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09-11-2004, 03:42 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





09-11-2004, 03:46 AM
SATURDAY: Today is Sunny Thoughts Saturday. Can you make us smile or laugh today?

Amanda: I put your pts and wt loss with the others on yesterday's thread.

I just want to say how proud I am of this group. We are losing lbs and staying on track. It is always good to see not just that lbs are being lost, but that you ladies are taking seriously your program and all the rest. Let's keep up the good work and get this nasty stuff off of us once and for all.

talk to you later in the morning

Faye :)

09-11-2004, 08:04 AM
Morning everyone!

It is amazing what a good nights rest can do for you. This is one of the few Saturdays that I can remember in over a year that I didn't have to get up and be at work before 3 am. I hope that everyone will have a wonderful sunny day!


09-11-2004, 08:08 AM

I got myself a little delima here I have found out last night that one of my friends has fixed my up for a blind date tonight. While I do appericate this I made plans, sorta with Richard and Corey for tonight. Part of me thinks that I should go on and go out but then again I do know that since we have divorced Richard and I get along so much better. I know part of it is because he lives about 30 mins away and some of it is that he has finally accepted that I am a mommy first. It is so funny how men get so upset when a child is put before them. OK any help will be greatly appericated.



09-11-2004, 01:38 PM
Morning Beautifuls... barely but still 4 points for yesterday. Sandy... are u looking for someone to go out with?? Maybe u should go and see, u may have fun... and if you and richard get along better now... u know that he will be there as your friend right?? or do u want more than that from him... and please dont think i am being nosy... thses are just questions for u to ask your self.,.. lol i dont need an! Follow your instincts... the dont steer you wrong.
WTG Amanda... on the loss and the volunteer work... i am wanting to do some volunteer stuff here as well. Theres a womens shelter here that i donate stuff too and they have asked if i would like to volunteer my time as well... i think it would be very rewarding... and fun as well.
I am going shopping today to get some good tuna steaks... i have a and since our neighbor is leaving tuesday for overseas i want to make a nice dinner for all of us. so steaks and utuna steaks on the grill... salad.. and some roasted veggies. A nice bottle of wine and we are all set. anybody else care to join us??? LOL I love cooking for others...
I hope u all have a fantastic day... rmember to take care of u.. love to u all

09-11-2004, 05:50 PM

SandyB :bravo:
Faye :bravo:

SandyG Ok the old married budinsky is going to put in my two cents. IF Corey knows you have plans then I believe it is best to go out with he and his dad. Personally, it is pretty cheeky for a friend to make plans for you without consulting you first and doing it at the last minute. I know it is nice to meet new people, but on the other hand it is not fair to you to be backed into a corner this way. Also, I am assuming this is for Corey's BD so that is most important I think. Just my opinion and besides, can't the blind date be rescheduled instead of your night with your son? If not, he may not be such a catch!

Julie: Bought the cookbook and haven't used it yet but it has great recipes though a couple of them kind of turned my stomach. From a lady who is German and grew up eating German food, try the saurbraten! It has the same ingredients as my grandma's so I am sure it is tasty.

have a great weekend ladies

Faye :)

09-11-2004, 06:34 PM
Hi ladies! I have been sooooo busy and overwhelmed that I haven't been able to post but I have been reading your posts in the a.m. when I am on the treadmill! :tread: Short of the long is . . .:soap:
1. dh is in germany for 6 weeks and we talk at 1:30 a.m. my time most nights (which = less sleep). :tired:
2. dd started high school and has to be at bus stop at 6:30 a.m. (which = less sleep) :tired:
3. had a major project for work that was keeping me there late and working through lunch (no one was helping me!)
4. best girl moving to Atlanta - spending many nights to the wee hours helping her (which = less sleep). :tired:
5. my van has brake problems, so I drove dh's cobra and ran up on a concrete stop sign post at grocery store and added another set of scratches - then took my van to the dealer and they want $800 for brakes!
6. mom's best friend and my dd's godmother is failing from cancer.
7. had a total murphy's law day on Friday for about 12 hours straight!

I am restbroken and a little stressed - thank goodness i have God and my landmark education - He gives me my spiritual fortitude and landmark gives me my counter actions! Life is good and I am grateful for what I have and what I can do. I survived the week and I just attended a 4 -hour landmark event that is occurring all over the world called "Causing the Miraculous." It was great!:D

I have enjoyed reading your posts - will respond later this weekend to some of personally. For now Faye, I am sorry I missed checking in for the start of the quarter. If I am still eligible to join - my weight at the start was 227. I down only 1.5 lbs today but that is better than gaining especially given that I haven't been eating, drinking, and sleeping regularly. 3 pointing most of the week due to exercise and staying on plan - but drinking and sleeping is not good. I know you know, Faye, even though we don't get points for it, how important sleep factors into our metabolism and weight loss issues.

Fabulous job to all on your weight losses this week!:bravo:

mscat816 239/225.5/140

09-11-2004, 09:27 PM
MsCat: Just wanted to let you know I stuck your beginning weight in on our challenge spreadsheet so you are ready to go! Good job on the 2 lbs btw.

Everyone have a great night. See you tomorrow


09-12-2004, 07:23 AM
SUNDAY: Today is Silly Poll Sunday and our silly poll this week is what is your favorite color? Do you wear it a lot?

Morning ladies. I like all shades of purple and I like yellow the best and they both look pretty good on me. I don't like brown and looks like brown and orange is the fall fashion colors so we are all going to look like pumpkins this season I guess! :lol:

check in later

Faye :)

09-12-2004, 10:18 AM
GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFULS... 4 points for yesterday. I think i need a cup of coffee this morning... kids were up b4 7am... its sunday!! obviously they dont As for the silly poll... i love white, pale blue and pink... i wear them alot. white tshirt or mans shirt most everyday... and i bought a few of the oversized mens dress shirts that i love to just throw on over my tshirt. I agree with u Faye... not a fan of brown... i do like orange
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day today... looks like its going to be a nice one here... remember to take care of to everyone...

Amanda Panda
09-12-2004, 01:22 PM
Hi all!

I got 2 points yesterday - went a bit off plan with my eating, but not too bad! This was the first week that I went swimming 3 times - I'm really pleased that I have managed to gradually build it up from once a week to 3 times a week. I actually wasn't in the mood to go yesterday, as I felt really tired, but I knew I'd regret it if I didn't go, so I just got on with it and went and felt much better for it.

My favourite colour (at the moment) is baby blue - I used to love purple, and all I wore was black and purple, but now I am trying out new colours. Like Sandy, I love pale blues and pinks and white - but if I'm having a 'fat day', I'll stick to the darker colours! ;)

Wow - we had some great losses this week!

MsCat - I hope you are able to catch up on your sleep soon! 6 weeks away from your husband is a long time - I bet you miss him! I'm glad your little accident in the van wasn't too serious and you weren't hurt.

Sandy G - Any decisions about the 'blind date' yet? I think I agree with Faye - it's a little thoughtless of your friend to make plans for you without checking with you, especially on Corey's birthday weekend. I'm sure her heart was in the right place - the question is, do you want to start dating?

Susan - well done for using the dumbells - that will really define your arms. I've got a couple here at home and am thinking of doing a bit of a workout with them later.

Faye - Well done on losing 10lb. Keep at it and keep your eyes on the prize! - we can do this!

Carri, Julie, Sandy B, Dorothy - have a great day!

Love Amanda x

09-12-2004, 05:43 PM
Hi Lovely Ladies:

I am chatting with my dh in germany while watching the football games and our fantasy football stats. What a wonderful thing the internet is. :D

Amanda - thanks for the thoughts - I felt good this a.m. but around 3 I started to feel fatique again. I had some :coffee: because I have to meet Tay's father in Ohio (about a two hour drive) to pick her up from her visit! BTW it was my husband's cobra I scratched up - I wish it was my van. The van needs a brake job but I ain't paying the dealership $800 for that!

Sandy G - I agree that plans with Corey and his father superceed. You might want to tell your friend you appreciate her thoughts and to keep you informed of any other opportunities for you to meet new people so you can schedule around the number one man in your life - Corey.

My favorite color is blue - but I have so much yellow in my skin I can't always wear certain shades. I don't like brown but I look great in that of course! :lol: My husband and I both like black so I am trying to put splashes of color in our home to counteract the black furniture - hence the red valances I am making with hand stenciled black chinese characters!

Have a great Sunday :wave:- mscat 239/225.5/140

09-12-2004, 06:53 PM

SandyB :bravo:
Faye :bravo:
Amanda :dancer:

We are having thunder storms so I need to get off. Just wanted to post points for yesterday

Faye :)

09-13-2004, 07:28 AM
MONDAY: Today is Mission Monday and our Mission this week is staying OP. Let's commit this week to being OP all week even if we can't get 4pts everyday.

later girls

Faye :)

09-13-2004, 08:46 AM
Morning Lovelies!

Quickie post...gotta get the kids to school. Lots of exercise this weekend, but totally BAD BAD choices with food. Makes this Monday's mission perfect for me. I'm needing to set goals I can achieve for a morale

This week I WILL:
Stay OP 5 days, exercise 4 days, write 8,000 words in my book.

I've been keeping to my promise of writing every school day really well, but there's been alot of 1/2 days and vacation days the past 2 weeks. They like to ease the kids into a full week. This is a full week, though, and I want to build up to writing 2,000 words a day. I've been writing 1,000 pretty easily, so with Saturday as a backup day I should be able to meet the 8,000.

Sounds like everyone is doing great! I've been eyeing that saurbraten recipe, Faye, except I'm not so sure about the gingersnaps....

Gotta fly, kids are in the van.
Be back later,

09-13-2004, 12:17 PM
Hello BEAUTIFULS!!!!! Another 4pointer yesterday...The cookout went fabulously... and the steaks were just to die for. Not a prob staying op yesterday... the tuna steaks turned out just as nice as the ribeyes. I even passed up cheesecake for dessert. its still in the fridge... i will let my daughter have it when she gets home from school. I am feeling the rearrageing bug again... i just cant seem to find a way to put my living room that i can live with for longer than 2-3 weeks... And for me that very I love my new couch... but its huge... so it limits where i can put it. I will most likely finish here and start playing around with the furniture oh well... its excellent exercise! I agree and will stay op this week. and do my best to get in my exercise... its hard when u cant wear a shoe but i have lots of options lately. I hope you ladies have a fantabulous day today... remember to take care of U... lvoe to u all

Amanda Panda
09-13-2004, 03:26 PM
Hi Ladies,

I managed to scrape a 3 pointer yesterday , but believe me I very nearly went over my calorie allowance! I've been feeling a little down over the past few days, and have found myself comfort eating. So far, I have managed to keep within my calorie allowance (just) but it has not been easy. I was shopping in town today and all around me was temptation -pastries, full fat sandwiches, pies... everything is geared towards unhealthy eating isn't it? I did my best to resist, but i did buy 2 crusty white rolls and some Brie :o - but I should be able to factor them into my diet without going over my cals - I hope so cause I've already eaten them!! :rofl:

I'm trying to remain disciplined during this low mood - I'm so happy that I've lost 7lb (my first half stone we call it here in the UK), and I don't want to blow all my hard work.

Anyway, have a nice evening

Love Amanda x

09-13-2004, 08:57 PM

Amanda :cp:
SandyB :bravo:
Me :dancer:

Amanda Keep focusing on the lbs lost so you will stay OP. I know you can overcome this! Keep as busy as you possibly can!

Julie: I think the main thing with the gingersnaps is the flavor they add. Grandma crushed her and they disolved in the "sauce"

Gotta go we have thunderboomers again tonight.

Oh, Jack raised the roof because the car is not done and so they are payin for us a rental until it is done. They can't match the paint color!

Faye :)

09-14-2004, 07:44 AM
TUESDAY: Today is Target Tuesday and our target this week is reasons for losing weight. To benefit fully from the hard work you are doing, make sure you kNOW the reason you are losing weight, not to impress someone, because your spouse or boyfriend wants it, because someone makes fun of you, etc. You should be losing weight because you want to improve your health AND because it is what YOU want for YOURSELF. Let's make sure that our reasons are the right ones or we won't be happy with the results.

later girls

Faye :)

09-14-2004, 08:16 AM
GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFULS... I agree Faye... has to be the right reason... otherwise its not going to work. Well, another 4 pointer yesterday... got my exercise in by rearranging the furniture... i like the way it looks... nice... airry... and Well i am pmsing badly... and i realized that id forgotten to take my celexa for the past 2 days... i call that my crazy but its not a good thing... i can feel the "edge" so to speak... so i took it this morning and hopefully today will go smoothly. I am not my usual happy self and i cant stand that... but today will be better.
For dinner last night i made spaghetti squash chicken alfredo... it turned out rather well... i like it and so did hubby... even my youngest did... the other 2 wanted real oh well ... i tried and i did make them at least taste it... thats my rule.... u dont have to eat all of it... but u do have to try it. I have to find some recipies that the whole family will enjoy... guess that will be my mission for the day... lol
Hope all you ladies have a fantastic day... remember to take care of U... If you would keep my friends Jim and Cindy and tehir 3 boys in your thoughts and prayers today... he leaves for Kuwait today... and i know its going to be hard on them all... thanks you guys... love to u all

09-14-2004, 09:45 AM
Morning Lovelies!

3 points for me yesterday......stayed op and exercised, but forgot the water :(

Not much going on here. It's a lovely fall day, started out around 40 when I woke up but is going to warm to about 65. My kind of weather! I started gathering kindling from the woods out back of my favorite fall activities. It gets me outside in the sunshine, is exercise but not too strenuous, and it's a job that really HAS to be done.

SandyB--You are on FIRE with those 4 pointers girl! Way to GO!!!!

Speaking of WTG--Yesterday I filled up my car after dance class and the guy inside said "You get a free candybar with every fillup". Without even thinking, I said "No thanks, give 2 to the next guy." That was pretty cool.

Faye--glad you're getting a rental for the week. I hate being without a car! I can't believe they can't match a paint color........they do all that by computer!

Well, guess I gotta get's time to write!

Everybody have a fabulous day!

09-14-2004, 12:48 PM

Julie :cp:
SandyB :bravo:
Faye :dancer: (think I went over on fat so didn't give myself OP pts)

Carri: you buried under paint cans, honey? We missed you yesterday.

Julie: Let's see one of the paint problems is what the insurance company wants them to use and it just does not match up. On top of that, they have to paint not only the grill and bumper, but the hood, sides, and part of the doors to blend it all in. We have a car that is a baby blue color and in the light if it is off just a smidge, you can tell so he said he doesn't give it back until it is perfect. As long as we have transpo and aren't paying I don't care how long it takes.

SandyB I will keep your friends in my prayers. been there and done that and know what the separation is like. My dh was in the Navy during the Vietnam War and it was ugly like the one we are in now. Luckily, he didn't have to serve in Vietnam, but had a couple things happen with a couple of the ships he served on that was scary (his ship was in Hiafa, Israel when they bombed the marine barracks there and his ship was the one that a couple of pilots were shot down way back when Quadafi was causing us problems)

I have my walk in, clothes laundered and put away, upstairs cleaned and I am getting ready to go downstairs and do my weight lifting stuff.

Have a great day. It is 85 and HUMID here.


Amanda Panda
09-14-2004, 03:25 PM
Hi girls,

I lost the plot a bit yesterday and didn't even journal what I ate at all! :o I'm back on track today though - I had to force myself to leave the house and go swimming, but I must say I'm glad I went as I feel better for it.

Julie - well done on passing up the choccie bar!

Must :angel:

Love Amanda x

09-14-2004, 10:51 PM
Evening all!

Sorry that I have been MIA for a few. Corey's birthday and then checking out places to move to. I have found a place it is much smaller than what I have now but it is in a really nice place and there is less traffic there. The only disadvantage is that I have to take Corey to school every day now. He isn't able to change school because he needs to be able to ride a bus to my mother's house the nights that I close but I think that we can live with that. As for the deal with my friend setting up those dates I went out with neither. Unfortantly Richard wasn't able to keep our plans he had a test to study for but Corey understood and believe it or not was sorta unhappy but knew that school was important to him. It is amazing how much better things are since we do live apart. As for dating others I think that I have decided to not to worry about that.

Faye, hope that you get your car back soon. I agree with Julie. Seems to me that somewhere someone is slacking. It is so true about loosing weight for you and not for someone else. It makes it easier if you are doing for you.

SandyB, I will pray for your friends. I hope that there is an end to this soon. As for your "crazy medcine" as you call starts to kick in soon.

Amanda, just think about what you have lost so far. I know that ifin you focus on you and your goals you will be able to accomplish this.

Havent had too many good days since Sat so heres to getting back on track.

Sunny thoughts

09-15-2004, 06:08 AM
WEDNESDAY: Today is Wednesday's Woes. Can we help you with anything? Just spout it out!

I had 4pt yesterday. Kind of squeaked it. I am not eating bad stuff but came close with my fat cal again.

I will check in later ladies, but may not be until this afternoon late as dd and I are going to be out with each other today.

faye :)

09-15-2004, 07:43 AM

So far I am doing so good staying OP this morning. Although fighting with this bullheaded boy to get dressed for school might get the best of me. Any ideas to get someone to get a move on to get dressed. Time to start taking away toys I guess. Usually if I write out a list and tell him he has to get these task done before a certain time he will but that isn't working. Other than that I am looking forward to a great day!

Here's to a day full of sunshine


09-15-2004, 08:53 AM
Morning girls,

3 points for me exercise GRRRRRRRR. Don't know what's wrong with me. I have figured out that since I've been going through this "midlife crisis" thing (since last fall) I've been using food as comfort and strength. I thought I was out of the woods and had life figured out again, but I've been turning to food more and more lately. Not usually bad foods, just way too much of it. Especially since I've committed to my writing....I'm nervous, really nervous about trying to write novels. I've written one complete one and several 1/2 way through....and darn near sold the first one. I've got over 20 published magazine articles, so I know the process. It's just that I've always pinned my hopes that "someday" I'll be a RAF (Rich and Famous) novelist. Now I've decided that someday needs to start NOW, and I'm afraid that if I fail I've got nothing left in the hopes and dreams department. Goofy huh?

SO, I have to find some other way to cope with the nervousness besides food. I will. I know. It just all takes so much time to figure out.

Faye, hope you have a great day with your daughter

Sandy, have you tried having your son pick out his clothes the night before and making him get dressed before he comes down for breakfast?

Amanda, WTG on getting yourself out swimming!

Ok, gotta git now...........everyone have a super day!


09-15-2004, 09:28 AM
GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFULS.... Only 3 points points yesterday... no exercise... i was really out of it yesterday. TOM so that explains it i guess... and its been dreary and rainy... today will be as well... but... once i get everyone off to work and school i will do my yoga...that will make me feel better... i know it.
Sandy... i tell my boys when they start that i m not getting dressed stuff... that they can go to school in there pajamas then. They look at me like i am crazy... I do like Julies idea... altho having one myself that i got thru this with every morning he may or may not decide to stubborn little buggers eh?? LOL I am trying an earlier bedtime... so hes "up" earlier... so far its working.... but then again... that can change
Amanda... congrats on the swimming... see, u just keep making yourself go... thats a biggie hon... focus on the positives... and stay optomistic!
Julie... I had no idea about your writing... i so admire you for that... what a gift! I would love to read some of your writings... keep up with it and the RAF will come faster than u know.. i beleive it... so should u... u r an amazing woman and have it within u to make those dreams come true...
On that note... we are ALL amazing women... and have it within ourselves to make our dreams come true... we just need to beleive in ourselves... and have someone else who deoes and will tell us once in a while... to help us to remember.
Faye... you keep us all together here.. keep our hopes and dreams alive within us... we all do that for each other. I am so blessed to have found you ladies... my "friends" i am honored to be call you all my friends..,
Everyone have a fantabulous day... remember to take time for U... and my love to you all...
thanks for your prayers for my friends...


09-15-2004, 09:59 AM
Hi All,

I am new to the group and to 3FC's. I have been lurking around and reading some posts and I hope that I will find some support and fun here. I am 36 and married with 3 kids. I want to get healthy and this is the first time I have committed myself to losing the lbs. Wish me luck!

Are you all following a specific plan here? I am ready to challenge myself. I have just started a low fat/low cal diet. Doing it the old fashioned way for now. I tried Atkins before and while I lost some weight I felt sick and had no energy! Of course the minute I went off the wt came back with a vengence.

09-15-2004, 10:47 AM
Cheryn: Welcome welcome welcome to our group. We are always happy to have new members! These are great ladies and we have everything from college girls to grandmas (me, only). Everyone is on plans they can deal with so it is not like we are all WW or Atkins. I am on a fat and cal program myself so let me know if you need anything. You are welcome to join the challenge for this quarter, but you will not be eligible for the gift card until next quarter. For any info on pts etc, see the first post on the thread. It gives you everything you need to know. If you want to join the challenge, I need your beginning weight so I can put it in the spreadsheet. It ends Dec 31.

I need to vamoose as my dd is coming early. I just wanted to peek in. I will post this afternoon with pts and tell you how it went.

Faye :)

09-15-2004, 11:09 AM
Thanks for the welcome :wave: I am looking forward to the support, encouragement and challenges that will follow. My begining wt and current wt is 214. Soon I will figure out how to put that in my signature or wherever you all have it.

09-15-2004, 03:52 PM

Faye :bravo:
Julie :cp:
SandyB :cp:

FYI: I am going to start putting everyone's pts for the day all together no matter when you post them instead of doing it several times so be sure and look for them once a day from now on. For example, when Amanda posts her pts, I will edit this post and stick them up there with the rest instead putting them on a separate post.

Cheryn: is is pronounced Sharon? I stuck your weight stats on the spreadsheet so Jan 1 you will know how much you have lost in the 4 month period. As far as posting your stats at the bottom, go to the User CP and click on edit signature and then stick whatever you want in the box there to the right.

We had such a fabo day. I know you "oldies" know the problems with my dd and involving my grandson and what not and that things have been so strained and my dh and I have had no idea why. Anyway, she was wonderful, we are having lunch next week too and going the end of Oct to Nashville overnight and go shopping. She even volunteered to let us take T to the movies in Oct when that shark kids movie comes out and you know we haven't had him to ourselves in almost 2 years. I just hope when this thing with her brother happened she realized what she had done to the family and is trying to make it better. Thanks to those of you who prayed for her and I to get things right with us. I am thrilled to death even if we did go to Stone Cold creamery and get ice cream today. It was worth it!


09-15-2004, 06:44 PM
Hi, all ... just a quick pop in to say I am still here, just have been really sick with a bad flu bug since Saturday, have not been to work all week but am going back tomorrow, so I will post longer then...have a good day all !!!!

09-15-2004, 09:33 PM
It is indeed pronounced Sharon and in fact that is my real name. Cheryn has just been a long time almost nick name for me and usually isnt taken in forums.

09-16-2004, 07:19 AM
THURSDAY: Today is Time for Us Thursday so be sure and give yourself some time today!

I will check back in a few hours ladies.

Faye :)

09-16-2004, 07:39 AM
Morning I think.

Only pts for water and exercise yesterday. There was an openhouse at Corey's school yesterday evening, and with no time to cook before it I ended up eating what was there. The good thing was that I did not give in to the cookies and cakes that was calling my name. So that is the good part.

Welcome to you Cheryn! This is a wonderful place and I know that you will love it here.

As to the deal with my lil bullheaded boy, yes I have laid out his cloths the night before and he does dress before he eats. However, with the ADHD there are many days that no matter it is hard getting him ready. His bedtime is 9 pm but lately I have been enforcing a 830 bedtime. I get him up at 6 am and meds are the first thing that we do. I really hate the idea of getting im up at 530, guess that I am dreadign giving up any sleep for me.

Julie, I too had no idea about the writing. I am thrilled for you. I know that it is hard and that with time you will get that novel published. Just got a case of nose trouble here what type of mags have you had your articles published in?

Faye, glad to hear that you had a great day with your dd and T. If anyone deserves it you do.

Carri, hope that you get to feeling better soon. I guess that the bright side of the bug is that if you are like me you have lost more weight. LOL!

Going to get a move on catch everyone later.

Hugs to all

09-16-2004, 09:36 AM
Morning lovelies!

Finally! A 4 point day for me yesterday. :D It's so much easier for me on Mondays and Wednesdays when I have exercise already scheduled in. I'm gonna have to do something today though, if I'm gonna keep my 4 day exercising goal this week.

SandyB and Sandy--Thanks so much for the words of encouragement about my writing. :grouphug: They mean alot to me, really. Everyone should have dreams encouraged, but so few people do. It's sad really. We all are truly blessed to have each other here.

Faye--I'm so glad your daughter seems to be turning a corner! I know she tends to be cyclical with her emotions, so I hope this time the good feelings stick for good.

Carrie--Sorry to hear about your flu. Hope you're feeling better and are enjoying that new job! Congrats, by the way, I'm so happy for you. I know you were miserable where you were.

CHeryn--WELCOME to our little group! I think you'll find the group here very supportive and successful at helping everyone progress towards their goals.

Amanda--Missed you yesterday, must've been out swimming :D

Susan, Cat(s), everyone else.....Have a wonderful day!


09-16-2004, 10:19 AM
GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFULS!!!!! 4 points yesterday... helped my friend rearrange her living hauled chairs upstairs ... it was fun! And she is thrilled with her new room. Welcome to Cheryn... the women here are the best... filled with love,support and hope.
Faye... I am so glad all went well yesterday with u and dd. I agree as well that i hope it sticks... it would be so good for you all.
Julie... oh my friend... i am thrilled that i could help encourage u to keep at your dream... your right everyone needs that... and i have no problem helping out when i
Sandy... congrats on the no maybe this thing with Corey is a faze... or hes just having a hard time getting into the routine... hopefully it will all fall into place soon
Amanda... hope all is well with u over there...
Carrie... i hope u feel better soon... altho i agree with Sandy... weight!! Seriously tho... get well soon
EVeryone eles... hope all is well with you all... I have to get in the shower after my coffee... need ot pick up my dd form school at 10am... She went to camp yesterday.... and she was sooooooooo excited... i am anxious to find out how it went. :D
I will check back later... everyone have a fantabulous day... remember to take care of u... love to u all

09-16-2004, 11:20 AM
Four points for my first's always easy to start. It's the follow through thats tough. But there is that dress hanging in my closet I want to wear! Well, I am more determined than I ever have been before to get back to the svelt me I used to be!

What do you all do on Thursdays to take care of yourselves?

09-16-2004, 01:34 PM

Julie :bravo:
SandyB :bravo:
Cheryn :bravo:
Faye :dancer:
SandyG :dancer:
Carri :bravo:

Cheryn: I believe it is important for each of us to give ourselves special time so I set up Thursday for that day. It can be anything from a bubble bath, an hour alone with a book, a manicure, whatever, just some time to yourself. Most of these women, unlike I, have children that take up a lot of their time. I see you have three and know that you are probably always busy so you MUST give yourself some time and be good to yourself.

YEAH, the car will be done today and they even DETAILED it! They found a mechanical problem that will cost us about $150 but we just can't swing it right now. We have spent about $500 on rental cars and then $250 for the deductible that the insurance didn't cover. It will have to wait until payday next week. I will be so glad to get my big ole car back looking like new!

Well, I need to clean downstairs and this isn't getting it done. Well done on pts girls! Tomorrow is weigh in so I am keeping my fingers crossed for you all and me too!

Faye :)

09-16-2004, 05:15 PM
Afternoon all -
I had 4 points for yesterday, sick and all...I am back to work today, thanks for all of the well wishes...for those of you who said I may lose weight , you are wrong :lol: If anything I gained weight because I was too sick to cook and just took whatever my dh would buy and bring me ( pizza, McDonalds,
etc ) ... so I guess only tomorrows scales will tell, I am a little scared...but obviously yesterday I was back on track and ready to go...a little hungrier today than usual but I will get through it ...

Faye - Good news on the car front, glad to hear it has worked out ( too bad you had to pay some )...

Julie - Thanks for the congrats on the job, I did accept the position but I may not be able to start it for a few weeks, so I am still in my old miserable position for now...oh well, something to look foward to I guess :)

Cheryn - Welcome

Hi to All and have a great night....

09-17-2004, 01:32 AM

Just checking in real quick. Got in exercise and water and staying op wasnt there. Have been upset about the weather that is nearing us. Eventhough I have found a place to move to I can't move in just yet and I am worried that this porch my come off of the back and cause me some trouble before I move. GOing to try to sleep some will check in in the moring


09-17-2004, 07:45 AM
FRIDAY: Today is Fabulous Lbs DOwn Friday. How many did you lose this week, girls?????

My car is soooo pretty. They even cleaned the leather seats, steering wheel etc and it smelled so nice. They waxed it and hopefully it won't rain today and mess it all up already. Looks like a brand new car except for a couple spots on the rear bumper where the coating stuff has chipped a little and on the left passenger door where a shopper whacked it with their car and put a small dent in it.

I will be back later ladies

Faye :)

09-17-2004, 08:47 AM
Morning Ladies,
Hope all you hurricane-y folks are surviving ok. I got 2 points yesterday....water and exercise. Ate too many calories. I just can't seem to get it all together at once. I am still on track to meet my goals this week, though. 5 days op (I have 4) and 4 days of exercise (I have 3) and 8,000 words (I have nearly 5,000) that makes me happy.

Faye, glad you like the car....after all that hassle!

I have to git now....the mommy bus is leaving.


09-17-2004, 08:53 AM
Hi Lovely Ladies - been MIA again - rough week! I haven't been OP except for yesterday, - today was the first day I exercised, and I have been roughing it with the water. :( But today is another day, and the first day of the rest of my life.

Did have a chance to catch up on all your posts on the treadmill this a.m. Realized I can't TM for a full 20 minutes in the a.m. because my scalp perspires and then I can't do anything with my hair for work. :?: So I decided to stop after before that point and do a little banding or ab work.

Our sunroom is up! They have interior work to complete and then they will take out the wall that separates the living room. I am sooo exited. :D DH is still in Germany so I have been sending him pictorial updates since he is missing the build. He is going to the October fest today!

No pounds down - I am actually up 4 lbs - I am not upset about it because I know it is the result of inconsistent work over the past two weeks. So I will buckle down and make certain it doesn't happen again.

Faye - I am sooo happy you have your car back. I took mine to a crappy brake shop and they messed up my brakes. I am not happy. Took it to a more reputable shop and they said it wasn't dangerous and the brakes will adjust but will probably need to fixed again sooner than later.

Welcome Cheryn! This is a wonderful, supportive and fun group.

Sandy - It sounds like you are doing all the right things. I would encourage you to infuse your game idea into the morning. Also, for most kids (don't know if this is true for your guy) it often is better to offer something they want or like than to take something away. Looking forward to getting something, especially if it can be more immediate, like that morning is more motivating in encouraging the right behavior. Children are moved by immediate gratification as opposed to avoidance of the punishment. It can be as simple as a special breakfast treat, listening to his favorite tape in the car, stickers on a chart which results in a treat at the end of the week or mom doing the chicken dance, etc. Good luck.

:wave: Hello to everyone - you all are doing such a fantastic job. You move, touch, and inspire me.


09-17-2004, 09:47 AM

Guess that I should say soggy morning. Rain and more rain here. We are still under a flood watch and I really hope that we don't get what is expected here.

Mscat, thanks for the suggestion I will see what happens. I know that somewhere there is something out there that will work. I know that it is hard enough for him so maybe.....who knows thought.

Faye, you got your wheels. Watch out world here she comes!

No loss nor no gain this week so I am happy with that. Time to go shower and get ready for the day.


09-17-2004, 10:12 AM
Morning All !! It is Friday!!! And even though I just had a two day work week I am still so glad ( and tired ) ...boy being sick really zaps your energy...I still have quite a sore throat in the morning, can't wait to feel tip top again...I sure took health for granted :lol:

I got 4 points yesterday !!! Sad to say that I did not lost any this week but I did NOT gain!! And I thought I would with all of the take out earlier in the week when I was home sick...well the scale did say 188.2 last Friday and this morning it said 188.6 so I guess I am truly up .4 of a pound, but really what is that?????? :lol:

Sandy - I hope the house thing gets straightened out for you soon, take care.

Julie - 5 OP days this week is great ( I know you still have one more to go but you can do it ) !!!

Faye - Glad to hear about the car...don't you love when something actually works in your favor??? :lol: Did you have a big loss again this week? Last week was fantastic...

MSCat - Glad to hear from you...your sunroom is almost finished? That will be a great place to be for the fall...I hope to have one in our next home.

Amanda, Susan, Sandybrat, Cheryn, and anyone I missed, have a great day and if I do not check in later a "fabulous" weekend!! Hey I won't know what to do with myself since I won't have to spend the entire weekend working on the house!! Yes, we are finally done, except for tonight we have to mulch a couple of the beds in the front yard and plant some mums up near the I am just so stressed from trying to keep it clean 24-7, ugghhh!!

Later girls!

09-17-2004, 10:20 AM
GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFULS!!!! Happy Friday all! 4 points yesterday... but a pound up for the week. Altho, its TOM so i am not worried. I have to take my daughter to the doctor today... shes had a bug all week so i want to make sure its nothing serious. No plans for the day other than that. NO plans for the weekend yet either yet. Went to the library and got some books to read... so thats my plan for i love getting into a good book. I will check back later... everyone have a fab fab day... remember to take care of u... love to u all....

09-17-2004, 12:09 PM

Faye :bravo:
Carri :bravo:
SandyB :bravo:
Julie :dancer:
Cheryn :bravo:

THIS WEEK'S LBS DOWN: (girls we HAVE to work harder next week!)

Faye :goodscale :goodscale
Cheryn :goodscale :goodscale :goodscale :goodscale :goodscale :goodscale

If you haven't rented it, you HAVE to rent The Four Feathers. It is a really good movie.

I best go as I have some things to get done downstairs today cleaning wise. I have my walk and weights in today so that is good.

have a great day ladies!

Faye :)

09-17-2004, 12:11 PM
Yesterday it was hard to stay OP but I did it. I did not start out with the right types of food in my house so temptation was lurking in the cupboards. :devil:

I got four points yesterday.

I had to buy a new scale as mine died. So I dont know how much I am really down but the new scale is telling me I lost 6.5 lbs for the week. Hey, I'll take it even if it is a litttle off :lol:

I hope everyone has a great day, facing it with courage and strength!

God Bless!

09-17-2004, 11:14 PM
Today was still another stressful day. It seems as if there have been many of then this week. I am trying my best to take it all in stride. I have eat all day it seems and I am so hungrey. My body is wanting something and I have no idea what it is. Don't you all hate it when that happens? Congrats to the loosers this week!!!! Going to get got to rest so that I can rise and shine for the morning.


09-18-2004, 08:13 AM
SATURDAY: Today is Sunny Thoughts Saturday. What sunny funny thoughts can you share with us?

I will check in later girls. I had 4 pts yesterday.

Faye :)

Amanda Panda
09-18-2004, 07:20 PM
Hi guys,

I'm just popping in quickly to show my face - haven't had time to read all the posts I've missed I'm afraid!

I stayed the same this week (weight that is!) - I am pleased because I have been a bit rubbish with my food all week. I've kept up with the swimming though, although I missed my session today as I just felt really exhausted - I ended up sleeping for most of the day. I've increased my medication, so maybe that is having an effect on me. I missed not going swimming today, and feel guilty about it, but really I shouldn't as I needed the rest.

I started my voluntary work yesterday - and after about an hour of being there I developed the mother of all migraines! I was too embarrassed to tell them I had to go home, so I took some pills and carried on working for another 2 hours! In the end it got so bad I had to leave - that is the second really bad migraine I have had in 2 months - I usually get them once or twice a year. I wonder if I need to wear glasses because I've been getting alot of headaches recently, on top of these migraines.

Welcome Cheryn! I haven't read your intro, but I will and i look forward to getting to know you better!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Love Amanda x

09-18-2004, 11:43 PM
Where is eveyrone at today? I hope that everyone is having a great weekend. Ok sunny thought.............children's reaction to a new gift. I just love the glow that they have in their faces. Wanted to check in before bedtime. Getting chily here how bout everyone else.

09-18-2004, 11:57 PM
Just a quickie - caught up from Friday's posts - You all are doing so great. I have been in a Landmark class all day (from 10 - 10!) and it was soooo powerful I am going to work for the next hour on my book before bed.

I would like to share the following sunny thought for the day: My dh is in Germany and attending the Octoberfest in Munich. Because I was in my class all day, I really didn't expect to talk to him but he managed to call me on my cell phone while I was on my dinner break! He told me how much he was missing more than ever today and although he was having a good time at the festival - how much more fun it would be if I were there. I heard his voice crack and I was so moved. Life is grand - even in the face of being separated from him. I rejoice in his opportunity and how it has deepened our love and commitment for each other.

Have a great night. mscat :wave:

09-19-2004, 08:15 AM
SUNDAY: Today is Silly Poll Sunday and our Poll this week:


Sorry I didn't get in here yesterday, but Jack took me out on an all day date and we had such a ball. We went and both got our hair cut, then I came back and colored my hair because I was almost totally gray after they cut off my color. :lol: We drove downtown and had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe, then walked to Peabody Place (a small fancy mall downtown) and saw the movie Mr 3000 with Bernie Mac, which was really cute, then walked back to Beale Street and trolled the shops and listened to the outdoor Blues band that was playing, had a drink in one of the little blues bars there, came home and had some dinner and Jack listened to the Cubs game online so I couldn't post. All in all, it was a great day though I was not op.

I got 2 pts for yesterday and 4 pts for Friday.

Amanda: My dd gets migraines and I know how debilitating they are. I have only had one and I was pregnant with my son and gracious don't ever want another one! Today is the beginning of the week so just pick yourself up and start fresh with your program etc!

MSCat: When Jack was in the Navy and overseas, I longed for them to get into port so he could call me. That was years and years before home computers and the internet and being in the Navy, wasn't ashore except every 3 months or so when they would pull into port. Writing snail mail was always hilarious and some times sad because you would get mail where the end of something bad happening would get to you before the one where he told you the beginning etc. I can tell you we wouldn't stay in 20 years again. I think it ruined my poor children and basically kept us in poverty for 20 years, retirement pension or not. One time he called from Perth, Australia and told me that when he got off the launch and was waiting at a bus stop by the dock to go into town to do his laundry, there was a young woman and her son waiting at the bus stop. Our little ones were probably 4 and 8 and he missed them and struck up a conversation with this woman who took him home, let him do his laundry and fed him for me! He called me from her home and talked to us. I will always remember and cherish that woman's kindness to my husband when he was alone.

SandyG: It was in the 80's here yesterday and beautiful. I have to say even with all the weight I have to lose, losing as much as I have and walking all the time, makes what we did yesterday so terrific. I got kind of hot because I was in black, but not miserable because there was a nice breeze. Besides that, we have tons of people here, vacationers, and people that live in Fla, ALA, Southern MS etc escaping the storm. We met an older couple who flew from Scotland to vacation in Florida, but when the storm came, rented a car and made it to Memphis and the surrounding area making it THEIR vacation instead. They were so sweet. There were a lot of people in town like that and we kept being mistaken for tourists along with the rest.

Well, I have to get around so when it gets light I can get out and walk and get my exercise in. Need to work extra hard to work off the junk from yesterday

Faye :)

09-19-2004, 10:52 AM
Hi Gang,

You are all such a great group, I am glad I joined ya! It will take a while but I hope to get to know you all.

I got 2 points Friday and 1 yesterday. Weekends are going to be hard! I won't give up tho for messing up now and then or giving myself a little break. I feel like this is my last chance to have the body and life I want. I want freedom!

Hmmm the last movie that made me cry... There have probably been a few lately that I have shed a tear at. But, I cry at Hallmark commercials so its pretty easy for me to cry. A couple weeks ago my hubby and 15 y/o daughter whatched Schindler's List together. I had watched it when it came out in the theatre but I felt it was important and time for my daughter to see it. This is a movie that actually makes me cry not just tear up. If you havent seen it you must rent it. We should never forget about the jewish holocaust.'s a brand new day and a day I hope to stay OP and have some serious fun with my family. Have a blessed day y'all!!

09-19-2004, 11:54 AM
GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFULS!! 4 points for friday and yesterday... its been beautiful here as well... just really nice... very sunny and i just love the sunshine. Last movie that made me cry.... hhhhmmmmmmmm... farenhight 911 i guess. Altho i have my favs that i watch when i need a good Hope Floats is one of them... love that movei... the thing that gets me every time is when the granddaughter says to her grandma i love you... and the grandma... who doesnt say those words tells her... "My cup runneth over"... i am such a sap some Schindlers List is a very powerful movie... as well as the Passion of Christ. If you ever need a good laugh... rent Rat Race... i lvoe that movie and LMAO everytime i watch Old School as well. I hope everyone has a fantabulous day... remeber to take time for yourselves... love to u all...

09-19-2004, 12:24 PM

Well yesterday was a bust on the eating but everything else was alright. Will try much harder today. HHHuuuummmm, movie well I agreee with the Passions, right I am still sorta fuzzy as I came home and had a nap before work again. Seems like I would have benefited from exercise but hey sleep was my best friend today.

Faye, I am so envious of your day date! Sounds like you all have a wonderful time. Hope that you get to have more of them soon.

Amanda, never fell gulity for resting. There are times that rest is more important than exercise. Listen to your body and you will never go wrong.

Mscat, listening to you tell about getting to talk to your dh moves me as well. Tissues please.

Everyone have a superday. I hope that all is going well for each and everyone of you.


09-19-2004, 02:52 PM
Hi Ladies!

I cry at most movies that have a tender moment - the last ones I saw that made me cry were "Holes" and "Two Weeks Notice." I am a big sap. ;)

Faye - I am touched by your story - and you are still together after all these years. What an inspiration!

Congrats SandyB and Faye on your 4 pointers!

I put two chairs and an end table out in the sunroom - going to eat lunch out there. The interior finishing still has to be done but I want to take advantage of the beautiful day - so I just won't look at the unfinished walls! I am concentrating on staying op, and drinking water today. I hope to get some exercise in later when dd comes home.

Waiting to see if dh signs in to an internet cafe to follow our fantasy football team and chat with me. Hope everyone has a great start to the week.

mscat :wave:

09-19-2004, 07:13 PM

Faye :bravo: :dancer:
Cheryn :dancer: :flow2:
SandyB :bravo: :bravo:

MsCat: Thanks, we will celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary Nov 18. He is an amazing man in lots of ways. He told me this evening that he has always found me fascinating and a joy in bed even after all these years. Now that is a man to keep! :lol:

Cheryn: I sobbed during Shindlers List partly because I am 1/8th Jew and know that I had to have relatives that went through that somewhere. I couldn't watch the Passion and probably never will. Why? Well, I believe that we as humans killed Christ, not the Jews, not the Romans, all of us and to see my Saviour being tortured because of me would be more than I could stand. He gave his life for us and asked us only to accept him in return and most of the human race cannot even do that. To know that I had a part in scourging his back, putting nails in his hands, a sword through his flesh and most of all separating him from his father makes me lower than dirt, but when I stand before God someday, I know that when God sees me, he will see his son's blood covering me and allow me into heaven. How much more glorious can we be?

As for my last boohoo movie, let's see, it is not the last one, but I really cry rivers at Titanic when they are in the water. Just thinking about it makes me cry.

Hope you all had a great weekend. I got in a 2 mile walk, 20 minutes of weight lifting and toning and all before 8 am so I felt pretty good about that. Got 4 pts today, woohoo!

See you tomorrow!

Faye :)

09-19-2004, 09:16 PM
I too saw The Passion. I dont think I ever want to see it again. IMHO, it was not a movie that blamed the death of Christ on a certain group of people. He came to die and did what he came to do for us. Jesus forgave those who crucified him while he hung there. What an AWESOME GOD.

I just saw The Notebook this evening with my daughter. AWESOME movie...also one of the biggest tear jerkers! Go see it! or rent it when it comes out. But, dont forget your tissues. :cry:

09-20-2004, 05:40 AM
Morning. Yesterday once again was blah. Got to try to get out of this funk! I am praying that today will be much better. Thinking positive this morning so maybe that will help get me thru this funk that I have fallen in. Know part of it is due to having to move and the rest is due to the fact that I amhaving surgry on THurs. Go figure why I am like this now. LOL

Everyone have a wonderful day time to go to work. Sunnythoughts and high hopes


09-20-2004, 08:26 AM

09-20-2004, 08:29 AM

11-04-2004, 06:55 PM
I need a good swift kick and then some positivity to get me going - this seems like it could be just the place!

I am a 27 year old Montanan, married but without kids, a sedentary professor, with 25 pounds to lose. I've had *extremely* limited success, but am ready to give it another go again!

Any help/enouragement/hope you can offer is very much appreciated, but mainly I hope to be reading about your experiences and trying to become accountable to the lot of you!

Looking forward to it-