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Terri in MO
06-02-2003, 05:51 PM
300+ and Ready to Try Again #343

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Terri in MO
06-02-2003, 06:20 PM
Anyone catch Dr. Phil today?

He had a great show about being overweight. Some of the highlights include:

If you're overweight, its because you want to be. There is something you get out of it.

Look for what the reward is and replace the food with something else.

Set a goal; formulate a plan; break it down into activities to be accomplished , and set your priorities.

So often, we look for quick fixes instead of figuring out the why's and how to change the behaviors.

All very thoughtful stuff. This goes along with the message yesterday at church. The visiting pastor talked about having a plan for your life. The message was taken from Nehemiah. How Nehemiah agonized about what he was to do; opened his mind until he saw the vision of what he was to accomplish and forumlated a plan. DH and I talked afterwards about what plan do we really have for our lives besides getting through each day and through each month's bills. We had gotten so busy with the day-to-day stuff that it had been a long time since we had discussed what we want our life plan to be.

If you haven't thought about your life plan recently, you may want to take time to think about what you want. Ultimately, what you want your life to be. Then think about the strategy and plan on how to get there. Then what steps are necessary.

I made myself do 28 sweaty minutes on the spinner while watching Dr. Phil. Somehow, I just couldn't wuss out while watching him! :lol:

Have a great evening!

06-02-2003, 08:14 PM
OK - You've done it!
I am going to get on the treadmill - RIGHT NOW! I am just having a rocky evening. My day was great until about 2:00. Then I got so hungry I just wanted to eat anything I could. I already had my dinner planned out and I sort of stuck to it - but found myself doing a lot of picking at other stuff. The last think I want to do is go exercise. I am dressed and ready to go --- then I decided to stop here first and I am glad I did. Kat and Terri - your posts did it for me. I am going to get my walk in NOW!

Be back later.
Unmotivated --- trying to turn it around! :(

06-02-2003, 09:37 PM
Just popped over to read, no time to post right now. Want you all to know I'm climbing back up in my seat on the wagon, so make room please.


06-02-2003, 09:40 PM
Hey ya'll - taking a break from work.

I enjoyed all of the pics of your furry friends. I'm unable to post a pic of my pet who is a black and white cat named Tom (very original huh?). He is 10 years old and I've had him since he was a kitten. I call him a "rescue cat" because when he was a kitten, he ran across a busy highway in front of my car, so I pulled off the highway, crossed the road, and caught him. He's been with me ever since. He is one very spoiled cat!

Terri - I did see Dr. Phil today and he really got me to thinking about why I let myself get to 300+ lbs and why I seem to want to stay this way.

Hope you all had a great weekend. I did pretty good with the food, tho I did indulge yesterday with a strawberry sundae. Since I hadn't had supper, I decided to let that be it.

My blood sugars have been normal so far. I'm now trying to work on the fats in my diet (my bad cholesterol was a little up this last visit).

I hope to have some time Wed pm to join you in chat.

Well back to work. Hope for a good evening to all.

06-02-2003, 10:24 PM
I'm here just very tired

06-02-2003, 10:48 PM
Hey! This will be a quickie since I have not yet exercised for the day...Food has been great. Well, that's easy to do when you're asleep for 5 hours! The good thing was that I did NOT eat like a pig before I went to sleep. (I work 11pm-7am...I know you "oldies" know that, but I didn't want the newbies to think I was a big slug that sleeps all day!) ANYWAY... I came in from work and had 1/4 cup of peanuts mixed with 1/8 cup of raisins...went to sleep around 11, woke @ 4 and had to get dinner ready early because my son's Spring concert was tonight. I made tacos, using ground turkey, passed on the tortillas and had myself a great big taco salad, (lettuce, tomato, onion, shredded cheddar and taco meat, using the taco sauce as salad dressing...:T) I've had almost all of my water, will have the rest after my walk. It has been a good day!

So I just put a star on the calendar. I earned it!

Barb, I'm glad I could be of assistance!

Terri...your talk about "life plans" turned a little light bulb on in my head...you're right...life sure does seem to be getting through each day and getting the bills paid! Although I wouldn't trade this time for anything...in 10 short years, my son will be graduating college...what the heck are dh and I going to do then?? Time for a discussion!

Oops, gotta run, it's getting late, I WILL get that walk in!

06-03-2003, 02:50 AM
I know I haven't been in here for a few days, I have just been busy with yard work and spending time with the family and so on. I must admit that I haven't done so good on my eating, well since Thurs. I have just had that need to eat again. I do believe it is my TOM so I hope it passes soon. Anyway, I just wanted to let ya'all know that I am still here and still plugging along. Just busy. I will try to get in here more often. :wave:

06-03-2003, 03:52 AM
Kat - I'm a night worker too (6:00PM-2:30AM); I have worked nights for the past 5 years and have had a difficult time getting adjusted to a night schedule, mostly because my hours have shifted around so much I couldn't really get in a steady routine. I have been working this 6-2:30 schedule for about one year. I know where you're coming from about sleep.

Time to go home, I'm outta here.

06-03-2003, 04:08 AM
Just popping in on the new thread to say hello. Things have been going well. Except for food that is. I think I just need to get up off my butt and get busy. Ah well, I'm not in much of a mood to post right now, see you tomorrow.


06-03-2003, 08:52 AM
Good Morning -
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day thus far! I know some of you are just ending your day and others are just starting. I am on the just starting end of it --- I work a traditional schedule and am sitting here in my pjs. I need to get a shower, but thought I'd stop here first. I wasn't having such a good night when I stopped in yesterday. But....that is all better now. After I posted my whiny message I went and walked on the treadmill for 35 minutes. I felt much, much better after that. I didn't let myself touch another morsel of food - instead I spent a few minutes pampering myself - lit some candles, did a good facial, used some nice lotion, etc. Then I watched some tv and had a good night sleep. I am feeling much more in control today!

Finding this site has been great for me. I know that in my past if I was struggling with exercise I would have just given up for the day, but not here --- I came to get a little inspiration, found it and climbed right back on the horse, so to speak!

Sandy - There is plenty of room up here -- climb on and enjoy the ride! You CAN do it! :)

To those of you staying OP and doing well --- here's a big pat on the back!! Way to go. To those of you struggling right now --- come on back here and let's support each other!

Let's not forget our challenges we have each set forth. I did poorly on the food part yesterday, but made it through the rest.

Talk to you later!

06-03-2003, 08:56 AM
Good morning all I really need your support food is terrible.

06-03-2003, 09:19 AM
:mad: Hate when I don't get e-mail messages telling me there are things to read here!!!!

Anyway, I'm with you girls, I'm on the wagon!!! I will not fall off!!! Okay, that was harsh, I will try not to fall off, if I say I will not that only seems to be setting myself up for failure and I don't need that!!!

Hope everyone is having a good morning so far. Good Morning to all those who are just waking up and checking in. Good Night to all those who worked the night shift last night while the rest of us were snoozing away.

Talk to you girls later:)

Terri in MO
06-03-2003, 10:17 AM
Good morning!

What a yucky day outside. Looks like I'm going to have yucky weather for my vacation. Sun better shine soon! I truly get depressed and blah when its cloudy outside and its supposed to be that way all day. So that's my challenge for the day. To be productive and to not feel depressed and blah. I can control how I feel but cannot control the weather. Why should the weather control me? Good question.

I am going to pick two things on my list and do them this morning. No whining allowed! :drill:

Food was good yesterday. DH is still with me so far. He did WI on Sunday morning and was suprised to see that's he's up six pounds since he wanted to diet on 1/1. He's having that shock of what are real portion sizes. I just hope he doesn't quit.

Glad to see that my Dr. Phil post helped inspire at least one. That's what we need periodically. Something to inspire thought and action. Too bad he can't drop by once in a while and get tough with me! :lol:

I'm off to accomplish something. Have a great OP day!

06-03-2003, 11:02 AM
Hi all

It's amazing how, once you become active, how much more active you become. Does that make sense? You become energised, motivated. I'm finding I'm doing so much more actively than I did before. For example, I cleaned my dad's car today, in record time, as well as jogging up and down the road to get stuff from my parents house. On top of that I went for a 30 minute walk and did my stretches! Before getting into this, just cleaning the car would've buggered me! :D

Food was ok, but Marc made my favourite Banana cake - had 2 pieces with a mug of light hot chocolate, while watching CSI. Love that program!

Hope you're all having a good week.


06-03-2003, 11:23 AM
Good morning you'all~~~~

I just came back from an interview at a doctor's office. The job is doing Personal Injury collections! Keep your fingers crossed for me...I think she is going to call me today for sure. She gave me the employee handbook and went over all the benefits with me and the job and all and kept say YOU would be doing this and YOU would be doing that...blah blah blah!! But being a manager and doing interviews I know how easy that is to say to someone when you are talking about the job...so...we shall see.....

Its about 5 miles from my house and the doctor would treat us all and bill the insurance and not bill us the balance....how cool can that be??? The pay is great and the benefits too! Sooo.....cross those fingers gals!!

I too, like Sandy, am squeezing my behind back up on this wagon! So move on over here we come!!

I gotta change my clothes now and get some laundry done and get this pig sty cleaned up. I need to take out the summer clothes and put away the winter clothes even though its not quite summer here yet...not so sure if we are going to have one with all this rain!

I'll be back...TTFN Michelle

06-03-2003, 11:36 AM
Oh...I just lost the best post!

I can't re-create it now...took too long...


That's all I can say.

Have a great day all!


06-03-2003, 03:45 PM
Yaahooooooooo!! I GOT THE JOB!!

06-03-2003, 03:45 PM
Yaahooooooooo!! I GOT THE JOB!!

06-03-2003, 03:53 PM
:cb: :flow1: :cb: :flow1: :cb: :flow1: :cb: :flow1:

06-03-2003, 04:25 PM
Michelle... I am sooooo :D HAPPY :D for you !!!!!!

:cp: CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!! :cp:

06-03-2003, 05:14 PM


06-03-2003, 06:01 PM
I don't know how that posted twice! LOL I only hit the button once and then I re-read it and only one posted...then I come back and I see double! Oh well....

I am sooo psyched! But I just want to let you know that when I start this NEW job I WON'T stop posting like a Miss somebody did!! I won't mention any NAMES LUCKY!!! Where the heck are you girl? How is that job going for you?

With this job no more working saturdays or till 8 pm or till 6 pm for that matter! No more knocking on peoples doors or visiting them at work...well...maybe a few more before I leave...I kinda like embarrassing them at work!! With this new job I will be working with lawyer's offices, insurance offices and other personal injury type claims. Hey...maybe I'll meet me a nice young, filthy rich lawyer..aaayyy??

Now if I could just get this much enthusiasm for my diet and get this weight off I would be all set!! John is glad I got the job...now we can live a normal life...yeah...he will live a normal life...he won't have to leave work by 6 pm and pick up the child and feed him dinner...I'll get to do that again! Geeesh...men!!

Ok Ok...I gotta get more clothing stuff done...and speaking of dinner...I gotta wrestle something up in the kitchen!

I'll be back! LOL

06-03-2003, 06:09 PM
hey guys i am still here don't forget me

06-03-2003, 08:20 PM

06-03-2003, 10:14 PM
Hey where da heck is everybody tonight???

Thank you all for the congrats! I am so excited still!!

06-03-2003, 10:27 PM
Congrats Michelle
Hope all of you ladies are doing good.

Hope I haven't offended anyone or isn't anyone speaking to me anymore:D

Our summer reading program started today with 127 kids attending we had a clown that was wonderful.

I haven't exercised in over a week:o
Food is terrible:?:

Hope all of you have a good night. Tomorrow night is chat hope to see all of you there

06-03-2003, 10:37 PM
Good Evening All!
I hope you're all having a great evening. We just got back from taking our dogs to "Yappy Hour"!! Our local Pet Store has it every couple months - everyone takes their dogs and they socialize and play games and get treats. It's fun! Charlee was the smallest little one there and she was trying to play with all the big dogs - at one point she was hanging out with a St. Bernard. It was darn cute!

Afterwards we stop at a deli and got sandwiches. The past two days of food have been tough. I do great until about 5:00pm and then I blow it. I don't know what happens that all of a sudden I eat everything! I have to find a better way to fill my evenings. It's only about a 3 hour time - from 5-8. If I would come home and exercise right away I think I would be ok --- I just have to stay out of the kitchen when I first get home. I did manage to get my exercise in today!!! Enough of my whining --- tomorrow will be a better day!!! :)

Mary - it's been fairly quiet for a few days - no one has forgotten about you! :D Sounds like you have your hands full with the summer program!

I have to be at work extra early tomorrow morning, so I am going to wrap things up for the evening.

Sweet Dreams!

06-03-2003, 11:04 PM
Mary: I would never forget you!!!! Good luck with the summer reading program. I had Alexis' parent teacher conference yesterday. Her kindergarten teacher said most kids this age are in between levels 1 and 3 as an average. Alexis was at a level 6, almost a 7 which is like 2nd grade reading...She loves to read. Okay I bragged, but I am a proud momma!!!

My boss informed me that we will be moving our office at the end of the month. About a mile from where we are now, but a much nicer spot, but the office is small!!!! Oh well, I just work there...LOL

06-04-2003, 01:29 AM
Just lost my post. That'll teach me to rest my Quote Book on the 'F' keys at the top of the keyboard! :(

Sorry I can't stay. I love you all.

06-04-2003, 04:40 AM
I was reading a woman's success story. She has lost 170lbs. :eek: :cp:
Here is a quote from her story.....

"I know the key for me to keep my weight off is not the food...I enjoy good healthy food, I enjoy cooking it, I am not a junk food junkie, I'm a good food junkie...I would eat TOO MUCH of a good thing. But my major problem is that I was a couch potato...or a computer chair potato!! I need to move my body to lose and keep this weight off."

Being on this computer is great.
Just wanted to share this.
Sorry I can't start the new thread.
It is almost 3am and I have to get to bed.

06-04-2003, 04:42 AM
I'm about to leave work; I need to stop at the grocery and stock up but I'd rather go home and sleep. I should put grocery shopping at the top of my to do list for the week. For some reason I put this off till later in the week when I have nothing in the house to eat.

Hope you all have a good day.

"You have to do the thing you think you cannot do."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

06-04-2003, 07:26 AM