Support Groups - We're Newbies and Buddies!! #2

View Full Version : We're Newbies and Buddies!! #2

03-20-2005, 03:25 PM
OK New week, New Thread lets stay motivated together.
How are we all doing?

Its Monday 5:30am here I am about to leave for work so the week sofar has been great for me :D
I am still following WW at home and my weigh in day is Monday (I got new scales this week so unsure of loss.

03-20-2005, 05:52 PM
Hi all! I'm here for a few. Doing ok - but it's that TOM (not here yet, but I can tell it's on its way), so I don't even get on the scale til it's gone. LOL

03-21-2005, 12:24 AM
Tess- Thanks for starting the new thread!!!!

Jenn- Welcome, and I'm glad you followed us to the new thread.

It is still Sunday in Texas and I am getting ready for bed. I am on spring break this week but I'm sure my kids will still be wanting to get up early. So much for sleeping late!

My dad is coming to town tomorrow, so I need to figure out what I am going to cook this week while he is here. I've already warned him that I am doing WW and if he doesn't like what I cook, tough!! Although he will probably be shocked that I cooked. I have cooked more in the last 10 weeks then I have in the last 10 years.

I hope everyone has a good Monday, and I'll check in tomorrow.


03-21-2005, 10:37 AM
Hi, all. I was out of town for the weekend. I'm glad someone started a new thread since I was losing track of who was actually participating in the last one. I guess I have a short attention span :lol:

It's TOM for me right now, and I'm hoping that I can ignore cramps enough to actually work out soon. For now it's just OUCH!

03-21-2005, 11:52 AM
Hi to you all!!!

Thank you Tess for starting a new thread. I thought I had lost everyone for good. :) I am feeling heavy and getting close to TOM also. I am staying off the scales for now. I am going to drive my kids to Virginia this Friday to see their Dad. He has been so busy with work and can not come home for Easter.

I am starting to get my oldest son to eat a lil better. I have taught him how to read the nutrition label. No to sure that is good or bad. Now he knows when I am cheating.

Well I have to go for now. I am only working a half day today so I will check in tomorrow. Everyone have a good day and drink lots of water!!! ;)

03-21-2005, 03:39 PM
tuesday 5am
HI everyone
glad to see you all found the new thread, TOM is just ending here so I expect a huge weight drop :D My eating has been going well but i need to drink lots more water. I have to go to work now but I def will post in more detail tonight.
have a great day / night everyone

Tuesday 5pm
Well food wise Im doing great, eating well and all on points, I do feel a bit blue this week, family, work and last weeks flu taking its toll I feel way to tired to exercise at the moment. I not getting enough sleep either which doesnt help any - I sleep great when I finally get to sleep but that is taking longer than usual. right now I am feeling guilty because I blew off a going away party for a woman at work on wed night and others in my team think thats pretty low but i really am too tired and cranky about old work crap that is being rehashed at the moment. I am not even looking forward to seeing my parents tommorow I just want a couple of glasses of red and to be left alone except from a very quiet dh (might need strong tape for that though to cover his mouth) ;) . argh maybe a walk will cheer me up.
xx Tess

03-28-2005, 10:00 PM
Where did everyone go???????? I was on spring break and I come back and everyone is gone!! Is anyone out there???


03-28-2005, 10:55 PM
Hi Paige,
I'm still here but maybe the others are on holidays? I dont know. How was your Easter? I went a smidge off track but I am back on now and all pumped ready to go.

03-29-2005, 08:23 PM
Hi Tess!!! I am glad you are still around. I thought maybe I had missed something when I got on nobody had posted for a week. I did get side tracked a little while on spring break as far as the diet goes, but hopefully it won't be too bad at WI on Thursday. My dad was in town and we spent my vacation painting 9 rooms in my house. I had to go to work today so I could rest!!! So much for a vacation. It felt good to be back on my plan today.
Hope you are having a good evening.

04-04-2005, 12:37 PM
Hi Tess and Paige!!! Are we the only ones left??? I went to Virginia to see my hubby and his family for Easter. He is back home with us now though. I did not do to much exercise while I was gone but did VERY well with eating. I did not cheat hardly at all. I must say I was very proud of myself. I hope everyone is doing ok. I am sad that we lost so many people. Talk to you girls later on today. Time for mid morning snack.

04-04-2005, 04:27 PM
I just joined today. So I'm new. I'm looking for support. Would like to loe 30 more lbs. Am I in the right place? Thanks everyone!

04-04-2005, 05:49 PM
Welcome slim4ever!!!! My name is Jamie. You are in the right place. We use to have a lot of women in this thread. Not sure where everyone has went. I have been on vacation for a little over a week. I am trying to lose a lot of weight. The ladies here have some very good idea's and are supportive. I will be checking in daily now. Not sure if others were on spring break or not. Once again welcome and good luck.

04-04-2005, 09:13 PM
Hi Jamie! I'm with you I don't know where everyone went. It was like all of a sudden everyon vanished. I do check in everyday to see if anyone has come back . Hope you had a good trip and congrats on eating well while you were away!


Welcome slim4ever!!!!

04-05-2005, 09:55 AM
Good morning Paige, Tess and slim4ever!!!!

I think we are the only ones left. If I am incorrect............Good Morning to those I missed. I have started a new exercise workout this week. It is a cardio/Abs one day and strengthing the next for 6 days and then take the 7th day off. It is kicking my butt!! ;) I have only done one day of each but can really feel it. I guess that is a good thing though. I am really watching everything I eat. I even gave up my Diet Mountain Dew!! Oh how I miss my Dew. I drink nothing but water. I was not big on water but have learned to deal with it.

I hope you all have a great day. I have to go to the water cooler here at work before I start my shift. Talk to you later in the day.

04-05-2005, 11:09 AM
I think a lot of groups are going through slow times at this time of year. I am also part of the Moms Losing Weight group, and we went from 2 pages a day to not even making 2 pages in a week.

My scale was stuck in the same place for a while which was pretty discouraging, so I ended up not posting too much. It finally seems to be moving again (in the right direction). I know it's not all about the scale and my measurements went down even when the scale didn't move. It's just hard to ignore the scale now. I think I need a 12 step program :lol:

04-05-2005, 05:32 PM
Woo Hoo Michelle!!!! I notice your weight lose chick says "20 Pounds". I remember when you changed it to 10. Way to go. I am also glad to see that there is one more of us still out there.

04-07-2005, 09:43 AM
Just checking in and noticed no one is home!!! I am doing really good with my new workout. I am on day 5 and still enjoying it. Saturday is my day of rest for the week. Hope all is ok with everyone. Have a great day.

04-07-2005, 09:53 PM
Hey Michelle and Jaime!!!!

Great job with the workouts Jaime!! I really need to work on that area. I had my WI today and only lost a pound. But I guess that was pretty good since my birthday was last weekend. And you know how birthdays go. Although I did really well on the big day, it was the week leading up to it that messed me up. I was not very happy to turn 40 to say the least.

Michelle, glad to see the scale is moving for you again. I agree with you it can get discouraging when you seem to be at a stand still. But you just have to keep plugging away. Keep it up!!!


04-08-2005, 09:55 AM
I just completely fell off the wagon yesterday- chips, ice cream, chocolate and all. I don't know what was wrong with me because it was never those foods that were my downfall in the first place. It was always the regular food that got me. To make things worse, I didn't end up working out yesterday either. Today I am determined to write yesterday off as a bad day and get back on track.

04-08-2005, 01:07 PM
Hi Paige and Michelle -

Michelle I to had a bad day yesterday. I had taco salad for lunch and Pizza for dinner then skipped my work out. I only had one day a week that I don't work out so I guess yesterday was it!! Today I am back on track. I hope all is going well for you both this beautiful Friday. I don't know how the weather is for either of you but it is great here and is suppose to be nice all weekend. Hope it is the same for you both. I will not be able to post until Monday morning. Have a great weekend.

04-08-2005, 08:05 PM
I hope you are both back on track now. Isn't it scary just how fast one can fall off the wagon. Once I start the whole day is shot. The weather has been beautiful, I just hope it last through the weekend.


04-09-2005, 12:30 PM
The sun is shining right now, but I have some bridesmaid necklaces I need to get made for an order. Oh well, maybe I'll make them tonight and enjoy the sunshine during the day instead :)

04-11-2005, 10:52 AM
Hello Gals - I had an ok weekend except for drinking Beer. The worst thing I could have done. I did really good eating but oh well back on track. I am hoping it did not do to much damage. It was a beautiful weekend. Had a family BBQ yesterday and did not eat anything I shouldn't. That was really hard with all the family special casseroles and desserts. Everyone thought I did not feel good or something. I normally would have had a couple plates of bad things but I stuck to my guns and did not have anything. It felt pretty good. Hope you had a great weekend too. Need to get to work so I'll check in later.

04-14-2005, 10:42 AM
I am guessing that no one is left on this thread. I have been checking in daily and no one has posted. I hope you all are doing well.


04-14-2005, 11:24 AM
I think it must be a nice weather thing. The Moms Losing Weight group I'm in used to have 2 pages of posts every day so they started a new thread each day. Right now there is one thread posted for the entire month, and I don't think anyone has posted to it in several days.

I haven't posted since I'm still on an insane eating kick. I think the only thing keeping me from ballooning to 10 times my current size is that I've continued to exercise in spite of it.

I read recently that when you start lifting weights, it makes you much hungrier. Maybe that's it, but I think it's more craving from TOM than anything.

04-14-2005, 12:49 PM
I too am eating more since adding weights to my routine. You need to eat more when lifting. I am just trying to be careful of what I eat and the portion size. I have starting using the smaller plates and my main portion is no larger than my palm of hand. I seem to be doing ok with that. I am craving sweets right now though and can not find anything to satisfy that. Well I hope you are doing well Michelle and keep up the great work exercising.

04-14-2005, 07:48 PM
Hi girls!
I have been a little bit busy lately but havent forget about you. Everyday i think, God they must think that I completely about the board, but i havent!
As you all may know I'm updating myself on what has been going on here, and I hope to be updated by the end of the week!
Till then i'll stop by to say hello!

Take care!



04-15-2005, 10:15 AM
I haven't worked out in a couple of days, unfortunately. The day before yesterday, I had pulled a thigh muscle so I just gave it a rest. Yesterday I was ready to workout when my daughter came home from school. First she wanted to talk to me about things, then I was checking her homework, and then I got a couple of phone calls. After all of that, I decided it obviously wasn't meant to be :lol:

I'm going to make a serious effort to be back on track with eating and exercising again today. I've been pretty lax and stopped counting calories (mainly because I know I don't want to know). I didn't even weigh myself today since I don't think the scale can continue to ignore my week long eating binge. On the positive side, I have been taking measurements so even when I'm not losing weight, I know I've lost several inches over the past couple of months (didn't figure out an exact number, but oh well.)

04-17-2005, 12:38 AM
Hey I'm new.... I just joined and I'm looking for support...I really need to lose some weight, and keep it off this time. I'm 29 years old and I'm a mom to 3 cuties. I haven't been able to shed the pounds from my last pregnancy and He's 1 year old now!!! :o I'm hoping that getting involved in some groups will help keep me motivated.


04-18-2005, 10:19 AM
Kathy- if it makes you feel better, I haven't shed the weight from my last pregnancy, and she's a 7 year old :lol:

I bought a new outfit over the weekend- the first time I've done that since I started dieting two months ago. I bought the same style and same brand that I was already wearing, but it was 2 sizes smaller! :D The scale isn't moving lately, but something must be working.

04-18-2005, 12:53 PM
Welcome Kathy. I to am 29 and only have two boys. I have not lost the weight either and mine is 5yrs.

Michelle - Doesn't that feel WONDERFUL to buy something SMALLER!!! Way to go girl. I can't wait. I have not even went shopping for a while. I am still getting my medicine figured out for my thyroid. Hoping that will help some. I workout and watch what I eat very carefully right now and scale is still not moving. I get so down but hubby is giving alot of support right now.

Hope you all had a great weekend.

04-21-2005, 11:04 PM
Thanks Girls that does make me feel better...
I'm thinking about joining a gym.... There is one not to far from my house and the have a daycare center. That way I could work out while my hubby is at work.....
I don't feel like my aerobic tapes are doing it for me...


04-22-2005, 09:55 AM
I had so many reasons not to go to the gym once I moved to PA that I never ended up making it- not close enough, no daycare, not long enough hours, etc. If you have one with a daycare, that takes away a big excuse. You get a break and get to do something for yourself :D

04-22-2005, 03:53 PM
Yeah...being a SAHM I really could use the break from the kids sometimes...then Hopefully it will make exercising more of a treat rather then being another chore I have to do.... It sounds like it'll

04-27-2005, 12:33 AM
Hi guys!
So, I'm back, a little late but firmly back!!!! :D
In the last couple of weeks I was so busy, i didnt have anytime to myself.
I gained 3 lbs., and yes, i feel like a :censored: cow, not to mention that depression always comes along with candies when I gain weight.
Yesterday i said, i must get back on track with my life and loose weight, cause i really need it. Being over weight causes me pain in my feet, cause they are so tiny to my body, I'm a size 6 and 5'6'' tall!.... i guess they just dont belong to me :lol:
The good news its that i kept drinking my water and tried to munch on healthy snacks, wich its very difficult when you got an ice cream fridge at work ( i try hard not to pass near it :lol: ).

On another note, welcome everybody that's new!!! :grouphug: , i hope you feel like home.

My goal stills the same, but i'll try to lose some weight by the end of the week, lets say 3 pounds? :lol:

Well, have a good night sleep. I'll check back tomorrow.

Lots of love,

Joana.- (

04-29-2005, 01:27 AM
Hey!, back again!
I see no one has come around.
I've been having some stressfull days lately, and while that's happening i get these huge cravings of sweets... work its driving me crazy.
The good thing its that i have went to the gym in this past 4 days, and im drinking water.
Well, time to get some sleep.
See you guys around.



04-29-2005, 08:13 PM
Hey, Joana... still here just doing horribly with eating. I've been working out regularly again now that my cold is over, but I need to get back to having both things on track. It seems like if it's not one thing it's another some days, or maybe I'm just too used to making excuses :)

05-04-2005, 12:06 AM
Hey Michelle!, glad to read that you're feeling better.
Dont worry about eating...that makes us 2 with that horrible problem.
I went to the gym today and eventhough i havent been working out some of my friends said yesterday that i look less fat, wich i dont belive, but hey!, they really made my day! :)
Well, time to go to bed.
I hope to read from you girls soon! :)
Take care, lots of luv,

J.- (

05-04-2005, 10:21 AM
I finally got the eating under control yesterday, and I feel so much better for it. It makes me wonder why I do that to myself when I am so much happier on the days that I don't. I guess one good day was the kick in the behind I needed to be back on track.

Joana, good job on getting to the gym. I keep ignoring the weights, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it for now as long as I stick with doing something.

05-14-2005, 11:03 PM
hello everyone,

well I tried to introduce myself earlier.. but I was on the wrong thread.. so i would like to thank Michellejy for giving me the link here.

my name is carly, 36yrs i have 3 children and a wonderful hubby. I am just trying to see if you guys can help me figure out a way to get healthy. I need all the support I can get these days so it will be wonderful the get to know you all and learn from you .

have a great night


05-15-2005, 12:46 AM
Hi. I am new here also. I am Marthey (aka Michelle). I have doing the Woman's Day forum and I just found this site. I am in need of some additional support in my healthy eating plan. Since Oct of 2003 I have lost 112 pounds. I would like to lose another 30 and then I will see where I go from there. I have been heavy all my life, found out that I am type II diabetic and need to change things. Hoping to get more motivation from you all and hopefully provide some as well.

I look forward to getting to know all of you.

05-16-2005, 03:37 PM
Hey, Carly. I'm glad you made it to the right place.

For the two newbies, my name is Michelle. I'm 29 and have a 7 year old daughter. I recently remarried, and I want to lose some weight before travelling to the UK for my new sis-in-law's wedding in August.

Marthey, what did you do to lose so much weight? That's incredible!

05-16-2005, 08:42 PM
hi michelle,

thank you again for directing me in the right place. today has been a pretty good day for me. I have at this point stopped all add sugar which is a big plus for me. I'm 3 sugars in my coffee kinda girl. so i am happy with myself so far. my eating habits are really bad. so i guess that is next on my list along with stop smoking which will be my next step next week. I figure one new thing aweek then i wont go to crazy. I have started walking did about 45 minutes today. i was amazed how much fun i had. i didnt think of it as a chore. ya know what i mean. I need to really stay on track because like i had said I am very afraid since the lose of my mom and my gram being sick with the same thing. just scares me to death. this really isnt so much of a weight issue as it is a healthy issue. and i beleave you can all help me get fit and healthy. I so hope we can all help each other. have a wonderful night everyone.

and thank you,

05-17-2005, 12:33 PM
Hello girls. I was off track for so long I need to start over. I see we have some new people. Welcome to you all. I may as well be new as long as it has been since I posted. I am getting back on track. Have some medical issues right now so had to be careful what i was eating. Doctor said no exercise for a while. Did not gain anything so that is good. I am going to start out slow to get back into the routine. I figure walking to start. I can not jump back in to my cardio workout right away. That might Kill me. I was really trying to lose a bunch of weight before I turn 30.(September) I am hoping I still have a chance. I still drink alot of water everyday. I am glad to see that you all are still posting. I am gonna need alot of support these next few months. It is so hard working out alone. I lost alot of weight in 1999 because my mom and I walked every day together. Now she has moved and is not able to join me. She was such a great motivator for me. Well I will start to post daily now and hope you all are doing great.

Have a great Day!!!

05-17-2005, 04:46 PM
It's not usually the junk food that does me in. It's the real food! For some reason lately, I've been eating normal portion sizes at meals, but I'm snacking like mad. I was never a person to snack before.

Jme- I turn 30 in September too. I moved away from my mom. Before that, I went to the gym with her. Now neither of us go.

Carly- I think you are doing the sensible thing. People try to do too much at once and get overwhelmed, but if I stick with just one thing a week, I can normally manage. Now if i could just stay in the habit :lol:

05-17-2005, 09:31 PM
hello ladies,

well I walked again today and its amazing how good i feel. I have noticed since I stopped the sugar I havent been ready to take a nap at noon. which is a really good thing, because the boss probably would not like that much.
I have been drinking lots of water and that is helping me not smoke so much an other plus. the way i figure it every little thing is a plus, ok this is what i ate today. now be honest on how bad you think this is.

total of 4 cups black coffee today. about 2 quarts water.

breakfast- 2 pieces wheat bread with reduced fat peanut butter.
Lunch- about 1/2 cup left over Speg give or take a little..
supper- 1 piece chicken no skin, 1 large baked potato with beef gravy and mixed veggies. is this at all balanced ... you would think at 36 I would be able to balance my meals... well thank you for letting me babble to you.

Jme- if you were doing it before you will be able to do it again just take it a day at a time and i certaintly hope you Medical problems will get worked out so you can enjoy what you do.

Michelle- real food gets me too. I never know how to portion control... I like food, snacks all of it. so maybe we can support each on not over doing it.
well have a great night...


05-18-2005, 01:23 AM
Carly- you probably aren't getting enough calories there. I may have calculated incorrectly, but I don't think you were even at 1200. Fitday has a free online thing where you can check how many calories you are taking in. I downloaded the program (just because it seemed easier to use the PC version), but it might be worth checking out. I tend to worry so much about overeating that I end up not eating enough and then binging at the end of the day.

So are you a carb-aholic like me? :lol:

05-18-2005, 07:20 AM

I'm a food junky any kind...LOL.... well what is the appropriate amount of calories.. I am 5'5 roughly 138lbs give or take a pound or two. I feel like i am eating alot. because i use to not eat breakfast, sometimes not lunch.. now i am making it a point to eat and not just grab something. is that fitday a free download??? money is another issue I am working on.. man feels like I am turning my life upside down. Hopefully for the good.. I have a doctors appt on friday,.. they are going to do test hopefully to see where I stand in the healthy area if you know what I mean. how did you do yesterday did you exercise and eat healthy... I hope so.. I do think in time we will feel amazing and isn't that what we are looking for.. well I will chat with you later.. have to get ready for work,
have a great day.

05-19-2005, 10:24 AM
Carly, Fit Day does have a free online version, and they have something that calculates how many calories you should eat based on age, weight, and height.
Here's the website:

I know what you mean about not eating breakfast. Whenever I eat it, I feel like I'm having about 10x more food than normal, even if it's only about 100 calories. I guess it's a mental block.

I never did manage to work out yesterday. I've had a bunch of custom orders lately that I needed to get ready- not that I'm complaining :) It just doesn't leave lots of time for other things.

05-19-2005, 09:09 PM
Hi Michelle,

well that fit day said for me to be at my goal weight by july I have to lose a 1.52 a week.. that seems very hard.. sorry to say...LOL... not sure how i am suppose to do that. how many calories do I have to burn... man.. this is going to be hard...probably people are thinking a pound and a half a week is nothing .. but when you not sure what to do.. its alot....

what do you do for a living???

today I didnt do good at all with my eating ... had wheat bread and peanut butter that seems to be the normal for these days.. not sure what to do for breakfast.. Help... for lunch i had a chicken sandwich ,.. canned chicken breast, mixed with mayo and onion on wheat bread.. and for supper i had chinese food... it was very yummy by the way even if it is bad...

I will never get to my goal weight this way.. help,.... I did drink about a quart of water today... and as always I had my 4 cups of black coffee. so i do believe that is all i stuck in my tummy today.. is that bad??? help really needed.. Thanks for listening to me vent... Carly

05-19-2005, 09:43 PM
Hi everyone....stumbled upon this site today and after reading the posts in the forums...I think I have found the right site for me ...YAY !!.

I had the wake up call last week when I dug out my summer clothes and very few fit anymore. Thus prompted the inevitable stepping on the scales for the first time in over 5 months and saw that I had gained 40 pounds. I was already around 35 or so pounds over weight to start and when I saw the extra 40 (and I swear I don't know where it came from) :angel: ....I looked in the mirror for the first time in a long time....Really looked...and the person looking back was not the happy person I used to be.

I used to work in a job where I was on the go all the time and that changed to a desk job 5 months ago and on came the weight. Now it is time to get it those pounds off.

I have been excercising 30 - 40 min a day for the past 4 days....doing the Tae Bo & Boot Camp CRUNCH videos (they are intense....but amazingly fun...ok..the Boot Camp one is a killer if the truth be told..but I love it). I never ate a lot..but what I did eat was all the wrong starting on the healthy foods now.

I look forward to joining this site and the support and encouragement I see posted on these forums is amazing. :)

Oh...btw.. it is pronounced Taz - e- ah (Taz like the tazmanian devil for short... :devil: )

05-20-2005, 06:56 AM
welcome Tazia.. glad to have you here... now theres one more person I can bug for advice... LOL... how do you keep yourself motivated. that is a big issue with me....

Well have a great day...


05-20-2005, 09:01 AM on the scales for the first time in 4 days and down 3 lbs. I know it will come off faster in the beginning than it will later on, but it is such a boost.

I am lucky, I have a great boyfriend. He is living in Europe right now but everyday when I come home from work he is here and we talk on voice. I put the tape on and do it while he is listening and encouraging me.

I have to put the tape on within 15 minutes of coming home from work otherwise I found out I will find a thousand excuses not to do it later in the night. Plus it gives me an energy boost for the evening. I have no children, so that puts me at a little advantage of being able to do it when I come home from work. I know it would be much harder to fit it in otherwise.

The CRUNCH tapes I use are fun...they are intense in parts though and I have discouvered muscles in places I didn't think they existed. The first 2 days I was sore, sore, sore in some spots...but that is going away the more I do them. I have a series of 4 tapes that I am going to use in a rotation cycle so I don't get bored with the same thing over and over every day and I find that is helping.

My biggest downfall....pasta and Nacho Cheese Dorritos... :T But I have made a commitment to cutting back on those.

Ohh..and I like the last part of your name CarlyTAZ... :)

05-20-2005, 10:28 AM
Carly- When you did the Fitday calculation, did it tell you give you the calculation of how many calories you need to cut back each day? If not, the PC version I have will do that and I can check it for you based on your height, age, and weight.

I think the best way to stay motivated is by finding an exercise you actually enjoy. It won't help with the eating, but it does help keep you moving (which at least for me, keeps me more conscious of what I am putting into my body as well).

I have a small jewelry business, and most of my orders end up being custom orders. If you want to see what I do all day (when not posting on here), the website is

Tazia - Welcome. I tried that Crunch Boot Camp once, but it about killed my knees. I should have expected it, but I always have to try different things to find what I'll stick with.

05-20-2005, 10:35 PM
good evening ,

Michelle the Jewelry is very pretty.. I can see that would keep you busy.

well today wasnt a good day.. my gram is in the hospital something to do with they think she must have banged her head and she has bleeding on the brain.. you know when it rains it pours.. I know i came here for eating issues and fitness I hope you dont mind me venting. does any one know of a webbase place to go and just talk about all this. or is it ok to talk about it here. with just losing mom in March this just really hit hard I feel asthough i am losing my mind. I havent figure out how much one family can take. before something else happens. then on top of this my son came home from track and his track coached asked me to make him an appointment to have his skin checked because she is worried about him having skin cancer. I just feel like I am going crazy. i know life isnt suppose to be easy.. but really is it suppose to be this hard. I am sorry I now you are not a group for this .. please forgive me but you guys are the only place I have found that I can talk and i Get a response back. i am sorry.

anyways, I havent walked today was not in the walking mood.
my eating wasnt to bad.

I do certainly hope you all had a wonderful day.


05-22-2005, 01:16 AM
Computer problems have kept me from getting back onto this thread (and any others). Internet server has been doing some improvements and something happened where I could not get any internet service.

Michelle - You asked how I lost so much weight. I had tried all kinds of diets with some success but nothing like what I am doing now. After I found our about my diabetes I looked at all the weight loss programs and started doing my own. I cut out the bad carbs totally - no potatoes, bread (my weakness), rice, or pasta. I did Atkins for a couple of weeks and lost about 15 pounds. I discovered I couldn't keep that up. I needed to have fruit and veggies. I added back the veggies but I don't eat much fruit (and I know I should). I follow a 1200 calorie intake, portion control and lots of walking.

I started out only walking a couple of blocks at a time due to carrying so much weight and a curved spine. I would do a couple blocks for a week and then slowly increase that. I used to have to stop for short rest breaks because of the back pain. Eventually I was able to do a mile without stopping. Weight was coming off pretty good. A couple pounds each week. I still have trouble with the back and I also have osteoarthritis in my shoulders, spine, hips and knees. So I am a mess but I keep plugging away.

During the winter and any other bad weather (rain or it's too hot) I have a treadmill, exercise bike, cardio glider, ankle and wrist weights, stability ball, and a crunch roller. Hubby also built me a bench since I have trouble getting up or down from the floor.

So you can see I have all the needed equipment but I sometimes run out of motivation or life gets too stressful (more about that later).

The holidays did a number on me and I have been struggling ever since. Hubby is very supportive and walks with me most days. I also have two dogs that I take with me.

I have been gaining and losing the same ten pounds for quite a while now and I am trying to get back on track.

I am hoping that by joining you gals I can start again. This week has been pretty good and I have lost five of those ten. Now I just have to keep going.

I look forward to getting to know all of you and thanks for the welcome. Talk to you soon. Have a good weekend.

05-23-2005, 06:42 AM
Goodmorning everyone,

Well this weekend was a washout. I didnt really watch anything i ate or anything. this is what happens to me when I get upset I just let myself go.I know thats not what you are suppose to do, but that is what I have always done,. but today is a new day and I am going to start again. I just need motivation in the exercise area. didnt do any of that this weekend. but hopefully this week will be a good one. well I hope everyone has a wonderful day and I know you all did wonderful over the weekend.

have a great day.


05-23-2005, 05:17 PM
Carly no matter how you did over the weekend today is a new day and you can start again. The same with the exercise. When you get upset try taking a walk to calm down. Whenn you are calmer you can get a better perpesctive on things and at the same time get in a little exercise. I know this is easier said than done. I tend to eat when I get upset also. You need a little time away from the situation and the walk should do it. And it will get you away from the food. Try it. It might work out for you.

I have done okay so far. The weekend wasn't bad for me. I was able to follow my plan. I did have some popcorn but that didn't throw me off too bad. I did stay away from all other junk food and the popcorn was low fat and low salt. It was okay but I could dream of the movie theatre butter kind.

Looking at getting an above ground pool. Mostly for theraputic purposes. I seem to be having more discomfort when I walk and thought the pool might be a better idea. Less pain in the joints. Will have to look more into this.

So fat today have only had 395 calories. No junk food so far and got in my walk and some gardening. Plan on a snack shortly but not sure what for dinner this evening. Might just end up having some fish, salad, and jell-o.

Have a good evening all.

05-23-2005, 06:11 PM
Well this weekend was not good. I did not exercise at all and the weather wasn't the excuse this time. I am never gonna reach any weight loss goals if I don't get with it. I need some motivational skills. I use to never have this problem and now look at me. It ready to be TOM so scared to get on any scales and my hubby has hidden the scales from me to break the morning habit. I just can't seem to get going these days. I look in the mirror and hate what I see. You would think that would be motivation enough. I just always seem to have something else that needs done first.

Anyway I hope you all had a great weekend and have a wonderful week. I'll keep in touch.

05-23-2005, 07:08 PM
Hey, everybody. I spent the weekend in Ohio with my parents, eating way too much and not doing enough, typical family visit :lol:

Carly- don't feel bad about venting here. The emotional stuff has a big impact on how we do with taking care of ourselves. Besides, this is a support group, right?

Marthey- you are my hero. I know if I was in your position, I'd end up using all of those reasons as an excuse not to do anything and to not feel guilty about it. I really don't think I could ever give up carbs, but I admire anyone who has the willpower to stick with that.

Jme- how about we take turns giving each other a kick? I think for every good day lately, I have 3 bad ones. I know I'm about due for TOM myself, and I swear there aren't enough chips and snacks in the world right now for me. ;)

05-24-2005, 06:53 AM
Goodmorning Everyone,

Well yesterday was a little better for me with the eating thing. when I am at work its so much easy to watch what i Eat... LOL... at home well thats different. and with my life being so upside down I just want to grab a big bowl of Ice cream and drowned myself in it.. I have not done that...

thank you Michelle, you are correct this is a support group... :) well today is a new day and I will try a bit harder to get on the right side of the tracks.. I did go and take a walk last night... yippy for me at least that is a step in right direction. If it doesnt rain I will do it again tonight. if not on the treadmill I go.. I just get bored walking the treadmill... but anyways, I did drink about 2 qts water yesterday,,, my eating wasnt great but not really bad.. today is going to be better. thank you all for letting me vent here and thank you for all your great advise.. I am very happy I found this group.. have a wonderful day.. I will be back tonight to let you all know how I did today.. Carly

05-24-2005, 04:03 PM
Hey everyone. I am feeling in better spirits today. Have not done too bad eating but like carly i can watch what I eat better here at work. Big Holiday weekend coming up scares me. We go camping (all the time) and it is worse to try and pack good snacks then. My youngest son and myself are the only ones in the family whom eat fruit. I really wish I could get the whole family to eat better. That is my long term goal. (after the weight loss ;) ) I hope you are all having a wonderful day and drink lots of water. Especially if you all are exercising in this heat. I am going to walk tonight. We have a little puppy (well not real little, he is a 4 month old Lab) and I want to get him to start walking with me. Maybe he will motivate me to walk everyday.

Will post again tomorrow. Do any of you set yourself a daily goal?? I am starting to. So if you do.....Good luck to you on your daily goal!!!!!

05-24-2005, 11:23 PM
The last time I took my dog for a walk at the park, he decided to suddenly just lie down on the track and not get up again. I said "come on, just a bit further" and he just looked at me out of one eye without even lifting his head. I said "fine, we'll go back to the car then," and he jumped up, turned around, and started trotting back the way we came. :lol:

05-25-2005, 06:53 AM
Goodmorning ladies,

Jme- what kind of daily goal are you going to set for yourself, maybe you can help get me motivated by doing something like that..

Michelle- That is to funny,, what a brat your doggy is...

well the last few days as you know have not been so great,.. gram is still in the hospital.. taking all kinds of test.. its really stressing me out.. but i am coming to terms with the fact that i can not control this so try to go with the flow.

i need to stop smoking so PLEASE all the motivation you guys can give me would be wonderful.. I am having a real hard time with this.. also, I am afraid if I stop I will start gaining weight... stupid huh.. anyways, have a wonderful day.. I will post later tonight...


05-25-2005, 10:19 PM
Carly - Sorry to hear about your Gram. May I ask what seems to be the problem. You may have mentioned it before and I missed it. What are the tests they are doing on her? You will be in my thoughts and prayers. And good luck with the smoking cessation!

Michelle - Cute story about your dog. What kind is she/he? How old? I have two - BayLee (male) is a minature schnauzer that is 7 and Hattie (female) is a malamute/doberman that is 9. She is about 125 pounds and BayLee about 25 pounds. They both love to go for walks and also riding in the car. Not so much in the truck as Hattie needs a ramp and doesn't like using it much. BayLee has no fear of anything. I love to watch him try to herd Hattie. He has no idea he is so much smaller than her. They are fun to watch.

Eating has been good the last few days. Monday only 746 calories, Tuesday 1144, and today only 848. I know I should be eating more like 1200 which I normally do but the last few days my sinues have been upsetting my stomach just before dinner so I don't much feel like eating.

Have only been walking a mile in the morning as I pretty much hurt all over. I have been painting our bedroom and that is taking all the energy I have. I need to take two pain pills before bed so that I can get a good nights sleep. I have a curve in my spine just below my waist and after doing so much work on my feet it becomes pretty painful at night.

Not much else going on. Have a good week everyone.

05-26-2005, 06:50 AM

Marthey- my Gram has Pancreatic cancer and also this weekend she ended up in the hospital for bleeding in her brain. I am still not sure what caused that but they gave her a MRI and Cat Scan. March of this year.. I lost my mom To pancreatic cancer.. so when things start happening to my gram I very much lose my mind. these are/ where the two most important women in my life I am a bit lost these days.. i think I am having such a hard time getting myself motivated because I am some what very depressed. I am hoping that I can just get my act together I know my mom would not want me to go down hill at this point and I know i need to be strong for gram. thank you all so much for your support I am very happy I found this place. just knowing there is someone to talk to is very nice.

you will get your eating habit back to where it needs to be.. sounds lilke you are doing great.. other then the pain you have.. which I am sorry to hear about. Have a great day.. Carly

05-26-2005, 01:03 PM
Hey carly - On the daily goals I just try to think of something that I need to work on for the day and stay focused on that. Like Today - We are have a Pizza Party for birthdays at work. So my goal for today is "No Snacking" Just little goals to help me stay focused. It may be one day that I am walking at least 2 miles and another day that I have to drink only water.

Now regarding your Gram and mom, first off let me start by saying "Peace be with you". I lost my Gram in June of 1999 and my father in November of 1999. It has been a hard road ever since. I was always a "Daddy's Girl" and proud of it. I still am. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know this is a difficult time for you. Just so you know.......I was advised by the doctor to not try to quit while I was so stressed with knowing I was losing my Daddy. I quit smoking after he passed away. Not right after either. It took me about a year after he was gone to even try. Been smoke free for a little more than 3 yrs now.

Well I hope everyone is having a good day. I will post later.

05-26-2005, 01:19 PM
Jme has a good point. If you try to quit while you are so stressed, it's pretty much setting yourself up to fail (which will give you one more thing to be stressed about). My little brother smokes a lot, and he's finally getting down from 2-3 packs a day to 1. I wish he'd stop totally since my grandpa died from it at a fairly young age (early 50s). At any rate, you have the desire to quit, so you will. Just don't add more pressure on yourself now unless you think you are up to it.

Marthey- my dog is a Miniature Schnauzer too. I used to have a Doberman and a Smooth Fox Terrier as well, but I had to find homes for the two of them when I got a divorce. My schnauzer is such a great dog. I take him with me on the weekends I go to Ohio, and my mom calls him her "grandpuppy." :lol:

05-26-2005, 10:27 PM
Carly - Thanks for the info about your Gram and sorry for the loss of your mother. This is indeed a difficult time for you but know that we are hear for you. I pray that your Gram will be better soon. I whole heartely agree that this is not the time to think about quitting the smoking. When my first husband was ill (kidney failure) our doctor said the same thing about trying to quit. I alread had enough stress and hubby's health concerns to deal with. I did quit some time later but have recently started again because of stress with current hubby (possible alzheimers). I smoke so that I don't overeat. One day I will quit again but want to get eating under permanent control.

jme - Sorry to hear of your loss also. It is never easy. My first hubby passed away in 1988. Complications of diabetes that lead to kidney failure and then heart failure. That was my tough year. So when I found out about my diabetes it through me for a loop. Started healthy eating and exercise program almost immedietely. I had seen the complications first hand of this killer disease and want no part of it so I take one day at a time and eat and exercise like I should. I have had some back sliding but I keep plugging away and soon I should be about where I want to be.

Eating was under 1000 calories again today. Another round of upset stomach. Had some beef broth and crackers for dinner tonight. I did have some greasy chicken for lunch and then the upset stomach. No more greasy (deli style) chicken for me.

Weighed this morning and no loss but no gain either. I think once I get back to my regular exercise routine losses will follow.

Have a great Friday gals and thank you ever so much for the support here. You all are great!!!!!!!

05-27-2005, 06:36 AM

First off, I would just like to thank you all. I think maybe your right about the smoking thing.. so I will stop beating my self up about it at this time. I have been pretty depressed these past few days so everything seems to have go hey wire. havent eaten as well as I should be.but today is a new day.. I will begin again. it seems when I get really down nothing seems to matter.. (very bad way to be) but I will begin to work on that. maybe if I get my emotions in order it will help put everything else in some kind of order.

you guys, seem to be doing wonderful, I am very proud of all of you. sorry for my emotional break downs on here. but thank you all so very much for helping me in this lifes journey. i think my goal for today will be watch what I eat and try to smile more.

have a wonderful day and god bless you all,


05-27-2005, 11:30 AM
Unfortunately, I can't say I'm doing well with the diet and exercise, but I guess it counts that I haven't said "screw it! I give up," right? :lol: I think I have an obsessive personality sometimes. Whatever I'm doing becomes my main focus. Lately, I've had a lot of new jewelry ideas so I've been skipping out on exercise and doing that instead. Hopefully, I'll get my act together soon.

05-30-2005, 12:41 AM
Hello Ladies,

Well I have to say this weekend was a washout but i am not beating myself up about it. I will begin again. some one of these days It will kick in. anyways, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. will check in tomorrow.

05-30-2005, 04:45 PM
I've been eating a touch better, and I even managed not to buy chips when I went to the grocery store today. Well, it's a start :lol:

06-01-2005, 07:40 PM
Hey Ladies - I got lost for a lil bit. This weekend was not as bad as I thought. I did pretty good for camping. I did not even eat one marshmallow. Of course the Beer did not help. I only drank on Monday though so that should count for something. ;)

Michelle - GOOD JOB staying away from the chip isle. I have a very hard time with that. I swear those Dorito's call my name every time.

I have decided I need to get more serious with the weight loss. Doctor said I can start exercising more now. That should help. It looks like you are all doing pretty good. That is good to hear.

Carly- Emotional Break down???? Not a problem at all. That is why we are here. Not only do you need support for weight loss in general but emotions play a MAJOR role in weight loss. Any time you need to vent..........Lay it on girl. I am hear to listen and give any advise I can to help support you. I am sure the other ladies would agree.

Do any of you know how to find out how many calories a day you should eat to lose weight?? I had a really good website at one point in time and can not locate it anymore. Would really like to see what amount I should be taking in to lose this.

Hope you all have a wonderful evening. I am getting ready to leave work now and go home to enjoy my family. Talk to you ladies tomorrow.

06-01-2005, 10:31 PM
Good evening ladies,

Jme- good job when camping... I'll tell ya... when i get out in all that fresh air all i want to do is eat... so congrats on not over doing it. you are a much stronger lady then I.

Michelle- I think staying a way from the chips is better then just a touch better. go girl you are doing wonderful...

Let me just tell you, that I have been doing so bad.. its not funny.. I do not know if its because I am just really depressed .. my outlet has pretty much been food my whole life... or because I just had a birthday and feel really over the hill. I know its all up to me but man, what a time I am having.. but I am not giving up just need to find something else to do with myself. I have a question... does any one have any cheap (lack of funds in this house) recipes that are healthy. I have not cook good for me food in years and I am having a hard time figuring it out. just keep in mind my family is not supporting me in my efforts at all... so in this house its mostly steak and potatoes ya know what I mean. so any advice on making simple meals for myself would be greatly appreciated. you guys are great have a wonderful night and a great day tomorrow.


06-02-2005, 11:32 AM
Jme- check they have a free thing online to calculate how many calories you should eat.

Carly- I don't eat any differently from my family. I just eat better portion sizes. I do use low fat versions of things like sour cream, cream cheese, and Miracle Whip, but they taste the same to me as the regular versions. What type of food do you like and I'll see if I can find a recipe or two for you? I love garlic soup, and I have an old WW recipe for broccoli and wild rice soup. Chicken fajitas can also be a pretty good low fat meal.

06-02-2005, 11:27 PM
Hello ladies,

well Michelle, I like just about anything... but I would like to find some recipes that freeze well at least that way i can make them and freeze them. I know they say you should eat meatless meals a few times a week... here's the problem.. I have never ,,,, not that i remember ... ever eaten a meal with out some kind of meat.. and also, I here you should eat lentils, beans well not much of those either. well my husband makes this really really good bean stuff but man high in calories.. but really yummy...

but anyway, I was just thinking if i could find recipes that freeze well... maybe i could have a cooking day for myself and then freeze meals for the week, month.. what ever.. then still cook for the hubby they way he wants ... just trying to figure out how to simplify my life.. because its just so out of control right now.. thank you Carly

06-03-2005, 11:05 AM
Hmmm... I never freeze food after I cook it so I don't know how well anything I make would freeze. I tend to eat more vegetarian meals when I can get away with it, but my husband likes to have meat in every meal so I just sneak them in whenever I can :)

06-04-2005, 07:32 AM

Michelle, thank you, i guess i need to stock up on veggies..

I hope everyone has a nice weekend.


06-05-2005, 10:15 AM

I hope everyone is well.. there hasn't been much activity on here lately.
well my eating has been so - so but I am not giving up on it. I have been doing a little more cleaning and walking around I think those things help get you going, I have decided to declutter my house and declutter my life I hope I can get there. I know its possible. soon there will be balance I just have to work alittle harder at it. well I hope everyone did wonderful this weekend.. which I am sure you all did. have a good one.


06-05-2005, 10:32 AM
Hey, Carly. My mom and dad are in town until tomorrow. They came yesterday to bring the car I left at their house. I'm restoring a '62 convertible Beetle, and at the time, I already had another project car at my house so they were nice enough to keep the convertible at their place. Now it's here (in all of its millions of pieces :lol: ) and ready for me to work on again. I can't wait to get started again. If only I could find the Bently manual I lost when I moved to PA, I might have a shot at getting her put together correctly...

06-05-2005, 09:41 PM
Hey Michelle,

Wow, you have many talents... well I hope you are enjoying your parents visit...


06-06-2005, 01:46 PM
My parents went back home this morning, and we had a really nice time while they were here. Amazingly enough, my dad even liked how I decorated my bedroom. My dad is pretty much horrified by the way I've decorated my entire house, but I don't take it personally. :lol:

06-07-2005, 06:40 AM

Michelle... I am so glad you had a nice visit with you parents.. so how do you decorate??? are you one of those colorful people.. i bet you are.... :) my step dad has been coming down and staying over nights here the past couple days.. he is pretty lonely with out mom and likes to come and hang out and chat. he ended up in the hospital last week for a couple days because the stress has gotten to be to much for him... so I have been trying very hard to help him.. he drinks alot more these days which very much scares I have been trying to help him slow down on that a bit.I cant control him but I think he is comforted in the knowledge of knowing that me and my family are here for him.he had it in his head that after mom left us that all us kids would leave him.. i certainly hope he is realizing no matter what we are all in this together. but anyways, with the eating I have been trying to do the portion control thing.. sometimes it works sometimes it dont.. but I am trying so that makes me feel better. on sunday.. me and the hubby changed rooms with our daughter.. what a project that was it was an all day thing... washed walls, carpets the whole thing.. but today.. my body is telling me all about it.. LOL... I found muscles I didnt even know I had.. well have a great day... i will check back later... Carly

06-07-2005, 10:59 AM
Yeah, I have the house of many colors. Here are some pictures I put up yesterday to show some friends

It's still a work in progress, but it's getting there. I don't think there is even one room I would consider to be "finished." :lol:

It's nice that you have a good relationship with your stepdad. I'm sure it means a lot to him.

06-08-2005, 06:39 AM

Michelle.. your house is so nice.. you have done a wonderful job. me I am a not that colorful.. all very light colors around here... my husband whats to paint the out side of my house cape cod blue... I am think oh no thats going to be to bright.. but oh well if thats what he wants then he can have it i suppose.

well things in my life are crazy and its so hard to keep up with taking care of my self. I have been starting to drink my water again so thats a start. my brother ended up in the crisis center last night.. they beleave he tried to commit suicide.... he says no... but if you could see the cut he inflicked on himself you would think the same thing.things in my personal life just keep getting worse. last week it was my stepdad at the crisis center because he kinda lost his mind.. the pressure of everything got to be to much for him. know this week my far this year has just been one up hill battle after another... I really need help getting motivated and positive... I try to stay positive but everything is just falling apart... makes it a bit more difficult. so any suggestions would be great on what you guys might think will get me started.

have a wonderful day...


06-11-2005, 10:58 PM
Carly, sorry to hear that things are so difficult for you right now. I know it is hard to take care of yourself when others are hurting so much. Remember you can't help others if you don't take care of yourself first.

Things with hubby are about the same this week. I also forgot to take of care of myself due to all the stress with him. I just felt like I didn't care anymore. It was hard to stay focused on my healthy eating and exercise.

Hubby had new doctor's appointment Monday and he said that this is probably not Alzheirmer's as it uusually shows up in younger people. My hubby is 78 so this is more likely dementia or possibly vascular disease. New care provider suggests seeing a cardioligist. They will make appointment and call us. Hubby did have a stress test this week also and they found heart pumping at 59 percent. Said that was normal but blood being pumped back to the heart was diminished. Sounds like it could be a blockage to me. Might be from heart attack he had in 1975.

The last two days have been much better for the eating and exercising. It seems I may be getting focused again. Only 1215 calories on Friday and 1022 for today. And I have been very active today. Mowed back yard with push mower. cleaned out fish pond, did a mile walk on the treadmill, and pulled weeds after dinner this evening. Boy, am I tired. I should sleep good tonight if my back and leg don't keep me awake.

Thread seems a little quiet this week. Everyone must be out enjoying the warmer temps. We have been experiencing lots of rain lately. Still calling for more rain through Monday. Glad we got the pond cleaned out today.

Thats enough from me. Hope everyone stays focused or can get there this week. Have a good weekend all.


06-13-2005, 06:37 AM

I am sorry to hear about the difficulties in your life. I do hope things get easier and you take care of yourself. it is very difficult to do things for yourself when so many others need you, sometimes it gets very overwhelming and you forget that if you dont care for yourself then you are actually no good for anyone else. I do try to remember that... I am working hard on that.. hopefully some one of these days I will find balance and feel happy again.

Michelle, where are you??? Hope all is going well .....

everyone keep smiling today is a new day...


06-13-2005, 04:39 PM
Hey, everybody. I hope things are going better for you. For some reason, this thread didn't show up as having any new messages since mine, but I decided to pop on here and double check just in case. I guess it was just a glitch.

I haven't been exercising lately, and I'm stressing about living in this state, trying to get passports, getting my hubby a greencard, and everything else that could give me a headache lately. I think I've had a migraine about every day of the week lately. Blah.

I know; I'm whining. I'll get over it :)

06-13-2005, 07:53 PM
you poor thing,, I certainly hope you are taking something... I hope life gets a little less stressful.... I havent been doing to much of the exercise thing.. I do walk everyday for about 20 minutes to get my daughter from school.. so i think that counts.. I have been doing ok with the portion control.. but i havent been drinking my water like i am suppose to.. when i get down or depressed everything just goes haywire.. but i am trying to get out of this mood... I do believe there is a reason for everything and the good lord will help me find my way... it just gets difficult.. ya know.. but anyways... hope all is well,,,, and every one is fine...


06-14-2005, 07:11 AM
goodmorning ladies,

well, today is a new day.. for new beginnings.. so I figured i would stop in and cheer everyone on today... you can do it,,,, you can do it.... keep up the good work ... I am going to try and put the drinking water back into my day.. havent been doing that lately... so today is the day to start again..

well I have to get ready for work,,, hope everyone has a wonderful day....

keep smiling... carly

06-14-2005, 12:17 PM
Okay, Carly, you inspired me. I haven't been doing much of anything right lately so if nothing else, at least I'll get back to drinking water today. :)

06-15-2005, 06:36 AM
well i am glad I could inspire you Michelle, so keep up the great work.... I think we will all get the inspiration and motivation as time goes on... I am trying to really get in the groove of things.. slowly .... one baby step at a time. the only problem i have is everytime I decide to start doing something.. some problem seems to arise and i fall of the wagon so to speak... I need to learn no matter what is going on around me i have to try and stay focused on me alittle anyways... that is very hard on women.. we want to cure the world.. ya know.. so I think the habit off adding water to our day for the month of june is an execellent way to start... next month I will add another new habit... I think that is the only way at this point and time i can do this.. slowly,,, slowly,... but i know i will get to where i want to be and so will you..

have a great day.. keep drinking that water and smile... two great new habits for the month of june... :)


06-15-2005, 02:13 PM
I think that's exactly the problem I have with getting enough exercise. I feel guilty taking that much time for myself. My husband encourages me to take whatever time I need for myself so it's not like pressure from anyone other than me. I just can't adjust to being self-absorbed in any way. :lol:

06-16-2005, 06:42 AM
I have that same problem, and also i think i am just plain lazy... I need to get off that wagon thats for sure. so yesterday i did drink some water not enough but some.. guess some is better then none... my big problem lately is i have been eating ice cream with chocolate sauce (yum) like almost everyday. not sure why other then it taste good.. i think my depressed state doesnt help. I went last friday and had a cat scan done on my ab... I will be having these done every year or so because of my family history... so on tuesday i called to get the results and they need me to go and talk with the doctor... so i have an appt tomorrow.. these things are what makes me crazy... i was just hoping he would say everything is fine .. but with the way things have been going in my life.. i should have known it wouldnt be that easy... so i have been a wreck .. and i beleave that is part of my eating problem i eat when nervous and depressed... hmmmmm how do you change that behavior??? any great advice would be appriciated... i know i need to do something?? I am tired all the time and pretty miserable with myself... i do try to smile they say that makes your day better.. sometimes it does.. other times well who knows...

Michelle, you take the time you need for yourself if hubby is agreeing with you to do that then you schedule that time and just do it.. you are very important to your family and friends and if you feel better then you will take better care of them.. you know I am right... :) have a great day...


06-16-2005, 12:22 PM
I went through an ice cream kick lately too. I've been buying Healthy Choice ice cream and their mocha popsicles lately so at least I am better at controlling the servings.

I used to not eat when I was stressed, but now I'm the opposite. I don't know how I switched from one to the other, but I wish I could switch back :lol:

My grandpa had to go in for some sort of tests lately (I don't remember what for since he has heart and lung problems from working around asbestos for years), and when he called to get the results, the doctor made him come in for an appointment. Of course, he was really worried about it, and when he arrived at the office, the doctor said he was completely fine. I have had a doctor do that to me before too. I think some just look for ways to bill insurance unnecessarily without really considering how much they stress out the patients. Of course, it's all under the guise of making sure you understand the results, even when they are normal.

We bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee last week so now that we finally have a grown up car, I'm going to pack up the kiddo's bike and take her to the park.

06-16-2005, 07:22 PM
thank you for making me feel a little better... about going to see the doctor tomorrow... i will give you an update on what he has to say... i just get so stressed these days with everything that is going on.. that has gone on ya know... since mom's passing in march its like everyone thinks i can kinda take over some where she left off.. guess thats because i am the only girl.. but what they dont realize is i am just as messed up as they are about all this.. she was and always will be my best friend.. its very hard to get a grip when you miss someone so much.. then everyone else is looking at you for answers or to take care of them... ya know... but i am working hard at getting my life back in focus i know my mom would want me to do that... it just gets tough somedays.. but again thank you.. you are a great support... carly

06-17-2005, 11:39 AM
Hey, Carly, just wondering how things went.

I'll be visiting family over the weekend so I may not be online again for the next couple of days, but I promise I'll be back :)

06-18-2005, 07:04 AM
goodmorning Michelle,

I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your friends.... enjoy your time..

well I went to the doctors yesterday and here are the results...
1) I have divertculosius- so i have to do a life style change or i could worsen it and have to have surgery... that is not for me... so changing my diet will be the first step in keeping it under control..

2) I have to go for an ultrasound next saturday... they think I might have endometreous... (spelling incorrect probably). so I have to get that checked out see what they say then take it from there.

3) my blood pressure was a bit high... for me...for them to... but we think it was nerves because of go to hear the test results..

so for the next 3days i am on a liquid diet to help relieve some pressure in my stomach.. and after that I really need to look at my diet and make some serious changes... I think all will be ok... I just need to change... ya know..

I wanted to change so I guess maybe this is the push i needed.. who knows but now i will be more concious of what i eat .... i dont want pain in my tummy or worse have to have surgery.... so there it is in a nut shell... oh yeah and by the way i can never have nuts and seeds again.. bummer but hey small price to pay if i am going to be ok... right... anyways, i hope your weekend was wonderful .. i have to go into work for a few hours today :( but thats ok.. tomorrow will be rest day... :)
keep up with the good you have been doing I know you've been doing great.. and oh yeah.. I lost 2 lbs... how who knows but thats ok with me...

have a great weekend

06-20-2005, 10:40 AM
I've never heard of diverculosius, but it's great you control it with diet. Of course, I say that, but if controlling our diet was so simple, would we be on this forum? :lol:

My blood pressure tends to be high when I go to the doctor as well, but that's because going to the doctor stresses me out.

Well, I'm off to do more laundry and other exciting things.

06-22-2005, 06:54 AM
hello everyone,

well I have implemented 2 new habits well hopfully they will become new habits. 1) i have started streching first thing in the morning when i get out of bed.. i figure these old bones need to be ready to go for the day. and 2) drinking a glass of water before coffee or anything else goes in.. they say that really helps cleanse the body. i hate water first thing in the morning but i will get over that. oxygen and h2o are the best things for the body so what the ****, i will try it... LOL.... i have lost about 4 lbs was on a very low cal diet all weekend and the being of the week doctors orders... so that helps to kick start things. I am now going to try and eat more lowfat and more high fiber foods.. need to get this body of mine healthy... so we will see what happens. i do feel better at the moment so hey hopfully i can keep this up i would not mind at all. well i hope everyone has a great day ... keep smiling and push for improvement... we can all do it... support is the key to success... thank you for supporting me.... carly

06-22-2005, 11:15 PM
I've noticed that when I drink more water, I don't get my one zit a month when it's TOM. That makes it worth it for me :D

06-22-2005, 11:16 PM
Oh, and congrats on the 4 pounds. I'm jealous :)

06-28-2005, 06:55 AM
goodmorning Michelle,

sorry i havent been on to much the past couple days... been a bit busy around here. anyways, i kinda fell off the wagon a couples days and beleave me i am paying for in now... so i figure i better get myself completely serious about taking care of this body of mine.. with this stuff i have boy it puts you in pain when you dont do the right thing.. so i better knock of this cheating not to healthy for me... I hope all is well with you and you are probably doing great... I have started doing strectching in the mornings (yoga) just beginner style but hey its a start... i really need to incorporate the excerise thing more into my daily schedule.. I do walk to get my daughter from school but that will be stopping on wed... she will be out... so i have to do something for the summer ya know.. i will figure it out... anyways, have a great day.. keep smiling,.... and be motivated....


06-29-2005, 09:58 PM
My kiddo is already out of school so it's been crazy around here too. It takes her about 3 seconds before she is bored again. The only reason I'm getting a break right now is because my hubby is playing chess with her so I snuck away :)

I've been craving everything in sight lately... TOM is late so it's like the PMS is kicking in for some overtime :lol:

06-30-2005, 03:07 AM
well my daughter is out of school.. and now i have no idea what to do with her all summer.. she is almost 13 what a horrible stage she is in... moody one minute, sweet as pie that next.... i work all day so i dont want her staying home and in her room all day long doing nothing.. but havent figured out what to do with her..she use to spend every summer with my mom.. so this is a big change for her and me... its actually pretty sad.. but we will get through.. the good lord will show us the way... anyways, i think that has been some of my problem.. when i get depressed I always eat wrong.. so i need to figure out what else to do then that... still working on it everday.. someday the right thing will come along... well have a great day... carly

06-30-2005, 11:19 PM
I'm sure 13 is a tough age to deal with. I think sometimes that my daughter is 7 going on 17. Fortunately she has plans for the next couple of weeks and then again for two more weeks in August. That will about get us back to her being in school again.

06-30-2005, 11:27 PM
Hey, Carly... since it's just the two of us these days, you might want to check the Mom's Losing Weight Support Group thread on here. There are a whole bunch of new people who just joined and started introducing themselves so now is a good time to join and not get lost.