Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again..#332

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05-10-2003, 11:31 PM
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05-10-2003, 11:38 PM
Hi girls! :wave: I'm not even going to try to catch up. I've read some and I will finish reading, but there's no way I can reply to all that's been going on. Besides, if I did, some of it is so old that you guys wouldn't probably figure out what I'm talking about. :eek:

My food has been horrid lately. I'm sure it's the graduation party and then being away from home for the funeral for two days. Besides thinking, "what the ****, you've been bad for a week, why start over now. Wait until Monday." Then Monday is honey's 50th birthday and on Tuesday the oldest and I are taking honey for a whirlwind surprise day. (I'll tell you about it later...just in case honey reads in here. I'm thinking I'm safe, but just in case! :rolleyes: )

So there are my excuses and I'm sure I'll be coming up with some more. :( Just don't have the 'whatever' to get back on track. Even though honey said he had a dream last night that we were having 'skinny people sex'! :lol: Not like we know what THAT is!! :o

I'm gonna run and put another load in the washer. I really enjoyed chat tonight for the little bit I was there. You all have a wonderful Mother's Day! I'll catch up with you later.

"Kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve." - Joseph Joubert

05-11-2003, 12:39 AM
Well, I missed most of the chat with Thin, Mary, Amanda and Barb, but as I was wondering where everyone went (was it something i said?), Lucky popped in, so we "hung out" too.

Tina...I just have to tell you...you saved the day for some jackass I had to deal with today at HomeDepot. We went to price a window to replace the bay window in our living room. Some guy is coming on Monday, but I wanted an idea of prices and styles, first, before he got there. The moron in the window department was so rude and impatient with us, I was about to blow him off when I saw the #20 on his little Home Depot cap with a signature from you know who! I just had to laugh, thinking, "oh, he's lucky I know Tina and know what that number means to her!" :lol:

See how far reaching your "crush" is?

05-11-2003, 01:17 AM
Originally posted by QueenB

What I'm wondering is.....if Baylee wants to leave the thread, then why just not go instead of continuing to read and trying to start trouble?

If the backbiting doesn't stop....I'll contact Suzanne and this won't be an issue any longer. The crap we've been dealing with lately is not what this is supposed to be about.

I think that is a great idea.

Tina, you are a beautiful young woman inside and out. Your posts have made me laugh and have brought tears to my eyes. PLUS...you are so inspiring in this journey we call weight loss (I loathe the word 'diet':p ). I've learned a lot from you and the other posters and the experiences, receipes, ideas, etc. are always appreciated by me, if not a certain person.

Sandy: Don't worry about what that person did. I saw it for what it was--a cheap stab meant to start trouble. Better to let sleeping dogs lie;) :D I've read your posts and I know you are a better person than that.

ALL RIGHTY THEN....on to other stuff!:s:

Today, I just did some cleaning and laundry; then I rewarded myself for a job well done by giving myself a pedicure and manicure!:D

As you all know, Friday is my photo shoot, so I really have to watch my food this week. I am also in the process of becoming a county court appointed advocate for first-time, non-violent juvenile offenders. Hopefully, I will be able to tell you all more about this wonderful opportunity on Monday!

The thunderstorms here have been wild...the last few days I have been woken out of a dead sleep either in the middle of the night, or early morning hours. Yesterday morning, a clap of thunder shook the whole house :eek:!!! NO KIDDING! Of course, the first rumble of thunder, Tigger is under the sofa for hours, but Noah will sit in the window and watch the storms. Silly kitty:lol:

05-11-2003, 04:04 AM
Hi guys !!! Sorry I have been gone for sooooo long but I spent a couple days in Missouri with my parents and when I got home my phone was out of order so I could not get online. :mad:
The repair guy is charging me $85 ++ to fix it... and then cut a wire wrong then left the house before checking all of my phones. So only half of my phones worked and I only got to read my email but not the thread when I had to get off line again to call the repair guy back out. I had to stay off the phone for him to call me. :rolleyes:
It is now 2am and I finally got to read the 65 posts I missed. :eek:
Whew... that took forever. :faint:

There is sooooo much I want to respond to... but since it is soooo late and I am headed back to Missouri in a few hours I need to get to bed.
I think this will be the last Mothers Day I will be able to spend with my mom... so I have told my kids that although I love them... I feel I need to spend this day in Missouri instead of with them.
I know I was there Thurs and Friday too but I feel I need to go back again today. Hopefully my kids and I will have many many more to spend together. It is rough when you live in different states.

I do want to say that I feel very lucky to be here with you tonight.
Last night I spent with the tv weather announcers.
At 2am they announced that the center of a storm that had created many tornadoes that destroyed many homes previously that evening was now headed for my home town. :(
They announced the intersection where they felt the worst damage would occur.... And it was MY INTERSECTION !!!! :fr:
In fact... it was my back yard !!!!! We had 5 minutes to take cover !!!! :yikes:
As you can see.... it did NOT touchdown a tornado as predicted and I am sooooo happy about that. :dance:

Tina.. I am writing you a PM. {{{ HUGS }}} But bottom line is... WE LOVE YOU HERE !!!!!

I want to share a few words of wisdom I learned from my mom... or someones mom. LOL They are now also words of wisdom from THE MOTHER HEN !!! LOL :D
Kindergartners can learn this... surely we grown women can. :shrug:

1. If you can't say something nice.... then don't say anything at all.

2. If you won't say it to someones face... then don't be saying it behind their backs.

3. It doesn't matter what others think of you... what matters is what you think of yourself.

I will try to get to individual replys Sunday night or Monday morning. :crossed:
I love you all. :love:

05-11-2003, 09:12 AM

Tina you know we all love you and feel for you. Please do what you have to do to get rid of that immature woman...we will all stand behind you 200%!! Only God knows she has nothing better to do with her life and it really is sad. Maybe her life is coming to an end who knows! But for a grown woman to act like that is so pathetic. She has no life...and she must be schizo...remember how she stopped posting off and on because of her nosey relative or whatever...well geesh...we should have realized it then!! But...being the caring, trusting souls we are we were blinded....so lets put those blinders back on and ignore her! She obviously can't stay away from us because she keeps reading our posts...I bet she is regretting what she did because she now knows she will never be welcome back here!! I think the best thing to do is when she PM's you is to just delete it without even reading it. If none of us respond or bring up her name ever again maybe eventually she will go away and find another person to irritate like her nosey relative!! Sounds like she has NO friends or family who want to bother with her! Anyway Girl, keep up the good work and get down to the size 16 and tell us about it over and over and over again...YOU SHOULD BE PROUD!! And just for the record...I was into a size 14 Lane Bryant jeans and I weighed 223 lbs!! Yeah you bet I couldn't fit into a regular store brand 14's but I was in a 28 lane bryant brand and that was significant improvement!

I'm not going to get the chance to post to the rest of ya's just yet...my little guy has pink eye and a cold again. SO I need to go get his medication into him and get him breakfast. I'll be back!!

TTFN Michelle

05-11-2003, 10:13 AM

Tina we love you and need you here
Sandy that goes for you too

Michelle did you pop into chat last night then pop out?

Chat was great I like the 300+site.
I'm not going to do much today just relax if I can.

05-11-2003, 12:12 PM
Happy Mother's Day!
:love: :angel: :cp: :flow1: :grouphug: :flow2: :goodvibes :cloud9:

You'll never get rid of me.. :)
or Sandy either. :smug:

05-11-2003, 12:40 PM
I do want to say this, and then I promise...it is a closed issue. :tape: I've tried to put myself in Baylee's shoes and I just can't. :no: That's because I'm nothing like Baylee. I have better things to do than to intentionally try to hurt other people. She came on here and said she was leaving, stomped us good...and walked out on us. (or so we thought) Apparently, she didn't leave though....she is continuing to read this thread and decided we weren't sorry enough that she left, so she decided to stir more trouble. She took a couple of PM's that she and Sandy sent back and forth to one another a month ago and decided she would forward them to me and Lori. (I'm not sure who else she may have sent them to) Basically, mine and Lori's names were mentioned and the issue of clothes size was questioned on both ends. After reading and re-reading it over and over again, I've basically come to one conclusion. Baylee is jealous, lonely, mean spirited and is in desperate need of friends or a good phychiatrist. Jealous and lonely because she left and we didn't all cry and beg her to stay. After all, usually when a person leaves, doesn't that mean they go away? She is still continuing to butt into our lives although she has called us basically failures and said that we are very unknowedgeable. Surely she can find her entertainment elsewhere, yet she continues to come here. I also find it strange that when I rec'd her PM yesterday, it showed that she had only made 10 posts. All of us here know that she has made many many more than that, yet she has went back and deleted almost all of them, how strange is that? I guess she thinks that it's ok to come here and be rude and nasty and then if she deletes it, it's like it never happened? :?: Mean spirited because....well, need I even say it? I mean, come on ladies.....let's think about it. What type of person would intentionally lash out and insult people that have never done anything but try to support her and be her friend? In desperate need of friends? Yes, but to have and keep a friend, you have to know how to be a friend first, and that is something Baylee has never learned. I find it absolutely amazing that this was and is still is the quote she uses as her signature. A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. Apparently......Baylee has forgot the words.

Baylee: Please do not PM me anymore or I will contact Suzanne. I'm not sure she would be really happy with the way you've been acting lately. I know how to save things too. :smug: Not only do I have the PM you sent me yesterday, but I also copied and saved your hateful "I'm leaving the group" message as well. It's in one of my folders saved in my email. I won't hesitate to show her where all this originated from. Just think about it....if you get banned from the board, how else will you get your entertainment?

I don't know why you're unhappy. I don't know why you have to try and make others unhappy as well. I'm not mad at you anymore, I just feel sorry for you. I hope you find what you need in life and I hope you do not bother us anymore.

Happy Mother's Day

05-11-2003, 01:29 PM
Hi everybody! :wave:

:flow1:HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!:df:

I hope all of you wonderful ladies have a wonderful day.

We are having high winds, but the sun is shining and it's beautiful out.

I'm headed to my BIL and SIL's for a BBQ this afternoon. My mom has been invited too so that will save me a second trip. :)

All the recipes you guys have been posting look really good. The pistachio fluff is 1 point per cup.

Whoever said they were going to post their carrot cake recipe today better do it, I'm drooling here already! :T

I did finally finish reading, but I didn't take any notes. I'm hoping you'll let me start fresh from here. Know that I love :love: and cherish each and every one of you. [[[hugs]]]

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

05-11-2003, 02:12 PM
Some of us are Mothers, some of us are not, some want to be mothers, and all of us have Mothers, so Happy Mother's Day to all of us!

My mother sent me this email and I thought I would share in honor of the day. It made me cry...but that's not really too hard to do!

Happy Mother's Day!
I think we can all relate to at least part of this.

This is for all the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up barf laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry Kool-Aid saying, "It's OK honey, Mommy's here."

Who walk around the house all night with their babies when they keep crying and won't stop.

This is for all the mothers who show up at work with spit-up in their hair and milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their purse.

For all the mothers who run carpools and make cookies and sew Halloween costumes. And all the mothers who DON'T.

This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they'll never see. And the mothers who took those babies and gave them homes.

This is for all the mothers who froze their buns off on metal bleachers at football or soccer games Friday night instead of watching from cars, so that when their kids asked, "Did you see me?" they could say, "Of course, I wouldn't have missed it for the world," and mean it.

This is for all the mothers who yell at their kids in the grocery store and swat them in despair when they stomp their feet like a tired 2-year old who wants ice cream before dinner.

This is for all the mothers who sat down with their children and explained all about making babies. And for all the mothers who wanted to but just couldn't.

For all the mothers who read "Goodnight, Moon" twice a night for a year. And then read it again. "Just one more time."

This is for all the mothers who taught their children to tie their shoelaces before they started school. And for all the mothers who opted for Velcro instead.

This is for all the mothers who teach their sons to cook and their daughters to sink a jump shot.

This is for all mothers whose heads turn automatically when a little voice calls "Mom?" in a crowd, even though they know their own offspring are at home.

This is for all the mothers who sent their kids to school with stomach aches, assuring them they'd be just FINE once they got there, only to get calls from the school nurse an hour later asking them to please pick them up. Right away.

This is for mothers whose children have gone astray, who can't find the words to reach them.

For all the mothers who bite their lips sometimes until they bleed - when their 14 year olds dye their hair green.

What makes a good Mother anyway?

Is it patience?
Broad hips?
The ability to nurse a baby, cook dinner, and sew button on a shirt, all at the same time?
Or is it heart?
Is it the ache you feel when you watch your son or daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time?

The jolt that takes you from sleep to dread, from bed to crib at 2 A.M. to put your hand on the back of sleeping baby?

The need to flee from wherever you are and hug your child when you hear news of a fire, a car accident, a child dying?

For all the mothers of the victims of all these school shootings, and the mothers of those who did the shooting.

For the mothers of the survivors, and the mothers who sat in front of their TVs in horror, hugging their child who just came home from school, safely.

This is for mothers who put pinwheels and teddy bears on their children's graves.

This is for young mothers stumbling through diaper changes and sleep deprivation.

And mature mothers learning to let go.

For working mothers and stay-at-home mothers.

Single mothers and married mothers. Mothers with money, mothers without.

This is for you all.

So hang in there.

Please pass along to all the Mom's in your life.

"Home is what catches you when you fall - and we all fall."

Please pass this to a wonderful mother you know.

(I just did)

If I may, I'd like to say the last thing that I will say on the subject of our current dilemma: I think that we all need to follow Miss Thin's lead and start fresh from here. If you want to be here, you're more than welcome. If you don't, there is no need for hateful words...if that is all that you feel, then just move on. We are all so very different and yet so very much the same. We understand the struggle of trying to lose weight and having a life at the same time. That is the bond that draws us together. It's not easy and we go about it in different ways, at different paces. We come here to give support and to be supported... Let's continue to do just that, shall we?

I love you ALL. Happy Mother's Day!

05-11-2003, 02:20 PM

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05-11-2003, 03:38 PM
Tina....that cartoon with the Tony double totally CRACKED ME UP LAUGHING!:lol: Now I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard!

As for Baylee, it is also appreciated that you no longer PM me; or I will have to forward the messages onto Suzanne. We are here to support each other in a healthy way, not see who we can tear down another notch or two. Many of us have had enough of that nonsense in our lives, and I am not about to tolerate it here if I can help it.

By the way, to those who are moms to both the two and four-legged children....

:bravo: :hat: :flow2: :flow1: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!

05-11-2003, 06:04 PM
Hello! It is just a lazy Sunday here. I have already been to my Grandma's house and had dinner. I decided to come home and tidy up the house and catch up on posting and emails.

I had another good day yesterday and I am soooo happy. Robert and I went out last night with some friends to a karaoke bar. I love to sing karaoke by the way. I had a few drinks but other than that, I did well. We had a blast!!

Tina- I loved your little comic strip!! That was totally cute! When are you coming to Charlotte? I want to get together and have lunch or something. Will you be coming down 85 because that is only a few miles from my house. Please let me know, because I dont wanna miss ya!!

Kat- Thanks for the Mother's message. It made me cry also but I loved it. How true it is though.

Thin- I hope you had a great time at the barbeque. We all fall off the wagon as you know and we are here for each other and we are strong so we will keep pulling each other up until we find some superglue or something to keep us seated ;)

Mary- I am sorry that I missed chat last night but I hope to catch you next time.

Michelle- I hope that you are having a good day! Is Andrew going through his terrible 2's? If so, how do you handle it? Zach is really giving me a hard time. Everything I tell him to do he says no and nothing will get him to do it. He is sooo stubborn!! I dont want him to walk all over everybody but I dont exactly want to give him negative attention because he never behaves either. What is a mother to do?

2Cute- I am glad that the tornado did not reach you. I bet it was scary hearing that one was heading right toward you :yikes: Glad that you are safe!!

Lori- Good for you for pampering yourself with a manicure and pedicure. Us girls need to pamper ourselves more often. After all, if we wont who else will? We all should think of rewards to our hard work besides food.

Well I am gonna go and catch up on some emails....WAIT...I almost forgot....

Sandy- I just wanted to let you know that I want you to STAY!! From what I can tell so does everyone else. We all bring something special to this thread and I think it would be incomplete if you left us because of this "situation". Stick around!!

Ok now I can go......Love and Hugs,

05-11-2003, 06:36 PM
Hi Ladies!
I hope everyone is safe and sound and having a wonderful day! Happy Mother's Day to all! :flow1:

Not much going on here today either. We went out to lunch and did some shopping - yesterday was my day to buy clothes and today it was new clothes for Jeff. Then we went to a shoe store and Jeff bought himself 4 pairs! I almost fainted when I saw him with the stack of boxes -- this from a man who always tells me I have way to many shoes. I did buy myself one new pair today. :s:

Then I ran out to tan and pick up a few things at Target. Now we are just cleaning up our computer room. We'll be glued to the tv for the Survivor Finale tonight!! We've never missed an episode of that show! Guess you could call us addicted.

Meanwhile, I am going to do some ironing and getting things organized. This is going to be a busy week. Jeff is working in NYC every day. I'll be trying to get a lot done at work and we leave on Saturday morning. I am still going to try my best to eat healthy and exercise this week because I know I'll splurge a bit on vacation.

I wish I could reply to everyone, but I know if I try I'll be here longer than I should be. Just know that I have read and appreciated every word that you all have said. You are all wonderful women and I am truly thankful for each and everyone of you!!! Hugs to all!!!

05-11-2003, 07:14 PM

Kat I bawled my eyes out too reading that! It don't take much for me ever since I had my son! Especially when I was pregnant...that was the time that song came out butterfly kisses...every time I heard it on the way to work I bawled my eyes out!

Barb...sounds like you have everything under control! We are going on vacation the week of June 15th. We will stop in Rhode Island at my parent's house and then head to Cape Cod for 4 days then back to my parents for the weekend. My mom doesn't get to see my son to often so I figured we would go to the Cape since I haven't been there for years!! Its only about and hour or two from my mom's. John wants to go to Jamaica or somewhere like that but I'm not ready to leave my baby for a week yet!! Maybe next year or the 10 years after that!! LOL

Tracy....refresh my memory...how old? My guy will be 3 in September...on the 11th actually! When he has a melt down I just have to ignore him. Sometimes its hard because he goes on and on but eventually he realizes mommy isn't playing his game and he comes over and is pleasant again. If I give him a drink or food he doesn't want he throws his little fit so I leave it on the coffee table or counter and when he is ready he can get it himself which he usually ends up doing. Its awful sometimes...but then I think to myself what if something happened to him...I would be wishing he was here to throw his little tantrum...then my eyes fill up with tears! I'm too much of a softee when it comes to him!

Thin hope you had a good time at the BBQ~

Mary I was in chat for about 1 minute then had to run and give the boy some attention. He was sick. He has pink eye and a cold! I'll try again next time!

2Cute hurry back! Hope you are enjoying your day. John is like that when it comes to his dad. He has a large family and whenever there is a holiday sometimes two of them will have a dinner but he always goes where his dad is going to be because he doesn't know if he will make it to the next holiday. He had a major stroke about 10 years ago...

Lori can you come clean my house today? Its a disaster! I have a little whirlwind here that tends to become a cyclone at times!

Tina...I want to come meet you too...we really need to get something together that we can meet halfway! A bunch of us...

Ok ladies...I have to go back to bed...I am dreadfully ill today....I have had a sore throat since I woke up this morning and a fever...first I'm freezing then I'm seating like a stuffed pig...my ears hurt when I swallow, my head is pounding...and TOM started this morning. I am a MESS!!! Andrew and I slept from 1:45 to 5:45 today....lucky for me John is home from work and can watch the little guy!

TTFN Love you all! Michelle

05-11-2003, 07:35 PM
Michelle, I hope you feel better real soon! BTW...Butterfly kisses?? :cry: :cry: :cry: Need I say more? Oh! The movie "Father of the Bride?" Well, I cry at everything, including that, but my husband??? Big tough guy, reduced to a blubbering mess...don't tell him I told you!

Well, I only popped in a quick visit, on my way to the bathroom. I have been having a wonderful day, outside, digging in the dirt. I filled 3 planters with flowers, cleaned out and replanted a section of flower bed, and if the weather holds out, I'm heading back out there to put in the azalea bush my sweetie bought me yesterday. He made us a sumptuous breakfast this morning, keeping within my eating plan...meaning no French Toast, pancakes, hash browns...We had omelets and bacon, OJ and coffee. I hear him clattering around the kitchen now, making dinner...oh yeah, he's a keeper! All in all, it's been a great day. Ihope each and every one of yours has been just as nice!

Gotta run, I guess dinner's ready! :T

05-11-2003, 07:35 PM
Nope, not a dozen roses....nope not jewels.....not even a week long cruise. He gave me some much needed advice and that's all I really needed. :(

I've been lamenting for days about this weight loss thing. I can't understand why I do really really well for about 5 or 6 days, then go off program for 2 or 3, then get back on and back off again....:?: Why can't I stay focused? I don't think it's a matter of just cravings, or going back to old eating habits, because it never lasts more than a couple of days. In the past when I've went off track, it would last for days, weeks....sometimes years and I would end up having to lose all the weight again and then some. This time is definitely different. I'm not eating enough to gain weight...just enough to stay the same. So I talked to Ron about all this and he said, "You know why you're doing this? It's because you're satisfied." Of course, I busted out laughing. What do you mean....satisfied? Then he said, "Well, think about it.....say perhaps, you started out weighing 295 lbs and you had lost down to 270. With 295 only being your highest...losing only 25 would just have started the ball rolling. But, you started out 350 roughly and you're now at 270. That's 80 lbs gone and so much has changed. You can wear all the clothes in your closet....most of what you have is actually too big now. You can walk and walk and walk without getting winded....nowadays, I have to try and keep up with you. You don't feel like people are staring at you all the time. You've become more assertive and you've changed alot with just losing those 80 lbs. You feel so different from the way you felt when you were 350 and you've become complacent." And the more I thought about it.....the more I have to admit it. Dog gone it! He's right! :mad: No, a big part of me is NOT happy weighing 270. Some people would actually be horrified at that weight. I believe that is actually the point that Sara started at. I think because I am so much more confident in the way I look now, than the way I looked before, I have become complacent. He also said that the minute I think I might be gaining, that I get back on the stick. I don't want it to be this way though. I can say...in all honesty, I KNOW I will never weigh 300 lbs. again. I just know that.....don't ask me how, I just know it. I will NEVER get to that point again. I will always be active and will never eat the way I used to. I'll not live with that sick bloated feeling ever again. But I'll also not be satisfied with weighing 270 lbs forever either. Can any of you understand what I'm saying? I mean, for instance.....today I am wearing an outfit that used to, whenever I would wash it, I would have to stretch it while it was wet (pants & shirt) and let it hang dry and it still was a little snug. Today, I pulled it freshly out of the dryer and put it on and it is actually big on me. Believe it or not, 80 lbs. does make a big difference.

I do have one thing to admit though....I can't do this on my own. As much as I enjoy going to weigh at the mall with my friend, it is just not enough...not to mention, that she is not a very good influence on me, because she is constantly going off program and likes to make me her "partner in crime." I think it's time to bite the bullet and go back to WW. I believe that's the only choice I have to get the rest of this weight off and do it the right way. Let me know what you think.

Once again, you guys are the best and I'm so glad I have you in my life. I truly love you ALL. :grouphug:

05-11-2003, 08:48 PM
Oh, it's me again...every time I go to the bathroom, I have to pass the computer room...it calls out to me, I swear!

Tina, Tina, Tina...I know exactly what you're saying! What a wise man your husband is...very perceptive. You have accomplished an amazing feat! If I had been diligent about this weight loss business since I started here, (1 year, 4 months and 11 days ago) I could have lost that too. But I wasn't and I didn't. You have done something that each and everyone of us here wants to do. You should be proud as he** of yourself...and yes, with that comes complacency. When you started, did you ever in a million years think that you could lose 80 lbs? If you're anything like me, I can't fathom that...which, now that I think of it may be just what my problem is! Sara "got it." She was so focused on her goal, she let nothing get in her way, and she did it! In what, a year? We all have the power within us. It's a matter of focusing on the goal, harnessing that power, and never letting the goal out of our sight. We can do this!! Each and every one of us....

Geez, I got off on a rant there... Back to you, Tina. Start "again." Make this Phase 2. This is your starting point...give it your all, like we all do at the beginning of every new diet. You are such an inspiration to all of us. Your honesty and your humor and your compassion are such bright spots on this thread. I know you will reach your goal.

And now, I have to go get ready to join Barb on the couch for "Survivor." Yes, I confess...I am a Survivor Junkie too! We could have been talking trash this whole time if I knew you liked it too, Barb! Who do you want to see win? I'd like to see Matt the Weirdo win it. This was a lousy group, wasn't it? Okay, I could go on and on. I'm going, I'm going...

Once again, Happy Mother's Day to all!

05-11-2003, 09:17 PM

05-11-2003, 10:10 PM
Hey guys I exercised today???

05-11-2003, 10:43 PM
Happy Mothers Day everyone! Wow, I certainly missed alot this weekend. Too much for me to reply to so I'm not even going to try. Hubby and I went to Outback on Friday. I did pretty well. Instead of ordering a fatty appetizer like I used to, I got a salad. I only ate 1 small piece of bread and that was without butter. I also had a diet coke instead of a high calorie alcohlic drink. For dinner, I ordered the Alice Spring chicken, which is a chicken breast smothered in mushrooms, bacon and cheddar cheese. It also came with french fries. Maybe a little fattening, but I only ate half of it so I consider the entire meal a success. I know I'll be posting another loss tomorrow. Well, hope everyone had a great day.

05-12-2003, 12:36 AM
Just checking in to let you all know that I didn't get blown away in the wind:lol: ! We had wind gusts up to 53 miles an hour here all day today, and off and on, the wind is still howling this time of night! :eek: You know it's bad when wrought iron patio furniture gets blown to pieces!

Tina, you should be PROUD of that loss you have accomplished! You are a true inspiration, and I know exactly where you are coming from!

Here is a neat poem that I got in my email today that I would love to share with all of you, especially you "kitty mommies":

A Mother's Day Poem...from the cat

Having fun with yarn and string,
Leaving fur on everything,
Purring when I get a treat,
Always landing on my feet

Posing on a windowsill,
Staring like Iwant to kill,
Leaping with both skill and grace,
Acting like I own the place

Playing with your rolled up socks
Visiting the litterbox,
Seeing just who I can ignore,
Deciding who is the biggest bore

Taking naps on top of you.... these are the things I love to do


05-12-2003, 02:12 AM
I can't believe I forgot to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day when I wrote at 2am last night.

Lori... I agree with you... my 4 legged babies are VERY IMPORTANT to me too. ;)

Sandy... I got a kick out of your statement about the "family dinner ... even if it kills us" LOL

Barb... I used to watch Trading Spaces all the time. I just got too frustrated when a few of those decorators seemed to go out of their way to do the direct opposite of what people asked them NOT to do. I like Designers Challenge I think. LOL Three designers compete for a redecorating job. I like to see the different ideas they each come up with. Then I skip to the end usually to see the final product. LOL

LoseForLife/Lynne... what a lovely wedding photo !!!! What a lovely bride you were.
Do you have anymore wedding photos ??

Kat... isn't it great how the cravings leave when you leave the high carb foods alone. I have some recipes I will share with you. Do you have a sweet tooth or are you more of a bread and butter kind of eater?? CONGRATS on leaving that popcorn alone. :cp: I often take my own macadamia nuts or SF/LC candy bar. BUT usually I don't eat anything. :D I read an artilce the other day that added a lot of choices of fruits that do not effect the LC plan negatively. I will try to find it for you. But remember berries are a good choice for LC plans.

Tracey... Thank you for your congrats on my new pant size. Thanks to everyone who commented. I loved your description of "dancing with the broom" :D I am a true believer in "attitude is everything" and dancing with the broom is definitely a positive attitude about a no positive activity. LOL
I too LOVE garage sales !!!! I am NEED to have one NOW. I have tooooo much junk.

Tina... Your BABY getting a JOB !! Doesn't that make you feel ... OLD !!! LOL
One nice thing about him being only 15 is that there are laws that prevent them from giving him too many hours.
I LOVE you cartoon. :lol: That was toooo funny !!! :lol:
And as far as going back to Weight Watchers go.... don't you remember what I wrote you on April 26th...thread # 322 Tina..GET BACK TO Weight Watchers !!!! You tried stopping before and struggled then too. It is worth the money. How many times have we said "I would pay a million dollars if someone could just make me skinny". Well... you are on your way girl.... don't mess it up now. You are making a great new start.
Deon... CONGRATULATIONS on your 29 lbs !!!!! :bravo:

Thin..."Skinny people sex" ... is that anything like "young people sex? " :lol:
Thank your for getting our little chat room set up for us. We all appreciate you. :grouphug:

Mary... Japanese Red Maple ... is that anything like my October Glory Red Maple?? I have two gorgeous Red Maple trees... one in the front and one in the back. I also have about 25 more trees too of all types.
I am sooo proud of you exercising today. WAY TO GO !!!

Sara... I MISS YOU !!! How is your web site and book going???

Jen..I am soooo happy you get to come back to Boise on May 20th !!!! :cp:
How long will you be staying?

Michelle.. How is Andrew ??? My brother got pink eye when I was a tot and my aunt and uncle took care of me for like a month back then to prevent me from getting it. They tell me that they spoiled me rotten. :s:
Duckie...WOW !!!! 49 lbs gone forever !!!! CONGRATS !!! :dancer:

Steph... You did a great job at Outback. I get that all the time but substitute veggies for the fries. Mmmm good. Give it a try next time. I used to NEVER order veggies over potatoes.

Amanda and Aradia... I have notes by your names... but I can't read them. :o
Just know I am glad you are all here.
Brunissen/PSM... we haven't seen you in a long time. Are you still lurking???

Okay... I think I got everyone... but since I missed 65+ posts it is a real possibility that I missed a few. :o Please forgive me if I missed you.

okay... I had a wonderful day today. I am so happy I decided to go back to see my mom. I don't think she expected to see me again so soon so it was a nice surprise for her.
I am going now. Hope everyone starts this new week off with a BANG !!!!
ENTHUSIASM is a great Monday Morning Motivator !!!!!
Get excited about your new life. Not "when you get thin" life... but your TODAY life.
Be enthusiastic about your exercise... your good food choices... your new way to cope with life rather than eat thru life.
LETS GO FOR IT !!!!! :cb: :strong: :cb:

05-12-2003, 08:21 AM
Good morning all

First let me ask a little favor. Would you say a little prayer for my sister, she is having surgery today and i won't be able to be with her.

It was 55 last night so nice we opened the windows slept like a log.

Tina the cartoon was great. Aren't you honored.

Son seems to be liking his job. Brother went off on his third run to the west coast so all is well there.

A Japanese red Maple is a small type of maple it doesn't get reaal big and is kind of wispy. They are reaal pretty. My garden is looking real good the cucumbers are up.

Hope all of you have a great day. Sorry I missed posting individually but today is work day and I want to get in a little exercise.

05-12-2003, 09:30 AM
Hey gals. Just wanted ya'll to know I'm still here, going to spend the few hours trying to catch up with everyone. I hope you all are doing well. Me i'm good. Had a great NSV yesterday, was able to fit into a top that was bought for me 2 years ago! WOOHOO. Talk about a wonderful mothers day gift. Well I'll catch up and if I run out of time, I have to be at work soon, I'll respond tonight. Have my note bad here to jot down notes, lol. Hope all is doing well.

05-12-2003, 09:41 AM
Wow, I don't know how I'm supposed to keep up!

Happy Mother's Day to everyone. I got to share it with my big boy and new baby girl. :love:

Last few days have been totally blah, and I'm gonna have to walk half way across Australia to make up for all the food I've eaten!! :o

This Baylee person sounds like a real character. I'm surprised she hasn't been banned already. This site is for people to receive support and encouragement in a non-biased atmosphere. Anyone who has ANYTHING bad to say to ANYONE needs to take their crap elsewhere.

I'll catch up more tomorrow.

Nighty night!


05-12-2003, 10:59 AM
Good Morning Gals!
I hope everyone's Monday is off to a good start. I'm at work, but figured I'd goof off for a minute and try to catch up with my cyber family. I didn't get as much sleep as I would have liked last night because I was a complete couch potato from 8-11 watching Survivor!!! I'm off to a good start today and determined to eat well and get in my exercise today.

Michelle - sounds like a nice vacation you have planned for next month. We were actually in Jamacia last year --- we were on a cruise that stopped their for a day and we took a jeep tour of the island. It was a great time. I hope you get there one of these days!

Kat - Sounds like you had your green thumb in action yesterday. What did you think about Survivor. I loved that Jenna won the immunity challenges and really mixed things up for the men. I thought it was a really good show. And, how good did Matt look at the reunion. Boy -- much better than during the show. Since we didn't get to talk about this one --- we'll have Survivor - Pearl Islands in the fall!

Tina - I do understand what you mean about being "satisfied" - I've been there before. 80 pounds is an incredible loss!! If you can accomplish that you can keep going.....

Well, darn it, just when I thought I'd be able to catch up with everyone things are getting hectic... I'll try to come back at lunch.

05-12-2003, 11:11 AM
Well, first things first.....

SANDY! Where in the crap are you woman?! Just posting "Happy Mother's Day" is not enough! Get your hind end in here! :drill: Ok, enough yelling for now. Truly though, I did miss you yesterday but I figured you were having a fun filled Mother's Day...better hear from you today though! ;)

Lynne: Last few days have been totally blah, and I'm gonna have to walk half way across Australia to make up for all the food I've eaten!! Boy, do I know about that! Well, to be truthful, I haven't done all that bad...just could have made better choices. Try not to get overwhelmed with the thread moving quickly....it does that sometimes, and then sometimes moves very slowly...you'll get used to us in no time! :lol:

Aradia: Isn't that a nice feeling? I love wearing something that I haven't been able to wear in awhile. My Mom bought me some sweaters for Christmas about 3 years ago that I just loved, but couldn't wear. How nice it was to pull them out this last winter and they were actually loose on me! :smug:

Mary: Glad you found a place for that beautiful tree....I'm sure it will be fine. I will be sure to say a prayer for your sister today also. The bubble above Tony's head in the cartoon originally said, "He's for autographs" (about the double) but I just doctored it a little bit. :lol: Also, I am SO proud of you doing exercise!

2cute: Yes maam, Mama Hen....I do remember you telling me that I needed to get my butt back to WW, and you're right....it is worth it. I think the point it became "not worth it" was when I was handing them $12, standing on the scale and walking out the door. That is not working the program, that is just handing someone $12 to weigh you. When you work the program, it works for you. I know this and thank you for always reminding me of that. {{hugs}}

Lori: Wow! :eek: So glad you didn't get blown away last night too....it just wouldn't be the same around here without you! That must have been some strong with to blow your patio furniture apart....geez. Thank you so much for the "Kitty Mommies" poem....I loved it. I'm a cat person as well, as a matter of a fact, my kitty is about to have kitties of her own and I can't wait!

Steph: I am so majorly proud of you. You have been kicking some major butt on the weight loss front. Fantastic job eating out. :smug: I always have trouble eating at Outback and I've never tried the chicken dish you had, but it sounds pretty good.

Kat: Thanks so much for the advice. Are you still going to WW too? I think, like I said earlier....that my problem is that I wasn't "working the program". I was just going and weighing in.....to have that "accountability", but it just wasn't enough. Funds are a little short this week, but I'm thinking I will join next Monday...

Michelle: OMG sweetie....you sound like you are falling apart. {{sending chicken noodle soup, oj, aspirin and feminine supplies}} :lol: Thought you'd like that. Take care of yourself sweetie....what a horrible way to spend Mother's Day. Hope John gave you some tender loving care.

Barb: Sounds like you had a good day shopping. My hubby always says I have too many shoes, but I usually buy the cute cheap ones.....you know the ones that barely last you through the season? :lol: His are usually $50 and up. I never have gotten into Survivor, but dh always watches it. I'm more of an American Idol fanatic.

Tracy: Hey there sweetpea! I will be leaving here early Saturday morning on May 24th and will be coming back home on Monday the 26th. We will be coming down 85, and I would be absolutely stoked to meet you! I will PM you with the driving directions so we can figure out a place to meet and perhaps have lunch. I will have my dh and son in tow...hope you don't mind!

Thin: Hope you had a wonderful time at the BBQ yesterday....I bet there was lots of yummy stuff, huh? I like your idea about starting fresh.....I think that's what we all need. A new fresh start.... I know, speaking for myself, I think that's what WW will offer me. I'm definitely going back next week. I don't think you've been "offereing excuses" lately either. You've really had a lot on your plate....pardon the pun. :^: You've had graduation, BBQ's and all different types of things...I mean, my Lord woman...we're not made of stone, you know. :T I'm not making excuses for you either, but it's very hard to be "good" when you're in those type of surroundings and everyone else is having what you want. Remember every day is a brand new day...fresh with no mistakes in it.

Ok.....I have now officially responded to everyone that has posted on this thread. Hello also to Lucky who I love and miss very much. Please come back and give me a few tidbits to chew on....at least a sentence. I'll even take one. :^: But only for now.....

I'm at work today and we are a little busy, but I will go for now. I hope you all have a lovely day and I will see you when I get home! :grouphug:

05-12-2003, 11:12 AM
Ok ladies, I have a whole book to read here to catch up. So I am printing everything and hopefully be back later today to catch up with everyone. I had such a great weekend I didnt want to come home. We went camping, way up in the sticks where there is no one else around. I want to go back soo bad. But then I wouldnt have my puter. So I couldnt talk to you gals. :)

05-12-2003, 12:09 PM
Hi girls,
Yesterday was a lazy kind of day for me. I was just not myself and did not sleep well at all Saturday night, things just get to me and there is so much going on in my life right now. Sometimes I think I need to go back to the dr. and tell her that in the spring time I get minor depression times/anxiety/somthing???? I cry at the drop of a hat. Anyway being here cheers me up tons. Yesterday I just did not know what to say or how to post or whatever?
Hubby asked what it was I would like for moms day? I told him nothing, did not want him to feel bad, since I know that there really isnt the money there to do the extra things right now. But we did work outside for a while and he kept the kids quiet for me so I could lay down and nap in the afternoon. Then we hopped in the car and headed over to his grandmas where a lot of the family had gathered to help clean her yard up and the flower gardens and stuff. Then we all contributed and had a spaggetti dinner...was great. Must have been like 25 of us there, including my mil, so hubby got to spend some time with her. I saw my mom in the morning and dropped her card off and told her I would get her a picture asap. My mom and mil like to have a family picture of all of us for moms day.
Well, I'm at work and Mondays are always busy cause noone is here all weekend and its billing day so I gotta run and will check in later.

Hugs to all,

05-12-2003, 01:28 PM
I am gonna get to meet Miss Tina!! I am so glad that you are going to that Charlotte race. It wont be a problem at all to meet you somewhere for lunch and of course I dont mind hubby and son being there. I may just be able to talk my hubby into coming along also. I told him a couple of days ago about you coming through town and that i was gonna try and meet you. Oh this is gonna be cool!

I am still doing well on the eating front. Now that I am drinking water, my skin is starting to be so much smoother without those little bumps. Another great thing about meeting my water minimum is that I stay full all the time so I dont think as much about food. Actually water is now my beverage of choice because it has such good benefits!!

I may be going to the gym with a friend today. We have a 2 week pass for free and so I guess I will break down and go. I used to go to Y quite a bit but I felt comfortable there because there were people of all ages and sizes but at Gold's Gym where we will be going there are alot of young, buff bods :^: I have decided it does not matter though because I am doing this for me and will probably never see most of those people again anyway. Besides when I go back in about a year they wont even recognize me as "the heavy girl".

Ok I am gone for now but I will be back later on.

Love ya,


05-12-2003, 01:47 PM
Instead come mozey on over to the new ongoing thread... #333.
See ya'll there. :lol: :wave: