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05-09-2004, 06:25 AM

We are a thread dedicated to making losing weight a pleasant experience. We laugh, cry and talk together. We have challenges, points for staying on program, drinking our water, and exercising. We have a daily topic to join in. Our only focus is to help us realize that dieting and all that goes with it need not be unpleasant, but can be fun. Come join the fun here at Time for Serious Fun! Everyone is Welcome!


Monday: Mission Monday New mission each week
Tuesday: Target Tuesday We target something to work on
Wednesday: Wednesday's Woes Our day to complain about anything and everything
Thursday: Time for Us Thursday The day set aside to pamper us!
Friday: Fabulous Lbs Down Friday. Report our losses!
Saturday: Sunny Thoughts Saturday We share stories and jokes to help us smile
Sunday: Silly Poll Sunday A new poll to give your thoughts to every week





05-09-2004, 06:34 AM
SUNDAY: Today is Silly Poll Sunday and our silly poll for the week is:

Since I am remodeling so much got me to thinking, what would you remodel in your home or dorm room or whatever and how would it look?

Hey girls, sorry for not posting yesterday but were having some phone issues down here at the casino. Just wanted you all to know, there is lots of love coming your way for all your pm messages, thank you!!!!!

Jaymi: Welcome !!! You have definitely found a home! This is a great group of women in a variety of ages, lifestyles and home situations. When I am back home, I will post stats on the group to get to know them better. I do not have access to my home computer right now.


I will be home later today, but may not get back in here to post until the morning so see you when I get back

Faye :)

05-09-2004, 11:04 AM

(at least to all of you who are moms...... :lol: )

This weekend has been a real bust! I've actually ordered dinner out twice this weekend because I just don't feel like cooking. I didn't want what we got, but I ate way too much anyway. Just old habits sneaking back in when I'm so distracted with the show.

SO, I'm going to plan plan plan today and use the crock pot all week so I don't have to even think about dinner. This week is the most stressful I have all year I know if I plan for it, I can sail through it easily. I've actually gained a few pounds over the past few weeks.......really slacking on the exercise.

Once the show is over, I'm planning to hit the workouts hard again. I want to feel strong........I feel really wimpy right now.

Amanda Panda------the best thing you can do to keep motivated and headed in the right direction is to come here as often as you can. Even if you don't have anything to say except chit chat. It helps keep your head focused in the right place. At least that's what has helped me. Keep trying, you'll pull out of this funk soon.

WELCOME JAYMIE.......This is a great place to be!

Congrats to all you losers last week!! Can't wait to start posting losses again.

Faye, glad things are looking brighter your way. My brother and father are bi-polar and my uncle is schizophrenic, so I know what you mean about the flip-flopping.

Silly poll---I've got a huge sewing room over the garage just waiting for sheetrock right now! I also want to build a dance studio.

Well, gotta go hang with the family!

Later babes,

05-09-2004, 02:38 PM


Poll - Faye, thanks for remembering me in the dorm room :lol: This place just screams "I was built in the 70's!" The whole thing actually is getting remodeled this summer though...but of course I won't be living here. There is a little house a couple friends of mine and I are looking at...And the 1st thing I would do with that is trim the terrible overgrown bush out in front of it, sweep the pine needles off the roof, and tear out some ugly cabinets on the inside.

Ugh, ok. I've really not been doing well at all. Very bad in fact. And I need to make the decision right here and now that I am going to eat healthily. Its been getting out of hand and I've not been exercising either. Besides this show taking up so much time and also has lead naturally to more social activity (cast parties, going out to restaraunts after rehearsal) than normal which is where I really break down on food.

05-09-2004, 02:56 PM
The Yes concert so outstanding! We were late and missed the first 20 minutes which must have included "owner of a lonely heart." My dh was so disappointed since that was the main song he wanted to hear. But they played for 3 hours! It was awesome. We left and had a late dinner (early Mom's Day) at the Outback.

I did not have a stellar day yesterday - my knee is still killing me so I can't treadmill. But I did get do 200 crunches this a.m. and 40 pushups! :D Started on my first 50 oz bottle of water. Still going to try to make 220 by Friday's departure to FLA.

Silly poll for today - we are soooo tired of working on the bathroom (since December!) we have decided our next project - the kitchen - will be contracted out. I am going to recover our dining chairs and our family room loveseat myself this summer and finish all the window treatments.

Have a great day!

mscat 238/232/140 - mini goal 220 by Disney trip 5/14/04

05-09-2004, 05:21 PM
Silly Poll, i'd get a sunroom on one side of the deck ;) the deck is on 3 sides of the house and is big so i'd have a sunroom on one side, fill it with plants and patio furniture and sit in the sun :cloud9: hubby is always "talking" about doing it but he HAS'NT YET :rofl:

Amanda Panda, :nono: you're never bad company :D we love to hear from you good or bad ;)

Hello Jaymi :wave:

I did my first shift at work this morning and i love it :D and once i am trained i'll be left to work on my own initiative which is always a bonus ;) no-one breathing down my neck :lol:

MsCat, 200 crunches! :cp: well done! sorry your knee is still playing up.

Dust yourself off Susan and get back at it ;) you can do it :)

05-09-2004, 05:23 PM
Hey, CONGRATS on the win there Faye :cp: :bravo: hope you're going to buy yourself something nice for Mother's Day ;) Diamond Earrings??? ;)

05-09-2004, 07:38 PM
Afternoon chickies!

Welcome Jaymi! This is a wonderful place to be.

Faye, big money, no wammies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Treat yourself to something special for Mother's Day.

OK for the poll. My bedroom is what I would redo. My garden tub needs to be refinished and the skyligt about it is so hazy you can't really see through it. Those 2 things and then I would probally the walls a pale mauve and of course the ceilings would be painted.

Amanda, you know that we are all here for you not matter what.

I have herd from Dorothy. She is doing quit well. She has finally gotten rid of Andrew(the drunk) and has met a new man who sounds like a keeper. She just wanted me to let everyone know that she is thinking about us.

Gonna get I have to vacum my room and then it is bed time and it isn't even 7pm.


05-10-2004, 07:18 AM
MONDAY: Today is Mission Monday and the mission this week is a little different. I think we can all use really good "tips" in our weight loss journey, so this week if you know any tips to share or see any in mags or on tv about helping to curb hunger, encourage exercise, etc. share with us and then everyone make yourself a list of the ones that would be beneficial to you. Feel free to contribute as many as you know.

Sorry I never got back in here yesterday, but by the time we got home got stuff dragged in, unloaded and such, then I HAD to go to the commissary yesterday as it is closed on Mondays and I needed groceries, came home and put all that away and in the mean time did up the laundry from the weekend and we went out and bought more stuff for the house with my winnings. My trip was my mother's day gift and I love getting stuff for the house.

Jaymi: Here are the stats on our group. If you don't see someone's they haven't given it to me so you will have to get to know them through the site! :lol:

Hi, my name is Faye, I am 50, have been married 31 years to a wonderful and totally supportive man, have two grown children, Jack, who is 30 and getting married April 10, and Kelly, who is 26, married and has given me an adorable grandson, Thomas who is 3. I have a Yorkie named Fortune and a cat named Butterscotch. I am not working right now, but have been looking. I exercise everyday if I can and my stats are at the bottom of my posts. I have a website:\trexnonny/ Please visit it and let me know what you think!


35 year old, stay-at-home mom of 3 (9,8,and 4). I live in Maine with my husband and the kids. My highest weight ever was 265 (I was pregnant at the time). I started at 3FC at 241, am currently around 238, and my goal is to be in the low 160s. I am working toward a smaller goal of being under 200 pounds by the end of the year.

Carri ( Satine ) - Hi! I am a 30 year old female, married to my high school sweetheart for 9 1/2 years, no kids but one adorable little westie dog named Les. Have lived in Indiana all of my life. Started to gain my weight right after I was married, I got comfortable and lazy...anyhow have been doing a great job lately, focused and need to lose about 90 pounds for goal. Great to meet you!!!

Hi my name is Amanda. I am 30 years old and live in Sheffield, which is in the north of England, although I am hoping to move to Ireland soon. I have a long term partner, Nigel and a cat called Marley.I am a qualified social worker,currently unemployed. I am a Christian and a vegetarian. My hobbies are reading, especially thrillers, watching comedy on T.V and making cards. I also enjoy going to the gym, although I feel it is too early to call that a hobby!

I have just over 100lbs to lose, but seeing all the successes on these forums is a great inspiration and I know I will do it - and you can too!

Hope you can join us

43 years old-lived in the South all my life...and love it! I live with my partner Jane of 8 years. We have a booth at local antique mall, and we enjoy going on treasure hunts to find more....I enjoy reading, mostly books by Southern authors, but will read most anything except Science Fiction, or Harlequin Romances...I enjoy writing, cross-stitching, and other crafts. I love to cook....and now I love to exercise!!! (well I don't really love it....but I feel so much better, so I do it whether I want to or not, and it makes me feel great!) I am ever so thankful that I am able to do it now. I spend a lot of time with my mother, sister and my 2 beautiful neices, Nikki and Angie (21 and 19), they are the joys in my life. I currently work as a Switchboard Operator at an answering service where I have been for the last 2 1/2 yrs. Next fall I plan on returning to college (have to exercise this old mind too!) to obtain my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology...I graduated from Athens State University....waaaaaaay back in 1985!! Well, ladies that's me in a nutshell!! I am loving life these days, and so very grateful to have found this forum and all of you wonderful gals!! Couldn't do this without you. Together we are a united force! Pam

single mommy of one lovey soon to be 7 yr old son going on 30. Lost over 40 lbs back in 2001 weight came back in 2002 when i discovered that I had endo. the pain meds and the lupron helped with that matter. restarted my weight loss on 2/6/3 date of hyst. sw 213 cw 177 goal 150. i am realistic in my goal i know with a large bone structure i will look awful if i go lower. i do ww bbut since june when i found out that richard was leaving i have just been aiming ot eat right, i am now able to get it back on tract and the workouts are in the process of getting to where they need to be but it is hard working 2 jobs and being a mommy to get it all in. Sandy/Gigglez

Hello,my name is Joy Lee,and I currently live in Sylvester,Georgia. I am 46 years young and I weigh 258 lbs at this time..I have been working out and watching what eat ,keeping it low fat and healthy as possible..I started out at 329 lbs,which was my highest weight ever...I have lost down to where I am now in about 8 months..mainly by the exercise and healthy eating..I do a lot of walking and strength training ,sometimes adding an exercise video..I am very active,as I have 5 children ,ages 27 to 7 years old,and a 2 year old grandchild{ girl}...I have 2 boys and 3 girls,2 of which are still at home...we do a lot of family activities,sports,family hikes and theme parks,so I really stay on the go and stay very busy. I have a goal weight of 180,which I hope to be there by summer of 2004 . I am looking for all the support I can get,and be able to give all that I can.

My name is Sandy, and i am 40 years old. I have been married to my best friend for going on 11 years. We have 3 beautiful kidlets... a 10 year old daughter and 2 sons 7 and 4. I like to read and play on this machine... but my passion these days is painting and redocorating... i think i have painted almost every piece of furniture in my I only have a couple more to do... and i have to redo my kitchen table as my daughter and her friend decided to "do" their nails on it... so there are a few bald spots...Oh well... I am determinded to loose this weight and come out of my shell. I wish everyone the same ...

JUDY: I am 43 yr old single mom of Billy, my 13 year old wonderful son.
I have weighed as much as 308 when pregnant, and have gained and lost the same 50 pounds of the last few years. I was slowly and steadily losing weight until my husband died last March. At that time I had so many other things to take care of, I kind of got lost in the shuffle, and now I am back up to 298. things have settled down now, so I can take care of me again.

I am a Real Estate secretary, so I sit most all day.

Hello, my name is Susan and I'm an english major/theater minor at Oregon State University. I plan on being and english teacher someday. I decided in July '03 once and for all that I didn't want to spend my entire life overweight. So off it goes!

BETH :I am 40 divorced for the past 4 years, no kids and at the moment no pets although I am a big dog lover. I am going to school full time at a private university in Florida. I have a degree in accounting which I don't use and instead work for myself pretty much part time at home. Currently I am majoring in writing - drama. I would like to go to Brown to get my Masters when I finish in writing drama as well. A relationship with someone I loved dearly ended last week and I am trying to move on but the circumstances that caused the ending is making that a bit hard. I have a week and a half of school left before Christmas break and then six weeks off. I plan to use that time just for myself. Putting me first and spending my time on ingraining a healthier life style. My long term goal is to be in much better shape and at a much lower weight by the time I start graduate school which is about a year and a half from now.

I like the normal things, movies, tennis, bike riding, photography and art in general. I'm looking forward to being part of your group.

Donna: Married for 21 years . I have two sons ; oldest is 29 lives in Kansas
Then there is my youngest who is 20 lives with his girlfriend.
My oldest is going to make me a Grandma for the first time in April
[ I am so excited]
I reached my all time highest weight last month 242.5lbs.
My current weight is 238 as of this morning.
This time I am going to lose this weight for ME.

Hi, my name is Dorothy and I am 25 years old. I live in New Ypork City and work as an operations manager in an advertising agency. I also do graphic design on the side. I have a tiny black chihuahua, Gizmo and 2 cats, Kit & Nemo(Seriously, they're lik emy kids). I love animals, going out to eat, the movies, scrabble, computers, and other board games(recent interest discovered-lol). I started weight watchers at home on 9/22/03 at 175lbs and hope to reach my goal weight of 115-120lbs by end of 2004!

About me: I am Kim; 26 years old, and just started
Nursing School. I have a degree from the University of
Oregon in biology (2001). I currently live with my
b.f., who will be leaving me to go back to work in
March (which I am scared of!) He works overseas as a
performing artist-comedian-juggler, and for the past 4
years I have been spoiled enough to have lived with
him half-time in Europe. It has been a terrific
adventure (but not cost-effective), and since I am in
school now, I can not go back for a while. I have
struggled with weight for a while, I have about 21
pounds to lose now to reach my goal weight of 158 lbs.
But who's counting? I am on a very lax plan now
focusing on exersize and eating awareness, not eating
control, and plan not to weigh myself for the next 16
weeks, as long as I stick to my plan. I have two
kitties on loan until march, and they are making life
very fun. I also have 2 goldfish, Beaky and Spot.

I'm a SAHM (with two parttime businesses) to two wonderful children, 14 and 6. I'm very fortunate to have a super supportive husband, but I need to lose some more weight. My highest was over 235, my lowest in ten years has been 185. I've been hovering back at 200 again, and want to get down at least 20 lbs initially, 40 ideally. I have hypothyroid and PCOS which makes the struggle even more frustrating and slow. My username Zookeeper16 came from a friend of mine. I have 2 dogs, an inside cat, a bird, a guinea pig and fish. Outside, we have 4 horses, 11 cats, 6 rabbits, 6 guinea hens, 2 peacocks, a pheasant and a bunch of chickens. Hence the zoo! It keeps me busy! I also do a lot of volunteer things for school/church and 4H, as well as serving on the Board of Education.

My name is Amanda, but everyone calls me Amanda456. I am 20 years old I live in saskatchewan canada with my boyfriend Chad, boarderCollie Tucker and cat Wrangler. I had a kidney transplant in 1999. I received my moms kidney. I am currently taking a home study course its an office course. I started gain weight when I was around 10 years old mostly from medication. My highest weight was 282 and I currently weight 258. I know that togethet we CAN DO THIS!!!! Welcome and good luck!!

My friends call me Anna, and I've had the online nickname of Trouble since 1994. I'm currently living in Jiangsu Province, China (if you want postcards, drop me an email), but I hail from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I left behind a supportive boyfriend and a cat who hates me, and I miss them both. I'm not as concerned about pounds as I am about feelings. I'm tired of not fitting into the same clothes that I was wearing a year ago. Some of them are really nice! Plus, I'm tired of being tired all the time. So, here I am, determined to get fit and lose some of this body. I'm mostly doing it through excersize: Wu Shu classes twice a week and running three times a week, plus free weights three times a week.

I am married second time around going on four years to a man I met on the internet. I have two daughters, Carrianne who is a senior in college and Taylor, age 13 at home, and 2 cats, Punk and Chloe. I weighed 118 in college and supported myself as a professional bellydancer. Gained weight with my first child and have continued to gain since. Highest weight was 238 this year. My goal is to get down to 140. I just want to feel good in a bathing suit again and 140 will allow me to do that and still show off my "assets."

I hope all you mommys (and for me Nonnys) had a great mother's day and got to spend quality time with your children. Share with us your day, your gifts, whatever you like.

***TIP*** Eating protein for breakfast helps the whole day with hunger so include lowfat sausage, milk, cheese, p butter, whatever into your breakfast for a good start

I had lunch with dd, she bought me a cute capri outfit, got a beautiful Ann Taylor scarf from my ds and ddil and some breast cancer m and m's (I guess they thought since they were tiny it was better than bigger candy! :lol: ) and my ddil made my son write a message on the card and he told me he loved me very much and I have been the most wonderful mother in the world.

Later girls

Faye :)

05-10-2004, 08:51 AM
Morning chickies!

Today starts stress week from ****! But I'm determined to keep myself calm. I took my morning walk this morning and that helped. Now I just have to keep my mind on task and not head to the fridge in between projects. :lol:

Tips: two words........FROZEN GRAPES.....yum. Exercising on an empty stomach: calories burned come right from fat stores cuz there's nothing in your blood stream to draw from. Exercise first thing in the morning to "get it over with" (gives you energy all day and gives you a sense of accomplishment early in the day)......don't worry about numbers on the scale, pay attention to how you feel and how your clothes to your support circle every day, if possible, it really helps keep your mind focused......take baby steps, one day at a time, and don't worry about the long haul (it will take care of itself).

Someone had a signature line on another thread that I just love......"the only way you can fail to reach your goal is if you stop before you get there!" I'm trying to think about that everyday.

Susan, I know what you mean about social stuff with there any place you guys always go to? Maybe you can plan ahead for some healthy options at that place....if you plan ahead, you have much more control over the situation. THough I always ended up losing weight during shows in college. I lived on chocolate and coke, but I didn't have much time to I guess I didn't eat much chocolate and coke.

Sandy, thanks for the update on Dorothy. Tell her we miss her and hope she can come back to us soon!

Ok, gotta fly....working on a 4 pointer today and all week!

Later babes,

05-10-2004, 10:16 AM
Morning All - I have missed so much over the weekend that i am not going to try and do personal shout outs ! :lol:

I had a pretty good weekend, except for the fact that our air conditioning went out over the weekend, it was like 85 in there yesterday, we were so miserable, we were sticking to the leather furniture, a cold shower was my best friend, seems like every year it is either the heat or the air, when you own a house it is always something it seems, oops wait - I guess this isnt Weds woes huh?? :lol:

I did well over the weekend on my program, I went over some yesterday evening with salty take out pizza ( it was good ), but had a very light lunch of chicken and wild rice so shouldnt be that bad on me...gotta drink alot of water today...

Girls - Please pray for my friend here at work, Diane, she lost her husband Saturday night to cancer. She is only 39 and this is very hard on her ( he was in his early 50's )...please keep her in your prayers , thanks.

Have a good day all of you.

05-10-2004, 12:20 PM
Good Morning

Julie - The last musical I did in High school I lost 15 pounds! it was great, except that the reason I lost it was because I was stuck at the school for 10-12 hours a day and only ate a cherry coke or two and a pack of yogurt pretzels while I was there. Ahhhhh teenage nutrition.

Carri - Will of course keep your friend in thoughts and prayers today.

I'm going to try to get back into exercise this week. I'm hopeing if I can do that things will fall into place again.

05-10-2004, 03:25 PM
Good afternoon! Whew, what a day I have had. Besides starting tom and all the junk that involves, because of the hormonal flux, I get menopausal issues to deal with too! Anyway, I digress, I touched up my mantel where dh had gotten ceiling paint on it, painted the red bricks on the fireplace a faux gray stone and they look fabulous with the blue walls, touched up part of the bathroom countertop where somehow water had gotten under the paint and bubbled it, cleaned the blasted file cabinet out completely and took all the drawer stuff up to my office so we can move the cabinet upstairs (what a job that was including 4 lawn and leaf bags of garbage from the drawers.) I sprayed all the weeds where I have a flower type bed around my deck so that everything is dead and we can begin putting in the white marble stones we bought yesterday with my casino winnings. I am pooped needless to say and am glad dh is cooking outside on the grill so I don't have to cook tonight. When he grills he does it all, bless his heart.

Julie: We are here for you in the stressful moments! You are doing a great job so keep up the good work!

TIP: When you are finished eating for the day completely, remove yourself from where the food is, ie if you have computer, bedrooms, whatever upstairs, go upstairs, if you live in one story, stay away from the kitchen and keep your hands busy. Make sure you clean up right after dinner, so that later on you don't have to face food being open and out for the picking. Dispose of leftover food by making it inedible, iec hot sauce, pepper, salt, vinegar, spit :lol: , whatever!

Have a great afternoon ladies. I am going to start another load of clothes and read.

Faye :)

05-10-2004, 03:47 PM
Hi Everyone :wave:

Nothing much to say :shrug: its windy today so no garden work for me so i guess i'll have to catch up with some jobs around the house. Or, i could always exercise could'nt i? :joker: I was watching the news this morning and the deck of a house not so far away collapsed :eek: there was about 30 people on it too posing for a photograph, poor devils :( no-one was killed thankfully and judging from what i've seen they were extremely lucky. It was an older house so they think the deck was'nt inspected, which is scary :fr: i questioned hubby about ours and i've been reassured that ours is totally above board :lol: and its not an old house anyway. I don't think i'd want to go on any deck with 30 people crammed on it :yikes: would you?

Amanda Panda
05-10-2004, 05:45 PM
Hi guys!

I also haven't got much to report :shrug: . I had a 3 point day yesterday - probably because their was no 'naughty' food in the house, and I couldn't be bothered to go out - but I'll take the points anyway!! :lol:

I have PMS and I always get a craving for sweets (candy?). I don't eat them at any other time, but during my PMS time I always dream of going into a sweet shop and buying lots of pick n' mix - then I wake up with a big craving and have to buy some!! Normally, I will take a bus ride into the town especially to buy some pick and mix, then come straight home - BUT - I haven't given into my craving yet this month, although my PMS is far from over!

I forgot to tell you guys that a few days ago I had a take away pizza - we had a bit of extra money and thought we would have a treat. I really wasn't sure about having one, as I'd not had one for 3 weeks and I didn't want to fall back into old habits - normally I would jump at the chance! Anyway, I had one and it tasted good - but afterwards I felt physically awful!. I had really awful indigestion and felt so blocked up and uncomfortable that I had trouble sleeping. I woke up feeling really sick and couldn't shake it off all morning. I felt so awful, that I just don't think it's worth having a takeaway pizza anymore - it tasted nice, but it's not worth the discomfort! so that is really good news - it will certainly help my diet, as you all know that takeaway pizza's have always been my downfall. It's one thing to resist them, but another thing altogether to just not like them anymore!

CARRI - your poor friend! I will say a prayer for her.

SANDY - Thanks for the news on Dot, I miss her! I'm glad she is doing well and has met a nice man!

Oh look, I did have something to say after all!!!!

Love Amanda xx

05-10-2004, 10:51 PM
Evening everyone.

Carri, I will pray for your friend and her family. I can only imagine what she is going thru right now.

Amanda, I guess that is one way to get the pizza monkey off of your back. Most places have very greasy pizza so I can imagine your discomfort.

Julie, I know that you will make it thru Hellweek. Deep breaths.

Faye, I bet that you could give those poeple on trading spaces a run for their money.

Just want to pop in and say HI. Still exhausted from this weekend and am getting ready to go to bed. Everyone have a super day tomorrow.


05-11-2004, 05:01 AM
TUESDAY: Today is Target Tuesday and our target this week and the rest of this month is "emotional weight loss." I want you to take time this week and this month to journal anything from childhood and or adulthood that has been a real emotional upset for you. IT MAY BE PAGES AND PAGES OF STUFF AND MAY TAKE A LONG TIME TO GET THROUGH LIKE IT WILL FOR ME, BUT JUST KEEP PLUGGING AWAY AT IT ONE ISSUE AT A TIME. Put down the people involved, what was done to you or whatever, how it made you feel. If it is possible to talk to the person involved, do so clearing the air, but also write your feelings out. and verbalize on paper what you would say to them to make yourself feel better about closing the issue. Do it for things in your adult life too, then take the sheets and burn them and watch all the ugliness go up in smoke never to bother you again and be willing to release it into the fire. :write: :write: :write: :write: :write:

Let me give you an example:

I had a step father who threw hot coffee on me, kicked me and hit me causing my glasses to fly off. I took my siblings and left where we were living not being stopped by my mother nor did she come after us. We were given to my grandparents and she never seemed to mind that we left. I would write it all down in detail, say to them each what i wanted to say, tell them how it effected me and how it changed my life and then MOST important what I am doing to rid myself of the memories and the pain of the moment.

Carri: I am very sorry I didn't acknowledge about your friend. I actually stopped typing yesterday when I read your post and prayed for her immediately, just forgot to tell you. I will continue to remember her and her family.

Amanda: Wow what a breakthrough for you. I know what you mean though. Whenever I have really been staying with my program then eat a lot of junk for several days, I get heartburn terribly, gas and stomach aches and usually when I go back to doing what I am supposed to be doing get diarrhea from all the fat and stuff going out of my system. CONGRATULATIONS ON GETTING CONTROL OF THE PIZZA ISSUE EVEN IF IT WAS HARD PHYSICALLY.

Cat: Our deck is about 4 inches off the ground so I think we could put a lot of people on it and still be safe, but you never know! :rolleyes: :lol3: People are dopes sometimes. I remember the incident on the balcony in Chicago a couple years ago and a bunch of people were killed on that and I thought the stupid thing didn't look safe to begin with!

Later ladies

Faye :)

05-11-2004, 08:43 AM
Good Morning everyone!

2 points yesterday.......water and exercise. I just seem to be HUNGRY all the time! Well, not really all the time, just waaaayyyy more than normal. I've stopped myself and distracted myself to see if it was just head hunger, but my stomach was literally churning. So, I'm not sure if I ate something that was triggering cravings or if the stress is making me eat or what. I did buy a whole bunch of fruit yesterday, ate a whole box of strawberries after lunch. So, at least I have some healthy choices. I also bought some small chewy granola bars as a substitute for the candy I REALLY wanted. It was the hardest thing to get through the grocery shopping yesterday......I almost bought a box of Entenman's choc chip cookies, ding dongs, ice cream, cheetos........I didn't though. Forced myself to put everything back. Yea!

I feel so fat right now. :( I know I'm so much better, but I don't see it. I think it's all the skimpy costumes I'm helping my dancers into..... :lol: Makes me want to go put on a bathrobe and fuzzy slippers!! Must be pms-ing.

Amanda Panda----WOOO HOOO on beating the pizza :devil: ! I have lots of foods that just make me sick now if I eat them........but darned if I don't do it anyway now and then.

Carrie, I'll keep your friend in my prayers. And Way to Go, you're just sliding down that scale!

Well, guess I'd better get going. Thanks for all the support this week, I can use it all!!! I still have bits and pieces of my own costuming to finish, and I really need to spend a couple hours a day rehearsing my solos.

Later babes!

05-11-2004, 10:15 AM
Hi Everyone, had a 3 pointer yesterday, no exercise, with my a/c being out and it being so hot outside I simply do not have the energy, I know it is an excuse but being overheated actually makes me sick...once my air is back on
( repairman comes Thursday ) I will get back to my tape, may go ahead and do today, will see how muggy it is then, I HATE the humidity.... :lol:

Amanda - It is odd, it is the same way for me too, like Faye said, when I start eating all the fatty stuff I start getting crazy heartburn and indegestion, plus the diareah (sp?)...I guess it just goes to show you that our bodies dont like it nor do they need it...great job on your will power lately...

Julie - I know you can get through the week and then you can totally relax next week...those strawberries you said you were eating sound great, I may go fruit shopping after work...

Faye - I remember that deck collapse in Chicago, that was awful, all of them were so young...

Thanks to everyone for saying the prayers for my friend here at work, she is doing the best she can, although I cannot imagine her pain right now.

Hi Cat, Sandy, Susan, Jessica !!!!! :cool: I am going to go think about Target Tuesday now and see what I come up with....have a good day girls!!!

05-11-2004, 11:51 AM
Just checking in since I posted so very early this morning. I got in my walk this morning (I don't like being cooped up at the y during the summer so I am not sure we will continue with it) Anyhow, I got in my exercise for the day. I am now wasting time because I have to clean house today and it is very hot and humid here so have to kind of get my zip back after walking in the heat.

The reasoning for the target this week is I watched Wynonna Judd on Oprah yesterday and I saw how she is still hedging with her mom about stuff and not admitting her mom is part of her problem. It got me to thinking about all the things in my life way past, past and current that I have not dealt with effectively and they are holding me back. For instance, I was upset going down to the casino thinking getting away would solve all my problems, but what I did was comfort myself with food and gambling instead of dealing with it properly. I think we ALL have issues in our lives that need to be dealt with and washed out of our brains for good.

Welllllll, this isn't getting work done, so better get to it. Man am I retaining water. My hands and fingers are like fat sausages and boy do they hurt when I flex them.

Faye ;)

05-11-2004, 11:57 AM
Hello everyone!!! Thanks for the very warm welcome!!! It took me a while to even find this site!!! LOL I wasnt sure if I was "really" supposed to come here or not.... But I've got it now!! So much to read.... So little time!!! I'm gonna have to come back here later and read all of it!!! I just wanted everyone to know that I've finally found you all!! I'll be back later!! Bye

05-11-2004, 03:27 PM
Jaymi: Just wanted to let you know that I only let the thread get up to about 60 then I start a new one so when you see do not post here, but join us at whatever the number is, just go back to support group and look for the next number like you did. Hope you can come and post often.

Whole house is cleaned now so that is done for awhile again. I also have all the laundry done and everything so I now can relax, yeah like I ever do that! I am trying to be less OCD and more quiet. It takes a lot of strength though to just sit when you feel compelled to be doing something all the time.

Just wanted to peek in. I am going to go take a nice hot shower and hopefully I will feel a little better. On track for 4 pts today!


julie :dancer:
Carri :cp:
Faye :flow2:

have a great afternoon girls!

Faye :)

05-11-2004, 04:39 PM
Hi Everyone :wave:

A 4pt day for me yesterday and today :D

I watched Wynonna too Faye, it was very good and so refreshing to watch her be so open about her problems and the pain she felt growing up :cp: like she said she fell under the Oprah Spell :) (spilled her guts :lol: ) i agree Faye :yes: i think there are still some issues between her and her Mom and she seemed afraid of what she was going to say everytime she opened her mouth. Even the nickname sweet tater :rolleyes: while Ashleys was Sweetpea! Wynonna said "tater is a big fat carb" and her Mom said "so is a pea" a pea is :yes: but a sweetpea is a flower where i come from :lol:

05-11-2004, 05:41 PM
Hi everyone!!! I'm kinda slow to say the least when it comes to posting!!! I still havent figured out how to change font, color. etc.... or maybe I have and it just doesnt look right or something :lol: Hey at least I know how to do the smileys!!! I joined here I would say April 29th or so this year. I started getting my self together on 5/2/04 and I could probably say I've had 4 point days since then... I think. But I dont know about the water because I havent set a goal for myself for how much, just to drink it all day long!! I'm in no way trying to brag on myself or anything, because I really dont know how long I can keep this up.... I'm not even sure if I can maintain this for the rest of my life. By 8:00 or 9:00 pm I'm totally exhausted, and tired throughout the day. I probably know that I'm not eating enough calories, but I eat 3 meals a day!! If i were to eat snacks or more food even though I'm not hungry, to me I would feel like I'm going backwards?!?! I've lost all my weight before, but I cant just maintain, I gotta keep working harder and harder... I just dont think that is fair... Why do I have to spend my whole life trying to be thin or healthy?!? Right now I'm not working, but what if I last time I didnt have enough time to work out as much... I didnt stop working out, but just not as much....and I swear all the weight came back seem like overnight. I'm sorry to be venting on you like this....but this is kinda my target tuesday thing. I was blessed to not have a bad childhood, I wouldnt really count being bullied or teased and so forth... seems normal to me since when youre an adult, it still happens!!! But I would say the person who gave myself the hardest time was my self!! I had my son when I was only 18, broke up with his dad when I was 6 months pregnant because he was full of crap, and life has been a struggle since then. The only reason I lost weight the first time was because my first serious boyfriend (after my son's dad) cheated on me and it almost killed me! I lost it by being depressed and not eating and then I went on a war path vowing that I'm going to lose weight and look good so that I can have any man I wanted etc etc. I worked out constantly between going to school and work. Then I changed jobs and there it went. I was probably about 145 or so or maybe 150 when I had gotten married, which was my 3rd weightlost attempt, but after 3 months I got pregnant again!!! So there I went, then at my 4 week of pregnancy I had already gained 10 pounds!!! So down hill from there. When I had my daughter I was a solid 200, now mind you I'm only 5 feet tall...Yuck!!! But enough of that stuff, I last weighed in at 158, the lowest I've been since...forever and hopefully I can make my goal of 155 or Memorial Day. I'm going back to TX to see my family and friends, and I dont want to look like the fat uncomfortable blob they saw last time!!! I saw pictures... I really looked like that!!! But anyways I think I've typed everyone's head off for now....Did all my exercises for today already so I'm already pooped! I'll come by and try to post more often....don't worry it wont be as long next time!!! :lol: I'll also try to stop the whining and start to support some of you like I'm supposed to be doing in the first place...Have a good day everyone!

05-11-2004, 10:18 PM
Evening ladies!

Jaymi, I really wouldn't worry about typing anyone's ear off or venting too much. That is what we all are here for.

I have thought about the target for the week. I still have issues with my mother. When we were small she would constantly make us clean our plates and if we didn't she made us feel awful for not doing so. Then there was also that she never mentioned my father to neither my brother nor myself. It was almost like she was afraid that we would want something to do with him. The cleaning the plate issue of course started me on this bad habit that was hard to break. The deal with my father has left me cold towards him. I hate that I can feel that way towards another person but I do and really don't know why.

Time for sunnier thoughts. The weather here has been so nice that I have now got the worse case of sprng fever ever. I would love to be able to work in the yard but I haven't the enegery to do so. If there was only one job it might be different but oh well we do what we have to do.

I hope that everyone has a great humpday!


05-12-2004, 09:05 AM
Good Morning Chickies!

Well, I think yesterday was another 2 pointer. Water and exercise. I don't know if I went over calories or not, but I was definitely eating unconsciously and way after dinner time. I made some popcorn to eat while I watched a movie and worked on costumes. So, I'm not counting my op points.....probably won't make another 4 pointer till next week. The exercise is automatically there cuz I'm rehearsing.....and I HAVE to drink the water so I can keep up the pace. But I'm not doing real well with the food. Sigh.

I'm glad it's Wednesday, cuz I have a doozy of a woe that just cropped up yesterday.......A big ole headtrip that's probably been here all along, but I just figured it out yesterday. I put my new red 2-piece gorgeous costume on and danced in it and almost broke down crying because all I could see was the old fat me in the mirror. I feel like I don't deserve to wear this beautiful garment, that I'm still too fat to wear it, that I'll never be like my skinny students who can wear anything they want. Is that an Oprah moment, or what? :lol: Now, I've put the thing on for my assistant director, and she has assured me that I look fabulous in it and have nothing to worry about.....I know she would tell me if she thought otherwise. It's our job to make sure everybody looks good......when you're a belly dancer, you walk a fine line between looking amazing and looking trashy!

I guess I just have to figure out how to get rid of these voices inside me that are dragging me down. I can't afford to lose confidence right's my best asset and it's what gets these shows put on every year. I'm the one who does the reassuring and the molly-coddling to get the unseasoned performers to get their talented butts out on stage. This year I feel like I'm brand new and need someone to stroke MY ego for a change.......sheesh, I so don't need this right now!

Anyway, I know I'll be fine and the show will be fine......just needed to get that off my chest. You gals are the only ones I can talk to about this who will understand that I'm not crazy! Thanks for being here.

Jaymie--I read your long post, and don't worry about "spilling your guts" or typing out your thoughts (I just did). We are basically free therapy here! It sounds to me like you have tried to lose weight before as a means to please someone else ("get any man I want"). Maybe you need to just focus on staying healthy and being HAPPY! For the richest and most advanced country in the world, we sure have alot of freakin' unhappy people draggin' their butts around until they die..... If workouts are a pain, try taking up a sport or dance or other activity that you really love to do and do it! Workouts don't have to be boring or painful. As far as the job thing goes, I'd be willing to bet that the last job you had was not your favorite thing and you probably gained the weight back due to boredom/stress/anger/coworkers with candy on their desks.....NOT because you scaled back your exercise. There is an awesome forum on this site specifically for people trying to maintain their losses.....If I were you, I'd go over there and hang out. I read their posts just to get myself prepared for when I have to maintain for the rest of my life. (I'm only half way to my goal!) They are wise and know what you're going through. Some of them have lost hundreds of pounds (literally!) Not that we don't want you around here too :lol:

Well, I guess I've blabbed on long enough...........I hope everyone has a great day! I'm going to take a picture of me in "the costume" and I'll try to get it up here later tonight. Maybe looking at myself in a picture instead of a mirror will give me a more objective view.

Later babes,

05-12-2004, 09:54 AM
WEDNESDAY: Today is Wednesday's woes. Complain all you like today!

Jaymi: Ok, kiddo here goes. You will find that I am always sticking my nose in. First off, I see that you do not VALUE your body. By that I mean, you have gotten pregnant young twice and from what I see your relationships with men are not the greatest either. You complained of gaining it back, in other words yo-yoing, which almost all if not all overweight people do. The reason I set up the target this week is because your emotional issues (which though you may not see them you definitely HAVE them) hold you back and they also cause the yo-yoing. You are not seeing yourself worthy of being thin and think that overweight, fat, whatever is UGLY and it isn't! YOU MUST MUST MUST BE HAPPY WITH YOURSELF WHEN YOU ARE LARGE TO BE HAPPY WHEN YOU ARE SMALL! If you cannot love yourself as you are, changes you make to your life won't stick. Please consider sitting down in a quiet place and thinking about people in your life and situations in your life that have made you feel unloved, unwanted, undeserved, etc. Do what I did, which is write it all down and write to the people involved and say anything to them. For example, you oldest child's father, tell him what you think of him, how he treated you what a creep he was, whatever. After you have done this, BURN IT! I did this yesterday and it is very freeing to say to people things you have wanted to say and haven't ever done it. I would suggest you go to the library and get Dr Phil's 7 keys to weight loss because everything I am telling you is in that book and believe me if you want this as a life change, yo are going to have to change how you view food, your life, your emotions and all the rest!

Julie: I know that belly dancing is sort of an "everything's out there" kind of thing and body perfection is almost a must, BUTTTTTTTTT you know in your head that you have come a long long long way from where you were, you know that when you perform you don't get booed, fruit thrown at you or heckled. The people that come to see you appreciate the art, the dedication and the talent you have for the dance. You need to quit looking in the mirror and seeing inferior and start seeing SUPERIOR because you are and NO ONE BUT YOU can tell you that and it stick.

I am digging myself back to where I want to be and it is difficult. I know what I need to do and what I need to let go of and I am really working hard to do that. My woe today is that physically I am having some minor problems again that medically have been dealt with all they can and are just facts of life, but it holds me back and I have to force myself to do what is best for me.

You girls have a great day. I am going to go and get outside and exercise before it starts raining otherwise it is the glider for me today!


05-12-2004, 10:25 AM
Ok, Weds Woes, I got em' this week so lets go: I am pre-TOM by one day and still no air conditioner, last night when I went to bed it was so hot, like 84 degrees in the house, there was no where to go to get comfort, no where, I know I only have to make it one more day since the repairman is coming tomorrow afternoon, BUT then we have to deal with price, I am tight this month and I am sure this repair will not be cheap!! I really, really am not looking forward to TOM tomorrow either ( like who would be ? :lol:
I am already feeling snacky and hungry...Guess I wont be weighing in with all of the water, bloat, and crap....okay, done ....on the flip side my dh has been really sweet since the a/c conked out and has been grilling dinner every night so I dont have to cook in a hot kitchen...
OH NO, I forgot the biggest woe, ANTS!!!! I suddenly have all these little black ants in my kitchen, I went and got some traps I dont know how that will work, they are all in my dishwasher, even after I just run it!!! Any suggestions? The Orkin man in my area is wayyyyyyyyyy overpriced....

Had a 3 pointer yesterday!!! :D

Julie - Do not be so hard on yourself!! I know that is easy to say and not to do, my dh gives my all sorts of **** because I will not wear shorts, I will not wear them out in public because my calves are so huge, he says they have gotten alot smaller and I should just wear them, but I cannot shake the image of the huge calve and will just burn up in pants rather than wear I know where you are, but I am sure you look great, so dont sweat it, cant wait to see the picture!!!!

I am still working on my Target Tuesday, my dad and I ( why almost always the dad? ) had some real issues when I lived there and they still come up when I visit, I leave there feeling hurt and feeling bad for how I treat him as well ... You would think that after 10 years of being out of the house I could work through some issues, but I tend to just act like it didnt happen and forget it until the feelings burst out....this drives my dh nuts!!!

Well I hope you all have a great day, talk later

05-12-2004, 10:44 AM
Ok first off, Faye,if I can call you that, You're right and your'e right again. I do think all men suck!! I might just be very sensitive because I have this fairy tale picture of what lovers and marriage should be like....but I'm starting to find out that it's not the way it is. I can't say that there wasnt a man or boy I've dated that hasnt hurt me to a point, even my husband now, but I dont regret marrying him one minute. I dont know how to love myself for who I am, because...who the heck am i?!?! A mother and a wife. I dont think fat is ugly at all, my mom was always very large, but I've always thought she was one of the most beautiful women on fact, most of the people in my family has been large to a point! I just think fat on ME is ugly! I'ts like I'm invisible, no one even notices or even looks at me. I'm used to walking in a room and all eyes are on me. Sounds stuck up, but it's not. I just dont see myself as being happy until I am at least comfortable in my own skin, and I'm not sad or depressed all the time!!! Just when I'm trying to lose weight... believe it or not... I'm like 80% better than I was!! My depression started when I had my miscarriage, which was only a big deal to me, and it kept on through my wedding, pregnancy, and postpartum was horrific!!! Just imagine me then!!!! This week just sucks for me, I feel guilty about something...and I dont know what :lol: And I really want to make my goal of 10 pounds by Memorial Day...which seems to be creeping closer and closer. Okay, enough of that....Hopefully I can stop whining and everyone can start to like me for the nice person I am instead of a big whiny baby!!! :D

Just one more thing!! I need advice... What am I doing wrong? Here is an example, this was my day yesterday:

B- f/f Tortilla
1 0z turkey groundmeat
1 sl f/f cheese

L- Wheat Bun
2 oz turkey patty
1 sl f/f cheese
2 tbsp f/f mayo
lettuce, 3 sli of tomato, 5 sl of pickles

Snack- Apple

D- 2 sl wheat bread
1 sl chopped ham
1 sl f/f cheese

45 Minutes Denise Austin
60 Minutes Treadmill
300 crunches
50 leg lifts

I've been working out like this and eating right for since May 1st, no cheating, at all!! ( unless you count a half of diet soda with no sodium)

What am i doing wrong? I know I shouldnt have stepped on that scale but I was at least expecting to see a half of a pound gone or something since last time!!! I really want to make my goal of 10 pounds for the challenge, but there are only almost 2 weeks left!! I dont know what to do. I cant eat anymore than I am, I'd just be stuffing my face for no reason, and that is the whole point!! I wanted to break that habbit, not keep it going? Oh well sorry if I sucked today!! Have a good day everyone.

05-12-2004, 10:51 AM
Jaymi - From looking at what you eat and the level of exercise you are doing, it looks like to me that you are not anywhere near eating enough food to keep your body from going into starvation mode, especially with ALL of the exercise that you are doing girl!! That is alot of exercise and you are eating too many "fat free" items and not getting enough fuel to support your body.
My opinion anyway.....

And I know you think "all men suck" but they really don't, I know quite a few of us on this site alone that have wonderful husbands who treat us like queens...You just have to find them :)

Good luck.

05-12-2004, 10:54 AM
OOPS!! Sorry Julie!!!

I spent the whole time typing away all about my problems that I didnt even do what I'm here to you!!!!

Well I think that I especially can learn A LOT!! from you! From what I've perceived in this short time, I'm very sure that the only one worried about your weight.. is you!! No one is looking at your weight, they are looking at your talent! Not everyone can belly dance ok.....and especially get people to look at them!!!! You can wear anything you want to...right now, just a little larger size!! :) But very soon, you'll be in the smaller sizes!! And I bet, though you don't know this, those little skinny minnys in your class, probably envy you too. Youre' confidence shines and it shows!

Oh, and all the stuff you said....It was definately a stressful job and it did suck....I guess I probably was eating all the wrong stuff too!!! You're right of course!!! I took a salsa class last year, but there isnt any YMCA close enough to where I live...or anything else for that matter. But I bet ya if I find a tape or something, I'll be dancing on that!! Thanks

05-12-2004, 12:18 PM
Hi Ladies,

Amother 4pt day for me :cheer: that makes 9 days OP :cp: i can't believe i've finally gotten it together :rolleyes: about time too :lol:

Jaymi, i agree with Carri :yes: you're not eating ENOUGH :eek: bet you did'nt think we'd say that eh? :lol: yesterday i clicked on your name by mistake instead of the arrow to take me to the last post and i saw your pic and you look great :) you have nothing to worry about :D

Well, i'm gonna have another cuppa and then get on my treadmill. BBL :wave:

05-12-2004, 12:19 PM

Jaymi: Not enough food, too many ff items, you need MORE protein in your diet as it looks like you are only getting about 5 oz and you should aim for at least 8 oz with the exercise you are doing, you also need more carbs. I know everyone thinks carbs are evil but they aren't and they will give you fuel so eat more carb rich fruit and veggies (most fruits are carbs btw) and don't forget as hard as you are working with exercise you are building muscle which weighs more than fat. One other thing, you are OBSESSING ABOUT DIET and believe me that is not good so just relax, concentrate on what you want out of life, but don't obsess about it where it takes up all your time. As for men, I have been married nearly 32 years, my only lover, my best friend and there ARE good men out there. I have a son who is nearly 31 and just got married and is a wonderful person so they do still exist. Make your husband your best friend. Show interest in what he likes even if you don't particularly care for it, talk talk talk. My dh and I talk all the time and enjoy each other so much and when you get into a fight, keep it honest. In other words, don't be tossing stuff around that happened months ago and don't think screaming accomplishes anything because all it does is brings the volume of the fight up.
Tell him you love him EVERYDAY! It is the first thing my dh says to me in the morning and the last thing he says at night even if I am sleeping and don't hear him, I get a kiss and an I love you every night. (oh and btw, to set fonts and color, highlight whatever you have written and want in a different font or color, then click on the drop down menu select the color and click and it sets it up for you.)


Cat :bravo: :bravo:
Jaymi :bravo:
Carri :cp:
Julie :dancer:
Faye :dancer:

To the shower girls!

Faye :)

05-12-2004, 03:42 PM
Hello All
Well I managed to work up the courage to step on the scale this morning after my week and a half of bad food and no wasn't happy...I'll tell you that...but...I did feel better afterward, funny enough. I'm on my way to the gym now for some sort of work out...I don't want to push it...besides, I just spent the morning scooting all over campus in bad shoes doing paper work so definately burned some calories there.

Julie - I'm sure you DID look fabulous in that outfit. I have the same problem sometimes...I'll think I look terrible in something when other people think its just fine

Cat - great job on the 9 4 pointers, here's 9 dancing bananas for you! :cb: :cb: :cb: :cb::cb: :cb::cb: :cb: :cb:

I'll check in later....gotta get to the gym before I chicken out! :chicken:

05-12-2004, 04:40 PM

Thanks everyone...Boy am I a cranky little person!! :crazy: I think I'm going to not post until....After I exercise! I always feel better afterwards!!

Cat90, thanks! That's my goal weight picture though, but hopefully I'll get there soon enough! Good job on your 4 pointers....YAYYYYYEEEE! :dancer:

Faye, thanks again....I try really ! Hey there better be some good men out there because my son is only 6 now....but he better be one of them!!!! I definately raise him to be! Yeah, protein, protein, protein!!! I guess I'll bake that fish for tonight. Did you say too much fat free stuff!!! :lol: Wow, I guess I could be over doing it huh!!! LOL Didnt even see it that way!!! :^:

Susan- I'm not as bad as I seem!! I can really be positive... see!!!! :cp: :cb: :angel: :encore: :cheer: No more morning posts!!!!

Ok everyone.. I"m gonna relax and picture myself thinner :goodscale and "most importantly" healthier and if I feel cranky I'm going to exercise or do housework....same thing! :tread: :rofl: <---- Definately me!! LOL

Have a nice day everyone!! :goodluck:

05-12-2004, 06:17 PM
Thanks everybody for the encouragement! I went out and bought stuff to give myself a manicure and pedicure and basically pampered myself today and I feel much better. I'm attaching the photo (I hope it works!).....I'm squinting because the sun was right in my eyes. The stage lights and stage makeup will be a huge help....I'll look much better. So, all in all, I'm not too disappointed. My boobs are a bit saggy, but I can fix that by shortening the straps some. I will also have a necklace that covers up some of the bareness up top, and some fringe hanging from the middle of the bra to cover some of my tummy. I will definitely wear my bangs down.....I hate how big my forehead is!

So, you other belly dancers out there.......whatdya think? It only took me 3 MONTHS to bead the whole thing!!! Of course, if I bought it I'd have paid about $350 for it!

Oh, and Jaymie.....EAT SOMETHING FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!! :lol: Your body thinks it's starving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Later babes,

05-12-2004, 08:54 PM
A big wolf whistle from Canada Jules ;) :D you look great in it :)

Another 4pt day for me :cheer: and i've had ice cream twice today :lol: how did i manage that? :joker: Seriously, i did have a little ice cream with fruit for after my lunch and i've been to the mall this afternoon and i bought some Haagen Daz Vanilla & Almond Choc Bars :T :T (my faves) so i've had one of them too ;) a treat for being such an :angel: i've added up the damage and i'm still OP but the fat count is a little higher than i would like it to be :shrug: but i don't care cos i deserve it :D i walked 3mls today too.

05-12-2004, 09:42 PM
:wave: Hi everyone.. I'm back!! :wave:

Guess what!! :bb: acting bad!! LOL She hates for me to be on the computer!!! :comp: Why is that I wonder?? After all the days I watch
Dora the Explorer?!?! :dunno:

Mirabelly- LMAO :lol3: :lol3: @ Oh, and Jaymie.....EAT SOMETHING FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!! Your body thinks it's starving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:love: You look great! What are you talking about chickie..? Hey you did that all by yourself?!?!? WOW :cp: I'dda been the dummy paying 350!! :lol:

Cat90- Go chickie Go! :encore: Can I have some ice cream? :lol:

Ok, I'll get you all names together soon, not good with names unless you tell me!!! :lol: Bad huh?

Well home alone tonight with the kids, let the hubby go out with his coworkers tonight. :( Nah fine with me! I've been acting bad anyway...Darn that ebay!!! :rollpin: :rollpin: Darn Darn Darn!!!! I'm a bad girl! Not going back on there anymore!!!! LOL

Well I think I tried to eat more protein today...exept for breakfast lol

B- Bagel with low fat butter and s/f jelly
L- Lean Michelina Spaghetti, Apple
D- Healthy Choice Creamy chicken herb

I know it's not a lot, but i tried!! I baked me some catfish to eat with some salad and green beans... but I just can't eat it!! Plus too tired! I did all of my exercises and drank my water. So I do I get 4 pts today? Ok, except for my crummy attitude this morning!! Hope so!

Well gonna go now and bother someone else!! :lol: Talk with yaw'l later!!!!


05-13-2004, 07:17 AM
THURSDAY: Today is Time for Us Thursday. Do something good for yourself today.

Check in later ladies

Faye ;)

05-13-2004, 10:15 AM
Hey All ...

Julie - First off, you look great!!!!! I would go out there with confidence....I love the outfit, you did such a great job on it, good luck with the show!!!

Cat - Great job on your exercise, you always do so well on that....I will try and take your example and exercise more...

Susan - Do not worry about the scale, you can get it back down again once you start trying ... today is another day :)

Faye - Will keep the Berg family in my prayers, that is just awful.

Well I did start my TOM this morning so I am sitting here with cramps and I am not a "happy cramper", ha :lol:
Have a good day everyone !!!

05-13-2004, 10:25 AM

Thanks for all the compliments on the costume......I feel much better with some honest opinions (If you were lying......don't tell me, I don't want to know :lol: ) I just realised that I usually make a costume to fit me and then after the show it's too big and I have to sell it. BUT this time, I can look forward to wearing it when I'm thinner and I'll look AMAZING in it on Labor Day (our next show)

Jaymie, might I make a suggestion about your food? Of course I's my post! :lol3: :lol: Learn to cook, woman!! Those frozen dinners are CRAP! They are full of sodium/chemicals, overpriced, and not enough food to keep a hampster happy!! Since you're not working, you can probably use the extra money you would save not buying those things and you can make a nice nutritient dense meal that you feel good about eating. You'll get enough calories and I bet you'll feel better. There are tons of great recipes on this site and others (I love 30 minute meals on ) just have to browse for awhile. My mom used to go to Diet Center back in the 80's (are they even still around?)....she always lost weight because they stressed eating REAL food, not processed junk. When they process food, they take everything good out of it and then they have to "fortify" it by putting chemicals back in. EEEWWWWWW........ :lol:

Seriously, cooking doesn't have to be scary or hard......(and maybe you are a gourmet cook, and just have eaten frozen meals the days you posted) The best thing you can do for yourself and your family is to feed it well!

Ok, off my :soap:

Today's my last "free" day to work on costumes.....I have to set up and do dress rehearsal all day/night tomorrow. I'll be at the theater from 10 am until about midnight!!! So, I gotta git.......

Later babes,

Amanda Panda
05-13-2004, 10:49 AM
Hi all!

I'm not feeling too well today - but I just had to pop in to say to Julie - You look lovely in your outfit! Really, you have nothing to worry about! I remember you posting a picture of yourself a while back, and I can really tell you have lost weight. Don't let the old demons start belittling how far you have come :devil: - you really do look beautiful! (The costume is gorgeous aswell!)

Take care all!

Love Amanda xxx

05-13-2004, 11:37 AM
Hi everyone! I know I said I wasnt going to post in the mornings but I thought this had to be better than watching Dora.....again!!!! :dizzy:
Boy I could just strangle her sometimes!!! :lol:

Mirabelly- Ok, why do i feel like I"m talking back?!?! ;) But anyway, :) Believe it or not... I cook everyday or at least every other day for my family, but they dont eat the healthy stuff, or my husband don't anyway. Sometimes I cook meals for me, but I dont have time to fix my own meal all the time. I also end of throwing most of it away because I dont know how to cook for one person yet! But I bought a food scale and so forth to measure my food when I do cook, but I'm just too busy or tired so I just slap one in the's either that or not eat at all!!! I'm not knocking anything you are telling me, so I dont want you to think that at all.... just explaining myself! My kids take up my 3/4 of my time, and my hubby gets what's left over... Me even exercising and buying my own foods and etc is a major step for me....My hubby was cool about it though....wish I would have known that before. Last night I baked me some catfish and I will probably eat that for dinner. I'm gonna try to do better, but I swear 7:00 p.m. I'm pooped!! :lol:
I'm gonna go to that website and print me out a couple of recipes... thanks!

Satine- I hate my TOM!!! Just left... unfortunately I've graduated to headaches now instead of cramps :fr: SUCKS I wish my cramps would come back....I think!! :?:

Now, what the heck can I do for myself today for "Time for Us Thursday" Ok... I think I did that right?!?! Probably exercise. That's the only thing I can do for myself today... because I gotta run errands and my daughter will probably fall asleep in the car and that will be her nap. Oh and eat a "cooked" meal!!! *clears throat and looks at Mirabelly*. Maybe buy me something from the store... I doubt it though!! Too much ebay already!!! Well you guys, I better get going while Blues Clues is on because when Dora comes back on it's over for me..

Bye Everybody!

05-13-2004, 12:18 PM
Julie: You look MAHHHHHVELOUS, girl! The outfit is beautiful and you did a beautiful job on it and are doing a beautiful job on yourself, I might add.

Jaymi: My dh had a serious heart attack last november and because of that I had to learn to cook regular food in a lowfat way. I have learned to cook everything from "fried" chicken and chicken fried steak to rolled tacos without using oil. Anything you would like, I probably have and you CAN adjust what your family eats and make it lowfat for you and NO ONE will even know it, I promise. For instance, I take skinless boneless chicken breasts, roll them in lowfat buttermilk with a few drops of hot sauce (does not make it HOT) and then in a combo of crushed corn flakes and flour. I spray a baking sheet with Pam, put the breasts in and spray the top of the breasts with Pam. Cook one side for 20 minutes, turn them over and spray pam on the other side and cook for another 20 minutes and they really are delicious. Believe me, my dh was a fat lover's dream. He ate fried everything and now I rarely use oil at all. Let me know if there is anything I can hunt up for you.

Well, we got that darned china cabinet moved to the top of the stairs and I moved all my china back into it this morning and dragged all the pictures that sat on it up and set them up. I now need to hang all the family pics that were on the walls in the dining room into the stairwell and start painting the dining room. We still have to unload the pantry and move it away from the wall so we can wallpaper, but we are leaving it until last because it weighs a ton even empty. I did my exercise and am going back to setting up a menu for myself everyday BEFORE I eat anything and going to try and follow that and see if it helps. This may just be hormonal and since my tom is ending may stop as I have had it do before, but man I seem to be hungry all the time the last couple weeks.

Well, I need to get back to work I guess.

Carri: Did you get the gift card? Hope you get to feeling better. Cramps are the PITS!

Amanda: Hope you feel better soon too!

Cat: You are doing such a spectacular job it won't be long until you are at goal and won't that be terrific.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Only when you have learned to love yourself, can others love you.

TODAY'S TIP: If you are tired of regular water, try a slice of lemon or lime to refresh it. Mint is good too.
Faye :)

05-13-2004, 12:24 PM
Faye - Yes I did get the gift card, thank you. I have not spent it yet, I am eyeing this dress that is on sale at Kohls, once it gets hot I like to wear summer dresses with sandals to work, more comfortable. Of course I can buy in a smaller size :)
I thought it was wierd that the envelope was just addressed to "Carri" and then I thought "hey, I have never given her my last name", ha ha
I will let you all know what I buy - and question since I one this last time does that mean I am out for this one? It doesnt matter to me, will still be trying my hardest anyway...later all....I have some bad cramps right now, thank God I am going home half day today....

05-13-2004, 01:55 PM
Carri: NOPE you are eligible for this quarter too. The only one not eligible is Julie since she is buying the next card.

I found a good lowfat meatball recipe I am going to try with the spaghetti I am fixining tonight. I only buy ground sirloin anymore so that really cuts the fat out of stuff and these are only 72 cal for 3 one once meatballs, which isn't too bad.

I finished up hanging those darn pictures, but it is pouring rain here and I am afraid the walls won't dry too well so I am foregoing starting the painting. We have a festival called Memphis in May every year that last the whole month and the first week is this huge music festival and it poured down rain the whole weekend so it was mud city for that and today through SATURDAY is the BBQ contest, which is pretty famous and they are getting drowned in that too now. I refuse to go down there because they charge $10 per person and that is just to walk through the gate. You have to pay to sample the people's bbq entries anywhere from $5 for like one sample to $50 to sample them all. I need to get off and shut down we are having major lightening and thunder.

Faye :)

05-13-2004, 06:47 PM
Hi Ladies,

:lol: @ Carri "not a happy cramper" :rofl:

Thunder and Lightening :?: we rarely get anything like that here :dunno: i don't mind the odd storm but i can't remember what YEAR the last one was :lol:

Will be another 4pt day here for me :cheer: its amazing how getting a job where you have to wear pants with your backside on view :o (no, i don't mean those chaps :lol: shirt must be tucked in) can motivate a girl :lol3: wish i'd got the job years ago ;)

Need to get in the garden and plant while the sun shines :sunny: BBL

05-13-2004, 07:14 PM
Ok chickies... now I'm really upset, so yaw'l will have to excuse me for a minute...

I hate AOL, this :censored: computer gets on my :censored: nerves and I could just burn and trash the whole :censored: thing!!!!! WHOOOOO :mad:

Ok, sorry about that! I just spent a whole 15 minutes typing my post and you know what happens... AOL just cuts off and I lost everything!!!! I swear, why does this only happen to me?!? Plus my daughter is making me CRAZY!!!! :faint: :rollpin: :crazy: I swear she has my throat sore from yelling at her and you know what she does? :lol: That is sooo not cool!!!

Guess what everyone, I was in a great mood before this stupid computer made me mad... now my hubby is going to come home and have a fit because I'm on here... But that's ok.. I'm going to be nice just for you guys so you won't think I'm a bad person, or a whiny baby, or oscar the grouch!

Ok Faye, You want to help me? Make my husband eat right!!!! :lol: Boy I've tried to get him to eat healthy!! The only time I can get him to eat chicken is the way I'm doing it today, smothered with gravy lol. I tried to sneak a turkey sausage link on him the other day... he ate it but he looked like this: :tied: My dad is obese and is a diabetic among other things, and so is my mom. But my dad is the one who taught me how to cook healthier. I would cook healthier for my son when it was just me and him. Hamburger helper with turkey groundmeat, same with Spaghetti and other things, but my husband won't allow it. But oh well, he's friggin skinny anyway, that scarecrow :lol: But I'll take some of your recipes though.. Maybe he'll come around!

Ok today was a 4 pt day for me! :encore:

:hun: Here is my effort for eating more protein and food:

B- Turkey saus link, 1 sl wheat bread, f/f mayo
L- Salsberry steak w/mashed potatoes (lean michelinas) *hide from Mirabelly*
S- Apple
D- 4 oz Catfish filet with green beans and salad

:tread: My exercise was:
45 Min Denise Austin
60 Min Treadmill
300 crunches
15 (girl) pushups
a couple of other exercises that I dont know the name of so I make them up!

Well, Saturday is Weigh in, pretty nervous! :crossed: But at least I'll know something is wrong if I gain!!! Hopefully :tread: + :strong: = :goodscale

I wanna try to get to know everybody better, especially not complaining all the time.. that gets annoying I know!! LOL But I think I got it licked for now! I can't remember if I wrote anything else but oh well this is good. I will try to get names together too.. not too good at remembering, still havent read all of the profiles Faye posted for me.... Didnt seem like that many people were on here!!! LOL They are running from me!! Be afraid.. be very afraid!!!

Oh well Satine & Amanda - hope you both feel better!
Faye- spaghetti sounds...Yummy!!

I'm going to go now since I've typed everyone to sleep with all of this.. so I'll check back tomorrow!! Hope everybody have a good evening!!

05-14-2004, 06:49 AM
FRIDAY: Today is Fabulous Lbs Down Friday. How did you do this week?

Jaymi: My dh didn't like the turkey sausage either, but Jimmy Dean has a lite sausage that is a combo of turkey and pork and tastes the same and my dh likes it. I have found that you kind of have to ease into better eating for your family. Try making chicken the way I said and make the gravy from bouillon instead of fat or buy canned ff gravy. I wouldn't worry too much about your family, just make littl changes here and there and let them get used to them.

I will talk to everyone later.

Faye :)

05-14-2004, 08:34 AM
Morning Girlies!
Quick is my loooonnnnggg day of setting up the theater and helping 45 people through a dress rehearsal.....oh yeah, and dancing myself.

Since this seems to be "fix Jaymie's life" week :lol: I've been thinking about some of your posts and you sound soooo much like me a few years ago. I am a stay-at-home mom and ever since I had my first child, I put myself LAST. I thought that was what I was supposed to babies got all my attention, love and energy. Whatever was left went to my husband. I got SQuAT! I had no love left for myself. Let me tell you, THAT was what made me gain 100 pounds and sink into a decade long depression!!!!!! Over this past year, I have learned so much about myself and how to take care of my family better. I have stopped yelling at my kids, mostly :D That was what I hated about myself most was all the yelling.

Once I started taking care of ME FIRST, suddenly I had tons of energy and love to take care of my family. For the first time ever, I have a mostly clean house and car. My body is healthier than it has been in 10 years (and getting better all the time). My kids are happy. My husband is happy. Life is great! Oddly enough, part of my learning to do something for myself came a few years ago when dh "politely" suggested that I go find a dance class again. (ok, he practically threw me out the door.....) and NOW look at me! I'm in charge of the whole freakin' group. Sometimes I think he regrets it, because I put so much energy into my dance. But I know he was really worried about me being so depressed before.

SO.......EVERYONE can benefit from putting themselves first and then taking care of the family. You would think that is selfish behavior, but it's not. It's the only way you can effectively raise a happy family. When you ride on an airplane, they tell you to put the oxygen mask on YOU FIRST and then your child. Cuz if you're messed up, you can't help anyone.

Jaymie, I would have a talk with your husband about the fact that you want to change the family's diet to a healthy one. You should NOT have to cook multiple meals! Ask him to help you pick out recipes that he thinks look tasty. He's not going to like everything, and neither are you. Alot of the "diet" foods are just plain nasty! I gave up ff salad dressings and ff cheese a long time ago, cuz EEWWWWWWWW :p But you can eat healthier just by preparing things differently. Like Faye said, baby steps....change one thing at a time. A body gets used to tastes over time. I've come to LOVE Louis Rich turkey bacon, but any other brand is nasty.

If he won't help you, maybe HE needs to be the one making his own meals. You need to raise your baby with healthy habits or she will have to deal with all this crap just like you are.

Sometime last year, someone posted the link to flylady's website, and THAT place changed my life! So, I'm gonna post it again in case anyone wants to check it out. Everything I've said here is on there, and much more.

Ok, I said this was going to be short, right?? I got no sleep last night worrying about the I've been thinking about all this stuff for hours. I'm going to try to practice what I preach today and NOT go overboard trying to help everyone else get ready. I'm going to concentrate on that I can be the confident calming presence that everyone thinks I am :lol3: :lol3: :dizzy:

One last thing JAYMIE>>>>>>> THANKS A BUNCH for the Dora comments:

That's been going through my head for DAYS! :lol: :lol:

Ok, I really gotta go now. Probably won't get time to post until Monday, so everybody have a great weekend. And think happy calm thoughts for me!

Later babes,

05-14-2004, 10:31 AM
Morning Everyone ...

Julie, Julie - GOOD LUCK with the show, you will do great!!! :cb:

Jaymi - I am with Julie and Faye, you have to break them in easy, if you are trying to throw all this tasteless fat free stuff on him then no he will not go for it, you could learn alot from Faye on how to cook low fat and still keep the taste, so ask her for some recipes...I always choose the "lite" version over the "fat free", the ff they usually have to add alot of sugars or hidden things to make it taste somewhat decent...You will get a hang of it, sounds like you have a little stress going on in your life, take a deep breathe and relax
it all works out, life is good :flow1:

Of course right now my life isnt so good :lol: 2nd full day of TOM and cramps still killing me this morning ( Thanks for catching that joke CAT I guess we have the same corny sense of humor, ha ) ... and the a/c repairman was coming back this morning as he couldnt fix it all yesterday, but hey I got my health, great husband and family - so I will relax and get through this TOM and go on with a smile :hat:

Hope you all have a good one, check in later ... oh and p.s. no pounds down, again TOM!!!!

05-14-2004, 01:57 PM
Morning Ladies,

Jaymi, you don't eat very much at all do you? :lol: ONE sausage on ONE slice of bread ? i'm having a big fat omelette for brekky :T one egg, 3 egg whites and a load of ham in it with a slice of wholemeal toast :T :T yum-yum. How about something like that? Lots of protein there ;)

I've lost 3lbs this week :cheer: and i figured out this morning that if i can keep this up i'll be at goal for August :cloud9: just in time for my relatives to arrive :yikes: can't wait to see their faces when they get a hold of me :rofl:

05-14-2004, 02:14 PM
Cat: Weigh to go girl on the loss! :hat: :dance: :cb:

I am down 5 lbs this week. I was getting pretty depressed about it all, but I think it was hormonal and water.


Jaymi :bravo:
Cat :bravo:
Julie :bravo:
Faye :bravo:

Jaymi: Here are a couple recipes that your family would probaby like and are lowfat and really yummy. Just double or triple the casserole for your family size






Beef Stew

2 pounds extra lean beef stew meat
1 1/2 cups water
1 can Italian style stewed tomatoes
2 onions, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 package fat free beef bouillon
2 cups tomato juice
5 large potatoes, cubed
2 carrots, sliced
1/2 cup red wine
2 bay leaves
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup tomato juice
6 Tablespoons all purpose flour

1. Remove all visible fat from beef and cut into cubes.

2. In large skillet over high heat, cook beef cubes in water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour or until beef is tender, adding water to beef as needed.

3. Meanwhile, in large nonstick saucepan over high heat, combine next 11 ingredients, bring to boil; stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, cook uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. When vegetables are tender, remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.

4. In blender, combine tomato juice and flour, mix on high for 1 minute or until smooth.

5. Return vegetables to low heat, add cooked beef cubes and slowly stir in flour mixture. Stirring constantly, cook beef stew until sauce thickens.

6. Serve stew hot with salad and hot rolls. Makes 12 servings; Per serving: 205 Calories, 3.5 Fat Grams

I painted part of the dining room but it is going to have to take 2 coats to cover the tan that is in there currently so I know there isn't enough paint to do the three walls. SIGH! Gotta go and exercise!

Faye :)

05-14-2004, 06:26 PM
Faye - Those recipes sound good, I may try the chicken one, I love chiles..

Just wanted to check back in and wish everyone a good weekend since I probably wont check in until Monday....Stay OP, I know the weekends are the hardest !!! :D

05-14-2004, 06:30 PM
Hey everybody!!! Well I was going to tell yaw'l about my day but..... :o Now I'm too embarrassed!!! :lol:

Well my weigh day is tomorrow, but I guess...after tomorrow, I will have to switch it to Fridays. So I will let you know tomorrow...

Faye- Wow 5 lbs!!! :cp: Amazing!! I'm just hoping to lose 1 LOL I copied and pasted your recipes. Tried to print them but this computer is :censored: Don't get me started with that! I usually retire myself on Sat and Sun, but I might try one of the recipes this weekend.

Cat90- (still dont know your name!!) Yipee 3 lbs!! :dancer: Dang... what kind of exercises are you doing again?!?! Your breakfast waters my mouth...but I doubt I can get it all down. No I really don't eat a lot at once....anymore. That was a big part of my problem, portions. I used to have 2 real sausages with 2 slices of white bread with real mayo all over it..and still could eat more... Let's not even go to pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, grits.... :blah:
Ok, don't laugh, but I have yet to master the technique to cooking an omlette!! I do eat eggs though like today, but its the egg beaters (store brand)

Satine- (dont know your name either) :lol: Sorry to hear about the cramps....they really suck...sometimes I wish we didnt have to have a TOM unless we felt like it. :smug:

Mirabelly- Ok, now you should be a bellydancer/comedian!!! :lol3: Man you are too funny, :rofl: @ Since this seems to be "fix Jaymie's life" week) Well you hit the nail on the head...( i think that's right?) But anyway, Depression has been haunting since before we were married, but it didnt appear fully until we first got married. I had to quit my job and move to this new city 3 hrs away from home and sit in the house with my son. Not that I can really call this place a city, because there was absolutely nothing in it but trees, coyotes and deer. Then to top it all off, we moved in a trailer...not one of those fancy ones you see on tv either. I was living in a 2 bedroom house before this...then all that plus still being upset about my miscarriage. I was depressed to the point of actually being sick. I just stayed in the bed all day until my son asked me to do something. Then right before my husband got home I would cook ,straighten up, feed him and my son, and get right back in the bed...Man...that was hard. But believe it or bad as a situation that it sounds like I'm in....I'm improving..big time!!! Kinda scary aint it!!! :yikes:

OK, so now I'm embarrassed.... it has been like fix Jaymi's life next week....hopefully a newbie will come along so you can fix theirs!!! :rofl:

Oh, and sorry about that, but Dora is on...right now!!! I just gave in and put it on....Now she's sitting there like a statue. I swear... she could speak spanish and say backpack and map... before she could say anything else!!!

Question: What kind of exercises do you all do regularly?

Ok, 4 pt day for me, here is my second effort, since I've been getting nauseus (or however you spell it) I've added a (little) more:

B-egg, real saus link, 4 mini pancakes w lite syrup
L-Vegetable Stew w/Beef
S- 2 apples (@ diff times)
D- Prob 4 oz catfish, greenbeans and salad or cucumbers

45 min Denise Austin
60 min treadmill

Drank all of my water for the day

I try to do ab work everyother day, just looking for some lower body exercises that I can add on the oposite days.

Well, I guess I'll be going now, my hubby will be home soon so I better get off, he says I'm addicted to the internet if he sees me get on here dont feel like cussing him out today.. too much going on. I dont want to tell you all about that now, will wait until another day, so it wont be fix Jaymi's life week, it'll be.....something else.... :lol:

Bye Everyone, wish me luck for weigh in tomorrow!!!

05-14-2004, 09:19 PM
Greeting from the chickie that has to cross the road too much!

Work has been so busy this week. I wish that I would have had the enegry to keep up and post more this week but from some reason my batteries needed charging.

Julie, you look AWESOME!

I lost I lost I lost. I am down 3lbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah for me. Gotta run time is short.

05-14-2004, 09:44 PM
Hi all

I'm actually down about 2 pounds! NO CLUE how I did it...but TOM just ended so....
Been so busy and tired, so I've not been able to check in too often.

I just talked to one of my best friends from high school, he's on a long road trip and wanted to call people to keep himself awake...kind of bittersweet...Great to talk to him...but it just reminds me how much I miss him.

Congrats on all the losses

05-15-2004, 08:32 AM