Weight Loss Support - 300+ and ready to try again...#425

10-13-2003, 12:06 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.


10-13-2003, 12:10 PM
Sorry I've been so quiet lately. I don't know what my deal was, guess I just didn't have much to say. Eating has been fair and exercise good. I lost another pound last week and I'm going to have to face the facts and get some new clothes. I don't want to though. Something inside me just doesn't want to buy new ones. I have figured it out yet.

I missed you girls! I've got some reading to do.. basically threads 422-424 (gasp). Check back later!

Ta, ta

10-13-2003, 01:14 PM
This is what happens when you write posts between IM'ing with a friend. You don't seen that the thread has ended before you post!

Hey everyone

Sandy, those are two beautiful children! The campground looked absolutely beautiful as well. All that color It makes me miss the years I worked up at a ski resort. Leaves are beginning to think of changing colors here, but they aren't getting serious yet. We can still catch color if we go for a drive up the canyon, though.

Tina, evening WI's? ugh! You are a far more brave woman than I am. I wear shoes to mine and all, but I wear the same workout clothes, wait until my hair is completely dry from the shower and never, ever without a potty stop first! I'm getting better about worrying over a couple ounces of water and a snack first thing, though. It isn't worth the blood sugar crash if I don't. And I wish I was totally out of the backwards scale thinking. I know my body is much smaller, but I do so want to be under the 300 mark!

Terri, plateau land is such a frustrating thing. I can understand the point Dr. Phil is making about trading one obsession for another with journaling our foods and all, but isn't it a healthier one? Journaling, to me, is taking responsibility for our health and what we are putting into our bodies. And a strict journal can tell you if you are honestly on a plateau and need to wait it through, or if you have been secretly cheating yourself out of making it to the next milestone. If you are at a plateau, your body needs you to wait it out while it catches up.

Pam, I'm so glad you got a good night's sleep. I've been a bit worried about you and all the hours you are putting in. *hugs* Besides, I'm selfish and miss your posts.

Syn, this is a boot to your butt. Get to the doctor for your blood pressure meds!

J-ann, sounds like you have a good week planned. Reading a good book while it rains outside your window... yes, that was a wistful sigh you heard all the way from Southern Utah!

Thin, thanks for forwarding Syn's post.

Mary, I'm having massive guilt for not being able to make chats! I'm 2 hours off eastern time, so those are during busy time in our house. I'll try really hard to make it to one this week. Your posts sound so lonely.

Ok, I'm going to go do some straightening up around this place and then find something fun to do for a couple of hours. I have the day off from one of my jobs, and I am reveling in the quiet of this house!


10-13-2003, 07:52 PM
Hi girls! :wave: WOW, imagine my surprise when our thread was down at the bottom today. Geez, where is everyone?

I'm on my way out of town. I just wanted to check in before I leave. Don't let us fade away into the unknown while I'm gone, ok?

Also, wish me luck dealing with Mr. and Mrs. Drama for three days. :lol:

I love :love: you all. Behave yourselves while I'm gone. *teehee*

10-13-2003, 08:42 PM
I know you are probably on the floor after falling down when you saw :lucky: post.

Get up!!!

You will see why I haven't posted when after all of this time I still don't have anything to say!!!!

This is my raking, hauling, & burning time of the year and my days are numbered in order to get everything done.

As far as dieting goes I am plugging along.

Terri: Exercising at 5:30AM - good for you. I get up at 5:30AM already and haven't convinced my body to do 5AM so I can get in some exercise. YET! I keep trying.:crossed:

Tina: Congrats on "Twoterville". I got those WATP tapes and really like them. Do you do them every day? Alternate 1,2,&3 mile? Inquiring minds want to know! Okay so it's just me but MAYBE others are curious too! ;)

Syn: I was happy to see you posting. You must have moved away from the great state I am in!!!!!

Thin: You brave girl - coloring your own hair. I always think I should but chicken out and head to a "pro".

I wish I was with you at the flea market.

Well, I think that is about all I can do in one post!!!!:lol: I am out of practice ya know.

Talk to you REAL soon.

10-13-2003, 10:21 PM
Hey everyone :)

I am so ready to get back on an eating plan. Since I can't afford to do the low carb one right now, I'm going to have to work on portion control and keeping carb counts lower, I guess? Maintaining has been nice. Eating whatever I've wanted and not gaining back has been incredible. I'm not complaining! But I'm ready to get back to work. Who was going to build up higher sides on that wagon? I'll bring the hammer and nails. :)
I am so sick of being fat!


10-13-2003, 11:09 PM
I am so sick of being fat!

I hear ya Andria.

Hmmmm, since no one is posting I guess "I" have to keep this thread going.:write: I can't wait until 2Cute reads this post - she will :rollpin: me.

Night all.

10-13-2003, 11:17 PM
Darn vacation..... I met some friends this afternoon and we talked and talked and I forgot the time. Missed my WW meeting. Oh well, I know I'm in Twoterville but I'll wait til next week to make it official.

Off to beddy bye. :)

10-13-2003, 11:50 PM
Am I glad I decided to check in here tonight.....

Lucky, my girl.... how the heck are you?! Long time, no see. Of course, that doesn't mean, long time....no THINK. I think about you all the time and wonder how you are and what you're doing. SO good to see you. PLEASE stay with us, ok? Also, since 2cute hasn't wandered onto the thread yet, I'll do this for her...... :rollpin: :rollpin: :rollpin: :rollpin: Shame on you for being gone so long! Now that I'm done yelling and beating you, I will answer your question. I DO alternate the WATP videos. I started out doing 1mile, then 2mile, then 1mile, then 2. Now, I don't feel like the 1mile really challenges me enough, so I rotate the two and three mile OR sometimes I'll do the one mile, and then pop the two mile in. (for a total of 3) I'm always mixing it up so it doesn't get boring. Sometimes I use the belt, sometimes I use weights and sometimes I use the stretchie, it just depends on my mood..... although I have to say the weights make me sweat a whole lot more.

Now, onto my WI. (not Wisconsin) I didn't go. :no: I was HUGELY disappointed. I got ready.....got all my stuff together, (even had my check wrote out) and opened the door and my car was gone! Don't panic.....dh just took it to take Trey to football practice. You want to talk about :rollpin:? That's a man that should have feared for his life. His truck is a stickshift and I can't drive one, so I didn't get to go. The sucky part is, because of my work schedule and when the rest of the meetings are held this week, I can't go until Sunday. :mad: Needless to say, I let him know of my unhappiness when he got home, but I couldn't hardly stay mad because I know he didn't do it on purpose. He knows how important my meetings are to me and he would NEVER to anything to detour me. :love:

So.... that is my report. There is NOTHING to report.

I will be here tomorrow somewhere around eleven hundred hours. Until that time, at ease men. :drill:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

10-14-2003, 12:54 AM
Evening Girlies,

Tina, and Lucky, the watp videos have saved my life I do believe, I started out like gangbusters doing 6 days a wk, I am up to the 2 mile tape--takes me about 32 mins, I have been doing that for a good while, Tina, I had not thought about doing the one and 2 together, maybe will try it, I am a little bored with the 2 mile:dizzy: guess my body is telling me it is not challenged enough. NEVER THOUGHT THOSE WORDS WOULD COME OUT OF THIS OLD GIRLS MOUTH:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol

J-ann Twoterville for you too! wow!!! please you twoters do not leave us!!! (I mean of course you are doing fantastic!! I am so proud of both of you, but, just because you are "losers" and below us 300 chicks doesnt mean you can leave us...I would hunt you both down like an old dog:D Seriously, stay with us. I am sure you were planning on it anyway.:)


THIN, hurry back:wave:

Natalie, glad to see you back, and thanks for starting our new thread for us. Hope you hang around now.

Mary, talk to us!! I know you are there, you post but we love you and want you to share. I can come to Mississippi if I have to!! I can drive down and scoop you up and take you off, FOLKS WOULD JUST MOVE OVER! WE WOULD BE THE NEXT THELMA AND LOUISE!! *WELL MAYBE NOT THELMA AND LOUISE!! REMEMBER WHAT THEY DID IN THE END?? NO DRIVING OFF A CLIFF FOR ME!! I HAVE GOT TOO MUCH LIVING TO DO! BUT DO LETS GET TOGEHTER SOON. I LOVE THE FALL, BEST TIME OF THE YEAR! WHATA YA SAY? :dance:

Sandy, great pictures of the little ones! Glad you had a good trip, beautiful place, I could just sit on the bank of that lake and, well thats just it, I could sit.................ahhhhhh, heaven, that would be heaven to me right now:yes:

night all, more :write: later

10-14-2003, 08:07 AM
Mornin, (j-ann rubs the sleepies out of her eyes and considers starting her day. :) )

Originally posted by pjkdreamer
[J-ann Twoterville for you too! wow!!! please you twoters do not leave us!!! (I mean of course you are doing fantastic!! I am so proud of both of you, but, just because you are "losers" and below us 300 chicks doesnt mean you can leave us...I would hunt you both down like an old dog:D Seriously, stay with us. I am sure you were planning on it anyway.:)

Thank you! I'm not going anywhere. I know a fantastic group when I find one. :grouphug:

Time to hit the shower....ttyl

10-14-2003, 08:53 AM
Dear Friends,

I know in time of need you all pray for each other. Right now my husbands family needs prayers beyond belief as well as the others that are missing. We all know and have heard that fishing is a hard and dangerous living. Now, our family has lost one of it's own to the sea. Please read. Ralph "Bubba" Boynton is my husbands first cousin. I pray that they are held up on some island out in the middle of nowhere and will be found, but the hope is getting grimmer and grimmer.

This is the link. The boat has been missing since Friday.

Thanks in advance for your prayers.

Here is a second link to the article in the same paper...just so you can understand why a boat was out in the high waves. The government is making it so hard for fisherman to make a living that these men are putting themselves and their families at risk.

10-14-2003, 10:23 AM
HI everybody !!! Here I am... down here !!!!!

I only have a few minutes... but that is a few minutes more than I have had lately.
What a NICE surprise to see our own little Luckylady back home. :lucky: :D :D :D
Since Tina took care of the :rollpin: for me... LOL .. I will just give you an old fashion :grouphug: It is soooooo good to see you again.

Sorry ladies I have been MIA again. I spent 5 days in OKC with my daughter.. and her computer crashed the day before I got there. Since home... I have been running my head off. PLUS... I have someone staying in my guest room and that is where MY computer is... so I have not been able to get on line. :rolleyes:

I have not read all that I missed.... just skimmed to see if there were any newcomers or birthdays I missed. I will try to get caught up reading sometime soon.
I have an appointment this morning so I can't chat now either.
I just did not want anyone to think I disappeared permanently. :no:
Have a great day !!!!!

10-14-2003, 11:16 AM
Sandy my prayers are with you and your family

10-14-2003, 12:05 PM

I read the stories, and my eyes just teared up. People forget so easily the hard and sometimes dangerous work that goes into providing the food we see on our dinner tables. I'll keep those men and their families in our prayers. *HUGS* to you as well.


10-14-2003, 03:38 PM
Sandy, my hopes and prayers are with your family and the families of the rest of the crew. How tragic.

Stepping Out
10-14-2003, 04:14 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's cousin. We take for granted the availability of fresh seafood year round without stopping to appreciate the men and women who risk their lives to make it possible. My prayers are with you and your family.

10-14-2003, 06:42 PM

Bless your sweet heart. It's amazing how we can take such things for granted sometimes. I will keep your brother's cousin and his entire family in my prayers. I pray God will give him a speedy and safe return. If you need anything, you have my number. :love:

10-14-2003, 06:52 PM

I am so sorry honey. Please let us know if you need anything.:grouphug:

more later chicks ;)

10-14-2003, 08:46 PM

My sympathy goes out to you and the families of the other crew members.

10-14-2003, 08:52 PM

I am a little bored with the 2 mile guess my body is telling me it is not challenged enough.

I was thinking about that while I was doing the WATP's but thought I could just exaggerate the movements to make it harder.

I thought walking outside would be good but the WATP tapes seem to give me a much better workout.

My head hurt today from the:rollpin: :rollpin: :rollpin: :rollpin: beating I took from Tina but the :grouphug: helped from 2Cute.

It's getting colder here. I still have a ton of leaves to rake up this weekend. Maybe I should have a BYOR party. (bring your own rake)

You are in my thoughts, Sandy.

10-14-2003, 09:08 PM
Sandy.. I am so sorry I did not read your post last time here.
But when I saw all the replies I went back and read just your post.
I am soooo sorry for the loss of famiily and friends. It brought back memories of that movie that George Clooney did on a fishing boat that sank at sea. It was a true story. It just breaks my heart. {{{ HUGS }}}

Terri in MO
10-14-2003, 09:28 PM
Sandy -

I am so sorry to hear about your DH's cousin and the other crew members. My heart aches for you and the whole area. I'll be praying for a safe return and for the families who are in such pain. Take care. :grouphug:

10-14-2003, 11:23 PM
Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. I'm not sure how much more my small community can handle this week. Another fisherman, this time a lobsterman 72 or 74 years old is lost. They found his boat just sitting in one spot, not tied to anything just running and he was no where to be found. That was yesterday or Sunday and still no word. It surely is a sad week for my area.

10-15-2003, 12:42 AM
Hey everyone :)

I had some quiet time this evening. Since my car decided to not work on Sunday (turned out to be the battery going junk with no notice) I wasn't able to take that drive I wanted. Well, the items still needed to be delivered, so I went this evening. I had a lot to think about anyway. I realized how close I am to a serious depression and that I need to take some real steps to make sure I don't drop into that chasm. I also tried to give myself credit for keeping it together as long as I have. You were all in my thoughts. I kept running the positive words you have shared with me through my head like a mantra.
I'm feeling very lost and confused right now and like I'm just clinging to anything I can. I am so glad to have this place and all you wonderful women. It reminds me to keep the faith. There is a light at the end of this tunnel, and it isn't a train.

On a lighter note, DH made a yummy vegetable soup tonight, and my food for the rest of the day was really good. I didn't get to go to Curves because the battery wasn't up here yet for my car, but with that in, I'll be there tomorrow morning. :)


10-15-2003, 09:25 AM
Morning Chicks,

Cant stay but a sec, have to take my mom to Dr. Appt.

I love all of you, Sandy honey, I will be thinking of you today:grouphug:

You too Andria, :love:

later gals!:wave:

10-15-2003, 11:26 AM
Hello ladies. I do not post on your thread but many of your members know me. I am asking for your help! I am doing a 5K for Breast Cancer on Saturday the 25th (ya, can you ladies believe that Donna is doing 3.1 miles!), anyway the info I am requesting is below. You may pm me with the name(s) if you have a contribution you would like on the list.

It came about when a lady that posts on my thread ask for prayers for family that have cancer. I am compiling a list of women who have/had/or died from breast cancer from the women here on the threads I post at. If you have a contribution, please send me her name. I am going to carry the list in my pocket the day of the race, which is a week from Saturday. In this way, I am walking for THEM!

10-15-2003, 12:04 PM
Hey everyone :)

gma2one, I'm sending you a PM. What a wonderful gift to yourself and others. BTW, I've seen you on other threads, and your stats always amaze me and give me hope. :)

Ok, I think a bit of sleep has helped me get back off the pity pot and into a bit of perspective. I'm in a rough spot and ready to move on, but all the barriers keep shifting until I feel as if I'm in some sort of prison. Well, in reality, it is more like a corn maze (they have a huge one here), and I just need to keep searching for my way out. There is one. I have just lost my way temporarily.


joe anne
10-15-2003, 01:08 PM
Hey Andria
I feel the same way. I feel so out of touch with everything, my family, my school, my beliefs.
I also am not getting enough sleep and just eating whatevers available. No ambition to cook or exercise.
I feel like I am at a cross road and don't know which way to go, yet I do know. So much confusion:dizzy:

10-15-2003, 01:32 PM
I don't have a lot of time to talk because my internet here at work is giving us fits..... I just wanted to give EVERYONE here that is having a rough time lately...... a huge hug.


Sandy, please know I'm thinking of you and your family and community.

Mary, I don't know what's going on with you lately.....but this is not like you. I miss you and please know we're always here for you.

Joe anne, we all feel like that sometimes. Just hang on tight to us, we will see you through.

Everyone else, you know I love you, but I'm going to hurry and post this before I lose it.

See you tonight! :wave:

10-15-2003, 06:30 PM
Joanne, you said it so perfectly. "I feel like I am at a cross road and don't know which way to go, yet I do know." I'm not sure which way to go, but I sort of do, all at the same time. I mostly know that I do have to keep going, no matter what. I don't want the choice any longer of standing still or going back.

I was just sneaking in here for some inspiration before running to job #2. Got to scatterzoom now!


10-15-2003, 09:46 PM
I'm popping in very quickly here, I have to get to bed soon, but I wanted to give my friend Tina a great big virtual {{{hug!}}}

She took time out of her busy day to call me just to make sure that all was well with my family, knowing that my daughter goes to school on Staten Island, and is a frequent rider on the ferry. (If you hadn't heard, there was a tragic accident today, the SF ferry crashed into a pier, several people killed, many injured.)

Thank you Tina, from the bottom of my heart! :love:

She also gave me a little pep talk and basically told me that if SHE could be on the wagon, then so could I!!! :drill: Yes ma'am!

So thanks again...

I'll be back tomorrow. If I don't get into bed right now, my son will have a bird...he is my sleep advocate!

Love to all,

10-15-2003, 09:53 PM
Today is Wed isn't it? I went to chat but no one was there.
Food is terrible. Son has migrane headaches and hasn't been well in several days. Work is hectic.
WE leave for Little Rock Fri morning and will return Sun .

Stepping Out
10-15-2003, 11:39 PM

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