Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again....#407

09-11-2003, 11:32 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

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

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

09-11-2003, 11:35 PM
Hi Girls ---
It's my bedtime, but I had to pop back in here after catching up on all your messages. I have been so emotional today. I can be a very weepy person and cry easily...I cried on the way to work today listening to my radio station talking about 9/11, cried to the sad songs, cried on the way home, cried when I read Tina's message....I am tearing up again watching 9/11 coverage on the Fox News....I am such a basket case! I'm not depressed or anything, just weepy remembering 9/11. I am sure many people are going through this today.

A few replies....

Sandy --- Have a wonderful girls weekend!!! Watch out for those Jello shots!!! :cheers:

Syn - I work in the corporate marketing group for a large asset managment company. I go into the office 3 days a week and work from home 2 days. The company is very flexible and my job doesn't involve a lot of meetings or things that require me to always be in the office --- I work primarly with a vendor in MN that I manage so most of my time is spent on the phone or computer --- not to mention I have a 1+ hour commute each way. The company is great to me, but I work hard for them and they recognize it! Thankfully! :)

Terri - Jeff is not with a CPA firm. He also works for an asset management firm (not the same one I do). He oversees the administration of all their mutual funds! I'm sure the topics at the conference will be soooo interesting! :lol: CONGRATS on hitting 250. I can't wait to get to that day myself!!! I would love to ride with you next year at 2cutes. It's been a while, but you never forget do you?

Mary --- Sorry I didn't make it to chat with you last night. I was a busy little beaver --- ironing and packing had to take priority. However tonight I am forgoing those things to post here. :)

Steph --- Good job getting back to Curves last night!!!

Andria --- I was just thinking the same thing today about food --- I usually have my breakfast and then a mid-morning snack. Today I was so busy I just had a cereal bar on the way to work and didn't even think about food until lunch time. Maybe I should keep myself that busy everyday! Glad to hear lower carbs are working for you. I get a lot of carbs in fruit and cereal, but I find that I eat very little bread, pasta....

2cute --- No getting laid around this house!!! DH is still battling this lovely little infection. He had to go for a 'scope' procedure today - OUCH! I felt so bad for him! Turns out he has a bacterial infection in the prostate.... Lovely!!! I know, sorry, way TOO MUCH INFO!!! All that info just to say --- "no Big & Tastys" around here lately!:o So sorry to hear about your knee pain today -- it probably was all that jumping around in the pool --- take care of yourself. I love the picture board idea! I might have to do that as well!

Pam --- The urge to exercise??? :sp: Way to go!!! Isn't it a good feeling when you actually want to do it and don't have to force yourself with every bit of willpower in your body?

Lori --- I had to laugh when I saw the other posts. I also thought that guy looked very much like the mess of a boy you were with recently. I'm glad you changed it! :)

Tina ---- THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU....for being such a wonderful person!!! I was so touched by your post! You are so precious and I am so happy to have you as a part of my days! I love you for being you!!!

Kat - I would also love to see a picture of you --- any many others here who I don't have a face to go with a name...Thin, 2Cute, Mary, I'm sure there are more....

Michelle - Sounds like Andrew had a great day with his family and the Wiggles! :) I hope the party and cookout are a good time this weekend!! I'll be on the lookout for a cute pool boy for you! ;)

Amanda --- So good to see your smiling face!!! Come back to us more often!!

Alright girlies -- I have to get to bed. I couldn't end the day without catching up with my favorite ladies!! I'll see you tomorrow!

09-12-2003, 12:37 AM
Hi all. Just a quick post here as I am ready for bed. I put in over 10,000 steps on my pedometer today. According to my stride and weight, I walked over 5 miles and burned over 800 calories. Woo Hoo! Don't have the energy to reply to everyone but I did want to wish Andrew a Happy Birthday! My daughter, Kayla, will be 3 next month. Tina- I loved your post. It was so sweet and from the heart. Well ladies, I'm off to bed. Talk to you tomorrow.

09-12-2003, 02:03 AM
One last post before heading to bed.

Kat... the pictures I have of you are older ones. Your daughter looks about 12 years old. She is in college now. I think it said 1998. That was in the LAST century. It is the new millenium... 2000's.
Syn... way to go rejoining WW. :cp: I hope you enjoyed the rain.

Barb... your vacation is right around the corner. I bet you are getting excited. It was so nice of you to take the time to reply to everyone when you are so close to leaving.
I could relate with your crying today. I could only watch so much of the 9-11 stuff today. Too stressful. I was full of guilt for feeling sorry for myself and my knee when they went through sooo much more.

Terri ... I LOVE KOHLS !!!!! I just found ROSS recently. I really like it too. :yes:

Michelle .. I can't believe your baby is 3 already !!!!!
You can send me a photo of the two of you together. :)

Amanda... I can relate to procrastinating during the move.
I am STILL not set up totally here.. nor totally moved out of the old house. :o We were going to have a garage sale this weekend and then clean out the shed... but with this bum knee that isn't going to happen. :no: Glad to see you post again. maybe we can make a pack together and take it small accomplishments at a time.

Thin... thanks for starting the new thread. I assume you are swamped with paperwork from all of those jobs you are doing. Hope you are sleeping and getting some rest tonight.

Steph.. congrats on all of those miles !!!! Way to Go !!!!
Your little girl is almost 3 too. WOW. My grandbaby just turned 3 so I can relate with you and Michelle.

Okay... I think I am caught up again.
I hope you all enjoyed my many visits today. Hopefully tomorrow my knee will be better and I will need to do a lot of catching up around the house.
I also need to do a lot of shopping. Sunday I am having that duel birthday celebration here. Lots of food to buy ... and cook. Plus I have not bought a single gift yet.
I hate being a procrastinator !!!!! :sorry:

09-12-2003, 02:41 AM
Hi! This is Tracy aka Robntracy. I changed my nick because I wanted it to be a little more personal.

I came in because I read Tina's post from the last thread and it touched my heart. Tina you are a sweetheart and I can not believe that you remembered me since I have not posted in ages. You are great!!! I love you too!!

I come here almost every day and read the posts. I have not been on or even near the wagon in so long that I did not know what to say. I had to keep up with you guys though because you are special to me. I know that alot of people would just see this group as impersonal. That is so far from the truth!! There are so many emotions involved and so much support and caring among us all that it is hard to explain to others. It is special.

I am still not OP. I have thought of joining WW but I cant see spending the money. I cant seem to stop over eating. It is getting to the point where I am really out of control and cannot stay OP for more than a few hours at a time. Do you think I will get the "click" that I need soon? I feel like if I dont change my lifestyle soon and get healthier then it is never gonna happen. I want to live!!! I feel left out of so many things in life. It is nobody's fault but my own though. I do know that I am tired of being a spectator. I wanna play!!!

Well I dont post for awhile and then you cant shut me up :dizzy: I am going to try my best to start posting daily again. It is like therapy for me.

Thanks again Tina for remembering me and being such a generous and caring person.

Hugs to all,

09-12-2003, 07:52 AM
Hey everyone :)

Ok, so much for not posting at 4 a.m. Tina, this one is purely your fault! ;) Ok, it isn't entirely. I woke up at 2:15, and one of the thoughts in my head was that I didn't post on Thankful Thursday. When I couldn't get back to sleep, I decided to come read here. Tina, your post was so sweet. Thank you for being such a warm, sharing person. I was crying. 2cute, thank you for reminding us to celebrate life.

2cute, I'm going to try and get in contact with my friend who teaches water aerobics here and see if she has any ideas for you. I was also thinking you might want to invest in a pool thermometer for these colder days if you don't have one already. With arthritis, there is a definite temperature point where you should not get in the pool at all. Take it easy on that knee! And I loved reading the extra posts from you.

I started looking last week for a picture to post up of myself. I was so sad to realize there are absolutely none that are even remotely current. I'm going to do something about that as soon as I can get with my sis. I haven't appeared in a family photo in more than 4 years that I can remember, and I can't even find a copy of that one. Somehow that speaks to my sense of valuing myself and loving myself.

Well, DH was only turning down the covers the other night. It wasn't that kind of hint. Still, I hear him stirring around in the bedroom, and... since we're both awake... I'm outta here, chickies!


09-12-2003, 08:52 AM
Good morning all Just aa quicky. I have to sub a few hours this morning, but first I have to drive my Aunts dog to the vet to have a hair cut.. Catch you later

09-12-2003, 09:43 AM
It is the new millenium... 2000's.
Well, bust my buttons, so it is! Gosh, it must have slipped my mind!

09-12-2003, 09:48 AM
Mornin' Ladies,

OMG you guys are chattier than ever. I just can't keep up!!!

So far so good. I've put together 4 days OP in a ROW!!!! I had to fight the mind battle last night. I was full from dinner and my head kept saying "You need a snack, You need a snack". I had to keep saying back "But I'm NOT hungry. You are a nasty habit. GO AWAY!" I won. This morning I gave myself a pat on the back for keeping the snackies away. (I really wasn't the least bit hungry or I'd have used a couple of flex points.)

Hope you all have a great day.

BTW Terri, 250 I'm proud of you. I know how hard you've worked to get there. :)


09-12-2003, 10:16 AM
Morning Chicklets,


Tina, I love you too girl!! Thanks for the inspiring post. We never know..the last time we tell someone we love them maybe the last time!!! I love all of you. I feel like this posting here on this forum has helped save my life. All of you are just the best.

Welcome Tracy and J-Ann, very nice to meet you and have you here with us.


Have a healthful day all!:dizzy:

09-12-2003, 12:41 PM
Good morning gang :wave:
My knee is not much better but I am walking a little bit better.
It is after I sit for awhile and get up that it really hurts.

TRACY !!!!! Welcome back. I am sooo glad that Tina inspired you to post again. I was just editing my 3fc list of friends and saw your name still there. I am happily going to put you down in INK again. ;)
Don't forget the name of this thread... "Ready to try AGAIN"
NEVER give up... keep reading and pick one new habit to start... like drinking more WATER. It is so good for us. It keeps us full, it washes away the fat, he allows our bodies to let go of water we retain, plus it improves our complexion to boot.
Remember my affirmation... PROGRESS not perfection

Pam... you don't need to catch up or even keep up... Just make time to post with us daily. We love hearing from you.
J-ann... congrats on your 4 days in a row. :cp:
I am glad you won your inner battle.
Did any of you see "A Beautiful Mind" ?? Remember how Russell Crowe had to ignore those people in his head too ?? I am not saying we are crazy... LOL ... but we all have inner demons that we have to TAKE CONTROL over. Ours just happen to like to eat more than others. :lol:

Kat. :lol: you always crack me up. :lol:
I want your new photo to me titled "Me in 2003" LOL

Mary... Good morning to you too. Are you subing at the library or the schools??
My 4 legged baby needs to be groomed too. He hates it so I always put it off as long as possible. But I am running out of time now.

Andria... when you talk to your friend could you ask her if she knows of a video that does water aerobics. I have never seen one but it would be cool to hook up a tv so I could do a work out with an instructor instead of just on my own.
And I do already have a thermometer. That day I FROZE the water was about 78.
And ... I can't wait to have a picture of you soon. :)

That is everyone since last night. LOL
I won't be here as often today but I will be more productive today.
I think laying in bed yesterday was what I needed..
but today I am going to try and walk it out more. :crossed:
Hope I am doing the right thing. :^:

09-12-2003, 12:58 PM
I got Tracy and Amanda to post! My mission is almost complete:

I am so sorry....how in this world could I forget Natalie? You see, my old faulty brain was giving out on me. This way, Natalie gets a special post just for her.

Natalie: I love you for your determination. I still remember when you told us here while back you had to throw a candy bar in the trash in order not to eat it. Now, if something is on the counter....tempting me.... calling my name, into the trash it goes. I know you've been down a little lately, but please know that it will get better. :love:

Well.....let's see. I am still OP and have been since I re-joined WW on Monday. I have exercised twice so far this week. Wednesday, I did the one mile WATP and last night I did the two mile. I really enjoyed doing the 2 mile last night and didn't feel pushed at all. :strong: I think I am really going to like this Flex Program. I hope it likes me. :yes:

Trey has been sick the last two days, so he has had to come to work with me. He laid in the floor Wednesday on a blanket and pillow just about the whole day and then when I brought him in yesterday, my friend and co-worker that works on thirds said he could go home with her and have control of the remote. So....guess what he chose? DUH. Let's see......:chin: Stay at work with Mom while she's working :comp: or go to Christina's and lay on the couch and get spoiled as I watch tv all day? No brainer there! :lol: He dropped me like a hot potato. :yikes: He's better today though and is back at school.

However.....guess who called me about an hour after I got to work? You got it. :yes: Brian, (my 15 year old) he was in the nurses office with the same affliction, so guess who is now laying on a blanket in my office floor? I just know someone's going to get sick here and I'm going to get the blame for it. :(

Ok.......got a brain strainer for you this morning.

I know it's better to exercise in the morning, but I can't when I'm working. What I've found is that I'm exercising around 6:30pm and then I usually eat around 7:30. I don't like to eat first because I feel like my stomach is full and I can't exercise as well. However, I don't like to exercise and then go eat.

Which do you think is better? Exercising before you eat or after? Or does it even matter?

Have a lovely day and I will pop in later tonight!

09-12-2003, 02:43 PM
Thanks for the welcome back. Now, I just have to comment on a couple of things. (See, I still don't have much else to say.)

2Cute-I love the pact idea. I want to have a yardsale at the end of the month at the old place-and then make that it. It is already getting cold here, so I need to get my butt in gear.

Tina-Yep-you got me back, as only you could. (I've got a little secret to tell you here-when I started posting on this thread part of why I did it was because I related to you so easily. It made me want to post.) As to the exercise, I think it is better to exercise after eating. That way it raises your metabolism before you go to sleep. Just my thought.

Tracy-Glad you came back too!

Pam-I missed you too!

To everyone else ( I know I missed many.) hope you have a great day. I have a bunch to do around the house today, so I will chat with all of you later.

09-12-2003, 03:01 PM
How is everyone?

I haven't been on since Wednesday! :( I feel soo much better - this is what I have been up to for the past couple of days.

My walk away the pounds tapes came in the mail AND i managed to find my older tapes..woo hoo. I've been doing the one mile walk every day, I'm going to do the two mile walk today, I should be fine. I also started doing weights yesterday, we have a huge 3,000 dollar home gym in the basement...it belongs to my brother, but it's a nice piece of work! :-p

My eating has been so-so..but I don't care so much now that I am working out. Today I had this massive craving for peanut butter...I'm not eating nearly enough protein I don't think.

So what have all you ladies been doing for exercises?

09-12-2003, 03:27 PM
Hi Girlies,
I'm getting there....most of the packing is done, work is winding down, now to tackle the cleaning. I always like to clean my house before I leave for a trip, that way I know when I come home there is nothing to do but unpack and do laundry.

I am going to get my hair trimmed at 4:00 and then I have to take the fur-babies to the kennel this evening. I hope my DH will be home to help. It's a little difficult trying to get 3 dogs to the kennel by myself.

Friday is weigh-in day for me --- 1 more pound gone! :strong:
I was hoping for a little more this week, but I had a little visitor show up this morning - TOM, which I know accounts for a little added bloat. It showed up 5 days early. Hmm. Never happened before, maybe the Thyroid meds are messing with my body. :chin:

Well, back to my work...talk to ya later!

09-12-2003, 04:32 PM
Awwwwweee! Tina, thanks for the kind words! You just made me feel wonderful. :flow2:

So I have been MIA for about 48 hours. It's just been one of those weeks here at work. But it's Friday and my bad mood seems to have melted away. I am down one pound this week. Less than I had hoped for but I'll take it anyway. You have all been so busy, I wouldn't even know where to start with replies. I wanted to make an appearance before I missed another whole thread.
I am going to attempt getting into chat on Saturday night again because it was so much fun last week. I'll check back with you girls later!

Have a fantastic night!

09-12-2003, 05:23 PM
Hi chickies -

I wanted to pop in here to let you guys know I had my surgery and I am feeling better. I still have some discomfort from the surgery, but I do not have the pain from **** that I was experiencing before. To update, I had to have an anal fissurectomy and a sphincterotomy, which in plain english means I tore my a$$hole asunder straining on the toilet and so the tear in the anus had to be cut out and the sphincter muscle had to be cut to try to relieve the spasms I was having from the inflammation :eek: :eek: I have been on stool softeners and mineral oil the past week as well as Metamucil and hot sitz baths. I hope this damn muscle learns to relax because I still have pain when I - well to be polite - have a "boom boom". But it's not the same kind of pain, more like discomfort like you have with a pulled muscle (?). Anyway, I am off work this week and today I am sitting in one of the wooden library chairs and it doesn't hurt. I have been at home, haven't tried to go shopping or anything. I have been using this time as an excuse to eat things I shouldn't, but I know this has to stop!

I want to thank all of you for thinking about me this past week, here are some balloons for you all :balloons: :balloons: :balloons:

Disappointing news to report - management where I work has bitten our butts over using the internet during work hours and they may start denying internet access to the employees. So that means I will only be able to get in here maybe once or twice a week at the library :mad:. Yes, I am one of the guilty parties using the net while at work. I'm just not ready to purchase and set up a home computer right now.

I have to get off here now; my time is up. I will try to get back in here next week.

I missed you all.

09-12-2003, 06:47 PM
Hello Lady's,:)

I've been wanting to post for such a long time but I haven't even found the time to keep up with reading the threads, I had to go back and see what Tina said in the last thread, because it seemed to touch pretty much everyone. And I'm glad I did, thanks for remembering me to. ;)

I wish I could be regular again, but with training a new girl and learning a new position I haven't had any free time at work. And don't have a computer at home.

Trainings been going good, my head is literally foggy by the end of the day, I can't put two words together properly, I think I need some ginseng or ginko or whatever herb it is that helps the brain. I'm learning alot of stuff, cost tracking and sales reports, and invoicing, it will definetly improve my resume.

My son turned 6 on wednesday, and were going to have a party for him tomorrow. I hope being 6 is better than being 5, he has such an attitude. But I still love him. No hockey this year for him, I don't have the time to get to practises and games, so I think he may take Tae kwon do (sp). Maybe they can teach him some control.

The diet doesn't exist, I'm lucky so far that I haven't gained any weight back, but If I don't get my act together before I know it I will 50lbs or more heavier again. Oh why do I have to be cursed with love of food.:devil:

I just want to drop a line and say Hi,:wave: I may not be around much but I do try to read every now and then, I do need you guys to keep me in track and as soon as things settle down, I'll be back full force.

09-12-2003, 10:24 PM
Evening all we are watching the DR. Phil special on NBC.
DH and I went into the city today and tried a new resturant. It was wonderful I did pretty good that was lunch and dinner together.

Ceaser salad
rice pilaf
steamed veggies
seafood cake(crab, shrimp, and Scallops chopped and made into a little cake and lightly fried)
us tea
It was wonderful
Then DH and I shared a dessert
Key Lime filling with graham cracker crumbs and cool whip layered in a goblet. Yummy

I just ate a few grapes so that is it for me today.

catch you later

09-12-2003, 11:59 PM
Hi Ladies ---
This is farewell --- for a week! :) We are heading down to FL early tomorrow morning and will return on the 20th. It's doubtful that I will be near a computer all week. My laptop is staying here so I can completely forget about work! However, if I do end up at one I will stop in to say hi!

Wishing you all a wonderful, fun, happy and healthy weekend and week next week!

Talk to you soon!

09-13-2003, 12:52 AM
Hey everyone :)

Guess what! I got a call from the editor of that magazine about doing the catering articles! Wahoo! The direction she wants to go is a lot different than I thought, but it should be a good challenge. Oh yeah, and I'll actually get paid! I have some interviews to get done fast and then get to writing. 1500 words due in three weeks. Yikes! I'm pretty excited, though. The second article is due mid November. Wish me luck!

I was also excited to get on the scale at Curves. I'm still maintaining! That means it is probably time to get myself back on the diet. The budget is really tight right now, so I have to figure out if I can do it or have to modify the plan somewhat. Either way, I was so excited to see a maintain. Anyone have good, really inexpensive ideas for low carb meals? Fortunately veggies are still cheap and abundant this time of year. Maybe we'll eat a ton of stir fry's and salads.

Connie, I am so happy to hear you are feeling better! You must have been in such agony. I know it isn't all over yet, but to be on the mend sounds like a huge blessing for you.

Barb, fairly sure you won't be reading this, you vacationing woman, but wanted to congratulate you on the latest loss! Another pound gone forever!!!

MissMeliss, I've been working out at Curves (made my 3 this week!) and walking about every other evening. The more I do, the more active I become. Isn't it weird how that works?

Mary, you had my mouth watering with that menu! Sounds like the two of you had a good time. :)

Duckie, busy, busy, busy sounds like the story of you life, girl! Thanks for stopping in and letting us know how you are doing. I'm glad you are still maintaining!

Natalie, funny how that grumpy feeling slides away late Friday afternoon, isn't it. ;)

Amanda, good to see you! I've been missing one of the few other Western chicks here. :) And I love the new pic!

Tina, the timing of eating and exercising is always being tossed around by the experts, it seems. From what I can gather, it depends a lot on your body. If you can stand to work out without food in your system, your body is supposed to get to fat burning a little sooner. Or something like that (I'm not one of the experts!) But for many of us, I think we end up feeling better if we at least have a little nibble of something so our blood sugar levels remain consistent. Personally, I can't stand to work out with weights and such on a full stomach. It just leaves me feeling urpy. I do remember a bit I read last year about not gaining over the holidays, and it suggested getting in a walk or something right before the big meals begin, because that way your metabolism is already revved up and kicks in even higher with the food intake. Who knows. I think you do what feels good for your body and it will be the right decision for you.

2cute, 78 degrees! No wonder you FROZE! I tried to catch up with my instructor friend today, but she teaches dance all day on Friday.

Pam, glad to see you. Your posts are always so thoughtful. :)

J-ann, grats to you for 4 days OP! Staying out of the snack foods is about the toughest thing for me. I'm impressed!

Ok, I know there are plenty more people to reply to, but these are all that show on my page right now! I'm going to wrap up things around here and hit the sack. Tomorrow morning I'm up early to go to a food festival with a friend. Yes, I said food festival. The Smithsonian has a display about Americans and their food in one of the towns near here, and there is a festival going on along with it. My friend is working on an article about food lore, and she thought some company would be a fine thing. I rarely get to spend time with her, so it should be fun as long as I don't do too much sampling!


09-13-2003, 02:17 AM
So many posters and so little time to reply.

Amanda... I LOVE your new photo.!!!!
I was going to have a garage sale this weekend... but between my knee injury and rain :rain: forcasted the entire weekend .. I am not going to get it done. Next two weekends we will be on vacation. That takes me to Oct 3-4. Cross your fingers for me. :crossed:

Your question falls into the same catergory of which came first... the chicken or the egg. I have heard both. I would eat something light if hungry before exercise... OR .. eat something light after exercising. :lol: Glad I could be of some help. :lol:
If you follow in your sons examples... you won't be eating or exercising. :^:
Melissa.. congrats on the exercising. :cp:
If you want to get more protein in without a lot of calories or fat... eat a few hard boiled egg "WHITES". Pure protein. The yolks are the evil part.

Barb ... enjoy your trip. I have never left my baby (dog) at a kennel before. He sleeps with us and doesn't know he is a dog. LOL It is going to break my heart to board him next week. In our old house we had a doggie door and fenced yard. This house doesn't. We could leave him home and have neighbors and family come play with him daily.

Natalie... good to see you back again. I am happy your bad week is finally over. Enjoy chat Sat night. :blah:

Connie... glad your surgery went well and you're on your way back to normal soon.
Sorry to hear about the cut back on internet use at work. I find computers cheap all the time nowadays at garage sales and goodwill stores and such. Especially if you don't need a fancy one. But you would still need to pay for the internet service itself.

Duckie... sooo good to see you again. :D
I need to find you and Connie a computer for home. I miss you.
I think it is a good idea to enroll your son into martial arts. They focus on self discipline.

Mary... I watched that Dr Phil special tonight too.
Didn't really learn anything new... but hopefully it sunk in tonight. :)

Andria... CONGRATS on getting those articles !!!! You do an excellent job and I always enjoy reading them.
I have my daughter home this weekend.. but remind me next week for some ideas for good low carb meals. I am not a great cook... but I do eat. LOL I love stir fry. I am making a low carb lasagna this weekend... I will try to remember to post the recipe. BUT basicly.... just make your favorite recipe and leave out the noodles. I know a lot of people substitue sliced zuccinii for the noodles. I usually just leave them out and enjoy the rest.

Wow ... this replying to everyone is time consuming.
I have to read everything 2-3 times. :rolleyes:

Okay.. gotta go. DD is home and we hope to get a lot accomplished tomorrow. I still have not bought my hubby or other daughter any birthday gifts yet. I am running out of time. :eek:

09-13-2003, 07:54 AM
Good Morning Chickies,


Can't stay and chat, gotta get ready, just wanted to wish you all a good day. Check in with you later:wave:

09-13-2003, 08:29 AM
Good morning, off to work and meetings. Catch you in Chat tonight

joe anne
09-13-2003, 10:14 AM
Hello Friends
I haven't been here cause I've been to busy visiting the bathroom:( And this was not fun.
I think I had some kind of stomach flu or food poisoning. My daughter and husband also were sick, plus we had cold symptoms so we were not a happy household.
But things seem a lot better today. So I hope to get in a 1 mile walk either this morning or this evening. Also I am way behind in homework for school.
Not much else to tell but I'll be back later to check on you all.:wave:

Terri in MO
09-13-2003, 10:48 AM
Hi ladies,

Its rainy and gloomy here today. Makes it hard to get up and be motivated. But I've got lots of housework and paperwork I want to get tackled this weekend. It feels like i have done nothing but study for the last 3-4 weeks. I passed my test yesterday so I'm done with that program. Thank goodness its done online and we get to see if we passed or failed right then although I did have to read it twice to make sure it did indeed say "pass". It was a tough test so I'm doubly glad not to have to prepare for that again! Now on to housecleaning and exercise and magazine reading and book reading and sitting on the couch playing on the internet...anything but reading a textbook! :lol:

Its good to see everyone posting. Did anyone tape the Dr. Phil show last night? I was so mad to see Mary's post about watching it because I had wanted to tape it since we were meeting family out for dinner last night. Of course, we got home right at 9 pm and saw that I missed it.

Well, I'm rambling about nothing much. Just wanted to wish everyone lots of :goodvibes: for staying on track this weekend and sticking towards your goals.

Have a great day!

09-13-2003, 12:37 PM
Good Morning!

Oh, how I love a rainy day! I can get to all the stuff that needs to be done inside, with no guilt for "wasting" a beautiful day!

I hope that I can get a bide ride in later...I have missed the last two days...I did mow the lawn yesterday, but that's all the exercise that I had time for. Dh and I went out to dinner at Friday's last night. OOH! I have my dining out companion to check my points! BRB...

HEY! No TGIFriday's listed??? They list Schlotzky's Deli and Pickerman's Soups and Sandwiches, (no offense to those who have these in their part of the world) but no FRIDAY'S???

Okay, rant over...here's what i had...a LARGE margarita, Caesar salad, dressing on the side (less than 2T) 1/2 breadstick, 1/2 of my jack Daniel's Sirloin, 1/2 of dh's Jack Daniel's Salmon, 1/2 the innards of a baked potato, and sauteed veggies...I'm not even going to attempt to calculate the points, but I will say that's all that I had all day! Gotta be REAL good today...tomorrow is WI (not Wisconsin!) More water....glub glub...

2cute, I hope your knee is feeling better!
Barb, have a great trip!
Connie, glad to see you back, hope you're feeling better, too!
Tracy, Welcome back!
Steph, Wow, 10,000 steps...!
Michelle, happy BD to Andrew! How's WW for you?
Ducky, good to see you're still with us!
Pam, hang in there!
Terri, great job on the test!
Joe anne, I'm glad you're feeling better!
Mary, mmmm--Key Lime Pie, my favorite! :T
Andria...great news about your writing! :cp:
Natalie, good job, a lb off is nothing to sneeze at...it's GONE!

That's everyone on this thread...I hope...Hi to everyone else.

I must now go forth and be productive...I hope to be at chat tonight.
Have a great day...

09-13-2003, 12:40 PM
Now that you've mentioned it 2cute, I am following in my sons examples. I feel like death. :faint: My whole body aches...I'm chilling all over and am VERY sick at my stomach. The vomitting hasn't started yet, but others things have.

Tina << running to the bathroom like a fool.

I won't be back later tonight because the minute I get home (I'm at work now) I'm going to bed to lay there and die.

Well, I'm sure I won't get to lay for long.... but I'll be in the bed anyways.

Love you all. :)

09-13-2003, 12:49 PM
Feel better, Miss Tina...

09-13-2003, 03:38 PM
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