Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again....#398

08-28-2003, 11:37 AM
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08-28-2003, 11:46 AM

Does anyone have any idea why the :censored: I can't seem to get this thing to print bold/huge/letters or whatever? every time i do it, it just shows the html tags..:mad:

08-28-2003, 11:53 AM
I just decided to move the post over to this thread :D

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.


08-28-2003, 12:00 PM
Good morning my fine feathered friends.... how are you today? Wonderful, I hope. I'm here at work slaving away :write: and am very happy to have an off day tomorrow. :yes:

I called WW in Chattanooga (25 miles away) and they have the new Flex Points calculator and new eating out and dining guides and I'm going down there and picking those up. Since my WW meetings are held at a church instead of an actual location, we don't have as many supplies as some of the stores do and when we get stuff, it sells out really quick. (past personal experience) So, I'm going to get my stuff in Chattanooga tomorrow, that way....when I join on Tuesday, I will already have them. I am so excited! :cb:

I've got to learn to ease up on myself. ( I can almost hear Thin shaking her head) :no: Ok, here's the deal. Yesterday, my co-worker decided that she wanted to get take out from our favorite Japanese restaurant. I had already brought a Healthy Choice dinner with me along with some strawberry applesauce, so I was good to go. Well, once she announced where she was going.....I was all in a twitter, because you know: I wanted some Japanese food too! What I usually get is sesame chicken. It is grilled chicken (pieces) with mushrooms, carrots and a sprinkling of sesame seeds in teriaki sauce w/fried rice. The portions are absolutely huge. They also give you something called "shrimp sauce" which looks somewhat like thousand island dressing, but not as thick that I pour over my rice. Well, I told her that I had my lunch with me and that I didn't want anything. Well, the closer it got to time to call it in, I decided I was having some. I would just make the healthy choice and get steamed rice instead of fried. Good choice, right? I mean, after all.....grilled chicken, mushrooms and carrots are not that bad. So I get my lunch and I eat it. Even though I counted the rice as 12 pts. (I figured there was about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of it) the chicken, carrots and mushrooms as 7 pts and even allowed a whopping 6 pts. for the "shrimp sauce" because I wasn't sure how much it was.....anyways, I allowed 25 pts. for the whole meal. Yeah, I realize it probably wasn't that much, but I'd rather be over than under in my figuring. So that put me at 29 pts. for the day because I had already had some cereal for breakfast. I figured I could still work in 5 pts. when I got home, I would just eat a salad or something.

Well....even though I chose a healthier version of my Japanese favorite, even though I'm sure I overestimated the points, even though I was still within my range......I STILL beat myself up over it. Why? Heck if I know. I guess because it wasn't a planned meal and right now, I'm trying to be a little strict on myself since I'm near the beginning of starting over. So, I decided that since I'd messed up, even though technically I hadn't, I decided to mess it up real good and had a serving of hamburger helper (stroganoff made with ground turkey) and corn that my dh made for dinner. Later last night, I had a sandwich (not too bad) LF sugar free wheat bread, lean honey ham, FF cheese, honey mustard and lite mayo and some light cottage cheese. Oh, and did I mention....throughout the day, I managed to eat a whole bag of yogurt raisins?! Yeah, the darn things are back in the house again because I bought a bag (ok, no lies) two bags...when I was feeling strong. But when the first moment of weakness came along...where did I go? Straight to my comfort food. :mad:

Don't get me wrong. I'm fine today. It was a momentary lapse. It just made me mad that even though I had my Japanese meal and was still within the guidelines, that just that little slip or so I saw it because it wasn't a planned meal, made me feel like such a failure that I had to try and do more damage to myself. I have got to stop this STINKIN THINKIN! :nono:

Anyways....don't worry gals. I'm totally fine, I just wanted to share that with you because if I didn't get it off my chest I thought I would die. Thank you for your ever present and loving ears. You guys are the best and I truly do not know what I would do without you.


08-28-2003, 02:12 PM
Good morning from Forest Public Library . I have done good so far today.
Breakfast : Slim Fast Granola Bar
Skim Milk
310 Cal

Sand made with diet bread and turkey cold cuts
Campbells veg soup
diet drink
About 400 Cal.

So far So Good.

08-28-2003, 02:14 PM
Yeah you overestimated your points..that's a good idea...and think...Japanese food..you could have messed up REALLY badly if you had wanted to (thinking of all the fried food and jambalaya chicken and stuff)
Dude, who WOULDNT pass up a chance to eat Japanese? :) You did well, just plan the rest of your day accordingly.

08-28-2003, 05:18 PM
Ok, I'm hopping on here for a moment with the popcorn report.

As I said earlier, I bought some new popcorn and I thought I would give you a report on it. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being highest, I would give it about a 5. It is very sweet. If you like your popcorn sweet, then you will probably like it. However, it is not butter flavored (which I really like) and just sort of tasted like plain popcorn with sugar on it. On a good note, if I had eaten the whole bag it would have only been 2.5 points, but I did NOT eat the whole thing. I took a small bowl and gave the rest to the kids. :lol:

In case you are interested, it's made by Jolly Time and it's called Healthy Pop. I can't give it a thumbs up, so I'll give it a :shrug:. That's the best I could come up with. I do know I do not plan on buying it in the future AND am putting it in the cabinet that the boys and dh eat from. :s:

Geez, can you believe I just typed two whole paragraphs about popcorn? Can I ramble or what? :blah:

P.S. My microwave caught on fire while I was popping it, so I also considered that a sign that I shouldn't eat it anymore. :yikes:

Speaking of my microwave, here is something that really makes me :mad:. We have the kind that has the turntable thingy in the middle that you sit the plate on and then there's this ring with rollers on it that rotates the plate as you're cooking. Well.... what has happened, is that the wheels have rotated so much that they have chipped the paint off the bottom of the microwave and it has started to rust. I guess the friction of the wheels going round and round just finally wore a groove into the paint and it started peeling away. Anyways, I'm in the midst of popping my popcorn and I see smoke coming from the thing. I'm thinking at this point.....Hmmm, NOT good. :no: So when I go over to it, I see flames in the bottom. Guess it's time for a new microwave, huh? :yes:

Oh well, it's time to go for now. Trey has a football jamboree tonight and we have to be there in aproximately 2 hours and I still have to get dinner done and get changed. I'll try to pop back in later this evening with a football report. I hope you all have a terrific evening and I did want to say to:

Mary: Good job so far today!! :high: Just stay strong. I KNOW you can do it. The first day is always the hardest, but it gets easier as it goes. Remember, we're always here for you.


08-28-2003, 09:42 PM
Hi Gang -
Sure is quiet around here this evening. What's everyone up to?
My day ended up being fairly useless. Grrr. I turned my laptop over to our I.T. dept at 10am and didn't get it back until 6pm. And, guess what ---- still doesn't work correctly!!! :bomb: I'm a little miffed about it! Not sure what I am going to do tomorrow. I am scheduled to work at home but can't connect to the network. Don't feel like driving an hour just to have them take my computer all day again. Today I cleaned my desk and organized all my files, don't feel like doing anymore of that tomorrow. I know the office it going to be quiet because of the holiday weekend. I may just stay at home and work on what I can without connecting to work. I'll see how I feel in the am.

I have an appt. in the morning to see my doc and find out the results from my blood work earlier in the week - thyroid tests.

We aren't doing anything this weekend. Just planning on putzing around the house and relaxing. Maybe a movie or something.

Tonight we have a Fantasy Football draft on-line. We've been playing with the same group for nearly 10 years. It's a lot of fun. I don't keep up with football like most of the guys, but I enjoy it and the group is fun.

Melissa - :dancer: Congrats on the loss this week!!

Tina --- You have been doing a GREAT job here lately. Don't beat yourself up over today. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off --- get rid of the raisins and take it one meal, snack, minute at a time!!!
You WILL do this!!! :flow1:

Mary --- Good job today! :flow2:

Time for me to get ready for the draft. I'll catch you gals later!

08-28-2003, 09:46 PM
I thought I better post because we were almost wiped off the dang board! LOL

Well I got everything ready for tomorrow, clothes, lunches, gave the boy a bath, had me a shower and cleaned up the dishes and threw a load of laundry in the washer and made the boys bed...now to just get him to go to sleep. He is in the bed with his black bear watching the wiggles...John is already in bed and I sooo sooo bad want to go there too! If the boy would just fall asleep I could tip toe past him and go to my room! Hopefully it won't be long!

Tina you are so motivating...plan plan plan...thats the key to winning this game!! I am much more successful when I PLAN my meals. Prepare them in advance...my breakfast and lunch are all packed and written in my journal for tomorrow. I have both at work since I start so early and don't have time to eat at home. I even plan my snacks too! I hit my target points today only because tonight since JOhn went to bed early I was waundering aimlessly around the kitchen and still felt I needed more to eat...so since I had 7 points left I made a hummus sandwich on lite bread for 2 pts...then...yikes...I had a low fat pop tart for 5 points. They so are NOT worth 5 points but since I had the points to use I did it! Anyways...good job on planning ahead to be successful...I think we will both do it this time....I know the program works! I did it before! So stick with me and we will be on our way!!

Mary sounds like you are getting back on track too! Keep the chin up and keep yourself busy...

Well Miss Barb...where the heck are you tonight?? At the gym?

Oh I forgot...or did I? Did I tell you I signed Andrew up for swimming lessons on wednesday nights at the Y? I plan on using the facilities again since I have been paying $48 a month for the family plan. Now to drag John with us too! We can make it family night!

OK I better get going and check my email...I'll catch you all tomorrow...its great to be having 3 days off in a row again! Long weekend. We have a graduation party to go to but I plan on socializing instead of eating! I'll let you know how successful I was....I passed on the chocolate cake yesterday I know I am strong!!

Geeesh....I just keep babbling...must be because John went to bed waaaaaay to early tonight and I had no adult to talk to! LOL

TTFN Michelle

08-28-2003, 10:46 PM
I blew it. Peter left on a business trip today and my son took me out to dinner at a fish house. I over ate.

08-28-2003, 10:48 PM
Howdy, girls! :wave: I'm up to the same old boring stuff....cosmetics resets. UGH!!! :p We finished the Revlon part today and have the Almay section to do tomorrow. We'll see if we get it all done in one day. Maybe we'll have to put in a couple of hours on Saturday morning. UGH, again!!!

Melissa: Good job on the 5 pounds! You go girl! :D I'm glad your merchandising is keeping you busy....and off the streets! :lol:

Tina: You're right, I was shaking my head! :yes: It's the fact that you could "almost HEAR it" that scares me. I didn't realize it rattled THAT loud!!! :lol:

Mary: Glad you're doing better.

Sorry, girls, but I'm out. I can't stay awake at night when I'm up and out of the house by 8:00. I don't know how some of you 'early birds' do it.

I think I'm going to hit the bed early. :yawn: This old girl just isn't meant to work this hard!!!! :nono:

08-28-2003, 11:26 PM
I just had to pop in and tell you guys how much I love you and I don't know what I would do without you. You are my hope.


Keep your chin up Mary, you can do it. :yes:

Trey lost his game at the jamboree 6-0 but it was only a 20 minute quarter, not a whole game and he did get two sacks, so he was pretty pleased about it.

I'm gonna have to get out of here for now cause dh wants to go to bed and he said he can't sleep with all my *clicking*. :rolleyes:

Have a lovely night and I'll report in after I pick up my stuff from WW tomorrow!


08-29-2003, 12:36 AM
HI guys !!! I am here and it is BEFORE MIDNIGHT. :lol:

I had a very active day... and some good news to share.
I had to go to the doctors office and get blood work done today. I had to fast for 12 hours...ended up fasting for 17. :eek: But the good news is.....
I walked into the little area where you sit in these tiny chairs with an arm that comes down in front of you. The last time I gave blood I could NOT sit in these chairs NOR could the little arm piece come down. :no:
BUT TODAY... I FIT !!!! I was shocked !!! I told the nurse that I was sure the arm thingy would not fit... it didn't fit the last time there. WELL... I pulled that arm thing down and there was room to spare. :smug: I was sooooo shocked!!! I am soooo very happy now too. :D

I did not weigh myself... because I feared I might have gained some weight. LOL Those 48 lbs are starting to show in minor ways.
Even my husband told me today that he thought I looked slimmer too. :D

Okay... I have a sorrow to share.
I saw that Sara Joy was on line here Aug 8th and she did not post. :(
I know that no one owes us a thing... but it saddens me that she came to 3FC and did not say hello. She was such an inspiration for so many of us and I had hoped she would come back to share her victory with all of us.
SaraJoy... if you are reading now.... PLEASE post. We loved you and consider you family.
If she PMed any of you... please tell us... is she doing okay??

Okay... I am going now. Hopefully I will be in bed by midnight tonight.

08-29-2003, 12:58 AM
Wow, that is truly AWESOME..I know exactly how you feel..that happened to me once after losing thirty pounds (only it was an airline seat..suddenly the armrests werent digging into my sides anymore..)


08-29-2003, 02:57 AM
About to leave work; I've been reading the posts all night.

I just wanted to say CONGRATS!! to MELISSA and 2CUTE for your successes. Way to go ladies!!!

:bravo: :cp: :cb: :dancer: :encore: :flow1: :hat: :cb: :cb: :twirly:

08-29-2003, 10:25 AM
Hello Chickie!:dance:

How are you today? not much going on here yet, but I will be up and running soon!! Still have to have breakfast and exercise, then off to run a few errands and be a wrk by noon.....but, tomorrow after work I am heading to Nashville!! just for the afternoon and evening.....CANNOT WAIT!! Then I am off till Tuesday!!!! yipppeeeee!! yahooooooo! :dancer: I am just a little excited! Cant you tell?:D

2 cute...congrats..

:strong: :bravo: you fit into the seat!! isn't that just the best feeling? Now when I drive it doesn't feel like a sardine squished!!:D :D

Tina, aka Queen B, WE LOVE YOU TOO! you said you are abt 45 mins from Chattanooga? that is only abt 2 hrs from me!! want to meet there sometime? I would love to see you!:lol: :lol:

Michelle, you just come here and babble any old time you want!!:smug:

Barb, thanks so much for offering to post my pictures for me!!! I appreciate it..I emailed them to you a little while ago!! I will learn how to do all this :comp: stuff if it kills me:D so, ladies watch for my pics, coming soon "to a post near you!"

MissMeliss...Congrats on your 5lb loss, FANTASTIC!! :jig: :bravo: :cp:

To all the rest of you fabulous chicksters!! Have a good day and a great weekend!!

I am outta here!! hungry! got to eat my bran flakes!!! mmmmmm!

08-29-2003, 11:05 AM
Good Morning --
I offered to help Pam post a picture for you all --- Here is the first one!

08-29-2003, 11:08 AM
And, here is the second one of our beautiful friend Pam....

08-29-2003, 11:32 AM
Hi Gang,
Me again. :) I am happy to report a 1.6 pound loss this week. :D I was a tad disappointed when I got on the scale because I have been working out so hard this week, but I am not going to let my self feel bad about a loss. I am doing it slow and steady. And I feel better than I have felt in years!!!

I went to the Dr. this morning and sure enough she put me on thyroid medicine. I am still going to see a specialist in November, but for now she wants to start me on synthroid. She was very happy with my weight loss!! I never realized the symptoms of thyroid problems but I do have a lot of them - tired, weak, irritable, abnormal cycles.... I just thought all these things were being overweight. She agreed that since I have been working hard on exercise and eating healthy for 7+ months now that some of the symtoms may be the thyroid. We shall see....

2Cute --- Isn't it a great feeling to see your results in ways like that??? Good Job! Keep it up!!! :)

I thing about SaraJoy all the time. I would love to know if she is doing ok.

It looks like my laptop is going to work for me today so I better get a few things done.

Talk to ya later!

08-29-2003, 12:25 PM
A short hello to my friends this morning.
I promised myself I would not watch tv or get online until my work was done... but ... promises were made to be broken. :lol:

Barb... thank you so much for posting our LOVELY Pam's photos.
You are a sweetheart. I will mail everyone a photo of me in my Xmas card again this year.

PAM... What a lovely lady you are. I loved that first photo best. You just look so warm and friendly... which you are. :) I can't wait till we meet.

Melissa and Connie as well as Pam and Barb... thanks for the congrats. It is funny how much easier it was to stay on plan last night and today after that unexpected surprise. LOL

I did want to share that after I got off line last night I went (skinny dipping) :o
It was so much fun. It was cloudy here so no moonlight or stars... but also no way for anyone else to see me. :lol:

I woke up this morning and an exercised for an entire hour. :D
It is suppose to rain here off and on for several days... we need it... so I wanted to be sure to get a good workout in. In fact... it is raining as I type.

Gotta go !!

08-29-2003, 08:50 PM
Hello chicky ladies - how are you all this evening? Anybody got big plans for this holiday weekend?

Nothing new to share - I live a boring life. Just counting the days till Thurs 9/4 and hoping to feel normal again.

I am going to reply to all who have posted so far today -----

2cute - did you have fun skinny dipping?? It has been several years since I went skinny dipping. But if I ever get my own pool I plan to make up for it.

Pam - loved your pics; where are you heading to in Nashville??

CONGRATULATIONS BARB - KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK :cp: :cp: :encore: :hat: :bravo:

I've got to get started on this work; y'all have a nice evening.

08-29-2003, 09:01 PM
Good golly, Miss Chickies! :wave: Where the heck is everyone? I came in to check before doing my paperwork a few hours ago and we were waaaaaaay the heck down on the page and now we were still waaaaay the heck down on the page and no one else had posted since I was here then. Geeez oh Weeeez!!!!

I'm getting tired of coming in here at night and telling you all that I've worked too hard. I'm sure that you're tired of hearing it too. :o But......I really worked hard today! :lol:

My partner said we were going to finish this one wall before we took a lunch break. Well, along about noon, SHE decided that that wasn't the greatest idea she'd ever had! :D So I made her wait until the wall was done. She wanted to have a BIG mouth about it, she was going to wait for lunch! :yes:

We did manage to finish up the project today though and that is a good thing. Now I have 2 days off! WooHoo!

Well, I'm lyin'......sorta. :^: Honey and I have to work tomorrow night. It's an upscale restaurant job....oh how tough that's going to be! :lol: He asked me out on a date for tomorrow night. So when this job came up, I told him if I got it, I would pick up dinner, but he'd have to spring for the rest!

Actually, I mentioned in chat but I don't think I said anything here. Two weeks ago Saturday we had 'date night' and on the way home ....... whoa, let me back up the boat.

Many many years ago, when we were just kids (dating) I commented to honey about how wonderful his mom and dad looked when they were dancing. Honey said that they had taken ballroom dance lessons. So after we were married (still many many years ago :D) WE took ballroom dance lessons..twice (first time didn't take :lol: )

Well, anyway, I love to waltz with my honey and everytime we're at a wedding or whatever I always request a waltz so we can dance.

So, long story short (I know, too late :( ) on the way home from our date two weeks ago, honey pulls off the road into a parking lot, says get out of the van, opens up the back hatch ('cuz that's where the speakers are) , grabs me and begins to waltz with me. What a sweetie!!! See, just when I think there isn't a romantic bone left in the man.....he surprises me! :yes:

Guess I better run. Today was pay day and I'm sure some of the bill people would like to get paid this month. Have a good one....and GET IN HERE AND POST!!!! :drill:

08-30-2003, 12:01 AM
Evening Chickadees!

thank you Barb!!!! for posting my pictures! Got to learn to navigate this thing!!!

Thin, what a lucky girl you are to have a honey like that!! sooooo romantic! Better hold on to him!

Connie, thanks for the compliment....I am re-training myself to accept them graciously!!...without feeling like I have to qualify.....Oh, Nashville?? We are headed to the Davis Kidd Bookstore in Hillsboro, a hobby shop, Jane is into trading Baseball cards via the internet. Will hit at least one antique shop I hope, and then out to dinner. I am already planning on what I will have, I feel like I have to have a game plan when I go out like that, especially to Nashville, or any big city, ahhhhh the restaurants. My trips to Nashville used to be planned around where I would eat!! "**** my trips everywhere were planned around where I would eat!!!":lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

2 cute, maybe the rain will cool things down a bit for you, I hope so....great job with those consistent workouts!!! That is the key....:bravo: :cb: :cp:

Will catch up with all of you lovelies on Sunday, Have a great weekend!:)

08-30-2003, 12:39 AM
Hey everyone :)

Today has been the looooonnnnnggggeeesssst day at work! Yesterday the computer went fritzy, and it turns out it was the power supply... again. This will be the third on this system. Anyway, since I couldn't do any invoicing or even the deposit, they asked me to clean. I scrubbed walls, windowsills, counters and the entire bathroom, then I swept and mopped. There was still plenty of time, so I started doing all sorts of weird, nit-picky type cleaning. By the time I was done, even the Rolodex and stapler were bereft of fingerprints! :lol: I dislike cleaning, but boredom is much, much worse. Of course, the moment I decide I've done enough and decide to take a break, in comes my corporate boss and catches me reading a magazine. I was so embarrassed! :(

Food was really good today. I was up 5 lbs. yesterday morning (no stress, this is supposed to happen), and I'm back down 2 of those as of this morning. I should be able to get the other 3 off in another 48 hours. Then back to eating normally again. I hope this phase doesn't last long. I really want to get back to losing weight again! I want it so bad, I passed up the plate of no-bake cookies a friend brought over this evening. I asked DH to put them in a baggy in the freezer. I'll have one in two days. :)

I'm supposed to be getting out of here and writing my next opinion column (as DH keeps reminding me...), but I had to comment first on Pam's beautiful picture. Funny, but you look just as warm and wonderful as I had pictured in my mind! :) How brave of you all to post your pictures up. I'm not quite ready yet, and I can't even decide why.

*HUGS* to all of you! I'll try to get this done and catch up on some replies. :)


08-30-2003, 04:04 AM
Here it is.. almost 2am... and Surprise... here I am. :rolleyes:
I fell asleep watching a movie so I had a short nap... just long enough to wake me up. Ugh

Thin... I am soooo jealous. I KNEW your honey was a romantic. He goes to bed & breakfast.. mystery dinners and weekends... and he just looks romantic to me. LOL I always think of him in that outfit with the cigar on the staircase. He looked so cool... and you did too.
I was going to copy and paste your story and Tina's and email them to my DH but then I thought... why haven't "I" done anything romantic for him ?? Kind of like calling the kettle black.. so I just sit here and feel jealous instead. LOL
My hubby invited me to go gambling with him Thursday night... he dropped me off at the door and I didn't see him again until he picked me up at the door an hour later. :rolleyes: Just made me want to jump his bones. :lol: NOT !!!! Oh well... we can't all be lucky as you two.

Connie... no special plans here for the weekend. Sunday and Monday we are suppose to go see our daughter in OKC. Otherwise... nothing special... it is suppose to rain here all weekend. WE NEED IT !!! I will have to find a time to get in my swim somehow.

Pam.. tell Jane I have some REALLY OLD cards that my 93 year old father gave me before he passed. He must have had several hundred. He divided them up between us 4 kids. He saved them since a child. He had some really good ones.

Andria... you sound as lucky as me. Work like a trojan horse.. and then get caught reading a magazine. :o I felt so sorry for you. Hopefully you showed them all the hard work you did.
Good job putting the no-bake cookies in the freezer.
Plus... I WANT a picture too !!!! I think you surely can trust us with one in your Xmas card if not sooner here. Can you send them via PM ?? That way only our little group will see it. PLEASEEEEEEEEE !!!!!!

Okay.. I am going. I need to either be productive or try and go sleep.

08-30-2003, 05:13 AM
Wanted to get in a post before I leave work.

Pam - since it is Labor Day weekend, you might want to check out the Tenn Fairgrounds while you're in Nashville - it's on Nolensville Road (I don't know how familiar you are with Nashville) and see if the flea market is open this weekend. I haven't heard but it wouldn't hurt to check.

Andria - way to go passing up those cookies :cp: :cp: :cp: :cp:

Thin - you guys sound so romantic; I would have had to continue the waltz in the back of the van (naughty me)!!:smoking:


08-30-2003, 09:05 AM
Its off to work for me this morning. DH got in about 2a.m from his trip so he is sleeping in. Try to catch you in chat tonight.

08-30-2003, 09:43 AM
Here it is 7am now... someone called and woke me up ...but hung up when I answered the phone. Grrrr
It has rained so much here my pool looks like it is going to overflow. :yikes:
I may be swimming in my living room by the time this rain ends here.
They have flash flood warnings out. First we are in a 110 degree draught... now floods.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

08-30-2003, 11:07 AM
We survived the sailing! I'm happy to say that all three of us managed to earn our sailing certificates! We decided to bring our son with us at the last minute and we're both so glad that we did...we had a blast! This was our 20th anniversary gift to each other and it was perfect, having him along! We had great weather, a wonderful instructor, a beautiful B&B, lots of good meals and...the best part...I DIDN'T GAIN ANY WEIGHT! I guess sailing must burn a LOT of calories, because we did NOT skimp on meals! I must say though, that we weren't eating in between meals and we weren't eating junk...just 3 squares a day...okay...and maybe an ice cream cone at night! We went to the boardwalk two nights in a row. I went on every single scary ride with my son...including the one called "Sling Shot," where they strap you inside this ball and literally sling shot you into the sky! :yikes: We did "Free Fall" too, where they haul you up god knows how many stories, and drop the car, so that it plummets toward earth at an alarmingly high speed. Those and any roller coasters or spinning rides that we could find...I was just so glad that I was able to fit in the seats! That's what made the rides so scary...me thinking that the locks wouldn't hold against my weight and that I'd be propelled into the ocean from WAY up in the sky! Well, I guess that would be better than going SPLAT on the boardwalk!

I'm sorry that I never PM'd you that info, 2cute...consider it done! Are they in this area? I;m glad mom has a better roommate, sad as her situation is. BTW...woo hoo...skiny dippin' mama! :o

Thin...I loved the waltzing in the parking lot story! :love:

Pam...I love your picture! You look as sweet as you come across in your posts! :)

Tina...I will have to check out those Kudos! :T Thanks for sharing!

Michelle...Hey girl! :bravo: Excellent!

Connie...feel better, good luck with your procedure!

Barb, good luck with the thyroid stuff...

I wanted to get something in for everyone, but dh is peering over my shoulder...antsy to get on the computer...he keeps saying, "I thought you were almost done!" Yeah, yeah, yeah...

We're going to the Springsteen concert tonight. (again) I'd just as soon stay home...it's supposed to thunderstorm...oh goody...I' too old for this.

I'll check back in tomorrow...have a great weekend, chicks...

08-30-2003, 11:35 AM
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