Weight Loss Support - 300+ and Ready to Try Again #379

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07-28-2003, 05:06 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.

We chat on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 CST.

Welcome! :wave:

07-28-2003, 05:13 PM
Well, no personal replies today-sorry all. Maybe in a later post. Although I do have to say Congratulations JoeAnne :bravo: I have not been OP, but yesterday wasn't wildly off either. Today I have a ton of housework that I probably won't get done. I had a late start. I just couldn't seem to get to sleep last night. :( Tonight I'm going to try to do better. I cannot seem to get on a normal sleeping schedule no matter how I try.

Well, I'm going to go and do WATP for the first time in a couple of weeks. I can at least get that done and drink my water. Tomorrow is WI, but I doubt it will be good news. We will see. (I had a run in last week with the cookies I made for my hubby's lunch. :T) I need to find my lowfat baking book-I know it is in that back room somewhere. :rolleyes: Well, I think that is all for now, hope everyone is having a good day.


07-28-2003, 05:30 PM
Ahhh, motivation Monday. I was never very good at that so I'll skip it. ;)
I am feeling pretty darn good today I must say. My tan is glowing and I wore a white shirt today just to show it off. I should have a tan after baking myself in the sun all day on Friday. Well, maybe people will think I went somewhere tropical for my vacation.
Plan is going well, no bad things to confess. I threw out another candy bar. This time in the trash squirted with lotion so I wouldn't eat it. Does this mean I have a problem? Sometimes I can be so weird. I am hoping that I am down another 2 pounds this week. I am just so anxious to get under 200. That is going to be such a happy day for me.
I have nothing else to tell you ladies, and I would do individual replies but I've got to go pee and then actually get some work done. ICK.

I'll check in later perhaps. :^:

07-28-2003, 06:00 PM
Good Monday Afternoon Ladies,

Well Natalie, sounds like you are doing good, bet your tan does look nice.. you keep up the good work...you said you have nothing bad to confess, thats okay sis, I do!! enough for both of us...:dizzy: yesterday I made spaghetti sauce (with lean ground meat), and let cook all day, house permeated with wonderful smells....I did well yesterday, no overindulgence, just a good balance! today, well that is a different story!!! I had spaghetti for breakfast, yes your ears do not deceive you, I had it for breakfast chickies! (several years ago I worked 3rd shift, and after that I could pretty much eat anything first thing in the morning, heck with my predisposition to compulsively overeat I could pretty much eat anything ANYTIME!! who am I kidding??:dizzy: anyway, I did it I admit it, not way out of control with the portion control, but I ate it nonetheless. Then I did my watp tape, (today marked the beginning of my 4th wk) a good thing, right, well it was! felt better, then went to fridge again, this time for water and grapes (better!), but did find myself reaching for spaghetti bowl again!! managed to talk myself out of that one, then came lunch time, I prepared my turkey sandwich on low cal wheat bread with my fat free cheese, my intentions were good, then I ate some more spaghetti, cold!! right out of the fridge! :devil: last time I made it i did well, this time it was a trigger food, a catalyst! I determined with the help of Amanda, I was feeling lonesome today, and emotional eating!! thanks Amanda for the chat, it helped! couldnt make it through a day without you kiddo! anyway I am back on track now, plan on getting in some more walking this afternoon and some chores around the house to help boost my metabolism, and plan on eating a healthy dinner, don't know exactly what yet, but most definitely it will NOT, I REPEAT NOT BE PASTA!!

MY MOTIVATION FOR THE REST OF THIS MONDAY??? be kind to myself, yes I had a slip, but I am right back on track, I am not going to use it as an excuse to eat more, that was "my past behavior", not anymore, I deserve to eat well and treat myself well, I have done a wonderful job since 6/5 and I am not about to forfeit that! WE CAN DO THIS GIRLS!! ARE YOU WITH ME??

SW 356/JUNE 5TH/348.8 JUNE 24TH

Later my little chickadees!!:D

07-28-2003, 06:45 PM
Well hello to all! I know it's been awhile since I've been in here, but my life is just turned upside down right now and I am a mess. I will have to go into details later, I just wanted to check in to get the e-mail and let everyone know that I am here and still alive barely. I will be back later to update.

07-28-2003, 07:23 PM
Hi ladies. All is pretty good here for a Monday. I did realitivly good. I will pop over on fit day and figure it out, I am sure I did not go over my cals. Yeah for me.

Deon: Hope all is okay, and hope you make it back soon.

Hope everyone is having a good day and doing the best they can do.

Talk to you all later,

Young Grasshopper
07-28-2003, 07:29 PM
Hiya Chickies,

Thought I'd post so I know where I left off reading! Really tired today....think I might need to start taking vitamins...iron could be low. Trying to stay OP and away from caffeine.

Hope everyone is doing well!


07-28-2003, 10:29 PM
Whew! I made it through Day 1 unscathed! Some near misses there and I still haven't exercised, but I intend to do that as soon as I am done here. REALLY! :yes:

Dh and I are doing the low carb thing. We went food shopping together last night...quite comical, really...he has NO CLUE! :?:

Having made quite the career of dieting, I could tell you all there is to know about any number of diets. Okay, so I may not apply this knowledge all the time, (rarely ever, lately) but I AM aware of them! So he's ready to march down the cereal aisle...uh uh, buddy...:no: No rice, (which he loves, being one half Filipino) no taters, (which he also loves, the other half being Irish!) No bread, no dried fruit and the ultimate sacrifice (for him) NO PEPSI! :faint: Finally he looked at me, exasperated, and said, "Just what the **** CAN I eat???"

Oh you funny fellow, you! :lol:

We loaded up on veggies: celery, carrots, red and yellow peppers, cabbage, broccoli, mushrooms, cucumbers, lettuce, onions tomatoes and a nice big avacado... V8 juice, eggs, cheese, cottage cheese, Canadian bacon, chicken breasts, london broil. There was some fruit at home that he had bought a few days ago. Not one to be wasteful, since fruit is not usually allowed on low carb diets initially, I said that we could have some fruit the first meal of the day, but only with a protein.

***side note: He just asked me if I'd like some ice cream. :doh: Do you see why I have a hard time with this dieting stuff? :shrug:



I won't...I sent them away...dh and son. My daughter works at an ice cream parlor/coffee shop. Dippy dh said, "Well come on, you can get a cup of coffee." Uh...no.

The thing is, I'm not hungry and craving anything...but I know that a trip to the ice cream parlor is TOO strong a temptation. (That's actually the name of the store!)

I wanted to do replies, but I'm sure I won't hit everyone, please forgive me if I miss you, I'll catch you next time!

Joe anne, Congratulations! What a nice picture and a lovely acknowledgement. You like like a very warm and caring person. PS...those breakfast burritos sound yummy, I want some too!

Thin, deepest sympathy on your uncle's death, I'm so sorry for your Mom...it must be hard, being the last one left. Bless her!

2cute...you're getting there, you're getting there! Is my room ready yet?

Tina...I hope your absence today means that you are taking care of yourself and getting rest, medication and TLC. Ever hear of Cat Scratch Fever??? {{{hugs}}} Feel better.

Uh oh, ice cream man is back...He DID NOT get any!! But now he wants me to take a ride to listen to a weird noise in the car...Can't I just take his word for it?


I'll be back...

07-28-2003, 10:43 PM
Well, good evening my chickies! How art thou? :lol: I'm doing good....only having a few problems. I'm still running a high fever, itching all over and my mouth keeps filling with this white foamy saliva. Hmmm... :chin:

:lol: Sorry....just kidding gals. I just had to do that. Please don't kill me. :^: I do still have the bruise with the bite marks, but I am not running a fever and the cut looks very clean. Not hot to the touch and does not look infected, so good news. :crossed:

I was off work today and I have been a big ol' lazy bum. I even gave #1 son a list and let him go in the grocery store and get some groceries today. I knew they'd come in handy one day. ;) He took a look at the list that I had wrote for him and said, "Uh Mom, kinda specific, huh?" I said, "Uh son, you do remember who I'm sending in the store, don't you?" He said, "Uh....good point." I just love that kid. :lol:

Ok, onto replies:

joe anne: Congrats girl! I'm sure you are very deserving. Thanks for sharing your news with us!

Amanda: I know you've been having a hard time lately, but keep your head up. You CAN do this. Good for you for planning to do your WATP tape today and drinking your water. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you at WI.

Natalie: I bet you look very pretty with your tan. I always think wearing something white shows off a nice tan. Myself.....I never tan. I burn. I gave up a long time ago. :lol: I threw out another candy bar. This time in the trash squirted with lotion so I wouldn't eat it. Does this mean I have a problem? Do you have a problem? :no: I think not! I say, do what you gotta do girl!

Pam: Hey sweetie...don't feel bad about the spaghetti. We all do that from time to time. Sometimes we call them our "trigger" foods, but I don't necessarily know if it's the food or not. I have certain foods that I really like and I can fix them sometimes and I'm just fine and then there are other times.....well, I bet you can guess. :rolleyes: Keep your head up though...it wasn't a total wash and it feels like you did make some good choices.

Deon: My heart goes out to you darlin. I'm not sure what you're going through right now, but please know that we are always here for you, no matter what. Take care. {{{{{hugs}}}}}

Sandy: Good job for not going over your calories today....I knew you could do it. :yes: Now, all I have to do is get you back to making those big long posts. ;) I miss ya gal!

Deb: Thanks for popping in girl and we're glad you're still reading with us. I always pop in and read even when I don't have time to post. I think it is a real good idea to take a multi vitamin, especially when you're trying to lose weight. I have low iron too.

Well, I have responded to everyone that has posted on the thread so far. Hello to everyone else and I know I don't have to say it, but I love you! Everyone keep your chins up and know we can all do this!

Back later.... :grouphug:

Terri in MO
07-28-2003, 10:46 PM
Hi ladies,

I'll have to make this quick. The dog is having a foaming, drooling fit on the deck because he's outside and I'm inside. Plus, he knows its time to walk. Lord, next time, please send me a 4 pound dog. Please!

DH and I are back at the south beach as of today. We strayed a little bit but are both more than ready to get back to veggies and modest amount of proteins. I intended to do time on the spinner tonight but tried to nap instead (allergies :rolleyes: ) I did do my morning exercises with the 8 lb weights.

I only have time for a couple of replies. Truth is, I've read the thread and can't remember much (sorry, again, allergies).

kat - Welcome back from vacation, even though family was a chore. Your DH sounds like mine. How men can be the leaders of the world and too dumb to understand what a carb is, is beyond me. :lol: Hang tough!

Lori - I'm sorry that things turned out the way they did with Brian. You were so happy at first but in the long run, it looks like its best this all came out now instead of later. Take care of your foot and yourself!

2Cute - Glad to see you dropping by. We'll be anxious to see you more regular once you get all settled in. The house sounds wonderful.

Barb - Another project?! Keep at it and eventually you'll inspire me to finish the other bathroom.

Amanda, Natalie, Pam and Pam, Deon, Deb, Sandy, Mary, Tina, Thin, JoeAnne and Joanne and everyone else....Hellllo!!! Keep up all your great efforts! have a good night!

07-28-2003, 10:59 PM
Kat: You cheeky monkey! You snuck in on me! I laughed out loud (several times) (but then again, I ALWAYS do at your posts) at you describing your trip to the grocery store with your husband. I would not even attempt that. You're dh sounds exactly like mine.... ;)

Terri: You snuck in on me too while I was posting...I guess I'm just long winded, huh? :lol: So, you've been doing the South Beach diet, huh? I know you've probably told us that a hundred times huh? That's just me, not paying attention. It looks really interesting. I've read some up on it..... Can you get the book in paperback yet?

Ok, I'm really out of here for now....

Have a great night! :love:

07-28-2003, 11:08 PM
Good Evening All!!!
I wish I had the energy to post and reply to all, but I am tired to the bone! I just finished another couple hours work on the bedroom. Luckily most of the ladder work is done. My arms are so sore from yesterday I seriously almost couldn't get my bra unhooked. I managed - barely....I didn't want to ask hubby in case he got any ideas --- way too tired for that! :s: Now I am off to bed --- to sleep.
Wishing you all sweet dreams!
See ya tomorrow!

07-29-2003, 01:20 AM
Hi everyone!

Well, after I ate two chocolate bars for breakfast:eek:, and then felt sick to my stomach:faint: - this is actually a good thing in a way, I used to be able to eat four or five without any repercussions - I actually got back OP and stuck to it pretty well. I didn't work out today but plan to head for Curves tomorrow ~ Grandma will look after my little darling :bb: for me. I have to get weighed and measured on Wednesday so, I am not looking forward to that. I know that I still haven't lost all of the weight I regained since last month and I don't want to fess up to that - hopefully I will have lost some inches.:p

I told a friend of mine about this website and the posting so hopefully she will check it out. She is looking for some support too.

Motivation Monday - I am happy :cb: with myself for not giving in and blowing the whole day because of my breakfast slip up. It is hard to convince yourself that you don't have to be perfect all of the time and it used to be if I blew a meal I would just give up for the rest of the day. At least I am making some progress.

On to replies:


Good trick with the candy bar - next time I'll try it!:D:


My husband, Alan, is doing the low carb thing too (with me) except that he just eats carbs (mostly bread) whenever he wants - he has a very physical job and I think he burns alot of it off. Your shopping trip sounded like a hoot! Hopefully he will get the hang of it soon so that he can understand exactly what you can and cannot eat.


Get some sleep:yawn: - you need it! A good soak in a warm tub sounds like it might do you good too.


:devil: I understand that compulsive overeating deal - I am the same. In the scheme of things, spaghetti is not the most horrible thing you could have eaten - you could have had my two chocolate bars! Tomorrow is a new day, heck, the next meal is a new meal! Hope your dinner went better and you were able to get back OP.:) We are with you all the way!


Glad to hear that your leg is better and that you are not running a fever anymore. Your son sounds like my husband!;) I have to do the exact same thing with him, which means I usually go because I can't be bothered to make that detailed a list!


:?: What is the South Beach diet? I have never heard of it.

That's all folks! Hope everyone is doing well and I just wanted to say that I am so glad that I started posting and really value this website. Thanks for all the support:D


07-29-2003, 01:50 AM
Hidey Ho good neighborss !!!!!
I worrked my butt off today but have nothing to show for itt.
I worked at our old house.... still so much junk there. I am going to do a garage sale Thurs-Sat :crossed: to get rid of a bunch of it. It has been sooooooooooooooooo HOT here lately. It is suppose to cool of back down to the 90's again Tues... hope it stays awwhile. 107 is norm lately... too hot for short fat old ladies. LOL

I came home at 5pm and took a nap. Now it is almost midnight and I am ready for bed. I have been getting pleeenty of exercise with this moving... my calves ache. I have been doing a lot of walking and carryinng boxfulls ouut to either the car to move or the garage to sell. Plus... I have been swiimming everyday except today. If only I had stayed on program better food wisee. :rolleyes: Hopefully soon I will get them both going at the same time. LOL

Againnn I apologiiiiize for not replying to everyonee but just too bussy right now. Soon.. verry soon I hope my life will be back to a norrmal routine. :crossed:

07-29-2003, 02:14 AM
Hey everyone :)

Today has been a really terrific day! It started with DH wishing me a happy anniversary. It is our 13th. :) Then I went in for my Monday WI, and I lost 5 more lbs!!! That brings the total to 11 for the month. :D After that, I had a job interview and it went really well!

DH had to work tonight, so we had lunch and a matinee movie together. It was great fun, but ladies, I won't even pretend that I stayed OP today. Ugh, I am paying for it so hardcore. My belly feels totally bloated right now, and I am all queazy. Yuck! Hopefully I'll be feeling better by tomorrow morning.

I'm supposed to be doing transcribing right now, but I had to come in here and catch up on all the posts. I missed an entire thread! So, this happy, if nauseated, chicky is going to head outta here and get back to work.

Take care!


07-29-2003, 02:51 AM
Evening Gals! or morning, it is 12:41, my tired butt never sees this time of the night too often, well not at all anymore, not like when I was in my 20's and could stay out all night dancing and hanging out with the pals, and coming home just long enough to get cleaned up and go to school!! dont want to do that anymore!! too old and feeble! no..not really, just have different priorities now!

food got much better, had a Sierra Roasted Turkey Sandwich from Quiznos' under 7 grams of fat, figured I did need something light after that spaghetti fiasco earlier!! the Sandwich is delicious, just Turkey, lettuce tomato and red onions, it comes with a Raspberry Chipotle sauce, but I dont care for that, so I get the Roasted Red Pepper sauce, you may want to try it, they only have two other low fat sandwiches, havent tried those, and speaking of eating out did you all see where Applebee's is getting ready to have a ww menu?? that will be great! they already have a few lighter selections, but it will be good to have more of a choice. Of course it is always better to prepare and cook at home I know so I can control what is going in, but sometimes I just have the need to go out, ya know??? any other suggestions for lighter fair??

well girls been a long day! got to go get some :faint: tomorrow or today I should say is a brand new day, a new opportuninty to get it right!! we can do it girls!! all of you stay :strong: and sweet dreams!:bubbles:

Terri in MO
07-29-2003, 08:17 AM

Do you notice something here? It seems like I've read several times on our thread the words...."I didn't stay on program or I ate {fill in the blank} and I felt awful afterwards". Notice that its not guilt we're feeling but our bodies telling us its not happy with the junk we're putting in it. We need to listen to our bodies more!

Laura - The South Beach Diet is like the Atkins diet except that SB promotes eating lean proteins and lots and lots of veggies. Its focus is to eliminate/significantly reduce high-sugar carbs not just all carbs. You do a 2 week induction then move on to phase 2 where you add back some of the starchy carbs. The book is still hardback but DH got it for $18.75 with tax at Barnes & Noble. Its also on www.prevention.com

Tina - You rat! I had to read twice about the itching and foaming. :lol: Glad to hear that you're feeling better.

Andria - :Bravo: for your loss!! Good job!

Pam - Get some rest. The turkey sandwich sounds good. I've been looking to buy a bottle of that Raspberry Chipotle sauce ever since we found it at Sam's Club once. Loved it!

Better run. The dog is whining at the garage door to get up. Have a great day!

07-29-2003, 08:31 AM
Hello chicklets

Well I got Dh off to Mexico this morning he had to get up at 4:30 so he could drive 40 miles to the airport. He will be back Thursday.

I cooked son and I a big veggie meal last night. It was wonderful. Son said he could eat that every day.(not hubby):dizzy:

I don't go into work till 12:30 today it's my short day. They are trying to have a new person in place by Sept 1. Hopefully they will. I will work some extra hours but will get sub pay so thats not too bad.:) Extra money you know.

Tina: Sorry about Tony's car on Sunday he has the worst luck lately.

Sandy: I miss talking to you.

Thin : Hello all the way up in Michigan. Where does your hubby work you said he worked at a auto supplier. Hubby goes up to a supplier in your area at times.

Sorry to not reply to all of you but I love you all.

07-29-2003, 08:44 AM
Morning Girlies,

Hope all that did not get a chance to post yesterday are doing well. I know it's hard to post everyday, so if your reading like me sometimes I just wanted to give you a :wave: .

Today is a brand new day and I am hoping that I can get day 2 in for an OP day. I still need to get that water and exercise factors back into my life too. Why oh why is it so easy to wonder from your plan and so so so hard to get back to it. Your brain one day says "wahla, I have all the answers, I know what I have to do and I will do it, it's not that hard!" Well guess what mr. brain? IT IS EXTREMELY HARD!!!!!:(

Okay onto replies....

Terri: I'm with you on the deal about the body feeling so YUCKY sometimes when you eat off plan. My belly gets all bloated and gets such gas pains....is it worth it? Will we never learn? I think sometimes its just we are eatting so good and then we have an off day and our body says oh no you don't!!!

Pam: I've done the spag. thing before also. I have a thing for pasta and italian food anyway. And cold spag. I absolutely love. So I can see what happened there. Hope you got it all under control now. The turkey sandwich sounds yummy too, we don't have a quiznos around here, but I've seen the commercials on tv and they look tasty.

Andria: Happy belated 13th Anniversary. A movie with hubby sounds like a nice idea and you had fun. Do you do medical transcibing? My sil just did an online class for that but I didnt really understand where she would get her work from unless maybe the local dr's or hospital?

2Cute: 107 that is just way to warm for me. I could not imagine having to try to move in weather like that. You will melt away to nothing. Keep yourself well hydrated. But, when it is all over you will enjoy your new home. Did you sell the other one? Do you have to be out of it in a certain amount of time?

lola: I'm thinking of joining you and Thin doing the Curves thing. My boss said she would pay for my initial joining and that I could go during my last 1/2 hour of work and put it on the clock that I worked. I just love her right to death. She is so sweet and good to me, now if I could get 40 hours I would be all set. How long have you been going?

Barb: Rest your arms up so you can finish that bedroom. What room is next? Are you planning on doing the whole house?

Tina: You little stinker, I was sitting her starting to read your post and my mouth is probably hanging on the floor and I'm thinking get your butt to the dr's. Then I read the next line, so you got me. I'm glad the fever is gone and that the bite/scratches look better and are not infected. It may have helped that you were already on the antibiotic for the bladder infection. Hope that is better too. Long posts? I'm trying....I'm trying.

Kat: Good job on day one OP, and the grocery store trip sounds like it was fun. My dh never goes to the store, he hates it. It could be 100 degrees out and he still would sit in the car. Sounds like you bought all yummy stuff.. Good for you standing your ground on the icecream trip...you go girl.

Deb: It's okay to read and not post sometimes. Sometimes thats all you can do. Don't feel bad. We will be here when you decided to post again.

Justme: good job on the candybar. Sometimes the trash can is my only salvation and to put yucky stuff on top of that. Or to yell to one of the dogs and give it to them (well not chocolate) but you get the idea. Good job on the 2 lbs too. Keep up the good work.

Amanda: Hummmm....what to say? I'm actually talking with you on instant messenger....lol....and I say it's time for bed chicklet. LOL Love ya girl!!!

Okay, I know this is a long post and I am gonna end it before it ends me....LOL...

Hugs to all,

07-29-2003, 08:47 AM
Mary, you sneaked in while I was posting....so you get your very own reply post:) . I miss chatting with you too, life has been so busy lately. Summer is always a rush around time it seems. Hope to see you in chat tomorrow night, maybe we can catch up....Hugs to you...

07-29-2003, 09:44 AM
Good Morning All,

I was up till about 1a, then back up at 6:30a--starting to keep your hours Amanda!!:lol: I like to get up earlier if I can on my off days, feel like I am missing out on something if I don't, which is quite a change from just about 3 mos ago, I wanted to stay in bed as long as I possibly could, and if I did get up earlier, I would sit in my chair, like a zombie until time to get ready to go to work, then it was such an effort to even get dressed, I couldnt even bend over to lace my shoes, so I wore slip on shoes! now that is progress!! and forget being able to put on socks, now??? no problem!! I can even stand up and pull my foot up towards my knee and take them off, a big deal you say??? well to me it is, and I know some of you can relate!! There are many other small things I am noticing and they are such the motivator!!!;)

Lola, peek and Thin, Curves sounds good, there is one close to me, I have thought about it, but our local hospital has a wellness center with an inside walking track, pool, whirlpool and the works, thinking about signing up there. My Dr said that my insurance may even cover it, not sure about that, but I am going to ck into it, even if it doesnt, I dont think it is very expensive, I believe there is a physical evaluation to pay for up front then maybe 35.00 per month something like that...and besides there are always medical personnel there, just in case I keel over! :faint: and the hospital is just right across the street!!:lol: :lol: :lol:

Tina glad to hear you are on the mend, take care of yourself. Get that cat some behavior modification!!;)

Katrina, Andria, and Natalie, sounds like you folks are doing "the next right thing", you rock girls:spin: :strong: :jig:

Debbie, sweetie, I concur with peek, if reading our posts is all you can do right now, that is good enough!! when you are ready to post again, we will be right here waiting for you with open arms!!:grouphug:

2 cute - you :strong: :jig: exercising champion you!! with all the moving and the swimming you are really moving on girl!! your body will be in shock when you finally get moved in and are able to take a much needed rest!! take care of yourself though, rest when you can, it is quite an accomplishment, I am so proud for you!! 107 degrees??:flame: :yikes:

I talked with Amanda earlier this am, and told her my plan for breakfast, now I have some accountability, I am having bran flakes with 1% milk, toast with polaner all fruit spread, you should try it...strawberry is my fav, and fresh fruit of some kind, I too have to get to the grocery store, enjoy shopping now, it is so much easier!!!:D after healthy breakfast, NO SPAGHETTI FOR THIS GAL TODAY!, I will do my watp tape, then off to my families house to stay until tomorrow, they eat healthfully too, and yesterday my sister and neice bought the watp tape too!! so going over there is a great motivator!!

check in with you gals later today!:wave: :grouphug: :dancer:

sw 356/June 5th/348.8 June 24/336.5 July 24th
next weigh in 8/7 at appt with dietician
next goal: lose 10 more lbs by 8/31
next goal: lose 50 lbs
final goal: 130

07-29-2003, 10:05 AM
I wasn't able to get back last night...too tired! I fell into bed and was OUT til about 7 this morning. Which means I did not get my exercise in, but that WILL happen today.

I finally got on the scale this morning...under all the proper conditions, as stated earlier...it turns out that I am actually 1 lb less than before vacation! Wednesday is official WI (not Wisconsin) day, however, so I will go with that weight for this latest endeavor...to be revealed tomorrow...

Sandy...We have been known to call our food shopping trips "dates..." With our crazy schedules, that's the best we can do sometimes!

Mary...mmm, veggie dinner? What did you have? I wouldn't mind that but I'd have to slap some cheese on something to feel full! (plus get my protein in)

Terri...Good observation about our bodies' rebellion against the junk we put into it! There really is a big difference in how I feel when I'm eating well. Re: SBD...there are some good recipes and ideas on the "Fat Chicks on the Beach" thread...have you seen it?

Pam...hmmm...let me think...Chili's has a lighter fare menu too...(I love Chili's) But I think that wherever you go, you can play it safe by starting with a salad...get whatever dressing you like, on the side. I find that most low fat/low cal dressings taste like :p so I would end up not eating the salad at all. Avoid fried foods and split the mega portions in half...take the rest home for lunch the next day. Lately, I've followed Miss 2cute's advice and asked for a side of veggies instead of the potato that usually comes with a meal...

Andria...Happy Anniversary! My 20th is tomorrow! We sure picked a HOT time of year to get married! Congrats on the 5# off! And good luck with job prospect!

2cute...I'm sure that all your packing and hard work AND swimming will offset any "off program" eating you've been doing! Bood luck with the garage sales!

Lola...I could SO relate to your screaming child story! When my daughter was little, (2ish) we thought it would be oh so much fun to take her to the Bronx Zoo...turns out we forgot the stroller, couldn't get one there, and had to carry her screaming, whining, crying, fidgety little self all over because she HATED it! (the child was usually as good as gold) We still talk about it to this day...it's been about 15 years. Needless to say, when my son came along, he was never taken to the zoo! BTW: I have no idea what "HB" stands for..."happy birthady?" "head banger?" "hey, boys?" :shrug:

Barb...judging by all your painting, you and Michelle never got a chance to get together? Count me in next time you plan something...Sounds like you're getting LOTS of exercise with that ladder and paintbrushes. I have a couple of rooms that could use a new coat of paint...

Tina...I'M a cheeky monkey? I'm not the one getting everyone all lathered up (pardon the pun) over you foaming at the mouth! :lol: Good one, by the way... I'm glad you're feeling better. Hey, there was some NASCAR thing very close to home the other day...Winston Cup something or other...I scanned to paper for you know who's name, but I guess he wasn't there. See what you've done to me??

Deb...Get some vitamins...they really do help! With iron, definitely. I'd like to try staying away from caffeine, but working nights, it just goes hand in hand! Maybe when I get this weight thing under control.

Deon...Hang in there, kiddo...this too shall pass. Easy to say, I know...Just keep coming back...if nothing else, it's a great place to vent!

Natalie...My sister does the same thing with stuff she throws away...runs water on it or something to "kill it!" I think you have a SOLUTION to the problem!

Amanda...Good luck with weigh in...just take whatever number you get and start again from there. Those cookies are in the past.

I was going to go back to the last thread too and reply from there, but I've been here WAY TOO LONG already! I have to get my butt in gear now. I WILL EXERCISE TODAY!!

Have a good one, all...

Tuesday Tip: Forgive yourself and keep moving forward. Don't dwell on past mistakes.

07-29-2003, 10:38 AM
Here's another tip:

The next time someone compliments you, don't argue
-- not even in your head.

Let those special words wash over you. Find every
reason you can to believe them, to believe in yourself.
That's power.

07-29-2003, 10:44 AM
Collards, peas, butter beans, corn, corn bread

07-29-2003, 01:42 PM
NO time to post... just had to read up on all my dear friends life.
LOVE YOU ALL !!!!! :love:


Tina... you got me too!!!!! :nono: LOL

Stepping Out
07-29-2003, 01:57 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who keeps screwy hours around here. Last night I was asleep about 1:30 am; up @ 6:45, fell asleep watching t.v. & woke again @ 11:30 I need a life! :yawn:

Andria: Happy anniversary! :D And WTG on your loss!:hat:

Pam: I can relate to your post about the pasta:p I've binged on spaghetti or macaroni a zillion times. Hot, cold, morning, night; it doesn't matter!:ink: I hope your feeling better. The Quiznos subs are great-but I agree with you on the Raspberry Chipotle: too hot!

Terri & Kat: Good luck on your low carb plans!

Lola: Good job getting back OP!

Sandy: I'm trying to get OP myself. Sometimes just changing one thing at a time helps; like drinking more water. Every little bit helps:)

Lori: Please keep us posted on how you're doing and what's up with Brian. You've been in my prayers :)

As of today I'm back to writing down what I'm eating. I'm also working on my water. TOPS weigh in tomorrow, God willing!

Have a great day everyone!

07-29-2003, 01:57 PM
Well today I had something great happen! My boss actually complimented me. She said "it looks like you have set some personal goals and are meeting them" At first I thought what the heck is she talking about? Then I realized she was saying she noticed that I've lost weight! Hurray, even though that woman gets on my last nerve most of the time, today I wanted to kiss
Other than that happiness, everything has been just normal. I am so trying to be a good girl and eat perfectly. Just looking forward to my romantic night on Friday. I've got to watch those calories, calories. ;)

That quote perfectly describes the day I'm having! YAY! Great work on the 1 pound down. Sacrificing the candy bar is a great solution. It's just real hard to actually go through with it. I don't know where the strength came from but somehow I managed to "kill" the candy.

I am totally with you and the "sock" thing. It was horrible to bend over like that. Amazing what just a few pounds and some exercise can do for us. Now my veins don't pop out and my face doesn't get red when I bend over to paint my toenails. Say goodbye to tummy! Fabulous News!

Thanks for the "thumbs-up". I'll have to try that dog trick. Maybe I should bring her to work with me and sneak her under my desk to eat up all my snacks. :lol: Then she's be a fattie too!

Jeez, don't you wish you could go to Mexico with Hubby? Do you ever go on trips with him? It would be so romantic.

Great observation. I agree, I often don't listen to my body until it's too late. There is that constant battle between brain and mouth. Hopefully brain will come out the winner and body will be happy.

See above...

2cute and Barb,
It sounds like you've been getting a ton of exercise. Remember even if it's fun (or work) it's still burning off fat and calories.

Glad to hear that you are back on plan. Don't kill yourself over it just go for an extra walk.

I'm happy to hear your wound is healing. You sneak, you had me going with the foaming at the mouth comment. Shame. ;)

I'm off to work, this has taken me my whole lunch hour. Just enough time to get some whole wheat pasta and applesauce in me before I go back to the grind. Chow!

07-29-2003, 02:43 PM
Hi Gals,
Uh oh --- I feel the pms and chocolate cravings kicking in. HELP! :tape:

I am just stopping in for a quick hello! One of these days I will find time for one of my long posts....but, I am currently feeling a little overwhelmed with life - between work and projects at home and exercising and blah, blah, blah, I don't feel like I have 2 seconds to myself. I try my hardest not to let things stress me out, and I know most of it is probably that TOM is on the way for a visit. I am glad that I am figuring out my body enough to know what my problem is...so I am going to try my darnest to ride this out.

So, for now I am sending a big HELLO and HUGS to all!!!! I'm trying to keep up with you, just don't have as much time as I'd like to post!


07-29-2003, 05:02 PM
Afternoon chickies,

Muccccch better food day today, Amanda I stuck with my breakfast plan I told you about, with the excpetion of one thing, had to have Cherrios instead of bran flakes I was out!! thanks for the suggestion about the hot cereal going to look for it next time I go shopping! Had lunch of grilled fish, rice, steamed vegetables with lots of lemon!! and water! got about 45 some odd more ounces to go today!! feeling good, still havent done the exercise yet, my neice and I are going to do it together when she gets back in!! gotta get those juices in the old joints to going!!:jig:

Natalie, it is nice to hear a compliment isnt it?? you deserve it, you are doing fantastic, a romantic evening Friday??? a new man?? have fun whatever you have planned! let your hair down, frolic and play and be a kid again!! need to incorporate more of that into my day too!

Barb, that TOM sure is a pesky old coot isnt he?? I look forward to the day he is out of here for good. Try and do something to pamper yourself, a nice warm milk and honey bath, you can mix it up right there at home, luxurious!!! havent done it in a loooong time, because cant get out of bathtub, YET!! BUT I WILL BE ABLE TO!! Take care sweetness!:bubbles:

I agree holeheartedly Katrina that head talk can get us into deep "doodoo" or as my partner's 3 yr old neice Caitlyn calls it "dooloo". I hear those negative tapes playing still, but they are slowly but surely being replaced by positive ones! feels great too! and with every step (even if it is a baby step), I hear them less and less..thanks for the thought!

homebound, I keep a food diary and write down absolutely everything that goes into my mouth, keeps me honest! hid food before, rode around and ate in the car, just throwing the wrappers and cans in the back seat, disrespecting my car, and myself, trashing it! A car I pay $375.00 a month for and I treated it like a peice of junk! how nutso is that?? I rode from fast food place to fast food place, eating in the car, or ordering 2 drinks sometimes so the person taking the order might think I was ordering for 2 people! ha! ordering pizza and eating the entire thing ( a large one!!) and hiding the box in my dresser drawer until I could get the trash out when no one was home, and then pretending like I had not eaten, so I could eat dinner AGAIN! So, writing it down has been very good for me, I write it all down as well as exercise and I try and write a little bit in there each day on my emotions, feelings in order to keep them in check, that is something I didnt do before when I attempted to lose, and I feel i will be successful this time because I am first and foremost being honest about what I am eating, and besides, once a month my dietician looks at it, that really helps me to "keep it real" (to borrow a Dr. Philism!

Well chickadees, I have rattled on and on AGAIN, beats the heck out of overeating:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D

07-29-2003, 06:30 PM
Hey guys....

Just stopping by for a real quick post because I was thinking about you guys. I've been doing laundry just about all day today and I think I have finally made a dent!

I actually started out the day in "slob mode" and decided that it will NOT happen again today and that I was going to get my butt in gear and actually do something. :yes: Thus....the laundry. Lord knows there's always some of that to do. :rolleyes:

I think when I re-join WW, I'm going to let Trey go with me. He is my 10 year old and he is very overweight. I love him more than life itself, but he has a horrible appetite. Hmm, wonder where he got it from? :chin: All joking aside, it really does scare me. I know the last time he was weighed, he weighed 150 lbs and he is bigger now than he was then. The thing about it is.....I am the one who is responsible for what goes into his mouth. One day, I won't be there....but I am now and I have to do something about. His health is in jeorpardy. It is so hard to tell him no though. When I do, he tells me he is hungry, and I have no doubt he thinks he is. I just think rather than trying to do it at home, it would be better if he goes with me to WW and he has to WI and he has that feeling of accomplishment when he loses the weight and it's not just something that we notice.

Tell me what your feelings on this is. I don't want to do anything to hurt him, but not doing anything is going to be far worse. I don't want him to think I don't love him the way he is. You guys know I do, I just want him to live. :(

07-29-2003, 06:44 PM
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