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LuckyLadyBug
05-03-2005, 07:47 PM
What we really want in a weight loss support group, boils down to one concept; we are looking for a sanctuary.

Sanctuary means different things to different people. Sanctuary is a place of peace, rest, safety, and rejuvenation. It keeps our spirit and our sanity intact.

Many of us who have a long journey down the weight loss path find ourselves in need of a break. Sometimes our bodies crave it, and sometimes the choice isn't ours, but circumstances forces it upon us. Other times, we need the clamoring throng to cheer us along our way as we breeze past milestones and overcome obstacles.

Sanctuary can be all that as well. It is what you need and when you need it. Sanctuary can be found in good friends who aren’t afraid of your truths and in an open, honest atmosphere.

Sanctuary isn’t judgmental, neither does it discriminate or ask to be censured. It is open to anyone with a desire to share, and especially those in need of and willing to offer support


LuckyLadyBug
05-03-2005, 07:52 PM
Hey, how are you and where are you?

I am so jammed with information in my head it is spinning.

I have to admit I ordered pizza in my room so I could study. The good thing is after 3 pieces (they were cut in small squares) I couldn't eat anymore.

I wonder if it will keep for breakfast???? :lol:

I can't believe the "motley crue" in my class. It is entertaining just watching everyone.

Well, off to study and will check in later.

lucky
05-03-2005, 09:13 PM
Lucky, I am so glad you found time to poke your head in and say hi. I hope your studies are coming along.

We've been away from home all day long otherwise I would have posted before now. So, here is my current dilema. To go to the gym, or not go to the gym. Our schedule got all screwy today and we ended up eating dinner later than usual. We finished eating around 7:00 and then it takes half an hour to get the kids cleaned up, etc. The gym is open until 9. I could still get in at least 30-45 minutes. But, ugh, I just ate and that always makes me feel "blech." Maybe I'll go out for a walk instead. It won't be the end of the world if I don't burn any extra calories (I've had less than 1200 today) but I really need to clear my head. The children are driving me crazy!

Addie is a screamer. Always has been. But she's four now and there is a little sass behind all that yelping. Will is old enough to have found the entertainment value of pushing her buttons. Some days it's like having TV/Radio static played in the background all day long. They are really good kids, well behaved more often than not, fun to be around, generally get along. I honestly don't need a lot of patience to raise them. Some days though they put me to the test and today was one of them. I failed miserabley. I hate the way I feel when I snap like this. I can be so ugly with such a nasty tone. I always catch myself when it occurs to me how embarrased I would be if someone overheard me scolding them in such a way. My mother always tells me, "You can't win a fight with a child. If you get in the ring with them you've already lost." Well, I let them beat me to a pulp this afternoon. But, here we are at bedtime. They are all cleaned up and ready for a story and to be tucked in. There is no way these are the same three kids from just a few hours ago.

Well, I think I just answered my own question. I'm going upstairs for apologies (me to them) and snuggles and then take a quick walk down the street and back to shake off the day. The gym will still be there tomorrow.

Goodnight,
Tricia


LuckyLadyBug
05-04-2005, 01:29 PM
Well, I think I just answered my own question. I'm going upstairs for apologies (me to them) and snuggles and then take a quick walk down the street and back to shake off the day. The gym will still be there tomorrow.

Good Mom, Tricia. Sounds like your kids are "being kids". NOT that that helps Mom!!!!

I didn't save any pizza for breakfast!!!! It was thrown out. I did "steal" a bananna and apple at the continental breakfast this morning for my lunch.

My head is just spinning - but I wanted to say hi before going back to class. Tonight will be major studying - which I am not great at.

I really like this laptop. Wonder if my friend would notice if I don't return it??? :s:

dkredondo: good to see your post. We all love Sanctuary. Are you falling a particular weight loss plan?

Well back to ^(&*(%^%^&%*^&%*^.

lucky
05-04-2005, 03:49 PM
Lucky, for what it is worth a laptop is worth every penny. I was lucky and got mine as a Christmas gift from my parents a year or so ago but would gladly spend the money on another now that I know how handy they are. I LOVE it. Greg has me set up with wireless access so that I can take in all around the house and outside. I don't do that often but it is great for when I need to get bills done, etc. and the kids want to ride bikes in the front yard or something. Sometimes I even take it to bed with me instead of a book (or Greg for that matter - LOL).

Well, today my calories are in check but they've all pretty much come from junk. Nothing terrible - just not as healthy as usual. Let me tell you, it was all good going down but I sure can feel the difference. I am a lot more sluggish than usual. It is weird to be able to tell the difference. I had to have felt this way all of the time 50 pounds ago. I remember saying that I wanted to have more energy but I suppose I spent so much time on the couch doing nothing that I didn't realize how bad it was. I'll have to make a mental note of this and use it to keep myself in line.

Today was my turn to take a snack for Will's class. You've probably seen these before but I used the clear 9 oz punch cups and layered oreo crumbs and chocolate pudding. Will cut out paper flowers that we glued to the end of plastic spoons. Stuck the spoon in the middle of the layers and layed a gummy worm on top. They turned out really cute. I've seen various recipes for it before and just adapted from them. Usually, you use a real flower pot with silk flowers and have the gummy worms layerd in. Anyway, I was pleased because the teacher sent a note home saying that the kids loved them and that they were definately the best snack they've had all year. I'm glad the kids like them but really I am most excited because Will felt so good that everyone made such a big deal about them. It is always so nice to help the kids do something that makes them feel good about themselves. Goodness knows he probably needed it after the day we had yesterday!

Alright, I'm off to blow bubbles - or chase them - whichever job I am assigned. Have a great afternoon!

Tricia

LuckyLadyBug
05-04-2005, 07:16 PM
Tricia,

I love bubbles. :bubbles:

I don't know when but I am definately going laptop. It is just TOO handy.

I first have to figure out how to come up with the money!!!

Glad your snack was a hit at school.

I have just lost all control over food this week. This hotel is a ways from anywhere to eat and I hate driving where I don't know where I am let alone going at night to someplace alone - :yikes: I chose the "bad" choice of ordering pizza. I can tell too that my body feels sluggish. I can't wait to get back to regular eating.

I go home tomorrow night - I won't get there until late and then have to be at work early in the morning. I know I will end up working Sat, then to my nephews prom, Dad's birthday Sunday, then work Monday and Tuesday and leave for the cities again Tuesday night!!!!!!

Lord help me!!!!

lucky
05-04-2005, 10:47 PM
Come up with the money? What? You don't have a money tree growing in your backyard? LOL!

Ah, the list of things I am trying to find the money for just gets longer and longer. The places from which I can actually find money just gets shorter and shorter.

I'm one of those frugal types but I like nice things - that is a pretty tough balancing act. We don't finance anything (well, our house of course) and we don't use credit cards so if we want to splurge we either have to save up or have a lucky windfall. But you know what always happens? I put my pennies away, finally save enough, and then all three kids outgrow their shoes at once or some other "necessity" rears its ugly head. Oh well, everybody is clothed, fed, and has shelter. That is so much more than a lot of people have so I guess I can live without whatever worthless trinket might catch my eye.

Now, to the reason I am really here. I had a terrible food day today. Let's see, I made homemade biscuits and gravy for breakfast. I skipped the gravy but did have a biscuit with the strawberry jelly we made and a piece of ham left over from dinner last night (340 calories), lunch was a serving of Tombstone cheese pizza (340 calories), two flour tortillas stuffed with leftover spanish rice, sour cream, and cheese sauce (360 calories), another serving of pizza for dinner (340 calories), some Ultimate cheese Munchies after dinner (85 calories), a small salad with 1 T blue cheese dressing (80 calories), 3/4 oz whole almonds and 1/4 cup lowfat cottage cheese (170 calories), and finally 1/4 of Jake's grilled cheese sandwich (60 calories).

I feel awful. Not guilty because I've ended the day with about 1800 calories which is more than usual but nothing detrimental -this will just be my high calorie day in the course of staggering for this week. Still, I'm bloated from all of the sodium. I feel overstuffed and have barely a nutrient to show for it. No wonder I was sluggish today. To top it all off I didn't get in a lick of exercise.

Tomorrow will definately be better. I've taken a little extra time tonight to plan out our day. Today got all screwed up schedule wise. We were late getting to school and it just went downhill from there. It isn't a good excuse but it is what happened. Usually, I make my own healthier breakfasts and lunches. But, when we got behind I had to just have what they had (hmmm, maybe I need to rethink what I'm feeding the rest of the family), count the calories, and move on. There isn't a good reason for having continued to eat garbage for snack and dinner. I was just on a roll, I guess. Greg was late for work and Will had karate at 5:30 so I didn't cook dinner. Mistake number one right there.

Oh, and did I mention that I haven't had even 1 glass of water all day?

I suppose the sun will still rise in the morning. I'm off to get our things together so that we can head out on time when it does. I want to make sure I don't have a repeat of today.

Tricia

katrinabgood
05-06-2005, 11:22 AM
Hi all...just popping in to let you know I'm still hangin' around. Welcome to our Sanctuary, dkredondo! It's a nice place to escape to, nice folks here.

We're heading to the city this weekend, going to see "Spamalot" on Mother's Day. If you haven't heard of it, it's the "new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Starring David Hyde Pierce, Hank Azaria, Tim Curry. Written by Eric Idle. Directed by Mike Nichols.

Cool, huh?

I guess only if you're a "Holy Grail" fan as the nuts in this family are...we could spend hours just quoting lines of the movie at each other. I'm sure we'll be incorrigible after seeing the play Sunday.

If I don't get back here before we leave (tomorrow) I hope that everyone has a great weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!

lucky
05-06-2005, 02:48 PM
I guess we are nuts too, Kat! We love Monty Python but the Holy Grail is my absolute favorite. Gosh, I couldn't even count how many times we've watched it over the years. I love that you can watch it from any point - even if you don't follow the whole movie, the jokes throughout are still hysterical. The play sounds awesome. I hope you have a terrific time. What a great way to spend Mother's Day!

Tricia

LuckyLadyBug
05-06-2005, 10:31 PM
Still, I'm bloated from all of the sodium. I feel overstuffed and have barely a nutrient to show for it. No wonder I was sluggish today.

I really hate it when I do that too.

But, Tricia, I don't doubt you will drink 64OZ of water tomorrow, right?

I am going to study some before bed and peek at my South Beach Diet book. I have to DO something.

Ummm, what is the Holy Grail? I don't think I even know what Monty Python is? Is that one of those wacky British things???? :shrug:

lucky
05-07-2005, 07:57 AM
Yep, Lucky, I'm back on track with the water. Now I'm slagging a bit on my exercise - but I am very aware of it and have a class this morning. Once I'm home I am going to sit down with everyone's schedule and make sure I'm in there somewhere with time for the gym or at least a walk at home. I'm hoping the stars align and everything falls back into place for me like it used to.

Seems like lately there is always one weight loss related thing that I get off track with. I'll catch it, fix it, but then something else falls apart. Oh, well, I'm working on it. I make a real effort not to make excuses for myself but we've got all kinds of year end school activities going on for the next couple of weeks and it has been messing up my routine. Summer will be a whole new planning challenge. It isn't as nearly as structured as the rest of the year so it is a little harder to plan my day. I am thinking that I may try and get my exercise done in the morning. The kids will be sleeping later, and if they wake up before I get home it won't be a burden on Greg because they don't have to get ready for school or anything. I'm not a morning person but I think I can do it since I won't have to follow the workout with a dash home to get everyone up and going. We'll see.

Gloria should be back soon shouldn't she? Tomorrow maybe? We'll have to try and keep the thread close to the top so she doesn't have to search for us.


Gotta run!
Tricia

Chelseagirl
05-07-2005, 11:46 AM
HEY EVERYONE!!

I'm feeling so much better now!! :cb: :dancer:
I still have a bit of a cough, but things are a whole lot better now! YAY!! :cp:
I sure have to catch up on all what going on around here! I've missed you all!
I'll start fresh here! Talk to you guys soon!
Chelsea

Hey! My ticker's changed! :D

lucky
05-07-2005, 12:12 PM
Chelsea, I am so glad you are back and feeling better. And WOW! 23 pounds lost! That is awesome. If you keep up the good work you are going to be surprised by how fast 145 sneaks up on you.

I just got back from the gym. I feel glad to have it out of the way for the day. We have gorgeous whether and I'm going to spend the rest of the day outside as much as possible. I'm going to baby my tomato and pepper plants for a while then maybe do a little sprucing up in the flower beds. I'd like to get out and get some flowers for the front porch but I don't think I have it in me to fight the WalMart or Home Depot crowds. Maybe I'll make it to one of the nurseries in town - they usually have a healthier and more diverse selection anyway.

Hope you all have a terrific day!

Tricia

LuckyLadyBug
05-07-2005, 03:15 PM
Do you think Gloria missed "old blue"? Did she take her with her?

Who knows what stories she will have.

Just got home from work and am going to study - two weeks - I can live through two more weeks, right?

Later,

Chelsea, glad to see your post!!! :wave:

5 dogs
05-07-2005, 07:16 PM
Hello hello hello. Just got back about an hour ago and just couldn't wait to see what y'll have been doing this past week. I really have some catching up to do. My butt is sore from sitting in that fricken truck for the past 11 hours and as hubby would say "That's a hole lot of hurten going on back there. Also, trying to sleep while my head was propped up against the window is not very restful. Still have to clean out the truck and eat some supper so will go for now.
Boy i missed you all. Hugs to all.
Gloria

lucky
05-07-2005, 07:24 PM
:wave: YAY! Gloria is back! You were really missed. It just isn't the same around here without you. :grouphug:

I am glad you had a safe trip. How was your visit to Georgia? I empathize with you and your sore rear end. When we drive to Ohio to visit Greg's parents it usually takes us about 15 hours. Thank goodness the kids have to pee and burn off energy once in a while because Greg would drive it straight through if it weren't for them.

Get yourself settled and let us know what a wonderful time you had.

Tricia

5 dogs
05-07-2005, 10:22 PM
Carl is watching his stupid nascar race so i have a few minutes to make a quick post.
I have so much to tell you about our trip that i just don't know where to start. I guess at the beginning is a good place so here goes. Last Saturday morning when we were still in FL. and almost finished packing up the truck and ready for the long drive to upper GA. i decided to take my dogs for a walk just in case they had to pee and poo. The time was about 5 A.M. and it's still dark outside so i figured what would it hurt if i didn't use any leash on the dog's for a super quick 1,2,3 walk up the street and back. Well, i got a couple of houses down and realize I'm all by myself. I don't want to yell because my neighbors are still asleep so i turn around and head back home just in case some of my dogs decided they didn't want to go for a walk. (My dogs ALWAYS want to go for a walk). Carl had the doors to the truck open and the inside light was on. There sitting in the drivers seat was my big dog Digger trying to look invisible and sitting next to him was Sky just looking at me like i was some kind of nut walking up the road by myself. My three little dogs were sitting in the back seat all happy happy and ready for an adventure. I just got so tickled at all five of then sitting in the truck and ready to go that i almost called out for Carl to come see but then i remembered the sleeping neighbors. Just then i hear hubby giggling in back of me trying not to make a lot of noise and whispering, wanting to know if i was ready. With the dogs already in the truck, Carl and i hop in and he starts the engine. Just as were pulling out of our driveway, the car alarm goes off and is screaming at us. This starts my little dogs a howling and Digger and Sky are barking so loud that if the neighbors didn't know we were leaving, well they did now. I'm laughing so hard i almost pee my pants while Carl is trying to find the shutoff button on his key chain and drive at the same time. Life is good.
To be continued.

Have to go get a shower so will talk more tomorrow.
Gloria

5 dogs
05-08-2005, 07:44 AM
Good morning and happy moms day to all the mothers out there.

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LuckyLadyBug
05-08-2005, 09:38 AM
Gloria, happy to see you back - I KNEW you would have some great stories for us. It's like "stuff" waits for you to happen!!!! :lol:

I feel sluggish today. I studied until midnight last night and am going back at it for awhile this morning.

It's my Dad's birthday today so we are bringing him out to the farm. It looks awful wet outthere from the rain so I hope his wheel chair makes it! :D

I NEED to get my plants in sometime today and of course, study.

Do any of you have wireless internet through a dish service? I was thinking of using my Direct TV for it but it sure is expensive. I was wondering if anyone could give any advice.

Later,

lucky
05-08-2005, 02:46 PM
Lucky, we have wireless internet but via cable. My SIL had it through sattelite, though. Her complaint was that it wasn't very reliable. Things like weather would affect it but also it would just randomly knock her offline. I don't know who her provider was or if they were ever able to correct the problems. They have since moved and ended up with cable in their new home.

5 dogs
05-09-2005, 10:33 AM
Good Monday morning to all.
Carl and i didn't do much of anything yesterday for mothers day. Still recouping from our long drive back to FL. on Saturday. I did have a wonderful surprise Saturday when we pulled into our driveway. One of my tomatoes had turned red red while we were gone so tonight we are having B.L.T's for supper. Might have to take a loan on our house in order to buy the lettuce though. The price for a small head runs about $2.00 a head and I'm thinking that maybe the darn thing should be dipped in gold at that price.

I am so happy happy to see you felling better Chelsea. Was really getting concerned that your illness had you down for so long. It will take a while for you to get your strength back, but am thrilled that you are feeling better.

I think it was Kat that was asking about my dog Sky. Well, she is on medication and will have to take it the rest of her life. Unfortunately the drug gives her gas and when your in a small confined space like the cab of our truck, this is NOT a good thing, especially when driving through Atlanta GA. where the traffic reminds me of one of Carl's nascar races. Because we have to go through Atlanta in order to get to our house in upper GA., i try to keep the dogs calm and quite while Carl is driving, but just as were heading for the worst part of traffic, wouldn't you just know that Sky lets out the worst smelling gas. The windows go down, our heads are hanging out the window while cars are zooming past us. I can just imagine what people were thinking, "There goes those crazy people from Florida again.

Still have some reading to catch up on and a ton of house work to do so will say so long for now.
Hugs to all.
Gloria

lucky
05-09-2005, 04:03 PM
Gloria, too funny. You should smell the doozies that Daisy lets out. The kids know not to feed her table food but they do it anyway. And it gives her the worst gas every single time - it is how I know if they've gone behind my back and fed her. Of course, I tell them I know because I have eyes in the back of my head. They don't EXACTLY believe me but I've busted them on so many things that they are at least cautious of the possibilit. LOL.

So, I had the weirdest dream last night. You know those that you wake up from and it takes a few minutes to realize you were dreaming? I planned on going to the gym this morning and had all of my clothes, water, MP3 player all ready to go so that I could get there by 5. I had my alarm set for 4:30. Addie happened to wake up from a nightmare around 3:45 and came downstairs. I tucked her in my bed and went to the bathroom and figured since I was up I would go ahead and get ready to leave. So I turned off the alarm clock - and that is the last thing I remember. I obviously got right back in bed and fell asleep again. But I dreamed about getting dressed and going to the gym. Problem was that when I got there I had forgotten to put my shirt on. And everytime I tried to do any free weights I kept rolling off the bench or dropping the weight. I bumped into another lady and made her fall. It was all a disaster so I tried to leave but I couldn't find my way out of the gym. I finally made it home and went back to bed. So, Greg's alarm goes off at 5:30, wakes me up and I swear it took me 15 minutes to figure out how I ended back in bed after going to the gym. I even FELT like I had been exercising. So strange. It has taken me all day to shake that twilight zone feeling.

I am having a good day foodwise but I am sooo hungry. I just can't seem to satisfy my appetite. I've been eating really small snacks througout the day instead of any main meals. I keep hoping I'll finally fill up and feel better. Thank goodness I'm not having any particular cravings as I'm not sure I could control myself on a day like this.

I'm off to baby my tomatoes and peppers a bit and then I have to start getting the kids' sandbox cleaned out. They have one as part of their playset but we've never used it. I bought sand today but I have to go get the weeds and bugs cleaned out before I can put it in.

Hope you all have a great afternoon!

Tricia

5 dogs
05-09-2005, 10:39 PM
My daughter Jamie had dreams like that when she was little. Carl and i would be in the living room while the kids were in bed asleep and she would come walking out all half dazed and sit down next to me. Jamie would then ask me if her friend had gone home yet. That's when i knew she was still asleep and i would take her by the arm and put her back to bed. When i asked her about it the next morning, Jamie couldn't remember doing any of it. You do get a strange feeling though like you don't know where the dream ends and reality starts.

I have a subject that has been bothering me that i need to talk to you about. Last week Monday when Carl and i were on vacation, my SIL (JoAnn) was in Georgia looking for a house to buy because she and her husband want to retire there. (Her husband is Carl's brother) Carl and i haven't really talked to them in about 15 years because they live in Hawaii, but now that there ready to retire, they have found that Hawaii is just to expensive. JoAnn came up on Monday night and at first we were very glad to see her. Then she started talking about all the places she has looked at and started making little comments about how she wouldn't want to live in certain places because it wasn't an all white neighborhood. As i sat there listening to JoAnn, i was stunned at the words coming out of her mouth. I know this is a subject that i probably should avoid discussing here with you, but I've been having a hard time getting the visit with JoAnn out of my head. I grew up with very prejudiced parents and the N word was used a lot in my house. I was a kid and thought that that was how things were supposed to be. Now when i hear someone using the N word it sends me back to my childhood and i just want to scream. JoAnn spent all day Tuesday with us and left Wednesday morning. I felt emotionally drained by the time she was gone. Fifteen years ago i really enjoyed spending time with her, but now if she had spent one more day with us i think i would have told her to shut up because that kind of talk is not allowed in my house.

Okay, i feel much better now. Thanks for listening. I hope i haven't upset any of you, but its just that she got under my skin and i needed to talk to someone about it.

Thanks again.
Gloria

lucky
05-10-2005, 10:51 AM
Gloria, I have tried to respond to your post a few times since I read it last night. There is not a way for me to really sum up my feelings. I also find the language used by your SIL offensive. I can only say that my reaction to someone like that depends on the type of person they are overall. I would absolutley let her know that those words aren't welcome in your home. Whether or not I spent any amount of time with her would depend on how tolerant a person she is in general. If she is accpeting of people's differences you may be able point out how degrading such language is and solve the issue. If she's a bigot, give her your two cents and then keep your distance as much as possible.

In my opinion, issues of race are difficult to address because they vary from generation to generation. I have friends who are black and when we've discussed such things it is clear that their attitudes and views are very different from those of their parents. Obviously, they don't face the same obstacles their parents did. On top of that, those of us who don't see people as a color tend to tip toe around it all for fear of offending someone. Those who are predjudiced are much more vocal. That is a problem especially in the South, I think. Living in Mississippi I can tell you that the racial divide isn't nearly as big as what you see on TV. My time in college is a perfect example. I attended Ole Miss - not exactly known for ideal race relations. There were plenty of "reports" back then of how segregated we were as a campus. But, the thing is, the student body didn't see that. There was plenty of mixing, mingling, friendships, etc. between white and non-white students. But, for whatever reason, there were a FEW people on BOTH sides of the fence who tried to keep things stirred up and it ALWAYS made CNN. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying all problems are solved and discrimnation doesn't exisit anymore. Clearly we still have a long way to go. But there are so many different levels of it now that it isn't just a line drawn between blacks and whites like it used to be.

Anyway, I'm not here to try and rid the world of bigots in one post. I just wanted you to know that I understand why you found your SIL's comments upsetting and let you know that it is perfectly okay for you to speak your mind should you find yourself in a situation of having to see her on a regular basis. It might not make a bit of difference to her but you'll feel better. You certainly have every right to be comfortable in your own home and if she ingringes on that right by all means, speack up.

For what it is worth, that is what I think, anyway.

Now - off to do laundry!

Tricia

5 dogs
05-10-2005, 11:33 AM
Thanks Tricia for making me feel better. At first i wasn't sure if i should post on the incident with my SIL, but the conversation Carl and i had with her kept rolling around in my brain and i just had to talk to someone about it.

Now on the lighter side. Last night when hubby got home from bowling he was all happy happy because his league took seven points. This was quite an
accomplishment for them considering his team really stinks at bowling. When Carl was in the shower he was singing some silly song while i was brushing my teeth. I have an electric toothbrush that makes a humming sound when i turn it on. Carl started harmonizing with the hum of the toothbrush so i added my alto voice with it and i can say we sounded pretty good. Of course it was only one note, but it was a good one note. He is just so gosh darn funny.
Gloria

lucky
05-10-2005, 11:40 PM
Today was my niece's 11th birthday and we just returned from a family dinner at her favorite Mexican restaraunt. I have to say I was nervous because it also happens to be MY favorite. I am happy to say that it turned out not to be a big deal at all. I indulged but not excessively and left a little fuller than usually but far from overstuffed. Strangely enough, it wasn't nearly as good as I remembered it. I don't know, it was all just too heavy. I kept thinking to myself, "this is really good but it isn't so good as to be worth feeling stuffed." Now, this is a place the Greg and I would eat lunch at twice a week when I worked. We would split an order of queso dip and then I would clean my plate. I'd be miserabley full and think that was a good feeling. Yuck. I don't know when it all clicked but I realized tonight that how I eat now will be how I eat for the rest of my life. I have to say that I'm caught off guard by feeling that way. I still EXPECT to want to splurge and then not only do I not want to but it isn't even a deliberate choice. I've got a long way to go but I'm encourged by the fact that I THINK like a thin person (even if I don't LOOK like one!).

Well, off to bed. I may have to go upstairs. Greg, my dad, and my BIL took advantage of happy hour while we were there. So, not only did he fall right to sleep he is snoring like a freight train. He had just enough margarita that I know my kicking and nudging won't do a bit of good.

Good night!

Tricia

LuckyLadyBug
05-11-2005, 05:48 PM
Gloria, I am in the cities at class again but HAD to pop in on your post.

You and Tricia made me proud. Bigots of any kind are the one thing that can set me off. I usually allow people their own opinions but I won't be around bigots.

It makes me mad, sad, and crazy!!!!!

I was at my SIL's parents house once and her Dad made some racist remarks. Since I can't tell someone what to do in their own home, I just stood up and walked out. My brother ran after me because he knew what had set me off. He asked if he should tell them why I left and I said ABSOLUTELY!!!

Anyway, I could go on and on with this subject.

Gloria, I am glad you shared and YES you can write about this here - It's our Sanctuay!!!! :angel:

I HATE THIS CLASS. Off to study.

LuckyLadyBug
05-13-2005, 08:30 PM
I was thinking on the way home that I never have any fun stories like Gloria -then I remembered on Thursday all through our class - periodically we would hear howling dogs!!!! Our instructor went to talk to some of the staff in the building and they all thought he was nuts. This went on all day - quiet, then howling.

FINALLY at 4PM some women admitted they were hers. She had brought them to work and hid them in an empty room not realizing their howling would come through the vents. :lol:

Somehow that story COULD be Gloria's, don't ya think!!!! (Ms 5Dogs)

Well, I am going to do some studying and then check back in - hoping to see your wonderful posts.

I am going to need all your prayers - from now until Wed night that I pass my test and then that I get my life back and will serious about losing this fat!!!! COME ON TROUPS!!!!! Help me.

LuckyLadyBug
05-14-2005, 10:02 AM
Stop do not post here but join us on "Sanctuary - #22 Everyone Welcome"