Weight Loss Support - Time for Serious Fun #23

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08-29-2003, 10:57 PM

We are a thread dedicated to making losing weight a pleasant experience. We laugh, cry and talk together. We have challenges, points for staying on program, drinking our water, and exercising. We have a daily topic to join in. Our only focus is to help us realize that dieting and all that goes with it need not be unpleasant, but can be fun. Come join the fun here at Time for Serious Fun! Everyone is Welcome!


Monday: Mission Monday New mission each week
Tuesday: Target Tuesday We target something to work on
Wednesday: Wednesday's Woes Our day to complain about anything and everything
Thursday: Time for Us Thursday The day set aside to pamper us!
Friday: Fabulous lbs Down Friday We get to crow about loss or ask for help
Saturday: Sunny Thoughts Saturday We share stories and jokes to help us smile
Sunday: Silly Poll Sunday A new poll to give your thoughts to every week




08-29-2003, 11:08 PM
Pam: I finally got a chance to go to 300+ and see your pic. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, what can I say! Well, the second one did look like you wanted to kick someones #$%. You of course look nothing like I thought you would. Isn't it funny how you take someone's name and wrap a picture around it and then find it is totally wrong! You are a beautiful lady sweety!

Good night and sweet dreams until tomorrow.


08-29-2003, 11:37 PM
Evening Ladies,

Thanks Faye for the compliment, nice to hear!! I am reluctant to take compliments without trying to qualify them!! I am getting so much encouragement and support and positive attention, it helps immensely! Mainly I respect myself FINALLY, for choosing to do something about this weight once and for all.

Hope you ladies have a fabulous holiday weekend. I have to be at work at 6:30a and then heading to the big city for the rest of the day and evening, probably will not post till Sunday. So I will say....stay
:strong: all!


08-29-2003, 11:54 PM

It's been a long time since I have been able to post on somewhat of a regular basis, that has recently changed. Got a puter back. These last couple of months have been very rough on me. One of the few good things is that even though I have had lots of stress and haven't always stayed on my diet plan I have managed to stay right about 176.

Faye, I went ahead and filed for divorce. Eventjhough I still love Richard, I had to do something. It was getting to the point when the only words that he had for me were extremly downgrading. So I decided that it was best for me to file. While all of this was happening he fell off of a ladder where he was working and broke both arms. Of course the verbal abuse got worse. It wasn't until the first of Aug that he decided that I was alright and I should be a friend. Now he has said that he doesn't want the divorce but I should go on and let it go through cause of all the work that I went through to file it. Things are much better between us. He lives somewhere else but we go get together every now and again. Anyway I thought that I would bring you up to date.

Gotta run have to be up early for work.


08-30-2003, 12:05 AM
Pam: Just gotta take compliments the way they are given and don't read anything into them!

Sandy: it is good to hear from you! We miss you! I am very sorry about your marriage. It always saddens me when couples can't work things out, but WE do NOT have to take any kind of abuse. More than likely your dh is one of those men who hates himself more than he hates others and his only way to deal with it is to attack the one person that he felt would stand by him no matter what he said. I will say prayers for you that whatever comes of it is what God wants to happen. Keep coming and talking with us. BTW, when your life settles down, you will get back on track! Don't stress about eating when emotionally you have too much on your plate at the moment!

Ok, I really am going to go to bed now. I will probably be up before the chickens as usual!


08-30-2003, 06:51 AM
:sunny: :sunny: :sunny: SATURDAY: Today is Sunny Thoughts Saturday. Share with us anything to make us smile or laugh!

I got a: :high: for points and a :barbell: for challenge.

Check in later ladies


08-30-2003, 02:47 PM

Good Afternoon Everyone,

The net servers were down last night, so I couldn't post. I went to the counsellor yesterday and I had GAINED 2.5 LBS. IN 3 DAYS. Must be some kind of record, and this was after I'd been really good about the diet. Anyway I was so fed up that I broke the diet last night and had ice-cream. But I'm back on the diet today. Carri, you're obviously more disciplined than I am!

Welcome Lee! Having been here for 1 day before you I feel like a senior member and therefore entitled to welcome you.

Yes I am an Indian from India. I live in New Delhi with my husband and children, in the same house as my mother-in-law, 2 brothers-in-law and their families, and 3 unmarried sisters-in-law. This is the norm in India. Fortunately the house is large enough so that we each have our own space and don't need to interact if we don't wish to.

Pam, I absolutely agree with you about Faye. Sorry Faye, I know you're pretty fed up with the accolades but bear with me. Actually it was a post that I saw on the need a buddy forum that got me interested in this thread. What really appealed to me was your absolute self confidence. After 55 lbs. of excess weight I have zero confidence. Hopefully talking with all of you will help put me back on track.

Will post again tonight with the latest about my progress.


Amanda Panda
08-30-2003, 11:06 PM
I have just been reading this thread and I would like to join as you ladies seem like so much fun!:lol: :lol: :lol:

I also think the points challenges will keep me on track aswell as the support and advice.:drill:

I am Amanda, I am 30 years old and live in the UK. I have about 100lb to lose and have lost 5lb in 3 weeks, but didn't lose anything this week. I've been feeling a bit poorly for the past 2 days which has sent me off programme (pizza for the last 2 nights). I am not happy about the pizzas as it will probably mean that I'll gain weight next week, but I am also not going to give up and have a complete binge as I used to - which would lead to me stopping dieting altogether.

I will be back on track tomorrow, but I don't think I'll be exercising as I think I've got a bit of a bug ( is there a 'must eat pizza' bug?):jeno: :jeno: :jeno:

I'd like to join your challenge to lose 30lb by Dec 31st - gosh that is over 2 stone! How much is that per week? It would be great to lose 30 pounds for the new year - so I'll certainly give it my best shot (although my weightloss tends to be very slow):snail:

Keep up the good work girls and I look forward to getting to know you all.:grouphug:

08-31-2003, 12:01 AM
Hi everyone, from the old, to the new. I just wanted to post a quick note to say I'll be on vacation as of tomorrow, 8/31 through 9/7. It looks like a rainy week for camping at the shore, but hopefully I'll have a day or two of sun. I'll be thinking of everyone and hopefully your strength will transfer to me to be strong so I don't gain back all that weight. :) Anyway, hope you are all having a great time, sorry for the lack of personal responses and I'll see you all soon! Ciao! :)

08-31-2003, 09:06 AM
SUNDAY: Today is Silly poll Sunday.

Our poll for this week: Looking at it now, or into the future, would you ever have any kind of cosmetic surgery and if so what would you have done? Face lift, boob job, collegen for lips, lyposuctions, tummy tuck, butt implants, anything I have forgotten?

CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK: Because it is sooo important, I want to repeat the weekday on program challenge. Beginning TODAY, to make the challenge for the week, you must stay on program at least 5 of the seven days. That gives you a little cheat for the holiday tomorrow and you can still make the challenge!

Amanda: A big welcome to you! We are kind of fragmented right now because we have I think 3 people on vacation or trips and away from computers so I will be sure and have everyone give their personal info at the end of the week. 30 lbs by Dec 31st is about the recommended 2 lbs a week maybe just a little less. YOU CAN DO THIS!

As for the poll I would be willing to improve myself but I am after all 50 and there is nothing wrong with that so I would probably be willing to have my arms, legs, butt and stomach all tightened up when I lost all my weight mostly for comfort rather than cosmetics. The other stuff I would probably not do because I don't have to look 30 anymore to be comfortable with myself. I am not against those that do, but I think it is ridiculous to keep having face lifts when you are 70 so that you can look 40. You skin can only take so much! (I am speaking of the Phyllis Dillers of the world and Joan what's her name)

I GET A: :high: for points. I have not been feeling well since yesterday afternoon and you know I am not well when I don't get in the pool and only work out for 30 minutes on the glider. I started out tracking my cal and fat and gave it up and didn't even care then last night sometime in the night our ac quit and by 1 am I was bathed in sweat and sick as a dog. We got the ac going again , but I still feel rotten. I am going to get in that pool this mornng though and I have food to fix for tomorrow and a house to clean so that I can clean the deck tomorrow just in case we can eat outside (we are supposed to get rain)

Have a good day ladies and if I don't get back to post smileys, I will promise to catch up tomorrow!


08-31-2003, 09:53 AM
Good Morning My little Chickadees...

My trip to Nashville was absolutely glorious!! I needed it so bad....We went to a hobby shop so Jane could get her fix...She is really into sports cards these days, collecting and trading. Then we went downtown to Printer's Alley and the 2nd Avenue, always bustling with activity:dizzy: It was fabulous. Then we had dinner, you'll never believe what I had...Chicken!!!:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: We went to a place called Basante's, casual elegance I call it...and there were so many things to choose from...I knew I had to stay away from the pastas and the cream sauces, thought about the shrimp, but decided on the chicken, and it was grilled to perfection with fresh rosemary and sage and and there were steamed julienne vegetables, and garlic mashed potatoes (to die for....but only ate a little bit..:D and I had a Caesar Salad, and one piece of some type of Artisan bread with the hard crust, (dipped in a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar with fresh rosemary), mmmm-mmm I can still taste it. So, all in all, considering what I COULD HAVE HAD, I think I did well. (oh and water to drink):D :D Then we went to my favorite bookstore in the world, Davis-Kidd Booksellers, got the Bob Greene Get With The Program book and journal companion. Can't wait to get started......

Program pts, 1 for water, 2pts for program (still stayed within my allowed calories and fat grams....:lol: :lol: (I was a good little girl!), and 0 pts for exercise (today is make - up day though)...

Silly poll Sunday?---I would opt for the tummy tuck after having lost the weight, that extra hanging skin is going to go somewhere after I have done all this work. You had better believe it!!! I want my clothes to look nice, my treat, (reward) is going to be a new wardobe....I know I shouldnt be such a "material girl", but I want clothes by Liz Clairborne, and Ralph Lauren....and Eileen Fisher, casual but classy. But none of the other surgeries mentioned. But I do intend to have dental surgery, and get me some falsies!! may have to get some false boobs, mine are shrinking!!!:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Missy, hope you are enjoying your vacation chickie!

Welcome Amanda!! Where in the Uk are you? These girls are the best...you will get more love and support here than you ever thought possible!! looking forward to getting to know you.

Sandy, you stay strong, sometimes it takes getting out of something to see how truly unhealthy it is for us......you will get lots of kindness and support here! I hope that you come to realize that you made the best decision for yourself.

Ritu, and Lee, many warm welcomes....hope you post often.:love:

later girls, gotta get off this duff and get moving:wave:

08-31-2003, 02:51 PM
Good Evening Ladies,

It's Sunday 11.30 p.m., my time and everybody's busy with various activities. I am feeling extremely virtous having stayed on the programme over the week-end + drank my water+ I walked today - wasn't able to do so yesterday.

Faye, Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well, hope you get well soon. Thanks once again for your support, I normally would have been binging by now if I hadn't been interacting with all of you. Faye, your success is amazing. Would you mind telling me what programme you are following. I'm not so sure about my programme.

I would love to get liposuction on my tummy and hips. Actually I would like to get my stomach surgically stapled!

Hi Amanda, keep in touch, I have followed a similair pattern to yours i.e.the pizzas and bingeing but since I've joined this group I seem to be able to control my urges.

Lee, I promise to getyou a good curry recipe, I'm just trying to figure out which would be the easiest to adapt. You're right about our house, it's crazy. We have a common kitchen where the main meals are cooked and we each of us have a kind of pantry where we cook ourselves, for our kids or anything special that we want to eat. But there is food around all the time cos everyone has their own eating times. It took me a long time to get used to so many poeple after I got married, but after a while I learnt to adjust and mentally block out the not so pleasent ones.

Tomorrow is another day and my diet is only bananas and milk! Should lose 2 lbs. on that.

Pam thanks for the welcome.

I'll end now. Will catch up tomorrow.

Good night


Amanda Panda
08-31-2003, 06:40 PM
Thanks for the welcome - I will post tomorrow how I have done today. I would love to lose 30lb by the end of the year - I can do it!

Pam - I live in Sheffield, which is in the north of England, although I am originally from Kent, which is in the south east. Look forward to getting to know you too.

As for the poll - I don't think I would have any surgery, although I might consider it if my stomach has lots of really loose skin, but then only if it didn't affect my choice to have children in the future.
I had a neighbour who had her boobs reduced after losing alot of weight, because her boobs stayed the same and were no longer in proportion with the rest of her body!

See Ya!

Amanda xx:wave:

08-31-2003, 08:29 PM
Good evening ladies! What a time of it I have had today. I woke up at 1 AM like I said drenched in sweat and my back and shoulder were killing me. We got the ac back on and I put medicine on my back and shoulder and took advil for TOM pain and went back to bed. Got up at 6 am made a lowfat key lime no bake cheesecake and 7 layer chip dip, started laundry, went to the pool, came back and put laundry in dryer and started sheets, helped dh go to Lowes and get stuff to patch ceiling, cleaned the downstairs, walked on the glider for 13 minutes and my legs hurt so bad I quit, cleaned upstairs and put away laundry and started one more small load. I did about 5 more on the glider but my legs are aching really bad (they usually do on the first day of my period for some weird reason) so I just gave up. I had an hour in the pool so I did get exercise. I still have to remake the bed, but I will get Jack to help me with that then I am going to dope myself up and going to bed. I still have a lowfat chocolate pie to make in the morning. You'd think I was having an army over instead of just the kids.

Pam: YOU GET A: :cp: for points! Sounds like you guys had a great time!

Ritu: I cannot imagine sharing a kitchen! It drives me nuts to have someone in mine with me! Oh, as to program. I am just on a calorie counting fat counting diet with at least an hour of exercise 7 days a week. If you go to www.dietitian.com there is a little calculator in the top left corner. Click on it and answer the questions and it will tell you how many calories and fat you can have to lose like 2 lbs a week. That is what I used.

Amanda: I still have 170 to lose but my stomach looks like candle wax that ran! :lol: I have what the ladies call "bat wings" where the skin hangs down from my arm from losing weight out of them my behind is all dimply now from weight loss and my upper legs remind me of elephants where elephants have like folds of skin. All in all, I would be a cosmetic surgeon's way to become independently wealthy! :lol:

Well sweet ones, I am going to make the bed and crash. I really do feel crummy.

Here are two of the three recipes I made for tomorrow if you are interested. You WW people will have to figure pts on these.

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Low fat seven layer dip

15 servings (2 x 3 section)
181 calories
57 fat calories

2 16 ox can fat free refried beans
1 16 oz carton fat free sour cream
1 package taco seasoning (use 4 tsp)
1 12 oz carton guacamole dip
8 oz fat free grated cheddar
1 3.8 oz can black olives, sliced
4 ripe tomatoes chopped
4 stalks green onion chopped

Layer in a 9 x 13 pan, beans, sour cream mixed with 4 tsp taco seasoning, guacamole, grated cheese, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, black olives. Serve with baked Tortilla chips


Low fat no bake key lime cheesecake

2 pk fat free cream cheese
2 can fat free sweetened condensed milk
1 12 oz carton fat free cool whip
1 cup key lime juice
1 cup graham crumbs
2/3 cup melted low fat margarine
cup Splenda

melt butter and mix with graham crumbs and splenda. Spread in a 9 x 13 pan and chill. Beat together cream cheese, condensed milk and cool whip until creamy. Add lime juice and mix. Pour over crust and refrigerate uncovered at least 4 hours.

15 servings ( 2.5 x 3 sections)
324 cal
76 fat cal

09-01-2003, 05:45 AM
Hi! :)

Monday morning and a new week begins! It's a fresh start - I have to lose at least 2 lbs. this week. I will stick to my programme and excercise.

I'm feeling so bad, last night after being so good the entire day, at 1 a.m I broke the diet and had an entire slab of diet chocolate. My son had missed dinner, so I went to get him something to eat and......

Faye, I admire your energy, and that too when you're feeling so low. I'm not being able to connect to www.dietitians.com but will try again later. I don't actually share a kitchen, in the sense I have my own personal pantry/kitchenette, we all do. There is a common kitchen which seems to run on auto pilot; nobody really looks after it. There is a common cook who buys all the daily stuff and groceries. I buy my own stuff like fruit, etc. for my pantry. It sounds quite strange but it works out.

How does the point system work. Do we calculate points on a daily basis and then total them at the end of the week.

I am drinking my banana shakes today.

Have a shipment leaving tomorrow so might not be able to post again till then.

Ciao and have a good day everyone


:) :) :) :) :)

09-01-2003, 06:31 AM
MONDAY: Today is Mission Monday and our very important mission this week is to work on the whys of BINGEING! We all seem to have a slight to large problem with this. Let's carefully look at the reasons we binge, the time we tend to binge, and how we can help ourselves NOT to binge.

Bingeing is basically an outward reaction to something going on inside our head. Since that is the case, we can conquer bingeing by conquering what in our head makes us binge. Too many of us feel failure is an ultimate. By that I mean, if we fail to stay on program for a day, our head tells us it is COMPLETE failure so we say to heck with it and binge. I don't see it as failure at all. Just a time when it wasn't so good. I wish you all could just climb inside my head and see what I mean. I really don't ever feel I have failed when I overeat for the day. I just let it go. I don't try and complicate it or make it worse by eating MORE! The key is NOT to let yourself feel as if you EVER EVER fail when things don't work out for the day. We also binge for emotional reasons. This one is harder to break because food is a comfort to most overweight people. We have to break the idea again in our head that it will comfort us. FOOD DOES NOT COMFORT, IT MAKES US FAT AND THUS MISERABLE! I would make a sign that says that very thing and tack it up in the kitchen. Lastly, you need to help yourself not binge by providing yourself with distractions. Reading a book, taking a walk, cleaning your house, exercising, sewing whatever you do that you enjoy when you are NOT wanting to eat, you should have ready to do when you feel like you are losing control and DO IT EVERY TIME! Just like making exercise a routine so that you do it everyday, have something handy to do as a routine when you feel the urge to binge and put all your effort into it. **LIGHT BULB MOMENT** Can you binge when you are at working at work? No! Can you binge when you are in your car driving and you left the food at home? NO! See what I mean?

Ritu: We do points just day to day to help keep us on track. I keep track of any of the challenges, points etc so your job is just to report to me. For example, for yesterday did you get any points for any of the three items? It is just a way to be accountable every day to help us stay on our program and exercise and get in enough water.

I got a: :high: for points and like the old southerns say, feel like somebody shot my dog. I hope I feel better later on this morning when the kids get here.

Check in later ladies.


09-01-2003, 07:09 AM
Good morning ladies!

Have been really busy this week and this is the first time that I have got to check in. OK I would defiently have surgery ifin I could afford to. It seems no matter how many ab workouts that I do my lower abs go nowhere. I have even wore a really good girdle as well. Time to try something different. It's like the child branding iron is still here(lower ab). Glad that this is Mon. The start of another week and I need that ssoo much! Got in a great workout yesterday. Went hiking up to some falls. In the rain nonetheless. It started pouring about half way up so we decided to continue. It was worth it.

Here's a little question for everyone and I know that this isn't Sunday but here goes. I have to give myself rewards along the way and my next reward is a trip to the local day spa when I hit 160. Does anyone else do this and if so what type of rewards are you usig? Need so mew ideas.

Gotta go and get ready for work


09-01-2003, 09:09 AM
Good Monday Morning My Dear Friends,

pts for yesterday: 1pt for water, 1 pt for exercise (make-up day for Saturday), and 2 program pts.:dizzy: feeling good :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sandy, regarding rewards...I try to do a little something for myself after every 10lbs lost, like a new book I have been wanting, small things. I plan on rewarding myself with a new outfit when I am 50 lbs down! From Catherine's...do they have one of those stores where you live? They have the most beautiful clothes there, and if you can catch them when they are having a sale, that is fabulous. I got a $ 39.00 blouse there for $11.00!!!! I bought it to wear for a wedding that is coming up I the middle of next month...I have the skirt picked out, now I just have to go and get it. There is not one here, so I have to either go to Decatur which is 30 mins away or to Huntsville which is about 45 mins from here. Other ideas, a bubble bath, that is definetly on my list!! Cant get out of the tub just yet, (so probably not a good idea to get in uh??? but I cant wait to do that!! I am thinking a trip to the day spa would also be lovely!! Gives me something to look forward to.

Faye, you are absolutely right, food does not comfort us!!! I looked to it for years to do just that...if it did at all it was only for a few mins..and then the emptiness was still there rearing it's ugly head. I had a void there that no amount of food could have ever filled. I am filling it now with good things, with positive things, it feels better, and I am ever grateful. The best thing I do now for myself is come here and be with all of you. It fills me up!! I get nourished here in a way that food could never nourish me, and I thank all of you for that, you are all :angel:

Ritu, you mentioned you have a shipment leaving tomorrow, what is it that you export? hope you are doing well, and I am so glad that you are here with us!! Oh...what is the time difference, I am on CST, it is 6:59am here on Monday 9/1.

Amanda, Sheffield? always wanted to visit England. (it is in my blood!!) I adore English Gardens and Manor type houses, tudor houses, thatched roof houses, all of it. You live in a beautiful country.....I travel there often in my mind, and of course I do the arm chair traveling when I watch the Travel Channel. It is most definetly on my list of places I want to visit...so, one day you just might find me at your door!!! Have you ever been to the states? Would love to have you visit!!! Come anytime!!! It is just across the pond you know!!

Ladies, gotta run now, have two more places to post then have to get on with my day, exercising to do and all!! Later girlies:wave: :wave:

09-01-2003, 10:19 AM
Morning Chickitas.......I'm BAAA-AACCKkk!

Wow, I had an absolutely FABULOUS weekend of dancing and sweating and lugging tables and setting up stages and sweeping and vacumming and dancing some more. I'm exhausted!

For those of you who joined us over the weekend, WELCOME! We have lots of fun here.

So, I didn't stay OP at all, but I knew I wouldn't. I work so hard to help put these productions on and participate in them that I just don't worry about what I'm eating. HOWEVER, I'm so proud of myself this year. Instead of just totally blowing off the diet and eating whatever and whenever and as much as I want, I ate Consciously.....I knew exactly what I was choosing to put in my body and I paused long enough to consider how it was going to make me feel in an hour. After eating "clean" for so long (what, about a month now) I get sick from eating refined sugars and white flours. we always have really great, rich Greek foods at these events, so I did indulge a bit in the feta and the baklava (only 1/2 a slice!) and I had a couple of Cokes to keep me awake. But I really didn't do too badly. I ate whole wheat breads and one of my dancers' husband made some awesome vegetarian soup right before the show.

I did drink my water, and I *Certainly* got more than my share of exercise for the weekend! So, I don't even care about the points right now........I did well!

Oh, and the best part was that one of the vendors there loved my costuming for our sword dance so much that he hired me to do as much sewing for their company as I can handle!!!!! So all that sewing last week paid off bigtime! I'll actually be able to make some decent money while being home with the kids. I'm psyched!

SO, it looks like everyone had a great weekend too......hope you're all enjoying the day off. I'm with you on the week's challenge. I'm resting my poor aching body today, but I'll be eating and drinking well....then tomorrow it's back to normal for me!

Gosh, I didn't realize how much I missed chatting with you all.......
Talk to you soon,

Amanda Panda
09-01-2003, 10:38 AM
Hello ladies!

Yesterday I got 2 points for eating, 1 point for water but didn't do any exercise (but I wasn't planning to do any because I was still a bit poorly)

BINGEING:- Yes, I totally agree with you Faye. I suffer from depression on and off and I definately use food to help comfort me ( and then I end up feeling much worse). I remember when I first went off sick from work, my first thought would be 'Great, I'm going to go out and buy myself cheese and crisps and chocolate' and just the thought of it was soooo comforting. But another time I was on a diet and realised I couldn't go out and buy these things, and I felt really sad! The funny thing is that I have found that being in control of my eating has helped with my depression, so I KNOW that comfort eating does not help me in any way. When I had the pizza for 2 nights in a row it was more that I couldn't be bothered to cook - although I was also fighting a big craving (and lost!)

PAM:- Yes there are parts of England that are very pretty and nice, but where I live is very post- industrial, as are most of the big cities. I live about 45 minutes from the peak district which is beautiful countryside and lots of little villages, but because I don't drive I don't go there that often. My partner and I are planning to move to the south or west coast of Ireland which is absolutely beautiful, really unspoiled and rugged. I'm looking for a job at the moment and just can't get there soon enough.
I haven't been to the US - I'm not much of a traveller ( never even been on a plane!). When I went on holiday to Ireland last year it was my first holiday since I was a child! My friend travels alot through his work and has been to Louisiana and L.A I think - he says it's a different world, and everyone is really friendly (not like us Brits!).

Anyway, see you tomorrow!

Amanda xx

09-01-2003, 07:51 PM
Hello everyone1

You lost me in the shuffle. I am one of those people that the computer just doesn't like. I finally found your new thread. Faye, if you don't warn me carefully I could be floating in cyberspace for weeks! I am getting the hang of this thing. I did my exercise yesterday and today but I was only so good on my program. I drank my water. Do I get any points? I enjoyed reading all your posts when I found them.

Ritu--I think your house sounds great with people around. My family would make each other fat trying to find out who make the best dessert. And one lady wouldn't cook a thing. I hope you have cultural inhibitions against such things.

Amada--you sound very nice and every Brit I have ever met was very friendly.

Faye--you look great and you are an inspiration. I read all the things you did on a down day. I'd hate to chase you on a good day

I've got to run but I'm glad I found you. Your so right about the binging as well.


09-01-2003, 09:18 PM
Pam: YOU GET A: :bravo: for points! Good for you!

Julie: We are so glad to have you back ! We missed you!

Amanda: YOU GET A: :cp: for points! Yeah for your! I am so glad to see you working hard to get on track!

Lee: YOU GET A: :high: for points! Yeah for you and welcome. We are really glad to see you here!

Here's to having a great week! :hat: I will talk with you tomorrow. Hopefully I won't feel so crummy. I only did half hour in the pool and no glider I felt so yucky!


09-01-2003, 10:34 PM
Good Evening ladies....I have yet to exercise, and it is 8:30pm!!! I am going now!!! WILL NOT PUT IT OFF ONE MORE MINUTE, WELL ONE MORE MAYBE TO SAY NITE!!! :lol: :wave:

09-02-2003, 12:24 AM
Hello Again Chicklets,

just wanted to let you know, I did what I said I was going to do, did that watp tape!! now I will sayGOODNIGHT FOR REAL THIS TIME

09-02-2003, 06:36 AM
Good moring.

Had to take a day to let the topic for yesterday digest. Here goes my take on binging. I too suffer from depression but it isn't from that that I tend to bing. My is often brought about by bordem. To me one of the worse places that I suffer that is at work. I know that there is lots to do but I have been out of heart with work for sometime. Also another thing that bothers me about binging is the way that it is sometimes glorified on television. After all think about how many shows where this is a part of the characters daily(weekly) routine. Gee right off the bat Golden Girls comes to mind. As people we are products of our enviroment but we have to try to rise above it to an extent. This is one of the few changes that I am trying to make. To have the ability and the inner strenght to say to myself that I know that I shouldn't and then follow thru with that. I know that I might be setting myself up for a fall but hey if this road to success has to have bumps I might as well hang on and enjoy the ride.

Time to get a move on this morning. Catch eveyone later


09-02-2003, 08:52 AM
Morning all----
Gosh Faye, you haven't posted yet this morning. You must really feel crappy! Hope you feel better today!

2 pts for op yesterday, didn't get enough water and I hadn't planned on exercise....in fact, it was all I could do to haul my sore butt off the couch to make dinner. :lol:

But, today I'm back in on the week's challenge.......I want to actually post some results this week!! I've still got enough time to make the 5 days.

I binge when I'm bored, but I'm worse when I'm in social situations. I'm so busy talking to friends that I don't even notice how much food I'm shoveling in my body. Why is it we feel we have to have enormous spreads of food just to have fun with our friends and family? hmmmm.

Gotta take the kids to school now. Talk to you later.

09-02-2003, 09:09 AM
Greetings my friends,

pts for yesterday: 2 pts for program, 1pt for water, (Wow did I ever have the water yesterday, was out and about and moving, so I just chugged it down!) and 1 pt for exercise, I got it in, it was late last night but I did it. Starting off the day right though and doing it this morning. Food should be good today, I have more of a regular routine, I got to work at 3. So, should be able to adhere to a more normal eating routine today. These are always easier for me, it is those crazy shifts that take so much planning, but, hey you do what you have to do right???:D

Faye, hope you are feeling better today. Get some rest, you deserve it:bubbles: :bubbles: :bubbles:

Mirabelly, I know what you mean about the "family gatherings", fortunately for me, we didnt get to have one yesterday....but we do but on the "feed bag", do we not?? It is a lonnnnng standing tradition in our family, if you go to visit, you go to eat!!!:lol: do not suspect now we will get together till next month for Jane's neice's wedding. I will have to have a real heart to heart with myself before hitting that reception. I have worked to hard to blow it in one afternoon!

Sandy, aka gigglez, you are so very right, it is glorified and television and right there IN YOUR FACE...I have stopped watching television as much and that helps, all those ads!!! especially for the fast foods...I use to find myself going to the refigerator all the time!!! and I was constantly watching the FOOD NETWORK!!! Well, I cant do that anymore. I may on occasion watch it if I know Kathleen Daelman's is on there, she has a show called Cooking Thin that is very informative. But had to say goodbye to Emeril and the gang!! THERE WAS TOO MUCH BAMMING FOR ME!!! JUST ADDED THE POUNDS!:lol:

Well ladies, I have 2 more posts to do, then it is time to get off this @*! and move!! :spin: :strong: :jig: :dancer:

Have a great day!

09-02-2003, 10:21 AM
TUESDAY: Today is Target Tuesday. This week we are going to target high calorie/fat snacks and foods and try to control them. It is not necessary to eliminate them unless you eat a certain thing every time uncontrollably like I do regular soft drinks, but you have to have control over them and not let them control you!

Good morning girls. I am still not back to 100 percent but I am going to try to stay op and get back to eating correctly as I have gained a lot the last few days.

Pam: YOU GET A: :bravo: for points.

Julie: YOU GET A: :high: for points.

Sandy: Good morning to you and hope you are up and at em on your program this morning.

I am going to get my chores done and get into the pool and try and get an hour in today and get back on the glider.


09-02-2003, 12:29 PM
Hello all...sounds like everyone had a great weekend, so did I !

This morning I weighed myself and I was at 219.5!!! Woo hoo..last Friday I had not lost any and was actually up a pound...wow, so I did not make the 8/31 challenge of 218 for 10 pounds down but I was damn close!! And I am feeling great to be under 220!
Now for the news that has me depressed this morning...so I did go to the dermatologist for the hair thinning thing and he wants to take a scalp biopsy!!! ugh!! sounds like it will hurt....he says he will have to put in stiches after...sounds pretty thorough, huh?
He said it may also be hormonal and wants me to check that out with my ob gyn....so I was expecting better, easier news than that...but I guess nothing is ever easy....
Sorry for the belly aching but it just seems that nothing can work out together and all for the good...I finally get the handle on the weight thing and then the hair is going.....
I can keep on Target this week....I was all 4 points all weekend except Monday....had a cook out and ate what I wanted...

See ya

09-02-2003, 12:58 PM
Looks like I have missed alot here!

Good news is that I was able to stay OP alllllllllll weekend!! I have never been so proud. We went out to eat and I made healthy choices every time. I even passed up my favorite goat's milk cheese dip (mexican dip and just heavenly!) and didnt take a single bite. We did so much walking and sight seeing that I got in my exercise and water every day!

We had a wonderful time :)

I have missed so much so I will just say hello to the new members and :grouphug: to everyone else!

09-02-2003, 03:39 PM
Hi! It's Tuesday 11.30 p.m. my end.

I seem to be really behind things. First my points, I drank my water, stayed on the programme AND excercised Monday and Today.:dance:

Sunday, I only got 2 points as I ate a whole slab of diet chocolate.

Faye, thanks for the tip about the calculator. I'm trying to now also keep track of the calories. BINGEING - I've just gotten off a marathon. Last year I lost 32 lbs. in 4 mths. Stopped dieting in Jan. and have since gained 36 lbs. I agree with everything you say, only problem is that I know the theory, I can't seem to follow it. Hopefully this time...As for snacks, I find it easier to abstain altogether. If I could learn to eat them in moderation half my problems would be over.

Pam, I export pashmina shawls and garments to France. That sounds much fancier than the business actually is. I have a very small unit in the garage and I export to a friend. I have just recently started exporting to the U.K. But my business is very very small. I also think that pashmina is the most over rated commodity.

Lee, I'm glad you think my house is fun - wish I thought so too! Actually it's good for the kids, it's like community living and they grow up very secure.

I went for a long walk today with my son. I am a little worried as I developed a slight pain in the right side of my chest as I was walking - I hope it's not the heart.

Good night


09-02-2003, 06:06 PM
Faye - question - I must have done something wrong on that dietician site, where you can get the calories you need in a day to lose weight - well I went there and im put all of my information and it is saying that I could have 2700 calories per day and "90"
grams of fat - doesnt that sound a little high? I marked it for losing 2 pounds per week....maybe it is right but I just thought I would ask you - what did yours say?

Girls - Have a great evening...I am getting ready to leave work here in a little while and try to figure out what is for dinner I guess!! :)

09-02-2003, 07:15 PM
Ritu: YOU GET A: :bravo: :bravo: for both days! Way to go! As for the pain, if you are not used to walking that much, it may be just a stitch. When I first started walking, I hurt too, but IF it subsides pretty quickly when you stop, it is probably just your body not being used to walking.

Carri: Try doing the process again. I am allowed a top amount of 2480 and 640 fat calories. I just did it again and it came out ok. Are you short, by any chance? If you have a significant amount to lose and you are fairly short, your calorie intake right now would be pretty high I would imagine.

Cubbies won the first game in their double header and it was a really long (5 hour) game so they have another in about an hour. Going to go down and watch it so see you gals in the morning!


09-02-2003, 07:40 PM
Hello All,

Faye you are so right about the high calorie snacks! I have also come to realize that we are being manipulated like lab rats when we fall for these things. I have a background in communications and I know advertising. I still have a major fight with them though. Coke-cola is my major downfall..

I spent all day mowing grass and I didn't go off my program. I guess I should get something for this. Who knows what the future brings.

Thanks so much for all the different insights one finds on this site


Amanda Panda
09-02-2003, 08:24 PM
:wave: Hi Girls!

I get 2 points for staying on programme, 1 point for water and 1 for exercise. Yeaah me! I went to the gym yesterday and did 20 mins on the bike, 20 mins on the treadmill and 5 mins on the rower ( that rower is a killer!). I also did all the weights and 80 sit-ups (with an ab-cradle). I felt stomach muscles working that I didn't even know I had! And the good thing is that I don't ache today, (i did last time I went) which shows I am getting fitter - well that's what I'm telling myself anyway!;) ;)

I am just avoiding snacks at the moment, preferring to eat fruit if I am peckish. When I have lost a bit more weight (I've only lost 5lb so far) I might have the odd snack, but I'm not too bothered at the moment. I don't want to prohibit snacks and treats altogether as this is a lifetime plan, and even skinny people have treats once in a while! The thing that I can't have in the house is cheese, I tried buying a lower fat one instead but ate the whole block in a day - cheese on toast for breakfast, cheese sandwiches for lunch and pasta with loads of grated cheese for dinner! No, I cannot be trusted at the moment so it's best to steer clear of it for the near future! If you ever looked in my fridge or cupboards, you would think I am soooo healthy, but that is because I eat all the unhealthy foods as soon as I get them and they don't last long enough to be put in a cupboard!:ink: :ink: :ink: (but not anymore!)

Lee - thank you for saying I sound nice , you do too!

Faye - hope you feel better soon, you have done so well to keep up some exercise while you are poorly - you get a :cp: :cp: :cp: :cp:

Anyway, ta ta

Amanda xx

09-02-2003, 10:35 PM
Evening chickies!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was wondering if anyone out there has had this same sort of problem that I am experiencing right now. I have noticed that as of late I am getting lots of compliments and to be honest it kinda scares me. It is almost like if I am fat they wont notice. Don't know why it scares me but it does. Probally the unknown out there. Well was just wondering.

Ritu, I hope that all is alright with ya.


09-03-2003, 07:47 AM
Good Afternoon ladies,

I am doing high protein today - just got back from lunch where I had chicken satay (minus the sauce) and vegetables.AND I'M HUNGRY AGAIN. I was trying to keep track of the calories, maybe I need to eat some more.

Faye thanks for the encouragement. You're probably right about the pain -I'll see if it recurs when I go for my walk this evening.

Sandy, enjoy the compliments, you've earned them. But you're right about poeple not noticing one as a woman when one is overweight. It's as though one is nuetered. Maybe, one tends to withdraw into oneself when one is not feeling one's best. I know my confidence has taken quite a beating. It's silly, I know that I have a lot more to offer besides an ideal body, but I still allow my weight to get me down. You're probably unconsciously more open to poeple right now, your body language must be different.

It must be morning at your end, Have a good day everyone, will catch up later.


09-03-2003, 08:41 AM
Good morning everyone (Good Night Ritu),
4 points for yesterday.....

I think I'm still overeating somehow. I eat small, healthy meals throughout the day. But then when it comes to cooking dinner, I get in trouble. I love to cook, and I cook very healthful meals....but lately I've noticed that I pick at the meal throughout the prep time. I actually snack while I'm cooking. What's up with that??! Then I eat a regular dinner, trying hard to control my portion size. Then, for some odd reason, I simply *must* eat while I'm watching tv at night. I'm not hungry, but I feel like if I'm sitting on the couch--then I need to have a snack.

I know I could probably cut out about 500 calories a day if I just could control those two things! Any ideas? I'm thinking that if I work on a knitting or embroidery project while I watch tv, my mind and hands would be distracted. I used to do this all the time, and actually it's about mitten knitting time here in Maine anyway. My friend calls this "hand candy" : )

So, how do I stop snacking while I cook? I mean, I *have* to taste now and then to know if it needs seasonings....

I guess it's a good sign that I can recognize my habits. Just have to control them.

Time to get to school,
Check in later,

09-03-2003, 09:34 AM
WEDNESDAY: Today is Wednesday's woes. What is bothering you or irritating you? Get it off your chest!

Debbie L: YOU GET A: :cp: for points!
Good for you!

Amanda: YOU GET A: :bravo: for points. Way to go girl!

Sandy: Overweight women tend to overanalyize why someone gives them compliments. You cannot control how the world reacts to you other than standing up for yourself AND being a voice on how fat people should be treated. Work on feeling comfortable with the new status. It may be difficult, but it will come with time. Put the old you and everything that goes with it behind you and concentrate on the NEW you and enjoy the accolades.

Julie: YOU GET A: :bravo: for points. YOU MUST learn to leave the snacks in the cabinet and there is no easy way to go about this when you are cooking. I do walk out of the kitchen when I don't have to be watching something all the time to keep me from eating or tasting too much. Try and limit tasting until towards the end and then add more salt pepper or whatever it is you feel it needs.

Talk to you ladies later this AM


09-03-2003, 09:50 AM
Good Morning Chickadees,

pts for yesterday: 1 pt for exercise, 1pt for water, and 2 pts for program.

Mirabelly, it is a good idea to have something in your hands to do when you are watching tv...I try to work on my scapbook or something, especially if I have already had my food allowance for the day. :D As far as tasting while you cook, I use to do that all the time, now I know I cant!!!! I just have to rely on my intuition t and my sense of smell to know when it is ready. What I find myself having the most trouble with now is when I am cleaning up afterwards, I get this overwhelming urge at times to nibble!!! Imagine that, old habits are truly hard to break!!!

Ritu, I agree I think when we feel better we begin to exude confidence, and to some people that makes us more approachable, I feel it really does all come from the inside.....and those compliments, I too think we should take them and say thank you, it is hard for me too, I try to accept them and not qualify them with some kind of response. It is nice to get noticed for your efforts isnt it...So, Sandy, just take them when you can get them!!!!:love:

Amanda, :bravo: :cb: for getting your exercise in, you are getting so :strong: keep up the good work.

Lee, so true, we are bombarded with all of those ads!! ugh! it wokrs for them so they keep doing it, they play on our weakness do they not?? :lol: :lol:

Satine, good to see you again, hope you are doing well!!! When I started working with my dietician she told me I needed 2300 calories a day and she would gradually decrease it as I lost weight. I find it challenging to get that much in per day, and I rarely do, but now that I am becoming much more active, I find that I am requiring more!! and water!!! wow, I must have been completely dry, because I am making up for it now!!! the 90 grams of fat does sound like a lot, I try not to go over 65 if I can. Even though there are similarities with us all, I feel that our programs have to be individualized...you will find what is right for you. Your body will tell you what it needs.

Welcome back Honeyrose! good to see you again:D

Well girlies, gotta run, got 2 more posts to do then it is breakfast time, I am :hun:

later chickies:wave:

09-03-2003, 11:39 AM
Pam: YOU GET A: :bravo: for points!

I DID 5K THIS MORNING! :cb: :cb: Now I know I will be able to finish the race with no trouble! Yeahhhhhh! There was even a couple steep hills I had to walk and did ok. I was tired, very hot (it is really humid today) and sweaty, but not out of breath or anything. Well I am off to the pool before it pours down rain, but when did that ever stop me....:lol:


09-03-2003, 11:46 AM
Good morning!

Went for my walk this morning (in the rain) came home and showered.. haha I know.. whats the point? Rain doesnt feel clean!

Got all 4 yesterday. Doing so well at staying OP and my clothes are getting looser and looser. Oddly enough.. my weight isnt going down much. My husband says I am buildling muscle and its heavier than fat.. so what I lose in fat is being replaced by muscle weight - hence no loss when I step on the scale. Very frustrating.. but I am so glad my clothes are loosening up!

I got a pair of white shorts for my birthday at the end of May. Size 9. I couldnt get those things halfway up my thigh the day I got them. I wore them comfortably on my trip last weekend. And they were NOT tight!! I felt so good about it.

Julie.. I used to be a muncher too. I have found that keeping my hands and mind busy help. I quilt.. so lately I have been piecing quilts, making sure to keep a huge glass of ice water near my workstation. Sometimes if the cravings are really bad.. I get out the headset and talk on the phone while quilting and it gets me through it. If all else fails.. snack on air popped popcorn, carrots, celery.. stuff like that. Eating while cooking is another bad one for me so I keep my water handy and take a big drink when I want to grab up the food. Deviled eggs are my worst enemy when I am making them! Of course I want to eat all of the broken ones that do not look pretty. Its so tough not to do it.

Pam.. thanks for the welcome back :) I see you are still doing great OP and with your points!!

Check in later.. my quilt pieces need pressing!

09-03-2003, 03:22 PM
Hello ladies, I havent been on here for quite a while... seems the summer just slipped away and now thtas the kidlets are back to school, i can devote some time to me. This had been an extrememly hard summer for me. My best friends daughter died in July. Then a month later to the day, my brother passed away. He had a heart attack at work. He was 42. I gained 10 lbs... nothing fits anymore... i feel fat and ugly. I tend to be an emotional eater... so i have been doing that a lot lately... even when i know thats what i am doing... i just cant seem to stop it. I am 5' 10" and weigh now 240. I believe this is my all time record... the highest i have ever been. I want and need help to stay and be motivated. I feel preety good today.. I am here and posting... so thats a start. I am drinking my h2o...watching my food intake. I need to exercise more... so when i finish here, i am going to do my pilates work out. I turned 40 in June and am a stay at home mother of 3, ages 10, 7, and 4. I am looking forward to meeting u all and hope that i can help someone else to feel good. I am usually a very optomistic person... so this is very strange and hard for me... Usually i get the blues for a day... then they are gone. I know i am dealing with alot right now... so any suppoet and encouragement will help me immensely. I hope you all have a FABULOUS day! I look forward to being here daily... well, more like 3 or 4 times a day...lol

Sandy :flow1: :dance:

09-03-2003, 03:32 PM
Welcome Sandy! I think that post was your first step in a newer, thinner you....you can do it... and we are all here to support you...sorry to hear about your friends daughter and your brother, that would be extremely hard for anyone....

I will tell you a little about myself ( as Faye will ask me too later )
I am 29 year old female, married for almost 10 years, no kids as of yet...got a little doggie named Les....live in Indiana ( p.s. we
are having GREAT weather here today, temp 75 and bright and sunny ) ... I need to lose about 90 more pounds, I have lost about 26 since May-ish....

I had a bad day yesterday, went to Chinese buffet...love the chinese food...wish I knew if any of it is low fat.....gotta have it sometime...but back OP today!!!

Hi to everyone!!!!

09-03-2003, 05:08 PM
Welcome Sandy! It is great to have you here. Let me speak to your heart for a moment. I know you grieve for your brother, especially since he was taken suddenly with a heart attack. YOU need to understand that you can be in the same place as your brother and he definitely wouldn't want that for you! We are here for you and will help you to get fit and healthy!

**Ladies to differentiate between the two Sandy's gigglez and sandybrat that still post here, refer to sandybrat as SandyB and gigglez as Sandy**

Carri: CHINESE the evil food! I love Chinese food too and it is SOOO high in fat even veggie stuff. Just pick yourself up and get back in the saddle!

Debbie: We missed you! Hope you had a nice time while you were away. YOU GET A: :bravo: for points! Yeah for you!

the Cubs are getting their butts kicked and I couldn't stand watching it any longer. :lol:

I am so excited. I have a BIG surprise planned for dh for Christmas this year if I DON'T TELL HIM! I am horrible about secrets. He desperately wants to go to a Cubs convention sometime and the next one is in January so I am having dd buy his convention ticket for Christmas and I am paying for the rest of the trip (well sort of as I pay the bills. It is HIS paycheck! :lol: ) He gets to drag me with him and I know he will just schreek with joy about that!! Actually, we pretty much do everything together so I am looking forward to it too. I plan on having a whole page in our baseball trip scrapbook just for Cubs autographs.

Well, better check on the laundry and make sure the cat isn't undoing my patch job. Yep, he tore it out AGAIN while I was out walking or at the pool. I got ready to sand and paint it and part of the drywall tape was missing and here was a quarter size hole! I guess until I can get it completely dry, sanded and painted, he is going to have to go in his carrier every time I leave the house.

Not to be a NAG, but I don't have one person's personal info that they want to post to newbies yet! Please pm it to me so I can compile it. Otherwise you are going to be repeating it over and over! See Below from a post of 8/29:


09-03-2003, 07:27 PM
Thank you for the warm welcome... I am so pleased to be back here. I went for a walk today and canned my marinara souce... so it was a good and busy day. Going to have a light dinner and then another walk. Did great with my h2o today as well... is there something i am missing for the points?? Hope not. I will check back here later...
Thanks for listening...

Sandyb :flow1: :dance:

09-03-2003, 07:52 PM
SandyB: You get two points if you stay on the program you use for your dieting, one for water and one for exercise and it is always a day behind. So you would have gotten points for yesterday's total so be sure and tell me tomorrow what your points total is.

Ok, I have stats for Faye, Debbie, Carri, and Julie. Waiting for everyone elses......

CUBS WIN CUBS WIN! When I came upstairs last time one of the cardinal players had just hit a grandslam homerun in the 5th I think it was making it 7 to zip. In the 6th they rallied and won 8-7! Yahoo puts them a game back of the division leader.

I got my yorkies car seat today and it is really cool. It is all black quilted fabric with lambswool insides and he really likes it. In fact, I got out his harness to adjust the size since he has grown since he wore it last and he came over to my feet, sat and stuck his head forward for me to put it on thinking he was going on a trip! He is so funny.

Well, better go help dh put up a new light fixture. He is getting mad at it so it isn't going well!


Amanda Panda
09-03-2003, 08:22 PM
Hello friends!

Yesterday I got 2 points for eating, 1 point for water, but no exercise - I did go shopping and walked around for about 2 hours though which is better than nothing.

SANDYB:- Welcome to you! I have found this group to be a real encouragement, posting my points daily really helps to keep me in check. Today, it was 8.30pm and I still hadn't done any exercise - previously I would have just not bothered, but because I knew I had to post my points tomorrow (and I did no exercise yesterday), I made myself get on my exercise bike for half an hour. So I think the accountability of this group is a real help!
I am so sorry for you losing your friends daughter and your brother - I think you have done well to put on 'just' 10 pounds. You say that you are normally a happy and optimistic person, but aren't at the moment, please go easy on yourself as you are grieving and need time to get over your losses. Just take it one day at a time and be kind to yourself!:grouphug:

JULIE:- Just a quick note about the eating while cooking - I sip a huge glass of water, listen to my C.D walkman, and munch on a carrot!

HONEYROSE:- Congratulations on fitting into your shorts - I bet that felt great. I agree with your hubby that you must be gaining muscle, so the scales aren't changing dramatically. You obviously are getting slimmer ( hence the shorts fitting) - I've started measuring myself with a tape measure as well as the scales, so even if the scales don't register much of a loss, you'll be encouraged by the loss of inches.:goodvibes

Hello to everyone else:wave:

Amanda xx

09-04-2003, 01:09 AM
Amanda! Hi there! Great idea on the measuring. I will definately begin that as part of my weigh in. If I can see inches dropping, I wont feel so bad about the scale staying the same :o)

I did well today OP. However, I sat too long at the sewing machine. Time for a hot shower and bed. Check in tomorrow morning. nite girls


09-04-2003, 01:17 AM

Welcome SandyB:great to have you here with us....you will receive all kinds of love and support here!!! These are terrific women~~~ I offer you my condolences on the passing of your brother. I know this must be a difficult time for you, come to us as often as you need to.:grouphug:

ladies, it is late so I will reply in the am..sleep well:bubbles: :bubbles: :bubbles: :bubbles:

09-04-2003, 08:21 AM
THURSDAY: Today is Time for us Thursday! Take some time to smell the roses, read a book, take a walk in the park or get a facial! DO SOMETHING FOR JUST YOU TODAY!

I got a: :cp: for points. I didn't get in enough water yesterday and taking Citrucel, I HAVE to get in enough water. BAD Faye!

I am going walking in the mall and to breakfast with a friend that used to post here a long time ago. We have set up a time a few times a month to meet. Even though she lives in town, I don't see her much. We lead very different lives and she still has children at home though they are older.

Ok, Amanda, I added your stats to the rest now I am waiting for the rest of you to pm me your personal info for newbies! Let's get on the stick ladies! :lol:


09-04-2003, 09:17 AM
Good Thursday Morning Chicklets,

Pts for yesterday: 1 pt for water, and 2 pts for program, 0 for exercise, Sunday is make - up day though I promise. This morning I am doing it!! right after I post here. No excuses!!!

Hope all of you chicks have a healthful day!!! I will catch up with you all tonight when I get home from work. Toodles!!:wave:

09-04-2003, 09:57 AM
Hello All,

I just have to put my two cents in about complements. When I was in college (during the stone age) there was a lady who came to visit our psch class. She had been morbidly obese -something like 450lb. the doctor told her if she didn't loose weight she would die. They put her on all kinds of diets and nothing worked. Eventually they sent her to a shrink and he found out she had been sexually abused as a child. The weight was her way of trying to keep men at a distance. When she came to understand this she started loosing. She weighed about 250 when I met her. I'm not saying that fat people are unattractive although they definitely take a negative image in our media. I am saying I think our minds can work against us. We are all good lovely people who deserve the best out of life! If someone complements you say "thank you" and congradulate yourself on your hard work. Of course, the lady I met was an extreme case.

After I wrote this I sat and looked at it wondering if I should really post it. I am nothing if not opionated. I don't want to offend anyone. Wouldn't mind getting a conversation going though. I know I see some of myself in that lady I met. Sometimes I'm not sure if I want to be noticed especially by men. But Faye is right we have to do what is best for ourselves and let the rest of the world make their own choices..

I'm sorry to hear about your loss Sandy. (you know which one). I've been there and its hard. Take care of yourself. Make that a priority. People will find all sorts of things that you should be doing but its important that you have the health to carry on. You won't be numb from this forever.

Glad to hear everyone else is well


09-04-2003, 11:18 AM
Good Morning Ladies!! Yesterday i drank my h2o, exercised and stayed on program... yeah for me!! LOL Just talking and being on here yesterday helped me immensly so far.... i feel great today!! Its so nice to know theres othere out here who know what i am feeling and going thru... I greatly appreciated all of u!
My biggest hurdle is making sure i get my exercise... i am always busy around the house, but i need to get out and do something... walk or bike or something. That said.... i will come here and post when i am NOT feeling like exercising and u guys can kick my butt ... OK?? ;) I am drinking my h2o and am going ot have a bowl of cereal for breakfast after i am done here. I hope you all have a FAB day. Talk to u later!

Sandyb :flow1: :dance:

09-04-2003, 11:29 AM
Yesterday was a good day OP. I got 2 for that, 1 for water and 0 for exercise. It was my 'off' day anyway and I sat on my behind all day. lol.

Need to get moving here. Lots to do!

09-04-2003, 12:15 PM
Good evening eveybody and a Warm Welcome to Sandyb.:)

I last posted yesterday morning and I feel as though I've been away forever!

First my points, I got all 4 yesterday (wednesday).

Faye, you were right about the pain being a stitch. Yesterday I walked quite slowly and there was no pain.

Hi Sandyb, I'm so glad you decided to join us. I have only been here a couple of weeks myself but I have really come to depend upon the group. The girls are very warm and friendly and Faye is fantastic. She'll help you to stay on track. I was sorry to read about your loss, you must have been devastated to face so much all at once.I hope you are better able to cope with things now. Just don't be too harsh on yourself. 10 lbs. after what you went through is very little.

Am going for my walk, it will be shorter than yesterday as it's quite late.

Will post again later


09-04-2003, 12:59 PM
Way to go girls! You are doing great!

Pam: YOU GET A: :bravo: for points.

Sandy B:YOU GET A: :bravo: for points

Ritu: :YOU GET A: :bravo: for points

Debbie:YOU GET A::cp: for points

Wow this is a great day for everyone. I am so proud of you. FROM ME TO YOU:


I walked a mile and a half in the mall this AM and had a LOW FAT breakfast at Bob Evans and now I am going to sand and paint that mess in the kitchen. Someone broke one of the redwood slats that hold my handle etc on my fence so now my dog can't go outside on the deck until it can be fixed. There is always something to be fixing around here!

I need to get into the pool and get some glider time in today too so I got to get hopping.

I am waiting for personal stats for the following people and thanks to those who have already provided info:

No stats yet:
Sandy B
Missy (on vacation)


09-04-2003, 03:13 PM
Hello ladies!
Gosh, it's weird posting in the afternoon! We had a blackout here around 6am, so I went shopping all morning and just got home. Had to eat Wendys for lunch (grilled chicken and a salad)and had a cappachino for my morning coffee (loads of sugar, I'm sure)......I just hate getting thrown off schedule.

Anyway, I got all 4 points yesterday.......today's gonna be a struggle. I'm still sooooo tired! I don't know what's wrong. I thought exercise is supposed to give you *more* energy. The only thing I can think of is that the heavy weightlifting is more taxing than I thought and my body is trying to get used to it. I don't mind being sore, but I hate being tired!

Thanks for the cooking tips, everyone....I made it through last night without snacking while cooking. I had to keep my water bottle in my hand the whole time so I wouldn't forget :lol:

Sounds like everyone is doing great today! Stay strong :)


09-04-2003, 05:09 PM
Hi! I'm back, my daughter says I'm getting obsessed; if enjoying sharing thoughts with like minded poeple is being obsessed, then I suppose I am.

Faye, I'm sorry I missed your earlier post about sending you my profile. I promise to do so tomorrow. I got 3 points today. I didn't go for my walk finally. Actually my son was at home, he returns to University this month and I'm getting all sentimental. Stupid really, cos he will be back in December for a month.

Amanda, I absolutely agree with you. I have started walking regularly since I joined here, not least because I want my points. Plus seeing how committed everyone is sort of pushes you. Also I was pretty relaxed about my programme. But talking to Faye has helped and now I have started maintaing a diary where I actually note down calories. That's a first for me.

Julie, have you ever tried writing a daily journal, I was always eating a little extra here and a little extra there cos I'm surrounded by food all the time in my house. I used to read about the importance of noting what u eat but I couldn't be bothered. Then after I joined this forum, I felt so motivated by everybody, that I also wanted to put in that extra bit. Now I actually write down everything I eat and their caloric value. I have a small notebook and I use a new page for a new day. It helps in that it has made me conscious of every morsel that I put into my mouth. So the extra snacks have stopped. I am able to stick to 1300 calories. Of course I have to confess that I've only been doing this since Monday!

Pam talking about compliments- I received an unintended one today - my sister in law who has this strange competitiveness asked me if I was dieting. Obviously it's beginning to show. And I loved the feeling.

Lee I haven't forgotten the curry recipe. It's just that I'm not exactly a brilliant cook. I will ask my friend though, she runs a catering business. I am meeting her next week.

Debbie, lucky you to be down to size 9. You seem to have a supportive husband. And he's right, muscle does weigh more than fat.

I can go on forever, but I think I'd better stop before you guys throw me out for garrulousness.

Good night ladies, and sweet dreams.

Ritu: :) :) :)

Amanda Panda
09-04-2003, 05:32 PM

Yesterday (weds) i got 2 points for food, 1 for water and 1 for exercise - I fitted in 30 minutes on the exercise bike even though it was quite late, so yeah me!

Faye:- I loved your card! It was lovely and really cheered me up. Thank you for being such a good motivator!

Hope everyone is well and happy

Amanda xxx

09-04-2003, 05:40 PM
Ritu--I have thought about keeping a food diary. It seems like it would take an awful lot of time (I don't have a memorized calorie chart and I cook my own recipes......don't eat processed meals). How long does it take you to keep up with it? I think it would help me, but then again I've noticed that the more I think about "dieting" and restricting my food, the more I end up eating. Not sure why, but the more serious I get about food, the more I binge. I'm usually better off if I'm casual about it. Maybe with you gals to help, I'm less likely to do that now? Not sure. Something to think about.

Well, I"ve taken a nap and I still feel tired. Guess I gotta go workout, not much time left.


09-04-2003, 07:47 PM
Good evening ladies!

Julie: YOU GET A: :bravo: for points!

Ritu: YOU GET A: :cp: for points

Amanda: : YOU GET A: :bravo: for points!

Ritu: tomorrow is fine for the stats, no big deal!

Amanda: You are welcome for the card. I like to keep things upbeat and cards are a nice way of doing that I think.

Man, you guys are going gangbusters and I have had lousy food issues for a week now. You know me, I am not a complainer nor a blamer, just accept it, but I have to have a talk with me tonight about what I want to accomplish! If I can walk miles, and exercise all get outs, I can stay on my program again. For the first 5 months I was phenomenal and then I guess I got lazy, but I am going to really get serious and try and stay within my cal and fat so I can begin losing again.

I got my tickets for the ice show we are taking gs to. I saw a commercial about it today and it looks like it will be really cute. I am really anxious as even though he is 3,this is the first time they have ever let us do anything with him alone except babysit from time to time. As I have griped about before, the other grandparents keep him overnight etc and I just want my fair share! I adore that little boy and the feeling is mutual! After all, he has this big fat kid that is 50 as a playmate!!!

Well I was able to get the patch job sanded and painted and guess what Miss OCD did? Repainted the whole kitchen and laundry room! :lol: I am one noodlehead I will say that! It does look nice and tomorrow since I am on a roll, I am going to repaint the countertops since they have some wear and tear on them. I need to get some white enamel for the cabinets and redo them also, but I need to get more paint first.

Got in an hour at the pool and a good workout this afternoon, but I was up early because my friend was here around 7:30 am and of course the house had to be perfect for her to walk in to so I got up at 5 and hurried around cleaning for heaven's sake. I am a hopeless case that is for sure! :lol: Now I am pretty pooped because I am off my menopause meds for 7 days and am having insomnia issues again so I will sure be glad when I can go back on that (3 more days).

You ladies have a great evening and I will talk to you tomorrow!


09-05-2003, 07:28 AM

09-05-2003, 10:45 AM
Hello,my name is Joy Lee,and I currently live in Sylvester,Georgia. I am 46 years young and I weigh 258 lbs at this time..I have been working out and watching what eat ,keeping it low fat and healthy as possible..I started out at 329 lbs,which was my highest weight ever...I have lost down to where I am now in about 8 months..mainly by the exercise and healthy eating..I do a lot of walking and strength training ,sometimes adding an exercise video..I am very active,as I have 5 children ,ages 27 to 7 years old,and a 2 year old grandchild{ girl}...I have 2 boys and 3 girls,2 of which are still at home...we do a lot of family activities,sports,family hikes and theme parks,so I really stay on the go and stay very busy. I have a goal weight of 180,which I hope to be there by summer of 2004 . I am looking for all the support I can get,and be able to give all that I can...pkdreamer [Pam] has been a tremendous support and she reccomended this board,so here I am..I really look forward to meeting all of you:D :D :D together we will achieve our goals...so here goes.....Joy