Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again....#350

06-16-2003, 11:22 PM
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06-16-2003, 11:36 PM
Great day on the food and activity! :cb: Though I did go over my 1500 limit by 7 calories, and I went a little nuts on the carbs, the good part is that my total daily activity, including my walking and workout, burned up over 2000 calories--so I don't feel too bad. I didn't even feel like napping today! :cp: I think being lethargic all weekend was the combination of Bri being here and running us around, plus all the junk food and drinks I consumed. Once I got back on my regimen today, I feel more like my lively self. WooHoo!

joe anne
06-16-2003, 11:55 PM
I just started posting again and am feeling like one of the group, so I need you also for inspiration.
I also feel like a newbie every time I stop in but as you can tell I am an oldie, since AUGUST 1999. I haven't posted much but I do read everyday.
Let me tell you what this group was called back then."250 Here I come" , as you can see I never made it there. Even that group slowed down but then a new title was born, although I don't know if it was from a former 250 groupie.
I also want to say that I am not one to jump on anyones wagon because my own is built just for me. I got to drive it myself if I want to get where I am going.
But I am cheering for you all to get to your destinations. So be good to yourselves and I'll see you lighter

06-17-2003, 12:02 AM
Hi all! :wave: Yes, I did not forget to post when starting a new thread! :p

JoeAnne: Glad you are doing good on the eatting and exercise. You have alot more ambition than I've been able to muster lately.

Amanda: Sorry that the work with your hubby didn't work out. Sounds a little strenuous to me. Again, more ambition than I have.

Deb: Don't worry about the popcorn thing. Whenever you find out, it's cool. If you don't, that's ok too. I have a pantry full of microwave popcorn to use up anyway. And popcorn hasn't been one of my fun snacks lately. Probably should get back to it though.

Kat: I'm with you, Hugh Jackman IS yummy! :T

Terri: I'll look and see what I have on frozen pies. Actually I think there was one or two posted on the board at my WW class that I didn't copy so you may have to wait until next Monday. But I did pick up something for Key Lime Pie today. I'll look it up and get it typed as soon as I can.

Mary, Mary, Mary: A "busted butt". That doesn't sound good at all! :nono:

Connie: I'm not sure what to say. I started to put this in a Private Message, but I am not one to PM people all the time. I feel like if I can't say it here, I don't have to say it.

Given that: "Oldies" and "Newbies" are what make this thread go round. I've been around since the beginning of it, and I've seen 'em come, and I've seen 'em go. AND I've seen 'em come back again. Maybe that's why I'm still here, because I think of all the people who look in here and feel like I did that first day, lost and not thinking there was anyone else on the planet that felt like I did. And that's exactly what I think about each and every time that I think I just don't have time for posting anymore.

Sometimes people say things I don't agree with and I try to keep my mouth shut (no matter how hard that can be) and sometimes I just can't keep my mouth shut (which is more like me). But the way I look at it is if I was in a room with a group of old friends, a big group like we have, there would be a dozen conversations going on, and I couldn't participate in every one of them. And there would be some whose views I didn't really quite get, and others that I would get along with famously. But all in all, we would be friends.

There cannot be this many people in a room together without having some differences of opinion, some disagreements AND some hurt feelings. I'm sorry if for any reason I have made you or anyone else feel bad or uncomfortable. Sometimes putting stuff in writing comes off harsher than verbally too. I've been guilty of having a nasty pen myself a time or two.

But I have to say that if you find comfort, inspiration, or SOME motivation here, you might should just let whatever bothered you blow over and/or ignore it. Because this is a great place to be, with people who understand what you're going through, and genuinely care about being comrads with others who are struggling just like they are.

Gotta run. Need to snooze. Love :love: to all.

06-17-2003, 12:08 AM
Okay Mary, here's your rope...don't make me have to hog tie you to this wagon!!! But if that's what it takes....

Sorry you feel that way Dixie...I know it wasn't the way that post was intended. Everyone is welcome here.

I had a successful day! I did the "eat every two hours" thing...Let me tell you girls, what a difference. Now I don't mean I ate a massive meal every 2 hrs, but in between meals I had a string cheese or a handful of peanuts. Dinner was a California cheeseburger, minus half a bun, no ketchup, no fries! No dessert! I'm due for a snack now, but I have to go to work...got some carrots and celery for later.

Gotta run, see you all tomorrow!

Tina...how about some throw pillows in that wagon?

06-17-2003, 01:55 AM
Good evening everyone. :wave:
I was just going to read tonight and post in the morning but I had to respond to Connie.

Connie... I am sure that somehow you misunderstood what you read. EVERYONE is welcomed here....YOU included. I sure hope you think twice before leaving. Families come in all shapes and sizes. When a new baby is born into a "real" family.... each member adjusts differently. Some siblings are excited and want to help do everything... some are standoffish and feel neglected... some could care less. LOL Like Thin said... there are many personalities here and sometimes it takes some time to adjust to all the changes. BUT TRUST ME.... it is worth taking the time and effort.

This final decision of course is yours... but I think you may find a nice home here.
I know I have been misunderstood before. It is so easy to misinterpet what is "written" ... and even easier to write something the wrong way when you are doing it via posting.
I have gone back and reread some things I have typed and was shocked how it came across. I would have to rewrite it.
Please reconsider... but if you still chose to leave... please know we don't want you to go. {{ HUGS }}

06-17-2003, 02:56 AM
Okay.. now I remember why I had to stop posting so much. I get addicted here way toooo fast.
I just felt like I had to respond to everyone ... so no one would feel left out. lol

Tina... You are so funny. :lol: You really brightened up my day with your story. LOL

Deb... how is your head ??? That rice cake was probably mine. I don't eat them... so it was STALE and hard as a rock. LOL But know I did not throw it... it just fell off the wagon. Sorry I didn't slow down enough for you to jump on. I am on my way back to get you. ;)

Mary... sorry to hear you busted your butt falling off the wagon. Is that how you got that crack ?? :o LOL (sorry... I couldn't resist that one)

Terri.... I had to laugh at your mention of the song "Rawhide".
I was told a story years ago that uses that song to describe "constipation"
Rollin rollin rollin... keep them doggies rollin
"Head them up... move them out.... RAW HIDE !!!!! :yikes: LOL
Okay.. enough on that subject. :^:

Sandy and everyone.. thanks for the congrats. I am sooo very GRATEFUL for that lost while not even really dieting. Just eating right. LOL

Amanda... my husband would help his dad trim trees to earn money to take me out on a date when he was 15-16 years old. :love:

Lori.. sounds like you had a fun weekend.

Barb...I often write my posts on the screen to write emails so if I get knocked off line I can mail it to myself and then copy and paste it here.
That was about as clear as mud.:dizzy: :lol:

Thin... did I ever tell you I order Mahi Mahi the other day?? In my old days I would NEVER have tried it. Thanks to you and others here I have tried lots of new foods.. especially veggies.
That reminds me... I charcoal grilled white cabbage this weekend. MMMm good. :T
Just marinade in Italian dressing and grill. I like the black grill marks on them.
I grill ALL veggies on the grill.

Kat... loved your quotes.... very inspirational. Loved you funny posts too. :)

Michelle... enjoy your vacation !!!

Terri... great pictures !!!

Joanne... You are doing sooo great with your exercise. I am so proud of you.
I am glad you feel like a part of the group. You ARE. :D
This group is not from a former 250 groupie.
I and a woman named Susie both posted a request to start a 300+ group. I usually always try and take control of everything so I decided I would yield to Susie and join her in starting this 300+ group. Thinthinker also was in the original group. I am not sure who else. It was always named 300+ and ready to try again

If I missed anyone.. I truly missed you.
I think that is everyone who posted on the last thread.

I am going now. It sure is GREAT TO BE HOME !!!!! :D

Terri in MO
06-17-2003, 08:38 AM
Okay, just one more Rawhide comment. This has been on my brain all night long.

This is what we used to sing on our long distance biking when the legs were tired and the butt aching from so many miles "in the saddle"

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin', man my butt is swollen. RawHIDE!

Somehow that got us through to the end.

Connie - Do consider staying. I admit that when I read the post, I felt the same way because I too am a newbie here. I was very hurt when I first read it then I decided to :shrug: and stay anyway. This is a great group and Thin hit the nail on the head - you can't please everyone all the time. So, don't go!

The other thing I was going to mention in my last post is that, you ladies keep telling me to use the IMG when posting my pictures and I swear that I DO! I did that the last time and it didn't post the pic so I then decided to change it to http for the whole album. So, I'm flustered enough and will just post my album. That way, you can visit IF you want and too many pictures won't take up space on the thread and especially for those who perhaps print the thread and would have to print all the pics. :dizzy:

I was also going to post about an article I've been reading "Barriers to Success" and how to break through the behavior of what's keeping you from achieving what you want. I've done some thinking about that but will post it sometime this week. Might be something to think about - I'm sure we all have thought patterns or behaviors that are keeping us from consistently being OP, consistently exercising and therefore consistently losing towards our goal.

Have a great OP day! Let's keep our focus for the day!

06-17-2003, 09:34 AM
Ok 2cute that was funny:lol:

Good morning all, today is my short Tuesday I go in at 2:30 and work till 7. For the new chicks I am Reference Librarian at our local library. I live in Mississippi and have a loving hubby and a grown son , plus 2 cats and 4 fish:D

I started this way of life in July 2001 at a weight of 260. since then i have lost down to 195 where I have been stuck since Jan. My weight goes up and down within a few pounds but never below 190. I love this group all the ladies here are great.

Connie: Please stay we are all friends here and even friends get their feelings hurt sometimes.

Yes! I meant it, I did fall off the wagon yesterday. I can't seem to stay op all day. I start out good but as the day progresses it goes down hill.

could any of you open the links to my nephews picture? I was just wondering. I tried to post it but it kept saying it was too big.

Thin: I have never tried Mahi. Is it good? I have been wanting to try Talipa too but haven't. I am a Catfish and Salmon person.

Talking about desserts, my aunt made a triffle for the picnic Sat. It was wonerful and sugar free too. My Uncle has diabetes.

Guess who was re-elected as President opf the genealogical society Sat? Yes you got it ME

Well I've run my mouth enough this morning I was just feeling chatty.

Sorry I didn't post to each of you. I just include all of you in what I say:D

Just remember we are all in this together for the long haul. We need each other to get us through this journey. At least I do. So pick yourself up dust yourself off and start all over again. Hey I need to take my own advise.


06-17-2003, 09:42 AM
Well, the scale didn't show as much loss as I expected this week, but it is close to TOM. I still lost 2lbs. but I had weighed the other day and had lost 4 then so I expect to show a great loss next week.

Well, I have a bunch of things to do so I hope to post individual replies tonight. Hope you all have a great OP day.


06-17-2003, 10:05 AM
You know...I really don't wish to beat a dead horse, but I had to go back and read the post "in question," knowing that the one who posted it would be hurt by someone assuming that she was excluding them. There is absolutely nothing there other than honesty and certainly a gracious clarification of her feelings about old vs new.

There will always be "old' and "new." It's what keeps a thread alive. Every one of us was new at one time and had to take that precarious first step...wondering if we would be accepted as a member of the group. I know I lurked for a while here before I actually posted...I was drawn by the love and honesty and humor shared here, (AND 2cute's dancing elephant!) as well as the feeling that I've found people that know exactly where I'm coming from.

That said, not every group is a perfect fit...that's what is so good about this website, there are so many groups to check out before you find your niche.

So, do what you have to do, Connie...I wish you all the best!

06-17-2003, 10:10 AM
Boy, Mary! You really ARE chatty today! I love when we get a long post from you! (BTW, I wasn't able to open the picture of your nephew...I think I mentioned that in the post that I lost...)

Gotta get some sleep now...see you all later!

joe anne
06-17-2003, 10:11 AM
Great job 2 pounds is wonderful
Now if I could at least lose one of mine I'd be dancing like this, but I'll do it anyway, for you:)

06-17-2003, 01:32 PM
Well, it looks like I have found myself in the middle of another mess again because of my big mouth. :foot: I apologize if I hurt anyones feelings because I was being honest. If I had not of been honest, I fear I would have left and not come back. Please read what I said again:

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.

The problem that I had was not with anyone here. It was within myself. :mad: For one moment, try to put yourself in my place. You've been posting on this thread for aproximately two years and you've become really accustomed to the same people. They become family to you. Then one by one, the people that you've been talking start dropping out....one by one, till only a few of them remain. Now, while I have not actually met anyone from this thread (although that's about to change) :D when someone leaves, it hurts. At least it hurts me. I MISS them. So at the same time, a lot of new people come on the board, and I'm having trouble keeping everyone straight. Feeling bad because I've not responded to everyone. Upset because I can't just look at their face or their avatar and know who they are. That is not something I've been used to and I felt like I was letting you guys down. Letting you ALL down. I have really felt like I didn't even have anything to offer you guys except an occasional Tony post for the last month or so. So I decided to leave. But then, I looked at Lori's post and I could feel her happiness about her new boyfriend. Then I looked at Connie's post, and just seeing that she is right here in Tennessee with me makes me feel so good! Then I saw Terri's post. I love looking at the picture of her rottweiler, because I used to have one and it was stolen. I love them. Then I looked at Barb's post and I see the avatar of her little dog and I remember looking at the pictures of her with the dog and thinking what a nice person she looked like. Everytime I see Amanda's post with the picture of her little girl, she reminds me of myself and I love her signature! She also inspires me quite a bit with her posts.....and that's only a few. Everyone here has so much to offer. It doesn't matter whether you just joined, or whether you've been here forever. The problem was never with any of you, it was with me, and I have taken care of that.

I tried my best to say what I had to say with honesty, openness and love. It was never my intention to do that. If you knew me, you'd know I would never hurt anyone here intentionally and I'm sorry if it came across that way. I hope anyone who was offended will forgive me. I would never want to lose any of you for anything this big mouth might have said.

I have also sent a PM to Dixie and I hope she will reconsider her choice to leave.

06-17-2003, 02:11 PM
Hi Gals -
I can't stay long enough to say much right now. Work and home life have been hectic for a few days and I have to prepare to leave for Minnesota in the morning for work. I am going to try to catch up with you all later on today. I know I have a lot to catch up on! Right now I've got to go feed my growling tummy a healthy lunch!!!
Catch you later on!

06-17-2003, 03:23 PM
Hi everyone! :wave: Just checking in for a minute because I found the Key Lime recipe. It is not a pie, or frozen for that matter, but it's the right flavor....does that count????

Key Lime Bars

3 T margarine, softened
3 T fat-free creamcheese
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 large egg yolk
3/4 cup flour
2 T powdered sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
1/3 cup fresh lime joice, from Key limes

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8"square baking dish with cooking spray.

2. To make the crust, beat margarine, cream cheese and 1/2 cup of sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and gradually add 3/4 cup of flour. Spread into baking dish using your hands (coat hand with 1 T of powdered sugar to prevent batter from sticking). Bake until crust is lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

3. To make the filling, beat egg and egg substitute in the same bowl used to make crust. Add remaining 1 cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of flour; beat on low speed until blended. Add lime juice; beat on low speed until blended. Pour onto warm crust and bake 15 minutes more.

4. Cool on rack. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and cut into 16 pieces.

Serves: 16
Points per serving: 3
Cut these tangy Key lime bars into small pieces -- the flavor is so rich that a little goes a long way!
Prep Time: 25 min., Cook Time: 30 min.

06-17-2003, 03:55 PM
Thin, the recipe sounds yummy....I will have to copy and print it...always looking for something to fix that sweet tooth I have.

Tina: I have to say that is one good apology and explains exactly how you were feeling at the time. I have to admit that I was thrown for a loop when I read the post the first time, and like many people have said so far " you can interpert what you read differently than how someone ment to say it." so, I am guilty of interperting it wrong the first time too, but now that you explained it I understand how you were feeling, hope others do too. And alls you can do is apologize and you have....so end of story...

Amanda: Great job on the loss this week, it will show more next week once TOM is all over and gone.....


06-17-2003, 06:28 PM
Hi guys... since i posted a long one last night I am just popping in today.
I have been babysitting my grandbabies all day and I am worn out. :faint:
I love them...but I am too fat and old. I know losing 100-200 lbs "might" help get around better. :lol: I am working on it... and with the help of all of you I just might make it. :yes:
I will try to peek back tonight.
Have a great day.

06-17-2003, 06:41 PM
Hi Again -
I am finally making a few minute to post. Things are a little crazy with work and I have a ton to do tonight. I leave at 7:00 in the morning for Minneapolis and I'll be there until Friday. I have to get things in order around the house so my hubby can hopefully keep some order for 3 days. I go out there about 2x a year because one of the vendors that I manage is in that area. It is actually a fun trip because one of my dear friends from High School lives there and I get to visit him and his wife. And, the people that I work with are a lot of fun and I've been working with them for many years. So, other than a long flight and a busy few days it'll be a lot of fun. I'm going to the Mall of America for a little bit tomorrow. :)

All has been pretty well with me. This weekend was a little rough. We ate out a lot and had a party on Sunday. I was feeling a little blue by the end of the weekend, but I snapped out of it. I had Jeff take some pictures of me on Sunday and compared them to pics I had taken on vacation last November and I could really see a difference in my face. I still have a lonnnngggg way to go, but it helped me to see the loss on myself. I've had a really good couple days now with very healthy choices and exercise. I am packing my exercise clothes so I can use the gym at the hotel and I am going to make the best choices I can while having to eat out for 3 days! :cbg: I am going to attempt to post a picture or a link to it, but I'll do it in a second reply --- the other night I lost my great, long post when I tried it and I don't want to lose this one!

I'm going to go back and attempt some replies, sorry in advance if I miss anyone. You gals have been busy around here the past few days.

Michelle - I hope you are having a great vacation! You'll have to fill me in on some good places to go up the coast. We are always talking about a drive up to the Cape area but have yet to do it after living out here for 5 years.

Kat - Loved all the inspirational quotes you posted. I keep a word doc on my desktop with motivational info that I read when I need a little boost.

Tina - Good job on going back to WW before your trip. I have sabotoged myself over the years so many times when it comes to vacations. Always saying, "I'll start after vacation". It seems like I was always finding an excuse. No more!!

Terri - Hey gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. I have never been horseback riding. That is on my "when I lose some weight" wish list. Along with skydiving! :D

Deb - I have found pre-planning my food for the day has been a great help! I don't always pre-plan dinner, but in the morning I pack a bag with my breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack. Then I log them all into my journal before I eat them. That way I have more control over my day and then I know how many calories I have left for dinner. Some of the snacks I pack may include: carrots, trail mix, dried fruit, fresh fruit (apples, oranges, strawberries, watermelon - whatever is in season), cottage cheese, yogurt, rice crackers, etc. Oh - and Skinny Cows --- YUMMY. I love the mint sandwiches! :T

2Cute - you've had a lot of stress lately! I love to see the positive attitude coming back out! :) 8 pounds -- without conciously trying and watching the scale! Way to go!!!

Lori - I am so happy to hear that you and Brian had a wonderful time together and made a :love: connection. Do you have plans to visit again soon? Yes, I am one of the curious ones! It's so neat for me to see other people meet in the same way that I met my wonderful husband!

Tina - I just have to tell you how much your posts crack me up! You add so much fun to this great group. I know we haven't gotten to know each other much yet, but I look forward to getting to know you over time. I feel like this place is becoming a home of sorts to me - and I need it --- and I need all of you! New and old alike!

Thin - The recipes sound yummy! I just printed them off for myself and 3 others here! Can't wait to try them! Your porch sounds wonderful. You have given me some ideas for my deck, which faces the side of my neighbor's house.

Joanne - Good job on the bike and walking. You've been racking up a lot of miles!

Mary - Your butt must be sore from falling off the wagon. I hope you are feeling better now! I have to say that cheeseburger and fries does sound mighty good. :tape:

Connie - I know it's been said by many already. You have to do what you feel is right for you in this battle we are all facing. I am also one of the "newbies" around here and I would be at a loss without this group of wonderful ladies. I hope to see you around.

Amanda - Congrats on the 2 pound loss!!! Every bit counts!!! Keep up the good work!

Sandy - I hope you are having a good week thus far!

Well, I think that about catches me up. Sorry if I missed anyone or if I bored you all to death!! I hope your not asleep drooling on your keyboard. ;) I have to run some errands and get home to pack and then up at the crack of dawn. I'm not sure if I am taking my laptop. So, if you don't see me around for a couple days it's because I am out of town. I'll be back on Friday night!

Have a great rest of the week!
Hugs to all!
Barb :)

P.S. I am going to attempt to post the picture I mentioned earlier in the next post. :)

06-17-2003, 06:44 PM
Me Again -
I am attempting to post the picture here. It really keeps me motivated to see my weight loss in pictures. As I said before, I was feeling a little blue on Sunday and then when I did this comparison it gave me an extra little push. If you are interested - that is our wedding picture in the background. :)


06-17-2003, 06:49 PM
Hmmmm....I used the "IMG" button and I also end up with the link - same problem Terri was having. Well, hopefully you can all still get to it.

06-17-2003, 07:00 PM
OH, Thinny Thin Thin...those bars sound fabulous! I love KEY LIME PIE! I'm going to try it, using Splenda in place of the sugar...think they have powdered Splenda? I will report results. And speaking of results...I made the pumpkin recipe that Sandy had posted a few weeks ago...:shrug: Don't know what the heck I did wrong, but it never "jelled," for lack of a better word. It smelled good, but it was a big ol' soupy mess...I think the recipe called for too much milk as I recall. Did you ever make it, Sandy? Help!

Barb, when you go to Minnesota, could you knock on Lucky's door, tell her we miss her!

Lori...what the heck were you doing that burned 2000 calories in a day? That's what I need to do! EVERYDAY!

Tina...You gonna tell 'em?? Or should I? I'm busting!

Joanne, I like your new avatar! Nice pic! You HAVE been hanging around a long time! Nice to see you popping in more often.

Amanda...congrats on 2 lbs off! I'm praying for 2# tomorrow! That will put me at 250 and I haven't been there in a while!

Mary...So? Any recipe for that sugar free trifle? I've got PMS coming up and I need to be ready!

Terri...you've planted that "Rawhide" song in my brain and now I can't get rid of it! Before that, I had envisioned us trail blazing in our wagon to the tune of the theme from "Bonanza." (You youngsters out there won't know what the heck I'm talking about!)

2cute...Is that how you got that crack? hee hee.
You "crack" me up! :lol:

Sandy...I was "lurking" on another site where you posted a great website...do you mind if I share it here? LOTS of good info here!

Okay, I think that's everyone on this thread, so far. Oh yeah! I did want to say to Steph: I look at my son and think of your nephew all the time. I hope that he continues to improve everyday. :goodvibes:

I really have to go...I swore that today would be the day that I pull out all the little maple trees that are taking over my flower beds today. :yes:

Have a great night, my friends.

06-17-2003, 07:11 PM
Barb! Wow! What a difference! Not only is your face thinner, it's totally lit up!! Great inspiration!
Keep up the good work...you sweet thang, you!

06-17-2003, 07:27 PM
Kat: I was gonna post that sight over here and I hadn't gotten to it yet today....:) , but it's a wonderful site and has sooooo much to offer anyone looking for some good stuff.

Okay maybe I wrote the recipe in wrong for the Pumpkin pudding before? But here it is....

You need....
1 pkg. fat-free sugar free vanilla inst. pudding
2 cups skim milk
1- 14oz can pumpkin
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Put all ingredients in a med. bowl. Mix thoroughly at medium speed for one minute. Servie with 1 tablespoon FF cool whip....

1 cup of pudding with topping=1 pt.

hope that helps. It really is yummy. And tastes just like pumpkin pie.

Well, I have managed to stay on the wagon today, got my water somewhat in.....but today is WI day and I gained 1.5 lbs from last week, but thats my own fault and I will fix it!!! You all did not shove those whoopie pies and stuff in my face, I did that all on my own and knew what I was doing.....it's so easy to fall and so hard to hop back up, but I'm up for now. I am right now at 268 which is still less than when I started at 295 so that is a plus since January 29th.

TaTa for now chicks,

06-17-2003, 08:10 PM
Here's your picture:


Ok, here we go again. What you are doing, is this: (I believe) You are either right clicking on the little picture on the left on picturetrail, or you are copying what is in your search bar....I'm not sure. Ok, here is what you do. You know when you click on the little picture and then it shows up bigger and you can see your discription of what the photo is? When you see that bigger picture, right click on it. When you do, a box will come up. Scroll down to the bottom and click on properties. When you click on properties, another box will pop up. That's where you will find the URL address. It should end in jpg. Copy that address. Then when you are making your post, at the top, click on the button that says "IMG", when the little window pops up, then insert that URL address in it, then click on ok or just hit enter. You'll see it will insert the formula for it. You have to get the URL of the big picture and then it will work. Still clear as mud? ;)

06-17-2003, 08:22 PM
THANK YOU TINA!!!! :) I am going to save your instructions and try to get it right next time. You were correct - I was hitting the IMG button and then copying what was in my address field. I was not going into properties! You're the best!

Hubby is on his way home and we are going to run a couple errands! Talk to you later!


Young Grasshopper
06-17-2003, 08:24 PM
Hi Ladies,

Skipped the gym and helped my brother with yard work. Damn, that was hot work! Think I should get bonus points or something!

In a pretty good mood today. Sun is shining and no rain for once. Still haven't gotten my scale so can't tell what I weigh. Got on the old one and it said I weighed 15lb...(yeah, right! Think my left boob weighs that much! Okay, TMI - sorry lol)

Hope everyone is having a great day. Thinthinker...the popcorn recipe has now become a quest! I will get it! lol.

Deb :strong:

P.S. thanks for all the advice and the recipes.

06-17-2003, 08:44 PM
Barb: It took me forever to play with it and get it to work. Now I just got to get a good enough digital cam to work with it...lol good luck with it.

06-17-2003, 08:58 PM
Hi everybody.

Thanks for all the kind words; I really enjoy this thread and you guys are really great.

I've never been able to let things roll off my back; I guess I just take things to heart too much. Combine that with working the night shift, being 43 yrs old, a diabetic and over 300 lbs and what do you get - one big *****y overly sensitive broad! :devil: :devil:

Anyway, I will try not to let things bother me so much in the future; I know sometimes we word things wrong and somebody like me reads more into them than what was actually intended. I know what it's like have familiar people leave - all of the old night shift people here have quit and gone elsewhere and now there is a new bunch of people.

It's also a bad time for me right now - my dad has been in the hospital since Fri night (he is 82 yrs old) and we don't know where he is heading healthwise; he has problems with his lungs and now his kidneys. I've never really been close to him, I was closer to my mother (she passed away over 20 yrs ago).

Okay, work beckons. I will be back later.

Terri in MO
06-17-2003, 09:12 PM
Dixie - I'm glad you decided to stick around. We all have days when things just don't sit right. :grouphug: Your dad will be in our prayers and so will you. Take care of yourself!

Thin - Thanks for the recipe! I'm going to try it.

Barb - Love the pictures. Have a good trip!

Tina - :grouphug: for you too. When are you going back to WW? Just take it one day at a time. Thanks for the help with the pics.

Hello to everyone else! You all posted a flurry of stuff today. I can't keep up!!! :yikes:

I'm trying the picture thing again. No, I was not doing what Tina said and going to the properties. However, I did find that in order to do that, you can not have your picture marked to prevent copying.


Darn, DH is calling me for dinner. No time to post to everyone else. Have a great night!

06-17-2003, 09:50 PM
Do not post here!

Instead, come and join all of us at 300+ And Ready To Try Again....#351