Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again.....#327

05-04-2003, 10:48 AM

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.
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We want to invite everyone to join us in our journey.
We share laughter and tears.
We share what works for us and what doesn't.
We recently started a Topic of the Day.

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05-04-2003, 11:27 AM
Good Sunday morning everyone.
You won't believe what I did last night.
Are you sitting down???
I went to bed by 11pm and got 9 hours of sleep. :dance:
I cannot remember the last time I did that. :)

I almost posted on the last thread. Be sure you go to the second page and read Marys post. I almost missed it.

Tracy... of course we remember you. Hope you come back more often.

I have to run... I am taking pictures at my son's church this morning of my granddaughters dedication.

And.... Michelle....

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Michelle
Happy Birthday to Youuuuuu !!!!!

:balloons: :hat: :hb: :gift: :flow2: :dancer: :balloons:

05-04-2003, 11:50 AM
So, how are my lovelies this morning? You guys have been busy while I was sleeping. I popped in to see how everybody was and saw it was time to start another thread and I thought, "Hmmm....didn't I just do this yesterday?" Why, yes I did. But I am more than happy to start the new one! :D I knew I had to add a post though, or else the post police would come and get me. (i.e. Sandy) :lol: Sandy knows I love her and will take no offense to this. (She also knows it's true) :s:

It's actually quiet on the homefront this morning as dh and Brian (older son) have went over to my Mom's house to mow the yard and take care of some trimming. Usually I would be at work at this time, but the second shift person that called in the other day is still not back at work, so I'm filling in for her tonight and have the morning off. Although, I'm not too sure how smart of a decision on my part that was, seeing as after I get off at 11:00 tonight, I'll have to run home, grab some shut eye and then get right back up at 6:00 to go into work in the morning. :eek:

Today is weigh in day at the mall and I'm looking forward to it, but not for the reason you might think. I don't think I've had a big loss this week, in fact....I probably didn't lose at all. But it has to do with what Sara said....it's about being accountable. I do have some success to celebrate from last week though. I was OP (within my points) five out of seven days last week. The two that I wasn't were big :ink: days for me, but they were only two of seven. That means that I was OP more than I was off and that is progress. I plan to make this week......an OP week. :D

So, on to replies:

Sara: We know how committed you are to your declaration. No matter how much weight we lose or what we look like on the outside, I'd like to think we stay the same on the inside.....and if that's the case, then there's always going to be that little voice that tries to get you to make bad choices. Sometimes that voice will win.....and sometimes it won't. It's easy to see what voice has been leading you. :) Keep up the awesome work.

Mary: Sorry you were all alone in chat last night. I wasn't even on the computer, and I'm sure you know where I was at. :s: Tony got into some debris on the track and slapped the wall, :mad: but Dale Jr. finished in the top five I believe. :D And Mary.....you do have willpower....you just have to find it.

Lucky: One sentence does NOT make a post. Get your butt back in here! :lol: I was happy to see your little yoga lady when I came in here this morning.....I just wanted more words from you. :( You know how much I love ya.

jiffypop: You don't have to thank us for letting you lurk. We're happy you're here with us. I hope that if you continue to lurk, then you'll continue to post. It's nice having you here with us.

Michelle: Happy Birthday! :hat: I'm glad you had a good time at the communion/birthday party. Sometimes I think you have to allow yourself a treat. I think it's important. I know myself, that if I am so strict on myself all the time....it just sets up for a binge, but allowing myself that occasional treat keeps me balanced. You should enjoy yourself ever now and again.....as long as a day doesn't turn into a week.....and so on and so forth! :lol: I truly hope you have a wonderful birthday sweetie, you are very special to me.

2cute: What a nice comment! I am truly honored that you were looking at my boobs. :o Just kidding. I have noticed the same thing......and so has dh. :lol: It's like I said yesterday, my progress has not been as dramatic as Sara's, but we are all different here, so progress will show differently. Just to be able to say that I have kept off 70 lbs., to me...says more than anything. I'd also like to say that one sandwich, does not a failure make. You have to please you, little girl....and saying no sometimes...is very pleasing. If you're with a family member, they will understand and shouldn't be offended. I used to have a hard time at work too....because everyone is always eating something. But once everyone saw I was trying to change my life, they finally stopped offering. I actually had one of the girls offer me some food the other day.....but before I got a chance to even see what it was, she said, "Don't worry Tina....it's healthy food." That made me feel good.

Barb: It does take some time to work up the courage to say no......especially when you've been saying "yes" most of your life. I mean, come on. Would we be in the place that we are now, if we hadn't of said yes.....way too many times. I try not to think of it as a "yes and no" thing....I just try to think of it as a "better way of life" thing. It's hard to go out and eat anytime, and occasionally....we will splurge. The most important thing is not to dwell on it and move on.

Sara: Hmm. It's also crossed my mind before that 3FC as a whole should have some sort of convention with seminars, and speakers and healthy meals... like a fun, ladies' weekend away... Sounds great to me!! Like I told Kat the other day.....I am ALWAYS up for a good road trip. Seeing you ladies would be the icing on my cake. Uh.....fat free, sugar free, angel food cake, that is. :lol:

Tracy: Even though you're not posting regularly, I have wondered about you often. For some reason, you stuck out in my head.....just knowing that you've read all our posts makes you part of the family. I know it's hard to not get depressed sometimes.....it happens to all of us. I don't have to tell you that we are here for you...because I think you know that. Keep reading, post when you feel like it, and before you know it....you will be addicted just like us!

Thin: I figure you've been busy and would be tired when you got back. Once again, I have to say I was sorry to hear about your friend's father passing. And something else, we love your two cents worth....nickels worth, heck...we don't mind when you pass the buck even. That's what we count on you for. Take a few minutes out to catch your breath, relax and you know where we're at. {{{{hugs}}}}

Amanda: First of all.....let me say "WELCOME" in case I haven't yet. We are all very strikingly different individuals here, but isn't that what makes the world go round? The best part about that is, 99.9 % of the time, our personalities do not clash.....and if they do, most of us have the tact to not be rude and insult someone. We all enjoy some spirited debating, but 100% of the time.....we are here for one another. Stick around and get to know us....you'll not find a better group of friends. I will always believe that.

Deon: Thank you so much for your support of me yesterday. I know I said I wouldn't say anymore on the issue, but I did have to thank you. It meant alot. Don't let something like this keep you away though.....we can't control what other people do or say, I learned that a long time ago. All we can do is try to be the best person we can be. We are not going to please everyone all the time and that is ok. I'm very proud of you and your accomplishments. Just getting out of the bed everyday and making an effort is an accomplishment, no matter how fast or how slow we do it. And another thing, you don't have to explain yourself to anyone....whether you come here and spend over an hour (like I am on this post) :lol: or if you spend 20 minutes....you are your own person and have rights to do what makes you happy.

Steph: In case I haven't said it yet, I wanted to sincerely congratulate you on going to Curves. We have one here in our town, but I'm not quite ready to do the "public exercising" yet. I do believe however, that when I get to that point.....Curves would definitely be the place to go. Wow....I just went back and read your last post and what a lot of exercising you did yesterday.....I need to get busy and catch up!

Lori: I completely agree with what you are saying about us all being built differently. I am very fortunate in the fact that my arms and to a certain degree, my legs are not very big. The majority of my weight is in my stomach area and that is my nemesis. When I was in school, my stomach was always flat, and I hate that is where I carry my excess weight. Not for long though!

Kat: Hey there mean girl....even though I know you're slacking on posting for awhile, I know you're still reading (at least you better be) and I had to include you, because even though you're not here in "keyboard", you're still here in spirit. Like I said before, you have to do what's best for you and I totally support you. I'll miss you....but also like I said before, I'm sure it won't be for long. You've got a fire in you some don't have, and I'm proud to call you my friend.

Sandy:Ssshhhh....I have to talk very quietly because Sandy probably has a hangover.... LOL Seriously, I hope you are having a very nice time away with the girls....it has been so long since I've done something like that, I can't even tell you. I think we tend to get so tied up with our family, jobs and everday life that we forget, we do need to take time out for us. Good for you. Can't wait till you get back!

Ok gals.....I don't think it is humanly possible that I missed anyone, but if I did......PLEASE forgive me. My fingers are about to fall off and I think my butt is now numb. :lol: I am getting my butt out of this chair now, going to the restroom (TMI) and then me and Leslie Sansone have a date!

I will be back later. Hope you all have a healthy, happy Sunday!

05-04-2003, 02:31 PM
Howdy, everybody! :wave: My honey let me sleep as long as I wanted this morning and I slept in until 11:15! WooHoo! What a guy!!!

My oldest sure does clean up nice. I think I told you I went out shopping with him a week or so ago to find him a suit. He pick it out, it is black. He wore a wine colored shirt under it with a black tie. You girls would have been drooling! :lol:

I had run out to the school last week, I think I told you, to check out the size of the seats. I didn't fit perfectly, but we were not all squashed in, there were several seats empty on either side of us so I was able to take an end and be comfortable. We got there early and were only 3 rows behind the graduates.

When I was at the school, I went to the bookstore and picked up some 'alumni' supplies, new stickers for his car window, an Oakland University tie (the one he wore) and the ever famous diploma frame (damn they're expensive!). I really went after an alumni shirt of some sort, but they were all sold out so I have to order one. :(

The party at home went well. We had 18 for dinner. I set up a buffet and everyone seemed to enjoy it. The 'baby' came in for the day (so I could do laundry) and then left to go back to school at about 6:30. I finally got rid of everyone else about 8:00.

Then I come in here and what do I find? Chaos! :mad: Now this is where my 'nickel's' worth comes in, so if you don't want to hear it, just don't read it. I'll let you know when I'm done.....

Baylee: I'm so disappointed, pi$$ed and irritated....but not with you....with myself. The reason??? Because you sucked me in. I trusted that you cared, when obviously you didn't. I trusted that you wanted to try and be a participant in a weightloss adventure, when obviously you'd rather be a critical bystander. But mostly, I trusted that you were my friend, when obviously you weren't. Shame on ME for being so trusting.

How can you be such a B#@*H as to come here and degrade and demean these women, myself included, who have taken you in and been your friends??? (that is a retorical question, because honey, we don't need 'your' type of friend here, and I'd just as soon not haer another word from you. So don't bother to answer it.) Maybe you've just been disengenuous from the beginning. Inquiring minds, DON'T want to know!!!! GOOD RIDDENCE to you AND your attitude!!!

Ok, my nickel's worth is almost done, but this is for all of you still reading. Whether you're a regular here, a lurker, or just passing through.....

I am here because once, a long time ago (July of 2000), I stumbled upon a wonderful website called 3 Fat Chics. When I got here I was big and fat but with a heartful of hope that for once I would be able to shed some pounds.

I knew that my plan was determined, I had picked WW. At the time, I was working the plan and it was working for me. When I got to the site (it was my first experience with a bulletin board and I didn't have a clue as to what I was doing) I looked for any topic that looked interesting. I found the section on WW and found a group that was listed as 100 pounds to lose. I went through a bunch of the main page topics and under 'support' I found the 300+ thread, it was brand new, just started.

I thought "Oh my God, there really are people out there as big as I am that want to make a difference in their lives, and who might just have something in common with me." I was the largest person in my WW class. ****, I was the largest person most places I went. And I'm thinking I'm really alone in the world.

What I found was exactly that. Other caring, compassionate, LARGE individuals who I could share with. There are only a couple of us here from that original crew but here's why I still am.

Now, I'm going to make this story short (I know, too late! :o ). It was an amazing feeling to have found these other women with similar problems and concerns to mine. I remember how I felt when we made that connection. It didn't matter that we were from all areas of the planet. It didn't matter that our personal life circumstances were a bit different. It didn't matter that we were of different ages, or family backgrounds. Married or not. Kids or no kids. The fact was, we connected because of our size and I'm sure that there are people who are new (just like each of us were once) that find this site and think 'oh my gosh, there ARE others out there like me'. As a matter of fact, I KNOW there are because we've picked up a slew of newbies since the beginning of the year....and we're glad to have each of them.

The purpose of this thread was always to be supportive, inspiring and motivational. There are some days when we will walk along hand in hand, there are some days when we will be pulling a friend back up on the wagon, and there will be some where we will be the ones being pulled. Every day is NOT perfect, sometimes the perfect days are rare. But that's ok. We're still sticking out. And after all, what's the alternative, throw in the towel, gain till we explode???? At least we're all working on it and better for having the friends here to walk by our sides.

I am thankful for the friends that I have connected with here. They have been a lifeline more times than I can count. I have not always done well with my weightloss, but it sure isn't the fault of anyone here, it is MY fault. I know that my program works, if I work the program. I have not 'worked the program' in a long while. I have however, learned some things on my journey which have allowed me to 'maintain' a 40 pound weightloss for the past 3 years.

This is the end of my second 'nickel's worth' (does that mean it's worth a dime??). I will come back and posts replies so that I don't lose this. If you're still reading....bless your heart!!


05-04-2003, 03:06 PM
Happy Birthday
:hb: :cp: :cb: :hat: :gift: :dance: :grouphug: :balloons:

Geez, Tina I guess I will go for two sentences today!!!! :s:

I am holding which is better than gaining while I try to find something that will work for me.

I want to lost 75 lbs by next summer. There is a 125 year celebration in the town 3 miles from me and I thought that would make a good goal. I haven't really set a goal before so maybe this will be a "help". I have ordered some books from the library on various weight loss/health plans to see what I think.

Thin, I will be happy to send you the 10 cents for your post. I think it is great.

I start my new job tomorrow. My clothes are ready and I might just take (unusual for me) a nap today to make sure I am well rested.

It is raining here so I can't rake or haul or shove ANYTHING outside.

(happy Tina????) :D

05-04-2003, 03:32 PM
Happy Sunday to all you beautiful chicks!!! :)

Anyway, today was the dreaded weight and measure day; I didn't lose any inches this week--then again, I didn't GAIN any inches either :D ! I did, however, drop yet another pound, considering I had visitors last night and they ordered submarine sandwiches (I only ate half of one). Guess my metabolism is back in high gear :cp: !

Michelle--Happy birthday! May it be full of happy surprises and blessings.:smug: :cool: :D :cb:

(I love these little smilies)

It looks right now that I may be getting new pics taken this coming Friday--I'll keep you all posted.

05-04-2003, 03:52 PM
Ok, I'm back! :wave: Nothing new since I hit the 'edit' button the last time, so I'll just go right into replies. :rolleyes:

Michelle: I hope you're having a great birthday! :hat: "lets ask ourselves honestly...If we weren't on this computer posting would we truly be using this time to EXERCISE...I really don't think so!!" Boy, you hit that one square on the head. That AirWalker has been sitting out there in the family room for weeks. That one week I was on it 3 times, proved to myself I could do it, but I haven't been on it since. :mad:

Jiffypop: Good to see you! I wondered where you had disappeared to. I'm glad to know that you're at least reading. I hope you will jump in more often.

Barb: It sounds like you're ready for vacation! All honey and I get to take is a day or two here and there. We haven't had a real vacation since the kids were real little. Honey's a workaholic and I know that I am a big burden when it comes to going anywhere, because I frown on flying (for obvious size reasons) and I can't do much walking, so I'm afraid I'm more of the reason we don't vacation than he is. Hopefully some day that will change. Your picture is great and Charlee is such a cutie!!!

Deon: Hope you're doing ok and your blood pressure has returned to normal by now. Let it go. Bullies always look for the reaction. I think we've given enough of that. :rolleyes:

Mary: DH asked you for a date???? Awwww, that's romantic. :love: I bet you just warmed him up with that romantic weekend a couple weeks ago. Keep that romance going. I will live vicariously through you too! :o

Tina: Honey, I'm sorry you got so attacked. [[[hugs]]] but, ya know, I think we all got a good share of it too. Don't take any of it to heart, We love you AND your enthusiasm. BTW, did you get your "buck's" worth today? I don't want you to be disappointed. :s: * Your pictures are amazing. How telling is that! You've been making some real progress! Good Going! * BTW, have you watched Speedvision??? I get stuck once in awhile :(. But anyway, I'm beginning to like Mikey Waltrup. He's got such a cute personality! You know, LOOKS aren't everything!!!

Steph: Oh honey, I'm so proud of you for joining Curves! You are doing a marvelous job and I just know you are going to see the results of your efforts real soon. :D

2cute: As always, the diplomat!!! I love ya, kid!!! [[[hugs]]] * On the subject of the sandwich from your sister: I know that you feel bad you couldn't say 'no', but have you ever thought that sitting down with her and having that sandwich might have been the best thing you could have done for HER???? She might have just needed to share lunch with you more than you might imagine. Just a thought.

Kat: You get your s*** together any way you need to as long as you get your butt in here....often!!! :drill: Staying away will NOT help you. You love us too much!!! :p "who says I have to talk about weight loss anyway?" I don't think anybody said that. If they did, I didn't hear it. If it brings you down to talk about weight, don't. Coming here has always been like stopping at a friend's house for a cup of coffee and chatting up a storm, sharing the day. That hasn't changed. [[[hugs]]]

Lori: Amen on the sizes. We are all shaped different. I happen to carry the most of my weight in my a$$ and thighs. I have to buy a bigger size top than I need so that it fits right around the hips. Then I have to be bothered by the sagging shoulders. :( Life's a Beach!!!!

Amanda: We're glad you're here! We have our little bumps in the road occasionally, but isn't that true with any large group? * Have you thought about WW online? I have no idea what it costs, but it might be worth a look see. *Driving 60 miles to college is quite the committment. It's very hard to try and do full time school and be a full time mom, ask Michelle. Maybe you should try just a couple of classes at a time, instead of trying to do it all at once. If you lived closer to campus, it might be different, but that's a pretty long commute.

Sara: I'm so glad you dropped in. I was really beginning to worry about you. You hadn't been here since just before your birthday! I'm glad you're ok (you know we've been hearing about all the SARS in Toronto, makes us who love you, more worried). *So did taking care of your friend's kids make you want one???? Huh, huh, did it???? :s:

Lucky: I was all ready to mention that one line post of yours too, but I see that while I'm writing this you got back in here and did a little better! :lol: I'm really sorry that you don't get to move more rocks today. I'm sure that makes you terribly unhappy! :eek: Happy New Job! I'm sure it will be a wonderful opportunity for you. * I hope you find a weightloss plan that will fit YOU! I know there's one out there, sometimes we just have to search a little. Good luck on your search. [[[hugs]]]

Tracy: I'm glad to see you too. You came and posted your picture, I added you to my 'wall of friends' and then you disappeared. Please come and post....often. Even if it's just a line or two. As mentioned, the subject matter doesn't have to be weightloss, whatever you want to talk about is fine (this coming from the resident 'motormouth'). We're here. We're just a group of friends getting together for a bottle of water once in awhile. We miss our friends when they're AWOL for any length of time.

Duckie: Where are you sweetie? You've been gone awhile. Check in and let us know you're ok.

Sandy: Come on, honey. Wake up, it's morning!!! *bang the pots and pans* We want to hear all the gorey details of your party weekend.

If I've missed anyone, I'm really sorry. I tried my best. I really do love :love: you all.

P.S. I hope you don't mind but I've decided to start adding a quote to the bottom of each post. I have several journal type books that I have collected favorites in over the years and they do nobody any good (including myself) if they're not read. I used to do this awhile ago and then got out of the habit. I'd like to pick it back up again. The first one is from my old WW leader. Have a great day!!!

If you do the things you've always done, you'll get what you've always got!!! - Frank Maltese

05-04-2003, 04:22 PM
Happy Birthday, Michelle!! :angel: :hb: :cb: :gift: :hat: :grouphug: :cloud9:

Have fun being :queen: for a day!!

Scoops on the cat fight later...

And to everyone else...thanks so much for your encouraging words and support. I love you all!!

05-04-2003, 05:34 PM
Happy B-day Michelle! :gift: :hat: :cb: :flow2: :grouphug: :balloons:
Hope you have a wonderful, spoiled rotten day! :lol:

05-04-2003, 05:58 PM
Nothing new to say just wanted to pop in.
Lori... I went to your web site for the first time. You are a busy lady. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. I am very impressed.

Okay ladies... it is 4pm and I have not eaten but 2 eggs all day.
Why??? Because all I want to eat are nono's :nono:
So rather than eat off plan.. I have not eaten.
I KNOW that is not good... but neither is eating off plan.
So... I am starving now... and I am DETERMINED to eat healthy.
I guess I will go for now and report back tonight.
Have a great rest of the day. :)

05-04-2003, 07:46 PM
I honestly do not have the words to tell you guys how much you mean to me.....I do not know what I would do without you.

Thin: Your post made me cry. You have been here with me since the beginning and your opinion means so much to me and your words just made my day. I think I owe you at least a couple of bucks for that. :s:

Lucky: Thank you very much. I am happy now. :D See, I'm not too hard to please.....just give me a couple of sentences and I'll be quiet. Well.....at least for a day or so. :lol:

2cute: Ok, you know you're in for it now, don't you? Two eggs do not a meal make! :nono: Go in your kitchen....fix you something nice and healthy and I want a report that not only did you enjoy it.....but you feel much better after having eaten. That's an order. :drill:

Kat: See....I knew you wouldn't be far away. We love you too. :love:

Duckie: I am sooo sorry....I did forget you in my earlier post. Well, I didn't forget....I just forgot to remember. :o As you can see, we've been a little busy the last couple of days, but that's no excuse. Please pop in and let us know how you're doing!

Lori: Congrats on the one pound down! That's four sticks of butter you just lost! Also, I can't wait to see your pictures. You are going to share, aren't you?

Ok, looks like I'm caught up at least for the moment.....although I do have to say to Michelle once again: Happy Birthday!
:cb: :gift: :dance: :grouphug:

Oh, by the way.........I weighed in at the mall today and lost 2.2 lbs. Thought you guys might want to know that. :D

05-04-2003, 08:30 PM
:hat: :balloons: Happy Birthday Michelle!:hat: :balloons:

05-04-2003, 08:44 PM
Well, I had a long day at work today, so by the time I got home I was wiped out. I have some energy left so I might go for a walk in a little while. I'm not sure yet.
Tina- 2.2 lbs is awesome. Good for you. And 5 out of 7 is pretty darn good. I'm proud of you. I really think you would like it at Curves. Everyone is too busy doing their own thing for you to have to worry about anyone watching you.
2Cute- I second what Tina said. 2 eggs aren't even a meal, let alone enough for a whole day.
Lori- congrats on the 1 pound
Lucky- good luck at the new job
Thin- I enjoyed reading your nickel's worth. Congrats on your son's graduation. You must be so proud.
Hello to everyone else.

05-05-2003, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by QueenB

Lori: Congrats on the one pound down! That's four sticks of butter you just lost! Also, I can't wait to see your pictures. You are going to share, aren't you?

Well, the photographer confirmed me for Friday May 9 at 1:30. Hopefully it doesn't rain, so we can get some good outdoor shots. And, I will definitely share the new pics (new hairdo and all :D )!!!!!

2Cute--yes, I have been a busy beaver, haven't I? :yes: :lol: Thanks for the compliments on the website; once I get the new pics taken, I will be updating them. And....hopefully will be landing more bookings once more weight comes off :yes: !

By the way, Tina: WHO WON THE RACE?

05-05-2003, 01:37 AM
:balloons: And many more....

05-05-2003, 02:45 AM
Darn you THIN :mad: ... I wanted to be the first to wish Amanda a Happy Birthday !!!!!

Oh well... I may not be as quick as you are... but I am CUTER. :lol: :p

:balloons: :hat: :cp: :hb: :gift: :balloons:
I hope you have a wonderful day, get lots of gifts, and more happiness than you know what to do with.

Okay ... to the rest of you now.
yes I KNOW that 2 eggs does not make a meal. And trust me... that is NOT normal for me. I just had a crappy day yesterday and just plain did not want anything healthy. Heck.. I did not want to eat period. Even when starving I did not want to eat. I just wanted to runaway and hide out from the rest of the world.
Nothing went well for my yesterday... nothing.
I was angry at everybody. I was frustrated. I was disappointed in me. I was lonely. I was...........the list can go on and on.
It was just one of those days. In fact... it still is. LOL
My husband went to bed mad at me... and I am not too happy with him either. LOL

I did eat and I ate healthy too. But I am still in a shi:censored: mood.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
The only reason I came here tonight is to be the first to wish Amanda a Happy birthday and Thin beat me at that too. :^:
What's a girl to do??? LOL

I have a lot to be thankful for. All of those tornadoes in Kansas, Missouri were within a mile of all of my family members. My brother's neighbors homes were flattened to the ground. :eek:
Luckily his house only has minor damage. A tornado touched down near my parents and sister... plus several of my husbands relatives too. No damage for them. Whew.
But I was having a bad day before that. NO MORE getting a good nights sleep for this girl. Today has just plain sucked.

Well ... now that I have lifted your spirits :lol: .... I am going to write a couple of emails that I think will help me feel better.
I have a heavy heart and I think I need to aplogize or explain or something.... to ease my ache. ( and no... it is not to my husband... he deserves to suffer some more. LOL)

Happy Birthday Amanda !!!!

05-05-2003, 03:31 AM
Well first of all, I had a very busy weekend so I didnt make it in here to post, but I am not lost. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! To all those I may have missed and may miss in the future.

I had a baaad weekend but sort of in a good way. I went off program Sat but I gave myself permission to do it, I havent done that since I started WW and boy was it fun. But I went way off, then Sun got TOM so now I am not feeling real great and have eaten a little over but only to make up for what I am losing, if you know what I mean. Anyway, I am nervous about WI this week but I am staying on program and determined to hit my first 10% soon. I can't believe I went off and managed to get back on. yea me!! WEll I am tired, grumpy, and not feeling well so I am off to bed.

I will return some time tomorrow.

05-05-2003, 08:41 AM
:hb: :balloons: :balloons: :cb:

I just want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes yesterday. I was lurking most of the day but too depressed to post! I spent the day with my son since John had to work. We went to the mall in the morning and had lunch there at noon then I took a ride to Delaware to get John a couple of cartons of cigarettes since they are $10 a carton cheaper there and NO TAX! I figured Andrew would sleep there and back again which he did! I was depressed because I knew I wouldn't get anything for my birthday from John. I only got one birthday gift from him and that was the first year we were together. I did get a card though!! So I was going through the poor me syndrome yesterday! Food was good for me, I had the grilled chicken cobb salad from mcdonalds and only used a little of the dressing. I made shrimp stir fry for dinner. I did have a big 'n tasty last night!! I know too much information!!! LOL

Well I gotta scoot...but not before saying to 2Cute...shake out of it girlfriend! Put that smile on your face and stomp forward...thats what I am doing today!!

Ok gotta get us ready for work and play!

TTFN Michelle

05-05-2003, 08:50 AM

05-05-2003, 10:45 AM
:hat: :balloons: Happy Birthday Amanda!:balloons: :hat:

05-05-2003, 10:54 AM
Well ladies, I lost 3 lbs.[cb] I went to Curves this morning again and I'm still loving it.
Michelle-sorry to here that you were feeling down on your birthday. Those salads from McDonalds are pretty good. They are very filling. Hope today is better for you.
2Cute- glad to hear your family is ok. How scary that must've been. Hope you are feeling better today as well. I'm glad you ate something healthy.
Deon- glad you had a fun weekend.
Lori- can't wait to see your new pictures.
Sandy- where the heck are you girl? I want to hear all about your weekend.
Ok everyone else- Thin, Duckie, Tina, Mary, Amanda, Sara, Kat, Lucky, Barb- hi, hope you post soon.

05-05-2003, 11:41 AM
How is everyone this morning? It is rain...rain...raining here in lovely Tennessee. :rain: I know that tornadoes have been ripping through parts of Missouri and Tennessee in the last day, but so far, so good here....just severe thunderstorms. :crossed: It is so dark and nasty outside right now though.....it's around 10:00am and you'd swear it was almost nighttime. I'm looking out the window here at work right now and it is almost amazing how dark it is out there. :eek:

I also have a success to report about my raisin fetish... (for lack of a better word) I do not want to give them up, but as of right now, I am in full control where they are concerned and I have worked out a perfect solution that works so well for me. First of all, I only buy one bag at a time. When I have three or four bags in the house....that is a recipe for disaster. :yikes: So, what I do is....when I'm full, and won't be tempted to nibble, I sit down and separate the bag into individual servings. You can have aproximately 23 raisins (1/4 cup) for 3 points. I put the raisins in a baggie and tie it in a knot and then put all the baggies back inside the original bag, that way when I want some, I just reach in there & grab out one serving....rather than scooping down in there with my hand or just carrying the whole bag off with me. Yes, I know in essence, all the raisins are still there, but for me...it's what I needed and so far, so good. :smug:

Gee, did you think I could talk that long about anything other than Tony? :s: Hmmm, Tony and raisins....nice combo. :devil: :lol:

First things first:

Happy Birthday Amanda!
:cb: :hat: :flow1: :grouphug:
I hope you have an absolute fantastic day!

2cute: Don't you know by now we are never going to beat Thin on the birthday thing? We have to be up at the crack of dawn to beat that woman! :lol: Now, I don't know what's going on with you, and you don't have to say unless you want to. But no matter what it is...please know, we've all had those days, and they will pass. In the meantime, remember we are here and we love you. P.S. You also have my # in case you ever want to talk.

Michelle: Now, I'm gonna give you the same advice you gave to 2cute earlier.....snap out of it! :lol: No, just kidding. How long have you and John been married anyways? I know how men can be sometimes....me and Ron usually work the "birthday thing" out a week or so in advance so there are no hurt feelings. It's not so much that he's not thoughtful....but as you probably know, men need a little bit of prodding in that area sometimes. We usually just decide to go out together for dinner and a movie or something like that. I'm sorry you were disappointed though...been there, done that. {{{hugs}}}

Deon: Hey girl.....I'm not going to tell you it's ok to go off program, but I am a firm believer that every once in awhile if you can control it, and get right back on track, then a splurge isn't such a bad thing. I also don't believe you should eat with abandon....even if you eat 87 pts, count them. That way, you are still consciously aware of what you are doing. I feel that if we don't give ourselves a little room....(as long as it's not too often) it can be a good thing. I know, myself, if I am too strict on myself, it just sets me up for failure. But you have to be careful...if not, one day can turn into several.

Barb: Alright! It will be great to see your new pictures. I haven't had any taken in so long....professionally anyways. :lol: And to answer your question, Joe Nemechek won the race. It was a night race in Richmond, Va. and it actually ended in rain delay. In case you don't know, if a race is at least halfway run, they can call it "official" and whoever is leading at that point, is the winner. There were only 7 laps left when the rains came, so they had a rain delay for a little bit and then declared him the winner. I was depressed about it anyways because Tony had got up into some debris and had hit the wall and by the time they would have gotten it repaired, the race would have been over anyways, so he didn't finish. Gee, are you sure you wanted to ask me about the race? Once I get going......:s: P.S. I'm gonna check out your website today too!

Steph: I know you're so right about what you said...... I really think you would like it at Curves. Everyone is too busy doing their own thing for you to have to worry about anyone watching you. In my head, I know it's true....I just have to work up to it, you know? Right now, I am loving my WATP videos, but would like to mix it up every now and again, know what I mean?

Ok ladies......I'm gonna hop out of here for now and actually try to do a little work....after all, that's what they pay me for. :lol: I hope you all have a wonderful day and I hope I don't get blown away! :crossed:

05-05-2003, 04:53 PM
I sure wish someone would POST. I am lonely. lol

I am also worried about Sandy. Did she say it was for the weekend or did she say for several days ???
Just keep peeking in to find no one here. :( .... and I still have nothing to say myself. LOL

05-05-2003, 05:04 PM
2Cute- I keep doing the same thing. Where is everyone? I really don't have much to say, but I figure if I give you guys something to read, maybe you'll do the same. I have to work tonight so I think I'm going to get a salad from McDonalds. It's quick, easy, healthy, and pretty darn good, so I can't beat that. I thought Sandy said that it was for the weekend, but maybe she partied so hard, she needs a day to recover.lol. Today on Oprah, they are doing age defying makeovers. Should be interesting. I like watching makeover shows. Well I gotta get ready for work. There better be a lot of posts to read when I get home.

05-05-2003, 05:13 PM
Happy Day to all who are having birthdays today! :balloons:

I really did a great job at Super Wal-mart today! Not only did I have $20 worth of coupons with me when I went; I'd managed to fill my shopping cart and come out of the store with a little over $100.00 in merchandise! And I got all the good stuff too--fat free, calorie free, light, reduced calorie, low sugar...you name it, it was in my cart! And that doesn't include me raiding the produce department for all kinds of fruit and veggies! The guy at the meat counter was funny; I was looking for some super lean ground beef, and when he directed me to the kind that is 96% fat free, he says "You'll need to add some grease to that kind :lol: "Grease I DON'T need!" I joked back. Frankly, burgers taste better when they aren't swimming in all that fat.:p

05-05-2003, 05:24 PM
Steph.. glad to see you too. :D I forgot to congratulate you for your -3lbs :cp:
Lori.. you posted while I was posting this one. Thanks for posting.
It sounds like you got some good deals.
Tina... {{{ HUGS }}}
Mary.... please post more. We all need to hear from you too.
Deon.. don't worry about weighin. That 10% will be there before you know it.
Michelle... I am sorry your birthday was crummy.
I hope all of our wishes brightened your day some.
I don't know what to say about your SO who did not bother to get you a gift.... that sucks !!! Here is a picture for you and Amanda to share.

05-05-2003, 05:35 PM
I'll post! I'll post!

I really don't have much to report. I swore that I would not be here until I got myself together in the way of diet/exercise...not much happening on that front either. So NOT posting really hasn't done anything to improve things there, now has it?
:chin: so much for that theory!

IN FACT: I just checked and I am two lbs HEAVIER than I was when I started this self imposed exile! :eek: :yikes: :faint:...OHMIGOD...I'd better get my A$$ back here and stay the **** out of the kitchen!!!

I need you guys, plain and simple. I need to be able to report to someone. I need to be able to share the little successes of eating OP all day or getting out and getting a good walk in. I just don't get the encouragement at home that you guys are able to give. Not that they aren't encouraging, but they just don't "Get it."

So thanks for waiting for me and thanks for not writing me off. How can I write myself off if you guys won't?

Besides... I want the birthday balloons when the time comes!!

I wanted to do replies but now that I've rambled on so much, I have no time. My daughter is working tonight and my son has a ball game and band practice before that...maybe I'll be a good mommy tonight and make dinner early.

See? I'm learning to balance computer time with my family and household stuff. It's a start.

I'm gonna throw out those WOW Tostitos too...they aren't "diet" if you eat 3/4 of the bag in one sitting!


05-05-2003, 07:01 PM
Excuse me, who was it that was banging the pots and pans????;)

Actually, I got home lastnight at about 6:00 or so, but you know I had to do the family thing and the kids missed me and loved on me and daddy missed mommy too.....OPPS different story:lol: . Then around 9:00 after the kids were tucked in bed and hubby was in the shower primping for mommy.....I popped in to read and OMG:o my mouth dropped to the floor. I had tears in my eyes and I was extremly mad :mad: and I just kept reading and reading......and well anyway I see you all came to Tinas defense!!! Thank you all for showing her that we all care about her so much. I would have posted for you too Tina...but I was gone, I'm so sorry. I don't think there is anything to add that has not already been said, so I won't dwell on it. But, at first I really did have to stop and think about myself and if I really wanted to come back and tell you all that my scale said I gained about 7 lbs over the weekend..YES!!!! I said 7 between Thurday and Sunday...but some of this could be the alcohol???? I don't know and don't really care, it will come off. I enjoyed every single minute of my weekend away and I ate and drank anything I wanted to. I am not sorry, not one bit!!!! Okay, maybe I am sorry that Saturday I believe I experienced a minor hangover......but oh well, I still drank more that night...but not as much.

I did want to tell you all that I think I managed to make a piggy of myself and I know I had enough jello shots to make a round for us all in here....LOL......they were so good, and slid down so easy. If anyone would like me to post the recipe to make them I surely will share. Now, you know that 7 lbs is a lot and well I'm sure its not all the booze, but the food was so good, and I had things I have not had in years..... enough said!!!

We ended up with 16 woman on our weekend get-a-way, from the ages of 24-70 I think. And if you have ever had an all womans weekend OMG, they are worse than men ever thought of being. I swear to goodness that the word sex and penis was used more times than I can count. And I have laughed more in the past 3 days than ever before.

We did see a Maine black bear in a field and I got to him/her (I wasnt getting close enough to find out:dizzy: ) on video. It was so neat seeing it in the wild and knowing that it had never been caged. I kept my distance as Bears tend to run fast and even though a bear may weigh more than this girl, I'm sure it could run me down and I wasn't taking the chance.

I wish I could personally reply to everyone but this is the end of this thread and you all have gone through 2 since I have been gone and this makes 3...so I will sum it up by saying......






P.S.) I forgot~~~~ I try to fit my exercise in and I usually do a damn good job at it on top of cleaning my house, being a mom, being a wife, working, playing taxi, visiting friends and family, and I still love my computer and am on it all of the time......!!!!!And I will not give that up!!!

05-05-2003, 08:41 PM
Hey all.... :wave: Thought I'd pop in since the little traveler has come back home. Hmm, I bet you're wondering if I'm talking about Sandy or Kat? :chin: :lol: Well, since they're both back, I will respond to both....

Kat: Because I love you so much, I won't say I told you so, but I TOLD YOU SO! Ok, I lied. :crossed: But I knew you'd be back. Remember, I tried to leave one time before and I think Michelle did too and we managed to make it just about as long as you did. You know why you can't leave us? Because you're a part of us and we're a part of you. Regardless of the fact that we have never looked one another in the eye, we are connected. You can't have ongoing conversations with someone every day and not feel something for them. Leaving us would be like leaving your family.....and you're not a deserter and neither am I. So glad to have you back. You're a very strong lady even though you may not know it right now. You are beautiful, wise, witty, charming and truly an amazing woman. If we all know this, then why don't you? :yes: It does make a difference to have someone to report into....it does make a difference knowing that someone is going through the same thing you're going through.....plain and simple, we all make a difference in one anothers lives and I know mine would be pretty lonely without you. Soooooo happy to have you back. :grouphug: Even though I told you so. :s:

Sandy: First of all....I'm so glad you had a good time with your friends. I think we need that sometimes, don't we? Sounds like your poor family missed you though, I bet they were happy to have Mom home. (and dh too) :s: Also, thank you so much for saying what you said. I know if you had been here you would have been the first one jumping up and down screaming at the top of your lungs....that's just the kind of friend that you are. I'm not mad anymore...and I'm not even hurt. Baylee's problems are just that.....Baylees. I will probably never understand why she chose to leave the way she did, but in the end....she's the one who's missing out, because I couldn't leave you guys for anything. So...enough about that. :)
I know it will take you awhile to get back in the swing of things...seeing as you've been spoiled all weekend talking about sex, penis's and jello. :lol: SO happy to have you back!
P.S. I lost 2.2 lbs. while you were gone. Aren't you proud of me?

Alright ladies, that's my two cents worth for now. I just did my two mile WATP and I sat down here real quick to check on you guys while I was cooling down. It's 7:40pm right now and I don't eat after 8:00, and I've got a lovely WW ice cream drumstick (2 pts) calling my name......:T

See you tomorrow! Love you all.....:love:

05-05-2003, 08:52 PM
I'm so proud of you!!! Way to go!!!! I too am back to my points...today after the popcorn I just ate I am at 25 pts....still have room for more to eat, but getting late and full. I have been talking to myself all day about the points and giving myself pep talks!!! I was so hungry come lunch time today I looked at my boss and said I'm off to the grocery store to get a salad!! Yes, we have a local McDonalds right next to the grocery store, but I knew that was not a safe bet for me to get a salad there today, so I did not even put myself in the situation....small victory.

I can't be offical on my weight till Thursday, but I will put the gain in with my stats at the bottom, because why lie about it? And I just don't understand and never will about baylee? I mean don't know if she went over the edge or what? I thought I was doing good? I mean I started here in January and before this weekend...LOL I had lost 32.5 lbs in 14 weeks, thats over 2 lbs a week average!! I don't really care what anyone else thinks about it, I will take it!!! I am well worth the wait to get this weight off and I will succeed. It may take me a while, but like I and many others have said the weight did not come on over night!!! Even my new doctor says give it time. I feel I am doing what is right for me.

Hugs to all,

05-05-2003, 09:09 PM
I came in earlier today and wrote this long post and it has disappeared!! Now I know why you guys get so frustrated. I was basically just checking in to tell everyone hello and let you know that I have been doing great. I am ready to feel better about myself this summer.

I didnt do personals in my last post that I lost but I did say hi to each and every one of you. Well hi again!!!!

Tina I did want to reply to you because your posts also stand out to me because I feel we have alot in common. Your posts always make me smile. You can tell a big difference in your before and after photos also and that is an inspiration to me. Tennessee is not too terribly far from me. The Tennesse line is about 2 hours away. Are you in the mountains of Tenn?? For all I know Tenn may be all mountains..lol. Anyway maybe one day we can meet half way and have lunch or something.

Well I need to go and get some family time in before bed.


05-05-2003, 10:49 PM

05-06-2003, 03:23 AM
I had a great day today, besides the fact that I laid on the couch and slept most of the day along with my daughter who has the same cold as I do. But I did really well food wise. I just need a few more good days like that to recover from this weekend.

It sounds like some of you are having some awful weather. I hope everyone is ok and out of harms way.

Not alot to report on right now, I just thought I would come in and make my appearance to get my e-mail.