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11-04-2005, 03:06 PM
Hello and welcome to the Thin Group!

We are a friendly group of ladies 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. 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, not just in weight loss, but in all of our daily joys and struggles.

Everyone has their ups and downs and we’ll be here with you thru both! 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!

So please join us and let's work together towards a healthier us!!

Love everyone, Sassy Sharon :carrot:

11-04-2005, 05:10 PM
Sharon - you are such a BRAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You took advantage of me knowing I was online doing my monthly bills ... what a "SASSY BRAT"!!! LOL It's ok tho .... you still needed me to fix your little "boo boo" ... but I won't tell anyone what it was .. hahaha

So everyone! Did ya see my big announcement .. our group is now officially called Thin Wannabees instead of The Thin Group. A new beginning - a new fresh start.

Hope everyone is having a great day ... talk to you later!

Love, CJ

11-08-2005, 01:49 PM
Hey CJ,
Glad you posted too. Yes I am such a BRAT, but what fun I had while you were working away at your bills. Good thing too! It has been so long since I have been able to start a new thread, it felt really good too. HA HA But hip hip hooray for officially changing the name of our group to Thin Wannabee's. I love it and here is to a fresh start for a great group. :goodvibes

Thanks CJ, for changing everything and officially changing our name, but I noticed that the Healthy Recipe Thread needs to be changed too, I think it still has the old name. Since you started that one and are a moderator, if you could change it, that would be great. :genie:

Well I see only CJ and myself are so far in The Holiday Challenge and would love to see many many more post there and join in and post your goal for the Holiday season. So all you Thin Wannabees, if you have a few minutes go there so we won't be lonely. Anyone else can join in join in as well. Wether you are posting in our group or not. We would love to have more people join us. The more the merrier!

Take care guys, and hope to hear from everyone soon. CJ and myself are getting lonely again. We miss you and love you guys.

Sassy Sharon :grouphug:

11-09-2005, 12:09 AM
Picky - Picky - Picky! So I didn't get around to changing the recipe thread yet ... hmmmmm .... well, I just did - so there! Just kidding! I actually think I started to the other day and got distracted and then forgot - so thanx for reminding me - MISS BRAT SHARON! LOL - LOL - LOL

Well ... tomorrow is Wednesday Sharon so I am going to weight myself (that's your WW day, right? I am going to start a journal thread too in the next few days here ... hope someone posts there with me but if not I need it for myself! I did better today but still not good, so tomorrow is another day, hopefully I will do better.

I "stuck" our Holiday thread at the top so it doesn't get "lost" ... Come one everyone - come post there with me and Sharon!

Hope everyone is doing well ... would love to hear from you all.

Love, CJ

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11-11-2005, 12:21 AM
Thanks for inviting me to the group...I can use all the help I can get
Do I post an intro? Lead and I will

11-11-2005, 01:09 AM
Hey there Gonna Lose! Glad you found your way here and a Big WELCOME to the group! You just say whatever you want to .. tell us about yourself if you wish ... everyone here is very friendly .. sometimes we dissappear for a few days but we always find our way back in! LOL ..........If you want to you can fill in your bio up above (Thin Wannabees Bios) ... but just come in whenever you want and chat with us. Congrats on making your Halloween goal and good luck on the Thanksgiving and Christmas goals ...

Hope everyone is doing well ... I'm on my way to bed now .. Talk to ya all tomorrow!

Love, CJ

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11-11-2005, 03:45 AM
Hello! I am Alison I am 28 and just got invited here by CJ! Thanx for the invite honey! :) thin wannabe for the past (god knows how many years I stopped counting at 20!!!)

Hope to get to know you all better! :carrot:

11-11-2005, 04:05 PM
:wave: Hi everyone. I'm Annie. CJ also sent me an invite. I thought I would give it a try here. I'm 35 and currently unemployed. I am getting prepared to make a huge change this month, moving home to Iowa. I am currently living in Vermont. After the move I am going to be stressed(not that I'm not already), but I think a new start would be good for the family. I am currently married for 3 years.(2nd time) We have one DD 3 1/2. Plus I have 2 children with my ex. DS 11 and DD 9. They live in Iowa with their father. I am hoping I will get to spend time with them after the move. That's if their father doesn't have a fit that I am coming back. Long story, probably shouldn't get into that right now.

Hmm.. My heightest weight was 240 and I am currently down to 209. My official WI day is Sunday, but I usually weigh myself throughout the week. I'm a complusive weigher. I find that it helps me keep on track, but I don't let gains bother me til Sunday. :) The scale currently says that I am 205, but it's not the official WI yet, but I am hoping that number sticks. I am looking forward to getting under 200. The last time I weighed in under 200 was back in 1992. I was 181 and I thought I was huge. Boy, what I wouldn't give to be that again.

I am not really following any specific diet or plan. I am just watching calories and portions. I have cut out regular soda since the first of the year. I have actually switched to diet soda. Gosh, never thought that I would drink it. I do have a couple that I really like so I usually rotate between them to give myself a little variety. I find I usually only have one a week. That great for me considering I used to drink atleast one regular soda a day. I don't miss it at all. I don't have candy much anymore. If I really want some chocolate, I buy a big box of Junior Mints and have 2 in a day. They are only 170 for 16 so about 22 calories for 2. I can handle that.

I find it hard to drink enough water throughout the day, but I am getting better. I am up to 32 oz. I've gone up from 16. I am shooting for about 60 oz or so a day. I am sure I'll get there. Just takes time. I am currently trying to revamp my exercise routine. I honetly, hate to exercise, but I know that the only way that I am going to lose weight this time around is to exercise.

Well, I think that's about it. Not sure what else to say. I look forward to getting to know you all. Have a great day. :)

11-12-2005, 06:45 PM
Hello Annie! :)

11-12-2005, 08:05 PM
Hi everyone. I am Tracey, I am 26 years old and I'm at my highest weight of 307 pounds. Never thought I'd see the day when I'd be in the 300's. I'm not doing any particular plan, just kind of a low carb, low fat combo thing. CJ, I love your sig line, "I'm allergic to carbs, I break out in fat." Carbs are my downfall. I really Dr. Phil's weight loss program. I have done it before and did well and I never felt hungry or deprived but then I got sick for about two months and stopped doing it and just started it up again. So I may not be following his plan verbatim, but it definitely will be similar.

My first mini-goal is to lose 20 pounds by the end of the year and to have a regular exercise program and consistant healthy eating.

11-12-2005, 11:08 PM
Good evening everyone! and WELCOME all you newbies! Mazarin, GonnaLoose, AnnieFannie, and teahoney! So glad you all are here and hope you will come and post any time and as much as you want! Glad to have you aboard!

Sharon - Slyvia - Janice - Peggy - Jo - Synger - where are you guys?? Well, I think Jo is on her cruise - so hope you are having fun girl! .... Where's the rest of you ?????? We have Newbies to welcome in!

Not been doing real great the last couple days on my "diet" ... but, not extremely bad either ... hard to get back into 100% lo-carb when you've strayed off for a while ... tomorrow is a new day - I will do better! I will do better!!! I will do better!!! .............

Off to sweet dreams for me ... will check back in tomorrow!

Love, CJ

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11-13-2005, 02:37 PM
Good afternoon everyone .. thought I would post here real quick before I lose my power ... our winds are really bad - we have some downed trees and the power keeps going off and on so I'm sure it will be out pretty soon as we get a lot of power outages up here. Not up to much today just wrapping my xmas gifts.

Hope to hear from you all soon ...

Love, CJ

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11-13-2005, 03:53 PM
wow Cj your way ahead of me..I have 2 bought but they are still tucked under the spare bed. I wont really start shopping until Dec 1. I had a good week, another pound gone and I had a HUGE party last night and most everyone there have not seen me since March when I was at my heaviest. They didnt say anything to me, but they all did a LOT of double Still made me feel good...

11-14-2005, 11:37 AM
Good morning! Another quick post cuz the power is flickering again! Our winds were as high as 70mph yesterday - we lost power at 1:00 and it didn't come back until 10:30 pm! So we had a lovely candlelight dinner in front of the fire of peanut butter & Jelly sandwiches! LOL .......... it was very cozy! I have a turkey breast cooking now in case we're out again tonite ... another wind storm is suppose to be coming thru soooooo hopefully it will wait until my breast is done.

Dee - congrats on the 1 lb loss! Me, I'm still the same .. no more, no less but I haven't been following my program very well .. but, each day I'm getting better so maybe by next week I will show a change - down only tho. As far as my xmas gifts, I am a alittle late this year .. usually am done by August! I have a lot of gifts that have to be mailed out to Kansas, Colorado, Calif, Arizona and Italy so has to be done early.

OK .. where are the rest of you alls??? Get in here and post! That is an order from CJ!

Off I go for now .. lots of things to get done - just in case we do lose our power again.

Talk to ya later.... Hope to see some posts from the rest of you when I get back!

Love, CJ

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11-14-2005, 12:14 PM
Morning all.

Wow. Sounds like things are pretty hectic there CJ. My family are in Iowa, but thank goodness they weren't near where the tornados hit over the weekend. They are in the southcentral part. And to think next year I will be enjoying that lovely weather. We don't have tornados here in Vermont or much for severe thunderstorms. Can't say that I miss it. My hubby is going to love living there. He loves a good thunderstorm. Atleast we won't have to deal with it til spring and summer roll around again. We are hoping to be back in Iowa by the end of the month. I broke down and asked my father for help. Things aren't going well for us financially so I thought it might be a good time to move and get a fresh start. DH's family can't help because they already have his step brother, wife and son living with them. So they are in no situation to offer help. Besides we have been wanting to get out of this apartment.

1) We are a bit fed up with the neighbors. They are rude, loud and just horrible to be around. One of the families smokes pot. They even had a pot plant outside over the summer. Imagine my surprise to see it. :fr:

2) It's only a 1 bedroom so our daughter doesn't have a bedroom. She sleeps in the front room in her crib. We can't get her a real bed so she has to sleep in her crib still. She's 3 1/2.

So hopefully, we'll have a new start and things will start going in the right direction for us. :crossed: I really hated to ask for help from my dad but I know he loves me and is willing to help. But I am going to pay him back no matter what. I owe him big time.

Ok.. how about I talk about my WI in Sunday. I lost 4 lbs. I don't know how I did it. I really didn't do any exercising expect walk a couple of days. I think it is the stress I am feeling. I am feeling good about the weight since I am so close to seeing Onederland. I just need to lose 6 more pounds and I will be at 199. I can't wait. I haven't seen under 200 since 1992. I was shooting for a goal weight of 135 but I changed it to 140. I think that I am going to be happy with 150 to tell the truth. I don't know what I would even look like. The smallest I can ever remember being is 181 and I was a size 16. I am just taking it slow and hoping for the best. I am hoping being around family and my older children will give me the courage and strength to keep bettering myself. I want to feel good about myself. I definitely need to work on having better self esteem and I have to get over my fear of things. I am afraid to speak my mind. I wish I could get through it. Sometimes I think I should go through therapy to deal with my issues.

Alright, I should go now. I have blabbed way to much and probably told you all more then you wanted to know. It just helps me to get it out. Thanks so much for listening to me. It means so much to me.

Good luck to all.

11-14-2005, 11:28 PM
Just checking in to say hello! :) I am still going strong!

11-16-2005, 01:12 PM
Hello all my good friends. Sorry to disappear like that but I had a little personal crisis.

First the good news - Rich and I had a WONDERFUL time in St. John. :beach: We flew down on Nov. 8 and flew back, grudgingly, on Nov. 12. Not nearly long enough. The beaches were sooooo beautiful! :cloud9: I, of course, went completely hog wild :ink: with all the great food. But now I'm back and back on track. :crossed:

The bad news - right before I left, I had a mammogram. It showed a lump. :cry: After lots of poking and prodding by lots of doctors, it was decided that it's PROBABLY nothing but they wanted me to have a biopsy. Well, I told the doctor, in no mixed words, that I was going to St. John, come heck or high water :tantrum: and it would have to wait. End result - the biopsy is scheduled for Nov. 29. It's a simple needle procedure, out-patient and will take about an hour. No one's really worried and so I'm not either ... well, not any more. But for a while there.... :faint:

But as I said, I'm back on track and back in action food-wise. And oh look at all the great new smilies!!! :thanks2: Love it!

Talk to you again soon.

P.S. Notice how I didn't mention the challenge. Sorry but I had bigger fish to fry, if you know what I mean. Let me know about the next one - new year's maybe????

11-16-2005, 02:38 PM
Hi, I'm Claudia. I'm 39 and in July was weighing 192 (I'm 5'8") - I started dieting and am now at 165. I would like to get between 135-140; so I still have a ways to go. I haven't followed any particular plan; just trying to watch what I eat. I hate exercising, and have not done any. I know that I'm going to have to start. I just want to loose some more before I get the nerve to go to a gym. I am currently in a size 10, but would love an 8 or 6.

I'm really looking for support, because I really lack self discipline and am so worried that I'm going to fall back again.

Thanks for listening,

11-17-2005, 10:38 AM
Good morning everyone! Hope everyone is doing well today so far. We have our first accumalative snowfall - about 6 inches plus and still coming down! It looks absolutely gorgeous in the woods here - all the trees are completely covered. What a site. I sit here at my computer and look out the window at our valley and oh what a site!

Welcome to our newest member - Clau. Glad you could join us and hope to get to know you better. Looks like you've done a great job on losing your wt .. don't forget to check out our "Holiday Challenge" and post there with us also, if you wish.

Glad you had a nice trip and will keep you in my prayers on your biopsy. I'm sure all will be well. Now - LOOK UP - in the sticky's on top and you will see that we already have a Holiday Challenge started so please do come and join in. It covers Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years - that's why it's named Holiday Challenge.

I'm glad your family in IOWA are ok from the tornado ... yes, those winds were actually from those tornados. Now, we have the snow already! But, I love it. Good luck to you on your move and don't let things stress you out too much. If you feel like eating wrong foods, just come here and talk to us. We're good listeners.

Thanks for checking in and glad you're still going strong!

Was fun chatting on Messenger last nite .. Sorry to cut our conversation short tho .. I was soooo tired. Great job on your wt loss .. but I won't say anything - I will let you tell everyone the good news yourself. :carrot:

Oops ... company is here! Yikes, I'm not even dressed! Gotta go .. be back later

Love, CJ

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11-18-2005, 10:28 AM
Hello everyone just a quick check in, no pounds off this week for me I think it was the shock at being back at work!!!

Have a good weekend!

11-18-2005, 12:27 PM
Morning all. :sunny:

Just checking in to say hi. Nothing new happening here. Just waiting to get the official date on when my brother is coming out here to move us to Iowa. I'm getting a little nervous though. I feel like I am getting the run around. I just want to be home for Thanksgiving. :thanks2: It would be so great to be there. Hopefully tonight they'll finally give me a date. I just don't think they realize how bad my situation is right now.

Well, my WI day isn't til Sunday but I am a scale'oholic. I can't go a day without getting on the darn thing. I think I am going to see another loss. Not sure how much but anything is ok with me. I figure as long as I stay the same or go down a pound then I am doing something right. I think I might see a 3 lb loss but I still have 2 days. Anything is possible. I could stay the same.

THanks for the support CJ. It's odd because I used to eat alot when I was stressed, but I am finding that now I don't feel the need to eat. I crave a food but can easily turn it away. I just find that I am not hungry or I feel sick to my stomach. I hope things get better soon. I hate stress. I did see there is a job opening back in my hometown in Iowa. I am putting together my resume and a cover letter. I am going to try to send it today. I am hoping that I have a good shot at it. It's a day shift plus the potential to be full time with benefits. I could use that. I am really in the mood to get back to work. It's been almost 3 months since I have worked and I can say that I honestly miss it. Wish me luck.

I hope all is well for everyone. Have a great weekend. :goodvibes

11-19-2005, 02:04 AM
Hi everyone,
Gosh this is great that we have so many Newbie's in our group. How wonderful is that? :welcome3:

CJ-Glad you are back into the thick of things and hope you are feeling much better. I can't believe you are wrapping your Xmas gifts, guess who haven't bought any yet? We do a $50 gift card exchange and another small gift to open with the kids. This was daughter, Kelly's idea and it really saves us from all getting or giving something we don't want or can't use. Much better this way, easier too, give a gift card, get one. We just have to pick where we want it. I usually just pick Wal-Mart or one from our local mall. Of course when the grandkids finally come I won't forget them. This way I just have to buy for some of my friends I exchange, like Monica-you met her, her son Malachi and her Mom, Sandy. But that is great that as usual you are on the ball with your Xmas presents again this year. But I guess you have to be with so many kids and grandkids to buy for. You are amazing CJ, I don't know how you do it. :twirly:

daring2dream-Hey Jo, so glad you are back from your exciting trip in St. John. IT sounds like you and Rich had a wonderful time together there, the beach sounds like heaven to me. :beach: I wish I was there right now, with all this cold weather we have been having in Indiana, I am ready go be somewhere warm. If I feel this way now imagine how I will feel come the dead of winter. Keep us posted on your biopsy and I just know the results will be good.

Clau-Hi there so glad you have decided to join our group. First of all let me congratulate you on a great job of losing those 27 lbs. And you lost it much much faster than I did my weight. We will all give you the support you need to get where you want to be. You have a great start so far and I know you will get the rest off with a little help from your friends. :carrot:

AnnieFannie-Welcome also. That is good that you are moving back to where you children are. I am sure they will love being able to see you much more now that you will be living so much closer to them. Good job on your weigh loss so far too. You are doing great, with your 35 pound loss, just don't let the stress get to you and remember to take things one day at a time. It sounds like you have been doing everything right and you are on your way with the water too. I lose so much better when I have all my water as you probably have seen. I know the feeling you get to be in the next set of numbers, like when I went into the 190's and the other day I finally got into the 180's at 187 so you will get there, just keep on doing what you are doing. Good luck on your move, won't it be great to get away from your lousey neighbors? :tantrum:

Marazin-Hi Allison, glad you joined our great group. We love having you and know that you can always count on us to support, encourage and motive you. Keep on your program and you will see a loss I just know it. According to you bio, you had already lost 16 pounds, so hurray for you. I see you live in the United Kingdom. So it is nice to have someone from another part of the country. I checked out your homepage and was impressed, you write so well and I really enjoyed it and there was even a picture of you in there. You are very cute I thought and look really nice. :cp:

teahoney-Hey there Tracey, welcome to Thin Wannabee's. We love that you came to our group. The Dr. Phil plan is a great one, I too have the book and kind of combine my Weight Watcher program and Dr. Phil's as well. I just use the book to help guide me what I have, the better choices for me that he says are better. Good going on the mini-goal, you can do this. We have a Holiday Challenge you can go to and post as to what your mini goal is. :goodluck:

GonnaLooseItAgain-Hello and so happy you have decided to join our group. I see by you bio that your name is Dee so "Welcome Dee". You also should be proud of your 33 pounds you have lost so far. I'm with you on waiting to shop, you know for me it somehow doesn't feel like Christmas till almost Christmas. LOL I know I put it off, but somehow manage to pull it together and get it all done right in the nick of time. :lucky:

Well I was VERY happy after my WW meeting on Wednesday, I lost 3.8 lbs and FINALLY got into the 180's and not just 189 and something, but 187 lbs and believe me I was so happy to get to that next mini goal. :dance: I haven't been this happy since I got down into the 190's a while ago. So hopefully I can get to where I want to be and not do too much damage during the holidays. I am really going to try. If you guys have a few minutes please go and post with our new Holiday Challenge thread, this will be what we all need to keep us on our toes during that time. What have you got to lose but some weight. Thanks in advance! :encore:

Well better end this for now, this is long enough, but with so many wonderful new people I don't want to leave anyone out. :grouphug:

Take care guys and talk to you later, Love you, Sassy Sharon

11-19-2005, 03:10 AM
Hi everyone, my name is Stacie & am new here. Been poking around trying to figure out where I might fit in and you all seem like a welcoming, supportive group so I'm dipping my toes in LOL. :) . I actually reached my goal weight just over 2 years ago (doing Atkins) & maintained for about a year after that. Then things just happened. My ex & I seperated, my eldest (now 6) started school, my youngest (now 4) was diagnosed with Autism - so between running around for appt's, school, therapy and working full time - I didn't have time for ME anymore . I still don't, but I'll be darned if I'm going to ignore me any longer LOL. I need to be healthy to take care of my kids and I'm just going to have to find time somehow. I had to give up my job back in Sept. as my youngest has aids & therapists that are here 5 days week, 6 hours/day & I couldn't work around it any longer without having a breakdown. I think I've gained the bulk of my weight back in just the 3 months that I haven't been at work :( . It's extremely difficult for me to get online a lot as my youngest thinks this is HIS computer and flips when I'm on it and one of his quirks is to continually shut it down if I try to leave it on during the day. In his mind "stand by" is not "off". It's an ongoing battle and will be I'm sure until I can afford to buy another computer. The only diet that has ever worked for me was Atkins and while I know it works (lost 65 lbs on it last time), it's such a difficult diet to get into (for me anyway...I'm a carb-a-holic), but I know I have to do it. Another problem with the low carb for me at the moment, is last time I tracked everything on fit day (I think it was called), so I knew where my carb count was throughout the day - now that my little one won't let me leave the computer on, it's a giant PITA to turn it on 20x/day. Anyway, I've blabbed enough for now - but am so looking forward to getting to know you all better.

11-19-2005, 04:34 PM
Quick weekend hello from me! hope we are all having fun! :)

11-20-2005, 03:22 PM
and about 12 hours after I posted that ^^^^ I ended up in the hospital for 4 hours!

I officially have an "Upper Arm Injury" lol I pulled a muscle and my are and shoulder are all in pain and stiff and swollen, brusing is just coming out now! I thought I'd broke it, but thankfully the x-rays didn't show a break... so pleased about that, I go on holiday in 11 days!

Okay I am not exercising this week, no gym no lifting heavy stuff!

I ruddy slipped on the ICE!!! Was going over to my mum's this morning and took less than 2 steps outside and fell flat!

11-22-2005, 08:43 AM
My arm is getting a little better.....

11-22-2005, 12:19 PM
Mazarin Sorry to hear about your injury. Glad to hear that it is getting better. That ice can be a killer. I'm not looking forward to the ice and snow. I always seem to fall and hurt myself.

I do have good news. I lost 3 more lbs. :carrot: Yeah.

Still trying to figure out how I am getting to Iowa. Looking like it is going to be after Thanksgiving. I guess we are going to be taking a rental car and storing all of our extra stuff at DH's dad's house until we can come back to get it. Just hate getting rid of some stuff and have to turn around and buy all new. Guess life isn't all that easy. I just things start getting better soon. I hate the stress. I just want to relax and enjoy things.

Have a great day all.

11-23-2005, 09:20 AM
Good Morning All I Am New Here Finally Posting And Have Put My Bio On The Bio Page I Have Lost 2 Pounds Woo Hoo And Im Headed Over To The Holiday Challenge Right Now. I Am So Glad To Be A Part Of This Group And I Am Excited Today About Losing Weight... No More Of The Blahs For Me...

11-23-2005, 11:29 AM
Hi all. Just checking in. I have doing fairly well. My eating has been pretty good. Minore slip ups over the weekend but I'm not sweating it. I'm down 7 pounds and feeling good. I exercised this morning and I wish I could have done more. I will try and exercise again later so that I feel like I accomplished more.

11-23-2005, 12:38 PM
Hello everyone, It is great to welcome some more newbies to our great group!

Stacey-Of course you are going to fit in with us just wonderfully. I am very glad you are doing something for yourself, with everything that has happened in your life this is what you need. You are important and even thought I can tell that you are a great Mom and take wonderful care of your kids, this is the place to come to get the continuous support that you need to get where you want to be. I know you can do this, you did it before and I just know you can do it again. We are here for you anytime. I am so glad you are here. Keep on posting and letting us know how things are going for you, weightwise or any other issues you might be having.

Brandy-You are just what we need, I can tell that you are really pumped and motivated to do this. Great job on the 2 pounds you just lose, keep up the great work and I just know it will all come together for you. I see that you live in Kentucky, what part or city? I live in Columbus, Indiana, which is the southern part and we are only about 1 1/2 hours from Louisville so are you close to Louisville? I love that town, my husband just went there for a mini weekend and thoughtly enjoyed all they had to offer.

Alison-Gosh I am so sorry about your trip to the hospitalm but I am so happy that ther is nothing broken. That ice can be really bad if you hit it just right, we have snow now in Indiana and it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Even though I am not ready, I have never ready, it will be coming really soon. Hope you feel better soon and have a wonderful holiday. Where are you going? Will it be for Christmas? Cause I don't think England has the Thanksgiving that we do? Or maybe it is some other holiday. Clue me in! I am confused, but than again it doesn't take much to do that. HA HA

Tracey/teahoney-OK! 7 POUNDS GONE FOREVER, I am happy for you, but I know you are even happier arn't you? You will be looking sleek if you keep this up, come the holidays. It does feel good doesn't it to lose that weight. That should be about another size down I would think. Or at least your clothes should be really getting big on you.

Annie-Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 3 pounds more. Way to go. I know how you feel about having to get rid of some stuff too, my basement says it all. LOL I can't stand throwing things away, cause just maybe I might need them someday. But my husbands take is "If you don't use it in a year, throw it away"! But that is easier said than done. Life is not fair sometimes, I think we woman really get attached to things more than men. Unless is is tools or car things that is for them. LOL Hope things go really smoothly in your move. Just take things one day at a time and that should keep the stress level down for you I hope.

Hey where is everyone now? CJ where are you? I am here and you are not. LOL Hey Jello, Peggy, Sylvia, Dee, Claudia, synger and anyone else. I know you are probably busy getting ready for the Thankgiving holiday. So I am sure things will be better next week. Thanks everyone for posting on our Holiday Challenge thread. I know it will help us get to where we want to be.

Well everyone have a wonderful Thankgiving, we will be leaving for Michigan tomorrow bright and early. We have our Air Force daughter, Tracy and her husband, Brett with us this week and they will be traveling with us. They haven't been able to make many Thanksgiving cause Tracy was away, like Korea and just recently Kuwait. So she is all excited, we have had a wonderful time this week. We went to Indianapolis yesterday and ate lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. I had a salad and we spit a piece of cheesecake-Peanut butter cup, and I tried to let her skinny self eat most of it. Oh well, you have to do what you have to do. LOL

Well everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I will try to do good, but there are so many darn great things to eat. We will be at Ken's brothers and the rest of his family will be there too. Than the next day we head over to my side and it starts all over again. LOL

Love you guys, Sharon

11-24-2005, 03:57 PM
Mazarin - hope you are feeling better! I'm such a klutz that I fall every winter...many times :lol:.

Congrats on your losses :carrot: Annie, Brandy & Teahoney!!

Sharon - thanks for the welcome & notes of encouragement. I'm very determined to succeed & not allow myself to ever weigh this much again. I can't believe this happened after I vowed to myself the 1st time that it wouldn't happen again :o . Sounds like you have a busy Thanksgiving holiday ahead of you. Hope you enjoy it, especially since you have Tracy with you this year!!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving holiday!

11-24-2005, 11:48 PM
Yeah I am doing a lot better now, still some swelling at the top of my arm and I am stilll struggling to put my coat on and bending my arm back, but big improvement! :) Thanx!

11-25-2005, 10:45 AM
Well I did great yesterday, and I am still plateau'd so I am just kinda swimmin along at this 182-183 weight!!! Im sure it will break soon, b/c if it doesnt I am going to buy a new j/k

Hope everyone else had a GREAT Thanksgiving!!!

sweet tooth
11-25-2005, 11:38 AM
Well, here I am after a very long absence this fall. Hope everyone is doing well and that you didn't eat too much turkey yesterday.

I have had trouble 'getting it together' following my mom's death in the summer and am still feeling somewhat overwhelmed by it all.

Following that, one of my staff member's died very shortly after a cancer diagnosis, so that brought the stress back all over again. Then, the wife of one of the young fellows working here (kind of a surogate son), lost their baby 2 weeks ago, and his father died the following week. AND, the real corker, is that I have started to receive hate mail at work - related to the staff member who died. Of course the hate mail is anonymous... This year has not been the best, but we are anticipating a good year next year. It starts out with our son's wedding in January, so that will be fun.

My weight has flucuated a bit the fall, due to the stress, but I am slowly getting it under control now. I have to lose a couple of pounds before the wedding in January to fit in the dress that I bought last summer - I have a back up plan if I need one, but am hoping that it is not needed.

Sounds like everyone is doing well with their Christmas shopping. I am so glad that I normally plan early because I don't think that I can get into the Christmas spirit quite yet. Buuut, I did finish my Christmas shopping last March. ;) Now, it is just a matter of wrapping and giving.

Well, I guess I had better get moving here. Work is calling. Have a great day and I will try to check in more often in the future.

Take care,

11-26-2005, 09:44 AM
Oh my Sweet - sounds like you've had a terrible go of it this past while. I'm sorry to hear about your mom and your staff. That's enough stress for a lifetime, never mind over just a few months. :hug: My thoughts are with you!

With regard to the email (which is really LOW of someone :( ), I would let your network admins. know so they can look into it & find out the source. They should be able to find out the IP addy of the computer it's coming from.

Mazarin - glad to hear your arm is feeling better!

Gonnaloseitagain - those plateau's really suck don't they! Hope you get past it soon!

Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!

11-28-2005, 08:45 PM
Well I have good news, I broke my stupid plateau!!! WOOHOO I officially dropped 1 pound in 3 weeks!!! I think it is 2 but I have to wait for that stupid .2 to get off my scale before I claim that victory. As I said in another post, I hope I dont hit another for about 20lbs. I also added 20 min/day on my treadmill. I hadnt been doing really ANY exercise up until now. So I hope that this extra boost will help.

11-28-2005, 08:54 PM
I'm only down a half pound this week but trying not to sweat it. I overate so much yesterday and started in on "bad" food on Friday, although in moderation. So I'm back on track.

11-29-2005, 12:31 AM
Hey everyone - greetings! I know I have been "missing in action" here .. but not on purpose let me tell you! My computer took a big dump! Got a bad virus and it wiped me out completely! Took it in to be fixed as I coud not do it myself -- and believe it or not, when I got it back it still had a virus running amuck! Sooooo ... all I could do at this point was to put it out of my mind and enjoy my family here for Thanksgiving! I just took my computer back in this morning but in the meantime I have set up my old computer with Windows98 ... had to go get an external dial-up modum for it (when I used it where we used to live I had cable -- where we are now I can only get dial-up) so the old computer was not set up for dial-up. At least I am able to get on the internet now ... felt like a big door to the world was closed to me! Crazy isn't it?

So - to all the newbies that came in during my absense - I am CJ and I welcome you all to our group!

Sharon: I hope you had a wonderful time with your families during Thanksgiving - if you ate too much don't worry about it ... just hop back on the wagon! I started today - although I wasn't too bad.

Peggy: So glad to hear from you ... I know how you feel about your mom ... we will always miss our moms, no matter how much time has passed. Sorry to hear about your friend at work too. Hey, I know you and you will get rid of those extra lbs by January ... don't stay away so long now you hear? We missed you.

Mazarin: Hope your arm is feeling better.

Teahoney: 1/2 lb is good .. glad to hear you are back on track ... I haven't weighed myself in over a week .. kinda afraid to ... tomorrow I will do it.

GonnaLoose: Great job on the 2 lbs and breaking the plateau! I know that is a good feeling. Keep up the good work.

Brandy: A big welcome to the group and way to go on your 2 lb loss also!

Stacey: A big welcome to you also - It's good to see so many new faces here ... Looking forward to getting to know you all better.

Well ... I'm off to start Thread #8 ... we usually don't go over 30 posts ... Sharon usually tries to beat me to starting the new thread ... I thought for sure she would have this time since I couldn't even get online! LOL


Love, CJ