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10-14-2003, 03:02 PM

We are a thread dedicated to making losing weight a pleasant experience. We laugh, cry and talk together. We have challenges, points for staying on program, drinking our water, and exercising. We have a daily topic to join in. Our only focus is to help us realize that dieting and all that goes with it need not be unpleasant, but can be fun. Come join the fun here at Time for Serious Fun! Everyone is Welcome!


Monday: Mission Monday New mission each week
Tuesday: Target Tuesday We target something to work on
Wednesday: Wednesday's Woes Our day to complain about anything and everything
Thursday: Time for Us Thursday The day set aside to pamper us!
Friday: Fabulous lbs Down Friday We get to crow about loss or ask for help
Saturday: Sunny Thoughts Saturday We share stories and jokes to help us smile
Sunday: Silly Poll Sunday A new poll to give your thoughts to every week





10-14-2003, 03:13 PM
Hi again ladies. I thought I should let you know that I'll be upgrading my pc. I've got some new drives and things to add to it so I'll be offline for a while.

The good news is I'm getting free help. The bad news is that she isn't very reliable about keeping promises. So I'm sure to have my 'puter in pieces for at least a week. So if you don't hear from me for a while, don't think I've gone AWOL. I'm just internet impaired. :)

-Lee Ann

10-14-2003, 04:03 PM
I guess the woman who posted about the overeater in the restaurant didn't like the heat she took from her comments because she deleted her thread. I'm glad because there might be some folks who would be really upset by what was said and give up on weight loss and I would hate for that to happen.

LeeAnn: We will be anxiously waiting for you to come back online!

Lisa: YOU GET A: :grouphug: for points and hope you are feeling better!

Downstairs is nice and clean as is the cleaner now! I was really grubby all morning, but I feel much better now! I still have to get in about 30-45 minutes on the glider though I could probably go out and walk. It is pretty cool here today so I may just do that.

I found all kinds of wiring, wire nuts and crap from the electrician coming in here and rewiring. Pig didn't even clean up his stuff. Men are such slobs!

Well, if I am going to go and walk, I better get to it!

Later gators,
Faye ;)

10-14-2003, 04:07 PM
I noticed that thread was gone too Faye. That's a good thing. YAY for us! :cp:

Thanks for the well wishes and I am feeling better physically, that target today kind of bummed out a little bit, but I'll bounce back. So far I have more than half my water down and all my exercise done and have stayed O/P all day, so maybe, finally, I will get the whole shebang!

Good luck everyone,

10-14-2003, 05:14 PM
Ladies... as i read each or our stories i see the sisterhood we share without even knowing each other face to face. That said i have to tell each of u that in reading these, i felt every hurt and every fear u all felt just by reading them. It didnt hurt for me to write my story or to share it... and yet i just want to give you all a grat big hug... tell u i love you and i am sooooooo glad i know u all. This is so ridiculous... i am sitting hear with tears pouring down my face... guess i need a good cry...
It proves to me just how strong we all are. Take care of U


10-14-2003, 06:28 PM

You have got to be one of the sweetest people I have ever known. I too cried and was chill bumped reading other's stories. Someone once said to me "you really know you care when you feel their feelings" and it's so true. Thanks for caring Sandybrat (brat definitely does not fit you!) And know that I care too.


PS start with all those LOL's and get a smile back on! :)

10-14-2003, 06:51 PM
These things are why we are going to succeed at our weight loss journeys! We care about each other and the pain we have had to go through. Pain makes you a stronger person. When you are able to come out on the other side of a painful situation, the next one is just a little easier to handle. I know talking about this stuff is hard, but keeping it inside is harder. When we don't share how we feel, we cannot put it behind us and move on EVER! You may think you have a handle on something, but you don't. Sooner or later it will come back and really haunt you. Whomever you share painful memories with, they become your ally and then are there for you. That is what has happened here. We may live thousands or hundreds or tens of miles away. We may never ever see each other except through photos, but our sisterhood bond is UNBREAKABLE! YOU GO GIRLS AND GRAB THAT BRASS RING!


10-14-2003, 08:33 PM
I just wanted to say that like Faye said ,we may live many miles away,but the bond is there,and it's like no other and can not be broken....AND I WANT TO SAY THAT I LOVE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU....I simply love being able to come here to talk to all of you....well,gotta go and get my 2 ready to go to bed ,as they start back to school tommorow..we were late getting home as we were at my son's soccer game...now we have to get ready for the parade he will be in saturday...it's called the peanut festival...well ,goodnight ladies...love and hugs to all...Joy

10-14-2003, 08:45 PM
Hello again Beautifuls!! I meant to say something about that awful post as well... i did post there too and tol her pretty much the same thing that u 2 did(Lisa and Faya). Glad its gone... i am just wondering if it was her?? or can someone else delete the post?? HHHHHMMMMMMMMMMm... LOL! Thank you for the kind words Lisa... i feel as tho i already know u... and you r just next door, but we have been too busy to see each other...LOL Mkae sense?? Actually i feel that way about all of u... Joy you said it beautifully... and i agree whole heartedly! U know Lisa... i have been meaning to tell u this since u posted your new pic... u look very much like my cousin Robyn... and shes a total blast as i am sure u r. Thats probably another reason i feel i know u already! LOL:lol: Well... i just finished dinner and i am stuffed! I get all point for today again... and i have one more round on the iron horse...lol Remember to stay strong and take care of U

Love and laughter,

10-14-2003, 09:01 PM
Faye, you are the cheapest therapist on the planet!!! I can't believe the responses to your simple question today. It shows an unbelievable amount of trust to share stories like these with total strangers. I feel honored to be among you!

And now for something completely different..........

Sandy! What the :censored: is an iron horse????? I have tried for days now to figure it out and all I come up with is some sort of XXX rated porno thingie!! :lol: :lol: Share please!


10-14-2003, 10:29 PM
Lmao @ Julie!! :lol: Sandy I feel like I know you so well too. I'm not too sure if that's a good thing for your cousin, but I'll take it as a compliment for me! :lol: I have some really great friends and family that think I'm a blast too, actually they more remember me being a blast before I got so big mostly. It's still there, but just doesn't come out as often.

Guess what everybody!!??? I get all my points for today!! FINALLY!! Can u believe it!???

Have a great evening!

10-14-2003, 11:36 PM
Thanks Julie for asking as I wonder what the dang thing is too! Sooooo, Sandy, what is it?

I am posting because I couldn't stand watching the baseball game anymore. The CUBS just mucked up there 3-0 lead in the top of the 8th and I was :censored: :censored: them to beat the band! They had this IN THE BAG! I am sooo mad! Sure hope they can still pull it out. I kept telling Jack that the lead was too small.

Well, not that I am any calmer, but I will talk to you ladies in the AM. Guess what my Wed woe is liable to be!!!! :lol:


10-15-2003, 12:17 AM
Oh Julie... IF ONLY.... LOL!!! The iron horse is an exercise machine. You sit on it... put your feet on the pedal things and hands on the handle bar things... then push with your legs and pull with your arms... it feels like i am doing squats without the strain to the knees. Does that help?? HAHAHAHA U guys crack me up! Yes Lisa it is a MAJOR compliment...!! I finished my iron horse(LOL):lol: and now i am too keyed up to sleep.. that and the game was a disappointment to say the least. So i ma going to see if theres a movie on so i can watch it til i can sleep. sweet dreams to u all....


10-15-2003, 09:19 AM
Good Morning,

Pts for yesterday: 4
:D 1 pt for exercise, 1 for water and 2 for program:strong: :jig: yesterday was a very emotionally draining day, and guess what? I didnt over eat over it. (maybe a "little portion distortion), but I know I waited to long to eat. I will fill you all in later on today hopefully, have to take my mom to a Dr. appt.

I love you all! Good stuff on here lately! I am so proud of each of you, thats exactly what we have to do! Talk about those feelings and get them out as opposed to stuffing them down with food!! WE ARE ALL AWESOME WOMEN:grouphug: :dancer:

10-15-2003, 09:42 AM
WEDNESDAY:Today is Wednesday's Woes. Tell us all about it!

Pam: YOU GET A: :bravo: for points.

I told you I would have a woe. Those dummies lost 8-3 in the top of the 8th and could easily have won. Made some really dumb mistakes. Tonight is the last night to redeem themselves or it is OVER!

**Sandy (Peekaboo) who used to post here has a family member that currently is lost at sea in some kind of a fishing accident. They have called off the search now so please keep the families of the men on this boat in your prayers!**


10-15-2003, 09:54 AM

4 points for yesterday! A tad over on my portions, but only on the veggies. And I made a pumpkin pie with no sugar and no crust! It was sooooo yummy!! I used splenda, pumpkin, evap. milk, eggs and pie spice. Oh and I coated the bottom of the pan with whole wheat flour just to keep it from sticking.....but it actually made a very thin crusty layer on the bottom. All in all, a very satisfying pie with not too many calories!

Sorry to hear about Peek's relative. I'm from coastal Maine, and I haven't heard about any fishing accidents......they're usually in the papers...but then I haven't been paying attention either. It's always sad to lose people at sea, especially with all the technology that's available nowadays to prevent it.

Well, it's the proverbial Blustery Day here today. Raining cats and dogs, and WINDY....good day to stay home and plan menus or read a book!

Lisa, Congrats on getting all your points! :cp: It feels great, doesn't it? Each successful day just builds on the last.....soon you'll have a whole string of them!

SandyB, thanks for clearing up the little mystery :lol: I do know what "device" you're talking about....just never heard it called that.

Later all,

10-15-2003, 10:04 AM
Good Morning Beautifuls... All 4 yesterday for me. Just finished my morning round on the iron horse... the official name is the iron horse II Gravity body lift . I got it because it reminded my of the life cycle... my inlaws have one and i love it. I will keep those families in my prayers...
I sat and watched the game last night... all by myself. Hubby is in Chicago on business... and a funny thought occured to me. I was suddenly laughing out loud...My brother was probably falling off his chair in heaven watching me watch baseball all by myself. LOL :lol: We used to fight constantly about sports on tv... he wanted to watch... i wanted NOTHING to do with it unless it was the packers playing football... LOL At least i got a good laugh and a very warm and tender feeling.
My woe for today... i have a cousin who has breast cancer. Her sister has it as well. Another sister had uterine cancer and had a total hysterectomy, shes in her early 30's. Their father died of cancer and now their mom has just been diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer. Please say a few prayers for these wonderful warm people. I would greatly appreciate it. Take care of U today!!

Love and laughter,

10-15-2003, 11:13 AM

Julie: :bravo:
SandyB: :bravo:

Julie: There were a couple articles in the paper, the Portland Press Herald. I know the one was dated yesterday. They called off the search Monday night I think. It was her husband's cousin. Small fisherman are at great risk anymore and I feel that Sandy felt this hit too close to home even more because her husband is a lobster fisherman.

Ok, girlies, SandyB said something in her last post that made me think of something I could do! I am starting a list of women who have/had/or died from breast cancer to carry in my pocket during the race a week from Saturday. Please contribute to my list if you have someone you would like to me remembered in this way! I know it is not much, but if they are in my pocket that day then I am WALKING FOR THEM!

SandyB: Please give me your cousin's name (you can pm me if you would like)

I need to get dressed and out the door and get a walk in. I have to stop at the store and get some oranges. I bought a bag instead of individual ones I pick out and they are nasty stringy things!

So with that being said, I have a WTG!
WTG: That I am able to WALK to the store and back which is about a mile and a 1/4! Yeah!


10-15-2003, 11:26 AM
Oh Faye that is a wonderful tribute! Do you need last names as well? Of just first... Either way here you go. Mary Kay Ellsner, Liz Hassley, Julie Kempka(she lost her battle 6 years ago). I am touched that u offered. Thank you very much! I just say a thing on that walk this morning... i think i will find out if theres something going on here and walk that day for them as well. Have a great day all. Oh yeah... WTG on your WTG Faye!! LOL :lol: ;) :dance: :balloons: :cheers: I think thats enuf.. lol


10-15-2003, 11:34 AM
Sorry to hear about Peeks family member - that is sad and I will keep her family in my prayers -

Sandy - will also keep your family members in mind too.

Well I didnt get all 4 points yesterday but did get 3!! I am so proud of myself for staying OP, and it was hard...right about 8:00 every night is the hardest for me, I get so snacky about that time...last night my DH was having a large glass of pepsi and ice and some bbq corn nuts - so I stared at him with my mouth literally watering - but I did not give in...I did have a toostie roll pop sucker ( chocolate ) which was 1 point ( on WW ) and that helped...it feels like such an accomplishment when you go to bed and know that you stayed OP all day....

I dont really have any WEDS WOES except for the fact that I am just 2 days in of re-starting my program and it is hard...I need to get the willpower back...

Sounds like all of you ladies are doing great...catch ya later...:D

10-15-2003, 01:08 PM
Good Morning everyone,

My prayers are said for peekaboo's family and Julie's too. Faye, that is a really great tribute you are doing. My daughter's great-grandmother died from liver cancer 1 or 2 years ago. She was a very good woman. Her name is .... that's funny, but I only know her as (my ex's grandmother) grandma....(called him to find it out) her name is Mary Manship.

My Wednesday woe is that I found out today my daughter has to have surgery on her wrist. I know from other's stories this seems small, for me(I'm a worrier) I've never had surgery, let alone my 15 year old daughter. It's one day surgery,no hospital stay, but she will be put to sleep. It's kind of scary. I don't let her know I'm scared or worried though. She has a gangleion (sp.?) cyst on her wrist that is very painful. Her surgery is on October 30th. I know it's minor but like I said, I'm just a little freaked she has to be put to sleep and then wear a cast for 6 weeks and he said it could take up to a year to completely heal.


10-15-2003, 01:13 PM
4 pts for me yesterday!

Wonderful idea Faye about the list. I have a few I would like to add. My family has a very stong cancer background. I have lost 2 relatives from breast cancer alone.

June Buck (my aunt) passed in 1986 at the age of 42. Sadly missed and much loved even to this very day. Her passing was very hard on me at 15 yrs old. She was very very special and close to me.
Myrtle Maiden (my grandmother) passed in 2000. I never got to see her and tell her how much I loved her that one last time.

If you could add their names I would be grateful to you. Cancer is such an ugly disease and an ugly word to even say.

Weds Woes

I have a migraine. The first since I began hormone therapy after my hysterectomy in June. Im also woeing about that today. Feeling blue since my sisters new baby.. knowing I am only 32 and could never carry another. Not that I want one.. just that I do not have the option.. you know? I guess I'll mope most of the day. The imitrex isnt doing a thing for me yet.. at least the headache isnt super bad yet. I hope it doesnt get that far.

Ok.. nuff for now.


10-15-2003, 01:44 PM

Carri: :cp: you are doing a terrific job getting back to where you want to be and YEAH for you not giving in to temptation that is certainly a WTG!

Debbie: :bravo:

Lisa: I know you are anxious about your dd surgery, but think of it as removing her pain!

I have 21 names on my list so far and I guess I am amazed at how many people are affected by this disease. I have no relatives nor do I know anyone that had breast cancer. Other types, yes, my husband's mothers family is riddled with it (her mother and 7 of her 8 sisters died of some form) as did both my mil's siblings and several cousins. My fil also died of cancer. The only one I know of in my family was my mom's brother.

Oh, I have another WTG. I went and walked just a little while ago and stopped into the Walmart Neighborhood market to try and get some oranges. You have to walk past the bakery first and there on a stand under a glass dome was a huge pile of glazed donut holes ripe for the picking. I passed them up!

Ok, I have to say this, I am compelled even if I am mad at them:



Amanda Panda
10-15-2003, 03:10 PM
Hello wonderful ladies!

Firstly, thanks to everyone for sharing their stories - I was touched by each and every one of them. We all deserve to be fit, happy and healthy.

I got 3 points yesterday - no exercise.

Carri - I am in the same position as you at the moment - I'd been off programme for 2 weeks and it is really hard to discipline and motivate yourself to get back into it isn't it?. I've just had to FORCE myself to do it......and I know that the longer I stay on track, the easier it becomes. I sympathise with you!

Lisa - you are doing so well and it's great to have you in this group!

Joy - So nice to have you back - I missed you!

Faye - Wooo-hoo on your weight loss! Well done.

Everyone else - keep it up girls, we can do it!

Love Amanda xx

10-15-2003, 03:29 PM
Yes, Amanda - so hard...I dont know how I got so off track, there for a while I had great will power going, but you start eating wrong one day - and the next and before you know it two or three weeks have gone by - we can get back on track - we know we have done it before so we can do it again...I was pleasantly surprised when I stepped on the scale this morning and have only gained back 1.5 pounds, so I must have been cutting back some without knowing it, ha ha!!

Hi Everyone!!!

10-15-2003, 03:47 PM
OK I had to pop back in b/c it's been so long and I just can't keep away. I've gotten myself into a terrible funk and a terrible happiness all at the same time. Dealing with the psycho ex at work and dealing with the confusing signals of an all new love interest! ;) It's enough to drive a woman crazzzzy!

But I HAD to come tease Faye about the game last nite. It was just something awful! I actually feel a little bad about that fan. The poor guy may as well just pack up and leave Chi-town at this point. If he's not married he'll never be getting a date.

But I'm actually praying against you a little...I really would like the Marlins to win as a possible date with my new love interest depends on this game! If the cubbies win he's going to the series! Can't have that! ;) LOL

Anyway, I hope that everyone is doing just peachy here. I've missed you all. I'm actually doing pretty well with my dieting...well not really. but I AM losing. so that is a plus.

Hope you are all well, I'll check in later to compare notes witcha faye!

10-15-2003, 04:05 PM
I am wondering if it was you Julie who makes the lowfat pumkin cookies?? I cant remember for sure but i think it was u ... anywho... if it is you would u share your recipe?? TOM is due and i am craving sweet... its really the only time i do. i just grabbed a few choc chips for now... only 23 calories in 10... but i want something more...lol dont we all.. If anyone has lowfat cake or cookie recipes and would like to share i would LOVE LOVE LOVE it...lol take care of U!!


10-15-2003, 04:07 PM
GEEEEEEEZZZZZ... i just reread my post... do u think i am craving or what??? LOL

10-15-2003, 04:37 PM
I have one, but I'm not sure on the nutritive values exactly.

Strawberry angelfood dessert

2-10 oz pkgs. lite sliced strawberries
1 regular size container of free coolwhip
1 small pkg of sugar free straberry jello
2-tbspns splenda
1 angelfood cake

mix 2.5 cups boiling water and the splenda in the jello mix until well dissolved and place in fridge until semi gelled, then add straberries and mix well. Fold in coolwhip.
get a 9x13 cake pan and 1/2 of the angel food cake, tear it up into bite size pieces and line the pan with them. pour 1/2 of the mixture over that. tear up the other half of the angelfood cake and put another layer in the pan and pour the remaining mixture over the top. Let it chill 3-5 hours.

It's super yummy!! It tastes just like strawberry shortcake!

Let me know if you try it!


10-15-2003, 05:21 PM
Amanda: YOU GET A: :cp:

Missy: Better watch it kiddo, I am the ultimate fan even when I am mad at them! :lol: Kerry Woods better do the job tonight or I am off baseball until at least next season! :lol: You know, I could not stand to have your complicated love life! I am sure glad I had a man go nuts over me and remove me from the dating game before I even got started!!!!!:lol:

You girls all have a good evening. I have a terrible headache (lack of sleep again) and I may not even watch the game tonight...UM, well maybe just some of it!


10-15-2003, 06:26 PM
Faye - Let's go Redman, Let's go! LOL

10-16-2003, 07:38 AM
Good Morning,

I'm sorry about the game Faye. :cry: I know how badly you wanted them to win. I was rooting for them for you.

I get points for exercise and staying O/P yesterday.

Have a great day, enjoy it while we still can,

10-16-2003, 09:39 AM
Good Morning Beautifuls.... i get all 4 for yesterday. Everyone have a fabulous day. I will check back in later dears... take care of U


10-16-2003, 10:34 AM
THURSDAY: Today is Time for us Thursday. Make some time just for you today!

SandyB: YOU GET A: :bravo: for points.

As far as the game goes, they played lousy both Tue and Wed and didn't deserve to win. I congratulate the Marlins on being a fine team and getting to go.

I will peek back in later.


10-16-2003, 10:35 AM
Man...that game was just really sad to watch. I am starting to think that there is something to that Cubs curse Faye. :( They just did not seem to be on their game.

Amanda Panda
10-16-2003, 03:02 PM
I got 4 points yesterday - went to the gym for the first time in 2 weeks. It felt good!. I thought I'd really struggle with it, but it wasn't too bad - although my legs are aching a little today!

Hope you are feeling better Faye!

It feels good to be back on programme and back in CONTROL!! I've planned a strategy for next months PMS to avoid a repeat of this month. It is unrealistic for me to say 'I won't go off programme at all', as that's why I end up ordering pizza's. So during next month's PMS I will allow myself a couple of low fat pizza's, a block of low fat cheese and a chocolate bar - it sounds alot but it is nothing compared to what I ate this month! I think it's a good compromise as it will help my cravings, but I'll remain in control which is really important.

Back tomorrow!

Love Amanda xx

10-16-2003, 05:29 PM
Yeah Amanda!!!!!!!!!!!!! I too have done well staying OP!!!!
I had another OP day yesterday.....maybe we are getting back in the groove huh??

Quick Hi to everyone!!!

10-16-2003, 09:14 PM
Hellowwwww ladies!
So, remember that lovely "blustery day" that I was all romantic about yesterday morning? Well, it turned into 36 hours with NO POWER!!!!! No water, no toilets flushing, frozen food defrosting and rotting at an alarming rate........:bomb: :bomb:

So that's why I haven't been around....too busy hunting flashlight batteries and cooking dinner on the wood stove to post even IF my computer worked.

So, in all the stress of those couple of days....well let's just say that I lost track of points. I ate too much anyway, cuz I couldn't just let the last two or three skinny cows melt now could I?? :lol:

I didn't do any exercise yesterday, but I did rake leaves for a while today and I did get my water both days. I'm so mad, cuz I was all set to have a great week. Oh well, tomorrow is another day! I'm pmsing on top of all this too.....

So, Faye.....CONGRATS on your loss! And if you could add two names to your list. My aunt, Paula Mayer, died of her cancer about 8 years ago. And my grandmother, Ruth Neuhardt, died from hers a good many years ago. Ruth had a mastectomy back in the 1950's!!! I once accidentally walked in on her dressing and she had the most enormous gaping cavernous hole in her chest! I couldn't believe how awful it looked. Though I'm sure she was lucky to survive the cancer at all. I guess she lived an extra 30 or 40 years after the mastectomy.........it's absolutely astounding how far technology and research have come since then. THAT's partly what you're walking for....so, THANKS....coming from a family like mine, it may be MY life you're saving.

SandyB--the pumpkin cookie recipe is at http://www.allhomemadecookies.com/recipes/healthy/lowfatpumpkinoatmealcookies.htm

I always make a double batch, because EVERYONE wants some and they disappear fast. Also, the recipe calls for making drop cookies, but I just spread the batter into a square pan and cut them into bar cookies. Also, I don't use as much oatmeal as they call for because I like mine moist. These are soooo yummy and they have so much nutrition that they really stick to your ribs! Great for any outdoor trip.....biking, hiking, skiing.....whenever you need a quick fix of complex carbs.

Well, the kids need to be tucked in. I'll be back tomorrow am.

Nighty night.

10-16-2003, 09:14 PM
Good Evening Ladies....I got 2 points for yesterday...one for water and one for staying op...I run around so much yesterday,trying to get everything ready for this Saturday,we are having to decorate the float,getting all the candy together and then grocery shopping,pay a couple bills,pick up some things for my daughter...put all the groceries away,throw 2 loads of wash in,vaccum the house and then I did a major scrub on my bathroom...then the kids got home and it was time to cook supper,after I got it done,it was time to send the hubby off to work ..get the kids in gear for baths and settle down for a few minutes and guess what ,it was like five minutes before eight...gee...what a day...even though I didnt actually do straight exercise..I felt like I had:dizzy: today has been a beautiful day..it's like 70 outside,so the kids and I got out and played ball this afternoon,they got out early today for teachers conferences...Hubby has to work 12 straight nights,so it's basically just me and the kids...he is making major overtime,which he said will be good for Christmas...guess what girls...tommorow night i get to go skating with the kids....OMGOODNESS..IT HAS BEEN SO LONG SINCE I HAVE SKATED...THIS IS GOING TO A RIOT...LOL:lol: FAYE, I do not know anyone personally that has had breast cancer,but I certainly think what you are doing is such a great thing...so many women are affected by this...I do have a friend that had a scare,it turned out to be a cyst...but I will certainly pray for all the ladies that have to face this...we certainly never know....well ,ladies I must go and get the little chicks off to dreamland...all of have a great night ...talk to ya in the morning...love and hugs to all...Joy

10-16-2003, 11:11 PM
Thanks You Julie... I am making them tomorrow!! LOL Night all cya in the morning...


10-17-2003, 12:47 AM
Hello Chicklets.

pts for yesterday: all 4!! yipppppeeeeeeee! and weighed in today, need a little "pick me up", so here is my wi for tomorrow's stats, I lost 5.3 lbs:D :lol: bringing total to 45.7 now. Was my goal for 50 by 10/31 so if everything goes well till then, (and I feel certain it will), I will reach that goal. It feels so good to say, not just to see the #'s but to re-affirm to myself that I can do it!, and that I do have discipline and I do have what it takes to get to the next goal. I wore new clothes today, but still the same size, I AM HAVING DIFFICULTY, (STILL) BELIEVING THAT I COULD ACTUALLY WEAR (COMFORTABLY) THE NEXT SMALLER SIZE, SO USE TO GOING TO STORES AND HAVING TO JUST GET THE LARGEST SIZE THEY HAD YOU KNOW. So, I am most grateul. I know it could not have done it without the love and support that all of you continually offer.:angel:

Hello Joy, my friend! I miss our e-mails!! Even though we catch up here, I miss them. ;) It was always such a pleasant surprise to find one from you. Take care, and :love: and ((hugs))

Lisa!! You poor thing!!! How dreadful for you. I know you are glad that ordeal is over:p


Amanda, good for you, you stay :strong:

Sandybrat, Lisa and Missy...you gals are hanging in!! I am so proud of all of us. There is nothing we cant do together. Check in with you tomorrow chickies:wave:

happy dance dot
10-17-2003, 01:04 AM
Hello Ladies:)
Sorry I haven't popped in for about 3 days I believe. Just that I been running around like a chicken with its head cut off:chicken: :lol:

I was off on Monday and Tuesday. These two days I spent catching up on sleep and then a lot of walking and window shopping with Andy on Tuesday. Oh and guess what he got me??? Well, he paid for my nose piercing:fr: . I only have my earlobes pierced, but had wanted a nose piercing for a while. The very tiny stud so that's what I have now. It looks pretty cool and still sutle enough for the corporate office environment:) . I think Andy was more scared than I was, see he got a glimpse of the, according to him, "huge needle". I just closed my eyes. The pain wasn't bad at all and the girl who did it said I didn't bleed as much as most people do so I guess that was a good thing. Okay enuff of the piercing story. I also spotted a very nice cordurouy jacket at old navy, which I plan to get next week.

I went back to work on Wed. and boy oh boy the race begun. Catched up with work and we just closed a deal with a new client so that's why I haven't been able to get on here. My boss was so happy with us that he is taking us out to lunch next wed. I have to plan it out-it's mexican food:D .

I stayed on program all the days, gotten the water in all three days, but exercise only on one of the three days. I have skimmed through your posts, but wow I never realized how much we cover in such little time, so I will just jump in now.

Faye- it is great what your doing with the cancer issue. I personally don't know anyone, but congrats on your participation in the walk.:encore:

Sandy- I totally can relate to the moment you described in one of your posts, regarding your brother. Sometimes I'll just start laughing to think of what my brother would do or say in certain situations...sometimes its almost like he is with me in the room- a very warm tender feeling.

Amanda- good for you on planning ahead for the next pms episode.

Julie- sorry about your power loss.

Just one more note about the target Tues.- It is good to know we can come to each other, share, support, and relate. We are like a family here. Thanks girls. Oh and I don't know if I can still post mine up. Its okay if its too late.

Well girls take care. Oh also, I figured I share with you that yesterday I was worried Andy had fallen into the drink again, but to my big surprise he went to a bar/ grill to have a burger, fries, and a COKE:) . I was shocked yet proud he is doing pretty good lately and staying on top of everything. Okie dokie that's it see you tomorrow.

happy dance dot
10-17-2003, 01:12 AM
Pam:Way to go girl. Sooo proud of you!!:dancer: :high: :balloons: :encore:
I have started fitting into a lot of my clothing again. I am starting to get the "hmmm looking real good" looks from Andy:D . It might just be another reason he is starting to really shape up.

Nonetheless, yesterday I stepped on the scale and it said 166!!! I almost fell back, but I really think its TOM. Do you think its that. I just don't believe I have gained any weight...been staying o/p and all. My coworker told me his wife doesn't even weigh herself during that week, so I think I will ignore this week. What do you girls think?

10-17-2003, 07:32 AM

julie :grouphug:
joy :grouphug:
dorothy :cp:
carri :bravo:
pam :bravo:
amanda :bravo:

Pam: You are doing sp spectacular! We are all very proud of you!

Dorothy: Way to go girl!


10-17-2003, 07:33 AM
FRIDAY: Fabulous lbs down Friday Go get em girls!

I will check back later


10-17-2003, 09:54 AM
Morning Ladies! Oh how nice to wake up in the morning and have running water :D

Well, I weighed this morning even though I've eaten too much this week and really not exercised as much as I want to. And I did manage to squeak in a 1 pound loss! I'll take anything I can get!! That puts me at 227 with about 3 months to get below 200. I can do this, I know it! I just have to do a little more planning, I think. I'm an awesome cook (and humble too :lol: ) and I often just make things up on the fly that taste so good that dh and I just eat and eat until it's gone. So, I'm planning my menus now so that they are low calorie.....then we can really eat all we want. I'm thinking lots of cabbage dishes (I have several recipes that make cabbage taste delicious! and have practically no calories) and soups. Oh, and I'm now setting dh's lunch leftovers aside BEFORE we start eating, instead of just taking what's left. That way he ALWAYS has a lunch ready, it saves him money not eating out, and we have less to consume at dinner.

Well, gotta catch up on my sewing that I missed over the no power days.

CONGRATS PAM on your loss!! You're amazing!

Can't wait to hear everyone else's progress!


10-17-2003, 10:00 AM
Okay so I was down one pound this morning...I guess I have only really been back OP since Monday so maybe we will see what next week brings...

Dorothy - No I do not even weigh myself during my TOM, it is a waste of your time and it will only depress you. You are always going to weigh more then - so I would just skip that week.
I had my eyebrow pierced a few years ago, and I loved it...I can tell you that I did look at the needle and it was HUGE...very scary and I did bleed alot...but at the time I was on an anti depressant that thinned my blood, but hey it looked so cool...finally had to take it out because it kept getting infected from shampoo, hairspray, makeup, etc.....


To all the Girls - Have a great Friday!!!!!!

Amanda Panda
10-17-2003, 11:09 AM
Hi all!

I got 3 points yesterday.

Carri - congratulations on your 1lb loss - thats good seeing as you've only been back on programme for a few days. I have made a promise to myself to only weigh once a month - but I was a bit naughty yesterday and took a quick peek because I wanted to find out how much damage I had done from the previous 2 weeks overeating. I was pleasantly suprised to find that I have only gained 1lb - it may have been more, but after 4 days of staying on programme and exercising, it's now saying 1lb!. I am pleased as it felt like I'd put on about 7lb!. So now I am back on track and know where I'm at, I'm going to wait until Oct 31st for my next weigh in.

Dot - Don't worry about the weight gain - it's definately bound to be due to PMS or your TOM. I agree that you should probably not bother weighing yourself during that time - it just gives such a false picture and really bums you out, so it's really not worth it!. No it's not too late to share your story - if you want to share it with us, then we will be honoured to read it.

Pam - My goodness, you really are the incredible shrinking woman! Tell me your secret! Are you calorie counting or doing a 'special diet'?. Whatever it is, it is definately working!

I've got to go and fill out these application forms for the jobs in Ireland - wish me luck!

Love Amanda xx

10-17-2003, 01:05 PM
Fabulous Friday!!

I stepped on the scale this morning and ta-daaaaaaaaa


LOL. I havent budged from there in a month. No complaints though. I didnt gain so I wont whine!

Last night my time for me was a trip up to Lima (an hour north) to meet a friend I had been chatting with online for the last 4 yrs. Just so happens her hubby was here on business and she decided to tag along. They live in Wisconsin.. so it was a real treat to be able to meet her after so long. It was a great meeting. Wonderful people!
That took 3 hours to go, visit, and come home so that was my time for me! On top of it all, I got in my Thursday night "soak til you wrinkle" bath as well. Then a chat with my recently found childhood friend who lives 1000 miles away for 2 hours last night. We chat every Thursday night til sometimes 1 or 2 am. It was a GREAT day!

All 4 pts for me yesterday as well!

So cold here today, but I need to get to the grocery this morning. Kiddos are off school on a scheduled Teacher Work Day so they are all home driving me nuts.

Check in later chicks.

PS.. I dont blame anyone for eating up all the skinny cows. I woulda done the same thing. Just keep in mind...Melted cows arent a pretty sight :)

10-17-2003, 02:09 PM
Hi everyone and congratulations to all the losers!! I got points for staying O/P and water, but I only did 30 crunches yesterday, no walking so I don't deserve points for exercise. Tomorrow and today will be better.


Ps I almost forgot.. I lost 2.2lbs this week! :cp:

10-17-2003, 03:27 PM

Amanda: :cp:
Lisa: :cp:
Debbie: :bravo:

10-17-2003, 03:59 PM
Hello Lovelies!!! Boy... i dont post right away in the morning and i am just lost...lol I just took the pumkin bars out of the oven... they smell sooooooooo good. I got all 4 yesterday. Forgot to weigh myself this morning... hubby shut off my alarm and let me sleep in... He got the kids off to school and i didnt get up til 9:45! Guess i needed the rest! Then we went and did our grocery shopping and what not... I am making pizza bread for dinner again tonite... Mine will be with ground turkey,onions and swiss cheese. :) Besides is TOM so i will jsut wait and weigh in next Friday. I stocked up on veggies and bought some more squash. So dinners this week will be for me very veggie friendly...LOL Hope you all have a great day. No yoga today... dont feel like making the time... will do it tomorrow, hubby is traveling anyway tomorrow. Still have to get my iron horse in but i will do that thru out the day. Take care of U

Love and laughter,

happy dance dot
10-17-2003, 04:08 PM
okay here is my story girls...I'll try my best to tell it.

I am the 6th kid in my family, actually 7th if you count the first baby, which was stillborn. My mom had me after her third child(boy) died of some mysterious virus that basically took him in about 48hrs. She kinda lost her mind for a bit and then thought having me would make things better.

She has always been the one that's worked har A@# off to try and give us a better life. She ran away with my dad when she first got pregnant at 15yrs old. He was a detective and could have done a lot more with his life if he wouldn't have been too busy with the drinking and the other women in his life :( . My brothers and sister went through a lot of nannies, even though we were I guess borderline poor we still had nannies:?: .

When I turned 1yr old my dad came to New York (we lived in El Salvador-maybe thats why we were able to afford nannies.) He worked here and a year later we came to meet him. We came to live with him in a 2 story rooming house. Thats right 7 people in one room. My mom didn't like this at all and so she started working til she found us a 1 bedroom aptartment. Hey, at least we wouldn't have to share a bathroom with all the other tenants anymore.

So we all lived in that one bedroom apt for about 10 years. Both my parents worked, but my mom always managed to be around more. I was the only one in private school and was pretty spoiled with all the things she could give me. I was definately, a McDonalds kid and loved Chef Boyardee(sorry if misspelled). My oldest sister was like my second mom since she spoke English she attended all school events and helped me out with homework. I was a straight A student up until 4th grade when she begun nursing school and stopped helping me with school. I guess it was during these years I felt ignored, like everyone was too busy. My sister with school, my mom working all the time...and no one had time for me. So I started failing in school and dropping grades...for attention I guess. I started rebeling and so my mom decided it be best to go back to El Salvador for my high school years. This upset me but we still left. This time only mom, dad, and me.

Spent four years there and then came back to New York for college. Being over there had given me the quality time I needed with both parents and me and my dad had stopped fighting- we used to fight constantly. See, I hated the stories my mom would tell about him. So I started hating him to the point we'd get into fights and all.

Anyway we came back to NY in 1997 and I decided to move in with my oldest brother and his family because he was my favorite brother and growing up I had always admired him and saw him as my father figure. 2 and a half months later of living with him he passed away. This I believe was the hardest reality of life I've had to deal with. So the only way I knew to how to deal with it was rebel. Going out, staying out late, boys, alcohol (thank god never drugs), and of course dropping out of college. I was a real mess.

Its taken me a while, I still haven't completely understood but I have an idea now. I was the youngest one. Always had the attention and got my way in my earlier years. When this changed I didn't know how to deal with it, except rebel like a 2 yr old. My mom overprotected me, yet neglected to teach me how to deal with real life out there. So everytime I am confronted with a hard decisionin life I either run away, go into denial, regress, or rebel. I go back to when I was little and didn't know about the financial problems my mom and dad were having. I go back to the wonderful years when my mom and I fed the pigeons in the park. When she bought me dolls every week. When I ate McDonalds and Chef Boyardee. But I go back in different ways...I overeat, overspend, and rebel. I know this must change and I have gotten better. I have an associate degree in visual communications, I have a steady full time job, and my own apartment, ironically next door to where I grew up for 10 yrs- go figure. I guess for some reason eventhough I had the material stuff my mom gave me I was missing the love. I know she loves me and that's why she did all the things she did, but I needed love from her- feeling wise. I guess that's also why I eat, spend, and buy so many pets...I feel lonely. Funny, when I am with Andy I don't feel this way....man I hope he stops drinking.

Well girls hope this hasn't bored you and believe me this is just a segment of why I am the way I am. I just figured I sum it up a bit.:D

10-18-2003, 11:10 AM
SATURDAY: Today is Sunny Thoughts Saturday. What good vibes do you have to share with us?

SandyB: YOU GET A: :bravo: for points from Thursday.

Check back later ladies!


10-18-2003, 11:23 AM
Morning Lovelies!! I only get points for h2o and op... no exercise yesterday... TOM hit and i am still just exhausted... bad cramps and just pooped out. Went grocery shopping and thats about it. My sunny thought for today is that all of us have a fabulous day... no matter what we do today we are all happy! I will check back later dears...

Love and laughter,

Amanda Panda
10-18-2003, 01:11 PM
Hi - just popping in as I'm going out for a meal to celebrate Nigel and our friend Greg's birthdays. We are having an Italian (my favourite!) so I don't think I'll be staying on programme - but I promise I won't have a pudding!

I got 1 point yesterday - naughty, naughty!

Amanda xx

10-18-2003, 05:44 PM
Today's Points:

Amanda: :flow2:
SandyB: :cp:

Ok, I have discovered I guess it is better for me not to have people call me about interviews. I got a "we don't want you" letter today and it upset me, (dumb I know) but that is the way I am. It is stupid, but I always take it personally. This company didn't even interview me, they just looked at my resume. They didn't even have references to go by. I don't know why I am like that. I guess it goes back to never being good enough.

Keep me in your thoughts ladies. I am having a tough time right now with program. I don't seem to be able to get back to where I was and I am not sure why. I know I have these sleep issues which cause some big problems, but Jack is trying so hard to help me out with that even going so far as to tell me to book a hotel room for next weekend to get away from everything. I am having some stress issues that I am trying hard to work out. I am rarely like this so it is doubly difficult for me to feel kind of down. Not depressed about it, just more exhausted than anything. So just think happy thoughts for me and if you have helpful suggestions, feel free to voice them.

Thanks for being so sweet all of you!


10-18-2003, 09:34 PM
Faye... i know and understand completely what u r saying... right now i am feeling the same way. I am jsut exhausted... having a hard time with exercising... just kinda blah... But i figure if i just let it be for a day or two... then i can snap outta it... Then again thats not always the case... we are here for u no matter what. I am here for u... u have helped me soooo very much that i can be here for u. I dont mean that like i owe u guys... just that i want to reciprocate. Anyway... dont think about the blahs for a bit... then tackle them when u feel u can... let us help.. we will be here for u.... i love you all

Love and laughter,

10-19-2003, 09:19 AM