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03-15-2004, 11:40 AM
*:flow1: WELCOME! :flow1: *
You've found a great place to come and vent, brag or ask for prayer support :) This is a great group who will be very encouraging and caring and anyone is welcome to join!

03-15-2004, 11:55 AM
Here is a LINK back to CER's #180 if you need to catch up in reading ;)



03-15-2004, 02:06 PM
Thanks for starting a new thread sunny! The old one was really long. I didn't take a pic of the blanket but it did come out nice pretty yarn, great job on all the exercise, E.z. sounds like you had a great time out with the kids, you'll get your exercise playing with rylee. Wilma- sounds like you made headway with have ds's clean, sami- hope yopu get good news at Dr.s I had a great weekend, going to Albany tom, for legislative day, there is keynotes speakers, and discussion of what laws are before the house and assembly ect. then we meet our representative to say what we would like to see done, how you would like them to vote ect. I went last year and they had Dr. Laura Slessinger a s keynote speaker she was great. Sogetting ready for work but wanted to check in and say hi Mitchy sounds like things going wellI am excited for you. gotta run for now check in later.

03-15-2004, 05:45 PM
HI LADIES :wave:

I see we are a little slow posting now aren't we ;)

Good to hear from SAMI after so long!!

SUE I really like Dr. Laura too, I listen to her a lot. At times she seems to get too big for her britches but overall she has a bunch of good advice for people. I appreciate that you are active in the attempt to keep AMERICA CLEAN!! or at least get it that way!! With all the terrorism around I think it is going to be a long hard fight to OUR KINGDOM!!

SUNNY Hope all the exercise this week costs you lots of pounds!!

MICHELE Glad things are well with Charlie.

SAMI Glad to see your yearly trip for basketball to Wisconsin was a success! I am so glad my children enjoy sports and working out! Sometimes no matter how tired they are they go to the gym--they know they feel better when they do! They love to stay in shape! Oh-they aren't perfect :lol: -they eat junk from time to time and they can be found in front of the TV too! But they do understand that it doesn't take too long to fall back into bad habits, that is why they press forward all the time. My nephew has his first school basketball game today-- the little guy has NO skills but enjoys playing anyway-- he is the one I need to keep pushing to work-out--when I remember I make him do sit-ups and push-ups during the commercials when he is watching TV with me--problem is I don't remember enough! He will go to the gym in the garage on his own though, like last night, and work out on the elliptical for an hour or so--of course we do have a TV in the gym or he probably wouldn't go in there :lol: .

WILMA Boy those boys are really catching on! Good for you mom :) I hope you get your spring weather soon. I talked to my mom in Illinois this morning and she and my grandma REALLY want spring to come soon. Neither one is in good health and they can't go outside, even on the porch, with the snow and cold weather.

Well RYLEE wants to play..gotta go for now...........

03-15-2004, 05:53 PM
Good to see you...


It's been a very busy last two days for me & Joe and today it all caught up to me. I just felt like I couldn't get enough sleep & I couldn't stop thinking about our friend. Joe & I got some very sad news yesterday... we have a very dear friend, Sherry, that has just been told she has pancreatic cancer and it has traveled into her liver... she was operated on this past Friday and when they opened her up to remove the tumor - they just closed her up again, because it was so bad. Just so tragic... she is so very private and doesn't speak much about her problems (& still had not - her dearest friend told us for prayer support). The sweetest person I know and so very talented as a pianist... please pray for Sherry and her family.

Thanks guys for always being there.


03-15-2004, 05:56 PM

You posted while I was... so I didn't see you.
I will be back tomorrow & let you all know the news after
my weight-in and measure - be it good or bad news.



03-15-2004, 06:25 PM

I am new to this thread, and I am thrilled to see that there is a Christian thread! I have problems with my blood sugar, and my Doc. recommended Atkins. So far so good! Allergies are about 50% better, moods stable, and blood sugar stable so far. I refuse to become a diabetic! I live in Houston, and have a 14 year old daughter. Love to meet the rest of you!

:) :D

03-15-2004, 11:35 PM
Newest pictures of Rylee. :dizzy:

03-15-2004, 11:39 PM
Martha Stewart's :lol: jail cell.

03-16-2004, 07:22 AM

:) Good Morning folks... :coffee2:

Well, well, Hello there CAT...
I met you on my Curves thread ;) We always welcome new posts...
hope to see you again soon.


Just love your pictures of Rylee!! I cannot believe how fast she has grown!! And the Martha Stewart Jail Cell :rofl: :lol3: just too funny!
Even though I still feel badly for her...

Yep... more snow posting ~ we are getting blasted again this morning!!! Suppose to get another 6-8 inches :fr: by this evening. Bah! My daffodil bulbs are up about 4 inches already - they are trying to see the light too, but to no avail...

Today I go in for weight & measure @ Curves, but I am not sure the place will be open :?: I may have to go tomorrow morning instead :( I am going to call there before I leave to be sure... I hope you are correct in that all this work has cost me some pounds :D

Hello out there to MICHELE, So happy to hear that all went well with your date with Charlie :) Come back soon...
SPROUT, EEYORE, SPRITE, SHIRL --- you all come back now...

Catch you later...
*God Bless*


03-16-2004, 10:01 AM
It's still blowy and snowy up here. Winter is having a hard time letting go. I am really looking forward to getting into my yard but right now there's still a good foot of snow on the lawn.

I've been behaving with my snacks. Last night I actually DID NOT EAT a piece of saskatoon berry pie. I am quite proud of myself. I am determined to do this challenge. This week I am cutting back and analyzing my evening meal. For tonight I'm doing chicken breasts and mixed veggies. Can't go wrong there!

Gary: Cute pic of Rylee. I showed DS and he too thinks that she looks like our dog when she was a pup. Thought the pic of Martha's cell was a hoot. Living in drab grey surroundings is going to drive her crazy.

Cat: Welcome to you! You've found a great place to come to vent, brag or ask for prayer support.

Sunny: Hope your weigh in was what you expected. Let us know. I go for mine at the end of the month. I can't wait and yet am glad I have 2 weeks to work on getting rid of more.

Well, gotta go. Have a great day!

03-16-2004, 11:05 AM
:flow1: Hi WILMA, :wave:

So happy for you!!! :dance: I know how difficult it is to not snack on what I call 'fun foods'... you are doing wonderful!! Your dinners sound very much like mine... yummy :hun:

NO WEIGH-IN or MEASURE TODAY for me :( :cry:
I messed up! When I got there this morning I saw that Sue (the owner & the one who measures me) was very busy and on the phone, so I went and worked out first - thinking afterwards she'll be free to do it. Well, she said that she will not do a weight & measure AFTER a workout (muscles are too pumped up ) ~ only BEFORE, so I will have it done tomorrow instead. Gotta wait another day. Maybe it's for the best, I do have a pulled shoulder muscle from working out yesterday.

I pray that my numbers are good!! I don't think I lost all that much weight, but I sure do hope I have in inches!

Wilma, I am going to use your words to Cat in my opening post, okay You've found a great place to come to vent, brag or ask for prayer support. --- I liked how you phrased it :) Hope that's okay with you :D


We have about 2 inches of snow from this morning and growing!!! It is quite messy outside right now. I get so concerned for my Joe when the weather is bad!!! He does so much driving and the roads are so bad... would you all hold him in your prayers? Thank you so much!

Well, I must be going... I'll be back tomorrow with the results.


03-16-2004, 12:01 PM
Thought we could enjoy a chuckle :lol:

03-16-2004, 12:16 PM
Hi again... Gary asked if I have gotten anything new in the '1950's' catagory and I/we have, so here are some pics for you guys ;)

Here are some pictures I sent to my folks that Joe & I took the other day - my folks sent us 'no reason' gifts...
*First is the Butter-dish my sister gave me for my birthday
*The 1950's Salt & Pepper Shakers from my parents
*Joe is holding a Mortar & pestal for spices
*Me (Joe took it)
*Me holding 1950's Salt & Pepper Shakers :)

03-17-2004, 07:33 AM

Bless each door that opens wide to strangers as to kin.
And bless each crystal window pane that lets the starlight in.

Bless the rooftop overhead and every sturdy wall.
And may love and peace on St. Patrick's Day be sure to find you all.

"Happy St. Patrick's Day...
All The Best To You And Your Families"


03-17-2004, 09:51 AM friends...just wanted to check in. Thanks for your prayers. Please keep them up. I'm praying for all of you.

We got a small settlement from says we'll get the most from the store where we purchased it & didn't get it repaired properly. Don't like doing it...but, sick & tired of living like this.

Everyone take care.

03-17-2004, 10:32 AM

Hi guys...

I am feeling soooooo "let down"... ... ... I went for my weight and measure today at Curves and didn't do nearly as I hoped :cry: I cried! All this work and no weight-loss... I am still at 204. It's a good thing that I worked out, cuz it made me feel a bit better. When I got into my car I just cried it all out! I KNOW I will do better in next months weigh in/measure so I am just going to continue to work for that goal. It was just so disappointing...

Here are the numbers in my inch loss:
Bust: -1" / Waist: -4" / Abdomen: -2" / Hips: -1/2"
Thighs: -2" / Calves: 0 / Arms: 0 / Weight: 0
Total inch loss: -9.5"

*Happy St Pats...*


03-17-2004, 08:22 PM
Hello once again I have to say sorry for being gone soooo long it has been busy at work we are doing a cute pet contest and I started scrapbooking all the pic people bring in they have turned out so cute that we have had a big turn out and that means alot of extra work for me! I do love it but I want everyone to love the page I do so I am putting alot of tender lovomg care into it. Ez I just love the pic of your puppy! And Sunny a big hug for you! I know just how you feel. but I always say if I weren't trying I would be a lot bigger! I love your pic of your new things they are so cute! Welcome cat girl this is a great group and we really care about each other when people quit post I still think and keep them in our prayers. Mitchy let us know how things went! Angel lover I prayer your nightmare will end soon. You have had a lot on you. I keep thinking the Lord never gives us more than we can bare so you must be a strong person! Sue my neighbors daughter is 23 and lives in Alaska I saw pic where she lives and the eagels fly free all around it is breath taking! I can't wait! I have two Dr. visits next week I pray for some help. I want a normal life again! With the new snow here I am really achy but trying not to let it get me down. Sorry got to run but I have to help with homework.

03-17-2004, 08:39 PM
Sunny! Sorry to hear you were so upset, but here is a big :grouphug: H-U-G YOU DONE GOOD YOU LOST 9 " ES. tHAT IS AWESOME. Remember muscle, which you would build from toning up weighs more than fat, so that might be part of it.
E.Z - Rylee is so cute, can you bring him on vacation, we can chase him around the decks for exercise. The senetor from our district, said she thought the defense of marriage act would pass in NY But she thought they would approve civil unions. Which would give same benefits, without sanctioning as marriage. Lot of issues this year, with property taxes, they want to chnage tax-exempt statis in different areas, which would bankrupt some of the independent churches, pray that doesn't happen.
WELCOME! Catgirl nice to meet ya, hang out and let us know what your up to I am doing low cal. so far so good in one of those plateaus, and can't find my way off, anyone got the map, hee hee hee, send out the rescue team, hee hee, just kidding hanging in there
Angel your still in my prayers along with ds dil and kliddos. pray you get better settlement from company.
Hi there sami, wilma nice to hear from ya! Sunny so sorry to hear about your friend will add her to my prayer list. Hope this finds ya all well! Hi to all I missed. Gotta run but love yas best wishes!

03-17-2004, 11:23 PM

Sorry I have been MIA-- so much going on after work this week. Nephew basketball games- 2 wins- step-daughter softball game- a win finally! and daughter tennis match - a loss but 2 more matches this week left to try and get a win.

SAMI I hope you get the relief from the pain and problems soon.

SUNNY I know you worked hard-- don't give up! You lost inches, it takes time to lose weight-- try adding just a little to your work-out as you can.

SUE I think by the time the trip comes Rylee will be content to "graze" with us in the dining hall :lol:

ANGEL I wish you the best on the Maytag situation.

WILMA great job on the snacking.

Welcome CATGIRL.

MICHELE, out with Charlie?

SPROUT where are the daily reports ;)

Gotta go-- ANGIE is at BUNKO and my nephew and I just got home from step-d softball game-- we took RYLEE and boy was she ever popular :) --in honor of St. Patricks day we called her Rylee O' Riley :lol:
Anyway Ron and I are heading out to try the new Pannidos at Jack-in-the-Box.......... :sssh: :sssh: :yes: :sssh: :sssh: don't tell ANGIE ;)

03-18-2004, 12:16 AM
Am still here but have been sick - first my daughter and now me. Am on meds for this cold/flu because this time next week I am to be in the hospital for my cancer check up and the need to put me to sleep to do this - so need to have my lungs clear.

Also got word on my eyes - don't think I posted this. My right eye is covered with a cataract and the left is forming one - so am waiting to hear from the specialist for a consultation and then to have surgery to remove them.

If it isn't one medical problem it seems another.

undefinedSunny: please don't feel discouraged. My first month at curves was not what I expected - I lost 1/2 pound but 6 inches. And you lost 9 inches!!! Watch for the weight loss next time around

Ga Gary:haven't been putting them up due to the fact that I have been under the weather - but will start up doing it again. Just a quick note on son - he is really trying. He went to The Passion of Christ and it seems to have it home some to him with the lying. Now if we can just get him to be home on time from events that he goes to - he is late all the time - and not just 5 - 10 minutes - but more like 1 to 2 hours late. So we have taken all extras away from him telling him that he has to reearn them by showing trustworthy. Letting him go outside with friends for 1 hour and if he shows up on time - reading or tv for 1 hour will be given back. Big thing though this last week with him being disobedient (more late problems) is to bring up The Passion of Christ - it gets to him each time.

03-18-2004, 09:55 AM
It's great to see a few people posting.

Sunny: I know it's disappointing to not see the scale move but 9 inches is AWESOME!!! Think inches instead of pounds. You are building muscle. I've lost 9 inches and I've been going to Curves for almost a year. The weight is starting to move now. Don't get discouraged. Take note of the changes in your body. BTY, I'm honored that you put my quote in the header!

Gary: Sounds like your life is busy as ever. Got any good carpentry projects in the works or has Rylee completely taken over your life. :lol:

Sprout: So sorry you've been sick. Hope it doesn't last long. I'm glad to hear that your DS is showing some progress. Hang in there.

doitforme: Good to see you! How are YOU doing?

Sami: I'll be praying for you. You have suffered so much already. Hopefully the doc will have some answers.

Angel-lover: Great to see your post. come and see us when you can. You're in my prayers.

Michele is MIA. I hope all is going well with you.

Have a great day!

03-18-2004, 01:35 PM
March 18

2 Timothy 1:12
. . .I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

'You can't lose weight. You've never stuck with anything in your whole life.' Those words haunt me all the time-every time I slip and eat something I know I shouldn't. I hate it when people think I'm too weak to succeed in my diet. I hate it even more when I prove them right. Still, being ashamed of failing at my diet is often good for me. If I am ashamed enough, then it helps me stick with it the next time. God has helped me a lot to conquer negative shame. I have committed my diet to Him, and He is true to help me keep on track.
Today's thought: I'll prove to all my skeptical friends that I am capable of losing weight.

03-18-2004, 06:48 PM
E.Z. Sounds like your nephew is more relaxed, nice to hear He won a couple always boost to self esteem, Riley can join in with the rest of us chow hounds. :lol:
Sprout - nice to see ya back, pray things improve with ds and your health problems, we are praying for good reports!
Wilma- I am doing great. I have the cruises and Alaska trip almost paid for- owe $700 more. Then can start working on Hawaii. Gotta buy new tires by April thats when studs come off, looks like more overtime.
Hi to everyone that is MIA Gotta run and eat dinner catch ya'll later.

03-19-2004, 08:19 AM
:coffee2: Good Morning Folks...

I am so very 'grateful' to you all --- more then you will ever know!!! I feel encouragement like you would believe and have stuck to my program of diet & exercise. In fact, I leave for Curves soon ~ I just wanted to stop in and Thank-you all so much for your very kind and encouraging words
{{{Huge Hugs}}} :grouphug:

I know the facts (I really do...) but when hit with reality of no weight loss I felt betrayed and it was good to be remined of the facts again. I am okay now and have not thrown in the towel. I'll just keep on truckin'... ... ...

Well, I must be getting ready to leave for Curves.
I'll be back to post to each of you when I get home, okay ;)

"Thank-you again"
*God Bless*


03-19-2004, 09:45 AM
Good attitude Sunny. I just got back from Curves. We got our new machine. It's the lateral and could I feel it. I might just find a waist yet! WIth the amount of machines we have we go around the circuit twice.

Sprout: Good attitude. After all, where should our help come from?

doitforme: Isn't it a pain that everything costs so much? You sound like things are going well for you.

Have a super day everyone!

03-19-2004, 12:00 PM
Welcome Cat! Glad you have joined us.

I'll post more later but wanted to try to post a pic that Charlie took the other night! Don't know why I'm doing this, i really hate having my pic taken now. Oh well, here goes.

(Aw, it won't send, too big) Sorry....

03-19-2004, 12:58 PM
(Thumbs Up!) Nice pictures of you MICHELE!
You were right though... these were very large.
I had no problem downsizing them for you ~ glad I was
able to lend a helping hand ;)

See you all later...

03-19-2004, 02:27 PM
Sunny~thank you! And please hon, don't be discouraged anymore. I totally understand how you felt but the fact is, you are so much healthier and it truly doesn't matter what that dang scale says. 9.5 inches~GONE!!!!! And i admire that you haven't given up going, even after your set-back with your are doing so well! :grouphug:

03-20-2004, 02:26 AM
March 19

Romans 8:31
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Let's not call it our diet; let's call it God's diet. No, that doesn't mean God has to lose the weight. It means that we diet because it's what God wants of us. If it's God's diet, then God will help make sure that it goes well. He will bless those who diet in His name. It may sound silly to diet for God, but, as Christians, we are called to do everything in His name. When we live our lives as an offering to God, then we let the whole world know who gives us our strength and courage. If God is for us, then nothing can stand against us.

Today's thought: Dieting for God is a joy and a comfort!

03-20-2004, 07:11 AM

Good Morning Everyone!

What a lovely day this is going to be :smug: Why?
Because we are going to have Blue skies and :sunny: Sunshine today and may even make the 50's in temp. Not a bad way at all to begin the first day of SPRING :)

Hey there MICHELE,
It's so good to see you back! I just loved the pictures of you!! You changed up your hair color from the last pictures of you --- a little to the reddish side, me too. I really like it on you! I use Red Brown mixed in with my Med. Brown (color my own). Hope you don't mind that I brought it up - some ladies don't like to admit to adding color in... :o You are adorable... I hope that one day we will cross paths ;) I would love to meet you someday.

For that matter... ... I would love to meet you all. Maybe one day we will be able to manage a get together with our significant others to meet over a weekend. That would be so cool!! Something to ponder... ... ;)

Also, Thank-you so much for your kind words...
I can always count on you guys!!! This evening (7-10) we are going to a Birthday party for a niece - her 30th - and there will be a full spread of homemade goodies. Wish me luck! I know if I am left alone, I will be fine in resisting those foods (a variety of sweets!), but in this family - you don't say 'No -Thanx' and get away with it. It will be like, "What? You don't like what I made?" So what I have to do is take it saying, "Thank you" and then just quietly pass it off to someone else or accept it and just play with it never eating it. Italians - gotta just love 'em ;) they love to lay on the guilt to get you to do something. Please... don't get me wrong - this is a beautiful family - they just don't like it when you don't participate (that's what this family calls it ;) )

As for you SPROUT,
It is great to see you posting DAILY again!! We missed you as well!! You will lose your weight this time!! And prove all those speaking against you very wrong! When I first lost my weight in the 1980's ~ no one believed I was going to do it till I had lost well over 50lbs and then it was like "she is doing it!" "she is serious" --- duhhh. It's like that again now... they are waiting me out. Don't you just love sarcasm & negativity? NOT! You will be successful because you are doing this not only for the betterment of your health, but for the Lord. In that you take better care of the body - the temple- he gave you. I am thinking of you Marilyn and lifting you up in prayer. You have so much stress in your life to battle and you will win your war wearing your Armor of God ;)

We have that machine arriving this coming week!! I cannot wait! We (you & I) seem to be working out on the same # of machines :cool: After this machine there is only one more left to get (at the moment). Thank you so much for your encouragement! I have dropped some weight :D I am at exactly 200lbs as of this morning!!! :cp: That's -4lbs all of a sudden, just like you all said!!!
"ONE-derland" here I come!!!!!"
I am going to change my stats right after I finish posting this ;) I am just saying it now as to the very beginning because I just took a moment to weigh myself before I posted this --- and it was less!! I am so happy!! :D What a wonderful gift from our Lord on the first day of Spring :lol: God is so good!

I sure do hope that this post finds you all doing well!
I am thinking of you and wishing you only Happiness and Good Health...

"Have a Beautiful First Day of Spring!"
*God Bless*


03-20-2004, 11:09 AM
Hello all :wave:

It's the first day of spring!!! And it's really beautiful, blue skies and fairly warm. Although we're having wind and it's gonna get cold again tonight, but that's okay, as long as the days are sunny and getting warmer. I noticed that the little ponds and lakes are not all ice covered anymore. This is my favorite time of year. To see the new buds on the fruit trees and the bulbs starting to break through the ground and then in April/May the lilac will be blooming.....oh I can't wait. I got a bunch of pink tulips yesterday and put them in the house, they are long stemmed and thin. They looked kind of puny yesterday when i put them in the vase, but this a.m. they are upright and proud and opening a little and just beautiful. Tulips are my favorite.

Sunny~good luck at the party (oh i think you already went? ) Well, hope you did well. I know what you mean though, some families/cultures it is very rude to them to not take what is offered. But you are right, you don't HAVE to eat it! And about my hair color....i don't mind at all. Yes, I have been using an auburn color. I use a semi-permanent that I do at home and the reason i use it is to cover the grays. I don't mind telling you. It's hereditary in my family on my dad's side for the girls to go prematurely gray. Starting getting them when I was about 18! But the crown would be very noticeable if i didn't color it. I'd love to be one of those women who looks good with grey/sterling hair, but I don't think i am. In the fall/winter i usually go darker with a chestnut brown/auburn and i go toward gold brown in the warmer months.

Suppose to see Charlie tonight. Not sure what we're doing. I spoke to him a bit yesterday and he said he'd call me back that evening and didn't. I'm still bugged when he does that. I don't like last minute stuff. Tell me what we're doing, even if we're stayin home and painting his son's then i know how to prepare. And my back is bad again this a.m. so i'm really bugged about that. I feel way older than my years.

Have to get to work....

Hugs to all... :grouphug:

03-20-2004, 11:14 AM
Oh Sunny! I just saw your comment about going to ONE-derland!!! Woo Hoo!! :cb: Kudos to you! :bravo: :cheer: So proud of you!

03-20-2004, 12:05 PM
Our first day of spring is actually sunny too. We have lost a lot of snow but have a long way to go. At least the days are getting warmer. I can hardly wait to see my lawn again.

Michele: After seeing your pictures I can see why you get all these guys after you. You are lovely!

Sunny: I knew it would happen. WTG!! Next weigh in at Curves should be a huge one for you because you have a few weeks to take off even more. I have 1 1/2 weeks until my weigh in and I think I might just make my 5 lb.loss.

Sprout: I really appreciate your devotionals. You're right. We should be doing everything for God anyway.

I'm making broccoli cheese soup today. It's DS's favorite and one of the ways he'll eat veggies.

Tonight DH and I are going out for dinner and then to see the new Starsky and Hutch movie. Hope it's good for a laugh.

Have a wonderful day!

03-20-2004, 07:40 PM
HI LADIES :wave:

Hope this finds everyone well. Angie and I had a busy day today, we went to my step-d's softball game at 8am (she won 15-1 and had 2 hits) which just so happened to be at the same high school that my son's jumpers were at, a big invitational with about 40 schools represented--soooo many people! My step-d won but we left before my son's jumpers- high, long, or triple jumped--they will be there from 7am until 6pm---track meets are very long in California at the invitationals--even for high school kids. Then we went to Petco twice, the vet and Home Depots in 2 different cities--we had Rylee with us at 1 Home Depot Trip, 1 Petco trip and of course the vet for shots. I kidded with Angie that if I would have gotten a puppy and went out "wife hunting" I wouldn't have been single for 6 years after my divorce! Man-O-Man does Rylee get the attention!

Took my nephew to work with me yesterday since he had an off day at school then we went to my daughter's 3rd tennis match of the week--she lost in the tie breaker 8-8 games, 5-7 in the tie breaker... she played well but a few mistakes in the tie breaker cost her the match..oh well, I'll trade her in for another kid one day :nono: :nono: :nono:

Been watching a lot of basketball the last few days with March Madness-- Angie is so happy :lol: :nono: :nono: :lol: Every year my son and I go head to head on our picks-- this year we let Ron pick too-- right now Ron and I are tied and my son has a 3 game lead on us. It would be cool if Ron won-- but NO WAY will my son or I throw the picks.

Well the weather here started out foggy then went to a gorgeous first day of spring and now back to foggy-- we worked in the yard a bit and first it was sweatshirts-then t-shirts and then back to sweatshirts...go figure..must be spring!

Worship!!!!!!!!!! Back later, Gary

03-20-2004, 08:39 PM
From Angie: :wave:
Here is Rylee and me working in the yard on the first day of spring. It was sunny for a while then the fog rolled in. She had her first outing to Petco and Home Depot. She was VERY popular. Took her to the vet for her 2nd round of shots. She gained 4 lbs in the last 3 weeks and is shedding like crazy. Dog hair is everywhere! :dizzy:

03-21-2004, 04:45 PM
March 21

Hebrews 13:5
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, 'I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.'

'I hate Sheila,' Karen said. 'Ever since she lost weight, she's been impossible to be around. She thinks she's so special.' Unfortunately, Karen suffered from a common problem. Sheila hadn't changed. Karen just felt guilty whenever Sheila came around, because she wasn't able to lose weight like Sheila had. Instead of sharing in Sheila's victory, Karen fell victim to jealousy and a bad conscience. Karen needs to understand that Sheila's victory is not her defeat. God will work with each of us where we are. It takes a brave person to celebrate when others succeed where we have not.
Today's thought: I will rejoice at the example of others who have lost weight!

03-22-2004, 11:30 AM

Good Morning CER's... looks like some changes were made again here in the Forum. We have a 'Thumbs-down' instead of 'UP' as our thread ICON :( and I cannot get it to change... oh well. Also, check out the POST ICONS(below the reply box) - they are different. AND they have made our NAMES smaller by our AVATAR'S (to the left)... I liked the way the names were before :( Oh well... all together it's a great site to belong to. I am a part of another forum and it's so basic (like our old one & it's a pain to post compared to this site). We are spoiled here :)


I have NOT reached "ONE-derland" YET... but sure hope to within this next week!!! As for the party... it was Saturday evening from 7 to 10 and I think I did wonderfully. We ate dinner before we left for the party and got to the party at 6:45. After we sang HB to our niece - I left the dining-room right away and just spent the evening in the living-room and really enjoyed the evening socializing. I really had a good time and even got a few compliments (some of the SIL :o notice my weight loss - I'm down 16lbs now, so it's beginning to show). And never ate a thing & they had quite a spread!!! I don't want to break my 'not eating after 7' habit. I am so happy... all my hard work is paying off.

As for your hair color...
I have gray's too :^: and I too lighten it up for the summer. I like to change it up ;)

How did it go on your date with Charlie?

Thanks so much for the pictures!!! Your puppy, Rylee, is just so adorable... I want a puppy too (yeah, like my boys will go for that!)!!! Sounds like she had quite an adventurous day!! And probably got lots and lots of pets!!!

:cp: "Yeah" for the SD and winning her game!!!
How did the DN like going to work with you??

We are getting snow again today :( with breaks of sun every now and again. I am getting rather tired of all this snow!!! It's been snowing since yesterday early morning. Not really sticking all that much (maybe an inch or two) but the flowers are trying to bloom!!! What's the matter with mother-nature????

Thanks so much SPROUT, for all the daily readings of scriptures and your stories... I really do appreciate your posts! How are you doing these days???
*Thinking of you*

Thank-you so much WILMA,
Your words of encouragement mean allot to me, especially because you too are working out at Curves and know the work we do! ;) I am sending :goodvibes your way for your weigh-in day!!!!!!
*Thinking of you all!!!!*
Much Luvs,


03-22-2004, 12:08 PM
Hello all!

Sunny~you did a great job at the party! Good for you! It's nice when people notice a change/improvement in you. Makes you realize that your efforts are showing.

My date with Charlie Sat. was really nice! :love: I wasn't sure i'd be able to see him because my back was really bad while I was at work that morning. I spoke to him in the afternoon and he said i could come over whenever. He was busy painting the house, his boy's room, while he's in Texas for spring break. So I took a nap and came over about 7 pm. We ended up going to his work, so he could get his laptop and projector, and then he stopped at the grocery store (I stayed in the car), then we went and had Chinese food for dinner, and then we went to his house. We had some sake in his new sake set, the cups have japanese figures on them and say fortune, wisdom, love, longevity, etc. So we each picked one, and he got fortune and i got love! We watched Happy Gilmore, after he hooked up the laptop and projector, it was like being at the movies, it was great! Then we also watched Chicago, we talked and had a great time. My back still wasn't great but he was very attentive. I'm feeling like a lucky girl to have met him.

More later....

03-22-2004, 03:19 PM
Thought I would share this with you - it is from a study that I am doing online -

I have been so blessed by "The Lord'sTable" study this week! Just wanted to share this article I read this morning:

Willing to Follow

My predicament is a simple one, and perhaps, not unlike yours. I like sweets. Take me to a buffet, potluck or party and it's a sure bet the first place my eye falls is on the dessert table. Dinner nevers seems complete without "a little something" to finish it off. There's a problem however, and I'd like to address it in this edition of Soul Feast.

The problem with loving sweets, or simply loving any created thing, is we put ourselves in the precarious position of allowing that thing to rule us. Jesus said it like this, "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money." (Matthew 6:24)

Let me clarify that by "love," I'm not referring to either brotherly affection (Romans 12:10) or the God-kind of love described in 1 Corinthians 13 and John 15:13. I'm speaking of the devotion that belongs to God alone (1 Corinthians 7:35). Money is one of those things we need in some measure to survive; but when we start to love money, we run into trouble. "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." (1 Timothy 6:10) It's the same with food. We need to eat, fairly regularly, to survive; but the love of food leads to evil as surely as does the love of money.

Loving the creation more than the Creator has a name. It's called sin, or more specifically, idolatry. This preferring the gifts to the Giver started a long time ago when a couple of people thought maybe the one thing God had forbidden them was the one thing they needed; and maybe, if they disobeyed God, they could improve their lot in life. Their love for the created thing--i.e., themselves--outweighed their love for God, and sin entered the world.

Happily, God had a way of getting us back on track long before any of this happened. But that way was costly.

In a nutshell, it's like this.

1. Sin is the choice we make, through disobedience, to separate ourselves from God; and the fruit of that choice, unless we repent, is eternal separation from God, which is spiritual death.

"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

When I park myself next to the dessert table and "sample" more than I know I should, I'm separating myself from God. How can I say this? Because there's this little voice inside me telling me what I'm doing is wrong, and I'm ignoring it. Basically what I'm saying is, "Yeah, God, I know I'm overindulging here, but the truth is, I love myself and my own pleasures at this moment more than I love You."

By choosing sin over God, I am despising Him. That's painful to think about, isn't it?

Please note that I'm not saying enjoying desserts, or any food for that matter, is sinful. God gave us all foods to receive with thanksgiving (1 Timothy 4:3). I'm saying when I cater to my flesh and eat more than I know is good for me, simply because I desire it, I am sinning.

"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does--comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever." (1 John 2:15-17)

I know I'm going to be sorry the next day when the momentary pleasures of my disobedience are gone and all that's left are the consequences of my gluttony; but by then, it'll be too late for me to do anything about it, too late to say "no" to the flesh. What's done is done and I can't undo it--not by purging, not by starving, not by exercise (though I may try any of these).

Resolve won't help either. If I couldn't keep from overindulging the first time, what makes me think it'll be any different the next time? Not that I won't try that, too. But see what happens if I do:

"When you sit down to eat with a ruler, observe carefully who is before you, and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food." (Proverbs 23:1-3)

When I put myself on a food-restricting diet, in a way, that diet becomes my "ruler" because I measure my success or failure by how well I do on it. E.g., if the diet gives me a certain calorie limit and I stay within it, I count myself doing well. If I give into my appetite and exceed the limit, I'm not doing so well.

There is a problem intrinsic to every diet, however, regardless of how popular, documented, or scientific it may be, and if you carry off anything from this article, please remember this. Some new diet sensation comes along, and what's the first thing we think? We think, "Maybe this is it. Maybe this one will work for me."

The hard truth is, diets don't "work" for anyone. Diets give us guidelines; we do the work. In the same way that the Law gave us a standard of holiness and left us on our own to keep it, so a diet is powerless to release us from slavery to appetite. My enthusiasm may run high for a while, but in the end, I find myself back at the dessert table, trapped in an endless and familiar cycle of slavery.

"Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!" (Romans 7:24-25)

2. The cross of Christ has freed us from slavery to our appetites.

"For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit." (Romans 8:3-4)

Jesus' death on the cross is God's answer to our slavery to the sin of overindulgence. Through Christ's blood, He has provided the escape route we needed .

"And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister." (Colossians 1: 21-23)

No longer need I be mastered by either my appetite or the legalistic requirements of dietary laws. I have been reconciled to God through the death of Christ. He is my Master, and I live to serve Him. This leads us to the next point.

3. To walk in freedom, we must walk in the steps of Christ.

"A servant is not greater than his master" (John 15:20). "Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did" (1 John 2:6). "...those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires." (Galatians 5:24)

To follow Christ, we must walk as he did, and Jesus' steps took Him straight to Calvary's cross. If I'm to walk in the joy that comes through freedom from gluttony, I will suffer with Christ the pain of denying my flesh.

"Then Jesus told his disciples, 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life?'" (Matthew 16:24-26)

As sin is the choice I make to separate myself from God through disobedience, so death is the choice I make to nail to the cross the lusts of my flesh. How? By obeying God rather than my sinful desires.

Now maybe you're thinking, "Whoa, there! You just said we couldn't do the right thing through sheer resolve."

Yes, that's true. We can't. The good news is we don't have to. Unlike our old taskmaster, the diet, our new taskmaster, Christ, isn't powerless to help us!

"For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God." (Romans 8:13-14)

Within us lives the Person of the Holy Spirit, and it's He Who does the crucifying, as we submit to Him.

So now when I encounter that dessert table, I know I have the power within me to say no to the flesh. I just have to exercise it. No longer must I be mastered by my sinful cravings. Through the work of the indwelling Holy Spirit, I develop the self-control I need to be satisfied with one piece of cake. (Galatians 5:23)

"A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls." (Proverbs 25:28)

My sinful nature would have me eat and eat, beyond the point of contentment onto the point of regret; but self-control is like a wall around a city, protecting it from attack. When I exercise the fruit of self-control, I stand strong against the sinful desires of the flesh.

"But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh." (Galatians 5:16)

So in recap, I ask you. Have you sought the Lord for a heart of repentance, one that hates anything which would enslave you? That's the first step to freedom. Do you have God's Holy Spirit living within you through faith in Jesus Christ? Then, my friend, you have all you need to withstand the attacks of the devil, who works in league with your flesh to bring about your downfall. Train yourself to run to God at every temptation. He is your strength.

And use wisdom. Stay away from the dessert table, if that's your weakness. A wise person once said, "Sin starts with the second look." One look tells me there's dessert after dinner. A second, lingering look tells me what kinds of treats I'll have to choose from and my head starts imagining how yummy they'll taste and I begin to plan how I'll try a smidgen of this and a morsel of that...and lust is awakened. Next thing I know, I'm going back for thirds.

"So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart." (2 Timothy 2:22)

The Lord longs to give us victory in this, if only we'll give ourselves to delighting in Him, rather than the things of the world. We need to be hungry, friends, not for desserts that cannot satisfy, but for the abiding presence of God. That's the foundation on which everything rests.

Gratefully His,

Lynda Braun, Team Member

Setting Captives Free

03-22-2004, 03:32 PM
Thought I would give a quick note on how I am doing.

Have been terribly ill for just over a week now with the flu and cold - needed to get some strong med's to get it out of my chest. Was to go to Calgary for my cancer checkup this Wednesday but had to cancel it and reschedule it for March 31 - that should give me enough time to get feeling much better

Have not been out walking for over a week and I can really feel it - and haven't been to Curves either.

So this morning decided that I would give it a try but not pushing it as I don't need the congestion to return. Was only able to do 2 laps re my walk before my breathing got to me - so I stopped. Then went over to Curves - supposed to do the circuit 3 x but only did it 2 x. But Wednesday is another day and will be able to do both walking and Curves completely by then I think.

Got on the scale today - and quickly got off it - med's do it to me every time. Showed a GAIN of 4.5 pounds - as I haven't really been eating a lot I know it is the med's - this has happened to me before. Just have to brush it off and watch it fall off as I get back into a good routine again.

Also as I am starting to feel somewhat better today have started back on a better eating plan. Am doing a 14 day plan - some call it an induction, Curves calls is Phase 1 and Dr. Phil calls it his Rapid Start Plan. Basically it is no sugar, refined flour (bread), potatoes or pasta.

So basically I am going to be keeping the next 14 days very simple in eating.

Breakfast will be (was today) 2 scrambled eggs, with 1 slice of cheese, some green onions and seasoned with garlic. Mid morning had some fresh strawberries - 1 cup. For lunch it is a tossed vegg salad with 1 chicken breast (left over from last night) with thousand island dressing (2 tablespoons). And for supper we are having roast beef, veggs, tossed salad and the rest of the family will include potatoes with theirs.

So that is generally how my meals will look for the next 2 weeks - after 7 days they say I should see a loss of at least 3 pounds -- looking forward to that.

Well, have a few things to get done while I still have some energy.

03-22-2004, 06:05 PM
Where do you go to get the reading at the"The Lord's Table"? I had the site once and thought I had it saved on my Favorites and didn't :( Would you leave me a link to the site, please. I would be so grateful!

I found your post today very inspiring... thank-you so much!

(((Hugs))) I am sending *prayers* your way for strength and success as you begin your endeavor! It is hard work that is ever so rewarding!!! Be very careful after being so ill for so long, okay ;)

**God Bless You**


03-22-2004, 06:12 PM
I didn't see you there :o

I am so very happy for you.
Your date with Charlie sounded wonderful!
I wish you continued happiness...



03-22-2004, 08:27 PM
Sunny: You asked about the link to The Lord's Table.

Here is what I got

Hope this helps - it really is a great place - the studies are great!

03-22-2004, 08:38 PM
Thank-you so much for the Link!
I so appreciate it!!! It will help :)

Take Care of Yourself!


03-23-2004, 11:12 AM
Good Morning Gang!!!
I have WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!!!
I am in 'ONE'-DERLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I weighed myself this Morning and was (drumroll please!)
Can you guys believe it!
I am on :cloud9:

I want to Thank you all for your gracious support! I just wouldn't have stuck it out without your believe in me. I was so ready last week to give up... I get so tired after my workouts and the days events... there's nothing left in me. Plus I belong to another Forum and I am finding it a bit difficult scheduling my time on the computer and my days activities. Whew!

*A bit of personal news* My father went in yesterday morning to have a cath. (don't know how to sp it :o ) done on his heart and all went well... I am so relieved! He is too young! His heart is so badly damaged from previous heart attacks, so the procedure was frightening, but all went well and he won't have to have any future surgeries if he continues to stay on his program and rests when he should.

Well guys, I am sorry to make this brief but I must be off and running. I have another full day ahead. Thank you again for all your support!
You all have been great to me! I'm not going anywhere... just grateful to you :)


03-23-2004, 02:18 PM
March 23

Psalm 25:12
What man is he that feareth the Lord? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

A group at the church decided to help one another lose weight. A friend of one of the members joined the weight-loss group, even though he wasn't a Christian. After four or five sessions, the young man left the group, saying, 'I thought we would help each other not eat. I didn't know you planned to pray and study the Bible. That junk won't help anyone.' As it turned out, the group was quite successful. The young man failed because he wouldn't entertain the idea that God could be any help. Those who be-lieved in God trusted in Him, and they were rewarded.
Today's thought: God is my secret weapon for success!

03-23-2004, 04:23 PM
Congrats Sunny- knew you would make it, and so happy for you Mitchy that things are working out with Charlie. Sprout hope your soon feeling much better, hard to workout when your not feeling well. I love your inspirationals. Hi E.Z.- rylee is adorable, no wonder he attracts the ladies. Hi there Wilma- I am sure you"ll do fine at weigh-in. I got caught up reading the posts, but have to hurry going to basketball game tonight. My niece who is captain of cheerleading team is playing. Cheerleaders vs. girls team and boys team cheerleading. Should be funny anyway. Hope to check in tom. See ya!

03-23-2004, 06:25 PM
Sunny~Congrats!! So happy for you.

Sprout~Thank you for that link. It was a God send...

03-23-2004, 07:54 PM
Hello I Need some support! A 15 boy that went to our church and used to go to school with my DD's was killed is a car acc. this weekend. The person who was driving was a 16 yr old girl who was speeding and lost control crossed over into an oncomming truck the car just wrapped around the truck. My heart just breaks for his family. My 16 yr old took it real hard. It was a real eye opener for her. I have a DR appt. Wens. It is with my reg. Dr. to follow up with some of my meds. I see the specialist on Fri. I have been feeling better then I over do it and then my back hurts. (I would rather my back than my stomach!) It sounds like everyone is doing well with the weight loss. I am so happy for everyone! I am behind on reading the posts so I will catch up with all of you later!

My prayers are with you!

03-23-2004, 08:51 PM
I am so very sorry to hear of the accident :cry: --- what a terrible shame! Please know that I will lift the families and friends as well as your family in my *Prayers*
How very sad... ...

I will also lift you up in *Prayer* as far as your back goes. I hope that your Dr. will be able to help you on Wednesday.


I sure do miss seeing everyone posting here...
sometimes change really stinks :^: but I know it happens.
*God Bless*


03-24-2004, 10:13 AM
Hello God, I called tonight
To talk a little while

I need a friend who'll listen
To my anxiety and trial.

You see, I can't quite make it
Through a day just on my own...

I need your love to guide me,
So I'll never feel alone.

I want to ask you please to keep,
My family safe and sound.

Come and fill their lives with confidence
For whatever fate they're bound.

Give me faith, dear God, to face
Each hour throughout the day,

And not to worry over things
I can't change in any way.

I thank you God, for being home
And listening to my call,

For giving me such good advice
When I stumble and fall.

Your number, God, is the only one

That answers every time.

I never get a busy signal,

Never had to pay a dime.

So thank you, God, for listening

To my troubles and my sorrow.

Good night, God, I love You, too,

And I'll call again Tomorrow!!

03-24-2004, 07:17 PM
Dr. Phil's Tip of the Day

If you're overwhelmed with how much weight you have to lose, and it seems like you'll never be able to climb that mountain, here's some good news.

Excessive eating happens in less than five minutes a day. You have certain periods during your day that maybe are associated with a location, maybe it's associated with a time of day, or maybe it's
associated with an activity. Identify your high-risk times and those are the only moments that really threaten you.

It's called "impulse eating" and if you'll identify those specific moments during your day and make sure that you're performing some incompatible behavior, you'll get past the impulse moments and won't struggle the rest of the day.

Identify them and do something incompatible at that point in time.

03-24-2004, 10:00 PM
Thanks Sunny Kevin's family needs your prayers. I guess the news is the girl driving was speeding and came upon a slower car and got into the next lane and that upset the driver behind them. Then he made a hand gesture and they made one back then the guy started tailgating and then got beside them and acted like he was going to hit them and she going in her lane and she lost comtrol and went across the highway into a oncomming truck. The guy then took off but another car followed and got the plate #. Just think one moment of rage cost the life of two people!
Angellover Thank you for the poem. I really needed it!
Sprout thank you for your tip. You keep us going.

Well the Dr. Is running some test but he wants to see what the speicalist says. I was happy that I haven't gained any weight. And have keep my 10 off.

Well got to go Prayers for you all.

03-24-2004, 11:03 PM
We all loved the song when we were children & still sing louder than the kids when we hear it now. Here's a new version for us as we grow older. Thought you might enjoy!


Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow.
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.



Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I'll go.
On through life, let come what may,
He'll be there to lead the way.
Though I am no longer young,
I have much which He's begun.
Let me serve Christ with a smile,
Go with others the extra mile.

When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song.
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear, for I am near."

When my work on earth is done,
And life's victories have been won.
He will take me home above,
Then I'll understand His love

I love Jesus, does he know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day.

03-25-2004, 10:22 AM
Spring has sprung I think. It was so nice out I got a little raking done yesterday and some outside clean-up. Angel-I love the song Jesus Loves Me - that is a version I have never heard thanks for sharing. I also enjoyed the poem. Sami- pray you get answers on Friday, and easy solutions, also pray for the families of both kids. Sprout thanks for hint from Dr. Phil., need all help I can get. I gotta go bowling soon, but going back to movies tonight to re-see the passion, taking some friends that really need to see it, and pray it makes an impact on their lives. Well gotta run, but your all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

03-25-2004, 01:33 PM

Just sitting here finishing off some more :coffee: -- I couldn't drink much yesterday, I have had a cold for over a week then yesterday I think I had the flu on top of it-- stomach problems etc. We are slow at work today so I took off to get better-- feeling much better now, hope it lasts!

Today is my son's 23rd birthday-- WOW do I feel old now!

Sorry for not posting much but with RYLEE and all the sports going on this time of year it has been hard--- I WON'T LEAVE but may not be here quite as much as before-- at least until RYLEE can take care of herself after I get home-- by the time I get done cleaning up her daily mess (She has been very good about the pee and poo pad!) and then playing with her-- so excited to see me (ahh) there isn't much time before I head off to one of the kids games-- I have been taking her always-- she is such a hit right now! being a puppy-- took her up to Ron's first tennis lessons this week and 2 basketball games, to my step-d softball game Sat. then again tonight-- Friday she gets a bath and then I will take her to my daughter's tennis match at her college--the girls are soo looking forward to seeing the real her and not just pictures! I'LL QUIT BRAGGIN' ABOUT HER NOW :nono: ;) :love:

SUNNY CONGRATULATIONS on ONEDERLAND :cheer: :bubbles: I am so proud of you! You have been working very hard the last few months and now you are reaping the benefits!! Don't get lazy on me now girl!! Just cause you are almost skin and bones!! Hope your flowers are blooming now. Angie and I bought more roses and herbs and veggies last week-end--RYLEE just loves to eat roses! I think they are her favorite chew toy--Angie not happy :nono: Glad to hear the tests went well with your father which reminds me to ASK ALL OF YOU for prayers for my BIL, sister's husband-- he has been having some problems, with his heart the drs. thought, they medicated him then he had a heart attack, they think from the meds, they tested him and say his heart is OK it is something else, running tests to find out-- he is at home and OK? for now. His name is Mike, my sis and him have been married for 30 years, he is 48. How are the boys? and Joe?
Bet he is getting excited about the new you ;)

SPROUT Sorry to hear you were sick, as you can see I was/am too. Take it slow getting back to the walks and Curves- as long as you keep trying is all that matters, just don't over do it! Hope the boy is doing well. Glad to see you are starting a better eating plan-- stick with it okie-dokie :)

MICHELE Great news you and Charlie hitting it off so well! Must be nice for a change not worrying if he will call or not! I sure did like the movies you saw the other night with him. Angie bout the CD of Chicago soundtrack. Hope work and Alpha are going well for you.

SUE How was bowling and the basketball game? it is so nice to see the support you give to your neice! Raking already :lol: :lol3: Wish I could send some of our sun to you. The weather has been changing daily here though, one day gorgeous, the next foggy then sun then fog, a little rain yesterday--AH quit complaining Gary :lol: Hope you enjoy the Passion again, I will see it again with my daughter, I pray the movie (through our great LORD) encourages your friends!

SAMI Prayers for the family of Kevin. It is so sad to see young people die from such stupid things! To be honest I have had my moments of road rage-- never running any one off the road but shaking my fist at people or pulling up along side them--STUPID!!! HOWEVER-many times I just shrug it off (using a few choice words I am not proud of) Just one second of being mad sure can ruin many lives. Last week some road rage in our area led to the passenger, a 17 yr. old girl, being shot in the head when the driver of her car gave the finger to the other driver, one of his passengers had a gun and fired at the driver but missed and hit the girl- now several people are in big trouble. A friend of our's daughter's boyfriend is up for big trouble too-- he is 19 and allowed some younger high school kids handle a loaded gun he had, one 17 year old held it to his own head- it went off and now he is dead and many more lives shattered over KIDS TRYING TO BE COOL. Hope you get HOPE from the specialist on Friday.

ANGEL Thanks for the poem and song. I hope all is going well with the insurance and rebuilding. How is the family doing with the return from Iraq?

WILMA I hope all is well with you and your family. Has the PLANNING worked out for you? Hope you are busy at Curves and still LOOOOSING sizes!!

Well gonna go try and feel better...........IN HIS LOVE, Gary

03-26-2004, 10:10 AM
Hi everybody....

Such beautiful weather!

Hope everyone is doing well. I don't have a lot of time these days. Our son is still drug-free. Working with a lawyer to do what he can for his 2 little girls. They are soooo attached to him!

The house is beginning to speed up a little. With son's divorce, we have to get the house in living condition, & the girls a room of their own, to be able to even have them for the weekend. He'll be on his own when he gets more settled. For now, though, he needs our help. Just keep praying for him.

We got a small settlement from Maytag. Not near enough....but, the attorney said we'd do better to settle & go after the store that sold the range to us....didn't want to....but, they DIDN'T do us right in a lot of ways....& we need our house finished.

Hope all have a great weekend! I'm still praying for all of you.

03-26-2004, 10:12 AM
It's another blustery day here in Manitoba. Yesterday we thought spring was here but winter is just not wanting to leave.

I am sitting here in my new suit for work (1 size smaller!!!) and waiting until it's time to head off for work. I have been doing well with my snacking and am now trying to get my dinners under control. I weigh in at Curves next week. Hopefully I have met my challenge of 5 lbs or 5 inches in the month of March. I'll keep you posted.

Gary: We KNEW that Rylee would capture your heart but we won't say WE TOLD YOU SO! We miss having you around here. Please keep posting!

Sunny: WAY TO GO!!! Another milestone conquered. It's only down from here.

Hi to everyone else! DS just came upstairs and is trying to talk so I better get going.

Have a super day!

03-26-2004, 11:23 AM
Hi all :wave:

I was at school again for 2 days, it went very well. I take my state test on April 1, so I have a lot of studying to do until then.

Trying to catch up with you all. Will post more later. Sami~such a sad story and the kids and their families are in prayer.

Gary~sorry you've been ill.

More later.

03-26-2004, 06:41 PM
E.Z.- My niece scored 16 out of 18 points the girls team only beat the cheerleaders 28-18 so not bad. The boys chickened out and did not cheer. Oh well. We had a good time anyway. I am still bowling crappy just can't seem to get it back again, don't know why. Its fun anyway. Sorry to hear your not feeling well, hope your soon on the mend, you'll have to be to keep up with rylee.
Angel- Glad to hear things are going better for your son and grand daughters. They are lucky haveing a special lady like you in their life. Hope things work our with sueing the co. that sold it, and with getting things in order.
Hi wilma- have faith you'll do well.
Mitchy- good luck on your tests. I am taking two civil service tests tom. for promotion lists. I can't study because were not told whats on them. so hope that goes well. I have my youth group ministry at the nursing home this weekend, and they are practicing because they are doing sonrise service this year, lots of singing, bible reading and praising. I enjoyed seeing the passion again, and think it made a dent or at leat a dimple in their armor. I will pray about and see what happens. Have an awesome weekend.

03-27-2004, 10:03 AM
:lol: Good Morning,

I was a "member" of this group several months back, and fell off the turnip truck HARD. Sunny remembers me, and I just spent the last couple days reading all five pages of this thread so I could get to know everyone else.

A brief info..... my name is Connie, and I am a foodaholic and a yoyo dieter. I am 50 years old, work at a prison, and my husband and I are in the process of adopting our granddaughter, Genesy, who will be 3 next month. I'm still trying to figure out if I'll still be her grandmother, or become her mother. Legally, I'll be her mother. To her, I am her "Mama, Mommy, and Friend." Her mother, whom we also adopted at the age of 10, is in the picture, at her convenience, which actually makes it more difficult for me but we do what we can for Genesy.

Consequently, over the last few months I have GAINED 15 pounds. I feel and look like a blimp. I honestly know that for me the best way to lose weight is to count calories. I use Fitday (I bought the downloadable program), and as long as I post everyday, I can stay on track.

Anyway..... just a brief introduction and I look forward to getting to know everyone. Sunny, thank you for remembering me. I also remember Gary. If any of you were here when I was here last, I apologize for hiding you in the deep recesses of my mind and with time, if you behave, I'll let you out. :lol: :lol: :lol:

03-27-2004, 11:32 AM
Connie~Welcome back! So happy you've come back. It's never too late and you are never behind. We all just start where we can. I'm happy you are back. Thank God Genesy has you, it must be difficult to deal with.

I'm at work this a.m. so I must be quick. It's rainy and dreary but I LOVE it! It is starting to feel like spring. Yesterday it was in the 60's and sunny, i didn't have to wear a jacket! I love the rain and look forward to a long rainy weekend. Have a lot of studying to do and I MUST get some laundry done. :^:

Charlie called me at home yesterday and was real casual and said, well i'll be home if you want to come by. Um no........ I just don't like him not letting me know earlier. If he wants to see me, he should arrange something earlier. We're not at that stage yet where it's casual and just, oh, come by whenever...So i didn't call him back. And i'm not going to. I have things i need to do and i'm not waiting around for him. (Tough crowd, huh? ;) )

Today is my dear sweet Mother's 60th Birthday!!! :balloons: Can you believe it (well, i can't)! She doesn't look her age. She was totally spoiled at work, they decorated her office and she had 2 cakes,:hb: :hb: one from a guy who's my age and adores her, i thought that was cute that he'd make that effort. And also, mom has been at this job for 33 years and they are closing her plant in the next month. Her last day is next Friday and she already has another job with a competitor, but these are difficult emotional times for her. All the people in the office yesterday presented her with a beautiful Bulova watch with a diamond at the 12. They thanked her for being so sweet, being there for them. I thought that was awesome.

03-27-2004, 08:36 PM
HI LADIES :wave:

RYLEE and I just got home from Amanda's tennis match, she won in a hard fought match and her team won, so all in all a great day! It has been a long week between wins for my kiddo and she really needed this one for her confidence! My son has his high jumpers, triple and long jumpers in a big meet today--he will be home late, and Angie just called from 200 miles away to say my step-d won both her soccer games (she isn't feeling well and missed the first one but came back to play fairly well in the second one- she is missing her high school softball game today though) I left Ron at church this am, his class is having a rummage sale for spending money for their Wash. DC trip-- left a whole bunch of things to sale but could only help from 6am to 8am due to the tennis match. I had to take RYLEE down there for the team as it is probably the only Saturday match left--GUESS what? they adore her......braggin'--braggin'--braggin'! ;) She sure is behaving well ( :lol: :lol3: ) Actually in PUBLIC she puts on a show ;) Kids, girls and boys, were even stopping in their cars on campus (it is a small campus) to get out and pet her while we went on a "potty" walk. She does get spooked at loud noises though or ones she hasn't heard--I have started calling her a GOLDEN RETREATER -- OK, I saw the joke in the ONE BIG HAPPY cartoon this week--but sooooo fitting for her :lol:

CONNIE WELCOME back-- feel free to come and join us anytime--on a regular basis the better! Sometimes we all leave for a bit. I haven't been as regular as I used too because of our new 10 week old puppy, a golden retriever, as you must have guessed. I think it is wonderful that you are in the position to take in your grandaughter, I know it isn't easy, I just became OFFICIAL legal guardian of my 13 year old nephew this week--it is hard work but I do feel blessed to be able to help him. Keep coming back when you can!

MICHELE Hey girl give 'ol Charlie a break--sometimes us guys are not too :shrug: SHARP!! Happy birthday to your mom too, sorry about her work thing, can't be easy to change at her age, I know from being 50 that it would be difficult for me to make a major move in the work force. 'Spose you don't want to hear that it was in the low 70's in Point Loma today for my DD match :spin:

SUE Great job by your neice! Boys can talk a bunch but when it comes time to "embarrass" themselves forget it! unless the BIG Man ON CAMPUS is, then the others will follow! My brother in law (the one with heart (?) problems) had another 300 this week--he is a very good bowler, he has had--pretty sure 20 300 games in his life-- the lanes I think are blocked where he bowls though-- but still very good. I am feeling much better thanks.

WILMA Great job on the snacking! You can get the 5/5 easy girl! with your great attitude ;)

ANGEL Wonderfull news on your son! He is lucky to have your support! There have been drugs in my family and I know what a burden it can be-- cost me tons of money years ago "BELIEVING LIES" of JUST THIS ONCE! But I am way passed the enabler stage now! My prayers are with you and your family.

SUNNYD--SAMI and SPROUT I hope you all have a great week-end with your families..

WORSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IN HIS LOVE, Gary

03-28-2004, 11:37 AM
Happy Lord's Day to All!!! :wave:

Hello my friends. It's me Sherry, or some remember me as mrs24kgold. I used to post here last fall but kinda got overwhelmed with health problems, schedule, life, etc and just finally quit posting. :headache: :stress: Sorry, I just left you guys. I have missed you so very much and I think about you frequently. I have been lurking in the sidelines but not posting, guess I was a little embarassed. Sorry!

I have lost some weight but have gained most of it back. So, tomorrow is a new beginning. With advise from a MD I am going to start South Beach tomorrow and see how I can do on that one. I pray with all my heart that it will be just the answer for me.

I haven't gone back and read all your posts but I will try to catch up or you can post a little to help me. I continue to work part time as a home health nurse and raising my kiddos, although the oldest now almost 17 is driving and on the high school softball team and working some. The youngest is now on a softball team too. And as if I didn't have enough to do, I kinda got drafted this week to be the head coach. It will be hard on me but it will get me moving more and I will love it, that is until the temps get to be 100+.:yikes: I played for many many years and coached for quite a few, but this league is 8 and under coach pitch, which I have never done or seen until now. Wish me luck.:lucky:

It's so good to be posting!!!! Just know that I can't post a lot but will post when I can. I look forward to hearing from each one of you. :gossip:

03-28-2004, 11:04 PM Sunshinelady!! Glad you are a part of our group. I don't remember you...must have been before my time, but, looking forward to getting to know you. Like your name!

Found this today....Hopefully most all watched the movie.....

The R-rating For "The Passion of the Christ", by David Langerfeld
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> In movie terms
> "R" stands for RESTRICTED,
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> we needed a
> we needed to be
> we needed to be
> we needed to be
> Jesus needed to be
> so that we could have a
> not just a
> The
> "R"
> is to
> us to
> what Jesus did to
> our sin to
> Satan powerless, to
> us from eternity in ****.
> The
> "R"
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> for giving you
> As a
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> your debt.
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> "R"
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> some will
> to believe, some will be
> some will think you are
> in believing that a death was
> The
> "R"
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> of sin has been
> and now through faith in Christ your
> is eternity and you are now
> before God because you have
> him as the
> of your soul.
> What a
> and
> solution to
> mankind.

03-29-2004, 08:59 AM
Hello I have to be real quick I am way behind on all the post. Today is a start of a new life! The Dr. I saw friday was wonderful! I will tell you more later. He has started me on a slow easy workout every morning! A food change ect..... Please Pray for me today as I take on this life style change!
I will post when I get home from work to let you know how things went!
Praying you have an OP day!

03-29-2004, 10:08 AM
It's snowing here. Can you believe it? It's also spring break here so it all makes sense. We always get snow on spring break.

I'm in really great spirits this a.m. I weighed in at Curves and have lost 3 lbs and 6 inches in March. Finally, the weight is coming off. I plan to start working on my dinners today along with continuing with the contol of snacks. Thanks so much for all your encouragement. Without it I wouldn't be where I am today.

Sami: I am so glad to hear you so positive. I just know this new lifestyle will work for you.

I just looked at the time and i have to leave for work. Talk again tonight.

03-29-2004, 10:46 AM
Oh Sherry~I'm so happy to see you back! :D SO, SO Happy! I've often wondered where you were, what you were doing. Sounds like you are doing well. Post when you can, don't worry about the rest...

OK, OK, maybe I was a little hard on Charlie...... ;) But he asked me to dinner at his house last night and i went and it was wonderful. He made these great sauteed vegetables w/asparagus, red and orange pepper (we both don't like green peppers), mushrooms w/brandy and butter, and he grilled stuffed cod and tuna steaks and i made rice, because he wasn't sure how to make rice. We had a really nice time.

Then I got a speeding ticket on the way home... :( Haven't had one in a long time, and it's so expensive here. Will be atleast $130.

More later...

03-29-2004, 11:22 AM
Have to be quick--feeling much better and off to work today. Very beautiful here all week-end and today, in the high 70's and up, expect rain later this week though. Had a birthday get together for my son yesterday--about 25 family members-real nice--bratwurst, beans, rolls, potato salad--tried to assemble a basketball hoop set-up for Ron--followed directions (I DID I DID!!) but somehow got one pole twisted wrong and after awhile figured it would be best to start over tonight BEFORE I BLEW IT!!! Was getting VERY frustrated. RYLEE was the hit of the party--until she started digging!! Then she wasn't a hit with Angie. SHERRY so happy to have you back!! SAMI so happy for the new outlook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MICHELE great news on with Charlie. WILMA super on the weight loss. HI ANGEL and DONNA......gotta go.

03-29-2004, 11:23 AM
Good Morning All!!!!:wave:

Thanks so much for the welcome back, Michelle!!!! I have missed you so much. Anyway, today I started South Beach. I feel good, and am going do really good on this new way of eating. :yes:{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Sami~ I am anxious to know what your MD told you Friday. Please don't keep us hanging too long. I am praying for you that this will be the answer. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

Well, can't stay long, gotta get busy. :goodvibes:

Hope everyone has a GREAT day!!!!!

03-29-2004, 01:11 PM

Good Afternoon gang :)

I just got in from going for my 45min. walk (don't know how far I went, just went for time). What beautiful weather we are having here! Yesterday went close to 70* and today is in the 60's right now. It is absolutely wonderful to see and feel sunshine!! Everyone was out in their yards working in their gardens and the breeze was breezing and the birds are making their nests and mating... so neat to feel Spring!

Joe & I had such a nice weekend... Saturday we went out to breakfast together very early (7:30am) and then we went to Heinen's to pick up some groceries; then when we got home we spent the day watching DVD's together and just chilling out... it was so nice! It was rainy, so it was a great way to spend the day. Then on Sunday after church we went out with some friends for brunch and the sun was high in the sky - so beautiful! 68* - 70* was the high temp I think. When we got home we both changed and went directly outdoors to work in the yard clearing out winter messes... the yard looks so nice now. But we have allot of work to do this year in it --- we are going to have a new driveway put in soon & then I want to get rid of all the plastic edging (in the front gardens first) and add the stone, but won't do that till they get in the driveway. All kinds of plans and Spring is finally here so we can begin.

Wow! I have allot of catching up to do here!!!!


I am so very sorry for Kevin's family... I wish that we could instill in our youth the knowledge we have gained through the years so that accidents like this would not happen... so very sad. I told my Joe about it and we both lifted everyone up in our special prayers on Sunday.

I am so glad to hear that you have found a Dr. that is finally going to HELP you!!!! Finally!! I am so very happy for you, Sami!! :dance: Cannot wait for you to come back and fill us all in.

Isn't it great working out in the yard again... feeling the sunshine & listening to the birds :) I always thought that the Fall was my favorite time of the year, but at the moment ~ Spring is!!! Good luck on your testing results!!!!

I am glad to hear that you are feeling better!!! I am so sorry to hear you all have been ill.

Belated "Happy Birthday" wishes for your DS!! WoW he's 23! You old fart you :lol: :lol3: Sounds like you all had a blast!!! And Rylee will always be a hit - she's adorable!

Thanks for the pat-on-the-back! :) It's nice to hear from my one time coach :D I am so happy you are proud of me... Joe is too. He came home with the nicest card for me when I got below 200lbs and has been so very supportive of me ~ always encouraging me and giving me back & leg rubs from achy muscles... I am so spoiled! It was so nice to see your post!!!

Sounds like you have your hands full with Rylee!!! Eating your wife's roses, huh --- not so good! But no matter what they do you always forgive them and love on them :lol: I think that my boys are done getting into trouble and then they surprise me. Always something! Right now they are going through Spring fever!!!! You should see the three of them chasing one another early in the mornings and in the early evenings!!! You move out of their way cuz they WILL run right into you! They are so into what they are doing they don't care what is going on around them! Nice to see though... the two boys will keep my Domino young - that's for sure.

*Prayers* for your BIL... have they found out anything?

Belated wishes --- "Happy 60th Birthday!" to your DM!! Hope she had a wonderful day! That was awesome that she got such a nice gift from her co-workers! Have you heard anything from the tests you had to study for? Hope it all turned out well.

Wow $130.00 for a ticket - so high!!! I'm sorry! I thought that $85.00 was high when I got a speeding ticket two years ago...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with Charlie ;) Loved what you had for dinner!! Sounds like a great cook... hummm something to think about... ...

To be continued...


03-29-2004, 01:15 PM
Thanks for all your posts! Very encouraging! Love the "R" Rating of the Passion List :)
Nice to see you back again!!! So happy to hear that your son is still drug-free... I will keep him in my *Prayers* for strength and stability! He has to be really struggling... I wish him and his family only the very best! My God's angel's surround him in protection.

Glad to hear that you finally got a settlement from Maytag. I bet you are glad that's done with! It's just a shame it wasn't the amount you hoped for.

Sorry to hear that you are getting snow again... I don't envy you at all! I am feeling so refreshed with the sunshine we have had the last few days! I sure do hope you have some soon!!!

"Congrats" to you!!!!!!!!! One size smaller in your clothes - absolutely wonderful!!!! So happy to hear that you had such good result with your Curves weigh & measure day!!! WoW ~ 3lbs gone and 6" gone --- WooHoo!!!!! What a wonderful feeling, huh. So very happy for you!!

Hi CONNIE!!!!!
You are back! So great to see you! You will get back on that truck - you'll see :D It took me a long time, but I am finally back on myself and have begun to see great results!! You will too ;)

I wish you well on your endeavors of adopting Genesy... sounds like you both have a beautiful relationship! Such a shame when children are born of mother's (or father's) that don't care, but oh such a blessing she has you! I have seen the free version of Fitday on the net, but it didn't work for me --- glad it does for you :)

:cp: So good to see you back!!!! :cp:

"Welcome back!" I don't think I remember you... I remember MRSHUMMER (Sherry), but I don't think we have met. Last Fall you posted?? Hummm... ... I have been here since August-2003 and don't remember you, I'm sorry. Good to have you back with us and I hope we get to know one another soon. Good "Luck" coaching!!!!

Hope all is going well for you too! I thought I remembered you were going to see the Dr's this week. Hope you have only good news!


Hope to see GARNET5, EEYORE, CHRISTIAN, SPRITE, CAT & SHIRL come back too :)

You all have a glorious day today!
*Many Blessings*


03-29-2004, 02:31 PM
It has been a rough 2 weeks but am getting better. I ended up with the flu and cold that was going on and needed to see the doc about it. Because of this last week when I was to be having my cancer checkup - it was cancelled because my chest was to congested. It has been changed to this Wednesday - March 31 - so tomorrow we are off to the big city, then to the hospital on Wednesday. After the test is done we are going to come directly home that night. Then on April 1 in the morning we are traveling to Kelowna BC to visit my mother (she just turned 86) as we haven't seen her for some time now due to my illness and all the traveling required. So this is going to be a busy week in traveling but will be nice - at least it will be nice once the cancer test is over with. I don't really like the thought of having to be put to sleep for this but that is the way it goes - it will be like this the rest of my life - and for the next 4 years it will mean a lot of this - then when 5 years is up it will only be once per year - so just have to hang tight I guess.

Went to Curves this morning - first time in 2 weeks - felt so good but I also can feel that I haven't done it for awhile. Also got weighed and measured - I am not even going to go there but rather am 'starting over'. These last two weeks have not been good in that respect.

On April 5 I will be having an ultra sound of gall bladder and liver - last week was having symptoms of gall bladder trouble - like I need any more health problems. Then on April 29 I see the eye specialist to see about having the eye surgery to remove the cataracts. Thought last year was rough with all the medical visits but it looks like this year could be another of the same!!

Well, need to run - we have a load to take out to the dump, 4 loads of laundry to wash and dry and to pack for going out of town. Kids are excited - I am looking forward to seeing my mother - and then getting home to get back into a better routine - of not being sick any more!!!!

03-30-2004, 09:23 AM
Good Morning CEers!!!:wave:

As you know I started SB yesterday and it was GREAT!!!! I ate just what I was suppose to eat, no cheating, no going off plan. :cheer: I didn't have any problems following the plan. The only problem I had I learned I will have to eat mid morning snack, mid afternoon snack and HS (bedtime) snack. I woke up about 1:00 this morning with my BS dropping. :yikes: But I see that as a good thing. I wasn't hungry at all!!! I even had softball practice with the kiddos last night for 1 1/2 hrs and kept on trucking. I did eat two small spoons of peanut butter right before practice so I wouldn't crash. I have learned to keep peanut butter in my vehicle for just those times.

Sprout~ So sorry to hear you have been sick. Prayers going out :bubbles: for you during your tests and traveling. Take care of yourself and don't over do it. Check in with us when you can. {{{HUGS}}}

Sunny~ Sorry to hear you don't remember me, but that's ok. Yeah, I've posted under several different usernames over the years. When I first found 3fc I posted under Tinkerdove then MrsHummer and mrs24kgold and now sunshinelady. I tried to sign back in this time with my previous name but I guess it had been too long, it didn't recognize me. :eek: Keep up the walking, that's the best!!!! Please tell me how you insert the gifs into your posts, even smiley central gifs. Pleezzzzzzzzz

Well, gotta run, have walking to do and planting to do. Oh, then I have to work for a little bit. It's spring like here for the past week or so and suppose to be close to 80 today. :sunny: I just love spring!!!!

Have a GREAT Tuesday!!!!
:flow1: :strong: :high: :flow2: :flame: :cb: :goodvibes:

03-30-2004, 10:17 AM
off to work-gotta be quick- SHERRY, I mentioned I was glad to have you back yesterday but we posted at the same time, you may not have caught it! Glad to have you back.........busy at work then a tennis match for daughter, catch up later


03-30-2004, 10:24 AM Hi Sherry

I DO remember you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You just threw me with mrs24kgold!!!! I remembered you as MRSHUMMER! I thought it was you at first and then was a bit disappointed when I thought it wasn't. You really threw me!!!

I know who you are! :yes: If you read my post I stated that I remembered the MRSHUMMER Sherry I was just taken back
by all your different user names -- now I know!
Welcome back!!! It's so good to see you posting again.


03-30-2004, 11:13 AM
Hi everyone....don't have time for a long post.
Our son took a turn for the worse! He had come so far...going to church...stopped bad language, drugs, etc. Was eating well. Anyway, he loves to go to his grandmother's house & eat & talk to her & family...almost every night. Sunday night his uncle said some very cruel things about some plans our son had. (long story) It was like jerking the rug out from under him! When we got up Monday morning, it was as if he had just came the first day! He's so very upset...doesn't want to live, talking of going back on drugs (because "no one cares anyway"), etc. We tried talking with him, but, nothing helps. Please, us pray. I want to get hold of his uncle sooooo bad! (he's on drugs heavily& is grandma's favorite son)I know I have to stay out of that, since it's my DH's brother...hopefully DH will step in. He did calm DS down some. I stayed up very late with him last night talking, though.

Sherry....I DO remember you! Like Sunny....I remember you as Mrshummer. SOOOOO glad you're back. :)

Well, sorry to cut this short, but have business to take care of today. Have a good Tuesday.

03-31-2004, 09:14 AM
Good Morning CEers!!!!! :wave:

Boy, it sure is quite around here. Ya'll out exercising or something??? :jig: :tread: :strong: :dancer: :workout:

I am so very very happy!!!!! :D This is my third day on South Beach and I sneaked a peek on the scales this morning just to see how I was doing and I'm down 1 1/2 lbs!!!!! :cp: :dance: :bubbles: And on top of that, it's my TOM, and I'm carrying a lot of water weight. But the most important factor is First time in many many years I haven't craved chocolate during this time!!!!! Wow!!! :cb: :flow2: Isn't God good?!!?!!!! Yes, HE IS!!!!

I haven't even been hungry with this way of eating. Monday afternoon, before softball practice, I felt a little empty and felt like I needed something, I had a teaspoon full of Natural Peanut Butter and it took care of everything, and helped me go another 1 1/2 hours until I could eat. :cp:

I haven't even been getting all my exercise in. :( but I'm still a doing good!

Gary, Sami, Wilma, Sue, Sunny, Angellover, Sprout, Michelle, Everyone else, IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE BACK!!!!

Well, I've jawed enough this morning, gotta go feed my baby (baby goat on a bottle) and get busy. Talk atcha ya'll later. :wave: Have a GREAT ON PLAN day!!!!

03-31-2004, 09:38 AM
It's finally sunny here and it's warming up. Soon I'll be able to get out in my yard.

I didn't go to Curves this a.m. really missed it. I've done something to my big toe and can't put pressure on it. I sure hope it clears up fast. I'm on my feet all day at work and it could be painful.

Sherry: SOOO Good to have you back and that you're off to such a great start. Way to go.

Gary: I'm glad you keep in touch even though you're still really busy.

Angel: You are very much in my prayers. It is soooo hard to see someone you love in such need. BIG HUG to you.

sprout: I'm praying that your check up went well. You are also in my prayers. How's the son doing?

Well, gotta go get ready for work. Have a super day!

03-31-2004, 03:08 PM

Good afternoon CER's :wave:

I am having a very hard day today... just feel very tired. I decided to take a day of rest from exercise today. I think I needed it, but I also missed doing it. I have been exercising 6 days a week resting on Sunday, but for some reason... today I just hit a wall of exhaustion.

I found this in a booklet today and thought I would share :)
"Healthcare for the Heart"
If you are over 40 years old, your heart has already beat more then 1.5 billion times. I know that when my heart stops, it will be too late to change my ways. So I've been trying to control my weight, get exercise, and watch not only what I eat but also what's eating me.

This point relates to another vital organ called "the heart" --- our spiritual heart. It too has throbbed millions of times with thoughts, affections, and choices. In the heart we determine how we will speak, behave, and respond to life's circumstances (Proverbs 4:23). Will we trust the Lord and choose to be gracious, patient, and loving? Or will we yield to pride, greed, and bitterness?

Are we keeping Spiritually fit?
*Weight: Do we need to lose the weight of unnecessary burdens and cares?
*Pulse: Are we maintaining a steady rhythm of gratitude and praise?
*Blood Pressure: Is our trust greater then our anxiety?
*Diet: Are we enjoying the life-giving nutrients of the Word of God?
Have you checked your heart lately?

Proverbs 4:23
"Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life."

O Lord, You see what's in the heart---
There's nothing hid from You;
So help us live the kind of life
That's filled with Love for You. Amen.

"To keep spiritually fit, consult the Great Physician"


*God's Blessings*
:sunny: SunnyD


04-01-2004, 09:07 AM
Good Morning CEers!!!!:wave:

I'm sipping :coffee2: this morning and coming to check on everyone. This is Day 4 on my plan. I am doing SO GOOD on the SBD. Of course, I don't consider it a "diet" but instead a way of eating. I lost a lot of fluid yesterday from that TOM and sneaked another peek this morning and I'm down 4.5lbs since Monday!!!! Yay!!! I know a lot of it is fluid, but I will take the loss any way I can get it.

I haven't been hungry but did have a time last night after supper that I wasn't satisfied and wanted something. I finally ate a BlueBunny sugar free fudgcicle. That took care of it. I was so scared that I would end of cheating, but I was good. :D

Sunny~ I hope this finds you feeling better today! Take care of yourself, do you think you need some vitamins, maybe some Vit C?
I really enjoyed your "Healthcare for the Heart". Thanks for sharing it.

Wilma~ I hope your poor toe is better. Ouch!!! Don't ya just love spring?:yes:

Well, gotta finish this :coffee: and hit the shower and start my day. Hope EVERYONE has a GREAT ON PLAN day!!!!!

Missing you~ Gary, Sprout, Angel-lover, Michelle, Sami and EVERYONE else!!! Sami ~ still wondering what happened last Friday with the DR. Come post when you can!!!

04-01-2004, 07:10 PM
Hello's to Everyone... :wave:


Nope... don't need Vit-C --- I take 1,500mil each day along with quite a few others including iron, daily. If you knew my exercise routine the last month or so, you would see why I am very tired. Not to mention our weather stinks!!! We are getting rain & SNOW (!) again here! It is so damp it goes straight into your bones and you cannot seem to warm up! And it is suppose to be this way for another week or so. I wanna screem! I feel like a caged cat! I want so badly to get outdoors in the warmth of sunshine and garden or go for walks... this weather is killing me... I got allot done today, but I feel so yucky!

Other then that I am fine :D :lol:

How did your day go today??? I am so happy for you that the SBD is working... I too am doing the SBD, but I haven't gone back to the Forums to post there, just have had very full days with Easter coming. Allot of preparations for church music and all.

:dance: Keep up the wonderful job, Sherry!!!!!
Wishing you only successful days! :goodvibes

*God Bless*


04-01-2004, 07:30 PM
I have to be quick, i'm about ready to go home but wanted to post and say hello to everyone! :wave:

Sunny~sorry it's gloomy and cold. It's warming up here, i'll try to send you some sunshine :sunny: Funny how the weather can affect your mood too, huh? Just pretend it's warm, and you are outside in sandals and feeling the grass beneath your toes....

Sherry! Woo hoo on the SBD! So happy it's working for you and you feel good on it. So happy to see you back too, i missed you and your posts. And it's nice and colorful with you and Sunny and Angel......;)

I studied until after midnight last night, and they scheduled me wrong and i can't test until tomorrow. So the good news, is i get another night of studying! I HAVE to pass now.......... :o I'm feeling confident. I'll let you know what happens.

Have a date with Charlie Sat. but i'm not sure what we're doing. He has tried to call and keep in touch so i'm not upset. But i'll have to talk to him tomorrow. I did call him back and let him know what is going on.

Hope you are all well........Where's Gary? Need pics of Rylee, they grow too quick! And what's for dinner? I'm hungry...

Oh, i've been doing the online bible program that Marilyn/Sprout mentioned and wow, what a blessing....Thank you Sprout!

04-02-2004, 08:12 AM
I have to be quick I AM SO SORRY I have been MIA. The truth is I have been doing very well and working out! So I have had very little time on the computer. I am so happy to see Sherry and Connie back we really miss you when you stopped posting. And worry what has happen to you. I hope ZOE comes back too! Well I have to get ready for work. We had a lot going on at work so I can't wait until I walk out at 3 today!
I will post more later.

04-02-2004, 09:01 AM
Good Morning CEers!!!!:wave: [b]

I'm here sipping my :coffee: trying real hard to wake up. My allergies are really kicking butt this morning. Hoping the hot :coffee2: will losen it all up so I'm not so tight. Even the breathing treatment only could do so much.

This is Day 5 on SB and I seem to be doing really well. I'm not hungry but still have moments when I'm not satisfied after eating but most of the time a BB fudgcicle (no sugar) helps with that.

I have a busy day with patients and have to take oldest daughter to MD out of town.

[b]Gary~ Missing you!!!

Sunny~ Sorry to hear the weather is being so "cold". But you know we have to have a little rain/snow to appreciate when the sun :sunny: does come out. :yes: Thanks for your support!! Please tell me how to put in the smilie central gifs. I can't seem to figure it out. PLEEZ!!!!!

Sami~ So GOOD to hear from you!!! So glad you are doing well. Just keep doing your best and post when you can. I know how it can be overwhelming. :yes:

Michelle~ I hope your test goes well. I'm sure it will!!! I must have missed the info on the online Bible reading. Good luck with your date with Charlie.

Hope EVERYONE has a GREAT FRIDAY and WEEKEND ON PLAN!!!! :strong: :tread: :goodscale:

04-02-2004, 06:15 PM
I passed! :cb: I showed up this a.m. for the test and they wouldn't let me take it because my license was EXPIRED! I am like.......WHAT??? I didn't receive a renewal notice?? :?: So I had to drive about 20 minutes away, do that quick and then go back and they could still fit me in and test me. So by this time I was totally stressed. But I prayed before I went in and i had to remind myself a couple times not to freak out and just continue and I did it!!!!

Charlie just called and asked me to come over, we're going to watch movies and have some dinner. It's last minute which i don't like, but i want to see him and it's casual and i need to celebrate a little too! :)

Glad to see Sunny and Sherry and Sami.........hello to all! :wave:

I have a feeling this will be a quiet weekend...

04-02-2004, 06:27 PM
:wave: Hi SHERRY,
What I do to use the SMILEY CTRL in my posts is:
I open my OUTLOOK EXPRESS and then click CREATE MAIL --- then I go to Smiley Ctrl (that has been downloaded to my Outlook Express) and find the one I want & click on it; then it will appear on the outgoing e-mail --- I RIGHT CLICK on it click on PROPERTIES and COPY the ADDRESS and then transfer the address by PASTING it to the post here & surround it with the IMG CODE. Then when I am done I just close the Outlook Window. You remember how to post images don't you? It applies in the same way. I hope I was clear enough in my explanation... so sorry I didn't get back to you sooner --- I have been so very busy these days & not on the net long at all.
"Luck!" ;)

Always good to see your post. I figure no news is good news... you must be feeling pretty good these days :) I hope your good health continues.

Yep! The weather sure does effect me! I am a :sunny: sunshine girl! I love it and how good I feel when it beams... just like my cats :D I cannot wait till summer is here in full swing. I am feeling better today. But it is still so crummy out there! Cannot believe we got snow again! I hope that all went well with your testing today... come back soon and fill us in, okay

Just as I was getting ready to finish up --- you posted that you passed! Yeahhh... I'm so very happy for you Michele! Enjoy your evening with Charlie tonight!! :D

I miss you guy! You made us all feel 'special' being you were the only guy here and now you are MIA :cry: We all miss you! Come back soon... "Hello's" to Angie. Pets for the pup ;)


"Hello's to everyone!!"
*God Bless*
:sunny: SunnyD
"DON'T FORGET!!!!!" Your Clocks move FORWARD this weekend!


04-03-2004, 01:05 AM
Hello! I got a chance to Post and now I can tell you what the Dr. said.

It starts at my jaw TMJ
My neck is stiff and limited movement
my left shoulder may have a torn rotator cuff
and my right shoulder has a worn rotator cuff
my elbows has tendinitis
I have carpal tunnel in both hands
arthritis in back, hips, shoulders, knees
all my muscles are very tight and where they concect they are pulling
my restless legs
fibromyalgia and they ran tests for lupus I will find out in 6 weeks if I have that. The Dr spent over 2 hrs with me and really worked on me. He has gave me a workout to do everyday because he says thier is a saying in his office USE IT OR LOSE IT! He said I have the body of an old lady! I now have to take B-6 3x a day. and he put me on a parkinson's med for the restless legs. I am tired all the time but I have trouble sleeping good. and it is because of the pain and restless legs. I also can not have caffine after 12pm. So after talking to someone who fully understood and I feel can help I am doing my workout everyday (it is really simple ones with these bands) and stretching workout on a bike. And one of the members at our church is a personal trainer and he is now doing a workout class once a week and me and some of my friends went and let me tell you I WORKED OUT. I am so out of shape! But he really showed me how to do things right (I really thought I would die before the class was over) And I am sore but nothing like I expected. I bought the workout ball and it helps my back a lot! I am going back every week! I also have make my diet more rounded. I eat oatmeal for breadfast and a really green salad for lunch (or a wrap) and a small dinner. I can already tell after just one week I have a more postive out look. And when I feel better I do better.
My goal is to lose 30lbs by July 26 (My 25th birthday(again)

EZ-How is Mike doing? How did his test come out? What a sad story about your sons friend. I hope others read and learn.
Sue-Someone called today and wanted to know if we sold eye masks because Alaska is now staying daylight. Maybe I should pack one!
Sprout-Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I love your posts. Let us know how the tests go.
Wilma-You are doing so great!!!!! I have and outfit I can't wait to get into it.
Angel-My prayers are with your Son. He needs support now your uncle shouldn't have kicked him while he was trying to stand! I will pray that he continues to grow strong.
Michele-How did the date go? I loved the pictures of you. You look great!
So happy you passed the test! Wow you have hit a lot of big moments in your life in the short time I have know you. College,job,boyfriends. God has really blessed you.
Connie-How is your granddaughter doing? I am so glad you are back. We all fall of the wagon and we are here for each other to lift them back on.
Sherry-How have your been? How is your heart? Are you still working? I often wondered how you were doing. So glad you are back..I just love the sugar free fudge bars!!!!

Well it is late and I need to go to bed.
Prayers for you all!

04-03-2004, 06:09 AM
Hello SAMI,
I just couldn't be happier for you that you found a Dr. who understands and is helping you... you sound just like I did when I found my Dr :) Boy, you have allot to overcome, but with the bright outlook you have you WILL do it! I am working out with bands too... Michael Thurmond's pkg that I got has them with wonderful 20 min exercises you do. They are really changing my shape. I think you will like those bands. Continued success, Sami! :grouphug:

I must say someting though, I really feel left out right now :(
You touched base with everyone on the board but me :cry:


Joe and I have a very busy morning today --- going to breakfast at 7:00 and then going shopping early (before the Sat. crowds) and then this evening we are meeting our friends out for dinner, it's their turn to pick a place and so we are going to "The Red Lobster" It's been a long time since we have gone there.

Our weather is still stinky... we are expecting 1-3" of snow over the weekend.
What are you gonna do - we'll just cope.

Well, hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!
Don't forget to change your clocks this weekend! "SPRING FORWARD"


04-03-2004, 11:15 AM
Aw, Sunny........more SNOW? :( Ick, i can imagine how i'd feel. But we have high winds and it's going to be in the 20's tonight. It's beautiful this a.m. though.

Sami~i'm so happy you've found a dr. you like and a trainer and supportive people in your life. What an inspiration you are, my dear... :grouphug: I wish they had a plan old hug smiley, so a grouphug will have to suffice for now.

Charlie and I went for Chinese food last night, I drove his Yukon because he had had a drink, what fun it was for me. I showed him the old farm my mother grew up on which is close to his house, and guess who lives right next door? His ex-wife! Is that weird or what? That's where his son was last night. We came back to watch a movie but he was missing a part at work to set it up, we'll watch the DVD tonight. We talked and watched some TV. We actually talked about a lot of things and some things were bothering me, not about him, but about me and i got a little emotional at the end of the night. I think it was all the stress from the week and i do have a lot of things that are piling on me. But the good news is he was so sweet and handled it well. Some men just get weird if a woman shows emotion, but he was really sweet. We're going to one of my favorite italian restaurants tonight and coming home to watch a movie! I can't wait to see him! :love:

OK, have to get to work...

04-03-2004, 11:24 AM
Oh Sunny I am so sorry I was saving you for last to post to so I could tell you How proud I am of your weight loss!!!!!!! And I went out of order on my list and missed you. I am so SORRY. But what I meant to write last night is you are my new hero!!!!!!!!! When I read that you were down below 200 It was like someone telling me you can do it!!!!!! And I want to thank you so much for always being here for the whole group. I have often thought Sunny is the right name for her! Please forgive me if I hurt your feelings.

I am feeling really good about this group. Many of us have struggled with the health problems and weight loss. But I have seen more progress in 2004 for all of us. The struggle will continue. But I have seen a more postive out look toward food and health. All of you have really pulled me up when I have been down. Sunny your kindness and love has meant so much to me. I know if we ever met we would hit it off. In your last post you were talking about how the weather makes you feel crummy. Have you ever thought about indoor tanning? I just started going again because I know it makes me feel better (how much sun light do you get was one of the questions on my Dr. form) I never burn but I burned bad wensday now I look really dark! Sun light effects your mood. People who work nights and don't get much light are more likley to be depressed. Something to think about.

Well go to run it is my DD10th birthday and we are going to build a bear.

04-03-2004, 11:39 AM
Hello Everyone! I Am So Sorry For Not Posting--and Not Gonna Do It Now Either-lol-- Off To Daughter's Tennis Match A Few Hours Away Then Have A Wedding Early This Evening--will Post For Sure Tomorrow With Pictures Of Rylee--have Been Reading And All Are In My Prayers--sami I Am So Happy To See The Attitude Change--will Let Angie See The Pm--gotta Go Love You All--gary

04-03-2004, 12:51 PM
Sami, what a great idea! You are right too. Light therapy does help people. It's called SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. People who live in Alaska and places where it stays dark for long periods are affected too. I know there are people who think tanning is really unhealthy, but so is being in the gloom too... I wish I could afford it right now, i know it would help my mood!

Gary~glad you popped in. Sound super busy, post when you can!

This is for our sweet SunnyD/Donna........

:sunny: :hot: :flow1: :sunny::hot::flow1: :sunny::hot::flow1: :sunny:Sending you some Sunshine! :sunny::hot::flow1: :sunny::hot::flow1: :sunny::hot::flow1: :sunny:

04-03-2004, 02:57 PM
It feels like forever since I've posted. I've been struggling with first the toe(which I still can't figure out what happened) and then a sore back. I think I am finally on the mend. we met some friends for dinner last night- great time. They're in the city for the weekend. Tonight they're coming for dinner- lasagna and salad. I'm looking forward to a great visit. FIrst I have to clean up a bit!!!

Sami: I am so glad you have found a dr. who understands what you're going through. I see only good things ahead for you.

Michele: Sounds like something good is happening with you. Super!!

Gary: Thanks for letting us know you're still alive! Looking forward to hearing more from you.

Sunny: I can't remember if I commended you for getting down into the 100's. I am so impressed. Keep up the great work.

Sherri: You are also doing great with SDB. I've been reading the Change One book by Reader's Digest. It has lots of great advice in it.

Well, gotta go. Have a great day!

I'm changing my signature with each weight loss to show the progress. Feels great!

04-03-2004, 03:46 PM

Psalm 99:6
"They called upon the Lord, and He answered them."

God can bring showers of blessing out of storms of adversity.


What a character you are :lol: Thank you so much! Now I feel like I have gone and drawn too much attention to myself... I so love the :sunny: sunshine you have provided me today :D
Just too cool! :cool: Thanks again!

I am so happy for you & Charlie, Michele. You deserve a good, kind man. Charlie sounds like he is. Have fun tonight... what movie did you rent?

Really... ... don't worry, I am fine. I am so sorry I caused such a fuss.
I wrote you a PM ;) {{{Hugs}}}

Yes! I have heard of S.A.D. (and believe it happens to me) and I use to work for a tanning place & use to go all the time... you are so right - it is a wonderful feeling. But I have had two surgeries removing cancerous moles from tanning, so I am not able to anymore :( I so miss it! "Happy 10th Birthday" to your DD!!!
Hope she had a wonderful day today!
A Bear???

My goodness, it has been awhile hasn't it... so good to see you.
Sorry that your toe and back aren't well. Hope you are on the mend.

Have a wonderful dinner and visit with your friends :)
Joe & I are going out tonight with our friends also...

It's always great to see you...
Hope you have a great time at the wedding tonight and dance the night away ;) Let us know how DD's tennis match went. And we always look forward to pictures of Rylee :D


It feels great to see so many posting today :) I have more time then usual because we did allot of our shopping early this morning. I have just finished coloring my hair with a mix of Med. Brn. & Red Brn. and it really came out nice... now I am all set for Easter :) When I step out into the sunshine it shines red - so neat. Well, when the sun shines :lol: And right now Joe is at Lowe's getting some more garden fencing (gotta keep those bunnies out of my painted daisies this year). We leave at 4:30 to meet our friends for dinner - we go early and then go shopping together & walk off dinner or catch a movie - it's fun! Can you guys believe that Easter is only a week away! Where does the time go?!

Take Care Gang!!
So good to see everyone!
Thanks again MICHELE for the SUNSHINE!!!!

:sunny: SunnyD


04-03-2004, 06:11 PM
Hello CEers!!!

I have had a bad day today. I had to get up and work a little today and since I've been home haven't felt like doing much of anything. All I've wanted to do is lay around. My allergies and sinuses are so bad!!! But, it's that time of the year with the wind blowing and the beautiful flowers blooming distributing their pollen around. I love spring!!! Why doesn't it love me???

On a much brighter note, I got up on the iron devil this morning and weighed. I have lost 6 1/2 lbs since Monday morning!!!!!! Yay!!!! :cheer: I'll change my signature weigh Monday morning when I weigh in. I just sneaked another peek this morning. But it was a good one!!!! I can't tell you how happy I am to [b] finally be seeing some of my weight come off. :yes:

Sunny~ Thanks so much for helping me with the smilies. I just love them, don't you? Sounds like you and Joe have a busy day today. I'm so glad I don't today, since I feel bad. Enjoy eating at Red Lobster tonight, love that place and hardly ever get to go.

Michele~ Wow, sounds like a good date. Charlie sounds like a sweetheart. I'm so glad you have found a guy that makes you happy and treats you well. You do deserve the BEST!!!! Congratulations on the test too!!!! Yoo-hoo

To be continued . . . . . . . .

04-03-2004, 06:47 PM
Wilma~ Sorry to hear about your toe and your back. Hope you are on the mend soon. Hope your supper tonight goes really well with that lasagna and salad. Yum!!

Sami~ You found a DOCTOR that spent TWO HOURS with you!!!! I am so impressed!! If you weren't so far away, I would ask you to give me his name and phone number. :D I still have a lot of problems with my heart but just go and do as I can. Some days it's like, some days it's a little I have chest pain quite often but have learned to live with it. I'm still working. I was almost working full time but had to slow down, was trying to overdo it. Now, I'm back to about 1/2 of the time I would really like to have. But, patients are better this time of year since the flu and pneumonia season is over. I'm so proud of you and how you are doing!!! We're going to tackle this old weight demon and get our lives back. :yes: :yes:

Gary ~ Glad to know you are still around, I have been missing you. I hope the match goes well as well as the wedding. Will look forward to hearing from you soon.

Hope everyone else is doing well. I sure am glad to be back. Hope your weekend is GREAT!!!!! Just posting here has made me feel a little better. Now it's off to get ready to go back to work for a pm diabetic.

04-04-2004, 11:33 AM
Hello I have a few seconds to post before I get ready for church. We had a blast at the Build a Bear. Fist you pick and amimal to stuff then you pick a voice box if you want one, then you pick a heart to put inside then you take it to the stuffer he puts the stuffing in, then you go to the sewing person and she sews up the back then to give your amimal an air bath then you make an adoption cert. and name it. Then they have lots of clothes and acc to put on your animal. And after dressing it you go to pay and they put it in the cutest box that is made like a house and says going home on the side. My DD has wanted to do this forever but I knew it would be costly but we did this unstead of a big birthday party. I was just me and 4 of my girls and the three younger ones did the build a bear. I was bad and had cake. Cake is my one weakness but I have to say it didn't taste as good as I expected. I think I am away from that sugar wants.

My goal for this week is to increase my water intake. I am starting to feel better than I have in a long time. I have been working with one of those big balls to do knee sqats and at firt my knees didn't like it but I can tell they don't grind as bad so I must be breaking up the arthritis.

Will post more later. Have a great day.

04-04-2004, 01:06 PM
GOOD MORNING CEers!!!!!!:wave:
Sure is quite here today. Glad to hear from you Sami~ as always. I am still feeling rotten but trying to function. I hope tomorrow brings us feeling better. My dh has this too, but of course, his is much worse than mine. (MY temps higher and we have the same symptoms but you know, he's worse. You woman should understand that phrase.) Sorry Gary~ :lol: I had to work some this morning and again this afternoon. I need a nap too. I feel so tired. (It's the sinuses and allergies kicking me on my backside and everywhere else too.) I have to do paperwork cause it never goes away. :nono:

Congratulations to all LOSERS and those that stayed ON PLAN this week. If you didn't see results this week then the should be kind to you, too.

Hope EVERYONE has a GREAT week!!!!

Hope EVERYONE remembered to change their clocks!!!!!

04-04-2004, 05:08 PM
HI LADIES :wave:

I am FINALLY taking some time to post. I would probably post a little more often if I could type faster....should have paid more intention to the typing in 9th grade instead of the cute red head Shirley ;) that sat in front of me.

Spent most of yesterday at a tennis match, my daughter won her doubles and singles which was great. Got home in time for a quick shower then off to the wedding of a teacher friend of ours, very nice, Hawaiian dress and food-- got to wear the new Tommy Bahama shirt my sil got me for my 50th. Had a couple of beers ( a lot of appetizers.. :sssh: :yes: :sssh: ) and some pineapple chicken dish, rice, salad, veggies, etc. And still got home before 11pm-- thank goodness too with the time change and 8 am service this morning.
Daughter doing well with school and tennis (and boyfriend..aahhhh!!)-- I was talking to her assistant coach at her match yesterday ( a young women) and she asked " you don't really HATE her boyfriend do you?"-- of course I said :yes: She then said so you hope they break up? I told her if EITHER one dumped the other I would kill'em ;)
Son doing well with his coaching and work at the sporting goods store, it has been birthday month around here for he and his buddies/gals.. a bunch of partying going on too... but at least the have designated drivers! He has been on both sides this week-end already.
Step-daughter in another city 150 miles away for a soccer tournament this week-end, her and Angie both have spring break this coming week. Softball still going well.
Ron was EXPELLED from youth group this week! Kind of-- I told him he was, I picked him up from it on Thursday and he said that Mr. Colleti needed to talk to me on Sunday, I said "WHAT DID YOPU DO NOW!?" Ron told me that they were playing a game and each side was to get 18 eggs, his side only got 17, the other 19--so he went and TOOK one from their basket, girl comes over and steps on his foot, he calls her a name, director hears this (RON IS LOUD) and asks Ron to go to day care, not the first time he has been removed from youth group...anyway I tell him that they are probably going to ask for him not to come back..I saw my friend the director that night and he said all he wanted to talk to me about on Sunday was if I would do the Good Friday readings again this year with the same group that always does it. Anyway it got Ron to thinkin', he went and apologized to the girl the next day, all on his own.

Gotta go for awhile and help back later..PROMISE

04-04-2004, 07:10 PM
Just finished watching the race and taking a short, ah helping Angie :lol:

RYLEE has been growing like crazy of course. This week she helped Ron and I finish his basketball hoop set-up, eating Angie's roses, diggin' tons of holes, learning to jump on the couch and all the other fun things puppies do. i take her everywhere I can-- she is so popular at school and sporting events now that if we don't take her the kids (old and young0 get mad :lol:

SHERRY It is so good to have you back. I am sorry you are not feeling too well, I hope this finds you much better. I was sick here for a week, in fact I have had a sore throat for over 2 weeks now but otherwise feel fine. Angie is having allergy problems now, I think mostly due to the new puppy. It is so cool you are able to help your young one out with her softball, be careful in tha awful heat though girl! I am so happy you lost 6.5 pounds this week--you are on the right track now and the health problems will get much better as the attitude goes up and the weight goes down! Looking forward to visiting again, just like the "old" days!

SUNNYD How was the Red Lobster? I agree with you on the weather (as if we ever really have "weather" in southern California) seriously, I am always bluer in the winter when it is a little cold here, my close friend noticed that years ago at work, one day he said "ya know Gary, in the spring and summer we can't come close to catching your production at work, but in the fall and winter we can, why is that? you seem to get faster as the heat goes up. He is right, can't explain it-- of course the heat here is not like there either. NO! I didn't dance all night with Angie, she did though with the other ladies-- I am not allowed to dance with her, other than slow--that is until I make her too dizy from going in circles :dizzy: She says I look like a fish out of water dancing fast--no problem for me! I just sit, visit and watch her until she is ready to go. So are you doing Curves, elliptical and bands? You keep it up girl!!

SAMI It sure is cool seeing you post so positively!! Your body sounds like mine with all the shoulder problems. My shoulders ache all the time from doing my job, i actually think I might have a serious problem with one of them, a sharp pain in certain positions that I never had before, like a ligament tear or something, I rolled into a small hole in the floor at work a few months ago, I was on a 4 foot rolling scaffold, anyway I fell into the wall and crunched my shoulder, since then...the other one just is a type of overuse pain. I certainly hope lupus is not in the picture, my sister has that. I will pray for you. The build a bear thing sounded cool, sounds like the girls enjoyed it.

MICHELE We have a great chinese place here just a mile from us called Happy Noodle. How was driving that big Yukon w/o a drivers license? :o So glad it is going well with you too. Super job on your test!! See studying extra helps.

WILMA I hope your toe is doing better. Are those boys about out of school for the year? Lasagna and salad and you didn't invite me? :lol: I make a great spinich lasagna that we all like and a meat lasagna that me and the boys love--too much meat and cheese for my Angie and the girls. I can't wait to see the 160's signature!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SUE Are you busy working for our trip ;) Is the weather getting a little better for you now? Is it alraedy camping season for you?

ANGEL I hope all is well as can be with your son and his problems. It sure can wear you down can't it? I hope the house will be all finished by the end of this summer for your husband so he can take a break, I am sure he needs it! One of the civilians that was strung up in Iraq and bdy burned was the father of one of my wife's students, the school has lost many marine parents from our area--we have Camp Pendelton in our tow

Well, I better get off and see if I can get Angie to send some braggin' RYLEE oictures your way.

My brother in law, Mike is still testing for his heart. Another friend from church passed away yesterday, he was a 48 year old fireman.He had several operations in the last few years for brain tumors (not my vicars father--he is fine after his surgery), he hasn't been well and then he fell on his head and had a lot of bleeding. His name is Emmett, prayers asked for his family, his daughter is in Ron's class, the family 3 girls and the mom all were at church this morning, all I could do was hug them--couldn't even say a word. He used to help me by BBQ at the church functions no matter how tired he was, since he was on disability he helped at the school every day in the kitchen. The funeral will be huge, they are letting school out early so the kids can go that want to (of course it is right there). there will be a bunch of firetrucks I'll bet if it is like Angie's dad's funeral--they honor there own quite well!!

PRAYERS for all of you---Gary

04-04-2004, 08:34 PM
Here are few pictures of our trouble :lol: Rylee eating Angie's rose!

04-04-2004, 08:38 PM
the Rose Before Rylee Ate It

04-05-2004, 09:07 AM
Good Morning EVERYONE!!! :wave: I don't have much time but wanted to post. I officially weighed this morning and lost a total of 7lbs the first week on South Beach Phase I!!!! :cheer: Yay!! I still feel bad this morning but don't have time to feel sorry for myself. Gotta take dd out of town to a counselor and then have patients to see. I will hurry and get that done, so maybe then I can rest.

GREAT pictures Gary~!!! Sorry, I don't have time to address everyone, but I will try later. Hope EVERYONE has a GREAT day!!!!

04-05-2004, 10:03 AM
Sherry: WAY TO GO! What a great feeling of accomplishment! :cp: :cp: :bravo:

Gary: Great to hear from you and that all is well with you. It's nice to hear that Ron is learning from his mistakes. He'll think twice before doing something again. Did you notice my signature? I was a little surprised when I weighed in at Curves this a.m. Great feeling. Your invitation to our lasagna dinner must have got lost in cyberspace. We had a great visit with friends from back home. You don't realize how much you miss someone until you see them again.

Sami: Build a bear sounds like fun. I am also thrilled to hear the positiveness coming from you. YOU WILL DO THIS!!! I think that this week I'm going to join you with drinking more water. It something I really have to work on especially at work.

Hello to everyone else. Have a super day!

04-05-2004, 12:58 PM
April 5

Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Leah was still terribly overweight. She had tried dozens of diets, none of which had made an impact. She attended church regularly, and she prayed continually for God to help her with her problem. She realized that she wasn't ready deep down inside, so she often ignored the voice of her conscience and the comfort of her prayers. Leah lived from day to day asking God's forgiveness and resolving to try harder in the future. She told her friends, 'When I'm ready, I know God will be there, and I know He will help me lose all the weight I need to.'
Today's thought: Lord, make me ready to lose weight!

04-05-2004, 06:21 PM
Hello CEers!!!!

I've run all day here and there and still have SOOOOOO far to go. I got dd to the counselor and had I think a good session and now will have to go every Wednesday. :yawn: But whatever helps her. :yes:

I then saw four patients and had to send one to the ER with CHF. Poor baby! Anyway, now I'm resting a little before we have softball practice. It's clouding up and looks like it could rain and I almost wish it would, I'm so tired and feel bad. :tired: We need the practice though, we have our first game next Monday. DH is really sick today :bb: and I finally made him an appointment and MADE him go to the DR. One of us HAS to get better, I can't take much more. :faint: But God willing, I'm OFF tomorrow with NOTHING scheduled except maybe the DR for me. :yes:

I'm sorry I sound down. Please forgive me. On a positive note, I have eaten very well today except getting the water in. It's almost impossible with all the running I've done, cause what goes in has to come out . . . . sometime.
Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now. :lol3:

Spout~ Thanks so much for the devotional. I think I'm ready to lose weight. :yes:

Gary~ So good to hear from you. Rylee is a cutey, but you already knew that. We have a new puppy (PUG) and she is in the chewing stage too and oh my!!! She even attached my newly planted strawberry plants and ate ALL the new unripe strawberries off them!!! She's into everything and :hyper:
I miss the "old days" too Gary.

Wilma~ Thanks so much for the congratulations! I'm glad to see you around. Maybe we all need to start a H2o campaign to get more in. :yes:

Michele, Sami, Sunny, Sue, Angel, Everyone, LOOK forward to hearing from you soon. Have a good evening!!!!:wave:

Anyway, going to put my feet up for a few minutes before time to go to the field.

04-05-2004, 06:34 PM
Hi Christian Encouragers,
I am fairly new to 3FC's, I was glad to find the site. I heard about CE's in the new Faith based support group. This sounds like a great group, is there room for one more. more about me later.

04-06-2004, 09:48 AM
Hello! I did do better Monday with the water and hope I will do even better today. I am really stuffy today and so I took someting and got to bed early monday so I feel a lot better today.
Ez-How cute! My puppy will be a year old this month. And she is still bad about getting into trouble. She is real greedy and if I give each dog a treat she will steal the others right from there mouth!
Sprout-have you heard how your tests went?
Wilma-Wow you are so close to goal I bet you can taste it!!!!! Great Job.
SunnyD-How are doing? I hoping by the end of the month to be at my first goal! When everyone was talking about hair color I had to laugh because I just got mine cut short and lighten it to light red! I will try to get a picture over easter.
Angie-Big welcome. Looking forward to getting to know you.
Sherry-You are so right about what goes in must come out and I do notice that when I drink water I do a lot of running but the plus side is less swelling! I can tell a huge diffrence in my rings.

Well got to run Angel,Sue.Mitchy,and others I am thinking of you too!

04-06-2004, 11:29 AM
Good Morning CEers!!! :wave:

I'm up barely sipping a little :coffee: and trying to come to life. My sinusitis and bronchitis got worse during the night so I've got a Dr's appointment in a few hours. We had storms and the electricity went off for what seemed like forever. That meant no oxygen, no breathing treatments, etc... :eek:
But I'm better breathing this morning. My chest is so sore from all the coughing. But I've taken care of everyone else and today is MY DAY!!
Sent dh to Dr yesterday and got him shots and meds and he's a little better today and have been taking dd to the Dr and counseling, and taking care of my patients but I've come to the end of the rope......I can't go anymore.

I've been trying to stay ON PLAN and I have except yesterday I didn't feel like eating much but I only ate allowed foods but not very many veggies - more cottage cheese. I hope that doesn't mess me up, since I have been doing so good.

Sami~ I'm proud of you for increasing your water. :cp: I was horrible yesterday. Didn't drink much and then had a diet cherry coke and I'm swollen this am. But can't take my lasix until after the Dr's appointment, since it's 40 miles away with nothing but trees between here and there. :lol3: It excites me so much Sami to hear your positive attitude and I just know you and I are going to do this TOGETHER!!! We have both had so many health problems but I feel like our rainbow is in site. :yes:
2004 is gonna be the year for US!!!!! Yay!!! :cheer:

Aggie~ So good to see you here!! This is a wonderful bunch of Christians that encourage and support. I hope you will like it here and stay around for a while.

I am really missing you that are MIA. Please come back when you can!! Hope EVERYONE has a GOOD Day!!!! I gotta run hit the shower. Cya soon!

04-06-2004, 02:15 PM
April 6

Psalm 40:1
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Leah was not the kind of woman to just make excuses. When she said that God would help her when she was ready to let Him, she wasn't just copping out. A day came when Leah really needed and wanted to lose weight, and she did it. Though it was hard, Leah stuck to her diet, and she gave most of the credit to God. She had lived for years wishing that she could be thin. Only after trying and failing many times was she able to succeed. Waiting on the Lord can be tiring and defeating. However, no one knows us like God does, and if we can wait, He will always do what is best for us.
Today's thought: Our best effort will always include God.

04-06-2004, 03:08 PM
I am so glad to be here, I really need support. I have a lot of weight to lose. I am using a somewhat unconventional method, but I really feel led to do it this way, It would take a while to explain it, but this is right for me at this time. I am not totally doing liquids, I am eating a healthy meal at lunch. It is stormy here today in my part of Texas, and so I am not on long, the thunder and lightning are rumbling now, so I goot get off the puter. Hope to talk more later. May God Bless all of you today. aggie

04-06-2004, 05:10 PM
Yeah! I crashed my PC and had to get a system restore done. Now $140. later I am back. I lost all my software, all my pictures everything. But its o.k. I didn't have to buy a new computer. Thanks to those that missed me.
Aggie,connie -Welcome! this is a great support site!
Mitchy- glad to hear things are going better with charlie!
E.Z.- Pray BIL is doing better- He is a good bowler 200-300, I did much better last week, I had a 168 which isn't bad for me. I am also sorry to hear about your friend from church passing, my prayers are with you and their family.
Sherry- Its about time you came back, missed you and your support- You are doing awesome ! Keep it up.
Sami- glad to hear dr. has hopefully figured out how to help you feel better- the make a bear thing sounds neat.
Wilma- Hope your back anfd toe are better- your doing great to congrats.
Sunny- summer is coming- we are starting to get some nice weather, won't be long now.
Sprout- hope your feeling better- your such a sweet supportive person with your encouraging posts.
Hope I got everybody. I skimmed the posts couldn't read them all. so just happy to be connected again. take care.try to check in tom.

04-06-2004, 08:59 PM
Hellooooo I just wanted to stop in and tell you what happen to me today. I had two people stop me and ask how much weight I have lost!!!! I love it!!!! I feel like my chest is tight. (I think from breathing so hard while working out) Last night I was coughing so hard so I took some meds and it knocked me out cold I woke up around 5 soaking wet and I lifted my arm up and had my glass still in my hand LOL I think I was coughing in my sleep and went to take a drink and dumped all over me..........

Sunny I hope you are feeling well. It is not like you to be MIA
Sue-are we ready for our trip? I think my computer has been hit also it keeps doing pop ups and freezing up.
Angie-We all are doing our own diet. If you want our advice we are willing to give it other wise we are just here to support you. We all know how hard it is to lose weight and we feel your pain.
Sprout-boy your story touched me deep. I think about that all the time. I always want to lose weight but can't and then one of these times bam it works. In GODS time.
Wilma-How is your night eating going? You are so close. I would love to see a picture of you.
Sherry-I hope you are feeling better. How is your DD doing? Is this the one who worked far away? Do you still have the goats? (I hope my mine isn't mixing you up with others)
Angel lover-How is your son doing? My prayers are with you and your family.
Ez-How are things going with Ron. He is so blessed to have you as an example.

04-06-2004, 10:38 PM
Have to be very fast 2 night-- son and I got home from DD tennis match, a win! Ate dinner and caught Rylee digging a hole to China in the back yard- now I am off to school for a Washington DC meeting for Ron's class. Congrats SAMI, good to see you SUE, welcome AGGIE, hope you feel better SHERRY, how are YOU doing SPROUT-- MICHELE, WILMA, SUNNY, ANGEL prayers for all.

Lost a bunch more in Iraq today--sad sad sad world. Thank God for Christ.

04-07-2004, 01:47 AM
Hello CEers!! :wave:

I'm awake when I should be sleeping. I think it may be all the meds they gave me today. TWO shots and several oral meds. But I'm wide awake. :yawn: I really won't want to get up in the morning. *sigh*

DD and I :coach: had softball practice tonight in the mud. Slipped and slid all over the place but I didn't fall down. :cp: DD did, but just thought it was fun. I remember a time when I could fall down and think it was fun. NOT NOW! :lol: Wonder what happened? ;)

Sprout~ Thanks for the devotional. Hope everything is well with you!!!

Aggie~ Glad to see you back, I live in central Texas and we got over 2 inches of rain :rain: this morning so we have mud. Where abouts in Texas are you? East, maybe?

Sami~ Wow, girlfriend~ Sounds like you are doing all the good!!! And having those type of compliments FEELS SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!! Be careful my friend with those meds. Yeah, and here I am wide awake from them. :dizzy: Yes, we still have goats. The 5 we raised from a bottle last April are now starting their own families. Two are pregnant and one due within a month. We sold one and bought two young nannies and also got a little baby billy given to us a few weeks ago and we're bottling him 3xday. We also have more chickens :chicken: and are getting from 2 to 6 "real" eggs a day. Yay!!!

Gary~ Do you EVER SLOW down????? Ever since I meet you, you are always on the run here for this game, there for this track meet, working, 5k's, etc... You ought to be TOO THIN with ALL your exercise. :lol:

doitforme~ So good to have you back. I hate when those :comp: do that to us. But you lucky it was only $140!

Ok, where are you Sunny? And Michele?? Please come back, I miss you SOOOOOO much!!!!! Seems like I had just come back when you went MIA. OH, I hope it wasn't something I said. :foot: ??????

Well, I am starting to get sleeping, so I'm gonna go lie down. Have a good evening!!!

04-07-2004, 09:04 AM
Good Morning CEers!!!:wave:

I'm :yawn: already up and sipping :coffee: and trying to come to life. I sure didn't get much sleep last night and now I seem to be talking to myself. I'm pretty much an 8 hour woman. I'm feeling yuck this morning but hoping the coffee will help that greatly and clear my throat.

I've got three patients to see today unless someone gets sick, and then I have to do and just clean in general. I just don't understand how our house goes from clean one minute to a total disaster the next. I seem to have quite a few tornadoes that live with me. :lol:

I hope EVERYONE has a GREAT ON PLAN DAY!!!!!!! I have an APRIL WEIGHT LOSS GOAL of TEN LBS and I challenge each of YOU to join me in this challenge. Let us know how much YOUR GOAL is and we will lose it TOGETHER!!!!!

DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!!!!!! BE STRONG!!!!! CYA later!!!:wave:

04-07-2004, 09:55 AM
Hello I have a quick min. I may not get to post tonight because I am working out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! after work. And if it is anything like last week I will be dead afterward. I just wanted to say hi and I am praying for an OP day. Sunny I am really starting to worry it isn't like you to not be around so long. We miss you.

Prayers for all.

04-07-2004, 09:56 AM
:coffee: Good Morning All,
I am new to this posting thing - but I wanted to post here because you guys sound so nice and I have been looking for some Christian support. I have quite a lot of weight to lose but I just really got back serious about it as of Jan. 2004 and since then I have lost 19 pounds. :cb: I am really glad to find this thread and hope that you guys have room for one more. I look forward to meeting you all and getting to know you better and offering support where I can and celebrating your victories with you! :dance: Have a great day as a big loser!!!


04-07-2004, 10:47 AM
Hi everybody....

Can only post a quick note. Thank you all for your prayers. Son is doing fairly well. (thank you for asking, Sami) The drugs are still in his system, & he'll flare up at us all at once for no reason, & it gets scarey. Later he regrets it. Just keep praying for us.

Everyone is doing so well with weight loss! I'm so proud of all of you! :dancer: Sherry...I LOVE all your little smilies!! Be glad when I can come back often & post graphics again like I would like.

Have a great week & take care. God Bless all of you, & praying for you.

04-07-2004, 02:28 PM
Hi all :wave: :grouphug:,

Welcome to the new people, Deenie is one and the other..... sorry, Aggie! How could I forget that. I have an Aunt Aggie. So glad you've joined us and i look forward to seeing you.

Well, I have been missing because I had a class for my Life & Health insurance lines and I had my test this a.m. It was a very difficult and concentrated class and I was really worried because I just didn't seem to "get" the life and annuity stuff. But i studied hard last night and I still didn't feel well about it this a.m. I prayed before I took the test and do you know that I did BETTER on this test and PASSED, than the one before? :D I am SOOOOOOO Happy! So now I just have to pay my license fee to the Dept. of Commerce and i'm a licensed insurance agent!

My back is feeling better and i'm able to do more around the house and i'm happy about that too. We had our last Alpha this monday and it was bittersweet. I really liked our group. I had hoped that John may ask me out, but he did not. He's not interested or not ready to date yet.

Things with Charlie are good, i guess. I went to his house Sat. and he was kind of crabby. He had been running errands all day and working around the house, he looked like he woke up from a nap when i got there. He got cleaned up and said he was hungry, hadn't eaten all day. Well geez, no wonder. So we went to the restaurant and the wait was 1 hr. 20 min. I knew that wouldn't work. He didn't call for a reservation, he asked me the night before and I didn't know if we needed one. So he said, let's go next door, it was almost an hour there. So we went across the street to Chevy's and had mexican food and it was really nice. But he was tired, i was tired and he had to get up at 4:00 to drive to a Boy Scout camp to make breakfast and teach a class, and we lost an hour that night, so i went home early. I was happy to have an early night... I'm not sure what we'll do if anything for Easter. His parents are back home from TX, so he may go see them. I'd be happy to stay home. My aunt always invites me over, but I want to stay home. That's not nice i guess, but i'm TIRED!!!

So, i'm at lunch and trying to catch up with you all. I'm so happy for all of you that are doing so well! :cb: So exciting to see all the activity here lately.

Gary~Rylee is so sweet! Sounds like you are all doing well.

Sherry~why would you think it was something you said sweets? No, no, no...just busy lately, but i've missed all of you. I'm so happy you are back ;)

Sunny~how's the kids? haven't seen any pics lately. Do your kitties get fat during the winter from lack of activity? My Tom is quite rotund these days i've noticed.

04-07-2004, 05:50 PM
Hello CEers!!!:wave:

Yuck! I feel yuck! I finished with my patients earlier and came home and crashed for about 3 hours!! I am so tired :tired: I don't know if it's from not sleeping last night or if I'm worse. :stress: And . . .I am hearing all sounds in my right ear 2 and 3 times like an echo, especially high sounds, which is driving me crazy :crazy:!!!!! Sorry to complain. :(

Michele~ So GOOOOOODDD to hear from you!! I have missed you SOOO much!!! {{{{{Hugs}}}}} I understand that BUSY thing!!!
Congratulations on passing your test :cp: ::cloud9: :high: WTG!!!! So glad to see you back. Hope this finds your back better, too!!!

Angel-lover~ So good to hear from you!!! Glad things are somewhat better! We will continue praying for your ds and you and the rest of the family. :grouphug: Check in with us when you can. :yes:

DeenieM~ So good to have you here!!!! Hope you will find this a good thread and stick around here with us. These are the BEST FOLKS on the site that I have found. They are very supportive friends that give you encouragement when needed. Welcome.

Sami~ So proud of you, Sami, and so glad to hear how active you are. I actually had a good visit with a new DR yesterday that was impressed about the SB diet and wants to see me in a month to see my progress and help me in any way that she can to get the weight off. She actually sat down and talked with me about 30 minutes. Grant you, I didn't get your TWO HOURS but I'm happy with what I did get. I would be even happier if I felt better. Ya know? But keep up the good work!!!!!!

Sunny~ The last we heard from you, you were going to eat supper with some friends. I hope that went well, but my friend, I am starting to worry about you. PLEEEEEEZZ just send us a ONE-LINER to let us know you are alright!!! PLEEEEEZZ Missing you!!!!

Well gotta go lie down, my head is :dz: and I'm too :tired: to continue. Later.

04-07-2004, 09:12 PM
I have had a good day today. I had to get out and run a few errands, I went by the ice cream/soup&sandwich shop where I work( really part time) to get my very small paycheck, and visit with my friend who manages the shop. The soup of the day was cicken&dumpling. That is one of my most favorites. My friend said."Just have a little as your meal for the day". But I resisted, and I am proud I did not cave.
I live about 80 miles south of houston. My allergies are workin' overtime this year. I still have a cough after a kenelog(sp?) last week, and I still don't feel even 80% better. I guess this too will pass in it's own time. Just feel so yucky!!
I have been on this liquid diet since Feb. 15th and I started at 238 and I am down to 217, I did have a slip-up when DH and I had to go out of town for several days, but I have ben doing good lately. I thought I would try this and loose some of the weight and then transition to a low calorie plan. I have felt so bad with all this allergy "stuff" and I am so tired, too tired to do any exercises. I haven't worked in about 4 weeks, and I am ready to get some exercise. I must admit I have not been real faithflu to geting all my water in. But I am working on that.
We may have more rain tomorrow, that means more mold Grrrrrrrr!!!
I hope everyone has a great evening, a wonderful Easter. I look forward to getting to know all of yu better.
In Christ, aggie

04-07-2004, 11:10 PM

04-07-2004, 11:48 PM
What does everyone think of moving "up" our thread to post under Faith based weight loss????? We would still be under "Support Groups" but under the heading of Faith????? Just asking............................

04-08-2004, 09:22 AM
Done Sherry :)
I was thinking the same thing...




See you all there :)
:sunny: SunnyD