Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again....#375

07-21-2003, 10:15 PM
God Bless America!

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.

07-21-2003, 10:37 PM
Ok Thin you forgot to post.

Hey guys sorry I haven't been in sooner just been busy.
I am still off the wagon somebody reach down and snatch me up.

Have any of you made the pop cake? I found the recipe on the ww site here.

I used yellow cake mix
lemon lime diet soda 12 oz
2 egg whites mix all and baked in a 9x13 pan.

Icing was
1 small sugar free vanilla pudding
1 small lemon jello sugar free
1 cup skim milk
1 8oz fat free coolwhip
mix together and ice cake

Let me tell you this is yummy. You can use and diet drink and any cake mix. You caan leave the egg whites out also.

a serving is 1- 12th forgot the points.

well I'm off here catch you later Tina glad you are back

07-22-2003, 12:40 AM
Oh Mary... that sounds yummy. :T
Thin... thanks for starting the new thread. :cp:

Tina... WELCOME HOME !!! We were all getting worried about you. I am happy to see you had such a wonderful trip.

Well... I have been going gunho since last Thursday... and I am DEFINITELY TIRED OF THIS MOVING CRAP !!!
I am getting rid of sooo much... but still have soooooooooo much still. :rolleyes:
Now my husband is getting overwhelmed with it all.
He has been in denial and not packed a single thing until today.
I forced him to go through his closet and he got rid of a TON of clothes !!!! I know I can make a couple hundred dollars just on his clothes alone. Big and Tall and Womens Plus sizes really sell if you advertise... the problem is... it is toooo HOT :flame: to be having garage sales. I may just open up the house for clothes sale only so I can stay in the air conditioning. LOL

I am headed to Missouri in the morning. Mom is doing okay... considering. I feel bad I can not be there more than i am... but this moving is taking up all of my time.
Oh well... I am doing the best that I can.

I wish I had time to respond to everyone... but I only got ONE hour sleep last night. Hopefully tonight will be better. :crossed:

07-22-2003, 01:07 AM
Hey ladies :wave:

I've been catching up on the threads from this weekend. Glad to see Ms. Tina is back - I enjoyed your pics. Glad you enjoyed your trip even though you had car trouble.

Lori is RUNNING!!!; my knees (and my boobs) couldn't take it. Good for you.

Glad to see Amanda in here; I like your new pic; missed seeing your face.

Hope Barb is feeling better tonight.

It's motivation Monday; my motivation is all you guys getting in the exercise and staying OP. I'm trying!

I've been thinking about joining a gym; I think I would get more out of a gym than going to a weight loss program (I've joined WW umpteen times, plus I paid $600 to a weight loss center that went out of business). I know what to do to lose the weight, but I think my time and money would be better spent in a gym working this sh*t off me, ya know. There is a YMCA in the town where I work and a privately owned gym; they both have showers and I could work out, shower, and then go to work. I don't know the fees for the Y, though I think I'd rather go there since they have a pool and maybe a water aerobics program. The other place has a $25 registration fee, the program for singles is $90 for a 3-month membership and you don't sign a contract; but they don't have a pool. This place is also open 24 hours, but they are located near a sleazy section of town and I don't want to be near that place at night. My main squeeze is worried about safety in the shower, he thinks someone might break in on me. I haven't been to the "Y" yet to talk with them. I'd appreciate your thoughts on this.

Well, I get to leave work early tonight :cb:, so I'm going to get started putting this paperwork together so I can get out of here. I'll try to get back in here and post replies tomorrow.

Have a good night.

07-22-2003, 01:17 AM
TINA, DAHLING! WELCOME HOME! GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK! And thanks for the great pics! :cp: :cb: :dance: :balloons:

2Cute: Sometimes I wonder if men live to procrastinate just to irritate us...:lol: I'm with you on the moving thing; when I did my last move, I couldn't wait till it was finished! (And I only had ME to deal with!)

We just had the thunderstorm from :censored: here, or I'd posted earlier; between that and having to catch up on all the reading on the previous thread from all you Chatty Cathys. Anyway, the lemonade klatch with the girls was great. Then I come home to find I white florist's box in my door, with a single red rose inside, with a card underneath:

"I'm sorry for my stupidity. Please forgive me. B."

Then it gets better.

My answering machine light is blinking. Well, I figure it is my friend Shayna calling to either confirm or cancel our shopping plans for tomorrow (she is great for being considerate like that), so I press the button...and here is a message, not from Shayna, but from Bri's brother Zack (whom I love to pieces, but wish he wouldn't call me "dude." But what the heck, he's 14):

"Dude! Mom wanted me to call you and give you the heads up that Brian's on his way to Pittsburgh! He's gonna be there probably sometime tomorrow morning or afternoon!"

WHAT?!!! IS THIS GUY OUT OF HIS GOURD?! Either this guy is totally stupid or he really is sorry. :shrug: We'll see where this one goes from here. I can hardly wait :rolleyes:

07-22-2003, 01:46 AM
Hey everyone :)

I weighed in this morning, and it was good! I haven't seen the scale move that direction in so long, I actually had tears in my eyes. I'm down 3.5 lbs. from last week and a total of 6 lbs. from the first of the month!

DH wants me outta here so we can finish our date night. He took me to Pirates tonight. It was sooooo much fun! Enough to make me forget the smell of popcorn everywhere. ;)

See you all tomorrow!


07-22-2003, 01:52 AM
Great weight loss Andria; be proud of yourself girl!!

:bravo: :cb: :cp: :flow1: :dancer: :encore: :flow2: :strong: :twirly:

Stepping Out
07-22-2003, 08:35 AM
:dance: :dancer: Andria: Congrats on your loss!

Welcome back Tina-your vacation sounded great, despite the car probs.

Lori: PLEASE keep us posted as to what's going on with Brian. :spin: Sounds like he's REAL sorry.

2 cute: Good luck with your moving. It'll be nice when it's all over:sunny:

Hoping everyone has a super day!

07-22-2003, 08:46 AM
Good Morning all!

Welcome back Tina, enjoyed the pictures, looks like you may have had fun, despite car troubles!

Andria, 6 lbs... yippeeee!!:cp: :bravo: :cb: :dancer: :high:

2 cute: when will you ever be able to rest??:?: moving, and now going to Missouri...whew! you will deserve a vacation when all of this is over;)

I will check in later chickies, have a great morning!

07-22-2003, 09:37 AM
Good Morning,

Welcome back Tina, your trip sounds good, despite the car troubles. That sure was a lot of oil to go through. Hope you got it all fixed up. Pic's are great!!! :bubbles:

Andria: you go girl.....dance your little heart out for that loss!!! :bravo: :dance:

Connie: Nice to see you posting there chickee pooh. Glad all is going well with you. Keep up that positive attitude. ;)

2Cute: My lord woman you need a vacation more than anyone I know. Hope all is going well, is the house all painted and papered now? Are you living in it or the other house still or inbetween both? :)

Mary: Soda cake? Sounds yummy, I will have to try that one. Sounds nice and easy and arn't we all out for easy. :lol:

Well girlies Im off to surf for a bit I guess, and I wanted to figure out the imaging thing....yet again?


07-22-2003, 11:38 AM
Hi Chickadees!
I hope everyone is off to a wonderful start today! I am feeling much better today. DH and I had a long heart to heart last night and got some feelings out into the open. We have some things to work on, but what marriage doesn't? Luckily we have not major issues, just little things that I let build up and bother me. He had to take the train into NYC today - hopefully he made it. He hit his snooze button until 6:30 and had to be on a 7:00 train. I haven't heard from him so I am assuming he made it. :dizzy:

I've got a lot of catching up to do. I don't have a lot of time now, but I'll try a little bit....

Mary - The pop cake sounds good. Cake is one of my weaknesses. I may have to give this one a try.

2cute - I know how hectic moving can be. Remember to take some time for yourself here and there! You can't do everything at once.

Connie - I am feeling better today. Thanks for thinking of me. I am right there with you on the gym decision. I have been debating between the gym which is less than a mile from my house with no pool. Of the Y which is about 15 minutes away with a pool. I am really the most interested in swimming so I am leaning towards the Y and I have a treadmill and some other equipment at home. Sounds like the Y may be a better place for you since the gym doesn't sound like it's in a great place. You don't want to have to worry about being safe.

Lori - I think you could write a sit-com about your life! I can just see you with your friends on the stoop every night having your drink and catching up on life. Then the men - yikes! I can't wait to hear about Brian! Jumping on a plane to fly 1/2way across the country since you won't return his calls. Sounds like he is really sorry and cares about you! Let us know how it goes today!

Andria - Congrats on the loss! Keep up the good work!!!

Tina - Welcome Back!! I'm happy to hear that you all made it home safe and sound! Sorry about all the car problems! The pictures are great!! Thanks for sharing!

Homebound - I know you said your TSH is low and Dr. is treating with meds. Do you know much about high TSH levels? Mine is slightly elevated. Not enough to cause my Dr. alarm but I do have an appt. with and endocrinologist --- however I can't get in until Nov. I am just trying to find out anything I can for now.

A big HELLO to everyone else that I missed or those that are lurking around and not posting!

I'm going to have to get some work done now. I've pretty much goofed off all morning.
See you around lunch time!

07-22-2003, 01:49 PM
Hi girls. How are we all doing today? I am having a great day. One more day of work and then 4 days of vacation for me. I am planning on laying by the pool and drinking daquiris. I can't wait! I'm trying to get Tom to go strawberry picking with me, even though I don't like them I figure I can mix em up in a smoothie or something. I'll convince him somehow, it just sounds like such a romantic thing to do.

I'm glad to hear things are going better for you. It sounds like you have a strong relationship, that's wonderful!

YOU ARE AWESOME! Great work on the loss, doesn't it all seem worth it now?

I can't wait to hear what happens next. It's like I'm reading a romance novel. But it's real! PHEW.

I've considered joining a gym also. I found that I can get just as much workout at home and cheaper. I have some equipment that cost less than a yearly gym fee. The mini-trampoline was about 20 bucks, I have a QVC treadmill that was 100.00 bucks (easypay for 5 months) and a weight set for another 20 bucks. So with all that I have my own workout tailored just to myself and I don't have to deal with other peoples sweat or silly fees. And I don't have to drive anywhere, that helps tremendously with motivation. Just something for you to think about.

Take a big long deep breath. This will all soon be over and you can then relax. Hang in there sweetie!

I'm definitely going to try that cake, it sounds wonderful.

Sorry if I missed anyone, I'm trying to eat celery and type at the same time. Ah, the price we pay for a healthy lunch.

07-22-2003, 06:08 PM
Hi Gals,
Where is everyone hiding today???

Natalie - Your 4 day vacation sounds wonderful - laying by the pool drinking daquiris! You could use the strawberries to make them. Enjoy your time off!!!

It's been a pretty good day here. Finally starting to feel a little more normal again. I just finished eating part of my lunch. I had gotten a cup of soup and a small salad and after the soup I wasn't hungry so I just ate the salad. Then I figure I'll just have something light at home tonight. I like spreading my eating out during the day. Found that it works better for me so I don't get so hungry.

Lori - I'm dying to hear the update on Brian showing up on your doorstep. Yes, I am nosy!

Alrightly, I am going to finish up work and head home. I'll stop back later!
Have a good evening!

Big Brother is on tonight --- am I the only one watching this cheap summer entertainment??? :cool:

07-22-2003, 08:17 PM
Hello chicklets
Here I am at work and it is raining to beat the band.
Food has been soso.
Had to have my car worked on today. But at least my neighbor has a shop so I go to them.

Where is everyone today?

Terri in MO
07-22-2003, 08:40 PM
Hello ladies!

We just got back from the lake. We had so much fun yesterday that we drove back down there today (2 hrs each way!).

Yesterday, we took our boat (17 foot v-bottom fishing boat) and the dog down to the lake that is near where mom lives. We stopped by the cemetary to see the stone for dad. Very beautiful but was shock to see it written in stone. We got the boat unloaded without incident and tried to get the dog in the boat. This was our first trip with Bear in the boat. Actually, we've never had him swimming or anything. I had to push him in from the dock and then get in myself without falling in. Thank goodness, the lake was nearly deserted! He didn't know quite what to do other than he wanted to jump in after the spray. Try holding a 150 lb dog back! We soon headed over to the beach where mom and Hollie, one of my nieces was waiting. We let Bear off the boat and he had a blast in the water. He spent most of his time in the water up to his head. He'd swim some but didn't really like getting out where he couldn't touch. He'd try to climb up on us which was not fun! I swear he even pee'd in the lake. He doesn't hike his leg and once I saw him drop his butt down and he had that expression he normally does when you're watching him pee. Good thing it was a lake and not someone's pool! :lol: It was hot so it was good to have him and us in the water. We took a couple boat rides and just played in the water for a few hours.

We got all loaded up and headed for mom's house. We got about 5-7 miles from the boat ramp and I asked where my white bag was. The one with both our wallets, the cell phone and the digital camera along with other stuff. When I first got off the boat with the dog, I got the keys out and set it on the dock and went to get the truck & trailer. I didn't go back to the dock and no one else noticed it. DH said a few cuss words and turned the truck and boat around when he could and made a fast trip back to the boat ramp. I was about to die thinking of losing both wallets and our cell phone. Sure enough, it was still sitting where I left it. Again, thank goodness the lake was almost deserted.

We came home and went back down today without the dog. Only DH and I went over to the lake with the boat and we had a great ride. Although, that lake is bad for wind if you're not in a really big boat or a sailboat. We ended up swimming some because the water got too rough and then pulled it out. We didn't want to fry too much.

I think I'm going to try to take a few scattered days before the 20th of August to go back before DH has to start driving the school bus again.

Andria - Congrats on your loss! :bravo:

Tina - Welcome home!

Everyone else, no time to properly catch up. Have a great evening and tomorrow! It will be hump day already. Woohoo!

07-22-2003, 08:54 PM
Hi ladies; just wanted to pop in before I start working "hard for the money" (it's playing on the radio right now).

Not much going on here; woke up to thunder and rain this morning but glad for the cooler weather today. I understand you northeastern ladies are getting unusually cooler weather for this time of year. Enjoy!!

Thanks Barb and Natalie for your suggestions; I don't have any more room at the house for exercise equipment; all of my mom and dad's furniture and stuff is in there. I really need to get out of the house more and that's one reason I would like to go to a gym. In the early 1980s (the Jane Fonda, leotards and leg warmers days) there was a ladies workout place here in the town where I work; I had a membership there but they closed after a few months. I really did enjoy it.

Oh, oh, time is slipping away from me; better get to work.

07-22-2003, 09:39 PM
Way to go Andria. Here is me :dance: for you!!

07-22-2003, 11:08 PM
Just stopping in to wish everyone Sweet Dreams!
Ended up having a pretty good day here - stayed OP, exercised, drank lots of water, and had a nice evening w/ DH. Now I am sleepy and off to my comfy bed!
See you tomorrow!

07-22-2003, 11:09 PM
OK, since y'all are so nosey (and why it took forever for me to post today :lol: ), here is the lowdown on what happened :blah:

Well, I was up all morning just in case, and nothing happened; just as well, because I didn't feel like getting dressed anyway since it was one of those yucky rainy mornings.

By early afternoon, the sun had popped out, and still nothing, so I figured nothing was going to happen, the :censored: with him and the horse he rode in on, put on my grotty old T shirt and shorts and went for a run.

Not long after I came back to the house and was doing some cool down streches, did I hear this off-key voice singing outside my window:

"I know you wanna leave me,
But I refuse to let you go.
If I have to beg, plead for your sympathy,
I don't mind,
Cause you mean that much to me..."

And on and on...:lol:

I knew that terrible voice ruining the Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" anywhere!

I was on the floor laughing so hard I couldn't stand it. First this guy flies halfway across the country, then makes an :censored: of himself singing in my front yard, and when I finally do get my wits about me, here I am, still in my crappy clothes I ran in, open my front door, to find Brian on his knees with another rose between his teeth, with this puppy dog look in those big blue eyes.

I cracked up laughing again! The look on his face alone was comic.

Now, how I could I not forgive him after all that?

Naturally, we had a long talk. Not only about what happened, but he's wanting to move here and is going apartment/job hunting while he is in town. "What about your offer back home?" He didn't seem to thrilled about it; he wants to look into something better. Besides, he said, he wants to get away from Crazy Lady, he wants someone more grounded and "with some sense in her head," and accepts him "with all his warts." :lol:

Then we went out to eat after he makes the joking comment "since there is no food in your house but 'chick food' anyway." (What is 'chick food?' :lol: ) I still ate a salad.

Glad to hear everyone else had a good day too!

joe anne
07-23-2003, 12:53 AM
Hi Friends
I did it!:dancer: -3.25 and I am finally below my new years weight. It feels goooood :cb:

I wish for you all continued SUCCESS:grouphug:

Stepping Out
07-23-2003, 01:37 AM
Joanne:bravo: :cp: :dancer: :balloons:

Congratulations on your loss!

Lori::flame: I think that Brian has got it BAD. Hope he can find a job and a place to live. my life is BORING

Barb: My TSH is HIGH-my thyroid function is LOW (got 'em mixed up). If you're wanting more info, check thyroid.about.com. I found the site in another thread (dieting w/health probs) here on 3FC. I'm starting on Synthroid tomorrow.

Better get to bed now. Weigh in tomorrow at TOPS :crossed:

Good night! :moo:

07-23-2003, 01:42 AM

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07-23-2003, 02:24 AM
Hey everyone :)

It has been another day OP. That loss yesterday really did get me refueled to finish out this second week. That tight, focused feeling is so incredible. I・m glad it doesn・t have to be maintained permanently, though. I am looking forward to next week and having my carb allowance doubled, won・t even lie to you about that!
It is so amazing to find out how tightly I am tied to my carbs. I did an ultra low carb diet years ago and lost 60 lbs. in two months. Thing is, it was so stark and lacking in balanced nutrition that I became very ill and have been afraid to touch any form of low carb diet since. I・m happy most plans now aren・t so off the wall. The further I travel down this path, the more I realize it is all about finding balance in every aspect of my life.

I have a great idea for Lori. Instead of writing a book or a soap opera, I think she should get her own reality tv show going. The current saga is way more fun than anything else out there. :)

Homebound, what is TSH? I feel like I missed something there.

Joanne, you are the WOMAN!!! Way to meet a goal!

Connie, I understand crowded house syndrome. I have one of those big, super cool, totally love it, yoga balls, but it takes up so much space in my living room I don・t keep it out as much as I should. And it isn・t like you can deflate one of those and just reinflate every time you want to use it. Inflating is like two workouts all by itself!

Barb, glad you are feeling more yourself. I think spreading out your meals is the best way to go as well. That is pretty much what I・m doing right now. Keeps the blood sugar levels normal, and that means the hungries don・t attack so viciously.

Lucky, thank you! :)

Terri, the lake sounds like a blast! I haven・t been to any of ours in ages. Just too busy, I guess? So glad you didn・t lose all your stuff. :)

Mary, sounds like it is raining clear across the country. Hope the car repairs are just basic. You back on the wagon?

Natalie, strawberries + daquiris= no problem with that kind of math for me! 4 days of vacation sound heavenly. And yes, it does all feel worth it now. :)

Sandy, off to surf? Like as in surfboards or the Internet?

2cute, I don・t know how you are keeping it all up. You are certainly made of tougher stuff than this chick. I want to see pictures of this houseK or better yet, really do hold that spring fling and I・ll find some way to get there!

Thin, thanks for starting the new thread. Definitely a good way to let us know you are there, even if you are too busy to post.

OK, bedtime for this chicky. I passed around a bunch of resumes yesterday and there has been one really cool nibble. Please cross your fingers for me! I also have a job interview at one of the local credit unions at 10 a.m. The pay isn・t all that, but the hours would work with what I already have. Plus, it would mean not having to drive the 45 some odd miles to St. George every day to work. I need to be closer to where the girls go to school.

Good night!


P.S. I typed this up in Word and did a copy/paste over to here. Guess it grabbed every contraction and made it look funky. I'd fix it tonight, but I'm too tired!

07-23-2003, 04:12 AM

:hat: :sunny: :bubbles: :twirly: :queen: :cheers:

07-23-2003, 07:11 AM
;) Just peeking in

07-23-2003, 07:19 AM
Good Early Morning Ladies,

Dixie Darlin' what are you doing up so early???, or so late????

Joe Anne...:spin: :strong: :jig: :bravo: :cb: :cp: :dance: Congratulations on your loss!! YOU ROCK GIRL!

Andria......you are doing so well!! and you are absolutely right...the more balanced I feel in all areas of my life the better my well being is getting......My eating was sooooooooo out of control, it wreaked havoc on the rest of my life, made it completely and utterly unmanageable. Now that I have it in check, everythingelse is just falling into place!!! YOU ARE GOING TO REACH YOUR GOAL I JUST KNOW IT...KEEP IT UP!! WE ARE ALL CHEERING YOU ON!:hat:

Homebound...here's to you!! I know you will do well at weigh in!!!!! keep it up. you'll get there, as we all will. One day at a time, sometimes one moment at a time, but WE CAN DO ANYTHING WE PUT OUR MINDS TOO! TOGETHER WE ARE SO MUCH STRONGER THAN WE ARE ALONE. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!;)

Great day yesterday, stayed on program, visited with my family, my mom bought me some new clothes! yipppee! and last night an old childhood friend came to visit, had not seen him in almost 16 years!!! It was wonderful catching up and talking about old times! He was my first ever boyfriend, we went to see Mary Poppins (the original, man I am getting old!), I was 5 and he was 4!! I cooked the Almond Chicken (recipe on this site) for them and we had a fabulous evening!!!

well, I am signing off chicklets, 2 more days till weigh in!!

sw 356/June 5/348.8 June 24
cw 346 and counting down!!
first goal: lose 10 more lbs by August 31
next goal: lose 50 lbs by the Spring Fling at 2 cutes!!!
final goal: 130

07-23-2003, 08:32 AM
Morning all I am so sstiff this morning
I stayed op yesterday More later

07-23-2003, 10:36 AM
Hi Gals - Rise and Shine! Happy Hump Day! ;)

It's a rainy day here, but I am not complaining - the yard needs some rain.

For breakfast today I made a yummy crepe recipe that is posted over on the "Food" message board. It was a lot of food and very filling for about 5 points and about 250 calories. I also bought the ingredients for the Pop Cake recipe that I am going to make one day this week. :hun:

Lori - Wow! That man has got it bad for you! :love: Wishing you all the best for a happy ending to this crazy situation.

Joanne - Way to go! Congrats on the loss!!!

Homebound - Thanks for the info on the thyroid site. I didn't realize that a high TSH means low function. It's all so confusing. Good luck on weigh-in today. Let us know how it goes.

Andria - Good job staying OP!!! :D TSH stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. I recently had a blood test that showed my TSH level was higher than normal and I am just trying to find out as much as I can about it. I have an appt. to see a specialist, but not until November. I hope the job interview goes well!

Pam - Sounds like you had a lot of fun yesterday. It's great to see old friends! :D

Mary - Good Morning. Why are you so stiff today? You have to come back and fill us in. :^:

Alright - time to get some work done! Talk to you later!
Barb :cool:

07-23-2003, 10:54 AM
Morning Ladies,

No time for individual replies. Just wanted to say I'm here reading up on all your great comments. Today is my last day of work this week. I am anxiously awaiting a very much needed 4 days off. I have absolutely no plans and I love it that way. I just hope the weather clears up, it's a little cloudy here.

I've got to get some work done today or I'll have a total mess when I get back on Monday. Chat with you all tonight!


07-23-2003, 12:37 PM
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