Support Groups - ~~ Thin Wannabees Chit Chat - #18 ~~

06-23-2006, 04:23 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:

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06-23-2006, 04:25 PM
OK - come on and POST POST POST everyong!! See you Monday! Oh - and don't forget to check #17 for any posts you may have missed! :carrot:

Love, CJ

06-23-2006, 11:26 PM

It's so good to be back in the modern world. lol. Had a really bad storm go through our area Thurs. afternoon, and we lost power, phone, etc. Power came back on that night, but didn't get the phone, cable, or dsl back till today. Had to "rough" it. lol.

Mom and I packed Hannah off to her dad's since he had electricity, then spent time at Wal-Mart. I bought a battery powered alarm clock, ice to try and keep the food cold, and clothes to wear today since I couldn't do laundry. We were told origanally we wouldn't get power back till sometime Saturday night/Sunday morning. Well, we get home, and walk in the house, and all of a sudden-LIGHTS!! It figures! If I didn't go to Wal-Mart to buy that stuff, we wouldn't have power yet. lol. Not complaining, though. Some of the smaller towns definatly won't have power till the weekend. I guess there are advantages to living in the bigger areas, right?

The only casualty from the storm was some guttering was pulled of the house, and a tree branch from the neighbor's tree took out my daughter's swing set. Oh well, all that can be replaced. No one was injured, and no major house damage. I can definatly live with that! I know there are probably some people not as lucky as us.

didn't do as well today as I have the last couple days with the water, but did manage about 30 oz. Yesterday, made it to over 60! And, I have managed to keep the snacking to a minimum, too.

Still haven't gotten on a scale, but think I have lost a little. Maybe I will break down and buy one this weekend as I am curious if I've at least gotten under 220.

Guess that's it for now.

Talk to you later, and have a great weekend!!


06-26-2006, 11:51 AM
KimV- glad you are all safe. We didn't have much in the way of storms up here, just some much needed rain. My tomatoes and peppers were thirsty!

Not much going on right now. I have lost another 4 pounds......down to 172, only 3 more pounds until I am just overweight!!! Never thought that would make me happy :)

06-26-2006, 04:31 PM
Just got home from work, and thought I would post a quick note.

Weighed myself Sat. night on one of those fortune telling/lucky number scales, so don't know how accurate it is, but at least it was something to go by. According to that scale, I am 221. That's down from my last dr. visit of 226, 227. Something like that. So, not as much as I wanted to see, but it was around 5 pounds. Plus, it is that time of month for me, and I am retaining water (don't you love PMS? lol). Better than nothing!!! I am currently back in my 'normal' size of 22, out of the 24's. Actually, 22's are getting a little big, and constantly pulling my pants up at work (hate to wear belts, so i guess I will just keep tugging on them. lol) but 20's are still too tight and uncomfortable. I'm hoping by the middle of July, I will be in the size 20's. But, I'm not going to get my hopes up just yet. Gonna take it one day at a time!

Tammi- Way to go girl! Good job on the 4 pounds and keep up the good work!

Gotta run. Talk to you all later, and have a good week.


06-26-2006, 08:44 PM
Woo hoo! 5 pounds is great Kim!! Happy dance for ya. TOM just got over here and took those nasty pounds with it, yea.

I tried on my sole pair of size 12 jeans today and a pair of size 12 denim shorts this morning. Amazingly I got them on and zipped!! Ok, so they don't look relaxed fit......a girl has got to have something to keep her going. I'm eyeing my size 10 Levi's that I haven't worn since I quit my Postal job 9 years ago. Maybe in 20 more pounds or so, LOL That seems like forever.

I think mid July is definitely doable for the size 20's. I don't have anything bigger than an 18 (that is because I refused to buy anything bigger than an 18, not because I couldn't wear them, LOL.......stretch pants are not my friend.......they deceived me for many years about how big my butt really was but they weren't sized with those numbers to make me worry).

Do your jeans shrink in the washer??? I swear mine do and then it takes all day to get them loosened up. And if you can wear a smaller size one you automatically refuse to wear the bigger sizes and only wear that one pair of smaller pants?? Sorry its just one of those odd things that I was thinking about today and I wondered how many of us get into the same mindset when we diet. I know, once I get my big ole butt into a smaller pair of jeans, I pack the bigger sizes away even if I can still wear them comfortably. Am I weird or just obsessed.

Well have a great evening, it sure is beautiful outside right now. Think it must be time for another dog walk. :)

06-28-2006, 12:32 AM
Sorry I haven't been around ... we went downstate for a couple days and then have been having storms for the last 2 days ... I just got in now from the hot tub - sure needed that. Am now ready to crawl under the covers and go nite nite!

Kim and Tami:
WTG on your losses!! Wow! 4 lbs for Tami and 5 lbs for Kim - you girls rock! I have been doing better on my food this week ... maybe next week I can brag along with you. We'll see.

Well, keep up the good work. Hope to hear from EVERYONE soon!

Love, CJ

06-29-2006, 12:33 PM
Oh where or where is everyone at? Oh where oh where can you be??? LOL

What an awful start to my day here. I got up at 5:30 to walk the dog and the next thing I know, the dog is gone. The door that had been locked last night was now wide open. Went for a walk without stupid dog, came home and my husband was up and informed me that he just went downstairs and my 13 year old daughter wasn't anywhere in our home. Talk about crisis mode now.

Looked on her computer and found out her friend Eden had been logged onto to her computer late last night (after we went to bed she apparantly came over). Went to Eden's house about 6 am and her parents said she was at my house.......well maybe sometime but not right now. Went to vist all her friends parents to see if anyone knew where she and Eden might be. No luck on this. Called my mother to go over to my ex husbands house to see if maybe he picked her up in the middle of the night. Nope. Talked to the neighbors, no luck. Finally after almost 3 frantic hours my 13 year old calls my husband and tells him they left really early to walk down to the donut shop (about 2 miles) because they were sick, hungry and whatever other excuses she had for him. I drove to donut shop and they weren't there. Went back to Eden's house, no luck. Finally about 9 am she shows up with Eden. Boy was I pissed. She is grounded for a month. Then her dad shows up right after she got home (he had been out for a few hours looking also). He of course thinks a month is too severe for his poor baby girl. I think she's lucky to be alive right now. Am I wrong?? She was told last night she had to stay home. She didn't have permission to have a friend come over in the middle of the night. And she didn't bother telling anyone she was leaving in the dark (and it had to be dark because when I went out at 5:30 it was still a bit dark).

Sorry for the rant, hopefully the day will improve.


06-29-2006, 05:55 PM

I am so glad your daughter and friend are okay. I know they don't understand the big deal being made. I would be very upset, too. Can't even begin to imagine what you were thinking happened to them.

No, I don't think you are wrong for grounding her. I would of considered that a gift to be grounded only a month. I don't know what your grounding consist of, but I would not of been allowed to go anywhere, talk to any one on the phone, have friends over. If computers would of been around then, definatly no computers (or video games). I might of been real lucky to be able to watch t.v. My mom probably would of come up with some extra chores for me to do to make sure I didn't get 'bored.'

What does your ex think should be done? My daughter's dad probably would of just told my daughter 'don't do it again' and that would be it. Hopefully, she will learn not to do something like that again. Hope it works out for the best for all of you.


06-29-2006, 09:00 PM

LOL, my ex called me today and told me 1 month was way to much for the offense. But then again, he thinks its cool to smoke pot and he let her get a belly button ring last week without my knowledge. Talk about being pissed. She is 13 not 16 and there is a world of difference there!. I spent 3 hours worrying about her and had everyone I knew out looking for her butt. I think a month was more than fair. I also took her cell phone.

This should be a fun summer at my house. Hope all is good your way.


06-29-2006, 11:33 PM
Oh my Tami - my heart goes out to you! I've been there - done that with my 13 yr old daughter - they think they are 30! She's 35 now so we both survived! I think you did right - she was so inconsiderate and I'm sorry you don't have the backing of your ex on this - that would be a big plus. But, keep you chin up - And remember ... we are here if you need to vent! I have a feeling you'lll be venting a lot .. That wasn't encouraging was it? sorry. But, like I said, been there-done that. Girls are not easy to raise in my opinion - boys are much easier. I have 4 daughters and 5 sons and the biggest troubles were with my girls. In my opinion, the punishment fits the crime! Just keep talking to her so she at least understands why you were so upset!

Love, CJ

06-30-2006, 08:21 AM
Thanks to all for your kind words. I have 3 daughters (atleast one is a grown up now thankfully), 2 more to get through this experiment in life called being a teenager. Whats really unnerving for me is this particular daughter is also on the honor role without fail. I mean she is really bright. It makes it soooo hard to be upset with her for very long. What concerns me is her friends are not honors students. School is a big party for them. I just don't want her to fall to that level. She needs to go to college. Now if only here mom would of set a better example and finished herself, LOL

I am sure when my 7 year old daughter gets to be a teenager I will be in for the ride of my life. Can't wait for that. She's our "creative" one. She lives in a fantasty world most of the time and doesn't focus well on anything but the tv. She makes up all kinds of stories already.

Well as far as my diet, I've been doing well.........kind of. We went to Bandido's Mexican restaurant last night and all I had was a grilled chicken and jack sandwich without the bun, no fries, and a handful(small) of tortilla chips with salsa. Normally I can eat 2 bowls of chips all by myself. But after a few chips, yuck, they tasted awful. I think my tastes are finally changing. I don't crave the junk anymore.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day! Time to go start my fairytale life as a stay at home mom slave....

07-01-2006, 10:28 PM
Hi everyone,

Well, I had some good news yesterday. Before I went on my six-week sick leave with my foot injury, I joined a weight loss challenge at work. I weighed in at 216. That was somewhere around April 1. Then the middle of April to the begining of June I was off work, couldn't do much in the way of exercise (not that I do much when I am feeling fine anyway-lol), and got put on meds that made me gain weight. I would guess I went up to around 225. Well, yesterday was the final weigh in day for the challenge, and though I know I didn't loose anything, I wanted to weigh in and see what I weighed.

Guess What? I weighed in at exactly 216. Man, did that make me feel good. Even though officially i didn't loose anything for the challenge, I actually lost probably 10 pounds all together. The last time I weighed was at the drs office at 223 I think, and that was before the meds. So saying I was around 225 is purely a guess. Either way, I'm back to where I started.

So, starting today, my official starting weight is 216. My heaviest that has been recorded was 227 about 4 or 5 years ago. My goal is to get down to 150. My first 'mini-goal' is to get down to a size 20 by end of July (at 22 right now). I don't know if I should weigh weekly, and have a goal with the weight, or use sizes as a goal. I need to get a scale if I'm going to do any kind of weighing, or stop at the drs. office once a week. I like to see the numbers go down, but used to obsess about it. I guess I will see what works best for me in the long run.

Anyway, that is my good news! Hope everyone has a great weekend, and a happy 4th of July!!


07-02-2006, 10:24 AM
Way to go Kim!!!!!! I'm sure that brightens up your day. I haven't lost anything in over a week, might of even gained a pound. I'm not too worried because I tend to lose 4 or 5 pounds at once when I do.

Things have calmed down around here finally. We are getting ready for a 4th of July barbecue at my sisters house Tuesday. She has an inground pool. Of course the downside is, we have to listen to how many new things they have bought since Christmas.....spend, spend, spend is they're motto.

Happy 4th of July a bit early to all!!!


07-04-2006, 04:09 PM
Happy 4th of July!!! Hope everyone is having a good holiday. :carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:

Hubby has decided that we are taking the kids camping this weekend. This should be fun, LOL :dizzy: We are going up to East Harbor State Park in Ohio. Its on Lake Erie and looks like it should be a nice place to pitch a tent. My guess is despite my best efforts, my diet will go to ****. :devil: I'm planning on taking some chicken and vegetables, hamburger (no bun for me) and plenty of low calorie snacks. And a big bowl of watermelon and cantaloupe. My little ones are sooo excited right now. My five year old son is counting the days until we leave Friday morning. I am debating whether to take my laptop or not, the camp store area of the park has free wifi access but hubby will not be happy. Camping is supposed to be a time to kick back and enjoy (sit on your *** time) yourself.

I am still at 172 no matter what. :?: Hopefully the scale will move downwards soon before I do what I always do and quit.

:hug: Happy greetings to all, I'm outta here.

07-09-2006, 09:57 AM
Good morning everyone and hope you all had a happy 4th! Sorry I haven't been around - it's been quite a week for me! We had company for the 4th, I've been baby-sitting my 5-yr old (she's a handful!) - have been planting a lot of perrenial plants here and there and everywhere, moving furniture, and alas, nurturing a bad back .... also had a couple power outages this week to boot! I haven't been on the computer hardly at all because of all of the above but it's been too painful to sit on the computer chair so although I didn't post, I was thinking of you all. Hope everyone had a great 4th and are now back on track with their eating programs. I slipped a couple days but haven't been to bad - haven't weighed myself yet - think I'll wait until next Wednesday.

Good job on your weight! I'm sure that made you feel great - and good luck on your July mini goal - keep us posted on your progress. YOU CAN DO IT!

Hope you had a fun time on your camping trip. We used to camp a lot when the kids were home .. was fun! LOL on the computer and your hubby - doesn't he know that playing on the computer IS relaxing? hahaha ... Well, hope you and your family had a good time - and if by chance you didn't follow your good intentions for your diet - don't fret, just get back on track again! And if you're still at your same weight don't fret - and don't quit - you'll get those scales moving again!

Well - where is the rest of our posters - I won't mention any names cuz YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!! We miss you so get back in here and post!

Got to go ... talk to ya all later...
Love, CJ

07-09-2006, 02:58 PM
Good afternoon ladies. Just got back from our trip, I didn't take the iBook with me (too much hassle and not much room for it in the Jeep). Hubby and the kids had a good time. We spent all day yesterday at the beach on Lake Erie. It was absolutely beautiful up there. Although it still smells like a lake.:barf: :barf:

I think I did ok on my diet, I broke down and had an ice cream cone yesterday, it was a small one LOL. :moo: Also had a few chicken sticks and about 10 french fries at the Big Boy restaurant in Napoleon OH on the way home. I made some Chicken with zuchini squash, yellow squash, onions, olive olive and cajun seasoning in a bag and took it on the trip with us. Then I put it in litttle foil packs and cooked it over the firepit. It was wonderful.

CJ- sorry about your bad back. That must be awful. Hubby has a bad neck and shoulder, not sure which one cause he's always changing his mind, LOL Bet you had fun babysitting!!!:D My five year old son was an absolute pain in the rear end on our trip.

Gotta finish unpacking here and go get my walking buddy (my dog) from mom's house. Hope everyone had a good weekend.

07-10-2006, 01:16 AM
Hi y'all,

Hope every one had a good 4th. Not too bad on this end. Quiet though, as Hannah spent the holiday with her dad. I enjoyed the quietness of the house and used it for schoolwork.

I take classes online through Indiana Business College (double majoring in Accounting and Administrative Assistant). Anyway, supposed to start classes on the 26th of June, but couldn't log onto them. Kept getting a denied access screen. Didn't get a chance to get logged on till the Friday after, so I've been playing catch up ever since. But, the good news is, I'm caught up as tonight with the regular assignments. Now, just to keep up with the weekly work, and start on my portfolio project that I should have worked on the last two weeks. A lot or research and writing is what I'm in for. Hoping to do my week 3 work tomorrow and Tues. then spend the rest of the week (and probably weekend) working on the portfolio.

So, that has been my excitement for the past week or so.

CJ- sorry to hear about your back problems. Been there/done that and can sympathize. Not much fun at all. Hurts to sit, hurts to stand, etc. Take care and hope you start feeling better soon.

Tammi- glad you had a good time. It would be sooo nice to be able to go somewhere for a vacation. Won't be able to do that till after Jan. as I used all my vacation during my sick leave :( That's six loonnnggg months of having to go in every day. Oh well, I'll survive. Already looking foward to labor day and the three day weekend then. lol.

Gonna get off here and go to bed. Five a.m. is going to get here way to soon for me. lol


07-15-2006, 09:28 AM
:carrot: Where is everyone at???? Hello if your out there.

KimV- Wow you are ambitious! Working full time and taking classes to better yourself. I know you'll do well.:carrot: :carrot: :carrot: I am thinking of going back to school this semester, I've done it many times before and always do well in school. Then something happens to my mindset and I quietly stop attending. I am thinking seriously about going to Brown Mackie next fall (not this year because of kindergarten hours) to finally become an LPN. Of course the only catch is it costs 21,000 for the course and we don't qualify for anything but loans as far as aid goes. I would love to get into IPFW or IVY Tech but the programs are near impossible to get into......and my math skills are a couple of decades behind the times, LOL

CJ- hope your back is feeling better now. I can't say as I've ever had back problems but my hubby has serious neck, shoulder and back problems so I do understand what you are going through. Hang in there.:hug:

Now for the good news.....after a seriously awful 3 weeks of no weight loss, I am down to 168!!!:carrot: :carrot: :carrot: I am now "overweight" not obese, LOL LOL :rofl: Like some arbitrary number really means much.....I just wish I could see the loss. To me I am still a "frumpy" little housewife with a few extra tires floating around my waist.

07-16-2006, 01:22 AM
hello, I'm here!

I've been lurking. Hadn't really had much to say this week, but have checked in almost daily.

Hey Tammi, good job! I can't wait to get down enough in my weight to be classified as "overweight" and not "obese." Actually, I will be glad to get out of the 200's. but at the rate I'm going down (and that is not at all), then it will be this time next year. I got to add some exercise to my life, just not sure what to do. Can't walk right now, as the foot still bothers me too much. Seems everything makes it hurt way too much. Maybe I should break down and buy a swimsuit, and start going to the pool at the YMCA. That shouldn't hurt the foot much. Anyway, way to go!!

I feel like the world's worst mom right now. I had to disipline my daughter for lieing to me. :( She has a blow-up sword from her McDonald's happy meal, and she was playing with one of the kittens with it. Then she decided to hit Dusty with it a couple times. I didn't see it, just heard it. When I asked her if she hit Dusty with it, she stopped, and looked at me, and you could tell she was really debating about what to say. She then said "No way." I asked her again, and she acted really funny about it and then said she didn't know. I told her to put the toy up and then she told me yes she hit the cat, like if she told me that, then I wouldn't make her put it up. I decided going to bed was what she was going to have for her disipline for lieing to me. She then started crying like I hit her. And I feel like a creep. I know she needs to learn not to lie, and that if I changed my mind about it, that wouldn't teach her anything. In fact, in a couple other "little" lies (I know, no such thing as a little lie), she got off almost scott-free.

Oh the joys of parenthood. :^:

Well, guess that's it. I think I will head to bed now. Hannah is in my bed tonight, so I will probably go in there and cuddle with her, and let her know how much I love her and that I still don't like that she lied, but doesn't mean I don't love her.

Now I understand what parents mean when they say things like "this is going to hurt me more than it's going to hurt you." Have a good (what's left of it) weekend!


07-16-2006, 09:00 AM
Good Morning to All!!

Kim - don't sweat the small stuff!! I have 4 kids (well 3 at home still) and have been through the lying phase many times. It won't hurt her to have some disipline at an early age. My kids go to bed without dinner alot (they don't eat what I fix for dinner anyways normally). They forget all about it soon and love you more than ever.

You will get under 200!!! It will happen. So what if it takes awhile, you will stand a better chance of keeping the weight off. I made up my mind that I will never see 200 again. Heck I don't ever want to see 170 again! I want to be happy and healthy and sneak into my 13 years olds closet for something to wear. Kind of a torture thing, LOL Believe me, she is getting nervous as I inch down towards her weight:devil:

Yes by all means GO TO THE Y!!! I haven't done that in years, the one I liked to go to has closed its doors and sold the property to a charter school. I have a little 14 foot by 3 1/2 foot kids pool in the backyard and I exercise in that all the time. Did I mention I hate to exercise? LOL

Well gotta run now, I really have to go to the grocery store to get food for my little ones to go to camp this week.:carrot: :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:
My 7 year old (Holly) and my 5 year old (Nick) are going to Franke Park Day Camp from 8:45 to 3:30 pm all week. I have never been without my kids for this length of time, I can't wait. My 13 year old probably will be missing in action for the week as always and my husband only has Monday off. That leaves me "alone" for a bit this week. I don't know what to do!!! I guess its a good primer for when Nick goes to full day school in a year.

Have a great day:)

07-16-2006, 10:55 AM
Good morning girls! It's me! Don't faint! lol ......... what a week it's been! My back, thank heavens, is getting much better. But, we've been on the go this past week as it was Alpenfest Festival in our town. So we've been up there just about every day - concerts, free dinners, etc. I'm sorry to say my food choices this past week were not the best - but it's over now and I got on the scale this morning (1st time in 2 weeks) and I have stayed the same! That is good but ... starting today I am going to get back in control and like Tami - get out of the 170's!!!!

Kudos to you for taking online classes and working a full-time job - plus raising a child alone - that takes a lot of stamina and you should be proud of yourself. You're doing a good job.

I agree - you should go to the Y - that actually sounds like fun! Wish we had one near us .. I just might go too if we did ... I need to start getting in some exercise myself .. I am not an exercise person - will have to work on that.

Don't worry so on disciplining your daughter on the lying - you did the right thing - they need the discipline to learn right and wrong. I've been thru nine kids and if you ask them what the one thing I despised the most they will most likely say "lying"!! Even tho I caught them in many lies! You did the right thing so don't sweat the small stuff.

Wow! Good job on getting into the 160's!!!!! I better get busy!!! You're passing me up (what am I saying - you already did)! But ... you have worked at it and you deserve the credit - me, I have to honestly say I haven't worked at it lately - but, starting today I AM GOING TO GET ON TRACK!!! Keep up the good work - you'll be in the 150's before you know it! Doesn't that sound great?

Enjoy your time without the little ones this week - even tho you will miss them, you will still love that "special time alone" ... I remember when my kids went to camp - As much as I loved them - I looked forward to that "special time alone" ... now that they have kids, they say to me "now I understand why you looked forward to us going to camp every year" .. lol

Well - guess I will get busy ... got to take my shower and wash my hair. I think I will go start a weekly food journal thread in case anyone wants to join me. I need to get responsible for what I put into my mouth! I ordered a nice 4-piece outfit from QVC yesterday and I purposely ordered it in one size smaller than what I wear! I'm going to hang it up where I can see it every day in hopes that it will entice me to work harder on losing enough to get into it comfortably so I can wear it this fall ... I CAN DO THIS!!!!!

Have a great day everyone! Talk to ya later...
Love, CJ

07-17-2006, 11:50 PM
Hi guys, this is going to have to be a quick-yes quick, post. Sorry I have not been on in awhile, besides going to Las Vegas with my daughters last week, we had a tragedy. My dear wonderful brother who lives with us died Saturday night. I had to take him in for a breathing attack as I usually did about once a month or so. He usually pulls through it with maybe a night or so in the hospital. His COPD is pretty bad and the poor guy being mentally challenged is hard too. But I took him to the ER and by the time we got to the hospital, he wasn't responding when I was talking to him, even though I was rubbing his back and trying to get him to talk. I could tell he was slipping away fast. I ran in to get them to bring a gurney to my car and when they got there he had no pulse or heartbeat. They said it was probably heart related and his poor heart just stopped and he could only take so much.

I have been crying for days, and I can't believe my poor sweet brother is gone. I have been so busy making funeral arrangements, we decided to have the funeral in Mt. Clemens, Michigan where my Dad and some other family members are. He will be buried there next to our Mom and brother, Rick who was violently killed 6 yrs ago, he was married to my dear friend, Chrissy, who used to post with us. I am just glad this didn't happen last week when I was out of town with the girls. I was lucky to be with him during his last few minutes. I wish I could quit trying, it will be an adustment as I have been his care taker almost 5 yrs now, when he came to live, from Michigan to Indiana with our family.

Anyways, he is at peace and will not suffer anymore and is heaven now I am sure of it. I sure miss my bud Jerry so much, it is like there is a big hole in my heart and my life too.

I will write again when we come back from Michigan next week. We will be back on Sunday night.

The kids are all here, even our Air Force kids are too, Alan from California and Tracy from Illinois, Kelly and Dan are here too. It is nice to have the whole family together, just wish Jer was with us too. We will head to Michigan tomorrow. Love you guys, take care, Sharon

07-18-2006, 05:01 PM
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing ... He was such a nice person and I know you are going to miss him terribly. I just want you to know that you and your family are in Dick's and my thoughts - I left you a message although you probably won't hear it until you return home but just wanted you to know I'm here and thinking of you. We love you Sharon - keep your chin up and crying is good. Talk to you soon.

Much love, CJ

07-18-2006, 05:29 PM
Sassy - I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please take care:hug:

07-18-2006, 07:02 PM

You and your family our in our prayers. I'm sorry about your loss. And CJ is right, crying is good.

Love you,


07-22-2006, 11:37 AM
Good Morning Ladies!!

Well sad to say, summer camp is over now and the little ones will be spending the next 4 weeks at home with me. School starts August 21 here so atleast I have something to look forward to, LOL

I am thinking about getting a job after 5 years of staying at home. We really could use the money right now as hubby isn't working overtime again. I just have no idea what I can do anymore, and finding part time work that will fit with my son's kindergarden hours seems impossible. Christmas is coming soon and of course that has me worried financially. I am a giver and am really sad when I cannot buy much.

On the weight wars- I am down to 166 today. The scale is slowly going down but I feel fat as ever. I thought I was fat when I weighed in at a whopping 120 pounds so I know its probably all in my head. When I look into a mirror I just don't see any loss. My clothes tell a different story but my eyes can't seem to get it.

Sorry for the depressing tone of my post, its just one of those days.....its a damn good thing I am not an emotional eater, LOL

07-26-2006, 12:36 AM
Hi everyone,

Not much going on around here. Just thought I would pop my head in and say "Hi!"

Sharon-you and your family cont. to be in my thoughts and prayers. :hug: Please let us know how your doing.

Well, guess that's it for now. Going to head to bed. Five a.m. comes way to early for me.

have a good night,


07-26-2006, 08:17 AM
Good Morning Ladies!

Thought I'd pop in and say hello this morning. I am currently keeping my little neice, she is 5, for a few days. Her mommy and daddy went to the hospital this morning to have they're little baby boy. My brother was going to have my mother keep her and then go get her when mom had to work later tonite. I told him that was silly for him to be going back and forth to get her when she could just stay with us. He needs to stay with his wife until this baby is born!! And my mother is 60 years old and gets worn out very quickly when Athena (the little girl) is around. Mom called to thank me for offering to keep her, LOL She just can't tell my little brother no.

Yesterday was my oldest daughters birthday. She is a whopping 23 now. God I can't believe it, only yesterday I was giving birth to her. Time flys faster now than it used to. Its funny, somedays I feel like I am really getting old and then other days I don't feel a day over 25.

Hope everyone is losing lots of pounds....I haven't weighed myself since Saturday so I have no idea where I am right now. My daughter told me my pants were too baggy. I laughed because the pants are the only ones I have right now that I thought looked good on me.

Sharon- Your in my thoughts every day. Hope you are all right sweetie:hug:

Have a wonderful summer day ladies!

07-26-2006, 10:31 PM
Hi everyone! Sorry for not being around but we've just been so busy this week I have hardly been on the computer - plus, we've been getting storms and I don't like to even have my computer on when it's storming!

Let us know when your brother and his wife have their new son. Hope all goes well. LOL - those 5-yr olds can keep a person hopping! I'm 65 and my 5- yr old Carley sure keeps me on my toes when I take care of her. She's better than the energizer bunny!

Glad to hear from you - hope everything is going well for you.

Still thinking of you - you're in our thoughts a lot - hope all is well - as well as it can be. Let us know how you are doing.

Haven't weighed myself lately but am eating better - making better choices. Going out of town for a couple days so probably wont' hear from me until Sunday ... Then I'll start another food thread - hopefully will keep it up better this time.

Talk to you all later ..
Love, CJ

07-27-2006, 01:58 PM
My brother had a little boy, Ty Samuel, at 12:27 am today. Mommy and baby are doing fine. Big sister Athena is excited. We went to the hospital this morning and Athena threw a temper tantrum when it was time to leave. She wanted to stay with Mommy and Daddy at the hospital. It was hard to reason with a 5 year old but eventually she lost and is back home with me. Should be a fun night around here. I called my dad this morning to tell him and he didn't even know my brother was expecting. Chris (my little brother) hasn't talked to him in the last 30 years. Long story there but it has to do with my father leaving my mother when he was really small. But being the oldest sibling I let dad know anyways. I found out my dad has type II diabeties and COPD now. Guess my future is pretty well sealed as his mom was a diabetic and his brother died of emphysema in his 50's.

Well enough rambling for now, have a good day ladies:hug:

07-28-2006, 02:24 AM
Congrats to your brother and his wife on their new baby boy - cute name I like it. Yes, it's hard to reason with a 5- yr old when they want what they want and thats all there is to it! Wow, sorry to hear about your dad ... is this the 1st time you've talked to him or have you kept in contact with him over the years.


Love, CJ