Since the other thread was 5 pages I thought I'd start a new thread.
It's Monday morning. Short week here @ work. The girls are rallying for a "snack day" on Wednesday. I'm rallying for shoving "snack day" where the sun doesn't shine. :D I might bring in cherries & grapes, but that is the extent of it. Just because it's there & free, doesn't mean I have to eat it.
My car has been leaking oil & Pennzoil thinks it might be the gasket tey just replaced. They think I should put oil into it & drive it back there to get it replaced for free. This might mean I could cancel my appt w/the garage that I have on Wednesday, or at least not have it be so expensive. I also have sandbags in the trunk from the winter that need to come out, as well as a big box of rummage sale clothes.
My friend & I are thinking of having a "One Day Only" rummage sale on Thursday. That way, we can get rid of as much as we can & not have to sit w/it for a whole weekend. People like to haggle for a lower price, too; having it only one day will put that in their favor, I wil just want to get rid of the stuff. "A quarter? Yes, get it out of my face, it's yours! You are the proud new owner! Congratulations, how does it feel? " :lol: Mostly getting rid of clothes @ the sale. I've got a lot of 26/28 that I'd LOVE to keep for the fall, but my friend says if I do that, it's a crutch, and that I am strong, I can do this, I do not need a crutch. What are your thoughts on getting rid of too big clothes? I really would like to hear what everyone else thinks.
Next weekend is another :censored: picnic. (See my journal for how yesterday's picnic went. :( ) I think I'm bringing fruit again, and a green salad, maybe a piece of chicken to grill. Better to bring stuff I like & can have.
How is everyone else doing? Do you have plans for the 4th? People not in the US can answer about their weekend plans.
Jennelle, how are things?
06-30-2003, 02:59 PM
I feel for you! The girls here at work suggested a snack day on friday since we're the only ones that work in the office that day. I told them I would participate if all the snacks were healthy. They thought that was a grand idea so we've all been brainstorming ideas for untraditional healthy snacks (not just a bag of pretzels or a celery plate). I think I'm going to make a weird pumpkin quiche thing.
The weather was outstanding here this weekend. Finally the sun came out and I was outside soaking it up. On Sunday, the Cute Boyfriend and I brewed our first batch of beer in the new house. It was a lot of fun except he turned up the stove without telling me a caused a major boil over. Silly silly boy. You have no idea how hard it is to get beer wort off an enamel stove. Yuck!
I'm tired! Mondays don't agree with me.
06-30-2003, 03:24 PM
Well, I think I absolutely love my little teenage job thing I have going on. My aunt owns the local flower shop, so I've pretty much got a guarenteed job there every summer inbetween college years, not to mention all through high school. :D
I love the 4th of July. It's cool in a small town because *everyone* goes to the parade and then *everyone* goes to the fire run and firework "display" lol. (It's like, 20 fireworks sent up into the sky 1 by 1, lmao.) I don't know, it just makes the town feel united.... call me crazy.
Oh, well, as far as the "on plan" aspect of "how are you all doing?" I think I'm doing pretty well. I had a series of icky off days but yesterday I pulled myself back up on the wagon. It's cool that I can finally tell when I'm eating right because of how much better I feel.
I think it's an awesome idea for you two to bring in healthy snacks to work. At school whenever we have little class parties it would be like pizza, or ice cream bars, candy, pop, etc. etc. I'll remember this year when one is coming up to bring something that I want in my body. Yay. Have a GREAT week!! Love, Apryl
06-30-2003, 03:25 PM
Hi All!! I have a long day today. 7:30 am - 6:00 pm. I teach 3 classes. And it's boring Windows XP stuff too!! I was supposed to get off at 2:30, but somebody called off. But, as an incentive to take the shift and not complain about it - they gave me Thursday off!! WoooHoooo. A few extra hours for a whole day off. No complaints here! So I am looking at a wimpy 3 day week. I am very excited! :D
Bought Jacob a turtle sandbox for $5.00 at a garage sale last weekend (Can you say haggle - haggle!) SAPF - I sent you a PM - and this weekend we bought him an blow-up pool. So we should have lots to do during our 4 day weekend. Even though it's the 4th, we only havw a couple of parties to go to. We are going to take Jacob to the parade for the 1st time. I hope he likes it. He isn't very fond of noise.
Hope everyone has a great and abbreviated work week!! :D
06-30-2003, 06:13 PM
SAPF - I am fine, and thank you for asking. :) I even ate ice cream yesterday. :) As far as the clothes, you might check and see if a consignment shop will take the nicer ones. You could also look into donating some to a local battered women's shelter. Most of those women leave with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
06-30-2003, 06:39 PM
Hi all, I know that I have disappeared lately, but I haven't forgotten you. I've just been really busy avoiding the computer. I'm afraid to look at a lot of things on here, and I've avoiding it like the plague.
Anyway, things are going ok here. I've been cleaning the house from top to bottom, as my mom is coming for a month in three weeks and we will have to have the place presentable for her. Otherwise, she will spend the whole time here cleaning it, and I do not want that. It will cause a lot of tension between my dh and I.
Hope that the sale goes well SAPF.
06-30-2003, 10:09 PM
Denise - Don't be afraid to look. I avoided it for a few days myself because I was in crisis, then when I did post, realized that I should have been posting all along. I was SO afraid that people would judge me, and they didn't. (Or, if they did, they were polite enough to keep it to themselves.)
07-01-2003, 12:00 PM
No one here can judge anyone else. We are all in the same boat. :p
edited for clarity & content. also formatted to fit this screen!
What I meant by this is, we each have our own issues. It's not anyone's place to judge anyone else. We are supposed to be here to support one another, not tear each other (or ourselves!) down. :grouphug:
07-01-2003, 12:06 PM
I lurk way to often here and never take the time to write a response. Tonight is my weigh-in at WW and I feel crappy even though I ate good all week. I can't even begin to guess what the scale might say.....have to wait and see.
07-01-2003, 12:41 PM
I'm sure you did well...and you had an excellent week last week. Even if you didn't do well, there's still next week!
07-01-2003, 04:47 PM
What's important is that you ate good all week. You had a really big loss last week so don't be upset if you don't see anything this time. Your body is trying to catch up with the mad progress you're making!
I haven't slept in two days!!! AGH! I have no idea why but I'm not having a drop of caffeine today. I need my sleep! I'm so tired and I have to dance tonight. Wah!!!!
Is summer the slow season here? I can never remember!
07-01-2003, 08:38 PM
It's day 3 of Atkins. Oh man, I remember now why I never made it this far before. I'm such a wimp! I'm all naseous and dizzy. If it weren't for this adoption thing, I would totally give up and go back to WW.
But, the Atkins site says if you are having these symptoms to hang on - they don't last more than 5-7 days. OK. I'll hang on.
The scales are smiling - so I hope these crappy side effects go away!
07-01-2003, 08:45 PM
Glad the scales are smiling, but hope you get over the sick feeling pretty soon!
07-02-2003, 09:04 AM
It's really weird -- I didn't have many problems adjusting to the eating/exercising changes when I first started (well over a year ago), but all of a sudden I'm really struggling. I don't want to eat healthfully, I don't want to exercise, I don't want to journal my food, I don't want to count my calories . . . well, you get the idea :) I'm afraid to get on the scales this week. I did manage to keep the damage to two days as far as eating (although every day has been a struggle), but my exercise has been way off (I've only done about 30 minutes a day as opposed to the hour + I was doing). I need to get a grip. I'm going to see my dietician next week and I hope she'll have some good ideas for me.
Angi -- you're a stronger woman than I am! I don't think I could ever give up my carbs :) I hope you're feeling better and I'm sure you'll reach your adoption goal in no time.
Kim - hope your WW weigh-in went well. I know how frustrating it can be when the scale doesn't reflect your efforts.
SAPF - I just went through my closet and got rid of a whole bunch of old clothes. I was afraid if I kept them it would be too easy to gain the weight back (oh, look, I already have the clothes :)) I usually just take mine to goodwill or salvation army -- too lazy to have a yard sale.
No big plans for the fourth -- probably just hang out with my brother and his family.
07-02-2003, 09:48 AM
I know EXACTLY what you mean. I've been struggling lately too. I haven't cheated, but I have wanted to so much. It wasn't a problem before at all and I wasn't even tempted, but now every day is a struggle. I dread going to exercise and the evenings are so difficult because I'm completely craving junk food. I've only been doing this since January of this year, but it's been really easy up until the last week or so.
I know we can do this though and if we can get through this tough time then it will get easier again. We have to, because going back to my old way of doing things just isn't an option at all. I don't want to be that person again that hurts every morning when she gets out of bed, or doesn't have the energy to even leave the house most of the time. I like being able to skate with the kids and wear a bathing suit to the pool!
If you need a little extra support, just let me know. We're all in this together.
07-02-2003, 01:16 PM
Well, I have to confess I had three ice cream days since Friday, and it was really hard yesterday to stay on my program, but I did it. Today is already turning out to be a challenge, too.
To look at it positively, however, before I could have eaten the whole pint of Haagen Daz ice cream all by myself. This time I shared it with my husband. And I've maintained my water and exercise throughout those three days of eating unplanned foods.
We CAN do this, we CAN do this. . .
07-02-2003, 02:28 PM
Not that I'm happy other people are struggling, but it's a relief to hear that you guys are going through the same thing that I am. Things have been going great for more than a year now, but I see that I'm really cutting corners, not working out, and even think about just bagging it all. This board is such as wonderful place to go and feel like I'm not alone. We can get through this...and we can't go back to the way things were after seeing how good life is when we're living better!
07-02-2003, 04:54 PM
Okay, Funny story.
I went to the Doctor's today. It was time for my physical and I wasn't thrilled because last time he told me to lose some weight (like I didn't know that) and I've lost some weight but not nearly as much as I wanted to. ANYWAY, I got weighed and I'm sitting there waiting for him (and he is such a hottie!) and he breezes in and says, "Whoa! You've lost like 20 pounds since the last time I saw you! WAY TO GO! What are you doing different?"
And I sat there annoyed, "Woo hoo, I lost 20 pounds in 6 months. "
He was a bit confused. "No, that's good. Do you know how many people I tell to lose weight and they don't lose any? This is great. Whatever you're doing, keep it up."
I think it's the first time I've gone to the doctor and been pleased with the visit!
07-02-2003, 06:23 PM
Jessica - that is AWESOME! I always have to passive-aggressively get my doc to compliment me. I say something like, "Um, how much did I weigh the last time I was here?" He looks and tells me. Still doesn't get it. I then say, "How much did I weigh today?" Then he figures it out. "Oh, yeah. Way to go."
Good for your doctor for noticing! And good for you for doing it in the first place. That's a good, solid loss that is making a lot of different to your heart and your joints!
07-02-2003, 06:57 PM
Ok, I had a good weigh in today (and evening, never the less) and am down 2lbs. I have started to do a work out video twice a day, once in the morning (walk away the lbs) and one in the evening (bellydancing). I am really feeling them, but that's good.
My money problems are not getting any better and I am now trying to get a job. Hopefully I'll hear from some one soon.
Well I know it's not much, but I really don't know what else to say, so I'll check in again later,
07-02-2003, 09:36 PM
whew. busy busy me. dial up sucks and this isn't my computer, so here's the brief update:
job - no news yet. getting antsy. apartment - found one we LOVED today. have to wait for the jobs though. but it's a big complex, and they have about 15 open in the model we liked. so i think we're ok. car - nothing yet.
weight - lost 3! i've been eating well, not *really* exercising, but ebing more active in general. that means 50 lns gone! wooooooooo for me.
i'll check back in a day or two. i can't read all the posts though, too slow of a computer. just this thread, basically. heh.
07-02-2003, 09:48 PM
Happy July 4th to all. I'll be back near my keyboard late Tuesday.
I intend to walk and stay away from Sugar Island. :cool:
Good luck to all.
07-02-2003, 10:21 PM
Things have been crazy around here lately! Just got home from a quick weekend in Florida visiting my sister--she moved to Tampa in April. Went with my mom and sister-in-law. Great weekend, depsite the lack of sunshine. Swam in the gulf (mom freaked out when we got to the 3rd boye, then really freaked out when she found out we couldn't touch there:o ) Went to the Pier in St. Petersburg, shopped at International Plaza, and spend tons of time at Clearwater beach eating seafood.
Now I'm getting ready to head off to Atlanta for a week in the middle of the month, and plan lessons for confirmation camp the week after that. Also doing long term planning for the school year for the high school youth group and confirmation. I found a place to weigh in at while I'm in Atlanta, and will find one for the week I'm at camp too, don't like to miss that ya know.
07-03-2003, 06:35 PM
Well, today wasn't a great day. I attended my husband's grandmothers funeral. It was sad, and very hard to explain to the girls. But I think they are ok with it.
But I am SO SORE from my workouts. I am supposed to do another tape today, but I don't know if I want to do one. It's just been a long day.
I got 2 mesages from my husband on the answering machine. I missed talking to him and that is a bummer as well. I was at the funeral when he called. He just wanted to tell me that he got the news about his grandmother. He still sounds good. I'm glad about that.
Today was not a good food day either. I ate not so bad after the funeral, but then we went to denny's and I had a side of fries with brown gravy and a slice of cheese cake.
Ok, I'm GOING to have a better day tomorrow. I am going to stay on program and I'm going to drink a lot of water!
LOL, I just talked my self into taking the pain and doing my workout. (Now this is why I have to come here more often, lol)
07-04-2003, 06:59 PM
Jessica--How'd it go w/the potluck today? Mmmmm, homemade beer! :T Also, yeah, it seems like we had a lot more people here last fall & especially right after the New Year. My dr is always less than impressed w/my weight. I can't wait to "wow" him. Jerk.
Apryl: Doncha love life in a small town? Sounds like your summer is going great so far!
Sandi: I have sent you a PM. I have shoes too, but nobody wants those by the time I'm done w/em. :lol:
Jennelle: Glad to hear you're doing better, hon. *hug* That is what I'll do w/any "leftovers" from the sale.
Angi: Hope you're doing well on Atkins. :)
Jo, mthrgoos68 & AmyJ: I know what you mean, I've been there the last 4-6 weeks. I have to re-dedicate myself. I'm trying!
Sheila: I had some ice cream Wednesday. :( If I'm going to cheat, I'm going to make it worth it! I still love your avatar, such a beautiful, beautiful boy!
Bella: Good luck w/the job search. My thoughts are w/you. THis is not an easy economy.
Holly: Good wishes!!!
PainterWoman: Welcome! I hope you had a good holiday!
Daners: Sounds like you've been having some great vacations, good luck in HOTlanta.
As for me, the potluck went exactly as expected--I brought chips & salsa, and everyone else brought chips, so many in fact that we had 4-6 bags leftover, I was sending them home w/random people. Nancy brought fresh cherries, I was so proud of her!
My car needs the seals replaced on the oil gasket. When I bought it, it had sat for 6 months, so that's what caused that, nothing that I did, but still. Not fixable for less than a few hundred dollars. so I think I'll just keep an eye on it while I look for a new car.
And a new job. I feel good about working there, but I could be paid a lot more elsewhere. Yes, I know money isn't everything, but it sure as heck pays the bills nicely! My friend has a line on something, so I'll be checking that out. Cross your fingers for me! It will be hard to leave friends behind, but I have to do what's right for me.
As for the rummage, we haven't done it yet, are shooting for next weekend. Tomorrow my friend is coming over & we are having a mini-fashion show where I decide what to get rid of & what to keep. Sandi, I won't forget about you! We have access to a digital camera, so I can take shots for you as well as maybe post a "me @ 280" pic in the Progress Pics thread.
My uncle Mike's picnic is Sunday, should be a lot of fun, I'm making a fruit salad. Kiwi, green grapes, blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, chunked up seedless watermelon, maraschino cherries (drained & syrup rinsed off--I'd rather use bings, but dont want any broken teeth :lol: ) . I'm also bringing my own piece of chicken to grill. :) My mother is bringing 2 kinds of bars. Some people just don't get it. Grrrrrr.
07-06-2003, 12:09 PM
i'm home in davis for the weekend. we got a car, so we decided to eascape on the pretense of packing. we haven't packed yet. heh. we ate chinese food (aaah), swam, and just lounged. we will pack today before leaving though, it needs to be done.
i took a picture to celebrate 50 lbs lost. it's me wearing my 'before' shorts (and my cute bathing suit, too!) here ya go:
Holly! I have some of those same shorts! I started my journey in the winter (in Nebraska) though, so my before clothes are some jeans that I thought I looked pretty hot in--yeah right :)
You're looking great! Very cute swimming suit! I had to get a new one before we went to Florida, almost didn't but then the little boys' (the ones I watch everyday) mom asked if I had packed a suit, and I said yeah. She was all...did you get a new one. I was all, no just threw the old one in and she said..Dana, when did you wear that last, and I figured it was about January, good thing, would have had a heck of a time keeping the old one on once it got wet I'm sure. I'm going back to Florida in October, so I'll probably try to pick up a suit a size or two smaller yet when they get marked down to near nothing at the end of the season, so I'll have one for the winter. They're tough little things to find in Nebraska in the winter. Oh well, theres always Lands End.
Someone at church (where I work) today did a double take when she saw me walk in the door, and was all, you're disappearing, look at you, you're disappearing! It's always great to start the day off like that!
07-06-2003, 01:36 PM
Holly!! WOOOO HOOOO!! You look great!! What an amazing difference!!! You should be very proud of yourself!! I sure am!
07-06-2003, 03:50 PM
Oh, Holly--you look wonderful! You are such a success story! Way to go!!
07-06-2003, 09:26 PM
Holly, you look awesome!!!! You're over halfway there! YOU GO, GIRL!
07-07-2003, 12:11 AM
Holly, your such an inspiration! Good job, you look GREAT!
07-07-2003, 03:05 PM
Oh Holly you brat!!! ;) You look divine darling! Absolutely faboo! I am GREEN with envy! (love the suit too!) Good luck with the apartment! Keep us posted!
I had a great weekend. I took off on Thursday and went up to LA and went to the Magic Castle. Then, we went to a dance and the Comedy Store in Hollywood. I had such a great time touring around the city and eating eating eating. All well! That's what vacations are for!
I'm getting ready for my housewarming party on Saturday. Cleaning the house and finishing unpacking. I think we'll grill out for the party. It's easy and healthy. I'm sure I'll make some super fattening desserts and dips but going to have some other choices too.
SPF - Luckily, with my day off I didn't have to do the potluck. We'll do it this friday though. I did come in this morning with a kitchen FULL of leftover 4th of July goodies. Potato salads, desserts, candies and cookies. AGH!!!! Luckily, I brought a watermelon that was sitting in my fridge getting bored. Funny thing too.... it was gone almost as soon as I cut it.
Daners - Yeah, when you lose weight, you need a new suit! :) My boyfriend had to point that out to me.
07-07-2003, 04:46 PM
Holly, You look AMAZING!!! Keep up the really great work!!
07-07-2003, 09:00 PM
Holly!!!!!!! Ahhhh!!!!!!! You look soooooo much smaller than your old pants. (Does that make any sense? No. But you get it, right everyone? LOL.) You are SUCH an inspiration! A great role model. Thanks! ~Apryl
07-08-2003, 12:56 AM
Holly - You were so beautiful to begin with....look at you now! :)
07-08-2003, 10:24 AM
Holly --- You truly ARE disappearing! What a great picture! Thanks for sharing it!