Weight Loss Support - 300+ and Ready to Try Again #338

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05-21-2003, 02:11 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
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These are not required topics ...just ideas to share. We have found them very helpful. We also share heartaches and fears...joys and celebrations.

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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.

05-21-2003, 02:15 AM
This dark hair photo was taken November 2002

05-21-2003, 02:19 AM
Here's the blonde that got the pics done May 19!

SIDE NOTE: Both pictures were done by the same photographer :)

05-21-2003, 02:29 AM
I know, I know, I haven't been in here for awhile. I completely missed the 337 thread. Well I have fallen and can't get up. That's all I have to say. WW is not good right now, I found myself emotionally eating Mon. and Fri I had a big pig out, which I loved and felt great about until Mon, then DH and I fought and then of course to get back at him I ate, how stupid was that!! Well today was pretty good, I am doing ok. I think I went over only 2 points. But I am determined still. I want to do this. I just don't seem to have the strength right now. But I am working on it.

So Lori, I have to say....Very pretty! I love the blonde. Woo Hoo!!

And no personal responses right now, I wouldnt know where to begin.

I will survive!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05-21-2003, 02:32 AM
Hi guys... my grand babies just left and I am ready for some ME time. LOL
I love them with all my heart... but they wear me out. :faint:

Lori... your picture looks great. What a difference it makes from your other photo. I have a friend who looks like you with the same color hair. Before you looked nothing alike. :lol:

I see you started a new thread kind of early this time.
There had only been 25 posts. We try to keep it closer to 30 for in the future. ;) We are sort of keeping a running count of how many posts since this site began.

I don't even remember what I said in my last posts.
I don't think I told everyone that my daughters graduation was HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. They called her name as Susie instead of Staci and did not go back and correct it. I was so busy complaining to my husband that I missed her whole appearance on stage. The people sitting around us were talking to us about it and I so I was being polite to them and missed my own daughters walk across the stage to recieve her diploma. :mad: Grrrr
No more said.... I get so mad at them and at myself everytime I think about it. :cry:

My house is a HUGE MESS still. I work at it.. but getting nowhere. :rolleyes:
Trying to fit my stuff... plus my parents .. plus a daughter moving home with an entire apartment full of stuff... stuff. It is just overwhelming.
I have probably said all of this before... but it is still bothering me... so here I am again... complaining. :^:
No more said on that subject either.

I did enjoy watching my American Idol tonight.
I felt Clay did a better job.... but I could not get through to vote. :(
I LOVE Ruben... and he is a big ole teddy bear.... but... I felt like Clay did the best job tonight. Of course I know there are millions out there that felt Ruben did. I think they both will be big successes no matter what. I hope Kimberly Locke succeeds too. :crossed:

I am sorry I am not replying to everyone. I already feel overwhelmed with my home .... and I just can't take anymore pressure to be sure not to miss anyone. Plus, I would have to go back and reread every post and I just don't have the time now.
I don't see any relief until June... I will just do the best I can to get in here and just post.
I am going for now. Hope everyone has a great week. :wave:

05-21-2003, 02:41 AM
2cute: hang in there! I am trying to hang in there, we can hang together. ;)

05-21-2003, 03:14 AM
Deon... {{{ HUGS }}} Thanks !!!!!
I am hanging the best I can.
As they say... when you get to the end of your rope...
Tie a knot and hang on. :D

That is true... but sounds soooo hard.
I prefer to think of it as... "This too shall pass"

05-21-2003, 08:18 AM
Took my son to the emergency room last night they put him off work till Friday. Said his athletes foot caused the infection.
Chat tonight &.30 central

05-21-2003, 08:19 AM
I meant 7:30 centraal

Terri in MO
05-21-2003, 08:53 AM
Love the pics Lori!

No time to post much. I'm doing well with food and exercise. Last night I did 21 minutes on the spinner and walked the dog for 30. I needed the stress relief - MIL trauma - plus I have been wanting to get back to that level of exercise. Scale better budge soon! :s:

I was digging through some old WW material. I have my weigh-in books from every time I've joined WW. It made me rather sad. A few years ago, I joined for the first time and lost about 30 pounds but burned out and quit. Well, that was NINE years ago and I got down to 227. For NINE years I've been struggling to get even past the 250's. I get close and then stall out and quit. For NINE years, I have joined four times and never made it past the 10 pound mark before I'd get frustrated. I had no idea it had been so many years. Realizing that sure makes all the little cheat foods unappealing. I tend to lose then stall and yoyo for awhile. I'm at a stall point which may be because of PMS weight.

This is my resolve to keep at the exercise and not quit this time.

Time to go. Everyone, have a great OP day - let's get our determination and focus- let's not stall out and quit!! :goodvibes:

05-21-2003, 11:30 AM
Hi, can't talk for too long, it's late and I'm REALLY tired! :yawn:

Just quickly coming in to say I walked for 25 minutes, covering about 3.4km. I then did my stretches, and am finding that I'm walking a lot easier than a couple of weeks ago - I'm finally losing that slightly bent over, I'm-just-recovering-from-a-caesarian, look!!!

Food's been good, finally managed to get UNDER my points for the day.

See ya soon! :yawn:

05-21-2003, 01:56 PM
Good afternoon to all!

Food has been great the last couple of days; and I have started doing 100 tummy crunches and butt lifts every morning in addition to my walking and 3x a week, 30 minute workout.

It has been a chilly, wet May here where I am...and Memorial Day weekend doesn't look too hopeful.

SIDE NOTE: For those of you confused on time zones:

Since chat is at 7:30 central, that will mean that:

8:30 Eastern
6:30 Mountain
5:30 Pacific

05-21-2003, 02:13 PM
I just received very distressing news that a girl I used to work with, (same place, different shift) died this morning. She was a year younger than I am. (44) Not sure yet how...probably a heart attack. Not overweight, didn't smoke. I'm speechless and so very sad.

Please do me a favor and honor her memory by not taking life for granted.
Enjoy each moment of each day.
Tell your kids/dh/parents/sweetheart/dog/cat/whoever that you love them.
Love yourself.
Take joy in the sunset, the rain, the flowers...
Take joy in the most mundane task and offer it up.

Life is a precious gift.

05-21-2003, 02:51 PM
I got on the scales for my weekly weigh-in this morning and I am down 4 pounds!! I cant wait until I get under 300 again. Once I get below, I will not go over again!! I want to be slim for once as an adult because I never have been. In high school I weighed between 180-190 but was still a 16. I want to be a little smaller than that even though I would give my right eyelashes to be that size right now.

Lori- I like the new color. I have dark brown hair and I am just not bold enough to make a drastic change. You go girl!!

Deon- Just pick yourself back up hun. A couple of bad days does not ruin your weight loss efforts completely like most of us seem to think, including myself. Dont give up because if you do you will just have to lose the weight over again that you have already lost because you know that you will start again. Why not start again from where you are right now? You can do it!!

2cute- Start with a single room when it comes to cleaning your house. Focus on scrubbing one room down today and then focus on another tomorrow. You will have the whole house spotless in a matter of days. Dont let it overwhelm you, make it fun! Turn on the radio and dance around a little while you work. That way you are getting exercise and your cleaning done. Come on, try it! I was sorry to hear about them getting your daughter's name wrong at graduation!! It looks like they would double check something like that!! It is such an important day after all. 2cute, I think you need to take some YOU time. Dont let yourself get burned out.

Mary- sorry to hear that your son had to go to the hospital but at least now he should be getting better.

determined to succeed- Is it Terri? When I scroll down for replies it does not say the names so I am sorry if you are not Terri :^: Good job on the exercise!! Yes it is depressing to look back over the weight lost and gained over the years but try not to focus on that anymore. It will only bring you down. Instead focus on the fact that you are treating your body right now and for life. The rewards will come!

Lynne- You are really doing great on the walking!! The weight will be falling off of you if you keep that up. Great job!!

Kat- Sorry to hear about your co-worker. It is so easy to take life for granted. She was so young. Yes I will remember to kiss my family and let them know I love them. Just know that I am thinking of you and the family of that lady during the sadness.

Well I am gonna go for now. I wish you all a wonderful day!!


05-21-2003, 05:59 PM
:wave: Hello everyone!
Today is a new day and a new beginning! I must say I have never been able to come back from a binge like I have had this past week and feel like I do right now. And I stepped on the scale and it wasn't as dissappointing as I thought it would be, in fact I am still where I was last week, which I was up 2.6 last week but I have eaten like a hog:ink: all week so I was very happy to see that I stayed the same. :cb:

Kat: I try to tell my kids and DH on a daily basis how much I love them because I feel I am truly blessed to have alll of them in my life and also because when I was a kid my parents didnt ever tell me or hug me. I hug my kids all the time also. Sometimes I wonder if I am smothering them but they seem to be pretty happy kids. But I understand what you are saying about life being too short. I value each and every day, I'm not always as productive as I should be, but I do what I want to keep my kids and DH happy.

Tracy: thank you so much for that perspective, a little reminder that I dont want to lose that 25 lbs a third time, I want this wieght gone permanent this time. And congrats on the 4 lbs. :bravo: I am right there with ya on wanting to be a thin adult. I so know what you mean. Keep up the good work.

Well that is all I can think of for now. Everyone have a great day.:cb: :cb: :cb: :cb:

05-21-2003, 07:14 PM
Hi Ladies,
Sorry I haven't been around lately. I don't have much of a post today. Food hasn't been very good. I just don't feel motivated right now, but I'm sure that will change. Anyway, I'll be in chat tonight, see you there. Hope you all are having a great day.


05-21-2003, 10:12 PM
I figured it would be better for me to change my weigh in day from Sundays to Wednesdays, so I jumped on The Beast (aka the scale :lol: ) this morning:

I LOST THREE MORE POUNDS! :cb: :dance: Considering my TOM is due shortly, that is pretty good (and for the second month in a row, I have not broken out in a thousand zits nor had nutty mood swings :dizzy:

See...I told you all I was going to crack down! :drill: My goal is to break 300 by the time I see the weight loss surgeon on August 25; my food has been great this week, and in addition to doing my 100 tummy crunches and butt lifts this morning, I also did my 30 minute workout this afternoon.

With the cool wet weather, I haven't been able to walk much. Maybe I better hit the mall to walk instead :shrug:

Another shot from the May 19 photo session:

05-22-2003, 04:14 AM
Hi girls! :wave: I'm here, but I'm not coherent anymore. It's almost 3:00 AM here as I'm typing.

Today was my 'baby's' 22nd birthday. OMG am I getting old!!! :o He's still at school so we met him at a nice restaurant that's 1/2 way between here and there. We had a nice dinner and he opened his gifts. I took a small cake, just enough for a small piece for each of us. It was nice.

I high-tailed it home to attend the School Board Meeting, which wasn't necessary to 'high-tail' it since they started a half hour late! :( But I'll have you know, I played nice with the others tonight!!! :eek:

I'm going to run. I can't see straight anymore.

"Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep." - Carl Sandburg

05-22-2003, 04:26 AM
Originally posted by thinthinker

"Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep." - Carl Sandburg
Thin... I love that quote. It is sooooo true.
But sometimes you get the sweetest onions and oh so yummy. :)

No time for this girl to visit either. 2:30 am here... and I have to drive to Missouri in the morning.
No rest for the wicked. :o

I sure do miss some of you who are not posting .... Where are you hiding??
I know summer always slows down the posting...
but I don't want you to quit all together. :no:
Please poke your heads in and say hello. PLEASE !!!!!

05-22-2003, 08:36 AM
I'm here 2cute
I am so tired I caan't seem to get enough rest for some reason. I have to set up a meeting to plan 2 years worth of programs for the Mississippi Genealogy Society as well as all my other duties.

My sons leg is a lot better, but it should be his meds was 91.00 and that was for the generic brand.Guess who had the honor of paying for it?

Food is terrible I ate a whopper combo yesterday from Buger King. I can't seem to get back on track. I don't know if I want to really. I don't mean that of course, but it is so tough. I feel so down a lot of the time.

Sorry to gross to all of you :(

Chat was nice last night sorry I had to run so quick.
Hey guys send me some energy:dizzy:

Well I am going to run and soak in a hot tub of water before work time. Hope all of you have a greaat day

05-22-2003, 09:22 AM
Hi gang!

I've had a very hard day today. Couple of times have wanted to go for a walk, but been really busy cooking. Then I've had this headache from :censored: , and in the end, no exercise got done. But that's ok, I'll just go for my really long one tomorrow! :D
And the good thing is that I stayed on program with food, even managing to bank points!!! :cp:

Good news is I HAVE LOST 2 KILOS!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAYYYYYY!!!! My first official loss since I started my program again!! :dance: :dance: :dance: :cb: :cb: :cb:

Night! :D

05-22-2003, 09:32 AM
PS For all of you who are feeling a bit low and need a bit of a boost, here goes....

:goodvibes :goodvibes HUGGSSSSS AND HAPPY VIBES!!!!! :goodvibes :goodvibes

... and a bit more...

CAN YOU DO THIS??? :yes: :yes:

DO YOU WANT TO GIVE UP??? :no: :no:


.. I AM :strong:
...GIVE YOURSELF A BIG :grouphug:
AND HAVE A GOOD DAY!!! :flow1:

05-22-2003, 10:34 AM
Hi all! I am still going strong at Curves and still loving it. Weigh in and measurements are next Wed. One girl got weighed and measured yesterday and she lost 8.6 lbs and 10.75 inches in 1 month. She is also going to weight watchers. I am really proud of myself for sticking with this program for almost a month now. I haven't touched regular soda and I've only had 2 diet sodas since I started. I drink water, water, and more water. One thing I do need to do though is eat more veggies. I don't get nearly enough, but what I'm doing seems to be working. I go food shopping tomorrow so we'll see if I'm brave enough to try some new ones. Well today is laundry day so I need to get my butt in gear. Talk to you all later.

05-22-2003, 09:06 PM
Thank you Lynne.... that was a very thoughtful post, and Lord knows we sure do need it. Food hasn't been perfect, or should I say I haven't been perfect, but definitely better. I've had to eat out a lot this week and that is always hard, but I feel like I've made pretty good choices and have turned down things that I really wanted, so all in all, not so bad.

I'm sorry I haven't been around alot lately, but the computer at work has been at the shop and once I get home, I'm running around like something crazy and everytime I sit down to get on the computer, someone else wants on it. :rolleyes:

I've also been getting ready for my trip to Charlotte and that has kept me pretty busy too. I've not left you guys...just not been around as much. After I get back from the race, things should settle down some. I hope. :^:

We've also got a new addition to the family... Well, I guess I should say new additions. My cat, Emily, had her kittens! Guess when she had them?! On May 20th at 3:03am! Now, the date may not be too important to you, but it was to me. Guess who else's birthday is May 20th? I'll give you one guess....and the first two don't count. :s:
TONY'S! He turned 32 on Tuesday, the same day the kittens were born. Emily must be a Tony fan too! :lol:

Here's some pictures of her and the babies!

We have five total......they all will be long haired, and have flat little faces like their mama. There are three black and two silvery gray.


Here's one of me today at work

Hope you all have a wonderful evening and I'll hop back in here before I leave.

Love to all....

05-22-2003, 11:45 PM
Wow, Tina you look great! :cb: Congrats on the new kittens; they are adorable (I love baby kittens)! Mama cat must definitely be a Tony fan too!

The weather was a bit chilly today, but at least there wasn't any rain. Nevertheless, I got a workout in, and worked on my website as well, to make it look more organized and professional. I think I am going to keep this blond cuteness (:lol: ); I've gotten so much positive feedback on it both online and offline. :bravo: I can just envision now how I am going to look once the rest of this weight is off :cb:!

Below is Tigger and Noah doing one of their "Cat Wrestling Federation" matches:lol: For those of you that haven't been to Tigger and Noah's website (http://pages.ivillage.com/loranden/tiggerandnoah) , Noah is the orange/white tubby tabby and Tigger is the grey/brown/black/white kitty with the white paws...and takes being King Kitty seriously:s:

05-23-2003, 12:48 AM
Hi everyone! :wave: Things are still in high gear here. I took #1 son to lunch and then I had a dinner shop this evening. BIG eatin' day! :( Anyway, it was 'take your son to work day' again. It's the pitts that he's unemployed, gradgiated (yes, this word IS spelled correctly), but unemployed! :o That will have to change SOON! :yes:

2cute: Hope the garage sale is going well and you can unload all your treasures. Have a safe trip back home.

Lori: I like the blonde. Looks good. 3 pounds is great progress. You go, girl!

Steph: I'm so proud of you going to Curves. Gosh, I'm gearing up to do something BIG. Can't wait to hear your weigh/measure results.

Mary: Goodness, that's terrible about your son. I hope he's feeling better real soon. * Sounds like you've got your hands full with the family, job and geneology stuff. I hope you're enjoying some of it.

Lynne: WOW, looks like you're making some good progress. Good for you.

Tina: I wondered where you ran off to. Looks like you were birthing a new family. :) What little cuties. What are you going to do with all those new kitties. Do you have homes for them yet, or are you keeping them all??? Thanks for sharing the pics of your extended family AND that new one of YOU. You look great!!!

Kat: I'm so sorry about your former co-worker. That can be a real shock, especially so young. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family. * School must almost be over for your daughter. I bet she can't wait for graduation.

Amanda: I sure hope you're in better spirits by now. Stop in and keep us posted.

Deon: You have NOT "fallen and can't get up". Look at your next statement and it was how you were only 2 points over. That is a nice comeback from BingeCity. You can pull this together. Don't give up.

Terri: You're right, all it takes is a little determination. Go for it!!!

Tracy: 4 pounds, Good Girl! That's wonderful. Keep it up.

Well girls, I was labeling and stuffing envelopes all night with my election flyers. Nothing better to do when I was watching a movie. And hey, it's better than eatting! :D

I am so looking forward to honey's and my get-away next week. The thread is really slowing down, I sure hope there's a thread to come home to. Love :love: to all. Nitey nite!!! :yawn:

"In three words I can sum up everything i've learned about life. It goes on." - Robert Frost

05-23-2003, 02:45 AM
Oh yes a big :bravo: for me! I went to WI tonight and I wasnt even going to go, in fact on Mon I was all ready to quit WW completely, and guess what I was actually down .6!!:cb: Now I know that doesn't seem like much to some of you but for me it is a big deal, when a week ago I went up 2.6 and had 2 really big binges this week. So yes I am very excited and sooo back on track. :cp:

Tina and Lori: Love the kitty pics. I would put one of my kitty but still haven't quite figured out how to get pics on here, maybe I will work on that tomorrow.

Beginning: 362
before gain:333
goal:160 something.

05-23-2003, 04:11 AM
Alright I think I have it now, we will see how this one looks. If anyone saw the two posts I deleted I apologize I just realized that that picture was way too big to be on here so I am attempting one final time to post my before picture, and please forgive me I am really not as mean as I look, I think it is just because I hate having my picture taken but that will change.

05-23-2003, 04:21 AM
I'm in a great mood today. I just got home a little while ago. I had the best day. My daughter had her last day at preschool today then when I got home I went over to our neighbors. I spent five hours teaching our neighbors 13 yr. old daughter how to make beaded jewelry. She had such a blast and was so into what I taught her. Don't you love those moments? Those moments when you realize that you can make a real difference in someone's life? She was already interested in beads and I just took that interest and showed her what to do with it. It was so fun to see her own amazement at what she could do.

I guess it inspired me in the weight loss thing too. I think I had my break through. I realized that weight loss is like learning beading. I already have an interest, and so far I've been looking for the right teacher to show me what to do with the interest I've got. From there it is my own creativity and my own interest to continue. I just need the directions. So, in chat the other night Sandy was telling me how many points I could have on WW. I think I'm going to try that plan and see if that is the tool I need. Anyway the thing is I'll just have to keep trying different patterns until I find one that works. I've spent many years beading and one of the biggest things I've learned is some things just work for you and some just don't. Take what works for you and work it to the best of your ability. That is what I'm going to do with this.

Anyway, I hope everyone is well. Since everyone else posted pics of their kitties I'm going to post one of my kitty Macy.

05-23-2003, 09:45 AM
Just popping in to say HI! And I'm off to work! Will try and check in tomorrow since I am off...we plan to do spring cleaning tomorrow since John is home too. He is starting today but how much he will get done with Andrew home is debatable...I am betting ZILCH!

Gotta run to work!
Oh Deon...great picture! You all are so brave! Maybe I will get there one day where I can post mine too!!
TTFN Michelle

05-23-2003, 12:07 PM
Didn't get the chance to have that long walk I'd hoped for. Marc got offered a shift that would bring in good money, so my day went too quickly to get one in... but I went for a quick one so I've at least done my exercise for the day! I had to go when it was dark, and on the main streets it's ok, but relectant to go down the side streets, so that's why I kept it short :D

Food's been really good. I've been under points again, and feeling really positive, which is a good thing!!

Amanda, WW was a turning point for me, in that it taught me to truly understand the "consequences" of food. I wish you good luck in your new found approach!


PS Love all your photos - Tina, HOW do you get those big photos up??? Please tell me, cos I've got some really nice ones to share...

05-23-2003, 12:12 PM
Quick post to let you know my laser eye surgery went well yesterday... technically, I"m not REALLY supposed to be on the computer yet :o but I just wanted to let ya'll know I was here! :)

Kat: I'm so sorry to hear about the woman who used to work with you. It's such a shock when a person is so young. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you.

Kay. Gotta scoot before my eye doctor finds out I was here! :lol:

05-23-2003, 08:54 PM