Support Groups - Home of the Loozing Floozie's....(#79)

03-25-2004, 10:47 PM

Hello :wave:

Here at McSkinneys, Our mission is to motivate,support and lose those pounds & inches.We must keep those Loozing Floozies loosing!!

Feel free to join our group of wonderful ladies.Come on in.....Give us YOUR motivation,support and ideas.We would love to have you!!!

03-25-2004, 10:49 PM
Don't Forget To Go Back To #78 And Read The Last Few Posts There! ;)

03-26-2004, 01:29 AM
Tina, I am so sorry to hear about your uncle. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. It's so sad to lose a loved one but so much more so at such a young age. I will be thinking of your family as you try to get through the next few weeks.

03-26-2004, 01:37 AM
Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and suggestions with my ankle. Steve was away all week until yesterday, so I broke down and told him too. It's kinda scary because I really, really, really do not want to go through all of that again. The swelling seems to be down a bit today but it is still tender. Steve made me promise that if it is not better by the end of next week, when he gets back into town, I will go to the doctor. PLEASE PRAY IT WILL BE BETTER!!!!! I really don't want to go to the doctor! I know, I'm a wuss!

I took the plunge and painted some branches, vines and flowers on my bathroom wall today! No pattern, I just went for it! I started at the top of the shower curtain area and painted around a framed print, I will post a picture in the next few days. My plan is to continue the color scheme, add a scroll design above my mirror and to do a framed mural on the opposite wall.

03-26-2004, 07:10 AM
Tina-Please accept my condolences. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Gayle-I can't wait to see your bathroom! I did tell you about our bathrooms at school, didn't I? How the principal had an artist come and paint a beach scene in the ladies room and a creek in the men's room? It is from floor to ceiling all around the bathrooms. Gorgeous. Please post your pictures! Take care of that ankle. I hope you are not on your feet too much right now. You probably should be raising it up on some pillows.

03-26-2004, 07:02 PM
I just looked at your ebay. How much did your pooh go for? Just curious because it was way up there!! :)

Will be back later to post! :wave:

03-26-2004, 08:34 PM
Ola my amigas
Just wanted to check in before the weekend hits. It is going to be busy here. All the Goddess have almost arrived. I think that I told you that we are having a Goddess Convention. We are wearing tierras and boas tonight when we go out for dinner. See Gayle you do know someone famous! We are just a crazy bunch. There are 10 of us Goddesses. What a spectacle we will make. It is just a beautiful day. I will be going up to change right away into my Goddess gown. Tomorrow my mexican sister, Julie Anne and I are going to look at some houses that are for sale. Just for the heck of it. They are around $100,000. You just never know. I hope that you all have a great weekend.


03-26-2004, 08:52 PM
Howdy :wave:

TGIF!!! Wow....what a week! I'm doing laundry now and trying to get my housework done so I can work in the yard all weekend.It's suppose to be in the high 70's all weekend! :sunny:

Wow...I know a goddess!! I bet you have a barrell of fun tonight!! Tell us all about it! When do you go home? Are you real dark? Hopefully I'll get lots of sun working in the yard this weekend.

How do you feel today? How are those ankles? Did you call the Dr? Your bathroom sounds so pretty! Please post a picture of it!

I bet those walls in the bathroom at School are so cool!! I told my Principal about them today and she just kinda looked at me! What does that mean?!

How's your Mom today? Did you consider the idea others gave you about getting a baby monitor so you can hear her? I hope with your Brother coming, you can rest this weekend and have some fun! :grouphug:

Are you getting ready to visit Mom? Will you be gone for a week? Does she have a computer there so you can check in?

Where did you go?? I was hoping that you would post again! We miss & need you here!

How was going back to work today? Did you go to the Y after work? I'm looking forward to coming up tomorrow night. I NEED to relax, laugh and have fun!

Are ya'll testing (TCAP) now? We started yesterday and it will continue for 9 days! The teachers test from 8:30-10:00.

Cheryl, Mary & Doni,
Come out where ever you are!! I check daily hoping to see a post from you. We miss you!!

Again, I'm so sorry for your loss.You've probably been at the funeral home all day.Let me know if you need anything.I'm not that far from you and could be there within 45 min. HUGS!


03-26-2004, 10:00 PM
I saw this on another thread and wanted to share it with you...........

22 Reasons You Might Be Fat Forever

1. You are still looking for a quick and easy solution to weight loss.

2. You think that diet and exercise are the only essential factors involved in weight loss.

3. You have not identified the psychological reasons that drive your eating patterns.

4. You have not learned to manage or heal the psychological reasons that drive your eating patterns.

5. You have a fear of or resistance to growing up and becoming a full adult.

6. You use food as a reward or a treat after any or all stressful events.

7. You think you can lose weight without making exercise a regular part of your day, every day.

8. You think you can lose weight by doing it “your way.”

9. You expect to lose weight without making significant lifestyle changes.

10. You refuse to learn to become a good receiver as well as a good giver.

11. You have never learned to be effectively and appropriately assertive.

12. You have not learned to express your anger in a healthy, honest fashion.

13. You have not learned to be self-nurturing except with food.

14. You are excessively self-critical.

15. You refuse to take responsibility for your life.

16. You resist learning to love yourself.

17. You resist learning to love your body before it is thin.

18. You have not faced your inner fears of being thin.

19. You are certain that spirituality (a connection to a force greater than you) is irrelevant to weight loss.

20. You think you can lose significant weight without the support of others.

21. You have deep emotional wounds that you refuse to explore and heal.

22. You are not prepared to have weight be an issue that you will have to face each and every day for the rest of your life.

OK, now you have some incredibly important information about yourself and the things that are blocking your weight loss. You now have a choice. You can get depressed and go into avoidance or denial, or you can choose to make a renewed and informed commitment to your growth and well-being. The decision you make could change your life and your body for good!

Matthew Anderson, D. Min., is a counselor, organizational consultant, seminar leader and the author of books and tapes that can help you overcome your obstacles to well-being.

03-27-2004, 12:27 AM
Sher: I LOVE your little 20 pounds lost chick!!! So cute!!!!

Dee, is 100,000 a fair chunk to spend on a home in PV?? Around here, even some of the modest homes sell for 100,000-130,000. If we were to move right now into nothing fancy, we could not do it for less then 85,000-90,000. Have fun Miss Goddess!!!

Well, I had a VERY busy day! I originally had a class scheduled, but Liz was in an accident. I spent two hours in the ER this afternoon. When her airbag deployed, she ended up getting a nasty, nasty second degree thermal burn on her arm. They are keeping her heavily medicated and they said the main concern is to watch for infection. I have to take her back to the doctor tomorrow so they can look at it and change the dressing. Thank goodness she was not hurt in any other way and the other driver is ok. It wasn't a serious accident, just a parking lot fender bender, but the airbags did quite a bit of cosmetic damage. She will be replacing grill, windshield, dash, and it buckled the hood. The other lady cut through a few empty parking spaces and they both just didn't see each other. Poor kid just made her first payment on her car this past month!

03-27-2004, 12:50 AM
Have you guys heard of the BTK serial killer that is making national news? He was around about 20 years ago, disapeared and has now resurfaced! This is happening in Wichita KS, a town about 3 hours from me.

03-27-2004, 10:56 AM
Oh Gayle, I know Liz must have been so frightened! Thank goodness she is all right. Car parts can be replaced, but people can't be! Take care of her (I know you will) and tell her I send my hugs and well wishes.

No, I haven't heard of that serial killer. I almost never watch the news anymore, so I'm kind of out of things that are happening around the country.

My dad went back to the doctor for his checkup and he is doing fantastic. The doctor even told him he could start driving (which really amazed me) and he could use a cane for another week and then walk on his own. Of course, when he heard all of that, he wanted us to move back home. We told him in another week we would talk about it. I'm afraid he will try to do too much for mom and injure himself. She is doing much better. She's regained enough balance that she can get from the bed or chair to her potty chair without being lifted. She needs to move on her own as much as possible because her muscles will atrophy if she doesn't.

Well ladies, it is 8:55 and I've only been up for 20 minutes. It was soooo nice to sleep in my own bed last night. I've got to get busy now and do some things around here.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

03-27-2004, 11:10 AM
Hi Ladies!

The sheriff just came to my door and asked me about my neighbor. They received a panic alarm from their residence and no one will come to the door. He said he was afraid that someone pushed the button and now can't get to the door. I told him that the man who was there alone now was in bad health. He just left. What good is a panic alarm if they just leave if you don't come to the door? I am so worried about him. I have tried to call and he does not answer. Is it wrong of me to go check on him? I don't want to be a peeping tom but I don't want the man laying there hurt. If anyone reads this soon what would you do? Thanks

03-27-2004, 12:07 PM
Tina - I'd call the cops again and tell them that you think your neighbor is hurt. I can't believe they left without trying to get to the door! What a bunch of morons.

Gayle - I'm glad that Liz is not hurt worse. Big hugs to her! Small accidents are scary enough!

Sherry - They test for NINE DAYS? Lord, that borders on child abuse! Our sixth graders just finished taking the Terra Nova, which is the test that shows where they are nationally. It took two days, about two and a half hours each day. Our state testing isn't until the first week of May. They don't have a time limit for each section, so some kids will take an hour to finish and some will take all day.

03-27-2004, 03:12 PM
Tina, I would go over and try to get a response. If no answer, I would call the police dept. and have them do a welfare check. I agree with Jennelle, I can't believe the officer just left after know your neighbor isn't in good health.

03-27-2004, 03:20 PM
Well, we just came back from the clinic. Liz has some nerve tissue exposed so they are concerned with infection. They have her dosed up with antibiotics and pain pills, so she's a happy camper! no cares in the world, just wanting to sleep alot. The doctor said to clease/change and dress the areas daily and to plan on wearing the dressing for at least two weeks until things start to heal.

Ramona, I agree. Your dad should have more time to recover before he decides to take on the full care of your mother again. I'm happy to hear he is speeding right along there with his recovery! I'm sure he is anxious to start doing some of the things he missed since his surgery.

03-27-2004, 07:41 PM
Tina-I agree! Call the police back.

Gayle-I hope Liz gets well soon! Give her a hug from me.

I was up all night doing the Relay for Life, and my feet are killing me! I actually did sleep from 3:30AM-5:00AM, and it was so cold out there!!

Sherry-The pooh never went up any farther than $2700.00, so that's what it sold for. You'd think with all the commotion it caused on my email that it would have gone up to at least $3000.00. I have to send it to the UK.

03-28-2004, 11:39 AM
Morning Girls!!!:wave:

Hope everything is having a restful weekend. Of course there is never any rest around here...LOL.

Sherry... I enjoyed last night so much. It was good to just catch up and laugh about silly stuff.{ Mainly our husbands} LOL Thanks so much for my new avator!! I love it!! I do like yours much better than mine though..LMAO!! I loved your 22 reasons....I could relate to several of them!!

Tina... How scarely about your neighbor. Did someone finally check on him? Is he all right? How was the funeral? Still praying for your family!!

Gayle.... I'm so glad Liz only had minor injuries. You can pamper her for a few days now, she will be good as new. Sorry about her new car though, I know she is heart broken.

Ramona.....Glad your Dad and Mom are doing so much better. It may still be awhile before he can take care of your Mom fully. Hope you enjoyed resting at home this weekend. Don't blame you about not listening to the news much. We pray for your boys everyday that God will keep them save.

Shelley... WTG on the relay for life!!! You are my hero, staying up all night and Running!!!! Debbie could not do it!!!

Dee... I'm sure you are walking on the beach this morning and taking it all in. Pat that pool boy one time for me OK....LOL.

Vicki.... Hope you have a wonderful trip to Florida. There won't be any vacation anywhere here this summer, unless we win a trip...LOL.

Love to all my Floozie friends!!

:dancer:Summer count down!!:dancer:

32 days down....and 64 TO GO!!!

Hugs deb

03-28-2004, 05:50 PM

I'm one tired mama! I have worked in the yard all weekend, washed clothes & cleaned! Whew...going to rest tonight!

What ever happened to the neighbor? Was he ok? You're so sweet to keep an eye open on him.

We had a wonderful time last night! :) I needed to laugh and have fun.Did you work today as hard as I did?

I'm hoping you were able to rest some this weekend.Don't let your Dad try to do too much.

When are you coming home? I bet it will be hard leaving there but I'm sure Larry misses you!!

When are you due to come home? How's your Mom?

Mom & Dad stopped by here today to leave me some ferns and I showed her your artwork on your picture web. She thinks you need to list a price for them. She loves your work!! I'm so sorry to hear about Liz.She is one lucky girl.Give her a big hug from me! Also give her lots of extra TLC!

To everyone else.....HUGS!

03-28-2004, 07:17 PM
:queen:Sherry :queen:..... I love the new Floozie springtime sign. You are the BESTEST!!!

03-28-2004, 09:13 PM
Sherry: The daisy banner is so pretty!!!! Thank you for always thinking of us!

03-28-2004, 10:05 PM
Hi Ladies,

I talked to another neighbor who is friends with the couple who lives there. She said she would go knock on the door and see if she could see anyone. She really did not know how to contact his wife so she could check on him. I had to leave for the funeral so I really don't know what ended up happening. Evidently he is OK because I have not heard otherwise. It really bothers me though that she pays for the panic feature on her security system and it didnt lead to anything that would help someone possible injuired inside.

The funeral was very nice. He was a fireman for 28 yrs and was a mason. The masonic service was beautiful. Some firemen spoke and it was touching how close they were. They were a true brotherhood. The firemen and police officers were pallbearers (sp?). The procession (sp?) to the graveside was led by a firetruck and as we passed the police and fire dept had the firetrucks out with the lights on and all the officers came out and saluted as we passed. There was bagpipes playing at the graveside. It was truly a comforting and beautiful funeral.
Thank you all for asking.

Who was a member of the Red hat society. I remember someone on here talking about going to meetings. I have some adorable red hat earrings and pins that I got in a box lot of stuff that I bought. They are brand new.

Gotta go get these kiddos in the bed before they make me pull my hair out. LOL

03-28-2004, 10:20 PM
Just have a moment to say hi.
We had a pool party today and are meeting the girls all back at pie in the sky. I know it is sinful. Then we will walk it off along the malecon by the ocean. The malecon is a very wide sidewalk with many people concerts, food, shows etc. It is a great place for people watching. I am leaving tomorrow at 4:00 :( I miss Larry but I just love it here. I made so many new friends. I will give more details on the trip after I get home.

Love you all.

03-29-2004, 01:30 AM
Glad your having fun Dee!!! I know Larry will be excited to see you!!!!

Tina, the funeral sounded so respectful and tasteful. Your uncle deserved such a service. I didn't realize he had been a firefighter. Was he still working at the time of his illness? Vickster is the red hat gal, but she is way from here for a week or two. She has a mother that is ill and she is visiting her.

03-29-2004, 06:56 AM
Ladies-You are all so motivated right now, and all I want to do is eat. HELP!! Give me the strength to stop!

Gayle-How is Liz today?

Sherry-I love the banner and your chick. You are so amazing with what you do for the Floozies!!

Vicki-I hope you are okay. Are you here in Fl. right now with your parents??

Jennelle-Any word yet on the test?

Dee-Glad you're having fun! Gayle is right. Property must be super cheap in PV!

Everyone else-Have a great day!

03-29-2004, 07:35 AM
Mornin' :wave:

I've got to get ready for work but wanted to tell you that I got my "pounds lost chick" avatar on here.Get you one! :)

Monday Weigh-In:
I lost 2 lbs!!! :cp:
Today-168 :)

Shelley...Today will be your 100% OP day!! ;)

Have a nice day!!

03-29-2004, 09:53 AM
Sherry you posted so early this morning. Thanks for keeping the board so colorful and cheery.

I will leave for the airport just before 2:00 today. We are taking a walk along the beach to meet some Goddesses at Freddy Tucans which is a nice breakfast place. The we will walk down the beach again.

The market for houses here are cheaper unless you want to buy a mansion like I am living in. Even that I guess is cheaper here. It is probably only worth about a million.

I am so blesses to have each one of you as my friends that I feel like I am a millionaire. Thank you for always being there for me.

Off to the roof top terrace for my coffee. I will be thinking of each one of you.

03-29-2004, 06:51 PM
Shelley - No word yet. Results will be available on Friday, but I will wait for it to come in the mail. I hope to know by Tuesday or Wednesday.

03-29-2004, 10:22 PM
Hi all. Just a quick note to say hello. The doctor put my mom in the hospital today. They are going to run a lot of tests tomorrow, so maybe I'll have something to report then. I've got to get back to my dad's now and check on him. I'll talk to you tomorrow.

03-29-2004, 10:59 PM
Ramona, I hope your mom will be ok. Let us know as soon as you can on her condition. Prayers and hugs are being sent your way! Love, Gayle

03-30-2004, 08:42 AM
Here I am. Lurking again. I don't know what is wrong with me. I have been so down for a long time. I have come to the conclusion that I am in a depression. I haven't been taking much of an interest in anything. So now I am trying to pull myself up out of this dark hole I have found myself in. Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated.

Love & Hugs

03-30-2004, 09:47 AM
Carol, I LOVE your 40 pounds chick!!! Happy to see you here, sad to know your not feeling like you right now. I have been in the same funk, nothing bad, just not feeling the best about myself or other things in my life. I hope you can come here and get the support you need...we miss you here. Love you and life will get better...I promise!!!
Carol, do you have any hobbies or a long put away desire to learn something new? This may be just the time to do something outside of your everyday routine.

03-30-2004, 02:07 PM
The doctor came in a little while ago and said they found a mass in my mom's chest. That's all I know right now. Of course, it could be anything from a gas bubble to a hernia, so until I know more, I'm not going to think the worst.

03-30-2004, 02:51 PM
Hello from another lurker.....Not much going on, just hanging around. Joined a gym--gained 4 pounds :( Why does that happen? Anyway, I'm not going to stop going, because I LOVE it--especially walking on the treadmill!! I'm going to shoot for 3 miles tonight (should be doable, especially since it's American Idol night. Time and distance fly while I'm listening to that on the headphones :) )


03-30-2004, 06:55 PM
Ramona-I'll keep your mom in my prayers!!

Carol and Cheryl-Good to see both of you back!! Carol, I'm sorry you're in a slump--I am too. Stick around and we can mope around together!!

03-31-2004, 08:10 AM
Good Morning all.

No offense Shelley, but don't want to mope around. I want to kick this bad down in dumps feeling and start feeling good, eating right and getting out into the world again. Just can't seem to motivate myself. HELPPPPPPPPP ME!!!!!! I feel as if I am drowning.

I am going to try to eat better today. I have been eating horribly lately. Anything and everything bad for me. Maybe that is part of the problem. I will try hard today. Please motivate me ladies. I need all the help you gals can offer. I will even accept a kick in the butt!!

Feel free to email me personally too. I need help ladies!!! Friends are what I need now more than anything.


03-31-2004, 10:50 AM
Ramona your mom is in my prayers. Have you heard any more?

Carol that is the spirt. You are going to do it today. You will eat only good food for you. When you will make it a day your spirts will lift abit.

Cheryl I know it is discouraging gaining weight when you go to the gym. Scales are not the best for that, measuring is better. I gainned weight at the gym too but I am leanner.

I love you all. I am back. Just charging my battery.
I will try to post more later.
It I don't Dez kidnapped me and won't let me go until she finds the perfect grad dress.

03-31-2004, 11:46 AM
Dee, my mom was supposed to have a biopsy yesterday but her blood was too thin. They took it this morning and it was still too thin, so they are giving her frozen plasma to try and thicken it. It that works, they will do the biopsy today.

03-31-2004, 03:52 PM
Prayers for your mom, Ramona. She has had a couple rough months, I bet she will be so happy to be out of the hospital. Are you still staying with your father? I feel for you, trying to work plus take care of both of your parents, I bet they APPRECIATE you so much!

Dee, so fill us in on everything!!!! I was planning to ask you about Dez, I knew she graduated this year. What are her future plans? I hope you two found the PERFECT dress!!!

Well Steve left monday, will be home Friday. Leaves again Sunday, will be home Friday....this is how the past month has been. I hate to gripe but why does everything break down or fall apart when it's only me here??? LOL! I played plumber today, finally crawling under the house to shut the water off and calling my ailing FIL to give directions over the phone for the job I was doing! Then my class scheduled for tonight cancelled, because of illness. I know I shouldn't be upset, this is his job, but yet as I'm home taking care of mishaps, car accidents, doctors appointments, insurance claims, car estimates, ailing parrents and plumbing problems, he's off golfing? Rough life huh? LOL! Can you tell I'm in a "pissy" mood today?????

03-31-2004, 05:19 PM
Gayle, we all get in a "pissy" mood from time to time. What better place to vent than here to your friends who won't judge you, but will be there for you in good times and bad. I hope your plumbing job was successful. I admire you. There is no way I would crawl under my house...just not enough room for both the snakes and me!
By the way, how is the Lupus? Did you see a doctor. I hope you didn't post that and i just missed it.

I just talked to my mother and the doctor said they won't have the results until tomorrow. I think the waiting is worse on me than on her. She is taking all of this so well. I know this sounds terrible, but sometimes, from the things she says, I think she is just wishing for something to end all of her pain and confinement. She said not long ago that she just wants to go see her parents, and they have been in Heaven for a long time now.

03-31-2004, 05:33 PM
Gayle-I wouldn't know anything about plumbing either. You must really be a trooper crawling underneath the house! I agree with Ramona--too many snakes here for that (if I could even get under my house.) Is your house off the ground?

Ramona-Please let us know as soon as you find something out about your mom.

Becky is doing a fun powderpuff wrestling thing tonight. I was wondering why she was so depressed the other day. I found out she had been weighed in. She is tall and weighs 152 lbs. and was very upset over her weight. I really feel for her and try to tell her it's because she is tall. She has gained a few pounds since she isn't doing dance anymore. She was dancing about 12 hrs per week. We are going tonight to watch her wrestle. Should be fun. She does the statistics for the boy's wrestling team, and this is just a fundraiser thing.

03-31-2004, 06:40 PM
STOP!!!!!! Please Go To #80...........A New Thread Has Been Started!!!!!! :D