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! :hat: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR LUCKY! :lucky: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! :hb: And Many More..... :balloons:

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!!

04-08-2003, 09:47 AM
My dear chicks,

Wow, we sure are chatty with the long posts, but, I have to admit, I still hang on every word of every post.

Marion :wave: hi, and welcome to this thread, these ladies are some of the best you will ever meet. They have kept me on my feet and going strong. And :rolleyes: yes, it's me that lives by the scale. I will fully admit it!! Isnt that one of the 12 steps? Admission to the guilt?:D . But, I try not to write about it so much anymore. So glad you found the thread.

Thin: Wow, you win the :bravo: award this week for posting. That was a very very nice post. Keep up the good work and I liked the progress not perfection words, that was food for thought.

2cute: Good to see you back too, I did not mean to sound like no one cared...I was just joking..:) I know you all care a lot. I find myself thinking of you all all of the time. I will be doing something and all the sudden I am like what would Donna, 2cute, tina, whoever do in this situation. My lovely cyber family.

Tina: I posted for you and you dissappeared? Where did you go? It's not Thursday yet. Are you primping for Tony? :s:

Deon: yes 18 month olds, what a handful, always on the go...good luck and hope your neice has a successful pregnancy again, my prayers are with her.

Well I'm off to Walmart to play the wonderful Easter Bunny....hop hop hop...theres always something to buy, a holiday, a birthday, will it never end? I just get kinda nit picky this time of year cause money starts getting tight till July when hubby starts catching lots of lobsters and we start having some extra money again. Seems like this time of year there are no extras, even though this is the first year I have worked outside the home on a reg. schedule. You just get used tot he money and its all taken before its made. Oh well, such is life........this too shall pass.

Hugs to all,

04-08-2003, 09:50 AM
Okay I forgot to mention....................


HAVE A MARVY KINDA DAY......:gift: :hb: :queen:

04-08-2003, 11:31 AM

When I first started posting, I couldn't weigh myself on the scales I had. I was a cheap skate and they wanted like $60 for a set of scales that would weigh up to 400 so I finally found a set of used scales to weigh me (should have known better) they were old and I didn't know how accurate, but went with its weight (after about 2 weeks on the program) at 370. It kept niggling at me that the scales might not be accurate so I weighed myself on a scale that could weigh me while I was on vacation. I was by this time, according to the scales, 330 and had been on the program 3 months. I came home and weighed myself on the old scales and they said 305. They were 25 lbs off. I have two sets of scales, one regular and one digital. The digital would always give me an E which meant I was above whatever its top weight was and I researched the model of the machine when I got back home from vacation and found that it's top weight was 330 so I had to have been above 330 this whole time. I did cry that I still weighed that much, but had to be honest and look at the truth. I had dh weigh himself on both sets and as he rarely gets on the scales at all there was never a red flag about the old set. Sure enough there was a 25lb difference (within a lb or 2). So I did some math and added 25lbs to my original weight as I felt I had been dishonest unintentionally, but dishonest about how much I really weighed. I had haranged about being brave and stating your weight to people and not be ashamed so I felt I couldn't pretend I weighed 370 when I didn't. (which by the way was really depressing!). I redid my weight on my posts and used 395 as my beginning weight, which is probably fairly accurate. Well, low and behold a week or so ago, just out of curiosity, I stepped on the digitals and they weighed me at I think 324. I have since weighed everyday only because I am frightened they are wrong too and made dh keep getting on the scales to make sure they aren't screwed up too! They have been consistent. As of this morning I weigh 312. Now to answer your question about losing too fast. There is no way I am doing ANYTHING unhealthy. I even upped my caloric level to 2000 after I got back from Indiana to be closer to the dietician level so that I wouldn't have problems and that is 400 calorie increase. I keep my fat cal between 20 and 25% so I am getting enough fat. My body is just rebelling against what I used to be taking in I guess which had to have been a frightening number of calories and fat. In fact, last night, I had 2 hamburgers because they were prepressed patties I bought at the commissary in the meat case, were 95% lean and when I weighed one, it was not 4 oz (which is the serving size I eat) so I made 2. I still stayed under my 2000 cal. Thank you so much 2cute for being concerned about me, but I am doing everything right. You know I am such an obsessed person and so I never miss my exercise either so that plays a big part in it too I guess. I was pretty sedentary before (except for housecleaning lol) and I really power walk the mall now. I hope that clears things a bit. I am sorry for any dishonesty about my weight, but I truly didn't do it intentionally. I know that I have to be honest about all aspects of losing weight even when I gain. I just haven't and to be honest I was shocked I hadn't while on vacation because I had to be taking in more fat calories eating out all the time.

:hb: :cb: :cp: :hat: :gift:

Sandy: Oh my gosh, I was skimming the posts to go back and read each one thoroughly as I posted to you all and the first time around I thought you were actually playing the easter bunny at Walmarts and I thought, how cute is that and she has more courage than me to have that big ole cotton tail on her butt walking around! :lol:

Deon: You poor thing. They can wear you out. Whenever I have Thomas and he is almost 3, I am exhausted when he goes home. Could be the hide and seek or chasing him around the condo? :lol:

Baylee: How are you this AM?

Thin: Yo go get em girl and don't you back down for a second. I just wish we had people on the school board here that had guts. I am not going to go into it, but this school system is one of the top 5 worst in the COUNTRY!

Marion: Hope to see you post this morning and get up and going on a weight loss program of your choosing.

Tina: Miss you sweety! Hope you have fun in Nashville and for the race this weekend!

Well, ladies, I need to get up and going. I have done nothing this am.

Love you all, Donna

04-08-2003, 11:33 AM
I was hoping I'd be the first to wish my buddy Lucky a happy birthday. Oh well.....Thin beat me to it. :lol:

Happy Birthday Lucky!

We love you!
:hb: :cb: :cp: :hat: :dance: :gift: :flow2: :grouphug: :dancer: :goodvibes :high:

04-08-2003, 11:39 AM
:lucky: Happy Birthday Lucky !!!!!!!!! :lucky:

:hb: :hat: :flow2: :queen: :balloons: :flow1: :gift: :joker:

I hope you have a wonderful day !!!! Do you have any special plans ???
I suggest you spoil yourself rotten. :smug:

04-08-2003, 12:09 PM
HaHa, Tina! You gotta get up before NOON to be the FIRST!!!!! :;

04-08-2003, 12:31 PM
pull up a chair, sit down and get comfortable. You may even want to get a snack....a low fat one, of course. First of all, I had a really crappy day yesterday. Not so much food wise...actually, that part was ok. I even did my two mile WATP. Anyways, several things went on yesterday, which I will not mention because they are too numerous to mention and my fingers will not accomodate.

So, here I'm sitting in the living room, watching tv or on the computer, I don't remember which. Trey, (my 10 yr. old) and Chris, his best friend, come in. Trey's face is red and he's been crying....still is and is to the point of snubbing, you know when you've cried so hard and you just can't seem to catch your breath? So I ask what in the world is going on? :?: Chris proceeds to tell me that one of our neighbors (and I use the term in it's loosest form) yelled at Trey.

The neighbor in question is a new one. The moved in about 2 mos. ago. I'm not sure if they actually bought the house or are just renting it. I think they're just renting....that house has seen about 5 different families in the last 6 years. Anyways, since the moment they moved in, it's been like....well, there goes the neighborhood. They have two little girls that are into just everything. One is about four and the other one is 8 or 9, I believe. They are always playing in everyone else's yard even when the people are not home. It is commonplace for me to come home from work and find them sitting on my front porch or riding their bikes all over the grass in our front yard. They will even open up your front door and just walk right into your house. You know the type.....perfect heathens.

So, Trey and his friend have been followed around all day by these two girls and have not had a moments peace, so they decide they're gonna come up onto our carport and they tell the girls to leave them alone and go home. Well, the girls just won't have that! They insist they are not going home and start to ride their bikes up our driveway. Well, this is debated for several minutes and as the younger of the two decides she's going to start up our driveway, so Trey takes ahold of the handle bars and stands in front of her in hopes of preventing her from coming up the driveway any further. Well, she promptly starts screaming (which she does ALOT) and starts flailing around because she wants him to let go of her bike. In the midst of all this screaming and twisting and turning to get him to let go, she falls off the bike and skins her elbow and really starts screaming. :yikes: Well, this prompts big sis to run inside and tell their Mom that the big boy slung her poor little sister off her bike and hurt her. Well, Miss Thang comes out, stands over Trey and starts screaming at him. He tells her that it was an accident and he wasn't trying to hurt her, he just wanted them to leave them alone. She says to him, "That's bull$hit and if she's hurt, it's your a$$!" :yes: Yup, that's right. "It's your a$$" Well, by the time I heard the whole story and knowing my son like I do and knowing that he wouldn't hurt a flea, especially a girl, I was livid. :bomb: I mean, shaking with anger. At that point, I didn't even trust myself to be rational, so I looked over at dh, who's sitting there with this "duh" look on his face and I said, "Handle it." He said, "Just let it go." LET IT GO? Did he not just hear the same story I just heard? :mad: My child is in tears because he's just been cussed out and threatened and I'm supposed to let it go? I don't think so. :no:

I looked out my front door and the mother was still outside. Without thinking, I stormed out my front door, down the steps, through the yard, into the culde-sac and to her driveway. I had just finished working out, so I had on workout pants, a sleeveless shirt, no shoes and my hair was still stuck to my sweaty forehead. I guess just by looking at me, she should have been scared. As I'm walking towards her, she sees me coming and knows why I'm coming. She immediately says, "He pushed her down." I said, "You have no business whatsoever cussing my son." She said, "Well she's hurt and her arm is bleeding." I said, "I understand what you've been told, but I have two people in my house that are telling me something completely different. I know my son, and he didn't intentionally hurt your little girl, he is NOT a bully. It was an accident, and you had no business cussing at him." She said, "Uh......" (at this point, she was shaking) and I cut her off and said, "And if it's anybody's a$$, it won't be his." Then gave her a pointed look to let her know what I was saying, without saying it and I turned and walked away. It actually went pretty good I guess, that is....until my older son, who was standing on the neighbors porch broke out into a chorus of "Go Mom.....Go Mom.....Go Mom!"

So I get back up to the porch and by this time, dh has actually found his balls from wherever they were hiding and I just tell him to get his a$$ in the house, that his wife had handled it. :rolleyes:

Now, perhaps I didn't handle it the right way. I don't know. It's just that my motherly instinct kicked in and no one is gonna hurt my babies. I know what it's like to grow up in a house where you're not protected and it's horrible to never feel safe, even from your own family members. My kids will never know that fear. As long as I'm around, they will always have someone on their side.

Now, the amazing part about all of this, is that I confronted her. Yup, :yes: that's right. About two years ago, maybe even less, same scenario.....I probably would have let it go. Not that I would be afraid of being hurt physically or anything like that, it's a self image issue. I have always been the type of person to back down from confrontations. Well, let me re-word that. I have always bent over backwards for others or kept my head down to avoid conflict or even eye contact because of my own insecurities.

A co-worker once asked me, "Why don't you look me in the eye when you talk to me?" It's because just looking someone in the eye would make me nervous. Not because I was being dishonest with them, just because looking someone directly in the eye made me uncomfortable, because I was not confident enough in myself. That's why I have always avoided anything unpleasant because I didn't believe enough in me to state my opinions about anything, unless it's here with you guys or with dh or a family member.

But I've noticed here lately, that's changing. No, that doesn't mean I'm gonna yell at you if you look at me the wrong way. It just means that I have the same rights and priviledges as the next person, regardless of the number my scale says and no one has a right to run over me or anyone I love. So no, maybe the best way to handle the situation yesterday was not to confront her in the middle of the neighborhood, but this girl wasn't tucking her tail between her legs and running either.

And you know what I think? I think it's because of the weight I've lost. 346 lb. Tina would probably just went over and shut her door and tried to make her son feel better, but 270 lb. Tina would not settle for that. Losing the weight I have thus far, has not only made me a stronger person, in this case...it's made me a better Mom as well.

If that's not reason enough to keep it up, then what is?

04-08-2003, 12:50 PM
Tina: You may not get up early, but when you do, you pack a powerful punch! :D You go, girl! And as far as husband's go...I think yours and mine are cloned in THAT department. :lol: We had a sitter once and she had a party while we were gone with the neighbors and when we got back and found out it was the neighbor who 'disposed' of the problem, not my honey. :nono: Some of 'em got 'em, and some of 'em don't. Guess yours and mine DON'T!!!

04-08-2003, 01:01 PM
as long as I'm on a roll, I thought I would let you know that I got up at 5:50am this morning, the same time I get up every morning that I work. So, :p I just didn't get to take my turn on the computer till now. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I sure do with I could sleep in though....:yawn:

I will be doing that the next four days however, because I'm off! :cb:

04-08-2003, 02:04 PM
First off, I'd like to announce that I slept in until noon today! :lol:

Secondly, I'm SO happy that so many of us here are starting to realize that obese women should enjoy the same respect as anyone! We don't need to back down with our tails between are legs because that is giving up our power. If WE believe in our own power, then so will others! So... way to go TINA!!!

Thirdly, HAPPY B-DAY LUCKY!!! HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!! I had it written on my calender so I wouldn't forget!... like I needed that reminder though with all these chickies right on the ball! :gift: :hat:

Mary: I didn't get a chance to say how happy I am for you and your brother! Sounds like he really needed that news! :)

What the heck happened to Michelle? Where is she? Michelle... hop online and let us know if you're okay! We miss you! :)

Okay ladies. Gotta scoot for now!

Sara :)
HW: 270
CW: 135

04-08-2003, 02:09 PM
Woohoo! Tina has got some of that gumption I am talking about! Yeah for you! I am so proud of you. The only thing I would have done different is to ask the woman what her daughters were doing on YOUR property in the first place? It is time we stood up for ourselves. Good for you and give little ole Trey a big kiss from us! He is a great little boy to hold himself together when the little pests are bothering him!

You ladies have a good day. I am way behind because I got caught up watching this great movie called Morning Glory and it just finished so I have to hope in the shower.


04-08-2003, 03:00 PM
:hat: :gift: :dance: :grouphug: :gift: :hat: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCKY, RELAX, LAUGH AND ENJOY :gift: :hat: :dance: :grouphug:

Good day,
Have been really struggling with the food lately, and have been feeling like crap because of it. I know when I don't get enough water in, I start getting headaches, and I can barley move, with out looking like an old women ( no offence meant) my bones just ache and creak. Woke up this morning with a huge headache, so decided that I need to fix this and start fresh once again. So I'm jumping back on the wagon, and will watch out for those pot holes, cause I don't want to fall off again.:(

On the way to work this morning, the truck ( the one we just bought ) was acting up, losing power, chugging making weird noises, I was about 3 miles from work, and I slowed down to turn, and all the power left, so I'm figuring I ran out of gas, weve been having trouble with the carborator, I just filled up on Sunday night, so I should have lots of gas, but DF thinks we might have a hole in the gas tank, So needles to say I had to wave down one of the operators, to stop and give me a ride to work. Fun fun. DF can drive this truck from now on.

Thin I just wanted to thank you for the B-day card that was a nice little surprise, wasn't expecting that.

Well gotta get back to work,
Chow for now,

04-08-2003, 03:30 PM
Happy Birthday, Dear Lucky...:lucky:

:hb: :cb: :gift: :dance: :dancer: :goodvibes :grouphug: :twirly: :queen: :balloons:
Happy Birthday to yoooooooooooooou!

04-08-2003, 03:52 PM
I found this quote on another thread. Thought it was appropriate to post here too. Hope you like it as much as I do.The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company,,,a church,,,a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude,,,I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you,,,we are in charge of our ATTITUDES.


04-08-2003, 03:55 PM
I can't think of a better birthday present than for you to get that new job....so all good birthday/new job wishes are coming your way!!

Geez after a slow weekend...every one's back!

Tina...you are my hero! Good for you!! Look out for Mama Bear!

Thin, you have my vote! I'll just bet you're a hellraiser! That's just what these school boards need...good for you!

Sandy...I just gotta say, I thought you were actually going to "play" Easter Bunny at Walmart too! "She's a better person than I am..." went though my mind!

ah crap...I've been summoned...Hi to everyone else, in case I don't get back...same ol' story, gotta make dinner, drive to karate, then Scouts, work tonight...:(

take care all...

04-08-2003, 05:05 PM
My dear chicklets,
I did not go to play the Easter Bunny for real......but what an idea, I would do that, I think it would be a blast to see all the little kids smile. I actually went to buy stuff for the Easter Bunny to do the magic things he does at my house on Easter Eve....LOL is that a real thing? Anyway, got all the candy and got them each a movie for their baskets.

Tina: Wow, you got me shaking in my boots :yikes: Remind me not to tangle with you. But, I know what you mean about neighbor kids. I'm still having trouble with the ones down the road. I hate that everyone on this road seems to think it's perfectly fine to send their kids to my house. I mean I like the fact that the kids have friends and they like it here and the parents let them come. But, isn't there a point to which you are waring your welcome out big time? I mean these 2 girls down the road are here everyday like 5 minutes after the bus drops them off and they don't leave till I drive them off a supper time. And they expect me to give snacks and juices. I mean I worked all day and this is not an afterschool daycare (free at that????) Then sometimes my oldest Evan does not want to go out and play and then my youngest is screaming and crying cause the kids will leave cause they don't want to play with a 5 year old~they are all older. This seems to be an everyday event lately, and it seems like I pray for rain just to get a break. I mean even on days that the kids have off of school, I swear they watch for my car to go by and they are here before I even make it through the door. I swear some parents don't have a clue. I hate to be the ***** o the road but enough is enough and with summer fast approaching I can only immagine what it will be like.

Okay girlies gotta run,

04-08-2003, 05:21 PM
Hi all again!

I got my order from Silhouettes today, my first time ordering anything from them. So I get the order and figure what the heck, try the stuff I ordered on and see how it fits. Of course, when I ordered the stuff in the first place, I had to refer to their size chart, so I was really flying blind. Anyway, when I tried everything on, in the 2X/3X......

:cb:THEY FIT!!!!!:cb:

The outfit in the 4x has to be sent back, though...guess I miscalculated that one... any chance I am smaller than I think I am?:?:

And on the subject of handsome dark haired :devil: s we were discussing yesterday, Donna, here's a pic of my beloved favorite QB, Mr. Maddox (not the most fantastic, but the best I could find so far)::D Hopefully, once next season commences, I can get some better ones...OR:

He decides to make an appearance at the benefit Easter Brunch/Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday (got to remember to bring the camera, just in case)!

04-08-2003, 05:58 PM
Donna... somehow I missed your reply earlier. I don't know how... but I did. :?:

I hope you did not think I was accusing you of being dishonest. I was not. :no:
I was confussed and "concerned". I know all too well about scales that are incapable of weighing people "of size". Like I told the story about myself... a scale showed I had gained 23 lbs and LOST 100lbs all at the same time. :dizzy: :lol:
I just don't know how accurate/reliable any of these scales are unless it is at WW where they are tested regularly. AND the bottom line is... it really does not matter what the "numbers" say. What is important is our health.

I know being overweight is not healthy. Neither is being too thin. Many people substitute one for the other. I am happy to hear that you are just blessed with an extra ordinary quick weight loss and that you have not gone from eating too much to not eating enough.
Your amazing weight loss (85lbs in 3 months) did concern me.... But then... I am the only one who worrys that Sara's arms are too thin too.:^: I can't help myself. :shrug: I care. I would like to see her at her original goal of 150. I guess I just like a little extra padding. :lol: (spoken by a woman who's "goal" is 220) Take what I say as a grain of salt. LOL

You certainly have made MAJOR changes in your life that are for the good. You have improved your eating habits. You gave up your pop completely. You are DEDICATED to your exercise program... not only once a day... but TWICE. YOU DESERVE to be successful.

And I will quit worrying about you being too successful too fast. As that old saying goes... "if it ain't broke... don't fix it." :lol:
As of this moment I am going to "let go" and "let you" take care of your own program. ;) I will promise to butt out. You are doing more than fine without me. LOL Keep up the good work.

Loranden.. congrats on your new clothes. :cp:
Sandy... you would make a wonderful BUNNY.
Kat... hang in there... they grow up and then you will miss all of this.
Duckie... this "old woman" took no offense. :lol:
Sara... glad you got your "beauty sleep" not that you need any. LOL
Tina... glad to hear you have 4 days off. That means we will hear more from you.
Baylee... singing Happy Birthday to Lucky is not enough... come post.
Thin...Practice makes Progress. You go girl !!
Michelle and everyone else I listed earlier.... come out or come in.. either way... WE MISS YOU !!!

04-08-2003, 07:17 PM
Hi everyone! :wave: Well it's Tuesday dinner time and I'm at the "I'm ready to give up again" spot that I seem to get to all too often. :(

Yesterday was Monday and I thought "this is great, let's start over, gotta do something" and today that whole mood is gone. But I do have to say that even though I have been hungry all day, I have refused to do anything crazy.

I had an apple this morning and a bowl of that wonderful potato soup at noon. Then when I got in this afternoon, I had a bowl of cabbage soup (soups always have to have crackers, but fat free ones, of course). I finished a second apple and now I'm munching on WOW chips.

I just refuse to grab anything more than a WW point or two at a time until dinner. Dinner is Subway because Tuesday is Subway Day! :lol: I got a foot long, turkey breast and ham, no cheese just veggies, on Italian for 11 WW points.

I'm trying so hard to go very low in points this week because I want a big loss like some of you are having. :( I haven't gone to WI (not Wisconsin) in 3 weeks. The last time I was there I had a nice loss and I don't want to go back now until I can at least show a maintain after 3 weeks. Stupid, I know.

I'm just a mess. The oldest graduates in less than a month and the thought of those damn seats is just getting to me. I'm just overwhelmed right now with the thought of how much weight I have to lose. I keep thinking "what's the use."

Well this has been one bummer of a post. :eek: Let's try to pick up the mood.

Lucky: Hope you're having a great birthday, kiddo. :hb:

Sandy: Gotta tell ya, I'm seeing bunny tails too. :lol:

Donna: I'm not going on the school board soapbox :soap: with you either.

Tina: Ok, I give! Chatty Cathy just got in your way again. That's your story and you're stickin' to it, I suppose??? :;:

Sara: Good to see ya. You gotta make some time for us, skinny! :D

Duckie: Dang, you just got it? I'll have to remember that if I want you Canadians to get mail, I have to send it a month in advance. Yeesh! :o

Kat: Sounds like you've got a busy, busy night. Have fun. :)

Lori: I bet the new clothes are making you feel wonderful. :cool:

2cute: I love your saying "Progress, not Perfection". If I can just get through one more day, then another, I might get on a roll one of these days. :rolleyes:

I think I caught up with everyone. Honey just walked in so it's time to go give him a hug and watch a movie. See you all later.

God Bless America!

04-08-2003, 07:45 PM
2cute: You BIG dummy! I would never ever think you were accusing me of being dishonest and if I were, then I have to live with it anyway knowing I was not benefit by lying is that not so?! :lol: I love love love that you care so much for me to be concerned, I just wanted you to know why the numbers jumped all around and that I am eating healthy etc and not crash dieting or anything. Besides, I couldn't ever crash diet! I get too hungry for that. :lol: :lol:

Ok, here is my scrapbook picture for April that dh just took. It is not that great because I had him take it in a pantsuit that is pretty dark and I haven't been able to wear since it was bought for me by my sister 4 years ago when I lost some weight the first time on Richard Simmons and Metabolife combo. (the man would roll over dead if he knew I combined diet pills with his weight loss plan!!) I am hoping in the next month or so to have the turkey waddle completely gone, but that is kind of tough area to exercise! :lol: :lol: And no I am not talking about my big butt, but my neck........

Sandy: I keep thinking about you dressed as a cute little white bunny with little pink ears and white bunny tail. Hey, who knows, maybe that is some fantasy your dh has, you think? :lol:

Thin: You just keep plugging away and it will come. It is just a really stressful time for you. Just remember to grab something low fat when the urge hits you!

Lori: Woohoo for you and your clothing! That is just great. Also, Mr. Maddox is a hotty and he looks about the right age, not to old but young enough to teach...God, I have got to do something about these hormones. Have to talk to dh about it I guess! :lol:

Sandy: I have to go shopping for dgs for Easter. His mom doesn't like him to have a lot of candy so I usually get him one thing of candy (m and m's usually) then get toys and goldfish crackers and fruit and stuff. I think I am going to get him some stuff for his viewmaster as he absolutely loves it and some more colorforms. His birthday is in a couple months so I have to save some stuff to get him for his birthday.

Well, hope you guys have a good evening. Oh by the way, I tried to do chat and got bounced again so it is a no go for me. Wish I could though.


04-08-2003, 09:55 PM

A part of me... too skinny?! Wow... I remember thinking "That'll be the day!" 2Cute's "motherly concern" comment :) about my arms being too skinny made me go back and take a look at thread #309 where I posted my before and after pics AND, I'll tell you what, they DO look too skinny in the picture! I think it's just the shot though... because I'm staring at my arms in the mirror right now and they aren't THAT skinny.

I'll have to take some better after shots soon. Those were just spur of the moment pics for you guys!

Thin: Congratulations on making healthy food choices instead of just grabbing whatever! :) I think so many people feel overwhelmed at how far they have to go to goal and they let that be an excuse! This is SO totally do-able! :)

I should get my butt off here. We have company stopping by shortly to play a board game and I need to get ready a bit. By the way, has anyone else played it? It's called Settlers of Catan and it's REALLY great... kinda addictive! :)

Btw, Donna, you're looking pretty snazzy! You can see a big difference from that old Christmas picture and now! Plus... your hair is great! :lol:

Sara :)
HW: 270
CW: 135

04-08-2003, 10:09 PM
Hi chickies
Happy Birthday Lucky
Tina you go girl Our Kids are allways our babies no matter what age.
Hi to everyone else
I have a bad sore throat and an infected toe some combo huh.

04-08-2003, 11:32 PM
Mary: Man that is pretty bad when both ends are messed up! Take care of yourself. I have a sty or lash infection or something as one eyelid is all swollen and sore so I have put hot packs on it and keep an eye (the good one I guess) on it for a couple days and see if it gets better.

Sara: From your skinny arms to my wannabe skinny butt! One day it will get there. I just have to hang on to the thought and stay OP!

Well, I am stting here in Jack's office typing in the dark naked and having a hard time of it so I am going to go and watch the rest of NYPD Blue.


04-09-2003, 01:57 AM
STOP !!! Do Not Post Here !!!!
Instead walk on over to our next thread... #313.
Be there or be square. Ooopppsss. Showing my age there. LOL
Come join the youngsters too.... :lol:

03-13-2004, 11:35 AM
I think you are my hero! oops heroine?
I wish I could be as brave as you are.