Weight Loss Support - 300+ and Ready to Try Again #412

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09-19-2003, 02:28 PM
WELCOME !!!! :blah:

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09-19-2003, 02:39 PM
Welcome to Friday, as I battle both backstroking in the rain (as a milder effect of Hurricane Isabel) and the good ol' TOM. Well, at least the cat brats let me sleep in today...:lol:

Ready to kill the cable company--not literally--but I'd like to chew them a new one. I haven't had a problem with the internet service (obviously), but since the digital cable TV service was installed yesterday, the thing hasn't worked. Well, I called yesterday and they were supposed to send someone back out. No one ever showed and I was here all day yesterday afternoon:mad: . Soooo....time to get on the phone again today. We shall see if someone shows up, and if they don't, I'm calling Monday and telling them to just give me the extended basic service and shove the digital in their ears.

Other than that, life is good. I lost another pound without expecting it...yes, I confess, I did sneak on the scale and peeked.

Something really cute happened the other night I have to tell you all about. Noah was at the screen door looking outside, and all the sudden, started meowing like crazy and flopping his tail. He usually does this when he spies Tigger outside, but Tig was already in the house. Next thing I know, Noah is nose to nose with another cat through the screen :) ....but all I had to do was say "Hi kitty," and it took off as it were shot from a cannon. I think it may have been wild. There's been quite a few strays around here lately. Too bad I don't have room to take them all in!

09-19-2003, 03:55 PM
Originally asked by KatLori...who are those fellas at the bottom of your post??

My 11 year old knew right away that it was a wrestler who goes by the name of SPANKY......a/k/a Brian Kendrick....he showed me a better pic of him.....on his own website....briankendrick.com

09-19-2003, 04:21 PM
I hate to say it Lori but that boy toy sure looks like the boy from Hel*l !! You really ought to get rid of the pic or fess up!!!

Kat did you get any effects from the storm last night? We just have a few branches down from the tree out back and the one out front. It was beautiful today!

Tina...please don't let your family make you feel guilty. You need to do what is right for you and your immediate family. If they don't give two hoots why should you! Don't try to please anyone but yourself sweetie! My heart goes out to you! I wish I was there to give you a great big giant bear hug!! Your husband and kids are what matter the most, I know its hard because its your mom and dad and brother...but heck...have they gone out of their way to help you every single time you needed them?? Oh and BTW...great job on the loss girlfriend...YOU ROCK!!

It has taken me a long long time to write this since I had to stop and play with Play doh with my baby boy! He got some for his birthday and has been dying to open it up and since John can't stand the smell of it we can't do it when he is home. He got a little refridgerator with all the cut out stuff, rolling pin, waffle maker, spatula, bacon and egg molds, and on the back of the fridge it has a million little molds of different foods...can you tell who had the most fun???

Well i better get going....I have to clean up this place before the sitter comes tonight. We are going out for a couple of drinks tonight at a friends bar...translation...free drinks!!

Barb I hope you got back safe or is that tomorrow?

I don't mean to offend anyone by not posting to you all...I haven't read the last thread at the end but I will be back to catch up with the rest of you later!

TTFN Michelle

09-19-2003, 04:23 PM
Gee Sandy you snuck in while I was playing with play doh! LOL

Any way all I can say is LORI I GUESS YOU WERE BUSTED!! LMAO

09-19-2003, 06:51 PM
Hi :)

I just got back from an afternoon of chasing all over Des Moines running errands. ..went to the Drivers License Office to change my license from a Minnesota one to an Iowa one...I thought I was so smart...had a certified copy of my birth certificate, a certified copy of my divorce papers stating I had legally changed my name back to my maiden name, I had my Minnesota license, I had my SS #..bank checks with my new address on them, but I had no proof of my Iowa residency! All I would have needed was a letter that had been postmarked and addressed to me at my Iowa address...needless to say I will have to go back on Monday.....:mad:

Do ya think I am too old for a "boy toy" :o lol Looks like Lori has found one....

Tina...Remember you can't choose the family you have...but you can choose your friends! That thought has given me comfort when my family members have been putzes! It is hard sometimes...

J-Ann...It is so hard to have someone so young dies so un expectedly....how very lucky that your son wasn't with him....I am so sorry you son and your family have lost a special person in your lives.

For those of you who have lost and continue to keep up with the exercise etc I applaud you!!:cp: Keep up the good work.

Weigh in was good for me today! I lost more than I expected to lose. Sure hope to show a loss again next week.

Tomorrow the Jotul Stove people are finishing the installation of my Jotul Stove, The mornings have been a little cool, so that tells me it won't be long before we will have a frost....within a month I will bet...So I am looking forward to sit in front of a fire....

Forgive me for not responding to all posts, I somply haven't the time today...Just know I have been reading and will try to catch up on all the posts later this week end....

:) Later Ladies...............

09-19-2003, 07:11 PM
Sorry to come in here and post a you've been caught post, but I just had to comment on Lori's little imagination. I thought your stories about Brian were a little to far fetched. At least it shows your a pretty good actress you had us all feeling sorry for you, by the way he was treating you, when you made the whole thing up. I guess on the internet you never know who's telling the truth or not, but you have a good imagination.

Here's a pictures from Brain Kendricks web site, it looks awfully familiar, where you wanting us to find you out?

09-19-2003, 08:15 PM
Oh my..... :dizzy:

Terri in MO
09-19-2003, 08:31 PM
Well, go figure. I thought the whole thing sounded a bit fishy. Even the love part.

Sorry for being AWOL. I've had trouble with the cable internet and finally got it going on one computer again. :mad:

I'll be leaving tomorrow for a work conference in San Diego and won't be back until Wednesday afternoon. I'm taking lots of stuff to read and clothes for lots of walking and exercise. I am going to focus on seafood and not desserts!

I hope to come back and not have gained any weight.

Take care everyone. I had to leave now when things could get even weirder!

Terri in MO
09-19-2003, 08:50 PM
Well, just occurred to me.....

Brian Kendrick the wrestler and

love of the life "Bri" with a violent temper.

That's just low to do that to the thread again after that unfortunate incident awhile back by a former poster stealing someone else's picture.

09-19-2003, 10:05 PM
Evening all
I went to my monthly Reference workshop today. It was good then I went to lunch with a few of the people from headquarters . We had mexican. Then I went shopping . I bought a new pant suit . It looks great. Not much else to post

09-19-2003, 10:15 PM
If you guys go back to thread #345, you'll see that I mentioned that about Brian. She shrugged it off as a coincidence, but I never got it out of my head. I thought the whole story sounded a little far fetched. I thought we were here to be honest. Guess you never know.

09-19-2003, 10:41 PM
Well said Tina. Lori- do you have any explanation as to why you would make up such a thing. It's one thing to make up a boyfriend(however, even that is a little childish) but to spin a tale of violence is unthinkable. We all care about each other here and to think we were all deceived. Many times I wanted to say enough is enough , but kept my mouth shut because I didn't want any hurt feelings. But as they say, the truth always comes out one way or another. I hope you're proud of yourself.

09-19-2003, 10:48 PM
And here's another lovely one off his website!


09-19-2003, 11:57 PM
Hey everyone :)

Ok, I've been reading the last 15 minutes or so and wondering if I logged on to the wrong website.

Joanne, I am so sorry for the loss of someone so dear to your family. His family and yours are in our prayers. *HUGS*

Syn, you sounded armed to the teeth with documentation! Too bad you have the privilege of doing it all over again on Monday. :( And, what is a Jotul Stove?

Michelle, you sound like the most adorable mom. I have to admit, I hated messing around with PlayDoh. You know how little bits of the colors end up getting mixed together and the colors get all muddy? It drives me insane! Can't stand water colors for the same reason. My kids had to tell me to relax and stop cleaning out their paint pots and the water they clean their brushes in. Too bad I'm not as tidy in the rest of my life. :lol:

Sandy, thanks for the recipe. I've never cooked a turnip in my life. I assume you cut it up into chunks? What size? Oh, and a backrub could normally mean something else, but I was way, way too tired for any of that!

Kat, I'm really glad you and your family are all safe. :)

Mary, sounds like you had a good day. I can hardly wait to be out buying clothes and feel they look great on me. Good for you!

I'm going to go curl up with a good book. I got in all 3 Curves workouts this week as well as two good walks with my dad. My weight is still staying exactly the same, even with eating normally. I think it is time to treat myself to some good quiet time. Take care, all. :)


09-20-2003, 12:05 AM
Evening girls,

Just wanted to read up on you all before beddy by! Hope you all are well. I work earrrrrrrrrrrly, so gotta get to bed.

Love to you all, have a strong healthful day tomorrow.:wave:

09-20-2003, 12:50 AM
Hello everyone! :wave: Well, I wondered how long it would take for all he!! to break loose!

I've been taking it pretty easy this week. I had two Almay resets to do, but they were only one day each and then I pretty much took the rest of the week off other than for a couple of small jobs here and there. I had visions of getting all kinds of stuff done and didn't accomplish any of it. :(

Lori: Didn't you realize you would need a better story to pass all of our investigative scrutiny? :nono: Ya know, don't answer that. I don't want to know. I don't want a reason. I don't want an excuse. What I would like is for you to just disappear from the thread and leave us the he!! alone! We don't want your kind here, and we don't need your kind here!

Tina: I was so sorry to read about the dealings with your mom and brother. Sounds like he knows you would do anything for him and he takes advantage BIG time. The others have given you great advice, do what you have to do for YOUR men, your immediate family and your brother will come around again the next time he needs something. Just wait and see.

JoeAnne: I was so sorry to hear about the death of your son's friend. The good Lord was definitely watching out for your boy that night. Lots of [[[hugs]]] to you and yours. I'm betting you're offering some thanksgiving right about now that your son came home instead of going out. You are in my prayers.

Mary: I'm glad you had some time to yourself. You've not said much lately and I suspect there's something going on at your house. I hope everything's ok. How is the new employee at the library working out? Is that giving you a little less stress, or more because you have to train her?

Terri: Have fun in California.

Katrina: Glad you didn't get any damage from the hurricane.

Michelle: Playdoh, sounds fun!!!

Syn: Too bad you have to make another trip. That's really frustrating.

Andria: Sounds like you got your exercise in this week. Good for you!

Duckie: Good to see you.

Hello to everyone else.

I hope everyone is doing well amidst all the DRAMA.....again! :o I didn't mention anything because like some others it was easier to ignore most of it and just go on rather than tearing apart the thread.......once again. Geez, 3 times in 6-8 months is enough already. I encourage you all to just let it go now. The lies are all out in the open, it's not worth wasting anymore ink on. You all know how this can go on and on and on. It has in the past and it's not healthy for anyone, including any newbies who happen to stop by really needing our support. They would read some of this crap and be gone in a shot, thinking we are ALL neurotics and mentally unstable. We are above all of that and let's just let it lie (or is it supposed to be lay?) Anyway, you know what I mean. I'm not trying to be bossy, I'm just trying to hold things together.

We have theatres again tomorrow and Sunday so I'll be pretty scarce. Sorry, no chat for this chickie. :( Hope to see you all sometime this weekend, even if it's only for a quick peek.

What the pen puts in ink, remains for a lifetime and is never forgotten.

09-20-2003, 01:14 AM
I have to respond to Thinthinkers last post....She is right you know...we don't need the negative drama in here....I nearly had decided to just stay away from this forum...Didn't feel like I need any more chaos or drama in my life at this time...

.I am in recovery after a life time of being in relationships that were not healthy and I am working very hard to surround myself with positive enforcement...

I didn't think I needed the added stress of wondering about who I could trust in here.....then I realized that one or two people should NOT be given the power to affect the rest of us ....SO Sad that a person could be so nutz , and PATHETIC...gotta feel sorry for her!

Most of us are nurturing, fun, supportive and sensitive to each other in our day to day struggles .....SO I decided heck it is only a very small percentage that have"issues" not compatable with the majority of us...So I need to be here regularly to get the support and affection that most give so generously!

I am too tired to think clearly...hope I made sense...:)

09-20-2003, 03:25 AM
Hi gals!! Sorry that I have been MIA for a few days but I have been busy with work and my son turned 3 on Thursday.

I wanted to offer a slightly different prospective on the Lori story. First of all, I, like Duckie pretty much knew that the story was untrue. I never said anything because I was not 100% sure. I happen to be an avid wrestling watcher and I thought that it was possible that Lori's "Bri" could look very much like the wrestler Brian Kendrick. I had never seen his website though. My DH is a wrestler. He has never wrestled on TV but he has wrestled many house shows in SC and has wrestled some formerly well-known wrestlers like Ricky Morton and Boogie Woogie Jimmy Valiant. He has not been into it in about a year so I guess his wrestling days are over. Anyway, that info was totally irrelevant to what I am wanting to say but just had to give my baby a plug real quick :D

When I saw that Lori had been caught in a lie I knew before reading on that the fur was gonna fly. I know that those of you that had gotten to know Lori in the past few months felt hurt and betrayed and I definitely do not blame you for that. Yes, Lori was wrong when she gained the trust of you guys and then lied to you so easily BUT you have to really think about how lonely and insecure a person must be to invent such a fantasy for themselves. I almost cried when I was thinking about how humilated and upset she must have been when she realized that the truth was out. I felt bad for her. I also felt bad for those of you that believed her and put your trust in her. I dont think she ever meant to hurt anyone and I dont think she thought that she was deceiving and betraying you. I think she just has some self-esteem issues.

I for one know that being overweight is hard. I have been called names, I have been humiliated, and I have been frowned upon for being heavy. I am lucky though, I have a wonderful husband that thinks the world of me and 2 beautiful sons that adore me fat and all. Lori does not. It is sad. We all have know what it is like to feel alone and unwanted at some time or another. Maybe she feels this way all the time. Just think about it before you all feel too upset at her even though I know you have a right to be. I just dont think she ever meant to hurt anyone.

On a happier note I love you guys!! I am ready to get down to business and get this weight off. I want to be healthy again. I think you gals are a great support group and please dont let anything change the compassion and hope that we give one another.

I will post again some time over the weekend but until then have a great day!!


09-20-2003, 04:29 AM
I turn my back on you girls for one day and all **** breaks loose!

Good grief.

It's very late and I have to get to bed...I just came in for a quick read and :yikes:

I don't know what to say, so I'll just leave it at that. :shrug:

09-20-2003, 08:51 AM
I know no one will mind, I am gonna end the thread here and start a new one, lets leave all negative ones here and move on over to #413 on a postivie note. If you have more to say just put it on this one. Like Thin said we want all newbies to feel at home and to find a nice caring sincere place to go.....