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06-06-2001, 08:44 AM
Hello and welcome to the Thin Group! We are a great group of ladies (but men are welcome if there are any who care to join us) who have one thing in common. We are all working together toward our goal of being healthier in our daily lifestyles and to lose weight in 2001. There are all different ages and backgrounds here and we all have different ways of losing our weight. We all love to have fun and laugh, but we also give a lot of support, encouragement and motivation for one another. Please feel free to post with us - just jump right in and believe me, you will be welcomed with open arms. The more the merrier!

Please feel free to check out our website and learn more about us at:

Love, CJ:cool:

06-06-2001, 08:59 AM
Just thought I would pop in and say good morning. Have laundry to get done this morning so am going to try and pry myself away from the computer! First, I have to update my online journal (which you can get to from the bottom of our website if you are interested) but, unfortunately I am behind ... last journal entry was Mother's Day! I hope to get it cought up today ... and there are a couple weeks where I didn't journal (just in my head) so I won't be able to remember what I ate now. WEigh-in is tomorrow but I got on my scale this morning and it looks like I am going to be the SAME! Angeleyes - I know how you feel about plateaus! I've been on this one for weeks and weeks! Gotta break soon!

I put a pic of our future home we are building on the last thread, so if you don't mind I will put it on this thread too so you can all see it (brag brag brag) I'm so excited about it. Like I said tho, it won't be done in logs as the picture shows, but in Cedar and we will have many many trees around ours and the octagon dining room and greatroom will be overlooking a beautiful valley! And to answer Angel-Eyes ????? - YES - everyone will be invited when it is finished!

Well, will check back later ... think I will go and try to get my journal reasonably updated on the website ... Have a great day everyone!

Love, Carol

06-06-2001, 09:12 AM
Hi Ladies :wave: ~ ok, I think I'm back on track. I feel really good about getting back on my WW eating plan. I weighed in this morning (but won't tell until Monday...ha!) and I was 3 pounds LESS than 3 weeks ago when I "started over" (again....I do that alot lately), when I lost 7.5 lbs so I think I feel good about that. :)

CJ ~How is your WW going? Since I've been MIA lately, I haven't kept up. Are you still going? Still losing? I think WW is the best WOE for me.

Well, just wanted to check in so I don't get too behind here and disappear again. (not that many notice but I do that alot....ha!) Have a great, great day!!

06-06-2001, 09:57 AM
So isn't it interesting how Queen CJ always seems to show up just in time to start a new thread??? Hmm.....

CJ, you have every right to brag. The house is beautiful!! Yours will look even better with all the trees and stuff. Can I come to the big housewarming when it's done? I'll bring a (lo-cal) covered dish!

Trish, welcome home! How was Ireland? Oh, dumb question, right? Sounds wonderful. Ireland's one of those places on my "I want to get there someday" list. My friends who live in England are planning to move to Scotland in the next few months and have invited me there. Another place I'd love to go.

Who was talking about plateaus on the last thread??? :o I'm so sorry, I can't remember who it was. That's the only problem with starting new threads, CJ you brat!!! Anyway I apologize to whoever it was and want to say that I totally agree with you!! Actually, I'm doing the little yo-yo thing these days. Up a little, down a little. But never too far from where I started. Grumble.

Well, I had a message on my phone this morning that my boss is coming back from his business trip 2 days early. (Another engineer on the same trip called to warn me! :lol: ) Guess he'll be rolling in here any minute. Have to run.

Take care everyone!
Much love, Jo.

06-06-2001, 08:50 PM
Hi Ladies...I was #28...and didn't want to miss the next thread, so I copied it to bring forward. LOL...Jello, IT WAS ME...TALKING ABOUT THE PLATEAU...LOLThe last few days, I've been having alot of trouble...can't seem to stay motivated...Been trying so hard to get off of this darn plateau...YES AGAIN....I know all the reasons why? your body does this...but what I can't figure out...IS HOW TO STOP IT!!

HEY LADIES!!!....come on...just a momentary lapse!! Right with you .....yesterday was a big dissappoinment for me. I don't really know if it was due to anything in particular or just...tired and fed up with not losing. Anyway lets just say that the box of cookies is now in the garbage andTODAY IS A NEW DAY!! Like I said....could have been just feeling sorry for myself. Last night after chat...(missed you Mom) I cruised the boards for some motivation, and found it in some of the sugarbuster posts. Great articles on protien, metabolism and diet in general...esp-"PMS" And since I am expecting TOM, soon read enough to get through....not with the
expectation of losing, but maintaining , getting healthy, fit and
have started to realize, ITS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT THE DARN SCALE!!

Oh, I know...I'm one of those...(gotta weigh in everyday) but I think I will let myself off the hook abit...and try every 2 days. It will take a bit of getting used to, but then I don't want to have to keep feeling this way. The other article I thought that was interesting was....a chart telling what your maintenance calorice intake should be(100%) and your losing rate(75%) and to gain rate(125%). So that was interesting...for me....maintanence should be 1487....losing 1187....and well gaining...who cares?..NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!! SO TODAY IS ANOTHER BRAND NEW DAY.....NO GUILT...JUST A FRESH START!!

come on....WHO'S WITH ME?....

ps...CJ...your house looks positively gorgeous!!It will look lovely in cedar....when its we all get an invite?

06-07-2001, 01:14 AM
Hey guys,
Well the company is finally gone. They all left Monday, Memorial Day. My daughter Tracy in the Air Force in Florida and her boyfriend, Brett came too and stayed till Thursday morning so I got to spend some extra time with her after all the Scobel's left.

Anyway's have had a nice couple of weeks here. Maybe too good though. I think we ate out 4 out of 5 days. I went to my Weight Watchers meeting and had a 2.8 lb gain. :eek: It would have been more but as soon as all the company left I got right back on track as best I could. Now I am working on getting back 100 % the way I was.

Saturday was my son Alan's high school graduation so that was another celebration. I was pretty proud watching my baby walking across the auditorium stage to get his diploma. After 4 kids (2 girls and 2 boys)it is such a strange feeling to have your last one graduate. But Ken and myself have had many memories of their school years. All the functions, band concerts and all the fund raisers we had to do through it all. So hat's off to anyone else who's child has graduated as well. My sis in law Chrissy had my niece Ellen graduate and so has Sherry's son as well.

CJ-Hey you big BRAT! I see you started the new thread this time. BRAT BRAT BRAT BRAT-I knew you couldn't resist. HA HA Hey thanks for the picture of your soon to be new place up north. It is really beautiful. Gosh you know that Ken and I will be visiting you too. You can count on that. Got your email and will get back to you and as you can see I am doing just fine and when I get that weight I gained during the Scobel Invasion I will be even finer. LOL Good luck with your weigh in, hope you get that 10 lb ribbon. Let's try to get in touch with each other one of these days. Both of us sure have been busy and never can connect. Hope it is soon!

Angel-Your new hair-do sounds just what the doctor ordered. Hang in there girl, you will break that plateau yet if you just keep on doing what you have been doing. You have worked really hard to get where you are and just don't get discouraged. Thank of all you have accomplished so far. YOU CAN DO THIS! Just keep on posting with us.

Zoe-Hey there, congratulations on your 3 lbs down. I am sure the scale will be kind to you when you go. You can come and go as many times as you want to. Just keep on coming back to us cause I miss you when you are gone and this group just isn't the same without you, you know. Happy Belated Birthday to you!

Trish-Welcome back from your vacation. It sounds like you had a wonderful time in that beautiful countryside. Wow you sure did well only gaining a pound during your trip. :cool: My gosh that is great!

Sandi-Yes as you can see I am here and doing well. No I am not working this summer and am taking it easy and enjoying the summer and will probally look for something maybe toward the end of summer. It has been raining so much here in Indiana as well. It seems like the last 3 weeks there hasn't hardly been many days without some rain. Well the grass and everything else sure loves it though. LOL

carbfreak-Where did you go? Come on back and post with us so we can get to know you better and you can get started and we can help each other.

Jello-Almost time for your "surprise" trip to Ohio for that graduation party. I know you can't wait and will they EVER be happy to see you too. Have a great time and let us know how it went when you come back too.

Judy-Hi there. So very sorry about all you and your family is going through at this time. I know you must be so blessed to have such a wonderful son helping out now. I am glad that he had Cal's influence when he was growing up. I know you must be really proud of that young man. Cal is so lucky also to have you there for him. Hope things work out with his daughters while they are there with you. Please post and let us know how things are going for you or if you just need to vent we are here for you and love you Judy.
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Mary Kay-Gee your husbands family sure sound like a strange bunch. It is their loss if they can't make time for your husband all the rest of you. You are good people Mary Kay, I can just tell that. Shame on them for treating you all that way. Just remember what goes around comes around and they will be sorry one day or if they arn't than like I say it is their loss.

Ginabob-Glad you broke that plateau but sorry you had to be sick to get there. Have a great time in Dallas and post when you come back home.

Gail-I am so so happy that you are getting back on track again. We will work on this together I promise you. Thanks for your email and will answer soon I promise you. How is your holiday with Ken off so far? Doing anything special or just lazing around? Yes we sure had birthdays, Kelly, the oldest had a birthday May 29th and Tracy the next day May 30th. We went to this fancy Italian place and had so much food and wine, but man was it good. :devil: LOL Thanks for asking. Hope we can connect soon.

Sher-Bear-Hey where are you my friend? Are you in Florida now? I know you were going sometime in June so maybe you are lying on the beach working on your tan. Post when you can and let us know how things are going. I know you had a son graduate as I did and I hope everything went well. Miss you!

Feeling Blue-Hi there and welcome to our group. Wow living in Hong Kong, how exciting. I would love to live there. Yes when you have the time tell us more about yourself. What is your real name if you care to share it with us. Post often and we will all help each other lose weight.

Jetall Judy-Welcome back from Novia Scotia girl. Glad your visit with your Mom went well and that is great that you managed to maintain your weight while you were there as well. Missed you!

KimV-Hope things are working out for you and your family too. Please post and let us know how things are coming along with you. Especially news about your beautiful daughter Hannah. Love you Kim!
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Chrissy-Hi sis in law. Got your email yesterday and it was sooo great hearing from you and I am glad you had a great time with the Emily and Ellen in Disneyworld. You all deserve the vacation. Ellen's graduation party sounded like it went well. Sorry we couldn't make the trip up there for it. Alan's graduation went well too. Isn't it great that both of our "babies" the cousins Ellen and Alan are both out of school? Hope we can talk via phone one of these days or nights. Love you Chrissy and miss you! :love:

Well guys, time to get outta here and get ready for bed. :yawn:
Talk to you later and love you guys. Bye Bye :wave:

06-07-2001, 01:55 AM
I am having trouble sleeeping so I thought I would check in... I hope everyone is well. I haven't read anything in so long. I'm very slow these days. I am not paying too much attention to my weight. I am very very tired all the time. When I get home from work I work in the garden then go to bed.

Please email me at work if any of you have a chance I miss all of you!

Hugs and Kisses

06-07-2001, 08:45 AM
Morning....Today the scale moved...1lb!! But....(and its a big but....) I'm still not out of the woods yet. I'm trying to stay CALM,COOL AND NON-CHALANT but also remain COMMITTED, FOCUSED AND MOTIVATED!!

So each day is yes, ....another adventure!! Who said this was going to be an easy walk in the park. Certainly not me!!

At least I DO measure.(and that motivates in place of the scale) At last count, I have lost 23"... GONE, GOODBYE...AND GOOD RIDDANCE!!

So everyone who has ever been frustrated...almost close to blowing it....binged.....said "whats the use?".....BUT WISHED THEY WERE SLIM.....LETS DO IT!!,,,WE HAVE THE WILL POWER,,,,WE HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE,,,,AND THIS TIME WE ARE ALL WINNERS!!
(haha...and you all thought I was throwing in the towel.... lol)

06-07-2001, 12:42 PM
Well, I finally broke the dumb plateau I've been on for weeks and weeks! I had weigh-in today and gained 1 lb! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.................

Well, I have to admit that I was not as strict the last couple weeks so that gain was a wakeup call for me! Back to starting over - I may miss my next 2 meetings as we will be up north (I will try to go to one up there but that depends on how busy we are putting in our electric lines at the time. So, I will - WILL - get myself back to the really strict regimen I was on when I first joined WW ... I WILL NOT GIVE UP!

There, just had to "confess". I am going to start posting my food again (I do this on our website, but think I still need to do it here too) Now, bare in mind, that I will not be able to from June 10 thru June 26).... I'm going to start right now ... anyone care to join me??????

Well, I'll be back later ... have a great day everyone!

Love, CJ

06-07-2001, 01:00 PM
Augh!!! No time!! It's almost noon and I finally got a chance to come in here. Just enough time for hello and goodbye though. Will probably have to work late tonight to finish up but have to be out before my 7:00 weigh in. Then home to finish packing and tomorrow at this time I'll be in Ohio shocking the folks. Bound to be a lot of restaurants and "indulging" but I'm going to try my best to be careful. ...and yet still enjoy myself. I'll let you know how it goes.

Won't be able to check in for a few days. I'll miss you guys. Be good while I'm gone!!!

Much love, Jo.

06-08-2001, 11:16 AM
Good Morning!

Happy Friday! :) I'm happy to report I'm back on track after my vacation. I lost the one lb. I gained on my trip plus one more (2 lbs. this week) for a total of 15 lbs. I'm still keeping a daily food journal, and this helps a lot. My husband is still on this weight loss journey with me and has also lost about 15 lbs.

Jo, I hope you have a wonderful visit in Ohio with your family. Tell us all about the surprise when you get back.

CJ, the photo of your future house is beautiful! How exciting! Someday, I would love to have a vacation home near the water.

Angeleyes, glad to hear you're off the plateau and losing again. Keep up the good work.

Brite, nice to hear from you again. Keep posting with us!

Sharon, I posted on your Labor Day Challenge. I hope to lose another 15 lbs. by Labor Day. Let's hear from everyone else. Join the challenge! It sounds like you had a great visit with your family last week. Congratulations on your son's graduation from high school.

Zoe, congratulations on the 3 lb. weight loss. Nice job!

I've got to get busy. I have an eye doctor's appt. in one hour. Hope all of you have a great weekend.


06-08-2001, 12:13 PM
Hey guys,
Yesterday I started The Labor Day Challenge since we have about 3 months till Labor Day. I though about doing a 4th Of July one but we would'nt have had a big enough block of time to work on losing much weight. So come on guys and join us CJ, Trish and myself so far who have joined in this challenge. It will be motivating and that way you will see it in writing-or shall I say printing rather. LOL It doesn't matter how much or how little you pledge to lose this summer. It can be 10 lbs or even 5 lbs or even/plus you can help yourself to overcome something you are not doing for this program. Like journaling-my weakness, drinking your water, exercising, snacking on the wrong foods while watching your TV or just improving on something else you have been doing that you would like to quit. :nono:

So come on one and all and join our Labor Day Challenge today. It will only take a few minutes and come Labor Day you will be so very glad you did.

Brite-Hi and glad you posted with us. I am glad you are still lurking around and hope you don't give up and I don't think you will. We all have our up's and down's and that's ok. You will get into it when you decide to and I hope that you come back and join us again when you do. Sounds like you are just busy busy this summer. I will email you soon. I miss you Kerri and just remember that we are all here for you always. :o

Jo-Have a wonderful time in Ohio. I know they will be all so happy to see you there. Have fun and post when you get back. We will miss you wonderful humor and witt. :lol:

angel-Wha Whoo to you girl. You lost that pound and broke your pleateau. How exciting you must be. To think you have lost 23 lbs is a great accomplishment. Did I ever think you were throwing in the towel???? NO WAY I knew you were determined to beat it. :smug: You stuck with it girl and it paid off for you. You are on your way. I am with you all all the way. Will you join us in our Labor Day Challenge I started? I know it will help you out even more. I agree with you angel, WE ARE ALL WINNERS IN THIS GROUP!

Trish-Good job on losing that pound you put on during your vacation. PLUS a couple more to boot. 15 pounds is a really great loss and I know you look and feel so much better too. It is great to see you have jumped on The Labor Day Challenge bandwagon. Good luck to you. You will do well. :smug:

CJ-Don't dispair about your 1 lb gain. You have been working so hard and I know first hand how good you have been. That pound could even be just your weight flectuating too. I know you will keep on doing great and that 10 lb ribbon will be yours because of it. Good to see you joined the challenge as well. YOU WILL MAKE THIS CHALLENGE, I am sure of it! :cool:

OK guys, hope to see you join in the rest of us soon. Just come on over and post away. :dizzy:

Take care and love you guys much.
Sassy Sharon :wave:

06-08-2001, 11:11 PM
Woo Hoo.....Friday, Friday, Friday........just got home from shopping with hubby and my friend Thyra and thought I'd just 'check in' here so that I don't get too behind. You girls are always so busy here and I miss so much when I stay away for too long.

I'm really trying to stay on track again and I'm doing a good job of it. Of course, Chinese food tonight didn't help but I was no where NEAR my usual gluttony self. :) So I'm holding on. I tend to do better on the weekends where most others are opposite.

I hope that you all are having a wonderful evening. I think I'll go sit out on our new deck that Greg has recently built. 17x37 and I love it. He's a wonderful guy for building for me. :love:

Nighty night ladies.......

06-09-2001, 09:48 AM
Hello I ever feel great!! Woke up early yesterday and went for a jog...YES...YOU HEARD RIGHT!!...WENT FOR A JOG...!!! Couldn't believe it myself tell you the truth. And....I've also lost another .5lb...I think I wasn't eating enough, believe it or not!! So I added 2 extra pc of fruit, or a small bit of extra protien.

I made up my mind to get serious...been frustrated too long, at the same weight...almost spinning my wheels in the sand. I just think of all the "wasted" time when I could have been losing...if only I knew... Now I know the time wasn't really wasted, as I was getting fit, healthy...and NOW...MORE MOTIVATED THAN EVER!! Just needed another wakeup call...or another good kick in the butt... lol....

Today, we have 2 birthday parties to go to with the of which we as a family will attend, so the "will power" will have to be turned on medium. My sil tends to over spice foods, and has allergies to just how GOOD do you think the birthday cake will taste?... lol But you know...if your hungry you'll eat just about anything right? I will still plan ahead and visualize what I am going to do and not do. I find this extremely helpfull and stress alot less about FOOD situations. Enjoy the weekend...before you know'll be Monday again...!!

06-09-2001, 06:31 PM
This is just a test.

Wow! Talk about new things happening. I've only been away for a week. :lol:

Just spent the past while trying to get caught up on the posts. Feel like I've been away forever.

It's just great seeing so many of you posting. Hope this post turns out allright. It will take a little getting used to. I'll be back with you next week. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you all. Love, G :)

06-09-2001, 07:54 PM
Short and Sweet ... that is what this post will be. We are leaving in the morning for the cabin and will not be back for a couple weeks so ... just in case I am "missed" - that is where I will be!

Yesterday was hubby's last day of work - he is in every sense of the word - "retired" ... although his last official day is actually June 29th. He is finishing off the rest of this month using all his vacation days ... They had a very nice retirement party for him yesterday .... it was very very nice. Now when I ask Dick to do something for me, he looks at me and smiles and says "Sorry, I'm retired now" ... hahaha ... of course, he is just fooling around with me .. he is such a wonderful man! Gosh, I love him so much!

Well, is suppose to rain so will go out and swing for a while before it does .... see ya in a couple weeks - hopefully we'll all be a few lbs lighter!

Love you guys!
CJ :angel: :love:

06-09-2001, 10:44 PM
CJ, I mean't to tell you what a beautiful retirement home you are looking forward to. It is absolutely gorgeous! Hope that we will both be a couple pounds lighter when you come back. :lol:

Talk to you all later. Love, G :)

06-10-2001, 08:51 AM
Well, we're packing up the truck now and will be off in a few but I just wanted to pop in and say good morning and farewell ... off to the cabin we go and will see you after the 27th! If I get to my friends computer, I will pop in and say hello, but if not, just know that I will be thinking of each and every one of you a lot. I'm hoping I will be able to stay OP all that time (may have a few slipups, who knows) and am going to try to get to a meeting up there, if we are not too busy at the cabin - we're going to be digging trenches to lay our electric lines from the power house to the cabin and new garage that we are finally starting to build this year) We are going to bring our precious cat Elgato with us this trip as we don't want to leave her home that long alone ... our neighbor always comes over and checks her and lets her out but she misses us so much when we are gone, and now since we are going to be up there so much more this year, we are going to start bringing her with us. I'll let ya know how she takes to traveling with us.

Well, got to run. Love you guys! Think THIN! See ya after the 27th!

Love, CJ

06-11-2001, 08:23 AM
WOW...DO I FEEL GREAT...OR WHAT!!! I went for another run/walk this morning...the birds were chirping, sun just peaking through...(well not really, was cloudy and overcast but?...) and I ran!! Only one house worth of walking on my extra large country block!!...haha, can't wait till I actually run past all of them!! (soon...) This was my 3rd run in 4 days. Am I starting a trend or WHAT?

I feel great also because I made some excellent food choices over the weekend. I had a family bday party to go to...(the allergy wheatfree cake was absolutely to die for!! btw) and gave a dinner for some friends as well. ALL GOOD FOOD CHOICES AND NO EXTRA BITS ADDED, DRANK LOTS OF WATER...AND NO GUILT!! The no guilt is a big issue for me, as sometimes I think, "how can I have a good time if I don't eat everything...don't enjoy everything....and be like everyone else?" So I ate what I wanted, did what I wanted and still had a great time. HA!! SO THERE!! I tell you, I am learning so much about myself, that its even surprizing me!!

Well,, looks like rain today...but we sure could use it after the gorgeous weather we had both Sat, and Sun. Have a great day...look forward to reading eveyone's posts. Take care..bye

06-11-2001, 06:48 PM
Happy Monday Thinsters! Hope everyone had a great weekend.
I had a good weekend. Ken and I went to Indianapolis for a Indiana Vintage Wine Festival. My girlfriend gave us some promo tickets she couldn't use cause she had to work. We saved $15 each getting in at the gate. It was great we got to sample wines from over 100 winerys across Indiana there. We even got our own glass wine glass at the gate. Man I sure sampled the wine. :dizzy: LOL They didn't fill the glass up just for a sip or two. I like the sweeter wines like White Zifeldel and I went to alot of booths too. My husband doesn't like wine so my sister in law-his sister and I sampled the wine while he was the designated driver and had free soft drinks while there. I tell you I sure felt good when we left there. :dz: LOL It was so great being able to sample all different kinds of wines and even bought a couple of bottles of the ones that I liked. And guess what guys.......when we were about to leave we saw a TV news camera man and he came right over to me (guess I looked like I had a great time) and asked me if he could interview me. So I did an interview and said how great it was at the wine festival. Afterwards I told my husband they probally wouldn't use my interview cause they probally had interviewed lots of people. But guess what? When we saw the news that night, there I was big as life on our TV screen. LOL We laughed so hard and my husband even taped it and plays it again and again whenever someone comes over and embarrases me. HA HA He calls me his TV star now. So I REALLY had a great weekend guys, lots of wine and making the Indianapolis TV news too. WOW! :rolleyes:

On the weight front I did pretty good and was glad I didn't overdo this weekend and even though I had lots of wine samples really tried to watch it food wise all weekend. So I had a 1.2 lb loss and am I glad of it. That starts me on getting some of the Memorial Day gain I had-the 2.8 lbs so I lose almost half of it which is good in my book. I am glad I have been getting back on my program and I have exercised quite a bit this week and did real good drinking my water too. :smug:

angel-Yahoo girl! It sounds like you have really been getting back on track as well. All that walking, making wise food choices and drinking you water too. Keep on running girl. I think I will start up another exercise thread and why don't you join me there. To tell us about all your walking or any other exercise you did. Anyone else please join in as well. :)

CJ-So you are off to the cabin for a couple of weeks eh? It sounds like you and Dick are going to be so busy digging those trenches at your new cabin, you should get lots of exercise from that. Have a good time there and just do your best whatever that may be. Don't worry if you go off than don't beat yourself up over things. Just have a great time up there and if you can catch a meeting great. You have been doing such a good job Carol. Above up have fun! See you when you get back. Got your email and thank you for that and your phone number at the cabin. I may give you a call and see how you are doing. Thanks again and see you when you get back! Oh one more thing tell Dick congratulations on his retirement from both Ken and myself. I know he is on cloud 9 now. :D:

Gail-Hey buddy thanks for posting. How have you been doing? Vacation going great I hope? Sent you an email and hope you got it. Miss you when you are away from us and hope things are going your way program wise. Talk to you later and hope you post again soon.
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Zoe-I love chinese food, but it always temporily adds some water weight to me. So I have to drink tons and tons of water afterwards. But it is so good and give yourself a pat on the back that you didn't eat as much as you wanted to. You used self control and that is something in itself. So you love sitting out on your deck that your hubby built you? We have one and I just love our deck. I planted lots and lots of flowers in containers and rail boxes, petunia's, gerainiums and snapdragons. They are all blooming beautifully now and I just love sitting out on our table with the umbrella with my cold drink and just reading my paper, magazines or just talking to friends and family out there. Enjoy your new deck, you deserve some rest and relaxion too. :cool:

Well guys hope you all have a good evening and talk to you later.
Love ya, Sassy Sharon :wave:

06-11-2001, 09:23 PM
Hello all. It has been a very long time but you have always been in my thoughts.I have stayed away from the computer for almst a year only checking my mail every couple of weeks. You can imagine what that is like findng 300 pieces of junk and only a very few messages from real friends. but some of you have also kept me in your hearts and for that I am greatfull.
I decided in January that it was more important to breathe than to be thin so I quit smoking. So far so good. It has been 6 months and that cravings aren't quite as strong but they are still there. Only problem is that all of the weight that I lost is back and I am now right back at square one. It's kind scary because when I dieted before and wanted to eat I would light a cigarette instead. now I'm not sure what to do so I am back on the computer and keeping my hands busy. I have to get used to the new format. How do I put in a little picture next to my name?? it's really cute. I hope to get in touch with you all soon. Sharon I don't have your e-mail adress if you would send it to me. Chrissey would love to catch up with you too. Judy, hope that Cal is feeling better. :o Promise that I won't fade away so fast this time... Love, Julie

06-11-2001, 11:08 PM
JULIE, JULIE, IS IT REALLY YOU? WELCOME BACK! Gosh, we sure did miss you. Can't tell you how great it is to hear from you. I guess we are in the same boat right now. I somehow managed to go back to square one too. Rats! I did get started again, but then Ken was on holidays for a week and now I have to start all over again. Maybe we can help each other along. So very good to have you back with us. Good Luck with the stopping smoking - you can do it! ;) The little pictures under our names are called avatars. Just go into your profile, click on edit profile and at the bottom of the page, it will explain how to do it.

Sharon, your weekend sounds like it was a ton of fun. How do you manage to do wine tasting and end up losing weight too? And a TV star as well. That was quite a weekend. :lol: I know I owe you an email and I promise one very soon. It took me most of the day just to get caught up on all the laundry and housework (YUK!) that I took a vacation from last week. Thank you for your great email. It's always so good to hear from you.

Zoe, speaking of Chinese food, I just helped Ken clean up the leftover Chinese from dinner last night. It was our end of holiday dinner. So I know for sure I have some water weight hanging in there. That darned stuff is so good, but does cause some problems. :rolleyes:

Angel, good for you getting all that exercise. That must be helping you for sure. You are doing so well. Good going!

Well, now that vacation is over, guess it's time to get back on track. We had a nice relaxing week and did manage to accomplish a few things as well. Got that tiling done in the kitchen, a new storage cabinet installed in the laundry room and a couple of other jobs that had been waiting for attention. Our weather is very cool and rainy today. Supposed to clear up by Wednesday. Good thing - we haven't had much of a summer yet - or should I say Spring. Well, summer is almost here on the calendar anyways. Hope you are all doing well. Take care everyone. Talk to you soon. Love, G :wave:

06-12-2001, 09:17 AM
Just wanted to let you all know I'm back! The vacation was GREAT!!! :) I'll have to write soon and tell you all about it. It was a great surprise. One of my favorite parts was my niece and brother picking me up at the airport and my niece's first words were "You lost so much weight!!" Ah, yes! :smug:

Anyway, I'm back at the old grind and trying to figure out who did what at my desk and to my work and just found out that another girl in the dept. will be out for 4-5 weeks. They better hire a temp. for her or there's going to be "heck" to pay!

I lost 0.4 lbs at my weigh-in on Thur. night but threw caution to the wind over the weekend and ate whatever I wanted and really really really enjoyed myself. :devil: Got on the scale this AM and realized just how much I enjoyed myself!!! Not going to be pretty at the next weigh-in but I'll accept it and I'm back on track.

Have to go and dive into my in box now. Missed you guys!!!

Much love, Jo

P.S. Welcome back Julie!!!! :)

06-12-2001, 12:16 PM
Julie Julie Julie! You sure are a great site for sore eyes. I can't tell you how happy I am that you are back. I have really missed you and you don't know how much I have though about you this past year. Quite a bit!

I had hoped that you would come back but when you were gone I just figured that you were busy with your wedding and than just working hard or just wasn't into it anymore. But I still hoped and was even thinking about giving you one of my famous calls just to see how you were and let you know that WHEN you were ready to come back you would be welcome with open arms by all of us Thinsters. You have been in our group almost right from the start too and we really had some good times together didn't we? Remember all those times on ICQ with your, myself, CJ, Gail, Sandi, Joanna, Carolyn/Chglenn and Chrissy? We had some pretty funny talks didn't we? I don't even go there anymore, and not sure if it even works anymore. I should go there though and try to see if I can get on. Maybe we can all go there again. (Anyone is welcome guys just join in and add us to your buddy list).

But I want to give you a big WELCOME BACK to you Jules!
How are you doing and how is Niles and your family. Well you are a Mrs now arn't you? How is married life going for you? I know you are just loving it. I think you said something before you got married about maybe sending Miss CJ a wedding picture. I would really love to see that if you could do that. I have never even seen a picture of you and would love to see one. You are indeed a great part of The Thin Group and I am so happy that you have joined us again. Don't worry we will all help you get where you want to be and you will be lots of help to all of us as well. I am still struggling and had lost over 42 lbs, but gained some back-like 12 lbs and have been working hard to get back to where I was before. But I am still down around 32 lbs so I will get where I was before and am doing well. I want to also congratulate you for quitting smoking too. :smoking: That is a hard feat to accomplish and I am proud of you for sticking to your guns. :smug:

Gail-Hey there. I knew that you were just enjoying your holiday with your husband and I am so glad it went well and man did you ever get alot done around the house as well. :dizzy: Hey it's ok to let the housework and the laundry go when you are on vacation. You are entitled once in a while. Besides you had fun and that is the important thing in life. We deserve some time off from time to time because we work so hard all the time running the household. Glad you are back too and missed you a whole bunch.

Jello-Hey you are back from you trip too. Glad the vacation went great for you and I know that really lifted your spirits when they they all noticed that you had lost lots of weights. It makes it all worth it doesn't it? Not to worry about what you did over the weekend. You enjoyed yourself right? So just get right back on track and don't look back. I always figured if I enjoyed myself it was worth my gain. I refuse to live life deprived of anything I really want. :D

Oh yes Julie you had asked for my email address. It has changed and a few months ago we crashed and I lost all my email addresses so could you let me know or send me yours as well so I can email you again? Thanks! :)

Here is mine for you Jules and anyone else who would like it!

Well guys time to get off here. I am going to the Olive Garden in Indianapolis tonight with my daughter and one of my friends. Gosh. being Italian I sure love Italian food. Just gonna have fun and try not to overdo. But you can bet I am gonna have some pasta. :devil:

Love you guys, Sassy Sharon :wave:

06-12-2001, 01:59 PM
Happy Tuesday to you all!

Just great to come on here and find some nice posts to read. I tell you - it really made my day yesterday to see Julie back with us again.

Julie, we have all missed you so much. It is just super that you are back. I was wondering about that wedding picture also. Would just love to see it. How is Niles and the family doing? Hope all is well with you.

Sharon, have fun at the Olive Garden today! We are finally getting an Olive Garden not too far away from us. Can't wait for them to finish building it. Could you tell me how Italians stay fit? All that wonderful pasta and good food - they must have good metabolisms huh? :lol: Hope you have a great time. You must feel a bit more laid back now that all of your company is gone back home. I don't know how you do it girl, but you do it so well.

Jo, terrific that you had such a great time on your visit home. It must have given you a real boost when people commented on your weight loss. Glad that all went well for you and you had such a good time.

Well, I feel back on track - so far today, anyways. It has stopped raining since earlier this morning and looks a bit brighter out there. Hopefully we will have some good weather soon. Have a great day everyone. Hope to hear from more of you Thinsters too. Talk to you soon. Love, G :wave:

06-12-2001, 05:33 PM
Hey gals! I'm back from Dallas. I had a great trip. I had so many people to see. I lost 2 lbs too! I think it was because I spent most of my time talking instead of eating. :) Also I didn't have any time to sit around and get hungry. Plus I was still sick for half the week. Yuck!
I spent all day yesterday here trying to play catch up with the hundreds of e-mails I had waiting and I had a new pc sitting here for me to configure. All in all it's been a great week.

I haven't even had a chance to read the latest posts but I promise I will try to. A big howdy to everyone. It's good to be back.


06-13-2001, 12:14 PM
Good morning all,
Boy this feels familiar. Sitting at the computer with a cup of coffee, kids in school and Niles at work. The only thing that's missing is my.... Wait while I get some gum. That's better.Gotta tell you that since I quit smoking I have become addicted to Eclipse gum. It has such a strong mint that it helped with the menthol cravings, and thankfully it's sugerfree.
Thank you everyone for the warm welcome back. I rejoined WW last week and I almost died when I got on the scale. But 1 pound at a time right???:)I am back to walking at night and Sharon I will post with you on the exercise thread so you won't be so lonely.
Let me catch you all up. For those of you who don't know me yet feel free to skip this part so you won't be bored. Niles and I are still married( haven't killed each other yet). Next month will actually be a year. Brian graduated from college last month. I would have never believed that we could get him through those 4 years. He is living in Mass. to establish residency. He wants to get his masters degree at Salem State. Very proud of that young man.
Nicole just had her junior prom and turns 18 on friday. Am I getting old?? And Sean is as weird and goofy as any other 15 year old. His hair has gone from blue to green to fire engine red in the last 3 months. Gbive me strength. That's my life folks.
Gail: Sounds like you are doing a lot of remodeling on your vacation time. Bet it looks great.
Jello: I bet you felt so proud of yourself.Was it a good vacation being home with the family??
Sharon: Can you go to Olive Garden and count points?? :lol: My downfall is anything in Alfredo Sauce. I am still on ICQ. Maybe we can all get together for a chat one night. Congrats on the 32 pounds.I will get down there again.
Gina: It's really great to lose weight while you are on vacation. Sounds like you had a better time with people than with food. Good For You.!!!
Well folks, actually should get something accomplished in the house on my day off. Talk to you all soon. Love, Julie

06-13-2001, 12:23 PM
Good Morning Everyone! Where are you all?

Ginabob, nice to have you back. Sounds like you had a great time. :)

Well, yesterday didn't turn out so well - I got a wicked headache that is still with me. Don't have a clue where these come from, but hoping it goes away soon. I had to cancel a day out with my daughter and grandaughter today. Hopefully will be fit for it tomorrow.

I really hope more of you will post soon. This board gets way too quiet sometimes. :^: Have a good day and talk to you soon. Love, G :)

06-13-2001, 12:51 PM

06-13-2001, 01:15 PM
Hi all! Just a quick "snuck in" post between disasters here. The boss is in one of his "moods" so I'd best be quick.

Slim Gram: Welcome!!! If you're looking for support, you'll find lots of it here. I always do. Sometimes just reading this forum helps me sooooo much! :) Come here anytime for support, laughs, a shoulder, love, and anything else you might want.

Judy, I'm still thinking about you, my friend. {{{JUDY AND CAL}}} Hope to hear from you soon.

Julie, proud of you for going back to WW. I did the same thing last summer. (Yikes! It's been a whole year already!?!?) That first step is always the toughest but you did it! It's all easy now, right? :rolleyes:

Well I know I was going to give you all sorts of details about my trip but it'll have to wait for another time. As I said, I can't get caught doing this while I should be working or it could get ugly around here.

Hope you're all having a good one!
Much love, Jo.

06-14-2001, 12:24 PM
Whoopsie. . . Didn't mean to post here. Go to 55 for my actual post.