Weight Loss Support - 300 + and ready to try again...#402

09-04-2003, 05:23 PM
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09-04-2003, 06:16 PM

09-04-2003, 07:03 PM
Hey Chicks!
I am just wrapping up work for the day and getting out of the office later than I'd like. However, I just checked the traffic report and it's not looking good at the moment so I thought I'd take a few minutes to catch up with my favorite gals before heading home and sitting in the car for over and hour. Ugh!

I am still planning on going to the gym tonight. I've got that --- it's a rainy day, I've worked too hard, I'm getting home late....attitude, but I am not going to let it get the better of me. I WILL get to the gym tonight and tomorrow no matter what!!! A big part of me whats to go home, get in my jammies and hit the couch, but I know how much better I will feel if I work out.

I am hoping for at least a 1 pound loss this week. I am happy with the 1-2 a week that I have been losing. I feel like it's very manageable. The scale was not looking too favorable this morning. Maybe I am putting on some muscle with my new workout.

2cute --- Step away from the bread! :tape: You were embarrassed to ask Connie what procedure....and I am a little embarrassed to explain. I don't remember the exact wording or problem, but I know it was a rectal situation. :hot: Maybe someone else can explain better.

Pam --- I agree, this isn't all "water weight" and I can no longer say it's "Baby fat". :lol: It's a lot of bread and cheese over the years along with some oreos thrown into the mix.

Tina --- I know all I did early in my short post was laugh! You really cracked me up with the donut story. But, seriously, I am proud of you for making the decision to have ONE. I agree completely with your decision. If I am really craving something I will usually let myself have a little instead of waiting and going overboard. Everything in moderation! Good Girl!! :)

Natalie - Thanks for starting a new thread for us. I just didn't have time earlier. But, then you left and didn't post. Where'd you disappear to??? ;)

Mary --- Well Gal, that was short and sweet! :) How are you doing??

Ok, as much as I love hanging out here I need to hit the road and face the traffic. This will put me home a little after 7, assuming no major hold ups, I'll take an hour to have dinner, hang out with DH and the dogs and then hit the gym about 8:15 for about 45 minutes. Then I am thinking a nice hot shower and a cozy bed will be in order!!! Not sure if I'll make it back tonight.

Have a great evening!

09-04-2003, 08:03 PM
2cute: Connie said she was having a procedure done for an anal fissure, which is a small tear or cut in the skin lining the anus which can cause pain and/or bleeding. No, I'm not that all-knowing about anal fissures, I just remember what she said and that she was in a lot of pain. :( She said she had been eating a little more to help keep her mind off the pain, so I'm glad that she's have the procedure. I know she had tried several things and they didn't seem to help.

My thoughts are with you Connie :goodvibes


I have a few minutes to myself, so I thought I'd hop in to see how everyone was doing. Dh and Trey are at a Jr. High football game (of course) and Brian is in his room doing homework, so instead of watching the same episode of Married With Children that I've watched 800 times, I thought I'd hop in to see what my lovelies were doing. :D

Once again....I am SO very excited to be re-joining WW on Monday. I've already pretty much got everything I need, I just need to take that final plunge. :yes:

Barb: So, you like the donut joke, huh? I thought it was pretty comical. I didn't actually know where I was going with it till I got started. :lol: A big part of me whats to go home, get in my jammies and hit the couch, but I know how much better I will feel if I work out. Good job! I'm very proud of you. :bravo: Don't you always feel great when you work out? :yes:

:drill: Alright everybody......FRONT AND CENTER!! :drill:
Where the crap is everybody?! Get your hind ends in here an post! That's an order.

Thin, Pam, Michelle, Kat, Lucky, Joe Anne, Mary, Amanda, Sandy, Jen, 2cute, Duckie, Steph, Natalie....and anyone else I might have missed.

I need to talk to you guys....otherwise, I just sit in here talking to myself and you know how that turns out! :dizzy:

Come on in and post you guys!!!!!!

09-04-2003, 08:13 PM
Hey girlies...

I should be getting ready to attend the Boy Scout Committee meeting...but I really don't want to go, so I came here instead.

I'm not ready for summer to be over!

I really have nothing to share. No good diet stories. I haven't ridden my bike due to the inordinate amount of rain we've had this past week.

Congrats to Tina...Employee of the Month! Destroyer of Donuts. Maharjah of Moderation....mmm...can't think of anymore superlatives...

Natalie...I've always liked Desiderata...Thanks for sharing it with us.

Mary...I still have books for you too! We are in major 'clean out the house mode' at the moment. Would you be so kind as to PM the address to me again?? Do you want kid's books also? Paperbacks?

Shoot, gotta run...I still have to pretty myself up for the meeting.

see you later!

09-04-2003, 09:06 PM
I see I've pulled Kat out of hiding. Who's next?!!! :cb:

09-04-2003, 09:40 PM
Howdy! :wave:

Well, hundreds of pieces of Revlon and Almay make-up have new homes today thanks to yours truly! :D One more store down, 4 to go.

I really booked tomorrow up with little jobs. I don't know what I was thinking! :rolleyes: Like I just couldn't take a day off. God forbid, that would be horrible. I even booked two jobs for Saturday! Not like me at all. :( I AM definitely working too hard!

Hopefully, I will get home from all my jobs tomorrow in time to make a visit to Curves. Haven't been since a week ago Monday. I just can't get the ambition to go there after doing these 'cosmo' jobs. The usual, run of the mill stuff I do isn't so bad, but after being on my feet all day, I just can't do it. Getting old! ("I look like the crypt-keeper!" - Jamie Lee Curtis from the movie Freaky Friday) YIKES!

I'm heading to bed early tonight. I'm sick and tired or feeling tired all the time. :yawn: Hope you all have a good one.

09-04-2003, 09:42 PM
Sorry, I started the new thread but I didn't really have anything useful to say. I'm not in such a happy place right now. I skipped my weight training tonight. I wasn't as good as Barb. I still have a workout planned for Friday and Saturday to make-up. But I have this nasty feeling that the darn scale is going to show the same thing it has the past two weeks. I'm on the verge of losing it real fast. I stayed within my 2000 calories today but I just feel like a big bloated blob right now.

Sorry to be so negative, I'm usually not like this. Maybe it's this darn 100% humidity. Ugh. At least I have no "bad" goodies in the apartment to munch on. Thank God I resisted at the grocery store. So I am going to bed before I start eating the kitchen cabinets.

Chat in the morning girls!


09-04-2003, 10:29 PM
Hey Gang,
Couldn't resist popping in one more time before I call it a night. On the way home from work I stopped at a place called "The Salad Gallery". I picked up a small buffalo chix salad. It was pretty good. I had blue cheese dressing - couldn't resist, but all in all it was a good meal. :T: I finally made it home about 7:15. Did I go to the gym??? :no: Did I do 30 minutes on the treadmill at home??? :yes: It took a lot of self-encouragement, but I did it and just as I thought, I am so glad I did. :) :) :)

I just had a Healthy Choice Sorbet bar -- yummy! Only 100 calories and 2 WW points. They come in Orange and Rasberry.

Kat - It's always so nice to see you posting whether you think you have anything to say or not! I can't wait to meet up with you next month! :D

Thin - You need to give yourself a little break gal! You are working way to hard. Don't forget to take care of yourself!

Natalie - {{{HUGS}}}} Sorry you are feeling down right now! Do what you need to do to get out of your funk and get back into the game! You've been working so hard, you can get back to it. :yes: By the way, I don't recommend the cabinets, I've been there - they leave splinters! :lol:

Where are the rest of you? Come out, come out, wherever you are!!! ;)

09-04-2003, 10:45 PM
I have overeaten today big time DH comes home tomorrow.

Thin p.m. me your address

09-04-2003, 11:22 PM
Hello All,

I am here to say I am back on the 3fc boards and have been reading a bit tonite to try and catch up...I have been away from this forum for months...sorry....but I am happy to note that I recognize old friends who are still posting, and I can't wait to make new friends!!

A little news about myself: I finally have my divorce after so many months trying to free myself of a very un healthy marriage.

I can't begin to describe how scary and yet how freeing it has been to buy my first new (used) car :dizzy: and know I did well with the deal. Now I have bought an older home in the Des Moines, IA area and am having fun fixing things up...today they poured the cement for my garage, I am fixing this 1936 "modest" home to suit myself....and I am having a blast! Even did my bathroom up in a rose motiff. Gonna paint the kitchen cupboards which would have driven my "Wasbund" nutz...never paint wood...but these are old old old and I don't want the expense of purchasing new....so paint will do nicely and my budget will not suffer!

The Fall adult ed class schedule just came out...so many choices...do I want to learn how to play a guitar? Take another writing class? Maybe some computer class? I know for sure I will try and find an ASL class for improving my signing skills ..My deaf 6 year old granddaughter is always correcting my signing and telling me I am silly....lol

Now getting back to the negative issue of my weight problems!!
I am thinking that maybe I AM ready to try again!!! With the understanding and support of the rest of you I am betting I can make it this time.....I can't tell you how many times I quit smoking before I finally quit for good!! I have been smoke free since 1991 and I have to just remind myself that if I can do that I can also break the not so good choices I have been making regarding food!

My observation is that we are all to often to hard on ourselves about our back sliding....Maybe we should just remember we are human and if we mess up one day a week, there are still 6 days of the week that we didn't! It has to work as long as we keep on trying no matter how ticked we get at ourselves....that is the key keep on trying.....

I feel at home here and it is because you all understand what a struggle it is to stay OP.

I will try to respond to indvidual posts as I get re aquainted and am looking forward to making new friends too....

I am beginning to bable...Love to all and to all a good nite....

Stepping Out
09-04-2003, 11:53 PM
Been gone for a little while. I've been really struggling these last few weeks. I missed two TOPS weigh ins in a row, and I haven't stepped on a scale for days. My eating has been BAD. Tonite I had my "last hurrah": DH and I went to Outback for an anniversary dinner, and I enjoyed every last calorie. :D

I know I need to get back on track NOW. My back has been hurting more than usual. I know the stress of too much weight and not enough exercise is taking a toll on my health.:( Why is it so easy to take care of others, and so hard to take care of myself? :?:

2 cute: Thanks for thinking of me and the others who haven't been around lately.

Mary: It's good to see you posting, if only a couple of sentences.

Pam: I saw your lovely picture a few threads ago. It's nice to have a face to put w/your name :)

Tina: Sounds like you're more than ready to rejoin WW! The new flex points program sounds interesting.

Natalie: Thanks for being here :sunny:

Please forgive me for drawing a blank:stars: , but one of you mentioned how it was in the 40's in Maine. Makes me homesick! Right now we have high 70's w/110% humidity!:rolleyes:

Please keep me in your prayers. I'll be back soon!

Good night ladies:moo:

09-05-2003, 01:30 AM
HI guys !!!! :wave:
I DID IT !!!! I DID IT !!!! :dancer:
My goal today was to not eat any bread and to drink nothing but water. I DID IT !!! :D

In fact... I did even better than that.
I ate a salad and baked chicken breast for lunch. I can't remember how long it has been since I ate a salad at home.
Heck... I can't remember the last time I ate a salad at all. :^:

I drank nothing but water... and believe me... I WANTED A DIET COKE !!!!
I made a promise to my daughter that if she drank nothing but water today so would I. We BOTH did it !!!
About 5pm I was going to call her and say "GO AHEAD AND DRINK A Dr Pepper" LOL I REALLY wanted some pop.... but I drank another bottle of water instead. :D

My dinner was bread free too. Only veggie I ate was a sliced tomato but better than none. PROGRESS !!!!! I made great progress today!!!
PLUS... I exercised for an entire hour today too. :strong:
I miss not being able to swim first thing in the morning... but I am proud of myself for doing it in the middle of my day. It is not convienent to do it midday... but Iam willing to do what it takes.

Did any of you see Oprahs rerun on diet success stories.??
They all WORKED HARD to lose their weight. Much harder than I have done or doing. I am going to commit to working hard for my success too. It is a fact of life... it isn't going to happened on its own... I have to work for it!!!!

Now on to replys....

SYN !!!!! Welcome HOME.!!! It is soooo good to see you again!!!
I am so happy for you. FINALLY getting the past put behind you and moving forward with your future. You sound so much more at peace. :) I sent you an email yesterday but I got it sent back to me. If you would , send me your new email adress.

Thin... I worry you are working TOO HARD. Please pace yourself slower next time you get new jobs. I know you are capable of doing it ALL ... but it may not be best for you overall. :love:

Homebound... Happy Anniversary !!! Sounds like you had a wonderful dinner in honor of your marriage. Now that you have that "special occasion" over with.... you can get serious again about your weight loss journey. Your health is worth it!!!!

Barb... congrats on walking that treadmill when you got home.
Commitment like that is what will make you successful in the long run.

Mary... I sure miss your longer posts. It might help you get back on track with your food. Work on PROGRESS not perfection. What can you do for progress ???

Natalie... I too have tried eatting the kitchen cabinets .... great for fiber but lacking in flavor. LOL
I am soooo sorry to hear you are getting frustrated. We have all been there... BUT !!!!! you can't afford to stay there.
Attitude is 99% of the battle. Our "minds" causes us to eat more than hunger or food. Get out some pencil and paper and start writing a gratitude list. One for each letter of the alphabet.
A= attitude.. positive attitude
B= Barbs fine example of "just do it"
C= chat
D,E,F, etc.
I know how hard it can be... the harder it is to do it... the MORE you need to do it. But the bottom line is... YOU CAN DO IT !!!
oh yes... I LOVED your Desiderata

Kat... I am not ready for summer to be over either. I am ready for the 100+ degrees to be over... but NOT SUMMER. This is the first year EVER I did not want summer to end. I think the pool has a lot to do with that. :lol: I swam for over an hour today. It felt good. Cold to start... but warmed up quickly.

Tina... thanks for the update on Connie. Now that you wrote it out... I remember NOW. :o Getting OLD SUCKS!!! I hate losing my memory. :mad: At least I know I have lost it... it is going to be bad when I don't know that I have forgotten. LOL
That was mighty sneaky of you with that donut story. I could just see you throwing those donuts everywhere. :lol:

Connie... here is a toast to you... :cheers:
To a quick recovery... Bottoms up!!! :eek: :o :lol: ( sorry... I could not resist )

Okay... I have probably put a lot of you to sleep by now. LOL
It is time for me to call it a night.

Terri in MO
09-05-2003, 08:41 AM
Good morning ladies!

Today has to be a better day. Yesterday was just difficult all around. Must have been something in the air that made everyone nuts.

1. Traffic sucked on the commute to work. If you Easterners consider 25 miles a commute. :lol:

2. The external auditors have been dragging their feet on the audit report for our retirement plan. They finally got out there with a bunch of nitpicking changes that consumed my whole day on the phone with them and our actuary. Finally at 3 pm we have the last of the answers.

3. My boss said the audit report has to be published on Friday and then I realize that its Thursday already. Holy Sh**!

4. At 2:55, the bosses assistant, who is responsible for typing all the audit reports, proceeds to yell at me for sending over more changes just as she was ready to go home and all I wanted was for her to email the file to one of my accountants so he could make the changes. We're talking huffing and glaring like a blasted 3 year-old. It was all I could do to restrain myself and not tell her to quit acting like a damn baby.

5. We receive one last file for me to print, review and sign. It had errors so one more phone call to the auditors for him to fix it and resend. Then I can't find letterhead stationery. Then I spent 15 minutes trying to figure out how to actually print on letterhead. First time, I had the paper in wrong. Then it printed on the letterhead on the subsequent pages. Fifteen minutes later, I realized that I only needed it for the first page. :rolleyes:

6. I sign, I email files, I send it overnight, and I fax copies of the "final" reports so that we can have our audit opinion overnighted back to us today. I no more get back to my desk than the little audit guy is calling with more changes. At that point, I told him to come to the office this morning and he can observe the changes and no more phone calls.

7. Left work more than an hour late and in the heavy commute traffic home. I tried to chill on the way home knowing that it would take an hour to drive the 25 miles.

8. I get within 5 miles of home and am stopped at an intersection waiting for the light. Now, its a no right turn on red intersection and the lady behind me is honking her horn and waving her arms and yelling because I'm not turning right on red. She then proceeds to tailgate me because the 35 speed limit isn't fast enough. Then she passes on a double yellow line where there wasn't room for her and a car coming. She cuts in front of me and slams on her brakes so she wouldn't hit the car in front of me. She passed him on a curve and double line. If I only had a gun to shoot her tires out.

8. I decide to take a nice relaxing walk with the dog at 8:30 where its all dark and quiet and the stars shining and its cool. Oh so peaceful....until some jacka$$ has gunned his camaro and is doing at least 50 mph backwards down the street for about a 1/4 mile. So much for quiet suburbia.

At that point, bed is the only safe option.

So see, today has to be better!

Tina - Its so great to see you back in positive, jazzed up spirits. Hang in there! I liked the donut story too. :lol: Oh but the shame of donuts on the floor!

Barb - Good for you for hitting the treadmill after your trek home. I didn't have the energy to do the spinner after my day yesterday and for a change the dog was walking me last night.

Have a good day everyone!

09-05-2003, 09:01 AM
I'm off today and I'm going into the city. DH is coming home today from his business trip. Food is still terrible.

09-05-2003, 09:04 AM
Good Morning Girls!
:sunny: :sunny:

Today was my weigh-in day I was was down another 1.8 pounds, for a new total of 47.4!!! I am so close to that 50# mark that I want to hit so badly --- my fear is that a week from tomorrow I am leaving for vacation for a week. I have been mentally preparing myself for weeks now to eat healthy and not blow it while we are away. I'm not too worried about getting enough exercise because 3 of the days are going to be spent at theme parks - plenty of walking...plenty of tempting treats. :p Then when I get back from that trip I have 3 weeks until the family cruise --- even tougher in terms of eating....they really feed you on those things and it's hard not to over do --- I've been preparing for that one too! I'm going to enjoy myself completely on both vacations, but trying hard not to go nuts! :^:

Syn - Welcome back! :) I know we have never met, but I have heard your name mentioned on occassion. I look forward to getting to know you. Sounds like you are getting to a happy place in your life right now! That's great. :encore:

Joanne - Happy Anniversary! Glad that you and hubby had a nice dinner. :cheers: Now it's time to get back on track. C'mon gal, you can to this. You said it yourself --- you need to take care of you!!! We're all here for you!

2cute --- Yippee!! What a wonderful day you had yesterday! No bread, no soda --- an hour of exercise!!! WAY TO GO!!! Before you know it one day will turn to two and to three......

Terri --- Ugh, what a day you had yesterday! I can relate --- thank goodness I haven't had one like that for a while, but I understand. Hopefully you had a good night's sleep in your safe and sound bed! :)

Well, I think I need to go have some breakfast, get dressed and dive into my work. I plan on going to the gym during my lunch break today. Not sure what plans we have tonight or over the weekend. I guess we'll play it by ear.

Have a wonderful day!!!!

09-05-2003, 10:39 AM
Where is everyone?? Get out of bed you sleepyheads. :) I don't feel like working right now, I'd rather find out how you all are doing. ;)

09-05-2003, 11:15 AM
Thank you all for the motivation. Honestly I don't know what my funk was last night. I think I was just stressed out in general and it was coming out of me. I get that way sometimes. So I went to bed early and got some much needed rest. I also gave myself a little pep talk about how far I've come. I am so not giving up this time! There is no way I can go back to the way things were.
I got on scale this morning and apparently I didn't do as bad as I thought. I am down 2 pounds. But in order to keep it up I'm not going to be able to be so lax. Why are we so hard on ourselves? I truly believe that I am trying to sabatoge my weight as a defense. This is very difficult, I could never have gotten this far without all of your encouragement and kind words so THANK YOU!

09-05-2003, 11:23 AM
Hello Friends,

I'm here. wrote my post last night, and did not hit the reply button!!! duh!!:doh: :lol:

I am doing well, got up at 6:00a and by 6:15a I was walking away those pounds!!! feeling :strong: :cb: I didnt walk yesterday nor the day before...yesterday I cleaned my bedroom, cleaned the closet and threw out about 8 garbage bags full of stuff. clothes I cant wear anymore:D and things I havent worn in eons!! ragged things and just general clutter.. So I think maybe I sweated off a few ounces!!:p

Barb, WOW!! 1.8 more!!:bravo: you are close to that first 50 gone!!! wonderful, that is such a milestone and such an accomplishment...you go girl!!

Mary, glad to see you are feeling better, you will get back on track with the food!! just stay strong;) have fun in the city!

determined...you poor girl, what a day you had, hope this one is better kiddo!! love and hugs to you..

2cute, wow no bread and no soda!!! yipppppeeeee!;) good for you, I knew you could do it..

homebound, thanks so much for your comment about my picture, I appreciate it, it took me a while to gather my nerve to post it!!
you hang in there, you can do this thing, you deserve it..you will be in my thoughts and my prayers of course!!

Katrina, Thin, Natalie, Tina, and Syn, you girlies have a great day, do something just for yourself today. I am planning a trip to the bookstore and lunch with a friend, yes I WILL BEHAVE AT LUNCH, I PROMISE, WILL REPORT IN LATER!

:lol: :lol:

09-05-2003, 12:03 PM
HI guys... no time to chat... I have company coming today and more for the weekend. Just peeking in. here is my condensed replys..
Poor thing... enjoy the city...way to go !!! ... Here I am :wave: .. you're welcome ... I loved your picture too. Whew... gotta run.

Stepping Out
09-05-2003, 02:02 PM
I just stepped on my scale here at home. It's showing a 2.5-3.0 lb GAIN-not surprising! :( Time to "get with the program"! Meal planning has been a challenge with DH's shifting schedule. I need to start planning meals for just me (DS doesn't do healthy food). note to self: TOPS meeting Wednesday-BE THERE! :yes:

Terri: Sounds like you had the day from:devil: ! I hope you're having a better day today.

2 Cute: WTG with your eating goals:cb: ! Are you trying the South Beach diet? I don't know if I could go without bread or Diet coke for that long. Good job :cp: !

Justme: I'm glad you're feeling better today. I've been up and down mood wise for the past couple of weeks. I know how you feel about "eating the kitchen cabinets":cbg: :cbg: :cbg:

Tina: Sorry I forgot last time: Congrats on "Employee of the Month" :balloons: :bravo:

Enjoy your day

09-05-2003, 02:24 PM
Dang it!!! I just lost my post!! :shrug: :shrug: It was my fault, I hit the wrong button. :hot:

It went something like this, here is the abbreviated version....

Skipped the gym at lunch --- went out with DH and a friend...ate :jeno: Didn't overdo, it was yummy.

Good job Natalie!

2cute - have fun with company!

Joanne - You can do it! (actually my first post had an entire cheer!)

Pam - Please come help me clean my closet.

I'm going to the mall after work - plan on doing a lot of walking and burning calories with my credit card and signing my name. :lol:

Ok, that was the very short and rough version! Back to work...

Later Gators...

09-05-2003, 02:26 PM
Glad to see you guys in here posting.... I was beginning to feel awful lonely. :(

Ok, let's do replies first:

Syn: Hey baby!! It is SO good to see you back! :cb: When I saw your name I about jumped off the page. I have thought of you often and wondered how you were doing. It's like I've said over and over, we are ALWAYS here for you. I'm so glad you've came back to us.....together, we can do this! {{{hugs}}}

2cute: You crack me up..... :lol: condensed replies..... why, I oughta... Have fun with your company this weekend. Geez, it seems like you've had company alot since you got the new house. I personally CAN'T WAIT to see it next Spring! :yes: P.S. Good job on reaching your goal yesterday....good girl!

Pam: Good to see you little bit.... ;) Don't you hate it when you create a great post and then something happens to it? One time, I worked on a very long one, (took me almost an hour and a half) and I was being so careful because I didn't want it to tell me I had too many smilies and you know when that happens and it takes you back, your post is gone. Well, I highlighted all my text and right clicked to copy it just in case....and instead of hitting "copy", I hit paste instead and it knocked out my whole post except for the last thing I had copied. I was so mad, I just wanted to stomp the stupid computer. :mad: :lol:

Natalie: First of all....congrats on the 2 lb. loss! Secondly, I'm so glad you're feeling better. We ALL have moments like that and eventually....they do pass. You just have to weather the storm to see the sunshine on the other side. :sunny:

Barb: Congrats on the 1.8 lb loss! I know you are so excited you can taste it....50 lbs. gone is right around the corner!! Don't you worry abit about going on vacation. You are very strong and you will be able to overcome temptation, and if you can't....have what you want, just have it in moderation! I believe in you. :yes:

Mary: Keep your head up sweetpea. You know that we believe in you and know that eventually you will pull yourself out of this rough patch. I do have to ask though... with dh coming back home tonight, are there any big n tasty's on the menu? :T

Terri: Geeez...it sounds like you had a day from :devil: yesterday. I believe you are absolutely right... today HAS to be better. I did have to comment on this though....about the woman that was on your butt, then came around you just to have to slam on her brakes.....don't you just love that? :mad: I had a guy right on my a$$ this morning....push, push, pushing me (even though he had the left lane free) and I was even going over the speed limit myself. :sssh: So, he finally went around me, flew over in front of me...just to turn right a few feet down the road. What an idiot!

Joanne: It's very good to see you again.. If you noticed in my above post, I mentioned your name. See? I didn't forget you. :no: I'm very excited about the new Flex program. Instead of giving you a points range, (example 29-34) they give you a specific number (example...31 pts.) and then they give you 35 Flex points to use any way that you choose. You can spread them out...adding 5 points a day to your total or you can use 10 here or there or even the whole 35 at once. I'm really excited about it.

Ok.... I know I have more people to respond to, but I have been sitting at this computer since 10:30 and it is now almost 1:30 and I have got to go. (Yes...between answering phone calls and dealing with customere services issues...it has taken me this long to get this post done) :lol:

Have a great day and I will see you all tonight!!

09-05-2003, 03:01 PM
Hey kids...

I had to jump in for a quickie...don't want to be accused of being a non-poster! Today it has FINALLY stopped raining...the sun is shining and the humdity is down to a blessed 49%! My hair couldn't take all that humidity anymore! :yikes:

I guess today will be the day I get to finally cut the grass...I hear lots of lawn mowers out there...

Terri, the good thing about sh*tty days is that the next day has simply GOT to be better! This easterner commutes 3.3 miles to work and would be very crabby and very late if she had to go any further!

Barb...We did say Oct 25 or 26, didn't we? The boys will be camping that weekend, so I am a totally free agent! Can't wait to meet you girls! Hey! Where IS Michelle??

Syn, welcome back! We're like a port in a storm, aren't we? Always here when needed...I'm glad you found your way back!

Joanne, Happy Anniversary!

Thin...Slow down! Take a breather, woman!

Mary...Have fun with hubby! Now you can burn off the extra calories you consumed while he was gone! ;)

2cute...Yay for you, meeting your goal for the day!

Pam...all that cleaning definitely burns calories! Been following that exercise program myself lately...

Natalie...I also gave myself a little pep talk about how far I've come. I am so not giving up this time! There is no way I can go back to the way things were.
Thank you for that! I needed that pep talk too! I'm glad you're feeling better!

Weren't there a couple of newbies last thread? Don't be shy...just jump in wherever...

Okay...I have TONS to do today...break time over!

Fun Friday...hmmmm...laundry, lawn, vacuuming...no fun there! Well, the fun part will come when it's all over and done...yeah and starts up all over again...


09-05-2003, 09:58 PM
DH got home:D
I had a good time in town today. I bought myself two new cologns and a new cafalon skillet.
It is going to cost $500.00 to fix my sons car:(
My step daughter(ex husbands oldest) had a baby today a little girl Madison Leah. this is her second the oldest is 14.

WE are going to see The Order with Heath Ledger tomorrow and to "WhataBurger" one has opened in our capital city .

Well I better run

09-05-2003, 10:35 PM
Where is everyone tonight? I leave and do 4 hours of shopping and figure I'll come back and have lots of messages to read.

Phew...what a shopping trip. I had such a good time just walking the mall and buying this and that. I was weighed down with bags and got a good workout as I lugged them around. :) I bought some Clinique stuff, tapes to listen to on my Walkman at the gym, Bath and Body goodies for the trip, new undies, some health soups, crackers and dips from Harry and David, the Texas series of books by Fern Michaels..... In other words, I blew quite a bit of money, but is was stuff I needed/wanted and had fun! ;)

Now I am going to give myself a facial and start reading a new book!

I hope everyone has a great night!
Sweet Dreams.
Barb :)

09-06-2003, 01:32 AM
Hey everyone :)

Sorry to have spent so much time lurking and not posting this last week. I've just been so busy and so tired. Working two detail oriented jobs is taking a toll on me already. Hey, at least I have work. Cross your fingers for DH. He has a second interview on Monday. :) I'll spend some real time posting this weekend. All in all it really has been a good week, I'm just so blasted tired!


09-06-2003, 08:51 AM
Good Morning.
I woke up at 5am and could not go back to sleep. Grrr
I have company coming for the weekend and I had hoped to get to sleep late this morning before they got here.

Yesterday a dear friend of mine I had not seen in years came over and we had a nice visit.
She knows every bad thing about me ... and still likes me. :lol:
She was my sponsor in Overeatters Anonymous and I confessed ALL of my sins, fears, disappointments, shames and embarrasing character traits of my entire life to.
As HARD as that was to do... it was very theraputic.
Day 2 was completed with NO BREAD , only water to drink. :cp:
It was VERY HARD to only drink water. It is amazing how I can do this for my daughter... but if I were only doing it for me I would have caved in many times by now.

We went out to eat last night and I brought almost half of it home. :)
And before I went to bed I headed for the refrigerator to grab a bite of ANYTHING to eat. I opened the door and stood there staring at the food. Then I came to my senses and said "NO... you don't need to eat anything. Just drink a glass of water and go to bed" AND I DID, :smug: Of course now I am sittting here at 5am and I will probably fall asleep on my company this afternoon. LOL

Andria ... I have all my fingers and toes crossed for DH. A second interview is always good. It means they liked him.

Barb.. your shopping trip sounded like fun. You got a lot of good stuff. Enjoy your facial and book.

Mary... I am so glad you had fun shopping. You needed something to lift your spirits. What is a caflon skillet??
Sorry for the mix up with your son. I thought he already lived with you. LOL
Congrats on the new baby. I love her name.. Madison Leah. :yes:

Kat.. glad your rain stopped.
We had 6 straight days of rain off and on before it stopped here.
Now the weather is really nice. Highs in mid 80's. I opened my doors and windows but hubby still wants his air conditioner when he comes home from work.

Tina... yes I have had a LOT of company. I am become afraid to answer the phone. :lol: Next weekend I am having a birthday gathering for my husband and daughter too. It never ends. LOL

Joanne... I have never read anything on South Beach diet plan.
Just some rumors I have heard. Isn't it basicly a low carb plan with emphasis on fruits and veggies. That is my goal... but I haven't mastered it ... YET. :D

Pam.. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated your photo.
It is like I have a whole new sense of closeness to you now.
I can sit here and "see" you as I type. :D Thanks

Terri... did your days get any better ?? Some days it just doesn't seem worth getting out of bed. LOL Good luck !!

Thin... did you make it to curves.?? Are any of your jobs today for a nice relaxing dinner or movie screening? At least you will be able to get off your feet.

Natalie... Are you feeling in better spirits today? We all get into funks every now and then. You just have to ride them out sometims. Just remember the phrase... "This too shall pass"

Syn... I was so happy to see you again... and now so sad I don't.
I am anxiously awaiting a new post from you. ;)

Okay gals.. it is time for me to be going.
I probably won't be back until Sunday evening... but you know me ... I can't stay away. Hope everyone has a GREAT WEEKEND.

09-06-2003, 08:58 AM
I just spent 1/2 hour reading all the posts I missed. I don't know what has happened to me, life just seems to be so busy lately and I don't make it to the computer as much as I used to. I miss coming here all the time and checking in. It could also be that fact that I have not been on program for so long I can't remember. I do know that I have gained back so much of what I lost and am not impressed with myself at all, but I am trying not to let it get to me. Cause the more I let it get to me the worse I do. So, I have one more weekend away with the girls~leaving this coming Thursday and back on Sunday, then I have decided and keeping my fingers crossed I kick my a$$ and get myself into the right mode and get busy and get this weight off.

Joanne: It was me and Maine and the 40's.....and it has been down right chilly....but it is a beautiful time of year, fall in Maine, the colors are wonderful. Once it really gets going I will post a fall pic for you all.

Tina: loved the donut story. I was just imagining you throughing doughnuts all over the place, and your co workers and boss just sitting there in astonishment and wondering if you had lost your head or what.:lol: . So on the new flex points system, I think you and I are still the same size how many pts it one allowed in a days time? You can pm me and let me know if you would like. Thanks in advance.

Syn: Nice to see you, I think you have posted once since I have been here. But I hear 2cute talk about you so I feel I kind of know you. I have an apple recipe of yours from her. I quit smoking over a year ago now too, and I try to keep giving myself that pep talk about if I can quit that I can do anything. Wishing you and me both luck.

Andria: Remember in all that work to take some time out for you. And my fingers are crossed for you hubbys #2 interview.

Barb: congrats on the loss, and sounds like you had fun on your shopping trip. Evan and I went shopping a little last night. I dragged him to Fashion Bug, but he decided he would go to Radio shack while mom shopped the "GIRL" store. I got myself 2 new tops. Then we went to Walmart and I got myself a necklace and 2 prs of pants, and then house stuff you know, toilet paper, towels, soda etc.....then I took the boy to supper. We went chinesse and I did over do it but I will be back on track soon. Hope you have a nice time on your vacation coming up.

Connie: Hope all went well and you are home relaxing and feeling better after the operation. {{{{HUGS}}}}

Mary: $500. to fix the car. Ouch......but on the other hand. CONGATS ON BEING A NEW GRANDMA.....

Kat: Non-poster??? Now who would ever accuse you of that?:) Humidity in NJ, not here, been way to cool.

2cute: Hope you have a wonderful time with your company this weekend. You have just been the hostess with the mostess since your new home.....good to see you enjoying your new home.

Pam: Sorry you lost your post. I have lost many over the months I have been here. Always seems to be happening. Miss chatting with you, we seem to be missing each other all the time. Could be me, since I have been AWOL from the computer.

Justme: Congrats on the 2 lbs down after all. You are doing great, keep up the good work.

Terri: Glad your day from you know where is all over. 25 mile commute. This easterner has a 13 mile one, and that is far enough for me. I have to drive that far anyway to get to the grocery store or any other store so its not all that bad. Hope your days have gotten better.

Thin: You Revlon queen. You must know every product they carry by now. Hope you put some time in there for fun. Any good movies you have seen lately? Or are the movies on the back steps for now?

There, I got all who have posted on the thread. And it will be time to start a new one soon. Hope you are all having a nice weekend, and I will try to make it to CHAT tonight to catch up with a few of you.


Terri in MO
09-06-2003, 09:45 AM
Good morning!
I'm off to spend the day with my mom. Its a 2 hour drive so I'll be gone all day. She's looking for forward to it and so am I as its been quite a while since she and I have had the day together. We'll play with the new baby horses and see about getting her back into using the computer. We've already discussed what food to fix so there shouldn't be any major problems there.

Have a great day everyone and make it an OP day! See ya later tonight!

09-06-2003, 02:59 PM
STOP!!! Do not post here....follow me to 300+ and Ready to Try Again #403.

See you there!