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11-29-2005, 12:33 AM

Hello and welcome to the Thin Wannabees! :cheer:

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!! :gossip:

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

11-29-2005, 01:01 AM
OK girls - post away! Let's have a "gabby" week!


Love, CJ

11-29-2005, 01:26 AM
Hi, I'm new here! I'm Mel, I just joined up in the holiday goals as well. man , do I need help!
A little info on me:
I'm 23, I live in WI, married for alomost 1 year, I have a 5 month old son and I NEED to lose 40 lbs!!!! (ok, I needed to 20 b4 I got preggo, so . . .)
You all sound like a great group of ladies and I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all!

11-29-2005, 09:34 AM
:welcome3: Mel - congrats on your new baby! My youngest is 4 and it's amazing how quickly I forgot how difficult it was taking care of such a little one. At the moment I take care of an 8month old a few hours every day (have had her since she was 5 months old) & let me just say, she has totally cured me of ever wanting another one :lol:.

Good morning CJ and the rest of you Wannabees! Hope everyone has a great day. I've had a chest cold myself since Friday that I've been trying to ignore & fight off (makes exercising really difficult when you can't breathe!!). Yesterday morning woke up and it was more a head cold & by last night it moved back into my chest, lost my voice (which my 6 year old finds really funny - ha ha ha NOT ;) ) & have a sore throat and bad cough. So, it won :(. Not exercising today - going to rest & take it easy and see if that helps. TTFN!

11-29-2005, 03:05 PM
Sorry I Have Not Posted In A Few Days I Have Been Very Busy Im Having Some Troubles With My 13 Year Old Daughter. But I Am Excercising And Started Drinking Water Water Water. So That Is A Good Thing I Am Thinking About Following The Ww Point System I Can Not Afford To Go To The Meetings Though I Have Been Copying Alot Of Stuff From A Friend. What Do You Guys Think?
Any Input Would Be Great. Everyone Have A Great Day And Hello To All The Newbies Like Me Lol

11-29-2005, 03:16 PM
Hope you are able to work things out with your daughter. 13 - that's a tough age! Good luck with WW - I've not personally tried it, but have friends who did & 1 swore by it, the other said it was a waste of money?!?! The only plan that works for me is Atkins so that's what I do - easy & free :).

11-29-2005, 04:10 PM
Hello there CJ, Stacie, Brandy! hope your all well!

Welcome to Mel, enjoy this place, look forward to getting to know you! :)

I am counting down till my holiday, it's about 36 hours till I head for the airport. I really need this break away. It's been a bad year but today I got some news I had waited for over the past 8 months, so finally I hope next year will be more positive.

I am too snowy Sweden for 5 days, I can't wait! :)

11-29-2005, 06:24 PM
I have a 13yr old girl and a 8mo old girl, so I can surely I am finally off my plateau and down a few more pounds! I am hoping, once again, to be able to make my New Years Goal...I will have to work really hard this coming month if I am going to do it, but you know it is only 1 month out of my life that I may have to not have a lot of goodies, but you know, eating all that JUNK is what got me here to begin with so I dont care. I actually dont like chocolate much anymore, so that helps. I do not really have any "weaknesses" I always thought chocolate was mine until 2 weeks ago when I broke down (in the middle of my plateau) and bought a candy bar, I took one bite and couldnt eat it, it was my favorite, but it was gross to me.

11-29-2005, 08:33 PM
Weaknesses?? Mine is pizza. Homemade, take out . . . any kind of pizza! Even if I'm not hungry, I'll eat 2-4 slices! THAT is how I got to where I am now!

12-06-2005, 01:56 AM
Where is everybody? Hello? hello?
I had a bad-diet weekend! It was my 1st wedding anniversary and we went to a very fancy restaraunt and ordered like crazy people! The food was amazing! It was by far, the vest dinner I've had! I told my husband that if food could give you an orgasm, that chicken wellington I had deffinatly would have! So now, it's back to the grind of dieting!

12-06-2005, 08:31 AM
Im Sorry I Have Not Been On Lately But You Can Only Take It A Day At A Time And Hope For The Best. I Am Big On Not Telling Myself That I Am On A Diet Oh I Hate That Word If I Want A Little Butter Ill Have A Little Butter If I Want A Pepsi Im Gonna Have It Because If I Deprive Myself Now I Will Not Stay On Track To Where I Want To Be And That Is A Thinner Me For Sure. So Just Think Of It As I Wont Eat That Way Again For Awhile And Excercise That Is What Makes The Difference. If You Were Not Excercising Then I Would Be Afraid To Gain Just Keep The Excercise Going And Maybe Add A Few More Situps Or Walk A Little Further. Have A Great Tuesday And Keep Up Your Excitement.

12-06-2005, 03:53 PM
Hi everyone! Sorry I've not been around much either. I've had so much going on here lately and ended up taking my computer in again! Hopefully this time the problem is resolved - I still have not hooked it up tho since I brought it home a couple days ago - still using my old computer. I'll probably take out some time out tomorrow and hook it up and go thru it and add some of my data back on. Today I am taking care of our bills for the month ...

Sounds like you had a very nice anniversary dinner ... don't worry about going off your plan over the weekend - as long as you get back on you'll be just fine. I've been a little off plan myself, not too bad, but I could do much better. So I am working a little harder at it this week ... I have to make a bunch of cookies for a cookie exchange this week so I hope I can stay out of them! I may have to "taste" one tho - just to make sure they are good. LOL

I don't follow the WW but Sharon (sassy) does ... she would be a good person to help you on that line when she gets in here and posts. I know she'll give you a lot of help and tips. I think that is a good thing to let yourself have those little "pleasures" occasionally ... you are right - if you don't deprive yourself you have a better chance of staying on track. But, do come in and chat with us so we can get to know you better .. we don't always have to talk about "diet" ... Hope things are better now with your 13-yr old ... let me tell you - I've been there/done that! Lots of times - I have nine children! All grown now tho, but I remember "all those trying times" well...

Gonna be:
Hope you're over that cold and feeling better now.

Hope you're having a great time on your holiday in Sweden!

Glad to hear you are finally off your plateau! Keep up the good work and you'll be at your goal by the new year!

Well ??? Where are the rest of our group ... Sharon? Slyvia? Peggy? Janice? Sorry if I missed anyone ...

I'll check back later to see if anyone "snuck in the back door" ...

Love, CJ

12-06-2005, 04:04 PM
Hi all. I'm down 1.5 this week and am shooting for dropping 2 or 3 pounds by next weigh-in. I'm trying really hard to change my thinking when it comes to food and our I view it. I don't want to have a diet mentality and not see this through. I've been going four weeks strong at this point which is the longest I've ever stuck with losing weight. Some days are definitely harder than others but I am getting there.

12-06-2005, 06:03 PM
Well I think my plateau is still around, I was down 4lbs made it to my goal #2, but now I am up again to only 1lb less than my "plateau" weight. So I am flustered. I refuse to change my ticker since I know it is temporary but it still aggrivates me.

12-07-2005, 01:26 AM
CJ: I have a cookie xchange tomorrow too, and try as I might those cookies have been lookin mighty fine! I only had two! But tomorrow I hope I don't go overboard at the party with all the goodies and cookies and candy . . . I need to be good! I'm weighing in tomorrow as well, hopefully kept those 2 lbs off and maybe lost a little more! Wish me luck all!!

12-07-2005, 03:34 AM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh pizza.... it does not help they just open a delivery pizza hut in my town last week, the menu is in the kitchen drawer! lol

Well I made it back from my holiday in Sweden, it was a great trip... photos are here:

If you want to take a peep!

12-07-2005, 08:36 AM
Alison Your Trip Looked Wonderful. I Hope You Had A Wonderful Time. I Was Just Excited To Be Going To Vegas This Coming May But The Trip Has Been Cancelled For Now. Things Are Bound To Get Better. I Have Noticed I Am Not Losing Weight I Can Tell That I Am Getting Toner I Have All This New Muscle Ok Maybe It Isnt New But I Can See And Feel It Now. Lol Any How I Hope All Of You Are Having A Wonderful Day And Keep Up All Your Hard Work It Is Going To Pay Off In The Long Run ..

12-07-2005, 09:31 AM
Alison - awesome pictures. Love the ones with all the lights in the streets, very pretty!

Brandy - Vegas is one of my dream trips. One day! Glad you are toning up :strong:. Isn't it so nice to be able to see the changes!! My weight hasn't moved in about a week - gonna have to take measurements because with what I'm eating and how often I'm exercising, my weight should be dropping, even a little bit.

WTG Tea - that's awesome :carrot: . Keep it up and it will come off (just have to convince myself of that LOL).

CJ - computers can be such a PITA. Have a good day despite paying bills, I did that on Sunday. Thanks for the well wishes too - you know, that cold, lasted almost 11 days start to finish. I didn't think it was ever going away!!

Mel - your anniversary dinner sounds great. My weakness is pizza :jeno: too and one of my only reasons for not liking Atkins, but I discovered a LC recipe the other day. I can't remember what plan you're on, but if it's LC I can post the recipe if you would like. It was really good.

Have a great day ladies!!

12-07-2005, 04:49 PM
Hi ya all ... how is everyone? Just popping in for a minute here as we are almost on our way out the door .. as soon as I get ready that is - lol. I still haven't changed back to my good computer yet .. been too busy and want to be able to take my time when I start putting all my data back on.

good job on the loss! Keep it up - I need to practice what I preach! lol

Sounds like you had a great time on your trip - checked out your pics they were fabulous!

glad your cold is finally over .. when I had mine a couple months ago it lasted well over a month! I think hubby was ready to take me to the hospital at one time ... it really hit me bad. Don't worry about your weight not dropping .. it will probably drop all at once - just keep up the good work - don't give up! We do have a healthy recipes thread on here - Why don't you post your LC recipes on it for us all. Or, anyone that has any type of healthy recipes please feel free to post them.

Good luck at your cookie exchange .. don't eat too many now. I know you will do well. And in the event that you "slip up" just pick yourself back up again! I'm sure you will be fine.

Sorry your trip to Vegas had to be cancelled ... that is a really grand place to be. Of course, you can ask Sharon (Sassy) she knows how I love to gamble. We used to go to Vegas every year but haven't been there in the last 10 years. Now where we are we are surrounded by Casinos within driving distance .. As a matter of fact, we were there last week and I won $1,300.00! We may go again tonite ... if the snow is not too bad that is. Right now we have about 2 feet and it is still coming down and where we are going got really hammered last nite.

I love pizza too and when I am really really good on my low carb eating I will eat only the toppings and leave the crust! But that crust is sooooooo good isn't it?

Well, gotta go now .. will check in later on ...

Love, CJ

12-08-2005, 04:05 AM
:wave: Hello Ladies!

I know I haven't been around much, and for that I'm sorry. I've really tried to cut down on my computer time as the holidays roll around. It just seems like I don't have enough time in the day to get stuff done. I had been going on 4 mile walks 4 times a week until a few weeks ago when I got a nasty cold and then passed it to Nico. CJ, I'm sure you remember in March when he was hopitalized with pneumonia, so I started to freak out and watch him like a hawk. The last thing I want is my son back in the hospital. I do plan on joining WW next week so that I can jump start my weight loss ...again.

Well, I've got to run. Nico is having a coughing fit.

A big hug to all of you who remember me!

12-08-2005, 09:31 AM
CJ - there are just never enough hours in the day! You know I posted yesterday about finally being over that cold. Last night, I start getting a sore throat (again) and I'm thinking to myself..."no way, I just got over this, I just finished telling everyone I was better". Sure enough I woke up this morning, sore throat, hard to swallow (feels swollen), my sinus's are about to explode. Unbelieveable. The only difference so far is that it's not in my chest as well (and I don't have TOM on top of it :s: ) So, am going to take the day off from exercising and just relax. See if taking it easy for the day will clear this up quickly!

:jeno: I'll post that LC pizza recipe. It looks like a lot of work, but it really isn't..and the base/crust, isn't the typical quichey texture/taste you think it would be. It actually tastes like a crust - albeit a soft one so I had to use a fork to eat it.

Sylvia - I don't know how old Nico is, but I totally understand how scary it is when your kids get something as serious as pneumonia. My 6 y/o has been in the hospital or emergency care unit 3 times with pneumonia...the 1st time when he was 14 months old! Hope Nico doesn't get it again! :hug:

Well, weight's still not budged and my numbers have gone.....UP????????? I'm not 100% sure on those measurements's really difficult to measure yourself :o . My 4 y/o's Personal Aid is off now till Jan. 9...maybe I'll ask her to help me when she gets back. Hopefully by then, I'll have lost enough weight/inches that I won't be too embarrased to have her do it :lol: ;).

Hope everyone is having a GREAT day. The weather here is insane so going to try to get up my outside lights today. A few days ago it was in the -20's & -30's and today it's going to be on the plus size of 0 and tomorrow they're calling for +10. Gee...wonder why I've been sick :lol:.

12-08-2005, 11:00 AM
Good Morning All The Weather Here Is Bad And Turning To Worse As We Speak. Lots Of Freezing Rain And Accidents. Working For A Transportation Company I Have To Be On Top Of The Road Conditions And All. Im Still Sick Have Been For Over A Week I Feel Like My Lungs Are Gonna Come Out Of My Mouth When I Cough. Yuck!!
I Still Have Been Excercising At Curves And Doing Some Extra. But Man When You Have This Cough Its Hard And I Dont Know About All Of You But I Think After Kids I May Need Some Depends Just In Case Lol... All Of You Have A Wonderful Day And Ill Try To Check In Later If It Doesnt Get To Bad....

12-08-2005, 11:51 AM
It is very cold here too. And now, thanks to my brother, my daughter is sick. She's running a fever, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, the works. I'm just hoping I don't get sick. I just got into my exercise, healthy eating, weight loss groove and I don't want anything to mess with it just yet. I'm trying to have as little contact with her as possible which is pretty hard when she is two years old. Ay ay ay!

12-08-2005, 03:00 PM
@ Brandy.... One of my friends went to Vegas last year, she loved it and plans on going back next year, I might go with her!

12-08-2005, 11:33 PM
it is SOOOOO cold here! YUCK! I hate winter!
My son has been screaming almost all day and I'm about to pull my hair out b/c I have no clue what is wrong with him! DH is desperatly trying to calm him, but with hopeless efforts!
CJ- I prepared myself for the pary by eating very light yesterday. I didn't eat too much, but I had 3 cookies today. Bad! Bad! Hopefully my hubby will eat them all for me!
Everyone please PRAY like crazy that my kiddo stops wailing! I think I'm going deaf!

12-11-2005, 01:28 PM
I'm down five pounds and feeling fabulous.

12-11-2005, 02:09 PM
Well it is nice here...I went to the dr and had my thyroid problems checked out again, they discovered that my thyroid isnt making enough hormone anymore (AGAIN). So they have upped my meds. I feel better...not quite as tired today...

12-11-2005, 06:59 PM
I'm down to 180! Yay! You all should've seen my happy dance this morning after I weighed myself!
Losing 10lbs by the 31st is gonna be cinch! I'm super excited! Yay!

12-11-2005, 07:14 PM
Way to go Allensmom.

12-12-2005, 10:33 AM
Excellent Allensmom! that is a great success for you! :)

12-13-2005, 04:57 PM
Hi ya all ... not too much new on this end ... same o same o .. computer still sick - back in the "computer hospital" til they get it right! So, back on my old Windows98 one ... at least I have one to fall back on!

I hope Nico is getting better by now .. we certainly don't want him back in the hospital now do we. Did you join WW yet? Try not to stay away from us for too long .. keep us posted on how Nico is. Miss you!

By the time you read this we will be on a new thread .. where are you? I miss you! We have lots of newbies here for you to get to know! Come out come out wherever you are!

Sorry your sinuses are bad ... you're not alone - and I also have that sore throat and sinus trouble - let's call it the nasty cold hangover!

I do hope you're feeling better!

Sorry to hear you have a sick little girl - hope she feels better soon! Hurrah for you 5lbs down!

WTG on your wt loss! Keep up to good work!

I hope your new meds are helping and you are feeling better.

Well - I'm off to start the new thread #9 since I believe this is the 30th post on this one ... So see ya all on #9!

Love, CJ