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06-01-2003, 10:33 AM
Welcome to the Weighty Issues thread! We are a group of women who are trying to get through every day life with the help of each other. No topics are off limits, we discuss everything. If it wasn't for these girls I probably wouldn't be here trying to get healthy.

06-01-2003, 10:37 AM
okay, I am back on track today! :lol: Next weekend I have to make sure that I plan it out so I don't mess it up again. I dont want to fall back into that pattern again because that is what made me gain all my weight back in the first place. My lomein was awesome though!!

Last night we made a fire for the kids and we all made s'mores and the kids had hotdogs. I have never had a s'more and boy werent they good. i ate about 4 of them. And I used lots of chocolate. BAD GIRL!!

We watched National Security last night. That was so funny. Analyze That was kinda boring. I still have to finish it this morning.

I got in 3 miles already so hopefully it isn't raining tonight and I can do it again and start my week off right.

06-02-2003, 02:32 AM
Hi everybody,

I hope you all have had a great weekend!!! mine has actually been pretty good so far. I'm slowing getting back on track. Although I'm going to have to bust my butt to get to my vacation goal, especially since we're leaving on Saturday (Hopefully, as long as the money comes thru) AHHHH, dry desert air, good time to get a tan. ;) Well this is also the last week of school for my son. 2 1/2 days left and he will be a 2nd grader. Where does the time go? But by the end of the summer, I'll be thinking that the time doesn't go fast enough. I've got to plan some activities for them this summer, especially since I'm going to be home with them the whole time.

Angie: Glad to hear your back on track. Lomein sounds soooooo good right now. I have to try and behave myself while on our trip. It's harder when I'm in the motorhome though, cause there is a pantry and fridge with all kinds of stuff in it. And when your driving for like 8 hours, all there really is to do is sleep( which I won't be doing with the kids around) or eat. :dizzy:

Well my daughter Ivy wants me to go watch the Wiggles movie with her so I'm off for the night. Talk to you all tomorrow.

06-02-2003, 12:25 PM
Hey I found ya! :wave:

I am busy right now doing billing I just wanted to pop in real quick. I will be back later this afternoon.

06-02-2003, 02:10 PM
OK now I can sit down and write a little.

Sandy Joe only went to fire school for work. He had to do a week long training. He has to be HAZMAT certified and fire certified just in case something happend and they needed him. He works for a pipeline company that deals with propane. (and no he isn't Hank Hill lol)

Noell we went to see Bruce Almighty. I laughed thru the whole thing. I think it helped that I had already had 2 medium maragritas and a strawberry daiquiry. I want to see Nemo though. I love cartoons!

Jen I am sure you will be were you need to be for Saturday. Just keep your head up and think about what your pay off will be. I have never ridden in a motor home. Is it fun?

Angie what luck! How many new accounts did you get? Alos don't be so hard on yourself. You are doing so good I bet you don't even gain anything from the eating. Oh by the way, I got the BB FF yogurt and I can't stop eating it. It is so good. I really have to control myself.

Joe not being home does suck royally! Talk about getting lazy. When he isn't home I really don't have any motivation to do anything. Even the dog is bored.

I am thinking about going to school again. Just a few random thoughts going through my head.

06-02-2003, 02:27 PM
Hi there girls, I seemed to have found you. I figured I'd go looking because I hadn't gotten an e mail saying there was any new messages. So, I went a hunting and found you.

Kempy: Sorry I was all messed up there, didnt realize he worked a pipeline. But, still I would be lonley too.

Angie: How many accounts did you get ????? Come on~~~inquiring minds need to know...LOL

Hugs to all,

06-02-2003, 05:31 PM
Noelle I just read your journal and I am so sorry so hear about your friend. I think we sometimes forget how precious life is until something like this happens.

We are here for you if you need to talk. :grouphug:

06-02-2003, 05:52 PM
Hey girls, I'm here. Thanks Kempy for the consolation. I didn't realize how fond I was of her until I thought of all the things she did for me, inspiring and mentoring me. I will miss her. Yup, it's so true that you don't know what you got until it's gone. I'm glad I'm all alone in this office because I've been crying like a baby. On the plus side I don't feel like eating much of anything. And hey, congrats on your decision to go to school again. Life's too short not to take chances and do what you gotta do.

I need to step out the office and get ahold of myself. Live life to the fullest girls, enjoy your family and friends and cherish each and every one of them every day.

06-02-2003, 07:41 PM
Noelle: I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. But, I do think your right, live life to the fullest and do what you want to do, because there are no gaurantees.

Wishing you all a good day/evening


06-02-2003, 08:00 PM
WOW< Finally I can get 5 seconds to post!!

Noelle, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I choked on some Candy once when I was little and it was a good thing my grandmother was there because my mother was drinking and didn't take me seriously. I still remember the feeling of that. SCARY! I am one of those parents that never allowed round candies around my kids because of that.

I got 2 new big accounts for the Irving Company. I should start them on Wednesday when the boss gets back from Boston. I cant wait. I hope he loses all of them!! Bad arent I?

Kempy, I just went and bought 2 things of the Blue Bunny. I dont want to run out. :lol:

I have been nibbling and I cant understand why I would do that. I ate 2 donut holes today and some of Jays chocolate Croissant. I dont want to relax and gain any weight back because I just started to feel comfortable where I am. I really need to work on it because I dont want to wake up in a few months and have gained the 70 pounds back.

06-02-2003, 10:46 PM
Thanks for your hugs and sympathies over the loss of my friend. Those tears sure helped. Anyway I'm in a better frame of mind right now. Her niece from NJ is supposed to fly in on Thursday to take care of her affairs including a memorial service possibly this weekend or early next week. I really don't think they'll be flying her back here since she had no family here, all are on the mainland--and there's only one sister and the niece. So sad.

Angie I remember being 4-5 years old and choking on "Life Savers" of all things. Isn't that ironic? My mom used to hide them in her dresser drawer but that didn't stop me from finding them and choking on them :dizzy: . Back then people used to start whacking the choking person on the back, but now there's the heimlich maneuver. Congrats on your 2 new accounts and good luck on getting the rest of them. See? There is justice in this world--cheaters get caught and honest people get their due. Gosh, I know about nibbling. Isn't it scary how fast the weight can come back on? and if you don't buckle back down right away things can get out of control! I'm having a pretty good food day so far and hope for a good week.

Well, I've gotta run again, check you gals out later. Take care of yourselves.

06-03-2003, 01:45 AM
Hi everybody,

I hope you all have had a good monday. Well today was weigh in day........I lost 5 pounds I am now only 3 pounds away from my vacation goal. I guess the step up in my workout helped. I just can't keep it up for too long. I took a break from the gym today and just did some regular walking today, but it's back to the gym tomorrow. Eating was okay today, I think I had a little too many pretzels, and I just got done eating some fat free frozen yogurt. Maybe that's why I feel guilty. I don't know. I'm still working on the rest of my water.

I have officially gone crazy about the trip. Nothing I have planned is good enough for my sister or it's nothing that she wanted to do. Even though I have asked for feedback for the past 2 weeks. Oh well. I just have to keep whining about it. I wrote all of it in my journal, so if you want to hear the whole thing, you could read it there, otherwise this post will be a mile long by the time I'm done with it. :lol:

Noelle: I am so sorry about your friend. That's really hard. I wish I had something else to say, but I'm never really good at that. If you need anything......

Angie: Congratulations on your new accounts!!!!!

Kempy; I've been wanting to see Bruce Almighty since I saw the previews, but I never know what to do about Jim Carrey movies. Some are really good, and some are just awful. But now that you said it was hilarious.....I'm going.

Sandy: How are you doing?

Well I better go for now. Hope you all have a great Tuesday!!!!!

06-03-2003, 08:09 AM
Hey there chicks,
I'm officially back on the wagon again. Gosh, it was so easy to fall off and has taken me weeks to climb back on and keep my butt planted. I need to get this weight off!!! I hate it. I have joined a challenge page though, so I think that will help. I seemed to have given myself permission to go off plan a little and just one thing led to another and another and another....bad cycle!!! So today Tuesday June 3, I am back!!! I'm not sure if I will follow the WW plan to a tee, but I will and am going to pretty much follow it, but will not obsses about my points. I tend to have a really low pt day and then an okay pt day and then I may be over a couple of pts, so I think it will all work in the end. And isn't it OPRAH that said you have to find a plan that works for you not everyone else. Maybe I have discovered one for me?:D

Angie: Congrat's on the accounts, thats great. The Irving we have down here in the town next to me Waldoboro, they have a bakery in their store, so I did not realize that some of the stores account out their baked goods? And I never knew that their dougnuts were baked.....LOL...but don't they have to be fried to be frozen? I'm not a baker!!!! LOL.

I know what you mean about the hard candy, I still have a heart attack when someone tries to give my 5 year old a life saver or a hard ball candy of some sorts.

Jen: Congrats on the 5 lbs, that is so great!!!! Keep up the wonderful work.

Kempy: Hope your day goes well. What do you want to go back to school to be? Anything in particular? I think it's a great idea, especially since you don't have kids and stuff, you can really get some stuff done. Once you have kids (god love them) you don't get to much accomplished for the first few years of their lives.

Well girls, talk to you all later.

06-03-2003, 11:00 AM
Good Morning!! I just got my walk in and I jumped on the scales this morning. I am back down to 142 and I have no idea how it happened. :lol: When I say I messed up on Saturday I mean that I MESSED UP BAD. I won't complain though.

JEN, WAY TO GO GIRL!!!! I know how you feel with the planning of your vacation. Plan what you want to do because you will never make everyone happy. Make sure YOU have fun. I am envious of you. I want to go do something. We made a fire in the yard for the kids Saturday night and made S'mores and hot dogs and it was so much fun. I told Jay we should rent a camper for a night and take the kids in the woods and go camping. I hate to sleep in tents but I think a camper would be fun and it would only have to be for a night because we only get one day off a week.

Sandy, That is how I diet. I have people look at me like I am crazy because I dont follow any plan but when I started 3 years ago I said I would have to eat as closely to normal as I can to make it work. so I bought lowfat or fat free versions of the same crap I always ate and it works for me. :lol: You can do this. I think most places like that buy them frozen and just heat them up and fill. Yeah they need to be fried before they can be frozen. I do that for Sundays or we would never get a day off. hehe

Noelle, You can do this. You have come so far. How was last night for you?

Kempy, Going back to school sounds great! Sounds even better if you can work for yourself. You would love that! Good Luck!

06-03-2003, 11:52 AM
Jen you go girl! I am with Angie on making yourself happy. A vacation is about relaxing not trying to please everyone. I bet when you get back and tell your sister how much fun you had she will be upset that she didn't go. Don't worry about it you just have a good time.

Sandy I think you have to make the plan work for you too. I know what works for me doesn't work for anyone else. I am with you too about being on the wagon again. I started over yesterday too.

Angie you kill me (in a good way) you can mess up and still lose weight. You are doing something right.

I am trying to go in for electrolysis scholling. I have to figure out how to pay for it and what we will do if I cut back on my hours. My mom thinks I should work here Sunday - Wednesday and go to school Thursday - Saturday. IS SHE INSANE!! I need a day off somewhere. I know myself to well, I can't work and do something non-stop. I told her what would happen is that I would ge feed up and end up quiting both things. Not a good idea.

I did some weights yesterday and I was going to take Echo for a walk when I got home. Well, the walk idea got cancelled b/c of the cat. She kept following me. I couldn't get her to stay at the house so I just threw some things in the yard for Echo to chase. I am hopiong that the weight training counted for something. Oh well, today is another day.

06-03-2003, 12:32 PM
My cats try to follow me sometimes too Kempy. I usually throw some rocks into the yard and they chase them and I can get a clean getaway. :lol: Plus they are all so fat I doubt they would make it very far. Silly kitties!!

I found a new game for Rebel. I hit the badminton birdie in the front yard and he chases it and brings it back and drops it. He loves it. He is a ball freak too.

I hope you can figure out how to do both. It sounds cool.

06-03-2003, 03:31 PM
What a day I am having. I am trying to find a loan for this school and I am not having any luck in doing so. :headache:

I know that if this is meant to be it will happen but I can't just sit back and wiat for it to happen by itself.

06-03-2003, 05:19 PM
Good Luck finding some financing Kempy. It sounds like such a good thing for you that I hope it works out. Is Joe gone this week? If he is going to be working alot for a while school would be great for you to stay busy with.

Noelle, where are you today?

Someone started a new thread and said that most of the other threads are just whining. I kinda have a problem with that because I think I need to whine to help stay on track. I thought we were here to help each other and I figure having a bad day and complaining about it counts too. Now I agree with the swift kick in the *** theory but really, If I was to tell you "GET BACK ON TRACK NOW!" when you want to eat candy would it really make you stick on track? It wouldn't me because I would have already made up my mind that I am going to eat. I think that only we can make ourselves stick to a diet and the rest of us are here for support and friendship and that is about all we can do. Does that make any sense? Plus I have whined ALOT but I also managed to lose 65 pounds doing it. :lol:

How is everyones day so far?

06-03-2003, 05:30 PM
We are women, we do that the best. :lol: It makes me feel better to talk about what is going on. I don't necessarily think it is whinning.

06-03-2003, 05:38 PM
I agree. I like that we discuss all of our problems and don't try to sugarcoat everything.

I found out today that Corey hasn't paid his lunch money every week. I owe for 13 lunches. I hope he enjoyed spending it because next year I am paying with a check in full the first week. Their last day of school is next Tuesday. YIKES!!! What am I going to do with 3 screaming,fighting kids everyday all summer. :lol:

06-03-2003, 06:01 PM
Put them to work!!! :lol: I am sure they would just love that.

That little booger, I bet he bought candy. Have you said anything to him yet? I would love to be a fly on the wall for that conversation. :lol:

06-03-2003, 06:20 PM
Oh he knows. He saw the caller ID when the school called and he stayed in his room when I came in from the bakery. I told him I knew and he said he didn't spend it. They like to lie to the end. So I guess I will send a check in with Brit and make sure it gets paid this time.

Alicia says she wants to be a baker when she grows up so she would like to work for about 10 minutes. :lol:

I like today, I actually got caught up. Until tomorrow because we should start the 2 new accounts then. I hope. That should be a couple hundred more a week. Now maybe I can pay off the credit card. That would be nice.

06-03-2003, 06:42 PM
Hey girls, I'm here. I stuck close to home today to get some laundry done and in a few minutes I'll be off to pick up my son from school. I do plan to head to the office this afternoon but only because it's air conditioned. It's a scorcher here today. The breeze is really light so you can really feel the heat. I just found out that my friends memorial service will be on Monday evening so I plan to go to that.

Kempy how long is your school for? Do they offer any kind of financial aid? Yeah that sucks wanting to go back to school to make more money, but not being able to sustain the same income--what about bills in the interim? *sigh* I wish I would've listened to my parents when they were willing to pay the full tuition :lol: , I should've been a doctor...(yeah right) .

Angie did Corey have some extra YuGiOh cards that appeared out of nowhere? :lol: I wonder what he did w/the money. Check under his mattress maybe? Well, at least the school still fed him even though he didn't pay for them. Are you gonna make him work those off? I would.

Sandy, I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW how hard it is to get back on track. I've been struggling w/the same thing as well. I did good yesterday and today so far so good. The only thing I can offer is that if you keep trying, eventually you'll get that "click" back and we'll be back in the groove. Don't give up, I'm not. We can do this!

As far as that other thread about not whining...well, I think it helps to hear that other people are struggling with the same issues as we are as far as losing weight. I like positivity too, but a little too much sugar can be, well...a bit annoying if you ask me. I like that we're pretty honest about our feelings here, whining, ranting and raving included.

06-03-2003, 07:07 PM
He has been buying candy lately but they bribe money from grandma all the time so I didnt think anything of it. :lol: He will have something for a job I am sure. I will take some of your heat. It is windy here today and I really just want a warm day to lay out by the pool and maybe go swimming. That would be great.

Way to go on being a good girl yesterday and today!!! I think you have done great so far even with a few slip ups. As long as we all pick ourselves up and continue forward I consider it a win win situation.

Well, I am off to walk around the block. I will check back later.

06-03-2003, 09:46 PM
Hey Angie and Noelle I just e-mailed you a new pic of Chris. I dropped her a line to make sure she was still ok. She looks great!

I got a workout in again today. I works chest and triceps and I was able to get in 20 mins of cardio. I know that isn't much but I only have an hour to change, workout and then change back so that I can get back to work. I am thinking this aftrenoon workout might actually work. I was going to walk Echo tonight but it is SOOOOOOOO humid I can bearly breath out there. I let her run around for a little while but even she was ready to go inside.

06-03-2003, 09:48 PM
Oh yeah Noelle, the school has some sort of aid but I can't remembr what the woman said. I have a meeting with her on the 14th so I will be able to get the infor then. I am just trying to get as much info as I can right now.

06-04-2003, 02:07 AM
hey girls,

I was going to post earlier but I guess I was just being lazy for a while. Well today was okay, got in the exercise and the eating was actually really good I think. I'm finishing up my water. I'm actually starting to get tired. I was up until 2 am with my daughter again. This is getting really hard. She does sleep late, but then so do I and by the time we both get up it's pretty late in the day, and I can't get everything done that I wanted to. She is still up right now, but I'm thinking she might pass out soon. :crossed:

I have decided for the next 3 days I am going to work out twice a day. Walking in the morning at least 2 miles, and then I will go to the gym in the evening, for the walking, biking, and elliptical. Now I'm not planning on doing that forever, it's jsut to jump start this before I go on vacation. I'm really going to try to be good. We brought the motor-home over today to get it ready. I need to start on the house again, and make sure it and all the laundry is done by Thursday night so I can pack everything on Friday. For some reason I'm wired right now. Sis is still annoying the **** out of me. I'm still hoping she decides to stay and take care of the dogs. She started complaining about how my kids are going to make so much noise and stuff. They're kids. Please, oh please stay home.

Tomorrow is my sons last day of school. He's in first grade. I loved his teacher this year. She was so nice. I can't believe the year went by so fast, pretty soon he'll be graduating from high school.

Angie; I saw that thread also. I don't really agree with it either. For some it may be a good idea, but not for me. If I don't whine on here, then I have nobody else ot whine to and then I know I will give up. And the lunch money thing...it sounds like something my son would do :lol:

Kempy: if they offer financial aid there might be some kind of grant you might qualify for. You could always apply and see what happens. I beleive the website is www.fafsa.gov

Well we had a kidnapping here in Denver today. A 2 week old baby was taken from his mom on a street corner or something. We have had Amber alerts all day. They still haven't found her or the baby, and that was almost 12 hours ago.

Well I better go, this has gotten long enough. I will talk to you all later. Hopefully in the morning! You all have a great Wednesday.

06-04-2003, 08:47 AM
Chris looks great!!

Kempy, glad to see you came back to Gen's thread for the challenges. I like doing the challenges even if I don't make them all. :lol: YEAH on getting in a workout! You know it is sticky and humid when the dog doesn't even want to play. haha

Jen, I hope your sis backs out of your vacation. It sounds like you will have a much better time if she doesn't go with you. I hope you have a great time either way! Did they find the baby yet? That is so sick that there are so many weirdos in the world.

Sandy, Where are ya and how are ya doing?

Noelle, I hope you have a great day!!

I suppose I should go for a walk and get it over with incase it gets hot!!! HAHA I am so funny. It won't get hot, we have sucky weather here!!

06-04-2003, 10:30 AM
Good Morning everyone!!!! I am in high spirits so far. Nothing has ruined my day but then again it is only 8:30 AM. I am going to keep a good outlook though.

Sandy did we upset you talking about that other thread. I noticed that you were on it. Trust me we didn't mean anything. I like coming here to vent, you guys are my friends and that is what friends do. I don't think we whine. We just get it out and that is very healthy.

Jen I am with Angie, I don't think your sis should go. It sounds like she has already made up her mind that she wont have fun so leave her butt at home. :lol: There is nothing worse than a party pooper! Also, do you do any form of weight training?

Noelle did you get the Chris pic? Are you out there laying around on the beach while all of us are at work? You luckygirl you!

Angie I wished that you lived closer too. I am so tired of being mby myself with no one to talk to I have entertained the notion of having a kid. :fr: OK maybe not that bad! I just make myself go to bed early b/c I have nothing to do. I ended up eating 2 cones of that blue bunny last night. I am planning an early morning trip to wally world to get more. I think I might stock pile the stuff it is so good. I am going to request that my Winn Dixie here carry it so I don't have to go into wally world. You know I am not a big fan.

Be ready guys, I am in a good mood and I am ready to type so watch out there will be more posts today!!!

06-04-2003, 11:05 AM
Hi girls,

No, none of you offended me in any way about the other thread. But, knowing that we are all friends let me clarify something about the other thread. I have known the person who started the thread for some time now and she is a great person, willing to help anyone. She didn't mean not to come there and say I am having a bad day and I don't know why or stuff like that. What she means is not to continue only to post when you are having bad days. She wanted an upbeat kind of thread. After all we are woman and one of the things we do best is whine...LOL. But, I can see how one would get the wrong idea, I hope I have explained what was really ment by that. If you read what another one of the girls wrote you will see that she kind of said that she sometimes needs to vent and say she is just plain doing miserable, and thats okay.

I would never leave you all, you are part of my salvation along this journey. I think I just needed another breath of fresh air you know. I'm sure that you all post more than just to this one thread? I post on 3 of them now. I used to do 2 others, but they just seemed to fizzle out.

I'm having my second OP day and think I have found renewed spunk again?

06-04-2003, 11:07 AM
Good Morning girls,

Well I'm hoping to get alot of stuff done today. Hoping is the key word here. The weather is pretty sucky here today. It rained all last night which is okay but it's only supposed to be in the 60's cloudy and rainy. Yuck!!

I wish my store carried the Blue Bunny stuff. Well they have the regular ice cream, but not the low fat or fat free kind. I'm so jealous.

You guys are right, I know we'll all have a better time without her. Unfortunately she knows that and might go just to make it **** on everybody else. She's awfully bitter right now for some reason. Well I think I know why, but I won't bore you guys with all the right now.

They still haven't found the baby yet. I'm hoping soon. There haven't been any sightings of the van or anything so far. There has to be someone out there who knows something.

Kempy: Actually I don't do any weight training right now. I don't want to do it at the gym, there are too many guys there and I can't do that in front of them. I have a weight machine at home and one of my goals for the day is to get it cleaned off, so I can start using it. But I probobly won't start until I'm back from New Mexico.

Sandy: Hope I didn't offend you about the other thread. If I did I'm sorry.

Well I think that's long enough. You girls have a good day. Talk to you all later.

06-04-2003, 11:19 AM
Sandy I am glad to hear that we didn't offend you. I totally agree with the fact that we need to keep positive. I do know some people on these threads that only post when something is wrong. I wonder if they are like that in person too.

Jen are the guys in your gym in some sort of wonderful shape or something? What I like about working here is that the people are so nice. No one makes fun of anyone b/c everyone is here with one common goal and that is to get healthy. I bet it is all in your head about them looking at you. Trust me from my experience in gyms guys are more interested in looking at themselves and checking out other guys. They have a bad habit of compairing themselves to other people (my hubby included) I am not trying to push you I just hope that you aren't ruling out weights b/c of some stupid ole' guys.

06-04-2003, 02:26 PM
Actually the guys are in pretty good shape. And it's not all the guys that make me uncomfortable. It's the young ones. There are alot of high school kids and such that go there and it just makes me kind of nervous. I know I need to get over it. I have been thinking of maybe setting up a session with someone to get the low down on the machines, and make sure I'm using them right. Then maybe I won't feel so out of place. Wondering if what I'm doing is right. You know what I mean?

Well I better get going again. Talk to you all later.

06-04-2003, 05:32 PM
Jen, I am the same way!! I want to lift so bad but our gym is only young guys and I dont want to go to a gym full of young guys. I am thinking about getting a cheap weightbench for here but I still dont know anything about lifting. :lol: I know I need to do something though.

Kempy, I stockpile the Blue Bunny. I had 3 containers in the freezer last night. haha. I almost ate 2 cones last night too. It tasted so good I didnt want to stop....Jay didnt stop at one though!! :lol:

Noelle, There is no justice in the world. My loser BIL got inspected today and passed!!! HOW??? His house is a dump and he is doing it in his actual kitchen. As far as I knew that was illegal and the ******* said the inspector was going to try to smooth things over with his Irving accounts. That jerk can get out of anything!! Can ya tell I hate him?!! :lol:

06-04-2003, 05:48 PM
Anige I can't believe that! I hope those accounts realize what was going on b4 he trys to "smooth thing out". They should go with someone who is a good business person, you!

I just got on www.bluebunny.com and found some store in my area that sell it. Ther is one right around the corner from me. Who knew? I am hitting it this weekend. It is $1 more but it is worth it to me not to have to go to wal-mart.

06-04-2003, 05:56 PM
Hey girls, I had 2 OP days in a row (just like you Sandy)...did we get "IT" back? I sure hope so--feels like it anyway. :dancer:

Hmmm, I can't stockpile cartons of any ice cream or ff yogurt--I'm the type that will eat it directly out of the darn carton. I do stock up on Healthy Choice low-fat chocolate fudge bars and TCBY vanilla/fruit swirl yogurt bars. I find that anything pre-packaged and single-serving sized I can manage with--no measuring required. Oh yes, mustn't forget Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches too--vanilla is much better than chocolate flavor though. Who knew?

Angie were you guys able to give the new account(s) a sample of your products? Even if your evil BIL trys to weasel his way back in, maybe they'll choose not to use him after they taste your superior products...you know, I'm sure it's happened before :lol: . Ugh, I know what you mean about not liking the in-laws though. How does Jay feel about him and what he's doing? My hubby would pretty much defend his brother no matter what I said so I try to avoid the whole subject matter entirely, I get too PO'd.

Kempy, thanks for sharing that pic of Chris w/us. SHe does look great! I emailed her and said hello and she sent a few other pics of her and her sister as well--both of them very striking, beautiful women. She's asking for your email address again though since she said she didn't save it in her address book...can you drop her a line?

Sandy your explanation of the other threads intent I understand. I wouldn't want people who only post when they have something to complain and whine about, yet do nothing to help themselves...well, you get the picture. Hey, it's all cool though right? Funny, when I have something to whine about (especially weight related), I tend to stay AWAY from the threads :lol: . I'm glad we're pretty much on an even keel here though, we're REAL ya know? And life has it's ups and downs.

Jen--family, love 'em or hate 'em, they're still family :rolleyes: , what can you do besides grin and bear it? I feel for you though, I do so wish you all can have a great time making memories, good or bad.

I just got done eating some Dannon Light & Fit creamy strawberry yogurt (100 cals) w/fresh strawberries :T . Yum, sooooo good, and only 10 cals more than the regular Light & Fit. I think the improved texture of the "creamy" variety is well worth that extra 10 cals. Ok, I need to get off here and get cracking on some work *sigh* . Is it lunch time yet?

06-04-2003, 08:07 PM
Kempy, I just went to that websight and boy, they have some yummy sounding premium flavors. I have had the Peanut Butter Panic before and it is awesome!!!

Noelle, I hope they decide to honor their word and stick with us but BIL is such a weasel he can get out of anything. It is sickening. How can such a scummy waste get everything? I guess my wholesale distributor was talking with my MIL and said that he has delivered to businesses dirtier than his. YUCK now that makes me want to eat at home forever!! I am just so sick and tired of being upstanding and doing things right and watching that *** keep getting ahead. I'll let you all know what the woman says tomorrow. Jay hates him so it makes life easier for me. :lol: Jay is the youngest so he has grown up with all of his brothers treating him like **** so he pretty much cant stand any of them.

I cant wait for the fresh strawberries this year. I love to go picking them. They are so sweet and big.

06-04-2003, 08:14 PM
Hey did you guys enter the Hawaiian Fantasy sweepstakes on the Blue Bunny website? They're giving away a family of 4 trip to Honolulu! Enter, you may be THE lucky winner :lol: . Wouldn't that be great? OK, I won't enter so that increases YOUR chances of winning...yeah, um, that and uh, well, I already live here, DUH.

06-04-2003, 08:27 PM
I have got to head back to that site. I would love to win anything!

Noelle I have a problem with portion control too. I mean I ended up eating 2 cones last night. One was smaller than the other one though, does that count for anything? :lol:

Angie your strawberries havn't come out yet? Our season is around March. Talk about good! My brothers friend has a farm and he will usually sell them to us for $5 a flat. They usually sell for about $18.

06-04-2003, 08:34 PM
Ours come out in July(I think). We picked so many last year that I had to freeze them. I could eat them until I am sick.

I tried to enter but after I signed up for the club and tried to access it it said there was no member with those credentials so I tried to get on with the email confirmation and that wouldn't work. I will try to enter every day. I would like to win something.

06-04-2003, 08:37 PM
Man, looking at those flavors made me want ot go eat mine now. I think that was what went wrong last night. I ate it to early and then I was ready for more.

I need to start going through our stuff tonight. My MIL and I am having a garage sale on the 21st so I am going to see what I can actually get money for. I usually just give all of my stuff to good will. I think whatever I make I am going to put towards school. I am sure I wont make $5000, but every little bit will help.

06-04-2003, 08:41 PM
Have you heard anything more on the financing from the school?

I love yard sales. I bought a crate for Candi a few weeks ago for $20.00. She likes it if you put hotdogs in it. But when I walk by the house on my first trip around I can hear her and Cappie in here barking. They spaz out when we let them out too.

I try to eat mine at 8 or 8:30 at night. I like to have something to eat while I am vegging out and it does seem to help. I have trouble not eating the whole thing on some nights though but hey at least it is fat free if I do. :lol: I find that I can usually overeat and get away with it for the most part if it is fat free but if it is fatty then I bloat up for a few days from one nights splurge.

06-04-2003, 08:51 PM
The two places that I called said that the school has to be listed with them b4 they would lend me the money. When I go in to talk to the on the 14th I will ask her if she would be interested in doing that. That would be great for me if she did. Otherwise I am going to have to come up with plan B for the money. The problem is I don't have a plan B.

My sister is a yard sale lady too. I can never find anything good. My MIL lives in a ritzy neighborhood so maybe I can get away with pricing high and having poeple pay it. :devil:

06-04-2003, 08:54 PM
Angie: I think the strawberries come out the end of June and the season goes for like 2 weeks maybe? Hope you get to keep your new accounts, did they sign anything with you, a contract or anything? Good luck.

Noelle: I'm gonna have to go to bluebunny site and enter that trip too.

Kempy: Good luck with the yard sale.

06-04-2003, 10:51 PM
Can I join this group? I have read the posts for the past few days and could use some of that motivation and support.
I have been trying to lose weight since Jan. 2002 and i am at a stand still right now, can't seem to get myself kickstarted again.

06-04-2003, 11:05 PM
:wave: Sure! Welcome NeeshK, so glad you could join us. First off, a big congratulations on your pounds lost so far--looks very good! Are you following any specific "plan" ? or just winging it (like me) ? I just try to do low-fat and low-cal. I try not to restrict any particular food groups since that's not how I'll eat for the rest of my life. All of us great ladies that post on this thread seem to be about the same age (I think I'm one of the older ones though :lol: ) but we're at different stages of our weight loss. We go through so many of the same struggles and it helps to have a support group, like this one when things aren't going so well and to share the highs when they do go well. Are you in Washington state? Because if you are then at least we have another person in this time zone...sort of. Jen (Mark&Ivy'sMom) is from Colorado and long after Kempy, Angie and Sandy have gone to bed, Jen posts. I'm in HI so I'm the last to bed and the last to rise :yawn: . Welcome aboard again and I look forward to getting to know you better. :D

I was feeling energetic this afternoon so I took a quick walk from my office to the bank and post office. It only took me 20 or so minutes to get there, do the errands and back so I know it's not a whole lot, but it's something. I'm going for my daily evening walk of 3.5 miles later on. For now I'm just counting my lucky stars that I'm having my 3rd OP day in a row. I'm looking to hit 170 by the end of this month--I've been there, but had a rough month and I've been up and down the scale since, not having had it STICK to the lower # :crossed: .

Well, hope everyone else had a great day and looking to have an even better one tomorrow.

06-05-2003, 01:19 AM
Thank you so much for your warm welcome! I am excited about this forum. I am doing the Weight Watchers program... It was so easy in the beginning, my husband and I joined together but he's lost his 50 pounds and I just can't seem to do it alone.
I keep telling myself" I'm a healthy eater, I can do this" then I see a piece of chocolate and it goes down hill from there! I was at 159 last month, and I've slowly inched up the scale again, so I thought I would try something new. I have bounced around the same 5 pounds and I am fed up. I should have been at my goal weight by now! My goal was by my 31st b-day...oh well maybe by the 32nd!

Congratulations on your third OP day in a row :CP:
I will try starting tomorrow.

I am in WA. I am glad to have someone to talk to in the same time-zone. Although I would LOVE to be living in HI right now!
We are in the process of moving. We are having a house built. It won't be ready until October 1st. We have sold our house and will be moving into an apartment for 4 months. It will be an adjustment!

How do you keep yourself motivated? I can get through the entire day at work, I just seem to forget about it when I walk in the front door. ~N

06-05-2003, 05:27 AM
Neesh, you shouldn't even feel bad about not losing as fast as your hubby...he is after all, a man. Men have more muscle mass which burns cals faster + women have an extra layer of fat, aren't we lucky? Anyway, you've done well in keeping off what you have lost, just look at it that way. I know what you mean about "playing w/the same 5 lbs". I've been doing the same thing in the 170's...I can't seem to get out of them. We can do this!!! We just need to keep on making the right choices, including exercising.

Hmmm, how do I stay motivated? If you'd asked me last week, I wouldn't have had an answer for ya, I was off track for quite a few weeks :lol: . When I am on track (like right now, thank gawd!) I exercise in the evening. My exercise just consists of walking 3.5 miles in about and hour and 5 or ten minutes. By the time I get home and eat dinner, it's pretty late and I don't normally feel the need to snack if I've just eaten enough dinner. But I try to keep "legal" low-fat or fat free foods around that I can snack on, I know how it is w/the evening munchies sometimes, esp. around PMS. I think Kempy and Angie are into Blue Bunny fat free yogurt or ice cream...it feels like you're cheating, but you're actually not, as long as you eat the recommended serving size...that's where I have a problem w/it. My other trick is to just go downstairs away from the kitchen and get online here at the website. Out of sight, out of mind works for me as far as snacks. Maybe the others can offer some more helpful words or advise. Well, it's getting late and I need to go to bed. See ya tomorrow.

06-05-2003, 10:16 AM
Welcome NeeshK!! Noelle has great advice. If I am having a particularly bad week I will go and watch tv in my bedroom at night so I am not even near the kitchen or have an excuse to go near it. It seems to help me. You have had an awesome weight loss so far and you should be very proud of yourself. Wow you are having a house built right now.You must be so excited to get it done.

My name is Angie. I am 30 but I will turn 31 on July 1(Kempy's B-day too!!)I am a married mom to 3 kids...Brittany age 11 and Corey and Alicia age 9(the twins turn 10 on July 1 too.). I am a baker for a living.I too follow my own plan of low fat low calorie like Noelle.

I hope you like it here. These girls are great and I give them all the credit for helping me get so close to goal. It has meant a lot to me to have them here for support everyday.

Noelle, YEAH for having 3 op days in a row. Did ya get your click back?

Sandy, How have you been doing this week? Are you back on track too?

Kempy, Did you save your cone for later last night? Mine tasted so good that I wanted to bring the whole container in!! :lol:

I hope everyone has an awesome day. I am waiting for the new accounts to get in touch with us. Oh yeah, it is POURING outside today. I really cant wait until it warms up for the season and stays that way.

I weighed in yesterday and the scales said 140.5. Not bad I thought. Then I weighed in this morning and they said 139!!! Can that be possible? I would love it if it were but that would mean that I lost 3 pounds this week so far. I would have thought that would have been impossible since I am so close to goal. WEIRD!!! I will HAVE to check them again in the morning. :lol:

06-05-2003, 11:45 AM
HI Neesh and welcome to our little corner! You are going to love it here. The guys are true friends!

I ended up eating the ice cream at around 7 but then I hopped in the shower and tried to get my mind off of eating more of it. By the time I layed back down on the sofa I wasdog tired. I wonder if it is b/c I have been gettin up 30 mins. earlier than normal. I ended up going to bed at 9:30. I feel good today though. I am a little soare for the wegihts but I knew it was going to be like that. I am even taking it slow and lighter than I am used to lifting. I can only imagine what I would feel like if I hit them like I used to.

I have a respect for you guys that walk outside for 2+ miles. It is one mile from my house to the front of the subdivision and back and I can't even think about walking through again. I think that most of it is b/c it is so hot.

I wonder if Jen will check in b4 she leaves tomorrow?

Sandy what's going on in your world today?

Neesh I used to live in Wash when I was 4. What part are you in? I would try to spell the name of the town we lived in but I think I might misspell it.

06-05-2003, 11:53 AM
One more thing...... ANGIE!!!! YOU!!!GO!!!GIRL!!! That is great about the scale. Who cares if it is possible. It looks like it is. You are almost there. Don't give up !

06-05-2003, 03:15 PM
Hey chickies. Just a quick check in before I leave my office...I just got here, it's 8:08 am, but I'm going to sneak away and try to get my hair done--cut & colored. The amount of grays I have is getting ridiculous and the amount of time between colorings is getting shorter and shorter :mad: . Sheesh, I remember the days in high school (which wasn't THAT long ago) when my friends and I would dye our hair just for kicks--sometimes going jet black or reddish brown. Now it's a necessity and I wish I didn't have to! But I refuse :snooty: to go gray at 31!

Angie! AWESOME! Believe it. Oh my GAWD you're so close :dance: I gotta do the happy dance for you. That's so exciting and I'm proud of you. We're supposed to get some afternoon thunderstorms here for the next couple of days. Oh well, I guess I haul out the umbrella :rain: .

Kempy you keep working w/those weights and soon enough you'll have to change that heading by your avatar to "muscle woman" :D . You go girl, work it!

Neesh, a brand new house huh? That's so exciting. Have fun living in the condo in the interim--just remember when things get a little hairy that it's only temporary. What part of the state do you live? I have a friend in Federal Way.

Jen how are you holding up?

Well ladies, I'm gonna rush on out of here. I'll check back later.

06-05-2003, 03:36 PM
Happy late morning everyone!
Its hard to get to the computer in the middle of the day at work, just a quick note to let you know I'm reading posts :)

I havent figured out how to work the smileys yet!

I live in Federal Way right now( Noelle~ thats strange your friend lives here too!) We will be moving to Snohomish. about 20 miles north of Seattle. We are very excited. I turn 31 on June 28th. I have 2 boys... Alexander 6 and Sebastian 3.

Angie- Congrats on you loss this week! That is great, almost to your goal.

Kempy- That icecream sounds yummy!

I'll check back in later. ~N

06-05-2003, 04:36 PM
Nees I just looked up how to spell that town it was Suquamish. Have you heard of that?

06-05-2003, 05:21 PM
Neesh, The 28 is my dads birthday.

As for my weight, I think it just might be right. The black dress I bought at the Good will store, I tried it on today and could get more of the buttons done up and I couldnt do that last week. That is so weird though, gosh I hope it stays for my official weigh in. :lol:

It stopped raining for a minute so I probably should go get a walk in. I havent done anything for exercise yet today and Brit has a D.A.R.E. graduation tonight.

06-05-2003, 05:25 PM
What happened with you accounts today? I am dying to find out.

06-05-2003, 06:09 PM
I didnt get a call and we couldnt get ahold of her so I am hoping she is just waiting to get final word from the corporation and she will call and tell us to start on Monday. I am keeping my fingers crossed. I know that they move slowly because we had one of them while they were opened in our town and it took forever to get in and then they closed that store a few months later anyway. :lol:

I got in 1 1/2 miles just now and it misted on me the whole way. I am going to try to walk to Brits graduation tonight and that will give me just over 3 miles for the day. Tomorrow is supposed to be 80 degrees out so I know I can get my full 6 miles then and lay in the sun for a minute because all the base tan I had a few weeks ago is gone.

Jen, I hope I can catch ya before you guys leave on vacation. HAVE FUN!!!!!

06-05-2003, 06:15 PM
Hey chicks,
I'm here, just late today. I had a big day at work. We are closing the company on June 30 and reopening it on July 1.......we have to change the name and get INCORPORATED......long story....lots of paper work, but gives me a paycheck:) .

Angie: YOU GO!!!!!! LETS ALL HAPPY DANCE WITH ANGIE...:dance: I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU. AND YES!!!! With all that walking you've done it is possible. You are still my inspiration. Did you get the accounts? Hey, Evan did D.A.R.E. too this year at school.

Neesh: Welcome to this little corner of the 3fc site. These are some of the best people you will find. By the way, I think I am the elder here???? I'm 33 will be 34 in Novemeber. I have 2 kids, 1 boy who is 11 and one girl who is 5 going on 16!!! And to get the smiles to work alls you have to do is to click on them and they will insert, or click on the get more tab thing and it will list a ton of them and then click on them to insert. You will learn as you go, I did.

Kempy: Lot's going on right now at work, at home all is good. And as Angie stated, IT is raining today....rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Noelle: Did you get your hair done? How did it turn out? I know all about the grays.....but I kinda have a dirty blonde hair color anyway so it seems to blend well (thats my story and I'm sticking to it!!):D

Jen: Where are you, how is your day going?

06-05-2003, 07:12 PM
Hi everyone!
I would love to join your group here- I just love how chatty you all are! My kind of girls! :) I need some serious support and am ready to get serious myself again...

Just had my 3rd baby 6 weeks ago-- have lost that pregnancy weight, but am still 15 lbs *over* my previous delivery weight with my other boys...YUCK. AM hearing that "click" (even if it's a bit faint) and ready to start this journey again.

Look forward to getting to know you all! :)


06-05-2003, 08:19 PM
Of course you can join in Emily! There is always room here. We do like to chat alot don't we.

I hope that we can help you like all of these girls have helped me.

06-05-2003, 09:09 PM
Arggghhhhh!!!! Finally the darn cable company gets us back online. I got back into the office this morning at around 10 and the internet was down. Talk about withdrawals! Anyway, yes I did get the gray covered and got a little trim, you can call me Foxy Cleopatra again :lol: .

That was spooky! My SIL just came by looking for Rick. He's never here in the daytime since he's out doing calls. She was asking for $2 to buy her kids some juice. Her 2 kids got taken away by CPS and placed in foster care over a year ago and I guess today is her regular visitation day. She's supposed to bring juice? Well I didn't want to give her any money because who knows what she might spend it on, but I did have some juice boxes in my fridge so I gave those to her to take. Personally I don't think she should ever get those kids back, but the way the system works here is all about reuniting the child w/the biological parent. I'm a little afraid of her myself, she's been known to get really violent...but that's a whole 'nother can of worms. So I gave her the juice and off she went. Whew!

Welcome aboard Emily! Congratulations on your newborn :bb: . Don't you just love how the weight falls off the first few weeks after delivery? Especially if you nurse... anyway, I'm sure you have your hands full, so is it 3 boys then? I have just one 4 y.o. but am sort of trying for another :D . At age 31 I don't want to wait much longer.

Sandy you busy lady. What do you mean 'gives you a paycheck' ? Were you working for love before? :lol: Just kidding. Incorporating huh? Is it a big deal? I don't know because when Rick started his business he just went straight into it, no transition or anything. All I can see is that we're paying taxes through the nose but have the protection of a corp. We're looking into applying for S-Corp status though, that should save us a few $ . Maybe I'll have 2 nickels to rub together after bills are paid :rolleyes: .

Angie good luck on keeping those accounts :crossed: . Oh, the proverbial "little black dress", how sexy! Do post a pic you sexy thang ;) .

Jen have a good roadtrip...you can always leave your sister on the side of the road if she gets out of hand :lol:

Kempy what's shakin' today?

Neesh my best girlfriend from high school moved up to Fed. Way maybe 5-6 years ago. She worked for Capital One for a few years, then is currently going to school to become a pharmacy tech? We visited her 2 years ago. I love Seattle and the surrounding areas, it's a beautiful place.

06-05-2003, 09:23 PM
Hey Noelle, yup thats what we are doing.....s-Corp....but you are still called Incorperated I guess? Thats what the lawyer said anyway. We actually found this lawyer that is a Certified Accountant also, so he knows his stuff and only does Small Business stuff. He impressed me today. Anyway, for some reason when my boss started the company she started it as a LLC, and well thats a bad thing to do I guess? But he did say turning into a S-Corp would save some big bucks. Ends up my boss was like paying double taxes on her paycheck.....long story and I am still majorly confussed, but it will all work out. I told the girl that I will be working with in his company (small company just the 2 of them) that I don't know that much, but I am a quick study and she can teach me to do it the way it should be done....lol and she said wonderful at last someone willing to do it my way.....LOL.

I think actually the transittion will be okay, just lots of paper work to do all over again with the hippa laws and confidentiality and omg the list goes on and on when you are dealing with the elderly.

welcome to the thread Emily....hope you enjoy us, we tend to get chatty sometimes which I love, I have to keep my fingers moving on the key board so I don't eat...LOL

06-05-2003, 09:30 PM
I LOST THE ACCOUNTS!!!! How can a drug addicted slug get away with everything?? Jay is going to call up the company tomorrow and ***** that woman out for telling us we had it when she gets back and then falling for whatever line crackhead fed her! He is so good at being a loser!! I am sooooo mad right now . Enough whining from me but now you see why I hate living here! Good people can never get ahead!

Welcome Emily!! Sorry for my little rant there, it has been a hectic week. Wow a little baby, you must not be getting much sleep right now. These girls all rock!

Sandy, I am supposed to be in the process of being incorporated right now but I am sure the accountant forgot to finish the paperwork. He gets kinda absentminded unless we call him everyday. :lol:

Noelle, Our inlaw families sound so similar. Luckily we met the NORMAL ones!! :lol:

Brit's D.A.R.E. graduation was cute. She got a t-shirt but she is so small the shirt goes down to her knees. The whole class is going rollerskating tomorrow for their graduation trip.

06-05-2003, 10:34 PM
Angie, sorry about the accounts. Did want to tell you from what this lawyer/accountant today said to go S-Corp....same thing as incorperated, but less money to the government.? Good luck.

06-06-2003, 12:19 PM
I have no idea about all of the incorporated stuff. All I know is that we are LLC here. I wonder if I am getting screwed in any way?

Angie I am so sorry. Maybe when Jay calls they will change their minds. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Noelle we have the same thing here with kids going back to biological parents. It is a real shame that they try to do that.

Jen if you check in today have fun!

Sandy we got your rain. There is a tropicla disturbacne sitting right off of our coast and it is making it very humid and it is going to rain all day today. I am not upset though. We spent alot of money on our flower beds and I would much rather mother nature water them than me.

Neesh, Emily are you still here?

Has anyone heard from Washu or Gargoyle lately?

06-06-2003, 12:34 PM
Hey everyone-
Thanks for the welcome :)
This will be short as I'm trying to type with a floppy baby and it isn't so easy...

Noelle-yes it's 3 boys: 5, 2.5 and the baby. Yes it keeps me hopping. Thank goodness the weight fell off with this one. I only lost 15 of 40 with my 2nd...the rest is still hanging on...tightly I might add!

Neesh- I have a brother in Auburn- right next to Fed Way I think?? He works dowtown at WAMU. Cousin in Federal Way too. I love that area- used to live in Portland. It's so beautiful!

Hi to the rest of you and I will get everyone straight soon- promise! Need to go get the boys dressed and #2 to the Dr. for a lovely infection on his -a-hem- peepee... :)


06-06-2003, 04:10 PM
Happy Friday!!!

3 boys eh, Em? That's great. Don't feel bad about weight not coming off w/the other 2 kids prior, no sense in busting your butt trying to get it off only to put it back on again w/another pregnancy. (I'm just trying to make myself feel better because it took me 4 years to get back to prepregnancy weight :o ) . :lol: I've always been heavy ever since I was a kid, but now that I'm getting older I'm trying to get some of this weight off because frankly, it's not pretty. Hope your #2 son gets better :^: !

Neesh I hear you guys up in Federal Way are having temps in the 80's. Must be hot for you guys. I had to laugh when I visited there because my friend kept telling me how rainy and dreary it was before we got there. When we arrived though, it was in the low to mid 70's the whole time--it was absolutely beautiful.

Angie sorry to hear about the accounts. I hope Jay gives 'em ****. Maybe they'll reconsider? I hear ya about honest people trying to make a living. It's the same way here w/unlicensed contractors who charge less and get paid under the table. Sometimes it seems to me they're the ones who are making a fortune instead of us upstanding-licensed-taxpaying people. I understand your frustration completely--even the disgusting BIL part. Ugh, I don't wanna go there.

Kempy we were supposed to get rain yesterday and today but so far I haven't seen any. Hope your flowerbed is doing well.
I haven't seen Gargoyle around in a long time, Washu's been MIA even longer. Hope they're doing OK.

Sandy how are you doing today, still buried up to your elbows in paperwork? Oh well, it's Friday! Can't wait for the weekend. Look on the upside, you're over halfway through your day and mine is just beginning.

I stopped by the grocery store on my way to work just to check out the produce. The darn watermelons are back up to $.39 a pound, and that's supposedly a sale! 2 weeks ago I bought one it was only $.17 p/lb. What's up w/that? Oh yeah, and the freezer section only had BB no sugar added, reduced fat--no fat free...now that I think of it, I don't think I've ever seen BB FF yogurt or ice cream, only the no-sugar added. But! I did see that BB had tons of FF or low-fat ice cream or yogurt bars, single serving sizes, just perfect for me. I'm gonna try that next.

I have a cousin from Guam that's flying in tomorrow and will be staying w/us for 10 days. He's getting his captain's license for boating. He works a tugboat (I think, I'm not sure) between Guam and Wake Island and is gone for weeks at a time. Once he gets his captain's license, he'll be in charge of the boat instead of just a working stiff. I can just see my dad firing up the grill 3-4X this week for BBQ :rolleyes: :ink: . Wish me luck but I'm gonna try and stay OP this weekend :crossed: . It's something that I don't really try and do, I just let myself go, then I have to start over again every freakin' Monday. :nono:

06-06-2003, 08:56 PM
I actually got to work out today! I got off of wokr at 2:45 so I just stuck around and did legs and did a little cardio for about 20 mins. I am slowly getting myself back into working out so I don't want to burn myself out by trying to do to much.

You guys have been pretty quiet today, what's going on in your neck of the woods?

06-06-2003, 09:38 PM
Hey girls!! My BIL is such a liar!!! He never got those accounts back. He told my MIL that he cooked for them for today and guess what? NO DONUTS!! Jay called the woman and she said as far as she knows all they need to do is wait for the main office to give the go ahead for us to start! He may have screwed himself because I was so pissed last night that I emailed the head health inspector to see what kind of penalties and fines he should be getting. If I get an email back saying that he never passed inspection(which I dont honestly see how he could) I am so going to tattle on the rest of his accounts and make sure he doesnt have a business left. See he brought me down to his level now. I hate that. I feel petty.

Today was so nice out. Not as warm as I would like but nice. I noticed a huge difference in my reflection when I was peeing this morning(My toilet is beside my whirlpool tub so the whole corner is mirrored and I can see myself pee. Not a pretty picture.) Anyways, my stomache and arms are alot smaller now. I took my measurements tonight and I have lost 1 1/2 inches of my waist and 1 inch of my flabby arms since April 17. I was surprised.


Noelle, good luck this weekend. I need it too. We are going to do another fire for the kids and we bought good hot dogs (I should be okay with not eating the hot dogs)and the stuff for smores again. I loved those smores. HELP!!

Jen, HAVE FUN!!!

Sandy, that is what we are doing(S Corp..) too. He said it would save alot in taxes. Did you get a chance to enjoy this nice day today?

Emily, I hope your sons infection heals up soon. Poor baby.

06-06-2003, 10:09 PM
Hello my friends!
It is so darn hot here, I think 88 maybe 90, havent seen the news yet. Had to stop by Dairy Queen with the boys for a cone!

Emily- From one newbie to another... WELCOME!

I'll try to check in this weekend between packing boxes!

I am going to try to stay OP this weekend and exercise both days! That will be a beginning. Off to Costco! ~N

06-06-2003, 10:15 PM
Hi there, I just got back from Evans choral concert. It was okay, I mean the kids did a wonderful job, just he music is really not my kind of music. Then they have this adult group mixed with some kids and they stuck them in the middle of the nights events so you had to stay so your kid could finish......rrrrrrrrr...but the final song was wonderful!! The kids got to pick it and they did an awesom job.

Anyway, Angie....good luck on the accounts still then. Hope you get them. Wow you lost inches and lbs and are doing so good!!! Keep up the good work!!!

Kempy: Glad you got your work out in. And congrats on the loss.

Noelle: Yes, I was really busy today. They had suggested we send payroll out to a company....but I can't see that it will save us any money really. I mean I do the payroll, well the computer does it? So I don't see the big deal? I'm wishing you luck at all the bbq's you will be attending this weekend. Have fun with your company.

Emily: hope all went well at the doctors.

Neesh? where are ya?

Hugs to all,

06-06-2003, 10:17 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Neesh~~ we were posting at the same time....so now I know you are around...lol...don't get to overheated witht he packing.

06-07-2003, 02:58 AM
Oh my gosh, I have missed so much. I have been so busy getting things ready, I haven't even had time to think. It's midnight now and I need to get up in 4 hours to finish packing things up, and then we are leaving at 6 a.m. Welcome to the new girls. Angie, hope you still get the accounts, oh gosh and everyone else HI. I hope you all have a FAB week, and I'll post once I get back into town. Don't forget me. Bye.

Luv ya ladies.

P.S. My sis decided not to go, I think everybody is going to have a better time including her. Bye!

06-07-2003, 07:37 AM
The saga continues.....BIL has the accounts back I guess. Jay went into the stores and they were there this morning so whatever. He is going to ***** her out for sure on Monday since he talked to her yesterday and she must have known what was going on. I hate being used as a pawn to get someone else to do what you want. That company has done this to us about 4 other times in the past. Next time they call I will just say F**k off!! So on with my own life. :olo:

Weigh in...It is official the 139 stuck!!! Oh my god that is a shocker.

Sandy, My kids have so many concerts each year. I wonder why they never do plays like they did when we were kids? The concerts are so long and boring.

Jen, We will miss ya!!! Have fun!

Neesh have fun packing this weekend.

06-07-2003, 03:06 PM
Happy Saturday! I just got in from a great morning walk--took me an hour and a half, 20 minutes more than my usual AND I ran into an old friend so we got to chat and walk together. It was wonderful and I'm feeling really good right now.

Angie congrats on your STUPENDOUS loss! :dancer: That sucks about your BIL. I don't know what to say except eventually what goes around comes around, it's just a matter of time. Peace girlfriend!

Jen I'm do happy you'll be able to have a fun time!!! Let us know how it went and have a safe trip!

WooHoo Kempy, 2 lbs down!!! Well on your way :cp: !

Sandy, Neesh and Emily hope your weekend is starting off well.

Take care everyone, check back w/ya gals later.

06-07-2003, 03:15 PM
Well, now that I have finished cleaning the house it is raining again. I was going to go out and work on my pot plants. I guess not now.

Angie I can't beleive that happened. Your hopes are up and then they are down. I hope you get a response to the e-mail and also that Jay chews some butt! You are doing awesome girl! I forgot to do my measurements when I start but it was only a couple of weeks ago so I am going to do they tomorrow so I can keep track. I am still not really looking at myself in the mirror so I can't tell if there is any progress.

Neesh all of the power to ya this weekend. I hate packing and moving. If I can help it we wont be moving for a long while.

Sandy I don't even remember doing any kind of concert when I was little. We always had talent contests. I was never in thouse. I never could do anything.

Noelle can you mail the BBQ to me? I will gladly eat it. Although by the time I get it it might not be to good. :lol:

06-07-2003, 05:05 PM
Angie, sorry that Irving is messing around with you all, hope all gets straigtened out soon.

Noelle, thanks for the happy weekend thoughts, yes so far my weekend is great. Hope yours is too.

Now for the funniest thing I read....

I was going to go out and work on my pot plantsthat is what Kempy wrote and I about peed my pants.:lol: :lol:


06-07-2003, 07:24 PM
Too funny!!!:lol: I didnt catch that until you pointed it out.

I made it through not eating anything bad so far today. But the kids are doing smores tonight. I may eat some of that.

I wrote a letter to the manager saying how I felt about being yanked around repeatedly and I am going to fax it to her Monday. I figure this way it is a professional letter and everything gets said. I said in the future when you want to switch do not call me until you have made a definate decision and date when to start because it isnt fair to get my hopes up when they just go back to their unlicensed vendor anyway.

06-08-2003, 01:04 AM
LMAO at the "pot plants"- I didn't notice it either, just pictured nice potted flowers :) Too funny...

Angie- that really sucks about those accounts, sounds like you are dealing with it really well though! I'm sure I would have eaten through my cupboards! The letter sounded good too...

Well, I don't quite have a grip on my eating, but it's coming...You guys are all great motivation to start again!!
We bought a new TV- our old one died and we just couldn't get it back. Thought we could get through the summer w/out-- re-runs and all, but I just cancelled my gym membership and bought the WAAP videos for when I can't get out for walks (sorry for the run-on :) ) SO broke down and spent the big bucks (had to get a bigger one y'know!)

Well, it's not so easy typing with a squirmy baby so I'll say good-night. Hope you are all having a great weekend!


06-08-2003, 11:18 AM
Good Morning!!! I succumbd to the smores last night but that is okay because I ate clean and healthy all day so it isnt a bad thing.

I have 3 baby robins in a nest in my tree. So cute I go out and watch the mommy feed them during the day. My cat killed a chipmunk and put it under the tree. Hmmm, do you think they are trying to tell them something. :lol:

I fell in love with a dog at the shelter in Auburn. It is a silky terrier.

I love Bill Blass sizing. I can fit into a size 6 jean made by them and it is loose. A 4 would be perfect. That is the way to size jeans. Make them bigger and put a smaller size on them so the consumer feels good after trying them on. :lol: I found 2 pair at the good will store yesterday and grabbed them. I bought a ton of tops at Mardens(a discount outlet) now I have to go back and return some. They are tighter than I would like and one has a stain and one isnt stitched all the way. So Monday should be fun for me. But hey, after we left Jay was looking at the receipt and they never charged him for his Nikes. COOL!!! Free sneakers. Now I guess I can grab more tops next time. haha

06-09-2003, 09:31 AM
Where is everybody? I am bored.

I ate 2 fat free ice cream cones last night. OUCH!! I have to be good this week because my neices birthday party is this Saturday and Jay wants to go to Pizza Hut for his birthday too. I dont want to be bloated up for that.

Today I will be a good girl even if I am eating supper out. Maybe Subway or maybe a KFC Tenderroast sandwich without sauce and a mashed potato. I have thought ahead so I should be able to stick to lowfat while I finish up my shopping.

06-09-2003, 11:19 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: ok sorry about the whole pot plant thing. That is my lazy southern thing coming out. It should have been potted plants but we say pot plants b/c we are to lzay to finish it. Kind of like the whole po'boy thing.

Angie I hope you get some sort of response from your letter. Are you going to talk with the health inspector too? I love smores we usually have them every year when we go to the camp for Thanksgiving. I could eat tons of them but I try to contain myself.

Emily I am so scared of when our tv eats it. We have a 55 inch right now and like you said you have to go bigger. I think you will do fine with the food. You just have to take everything slow. At least I know that I have to do it that with me.

I will check back in later when you guys have shown up.

06-09-2003, 12:22 PM
I am having me,mom, dad and the twins birthday on June 28 which is my dads actual birthday. He turns 50!! I didnt realize it until I was in the shower this morning. So now I am off to find some over the hill stuff to surprise him with. hehe. I'll have to utilise my morning walk that morning and go get all the black balloons at the flower shop. Can you see me out walking around town with tons of black balloons. :lol: I am going to this awesome cake shop in Bangor tonight to try and pick out a good cake for him. Then I will have MIL make the ice cream cake for the twins. Know of any good over the hill party food? any ideas would be great. This weekend is Haley(my neice) birthday and my parents anniversary.

06-09-2003, 12:41 PM
I'm here just really busy at work, but the boss left for a bit, so~~~ I could not control myself and had to pop online and come check things out. :lol:

Kempy: Don't be sorry.....I had a good chuckle...:lol: :lol:

Angie: 50th bday party....fun, fun....my mil gave my fil a box full of goodies like depends, preperation H, prunes and prune juice, so of those cheap magnifying glasses.....vitamins...etc...just have fun with it you know:lol: :lol: good luck.

Okay back to work...

06-09-2003, 12:50 PM
Angie- I hear you on the birthday thing-- you've got more though! Mine is Wed. and my oldest's next Wed.-- with Father's Day inbetween. Too many treats (and not enough will-power on my part!) I've been craving a white store-bought cake with bavarian creme filling since March!! How gross is that?! DH will want cheesecake for his "special meal" (like I got one for Mother's Day- HA!) and my son an ice-cream cake... demons demons :devil:
How do you do it, Angie- being a baker?? I love to bake (and eat what I bake!) llast night it was rhubarb crisp. I know I just need to give some stuff up for awhile- at least until I can control my portions...

Well, I thought I would report my goals for the day and then report on them later...
Water!- at least 60 oz (baby steps!) I've already had 20
Workout- 1 mile WAATP video- too chilly to walk with the kids and that wouldn't really be a fitness walk anyway!
No fast food today!

Well, that's 3 and good for a start.
Have a great day everyone and I'll check back later.


06-09-2003, 02:37 PM
Angie I like what Sandy said about the gag gifts. Those would be great. We are goiing to have a crawfish boil at our house for my birthday. I han't had a party since I was 9. I figured it was time to do it again.

Sandy when does all of the hub bub calm down over there. You sound so busy!

Emily I think you are doing great by taking baby steps. When you are trying to change your life that is what you have to do. Plus, if you try to aim to high it is easier to fall off of the wagon and never get back on.

I have been pretty busy here today. We got in two big orders and I have been busy trying to seperate them and get them in the computer and onto the shelves. I think I might leave the stocking for the girls tonight. I am just sitting herer right now letting my lunch digest. My plan is to workout at 2 today, lets see if the boss man screws it up today.

06-09-2003, 06:27 PM
Alright guys, did you leave me? It is 4:30 here and I am trying to waste some time reading posts while I wait for the evening girls to get here. I was hoping that there would have been more going on on this thread.

Anyway, I forgot to tell you guys that they are filming a movie right down the street from me. It is wild how they changed up the entire street. One side is supposed to be Seattle and the other in Atlanta. Pretty neat how they can come in and do these dramatic changes and then pull it all down and have it look like nothing ever happened.

06-09-2003, 06:59 PM
Hey Kempy, hope it's almost time for you to leave? I don't know if work will ever calm down? Who knows? I'm just along for the ride:lol: , it does make the day go by fast though.

Wow, a movie and the street looks different, that would be so neat to see. They had the Maine State quarter ceremony here today, I live like 15-20 minutes from where they did it, but kept clear, I can only imagine how busy it was.

Emily: Baby steps, thats the way to go, I try to remind myself of that too. No fast food, I got that licked, now if I could lick the no sweets/chips.

06-10-2003, 01:17 AM
Happy to report all goals met!! :D
Got my water in, no problemo~
no fast food
and a 15 minute walk! Have to tell you, this almost didn't happen...never had a chance to do the video, had a very busy day and baby wanted held...soccer, work stuff I had to get done.
Well, at 9:30 I told my husband I was going for a walk and DID IT! Now, if I hadn't made it a goal and told you guys I was doing it...I wouldn't have bothered. I'm so glad I did though!

Whoo-hoo for me :)
Well, it's late and time for bed.
Talk to you all tomorrow:)


06-10-2003, 09:11 AM
Hi everyone! Way to go Emily!! You are doing great!

Emily, The bakery isnt really my problem. While I am working I dont really have time to eat too much and at night the food is "all the way out there" :lol: so I dont bother with it. My problem is chinese and just fatty foods.

This week I have been overeating my BB fat free yogurt. It is bugging me because I have that party this weekend and I cant stop eating that stuff!!! My goal for Today is to be good. I have a problem where the smaller I am the more I think I can get away with overeating and I do NOT want to gain this weight back!!

Kempy, a movie sounds so neat. I would like to see something like that.

Sandy, I like the gag gift idea. I will have to go to Greenville tonight with Jay. Indian Hill Trading Post has over the hill stuff.

Noelle, Where are ya girl? If ya fell off the wagon get back up and come join us. I am being bad so come help me!!

Neesh, Did you get everything packed up this weekend?

06-10-2003, 09:29 AM
Hey Angie, I've been to that Indian Hill Trading post, when hubby and I went up to Greenville for an anniversary get a way. We did a lot o the shops in Greenville too. And we went on that boat ride.....the big boat katahdin.....NEVER AGAIN. I was so bored and you are on it for 3 hours. We also went on a little charter boat out in the bogs and preserve and stuff looking for Moose but never saw one. OH well. Today the weather man said it was gonna be warm? Not yet? well, acutally the thermometer says 69 but the wind is blowing and he said it would not be? Weather men never seem to get it right lately?

Tuesday is now my offical Weigh in day, and the verdict is, I have lost 4.5 lbs this week, that will give my *** the push it needs to keep me in line for a while and keep me riding on the wagon seat.

Kempy: Tell us more about the movie?

Noelle: Where are you?

Emily: Good job on your goals.

Jen: Hi there.

Talk to you all later,

06-10-2003, 11:40 AM
Good Tuesday Morning to you all!

Angie I have never heard of that trading post place, it must only be up north.

Neesh how did the move go?

Noelle are you deserting us for the 10 days your cousin is in?

Emily how is it going today? What are your goals for today?

I have no idea what is really going on with the movie. I brought my camera to work today so that Ican take some pictures. I told my in-laws about it and we are going to go to dinner tomorrow night and then take a walk down town to see it all. I am hoping that we see Jamie Foxx. That would be pretty cool!

I am doing ok today just a little bloated. It is TOM right now and my ring is killing me. I usually don't bloat this bad but this is a real pain in my butt.

06-10-2003, 12:02 PM
Good morning all :)
I've already had a big glass of water this morning instead of reaching for a can of diet coke first thing and other goals will be the same...no fast food and a walk, even if it's just 15 minutes.
Funny thing...this morning DH was all, "I went for a jog this morning!" I didn't even hear him get up. So he says to me "you are motivating me! You aren't going to be the only skinny minnie in this house" :lol: I told him it would probably take me 2 years to get "skinny" and by then we'll probably want another baby...But I'm glad I'm motivating him! :)

Angie- I love chinese (and mexican!!) and the fatty foods too...guess it's all about enoying things in moderation.

Sandy- awesome loss this week!

Kempy- the movie set sounds pretty cool-- hope you get to run into some staaars.
Hi to everyone else!

DH is taking today off (my b-day is tomorrow and he can't tomorrow) so hopefully we can lose the kids and do something fun :lol:

Later! :wave:

06-10-2003, 12:22 PM
Well Happy Early Birthday!!! :gift: I hope you guys have a great day!

It kills me when I motivate my hubby. He can just think about working out and lose weight. I on the other hand gain I think. It is like my body so. "i don't think so lady, I am going to hang on to this stuff just in case you need it later." Like I will ever need to extra layer of fat. I live in Louisiana for crying out loud. I don't need it to keep me warm. :lol:

06-10-2003, 12:51 PM
Happy Birthday Emily!! I hope you have a great day.

Kempy, the movie sounds fun. Will you post pics for us?

Sandy, Greenville is so boring that I cant stand it. I wonder why so many people go up there for vacation. I would cry if I rolled into town for a week and that is what I saw. :lol: Usually there are moose everyday in the bog by the D.O.T. garage on the road up there.

I planted my flower box out back today. Now to go get mulch for it. I put in spirea,hostas,Blanket flower,daylillies and a Rodedendron(sp) plus lots of flowering plants. Gotta get the yard prettied up for the party.

06-10-2003, 01:11 PM
Hi everyone!! I have only posted a few times here, mostly for lack of motivation and will power. I am 26, married, mother of three small children (3, almost 2 and 6 1/2), and work almost full time.

I was 180 in August of 2001 (day I delivered my youngest), and am now stuck at 155. I was 143 before having children (due to the freshman in college gain of 10 pounds). My biggest challenge is junk food, sweets mainly. I have great difficulty going 1 day without some sort of chocolate, sweet, etc. However, today is day 2 without any sort of junk food. I have been trying to eat well, breakfeast of oatmeal and a banana, luch of yogurt and a cereal bar, and dinner last night was spaghetti and meatballs. One snack of a triscuit with cheese and 1 graham cracker with peanut butter, another of a Nutri Grain cereal bar. I have a hard time controlling what I eat. I suffered from bulimia from the age of 13 to almost 24, so dieting and eating healthy is a life change I am trying to accomplish.

My husband is another challenge for me!! He is 6'2 and weighs 230, so he thinks I am skinny, ha. He has bad habits of eating butter popcorn or chips late at night before bed, and always offers some to me. He is also hungry all of the time, lives to eat, rather than eating to live.

Sorry to ramble so. Hope you are all doing well.


06-10-2003, 01:28 PM
Hi Holly :wave: I am glad that you joined us. I really love it here and we are always welcome to new people joining.

I don't have any kids but I think most of the other girls here do so they may be able to help you in that department.

I do have a husband though so I know it can be tough when you are trying to make a change and they aren't in it with you. It didn't sound like you past few meals were all that bad. I have learned that I have to take it one day at a time just to get by. Angie and I have been eating Blue Bunny FF Ice cream or yougurt and I found that it has really helped me with my sweet tooth. I have a major one by the way. If I could survive, I would live off of candy.

Feel free to chime on in whenever you feel like it. As you can see we talk about everything. We have become a group of good friends!

06-11-2003, 09:21 AM
Hi Holly! Junk food and sweets are a biggie here too. I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter.

Kempy, I would live off candy and junk food too. I know when I am off my diet I usually eat cookies or cakes for breakfast and snack on junk the rest of the day. That is so hard to break.

I got up early and walked Rebel by myself this morning. I was supposed to get up at 6:30 but Jay didnt set the alarm when he got back from delivering. I figured I had better get into the habit of doing it early before all the kids wake up and go play outside. I hate summer vacation.

I found some over the hill gifts for dad yesterday. One was a Dust cover: Designed to keep your weiner cleaner(due to lack of use) haha When I go to Bangor this weekend I am going to the party supply store to get some more stuff.

06-11-2003, 09:36 AM
SANDY, GREAT WEIGHTLOSS THIS WEEK!!!! I have no idea how I managed to write that in in my entries!!! I dont want you to think I didnt notice how great you are doing! WOOHOO!!!!!:strong: :bravo: :cp: :hat: :dancer: :cloud9: :high: :balloons:

06-11-2003, 11:25 AM
Good morning all! It is a wonderfully rainy day here in the south. It actually looks like it is about 8:30 at night. I wonder if I could convince the boss tha it is so I can go home.

I was almost bad yesterday after work. Joe was out of town and I felt the old compulisive eater in me trying to break free. It was terrible. I was trying to tell myself that I neede to eat Wendy's since he wasn't home and since there was nothing to eat in the house. I drove myself homw and I wouldn't let myself leave. I was able to pull some leftovers together to have a nice dinner and I am sure that it was much better than eating Wendy's. I know there are good things there but once I got there I knew I would have ordered a burger and fries and that wouldn't have been good.

A couple of the people that are working on the movie came in to workout this morning since they really can't do much right now with the rain. They are going to start filming at 11 so I am there. I found out that one of the actors is the guys form Nerds, Booger. I told tham that I want to meet him so maybe they will send him over. They said that even though it is raining they have to do a scene later on where they make it rain. That will be something to see.

How is everything in your parts of the world?

06-11-2003, 12:31 PM
I like Booger!! That is so neat. I hope he comes in to meet ya. Maybe Jamie Foxx will come in and workout. YEAH!

Congrats on resisting Wendys. I stuck with one cone last night too. It seems like the more I think about wanting to look good for the party this weekend the more I want to over eat. It is sad that I would screw myself up.

06-11-2003, 12:46 PM
I think some of it comes from TOM too. I havn't started yet but I am expecting it today or tomorrow. That never helps when I am trying to eat good. (as we all know).

06-11-2003, 02:13 PM
Thanks for the welcome! I have resisted junk for three days now. It is really hard! It is almost my TOM as well, so chocolate and peanutbutter are my best friends, lol. I did have 1/2 cup of strawberry pudding last night, but, made it with 1 % milk, so almost no fat.


What a GREAT weight loss! I should be ashamed of myself that I cannot keep the will power to lose 25 pounds :( .

Last night my husband brought home chocolate filled chocolate chip pastries, but, surprisingly, I resisted the temptation. Well, I have to admit to one bite, but, then gave the rest to my oldest son.

I have difficulty exercising because of bad knees. But, recently I have been trying to walk in my living room while watching my taped episodes of Y&R. That gives me about a 35 to 40 minute walk.

I am trying to keep telling myself I can do this, and it WILL be worth it!


06-11-2003, 04:11 PM
Holly, You can do this and it will be worth it!!

I order a chocolate chip filled croissant pastry to sell to my accounts. I wonder if it is the same thing? If it is then you did great by only taking one bite. :lol: I do that to my kids when I make them for them too.

06-11-2003, 05:04 PM
Thanks Angie for the congrats.

The dust cover sounds like a really funny gag gift. Hope he has a good sence of humor.

Kempy: Good job on risisting Wendy's. The other day Alexis insisted we go to McDonalds, so finally I broke down, but I told her we had to go through the drive through so I could just order hers and go home and have my salad or a sandwich. Small Victories seem to add up over time. Last month when I was in my funk, I stopped at McDonalds and had a 1/4 pounder with cheese and fries and OMG it really wasnt that good, but I still ate it of course.

Emily: Happy Birthday to you, hope you enjoyed your day.

Holly: Way to go on the Strawberry pudding. You will get there!! Angie is an awesome inspiration isnt she. She is where I want to be someday.

Well girls, we have kindergarten family night again tonight so I gotta scoot on out and get the kids fed and all that happy stuff.

Chow for now,

PS) Noelle??????? come back.

06-11-2003, 06:14 PM
:hb: Happy Birthday to me!!
Had a fun day yesterday- I mentioned DH took the day off. Well, a friend took my older 2 and we went and had a sushi snack and saw the movie "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" pretty cute show.

Doing well so far today...I'm going to enjoy my cake and chunky monkey ice-cream and move on...fresh start tomorrow (not next Monday!!)

Kempy- good job resisting Wendy's! I know how hard that is- especially when you are alone and have no-one to "report to" but yourself!

Holly- ditto to you on the croissant. I've never had one of those choc. chip ones-- sounds like I'd better introduce myself to them! :lol:

Sandy- ditto to you on McDs! (aren't we all resistors this week!!) Fast food is a weakness of mine, but I'm getting better!

Hi to Angie and Noelle! (and anyone else!)
check in later


06-12-2003, 08:51 AM

The crossaints are great! One bite had to be enough for me though. Happy belated birthday, enjoy your cake and ice cream, I hope you ate a piece for all of us!!

My doc put me on 5 days of prednisone yesterday, and I am STARVING today. I am hoping that my oatmeal will help.

How is the weather where you ladies are? It really stinks here in New York State. All we keep getting is rain, rain, rain. The temperature is finally hovering in the lower 70's, but just feels like I a wet sticky ick. I am beginning to think summer is going to forget us this year.

This probably sounds crazy, but I got up this morning at 5 am to do my aerobics because it has been soooo hot at night when I have been walking.

Yesterday I did something I never thought I could. I was at work from 7 am until 3, then had a dr.'s appt at 4. By the time I got to the pharmacy at 5 pm, I was really really hungry. So, while waiting for my med, I went over to the snack aisle. I saw all sorts of yummy foods (chips, peanuts, candy, cheesecrackers), but, I passed them all by, and ended up buying cheddar soy chips which had 3 grams of fat and 140 calories for the whole bag, and only ate half. Surprisingly, it was enough until dinner when I got home.

Eating right and exercising is such a challenge, but I have decided to give it my best shot. It is hard for me to eliminate all sweets, but, I have found that if I cheat for one day, I am rarely able to get back on track the next day, or the day after that.


06-12-2003, 09:26 AM
Holly you sound like me. In the beginning I wouldnt allow myself to mess up at all because I just had such a hard time getting back on track. Now I mess up quite a bit but if I do make myself get on track it seems to be okay. This week has been a snacky week so I am not expecting a loss.

Maine's weather sucks too. I usually have been in the pool before school gets out but the kids got out on Tuesday and I only went in the pool one day. I wouldnt even think about it now. :lol: I want hot weather so bad.

I got up early too today. We must be on the same wavelength. :lol: I got up at 5:30 and did 3 miles and then I will con the kids into walking with me later if Jay wants to go 4wheeling.

Noelle, I MISS YOU!!!! I hope you are having a great week.

Sandy, How are you doing?

Kempy, Did Booger ever come in to meet you?

Emily, I am glad you had a great birthday.

06-12-2003, 09:47 AM
I'm good, still hanging in there with all my might. Hahaha, acutally I had a bit of a problem with a bag of chips, but that was my own fault, I think it's PMS time and the salt was what I wanted?

I'm at work now, and if I could just stay here all would be great, cause the only thing here to eat is my WW meal....and water.

Angie: Great job on 3 miles already...you impress me. I know what you mean about the weather, it just plain sucks. Is summer ever gonna get here?

Hi, Kempy, Emily, Noelle, Jen and did I miss someone? Yup, I missed Holly (hello to you too!:) )


06-12-2003, 12:27 PM
Hang on Sandy!!!! I just started so I am now free of the cravings again. Whew! I am sending period thoughts your way to help stop your cravings. :vibe: :lol:

Can you say to many drinks for Kempy last night? :lol: We hung out on the set of the movie last night after we hit the mexican rest. I was good with food (ceasar salad with dressing on the side) but I had a few maragrits and then a few beers too. Bad Kempy!!!

We have a big storm heading or way right now. I wish I was home right now. Not only so I could sleep more but also I love to be there when it is raining. Really relaxing.

I didn't get to meat Jamie FOxx or Booger but I did get my picture taken with the guy who played Willow. Really nice guy. Come to find out he was also the guy who played R2D2 in Star Wars. When I get the pics developed I will scan then and post them so you guys can see. All in all it was a cool night. I am sure it isn't something that I will ever do again.

06-12-2003, 03:49 PM
Hey girlies, I was AWOL for a few days...in a blue funk so I decided to take a couple of days off. I'm back and just thought I'd pop in and say hello. I'm going for a manicure and pedicure today so hopefully that'll make me feel a little better. I went to my friend's memorial service on Monday, that was a bit of closure but it's still a shock that she's gone :( . Her 2 cats were adopted by another friend that used to house-sit for her, so I know they're going to a good home--except that they have to move to the Big Island. Well, there's a heck of a lot of chatter here and I haven't had time to go back and read everything but first off, welcome to Holly :wave: . Let me try and work backwards.

Kempy sounds like you had a cool night. AND you got to meet Warwick Davis--that is cool. I loved him in Willow. I didn't like him much as that creepy leprechaun in the Leprechaun movie, so I guess it was good acting. I remember Booger too--except I remember him more as the guy in Risky Business telling Tom Cruise, "Sometimes you just gotta say, WTF" --remember that?

Hey Sandy, good job on hanging on to that wagon. I'm still riding alongside ya, halfheartedly. You had a problem w/chips, well yesterday I had a problem w/Fiddle Faddle (blech) . It was so sweet, I don't know why I ate so much of it. I need to get out of this funk I'm in. I need to reassess and find something that'll shock me back into the groove--maybe I should just try my jeans on again, if they do fit, I'll be shocked :lol: . Nah, I'm coming back into the groove, I just need to stay with it.

Angie so you're having a snacky week huh? Well I guess TOM is around the corner for you (I'm guessing) . You're doing so awesome though, I've always admired your willpower. If I could send you some rays I would, then you could enjoy your pool. It's so dang hot here!

Holly sounds like you're doing a great job on your exercise and food choices. I need to take a page from your book and convince myself that if I cheat, it'll only make it harder to get back on track, so why do it? I'm having a great day so far though :crossed: .

Emily, happy belated birthday, hope it was happy. How nice of your hubby to spend the day w/you and even more so that your friend took the kids. Sounds like a happy kind of day to "reconnect" .

Neesh what's happening in your neck of the woods?

I hope Jen is having a great vacation. Drive safe!

Hope I didn't miss anyone...hope everyone is having a great day. I'll check back later.

Oh yeah, I finally made my reservations and paid for my 4th of July weekend in Maui. Can't wait to get away!

06-12-2003, 03:55 PM
a bit off subject, but...

Kempy, too bad you couldn't have met Val Kilmer, he was in the Willow movie too wasn't he? Although I don't really think he's a 'great' actor, he's sure great at being eye-candy--and calorie free too :T . Mmmmm, I was really into him during his Jim Morrison portrayal. Just thought I'd mention that :lol:

06-12-2003, 06:44 PM
Welcome back Noelle!!!! We missed you, but forgive you too.

Okay, I think your {{vibe}} thing is just a little to freaky Kempy, cause I went to the bathroom at work and you guess it, TOM arrived. So that explains the chip craving. I can't wait for this to be over though!!! Since I had my one tube cut and tied and the other removed, god, my periods are pure **** and heavy.....wish they had taken everything out and I would be done with it!!!

Being on the movie set sounds fun though. Funny how they can make your street look nothing like it really does. They filmed some of "Message in a Bottle" in New Harbor, Maine, which is like 10 minutes from here and a very fishing kind of town, but you would not know it by the scenes in the movie. the resturaunt they are at is actually named "Shaws Wharf" but in the movie it was something else. They changed a lot.

Well, gotta run I'm in the middle of cooking supper too.

06-12-2003, 07:10 PM
This is so crazy!!! My TOM started this afternoon as well. I knew it was coming for the last two days, could feel it, etc. So, now it's 3 of us!?

I was looking at some pics of myself when I was 128 pounds, and think maybe I looked a little too thin. Maybe I should aim for 135? I will not step on the scale again until my TOM is over cause I know the weight will not be accurate. I am trying really hard to stay away from the junk food. I made some vanilla pudding tonight (again with 1% milk), and that will have to suffice as dessert, although a chewy fudge brownie sounds much better!!:^: Oh well.


Hi! I hope it is ok to ask, what happened to your friend who passed? It is so hard to lose someone close to us.


06-12-2003, 08:00 PM
You guys better not make TOM come back sooner than absolutely necessary!! With nursing I'm hoping to make it *at least* to 6 months-- hopefully more...

Well, I am absolutely exhausted today! Stayed up til 1am which is always dumb for me 'cuz then I'm grouchy with the kids which is never good. It was good that I got some cleaning done since I've been running around non-stop today, but :yawn: I'm tired!

Went and had some pictures taken of the 3 boys- just a friend who does some nice amateur photograpy. Did them outside down at the river bottom. Whew! That was exhausting in and of itself. Can you imagine taking pictures of kids for a living *all* day?! It was really hard with 3- either the middle one wasn't smiling (or even looking at the camera) or the baby was flopping all over. I hope we at least got a couple good ones out of 2 rolls!

Noelle- glad to see you back and sorry about your friend. I so hear you about the fiddle faddle! It can be so addicting and not even taste that great!

Holly- I think your idea of low-fat pudding is great- it's kind of a comfort food and a nice sweet dessert w/out all the guilt...

Our weather was actually beautiful today! IT's been on the cool side for several days and we've had rain, but today was perfect- of not a little too warm. I just got back from the park with the boys- walked and it took *forever*- only got my heart rate up from being annoyed (ie. lack of sleep and dilly dallying boys...). Haven't been so great on the food today (also from being tired) stopped and 7-11 for a soda and treated myself to a candy bar. DUMB. Like I didn't have enough sugar with my cake (which I also had for lunch today) I'll be better tomorrow and why not- even for the rest of today!!

Well, it's almost time for swimming lessons for my oldest (will this day ever end??) Better run. Hi to Angie, Sandy, Neesha - are you moved?
Talk to you later :wave:

06-12-2003, 09:16 PM
Good afternoon!! Has anyone ever tried Texas Barbeque? We have a place in Monson that has it and I have been watching the Food Network(BAD IDEA!!) all week and all they have shown is BBQ. I want to try it so bad!!

My period isnt due until the 28th. Right on my birthday party of course. :lol: We usually do a pool party too.

I did 6 miles today. YEAH for me!! I better get it in because Saturday I am sure I am going to be bloated from Jays Pizza Hut and Haleys birthday party. Lets put it this way. I wont be being good .

06-12-2003, 09:40 PM

The pudding is the only dessert I could think of that would satisfy my sweet tooth without the fat and starch. I hope I can still lose weight, even while eating the pudding. I need a little sweet in my diet! :)


6 miles is great!! I exercised twice today, once at 5 am (Denise Austin's Bounce Back After Baby, even though my baby is almost 2), and again at 7 pm (Kathy Smith's Time Saver Cardio Workout). My husband thinks I am crazy!! He sits on the couch reading, and says, that doesn't look like fun, lol.

Never tried Texas BBQ. My husband and I are going to a clam bake this Saturday where I am sure they will have some sort of chicken BBQ. I am not really worried because I have done pretty good resisting sweets this week, so, I guess a BBQ should be ok.

Unfortunately, my TOM always comes on my birthday, usually the exact day, December 11, so I can sympathize for the birthday blahs. I hope you can still enjoy your pool party!


06-12-2003, 10:29 PM
this must be the TOM thread :lol: . Sorry guys, but mine started on Monday...even though I wasn't around here maybe I was sending the vibes? Luckily it's almost over and done with. I'm only averaging 22 days in between from the start of one to the start of the next--what's up w/that??? Sucks big time.

Anyway, just got back from my nail appointment and I feel a little better. The salon I go to has a transsexual hair stylist. Today "she" had a client who was getting highlights put in--this client hasn't had "the operation" yet. It was a bit scary to look at, but quite amusing to listen to during the 1.5 hours I was there. It takes all kinds to make the world go 'round though huh?

Holly, my friend passed away a week ago Sunday. She was in Florida for a convention and choked on some food during dinner. I don't know the exact specifics but only know that when the paramedics came, they couldn't revive her. Very sudden and very sad.

Emily I'm sure your pictures will be beautiful. I know all about photo subjects not being in-sync with one another. Our entire immediate family 23+ took some pics at a local park a couple of months ago. Let's just say it took a while.

Angie, don't know exactly what "Texas" BBQ is (as the definition varies by region) but I'm sure if we had it here I'd eat it :ink: .

06-13-2003, 08:16 AM
Morning Chicks,
Yesterday was so beautiful out and today they say it will only be in the 60's. RRRRRRRRR, and then we are due for rain yet again. I think Summer is missing Maine? I know we kinda missed Spring....

Food is okay still, few slips but nothing to hurt me I don't think. I am trying to be very very concious of all that I eat.

Your July 4th get a way sound fun Noelle hope you have a blast.

Don't know about the Texas BBQ Angie? Sounds yummy though, I love all BBQ stuff. We have a local resturaunt that does a BBQ sampler for 2, Hubby and I ordered it one day, and OMG it was so good. It had, BBQ~~pork, chix, beef and coleslaw and beans. That same rest. makes a great BBQ pork sandwich on this huge bulky roll, you can only eat like 1/2 or little more.

Angie: For an easy and excellent meal with BBQ, I sometimes take either pork, chix or beef throw it in the crockpot with a bottle of BBQ sauce (flavor/brand of your choice) and let it cook for like 1/2 the day or more and OMG it is so good and sooooooooo easy.

Hello to everyone, hope your day starts good,

06-13-2003, 09:24 AM
Good Morning!!

Holly, The clam bake sounds fun. My moms best friend used to do a pool party and lobster/clam bake every summer. Those were so much fun.

Noelle, I am glad to see you back. I missed you. I'll bet your nail appointment was interesting. I am glad you are feeling better.

Sandy, The platter sounds yummy. I love the BBQ shows on tv. When they show the meat just falling apart My mouth waters. I might grab a BBQ chicken sandwich from there tonight for supper so I dont have to cook.

Well, I had better go do my books up for tonight so I dont fall behind. FUN!FUN!

06-13-2003, 11:54 AM
FRIDAY THE 13TH!!!! :fr:

I guess I am the first one here today. Mine isn't going so good yet. I got on the scale for weight in and I am up an un-godly amount! I don't even want to say. I did my BF too. My boss was trying to make me feel better by pointing out that IO had gained about 6 pouns of muscle over the past 3 weeks. I don't care! I don't want to be almost 8 pounds from goal. I have 2 weeks to get to 150 and at this rate I will be 169 instead.

OK enough whining, I should be happy that I gained muscel i know it just really freaked me out this morning. I have been doing so good and look what happened.

Kind of crazy how we all syned up.

Holly all of your talk of pudding makes me want some now. I am going to have to be very careful b/c hubby is fishing and I am all alone. I might end up eating the whole bowl.

Emily I think I am the only one who has never had the pleasure of have kids pictures taken. I can usually get my kids (the dog and cats) to sit still long enough to snap one. :lol:

Noelle how is it going with the cousin in?

Sandy you should had south. It is 100% humidity right now and we are already at 84 and it isn't even 10AM.

Angie I wonder what the differnce is between Texas BBQ and all of the other kinds?

06-13-2003, 12:18 PM
Kempy, just think of how buff your gonna look though. You will be all toned and tight. I would kill to be like that. I told Jay that I wanted a weight bench for my birthday.(I wont get it :lol: ) but I am scared too because I look at the scales all the time and I know I would freak out at a gain and may say to **** with it. I am up 1/2 pound this week . Lesson learned just because BB FF Yogurt is fat free doesnt mean it wont make you fat. haha :lol: The smores the other night probably didnt help either. Hopefully I can get it gone for official weigh in tomorrow so I can go to Pizza Hut with a clean consciounse(sp) I know I just spelled that wrong but it escapes me just now.

I layed out in the sun this morning because my sweet hubby woke up early and walked 3 miles with me so I had some extra time and since it is going to rain tomorrow I wanted some color. My sis is going to be pissed. Haleys party is tomorrow and it is supposed to rain. It rained last year too and the year before that(the skinny pic of me) it was 102. We all left about 10 minutes after we got there and went home to swim...sis included. hehe

Have a great day girls!!

06-13-2003, 12:40 PM
Good morning all :wave:
Slept in 'til 8:30 this morning so am feeling better than yesterday. Have tons of house stuff to do today though so had better get in gear!!

My friend dropped the pics off last night and we did get some good ones :) They are actually really quite good. Makes me want to invest in a $400 camera! But I won't...this year...
There was a couple of me and Ian (The baby) though that were a good wake-up call :eek: I just don't see myself as "that big"- in the picture I look like a swollen version of the self I think I am-- if that makes sense. But I am and there is proof. I don't want to be so time to get busy!!!!!!!

So back to my 3 simple goals.
No fast food- including *anything* but pop at 7-11

So there. I will do this.

Angie- I'm curious too as to what makes Texas BBQ different from the rest...is it hotter I wonder?
Kempy- I know I don't have to tell you about the evils of letting the scale get to you. But if you are gaining muscle you can eat more without gaining and your clothes will fit better! :D
Noelle- a jaunt to Maui sounds sooooo nice. I'll try not to be jealous!!
Sandy- hope you're having a great day.
Hi to everyone else!
Better get busy! :wave:

06-13-2003, 03:35 PM
Good morning everyone :yawn: . I'm choosing to have a great day today and no one can stop me :goodvibes: , not even the scale. I've been doing great on my walking and my eating's been evening out so the scale is moving down again. I won't totally celebrate until I get back down to the low 170's since I seem to be having a difficult time staying there. I'm beginning to dread weekends. I need to plan what exactly I'll be doing and what I'll allow myself to eat otherwise all heck breaks loose and I'm back to where I started the previous week :rolleyes: . We're taking my dad and BIL's and hubby to "Brunch on the Beach" on Sunday for Father's Day. It's a production the City puts on about once a month where they close off part of Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki and set up carpet, tables, chairs and umbrella shades. All these restaurant vendors from the hotels and other fine dining restaurants have booths set up where you can buy food...there are live bands and other entertainment and you get a great view of Waikiki beach (not that it's such a great view, but you get the picture) . It's a good time and I look forward to it. If only I could find out which restaurants will be there so I can choose wisely :chin: ...

Kempy you are beautiful AND you've got height on your side. Try not to let the stupid scale number get you down, besides, it's Friday! :dance:

Sandy I want to try your crock pot recipe...I know pork would probably taste best but I'll probably go the (skinless) chicken route. Why is it that FAT on BBQ tastes so good? :lol: you know what I mean?

Angie sorry you may be getting rain but have fun at your b-day parties and enjoy your :jeno: .

Emily those are good goals to set and pretty easy to attain. Go get 'em.

Holly, I just noticed that you said your b-day was Dec. 11--hence the name "Holly" ? Well, my b-day is 12/14 so that's how I got my name "Noelle" . My mom said I would be Noel if I was a boy, and Noelle if I was a girl--either way, same pronunciation. Of course the Dr. said I was supposed to arrive on Xmas...I always like to be early, never ever late :lol: .

Neesh I hope your move is going smoothly. Check in when you can. I wanna know how things are in Washington state.

Well, I gotta get some work done, I'll definitely be back later. Have a great day.

06-13-2003, 08:09 PM
The BBQ sucked!! I ate half of my sandwich and thought I was going to get sick. Jay did too. It tasted too much like wood smoke. It was tender but when I bit into a big peice of fat I knew I was done with it. Needless to say the dogs had a feast and I am scarred on slow smoked BBQ forever. :lol: I am going to be real pissed if the scales go up tomorrow because of it. HAHA

Thats about all the excitement I had for today. I lead an exciting life huh?

Sandy, How are you enjoying the weather? Did you get a chance to see the forecast for tomorrow and the rest of the week? 55-60 and rainy for tomorrow. YUCK!!

Talk to ya all tomorrow

06-13-2003, 08:18 PM
Angie, yes I saw the weather forcast....it sucks. Sorry your bbq sandwich wasnt what you were expecting. Do try the BBQ in the crockpot at home though...it's great and I do use the boneless skinless chicken breast.....sometimes thighs. If you get the breast let it cook for like 4 or 5 hours then shred it and put it back in the crock with bbq sauce and let it cook then make sandwiches Yummy!!!!

Noelle: I hope your day went good as planned. You sounded so upbeat this morning I hope it all went like that.

Kempy: you will get there, and remember muscle weighs more than fat and you have very low Body fat dont you?

Neesh: How is the move going? I'm sure your busy.

Jen and Holly: Hello there girls....

06-13-2003, 10:43 PM
Hey gals, just winding down my afternoon. I am still having a great day :D see? I figure if I pretend I'm happy, I'll eventually feel that way. The morning was great but when I went to pick up my boy from school, I found out that the school is closing due to rising costs. They've been open for the past 22 years(?) and the last day of operation will be 7/25/03. That really sucks because he only had 1 more year there before starting preschool. They'll finish up the summer program and then close their doors :cry: . I've been calling around the neighborhood trying to locate another school that has the available openings...of course my first 2 choices were already full for the next school year :( . Oh well, I must think positive! When one door closes, another opens, right? RIGHT?!!! Ok, I think I'm ok now. I think I'm sadder than my son is because I don't think he understands yet. He's been at that school for 2 years and the teachers and aides are almost like family--they are the family that takes care of my baby when I'm at work. What a sad situation. Any ideas on small parting gifts for the staff? I'm leaning along the lines of maybe candles and nice candle holders.

Anyway, not to dwell on this cr@ppy stroke of luck I'm having...I'm glad to have you gals. SOrry to be such a freakin' downer lately :^: . I invited another fine lady over to join us. Hope she stops by soon. Fresh perspective is always good.

Angie sorry your BBQ wasn't what you hoped it would be--maybe that's a good thing? God knows how I love real BBQ ribs :T .

06-14-2003, 07:35 PM
Hey girls!!! I am down a 1/2 pound. I didnt expect that after the lousy sandwich yesterday. I have been so bad today. My food has consisted of Pizza,pizza and oh yeah ... Pizza!! Tomorrow is a new day and my hubby only has a birthday once a year. :lol: I didnt have any ice cream cake at the party though. But I will probably eat some cookies tonight. SLAP ME!!!

The party was fun. I found a coffin box that says Over the Hill for my dads party. I cant wait until the 28 so that we can surprise him. hehe

I hope everyones weekend is doing great.

06-15-2003, 05:10 PM
Wow, here we are in the middle of June and Maine is still so damned cold. Today at the coast I don't even think we hit 60 degrees. Evan went to a pool party at the camp ground down the road, but I doubt they got in the pool, they may have done the hot tub though. I will find out when he gets home.

Our day has been pretty laid back here. I played Angie yesterday and made hubby a pie, made the dads some whoopie pies and some cinnimon rolls. I did not stay out of them though:( , but, it's over and done, well as soon as the last extra whoopie pies are gone it will be over.

Talk to you all tomorrow,

06-15-2003, 05:29 PM
Sandy, that is so sweet of you! i hope he liked them. I didnt eat the cookies last night BUT... I did have alot of BB ice cream. still bad but at least there werent the extra fat grams. The only reason I didnt make the cookies is because I was too lazy to go cook them. :lol: How sad am I? hehe

I forgot all about Fathers day until the kids mentioned it. I even denied him nookie this morning. I guess I will have to make up for it later. :lol:

I am making him Fettucini alfredo and garlic bread for supper and I will have my low fat fried rice. so I should be okay tonight.

I ordered dads cake today. I got one with black ballons and a grim reaper saying. " Don't worry I am only here for the cake" I got a half sheet. I am addicted to the buttercreme frosting Walmart uses so I bought it there. I am craving it so bad since I didnt eat anything at Haleys party yesterday. It was all I could do to not grab some cupcakes to bring home.

06-15-2003, 05:31 PM
oh yeah. My little Candi isnt so sweet anymore!!! She found a baby bird in the field and plucked all of his feathers out!! Jay went and got him and he is in the back yard. I hope he lives but I doubt he will. I hate it when the animals attack other animals

06-15-2003, 10:44 PM
Hey guys.

My weekend was really boring. I got my hair colored Saturday morning and then went to talk wiht the lady about school. I only need to figure a way for me to cut my hours and still be able to live. Oh well, I guess I will fgure something out. If it weas meant too be it will happen.

I am not in to great of a mood right now. Yesterday was the 15 year mark of when my dad died. It really sucks because it was right before fathers day so now every year is kind of a drag.

I am not really in the mood to spill it so I will just chech in tomorrow. I hope all of you have a great weekend.

06-16-2003, 07:28 AM
Blah, it's another Monday. Hi ho Hi ho, it's back to work I go...


I am sorry to hear about your friend. I had a scary episode about a year ago when I choked on a piece of steak that wouldn't go up or down! I stomped my foot on the floor bc I could not breathe or talk and my husband looked at me like "what are you doing." After about 10 secs he realized I couldn't breathe, tried heimlich, but totally missed the ribcage. Fortunately for myself, the piece of steak dislodged and went down! It was SCARY though! I am VERY careful when I eat now, for fear that it might happen again.

Yea, birthdays around Christmas. It was hard having the name Holly as a child, seems silly now, but as a kid, it really bothered me.


I understand how it feels to lose a father, as mine died when I was 13. He has been gone 13 years and almost 4 months, so I can totally understand your pain. ((((Kempy))))


I Loooove fettucini alfredo, especially with shrimp!! Mmmmm. I ate too much this weekend, with the clam bake and all, but managed to eat only yogurt covered peanuts as to any junk food.

I must be doing something wrong here. I have been exercising religiously (did before, but wasn't consistent) for about 2 weeks now, have nearly wiped out all junk food, and have not lost an ounce. In fact, I stepped on the dreaded scale this morning and it was too close to 156 for me. However, it is my TOM still, so, maybe the numbers will change after it goes away!?

My challenge for this week is to reduce my sugar intake. I have reduced fat, but sugar is another story. I am going to take apples or carrots to work in place of cereal bars. I am also going to try to drink more water, and keep up the exercise.

Hi Sandy!!

Hope I didn't miss anyone!


06-16-2003, 09:19 AM
Good Morning.

Kempy, I am so sorry. I can only imagine what it must be like to lose your father and at such a young age too. I am thinking of you.

Holly, maybe you are building muscle. How do your clothes feel? Either way you are doing great and the scales will start to move for you soon.

Me on the other hand, why do I do this? I do good all day and at night I have been munching,munching,munching. I have to stop this. I did it last time(only with junk food) and I gained back all of this weight. I have 2 days before Jays actual birthday so I am making that my goal to be good for 2 days.

I'll check back later.

06-16-2003, 02:36 PM
I am feeling a little better today. Just not having to good of a time over the past few days. Joe left again and I am depressed. I can tell that I don't get off of the sofa when he isn't home it is weird that I have become so depended on him to keep me going.

I NEED A WATER PILL! I have no idea why I am still so bloated. My ring hurts from it too. I am going to try to keep an eye on what I am eating. There has to be some hidden salt in there somewhere.

I am thinking about only doing cardio for a week and then the next week add in weights again. I think I might follow this plan for awhile. I am thinking it might spurr my body into losing some fat (weight).

I have been busy today. We hired a new girl who has been answering the phone and making smoothies so now I am able to do my job instead of everyone elses.

06-16-2003, 04:36 PM
Geesh, I hope I am getting ready to have my period early or something. All I have done is eat lately and I have been so crabby today. If it isn't PMS than I must just be a *****. :lol:

Noelle, Sandy, Jen, Neesh,Holly....Where is everyone today?

06-16-2003, 06:16 PM
Hey ladies. We had a fun Sunday yesterday. It started off w/a morning walk of 3.5 miles, then we went to the "Brunch on the Beach" @ 9:30 a.m. w/my family. It was also the b-day of one of our family friends so he and his wife were there too. I ate a Chinese dim sum plate (not such a great diet choice) and also had a little sushi. These events are a really great time to sample all the fine restaurants they have in Waikiki for just a minimal amount of $. We had the regular BBQ and as usual had an overabundance of food. I did buy a large salmon filet which I seasoned and had Rick cook on the grill. I ate some pork ribs too, I had to. My dad makes them w/this special marinade that I just love. Ate too much yesterday, but not as much as I normally would on a Sunday. And if you can believe this, I stayed totally OP on Saturday. That is a major accomplishment for me :D .

Angie, you haven't had your TOM yet? I must be way ahead of schedule then, because mine's over and done w/already. Hope you get back to "normal" soon because I know you're not just a ***** for **** of it (unlike me :s: ) .

Kempy, sorry to hear you're feeling down lately. I can't imagine how it would be to lose a parent. I'm sending hugs and good thoughts your way. It must be especially difficult w/Joe gone a lot of the time too. I know that I'm dependent upon Rick too (to entertain me and keep my happy), but that's when I go and do stuff like catch a movie that I've been wanting to see by myself. Just go out do something you'd never think you'd do. You might be surprised at how much fun you can have w/out him. Hope you feel better soon.

Holly, I like your name. In fact I even thought about if I had a daughter who was going to be born around Xmas time than her name would be Holly. Try having a name like Noelle...all year 'round you get the "The First Noel" song sung to you off-key, and very loudly. How scary for you to have almost choked. I'm glad you had a more positive outcome than my girlfriend did. I always tell my son to chew his food well and swallow before putting more food into his mouth. I'm a little paranoid myself about that, even more so now that it happened to my friend.

Sandy, whoopie pies? :T !!! Ok, no more talk of whoopie pies on this thread today :lol: How's your Monday rolling along?

It's almost time for lunch here and I have to pick up my son. I'll check back later. Hope you gals have a great rest of the day.

06-16-2003, 06:29 PM
Hi everyone-
This is just a fly-by post- busy busy, but wanted to check in. Not having a great day. Well, it's not too bad (meaning could be lots worse) , but I have had licorce and a candy bar...no more treats today!!

Had a nice Father's Day...I made DH a pecan pie since it's a favorite of his and knew I wouldn't be tempted. Good choice for me when I really wanted the lime cheesecake :yum:

Older boys are at a friends and I need to get some work done while they're gone so I'll check back in tonight! :wave: BYE

06-16-2003, 06:49 PM
Noelle, How long does school go there? My kids got out for the summer last Tuesday. I am glad to hear that you had a good weekend. I already broke my promise to be good for 2 days. Nachos and a piece of garlic bread and 3 bites of cookie. Darn!! I did cut my spaghetti back at supper and added cauliflower to fill me up but I doubt it will help.

YUM!!! Pecan pie sounds so good! I would love to try it. I have never had any. I like Pecan stickt buns and pecan mudslides though. :lol: Of course I have never had lime cheesecake either.

I am glad everyone had a great weekend. Kempy, I am here if you need to talk. Is Joe gonna be gone long? I am so dependent on Jay and vice versa. We always say that if one of us passes on the other would die of loneliness soon after.

06-16-2003, 11:01 PM
Good afternoon ladies. I have an empty 4 liter wine jug that I use as a bank to collect all my pocket change. The bottle finally got full so I had my 9 and 14 y.o. nieces do some coin wrapping for me this morning. After lunch I had to lug all the coins to the bank in a rubbermaid storage container which was loaded onto a folding luggage cart--it was SO heavy! I had a total of $801.50 in coins--imagine that! The total was actually 2 jars full worth. I guess that was my weight lifting workout for today :strong: .

Angie, my son's school normally runs from 8/1 through 5/30, but they have a summer program from 6/1 through 7/25--so it's pretty much year-round. Regular public schools in my district are on the 9 mos. on/3 mos. off schedule--other districts are on year-round or trimester scheduling. Everywhere is different which is pretty lame. We have summer programs at the district parks run by the City and County though to keep kids out of trouble.
Having trouble w/the snacky snacky? :^: I'm afraid I can't help you. I ate some brownies after eating my subway sandwich...I'm going for my regular walk though. Mondays are always make it or break it for me.

Hi Em :wave: . Glad you had a good weekend and thanks for popping in. How're the little ones? Did you say cheesecake??? I heard someone mention cheesecake :ink: I feel my hips expanding already :lol:

06-17-2003, 12:27 PM
Hey guys!

I dried my pants and that is the story I am sticking too. :lol: I don't get it really! I am trying to be good and everything is just geting tighter. If I could take it I would put myself on a liquid diet but I know just what would happen, I would freak out and eat everything I could get my hands on. Then where would I be.

I got sad news yesterday (wrote about it in my journal, so I am not going to write it again it is just to hard) a member killed herself.

I did 40 minutes of cardio yesterday. 30 mins on the treadmill and 10 on the stairmaster. I feel like I did ok but the pants are telling me otherwise. I am not going to give up though. It is making me ill though knowing that I am trying and getting bigger. I am hoping that it is just the muscle pushing out the fat and then it will all of a sudden kick in and I will drop like a pant size. Does that really happen or is that only in my fantasy world? :lol:

How is everyone doing today? I really need you guys here today so I can keep my mind off of my friend so please pop in frequently.

06-17-2003, 12:30 PM

At least someone likes my name, lol. I too had a horrible time growing up, but it was "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas..., and I was overweight to boot :(!

That is an impressive amount of change!! That's a weight I wouldn't mind lifting, especially after cashing it in!!


OK, pecan pie, nachos, cookies, making me hungry, and sounds waaayy too yummy! I am so frustrated! I have been doing fairly well food and exercise wise, but, now I have a nasty cold, and am unable to exercise, another set back. Poo! It's no wonder I can't keep the will power to lose any weight. I try to eat healthy and exercise, and I get sick! I haven't been sick since December 02.

Where is everyone?? Out enjoying the sun, I hope, unlike myself, stuck at work in an office.


06-17-2003, 12:32 PM

I am sorry to hear about your friend. How sad.

I know what you mean about doing all the right things, and still, your pants getting tighter! Mine are doing the same! It stinks. I have not eaten one bite of my usual junk food in 9 days, and feel like I am getting bigger, not thinner :(.


06-17-2003, 12:34 PM
Hey, Kempy I just read your journal. I have known so many of the kids I grew up with that have committed suicide. I am sorry for your loss.

I hesr you on the weight gain. I ate everything in sight yesterday while telling myself not to do it. WHY? I was so mad at myself when I finally had eaten enough. I literally went from cupboard to fridge to freezer eating. I have no idea why I would sabotage myself like that. Maybe I will start early. That would make me so happy to have some sort of an explanation but I doubt it will happen. I am not due until the 28.

Great job on all the exercise yesterday. You are doing great!

It is actually warm and sunny out today. I am trying to think of something to do for Jays birthday tomorrow but I have no ideas. I told him straight out that I want a weightbench for my birthday. Di has had fantastic results with weights and I would like to try it. I said to just get a cheap Weider bench so I have my butterfly and legs. I have no room for one but I can move my treadmill into the closet since I never use it since I got my ellpitcal.

How is everyones day so far? Has Jen come back from vacation yet?

06-17-2003, 12:37 PM
Hey Holly we posted at the same time. I would love to save that much change too. It is hard when the kids are forever grabbing it though. :lol: I usually only get sick in the summer too. Usually the first really nice week. It sucks! I hope you feel better soon.

06-17-2003, 12:51 PM
Holly I usually get sick when I start to wokr out again. I think it has to do with us changing our immune system while we start to change our bodies. I am not certain why it is like that but I know that is happens to me and it happend to my sister too.

Angie aren't hubbies hard to buy for? Joe always wnats something expseive. I want to get it for him but it never fails I can't so I end up getting him something stupid. I am no good at buying him stuff.

My MIL e-mailed me yesterday and siad that she sent something UPS and it will be here Friday but I have to put it aside until she gets here. She has no idea how mush that is going to kill me. I love to open stuff, I don't care what it is I have to open it first. So I am going to have this box sitting in me house looking at me for 2 weeks!!!!! Even if I put it in th other room, you know it will be calling for me. :lol: It might as well be a bag of cookies in that box.

06-17-2003, 02:41 PM
:wave: Hello!
Kempy- I am so sorry about your friend!! That is so hard. I had several people in high school I knew commit suicide- it's such a hard thing to understand. Ooh, a tempting box to open! Hmmm, maybe you can maneuver a way to open it and re-tape it up and she won't be the wiser :lol:

Noelle- so what are you going to do with all that change!! That's almost a $1000! Cool! I always think I'm going to save change (and here in Canada with $1 and $2 coins it adds up fast!) But I can always find something to do with it...

Angie- no birthday ideas here... maybe get him a weight bench :lol:

Holly- hope you are enjoying your day

I'm having a terrible time today. It's 11:35 and all I've had are the new peanut butter and choc.cream oreos and diet coke! My tummy's going to be hating me later!
I'll try to get back later, but if I don't I won't be around tomorrow. It's my oldests birthday and we are going to the zoo! (And shopping, but don't tell him!)

06-17-2003, 04:56 PM
((((Kempy)))) Sorry to hear about the loss of one of your members/friends. Who knows what goes on in the minds of people who decide to take their own lives? What's pretty frustrating and scary too is that a lot of them put on a brave and happy front, while all the pain is just eating away at them inside.

Angie, i like Emily's idea...buy the bench for his b-day present--then you can both use it :lol: . Very sneaky :s: . Or how 'bout something for the truck? Boys and their toys :rolleyes:

Emily, oreos and diet coke--the breakfast of champions! :D Hey, have a great day tomorrow at the zoo. Best wishes to the b-day boy.

Holly--good job on resisting the junk food for 9 days, that's great. You know, I was so good about not eating junk food in the office while at work. It was easy since there were always other people around. But once I got home, nothing was safe! I'm working on not "sneak" eating... it's hard since I've been doing it for so long. I actually tell my husband to stick around upstairs after dinner so I can't snack. Isn't that sad?

Sandy how are you doing today?

Jen wherever you are hope you're having a great time.

The only plans I had for the spare change I saved were to put it away in my son's account, which is exactly what I did...the next jar however, will be a trip fund. A trip to where? I don't know, but averaging $400 a jar-full is a good start to getting somewhere. Maybe "Disneyland fund" ?

06-17-2003, 08:28 PM
Ha speaking of sneak opening gifts... It made me remember a time when I was like 10 and me and my sister opened every present under the tree and then ran out of tape when we were retaping them so we used that yellow tape for painting. My mom went to unplug the tree one night and saw it. Our only excuse was well maybe someone broke in. :lol: we were so stupid!!! We got the belt too. The only time in our life we ever had been spanked with a belt but he didnt do it that night no my dad waited a month. He set a date that night so we could think about what we did for a month. He was evil I tell you(just kiddin) We were such bad little kids.

Noelle, can you take me to Disneyland? I think I am a sneak eater too. Does it count if you sneak eat and then confess to make yourself feel better about it. :lol: That is what I did yesterday.

Emily, I hope you guys have fun at the zoo tomorrow. We dont have any zoos near my house. Jay's birthday is tomorrow too.

The weight bench idea is great. But I am sure neither of us will use it for any length of time. :lol: We never do but I like to have the option.

06-17-2003, 09:08 PM
Hello ladies! I am Summer. Noelle invited me to join you all. I was looking for a very active and supportive thread, and it looks like I found one. Thanks for your help Noelle! My all time high weight was 250, postpartum. After having my gallbladder removed, I lost weight and dropped to 215. Over time, and a very stressful new job, teaching in the inner city, I gained back some of the weight, and started this latest journey in January at 232. I am currently 219. It took me six months to get here, because apparently I wasn't serious. Now that summer, my favorite season, is upon us, I've gotten serious. I hope that I can be of some support to all of you. I am a married mom of one 5 year old daughter. I teach pre-k in a large city. I can't wait for school to be over. I just want to lay on the beach and read trashy novels. AAAHHHH.......Summer ;)

06-18-2003, 09:37 AM
Hi Summerlover! When does school get out where you are? My kids got out last week. Now it is nonstop bickering. :lol: I have had my gallbladder out too. Do you still get the attacks? I was told by so many people who had theirs out that they still have the painful episodes.(this was while I was still in the hospital after surgery) That made me feel good. hehe

This is a great group of girls and we all try to help each other the best we can. You will like it here.

Congrats on losing 31 pounds so far.

06-18-2003, 11:37 AM
Hey ladies!! Just checking in to say hi to all of you. I am still VERY VERY ill, so my exercise is shot, but, I am not hungry either, so at least my diet isn't blown. I am home from work today, and am going to check out and rest for a while. Hope everyone is well.


06-18-2003, 12:04 PM
Hi Summer! I hope you love it here as much as I do!

Holly I hope you feel beter!

I got my walk in with Echo last night. She keep getting in front of me and stopping. That is not a good way to keep up a pace. I am sur it was funny looking to my neighbors.

I am going to pick up Joe from the airport tonight :cp: I guess I will be able to see him for a few hyours until he leaves to go out of town again. augh! I am ready for him to stop going out of town so much!

What is happening with you chickys today?

06-18-2003, 01:38 PM
Good morning everyone. I had to talk my son for a walk w/me yesterday since no one was home to watch him. Can I count that as part of my weight workout? Pushing 41+ lbs in a stroller up hills is tough work! He walked for a bit of the ways but since I didn't cut the route short, he hopped in the stroller for quite a ways too. It's all good though, it was family time. :strong: Don't know what's on the agenda today...we'll see how things pan out. My parents are going on a 2 week trip to California to visit family tomorrow. I'm losing my cook, cleaning and babysitting service (just kidding, sort of :^: ) .

Summer glad you found us! Hope we can motivate you to get to goal and vice versa. I'm good at being a cheerleader, but not so good at losing the weight :lol: . Hope your summer's going well, you need a little relaxation from all those 4 year olds :D .

Holly take care of yourself, you hear ;) ? And no passing the cold around :p .

Kempy have fun w/Joe tonight :devil: . How long will he be gone next time? When Rick was in the Nat'l Guard he used to be gone a lot of the time too, that sucked big time--that and his penchant for almost always working on Saturdays... I know how you feel. Was Echo sniffing around or was she just getting tired? My sister's dog walks a little ahead then just lays down w/his feet splayed out because he gets tired :lol: .

Angie have a great day w/Jay. :hb: wishes to him. Have a bite of cake for me... So what'd you get him? Or is that too personal :lol: ?

Emily hope you're enjoying your day also.

Sandy hope you haven't grown tired of us :( . Peek in and say hi :wave: .

Well, I've got to get this day started. Have a good one all of you.

06-18-2003, 03:55 PM
I cleaned the entire Durango out. After I started I wished I hadn't. The dogs go everywhere with us and Rebel has the run of the front so there was JRT hair EVERYWHERE. He has weird hair too, it is thin on one end and thicker on the other so it just hooks into anything. I told Him that I saved him $100.00 on detailing so now he has to go buy the new speakers for it this weekend. That is his gift with a little sumpin sumpin later. :lol: Plus I am going to make him a peanut butter frosted cake tonight while he is 4 wheeling. I know I shouldnt since I made it through yesterday perfectly but I want some too. I really cant wait until this month is over so I can get back on track and be a good girl.

06-18-2003, 05:36 PM
Noelle hills would be so nice to have. We are all flat here. Come to think of it my butt looks like this place. :lol:

Echo just doesn't pay attention to what she is doing. She runs to one side and sniffs and then she is right in front of me going slow. A couple of times she was trying to place with her lease and she got it all wrapper around her. Crazy dog.

Angie cleaning out the truck is a good gift. I would do that for Joe but I don't think I could get it as clean as he would want. Peanut Butter cake sounds awesome. I am sure it is just terrific for you huh? :lol:

I think Joe will be home just for tonight but hey I will take whatever I can get. I am trying to make it a habit of walking Echo at night so that will kill some time when he isn't home. Plus we both need to mover around. She is my sleeping buddy. I will lay down on the sofa and she is right under me on the floor and before I know it we are both napping. Not good for either of us.

Sandy Come back!!!

06-18-2003, 08:47 PM
Hi everyone! Angie, thanks for the welcome! My last day of school was supposed to be today, but we had four snow days, so my last day is next Tuesday. Graduation is on Monday, so the kids will probably just come in on Tuesday to get their report cards. As far as gallbladder attacks go, as long as I avoid high fat foods, I'm okay...and it's better for weight loss too. My daughter's pre-k graduation and my husband's birthday were on Monday, so I cheated with chocolate cake, but I was smart and brought the rest to school and left it in the teachers' lounge. ;) Holly, if you have a cold, try echinacea, garlic, and tons of vitamin C. Feel better! :) Kempy, we have a new beagle, Duffy, that we got from a shelter. I have to run to keep up with him when we take "walks" and then suddenly he picks up a scent and abruptly stops! He was not trained well by his former owners. :( Noelle, pushing 41 lbs. up hills definitely sounds effective! My old neighborhood was hilly, and I got a great workout (and cramps in my calves!) but our current neighborhood is mostly flat. I like it better because of the sidewalks. It is nice to not have to dodge cars and trucks! I mostly get my workouts at the gym or with aerobics tapes, because my daughter doesn't want to sit in a stroller anymore. I guess I can't argue with her since she is going to kindergarten in the fall. :( (I'm not ready for this.) I was feeling sad last week about saying goodbye to my classes, but I took Monday off for my girl's graduation and got a taste of freedom. Being home during the day got me into summer mode. Going back to school on Tuesday was so hard. Now I'm ready to say, "good bye" to my little darlings...I just LOVE summer!!!!! ;) Summer

06-18-2003, 08:48 PM
I'm here, just had a really busy couple of days. I tried to get here earlier today, but the day at work was crazy. With the name change and the move, seems I am busy all the time.....oh, I forgot thats why I get the money>>>>LOL

Summer: Nice to meet you..I too had my gallbladder removed.

Angie: Happy Bday to Jay.....be nice to the boy...if he's like every other man there is only one thing they beg for for their bdays.(I'm so bad)

Noelle: wow, that sure was a big chunk of change. We can't seem to save to fast here, the kids are always stealing the quarters out for those stupid quarter machines....

Kempy: Joe home...take it easy on the poor boy. Now, is the dog walking you???LOL

Jen & Holly: Hello, hope all is going well for you.

Well my 5 year old is in the background yelling and whining she can't find her pillowcase....(I call it her rag) it's not on a pillow, it's just the thing she has to have to sleep with....oh thank god, she just found it...under the tent....

Hahahah...yes, I said under the tent...my children thought it would be a great idea to camp in the livingroom, and I do mean camp....lol so I said go ahead...summer fun and all you know.



06-18-2003, 08:57 PM
Summer: We posted at the same time....our school got out on Monday, and that's when my kids started fighting. You would think a 5 year old and an 11 year old would not fight, but oh boy do they. And they are already sooooooo bored you know....

06-18-2003, 09:05 PM
Sandy, my daughter keeps on begging me for a little sister or brother. What she doesn't understand is that I am infertile, and we had to do in vitro fertilization to conceive her. Another child is not an option. Anyway, I keep on telling her that if she had a sibling, they fight all of the time. But she won't listen to me. Oh well. Have fun trying to keep them busy! Summer ;)

06-18-2003, 09:22 PM
:lol: And Sandy, what would every man be begging for? :devil: ....ok ok, I get it...we don't want to get :tape: censored here on the thread so I'll just keep my mouth shut. Hmmm, if that happened I don't think out men would be too happy :lol: Hahaha, i crack myself up :rolleyes:

Oh yes, my gallbladder is still intact as far as I know :D Maybe my brain got removed though :dizzy:

Summer enjoy your little girl. You've been blessed once! It was a bit hard for me to conceive my first one (I think it was due to weight for the most part), but DH and I are trying--at least not preventing, and it sure is fun to try.

Anyhoo, I'm just getting really silly so I guess I'll stop here.

06-19-2003, 08:19 AM
:wave: Morning girls, I just wanted to pop in before I headed out the door for work. I'm sure Angie is up and atom and on her walk, or she could be baking her little heart out? It's almost summer tourist season, I can tell!!! Our town is so busy....

So Angie??? What did you give Jay???? Enquiring minds need to know:lol: Just kidding, I'm sure you were nice to the man.

Noelle: Humm.......do we have dirty minds or what? I'm thinking we were thinking the same thing.:lol:

Talk to you girls later....

06-19-2003, 09:17 AM
Good Morning!! I was so bad last night...no not like that :lol: I had 2 pieces of cake AND...... I made Jay and the kids chcolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches and Alicia decided to stay at a friends house so I ate that too. AAAHHH!!!! I can be such a pig when I want to. On the plus side I was good all day and the scales didnt move up today. Now if I can just be good until the 28 I probably wouldnt do any damage for the month but what are the odds that I will be? So I cleaned out the Durango and it does look good. I made him a cake and ice cream sandwiches and got him a card from Rebel. Didnt get in any nookie because he fell asleep. And I am going to make him get his speakers for the Durango on Saturday.

Yep, I did my morning walk already. I swear I am a freak in this town. The old town managers wife was walking today and she stopped us and asked how many miles we do a day. Usually we get comments from everyone on how much we walk. It is kinda embarrassing. :lol:

06-19-2003, 02:39 PM
HE FELL ASLEEP???? Even Joe didn't fall asleep last night. :lol: Just Kidding. I guess it is his b-day and he can sleep early if he wants. Plus, doesn't he get up early to deliver?

I can't workout today b/c I have got to buy stickers for the yard sale and my mom's hubby and my nephew are having a b-day dinner tomorrow night so I have to go buy them gifts. I plan on walking Echo though so that has to count for something.

HOLY SMOKES it is hott down here! Ok just had to get that out.

I feel left out with all of the kid talk. I am really joking there!!! You guys know that I am no where near the kid stage.

06-19-2003, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by Kempyd
HE FELL ASLEEP???? Even Joe didn't fall asleep last night. :lol: Just Kidding. I guess it is his b-day and he can sleep early if he wants. Plus, doesn't he get up early to deliver?

Hmmmm, get up early to "deliver" ? Getting kind of personal now aren't we? :lol: Just kidding ;) . I think I need to go and wash my mind out with soap, hehe.

06-19-2003, 03:57 PM
Well gals, I was a :ink: lazy butt yesterday. I got off from work early and went to the store to specifically buy cookies! I bought those Pepperidge Farm Nantucket chocolate chunk ones--and guess what, they're gone. OINK!!! Well, I did share with my son and my 2 nephews that were there, but I know I ate quite a few myself. And I didn't even go walking yesterday. I am so losing my mojo. I think my body has reached a setpoint weight again--call it a plateau or whatever, but I guess it's a plateau only if you're still trying to lose and it's not happening. I have been going and staying off track more often than not these days. The walkings been great (aside from yesterday)--and get this! I went and measured my longer walking route--the one I thought was 4+ miles? It's my regular route + a detour around one side of the golf course...it came out to 5.2 miles! Wow! I was a bit floored. Of course I only do that route on weekends...

Anyhoo, I have to drop my parents off at the airport this morning for their 2 week trip to San Diego and then Sacramento, CA. So I will now officially be the chief cook and bottle washer :D .

Angie it was Jay's b-day, it's not like you eat cake and ice cream or other kinds of junk food everyday---like me :^: . Speakers for the Durango are a good gift, did you get the whole setup like amp and everything? or do you guys already have those? I'd like to get some new ones for my car since I only have the stock ones. And hey, nothing freakish about walking all over the town--I do it all the time!

Sandy, yup methinks we were thinking the same thing :p

Kempy is the yardsale this weekend? I wish I could have the patience and inclination to do that at my house. I'm too lazy and just give everything away to the Salvation Army or Goodwill--or even have some other charity come to my house to pick it up.

Well, Summer, Emily, Holly and Jen...and even Chris if you're lurking, have a great day. I'll check back later.

06-19-2003, 05:22 PM
Well Noelle, Now that you mention it, He DOES like to get up early and deliver. :lol: (sometimes) I guess we have been married too long for sex every night. Sad huh?

Somebody help me, the kids are all outside with friends swimming oh so loudly. I can not stand the sound of screaming kids. Well, it is mostly Corey, I think he is showing off for the little girl that is here. Kempy, when you are ready for kids I have a couple I'll send ya. hehe

Noelle, You sound like me right now. I so want to eat and eat. I had some of Jays cake after lunch and he is going to buy some Lloyd's ribs this weekend to cook outside and of course I want Chinese,etc. I think it is just because there are so many birthdays though. Kinda like Christmas for me. At least I hope that is all it is plus my period is due next weekend. Yeah that is it...I wouldnt be numb enough to let myself gain the weight back..... Again would I? Gosh I hope not.

We need to declare July the official get back on track month.

06-19-2003, 09:47 PM
Angie: I thin it's a marriage thing? I don't know...hubby and I been married for almost 14 years and we deff. don't do it like we used to.....but now we say it's the quality versus the quantity...LOL, that's my story. And for some reason we have become morning people?

Noelle: I think you and I are on the same wave lengths...hahaha, dirty little minds. Oh well, keeps us busy.

Kempy: hope it cooled down a bit for you? We are supposed to get some summer weather next week said the weather guy? But, I'm getting ready to bonk that man on top of his balding little head. He can't seem to get the report right lately.

Hello to everyone out there.....talk to you all soon.

06-20-2003, 12:21 AM
Hello :wave: everyone!

What an exhausting couple days!! We had a great day yesterday: zoo, shopping, Olive Garden, more shopping...I would have been interested in knowing how far I walked! My feet are still hurting tonight (I've been running around today too!)
Today we had a little friends party for my son. Hotdogs, doritos and cake and ice-cream. I'm feeling so gross. I've been living on junk all week for no reason. Do I want to do this or don't I?!?!?!?!Sometimes I get so frustrated with myself.

Anyway, sorry for no personal replies, but I am so tired I can't think strait and have to keep blinking to keep my eyes from burning. I need to start taking care of myself better! (which I will starting now...)
Tomorrow night I have a "girlfriends dinner"- a group of us get together monthly and have a dinner- the host does the main dish and the rest of us sides and dessert. The devil :devil: I am volunteered to do dessert just because I want some cheesecake!! But just a piece (or 2) and then I am DONE DONE DONE with junk. The dinner will be pretty healthy- shish-ka-bobs with steak, chicken and veggies. Everyone else is doing summer salads so there should be some good choices.

:yawn: well, I'm getting to bed. c'ya'll in the morning!

06-20-2003, 09:58 AM
Emily, Dont feel bad. I fell off the wagon too. I have been eating junk all week and as of this morning I am back up to 141. I am going to eat what I want this weekend so that I can get that grossed out feeling and then I need to be good on Monday-Friday and then it is time for the last birthday party and dinner at Weathervane for the kids. Then I have NO excuses and I have to get my *** in gear and at least hit my goal weight. WE WILL DO IT!!!!

Sandy, I am so there on the quality versus quantity thing. We used to do it every day when we were younger but I wasnt always Ahem.... done when he was ,Now he makes sure I am done EVERY time. Definately better!!!! :lol:

I got in about 6 1/2 miles yesterday. Today I will probably only do the 3 because I need to go shopping tonight.

Oh yeah Funny story!!! My girls are invited to a sleep over tonight so I called to talk to the mom and told her that I had to finish the twins birthday shopping tomorrow so did she want me to pick them up before I leave or would they be alright there for the day. She strated talking about when the twins were born so I was sitting there trying to figure out who she was so I went to my closet and grabbed the kids birth announcements.....The kids mom is Jay's ex girlfriend from when he was like 15. :lol: I laughed so hard. I told Jay so how do you feel about your ex girlfriend babysitting your kids while we go out? hahahahaha

06-20-2003, 12:06 PM
Still not feeling great, but slowly getting there. I have still be unable to exercise :(. But, I haven't been very hungry either. I stepped on the scales this morning, just to see if there was any change (doubted it cause I hadn't exercised in a week), and it read between 152 and 153, so I will say 152.5. WOO HOO!! I finally broke 155. I still haven't eaten any junk food, it has been 12 days now!! It is getting difficult though. My husband made a homemade vanilla ice cream shake and those yummy mint oreos last night, and asked if I wanted some. I HAD to say no!! Really, I was thinking, yes, but it had to be mind over matter. I am not really excited about the 152.5 yet cause I was down to 149 last year, and went back up to 158 this year. But, so long as I can stay away from the sweets I should be ok. Although I have decided that when I hit 145 I ABSOLUTELY NEED a really yummy sweet treat, not any fat free stuff either, lol. So, 7.5 more pounds to go and I get a treat, hehe. Ho hum, seems like forever.


Don't get too discouraged! You have come a long way. I would LOVE to be at 141 right now. That is hysterical that one of your husband's ex-girlfriends watched your children. What a hoot!


I feel like such a lazy butt myself cause I haven't exercised in a week due to being ill! I hate the jiggles :lol:

Kempy, Summer, Sandy, Emily...hope I didn't miss anyone...I hope you are having a good day, and the weather is better than here (rain, rain, rain).


06-20-2003, 12:34 PM
Holly you and I seem to be at the same weight right now. I want to be to 148 but I can't seem to get past 150. Right now I am at 155 at I am dying!

Sandy it wont get any cooler here until October so I guess I will be an inside person for awhile.

I will be eating junk tonight too. We are going to my sisters for my nephews b-day and all she is having is chips, dips and cake. What a healthy dinner!

Noelle you guys kill me with your dirty mind. Don't get me wrong I have one too but sometimes I forget about how things can be taken.

Sorry if I missed someone. I have to run to the bank so I will be back later.

06-20-2003, 04:34 PM
Just wanted to pop in and say hi. I'm at work and get this! I'm actually working! :lol: I'm going to be doing half days until my folks get back so I have to keep busy in the mornings since I'll have the afternoons off. I'll check back later on when I've got more time. Have a great day!

Hehe, with all this "dirty" talk going on, I hope we haven't scared Summer away...yoohoo, Summer, we're just kidding around here... come back :^:

06-20-2003, 07:31 PM
I could probably find this out if I looked back far enough, but I decided to ask instead:

How tall are we/you??

I am kinda short 5' 5 1/2...so 153 really sits on me

How long have you struggled with your weight??

All of my life. I weighed 189 at age 13. Had a severe eating disorder from age 13 to 23, and lowest weight was an unhealthy 119. Thank god I have been recovered for almost 3 years now! Just battling the sweets and junk food now.

Are your parents overweight?

My mom is overweight, and so was my dad. So, I guess I have the fat genes, but, I am determined not to be fat anymore.

Why do you want to lose weight?

I know appearance is a reason, but, will it really make me feel better about myself, or, will I always be trying to "fix" something? I think I need to find a way to be happy (anxiety/depression/anger issues have always loomed over me), even at my current weight, and realize that losing weight will not fix everything, but, may enable me to feel better physically.

I thought maybe this would help us to know more about each other's feelings, while also thinking about what we are really trying to achieve.


06-20-2003, 07:59 PM
This is a funny one..... My new name is Boobie Bubble Buns, lol

We all have our names. Now, it's your turn to get yours. Good luck!
Have a Great Day!!
Children laugh 146 times a day, adults laugh only 4
times a day...no wonder we're so unhappy... What's your new
Sometimes when you have a stressful day or week,
you need some silliness to break up the day. Here is
your dose... Follow the instructions to find your new
> name.

The following in an excerpt from a children's book,
> "Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor
> Poopypants" by Dave Pilkey. The evil Professor forces everyone to
> assume new names...
Use the third letter of your first name to
> > > > > determine your new first name:
> > > > > a = poopsie
> > > > > b = lumpy
> > > > > c = buttercup
> > > > > d = gidget
> > > > > e = crusty
> > > > > f = greasy
> > > > > g = fluffy
> > > > > h = cheeseball
> > > > > i = chim-chim
> > > > > j = stinky
> > > > > k = flunky
> > > > > l = boobie
> > > > > m = pinky
> > > > > n = zippy
> > > > > o = goober
> > > > > p = doofus
> > > > > q = slimy
> > > > > r = loopy
> > > > > s = snotty
> > > > > t = tulefel
> > > > > u = dorkey
> > > > > v = squeezit
> > > > > w = oprah
> > > > > x = skipper
> > > > > y = dinky
> > > > > z = zsa-zsa
> > > > >
> > > > > Use the second letter of your last name to
> > > > > determine the first half of your new last name:
> > > > >
> > > > > a = apple
> > > > > b = toilet
> > > > > c = giggle
> > > > > d = burger
> > > > > e = girdle
> > > > > f = barf
> > > > > g = lizard
> > > > > h = waffle
> > > > > i = cootie
> > > > > j = monkey
> > > > > k = potty
> > > > > l = liver
> > > > > m = banana
> > > > > n = rhino
> > > > > o = bubble
> > > > > p = hamster
> > > > > q = toad
> > > > > r = gizzard
> > > > > s = pizza
> > > > > t = gerbil
> > > > > u = chicken
> > > > > v = pickle
> > > > > w = chuckle
> > > > > x = tofu
> > > > > y = gorilla
> > > > > z = stinker
> > > > >
> > > > > Use the fourth letter of your last name to
> > > > > determine the second half of your new last name:
> > > > > a = head
> > > > > b = mouth
> > > > > c = face
> > > > > d = nose
> > > > > e = tush
> > > > > f = breath
> > > > > g = pants
> > > > > h = shorts
> > > > > i = lips
> > > > > j = honker
> > > > > k = butt
> > > > > l = brain
> > > > > m = tushie
> > > > > n = chunks
> > > > > o = hiney
> > > > > p = biscuits
> > > > > q = toes
> > > > > r = buns
> > > > > s = fanny
> > > > > t = sniffer
> > > > > u = sprinkles
> > > > > v = kisser
> > > > > w = squirt
> > > > > x = humperdinck
> > > > > y = brains
> > > > > z = juice
> > > > >

Just a little humor...:lol:


06-20-2003, 10:20 PM
Mine is Fluffy Hamster Face. :lol:

06-20-2003, 10:25 PM

It's sooo funny!! My husband even cracked up. Here's our family: Boobie Bubble Buns (me and Caleb), Crusty Bubble Buns (my husband), and the cutest, my daughter who is almost 2, Dinky Bubble Buns, lol!!


06-20-2003, 10:26 PM
I am 5' 2" tall. My weight is really noticeable.

My weight has been an issue since I met my husband at 16. I weighed 128 pounds then and his parents have a bakery so I weighed over 180 by the time I graduated high school.

My mom can be over weight but she hasnt been for a really long time. My dad has a soda belly but that is about it. I know I have a fat gene probably from my graqndmother. me and my sis are both big.

I want to lose weight for my health. I dont want diabetes(my grandmother had it) and it doesnt hurt to look good either.

I feel like a hypocrit writing all this as I am eating chinese food but as I said Sunday I am back on track until the birthday party and then there are no excuses I am getting the rest of this weight off.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

06-20-2003, 10:27 PM
Oh my god, I almost spit my food out at the Crusty Bubble Buns one. :lol: Good ones. I'll have to do the kids. hehe

06-20-2003, 10:35 PM
Alicia and Brit are Chim-chim hamster face and Corey and Daddy are Loopy Hamster face

06-20-2003, 10:39 PM
LOL Angie!! I wish I could tell my husband he's loopy!!

I cheated a little bit tonight as well. I didn't eat any sweets, but I did have 5 or 6 french fries.

I have been really hungry today because I haven't eaten much in 3-4 days cause I was so ill. I could tell I started feeling better today, my appetite came back.


06-22-2003, 01:45 PM
Hey everyone, sorry I've been MIA. I went to a retirement party on Friday after school, and then I had to devote my night to my family. Yesterday, I had a friend's wedding. I had my hair done and then had tips put on my nails, which was so time consuming. By the time I got home, my husband and I got into an argument over me being late...out of my control...but anyway, I rushed to get ready for the wedding. I have to say, for the first time in years, I looked[COLOR=deeppink]HOT!!! I wore a low cut sleeveless black dress with tiny hot pink flowers, and gorgeous black sandals. My hot pink nails matched the flowers in the dress, and my hair was soap opera star worthy!!! My husband was still mad, and commented that he hoped I hadn't spent too much for that hairdo. You know what? Even though my feelings were hurt a little, I know that I looked better than I have in years. So he can take a long walk off a short pier! A man at the wedding even made a pass at me!!! Anyway, it was a blast. Because my morning was a blur, I missed lunch. So, even though I chowed down on appetizers, wine, prime rib, shrimp, bread, and wedding cake, I maintained my weight loss from last week. Tomorrow is my class's graduation, and I will be out of school on Wednesday, so I promise to be more attentive to all of you. I know that I am not carrying my "weight" right now. My name is Boobie Giggle Head, which is perfect because I am a 42DDD, and I laugh a lot!!! My weight history consists of beginning weight watchers for the first time at age 12. I was successful, and didn't have a weight problem again until my mother died of cancer when I was 22. I gained and lost weight over a period of six years. Marriage made me gain more weight, and pregnancy was the all time whopper which brought me up to 250. I dropped to 215 after gallbladder surgery. I went back up to 232, and am currently 219. I am 5'8" tall, and would LOVE to be 160. Believe it or not, at 160, I am a size 11/12, and look great. I am half Swedish, and have very broad shoulders, and I think I would look sick if I weighed any less than that. My mom was about my size when she died...weird, huh? My father died of heart disease and cancer. My grandma had diabetes. My sister is very obese, and I have cousins who are in the neighborhood of between 300-400 lbs. Yes girls, all of the family health risks are there, plain to see. I would like to stop the cycle right here. Summer :)

06-22-2003, 03:18 PM
Hey everyone- Happy Summer!! (yesterday :) ) Unfortunately our temps went from the 90s to the 50s! Not exactly summer weather!

I think I'm recovering from my crazy week- maybe after a nap today and an early bed-time I'll finally feel back to normal. I feel stiff and sore which I hate- I mean I'm only 34!! I shouldn't have these aches and pains and I know a great deal of it is my weight and lack of activity. So time to get hopping again!

Friday night was our girl's dinner and was oh so fun. The dinner was actually quite healthy- the drinnks were pina coladas (virgin)- but made with cream and whipped cream- but oh my were they good! And of course my cheesecake, but I stuck with the one piece! But the meat and veggies were grilled and salads were all really good and lots of veggies. ANyway, it is a fun group of friends and we laugh so hard for 3-4 hours that we all end up with headaches. Such a blast though and what a release. I look forward to the dinners every month just for the laughs (OK, the food too :lol: )

Myweight history...

How tall are we/you??
I am 5'7" and currenly at 235 :blech:

How long have you struggled with your weight??
I was very thin in high school- without even trying- weighed 120. I was in a bad relationship and got depressed and started emotionally eating then- think I was 135 the summer I graduated high school. Then off to college where I gained the "freshman 15" Had really bad eating habits and ate out a lot. I stayed about 157 all through college and was continually unhappy with my weight, working out, bingeing and losing and gaining the same 7 lbs or so. Really wanted to be at 140.
Then I got engaged after university graduation (to same high-school bf- still bad relationship) While we were engaged I got up to165 and felt really fat-"squishy" for the first time. I spent a summer eating great and working out and got down to 145 for the wedding that winter. Gained at least 7 back on the honeymoon. The next couple years gained and gained some more and was back up to maybe 170- lost a bunch again- gained it back. We divorced 3 years after we were married and I was into the emotional eating bigtime-I think I got up to 192!
Well, after getting out of that and getting happy I got down to 175 and that's where I was when I met my current DH. I stayed pretty much there for awhile, but then we got into the "fat and happy" trap. Watching movies and eating tons of candy and ppp. Got up to 188 which was my pre-preg weight for my first child. Gained 40 lbs with that pregnancy and got down to 195 but stayed there. When that son was 15 mo I joined WW and lost down to 177. I was 180 when I got pg. with my #2 son and gained 45 lbs. I got up to 225 and only lost 10 lbs post-partum which is where I stayed for the next 2 + years!! My "low" was 210 and for whatever reason I gained up to 229 before I got pg with #3 last summer. (emotional eating perhaps??) So... this pregnancy I did pretty good with the weight- about 18 lbs and then some water weight at the end which put me at 254. I lost all my og. weight by 2 weeks post-partum (229) but here I am at 8.5 weeks and it's crept back up to 235. SOOOOoooooo...sorry that was so long-winded, but it's a good reminder for me of where I've come from and where I know I can get back to!!

Are your parents overweight?

My mom is 5'10" and did gain weight during her baby years. She is now 68 and wears an 18 which looks great on her. She is a "bigger" woman- probably 15 lbs overweight- all in her stomach. She walks and teaches water-aerobics- very fit. My dad is probably 15 lbs over-weight too.

Why do you want to lose weight?
I really don't want to look like this anymore- it's gross to me. I feel like a stranger in my own body. It's affecting my relationship with my DH (only because I'm inhibited- he's never made me feel like anything but a hottie-great man) I also don't want to be the biggest mom of my kid's friends. I want to be active with them. I want to be able to shop in normal stores and pick something off the rack. I want to feel beautiful again. And of course I want to be healthy.

So sorry that turned into a novel!

Well, my boys will be home from church soon (I skipped and rested ;) ) I'd better run, but will try to check in again.

06-22-2003, 04:38 PM
HI Girls. Long time no see! Just wanted to drop in and see ya'll. I miss tlaking, but I"m so crazy busy. We're still waiting for baby.


Thought I"d include our profile. man, things have been wild around here in Maryland. We're praying for baby, prmoting ourselves all over the state. We're shopping for furniture, painted our nursery yesterday. We're looking at cribs. We've got tons of faith that it'l happen for us, and figure we oughta prepare for the blessings, cause God is funny sometimes!!

Still pushing myself physically. I've managed to maintain at 135 ish pounds. That's a miracle. I turn down donuts like crazy. Not like the old me.. I'd start with 2 and work up to more if possible. Man, has life changed int he past year. Reached my goal of 150, and my body basicalyl said 'nope, still burning'. Love that.

I work out to the Boot Camp training video still, and have my cousin and friend from church in my basement, sweating like crazy! It's so much better to have a team to work with. Accountability and all.

I've toned up, and actually have muscles!! Woo-Hoo, and by the way, my sister aint' got nothing on me now! That was a big issue my whole life. Now she's trying to keep up with me. Man, that's nirvana. God is good.

So, we're ok, hubby's healthy. We're working on the house, preparing for baby, and I've been offered a great position within our company.. seems like my bad luck streak is hybernating for once.

Love you girls, and thought I"d drop by and encourage you to stay focused, love yourself, and keep sweating!! Mwaaah! (big kiss) - Christy

06-22-2003, 04:39 PM
I"ll linger around. Just won't keep a journal. Talk to ya.

06-22-2003, 04:52 PM
Chris......hey girl....my prayers are still with you and hubby for your little miricle. Glad to see you on the thread. Don't feel like you have to post all the time....we will take what you can give.


06-22-2003, 08:24 PM
Summer, I am glad to hear that you had fun at the wedding.

Chris, It is good to hear from you. I am glad life is going great for you.

Sandy, How ya liking the weather? I love it. I am hoping to be swimming all week...in between washing the dogs and carpets and getting ready for the party that is. I need to go buy a lounge chair for the pool becuase I really like to float around on the water and catch some sun.

I was so BAD this weekend. Iate so much crap. Now I am trying to hold on till this Saturday for the party and Monday for the dinner and then I plan to get back to business as usual. This week should be okay for me because I have my meals all planned out until Friday. Fingers crossed!!! I still didnt get all of my shopping done because it was so damn hot yesterday I just wanted to go home. I will make a list for Jay to buy while he is picking up the cake on Saturday I guess.

Kempy, How did your yardsale turn out? Did ya make a fortune? I watched a show on New Orleans on the Food channel this weekend and boy do I want to visit you!! :lol:

Well, I am off to walk in the rain. Talk to ya all tomorrow. I just had to come and confess my sins. :lol:

06-23-2003, 08:29 AM
Angie: I'm sure it is warmer at your house than mine only because I am on the coast. But, I can't believe we are going from like the 60's to the 90's in a few days time....Hubby put the a/c in the livingroom lastnight so we would be ready for it this week, I think he will be putting the new one in the bedroom in tonight after work.

We have to finish moving the office this week too, so that will be a treat....sweat rolling down my face....wonderful look you know.

Kempy: Hope you made tons of extra $$$$ at the lawn sale.

Hello to all...hope everyone has a wonderful day.
Be back later,

06-23-2003, 01:01 PM
One more week of work and then I am off! I am telling you this week is going to creep by becasue of it too.

We did pretty good at the sale, almost $200. Thank goodness we were actually in the garage b/c it started to pour at around 12. I think we did good considering all we pretty much sold was clothes and almost everything was $1. Whatever was left we sent to good will. I can get a tax write off for what is left.

I did my name and it is Pinky Chicken buns and Joe is Crusty Chicken buns (yuck!). What I think is neat is that my nephews call me pinky. One of them couldn't say Kempy hhen he was little and it came out pinky so it just kind of stuck. Now I am aunt pink.

Wow Chris pooped in!!!

Our weather here was great yesterday. It didn't rain for the first time in 2 weeks. We are hoping that our yard will dry out now. It is still pretty wet. Our temp was 92 but the heat index was 109!! And we were out washing the house and cleaning the gutters so we both got a nice little burn.

I am not doing to good you guys. (be ready I am about to whine) I feel like I have been doing better than I used to and I am getting some exercise in too. When I get dressed in the mornings my ring will not go on (I push really hard) and my clothes are tight. What in the world is happening? I am really starting to get depressed because of this. I am trying not to eat b/c of the depression but it is really hard. I knwo eating wont solve anything but I feel like I am spinning my wheels.

06-23-2003, 03:48 PM
Good morning everyone, it's Crusty Apple Sniffer here :p . Hehe, Rick has a cute name, Buttercup Bubble Sniffer--my son's name would be the same, would that make him a junior? Anyway, that's pretty funny.

OK so my good eating has been pretty much nonexistent for the past few months, well, week(s)...I'm going to stay 100% OP today, then tomorrow, then the day after that. My 4th of July weekend in Maui is coming up fast and I don't want to be bustin' out of my boardshorts. This weekend we went to the premiere of the Sinbad movie. It was ok, but it's not a must-see like I would recommend Finding Nemo. Come to think of it, we went to see the Rugrats movie last week and it wasn't much worth mentioning. Maybe we'll go and see the Hulk sometime this week. Gawd! I wish I could see some adult movies and not cartoons and stuff. Can't wait til my babysitters come back. Hmmmm, maybe I'll have to sneak away and catch a movie during the day by myself...ideas, ideas.

Chris :wave: ! So good to hear from you. You must be excited preparing your home for baby. Still sending good vibes :goodvibes: your way for a little one. Your profiles are great and you two look mah-velous! Maintaining at 135ish? That is so awesome! Sheesh, reaching goal and beyond, that is something wonderful. Well, take care friend and drop in anytime. We miss ya.

Kempy "aunt pink" is a cool name. My neice used to call me Auntie Nana (naw-naw), and Nana in Filipino is like grandma or old lady, ya know :lol: . She couldn't say Noelle. Luckily, the name didn't stick, whew! Hang in there w/your efforts. Maybe you're just retaining more water than usual? Have you changed your meds recently?

Emily and Summer--sounds like you both had great fun at your parties. We all need to have good times with friends. Summer, sometimes men can be such sh*t-heads. I'm sure you looked wonderful and it was worth every last penny if getting all dolled up made you feel like a million bucks--so much so that another man noticed--how nice!

Angie sounds like you'll be having a busy week getting ready for your party. Have fun enjoying your sun.

Sandy you lucky lady you, I miss my A/C in the bedroom, but there are other ways I combat the heat while sleeping...um, I won't go into detail ;) but it doesn't involve much clothing :devil: .

Holly, hope you're 100% feeling better today. Thanks for the laughs.

Hmmm, my profile...I'll be right back with that.

Hope everyone has as great Monday!

06-23-2003, 04:36 PM
OK here goes:
I am 31 years old and the mother of one.
I am 5' 3 1/2" tall. As of this morning I weighed 180 (!) yup, the evil scale said 180 this morning :( :ink: No one to blame but myself. (Note to self: work on reducing hand-to-mouth coordination). Hoping to get some of the "bloat" off with good food choices and exercise this week :crossed: .

How long have you struggled with your weight?
I don't know about "struggled", but I was probably overweight from the time I was in the 3rd grade. I remember going to a 4th grade check up and already weighing 108 lbs. I remember weighing 145 lbs in my freshman year (what I would give to weigh that right now! ) --not a bad weight at all but at the time I felt so hugely gross and fat. I went to school with a lot of tiny petite framed Filipinas and Japanese girls who weren't even 5' tall and probably weighed about 75-80 lbs. I graduated HS in 1989 at about 168 lbs. Gained 20 lbs that same year when hubby and I started dating and went in the 'fat and happy' mode, as someone put it. I probably weighed around 180-188 for a good 8 years. Then creeped up to 195, then 200. I lost 20 lbs then got pregnant sort of unexpectedly. I gained 40 lbs then, my highest non-pregnant weight was 215. I can say I've been struggling with this weight for the past 6 years. I decided to take action last October 2002 when my biggest size 18 jeans were getting tight. I've lost my mojo and am looking to get some new motivation and new direction to get this weight off. Oh yes, I'm the youngest of 7 girls and was always the fattest of the bunch.

Are your parents overweight?
My dad is overweight by about 30-40 lbs, aggravated more so by a leg injury from a killer coconut (another story for another time) 4 or so years ago. I think his family as a whole is overweight, some are really obese, others are just overweight. My mom is slim and walks everyday. I think she weighs between 130 and 135 and has maintained this weight for quite a long time.

Why do you want to lose weight?

I'm tired of being tired. I want to look better, feel healthy and be active outdoors and set a good example for my son. I ultimately would like to have another child and want to have a normal uneventful pregnancy free from high blood pressure and diabetes, which being overweight can increase your chances--and I want a normal delivery. I didn't have problems with my first pregnancy, but that was also 5 years ago when I was younger. I weighed 180 at the beginning of the pregnancy and only recently have seen that number on the scale...I don't much like it, but I know I must rely on me to change it.

That's the short story about me and my weight.

06-23-2003, 05:17 PM
Hey everyone.

Kempy, I hope the water retention leaves you soon. How close is your period? Maybe the humidity is screwing with you so you have been drinking alot more water or something. Damn, $200.00!!! I should have a yard sale. I usually just throw everything away. I am too lazy to devote a day to hanging around the house. :lol:

Sandy, It is pretty warm up here today. I actually went swimming!!! Oh my god!!! We put the dogs in the pool. We shouldnt have either because Cappie LOVED it and has been trying to get in ever since. When he realized that he cant get in without us there he went out and played in his kiddie pool in the yard(Yes my dogs have a kiddie pool of their own!!! :lol: ) It was so funny because he was splashing and spazzing out in it.

Noelle, I know where you are coming from. I dont want to diet right now either but I am trying my best to be good. I guess last weeks binge was PMS since I started this morning. Hopefully It will be easier to get on track after our dinner. I did however have a perfect day yesterday with no mess ups and today is going okay so far. It is the nights that get me though.Dont feel bad about your scales. I managed to bloat myself right back up to 144 this weekend. Hopefully most of it can leave before this weekends festivities. And then I can start all over again on Monday.

06-23-2003, 09:19 PM
Christy, best of luck conceiving. It took me 3 years, surgeries, hormone shots, and in vitro fertilization. When I needed inspiration to keep on going, I read Illuminata by Marianne Williamson.

Angie, I've been bad with eating too, but it sounds like you've got the right attitude. Keep it up!

Sandy, The 90's arrived in Connecticut today. My classroom was a sauna. Luckily tomorrow is the last day of school. Wednesday, I am going to the beach and will bring along a trashy novel.

Kempy, Congrats on the $200 profit! I'm having my first ever tag sale on July 5th. I'm not sure how to price things. Any advice? Also, cutting down on sodium and increasing your water intake might help. Every time I eat Chinese food, I retain tons of water weight. Good luck!

Noelle, you are not alone in feeling a lack of motivation. I was so into it a week or so ago, and then I just lost it. Too much stress, and too many celebrations. Maybe Wednesday when I'm out of school, I can get remotivated. You and I will get it back when we are ready to. In the meantime, NO GUILT ALLOWED. It is a waste of time and energy.

Our pre-k graduation was so cool today. The kids did great! They sang beautifully. They signed a song perfectly.
I got choked up reading a poem though. I'm so emotional. Oh, and one more little snag, one of the boys wet his pants and left a puddle on the floor...:o but otherwise, it was great! Tomorrow, we will sing our favorite songs, read our favorite stories, play our favorite games,:D ...and say goodbye:( . I'm gonna miss these kids so much. This was my best ever class. Summer

06-23-2003, 11:44 PM
Well, I'm having a really hard time getting back into this...2 birthdays, father's day, girl's dinner etc etc. I'm just loving the sweets and fats! Guess I have to quit cold turkey. On top of all that AF seems to be back!!! ACKKKKK- remember the conversation of last week and how I felt pretty confident since I was nursing that I wouldn't have to worry about TOM for quite some time??! Well, that just s*cks. Anyway, I'm sure those hormone surges weren't helping my cravings either.
So back on the wagon I climb (and it isn't a pretty sight :lol: )- tomorrows goals: walk, water and no fast food or candy bars. Simple.
Hi to you all- sorry I don' t have time for replies tonight. Talk to you all tomorrow :wave:

06-24-2003, 08:47 AM
Hi girls,

Angie: yesterday did not get to hot here on the coast, we hit like 73 or so, they say today is be a scourcher inland, but here at the coast we are supposed to get that breeze in the afternoon so it should not be too bad. I have the day off so I may take the kids to the lake for a dip.

Noelle: Keep the faith girl, you can get back on plan. Sometimes we get stuck in a funk we find so hard to climb out of..Believe me I have been in that funk several times.

Summer: Glad you will be hitting the beach and spending your time the way you want. I don't do the beach cause I burn so bad, and my kids do too, Evan is Red headed and Alexis is fair skinned blonde. We are kinda lake people...haha in the shade you know. By the way, no one told you, but Christy and her hubby are trying to adopt a baby, just thought I would let you know.

Jen: Sorry your Aunt Flow came back to visit so soon. I know when I was breast feeding I loved that it was non existant. Then I took the depo shot for birth control for a while and it was gone again. Now I have had one ovary and tube out and the other one is burned and tied, I asked for them to take everything out, I said I don't need it anymore....don't want anymore babies, but they said NO!! Oh shucks!!!

Kempy: Love the pinky thing, I think that is so cute. Way to go on the yard sale money...

By the way....my new name according to the book is....

Zippy bubblehead......hubbys is Loopy Bubblehead, Alexis is Crusty Bubblehead, and Evan is Poopsie Bubblehead, guess we are just a family of bubbleheads!!! :lol:


06-24-2003, 10:49 AM
Summer it is really hard to set a price on things that you loved. I started off wiht a few things that were $5 but I ended up just telling people $1 or $2 depending what shape the things were in. Good luck on it though. I know I loved it but I don't think I will be doing it again any time soon.

Emily sorry you had to come back to the land of the moody. How wonderful it must have been not to have AF.

Sandy bubbleheads are better than chicken buns. :lol:

I saw the book that Summer was talking about in the ABC Distributing catalog yesterday. There was a series of 6 for like $6.

Echo is sick for some reason. She threw up 3 times last night and her tummy was making some crazy sounds this morning. I hope she will be ok today outisde in the heat. SHe is under a covered area with water but I still feel bad for her.

06-24-2003, 10:08 PM
Well last night I hit a brick wall with my diet. Me and Jay ate a ton of cheese and crackers so yesterday was shot also. Today has been no different. I have no idea what is going on but I am holding out hope that once my birthday has come and gone I can get serious again.

The weather was AWESOME today. So hot but I loved it. I swam in the pool and I still got in my 4 1/2 mile walk so I am happy with that. I am terribly bloated but I have to live with it since I am in control of everything I eat. (and it is alot!!)

I got a nice little burn while I floated in the pool. Here is a pic of Rebel enjoying the water.

06-25-2003, 04:20 AM
Hey gals. What happened to the day? It's 9 pm here and I'm only finding the time to post now. These half-days at work are a killer. I actually force myself to make the most of my time while at the office instead of farting around on the internet (mostly on this site) :^: . Anyways, I think I had a pretty ok day foodwise. This afternoon after coming home I ate some Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips with some salty peanuts and raisins....sort of like a homemade trail mix I guess. The choc chips are gone now so there's no danger of me eating them again tomorrow. The good thing is that I got in a 5.2 mile walk this afternoon. My legs are speaking to me now but I feel pretty good. I made a goal to walk 90 miles this month on the exercise forum...after today, I need to walk 24.3 miles more to get there. *sigh* let's just say that I'll try my best.

Angie, hang in there girlfriend! You have to consider the PMS hormones going on may be causing those cravings. You're always so strict w/yourself foodwise anyway, a little going off the beaten path won't take away all your efforts. I'm not encouraging you to eat like this all the time, just saying that you've come so darn far already, to give yourself a little break. Rebel looks like he belongs out there on the raft. Looks like a beautiful day there in Maine.

Sandy did you get to enjoy a day at the lake? I always use SPF 30 or higher if I know I'm going out in the sun. I burn easily too, but after the inital redness goes away, I can catch a mean tan (it's my filipino blood :lol: )

Kempy, is Echo doing better? Poor girl. Maybe she ate something funny while out on your walk? Speaking of which, my sisters little JRT actually seeks out garden slugs and eats them--not just picks them up and plays with them, but eats them. Isn't that disgusting? It reminds me of the Lion King movie where Simba and the warthog guys eat bugs and grubs....yuck!

Emily, hang in there girl. You'll get into your groove again. It's taking me a while, but slowly I'm getting it back. I just need to have them more days in a row rather than not.

Summer, I agree--no guilt allowed. We always berate ourselves about bad food choices and stuff, but we encourage and support our online friends when they falter. Why can't we treat ourselves as we do our friends here? Thanks for the reminder that I need to be kind to myself, through thick and thin. Are you free for the summer now? yahoo!

Holly how are you doing?

Jen hope you and the kids are making some long-lasting memories. I want stories of your adventures when you get back.

Ok, well, it's late and I need to get to bed. Take care ladies and I'll see you tomorrow.

06-25-2003, 07:19 AM
Hey ladies!! I have been MIA for a couple of days. I messed up my diet :(. I had to have an endoscopy on Monday afternoon, and had to fast from 8 pm Sunday until 2:30 pm monday afternoon. I was sooo hungry that I ate EVERYTHING I wanted to, including yummy brownies with reesees pieces on top.mmmm. It was great, but, now I have to get back on track. I am feeling quite a bit better, and was able to mow the lawn last night, it was a start. How do those of you who walk measure the mileage? Just curious, I have used Walk Away The Pounds tapes, but, would like to take my walking outside.

Hope you have a great day!! Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go...ho hum.


06-25-2003, 12:49 PM
Did we all fall off the wagon? Maybe is got swept away with the tornados that past through the country last night. But never fear! I will build us a new one!!! We have to foundation underneath us Ijust need to get the wheels on and hook up the mules. How about I use hunky men instead. Will that keep us on? :devil:

It is amazing to me how easy it is to fall right back into our old patterns. I know we want to make changes otherwise none of us would be here. We just need to all keep taking it one day at a time and realize how much better we feel once we have accomplished one goal.

Echo seems to be doing better so I guess she just eat something funky. Maybe that will teach her.

I only have 7 more days before the beach and the god aweful bathing suit. :fr:

06-25-2003, 02:49 PM
Are you going to Florida again Kempy?

Yep, I have totally and completely fallen off the wagon. I will get back on after the party a dinner though. I promise. It is SO damn easy to fall back into those habits. I was just telling Jay that I guess I havent learned anything because I am only eating junk right now because I dont want to get too good and just have to screw up this weekend. Like that makes any sense at all!!! I am a numbnuts!!! I'll get it but as of this morning I have bloated back up to 142.5 pounds. YIKES!!! Monday I will be back in the swing of it again.

It is so freaking hot today!!! I have been washing the carpets in my house all day and I almost died on my morning walk from the heat. But I am glad it is back. The pool is feeling awesome!!

06-25-2003, 09:19 PM

We've all been overwhelmed with a very celebratory month. I think rebuilding the wagon is a great idea! I'm shooting for Sunday as my day to get back on. I had frozen margaritas and party food last night to celebrate my LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!! Yes, it is officially summer for me now. I have a birthday party on Saturday. So, Sunday seems like a good time to begin again. I went to the beach today, but had to leave after an hour. The DEP kicked us off because an endangered species (bird) layed eggs on the beach and they were hatching.

I went to my gastroenterologist yesterday. His scale is eight pounds higher than mine!!! Why is it that doctors' office scales are always higher than home scales. They are even higher than my scale was at Weight Watchers. I still showed a weight loss, but not as much as I wanted to show him.

Peekaboo, thanks for the info re: adoption. Oops:o

Kempy, thanks for the advice re: tag sale pricing.

Angie, you need to videotape your adorable dog for America's Funniest Home Videos!

Noelle, YES I'M FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

Holly, Hope you are feeling better. I've had two endoscopies, one awake (**** on earth), and one asleep (not too bad). Take care.

Enjoy the summery weather everybody!!! Summerlover:smug:

06-26-2003, 10:16 AM
HOT!!HOT!!!HOT!!!! I did my walk this morning at 5:30 this morning and I still was so HOT!!! It is so hazy and yucky outside that I dont even want to go out to get in the pool. I cooked my blueberry and chocolate chip cakes this morning so now all I have to bake while we work is whoopie pies and croissants. It wont help much but at least I can get the cakes cut and wrapped early.

The kids swam until 9:30 last night because my SIL is up from New Hampshire and her kids came down for a while. We sat out on the deck and got chewed alive by the mosquitos.

When is this week going to be over. I liked last year because I talked the kids out of having a party so I didnt have to worry about the dieting issues involved. Maybe next year.

Sandy, I saw your post on your other thread about your son and just wanted to tell you that I am dealing with the same issues with Brit who is also 11. I think it is just the way kids are today. I know I never lipped back at my dad and he never spanked us(except for the time we opened all of our gifts early) He just had a tone of voice that we knew not to push it. Brit does everything to egg on arguments with me all the time. On the bright side we only have 7 more years and then they will be grown up. :lol:

Have a great day everyone. I cant wait until this week ends so I can get back to my normal routine and post all the time,etc.

06-26-2003, 11:05 AM
Angie how hot is it up ther and you guys have mosquitoes too? For some reason I just thought they stayed down here with us. Of course with all of the rain we have lots of them. I am worried about my party next Tuesday b/c of them. We have a huge fan that we are going to set up b/c if there is a slight wind they can't fly in it so I am going to try to keep them away from the guests.

Yes I am going to Florida but only for a few days. I am dying to hit the beach. Not really ready yet for the bathing suit but oh well what are ya going to do? Joe and I talked about the suit issue last night. He asked what was wrong with the one that I had and I told him that things just aren't as smooth as they used to be so now it is time to cover them up. Sweet guy, he has no clue what I really look like. He has those love goggle on.

Summer you will have to hop on the wagon early and be ready top pull me on when I get back from vacation. There is no way that I can make promises about staying on track while I am gone. :no:

This thread has slowed down some. Come on guys, I have got nothing but free time today and I am ready to chat so lets get the typing going.

06-26-2003, 04:12 PM
Hiya chickies. I can't believe I didn't get to post here yesterday. Must've been busy! Well, I'll try to make up for it today. Note: Some ranting and child-talk ahead :^: . I took my son to visit another preschool yesterday...wrote about it in my journal. The bottom line is that I'm not 100% comfortable with the child/teacher ratio, which is 25 kids to 1 teacher, 1 aide. Of course that's a state mandate--but it doesn't mean it's right. I know that once he starts kindergarten the ratio may be about the same or higher (if he goes to public school :eek: ) , but he's only 4 ya know? I guess I have a hard time seeing my baby grow up, and I don't want him lost in the shuffle. I'm still calling around other centers but a lot of them are already full and/or have really bad admin staff answering the phones which make me balk before I even get a chance to see the place. First impressions are important to me. But, I don't have much time to find another school and if I don't find one that's suitable, I may just keep him home until I do. I feel like I'm being picky, but hey, it's my child and my child's well-being...Summer, how's the ratio at your place? You sound like a wonderful, caring teacher--what's your take on what to look for in a childcare or preschool? I know I sound like one of those annoying, paranoid parents :o .

Kempy when are you leaving? I guess you guys just drive over? Must be so nice to jump in a car and go somehwere far...*sigh*
Have fun at the beach. You know, I don't think Joe has love blinders on--I think you're very pretty and you've got some height on your frame to carry your weight well. I'm not dissing your concerns, it's just that we women almost always have a distorted body image of ourselves, you probably look 100% better than I do in a suit. I'm kinda stocky built from head to toe, not outrageously large in anyone area, just large all around. I think I look like a tank in a suit--that's why I wear (if I even go to the beach or swimming), a tankini--aptly named, don't you think :lol: ?

Angie, can you send me some whoopie pies? The bottom of my bathing suit is starting to get a bit loose and I need to fill it up again (haha, sorry for the visual) . What time does the sun go down at your place? Was there still daylight at 9:30 pm? I guess so, since you're way up north. The sun comes up at 5:30 am in teh summer and goes down at about 7:30 pm here--and that's late for us. I remember being in Seattle a few summers ago and kinda marveling at how the sun was still out at 9:30 pm...me, a country hick in the big city :lol:

Summer, I would boycott stepping on the scale at the doctor if the difference was that much from my home scale. Sometimes I think drs offices don't get their scales calibrated at all or have them set higher, much higher, so they can always tell you, "you should lose some weight" .... whatever. I'm so ill, I have my home scale set 4 lbs higher to match my drs scale, that way, no suprise gains when I go in for a check up.

Sandy hope you're having a great summer. We must be boring you...or maybe something I said? Where are you? Come out and say hi.

Holly, I have a pedometer (which I haven't been using lately) which I bought from the Sports Authority. It was about $15-20 and besides counting steps walked and mileage, I program my weight and stride length into it and it does calories burned. Pretty handy tool--especially with that so-called 10,000 steps-a-day recommendation. I don't use mine because I need to reset it again but I can't find the darn instruction sheet. But I pretty much always walk the same route, sometimes in reverse for variation so I already know what my miles are.

Emily how are you doing? Can you please check to see if my wagon seatbelt is securely fastened? Summer is such a hard time for weight loss...so many outdoor BBQ's and good stuff to eat like ice cream for cooling off or apple pies...I need to go pick up a watermelon but I can't find one cheap enough--last one I saw was $.38 a lb, too pricey I say. I want $.20 or lower (yeah, call me a cheapskate, I don't care) .

Shoot, I did great with my food yesterday, then Rick comes home around 8 pm with sushi... I ate it, a whole roll of maki sushi w/tuna :ink:

06-26-2003, 05:10 PM
I'm here....

I have been lurking, but nobody really has been posting much of anything....including me. I can't believe Angie and I wanted heat a few weeks ago, now we got so much of it we can't stand it!!! It was 95 by the seashore today and not a bit of breeze!!!

Angie: Thanks for the advice. I just don't know what to do with the boy. I can't spank him, he's a big boy and well, I just don't see what good it will do to inflict pain on a child. I mean yes I spank (whack) my 5 year olds bottom but thats different than the spankings I got as a kid, not that I got that many. He was better today, but his dad made him go out on the lobsterboat and do some work instead of just laying around the house all summer. Oh well, this too shall pass they say.

Noelle: Public school here is pretty okay with the ratio....there are usually 10-12 kids per teacher, thats better than some. Wish you luck.

Kempy: Enjoy Florida....but I bet it's really really hot

Well gotta scoot....

06-26-2003, 08:38 PM
I'm here...I've been trying to play with the kids and catch up on house-stuff since I was so busy last week...
Still not quite on the wagon, but slowly getting there I think (don't I sound committed-lol!) I may be trying too much at once: lose weight, get out of debt, organize home and yard...a bit overwhelming and then I just want to lose myself in ice-cream or Burger King. Funny thing, while I was pregnant- I did so good with the eating- craved the healthy stuff more than the junk and really thought I had changed my ways. Proving not to be true. At all. So it's behavioral and I'm going to have to be really diligent on changing some habits.

I love the summer nights! Here it is still light at 10:30- well, by then it is getting dark...I stay up way too late though. The kids are going to bed easier than I though with the lightness...they can't claim "Scared of the dark!"

I'm so jealous of you guys that live by water! I've always thought that would be soooo nice! Here we have a few rivers and man-made lakes. Not the same.

What exactly are whoopie pies?

Sushi: yum I've only had the maki tuna, salmon and cucumber (yeah- that probably doesn't count) We have a great Japanese restaurant here. What other kinds should I try?

Well, DH and boys are at swimming lessons and I should get something made for dinner...
Hope to see more posts tomorrow! I will do better :)

06-26-2003, 11:36 PM
Hi Emily....ya know, I had my first (and only) kid 4.5 years ago and I'm still eating like I'm pregnant--and that's not a good thing :lol: ! heehee. It's great that you're spending time with your kids. The days pass by so quickly and next thing you know, they're almost grown! I took my son (4 y.o.) and neice (10 y.o.) to the public library and we got some books to read. I went over the proper library etiquette and everything before we went in and still my son's "whispering" could be heard across the room :o . We sat in the reading room section so we could actually make a little noise. It was fun and it brought back memories of when my mom used to take us kids to the library.

Don't think I've ever swam in a lake. I've lived on this tiny little rock for almost all of my life and get this, never learned how to swim. Anyway, it's pretty much 20 minutes to the beach anywhere on the island. Cool huh?

Let's see, whoopie pies are a Maine specialty--Sandy or especially Angie could tell you more about them...I know I started drooling the last time Angie mentioned them. Oh, and sushi? Well, since we're surrounded by water here, I'm into the real Japanese stuff, raw. If you're kinda squeamish about it, but willing to try something new, I'd try the toro sushi. This is one of the best quality grade fatty tuna which is so smooth, it almost melts like butter in your mouth...I love the stuff. If you want to browse a little, check this out : http://www.greatworldchefs.com/sushitwo.html

OK, I've got to get dinner started myself, have a great night all.

06-26-2003, 11:51 PM
Angie, you have got to take a pic of the woopie pie and post it for these girls to see what a true woopie pie looks like. Please dont' make me make them....I would have to help eat them....:dizzy:

Emily~~~ Angie by the way is our resident baker....and the pictures she has posted are good enough to eat....

06-27-2003, 11:19 AM
It is finally Friday!!!!

I will be leaving work at 2:30 but the race is on to clena the house. My MIL is in New Orleans today and she will be at my house on Monday so we need to go to the fish store (20 mins away) to get a new light and more fish. I feel bad for the one that I have in there right now. The light has been out for a month and Joe killed the other fish in there by accident. He does get natural light b/c I have tons of windows in my house but he is tropical and he needs more than what he gets.

Noelle I miss going to the library when I was little. I remember going for story time when I was still 12. It was great!

I am glad that all I have to see is pictures of the yummy things you guys cook that way I can't devour them.

06-27-2003, 01:28 PM
Noelle, the ratio for preschool in CT is 2 teachers to 18 children. They will allow 2 to 20 only in emergency situations. For Kindergarten, 2 to 25 is normal, but definitely not for 4 year olds. You definitely don't sound paranoid. You have every right to be concerned. I hate to tell you this, but in order to get my daughter into a good pre-k program, I had to get her on the waiting list when she was an infant. Since you don't have that option, look for a NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited preschool. That is the accreditation I am pursuing. Any program that is NAEYC accredited is guaranteed to be an excellent program. I'm afraid that those may be the programs that are already full. So, this is what you want to look for: Teachers should interact with children at the child's eye level. They should welcome parents to come in and visit whenever they want, no appointment needed. They must be friendly. You should see signs of cultural diversity. There should be blocks, legos, playdoh, tons of books with a cozy reading area, a sand/water table, puzzles, dress-up clothes, a play kitchen or pretend area, all sorts of arts and crafts materials, examples of children's work that look child created, an outdoor playground, lots of space. It must be very clean and safety must be a priority. There should be at least one staff who is certified in child CPR and first aid. They should have an emergency plan in place. They should have a sick child policy. There should be open communication between parents and teachers including a monthly newsletter, phone calls, daily chats or notes. It seems like a lot, but this is your baby. He deserves nothing but the BEST. Good luck in your search. Hope this was helpful. Summer ;)

06-27-2003, 03:39 PM
Summer thanks so much for your valuable input. As we speak I have an appointment to view another facility in about 15 minutes. I think this one may be a Monetessori school but I'm not sure--I don't even have a clear understanding to what that philosophy is either :shrug: . I'm using this time (aside from posting here) to check out the NAEYC accredited sites here on our island. I had no idea there was such a thing. The center I looked at previously (which had the high child/teacher ratio) is working their way toward accredidation (sp?) and has their programs structured in that respect. Most, if not all of the things you mentioned, they had. This particular preschool is a part of a group of 11 preschools w/locations around the island. When I looked at the Hawaii NAEYC site, as if 1/03 only 3 of the centers from this group were accredited. The center director mentioned that all of the schools in the group were working toward accreditation. There is one center from this group about 5-6 miles away from my home that was listed and I have inquired w/them also. They are also in a newer facility. *sigh of relief* Thanks again for your understanding. I'll post later after my "tours" . And you're right, he's my baby and he deserves nothing but the best. :grouphug:

Kempy, what kind of fish are you getting?

Angie, where are ya?

I'll be back later.

06-27-2003, 04:16 PM
Whatever they have. Sometimes they have a good selection. I wouldn't mind having another trigger fish. I can now that my shrimp is gone. I just want something colorful. I am tired of not being able to see the one in there now.

06-27-2003, 05:32 PM
Good Friday everyone!
We just got our first fish for Brendan's birthday last week- a beta and he loves it. They are really fun to watch. MY DH has allergies so I guess if we are going to be pet people we'll do fish. Who knows we both love animals though so can see us with cats and dogs in the future and just suffering through :)

I've been gardening last night and this morning. Weeded through our perennial garden and what used to be a raspberry patch (only have like 3 bushed now- what happened?!) Anyway, what a job! Jim said he did it in April (when I was due and I really haven't been out there since and obviously niether had he...) So I got some new perennials (all good deals this time of year) and planted them and hope we can stay on top of the weeds...

I can't remember how many children are attending the kindergarten with my son in the fall, but I'm pretty sure it's a cap of 25 with two adults and one more for special needs children. I can't believe we are starting "real school" in the fall! What a milestone.

Well, other than gardening (and I am sore so know it counts!) haven't done any exercising. Got a book on tape from the library last Sat. for my walks that haven't happened. GUess I just need to do it *once* then I will feel good about doing it! Last year I did 21-day challenges with myself for excerise. Might have to do that again.

Tomorrow we are hoping to have a fun family day. There is a rhubarb festival in the morning and we are entering the contest for biggest leaf and biggest stalk. We have some monster plants this year!! Then some dragon- boat races in the afternoon. Then a birthday party for my best-friends 1 year old at 4. SHould be fun as they have a pool! Any good ideas for a gift for him?? I can only think books and balls for babies that age so any other ideas would be great.

Angie- hope your party is a blast!!
Kempy- have a great time in Florida! When do you go and how far a drive is it??
Sandy, Noelle,Summer and all- have a great weekend!

06-27-2003, 05:40 PM
Is your tank saltwater? Was the shrimp eating your other fish? I only have a fresh water tank with 3 cichlids, one of them is a very vivid blue w/black stripes. The other two are male and female, lemony yellow w/a black stripe on the dorsal fin. The blue is the largest and he's so pretty, but I think I need to separate him soon because he's picking fights again--ever see a fish fight? They lock lips and pull--it's kinda funny..ok, don't sic the humane society on me...

I feel so much relief right now. After visiting the one daycare center this morning (and not being too impressed), I got a return call from the other NAEYC accredited center. I decided to go and visit w/out my son and immediately felt more comfortable there. The place was so much closer to "my ideal" than the other facilities were. The office admin asst. was very warm and inviting, and she showed me around the classrooms. The facility was built 5 years ago and is air conditioned. When I told her i wanted to bring my son back in the afternoon to interact w/the class, she introduced me to the afternoon teacher and it was one of my girlfriends from elementary through high school! We were actually quite friendly and had a lot of the same classes, I am very comfortable w/her being there. That was the clincher. Tuition is $85 p/mo. more than I'm paying now, but I think it's well worth the money. So I'm pretty happy right now :D . Sorry I'm talking so much about this...it's just been bothering me a bit. Thanks again Summer for your input.

Angie what are you up to girlfriend?

Just giving a shout out to Sandy, Emily, Holly and Jen :wave:

06-27-2003, 09:28 PM
Hi everyone!! My son has officially graduated from kindergarten :) It is so scary though, he is my oldest, and I can remember when it was just him and me when he was a baby (his father was a loser), and now he is going into 1st grade. He is getting so big. I am almost 5'6 and he is up to my stomach already.

My diet has been so so, but, I have been exercising 45 minutes a day since Monday. My husband made me feel soooo good about myself tonight. We were looking at pictures, and found this picture of me in a bikini top and pair of shorts. He says, was this from last summer? I said, no, that was Spring of 1999, 2 babies ago! He said, wow, that was before you had our youngest 2? I said, yep. He says, you look the same! I was pleased, but didn't mention that I weigh about 7-8 pounds more than in that picture. He said you would never know I had 2 more children. Huh, and he didn't even do anything wrong to warrant kissing up, lol.

How are all of you doing? Any big plans for the weekend? Does anyone else have achy joints? My shoulders, knees, and elbows ache really badly and make exercising difficult, but, I try my best.


06-27-2003, 09:52 PM
Noelle, I'm so happy that you found a preschool that you are comfortable with. I'm glad that I was able to help you. The first five years of a child's life are so important. Those years set the stage for the rest of their education. I'm glad you realize just how important these years are. I had to pay $800 per month for preschool. It was worth every penny. In the city where I teach, preschool is free. The city residents take it for granted. Anyway, it was cool that you hooked up with an old friend too! Best of luck!

06-27-2003, 09:59 PM
Emily, today was my daughter's last day of preschool. It was a tearful goodbye for everyone. Kindergarten is a big step! We also have a birthday party tomorrow. They opened their pool, so it should be a lot of fun. I have been terrible on my diet...what diet?! Oh well, tomorrow will be the grand finale of my cheating. Sunday, I'm going back on.

Kempy, have a safe and fun-filled vacation!!!

Holly, congratulations on the milestone. Kindergarten graduation is a big deal.

Last weekend I had a great time at my friend's wedding. I danced and danced and danced in high heels. Now I'm paying for it. My right knee is swollen. I keep on icing it and using ibuprofen, but the swelling keeps on coming back. I don't want to see the orthopaedist because I know he'll want to do surgery. I have a long history of knee problems dating back 23 years. Please pray that the problem goes away on its own. I'm going on vacation in two weeks. The timing right now is terrible. Summer :(

06-27-2003, 10:12 PM
Hi everyone. I have been so busy today. I missed so many posts. Lets see. I will take a pic of a whoopie pie on Sunday because that is the nest time I bake and show you. they are so good and mine are huge.

I have eaten everything under the sun this week and am so glad that the party is tomorrow and I can soon get back on my schedule. Exercise was going great until the heat and humidity hit. I did 3 miles the last 2 days because it was high 90's here and this morning it was so muggy that I only did 1 1/2 miles because i could barely breathe going up the hill. The bakery was 103 inside yesterday and today was 99. The pool water hit 86 degrees today. Not very refreshing until tonight that is. I just got out and it is so warm it is like a hot tub.

I am so busy but I promise that I will catch up with everyone Sunday and post individually. I hope everyone has an awesome weekend and I miss you all!!!!

06-27-2003, 10:13 PM
PS: The jello shots are all made and I cant wait to get loaded!!!
I made Jay a maitai tonight, YUM!!

06-28-2003, 11:06 AM
Angie, you are gonna have a blast today!!! Jello shots!!! Yum!!! I haven't had one of those since I was a single party girl in my 20's. Those were some fun days! I used to drink Mai Tais all the time too. My most favorite drink was an Alabama Slammer. Nowadays if I want to party, I drink Margaritas. I have found that Jose Cuervo Gold tequila doesn't give me much of a hangover. At the big birthday party today, they are supposed to be making lots of frozen drinks. It looks like we will both be sh_ _faced today! :D

06-29-2003, 10:33 AM
The party is over and I am not going to do the birthday dinner as planned. I was going to get on my diet today but the house is so full of ice cream and cake and snack food that I knew I wouldnt survive the day with it. So I made the kids have cake for breakfast :lol: (I did too...ooops) Needless to say I cant throw away daddys Bunny Tracks ice cream and I LOVE it so it will be gone today and tomorrow morning is a fresh new day and I will DO IT!!!! I can honestly say that I am so uncomfortably bloated from this weeks binging. I feel like **** and I am sure I look like it too. Next year I am not going to stress out so much over the food because I figured out yesterday that during the party I didnt eat any of it but now I am trying to get rid of what was left over.

Jello shots were great!!! I made about 45 of them and my mom,sis and friend showed up at 12:30 and by 2(when the party actually started) we had just polished them off. OOps, noone else got any. I didnt get too big of a buzz though. I was kinda hoping for more.

The party was so much fun. I had family that I havent seen for 2 years show up and a few kids I would rather not have seen came too. haha

My dad got so many over the hill gifts. He enjoyed it and we all picked on him. Poor guy used to be an alcoholic and he was surrounded by drunk women picking on him. Claudia(my moms best friend ) got him a shirt that had a bird a dog and a bird picture on it and under it it said Swallow ***** Swallow. Too cute.

Summer, how did your party turn out? I hope you had fun!Margaritas are my favorite drink too. along with daquiris

Kempy, Are you doing your crawfish boil this weekend or actually on your birthday?

Noelle, Are you still doing good with your food? I am so proud of you. I love to hear how good you are doing.

Sandy,Emily,Holly, How have you guys been?

Tomorrow I plan on getting back to posting alot so be ready for me. haha. I hat trying to get back on track it is so hard to get started. You would think I just wouldnt go off plan to begin with wouldnt ya? This time around has scared me alot because this is the longest I have screwed up since I started in October and it is exactly like I did when I hit 130 pounds last time so I am going to need a good *** kicking tomorrow to keep me in line. Okay? Love ya all!!!!

06-30-2003, 08:12 AM
Morning girls,

I am almost ready to walk out the door for work today, have to leave earlier now because I have to drop Alexis off at the sitters.
Hope everyone had a wonderul weekend. Angie, you will get back on track, maybe your body just needed a break. "JELLO SHOT" YUMMY....

Noelle: Sounds like your found the right center for you and son. That a wonderful feeling that you are comfortable about leaving your son there. I mean we can't just run out and replace our kids. I hate parents who think kids are replaceable and that any old place is good enough.

Summer: hope your hangover wasn't too bad??? Should I be whispering? NOT!!! LOL, my hubby was majorly sh__t faced Saturday to the point of sickness, my bil launched his new boat so it was a party party party, and hubby celebrated a little to much....and I felt no pity....Im so heartless:D

Holly: don't you just love seeing people and they compliment how you look after the years....my daughter got done with kindergarten this year too, but she is my youngest.

Emily: Hope the party for the baby went well. I'm sure you will think all that pain you are feeling from working in the garden will pay off in the end when you see what happens. My mil has beautiful flower gardens all around her house. She has a major green thumb. And she has a veggie garden too, which I like to borrow from....lol

Kempy: Have you left for the beach yet? Florida in July???OH my god, hot hot hot. I lived there for 3 years.....when I was 9,10 and 11, moved when I turned 12, but I remember its hot!!! Enjoy your trip though.

Chris: Hi there if your reading. You are still in my prayers.

Okay gotta run girls,


06-30-2003, 10:13 AM
Good Morning! Today is starting off right. I now have no excuses to continue to overeat and I am determined to stay on track and see how much more weight I can get off from me. I got in my 3 mile morning walk already and Rebel was so happy to hear the words"Wanna go for a walk?" :lol: Seedless watermelon is on sale this week so I am going to gorge myself on that if I get hungry. I cant wait until the strawberries are ready to pick. I bought 2 lobsters so I can make lobster and spaghetti for today and tomorrows suppers. YUM!!

Sandy, How does your hubby feel? Jay usually gets sick when he drinks too. Which is why he doesnt drink. :lol: I told my sister that for the next birthday party I am just making a cookie sheet full for each of us so we dont run out before the party actually starts. HA HA

Hope you all have a great day!!

06-30-2003, 04:55 PM
Where is everyone???

06-30-2003, 09:11 PM
Is everyone on vacation this week?

Kempy, Did you guys get the bad weather I heard about on the news? I hope everyone is safe and sound.

06-30-2003, 11:21 PM
:) Hi Angie, sorry to abandon you. Yesterday, we went out looking for a new kiddie pool which is a compromise between the typical wading pool for toddlers and a full-size above-ground pool. The party we went to on Saturday had a 13 foot diameter pool that was 30 inches deep...perfect for young children learning how to swim, and it is big enough for adults to cool off in too. Anyway, because of the heat wave in the Northeast, everywhere we went they were sold out. (I like to call ahead to find out if items are in stock, but my husband as a "hunter/gatherer" needs to drive all over God's green earth in search of the perfect pool!) We wasted most of the day, stopping off at TGIFridays for lunch in the middle of the search. After we got home, I called a toy store, and found one. We could have saved hours of driving. Oh well. We were busy with that all day.

Saturday's party was great. I started drinking on an empty stomach so I was plastered early on. I was the only one drunk, so I had to struggle to act sober. It was so funny. I'm lucky that my husband only drinks a little, so I can count on him to be the "sober" one for driving, and watching my daughter. Someone has got to be the responsible one, usually it is me, except for parties.:lol:

Sandy, I didn't get a hangover. I don't mix my alcohol, and supposedly Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila doesn't give hangovers. I'm worse off having a glass of wine than I am getting hammered on margaritas!!!

Take care everyone...Just so you all know, I'm going to Cape Cod during the last two weeks of July, so I will be MIA soon. Summer :dizzy:

07-01-2003, 07:18 AM
I am back. I went sooo off plan :(. I weighed in this morning, biggg mistake. The scale read 157!! Blah. I ate that bowl of ioce cream about 1/2 hour before bed, could that be a culprit? Ok, so now I have to get back ON plan. I have been exercising, but, eating like a pig :ink: .

I want to reach at least 140 by September 27, the day my best friend is renewing her wedding vows (I am the maid of honor). That gives me 12 weeks and 4 days to lose 17 pounds. My best friend's family are rich Italians. She has never wanted for anything. So, last September her and her now husband decide to get married and not tell anyone! Then, she finds out 5 months later that she is 5 months pregnant!! Kind of a crazy situation. She had a hard time telling her parents she was already married, and, they weren't too pleased. Anyway, she has since decided that she wants a "real" wedding. So, September 27th it is.

I have to admit, I am very discouraged. I am tired of being fat, but have a hard time keeping the will power. I have other medical problems, so I often find myself asking if it is worth it. Some days the answer is maybe, others it is no. With three children (4 if I include my husband), and working 35 hours a week outside of housework, cooking, etc., exercise and diet seem impossible to work on.


07-01-2003, 07:31 AM
Sorry I didn't make it back to the thread yesterday. I was just on the go it seemed from morning till 11 last night. Then I just fell in the bed and was out in a matter of seconds I think?

Summer: Humm.....maybe I will have to try margaritas on this next girls weekend, cause I really like wine, but my gosh I had a hangover on that Saturday.....when you drink a whole huge bottle by yourself with jello shots....well you tend to have a little bit of a upset system the next day.

Kempy: Gosh, I hope all is okay where your house is. The weather looks awful. My prayers are with you....and....


Noelle: Where are you?????Busy I know....

Holly: You will get there, I have faith in you. A fancy rich italian wedding, that will be fun...

Hugs to all,

07-01-2003, 01:21 PM

:chef: :hb: :hat: :gift: :grouphug: :dancer: :dizzy: :flow2: :lucky: :chockiss: :wave: :lol: :p :D

Just had to pop in today and give best wishes to the birthday gals.

I'm stressing out at work and I think I need to fire somebody... argggghhhh! And I couldn't get to the website since it was down or my server was down, and, and, and... anyway, I gotta get ready for work, I'll be back later, I promise.

Have a great day ladies!

07-01-2003, 03:15 PM
Okay official dumb blonde here!!!! I forgot to put Angies b-day greeting in....


Please forgive me....:(

07-01-2003, 03:59 PM
Hey Sandy, I didn't mean to make you feel blonde...I just checked the first page of the forums and they list all the b-days at the bottom--so that's how I remembered :^: .

07-01-2003, 05:35 PM
I tried all morning to get on here and I couldnt. I hate when that happens. Thanks for the Birthday Wishes. How numb am I but I woke up this morning and went for my walk for an hour and got home and had Brit give me a picture that she drew for my birthday and then it finally dawned on me that it was my birthday. :lol:

Summer, Have fun with your new pool. I love mine even if I only get to use it for a couple of months out of the year. I do get sad in the fall when we have to close it and I have to look at a big gray tarp all winter though. I am glad to hear that you had fun at your party. I need a good drunk. I havent been out drinking for about 8 years.

Holly, Lets start over together, okay? I hate it when I lose my drive especailly since getting back on track is so hard to do but we can do this. Do you have any exercise equipment in your house?

Sandy, Margaritas are so good! I drink those everytime we go out to Weathervane to eat and sometimes Jay gets on a kick and I will make a few at home. The only thing that I have ever been able to drink and not get a hangover from is the Jack Daniels Down Home Punch. They are so good and so addictive.


Kempy, Where are ya girl? I hope you guys are okay. The weather sounded pretty bad. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

07-01-2003, 05:55 PM
I started a new thread for us!!