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
01-31-2006, 10:17 AM
Here we go girls! A new week - let's go!
Congrats Aunty Mel - hope mama is feeling good. Is this her first? Good job on getting back down to your before vacation weight!
Ok everyone - let's chat a lot and have good reports this week! Don't forget to check the last of #12's posts.
02-01-2006, 06:01 PM
Weight Loss Thoughts …
Fat cells are attracted to chocolate... that is why we crave chocolate. Put a chocolate bar under your pillow and sleep on your side. All of your fat cells will fall right out of your ear trying to get to the chocolate bar. If you can keep from then eating the chocolate bar in the morning all of your fat cells are gone!
FYI....During scientific testing there has yet to be found a person who does not eat the chocolate bar so this theory has not been proven.
Calories are afraid of heights. All food kept on top of the refrigerator for at least 24 hours is now calorie free. All of the calories have jumped out.
The kitchen sink drain has been calibrated to suck calories out of food. Therefore any food held over and then eaten over the kitchen sink has no calories. The calories have all been sucked down the drain.
Hmmm..... now why am I heavy? LOL
02-03-2006, 12:21 PM
Where the heck is everyone????!!!! It's lonely here - I feel like I'm talking to the walls ... I'm in trouble if they answer me!
I blew my low carb last nite - we went to dinner and I had the pasta bar! And I had a cup of potato/cheese soup, 2 pieces of french bread AND a dish of vanilla ice cream! It was very very good - didn't eat all day. I didn't go overboard (although it sounds like it) have enough left over for dinner tonite (for hubby) and I enjoyed it so I don't feel guilty. I'm just back OP today.
Well, hope everyone is doing well ... and that you all come in and talk with me SOON! I'll be checking back later on ... have a great day everyone!
02-06-2006, 10:20 AM
I've been packing all week, we're moving this month! YAY!
CJ-I was bad last night too. We had a ton of treats for the super bowl with friends and my parents. I didn't over-do it, just ate junk.
YAY me! I'm down to 171! I've officially lost 20lbs now!
Only 25 to go!
02-06-2006, 11:30 AM
Hey ladies! I just saw your group today, and I would love to join. I definately want to be thin, so the "thin wannabees" seems like the obvious choice. I have read over some of what you guys have said and you all seem so nice, especially CJ :). I hope to get to know all of you better. We can all do this. Talk to you soon. -Sheridan
02-06-2006, 06:45 PM
Welcome Sheridan! I'm happy you picked our group to join - you will like everyone here - and you will get a lot of support. The girls are sorta missing in action lately, but I'm sure they will be in soon. Post often so we can get to know you, and we will do the same. So once again - WELCOME.
Mel - hey, WTG on hitting 20 lbs! I better get my butt in gear - you just passed me up by a lb! lol ..... good luck on the move - better you than me. I'm still unpacking from our move ... but unfortunately I cannot unpack everything as we moved into a smaller place until we build - hopefully this year!
We are SNOWED IN today - been plowing all day .. we got about 14 inches and it's still snowing - we're suppose to get maybe another 8 inches yet. But it's sooooooo gorgeous in the woods. We were going to go to the Casino last nite but stayed home because of the snow! I love the snow but so wanted to go to the Casino ... wah wah wah ...
OK... where are the rest of you????? It's Monday .. how did your weigh-ins go? I'm still the same!
02-06-2006, 07:28 PM
I didn't have much time to write earlier....
Mel, 20 pounds?!?! :carrot: That is a HUGE accomplishment (no pun intended :) )!!!! Allen is soooo cute! Enjoy it while he's young, because soon he will be into EVERYTHING!!! My daughter, Megan, will be two at the end of March, so I know from experience ;).
CJ, I see what you mean about everyone being M.I.A. lately. This thread was started a week ago, and the only person other than you who posted was Mel. Hopefully everyone will start coming here more often. All I know is that when I was doing bad on my diet at the end of last year I stopped coming to 3FC, even though that was when I should have come more. I just couldn't add the weight back on my ticker, and I felt so guilty and didn't want to face anyone. Maybe that is what is going on with them. Who knows...only time will tell.
A little bit about myself....I live in Gainesville, FL and I am a 22 year old (23 on February 24th) single mother of a beautiful, intelligent daughter. I go to the University of Florida. I am majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and minoring in both Sales Engineering and Business Administration. Needless to say, I am very busy. I was at a normal weight before I got pregnant by my then boyfriend of 2 1/2 years. I just ate, and ate, and ate. I gained about 60 pounds. I have lost, gained, lost, and then gained since then. I just know that this time is the last time I am going to be overweight (well, right now I am clinically obese :( ). I am a big girl, but I don't honestly look "obese" because my weight is spread out over 5'11" of me. According to the BMI I am 48 pounds over the "normal weight range" (surprisingly 178lbs. is considered "normal weight" because of my height). I am finally going to lose 61 pounds this time.
02-06-2006, 07:45 PM
Oh yeah, one more thing....
why are you guys doing Adkins??? That DIET (and I stress the word DIET) is so bad for you. We should all be making lifestyle changes, not go for the quick fix. Adkins, for one, cannot be something you follow for the rest of your life. Your body needs proper nutrients, and you just don't get them from Adkins. I have noticed how you guys have "cheated" and ate carbs. You shouldn't have to feel bad for what your body is telling you that you need. You should have complex carbs, like whole grains (nothing white), fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. It is also very good to eat lean protein and fats (in the form of oils, like olive oil) too.
I once did Adkins and I will never do it again. My hair came out in clumps, I would get really dissy, and since I wasn't getting enough fiber I was constipated all the time. Just the constpation alone is enough to show someone how unhealthy it is (imagine all of that built up waste inside of your body contaminating your organs). When people first start on Adkins they think it is great because they lose a lot of weight at first, but that is just water weight (increasing your water intake decreases the amount of water your body retains). Also, I know what it says in the book....how everyone has it wrong, and low/no carbs is the way to go, but have you guys heard how Dr. Adkins died???? He had severe heart problems, he was really overweight...etc. (I don't remember the whole story, but I will look it up some other time and let you guys know).
Hopefully everyone will start showing up.
02-06-2006, 09:34 PM
What a stressful Monday. Glad it only comes once a week...LOL.
But the good news is I'm down 2 more pounds!! Total of 13 pounds since Jan 1st!! It is really coming off slow this time, trying not to be impatient with myself.
Hope everyone has a great evening!!
02-06-2006, 09:57 PM
Just a quickie note here before I brave the cold and jump in the hot tub ....
I am not doing Atkins but am trying to do low carb ... I do have veggies and never eat white bread, but do have wheat sometimes ... I am just trying to stay away from the sugars ... my stomach feels so much better when I leave out the sugars and breads and starches. Oh yes, and I do have fruit occassionally too. I do have to watch my dairy as I am lactose intolerant, but I love love love dairy.
Whohooooo! 2 more lbs! Good for you girl ... 13 lbs is fantastic .. me, I'm the same but watch out cuz when I start there will be no stopping me! lol ... keep up the good work.
OK ... here goes ... a quick run onto the deck - throw off my robe - and jump into my hot tub ... 104 degrees - gonna feel soooooo good!
02-07-2006, 12:30 AM
CJ- Holy SNOW! Where in Michigan are you? UP? I'm in Green Bay, we got about 4 inches and it has been so cold and slippery out there! I havn't been doing much driving.
Sheridan- Welcome! Nice to meet you! Don't feel bad about the obese thing, according to my doc, I'm obese too. I'm 5"2, but even when I was 191, I didn' look "obese".
I'm not on atkins. I like bread. There's no way I could do that!
Dibbie- Congrats on the loss! Yay!
We're waiting to here from the landlord of our new place so we can get moving. Hy wals and shelves are empty and bare here! I just want to MOVE!
02-07-2006, 02:00 PM
I went to post the other day and I guess the server was doing something or other and we could only read the post. I think it was Saturday and Sunday maybe. So that may be why we haven't so many posting. But it is up and running again so hooray! :carrot:
Sheridan-A great big welcome to you. We are so happy to have you with us. Thanks for telling us a little about yourself. You daughter, Megan sounds smart and adorable. I bet you really enjoy her so much. We have 4 children and they are pretty much grown and on their own, but I was so glad I took the time to enjoy them cause now I have all these wonderful memories, because they grow up so fast. :eek:
Sherry-What a great friend helping your friends move in their house and painting, cleaning as well. How did it go o n your weigh in? I hope things went great. It sounds like you have been doing good and really trying. Let us know how things went. :jig:
Mel/Allensmom-Congratulations on you new niece Rowen, how exciting that is for everyone. Good jon on getting back to where you were before vacation too and than some, goodness 20 pounds gone is wonderful. Good luck with you move too, I know you are itching to get out of your old place. :dance:
Debbie-Great job on getting those 2 more pounds off. You have done so well losing 13 pounds and just since the end of January too. Keep on doing whatever you are doing, it is working. Sorry you had a bad Monday, did today go well for you at school? :crossed:
CJ-Good for you not feeling guilty about the dinner with the pasta bar, it doesn't seem like you did too bad at all. I too try not to feel guilty, even if I do go off program. I just tell myself, I enjoyed it, I felt it was worth it and now it is time to work really hard and go back on my WW program. I feel if I felt really guilty I might just say the heck with it and go crazy, which is why I won't let myself. ;)
Well everyone, better go and get things done. I have to work today at 3 PM and want to get some things done. Talk to you guys later.
Love you guys, Sassy Sharon :wave:
02-07-2006, 07:24 PM
Peek-a-Boo. I posted back here at the end of November. I was moving to Iowa from Vermont. Well, things have been so crazy I haven't had much time to do alot of posting between trying to find work, living with my parents, dealing with the ex husband. We don't want to go there. I tried to post early and my internet went down so I lost my whole post. :mad:
So here I am again. I have some catching up to do on reading the posts. I hope you are all doing well. I am working as a receptionist at H & R Block. Obviously, it's only a temp thing, but I have an interview scheduled for this Thursday for another receptionist/office job so I am hoping I will get that. Keeping fingers crossed. Wish me well.
I haven't been doing well as far as dieting. I have been just so stressed that it has been the last thing I have be thinking about. I have been wanting to start getting a pay check so I can start buying myself some healthier food. I hate asking my parents to buy it. I hate being a burden to them. I can't wait to get a place of our own. It's going to be great. I have to say that we have a women's gym in town. It's just like a Curves, just doesn't have the name. Guess it was going to cost to much to use the name. But I am really hoping that I can join when we are more settled with things. I really want to drop 30 pounds by summer. Preferably more, but any amount will make me happy.
Well, I am at work. I just wanted to say hi to you all. I hope to jump back in and get to know you all.
02-08-2006, 08:47 AM
Well I am official out of control. :( I have been eating like there is no tomorrow. I haven't figured out why yet, :?: but it has to STOP NOW!!!
For my first resolve... I will come here and post daily!! That in itself should be a great start!!! Why is it we leave all our friends and go into a cocoon when we need them the most!!! Doesn't anyone have an answer to that one!!!
I refuse to lay down and let the fat take over. I have taken the first step in admitting I have a problem and that I am out of control. Now ladies, help me run the gauntlet to lose this fat forever!!!
As they say this is the first day of the rest of my life!!!
WTG Debbie on your weight loss. I am proud of you!!!:carrot: :hug:
I will take the time to read the posts closer tonight when I get home from work so I can catch up with everyone else. I need your help so I need to be here and often!!!
See you later ladies. Hope you don't get tired of me. :p
02-08-2006, 11:05 AM
Good morning everyone! Just thought I would do a quick post while having my coffee ... I need to clean house!
Welcome back! Sounds like you're on the way to getting your life under control - I'm sure you will be able to have a place on your own soon enough - don't feel bad about depending on your parents for help - I'm sure they don't mind ... that's good you got to work at H&R - it's a start and good luck on your other receptionist possibility. Sassy here in our group works for H&R also so you have something in common. Post often!
The reason you could not post the other day is they were changing over to a bigger server.
Well girl ... I expect to hear from you in here daily! I don't have the answer as to why we don't reach out for help when we get our of control - guess we don't want to admit it ???? Anyways, you did the smart thing by coming here and fessing up so now you have to come in every day, good or bad. I'm sure you are just going thru a "faze" and you will get control. WE CAN DO THIS!!! And I promise you we won't get tired of you! Post 10 times a day if you have to! Take one day at a time .. if you fall off the wagon, pick yourself up and start all over again! Never stop trying.
We are in Gaylord - northern Michigan - close to the UP. Where is Green Bay? I should know that. Our snow has subsided now - just getting a dusting but do have a couple storm systems coming our way thru Friday. Have you heard from your landlord yet? Good luck on your move.
Well ... will check in later ... guess I better go and get busy. Will check back later today. Hope you all have a great day!
02-08-2006, 02:11 PM
Debbie, wow! congrats on losing 13 pounds so far!!! That is such a great accomplishment. I cant wait until I can say the same about myself
CJ, oh okay. I am glad to hear that you are eating healthy, because, as I previously stated, Adkins is horrible for your health. It sounds like you are following WW Core, like I am. You eat whole-grains, fruits, veggies, FF dairy, oils, and lean protein until you feel "satisfied" (no counting calories). It is an excellent way to eat, and I actually eat a lot less because it is healthy food, not empty calories like in fast food, cookies, candy...etc. You are so cute...going to your hot tub all the time. I bet it does feel sooo good, considering how cold it gets in MIchigan. I am such a baby....I think it is too cold here in FL :).
Allensmom, thanks for welcoming me. LOL....glad to here you aren't doing Adkins either. I too am in love wih bread. Also, thanks for making me feel better about being obese :).
Sharon, thanks for welcoming me too. You raised four children? That is a huge accomplishment all in itself :). How old are your children?
Annie, welcome back (even though I didn't belong to this group when you were here before). I totally understand where you are coming from. When very stressful things happen in your life the last thing you want to think about it losing weight. Stress makes me eat too....we are obviously both emotional eaters. At least you have made the first step and have come back.
Carol, welcome back to you too. You sound just like me...the same exact thing happened to me. I was coming here at the end of last year and I stopped coming because I started eating bad and didn't want to have to come back to change me ticker. I gained 15 pounds while I was gone and I am more determined than ever to lose that, and the rest of the weight. You are right, you made the first step by admitting that you have a problem. Good luck on your weightloss journey.
I have been so stressed out lately with school. I have so much homework and tests going on that I want to scream. I am so proud of myself for sticking with my diet even though I could have easily eaten poorly. I am actually past the phase of wanting to cheat. The first two days were the hardest because I still had all of that junk in my system, but now that it is out I feel wonderful. Hopefully this "high" of eating healthy will stick with me for the rest of my life :).
Wow, sorry for the LONG post.
02-08-2006, 03:03 PM
I'm not following the WW program .. I am actually doing (or trying - haha) low-carb .. but just not Atkins. I do have some fruit occassionally, and if I do eat bread I make sure it is not white bread .. I try to stay away from potatoes, breads, and pasta - the starchy stuff - but do on occassion have them. I do not eat anything FF - I hate FF stuff so any dairy is the 100% stuff. And of course I try my best to stay away from the junk food and sugars. If I crave crunchy I go for the pork rinds and sour cream. And of course the water ... lots of water.
Sherry! Where are you?????? Come and post soon - miss you!
OK ... guess what? Hubby and I are going to go to the Casino ... wish me luck! It's a good thing that the casino is so close to us but then on the other hand it could be dangerous - lol. But we know our limits and never spend $$$$ we can't afford to.
Talk to ya later...
02-08-2006, 04:36 PM
CJ, I am soooo jealous! Good luck! You better win some money for your new wardrobe. I knew you weren't actually following WW Core, but I was just saying that it sounded similar. It sounds like you get a good variety of food though, which is good. Let us know how you do. What games do you usually play? Do you come back winning money, or losing (which seems to be what happens to everyone)?
02-08-2006, 09:39 PM
I just typed a huge post and then got kicked off! That happened last night too!
02-08-2006, 09:40 PM
Ok, so this is what I was saying b4!
CJ- I live in Green Bay, WI . . . but people seem to think that WI and MI are the same.
Mark keeps buying me candy! He brings home Peanut Butter M&M's all the time, they are my favorite candy! I havn't been eating them, I keep giving them to other people.
02-09-2006, 12:07 AM
Hi again - just checking my mail before going to bed. We just got home from the Casino ... we won tonite but then gave it back so we are even.. no more, no less than what we walked in with.
OK .. Green Bay, WI .. boy, I thought Iwas losing it - I was wondering where Green Bay in MI was .. hahahaha Thanks for telling me about the peanut butter m&ms ... I love peanut butter and they sound good .. ok, I won't buy any. Good job on giving them away on your part! Now that's will power - especially since it's your favorite.
Usually when we go to the Casino I'm pretty lucky most of the time and come back a winner ... tonite I broke even which is good .. a night of fun and no cost to us. I usually (99%) play the video poker machines. I like a game that you have to think a little. I even have a favorite poker machine and god help the person that is on it when I get there - lol - just kidding!
Good nite girls .... until tomorrow ...
02-09-2006, 01:34 PM
I'm so stressed out right now! Mark e-filed our taxes 9 days ago and we were suppoed to get our rufund tomorrow. He went online to check the status and it had been rejected! Long story short- the IRD said my last name was still my maiden name, and the social security dept said it was my married name. So he had to totally re-file it and now we aren't getting our refund until the 24th! We can't move until we get our refund. So we will get 1 weekend to move out and clean this place up. Of course, the place we live in now was a total dump when we moved into it, so I guess even if I don't clean it, it'll look 100 times better than it did when we moved in!
02-11-2006, 05:37 PM
OH MY! WHERE IS EVERYONE???? WHERE DID YOU ALL GO?????? DID A BIG BLACK CLOUD COME ALONG AND SCOOP YOU ALL UP?? GONNA BE 150? SHERRY? SHARON? DEBBIE? CAROL? BRANDY? SLYVIA? GONNA LOOSE? SHERIDAN? ANNIE? ANYONE??? CAN YOU HEAR ME??? I'M CALLING YOU!!!!!
Well, Mel, it looks like it's just you and me for now ... I don't know what happened to everyone but this does not look good! I hope we hear from them SOON!!!!!!! Sorry to hear of your tax refund delema ... how frustrating - but hang in there - the 24th will be here in no time!
Well ..... I sure do hope I hear from the rest of you and SOON!
02-12-2006, 02:35 PM
:rofl: you are too funny CJ!!! I have been a bad girl :nono: !! For the last few nights I have been drinking with my friends :cheers: and :cbg: like a :moo: !!! Today I am starting fresh (for the 1,465,320th time). I hope everyone is :ebike: and eating right. I have an exam tomorrow and two more on Tuesday, so I need to get studying. I will talk to you guys Tuesday night and let you know how it went. Bye.
02-14-2006, 12:26 PM
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
02-14-2006, 07:15 PM
Thanks, CJ!!! You too. I hate Valentine's Days when I do not have a boyfriend (like this one) :(.
02-14-2006, 08:56 PM
Hello All :wave:
CJ.....Thanks SOOOOOOOOO much for the sweet cards. Valentine's Day & our anniversary. You are too nice! Thanks for thinking of me.
I'm sorry I haven't posted lately but I've been sick. My blood pressure has been so high. I've had a constant headache for 3 weeks now!
I went back to the doctor today instead of Thursday because I had 2 nose bleeds today. My b/p was 172/122. She took me off Lotrel (my 6th medication!) and now I'm on Tarka. I go back on the 28th. If this medication doesn't bring it down then I'll go in the hospital.
I have missed you all bunches. I'll be back on tomorrow to post to each of you.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!
Today is also Wayne & I wedding anniversay. 19 years today & I didn't even feel like eating out. But I cooked a nice meal at home for us.
I love & miss you all.........
02-14-2006, 09:15 PM
I knew there must have been a reason for not hearing from you! I hope you are feeling better real soon and hope you don't have to go to the hospital.
Dick and I just went out to our cozy little Italian restaurant and had dinner in front of the fireplace. It's snowing here again and cold out so we are just going to go to bed - cuddle under the covers and be warm.
How did you do on your exams????
Going over to the food diary thread and post and then off to bed.
Until tomorrow ...
02-15-2006, 04:50 PM
Sherry, that is so awful to hear!!! I hope your blood pressure goes down. Hospitals are no fun. Happy Anniversary!
CJ, I did okay on my exams. I should have been studying all along instead of waiting to the last minute and craming. It was over a month of material that I tried to study in a couple days (and three classes of a month of material at that). We will see. I say this EVERY time, but I am going to study a lottle bit everyday, so that it isn't so overwhelming when it comes time for tests. I have another exam to study for :(.
IS EVERYONE DEAD???? Check in with us from time to time, people!!!
02-16-2006, 08:07 PM
Just in for a quick post - was out helping hubby as much as I can with snow removal ... we got 3-4 inches Tuesday - about 4 inches last nite and today we are getting hit with a nasty winter storm - heavy snow and winds .. so far we probably have gotten about 6 inches today and it's still coming and they say all nite tonite - tomorrow - Saturday .. and on and on ... We just got the deck clearlled off (temporarily) and I have a path to my hot tub (yes, as cold as it is I'm going in tonite)!!! It is covered so I won't be snowed on ...
How is everyone doing? I got an email from Sharon - she is busy right now with brother Jerry - he is in the hospital - couldn't breath - he is hooked up to a breathing tube - she is really worried - SHARON: I am praying for Jerry - I hope he will be OK and will be home with you again soon! Love you!
Sherry: Hope you are feeling better and hope we hear from you soon too.
Sheridan: Thanks for helping me keep this thread going until our "missing members" return!
Everyone else! Please come back and post and let us know how you are doing! We miss you
OK .. got to go feed the "spoiled feline" her dinner and then go jump in the hot tub.
02-16-2006, 08:14 PM
I just realized that I posted on the 30th post so I guess it's time for a new thread .... I am going to go start one now so PLEASE do not post here any more .. Go to #14! Thanks ... see you there!
REMEMBER - THIS THREAD IS CLOSED - PLEASE GO TO #14.