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07-11-2005, 06:32 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




07-11-2005, 06:39 AM
MONDAY: Today is Mission Monday and our Mission this week is to work at controlling foods and drinks we have trouble controlling. For example, if you are a soft drink addict, start this week to cut back on how much you drink. If you overeat bread products, cut back, etc. You can still have the things you love, just learn to control them.


Amanda :bravo:
Faye :flow2:

Amanda: You have done a fantastic job with your exercise and to go from beginner to intermediate is superb! WTG!!!! :ebike: :wl: :tread: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

The storm has hit here. So far just medium rain and some wind, but it will pick up today supposedly and get worse. I guess it is the treadmill for me today!

Have a great day

Faye :)

07-11-2005, 02:51 PM
Afternoon All ... I know I have missed alot over the last four days so I am just popping in to catch up on everything ... I did have a good time being off work, got some needed R&R ... but also got some un-needed extra fat and calories, ha ha :lol: Oh well back on today .... check in later girls, got alot to do at work today ... have a good one!!!! :cool:

07-11-2005, 03:24 PM
Hello, ladies - good news, sort of, to report. Your prayers have been a tremendous help and I brought my husband home today - the bad thing is they have no idea what happened to him or if it might happen again. Believe me, they were running hourly lab tests, MRIs CAT scans, ultrasounds, x-rays. They have not been able to come to a diagnosis or cause and told me to call his regular doctors and have them follow up. It's all kind of scary. He was in the unresponsive state until late Tuesday, then he started to wake up. He has no recollection of anything. He lost 18 pounds in one week...hopefully I can put a few back on him - maybe 5. I did pretty well considering I ate out of vending machines for 3 days and then at Subway the rest of the time - I could hardly believe the hospital has a Subway and a Starbucks - anyway, I ended up losing 2 pounds. I'm determined they will not be back!

Thanks again -

07-11-2005, 04:00 PM
Susan/VA: PRAISE GOD! I have thought and prayed for both of you everyday! I am so glad he is back home and now you can fatten him back up. I know he doesn't like to eat much, but have you tried those shakes specifically for people to put on weight? I know I have a friend who's spouse couldn't eat and they recommended them to her and they were kind of a lifesaver. I know it is scary you don't know what caused this, but maybe his body just needed to shut down for a little while. God made us complex creatures that is for sure! Glad everything is ok! Here is a sample of one place online. You can usually get the stuff at a health food store.

Carri: Hope you didn't go back to too much work on your desk! Glad you had a good time!

I actually got out in the pool for 45 minutes today. It was cold and in the rain, but I will be darned if I will let that stop me! Hey, I have done crazier things! :lol:

Everyone have a good afternoon

Faye ;)

Amanda Panda
07-11-2005, 04:48 PM
Hi all,

I got 2 points yesterday. I actually had quite a wobbly week foodwise , but considering the stress I have had it could have been a lot worse. At least I managed to keep up the gym.

FAYE - I went from intermediate to advanced thank you very much! I just bypassed beginners altogether and gave myself a 'trial by fire'! :dizzy: Well done for having a swim despite the rain - I guess you thought 'well I'm gonna get wet anyway!' :lol:

SUSAN - Praise God indeed - I too have had you both in my prayers and it is great to hear that he is recovering. It must be very scary not knowing why it happened as knowledge is power isn't it? All the best with getting his weight back up (but not yours :lol: ).

CARRI - Glad you enjoyed your break from work - now you just have to work your butt off catching up!

Hi to Scuzin, Julie and Nikki!

Love Amanda x

07-11-2005, 07:16 PM
HEllo, gals. Good to read your posts today.

Faye -- gald that Dennis did not turn out to be as bad as feared. What a mess for some people, though!

Susan/VA - so glad to hear that you are back home again. Hard to believe in this modern day that there are still some complete mysteries like that.

Amanda - I would have a stroke trying to do an advanced class like that! WTG, girl!

Carri - glad you enjoyed your time off.

I went to the Dr. today to finally get this pesky knee checked out. It has been bothering for about 6 weeks. Tried to ignore it, but didn't work! The good news is that it isn't arthritis - Dr. says I am too young! Bad news - a definite problem, having an MRI done on Friday. Said to go ahead and keep walking though, if the pain isn't too bad so that is good. Must run now to the grocery store - we have nothing to eat. I am starving, so it is probably a bad time to go! Talk to you all tomorrow.

07-12-2005, 08:17 AM
TUESDAY: Today is Target Tuesday and our target this week is water. I can't stress enough how water helps our bodies. Forget about this, helps to lose weight stuff, we need it to feed our cells and replenish us. Remember to drink more when it is hot, when you exercise and when you have had soft drinks as they have sodium in them.


Amanda :dancer:
Faye :flow2:

Marsha: What school that dr go to, Sears? Of course you can have arthritis at your age! I have it in my shoulder, my knees and hip. You can have a genetic predisposition to it where others do not AND if you have injured the knee previously, it can develop arthritis just from that. I know, as I have a bad knee that I messed up years ago falling off a chair. Take headphones and music for your MRI. One for your knee takes about 45 minutes, at least mine did and you have to lay extremely still. I tried to sleep with soft music on actually.

Amanda: I apologize for misunderstanding you were in the TOP OF YOUR CLASS! WooHoo! Good going girl! I couldn't do a beginners. I would have to start in a toddler class I am afraid! :lol:

Rain and wind are gone. Looks like we have another one brewing just south of Cuba though! UGH! Gotta get as much pool work in as I can, I guess!

Have a good day

Faye :)

07-12-2005, 10:09 AM
Morning gals. Had my first good day yesterday in quite a while. Feels good just to be back on track!

Faye - pretty sure Doc was kind of joking about the age thing. I do have some arthritis in my neck from an old gymnastics injury - the thing with the knee is that the pain kind of came from out of nowhere 6 weeks ago and never left. Anyway, they did xray it in the office before scheduling the MRI. Had one on my lower back where I have some disc problems several years ago - kind of hope I don't have to be in as far for the knee??

Rained this am and cooled things off a bit - feels pretty humid though. Looks like we are working on a full week of 90+ temps.

Wishing everyone a great day - check with you all later.

07-12-2005, 03:06 PM
Afternoon everyone... I sure hope we get alot of the rain from Dennis, we are needing it so bad here, so bad... my lawn is actually orange ... they say there is a chance of rain all week and I will take it!!!

Marsha - Good luck with the MRI, my dh had to have one about 4 months ago because of his back, he about went nuts ... so did I went I got the bill
$2700.00 ... of course thank God for insurance and we only had to pay $780
but still it was quite a chunk...

Faye - The "Sears" crack made me laugh ... :lol: just the kind of smart a** remarks I love about you, ha ha :D Hope you have fun in the pool today, should help to cool you off, it has been so, so hot here too ....

Amanda - Well only you and Nigel know if things are going to work out...maybe you made a rash decision ... best of luck, I know it is hard.

Susan/Va - So glad to hear that your dh is okay... I pray that he does not have another episode ... try to relax I know how stressed out you can get when you are worrying about a loved one ...

Susan - Glad to hear that you are getting back into the swing of things, I am trying too, seems like we are starting off at about the same weight ... race you to 199!!! :s:

Nikki - Hi!!!

Julie - Hi!! Glad to hear everything is going all right with you!!

Well yesterday I did not have a good evening... I sort of binged, and I haven't done that in a long time so it upset me ... I only have until Sept 24th for my little sisters wedding and I was wanting to be down quite a bit, it seems I am sabatoging myself for some reason...oh well I am really going to try hard today...sort of getting a headache, better go take something before it gets nastier... hope you all have a great day.

Amanda Panda
07-12-2005, 03:37 PM
Hi all,

I got 4 points yesterday. We are in the midst of another heatwave here but I forced myself out to the gym yesterday and was actually pleasantly suprised - the air conditioning was working for once and it was actually cooler than my flat! Today I went for a nice swim and managed to do 30 lengths.

I had a bit of a revelation today - I finally got round to reviewing my June food journal and I must say than when I added up the totals I was shocked! :yikes: I always assume that I stick to my calories about 75% of the time, but when I added it up I was actually only OP for 43% of the month!! I also added up all the pizza's I'd had over the month and it worked out at 6, which means 20% of my dinners were pizza!! Honestly, it has really opened my eyes and I am determined to really sort out my eating. I'm always moaning about my slow weightloss (28lb in 6 months is 1lb per week), but now I realise how much I have been kidding myself that I am staying OP. I'm really glad that I did this as I can now sort it out and maybe my weight loss will speed up a bit!

FAYE - Glad 'Dennis' has not stuck around - hope this other one misses you too.Talking of water - I just can't get enough of the stuff at the moment - I've already had 10 glasses today and it's only 7.30pm. I'm lucky as I love the stuff and prefer it over soda or cordial.

MARSHA - Hope your scan goes well and you can start working on getting your knee better.

CARRI - Sorry you pigged out hon - unfortunately we all seem to still have our moments with binges. The good thing is that we can all now stop at one binge and get straight back on track, whereas before it would lead to us breaking our diets completely and losing the plot for days if not weeks (or was that just me? :lol: ).

Enjoy your evening

Love Amanda x

PS - Do you remember I was worried about my uncle who was in Thailand during the tsunami - well guess who has turned up safe and well and didn't think to let anyone know he was ok!!

07-12-2005, 03:39 PM
Carrie, looks like you lost 40+ pounds so you are doing great. We all fall off the wagon from time to time. Grab hold and get back on.

I seem to be under a cloud. Had a flat tire on I-64 at rush hour last night but God was watching out for me - the VDOT roadside assistance truck pulled up 10 minutes later and changed it for me...for free! Guess that some tax dollars I'm happy to pay. Today our air -conditioning at home went out -- 90 degrees, too. Just one thing after another.

My husband has three doctors' appointments tomorrow - hopefully someone has come up with something we can do to prevent another episode.

07-13-2005, 07:59 AM
WEDNESDAY: Today is Wednesday's Woes a time to gripe about anything!


Amanda :bravo:
Faye :flow2:

Susan/VA: Flat tires are the worst! Good thing you had someone come by. We have the same kind of people that roam the interstates and help people in car trouble. Hope your hubby can find out what went wrong with him.

Amanda: Don't stress about the losses. You are doing very very well and the daily exercise is definitely helping a lot. You will get a total handle on this!

Carri: The pool was FREEZING!!!!!! :tired: The air temp was only around 69 yesterday when I went out and all the rain cooled off the warm water in the pool. I just did 45 minutes of laps because I didn't want my body out of the water more than it needed.

Marsha: My mri was from hips down. It is spooky isn't it. You feel like you are in a coffin. Think about those poor people who have to have a head MRI and they usually last 60-90 minutes! UGH! My sister had one and said on top of that they put her in a head brace to keep her head from moving!

I guess I should get my daily chores done

Faye :)

07-13-2005, 04:10 PM
Hello Ladies
I haven't gotten back to the gym since that 1st time but I have done a lot of walking! So I'm not too let down.
Haven't gotten a handle on the food thing....and I have been drinking a lot of calories too, sugarie juice I'll avoid, I only buy skim milk, but damn that bar scene...

Woe: My poor feet! I have a lot of cute sandles but none of them have broken in properly and are turning my usually cute feet into bruised and battered ones :( simple solution right? Just wear different shoes? the only comfortable pair I have are converse and I can only wear those with pants and its too hot! Or it would be no prob at all if I didn't have to walk so much, ahh the joys of the carless college student

Hope you all are doing great, I didn't get some of the updates becuase I thought I was subscribes to this thread ...but I wasn't...anyway, have a good day

07-13-2005, 04:50 PM
Susan: My advice if you want to wear sandals is invest in a good pair. They will cost, but it is worth it. I recommend Clarks sandals, cute and very very comfortable. You can get them online at and right now they are having a pretty good sale. That is where I got mine for vacation and we will be walking a lot.

Been kind of a boring day here today. I am trying to decide what restaurant to take my dsis and bil to for their anniversary while we are in Vegas. I want some place nice, ie NO BUFFETS, but not foo foo food no one will eat. I am waiting to hear whether or not they want to go to Manettis downtown in the Plaza hotel. It is owned by the guy that played Rick on Magnum PI and has pretty good Italian food. On top of that, it has singing waiters (maybe I can get them to sing to my sister and bil, and everything is home made, bread, pastas, desserts etc. He also has a lot of "friends" stop in so we may be able to "star" watch. A lot of his recipes are from friends like Sinatra (hopefully this is NOT one of the friends to stop in or I am gone!) :yikes: , James Darren, Joe Pesci, Dennis Farina, etc. I think it sounds like fun and they have good old spaghetti and meatballs for my dh who never ventures out of his box so to speak! (basically he hates ricotta and won't eat anything that has it in it) Tomorrow we are down to 6 weeks, 6 longgggggg weeks but still, I bought our plane tickets in Feb so that was 6 months ago. Guess I should look at it that way. I go out to the pool everyday and watch the planes fly in (we are in the runway paths) and swim my little heart out thinking of being on one of those planes, FEDEX not withstanding of course! :lol: Everytime I think of a FEDEX plane I think of the movie Castaway, :^:

Hope everyone is having a good day today!

Faye :)

07-13-2005, 07:40 PM
Hello everyone. We are on our 5th of what they are predicting will be at least 9 days of 90+ temps with high humidity here in southern MN. We don't have air in our house, and normally I don't mind, but after this many days it warms up a bit!
Spent this am at the hospital - took DM in by ambulance, but eventually brought her back home again. She know there is not much they can do for her, but the amount of morphine she is on (I think?) sometimes causes her to become anxious and panic and think that she is near death. We don't know either- not a good feeling when you are wishing that someone you love dearly could just pass in peace. Makes you feel kind of guilty.

FAye and Susan - I really like Clark's, too. They are so comfy! The restaurant you have in mind sounds like great fun!! And since it is almost dinner time around here - it also sounds delicious!

HEy to Susan/VA, Carri and Amanda. I must now go and sit in front of my fan.

07-14-2005, 06:36 AM
THURSDAY: Today is Time for Us Thursday so be sure and take some time just for you today!

Morning gals! It is hot and muggy this morning already. I am sure I will continue to freeze in the pool as the water is really cold again and it usually take 2-3 weeks of hot sunny weather to warm it up!

I just did some serious ugliness to my dh's ccard! I bought shoes, bras and books for vacation this morning and paid my cell phone bill. Boy, I tell ya, it is hard sometimes to buy "big girl" bras in colors. Sheesh, you think I would be asking for the moon or something. Ahh, well, I did get a pretty pink one and really need white for a lot of my vacation clothes anyway. It is just dh who likes the colors, lace, satin etc. Course this is the same man who would prefer I go without one all the time for better access... :o I do in the house all the time, but I'll be darned if I am going to go out to the store and have someone point and say, "Hey, look at that lady, she has three stomachs!" :lol3:

My burn is coming along, but it is at the new skin growth stage and very stiff. Hard to even bend my thumb and I usually open it back up when I try. I kept it in an antiseptic bandage for a couple days, then had to break the blisters so it is just the chain of things I guess.

My allergies were driving me nuts this morning and my adenoids were swollen so I have been up since 3 AM. I need to run some errands today so I don't know if I am going to get a nap or not. Us old folks need our naps! :lol:

Marsha: Hope mom is settled back in and I do understand both sides of the coin. My fil had a very fast growing cancer, found in Oct of one year and he was dead by Feb of the next. All he did was vomit from chemo and radiation sickness and lost so much weight. I loved him dearly and had only been married 3 years so didn't get to know him that well (we lived about 1000 miles away from each other) and my son was only 2 and the apple of his granddaddy's eye. BUT, with all that being said, I wanted God to take him to relieve his misery so I understand the guilt. I lived with terrible guilt for several years over something related to his passing that I thought I did. Stupid really when I look back on it, but you know how it goes. Hope you don't cook today. Our AC has been running almost non-stop for weeks now because of this heat. Our elec bill is going to be awful, but I can't stand the what do we do? Go on vacation to one of the hottest places in the country. Vegas is running around 110 degrees everyday! UGH! Glad we rented a car! :lol:

You gals have a great day!

Faye :)

07-14-2005, 01:37 PM

So I'm not sure what happened, if the scale was wrong or what...but I have miraculously gained 3.5 pounds this week, as verified by TWO scales. I"m just pissed.

07-14-2005, 01:52 PM
Susan: I say the scales are wrong! :lol: They have ganged up against you and are now plotting you off? (overthrow didn't work here! :D ) Don't sweat it and don't get mad. Remember you were the one that didn't want to weigh too often so don't stress it could be any number of things including your menstrual cycle!

I got to thinking and seems like Julie is the only one with kids in the home. I was going to ask if any of you were taking your kids to the bookstore at midnight tomorrow to get their Harry Potter book. This old kid ordered hers online to be shipped overnight. Love those crazy books for some reason!

Just popped in to see who had been here. have a good afternoon

Faye ;)

07-14-2005, 02:15 PM
Hi, ladies, my husband continues to improve so I am happy. I've been at 156 for 2 weeks now so I guess I've got it down to there. One more pound and I'll be back to my WW goal. Now that I'm there, I can see it is really a little too high for me (Doctor agrees) and so I'm setting my personal goal to 145...could take a couple of months, could be a year but eventually I'll get there. I have developed a good, healthy way of eating and getting a little better at the exercise so I'm pleased with my progress and not in a rush.

Amanda Panda
07-14-2005, 03:57 PM
Hi all,

I got 2 points yesterday - went slightly over my cals but no big deal. We had our friend visit yesterday with his Brazilian fiancee and her 6 year old daughter. It was nice to meet them but they don't speak a word of English and we do not speak a word of Portugeuse, so it was hard work! Greg had to be translator, but would sometimes get mixed up and turn to us and translate in Portuguese!! They were really lovely though and the little girl was beautifully behaved and a credit to her mum which you don't see every day!

FAYE - 6 weeks will fly by in no time at all! I hear you about bra buying. I used to buy all the pretty bra's but they have very little support in the straps (unlike you, I LIKE my boobs well strapped in and lifted! :lol: ) I recently got some more supportive ones which aren't as sexy, but they really lift them up and instantly make me look slimmer and lifts my boobs from somewhere near my waist! I've decided that for the moment - support wins over sexiness!

MARSHA - Sorry to hear that your mother is so ill. I recently went throught the death of my partners mother, and I dread the day my mum gets ill. I know that when Nigel's mum was really sick and was no longer really there, we went outside and prayed for God to take her. I don't feel guilty for that at all as it was an act of unselfish love, and we thanked God when she went later that night. My heart goes out to you Marsha during this exceptionally difficult time. :grouphug:

SCUZIN - I can categorically tell you that your weight is up because you had your first visit to the gym. The weight will either be water retention which is normal when you first start training, or muscle. Don't worry about it. I was working out like a mad woman for a whole month before I showed any loss on the scale (although it was obvious that my shape was slimming and I was toning up). Just keep up the good work and don't focus too much on the :devil: scales for now.

SUSAN - Glad to hear your dh continues to gain in strength. You are so close to your WW target now!

Hi to Carri, Julie and Nikki!

Love Amanda x

07-15-2005, 07:28 AM
FRIDAY: Today if Fabulous Friday Follies! What crazy thing have you done recently?


Amanda :dancer:
Faye :flow2:

Amanda: Had to be an interesting visit! At least you had a translator of some kind! Sounded like an I Love Lucy episode! :lol: Glad you are continuing to work so hard with your program! You are doing great BTW!

Susan/VA: Wonderful! Love hearing good news about your spouse doing better!

I am officially under 6 weeks til vacation today! WOOHOO!

I can hear rain, darn it! Hope it isn't raining too hard so I can go to the pool. I really should run a bunch of errands, but I may just wait until dh gets home and have him go with me. We both are pretty shaggy and need haircuts so we will do that tonight and some other shopping than tomorrow it is grocery shopping at the commissary, which I dread of course, but there isn't a thing in the house to eat except bad stuff. (update: Took my bum out to the pool in the rain and did an hour anyway!)

Brother I can't seem to get a break with my allergies. I don't take meds and I have problems and I take meds and I have problems. Last night I took some meds and now I have a sore throat (it dries me out) It will go away this morning, but it wakes me up during the night. I noticed the grass pollen is very high and is at an advisory level in Vegas (Vegas has grass?????? I never saw grass. It is after all smack dab in the middle of the desert) Anyway, I am highly allergic to grass so I hope none of the casinos has grass inside. :smug: Who cares? I will sit at the slots and sneeze if I have to! :lol:

Well, I hear Jack up so better get him some breakfast. I may go back to bed for awhile after he goes to work. I am pooped! Have a great weekend!

Faye :)

07-15-2005, 12:35 PM
Good Morning!
Its 8:30 and boy is that early for me :lol: (hey, I'm a college student on summer vacation, gimme a break!) I'm on my way to a theme park today: The "Enchanted Forest" All fairy tale stuff, haven't been since I was 10.

Well I got back to the gym yesterday and pumped some iron and then ended up doing more walking around this town than I ever want to do again! I enjoyed the 1st half hour/45 minutes or so, but then I thought I was done, but it turned out I miscalculated the bus system and ended up having to walk another mile or so with my already tired body in the hot sun. OH well it will do me good in the long run.

Faye and Amanda, you are both so right. I know doing weight training makes the scale do funny things and I can't believe I didn't even think about TOM since its now HOURS away.

Have a good day!

07-15-2005, 01:17 PM
Good Friday morning to all! We can't get a break from this blasted heat and humdity - I hate whiners, but this is getting ridiculous!

Thanks to all for all the support - you guys hardly know me, but your words were comforting. DM has been failing for a long time, but mentally, except for days when the meds are way high, she is right on. Makes it worse! I hate to keep burdening my friends and coworkers, although they are good about asking and doing things for me. Anyway, your support comes at a much needed time, and I thank you for it.

Faye - you are an exercise inspiration! You rarely miss a day in the pool - I just can't get out and walk in this heat. Maybe by Monday we are supposed to get a break into the mid 80's.

AManda - your visit sounds like it was fun. It is getting rarer these days to find truly well behaved children - and, being a teacher for 28 years, I do love kids! Our standards here in America have changed, and kids are allowed to behave differently than we did growing up.

Susan/VA - glad to hear DH continues to improve. I am seriously thinking about giving WW online a try. I do better when I am committed to a program. Have you ever done the online stuff?

Scuzin - quite the workout yesterday - intended or not! I am sure you will see the scales start to turn here soon.

Well, off to get ready to go for my MRI - kind of hope they find nothing, then on the other hand, hope they find something to tell me why it continues to hurt.

Talk to you all tomorrow.

07-15-2005, 03:06 PM
Afternoon Girls ... TGIF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the love of God, I could not take another day of work this week :lol: :lol: I am so proud of myself that I have been OP for four days now ... I know it seems small, but it is quite a feat for me as of late ... but I am not going to be congratulating myself just yet, if I can stay OP over the weekend then I will be really happy with myself.

Marsha - I hope your MRI goes well, good luck !!

Faye - Hope the rain stopped so that you could get in the pool ... I hear ya on the allergies, I thought mine were really bad until I keep hearing about yours...I hope you feel better real soon ...Also my dh LOVES the Harry Potter books and is really looking forward for it's release so I am sure we will be buying one this weekend.

Scuzin - You are doing so well with the exercising, keep it up!! I know that for some reason when I start exercising my weight goes up for a few days, just keep it up and I bet by next week you will see a good loss.

Amanda - Glad you had a good visit with your friends - it seems very hard these days to find a child that is well behaved, so she is a credit to her Mom.

Susan/Va - Great to hear that dh keeps improving, so glad ... :)

Nikki and Julie - Hi :D

Well I hope you all have a great weekend, should be another hot one here...I got my electric bill yesterday and it was twice what it normally is due to my A/C running all of the time, ughhhhh ... but like Faye said "what are you gonna do, I am not going to be hot" .... talk to you all later!!!! :cool:

07-16-2005, 02:16 PM
Hello Ladies, Happy Saturday.
Just a quick check in for now, I'm about to take some body measurements. EEK! But I know it will help me show progress in the end. Check in later!

Amanda Panda
07-16-2005, 03:19 PM
Hello all,

I got 4 points yesterday. I weighed myself this morning and I am down another 2lb - this makes 31lb in total - yay! Watch out Carri and Julie, I'm slowly catching you guys! In the UK we measure our weight in stones and pounds - it's so great to be able to say that I now weigh 16 stone 12lb, rather than 19 stone 1lb!!

SCUZIN - Seeing those measurements for the first time is never pleasant, but it will be worth it!

Have a great weekend

Love Amanda x

07-16-2005, 04:01 PM
SATURDAY: Today is Sunny Thoughts Saturday. A day to throw all your cares to the wind and be happy!


Carri :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
Amanda :bravo:
Faye :flow2:

Amanda: Three cheers for you!!!!!!! :cp: :cb: :hat: :dance: I cannot tell you how proud of you I am! You are doing absolutely fabo!

Carri: My Harry Potter book was delivered while I was in the pool this AM! :lol: I had it shipped overnight but they said it wouldn't get here until Monday. Unfortunately, Jack got his hands on it and I had to go grocery shopping so I only got to read 2 chapters. While I am running around getting laundry done and straightening up, he is sitting reading MY BOOK!!!!!!!! :mad:

Marsha: We are nothing if not a very cohesive caring group. You can be sure that you will always find a compassionate and honest ear here for you and you can always pm me and I will send you my e-mail address if you need me for something.

Susan: I started concentrating more on my tape measure than my scale and have found I am losing inches even though my weight is not really going down (partly because I am not eating totally properly) I have confidence that you will have great tape results!

WooHoo I finally got into another pair of my new capris and even got the eye from two guys today! :smug: The first guy actually flirted with me in the grocery store. He was probably my son's age are maybe 5 years or so older for gosh sakes, but said how cute my outfit was and I looked ready for the beach! I almost dropped my frozen food! :lol: :lol: The other guy was when I was standing at my trunk as the bagger was loading in my groceries and he was pulling up to park. I looked up and he was looking at me and smiled then parked, got out and actually gave me the eye and a WINK and walked into the commissary. He was younger too and a pretty cute black man! Must be the big behind! I heard black men like big behinds more than white men do! :lol: :lol: :lol: You have to be flattered but I was also embarrassed!

Well to the laundry I go!

Have a great Saturday girls!

Faye :)

07-16-2005, 11:46 PM
Saturday night and I am finally checking in here. Hope everyone's weekend is going well.

Faye - congrats on getting into the capris. Too funny!! I have a pair I can get on, but they are just a bit snug for comfort yet - hope to wear them when we go to the lake in August.

Carri - glad your work week is over, I do appreciate my summers off!

Amanda - WOW! Congrats on dropping two more pounds. You are really doing great.

Scuzin - I have yet to take my measurements. I think the numbers would scare me! It will be good to watch those numbers go down!

In the upper 90's here today - perhaps 100 tomorrow before cool front moves through. OK - this hot spell has been enoughto seriously make me want AC! It is not fun to just sit in the house and sweat! Not sure if it will even go below 80 overnight. MRI went ok - the open sided ones are sure better than that narrow tube I was in last time. Now we just wait for a call about the results and hope that if something needs to be done they can get at it before it is time to go back to school.
We are off to Minneapolis tomorrow for my great-neice's baptism. DM's health care aides are going to spend the day so that DF can go along. My DF and DM both have interesting names - DF is Clair, DM is Verba. Last name Meredith. Anyway, my DD's name is Meredith and now the next baby in the family is a little girl they named CLaire - kind of cool that we can use the family names. So far no one has used Verba yet though - just a little too weird!
Hope to check in tomorrow evening when we get back if it's not storming!

07-17-2005, 12:29 AM
Phew its hot here too! I don't have an AC either, I've always managed to tough it out with a fan.

Went to the gym again today. Last time I ventured for the 1st time into the freeweight section where I have always been afraid to go. Well I went and am never going back! Not because I was intimidated, not at all, but it SMELLED!!!! I don't know if the ventilation is poor on that side of the building or all the huge sweaty guys spend just enough time there not to let the air freshen...EW!

Taking those measurements made me realize just how much weight I had lost last year and how silly I am for stopping. I would like to ask you all a favor: DO NOT LET ME LEAVE! If I go more than a couple days without posting GET ON MY BACK ABOUT IT! Shoot, I'll give you my address, my #, **** even my credit card #, ok, not that...:P But anything for you to track me down and keep me in check if I get too "comfotable" and dissapear like I did last year.

Faye: I don't want to hear a word about what happens in Harry Potter till I have it in my own hands myself!!! NO SPOILERS!

Amanda: congrats on the loss!

07-17-2005, 08:05 AM
SUNDAY: Today is Silly Poll Sunday and our Silly Poll this week is (thanks for idea Marsha) what is the most unusual name anywhere in your family? Can be cousins, aunt etc too.

Susan: Oh, my gosh, get the darn book so we can talk! I read the whole thing yesterday and she sure can tell a tale! You are NOT going to believe who dies. I sat and cried last night. Lots of twists and turns, but TADAAAAA I predicted several months ago who I thought the half blood prince was and I was RIGHT! :cb: I was supposed to save this book to read on the plane next month....right! :lol:

Marsha: I grew up in northwest Indiana and we had no AC, in fact, no one I knew had AC. It was for "rich" people. It sure could get miserable in the summer. I remember laying next to the window in my bedroom staring out at the street because it was too hot to sleep. I feel for you! It is so very hot and humid here our AC doesn't even shut off and we still have two fans and a ceiling fan going downstairs all day and two fans going upstairs in the bedroom at night.

Everyone have a good day. I am going to start cleaning the downstairs, then go to the pool, then put dinner in the oven then finish the house.

Silly poll: My mil's first name was Thenia, which I kind of liked and of course, there is always MY first name, which I HATE!!!!!

Oh and I forgot to tell you my latest militant fat act. I got free buffet coupons and stuff from a casino in Tunica that I needed to use so we went down there Friday night. I finished my slot play came down to where Jack was playing slots and sat at a machine across from an empty craps table. There were just the three employees, one of which was the pit boss. A cocktail waitress came up to the roulette table and asked about drinks. She was probably a size 18 and was in a black bolero jacket black short shorts and black stockings underneath. She walked away and I heard the three at the craps table start in on how fat she was and that she should be in something more appropriate and let's see what did the pit boss say more flattering or some such. The tall black woman made a comment about some employee or customer who was "this big" and stretched her hands far as they would go. Mount Faye went off!!!!! I went to the table told them I had heard them and I found them offensive, rude, and arrogant. They acted like they didn't have any idea what I was talking about. I said, "I heard you gossiping about the cocktail waitress. Who died and made you all the size Gods?" I looked at the black woman and asked her how she would like it if I walked up to my spouse and loudly talked about the skinny n*&^%$ at the craps table? I said something like, pretty rude offensive and ugly isn't it? Walked away and asked Jack to cash out and we left. I came home and e-mailed the casino saying I didn't think I would go back there is they condoned behaviour like that from their employees! We shall see what comes of it! FOR BEAUTIFUL FAT WOMEN EVERYWHERE!

Faye :)

Amanda Panda
07-17-2005, 11:17 AM
Hi all,

I got 4 points yesterday. I stepped on the scales again this morning (naughty, I know!) and the dial had moved down again! It was either by another 1 or 2 lb, I couldn't see properly as I was still very bleary eyed! I'll check again tomorrow before I change my tracker. The funny thing is that it is the week before my TOM, so it is not normally a week when I lose weight as I get water retention - so that makes me even happier!

I forgot to tell you that I've finally fitted into my jeans that I bought last year, but have never worn before. At one point I couldn't get them on at all, but now they are actually getting a bit loose on the waist! I'm going to wear them to death over the next few weeks as they'll be too big soon, so I want to make the most of them!

Faye - Woo hoo to getting flirted with! You are right, black men do tend to like curvy women. We have a big Somali community in Sheffield and I know the men adore large rears! (and I mean LARGE!). Congrats on fitting into the capri's - all that swimming is slimming you down!

SCUZIN - I hear you about the free weights section at the gym - I steer well clear, all that testosterone is too much for me!

MARSHA - Enjoy your baptism! You are right - Verba is a strange name!

SILLY POLL - We don't have any really wierd names really - my sisters are called Barbie (Barbara) and Belinda and my brother is called Gavin - I like that they are not really strange, but not too common either. Oh yes, I almost forgot about my little nephews. Kai and Jaden.

Enjoy your day

Love Amanda x

07-17-2005, 02:17 PM
Good Morning

Do middle names count? if so I think I win so far, My cousin has a son who's middle name is "Happy Dragon". I come from a long line of solid Irish names so I can't think of any others...not that I would need to...Happy Dragon takes the cake!

Cofee time! :coffee2:

07-18-2005, 09:17 AM
MONDAY: Today is Mission Monday and our Misson this week is work on attitude. I think it is a great week to work on the weak spots in our attitude about our bodies, how we look, the perceptions we give to people. Check yourself out critically this week and see if anything you are doing is detrimental to your healthy attitude about yourself. Do you walk with your head held high or do you look down and not make eye contact? Do you look at yourself in the mirror and find disgust or do you see a person who is already beautiful just needs some improvement? All these things help to make us better weight loss winners!


Amanda :bravo:
Faye :cp:

Gotta go get in the pool, looks like rain

Faye :)

07-18-2005, 10:30 AM
Good Monday morning to all - Yeah, the cool front went through - still in the 80's today, but much lower humidity.

Scuzin - yep, I think Happy Dragon takes the cake. Hate to ask, but, what were they thinking??? We have mainly Welsh ancestors, and so have some old Welsh names in the family. DF's grandfather's name was Othneil, father's middle name Enoch. I do like some of the old names.

Faye - good for you - I am the type of person who gets ticked, but says nothing. Middle child - hates conflict!

Amanda - congrats on the jeans. You are just having so much fun with this weight loss!

Baptism was nice yesterday - glad DF got to go with us. Claire looked so cute. The women pastor actually took her from Lisa to do the water part, then walked around the whole church to show her to the people. Surprised yesterday that DF wanted me to drive. He usually doesn't do that. Now I get to drive to Minneapolis again today. My neice on DH's side has a heart condition and needs a checkup and no one else in his whole family will drive in Minneapolis. I am starting to think I could do the drive in my sleep about now. Have to go tomorrow again - DD and her BF are going to Vegas for a couple of days and since she is in the cities for work this week, I have to drive BF up to meet her. We will probably meet at the Mall of America and get a bite to eat. It is so close to the airport - their flight doesn't leave until 9:45 tomorrow night, so they better get some dinner first.
The air is so nice here today - kind of wish I could stay home and get some things done, but that's the way it goes! Have a great day everyone.

07-18-2005, 02:55 PM
Afternoon Girls, hope you all had a good weekend... I did I guess :lol: Me and dh were spatting all weekend over stupid crap, annoying know how you go through those every once in a while, but we are over it :D
I had a great weekend diet wise, I totally stayed OP all weekend!!! Yay for me !!!!!!!!!!!!! :cb: I was so impressed with myself and dh ... he is the one that helped, I did have a weak moment where I wanted pizza and we both decided it would not be good to do that ... so together we are losing weight, of course he is losing faster, but oh well ... :shrug:

The only wierd name I may have in my family is Cash ... my nephews middle name, after his great grandpa on his fathers side ,,, I always thought it odd...

Marsha - glad the baptism went well, have fun going out today.

Amanda - Great job on the pounds down, you are doing so well ... I know how it feels to finally get into those jeans ... I am wearing a pair now that I actually should not be wearing, they are still really tight and uncomfortable but I cant help but keep trying them... :)

Scuzin - Yes you take the cake with the odd names... Happy Dragon? That is odd, ha ha

Faye - I CANNOT believe that you have finished that whole Harry Potter book already, I have to wait until DH Finishes it before I can start reading it, so mums the word. :tape:

Hi to everyone else, gotta get back to work, it is sooooooooooo hot here today. :hot: going to be 90 again ... gotta tell ya, I could do with this summer hurrying up a little ... well have a good day all !!!

Amanda Panda
07-18-2005, 04:04 PM
Hi all,

I got 4 points yesterday. I'm not feeling well today - I feel physically tired and mentally low which has resulted in me eating badly and having a day off from the gym. Oh well, we all have a bad day now and again. I'm also worried about my cat - he's not eaten for 2 days now and is just not himself. The thing is I have NO money and cannot afford to even get him to the PDSA (the free vets) until Wednesday, so that is making me feel more guilty and worried. :(

Love Amanda x

07-19-2005, 09:22 AM
TUESDAY: Today is Target Tuesday and our target this week is PROTEIN! It is a need, but let's try and get leaner protein in our diets. We don't need the extra fat and we can still have yummy food without it! Work on your protein intake girls, builds strong bones and good rich blood!


Faye :flow2:
Amanda :dancer:

late for the pool. Will come back and post replies in a bit

Faye :)

07-19-2005, 02:58 PM
Afternoon All ... I had a 4 pointer yesterday, actually went home and made my lazy butt exercise ... :lol: Did the one mile WATP dvd, tonight I will do the 2 mile as the 1 mile does not do a whole lot ( for me anyway ) ...

Faye - Good topic for Tuesday, I do not get near the protein that I am supposed to have, I tallied it one week and I was having like 20-30 grams per day out of the 80-90 that I am supposed to have daily ( for my body weight anyway ) ... I think that is the requirement ??

I am having a nice sinus headache today, making me want to go home from work and lay down ... I took some Advil so we will see if that works, seems to be all in the bridge of my nose and right above my eyes, ouch!! :(

Amanda - sorry to hear that you and your cat are feeling poorly ... hope you both get better soon! :)

Gonna be another hot one today, tomorrow we are supposed to have a work picnic and play volleyball, I told them "no way!" not in 91 degree weather... I will go eat and socialize but am not gonna pass out in the heat! :lol:

Julie, Marsha, Nikki, Scuzin, and Susan - Hi to one and all !!!

Talk to you all later!! :cool:

07-19-2005, 05:04 PM
Good afternoon ladies! I wanted to get back in here this morning, but as usual I forgot and got to doing something else.

Carri: I agree! That is way too hot, especially up there, for anyone to be playing volleyball. Congrats on the 4pter! Sounds like you are again busy busy. I take it your dh is back to normal with his back now?

POINTS: Carri :bravo:

Susan/VA: Hope all is going well and your dh is improving day to day. We miss you when you can't be here, but understand perfectly.

Julie: You on the other hand have no excuse! Earn money over talking to us, how dare you!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nikki: Hope things are doing well for you and you are getting the moving or not moving all sorted out.

Susan: I agree with everyone else. You win the silly poll this week. Happy Dragon? They didn't do "it" in the back of a Chinese restaurant did they? :s:

Marsha: Good grief, what is so bad about driving in Minneapolis? They should come here. This town would scare them to death with our drivers. Or Chicago or L.A. but I think our drivers are the most dangerous. They have really bad road rage here and big time attitudes. They like to be in the far left lane then at the last minute cut in front of everyone to get off on an exit. That happens all the time. When the weather is bad, there are a bazillion accidents because people don't slow down. They drive 80-85 on the 240 loop here and most of it is 55 mph.

Amanda: Hope you and the pussy cat are feeling better. My cat has decided to "clean up" for me. We have puppy pads for our dog to go on when he can't get outside and the cat has taken to raking them all up with his paws, which when the dog poos on them, spreads that all over. It drives me nuts because he does it overnight when we are sleeping and Fortune gets up to go to the bathroom.

I guess I better scoot as Jack will be home in about 10-15 minutes or so and I need to start dinner soon

Have a good afternoon everybody!

Faye :)

07-20-2005, 04:01 AM
Hi all...quick check in before bed. Haven't been to the gym in a while... #1 because I gave blood today and #2 not yesterday because I was so tired and feeling !$@! because I was locked out of my house and ended up walking across town in the middle of the night to find a place to sleep. My roommate knew my keys were there and locked up anyway AND didn't bother to call me and tell me. Grrr.

07-20-2005, 08:16 AM