We want to invite everyone to join us in our journey.
We share laughter and tears.
We share what works for us and what doesn't.
We recently started a Topic of the Day.
Wednesday.....Wednesday Weigh ins
Friday........Friday Facials, Fingernails and Fun
Saturday.......Sit-up Saturdays - any physical activity
Sunday.........Soup and Salad Sunday - recipes
These are not required topics ...just ideas to share. We have found them very helpful. We also share heartaches and fears...joys and celebrations.
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06-10-2003, 10:22 PM
Hey all...Just wanted to start a new thread...Can;t stay...
Happy Birthday, Barb!
I'll be back!
06-10-2003, 11:14 PM
Thanks for all the "welcome backs" and thank you to all the people that have just introduced themselves to me.
I can't sleep, and of course this is perfect because I need to be up at five am in order to do inventory at the store...grrr...I can't wait until I can get a real full time job in order to "supplement" my retail career. :(
I just dropped my weight watcher's pamphlettes all over the floor:D
So it's Slim Fast for breakfast and lunch tomorrow...I figure that might be the best way to jump start my body...i'm also bringing in a weight watchers "Just 2 Points" bar to work with me....I know two little shakes won't fill me up for the whole day. that's what happens when you weigh as much as I do...you NEED MORE FUEL.
Barb, cute doggie...I myself have a yorkie who i am totally in love with :D...well actually technically he's my mom's but he loves me best....
06-11-2003, 07:31 AM
Just popping in to see whats up. Where is everyone?
Mel: Do you have a lot to loose? Are you doing WW at home? How long have you been doing it?
06-11-2003, 08:02 AM
Hi all Hope to see a lot of you in chat tonight 7:30 central
Have a great day.
06-11-2003, 08:17 AM
Good Morning Gals -
Just popping in for a minute. I feel miserable at the moment - bad cramps. That was nice of TOM to show up for my Birthday! Grrrr!
I just go done exercising, hoping that would help them subside. No luck so far. I'm going to fix breakfast and then have to get to work --- thank goodness today is one of my work at home days!
Thanks again for all the Birthday wishes yesterday. Dinner was very nice. Jeff gave me a cute little Precious Moments --- it's a tradition every Birthday. He still hasn't given me my new rings we picked out - I know they have been sized and he has them, but he says it's not time for him to give them to me yet. He must have something else up his sleeve. :)
Oh - when we went to the Olive Garden last night, which I picked ONLY because I wanted their dessert --- after I ordered it the waitress came out and told me they were all out of it. I nearly cried - I said that's the only reason I picked this - for my B-day. She was very sweet and said they had some frozen that I could take home - that was perfect because I ordered it to go anyway. So by the time we got home it was thawed out - I had 1/2 last night and am saving the other 1/2 for today. So - to make a long story even longer....I got the dessert I wanted for my Birthday! :lol:
Gotta run for now. Talk to you later!
06-11-2003, 11:18 AM
Good Morning Chickies...
Seems like I just don't have much time to post lately, but I'm trying to squeak a few words in here and there...
Welcome back Miss Meliss!
I don't have much to say this morning...neither does anyone else apparently. I lost a lb last week, that's something, I guess! A litttle more exercise on my part could have boosted that number a bit! This week, definitely.
Hey, I noticed when I was starting the new thread something about a "Topic of the Day." We haven't done that in a long time...or ever, that I can think of. Anyway...I'm proposing one for today. I'm curious...with summer fast upon us, do you wear shorts? How about a bathing suit? I was talking to a woman last night who said she NEVER wears shorts, even to the beach!! My thought was, why go then? I'd rather bare some skin than sit and swelter. I do wear shorts, but my legs really aren't that fat, believe it or not. (That would be my gut...a classic apple am I!) I do go to the beach, so I am forced to wear a bathing suit, :yikes: but of course it's a skirty one, (like that hides a lot) or the kind that looks like shorts attached. I swim, so I have to! Of course we always sit as close to the water as possible and I'm certainly not strutting around the beach!
(Don't want to scare the children!)
How about you?
06-11-2003, 11:24 AM
Time to fess up! :drill: I have been terrible. Just awful. :mad: Sometimes you go along, and you think you're doing ok, just a snack here and there, and you feel like your kinda alright.......ok. WHO THE **** AM I KIDDING? You know you suck. You know that you're eating like a :ink: and you just don't care. :lol: That could best sum up my life for at least the last month. I went back to the last time I weighed myself. It was 5/4/03. I weighed myself again yesterday. I have officially gained aproximately 16 lbs! :mad: :mad:
I think I got a little too enthusiastic when my oldest started working at Dairy Queen, if you know what I mean. I have now forbidden myself from picking him up after work. (TOO many goodies for him to bring out to his Mom) The sad part about it, when I was eating them, they were SO good, because I never allowed myself an occasional treat, so I went totally overboard. Also sad, both my kids were thrilled that I was eating them. They were both like, "Mom...you need to eat some icecream, because you never do eat any." I mean, come on....I was doing it for the kids, wasn't I? :lol:
Ok...new plan. I promise you. I promise, every single day, I will report in to you guys before I go to bed. I'm going to report how many points I've eaten (my range is 29-34) and how much I've exercised. I don't have a problem with my water, so that should be ok. I've got to be accountable to someone and you guys are the best! :love:
I know this post isn't long, but I've exceeded my internet time at work, so I've gotta hop for now, but I will be back tonight!
:grouphug: to all of you.
Happy Birthday Barb! I didn't forget you.
06-11-2003, 11:29 AM
I'm so glad you're back! The important thing is you ARE back! And have faced the number and you know what to do.
Now do it!! :drill:
(that goes for me too!)
((AND everyone else))
06-11-2003, 11:46 AM
...and I swear I'm finished!
I was just reading this in the "Beach Body (heh heh, that's me!) Newsletter."
Eat More of Less.
Just as going back for seconds, thirds and fourths should be a non-option; so should skipping meals. Think of your body as a steam train, like the ones in the old westerns. Engineer Ted had to add a small, constant supply of coal to the furnace to keep Old Number 6 chugging away. He couldn't skip half a day and he couldn't overfill. Because your body constantly works, the best way to feed it is with a constant supply of smaller meals. That means three meals a day, plus two snacks, especially if you are on a fitness program.
That doesn't mean three trips daily to Sizzler's All-You-Can-Eat Salad Bar, accompanied by two soda-and-donut stops at the Quicki Mart. It means three balanced, healthy meals and two similarly healthy smaller snacks.
If you feel full after a meal, that's bad. Throw everything your mom said about finishing your dinner out the window. Eat until you are no longer hungry, then stop. Also, it helps to eat slowly. Often, you'll eat all you need and not know it because it takes a few minutes for your stomach to catch up with your mouth. Hang back for 5 minutes before serving up seconds; you probably don't even need it
06-11-2003, 11:52 AM
Hi Again -
I can't resist jumping back in here between work projects to see who is around.
Shorts/Swimsuit --- Yep, I wear them both. I wear shorts all the time during the summer. Not Short-shorts, but just above the knee. I also wear a swimsuit when the occassion calls for it. I have one like Kat mentioned - with the shorts attached. The one part of my body I am most self-concious of is my inner thighs - UGH! The only thing is that the swimsuit with the shorts is hard to swim in, so if I am really going to be swimming I have a traditional style suit that I wear - I just jump out and pull on shorts or a towel as quickly as possible! :)
Tina -- I am so glad you're back! Thanks for the B-day wishes! You've lost so much - you can get back in the swing of things. One thing you mentioned that jumped out at me was that you never let yourself have an occasional treat! I would never last if I completely deprived myself. In the past I would go on "diets" where I followed them strictly - what would happen? I'd last about 3 weeks, lose a few pounds and then fall completely off the wagon and give up. Now that I am NOT on a "diet" - I have decided to live a healthy lifestyle --- I eat what I want, within reason and in moderation --- I try not to indulge in many treats, but I do when I feel like I have to. That way I never give up - just veer off for a moment and get right back in action. This is what I have found works for me and this is the best I have felt and looked in years - I am losing the weight slowly - but I am losing it. Figure out what works for you and encourages you to keep on track. Ok, Ok --- I know I am getting preachy --- and I am not telling you anything that you don't already know. I think it helps me to say it/type it --- reminds me all the things I have learned and believe in.
WE CAN ALL DO THIS!!!! :grouphug:
Anyway - enough of me rambling on --- HELLO to anyone out there! Drop in - Let us know what you are up to!
06-11-2003, 12:09 PM
Good day ladies!
Dropped by my the local library to drop off a quick post.
On the subject of bathing suits and shorts - yes, I do wear them; it is too hot and humid here in the summer :flame: :flame:. I am a pear, so I have big legs and a big butt. I wear a swimdress and my shorts stop just above the knee. I used to wear shorts to work, but they adopted a dress code so I can't do that anymore. I started wearing shorts a few years ago when I worked in a factory and it was 90 degrees or hotter in the summer and I ran a steam cabinet. So I said to :devil: with that and started wearing them. When I was a teenager (in the 70s) I didn't wear shorts because at that time they were short shorts. I was in the 150s then. My bathing suit is a swimdress. I just get out there with all the skinnies and have fun and if they don't like it, well :p .
Tina, don't deprive yourself; an occasional treat is okay. I used to think that if I messed up for one day I might as well give up. I've learned that I don't have to be perfect at this.
I will try to make it into chat tonight. Hope to see you all there.
06-11-2003, 12:26 PM
Well, actually, it's been awhile since I wore a bathing suit, unless I'm slopping around the house on a hot day and don't feel like putting any clothes on. As for shorts, I don't wear the really short revealing ones, but I have worn them recently. AND....I've gotten to the point where the black clothes are relegated to the back of the closet and replaced with...drum roll...bright colors and even some WHITE! :smug: :cool:
Ahh, Tina, the temptation of ice cream--and Dairy Queen to boot! I tend to avoid that and Girl Scout Thin Mints cookies. Both are asking for trouble in this house.
Well, I am down two more pounds today :cb: I was on a plateau for a couple weeks there, but finally the needle of The Beast is moving in the right direction again.:D
Ugghhhh...it is humid this afternoon and we are expecting storms, so I reckon it's indoor workout today.
06-11-2003, 01:40 PM
Sorry gals, I've been reading but not posting, kind of in a funk, haven't been keeping a real tight leash on my eating, but thankfully the scale hasn't been bad to me.:?:
Okay Tina once again, it's time to start fresh and lose this weight, I'm with you I need someone to be acountable to. And seeing as this is the only real place I get the support and encouragement I need, I will try my best to post daily and be honest with how the eating and exercise is going. My first goal is to lose 10 lbs by July 7th. I want to get into the 270's. And I need to exercise daily, and keep on drinking my water.
I can not bring my self to wear shorts in public, even when I weighed 200lbs I couldn't wear shorts, I have recently started wearing capri's, but am not really comfortable wearing them yet. I have really big legs, butt, boob's and upper arms. My stomach isn't to bad, I lose the weight there first.
And I haven't worn a bathing suit, propably since I was 16 yrs old, 11 yrs ago, sometimes I will go swiming in the lake in a t-shirt and shorts, If no one is around. I don't know if I could find a swimsuit that would give me enough support in the bosom area, and I would definetly wear a t-shirt over it as well. I love to swim, and that's another reason I'd like to lose this weight, so I can go to the pool with my son and have some fun. Once I get down to about 250lbs I might look into buying a swim suit, would love to take aqua-cising as well.
So no I don't wear shorts ( unless I'm at home with my family and noone else is around ) and don't own a swim suit.
Tina I had a Peanut Buster Parfait on Sunday, and It was so good, since we moved out to a small town we don't have any fast food places and we happened to be in a bigger town that has DQ, and I just couldn't pass it up. I haven't had one for probably 3yrs, the only benifits of living in a small town, no temptation from Fast Food every where you look.
Lori I'm so anxious to hear more about you new bo, sounds so exciting, there seems to be alot of you gals that met you significant others of the net. I met my fiance through a friend I worked with. Not to exciting. Hope everything works out for you guys.
Congrats to all the losers, keep up the good work. I'll be joing you real soon.;) :)
06-11-2003, 01:55 PM
Ladies, I don't have time for a long post but.... I just had to jump in on the swimsuit issue. I need a new one, I have two one is even a two piece. lol A tankini- with a long top and boy shorts that when on looks like a one piece. Lately though I've been opting for wearing just the bottoms with a t-shirt. Duckie, for a supportive suit and a good selection of suits practical for big women check out Junonia. They are a little $$$ but look like great suits and just might have what you need.
06-11-2003, 03:49 PM
Wow, I popped in the a.m. and then when I got home I did again and could not believe it, you all were chatty today. That makes me so so so so happy. Love to see people coming to get encouragement and lend it too.
Food is pretty good here, just still need the good kick in the butt for the exercise....ugh, why is that part so hard for me? It will come, it did before, it will again.
Hugs to you all,
06-11-2003, 05:45 PM
I will be totally honest.
I did wonderful while I was at work. I had a Quaker oatmeal breakfast bar for breakfast with half an apple. For lunch, I had a can of Campbell's Select with 12 fat free crackers and 1/2 my water for the day.
I got home and at a grilled chicken sandwich and some ramen noodles. <<First mistake. :( Then, got mad at myself and at some yogurt raisins. The WHOLE bag. :mad: Don't worry though....it was my last bag and they will not be brought into this house again.
I promised you guys that I would be accountable to you, and I have been. Even though I was ashamed and embarassed to let you guys know that I failed yet again today.....I didn't lie to you. :no: Even though I'm embarassed, I will not lie to you guys. I won't come on here and post something that's not the truth. I'm not going to tell you that I will be perfect everyday, but I do promise you that I will try. Which is more than I did today. I just let myself get too hungry, that's all. I am going on vacation in aproximately five weeks and I would really like to get at least 10 lbs off of me by then.
(As a sidenote, TOM started today....so I am hungry enough to chew the doors off the hinges) :lol:
Ok, I promised them...so here are some pictures of Ron. (the true love of my life) :love:
Nothing new here; food ok - got too hungry around lunchtime and went to McD's - got a 6 piece McNuggets and a Bacon Ranch chicken salad and drank water. This wasn't too bad except for the sodium. I spent the morning at the library and got caught up in the computer and the magazines (I like to read magazines). I was out of my sleep routine today, had to be up at 8AM (after getting to bed at 3:30AM) to wait for the plumber. He left around 9:30AM and I didn't go back to bed until 3:30PM. I hope I can make it through work tonight.
I just met the new pathologist - :flame: :flame: !!!!
06-12-2003, 07:14 AM
Good Morning Ladies -
I don't have time to post because I'm in the midst of getting ready for work. I just wanted to save our little thread from sinking off the page!
I already did a mile on the treadmill this morning! :cb:
Talk to you later! Sorry I missed chat last night - I was feeling horrible. TOM does that to me.
06-12-2003, 07:18 AM
Nice chatting with Sandy and Connie last night
Have a good day
06-12-2003, 07:41 AM
WISHING EVERYONE A NICE ON YOUR PLAN THE BEST YOU CAN DAY!!!!!
Back to Thankful Thursday.....
1. All my friends here on 3fc, that will stick by you no matter what!
2. My family (always)
3. There are so many more things......but I got the first two in and that covers a wide area in my life....
Hugs to you all,
PS) I forgot.......TINA: OH, A MAN IN A TUX, DON'T IT JUST MAKE YOU DROOL.....HE LOOKS LIKE A KEEPER!!!
06-12-2003, 11:44 AM
Okay girls, yesterday I reported that I was going to get back on the band wagon, and start losing this weight, I should have said starting TODAY. I was so bad yesterday, but I think I got it out of my system and am ready start this new way of life once again.
I was on a major carb binge, okay even though this will explain why I weigh almost 300lbs I will tell you what I ate.
Breakfast, 2 danish's ( and they are big danish's )
Lunch, We had a BBQ at work, 1hamburger and bun, some macaroni salad, and some marinated veggie salad, and some pickles.
Snack, now this is gross, Had my two pieces of pizza that I brought for lunch, ( didn't know we were having a BBQ ) and a cream filled donut, 2 popsicles ( their not to bad only 45 cals, no fat).
Supper I had 2 baked potatoe's smothered in butter and sour cream.
Snack, half a whole wheat bagel with cream cheese.
So yesterday I ate like a pig, but today is a new day, and a new start and I will behave, for breakfast I had a half a whole wheat bagel with some light peanut butter. Lunch, is a frozen dinner, Fettuccini alfredo, ( it's not low fat, but as long as I behave till supper that's all right ), not sure what I'm going to have for supper yet.
Anyway's I should get back to work,
06-12-2003, 02:16 PM
I hope everyone is having a good day - it is very quiet around here.
Duckie - I'm so glad to see you posting and letting us know how you are doing --- good, bad and otherwise, I think it helps to get it off your chest. You realize that you made poor choices yesterday and today you are making improvement --- one day at a time! You were strong enough to lose nearly 50 pounds --- you can keep going!
I'm having a pretty good day here! A little tired from not getting a good night's sleep. Food's pretty good - TOM is still bothering me with munchies and cramps. If I can get through today I should be ok. I am planning on exercising again tonight when I get home. The Amazing Race is on - I think I'll walk on the treadmill while I watch it. I made an appt. today with my OB/Gyn - I've been putting it off for months and finally picked up the phone and called - I go on the 27th. Some of you know that I avoid the Doc at all cost, but I've got to do this!
I have to leave work early for an eye doc appt. It's my one-year check up for the laser surgery I had last summer. Hopefully he says the 20/20 vision stuck. I wonder how Sara is doing after her surgery --- Hint, hint --- Sara if you are reading this please let us know how you are doing! We miss you!
Back to work for now! Talk to you lovely ladies later!
06-12-2003, 02:18 PM
Oh - Tina, I forgot to mention how dashing your Hubby looks all spiffied up in his tux --- of course you already know that! :)
I hope you are having a great day! I know yesterday was a tough one! Keep us posted!
06-12-2003, 03:19 PM
Hi all! :wave: Glad to see that at least some of you are still hanging out over here. Geez, did we lose a few or what???? Just because it's summer, don't think you can hide out. Get the butts back in here. Besides, for alot of us, summer hasn't kicked in yet so it CANNOT be used as an excuse!!! :nono: For us here, we've had more ran than nice weather and the temps have not once reach 80 degrees yet. Not that I'm waiting for that to happen. I am soooo Bi^c%y when it's hot, of course, I'm pretty Bi^c%y when it's not too! :o Just ask my honey. :yes:
Anyway, I'm being very lazy. It is so nice to have a moment to myself that I'm not really getting anything accomplished. :(
I do have stuff all over the dining room table though because I am stuffing little goodie bags once again for the guys in my son's Fraternity. If you haven't heard the story yet, my youngest is in a Fraternity at school and ever since he first got there I send a little bag of goodies for each of the guys at Halloween, at Christmas, at Easter and again now for finals. So that stuff is all bought and laid out up there for me to get packing. His finals are all next week so I want to get the box packed and sent by tomorrow.
I'm going to run. I hope to see you all later. BTW, Welcome back, Mel. Hope you'll be around more often. I did get to chat last night but too late for everyone but Dixie. Sorry about that.
Love :love: you all.
"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love." - Henry Drummond
06-12-2003, 03:56 PM
Hi All! Met Thinthinker in chat last night and we talked about this thread. Got room on the bandwagon for me?
I'm 32 and about 325lbs. Not too sure what the weight is because the scale is on the fritz. Going to go buy a better one today! Hmmmm, what else? I found the 3fatchicks board about a week ago. I'm hoping to lose about 150 lbs. Think I was 12 last time I was under 200...pretty sad.
I have a back injury that is my main motivator for the diet/change. Phrase, "use it or lose it", is true. Right now I have difficulty riding a stationary bike for 10 minutes but I'm scared if I don't do something I won't be able to walk anymore.
That's about it for now.....
Thinthinker...promise to get the recipe asap. Just haven't talked to my mother yet.
06-12-2003, 06:31 PM
The eyes checked out a-ok, I'm seeing 20/15 a year after the surgery. He wanted to dialate my eyes and I told him I'd have to come back when Jeff is around to drive. I didn't want to drive home after that.
Thin - That is so sweet that you do goodie bags for the college boys! I was in a sorority and I know we would have all loved our moms to send goodies. You are such a sweetheart!!! :)
Deb - WELCOME!!!! I've only been around for a couple months and I love this group of women!!! I am 33 - as of this past Tues., been married for 9 years, and have 3 dogs --- my littlest one is in my avatar! I've also had a life-long battle with weight --- I've been really working at it since February and so far so good - I'm not following any specific plan - just being sensible and exercising as much as I can. I don't go to weight watchers but I do count the points as a guideline! Everyone here does their own thing, but the important thing is that we are all here for each other! I hope you will hang around and get to know us!
Well, I need to get in my exercise and find something to make for dinner! I'll check back in later!
06-12-2003, 06:35 PM
Deb: Welcome to this little corner of 3fc....these woman are some of the best. You will get great support here.
Barb: Glad the eyes checked out for you.
Hope everyone is having a marvy day.
06-12-2003, 07:25 PM
I'm on the run, as usual...son has a ball game @ 8. It is HOT out there, and humid! I'm working tonight too. :p :p
Heat makes me B$@&y too, Thin...that's why my AC is running already. :rolleyes:
Welcome aboard, Deb!
06-12-2003, 07:37 PM
How are you all this evening?
I enjoyed being in chat with Mary and Thin last night.
Tina - your hubby is a hotty :flame:; I love to see a man all dressed up.
Deb and Mel - I am new to this thread; only been here maybe a couple of weeks; I have been overweight all of my life; I recently hit my highest weight but I don't know what it was since the scales at my doc's only go to 350. I was diagnosed a type 2 diabetic in March, so that was my wake up call to put the brakes on the food. I have since lost at least 14 lbs (on doc's scale). I am watching my carbs, only allowed a certain number a day. I try to limit my carbs to healthy ones instead of using them on candy, cookies and such. It was hard at first because I am a sugarholic, but now it isn't so bad; I can now have a very small bite of chocolate and be satisfied. You just have to be patient and give it time.
Well, I thought about getting out the exercise bike today, maybe tomorrow I will actually do it. I did take a walk in the parking lot last night though it was only one lap.
That's all for now, gotta get to work. Check back later.
:twirly: :twirly: :twirly:
06-12-2003, 08:27 PM
DO NOT POST HERE! GO TO "300+ And Ready To Try Again....#348"