Depression and Weight Issues - Weekend 9/27 & 9/28

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09-27-2003, 12:24 PM
Hello ladies. How is everyone's weekend so far?


09-27-2003, 08:20 PM
I'm new to the boards. I am upset with myself. I lost around 30 pounds over the spring, lost focus or something and now it's all coming back. I've been trying to watch what I eat, write it all down, but I seem to be on this down hill slide. :( Sorry to be so down for newbie,


09-27-2003, 08:33 PM
Good evening chickadees!

I have been cleaning alllllll day! That counts as my exercise today, especially since I can barely move now! lol

Hope everybody's doing well!


09-27-2003, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by Irishcoda
I'm new to the boards. I am upset with myself. I lost around 30 pounds over the spring, lost focus or something and now it's all coming back. I've been trying to watch what I eat, write it all down, but I seem to be on this down hill slide. :( Sorry to be so down for newbie,

Hiya Cassie...Suggestion- don't be so hard on yourself because that will make u want to eat.What are you eating? Maybe if you post someone can help you....;) What do you for a living? It will be ok just don't be hard on yourself.


09-27-2003, 10:17 PM
Welcome Cassie,
Just keep in mind that the weekends are not real busy in here so if not many said hello that is why! It is a friendly place and Lynnie already gave you some good advice!

We look forward to you sharing more later


'PS Good for you Cathy!
I cleaned today and had a get together for about 30-40 people.I never counted.I am bushed! Our TV Ministry had a fellowship at our clubhouse. We fished and let everyone was a bit cool but everyone enjoyed it. I am tired!;) I cleaned house in case someone came by.would'nt you one came by! Ha!

09-27-2003, 10:47 PM
Hello ladies.

So far this weekend has been a disaster as far as eating goes... mozzarella-and-pesto sandwich last night at a coffee shop, french fries (oven baked at home) for breakfast this morning, and I just got back from going out for pizza with the boyfriend.

It's stress eating. I found out last night that they're shutting down the plant he works at sometime next year, so in 8 or 9 months he's going to be unemployed. I'm already on unemployment... and we decided that we're going to take his severance package and move across the country like we've been talking about doing for a year (but never mentioned it to anyone else). So I'm stressed out over that and about how I'm going to tell my mom (travel agent for guilt trips) and my sister (who I'm really close to).

So I turn to food... cigarettes... alcohol... like any of that's going to make it better for more than an hour or even a few minutes. I can tell myself that I'm going to be okay but those moments usually come when I'm not sober.

Sorry to be long winded... but that's what's going on. I'll try to eat better and exercise but there are other things on my mind right now.

09-28-2003, 09:34 AM
I am working days all this weekend and even four late evening hours in the that is the kind of weekend I am having. I want to buy a piano so that is why I am working while I can. I hardly worked this summer and early fall so it won't hurt me to get moving!

Hey Cin at least you have a clean house!

Cathy do you get those boys to help out a bit? You shouldn't work so hard.....I know what a good feeling it is once you are done though.

Cassie hang in there and keep in can do it!

Navi keep coming to the daily's will get through have quite an "adventure" ahead of you....keep in touch.

I am off to work......where does the time go? We went out for dinner with a couple we quite like last night and I had Linguini was a wonderful evening. Hubby and the kids cleaned the house and did all the fall yard work yesterday while I was at work.......does it get any better than that?;)


Eliz:flow1: :flow2: :flow1: :flow2: :flow1: :flow2: :flow1:

09-28-2003, 12:53 PM
:wave: happy weekend. I survived almost 50 here for dinner last night :D

09-28-2003, 12:56 PM
Hi Everyone :)

Thought I was over that flu thing afew days ago and last night my throat was on fire, this morning I'm sicker then a dog. Stomach pains, throat and nasil congestion...OY a headache that could kill.

Don't know if i'm going to work tomorrow if I'm still feeling like this...oy.

Hope you all have a wonderful sunday, whats left of it.

And this dang rain doesn't help either lol


09-28-2003, 01:59 PM
So sorry you are not feeling better! Bummer indeed!

By the way what does OY mean?


09-28-2003, 03:32 PM
sneaking in a "hi"

09-28-2003, 04:28 PM
hello ladies...

My throat is scratchy.I had some lowfat birthday cake today...YAY!!the weekend has been going ok.


09-28-2003, 05:30 PM
Cin, OY VEY, is well, um, Tippy can tell yah lol
actually jewish people say it alot (kinda like geesh, darn) :D

09-28-2003, 07:06 PM
Hi Lynnie, Liz, Cin and everyone,

Thanks for the welcome. :^: I have lost and gained a lot of weight 4 times and am almost back to my heaviest weight. All 4 times I went to Weight Watchers which helped but I didn't ever get to the point where I became a Lifetime Member. I thought about going back now, for the 5th time, but it seems like a matter of learning to make the right choices and in the right amounts. So I thought I would rather work on it through a supportive board like this one. My first husband, Rich, told me about this board and how much the chats & stuff helped him. He died in 2001. I know I am at risk for all kinds of health problems and already have high BP and borderline diabetes. I want to be here for my 3 kids and my new husband and I want to feel good again.

Anyway, I have been counting points since last March. The last time I was in WW, we had a points range. For my weight, it would be 29-33. I know that they are using "flex points" now but I sorta think that it's about the same, just repackaged? Anyway, that's when I lost 30 lbs and was doing pretty good.

I went off the track though because it was summer and I had a craving for ice cream. So we'd get a gallon for the five of us. That was okay for just once a week, on Fridays. Then we were getting ice cream on Saturday, too, and I still lost weight but more slowly. Then we were not only getting ice cream Fri, Sat & Sun but my husband and I moved to eating a pint of ice cream each and the kids would split the gallon. :o :( I think that's what did me in this summer.

So now I put the brakes on it and am dealing with feelings of anger (that old whiny it's not fair, why can't I have a treat like "normal" people!) and ice cream addiction and a hungry, demanding tummy.

This weekend, I have kept to my daily points again and have been able to resist the urges to run to WaWa for ice cream.

I guess I am hard on myself because of the binging. There is a lot of stress, yes, because my new husband has diabetes and got hurt at work and has not worked since January of this year. And my daughter is depressed and explodes with rage. She is in counseling and it's helped a lot but when she blows up the whole house turns upside down. And me, I used to be an interpreter for the deaf but have so many injuries I can't sign anymore. I'm not working either. :p I am trying to write but I lack a lot of the focus and discipline needed.

My goal this week is to walk on the dreadmill at least 3 days and to have an apple when I feel empty. I read that eating an apple helps people lose because of the fiber. It makes you feel full. I like MacIntosh apples and have eaten 3 Friday, 2 yesterday and 2 today.


I'm glad to be here, though.


09-28-2003, 11:13 PM
I read alot.... Apples are great especially with a little peanut butter on them.

09-29-2003, 01:42 PM
Oh Irishsoda, I have some tears in my eyes. If your first husband is who I think he was, just know that I think of him often. Big Rich was such a wonderul, caring human being. He taught me so much in the chat room. When I read of his passing, I went to the site that I think you had set up and said my good-byes.

Welcome to the forums! We are large and diverse group and we're very supportive of one another. I hope that you will post here often.

09-29-2003, 02:03 PM
Hi Irishcoda, YES YES, I do remember Big Rich... oh that broke our hearts here when we heard. I'm soo soo sorry :( He made so many of us laugh here on days when we just didn't think we could.

Welcome to the forum.

09-29-2003, 03:07 PM
Hey Irishcoda, it is so nice to meet you! I'm another one that remembers Big Rich and was so sorry to hear about his passing away. I am sincerely sorry for you loss!

We are really glad to here, and look forward to getting to know you.

take care & hugs,
Cathy :grouphug:

09-29-2003, 11:21 PM
Hi all!

Tippy, Leens, and Cathy I got some tears in my eyes myself because you all knew my Big Rich and have such nice memories of him. He talked about the chat room and the nice people he met there. I have so many good memories about him, and most of all was how he kept a great sense of humor even when he was in pain. He never gave up.

I am glad to be here. Sometimes I feel Rich very close by and I think he gave me a nudge toward this site. I started keeping a journal and have visited a couple of the boards. I find everyone to be very helpful, whether it's support or advice.

I will be back. :)