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07-24-2001, 10:14 AM
Wow... yesterday there were a ton of people here, now today I am the starter!

I made myself a salad for lunch today... and walked Sadie this morning. We had a cooler front move in last night and dropped the temps about 10 degrees.... ahhhh relief!!!!

I got an e-mail from Brenda... she is A-OK! Her work put E-sniff on the puters and she is afraid to go on-line. Also, she is gone the rest of the week to her PL Conference. Hopefully soon she will be able to get on-line and update us!

Kim.. saw your post on yesterdays thread. Emma is not as popular here. Hubby and I fell in love with the name about 3 years ago and it stuck. The way I look at it, no matter how popular it is... nothing can be worse than Jennifer in the 70's.

Hope everyone is doing great today!! More later!

07-24-2001, 10:35 AM
Wouldn't you know it? I posted a new thread at the same time as you, Jen! Since I couldn't think of a poll I thought it would be more fun to come over here though, so mine is GONE GONE GONE :)

Ok, confession time, I called my leader this morning and wimped out of the next 3 weeks of WI. I have so much on my plate at the moment (apt expression :lol: ) that I'm not giving it any kind of shot at all, and I soooooo resent turning up and paying every week to find out I've maintained/gained AGAIN (I know, I know, it's pathetic). So, once I have the house move, the trip to Spain and the paper (as yet unwritten because writing partner is incommunicado in deepest Galicia) out of the way, I will take some time off and get back on track. I don't mean I'm going to go mad, though - in fact, I'm counting points again as of yesterday:D

Jen - there weren't too many Jennifers in my generation, in England it was popular about 20/30 years before. I have met a lot of American Jens though! I like some of the older names - Cicely/Cecily is pretty, and Claudie, Dorothy, Dora, Alice ... except my cousin beat me to Alice (after our Gran). I noticed also that there seems to be a trend in the US for naming kids with what I think of as surnames - Hunter, Parker, etc. In England they always get named after celebrities and TV characters, so there are hundreds of little Keanus and Kylies and Madonnas running around ...

Ok, getting back to work now!
Lolly (the wimp)

07-24-2001, 10:43 AM
Lolly... in the US, we name after celebrities also. THe funniest... when the movie Madeline came out (based on the cartoon) there were a ton of baby Madelines afterwards. Too bad, because I like that name! Jennifer was the most popular name in the US from 1969-about 1980. I once saw the statistics... And Michael for boys. That is still in the top 10 for popularity since about 1968. My brother is Michael... we are a way too popular family!!!

07-24-2001, 10:54 AM
And you've heard of Brooklyn Beckham, right? (Posh Spice's kiddie). What about Scary Spice's one - Phoenix Chi?! And Bob Geldof's 3: Fifi Trixiebelle, Peaches, and Pixie!!!


07-24-2001, 11:02 AM
Hi everyone! I was one of the lurkers yesterday-just had no time to post!!! Well, i am back from the wedding weekend in Chicago-I met my Fiance's entire family...and hung out w/his sister and her fiance all weekend...it actually went really well!!! We all bonded, and his mother was nice to me! His cousin even warned me not to take his mom too seriously b/c she can be hypercritical...which I have already experienced....so anyhow, things are good!
on the WWer front, things aren't so good..Lolly, you're not a wimp-I've basically done the same thing by skipping WI for three weeks...I know I have gained something...but I was OP yesterday and two of the three days I was in Chicago...we'll get there....I'm still in for the Labor Day challenge, Jen!!!! 145 here I come!!!!:s:
I picked up my weding dress last Thursday....whoo hoo!!!
DF and I actaully have a free weekend this weekend-we don't have to travel anywhere...I think we are going to Six Flags on monday.....then next weekend it's home to NY for a wedding planning marathon weekend...we hope to pick a DJ, look at hotels, finalize a church, and finish registering. I also want to finalize the girls' dresses...I'm going to be home for a week so i can do all of this!!!
Plus, my mom got free concert tix for Rod Stewart...so I get to go! We are thinking of 'Have I Told You Lately that I Love You" for our wedding song...so DF told me to ask Rod to come sing at the wedding:lol: -Bye! Lori

Janet R
07-24-2001, 11:08 AM
What do you think of the name "Ana-Lee". [One word, first name] I'd love to use that if I ever have a girl, and I love the way it sounds but I can't figure out how to spell it!


I was almost disappointed when I found out Benjamin was a boy b/c I wanted to use this name so bad! LOL

It has special significance since it's a combination of my DH's mom & grandma's names (the both passed away shortly before Ben was born.) My MIL's name was Carollee, and gran was Anne. I wanted to use the name Ana-Lee Carol.

Wow, I went on a bit about that, huh?

The CAD diet is so-far pretty easy for me to follow. Don't know if it's working though... LOL I count up the points in my head anyway (bad habit) and I'm well over the limits, soooo... Keeping my fingers crossed that by some miracle it works anyway.

Isn't weight loss simply a function of calories in vs. calories out? How can you lose weight w/out cutting calories? I'm having a hard time believing this can work, but if it does, I think I'll be one happy camper. At least right now I feel successful since I can actually manage to stick to the program! LOL


07-24-2001, 11:10 AM
I admit it. Me and b/f both love Roderick!! Have fun Lori!

Lolly - how to you get out without paying the fee? We can't do that here! DAMN YOU UK people!! It sucks up here...oh well!

My night was good until b/f wanted to go to DQ. Which is okay except they were out of 1pt fudgy bars, so I got a small cone...oh well, could have been worse, right? :^:

I always thought bob Geldof's kids names were very very way too trendy. And then Paula yeats went and called micheal hutchences kid Tiger Lily.

Ah, Micheal.. He was so dripping with sexuality!! OH well...all the good ones, well, hang themselves, literally or figuratively.

Well, I gotta run - hi to Jen, Kirsty, Kim, everyone....Jen, say hi to Brenda from us!

WI tonite - BTW hair is good its just past shoulderlength and a few long layers, will be way easier to do once I get used to it.

07-24-2001, 11:25 AM
Hi Everyone :) Ugh yesterday turned out so hot and oppressive... I was hoping today would be better but it's looking to wind up along the same lines. I guess we'll just have to stay in the air conditioning yet again. I don't even think it's that it is very hot, more that it is sooo humid.

Janet... I like Annalee or Annaleigh... I think that's really sweet that you want to combine the names and it does make a really pretty name whichever way you choose to spell it.

Lori... my friends and I were talking about going to a Six Flags... we haven't gotten to yet tho. I haven't been to an amusement park in a very long time. I think we'll probably wait till it cools off a little here. What kind of wedding dress did you get? I keep hearing about the new trends in wedding dresses (ie, 2 piece).

Well, I've got to run. Hi to everyone!

07-24-2001, 11:51 AM
Janet, I know someone here who spells it 'Annily', which I think is pretty.

Belle - I just told a little fibby and said I had to be out of town for work. Which is true the 3rd week, I will be in Spain. Just hope I don't run into my leader before then :s:


07-24-2001, 11:54 AM
Hi everyone! It was pretty busy here after I left work. I am working at home today. I started at 8am, wasn't feeling well last night so I slept in a little this morning. We did have a lovely dinner with DH, and MIL before she left today. We went out for Italian. I had steamed mussels with fettucini and a plum tomato sauce. I ate the whole thing and it was huge. Also had 2 glasses of wine and bread. That's ok, hopefully it wasn't too bad. I was only at 7 points before I went so I might not be too far over.

DH leaves tonight for Las Vegas. He has always wanted to go so he is going by himself. He comes back on Friday. I know he will have fun. It will be kind of nice to have the quiet house to myself for a few days with no guests. He will be gone during next week too, oh well.

RE: baby names. My friend who is PG doesn't have any ideas so far and said that she won't tell before the baby is bron. that kills me, I wan tto know. I understand that you don't want people to make bad comments about the names you have chosen but I really like to know. Oh welll. DH and I have already picked ours - John Sanders, call him Jack. that is both our dad's names. Ane Elizabeth Lynne if it is a girl. Elizabeth was my middle name before I got married and Lynne was my mom's middle name. I love family names. Alice is my favorite, cousin and g-ma but DH doesn't like it. (I like older traditional names too). DH like to shorten everything. We may call the girl Ellie, or Lily, we prefer Lily but have a 4 year old cousin with that name.

Janet - I like AnnaLee Carol, very pretty. Glad to hear that the new diet is going well so far.

Belle - How is the haircut?

Lolly - I think it is ok to put WW off for a while if you need to as long as you don't use it as an excuse to go crazy. Good luck getting through your busy time.

Kim - How exciting to look for reception sites! Keep us posted!

Lori - I'm glad you had so much fun at the wedding adn with DF's family. That is very important. Good luck with the planning, can't wait to hear the details!

Stacey - You can do it! Get right back OP and forget everything that happened before today!

Shaylene - Stay cool :)

Belle - I loe the message your neive left, that is too cute! Things like that really get me since we are close to having kids. :)

Jen- I love the name Emma. I also suggest Emma Lynne but DH doesn't like it. Oh well. Jennifer is very popular as was Sarah when I was in school.

Brenda- Hi! We miss you! Glad to hear that PL is going well. Come post when you can!

Where are Kay and Kirsty? Haven't hear from you lately. Hi to Tonya, Steph, Jen2, Kierie and everyone. Must go...


07-24-2001, 12:53 PM
Too bad the snacks are still out. Did you know that Spinach Dip is just as good with Tostitos as it is with Crackers? :^:
I AM starting over tonight, though.
Did anyone else get asked the "baby" question the moment they returned from their honeymoon? People are already asking! My creative memories leader told me I can't get pregnant until my Wedding Scrapbook is done. Haha! DH said we'll have at least a two year wait then. I asked him if it was a challenge?!?! He's not ready for kids but I am. I do want to get into a bigger house first. I like the names Emma Grace or Anna Grace after my grandma (Grace) and her sister (Anna). I don't know about boys, though.
My problem with posting is that my boss walks by and I have to minimize. Then I get busy and forget about my post!!! Everyone and their dog has posted by now!
As for the weather...it is too damn hot and too muggy!! They are predicting 108 today for the high. YUCKO!!!
I should be in a swimming pool with sunscreen right now!
I'm getting back to work...more later!

07-24-2001, 01:00 PM
Hi everyone! I'm back and all moved in. I think I earned a ton of exercise points in the move, but I made up for it eating. My parents came into town and we ate out the entire weekend. My dad went to college in this town, so he took us to one of the old burger joints he used to frequent 30 years ago. It was awesome! I took off from work yesterday to clean up the old apartment and get the new one organized. Then I spent the afternoon at the pool getting some sun. Weather here has been over 100 degrees, not good for moving.

Anyway, I don't have time for a long post right now. A couple of things...
Sarah ~ Way to go on the lifetime. I have 4 more WI before I'm a lifetimer. I'm going for a WW interview in August, so hopefully I'll get to work there.

Kim ~ Way cool on the reception hunting! Maybe he's ready for the leap. I don't know why men take so long getting "ready". In hindsight, marriage is really not hard at all. Its not any more difficult than being in a serious relationship. Good luck to you!

Trish ~ Have you gone to www.babynames.com ? They have a ton of ways to find a name. I like Franklin for a boy and Anna for a girl. My DH is a 4th, so we'll name our first son Michael V and call him quint (or cinco). Feel free to bounce off names here if you want :)

Belle ~ Whoo Hoo on the BF coming around. The modeling sounds great. I wish I were tall/skinny/pretty enough for that. It would be fun!

Well I am off! I'll check back later! Hi to all I missed


07-24-2001, 01:22 PM
Stacey... my MIL asked me the night of the rehersal dinner. She was so rude and blunt about it, I cried!!! We waited 2 years EXACTLY! I was due on our 2 year wedding anniversary, but she came 10 days early... shewwww! OH and Emma Grace was my fave tooooo, but we decided to use my moms name for Emma's middle... Emma Judith. My middle name is my grandmothers who died before I was born... I thought it was appropriate since my mom has battled cancer and won twice. She was so touched she cried...

OH and I forget who said something about not telling names until AFTER the baby is born... not only did we NOT know the sex, we didn't tell anyone the names either. It was more special to tell the family afterwards... and no one made any comments about not liking the names. I think that is why my mom was emotional about the name... seeing little Emma and hearing she is named after you. It was very special. If she would have been a boy... Thomas Paul. Named after my uncle Tom who also died when I was young. Great guy and he deserves it!!

07-24-2001, 01:59 PM
Lolly - I just don't know how you can get away without paying if you call in - our leaders would be like oh well, you pay when you get here for all missed weeks!! I hope you don't run into your leader! Yikes!!!

Sarah - the hair is, well, okay. Its quite a lot shorter, but I can wear it down again. It was so long that I was only putting it in ponytails etc and I wans't enjoying it. So I thought a change would be good. It pretty much looks like the pic I posted again.....

Yeah, Julie is pretty special. She phones me now and its so cute!!

Jen - I think not telling is fine and sort of fun. WE bugged my sister to tell us the gender/name and she wouldn't. Then when Julianna came my bro in law ran out and said "its a girl! Julianna Taylor" a dn we were all crying and stuff. We called her "eggbert" until she was born. She'll hate us for that one day!!!

Stacey - why oh why do people do that?? most annoying I should say.....I think its good to live with your spouse awhile as hubby and wife before bambinos anyway. It'll be the last time you get to do that. I am thinkign that b/f and I would travel and stuff first a nd have kids later in life - 30's and after. He hinted to that this moring, one of our friends is getting married next summer, selling everthing and going to live in Europe for a year. Of course, my b/f is too practical for htat, but I'd love it. he did think it was a cool idea though.

Kay - do you like your new place?? The modelling thing - I am by no means skinny, or tall. I am photogenic. And lucky. So, plus size modelling would be fun (size 10 and up) I'd kill to be a size 10....

Well, I better go and get more work done. I am having Greek tonite (with the stepmother!:o ) , so I am trying to save points wherever I can. So far I am at 5 points - one low fat muffin and coffee (I am really counting even the coffee milk, so I am doing good - Yay!!).

Names - I like Liam (mom hates that name) Emmanuel, James, Dane, Emily, Emmanuelle, Emma, Rebecca..and Alana. and tons more of course, I am brain dead...


07-24-2001, 02:44 PM
Hello all! Sorry I didn't have a chance to check in yesterday... I had a great weekend. Didn't meet a spouse at the block party that I went to on Saturday, but did have a great time! I did give my phone number to a cute boy but we'll see if he ever calls! :D
Sunday I spent the day at the beach, which is about the only way to deal with this awful humid weather we've been having.

Jen - I hear you about growing up a Jennifer in the 70's!! I have a group of friends that have called me by my last name for so long (to differentiate me from the other Jennifer's) that I wonder if they even know my first name! My mom swears that it wasn't popular and that she didn't know any Jennifers when I was born...not so sure that I believe her!

Belle - Congrats on the b/f situation!! You sound so much more confident of things now than you were last week. I'm glad you got some kind of indication about how serious he really is!! :) :)

Lolly - I don't think it is so bad that you plan to miss a few meetings (and at least you can do it without having to pay!) Sometimes a small break does wonders for getting re-motivated.

Lori - Good job staying OP most of the time you were in Chicago...you managed to come here right in the middle of some terrible weather!! Things are starting to get a bit less humid as of today.

Kay - Let us know how the new apartment is. It sounds like you have a pool there. That's cool!

Stacey - I am starving today and after reading your post, now I really want spinach dip (and tostitos!!)

Janet - Glad to hear you are sticking to the CAD program. Maybe this is what you needed to get back on track!

Sarah - Enjoy your alone time while DH is away!!

Hi to Trish, Tonya, Kier, Kirsty, and anyone else that comes out to play!!


Trish O
07-24-2001, 03:00 PM
Hello all. I am so busy today, no time for a real post. Just wanted you all to know that I am lurking.

I will post more tomorrow.


07-24-2001, 03:16 PM
OKAY...I have to come clean here. I am seriously stressing about meeting his ex in December.

NOT b/c I think he will like her again or anything like that. I am confident (moreso) in our relationship and how he feels about me.

BUT having said that....I was looking at pics of her (Iknow, bad me :nono: ) and she is v. pretty and v. thin (and thank god has the personality of a surf board) You guys know the history with her, phoning all the time etc...anyway...and I don't want to meet her and know she is way thinner than me (the pretty part I cna't do anything about, need to focus on what I can change, right?). I don't want to be 200lbs when I meet this little thin girl. you know?? I don't want to take that blow to my ego/self esteem. I know I'll end up feeing horrible about it. I want to be able to meet her and say - yup I was the best and looked the best I can.

Yes, I know this is puttting so much emphasis on looks, but who of you can tell me as an overweight person (or even at goal) that looking good/thin wasn't something you wanted and were touchy about?? well, take whatever you feel and times that by 20...and that is where I am. I am from this insanely obsessed by weight/appearance family. I don't judge others by it, but I am always afraid that others judge me by it. And people DO judge overweight people in some way (but that is aWHOLE OTHER ball of wax)

I am really stressing about this. I mean, I DREAM about it!! I looked at old pics of me at 252 and tried to say hey, I am not that person anymore, but its not good enough. I am trying not to become obsessed and I dohn't want to get to that point where it encompasses every aspect of my life again. I mean, tha tis why I joined WW b/c its healthy, realistic, something you can do for the rest of your life, and there are others for moral support, people who know where you've been. You know??? Anyway, I am trying so hard to not get obsessed.

But like last night after I ate that cone, I felt so guilty, like I did when I struggled with eating problems in high school. It scared me. I shared with b/f (he knows all about it) and he was scared I might be obsessing and wants me to tell him if it occurs again. and of course he was very affectionate and full of "I think you are beautiful" comments, but also said that he is afraid that no matter how thin I get I'll want to be thinner. so in other words, he thinks I am obsessive about my wieght. Its not that easy though I know what I see in the mirror and I get sick thinking about her seeing me and viewing me and judging me. I know you guys have said in the past, no matter what you weigh when you get there, they'll like you for you - and htat's true, but still, the thought of that girl....yikes. Its not even like jealousy b/c I know that b/f really cares for me for ME and isnt' into her anymore. No, this is about something else. Competition? I don't know!! Its bizarre how I feel about this...

Well, it feels good to come clean anyway and tell you guys what's going on. I know you probably can't help (unless there are psychologists lurking out there) but it feels good to tell someone who understands....

Thanks for letting me share/vent.


07-24-2001, 03:24 PM
Belle... Question... why will you see her in December?? Does she still hang with your BF?? I am just wondering. Hubby thinks the same of me. He thinks I obsess way too much. But I am better than I used to be. When I was on WW before being PG I really deprived myself. I am much more realistic now. But I have heard that once you lose all the weight, many times you still see the heavy person. It is something you need to work out with yourself! Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and said "Dang I am looking good"?? If so, live off of that and not the negatives! Because if you see it once, you will be able to see it many more times! Remember... when it gets tough... we are still here for you!

Oh and get into the challenge... there is nothing like a good challenge and it will keep you honest... MEET THOSE GOALS! You can do it!

Grace, Grace
07-24-2001, 03:28 PM
Hey girls I haven't checked posts yet in fact I am still in camp but Have a break so I have a quick question.

How many pts for cheesecake?????? I checked Dotties and the book. I have low pts so far for the day and I would like a piece:)

Thanks Becky

07-24-2001, 03:34 PM
Xmas at his home....

His family lives across the country, and so does she. He has already mentioned that she will want to see him, and we decided the best way to do that is to have her over to his mom's place so its a group thing and not me him and her, or just him and her. Of course, we figure she'll want to have him and her time, and he said he'll tell her no unless I can come along. which is good!! But at the same time, means I have to meet her.

I think he should just say no I don't have time to see you, but he says he wants to maintain civil/friends with her. In his defence, he hasn't rung her in a long time, and she hasn't phoned to my knowledge....though you never know, I can't be with him 24/7 and I don't want to be monitoring his phone calls either. That's ludicrous.

I am still a bit miffed that he sent her a bday card in May. But whatever....she gives him elaborate gifts for his bday/xmas...so I guess he could have reciprocated and didn't. That is good.

Jen, I'll get more in the challenge and try to be "challenged" rather than "obsessed".

I have had the "wow I look good moment" once or twice, but its hard to hang on to that!?

Oh well, what can you do....I'll do my best to not obsess.

And now, my break is over and I must go back to work (booh!!)

Thanks for the advice/listening!

Becky - I think its about 9pts.


07-24-2001, 03:38 PM
Belle... If you are there with, I am sure she will feel like the third wheel and get the point. If she doesn't, then good golly, she needs help. Maybe this will be closure!!!! Closure is a good thing. This positive about the whole thing. Maybe this is your chance to finally be rid of her!!! Does she live anywhere near where the new job is???

Cheesecake... the only list I have with me says 1/16 of a 9 inch pie is 7 points. ENJOY!!!!

07-24-2001, 03:47 PM
Jen: I hope you didn't take it to mean I don't like the name Emma, because I do! :) It's a beautiful name. My great-grandmother's name was Emma she was German. (Her last name was Sassenshied quite a mouthful)

Janet: Annaleigh is a beautiful name! <-- That's the spelling I like. My parents have a friend in Germany whose name is Annaliese, which I always thought was pretty.

Becky: I don't know what cheesecake is, but I bet it's a lot. Like 10 or more for a slice.

Belle: I'm with Jen ... why do you have to meet the ex?

How's everyone eating today? I had a salad (and chips and salsa con queso) for lunch ... but I feel so bloated (it's PMS time) and I don't FEEL like I lost any weight. I'll probably gain tomorrow and be all depressed.

I have a meeting in a few minutes so I better run. See ya later!

07-24-2001, 03:53 PM
Belle: The first Christmas I spent at my b/f's mom's, one of his exes just showed up one morning to say hi. It was like 10 in the morning, I had just gotten up and was wearing sweats, no makeup and my glasses. Then I had to meet her ... it was HORRIBLE!

I just think you can be civil to someone without actually having to go out of your way to see someone. But you know how I feel about ex-girlfriends! :D

07-24-2001, 03:54 PM
No, she lives in Halifax on the east coast and this job is in Vancouver on the West coast....Yay! B/f would like to move east later, but not back to the maritimes, more like Ontario or Quebec.

Maybe it will be closure. I sure don't want to NOT meet her if b/f goes to see her. I think she should meet me and see that I am real. B/f said when he saw her last xmas, when I wasn't there, that he felt it was more closure for her then, when he talked about me and showed pics and stuff and was more real to her, and there was that time she talked to me on the phone....

BUT I am still obsessed about weighing a decent normal weight when I see her, you know?

Anyway, thanks for listening.

Kim, how was your appt? are you okay??

If you are up tomorrow, its TOM. I gain a bit every TOM but I am prepared fo rit now, even though its a bit depressing....

Belle (the challenged)

07-24-2001, 03:57 PM
Kim.. nope, didn't get that impression at all. I have noticed a couple new Emma's popping up recently tho. But I still love the name. Speaking of which, you mentioned Annaliese, I almost named Emma... Emmalise. Hubby hated that. I think Emma is short and sweet. I do think it is weird that you know so many people that named their kids all the same.

I think I like Annaleigh the best. Anna is another fave of mine. But having 2 girls... one Emma, one Anna, maybe be weird! Love Olivia too, and Hannah, but would never use that one because it is way tooo popular. Last year that was the #1 name in the US. I check these things out!!! Go to the social security website... Somewhere on there I found the popular names list!!

I have to admit that (As Lolly pointed out) I don't like the surname names for boy... the Hunter/Parker etc. Too trendy for me. But then again, I am not a Tiffany, Brittany fan either. Just my opinion!


07-24-2001, 04:27 PM
Jen & Belle - The comment about losing weight and still seeing the heavy person is something that my sister and I were just talking about today. I lost 30 pounds almost 2 years ago and this is the first time in my life I have ever been thin. I still do not look at myself as a thin person and am still surprised by the amount of attention I now get from guys (not a ton, just more than before) I wonder all the time if I will ever stop seeing the heavy person when I look in the mirror. I mean, sometimes I look at myself and realize how much better I look than I used to, but I still feel like the heavy girl. It's weird...
Belle - If you absolutely have to meet the ex (which I don't think you should have to because there seems to be no real reason he needs to see her) just remember that you are the one he chooses to be with, and that should make her feel awkward, not you. Try not to worry about it so much...

Grace, Grace
07-24-2001, 04:50 PM
Whew my work day is almost ending and I thought I should properly post. Thanks for the cheesecake input. I ate a tiny piece. I will probably say7 since that is the lowest quote I heard :s: Um I am doing well on pts. I have done well the past couple of days and I will know how well I did for the wk on Fri. am. I am hoping that it is good.


Lori-I am so glad that things went well with DF's family. That is always a huge relief. Whew hew in with the fam!!!!!!

Janet- I am glad you found something that works for you :)

Stacey- Isn't it funny how when your single it is "when are you getting married?" then when babies? then when are your having more kids etc etc etc. I know it is so ridiculous. Oh well peopole just like to investigate I guess.

Jen-YOur story about Emma's name was so precious. I am not even close to having children but Idon't think I want to know the sex either.

Belle-YIKEs, I am kinda with you on this one. Why does he need to see her??? OH well if you are past that I would just talk to your b/f about what you will need from him when your are with her to feel good. Such as a lot of attention whether it be physical or just talking. Think aobut what he could do to help the situation but more importantly be confident in yourself. I know that is sooooooooo much easier said than done. If it were me I would pray that God would remind me of my accomplishments and help me to be confident. Prayer always centers me :) Anyways I hope that it goes well and for the millionth time you are beautiful:D

Well Ladies gotta go but I will check in soon!

07-24-2001, 05:23 PM
Speaking of last names as first names, a friend of mine had a little boy 10 months ago and named him Brady. Not sure I like it. Another friend named her little boy Wyeth.

A cool name I've heard in the past few years is my friend Wendy's little girl (who is now 2), Raina.

Belle: I'm doing OK. The procedure I'm having to zap off the bad cells isn't until Aug. 6. I prefer not to think about it much til then! It's easier that way! But I did quit smoking. I wasn't a big smoker, but it had increased over the past year. Once I read that smoking can contribute to cervical dysplasia, I quit that minute. Haven't had a cigarette in 5 days.

07-24-2001, 05:24 PM
Becky, I would go for the lowest point count too! I am so bad that way! Oh well, what can you do! thanks for your support, I will take your advice.

Jen2/Jen - I guess she SHOULD be the one that feels uncomfortable and all. I just do NOT want her to be happy that I am overweight, you know?? does that make sense?

Jen2 - I have never been thin really, so I always see the fattest Belle, not where I am or where I will be. Its not easy to do!!!

Gotta go now for real!


07-24-2001, 05:25 PM
Kim - congrats on quitting smoking!! Its a feat in itself. Good luck with that! i wont mention the procedure again until you do....


07-24-2001, 05:40 PM
Belle... even at my highest weight, my hubby still said I am not fat or overweight.... so neither are you! You are not obese by any means and I bet you are healthier than she is... and I bet you can jog longer! Believe it or not, most men like women with a little something on thier bones! How comforting that is! And what you think may be beautiful may be way off from your bf. He most likely thinks you are way more beautiful... personality is a powerful thing! Don't dwell on it... challenge yourself to get to your goal and be happy with you!

I know you probably hate hearing this from everyone... but I struggle the same way you do. I question myself and my looks all the time. I have been married almost 3 years and I still wonder about the ex and why he liked her.... so you really aren't alone!

How about a..... {{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}

07-24-2001, 05:48 PM
Thanks Jen! Is actually nice to hear that someone else thinks about the ex. You make a very interesting point about the personality. After all, he has known her for 6 years and after that long, personality has LOTS to do with it....hmmmm

b/f says he doens' tlike skinny girls and when he sees them he makes comments like "someone should feed her". He does like healthy girls. AND he told me I am more fit than he is. How weird is that?? He said I am very fit, I even walk faster than him and I don't get out of breath as easily. Woo hoo. Considering I am 5 inches shorter and 30 lbs heavier than him!! I thought that was cool. :cool:

I do feel much better than I did this morning and way more in control. So thank you all for your advice, support and honesty about your own lives, self image and ex's. :)

Only 2 more hours to hometime, but then I am going out for dinner with the stepmonster! I hope the force is with me!!!

07-24-2001, 05:50 PM
Jen - BTW you really DON'T look overwieght. The last pic you posted you looked very very thin!

And cute to boot!


07-24-2001, 06:01 PM
Thanks Belle.. that pic of me in the green dress...I am (really I am..) 199. My Labor Day Goal!!!! And a size 14.

I am 15 pounds heavier at the moment.... arggg. But I am 5'8 and hide my weight really well.... SHEWWWWW. The pic I posted with little Emma way back when... I am about 220. I hope to post more pics soon, gotta find time to scan!

07-24-2001, 06:02 PM
Its the one with Emma at the computer screen I believe that I am thinking of!

07-24-2001, 06:05 PM
Yah Belle... I am about 220 there. My face is skinnier... I lost my double chin... FINALLY! It takes awhile for that chin to leave, but once it is gone, it really helps a person look thinner!!!

Thanks for the compliment! I think you look thin in your camping pics... even with the blankets one! :) You face looks thin.

07-24-2001, 06:06 PM
PS... Are you procrastinating like I am?? 55 minutes and I am gone!

07-24-2001, 06:11 PM
YES ! I think we win the award for most posts/least work in one day!! But i have a meeting from 4-5pm....I hate that b/c I usually leave at about 4:30. Oh well - BOOH!!!

Well, have a good night!


07-24-2001, 06:22 PM
Belle: No problem. And to everyone, I hope I haven't come across as too *****y today. I just feel really tired and cranky and I have a killer of a headache.I just want to go home and sleep, but I have about another hour of work to do before I can get out of here.

I may run out to get some coffee, though.