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01-01-2006, 03:44 PM

We had a quiet night last night by doing the dinner and a movie thing with another couple - went to see King Kong and we all enjoyed it :)

Over the past week I have cleared out some cupboards and reorganized things as part of my post holiday cleanup so I rang in the New Year with a nice tidy house which in turn has given me a feeling of peace.

I am hoping to get an altar set up in soon and be able to devote some reading time to a few books on Wicca this month.

01-02-2006, 04:17 PM
I had to work all weekend so I am considering today as the New Year new me to approach. Since I have 3 days off a total house cleansing for the New Year is in order. May we all stay strong and reach our goals!

Bright Blessings!

01-03-2006, 01:29 PM
I had time off over Yule and did a lot of cleaning as well. I also saged the whole house :)

01-08-2006, 02:45 PM
Hello Ladies!!

I am new to this website, and I was honestly shocked to find that there's a pagan forum here!! How exciting!

Hope you don't mind me joining you all!

01-08-2006, 10:00 PM
Welcome Less of me to love! :wave:

Yup! We are petty diverse group in the Alternachick forums :)

01-09-2006, 01:10 AM
Mauvaisroux, you certainly have been around for a while here at 3fatchicks! I hope that means this site is addicting ;) (I could always use another addicting website!)

01-09-2006, 10:21 AM
Yes it is! :lol: I stumbled across this site about 4 years ago and made some long term friends here, then was asked to be a moderator.

I even got to meet the other mods on a trip Philadelphia in September 2005 - they are all awesome and wickedly fun women.

I've lost 20 lbs and kept it off for 3 years but want to lose that last subborn 10 lbs.

I'm more interested in my health and being more active at this point.

01-09-2006, 04:38 PM
MM All!

I am so excited to find that there is a pagan forum here! The Pagan board I frequent doesn't have a diet/health section really, so this is the best of both worlds for me! :)

Just wanted to say hi, and if there is anyone in the Columbus Ohio area looking for a buddy, diet/excercise or just a coffee and chat friend, let me know! Take care, and bright blessings to all!

01-09-2006, 06:25 PM
MM Rin. I love your avatar. :D I have a slight obsession with shiny things myself.

01-09-2006, 08:07 PM
Welcome PixieRin! :hug:

Come dance with us...

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01-09-2006, 10:26 PM
:welcome: pixierin!

01-10-2006, 06:24 PM
broke out the birthday candles today.....I am so low on supplies that it is not even funny! I so need to make another trip to the dollar store to restock. Anyone else a Dollar store witch??? LOL

01-10-2006, 07:54 PM
I love to get candles there, they are always in supply though not always the colors I am looking for. Sometimes the higher quality (scented) become available and I try to stock up before they are gone.

01-11-2006, 08:10 PM
well i just blew my diet today...ya me....I know Sour Patch kids are fat free...but how fat free is the whole damn bag??????

01-11-2006, 08:17 PM
Whoops! Ah well, just write it off and eat better tomorrow. Those darned Sour Patch kids are addictive!

I pick up things from the Dollar Store too :yes: I found some great trims there for Belly Dance costumes that were supposed to be for Christmas decor but hey , they were pretty and affordable and with a bit of imagination ... :D

Jane Pagan
01-11-2006, 11:42 PM
A pagan dieting forum, how awesome is that! I'm doing WW on my own and have lost 18 pounds since November... I have a ways to go still but I'm moving in the right direction! I'm so glad I found this forum, this one's going in my bookmarks!

01-11-2006, 11:54 PM
Welcome Jane! :wave:

I'm doing WW too :) Congrats on your 18lb loss :cp:

01-14-2006, 01:55 PM
Jane congradulations on doing so great on your weight loss! Is the internet not great to help us keep the motivation going? I am wondering what everyone's doing for their exercise routine? After watching the biggest loser and seeing how much those people could lose in just 2 weeks and being in different age levels it really pushed me to rev up mine. My problem had always been that something stressful would come up and afer successfully losing 8-10 lbs I would fall on food (comfort eating) now I see it as wanting it to stay off cause it is so hard to lose compared to gain. It is an everyday focus on my goal to stay strong--this time I will succeed! This is the best formun on the internet I have found so far, and it was recommended through another group's member!

01-14-2006, 09:06 PM
I do pilates, yoga and bellydancing :)

01-14-2006, 09:53 PM
Welcome Jane!

I love the dollar store - especially for housewares - just cant see spending more than a dollar on something that holds garbage - can you?

This entire website I give a lot of credit to for my success so far -that, and now that I live in the country my friends are all active farm girls that work hard and play hard instead sedentary city girls hooked on Starbucks.

Not that I dont love a good double mocha myself - it is just easier to be active when your friends are -know what I mean?

And this site helps with the - "all my friends are skinny and athetic and have no clue what I am going through" syndrom and it helps me be accountable by fessing up to my weight and the reasons why I get heavy in the first place - (because I am genetically lazy and fight the urge to veg in front of the tv with a bag of chips all day.)

I love the pagan/alternachics thread because if there is magic in this universe capable of helping me acheive and maintain my goals then I want in on it. And the alternachics in general - it is a good place to be when you dont quite fit anywhere else. And I love to be around people that are unique in their own right and we flock together becuase we are different not because we are the same. Sure we all have little things in common - but really it is what makes us different that makes us interesting.

So come in, sit down, take a load off, tell us about your day and feel better about yourself because you are not alone - none of us are.

01-15-2006, 06:54 PM

My exercise routine is a huge part of what keeps my weight under control these days. I bike to work, walk at lunch & do aquacize three days a week. :) At least when I'm healthy! I'm looking forward to getting back on my bike this week after being sick all last week.

01-18-2006, 11:32 AM
blag! My Cat woke me up at 4:30 this morning by sticking her face in my face and meowing and brushing up against me - cute, but not at that hour of the morning :mad: Needless to say I am at work, tired, crabby and with a major project on the go.

So I'm taking a mental health break for the next 10 minutes and trying to find some inspiration here to get me through the day and banish my grumpiness.

01-18-2006, 11:33 PM
Cats just do not understand anyone not wanting to rise with the birds :?: (or when they feel the urge)and that people do not take "catnaps" throughout the day. Mine are kept on the otherside of the bedroom door, otherwise, if ignored when in my bedroom they knock down things to make sure of getting my attention! when I get up the 3 of them are lined up in front of the door waiting for breakfast! :devil:

Jade catz

01-19-2006, 09:06 PM
Now, this place is cool--a forum with Pagan actually in the name :carrot:

:wave: Hi, I'm Karla and I'm a poundshedding Pagan!

01-19-2006, 10:01 PM
Jade catz - :lol: Mine does this once in a while and I just can't shut her out of the bedroom - she gets distressed and cries at the door even when DH is in the den and she can go sit with him for company.

Welcome to the boards Karla! :)

01-19-2006, 10:03 PM
Welcome Karla :D

01-20-2006, 02:41 AM
heh. good to know i'm not alone with the kitty thing. mine discovered that she can push her body up against the door over and over to sort of knock on it. she isn't allowed to sleep in our room or go in our room - keeps me breathing better... but when i'm alone at home, she will not tolerate me being in the room with the door closed. *LOL* we used to have problems with her whining for food in the mornings and the moment we'd come home from work... we got her an automatic feeder that feeds her twice a day and now we're all happy. :)
she's the first pet i've had ever and it's so cool. i am really enjoying being a crazy cat girl.

lady hawke
01-20-2006, 04:06 AM
I thought my cat was the only one to throw things in the middle of the night if he was ignored! He goes in and out the living room window - when he wants in he rings the bell we have hanging there. He has even had other cats in the neighborhood call for him that way :D
:welcome: Karla

01-20-2006, 07:37 PM
Now, this place is cool--a forum with Pagan actually in the name :carrot:

:wave: Hi, I'm Karla and I'm a poundshedding Pagan!

:lol: I love you !! who woulda thunk it huh? a open community that actualy is pagan friendly !!!

Another one in the mix here ;)

01-21-2006, 10:51 AM
Hi Ladies! Welcome to the newcomers!

I just had to jump into the conversation about rude cats. I've got nine and most respect my sleeptime (in fact, most sleep with me on or under the bed). However, one of them has been acting so neurotic lately. She wakes up at like 2 or 3 in the morning and goes into each of the bathrooms and screams. When I say scream I mean SCREAM! She's deaf and can't really hear how loud she is, so that's probably why she's so loud. She's always done this occasionally, but lately it's every single night. There's nothing like being awakened in the middle of the night by a wildcat!

Hope everyone is having a good week. See ya later!

Cindy B.

01-21-2006, 12:55 PM
Welcome everyone!

I have 3 cats that live outside since I also have 3 little dogs that were inside first. Our cats are supposed to be wild barn cats but we had to start feeding on the front porch due to predators down by the barn. Anyway - 2 of the cats the mom and the biggest fluffer like to come in occasionally for a visit - momma (Shaker) would stay in all the time if we let her - but Shiner (big and fluffy) likes to just hang by the door and bother the dogs.

This morning - we let him in and he was eyeballing one of the little wagging tails when he tried to take a bite out of it - OMG it was so funny - little Dot yipped and wirled around like she was gonna eat this cat - this cat that outweighs her - it was funny.

I used to have a house cat when I live with my folks - she is actually what got me into all the pagan things - because I wasnt a cat person and one morning I wake to the sound of meows outside my window (upstairs bedroom) I looked down at the driveway and here was a little black kitten on top of the garbage can looking up at my window and meowing - how did this cat know I was there? Anyway she had been dropped off and followed our dogs home - when I went outside - she comes running around the corner and climbs my leg and sits on my shoulder - she was my cat from then on and I named her Jezebel. She has moved on, but I always remember how she chose me.

Shiner did the same thing - when he and his siblings were 6 wks old - I took them from the barn to a spare room to tame them and in under an hour he was climbing all over me and loves to be held - he was the hardest to catch at the time and is the most loveable since. Ironically he was not the kitten I was going to keep but then he changed my mind. Coincidence? Shiner takes it upon himself to escort me around the property when I go out to feed and periodically he likes to ride on my shoulder while I walk around.


Wild Honey
01-22-2006, 12:00 PM
Happy New Years Ladies !

Just checking in and doing some catching up on reading all the posts. What a lovey group we have here. I just would like to say that everytime I visit this part of the web I get the warm and fuzzy's.

Brightest Blessings

01-22-2006, 10:00 PM
One of my cats came from a family that had alot of cats and as a kitten he had to fight for his food. He never got over it and is a compulsive overeater. When my son was living at home he did not believe me about restricting his food and got one of the feeders...that cat ate constantly after 48 hours of his barely being able to waddle cause he was so stuffed my son gave in and we went back to regular feeding. By the way when I was training for 1st degree one of the classes covered trying mental connecting with others..what I got from my catr was a image of kitty treats!

01-23-2006, 10:02 AM
djade - that part about the mental connection = kitty treats - :rofl:

01-24-2006, 03:16 PM
We have 8 little kitties in the house - they aren't really little anymore but they are my babies. They are the result of my hubby's attempt to 'fix' the wild cat population that we have outside. He went around finding out where the barn cats hid their kittens and then he stole them :( - the reasoning behind this was that 1) we could tame the kittens; 2) get the kittens spayed and neutered and potty trained; 3) and then give the kittens away -- HA - no way could anyone make us part with our 'furry kids' now *LMAO*. I'm hoping, however, that this year we will find an alternative plan - if we don't I'll have even more cats in the house. Just today I had to make an appointment to get the little boy kitties fixed because they have all been trying their hardest to mate with our slightly older female cats - it is quite amusing to see them all sitting around with a slightly confused look on their faces because of the amorous attention the females keep giving them. We've decided that they have to be separated until their appointment - and that confuses them even more because they are all so close. The scratching on the bathroom door with plaintive little mews from both sides is a little sad - but my children have started saying things like "MOMMY - Harry is trying to mate with Hermoinne again!" :o

Our cats also have a really bad habit of running through the house chasing one another and knocking over ANYTHING and EVERYTHING in sight. My DH used to blame our girls until he finally saw what damage the cats could do during the night. They even turn off the computer and unplug the televisions and when we set up the Yule tree this year the decorations only last one night - they didn't stand a chance against the kittens - we came in the next morning with decorations strewn all over the place and every branch on the tree was bent straight down AND 2 of the kittens were actually asleep IN the tree!!!:dizzy: We love our 'furry kids' but they are real pains in the bum alot of the time.

01-30-2006, 06:36 PM
Hello - I just wanted to say that I have been reading through your forum, and really enjoyed myself. I am firmly Christian, and have never even met a pagan. (That I know of, I probably have ;-) I didn't realize I had preconceived thoughts about paganism (not negative, but still...) until I read through this forum. Just a note to say how much I enjoyed learning a little more and seeing what neat people you all are. I now have more informed and more positive thoughts about paganism in general, and I like that. :) Sorry to interrupt, please ignore me...

02-01-2006, 11:12 AM
Hi ctsara - Your are not interrupting, in fact it was nice of you to drop in and share your thoughts with us. :)

02-08-2006, 06:29 AM
Happy New Year, all! :wave:

Just wanted to say hi again, as I lurk here from time to time.

02-13-2006, 03:01 AM
Reading these posts about rude kitties just makes me laugh. I don't have cats. I have an 8 month old beagle puppy who doesn't believe that I should be out of his sight for more than 10 seconds. He too knocks on the door with his body if it's closed. He also like to use his VERY loud beagle bark to let me know he's not pleased about a door being closed. I can't even take a shower without this little guy nosing at the curtain to see what I'm doing. I guess it's good to be that loved...or

02-25-2006, 09:54 AM
I cannot believe that there is a pagan forum here! I am SO beyond excited!

I have been a member for a while, but I haven't been here. I referred someone to the site and thought hmm, I should go poke around out there, and here you are! Fabulous!

I just wanted to introduce myself to you. :wave: May I come dance under the moon with you? My name is Aileen and I am from beautiful Concord, NC.

Bright blessings to you on this beautiful, but rainy day!

02-25-2006, 11:40 PM
Welcome Aileen :) this part of the forum is relatively new and we have attracted a lovely group of people.

Looking forward to getting to know you. :D