Weight Loss Support - 300+ and ready to try again #397

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08-26-2003, 08:58 PM
We want to invite everyone to join us in our journey.
We share laughter and tears.
We share what works for us and what doesn't.
We recently started a Topic of the Day.

Monday........Motivation Monday
Tuesday.......Tuesday Tips
Wednesday.....Wednesday Weigh ins
Thursday......Thankful Thursday
Friday........Friday Facials, Fingernails and Fun
Saturday.......Sit-up Saturdays - any physical activity
Sunday.........Soup and Salad Sunday - recipes

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

08-26-2003, 10:20 PM
Hey Chicks!! :chicken:
What's happening with everyone??? Hope you all had a great day! It was hot and sticky here today and we had thunderstorms this evening...however, when I went to take out the trash there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky. It really made me smile and realize that there is always something good even when things may look gray!!! :)

Tina --- A new computer??? Yippee! I'm so glad we'll have you back here more often again!!! :cp: Good job staying OP and exercising. I'm so proud of you!!!

Amanda --- It was so good to see you pop in for a quick visit!!! Hope all goes well with the mood. Looking forward to seeing you back here soon! :D

Michelle --- So, did you call the Y?? When does swim class start!!! You can get back into the groove and you'll feel great when you do!!! :) I'm sure Andrew will have a blast swimming!

Connie ---- Big {{{{{HUGS}}}}} going out to you!! I hope you start to feel better soon!!!

A Big :wave: to everyone else!!! I am going to watch Big Brother and Cupid!! It feels so good to sit on the couch and relax knowing that I did my exercise this morning. I'm not looking forward to getting up at 5:45 tomorrow, but I am looking forward to that great feeling of accomplishment when the workout is complete!!!

Catch ya later!

08-26-2003, 10:22 PM
Opps! Dixie - we must have been posting at the same time. We both started a new thread! :lol: I deleted mine and moved my post over. You know what they say...Great minds think alike!

08-26-2003, 11:02 PM
I'm still here and so not OP.

08-26-2003, 11:50 PM
Hey girls -

I'm moved into my new house!! (well, sorta..) but I have my computer setup..it's sooo ghetto....my moniter is setting on a plant stand and my keyboard is on top of a bedside bookcase...but at least I can be online!!! I"m addicted, I swear....

I can't wait to see where I am tomorrow morning...hopefully my grandmother hasn't packed the scale yet!!! :-p


08-27-2003, 12:08 AM
Mary you are not alone - I have been very not OP all week. I have been having so much pain and discomfort with this rectal problem. I've been using food to get it off of my mind and to make me feel a little "better" which it doesn't. I don't know why this had to happen after I had been doing so good losing some of this weight. I know it's my fault because I haven't been drinking water and eating fiber like I should. All I can do is lie in bed because it hurts to sit (especially in the car). Sometimes I feel like a knife is sticking me. I feel like it has a vise grip on me, it doesn't want to let go.

Can anyone help me find other ways to deal with this without turning to food?

I hope you guys don't mind me going on and on about this; there isn't a shoulder at home that I can cry on. Thanks so much for being there.

08-27-2003, 12:32 AM
Hi everybody! :wave: I feel like I'm lost in the shuffle somewhere! :eek: I think I've caught up on the reading, but like someone else said, if I try and do replies, some of them will be soooo outdated, they won't be worth it. So I think I'll just write and let it go at that.

I'm tied up the next three days doing one of the cosmetics resets. I've done 3 stores, and only have 6 more to go! :rolleyes: I hired my neighbor to work for me and I couldn't ask for a better employee. My gosh, she just picks up and runs with the project. We work so well together, it's almost scarey. The funny thing is, I've been in this house since 1986 and we've never been very 'close' neighbors. Actually, there aren't ANY very 'close' neighbors around here. But anyway, she came to me about a year ago and asked for info on what I do and I sub-contracted her to do a couple of things for me. Then I had some '2 person' jobs come up and she worked out real well. So since the first of the year, she does one job permanently each week for me, and one job a month and then I've been able to put her to work doing this project as well. She's really a Godsend.

I did got back to Curves on Monday afternoon like a good little girl! :lol: Somebody asked, I think it was Melissa. Curves is an all women's circuit training course. They're a nationwide, franchised operation. They tout 30 minutes, 3 times a week for a good weightloss and toning program. I was very skeptical about being this large and going in there, but I found the girl to be just really great and all of the women there seem non-judgemental (or I just don't give a crap, one of the two! :D) If I can do it, you sure can too. It's like $29 a month plus a sign up fee.

Michelle: I know you asked about the PB Pie recipe. I'm still looking for it. Wouldn't ya know that I can't put my fingers on it just because you asked? :o

Aradia: Welcome to our little corner of the world. I hope you'll post often so we get a chance to know you.

[[[HUGS]]] to everyone else. I love you all, but just can't spare the time right now to reply. I'm headed to bed :yawn: since I have to be on the job tomorrow at 8:00 AM.

You all have a wonderful night!

08-27-2003, 01:27 AM
Hey everyone :)

I feel so... ugh! is probably the best way to describe it. Being on the normal eating part of this plan is harder than I thought. My once favorite carb loaded dishes don't taste all that great anymore, plus they leave me feeling all sluggish and kind of bloaty. A customer brought chocolate dipped cones in for all of us at work this afternoon and I tried to eat mine. I made it through half and had to throw the rest away. Then I had the pleasure of dealing with feeling all dizzy and gross for the next few hours. It wasn't worth it! I think I'm going to ease back into "regular" eating a bit more slowly. This is obviously too much for my body all at once.

DH has really early class M W F, so I'm in charge of getting the littlest one off to school tomorrow morning. She isn't exactly a morning person, and they can be kind of rough. She also has a super strict diet, so we pack her lunches and snacks for the day. I'm sure it will be fine, but as awful as this sounds when talking about your own child, I'm kind of nervous. It really does take two of us to get her out of the house most days. She is high functioning autistic, similar to Asperger's syndrome, for those of you familiar with the autistic spectrum. Most days go pretty smoothly, and she is an amazing child to live with, but mornings just aren't her best. I think I'll hop out of here and set out all her clothes so there is one less decision to wade through in the morning. :)

Oh! Almost forgot to leave a Tuesday Tip!

Instead of loading up on salt, fats and processed sugars for flavor, try adding some real flavor. A squeeze of fresh lemon over a stir-fry can take the place of a lot of soy sauce. Same for lemon over steamed broccoli, cauliflower or brussels sprouts. Total zing without the big old pat of butter. Add some fresh cracked black pepper, not the pre-ground stuff that has already lost most of its flavor. If a recipe calls for cheddar cheese, try using a medium or sharp cheddar and grate it lightly over the top. The extra flavor will make up for the volume in a big way. Same goes for parmesan cheese. Use the block of parmesan instead of the green can. A little will go a long way! You get the benefit of fresh flavor and fewer calories.

Yes, someone has been reading through her favorite cookbooks tonight... :)


08-27-2003, 01:55 AM
HI guys.!!! Almost midnight again but I am determined to post everyday.

Connie... thanks for starting the new thread. I forget who started the last one... but thank you. I do remember it was your first time. You did great.

Melissa... how did the move go?? I STILL am not settled in. :rolleyes:

Thin and Michelle... I don't know if this is the recipe you are hunting for but I listed a couple of sites too for other recipes.

recipe for peanut butter cups... #382
recipe for Rice Krispie Peanut butter/chocolate bars... #351

Snickers Pie (peanut butter pie is the same but without chocolate puddings)
3 Points Per Serving

1 pint Vanilla Non-Fat Frozen Yogurt, softened

2 tbls Chunky Peanut Butter

1/2 package Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding Mix

1/2 cup Non-Dairy Topping

1 tsp Chocolate Syrup

In a large bowl: 1 pint Vanilla Non-Fat Frozen Yogurt, softened in microwave for 1 minute high 2 tbls Chunky Peanut Butter 1/2 package Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding Mix 1/2 cup Non-Dairy Topping Mix well and pour into 8" pie tin. Freeze until set. Before serving drizzle 1 tsp Chocolate Syrup over entire pie in swirl motion.

Serves 8

HOpe this helped. I just go to "search" and enter Peanut butter and listed Thin as poster. This is a couple I got.

My food is not doing well. I am really missing being on my program.
I have upped my water. :cp: I am exercising. :strong:
But I am making poor food choices. :(

I did not make it to MIssouri Tuesday to see my mom... so I am trying again Wed morning. I did not get to bed until 2am Monday night... so I am forcing myself to bed earlier Tuesday night so I get up early and head out.
I insist on doing my exercise first.... but I am going to have to refrain from the computer before I go. I am always on here for a minimum of an hour. I am meeting my sister for dinner Wed evening too. I am in NEED of new tires. I pray and ask for your prayers that I don't get a flat tire. I will need my guardian angel with me. :angel:

08-27-2003, 05:36 AM
Hi everyone.

I'm really doing awful :( . My food, though I can only eat a little at a time, has been horrible. I had a flippin' pop tart for breakfast!! last night, I cooked a big spaghetti dinner and had some friends over. I couldn't resist the garlic cheese bread and boy did I pay for that for a few hours.

I stopped taking my Prozac when I came back home at the beginning of the month, and I think that is part of my problem. I'm really feeling depressed and moody again from all the stress right now with my DH being gone and dealing with the kids alone, plus the broken down car, plus blah blah blah. I'm going to start back on the Prozac today. I think I'm still at a point where I need to be taking it. I was doing so well before I quit taking it, and my eating has just gone down hill since.

So here I go, trying to claw my way back on that dang wagon again.

Talk to ya later,

08-27-2003, 09:46 AM
Good Wednesday Morning Chicklets!;)

Come on Jen you can do it!!!! A friend and former professor of mine use to say "there's more dirt behind you than in front of you now!", and there is!! You have come a long way!!!! and you have so much to be grateful for, and most importantly, you are still here, and still trying....so, here I am lending you a hand!!!! get on back up here gal!!!

2cute, be careful going to Missouri, I have "been there and done that with the tires"....I can remember a time, just a few years ago, we were buying $ 25.00 tires.....seems like we were down there every few weeks!!! life is much easier $ wise now, and I am sooooo grateful! I took it for granted...but not anymore, I try to be very mindful each day of all the blessings that have been bestowed upon me....there is much work to be done on our home, but I am grateful to have shelter...I am undertaking the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, and I know it will take a long time, but, in the meantime, I am blessed to be where I am....I am grateful to you for giving me incentive!!!!! I so look forward to meeting you next year, you have no idea how that inspires me on a daily basis!!! Because all of you gals are the absolute best!!!! :) , wow, started out talking about balding tires and ended up a confessional, a testimony!!:lol: :lol: strange how this old mind works;)

Andria, thanks for the tips Chickie, I love freshly squeezed lemon on asparagus, and broccoli, yummy!:T

Thin, :bravo: for heading back to Curves.....keep up the good work chickie!

Connie, how long will it be before you heal? that does sound painful honey, I am sorry....:( as far as the tips go, maybe some music, do you have head phones? and maybe journaling.....writing always gives me a clearer perspective...and maybe one of those "doughnut cushions" that folks use when they have hemorrhoidectomys....you can find them at most durable medical supply stores....just a few thoughts. Remember doughnut cushion, not Krispy Kremes!!!:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

MissMelissa, whatever works, as long as you have a :comp: to chat with us!!!

Barb, enjoy your workout???? keep it up chickie, you are doing fantastic!!

All the rest of you chicklets, get in here and post! There is strength in numbers!:)

08-27-2003, 09:56 AM
Good Morning Ladies!
:sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:

Just popping in for a minute while I try to get my laptop booted up for work. For some reason it is not being cooperative and I have a million things to do today. Figures! I went to the gym this morning! :D Since it's a work at home day I wasn't in such a rush to get there at 6am, I got there about 6:40 and it was pretty busy. That appears to be the morning rush time so I had to wait a while for the cardio machine I wanted. I ended up working out for an hour and 20 minutes! :) A mix of cardio and weights. I feel pretty good right now!

I came home and had a bowl of cereal and I'm going back downstairs in a few minutes for some fruit.

I'll have to catch up with everyone later on!

Have a WONDERFUL Day!!!
:encore: :encore: :encore:

08-27-2003, 12:16 PM
Hey everyone :)

Wow, another quiet morning for me! Wahoo! I decided last night that munchkin was going to try going on the school bus this morning. With clothes and all set out and organized last night it was fairly painless. Might have had something to do with waking her up 15 minutes later (not on purpose. My gut is still unhappy about yesterday's food) and just having to go through it all like automatons. We even had 5 minutes to stand there talking with the other kids waiting for the bus. The driver said he would give us a report on if it worked out ok or not. Guess I won't let out a complete sigh of relief until then.

Since the bus, I've been out walking the dog and enjoying a gorgeous morning. It is really humid here right now which is totally weird, but the wildflowers are loving it. Everything was coated with dew and glistening in the early morning sun. I was thinking of Joanne and how much the lane I like to walk on looks so much like hers. :)

Yesterday a dear friend of mine was invited to write a pair of articles for a local magazine. She told the woman who called that they weren't really her style, she prefers to write personality pieces, and proceeded to give her my name. Surprisingly enough, the woman actually knew who I was! She wasn't convinced that I would be ok for it considering the articles are on catering and she said I'm only known for op ed pieces. Well, darling Fae is going in to interview with the woman this morning and work out a deal with her. Fae really, really wants me to be the one writing these articles.

I wish you all could meet her. She is such an incredible woman with the most amazing ability to bring you from the very lowest point in your life up to the pinnacle with just a few words. Fae says her current goal in life is to help me find a job, one we probably create, that suits me perfectly for the healthy mental, physical and spiritual lifestyle I've been working so hard to put together. I couldn't ask for a better friend. :)

I'm going to go putter around the house a bit before getting ready for work. Hope you all have great days!


08-27-2003, 01:23 PM
How are all my lovelies this morning? Fantastic, I hope.

I just have to tell you how much I LOVE my new computer. :comp: I didn't get a bundle package....there was nothing wrong with my old monitor, so I just went to Best Buy and got the CPU. It has Windows XP home edition on it and I love it. SO much better than Windows ME. :yes:

Food is still good. This is my 10th day OP. My 10th day drinking my water. My 10th day making better choices. My 10th day exercising....and I feel SO much better. Don't get me wrong, I still have mounds and mounds of weight to lose, but less than I did 10 days ago! :cb: I have made a goal for myself and have not only written it down in my journal, but I am telling all of you: I WILL re-join WW next Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003. Nothing will stop me. There will not be seemingly more important things in my way. This is very important to ME and I deserve it. So you remember and I expect you to ask me about it, ok? :drill:

Dh asked me last night why I wanted to re-join WW when I could do the program by myself. :rolleyes: Men just don't get it, do they? :no: I had to patiently explain to him that yes, I can do it on my own....but it's easier for me and more motivating when I go to my weekly WI's and am there with other people that have the same goals I have. It's inspirational to have people get excited about your progress and there's a spirit of friendship there as well. I wish I had a buddy to go with me, because that makes it even easier, but no luck so far. That's ok though. I am doing this for me and can do it by myself. :yes:

Barb: I am SO fricken proud of you! You are my inspiration this week. I sincerely hope one day I work up the courage to go workout at the gym or go to Curves, until that day though....it's just me and Leslie Sansone. ;)

Pam: Your last post, even though it was directed towards 2cute, was so inspiring to me. I am undertaking the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, and I know it will take a long time, but, in the meantime, I am blessed to be where I am. You are SO right. This IS the hardest thing we will ever have to do, but man....it will be SO worth it! I can't wait till we all meet up at 2cute's in the Spring.... it will be awesome!!!

Jen: Keep your head up sweetie...you CAN do this. Just because you had the surgery, it doesn't mean that the old cravings are taken away....they are still going to be there. But you can fight them off....we can help. Just keep coming here, you are amongst friends and those that understand what you're going thru, just remember that. {{{Hugs}}}

2cute: Well, I for one am very glad you are determined to post every day...I mean, what would I do without you? Please be careful on the way to Missouri and I hope you get those tires soon so I don't have to worry about you. Also, I am very proud of you and all the exercising you have been doing lately.....and I KNOW your food choices will tie in there soon as well. You can do it sweetheart.... I have faith in you. :love:

Andria: Thanks for your Tuesday tip. It's always nice to have new ideas and ways to spice up your food. It seems like sometimes, even when you are *dieting* (making healthy choices) that you can still have your comfort foods and can get into a rut, so it's always nice to have different recipes and seasoning ideas. :T

Thin: I know how you feel....sometimes I feel lost in the shuffle too. :dizzy: I love it though.... we are VERY blessed to have all these fine chatty friends. I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. :love: Sure sounds like you have been busy lately. I wish I lived near you... I would LOVE to be one of your employees, we would have a ball!

Dixie: We don't mind you using us as a shoulder to cry on... that's what we're here for. The only thing that I'm going to say is what I said the other day. Food will not comfort you. It may for a moment, but then you're just going to feel worse. Not just physically, but emotionally. I am so sorry that you are in such pain, I wish there was something else I could do to help.....it is very difficult to even function when you're hurting, but keep your head up, it WILL get better. In the meantime, always remember, we're here for you.

MissMeliss: Glad that you got yourself all moved and set up and hey...don't worry what it looks like as long as you're here with us! Also remember what I said the other day....don't let the scale be your reward. Let the fact that you are changing your life by making healthy choices be your reward, ok? {{hugs}}

Mary: Ok.....you know I love you, but I'm gonna have to get tough with you. :drill: Even though it may be hard to see right now, you CAN do this. I think you've found a point and have become complacent with yourself. Don't do that. Forge ahead for your good health. We love you here whether you are OP or not....but doesn't it feel much better to be OP? If I can do it....YOU can do it!

Ok, here's my Tuesday Tip: Well, not so much a tip as giving you a heads up. I don't know how many of you eat Boca Burgers, but I have become really unhappy with them as of late, so I took someone's advice and tried the MorningStar spicy black bean burgers and they are awesome! They have a nice texture and a bit of a kick. They are a definite must try. Also, I just bought this at the store yesterday, so I can't tell you what it tastes like because I haven't tried it yet, but I am really excited. It's a new popcorn made by Jolly Time. It's called Healthy Pop kettle corn. The box says the popcorn is sweetened lightly with Splenda and still has that salty taste too. It looks like it will be really good and best of all, a 4 cup serving would only be 1 point! No, that is not a typo....one ONE point. A four cup serving is 100 calories with only two grams of fat and four grams of fiber, so VIOLA....only 1 pt! The bag actually contains 2.5 servings (10 cups) so you can actually have the whole darn thing for only 2.5 points!! Also, another thing I LOVE are Kudos bars. They have a variety pack that has a *snickers* one, an *M&M* one and a chocolate chip one. While they have granola and toasted oats and rice crisps, they also have chocolate and pieces of M&M and snickers. The M&M ones are basically like a thin long rice crispy treat with a thin glaze of chocolate on the bottom and a sprinkling of mini M&M's on top, the snickers ones are have more granola but also have what looks like a snickery type glaze on the top and a thin glaze of chocolate on the bottom. The chocolate chip ones are completely covered in chocolate and have rice crisps, granola and mini chocolate chips inside. The M&M and Snickers ones are only 2 points and the chocolate chip ones are only 3. They are fantastic to ease your sweet tooth and none of them have more than 3.5 grams of fat! :T

Alright ladies.....I have responded to everyone that's been on the thread so far and I am outta here!! Well, not *outta here* since I'm stuck at work but you know what I mean. :lol: Hello to everyone else and I hope you have a terrific day.

I'll pop in tonight with the popcorn report!

08-27-2003, 01:45 PM
Tina thanks for the words of encouragement. I know I can do it but just starting is the problem.

08-27-2003, 03:37 PM
Hello and good bye! We're leaving shortly for our sailing adventure...if i don't get tossed overboard and eaten by sharks, I'll be back on Friday...then Saturday, we're heading back up to the Meadowlands to see BRUUUUUUCE one more time...busy weekend!

Baby we were born to run!

see you all soon!

08-27-2003, 05:10 PM
Hey Gals!
What a frustrating day! I have had computer problems all day -- not my home computer, that is fine. I have a laptop for work that I use to connect to our network and do my work at home 2 days a week. Well, this morning it wouldn't connect. I spent 3 hours on the phone with our I.T. dept. to no avail. They had me run all the diagnostics and basically told me to call them in the morning when I get into the office. That's a big help for today. So, I haven't gotten much work done! Grrrr. And I have such a headache from dealing with it all day! :headache:

Can I share with you what a dork my husband can be???? He bought a new computer a couple weeks ago and also bought a battery backup for our home network. He did all this while I was in FL with my family. Anyway, I get home and hear a beep-beep-beep noise that goes on non-stop. He tells me it's something with the battery backup and he's trying to fix it ---- that was over a week ago!!! Today I finally had it with the $#@& Beeping so I started digging through the paperwork and went over to the thing -- wouldn't you know that on the side of it there is a BIG sticker saying "STOP" and instructing the user how to properly connect the battery. Do you think he even looked at this???? :no: So, I followed the directions and within 10 seconds the beep was gone! Presto! Fixed! Boy, men can sometimes be so useless!!!
:rollpin: :stars: :rollpin: :stars:
I love him, but he can be a ding-dong!!!

I just had to share that with you. :)

I'll check in with you all later!

08-27-2003, 06:35 PM
Don't Forget:


Ok, girls. Is this a big enough reminder??? :lol:

08-27-2003, 06:43 PM
OK be there or be square

08-27-2003, 07:08 PM
:lol:What Thin? Did you say something? :lol:

08-27-2003, 08:04 PM
Hey everyone :)

Thin, you are too funny :lol:
There is a town meeting tonight, but I'm going to try and make it to chat for at least a few minutes.

DH has gone off the deep end with me on this new phase of the diet. He is tempting me with everything from cookies to candy bars and everything inbetween. If I have to print it out on his forehead, I'll get it through to him... I'm supposed to eat in a healthy and abundant manner. Junk food isn't going to cut it! Plus, I just don't want another night spent running back and forth to the bathroom. Somehow I guess he hasn't quite understood that I'm not off the diet, I'm just in another phase. Any suggestions? No? Anyone know the best permanent form of ink to use? :devil:

I'm going to spend some time with the family now. See you all in just a bit!


08-27-2003, 09:23 PM
Thanks Thin....I kept this little reminder on my computer screen when I left for my meeting so when I got back I wouldn't forget about chat!!

Hey Barb...do you need a hearing aid or something??? YOu couldn't hear that woman screaming CHAT all the way from Michigan? LOL

Well I had a very successful first week....I lost 5.2 lbs this week! I am really liking this flex point program. I think it is a lot easier to follow. So here we go for week two...I already have my breakfast and lunch packed for work tomorrow...plan, plan, plan is the key! The total points for the two meals is 12....and I have plenty of food too! Sandwich, salad, apple, oatmeal w/peanut butter and a WW smoothie made with skim milk.

And the best part of my week....today they had a birthday cake for one of the girls...it was CHOCOLATE CAKE...my favorite and you know what...I knew I had such a successful week on program that cake didn't even look at me...it didn't call my name...I had no desire for it....I sure hope I can say that 2-4 weeks from now...I know that every pound lost motivates me to keep going week after week!!

OK I gotta go email my mother real quick and then I will be in chat for a bit...

TTFN Michelle

08-27-2003, 09:31 PM
I saw the surgeon today; I am scheduled for same day surgery next week; the fissure is going to have to be removed, it is in the chronic stage, irritating the sphincter muscle. So I will be sitting in a lot of hot water until next Thursday. She also told me to not use anything "wet" on it - like suppositories, creams, things like that. Just sit in water and "get my a$$ wet" (yes, a dr actually said this). I feel better tonight. Now I've got to get my eating back under control.

Thanks for being there guys :grouphug:

08-27-2003, 09:31 PM
Good Job Michelle!!!!
:cb: :bravo: :cp: :dancer: :high:

08-27-2003, 10:03 PM
Fantastic job Michelle!
:cb: :hat: :goodvibes :balloons:

I knew you could do it.... it was just a matter of pulling it all together, huh? Once again, I vow: I will re-join next Tuesday and I can't wait.

I'm signing off the internet early tonight because I'm really tired. I can't give you the update on how the popcorn was because it didn't work into my eating plan, but I should be eating some tomorrow. I can't wait to try it. :crossed:

Ok, I'm out of here for now....gotta get my Paradise Hotel fix.

Yes, I know...it's horrible. :sorry:

But I love it. :devil:

08-27-2003, 10:49 PM
Well, girls! :wave: I'm glad to see that my chat reminder got a few of you in there tonight. :lol:

Michelle: How awsome that you're down 5.2!!! That's wonderful!!!

Well, girlies, I'm off and running again first thing in the morning. Have I told you recently that I'm too damn old to work this hard?!?!? :o

See you all later.

08-28-2003, 12:46 AM
Hey everyone :)

Michelle, you are the WOMAN!!! The flex program is definitely your friend. :D

Sorry I could only drop in for such a short time in chat. My dad showed up early to walk up to the meeting, and it felt pretty weird sitting here typing with him over my shoulder.

Have a great night! I'm off to do some snuggling with my honey. We haven't been doing enough of that lately. :)


08-28-2003, 04:13 AM
HI guys. :wave:
It is 1:30am and I am home safe and sound.
My mom finally got moved away from her "former" insane roommate.
Her new roommate seems very nice... I am keeping my fingers crossed. It is sad though... she is very young and I hate to think she is doomed to spend the rest of her life in a nursing home. :(
A drunk driver hit the car she and her friend was in. Her friend died... she is crippled for life. She was only 21 when it happened... she is probably only in her 30's. She not only is physically handicapped... I think it must have also done some brain damage too. She is VERY NICE.. but not all there.
I enjoyed visiting with her too. Such a nice change from her last roommate.
Mom is still holding her own. She says she does not feel well... and is having a hard time breathing... but when they test her oxygen level it is okay. :shrug:
My sister is finally showing improvement too. :cp:
Some blood count is up to 11 now... it was only 7. (I think 12 is low normal.) BUT... the doctor told her she would need her spleen removed. anyone know anything about spleens ??

There are sooo many to reply to and it is just too late to get to everyone... but I wanted to tell Jen to "HANG ON"
Make today your first day of recovery again. Don't worry about what you did yesterday or last week or last month. FOCUS on today !!!
If you think about it... you got off of Prozac and added spaggetti and bread and sugar... NO WONDER you are depressed.
YOU CAN DO THIS JEN !!! Don't get mad at yourself... but get mad at that darn bread and spaggetti... and tell it to go to H@%* !!! Get back on the food plan the doctor told you to follow. Everytime that starchy stuff calls your name... say NO !!
Recommit to your recovery.... get determined to do it AGAIN.
Tell that food you don't care how much it tempts you... you will ALWAYS come back to your food plan.
Eating healthy will help that depression.. so will exercise.
I suffered from depression for many many years. I cannot tell you how much eating low carb has helped me there. I swear... if I follow my low carb plan.. I can't make myself get depressed. :lol:
Just hang in there... don't give in or give up. :love:

Pam.. thanks for the concern about my tires. Fortunately I can afford new ones... just finding the time and remembering to do it.
It has not been that long ago though that we struggled to raise our family finacially.
I am glad you are coming to see me (and others) this spring/early summer. I am excited too. :D

Barb... you are on a roll girl. !!! Way to go !!!
I know this is bad of me to say... but I am glad to know my husband isn't the only DORK !!! :lol: He can drive me CRAZY some days. :dizzy:

Thin.. thanks for reminding everyone about chat.
Don't work yourself to death... I want to meet you in person next spring. :D I can't wait !!
Michelle... WOWZA !!!! 5.2 lbs !!!! Way to go !! :bravo:

Connie... glad you are feeling better.

Andria... sounds like Faye is a wonderful friend. I agree with her... you are more than capable of doing those articles. :yes:
Is this Faye the same Faye on another thread??

Tina... my food was good today. :D Tomorrow I have to fast for 12 hours to have some blood work done. I sure wish I had not been eating bad the last couple of weeks. I am sure it will show my weaknesses and not my strengths of the past. :rolleyes:

Mary.... YES YOU CAN DO IT !!!
You are right... getting started is the hardest part... but you have done it before and you KNOW you can do it again.
When you are wanting to eat a no-no just remember the rest of us who are NOT eating it either. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We are all sacrificing for our first couple of days... but then it does get easier and you are no longer sacrificing... you really don't want it anymore. :)

Kat... hope you are having fun. You never did PM me with info on this vacation site. I know my brother and his wife would love to go there. My brother always wanted a sailing boat.

Okay... it is now PAST 2am !!! I really have to go!!
Carpet cleaners are coming tomorrow morning to the old house. It is hopefully the last thing we have to do before selling it.
I still wonder if we did the right thing moving... but I sure am ENJOYING my pool. I don't want to die without having lived first... and since I am so overweight.. this is the ONLY way I can really enjoy swimming... which I LOVE. Swimming in public was just toooooo embarrassing. I have done it.... but swimming at home is soooo much nicer. :D :D :D

08-28-2003, 10:21 AM
Hello Chickies!!

You girls really did some posting yesterday, just finished catching up...I participate in 2 other threads, and it usually takes me a while to get through all the good stuff...couldn't do anymore than that..so I dont even look at any of the other ones!! addictive, just like soap operas!! had to wean myself away from those so I could do this instead!:D :D :D :D which this is a much healthier choice for me...:s:

2 cute...late night last night uh??? get you some rest today....though I am sure you wont!!! you are a busy bee!! thanks for what you said too, focus on today!

well chickies, I cannot respond to all....have to exercise, eat breakfast and meet friend at library at 10a, then work at noon, will ck in tonight around 8ish when I get home....


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08-28-2003, 11:13 AM
:wave: Good Morning All!!!
Just popping in for a quick hello!! I have to surrender my laptop to our help desk at work to try and solve the problems I was having yesterday, so I will be without for most of the day. I'll catch up with you wonderful gals later on!
Make it a great day!

08-28-2003, 11:19 AM
Hi girls! I'm alive, busy with no electricity but alive. :p

08-28-2003, 11:35 AM
DO not post here! Instead, come and join the continuing saga of 300+ And Ready To Try Again.....#398! :wave:

08-28-2003, 11:42 AM
Hey girls!

I've been MIA for the past couple days...or so it seems! I've been trying to come in and make quick updates but I haven't had time for individual posts :p. I've been MOVING...I HATE moving. Most of my stuff is FINALLY here and I have my bed and computer set up, so everything else after that is just minor details :p

Yesterday was sort of a setback (but hey, for every two steps forward you need to allow room for taking one back). I had Golden Grahams for breakfast (which isn't SO bad...five points with the milk)...Then for lunch I did well, i had a 6 inch roast beef sandwich at Subway...and for some reason I accidently said "yes" to the mayo..odd cause usually I ask for the Horseradish sauce (which doesnt TASTE like it's low in fat - even fat free - but it IS!)
For dinner I lost track of my points because my parents ordered from Pizza Hut (gah..three pieces of pizza and two breadsticks..)

:smug: It was good but at least I still feel confident enough about my weight loss "journey" now that it won't set me back.
So anyways....::drumroll:: I lost five pounds this week :p (maybe more, my grandmother has a weird scale and it seems to be really precarious about how you stand on it in order for it to actually read accurate numbers...I usually end up getting on it three times and taking the "best out of three" :D

I'm satisfied with my five pounds even though I know that if i was hardcore I would have lost a couple more :p I'm announcing this as my "water" week..where I wean myself onto water and start drinking less of what I really love...like DP and milk!!! (not mixed together of course :lol:)

I apologize if I am "missing" someone in this post, but I'm only going by what I see here in this thread...:lol:

Pam: I have always preferred this thread, because I have found that I just simply could not relate as well to the other threads..I know it may just be my own issues (I know we aren't judgemental)...I Just have a hard time taking someone who weighs 129 (and is dieting) SERIOUSLY :)....I know we all fight our inner "demons" and what have you..but I don't think someone like ME will be able to relate to someone who has a MUCH shorter journey to go on :cool:

2Cute: Ugh, my heart tears inside me when I hear stories like that. I used to be a nursing major, and it was literally *too much* for me to deal with. I am a very emotional young lady and I take things like people in nursing homes very very personally and I would go home at night after work in tears for these poor residents who didn't have anyone to come in and visit them. Or coming into the hospital to find out that someone had died. It takes a special kind of person to be able to into nursing..and I have some very good friends who would never do anything else with their lives and it's wonderful.

Thin: Looks like you have a new partner in the merchandising industry :lol: I have no idea why...but they send me truckloads of assignment ideas and such...so I'm leaving my other job at Filene's (at least as a regular associate) and concentrating on looking for full time employment, meanwhile I'll take up as many projects as I can I guess. :D

Tina: Thanks for the positive words, you're so right we can't live by the scale...my issue right now is FACING the scale...since I've been "off" on my "diet" for about six months now...I'm facing the grim reality of what might happen to me if I don't lose this weight soon...I am young, I don't want to be morbidly obese by the time I am in my 30's.

That's all for now..I have to go sort through my mail...eek...

I'm sorry for not being there to chat last night!! :( I was still setting up my desk and re-hooking up my computer at that point.

I'll post again tonight, you ladies have a wonderful day/and/or evening.