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05-31-2003, 11:26 AM
300+ and Ready to Try Again #342
God Bless America!

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.
And be sure to check if there is a second page. We don't want anyone to miss any posts.
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.


05-31-2003, 11:37 AM
Hi there chickies :wave:

I did it, I saw we were at 30 posts and I started the new thread for us :D Now, I am even posting cause I know that starting a new thread does not count as a post.:lol:

Mary: I'm so jealous, I want a romantic weekend. Hope you are having a great time!!!!!!

I will try to make chat tonight, I hope to see lots of people there? Right now I am off to a friends house to help with her computer. She totally lost her internet explorer? God help us, 2 blondes trying to fix a computer....LOL...actually I got her up and going with Netscape browser last night and am hoping that I can reinstall the other for her? Oh well we shall see.

Hugs to all,

05-31-2003, 05:07 PM
:wave: Hi gang!

Sorry I didn't get to check in yesterday; I was so darn busy, I didn't know if I was coming or going.....:lol:

Well, I finally have my new glasses...YES, I CAN SEE!!! Smaller print is not really a problem anymore anyway...at least for the time being:^:

Today, it rained in buckets, so why not a better day to do laundry, clean the house and the cat box? Noah escaped outside a couple times, but it wasn't too long before he was meowing to be let back in.

Tina...I saw the new pics, and what can I say? **PANT PANT** You go, girl! Keep on showing those pics, I love them!

Nice to see ya, 2cute! :wave:

Thanks for the new thread, Sandy...Bad me, I have been slacking off lately :lol:

Nice to see the rest of you posting too...and can you all believe as of tomorrow, we are into June ALREADY? Wow.

05-31-2003, 06:54 PM
Just a short post to bring us back up to the top and make sure I get emails whenever there are new posts. I will try to make chat tonight, hope to see you there Sandy and Mary. :drill: Everyone else get your but in to chat sometimes. We have fun and most of you are missing out on it. :nono:

I have had a fair day for food. Most of my snacking and over eating is in the evenings. You know, when I'm sitting here in front of the computer. We keep saying we aren't going to eat by the computer, but that has yet to happen. :^:

My hubby's job has been good. The only thing is like what happened today. He got home from work early and doesn't work tomorrow which is good. The problem is he was so hyper :hyper: that he was driving me nuts. Ughhh.... Oh well. Wish I had that much energy.:dizzy:

So that is all for today. See you ladies tonight.


05-31-2003, 11:35 PM
Good Evening Gals!
I hope everyone had a great Saturday! It's been crazy here. I found someone yesterday to take care of the yard - since our mower died and we haven't been able to attempt fixing it yet. Last night we lost our Internet service. The cable co. couldn't figure out the problem and told us they couldn't get someone out until Tuesday. Well --- that just didn't work for us. We live by the Internet. So tonight we bought a new cable modem to see if that was the problem - sure enough - we got it fixed! :)

Jeff and I took the train up to New York City today. I love going into the city. I don't think I could ever live there, but it's so much fun to visit. Unfortunately we didn't have great weather, but we accomplished our mission --- Jeff is buying me a new engagement/wedding ring set for our anniversary. He is too sweet! :love: So, I had found a jeweler in NYC over the Internet with some beautiful things at great prices, but I wasn't willing to buy anything sight unseen, so we decided to make a day of it. I don't know when/how he is giving me the rings - they are getting mailed to his office - probably next week. Our anniversary is the 4th and my b-day is the 10th so it'll be in there somewhere. Anyway ---- we also went to eat at the ESPN Zone in Times Square and played in the arcade. We at a lot --- but walked A LOT today. All in all, it was a great day and I am now wiped out!
I was able to hop on chat with Sandy and Amanda for a short while tonight. Sorry I had to leave early! :D

I plan on sleeping late tomorrow and doing some work around the house - probably some grocery shopping and errand running. Nothing too exciting. I need a day to just bum around.

I'm sure I'll be around tomorrow. Have a good night all!
Sweet Dreams.


05-31-2003, 11:45 PM
Hi Again -
Sandy, Amanda and were talking about our pets tonight. Turns out Sandy and I have one that is the same mix.

Here is Heidi - my 8 year old beagle/terrier mix.

05-31-2003, 11:47 PM
And, here is Lucy - my 7 year old Mutt. Many people have speculated about what she is, but we have no idea. She is such a sweet dog.

You are already familiar with Charlee - my beady eyed little Chihuahua, so now you have met our 3 girls! :)

06-01-2003, 12:12 AM
Here is my kitty Emily:

This is when the kittens were two days old. (born on Tony's birthday) :D



Kittens were one week old here....aren't they cute? How will I ever give them away? :(



Food has been dreadful the last couple of days....but JUNE is a brand new month! Are any of you up for the challenge? :drill:

06-01-2003, 03:40 AM
While everyone is showing off their furbabies (which are ALL adorable, by the way!), here are my two fur-sons, Tigger (the gray/black/brown green-eyed handsome boy) and Noah (the orange/white Tabby Tornado cutie pie!):

06-01-2003, 05:49 AM
I posted a pic of my kitty last time so here is one of my dogs. This is my dog, I've had her since before I met my hubby. She just turned 8 on May 7.

06-01-2003, 05:54 AM
This one is supposedly my daughter's, but he thinks he's mine. He came to us about 6-7 months ago and his name was Lester. :( Now it is Marley, and he is a much more content dog. (Although he is a trash hound and a stinky man, we still love him. He's a total clown.)

06-01-2003, 07:32 AM
I love all those pics! We've only got one pet at the moment, a deaf old white cat called Zepplin. She's quite senile, and drives us nuts! But she's a cute cat that I've had for ages.

I managed to get back into the garden today, and it's looking so GOOD! It didn't end up raining, well spat a little, but not enough to deter me!!! Mum supplied us with lots of cuttings from her garden, so had lots of fun getting them into the ground.

So I did gardening for about 4 hours - another great day of exercise. I'm about to go and do some aerobics to warm up, so I can do my stretches. Last night I even managed to get on the floor and do some situps! :eek:

Food's been good. We're having Thai tonight, but I've already worked out the points, and adjusted my day accordingly.

Summary of the month of May was a 4 kilos loss (8.8 pounds), and 66 kilometers of walking!! :D My aim for June is about the same.


06-01-2003, 10:12 AM
My turn......This one is Chester he is a beagle. He likes to howl a lot as you can see

06-01-2003, 10:17 AM
This one is Evan my son and Sasha our cat.

06-01-2003, 10:20 AM
And the last one....this is Daisy our beagle mix.....Barb, I asked hubby and I was mistaken, she is a beagle/springer mix....but anyway a beagle anything is a great dog I think.

06-01-2003, 02:15 PM
I'm up for a challenge! What do you say? Anyone else?

06-01-2003, 04:55 PM
I need a challenge!!

06-01-2003, 05:42 PM
Hello ladies I'm back. The best part of the weekend was the hot tub at the Hotel:o
We got home before lunch today. I stopped and bought me a 5 gallon aquariam I have been wanting one for a long time. I went to see my brother and nephew yesterday. Damian is growing a lot he will be 8 months old tomorrow.

Sorry I missed chat last night. If I had a laptop the Hotel had internet access in all rooms.

catch you later

06-01-2003, 06:45 PM
I think I could be up for that. What did you have in mind Tina?

I didn't post pics of all my furbabies. We still have two more. A black German shepherd and an orange tabby. I didn't want to monopolize space. :lol: Some say we have too many pets, but we are all happy and I couldn't love my pets more.

Food ended up terrible yesterday. (But yummy. :T :lol: ) We had pizza for dinner because by the time we got there the bowling alley was closed. I don't think the bowling alley would have been much better, but who knows? It's all in your choices.

I enjoyed chat last night. Thank you!!!

That's all for now. :wave:


06-01-2003, 08:32 PM
Just wanted to ask everyone to keep my nephew in your prayers. He was in a car accident last night and had to have his arm amputated just below the elbow. He also has a broken leg, but we are awaiting more x rays and cat scans to determine what will be done. He is only 12. I thank god that he is still alive, but he is going to have a tough road ahead of him so any and all prayers are welcome. Thanks.

06-01-2003, 09:21 PM
Oh, Steph...I'm so sorry about your nephew's accident. He's the same age as my son. Lots of prayers and good wishes are coming his way! {{{{hugs}}}} to you and his parents too.

Here's my challenge...

I will eat within my plan. (low carb/WW)
I will drink at least 64 oz water/day.
I will exercise daily for at least 30 min.
I will report here daily, and bore you all with the details!

That's it. (I'm not feeling too creative) but really...isn't that all we need to do to at least get the ball rolling? For me the challenge is to keep it rolling!

Gotta grab a nap...work tonight....see you tomorrow!

p.s. Just a thought, why doesn't everyone create their own challenge, state their own rules and post progress daily? I don't know, just kinda thinking about it as I go along...any more ideas?

06-01-2003, 11:16 PM
Good Evening Ladies ---

Steph --- I am so sorry to hear about your nephew. I will keep him in my prayers. Sending hugs your way.

I love seeing everyone furbaby pictures. Tina - the kittens are sooooo cute. I see that you have a Tony room! I watched a little of the race today when we were eating out at Damon's. Looks like he ended in a pretty good spot.

I pretty much led a dog's life today --- I did basically nothing. Slept late --- for a change hubby got up with the dogs. I napped on the couch off and on watching tv. Got dressed only to go out to eat and grocery shop. I did a little cleaning downstairs and prepared my lunches and snacks for the next couple days. Now I will probably be awake all night because I napped so much. :shrug:

My June challenge is pretty much what I have been doing ----
1. Staying around 1500-1600 calories per day, less than 15% fat and less than 175g of carbs. Also following WW points.
2. Drink lots of water --- limit iced tea --- which I water down and only sweeten w/ spenda.
3. Exercise at least 30 min per day.
4. Plan meals ahead and shop each week for only what we need.
5. Continue to try and get hubby motivated.
6. Get through our anniversary, my b-day and a 3 day out of town business trip without doing too much damage.
7. Only eat out once a week - and then make wise choices.
8. Stay on plan during weekends -- by far my hardest time.
9. Stay POSITIVE and enjoy each and every day!!!

Well, I've put in in writing - now I am committed!!! Wishing everyone a great night!!! See you tomorrow!

06-02-2003, 03:19 AM
Oh Steph... my heart aches for your nephew and his family.. and whoever was driving the car. {{{Hugs}}} and Prayers.
My grandson is 12 .... I cannot imagine how hard it will be for him.
Kat... I will take up your challenge. :strong:
I don't usually do challenges because they usually mess me up... but I need to recommit to following a program.
I will follow your rules for me.
1. Follow my food plan. No white flour or white sugar. Low carbs
2. 64oz water
3. Exercise (never missing 2 days in a row)
4. Report my progress
Hopefully this will help me. I have put a postie note on my computer and entited it "KAT's Challenge". Just knowing that Kat is doing it even when she doesn't want to will help me do it even when I don't want to. LOL

Everyone has very cute fur babies. We have 2 dogs and LOVE them both !!!!

I have spent the entire weekend house hunting.
Found the perfect house :) but not the perfect location. :(
I don't know if we should jump on it because they are desperate to sell. He lost his job 6 months ago and they just can't afford it anymore. In fact... they have already moved out and if they don't sell soon they may have to let it go back to the bank. I know we can get a great deal on it.
WHAT TO DO ????? I am sooo terrible at making decisions. Grrrrr

I love our "present" tree filled yard with over an acre. (new house is in town with no trees).
Our house needs an update again. I also want a utility ROOM and not a utility closet like I have now. We need to invest a LOT of money into it. Furnace and AC is 25 years old so that needs replacing soon plus all of our appliances needs replacing too.

Plus... we just paid this house off and it is nice to NOT have a house payment. It is old.... but it is ours. BUT... we are getting old and hate all the yard work required here. The new house is much smaller yard. BUT....
LOL ... I could go on and on. LOL

I want to buy the new house but not sell the old one for a year... and see if we really like living in the city again. Maybe rent it out. We have been out in the country for many years. FEAR plays a big role in my decision making. Fear of making the wrong decision. :^: Okay.. thanks for listening. Sorry I rambled so. But it helped me. Thanks.

Storms are headed my way. I can hear the thunder rolling closer and closer.
I better get off of here and shut the computer down. I have a surge protector.. but I feel better having the computer off.
Good night everyone. Sleep tight.

06-02-2003, 09:42 AM
Good Morning Ladies!
Rise and Shine --- wishine everyone a wonderful start of a new week! The sun is FINALLY shining here - it's going to be a beautiful day and I am stuck inside at work all day. The rain is suppose to return tomorrow. Ugh! Hope to see a lot of you checking in, it's been very quiet around here!
See ya later!

Terri in MO
06-02-2003, 09:47 AM
Good morning!

I'm on vacation this week so I should be up doing something really productive!

Steph - So very sorry to hear about your nephew. You and your family will defintely be in our prayers.

2Cute - Good luck with the house decision. I hate making decisions like that. Just make a list of the things most important to you in a house and if that house meets your needs. We once moved into a duplex rental because it was the place of our dreams - only to not pay close enough attention to its location (busy street at the back yard) and was miserable. Go with your heart!

Now, I'm going to try to insert a picture. I took note of Tina mentioning the picture trail and uploaded a pic of my dog, Bear. If this works, I'd like for DH to take pictures of me and maybe I can post one of those too.

Have a great OP day!

Terri in MO
06-02-2003, 09:52 AM

That didn't work quite like I expected. I did the "IMG" and pasted in my URL address. Oh well, at least you can click on it and see the pic. Still works.

06-02-2003, 10:00 AM
Steph, that is terrible, and my thoughts go to all of you, especially your nephew. Awful thing to happen to anyone, but for a 12 year old kid, will be very hard. Let him know that even a stranger in Australia is thinking of him! :grouphug:

I went for a REALLY long walk today - 1 hour!!!! :dance:
After that and my stretches, I'm certainly feeling my muscles working!

Food's been good. I was determined to be under points, but missed out by 5.... one too many bread rolls with the yummy beef stew that Marc made.

I've just done my nails. I love doing that, always makes me feel like a new woman!

I started a thread in Buddy Up, asking people to join me in challenges for the same reason that you guys are doing it here - it always helps to throw in that extra bit of spice to an every day weight loss program - helps keep it from getting stale and boring.. Good luck to you all! My only challenge right now is to keep track of my points. Even on a "good" day, the odd extra adds up enough to tip the scales!

I'm off to watch a scary movie with Marc.... Aliens - a good oldy!


06-02-2003, 10:09 AM
I'm going to try attaching a photo of me in the hospital after Becky was born, with my other kiddlywink Josh.

06-02-2003, 10:13 AM
Good Morning chicks,

Steph: Your nephew is in my prayers. Such a sad thing for a 12 year old to have to deal with. His parents are in my prayers too.

Terri: I just clicked on it and it opened another window and there was Bear...he is adorable. I also went to picture trail to try to figure out how to put more than one pic in etc. but well I guess I need somemore time, because I gave up and am over on yahoo in my photo album trying to figure it out there too?

Wishing everyone a great day.

06-02-2003, 10:53 AM
I found this while cruising around Dotti's Weight Loss Zone, thought I'd share ... (btw, if you've never checked out her site, give it a shot, www.dwiz.com...she's got LOTS of good info there, esp if you are a Weight Watcher.)
To all beginning dieters, from someone who has been there...
For some reason you chose today to lose weight. Maybe it was because it is a new year, or because you saw a picture of yourself, or because the doctor told you too. Whatever the reason, you have found this site, and you are starting out, and you feel like quitting. Don't do that until you read on.

You see, I too once had to lose weight. Never mind my reasons, like you, I needed to lose. In my case, 58 pounds.

Let me share a little of my journey for it will be good for me to leave it here, and it will be good for you to walk in my shoes.

There were days, when the diet (counting calories for me) was so easy, that I couldn't believe anyone had ever managed to mess this up. Food just seemed to be fuel and nothing more.

There were days, when I thought I would starve to death, and the calories were gone shortly before lunch.

There were days, when I lost weight even though I felt like I had really messed up the week before.

There were days, when I gained weight despite being totally OP every day.

There were days, when exercise came easily.

There were days, when I was too exhausted or too busy to move at all.

There were days, when I just wanted to quit and accept that I was JUST FAT.

There were days, when I would wake myself up crunching my stomach muscles.

There were days, when everyone noticed that I had lost weight and compliments flowed like wine.

There were days, when no one noticed.

There were days, when I thought I had to starve to lose.

There were days, when I thought I could eat anything and I would lose despite it.

There were days, when I just wanted to be done.

There were days, when I thought I could continue forever.

There were days, when I felt fat, and the scales would be lower.

There were days, when I felt thin, and the scales would be higher.

There were days, when I wished someone would notice.

There were days, when I wished no one would notice again.

You see, they were just days. And if you tackle each day, one at a time, the next day, you get a different day. So for today, don't give up. Tomorrow will bring a loss, if you do what you are supposed too. I promise. And then,

There were days, when I realized, that I am not dieting anymore. This is totally normal, and I can't imagine eating any other way.


2cute...you have given me such motivation to succeed! How can I NOT do well on "Kat's Challenge?"

I have to get some sleep, I'm falling asleep here...I'll be back!

Post your personal challenges!

06-02-2003, 04:06 PM
Just popping in to say hi and thanks for all the prayers and words of support.We are going to see him tomorrow as they are taking him off the breathing tube and are going to bring him slowly out of sedation. It is going to be rough, but I know that we all need to be strong for him as he isn't aware yet as to what has happened. Again thanks for the prayers.

Terri in MO
06-02-2003, 05:52 PM
Stop!! Don't Post Here. Go to new thread #343