Weight Loss Support - 300+ and ready to try again... #359

07-01-2003, 02:23 PM

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.

Monday........Motivation Monday
Tuesday.......Tuesday Tips
Wednesday.....Wednesday Weigh ins
Thursday......Thankful Thursday
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.

We chat at 8:30 PM EST, 7:30 PM CST on Wednesday and Saturday.

Please feel free to jump right in with us.
And be sure to check if there is a second page. We don't want anyone to miss any posts.


07-01-2003, 02:25 PM
Did anyone else have problems getting on the boards today???
I tried all morning. Grrrrr
Oh well.. we are back and running now.
I don't have time to post... just wanted to read some and saw we needed a new thread.
I will be back later.

07-01-2003, 02:45 PM
I couldn't get on all morning

07-01-2003, 03:20 PM
I was on once this a.m. then all of the sudden I was off and could not get back on to 3fc this a.m. but someone emailed me and said that they were doing maint. or something.

I've been to the shore all day cleaning the camper out....finally got it all washed down, drawers, cabinets and all. Seems that some little mice or chipmunks or whatever decided to take up residence over the winter. We leave Thursday night to go down and camp, but it's only about a 5 minute car ride from home, so close enough to do the dogs and come home and shower and maybe if noone is around I can peek in...:s: .

Talk to you all later,

07-01-2003, 04:43 PM
Hi Gals!
I hope you are all having a great day! :) It's been crazy here. I didn't get to stop working long enough for lunch so I just ate a granola bar, carrots and a plum. That should hold me over til dinner. I'm thinking about making chicken fajitas tonight.

I can't stay right now, but wanted to pop in and say hello!

Talk to you later!

07-01-2003, 04:45 PM
Hi there! I am new here. Well, if truth be told. I'm one of those infamous lurkers!! I had a quick question, and thought you ladies would undertand more than anyone..... My husband and I are planning on going on a cruise, and I'm wondering if weight and size will be an issue for me? I'm concerned about all the chairs with arms, etc. Have any of you great ladies been on a cruise? Any input would be appreciated!


07-01-2003, 05:30 PM
Hiya, Sophiebonz,

I went on a Disney cruise two years back at ~330 lbs. I found that most of the chairs had arms (I was too ashamed to ask for an armless chair -- inlaw issues -- but I think they were available) and I also had difficulty fitting into their theatre seats (I eventually sat down on the steps). I don't remember getting any looks and the cruise staff were very kind. The cabin showers were a bit cramped but it worked out okay. I even went to get one of the spa treatments and was treated very well. Overall, I was really impressed with the experience and would like to go again (without the inlaws...at least some of them ;) ).


07-01-2003, 07:09 PM
Hi Sophie -
I agree w/ BarbJ's response. Hubby and I love to cruise. We have our 3rd one scheduled in October. Some of the things depend on the cruise line. Our first cruise was on Carnival. For dinner we were put in a booth of 4. The booths were cramped -- luckily on the 2nd night the other women who had been seated with us moved (they were traveling w/ a large group and wanted to sit with them). So, we had the booth to ourself. Still not much room between the belly and the table, but we each had our own side. :) The theater's on Carnival are great --- they don't have individual seats, the rows are like really long couches -- no chair arms to worry about. All the deck chairs were fine! Our second cruise, last Nov., was on Royal Caribbean --- we faced more challenges in the public places on this ship. The dining room chairs had arms and were really uncomfy. Hubby was more uncomfy than me and he wasn't going to say anything, but on the second night our server discreetly asked if he wanted a chair without arms -- he accepted ---- I said while you're at it, I'll take one too. So, everynight for the rest of the cruise we had armless chairs in our spot. One of the other restaurants had very uncomfortable chairs --- I even saw people that weren't too heavy not liking them, but if you look around you can usually find other places with better chairs --- in this case they had some tables that were like wicker couches on one side and chairs on the other so we just sat on the couch side. The theater seats were a bit more uncomfy. We always try to sit on the end of a row.

So, our next cruise is in October and I am hoping to have none of these issues by then.

Go on your cruise and have a blast!!! You will see many people of ALL shapes and sizes. If you would like to talk more, feel free to send me a message!!!

Have FUN!!!!

P.S. BarbJ is right --- the showers are a little cozy --- for everyone --- skinny or not-so-skinny!

07-01-2003, 07:53 PM
Hey you all...not to drag down the spirit here but I just want to ask you all to say a prayer for John's dad. He had the heart attack last wednesday night and has been in ICU since and had a really bad night last night. They don't think he will make it through the night tonight. John just left to go to the hospital...he's at the shore and its a two hour drive...I told him if he gets there and visiting hours are over to insist on seeing his dad since he might not make it through the night...He will be staying at his sister's house tonight and maybe the next depending on what happens here...

I'm going to go do some house cleaning and laundry or something to keep myself busy!

Talk at you all later!


07-01-2003, 08:41 PM
Michelle... my prayers are with you, John and his dad/family.
They will let him in to see his dad ... day or night here ... when they are in ICU. Especially when he has traveled so far to come see him. They just won't let you stay long.

Sophie... welcome.
I have never been on a cruise.. but go and have fun.
Most places anywhere will try and accomodate you.. you just have to ask sometimes.

07-01-2003, 09:20 PM
Michelle -
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

Young Grasshopper
07-01-2003, 09:38 PM
Hi All!

Michelle, so sorry to hear about your father in law. Praying right now for him. Praying for the family as well...sounds like a rough road ahead. Just a thought: have your hubby get the number of the nurses station and maybe scope out a nice nurse...good person to call to get info. while you're not at the hospital. Nurses were a life line when my grandfather was in the hospital.

Barb - what's your fahita (sorry for the spelling) recipe? Always think about making them but don't have a good recipe. Would love to find a good one.

Got a great Rotiserrie (sp) cookbook from the library. Has really great recipes for rubs. If anyone is interested I'll post em.

Got my scale in the mail yesterday....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: Weird how such things excite me. Finally got a real weight and it's lower than I thought! It's flunctuated about two lbs since this morning...anyone find that happening? Yeah, yeah...should stop playing with my toy and just weigh once a day. Got to print off a new weight chart for myself....(you can find that on the diet tools link on the main page)

Had a rough night last night. Got in a fight with one of my brothers about his life. Just so frustrating....complaining about this and that...blah blah blah. Complaining, blaming others, but not doing anything ...that kind of thing. Kept telling him to focus on what he wants and move toward it..regardless of what comes up, what people say, etc. Main point was to keep moving toward that goal. He's 12 years younger and I don't think he's grasps how fast time goes. Even as I was saying it the thought kept clicking in my head....DING DING DEB! Hopefully, that will come to mind next time Little Debbie trys to seduce me :o

Hope everyone had a great day and has an even greater tomorrow!

Deb :strong:
325/320/ 180

07-01-2003, 11:27 PM
Oh bless my soul, tomorrow I will be guest free!


You know that old saying about "wearing out your welcome?"

This one has been worn to a frazzle......................

I can't wait to get back into the swing of things here...

See you all soon!


07-01-2003, 11:53 PM
Hey ladies-just a quick one. I have to thank you for all the prayers for our situation this week. God just stepped in and took care of everything. Jon ran into someone today that had said he would hire Jon in winter, Jon asked about the job and come to find out it is open right now. He will be working 4 10hr. shifts. It is a county job so it should have benefits and it still leaves plenty of time for him to run his own business. :) He has to go tomorrow and fill out the paperwork. He and his new boss already shook on it. Now I need your prayers for my hubby to keep this one. He has kind of a history of not keeping jobs. :( It isn't always his fault, but sometimes it is. I want him to keep this one since it will really help establish us in this community. I'm just so tired of moving, I counted the other day and since we've been together about 5 yrs. we have moved 10 times. I don't want to move after we move to this trailer home. I want to stay put for a couple of years before we can buy something bigger. I just want to get caught up on everything and not have to worry about where our next dime is coming from. :shrug: I don't think that is asking too much? Anyway thanks for being there for me ladies.

Michelle-our prayers are with John's father.


joe anne
07-02-2003, 12:35 AM
Michelle, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Take care.

I went to my TOPS group meeting and I had a 1 1/2 pound gain. This is within a two week period since my last weigh in.
So here I go, starting my second half of this year with a +2 pound gain since the beginning new years weight.
Now don't worry, I am not about to beat myself up over this yet, because I still got six months to go to get below this. My blood sugars are a lot better also from the beginning of the year so I a m grateful for that.
I ordered some software to help me with my eating plan, it's sold from the TOPS website, I am going to give it a try. It's main WOE is using the exchange system. I will try anything at this point but for sure not WLS.
I'll be back tomorrow to check on you all lighter. Have Blessed day friends.

07-02-2003, 12:51 AM
Just peeking in before I head for bed. I plan on being IN BED before midnight tonight. I am establising new healthier habits... and getting enough sleep is going to be one of them. :)

Tina... I see you posting elsewhere.... we miss you HERE !!!
I am all for joining other groups too... just don't anyone leave us. :drill: LOL

I can't say my food was bad today... because it wasn't.
But I also did not eat my veggies today. That is not good.
I need to focus on eating right.... not , not eating. YOu know what I mean?

Okay ladies... good night... sleep tight

07-02-2003, 01:07 AM
Hi all! :wave: Another busy day for me. I had my last opportunity to play in men's underwear for awhile! :s: Had 3 grocery stores to do, then lunch with my boys. Took the 'baby' to Verizon to see if we could get him set up with a new phone CHEAP! We decided his plan was ok for him, but his phone was big and awkward and he wanted something smaller. Bless Verizon's heart, they came through for us again. FREE phone upgrade. The kid's excited.

Did a 'showgirl' job tonight. Had to do trailers on Terminator 3. We all really liked it. :D Finally, a movie this season that we liked.

I'm meeting a friend for a lunch job tomorrow on the other side of town. That will be nice. We try to get together about once a month. Her mother lives with them and has Alzheimers like my dad. The mother has been living with them for about 13 years now. The Alzheimers has been around for about 4. It's getting worse daily. She really has alot on her plate.

Connie: I'm glad you get a chance to jump in now and then. How's your dad doing with his salt substitute?

2cute: I think I'm really looking forward to starting at Curves. I was a bit disappointed in the girl's 'salesmanship techniques'. She was not pushy, shovey, or in any way 'selling' the program. It's really funny but I hate pushy, shovey salesmen, but this girl didn't even try to sell it. We talked, and I had to ASK about the cost, etc. I told her about my knees being so bad and she said that the different machines are made to work different parts of the body and there was only one that she thought I might have to skip or work into. It was right in front of me and when someone used it, I could see why it might be a problem. You have to squat as you pull down this big padded pole. :( I guess I was most disappointed because I wanted to start this week. I had already figured out where I was going to fit it in a couple of times. :( You know me, I'm an instant gratification, gotta do it now, type of girl. Oh well, we'll see. BTW, 2cute, you ARE too cute! The fish is Mahi Mahi, Maui Maui is in Hawaii! :lol: I know, you were just dreaming we could all vacation there, weren't you???? :D

Sandy: The girl at Curves told me that all of their coupons are sent out by corporate so I wonder if you'll get coupons at the same time I do???? Anyway, she said the next ones were due out for July 15th. Keep an eyeball out. I will let you know if I convince them to give me something good on Monday when I go.

Tina: Does that cereal have a name, or does it just say Optimum on the label? We don't have Bi-Los here. Is it their store brand? Is Bi-Lo a health food store, or just a regular grocery? Sorry to be so inquisitive.

Sophie: Hi! :wave: Glad you stopped lurking for a minute to let us know you're here. Anyway, honey and I went on a cruise in the mid 80's and at that time I weighed about 250-275. I didn't have any problem with the seats and stuff at that size. You didn't mention your weight so I thought I would throw my 2 cents worth in. You ARE welcome to join us on a regular basis. :) I have no idea what Barb meant when she said the showers were a little cozy. Just because if you drop the soap you have to step out into the room to bend over??? :lol:

Barbara: That's nice to know about the Disney cruise. I would love to cruise again, but I'm not a good size for the airline seats, which I worry about more than anything else. There are so many places that I would like to go.

Michelle: I'm so sorry to hear about John's dad, honey. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. [[[hugs]]]

Deb: Glad you got the scale, and YES :yes: your pounds will fluctuate throughout the day. Don't jump on it all day long or you will get mighty discouraged. Weigh once a day (if you're obsessed enough to have to, like me) and always at the same time. And as far as Little Debbies go........you DO NOT want to EAT them....you want to BE ONE!!!!!! "Little" Debbie, get it??? :lol: Sorry, it's late!

Kat: Honey, they say guests are like fish (or dirty laundry :) ) after three days, they stink!!!! I think you're ready for the house to be yours again, no matter how nice it was to see her.

Amanda: That's great news about hubby's job offer. I'm glad he found something so quickly. Anything governmental usually has some pretty good benefits so that will be a real plus for you guys. Hopefully, it will be enough for your DH to want to keep the job. :crossed:

Mary: Good to see you. You didn't say much so........ I did not get those books packed yet, but I promise, I will one day! :o

JoeAnne: You were away for a week at the food mercy of someone else preparing. I'm glad you're not beating yourself up about it. Your blood sugars dropping is far more important. The other will come.

Andria: Where are you, my dear??? You drop in for a minute and then you're gone again??? What's with that?

Here's a recipe for you all. I confess I have not made it yet, but I volunteered to bring pies for dessert for my MIL's Fourth of July picnic so this will be one of them.

Strawberry Cheesecake
8 servings - 1 WW point each

24 oz fat free Cottage Cheese
3/4 cup diet red pop
1 small pkg. sugar free strawberry jello
1/2 cup strawberries

Heat pop and dissolve jello. Then put all ingredients in blender. Pour into 9" pie plate and refrigerate.

Sounds simple enough to me!!!!!

Well, girls, when I work all day, I have to do paperwork all night. So you'll have to excuse me now so I can get some work done. Do you like the fact that I came here to talk to you all FIRST???? That just shows you how much I love :love: you ALL!!!

"Any man may make a mistake; none but a fool will persist in it" - Latin Proverb

07-02-2003, 02:04 AM
Thin.... LOL LOL Maui/Mahi :lol: :lol:

You know what they say in Hawaii....

"Here today... gone to Maui " :lol:

Thanks for the longggg post. I love it when we all post longggg posts.

07-02-2003, 08:33 AM
I feel so totally usless today. I do not want to go to work today. That is the first time since I started at the Library that I have felt this way.

It is hot and muggy here and food is terrible. A woman brought us a batch of homemade cookies to the library Monday, Choc chip, sugar, peanut butter, and oatmeal raisin. I ate 4 then last night DH went in and got cookies and I ate 2 with milk.:(

Hope all of you have a better day than I feel I am goiung to have.

Michelle my prayers are with you and John

07-02-2003, 09:54 AM
Good Morning, ladies! :wave: I know, I know, I was just here late last night. :eek: Oh well, just couldn't log on this morning and not stop here. :lol: After that long post last night, I went to bed :( so now I had to get up early and do that paperwork that was supposed to be done already! YIKES! These are just my bad habits, the biggest of which is PROCRASTINATION!!!!

2cute: Glad you took the Maui/Mahi jest all in good fun. It was one of those things that written out you might have taken wrong. Glad you know me well enough to know I was just razzing you! :cool:

Mary: Oh, honey, suck it up!!! You can do this! Put those damn cookies in the back room at the library and tell hubby if he wants them at home to hide them from you and not to eat in front of you. Sometimes we just have to put our foot down and say "Whoa, baby, STOP sabotaging me and my efforts!" I don't think people give it a second thought sometimes and I have to do that here periodically. #1 son is famous for bringing home pound bags of M&M's. Well my gosh, with those you say 'just a couple' and before you know it, the whole bag is gone! :o We have to STOP this cycle that we're on, even if it's one baby step at a time. [[[hugs]]]

Well, I'm off to do reports. See you all later.

"Mistakes are often the best teachers. The shortest mistakes are always the best." - French Proverb

07-02-2003, 10:36 AM
Good Morning All,
I can't stay right now to post because I am getting a late start on work today. However I wanted to stop in and wish everyone a great day!!!
Talk to you later!

joe anne
07-02-2003, 11:08 AM
Good morning Friends
Here is my miles and minutes for last week
Total Miles; 5.75
Total Minutes; 147
I can see where my gains come from, not enough minutes of exercise and too much sodium and carbs. But I got things in control now and am looking forward to a loss or at least a turtle next week.
You all have a Blessed day friends.:)

07-02-2003, 11:25 AM
HI guys....
Barb... I was cleaning my desk top and found your photo... I forgot what a pretty lady you are. :yes: Your baby is cute too...(4legged baby) but you are much prettier. ;)

Joanne... I love that you still post your photo in your avatar.
It just feels more intimate when you post looking at your beautiful face.
I am so impressed with you keeping account of your exercise.
I need to do that since this is a new month... new plan.

Thin... I make soooo many errors like that... I have to be able to laugh at myself. :o LOL


So it is written... so it is done !!!

07-02-2003, 02:38 PM
Hi Chicks -
I hope you are all having a great day! I am finally finding a few minutes to catch up with you all. I just haven't had much time on the computer lately. I've been spending most of my free time finishing up my dining room project and reading the new Harry Potter - almost done with both. :)

I'm looking forward to the long weekend. I am taking a 1/2 day tomorrow to stretch it out even a little more. We don't have any plans for the weekend - we'll spend most of our time around the house which is fine with me. Anyone have big plans for the holiday?

Thin - Way to go on the 3.5 pound loss and going to Curves! :)You've got it together!! You sound like you been quite a busy gal lately!!! I loved the first Legally Blonde and can't wait to see this one --- I'm hoping to talk DH into going Friday to the early show. I'm sure he'll go with me. So, you've been playing in men's underwear??? :chin: I am interested in hearing how the strawberry cheesecake turns out! Let us know.

Deb - We ended up going out last night instead of cooking the fajitas - however I still have the makings, so we'll probably do them again. I don't do anything fancy --- I grill some boneless, skinless chicken breasts - seasoned w/ salt, peper and chili powder --- or whatever spices you like to give it a little zip. Then I saute green and red bell pepper with onions. Mix them all up -- top with lettuce, cheese, sourcream, whatever you desire, put them in tortillas. I have been doing what Thin mentioned -- not putting them all together, but eating the meat and veggies alone. You can be creative and do whatever you like. I have some wheat tortillas right now so we might try that. :T I know what you mean about the scale --- I was excited when I got my new one as well. Yep - your weight will fluctuate from morning to evening. I tried only weighing myself on Friday mornings, however I end up weighing everyday. Everyone is a little different. It gives me a little extra motivation, but can also get you frustrated. Some days you can stick to the plan and be a pound heavier the next day, or blow it and be a pound lighter. Just don't rely too much on it. Good Luck!

Kat - Are you officially guest free now???? I know what you mean. I love to have people visit, but after a couple days I'm ready to boot them out! :lol:

Joanne - I am happy to hear that you aren't beating yourself up about your very small gain!! You've got the right idea and you can do this!!! Your health is improving and that's the important thing!! :)

Mary - Come on gal! You can do it, get yourself to work and stay away from the cookies!!! Be strong!! Bad :cookie: !!!

2Cute --- awwww.... you are so sweet. You make me blush! :o You sure know how to make a gal feel good! Are you being productive yet????

Where's everyone else? Come out, Come out where ever you are!!! Time for me to get back to work. I have some wonderful invoices waiting for me to review. Ugh!!!

Bye for now!
Barb :cool:

07-02-2003, 02:39 PM
How are you all doing today? Great, I hope. Except for a small bout with a fast break Reese candy bar at the drive in the other night, I am fine! I know I went over my points that day, but with all the other points I've been banking, I'm sure it will level out. I am very anxious to weigh in, but I'm holding back. You gals know how I like to see the big numbers. :sorry: I know that I have lost weight though because I can feel it. My clothes fit different (better) and I just FEEL better. I can't wait to WI. I was going to wait till right before I go on my trip, but I may break down and do one day this week. I haven't re-joined WW yet, because I am a cheapskate, and I want to save all my $$ for going out of town, but it hasn't stopped me from being OP. The last time I weighed in, I weighed 288.3 so keep your fingers :crossed: for me.

Thin: You are not being too inquisitive at all....you know you can ask me anything. Bi Lo is a regular grocery store....I'm sorry, I assumed they were a national chain. The reason I went there is because I called every health food store (where you're supposed to be able to find them) near and far and no one had any flax and soy cereal, so my Bi Lo has a health food section and I found it there. I just love it. When I get home today, I will post exactly the name and everything for you, ok?

2cute: First off...don't you worry your pretty little head. THIS place has always been and will ALWAYS be my home. I will never ever leave. The first day I joined this site, I made my first post with you guys and this is the only thread I have ever posted to and I just thought with the site as big as it is, I was being a little closed minded not looking at other threads to see what could be offered as far as good ideas, recipes or motivation. And....:nono: eating healthy does NOT mean not eating. You know that...I don't have to tell you that. But sometimes we don't eat as much as others, so don't beat yourself up too much, unless you are purposely not eating, then I'll have to take a detour to your neck of the woods and kick your butt myself! :love:

Joanne: I definitely would not beat myself up if I were you about the weight gain. You have been on vacation and it is a little harder to control your food intake. All in all, I think you've done really good!

Amanda: You're not asking for too much sweetie. It sounds like you guys have had a real tough time with all the moving. I think we've all been where your at now at some point and it can be really rough. I will definitely say a prayer for you and your whole family. :)

Kat: I have to say you are a better woman than me...isn't it your SIL that has been visiting? If my SIL was at my house for that long, either one of two things would have happened. #1. I would have moved or #2. I would be on America's Most Wanted! :eek: Come back to us soon.

Deb: Don't feel bad girl...it's the little things in life that excite me too. Congrats on the new scale. I have to keep them out of my house or I'm weighing on them all the time. :rolleyes: Sorry you had a rough night the other night though, brothers can be very frustrating sometimes!

Michelle: First of all, don't you every worry about dragging down the spirit here...that is what we are here for, don't you know that by now? My thoughts and prayers are with you sweetie and if you need anything, you just let me know.

Sandy: Awww, have fun on your camping trip. We sure will miss you around here though. I hope you do have time to sneak away though. :s: When will you be back? In time for the race Saturday night...remember, they're in Daytona this week!

Barb: Sounds like you've been a busy beaver these days. Don't forget to take care of you, ok?

sophiebonz: Sorry to say that I can't be of much help to you since I've never been on a cruise, but I would be willing to bet you will be just fine! Try not to worry about these things and just have a wonderful time!

Hello to everyone else! :wave:

I'm out of here for now....I think I'm pretty much caught up. I hope you all have a terrific afternoon and I'll stop in a little later. :grouphug:

07-02-2003, 03:18 PM
Hello there.... :wave:

Barb... yes I HAVE BEEN PRODUCTIVE since I was here at 9:30 this morning.
It is now nearly 1:30. :D I ate a healthy lunch a few minutes ago and I decided to let it settle while I check in here for a few minutes.

Tina... good to see you again. I missed you.
I am not... not eating. :lol: I just have not been eating my veggies like I should. I got where I ate more veggies than anything else... I need to get back to those good habits.
I lose more weight eating veggies than not eating veggies.
Hmmm ... eat more and weigh less.... :chin:
I think veggies are definitely needed back in my food plan.

Okay ladies.... I have been productive and I am going back to be productive again.
It is amazing... the more productive I am.. the less food calls my name too.
As ole Martha would say.... "it is a good thing". ;)

07-02-2003, 03:35 PM
I had to stop back in for a minute....I am having MAJOR munchies today. I just want lots of junk food. HELP!!! I just realized that TOM is a day or two away and that's the problem. Luckily there is no junk in the house, so I would have to drive somewhere. I'm trying to ride this out....:tape: Maybe I'll try some lite popcorn....nope, doesn't sound good. I'm just going to avoid the kitchen for now......sorry, just had to get this off my chest.......
:ziplip: I've got to be strong!!!

Okay, back to work!!

2cute - Glad to see you are getting lots done!!!

Tina - You are doing such a good job these days!!! It's a great feeling when those clothes start feeling better!!! Thanks for your concern --- I am taking care of myself. Actually it's been a pretty darn good past week or so... I was showing a few pounds down this week, but now that TOM is headed my way that may not show this Friday. That's ok - I know I am doing a good job! :)

Well, phone's ringing.....

07-02-2003, 04:11 PM
I'm AWAKE! I'm AWAKE! :lol:

Anyway, everything went well at the doctor today; I have another three month checkup on October 1; by then, I should know more about my WLS consult to report to him.

He did bump up my Synthroid from 0.25 mg to 0.50 mg, as well as change my Neurontin 300 mgs at night to a new medicine that won't only control seizures as the Neurontin did--but has an appetite supressant effect as well. It is called Topamax, and I have to take 2 (read: tiny) 25mg pills a day-better than choking down a 300mg capsule of Neurontin anyway. I guess he wants to jump start my metabolism (I am in my early 40s after all); I said, gee, if that is the case, I can just call Brian :lol: (I'm kidding)!

Right now I am doing laundry, and tonight is the tenant council meeting (I am council secretary)--no rest for the weary!

07-02-2003, 05:42 PM
The cereal is by Nature's Path. It is called OPTIMUM organic Power Breakfast Flax * Soy * Blueberry (optional, I'm sure) It has 8g Protein, 10g Fiber, Low Fat, Soy Isoflavones, 500mg Omega-3's, 100% RDI B-12, 25% RDI calcium, 100% RDI Folic Acid. Hope that helps... :T

See ya later! :wave:

07-02-2003, 06:34 PM
Thanks for the info, Tina. I'll be looking for it, or something similar.

07-02-2003, 07:33 PM
Come join us in the next thread.... #360
See you there :wave: