Weight Loss Support - 300 + Ready to Try Again #396

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08-25-2003, 11:20 AM
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

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

These are not required topics ...just ideas to share. We have found them very helpful. We also share heartaches and fears...joys and celebrations

08-25-2003, 11:23 AM
Well, my first time starting the new thread. Whoa, it only took me about 3 tries. Sorry if I messed anything up. I couldn't seem to get the font right? I'll have to experiment some other time.

I totally missed #395, but I finished reading it just now. Lots of good stuff happening. This is going to be short as I've really got to get to work. I've been bumming around 3FC for most of the morning.

Most is going well, I'm feeling a little down cause I've lost my stong motivation. This week is going to be tough, I've got to get that scale moving in the other direction. Eek!

Have a good one ladies!


08-25-2003, 02:01 PM
2cute; The son is moving into the house with us. His trailer is falling in on him. It was DH's idea not mine. But maybe it will work out in the long run.

08-25-2003, 03:19 PM
I'm at the library catching up on the threads; I have tonight off.

WELCOME Aradia; glad you found us. This is a wonderful group of women. Just make yourself at home.

Thanks for all the well wishes; however, I am not feeling much better and should be hearing from the doc this afternoon, so I am planning to stay home this evening until I get the call. Nice way to spend a day off huh?

I don't have much computer time left. Congrats to everyone posting losses and activity. Hope Tina is enjoying her two days off. Glad you're getting better Mary. Glad Jane and Pam worked things out.

Catch you guys later.

08-25-2003, 03:23 PM
Hey all...

These threads are moving quickly lately! I always love to find lots of posts since the last time I was here!

Well my hiney is a wee bit sore today, but nothing major...actually, not bad enough to keep me from riding later on. My bike is an old Schwinn lady's 3 speed...I bought it at a garage sale quite a few years ago. What a great purchase! I took it to the bike shop to be tuned up and it has been great ever since. I wouldn't know what to do with more than 3 gears!

Another glorious day today. I'm going to have my lunch and get outside to do some gardening. Son is off to the waterpark for a birthday, dh working, and today is my daughter's first day of classes....I'll have to call her later to see how that went. I miss her but I am enjoying my freedom!

yesterday I started a notebook to keep track of all foods that cross these lips. Now here I am, thinking I'm doing really well, eating only measured and planned out, 'good for you' things. This morning, when I got home from work, I had to add a few things...and then a few things more...and, oh yes! a few more things. Every nobble and taste was written down and assigned points. EYE OPENER! :yikes: It came out to 39 points. I had been shooting for around 26! So I'll keep my notebook handy, and I'll be brutally honest about journalling. This may be a good way to get me to actually plan my meals in advance.

Barb and Michelle, Oct 25 sounds good to me then! What a great time of year...Steph, Natalie??? are you up for a get together? Put me down for the Christmas card exchange...that was so much fun!

2cute...prestigous school? Well, it's sure not Harvard or Princeton, but it was selected as one of Time or Newsweek's (I forget which) Top liberal arts colleges. Good to know all those $$$ are being spent wisely. :crossed:

I wanted to do replies, but I know I'll spend WAY more time in here when I need to be outside...I'll try to catch up later.

...hard to do, when the threads move this quickly! I'm thinking about all of you though! Have a great day!

08-25-2003, 04:04 PM
It's been a pretty good morning and afternoon...after my long weekend off it's back to work tomorrow...and I'm giving then my notice...time to really get off my butt and secure a job that pays more than retail. I do after all, have a college degree and I should be able to get SOMETHING (in theory, right?)

The hot weather has taken a vacation up here..it's been in the 70's all weekend...perfect for pants and long sleeves when you're inside. I had a modest bowl of cereal for breakfast and plain bologna and cheese for lunch.

I have to be all moved out by Thursday..:/....

08-25-2003, 05:09 PM
Hi Gals,
Ugh, what a day. :dizzy: I started out the day with a Dr. appt. Went ok - it was more of a talk with my OB/GYN about infertility. DH has to have more tests before we start treatment - he was suppose to have them this morning but due to his UTI he didn't go so we have to wait till he feels better. Then my Dr. sent me for more bloodwork for possible thyroid probs. Since I can't get into the specialist until Nov. she wants me to go back to my family Dr. - I am doing that on Friday. Then my dentist office called and said my insurance wasn't paying my claim - some software problem that has been fixed - hopefully.....:blah: So, I have been on the phone all day trying to take care of everything. Needless to say, not much has gotten done at work. Oh well.

Tomorrow morning I am starting my morning workouts. I am looking forward to a change in routine. The plan is to get up at 5:45, be at the gym at 6:00, when they open. Work out for an hour, back home to get ready, leave the house at 8:00 and be to work at 9:00. Then I'll work until 5:30, home by 6:30 and have a few hours to myself....at least that is the goal. I know it's going to take some getting use to, but I think it will all work out.
I just signed up for our insurance Healthy Lifestyle plan --- I have to go to the gym 120 times and then I get $150 back on my enrollment fees!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! I need to get back to work. I'll see you ladies later!
;) Barb

08-25-2003, 05:42 PM
Hey gals, I decided I am going back to Curves once my son starts school again. For now, I am going to stick to my WATP tapes and keep drinking that water. I got on the scale and was not too happy. I gained back all 14 lbs that I had lost while going to Curves. I have no one to blame but myself and I am sick of this yo-yoing. My husband and I have decided that we aren't going to have any more children and I want to be healthy and active for the 2 that I have. I have my yearly ob/gyn appt on Oct 7 and will discuss with my doctor about getting my tubes tied. I would like to have 10 lbs gone by then. Wishing won't get me there. I have to work for it. I know I can do it. Sorry I don't have time for replies now. I have to go to work. I'll try later when I get home.

08-25-2003, 05:43 PM
Well I guess I better post and chat with you all, before the thread changes again.

So far today has been a great day. I have an appointment with my doc this afternoon. I am looking forward to talking to him about my low-low libido and my weight loss since last month. I'm on Wellbutrin right now and it has done wonders to help me quit smoking and for the depression, but yikes! I have no sex drive to speak of. Sometimes I feel like I'd rather balance my check book than be intimate. UGH, there has to be hope.
On to replies;

Hey Barb!
Interesting thing with the morning workouts. I've always heard that it's supposed to be the best time to workout. There's less time to make excuses and supposedly your metabolism is boosted all day from a morning workout. More power to ya though, I can never get my lazy butt out of bed in the morning.

Good luck on the new change! I know just how you feel about finding the right position. Sometimes it can be so frustrating. It cooled off here for about 10 minutes yesterday. I think the heat is back though I haven't been outside since this morning.

I am all in for meeting up on the 25th of Oct. I can't say I've ever been to Peddler's Villiage but I'll give it a try. I'm nervous to meet all of you already. Eeeeek!

Sorry you're still not feeling well. :( Hugs to you.

Keep your chin up! You've made a promise to yourself to lose, no one said it was going to be easy or you wouldn't have slips. Now is the time to get back on your feet and keep going. I know how hard that can be, we are hear for you when you need us. You are doing a wonderful job!

Welcome Aradia, hello to Grannie, Tina, Lori, Pam, Sandy, Jo Anne, and whoever I missed!

08-25-2003, 06:25 PM
Well, I figured I better check in before yunz sent the National Guard out to hunt for me :lol:

I'd spent the better part of last week on my TOM; and you all know that feeling...totally bloated and that general EWWWWWW feeling. I was pretty wiped out most of the time. Geez, sometimes I wish menopause would just get here so I can get this part of my life over with. :lol:......Talk about something zapping your energy! Yikes.

At least the cramps problem is finally solved with the weight I did drop recently...five months without them?! WHOA! That's a record for me!

Well, it's getting back to school time around here, which means the neighborhood will be quieting down again. Usually in our neck of the woods, it also means it will get hot as Hades again for a short period of time. Every year, it never fails. I'm also one of those annoying people that does her Christmas shopping around this time when I do my fall wardrobe updates. Yeah, I know. BORING. But I have a better chance of getting good stuff that way and not falling on my tookus on the snow and ice either.

Yesterday, I did a two-mile hike and didn't even stop for breath. I guess I must be doing something right! I also happened to notice something else this summer that didn't happen that did in previous summers: I had problems with swollen feet and ankles, and this year, I had no trouble at all (knock on wood)!!! :cp:

Well, time for dinner. Tonight it is tuna salad on Wonder Lite white with lettuce and tomato. I'm not cooking for one. :lol:

Terri in MO
08-25-2003, 09:12 PM
Hi ladies,

Just checking in for Monday night. Not a good night. Neither one of us feel good because of the heat and humidity. Too hot for even the dog to eat. We ended up ordering pizza because its too hot to work in the kitchen and we are not allowed to BBQ because of the drought. Kind of makes us down. So no exercise tonight and won't even be walking the dog.

I'm going to go sit and try to get rid of this headache.

Have a good evening.

08-25-2003, 10:33 PM
Well I feel like :censored: right now. It happens sometimes...I stayed within my points range but I still feel disgusting and...fat...:lol:...I think this is my sign that now I have my food under control, it's time to start getting more active. ALL the walking tapes and exercise equipment is at the other house, at the moment...gah. Once I'm actually at the new house I want to start doing weights and my walking tapes alternately in the week. I'm thinking four days a week, two days cardio/ two days strength training :) My road is super scary so I seriously think walking there will be off limits, unless I can find some new road off of the main road that I can walk down. I just HOPE HOPE HOPE that come "weigh in wednesday" i'll have actually lost some weight ::crosses fingers::

WELCOME ARADIA! Just feel free to jump in any time...heh heh :)

Natalie: ha ha, you did fine. I remember when I did it for the first started posting here, I asked everyone if it was ok to do it, I felt like I was overstepping my bounds and breaking the rules or something by doing that, lol.

Katrina: gears were always beyond me on bicycles...I've had ten speeds all my life and never move the damn gears..EVER :lol:

Barb: You sound like me, you've got the schedule all planned out..now let's just see if I can actually stick to mine...:lol:

Steph/Thin: Perhaps either of you ladies could inform me about Curves..what is it exactly? I keep hearing you guys talk about it, naturally my curiosity needs to be sated...

Loranden: Believe it or not, I have horrible cramps too...I've gone on the pill to cure them and...get this..they got worse...but they did get regulated..then I started to get scared that maybe I'm ruining my body's chance for having babies...so I went off them...now my "TOM" (as you say) is totally irregular and HEAVY.

ALl right kids...I know this was a short post but I've got to call someone this evening and I'm already late :p


08-26-2003, 12:43 AM
Evening Ladies,

Home from work, time to start MY weekend now!!! yipppeee!:dizzy: :D and I am off Sunday and Monday too....an actual Sunday and a holiday....doesnt take much to make this old gal happy!:cb: :dance:

MissMeliss: good luck on Weigh in Wednesday, here's hoping you get good news:crossed:

Lori, the TOM is the pits here too......I have been very lucky these last 2 wks and have not be plagued by him!! I have been having pre-menapausal stuff going on for about 2-3 yrs now, I want it to be OVER!!!!! I have noticed some slight improvement with the intensity of the cramping, seems to have lessened since I have been exercising.

Natalie, you are right the anti-depressant meds can playBobs havoc on the libido....I have been taking Zoloft for about 5 mos or so now, and have no interest what so ever!!! but mentally, I have never felt better, to me, at least for now it is a consequence I can live with. I feel like it has given me my life back!!:) so, I will just have to deal with the lack there of!!!

Bobsgal: I have been considering go to Curves too, I want to get my stamina built up a little more though, and I love the WATP tapes, today I did the 2 mile tape all the way through to the end!!!! the plan is to do it till 9/25 and then start on the 3 mile tape. I do it 6 days a wk without fail. Feeling :strong: :jig:

Barb, sounds like a great plan to me, you rock girl!!!;)

Katrina, did you ride that bike today kiddo?

Connie, I will be thinking good thoughts for you and sending :goodvibes your way, hoping you do not hear any bad news from the Dr. visit...take care

well chickies, my day is coming to an end her, just needed to say goodnight to my friends! Check in with you all tomorrow.

08-26-2003, 12:46 AM

Bobshavoc?? what kind of word is that...Bobsgal you were creeping in on my mind when I was telling Natalie about my lack of sexual prowess!!!! what is up with that????:D :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

08-26-2003, 01:08 AM
Hey everyone :)

I'm doing things backwards tonight. I keep trying to get caught up on reading and then when I get ready to post, something comes up. So, tonight I'm writing and then hurrying back to read!

My WI was this morning, and it appears I've hit a plateau. I know this is going to sound weird as all get out, but I was actually stoked. This is when I get to test out Phase 3 of this diet and see if it is really something I'm going to be able to live with for the long haul and will work for me.

Phase 3 is all about eating in an abundant and healthy manner. You set a high weight of 3-5 lbs., whatever you can lose in 72 hours. When you hit the top, you do Phase 1 for a couple of days until it is gone again. The idea is to get your body adjusted to your new weight and not slow the metabolism down from starvation dieting. The high weight should take longer and longer to reach. When you can go a few weeks without hitting your high weight, you go back on the 6 week plan.

Anyway, my line of thinking is that if this part works for me and I already know the other phases work, then I'm headed the right direction. So often I've tried diets that only work a few weeks or months and then I'm back to square 1 +10 lbs.

This diet seems to be about the only thing going right in my life. My new job is great, but... the town council met the other night and decided they need to advertise my job. So, I'm still working, but they informed me it is as a temp. I'm supposed to interview with everyone else. Somehow that doesn't sound promising to me. :( I'm well qualified, I'm doing a great job and the other clerk says she loves working with me, so we'll just wait and see. DH is still out of full-time work, but he has a lot of apps out. His part-time job, the one that is supposed to pay weekly, has managed to screw his check up 7 weeks in a row now. They promise it is solved and we will finally be paid this Friday. DH was caring for another gentleman (he does home health) during the days the last couple of weeks as something to fill in until he has another full-time position, but the man's brother called today and let us know the man had passed away last night. Adam has cared for this man for over a year now and they were pretty close. As hard as it is going to be without that extra money right now, he is going to miss his friend even more.

Last week was really hard to take. I hit a low point that I haven't seen in years. But, I listened to the advice you all had given me when I thought I was pretty low the week before. I let myself be angry. I let myself cry. I took the time it needed and went through the process. This week, even with a few new twists added to the challenge, I can see them for what they truly are. They are challenges, they are lessons, they are obstacles to overcome. I'm feeling so much stronger and resilient. It is like a crack has formed in the shielding and my true light is beginning to shine out. I wish I could hug you all and tell you personally how much you helped get me through. I honestly believe you saved my life. Thank you!


08-26-2003, 01:24 AM
I don't have a long time to post.....because it has taken me forever to get things up and running all the bugs worked out. I just had to come in here and let my family know......


08-26-2003, 02:57 AM
Tina welcome back. :cp:

Andria.. it is heart warming to read your post. :love:
Just being a part of this group and knowing we are helping each other is heart warming too. I am proud to belong to such a loving group of women.

Ladies... I hate to disappoint you... but once your body quits having periods... your doctor will put you on pills to force you to have then even longgggger. Grrr.
I told my doctor that those pills cause SEVERE DEPRESSION in me and she told me to take them anyways. :rolleyes:
I tried for several months... but the last time I took them.. I seriously thought I could commit suicide.... and I am sure my family wanted to commit HOMICIDE. :lol: I can laugh now... but it was no laughing matter then. I am too afraid to take them again. That was the MOST depressed I have ever been.

it is past my bed time... I have got to go.
I plan to go to Missouri in the morning.

08-26-2003, 04:16 AM
Sorry I've been AWOL. We are still moving and this week will be a busy one. Trying to get all moved in by next Monday. Then I hope to have a yard sale week after that. So, guess there isn't much break in sight. I just wanted to let ya know I'm still around, although I haven't been keeping up on the thread or anything and I'm way off program. Next month will be a fresh start though.

:wave: Hi! To everyone, hope everything is going well.

08-26-2003, 08:04 AM
Hiya everyone!

I know, I'm just terrible about posting. :shrug:
Just letting you all know that...

I am still here,
I still haven't lost any more weight
I'm still working on it

That's about it.

Talk at ya later,

08-26-2003, 09:30 AM
I can't stay on long, for I must escape to work, but I wanted to take note that so far this week I am down by two pounds...we'll see what tomorrow will bring, shall we?

08-26-2003, 10:24 AM
Good Morning,

Andria....sweetheart, I am so proud of you for coming to the realization you did........You are a wonderful woman, who has many gifts to offer, and your very presence here is a gift to us. Your light is shining and I can see it all the way down here in the heart of dixie!!! Bless you my little chickadee!:D

MissMeliss, down 2 lbs...:spin: :cp: :bravo:

Jen, please come here and post, when you are losing or not losing, you bring alot to our little group.....our :love: :grouphug:
has no conditions!!

Amanda, thanks for the e-mail and the post here. I miss you my friend! But I know this is a busy time for you now, good luck on the moving!! and I am sooooo glad you met a new friend in town!!! Happy crafting!

2cute, drive safely...where exactly in Oklahoma are you? I have driven through 2 times and both times only on Interstate 40....isn't your mom in Missouri?

Tina, so glad the "Queen B" is back on line......it is not the same here without you chickie!!:dance: In my mind's eye you are our resident bad girl!!! A hot mama, riding a motorcycle, going to Nascar, I know it is all because of Tony!!!:s: the little:devil:
you scream fun to me and good times!!!! Hope to meet you in the Spring at 2cutes or sometime soon!!! We will have a ball:D :D

Okay chicksters, think that just about brings me up to date.... time to get moving and walk that walk!! Let's do it!!!

:strong: :dancer:

08-26-2003, 10:36 AM
Good Morning Gals,
I just popped in for a quick Hello! :wave:

I did my new routine this morning and loved it. I was at the gym by 6:15 - did a 45 minute workout. Only problem was the eliptical machines I like were all taken when I got there. They open at 6:00 so I guess I need to be there when they open. However I did another similar machine which was a good workout and I did the circuit on the Nautilus machines. I got back home, showered and ready for work at 7:45, and got to my desk at 8:45. Not too bad. I did tell Jeff we have to figure out a tag team approach with the dogs in the morning. He was still asleep when I got home -- he can at least get up a few minutes early to help with the doggies so I can get out of the house. :) I am really hoping to make this routine work. I love that I already have my exercise done and am looking forward to 'me' time tonight. I may still walk with the dogs or on the treadmill occasionally in the evenings, but if I don't I'm not going to worry about it since I did the morning thing. Yes, I know I am babbling, I think I am just sorting this all out in my head and it helps to write it out....I'm done now.....

just got a call to help someone out with a project so I better scoot....I'll catch up with you all later!

Barb :)

08-26-2003, 11:58 AM
Hey everyone :)

I am so NOT the rise and shine girl this morning! :lol: I think I did too much yesterday is all. I'll take an easy exercise day today and get back to it tomorrow. This totally sweet woman I have attended water aerobics with the last 3 summers knew I couldn't afford my passes any longer, so she gathered passes from other women who can't finish out the season and brought me a card. So, I've been trying to get to both water aerobics and to my Curves workout as well. Last night I was so tired I probably couldn't have worked up the energy to drool on my pillow. It was so much fun, though! I truly miss my water aerobics crowd, plus the workout just can't be beat for the entire body. Yes, this is coming from a serious Curves lover! In my best possible world, I would be able to alternate days of each all week long. Too bad the pool closes next Monday. :( Maybe I could move in with 2cute... ;)

DH started back to school this morning and the munchkins are off to school as well. This means I have the house and a whole bunch of peace and quiet for another 60 minutes! Wahoo!!! I'm going to spend 10 minutes folding laundry the twinks left sitting out last night, 10 minutes loading the dishwasher that also didn't get done last night, and then the rest of the 40 minutes is mine! :D I'm trying to remember how important it is to spend time nurturing myself. Without it, I tend to allow myself to be lost in the shuffle.

Thanks for the kind words, and thank you always for your willingness to share so much of yourselves here. It helps to remind me daily that I am not alone in any sense of the word.


08-26-2003, 01:29 PM
Afternoon girlies,

You are all so chatty lately. I just love it. But, I have to scold myself for falling so far behind. Seems life has just been so busy these past few weeks not to mention my funk that I am stuck in. But school starts when we get back from Vacation next week and the summer will be over and I am hoping for a new start. All the cookouts and campouts etc will be done and over except for girls weekend in Sept.

I hope everyone is doing well. I wish I could catch up on personal replies but my post would be a mile long if I did and half of the stuff would be outdated now.:dizzy:

But, I did want to welcome Tina back and ask if she got the old computer fixed or what did you get for a new one?


08-26-2003, 01:47 PM
I am at work right now, but just had to check in with you real quick.... you know, got to get my fix. I've been sitting here for about an hour reading all the posts and whew....are my eyes tired! :tired:

I'm not going to have time to individually reply to everyone, but a few things are sticking out in my mind, so I will comment to those.

Right now though..... I have to say, I am SO happy to have a computer back at home.... well, one that is running at least! We finally got our child tax credit check and that baby burned a hole in my pocket till I drove in the driveway with our new system! AND......we got a really good deal, so I should have enough left over to do the pre pay at WW! ;)

I am happy and proud to report, this is my 9th day OP and I am doing fine!! I still have not weighed in yet, so I don't know what I have lost, but I can tell by my body and by the way my clothes are feeling that I have definitely lost. What I am trying to do, is not to be ruled by the scales.....which brings me to my post to MissMeliss: This is a quote of something you said on the last thread......
I just HOPE HOPE HOPE that come "weigh in wednesday" I'll have actually lost some weight. :crossed: Girl, I know how hard it is to want that scale to be good to us and then have it bite us in the butt. It stinks. Please do not let the scale rule you. If you do, it can sometimes end up hurting more than helping. If you are eating right, drinking your water and exercising, the weight loss will come!! I have been OP and exercising for 9 days straight and have not weighed myself. No matter what that scale says....whether it be good or bad, I know that I've made an effort. I know that I've drank my water till my eyeballs floated. I know that when others around me were eating certain things, I looked past them and made the healthy choice. I took the initiative to get up off my butt and put that WATP dvd in the player and burn off some calories. What the scale says will not change that. So for that very reason, I'm not planning to weigh for awhile. I know if I re-join WW soon that I'll have to weigh, but that would be the only reason. Please do not let what the scale says be your reward. Let the fact that you have changed your life for the better be your reward. :smug: Here's a quote for you and for all of us:
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

So, onto some other replies:

Pam: Your "description" of me cracked me up. :lol: I don't know if I quite see myself as a bad girl on the back of a Harley, but if Tony pulled up in my driveway, I'd like to think I'd hop on and head off into the sunset. :s: Of course, knowing me....I'd fall off halfway around the block, break my leg and he'd have a heartattack laughing. Naaah, on second thought, I'll just keep dh. Nice to dream though...huh? :cloud9:

Michelle & Barb: So glad you guys got to meet, you make me so jealous. I'm glad you had a great time.

Sandy: Isn't today your anniversary? If so,

Andria: So glad we were able to help you. That's what we're here for.

Kat: Sounds like you did really good getting your daughter off to college.... I only wish I can do as well one day. :(

Ok, that's all I can do for now because I'm getting the evil eye. Of course, won't have to worry about cramming everything in here anymore. I'll see all my family when I get home!!


08-26-2003, 02:08 PM
Hello, Hello!

I just finished my yummy lunch and reading over your posts. Speeding along now aren't we. The scale still says 210. Very annoying because this would be my 3rd week at the same weight. I went to the doc yesterday and I've dropped 9 pounds since my last trip. He was very happy to see that. However when I mentioned to him about my low libido he was very aloof. He says although the Wellbutrin is working and he doesn't want to change my dose he isn't concerned about my libido. That jerk. He thinks it's still my depression creeping up and zapping the libido. So all I can to is hope that once some more weight comes off I'll feel better about myself and will be back at the big-n-tasty in no time. Poor Thomas though. :(
I don't know what to do about it anymore.

That is enough of my saga. I've got some more posting around here to do so I'd better get to it. Have a great afternoon girls!

08-26-2003, 02:49 PM
Yeah, I know how you feel about that side effect of Wellbutrin, Natalie. Prozac did the same thing to me for the longest time when I began taking it in 1997.

Tina: WELCOME BACK ONLINE, BABY!!! It will be great seeing ya more often again!

It's been thunderstorming off and on the better part of the day today; so much for going for a walk outside. One moment, the sun comes out, the next thing I know, a clap of thunder and a downpour. Geez. :rolleyes: So it's been pretty much boring things inside the house today with the vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning the cat box. Yee ha. :lol:

08-26-2003, 03:30 PM
Hey kids...

Wow, do i have a headache...(I just felt the need to share that) I think it's allergies...all the rain we've had this season must have the ragweed flourishing...I have been very sneezy lately.

Welcome back, Miss Tina! I'm thinking of pre-paying @ WW too, no excuse then to NOT go! Once again, you've share some wise words with us:
Let the fact that you have changed your life for the better be your reward. So very true...

Sandy...I'm envious of your vacationing next week! I love to take vacation the last week of summer! It gives you the whole summer to look forward to it, the weather is usually nicer, and then you just swing right back into the real world! Our's was in July this year...seems like SOOO long ago...Have a great time!

Andria, enjoy your quiet time! My son doesn't go back til Sept 3...That was really thoughtful of your friend to get you the passes for water aerobics! I love those classes too!

Barb, good for you, exercising so early! It does start the day off right. I always found that I had so much energy at work (when I worked days) after i exercised. Plus, it's just such a good feeling, KNOWING you've done it! The rest of the day is yours! Your enthusiasm is getting me geared up to get back to my gym. I'm thinking once scjool starts, I'll be heading back.

2cute...gee, thanks for those encouraging words about the old TOM! Just when we thought we had something to look forward to...

Pam...yes I DID get on my bike yesterday! It was great. I think I'm going to ride to the library later...I have some books to return...for quite some time now! (whoops) I really do enjoy riding, my butt isn't quite as sore and I'm even getting over my shyness about my fat bod being seen cruising around the neighborhood on my bike! BTW, have a great "weekend!"

I have to cut this short...I need to get my self in gear and start packing for our sailing adventure...One more night of work and we head down tomorrow for two days of sailing lessons...this should be interesting!

Hi to everyone else...keep up the good work!

08-26-2003, 07:50 PM
Wow its been over 4 hours since someone posted!! Where did you all go???

Tina glad to see you got your new computer...its almost like being without a car...you know....that stranded feeling!! Like Pam said...its not the same without you here Sweetie!! You are really missed!

Barb...you go girl....I need to get that exercise routine thing going again! I am going to call the Y and sign Andrew up for those swimming lessons when I get off here so hopefully that will motivate me!

Amanda...glad to see you back. I was wondering what you were up to! Are you going to be on chat tomorrow night? I will be after my WW meeting tomorrow....hopefully I won't forget..someone needs to post a big sign for me on the thread that night!

Lori all I can say is that you must have the cleanest litter box in the world!! LOL

OK sorry to not post to everyone but I need to get some stuff done and my little guy wants some attention...his daddy went fishing for a couple of hours and he's not a happy camper that he left the house without him!

Have a great night!

TTFN Michelle

08-26-2003, 08:09 PM
Just wanted to pop in here real quick.... a lovely bubblebath is calling my name.

So far, so good today. Still OP and have several points left to go. I'm not exercising tonight, but will for sure tomorrow night. I try to get something in at the very least, every other day. I did the two mile yesterday and hurt my knee while I was doing it, so I'm giving it a day to recover.

#1 son is in the kitchen right now grilling chicken for dinner. Isn't he great? :T

I hope you all have a wonderful night and I'll check in with you first thing in the morning.

P.S. I am SO very excited about this WW Flex Points Program. IF I CAN EVER GET TO RE-JOIN! :mad: I had planned to tonight and dh wanted to run to Chattanooga (25 miles away) to pick up some football pants for Trey and by the time we got back, it was too late. Now the next meeting is not till Monday (which they probably won't have because it's Labor Day) so that makes me not being able to go back till next Tuesday. Grrr

Don't you worry though..... I am on my way! :cb:

08-26-2003, 08:54 PM
I'm back at work tonight; not OP today, just felt miserable all day. I have an appointment with a surgeon Wed for an evaluation. I am so tired of being in pain. Tylenol seemed to help though.

WELCOME BACK ONLINE TINA :cp: :cp: and enjoy your bubblebath:bubbles: :bubbles:

Okay spent a lot of time reading posts so I've got to get back to work. Have a good evening ladies.

08-26-2003, 08:59 PM
STOP!!! Do not post here....follow us to 300+ and ready to try again #397!!!

See you there!