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03-09-2005, 07:38 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




03-09-2005, 07:41 AM
WEDNESDAY: Today is Wednesday's Woes. Gripe day!


Amanda :bravo: :dancer:
Faye :dancer: (I had an incident with oreos :^: )
Carri :cp:

Back later ladies

Faye :)

03-09-2005, 01:55 PM
Afternoon All - I had a 3 pointer yesterday, I did not do very well over the weekend so I am trying to do really well this week...I am sick of having to lose through the week what I have gained over the weekend :D

Faye - Oreos is one of my trigger foods, I cannot even have them in the house, same with Ding Dongs ... love em, love em, love em !!! And normally I am not a sweet tooth person but those two things drive me nuts...well I guess I also love store bought cake with the thick iceing ( JULIE !!! ) ... :lol:

Amanda - Glad to hear that you are getting out with a friend, I know that really helps , especially it is good to get away from your signifigant other once in a while too, works for me, ha ha

Julie - Still cold up there? It is really cold here and probably a chance of snow in the next couple of days, boy winter is really trying to hold on ...

Nikki and Sandy - Hi to you both!! Everyone have a great day!!!!!!!!!

03-09-2005, 03:29 PM
Afternoon everybody! It is cold and wet here and miserable. I even cranked up the heat because I am freezing so I know you snowbirds have to be tired of it!

I am doing really well with stuff today. I have my calories under control, got in my water and exercise and just have to be strong and not eat junk the rest of the day, though the only junk is those darn oreos Jack bought for himself but I can withstand temptation and no eat them!

Carri: I have a lot of trouble with the weekends to and I think it is because Jack is home. I need to let him just fend for himself during the day and then fix dinner at night instead we end up getting takeout or going out etc. That is truly my trigger, eating out. I guess part of it is because when the kids were home and actually up until about 4 years ago, we didn't eat out much because we just couldn't afford to. I need to just save and spend my money on other things besides food that makes me happy, like handbags!!!!! :lol:

It is quiet here today so I hope everyone is well and not working too hard!

Have a good afternoon


Amanda Panda
03-09-2005, 06:52 PM
Hi all,

Had a good swim yesterday, but get 2 points because I had an incident with a pizza! :o I'm having a better day today though and have been to the supermarket to stock up on lots of healthy food.

Take care

Love Amanda x

03-10-2005, 06:06 AM
THURSDAY: Today is Time For Us Thursday and it would be a great day for a facial or body scrub!

back later girls

Faye :)

03-10-2005, 12:23 PM

Faye :bravo:
Amanda :bravo:

I got my exercise out of the way this morning and doing pretty good with food too. Jack has an eye dr appt today so he should be home soon. I have to get to the nail salon as I whacked one and ripped it off... :?: I also need a haircut but don't know if I can fit that in before we go to the eye dr. It is MS so it is about 25 miles from the house.

It is warming up after a foggy and chilly start this morning. I will be so glad when it warms up permanently for spring and summer.

Not much going on at my house. It is pretty quiet here.

Hope you all are doing well today. I will check back later to post any points that you have.

Faye ;)

Amanda Panda
03-10-2005, 08:05 PM
Hello all - well Faye anyway! It sure is quiet here today!

I got 4 points yesterday - but have gone over my calories today. It's silly because the only reason that I went over was because Nigel cooked too much tea - I could have just left some on my plate, but oh no I had to eat it all and a slice of bread to mop up the sauce!

I've got the beginnings of PMS (is it that time already?) and I've noticed that my calories have been creeping up again. My TOM isn't due for another week yet and my PMS will just get worse, but I'll do my very best to stay within my calories. :crossed:

Hope your day continued to be a good one Faye, and that Jacks eye appt went okay.

Love Amanda x

03-10-2005, 09:19 PM
Brother listen to this. Jack's eye doctor's appt today did not go well moeny wise. He wanted to go back into glasses because he didn't like wearing contact lenses. He wears bifocals, and wanted transition lenses for sunglasses. We HAVE vision insurance, the frames he picked out were totally covered and it still cost us $300! I had budgeted for $200 so now my budgeted is mucked up and I have paid all the bills so I have a lot less money than I planned on. I couldn't believe it. I almost collapsed. He even put his original frames back and got another cheaper pair or it would have cost nearly $400! If we had to pay totally out of pocket it would have cost us nearly $500 for a pair of bifocals for him! He kept apologizing but I told him to forget it at least we know from now on how much it is going to cost us for glasses. I have to go and get contacts in April, but it is cheaper than glasses. I found the MOST adorable glasses for me. I am staying in contacts, but man were these glasses cute. They were little tiny rectangles and they were red! Unfortunately, the frames were $139 and that is a little too much to spend just for fashion (I just wanted to buy them straight off the shelf with the plastic lenses in them so it would have cost more probably)

I am so proud of myself. We went out for lunch and dinner (before the glasses fiasco) and I had a salad for lunch and grilled chicken salad for dinner and didn't finish my dinner salad, though I did eat all the chicken out of it, didn't eat the biscuits or crackers, and didn't order the chocolate cake! woohoo! I want you to know I salivated over that cake the whole time we were at the table. Instead, I went out and bought some sugar free low fat toffees in assorted flavors, ate three, which cost me only about 50 cal and 5 fat calories instead of a bazillion fat and calories for the cake.

Well, I just needed to vent. I now have to go and work on my budget as it is totally screwed up! :lol: Ahh well, that's life, right girls.

Faye :)

03-11-2005, 07:28 AM
FRIDAY: TOPIC CHANGE Today is Fantasy Friday. Every Friday provide a goal weight fantasy you have no matter how bizarre. Maybe this will spur us on to stay on task!

I had another 4 pt day yesterday. Today is my weights day. I just hope I see some weight loss soon, even half a lb. I know I will but you know how frustrating it is.

Everyone have a great day and I will be back in. Oh, just heard on the tv about a workout studio that has a routine that is a very fast 90 minute yoga workout in a 105 degree room! WHEW!


03-11-2005, 10:00 AM

3 freakin' blizzards in 2 weeks!!!!!

Green Christmas.......FREAKIN' WHITE EASTER!!!!!!

okay, I'm better now. Not really, we're getting totally dumped on in the past couple of weeks. End of Feb, we had grass showing and warm temps in the 40s. NOW, we have 4 feet of snow on the ground and another 2 feet coming tonight and tomorrow! I am supposed to be producing a show as a tsunami victim benefit tomorrow night.....not likely gonna happen. I'm cancelling classes right and left, the kids are home for snow days.....................I'm a tad cranky. The weight ain't comin' off this month either.

I haven't been bingeing, though god knows I WANT to. But I haven't been exercising either. Just don't feel like it. I"ve been curling up on the couch with my laptop and writing. WHich is a good thing, really...just not for my body.

My fantasy right now is to be able to wear a really nice really expensive 2 piece costume for our labor day show and look HOT in it! Also, have you ever noticed how skinny people can wear "alternative" clothing and noone thinks they're freaks...I love corsets, I think they look great with jeans.....but at this weight I look ridiculous in them. I want to be thin enough to wear whatever I want and look great! I'd also like to have small enough calves to be able to fit into some knee-high boots.

That's 3 fantasies, but give me a break......I need some fantasy right now! :lol:

Hope everyone is warmer than I am!


03-11-2005, 10:25 AM

Faye :bravo:
Carri :cp:

Julie: With the kids home, and the snow, you can have as many fantasies as you want! Hope your weather improves soon, but I hear that is not the case!

Let's see, I guess my fantasy for this week would be to fit in the airplane seats without a belt extension.

I had an oj, peach, strawberry smoothie I made for breakfast this morning and did my weights. I am waiting for a FedEx delivery today so I guess I better quit screwing around on the computer and get a shower and get dressed. I am in a very old, very ripped, very thin night shirt and wouldn't want to scare the guy off! I already showed my hoohah and tahtahs this morning taking the garbage to the can. It is just outside the door on the patio, but it is really windy and woohoo up went the night shirt! :o Hope the scummy neighbor next door got a thrill! :devil: Jack sure did when I told him. :lol: Do you know what that dirty old man did yesterday? We were leaving to go to his eye appt and were in the garage with the door up. I got cute and kind of bumped and grind against him so he said, "Better watch out, I will pull your pants down," then he did! The man is not wrapped tight sometimes!

Everyone have a good day, especially Julie!

Faye :)

03-11-2005, 04:45 PM
Afternoon All - is quiet again here today...I had a 3 pointer yesterday, been doing well staying OP, but it is the weekend so that is where I have been losing it lately, wish me luck :lol:

Julie - Yeah I was just telling a co worker yesterday that I didnt really ever see Spring actually coming, everytime it gets a little warm here it snows again and gets so cold, just like these last couple of days, we obviously do not get as much snow as you do but the cold and the flurries just are not going away this I feel for ya, although I have to go to work every day so being stuck at home for about 2 weeks or more sounds great right now, but I can understand how it would drive you nuts if you are always home ( and with the kids ) in the bad weather ...keep up the writing - we want to say that we knew you when ... :D

Faye - boy Jack does give new meaning to the phrase "dirty old man", ha ha
just kidding ... you should just thank your lucky stars that he still has the drive and the passion for you, you are a lucky woman, I hope I can say the same at your age ... have a great weekend, and try to keep yourself covered up for the neighborhood :lol:

Well actually my weight loss fashion fantasy would be, well one would be what Julie said, having small enough calves to wear knee high boots...I would also like to be able to wear shorter sun dresses for the summer and not worry about the size of my legs ... or tank tops without worrying about my flabby arms...I guess there are alot of things once I think about it ... now I am depressed !!! Just kidding ...

Everyone have a great weekend!!!! I am not doing anything this weekend, just lazying around, eating rice cakes ... ughhh ... later ...

03-12-2005, 08:27 AM
SATURDAY: Today is Sunny Thoughts Saturday! We need the sunny thoughts to melt Julie and Carri out of their snow!

I only got 2 pts yesterday as we ended up eating out last night! UGH! That's ok, I am up and already starting the day with water and going to get 4 pts today even though it is the WEEKEND!

Have a good day everybody

Faye :)

03-12-2005, 11:22 AM
Good morning Ladies!
Man, it has been a fantastic past few days. The weather here is BEAUTIFUL, I am loving this. One of my best friends came down from Georgia for spring break (she goes to college in Savannah), so it's been pretty awesome. Her and I...and possibly our other partner in crime...are going to be taking a road trip, sorta. She had left her car here when she left for school, so we are going to drive up there and I am going to fly back home, but there will be plenty of stops along the way. We are definately spending a night in New Orleans to meet up with some friends that live there, and somewhere along the coast we are gonna stop for the beach. I am so excited.
I've been having a pretty good week diet and excersice wise. I have made a few unhealthy choices in my snacking, but all in I don't feel too bad about it.
My weight loss fantasy would be to look killer in a swimsuit while I'm at the beach surfing and what not.

Faye-That work out you heard of is absolutly killer. I went and did a power yoga work out, the yogi kept the room at 102, but I'm pretty sure with 15 sweating bodys in that tiny little room, it got hotter than that. It was seriously the HARDEST thing I have ever done. I had put lotion on earlier that morning, and mixed with my rubber mat and my sweat, I had me a Slip-N-Slide :). I had to work so hard to stay isolated and not slide that my muscles were shaking, by the end of the hour, I was dripping in sweat and my legs and arms felt like Jello.

Carri- Good luck with your points this weekend, have a good one!!

Julie-Hopefully the weather will improve soon, and you can have some peace and quiet without the kids being home. Keep up the writing.

Amanda, Sandy, and Jan- Hope ya'll are doing well!

Everyone have a beatiful Saturday!

03-13-2005, 07:54 AM
SUNDAY: Today is Silly Poll Sunday and our silly poll this week is what food do you miss most when you are trying to lose weight?


Faye :dancer: :dancer: (fri and sat)

I think I miss pastry the most. I love french pastry or good pastry.

Hope you all have a wonderful day


03-14-2005, 08:02 AM
Good morning ladies,
I did okay eating over the weekend, actually I haven't really been hungry much at all. Probably because I have a wicked head cold.

No exercise, just too little energy. And the snow storm put a damper on the whole weekend. But I'm feeling a little better now and I will have dance class, back to the grind, eh?

I'm SOOOOO ready for spring! It's supposed to get into the mid 40s this week, so maybe we'll get some melting.

Well, I gotta go get the kiddies up and moving. Hope everyone had a great weekend.


03-14-2005, 09:19 AM
MONDAY: Today is Mission Monday and our Mission this week is focusing on "triggers." We all have them and they are about the most dangerous of weight program sabotages. Look over when you overeat and see what triggers you to do so and work to get rid of those awful things.

Julie: good morning to you. The one morning I stay in bed is the one morning you are up and at em early! :lol: Hope you have a good day in your corner of the world!

My weekend eating started well and boy did it go downhill, but I am up and ready to face the week with 4 pts.

Everyone else work hard to be OP today!

Faye :)

03-14-2005, 03:09 PM
Afternoon everyone!


Faye :dancer:

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Faye :)

03-14-2005, 04:50 PM
Afternoon ... I got no points this weekend, unless I get points for eating alot!!! :lol:

I am on track for a 4 pointer today so we will see, fingers crossed...I had a godo weekend, dh was not feeling well so we stayed inside for the whole weekend, I do not even remember brushing my hair once !! :D
It was cold outside and it was nice to stay in, I did a buttload of laundry that needed to be done, so I was somewhat productive...

It is supposed to be warmer here this week so maybe that will make me happier and more into exercising ( outside anyway )...

Faye- How are you liking that treadmill?

Well hello to everyone and have a great evening!! Stay OP!!!

Amanda Panda
03-14-2005, 08:15 PM
Hi all,

I've had a lovely day celebrating my 32nd birthday - as a treat Nigel bought me chocolates, feta cheese and french bread and a small tub of pringles - heaven!

I've had a terrible few days food wise, but am back on track with my exercise - well nearly! I'm swimming and walking and now need to get back on the exercise bike. I've had a really slack start to the month for various reasons and I now want to get back on track - although trying to do it in the middle of my PMS is perhaps not the best time!

I went out for a walk in the park today - the first in about 2 weeks. I thought I would find it hard, but I didn't - I guess the swimming has kept up my fitness. I had a really good walk and was out for 50 minutes. Then on the way back I rented 2 DVD's - chick flicks to enjoy withmy chocolates! I got the new Bridget Jones one (okay, but nothing amazing) and Calender Girls (good fun and very moving). I remember Faye recommending it and it didn't disappoint!

Love Amanda x

03-15-2005, 07:32 AM
TUESDAY: Today is target Tuesday and our target this week is weekends. It seems we ALL have food issues on the weekends. Let's make a real effort to try and stay op on weekends, at least close to it instead of running amok!

back later ladies

Faye :)

03-15-2005, 09:13 AM
Root canal day #2 today .... BLEH.

3 points yesterday, no water.

I'm floating on the valium now, so I just hope everyone has a good day today.


03-15-2005, 12:12 PM

Julie :cp:
Faye :dancer:

I am determined to do better today!

I feel squishy! I shampooed carpets downstairs this morning and have to wear socks, otherwise I slip on the kitchen floor when I step onto it. My socks are all wet, but I need to keep them on to keep from slipping until the carpets dry. ICK!

Julie: Good luck with your tooth, sweety. Hope all goes well!

Have a good day everyone

Faye :)

03-16-2005, 07:52 AM
WEDNESDAY: Today is Wednesday's Woes. What's wrong this week, girls?


Faye :bravo:
Julie :cp:

I will back later ladies

Faye :)

03-16-2005, 07:54 AM
Okay people, what the heck are we doing on page 2????

Where is everyone?

I spent 4 HOURS in the chair yesterday....apparently I have problem took SEVEN HOURS total for them to drill out ONE TOOTH!!!!! :eek: Sheesh! On the plus side, after 4 hours with my mouth open, I wasn't about to open it again to eat :lol: So I ended up with a 3 pointer, no exercise.

The roots are done, though, and now all I have to do is get a crown popped on top.

I'm looking into the possibility of teaching a 3rd dance class each week. I have to find out the details, but it would be one more day of guaranteed exercise (blizzards not withstanding!)...which is a good thing.

Hope everyone is doing well.........


Amanda Panda
03-16-2005, 08:32 AM
My Wednesday Woe is that not one of you took the time out to wish me a happy birthday.

Love Amanda x

03-16-2005, 10:34 AM

Amanda is the gorgeous one,
With lovely locks of hair,
And I forgot her birthday
And MAN that wasn't fair!

I ask you for forgiveness,
I'll get on bended knee,
I'll beg and plead and kick myself,
Just please, please forgive me!

So here's a big HUGE birthday wish
And is it just for you,
Best wishes oh sweet friend of mine
May all your dreams come true!

:gift: :grouphug: :queen: :bubbles: :encore: :cheer: :balloons: :wizard: :hat: :cp: :hb:

*****ok, so this doesn't happen again, I need birthday's please and then I will try my darndest to remind everyone of everyone elses birthday, ok? Nothing worse than your friends not remembering! Click on the link below and please enter your birthday for me. It will take less than 1 minute. I am creating a birthday list of all my friends and family. This will notify me ahead of time with an e-mail alarm so that we never forget again!

Mine is Sept 28

Faye :)

03-16-2005, 11:25 AM
Morning everyone ... I do have a Weds woe, my three year old car just wouldnt start yesterday, may be the battery, but the dealership cannot get me in until tomorrow, the car is still under warranty that is why I am taking to the dealership...oh well I guess they will get me fixed up, it is running today, although not as dh is home sick with a fever and bad cold so he cannot take me around...ughhhhhh ... anyhow I did get a 3 pointer yesterday, this week is my TOM so I dont hold out much hope :lol:

Amanda - So sorry about your birthday, I didnt get on here yesterday but I want you to know that I hope you had a great birthday...I read that you had some chocolate, french bread, and pringles so that sounds good to me, I LOVE the Cheezums, cannot stay out of them if I have them around....

Faye - Great b-day is 9/29 as I do not have time to log into the other thing just now but will try to do later ...

Julie - Ughh I hate going to the dentist, especially for anything over a cleaning, I havent been since last Feb ( not last month ) so I fear I have a cavity and am scared to go ... hope everything goes well ...

Talk to you all later!!!

03-16-2005, 11:39 AM
Amanda: You know I am BAD about birthdays! Carri's is a day after mine and I didn't even remember that!

Carri: I manually put your birthday in the birthday alarms so if you don't have time that is ok.

Julie: Hope the tooth is feeling ok this morning! I am a serious dentist phobe. My dd has deep deep roots and they can never get novacaine to deaden her so she bears it, can you believe it? I guess the last time, they gave her 5 shots and couldn't get her numb so she said, just do it. They did a root canal and when she went back for her crown they said the tooth is bad and has to be pulled so she paid like $800 or something for nothing!

FYI: Birthday alarm asks for e-mail address and that would be great, but if are uncomfortable etc, it is optional. Also, you don't have to put in the year either unless you are young and not old enough to groan about it!

I got up at 5 cleaned the downstairs, did all my weights all before 9 AM so I have the rest of the day to screw around! I now have clean house and clean carpets. All I have to finish up is the laundry.

Everyone have a super duper day

Faye :)

03-17-2005, 08:31 AM
THURSDAY: Today is Time for Us Thursday. Make some time for you today. You are worth it!



Faye :bravo:

Check back in later

Faye :)

Amanda Panda
03-17-2005, 09:26 AM
Hi all,

Apology accepted! Thanks for the cute poem Faye, that was sweet! It wasn't that you forgot my birthday - I knew you probably didn't know when it was, it was that after I mentioned it in my post, no one even acknowledged it - I swear you guys don't read my posts sometimes!

Anyway, I've got really bad PMS so I think that has made everything seem worse than it really is - so sorry if I came across as a bit moody! I suppose what I was really upset about (and took out on you guys!) is that my sister appears to have forgotton. I am very close to her and even though we don't really send presents, I always get a card and a phone call. This year I had nothing - I wasn't that miffed about the card, as who knows? It might have got lost in the post - but she didn't ring me on my birthday and hasn't since! Maybe I'm overreacting, but I feel really hurt that she hasn't phoned. I just don't understand why she hasn't - it won't be that she forgot, she'll probably say she has been busy - but she doesn't go out to work and who is honestly too busy to pick up the phone and wish her sister a happy birthday? My other sister is going through a messy separation, working full time and raising 2 kids on her own, but she was such a sweetie and rang me and sent me a card and gift vouchers!

I need to speak to my sister about this, but don't want to ring when I've got PMS because I'll end up crying or falling out with her and I don't want that! So I'm going to have to leave it for a week and then ring her.

Anyway, I'm off to spend my vouchers and birthday money from Nigel - I REALLY need a spring jacket and am hoping I'll be able to find a cute denim one or something.

By the way, I'm doing better with my food - still not 100%, but more or less back on track!

Love Amanda x

03-17-2005, 10:36 AM

I've been out of it, sorry sweetie! Hope it was a fabulous day and you find a great jacket.

It's 2 weeks till Easter, and there's so much snow I haven't even put away the last of the Christmas greenery yet!! :lol: It just doesn't look like spring, sorry, can't do it. If there's still more than a foot of snow, the greenery stays up.

The tooth feels better today. Actually, it never really hurt, just had an ENORMOUS hole in this work is really a preemptive strike against major pain later.

I gotta go check out a theater that wants a belly dance teacher...another night of exercise per week! And more money!! Have to check out the facilities first, though. And the management. I run my own show, and don't want outsiders butting in where they don't belong.

Be back later everyone!

03-17-2005, 11:20 AM
Amanda: Don't apologize. We were all dopes not to have said something as we seem to acknowledge everyone here. Like I said, I read your post and zoned. My only excuse is that I was so stressed out about water coming out from under the baseboards in my bathroom and onto my dining room carpet that I was totally self absorbed. As for PMS, honey I am the queen and don't forget I have 20 years of pms over you so don't let it bug you! As for the sister, sometimes we sisters are putzes! I am close to my sisters and always send them a gift for their birthdays, but don't let it get to you. If I were you, I would call her up, just chat then zing her with what Nigel got you for your birthday and focus on what NIGEL did and if she is not totally out of it she should be embarrassed and apologize and stuff. If she doesn't say anything like, Oh, man I forgot, Geez, what a dope I am, etc than I would be more tempted to be miffed about it!

PLEASE MAKE SURE AND DO THE LINK IF YOU WANT ACHKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR YOUR BDAY GIRLS! If you are too busy, just pm you bd to me and I can manually insert it into my bd alarm system.

Julie: Glad the ole molar is coming along and happy you get to teach another class. You know, with the skiing, small kids, dancing, I can not imagine you are overweight. You expend more energy than all of us combined.

Well, the treadmill is calling. Oh, opinion please, which do you think is better, more time on the treadmill or more mileage?

Faye :D

03-17-2005, 12:25 PM
Good morning!
It's been really tough to get in here lately with all the stuff they are doing to my house to sell it, and with my best friend being home from college on spring break. My parents are now begging me to move with them to a city I hate. My dad is a Lieutenent Colonel in the Army, and he is probably going to be deployed over seas....AGAIN...pretty soon after the move, and since my mom is a major depressive, and has suicidal tendencies, he doesn't want her to sit in a brand new house alone for a whole year. So I will probably hang around Houston until he gets deployed then move up there. Lately I've been having okay days, not great ones...a couple 3 pointers, some 2's...not really any 4's. I feel like I've been half-assing this for too long. I know that I actually have to try to get results...can't live the same way, and expect different results. So...that is my main focus for this week....finding a healthy groove.

Faye-I gotta say, that was a killer poem. I would have never been able to come up with somethign like that. for the treadmill...I'm not really sure...when I used my treadmill I tried to go for more mileage becuase I would stay on it the same amount of time and I was trying to quicken my mile and have a more intense workout jam packed into a 20 minute time frame.

Julie-What kind of dance do you teach? Is it only belly dance? I was always curious because I love dancing...and I always wondered which kinds were better for excersice and such. I'm glad your tooth is doing okay.

Amanda- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I wasn't around to wish you one, sorry you've been so stressed and PMS is a bummer. I'm sure your sister has a good excuse, try to give her the benefit of the's hard I know...but she will come around.

Okay, I have a ton of stuff to do...gotta restain my hot tub....clean my laundry...pack my bags...ugh...I hate this kinda stuff.

03-17-2005, 01:30 PM
Nikki: I actually have two poems published in poetry books, one about eating and a love poem to my husband for his birthday a couple years ago. Anyone who cheers my poetry gets her own so here goes (took me about 5 minutes btw):

Where or where has Nikki gone?
Her friends all want to know.
She says she's moving out of town,
Because her dad says so.

Now Nikki isn't happy,
She likes where she lives now,
But Daddy's going overseas
She'll move so there's no row.

She's worried that her eating plan,
Just stinks and she won't lose,
She's dragging feet and eating junk,
But knows that she MUST choose.

So Nikki's going to make it work,
She'll eat right and behave,
So when she's back to visit "H"
Her friends will rave and rave! ;) :D

Faye :^:

03-18-2005, 06:26 AM
FRIDAY: Today is Weight Loss Fantasy Friday girls! Tell us some more fantansies you have about losing weight!


Faye :bravo:

I'm so old, can't remember what I said last week. I know we have some gals that want to wear boots. Ok, I think I would like to get to a place where I am stared at for other reasons than my weight!

Back later girls

Faye :)

03-18-2005, 11:05 AM
Faye, you're so cool! Both those poems were awesome....

Okay, still with the same old, same old. But March is almost over and spring has GOT to be lurking around the corner somewhere! :dizzy:

I'm going to try something new, but I don't want to make a big deal out of it until I know if it works. I'll let you all in on it later....but I have high hopes that my whole life is about to change! Oooh, I'm so mysterious :D

Nikki, sorry you're having such a tough time of it all down there. Just take one day at a time. And remember that you have to put yourself first, always! Right now I do just teach belly dance. Depending on who you take it from it can be a great workout or it can be a very spiritual experience....I try to make my classes a bit of both, but mostly great for fitness and having fun. Any dance form is good for really just depends on the kind of music you like, really. And what's available in your area. If it was available around here, I'd take salsa classes in a heartbeat....except James wouldn't like that too much cuz there's just so much bumping and grinding and he doesn't, well, I'd have to do it with someone else. Yeah, THAT would go over just GREAT! :lol:

Amanda, hope that pms is letting up some and you can get back to normal! Have I told you lately how proud I am of you? Keep it up, sweetie~

Carrie, Sandy(s)...everyone else, have a great day!

I have all day to myself, cuz Ben is visiting a friend! Gonna go out to lunch and buy some bras and maybe browse barnes & noble for a while....YAY!


03-18-2005, 12:32 PM
Ok, Julie, I told you that anybody that praises my poems, got one back so here goes:

We have a friend named Julie,
She skis just like a fool,
She lives where snow is up your rear,
She even thinks that's cool.

Now Julie has a vision,
To make ALL want to dance,
To make their bodies jiggle,
In low slung belly pants.

She has some lovely children,
And one of them is Ben,
He's just an ity bity guy,
Today he's with a friend.

Our Julie's keeping secrets,
She won't tell what or where,
But you just wait, she'll spill the beans,
We KNOW she'll have to share!

Julie: One of my favorite places to go is Barnes and Noble. I am book crazy. Make sure you are full, full, full then look at Maya Angelou's cookbook. The stories are great and the recipes to die for (sort of literally) Bra buying for big jugs here is torture most of the time. First off, I don't want grandma's bras, but I guess designers don't think BIG BOOBS/ BEAUtIFUL BRAS go together. I mean, they are out there, but darn, $40 for a bra?

I am finding self awareness girls. After all this dieting struggle I may be finding that I can actually eat something good without the lack of taste or nasty taste just make it healthier. I am on my 4th 4pt day this week and doing really well. For example, I try to change up my breakfast ( I eat low cal like 100 or so for breakfast then have a snack about 10) so one morning I have my cheerios with the fruit in them and 1% milk then maybe a banana the next morning, etc. I decided to make egg beaters today and since I was up at 2:30 because the darn neighbors thought it was daytime and made a ton of noise, I went back to bed and slept until 9:30. Well, that means I missed bk so I waited until 10 and combined bk and snack, which gave me more calories. I didn't want just egg beaters and thought, what could I put in them to jazz them up without a lot of cal? I put 1/4 c ff cheese and 3 oz precooked grilled chicken pieces. It is really yummy! No sausage, no bacon, etc and still really good. I have to be satisfied not to freak about my losing right now as far as lbs showing. I am up over 330 again from eating badly a week or so ago and my scale only goes that high. I know I am losing though, because my rings are whirling around on my fingers and that only happens when I lose weight. It is actually pretty funny to go to my nail salon. They are all Vietnamese that Eng is definitely a second language and they spend half their time trying to communicate to me to make my rings stay in place! :lol:

You know, with me, exercise is NOT the hardest part of my program. That is probably the easiest and if I could just figure out what compels me to exercise everyday, then use that to compel me to eat right, I would be slim in no time. Maybe I have found it now, I don't know. I think I may be moving into the next phase of menopause (I guess I shouldn't say that without crossing my fingers and they are busy typing :lol: ) Which may help with the food cravings and wanting to binge somtimes. You know, why don't people that research weight loss ideas ever do so regarding women's hormones? Think about all the times you have posted here saying you have PMS and want to eat eat eat?

Boy, I do ramble on, don't I? You all have a wonderful day! Julie, have fun shopping! YOU GIRLS ARE THE BEST!

Faye :)

03-18-2005, 02:13 PM
Hey girls!
So yesterday I was painting my hot tub, and I got SOOO sunburned its insane. I was out there for FOUR HOURS and I'm only half way done...gah. We have this housing thing with sliding doors all around it so I have to paint that stuff too. My back looks like a color wheel from my tattoos and the various shades of pink, red and maroon from my sunburn. I watched my two best friends get their first tattoos last night, so now there is only one guy in our group that doest have at least one. I started wondering what all of us were going to think when we get what the **** were we thinking when we were 18? But I suppose I hardly even notice mine are there because they are on my back so they arent staring me in the face every time i look in a mirror. We also spent like 3 hours baking cookies making a complete mess of my house and I didn't go over board on anything! Jen, Joey, and Hannah were taking that dough out, and I was pretty good. Maybe a wee little taste :).

Faye-that is so rad. I have had a few poems of mine published as well. I used to be able to write pretty well, I can still BS my way through any essay or short story in about 10 minutes. I wrote a 5 page research paper on a poem I had never read 20 minutes before it was due, and I ended up with an A on it. But lately I have found that I can't write poetry as well these days. I used to write all the time. It was mostly that dark teenage angst the whole world is against me kinda stuff...and Im pretty much out of that stage. Now its hard for me to come up with decent material. Thank you for the poem :).

Julie-I would love to learn salsa! I would have trouble fiding a dancing partner though, none of my boys like to dance. I also would really llike to learn hip hop. There is a lot of urban culture around me, so thats sorta what I am used to. My buddy Ash has been belly dancing for like 12 years or some insane amount of time like that. She tried to teach me one day, I'm not too good at it.

Okay well, as for everyone else, I hope yall are doing well!

I have to still do a ton of stuff before I can get goin outta town. I won't be back until Tuesday, so ya'll have a great weekend!!.


03-19-2005, 08:24 AM
SATURDAY: Today is Sunny Thoughts Saturday. What do you have to share with us to make us laugh?

My contribution:

A car was driving down the street when all of a sudden it started swerving. The car was going back and forth till someone with a cell phone called the police. A police officer pulled the car over. A blonde rolls down the window and says, " Officer, I'm so glad you are here. I saw a tree in the road, then I saw another. So I had to swerve to keep from hitting it!" The officer looks at her, then says, "Ma'am, that's your air freshener."


Faye :bravo:
Amanda :bravo:

Have a great day!


Amanda Panda
03-19-2005, 09:46 AM
Hi all,

I had a 4 point day yesterday - even though I've still got PMS, I'm really trying to get back on track. I've decided to increase my calorie allowance by 150 during PMS week which means I avoid the disappointment of constantly going over my calories a little bit. I'm definately back on track with my exercise, I'm back on the exercise bike which I hadn't done for about 2 weeks - it wasn't as hard as I thought it might be, although I'm sticking to 30 mins at the moment, where before I was on 35 mins.

I bought a really lovely denim jacket - and it was cheaper than I expected, so I could afford a pair of trousers aswell! :cp: As soon as I saw the jacket, I knew it was exactly what I wanted, but suprise suprise they were sold out of my size. In the end I got the next size down and although it's a little tight on the bust at the moment, I'll soon slim down. The trousers I bought are baggy combat style in a rich chocolate brown - really funky! I bought these in my normal size UK 24 (US 20 I think), and though they fit perfectly well on my thighs and bum, the waist is so loose that they are nearly falling off! The thing is I know that a 22 will be too tight on my thighs and bum, so I'm going to keep them and hold them up with a belt! This just goes to show that I am really losing weight from my waist and hips at the moment - hopefully my legs and bum will catch up soon! That's the thing when you lose weight isn't it - you are often inbetween sizes and a bit out of proportion!

Faye - well done for keeping on track! I'm sure your scales will show a big loss soon. Like you say, you are losing - you just haven't got the exact numbers to prove it yet. About the treadmill thing - my sister is a fitness instructor and she always tells me to try to go for as long as possible for as fast as possible! Time and mileage are more important for fat burning than stamina and hill climbing - although a slight incline will really burn fat as long as you are still walking fast.

Nikki - Sorry you got sunburnt, I know what agony that is! Have you decided what to do about your folks moving? If you go, then surely you will have to pull out of college as well? I expect that you've spent alot of your childhood caring for your mum - personally I don't think it's in your best interests to go, it's time to look after yourself. I know it's not as easy as that though when you have guilt and pressure put on you. Is your mum on medication, or getting any other help - it sounds like she needs professional support.

Julie - ooh, I'm intrigued by your secrecy! Can't wait to find out what it is that has got you all excited! Hope you got some great bra's and books!

Carri, Sandy, Jan - hello!

I'm off for my swim now!

Love Amanda x

Amanda Panda
03-20-2005, 09:53 AM
Oh Gosh, I can't believe no one has checked in since my post yesterday afternoon! Don't mind me, I have no life! :lol:

I got 4 points yesterday. My pool is closed for a week now for repainting :( so I don't know what I am going to do! The prospect of going on the exercise bike for 7 days does not fill me (or my backside) with glee, so I'm going to check out a pool in a different area - it will mean a bus ride and back, but will be worth it!

Have a lovely day

Love Amanda x

03-20-2005, 10:21 AM