Weight Loss Support - 300+ and Ready to Try Again...#406

09-10-2003, 03:30 PM
God Bless America!

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.
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.


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09-10-2003, 03:42 PM
Hi Gals!
How is everyone's day going? I am not getting much work done. My mine seems to have already gone on vacation!
So, I'll hang out with my friends here instead of working! No, not an option...I'll hang out here long enough for a post and then force myself to get some work done. :)

Steph (and anyone else who wants to listen :D ) --- We are leaving early Saturday for Orlando. DH is attending a Tax & Accounting conference on Mon-Wed so we are turning it into a vacation. We have a lot of fun things going on. When we get there Sat we are meeting an old friend at the ESPN zone to watch the Buckeyes! Sun-Tues nights we have business dinners to attend --- one of them is a dinner at Epcot! While Jeff is working on Mon-Wed I plan on working out at the hotel gym in the mornings and then lounging by the pool reading a good book. We are also planning visits to Animal Kingdom (Sun.), Universal (Thurs) and MGM (Fri). I am really looking forward to some time away from work! Not to mention some time to relax and have fun w/ Jeff! :) Unfortunately TOM is scheduled to show up in the middle of the week! That's the only negative thing I can find about the vacation! Sorry, I am just babbling at this point. I'll shut up now!!!

Lori - I figured your kitties missed you while you were gone. :) I have to agree with you on the Cable Internet. We've had it for a few years now and love it!! Always connected, speedy, no phone calls to worry about.....

Ok, That's it for now. I have to do some work!
Catch ya later!

09-10-2003, 05:28 PM
Hellllllloooo Ladies, :wave:

Long time - no see!

:o I fell off WW with a bang quite a while ago and I THINK, I'm getting my WW act back together. Restarted yesterday.

It's great to see so many old friends still here. I'd like to dust off my keyboard and rejoin the conversation if I may. I'll have to read back a few threads to see what you all have been up to.

I probably won't get here everyday ... but I will try.

:flow1: j-ann

09-10-2003, 06:15 PM
HEY! J-ann!!! Welcome back!

Just like WW...you can rejoin us anytime! (but we're free!)

And always open!

Good luck with your renewed efforts!

Terri in MO
09-10-2003, 08:08 PM
Hi J-Ann! I missed you over on the WW thread so I moved to this group. Glad to see you back.

Not much time tonight. We're off to church class that is starting up on every Wednesday night. So no chat for me. :(

Tina - Great job for going back to WW and facing the scale. Forget the number itself and start thinking about making the number of pounds lost number instead. I want those silly 5 pound stars because it means I'm making progress. That was funny about Trey! :highfive: for him!

Barb - Does you DH work for a public accounting firm? Your trip sounds fun even if DH is going to a tax seminar. :lol: (I can make fun because I'm in accounting too).

How's the enthusiasm everyone? We had a rush of wagon jumpers earlier in the week. Hope you all are still on the wagon and keeping positive about this journey. Feeling down about little slips doesn't accomplish anything. Let's kick some butt!

Hmm, we may have to have some organized exercise events when we all meet up at 2Cute's next spring. Like a group bike ride or walk or something to celebrate our improved physical selves.

Got to run. Have a great evening! Sorry for not doing more individual replies. But I'm thinking about you all!

09-10-2003, 09:58 PM
Went to chat but no one was there

09-10-2003, 10:30 PM
Mary Mary Quit contrary......just singing to you!!!;) I went to chat and saw you and spoke but there was no answer. Then I saw you on yahoo and could not get to you? Then, when I finally did you went poof "offline". Sorry to miss you. 7 baby fishes....too cool, now you can raise them and you will have to get a bigger fish tank. Have fun with them.

Well chicklets, I'm off on another girls weekend retreat. We are leaving tomorrow, we have decided that we need all of Friday and Saturday to relax and drive back on Sunday. Oh what a weekend it will be. I have been to the grocery store for the hubby and kids, his list for the weekend consisted of Spaggettio's, pizza, and hotdogs, chips, cereals, milk, icecream, snacks, soda and lunchmeats, chesse and bread. Oh the perfect daddy for a weekend ;) The kids will love it.

When I get back, well Monday am I am back on the wagon, just like I told you all I would be.....so please get the rope ready to tie my butt to the seat.

Nighty night and happy weekend....


09-10-2003, 11:14 PM
Well chickies, I finally went back to Curves tonight and I'm so glad I did. It felt so good to get a workout in. I'm going to start using my pedometer full time tomorrow. Can't wait to see how many steps I can get in. Since my measuring and weighing at Curves is on the 29th, I'm going to see what I can accomplish by then. I did want to welcome J Ann back and tell Sandy to have a great time this weekend. We'll be waiting with the wagon on Monday for you. Hope everyone else has a great night. As for me, I'm going to finish of this great activity filled day with a big and tasty. Talk to all tomorrow.

09-11-2003, 12:47 AM
** I put this on # 405 and it didn't get on this new page.. So I have tried to copy and past and deleated the old post*** Hope this works!:?:

Hello Chickies,

I have been wondering what to call myself...I am too old to be a "Chickie" and not quite old enough to be an "Old Hen"


loranden:How exciting for you to have a speaking role in a film!! WTG! I am a cat person too, Simba is my huge long haired yellow tabby that makes me laugh everyday.

bobsgal: The number of steps you take daily will surprise you I'll bet. I am thinking about joining Curves myself. I need to find out a bit more about it first. Hopefully the machimes are large enough to accomidate my plus size body!

QueenB: I remember offering the referee the use of my glasses at a Basketball game my daughter was in some years ago...!!Do you suppose that the ..........:devil: made me do that??

Needless to say my daughter denied knowing the woman in the green sweater (myself) .. How was I to know that they caught me on tape...

2cute: Have a safe trip to MO, You know I am only 1.5 hours from the MO border. Hint hint...

Justme: I like Fall too, I hope that the chiropractic treatment will make you feel better.

BarbPa: What kind of work do you do from home? That would be something I would like to do. I am retired, but still would like to make a little extra spending $.. Sounds like you are staying OP! WTG.

Well, I think I am answering posts out of order, but I will get the hang of it one of these days...I have to leave before fininishing replies..sorry...but the guys are here that are going to paint my kitchen and cabinets...It is supposed to rain here tomorrow and they wanted to know if they could come earlier than we had scheduled! So I am off to pick out a pale shade of yellow and a shade of white that won't be too bright.....

Stay positive and :)

09-11-2003, 01:07 AM
Hey everyone :)

Note to self... no posting allowed for me at 4 in the morning anymore. I write bizarre stuff! :lol: At least it made sense to me at the time. I swear, it did!

It has been a really long day. The town council and the planning and zoning commission keep setting extra meetings, and I have to be there taking notes. It wouldn't feel like such a big deal if the other clerk and I got paid to do the meetings, but they are supposed to be comp time. Comp time should mean we get to take the time off at a later date, but we can't do that either. So, in reality it means we work meetings for free. :( Ah well. We're going to address that at their next executive session.

Advantage to being busy and running back and forth between the jobs is that I don't have time to think about food. I also don't have access to junk food at either place. This is not a bad thing! My food isn't wandering far off the beaten path, and I'm keeping carbs lower now as a force of habit. The carbs just don't have that familiar, soothing texture and flavor they had before. It is kind of disappointing, actually.

Well, DH is turning down the bed. I'm going to guess this is a hint?

See you all tomorrow :)


09-11-2003, 02:34 AM
Gee... it sounds like everyone is getting laid tonight but me. :o :lol:
I think for Halloween I will dress up like a roll of new carpet so I can get laid too. LOL

Welcome back J-ann. We are like a Motel 6... we always leave the light on for you. ;)
Good to see you back and back on WW again. I bet it will be even easier this time.
We are all hyped and ready to SUCCEED ... you can join in. :high:

Barb... your vacation sounds like so much FUN.
My husband and I are combinding a work related convention with our vacation too. We are going to Hot Springs , Ark.
Not as much fun as yours... but still it is nice to get away.
After the convention we are going to our favorite State Park and do some trout fishing, antiquing, and I will drive my husband around the golf courses a few times and watch him play. Hopefully next summer I will be able to participate too.

Terri , Kat and other bike riders. We have several wonderful bike trails here. One is along the Arkansas River... called the River Trails. Something like 6-12 miles. Plus we have a trail that runs between nearby towns too. They used to rent bikes and roller blades... I will have to check and see if they still do. The walkers of the group could walk it. I will "supervise". LOL
There is so much to do here. We recently opened an Aquariam here. It has the "walk through" where you walk with sharks swimming all around you. :cool: We have several theme parks too. Water park, a great zoo too.
If you come here I probably won't even get to see you. LOL You will be too busy doing other things.

Sandy... have a wonderful time on your mini girl trip. I am insanely jealous.

Mary.. sorry you and Sandy missed each other in chat.
Glad to see you are getting back on track again. :)

Steph... sounds like you have got it all together girl !!! Way to go!!
Hope you enjoyed your late night treat. ;)

Syn... looks like you did a great job moving your post over. Congrats.
If I ever get to the northern end of Missouri I will come look you up.
DH wants to go to St Louis and watch a ball game.
I never get further than south west end.

Andria... don't you just hate Comp Time.
I swear you never get your hours back.
I can't wait to go back and reread your 4am post. I don't remember it being weird.

Okay... that is everyone from this thread. Sorry I forgot what was written on the last thread.

Girls... you have inspired me to start ANEW.
In the morning I am downing a gallon of water .. no pop... and staying ON Program.
Good night for now.

09-11-2003, 08:47 AM
Good morning all

Food is still good. But I sure would love a hamburger,

Catch all of you later

Terri in MO
09-11-2003, 09:12 AM
2Cute - Did I read that correctly about everyone getting laid? Or is it that I haven't had enough coffee? The trails sound wonderful. I'll be driving in so I can bring my bike and if i still my second bike, I can bring it for someone else. I'm so excited. When is this planned for? DH has his 40th class reunion scheduled for the weekend of 5/14/04 and we can't miss that since he indulged me for my 25th.

Well, not me either!

Anyway, I got on the scale this morning and it was...drum roll please.....250. I haven't been down here since before DH came around six years ago. I am so excited. Some of my pants are getting just about too baggy but not quite into small sizes yet. I have to keep at this as I'm only (ONLY?!) fifteen pounds from my goal of where I want to be by yearend. I have to keep vigilant as its coming off incredibly slow for me.

My heart goes out to everyone in the PA, NJ, and NY area today.

I better get moving.

Have a great day ladies!

Sandy - Have fun with the girls weekend!

09-11-2003, 10:47 AM
Good Thursday Morning,

To all those families and friends who lost loved ones on 9/11 my thoughts and prayers are with you today. God Bless you and God Bless America.

Sounds like you gals have been bussssy!! I am not going to reply individually right now, because!!!! I am feeling the urge to exercise!!!! IS THAT CRAZY OR WHAT!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:?:


09-11-2003, 11:01 AM
Good morning everyone !!! The sun is no where to be found around here.
They predict rain for the next three days. Grrrr
I am sure they are right because my knees HURT SOOOOO BAD !!!
When I woke up they hurt just laying in bed... then ... when I stood up I almost fell back down.
I could NOT stand. Oh the pain !! After what seemed like eternity ... I finally was able to hobble to the bathroon... just in the nick of time. :o LOL
Actually it was no laughing matter at the time. :eek: LOL
Then I headed straight to the pain pills. I decided I would greet everyone here this morning and give them a few minutes to kick in. Since I wrote you just before I went to bed last night... and now first thing when I woke up.... I have nothing else to talk about except my pain and early morning near disaster with the bathroom. :lol:

I too want to send my thoughts and prayer to everyone.
Today is the anniversary of 9-11 ... but it has gone so far beyond 9-11 and soooo many more are now being affected from it still today. I fear this whole world is in need of a few miracles.

None of us know what life has in store for us today. Let's make it a great day. Not only a day of memories and prayers... but a day of celebration of LIFE. OUR LIFES. Don't take another day for granted.... LIVE today. Exercise today. Enjoy the sun (if you have it) and the rain. Rain refreshes and makes the flowers grow.
Stay on your program so we can all get thinner and healthier.
Being fat is not the end of the world... but being thinner and healthier will make life much more enjoyable.

Okay ladies... gotta go. Don't forget.... Make it a GREAT DAY !!!

09-11-2003, 01:57 PM
Hey, 2Cute, I didn't get laid last night either!:lol: I know, I know...TMI

Anyway, the cat brats had me up at 6:00AM wanting their breakfast as usual...never mind the dry food that is kept in their auto feeder all the time--they want the good mushy stuff they get twice a day! Right now, Tigger is spread out in front of the door in the sunshine like he is king of the world--both he and Noah asleep, of course (now that Mama is awake :lol: ). Plus the maintenance people were here at 8:30 this morning putting new siding on the building, so it's been pretty much BOOM BOOM BOOM among other noise the better part of the day around here:dizzy:

Right now I am having a tomato sandwich and some water...exciting meal, huh? Dinner will be lowfat macaroni and cheese and some fish...my cat brats will love me for that (anything that falls on the floor is theirs! :lol: )

09-11-2003, 01:59 PM
Boy I really love this pedometer. It's really keeping me active. I have almost 5,000 steps in already today. I walked my son to school and then walked home. I did my WATP 1 mile tape and I just got back from taking my daughter for a walk around the neighborhood. Besides all that, today is also laundry day so I am going up and down the steps alot. I feel so good. My back muscles are a little sore from Curves last night so I am skipping that today. I plan on going tomorrow night. I want to get there at least 3 days a week. I am also doing really well with my water. I want to live my life to the fullest and be as healthy as I can be. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who lost a loved one 2 years ago today. We will never forget. Well I need to get back to my laundry and get some more steps in.

09-11-2003, 02:32 PM
Okay... Lori.... I have to ask.
Isn't that a picture of "The Problem CHILD" in your avatar?
What are you doing back with him??

You are a smart woman... what's up with that??
I put in my vote to put YOUR picture back in your avatar.
Looking at his photo frustrates me something awful.
YOU DESERVE BETTER. Heck.. we all deserve better in here too.
Just my opinion... not a law. LOL

09-11-2003, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by 2cute2Bfat
Okay... Lori.... I have to ask.
Isn't that a picture of "The Problem CHILD" in your avatar?
What are you doing back with him??

You are a smart woman... what's up with that??
I put in my vote to put YOUR picture back in your avatar.
Looking at his photo frustrates me something awful.
YOU DESERVE BETTER. Heck.. we all deserve better in here too.
Just my opinion... not a law. LOL

No, that was not the problem child...lol...just a wrestler that looks like him. Actually, I have not heard from THAT THING for ages. It is a reminder that yours truly can do better...and since my own pic is outdated since I have a new hairdo and color.

Meanwhile, here is my Grumpy Gertie black and white one! :lol:

Speaking of which....I just heard from my favorite photographer! He's willing to do a new shoot with me in October! Woohoo...another motivator to stay on my plan! :cb:

09-11-2003, 03:55 PM
That is such a nicer photo to look at. :)
You are a beautiful woman... we love to see YOU !!!
Your old photo can't be too outdated... you just had them done. LOL
But I can't wait until we see your new photos in Oct.
Didn't you say you went back to your original hair color ??
How about just an "unprofessional" photo of your new do ??
{{{ HUGS }}}

09-11-2003, 06:43 PM
First things first..... I need to tell you all I love you. No, these are not just words to me.. I TRULY mean them. I love you all. YOU are here when others aren't. YOU know exactly how I feel when no one else does. YOU understand what I'm saying when no one else comprehends. YOU are my home and my family....for these reasons and for so many more, I love you.

Never forget the people that perished on 9/11. Never forget to take a chance to say "I love you" to the ones that mean the most to you..... it just might be your last.

I know most of you know I watch Nascar. I got some very sad news today and it just shows you..... you never know. :no:

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- The wife of Dale Jarrett's crew chief was one of three people killed when her limousine burst into flames after being hit from behind by a pickup truck.

Tara Howell Parker, 29, died late Wednesday in the interstate accident, police said. Parker was the wife of Shawn Parker, crew chief for Jarrett's No. 88 Robert Yates Racing team.

Megan Elizabeth Howell, 16, and Mysti Howell Poplin, 24, (Tara' sisters) both of Mocksville, also died, police said. All three were passengers in the limousine.

Police said the limousine stopped in a travel lane because of construction on Interstate 40. It was struck by a pickup truck driven by Jeffrey Niles McFayden of Greensboro. The truck pushed the limousine into the car in front of it and a gasoline tank ruptured, causing the limo to burst into flames, police said.

Tara had received a heart transplant just two years ago, and she and her husband adopted a baby boy in July.

"Tara has gone through a lot in the last two years and was really an inspiration to everyone that knew her," Yates said.

This has made me so sad. :cry: I remember when they told all she had gone through with her heart transplant at such a young age. My heart also aches for the parents of these three ladies, they lost all three of their daughters at once. I can't imagine the loss......:no:

So that is why....and for countless other reasons, I say you should always take the opportunity to tell those around you how much you love them. You never know when you might lose that chance.

Kat: I love you for your wit. No matter how down I am, I can always count on you to make me laugh.

2cute: I love you for so many reasons, but I guess most of all for your sweet loving nature. I've never known anyone who cares so much for so many.

Lori I love you for your quirkiness. You are not a sit on the couch and get fat lady....you are a get out there and get things done lady. I like that. :yes:

Pam: I love your positive attitude. Your posts always cheer me up when I am down.

Mary: I love you for your southern attitude. So many times you say things and I think, "That sounds just like me!"

Thin: I love your spirit. You know when to {{hug}} us and know when to :drill: us. You offer tough love and extreme support and we are all better when you're here.

Sandy: I love you for your sentimentality. You wear your heart on your sleeve like I do and because of that get hurt often....but it also makes us love more.

Barb: I love the go-getter in you. It seems like you are always on the go.....going to the gym, going on vacation, going to the store to get supplies for your new decorating project. I love that. :yes:

Terri: I love you for your honesty. You are a no frills person and you tell it just like it is. I respect you for that.

J-ann: I love you simply because you're posting again. You have no idea how much I missed you.

Syn: I love you because you're a survivor. You've had a lot put on your plate in the last couple of years and you continue to bounce back. I hope I am as strong as you one day.

Jen: I love you for your openness. I know it was hard making the decision to have surgery and I know life is still not perfect for you, but you're still coming here and still trying. :)

Andria: I love you for your honesty. You never fail to amaze me. What may seem like blabbering to you, is honest, open feelings to me and I feel priviledged that you share them with us.

Jo anne: I love you for your faith. Sometimes you go through hard times, but you never fail to keep your head up. That's what keeps others going as well....even if you don't know it.

Steph: I love you simply because you're here. When people come and go, it makes it hard on us sometimes because it's like losing a friend. I'm so glad my friend has come back to us.

Duckie: I love you for your heart. I know you're not posting as often, but I do believe you're reading. Please know that we miss you when you're not here.

Connie: I love you for your courage. You've been facing a lot here lately, physically as well as emotionally. I hope things will get better for you and we will see your sweet face soon.

Lucky: I love your silliness....your ability to make fun of yourself. Even though we don't see you on a regular basis, I often think of you and how you're doing in your man hunt. :love:

Michelle: I love you for.... geez, for everything. Everything about you makes me love you. I can't think of one thing in particular. You seem so much like me and when you post, I feel we are kindred spirits.

To everyone or anyone else that I have missed..... please know it's not because I have forgotten you, it is because this faulty old brain of mine is just not pulling out any more names. I truly believe though....if you ever made a post on this thread, something you said may have touched someone's life and someone may have been forever changed by your words. Words are a funny thing. You hear the saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."

I don't believe that. :no: Some of the things that have hurt me most in this life have been by words. Some of the things that have helped me most in this life have been by words. Words are more important that you think.

I hope my words have meant something to you today and know that I mean them with all my heart.

Also..... I did not forget. :no: Amanda and Tracy, we love and miss you too. Please come back.

This concludes the my sappy post for today.... every once in awhile I think it is important to get these feelings out. Sometimes it will make you and all of those around you feel better.

Although.....tomorrow, I will be back to my mean and ornery self so you better watch out!! :s:

09-11-2003, 06:45 PM
Dear Friends,

Wish me well, Tomorrow at noon I face the music....I am rejoining WW....Lord knows I am NOT looking forward to the reading of the scales!!!

It is going to rain soon, Sure do need it...it is still 85 degrees and the sky is getting very dark...hope it doesn't storm..be nice if we got a slow long gentle rain so it would do more good....

Forgive me for not responding to individual posts....

I am going to go off line before the lightining starts...

Love to all...

09-11-2003, 07:59 PM
Here I am again. I am here so much today because I am house bound.
Not only house bound but still unable to walk. :( My knee is still BAD.
My husband reminded me how hard I worked out in the pool last night. I did a no no.
I usually do everything in the deeper section so I don't put ANY weight on my knees. Last night I got so enthusiastic that I did lots of jumping in chest deep water. :^: It felt so good at the time... and I was so excited that I was so much more mobile.
THAT WAS A BIG MISTAKE !!!! Now today... I am totally immobile. :rolleyes:
Sometimes I just forget just how heavy I am and I hope I did not do permanent damage on my knee.

Did anyone see Oprah today.?? I was brought to tears. A woman who had been on her show 6 years ago was on again today. She used to weigh 550+ and now she weighs 287lbs. She did not even look like herself at all. I think she is closer to her natural weight than it sounds. She has probably 75 lbs of skin hanging. She will need 10 more surgeries to remove all the skin. She had her stomach stapled.. or one of those surgeries. Her sharing about when she recently saw herself in the mirror naked just broke my heart. :cry: Then she basicly described MY BODY. :(

Anyway... while I have been chair bound today I did something I have wanted to do for a long time. I made a collage.(picture of lots of pictures). And guess what those pictures are of ?? ALL OF YOU GUYS !!!! :yes: I know Thin has us on her china cabinet doors. I used to have a bunch of you around my computer screen... but now.. I have a bullentin board about 16x24 full of your pictures. Well.. most of you. I still need a few more. I can't find my pics of Mary. I know I have some from our old chat site that Baylee started. So Mary.. if you could... would you post one again.
AND... everyone else... I would LOVE to add your mug to my board.

DEON and Duckie.. please come back and post again. I found your pics and I really miss you.
Sara.. you inspired so many of us... please let us know how you are doing.
Malia.. if by any chance you are reading this... We still haven't heard from you.
Amanda.. are you moved in yet?? Get back to us ASAP
Tina... I was torn whether to post Tony on my board or not LOL ... but I decided to keep it "family" only. My cyber family. :love:

If you haven't posted your pic on the site.. you can send it to me via PM or snail mail.
Michelle, Jen, Steph, Syn, ... did you hear me?? ;) Kat... maybe a picture of you in this century. LOL Pam.. I loved your picture you posted and now I can't find it. Grrr
I know I am leaving some of you out... just so many for this feable old mind to remember.
Tina... you did pretty good... and we all love you too. {{ HUGS }}

Anyway... it was great putting these photos together and hanging by my computer.
It really does make you feel "closer" while posting.
You are a lovely group of women and I am PROUD to know you. :smug:

You won't believe this.... I can't walk and my husband wants to know WHEN DINNER WILL BE READY. !!! :mad: MEN !!!!

09-11-2003, 08:52 PM
Hi Gals!
Busy, busy, busy! I just stopped in for a moment while I was eating my turkey sandwich. I am going to change and get to the gym for a little while. Then back home to do a little cleaning, packing, etc. DH has been working ridiculously long hours this week so I'm doing all the trip stuff. However, I don't want to skip my workout, so I better get outta here while I am motivated....I'll try to stop back later!!!

God Bless America!

9/11/01 - We will never Forget!

Terri in MO
09-11-2003, 09:51 PM
No exercise tonight. I ended up getting a haircut after work and since she was running late, I ran over to Kohls. :o I had a shoe meltdown. I haven't bought new shoes in what seems like forever and I was finding shoes for these big feet that were cute and fit and on sale! So for my reward for hitting 250 and for being good today with food, I got three pairs.

Well, dang it all 2Cute, sure am sorry to read about your knee. Take care of yourself and rest those knees.

Tina - Thanks for such a great post. You know, we get so many posts going sometimes that its hard to keep up with how everyone is really doing and who is even posting here. That was a very nice complement to us all. :grouphug: There is very sad about the lives lost.

Lori - I thought the same thing of your aviatar. :lol: I thought you had gone insane.

Syn - Hey, don't want to face the number on the scale? Just have them record it and not tell you. Have them just tell you how much as you lose. Or else, just remember that its a number and like I said to Tina, concentrate on the pounds changed. Its more uplifting to see that number go up than to try to make the other number come down. Whatever keeps you positive and focused. Go girl!

Barb - Get to packing! You have been taken over by the energizer bunny! You are such an inspiration.

Steph - You're doing awesome with the walking. I had trouble with my pedometer not registering all the time. I wear it around my waist and not sure if I don't have enough hip movement or what so its in a drawer somewhere. 5000 steps a day is pretty darn good.

Howdy to Pam, Thin where the crap are you?, J-Ann what post and abandon??, Amanda, Natalie, Melissa, Michelle, Joe Anne, Joanne, Mary, okay now my mind has gone blank.

09-11-2003, 10:10 PM
2cute...I'm sitting here thinking... what does she mean, "this century?" DUH...:doh:

Oh! THIS century...

You got it, girlfriend! Look for me in your Christmas card...

geez, now I gotta go look for a GOOD picture...

Given the solemnity of the day, I just haven't felt like posting. I tried to watch the WTC memorial service this morning...the children of many of the victims read the list of names of all 2,792 people who died there. I guess i sat there for about an hour, crying, praying, still not believing, and I fell asleep in front of the TV. (worked last night) I woke up about an hour and a half later and they were STILL reading names. Just too sad.

Tina...I thank you for your kind words. I think I can safely speak for everyone when I say that we love you for your honesty, your compassion, your humor, your feistiness, your devotion to your family and all things NASCAR...In other words, WE LOVE YOU TOO!

okay off to bed for me...one more night of work and then I'm off for three...:D


09-11-2003, 10:11 PM
Just popping in for a quick hello. My parents got here at 6:45 this morning! I had to leave for work at 7 but john was home and Andrew of course! Today is Andrew's 3rd birthday. They came for the weekend so they could be at his birthday party Sunday at Chuck E Cheeses. Right now they are at a neighbor's house on the next street behind me. My dad was in the Navy and a friend of their's lives right behind me.

My mom brought Andrew a bunch of wiggles toys! Last night I got him the singing Murray (one of the wiggles). He slept with him all night long! Now he has the Captain Feathersword's feather sword my mom just bought him. You can't find them anywhere now and Zainy Brainy just got them in yesterday so we ran to Newtown to get it! He is so happy...running around the house holding his feather sword in the air! He ran over to the neighbor's house to show his friend Riley the sword and the guitar! My baby is just growing up so fast!!

Tina I just have to say you keep bringing me to tears! I love you too girl! You are such a sweet and caring person!

So I hear some of you all got a big n tasty last night...must have been something in the air cause I did too!!

Well I better run...gotta get my stuff ready for work tomorrow. John has off again but not me!! I'll try and catch up to you all tomorrow!

Love you guys! Keep up the good work!
Barb have a great vacation! Think about us while you are lounging at the pool!


09-11-2003, 10:46 PM
Tina I love you too and the rest of you

09-11-2003, 11:03 PM
Hello all!!! I am about-I just am so off program. I'm partly moved in. :^: I'm such a procrastinator. We just decided to rent our other place for another month. Anyway-I'm not up for a long post tonight-just wanted to pop in and say hi. I'll be back for a longer post tomorrow.

Have a great day/evening!!!

09-11-2003, 11:30 PM
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God Bless America!