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
STAYING ON PROGRAM IS 2 POINTS
DRINKING YOUR WATER IS 1 POINT
EXERCISING IS 1 POINT
CURRENT CHALLENGE IS UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST. TO LOSE 30 LBS BY THEN.
POSTING A WTG: A WTG IS WHEN SOMETHING NON WEIGHT LOSS HAPPENS TO YOU LIKE A NEW DRESS IN A SMALLER SIZE. TO POST A WTG, USE ALL CAPS AND POST IT IN PINK. FOR EXAMPLE: WTG: I rode my bike 2 miles instead of one today.
LBS DOWN FRIDAY :wizard: : POST YOUR LBS LOST FOR THE WEEK ON FRIDAY AND I WILL COMPILE THEM AND POST THEM TOGETHER WITH OUR LBS DOWN :wizard:
11-14-2003, 09:14 AM
FRIDAY: Fabulous Lbs Down Friday! How we doing girls! Tell us your lbs down! I know you are all doing well!
WRAP UP POINTS!
Judy: You may want to think about something for in the future. Several years ago, Jack and bought a phone with a pay as you use kind of thing and have never changed. We didn't have credit to buy a regular program, so we just bought a phone and we buy time every 60 days for it. Now WE don't use our cell phone a lot and it stays in the car most of the time just for emergencies, but it may be a better deal for you to not only keep you from using it so much, but cutting down on the expense. There are several companies that do it nowadays, but we use tracfone and do everything over the internet. We originally bought a phone at radio shack all those years ago, but you can do it all online now. I am glad you got a little piece of mind and I think Joy is right on. When Jack was in the Navy we were hand to mouth ALL the time, never could catch up because I didn't work. My kids needed a mom at home. We are here for you through EVERYTHING! If you would ever like to talk to me privately about anything, just pm me and I will give you my e-mail address. I have been through everything from car repossession to having my phone cut off and not being able to get another one for a long time.
You ladies have an absolute terrific day!
11-14-2003, 10:01 AM
Good Morning Ladies!
WEll, I just unexpectedly got my exercise in. We are having terrible winds here, and a big tree of our blew part way into the road. There's no gas for the chainsaw (and dh won't let me use it anyway :lol: ) so I just headed out with a regular old crosscut saw and hacked away at it until it was small enough to drag back out of the way. I'd have waited till later, except it was right at the end of a blind curve, and I could just see someone getting into a bad wreck if I didn't move it right away. I feel better now and am actually energized by the outdoor exercise.
Got all 4 points again yesterday! Woo hoo.....2 in a row! No pounds down to report, but at least Ididn't go up. I'm determined to get past that 220 mark this week! It's held me up for 3 weeks now, and I've HAD IT!! I'm starting back up with the food journal (let it slip the past few weeks) and am NOT going back for seconds for any reason! Last night I made a lovely bean and leek dish with ham......had very few calories, so I told myself I could eat as much as I wanted. I ate more than I should cuz I was STUFFED and uncomfortable! Just because I "can" eat more of something doesn't mean I should!
Well, hope everyone has lots of pounds down this week! Faye, I'm psyched to see you in that red dress!!! please post a picture! It's very smart of your son to change wedding plans like that. My dh and I ended up doing almost the same thing. When I started making out a guest list there were like 200 people that I HAD to invite....then the $$$$ started adding up and I got overwhelmed. I called my mom and told her we were just going to elope. She freaked out (cuz I'm the only kid of hers that actually got married...lots of grandkids, but only one SIL). She said "WAIT, Call me back in an hour!" So I did, and she had organized EVERYTHING! She had a church, a preacher, a hotel for out of town guests, a restaraunt for the reception. "Just show up with a man and a dress, everything else is done!!" It was so funny, but I had absolutely no stress! I had a nice church wedding, with 12 of my family in attendance. None of my friends had to feel bad about not attending because we went to Tennessee for the ceremony (we were living in NC at the time). I think the whole thing cost under $1,000.00 and the best part is I REMEMBER every minute of the day! Lots of people get so caught up in the details and stress that they don't fully enjoy what's happening. Plus, I just couldn't wait a whole year to get married!
Oooh, long winded again.....must be the beans from last night! :lol:
See you later!
11-14-2003, 10:01 AM
GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFULS!!! Well only got 3 points yesterday... no formal exercise... had no power for almost 4 hours so i didnt do much... My back is still bothering me... what because i go to the doctor to have it looked at it starts acting up?? LOL every day this week i have woken up sore... hurts ro breath or move to sharply... so i get up and put on my bra then prop myself up on some pillows... Anyway... i am going to try just doing some stretching.... laying on my back... slow and simple. I have been under on calories as well lately... but i havent been hungry so i dont eat...lol I hope all of you have a fabulous day... remember to take care of u... love you all
11-14-2003, 10:52 AM
I get another dancing banana!! I lost 4 more pounds!!!!:cb:
(that banana is the goofiest thing---makes me smile) Thank you ladies for being here and keeping me on track---just reading your stories helps me tremendously.
Julie, I want to come live with you!!! I love Texas, but fall is my favorite season and we just don't have one here. I bet it is beautiful where you are. I am originally from Chicago and I miss the wonderful colors of fall.
Joy, wonderful words to live by. I have printed them so I can read them again when I get to feeling overwhelmed. Your mother-in-law sounds like a terrific lady.
Faye, thank you, I will pm you you are very kind to offer and I really could use your wonderful advice and encouragement. I did sleep well last night, and I am looking into pre-paid cell phones. I don't like driving long distances, alone, without the security of a cell phone----just in case.
I just need to remember to take it one day at a time, and I thank you wonderful ladies for reminding me that I am not alone and that there are people out there that care.
I am so glad I found ya'll!!!:thanks:
11-14-2003, 11:26 AM
POINTS POINTS POINTS POINTS:
Total lbs down for me from last Friday: 7! Woohoo. Judy has 4 which is 11 so far. Anybody else want to contribute to the weeks losses as a group?
Ok, I need to blow off before I explode. First off, I am irked at dh because I am being husband and wife right now in all aspects because I have to and I just can't be responsible for EVERYTHING! He didn't take his meds last night because I didn't NAG his butt. I got mad at him about it and told him he has to figure out how to remember because I can't continually be watchng over him.
On top of that, they are saying we need to file FLMA papers even though Jack has 22 sick days on the books. I am terrified we won't get paid next week. It seems to me that if you have paid time off you don't need to file paperwork because this is for up to 12 weeks UNPAID time off and he has sick time with a dr excuse. I am up to the stress level of popping my cork. We have to have that money to live on. It is all we have and darn it we are entitled to it. That is what it is for, sickness! Anyway, I just needed to talk because right now I am pretty stressed. I am going to take a shower and then go to the store I think as I need a couple things.
11-14-2003, 12:23 PM
4 points for yesterday and 1 pound down. It seems that my body only likes to lose 1 pound at a time no matter how "good" or "bad" I am.
Faye: 7 pounds!!! That's incredible
Judy: Fabulous work with 4 pounds gone!
happy dance dot
11-14-2003, 01:38 PM
Way to go Faye and Judy and Susan!! You too rock...everyone in here rocks.
I'll let you know how it goes on Sunday with pounds down for me.
Oh my weird
WTG: is that TOM is finally parting with me it seems...pleeeease cross your fingers he does:crossed: :crossed: :) I feel less bloated already.
Okay that's all for now gotta run.
11-14-2003, 02:24 PM
Susan: YOU GET A :bravo:
TOTAL LBS DOWN THIS WEEK FOR THE GROUP SO FAR IS 12!
:cb: :cp: :hat: :dance:
Dot: Here's to hoping TOM goes away for awhile at least until the next time he is supposed to visit!
Well, I was so miffed I contacted the dept of labor about this FMLA thing and they are checking into it and will e-mail me back the answer so I just have to wait. My big thing right now is being nervous about them paying us next week on his regular payday. Oh, well, until then, I can do nothing about it so I have to not stress out, right?
I better go ladies. I am freezing today, but am trying not to turn on the heat!
11-14-2003, 02:25 PM
HEY everyone....so far,so good today....I wanted to ask yall please keep this family in your prayers,I do not know them ,but this morning a bus was hit head on by a young father,26,and he was killed...his 4 year old son was with him and he is in critical condition....there was only 7 children on the bus and only one was seriosly hurt to take to the hospital....I really feel for the mother of this young child,as her son is in a coma and she has lost her husband...it happened right down the road,and I panic when I heard the sirens,thinking it was my children's bus ,as they had just left not to long before I heard them...it just breaks my heart....please keep them in your prayers..the man came over in front of the bus,they are not sure why yet.....on other thoughts ...I just wanted to say that I love all of you and if I ever come into big big big money I will certainly take care of all of you ,as yall are truly my friends....will check back in later...love and hugs...Joy:)
11-14-2003, 03:27 PM
I am thinking about all of you and praying for your peace and happiness.
Faye- Slow down and take a deep breath. This too shall pass. You know as well as I do that HE will provide. Everything will work out. Think about thw worst of financial times for you and Jack. You're both here and are ok right? That's what matters most, You have each other, your loved ones and your spirituality. Everything else will fall into place. ((((HUGS))))
Sandybrat- Feel better soon. I am so worried about you. I've noticed not so many LOL's in your posts, let alone not as many posts altogether. :cry: ((((HUGS)))
Judy- The same goes for you as for Faye. Consider this time a lifelearning lesson for you and do the best you can with what you have. I have been so down and out before that my 1st hubby, my 9 month old baby girl and I were homeless in the dead of winter. We slept in our car freezing. My baby on my chest covered in blankets. She was warm, but I sure wasn't. My face was freezing. I'm one of those people who fear suffocation, so no blankets over the face. OOPS Off track there for a sec. My point was that we overcame that and both of us have learned from our mistakes that put us in that situation. Now being homeless is one of my biggest fears in life. If i pay nothing else, my mortgage always gets paid. Yet I also understand
11-14-2003, 05:15 PM
I got a unique form of exercise today. I took part in the official World's Largest Pillow Fight. :dizzy:
Oh my goodness my heart nearly broke when I read about that bus accident, my prayers are with them and with all of you.
11-14-2003, 06:37 PM
What I was trying to say was that I also understood what Judy was saying about having to take care of yourself or you won't be able to care for others.
Anyhoo- I get points for exercise and O/P yesterday, but only 40 ounces of water. I'm considering putting myself on a week challenge to get me back on track with the whole water thingy.I'll let ya know.
Faye you had me cracking up on that whole climbing the stairs thing! I mean I was literally laughing out loud!:rofl: The only difference between me and your friend is I'm the one wanting to climb the stairs all the time!! :o
Dang 30's :lol:
Mirabelly had me rolling too with the whole visual of the PMS rage engulfed woman with an axe!! :rofl:
Thanks for the smiles!
Oh yeah I lost 0.4 of a pound, not much but ahh well onto another week. I am also considering changing my weigh in day to Monday. I'm thinking that if all weekend long I know I'll have to weigh in opn Monday that maybe I'll behave better on the weekends. That seems to be the time that I get most off track. Hmmm I just dunno...:dunno: Sorry.. I just had to do that...he's so cute! I do love that crazy banana too though! :cb:
Have a great weekend!
11-15-2003, 01:33 AM
Well, I was thinking tonight, "oh I don't have to go to the gym today. I'll do fine skipping a day" But by golly I went and did it anyway even though it was already past 8. That used to be one of my biggest downfalls. I would think "oh this food won't hurt me if I only eat a little, or once" wich if course would turn into 3, 4, 5, times. So I overcame!
Ok, I can foresee a personal challenge comming up in the near future. I appear to be developing a wee bit of a crush on a fellow in one of my classes, :stars: and since I'm still stuck on the 13 year old thinking of "I have feelings = guy automaticly not interested" if I were to ever use an excure to eat chocolate this is it. but I WON'T GIVE IN!
hmmm it seems my TOM snuck up on me. :lol: I just figured out today what that stood for!!! (I usually at least get some sort of mental warning but not this time! (hmmm this may explain certain things in the last paragraph)
Lisa: Go for the week challenge, I'm sure with a boost and a little time the water will get back on track.
And for each and every one of you :grouphug:
11-15-2003, 07:17 AM
SATURDAY: Sunny Thoughts Saturday! Today is the day to have happy thoughts and pass them on!
Good morning girlies!
Hope you are still snoozin except probably Pam who is working because she always seems to be WORKING!
I got an answer about the FMLA thing from someone here on the boards who peeks in. I had just better see that money in our checking account after midnight on Wed!
It is supposed to rain all day here today so I guess it is a good thing I am going to try and clean today. Boy, it sure does come around fast. I seem to always be cleaning something! :lol:
For those of you who posted: OUR WEEK TOTAL LOSS WAS 12.4 LBS. Let's keep up the good work!
I will check back in later when everyone is up and at em and post points!
11-15-2003, 08:53 AM
Good Morning My Lovelies!
pts for yesterday: 3 water 1 and on program 2, no exercise. I need to journal, writing usually helps me gain perspective, maybe I can figure out exactly why I am resisting exercise.:dizzy: Do not want to become complacent and "con" myself into thinking I do not have to do it as often, BECAUSE I DO!!! If I learned ANYTHING while going to Overeaters Anonymous it is that compulsive overeating (referred to as a disease, AND MAN WAS I EVER DISEASED!!!:lol: :lol: :lol: ), IS A CUNNING AND BAFFLING DISEASE! AND IT IS CUNNING ALRIGHT! I can have all the good intentions in the world, and then start finding any old excuse AT THE SAME TIME. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?????????????????? I KNOW I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT HAPPENS TO!!! ANYONE CARE TO RESPOND!! I JUST HAVE TO DO IT......DONT WORK TILL 3 TODAY SO I HAVE TIME, CANT USE THAT AS AN EXCUSE TODAY:D
Reading back over the last several posts, (didnt post yesterday so I got behind), I definitely concur with you girls on the financial woes!!! My financial instabiliity (many years of it), really did a number on my self esteem, seems like it was directly tied to my feelings (or lack thereof) of self worth!! It is difficult during those (lean) times to be optimistic, to be hopeful, to be able to "see beyond" the next 2 weeks or week, or even month when the income comes!!! Much less have personal goals!!! and be hopeful about your future. Whether self imposed (as much of mine was), or through absolutely no fault of your own, $ woes can be such the overwhelming burden. I am stable now, and it feels good to be able to manage it!!!! I am eternally grateful!! I am convinced it is because my life is coming together on all other fronts, I am much more disciplined now, (but that wee little voice inside my head is still nagging at me, saying "oh girl you are just fooling yourself this wont last, you will revert back to your old ways", talk about "self sabotage" I HAVE THAT DOWN TO A SCIENCE. I TOO HAVE HAD CARS REPOSSED! BEEN VERY DELINQUENT ON CREDIT CARD BILLS!!! I WAS THE ONE WHO FELT I HAD TO BUY FRIENDS!!! ESPECIALLY MEN, ALMOST BANKRUPTED ME, BUT I DIDNT GO THROUGH WITH IT!! And ironically, but not surprisingly spent much of that money on FOOD!! I WAS EVEN ARRESTED FOR A PERSONAL WORTHLESS CHECK!!! IT WAS IN 1992, I BELIEVE,IT WAS THE MOST HUMILIATING, DEGRADING THING I HAVE EVER INCURRED!! I WAS BOOKED AND FINGERPRINTED AND THE HOLE BIT, WAS NEVER LOCKED IN A CELL, BUT WAS RELEASED ON MY OWN RECOGNIZANCE, HAD TO ATTEND A $ MANAGEMENT CLASS AND WAS ON PROBATION!!! Had to meet with probation officer and everything, but did I learn my lesson? NO!! it happened a second time!!! not the actually booking process, but the probation thing! I can look back on all of that now (and sometimes I still find myself looking over my shoulder), scared to death of a checking account!! still, but I recently opened a checking and savings account, and I am taking it very easy, being overly cautious, but I need to prove to myself that I can manage $, We have more than enought $ (didnt think I would ever say that one!!) to meet our needs, (not a fortune, but our bills arent that many), and last month I managed it well! to within just a few dollars, it checked and it balanced. so I know I can do it this month and the next and the next. Ironic that just last year we came close to losing it all (when Jane was out of work), so I still wonder how long it will last, but I am trying to change all that just by taking one day at a time, like everythingelse, right girls??
WHEW!! I DIDNT MEAN TO GO OFF ON THAT TANGENT!! BUT ONLY WANTED TO CONCUR WITH SOME OF THE REST OF YOU, SEEMS TO BE A RECURRING THEM WITH COMPULSIVE OVEREATERS, I COULD EASILY BECOME A GAMBLER!! SO I STAY AWAY FROM CASINOS!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: JUST HAVE THAT "ADDICTIVE" PERSONALITY!!!
Okay, gotta go, have to pick up a friend at work, she has no car, and it is very cold!!! Back later to reply!! I love you all, and whatever struggles you are each going through, just know that my thoughts are with you constantly, we are all STRONG, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN!!! AND WE SHALL OVERCOME!!!
11-15-2003, 01:16 PM
I LOVE ALL OF U BEAUTIFUL WOMEN... U make me feel so loved and safe. coming here is such a breath of fresh air. Lisa i am sorry to have worried u... i am ok... just kinda in a weird funk...lol not unhappy... just kinda in a funk...lol I have a funny... well i think its funny... story. This happened this morning... my husband and i were...how shall i say... starting to climb the stairs... LOL... the kids knocked on the door and DH told them that we would be out later... well.. our 4 yr old Sawyer... picked the lock on our bedroom door! Opened it and well... DH was and still is soooo embarassed... i couldnt stop laughing... so we got dressed... we'll climb the stairs a few times tonight instead of this morning...lol anyway... got dressed and called the boys back upstairs... hunter was standing outside the door as well when sawyer opened it. Hunter is 7... and once they saw us the ran down the stairs to tell there sister...lol shes 10. So, we called them up and i said to them... u know that this is mommy and daddy's room... and when the door is shut u need to knock.. and if we tell u we will be out later u need to respect that and listen. Whta we were doing is a natural thing that people who love each other do... i love your dad and he loves me... theres nothing embarassing about it... thats how we got u guys... so hunter says.. were u trying to make another baby?? and i said No, we were just having fun...lol I want so badly for my kids to know that they can talk to us about anything and if this had happened to me or my husband when we were kids we would have both gotten a beating... some people may think that the way i raise my children is unorthodox or even way to liberal... but they have a right to say what they feel ... just like we do... as long as it is done with respect its ok. Make sense?? ok.. i have babbled on enuf here... I am down to 222.... wooo hooo... i will have to post this and then edit since i cant remember what i was the last time...lol remember to take care of u today... laugh today... its so much fun to just laugh... i love you all... joy the family is in my prayers... pam... u r such an amazing woman... we wont let u sabatog yourself... i cant spell either...lol julie... u go girl swing that axe.. and i know exactly what u r talking about... thats y i am now taking celexa...lol the rest of u lovelies... stay strong... and go out and laugh today!!
thats 3 lbs... wooooohooooooooo! add em to the total faye!! LOL
11-15-2003, 05:35 PM
TOTAL LBS LOST FOR LAST WEEK SO FAR: 15.4!!!!!!!!
:balloons: :bubbles: :cheers:
Pam: I had a check thing happen to me like that only, it wasn't exactly my fault totally. Jack was out to sea this was about 1982 or so and it was in the winter right before Christmas time. Jack was going to be gone for Christmas so my mil sent me her credit card and told us to come to Texas for Christmas for 2 weeks. I had a check returned to the bank from a grocery store because I had forgotten to leave enough money in the account to pay the monthly charge and was like 5$ short. They didn't send it back through a second time. VA Beach has some kind of a freak ice storm while we were gone and the store sent me a cert letter which of course I was not home to get. We had one of those slot mail boxes, the idiot mailman only put the mail half way through, the wind blew it out and one of the things it blew out was the slip saying I had a cert letter. It blew behind the ac and froze there. Long story short, about 2 weeks after we got home, I had a detective at my door. I had never even had a speeding ticket, didn't have Jack to help me, but thank God had a friend whose husband was an officer and they had MONEY! I had to go through what you did even though I tried to explain I knew nothing about it. I went to court and was "convicted" of the misdemeanor because the woman from the grocery store told him I had 4 other checks that were bad at her store. Well of course, that was a lie but the deed was done and I was such a mess about going through it that I wouldn't go back to court and get it reversed and I probably could have considering the judge was going to let me off because I had paid the check right away before even going to court the first time but went on this stupid woman's word that I was bouncing checks. When I called the store about the other checks, she said, "oops, sorry, the name was Melinda." I was so mad I would have strangled her if I had been at the store. If it had occurred now, believe me, I would have drug that *itch back to court to the judge and made her tell him that it wasn't me. Back then, I was just too terrified.
SandyB: We have had the "bust into the room" thing a time or two so I know how that goes and I, like you, found it funny but Jack certainly didn't. You have to see the humor in it after all. Funny how men don't take things like that as well.
I was in such a blue funk I laid in bed and boohooed and felt sorry for myself this morning. Everything had caught up with me I guess. I went back downstairs later and watched House Rules, which spurred me on to thinking about decorating, which makes me totally happy so I got up and cleaned the downstairs really well and did some preliminary decorating of my own. I had white geese motif in my kitchen and changed it to hearts and flowers keeping the blue of course. I am going to buy heart stenciling and stencil the inner part of my kitchen cabinets. My walls are country blue with an off white trim and cabinets, and blue and white drawer pulls etc. Then I took down all my country stuff in the living room, I have a darker shade of the same blue with the off white trim in the living room and it was paneling at one time so the walls look very "beach house" so several months ago I started bying chatchkis of lighthouses, sailboats and the like and am doing my living room in a beach theme. I have to buy some prints for the walls, sand, shells, candles and holders etc but it looks pretty neat already. So, of course I feel fine now except I ate junky stuff today so won't make OP today. I didn't want to stop and cook so ate what was at hand which was snackwell choco chip cookies, deli ham, etc and overdid it I think.
Well, girls, I am pretty grungy from working downstairs (I also waxed the floors which always takes times) so I am going to get a shower and put on something slinky for my husband. He is already upstairs....... :devil: :s: :lol:
happy dance dot
11-15-2003, 10:37 PM
Sandy B- very funny story about the bust in the room. But I must say I think you did a great job handling it, and agree with your way of thinking...hey as long as the respect is there you're ok.
Faye- oh boy you do lots of cleaning...my respect goes out to you. I wish I could clean more, not that I am a wreck, but next to you I probably would be.
Susan- glad to hear you're doing good.
Everyone else take care and I'll talk with you tomorrow.
11-15-2003, 10:42 PM
I went to the football game today and we had a SPECTACULAR WIN : OSU 43, Stanford 3!!!! GO BEAVES! Anyway, this brings me to my delema and I just need a place to vent about it. I am set up to transfer from my current school OSU, to U of O. This summer it all made perfect sence. I did not have a good experience last year for several reasons and I wanted to get out. So I applyed, was accepted, and started the transition to the new system. But, this term here at OSU has made me realize the things about it that I really love. So now it seems no matter what I do, go or stay, I'm going to be disappointing someone. There are people looking forward to me going to the U of O, and those that will be sad to see me leave OSU. The thing is...I want to do both but I know I can't and I just don't know what to do and I have to decide finally (again) in the next week or so. I just feel so bad for having built all this up only to waver once again. I realize now that last year I wasn't "unhappy at OSU" I was just unhappy, now it seems I've screwed everything up and I'm stuck without a clue because no matter what I do I lose. :stress: :cry:<-times 10
Oh yes and I'm WAY off plan for today, but its a game day and I'll make up for it this week - and 4 points for yesterday
11-16-2003, 08:39 AM
DO NOT POST HERE! WE ARE MOVING TO THE SUPPORT GROUP FORUM SO LOOK FOR US THERE! WE WILL BE DELETING THIS THREAD TONIGHT!