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03-28-2001, 11:49 AM
Hello and welcome to the Thin Group! We are a great group of ladies (but men are welcome if there are any who care to join us) who have one thing in common. We are all working together toward our goal of being healthier in our daily lifestyles and to lose weight in 2000. There are all different ages and backgrounds here and we all have different ways of losing our weight. We all love to have fun and laugh, but we also give a lot of support, encouragement and motivation for one another. Please feel free to post with us - just jump right in and believe me, you will be welcomed with open arms. The more the merrier!

Please feel free to check out our website and learn more about us at:

Love, CJ

03-28-2001, 08:55 PM
Hi Ladies....

Where is everyone at? I finally check in (3rd day in a row) and no one is around..... must be to busy...... emmmm I am just popping in to say hi.... had a fairly good day today.... weigh in is tomorrow afternoon at Weight Watchers.... keeping my fingers crossed.

CJ I am so sorry to hear about your daughter-in-law losing her baby.... what a sad thing.... my prayers are with you and your family.

Signing off for now...... everyone take care.

Love Carolyn :cool:

Secretariat winning the Kentucky Derby, 31 furloughs ahead of the rest of them..... :D

03-28-2001, 10:46 PM
Hi All! :D

Sorry I am so late checking in today, but I was out all day and this is the first chance I've had.

CJ, I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear your very sad news. How devastated your daughter-in-law and son must be, and all of you, of course. My prayers to you and your family.

Regency, so very nice to hear from you again. Too bad about your friend gaining all her weight back - maybe she didn't work hard enough losing to appreciate it. It may take you longer to lose than it took her, but you have kept it off and are continuing. Good for you! Keep up the good work and good luck at your weigh-in. Won't be long and you will be below the 300# mark. :)

Myself, I am hanging in there. Today was a really busy running around doing errands and shopping day. Hope all the walking will help get rid of some of this weight.

Where are all our people. Jo, where are you. Haven't heard from you for awhile. Hope all is well with you. Judy, you too. What's up ladies?

Take care everyone and talk to you later. Love, G :wave:

03-29-2001, 10:42 AM
Hey Girls!
I hope you all have had a wonderful week. Mine has been busy but good. I've been a bad girl and watching TV right before bed and it is making me loose sleep. See there is this show on Fox Family channel called "Real,Scary Stories" I am completely addicted but it scares the crap out of me so I have to watch stuff after it to chill out. :P Stupid...
Oh well.

Gail - Yep I think as long as you are really trying you haven't given up. Just keep pushing through. Last night I REALLY wanted to eat the leftover chinese I had in the fridge. It was calling me. . . "Gina . . . you're really hungry aren't you?" :) I sat on my bed and thought about what it will be like to wear sleeveless shirts and shorts for the first time in years this summer. That shut the chinese food right up!!!! Keep going girl. You can do it!

Sylvia - Welcome back from Italy. I hope you can find a way to share some pictures with us. I love to live vicariously through others! Way to go. Loosing lbs on vacation is a real challenge. I am proud of you.

Carolyn (Regency) - Sounds like you are still loosing. Congrats!

CJ - Sorry to hear about your daughter in law. Loosing a baby is a terrible thing for anyone to go through.

A big howdy to everyone else. Reach for the stars girls!


03-29-2001, 12:48 PM
Hi there,
How goes everything for you Thinsters?

I have to go downstairs and start cooking cause I am having some dinner company. My daughter, Kelly and her new boyfriend Brian and Ken's sister Janet as well. Am making a bunch of stuff as requested. Like home made Spaghetti and Meatballs, A Mexican layed casserole called Botana's and Broccoli and cheese rice casserole. Everyone wants somethng different I guess. Also made an apple pie and today making a strawberry cheesecake that hubby wants. Today will be a challenge, been trying to be good though. Went to Denny's with Ken before grocery shopping yesterday and was good and had a grilled chicken salad, watched him eat Chicken Fried Steak with cheddar mashed potatoes smothered with that white gravy that adds 10 lbs just looking at it. So was happy I did well last night.

I went to my WW meeting Monday and did good and had a 2 lb loss so that made up for the 1.8 lbs I gained last week. :D

CJ-So sorry about your daughter in law and the baby. That must be so hard for you son and DIL to go through too. My prayers for all of you! Email on the way to you. Can't wait to see you again when Ken and I come to Michigan this weekend for the trial.

ginabob-Good job on turning down that chinese leftovers. I AM PROUD OF YOU GIRL! Thanks for the picture of your beautiful new nephew. What a doll baby!

Regency-Good luck at your WW weight in. Hope the scale moves down down down for you. Sorry you have been sick, but I bet Mom took good care of you.

Sherry-Thanks for the imfo on how to do those images. You are such a sweetheart to do that for us. I don't have the time right now to study how to do it, but will really try when I get back from the trial and work on it. Hope my computer UN-Savy won't hurt me. LOL You are one in a million for posting that. Good for you giving up that sugar in your tea. That will really help you out with your program.

Sandi-I know you are very very busy working and all. But glad you popped in to say hello. Keep on posting when you have the time. WE MISS YOU!

Sylvia-Hey girl, so glad you are back from your trip. Really missed you, this place wasn't the same without you, do you know that? Hope we can see some pictures of your trip too. Can't wait to hear all about the details of your wonderful trip.

angel-eyes-Those angels are pretty easy to make. You just go like this : than type in angel than type in : again and you get this. :angel: Just do them right in a row. If you click on help than go to the smilies section it is there how to do it.

trish-Glad you back is feeling so much better now. Those wineries are right up my alley. Glad you had a good time and got some recipes as well. Hope you enjoy them.

Mary Kay-We want you to keep on posting with us, it doesn't matter wether you contribute or just let us know how you are doing. You are part of this wonderful group and we want to hear from you. Glad your son is back home safe and sound again. I know you are too. Hope things go well for your hubby too.

Kelster-So sorry that you have a sinus infection and hope that you will feel better soon. Take care of yourself.

Zoe-How did your birthday dinner in Shreveport go? Hope you had a great time there. Let us know how it went. That sounds like a great place to eat. All that cajun food sounds wonderful.

Carolyn-Ch-SO how did you like South pacific? I really enjoyed it and loved all those wonderful songs too. How goes it in your WW program? Hope well. YOU CAN DO IT!

Gail-I know you are still hanging in there and trying on your program. You are doing great girl. Thanks your email and sent one back to you a few minutes ago. You too are an angel to me and really helping and motivating me as well to hang in there. Thanks for that!

Chrissy-How are you doing my sis in law? I just emailed you and hope you got it. I can't wait to see you again and give you a big hug. Don't worry let's just hope and pray that this time things go right and the trial goes right through to the end with that monster getting what he deserves. Love you Chrissy!

Hope I got everyone and didn't forget anyone. Speaking of anyone!

Hey Jello and Joanna post again with us. MISS YOU! How you guys doing lately? Let us know!

Love you, Sassy Sharon

03-29-2001, 11:47 PM
Hi All!

Sorry I haven't been around... so busy. I'm not missing again I promise. I thought I would check in before bed. This week has been crazy, what happened to my easy job... lol I guess I spoke to soon! I haven't been getting in before 7:00.

On top of it all it has been a crumby week, my old boss and CEO of the company die of brain cancer. What a terrible tragedy. He was a wonderful amazing man! I looked up to him so much. My dad got laid off today....really not cool. I'm worried about my mom, she gets so nervous. My parents are tough though and I know they will survive.

Then there is me... not a good week.... I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about a year ago... any way I had a bad time and it looks like I am going to have to start some different medication. I am really not looking forward to this as I gained so much weight with the last script... I so don't want to go through this again. Well, there you have it, in a nut shell my week in a review. The Oscars were great... Survivor was EXCELLENT! Don't want to spoil anything...

I need to take some time and read all the posts so I am sorry I didn't address everyone tonight. Take care all.

CJ for the record .... cause I am late.... I didn't lose a thing this week.

hanging at:

Hugs & Kisses

What if the Hokie Pokie is what it's all about?

03-30-2001, 12:16 PM
Hi Guys! :D

TGIF! Gosh this was a fast week. The sun is shining today after a cloudy and rainy past few days. Hope the weekend will be as nice.

Kerri, I'm sorry to hear your news. Lots going on in your life at the moment. I hope the new meds help you. I've heard a bit about bi polar disorder and it can be awfully difficult to deal with. Good luck with that. It does sound like you are in good spirits though, despite what is happening around you. Have faith and everything will work out for everyone according to plan. Let's hope the Hokey Pokey is not all there is. :lol: That made me laugh. I'm glad to see you posting on the Food Journal. It can get lonely on there. It will help you too, I'm sure, to stay on track. When I am willing to put in the effort, it really does help me.

I'm with you on the Survivors. Just excellent! :D

Sharon, how did you do with that big dinner for your family last night? My tofu and stir fries pale in comparison for sure. :lol: I know what a busy time this is for you. Take care and have a safe trip to Michigan. {{{{{SHARON}}}}}

Chrissy, both you and Sharon and your families are in my thoughts and prayers. Let's hope the trial will begin on schedule this time and end quickly and justly. Thank you for the nice email. I miss you but I also know you are going through a very rough time. Hang in there. It will be over soon. {{{{{CHRISSY}}}}} Big hugs to you.

Gina, great job putting that Chinese food in its place. It seems the more we say no and stand firm, the stronger we do get. Keep up the great work! It inspires me to hear about how motivated you are. :D

Well, I hope we hear from some of our other Thinsters soon. Stay well everyone and have a wonderful weekend. Love, G :wave:

03-30-2001, 01:14 PM
CJ- I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of the baby. My thoughts are with you and your family.

HI Ladies...sorry to have not been posting but I've been sick in bed fighting a fever and chills/aches. I hadn't been feeling well since my red-eye flight back from Toronto,Monday night...just feeling pretty crappy. I went to e-merge Wed pm...turns out I have a kidney infection. I used to have alot of these many years ago so I was VERY FAMILIAR with the symptoms...all that was missing when I went to the hospital, was the fever. Sure enough...that night I got it. I've been pretty lucky though...I had kidney surgery 9 yrs ago to correct this problem and this is my first one since then. Of course, there is not much rest when the boys are up and at'em---Mom still knows best!!(hmmpfff..just wish Daddy would do sometimes...) So, just wanted to say a quick hi, and tell everyone to keep up the good work.

03-30-2001, 05:04 PM
Hey Gals!
Well Friday has finally arrived. I am in a darn good mood. Tonight I have agreed to do Tae Bo with my brother instead of my aerobics tapes. SO if you don't here from me again I am a victim of TaeBo and my own clumsyness!!! :p
I have no big plans for this weekend. I am holding steady at 228 lbs(16 down total now!).
And my main goal this weekend is to avoid going out to eat. My best friend is coming into town (she's loosing too) so it shouldn't be to hard to avoid temptation with her.

Sharon - Way to go avoiding temptation at Denny's. It is always more of a challenge when the people you are with are pigging out! Hope your dinner went well. Way to go on the 2lbs down.

Kerri - Sorry to hear about your old boss. It is always hard to loose someone you care about. About the meds, have you asked your doctor about the weight gain factor and if he has any suggestions? I agree survivor was excellent. I actually did a little happy dance around the living shouting Ding Dong the Witch is Dead but that is all I am going to say!

Gail - The sun is finally shining again here too. I sure hope it lasts.

Angel-Eyes - Sorry you have been sick. That sure sounds miserable. Good to hear from you though.

Howdy, howdy to everyone else. I hope you are all doing good. Before I leave you let me tell you a little joke I just got in e-mail. . . :)

A blind man and his seeing eye dog walk into a bar. The man says to the bartender, "Would you like to hear a blonde joke?"

The woman next to him at the bar says, "Before you tell it you might like to know. . . the bartender is a blonde. . . I'm a blonde. . . the person on the other side of you is a blonde female wrestler. . . and the guy next to me is a blonde bodybuilder." "So are you sure you still want to tell the joke?"

"Well" the guy says," Not if I have to explain it 4 times."

Happy Friday everyone!!!!


03-30-2001, 10:25 PM
Hello Ladies and it is the week-end again! I know you don't want to hear this but I can't help it. I am now off school until April 16!!!!!!! Spring break!!!!!!I Love it!!!!!
Okay, I'll settle down.

Regency919 ~ I had trouble finding this post tonight. I finally realized I miss a whole post. Nothing I read made sense. I was just here last Monday. It's good to hear from you and I hope you are taking care of yourself with all your new meds. Good luck to you.

Gail ~ You sound better. I think you must be back on plan again. Isn't it easy to fall off? You take care and I know you'll be fine. I have you pegged as a "strong person". I'll be watching for your posts.

Gina ~ If I watched scary movies at night (or any other time) I would never be able to sleep. I'd have to call my Mom to come spend the night with me. How did your Tae Bo go? I'm afraid my brother would hurt me if we did that together. I'm with you, going out to eat is deadly to me most of the time.

Sharon ~ Those big dinners are killers, aren't they? I did one last week and didn't think I would make it. You are having much better food than I did though.
I loved South Pacific even thou it wasn't the original. I guess I really just love the music. I am doing WW for the 6th time! I must admit this one is easier than all the rest. One thing they told me, way back, is if you have something tempting to eat in the house, wash it before you eat it. So last week I washed what was left of the birthday cake. They were right, I didn't eat it then.

Brite ~ Sorry to hear about your boss, that's always hard. I am sorry about your dad being laid off too. Do you think it will be long? I am sorry to hear about your bi-polar. I have a friend with that and she fights it all the time. Good luck to you.

Okay I'm going on record by saying, I hate survivor. It makes no sense to me. Those people have to be crazy to try that. I finally reached the point where I can say money isn't that important. It might be good for the diet though.

angel-eyes ~ Sorry to hear you are not well. Hope you are better soon. I had the same infection but fortunately caught it early. Take care.

I am so bad about keeping up with everyones postings that I finally just printed this post so I wouldn't leave anyone out. It took 9 pages. If someone is posting while I am tonight, I will catch you later. Have a nice week-end. It is raining here but at least it's not that cold. Love, Carolyn

03-31-2001, 01:16 AM
Hi guys,
By the time you read this it will be Saturday after midnight so I should just say "HAPPY SATURDAY"!

Just busy busy getting ready to go to Michigan for the new trial. Worked today and will work a double shift-12 hour day, cause I requested it. At least I will get one day of work on this next week of pay since I will be off a week at least in Michigan.

My dinner with daughter Kelly and her boyfriend and my sister in law went really well. The food turned out really great and I tried to control myself but did give in to a glass of White Ziefendel wine with my dinner. Hey what is Italian spaghetti without wine? LOL

Kerri: So sorry about your boss, and am sure he will be missed by so many where you work. He sounded like a really nice person. Hope your father gets work really soon. Sounds like your parents are not gonna get down about it from what you say and will hang in there till something comes their way. I hope that the new medication will help you.

angel-eyes: Gosh I feel bad about your trip to the emergency room and your kidney infection that you have. Take care of yourself and post when you can and let us know how you are feeling.

Gail: I see you are doing really well in posting on The Thin Group Food Journal. I go and read it all the time. You are staying on your program really well. I'll bet whatever you are doing is agreeing with you. It is sure to show up on the scale. Got your email, thanks for that. You keep me really motivated that is for sure. Hugs to you for that! :D

ginabob: Are you still alive and well after doing your Tae Bo with your brother? I sure hope so, we would miss you. Have a great time with your friend this weekend. Thanks for the funny joke. It gave me a good laugh.

Carolyn-CH: So you are on your spring break eh? You lucky dog you! What are you planning to do for it? Anything special? Hey to quote a song from South Pacific-You just "WASHED THAT OLD BIRTHDAY CAKE RIGHT OUT OF YOUR HAIR" or should I say "Mouth" instead. HA HA HA Pretty good if I do say so myself. LOL

Hey all of you Thinster Survivor fans-We had a Survivor dinner party last night. And everyone sat around after dinner and watched Survivor. We all cheered so loud when Jerri was finally off. Man it sure was a long time coming wasn't it? I thought it was gonna be Elizabeth off for sure, but I guess they all hated Jerri so much that they voted off one of their own team members instead of the other team and Elizabeth. LOL Man that is really saying something isn't it? LOL

Well guys I better get going, have a long day working tomorrow so better hit the hay. :dz:

Take care and talk to you later, Love ya, Sassy Sharon :cool:

03-31-2001, 01:47 PM
Tell me where do all the hours in a day go.......I have never been soooooo busy.........don't even have the energy to turn on puter in the evening........

I am trying to catch up on posts......

I hope everyone is doing well

just popped in to say hey.....and that I am still OP......but life is crazy.......

Today is time for my daughter we are going for a hair cut and shopping........check in soon.......and post more.......I have this coming week off........but I am painting........

Have a fabulous day!!!

04-01-2001, 12:39 PM
Hi Ladies....

Things have been moving right along..... I went looking for a new vehicle on Thursday.... what a sticker shock that was...... :eek: but I was able to get the Ford "X" plan through my cousin..... boy did that help... and there were rebates (2002's are already out on this model) and my trade in.... so I came home Friday with a 2001 Explorer.... boy am I a happy camper.... I have been wanting an Explorer for about 4 years now.... the PT Cruiser caught my eye but it was a bit small.... I am grinning from ear to ear.... :D

I weighed in at Weight Watchers on Thursday and I gained 1.8.... but not to worry.... one meal at a time, one day at a time..... thats how it is done.....

Sassy Sharon Your dinner sounded absolutely wonderful.... I love to entertain... its alot of work but its so rewarding in the end to see everyone enjoying themselves.... FOOD is a key factor.... we all love to eat and we enjoy watching others eat too..... I become a "feeder" when I diet.... I want to cook and bake and enjoy everyone else while they are eating....

CH Carolyn Man..... I cracked up when I read that in your Weight Watchers meetings..... they advised you to wash your food before you eat..... thats brilliant.... what a wonderful way to look at eating different foods..... what a concept..... washing the cake.... You can certainly believe that I am going to share that one with my WW class.... and I will also practice this one...... thanks for the bit of advice...

Back to being a "feeder"...... you do realize that some people in our lives are feeders? They want to feed us... its an inner need in them... and as we love food we accept it without even thinking about it... its a power struggle between you and them....

Husbands/boyfriends/mothers/good friends are all suspects..... they are checking their power over you and your willpower.... some call it sabotage too..... people willingly and or unknowingly feed you..... Its sometimes difficult to recognize as the person is someone you love and who loves you..... just keep that in mind when someone suggests that you have a piece of that birthday cake or for that matter a second piece.... "Its ok if you have a piece of cake, its Joey's birthday... help him celebrate".... don't think evil of the person..... but just keep in mind that your will power is more powerful than their power over you..... like I said they may unknowingly be trying to sabotage your way of eating... let's not call it "a diet" its your way of eating to a healthier you.... its a lifetime struggle sometimes and you can't always be on a diet.... oh yes and remember to always wash your food before you eat it..... hehe love that one!!!!!! Just imagine washing it.... if its still there it must be something good to eat... remember sugar dissolves when it is mixed with water.....

I hope that I do not offend anyone speaking of "feeders".... My apologies if I have.... I really didn't mean to lecture... but I've read about "feeders" and realized that I had become one when I lost 130 pounds way back when..... I wanted to feed everyone in sight..... my thoughts were "let them eat... watch them gain the weight while I slim down....." Losing weight is difficult I've been at it all my life..... and being over weight is a very emotional thing... and we need to take charge of what we put in our mouths and not merely eat what someone else suggests.... its not going into their bodies.... its going into our bodies....

I had better close for now.... Everyone enjoy your Sunday... I may go for a ride in my new Explorer..... hehe

Love, Carolyn :cool:

We all deserve flowers today......

04-01-2001, 12:51 PM
Hi Thinsters,
Just wanted to pop in here and say goodbye. Ken and I have the car all packed up and ready to head for our trip to Michigan for the trial. Just wanted to tell my friends goodbye. I will try to post when I can get near a puter, which will be either Chrissy's or CJ's and let you guys know what is happening with this trial.

Regency/Carolyn-Hope you really enjoy the heck out of your new Explorer. They are really nice I always thought. You deserve it girl! Don't worry about that small gain, that is probally your medication or water weight. Keep up the good work on your WW plan.

Kelster-Have fun with your daughter shopping and getting the haircut. Enjoy that time with her cause they grow so fast.

Jello-Hey Jo where the heck have you been lately? Busy with the new apartment, putting your womanly touches on it I'll bet. LOL Post soon, we all miss your wonderful humor.

Chrissy-See you soon sis in law, if we get into Michigan early enought, we will try to stop in to say Hi on the way to Papa's house.

CJ-Can't wait to see you either later in the week. Depending on the outcome of this trial. Good job on your nother 2 lb weight loss. Yay that makes what 7.5 in all? GOOD JOB!

Gail-Thanks for the email you sending wishing me well for the trial. Will keep in touch with you too. Have a great week this coming week.

Well guys, time to hit the road.

Oh ya I guess Chrissy said that that famous columist that wrote those articles that I posted about the trial is sopposed to hopefully come to the trial and I can't wait to see that judges face when the man himself is sitting there with his pen and paper taking down notes to write in his next column about what an incompetent judge he is. LOL Hey maybe that would even make him back off on scheming to have another mistrial. Oh boy I sure hope he comes to the trial that would make my day, or week for sure.

Take care guys and talk to you later, Love ya, Sassy Sharon :cool:

04-01-2001, 08:20 PM
Hello Y'all ~ I have not been around since leaving for Shreveport more than 10 days ago.....why???? because I am ashamed to say that my weight loss has gone to pot!!!! I have been eating like I was thin and trying to gain a few pounds!! :mad: What gives?? I gained 5 pounds on vacation the first week in March, came home and lost 4 of it the first 4 days, then at the end of that week back, had lost only 3 of the 5.......then down another 2, then up 3, then down 1, then, then, then....well, you get the picture. I'm hanging my head in shame guys........I need help. <sigh> Hubby and I will be "starting over" again tomorrow and I'm making myself some 'mini goals' so I am hoping to really get on the ball here..........

I can't stay online now but just wanted to say, CJ, my prayers are with your son and daughter in law. I'm so sorry for them and you and your family.

Love and glad to be back online.....

04-01-2001, 11:03 PM
Hi Everyone. Can hardly believe it is Sunday. Where did the week go? Went shopping for Easter basket stuff for our daughters 2 kids. She didn't want them to have lots of candy, so I got them some useful things like beach towels, sandals, shorts etc. But I did get some candy and each a big chocolate rabbit. What's Easter without one of them?

Carolyn CH...Enjoy your time off. You get a pretty long break don't you? Much welcomed I am sure.

Ginabob...Cute joke. How did the TaeBo go? They have a new class at the gym I go to. It is called Boxercise and is a cross between TaeBo and another kick boxing class they have. I may look into it.

Kelster...Aren't you suppose to rest when you have time off? LOL What are you painting?

Kerri...I have an idea of what you are going through with bipolar. I was diagnosed with panic/anxiety disorder this year. I am on meds and they do a great job. I joined a support group and lots of the people in it are bipolar, so I hear of their experiences. What meds are you on? Maybe there is one that won't make you gain.

C.J.....So very sorry to hear about your saon and daughter in laws baby. Do they have other children? Good to hear you lost 2#. Keep it up.

Zoe...I think setting small goals is a good idea. Sometimes we set our goals too high and then feel like such a failure when we don't meet them.

Sharon...Have a safe trip to Michigan. I hope it all goes well and in your favor this time. Good job on you2# loss.

Regency...I also got a new 2001 Explorer XLT this year and I love it. What color is yours? Mine is Gold. I don't think I will ever have anything else but an SUV from now on. Don't worry about that little gain. Just work harder this week and you will have that and more gone.

Angeleyes....Hope that kidney infection is gone by now. They are painful and annoying. I used to get them all the time, bit knock wood, have not had one in years.

Chrissy.....{{{{HUGS}}}} I hope it all goes well for you tomorrow at court. I will send a little Guardian angel to sit in your shoulder.

Gail....You get right back on track young lady!!!! And that's an order. LOL

Off I go to soak in a hot tub and relax. I lost this post twice and don't want to lose it again. Love to all ...Sandi

Judy and Jo where are you?
And otjhers who have been gone for a while?

04-01-2001, 11:19 PM
The sun is out but it is cool. I believe just seeing the sun is a big help. Time change today has made me kind of whacky. It takes me a week to get used to the change.

Sharon ~ Good Luck on your trip. I will be thinking of you constantly. My prayers go with you and Chrissy and the girls. I hope that writer is there and does that judge in! Keep us posted.

Kelster ~ Your shopping trip along with hair cuts sounds like fun for you and your daughter. Mine would love to tell me how to cut my hair but it's so short now there wouldn't be much she could do. What are you spending your week painting? Don't say your house because it will make me feel bad. Mine needs painting inside and out.

Carolyn ~ I want an Explorer! Lucky you. Enjoy. I bet you are riding around all day today. I'm glad you liked my "wash it" story. It's true. I was having a hard time then with potato chips. I crave salty things! So the girl said I could eat all I wanted, I just had to wash them first. Well one look at wet potato chips will just about take care of a crave! I especially liked your "feeder" story. I never thought about it but it is very true. Thanks for sharing.

Zoe ~ Starting over is a great idea. It means you haven't given up. Good for you. I know you can do it.

Well my vacation officially begins tomorrow when I lay in my bed in the morning and hear that school bus go by.
LOL I will be leaving about Thurs. to go to Florida. We will return on the 14th. Everyone have a great week
(the other) Carolyn

04-02-2001, 12:38 AM
Hi everyone!!!!

I just stopped in to see what everyone is up to......

Sandi Oh...... how I love my Explorer... only mine is the XLS.... just under your XLT.... hehe.... mine is a wanna be a XLT... hehe.... its black with grey interior and dark gray trim on the outside.... I love it.... since the 2002's are already on the market they are pushing the 2001's out the door.... and they only had white, red or black.... my mom and cousin both have white and my friend that car pool with has a red Mountaineer so my only choice was to get the black one..... it'll take a lot of washing I know..... but oh well..... it looks sharp.

CH Carolyn I love chips too... have you tried the new WOW chips? I love them and thats all I eat now... the other chips are so greasy to me now... yuckers.... If you can tolerate the Olean, WOW chips are the best way to go... you can't give up everything.... give them a try if you haven't.

Chrissy Good luck tomorrow... I will say a prayer for you... Not keeping up with the posts I hadn't realized that the trial is set for tomorrow again.... Good luck... and I'll be thinking of you and your family.

Well, I am off to bed..... good night everyone.....
Love Carolyn :cool:

04-02-2001, 09:10 PM
Well my daughter got some funky wild hair do.........actually it looks really good on her....

As for the shopping......another room I go into told me about this great sale on pants.......and they come in tall ....YESSSSSSSS............sooooo I bought a couple of pairs....

CH, Sandi

Yep.....I am painting my see I have this two bedroom apt.......and before me a bachelor lived here and redid the wood is beautiful....but his sense of colour co-ordination...well to put it mildly stinks........and I can't bare to look at it any longer........sooooo I decided on my first week of holidays I would paint......while it is still cool out to do so.......believe you me when I take my other two weeks I am taking off somewhere.....anywhere.....

Everyone have a fabulous day

04-03-2001, 08:49 AM
:wave: Hi Y'all ~ I was not able to get online yesterday due to a dental appt. that had me indisposed for the rest of the day. YUCK! But I'm back to normal and feeling great.

Only a half day today at work because we have box seat for the opening day at the ballbark here in Arlington, TX to see the Texas Rangers. I'm a big Ranger baseball fan so this is exciting. Hopefully, the food won't reel me in and will not call my name. :nono:

hope you're all having a great week so far.....I promise to be "back to normal" here soon,.....(whatever normal is for me...Ha!)

04-03-2001, 09:35 AM
Hello????? Anyone remember ol' Jo??? I'm back. Been gone ... what, about 2 weeks?? How unlike me. Well, I was sorta' out of commish. Spent 2 days in the hospital. See? Told you I was stressed. Woke up in the middle of one night last week having the most amazing panic attack. Rich ended up taking me to the emergency room because I couldn't breathe and kept telling him I was going to die. That's pretty much all I vaguely remember of the incident. That and how I felt like my heart was going to explode. So they kept me 2 days for observation and decided it was just stress, etc. Too much divorce and the ugly old ***** here at work who's apparently trying to make me quit or something and too much worrying about weight loss and all the other trivial stuff in life.

Gotta tell you that it was kinda nice having people waiting on me hand and foot even if I had to go to a hospital to do it. I refused to let Rich tell my parents until a couple days after I came home. Haven't told anyone (well, just a couple people I trust) at work why I was in the hospital. Too embarrassing. I've made a decision though. I'm going to muddle through this divorce thing and not let that .... please excuse the language a moment ... f***ing ******* win anything over me. I'm certainly not going to let the ugly witch here beat me. (Makes me feel much better to know that lots of people - about 95% - here can't stand her horrible, vile, petty personality.) And I'm down 30-ish pounds which is a major accomplishment and I plan to keep trucking along even if I have the occasional stumble. And boy have I had those!!

Another good thing is that I've found a way to clear my head and calm my nerves. It's going for a long walk and/or bike ride!!! Wow, exercise! Go figure. Can't wait for warm weather (it will come, won't it????) so I can get out and get the gardening and yard work done.

And then there's Rich and I'm slowly, ever so slowly (OK, I'm a big dope) realizing what a wonderful gift I have in him. A group of us divorced gals (6 of us) went out for a girls night out on Saturday night. The club we went to was crowded and loud and smoky and pretty awful. Well, it would have been if we were really there to meet men or something. We were just laughing and having a good time. But it was kinda' sad to see those people who were really there trying to find someone, you know. Again, I found myself thinking how lucky I was to have a good strong stable man in my life. Ahhh. Life really is good, even with the little crap here and there.

I have been reading the posts and getting caught up with you guys. CJ, I was so sorry to hear about your son and daughter-in-law. You're all in my prayers. And certainly I've been thinking about and praying for Chrissy and Sharon and the whole family. Please let us know what's going on.

Carolyn, congrats on the new vehicle!!! Feels good, doesn't it?

Zoe, don't worry about slipping up. Jump right back in there. That feels good too.

I apologize to all of you I haven't addressed but I think about you guys all the time. Oh, and I went to my WW weigh-in on Saturday (0.4 lbs. down - what the heck, it's something) and our leader wasn't in so we had a substitute. She was nice and all and at one point started telling us about this great website she'd found. She turned to write the URL on the board for us. WWW.3FATCHICKS.COM. I'm shouting "hey I know that one!!". Pretty funny.

Better get to work now. Still catching up. Fortunately the boss was on vacation last week so I didn't miss too much. Dog to the vet tonight so I have to leave a little early so I'd better get things done. But hey, best news: the sun's out!!!! First time in almost a week!! Spring???? Hello????

I love you guys!

04-03-2001, 10:53 AM
Hey Everyone,
Not too much to report here. My mom is staying with me. That's always fun. I ended up being pretty sick this weekend. I feel better now. Must have been a 24 hour bug or something. I missed work yesterday too. Hopefully it is all behind me now. Well I'm in reverse here. The first few weeks I couldn't really tell I was loosing weight but the scale could. Now I guess the effect is finally showing on me but the scale is stuck!! "Hello scale catch up!!!" I think it's a "time of the month" thing. BUT I do fit into my jeans instead of having to scrunch and I KNOW that I am bloated. I can feel it. So little victories still.

Carolyn - Ahh Spring break. Enjoy yourself. I'll try not to be too jealous. Tae Bo went pretty well. But it doesn't look like my brother will be joining me again. He just doesn't have the motivation. I keep working on him but I know that no one can make you exercise. Guilt only works temporarily!

Sharon - I'll be thinking about you and Chrissy this week. I sure hope everything goes better for you guys this time.
Chrissy - I am thinking about you and praying for you especially this week! Take care.

Carolyn (Regency) - Congrats on the new car. I know you are going to love it. I think those explorers are neat looking. I'm not sure I could get around in something that big!
I have had a feeder in my life. My ex boyfriend. He constantly tried to get me to eat. Just because everyone else was he felt I should too. When we broke up and I mentioned something about my weight he said "you haven't changed at all since we started going out" I had gained 20 lbs. . . Sheesh!

Zoe - Sometimes it is hard to get kickstarted when you just seem to be playing with gaining and loosing the same lbs. Don't be ashamed. It happens to ALL of us. One of the biggest things I miss about living in Dallas is going to all the sporting events. Have fun seeing the Rangers.

Jo - Good to hear from you. Sorry you ended up in the hospital but glad that you got everything checked out. Good thing you have Rich to take care of you. You are right you really are lucky to have him. Sometimes it takes difficulties to make us realize what we have. Terrible that you have two horrid people to have to deal with. They sure can make life miserable if we let them. It is amazing how exercise can help you. I hate to admit it after a life of exercise hating, but it does have some amazing benefits other than health.

Well "Howdy" to anyone I missed. Time to get back to work now. Sit and wait on my computer. YeeHaw!

Love you guys


04-03-2001, 07:23 PM
Hi guys,

This is Sharon on Chrissy's puter. Golly guys, I think this time the trial is gonna maybe actually be a go. We picked the jury yesterday 8 men of assorted ages and 5 woman also different ages-13 in all, cause they have to have an alternate than they pick one out of a hat to be out.

Anyways this judge so far has done a real turnaround and has been so darn nice and mellow this time around. Chrissy and I think that the first time he was really mad cause we appealed and got the confession back in-you know sort of "How dare they go over God's/MY head" LOL But this time I guess he maybe over it and with those 2 articles that that columnist Pete Waldmeir wrote that he doesn't like all this bad publicy. So it just may be that he is sick to death of us and wants all of us out of his face cause he must know we would be back again if it was another mistrial like last month. So he is even rushing us along and not even sneaking some of his other cases in, in between like the last time. Boy he is more fair and even sustained our prosecutor's objections 3 whole times. YAAAAA He doesn't talk down to him like the last time and all sweet to the defence attorney whom we think there must have been something going on there and they must have a falling out of somekind. LOL

So anyways guys it is a go and are we ever glad. Now tomorrow all they have to is the closing statements, instructions to the jury and than they will go off to try to reach a verdict and hopefully it will be the one we want "GUILTY" Premediated murder or at least 1st degree murder and also the armed robbery-felony too So keep on praying for us guys, cause we need all the help we can get.

Chrissy took the witness stand about finding their abandoned van and really did amazing job and was a tower of strength. I was really proud of her with all my sister in law has had to endure this past year and a half since my brothers murder.

One more thing this time is our prosecuter (the same one as before) is really sharp and on top of things and and he is doing a great job. Last time he only had a couple of days to get familiar with this case. So he has really done his homeword. So tomorrow will be it let's hope and pray.

Talk to you guys soon and thanks so much for all your encouragement and support so far. I will post again when I can. Jo welcome back and hope you are feeling better. Missed you!

Love ya, Sassy Sharon :cool:

04-03-2001, 08:00 PM
Hi Ladies...... :wave:

I am home from work just relaxing now and reading the posts..... My boss was just granted permission to get on the internet at work and while he was gone today he said that I could "play" with it if I wanted to... I pulled up the post but didn't reply because by the time I found the post about 10 minutes had gone by and "Big Brother" watches you at work.... so I read a couple of the posts and signed off..... you are suppose to only do "work related" stuff.... and they monitor it. The "Internet Explorer" icon sits up in the right hand corner and when they are watching you it spins around and turns into a world.... then back to the explorer icon.... thats how you know they are watching... if its a "legal" (work related) site they don't watch..... it almost feels like a camera stuck in your face..... thats a nono :nono: hehe

Yes.... I am enjoying my new Explorer.... BUT..... you know how it goes.... I have to take it in for service tomorrow.... the whole right side, the speakers do not work...., no spare tire, and no cargo privacy shield.... and he didn't throw in the floor mats.... I get everything except the floormats.... JERK.... hehe There is even a "hook" in the carpet for the floor mat to be hooked on so that the driver's side doesn't keep slipping around... now why would Ford design their vehicles with a hook for the floor mat to hook on to if you can't get the darn floor mat.... doesn't make sense does it? No other floor mat has a hole in it so that it can be hooked up...... oh forgive me.... I am rattling.... it just upsets me when sales people take advantage of a woman.... makes me sick.

It was good to hear from you Jo.... so sorry that you were in the hospital... but good that things are okay..... I've only been back a few days myself..... Give the boss lady at work less thought time..... out of sight out of mind isn't it? Just try not to think of her..... I know its hard to do..... just try to lay back and relax where she is concerned... she may go away on her, another promotion, or another department or something... she's only in your life a short time.... don't sweat it..... your health is much more important.......

I miss CJ.... I hope everyone is doing okay.... my prayers are with you CJ... and my prayers are with Chrissy and her family too.... and you too Sharon, my prayers are with you.... and the trial.

My sissy, Joanna, called me a couple of hours ago... it seems she is on a plane heading for Toronto, on business.... she is stopping here in Detroit from Lexington but I won't be seeing her as her lay over is only for about an hour..... but I did tell her if she is delayed any longer to give me a call. She will only be staying over night in Toronto, and a meeting tomorrow and then leaving for home..... I know that she has changed her work hours to 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. I know her new love "Tim" works from 12:00 noon or 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Something like that... so they can spend more time together away from work.... so I don't know when she will be posting again..... she told me to get my butt to posting... and I haven't seen her around.... whats up with that???? :(

I did make a phone call to England today.... we talked for nearly an hour... he was in no rush to get off the phone, "HER" name was never mentioned.... of course the reason I called was to brag about my Explorer...... yee haw.... boy did I butter up that conversation..... hehe shame on me... hehe.... but it was so much fun.... I didn't actually rub it in.... he knows that I have been wanting one.... and he knew that I drove an old van that I really didn't like (not a man magnet) like my new Explorer... hehe.... that part I kind of rubbed... hehe.... it was really odd because he usually rushes me off the phone, 20 minute conversations as he is waiting to call her or she is calling... not today.... I know, I know, shame on me I shouldn't be thinking thoughts like.... gee, did they break up?..... I know they probably haven't so don't get my hopes up thats for sure..... may be he was thinking about my new "guy magnet"... hehe I could be so lucky.... hehe All in all it was a nice conversation... very upbeat.... on both of our parts... he always thanks me for calling.... blah... blah..... I can still dream can't I? hehe ;)

I am going to say good night for now.... maybe I'll be back later tonight to see whats happening......

Everyone take care and be good......
Love Carolyn :cool:

Flowers for all my friends...

04-03-2001, 08:07 PM
I kept popping in here today to see if there was any reply from Sharon/Chrissy on how the court went today. I did get an email yesterday from Chrissy and she did say she was taking the stand today. So I see Sharon posted some news. Thanks Sharon.

Chrissy/Sharon....I am so glad things are finally looking up in your favor and this trial looks like a go now. You will be in my prayers.

Zoe....I have a friend that volunteers and gives tours at the Ranger stadium. We went on one and it was pretty interesting. I'm not a real baseball fan but how did they do?

JO....Glad to see you back. YES, you have a gem in Rich. He reminds me so much of my hubby. It was strange reading your post because it was about a year ago when the same thing happened to me. Then it happened again. And then again in Dec. Until they finally diaganosed it as panic/anxiety attacks and I am on med now for it. Funny thing is, I have no real stress in my life. So sometimes stress is not the cause of the symptoms. It can be a chemical deficency in your brain called serotonin. Anyway that,s what they figure with me.Hope you never have anotherone. They are very scary aren't they?

04-03-2001, 11:24 PM
I don't want to bring anyone down.....but I was given some very bad news best friend died this morning...she was only 37

Even though I find this sooooo hard to has heart aches with sadness...

I just want to say...that we never know when it is our time...sooooo no matter if we are fat or thin.....having a good day or bad.....please live each day to its fullest...

not sure when I will post next...I have to go to NY for her funeral...

everyone take care and God Bless

04-03-2001, 11:25 PM
Hi Ladies,....Sharon/Chrissy....Finally!!! Could this be the same Judge? So glad to hear he's had a turn about, hopefully it will be smooth sailing and a guilty plea.

Jo-Sorry to hear about your stay in the hospital but it was a good precaution that they kept you there, and besides its always nice to be fussed about. Oh and by the way....Rich sure sounds like a keeper to me!

Well I'm almost back to my old self, finally the medication I was taking for my kidney infection has started to work!!!Amen!!! But now my son is sick. He has had a fever off and on for a good 2 wks now, and was also complaining of a headache...turns out he has a severe sinus infection.

As for my weight...still at the same 206lbs. I'm trying so hard but no go...nothings going to budge that darn scale, my pills need to be taken w/o dairy products within 1 hr of taking the medication and should be eaten with food. Soooo, I'm eating more carbs than usual-hence the same weight plateau....(I think) So just like the little engine that could...I'm still going full steam ahead and who knows...maybe it'll be inches lost!

All the rest of the ladies....take care and don't forget weigh-in is tommorow....BE GOOD!
Take care,bye

04-04-2001, 12:28 AM
Hi everyone.......

Just dropping in to say goodnight....

Kelster My heart goes out to you for the loss of your best friend.... its so hard to lose someone you care so much about..... I will keep you in my prayers....

Chrissy and Sharon Finally a break for you concerning the trial.... I find it hard to believe its the same Judge too.... The bad publicity must have done some good for this Judge to do a turnabout like he has.... good for you..... I too am hoping for a guilty verdict....

ginabob Feeders come in all sizes and sexes..... we knew they existed but there wasn't a name for them until recently.... just be aware of them and who they are and you can stay on top and be in control and maintain a losing weight attitude....

Well.... it is past my bedtime now... so good night to all... and be good.....

Carolyn :yawn:

04-04-2001, 12:43 AM
hi everyone! just wanted to stop by. i haven't weighed in awhile, it will probably be next week when i do. sorry if my typing isn't very good, my cat is stretched out accross my arms and it is very hard to type. he is comfortable ha ha

kelster ; so very sorry to here about your friend, that is such a young age. you are right we should all live like this may be our last day. {{{{HUGS N PRAYERS }}}}}

Chrissy and sharon; i hope you get the verdict to you have waited a long time to get{{{{hugs and prayers}}}

cj;sorry to hear about the baby.

jo; take care of yourself panic attacks are sounds like you are turning things around though. hang in there

well, tomarrow is my first day off in 6 days. it is soooo nice. my hubby is on vac this week(he has more time than I do) we have to take the cats to the vet and i have to go shopping and i don't know what else. I DON"T have to cook for anybody unless I want to.
The masters golf tournament is in town,YUK traffic is terrible. It rained them out today which meant we were busy because they had nothing else to do. Just a few more days...............................

Well, I amgoing to go take a shower and wash this smoke smell off of me. take care everyone and will talk soon. Mary Kay

04-04-2001, 09:35 AM
Good morning all. And yes it is one. Thanks to all of you who offered support and words of wisdom. Knew I could count on you for that stuff. :)

Sharon and Chrissy, I'm so glad to hear it's going well. Hopefully, it'll really happen this time. You guys deserve only the very best ending to this terrible part of your lives. I'm thinking of you!

Kelster, I'm so sorry to hear your news. You're right. You have to live life to the fullest because you never know what might happen. You're in my prayers.

Mary Kay, enjoy your day off!!! Your cat sounds like mine. LOL. :lol: I'm comfy, don't even try to move me.

Carolyn, good job on the call to England. Cool and casual, that's the way to be. :smug:

CJ, are you OK? Miss you. :cry:

Hey, have any of you heard of Pretty cool website run by a woman who's been a weight watchers member for years. Lots of stuff like recipes and a forum and stories from readers and points values for lots of restaurants. I've only poked around a little so far but it's very impressive.

Have to go now. The sun is shining today and it's FINALLY supposed to warm up a bit. Yard work this weekend?!?!?! Crossing my fingers.

Have a good one!
Much love, Jo.

04-04-2001, 12:31 PM
Good Morning All!

Has anyone missed me? I've been around, but kind of invisible for the past few days. Had my internet service changed over to cable. E-mail wasn't working until this morning. Everybody please take Please change your address for me, I'd hate to miss out on all the mail I get from all of you! ( a little scarcastic? mumble, mumble) I'm really excited about this (what a dull life I must live, huh?) it's so much faster than the old connection.

CJ...So sorry about the baby. Hope all goes well. The e-mail I sent you this morning was a test the cable man asked me to send to check if it was working ok.

My son and family came to visit this past weekend! I got to hold and spoil my new grandaughter for the first time! She is so beautiful (of course)! Sure wish they lived closer so we could visit more often. He is in the Navy, with Systems Adm. in Houston, Tx. He asked me "Mom, if you think Houston is far away, what will you think if we have to spend time overseas?" I can't stand the thought of not seeing them for years. Makes me want to cry.

Chrissy, Sharon and Family......I'm praying this trial will end soon and favorably for you. HANG HIM BY HIS*****
Well you know what I mean!

Jo.....You were missed! I wondered if you were out tooling around in your Barbie Mobile! Sure sorry to hear you were in the hospital. Hope all goes well now. Take a deep breath and tell all the stress to begone. I have enough for both of us! LOL

When my daughter moved out, over a year ago, her room was left empty. I had new carpet put in last week, and while my son was here, I got all my STUFF moved in! My computer, sewing machine, cedar chest, cardio glider, etc. All the things I've had to leave stored in the garage for what seems like forever! I have soooo much organizing to do, and my own room to do it in!

A big "Hello" and good wishes to everyone else. Gotta get moving this morning. Oh, yes, before I forget, (drum roll, please) I've lost 2 more lbs! Whoopie!

Hugs, Judy