Weight Loss Support - 300+ And Ready To Try Again...#432

10-27-2003, 08:46 AM
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10-27-2003, 08:48 AM
I don't have time to reply - gotta get to work but wanted to say:


I am with you on your new committment.

Later, Chicks.

10-27-2003, 09:34 AM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh! Just deleted my entire post....:mad:


Good Morning my lovelies,

2 cute: I am hanging around, had a busy weekend is all. Had company visit, and worked. Friends we had not seen for about 1 /1 2 years, it was wonderful to catch up. We rode to Desota State Park, (they wanted to see some fall foliage, they live in South Alabama, near the Florida line, so not much of anything down there denotes seasons changing!), then we had dinner, and enjoyed the ride home, stayed up till the wee hours chatting of course, and they left yesterday am around 8ish, then I was in at work by 11a. Because it was short notice I didnt get to put in for the time off, but it was still great to have them here. And your comittment is admirable!! you inspire me too, YOU ALWAYS HAVE!!! As for the enthusiasm, it is still a bit early, but, I feel it brewing....:lol: :lol: doning the old sneakers soon and going out for a walk, cool and crisp here, or may just turn on the old watp tapes and jitterbug in the living room:dizzy:


Jen, Thin, Lucky, Sandy (I miss you honey), Mary, Barb, Kat, Michelle, and anyonelse I may have missed, have a :strong: :jig: and healthful day. WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL, AND AWESOME, AND AWE INSPIRING!! WE ARE STRONG, INVINCIBLE, UNSTOPPABLE!! WE ARE A UNITED FORCE, THERE ISNT ANYTHING WE CANT DO TOGETHER.:grouphug: (SEE 2 CUTE, I told you it was brewing), well girls gotta move, gotta shed some lbs.:lol:

10-27-2003, 09:44 AM
As usual .... no time to catch up but I :grouphug: love you all and I really do appreciate your support.

The weekend was not as good as I hoped. :mad: I actually drove to the store and bought myself 4 bags of chocolate ... it was on sale. :shrug:. I did get into one but stopped myself, again, before it got too bad. Now I have 3 + bags in the car and I'm going to try to give them away, at work, on my lunch hour. If I can find the receipt I might take them back but I really need them away from me soon.

The company was fun but when your not used to kids a 2.5, 4 and 6 year old can sure wear you down. :) I don't know how mothers do it .... but I'm glad they do. :spin:

Gotta run

Terri in MO
10-27-2003, 10:36 AM
Pssst. Tina was at the races in Atlanta this weekend.

10-27-2003, 11:21 AM
Good Morning All!
No time to talk, but I had to at least say Hello! :wave:
I have to run off to a meeting.

Terri - Thanks for reminding us about Tina going to the races.
Tina - Can't wait to hear all about it!

:) :) :)

10-27-2003, 12:12 PM
I just wanted to pop in real quick to say

2Cute: If you haven't gone back and read my reply on the last thread PUH-LEEZ do!!!

OK, talk at ya all later,

10-27-2003, 12:42 PM
Good morning everyone. Well I did get about 5 hours sleep now.

Jen... I am sorry for the mix up. I never thought that you thought I was a coward. :no: And I am glad you are such a gracious poster. I am glad you did not take offense to my first post... OR my second. LOL
I agree with you... the written word can soooo easily be misunderstood. That is why I was so worried you misunderstood mine. :dizzy: I am just glad we are both on the same ground. :D

I must say... in my dreams last night (or rather early this morning) the group was soooo MAD AT ME !!!! :lol:
I had terrible nightmares !!! :yikes: Everyone wrote me angry posts.... defending Jen. They were all in HUGE letters and each one worst than the one before. LOL I almost feared coming here this morning at all. :lol:

I am just glad it is all over and done with. :yes: No more mention of it .. PLEASE.
I like living in my fantasy that everyone still LOVES ME. :lol:

Okay, I was here wayyy too much all night. No computer for me today.
Have a wonderful Monday.

Here is my Monday Motivation in review...
I have titled it.... The C.A.P.E. Crusader. :lol:
Commitment Attitude Priorities Enthusiasm

( 2cute goes off singing to the Mighty Mouse tune....
"Here she comes to save the dayyyy... It is the CAPE Crusader ... shes on her wayyyyy") :lol:

10-27-2003, 01:46 PM
Hello Chickies:)

Jehari , BarbPA , determined to succeed , J-Ann, pjkdreamer ,

I wrote a nice long relpy and deleated the dang thing I will try and do better next time....

AND 2cute: Of course I still love you, I am willing to bet there isn't anyone here who doesn't!;)

I am so disapointed in myself I hardly want to post these days...It seems like I do so well at staying OP and then for some completely sensless rationalizing I think I can go off and EAT whatever I want for a day or two...and my scales doesn't lie.
I am paying weekly to go to WW, buying the higher costing low fat foods, and then a stupid bag of chips or a container of icecream can do me in!...Oh no, I can't eat just a handfull of chips or a 1/2 a cup of icecream...not me... What is this all about?
I want to and I HAVE to lose weight and get more fit..or my diabetis, high blood pressure, or whatever will get me sooner than later!!! I am reasonably intelligent, but this is beyond me...I am so ticked at myself...but as Thin says...I am COMMITTED to doing this and I will...I am nearly 13 pounds lighter than I was in September, but it is just a drop in the proverbial bucket!!!!!!! End of rant....

I have been trying to catch up on the posts, and at this time am planning to go to OK for the gathering in April. I am looking so forward to meeting you all who are going.

I am pretty much done with the house stuff, still boxes that I haven't finished going through, I am going to put them in the basement on a table and go thru them when I feel I can handle it emotionally, try and do 1 a week or something. It is weird to see so much of my life in boxes...divorce is not a simple thing.....I am not sorry I left just sorry that I am having to re live some of it everytime I go thru boxes.... The painters will be here when there are a few rain days and then my carpenter will be finishing up the mantel for my wood stove and a computer desk addition with shelving for me. I wanted a place to be able to lay out papers and have room to work. So we designed a plan I think will work out nicely.

I have been busy baby sitting Laura and Sarah ( 2 and 6) grandddughters. Sarah has been having trouble with her stomach tubes and needs to go in tomorrow to have then re done. So she is uncomfortable today. I think I have mentioned she has a tracheostomy and feeding tubes and is deaf...and on a ventalator at night, but she is doing wonderfully well all things considered. Goes to deaf school in the AM and regular school in the afternoons. She always has an pediactric RN or her parents or myself with her. Even when she sleeps. It has been a long 6 years for her folks and all of us who love her so. Sarah is now considered medically fragile not guarded so that is a plus...she is just like any 6 year old , naughty and funny and sweet. :angel:
And Laura is just so easy to watch, perfectly contented to play and look at books...very good natured.

Now if I don't lose this post too I will sign off.....

10-27-2003, 01:53 PM
Alaskan Pudding Pies

Recipe By :from "The Magic of JELL-O"
Serving Size : 18 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories :

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup cold milk
1 pkg JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding & Pie -- (4-serving size) or your favorite flavor

2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
36 large cookies -- your favorite variety

1. Combine milk and pudding mix; blend well. Fold into topping.
2. Spread fillng about 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick on half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, pressing lightly and smoothing around edges with knife.
3. Freeze until firm, about 3 hours. Store in covered container in freezer or wrap individually and store in freezer.

TIP: Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) chocolate chips or nuts to pudding mixture. Roll "pies" in chocolate chips or colored sprinkles before freezing, if desired.

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NOTES : I had a package of Lemon Crisp cookies (these are very large cookies, by the way), Wal-Mart's "Great Value" brand, and a small box of JELL-O instant lemon pudding and pie filling, and used Cool Whip Lite and 1% milk when I made these - - -

Using the above ingredients, I figured 1 Alaskan Pudding Pie = 4 WW points

I'm going to make these again! Next time, I will use (Wal-Mart's) Great Value Oatmeal cookies and vanilla instant pudding... :)

These are so good, I have tried them. How many points would they be with Fat free sugar free pudding and lite or FF Cool Whip?

Hope you enjoy these treats.

10-27-2003, 01:59 PM
I'm baaack....agaaaaain!! :D

Syn: I know how you feel. I'm so terrible with catching up on indivdual replies. When I actually do and it gets deleted, I'm like "oh forget it". :lol: The pie sounds yummy!

2Cute: I'm with Syn! Of course we all love you. Silly you! :dizzy:

Later taters!

10-27-2003, 07:25 PM
Just trying to pull us up from the trenches so we don't disappear!

I gotta get a couple of assignments emailed to my professor of one class so I can study for the mid-term I have in the other class! I'll be back!


10-27-2003, 07:48 PM
Well, Kat, I didn’t have to park and fight crowds to go to the Mall of America. First, I usually walked because I lived across the street and second I knew when the “slack” time was. Where there is a will there is a way!!!

Kay Welcome! :wave: We may not always be good at dieting but we are great at support! :grouphug:

2Cute, thanks I will hold you to your “I will find you a better guy !! Could you look now and send him up here? I would like to get started. :s: About all your posting this weekend – try sleeping! :faint: :lol: Actually in your sleepless state you were quite inspirational.

Syn, glad you are posting. I missed you when you were gone.

I have the same problems as 2Cute and Syn with eating. For me, I truly believe it is all in my head. I don’t ever physically crave a certain food. I hear some people say they just like to eat but I am very finicky about my food. I also didn’t gain all this weight until I was alone, so I have to really look at that. Well, unless 2Cute gets in gear and sends me that guy. :cb: I don’t even enjoy my food. At least not after the first bite – from there on it’s just how much can I shovel in! :o I know I try to fill myself up using food as a substitute – looking for love to fill me up. So, my question is, “Why doesn’t knowing that help?”

Here is a new thought for you 2Cute:
Losing weight is within my control.
No matter what happens, I’ll stay the course. If I do what is required, I will succeed.

10-27-2003, 10:14 PM
Lucky... the only way you are going to "get lucky" is to come see me in April. :p
Give me guideline as to what kind of guy you are hunting.
I know a couple of qualifications already. I know you want a Male... but...
did he have to be born male? :lol: :lol:
Minimum heighth??
I assume you don't want him married already. ;)
Does he have to have a job ?? LOL

Remember... I did not promise he would as tall and good looking... only that he will be a live breathing MALE.
what age is your preference??

I am off to bed tonight. If I come in here tonight at 2am it will that I just woke up... not going to bed.

10-27-2003, 11:08 PM
Hi All! I need to talk. Can I share about my miserable day??? No? :no: Sorry, I'm going to blab away..... :yes:
Let's go back to a week ago when I picked up my 3 dogs at the kennel....when I got home I noticed that Lucy (one of my older ones) had chewed a patch of fur off a hind leg and scratched around her eye - it was raw and painful looking. It looked like it was on the mend so I decided just to keep a close eye on her....flash forward to last night....we had a thunderstorm and Lucy is scared of thunder so she slept in our room. I woke up all night long hearing her scratching. Then Jeff got up at 5:00 to catch a 6:00 train to NY (this is relevant later on). I went to work deciding to call the groomer tonight to get Lucy in for a nice soothing bath --- couldn't find any fleas or anything on her, just seemed irrated....Meanwhile, we have horrible rainstorms today and it takes me FOREVER to get home from work....I arrive home about 7:00.....discover that Lucy has now chewed a big area of fur off her tail....I immediately get her in an oatmeal/dog bath (a dog shampoo)...Now, here I am with 3 dogs, one of them in the shower trying to escape and the other 2 running around trying to "help". When I get Lucy out of the shower and try to dry her off she does the usual doggie shake so now my bathroom looks like a hurricane went through...then she heads for the bed to dry off! :sp: So I am chasing her around with a towel and trying to cover my bed with an old sheet....At this point I decide to run to PetSmart to buy a hydrocortisone cream for her....Charlee (chihuahua) and I leave the house in ruins and head to the store....When we get back I fight Lucy to put this spray on her...it seems to make her feel better! :) So, I figure the bathroom has already been declared a disaster area, why not bathe Heidi (my other older dog). So, it starts all over again....Boy, now things are really a mess.....Jeff finally calls me (it's 9:00pm). He is just now leaving NYC to head home....asks how my day is.... "Just Dandy", get you a$$ home! Grrrr!!! Now it's clean up time --- clean the bathroom from top to bottom, vacuum the bedroom because there is dog hair everywhere.....Time to take the dogs out to go potty.....Heidi and Lucy do their thing and come back in. As they are coming in, my little "angel", Charlee decides to run out in the rain, off the porch and exploring the yard, so here I go, out in the rain in my pjs praying not to step in dog poop to retrieve my little dog.....finally back in, everyone is bathed, house is clean, I am worn out!!!! DH is still not home and he has to take the train back into the city at 6:00 am again. I feel like I am single these days.... I may go on a man hunt with Lucky! :lol:

So, that is my day....sorry to talk you ear off. At least it's on-line so it's easier to ignore me than if I was sitting with you... ;)

The GOOD news in all of this???? Yes, there is good news....... I got a pretty good workout with all the action and it makes up (if even slightly) for me not making it to the gym today!!!

Let's hope tomorrow is a brighter day!!!
Love you all! :love:

10-27-2003, 11:29 PM
Howdy, ladies! :wave:

Today was the first day of the new start to my journey. Does that make sense??? I don't have much time as my goal, besides losing some pounds is to totally revamp my life. I'm not sure exactly what I had said before (and I don't have time to go back and look :rolleyes: ) so I will outline it one more time.

I'm sick to death of staying up until 2 or 3:00 AM doing paperwork, so my new goal is to work until about 1:00. Come home and change and go back out to Curves (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), come back home, do paperwork from the jobs that I did that morning, make some dinner (well, cook some days anyway) and be ready to relax when honey comes home from work AND be able to hit the sheets when he does, instead of staying up half the night. ;)

I also want to get the eatting/attitude back together and get going. I have not been able to master my life or my weight so forget the one step at a time crap, I'm going to tackle it all at one time and see if I can get it all together. I have been so unhappy with my life lately, I just need a change.

I am also committed to reading a chapter in some self help book once a day (I'm starting with Dr. Phil's book). And I bought a really pretty journal today at Dollar General for $2 and I want to write in it every day. So far, here is what I have written in my journal:

Today is the first day of my renewed effort at losing some significant pounds. I am down 35.5 pounds from the beginning, even though the beginning was so very long ago. I'm pretty proud of myself for keeping those pounds off this long, but now it's time to get serious again.

I felt pretty powerful all day, doing well...until arriving home and playing oink :ink: with a bag of PB Cups! This is all I will say on the subject since the goal is not to beat myself up, but to banish the negative thoughts and make progress.

Angie (my WW leader) had a great message this morning. It was about the difference between "can't" and "won't". She suggested that this next week we substitue the word "won't" for "can't" in our vocabulary. Her contention is that "can't" is used to indicate an inability to do something and we are all able. Substituting "won't" is more accurate and will give us a clear picture of what we are willing or not willing to do to reach our goals.

Today's Accomplishments:
4 servings of fruits/veggies
6 waters
2x aroung at Curves
1 Chapter of Dr. Phil

"Change can come in either of two important ways: Start behaving positively or stop behaving negatively." - Dr. Phil


Well girls, that's all I have time for tonight as I'm headed for a shower and beddie bye. :yawn: Hope you all are well. See you tomorrow.

10-28-2003, 07:37 AM
Good Earrrrrrrrly Morning Girls, :yawn:

Thin, thanks for the inspiration! You are most wonderful, I love you! So, grateful to share in your success. (I will be watching you!), "Every breath you take, every move you make make, every step you take, every vow you break, I'll be watching you. Every single day, every word you say"-well you get the picture, (my little attempt at humor!:p


2 cute, being 2 funny:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Lucky, thanks for the quote, that's a good one.


Michelle, good luck on your exams, what is your course of study by the way?

Jen, did you mention taters, I love taters, (but have to be very careful around them, I could get into some major trouble with those suckers!! (Many lbs were distributed in various places on my body, due to eating those things, and of course because I am from the South, YOU KNOW WE USE TO HAVE EM' FRIED UP!! AND IN LARD TO BOOT!!:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ), OH WELL, JUST A LITTLE LAUGH, I CAN STILL HAVE THEM, JUST A LOT LESS OF THEM, AND ROASTED, NOT FRIED:(


sw 356 June 5, 2003
cw ? somewhere around 307ish, last weigh in 311.3
next weigh in Friday!!! (wonder if I will make that 50 lbs down goal I set??? (I will be right on it, I hope, a couple of ounces here or there, but, look out you girls in twoterville, I am coming to visit!!!! No WAY, I AM COMING TO STAY!!:D

yOU GIRLS WITH ME???????????????????????

10-28-2003, 08:07 AM
Wow !!!
So this is what it feels like to go to bed by 10pm and get up at 5am. :)
I cannot remember the last time I went to bed that early.

Just wanted to wish you all a wonderful day.

Barb ... you had quite a day !!!! Hopefully today will be much calmer.

Thin... WAY TO GO !!! You are making a great start. You will be so much happier with this new plan. But you may have to cut back on a job or two.

Pam... glad I could contribute to your health. :D
Laughing will definitely extend your life. ;)

Okay... I have to go find an e-birthday card to send to my daughter.
Today is her 24th birthday. She is coming hom this weekend for us to celebrate.

Have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Tuesday Tip....


10-28-2003, 08:31 AM
Hello cchicklets
It is 39 outside this morning Brrrrrr
Work yesterday was terrible all our computers were down since Friday. Something in the phone lines. We could not check books in and only check them out on paper now we have to type all that in. We have returned books piled up everywhere.

DH leaves for Mi tomorrow on a business trip. Wish I could go with him. He is going to Detroit. I could see Thin:)

Food was so so yesterday. Son and I had vegies last night DH went to American Legion.

Well better run. Going in early to get books checked in.

Terri in MO
10-28-2003, 08:44 AM
:bravo: for all the renewed enthusiasm! Thin and 2Cute - you can do this and you are worth it! It just has to become a top priority in our lives in order to not fall back on old ways. Like Dr. Phil said today ... this is something we have to manage; its not a cure. There will be days when you manage it well and some days not. :bravo:

No time for replies. I'm going to go do some time on the stationary bike. Have a great day! :wave:

10-28-2003, 10:03 AM
It's great to see everyone so enthusiastic this A.M.

I missed my meeting yesterday but am OP. I have a brother who was severely mentally and physically disabled since infancy. He was not expected to live past 3 mos. He passed away Sunday night, at age 47, so I have been making arrangements, etc. I do have some Aunts and Uncles to fall back on for assistance and comfort as well as many. many close friends who are there for me so I'm very lucky. Anyway I'll be back in a couple days.

Take care and hug your loved ones.

10-28-2003, 11:00 AM
J-ann...I am so sorry for your loss. {{{{Hugs}}}} and prayers to you. Take care.

10-28-2003, 11:21 AM
J-ann - My thought and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

10-28-2003, 12:33 PM
Hugs JoAnn

Stepping Out
10-28-2003, 01:43 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. You and your family are in my prayers.

10-28-2003, 02:50 PM
Hi Ladies.

I have a minute so I decided to stop in and THANK YOU all for the kind words.

I've also decided to lessen the j-ann, Joanne, Jo Ann confusion and add my name to my sig. So now you have Joanne, Jo Anne and JUDY ..... Ta Da!!!!!

I'll be back when I can.

10-28-2003, 03:06 PM
Hi Everyone,
I am just procratinating at getting back to work so I thought I'd stop back in for a few minutes. Over lunch I was catching up on the past couple days of the "Skinny Post" (I signed up to have it e-mailed to me each day). The one about "momentum" really hit a chord with me. It's so true..... I was so motivated for months and months and then I took my two vacations and now I am having the hardest time getting my momentum back. She talks about exercising and that if you exercise on Monday you have more momentum to carry you through the week, but if you skip Monday you are more likely to skip Tuesday, Etc. So true for me....I missed the gym yesterday morning and this morning, now I am playing the mental game with myself to get there tomorrow morning. I've got to get my momentum back!!!!! It doesn't help that Jeff is working these ridiculous hours --- I am NOT trying to make excuses, it's difficult to juggle the house and dogs, etc. when my hubby is no where to be found for days on end. (due to work, don't get any other ideas! :lol: )

Work is calling, I better get back to it! I'll catch up with everyone later!


10-28-2003, 07:22 PM
Where is everyone? I was all set to sit down and read everyone's posts and :( there aren't any here.

Come out, come out, wherever you are....

I guess I'll go be productive for a little while.


10-28-2003, 07:42 PM
2Cute asked:
did he have to be born male? YES
I assume you don't want him married already. correct

Does he have to have a job ?? Absolutely or extremely wealthy
Remember... I did not promise he would as tall and good looking... only that he will be a live breathing MALE. Yes I do want him breathing
That way we can make each other breathe heavily from time to time. :s:
The catch is, 2Cute, I need him before Christmas!!! At work they have a Christmas party – go to a play and stay overnight in the Cities – I am the only single person working here so need you to work fast.

Judy, my thoughts, and prayers are with you. You are fortunate to have so many sources of support.

Way to go Thin. One day at a time is my new motto.

Goodness Barb what an ordeal. I have trouble taking care of ONE cat! :eek:

10-28-2003, 08:03 PM
I am setting here at work eatting M&Ms. Our childrens person is making goodies for her story time tomorrow and she is making me eat M&Ms:o

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