Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again....#348

06-12-2003, 09:28 PM
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06-12-2003, 09:46 PM
Hello again. :wave: Saw the thread needed changing so thought I'd step in and do it. I won't tell you how far back I had to go to copy/paste again. :^:

Somebody asked about shorts/swimsuits. NO, absolutely NOT!!! My thighs are as big as a house. I did find some denim leggings type capris last summer and did wear those to a picnic. And I do have a couple pair of shorts that I will don while in the house. But I do not wear them even out to get the mail!! :nono:

I have a question for any of my medical lovelies: What do you know about Insulin Resistance and the drug Glucophage???? My doc said my sugar was up a bit in the last two blood workups. She mentioned that she thought I might be Insulin Resistant. She said she wanted to put me on Glucophage. She said that it was not something I would necessarily have to take forever, that with diet and exercise I may be able to quit at some point.

I am a bit miffed because when I saw the eye doctor, he said "being diabetic, you really should have your eyes examined once a year to make sure that your retinas are not being affected by the diabetes."

Then I saw my GYN on Tuesday and of course I took her my blood reports and what drugs I'm taking and she mentions, "with your diabetes.....".

Now the first doc who did the blood work and put me on the stuff, never said I was diabetic, she said Insulin Resistant. Are they one in the same? Do I have to watch out for the same things diabetics have to watch for? Do my kids now have to say their mother is diabetic when they fill out a medical history sheet? She never mentioned cutting down on sugars or carbs.

I know I have to place a call to her and ask these same questions, but I thought I would pose it here too. Thanks in advance for any comments.

Deb: Glad you found us. I'll be waiting for that recipe. I've been using the microwave popcorn, but if I can use up the bag of regular stuff I have in the pantry that will be a real plus.

Barb: I'm glad about your eyes. That's a real plus. * At first I thought my son would be embarassed that his mommy was sending stuff, but the guys really thought it was cool and even let him out of 'dish duty' or some other chore when my box comes in. So I guess it's all good! :D

Kat: Glad somebody else gets Bi^c%y in the heat too. But the AC already??? We haven't had a hot day here yet. Not that I'm rushing it, mind you. :o

Sandy: "The best"???? Oh you make us blush!:;

Connie: Now I'm told "thinking about it" doesn't count! :sarg: You have to actually get on the bike!!!!

Tina: Ummmm, ummmm, girlfriend! :T That man of yours looks pretty yummy all dressed up. Better keep an eye on that one!!!!

Well girls, I'm truly not ignoring everyone else. I just have to start getting it back together here somewhere, and this is where I'm starting. Sorry to have missed some of you, but I am trying.

06-12-2003, 10:28 PM
Hi Thin, I just read your post and will try to help with your questions.

I just started taking Glucophage in March of this year. As I understand it, Glucophage stops your pancreas from releasing more insulin (your body already makes its own insulin). Your cells use insulin and turn it to glucose. Insulin resistance is when your cells will not accept the insulin, so the insulin has nowhere to go and your body just stores it up. The cells have "doors" that the insulin enters through and you have insulin resistance when the "doors" won't open to let the insulin in. My doctor told me that the Glucophage will curb your appetite and it has curbed mine. Sometimes I have to remind myself to eat. You will also go the bathroom a lot when you first start on it, so you might want to stock up on reading material in the bathrooom if u know what I mean. Has your doctor done a HGB A1C blood test, or did you just have a blood sugar test? My doctor had me do a "challenge diet" where I had to eat a high carb meal and then go in 1-2 hours later and have my blood sugar checked. The HGB A1C test is an average of the your blood sugar over the past three months. My next appointment I have to have a fasting blood sugar (nothing to eat after midnight). Did you have one of those? I checked a lot of this stuff out on the net, just type in "diabetes" and go from there.

I take two Glucophage at night and check my blood sugars twice a day and various times. I went to a diabetic educator; she told me to have no more that 4 carb exchanges at each meal (about 60grams total, one carb = 15g) and two carbs for a snack (30g), so I figured that out to be about 210g of carbs a day.

I hope this helped you. Maybe you can talk to your doctor again and he/she can do some more testing. Gotta go.

06-12-2003, 11:01 PM
Thin - check Discovery.com for info on diabetes.

06-13-2003, 07:58 AM
Thin, I know we have talked about the diabetic thing before. At my last dr. visit my new doctor did the test that Connie was talking about Ummmm.....HGB A1C, and thats what she said to me about it looking at the past 3 months versus the 1 night of fasting. She told me that it is a more accurate test to look at to truely call someone diabetic. Luckily my numbers came back the best they have in like 3 years. So, maybe that test is something you should have? (just another blood test) And, I thought it was the doctors job to inform you well of all your stuff!! She/he should never have let you leave that office without telling you the side effects, the diagnosis, if you should list that as you history now. I think maybe it is worth a call, and don't let them charge you for going in since they didn't do their job the first time. Hope all works out for you.

Connie: What good advice you had for thin.....hope all is goine well with you.

Tina: :drill: WHERE ARE YOU?????

Okay, I will check back later, right now I am off to get these 2 munchkins of mine off to school, they have a whole day of school today and 1/2 on Monday and then summer vacation.


Terri in MO
06-13-2003, 08:29 AM
Good morning! :wave:

I'm hopelessly behind. Maybe I will print the last thread today and write up a nice big post tomorrow morning.

The week is going well with food. We could have done better on the veggies but we're in a good maintenance mode while its not a losing mode its better than a gain! That and I haven't had time for enough exercise at night.

Last night I was supposed to have my nails done - a fill on the sculptured nails. I got there and all the gal's stuff was gone. She has supposedly had some sort of surgery and will be back maybe sometime if she gets her personal stuff worked out. I was irritated because no one called and there were no other nail techs around (at 5:00 no less) to fix my broken nails. So I came home and cut them all off. I figure I don't really need to be spending the money. I really don't do well at having to start over with new people unless I know someone who is satisfied. Must have just been a grouchy day yesterday.

I just wanted to chime in about the insulin resistant and diabetes. Thin - most definitely call the doctor today. You need to know a better explanation of what is going on and what you should be doing. My mom is diabetic and so is DH. I've been to the dietician with DH and was surprised about the eating plans. If indeed it is diabetes, then a well-balanced WW plan is very good for diabetics. Its about controlling the carbs more so than the sweets. I also encourage this because I believe that DH was not diagnosed soon enough and he was going to regular doctor appointments. I don't necessarily trust the blood sugar test in itself as enough evidence to diagnose or not. I think the 3 month test is best. I know I'm not a doc but DH has suffered permanent damage to his legs and feet because he has diabetic neuropathy and as a result foot drop both caused by uncontrolled high sugar. And because of that - its made a big impact on his ability to work, do things around the house and his ego. I encourage you to get back there and make her talk to you.

Hello to everyone else - newbies, returnees, and absentees! I'll catch up this weekend. :o

I better get ready for work. Have a great OP day!

06-13-2003, 09:32 AM

Insulin resistant doesn't necessarily mean that you are diabetic, but left untreated, it can develop into diabetes. Your body is not metabolizing sugar properly, so it's left in your system, which can cause diabetes. Definitely talk to your doctor and get some straight answers. Sometimes, (very often) they are in such a hurry, they don't take the time necessary to fully explain things. Pin her down! You want the facts, ma'am...just the facts!

Okay...gotta run, I need to feed the boy.

See you all later


06-13-2003, 10:18 AM
Good Morning Gals!

Connie - Thin is right, you have to get on the bike for it to count. But, you did one lap around the parking lot - that is much better than no laps. :)

Thin - I don't know anything about the insulin resistance, but it sounds like you have gotten a lot of good info from the other ladies. Hopefully you can get a hold of your Doc today to get all the answers. :)

Kat, Sandy, Terri -- Hey Chickees - Glad to she you popping in! :)Where is everyone else? :?:

Today was my day to hop on the scale. I am down 1.2 pounds for the week. Not a big loss, but I'll take it --- especially considering I had my B-day and TOM is in town. :^:

Gotta get started on work!
Talk to ya later!

06-13-2003, 10:30 AM
Hey ladies. Sorry to have been MIA as of late, but things have been hectic. Seems to be settling down now. Food and water haven't been so good and I haven't been exercising as often as I'd like, but that is changing. Luckily, I haven't gained anything back. Still holding at 264 for now. I have another 2 weeks or so til I get weighed and measured again, so I'm going to work real hard to get back on track and show some kind of loss. Again, I want to thank you all for the prayers for my nephew. He is doing good. It's amazing how resiliant kids are. He may have lost his arm, but he is already talking about playing baseball again. He is a very strong kid. I can't even begin to reply to everyone, but I did want to welcome all the newbies. This is a wonderful group. Well, I need to get some things done around here, so I'll talk to you all later.

06-13-2003, 10:46 AM
Sorry it has been a few days since I posted. Things have been going well. I have managed to stick to my new schedule fairly well. Still battling my daughter a bit, but she is adjusting too. I have walked everyday since I started except Wednesday. Wednesday I just had an off day. It is a little chilly out this morning, but I'm getting ready to get my butt out there and do some walking again. :strong: I can't wait until I weigh in next Tuesday to see how I'm doing. For all those who don't have a scale that will weigh them-I've seen it come up a few times lately, I have a scale that goes up to 400lbs. I bought it through drugstore.com

I also have two classes I'm trying to catch up in. Long story, but I wasn't planning on taking them and now I am but I'm a bit behind. :dizzy: It is part of why Wednesday was an off day. Also looks like we will be moving to a new place. Here in town we found a mobile home that is $5000. We can pay the owner $200 a month and space rent is $150. That is about what we pay now and we don't own this place. It is a little smaller than ideal, but has a huge fenced yard and a lot of potential. I think it will be very good for us. Plus as soon as we can just pay it off we will only have space rent to worry about. That will be a lot better. I think we will try to move at the end of July. I'm going to start packing right away. Thank God we are moving in yard sale season since I will need to get rid of some furniture. This way I can sell the stuff I need to get rid of and buy some stuff I need. :lol:

Okay well I've got to get going ladies. Want to get my walk in before I need to cook hubby's breakfast. :lol: He is calling me his new wife, he was so shocked when I woke him up on Tuesday and told him breakfast was ready that he kept asking me what I did with his old wife. :lol:


06-13-2003, 01:47 PM
THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY :dance: :dance: :dance:

I stopped by the library to get in a quick post; I actually walked around town today and got my errands done! Now, to get home and get on that bike (I'll try Thin, I promise).

Thin - please call your doc; you paid for your time and he/she should have spent more time discussing the insulin resistance with you. I think more intensive testing should be done to get a definitive diagnosis. But now you know the potential is there, so take my advice and start now. It could be that you had too many carbs and/or sweets before you had the test - was your blood tested after you had eaten? You should really have a fasting blood sugar run.

Steph, I'm glad to hear your nephew is doing better; children bounce back from things better that we do; I would be having a major pity party right now. Sometimes I think they are more mature that we are.

Barb - congrats with the weight loss :cp: :cp:, esp after b-day and TOM. Way to go!!

Sandy, I'm sorry I missed you in chat the other night; I was trying to get in there, but one of the doctors was at the fax machine right behind my work station for forever.

Mary - I went to WM but they were out of WATP #1; they did have the 4-mile video; and they had a spot on the shelf for the 3 pack with a walking belt. I should call them and see if there are anymore in stock. Thanks for the info.

Hi Terri - man I would have been so p------d off. I just hate when someone can't make a simple phone call.

Hope everyone has a good day; my computer time here is about up. Talk to you all later.

:wave: :wave: :wave:

06-13-2003, 01:56 PM
I just went to one of the shopping channel sites and found the WATP for Abs set - it had a walking belt with it. Is this the video that you all have mary and thin. I really would rather have the 15min tape first. I just hate to get the set and then never use them. I'll keep looking.

06-13-2003, 02:29 PM
Survived yet another storm, even if it did scare the :censored: out of me last night--not to mention the poor cats. There was even a funnel cloud spotted north of Pittsburgh.

Food has been great and so has exercise, despite the last day or so of not being able to go out an walk (stupid rain :p )--I did 30-45 minute general workouts instead.

Provided there are no weather delays or any other freaky things happening tonight (being Friday the 13th and all), Brian is due to arrive at 6:14PM my time in Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, I made sure the cat box was clean and my laundry was done so at least I'd have some clean clothes for the weekend and the furboys wouldn't be smelly cats :lol: !

06-13-2003, 02:59 PM
TGIF :cb:

Hi Gals - I hope you are all having a great afternoon. I am just finishing up my lunch break. I went and tanned (gotta get sun somehow) and picked up a salad at Wendy's. I tried the new Southwest Chix Caesar - it was pretty good - has a little spicy kick to it. I only used 1/2 the dressing because the entire packet has 230 calories. Their website doesn't list the nutrition of the salad itself, so I guessed a bit. I am hoping to talk Jeff into going to the mall tonight to walk a bit. I just want to get out and wander around maybe do a little shopping. We've got to buy a gift for a baptism party on Sunday.

Steph - Good to hear from you and glad to hear that your nephew has such strong spirits. I think it's great that you have been able to maintain the past few weeks with everything that's been going on. :)

Amanda - Did you get your walk in this morning? Sounds like you are going to have your hands full with classes and moving and whatnot. You'll be too busy to think about eating. :cbg:

Connie - Have you tried Ebay for the tapes? You can pretty much find anything there. :D

Lori - The big day! I bet you are so excited to see Brian tonight! Have a wonderful time and fill us in when you have time. :love:

Gotta get back to work - I'm in the midst of some pain in the a$$ spreadsheets for my boss!

See ya later!
Barb :)

06-13-2003, 05:10 PM
Connie: I have the #3 tape of WATP video, and if you watch it, they have a meter that shows when you hit 1 mile, 1 1/2 mile etc. So you can actually buy the one that has the most miles and do only what you want....just a hint...LOL

06-13-2003, 08:02 PM
...but it bears repeating...

It is good to have an end to journey toward;
but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Ursula K. Le Guin

So let's enjoy the journey. Make every day count. Try to discover something new each day, whether it's a fruit or vegetable or a great new place to walk or how refreshing water really is! Or maybe just a new attitude. How about an attitude of gratitude? Instead of self pity, and making excuses, let's be happy and grateful for all that is ours. We have the ability and the means to eat what is good and nourishing and the physical capabilities to move our bodies in some way. Let's not waste what we do have, for there may come a day when we say, "If only I had...lost weight, exercised more, seen the doctor sooner, had that mammogram...etc, etc..."

That said, I'm going out for a walk now...

Carpe diem!

06-13-2003, 08:19 PM
Hi everyone! :wave:

Thanks so much for the quick responses to my medical questions. You guys are the greatest!!! :D I knew I stick around for a reason! :o

I do believe that a phone call is in order. My biggest problem is that when I call, I know I won't get right through and she'll have to call me back, and well, I'm never home long enough for the return phone call. :lol: Can't keep this old girl hog tied for long, ya know...

I guess I will have to make an effort to call early and then just stay home and wait for the return call. After all, this is kinda important! :p

Gotta run. The boys are waiting on me.

"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved." - Victor Hugo

06-13-2003, 09:38 PM
This post is actually going to turn out much different than I intended it to be.

I fully intended on coming in here and posting that I was going to leave for awhile. :( Not going away for good, and I would still be reading, just not posting till I get my head on straight. I think I let what someone said earlier about us "falling off the wagon" time and time again, saying that "Oh well, tomorrow is another day" and then continuing to make the same mistake over and over again, bother me. I questioned myself on so many levels and decided the best thing to do was just to leave, get myself together and then come back. Coming here when you're floundering can be good, but it can also be bad. Good in the fact that when others are OP, eating healthy and exercising...it can motivate the ones of us that are having a hard time. Bad, in the fact that it can also make you question yourself and why you can't seem to get yourself in gear. :?:

I made a statement a day or so ago and I'm going to retract that. Yes, I'm going back on my word. But for a good reason. This is what I had said:

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!

Now, not the part about you guys being the best. You are....that has never changed and never will. One thing I pride myself on is being honest with you guys and that will never change, and what I'm about to say comes very hard to me and I hope it doesn't offend anyone. Ok....here goes. I have been coming to this thread for a long time. I usually post at least once a day....sometimes more. This is the only thread that I post on here at 3FC. I have seen people come and I have seen people go. I have seen people come back again. However, some I have come very used to.....they have become family to me. Lately, some of my family has stopped posting all together and some are only posting every now and then and I miss them. :( There have been so many new people come into the thread lately and to be honest.....I have just felt lost. Not that you guys are strangers to me.....just that things that at one time were very familiar to me.....have become very unfamiliar, and that has been so strange. I have in the past become attached to my friends here that have left and I have wanted to step back and be cautious, so as not to feel bad when someone I think is in it for the long haul disappears. NOW.....that is not to say I do not like all of the new people that have come in, in the last couple of months. You are all a very diverse group of ladies and I love you each and every one for your individuality. I apologize for perhaps, being somewhat stand-offish. It is not in my nature to be this way.....I have just felt out of sorts. I am truly glad and grateful for all of our new family. I do not use the word "family" lightly. I think we are our own little family, because no one quite understands this weight loss thing like we do.

Now, to finally stop the rambling......let's get on to what I was actually trying to say. I promised you guys that I would stop in every night before bed and report into you about how my day had went. I should have never done that. :no: Why? Because I put too much pressure on myself. I haven't fallen off the wagon, ladies. I jumped off. You know how hard it is to get started once you completely are off track. It's just miserable. Every day you start out with good intentions, only to be hanging your head at the end of the day. By telling you I would report into you each night, put an enormous amount of pressure on me for several reasons. First, if I had a bad day....(which I have) I either didn't come in here and post....for fear you would think I was a failure, or thoughts came into my head to tell you I had done good...but that would be a lie....and I will NOT lie to you. So, what to do? What to do? :chin: Here's what to do. I WON'T promise you I'll report in to you guys every night. I WON'T promise you I'm going to be perfect. I DO promise you that I won't leave. No matter how many times I am tempted, I need you guys. Sooner or later, I will hear that "click" and my life will get back on track. I have to remember that even though occasionally, we need a :drill:, that this is not a boot camp and mistakes are allowed. I hope, for my sake however...that I can break free from this long chain of mistakes and I can get back on track.

Thank you for listening to the ramblings of an idiot. I hope some of what I said makes sense. :lol: Food has not been good today, but I did do the 3 mile WATP. That makes me feel somewhat better.

I'm not going to individually reply to everyone tonight....just know that I have read everything you have said and I am on the way home. :love:

I will say however:

Sara: You have been a wonderful inspiration to me and I miss your posts. I hope wherever you are that you are still OP and even if you're not....that's ok. Come back and see us sometime.

Lucky: I know you have a new job....a rather important one from what I gather, so I know that is probably taking up a lot of your time. If you get a chance, please come by and see us once in awhile. I miss you. :(

2cute: I know you're here. You CAN'T stay away. I'm not sure what you're going through right now, I can only send you this....{{{{{{{2cute}}}}}}}}. When you're not here....sometimes it's just not the same. I'm not trying to "guilt" you in to coming in and posting. I'm just giving you a reminder that you are so very loved....by me.

Kat: Thanks for being the rock I've needed lately. :love:

Thin: Thanks for always being here. Even when you're busy....even when you're working yourself to death. We need you.

To everyone else: I promise to be a better friend and to try to get to know you all a little better. Sometimes we just have to "step back" and realize what's important. I am important. My health is important. My life is important.

Sometimes....we have to put "I" first.

Love you guys!

06-13-2003, 10:39 PM
Oh Tina. I hope I haven't let you down.
I read everyday but sometimes I just don't post.
I need all of you. My food hasn't been great either.
Don't you dare leave us we need you.
I went to see my brother today and made lots of pics of the baby
I'll post one soon.
Hello to all the rest of my friends

06-13-2003, 11:20 PM
You have never even once let me down. I love my little southern buddy. :love:

The feelings that I have had lately really have nothing to do with anyone here....it's all about the way "I've" been feeling. I do feel a lot better after I've "talked" with you guys though. :)

06-14-2003, 12:14 AM
Tina I hear you loud and clear Sweetie...I am right there beside you!! I think we were holding hands when we jumped off that wagon!

Anyways...I'm glad you aren't leaving...I look for your posts each and every day and get a little disappointed if you haven't posted. So keep on keeping on...theres no failure in falling...you only fail if you stay down! We all fall but we all eventually get back up again!

We are all packed and ready to leave early tomorrow morning for our vacation. We will be at my parents house this weekend and next weekend but during the week we will be on Cape Cod at a nice Resort so I won't be able to check in then. BUt after vacation I start my new job and a new outlook on my life style which will include eating healthy again! I have a goal of running up the stairs at my new job in 6 months! My office is downstairs so that will get me moving again!

Anyways, I need to go rinse this color out of my hair, take a shower and get to bed so we can get up early!

You guys old and new are a great bunch...I want to welcome the newbies to this group...everyone hang in there...threads seem to move slow during the summer months so stick with us...this is the only thread I post on too and I love it!

TTFN Michelle

06-14-2003, 02:22 AM
Tina... yes... I am here. :o
I miss you terribly. I am just in such a BAD place right now I can't come here and post. In fact.. some days I don't even have the emotional ability to come and read. I have sent you a private message... watch for it.

And yes... BAYLEE has had a negative effect on me.
It will be 3 YEARS in July that I have been here. And I should be maintaining my 200lb loss instead of maintaining a 35 lb loss... and to be honest... in the last month... I could have even gained some of that back too. Not all.. thank goodness... but some. I am not pigging out... but I am not improving my eating habits either. :( Not true... I am improving... just not enough to lose... I have maintained for 3 years.... That IS IMPROVING.... even if some people don't think so. I did not maintain my way up to 350 plus... I GAINED my way up.

But it is not just the food keeping me away.
Nor the shame.
I am having some emotional problems... too much stress.
I am not dealing well with me right now.
Parents getting worse everyday.... my sister's cancer is back and probably spreading. Me screwing up stuff in my own life. It just gets too much.... and add that to Baylee's comments .... I just feel I have to stay away.
I am like a run away snowball.... tumbling downhill picking up more crap as I roll.

I know in one hand I would feel better if I got out of my own problems and helped others... and in the other hand.... I feel sooo overwhelmed with my own problems I don't think I could handle one more. It's a catch 22.... Gee... self centerness is not a pretty picture... and I see myself in that picture.

Tina, Michelle, Thin, Kat, Mary, all the "oldtimers"... and the newcomers....everyone...PLEASE hang in there....
Keep posting so I have a home to come home to soon.
I want to thank all of you who are keeping the fires burning.
You guys are like a Motel 6... you keep a light on for when I come for a visit. LOL


06-14-2003, 09:15 AM
Hey ladies, I know I'm new here, but I have really enjoyed getting to know you ladies. You are wonderful, and even when you have fallen off the wagon, or jumped, you are still much inspiration. :yes: I started on this thread because I had read this thread for a while and all of you seemed so great, united really. I have another thread here on 3 Fatchicks that has kind of died down, there are still some wonderful ladies that post on it, but it moves kind of slow. Those here at 300+ are always here for me. Rather I need motivation or I need someone to comiserate with one of you is in the same boat. :) This weightloss battle is a tough one, and I think everyone here is fighting the best fight we can at the moment. Isn't that enough?

Tina, I always look forward to your posts-I know you will get back on track soon. You haven't come this far only to turn your back. :goodvibes:

To the rest of you, everyone-We can do this. We didn't put this weight on in 1mo., 1yr, or even 10yrs. (for most of us anyway) and so it may be a long journey until we lose the weight and reach our goals, but that is okay. Kat's quote said it well.
It is good to have an end to journey toward;but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Ursula K. Le Guin



06-14-2003, 09:21 AM
Good morning all
I am off to work and then have a genealogy meeting then a birthday fathers day family gathering. I hope to see some of you in chat tonight
Here is a photo of my nephew



06-14-2003, 12:32 PM
I'm here gals....I'm at work this am, and won't have time for a long post, just wanted to let you know that I am here.

I have thus far had a lovely oatmeal bar for breakfast and am about to eat an apple. So far...so good. I have some lovely potato soup waiting on me for lunch. :T

When I get home this evening I'm going to post individual replies, I just can't do that right now. I hope you all understand. I'm also working in some exercise today as well. At least the one mile.

I am also taking a break from caffeine this week. Nothing but H2O. :rain:

Thanks Michelle, for saying what you did. It helped.

Amanda: Thank you for saying what you said as well. I look forward to your posts too...you always cheer me up. It's like I told a dear friend earlier today...."This too shall pass." Thanks again.

Well, I'm outta here for now. Hubby is picking me up in 3 1/2 glorious hours! Oldest son is working at DQ tonight, but I am NOT picking him up! :lol:

joe anne
06-14-2003, 01:22 PM
Good Morning friends
It's so good to hear from you all, even if things are not well for you, just remember things could have always been worse.
I have to remind myself of this often. I have a hard time looking for the good in things when I am down but I belive that God has a purpose for everything.
My stresses for this week are, I have no money for the upcomming trip that me and my daughter are going on, the good thing is that the travel, hotel and meals are paid for, it's just the extra that we need. Well I was so stressed about it that it gave me headaches, but God gave me solution, yesterday I finally received my diploma with a copy of my transcripts and so I will get my incentive($200) for grades. Thank You God :) My other problem was that my daughter had lost my cell phone (dropped in the creek) but the thing that keeps me from being too upset is that a phone can be replaced but my daughter could not. Thank You GOD for keeping her safe.
We all have hard times and we have survived and we will continue to be successful, because I belive in you all and "God don't make no junk" you are all so unique and special. May you walk in Beauty.

06-14-2003, 10:34 PM
bring us to the top don't want us to drop off the face of the earth

06-14-2003, 11:40 PM
I have been a very bad girl....I've gone off the wagon big time all weekend thus far :yes:! The last two days since Brian's been here (he's back at his hotel for the night ....so now I can read and do some catching up :D )has been nothing bug cookouts and pizza joints--and those Italian subs are always my downfall! The GOOD things are though are that 1.) I have not had any sweets (so far) :no: and 2.) I can come here and admit my mistakes and know I won't be judged.

2Cute...so sorry about what you are going through at the moment. :grouphug: Stay strong and come see us just to let us know how you are doing...and don't let the Baylees of the world get you down!

Tina....you are the inspiration even when you do "jump off the wagon" You are even more so to me for your insights in admitting it! You're the best :)

Good evening to the rest of you, and here is to hoping all is going well.

PIC: Bri at the airport last night; had to cut the thing down so it would fit on here (grrrr....)

06-15-2003, 01:35 AM
Yes it's true, I am still alive!!:wave: I have just had soo much going on in my life lately, I haven't had time to even check my e-mail. :stress: So much stress. Kids are out of school, driving me crazy. But it's a good thing. Husband being out of work and flat on his back, driving me crazy!:yikes: My grandpa is back in the hospital, he is 86 yrs old and fell off a ladder, he broke ribs, punctured lung and has a bad heart to top it all off. So then I am having to check up on my grandma, and make sure she is taking care of herself. :tired: All these people needing me and then I am worried about finances on top of it all. I have had no time to even think about eating right, I am just grabbing whatever and doing alot of emotional eating these days. So there ya have that is what happened to me. I really need you gals right now and I really need to take care of me first, because I really dont want to put back on the 31 lbs I lost, I want to keep losing like I was. I want to feel good. I haven't felt good for a couple weeks now. So hopefully I will be able to find time to come in here more often and get myself back on track.

06-15-2003, 08:35 AM
Hey chickies...

I thought I posted a long one yesterday...come to find it's not there! :?: There's no way I can re-create that now...so I'll say "Hi to all, Happy Father's Day, and hang in there!"

After such a crappy week, hot, rainy, humid, rainy, rainy, rainy, and more rainy, it's finally gorgeous outside! Cool and clear and sunny...ahhh. We have a BBQ to go to today at my brother's house, I'm glad the weather's cooperating.

Well, I guess we'll just have to send the ol' wagon 'round to pick everyone up that's fallen off! (myself included) All aboard! It's a new week, time to start fresh. Summer's upon us, lots of fruits and veggies for all. Food is not the answer and will not make us feel better. It only makes us feel worse and we all know that. We deserve to be happy and healthy and have the power to do so. So, let's do it!

Well, I gotta go wrap Father's Day presents before the old man gets home. ;)

Have a great day, everyone!

06-15-2003, 11:08 AM
Good morning all
Happy Fathers Day to all our Better halfes.

I went to the picnic yesterday and pigged out sso I need to hop back on the wagon so comeon girls lets dust ourselves off and crawl back on.
Come on Tina we need you.

06-15-2003, 12:19 PM