Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again...#423




thinthinker
10-07-2003, 11:43 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 Sunday 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.


thinthinker
10-07-2003, 11:45 PM
Evening all! :wave: Sorry I haven't been here all day. I went to the eye Dr. and she dialated my eyes and I haven't been able to read since. I can barely make out the screen now, so I hope there aren't many typos in this post.

I hope I'll be able to see better in the morning. I'm going to bed.

qsilver
10-08-2003, 12:27 AM
Oh someone kick me! I had a nice post all done with replies and didn't do a copy before hitting back to look at the last thread. I know better, and you all know what happened!

Ummm... quick recreation...

Tina, way to get back into the 200's!

Congratulations to Thin, Joanne and J-ann!

Barb, I am so sorry about the car accident, and really happy your DH is ok! Sounds like you have a good attitude about the whole thing, especially in not letting it spoil your upcoming cruise.

2cute, you are the garage/yard sale queen! I'm glad you did well, and I hope it cleared out a whole ton more of your stuff. Sounds like you are having fun planning the spring meet. :) I was telling DH about it, and he said we should meet in Vegas the next time. Of course, all those buffets might not be such a good idea...

Terri, I still can't remember what it feels like to climb a flight of stairs without huffing and puffing. Thanks for the reminder. It gives me another milestone to look forward to. :)

I know I've missed a ton of people, but I just can't keep my eyes open to write another word. See you tomorrow!

Andria


2cute2Bfat
10-08-2003, 01:28 AM
Hi ladies... sorry I was MIA this evening... I had to watch the Chicago Cubs play. You notice I said "play".. not win. :(

My dad was born and raised in Chicago. In fact I was born there too.
He was always a diehard fan. He always stood behind his Cubbies .
He watched faithfully. He even got cable tv just to watch them.
He waited his ENTIRE life to see them win a World Series.
Their success is like a two sided sword for our family.
We are happy they did so well this year... but very sad that dad is missing it. :cry:

I don't know if you watched the Cubs tonight but it was quite a game... that ended tragicly. :(
It started off great... 4-0 Cubs in the first inning. :)
But then the tide turned and the score was 4-6 Florida.
The Cubs tied it up... 6-6.
Next the Marlins took the lead 8-6. :(
Some guy got on base for the Cubs and good ole Sammy Sosa hit his first homerun for the post season. :D Tied game again in the bottom of the 9th. We went into extra innings.
Next inning some guy on the Marlins hit a single run homer. :mad:
Cubs came up for last bats... 3 up... 3 down.
Game ended 8-9 Marlins. :( :( :(
Tomorrow night is game 2.
Cross your fingers and toes in honor of my dad if you would.
Oh.. by the way.... The Marlins pitcher Tuesday night is from my home town.... Broken Arrow, OK His name is Brad Penny.
I am going to be very torned... cheering against a local.

Joanne... I see you are a Red Sox's fan.
I wish you luck. :lucky:

Also... as long as I am talking sports... Please cheer for my beloved Oklahoma Sooners. They play at 2:30 against their NUMBER 1 rival.... TEXAS. We have won the last 3 years.... I sure hope we make it 4. :crossed:

Andria... I have done pretty darn good on my garage sales. :D
But still have tons left. Luckily I can leave it set up in the garage to do again ... one more time. We need to clean out the attic now.

I have one major problem though... I keep going to garage sales too. :lol:
I find such great buys that I just can't pass up. LOL
My husband can't wait until garage sale season is over. Both selling and buying. LOL

And yes... I am enjoying the anticipation of our Spring Fling. :dance:
Well... most days. LOL When I am pigging out... I dread it. :^:
I must admit... if I had not committed to this gathering... I may have disappeared out of shame for still being FAT. My food is not going well. Add that to the fact when I quit doing my water aerobics I started gaining inches back too. :mad: I am pretty down on myself right now... but I am working on that "POSITVE ATTITUDE" that is necessary for SUCCESS.
I miss that skinnier gal I was starting to get to know.
I pray you will all love me... FAT or less fat.
I know I love all of you unconditionally. :love:

Terri in MO
10-08-2003, 07:51 AM
Good morning!

Just wanted to jump back in here with a quick post; lest you all forget me! I'm trying to do better about posting.

I've been up and done my morning exercises. While its no fun at 5:30, my body sure does feel better with a few toning and stretching moves.

I've had two really good food days to make up for the weekend and I've been really working at getting in more exercise throughout the day. We had discipleship class last night so I didn't get as much as I had planned and have church class tonight. My plan is to get home early enough for some time on the spinner before class and then walk the dog afterwards. I have walked him both mornings as well this week but since he's upstairs snoring right now, I think we'll be passing this A.M.

Do we know what weekend in the Spring for the get together at 2Cutes? I want to get it on the calendar and get saving.

Congrats, Tina and J-Ann and if there was anyone else I'm missing! Good job ladies!

I've got to get moving and finish paying a couple of bills and get my butt out the door. I'm in class all day at work for required supervisor training on legal issues.

Have a great day and be strong!

BarbPA
10-08-2003, 09:45 AM
Good Morning Ladies!
Here I am again, just stopping in for a second to say Hello and check on everyone! :) I am up to my ears in craziness right now - there just aren't enough hours in the day.

I will try sometime later today to catch up with everyone! :D

:love:
Barb

P.S. I am getting my first manicure/pedicure today! :) :D :cool:

j-ann
10-08-2003, 09:52 AM
Mornin',

Still OP and the scale this AM showed a big Woosh!!! I'm not saying how much cause I know the scale at home and the one at WW can vary 3-9 lbs. :lol: Now if it'll just STAY wooshed until next Monday I'll be joining ......

TINA IN TWOTERVILLE!



TINA: I am so PROUD of you. You go girl. :balloons:

JOANNE: Onward and downward. You and Tina and I are pretty close in wgt. WE CAN ALL DO THIS AND DO IT WELL!

2cute: Don't you dare get down on yourself. Smile, and be proud of the lovely woman you are and proud that you have a goal that you are doing your best to accomplish. Of course we all love you! :grouphug:

Gotta get to work.
:wave: to everyone.

QueenB
10-08-2003, 11:46 AM
Well, my son lost his game last night. :( The team he went up against was undefeated and they have already beaten them once, so we weren't hopful. :dz: Of course, I'm sure it didn't help that three of their boys were OVER the age limit (this is 9-10 year old league) and they were 11 AND they had two runners over 120 lbs. that were carrying the ball, which is against league rules. :mad: Even though we lost, I am VERY happy to report that one of the big boys.... #33, that everyone seemed to be intimidated by.....guess who took him down?! :cb: You got it! MY BOY. As a matter of a fact, not only did he take him down..... but he laid him out!! :faint: The crowd went wild.... it was pretty dang cool!

It rained like crazy half the game though and we got soaked, but that's ok..... I was there when it counted and Trey took the loss well, especially when the coach came up to him after the game and told him that even though they lost, that Trey was his one bright spot in the game. I liked that. :yes:

So..... onto replies:

Thin: Wow.... you actually type better with your eyes dialated. No typos at all. :lol: *running because she knows Thin is about to throw a shoe at her* Sorry lady... I just had to. What did you go to the eye Dr. for anyways?

Andria: Don't you hate it when that happens? I have lost way TOO many posts to the post fairy and know better than to not copy and paste... no way. :no:

2cute: Yeah.... yeah. We watched the Cubs to the other night.....WHEN THEY BEAT OUR ATLANTA BRAVES! :cry: I have to say the game sounded like a nail biter last night..... of course, I was at a game of my own, so I missed it. I will be sure to tune in tonight though. Also.... on this subject: I pray you will all love me... FAT or less fat. First of all.... don't be silly. YOU KNOW we all love you, overweight or not. That's not even a consideration. Your weight has NOTHING to do with the giving, loving person that reaches out to us with her heart and soul. HOWEVER...... having said that, I feel I MUST take a page out of Thin's book and say this as well. You and I both know that you feel better and better about yourself when you are eating well and exercising. I don't have to go back and feed your own words to you showing you how happy and excited you were as you were starting to feel so much better. Now..... having said that, if you are in a place right now where you feel you can't deal with staying OP, that's ok too. But don't give up on all of it..... try to keep some of the things that I know are important to you. Maybe continue drinking your water.... I know that helps alot. Part of me just wants to grab you up and hold you and tell you this will pass and that it will be ok. BUT, the part of me that loves you even more than that part.....is the one that is telling you still to strive, to not give up, to hold on for all you can, to not slip backwards, because I love the 2cute that is OP. BUT, I also love the 2cute that is not OP. You just have to ask yourself.....which one do YOU love best? {{{{{{2cute}}}}}} I love you my angel.

Terri: Sounds like you have been a busy bee here lately..... good job on working all that exercise in.

Barb: Sorry to hear about the car accident.... they are super scary. Glad he is alright though... that is the most important thing. :yes: Good for you having the manicure/pedicure done. You deserve it!

J-ann: Don't you just love the "whoosh" of weight loss? :cb: I do not keep a scale at home or I would weigh myself constantly (it's the Sandi in me) but I feel pretty confident that if I weighed myself today that I would have a loss too. Sometimes you can just "feel" it, you know?

Well chicky-doodles..... I'm out of here for now. I'm at work and they've been limiting our internet time, and I think I've already went over mine. It's hard to try and connect with my family here and answer the blame phone at the same time. :mad:

Have a lovely day and know I love you all! :love:

katrinabgood
10-08-2003, 12:25 PM
Hey Tina! You go girl! J-ann...you're next! Great job, girls!

For that matter, congratulations to all of our losers! :cp: :cp: :cp:

I am doggedly staying the same despite all my efforts to GAIN. So that's a good thing...really

I haven't much to add...no words of inspiration, though I could use a few myself. I will just live vicariously through all of your losses.

I'll be back when I'm in a better frame of mind. I can't even blame PMS for this...

Stepping Out
10-08-2003, 12:32 PM
Just checking in. Food is MUCH better so far! :D

2 Cute: Sounds like you're going through a hard time right now. Don't beat yourself up over what's happened in the past. You're working on getting back that positive attitude-so am I. Let's do it TOGETHER!:grouphug:
P.S. to 2 Cute: I saw I bit of the game too. I'm sorry your cubbies lost. I don't know how the Sox are going to do against the :censored: Yankees tonite. I'm sure it will be exciting. And, if the Sox don't make it, I'm praying for the Cubs to go ALL THE WAY!:dancer:

Terri: It's good to see you. And good job w/the exercise!

J-ann: I'll see you in TWOterville soon! :D

Tina: Sorry to hear Trey's team lost-but WTG on the tackle!:strong:

Have a great day everyone!

P.S. My son made :cookie: :cookie: last night. He did such a good job that I ended up having 4. My stomach spent most of last night saying I TOLD YOU SO! :(

katrinabgood
10-08-2003, 01:10 PM
I just have to say for the record...as much as I have always liked those damn Yankees...I would love to see Boston break the "Curse of the Bambino!"

AND...I will root for the Cubbies to do it, once and for all...



:crossed:

Stepping Out
10-08-2003, 03:49 PM
Thanks Katrina!!:D

BarbPA
10-08-2003, 08:42 PM
Hi Everyone,
I am hoping that I have finally found a few minute to catch up with everyone. It's been a very hectic week trying to get ready for the trip and now juggling things with one car. Jeff's been working endless hours and I've been trying to take care of everything else. It's always like this before we go on a trip - he works ridiculous hours before taking anytime off. I am always fearful that he will come home the night before and say "I can't go". It hasn't happened yet. :crossed:

Food and exercise have fallen off the wagon a bit this week. It is so easy to fall back into old habits. This is the first week since February that I haven't kept my food journal and I can feel my old self creeping back. I am going to allow myself a little slack next week, without going overboard. (literally :lol: )

I treated myself to a manicure and pedicure today. It was heavenly. :angel: It was the first pedicure I ever had - and it won't be the last, my feet feel so good.

I've been kind of behind on the boards the past few day and it will be very difficult to catch up with you all so I am not going to try....I have read all the posts and are thinking about all of you!

Congrats to the all the "losers"! :strong:

Hugs to anyone that needs one! :grouphug:

A "Get with the Program" to anyone that needs a tough hand! :drill:

Keep up the good work! You are all worth it!!!

I can't wait to hear more about the Spring Fling at 2cute's! :) I have to admit, I was also tempted by whoever mentioned Las Vegas! :s:

We leave on Friday morning so I'll try to pop in tomorrow!

:love: you all!
Barb

Grannie39074
10-08-2003, 09:24 PM
Guess everyone is watching ballgames. No one at chat. Or maybe I have the plague:)

2cute2Bfat
10-08-2003, 09:33 PM
Well it is the bottom of the third inning and the CUBS are leading 5-0. :cp: But... last night they were leading 4-0 and still lost.... so I am not holding my breath. LOL

I have been busy busy busy today. I have neglected my car bad lately. I took it and caught everything up. New tires, oil change, gas, car wash, new tags, ... one more thing.. but I can't remember what. If the Cubs make it to the World Series my sister and I are going to go sit in the street outside of Wriggley Field and drink a beer in honor of my dad. :cheers: HEY !!!! Cubs just hit another HOME RUN !!!! :dancer:
Poor Brad... he is not doing too well. I think they are taking him out of the game. :(

I am headed to OKC in the morning. Spending the weekend with my daughter and we are going to just have FUN!!! Everytime she comes home... I put her to work. Moving, garage sales, the list goes on and on. We are just going garage sales, movies, watching the Oklahoma Sooners beat Texas. We are going out for a nice steak dinner Friday night. I can't wait !!!

I want to thanks everyone for your words of support and encouragement. You guys are the best. I don't plan on giving up... and I did not mean to sound so negative. In two weeks my friend and I are joining one of the gyms. She is visiting her son in Wisconsin and will be back in a couple of weeks. I know I should go NOW ... and maybe I will. :)
My daughter bought me a book with tons of water aerobic exercises. She also bought me a sitting exercise tape. I have NO EXCUSES.

WOW !!! Now it is 7-0 CUBS !!!!
Okay... I have got to go. My dh just got home and since I am leaving in the morning... I need to go spend some time with him.

Syn
10-08-2003, 10:50 PM
Hello Chicklets...

ARUGGG ...... I am thinking of building higher sides on the "wagon" I keep falling off...this hasn't been a good staying OP week and I weigh on Friday.....I guess I will have to face the music but I sure wish Someone else could substitute for me at the scales!!

Again I find myself at a loss of words of response to individual posts. I just can't think straight tonight, I will try & do better next time...

Please know I care and am continuing to applaud and ecourage you all instaying OP.

Have a good rest of the night, I am mildly sick, sore throat and headache and so tired and achy....

Have a good rest of the night.....

QueenB
10-08-2003, 11:12 PM
Look at Trey's story everyone!!! How cool is this?? :cb: :cb: :cb:

Click on the link!!

Trey's Story (http://207.148.244.215/)

2cute2Bfat
10-09-2003, 12:12 AM
Tina... that is AWESOME !!! I bet that made his day. :D
At first I thought.... WOW, those are BIG 11 year olds. :eek: LOL
I figured Trey just grabbed their ankle to tackle them. :lol:
That was sure nice of the high school players as well as the guy who wrote the article.
You are going to have to start a new room for Trey... with his own idols and photos with them. ;)

Cubs WON !!! As well as the Red Sox :cp:

peekabooangel
10-09-2003, 07:26 AM
Hey there proud momma "TINA" , what a cutie Trey really is. And those are the memories you and Ron have made for him. He will never forget it. Glad one of his dreams came true and he got to meet the players, now remember when your boy is the big boy on the local high school team that he needs to take time out and meet the little guys that are looking up to him. I'm sure with the heart and the parenting that Trey has he will do the same to make some little boys dreams come true.....

Grannie39074
10-09-2003, 07:34 AM
morning all

Terri in MO
10-09-2003, 07:52 AM
Good morning ladies!

Barb - I'm so excited for you on your cruise just days away. I want to go! I had my first pedicure this summer too. I loved how much better they do than I. Make yourself a promise that you'll get back on track as soon as your feet get off that ship.

Tina - Your son must be flying high! How fun for him. Did you talk to his teacher?

I need to get going. The dog was barking like crazy at 4:30 this morning so I had to get up and run to get him inside. His bark is so loud I don't want to keep the neighbors up. Then he was barking inside. :mad: I got up again, looked out on the deck and there was a raccoon hissing at him through the glass door. I finally had to put Bear in the garage and chase the damn thing away with a broom - all before 5 am. :yawn: :mad: Now he wants to lay up.

Today is DH's birthday. I still haven't bought him anything. :o We were supposed to go out for his birthday to a special restaurant that he's talked about but now he will be gone all day Saturday taking kids to a band competition. Now on to Plan B for his gift (Plan B is I have no clue!).

Have a great OP day!

pjkdreamer
10-09-2003, 10:23 AM
Good Thursday Morning Chickypoos!

Tina, the story on Trey was so good! I know you are very proud!

Terri, hello friend, good to see you this am.

Barb, a cruise!! Are you coming back??;)

Good Morning to you too, Mary:D

Hello Peek :wave:

Syn, I know what you mean about that wagon, guess what I ate yesterday? FRENCH FRIES!!! AHHHHHH!:yikes: AND NO EXERCISE, BUT NOT TODAY!!! GOING TO GET MY BUTT IN GEAR!!!

2 cute, glad to hear you are hanging in there with us, we have all got to stick together! I am so grateful to you and all the rest of the wonderful gals here! you are all just the best:grouphug:

Well girlies, gotta run now, well not run, but you know what I mean.:lol:

joe anne
10-09-2003, 11:30 AM
Hello Friends
I thank you for your comforting words and caring. Yesterday was my grandma's funeral and yet I feel like I haven't had a chance to say goodbye. I was at the hospital when she passed away and saw her as she took her last breathe, I don't know if you understand but it was so heartbreaking not to be able to do anything as it was her wish not to be resusitated.
The issue I had with my aunts and uncles is that; My mom who was the oldest (journeyed to heaven 2/28/99) had seven children and 22 grandchildren, and makes up the majority of grandma's decendents. Anyway my mom had shown grandma more love and caring then her other children even though two of them lived with her. So when my mom passed away grandma was deeply sadden that she even said at a church meeting that "God took her only daughter who loved and cared for her". My sister's and I carried on this relationship with grandma, we are the one's who stayed with her on the weekends and cooked for her often, while her own children and their children were selfish and didn't do these things.
To make this story short, I knew that, 'that' part of the family would blame us for not being there for grandma, and it did happen the said these things to us. We kept our cool but also confronted them. I said my share of stuff to but in a way to say that whatever guilt we have of not spending time with grandma is something we have to face ourselves and not look to blame others. Anyway after that they (aunt & uncles) were bickering amoung themselves.
I stayed close to home and did much cooking for them though, it was the least I could do in grandma's honor. Things seemed to be better yesterday at her funeral, I guess everyone was working together and forgetting their differences.
I miss my grandma as she was the reason we did things together as family (my siblings) since my mom had passed away. Just one more note about my family, my mom was the oldest and did not have the same biological father as my uncles and aunts. So my siblings and I always got the feelings that we were not a full part of their family.
Sorry to bring this up but I just felt I should let you all know. And again I want to say thank you for condolances, you are much appreciated.:love:

QueenB
10-09-2003, 01:25 PM
First off.... ignore the fact it's probably pretty big AND I look like a mean old hag.... I was gripy because dh insisted on taking the picture because he really likes my hair and I had no makeup on! For shame!

Anyways..... here's a new pic of the new 'do!

Hope you like it.

http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL22/552012/813274/35367656.jpg

katrinabgood
10-09-2003, 04:40 PM
Oooohhh...nice 'do!

Stepping Out
10-09-2003, 06:19 PM
Dinner is on the stove-we'll be eating soon. Gotta get everything done before the game :D

Tina: What a nice article about Trey. And that was great of those H.S. players to spend time w/him. Love your new 'do!:)

Pam: Don't worry about the fries-just keep on keepin' on!:goodvibes

Syn: I hope you'll feel better soon. Just take good care of YOU, and you'll get back on track w/eating :angel:

Joe-ann: It's hard when your family is divided. I'm glad that everyone came together to honor your Grandma. As for what happened in the past, GOD already knows everything you've done for her.

Terri: Good luck with "Plan B". Whatever you come up with, I'm sure your DH will love it! :wave:

2 Cute: GO CUBBIES!!
A Cubs Red Sox series? It could happen! :cp: :hat: :dance:

BarbPA
10-09-2003, 11:27 PM
Well Chickees, I am outta here! I am going to miss you all over the next week! Stay strong, Stay OP, Love Living!!! You can do it! I am sending goodvibes :goodvibes to you all!!!!

The bags are packed, just need to throw in a few things in the morning and figure out what to wear on the trip down :chin: . Have to make a few phone calls in the morning - Jeff actually has a conference call for work. Ugh! The airport shuttle is picking us up at 9:00am. We will be back on the 18th. For anyone interested, here is a quick summary of our cruise.....
Friday - Travel to Port Canaveral, meet up with my family and a group of Internet Cruise Friends.
Saturday - Board the Ship - Carnival Glory - set sail at 4:00pm.
Sunday --- Spend the day in Key West - planning on a trolley tour.
Monday --- Day at Sea
Tuesday --- Belize -- we are doing a snorkeling tour.
Wednesday -- Cozumel -- wandering around the city, shopping, mini-golf.
Thursday --- Progreso - Not sure what we are doing.
Friday --- At Sea
Saturday --- Return home. :( Back to the real world!

Mixed in there will be a lot of relaxing, gambling, going to the spa, ordering room service, seeing shows...... Can't wait! I know we are going to have a wonderful time!!! :D

I hope each and everyone of you have a wonderful week! Don't forget about me while I am gone! ;)

TINA --- Loved the article about Trey and loved the new 'do'!!!! :twirly:

Pam --- I guess I'll come back. If I have to --- I have to work and make $$ so we can do this again next year. :lol:

Joanne ---- :grouphug: :grouphug:

Terri -- You got it girl!! I am going to be right back on track when I hit dry land again!!! I did pack my workout clothes and shoes!! I will hit the gym on board at least 2 time --- trying not to set my goals to high. Happy B-day to your DH

Michelle, Kat, Natalie (anyone else?) --- We need to figure out our plans for the 25th. :)

I know that's not everyone, but I have to get some beauty sleep. I have a feeling I will not be getting a lot of sleep over the next week!!! I'll talk to you soon!

I love you guys!!!
Barb

thinthinker
10-09-2003, 11:58 PM
Howdy, girls! :wave: Soooooo, where's everybody???? Sure looks a little ssssslllllooooowwwww around here, isn't it??? I checked in a couple of times today and geez, it was pretty dang dead. :(

I'm feeling better today. Not foodwise, that's for sure, but otherwise. This was one of the weeks to catch up with Dr. appointments that I've been putting off. I decided that I would make the appointments and THEN fill in the jobs, rather than trying to work in appointments after I had a full schedule. Gee, ya think??? Works alot better that way! :D

Andria: I hate when the post fairies eat 'em. It's soooo frustrating.

2cute: "I pray you will all love me... FAT or less fat." What the he!! was THAT??? Love you less???? Geez, don't know us too well do you??? You are a major part of the glue that holds this thread together. AND you are a major influence in keeping me sane and somewhat politically correct in my comments. Ok, so it doesn't ALWAYS work that way, but.... :lol:

Terri: Exercising at 5:30 AM, OMG. You are one GREAT woman!!! I take it your DH is a band director??? I hope they have a wonderful time and do really well at festival. (do you guys call it 'festival' in your neck of the woods?)

Barb: Have a wonderful cruise. I'm sure it will be just wonderful!

J-ann: Gotta love the "woosh"!!!

Tina: Did I miss you with the shoe?? :lol: When I saw the eye doctor in the Spring, he said he saw something wrong with the retina of my right eye. I put off going to a specialist because I was scared to death that she'd say I needed surgery or something. Well, she was very thorough and explained that what the eye doctor had seen was my retina is missing a piece of pigment. She said it's just like the pigment in your skin. It won't cause any problems, it won't get worse. It may have even been that way since birth, there's no way of knowing. Boy, did I feel better. And to think I had put the appointment off all this time. Thanks for asking. :) * That article Ron wrote was great. I bet Trey really felt special when the high school boys took the time to greet him. How cool! * I like the new "do". I just wish you'd smile more. You look so cute when you smile. :D And boy can I tell the weightloss, even from your avatar pic to this one and the avatar pic isn't that old.

Katrina: Snap out of it, girlfriend. The holidays are right around the corner and we need to make some progress before then so we have some leeway for goodies come holiday time. You know, lose to gain, or something like that! ;)

Homebound/Joanne: I'm glad you're getting back on track. * Don't we wish our stomachs would say "I told you so" BEFORE we eat the wrong stuff??? Wouldn't that be a good trick???

Mary: No, sweetie, you don't have the plague, but I can't pass up West Wing on Wednesday nights. It's one of my favorites.

Syn: Boy, I sure hope you feel better real soon. Sore throat and headache sounds like an early bout of the flue. Not good. Then you can't enjoy this wonderful Fall weather we're having.

Sandy: Hey, I like your new 'location' - "my house". That was creative! :joker:

Pam: My wagon needs higher sides too. :spin:

Joe Anne: I'm glad that your family was able to at least come together for your grandma's funeral. I've seen the death of a loved one really bring out the worst in people. It sounds like your granny was a wonderful woman and she would want you all to find peace with each other.

I had a regular Internist appointment today to get blood work done. Since she put me on the Lipitor and Glucophage in the Spring, I haven't been back. Gee, I wonder if the couple of bags of chocolate Halloween candy I ate in the past 5 days will show up negatively in the blood. Ya think?

Well girls, off to bed :yawn: I go. Hope to see a little more action here in the next couple of days. Love :love: to all.

pjkdreamer
10-10-2003, 08:13 AM
Good Morning chickies,

Right back up on that horse yesterday!!! Got my exercise in and had a good on program day. no french fries...lol

:D Thin, glad to hear that your eye problem was nothing serious. I too put off appts like that, fearing the worst!

Barb, have a wonderful time!!! :dance: :hat: :dancer:, is good exercise!!! Have a blast, and we will be right here waiting for all the details:lol:

Tina, great haircut...you look wonderful!!!:)

Joe Anne, this has been such a sad time for you, I am so sorry, I am so glad you are back with us, into our fold, and into our arms! you were always in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself! you deserve it;)

Terri, Katrina, and anyonelse I missed, have a healthful day!! Stay strong:dizzy:

Syn
10-10-2003, 08:58 AM
Hey Friends,

I just came across this in one of my Yahoo Groups (Bethie's Pointed Recipes;Digest 1302): Thought I should share it with you all:

Don't Quit

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.

When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.

So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!

It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.

It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."

It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.

To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
if you summon the will to get back in the race.

But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.

And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.

Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.

Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.

When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!


Today I have my weigh in at noonish, I am sure it won't be pretty!
I have had food issues most of the week *sighs* So I best bite the bullet and move on...I can and will do better this coming week!

Yesterday I had treated myself to a perm and I like it...it didn't make my hair look like cotton candy....and I am going to try a new positive habbit....Because of my feeling the fat uglies, I have not been bothering to apply make up on a regular basis...just a little blush and a slash of whatever old lipstick I can find....My new habbit will be to try and look at this face each each morning and tell myself I am still somewhat attractive and make up will give me some spark...NO MORE what's the use thinking for this aging hippy chic! lol By Gum...is my attitude showing? The little:devil: in me has to peek out once in awhile still...

pjkdreamer : Glad you doing good with the exercise and staying OP


Thin: so glad your eyes are ok, you can rise above the candy lapse...and yep, I imagine your blood test won't lie.;)

BarbPa: Bon Voyage and have a suoer time!

Homebound: You have a wonderful day, you sound like sucha nice person, thanks for the support.:)

AARUJG. the electricians are here and my power is about to be turned off...I need to stop here and for those I haven't responded to my apologies...Love to all...

Terri in MO
10-10-2003, 09:24 AM
Hooray for Friday!

I'm being lazy this morning. I decided to take a day off. I have a zillion things that need done around the house so I was looking forward to accomplishing things and getting the house back under control. Plus maybe some shopping and lots of exercise.

Its looking shakey right now. I was awake at 4 am because I had to get up and pee and noticed that the dog was awake and thought maybe he needed to go pee. Dumb because as soon as he got to the patio door he started going crazy. Damn racoon on the deck again. So I had to wait a few minutes and make sure it was gone and go outside and check before letting Bear outside. I had to wait while he ran around crazed smelling and then eating the food he had left behind. I am now beginning to believe he leaves food behind to attrack critters and not for him to eat the next day. So I didn't sleep well between 4 am and 6 am. I did sleep in a little but got up with a sinus headache. My visions of productive granduer are a little fuzzy right now.

I do have laundry going and will be working on bills here this morning. Its gloomy outside which makes it even more of a struggle but I WILL not squander this day being gloomy.

I am just pi$$ed at DH's kids. Neither one of his sons bothered to call him yesterday. I am especially mad at the 2nd one because we just bailed him out with money and he was supposed to call and let us know they had made it to Louisiana okay. I'm going to call his GD today and ask her if she even knows when her grandpa's birthday is and tell her she needs pay attention. At 16, she's old enough. He didn't say anything but I know it hurt his feelings for them to blow off his birthday.

Thin - I let DH semi-retire from RV sales a couple of years ago. He drives a school bus part time now. That's why he has all these "trips" that crop up and wreck our plans.

Barb - Have a marvelous time and we'll want to see pictures!

Tina - Your new haircut is really cute. Don't be grumpy! And good lord, stop calling yourself an old hag. Dr. Phil would whup a$$ over the negative talk. :D

Pam - Good job on getting back on track. Make it a good day today as well!

Joanne - Plan B turned out to be two mylar balloons (one Happy Birthday and one I Love You) which surprised the crap out of him because I don't think anyone's done that before. And a "For my Husband" plaque with a beautiful, mushy message that made him cry. I'll go this weekend and find the leather sports hat he mentioned.

Syn - Good luck with WI and good job on the new perm. Yes, we must not be thinking of ourself as fat and ugly. In order to win the battle, we have to get our self-esteems back.

Joe Anne - It will take time to come to terms with your grandma's death. :grouphug: I still get kicked in the gut every now and then about dad being gone and its been almost a year. There are many days that I just can't comprehend that he's really gone - that it was HIM that was in the casket. Its hard and it is such a comfort to have that faith in God. Take care!

Hello to everyone else! I must get up and do something.

Have a great Friday!

thinthinker
10-10-2003, 10:25 AM
DO NOT POST HERE! GO TO "300+ And Ready To Try Again....#424"

God Bless America!

peekabooangel
10-10-2003, 10:36 AM
:wave: Hi there chicklets,

Sorry the posts have been short and sweet, just seems like this week there has not been enough hours in the day for all that needed to get done. Then by the end of the day I was just so tired and did not want to be infront of my computer. (Gosh, did I say that:?: ) I love my computer. But, I have been in the bed by like 9:00 p.m. almost every single night this week.

We are leaving to go camping one last time for the year this afternoon. I have to run over to the next town after work to pick up my neice and nephew because we are taking them camping with us. It works out well, it gives both my kids someone to play with besides each other. And lord knows that when they have no electiricty or TV or whatever the world has come to an end....:lol: Poor babies have to use their imagination.

Tina: I love the new hair. It looks wonderful :encore: And you are not.....I REPEAT....YOU ARE NOT AN OLD HAG!!! :nono:

No time for more replies, I'm at work and there is lots to be done and tied up before I leave.

Talk to you girls on Sunday....I will be back.

Love ya all,
Sandy

Syn
10-12-2003, 08:34 PM
Aruggg...I gained 5 pounds last week....some of that has to be water retention....because I haven't seen my new MD here to get my Blood Pressure/fluid pill script renewed....

I haven't been at all good this past week either, one thing for sure is that the scales don't lie....

I haven't had a chance to read the last day or two of posts..but will soon...Until then,