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05-05-2005, 09:17 AM

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


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




05-05-2005, 09:19 AM
THURSDAY: Today is Time for Us Thursday so be sure and take time just for you today!

Have to run as Jack has a dr appt first thing this morning

Faye :)

05-05-2005, 12:12 PM
Morning All, hope you all are doing well, I am good today, last night walked for a half hour with dh and had my first 4 pointer in forever, I have been staying OP for quite a while now but still need to work on the exercise thing, I just get so lazy after I get home from work ... anyhow ...

Did any of you watch the "Fallen Idol" show last night with Corey Clark? Do you think he is lying? Those phone records and recorded calls were kind of hard to dismiss though ... I dont know and to be honest I really dont care, they were both of age and we vote so she couldnt change that part ( if she was trying to help him ) - but on the other side he does have a CD and book coming out and it is real convenient for him to come out about this now, hey I guess who knows ... I was just glad Scott S was voted off last night, he wasnt horrible but I do not see him as the Idol ... I am going with Vonzell or Bo ... any of you follow this and have a favorite? :D

Faye - Enjoy your time for you your dh feeling better? what was wrong with him?

Have a great day all !!!! :cool:

05-05-2005, 01:25 PM
I've been doing pretty well this week. Run a total of 6 miles so far, and walked 3. Ever since I have been running, I am constantly hungry. I eat and like 20 minutes later I'm hungry again. I am really trying to control how much I take in, but its hard. Anyways, I just wanted to pop in really quickly. Talk to yall later.

05-05-2005, 04:48 PM
Hi everyone,
Sheesh, when did it become May??? I'm so freakin' busy now, days go by and I don't even notice! Sorry I haven't been here all week, we had company from NY and they have a 2 year old and an infant...little sleep, lots to do.

Anyway, healthwise I feel like total crap! I'm still at 213, where I was back in January...I'm not exercising, I'm eating sugar and bread and all kinds of junk, I'm totally dehydrated....and I have no excuses. Just plain lazy.

So it's May, right? 8 months till the end of the year. It's not too late! If I can lose just 5 pounds a month, I'll be pretty darn close to my goal by New Years. I have to do this, gals, and I can't do it alone. I've cut myself off from you and that part of myself that wants this so badly. I don't know why, but it's going to stop right now.

So Faye, put me down at 213 this month, with a goal of 5 pounds lost for May. I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can...........

I have one other goal, too. It's silly, probably, but I want to be able to do a handstand by the end of the year. My upperbody is so weak right now, I hate it! I used to be so strong....So, I'm going to work up to it.

Faye, I hope Jack is feeling better. Nikki, congrats on the running! Carrie, I think Idol is going to come down to Bo and Cary...though Vonzell could surprise me. I'll be so glad when Anthony is gone, though, my daughters all swoon when he comes on! I swear the only reason he's still there is the teeny-bopper vote...they don't have to pay for the phone calls!

Amanda, hope you're doing well! Everyone else....Hi!

I'm off to get some exercise now.

05-06-2005, 01:53 AM
FRIDAY: Today is Fabulous Friday Follies. Tell us your oops for this week!


Carri :bravo:

Thanks for your thoughts, guys. Jack has some freaky virus. They put him on just an expectorant med as that is about as strong as they can give him with his heart meds and such. He is beginning to come around. I started on Tues evening to give him my miracle sore throat cure and by this morning his sore throat was gone so that is good. Seems like the fever is leaving too. It is just hard to try and take care of him, try and get some sleep then try and get my normal chores etc done and get into here to post.

FYI: I somehow screwed up our lbs lost tracker and that is why I deleted it. I don't know where I got lost exactly, but I don't have any info for April at all.

I am going to wait until June 1 then make a new one for the last 6 months of the year, ok?

As far as the idol thing, yes, I think that is her voice on his cell phone, but from what I heard he has a bunch of calls to HER. Could it possibly be he called her about something and she just called him back and left a message not to talk to the press. I think the woman has more integrity than to sleep with him for one thing and secondly, they HAVE to be watched like hawks to keep fraternization to a minimum so that favoritism DOES NOT exist. I didn't watch the show as I feel it just fed into his ego, but saw snips of it on ET and other shows. I think he wants publicity for his cd and book and like one of the idols said, what better way than to stir something up. No one would notice him otherwise as I do not think he is particularly as stand out like some of the others like Clay Aiken etc that didn't make it.

Well, I need to try and get some sleep while Jack is sleeping and quiet.

I will try and get back in here later this morning, but I have to try and get groceries this morning so I can get back on a program and start losing again. I am a total mess right now and have gained lots of lbs.

Faye :)

05-06-2005, 01:50 PM
Good afternoon everybody!

I was up all night with dh who was tossing and turning. Pain in his back, hips, kidneystones...he's a real mess. I just know most of it will go away if he just loses aches and pains too. So, I just re-read the South Beach book and realized that I *used* to follow this program automatically. But in the last year or so we've crept back into eating loads of bread/sugar/pasta. SOOO....I'm going back on SB and hopefully dh will follow. I know I'll start losing again if I can just get rid of the carbs and sugar cravings.

Yesterday I get a point for exercise. Today should be a 4 pointer, :crossed:

My happy news is that I got a writing assignment from LowCarb Energy magazine...with a byline and everything! SO you can all go out to your grocery stores in September and read some of my writing :D It's the first magazine I've been published in that you can actually find on a regular newsstand! Yay me!!

Talk toyou all later,

05-06-2005, 05:55 PM
Afternoon all ... Thank God it is Friday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie - I know how it is when your dh is hurting, I know it is hard ... I hope he gets better real soon .. our Dr also told my dh that his back would not hurt as bad if he lost weight and so he went back on Atkins and has already lost 6 pounds in the last week and a half ... good luck to you on SB, I have a woman here at work who follows that and she really likes it ...

Faye - Glad to hear that dh is more comfortable now, hope he gets well not get discouraged about the pounds back on, I gained 15 pounds when I went off program and I have almost got them back off and you can do the same ... good luck :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend and for those who are Moms a great "Mothers Day" !!!!!!!!!!!!

05-07-2005, 08:40 AM
SATURDAY: Today is Sunny Thoughts Saturday and let's all encourage each other today and next week to get back with the program.

Carri: Thanks for the words, I need them. I went shopping and have all the stuff I need to get back on track. With Mother's day I know I am going to have fatty stuff so am leaving it until Monday then , ZOOM off I go again. I only have 3 1/2 months to Vegas and need to get those lbs back off!

Julie: Ummmm, can I cheat and go to Barnes and Noble and stand and read it instead of buying?????? :^: I am a cheapskate when it comes to mags! :lol: But....BIG HUGE CONGRATS ON GETTING AN ARTICLE! :cb: :cp:

Nikki: I bet, and I am sure everyone will agree, it is what you are eating and not how much or how least that is keeping you hungry. You need to start taking in more full grain (not just wheat, but buy stuff that says WHOLE GRAIN) on it and you will stay fuller longer, bread, oatmeal etc. Try it and see.

Gotta go as T has a game this morning early and I need to shower and get my chores done

Faye :)

05-07-2005, 09:22 AM
Good morning everyone,

1 day down, 13 to go....on phase one of SBD....yikes, I'm having brain withdrawl from fruit mainly and toast. I'm not hungry for it, I just always eat it and now I have to stop myself.

Dh is joining me, so hopefully we'll be able to weather this next 2 weeks okay. After that we can start adding in starches again, just slowly. His birthday is next week, though, so I don't know what we'll do to celebrate. Probably just postpone the cake until after phase 1 is over.

Faye, I'll send you a copy of the magazine! And the article is actually on whole grain labeling and the food manufacturers are trying to do with whole grain what they did with "low fat" and "low carb". You STILL have to read the label carefully.

Nikki--Faye is right about it being "what" you eat that gives you that feeling that you just have to keep on eating. Simple sugars and starches, carbs, all cause that craving. It's partly why I'm doing South Beach, because it gets rid of those cravings. It really does work. IF you're eating lots of bread, pasta, potatoes, even fruit...try switching to mainly veggies and some meat/cheese. After a few days, I bet you'll lose your ravenous appetite along with lots more pounds!

Thanks for the encouragement Carrie!

Everyone else, hope you're having a great weekend!

Happy Mother's Day to all you mommies out there.


05-08-2005, 09:24 AM
2 days down, 12 to go....I want toast!

3 points for yesterday. It was nearly snowing, so no exercise. 40 degrees and raining today. Brrrr......

Happy Mother's day all.


05-08-2005, 10:30 AM
SUNDAY: Today is Silly Poll Sunday and our silly poll this week is what is your favorite color and do you wear and use it a lot?



Julie :cp:

I don't have much time this am as we are going to early lunch with dd.

Everyone have a good day and kiss or be kissed by your mom today if you can!

Faye :)

05-09-2005, 08:03 AM
Good Morning everyone,
3 days down, 11 to go!

I went out to eat yesterday and didn't cheat! I even went to the movies and didn't have any popcorn....I've NEVER done that !!

3 points for me...spent all day sewing, no exercise :(

Hope everyone had a great weekend,

05-09-2005, 08:39 AM
MONDAY: Today is Mission Monday and our mission this week is planning. Let's plan our week and then stick to our plan. We will be much more successful this way.


Julie :cp:

Hope everyone is on board to make this a good week. Let's really work hard girls!!!!

Faye :)

05-09-2005, 11:56 AM
Hey girls,
Happy belated Mother's Day to you girls. Yesterday was so awesome! I ran a mile and a half without stopping, this is coming from the girl who could barely get through a quarter mile without passing out. I also ran into a boy who once told me that I would be the perfect girl if I wasnt so fat...i know, who says that?! But I ran into him at the store and he was like OMG, you're so skinny, what have you been doing?! Anyways, thanks yall for your advice on the food. I do eat alot of whole grains already, or i try to as much as possible. My hunger has definately gone down quite a bit in the past couple days. But yall are right i do need to stop taking in so many simple sugars and crap....its really hard to avoid the crap. Oh the joys.
Julie-Congrats for not cheating, you're a much stronger woman than I am! CONGRADULATIONS on the article, that is sooo awesome!!
Faye-How's Jack doing these days? Better I hope!!
Everyone else-Hope yall are doing well!

05-09-2005, 12:24 PM
Morning everyone ... hope you all had a great Mothers Day weekend for those who are mothers ... I had another OP weekend and it was very hard going out for my MIL's dinner and my Moms homemade chicken and noodles ...but I did it !! Getting stronger every day - this is my year!!! :D

Nikki - Great job on the exercise !!! That is very cool about that guy who made the fat comment, c'mon that is crap!! But hey I guess you got him, huh? Dont ya love that? Keep up the good work!!

Julie - Congrats on sticking to SB, I hear those first two weeks are a killer !!
But I know both you and your dh can do it, it is so much easier when your dh is doing it with you ... It was cold in Maine this weekend? I am telling you I need to move up there :lol: It was like in the 80's down here this weekend and probably will stay there this week ...

Faye - Glad to hear that you went out and got the foods you need to get back OP!! :) Now there is no stopping you ( except you ) ... I know you can do this and have a good amount of pounds off before Vegas!! Good luck to you !!!

Amanda - HI !!!

Talk to you all later, I better get back to work... I am having a severe case of the "Mondays", ha ha :lol:

05-09-2005, 12:38 PM
Ok, girls, we have pretty much wasted 4 1/2 months so let's make the rest of the year count. Let's get those lbs off and not only that, but LEARN where our weak points are and not go back to bad eating habits.

I am doing great this morning. I am on my way to 4 pts today. Got my downstairs cleaned including cleaning the vent filter on my stove vent (UGH!) and washing living room curtains. Waiting for a load to dry before I can get them in the dryer. I also cleaned the oven, ok, well, I turned the knob so the self cleaner would clean..... :^: and gathered all the upstairs trash and took it out to garbage. I will probably clean upstairs either tonight before "How'd They do that?" comes on at 7 or wait til in the morning and get started bright and early.

You know, I have no idea why I let myself slip so far backwards other than the fact I have had some depression and stress that I let really get to me the last few months. I don't think I have ever really had any kind of depression, but since the beginning of the year I seem to be down. I have let the menopause stuff get to me because I think I am making strides to being over and past it then back I am to having periods and hot flashes, etc. I have not only gained a lot of weight back, I am retaining water so I am swelling in the evening, my clothes don't fit again and I look awful. I have to go back to square one and work on the emotional side of eating too, but I am doing that.

Everybody have a great day. I need to go check laundry

Faye :)

05-10-2005, 07:05 AM
TUESDAY: Today is Target Tuesday and we are going to target meat this week. For those of you, not vegans or some type of vegetarian, it is important to get a variety of meat. Lean cuts of beef and pork, chicken, turkey, and fish and seafood are good for you. Refrain from fattier cuts like pork steak, pork roast, organ meats, dark poultry parts, etc. Eat some kind of fish 3 times a week if you can but be sure and get at least one serving in a week.

I am on my way, got 4 pts yesterday!

I will check in later ladies

Faye :)

05-10-2005, 08:54 AM
Hi Everyone!

4 days down, 10 to go.....
4 points for me yesterday, and the sun is finally shining here for the first time in like...a WEEK!

Faye, I think we all just got a severe case of diet burnout...but it seems we're all gearing up for another go, thanks in part to our newcomers who are fired up and losing!

I sneaked a peak at the scale when I started this SB thing last Friday, and I was up to 216!!!!! :eek: But today I'm down to 211.........So something is finally clicking. I just have to get through this restrictive phase and then not go crazy when I'm allowed to eat grains again. I really think it's the pasta and bread that get me craving and then I just can't stop eating and eating and eating. Yesterday I was hardly hungry at all. I didn't eat my usual late supper after dance class, just went to bed. And I'm not really all that hungry this morning, though I did make myself eat some eggs.

The kids are nagging me to get in the car, so I'd better get going.

Carrie, Amanda, Nikki, everyone...... Stay :strong: today! We can do this!!

05-10-2005, 11:52 AM

Julie :bravo:
Faye :bravo:

Boy, we still haven't learned this is a lifestyle change, have we? We have been bouncing around all over the place. We still all seem to think in DIET mode instead of healthy life mode. We worry too much about the scales, don't try and make our daily food life NOT a priority. For example, we may finish eating then already be thinking what we will be fixing for the next meal or WHEN we can eat next. I am bad about this. When food overruns our life and controls us instead of controlling it, we cannot possibly win. Do you know when I feel in control? When I have let's say chocolate bars in the pantry and no desire to rush in and grab one. When I don't think of food every waking minute or how to organize what I eat, when I eat, etc. Our exercise shouldn't be a control issue either. It should just be a part of our life to enjoy. If we are truly DREADING it, we need to change what we are doing. We may not jump up and down at the thought of getting on a treadmill, but we don't try and think of ways to put off getting on it. That is why I love swimming so much. I rarely think "Man, I have to do this and I don't want to." I truly enjoy it. About the only time I don't is when the water is cold! :lol: Let's all give ourselves a chance here and not obsess about the food we eat. Be concerned, yes, but not obsessed. Most of all, let's all try and commit to make the last half of the year better for us than the first half was. Let's get that desire back we had two years ago and go forward with it again!


05-10-2005, 12:19 PM
Good morning all ... another 3 pointer yesterday ...

Faye - You were talking to me right? Ha ha :lol: That is me exactly, even after I have just ate and am full I am already thinking about what I am going to have for my next snack and next meal ... I constantly think about food, not so much at work but alot when I am sitting at home ... If I am out doing something and active I rarely think about it ... But I only do this when I am dieting, but as you said this is a life style change and I should look at it that way, because even if I get down to my goal weight I am still going to have to eat this way ...

Julie - Glad to hear you are down so much, great job ... once you get back OP it comes off quick for a while which is great ... I have lost 8 pounds in the last two weeks however I know that is going to slow way down soon, probably this week - but I have enjoyed it while it lasted !! :)

I almost had a week moment last night and ate my weight in peanuts, man do I love nuts! And I am nuts, what gives? JK ... but I did refrain, that was good ... I know we can all get alot of weight off this year ... !!!

Talk to you all later ... have we heard from Amanda lately? Oh she was going to her brothers I think ... oh well have a good day all !!

05-10-2005, 04:07 PM
Julie - and the rest of you as well - one of our problems is we see the need to have food to celebrate every occasion from birth to death. How about thinking of something besides cake as a treat for your husband's birthday. I just sent our nieces fruit boquets for Mother's Day. It's really fruit and looks like flowers the way it is cut and arranged. We have trained ourselves to automatically think cake and ice cream for birthdays but it doesn't have to be that. For my birthday last October, my husband made me a "cake" out of fabric rolled up into the layers.

05-10-2005, 04:59 PM
Faye and Susan,
Amen sisters! You're so right about everything. Too obsessed. Hungry now, going to go eat.


05-10-2005, 11:58 PM
Hi girls! Sorry I've been MIA. Work's been pretty hectic and its been hard for me to come home and plan meals so i am pretty much hanging on a thread for two weeks now with the diet. Haven't gained, but pretty stuck right now. Hoping next week will be better.

Hope you're all doing good.

05-11-2005, 07:42 AM
Good Morning everyone,

5 days down, 9 to go! Woo hooooo............
3 points yesterday.

I think I need to eat more, believe it or not. My cravings went down, and I'm so busy lately that I'm not eating much at all. Guess I shouldn't complain, huh?

Well, see you all when you wake up.


05-11-2005, 08:38 AM
WEDNESDAY: Today is Wednesday's woes so complain away girls, now is the time to do it. Whining is even allowed today!


Julie :cp:
Faye :bravo:

Julie: You KNOW you need to eat to lose weight so make yourself eat something if you are below where you should be.

Everyone have a good day and I will peek in later

Faye :)

05-11-2005, 01:38 PM
Hey guys!
How's it going? I am pretty awesome! Yesterday I got to surf which i completely count as my excersice because the current was strong and i was swimming for more than twenty minutes trying to catch the boys that were already out there. This morning I got up and ran a quick 1/2 mile, but I am going running for real later tonight with my buddy. We are up to two miles now. I am actually feeling pretty awesome about myself and I keep getting compliments and commments to boost my ego even more :D . I suppose my only real woe is that I am sunburned really badly. I'm used to being kinda burned sometimes because I have a really light complexion and I live in Texas, but they never hurt and always go away in a day or so. I guess the sunscreen I was using wore off in the water and I was too busy having a blast so I forgot to reapply. Oh well, Im sure it will eventually come back to haunt me when I am older, but for now I just have a few days of discomfort.
I completely agree on the need to stop obsessing over what we eat. I am just like that, ALWAYS thinking about what Im eating next or how many calories Ive had already today. I always have better days when I just don't think about it and keep occupied til I am actually hungry.
Okay well, I gotta get outta here. Yall have a good day!

05-11-2005, 04:00 PM
I'm so jealous! I've always wanted to learn how to surf!!! I used to live in San Antonio, but only got to the coast once.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

05-11-2005, 04:10 PM
I never learned to do any of those cool things, like snow ski, water ski, surf, etc. Now, I am too fat, my knee is shot and I couldn't if I wanted to. I hate lakes and oceans so wouldn't ever water ski or surf now and I am too big of a chicken to snow ski even if I could. I don't like the mentality of "only one way down the mountain." :lol:

Nikki: Glad you had fun and that is great exercise!

I am on track again today and I am so pleased with that.

It is very hot here today, nearly 90 and I am kind of worried about Jack. Hopefully he didn't have to work out in it or workin the blower building, which gets up to around 150 on hot days. He is still coughing and I may insist he goes back to the dr next week if he is not better by then. He says he still feels a little congested but he is not coughing anything up anymore, so I don't know. I just don't want him reinfected. I have my handy dandy antibacterial stuff everywhere I am so I luckily didn't get whatever he has.

I bought the cutest pair of capris and t-shirt. They are this beautiful aqua striped. I cannot however get my big fat butt into them, but I refuse to take them back. I am going to lose weight to get into them instead!!!!! I also bought a cute pink pair a couple months ago and they fit like a skin and show every roll and dimple so I need to lose to make them fit better too! On top of that, the swimsuit I want is on sale and I want to buy it, but I don't want to buy a bigger size so I am just holding off for now. I bought one a few months ago and it is pretty snug, but will probably be fine by the end of August.

I guess I better quit yapping and go. Everyone have a great afternoon!


05-12-2005, 04:36 AM
THURSDAY: Today is Time for Us Thursday so take some time for you today and do something special for yourself!


Faye :bravo:

Carri: I have been meaning to ask, how is your husband is doing? Does this stuff seem to have done the trick for him?

Jack is sleeping in the recliner tonight as he is back to having congestion and such. I am up because I heard him coughing and saw the light on downstairs. You know me, ole worry wart. He says he is ok, but he is coughing up gunk again. I guess this stuff hangs on for awhile. My sister says they have had it about 3 weeks now.

I will check back a little later this morning. I am on a roll girls, 3 days straight of 4's. It is tough sometimes, but usually only in the evening when I want to go and get a snack. I didn't succumb last night and I was really tempted. I just have to hang in there and it will get better, it always does.

Faye :)

Amanda Panda
05-12-2005, 11:50 AM
Hi all - I'm back from my travels!

I had a nice time visiting my brother in London and also got to see my sister, her kids and my best friend too. I am really glad to be back home!

We did sooooo much walking - and my brother is really tall and slim and just walks so fast, I was constantly rushing to keep up with him! The one thing I noticed was everyone is so skinny in London (must be all that walking!) - even though I've lost 21lb, I'm sure I was the fattest person there! I just felt like a big lumbering whale and it really got me down after a while - I felt really uncomfortable and self conscious all the time.

I am aching to get all this weight off me NOW!! I'm joining the gym either this week or next week and I'm going to go all out to get this weight off - I am sick of feeling this way, I want to feel light, pretty and full of energy!

It sounds like Spring fever has struck our group and everyone is raring to go - that is great because we can all really help eachother along.

Love Amanda x

05-12-2005, 12:06 PM
Morning All ... had another 3 pointer yesterday ... and like you Faye I was really trying to fight off the temptation last night, it gets really bad for me between 7:30-8:30 for some reason, and I make it a rule to not eat anything after 7:30 at night so it gets hard ... I feel for ya :lol:

and Faye - yes my dh seems to be alot better, he says the pain is pretty much gone except for about 15 mins when he first gets up in the morning, and even then it is slight ... there is no guarantee that he will not have to have another one in the future but at least if he does we know it works, so I am so glad he is up and around again, now I am just having a hard time keeping him from doing things he shouldnt, like mowing the yard and picking up heavy items... gotta watch him like a hawk sometimes ... he is pretty good about it though ... I think you are doing such a wonderful job this week with all your four pointers !!! Keep it up!!!

Amanda - So glad to have you back... I have been in those situations before where I was the biggest one around, it does really get you motivated , but hey you are on the right track !!! Good luck !!

Julie, Nikki, and everyone have a good day!!! Stay OP Everyone !!!!

05-12-2005, 12:43 PM
So get this, I am hanging out with some friends and this new guy last night and we went to the video store to rent a movie. It was like 11:45 and the place closed at midnight. One of the girls who worked there, who happened to be a big girl, came up and said, "Just to let you guys know, we are closing in 15 minutes." and walked away. As she is walking away, this guy I'm with says under his breath, "Stop following us, you Fat F***!" Why is it necessary to say that, it was compeletly inappropriate to say anything at all. All she did was tell us they were closing! I was so appauled and embarrassed for him. It's bad enough to say things like that at all, it's even worse to say it within earshot of them, while hanging out with a girl who is overweight herself. This was the first time I had ever met this guy, needless to say, I was not impressed in the least bit. It really disgusted me, actually.
Other than that everything has been kosher over here, keepin up with the excersice and eating okay.
Amanda-Welcome back! I definately know what its like to be the biggest person around. My two best friends are all tiny, one wears like a size 2 and the other wears a 6 or so, while I was rolling in a size 20 for the first year or two we all hung out.
Faye-Great job on your points! That is so awesome! Hopefully Jack will get over his infection soon, I've had a couple that stayed wayyy past it's welcome.
Julie-If you ever get a chance to learn to surf, take it! It is one of the biggest rushes ever. I got my friend, who hated water with a passion, wanting to buy a surfboard because she had such a blast. It can tear you up though. The other day my leash fell off my ankle after a wipe out and a pretty strong wave was coming so I dove to grab the board before it got washed up and I had to chase it down. The wave broke right as I was grabbing the board and it flipped up and knocked me over and when it came down it slammed into my head and pushed me under the water for a good while. By the time I came up from the water I was almost positive I had a concusion, with the headache, dizzyness, and not being able to see straight. It still hurts for me to comb or brush my hair in the area I got hit. It's so worth it.
Carrie & everyone else- Hey, hope ya'll have a great day!

05-12-2005, 01:00 PM
POINTS: ( I am lazy and didn't want to have to do 2 posts so I started another pts for today from page 2)

Carri: :cp:

Amanda: WELCOME BACK WE MISSED YOU!!!!!! For once, we actually remembered someone in our group went on a trip and was going to be away for awhile! :lol: Well, at least, Julie reminded us anyway..... I want you to start working hard so you will feel better about yourself. You know, you made a comment about being the fattest person. SO WHAT????? You need to throw those crappy thoughts right out the window and not let them come back. You are making strides again and that is what is important. Remember, BEING FAT IS NOT UGLY, BEING UNHEALTHY IS. You are gorgeous and fantastic.

I guess the Faye of old is back, huh? I know I feel like that old girl so up on herself, so positive and upbeat is back anyhow. I even went to my weight loss wesbite and hard as it was, updated it with pictures that are current and updated my journal etc. You know who probably gave me the courage to do it? Dottie from the DWLZ. I had to look something up there this morning and I looked at her conference pictures and noticed she has gained quit a bit, I guess from quitting smoking. Anyway, though I did feel sorry for her as she had been at goal for like 4 years, I realized that like her masthead says, "one day at a time, no guilt than move on," was really what she is all about and if she could post pictures and be honest with herself, I certainly could. I am back on track to doing what I should and learning from my mistakes and trying to not only correct them, but get rid of the stupid things.

Ladies, the fact is, our thread has dwindled because ALL of US instead of riding out the storm, have hidden. I know, who wants to come here and complain or let each other know we have gained back that precious weight we have lost? BUT, WHO KNOWS BETTER THAN OUR ORIGINAL GROUP WHAT IT HAS COST US AND WHERE CAN WE REALLY GET THE UNDERSTANDING WE NEED BUT WITH OUR GROUP?????? I hope that you will take a lesson from me and try and come back and post more often, tell us about what is going on in your lives other than just losing or stalling. Getting our group back where it once was strong and powerful and a beacon to others who are struggling too!!!! I am not going to be making demands on you unless you want them. I have to be honest girls, do a pity party, and say that part of my not coming here had to do with the fact that everything I have tried to encourage the group seems to have failed. I tried the gift cards, the goals with the tracker, etc and it seemed to only last a month or two then everyone quit posting pts, lbs or whatever. Now please understand I am not finding fault, after all, I wasn't doing what I was supposed to either, but I want our thread to get back to where it was and in doing so, help you get back to where you want to be. Give me suggestions what you would like to do. Do you want me to change the topics? We have had basically the same ones for most of the time. If so, what would you like to see as topics? What else can I do to help? I do think we need a weigh in so with that in mind, everyone gets a stab at how often you would like to post lbs down. WE NEED STRUCTURE HERE AND PART OF THAT IS HAVING TO HAVE SOME KIND OF PLACE TO COME AND ANSWER TO.

Everyone have a great day. I did some resistance training, but need to get my behind on the treadmill and quit stalling... :lol:

Faye :)

05-12-2005, 06:58 PM
Hi everyone,
Sorry I'm so late getting here. I had to drive 2 hours, teach a dance class to high school kids for 75 minutes, perform for 1/2 an hour and then drive back home to get the kids! Phew, I'm pooped!!! BUT I made $300! So, I stopped at a gourmet cooking store on my way home and blew $150! :lol: I got a new coffee pot (my old one died this morning when I really needed it!!!) and a Tuscany cookbook, and some oil misters, and some bbq toys (skewers and a pan to use on the grill so you can do veggies & fish)...oh and a really pretty tea cup I"ve been wanting since Christmas. Guess I spoiled myself, huh? But I'm feeling so good about making it ONE WHOLE WEEK on South Beach phase one, that I think I deserve some new toys for cooking healthy meals.

So I got 4 points yesterday, and will probably have 4 today. I certainly got my exercise!!

Faye, I'm so glad you're feeling like your old self :drill: :lol: You know you're the reason we're all still chugging along! I think we're building momentum and we'll get there this year!

Nikki, that wipeout sounded nasty....but fun in a sick kinda way!

Amanda, WELCOME BACK! We missed you!!! Don't let yourself get down, just think about all the walking you did and that huge 21 pounds you lost! THATS FREAKIN FABULOUS!!!!! Remember just 6 months ago, you'd lose 3 pounds and then gain them right're moving in the right direction. Keep it up.

Carrie, I'm glad your dh is feeling better. Mine went to the chiropractor today, hopefully there's some good news.

EVeryone else...HI!!

GOnna go play with my new grill toys now.....veggie shishkabobs...mmmmm.


05-13-2005, 08:28 AM
FRIDAY: Today is Fabulous Friday Follies and this week the folly is, what is the last stupid thing you said to your MIL (if you have one)?


Julie :bravo: :bravo: (ok, I am trusting you didn't go off the wagon last night for your extra bravo!!!)
Faye :bravo:
Nikki :dancer:

As far as the follies, my MIL passed away in 1989 so it is hard to remember, but I know I once said her dd was a B. (and she was and still is, but I shouldn't have said it)

My poor gs team got creamed 9-1 and the 1 was almost an accident! lol This team's coaches had taught their little ones excellent fundamentals, which ours is lacking in some areas. It was also HOT and HUMID sitting out there and I just wanted it to be over for the kid's sake and mine.

Jack is getting sick again and out of meds now, so I guess I am going to have to go to the store and get him some more. This stuff sure takes a long time to get rid of. Luckily, he isn't running a fever, but he feels miserable and has to work and that is no fun especially since it is only 6:20 AM and already around 75 degrees here and muggy.

Jack and I have already started planning a vacation for next year (we are doing something big financially next year so have to take a more modest vacation :) ) Anyway, I think we are going to go to Pennsylvania to a Mystery weekend there. It is pretty reasonable actually and sounds like a lot of fun. I ,however, have to get the lbs off so I can find costumes that would fit. I think we are going to do this prohibition one with Joe Kennedy and the mob selling bootleg whiskey. We have always wanted to go to one of these and dh has been searching to find something to appeal to us. If funds were unlimited, they have one in L.A. that is a train mystery on the American/Orient express for 7 days that goes to Seattle and back. The lowest cost is like 2300$ per person and that doesn't include the airfare to get there and back or any money or hotel etc you have to have before and after the thing ends. Wouldn't it be cool to do a murder mystery on a train though?

Well, I need to take meds, put laundry in dryer and start my day! Everyone have an OP day.

Faye :)

05-13-2005, 10:48 AM
Good Morning everyone.

Yes, Faye, I did make it through last night without cheating so yesterday was a 4 pointer.

I weighed myself today and I seem to be fluctuating between 211 and 212. I was discouraged at first, but then I realized that a week ago I was 216! Plus, I tried on a pair of jeans I bought about a month ago. When I got em, I could barely pull them over my butt, and yesterday I could zip them ! So....I'm on the right track, just have to be patient!!

If you like to grill alot, I highly recommend getting some metal skewers and a grill plate with little holes so you can grill veggies! OMG, they were so good last night...the kids had fun loading up the skewers (which means I didn't have to!) and I just spritzed a little olive oil on them and some salt & pepper. They were so yummy!!! I didn't even eat the meat I cooked to go with it.
Tonight I think I'm going to grill some marinated shrimp MMMMMM :smug:

Oh, DH has managed to stay OP with me for 7 whole days! And he's lost 8 POUNDS :eek: Why do men always lose faster than women???? Oh well. It's okay, cuz he needs to get healthy too. I think he was sneaking alot of sugary snack food at work, and he's completely cut that out now. So, I'm really proud of him. It's his 40th birthday today, and no cake allowed....I'm gonna make some sf jello and cool whip to go with the shrimp though.

Okay, enough rambling.....

Stay :strong: everyone!

05-13-2005, 01:09 PM
Hey guys,
Yesterday got my water and excersice points but my food stuffs were all wrong, I went to a bachelorette party for one of my buddies. I have noticed that since I have started running I have acutally gained weight. When i started I was at 189 and as of this morning I am at 191. I know that muscle weighs more than fat, and my legs are definately getting more muscular, but i dont know that that is really what is goin on. But, my heart is stronger, my endurance and engergy are up, I can do alot more, and I have confidence through the roof, so I am trying not to let the weight thing get to me. Trying being the operative word. Ugh. Well, one day at a time I suppose. Okay well, sorry to cut this short, but I gotta get outta here.

05-13-2005, 04:47 PM
Afternoon girlies! Hope you are all doing well this afternoon!


Julie: Sounds like a real, what does that song called it, Rump Shaker? :lol: Jiggle the fat right away. Sounds like you had fun shopping though and that is always cool! I would head straight for a handbag section I am afrain or shoes or both! I may be fat, but I am a clothes and shoes horse.

Nikki: Keep working at it and you will be where you want to be in nothing flat!

Dh should be home in about half an hour and I need to get dinner started as we eat really early. Take care and I will talk at you tomorrow. No game because T has pink eye, UGH!

Faye ;)

05-14-2005, 08:20 AM
SATURDAY: Today is Sunny thoughts Saturday! Help us make it sunny and funny for each other!

I will check in later ladies

Faye :)

05-15-2005, 09:01 AM
Hi everybody,
Hope you're all having a great weekend!

It's cold and rainy here...froze again last night!

Beats the crap outta 80s and 90s every day :lol: At least to me!

Talk to you all later.

05-15-2005, 10:31 AM
SUNDAY: Today is Silly Poll Sunday and our silly poll this week is what is your favorite summer time food?

I like the availability of fresh fruit and veggies that are hot house grown or grown somewhere like Brazil and flown in.

I only got 2 on Friday and none yesterday but am up and going again today.

I will talk to you all later

Faye :)

Amanda Panda
05-15-2005, 05:03 PM
Hi All,

I've had a bad few days foodwise - a combination of PMS, feeling a bit ill and having no vegetables in the house!

I'm back on track today and got on my exercise bike for the first time in 12 days! :ebike: I'm stocking up on fruit and veg tomorrow, buying some new trainers and then signing up for the gym on Tuesday.

Everyone seems to be doing really well and is really motivated - I'm really looking forward to getting back on track after my trip away which has knocked my routine a bit.

FAYE - Keep up the good work sweetie. I'm glad you are feeling more yourself and more motivated and positive. :cheer:

JULIE - It's great to hear you sounding so positive - congrats on the weightloss! It sounds like with your problems with carbs, South Beach will really help you to lose weight. Isn't it typical that your dh has lost loads already - men eh! :dunno: You're doing great too though!

CARRI - 8lb in 2 weeks! :eek: I dream of weightloss like that!! You are doing really well. I'm glad your dh is doing so well.

NIKKI - Good for you for taking up running - like you say, your fitness will continue to improve dramatically. Don't worry about the couple of extra pounds at this stage - if you know you are eating right and exercising hard then the weight will start to drop.

Keep up the good work everyone!

Love Amanda x

05-16-2005, 09:50 AM
Good Morning everyone!

I'm sleeeepyyyyyy this morning! Dh was up all night in excruciating back pain that went all the way down his leg. He's seeing the chiropractor, but this gal isn't doing much for the pain yet. If she doesn't do something amazing today, I'm taking him to MY Chiro. He's got sciatica, but I'm pretty sure the diet has made it waaayyyy worse because I realized last night that he's not getting his usual dose of potassium/magnesium. He's used to drinking ruby red grapefruit juice and eating lots of bananas. Since we started this diet, he's had none. I asked him if he'd been taking a multivitamin....Uh, no..... So I loaded him up with supplements, and I'm praying it helps cuz he's so miserable.

Anyway, life on South Beach is humming right along! I can't tell you all how great it feels to FINALLLY be back to business on this eating thing. I'm still slacking in the exercise dept., but I may soon have another dance class to teach during the week.

I've learned something about salads....I'm a lemon juice addict from WAYYY back. I eat it on just about everything. But I noticed on mother's day that restaurant dinners always seem more "fancy" or special somehow...even though I know I cook better than them. Well, it dawned on me that I always squeeze fresh lemon on my salads and meat at restaurants, whereas at home I just use the stuff in the plastic bottle. So I started buying real lemons and using that instead...WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I use like, 1/3 the amount of salad dressing that I normally use because the fresh lemon tastes so good!!!

SO whenever you can, get the freshest ingredients possible! It really makes everything taste so much better!!!

Amanda, Sounds like you're getting everything back in order...glad you're getting back to the gym.

I just want you all to know how much I cherish and appreciate the constant daily support in good times and bad...I have never been committed to anything for 2 1/2 years other than my family. So thanks! I know we can all reach our goals, and it doesn't matter how long it takes because we'll all be here cheering each other on until the end!! YOU GALS ROCK!!!! :cb: :cb: :flow2: :flow1: :dancer: :dancer: :grouphug: :grouphug: :twirly: :balloons: :balloons: :balloons: :sunny:


05-16-2005, 10:54 AM
MONDAY: Today is Mission Monday and our mission this week is support. We truly need to support each other in this endeavor and people in our lives like family and friends who are working to get healthy too. Let's give everyone an extra little oomph of support this week.


Faye :dancer:

I started out great but fell off last evening. I am up and at 'em this morning, though I slipped in the bathroom and sprained my ankle yesterday so I don't know how much treadmill I can do. May have to just do some resistance and weights today.

Julie: I will say a little extra prayer for dh and his back. Back pain is so very debillitating as it effects everything it seems. Hope he gets to feeling better soon. Mine can't seem to get over this darn virus. He woke up coughing in the middle of the night and then we didn't get much sleep either after that. I slept in, but the darn animals kept jumping all over the bed and not settle down.


Carri: You inspired me when we started here. You were so up and working so hard. I know that this is something you can attain as you always put 100% when you work at it.

Julie: You amaze me with your children, sewing, writing and dancing. Keeping up with the world and eating properly. I am looking forward to the day when I see that goal # for you!

Amanda: You struggled so much and this year have taken off like a shooting star. I know that you can get to that magical number and you and Nigel get married and live happily ever after!

Nikki: I know you want to lose, but I think for someone as young as you, you stress too much about it. You seem to have an active life and if you can adjust your eating a tad, I think those unwanted lbs will come off! You inspire all of us that you are taking charge of your life now and not waiting until it is harder to come off. You can do this!!!!!

Susan: You are the person we truly look up too. You have done this, attained your goal and though you have to continue the fight everyday, you have accomplished what we all seek. You are an inspiration to all of us.

Dot: I know that you are not always able to get in here and there are periods of time we don't see you, but I just want you to remember we are here for you everyday rain or shine! You can accomplish what you want out of life so go for it!!!

For all the other girls who have drifted in and out here, let me say that I truly hope you have not given up. Strive to go forward with your life, making your desire to be healthy of utmost importance!

I will be back later girls

Faye :)

05-17-2005, 08:02 AM