Support Groups - ~~ Thin Wannabees Chit Chat #11 ~~

01-05-2006, 06:24 PM

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

01-05-2006, 06:25 PM
OK .. don't forget to check the last posts on #10!

Love, CJ

01-05-2006, 09:05 PM
(sigh) For dinner tonight I made chicken breasts, like I said. Mine was boiled
with a tiny little minescule side of honey mustard. Then I had a pear and a handful of almonds. Of corse I can't make skinny little Mark eat this way, so he had spicey barbeque chicken (chicken fryed in garlic, tobasco sauce, chili powder and bbq sauce) green beans with butter, and sour cream and chive mashed potatoes. I'd have loved to have eaten what HE got!
But, oh well! Mine was actually pretty good anyway.
And I got to the gym today. Yay!
My poor baby is sick. I think he may have the croup, so we're going ot the doc tomorrow. He keeps coughing this really deep barky cough.
Ok, sionara till tomorrow!

01-05-2006, 10:00 PM
What is prosciutto?It's actually an Italian Ham that's been salt cured & aged. It sounds a little strange & admittedly the 1st time I tried it, I was like IIIIIICK :fr: (I took a REALLY big bite & it's VERY salty). Funny enough tho, after that 1 taste, I wanted more LOL. I love adding it to recipes, it's got such a unique taste that really livens things up. It's quite pricey, but a little goes a loooong way.

I ended up making mine and added sliced mushrooms & diced red pepper to it as well ~and~ poured a cream/melted cheese mixture over top. :hun: Probably not a good choice for calorie watchers (Fitday put it at about 335 calories/serving), but for carb. watchers, it came in at 2.6g per serving, which is great if you're still trying to maintain induction level (which I am LOL).

Mel - good for you getting to the gym. Sorry to hear baby isn't well & hope he is feeling better very soon! Croup can be so nasty - hope that's not what he has!!:hug:

Have a great night everyone!!!!!

01-06-2006, 08:45 PM
Interesting ....

As I am slowly going thru all my data from my old computer and putting onto my new one I found this article on water ... and since we all seem to having a bit of trouble getting all out water intake in, I thought we might want to read it ...

Water: How 8 Glasses A Day Keep Fat Away

Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.

Here's why:
The kidneys can't function properly without enough water. When they don't work to capacity, some of their load is dumped onto the liver. One of the liver's primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body. But, if the liver has to do some of the kidney's work, it can't operate at full throttle. As a result, it metabolizes less fat, more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss stops.

Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention. When the body gets less water it perceives this as a threat to survival and begins to hold onto every drop. Water is stored in the extracellular spaces (outside the cell walls). This shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands. Diuretics offer a temporary solution at best. They force out stored water along with some essential nutrients. Again, the body perceives a threat and will replace the lost water at the first opportuinity. Thus, the condition quickly returns. The best way to overcome the problem of water retention, is to give your body what it needs--plenty of water. Only then will stored water be released.

The overweight person needs more water than the thin one. Larger people have larger metabolic loads. Since we know that water is the key to fat metabolism, it follows that the overweight person meeds more water. Water helps maintain proper muscle tone. It does this by giving muscles their natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration. It also helps to prevent the sagging skin that usually follows weight loss--shrinking cells are buoyed by water, which plumps the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and resilient. Water helps rid the body of wastes.

During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of--all that metabolized fat must be shed. Again, adequate water helps flush out waste. Water can help relieve constipation.
When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from internal sources. The colon is one primary source. Result? Constipation. But, when a person drinks enough water, normal bowel function usually returns.

So how much water is enough? On the average a person should drink eight 8-ounce glasses every day. That's about two quarts. However, the overweight person needs on additional glass for every 25 pounds overweight. The amount you drink should also be increased if you exercise briskly or if the weather is hot and dry. Water should be preferably cold--it's absorbed into the system more quickly than warm water. And some evidence suggests that drinking cold water can actually help you burn calories.

To utilize water most efficiently during weight loss follow this schedule:

Morning: 1 Quart consumed over a 30 minute period
Noon: 1 Quart consumed over a 30 minute period
Evening: 1 Quart consumed between 5 and 6 o’clock

When the body gets the water it needs to function optimally, its fluids are perfectly balanced. When this happens you have reached the "breakthrough point." What does this mean?

Endocrine-gland function improves.
Fluid retention is alleviated as stored water is lost.
More fat is used as fuel because the liver is free to metabolize stored fat.
Natural thirst returns.
There is a loss of hunger almost overnight.

If you stop drinking enough water, your body fluids will be thrown out of balance again, and you may experience unexplained weight gain and loss of thirst. To remedy this situation you'll have to go back and force another breakthrough.

The above article taken from "The Snowbird Diet" by Donald S. Roberston, M.D., M. Sc.

01-06-2006, 11:40 PM
WOW! That's a lotta info!
Just a quick update on my little man: it is the croup . . . and an ear infection. We're running on NO sleep! He screamed all night and all day today. Oh, I hope he's feeling better tomorrow!

01-07-2006, 12:52 PM
Thanks CJ. I've read that before, but it's good to read again to fully understand and appreciate the benefits of drinking water. I drink a good amount of water I think, but I can't drink it cold. I have super sensitive teeth & I hate drinking from a straw :). If it's too cold, I also get a headache. But, I'm sure I'm still reaping some calorie burning benefits from what I drink (Yesterday, for ex., I had 120-130 ozs.), even tho it's cool & not cold.

Oh Mel, praying your little one is better VERY soon. Croup is so hard on little ones & an ear infection on top of that....poor lil guy. :hug:

01-07-2006, 01:32 PM
Thank you CJ for the Info. Water is a real problem area for me. My goal each day is to drink more water. Maybe I will learn to like it...LOL.

I have found the perfect motivation for myslef.

My hubby got me a new Digital Camera with a picture maker for Christmas. I wanted some before pictures made...SO he took some of me in my underwear with my panties pulled part of the way down. You know showing the whole belly...gross!! Front and side views. You talking about an SHOCK. I knew I was overwieght but pictures don't lie. SO these pictures will go everywhere with me and anytime I want to { blow it} I'll just take them out {carefully so NO one else sees...LOL} I'm sure that I won't want that cake after looking that these pictures.
MY one prayer is that I don't lose my purse. I can see it now on the 5 o'clock news. Purse found and it belongs to this woman...LMAO!!

Hope everyone is having a great day. Deb

01-07-2006, 01:47 PM
LMAO Debbie - that comment about the news...too funny!! I was reading your post and thinking man, I was just in that same place. In fact, this is from my journal (January 4)...

"It dawned on me yesterday that I really am fat. I mean, I knew I was overweight, but I didn't realize just how overweight I am. While standing up, I appear to be on my way to lookin pretty good, but yesterday after my shower, I happened to glance in the direction of the mirror while sitting down to put my socks on (side profile to boot) I couldn't believe how big I truly was. How the heck I didn't see that until now is beyond me...and I'm 20lbs lighter than I was on Nov. 20?? I guess I'm glad I didn't see this same view 20lbs ago, but HOLY CRAP , I sure wasn't expecting to see what I did yesterday. It's not even just a huge beer belly, I've got the beer belly, a beer belly back & about 4 back boobs. YUCK!! I'm friggin' huge. How has this visual escaped me until now???? Part of me wishes I had my camera with me to take a picture (to look at when I reach goal again) & another part of me is so glad I didn't have it handy (too gross). I may have screwed up the last time I reached my goal, but I can guarantee, I will never again be this fat!! I'm just disgusted with myself."

I have since taken a picture of that view :barf: & it will be used for motivational purposes :). My pics are ONLY on my 'puter tho. No worries about some poor soul finding that in my purse, just the poor slob who hacks their way into my system one day :rofl: :lol3:

01-07-2006, 08:07 PM
ROFL!!!! You guys are funny! I try to avoid looking at myself in themirrow when I get out of the shower. Right after I had Allen, I would actually close my eyes getting in and out of the shower. I couldn't imagine how Mark could stand looking at my naked body!
It's deffinatly gotten beter, but not good enough.
I was SO furiated last night after reading an article in a magazine. It was called "How Celebs Just Start Their Bikini Body". They showed super people and then told how to get their "figure." One of the pics was of Jessica Alba in a bikini and every bone in her body was showing! Why are they promoting that?
Another article I read was about how Jennifer Garner is depressed about her post baby body. who isn't? Her trainer says that she needs to be bikini-ready in 4 months! Hello!!!!! I'm still woking off that baby weight 6 mos later! Hollywood disgusts me!!

01-08-2006, 10:56 AM
I think those pictures where their bones are protruding are gross. I don't see "sexy" in that at all.

Hey Debbie - I uploaded a pic in my profile that fits in with our posts. Please have a wee lookie-loo :).

01-08-2006, 11:00 AM
Nothing like a good look in the full length mirror naked to motivate us! YUK! If that doesn't motivate I don't know what will .... One can "hide" pretty well under clothes!! LOL

I have been staying OP pretty good the last couple days ... although we were to dinner at friends house last nite and I did very well but .... I did have a very small piece of banana cream pie ... it was wonderful and I do not feel guilt. I'm just back OP this morning. Hubby had a piece of coffee cake but NOT ME! So far, just have had my coffee. Maybe I will make me a couple of eggs, scrambled. That sounds good .. really not hungry.

I do hope your little one is getting much better. I hate to see little kids sick! It's rough, I know. Been there, done that many many times.

Gonna Be:
I to would rather have my water on the warm side. I love it with lemon in it. I did really well yesterday on my water intake ... I was use to drinking a lot of water like you are, but got out of the habit now have to work my way back up there. Keep up the good work.

Having hubby take those pics for you is a riot! You're too funny! But carrying them in your purse is a hoot! Hey, whatever works, right? Keep working on that water ... You'll get there ... try putting lemon in it ... I'm working on building my water uptake up too ...

Well, as I continue to clean thru all my old recipes to put on my new computer I will post more as I come across them .. I will label them whether they are WW or LC ...

Have a great day! I'll check back later on ...

Love, CJ

01-08-2006, 04:50 PM
He's feeling a bit better, still really stuffy.
I was bad last night, went out for drinks and had way too many! I feel pretty cruddy today!

01-09-2006, 01:35 AM
In case you all have noticed that the signatures/tickers are not showing on every one of your posts, 3FC made a change and for now they will only show on your first post on a page. This change was made because all the signatures bogs down the server making it run very slow. If you wish to see someone's signature without scrolling up the page, just click on their name and profile and it shows their signature.


01-09-2006, 09:59 AM
Thanks CJ, you know

Well, I am still here, just putting around the 172/173 range, I have stages where I loose daily for 2-4 days then I stay put for 2-3 weeks. But I am happy I am loosing still, just REALLY SLOWLY!

01-09-2006, 12:10 PM
That kinda stinks! I like all the sigs! Oh, well. We had Mark's work Holiday party light night. It was really boring! They have a ton of fod, so you eat, and we stood around for almost 2 hours for the raffle, and then it's over! We won a label maker. Wa hoo. (((sarcasm!)))
Havn't been to the gym since friday. All 3 of us are sick now. Hopefully we'll be in top condition next week when we leave for AZ!

01-09-2006, 02:34 PM
I'm down five pounds this week and in a new decade. I am too excited.

01-09-2006, 04:12 PM
Tracey, your doing great, keep up the good work.
Mel, just think you can label all your "fat" clothes before you donate

01-09-2006, 08:48 PM
Evening eveyone!!
Congrats to all the losers this week!! :dancer:

I also was down 5 pounds this week. Yippee!!
Now if I can average out to 2 or 3 pounds per week, I will be happy.
I did post my Bio yesterday, guess that means I'm a real wannabee

Got to go finish cooking!
Be happy girls...deb

01-09-2006, 08:56 PM
I got a great report today!!!! :carrot: No cancer!!! :cp: 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.

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!!!!!!! :dancer: Let's keep it going!!!

01-09-2006, 09:10 PM
Oh my - congrats to all you losers! You are putting me to shame ... but, I am starting to eat better .. hopefully next week I will be able to report a loss.

yes, you are definately a real wannabee now! You all are! WTG on the 5 lbs down! Yippee!

Gonna Lose it:
You are not alone on being a slow loser .. I may just have you beat. When I am not watching my diet I do stay about the same, but if I were to be 100% perfect on my eating, I would be extremely lucky to lose 5 lbs in a month time. But they say slow is best.

I hope you all are over your sicky sicky before your trip!

WTG to you too on your 5 lbs gone! Good job. I dont blame you for being excited .. I would be too!

"GonnaLooseit again:
Now that was a good one - labeling the fat clothes before donating them! LOL

I started a weekly food journal thread in case anyone wants to join me .. I need some accountability for what I put in my mouth! I did pretty ok today .. tomorrow I will do even better. Working on that water! I just got out of my hot tub - boy did that ever feel good! We have tons of snow and we are in the middle of the woods - no one around and it is so nice to be in the tub and look at all the snow - course it is very cold out so I have to get in really fast! LOL .... the tub is on our deck and it is not enclosed .. but once you're in it it's heaven! While in it I downed 24 oz of my water - that's a good thing.

Well ... off I go to get into my jammies ... once again - good job all you losers!

Love, CJ

01-09-2006, 09:13 PM
We must have been posting at the same time -- congrats on the good news - NO CANCER!!!!! Also, WTG on the 2 lbs down ... hopefully next week I'll join you in losing.

Love, CJ

01-10-2006, 01:27 PM
can't wait to label those "fat" clothes!! I'm not going shopping untill I'm down anoth 15-20 lbs. Stuff is starting to get a baggy!
M tummy is looking better, not as bulgy . . . firmer. My boobs seem to be getting smaller YAY!!!! But they're starting to sag. (TMI???)
I ran into an old friend I hav't seen in about 4 years and he said I heard you had a baby, wow! You look really good!
That made me feel great!

01-10-2006, 08:30 PM
Hello :wave:

Today was day 2 being 100% OP!! My low carb menu today was:
Breakfast:3 boiled eggs, hunk of cheese
Lunch: Two hamburger patties w/ melted cheese,1 boiled egg
Dinner:Bacon & scambled eggs w/cheese
Snack: Pork rinds

I've had 4-12oz. of water so far! Which is great for me since I hate water!!

CJ...Did you stay OP today? Have you heard from Sharon?

Debbie...thanks for the kick in the :censored: a** to get me back on plan! You're a great friend! We're gonna look too hot in Florida this year!!!!

Allensmom:How do ya'll all feel? I hope you aren't still sick. When do you leave on your trip?

Better get off here and finish dinner..hubby getting hungry!

Bye :wave:

01-11-2006, 09:01 AM
Well Life Is Full Of Unexpected Events. Im Still Not Following My Diet And Only Excercise I Seem To Do Is Cry. I Took The Girls To A Doctor In Louisville For An Evaluation On There Meds First Visit We Planned To Stay All Day For Appointments. My Oldest Daughter Sylvia Was First To See The Doctor. After The 1st Appt They Called Me In To Talk About Hailey And Ended Up Telling Me That They Thought Sylvia Had A Genetic Disease And Would Like To Have Her See A Genetic Specialist. So They Called One Down And He Did Some Testing And Decided That They Are Pretty Sure That She Has Something Called Morpism Of Some Sort. So Now She Has To Have A Heart Ultrasound Due To It Can Cause Enlarging Of The Aorta And An Eye Exam Because It Also Causes The Lens To Deattach From The Retna And Some Blood Test Ran To See How Bad It Truly Is. So I Was Wondering If Anyone Knows Of A Good Pyschologist Online Because I Sure Dont Have Time To Go See One And Im Sure You Guys Are Getting Tired Of My Whinning By Now. Lol I Always Heard Bad Things Come In 3s Ok This Is # 2 Come On # 3 Im Waiting For Yeah.....

01-11-2006, 03:43 PM
Sherry & CJ- We're feeling a LOT better! :cp: Allen had his 1 week check for his ears today, and doc said they're all better. He still has a runny nose, but is in good sprirts! :bb:
We leave for AZ on Monday. We fly out of Chicago, so we have to leave at 3am to drive there. YUCK! :faint:
I weighed in yesterday, am down 2 more lbs! Yay! :bravo: That's exciting.
My birthday is on the 20th,:gift: while we're in AZ, so I'm having a party this friday. I'm very excited! I havn't had a party in years, it should be fun.:woo:

01-11-2006, 10:30 PM
Just a quickie as I am off to bed ... I just got out of the hot tub and I feel soooooo sleepy - didn't sleep well last nite for some reason. I stayed OP 100% today - yippee! But, didn't get all my water in - I'll do better tomorrow!

Glad you all are feeling better ... and WTG on the 2 lbs down!

You are doing so great - I better get on the ball eh? I got an email from Sharon this morning - just a quickie in answer to mine - but said she had to run out and would email me later ... later hasn't come yet, but I'm sure it will soon .. lol.

Sorry things are not going well for you and your girls right now .. hope all goes well with the testing, etc. I'm sure that when things calm down you'll get yourself back on your diet.

Well, hope everyone else is doing well ... I guess tomorrow I will get on the scale and see what it says ........

Now to go post on the food journal ... no one wants to join me?

Love, CJ

01-11-2006, 11:16 PM
CJ....I just joined you on the food journal!!! :) I got a letter from Sharon too. She'll post tonight or in the a.m.

Gotta run...hello to all!! :wave:

01-13-2006, 03:27 PM
Hey guys,
I have to run out now, but will try to post soon. I have just been busy busy busy. But just wanted to quick post and let you know I am still here and doing great, will post a long one soon I promise. I was going to try this morning, but have so much to do for my brother, Jerry, and have been taking him to all his various doctor and other appointments, like Medicare and Medicare and everything else this week. With his COPD, we run alot to either the doctors or the hospital. So I have to run out right now and go to various agencies for him and take some official forms that I had to fill out. There never seems to be time to do anything I swear. I love all you guys. Hi everyone, Hey CJ, I will be back-owe you an email too, Hi Sherry thanks for the posting letting everyone know I am alive and well both of you guys. I wish I could clone me and there were a half dozen of me, that would make things much much easier. Gosh don't we have a whole bunch of great newbies with us. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I love each and everyone of you guys, oldsters and newbies too.

Talk to you later, Love, Sharon :hug:

01-15-2006, 10:23 PM
been mia, we've been so busy! my party was great, and i drank too much. bad mel! we're leaving tomorrow for az, so i'll talk to everbody when we get back on the 21st!

01-16-2006, 08:48 AM
I swear I posted the other day, but I can't find it right now. Not doing so well at staying OP and now I am sick with a bad cold/sinus infection. All I do is cough... I will try to do better today.

Congrats to everyone else staying OP. You guys are great. Keep it up and hopefully I will catch that motivation!!!

Talk to you soon!! Have a great day!!!

01-16-2006, 10:52 AM
Hello :wave:

Where did everyone go? Did you go with Allenmoms to AZ?? :lol:

Carol.....I KNEW I saw your post runnig through cyper-space!! :lol: Don't you hate it when that happens!! I hope you get well soon AND GET BACK OP!!!!! :hug:

Today is weigh-in day!! I was down 5 more lbs!! :cp: It's only 7 lbs. so far
but I'm on a roll now!!

Sharon....I'm glad you're back!!!! :hug:

Gotta work today & I've got house work to do!

01-16-2006, 11:59 PM
I am here! Sorry I've kinda been MIA also .. it has been a busy week for us. Lots going on .. I have been trying to be good --- kinda 1/2 and 1/2 .. no weight loss to report but I better get busy cuz you guys are gonna pass me right on by - you'll all be in those bikini bathing suits this summer and I'll be all covered up!

Sharon: Good to hear from you - and I know - I owe you an email. Coming very soon!

Sherry: WTG on your wt loss! You rock! Sorry I fluffed off on the food journal .. I will start another one for this week if you will join me again - YELL at me if I don't post! I NEED A GOOD SWIFF KICK IN THE "YOU KNOW WHERE!!!

Mel: Have a great time in Arizona - I should go with you as I do have a son in Arizona and his name is Allen! Have fun!

Carol: I saw your post too! Get well soon - maybe we both can "catch" that motivation together ...

Talk to you all soon .......

STOP! No more posting here ... please go to #12 ... See you there!

Love, CJ