Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again ..#404

09-07-2003, 10:53 PM
WELCOME !!!! :wave:

We want to invite everyone to join us in our journey.
We share laughter and tears.
We share what works for us and what doesn't.
We recently started a Topic of the Day.

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

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

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

Please feel free to jump right in with us.
And be sure to check if there is a second page. We don't want anyone to miss any posts.


09-07-2003, 11:01 PM
Gee.. it has been a longgggg time since I have started a new thread.
I feel like I should have taken more time to make it fancier but wanted to get it going ASAP. Next time I will be sure to add color and smilies and God Bless America and everything else I forgot. :o

If this is the first time you have read in our little thread ... let me HIGHLY recommend you go back and read #403.... It was a great one. :) I think I am going to go back and print it out.
A little tip if you want to print an entire thread.
If you just hit print... it prints out EVERYTHING !!!! Takes about 15 pages. :yikes:
If you hit... "show printable version" it cuts that down to about 10 or so. Still shows siggies and pics.
BUT ... if you hit "reply" ... Then print that page... you only get the written words.
In fact... I hit "reply" ... then copy and paste it on a plain site so I don't print any advertisement or instructions either. (hope this makes sense)

BUT... one nuisance that way... it prints it all backwards. LOL
The last post first and the first post last. :dizzy:
Just depends on how much paper you want to use... and color ink to use on pics and smilies and such.
Just my Tuesday Tip... on Sunday. :lol:

SANDY... be sure to go back to page 2 on the last thread... I wrote you there and didn't want to repeat myself here too. {{ HUGS }}

09-07-2003, 11:15 PM
syn was posting at the same time I was starting a new thread so I wanted to move her over here for everyone to see. Good to see you Syn. :D Here is SYN's post....
Hey All,

QueenB and KatBGood....Wonderful to read your posts regarding recommitment....I am once again REJOINING WW on Friday.....Can't tell you how many times I have fallen off that wagon..but if you can pick yourselves up, dust yourselves off and try again you are truely my inspiration! Who cares how many times we have to start over...We can DO this!

peekabooangel : there is a nice seat right by me on the OP wagon...but I have asked them to put up some higher sides on the wagon and watch for bumps in the road so I don't fall off!

determined to succeed: Way to go with the exercise! You go girl!

Grannie39074 : Good looking recipe, thx...and I too, have thought about WW on line, but I guess I am the kind of person that needs the accountablility of weighing in weekly...*sighs* But oh, How I do hate that @+#+!# scales!

MichelleK : I do like your determination!!! There is a very long seat on my wagon, climb aboard...we will not fall off we enough of us are sitting together!!! And we can hang on to one another when the going gets iffy!

homebound : I so wanted to join chat last night myself...I can't get the java thing to open.....I have no idea what to do so I can join you gals when you chat.....

MissMeliss: Glad your day is going smoothly....Sounds like you are going to have something to walk to.....Are they musicial tapes? I am just to big and too uncomfortable to walk without pain and need to figure out a better mode of exercise that I can stick with....There I have said the truth...hard to admit, but I get out of breath and I hurt like heck after just a few feet of walking....so embarrassing to face the fact that I have only myself to blame....that and the fact the arthritis and other health issues are compicated by food addictions!!! Wish I had something else I was addicted too...but I can't imagine any addiction is easy to overcome....

qsilver: Geeze Mama Bear in me would not be happy until that guy was faw away form my child/Children.....I saw a poster once that read "Disarm rapists" That says it all doesn't it? You sound like a very courageous family.... Bless your little girl she sounds so brave.

BarbPA: You are right...we can do this! We just need to keep reminding ourselves of that!!

2Cute: Good job on the bread and pop.....I don't have an issue with the bread! But I can go thru a lot of Pop...Now it is diet pop but non the less, I drink far too much of that on a regular basis....

I have responded to one page of posts....I better quit before I lose my whole reply....that has happened to me more than once! Makes me so huffy when that happens!

I need to get off this computer and feed the cat, and go and un pack some more boxes....I hope I don't have to move again...At least I have all the boxes in one room so I can shut the door if I need to when company comes.. My friend Cissy says she is coming to make me get rid of half the stuff I haven't used in years! She says, a keep pile, a give away pile, and a throw away pile...is what I need to have....and she says the keep pile should be very small.. Sounds like a drill sargent to me...

Here is to a good week!

Live Well & Keep On Keeping On!


09-07-2003, 11:21 PM
Me one more time. :o
For someone who did NOT want to post tonight... I sure am here a lot. :o :lol:

Andria... I just wanted to give you some hugs too.{{{ HUGS }}}
I cannot imagine what it must be like for you and your family.
I cannot give any advise or suggestions. I can only give support.
I "used" to always say... "if it were me... " but life has taught me the lesson.. the hard way... Noone knows what he or she would do until it happens to them.
I just wanted to send you my love. :love:

And everyone else.. I love you too.. and I don't think what you said was of less value ... I am just not in a good frame of mind for posting this moment. I will try to get back to all of you later.

09-07-2003, 11:28 PM
Okay.. I am just going to get this off my chest.
You can all quit congratulating me on being bread and pop free. :(

I was good all day... then for dinner... I ate an Italian sub sandwich from Subway and shared a diet pop.
Okay... I said it.
I know .. no big deal... BUT ... TO ME IT IS !!!

Just how damn hard is it to not eat bread or diet pop ???
I could eat ANYTHING ... anything but bread and diet pop.... and I screwed it up!!!!
I DON"T want to hear condolences.. or cheer talks...
I just want to confess and move on. THANKS for listening.

09-08-2003, 12:33 AM
You stink.

:lol: ;) Just kidding!

Don't you know we love you anyways?

Who cares? It's over and done with and tomorrow is a brand new day!

Nightie night! :love:

09-08-2003, 08:13 AM
2CUTE: Thanks for the kind words, and I know what you mean, yet you are right the hurt is still there. I mean my mother in law, god love her and I have always gotten along really well, but lately, I just don't know. It all started about a year ago she finally got put on paxil or the equivalent of it, she really needed it!!! Anyway, now it's like she is someone so different and she knows it, she even says, I don't care what I say, just saying the truth. Well she only seems to use that line on me and my father in law. Everyone else she still hides her feelings and lets them walk all over her. My sister in law has her babysitting all the time and more than that, but the story is too long to get in to, and my hubby and I are the ones that get treated like crap o la. Yesterday, before the communion thing came to light, I asked if she was not busy if she could keep Alexis a little longer so I could run to Walmart and stuff without any kids. Well she said she was going to visit her sil in the hospital (hysterectomy) and that my neice was being picked up in a few minutes too. Well, I end up taking Alexis with me right then, then later I call back to talk about this communion thing and she has my neice and my nephew casue their parents went to the car races for the third time this weekend!!!!! MAD????:mad: :mad: :mad: Indeed I was and still am. This is not the first time it has happend and I am sure it is not the last.

Believe me I have called her bluff on that one and her answer is that she knows that my hubby (her oldest son) and I take care of our kids and make sure they get what they need and all that bull crap and that she has to help out with the other kids (the youngest sons 3 kids!!) Give me a break!!! Yes, I am jealous and hurt and mad and what ever other feelings there are that go along with that. Just because hubby and I are better parents does that mean that she should not do as much with mine? They are old enough to see the differences now, especially my 11 year old. He is always saying how come "NIK" the oldest grandson(12) gets to go and stay at Nanas. God, I could go on and on and bore your ears to death, but I'm just venting and I'm sorry. Thanks for listening, well reading......

I'm off to work now, I have to take Alexis to my moms, cause she is sick and Evan says he fell and hurt his back while hauling lobster traps yesterday??? First I heard of this. So here it is week 2 of school and both my kids are AWOL.....Oh god.....insanity at Sandys house. I will be so glad to go away this weekend......(only hold back is my mil is going too....)

09-08-2003, 08:21 AM
Sorry for the venting up there......I'm breathing now and not fuming.....here we go 1~2~3~4~5 etc.

Just wanted to leave on a happy note, when I hit submit post and waited and looked to make sure it posted I noticed that I was at my 800th post.....WOWZERS, I'm a chatty thing....lol

Love ya all, and wishing you all a marvy Monday.......{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}

09-08-2003, 10:26 AM
MORNING CHICKIES, :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: ARE YOU CHICKS UP AND MOVING THIS AM??? GUESS MOST OF YOU ARE GETTING READY TO GO TO WORK....ME? I'M OFF!:D :D :D

Sandy, 800 posts!!! good for you girl...regarding situation with mil, I dont have one, so cant really comment, but I could see why you are exasperated!! Hope all works out.

2cute, Syn, here's to a new wk....


09-08-2003, 11:09 AM
I am mis-er-a-ble! I feel bad for poor Tom, all weekend I was a nut case. One minute I was yelling at him for watching too much football and the next I was sad, then angry again. What is my problem? I don't usually get PMS so I don't think it's that. I don't know how much more of myself I can take. It would feel so good right now to have a giant piece of chocolate cake and a cigarette! :smoking:
I know that I won't because I've just come so far, but I can't stop thinking about it. I won't bore all of you with my complaining but I had to get it out.
Monday again and it's slow and quiet here. At least the weather is beautiful. I think I might go for a brisk walk tonight instead of working out inside. The fresh air will probably do me good.
Hopefully when I come back I'll be more postive, thanks for listening! Everyone have a great Monday!

09-08-2003, 11:25 AM
Hey everyone :)

Monday morning! You want a clue into how odd this chickie really is? I actually enjoy Mondays. Even though the weekend is over, it means a return to schedule, and I really like that kind of order. I'm already dressed in workout clothes and plan to zoom off as soon as little munchkin is on the bus. Except for popping in to WI, I didn't make it to a Curves workout last week! I did do other exercise every day last week, but I miss everyone there as well. Besides, if I don't show up soon, Judy (our Curves owner) is going to be calling me to see if I'm ok.

I wanted to share something really cool I've realized for me about doing a low carb/high protein plan. Until I hit phase 3 I hadn't noticed it, but I don't wake up in the middle of the night with heartburn when I'm OP. I didn't have a Tums for 6 weeks! Now, with being off and on as I get my metabolism built back up, I'm noticing what havoc the simple carbs create in my system. I'm the poster child for IBS right now. UGH!

I have to leave really soon or I'll miss my chance to workout. Just wanted to offer some *HUGS* to Sandy. I think our MIL's might be identical twins separated at birth. Mine has taken away so many "first" experiences from me, things like first haircuts. She even decided to have a sex chat with my oldest. It is hard, and I can definitely understand your need to vent. Some people make themselves so difficult to love!

I wanted to thank the group of you all recommitting to your healthy way of living. The motivation is so amazing and is really helping to keep me going during this difficult phase of my own plan. How funny is it that the difficult phase is the one about maintaining?

Syn, I didn't have a chance to welcome you back. Wow, you have pushed through so much since the last time I saw you posting!

Oh, and a little note to Natalie. Thank you for sharing your experiences with quitting smoking, losing weight and fighting depression all at the same time. You gave me some words to share with one of my sisters yesterday who is going through a similar situation, even using the same meds. :) My sis has worked so hard to lose weight (stinker is a size 4!), and she is terrified of gaining back.

Ok, I'm off to work out! Aren't Mondays cool! Fresh start, fresh me!


joe anne
09-08-2003, 11:28 AM
Hello Friends
It's Monday:cb: Time to get moving anyway you want to.
I just got back from a 1 1/2 mile walk and it feels good:dancer:
I am just relived that I got my school stuff taken care of, it's just that it's gone take a little time to get my first assignments done. I got my financial aid and I had to order my books so this why the wait, but I am so glad the classes these books are for are internet based, kind of like an individual paced thing.
I hope you all have a jumping, dancing, jogging MONDAY :dance:

09-08-2003, 11:33 AM
Boy sll this talk about getting back on track has really motivated me. So far today I've walked my son to school, then walked home and I've done WATP 1 mile. I had wanted to get back to Curves today, but my MIL is sick so I don't have anyone to watch my daughter and I have to work tonight. However, it's such a beautiful day, I think I'm going to put Kayla in her stroller and go for another walk around the neighborhood. I also plan on walking to pick my son up from school later on. I'm on my 3rd bottle of water so far. Today is shaping up to be a great day. I've set some new goals for myself and I need you girls to help keep me accountable. Weight wise, I want to be under 250 by the end of the year. I want to be in onederland by next summer and I want to be at goal by the end of 2004. My other goals are to drink at least 80 oz of water daily and to get some form of exercise in at least 5 days a week. I can and will do this! Now on to replies.

Syn- welcome back!
2Cute- so you had a little setback. Just think though, it could have been a lot worse. You did it, you admitted it, now you can move on and keep on keeping on.
Sandy- sorry to hear you are having problems with the MIL. I get where you are coming from, but don't let it get to you too much. Jump back on the wagon with all of us.
Pam- good morning! You sure sound chipper this morning.
Natalie- sorry you are feeling out of sorts. I think we've all been there. Don't worry about complaining here. That's what we're here for.
Well I think that's all that posted here. Hello to everyone else.

09-08-2003, 12:57 PM
Ok, they say confession is good for the soul....so let's give it a whirl.....

I confess I am VERY nervous about going back to WW today. Not nervous about looking like an idiot going back for the umpteenth time. :no: Not nervous about trying to get back into the swing of things. :no: I'm nervous about the way I'm going to feel when I see how much I've gained back.

I am among friends here, so if we're going to talk, let's talk all the way. When I re-joined last February, I weighed an all time high of 346.5. Through series of ups and downs, good weeks and not so good weeks, I eventually got down to 269.8. That's actually the lowest I'd weighed in a long time. :yes:

So, here I am today: I remember when I got out of the "3's", I swore to myself that I would never get back into them again. Yet, here I am. So you say, "Tina, how do you know that you're back in the 3's if you've not weighed yourself?" Well, if you remember, I went to the doctor a little over a month ago with a UTI, well.....they weighed me and even though I didn't verbally ask them how much I weighed, I did peek at the scale and I know it was over the 300 mark. I am so agrivated by this. :mad: #1. I hate being back in the 3's again. #2. I hate losing the same weight I have already lost. I am scared that when I see that number today, that I will feel like such a huge failure that it will overshadow the fact that I am actually re-joining WW and doing something good for myself.

I know..... I preach and preach and preach to not let the scale be your reward.....to let the fact that you are doing something good for yourself be your reward. Let the fact that you are eating better and striving to be healthy be your reward. I do believe that and I will try my best to strive for that when I get rolling on the program. What I'm concerned with is that initial jolt I'm going to get when I see that number today.

Oh well...... keep your fingers crossed for me. Just coming here and letting you know about my fears and knowing that you will be sending me good wishes while I'm there does make me feel better.

Here are my promises to you this week:

#1. I will only allow myself 1 cup (8 oz) of diet coke per day. Everything else I drink will be water.

#2. I will exercise no less than three days this week.

#3. I will stay within my points every single day.

I love you all and I will see you later this evening. I'm not sure how late it will be because I'm going to Walmart after I get out of my meeting to get some healthy stuff in the house!

I do want to say to Sandy though.... I can't say anything any better than what 2cute said earlier. MIL's drive me crazy sometime too, but take comfort in the fact that because of her age, she really probably didn't realize what was going on, but I'm sure it doesn't make you feel any better.

Oh well :p on MIL's!!


09-08-2003, 01:54 PM
Hi Gang -
Just stopping in for a quick post...I have to be at a meeting in 10 min. I have a lot of posts to go back and read and digest....just wanted to say a couple things:

Tina ---- I'll be thinking about you today. You're a tough cookie - you are making the commitment to go back to WW and get back on plan. You can do it!!! Don't let the scale get you down. Just hop on it with your head held high knowing that you are making a change!!!!

Steph --- So good to see you back. I'm right there with you on the goals! Enjoy your walk - it's a beautiful day outside. Wish I wasnt' sitting in the office! Kat, Michelle, Natalie (?) and I are planning an outing to Peddler's village on 10-25. Are you interested in joining us? I'm not sure what part of NJ you are in.

Joanne - Welcome back!! I missed ya gal!!!

I managed to get my lazy butt out of bed this morning for the gym. It was not easy. I love sleeping and 5:40 is awfully early. However, once I got out of the house and into the gym I felt great!! That's the feeling I need to remember to get me out of bed in the AM. :p

I know I missed some of you --- I've got to go back and catch up on some posts! I'll try to do that later on!!! Gotta run for now!
Have a great day!!!

09-08-2003, 02:56 PM
Good Mid-day!!

well...I did it, I just had to go and weigh in. My appt with my dietician is not till the 18th of the month, but I knew I wouldnt want to wait that long....Besides, needed some motivation to get the wk started off right.

I lost another 4.6 lbs!!:cb: :dancer: down 34.3lbs in all now.YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Okay, so I am a "little excited"..:D :D

Tina, sounds like you have some good goals for this week. I know you will accomplish them all! thanks so much for all of your inspiring posts of late.

Joe Anne: great to see you posting again!!

Bobsgal: yes you can and yes you will do this:D

Andria, glad to hear that you are enjoying your Monday, me too!!!

Natalie, keep your chin up sweetie, you have come TOO FAR, to regress now!! you can make it.

All of you chicklets have a great afternoon and I will ck in tonight.


09-08-2003, 03:36 PM
Where did my post go? I'm almost positive that I posted this morning...could it be that I'm losing my marbles? :yes:

I'm sure I remember reporting that my first day back on WW was successful, I finished up with one point left over...not to mention the activity points earned...(but they don't count til the 3rd week) I'm sure I remember telling about overcoming my fear of the hummus...It's lovely with some mini garlic bagel chips...
but not too kind on the breath! :faint:

Tina...a number is a number. It's just a starting point. Take it from there...no guilt, no regrets, no looking back. Forward, MARCH! :drill:

Sandy...I know of very few people who's MIL doesn't drive them nuts! My husband included! My motto: Expect the worst, hope for the best...and don't count on life (or families) to be fair. 2cute had some wise and wonderful words for you...nobody can take away your own "firsts" with your child. It's not worth the aggravation to stew about it. Cheer up, your kids need a happy mommy!

Steph...Hi again! This is the perfect weather for all your walking. I need to get out there too...but I've been saddled with waiting for the TV guy to come install something. They'll be here between 1 and 5...Gee thanks!

2cute...back in the saddle again...I wish they had musical notes smilies...
(see? No condolences, no reassurances, no nothin'! Actually I'm not even referring to anything regarding any eating faux pas...I'm just babbling...I'm good at that...I'll stop now)

Andria...I wanted to give you a big cyber hug the other day when you spoke of what your daughter has been through. I have no words that can even come close to expressing how sorry I am about that. I can only offer my prayers and my thanks for these powerful words...
These are the sort of things I used to eat my way through. The food didn't save me. The food didn't make it feel better or make it go away. It just served to make me fat. Now I'm going to get off the computer and give the mother of one of those girls a call. I think legally I can do that. I won't be telling any lies, and it might save her a lot of heartache in the end as well.
You're damned right you can do that! Doesn't "Megan's Law" apply to juvenile offenders? If not, it should. Take care and give your daughter an extra hug from me.

Joanne...Hi! Welcome back!

Natalie...Get some fresh air!! A good walk on a beautiful day WILL do wonders! Breathe deep...ahhh...ahhh...ahhh...CHOO! okay, don't breathe THAT deep...it's ragweed season!

Syn...your friend Cissy sounds like she's a follower of the FlyLady...my hero! She's right...there's no need to keep stuff you're not using! As we speak, my car is full of bags of clothes to donate and books to donate...slowly but surely, the decluttering works wonders! Good luck!

Pam...I'm off today too! (Wellll...I worked last night, but I've already slept, so the rest of the day is mine.) The boys are going to play golf...so I'm going to the gym later...after the TV man comes, I guess. :rolleyes:

Barb...speaking of "Gym girl," It does feel good when you go, doesn't it? Why then, is it such a struggle to get there??? Something to ponder on the treadmill... Hey, will you be watching the Eagles play tonight? Hubby is SO excited his boys are on Monday Night Football!

That's it for me...I've got to get to the post office before dh leaves for the golf course...

Have a great day, my friends...

09-08-2003, 03:38 PM
Whoa there...Pam...you popped in as I was posting...


High five!!

09-08-2003, 05:36 PM
Well I have already had 112 oz of water today. I also got in my exercise. In addition to walking my son to school and walking back home, I did WATP 1 mile, took my daughter for a walk in her stroller around the neighborhood, and walked to pick my son up from school and walked home. It felt really good. No time for replies right now, have to get to work.

09-08-2003, 05:50 PM
Go Eagles!!!!

Unfortunately the game doesn't start until 9:00pm. Ugh, so if I am going to be at the gym at 6:00am I don't think I'll be watching much of it. :)

09-08-2003, 07:03 PM

Stepping Out
09-08-2003, 08:04 PM


You too Tina! YES, YOU! It's just a number (see stats below). I'm glad you're rejoining WW. Don't be afraid of the scale-pat yourself on the back, don't kick yourself in the pants :nono:

Joanne: Welcome back! Hope school works out great for you.

Sandy and all having MIL probs: Been there. I was mad at my in laws for a long time for various reasons. I finally made peace with my MIL at the end of her life, and I can honestly say that there's times when I miss her. Keep on keeping on!

Andria: Sounds like you're having a great day :)

See you later!!

09-08-2003, 09:29 PM
Hi Gals ---
It's almost time for the big Monday night football game and Jeff is stuck at work. I feel bad for him - I know he is so excited about the game, not sure what is keeping him......well, speak of the devil.....he just called. He got hung up on the phone with lawyers all afternoon --- he oversees Mutual Funds for a fairly large company and they just got mixed in with a lot of stuff that went on in with Hedge Funds today. Anyway, he should be home in time for kickoff. He seems to think I am going to stay up for the entire game. I don't think so! :^: :faint:

I am going to attempt to go back and catch up on some things over the past couple days, bear with me, I may jump around....

Jen --- I don't think I've said it yet....CONGRATULATIONS on your loss so far! That's wonderful news!!!
I may take you up on your E-bay advice. I've got a lot of work to go through all my stuff, so I probably won't start for a couple months - after vacation and whatnot.

Terri ---- Sounds like our DHs are very much alike. Jeff seems to want a gold star when he does the littlest thing, but doesn't seem to notice everything I do. Yep --- The laundry did itself and the dishes cleaned themselves and the dogs fed themselves.....OH, I could go on all night. I try the note thing, but always hear "I'll get to it later". Then later comes and I get tired of waiting and end up doing it!! Then on nights like this I feel so bad because he does work so hard at his job and I have a much less stressful job. So, I end up biting my tongue. I try to pick my battles wisely. Thanks for the suggestions....I know, I am babbling. :dizzy:

Kat --- Congrats on getting back to WW!!! I'm very proud of you!!! And going to the gym again!!! Keep it up!!!

Andria --- My heart goes out to you for what you have been through with your daughter. {{{HUGS}}} Good job getting DH off the computer game. Wish I could do it!!! Out of curiosity, what game is he into? Jeff's into EverQuest and it appears to be quite addictive!

Michelle ---- Don't let yourself be disappointed with a week of maintaining your weight. You didn't gain and you stuck with the program. It WILL pay off!!! Swimming with Andrew sounds like fun! :)

Mary --- Good job on your recommitment! You can do it!!! I'm with you on the fast food - well eating out in general. We do too much of it on weekends!

Sandy --- Sorry about the problems with your MIL. I hope you don't let the bad experience take away from the future special event of Alexis making her First Holy Communion. It will mean so much to both of you at that point because it will be a meaningful experience. Not like your MIL's slip up this weekend. Do you have another Girls weekend coming up? When is that? The last one sounded like a blast!!! 800 posts!!! WOW!

2Cute ---- I'm not saying a word! :ziplip: :lol:

Natalie --- So, did you get out and get some fresh air today?? I hope you are feeling better! ;)

Pam ---- Congrats on the loss!!!
:dancer: :flow1: :dancer: :flow1:

Well, it's about time for me to get comfy on the couch. Jeff should be home in a few.... :wave: and :grouphug: to anyone I missed.

Lori - Where ya been lately???

Sweet Dreams to all --- catch ya tomorrow!

09-08-2003, 09:43 PM
I think I did well today (No fast food)
Skim Milk
5 grapes



pasta salad

pink lemonaide pie

I will do this. I just need to exercise(maybe a BIG and TASTY)

Hello to all of you

09-08-2003, 09:49 PM

09-08-2003, 09:51 PM
Well I was trying to see if I could add the animation things and I don't know why I can't?

09-08-2003, 10:34 PM
Hi everybody! :wave: Boy, I feel like I haven't been here in ages. :o I was finally able to take Sunday as a day off. :D That was heavenly!

Did absolutely nothing except go to dinner with some friends....until 11:00 PM when my mother called and said that all of her carpeting was wet and she didn't know what to do. She was all out of breath because she had worked herself up into a state about it. I told her to just sit down and that I would be over right away.

And since everyone else has done their share of venting lately, it's my turn. :lol:

So DH (read the D as anything you want to here) says (in a loud annoyed voice), "why does it always have to happen in the middle of the night?" Well gosh, dear. I don't know. Do you think she plans it that way??? So then he proceeds to say to #1 son, "could you go with mom, I have to go to work in the morning?" Well, I bit my tongue and refrained from saying, "geez, I sure hope YOUR mother never gets old, and God forbid might be alone, and need something in the middle of the night!" I was livid. Then to top it off, when we got home (an hour later), DH gets out of bed and proceeds to get the blow by blow of what happened from #1 son; what he did to try and fix it, etc. Now, don't you think that he would have been asleep 1/2 hour earlier if he would have just gone instead of sending #1 son to try and do the job and then get the story from him when we got home??? :mad:

Ok, enough of that.

I went to WI (not Wisconsin) this morning. I was not very excited to go, mind you. I approached the scale and told the girl not to even tell me, that I didn't want to weigh, but I wanted to be at the meeting. So anyway, she looks at me and says, "you DO want to know...you're down a pound!" Well, I'll be!!! I told her I didn't deserve it, but I would take it! :^:

So, I'm taking it as an omen that I'm meant to jump on this wagon you've all got going on too. Is there still room for one more??? I think I'm going to use today's weight and work towards a 10% goal. I'm still not back where I started (although I've been creeping back up there slowly) and I just think chunking it off in bite-size pieces makes some sense for me.

I had to fight with myself while I was out working today. I got my usual cafe mocha from Tim Hortons, but I skipped the apple fritter. I picked up a grilled chicken salad and enjoyed that for lunch. I've had 60 oz. of water so far, with a couple of hours left to go. I made that maple glazed salmon recipe that somebody posted awhile back for dinner with peas and Ore Ida Steak Fries baked in the oven. And then for my snack tonight I had Fat Free Crunch n Munch.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with my first day back OP. Could it have been better? Sure. Was it a real improvement over what I've been doing? You betcha! :D

I'm still going to bypass individual replies. I just don't have the energy and still have 2 reports left to type. I'll try and do better. Just hang onto me so I don't fall off this wagon. Love :love: to all!

09-08-2003, 11:09 PM
:hun: MMMM....yummy dinner just consumed:
6 oz baked pork chop, slathered with 1 T ketchup, Splenda, sliced onion=9 points
steamed asparagus w/ICBINB spray=0 points
4 spinach stuffed mushrooms=4 points
:T :T :T

Still have room/points left for the sf/ff instant chocolate pudding I'm gonna make as soon as I'm done here! (Gotta get that milk in!)

I'm LOVING this! yeah, I know it's only been two days... BUT! I feel good and I feel like anything and everything is possible. I rode my bike today for about 50 minutes. I was shooting for an hour, but I got to this really busy street, it was taking me forever to cross, so I just turned back earlier than I had planned. I opted for the bike ride instead of the gym...I can't get enough of this weather! The trail I ride is so pretty. I'm thinking of going to the gym first thing tomorrow am...sis and I are going down to see Mom and Dad, so maybe I'll join Barb in a 6:30 gym session before I have to get my son off to school...:chin: ~or~ maybe I'll ride my bike first thing in the morning...:chin: :shrug:

Tina...did you go tonight? :crossed: I really like the new Flex points program. It's not really new...really just the old one tweaked a bit to freshen it up. No matter, what ever works, right? So far so good.

Thin, there is ALWAYS room for you in this wagon! :cheers: on your pleasant surprise at the scale!

Gotta run...dh is sad, the Eagles are losing, 3-0...He thinks I want to sit and watch the game with him.


He's funny.

09-08-2003, 11:23 PM
Yay Pam! Awesome work!

I am dying to know the details of the meeting...do tell!

Terri in MO
09-08-2003, 11:25 PM

There are too many people to congratulate to keep straight.

:lol: :lol: A police car is going by in the distance as I type this and the dog is howling on the deck. Sounds funny. Its the only time I've heard him howl since he was a pup. Its like he can't help himself. :lol: :lol:

Anyway, as I was saying. :bravo: to everyone for getting in here and getting motivated. We've got people exercising again; we've got ladies rejoining WW; we've got ladies getting that journal out and getting food within their points; and we've got ladies posting losses! :bravo:

I had a really good food day. I took a chicken salad (FF mayo, FF sour cream) with a yogurt and apple for lunch today. AND I stayed away from the vending machine. That was a nasty little habit that was creeping back up.

I also did my morning toning exercises and then jumped on the spinner for 36 minutes this morning while waiting for the TV repairman. Hmm, seems like someone else was waiting for a repairman too. Tonight, we had discipleship class so we ate at Subway and then I walked the dog for our 1.5 mile route.

All in all. A great day.

Today, I started a personal goals list. Nothing too complicated or too outrageous. I need something to keep me motivated for being able to do the charity bike rides next year...and to remind me that its a goal. :o I also started a training log so I can track all the exercise I've done towards that goal.

Thin - Good for you for facing the WW WI. Now, just get Curves back on the calendar and you'll be back in the groove. It was me that posted the maple syrup salmon - glad you enjoyed it! DH's are not known for their logic sometimes!

Mary - Looks like you've done great with food as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Pam - Way to go! 4.6 is a great loss. Keep at it girl!

Syn - Don't know ya, but looking forward to getting to know more about you! Welcome back to the group!

Steph - Good to see you again. Wow, that's a lot of walking!

Natalie - Hope you get to feeling more up soon!

Joe Anne - Good to see you back as well. Good luck with the studying!

Barb - You're really sticking with the gym - I'm proud of you and you're an inspiration!

I need to head off to bed. Hello and :grouphug: to 2Cute, Sandy, Kat, Michelle, Tina (we're all breathlessly waiting to hear how your WW return went!), Andria, Connie.....and yes, where the heck is Lori? Hope I didn't miss anyone - somtime we need a roster of everyone!

Have a great night and even better tomorrow!

09-09-2003, 12:27 AM
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