Support Groups - Home of the Loozing Floozies.....(#61)

01-04-2006, 07:17 PM

Hello :wave:

Here at McSkinneys, Our mission is to motivate,support and lose those pounds & inches.We must keep those Loozing Floozies loosing!!

Feel free to join our group of wonderful ladies.Come on in.....Give us YOUR motivation,support and ideas.We would love to have you!!!

01-05-2006, 06:45 AM
I really like the new thing showing how many are viewing the threads. That's really cool!

Dee-Are you sure the weight gain isn't from the increase in your boobs?? LOL!! I'm sure that added some weight to you. Isn't funny the way we think that we have eaten so much, then when really adding up, it isn't that much? 7 chocolates sounds like a lot, but at least you stopped right there and know to go on and count them in your WPA.

Gayle-That's great about Steve following Core with you. It helps to have someone else doing it.

We aren't picking the car up for Patty until tomorrow. The guy got called to Miami unexpectedly for today. I'll go get the cashier's check today and Mike will take it by tomorrow. Patty is really looking forward to the car, even though she won't be able to drive it yet. We will still need to get a tag and the insurance before she turns 16.

Sherry-I'm so curious, would you share where you are posting these days? I will understand if you don't want to tell us.

Off to another grueling day of work......

01-05-2006, 09:03 AM
Shelley, tell Patty congrats on the car!!! There is no better feeling at the age of 16, then knowing you are sitting in your very first car ever!!!

I'm spending my free time here on this board or visiting the core thread on the WW site. I agree with journaling...I dread Wednesdays at work because I go in early in the A.M. work straight through until 2:00. In the morning I am never hungry but usually by the time I get off, I'm starving. I had a serving of shredded wheat with skim milk before I left for work. Wasn't hungry, but thought it would help...I was still starving by the time I made it home. I wanted to eat everything! I decided to eat, but only core choices and journal. By the time I had snacks, meal etc. it all balanced out and wasn't a bad day at all even though I felt like I had food in my mouth for about 2 hours straight!

Dee, you may be shifting your weight? Or with the switching of meds it could be some water retention?

Sher, thanks for starting the new thread! PLEASE stick around here too...K?

01-05-2006, 10:39 AM
Should I be worried about the Floozie forum? No matter where else I post, this is where I consider "home" and you are the ones I consider my family.

I'll try to do better this year with staying on top of things and actually coming around.

Shelley--I am so proud that you and Mike (and YOUR parents) were able to make Patty's dream of owning a car come true. I know how you feel with the MIL woes (even though I don't have kids yet). Have you lost your holiday weight yet? I can't believe you ran 51 miles in one week!!! That is absolutely incredible--I'm so proud of you! :)

Gayle--I got my Christmas card in the mail yesterday. Do I need to send you .37 for next year? ;)

Ramona--so good to see a post from you. And I totally second the sentiment of a stress-free 12 months. My life could handle a little "boring" right now! So glad Dan is home with you.

Man, it's tough for me to post at the "top" of a thread, because my memory of who said what in the previous thread just totally sucks!! I think it was Janice who said that she checks in but doesn't post when she's doing badly? If not, forgive me, BUT, the point is--who ever said that--I know EXACTLY what you mean!! I check in *almost* every day, but I rarely post, either because I have so much going on--or absolutely nothing going on!! I do, do, DO care about each and every one of you, though, and I care about what's happening in your lives!

Sherry--I'm glad that your colonoscopy is over! Man, that prep is a killer! I hope that now that you've been diagnosed you'll be able to "fix" some of the problems. Knowing what's wrong with you is the first step. I'm glad you had a happy birthday!

Dee, darlin', Please be careful with your heart. Does your doctor want you to give up exercising ALL TOGETHER? It seems as though at least a little exercise would actually help your heart. Have you tried to compromise with him? You know, just ask about walking 30 minutes/day or something non-strenuous? Surely there's something he'll allow that won't jeopardize your health.....

Hello to Debbie, Vicki, Suzy, Carol, Jennelle (if you ever check in), Titan Dee (if you ever lurk), Doni and all my other Floozie's.

Love you all,

01-05-2006, 01:49 PM
Cheryl - good to hear from you. It was me saying that I don't post when I'm doing bad. I feel like I don't have a right to be in the forum when I'm eating too much. I read the posts everyday, sometimes two or three times.
I am following Weight Watchers points right now. I hope I can stay on program. I can't bend my knees hardly at all. I washed the bathroom floor today laying on my side. I hope its just the weight and not something more. It gets so depressing to not be able to move properly. I am hoping that joining a gym with a pool will help get my joints moving. I starting taking Lakota for arthritis too. I'm just trying to find things that work.
Shelley - congrats on the new car for Patty.
Dee- Please be careful with your heart.
I do feel like you are all my friends, but I feel like I'm letting everyone down when I gain all my weight back.
Hello to everyone!!

01-05-2006, 02:15 PM
Janice & Cheryl, I am an expert loser even better yet, I can gain weight at the drop of a hat! At one point, I was close to the same weight as Shelley and Dee, only to gain all of it (plus more) back! Through all the gains & losses, I know I have friends & support here though. One of my biggest fears is that we will all eventually quit posting here because of personal issues, work schedules or depression. I value everyone on this thread as a special friend and hope we can all continue to check in and share (regardless if it is good or bad)

01-05-2006, 03:57 PM
Well, Gayle, I know you know that this forum has faced rough times in the past, but we've pulled through each one of them. I think we can again. People will come around and post as they have time, and in the mean time, we'll keep things going--it only takes two people to have a conversation, right?

And I know that there will always be a group of us here. We are Floozies together, after all. No fun being a Floozie all alone (then people may start to talk :) )

01-05-2006, 04:47 PM
To all you who posted about me seeing my son in the last thread ~ It's been over a year since I last saw him in person. :( I know he loves me any size just like the rest of the family...I'm just really looking forward to his first reaction! ;)

Dee ~ I'm sorry that the reports from your doctor and cardiologist were conflicting. Would it be possible for you to get a third opinion to maybe clear up some of the confusion? Either way...take care of yourself and don't over do! :hug:

Shelley ~ I'm sure Patty is so excited! She will have such fun getting her car ready for the day she can finally get behind the wheel and take it out on the road!

Gayle ~ Is there something small that you can take with you to work that you can eat quick while you're at work on Wednesdays? Maybe some kind of protein bar? That might help you from being so hungry when you get home.

Cheryl and Janice ~ Post! We are here for you! It doesn't matter if you're being good or bad...just stay in touch and let us know that you're here. :hug:

I'm hoping that we'll be able to go pick up my treadmill this weekend and then I'll start posting in the exercise thread too. We decided to wait until after Christmas to get it because it was going in the room where the tree was and I didn't want a huge box sitting in the way over the holidays. Then Tim's uncle passed away and we had the funeral and things going on, so we put it off again. SO if nothing else happens we'll be getting it this weekend!

01-05-2006, 04:49 PM
Suzy, when your son comes home it'll be almost like a personal version of "Extreme Makeover"!!!! Too bad you can't film his reaction to you at your "unveiling," that would be too cool!

01-05-2006, 10:46 PM
In my email today!


Twas the month after Christmas and all through the house
Nothing would fit me -- not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled -- the eggnog I'd taste
All the holiday parties had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales there arose such a number
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber)

I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared

The wine and the rum balls -- the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said: No thank-you, please.

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt.

I said to myself -- as I only can
You can't spend a winter disguised as a man.

So - away with the last of the sour cream dip
Get rid of the fruit cake -- every cracker and chip.

Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie - not even a lick
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick

I won't have hot biscuits -- or corn bread -- or pie
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry - I'm lonesome -- and life is a bore...
But isn't that what January is for?

Unable to giggle - no longer a riot
Happy New Year to all & and to all a Good Diet!

01-05-2006, 11:16 PM
Gayle, I loved the poem! So true!!!!

I've been reading all the posts!!!! I'll be honest, I'm not myself these days. I'm so worried about my colon biopsy.Wayne tells me not to worry but it's not him having to wait for the results. How can you NOT worry?! But I said a prayer last night and told God that I knew he wouldn't give me more then I can handle. If it is cancer, I'll go through chemo and beat it!! I'll let you all know when I get the results (I jump everytime the phone rings!)

Love & miss you all!

01-05-2006, 11:28 PM
Sher, I am praying too... I am praying for the white light of the holy spirit to surround you in peace, comfort and well being. Did the doctor give you any idea of when the test results would be available? I'm sure Wayne is concerned want to "fix" everything and make it better. At this point, he probably doesn't know what else to say. Know I'm here for you if you need a shoulder. LOVE YOU!!!

01-06-2006, 07:03 AM
Sherry-I am praying for you. Polyps are really no big deal. Lot's of people get them, so hopefully everything will be fine. I know how you feel though, because I was the same way waiting for the breast biopsy.

It is supposed to get very cold here this weekend. Lows in the 30's. Should be interesting running!

One of our little students was diagnosed with leukemia over the holiday. It's not looking good. They caught it in a later stage. Please say a prayer for Robert.

01-06-2006, 09:46 AM
Prayers sent for little Robert, Shelley. Please keep us updated on his condition. Is he still able to attend school at this point?

01-06-2006, 09:48 AM
Sherry - I understand how you feel, but please try not to worry. When do your get your test results?
Gayle - That poem sure hits the mark. We needed that, it puts it into perspective.
I'm trying to stay on program, one day down! Rest of my life to go.

01-06-2006, 09:59 AM
Sherry ~ I'm keeping you in my daily prayers as well. I think the waiting and fear of the unknown is the worst part, but you have the right attitude...I know you will handle whatever comes your way and beat it no matter what! :hug:

Gayle ~ That poem was great! Thanks! :lol:

Shelley ~ I will add little Robert to my prayer list. It's heartbreaking when a child is diagnosed with such a horrible illness. God bless him.

01-06-2006, 12:22 PM
Happy Belate New Years to everyone here-been lurking again since got back from visiting parents and sis in Florida. It was down right cold over the holidays there but was a wonderful visit with Mom.
The downer was coming home and going to the family-in-laws for Xmas and N.Year celebrations and that was so entertaining.

The kids are back in the usual pattern of screaming and i am Loving every minute of it...........................NOT.........ready for another vacation.

Been feeling well and trying to stay OP.

Sherry I know things will be OK and it is always scarey waiting but prayers from Kentucky coming your way.

This is a wonderful group and i know i don't post as often as i should but your in my heart and when i don't have anything to say i just lurk and get comfort.

I will try my best to get back into the swing of posting and keeping better touch with all.

01-06-2006, 03:22 PM
Gayle oh how true that peom is, funny thing about it we are having a christmas eve dinner tonight. Yes it is christmas again. Larry's step parents are coming down to celebrate ukranin christmas with us. I have the turkey and trims cooking right now.

Sherry you are in my prayers. I am sending you a big hug and a angel to look after you.

Shelley my sister is going to be in Orlando tomorrow for a week. They are hoping for warm weather. It has been a very mild winter here. Just around freezing. My prayers are being sent to little Robert.

I am sorry I don't have time to post to all of you but know that you are in my thoughts as I cook up a storm.

01-06-2006, 05:41 PM
Gayle-Robert can't come to school. He is staying in the hospital. His chemo started today. We are all doing dinners for his family for the next 6 weeks so that the aunt he lives with doesn't have to worry with that. She took a leave of absence at her work to stay with him at the hospital. We are also doing tons of fundraisers for him. Today I collected $265.00 for his family. We charged $5.00 today to any staff that wanted to wear jeans.

Dee-It will probably seem warm to your sister, but it will be very cold to me. I'm sure Orlando will be much colder than it is here tomorrow. Our high is to be 63 and the low in the 30's.

Vicki-I'm so sorry that you had to go back and visit MIL. I know you feel about yours the same way I do about mine, the wicked witches that they are!!

01-06-2006, 06:15 PM
I copied this from another board. Puts everything into persepective I think...

This was one of the subjects of my meeting this week. I think the following was what my leader said, but my numbers could be off slightly. Hopefully you will still get the message:

On January 1st . . . I began a journey and if I lost just one pound per week, then by

• Valentine’s Day I would be six pounds lighter.
• St. Patrick’s Day would find me eleven pounds lighter.
• On Easter Sunday, my new dress would need to fit my body that is fifteen pounds smaller than it is right now! Time for some new spring clothes too!
• I might spend Memorial Day remembering the twenty-one pounds I had already lost in 2006!
• Father’s Day would find me twenty-four pounds lighter.
• The Fourth of July Weekend would have me independent of twenty-six unwanted pounds.
• By Labor Day, I would realize it was not much labor to lose those thirty five pounds.
• Forty-Three pounds would be gone before Halloween rolled around.
• During Thanksgiving Weekend I would be sure to give thanks for the forty-seven pounds that were gone!
• That time between Thanksgiving and New Years always seems to fly by so fast. When New Years Eve would hit, I would hardly believe fifty-two pounds were gone, almost effortlessly.

One pound per week is not extreme. I could easily lose it or gain it. It's all up to me.

01-06-2006, 06:15 PM
Well I did it. I went to the gym and joined today. I go for an assessment on Tuesday and then I can start. All the classes are included in the membership. I am going to start with the aquafit classes and some of the machines until I get a bit more strength and flexibility. I am very excited.
I have to go make supper so will check back later.

01-06-2006, 06:23 PM
Shelley, I think it is wonderful how the school is helping out with little Robert and his family. Sometimes the caregivers are forgotten in the confusion, so I'm sure his aunt is appreciating everything you guys are doing. We had a Hospice client - his one concern was to make sure his family was provided for. We grouped together and had enough volunteers to provide 1-2 meals per day to the family. When we would go to the home you could just see the appreciation beaming from the eyes of his wife and even him, as ill as he was. You will be blessed for your act of kindness!!!!

Vickster, nice to see you stranger!! Don't get so busy with dear MIL you forget us!

Dee, I was going to ask how your weather was. We are having a very mild winter. Highs tomorrow are to be in the high 60's!! YIPPEEEEEEE!!!!! Christmas day it was 70 here! Never in my life have we ever had such a mild holiday! Concerns me on what to expect for the months of February & March though.

01-06-2006, 06:25 PM
GREAT GOING JANICE! We were posting at the same time and I just now found your message. I hope you LOVE the classes! Hope to see more (or less :-) ) of you here on the board!!!!!

01-06-2006, 06:52 PM
Gayle ~ Your look at losing weight over the year is a great movitvator and so true! A pound a week doesn't sound like much, but over time it really adds up!

Dee ~ Mmmm...a turkey dinner sounds sounds really good! Enjoy!

Vicki ~ I'm glad that you've been doing well...I hope you'll be around more now that the holidays are over.

Janice ~ Woohoo! Way to're really on your way now!

01-07-2006, 10:01 AM
Good morning Floozies! Up early this morning, couldn't sleep. so I decided to come visit my girlfriends!

Sher, I was thinking, the longer it takes you to get the results, then probably the better the results will be, huh? So, hopefully, no news is good news. You are in my prayers sweetie!

Dee, have you cut back on the exercising? Was the Christmas party fun? I don't know how you can make such amazing food and stay in control. I could easily weigh 500 pounds eating your wonderful cooking!

Shelley, are you having cold weather yet? I can package up a pair of snow boots & parka for you! I bet even with just a small temp change, you can really feel the cold since you guys usually have such warm weather.

Ramona, prayers continue to be sent. How is Dan? Is he coping ok? Did you take off from work or do you have someone that can stay with him? I love you sweetie and hope all works out like it should.

Suzy, I am sure your son will be amazed when he sees his hot mama! It is a real motivator to work towards. How tall are you? I'm a shorty at only 5'2"-5'3". It makes it difficult at work because the displays and stacks are designed by tall people! Thanks for the snack suggestion. The owner prefers no food in the store and when I am there, we are so busy with customers & stocking, I could never get a break anyways. I think the days I work with no lunch, I will nibble in the morning and then take a snack size bag of prepared popcorn to leave in the car and snack on as I'm coming home. Maybe then I won't be so hungry when I come through the door. Oh ya, remember how I just said the owner allows no food? Over the holidays, the driveup window table was loaded with fattening & non-healthy snacks! I resisted though!

Janice, I hope you enjoy the gym membership! Sometimes that is all it takes, to have a place to go and meet people with a common goal. Are you low carbing or counting calories? I really, really love the core plan once I figured it out! Since the 2nd, I have not had one single piece of junk food, everything has been core.

Doni, how is life treating you? Did Cat enjoy Christmas? How old is she now? I can't believe how fast the kids grow up! We have two on the board this year with graduating seniors!

Vickster, we miss you when your gone, please always check in just to let us know your around!!! Are you following a certain weightloss plan or just practicing healthy habits and portion control?

Cheryl, did you have a nice Christmas? BTW: it will be .39 instead of .37! Can you believe I'm such a ditz!!!

Okay, I KNOW I'm leaving someone out, if so I apologize!

I am on day 6 of the core plan, feeling good and confident at this point. I've had a few weak moments but decided if I am going to eat, to just eat core foods. So far working good. I have not used any points for the week either. As I go, I probably will use them for emergency purposes like unscheduled dinner invitations, etc. At this point, I think the further I stay away from using them, the better off I will be. I want to be more confident in my eating choices and get to the point were I have more self control with food.

Sending blessings your way to each of you! Wishing all of you a great weekend!

Love, Gayle

01-07-2006, 03:42 PM
Gayle ~ It's a good idea to have a snack in the car for the drive home...hopefully that will help! I know I'd be starving by 2:00 even with eating breakfast!

I'm 5' 5", but hubby is 6' 4" and both boys are just over 6', so I'm the short one here! :lol:

01-08-2006, 12:57 PM
Gayle-Good for you, staying OP. I had been eating shredded wheat cereal with soy milk for a night snack (way too much, of course) and yesterday got an attack of hives. I remembered sometimes wheat does that to me, so I have an unopened box that I am giving away. Shredded wheat is a red light item for me, so it's best that it happened. I had just finished the box I had and bought the new box. Probably got hives from eating too much of it. I earned 13 AP's today. I ran 13.5 miles, mainly because the 1/2 trail marathon that I ran in the last 2 years was today. I vowed last year never to run it again, but I still wanted to run the same miles. Good thing I didn't go to the race because I had to come home twice for potty breaks.

Janice-Enjoy the gym! It's so exciting to start a new plan of action. I have promised Becky that I will go take the Body Attack class at her gym the day she debutes it (Feb.4.) I may regret it, though! It is really hard core floor aerobics. Today she was able to wear a pair of jeans that she hadn't been able to get on for the last year. I'm sure it's from her practicing Body Attack many times per week.

01-08-2006, 04:10 PM
Tell Becky congrats on teaching a class! I'm sure she will do awesome! Body attack sounds like a killer workout! Why did you choose not to run the marathon, Shelley? If I remember correctly, you completed it last year and did a great job too! I have some shredded wheat in the pantry, haven't ate it yet, I know it could be a trigger food for me. Allison loves it and has had it for breakfast the past week. I wondered if I could take the mini squares, spray with butter spray then toss in ranch seasoning and bake lightly for a fake snack mix? If it worked, I could still have my dairy by drinking a glass of skim milk along with it. Sorry you have a bad case of hives! OUCH!~

01-08-2006, 04:12 PM
Shelley, BTW: Tried the core unstuffed cabbage recipe, fairly good...
today was the crockpot breakfast with hashbrowns, don't think I will be making that one again! The potatoes & eggs tend to cook up like mush...

01-09-2006, 06:38 AM
Gayle-I need to get a new crockpot. I really need one with a timer. Everything I make turns out too mushy since it has to cook for 10 hr.

01-09-2006, 08:36 AM
Whats a crockpot?????!!!!!!!! know me i don't cook i will let hubby do all that...Since he thinks he can cook better that is his job and he does use the ole crockpot quiet often.

Well since i been back from Florida things down there are falling apart. My uncle had a stroke this wk/end and my parents with the new medicare may have to leave where they are.....have to see what is going on there.....

well one of the kids came in continue later

01-09-2006, 01:48 PM
I am going to start this post with asking for prayers for Desiree. She is having surgery today at 12:30. I am not sure if I told you why so I will anyways. She has a large cyst on her backside that was lanced in the summer. It has been infected since and has grown. They will remove the cyst and an area that will be about 4 x 3 inches and about a 1/2 inch deep. She may be bedridden up to 5 weeks. She will be staying with us til she is feeling better. Please remember her in your prayers.

Sherry how are you doing? I hope that all is well. I know that you are worried honey. We are here for you. Have you heard any results? How are you doing on program? Come and post.

Shelley your school is so supportive. The aunt must appreciate all that you are doing for her. I can't believe that your temps are dipping down that low. Our highs have been warmer than that, which is unusual but I will take it. The only thing is we have problems with our roof ice daming. After last year and the ceiling fell in Larry was working on it yesterday trying to remove the snow and huge ice build up. He worked on it more than two hours and he still isn't done.
You should be proud of yourself for being able to run the half marathon never mind where you place. I am proud of you. Let me know of what you think of Becky's body attack class. It sounds like a killer.
Hey why don't you put your crock pot on a timer? Then your food wouldn't have to cook for 10 hours.

Gayle are you attending ww's meetings? One pound a week doesn't sound like much but it adds up. That was what my goals have been. I usually do it. I am not a fast loser so this wasn't discouraging. Like you say I love to cook and bake so it is tough to control my weight. I haven't been baking much since august. I still have some baking in the freezer since before then. I can't believe we haven't eatten it all. I didn't even have that much. I try to eat dessert only once a week. I haven't been great at that since christmas but I am getting back at it. I don't have many chocolates or dessert left. lol
I have cut back on exercising. I am walking, biking slowly, aqua fit, and swimming. All of these activities are done at a lower pace. I get to give it all I got at the end of the week to see if the meds are working. I am so tired on these meds. I feel so sorry for Larry. I have no energy and need up to 3 naps a day. I guess that is one of the reasons he didn't want me to go on these meds.
When I think of what you do with your hospice clients I know that you are a wonderful person. I am sure that it is such a satisfying experience for you.

Janice good for you for joining the gym. I am sure that you must be excited for your meeting tomorrow. Go slow though so that you don't pull to many muscles and get discouraged. Good luck.

Suzy wow your hubby and boys are tall. Gee I am a little pip squeek of 5'1. lol I am the little one in my family too but I am the little one everywhere.

Vicki the lurker! I am glad that you are posting again. I enjoy your posts. Congratulations for being on program!

Ramona I know that you must be extremely busy and exhausted at this point. How is Dan doing? Do you have some help? You are in my prayers.

It sounds like everyone had a good last week. If you didn't it is monday today and you can start fresh.

01-09-2006, 05:41 PM
Just a quick post to Dee--my prayers are with Dez. I remember when she had the cyst lanced and you had to change the dressing. Please give her my love.

I'll post more tomorrow morning. Patty is waiting to use my computer.

01-09-2006, 07:46 PM
Thanks Shelley!

I am getting very nervous now. They said that she should be ready to go home by 4:00. We still haven't heard from the hospital. There are no more mili brownies to what?

01-09-2006, 08:29 PM
Vicki ~ I'm sorry to hear about your uncle and the trouble with your parents medicare...I hope everything works out ok for all of them.

Dee ~ Desiree is in my prayers! I hope this surgery will take care of the problem and that she will be feeling better very soon!

Gayle and Shelley ~ You need to fill me in on these core recipes. I count calories...are these considered low calorie/low fat or just weight watcher friendly?

01-09-2006, 08:59 PM
Hello All :wave:

I got a great report today!!!! No cancer!!! My polyp was large,ugly & gross but no cancer!! I just have to go every 2 years for a colonscopy because once you get them, you're prone to get more. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS!!!!

Another good note: I started low-carb about 70% last week and I lost 2 lbs!! This week I'm on it 100% so maybe I'll continue to lose and be ready for a nice swimsuit this summer!! That's my goal!!

CONGRATS TO ALL LOOSERS THIS WEEK!!!!!!! Let's keep it going!!!

Dee...Dez is in my prayers hon. Everything will be fine. :angel:

I'll post to everyone else to finish our late dinner.

Love ya!

01-09-2006, 10:07 PM
Oh Sherry, that is WONDERFUL news...really, really wonderful news! :hug:

01-10-2006, 12:28 AM
Sher, thrilled to pieces it isn't serious!!!! I know you have been worried, now it's time to relax and focus on a healthier you. YOU DESERVE IT!

Prayers sent out to Dez, Dee! Please let us know how she makes it through the surgery. How long will she be in the hospital? Hugs to mom & daughter to get the two of you through the next few days.

Vickster, sorry to hear about your uncle. I'm glad the visit went well with your parents though. My mom is all worked up about the new Medicare prescription plan, she keeps hearing about "savings of thousands of dollars" I keep trying to explain to her it will not work out that way for alot of people including herself.

Suzy, I do not attend meetings, just learned alot of info off the net and from a friend. Basically it is eating low fat, clean, whole foods and getting rid of alot of the junk. Dressings etc. are fat free, meat cuts are lean and you can have brown rice, whole wheat pasta. You can have potatoes, pasta or rice once a day while there are plenty of other foods that are unlimited such as beans, dairy, vegs, fruit etc. there is no measuring, which I love, love, love!!!Shelley can probably explain it better!

Drum roll please! I am down 6 pounds! YIPPEE-YI-YAY!!!!!
I really thought I was eating to much this week, but the scale kept going down. I'm leaving my tracker in place though, I have a few more pounds to drop before it is actually correct. Piggy Gayle consumed way to much and gained way to much over the past few months! This week I decided to eat when hungry but to only eat core foods, in fact, I never did use any of my points for the week. It helped knowing food was available when I needed it, I believe it kept me from caving and eating everything.

Wishing everyone a TERRIFIC TUESDAY!

01-10-2006, 09:41 AM
Sherry - I am so happy that you are okay. We were all really worried about you.
Dez- You are in my prayers. Hope everything went well, now just time to recover.
Gayle - Congratulations on the weight loss.
I have lost 4 lbs in the last week too. Yeah!!

01-10-2006, 10:28 AM
Gayle and Janice--Congrats on the losses!!

Sherry--I'm so glad your polyp isn't cancerous! Whew!

Dee--Man, I feel for Dez. Hope she's OK after this.

Shelley--Great job on raising money for the little boy. Have fun in Becky's class :) We had one like that in the gym I used to belong to--I never joined in, but I watched a couple of times and it LOOKED tough!!

Gayle--I think I'm going to print out the post you pasted over here and use it for motivation!


01-10-2006, 12:27 PM
Good Morning.

Thanks for keeping us in your prayers. Finally at 7:00 last night the hospital phoned and said that we could take Dez home. I was so worried because of waiting the three extra hours I was having chest pains. We didn't need two patients.
She is resting right now. When we took her home last night she felt no pain. She thought that she could go back to work tomorrow. By midnight she wasn't doing to well. The doctor talked to her after surgery but she doesn't remember what he said. All we know is that she keeps the same dressing on for two weeks and then he will remove it. She is on T3's.

Wow what a bunch of losers. Cngratulations Gayle for 6 pounds down. Unbelievable! Sherry way to go, for staying on program and losing 2 pounds. Good luck this week. Janice wow another loser, 4 more pounds down.

Sherry I am relieved to hear that you are cancer free. I am sure that you will be able to function better without having to worry about it. Stress is a bad thing. Now that you don't have to spend time on worrying do you think that you could post more? I miss you.

It is a sunny warm day today. Even though it has been mild we have not seen the sun. I think that I will sneak out for a walk while Dez is sleeping. I have to burn off the brownies I consumed yesterday. Do you think that I am an emotional eatter?

01-10-2006, 12:45 PM
Glad to hear Dez's surgery went well! Pain medication is a wonderful thing! After Liz's surgery, she was chattering away or was when the stuff starting wearing off that we could of done without! Hopefully, they will keep Dez medicated enough she won't need to suffer too much. Give her a hug and tell her "Aunt Gayle" sends special get well vibes!

Janice, WHOO-HOO CONGRATS ON THE WEIGHT LOSS! You are going to be one skinny minney by summer!

Cheryl, I agree...sometime we look at the big picture and it gets very depressing thinking of losing several pounds. When we break it down into little chunks, it isn't near so overwhelming. I KNOW you can do it!

Well, better get to work and sell some booze!

01-10-2006, 08:15 PM

Please Go To #62.........A New Thread Has Been Started!!!! ;)