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06-13-2001, 06:26 PM
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!

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06-13-2001, 06:29 PM
I finally started a new thread . Everyone must have been sleeping. I will get back here after the gym and post.

06-14-2001, 08:37 AM
Hi Ladies:

How is everyone? I sure have missed you all! Don't know what has gotten into me. I have read all your posts, but just don't feel like posting. Guess that I am in a funk. Now, when I saw my old buddy Mrs. Julie posted......then I said.........well, now I just have to get on this band wagon! Missed you Jules!!! Glad to see you back. (((JULIE))) I quit smoking in January too Julie. On the lst of January as a matter of fact. My last cigarette was at 8:30 a.m. on that day. I tell you, I know exactly how you feel. Cravings are better, but they are still there. And yes, I sure did gain weight too. 25 pounds to be exact. And guess what? I don't care!!!! LOL Seriously though, I rather be heavier than smoking. I can breathe better now. When Rick died, that is all I did was smoke and smoke and smoke. But, it is so good to see you back Julie. I agree with Sharon, it would be great that if we all could catch up on the ICQ again. CJ, Sandi, Gail, Jules, Judy, Sharon....we had fun. Just trying to stay on the darn thing without getting booted off!

JUDY - I hope that you and Cal are doing well. Thanks for taking out sometime and writing me an e-mail. I pray for you and your family. We all love you Judy. (((((JUDY)))))

JO - Glad that you had a good trip. You are doing so well in the weight loss department. You go girl! I am so very proud of you.

SANDI - Can't believe that you started a new thread! Way to go. And what is those foot prints that I see on your post? LOL How in the world did you do that? Everyone, Sandi and her husband Spence are coming to Detroit to see me and the girls next weekend. Can't wait to see you and Spence again Sandi. Love you!

GAIL - I am planning a trip to see my niece Mary in Olympia. Can't seem to find the right price on an airline ticket yet, but as soon as I get one I am going to Seattle! I heard that it's nice over there! I was hoping that maybe you and I could hook up. I would love to meet you! It would be nice. Mary tells me that it is so beautiful over there in Washington.

CJ - Loved the picture of your new house! It really looks so wonderful!

:?: I haven't been on the Thin Group for such a long time, everything looks so different. Have to get back into the swing of things. I really would love to get some of this weight off that I did gain. I have been working alot. Double shifts, 16 hour days, or 12 hour shifts. Very exhausting. I guess that I am drowning my sorrows so to speak. The girls have their busy lives, and don't feel like coming home alone. I guess that I have to start something new. But it is very difficult for me. I just so use to Rick. Just hanging around with Rick. The man of my life of 21 years just vanished. It is a hard adjustment. Girls, I am going back to school. In fact, I just registered at the local community college for computer classes I am starting in the fall. I am burnt out as a nurse. I have to force myself upon the dreadful job. I am really looking forward to going back to school. I am looking into becoming what is called a Network Specialist. Working with computers. The pay is great. In fact, more than I make shoveling, you know what, cleaning up throw up, taking abuse from patients and their families. The nursing shortage is big time now. Don't receive any respect from doctors or families. Like the hospital is a hotel. But whatever......never too old to go back to school. Something to look forward too. In fact, I have three days off and I am enjoying it. After I am typing this, I am going to rent a machine to clean my carpet. LOL Now that is really exciting eh?? I love you all!

SHARON - I miss you girlfriend. Thanks for your e-mail. I love your e-mails!:D You are doing so well too on the weight loss Sharon. I am so proud of you! I owe you an e-mail. I will answer you soon! Love you Sharon!

Well......I will try to check in more. I need some pushing girls to loose some weight! Bug me!!!!!!!!!! At least I would like to loose 1/2 of what I gained. I feel it in my stomach!

UGH!!!!:devil: :devil: :devil:

I Love you all. Hello to everyone that I missed! Sam, Trish, Ginabob, May Kay, Zoe, Carolyn, everyone.....

Love, Chrissy

P.S. I hope that this goes through.....spent alot of time doing this!!!:D :o :p :?: :lol:

06-14-2001, 08:47 AM
Hi Ladies...Been missing in action for awhile.....that darn ol' TOM thing.
Feeling better now though...and then got caught in the Firecrackers #2...vs#3...and which one to post on....haha....ended up seeing my good friend momof2boys on #2 so I posted on that one...and then decided to post back here again...(oh my aching head....) Been hot as heck here....with the humidity almost.....96f. Last night I said, Okay enough is enough and joined the boys running under the sprinkler. When was the last time you did that?...haha..was alot of fun, just decided the laundry could wait...the dishes could wait....and was I ever glad to share in there fun!! Out on appts. today...and the car doesn't have a/c. I JUST MIGHT MELT TODAY!!! Take care....bye

Chrissy....Good for you!! From reading your last sound absolutly burnt out. And the time is right!!....for you to try something else. Get that old fire burning again....nothing like the old college try. Computers eh?...hehe...maybe you can help me...get the hang of this!!!...Best of luck, glad you made the decision, and now?....just to kick back and enjoy the summer because when Sept'll have so much to do!! Have a great day!!

06-14-2001, 09:41 AM
Whew! I was #29 and didn't even realize it! Good thing I didn't have to start the new thread. Who knows where it might have ended up!!

Did you guys read the message from the sisters about the financial trouble they're having? They might have to shut down the boards!!! :cry: What would we do!?!?!?

Last night Rich decided to do a quick plumbing job. Finally around 10:30, he decided the rest would have to wait until tonight. Well, at least it's rigged so we could take showers and use the bathroom! But there are several buckets we hope don't overflow during the day today if you know what I mean.

Jo meanwhile is being BAD!! :devil: Don't know why but I just cannot get motivated. I know I'll have a gain at weigh-in and am dreading it but it doesn't stop me from shovelling in the food. Why am I doing this!?!? I have a little over 3 months until Las Vegas and wanted to be able to wear shorts and my bathing suit but it's not looking too good. Literally. I wanted to be at goal by then but that would mean another 20-25 lbs. in 3 months! Not gonna happen. :(

Oh well, one day at a time, I guess. Actually one HOUR at a time is more like it. Big birthday cake sitting in the back waiting to be served at 9:30 and I can hear the stupid thing calling to me all the way up front here. :eek:

Have to run. Dreary and gray today and I really really need some "real" coffee instead of my usual decaf today. Something about being awake listening to drip drip drip all night long.... :rolleyes:

Have a great day!
Much love, Jo.

06-14-2001, 12:01 PM
Good Morning everyone,
I am just so proud of myself for starting this new thread. I am really not very good on this thing, so for me it was a big deal.
It has been very hot and humid here but I am so glad all the dreary days are gone for a bit. Just seeing the sunshine makes one feel better.
This is my last week to work 5 days daytime hours and I am one happy person. I have said before ,I don't know how you gals that work fuul time and have to cook and clean etc. do it. My hat goes off to you all.
I have missed lots of time at the gym too since I am on these hours but I do go as much as possible. I got on the scale for the first time in maybe a year and I see I am up 2 pounds. But I was told it may be the meds I am on for my panic attacks. I will not worry about it as I am still under goal for w.w. and my clothes still fit like they did.

Carolyn CH.....Happy Birthday. I sent you an email card but must have the wrong address as it came back. Enjoy your day.

Julie......How very very very very nice to have you back here with us. I am so proud of you for quitting smoking. Hope your birthday was a good one too. When those kids grow up it sure does make one feel older.

Sharon.....Your wine tasting trip sounded nice. You are lucky you were able to lose weight after all the wine you had. LOL Keep up the good job. Soon you will be where you want to be.

C.J.....Your retirement home looks absolutely beautiful. Where did you get the picture sand the plans for it? It has given me some ideas for the future.

Gail......Now that your holiday is over I know you will get right back on track. Sorry you had such a headache. It must have been bad if you canceled out a shopping trip with your daughter and granddaughter.Maybe too much caffeine?????

Jo.....Yes it could happen. I mean you losing 20 -25 pounds before your Vegas trip. Think positive and it could happen.

Ginabob....Glad you enjoyed your trip to Dallas even if you were ill part of the time. It is always so nice to meet with old friemds and catch up on what is happening.

Chrissy....:D I just played around and somehow got them feet going across the bottom. As you know I do a lot of clicking here, sometimes even when I shouldn't!!!!!LOL Can't wait to see you and the girls on the 23rd.Let's hope the weather is good and we can go to that lake thing we went to when I was there.Am looking forward to seeing you all. Love you.

SlimGram.......Welcome to the group. It may take you a while to get to know all of the gals here, but they are all a special bunch and will get you motivated and on your weight loss journey. Hope to see you post again soon.

To all who have lost some pounds and to those still trying........Just keep on hanging in there and it will happen.Love to all Sandi

06-14-2001, 12:26 PM
Well that's just great!! I was reading the replies on the old thread and managed to reply to that one. Sheesh!!!
Here is my post from that thread.

Hey Girls,
Well I finally got everything caught up and added three more projects to my to do list. I come in this morning and the power is out. We are on the generator (so all of our banks don't go down) but a lot of the work stops. The lights are off in my office and I am working from the glow of my screen and a window. The window isn't helping much because it is cloudy out. The strangest thing for me is the eerie quiet of not having everything on. So it's been a fun morning. Two hours so far with no A/C or lights and no end in sight. It's an adventure. I am doing really well this morning. I decided to step on the scales and lo and behold I had lost another lb. That puts my stats here : 244/221/170/23/{51}. Woohoo! 2 more lbs and I hit the 25 lbs mark. I think I will throw a little party for me.

Chrissy - It's good to hear from you. I am sure you will get back on track weight wise in no time. Congrats on quitting smoking. I know that must have been hard to stick to with everything going on. Good for you! I found a great airline ticket place. It's called I got a sneak preview into it when it first started. I've already found some great deals for my trip to NYC. It might be worth a try for you.

Sandi - Good job on starting the new thread. I just never notice what number we are on until someone else starts the thread.

Zoe - Congrats on the lbs down. You are sticking to it and doing a good job

SlimGram - Welcome. I am sure you will love the list!

Gail - Hope your headache is gone. I know they can make life miserable.

Julie - Welcome back. Don't worry. When I started back here after my little break I had gained over 20 lbs. Now I am back where I left off. You can do it too!

Sharon - Hope you had fun at the Olive Garden. We don't have one hear but every once in a while my singles group travels the 50 minute drive just to go eat there. It's worth it. The food is great.

Well I better get back to reading my documentation by candle light.

Hope everyone has a great day.

06-14-2001, 02:41 PM
Hey, I'm not really new to the site but I'm new to the forum. I really need the motivation from others trying to lose weight. :o I gained about 30 pounds in 6 months time (that was 1 1/2 years ago) and I'm still struggling to get rid of the excess weight every time I try to lose weight I gain about 5 more pounds. I would be extremely greatful if you could help me. I started out at 110 now am 147 & I don't understand why :?: :?: :?:

06-14-2001, 10:14 PM
Hello everyone,
Back from my meeting and some good news. Down 3.6 pounds this week. YEAH!!!!!! I surely didn't starve. I had forgotten how much food you actually can eat on WW when you do it right.The walking helped too I'm sure. I bought a new pair of shoes last night but instead of bying good sensible walking shoes I had to buy a cool pair of Skechers I have a feeling that I'm going to pay for this one big time.

Sandi: Good job on starting the new thread. I geuss when Queen CJ is away all the little cats get to play.
Gail: Hope that your headache got better and didn't spoil your whole day.
JO: Lots of this does seem familiar. When I quit smoking everything got out of control.I am comfortable with WW and am starting to memorize points again.Hope that you told that cake to call someone elses name.
Slimgran: Welcome to a great group. We are always here for a laugh, a hug or even a kick in the pants if you need one.
Chrissey: Boy did I miss you. How are you and the girls doing?? I see that they are getting on but it is taking time. Going back to school is a great idea. You have been needing to get away from nursing for quite a while. Beside it really does us good to stretch our brains. I'm actually glad that you are still having cravings too. Course it doesn't help that Niles is still smoking( and the same brand too)
Gina: Hope the lights finally came back on. Sounds like you had quite an adventure.:lol:
Well ladies have to go make lunch for tomorrow. The girls want to have a picnic lunch so I volunteered to make a big tossed salad. Smart huh? Take care all. Love, Julie

06-14-2001, 11:00 PM
:D Wanted to the be first to sing:


Nice talking with you tonight Sharon! I hope that you have a great birthday!

Love, Chrissy
:dizzy: :s: :cool: :)

06-15-2001, 09:41 AM


Now if I did that right, it should stand out. Still haven't figured out this tag thing but wanted to wish our own Ms. Sassy and Happy Happy Happy Happy B-day!!!! Woooo Hooooo!!!!! :) :)

On to other things. It's gray and rainy with the edge of Hurricane Allison passing over us today but at least it's Friday. Rich has my home 'puter here at work for some doctoring *grumble* but I hope to have it home over the weekend. Not that I ever seem to find the time to get on it. Was hoping to get into the garden tomorrow but it doesn't look like the weather's going to cooperate. Sunday night a bunch of us gals are going to see Eric Clapton in Philadelphia so I took Monday off. Hopefully, I'll get some stuff done then.

I'm still obsessing about weigh-in tomorrow morning but I'll face the music and move on. I think my wild eating binges have passed. I hope! :^: Maybe it's just PMS or something. "That time" is due soon. I've really got to buckle down. I have about 15 people who've pledged money (most of them pledged $1 per pound) for me to lose weight by July 4th. It would be quite embarrassing to owe them money! :lol: I think I started the challenge at 171 and am hoping to cost them at least 6 or 7 bucks by July 4. Then I get to plan ahead and get into the Labor Day challenge!

Tatter-baby, welcome to the forum! We all understand weight issues here. Please come by any time and post often. Love to hear from you!

Julie, congratulations on the loss!!! Way to go!!! :D

Have to run. Time to work. Still hoping to hit really big when I go to Vegas so I can call in here and say "Uh, boss, I won't be in today. Or tomorrow. Or ... ever!!" Ah, wishful thinking.

Have a great day!
Much love, Jo.

06-15-2001, 11:31 AM

It's hot and muggy here in PA, and our air conditiioning has been broken for the last three days! Yuch! Luckily, it supposed to be fixed today.

Not much new to report here. I've been working hard and getting annoyed with an unappreciative boss. TGIF!

I've lost 1.5 lbs. this week for a total of 16.5. My son's wedding is four weeks from tomorrow, and I'd like to lose a total of 25 lbs. by that time, so that's another 8.5 in four weeks. Let's hope I can do it!

Happy Birthday, Sharon! Hope your day is special!

Julie, congratulations on the 3.6 lbs. Keep up the good work!:D

Jo, if you put your mind to it, you'll be able to lose at least 20 lbs. in the next three months. Keep trying! I bet you already look good in those shorts!

Chrissy, nice to hear from you. You sound tired! :yawn: It's never too late to go back to school. Good luck to you!

Slimgran and Tatterbaby, welcome to the group. We look forward to hearing from you often.:)

Ginabob, 23 lbs. That's great! :smug:

Sandi, I don't think anyone called you a BRAT for starting the thread! I bet those two lbs. will be gone the next time you weigh yourself.

Angel-eyes, it sounds like you had fun running in the sprinkler with your kids. I can't remember the last time I did that!

I've started using WWOnline to keep my food journal. It's really easy to use. You just list the food, and the points are added automatically. You can keep progress charts there. I recommend that you check it out.

Hope all of you have a great weekend.


06-15-2001, 02:02 PM

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Dear Sharon, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! :cool: :spin: :D: :love: :lol:

Hope you have the very best birthday Sharon - I know you will have plans to spend it celebrating with all your great family. Have a good one. Love You. G :D:

06-15-2001, 08:10 PM
Do you remember me!!!!

Hello everybody!!!

My goodness, it's been a long time since I've been in here!!! It finally slowed down at work today and that helped me sort through the 450 e-mails that I had in my mailbox. Yes, it's been a long time since I've done anything on the computer other than work. I do miss all of you!!!


Sorry for being so brief, I have to run into a meeting in a few minutes!!!

I'll try to post again very soon!!

Much love to all!


06-15-2001, 10:22 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARON...AND MANY MANY MORE!!!!!!!! :) ;) :p :cool: :smug: :lol: :wave: :angel: Love Ya Sandi

06-16-2001, 11:55 PM
Hi evryone. It has been a couple of weeks since I checked in. Have been doing good with the eating. Don't think it is always the right stuff, but it is working.:dizzy I don't know if that simlie worked or not. I am now down to 248!:D I am hoping to keep it up . I am going to have to check out the Labor Day challenge.

OH SHAAAARRRROOOOONNNNN! :o I am not sure what day yo
ur B_DAY was on but............. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!

SANDI: Way to go on starting the new thread:^:

Well, just wanted to check in. I have to read the other post to get caught up on. Take care. Mary Kay:wave:

How do I add your names to my buddy list?

06-17-2001, 09:14 PM
Hi, I would like to thank all of ya'll for making me feel so welcome to this group. I hope that I will be able to stick to my diet and exercise program throughout the summer into the winter. I would really like to weight at least 110 pounds by the end of next summer (my long time goal) because I will be graduating form a two-year community college and transfering to a four-year university. :smug: :smug: :smug: and think that if I make it to my long time goal I would make an effort to stay small. I have 36 pounds to go to before I will be 110 pounds I wish I could get to that this summer but I have to be realistic!:o I hope that I can lose at least 10 pounds by my birthday (July 14)! Again thank you for such a warm welcome.
Wish you all continued success :D
If you would like to add someone to your buddy list find one of their messages at the top it says profile, pm, buddy list things like that find buddy list and click on it!!!

06-17-2001, 09:24 PM
Happy Birthday Sharon!!:D :smug: :s: :lol: :cool:
You share your special day with my Nicole. Hope that it was a good one for you.
JO: If I remember correctly you always had a problem with weight gain when you were premenstrual. Hope that your weghin went well. I get really nervous the night before too. Don't forget "One Day at a time"
Trish: You are doing so well. You will be really proud of yourself for your sons wedding. I will have to check out WWonline for their journal.They have E-tools but want you to pay for it with a credit card.
Sylvia: How are you doing?? Keep checkinbg in with us. Most everyone is still here.
I have a major problem. I can manage to keep myself on track during the week when I am working but the weekends all fall apart. I didn't journal and made 3 trips to the cookie jar. Someone kick me please. We did walk last night but there was too much rain today. It was a couch potato day. :mad: I am actually glad to be getting back to work tomorrow. Hope that you all had a better weekend. Take care all. Love, Julie

06-18-2001, 10:52 AM
It is a real happy one for me even if it does look like it will rain today. I am back to my normal 3 days a week at work.
Saturday we went to the marina on our son in laws brothers boat and just went around the lake to downtown Chicago. It was like heaven to me. Then where he is docked in Indiana there is a gambling boat that you can walk to. So me and my daughter and a friend went. I ended up hitting a $600.00 jackpot on the slots.I also had a bit too much wine and suffered with a headache the next day.Live and learn.

Tatter-Baby Welcome to the group. I don't think that losing 36 pounds by next summer is too unreal. What diet progran do you follow? And what exercise do you do?

Julie GREAT JOB!!!!!!On the 3.6 loss. You are right and hardly ever feel hungry on the new ww program. Good choice on making a tossed salad for the picnic. Maybe when that cookie jar calls you, you can grab an apple instead.

Ginabob Actually your description of the lights going out at work etc sounded a bit relaxing. But not having all the background noise makes a big difference.

Trish Good job on the 1.5 loss. I think you will be able to get to the 8.5 loss by your son's wedding. I too will check out that ww site for journaling.

Sylvia Good to see you back here.

MaryK Glad your weight seems to be going in the right direction. Are you still working so many hours?

Chrissy Am counting the days until we get to Michigan to see you guys. Miss you very much.See you on the 23rd.

Are any of our Pa. gals having any problems with Allison that is around that area? Hope all is o.k. with any of you. Love to all.....Sandi

06-18-2001, 08:18 PM I am. Sorry to not be posting lately, but have been caught up in a funk lately,(do people still use that word?) Not really going anywhere with my weight, and feel like I'm just spinning my wheels and getting stuck in the sand. I'm trying to maintain, and quite frankly I think thats all I'm able to do right now. Had a really bad day,(work wise) and feel totally deflated....(a problem with a customer...who was very rude to me) Anyway, thats it...sorry to dump this on you all, but feel I had to explain why I haven't been around. Usually I'm so motivated and queen of the feel-good, but this is a doozey and don't really want to bring anyone else down. You all seem to be doing really well...keep up the good work. See you later...bye

06-19-2001, 01:17 PM
Hi all. What a weekend it has been! :( Guess some of you have heard that Hurrican Allison belted us over the weekend. Have you heard about the apartment flood and fire. Apparently the flooding ruptured a gas line and the whole building exploded. 6 people's bodies were found burned in the rubble. Sorry to be so graphic but my friend lives in that complex. I spent a good part of Sunday and yesterday trying to track her down. As of yesterday morning, they still hadn't accounted for all the residents. I drove past but between the Red Cross trucks, fire engines and news crews, couldn't get close. I finally rolled down my window and started asking people which building(s) burned. Finally someone said it was A, B and C. My friend lives in G. I still haven't heard from her but have heard that everyone in the complex had been evacuating because of the flooding and they'll mostly be allowed back in sometime today. I hate not knowing.

Rich and I started Sat. AM working in the garden but then the rains came so we had to quit. We didn't realize how bad it was going to get!! We stayed home but lots of people were out on Sat. evening trying to get around or get home and couldn't get through flooded roads and knocked out bridges, etc. Ooh, this is just too close for comfort. Fortunately, Rich and I had just a little water in the basement but heck it does that just about every time it rains. By late Sunday afternoon, the sun had come out and yesterday there was little sign of anything at all except for some damage, mud, closed roads. And of course what's left of that apartment complex.

Actually the weekend had started out pretty well. I was actually down half a pound :^: at weigh in which was quite a shock. Sunday night, I went out with the girls to the Eric Clapton concert. We had dinner first and I pigged out on linguine and calamari but it was soooo good. Of course, after the concert, we ended up back at the VFW for a couple beers. And since I had off yesterday, that meant I was allowed to eat anything and everything, right? Dummy! :?:

Know what today is? On June 19, 2000, I walked back into WW for the first time and rejoined. Exactly one year ago today. And in some ways, I feel like I've come so far and I feel beter, etc. but in other ways I feel like "A whole year and ONLY 35 lbs!?!?" And then I get into feeling sorry for myself eating mode. Yeah, one of these days, I'll learn.

I have to get back to work now. I'd complain about how nothing seems to get done when I'm not here, etc. etc. but I know you guys have heard that from me before. :rolleyes: Oh shut up already, Jo!

Off to my big salad lunch!
Much love, Jo.

06-20-2001, 02:02 AM
Hey guys,
How are all of you's doing? I am doing pretty good. I went to my Weight Watchers meeting on Monday and was down .2 lbs, not alot but hey it is better than gaining right? And I am going in the right direction at least! We have eaten out so much this past week with my birthday and Fathers Day as well. We ate at Cracker Barrel on my Birthday which was Friday the 15th. Than on Saturday Ken, daughter Kelly, sons Dan and Alan all went a day early for Fathers Day, to The Cheesecake Factory. Oh my gosh was it ever a slice of heaven to eat there. They have over 200 items :eek: on the menu including dozens and dozens of kind of cheesecakes. Fancy pasta's and everything else you could want. I had this great angel hair pasta in a peanut sauce with veggies and it was soooo great. I only ate half of it though and took the rest home for another day. We also instead of ordering a piece of cheesecake for each of us, just ordered a couple of kinds and passed it around and got our forks in it to taste it. We had a Lemon Mouse Cheesecake and a Peanut Butter and fudge and cookie dough cheesecake and man it was to die for. I am glad though I just tasted a bit of each one and I think trying to stay on the straight and narrow really helped me.

Well have just been so busy planting my garden with Ken. It is about all done and have been busy digging and planting. Not alot of things in it, some tomato plants, green, Jalapano, Hot banana and Habenaro peppers as well. Also some cucumbers, muskmelon and Crimson baby watermelon as well. I think I am gonna plan some lettuce tomorrow the Looseleaf kind where you just cut what you need and the rest continues to grow. We have these baby and big jackrabbits that come out at night and I guess I will feed them so they leave my other stuff alone and concentrate on the lettuce that they love. Ken thinks I am nuts to feed them, but hey I say let them eat what they want and there is plenty there for all of us.LOL

Thanks so much guys for all the Birthday well wishes. I had a great birthday and really enjoyed being with my wonderful family. I enjoyed reading all your posts to me. Thanks again!

Gail-Yes my dinner at the Olive Garden last week went great. I just love going there. I think I did pretty good which is hard at that place with all the great dishes they have their. Me, my daughter Kelly and friend Lynn all split a couple of pitchers of Sangria. My daughter Kelly lives really close and I stayed at her house for the better part of the evening till I could see. LOL Thanks for the email back to me and I will answer soon I promise. Hope you are still doing well on your program too.

ginabob-So glad you are back from your trip to Dallas. Wow you lost 2 lbsl to boot too. That is great and much better than gaining. Sorry you didn't feel so well though. Hope you are feeling more chipper now though.

Julie-Thanks so much for posting with me on the Exercise Thread Jules. You don't know how thankful I have someone there with me. Now I won't be so lonely. I will post soon again. Haven't been walking or going to the gym, but still have been putting in my garden and that counts right? Wow you have almost been married for a whole year. WAY TO GO! Your kids are growing so fast Julie. That is great that Nicole and me have the same birthday. Funny about Seans fire engine red hair. When I got back from Michigan Dan-age 20 had Cherry Cola red hair. I was sooo mad but now I am over it and it is now almost gone. But he is a good kid, respectful and not trouble at all to live with. As long as he keeps working and keeps his nose clean that is the main thing. LOL Yes you can count points at the Olive Garden but I never do, it is like "WHO CARES" and I just eat what I want and try to just eat like half my meal and not a bunch of appetizers, drinks and deserts ect while there. Although we sure did have some Sangria didn't we? HA HA HA

Slimgram-A big welcome to our wonderful group my friend. Well you have come to the right place for help. First of all congratulations on your quitting smoking. That can't be an easy thing for you to do. Keep on coming here and you will get where you want to be in no time at all.

Jello-Still waiting for details of your trip to Ohio. Can't wait to hear all about it. So sorry about the flood and the fire in your friends building. I hope and pray that she is found safe and sound. Let us know how it turns out. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary for Weight Watchers. Time sure flies doesn't it. Don't say ONLY 35 lb cause that is such a great loss to me. I am proud of you!

Sandi-Hey you little BRAT! :devil: You finally started a new thread eh? Good for you. That is a first I think for you isn't it? Your day at the marina in downtown Chicago sounds like it went great. Also glad you won that $600 jackpot. What are you going to do with your newfound wealth? Glad you are getting back to working the way you did before. You need a rest I'll bet. Working as much as you did has got to be tiring.

tatter baby-You are most welcome for the welcome. I for one am glad that you joined up with us. You won't regret it. If you want to lose 10 more lbs why don't you just join up with our Labor Day Challenge to encourage, support and motive you. That way if you get where you want to be than great if not you can work some more on it. You share your birthday with my dear brother Rick, who was killed a couple of years ago. He is my sister in law and best friend Chrissy of our Thin Group. Also my niece, his daughter Emily was born on his birthday as well. I think you will make your goal and we will all help you get where are going too.

angeleyes-Glad you posted with us and don't give up on us. Sorry you are in funk but keep on posting with us and we will help you out of your funk. OK? Just do the best you can and that will be good enough too. Don't worry you won't bring everyone else down cause we all just want to help you get where you want to be going.

CJ-Hey girlfriend, can you read this if you are near a computer? Hope you get on your friends Bev's puter and drop us a line as to how you are doing on your vacation at the cabin. Miss you and hope you come back soon.

Chrissy-I too loved talking with you on my birthday. It was so great sister in law to talk to you and help each other get through everything we went through since my brother and your husband was murdered a couple of years ago. I still miss him daily and so very much too. Hey your daughter Ellen called me tonight. I love when she calls, she just loves her Aunt Sharon doesn't she? We had a great talk and I told her to say hi to you. I miss you and your daughters Emily and Ellen too. How did Fathers Day go? Did my dad papa come over for dinner? I forgot to ask ellen about that. Hope you guys had fun!

Trish-My gosh girl you are doing so well with your weight loss. Another 1.6 lbs you lost. Great! 16.5 lbs is wonderful. I know that you will make it in time for your son's wedding. Hope your unappreciate boss is in a better mood with you.

Sylvia-450 emails? Wow it will take your a month of Sundays to sort through it all. LOL Post again and let us know how you are doing. Miss you!

Mary Kay-You are doing well with your program so far. So glad you checked in with us. Come on back soon. Miss you girl. I know you are probally still working so hard at the bowling alley right?

Well guys time to get off here and get to bed. I am pretty tired :yawn: so nighty night Thinsters. See you tomorrow. Take care and have a good night!

Love ya, Sassy Sharon :cool:

06-20-2001, 09:19 PM
My goodness me the reply page is different now!! I shall have to work this out.

Well everyone Charlotte is now 9 weeks old and we are off to a lactation consultant today as I have had lots of troubles breastfeeding, though am doing much better now, but she hasn't gained too much weight so they want to watch me feed her and stuff. Between that and being quite behind with Uni, oh and trying to get a mortgage (we've decided to buy a house), I've been very stressed and have put on weight because I stopped exercising and have been eating non-stop!!

Anyways just popping in to say I'm joining WW next week and will be a regular poster again as soon as my last two Uni essays are done (by Monday I'm hoping). Late birthday wishes to Sharon, hello to the newbies, hugs to Chrissy <<Chrissy>> and my love to all the regulars!! (Jo, 35 pounds in a year is excellent - 35 pounds gone forever!!!)

Okay baby wants some more food (I feel like a milk bar I swear!!!)
Sam :)

06-20-2001, 10:09 PM
Hello All,
Just back from my walk and my legs are killing me. We are expecting thunder storms and the sky was getting quite dark. As the wind picked up my girlfriend kept urging me to go faster and faster. It was as close as this large body has ever come to jogging:mad: Not something I want to do any time soon. I have just heard from number one son who is working 2 jobs in Mass. He seems very happy and just needs to find an apartment. Rents are so high in the Boston area. I have a day off tomorrow but my whole day is so budgeted it looks like I won't get a minute to myself.Sometimes I wish that I could get 2 days off together every week. Oh Well:?: So it goes.
Sandi: Congratulations on your big win. It sounds like you had a great time. Have fun with Chrissie and give her a big kiss for me ok??
Angel eyes: It really is easy to get caught up in a funk. Just don't let it last too long. Maintaining the same is always better than gaining. Rude people are just awfull. Just think of chickens cackling:s:
JO: sounds like you had a really exciting weekend. I hope that you found your friend and that she is alright. The Eric Clapton concert sounds wonderfull. Thanks for sharing it with us.Let me tell you that 35 pounds down is a heck of a lot better than the 30 pounds that I put back on.You should be proud of yourself and give yourself a big hug.
Sharon: Those cheesecakes sound like they were to die for. I'm almost glad that we don't have a place like that near here. You made good choices though. I love that you feed the bunnies in your garden. They need to eat too. Seans hair has now faded but he is talking about bleaching just the top of it. He is also trying to get a job for the summer so I told him that he should wait a bit. It's really hard for a 15 year old to find a job but I really don't want him hanging around all summer. That could be dangerous.
Sam: Congratulations Mom. Geez, I drop out of the group for a year and look at you having a baby. I think that's wonderfull. Hope that she is a good baby for you.
Well group it's starting to thunder and that's my cue to close down the machine. Take care all. Love, Julie

06-21-2001, 08:20 AM
Hi Everyone. Thanks for all the well-wishes to get that lady out of my system. And I think you are all right....she's not worth the grief!! As for the plan, I'm going to try and take my own advice of taking it one meal at a time. If I'm really honest ....its the combination of the rude customer and the 3 month plateau that I seem to be on THAT HAS REALLY GOT ME DOWN. So, slowly but surely I've been reading success stories...(anyone see Kymbra's from success thread? and trying to get re-motivated that way.
We take our holidays next week, and they couldn't have come at a better time!! The last thing I want to do for the whole week, is to mope around like the doom'n gloom. So I had better get in the groove....thats it!!!...I just lost my groove thing.... lol (well maybe not...didn't see that movie, and I don't think we're talking about the same groove thing...haha) THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!!...YOU ARE REALLY THE BEST!! Bye

ps...CJ- Sorry to not been posting/messaging you my stats. But theres been nothing happening there for sometime. And the only time I did feel good about a went away for a bit!! haha, isn't that always the way? So....I've actually gained but am trying to GET BACK ON TRACK. Sorry again, but next week I'll check in (hopefully in time) for the weekly updates. Wish me luck!!

06-21-2001, 01:15 PM

I have not posted in a few days didn't see the need until today. I got up this morning and tried on a pair of pants that I bought a few weeks ago (they were to tight but I got them anyway) this morning they fit!!!!! I didn't even have to lay on my bed to get them buttoned :smug: :D haven't lost any weight but seems to be tighting butt, hips and thighs:D

:smug: ~Tatter-baby~:smug:

06-21-2001, 03:20 PM
Good afternoon! I used to post around the same time every morning but haven't been able to lately. Not like I have had much to say anyway. Not that that's ever stopped me before. :lol:

Yes, thanks, to everyone who's been asking if I found my friend. She didn't have any flood damage even though she's on the first floor. It's actually up a short flight of steps to her apt. The building's basement got flooded just like it did 2 years ago during Hurricane Floyd. Now the issue is whether the apartment complex owners are going to stay there or close the whole place down and make everyone move. My friend isn't too sure if she wants to stay anyway.

Tatter-baby, congratulations on your "new" pants!!! Bet you look great in them too. :)

Angel-eyes, you are right. She's not worth worrying over. There's a woman I work with who's always miserable and always trying to make everyone around her miserable (especially me it seems). I finally decided the same thing about her. She's just not worth my time or one single passing thought.

Julie, thanks for your kind words about my 35 lbs. Usually, I feel really good about it but sometimes I just wish it could be more. And faster! :^: Especially since I just heard from an old email buddy who is bragging that she's dropped 30 lbs. in 3 months. Don't know what diet she's following and I know that it can't be totally healthy to lose weight that fast but I can't help being just a teeny tiny bit jealous. But I'll keep plugging!

Sam, can't believe Charlotte's 9 weeks old already! Hope things calm down for you soon.

OK, just a quick story about my trip to Ohio. Everyone knew I was coming except mom and dad. (I'm so proud of all of them for keeping the secret! :D ) Anyway, my brother had told our parents that he had to run over to the university to meet with his student advisor about the grad courses he's taking. He snuck off to the airport to get me. When we got back to the house, he went in first and told mom and dad that he'd brought his advisor over to the house because she wanted to meet them. So I walked in.

Now you have to understand that my mom's eyesight isn't very good and when I came in the sunlight was behind me so all mom saw was a person in the glare, etc. But she was very nice and stood up and put out her hand and said something about hello, it's nice to meet you, etc. etc. Meanwhile, my father had a better view so he immediately shouted hi and started to hug me. Poor mom. It took her a few minutes to figure out why everyone was laughing and my dad was hugging this strange woman he'd just met, etc. Then I got closer and she realized it was me. :smug: Anyway, we had a great time.

Well, I have to go. I had a big salad for lunch with lots of onions and I really really really :eek: need to find some gum or a couple dozen tic-tacs! Yikes!

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

06-21-2001, 11:09 PM
Hello All,
Just back from tonights meeting and I'm really disapointed to have only lost 1/2 pound this week.I thought that after last nights almost run that I would have done better.:( I know that I will do better next week. My dad came for lunch today and Niles made wonderfull seafood kebabs. Yummy and only 6 points. Dad is watching his weight too ever since he was diagnosed with diabetes. I made a pasta seafood salad for my nephews graduation party tomorrow night and you can't even tell that it is with lowfat mayo. Put in lots of dill for flavor.
Taterbaby: Congrats on those pants. Sounds like you are really firming everything up. Keep up the good work.
Angel Eyes:Do have a good time on holiday. Maybe if you do some physical things it could help you break your plateau. Good luck.
Jo: Don't you just wish that we could go to sleep and wake up thin. I would pay anything for that :lol: It was a wonderfull suprise for your parents. I'm sure it was a terrific visit.
Well ladies time to get ready for work tomorrow. 1 day off just isn't enough somehow. Take care all. Love, Julie

06-22-2001, 08:50 AM
Come on....not fair!! I don't want to be #28!! geez...whoever is after me...better copy/paste me...PLEASE.

Hi Everyone. Well....its me...back better than ever!! Sort of like the new and improved version!! sorry for the temporary episode of the customer...but now....FUHGET ABOUTIT!!!!

Since I've been trying like heck, to get back on track ...I weighed myself yesterday to find out that I actually lost 2lbs since not weighing last week and then today.....lost another .5lb. I don't really give a flying hoot if it is water weight...retention or what...I'LL TAKE IT!!! It is enough to re-enforce my committment and focus. So its true.....the good ol' angel-eyes is back!!! If I'm honest, I met some new people in chat/boards lately and "they're down and out....can't start attitude " really got to me. It spurned me on in replying to them that.....if you walk the walk....then it will happen. So in just giving them some tips and adivce; I started to fix my problem. All I know is that I'm pumped, going to try to get a sitter tonight for a workout, and today will be a cinch!! Enjoy the day....looks like heavy rain today, and thundershowers....but I'll be shining!! See ya...bye

06-22-2001, 10:31 AM
I think this is 29 so off I go to start a new thread.